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05-20-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 716
Posted By leob1

I wanted\like the more upright position of the...

I wanted\like the more upright position of the 'endurance' frame geometry, and it was a left over with a discounted price.
If your bike shop doesn't allow you to test ride, go to a different shop.
05-20-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 237
Posted By leob1

If you want it to be future proof, make sure it...

If you want it to be future proof, make sure it has a weight limit that is large enough to handle things like an e-bike. My wife's bike weight 65 lbs, neither of my two repair stands will hold that...
05-17-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 716
Posted By leob1

I've been riding a Specialized Roubaix for a few...

I've been riding a Specialized Roubaix for a few years, it has 'endurance' geometry. It is comfortable for me, and I enjoy riding it. I'm 65.
My advice is to do some test rides! Go to a few bike...
05-16-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By leob1

Congrats and Enjoy the Ride(s)!

Congrats and Enjoy the Ride(s)!
05-16-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By leob1

Back when I was still a teen, 6-8 of us went on a...

Back when I was still a teen, 6-8 of us went on a bike ride, I was in the front group going up a small hill. big German Shepard type came running out of a driveway. It saw us in front first and...
05-13-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,198
Posted By leob1

Did that to my wife's bike. It was a shimano...

Did that to my wife's bike. It was a shimano chain so I thought it was the usual noise from those. It wasn't.
Also tried to mix 9 speed and ten speed parts on her bike.
In my early teens, i wanted...
05-12-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By leob1

Work stand?

My wife rides a Ride-1-Up 700 ST. She loves it, makes her happy, which in turn makes me happy. It's big and heavy about 65 lbs. I've been wonder how I'll support it when it's time for maintenance. ...
05-09-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 792
Posted By leob1

Or contact the manufacturer?

Or contact the manufacturer?
05-06-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By leob1

I had one two years ago, cycling with it did not...

I had one two years ago, cycling with it did not help with the bulge. In fact after a good session on the trainer it was more prominent. If you must ride(and I know we all must) go easy, no big...
04-25-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By leob1

Do they NEED compressionless housing? No they...

Do they NEED compressionless housing? No they don't need to have it to work.
IMHO and experience they will work better with compressionless housing.
04-18-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,119
Posted By leob1

Use a few coats of nail polish if you want a...

Use a few coats of nail polish if you want a color option.
04-14-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 905
Posted By leob1

You don't want the cleat screws to seize, trust...

You don't want the cleat screws to seize, trust me, it is difficult to get them out if they do. Grease, loctite, or anti-seize will all help prevent them from seizing.
Practice un-clipping with...
Forum: Foo
04-04-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 636
Posted By leob1

Sign up for Spot the Station...

Sign up for Spot the Station (http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/), you'll get email\text notification when it will be visible where live.
03-29-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,370
Posted By leob1

This, it will be used as proof, "this is how they...

This, it will be used as proof, "this is how they ride.".
03-28-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 695
Posted By leob1

I have a RoadID that I wear when I go out alone...

I have a RoadID that I wear when I go out alone on the bike or kayak. I makes me and my wife feel better that somebody could eventually identify me and have a contact number for her in case...
Forum: Foo
03-07-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,601
Posted By leob1

That's why bartenders and cops use clip-on ties.

That's why bartenders and cops use clip-on ties.
03-04-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 26,658
Posted By leob1

For the past couple of years I've been enjoying...

For the past couple of years I've been enjoying Phish, along with Flounder Brewing in Hillsborough, Lone Eagle in Flemington, and a real small guy that calls himself Opportunity Brewing.
03-04-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 800
Posted By leob1

I used WD-40 on my cast iron table saw top once. ...

I used WD-40 on my cast iron table saw top once. It didn't do a good job of preventing rust. It is good to use when scrubbing the rust off. Paste wax, car wax, and other specialty products(mostly...
02-17-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,852
Posted By leob1

If my wife had her way, the cycling clothes would...

If my wife had her way, the cycling clothes would be washed separately, on the gentle cycle, dried half way on low, the air dried the rest of the way.
I just shove it in with all my other stuff,...
02-15-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By leob1

I was going to recommend you contacting Kuat,...

I was going to recommend you contacting Kuat, which does have an outstanding customer service, very responsive. But you already did that.
Good Luck.
01-27-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By leob1

This. The levers are not built to a precision...

This.
The levers are not built to a precision that they would seize. it is quite common for a cable to seize in a housing.
New cable and housing will make a difference on any old bike.
Forum: Northeast
01-13-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,397
Posted By leob1

Found a vintage Ibis Hakkalugi there for $100. ...

Found a vintage Ibis Hakkalugi there for $100. Too bad it was too big for me.
01-07-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,201
Posted By leob1

I volunteer at a charity bike shop, all of our...

I volunteer at a charity bike shop, all of our product come from donations. We take anything, I've seen bike in every imaginable condition, from brand new to probably have been under salt water. ...
01-03-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,795
Posted By leob1

I have a couple of co2 inflators, of different...

I have a couple of co2 inflators, of different brands, they work fine. They do take practice, but it's not difficult to use, once or twice is all it takes. A canister will more than fill a 700x25...
01-03-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 958
Posted By leob1

Definitely RF interference, I used to use a...

Definitely RF interference, I used to use a Cateye Micro wireless, it didn't work when I used my front light, and it went nuts when I close to some automatic doors. The speed would bounce around...
12-16-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By leob1

Car Rack for e-Bike

So my wife is eagerly awaiting the delivery of her new e-Bike. A Ride-1-Up 700 series. She'd like to transport it on her car. It's advertised weight is 62 lbs(!!). We currently have a Kuat Sherpa...
11-17-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 758
Posted By leob1

Another vote for waterless hand cleaner. GOOP,...

Another vote for waterless hand cleaner. GOOP, Fast Orange, etc. Scour the stain with the hand cleaner, then rinse with water. I've removed some set in chain grease stains this way.
YMMV
11-17-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 4,713
Posted By leob1

Where do you think 'gravel bikes' came from?

Where do you think 'gravel bikes' came from?
11-12-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,199
Posted By leob1

In early 1980 I bought my first 'good' bike, a...

In early 1980 I bought my first 'good' bike, a Centurion Super Elite, for $400.00. it was a '79 left over, and just happened to be my size. Most folks I knew were stunned that I spent $400 on a...
Forum: Foo
11-01-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,427
Posted By leob1

When I was looking for my first professional job,...

When I was looking for my first professional job, way back in 1987, I went on many interviews. And I got lots of rejection letters. Later on when I worked with recruiters, they would set up the...
10-18-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,493
Posted By leob1

A friend of mine asked me how fast I go, I was...

A friend of mine asked me how fast I go, I was uncomfortable answering. How fast, or slow, I go has no bearing on how fast he goes. I'm just glad he's out there doing something.
And the same goes...
10-18-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,102
Posted By leob1

I use Park grease, because my wife got me a tube...

I use Park grease, because my wife got me a tube a few years ago for Christmas. Before that I used marine trailer bearing grease, the red stuff, Lubriplate, it really doesn't matter as long as you...
10-06-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By leob1

Swapping to trigger type shifters would be the...

Swapping to trigger type shifters would be the cheapest and easiest thing to do. You'll reuse everything but the old shifters. I'd also replace the housing.
10-06-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By leob1

Run tap through the hole. Make sure the tap is...

Run tap through the hole. Make sure the tap is the same size, diameter and thread pitch, as the new adjuster you plan on using. You could also try removing the remains of the old adjuster with a...
Forum: Foo
09-08-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,115
Posted By leob1

Your contract with the seller i worth the paper...

Your contract with the seller i worth the paper it's written on. In other words it' just your word against his. You'd be better of dropping a dead fish on his doorstep than going to small claims.
08-05-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,282
Posted By leob1

When do you want to flat?

We all get flats, and it's never the right time, so...
08-03-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,949
Posted By leob1

A guy comes into the shop, "I NEED A SEAT POLE!" ...

A guy comes into the shop, "I NEED A SEAT POLE!"
A what?
"SEAT POLE!"
A what pole?
"Seat pole, holds the seat to the bike!"
Oh, you mean a 'seat post'!
"YEAH, SEAT POLE"
Seat post!
"SEAT...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 8,827
Posted By leob1

I'm late to this party! I've been reading about...

I'm late to this party! I've been reading about waxing chains for about 50 years(yea I'm that old), but never got around to trying it. Recently my parents died, and cleaning out their house I...
07-28-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,579
Posted By leob1

Yes, my kids always had the latest new to them...

Yes, my kids always had the latest new to them bike from the sheriff sale. They rode Giant, Gary fisher, Bianchi, and Trek. And I got a bunch for parts, gave away and sold a few. Lots of them had...
07-27-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,755
Posted By leob1

One of my local movie theaters has a senior...

One of my local movie theaters has a senior discount for those over 62. My wife is still under 60, while the discount applies to me. We went to the theater get to the ticket counter, she asks for...
07-21-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,917
Posted By leob1

Talk her into trying clipless, use the pedals...

Talk her into trying clipless, use the pedals with the clipless part on only one side(set the tension to the minimum), put clips and straps on the other. Get her some MTB shoes. Go for a ride using...
07-21-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,539
Posted By leob1

I used one once, I just happened to get a flat...

I used one once, I just happened to get a flat where there was a repair stand. It made getting the rear wheel off and on to fix the flat easier. And the pump worked.
07-16-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,915
Posted By leob1

I'm 5' 9" 160 lbs and wear a size medium bib(and...

I'm 5' 9" 160 lbs and wear a size medium bib(and every thing else) I have them from different manufacturers, on one pair the straps are too tight and pull up on my crotch when I'm standing, when...
07-16-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,817
Posted By leob1

I can tell you from experience that having extra...

I can tell you from experience that having extra baggage can be quite painful. Unloading can make the difference in finishing a day long ride.
07-01-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,370
Posted By leob1

Perhaps the dog was old and deaf, the cyclist...

Perhaps the dog was old and deaf, the cyclist startled it and it had a heart attack?
06-15-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,013
Posted By leob1

I put CX tire on my Trek FX7.5, handles the...

I put CX tire on my Trek FX7.5, handles the 'gravel' just fine. Plus I like riding it.
IMHO the 'gravel bike' was a brilliant marketing ploy.
06-15-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,026
Posted By leob1

If you go to Maine, and go to the Acadia region,...

If you go to Maine, and go to the Acadia region, make a trip to Schoodic point. You can ride the loop road, and your wife could probably as well. It's pretty country, and less crowded that Mount...
06-15-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By leob1

Sorry if I wasn't clear it on the bike rack, a...

Sorry if I wasn't clear it on the bike rack, a Kuat Sherpa.
Kuat calls it a cradle, you manufacturer name may vary.
06-14-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By leob1

Check your nuts and bolts, a public service announcement. !

My wife came home the other day and handed me a 4-ish inch long bolt. "What's that?" I inquired. It was the bolt that holds on the wheel saddle. It had backed all the way out. And luck would have...
06-11-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,182
Posted By leob1

Well, I never though this would have the legs it...

Well, I never though this would have the legs it did. And mostly stayed on topic!
So, the consensuses seems to be that if you flat often then you might be better off with tubeless. I don't flat...
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