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Forum: Touring
07-19-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,076
Posted By harrier

PX-10 Midge bars

I put Midge bars on my PX-10 when I ran it as a single speed:

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07-19-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,657
Posted By harrier

Miyata 1000 1982 ...

Miyata 1000 1982


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07-30-13, 02:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,334
Posted By harrier

Classic. I am reading this after spending the...

Classic. I am reading this after spending the evening on the family bikes. It is compulsion, but there is a deep satisfaction in it. Current projects:

1. Bought a 2006 Marin Bayview Trail for...
07-30-13, 02:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,612
Posted By harrier

Another one to consider is Public Bikes - this...

Another one to consider is Public Bikes - this one is on sale for $449. No internal hub - have to pay a bit more for that, but insanely popular with women:

http://publicbikes.com/p/PUBLIC-V7-2013
07-30-13, 01:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,612
Posted By harrier

See if you can find an older model Bianchi Milano...

See if you can find an older model Bianchi Milano with the internal hub. I bought one for my wife a few years back and it rides like a dream and looks cool. Nothing on the market touches it.
...
11-08-11, 01:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By harrier

Public Bike photo contest

I saw this in an email - Public Bikes is doing a giveaway. I don't know the details, but I have a little Public-bike lust.

Check it out here: http://bike.bo.lt/public

I think you send a photo...
09-18-11, 10:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,275
Posted By harrier

Training wheels are just a disaster. Can you...

Training wheels are just a disaster. Can you write a post telling people your experience once you get through?

I have yet to hear from someone that using a Like a Bike, Skuut, or even...
07-21-11, 12:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 20,419
Posted By harrier

Get riding! I just did a ride tonight with my...

Get riding! I just did a ride tonight with my two kids. My son feels obliged to ask every few minutes what gear I am in, as in 1,2 or 2, 4 (front, rear).

Even tonight, when I was riding my...
07-21-11, 12:24 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,194
Posted By harrier

I suppose it says something that I have rarely...

I suppose it says something that I have rarely seen a Riv bike on CL...
07-20-11, 01:49 AM
Replies: 8
Gps
Views: 694
Posted By harrier

I have a Garmin GPS, but I never use it anymore. ...

I have a Garmin GPS, but I never use it anymore.

An iPhone and Runkeeper app is awesome. Tracks and stores your rides and gives you a map as you go.
07-20-11, 01:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 20,419
Posted By harrier

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/search/bik?query=kids+...

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/search/bik?query=kids+mountain&srchType=A&minAsk=&maxAsk=
07-20-11, 01:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 20,419
Posted By harrier

Get gears if you are asking the question! I love...

Get gears if you are asking the question! I love that you do 5 mile rides!

Marin Hidden Canyon is a nice 20" bike with gears and hand brakes. REI sells them. We loved ours.
07-20-11, 01:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 13,399
Posted By harrier

I got my daughter an Electra Hawaii II. She...

I got my daughter an Electra Hawaii II. She LOVED it. I had to add gears recently, so she could ride with us. How old is she?
07-20-11, 01:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 20,021
Posted By harrier

I have gone through this a few times now, with my...

I have gone through this a few times now, with my kids and the neighbors, and have learned a few things that I hope help:

1. Kids bikes have all the parts of adult bikes, but cost half or less. ...
07-20-11, 01:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,032
Posted By harrier

I bought an Electra used on eBay and replaced the...

I bought an Electra used on eBay and replaced the rear wheel with a seven speed hub. Works great.

My son had a used Marin Hidden Canyon. Great bike!

I would ignore the front shock issue. The...
07-20-11, 01:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,111
Posted By harrier

http://cgi.ebay.com/Shimano-LX-M570-9S-Front-Mount...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Shimano-LX-M570-9S-Front-Mountain-Bike-Trigger-Shifter-/200631988999?pt=Cycling_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2eb6993307#ht_3760wt_858
07-20-11, 01:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,111
Posted By harrier

I totally agree!! Grip shifters for a FD on a...

I totally agree!!
Grip shifters for a FD on a kids bike is negligence. Neither of my kids could ever move them.
I replaced the left shifter with triggers on my kids bike and it made a world of...
06-29-11, 12:31 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,489
Posted By harrier

Hah! In my town 40-60 year old guys wear full...

Hah! In my town 40-60 year old guys wear full racing outfits in outlandish colors covered with logos for weekend rides. That, my friend, is an attention wh**e.

Fixies are fun. I have a PX-10...
06-28-11, 11:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 961
Posted By harrier

What size chainring for a 7-speed nexus on a kids 20" bike

My daughter has an Electra Hawaii 1 20" cruiser. It is a single speed coaster brake model with a 40 tooth front chainring and 20 tooth rear. The cranks are 140mm.

I bought a 20"x1.5" rear wheel...
09-03-10, 12:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,930
Posted By harrier

I managed to find a place in Florida that had...

I managed to find a place in Florida that had pre-built 20" wheels with hub shifters. Lighten Up Bikes (http://lightenupbikes.com/shimano-nexus-inter-3-20-inch-beach-cruiser-wheel-silver.aspx)
08-26-10, 02:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,930
Posted By harrier

I tried that. I gave her the Marin 20" MTB with...

I tried that. I gave her the Marin 20" MTB with gears that I had for her brother. It was even yellow. She hated it. Her Electra has high handlebars and a big, cushy seat with plastic pedals that...
08-26-10, 02:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,930
Posted By harrier

My apologies. She is 7 and has learned to use...

My apologies. She is 7 and has learned to use coaster but not handbrakes.

I have tended to have a bias against grip shifters for little kids, and for my son I replaced them with used triggers on...
08-25-10, 02:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,930
Posted By harrier

Torchy, I don't know if you have been in the...

Torchy,
I don't know if you have been in the market for kids bikes, but trigger shifters are as rare as double amputee kickboxers.

Ibex has one ($450) and maybe Trek, but the rest is all grip. I...
08-25-10, 02:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,930
Posted By harrier

Big issue is that kids bikes tend not to have...

Big issue is that kids bikes tend not to have internal hubs. Why do I care?

I ride a lot with kids, and it takes them a long time to remember to shift prior to the incline. So they start riding...
08-24-10, 03:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,930
Posted By harrier

Adding gears to daughter's cruising bike

My daughter has a 20" wheel pink cruising bike by Electra and has finally decided to love biking! I am trying to find a way to add gears to get her to continue loving to ride.

She is riding well,...
12-03-09, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,178
Posted By harrier

Scooters are cool, but consider a strider bike. ...

Scooters are cool, but consider a strider bike. They are incredible. I bought my kids a like-a-bike which has the lowest cost-per-use of any item in my home! Other folks like alternatives.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-09, 01:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By harrier

Light, small frame

I bought a used bike for my wife that she had been using on a trip overseas. When we changed the bars to drop bars, it became immediately apparent that the top tube was too long for her. So, now I...
08-07-09, 02:38 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,021
Posted By harrier

I bought a Bianchi Milano for my wife, and she...

I bought a Bianchi Milano for my wife, and she loves it. She has even gone Mt. Biking on it as well as 25+ mile rides! I bought her a Ti bike afterwards with much better components (used) and she...
08-07-09, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 12,599
Posted By harrier

Trek is great. We have rented them numerous...

Trek is great. We have rented them numerous times and they are solid. I also recommend the Marin Hidden Canyon, which my son has ridden for 1.5 years. Excellent bike.
08-07-09, 12:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,504
Posted By harrier

My son has a Marin Hidden Canyon. It has been a...

My son has a Marin Hidden Canyon. It has been a great bike and he is about to turn 8. He is tall for his age. I would not go to 24".

The positive on the Marin is that it is small and light and...
08-07-09, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,573
Posted By harrier

I wouldn't count out the Bianchi Milano. It is a...

I wouldn't count out the Bianchi Milano. It is a cruiser that has big enough tires for trail riding. It is NOT a mountain bike, so you woud be extremely unhappy on single-track or downhill. But my...
07-15-09, 11:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By harrier

Shimano Hotrock - need new Front Derailleur

I am helping a friend whose 10 year old twins have new Specialized Hot Rock bikes (24"). They are perfectly adequate bikes except the components are truly wretched. These kids are very good riders...
04-28-09, 10:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,077
Posted By harrier

My wife loves her Bianchi Milano. And she has...

My wife loves her Bianchi Milano. And she has ridden on relatively long rides (30miles). It is a "hybrid", but it is also nice looking and very functional.

Before you trash your old bike, you...
04-28-09, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 697
Posted By harrier

Take the training wheels, and the pedals, off. ...

Take the training wheels, and the pedals, off. Trust me.

Adjust the seat so that your kid can comfortably walk while on the seat and "scoot". Your kid sounds like he really likes it, which is...
04-28-09, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,172
Posted By harrier

I would ask your friends and neighbors. There...

I would ask your friends and neighbors. There are SO MANY small bikes rusting in garages in my neighborhood. Then you can do the 16" for two years and move on without guilt.
04-28-09, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,573
Posted By harrier

I went to a local used bike place and found a...

I went to a local used bike place and found a triple from an old Trek. Turns out that Suntour makes one, but it is only available in Europe! Go figure. Now a new Bottom Bracket...
04-28-09, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By harrier

Thanks! I am having the LBS put a new BB in. My...

Thanks! I am having the LBS put a new BB in. My son is excited!
04-26-09, 01:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,875
Posted By harrier

Best time to remove training wheels is as soon as...

Best time to remove training wheels is as soon as you get the bike home from the store.

Training wheels do nothing.

Get a bike that the kids can touch the ground when standing over the bike? ...
04-26-09, 01:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By harrier

Spindle length or derailleur

I have a Marin 20" bike for my son. It is a 2x7 gear.

I bought a triple crank used from a Trek 220 and put it on the bike. I had a Deore triple FD that I also applied. Unfortunately, the...
04-08-09, 12:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,573
Posted By harrier

152mm Triple Crankset - source needed

Looking to find a 152mm triple for my son's 24" mountain bike. It has a double now and he is riding harder.

I know SR Suntour makes one, because it is used on the Specialized Hotrock. But I...
04-07-09, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By harrier

Got the bike used. I took the shifter apart and...

Got the bike used. I took the shifter apart and re-lubed. I also replaced a rotting Shimano f/d. I have yet to clean and lube the guides and the BB, but it is really hard to shift. Right shifter...
04-07-09, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By harrier

I am often misguided, but largely coachable.

I am often misguided, but largely coachable.
04-07-09, 12:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By harrier

Trigger shifter for double?

I am looking to replace my son's grip shifters with triggers - he just can't get enough torque to shift the front without stopping the bike and using two hands. He currently has SRAM Gripshifters...
04-07-09, 12:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,371
Posted By harrier

Thanks for the feedback. Took him to the LBS...

Thanks for the feedback. Took him to the LBS today, and they had a Specialized 13" with 24" wheels that gave him about 1.5" clearance over the top tube. I have decided to wait six months and see...
04-06-09, 01:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,371
Posted By harrier

When to go to XS frame

I have a son (7 years old) that I am riding every weekend with on Mt. Tam. He is a good rider, getting used to downhills, but a strong grinder up the mountain. We do 4-6 mile ascents.

He has...
04-06-09, 12:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,447
Posted By harrier

NO. no no no no no no no Get a small bike...

NO. no no no no no no no

Get a small bike or a glider. Most kids I know can ride a like a bike at 2.5 years. None can ride a real bike without training wheels. Buy a user glider or a smaller...
04-06-09, 12:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 964
Posted By harrier

I am confused. a 16" wheel is pretty big for a...

I am confused. a 16" wheel is pretty big for a 3.5 year old. Are they on training wheels?

I would take the diapers off during riding (the saddle can handle pee). I would also put them back on...
04-06-09, 12:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,875
Posted By harrier

-100 on training wheels

I tried training wheels with my son for over a year, with great frustration. Finally, I got a like a bike, he loved it, learned to balance quickly, and rode it like a madman. It took 30 minutes one...
03-30-09, 12:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,133
Posted By harrier

no, no, no. Unless you have parts hanging around,...

no, no, no. Unless you have parts hanging around, it will cost you $300+. If you have a jones for vintage, buy something with some of the parts. If you want to go SS/FG, replace a back wheel,...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-09, 12:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,854
Posted By harrier

Set a goal for your commute time (preferably...

Set a goal for your commute time (preferably shorter than current...). When you reach it, reward yourself with a new cross bike.

Or go with a road bike that can take slightly fatter tires to go...
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