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08-08-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,107
Posted By beng1

The lawn mower I have been using recently, but...

The lawn mower I have been using recently, but according to you, just as with my bicycles, I should throw it in the trash and run out and get a new one along with a Britney Spears record because the...
08-06-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,107
Posted By beng1

You and a bunch of other guys should try...

You and a bunch of other guys should try discussing the topic on hand, instead of hijacking threads every day and switching the subject to me??? Maybe you all can find a room in a forum somewhere and...
08-06-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By beng1

90rpm is an average pedal rpm for riders who...

90rpm is an average pedal rpm for riders who train for speed or who are in a race. I am 60 years old and train at that pedal rpm often, but I am going between 19 and 20mph. If your average speeds are...
08-04-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By beng1

With a 46/11 high gear ratio, at 90rpm pedal...

With a 46/11 high gear ratio, at 90rpm pedal cadence with a 27" tire diameter, you are going 30mph, not fast enough???
08-04-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,107
Posted By beng1

In my town there are dozens of cyclists riding...

In my town there are dozens of cyclists riding around on high-end and new racing style bicycles, many of them wearing racing style clothes who are slow casual riders. Why did they dump thousands into...
08-03-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,651
Posted By beng1

/ Phone is push-button dial on the kitchen...

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Phone is push-button dial on the kitchen wall, my van is an 85' GMC 3/4 ton cargo which some deceased friends of mine bought brand new, GM sold the same van-body from 71' through I think 1996, but...
08-02-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 473
Posted By beng1

The only good gravel video on the internet..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_NoOpU_sUU
08-02-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 856
Posted By beng1

Convert to one-piece crank, your troubles and...

Convert to one-piece crank, your troubles and worries will be over;
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/huffy_cranks_f9eeef5fe838c21ca4cb08ee4c770f15d5d36b47.jpg
08-02-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By beng1

Don't upgrade anything, just get it in sound...

Don't upgrade anything, just get it in sound mechanical condition and ride it. If it is a good brand-name bike it will always be a better bike than you are a rider, so work on upgrading yourself, not...
08-02-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,651
Posted By beng1

Every so many years they have to change the...

Every so many years they have to change the tire-sizes or some other feature so they can tell everyone that their current bike is outdated and they have to buy a new one to remain "competitive" and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,809
Posted By beng1

Getting the Huffy ready for the "Sunrise Ride"...

Getting the Huffy ready for the "Sunrise Ride" this morning at 5:30AM. Since it was only 12 hours since I had to ride my last stage, I figured I needed extra starch to be in winning form, so tried to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-22, 05:27 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,446
Posted By beng1

I did think of something else, it is an old...

I did think of something else, it is an old saying that goes; "You get in shape to run, you don't run to get in shape". One of the most common things people I know that are close to my age give or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-22, 05:11 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,586
Posted By beng1

So nobody is "impressive" unless they can average...

So nobody is "impressive" unless they can average 20mph for some distance you decide on? How does that have any meaning to anyone but you? It doesn't.
I do not criticize people, I care about...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,586
Posted By beng1

Right, the person who started the thread, and I...

Right, the person who started the thread, and I are both riding a road bike around 19-20mph average, that is slow, so I guess my logic is fine. No bike is going to get us up to the crazy speeds you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,446
Posted By beng1

Fancy bike pedals are a waste of money unless you...

Fancy bike pedals are a waste of money unless you are doing very steep hills as in mountain-biking or 100-yard dashes. I am linking to a video reviewing the science research on this, showing that...
07-24-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 727
Posted By beng1

You need this thread badly;...

You need this thread badly; https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1251791-seat-forward-old-road-bikes-thread.html
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,446
Posted By beng1

Jen, your number-one roadblock to going faster on...

Jen, your number-one roadblock to going faster on that bike is your riding position hands-down. The science says that the biggest factors in going fast on a bike are the power you can generate, and...
07-23-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By beng1

The Time-trial was now two weeks ago today. It...

The Time-trial was now two weeks ago today. It was the out-and-back course with a slow turnaround at the halfway point and constant grades and hills the entire 12-mile distance but nothing that...
07-20-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,939
Posted By beng1

It was a typo, I have only been riding a bit over...

It was a typo, I have only been riding a bit over 100 miles per week, riding two days in a row hard and fast, taking a day off, then two more days hard and fast, a day off etc.. Before a race I will...
07-15-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By beng1

Win-win. I gave the bike to a guy who rides a...

Win-win. I gave the bike to a guy who rides a route I frequently ride, a 12.x mile-loop. He was working on riding the loop faster and faster over time. When i first met him he was trying to ride it...
07-13-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By beng1

Dumpster-find Varsity back on road....

This is the Varsity I found behind a local restaurant a few weeks ago along with a MTB and a Bianch road-bike. Over the last 24 hours I swapped another set of wheels onto it, but kept the axles...
07-12-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By beng1

And of course there is the US Post Office's low...

And of course there is the US Post Office's low rate for mailing books...... If you want it next PM me your shipping info and I will get it in the post.
07-12-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By beng1

Book Review; The Phantom Cyclist

Found this book in a trash dumpster last week and gave it a read the other night. Although it was fun to find a book with a cycling theme and story, the writing and plots would be better for those...
07-09-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 7,536
Posted By beng1

Well, the time-trial went about exactly as I...

Well, the time-trial went about exactly as I thought it would. The Huffy did not break, and turned a 19.5mph average over the 12 miles. Not much to say, it was like any other race, if a few things...
07-07-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By beng1

Well my combined rider/bike weight is about 240...

Well my combined rider/bike weight is about 240 pounds, not because I am fat but I am tall, just a bit under 6'3". Never had fancy wheels so cross-winds never bothered me much. I like the idea of...
07-07-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By beng1

Can I come back? I like the universal healthcare...

Can I come back? I like the universal healthcare the U.K. and all other developed, civilized nations all have, we will never get it here.
07-07-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 877
Posted By beng1

If you spend your life chasing what is...

If you spend your life chasing what is fashionable and trendy you will always have problems.
07-07-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 7,043
Posted By beng1

My crash last November 27th where I tore my ACL,...

My crash last November 27th where I tore my ACL, set my training back a few months, it was just that easy! ;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7LxSJpLtBs
07-05-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,269
Posted By beng1

I call "e-bikes:" mopeds, because that is what...

I call "e-bikes:" mopeds, because that is what they actually are, they have no more relation to a real bicycle than the pedal-start board-track racing motorcycles of the WWI era.

They are no...
07-05-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,991
Posted By beng1

The thread is for showing the things you find...

The thread is for showing the things you find while on bicycle rides. Do you understand that ??? You can participate in that subject, or the thread can simply end for you by not clicking on it...
07-01-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,991
Posted By beng1

Found a bottle of vodka in a dumpster on a ride, you?

It has been a fruitful week. I always check out dumpsters, trash piles etc. when I ride by them because I am tall, and my bike is tall, so often I can roll right up beside even the tall style...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,032
Posted By beng1

Go out very early in the morning before it gets...

Go out very early in the morning before it gets hot.
07-01-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,144
Posted By beng1

I rode across town with a weed-eater on my back...

I rode across town with a weed-eater on my back the other day by taking a length of it's string and tying it to each end of it to make a sling that I could put over my shoulder like a messenger bag.
06-29-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,107
Posted By beng1

I just commented on the subject of current...

I just commented on the subject of current bicycle technology somewhere else, and thought of some points that are relevant here too.
25 years ago when I could run a standard lugged-steel bike up...
06-27-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 971
Posted By beng1

You gotta ride. I rode a long way today in bad...

You gotta ride. I rode a long way today in bad wind, and it was of course a head-wind on the way home after I was tired and out of water. It was great practice to get horizontal and I found I could...
06-27-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 7,043
Posted By beng1

I think early in the thread, the gentleman who...

I think early in the thread, the gentleman who had years of Judo practice, building an instinct and reflex on doing it with no injury, is about the best training so far.
As far as losing the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By beng1

[QUOTE=10 Wheels;22554996]2,000 Mile...

[QUOTE=10 Wheels;22554996]2,000 Mile Month/[QUOTE]
Another member of the Fraternal Order of the Yellow Road bike. !
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By beng1

The Old Man and the Felt

Sometimes it is nice to have extra motivation on my regular bicycle rides to keep a higher speed than I may otherwise maintain. A good remedy to break routine and boredom is to run into other riders...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 02:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By beng1

The amazing broken rear axle odyssey

It was in the high 80s temperature-wise and about the 30th mile of a brisk ride to see how a different rear freewheel was going to work for me. The ride had included some variety including fast...
06-22-22, 04:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By beng1

Update. I parked the mountainbike outside against...

Update. I parked the mountainbike outside against a public park fence by my house and after a few days it vanished. I saw a number of kids looking at it before it disappeared, so hopefully is being...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 810
Posted By beng1

Try cutting all sugar out of your diet except...

Try cutting all sugar out of your diet except what is natural and see if your arthritis goes away. No soda, beer, cake, pie, candy-bars, energy bars, no anything with sugar, corn-syrup etc. as one of...
06-16-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,237
Posted By beng1

Yesterday I talked to a 70 year-old rider who...

Yesterday I talked to a 70 year-old rider who just finished a sixty-mile ride in hot humid weather and he felt fine, but everyone's different. You know what makes you feel crummy, and I laid out...
06-15-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,347
Posted By beng1

I like flat pedals because I can move my feet...

I like flat pedals because I can move my feet around all the time, forward, backwards, toe in or out etc.. I have had plenty of knee problems my entire life being big&tall, but I found if I had the...
06-14-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 7,536
Posted By beng1

That you believe there is an "ideal crank length"...

That you believe there is an "ideal crank length" shows what you have to say is not based on scientific research and data but on old wives tales. For decades researchers have shown that crank length...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 671
Posted By beng1

My old man was a dealer/racer of British...

My old man was a dealer/racer of British motorcycles in the 50s/early 60s so I grew up working on two-wheelers and anything else mechanical. I was lacing up motorcycle wheels forty or so years ago...
06-09-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 7,043
Posted By beng1

Wow, a lot of great advice in this thread. I...

Wow, a lot of great advice in this thread. I think topping the list of good practices is first don't ride over your head, second take Judo, and third ride a mountain-bike as much as you ride on the...
06-09-22, 05:18 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 7,043
Posted By beng1

Crashing techniques and styles

Crashing on bicycles is an inevitable part of riding them, so it makes sense to study and even practice what to do at that point of no return, when you know you and the bike are going to hit the...
06-07-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,028
Posted By beng1

If you look up the tensile and shear strength of...

If you look up the tensile and shear strength of steel vs. aluminum you would be more sure that steel is a better choice, especially when you add the fact that steel can bend like a spring an almost...
06-06-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,866
Posted By beng1

A lot of top racers us the Silca info so it will...

A lot of top racers us the Silca info so it will be as good as any info anyone puts up here or on any public forum. The only extra thing you could do is check with the manufacturers of your tires to...
06-06-22, 04:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 809
Posted By beng1

I like your decision to try and repair and use...

I like your decision to try and repair and use what you have. Over the last year I have mostly ridden on a 1973-vintage bike with a Shimano Eagle and it has worked perfectly after I made sure it was...
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