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01-26-24, 12:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,046
Posted By ARider2

For the vast majority of tire and wheel...

For the vast majority of tire and wheel combinations that use tubes there should be no problem with tires stretching due to multiple tire swaps. The only issue might be on some where the tire is...
01-14-24, 10:37 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,370
Posted By ARider2

I think batteries and e-bike components should be...

I think batteries and e-bike components should be required to be UL certified. PERIOD. That is my opinion and I’m sticking to it. All of my e-bikes are UL certified.
12-28-23, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By ARider2

It’s too bad all Mongoose bikes are now...

It’s too bad all Mongoose bikes are now department store quality. Like many other brands that were bought for their name only to be downgraded in quality.
12-21-23, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By ARider2

I would first change the cable and housing using...

I would first change the cable and housing using good quality parts and also check the brake pads and replace them if they are old and hardened.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-23, 09:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,333
Posted By ARider2

In what position was the bike hanging? Was it...

In what position was the bike hanging? Was it level or hanging vertically?
Replies: 36
Views: 2,122
Posted By ARider2

I find people often put more money into a bicycle...

I find people often put more money into a bicycle than the bicycle is worth after repairs are made. The OP may have done this and they may be lucky to recapture the amount spent on repairs. That...
10-29-23, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By ARider2

Of course make sure the fit is good and take it...

Of course make sure the fit is good and take it for a test drive. Check the chain, brake pads and tires for wear. If the chain is stretched you might be looking at replacing it and the cassette....
10-23-23, 04:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,373
Posted By ARider2

This style of caliper brake and brake pad both...

This style of caliper brake and brake pad both tend to provide weak braking capacity even with brand new pads, cables and housing installed. I would replace pads, cables and housing and you may...
09-21-23, 05:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,995
Posted By ARider2

And the quick release lever is on the wrong side.

And the quick release lever is on the wrong side.
09-20-23, 07:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,995
Posted By ARider2

And it looks like the wheel is not all the way up...

And it looks like the wheel is not all the way up in the drop out if you see the outline above where the QR attaches.
06-25-23, 04:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,438
Posted By ARider2

Yikes! I saw “Back to school” and I thought oh...

Yikes! I saw “Back to school” and I thought oh no, here comes all those back to school ads and the first day of summer was just a couple of days ago!!! Good luck with your classes and the commute.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-23, 04:15 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 18,220
Posted By ARider2

The performance, feel and modulation of hydraulic...

The performance, feel and modulation of hydraulic disc brakes is superior to rim brakes in my opinion, but not necessarily enough to account for the higher cost.
Maintenance of hydraulic disc brakes...
06-20-23, 06:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 619
Posted By ARider2

If by skipping you mean it’s skipping in the same...

If by skipping you mean it’s skipping in the same gear when under a heavy load then it sounds like a new chain mated to a worn cog.
06-03-23, 05:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,381
Posted By ARider2

Not a good idea. A Wally road bike is going to be...

Not a good idea. A Wally road bike is going to be a piece of garbage compared to a $50 a day rental road bike. If you want to enjoy riding during your vacation do not consider it. Instead bite the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-23, 05:00 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,375
Posted By ARider2

Yes or no depending on personal situation.

Yes or no depending on personal situation.
05-30-23, 03:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,139
Posted By ARider2

WOW!!!! Talk about redundancy. Never enough...

WOW!!!! Talk about redundancy. Never enough taillights for some. I might worry about attracting drivers toward it something like how moths are attracted to light. It always amazes me how bad drivers...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-23, 05:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,104
Posted By ARider2

Me too itís never perfect enough for me but I try...

Me too itís never perfect enough for me but I try not to let it get the better of me!
05-29-23, 05:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,139
Posted By ARider2

steelbikeguy thanks for posting the taillight...

steelbikeguy thanks for posting the taillight photos. It really illuminates (pardon the pun) the differences.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-23, 04:43 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,104
Posted By ARider2

While I agree with these procedures and they...

While I agree with these procedures and they should produce an excellent wrap, in reality I wouldnít expect my LBS to carry them out. As long as the results are acceptable there are other ways to get...
05-27-23, 03:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,697
Posted By ARider2

Thanks for playing gigs at the senior center. My...

Thanks for playing gigs at the senior center. My mother was in assisted care for 5 years, then full skilled nursing care for 5 years before she passed from Alzheimer’s. I spent a lot of time in both...
04-26-23, 02:39 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,405
Posted By ARider2

I love it, 2 months and 78 posts later and the OP...

I love it, 2 months and 78 posts later and the OP has never checked in yet the mid drive versus hub motor debate rages on! I cast my vote for a mid drive as I like the way they ride. Mid drive costs...
04-15-23, 08:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,058
Posted By ARider2

Thatís a nice bike but itís quite rare to find...

Thatís a nice bike but itís quite rare to find folks that will fit a 62 size frame which might factor into why so little interest.
04-12-23, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By ARider2

I’m fairly certain this is the way all Bosch...

I’m fairly certain this is the way all Bosch e-bike systems work and it makes sense from a safety standpoint.
03-21-23, 04:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,236
Posted By ARider2

Start off with modest goals that you can...

Start off with modest goals that you can consistently achieve. If you can get on a schedule of riding for a specific length of time for a set number of days each week then you will have a good...
03-05-23, 06:17 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 18,020
Posted By ARider2

No, theyíre not that bad, some folks are just...

No, theyíre not that bad, some folks are just gruppo snobs!
02-28-23, 06:35 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 18,020
Posted By ARider2

On a slightly different subject the basic Tourney...

On a slightly different subject the basic Tourney 7 speed freewheel has been out of stock from Shimano for almost 2 years. I have turned away or delayed chain and freewheel replacement on many bikes...
12-28-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 65,991
Posted By ARider2

Golden shop pup... ...

Golden shop pup...

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 789
Posted By ARider2

Fist make sure the hanger is not bent. This is...

Fist make sure the hanger is not bent. This is sometimes an issue on brand new bikes.
12-05-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 14,575
Posted By ARider2

I have been riding bicycles, skating and skiing...

I have been riding bicycles, skating and skiing in the winter for well more than a half century and I’m going to continue to as long as I can.
12-01-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,573
Posted By ARider2

I have a fat e-bike with 26 X 4 tires and tubes...

I have a fat e-bike with 26 X 4 tires and tubes and I have used Orange Endurance Sealant successfully to reduce flats caused by the many thorns I encounter on single track in the woods but I’m not...
10-24-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 10,293
Posted By ARider2

Claims that a tube can be changed in 5 minutes,...

Claims that a tube can be changed in 5 minutes, or a bicycle can be assembled from the box and made ready in 15 minutes do not reflect reality. These tasks take much longer to perform and do not...
10-01-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,461
Posted By ARider2

A folding bike may be a good idea. For some ideas...

A folding bike may be a good idea. For some ideas you might read the book by David Byrne (from the band Talking Heads) wrote "Bicycle Diaries" about his travels around the globe with a folding bike.
10-01-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,335
Posted By ARider2

Keep in mind if the tire pressure is too low a...

Keep in mind if the tire pressure is too low a pinch flat can occur if you hit a pothole or road debris. However, the photo does not look like a pinch flat. It looks like something cut a slit in...
08-20-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By ARider2

I suspect your shifter cable is sticking. You...

I suspect your shifter cable is sticking. You can usually feel a little drag on it which indicates there is corrosion. If this is the problem then lubing the cable can help but best to replace the...
07-15-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 597
Posted By ARider2

Yes you can swap to 11-28 without problem it will...

Yes you can swap to 11-28 without problem it will make going up hills a little more challenging.
07-15-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 597
Posted By ARider2

The cassette looks suspect to me. As long as it...

The cassette looks suspect to me. As long as it is shifting correctly and only skipping under load I would swap it for a new one. The jockey wheels on the derailleur look worn. A video from the...
01-28-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,973
Posted By ARider2

Why leave it up to the internet? The best way to...

Why leave it up to the internet? The best way to fit a bike is through professional help and test drives. Go to a bike shop that sells Cannondale and let them help you get the right bicycle for your...
11-08-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,921
Posted By ARider2

It is possible the bike shop was low on cable...

It is possible the bike shop was low on cable housing and felt they only had enough left to complete the jobs they had already taken in. It has been difficult getting many items including cable...
09-28-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,459
Posted By ARider2

It's great to read about folks like you who are...

It's great to read about folks like you who are still active and regularly riding a good amount of miles at over 80 years old. Congratulations on your good health and keep up the riding!
08-30-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 18,964
Posted By ARider2

Bike shops no longer carry cool stuff for people...

Bike shops no longer carry cool stuff for people to browse anymore because it does not sell. The product does not sell in bike shops because people buy the stuff for a few dollars less online. As a...
08-08-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,361
Posted By ARider2

Find a bicycle shop that you trust so that you...

Find a bicycle shop that you trust so that you don't have to run the the internet to check every time they make a suggestion that will help your bicycle run better even if it will cost you more...
07-17-21, 04:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By ARider2

Routine maintenance should include removing the...

Routine maintenance should include removing the seatpost, cleaning and re-greasing it every year. I do this on every bicycle when I give it a tune up. With the seatpost out I also check the torque...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,937
Posted By ARider2

The hanger may look OK to the eye but if it is...

The hanger may look OK to the eye but if it is even slightly off it can cause the issue you described. Best to put an alignment gauge on to check if the hanger is properly aligned.
06-22-21, 03:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,712
Posted By ARider2

This thread reminds me that most flat repairs can...

This thread reminds me that most flat repairs can be fixed fairly quickly in less than 10 minutes while others can take much longer.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,694
Posted By ARider2

It sure looks like it is installed backwards.

It sure looks like it is installed backwards.
06-11-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 19,681
Posted By ARider2

This is very bad news indeed. It is nearly...

This is very bad news indeed. It is nearly impossible for any small business to survive these days and even more so for the LBS given the fact complete bicycles and parts and accessories have been in...
06-09-21, 03:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,317
Posted By ARider2

I use the ratcheting crank arm wrench from Hozan....

I use the ratcheting crank arm wrench from Hozan. The tool has 15mm on one side and 14mm on the other. I find it is of excellent quality and holds up well.

...
06-01-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,115
Posted By ARider2

Imagine if you're the person at the LBS who...

Imagine if you're the person at the LBS who estimated the cable replacement will take 30 minutes only to find the job took 1.5 hours.
05-24-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,974
Posted By ARider2

I think the BIGGER question is why upgrade from...

I think the BIGGER question is why upgrade from 11 to 12 speed?
05-01-21, 04:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By ARider2

Yes, I cleaned the brake rotor with Brakekleen...

Yes, I cleaned the brake rotor with Brakekleen before I changed it and the noise remained so I swapped it.
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