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12-02-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 766
Posted By freeranger

Yes, it's normal--for a minute or two. Then let...

Yes, it's normal--for a minute or two. Then let out a good, loud DAMN IT ! And go about finding touch up paint or fingernail polish for a close match.
12-02-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By freeranger

Not meaning to be controversial or political,...

Not meaning to be controversial or political, just curious. Did you and your wife have the covid booster? As someone who once had asthma and bronchitis, I'm very aware that respiratory problems are...
12-01-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By freeranger

I just replaced a front, 3 spd Shimano front road...

I just replaced a front, 3 spd Shimano front road derailleur which was an old model prone to breakage, with a Microshift front derailleur. The Microshift works very well, I would not hesitate to...
12-01-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,652
Posted By freeranger

A rose by any other name....... Don't have any...

A rose by any other name....... Don't have any idea how this pertains to the original ?, but the way the topic is progressing, it will probably stir something up:commute:
11-25-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By freeranger

To follow up--the Microshift R 539 worked. Just...

To follow up--the Microshift R 539 worked. Just put it on my wife's bike today (11/25). Found I had a der. on hand for my bike, which worked. I don't have to replace a FD that often and guess it...
11-21-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By freeranger

And if it is an inexpensive btm bracket, the shop...

And if it is an inexpensive btm bracket, the shop could install a better one, so future problems might be avoided.
11-20-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 661
Posted By freeranger

Not too much of a problem finding compatible...

Not too much of a problem finding compatible parts. I'll try to research online first, but if still not certain, have some good LBS around that can help, and of course, there is the Bike Mechanics...
11-17-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 806
Posted By freeranger

My first MTB had a rigid fork. What a difference...

My first MTB had a rigid fork. What a difference when I got my first MTB with a suspension fork, even though it was a low end fork, it made riding much more enjoyable. Even "mild" trails with roots...
11-17-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 575
Posted By freeranger

Always has taken a while for my "internal clock"...

Always has taken a while for my "internal clock" to adjust to the time change, but seems worse this year than in the past. By the clock, I"m waking up an hour earlier, and falling asleep an hour...
11-16-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By freeranger

Maybe because it's the spray and not the scrub? I...

Maybe because it's the spray and not the scrub? I looked up Tecnu (I used to use it when I did more mtn.bike riding and would encounter poison ivy). Looks like what you want is Tecnu Extreme Poison...
11-16-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,438
Posted By freeranger

I've had all types (except hydraulic) brakes...

I've had all types (except hydraulic) brakes through the years. The very best, at least on the bikes I"ve owned,, and easiest to adjust/maintain are the Avid "V-brakes" on my mtn bike. It's the...
11-14-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,557
Posted By freeranger

The way trends seem to be headed, it might be any...

The way trends seem to be headed, it might be any "fully mechanical" bike, i.e. cable actuated rim brakes, cable actuated derailleur(s), external cable routing, no tubeless or tlr rims. You get the...
11-13-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 206
Posted By freeranger

Seat--if it's a torture device, you won't want to...

Seat--if it's a torture device, you won't want to ride, nothing else will matter much. Seat height and fore/aft adjustment. Stem length/rise, so the reach feels comfortable..
Brake levers positions...
11-13-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Posted By freeranger

I thought this might be about a "broken...

I thought this might be about a "broken mirror"!
11-13-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By freeranger

Had a deer startle me while riding. Stopped by a...

Had a deer startle me while riding. Stopped by a fence to allow some further back to catch up. Unknown to me, on the other side of the fence, was momma deer and fawn. Realized she was there when I...
11-10-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By freeranger

In all fairness, I have read where riders have...

In all fairness, I have read where riders have used it, some said it worked, and some said it did not work. But I'll stick with (unintended pun) the tried and proven- don't read of bad results using...
11-10-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By freeranger

I clicked and read the replies, including post...

I clicked and read the replies, including post #84--did you bother to read that far?
11-09-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By freeranger

Happy Birthday!!! Hoping to be doing as well on...

Happy Birthday!!! Hoping to be doing as well on my 83rd! An 82 yr.old friend recently bought his first e-bike. With a replaced knee and developing hip issues, it is allowing him to keep wheels...
11-08-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 832
Posted By freeranger

I started mtn biking when it was first becoming...

I started mtn biking when it was first becoming popular (yeah, I'm old!) Back then 600mm (26") bars were the usual. I still use a 26 with a slight rise and I think 9 degree sweep. Nothing says you...
11-05-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,168
Posted By freeranger

I've used E 6000 on hiking boots, tennis shoes,...

I've used E 6000 on hiking boots, tennis shoes, all sorts of repairs, with good results. Glued part of a sole on my wife's tennis shoes, that she uses daily on a treadmill, and it's holding up....
11-03-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By freeranger

That looks like it might be rubber...

That looks like it might be rubber cement?--vulcanizing fluid is what should be used for patches, such as: 4 Tubes Rema SVS-Vulc Tube Patch Vulcanizing Cement 5 Gram (7 ml): Amazon.com: Industrial &...
11-02-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By freeranger

Was the e-mail from the seller or from the mfr?...

Was the e-mail from the seller or from the mfr? If from the seller, I'd be contacting the mfr. directly. If the mfr., I agree that I'd be avoiding their products in the future.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,786
Posted By freeranger

One important consideration is the frame builder....

One important consideration is the frame builder. A frame made by a talented frame maker is going to be more "comfortable" than whatever material is used by a mediocre builder. Material is only one...
11-02-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By freeranger

Agree with the above. Sounds like a company as...

Agree with the above. Sounds like a company as popular would want to make things right for you. And if there is a problem, they would want to fix it.
10-31-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,033
Posted By freeranger

Any chance of borrowing your brother-in-law's...

Any chance of borrowing your brother-in-law's mtn. bike to see if you like mtn.biking? Or are there any bike shops that rent bikes, or someone that would let you try their bike? Personally, I don't...
10-29-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,047
Posted By freeranger

Total agreement that many(most?) are placed by...

Total agreement that many(most?) are placed by officials who don't ride. Not too long ago my wife clipped a bollard. It is at the beginning of a 90 degree turn onto a straight and coming the other...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 583
Posted By freeranger

The bar on the Panasonic appears to have less of...

The bar on the Panasonic appears to have less of a bend, seem to be "angled" which would effectively put the hoods closer to the rider. Looks like moving the levers up might help.
10-18-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,664
Posted By freeranger

I don't consider myself fast on a bike, and with...

I don't consider myself fast on a bike, and with food, I definitely don't fast (lucky?-I have an impossible time gaining weight-stay slim no matter what!)
10-18-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,332
Posted By freeranger

My underseat bag has 1 spare tube, a patch kit,...

My underseat bag has 1 spare tube, a patch kit, CO2 inflator, tire levers, and a used dryer sheet--to run around the inside of a tire-a used dryer sheet will snag easy and show if there is anything...
10-16-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2,095
Views: 740,169
Posted By freeranger

Looks to be in great shape. Looking at the...

Looks to be in great shape. Looking at the exposed seatpost, def too small for you. Sure your friend will enjoy it, glad to hear you know someone who will ride it!
10-16-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,041
Posted By freeranger

Anything that moves against another part needs...

Anything that moves against another part needs lubrication. What type of lube and how often is the question. In general, parts open to the elements (such as chains) need cleaned and lubed more often....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,481
Posted By freeranger

A pic with hands on the hoods might provide...

A pic with hands on the hoods might provide better insight on fit. I think since your hands are back on the bar and has your posture more upright might be throwing us off.
10-14-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 881
Posted By freeranger

I have CO2 for miles away. The one in the truck...

I have CO2 for miles away. The one in the truck would be for other riders who forget to air up before starting a ride--has happened a few times. (or if I forget-tho it hasn't happened-yet)
10-12-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 881
Posted By freeranger

Keeping spare pump in truck cab//car trunk?

I've thought about keeping my spare full size pump in my truck cab. I haven't, as it seems to me that heat in a closed up vehicle might possibly damage the washer (correct term?) on the plunger. Good...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 42,154
Posted By freeranger

Like both-road and off road. Actually prefer off...

Like both-road and off road. Actually prefer off road, but due at an injury (not bike related), off road is off for now. Looking forward to some mtn bike trails. Good thing I enjoy road also.
10-11-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,124
Posted By freeranger

Riders flying by with no...

Riders flying by with no announcement--inconsiderate and dangerous for both riders. As this is in "mechanics", guess it would be ?? which obviously need specifics, but none are supplied.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,484
Posted By freeranger

Can't say for Power Cup, but I have Mich Pro 4...

Can't say for Power Cup, but I have Mich Pro 4 Service Course (tube) tires and no problem. A friend switched from Conti to Mich due to mounting difficulty (sorry-don't know which models).
10-08-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3,637
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Views: 583,467
Posted By freeranger

When we moved in 2003 (I was 52), my wife and I...

When we moved in 2003 (I was 52), my wife and I only rode mtn.bike trails and rail-trails. Not near as many in our current location, so in 2006 (55 y.o.) we bought drop bar road bikes. I'm 71 now and...
10-08-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By freeranger

A friend has Brooks with the cutout (don't know...

A friend has Brooks with the cutout (don't know model name) on both his gravel (which also serves for road duty) and mtn bike. A leather saddle with a cutout might work. Haven't tried leather myself...
10-06-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,414
Posted By freeranger

Good to hear you're only replacing the bar and...

Good to hear you're only replacing the bar and tape-cheaper and easier than teeth!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 684
Posted By freeranger

Have you considered cutting a piece of butyl tube...

Have you considered cutting a piece of butyl tube to fit over the stem and extend to cover the area getting the puncture?
10-03-22, 06:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 962
Posted By freeranger

Sizing "guides" are just that--a general guide,...

Sizing "guides" are just that--a general guide, and are not correct for everyone. I had considered a hybrid once, and like the Trek FX line. Trek's sizing guide indicated a medium was the right size....
09-28-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 829
Posted By freeranger

First I've heard of that frame builder, had to...

First I've heard of that frame builder, had to look it up. Figure it wasn't cheap. Looks like they're based in Colorado, so if you can't get a response, at least you can get courts involved. I'd want...
09-27-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 863
Posted By freeranger

Haven't shopped for a bike in over a decade, but...

Haven't shopped for a bike in over a decade, but from what I have read on this site, seems you might be replacing part(s) of it the GT to obtain better shifting: SRAM SX Eagle shifting - fix or...
09-25-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,562
Posted By freeranger

Did you inflate the tires to 140 psi?

Did you inflate the tires to 140 psi?
09-25-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,106
Posted By freeranger

Could you sew (or have sewn) a vertical strip of...

Could you sew (or have sewn) a vertical strip of tough fabric to your seat bag? Or maybe punch two holes thru the seat bag, then pop rivet a tough piece of fabric vertically.
09-23-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3,637
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 583,467
Posted By freeranger

Riding without a cell phone?! Almost as...

Riding without a cell phone?! Almost as frightening as riding without: electronic shifting, hydraulic brakes, v-brakes, GPS, carbon frame/components, clipless pedals, 1x systems with pie plate sized...
09-20-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,606
Posted By freeranger

Will be getting flu and current Omicron variant...

Will be getting flu and current Omicron variant shot about 2 wks.out. I always get a flu shot--had it so bad when 16 yrs old (or maybe 17) that if you touched a hair on my head, it felt like you hit...
09-19-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By freeranger

After reading the posts, I recall him. Never paid...

After reading the posts, I recall him. Never paid too much attention to his posts, figured it was just a lot of talk. Buying an expensive bike, a shed for parents, etc. So, the posts were real, or at...
09-17-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 706
Posted By freeranger

Maybe better put: you're more likely to be...

Maybe better put: you're more likely to be noticed falling getting on or off the bike, than being seen riding a bike with a step-thru frame. Hope you did find it funny--wasn't meant to be "mean".
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