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07-22-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,860
Posted By PJay120

Besides this hypothetical about inducing a...

Besides this hypothetical about inducing a seizure, which seems to be a non-issue, there are two real problems with blinking lights:
First. As someone has noted, the human brain will detect the...
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By PJay120

To help sell the bike, I would raise the saddle...

To help sell the bike, I would raise the saddle to be at least a couple inches higher than the handlebars. Look at other road bike posted.
This is how a good fit will end up being. If shoppers see...
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By PJay120

If it were mine, and I was crazy enough to sell,...

If it were mine, and I was crazy enough to sell, versus flex on all the haters around here, I would post it at $400, and see if I get a nibble. That thing is awesome.
07-16-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By PJay120

This is a serious question. Can you not pry...

This is a serious question.
Can you not pry these anchors out of concrete with a crowbar? Is there some part of it so that a crowbar cannot get in between anchor and ground, or would the screws hold...
07-15-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By PJay120

I can almost guarantee that his problem is low...

I can almost guarantee that his problem is low pressure and the resulting pinch flats.

You may or may not know that a good habit is to examine the tube and tire of each flat to diagnose the...
07-07-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 515
Posted By PJay120

Here is an idea: gather some low cost or free...

Here is an idea:
gather some low cost or free bikes;
figure out if any of the parts will bring any money on Ebay;
sell some of those parts;
take that money and buy some more low cost bikes.

My...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By PJay120

is DMV delmarva?

is DMV delmarva?
06-24-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,101
Posted By PJay120

great -

doing great! hiking today - no cycling.
06-24-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,101
Posted By PJay120

[if this post is honest] just keep riding! ...

[if this post is honest] just keep riding!

If you do consider giving up cycling, consider being a jockey.
06-15-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 907
Posted By PJay120

wow. judgmental.

judgmental.

what if this guy is an ER doc in a poor community, where he gets modest pay and saves lives of needy people every day? And his colleagues beg him to take a well-needed vacay so he does...
06-15-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By PJay120

Duh. Others noted this, and I forgot: bike pump....

Duh. Others noted this, and I forgot: bike pump. To fill up tube, if you flat.
There are "frame pumps," / portable small pumps, plus "floor pumps," what you will keep in your garage. Frame pumps are...
06-15-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By PJay120

Hi! Congrats! That bike is a pile of garbage. I...

Hi! Congrats!
That bike is a pile of garbage. I will buy it off of you for $50, just to help you out.
--Just kidding--
seriously:
Here are some things to figure out.

Get a helmet! Always use...
06-12-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By PJay120

26 inch tires are obsolete. OK, got it.

26 inch tires are obsolete. OK, got it.
06-12-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By PJay120

26 inch wheels are not obsolete...

26 inch wheels are not obsolete...the OP is looking at a mountain bike. as you say. Don't scare the guy.
It is rare for a road bike. Nowhere does the OP say he wants a road bike.
06-12-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,742
Posted By PJay120

You should have spare bikes like SRV has spare...

You should have spare bikes like SRV has spare guitars in this video, at the 2 minute mark...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2ou-WIxfLY
Replies: 16
Views: 715
Posted By PJay120

My opinion is that it was a decent and...

My opinion is that it was a decent and serviceable, but not high-level, frame. Lugs are nice. Not mass-produced in China. An entry level all-around road frame. It is sad to lose a bike you...
06-12-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 928
Posted By PJay120

Kids can get their bike out of the tray much...

Kids can get their bike out of the tray much easier than off the hanging rack.

The hanging rack almost cannot accommodate mountain bike frames. [There is a bar you can add to go from seat post to...
06-12-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By PJay120

Either is fine. But the wider tire will make a...

Either is fine. But the wider tire will make a big difference in any loose gravel, mud, or sand. I would suggest go with the one with wider tire, and if you end up doing a lot of miles, and want to...
06-12-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By PJay120

Great work! It is hard finding bikes in these...

Great work!
It is hard finding bikes in these sizes! About a year ago I got a Terry Symmetry, the well-known model with the 24" front wheel.
Full Campy! I kept telling him his bike was way better...
06-11-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,742
Posted By PJay120

subtracting....what?

"Subtracting" would involve getting rid of a bike.
That does not make sense.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By PJay120

"TOO FAST" radar sign on bike trail!

This is funny! In Harris County (Houston area) Texas, we have the Spring Creek Greenway. 16 miles of nice, paved trail along Spring Creek, from I-45 to I-59.
I am getting my son into road biking,...
06-11-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,742
Posted By PJay120

There is a formula for that.

I did teach my son, who has been road-biking with me for about a year, the formula for how many bikes you should have. Most know this, but a refresher is good now and then.
Let n = number of bikes...
06-09-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 603
Posted By PJay120

Thanks, everyone! I will be undaunted by the...

Thanks, everyone!
I will be undaunted by the sneers of the cool mountain bikers! And, I will speak down to them, in a European Language!

I have maybe had a problem once with a presta valve, but...
06-09-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 603
Posted By PJay120

This doesn't really work. If the tube is very...

This doesn't really work. If the tube is very low, it can be pressed like that. But if it has gone from say 50psi to 25, there is just enough pressure to keep from being pressed well.

Part of my...
06-09-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By PJay120

Me, if the local bike looks good, I would prefer...

Me, if the local bike looks good, I would prefer that over the mail order that has to be assembled, and does not include extra stuff.

Plus: SPIKED TIRES!!!!
06-09-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 603
Posted By PJay120

Any reason to not use Presta on mountain bike?

Hi. I know road bikes, but my kids have mountain bikes. I like using the nut on presta valves to hold it in place while inflating, if needed.
On mountain bikes, this is really needed. I hate going...
05-14-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 640
Posted By PJay120

I agree with the Neutrogena for the face, and...

I agree with the Neutrogena for the face, and Coppertone Sport for body.
If it is just ot be at the pool or for the kids, I just use the Walmart Equate. In the Old Days, I liked their No-Ad. For the...
05-14-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By PJay120

It is sort of a dismount button. They were first...

It is sort of a dismount button. They were first developed by Astin Martin.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGwTx8gXXnc
04-22-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,284
Posted By PJay120

Is that hydroxychloroquine drug banned? Is that...

Is that hydroxychloroquine drug banned? Is that the problem?
02-24-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,218
Posted By PJay120

Maybe this is just Quntana's wheelhouse. We know...

Maybe this is just Quntana's wheelhouse. We know he can ride mountains, but he has failed to match the TdF hype for him - he seems good but not great in those TdF latter stages in the mountains.
02-05-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 308
Posted By PJay120

Yes, for vehicle. Might weigh 20 pounds? 25...

Yes, for vehicle. Might weigh 20 pounds? 25 pounds?
02-05-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 308
Posted By PJay120

good ideas. this is what i am working with

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02-05-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,521
Posted By PJay120

I just looked at the stages. Stage 11 might be...

I just looked at the stages. Stage 11 might be better - while we might think early-race flat sprinters stages are boring, they are exciting at the finish. And the open straight away at the end should...
02-05-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,521
Posted By PJay120

I believe the tour has an entire parade that...

I believe the tour has an entire parade that precedes it. So, you could be at the finish, and see this parade and then see the riders come in.
If you are at the finish, then you could follow th...
02-05-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,521
Posted By PJay120

A one-piece women's swim suit will work, as well....

A one-piece women's swim suit will work, as well.

If you go with the devil suit, improvise some type of pitchfork as well.
02-05-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 308
Posted By PJay120

Rubber / cushion for home-made metal bike carrier -

Hi, everyone - I bought a used home-made bike carrier from someone local. He welded this years ago from 1 inch square metal rods.
He had some kin dof rubber coating on the metal to protect the bike,...
Forum: Texas
12-15-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By PJay120

I am late on this. But a great ride is this: from...

I am late on this. But a great ride is this: from the Alamo, do the Alamo Trail, all the way south past I-10, etc. Stop at a couple of the missions. Then back.
Forum: Texas
12-15-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By PJay120

On first look, I agree with Flangehead's...

On first look, I agree with Flangehead's suggestion. Why is it not that way? Is there some legal barrier?
I grew up in Spring Branch - we used to play in the drainage creek of "segment 3." I am now...
11-29-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,017
Posted By PJay120

electric car tire pumps - has to be bog enough

I got one of those electric car tire pumps. Plug into cigarette lighter type.
It overheated and burned out before finishing fourth car tire. So, I took it back and got credit toward the next bigger...
10-17-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 897
Posted By PJay120

Hi - no go on that. I did get a second in fairly...

Hi - no go on that. I did get a second in fairly far away - when I got the screw driver in there and starting sliding along rim edge, that made it want to lap out, and things were easy from that...
10-17-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 897
Posted By PJay120

oversized rim -

thanks. in looking up this wheel size and tire, i came across a couple posts that made me wonder whether this particular wheel is a bit too big. The bike calls for a 24 x 1 wheel which should be a...
10-17-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 897
Posted By PJay120

yes -

thanks. yes, i have another tire ordered. it is a mountain bike tire, 1 1/8 x 24. --It would be a real change to have to be ready for this elaborate difficulty on the road. This is my son's bike - I...
10-16-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 897
Posted By PJay120

Tips - hard-to-change tire -

Hello - I have a tire that is very hard to get off and back on. Please post tips for making this easier - including tips that can be done out on the road. I have never had this much trouble.
This is...
09-13-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By PJay120

thick, slick paint -

i will start with 0000 and work up. This paint is pretty thick and slick and glossy.
09-13-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By PJay120

Joe's answer: whatever these guys are using.. ...

Joe's answer: whatever these guys are using..

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09-13-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By PJay120

will do!

I will follow these ideas! I have thought about scuffing handlebar. I think it is steel, so I worry about rust if I scuff through paint enough.
I think we have hairspray with alcohol. BTW - another...
09-12-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By PJay120

L hand grip slipping on BMX / trick bike. Duct tape fail.

Hello - I got my son a BMX bike. With those straight pipe handle bars. We put new grips on it. The left is very secure, but the right slides around really easily. I tried putting a wrap of duct tape...
09-03-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 807
Posted By PJay120

On the TT, no one to help Quintana,Q drops like a...

On the TT, no one to help Quintana,Q drops like a rock.
09-03-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 807
Posted By PJay120

Vuelta st 9, could either Valverde or Soler be #1?

In / after Vuelta stage 9, could Valverde have been #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) ? If they didn't have to be coddling Quintana? It took both of them,...
08-28-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,682
Posted By PJay120

I have read a lot of this epidemiology. I...

I have read a lot of this epidemiology.
I believe fruit juice should be considered to be in the same nutrition category as "sugary drinks," not "fruits and vegetables."

First: yes, the fiber in...
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