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Forum: Foo 04-17-16, 06:50 PM
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Posted By plumberroy
that blows Simon and Garfunkels version out of...

that blows Simon and Garfunkels version out of the water
Forum: Commuting 04-16-16, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14,493
Views: 8,681,814
Posted By plumberroy
My wife offered to figure a Surly Pugsley that...

My wife offered to figure a Surly Pugsley that was on sale into the budget last week. Since I don't have enough good places to ride off road I declined .
Roy
Forum: Commuting 04-16-16, 03:06 PM
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Posted By plumberroy
With my job the 12 miles to work isn't practical...

With my job the 12 miles to work isn't practical to ride a bike there are days that I may spend 5-6 hours after normal quitting time running a big sewer machine and you wouldn't have the energy to...
Forum: Commuting 04-15-16, 08:51 PM
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Posted By plumberroy
I have had a loft 1 single speed coaster brake ...

I have had a loft 1 single speed coaster brake nickel plated for nearly a year I love it and ride it as much as my surly steamroller s/s
Roy
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-23-16, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By plumberroy
Needs one on the other side of the flexible cover...

Needs one on the other side of the flexible cover on the cable to pull against the derailleur original front derialleur is gone one I have doesn't have it built in.
Roy
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-23-16, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By plumberroy
what is this called?

And where can I get one ? I am fixing up an old Unvega road bike for my Daughter and need one to make the front derailier work . Found this bike, it is the right size for her . she rides in 1-2...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 02-10-16, 08:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,395
Posted By plumberroy
I do ride fixie's but i love the simplicity of a...

I do ride fixie's but i love the simplicity of a single speed 3 of my 5 "keeper bikes" are single speed I have a surly Steamroller a Electra Loft 1 and a bikesdirect single speed fat bike I...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 02-10-16, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 981
Posted By plumberroy
Yep especially when you get into the mid 50's ...

Yep especially when you get into the mid 50's after 30 years of doing this kind of work plumbing is a killer of both knees and arms, shoulders
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-31-16, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 981
Posted By plumberroy
Commuting wise,Lights ain't the problem you fight...

Commuting wise,Lights ain't the problem you fight with a sewer machine 10-14 hours (which I have done multiple times) You won't have the energy to ride home.
Something like this ...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-31-16, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 981
Posted By plumberroy
I am 13 miles from work which is doable, but a...

I am 13 miles from work which is doable, but a work maintenance in a hospital once in a while my 4:00 o'clock quitting time turns into 9-10:00 even 2-3:00 a.m. . Sometimes you don't leave till an...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-30-16, 07:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 981
Posted By plumberroy
Got outside to ride for the first time this...

Got outside to ride for the first time this year, 8 mile loop at a local park . Felt good to be out :love: Exercise is just a small part of the benefits I get from riding. helps my anxiety ...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-28-16, 06:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 981
Posted By plumberroy
I don't do early well :notamused: Roy :D

I don't do early well :notamused:
Roy :D
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-28-16, 05:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 981
Posted By plumberroy
Getting an early start

My job makes Riding after work in the winter not practical . Most local trails I ride close at dusk. This year I bought an inexpensive trainer and am riding inside to build back up before the...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-27-16, 08:01 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,524
Posted By plumberroy
Platform only for me not worried about fast I...

Platform only for me not worried about fast I have been known to wear water/wading shoes on bikes. Tenkara fly fishing creeks along some of the local mops off a single speed is one of my...
Forum: Touring 12-14-15, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 36,344
Posted By plumberroy
Some bikes have pumps some have CO2 Some have...

Some bikes have pumps some have CO2 Some have both Ollies discount had genuine innovations screw on type CO2 inflators for $4-5 with one cartridge and 4 cartridges for $4 So I have one in...
Forum: Touring 12-14-15, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 36,344
Posted By plumberroy
I consider CO2 to be get me to the next place I...

I consider CO2 to be get me to the next place I can get air I have never had to use one on the trail but have use them to air up other peoples tires . Knock on wood last time I had a flat out and...
Forum: Touring 12-14-15, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 36,344
Posted By plumberroy
I can get with in a pound of that and most of my...

I can get with in a pound of that and most of my backpacking gear is 15- 20 years old . The point is ,the post I quote said you need to do it my way to be safe and comfortable . In a round about...
Forum: Touring 12-14-15, 05:29 AM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 36,344
Posted By plumberroy
And there's the "if you aren't doing it my way...

And there's the "if you aren't doing it my way you are not going to have fun (wrong)"
stuff I carry that you probably don't ... tenkara fly rod , Cuban yo-yo reel + tackle better stove...
Forum: Touring 12-13-15, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 36,344
Posted By plumberroy
I didn't mean to say U.L. guys were under...

I didn't mean to say U.L. guys were under prepared, the guy I gave a co2 cartridge to had used his to help some one else . My aim was to point out we all have different reasons to ride and carry...
Forum: Touring 12-12-15, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 36,344
Posted By plumberroy
I didn't read all the way through this thread ...

I didn't read all the way through this thread but I can tell you this . I have spent 30 years in the construction/maintenance industry going faster and covering more ground with less is my every...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-30-15, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By plumberroy
project bike for my daughter

I picked up a 50 cm Univega Supra Sport to fix up for my daughter light blue with down-tube shifters, cool old bike. She rides a couple charity rides a year plus around the block with the...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-30-15, 07:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By plumberroy
I don't put the in miles you do , but I am bigger...

I don't put the in miles you do , but I am bigger than you I love my steamroller. I rode it as I bought it (used ) stock wheels drop bars etc. only thing not original was seat post brake levers...
Forum: Recall Announcements 09-30-15, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By plumberroy
I have one bike with disc brakes A bikesdirect ...

I have one bike with disc brakes A bikesdirect s/s fat tire bike Which I put together myself . I knew nothing of this recall. I cut the zip ties holding the front wheel. looked the wheel over and...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-28-15, 08:34 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 6,354
Posted By plumberroy
My LBS guy is great :thumb: I was in earlier...

My LBS guy is great :thumb: I was in earlier this week looking around He had a couple old road bikes one was a small univega and a vista I ask about them because I wanted the univega to fix up...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-16-15, 03:49 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 8,632
Posted By plumberroy
There is absolutely nothing wrong with being...

There is absolutely nothing wrong with being prepared We try to have 2-3 months of food and basic needs on hand at all times back up heat and lighting etc. It is the relying on a computer ...
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