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09-24-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 542
Posted By Thomas15

I'm about 2 years now riding a bike. Gary in NJ I...

I'm about 2 years now riding a bike. Gary in NJ I didn't have the advantage of prior fitness you have but I wasn't overweight at the start and I'm short. At my heaviest I was 159 pounds 5'6", normal...
09-22-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 615
Posted By Thomas15

For the fall 40deg or so I put sweat pants over...

For the fall 40deg or so I put sweat pants over bibs and a windbreaker jacket. Thinsulate gloves with chemical handwarmers and those bootie thingies over my shoes with chemical handwarmers stuffed...
09-22-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 556
Posted By Thomas15

I think the LBS didn't go over the care and...

I think the LBS didn't go over the care and feeding in much detail.
09-17-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By Thomas15

First I want to echo those who say fixing up old...

First I want to echo those who say fixing up old steel frame bikes may be fun but the end product may be somewhat heavy and the cost can make it not such a good investment. My newest bike is a 2006...
09-15-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By Thomas15

When I made the fateful decision to restart...

When I made the fateful decision to restart riding bikes it was in the fall of 2018. I still work full time so that ment riding on the weekends and Fridays since I usually have Friday off. So for...
09-10-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 931
Posted By Thomas15

It has been said very will on this thread that it...

It has been said very will on this thread that it is necessary to define exactly what kind of riding you want to do. The big problem is you might have that question answered in your head but not...
09-09-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 323
Posted By Thomas15

Good for you delbiker1! I didn't keep track...

Good for you delbiker1!

I didn't keep track of all of my miles last year, the first year I rode my bike on a regular basis for the last 25 years, but I estimate 2019 at about 800 miles, with the...
09-08-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,456
Posted By Thomas15

Why not just get them to function and ride them?...

Why not just get them to function and ride them? Just because the majority opinion is that it isn't worth major upgrading doesn't mean it could not be a low cost entry into basic cycling.
09-08-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 13,334
Posted By Thomas15

As others have said so well it can be expensive...

As others have said so well it can be expensive but doesn't have to.


My opinion is that most of us here that take the time to read and post on a forum are going to in the main take the hobby...
08-30-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 554
Posted By Thomas15

I was going to mention in your other thread in...

I was going to mention in your other thread in General Discussion, but i didn't want to add to the information overload. Assuming that you have friction (or ratchet friction shift levers, a safe...
08-30-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 744
Posted By Thomas15

I have nothing against bike shops or those that...

I have nothing against bike shops or those that use them for repairs but for me personally the only time I would use a shop for repairs is if it required a very expensive tool that I didn't want to...
08-29-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,166
Posted By Thomas15

I was going to speculate that the bike was a...

I was going to speculate that the bike was a Giant frame. I have a Nishiki Sport from that era also Giant and it is a solid frame. Light enough and stiff, lighter than Schwinn normally used. The...
08-28-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,166
Posted By Thomas15

I don't think anyone has specifically said to...

I don't think anyone has specifically said to replace the chain but I would. You will need a chain tool for that, it should come with a basic bike tool kit as suggested, Also a crank puller.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,847
Posted By Thomas15

You are right I made this, and my entire post up....

You are right I made this, and my entire post up. In fact my entire life is made up.
08-22-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By Thomas15

That is awesome UnderDawgA1! Park youtubes...

That is awesome UnderDawgA1!

Park youtubes are great. I also like youtubes by RJ the Bike Guy he does a lot of budget projects.

Good luck Ride On!
08-22-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,128
Posted By Thomas15

1. Ride with traffic. 2. Look at where you...

1. Ride with traffic.

2. Look at where you are going but be aware of what is behind you.

3. Change your name to Forrest and "ride like the wind!"
08-19-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,329
Posted By Thomas15

We are not talking about boilers or industrial...

We are not talking about boilers or industrial applications and while it is true I don't weld every day I do weld as a hobby and I'm sales Mgr for a company that supplies high quality material for...
08-19-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,329
Posted By Thomas15

I'm not an expert or even a semi-expert but "butt...

I'm not an expert or even a semi-expert but "butt welded" implies high temp arc welding with low quality steel. On steel frames say Reynolds 531 low temperature brazing preserves the metal and lugs...
08-06-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 737
Posted By Thomas15

Sometimes, some of us seem to forget that we are...

Sometimes, some of us seem to forget that we are talking about a bicycle and not a manned space vehicle.
07-28-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,609
Posted By Thomas15

Agree. It is my goal to put a new bike, with...

Agree.

It is my goal to put a new bike, with 32s on the rims, in my stable on my 65th birthday, which is a little less than three years from now. Not only will I be more comfortable and safer, I'm...
07-25-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,584
Posted By Thomas15

Same here, first time, did 62 miles this year.

Same here, first time, did 62 miles this year.
07-23-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,609
Posted By Thomas15

Just chatting nothing technical to add. I...

Just chatting nothing technical to add.

I just started doing club/group rides, I have 6 or 7 rides in which are the first group rides (outside of two organized mass rides) since the mid 1990s. My...
07-22-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By Thomas15

Welcome PANewbies to PA and to bicycling for fun...

Welcome PANewbies to PA and to bicycling for fun and fitness!


I'm in the Pocono's in Carbon County near Lehighton, a transplant from the Jersey Shore. Been here 16 years. To say there are some...
07-20-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 783
Posted By Thomas15

RJ the Bike Guy has at least 7 youtubes on...

RJ the Bike Guy has at least 7 youtubes on removing stuck seatposts. Some better than others. If I had one that would not budge I would use first his impact wrench method or second his saws-all...
07-20-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By Thomas15

Did the L'Etape Stage #3...

Did the L'Etape Stage #3 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) Mont Ventoux Sunday. My total time was 2 hours 15 minutes. This was difficult but I feel fine today. I...
07-17-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,578
Posted By Thomas15

I think you are correct. That and try to make the...

I think you are correct. That and try to make the buyer feel good about the internal practices of the seller, environmentally friendly or socially aware or whatever. By that I mean how much planet...
07-15-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 930
Posted By Thomas15

So the answer to my question is......

So the answer to my question is......
07-15-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 930
Posted By Thomas15

Question for the OP: If you purchased a clothes...

Question for the OP: If you purchased a clothes washer on-line and it was delivered with damage, would you find a clothes washing internet chit-chat forum and ask the members what to do?
07-14-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 31,382
Posted By Thomas15

A little long in the tooth but still a great...

A little long in the tooth but still a great thread. I'm one that believes that we should enjoy our hobbies and if we have the desire and resources then nothing wrong with purchasing quality. I'm not...
07-12-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,014
Posted By Thomas15

At 5'6" and 138 pounds I'm not a natural at...

At 5'6" and 138 pounds I'm not a natural at anything on a bicycle. When I started getting serious about riding, a slow process but at first I literally sucked on hills. This partly due to a lack of...
07-08-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,756
Posted By Thomas15

Sorry i don't mean to go on and on... I had...

Sorry i don't mean to go on and on...

I had mentioned in my previous post here that I got smoked quite a bit last year in group rides. I started back riding after a 25 year break in the fall of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,979
Posted By Thomas15

Lots to consider here. While I'm personally a...

Lots to consider here. While I'm personally a year and a half into my return to semi-serious cycling, I have for the most part participated in some kind of physical activity throughout my life. So...
07-06-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,162
Posted By Thomas15

My garage houses a good amount of woodworkers...

My garage houses a good amount of woodworkers tools, mechanics tools, an ammunition reloading bench and my bicycle repair division. Can't speak for the OP but when people walk into my garage and see...
07-05-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,162
Posted By Thomas15

It is true that the OP asked about tools. But I...

It is true that the OP asked about tools. But I think along with tools and a good workspace, consideration should be given to a supply of consumables and parts. Because a wrench is nice but if you...
06-30-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,162
Posted By Thomas15

I don't disagree with you and would go further...

I don't disagree with you and would go further and say that in many cases we can perform a fix on on just about anything without special tools just regular mechanics tools. Keyword "most". But you...
06-29-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,162
Posted By Thomas15

I agree but read the OP

I agree but read the OP
06-29-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,162
Posted By Thomas15

A bench mounted vice, heavy duty. Also, two tools...

A bench mounted vice, heavy duty. Also, two tools that are somewhat expensive and you could do without but if you have them you will use them are a Derailleur hanger alignment tool and a wheel truing...
06-29-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 786
Posted By Thomas15

There are similarities OP and my story. As a kid...

There are similarities OP and my story. As a kid to age 16 I rode a lot, literally every day and 10-20 miles/day. From about age 17 to after college very little bicycling.


At around age 30 I...
06-28-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By Thomas15

Reality can sometimes be the mean teacher.

Reality can sometimes be the mean teacher.
06-27-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By Thomas15

If the part has a stripped screw and you are not...

If the part has a stripped screw and you are not able to figure out how to remove the screw then I'm fairly certain that you do not poses the skills and/or tools to make the repair yourself. Sorry if...
06-27-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,269
Posted By Thomas15

When I take over ownership of a bike I intend to...

When I take over ownership of a bike I intend to keep, the first thing I do s remove the reflectors. The second thing is go over the entire bike.

Just this week I did a group ride where one of...
06-22-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,203
Posted By Thomas15

Yes. I grew up on the Jersey Shore, this...

Yes.


I grew up on the Jersey Shore, this is very flat. I moved to NE PA a while back 16 years ago. Right after moving I tried to ride my road bike in my neighborhood, just a few miles turned out...
06-21-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,561
Posted By Thomas15

In Friday I did a 75 mile ride on my flat bar...

In Friday I did a 75 mile ride on my flat bar hybrid on a MUP. I'm planning on doing a century over the 4th of July weekend on the same MUP and the same bike. I will say this, after 75 miles my hands...
06-21-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,233
Posted By Thomas15

I agree with this and this is my practice. I buy...

I agree with this and this is my practice. I buy a few KMC chains at a time, they are about $15 +/- and keep them around and replace when my $4 chain measure tool indicates 75%
06-18-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,135
Posted By Thomas15

There is a lot of debate back and forth on the...

There is a lot of debate back and forth on the usefulness of fluid trainers. I started riding about 18 months ago after a 25 year bicycle vacation. I rode enough last year to determine in my soul...
06-17-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,619
Posted By Thomas15

I was riding my local MUP about 3 weeks ago, on a...

I was riding my local MUP about 3 weeks ago, on a section that has about a 1% upgrade and somewhat rocky and rutted but if you know what your doing there is a line that is smooth. I'm riding my...
06-12-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,074
Posted By Thomas15

Please explain to us why aircraft (airframes) are...

Please explain to us why aircraft (airframes) are made out of aluminum. Is it because Boeing hates humanity?
06-12-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,074
Posted By Thomas15

Bicycle culture shares one thing with religion....

Bicycle culture shares one thing with religion. Many people want others to believe the same as they do. This to affirm their belief.

The truth of the matter is that you can get a very good...
06-05-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,149
Posted By Thomas15

One word: California

One word: California
06-04-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,411
Posted By Thomas15

I actually enjoy reading posts that begin with...

I actually enjoy reading posts that begin with "I'm new to the bicycling scene and I just got a smokin deal on a ....(30 year old entry level road bike). All it needs are new brakes, tires, tubes,...
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