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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 02-20-16, 10:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 598
Posted By koolerb
Sounds like a Shimano model number.

Sounds like a Shimano model number.
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-13-16, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By koolerb
Entertaining. Made me want to buy a folding bike.

Entertaining. Made me want to buy a folding bike.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 02-13-16, 11:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,244
Posted By koolerb
Their winter sales coupons should be coming out...

Their winter sales coupons should be coming out any time now. Sign up to get emails, or join as a member. The just had an AWESOME sales on some upper end Garneau shoes and I picked up a pair. REI is...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-13-16, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By koolerb
Not many chains today are designed to be broken...

Not many chains today are designed to be broken except where they're meant to be. Shimano uses a replaceable pin, KMC and Weinmann use a snap together link. But to answer your question, no, you cant...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-08-16, 05:03 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,426
Posted By koolerb
I just put 28's on a spare set of wheels...

I just put 28's on a spare set of wheels yesterday. I'm going to use them as late winter/spring wheels for when the roads are still salty and beat up. I was definitely slower but mid-winter probably...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-08-16, 04:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,538
Posted By koolerb
Some people we will never convince. The best we...

Some people we will never convince. The best we can hope is agreement that everyone needs to be reasonably respectful and safe on the road.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 02-06-16, 08:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,706
Posted By koolerb
So many retired pro football players have come...

So many retired pro football players have come forward with brain injury it's effecting the way I look at the sport. It's a fun game to watch, fast paced, exciting, I've always enjoyed it. But now...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 02-04-16, 11:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,463
Posted By koolerb
An aluminum frame is probably stiffer that a good...

An aluminum frame is probably stiffer that a good quality steel frame but I doubt much lighter. I stripped down a bike to re-build a few years go that was Reynolds 531 and I couldn't believe how...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-04-16, 11:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,538
Posted By koolerb
My boss doesn't think bicycles should be allowed...

My boss doesn't think bicycles should be allowed on the road and we've had a few discussions about it. What I tell him is this; as long as everyone is safe and courteous on the road it works, you can...
Forum: Living Car Free 02-04-16, 11:01 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 6,607
Posted By koolerb
We made the decision a long time ago to invest in...

We made the decision a long time ago to invest in the interstate highway system and the automobile at the expense of rail. It's hard to go back.
Forum: Mountain Biking 02-04-16, 10:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,346
Posted By koolerb
I don't have one but they are super popular where...

I don't have one but they are super popular where I live. I see them all the time. And the high end fat bike are getting really light. Some of the guys at my local shop were showing some the new...
Forum: Commuting 02-03-16, 10:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,074
Posted By koolerb
I can't ride relaxed in traffic. Always feel like...

I can't ride relaxed in traffic. Always feel like I'm in competition with the cars.
Forum: Road Cycling 02-03-16, 09:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By koolerb
Or an easy out kit with left hand drill bit....

Or an easy out kit with left hand drill bit. Sometimes you don't even have to use the easy out.
Forum: Utility Cycling 02-03-16, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,329
Posted By koolerb
Me personally, less stuff, more trips; but my...

Me personally, less stuff, more trips; but my grocery store is only about 1 mile. With your closest at 5 I'd maybe load up a little heavier. Don't carry a gallon of milk dangling in the bag from you...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 01-29-16, 05:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,998
Posted By koolerb
Well that's a relief.

Well that's a relief.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 01-29-16, 05:25 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,998
Posted By koolerb
I have a trip to Toronto planned for the family...

I have a trip to Toronto planned for the family and I in two weeks. Good thing it's the middle of winter,,, no one will be tempted to ride any bikes.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 01-29-16, 05:13 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,998
Posted By koolerb
OK,,, so a take-down in the middle of the street...

OK,,, so a take-down in the middle of the street seems bad enough for riding on the sidewalk with no helmet. But why was the cop just sitting on the kid?
Forum: Road Cycling 01-16-16, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By koolerb
I've only had one pair of SPD-SL's and the right...

I've only had one pair of SPD-SL's and the right pedal always felt like there was more friction than the left. I felt like I was always fighting the cleat and my knee started to bother me. I ended up...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-12-16, 04:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,463
Posted By koolerb
I've been pulling the number off the chart then...

I've been pulling the number off the chart then adding an extra 5-10 lbs and it feels pretty good.
Forum: Road Cycling 01-12-16, 04:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,098
Posted By koolerb
Maybe only a couple of days if you follow doctors...

Maybe only a couple of days if you follow doctors orders for the first few days following the procedure. If you ignore him and use the first day to do a bunch of yard work, then go straight back to...
Forum: Touring 01-09-16, 04:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 968
Posted By koolerb
Does anyone have trouble with bar end shifters on...

Does anyone have trouble with bar end shifters on rough roads? I built a touring bike with Ultegra bar end shifters a few years ago and in areas with a lot of vibration the the RD shifter wanders....
Forum: Road Cycling 01-09-16, 04:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,463
Posted By koolerb
Really,,, this is what I've been using.

Really,,, this is what I've been using.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-30-15, 05:29 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,993
Posted By koolerb
Musical tires. I'm putting a new set of 37mm...

Musical tires. I'm putting a new set of 37mm tires on my wife's bike, her current 32mm tires are moving to my touring bike, the 28mm tires on my touring bike are moving to the spare set of wheels for...
Forum: Mountain Biking 12-30-15, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,054
Posted By koolerb
This one looks like a good deal at Jenson: ...

This one looks like a good deal at Jenson:
Diamondback Lux Comp Bike 2015


USD$785.00
35% off USD$1,200.00 msrp
Forum: Mountain Biking 12-30-15, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,054
Posted By koolerb
Bike Size

You're a large. Don't think you want a medium bike.
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