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04-08-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 669
Posted By grizzly59

Welcome to Walmart

Welcome to Walmart
04-02-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,710
Posted By grizzly59

"1/2 inch copper tube ziptied to the front as...

"1/2 inch copper tube ziptied to the front as makeshift aerobars," seriously? I think you're walleye fishing
04-01-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 524
Posted By grizzly59

Smash that 30yo helmet with a hammer and find a...

Smash that 30yo helmet with a hammer and find a new one.
03-21-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By grizzly59

Plastic tub(s) + lids, quart, gallon slide lock...

Plastic tub(s) + lids, quart, gallon slide lock freezer bags.
Forum: Foo
03-17-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,268
Posted By grizzly59

Lacrosse stick. Small dogs- attack length, medium...

Lacrosse stick. Small dogs- attack length, medium dogs- well, duh, a middie stick, large dogs- defense stick. Jumbo dogs- goalie stick, but for strength and proper leverage an ash handle may be...
03-10-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,708
Posted By grizzly59

Point much in your favor, you have mech skills...

Point much in your favor, you have mech skills and can wrench your own bikes. The cheapest and easiest way to upgrade your bike if your craigslist / FB Marketplace is functional like mine: Find a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,400
Posted By grizzly59

Looks to me like a way to convince folks to spend...

Looks to me like a way to convince folks to spend $400US for handlebars and a stem.
02-21-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 795
Posted By grizzly59

If I was Decathlon I would be sending you an...

If I was Decathlon I would be sending you an apology, a new chain cut to the proper length and the quicklink most rikki tic. Every KMC I've used has been great.
02-21-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By grizzly59

Aluminum is funny, everything looks good as you...

Aluminum is funny, everything looks good as you straighten whatever piece you're working with, then all of a sudden it just gives way permanently too far the other way. Steel is predictable, Al not...
02-21-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,556
Posted By grizzly59

Can you post a picture of the inside of your rim...

Can you post a picture of the inside of your rim showing the nipples and spoke ends? I'm baffled as to why the folks who actually make the rim can't post an accurate ERD. If you can figure out a...
02-18-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,271
Posted By grizzly59

All I can say- your cardiologist is the heart...

All I can say- your cardiologist is the heart specialist, I would take her advice. You did say she was excellent.
02-16-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 657
Posted By grizzly59

Absolutely no. Period. No.

Absolutely no. Period. No.
02-14-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,661
Posted By grizzly59

Around here you can find hybrid bikes on...

Around here you can find hybrid bikes on craigslist. Many look like somebody bought them for exercise and gave up after a few months.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 9,958
Posted By grizzly59

Rim brakes are brick simple, most issues can be...

Rim brakes are brick simple, most issues can be fixed by the rider on the fly good enough to finish the race with minimal time loss. Issues with disk brakes / rotors that would cause any extra...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,737
Posted By grizzly59

You need enough tire pressure to protect the rim...

You need enough tire pressure to protect the rim you have from the road conditions you ride on. A pinch flat is a tube / tire issue, but denting your rim in a pothole / on broken pavement is hugely...
01-30-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 620
Posted By grizzly59

Never had a prob with black ones from NAPA

Never had a prob with black ones from NAPA
01-22-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,879
Posted By grizzly59

Agree absolutely. I would even say idiots are...

Agree absolutely. I would even say idiots are wicked dangerous, period. 1-delta-10-tangos are absolutely ingenious at thwarting all possible attempts at tamping / slowing / reducing / stopping their...
01-21-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,400
Posted By grizzly59

I input all of the coefficients for the function...

I input all of the coefficients for the function variables, the answer was that I require aCarl's Jr. LB. Guacamole Bacon Thickburger every ride:

...
Forum: Triathlon
01-19-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By grizzly59

Like Dan said, swim for a block of time, don't...

Like Dan said, swim for a block of time, don't bother counting laps.

I am addicted to one of these:

https://www.amazon.com/FINIS-Underwater-Bone-Conduction-Player/dp/B0169RSNPG/
01-18-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 835
Posted By grizzly59

Put one lever on the bar where you want it. ...

Put one lever on the bar where you want it. Stick a piece of masking tap from bottom edge of the lever clamp, along the inside of the curve to the end of bar. Mark the tape at end of the bar. Put...
01-15-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,209
Posted By grizzly59

I learned to ride a bike after learning to ride a...

I learned to ride a bike after learning to ride a horse. Do not swing your leg over a horse's head. Well, I guess you could do it once ...
01-15-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,622
Posted By grizzly59

3 4 5 6mm allen key, tire levers, spare...

3 4 5 6mm allen key, tire levers, spare quickLink, spare tube, precut tyvek envelope for tire boot, mini-pump, $20 bill. Maybe small screwdriver for derailer adj. Minimalist- 5mm allen key. Ha, it's...
01-12-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By grizzly59

If you are checking 23-25-28mm presta valves, any...

If you are checking 23-25-28mm presta valves, any air that escapes while using a gauge drops the pressure a good bit, small tire volume. If your pump has a fill gauge, learn what a given pressure...
01-11-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 860
Posted By grizzly59

Not a lawyer. My guess, the law firm bringing...

Not a lawyer. My guess, the law firm bringing the suit against Trek isn't really going to take it all the way, they wants a quick settlement, nice check into the partners account from Trek.
01-03-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,306
Posted By grizzly59

Original black plastic plus nail polish from the...

Original black plastic plus nail polish from the teen section. Stylin and smilin :commute:
01-03-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,306
Posted By grizzly59

the reason for the covers is to protect the tube...

the reason for the covers is to protect the tube rubber from the rough end of the valve when it's flat and folded up in your seat bag, etc. Once mounted on a wheel it serves no purpose.
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By grizzly59

Look up all the parts on ebay. Crank alone is...

Look up all the parts on ebay. Crank alone is prob worth what you paid. Most everything on that bike is decent serviceable stuff, brakes, levers, shifters, etc. Nice find. :thumb:
12-06-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 870
Posted By grizzly59

don't feel bad. I've been overhauling bikes...

don't feel bad. I've been overhauling bikes since 1975 or so. I'm chicken to use any of the newer stuff as I know I'll wreck it, or it will just eat itself on it's own. I'll use cable brakes...
11-30-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,060
Posted By grizzly59

How can you have the proper size seatpost if you...

How can you have the proper size seatpost if you can wrap it with duct tape and it still fits in the seat tube? Maybe your seat tube is bigger than the specs say it is, Tegrity Farms was supplying...
11-27-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,958
Posted By grizzly59

We don’t use up much pad on descents here, the...

We don’t use up much pad on descents here, the hills only go up.
11-24-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,459
Posted By grizzly59

Hot water and Dawn Platinum 4x

Hot water and Dawn Platinum 4x
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,994
Posted By grizzly59

(36/30)/(34/34) = 1.2 The lowest gear on the...

(36/30)/(34/34) = 1.2

The lowest gear on the Canyon is 20% higher than the lowest gear on your bike now. Assumed same size wheels.
11-22-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,436
Posted By grizzly59

1) if there is ice around, NEVER use the front...

1) if there is ice around, NEVER use the front brake.
2) let some air out of your tires. 1.75 or wider MTB knobbies with a little less air can work pretty good. Skinny road bike tires are hopeless....
11-15-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By grizzly59

Aluminum is not supposed to flex.

Aluminum is not supposed to flex.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 915
Posted By grizzly59

Maybe work, might smell: ...

Maybe work, might smell:

https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/4-ft-x-6-ft-x-3-4-in-thick-rubber-stall-mat-2219003

There's a carpet shop here who will sew an edge tape around a chunk of...
11-11-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,503
Posted By grizzly59

I just don't get it. I don't see tubeless or ERT...

I just don't get it. I don't see tubeless or ERT tires as being any kind of improvement over a decent tire and tube. I had a goofy flat today, a 1 1/2" drywall screw went through both sidewalls at...
11-07-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By grizzly59

Find a spare axle for the cone. Put the cone on...

Find a spare axle for the cone. Put the cone on with a lock nut, close to an end with enough axle sticking out to chuck it in a drill. Use some 3m autobody paper, maybe 340 grit, run the drill and...
11-03-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 936
Posted By grizzly59

When someone says "simple fix", I think "then why...

When someone says "simple fix", I think "then why didn't you do it?". I think all of the fixes I've done on used bikes ended up about 5x the "simple fix" estimate. Repack hub ends up scored bearing...
10-20-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,022
Posted By grizzly59

I would go for more leverage before whacking...

I would go for more leverage before whacking things with a hammer. You don't want to find a weak spot in one of the rim's / hub's spoke holes. +1 to Sovende on putting the QR back on loosely if you...
10-13-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,115
Posted By grizzly59

My dream bike when I was 9- I think that stick...

My dream bike when I was 9- I think that stick shift would have easily taken out my private parts in one of my many crashes. I think we can assume the kid beat out the dragster with a mighty...
10-10-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,710
Posted By grizzly59

Nobody remembers signaling with a raised left...

Nobody remembers signaling with a raised left hand. If they actually look up from their phone they probably think it means "accelerate and pass me on my right". Seriously, left hand point left for...
10-02-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 11,818
Posted By grizzly59

From Rivendell: "BRP applies to all income...

From Rivendell:
"BRP applies to all income levels. Oprah, LeBron, Robert F. Smith..."
"We've dabbled in Reparations since July, 2018, when we offered a 45 percent discount to Black customers who...
09-22-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 16,416
Posted By grizzly59

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/460x460/rodney_eb5d35b8050e66261476e2a69f5bfd552f4583d0.gif
09-19-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,167
Posted By grizzly59

+1 to washed-up, 36 spokes is good. Be a careful...

+1 to washed-up, 36 spokes is good. Be a careful rider, don’t hit curbs or potholes. 28s aren’t the skinniest, 25s and 23s. Check your inflation every ride, don’t ride on a low tire. 80lb 10 year...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,559
Posted By grizzly59

3 x 9 is optimal. 1 x 13 rear wheel will...

3 x 9 is optimal. 1 x 13 rear wheel will probably collapse if you weight more than 135 lbs and turn hard left. Chains will have to be built to SR-71 specs and cost $100. Arrgh
07-28-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By grizzly59

The tire can make noise as it seats onto the rim,...

The tire can make noise as it seats onto the rim, the tube makes noise moving around in the tire as it inflates. I use a little talcum powder in my hand as a lube, pull the whole length of the tube...
07-19-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,347
Posted By grizzly59

Back in the mid-80's I serviced a rear hub in a...

Back in the mid-80's I serviced a rear hub in a Rockhopper (straight up Deore) with CENEX wheel bearing grease. Stuff was brownish and the tub said it was good for disk brake wheel bearings. I just...
07-03-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By grizzly59

Your derailer adjustment may be a bit off, won't...

Your derailer adjustment may be a bit off, won't cost anything to look. On your derailer housing you should have a barrel adjuster somewhere. Turn the adjuster 1/2 turn counterclockwise, ride around...
07-03-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 817
Posted By grizzly59

Precursor to an Alien invasion? Ha, wake up,...

Precursor to an Alien invasion? Ha, wake up, they’re already here.
06-24-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,429
Posted By grizzly59

I would lay it flat drive side down, add...

I would lay it flat drive side down, add penetrating oil, and let it soak a day or two. If the chain has that much rust then the chain ring bolt might have rust too.
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