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01-14-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,233
Posted By FlMTNdude

My headlight blinks at 150 lumen in the day, I...

My headlight blinks at 150 lumen in the day, I run it at 650 lumen steady at night. Tail light is 150 lumen. It flashes during the day, it fades on and off at night. Considering part of my commute is...
01-11-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,534
Posted By FlMTNdude

I run two fingers on top, two tucked under the...

I run two fingers on top, two tucked under the levers. Pinky shifts up, ring fingers down. BTW, I am running MicroShift. That may not work on Shimano/Sram.
12-18-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,016
Posted By FlMTNdude

I had a beard before it was cool. Kombucha is...

I had a beard before it was cool. Kombucha is akin to toilet water the second before it gets flushed.
09-24-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,972
Posted By FlMTNdude

After the blistering heat and humidity and rainy...

After the blistering heat and humidity and rainy days of summer, as it cools off I find my motivation to get out increases in multiples of 100.
06-30-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,929
Posted By FlMTNdude

If you are ever in Gainesville Fl, late...

If you are ever in Gainesville Fl, late July-September, SwampHead puts out an IPA called Daytripping. Now I am a stout/amber ale person, but this stuff is awesome. They use 4 different kinds of hops....
06-16-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 12,652
Posted By FlMTNdude

I wish any "e-bike" equipped with a throttle...

I wish any "e-bike" equipped with a throttle would be labeled something else. In and of themselves, the e-bike concept is great. If one has a physical disability, or elderly, why not. Otherwise, it...
06-15-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,272
Posted By FlMTNdude

I ride the local MUPs once in a while. There is...

I ride the local MUPs once in a while. There is one in particular which connects towns, which from my door to the end and back is 52 miles, a nice ride. It stinks riding it until you get about 3...
06-15-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 21,938
Posted By FlMTNdude

The best material for a bike is the material on...

The best material for a bike is the material on the bike which you enjoy riding. Opinions about quality of material aside, if you enjoy the bike and enjoy riding it then nothing else matters. That...
06-12-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,294
Posted By FlMTNdude

I don't shave. My face. My legs. Anything. Nor do...

I don't shave. My face. My legs. Anything. Nor do I expect my woman to. I doubt I will gain much speed if I start. But if I do start shaving, you will know I took up drag. And the only thing that...
06-10-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,970
Posted By FlMTNdude

Unless I missed something in a post, two other...

Unless I missed something in a post, two other things not mentioned. SheldonBrown.com is pretty much the ultimate online bike source. There are also a lot of good sources for how to adjust, repair....
06-10-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,062
Posted By FlMTNdude

1. Yes 2. How heavy? Probably not. 3. Depends...

1. Yes
2. How heavy? Probably not.
3. Depends on the thief. Any bike is a target. I would consider putting a skewer on the front so you can easily pull the front wheel off. Use a U-lock through the...
05-06-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,289
Posted By FlMTNdude

I like the Sram PC830 chain, which is for 6-8...

I like the Sram PC830 chain, which is for 6-8 speeds. Cheap, yes, but quiet and smooth. I get 5000 miles approximately with regular cleaning. You may want to check out YouTube if you haven't replaced...
05-04-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,702
Posted By FlMTNdude

So as an ape riding a bicycle with a unique...

So as an ape riding a bicycle with a unique jersey, the last thing I worry about is what you think of my clothing. Wear it, ride and enjoy. We all are in a state of some kind of evolution, although...
04-07-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,732
Posted By FlMTNdude

I am sure this is implied with the video...

I am sure this is implied with the video reference, but make sure to check inside the tire for anything protruding, sometimes they are difficult to find. Radial tire wire is the worst, but I even got...
03-25-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,324
Posted By FlMTNdude

I was cringing as I watched it, between the...

I was cringing as I watched it, between the screwdriver and then he slides the handlebars on the concrete. YIKES!
03-20-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,824
Posted By FlMTNdude

I may be missing something here. I have lived in...

I may be missing something here. I have lived in a couple of areas with higher crime. Why are you worried about someone stealing the cockpit? Saddles occasionally, definitely panniers or trunk bags....
02-07-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,785
Posted By FlMTNdude

Just as my wife and I will never again tandem...

Just as my wife and I will never again tandem kayak, we will never tandem bike. I donít go that slow and meandering, she has no concept that we are pedalling to somewhere.
12-10-19, 05:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,349
Posted By FlMTNdude

Pedal

Pedal
12-08-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,679
Posted By FlMTNdude

The other day some asshat in a mile long line at...

The other day some asshat in a mile long line at a stoplight was so far into the bike lane I grabbed the side of the vehicle so I didnít have to dismount or go off the edge of the pavement. I donít...
10-11-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,859
Posted By FlMTNdude

I would rather run up the side of a mountain than...

I would rather run up the side of a mountain than bike a moderate hill any day. Needless to say I love to run. I do enjoy the bike a lot, more so as I am getting older and find I donít hurt after a...
09-22-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,772
Posted By FlMTNdude

I have some. Had ordered what said MicroShift off...

I have some. Had ordered what said MicroShift off AliExpress, came as MicroNew and decided to see how they ran. Have used them a year now, zero issues. It is a solid click up front, but smooth front...
09-15-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,792
Posted By FlMTNdude

In Florida we add a rebel flag on the back of the...

In Florida we add a rebel flag on the back of the bike as well for added visibility.
08-23-19, 04:58 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,146
Posted By FlMTNdude

If you have secure parking, I see zero issue with...

If you have secure parking, I see zero issue with spending more money. And if not, then spend as much as you are willing to risk, its your money after all. Some people donít have far to go, so a...
08-21-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,183
Posted By FlMTNdude

Define ďobsoleteĒ. There are a lot of 30-40 yo...

Define ďobsoleteĒ. There are a lot of 30-40 yo bikes out there in good mechanical and cosmetic condition which are used as daily commuters. Me personally, even if I had the money, wouldnít spend more...
08-16-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,834
Posted By FlMTNdude

They vary. We have two which are very friendly in...

They vary. We have two which are very friendly in regards to older/used bikes, even cool with selling a part if I need it today knowing I do my own work. Of course, both of these have a large...
07-19-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,673
Posted By FlMTNdude

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Maybe not cycling shoes, but I have wider feet and like a wide toe box, kind of...
07-19-19, 04:46 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 17,129
Posted By FlMTNdude

Been pushing 100 since early May, but summer...

Been pushing 100 since early May, but summer never ends in Florida unfortunately. Adjust speed based on duration of the ride, and always hydrate. And remind myself I will have two nice weeks of...
07-16-19, 04:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,422
Posted By FlMTNdude

Thanks, used to live in New Mexico (dang I miss...

Thanks, used to live in New Mexico (dang I miss it!). With the humidity in Florida what works in more normal places doesnít work here.
07-15-19, 04:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,407
Posted By FlMTNdude

Using downtube shifters is no more difficult than...

Using downtube shifters is no more difficult than grabbing your water bottle. I have to say, brifters are awful nice, but for simplicity, cost of setup and durability downtubes cannot be beat and...
07-12-19, 05:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,192
Posted By FlMTNdude

I like it! I donít understand why you donít see...

I like it! I donít understand why you donít see more chain guards in the US. But then here, bikes are not looked at for the most part as practical and to be used, but as recreation.
07-09-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,530
Posted By FlMTNdude

Pagosa Springs, I used to live not that far from...

Pagosa Springs, I used to live not that far from that area. Stop into Durango which is about 30 minutes towards New Mexico. Some good riding, running, food and beer (Ska Brewing)!
07-04-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,034
Posted By FlMTNdude

You need to read the works of Sheldon Brown. 90%...

You need to read the works of Sheldon Brown. 90% of what I have fixed I learned off that website. Simply hands on, a little tinkering and following standard repair and diagnostic procedures ...
06-21-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,121
Posted By FlMTNdude

Sounds as bad as LetGo

Sounds as bad as LetGo
05-22-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 14,902
Posted By FlMTNdude

Most people are too wrapped up in their phone and...

Most people are too wrapped up in their phone and wearing headphones to notice. They walk anywhere, some even ride three abreast dawdling along and seem offended when someone (including runners)...
05-20-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 54,379
Posted By FlMTNdude

If you ever looked at entry level or slightly...

If you ever looked at entry level or slightly higher aluminium or carbon frames, and have been riding steel, the first major letdown is the weight. Steel frames with modern components do not take...
05-13-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 19,824
Posted By FlMTNdude

For us sweaty people, wearing even mountain...

For us sweaty people, wearing even mountain shorts and a running shirt while on casual rides is not being Ďsportyí, just being comfortable and not looking like the winning coach at the end of the...
04-28-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,750
Posted By FlMTNdude

So for me that means do NOT go home!

So for me that means do NOT go home!
04-28-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,750
Posted By FlMTNdude

I think you forgot the peyote, which would...

I think you forgot the peyote, which would probably be first before I messed with a rattler.
04-12-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 366,942
Posted By FlMTNdude

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Heís chill
03-18-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,444
Posted By FlMTNdude

Those are in great condition too. As much as I...

Those are in great condition too. As much as I can, I like to use my bike for errands and the store. Of course, still trying to figure out the lumber rack for the bicycle. :/
05-10-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,813
Posted By FlMTNdude

I used to wear long sleeves working, running and...

I used to wear long sleeves working, running and biking when I lived in Albuquerque. Always a slight breeze, never too humid. However, now living nearly at sea level in hot and extremely humid, that...
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