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08-13-17, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By jhazel

Are we talking about a tire or a tube? Assuming...

Are we talking about a tire or a tube? Assuming that you are replacing a tube rather than the tire: Yes, those tubes look too big for the tire, but they do fit. The tube should be marked 27 x 1 1/4....
04-30-17, 02:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,410
Posted By jhazel

I'm so sorry for your troubles and your dad's. If...

I'm so sorry for your troubles and your dad's. If he remembers the insurance company or agent who wrote the insurance, you might be able to trace it. Almost all of the long term care policies I know...
02-10-17, 07:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,555
Posted By jhazel

I have used lots of different mirrors and all of...

I have used lots of different mirrors and all of them have been better than nothing. I still don't have one that is perfect for me. I think you just have to resign yourself to trying several types...
02-05-17, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,778
Posted By jhazel

I'm lazy and not as price sensitive as I once was...

I'm lazy and not as price sensitive as I once was so I use the AirCaddy and love it. i have used a regular bike box once and the AirCaddy is a lot less time and not that much more expensive. I've...
02-03-17, 08:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,444
Posted By jhazel

My favorite was the Thruster that my son-in-law...

My favorite was the Thruster that my son-in-law got on Craig's List for $40. It was too small for him so I got it do training rides when visiting. I spent 5 years riding it and looking for some...
11-02-16, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,052
Posted By jhazel

I've used a seatpost clamped rack with a milk...

I've used a seatpost clamped rack with a milk crate zip tied to it on a $40 craigslist bike. It worked great until I upgraded to a bike my wife quit using. I moved the rack and milk crate to the new...
10-20-16, 06:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 780
Posted By jhazel

I'm another one for just going outside and...

I'm another one for just going outside and assuming that the weather in my driveway will be the same wherever I go for as long as I'm out. Of course, I sometimes get wet, although in north Texas that...
10-18-16, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,085
Posted By jhazel

[QUOTE=CliffordK;19131848]Hopefully the OP...

[QUOTE=CliffordK;19131848]Hopefully the OP doesn't need a 3 foot cheater bar.

I can't remember a time when a "too long" cheater was a problem. 3 foot is probably excessive but it sure would be...
10-03-16, 06:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,342
Posted By jhazel

I've got a Toyota Matrix with a Saris Bones 3...

I've got a Toyota Matrix with a Saris Bones 3 bike trunk mount. I have carried both tandems (daVinci Joint Venture and Pacific Dualie) on the rack with wheels in place. They extend past the sides of...
10-02-16, 02:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,902
Posted By jhazel

I use a bell and I will usually say something...

I use a bell and I will usually say something when passing a rider or pedestrian closely. If I can give them a full 3 feet, I will almost always pass quietly. I will often just give a rider a "good...
09-08-16, 12:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,634
Posted By jhazel

I've got bikes in two locations. at each one the...

I've got bikes in two locations. at each one the bikes are stored in a 2 car garage. First: 1 Single with the top tube resting on a pair of straight brackets mounted on the wall. Bike is carbon so...
08-21-16, 12:08 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,931
Posted By jhazel

I had not thought of that! I am willing to do...

I had not thought of that! I am willing to do what we need to do to stop this kind of thing.
08-19-16, 04:21 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,931
Posted By jhazel

Fair isn't the issue. Hate mail does not move our...

Fair isn't the issue. Hate mail does not move our cause forward in any way. It simply hardens everyone in their prejudice. I'm really glad to hear that rational people are trying to move forward to...
08-13-16, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By jhazel

I've still got the original straps for my rack...

I've still got the original straps for my rack but I would not hesitate to use the velcro straps if mine got lost.
07-26-16, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By jhazel

I don't know anything about Ride ID, but Road ID...

I don't know anything about Ride ID, but Road ID has an app called ecrumb which has that ability to set a lock screen with emergency contact information.
06-26-16, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By jhazel

It looks like the plastic thing could be custom...

It looks like the plastic thing could be custom made by someone with a lathe pretty easily. My first thought is a "pen makers" lathe designed to turn ball point pen barrels. If you can find someone...
05-22-16, 07:39 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,316
Posted By jhazel

I would and I have. Our branch office had a home...

I would and I have. Our branch office had a home office person helping out for three weeks and she is a really keen rider who wants to ride often. I have a bike that doesn't get a lot of use so she...
05-14-16, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,620
Posted By jhazel

You need to try a medium. I have one pair of...

You need to try a medium. I have one pair of medium bibs that I can wear on rides of 40 miles or less. I learned that I really wear a small when I rode the medium for 100 miles and created a blister...
04-25-16, 05:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,496
Posted By jhazel

I really love my Arundel side loaders. SideLoader...

I really love my Arundel side loaders. SideLoader | Arundel Bicycle Company (http://www.arundelbike.com/product/sideloader/) They let me pull the bottle sideways and put it back in the same way. I...
04-24-16, 09:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,303
Posted By jhazel

In North Texas, I can usually avoid rain and I...

In North Texas, I can usually avoid rain and I do. Wind is a given most of the time and I've gotten used to 15 mph. Around 20 mph wind and I'm beginning to think there are better things to do....
04-23-16, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 872
Posted By jhazel

Congratulations! Alas, I'm on Plavix for the...

Congratulations!
Alas, I'm on Plavix for the rest of my life, no matter how good my numbers get. Stent is right at the top of the Left circumflex and doctor says I won't survive if it clogs up. I...
04-03-16, 09:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,279
Posted By jhazel

I got a Pacific Dualie for $250 from Amazon a few...

I got a Pacific Dualie for $250 from Amazon a few years ago so I could ride with the grandkids. Same sort of issues you describe with your gf. It worked very well and we still ride it some. As others...
03-13-16, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,558
Posted By jhazel

While getting a new bike is always a possible and...

While getting a new bike is always a possible and desirable side effect of a procedure, I don't think throwing a bike away is ever a good idea so I'm going to stand by my original advice to try...
03-13-16, 08:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,217
Posted By jhazel

As others have said, you can go with wider tires...

As others have said, you can go with wider tires but make sure that they will fit in your frame. Wider tires are also a little taller and may rub on the seat stays or chain stays of some frames.
03-12-16, 04:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,230
Posted By jhazel

I seem to be a one speed rider. On training rides...

I seem to be a one speed rider. On training rides of 30 miles or less I can get between 14 and 15 mph. Any thing longer, up to 100 miles, I will be between 12 and 14 mph. That includes hundred milers...
03-12-16, 09:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,558
Posted By jhazel

I agree that filing/sanding should be tried...

I agree that filing/sanding should be tried first. It is free, where replacing the wheel is likely to be much more expensive: You have to replace both wheels because everyone knows they should match....
03-11-16, 04:51 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,278
Posted By jhazel

Thanks for the update. So glad that Mike is...

Thanks for the update. So glad that Mike is recovering.
03-06-16, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,137
Posted By jhazel

I like the Road Morph for an on-bike pump. It...

I like the Road Morph for an on-bike pump. It works well and I can't run out of CO2. I like the control I have with the pump. I do have friends who question the way it looks on the top of the top...
03-05-16, 09:19 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,278
Posted By jhazel

Bikelaw.com hasn't updated status since Feb. 26...

Bikelaw.com hasn't updated status since Feb. 26 as far as I can tell.
02-21-16, 05:48 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,278
Posted By jhazel

Cyclists in critical condition after being hit by...

Cyclists in critical condition after being hit by car in Johnston County | The Charlotte Observer (http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/state/north-carolina/article61659562.html)
Two of the...
02-21-16, 09:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,882
Posted By jhazel

I agree. I ride on a popular MUP with blind...

I agree. I ride on a popular MUP with blind corners and I keep the speed around 10 mph except in the corners where I put on the breaks. Shift to your easiest gear and practice spinning while you...
02-20-16, 08:32 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,278
Posted By jhazel

This article says the injuries were not life...

This article says the injuries were not life threatening. That is good news.
Four bicyclists struck by vehicle in Johnston County :: WRAL.com...
02-20-16, 07:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,005
Posted By jhazel

Another way to approach the problem is a screw on...

Another way to approach the problem is a screw on chuck. It takes about 10 seconds longer to get on and off but it never blows off, I never get it on too far and I never have any trouble getting it...
02-15-16, 09:00 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,363
Posted By jhazel

I have a compressor at home and a chuck that is...

I have a compressor at home and a chuck that is in good shape. I never use it for the bicycle. Even a cheap floor pump is easier to use than a compressor. On a completely flat tire, I think it takes...
02-13-16, 02:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,173
Posted By jhazel

I've got the Road ID with the usual contact...

I've got the Road ID with the usual contact information and Heart Attack and Stent with the date. I also have my blood thinner and beta blocker noted. I also wear a dog tag with the same information.
01-16-16, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 598
Posted By jhazel

I have also used Ship Bikes and they have been...

I have also used Ship Bikes and they have been great. I use their Air Caddy because I don't have to fully disassemble the bike. I've shipped two round trips and the box is still good for at least one...
11-15-15, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,148
Posted By jhazel

Fort Worth used to have a business called Patton...

Fort Worth used to have a business called Patton Bike Shop that looked a lot like this. They had been in business forever and you could find just about any part you needed if you had the patience. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-15, 03:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,285
Posted By jhazel

I'm only riding with my cell phone in my pocket...

I'm only riding with my cell phone in my pocket these days. It serves two purposes: I can call for help if I need it and I use Road ID's e-crumb so my wife knows where I am and will be notified when...
10-28-15, 04:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,776
Posted By jhazel

I have several different bar end mirrors. My...

I have several different bar end mirrors. My current favorite is the Blackburn Multi Mirror
Blackburn Multi Mirror...
10-16-15, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By jhazel

Either way will work so pick what you like and...

Either way will work so pick what you like and can schedule. I strongly prefer to ride as many days as possible. Training for my first century involved riding at least two weekdays of 15 to 25 miles...
10-05-15, 04:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,649
Posted By jhazel

I would also like to get rid of my trunk rack...

I would also like to get rid of my trunk rack because I can't access my hatchback with the rack on. But I'm not willing to fork over the money to have a receiver mounted and by a new rack so I...
10-04-15, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,298
Posted By jhazel

You've gotten good advice on pretty much...

You've gotten good advice on pretty much everything. I will add that I have a Pacific Dually that I got new and trued the wheels, put on a rack and added a longer stem and seat post. I also have a...
09-11-15, 04:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,794
Posted By jhazel

She will have all the resources available to get...

She will have all the resources available to get and stay sober. Her Church will be there to help her if she is ready. A big advantage that she has this time is that her pride and reputation are no...
09-07-15, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,128
Posted By jhazel

One time riding with my granddaughter I had a...

One time riding with my granddaughter I had a passing cyclist point out that her helmet was way too loose. I hadn't noticed. I said "Thanks" and we stopped and adjusted the helmet. Sometimes people...
09-01-15, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 916
Posted By jhazel

I've got a Thule rack that looks like the...

I've got a Thule rack that looks like the Passage. Mine is old and I've carry two bikes on a regular basis with no problems. I've also used it to carry a tandem from Fort Worth to San Diego. No...
08-13-15, 04:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,584
Posted By jhazel

I use whatever glue kit I happen to have. I've...

I use whatever glue kit I happen to have. I've never used glueless because by the time I've used the two spare tubes I carry, I've given up being in a hurry. I've only had problems with patches I put...
08-10-15, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,397
Posted By jhazel

+1 on the cap. Covers my bald head and when it...

+1 on the cap. Covers my bald head and when it gets completely saturated the sweat drips off of the center of the brim.
07-21-15, 05:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 26,076
Posted By jhazel

It's been 30 years since I hit the pavement with...

It's been 30 years since I hit the pavement with my helmet and I don't expect to do it again but the price of MIPS has come down to a level that it seems worth it to me. I might hit the pavement...
07-06-15, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,027
Posted By jhazel

Congratulations! Finishing a century is a real...

Congratulations! Finishing a century is a real achievement no matter the speed. As Shelby said, it's a lot more fun in a group and with supported rest stops. Stopping at the rest stops can slow your...
06-26-15, 04:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,271
Posted By jhazel

I've used both helmet and bar end mirrors. I like...

I've used both helmet and bar end mirrors. I like the bar end better because of the larger view and the helmet mount isn't as clear with my particular vision issues. I do like the ability of the...
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