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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-03-13, 04:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,584
Posted By Sparky005s
My wife's got me on some other projects so I...

My wife's got me on some other projects so I won't be able to go the next step for a couple weeks, but I do want to thank everyone for all their helpful advice. I'll let you know how it goes.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-30-13, 12:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,584
Posted By Sparky005s
OK, dumb question. I've never taken shifters...

OK, dumb question. I've never taken shifters apart before. In the event I have to soak the shifters, do I just take the entire shifter / brake mechanism off the bike and soak it in a small bucket, or...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-30-13, 11:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,584
Posted By Sparky005s
Loads of help. Thanks folks. I'll be busy this...

Loads of help. Thanks folks. I'll be busy this weekend.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-29-13, 11:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,584
Posted By Sparky005s
Shimano 105 rear won't shift at all - any suggestions?

I have a Schwinn with a shimano 105 set. I have not ridden the bike in a year or two, so I give it a wash and put on a new chain. I then give it a test ride and it would only down shift on the rear....
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-29-08, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,027
Posted By Sparky005s
Thanks for those suggestions. I have been doing...

Thanks for those suggestions. I have been doing some stretching, and, I roll a 2 liter bottle filled with ice with my feet. Feels pretty good. I'm just frustrated over how long it's taken and no...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-28-08, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,027
Posted By Sparky005s
Foot cramping and Capsulitis

I developed a case of capsulitis in my left foot around October of last year, just when I started riding a lot again. Capsulitis is an inflammation of the sac (capsule) around a joint in the foot....
Forum: Commuting 01-01-08, 02:47 AM
Replies: 14,448
Views: 8,646,373
Posted By Sparky005s
That's a beauty. How do you like the double cross...

That's a beauty. How do you like the double cross frame?
Forum: Commuting 12-31-07, 02:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 933
Posted By Sparky005s
I own several locks, and leave them where I go...

I own several locks, and leave them where I go most, the grocery store, school, etc. The locks and keys are color coded with color tape, so I know which key goes to which lock. And unless you are...
Forum: Commuting 12-31-07, 01:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,371
Posted By Sparky005s
I've been using water repellent jogging pants I...

I've been using water repellent jogging pants I bought for $20 bucks a pair at Mervyn's. They do a good job of keeping the rain off, and if I wear another layer underneath, they are warm.
Forum: Commuting 12-27-07, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14,448
Views: 8,646,373
Posted By Sparky005s
Very nice. Sometimes I wish I had a folder, just...

Very nice. Sometimes I wish I had a folder, just so it took up less room in the house.
Forum: Commuting 12-27-07, 02:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 610
Posted By Sparky005s
I try not to dwell on it, or keep count.

I try not to dwell on it, or keep count.
Forum: Commuting 12-27-07, 02:47 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,132
Posted By Sparky005s
You want to buy a Zune??

You want to buy a Zune??
Forum: Commuting 12-26-07, 12:07 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,453
Posted By Sparky005s
A lot more entertaining than rhythmic gymnastics!

A lot more entertaining than rhythmic gymnastics!
Forum: Commuting 12-26-07, 02:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By Sparky005s
I'm not the OP, but I would like to know about...

I'm not the OP, but I would like to know about the LAB course.
Forum: Commuting 12-24-07, 09:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 579
Posted By Sparky005s
.... and Festivus. Anyone have an aluminum pole?

.... and Festivus. Anyone have an aluminum pole?
Forum: Commuting 12-23-07, 11:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,452
Posted By Sparky005s
A little over 8 miles each way, numerous...

A little over 8 miles each way, numerous stoplights. Up until recently I was riding a hard tail mtb, with a rack and pannier full of college textbooks. Takes about 40 minutes. I've only been back...
Forum: Commuting 12-23-07, 02:06 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,453
Posted By Sparky005s
Amen to that. Very good video, and excellent bike...

Amen to that. Very good video, and excellent bike work.
Forum: Commuting 12-23-07, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14,448
Views: 8,646,373
Posted By Sparky005s
Schwinn Super Sport DBX. Now that it's all...

Schwinn Super Sport DBX. Now that it's all outfitted for wet weather, and we finally have had some wet weather, I'm digging it.

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Forum: Living Car Free 12-15-07, 11:55 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,448
Posted By Sparky005s
I work from home, but I went back to college in...

I work from home, but I went back to college in August. If I take the bus, I have a 10 - 15 minute walk to a bus stop, and then it's over an hour to get to school, and I have to make a transfer. I...
Forum: Commuting 12-14-07, 02:17 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 10,756
Posted By Sparky005s
Pretty much sums it up. I use both, an mtb and a...

Pretty much sums it up. I use both, an mtb and a roadie. The mtb is more comfortable, more relaxed steering, and more durable. The roadie is more "fun" when it's not loaded down with panniers full of...
Forum: Commuting 12-06-07, 05:09 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 703,504
Posted By Sparky005s
Nice ride. Either drivers are more polite, or my...

Nice ride. Either drivers are more polite, or my reflective lime jersey is working. Light rain made a few spots interesting. I did have to share the bike lane with a van at one point. No idea what...
Forum: Winter Cycling 12-06-07, 04:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,269
Posted By Sparky005s
I'm in the same boat. I bought a pair of Gators...

I'm in the same boat. I bought a pair of Gators from REI, size large. I wear a men's size 9 1/2 or 10, depending on the shoe. The gators are neoprene with a zipper in the back. I could not get them...
Forum: Commuting 12-05-07, 10:10 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,088
Posted By Sparky005s
My commute to work is 15 - 20 feet :) It's the...

My commute to work is 15 - 20 feet :) It's the commute from "work" to school and back that is a little over 16 miles RT. Working from home has a few advantages.
Forum: Commuting 12-04-07, 04:36 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 703,504
Posted By Sparky005s
First time I've had to ride in the rain since...

First time I've had to ride in the rain since getting back on the bike this year. It was a lot of fun, other than getting cold wet feet. The neoprene booties I just bought are not big enough....
Forum: Commuting 12-03-07, 10:27 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,551
Posted By Sparky005s
I had my favorite bike stolen. A terrific silver...

I had my favorite bike stolen. A terrific silver grey Giant Yukon. There was something special about it. I just loved riding it. It was stolen from my house. I bought another Yukon, which I still...
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