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10-06-19, 12:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,832
Posted By Loose Chain

Fluid Film is what I use for my bicycles,...

Fluid Film is what I use for my bicycles, motorcycles, automobiles.
10-05-19, 11:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,048
Posted By Loose Chain

Darn sure not a recumbent whatever I choose. It...

Darn sure not a recumbent whatever I choose. It would be my Cross Check.
10-01-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,015
Posted By Loose Chain

And I do and at 66yo my heart if fully content...

And I do and at 66yo my heart if fully content with that choice.
10-01-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,015
Posted By Loose Chain

I have used and ridden 19s. So to me a 23 is...

I have used and ridden 19s. So to me a 23 is rather plush. I prefer 23mm tires and since I am not a big guy, 5-10, 160 (maybe) I can drop a little pressure, about 100 psi and do fine. I do have one...
09-27-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,536
Posted By Loose Chain

I would not use a brochure as a guide to saddle...

I would not use a brochure as a guide to saddle height or handlebar rigging.
09-26-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,536
Posted By Loose Chain

Well, I tend to agree, with Sumgy that bike is a...

Well, I tend to agree, with Sumgy that bike is a little large if that is really a properly set saddle based on your cycling inseam and proper leg extension. I was riding bicycles also 30 years ago...
09-26-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,543
Posted By Loose Chain

Moped = motor and pedals. Let's see, it has an...

Moped = motor and pedals. Let's see, it has an electric MOTOR and it has pedals so it is a, you guessed it, moped. An electric scooter is worse in that it has no pedals to make any pretending of not...
09-25-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,898
Posted By Loose Chain

Indeed you are correct.

Indeed you are correct.
09-18-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,635
Posted By Loose Chain

Since you are too lazy to read what was said then...

Since you are too lazy to read what was said then what you say about what you were too lazy to have read is nothing more than that, nothing more than another opinion.

The Lemond Formula does take...
09-18-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,635
Posted By Loose Chain

What I meant by the crown of the saddle is the...

What I meant by the crown of the saddle is the top of the saddle. You do not need to get all excessively scientific. Just run a little tape measure up from the bottom bracket center along the seat...
09-17-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,635
Posted By Loose Chain

If you truly have a 37 inches (94 cm) cycling...

If you truly have a 37 inches (94 cm) cycling inseam then set your settle using the Lemond Method to 32.7 inches (83 cm) for starters. This works for 75% of the population +/- .5 cm and 90% of the...
09-16-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,527
Posted By Loose Chain

Basically, no.

Basically, no.
09-16-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,032
Posted By Loose Chain

I have owned motorcycles since a kid, dirt bikes...

I have owned motorcycles since a kid, dirt bikes and then street bikes. The biggest concern I have are cagers turning left across me and getting rear ended (especially if stopping or slowing to clear...
09-15-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 933
Posted By Loose Chain

Kudak gives a good warning but the stuff is not...

Kudak gives a good warning but the stuff is not Plutonium. You need either a forced air respirator, or one rated for isocynate products or my method. I am a breath hold skindiver. I am able to dive...
09-14-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 933
Posted By Loose Chain

Ultramax 2000K two-part clear over rattle can...

Ultramax 2000K two-part clear over rattle can Krylon or such is as durable as any other two-part finish. The 2000K has a can inside of a can, when ready to use you push a plunger on the bottom of the...
09-13-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,859
Posted By Loose Chain

Open carry a 1911 and two mags and people will...

Open carry a 1911 and two mags and people will give you a wide birth and the rednecks will honk in delight. Put a do not tread on me snake on your jersey and your are golden with the PU truck crowd....
09-13-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,390
Posted By Loose Chain

Some of my bicycles and some of my stereo...

Some of my bicycles and some of my stereo equipment which includes an old Pioneer SX reciver. The Bose speakers were completely re-engineered with new speakers, moved the tube to the rear, built new...
09-13-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,782
Posted By Loose Chain

Yes, but the truth of the matter is there was...

Yes, but the truth of the matter is there was always sickos and that crime is down overall from when I was growing up. The 24 hour new cycle, sensationalized news and to some degree, not being...
09-13-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,782
Posted By Loose Chain

Parents are afraid of abductions and other...

Parents are afraid of abductions and other crimes, real or not. There have been studies on perceptions of crime vs actual statics of crimes. Perception is everything. I walked and then when further...
09-12-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,032
Posted By Loose Chain

That you think the lights annoying is the...

That you think the lights annoying is the mountain evidence you asked for. If you are annoyed with my lights, then you see me.

And the US is not Germany, in Germany and most of Europe a...
09-10-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,651
Posted By Loose Chain

You know, it really is not needed to wear kit for...

You know, it really is not needed to wear kit for casual cycling or even commuting/transportation. I was in Europe for sometime a few years ago and I saw many, many people using bicycles as basic...
09-10-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,032
Posted By Loose Chain

My Toyota has DT running lights always on. My...

My Toyota has DT running lights always on. My motorcycles have lights always on and flasher kits. I know these lights will increase visibility and the further away the motorist (cager) becomes aware...
09-10-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,155
Posted By Loose Chain

As much as that is a dufus move, if Presta stems...

As much as that is a dufus move, if Presta stems get any longer I may begin to consider it as the lesser of evils.
09-09-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,879
Posted By Loose Chain

There is no freaking way I would purchase a used...

There is no freaking way I would purchase a used CF frame unless I knew who owned it and was intimately familiar with it. I can inspect an aluminum or steel frame and make sound judgements about the...
09-08-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,879
Posted By Loose Chain

Unfortunately there is no such thing. Soon we...

Unfortunately there is no such thing. Soon we will have 50 speeds with razor thin Spectra chains that use molecular fusion to shift and invisible aluminum bicycles that weigh less than air and are...
09-08-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,788
Posted By Loose Chain

Either cover the floor or have the shoes removed,...

Either cover the floor or have the shoes removed, otherwise the floors may be damaged.
09-02-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,640
Posted By Loose Chain

OP, rather than the LHT, maybe the Cross Check...

OP, rather than the LHT, maybe the Cross Check (Straggler, same bike in a disc). The CC is not super light either but the weight weenies can moan all they like, it is a great, do everything bicycle...
09-01-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,007
Posted By Loose Chain

A skidding tire has lost traction, a rolling tire...

A skidding tire has lost traction, a rolling tire apply deceleration to the maximum threshold will stop quicker than a skidding tire.
09-01-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,898
Posted By Loose Chain

Again, I really do not disagree with you but I...

Again, I really do not disagree with you but I have dismounted flat footed, not on purpose and more than once. But the good thing that makes standover really not important, agree with you, is that...
09-01-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,898
Posted By Loose Chain

No, for most cycling pursuits and bicycles a...

No, for most cycling pursuits and bicycles a saddle that is wide enough to capture the sit bones and narrow enough to stay out of the way of the pedaling is correct. The racier bicycles need a narrow...
09-01-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,794
Posted By Loose Chain

Lots of road bikes had and still have a 26.0 MM...

Lots of road bikes had and still have a 26.0 MM clamp and it is not the same as 25.4, though as mentioned, shims can be used.
09-01-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,333
Posted By Loose Chain

Dear OP, your bicycle is designed for a drop bar....

Dear OP, your bicycle is designed for a drop bar. Jacking the bar up above the saddle is moving the bar back and you do realize that the intended neutral riding position for a drop bar bike (modern)...
08-30-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,113
Posted By Loose Chain

If a dog gets near me, I stop the bike and place...

If a dog gets near me, I stop the bike and place it between me and the dog assailant. If there is an owner I let them know in no uncertain terms I am not interested in making friends with their...
08-30-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,640
Posted By Loose Chain

And some people love bar end shifters and do not...

And some people love bar end shifters and do not like the integral brake shifter things. I do not understand why you cringe, if you do not like them then install what you want.
08-28-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,351
Posted By Loose Chain

A chipped up and possibly delaminated CF frame is...

A chipped up and possibly delaminated CF frame is dangerous potentially and worse than a dented steel frame in value reduction. Not to mention the difficulty of knowing the true extent of the damage.
08-27-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By Loose Chain

Stop running into curbs. The wheels on a new faux...

Stop running into curbs. The wheels on a new faux Schwinn are barely up to the task of handling smooth ground much less running into and off curbs.
08-25-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,361
Posted By Loose Chain

You should rebuild the bike. I am sick of Trek,...

You should rebuild the bike. I am sick of Trek, Specialized and Cannondale. People ask me why I spent so much on my old bikes or why am I riding what I am riding of instead of Bike X. Well, because I...
06-06-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,937
Posted By Loose Chain

Thank you. It was sold as a 57cm I think or a...

Thank you. It was sold as a 57cm I think or a 56cm. It measures a hair under 57cm C/C on the top tube so I would call it a 57 suppose. It has been a good friend.
06-05-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,937
Posted By Loose Chain

I love the Thruxton too. I might would settle for...

I love the Thruxton too. I might would settle for the new Speed Twin however. For cyclists, the Thruxton fit is very natural and comfortable.
06-01-19, 12:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,937
Posted By Loose Chain

I am 65 and have a fleet of both, a taste of my...

I am 65 and have a fleet of both, a taste of my bicycles:

https://i.postimg.cc/SsRq8JX9/IMG-1002.jpg (https://postimages.org/)

https://i.postimg.cc/3rLD3mSp/IMG-5267.jpg...
05-29-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,252
Posted By Loose Chain

Prevention is the best cure, clean and wax your...

Prevention is the best cure, clean and wax your bicycle regularly.

You will have to remove the paint, remove the rust, use a rust killer to get any hidden deep in the metal pores and then...
05-23-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,039
Posted By Loose Chain

Cannot recall any issues than yelling and arm...

Cannot recall any issues than yelling and arm waving while on a bicycle. Well, was attacked by pit bulls and nearly killed---.

I am very non-confrontational and would probably avoid higher risk...
05-23-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,950
Posted By Loose Chain

I can still push my heart rate way up, 200 range...

I can still push my heart rate way up, 200 range easy enough. But I train for triathlon year around, swim 3-5 miles, cycle (indoor or out) 75 miles and run/elliptical 18 miles and two full weight...
05-23-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,360
Posted By Loose Chain

Bicycle shorts should fit snugly, thus the use of...

Bicycle shorts should fit snugly, thus the use of form fitting fabrics so predominantly like Lycra. Essentially the cycling equivalent of a swimmer's Speedo (a brand). If the shorts do not fit...
05-20-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 35,807
Posted By Loose Chain

No, that is the black mold growing on LPs stored...

No, that is the black mold growing on LPs stored in wet basements!
05-19-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,629
Posted By Loose Chain

My GT (road bike) polished 6061 with CF fork down...

My GT (road bike) polished 6061 with CF fork down for maintenance (new bearings in the Nuke Proof hubs and redish of rear wheel) and upgrades (that being a new headset and CF fork):
...
05-18-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,174
Posted By Loose Chain

OP, you are doing this, whatever you call it,...

OP, you are doing this, whatever you call it, because your saddle is too low.
05-18-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,360
Posted By Loose Chain

Do not get hung up on the alleged manufacturer...

Do not get hung up on the alleged manufacturer stated frame size. Measure the effective top tube length, that is the frame size c/c. Most people, of fairly average proportions can accommodate a range...
05-10-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 21,633
Posted By Loose Chain

OP, I would not worry about it. Even the C&V...

OP, I would not worry about it. Even the C&V people look down on my selections. Guerciotti SLX (20.5) are junk, old Pinarellos (20.0 with titanium cog) are noodley, GTs (18.0) are cheap aluminum,...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-16, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1,337
Views: 168,494
Posted By Loose Chain

Mostly dead animals.

Mostly dead animals.
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