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Forum: Introductions
02-22-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Olefeller77

Welcome Ursel . Don't let the dream die. Sounds...

Welcome Ursel . Don't let the dream die. Sounds like you are doing great. . Hope to hear from you often and if you get the chance ,share pictures of your rides.
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02-21-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 16,871
Posted By Olefeller77

3 X 8 = 24 I'm 78 and don't want to give up any...

3 X 8 = 24 I'm 78 and don't want to give up any of my gears. I see the bike companies are promoting a double or single up front. I'm sure this led to nice discounts but I want to keep my tripple.
Forum: Foo
02-19-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 420
Posted By Olefeller77

This might not be' MY 'direction to go, but I...

This might not be' MY 'direction to go, but I have a diet that I used to advise for people that tried to say that food is high priced in the U.S.A.
Go to Sam's club or similar store .Buy a 50 lb...
Forum: Introductions
02-19-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By Olefeller77

Welcome.

Welcome.
02-19-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 775
Posted By Olefeller77

I use kickstand. Surprise to me that my 7 yr old...

I use kickstand. Surprise to me that my 7 yr old great grandson thinks it would be silly not to. lol I have one out of a few that doesn't have one yet . I try to ride in out of the way places with...
02-18-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 782
Posted By Olefeller77

Hwy 84 through Colona Ill. One lane each...

Hwy 84 through Colona Ill. One lane each direction. They held out near the center to hold up traffic. I checked the newspaper the next morning to see if they were dead right.
That happened a...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By Olefeller77

Something else Topeak

Something else Topeak
Forum: For Sale
02-12-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By Olefeller77

As noted above, price would be nice as well as...

As noted above, price would be nice as well as where the bike is. It doesn't look to be last years model so how old.
02-10-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,491
Posted By Olefeller77

found a source

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I ordered a set of 6 metal spoons with hook for next to nothing with free shipping . These things are light and rust free and sweet to use. They are available all over the ebay . I've got a bunch...
02-10-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,991
Posted By Olefeller77

It has been brought up in conversations in our...

It has been brought up in conversations in our midwest area that the railroads need good help. There seems to be 2 basic requirements. The employee needs to show up for work on time . The killer...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,821
Posted By Olefeller77

I am quite fortunate. I ride 10 miles to gain...

I am quite fortunate. I ride 10 miles to gain access to a popular 65 mile long trail. That 10 miles is small town streets, paths, highway, and back roads . Lots of changing conditions. I have never...
02-09-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,903
Posted By Olefeller77

Thank you

You are appreciated.
02-09-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,903
Posted By Olefeller77

I hope I am in the proper location. How can I...

I hope I am in the proper location. How can I change items in my profile? one bike gone and 2 added. If you are able to explain . -- Thank You
02-09-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,965
Posted By Olefeller77

Smile Good point

You certainly have a point there about the same problem with shoes. The businesses that survive in those areas must get an amazing level of tolerance.
Bottom line is that I don't desire to wheel a...
02-09-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 782
Posted By Olefeller77

I'm sorry for my unacceptable strong words, It...

I'm sorry for my unacceptable strong words, It was out of place and I'll refrain from responding to these posts in the future.
I was riding with our local riding club many years ago when 2 slow...
02-08-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By Olefeller77

Have you got a friend that could assist you in...

Have you got a friend that could assist you in finding a decent older bike? Trek and giant are a couple popular brands.
02-08-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By Olefeller77

looking GREAT ! I think most of the people in...

looking GREAT ! I think most of the people in charge of letters and numbers on bicycles get their training in rail yards putting hood stuff on rail cars. lol
In the second photo there is something...
02-08-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 782
Posted By Olefeller77

https://nypost.com/video/bicyclist-p...in-the-stre...

https://nypost.com/video/bicyclist-p...in-the-street/ (https://nypost.com/video/bicyclist-pisses-everyone-off-by-legally-riding-in-the-street/)
This person is a total moron. He will be crying the...
02-08-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,965
Posted By Olefeller77

From what I have seen on the news about the...

From what I have seen on the news about the homeless epidemic with streets as bathrooms, I would expect no business in those areas would allow any bike inside.
Think about it. Is that brown spot...
02-07-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 824
Posted By Olefeller77

I have a Univega Alpina just like the photo of...

I have a Univega Alpina just like the photo of 2cam16 above. I seen it marked at $35 at an estate sale . It was real dusty and I didn't need it so passed. I got to thinking about it the next...
02-07-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,450
Posted By Olefeller77

I didn't have the patience to read all the...

I didn't have the patience to read all the responses but you should get a hand held scale designed for weighing luggage. I got one and find it quite useful. They are quite reasonable in price. Mine...
02-07-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,479
Posted By Olefeller77

I have never sat upon a tandem. I did get a shot...

I have never sat upon a tandem. I did get a shot a riding a boneshaker for a short time and enjoyed the experiance. I would consider a very short tour on a tandem if restricted to a parking lot. lol
02-05-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 458
Posted By Olefeller77

I would take it back to the dealer. My trek...

I would take it back to the dealer. My trek Marlin hyd. brakes have worked trouble free for the last 5 years. The shop should take care of it.
02-05-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,099
Posted By Olefeller77

How far is your commute? With no experience, I am...

How far is your commute? With no experience, I am surprised your work friend recommended a road bike . I would think a used Trek fx or Giant Escape type bike would be an excellent starter bike and...
02-04-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 852
Posted By Olefeller77

If I find an estate sale or yard sale close by I...

If I find an estate sale or yard sale close by I check for flannel sheets. They often sell for 50 cents or a dollar and cut up into lots of nice rags.
Forum: Introductions
01-30-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By Olefeller77

Welcome!! Please don't be a stranger. I'm...

Welcome!! Please don't be a stranger. I'm looking forward to posts of your adventures.
01-30-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,364
Posted By Olefeller77

I like the gold chain. I have a gold chain and...

I like the gold chain. I have a gold chain and gear group on my Specialized M4 S Works. In my case I could care less if gold or silver, but shows up better than black when I'm cleaning the black wet...
01-26-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,283
Posted By Olefeller77

I agree one should always call or signal when...

I agree one should always call or signal when overtaking anyone on a path. If I'm on the bike I'm heavy enough on the bike without adding a tethered dog to the mix. I try to be especially alert...
01-25-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 495
Posted By Olefeller77

Nice selection you have stowed away up there

Nice selection you have stowed away up there
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,566
Posted By Olefeller77

No road specific shoes. In fact no bicycle...

No road specific shoes. In fact no bicycle specific shoes. I find them quite overpriced and most won't fit my duck feet anyway.
01-13-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By Olefeller77

Thank you for all the comments. No surprise that...

Thank you for all the comments. No surprise that it is an entry level bike , but it is just different enough that I'm going to at least get it to the point that I can ride it around the neighborhood...
01-13-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By Olefeller77

New to me Azuki 10 speed

I had seen a yellow bike in the corner of a garage at an estate sale this weekend. It was still dressed in dust and cobwebs gained from years of storage. I had never heard of this brand and a license...
Forum: Introductions
01-12-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By Olefeller77

Welcome flyinfscotsman. Enjoy your southern...

Welcome flyinfscotsman. Enjoy your southern warmth. It is a bit chilly here as in COLD. lol
01-11-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By Olefeller77

Thank you for adding the information that Japan...

Thank you for adding the information that Japan used bikes sometimes leave the country for other markets. That struck me as interesting.
I'm betting your daughter is happy with that ride.
01-07-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 710
Views: 347,732
Posted By Olefeller77

Great use for a pair of the channel lock pliers I...

Great use for a pair of the channel lock pliers I find for a buck at some estate sales. Thank you for sharing
01-06-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,210
Posted By Olefeller77

One thing I don't recall being mentioned is- Do...

One thing I don't recall being mentioned is- Do not try to push your work hard into the buffing wheel. Let the compound do the work. Harbor Freight has the polishing compound bars. A full bar should...
01-05-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 21,287
Posted By Olefeller77

Amazon has spoke protectors. Good thing because I...

Amazon has spoke protectors. Good thing because I have a Trek 6500 without one.
01-04-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,981
Posted By Olefeller77

The shooting forums wanted me to tell exactly how...

The shooting forums wanted me to tell exactly how many firearms I have in the house.
A slick talking Nigerian tells me is the holder of a winning lottery and needs my bank acct. number to send the...
01-03-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By Olefeller77

Sounds like you should take it to the bike shop...

Sounds like you should take it to the bike shop where you got it. You mentioned that it is a new bike. That is the purpose of dealing with the local bike shop.
Forum: Commuting
12-30-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,867
Posted By Olefeller77

I am shocked that one death got more than a side...

I am shocked that one death got more than a side glance in Chicago, Illinois
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,103
Posted By Olefeller77

I hope this is not out of place. I just got a...

I hope this is not out of place. I just got a Specialized M4 S Works that has light rims fitted with Bontrager LT 3 26" X 2" tubeless tires new enough that it still wears the nibs. I was told the...
12-29-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 24,961
Views: 2,394,071
Posted By Olefeller77

I took advantage of the nice 56 degree day. Got a...

I took advantage of the nice 56 degree day. Got a late noon start on the local Mississippi river trail, so only got in just under 25 before the chill started in. I took a new to me Specialized M4 26"...
12-29-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By Olefeller77

Pick up bike front and give the wheel a spin. You...

Pick up bike front and give the wheel a spin. You should be able to locate the source of the problem. If not return to the shop where you got it.
12-28-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By Olefeller77

I got in a little less than 20 miles on my...

I got in a little less than 20 miles on my Scattanti R570. The roads getting to the river path were mostly deserted. We set records here in the Midwest quad cities. So no ice on the path.
The...
Forum: Introductions
12-27-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By Olefeller77

Welcome! The gravel bike sounds interesting....

Welcome! The gravel bike sounds interesting. Hope you share some pictures when you get the 10 posts as required.
12-24-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,227
Posted By Olefeller77

Great job on the paint job. It sure has a nice...

Great job on the paint job. It sure has a nice look. This sharing of your re-done bike has left me with some doubt if the Trek 6500 that I paid $75 for at a local yard sale for is real. Did the...
12-22-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By Olefeller77

I started an order for this saddle. When the...

I started an order for this saddle. When the shipping came to $15.00 I bailed out.
Forum: Foo
12-20-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,063
Posted By Olefeller77

Merry Christmas, one and all !!!

Merry Christmas, one and all !!!
12-20-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,243
Posted By Olefeller77

Main roads are dangerous in this area and may get...

Main roads are dangerous in this area and may get worse. Hand held phone is against the law here but most all still use them. Soon the legal dope (Weed) will probably make it worse. Some say that...
12-19-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By Olefeller77

Sure enough a fence staple . I grew up having no...

Sure enough a fence staple . I grew up having no love for them . Try driving one in a cured hedge (osage orange) fence post. All the fences on the farm I grew up on were hedge posts with those...
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