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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
PostPosted: Mon August 14, 2017 7:12 pm 
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bune wrote:
OK, second question: is the hanger attached or part of the frame?

it's attached (separate part) (a bench frame would suck).


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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
PostPosted: Mon August 14, 2017 8:42 pm 
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That's good, you can just replace the hanger then. If it were your frame I'd say go and have a shop look at it because aluminum frames don't appreciate bending back and forth.

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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
PostPosted: Tue August 15, 2017 2:36 am 
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Fixed it! After monkeying around with the high and low limits on the derailleur and playing with the Barrel adjuster, I was able to realign everything. No bent hanger. I actually feel like I accomplished something.


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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
PostPosted: Tue August 15, 2017 3:01 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
PostPosted: Tue August 15, 2017 3:29 pm 
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Think I need a new chainring. I got a new grinding sound when I pedal hard, but mostly with my left leg.
I'll have to get it upside down and check for suck up. Odd that's it's a lot more pronounced with pressure on the left pedal.


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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
PostPosted: Fri August 18, 2017 5:24 am 
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Alrighty. I want to ride again and need a bike. Trying to keep it around $250. Mostly I'll be commuting, but I really like the added bonus of getting a workout on something with a little bit more performance than a basic city bike.

This one:
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that one?
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or the other?
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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
PostPosted: Fri August 18, 2017 12:16 pm 
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Think I need a new chainring. I got a new grinding sound when I pedal hard, but mostly with my left leg.
I'll have to get it upside down and check for suck up. Odd that's it's a lot more pronounced with pressure on the left pedal.

Chainring was fine. I greased the bearings and that took care of it. Too many puddles, I guess.


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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
PostPosted: Fri August 18, 2017 12:19 pm 
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I like either of the first two, Reid. I bet you'll get the third, though. It says Beaumont on it!


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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
PostPosted: Fri August 18, 2017 3:09 pm 
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I like the first one, but then I'm a sucker for working on my own bikes and I like threadless headsets way better than threaded. The difference being that the stem that holds the handlebars on a threadless headset only requires the use of hex keys whereas a threaded one requires wrenches and torque and readjustment and more torque...and yeah, they suck.

One very important thing to remember: Bike are made in different sizes. My bike fits me but, unless you're around 5'10", won't fit you. You're no longer a kid and can't say, "That's a 26", it'll fit me." You'll have knee pain, ass pain, elbow pain, foot pain...lots of pain in lots of different ways. The size is usually measured in cm and looking at the details the Schwinn says Size 56cm/Medium.

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https://www.sierratradingpost.com/lp2/bike-fit-guide/

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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
PostPosted: Fri August 18, 2017 4:01 pm 
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I like the Schwinn as well.

I'm actually thinking about this single gear. https://smile.amazon.com/6KU-Track-Fixe ... th=1&psc=1

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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
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The Schwinn is what I'm leaning towards. The Beaumont bike (haha Justin) looks the best of the three, but the first two look more versatile.


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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
PostPosted: Thu August 24, 2017 3:08 pm 
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This one:
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This is the one I went with. More road than hybrid, which was a nice surprise for the price. I had to swap the seat out, though. Just one day with that road saddle was more than enough. Commuting to work is fun as hell. I need a basket or rack or something. Didn't realize how much I used the baskets on bike share bikes.


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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
PostPosted: Thu August 24, 2017 3:46 pm 
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Nice choice. Looking at it, it has a spot on the back to put a rack for bags and whatnot.

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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
PostPosted: Thu August 24, 2017 4:06 pm 
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Yeah, I'm eyeing a rack versus a basket. I want to give the local shops some love for all of my accessories. Planning some gear shopping this weekend. Found a great little bike shop near me and already picked up tubes, lock and lights.


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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
PostPosted: Thu August 24, 2017 5:43 pm 
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Awesome! The only shop that was local to me closed down about a year ago so now I have to get everything in Portland. Ugh, traffic.

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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
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bune wrote:
Awesome! The only shop that was local to me closed down about a year ago so now I have to get everything in Portland. Ugh, traffic.

Lame.

Quick question - Is there an easy guide anywhere, perhaps a .org or something, that could point me in the right direction for locally or globally registering my bike's serial #?


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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
PostPosted: Thu August 24, 2017 6:30 pm 
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I use Project 529 but then I have the benefit of free registration events near me. They have an app as well, it works and even sends you alerts if a bike near your location is announced stolen.

There's also your local PD, you might just give them a call and see.

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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
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Thanks, bune. :thumbsup:


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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
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Bicycle infrastructure in Montreal is pretty sweet. Drivers and pedestrians seem to be pretty used to bicyclists, pedestrians mostly listen to walk signs, there are bicycle lanes going all over the place, there are tons of places to lock up one's bike, it's even well lit at night! I took the bike out twice this weekend, once for a relatively long trip. I was nervous about urban biking (I'd biked around Albany a bit, but I was very familiar with that place), but I was totally comfortable everywhere I went. It was great! And biking at night through the city is maybe one of my new favorite things. Very peaceful

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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
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Bicycle infrastructure in Montreal is pretty sweet. Drivers and pedestrians seem to be pretty used to bicyclists, pedestrians mostly listen to walk signs, there are bicycle lanes going all over the place, there are tons of places to lock up one's bike, it's even well lit at night! I took the bike out twice this weekend, once for a relatively long trip. I was nervous about urban biking (I'd biked around Albany a bit, but I was very familiar with that place), but I was totally comfortable everywhere I went. It was great! And biking at night through the city is maybe one of my new favorite things. Very peaceful
I need to keep this in mind should I ever travel to Montreal.


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