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01-30-17, 12:15 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,839
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

Having a bell on a bike is a SC state law that...

Having a bell on a bike is a SC state law that covers the entire state of SC not just Cayce, SC. The law states that ALL Bicycles, except those that are intended for toddlers, must have a bell. ...
12-10-16, 06:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,798
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

I have bought four pairs of gloves this fall and...

I have bought four pairs of gloves this fall and I have been disappointed with all of them when riding with temperatures in the 30's. Two pairs were Thinsulate gloves and I could not tell that they...
11-26-16, 10:15 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 11,367
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

That makes a least two of us, because that is...

That makes a least two of us, because that is exactly the way I feel about it. A Real Bike can't be beat.
11-19-16, 08:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,262
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

Maybe the Goodyear bicycle tires and tubes are...

Maybe the Goodyear bicycle tires and tubes are made in China. However, I know for a fact that for years, they have been made in Gadsden, Alabama. Right here in the USA.
11-19-16, 07:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,262
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

I know someone who works at the Goodyear plant in...

I know someone who works at the Goodyear plant in Gadsden Alabama. He told me that they have made Goodyear bike tubes and tires in their plant for years. Right here in the good old USA.
11-17-16, 08:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,100
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

What you said is one of the four reasons I use a...

What you said is one of the four reasons I use a GPS. I want to push myself and the GPS helps me do that.


I use a Garmin GPS that was made to use in a car. I also have a GPS that is for...
11-14-16, 06:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,100
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

I found it! My Bike GPS has been missing for...

I found it!

My Bike GPS has been missing for months. Right now my checkbook has been missing for several days. While searching for my checkbook today I found my Garmin GPS in the most unlikely...
11-13-16, 04:45 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,100
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

I use a GPS for every bike ride. When I am done...

I use a GPS for every bike ride. When I am done for the day I record the stats that are important to me in a Excel spread sheet. I had a Garmin bike GPS but I have lost it somewhere. After looking...
11-07-16, 08:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,986
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

Back in May of this year, I was out riding with...

Back in May of this year, I was out riding with my granddaughter and grandson. I was watching them and not paying close attention to what was ahead of me. I hit a sand bag that someone had dropped...
11-02-16, 07:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,908
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

This thread on Schwinn Meridian has got me to...

This thread on Schwinn Meridian has got me to thinking that maybe I will try to find one that my wife can test ride to see if she can ride one. Unlike my sister-in-law, my wife would not care what...
10-31-16, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

How to upload Pic to thread?

I have been off of this forum for so long I have forgotten out to put a picture in a thread. I know I use to do it somehow using flickr.com. Can someone tell me how to add a pic. Is there a...
10-30-16, 09:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,908
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

I try to ride for a minimum of 1 hour per day for...

I try to ride for a minimum of 1 hour per day for 6 days. Then I take a rest day. I am fortunate in that I have some good streets without much traffic to ride on. I have actually seen Schwinn...
10-29-16, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,883
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

I know the 26 x 2.35 tire will clear the...

I know the 26 x 2.35 tire will clear the frame/fork because that is what came on the bike when it was new. What I am trying to do is change the wheel from a 7 speed freewheel to a 9 speed cassette,...
10-29-16, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,883
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

Wider tire on a 26 x 1.75 rim?

I am looking at a wheel from Amazon that is a 26 x 1.75 rim. Can I mount a 26 x 2.35 tire on that rim?


If not, what is the biggest tire I can put on that rim?
10-29-16, 07:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,849
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

I see it like this: Used bicycle + pain and...

I see it like this: Used bicycle + pain and suffering = new bicycle.
10-29-16, 06:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,908
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

Has the Meridian ever tried to tip over on you? ...

Has the Meridian ever tried to tip over on you? Years ago (about 24) before I retired, I worked at a US Naval base. They would not allow you to drive your car on this base you had to park in lots...
10-27-16, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

I think this is a Shimano Hub but I can find no...

I think this is a Shimano Hub but I can find no markings on it that says it is Shimano. The Bike is a Trek (Verve model). The Cassette and all of the other components on the bike are Shimano. So I...
10-27-16, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

Help removing a freehub

I want to remove my freehub. I have removed the cassette, the axle and the bearings. Next I need to loosen and remove the freehub holdingbolt. I have never done this before. I understand that most...
09-30-12, 01:04 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,328
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

One more thing, some people and myself on this...

One more thing, some people and myself on this thread keep using the word scam. This Jason guy does have a product. So what he is doing is legal. There is no law against selling something that is...
09-30-12, 12:38 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,328
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

If you assume that he is telling the truth (big...

If you assume that he is telling the truth (big assumption) this Jason guy has already gotten 34 backers and $1,910.00. So two things we can conclude, one there are at least 34 suckers out there...
09-29-12, 10:30 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,328
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

Point 1 - Are you saying there really is no free...

Point 1 - Are you saying there really is no free lunch?

Point 2 – Some people will buy them anyway. People bought pet rocks and copper bracelets that were suppose to cure everything.

Point 3...
09-29-12, 09:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,705
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

Welcome my friend. No one is going to check your...

Welcome my friend. No one is going to check your ID to see if you are 50 yet. One of the things I like about the 50+ forum is that the Moderators seem to allow a lot of lee way when you start...
09-28-12, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,635
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

Do you live near the ocean? Even if you don’t...

Do you live near the ocean? Even if you don’t get you bike wet just living near salt water can cause you rust problems. You may have to lube your chain and gears daily.
09-28-12, 08:56 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,328
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

275407 No snakes are use in the...

275407


No snakes are use in the manufacturing of Snake Oil. The US government tested Snake Oil to see what was in it. It was found to contain:
1. mineral oil
2. beef fat
3. red pepper...
09-27-12, 10:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 983
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

I agree and I am not really trying to criticize. ...

I agree and I am not really trying to criticize. I have posted a misspelled word more than once myself and I would not post at all if I didn’t have a spell checker (spell checker let words slip by...
09-27-12, 08:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 983
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

Ok, Petaling is the spelling used for a city in...

Ok, Petaling is the spelling used for a city in Malaysia and it is used in a Medical dictionary. However, the word is not in Webster’s unabridged dictionary. I cannot find it in any on line...
09-27-12, 04:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 983
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

Actually you did misspell it when you added the...

Actually you did misspell it when you added the “ing” to the ending of Petal. Petaling is not a word.

It is nice art. I like the ones made with real bicycles the best.
09-26-12, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

Bicycle repair and maintenance is very simple. I...

Bicycle repair and maintenance is very simple. I am amazed that people try to make out like it is complicated. Bicycle repair is nowhere near being on the same level as rebuilding radial aircraft...
09-25-12, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 992
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

What if the driver has a mortgage on his home and...

What if the driver has a mortgage on his home and just survives pay check to pay check. That description fits millions of people. The insurance company will pay the maximum of the insured’s...
09-24-12, 06:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,826
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

Heck, it’s easy to spend someone else’s money. ...

Heck, it’s easy to spend someone else’s money. :) Go for it, get the Raleigh.

Trust me, bikes are not going to get cheaper.
09-22-12, 09:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 610
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

I bought my son a MTB about 10 years ago hoping...

I bought my son a MTB about 10 years ago hoping he would go riding with me. He told me he didn’t want it (I should have asked before I bought it). Then I refused to ride it. It turned into a...
09-20-12, 08:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 959
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

The bottom line here is that a little girl...

The bottom line here is that a little girl somewhere is separated from her bike. If the OP does get the police to let him keep it, he should definitely paint it. It could be embarrassing if one of...
09-20-12, 07:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,360
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

That is why none of my 5 bikes (even the old...

That is why none of my 5 bikes (even the old ones) are for sale. They are worth more to me than what I can get for them.
09-20-12, 03:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,210
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

I am constantly having something coming in the...

I am constantly having something coming in the mail from Amazon. I am beginning to believe that if Amazon.com doesn’t have then you don’t need it.
09-20-12, 11:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 959
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

You did say in your third sentence that you...

You did say in your third sentence that you planned to call the police. However, the rest of your post was about what you intended to do with the bike not about getting it back to its owner. Did...
09-20-12, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,292
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9j4DqevlIRY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9j4DqevlIRY
09-20-12, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

I like the design of the bike but there is no way...

I like the design of the bike but there is no way I would send them $200.00. It looks to me like a Wal-Mart quality bike. You didn’t say what your budget was. If you are looking to stay at or...
09-20-12, 04:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 794
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

Ok I interpret dreams but not for free. Send me...

Ok I interpret dreams but not for free. Send me $19.95, a special introduction offer and I will tell you if you just eat too much before you went to bed or if your dream means something. If you...
09-20-12, 04:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,445
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

How much of the bet do I get if I tell you the...

How much of the bet do I get if I tell you the correct answer? :)
09-19-12, 08:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 880
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

Did you by chance get to see the 1923 Chevrolet...

Did you by chance get to see the 1923 Chevrolet that Henry Ford bought new in 1923? General Motors tried very hard to get that Chevrolet back from Ford. However, he stubbornly refused to sell it...
09-19-12, 01:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 821
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

Everyone’s local Craigslist is flooded with bikes...

Everyone’s local Craigslist is flooded with bikes that are “Vintage”. If you look up the word vintage in the dictionary you see that it really has no meaning when applied to bicycles. When I see...
09-19-12, 12:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

No, I would not. Why would you want to? Does...

No, I would not. Why would you want to? Does it have any advantage other than cost, over steel, aluminum or carbon?
09-18-12, 07:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,053
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

Do they make that in a folding model? My n+1 has...

Do they make that in a folding model? My n+1 has got to be a folding bike.
09-18-12, 02:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,053
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

A get away bike would be useless to me. I am not...

A get away bike would be useless to me. I am not going anywhere without my children and grandchildren and my bike won’t carry nine people. In my case nine different bikes would not work either. ...
09-17-12, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

After the sex I would expect it to cook breakfast...

After the sex I would expect it to cook breakfast for me too. :)
09-17-12, 06:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

All consumer products are going up, it has to...

All consumer products are going up, it has to because of the way the Fed has been pumping money into the system.

Everything is going up except wages.
09-14-12, 09:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,408
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

There must not be any stolen bikes on my local...

There must not be any stolen bikes on my local craigslist because I have not seen any “great deals” on there in a long time (I check every day). In fact there was a folding Schwinn on there last...
09-14-12, 06:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,408
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

I like the stocks penalty too. It would not...

I like the stocks penalty too. It would not burden our already overcrowded jails. It would be a big humiliation and very uncomfortable even for a few hours. I think I read somewhere that people...
09-14-12, 04:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,408
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

I am amazed that you are not embarrassed to make...

I am amazed that you are not embarrassed to make a statement like that on a forum where the whole world can read it.

So to you a bike thief deserves the same punishment as a murder. I don’t...
09-14-12, 02:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,408
Posted By GrandaddyBiker

I read an article in a magazine while waiting in...

I read an article in a magazine while waiting in a doctor’s office about capital punishment. It said that in China a person found guilty and sentenced to death did not even get to go back to his...
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