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Forum: Road Cycling 10-26-14, 05:23 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,720
Posted By grinningfool
The name of the town where I live ends with...

The name of the town where I live ends with "mont". The fun starts a half mile from my house.
There are no flat rides around here.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-18-14, 06:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,661
Posted By grinningfool
I have Brooks saddles on 3 of my bikes, and...

I have Brooks saddles on 3 of my bikes, and various other saddles on my other (currently 6) other bikes.
some of those are more comfortable than others, and for short rides (less than 30 miles) any...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-14-14, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,110
Posted By grinningfool
I'd buy it, if for nothing else, for parts....

I'd buy it, if for nothing else, for parts. Wheels, shifters, etc, if parted out could easily bring 250 or more on eBay.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-10-14, 06:31 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,127
Posted By grinningfool
I have a 40" tool chest bought from my local Home...

I have a 40" tool chest bought from my local Home Depot, and it really holds a lot of tools and parts. Here's a link to it. Can't be beat for less than 3 bills.
Husky 40 in. W 10-Drawer Tool Chest...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-07-14, 07:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,469
Posted By grinningfool
Selling a bike that I've built is a money losing...

Selling a bike that I've built is a money losing proposition. I build them to suit me. Then if I find I don't like it or get tired of it, I can much more easily recoup my investment by parting it out...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-07-14, 04:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,663
Posted By grinningfool
I have a very large adjustable wrench bought from...

I have a very large adjustable wrench bought from Harbor Freight. I've had good success with it on that type of fixed cup a couple times.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-06-14, 01:07 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,993
Posted By grinningfool
Stuntex was just expecting one of the good folks...

Stuntex was just expecting one of the good folks on this forum to come to his house, diagnose the problem, go buy the parts, and then fix it. All at no cost. How disappointing.
Forum: Forum Suggestions & User Assistance 11-10-13, 05:23 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 59,082
Posted By grinningfool
350016

350016
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-04-13, 04:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,631
Posted By grinningfool
If you're 5'8" , seems a 56cm might be a tad...

If you're 5'8" , seems a 56cm might be a tad large for you. I'm 5'9" with a 32 inseam, and I ride a 54cm. I can certainly ride a 56, but I feel a little stretched out on handlebar reach, especially...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-20-13, 11:07 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 14,300
Posted By grinningfool
For gravel roads I favor a hardtail mountain bike...

For gravel roads I favor a hardtail mountain bike with a fairly non-agressive knobby tire. I have a full suspension bike with more agressive tires for the really rough stuff.
A rigid frame mountain...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-14-13, 04:31 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,503
Posted By grinningfool
Huffy ! :lol:

Huffy ! :lol:
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-14-13, 04:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By grinningfool
You could do it yourself. Go to the auto parts...

You could do it yourself. Go to the auto parts store and buy a brake cylinder hone. With an electric drill, you should be able to remove .1mm fairly easily.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-12-13, 03:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,271
Posted By grinningfool
I have the PCS-10 and I love it. I have several...

I have the PCS-10 and I love it. I have several project bikes at any given time, and I use that stand constantly. No issues at all. I have no problem collapsing it, and it could easily be stored...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-25-13, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By grinningfool
I prefer to ride the patched tube and keep a new...

I prefer to ride the patched tube and keep a new tube for a spare when I'm riding. I like the comfort of knowing my spare will hold air. Nothing worse than having a flat out on the road and finding...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-18-13, 04:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By grinningfool
Check to make sure your rear wheel quick release...

Check to make sure your rear wheel quick release is tight enough. I recently went to take off quickly at a traffic light, and when I came down hard on the pedal, my rear wheel was just loose enough...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-15-13, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 325,238
Posted By grinningfool
Going along with the Acadia National park theme,...

Going along with the Acadia National park theme, this is me and my Trek at the summit of Sargent mountain, which is only accessable via carriage roads. Motorized vehicles are prohibited.
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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-14-13, 05:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 830
Posted By grinningfool
The trouble with throwing parts at old road bikes...

The trouble with throwing parts at old road bikes to lower the gearing is you can easily spend more than the bike is worth, especially having a bike shop doing the work. Another option would be to...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-14-13, 04:59 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 76,193
Posted By grinningfool
Ditto that. If the frame fits you well, and the...

Ditto that. If the frame fits you well, and the upgrades will improve your riding pleasure, by all means you should upgrade. Ignore the snobs and enjoy your bike.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-29-13, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By grinningfool
This. Works amazingly well, and won't abrade the...

This. Works amazingly well, and won't abrade the paint.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-25-13, 11:17 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 76,193
Posted By grinningfool
88 traveler, just got it friday (minus the...

88 traveler, just got it friday (minus the brooks) for $75.00


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/gggman/bike/DSC01185.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/gggman/media/bike/DSC01185.jpg.html)
Forum: Commuting 08-03-13, 03:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 743
Posted By grinningfool
You've got bar end shifters and brifters. What's...

You've got bar end shifters and brifters. What's up with that ? Nice bike, by the way.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-02-12, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 497
Posted By grinningfool
Mine's been slow for the last few weeks also, and...

Mine's been slow for the last few weeks also, and my browser has been freezing up quite a bit. Usually it will freeze for about a minute or two, and then will be fine. No problems on other sites.
Forum: Touring 01-01-12, 06:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By grinningfool
You shouldn't have any worries about it being too...

You shouldn't have any worries about it being too cold, as in september if it drops into the 40's, that would be unusual. More likely 50's at night, and 60's to 70's during the day.
If you stick to...
Forum: Touring 12-31-11, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,099
Posted By grinningfool
Acadia has a lot of great riding. The scenery...

Acadia has a lot of great riding. The scenery along the loop road is spectacular, and be sure to stop at Thunder Hole. I usually prefer to ride there after Labor Day, as a majority of the tourists...
Forum: Winter Cycling 12-30-11, 06:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,178
Posted By grinningfool
You can find brand new merino wool sweaters at...

You can find brand new merino wool sweaters at goodwill for five bucks each. I have bought several of them, as well as heavy wool Eddie Bauer slacks for five bucks. I put on a polypropelene base...
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