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10-27-23, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 701
Posted By 88ss

Rode my age today and other milestones....

Today got in 63 miles, not a big deal for most serious cyclists, but it is not something I usually do, I prefer shorter faster rides than long ones at lower speeds. It was not really planned, I had...
10-26-23, 07:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,490
Posted By indyfabz

Take some short trips if you can. I jumped into...

Take some short trips if you can. I jumped into the deep end of the touring pool with a 6,000-mile trip that took nearly 4 months. After that, I did two other 7-week trips--one in Andalucia, Spain...
10-22-23, 06:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,014
Posted By Jeff Neese

If that doesn't work, try my technique: 1....

If that doesn't work, try my technique:

1. Hold both grips in one hand.
2. Toss them in the trash.
3. Install grips with lock-on collars.
10-20-23, 03:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,014
Posted By urbanknight

This is what I used at home before getting a job...

This is what I used at home before getting a job at a shop, but it tended to stretch out some of the softer grips if I did it for too long or too many times.
10-20-23, 02:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,014
Posted By roadfix

I’ve tried them all, they all work. Even saliva.

I’ve tried them all, they all work. Even saliva.
10-20-23, 04:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,014
Posted By JoeTBM

Cheapest hairspray you can find. Contains alcohol...

Cheapest hairspray you can find. Contains alcohol and lacquer. Allows it so slide on when wet and the lacquer "glues" it when it dries. You should not use too much, just a short spray in each grip.
10-20-23, 12:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,014
Posted By zandoval

Shaving Cream, if still to hard to slide on then...

Shaving Cream, if still to hard to slide on then heat them up in hot water.
10-19-23, 01:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,014
Posted By tkamd73

Iíll 3rd isopropyl alcohol, pour some into the...

Iíll 3rd isopropyl alcohol, pour some into the grip, shake it around, dump it out, and slide it on. You got plenty of time to get it where you want it, but after it sits overnight, itís on.
Tim
10-19-23, 06:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,014
Posted By Kontact

Second alcohol.

Second alcohol.
10-19-23, 06:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,014
Posted By RB1-luvr

sometimes I soak them in warm water. They slide...

sometimes I soak them in warm water. They slide on easy, shrink to original size when cool and stay put when water dries. Windex works well too. I've also used a grip specific spray that smelled...
10-19-23, 06:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,014
Posted By smd4

Hairspray is the shop technique.

Hairspray is the shop technique.
10-19-23, 05:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,014
Posted By XxHaimBondxX

Soapy water goes on the inside. :lol:

Soapy water goes on the inside. :lol:
10-19-23, 04:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,014
Posted By frankenmike

All good suggestions that work well. I’ll add...

All good suggestions that work well. I’ll add rubbing alcohol-slippery and then dries fast.
10-19-23, 12:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,014
Posted By clarkbre

Compressed air to "float" them in place and...

Compressed air to "float" them in place and adjust.
10-18-23, 11:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,014
Posted By urbanknight

This is what they taught me at the shop I worked...

This is what they taught me at the shop I worked at. Works like a charm.
10-18-23, 07:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,014
Posted By Steve B.

Windex or equivalent works as well.

Windex or equivalent works as well.
10-18-23, 07:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,014
Posted By Rick

Hairspray: Wet to slide on and sticky dry.

Hairspray: Wet to slide on and sticky dry.
Forum: Introductions
09-30-23, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By 1989Pre

Which side really doesn't matter to me. To some,...

Which side really doesn't matter to me. To some, it apparently does. When I take pictures, it isn't a consideration.
09-29-23, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By Inusuit

I don't know all the sizes available but Schwalbe...

I don't know all the sizes available but Schwalbe Land Cruisers work for me on my Rockhopper. Roll well on tarmac, stable on dirt roads and light gravel. I don't ride anything gnarly.
Forum: Introductions
09-29-23, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By M777WTE

welcome

welcome
09-29-23, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By shoota

Depends on the gravel. If it's Colorado "gravel"...

Depends on the gravel. If it's Colorado "gravel" then a 32mm slick is fine. If it's real gravel then nothing under 38mm.
09-29-23, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By Sedgemop

You'll get good responses in this thread, but...

You'll get good responses in this thread, but you'll probably do better over here; https://www.bikeforums.net/cyclocross-gravelbiking-recreational/ Welcome to the Forum.
09-29-23, 04:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By delbiker1

My opinion, I really like the GK semi-slick in...

My opinion, I really like the GK semi-slick in 32mm for multi surface rides. One caveat, my off pavement surfaces are not very harsh. If it is going to involve more and harsher off road, I would go...
09-28-23, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By madpogue

+1, that's half the cost of admission. ...

+1, that's half the cost of admission.

Looky-findy - https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1240624-road-test-bike-review-1991-giant-excursion-specialized-sequoia.html - that rackage, in fact...
09-28-23, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By John E

Why not? They have all the benefits of bullhorns...

Why not? They have all the benefits of bullhorns and mountain bike bars. With my 4-finger Shimano brake levers, I even get two braking positions for my hands. ...
09-27-23, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By zookster

Pic assist He got this one that thumpism shared...

Pic assist
He got this one that thumpism shared in the Ebay/Craigslist thread.
Giant Excursion (https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/311929828106983)

...
09-27-23, 09:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By abdon

you can put a picture in your gallery and often...

you can put a picture in your gallery and often somebody will link it here for you.

From the other models out there it looks like a sweet bike. But I have a thing for bikes with canti brakes.
09-27-23, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By lasauge

Pictures please! (after you have 10 posts). But...

Pictures please! (after you have 10 posts). But to your questions, from what can be found online this was a model sold in Europe for several years, only in 1991 in the US.
Forum: Introductions
09-27-23, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By Wildwood

Lots of kerfuffle around here at times mostly...

Lots of kerfuffle around here at times
mostly over silly little stuffle.

Non reply is often the best.

but with pics of bikes we love to see the crank & derailleurs, More to wow, or help with...
Forum: Introductions
09-27-23, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By SW84

Welcome to a fellow newbie.

Welcome to a fellow newbie.
Forum: Introductions
09-27-23, 04:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By 1989Pre

Sounds good! Welcome to B.F!

Sounds good! Welcome to B.F!
08-23-23, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By exercion

Nbhd

Not New Bike Day, sadly enough, but New Belt Hole Day, which is good enough for me lol.
06-01-23, 08:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,490
Posted By Breadfan

I started paying attention to how many people are...

I started paying attention to how many people are old AND Obese. Look around, there are very few people who are just that. It's a fact that if you are obese, you will more than likely die young. Now...
05-15-23, 10:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,490
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...
05-07-23, 04:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,490
Posted By exercion

Riding with friends...trying to get faster and...

Riding with friends...trying to get faster and lighter......and views like this:...
04-22-23, 05:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,490
Posted By indyfabz

Make the investment and take up loaded touring,...

Make the investment and take up loaded touring, even if you can only get away for a week or long weekend. There is a lot of pretty country to see.

...
07-15-09, 03:09 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 58,929
Posted By TrekJapan

Go out. They'll laugh at you when you're in...

Go out. They'll laugh at you when you're in clothes and think "they should run or ride a bike" then when you run or ride a bike they've laugh at you then.

I started at over 300 lbs. and I'm now...
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