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04-25-13, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By bagster

I'd keep the bike I have and get into better...

I'd keep the bike I have and get into better shape. If you're afraid of a little effort, then you're in the wrong forum.
04-24-13, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By bagster

I found a piece of the small bubble, bubble wrap...

I found a piece of the small bubble, bubble wrap and attached some pieces of that with white adhesive tape.
It worked like a charm; even more comfortable that the original pads. Thanks for the...
04-23-13, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 645
Posted By bagster

Slime tire liners consistently got bad reviews,...

Slime tire liners consistently got bad reviews, but they've introduced a new and improved version. Anyone familiar with these?
04-23-13, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By bagster

Mine's a Giro and I will definitely give this a...

Mine's a Giro and I will definitely give this a try. In the meantime, I'm wondering if band aids or something like that might work.
04-23-13, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By bagster

Makeshift helmet pads

Anyone know what I can use as a substitute for helmet pads? I will eventually order some online, but am waiting until I need something else as to justify the shipping costs. The nearest bike shop...
02-07-13, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 565
Posted By bagster

Problem found. Mr. Tuffy liner had gotten...

Problem found. Mr. Tuffy liner had gotten brittle with age and developed cracks that rubbed against my tube and caused the problem.
02-05-13, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 565
Posted By bagster

Nope, not pinched with tire lever. These are a...

Nope, not pinched with tire lever. These are a series of tears all along the very top of the tube. The tears are about a 1/2" long and occur about ever 4 or 5 inches for about 1/3 the length of...
02-05-13, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 565
Posted By bagster

Defective tube

Anyone ever buy a defective tube? A few months ago, I bought a 26", Chinese-made, Wallmart special. I had a flat today, and when I removed the tube, I could see little tears all along the top. ...
10-03-12, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By bagster

I can just slide a playing card between my rim...

I can just slide a playing card between my rim and pads. I had the same type brake put on my regular mt. bike--1995 Cannondale F60--and they will put you over the handlebars if you're not careful. ...
10-03-12, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By bagster

Beater bike brake issues

My beater is a 1980's model GT mountain bike. I replaced the original brakes with some Nashbar "J" brakes, or side-pull brakes as they are sometimes called. They work perfectly on the work stand,...
09-17-12, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,943
Posted By bagster

Emergency chain lube

I've always used White Lightning, but when I went to lube my chain today, I discovered I was out. I searched the house and came up with WD40, silicon spray, and white lithium spray grease. I went...
09-14-12, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By bagster

Judging by the replies, bike tubes are like...

Judging by the replies, bike tubes are like condoms. The technology hasn't improved, and it's better to buy in quantity.
09-13-12, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By bagster

Tubes

I need to replace the tubes on my mt. bike. Is there a better option than the $4.95, Wall Mart, made-in-China inner tube?
04-13-11, 04:03 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,988
Posted By bagster

Have a buddy follow you in a pickup truck and run...

Have a buddy follow you in a pickup truck and run over the offending cur. Perfectly legal as long as the dog is in the roadway.
02-14-11, 05:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,433
Posted By bagster

yoga will also help.

yoga will also help.
02-02-11, 05:04 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 11,775
Posted By bagster

Dragging the mattress out in the yard to sleep on...

Dragging the mattress out in the yard to sleep on during a hot summer's night. Getting half-soles put on your shoes. And my favorite: the anti-tamper alarms on the quarter machines in service...
Forum: Foo
10-29-10, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By bagster

Offbeat question

Anyone know why counters in a pharmacy are designed so the pharmacist looks down upon you as you place your order? This is probably not the right forum for the question, but I'm curious after making...
07-25-10, 02:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,384
Posted By bagster

My biggest fear has always been sucking a bee or...

My biggest fear has always been sucking a bee or wasp down my throat.
07-08-10, 04:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,511
Posted By bagster

I've started using one of these. Just remember...

I've started using one of these. Just remember to remove it from your face when entering stores.

http://www.buffwear.com/catalog/
Forum: Touring
06-08-10, 07:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,464
Posted By bagster

Do any vitamins, creams, lotions or whatever help...

Do any vitamins, creams, lotions or whatever help in promoting skin health
and thereby reduce the chances of developing cancer? I'm not referring to sunscreen, but to the various concoctions you...
03-06-10, 06:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,010
Posted By bagster

There's a rock crusher on one of my riding...

There's a rock crusher on one of my riding routes, so I know where you're coming from. I always use a Take-A-Look mirror, so I can see the big rigs coming from way back. If at all possible, I whip...
09-13-09, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By bagster

Wonder how this would work?

Anyone ever try one of these shirts? I'm tempted to whip out the credit card.

http://www.breathelikeafish.com/index.html
07-19-09, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By bagster

re: sticky brakes

Thanks for your response, Bikeman. Mine is a pads-to-rim problem. It started our as a minor rub, and progressed to the point this morning that I had to apply force to turn the rear wheel by hand.
07-19-09, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By bagster

Thanks for your interest, Bikeman. The sticking...

Thanks for your interest, Bikeman. The sticking is pads to rim.
07-19-09, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By bagster

Sticky brakes

The Tektro rear brakes on my '07 Coda Sport are bad about sticking. What's the best way to fix this?
04-20-09, 04:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,098
Posted By bagster

Sun Protection

Anyone ever run across a sun mask for cyclists? I'm thinking of something like they wore in the old Western movies where the bad guys would cover the lower part of their faces with bandanas before...
Forum: Commuting
03-28-09, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By bagster

Quicky flat fix?

Anyone ever carry a can of pressured automotive tire sealer? Looks like that would be a
quick way to air up a tire and fix a small puncture. The only drawback I see is it could only be
used on...
03-27-09, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By bagster

Flat solution or big bang?

I once saw a rider with a can of pressurized automotive tire sealant secured into one of his water bottle holders. I got to thinking this might be the mother-of-all quicky flat fixes. Then I got to...
03-15-09, 05:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,235
Posted By bagster

Try wearing a sweatband and see if that helps. ...

Try wearing a sweatband and see if that helps. Also, do not apply sunscreen to your forehead if you wear a helmet. Some brands will run when you sweat and really get your eyes to stinging.
When...
03-15-09, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By bagster

New helmet question

I'm due for a new lid and am wondering if anyone has had any experience with the Lazer 2X3M helmets?
I like the idea of the bug net in the vents, and am intrigued by their dial fit system. However,...
10-14-08, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,923
Posted By bagster

shimano deore V-brake adjustment

The LBS upgraded my 1995 Cannondale MT. bike with a set of shimano deore V-brakes.
They worked fine.
I recently changed tires and had to let out some slack on the rear cable
to get the rear wheel...
06-27-08, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By bagster

I had the same problem with the same chain from...

I had the same problem with the same chain from Nashbar. I never could get it to work, on or off the bike.
06-06-08, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By bagster

seat post problems

The seatpost on my '07 Coda Sport gradually disappears in to the seat tube no matter
how much I tighten the clamp. This clamp is the type that uses an O-ring. Would "post creep" be common for a...
05-31-08, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By bagster

re:tire noise

I have a pair of Vittoria Zaffiro tires on my Jamis that whine out the tune "Come On Little Dogie."
The problem seems to be worse when the road surface is damp. I had so many dogs chasing me last...
Forum: Foo
03-08-08, 06:41 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 7,037
Posted By bagster

Lost Lake. That stuff's so bad the empty cans...

Lost Lake. That stuff's so bad the empty cans barfs for three days.
03-08-08, 06:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,472
Posted By bagster

Been fighting the problem for over 20 years....

Been fighting the problem for over 20 years. After spending a week on the floor one time and literally having to literally crawl to the toliet stool, I've been fairly successful at keeping back...
03-07-08, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By bagster

T-shirts

Anyone know of a place where you can order anti-car T-shirts? I'm looking for something like "gas prices suck-ride a bike" or some such.
...better yet, I'm making this a two-part question. Can...
02-29-08, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By bagster

Freewheel Wobble

The LBS just shippped a new rear wheel and Shimano Mf Hg37 7-speed freewheel for my '87 Gt mt. bike.
I noticed the freewheel wiggles back and forth visibly while spinning the wheel.
Is this normal?...
02-15-08, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By bagster

rear wheel woes

My new rear mt. bike wheel complete with seven-speed freewheel
will not stay seated in my bike. Everytime I get it centered and
locked down with the quick-release lever, it pulls out once I start...
10-15-07, 01:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 361
Posted By bagster

Stability ball leak

Does anyone know of a way to repair a small leak in a stability ball?
10-01-07, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By bagster

crankset question

I plan on letting the LBS replace the crankset on my Cannondale mt. bike. The two outer rings are Coda alloy; the inner is Segino steel. Since the shop is not a Cannondale dealer, I don't know what...
09-14-07, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By bagster

chainring skip

Would it be possible to reshape chainring teeth with a file to prevent skipping.
Obviously, the best thing would be to just replace the chainring, but I wonder if anyone
has ever tried this?
09-11-07, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By bagster

RE: glue

Looks like I failed to include the post important part. I'm asking about glue used to apply patches to bicycle tubes.
09-11-07, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By bagster

Longest-lived glue

Which brand of glue has the longest shelf life? Every brand I've used lasts a year or less before it looses it's sticking ability or gets downright hard in the container. It also seems like once...
08-28-07, 04:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,547
Posted By bagster

Put the steel cut oatmeal into a bowl the night...

Put the steel cut oatmeal into a bowl the night before and cover with a half inch or so of water. The next morning microwave for around three minutes. You can then stir in maple syrup, milk,...
08-12-07, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By bagster

re: coda sport

Merman, I bought a new Coda Sport this year and for the first few rides the saddle was a royal pain in the you know where. The more I miles I log on the bike, though, the less I notice it. I don't...
08-01-07, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By bagster

Component question

I have a 1995 F600 Cannondale Mt. bike. It is a 7-speed with grip shift. Does it have a cassette or freewheel?
Forum: Touring
07-22-07, 10:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,303
Posted By bagster

Just curious

Hypothetical question: You buy an el-chepo, Walmart bike, mount a rack , stuff panniers with camping equipment-- say 30 pounds worth -- then take off on a coast-to-coast USA tour. What would be the...
07-16-07, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By bagster

V-Brake Question

I have a 1980's-era GT mountain bike. Will either of the below brakes work on the front of that bike, and if so, what all do you have to do to make the switch? The GT has canti brakes and I cannot...
07-15-07, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 568
Posted By bagster

mid-price sunglasses

Can anyone recommend a good pair of sunglasses in the under $50 range? I'm looking at the Coyotes and Optic Nerves from Nashbar. Anyone have experience with these products? I've used Uvex for...
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