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11-04-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,961
Posted By 1saxman

LOL! It was merely a suggestion - we're not...

LOL! It was merely a suggestion - we're not voting here on what it could be and there will be no winner. You see what you want and I'll see what I want.
11-03-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By 1saxman

Ride it. The brakes will be really grabby at...

Ride it. The brakes will be really grabby at first so be careful with them.
11-03-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,961
Posted By 1saxman

Looks like a scratch or possibly like a hair of...

Looks like a scratch or possibly like a hair of fiber under the paint. I wouldn't do anything to it.
10-26-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,803
Posted By 1saxman

At 75, I haven't thought much about standing...

At 75, I haven't thought much about standing since I got back into cycling, and one day out on the trail with my biking buddy, he allowed as to how he has never been able to stand on the pedals. That...
10-18-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,046
Posted By 1saxman

The last time I took my Trek 930 to an off-road...

The last time I took my Trek 930 to an off-road MTB trail, I fell three times. First, I never did any of this off-road stuff before, and 75 is too late to start. Second, the 1992 bike came with toe...
10-18-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,368
Posted By 1saxman

Not a 'repair' but...

I was assembling a new bike I bought and it had a spring fork, my first one. So I went ahead and installed the front wheel (QR) and felt like I had it sufficiently tight. I've had quick-release hubs...
10-18-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By 1saxman

The purpose of Proofide is to allow the saddle to...

The purpose of Proofide is to allow the saddle to conform to your anatomy over an extended period of use. If you care about the saddle, just do as Brooks directs and ride.
10-18-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 966
Posted By 1saxman

Cross Country

My son lives in GA and he just won his class in the 'Georgia Cup' 'Cross Country' a couple of weeks ago. As I understand it, it is not 'Cyclocross' but I'm not sure what it is. He didn't have the...
10-15-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,877
Posted By 1saxman

Most of these forks lock. But if you do that,...

Most of these forks lock. But if you do that, you're carrying the weight for nothing. Again, there really is no energy loss with them - the weight and different geometry (hybrid) are the main things....
10-15-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,877
Posted By 1saxman

You might be surprised at how much that shock...

You might be surprised at how much that shock fork can come into play on 'paved' trails and even streets and roads. I definitely recommend it on any hybrid bike. There are places on the trail i ride...
10-15-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 939
Posted By 1saxman

Hybrid 'Comfort' Bike/Modifications

Last year I bought a 'Motobecane Jubilee 8' on Bikes Direct; aluminum frame, shock fork, 27.5 wheels, Shimano juice disc brakes, spring seatpost and wide saddle. The thing about this bike is it has a...
06-03-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,160
Posted By 1saxman

The main thing that bothers me is seat pain. I...

The main thing that bothers me is seat pain. I only returned to cycling in October of last year and took a sabbatical when COVID hit. I was also needed at home during that period because of...
06-03-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,116
Posted By 1saxman

I like the Halo cap in summer and winter. In cold...

I like the Halo cap in summer and winter. In cold weather I have a cover on the helmet as well as the Halo cap on my head. In summer, it cools and prevents sunburn under the helmet.
02-03-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,740
Posted By 1saxman

I'm happy to report that I did 15 miles at avg....

I'm happy to report that I did 15 miles at avg. 10 mph earlier today over our usual course with basically NO seat pain. This was my first time in the saddle since I made that direction adjustment,...
01-11-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,740
Posted By 1saxman

And, they use 'Selle Anatomica' as their...

And, they use 'Selle Anatomica' as their trademark and business name in every way possible. However, now knowing the derivation of it, I'll probably call the saddle an 'Anatomica' in the future....
01-11-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,740
Posted By 1saxman

I had a little trouble with the opening toward...

I had a little trouble with the opening toward the nose with its sharp-edged sides catching my biking shorts. I see that they are now offering to smooth off those edges for $29.99 before shipping the...
01-09-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,740
Posted By 1saxman

BTW, I found out the 'dimples' in the hip bone...

BTW, I found out the 'dimples' in the hip bone areas were put in at the factory to help give the seat a 'feel' when you are positioned correctly on it. As far as I know I haven't put any depressions...
01-07-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,740
Posted By 1saxman

Nice! It was my left hip that got sore on the...

Nice!
It was my left hip that got sore on the ride. I looked at the saddle today and realized when I was adjusting it and riding, I forgot to center it perfectly. It looked okay but when I put the...
01-06-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,740
Posted By 1saxman

Well, I think its going to be fine. The first...

Well, I think its going to be fine. The first test ride on Sunday went well and I stopped several times to adjust the saddle. My position turned out to be nearly all the way back and with the nose up...
01-04-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,740
Posted By 1saxman

Mine is an H2 also, with the steel rails and...

Mine is an H2 also, with the steel rails and frame. Yes, there is some adjusting to do. I roughed it in statically in the garage and will take a good ride on Sunday to get it right before the Monday...
01-03-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,740
Posted By 1saxman

Saddles

I've been riding on the original saddle on my 1992 Trek 930 that I'm using as a road bike. I've been having pain at the 'sit bones' so I took a closer look at the saddle which basically looks fine. I...
12-25-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,494
Posted By 1saxman

Okay, still at it, and since we're having a mild...

Okay, still at it, and since we're having a mild winter so far, we've been able to go at least once a week, 14 to 18 miles each. The Trek is pretty much the same except those little Shimano platforms...
12-11-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,140
Posted By 1saxman

OP, unless you can find a group as fit and...

OP, unless you can find a group as fit and competitive as yourself, you probably would be well-served to try and stop being 'that guy' who has to win every ride, even the 'social' ones. When I was in...
11-25-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,178
Posted By 1saxman

You might also try to work in some fast walking,...

You might also try to work in some fast walking, at least 3 miles or 1 hour at a time, between cycling episodes if possible. I don't know exactly what it does but it does seem to work out the...
11-20-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 23,406
Posted By 1saxman

At 74 I just returned to biking a few months ago,...

At 74 I just returned to biking a few months ago, at the urging of an old friend from work. I wouldn't have done it alone but with a buddy it really helps. I'm riding my 1992 trek 930 with some...
11-16-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,434
Posted By 1saxman

Yes, reducing the size of the chainring is the...

Yes, reducing the size of the chainring is the answer if I can't sell it by Xmas. I'm trying to get $495 for it on Facebook Marketplace but will probably also put it on ebay for local pickup only. By...
11-16-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,369
Posted By 1saxman

Did you ever get into a Bendix Automatic? I had...

Did you ever get into a Bendix Automatic? I had those as a kid in the late '50s. Pretty amazing thing and a terrific brake with its three large shoes but I never found a grease exactly like the...
11-08-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,692
Posted By 1saxman

Keep on pushin' is right, but I'm doing the...

Keep on pushin' is right, but I'm doing the opposite, going back to pavement. I put thinner road/trail tires on my old trek 930 and I'm using that for the paved trail (50 miles) that I'm riding...
10-31-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 20,959
Posted By 1saxman

Well, the great majority of cyclists are motor...

Well, the great majority of cyclists are motor vehicle owners/operators so by definition that's where we start. I was in a club years ago and it was during that time that we and other VA clubs were...
10-30-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,494
Posted By 1saxman

Okay, lots of changes. I changed the tires out...

Okay, lots of changes. I changed the tires out again, now using a smaller tire (1.95) with a plain center for pavement and knobbies on the sides. This is because I am concentrating on a paved trail...
10-30-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,434
Posted By 1saxman

Well, my 'new bike day' didn't work out so well....

Well, my 'new bike day' didn't work out so well. The bike is incredible but with the fork and that geared hub, it's a little heavy, plus I would want a lower gear in it. I took it on a 14-mile ride...
10-27-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,674
Posted By 1saxman

Like I wasted my time reading this? LOL

Like I wasted my time reading this? LOL
10-26-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,674
Posted By 1saxman

65 years but hobbyist only. I'm speaking only as...

65 years but hobbyist only. I'm speaking only as a bike owner, not a mechanic. Perhaps I misconstrued the title of the forum - I looked at 'Bike Mechanics' as meaning 'how bikes work and are...
10-25-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,674
Posted By 1saxman

Safety Checks On New Bikes

For inexperienced bike assemblers: those who know what they're doing, don't get yourself into a conniption.

Things tend to loosen up on the first few rides so take some tools with you and stop...
10-25-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By 1saxman

If the forks are that delicate they should be...

If the forks are that delicate they should be thrown away anyhow. A front fork, even aluminum, has to be incredibly strong to withstand ordinary cycling use. You should be able to severely abuse it...
10-22-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 17,369
Posted By 1saxman

I bought a hybrid with 27.5 rims and fat tires...

I bought a hybrid with 27.5 rims and fat tires although I didn't know they would be this fat. My idea was to have a pavement bike to go with my MTB. Now it looks like I just bought another MTB with...
10-22-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 45,363
Posted By 1saxman

1992 Trek 930 Singletrack. All original except...

1992 Trek 930 Singletrack. All original except for tires and brake pads. Literally.
...
10-21-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By 1saxman

The stem has an internally threaded bolt on one...

The stem has an internally threaded bolt on one side with an externally threaded one on the other side, which is unscrewed, then the other side is pushed completely out. This releases the two parts...
10-21-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By 1saxman

Old Bike Experience Comes In Handy

Got a new bike, a "Motobecane" Jubilee 8, a hybrid with Shimano juice brakes, front shock fork, alum frame, 27.5's with all-purpose 2" tires and Shimano Nexus 8-spd hub. Got it put together and rode...
10-19-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,434
Posted By 1saxman

I hear that. I did the same thing, put on...

I hear that. I did the same thing, put on narrower tires on the Trek, then recently changed them. I used Michelin 'Country Racer' clinchers, about 2.1"
Nice soft tires with loads of grip.

Hey,...
10-19-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,434
Posted By 1saxman

Okay, new bike day for me too! After not riding...

Okay, new bike day for me too! After not riding for many years, the only bike I had left is a Trek 930 Singletrack from 1992. I recently had a full overhaul on it and put some new tires on it. Its...
10-17-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,696
Posted By 1saxman

The 930 is in beautiful shape and although I've...

The 930 is in beautiful shape and although I've had it since around 2000, I never really rode it much. I had other bikes. Now, it is the only one so I had it overhauled but I wasn't riding during...
10-17-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,696
Posted By 1saxman

I said 'road and paved trails'. Otherwise, good...

I said 'road and paved trails'. Otherwise, good points. I have to admit I just like the idea of having it.
10-17-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,696
Posted By 1saxman

Hybrid - Front Suspension Or Not?

The idea of the hybrid 'gravel-bike' type is beginning to make sense to me as a second bike to a vintage trek 930 Single Track for road and paved/easy trails. What do you think about having the front...
10-15-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,494
Posted By 1saxman

Hey, I did 45 minutes with much less neck/hand...

Hey, I did 45 minutes with much less neck/hand pain and I love the pedals! I actually could have easily done an hour but kept having trouble with the gears. I finally decided the boys that did the...
10-15-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,494
Posted By 1saxman

Also, those three falls I took last Thursday are...

Also, those three falls I took last Thursday are still haunting me - back pain. so I'm trying to get on the bike at least once a day for at least 30 min. to basically re-learn how to ride, get used...
10-15-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,494
Posted By 1saxman

I took off the clips ands rode the bare pedals,...

I took off the clips ands rode the bare pedals, which went well, but just didn't like the bare pedal feel. So, I went scrounging in my bin of old bike stuff and came up with the pair of platform...
10-14-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 20,947
Posted By 1saxman

Bingo! Seat too high and probably pushing too...

Bingo! Seat too high and probably pushing too much gear. The 90 RPM thing is great, but the idea is that it is a constant - an engine that runs at the same speed all the time. When it gets harder to...
10-10-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,494
Posted By 1saxman

The tires worked better than hoped. Total control...

The tires worked better than hoped. Total control through the soft sandy spots and everywhere else, and they don't feel heavy. I also appreciated the little bounce in them at 30 psi which acts like...
10-09-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,494
Posted By 1saxman

Well. Now I don't feel bad about taking it to the...

Well. Now I don't feel bad about taking it to the shop. A young man there of about 300 pounds and looking strong took AN HOUR to get those Kendas off my rims using the large shop tire spoons. There...
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