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Forum: Road Cycling 03-30-14, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 596
Posted By scububa
The other issue related to a longer than optimal...

The other issue related to a longer than optimal (for you) seat tube is the corresponding longer top tube on standard bike geometry. (Custom made is a different story.) You'll not only be stretched...
Forum: Commuting 03-30-14, 07:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,014
Posted By scububa
Knee socks ;-) I'm on board with EnsitMike...

Knee socks ;-)

I'm on board with EnsitMike ... except that I wipe my chain down as soon as I finish a ride. Keep it clean and don't over lube which is common for new riders (right behind not...
Forum: Foo 03-05-14, 04:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,969
Posted By scububa
Not even going to try :-) Nice shots, nice...

Not even going to try :-)

Nice shots, nice destinations.

My best shots are on SLIDES! since I've done any hiking that serious. Our trips were Grand Canyon (couple of week long trips). The wife...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 03-05-14, 04:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,106
Posted By scububa
I am 5'11" I topped at 200 I am currently at...

I am 5'11"
I topped at 200
I am currently at 185. Using a 3-pt caliper measurement, I am running 19%-20%
(I've seen 183 after Thanksgiving, before Christmas, but more often bounce up to 188 right...
Forum: Mountains-Plains Regional Rides and Events 03-03-14, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,478
Posted By scububa
p.s. I have no idea of Amtrak's policy or...

p.s. I have no idea of Amtrak's policy or procedures on any of this now. They were kind of fluid at the time, so I am sure they have changed. Also, I got different info between web pages, calling...
Forum: Mountains-Plains Regional Rides and Events 03-03-14, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,478
Posted By scububa
Not sure I understand the last part of your...

Not sure I understand the last part of your question, but yes, we were able to put the trailer on the train in the luggage car with the bikes. There was an upcharge of about $10 at the time to the...
Forum: Mountains-Plains Regional Rides and Events 03-01-14, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,478
Posted By scububa
Sounds pretty neat. I did the Katy trail with my...

Sounds pretty neat. I did the Katy trail with my two daughters age 7 and 9.
The trail only went to Sedalia at that time. We rode from St. Charles to Weldon Spring and WS to Augusta as training...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-01-14, 11:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,760
Posted By scububa
Since I have bought a couple of Shimano cranks, I...

Since I have bought a couple of Shimano cranks, I have the wrenches that came with the crank. I would imagine that's were the bike shop guys get their supply. I also had a couple of riding buddies...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-24-14, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 686
Posted By scububa
Basically, you want to 'stand up' on the outside...

Basically, you want to 'stand up' on the outside pedal. This will put your inner pedal (on the short side of the lean) high, but it also moves the center of gravity down and outside of the lean. (I...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-22-14, 11:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,544
Posted By scububa
Nothing like a bike that handles 'like a thought'...

Nothing like a bike that handles 'like a thought'
Enjoy and always "safe home"
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-21-14, 08:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 810
Posted By scububa
I am not 100% sure what the root cause was but...

I am not 100% sure what the root cause was but one of the pulleys came apart and the chain appeared to have yanked and bent the pulley cage. Of course this distorted the whole alignment. It pretty...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-20-14, 10:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 810
Posted By scububa
The advice to know how to use what ever you have...

The advice to know how to use what ever you have is great advice. No sense in packing it if you can't use it.

A buddies brother joined us for an easy day training ride. Coming back he hit a grate...
Forum: Commuting 02-20-14, 09:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,551
Posted By scububa
I haven't commuted in a long time. But, I had a...

I haven't commuted in a long time. But, I had a ten mile each way commute for a couple of years in Dallas. I would take my office clothes for the week in on Sunday while running other errands and...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-20-14, 09:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 940
Posted By scububa
Bravo. All the best. After six years of being...

Bravo. All the best.
After six years of being away from any serious riding, I am coming back to it. Was doing okay in the fall and then the polar lock set in, but I have been on my trainer.
Maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-16-14, 07:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,639
Posted By scububa
Climbing out of bed does it for me! ...

Climbing out of bed does it for me!

Seriously, one thing I learned as I was learning to "love climbing' is that there is a HUGE difference between riding up a hill and racing up a hill (even if...
Forum: Introductions 02-16-14, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By scububa
Riding in St Louis

Hey all, my name is Jim and I live in St. Louis
I rode a bikes as a kid and traveled all over the town I lived in and really expanded my boundaries on my bike.
I went into the Army and bought a...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 02-16-14, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,398
Posted By scububa
Posting this as a point of reference for vintage...

Posting this as a point of reference for vintage sellers

Update ---
Sold/delivered the bike off of CL today for $80

Sold it from series of pictures of frame plus unmounted parts (pedals,...
Forum: Mountain Biking 02-16-14, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,373
Posted By scububa
I am not an expert on MTB. I had a 930 that I...

I am not an expert on MTB. I had a 930 that I upgraded to a Manitou SX something front shock. It sat for a long time and I lent it to my bosses boss to ride. Wouldn't you know it, but the shock...
Forum: Mountain Biking 02-16-14, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By scububa
Dino, you sound like a cave diver (or caver).

Dino, you sound like a cave diver (or caver).
Forum: Road Cycling 02-16-14, 05:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 640
Posted By scububa
I love the interview where they ask the other...

I love the interview where they ask the other three about Ringo possibly being the best drummer in the world, and I think Paul replies, "We don't even think he's the best drummer in the Beatles!"
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 02-16-14, 05:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,286
Posted By scububa
Every butties different...

My experience echos BFP's
Try some saddles. Group rides, buddies might be a way to check some out. I went thru a few saddles before I found one that worked. Then I bought 5 more of them and put...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 02-15-14, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By scububa
Hey, if it gets him interested in a life long...

Hey, if it gets him interested in a life long passion, gets him outside and allows you all some added time together, it's the BEST bike in the world!
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 02-15-14, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By scububa
Good points. It reminds me of two 'first'...

Good points. It reminds me of two 'first' centuries for me.
The first was pretty much like your description. It was a supported ride and I jumped in here and there with different groups. The biggest...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 02-15-14, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,398
Posted By scububa
Appreciate the feedback. I agree on the shipping....

Appreciate the feedback. I agree on the shipping.
I'd be afraid if I aired up the tires someone would try and ride it. Even thought they look okay, not obvious dry rot, etc. I can't believe they'd...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 02-15-14, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By scububa
Interesting. Sounds like tremendous results and...

Interesting. Sounds like tremendous results and flys in the face of conventional wisdom of several things. I hadn't heard that one. I'll have to read up. I did focus on losing weight since Father's...
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