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Forum: Commuting
12-17-23, 08:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,139
Posted By Chuck Naill

I've not read the entire responses, but it...

I've not read the entire responses, but it occurred to me that you could choose to commute one or two a week or on certain days. If you decided to ride the bike every Wednesday for two years rain or...
11-18-23, 07:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,170
Posted By Chuck Naill

I would encourage any form of riding as long as...

I would encourage any form of riding as long as you can do so safely. I would visit some bike shops, go to several. If one listens and makes recommendations that take into account your concerns, then...
10-20-23, 06:20 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,732
Posted By Chuck Naill

Specialized services are a challenge for the new...

Specialized services are a challenge for the new customer who knows little. It can be intimidating to break into cycling, white-water paddling, back packing, learning to play a musical instrument....
10-19-23, 04:49 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,732
Posted By Chuck Naill

. If you are in business, you are in sales. Had...

. If you are in business, you are in sales. Had the lady asked me to install training wheels I would have said it will be $30 and performed the task. Everyone thinks they deserve more $ and maybe...
10-14-23, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By Chuck Naill

What I enjoy most is the ads of the brands that...

What I enjoy most is the ads of the brands that are now more likely a part of a large conglomerate. The late '70's that I experienced running, hiking, biking, and later white water paddling which was...
10-02-23, 06:24 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,443
Posted By Chuck Naill

No doubt physical fitness is a good thing, but so...

No doubt physical fitness is a good thing, but so is mental health. For me, the goal is not to live a long time, but to live well for as long as I live. I want to learn new things. I've seen 90 year...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-23, 08:49 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,651
Posted By Chuck Naill

I would translate the OP as saying he sees no...

I would translate the OP as saying he sees no reason but is open to having his reasonings challenged by other cyclists.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-23, 05:38 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,651
Posted By Chuck Naill

A friend gave me a 1980's Trek that I rode for...

A friend gave me a 1980's Trek that I rode for several years until I damaged the frame on a car top carrier. Then I rode my son's carbon bike that was a bit too big for another couple of years. When...
09-03-23, 05:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,346
Posted By Chuck Naill

Fenders are your friend. I honestly don't know...

Fenders are your friend. I honestly don't know why they are not more popular. Even dirt bikes have them.
09-02-23, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By Chuck Naill

I was moving up a hill the other day and a couple...

I was moving up a hill the other day and a couple of electric bike riders ran a stop sign as I progressed through the intersection. I didn't have a stop sign. The man floored it, but the lady was...
08-29-23, 06:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,448
Posted By Chuck Naill

I would begin to teach them how to maintain their...

I would begin to teach them how to maintain their toys. If they destroy one, don't purchase another. Based on you post, my concern would be if the child would be able to safely make the 17 mile trip.
08-27-23, 11:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,448
Posted By Chuck Naill

I never bought anything for the children with...

I never bought anything for the children with "cheap" as a criteria. Surely the school would allow the bike to be stored inside during practice,
08-27-23, 11:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,517
Posted By Chuck Naill

My experience of late has been that nothing...

My experience of late has been that nothing replicates actual work. Work is doing something required to accomplish a task. Mowing a yard cannot be replicated in a gym, I think. I might be wrong of...
08-24-23, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By Chuck Naill

Definitely take care of the rust, but the battle...

Definitely take care of the rust, but the battle scars are a part of your and the bike's connection.
Forum: Touring
08-21-23, 05:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,738
Posted By Chuck Naill

I also have old school clips that are not...

I also have old school clips that are not attached at present. Either way, I can wear the shoes or sandals I prefer. No land speed records of interest.
08-20-23, 02:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,483
Posted By Chuck Naill

If you enjoy the process, you will benefit....

If you enjoy the process, you will benefit. Forget ROI.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-23, 05:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,679
Posted By Chuck Naill

Riding has never been about miles. I just enjoy a...

Riding has never been about miles. I just enjoy a short ride most of the time. I live near downtown so a circular course is always enjoyable. A trip to the grocery store and back, less than three...
08-15-23, 08:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,090
Posted By Chuck Naill

I understand if you want to sell it, but the idea...

I understand if you want to sell it, but the idea that an object is too good for a person doesn't resonate with me. Nice work, BTW.
08-14-23, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By Chuck Naill

Thank you. I had never heard of boning leather....

Thank you. I had never heard of boning leather. After researching, I discovered using a hot spoon can be used. So, we can bone and spoon in a new context...LOL!!
Forum: Touring
08-07-23, 04:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,366
Posted By Chuck Naill

Based on my hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains...

Based on my hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains and AT, being alone is one of the best experiences. When you are alone you are not talking. As a result, stuff happens.
08-07-23, 08:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,068
Posted By Chuck Naill

Topeak Road Morph stays in the pannier and does a...

Topeak Road Morph stays in the pannier and does a great very good job. I've never used it for a puncture, but I have used it to pump up a near flat tire from loss of pressure.
08-06-23, 04:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,118
Posted By Chuck Naill

Most of my purchases are for the grandchildren's...

Most of my purchases are for the grandchildren's needs and I wouldn't have it any other way. The 2017 Kona Sutra is my terminal bike, most likely. It can handle anything I need a bike to do. It is...
08-06-23, 04:16 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,700
Posted By Chuck Naill

I was coming to a four way stop when a cyclist...

I was coming to a four way stop when a cyclist disregarded the stop sign. She didn't see me. I was surprised she didn't glance to the right or left. Perhaps she didn't see the sign.
08-05-23, 06:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,100
Posted By Chuck Naill

When I rode in rural areas, I learned to ride...

When I rode in rural areas, I learned to ride clipped in. Now that I ride in the city, I prefer to use touring type pedals. I have the cages/clips for when I might be out of traffic.
Forum: Touring
08-01-23, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 866
Posted By Chuck Naill

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x599/ultimate_touring_bike_d81e9e2e3878a9f624bbefa8063e387857ae9859.jpg

This has always been my ultimate touring bike photo. I used to be...
07-27-23, 06:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,612
Posted By Chuck Naill

My experience drinking water after working...

My experience drinking water after working outside this time of year does not produce excessive urination.
07-26-23, 06:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,833
Posted By Chuck Naill

Just some thoughts, I can appreciate getting help...

Just some thoughts, I can appreciate getting help from a battery if you are older and cannot keep up with the group. I can appreciate older folks enjoying a battery powered bike riding alone in the...
06-18-23, 05:55 PM
06-18-23, 05:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,209
Posted By Chuck Naill

I really like a bike with fenders.

I really like a bike with fenders.
06-16-23, 06:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,698
Posted By Chuck Naill

There is a saying, golf is a good walk spoiled....

There is a saying, golf is a good walk spoiled. For me, dogs are a good ride spoiled.
Forum: Touring
06-06-23, 05:30 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,237
Posted By Chuck Naill

I've found the Kona Sutra to be the most...

I've found the Kona Sutra to be the most versatile bike I've ever owned.
05-30-23, 06:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,608
Posted By Chuck Naill

You were not treated badly.

You were not treated badly.
05-25-23, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By Chuck Naill

Last evening when I took the bike back to my...

Last evening when I took the bike back to my grandson, I told him what you said. This is his first multi speed bike. I believe you properly diagnosed the problem. Thank you.
05-24-23, 06:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By Chuck Naill

No problem, Bill. I took the bike to the...

No problem, Bill.

I took the bike to the shop I use, they corrected the problem. The mechanic said there was a lot of play in the cable. He adjusted the cable barrel screw. I learned something...
05-21-23, 06:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,788
Posted By Chuck Naill

My observation is that speed is usually the...

My observation is that speed is usually the problem. I've noticed that MPH and time to complete a route is important to bicyclists. This puts them in direct competition for space with hikers and...
05-16-23, 01:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,512
Posted By Chuck Naill

At least now I come to my senses during the dream.

At least now I come to my senses during the dream.
05-15-23, 10:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,135
Posted By Chuck Naill

Between 2018-2020 I hiked the same 10 mile loop...

Between 2018-2020 I hiked the same 10 mile loop in the Smoky Mountains. Each week, something was different and new. I practiced being in the present and I journalled after the hike. I hiked in...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-23, 02:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,547
Posted By Chuck Naill

Choosing Your Click-Stand...

Choosing Your Click-Stand (http://www.click-stand.com/about-click-stand.html)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-23, 12:01 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,876
Posted By Chuck Naill

Not the ones I purchase. :)

Not the ones I purchase. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-23, 11:16 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,876
Posted By Chuck Naill

If you owned the new bike and a person made the...

If you owned the new bike and a person made the same request, what would you do? Also, in two hours, the bike isn't new anymore. The seller must either lie or tell the potential buyer they are...
05-08-23, 10:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,963
Posted By Chuck Naill

I like the "box stock" approach....

I like the "box stock" approach. Congratulations.
04-30-23, 07:23 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 11,894
Posted By Chuck Naill

I need to ride this trail. I am in Huntsville....

I need to ride this trail. I am in Huntsville. You mentioned round trip. Was it circular or out and back?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-23, 06:53 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,098
Posted By Chuck Naill

Are you 10 years old?

Are you 10 years old?
03-25-23, 07:01 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,628
Posted By Chuck Naill

Does anyone remember the TV show, Then Came...

Does anyone remember the TV show, Then Came Bronson? Bronson rode a Harley Davidson Sportster that he used for traveling about and by removing some parts using it as a hill climber. I always think...
03-18-23, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 702
Posted By Chuck Naill

Gold works because it does and because the tires...

Gold works because it does and because the tires have a goldish tint.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-23, 09:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,611
Posted By Chuck Naill

I use a forward-facing white flashing light...

I use a forward-facing white flashing light always.
03-07-23, 07:05 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 10,702
Posted By Chuck Naill

Threads about needless most contentious...

Threads about needless most contentious topics...LOL!!
02-26-23, 01:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,692
Posted By Chuck Naill

I never hit a golf ball until I was 40. Within a...

I never hit a golf ball until I was 40. Within a few years I shot in the 70's twice. I spent my time on the putting green and driving range. I focused on the short game. Someone suggested to break 90...
02-25-23, 10:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,692
Posted By Chuck Naill

Sometimes you just have to accept where you are...

Sometimes you just have to accept where you are in life. There will come a time when your children are older and maybe you live in a different, less crowded, location, and perhaps feel more secure in...
02-23-23, 08:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,796
Posted By Chuck Naill

I can't say I enjoy rotating the tires on the...

I can't say I enjoy rotating the tires on the Suby, but I enjoy knowing I can and have the necessary equipment. This is how I look at bicycle maintenance. What I cannot perform can be outsourced.
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