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06-10-15, 02:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,375
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

One winter morning commute I found the insert to...

One winter morning commute I found the insert to a cash register drawer. Called the PD, and sure enough a local convenience store had been robbed the night before. The cops wanted me to wait with...
08-23-13, 04:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,864
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

On the back of a tombstone at the back of the...

On the back of a tombstone at the back of the cemetery around a small country church in Grant Co. Wisconsin: "We would have loved her more if she wasn't so stupid." I would love to know the...
08-23-13, 02:19 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 15,861
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

Our first new car was a '67 Dodge Dart, slant 6,...

Our first new car was a '67 Dodge Dart, slant 6, manual transmission (4 on steering column). The motor never died, but you had to feed it mufflers and water pumps on a regular basis. The body...
04-14-13, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

absent a long time, looking for advice for wrist/thumb pain

From the fall of 2000 to 2010 I was a pretty regular participant on Bike Forums. Then I began having difficulty with my thumb and wrist. A significant portion of this is related to my work as a vet...
Forum: Recumbent
08-10-12, 06:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,984
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

OP here. Dan became frustrated with the...

OP here. Dan became frustrated with the difficulty of carrying his EZ-1 on the car for vacations, etc. He next bought a Giant revive that at least fit in the car. Finally he bought a Jamis...
04-26-12, 05:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,039
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

Denver, so sorry you and Nora have to deal with...

Denver, so sorry you and Nora have to deal with so much pain. Everyone else, please ask around, although my network PCP did not stock the shingles vaccine, I discovered that the town health...
04-07-12, 06:47 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 8,389
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

Veterinary Technician in small animal practice 30...

Veterinary Technician in small animal practice 30 years, now semi-retired.
12-17-11, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

In the 6 years that I commuted year round I never...

In the 6 years that I commuted year round I never had a flat in the winter. I think cold rubber is more resistent to punctures.
08-26-11, 09:04 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,524
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

When I first joined BikeForums I was so new to...

When I first joined BikeForums I was so new to the internet that I got confused about user name and name! Most everywhere else I'm known as Newfsmith, but here I'm known by my full name. No regrets...
02-04-11, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,024
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

I've done 6 PMC's. It is very hard to raise the...

I've done 6 PMC's. It is very hard to raise the money, especially if you don't work someplace where you have a lot of co-workers or matching donations. Most of the big time fund raisers have a...
10-15-10, 09:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,560
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

So glad that the surgery is over and the recovery...

So glad that the surgery is over and the recovery begun. You have gone through a long seige with this and deserve a quick and complete recovery. No need to tell you to listen to the PT,s advice. ...
03-03-10, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

I'm using IE8. I'm pretty sure I was before the...

I'm using IE8. I'm pretty sure I was before the upgrade/downgrade, when I had no problems.
03-02-10, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

No that sets the cookies so you don't have to log...

No that sets the cookies so you don't have to log in when you come back to the Forum from another site. I log in, I get the welcome message and my name stays in the log in spot, but then when I try...
03-02-10, 08:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

Why don't I stay logged in?

I'm not talking about leaving the site and coming back later and having to log in. What's happening to me is I log in, start reading posts, come to one I want to make a reply to, write a quick reply...
01-20-10, 09:29 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 9,543
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

Heartbreaking and terrifying. I hope and pray...

Heartbreaking and terrifying. I hope and pray that things work out well. We will be thinking of you, Tyler and his parents.
01-19-10, 03:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,724
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

My sympathies to you and your Dad. Most of us on...

My sympathies to you and your Dad. Most of us on this forum have gone through something like this, or are about to go through such events, and can really relate. Peace and comfort to both you and...
01-16-10, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

My winter bikes have flat pedals with small metal...

My winter bikes have flat pedals with small metal studs to improve grip. I use mini toe-clips to help keep my slushy boots on the pedals. When I gave up the SPD's for the winter I switched to an...
01-16-10, 08:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,139
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

Riding will get his muscles back in no time. ...

Riding will get his muscles back in no time. Just don't forget to have him take a walk into some of those dense MD's offices. Maybe they will listen to what families more in the future. Such good...
01-16-10, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 799
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

This will be my 6th ride. My husband was...

This will be my 6th ride. My husband was diagnosed while I was training for my 2nd, he's still here and still cancer-free. Like last year, I will be a volunteer on Friday and Saturday, only riding...
01-04-10, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

When I got my fishi8ng license in Oregon, I...

When I got my fishi8ng license in Oregon, I didn't notice the name of the store until they handed me the license in a little plastic holder with the store's name on the front: "Rogue River Guns &...
01-01-10, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 562
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

You went and made me nostalgic. Who would have...

You went and made me nostalgic. Who would have guess on New Year's Day? I started bike commuting in 2000, and was hooked on both Bike Forums and Bicycle Forums. Both helped me learn to be a...
01-01-10, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

Broken Bracket cap on Exage aero Brake Lever

My boss wants to use his Trek 1100 (early 90's model) on a trainer. I'm tuning it up for him. The brakes work fine and hold well, not that he will need them on a trainer. The bracket cap is the...
12-07-09, 06:18 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,406
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

Definately interested, I would need to check the...

Definately interested, I would need to check the dates at work, and with DH. He would probably come as well.
11-26-09, 06:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 892
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

+1 all of the above. I hope the relearning...

+1 all of the above. I hope the relearning period is as short as possible. You all will continue to be in my thoughts.
11-24-09, 03:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 545
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

Yes, they were until the competition to be one of...

Yes, they were until the competition to be one of the top posters lead to too many one word posts. There were threads entitled +1 post count. It got to be a mess and the admins took the post count...
11-14-09, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 858
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

Well, I'm not so sure that the systems we...

Well, I'm not so sure that the systems we currently have is any better. We have good private insurance, but after my ER visit what I got was pain meds and didn't have the surgery to remove it until...
11-12-09, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 858
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

Hope your daughter is feeling better. I had a 12...

Hope your daughter is feeling better. I had a 12 mm stone 3 years ago. I don't want to do that again.
11-07-09, 12:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 913
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

Hope this is the best birthday yet for you, you...

Hope this is the best birthday yet for you, you sure deserve it. Have a great one.
11-04-09, 04:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,243
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

That's why I recommend the all leather boots. ...

That's why I recommend the all leather boots. Treat well with a waterproofer and you are set for temps down to -4F. They give all of the draft prevention of flimsy booties, are walkable, no cold...
11-02-09, 05:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,243
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

Cages are usually big enough to accomadate...

Cages are usually big enough to accomadate "dress" boots. The trick is to get something about 7 inches high and to order a half to full size larger than usual to give room for extra socks. Ideally,...
10-27-09, 06:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,328
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

The coldest I have ever ridden was 2/14/2004,...

The coldest I have ever ridden was 2/14/2004, -4F/-20C. That was my regular morning commute, 8.5 miles. 2 days later we got down to -8F, but I was traveling out-of-state that day and drove instead....
10-27-09, 05:44 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,024
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

Oh, thank you! Thank you! You just gave me a...

Oh, thank you! Thank you! You just gave me a way to pay for a new bike. I just don't start to color my hair to cover the grey for 2 years. If I stretch it to 3 years I might even be able to take...
10-10-09, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

That's why I always carry a Connex link with me. ...

That's why I always carry a Connex link with me. I broke my chain one winter day, half way to work, but was back on my way in 5 minutes, not even slightly late to work.
10-10-09, 02:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

Yes, 2 jackets total <$200, 1 bike > $2000.

Yes, 2 jackets total <$200, 1 bike > $2000.
10-09-09, 06:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 547
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

Glad to hear that Andy's ordeal is moving toward...

Glad to hear that Andy's ordeal is moving toward healing, it has been a long and difficult road for all of you. Try to get some well-deserved rest and relaxation.
09-28-09, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

Don't forget the Raleigh's: The Clubman, Suburbe...

Don't forget the Raleigh's: The Clubman, Suburbe Roadster, Detour Deluxe, etc. Even Electra is going retro with both the Amsterdam and now the Ticino. But then, A.N.T. has been there for several...
09-17-09, 07:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,437
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

"Ruby Sojourner" is a 2002 or 3 Terry Col de La...

"Ruby Sojourner" is a 2002 or 3 Terry Col de La Madeleine. Originally she came with a wide flat bar. I just finished converting her to drops. She is my wet road bike. Also, my planned touring...
09-13-09, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

For me, on one of my bikes, that is the sign that...

For me, on one of my bikes, that is the sign that my front derailler has rotated on the seat tube. It usually only clicks when I'm in the big chain ring, but if it is severe it may in the middle...
09-05-09, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

Before you start truing the wheel, check that the...

Before you start truing the wheel, check that the hub adjustment is good. Too loose a hub can also cause wheel lateral motion.
09-02-09, 04:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 904
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

My boss is 65, I'm 62. Every week, as we are...

My boss is 65, I'm 62. Every week, as we are hoisting a struggling, 120 lb dog onto the table, he looks at me and says "Why are the 2 oldest people in this office doing this?" I guess because we...
08-10-09, 06:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,330
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

Same with me. The only upside was that I...

Same with me. The only upside was that I discovered that I was putting too much weight on my hands and riding with a fracture cured me of that bad habit. PT helped restore my range of motion. ...
08-06-09, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

What size steerer and what size handlebars? ...

What size steerer and what size handlebars? Threadless I assume.
08-02-09, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

Today's ride: Pan-Mass Challenge 1-day

Today was great, I have ridden one or another of the PMC rides the previous 4 years by myself, along with 5000 other cyclists. This year was special, as my daughter and daughter-in-law rode with me....
07-30-09, 08:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,492
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

The Grand Prix is history. But, maybe nostalgia...

The Grand Prix is history. But, maybe nostalgia could be calmed with something like this, even if it is spendy. http://www.raleighusa.com/bikes/road/clubman/ The Tiagra shifters are good, 34-50...
07-19-09, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,265
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

or use zip ties to attach a round, yellow...

or use zip ties to attach a round, yellow driveway reflector. More importantly, it looks like those cable housings need to run the other side of the bracket, one has a very acute bend, and the other...
07-19-09, 07:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 741
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

Glad you are just hurting, sorry you are hurting;...

Glad you are just hurting, sorry you are hurting; that could have been a lot worse. I hope your bike is OK but you should replace your helmet even if it appears undamaged. I also hope the ER sent...
07-18-09, 10:52 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,565
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

What would make me leave this forum? That would...

What would make me leave this forum? That would be for the "I ride faster than you, I know more than you, My way is right your way is wrong, there is only one true cycling and that is ______" bike...
07-15-09, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

Dehydration is a major cause. Some types are...

Dehydration is a major cause. Some types are associated with some metabolic defects that are hereditary. I've had one as an adult, and now realize that I probably had them as a kid as well. They...
07-15-09, 05:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,510
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

Brake levers and brifters are all manufactured by...

Brake levers and brifters are all manufactured by component makers, then used on bikes made by frame makers, just like Detroit used to sub-contract engine parts. You won't find much variation in the...
07-05-09, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By Jean Beetham Smith

As much time as I spend on CGOB, how did I miss...

As much time as I spend on CGOB, how did I miss that one? Thanks for pointing it out.
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