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07-26-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 858
Posted By Colorado Kid

New pads did the trick. I sanded the rims too,...

New pads did the trick. I sanded the rims too, (Just in case.) The bike runs like brand new. Thanks everyone.:)
07-25-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 858
Posted By Colorado Kid

Rims are like brand new. Very low miles on them....

Rims are like brand new. Very low miles on them. I put on Araya 700C, 32 hole, 3X and lanced up last year. (When I did the rebuild.)
07-25-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 858
Posted By Colorado Kid

Pressure

Just back from the bike shop. They put on new Kool Stop Duel Compound brakes. I haven't had time to test them but boy did I get heavy pressure to get new brakes and a new rim....
07-20-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 858
Posted By Colorado Kid

They replace the housing but put on, cheap-no...

They replace the housing but put on, cheap-no name pads on it. I called the shop and told them about the advice this list gave. They will order Kool Stop pads, ASAP. They are going to put on...
07-03-22, 04:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By Colorado Kid

T-Town

Sometimes, I can't trust what Bike shops what they say. Back in the 80's (When I lived in PA.), I was told you had to go to Phil. for a Fixed Gear. (A two hour drive.) Right!!! Thanks for all the...
06-12-22, 04:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,522
Posted By Colorado Kid

Now, go easy on poor old Zack. I would love to...

Now, go easy on poor old Zack. I would love to see him up in the High Country of Colorado. Man, can you see someone like him trying to ride something really tough like Mt. Evans or Pike's Peak?
05-30-22, 04:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 654
Posted By Colorado Kid

Basket

With the rise of Gas prices hitting an all time high, I put on a basket on to make my me more "Car Light". (Wald 198.) Anyone else in the same boat?
Forum: Commuting
04-17-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,048
Posted By Colorado Kid

Why Springs? I had Cancer and it tore up my Back....

Why Springs? I had Cancer and it tore up my Back. I'm using wide tires (700+28C- the widest I can fit on my bike.)
03-17-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,669
Posted By Colorado Kid

I Bought A Wabi

Today, I bought a used Wabi from E-bay. I couldn't be more happier. Now it's official, I'm part of the Wabi Cult.:speedy:
03-17-22, 05:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 964
Posted By Colorado Kid

Looks really bad. Spring is just around the...

Looks really bad. Spring is just around the corner. Why not buy a nice saddle from someone. E-Bay has lots of good saddles that are new or almost new for a fair price. Why not check them out?
Forum: Touring
03-03-22, 05:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,111
Posted By Colorado Kid

What about a mini- version of the Bible? When I...

What about a mini- version of the Bible? When I was on the AT, a man I ran into had one. It weighed almost nothing and was the size of the Palm of your hand. Anyone used them?
02-22-22, 05:25 AM
Replies: 80
War
Views: 4,456
Posted By Colorado Kid

War

if War brakes out, (over there), how many people will take to their bikes due to the high cost of gasoline?:)
Forum: Commuting
02-18-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,137
Posted By Colorado Kid

He crashed on the way home the other day. The way...

He crashed on the way home the other day. The way he told me is was speeding through a turn and crashed. He blames the bike because "He has super bike handing skills". (No really, that's what he...
02-03-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,611
Posted By Colorado Kid

Man, I want what he is smoking!

Man, I want what he is smoking!
Forum: Commuting
12-28-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,892
Posted By Colorado Kid

Cold will sometimes affect fenders. After years...

Cold will sometimes affect fenders. After years of use, they will snap. The only one that holds up are metal fenders. They are more costly and a pain to put on. Anyone know the lifespan of say, VO...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-21, 05:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,219
Posted By Colorado Kid

Try E-bikes. Things like that are normally sold...

Try E-bikes. Things like that are normally sold for them.
12-09-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,642
Posted By Colorado Kid

If you don't like French bikes, please sell it on...

If you don't like French bikes, please sell it on the list. There're many fans of the bikes.
Replies: 27
Views: 1,766
Posted By Colorado Kid

Please tell us you're going to restore the bike?...

Please tell us you're going to restore the bike? It's a great bike and could be worth a lot on E-Bay if you got it restored.
11-22-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,415
Posted By Colorado Kid

Nice bike! How would the Police use such a...

Nice bike! How would the Police use such a bicycle? What do they do with the bad guy, strap him to the rear rack?
11-19-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By Colorado Kid

Yes, I had the same problem when I got my 1981...

Yes, I had the same problem when I got my 1981 Schwinn Voyager. Found an old used 700c wheels and the problem is solved.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,340
Posted By Colorado Kid

I had the wildest dream the other night. I was in...

I had the wildest dream the other night. I was in Heaven. One day, I sat down on the curb and put my head on my heads. Jesus came over and said, "Why are you so down? This is Heaven." I know, Lord...
11-09-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,835
Posted By Colorado Kid

If you think you need help. buy another bicycle!...

If you think you need help. buy another bicycle! Nothing like a shiny bicycle to make you feel better!
Forum: Commuting
11-05-21, 04:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,550
Posted By Colorado Kid

Tires

I don't want to start a Flame War but I want 700+28 tires for my commuter/touring bike. Any ideas?
Forum: Commuting
10-26-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,262
Posted By Colorado Kid

Most people I pass, give the motorcycle wave....

Most people I pass, give the motorcycle wave. (Low and hold out your hand like the motorcyclist do.)
10-22-21, 04:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,310
Posted By Colorado Kid

Drop or two is all you need. I only put it on...

Drop or two is all you need. I only put it on when it seems "dry".
10-21-21, 04:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By Colorado Kid

Dream

I had a dream the other night that work me out of sound sleep. I was riding along with some club members when I saw a large wooden box along the side of the road. I stopped and saw it was a very old...
Forum: Touring
10-15-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,858
Posted By Colorado Kid

Thanks for all the great advice and pictures! I...

Thanks for all the great advice and pictures! I went to LBS and they let me dig through their "junk" pile. Picked up a double leg kickstand for $20.00. Thanks again.
Forum: Commuting
10-09-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By Colorado Kid

Barn Find

Many of you have been asking for pictures of my Schwinn Voyageur (1981) that I just rebuilt. It will make a great commuter/touring bike. For those who are familiar with the Schwinn Voyageur, you will...
09-27-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,215
Posted By Colorado Kid

To answer many of your questions, the reason why...

To answer many of your questions, the reason why I chose to have my LBS do most of the restoring work is because I had cancer. Specifically multiple myeloma. Before the cancer left my body, it...
Forum: Touring
09-16-21, 04:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,320
Posted By Colorado Kid

Hang out at Bike Heaven just off the trail. I...

Hang out at Bike Heaven just off the trail. I don't know how late they are open but it might be worth it to use up the extra hours.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 04:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,043
Posted By Colorado Kid

Go climb Mount Evans first. You'll get nice and...

Go climb Mount Evans first. You'll get nice and warm-up then.
Forum: Commuting
08-04-21, 04:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,413
Posted By Colorado Kid

I use a Wald front rack on my bike. Not fancy but...

I use a Wald front rack on my bike. Not fancy but wears like iron.
07-29-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,131
Posted By Colorado Kid

He's back!

For those of us who are fans of Zack's web pages, he's back and making more video's about fixed gear with his Wabi by his side.
Forum: Commuting
07-09-21, 04:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,311
Posted By Colorado Kid

Messenger Bag

Does anyone use a messenger bag to carry their stuff? I just got this, https://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/british-royal-mail-surplus-shoulder-bag-used?a=1929382 What do you think?
Forum: Commuting
06-04-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,107
Posted By Colorado Kid

O' no, not another rip off of Brooks saddle. Many...

O' no, not another rip off of Brooks saddle. Many will buy the low cost saddle but in year from now, you will hate it. Buy a Brooks and you will never buy any thing else.
Forum: Commuting
05-13-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,460
Posted By Colorado Kid

Ran into folks who did this for years. Yes, it is...

Ran into folks who did this for years. Yes, it is doable. At times it get to be a pain. (Weather.) The thing is, it puts a lot of wear and tear on your bike. Make sure you have a back-up bike ready...
04-14-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 3,095
Views: 350,433
Posted By Colorado Kid

I am very sorry that your Cat passed away. I know...

I am very sorry that your Cat passed away. I know the feeling. My old Cat passed away some time ago and I still thing of him. We got another Cat later but nothing can replace my old friend.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By Colorado Kid

You might want to reach to the local clubs for...

You might want to reach to the local clubs for routes, places to stay etc. I could be a good trip.
Forum: Commuting
04-07-21, 04:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,536
Posted By Colorado Kid

Not Fake

It's not a fake commute. I just look at it as new and improve type of commute. Happy commuting.
04-01-21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 914
Posted By Colorado Kid

This One Is For Rodney

As I readied the tandem for another season, I think back to Rodney Moseman who sold use the bike back in the 80's. This one is for you for you Rodney. RIP. Anyone else with good thoughts about what...
05-15-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,395
Posted By Colorado Kid

Proofide

I've heard that Brook's "Proofide will help in the break-in. I'm am not sure of that. I just brought a B-17 and it is hard as a rock. funny thing, with each ride it becomes a little bit better.
03-26-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,379
Posted By Colorado Kid

I'm off for Cancer. It will be four months since...

I'm off for Cancer. It will be four months since I rode every day. No,I didn't go crazy. yet, Thank God for Amazon. They have everything I need for baking or whatever. The point is, find something...
Forum: Commuting
02-29-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 286,032
Posted By Colorado Kid

Found a policeman's wallet by the side of the...

Found a policeman's wallet by the side of the road with the badge still in it. Rode over to the local police station and gave it to them.
Forum: Commuting
11-25-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 955
Posted By Colorado Kid

Used From Amazon

The doc is starting to let me ride again (short rides.) after going through Blood Cancer. I saw on Amazon they are selling Brooks Flyer's saddle (without box, etc.) for way less then the normal...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,434
Posted By Colorado Kid

Thanks! Everyone has been so nice to to me during...

Thanks! Everyone has been so nice to to me during this treatment. Last night, I have my first, "get sick from Chemo". Nasty!!! Lucky, the doc give me some pills to prevent this in the future. I want...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,136
Posted By Colorado Kid

It's good to post again. Yes, I still have...

It's good to post again. Yes, I still have Cancer. I might be off the bike for another 3+months. (The post is for my wife's bike.) Can't wait until I get better and I don't have to do Chemo anymore!!
Forum: Commuting
10-13-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,434
Posted By Colorado Kid

Cancer

Last week, I felt tired and a little off my game. I went to the doc and got flu meds but before I left, the doctor ordered Blood work. I thought nothing of it. The next day (At work) my wife calls in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,124
Posted By Colorado Kid

Most pros shave down there. Trust me on this. For...

Most pros shave down there. Trust me on this. For those of us who don't do the mega mileage as the Pros do, shaving or trimming is a way of life. PS, your better half will like it. Wink, wink. LOL
Forum: Commuting
07-16-15, 05:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,473
Posted By Colorado Kid

Do you really need a Dutch Bicycle? $1800. is lot...

Do you really need a Dutch Bicycle? $1800. is lot for an overweight bike and overpriced bike. Bike Direct could save you upwards of 30% or more. Save up to 60% off Road Bikes, Free Ship 48, Schwinn,...
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