Recent content by Returning_cyclist



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    Mirror

    You just aren't reading what I'm writing. You're so sure you're write you're paying no attention. Here is a picture of bar extensions. The shiny things on the end are bar extensions. Because they are inserted into the end of the bar, there is no place to put the mirror mounting bracket...
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    Mirror

    You didn't read my post. I explained why.
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    What do you think about these choices?

    Sometimes the key first step in any buying decision is learning the nomenclature. Then you can easily look compare apples to apples. What you are looking for is probably a 'hard tail' mountain bike. Front suspension but none in the rear. There are a lot of nice mountain bikes out there. I...
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    Mirror

    Ok so here is my solution. I tried the Zefal Spy Mirror and mounted it on the bars, on the frame and even on the forks. But I could not get a view behind me. I was in the way. So I modified it. I cut off the mounting bracket on the bottom to get a flat surface, then mounted it on the end...
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    Buying used trek fx 1

    A new Trek FX1 is about $540, so that's probably reasonable if it's in good shape. Bikes are very hard to come by right now so finding an amazing bargain is hard. The one caution I would give you is to be sure that the frame fits you. When I was a teenager I stupidly bought a used bike with a...
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    Mirror

    I've been trying to figure out how to put a usable mirror on my bike. I don't want to do something helmet or glasses mounted. But I've got a few problems. I have Trek bars with an Isobar grip that really won't allow a mirror to be attached. Then I have bar extensions, so a bar end mirror...
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    How do you refer to a gear ratio?

    Back in the day, my old road bike had 27" wheels. If I was riding in a gear that was 44 on the chainring, and 22 on the cassette (2:1) I would refer to that as a 54" gear, and everyone seemed to know what I was talking about. How is that referred to now? Thanks! Don
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    Lighter hybrid

    David, thank you for the response, however I don't go off road. My understanding is that the Savadeck weighs roughly 37 pounds. My bike is in the 25 range and I'm hoping to get something in the low 20s. I'd ride a road bike, but with osteo-arthritis in my spine, I can't ride in a tuck...
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    Lighter hybrid

    Again, thank you for the detailed reply, I appreciate you taking the time.
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    Lighter hybrid

    Thanks Froze. I didn't say "lightest", but lighter. The Canyon CF 7.0 Hybrid goes about 19.5 pounds and costs $1,800. But I know nothing about Canyon bikes, they aren't sold through dealers. Spending $2k on a bike sight unseen is not something that appeals to me. That the Specialized is a...
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    Lighter hybrid

    I currently have a Trek FX3 Hybrid. It weighs about 26 pounds, which isn't bad for a basic hybrid. But I'm thinking about upgrading to something lighter, probably a carbon frame. I can go with a Trek FX5 Sport, which is about 3 pounds lighter, but I'm wondering if there are some other bikes...
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    Softening cycling gloves

    The palms are leather. It's hard for me to see how running them through the wash will help. It's getting wet then drying them out that makes them so hard and stiff. Would you put leather shoes in the washer/dryer?
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    Softening cycling gloves

    I like my gloves that I have now, but as always happens, they absorb sweat and then when they dry out they are as hard as a leather shoe sole, until I sweat enough for them to soften up. I was just going to get new gloves but then I wondered, is there something you guys use to soften up gloves...
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    Switching from 32mm to 28mm tires?

    Ok thanks guys for the information.
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    Switching from 32mm to 28mm tires?

    In fact I got rid of my road bike about a month ago. I cannot ride in a drop position anymore due to osteoarthritis in my spine. Even with the hybrid I have to stop and stretch every 1/2 hour. My bike is in the 25 pound range, so not a tank, but obviously not a lightweight road bike either...