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Forum: Mountain Biking 07-31-14, 10:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,060
Posted By Bike Rat
Just posted a group ride thread for SA Retro...

Just posted a group ride thread for SA Retro Rigids in Texas regional forum and another forum for mountain bikers. Next will alert local riding clubs. Thanks guys.

retro rigids...yeah for...
Forum: Texas Regional Rides and Events 07-31-14, 09:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 625
Posted By Bike Rat
SA Retro Rigids (ongoing)

What?! That's right, dust off your retro rigids for a vintage trail ride. Whether just for fun or to regain lost skills, join other 26" rigids for a bucking good time.

If you're interested, reply...
Forum: Texas 07-31-14, 09:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 691
Posted By Bike Rat
SA Retro Rigids

What?! That's right, dust off your retro rigids for a vintage trail ride. Whether just for fun or to regain lost skills, join other 26" rigids for a bucking good time.

If you're interested, reply...
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-31-14, 08:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,060
Posted By Bike Rat
I suppose it's because I'm not slow, my equipment...

I suppose it's because I'm not slow, my equipment is. It'd be different if I was slow because of inadequate skills...that's a challenge to embrace, but an equipment disadvantage is more difficult to...
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-31-14, 07:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,060
Posted By Bike Rat
How poetic. Much better than man up, or cowboy...

How poetic. Much better than man up, or cowboy up. Now let's go get some commies!

God bless America and no one else.
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-31-14, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,060
Posted By Bike Rat
[ You must live in bizarro world. :) I've...

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You must live in bizarro world. :)
I've considered a rigid 29er singlespeed before. Maybe I'll revisit that option again, but my pace will still be off the group.

Watching this video...
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-30-14, 10:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,060
Posted By Bike Rat
Well retro includes 26 fs and hardtail, and rigid...

Well retro includes 26 fs and hardtail, and rigid includes 29ers, so nope, it's not redundant...and more importantly, just Rigid Riders could be misconstrued. Yikes!

Regardless, it's a good...
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-30-14, 04:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,060
Posted By Bike Rat
Good point, though easier said than done. In my...

Good point, though easier said than done. In my neck of the woods ever since suspension hit the market I haven't seen another person riding rigid, and I've only recently seen one retro hardtail....
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-30-14, 02:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,060
Posted By Bike Rat
Thanks for the reminder, skol. Actually I...

Thanks for the reminder, skol. Actually I couldn't care less about being fast, I suppose that's another reason why I usually ride solo. I find riding slow, technical track more enjoyable and...
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-30-14, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,060
Posted By Bike Rat
Got the rigid blues.

Today I got back on my mountain bike after about a 1.5 year break. Due to my schedule I usually ride solo, but today I rode with a group who, of course, all had full-suspension 29'ers; whereas I ride...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-02-13, 12:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,812
Posted By Bike Rat
I think you meant PVC, not fiberglass. I only...

I think you meant PVC, not fiberglass. I only drink bottled or filtered water; good point otherwise. Though considering the chemical warfare we face daily from food/beverage producers it probably...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-01-13, 11:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,812
Posted By Bike Rat
It's uncertain whether aluminum is harmful so I...

It's uncertain whether aluminum is harmful so I choose to avoid it. Putting coins in your mouth, while not aluminum, was to emphasize how some metals leach or at least cause a metallic taste. The BPA...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-31-13, 10:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,812
Posted By Bike Rat
Actually, aluminum is in antiperspirant, but...

Actually, aluminum is in antiperspirant, but deodorant has its own issues. Regardless, for a little tmi, I stopped using both.



Nice, haha! They should just make a lid that attaches to recycled...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-30-13, 06:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,812
Posted By Bike Rat
Aluminum leaches, there's huge controversy...

Aluminum leaches, there's huge controversy whether it's dangerous or not...to health.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-30-13, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By Bike Rat
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-28-13, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By Bike Rat
No, the logo looks like it may be applied under...

No, the logo looks like it may be applied under the clear powdercoat when it was repainted. From what I read, it's most likely a Trek. Get the serial #, and call Trek customer service...they'll tell...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-27-13, 09:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,293
Posted By Bike Rat
Well they're on my urban assault bike so I want...

Well they're on my urban assault bike so I want them to be bombproof, and at 35 lbs, it's a steamroller...once it's rolling, it keeps on going. I'm more worried about pinch-flats and punctures than...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-27-13, 07:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,102
Posted By Bike Rat
He said the elderly man had "a kink in his neck...

He said the elderly man had "a kink in his neck to see ahead of him", doesn't sound like he's doing much looking over his shoulder when changing lanes, or even looking completely left and right at...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-27-13, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By Bike Rat
No matter how often I tell people that, they...

No matter how often I tell people that, they still run away from me. :(
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-27-13, 05:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,002
Posted By Bike Rat
The quote parallels the saying that you're only...

The quote parallels the saying that you're only stealing/cheating yourself. Your story is a fantastic parable, I hope to remember it the next time I'm struggling to find the right words to explain...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-27-13, 05:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,002
Posted By Bike Rat
Looks like it would've been just as easy to...

Looks like it would've been just as easy to unscrew the post instead.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-27-13, 04:47 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,490
Posted By Bike Rat
Before the topic is closed, I'm reminded that...

Before the topic is closed, I'm reminded that it's sometimes best to keep my mouth shut, not listen to hearsay, don't fan the flames, and to not get hung up on every typed, mistyped, or omitted...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-27-13, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By Bike Rat
Ugh, that's the real problem, the last thing I...

Ugh, that's the real problem, the last thing I want is to have learn one more thing. I already have enough toil and trouble, but like you said, it's the only way to truly appreciate them. They sound...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-27-13, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,205
Posted By Bike Rat
Thanks for sharing more, but I can already see...

Thanks for sharing more, but I can already see this is beyond my budget. You might try listing it in the marketplace though. She's a beaut', good luck!
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-27-13, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By Bike Rat
Thanks, if we don't figure out a trade, I'll look...

Thanks, if we don't figure out a trade, I'll look for a donor bike, though I'm not well versed in finding inexpensive buys.

Yeah, that's part of my dilemma...do I want to mess with them, learn how...
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