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Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 27,149
Views: 17,655,497
Posted By RayHenry

My old road steed... ...

My old road steed...

https://i.imgur.com/6KzGg7q.jpg
01-31-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 805
Posted By RayHenry

Another user mentioned POR-15. If that's a route...

Another user mentioned POR-15. If that's a route you're interested in pursuing, I suggest looking at KBS instead. POR-15 was "watered down" in order to sell cheaper in box stores. Randy, the chemist,...
01-28-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,739
Posted By RayHenry

Wind chill certainly does factor in. Even layered...

Wind chill certainly does factor in. Even layered up, the wind takes heat away. Yes, even more so than moving on the bike. I can certainly tell the difference between -15c with no wind, and -15c with...
01-27-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,248
Posted By RayHenry

I do not, nor do I have pictures. however, I have...

I do not, nor do I have pictures. however, I have sold a ton of that stuff exactly for that purpose, on bicycles, motorbikes, cars, gas pumps, anything where the owner wants to keep patina. Everyone...
01-27-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,248
Posted By RayHenry

I'd give it a coat of KBS DiamondFinish and leave...

I'd give it a coat of KBS DiamondFinish and leave it at that. :)
Forum: Touring
01-27-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,483
Posted By RayHenry

As a Canadian, this gave me a good chuckle. The...

As a Canadian, this gave me a good chuckle. The reality is that cell phone coverage is much closer to 30% than it is to 1%. And you really need to "get off the beaten path" to be out of range. Some...
01-26-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,314
Posted By RayHenry

My response was just a cut-and-paste off the...

My response was just a cut-and-paste off the 'Net. I know nothing about these things. I see he has relisted it, still at the same price. I'm somewhat interested myself because I the accessories on it...
Forum: Foo
01-25-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 614
Posted By RayHenry

I have no idea how the numbers compare. What I do...

I have no idea how the numbers compare. What I do know is that since COVID, homeless camps have exploded in numbers. It used to be when they started these camps, they were picked up and taken to a...
Forum: Foo
01-24-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 614
Posted By RayHenry

Homeless camps around here have skyrocketed since...

Homeless camps around here have skyrocketed since COVID. Most of them are liberally strewn with bicycle parts. Some even have dozens of bikes stockpiled. Even now, these camps are all over the place,...
Forum: Introductions
01-18-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By RayHenry

Yeah, I picked up a stationary recumbent last...

Yeah, I picked up a stationary recumbent last year. Just can't seem to find a way to make it as fun as a bike. I use it, but it's more a chore than enjoyment... :/
Forum: Foo
01-18-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,655
Posted By RayHenry

I'll take waterboarding over them any day.

I'll take waterboarding over them any day.
01-17-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,683
Posted By RayHenry

This right here: . When I was hit, this is...

This right here: .

When I was hit, this is exactly what the driver who hit me told the cops when he was tracked down. This is no surprise, I've learned over the years since. Far too many people...
01-15-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 873
Posted By RayHenry

Picked up a pair of these a while back, in case I...

Picked up a pair of these a while back, in case I find myself in a position where I couldn't get a tire on by hand. Haven't needed them yet, so not sure how well they work.
...
01-14-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,153
Posted By RayHenry

Ah, yes, sorry. Even worse, maybe. Grandma is...

Ah, yes, sorry. Even worse, maybe. Grandma is going to baby that thing for 500 hours. I can trash it in 5. Even harder to enforce.
01-14-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,153
Posted By RayHenry

So 500 miles at 10mph by a 90 lb, 70 year old...

So 500 miles at 10mph by a 90 lb, 70 year old granny on a bike path puts the same stress on a bike as 500 miles at 25 mph on trails by a 200 lb, 20 year old? Interesting. And how is mileage going to...
01-14-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,153
Posted By RayHenry

How could you reasonably expect anyone to out...

How could you reasonably expect anyone to out their name behind something without knowing exactly what they were supporting? Final draft aside, the most pertinent information is missing.
Replies: 14
Views: 1,070
Posted By RayHenry

Is it wrong to want this?

Is it wrong to want this?
01-14-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,153
Posted By RayHenry

Tough one here. 99.999% of box store buyers...

Tough one here. 99.999% of box store buyers aren't going to ride like I rode ~25 - 35 years ago. I don't think that anything I owned, no matter how much it cost me, didn't have something break within...
01-14-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,153
Posted By RayHenry

No kidding. In today's litigious society, it only...

No kidding. In today's litigious society, it only takes 2 actual cases to hit the courts for someone the launch a class action lawsuit. That aside, any injuries myself, my kids, grandkids, and anyone...
01-14-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,153
Posted By RayHenry

Evidently, we're not supposed to be discussing...

Evidently, we're not supposed to be discussing the jab/COVID here... :/
01-14-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,153
Posted By RayHenry

And once the bicycle issue is dealt with, are you...

And once the bicycle issue is dealt with, are you going to target TV's? Coffee machines? What? Our homes are filled with cheap crap that fails prematurely and isn't worth repairing. All I can see you...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,485
Posted By RayHenry

I have a handful of bikes to choose from. I...

I have a handful of bikes to choose from. I typically ride my commuter but randomly take something else as the mood dictates. The mountain bike is the slowest, road bike the fastest. But for me, it's...
01-14-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,153
Posted By RayHenry

This is a very interesting topic, and one that...

This is a very interesting topic, and one that really has no end of arguments. I'll weigh in here as a father of 4, step-father of 2, and grandfather of 4. So I've seen my share of kids growing up on...
Forum: Introductions
01-12-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By RayHenry

Congrats. Nothing beats getting back on a bike...

Congrats. Nothing beats getting back on a bike after a long hiatus. I know, I've done it a couple of times now. :)
01-12-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,762
Posted By RayHenry

My '96(?) Skykomish. The paint was the reason I...

My '96(?) Skykomish. The paint was the reason I bought it, threw some money at it, and made it my winter ride. Oddly enough, it's also become my favorite ride...

https://i.imgur.com/lxQwdPW.jpg
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Forum: Introductions
01-12-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By RayHenry

Late intro...

Yeah, I know, intros are probably supposed to be first before other posts, but here it is...

55 yrs old From Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Did a whole lot of BMX'ing and then on to road riding back...
01-12-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 529
Posted By RayHenry

Right? Sold my 2-door HT 1957 Chev to do my 1962...

Right? Sold my 2-door HT 1957 Chev to do my 1962 Dodge Dart 4dr post. Because different. Now I'm not like everyone else out there. More time/money than it was worth? Maybe, if resale was the end...
01-12-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 529
Posted By RayHenry

Oh, you met my ex? :P Eh, the...

Oh, you met my ex? :P



Eh, the learning curve will be building the wheels. If all else fails and the project flops, I've learned how to build a wheel. And while I know what you are saying, the...
01-12-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 529
Posted By RayHenry

Without putting it on a scale, I'd say maybe...

Without putting it on a scale, I'd say maybe 16lbs? Noticeably lighter than my 19 lb skibobs, and it's rocking that antiquated chrome BMX handlebar....




Post fits tube fine.
01-12-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 529
Posted By RayHenry

It wouldn't be all that it was cracked up to...

It wouldn't be all that it was cracked up to be.... :P
01-12-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 529
Posted By RayHenry

A local guy has a set of 700c wheels with 11 spd...

A local guy has a set of 700c wheels with 11 spd cluster and the rear wheel fits. Which is what led me to think of going this route....
01-11-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 529
Posted By RayHenry

I should point out that all I intend to use from...

I should point out that all I intend to use from this thing is the frame and forks. Everything else will be sourced (except the handlebar and pedals which I have already). Just hoping for advice on...
01-11-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 529
Posted By RayHenry

Oh it's happening. I know what it is, and doing...

Oh it's happening. I know what it is, and doing it anyway. "Finger meet fan" with eyes wide open. Worst case, I wind up hunting a better frame down the road to swap everything onto. But for now, I'm...
01-11-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,680
Posted By RayHenry

It's called glazing the rotors. And yes, it can...

It's called glazing the rotors. And yes, it can happen on bicycles. Not just motor vehicles.
01-11-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,680
Posted By RayHenry

The responsible response at this point is to...

The responsible response at this point is to acknowledge the error in such actions, and apologize for making poor (if not outright dangerous) suggestions. An acceptable response would be none at all,...
01-11-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,680
Posted By RayHenry

It astounds me to see someone thinking that...

It astounds me to see someone thinking that constantly dragging brakes isn't detrimental to the life, quality, and/or reliability. A true understanding of brakes is absent.
01-11-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,054
Posted By RayHenry

Happens to me all the time. Tell the GF I'm going...

Happens to me all the time. Tell the GF I'm going for a 1/2 - 1 hr bike ride, then don't reappear for 3 hours. It's frustrating, and she keeps trying to say it's somehow my fault....
01-11-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 529
Posted By RayHenry

Advice wanted building 1x11

OK, so I'm thinking of embarking on a journey of stupidity. I recently acquired this no-name bike, expecting it to wind up being some kind of parts donor or who knows. However, I've discovered that's...
01-11-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,993
Posted By RayHenry

I use bar end mirrors on most of mine. Back in...

I use bar end mirrors on most of mine. Back in '85 I was hit by a drunk driver that came up on me from behind. Took about 10 years to fully recover from that. So mirrors have been a big part of my...
01-11-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,680
Posted By RayHenry

Brakes? What are those? When I was doing that, it...

Brakes? What are those? When I was doing that, it was with rim brakes. Even the Scott Mathouser brake shoes made very little difference... :P Thankfully, it's pretty flat around here, so I never had...
01-11-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,680
Posted By RayHenry

In my younger days back when my kids were growing...

In my younger days back when my kids were growing up, I threw them in a trailer and and drug them everywhere. Even down some gnarly single track. Destroyed a few trailers in the process, but what a...
01-11-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,993
Posted By RayHenry

How about "3 feet. It's a bike, I need it"! ...

How about "3 feet. It's a bike, I need it"! :)
01-11-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,993
Posted By RayHenry

I live in a city built on muskeg. "Smooth as...

I live in a city built on muskeg. "Smooth as glass" lasts about as long as it takes for them to pull down the barricades. Asphalt roads start coming apart and turn to gravel anyway. Cracks develop...
01-11-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,314
Posted By RayHenry

It's "Alfira". Shamelessly stolen from elswhere...

It's "Alfira". Shamelessly stolen from elswhere on the Internet: "Alfira is not Dutch but almost - it's from West Germany! It's short for ALbert FIscher RAd. They were relatively cheap but mostly...
01-06-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,878
Posted By RayHenry

Well, gonna poke at an old thread here. Another...

Well, gonna poke at an old thread here. Another Winnipegger here. Today, not so much worried about mosquitoes for some reason....
01-06-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,680
Posted By RayHenry

Yeah, no. I'm just going to go ahead and say that...

Yeah, no. I'm just going to go ahead and say that chart is bogus. I'm fat and old. 55 yrs old, look like I'm about 6 months pregnant, 5 heart attacks under my belt, and dealing with fibromyalgia,...
01-05-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,686
Posted By RayHenry

I'm waiting for the rest of the post.... you...

I'm waiting for the rest of the post.... you know, where you actually say why you think you might have a problem.... :P
01-04-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,849
Posted By RayHenry

Maybe that's a typo. It's supposed to say "if...

Maybe that's a typo. It's supposed to say "if your aluminum bike is over ten years old, and you haven't bought anything since, you should think about whether it is time to buy another". Because no...
12-10-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,949
Posted By RayHenry

Interesting, thanks for that. All Beekay's I have...

Interesting, thanks for that. All Beekay's I have seen (both in-store at the time, and available used) are all branded Competition. There are a fair number of them here in Winnipeg still kicking...
12-10-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,949
Posted By RayHenry

I'm going to wake up this thread because I...

I'm going to wake up this thread because I stumbled upon it just now. I do not believe Eaton's sold the Beekay as such. They sold the re-branded Beekay as a Competition.
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