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09-12-23, 08:22 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,803
Posted By 55murray

On my two coaster brake cruisers I use for...

On my two coaster brake cruisers I use for daytime commuting, nothing but a grip at each end.
09-11-23, 08:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 860
Posted By 55murray

IMHO one handed braking is a "skill" that will...

IMHO one handed braking is a "skill" that will cause you far more trouble than if you never learn it.
05-17-23, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By 55murray

That is good for 20 miles easy, just not at 20mph!

That is good for 20 miles easy, just not at 20mph!
04-21-23, 07:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,455
Posted By 55murray

Your limit screw is for shifting, if it is just...

Your limit screw is for shifting, if it is just jumping off while riding your chain does not have enough tension. So I would think either too may links or the RD spring is not working (gummed up,...
01-19-23, 09:43 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,659
Posted By 55murray

Many excellent posts above. I love coaster brake...

Many excellent posts above. I love coaster brake cruisers, they are my favorite commuting/out and about town bikes. My favorites over the years are the Bendix RB-2 or 70 (the 76 uses 4 shoes...
11-18-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By 55murray

I'm with you. The Miyata gets hung up about Dec...

I'm with you. The Miyata gets hung up about Dec 1 to mid March. The Trek FX3 is about to rule...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,371
Posted By 55murray

I think you are right! Yes that saddle needs to...

I think you are right! Yes that saddle needs to come down some.
07-11-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,089
Posted By 55murray

It is to punish you for coasting. This is proper.

It is to punish you for coasting. This is proper.
06-17-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,200
Posted By 55murray

Nice to know I'm not the only one who rarely...

Nice to know I'm not the only one who rarely seriously rides on consecutive days. If I do a long ride or a fast ride I'm not on the bike the next day.
05-03-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By 55murray

That is a very common area to rust some, even on...

That is a very common area to rust some, even on a very well cared for bike. That is extremely minor rust in the pics.
03-29-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,048
Posted By 55murray

I would not think so, it would ever so slightly...

I would not think so, it would ever so slightly increase your reach but not enough to be noticed.
01-19-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,827
Posted By 55murray

You are pretty light, do 32mm. I don't think you...

You are pretty light, do 32mm. I don't think you need wider than that.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,882
Posted By 55murray

Thinking I could outrun an electrical storm in...

Thinking I could outrun an electrical storm in the middle of nowhere.
01-03-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,869
Posted By 55murray

My 1976 Kmart All-Pro cruiser. My brother outgrew...

My 1976 Kmart All-Pro cruiser. My brother outgrew it around 1981 and I got it.
...
11-22-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,513
Posted By 55murray

Those are both excellent questions, indeed.

Those are both excellent questions, indeed.
09-09-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,027
Posted By 55murray

The best bikes you can get at Walmart are the...

The best bikes you can get at Walmart are the super cheap aluminum Chinese cruisers with the coaster brakes. Less is more.
08-25-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 12,227
Posted By 55murray

Yea 19 is work, that is about where I am at for...

Yea 19 is work, that is about where I am at for 30 mile rides. I did my century this year at 17.5 and I was thrilled with that.
06-29-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,047
Posted By 55murray

The only thing you missed was five years of...

The only thing you missed was five years of riding. Don't let that happen again!
06-15-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,765
Posted By 55murray

You should get the large frame instead of the...

You should get the large frame instead of the medium.
05-18-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,122
Posted By 55murray

Thanks much for all the info everyone! I'm...

Thanks much for all the info everyone! I'm taking your advise and putting the bike in inactive status until I take it apart and look at everything you pointed me to. I'll let you know what I find!
03-15-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,460
Posted By 55murray

The sound of your tires on chip seal. The spring...

The sound of your tires on chip seal. The spring peepers just getting started on that marsh off the road. The whistle of the wind though your frame you only hear deep in the drops as you ride into...
02-23-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 21,509
Posted By 55murray

1. Assume you are invisible. 2. Have a ditch...

1. Assume you are invisible.
2. Have a ditch plan at all times.
3. Never think you are safe.
09-22-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 882
Posted By 55murray

Hope you got that Trek, because it might be gone...

Hope you got that Trek, because it might be gone by now...
09-20-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,570
Posted By 55murray

I would replace the chain, the rusty cassette...

I would replace the chain, the rusty cassette would not bother me much, just hose it down with wd40 to darken it and keep it from rusting further.
09-04-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 9,701
Posted By 55murray

This. I have moved completely away from...

This. I have moved completely away from petroleum solvents of any kind in recent years except for maintenance on internal parts. The water soluble degreasers are so much easier to use.

Someone...
08-18-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,613
Posted By 55murray

Mostly here to second everything mack_turtle...

Mostly here to second everything mack_turtle said. Anyway, one way to gauge if your saddle is set correctly if pedaling with light/moderate effort (slight incline, slow acceleration, pushing against...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,399
Posted By 55murray

Cracked ribs, broken jaw, broken teeth, facial...

Cracked ribs, broken jaw, broken teeth, facial wounds requiring stitches, occasional road rashes and bruises. Riding for over 40 years, so par for the course. The one time I got smoked by a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,649
Posted By 55murray

Anybody else think the seat is a touch too high? ...

Anybody else think the seat is a touch too high? OP is almost fully extended and still needs to point his foot down at the bottom of the stroke. A cm lower and OP could settle a bit more into the...
06-11-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,577
Posted By 55murray

You are a better person than I. I did indeed...

You are a better person than I. I did indeed attend a protest at night on my bike, and did a lot of speeding off. I feel like a horrible person for admitting this, but it was the most fun I had in...
06-10-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,503
Posted By 55murray

Why did you not get a Lake model that features...

Why did you not get a Lake model that features the wide options? I tried several shoes as well and pretty much won't use anything but Lake at this point. They are heavy though. Don't they have on...
05-27-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,339
Posted By 55murray

I know you need that to work. You want that to...

I know you need that to work. You want that to work. You don't want to feel helpless by your misfortune. But reflect on this dispassionately before you take that long gravel ride.
04-24-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,644
Posted By 55murray

Yes, I'm guessing a 9 on your scale. Did any...

Yes, I'm guessing a 9 on your scale. Did any friction systems even ship with 4mm housing originally?
04-03-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,790
Posted By 55murray

I'm going opposite, tires don't seem to last much...

I'm going opposite, tires don't seem to last much past 10 years but I'm running some 25 year old tubes. Tubes are protected from the elements and sunlight by the tires.
04-03-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,276
Posted By 55murray

Nice! I like the bit of rake in the front fork,...

Nice! I like the bit of rake in the front fork, a nod to classic styling.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,641
Posted By 55murray

Lake shoes have wide options, that is what I use.

Lake shoes have wide options, that is what I use.
02-20-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,683
Posted By 55murray

Oh, it simply balances out - the greater the...

Oh, it simply balances out - the greater the windchill, the harder you are pedaling against the wind, and the more heat you generate.
01-19-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,603
Posted By 55murray

I certainly have cycling weak spots, but if you...

I certainly have cycling weak spots, but if you can't stand on your machine I would think you would work on it until you could...
01-19-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,587
Posted By 55murray

Yes, routine for me. I drive about 1500 miles and...

Yes, routine for me. I drive about 1500 miles and ride about 3500. I only have a 3.5 mile commute I do exclusively by bike, plus summer long road rides. I've had my 94 Plymouth acclaim for 21 years...
01-08-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,847
Posted By 55murray

Riding until you drop. Excellent.

Riding until you drop. Excellent.
10-17-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,592
Posted By 55murray

But if you sprint from chasing dogs, you increase...

But if you sprint from chasing dogs, you increase your average speed, could even pick up a KOM. Conversely, Strava will punish you for slowing down and confronting dogs. We are out there to ride...
10-11-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,592
Posted By 55murray

Dog chase with a twist

So this starts off typically, rural road on a nice straightaway no hills or intersections. Two large black German Shepherds roll out of the yard at full speed and it is on. I was not too worried...
09-04-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,622
Posted By 55murray

Pretty good, liked the bar tightness check, been...

Pretty good, liked the bar tightness check, been burned on that one before! One thing I sometimes do in addition is roll the wheels and made sure the brakes are not rubbing - I like zero play in the...
08-23-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,423
Posted By 55murray

No more pics until this is done please. I can't...

No more pics until this is done please. I can't handle it.
08-22-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,657
Posted By 55murray

Best free water ever, whatever I have on me when...

Best free water ever, whatever I have on me when I visit the center of Pittsburg, Indiana gets dumped and refilled from this natural, untreated spring:
...
08-21-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,018
Posted By 55murray

You are on the right track. They are actually...

You are on the right track. They are actually camera lens holes, sending video feed back to Conti.
08-20-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 814
Posted By 55murray

SPD creaking is the shoe- the cleat sets in a...

SPD creaking is the shoe- the cleat sets in a recess in the sole and when put into the pedals the outer edges of the pedals can rub against the rubber sole just out from the cleats. Trim a bit of...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,055
Posted By 55murray

Some kind of bagworm.

Some kind of bagworm.
08-05-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,238
Posted By 55murray

Well, I only wave back at folks on real bikes.

Well, I only wave back at folks on real bikes.
08-05-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,757
Posted By 55murray

I hate it too, and encounter it a lot here in...

I hate it too, and encounter it a lot here in Indiana. I compromise on the tires and pressure since I'm not always on it, so I run 28s at 70/75 psi front/back.
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