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Forum: Foo
06-15-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,070
Posted By TakingMyTime

I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree.

I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree.
Forum: Foo
06-15-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,070
Posted By TakingMyTime

I still get a kick out of friends who come to LA...

I still get a kick out of friends who come to LA and want to see Hollywood. I always ask them "why"? There's nothing to see either there or downtown. The only reason I would ever go even close to...
06-15-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By TakingMyTime

Thanks for all the input. I'll probably just...

Thanks for all the input. I'll probably just replace a few of the spokes, tighten them gently and keep my fingers crossed for now.
06-15-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By TakingMyTime

Replacing a spoke on older wheel

I have the original wheels on a 72 Schwinn Super Sport that I'm trying to make road worthy. Since I've personally never replaced a spoke or trued a wheel I wanted to reach out as to what might be my...
06-14-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 787
Posted By TakingMyTime

Maybe have someone else take the pictures for...

Maybe have someone else take the pictures for you? Are you sure you waited for the camera to focus before taking the pic?
06-14-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,545
Posted By TakingMyTime

I laugh at your $10k and raise you $7k

I laugh at your $10k and raise you $7k
06-13-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,313
Posted By TakingMyTime

When I was working, yes. I wouldn't go overboard...

When I was working, yes. I wouldn't go overboard about it but I would usually mention on Monday where I had ridden that weekend. It got to a point where several of my co-workers would ask me on a...
06-13-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,383
Posted By TakingMyTime

I always try to stay to the right as much as...

I always try to stay to the right as much as would be deemed prudent for my bike and myself. This may mean riding out in the lane or up against the edge of the road. As most of my rides are along...
06-09-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,789
Posted By TakingMyTime

I just wanted to thank every one for all the...

I just wanted to thank every one for all the tips. We just got home today from San Diego and had a great time. Cabrillo Natl Monument, Mt. Soledad, Solana Beach and a little bit of La Jolla and Old...
06-07-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,765
Posted By TakingMyTime

Don't worry. Not all of us are buying $10,500...

Don't worry. Not all of us are buying $10,500 bikes.
06-04-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 23,395
Posted By TakingMyTime

You can buy boxes of Nitrile gloves from Harbor...

You can buy boxes of Nitrile gloves from Harbor Freight for virtually nothing. They are so inexpensive that I use them all the time now. Throw a pair on, problem pretty much solved.
06-03-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,245
Posted By TakingMyTime

That's a good lookin' bike.

That's a good lookin' bike.
06-03-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,043
Posted By TakingMyTime

They vary the different level of components in...

They vary the different level of components in order to realize a certain price point for each model. Everyone does it.
05-31-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,789
Posted By TakingMyTime

Thanks for the tip. We are planning to drive...

Thanks for the tip. We are planning to drive slowly up the coast and stop whenever it strikes us.
Forum: Foo
05-30-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7,730
Views: 1,295,581
Posted By TakingMyTime

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Forum: Foo
05-30-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,325
Posted By TakingMyTime

No formal security system here. We're...

No formal security system here.

We're fortunate to live in what is considered a VERY low crime neighborhood/area. That doesn't mean we haven't had any problems, but most of them are crimes of...
Forum: Foo
05-30-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7,857
Views: 683,381
Posted By TakingMyTime

There goes a $4k camera and lens.

There goes a $4k camera and lens.
05-29-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,789
Posted By TakingMyTime

Thanks for all the great tips!

Thanks for all the great tips!
05-29-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,789
Posted By TakingMyTime

Weekend in San Diego (no bikes)

The wife and I are planning on spending a weekend in San Diego within the next couple of weeks. No bikes are coming along. We don't want to see the zoo or any amusement parks. We need a few stress...
05-29-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,546
Posted By TakingMyTime

Some carbon forks are completely carbon which...

Some carbon forks are completely carbon which means the forks and the steerer tube are carbon. Then there are carbon forks with steel steerer tubes (like yours)..

Don't worry about the terminology...
Forum: Foo
05-29-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,202
Posted By TakingMyTime

We've never had anything but an antenna on the...

We've never had anything but an antenna on the roof at our house. Over-the-air broadcasting provides everything I'm looking for or need from my TV.
05-29-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,546
Posted By TakingMyTime

Stu, Since you're just starting out again...

Stu,

Since you're just starting out again you're going to need to stick with what is comfortable to you. Personally, I do not like the look of those extensions. You could probably get somewhat...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By TakingMyTime

That's a nice story. It's nice that they were...

That's a nice story. It's nice that they were willing to help.


Sort of inline with indyfabz story and a bit off topic... I will usually check with a broken down rider with a "Need Help?" shout...
05-28-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,193
Posted By TakingMyTime

First of all. I'm glad you're ok. My second...

First of all. I'm glad you're ok.

My second thought was "Why rush it?". Is there any particular reason you need to get back on the road that wouldn't allow a little additional rest/recovery?
05-27-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 365,656
Posted By TakingMyTime

Don't put a kickstand on it whether it will fit...

Don't put a kickstand on it whether it will fit or not.
05-27-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,584
Posted By TakingMyTime

I use the gauge on my 25 y/o Trek floor pump. I...

I use the gauge on my 25 y/o Trek floor pump. I don't know if it's correct or even close but it's my point of reference. Why agonize over it. If your ride feels harsh let some air out and note...
05-27-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,671
Posted By TakingMyTime

One day while leaving my neighborhood a workman's...

One day while leaving my neighborhood a workman's pickup trucked made a (legal) turn in front of me and I noticed something flying out of the back. I raced over to where it had landed, picked it up...
Forum: Foo
05-27-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,009
Posted By TakingMyTime

Why tempt fate? Be prepared for the...

Why tempt fate?

Be prepared for the unexpected. You don't have to be carrying a full pack of emergency equipment with you, but even a fanny-pack with a phone in it is better than nothing.
...
05-26-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,498
Posted By TakingMyTime

Well, that's one of the more unusual posts I've...

Well, that's one of the more unusual posts I've seen.
Forum: Foo
05-26-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,009
Posted By TakingMyTime

Maybe it's the old Boy Scout in me but I always...

Maybe it's the old Boy Scout in me but I always try and be prepared.

No matter how mundane or safe a short day hike might seem I always take my day pack with me. It contains, among other things,...
Forum: Foo
05-26-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,445
Posted By TakingMyTime

I'm glad you brought this to my attention, I have...

I'm glad you brought this to my attention, I have some phone calls to make.
Forum: Foo
05-26-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,129
Posted By TakingMyTime

My first reaction is... That sounds stupid. ...

My first reaction is... That sounds stupid.

How many cycles do they go through before they're taken out of rotation? Disclaimer: I've never been to one of there stores and wouldn't even know...
05-26-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,529
Posted By TakingMyTime

All I can say is that I'm very happy with my 520....

All I can say is that I'm very happy with my 520. I bought mine knowing that I wouldn't be using many of the functions but I wanted something I could grow into. I still don't have a power meter, I...
Replies: 24
Views: 2,242
Posted By TakingMyTime

Whenever I hear a story like this it really...

Whenever I hear a story like this it really breaks my heart. My biggest concern would be that you get a fair price for the items you are selling. Obviously if you need the money soon you're not...
05-25-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,540
Posted By TakingMyTime

Means nothing. I always use a different name on...

Means nothing. I always use a different name on every website that requires a login. I belong to so many I stopped trying to be innovative and witty and usually just enter the first thing that...
05-23-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,508
Posted By TakingMyTime

On my FX I have a Bontrager BackRack with a...

On my FX I have a Bontrager BackRack with a TopPeak expandable trunk bag on top.

I carry the usual repair tools one might need on a ride of 20-40 miles. It's mostly used to carry clothing in. ...
05-23-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,330
Posted By TakingMyTime

Both the wife and I eat a large helping of...

Both the wife and I eat a large helping of oatmeal each day. I do it for breakfast and she takes one into work for lunch. By now I think we've tried just about everything imaginable to put in our...
05-20-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By TakingMyTime

Awesome and Congrats. 20 miles is nothing to...

Awesome and Congrats. 20 miles is nothing to sneeze at.
Forum: Foo
05-17-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,910
Posted By TakingMyTime

Sacramento? About the only thing I can think...

Sacramento? About the only thing I can think that it has going for it is that you can jump on several highways and be out in the middle of nowhere or up in the mountain in an hour. As a place to...
05-17-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,698
Posted By TakingMyTime

We have 6 bikes in the garage. 3 of them are...

We have 6 bikes in the garage. 3 of them are ridden regularly. I will usually buy almost any spare part if I find it at a highly discounted price. Most of the bikes are of the same era and most of...
05-17-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By TakingMyTime

I would have got rid of the doctor instead of the...

I would have got rid of the doctor instead of the bike!

Honestly, I would get a 2nd opinion.
05-15-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By TakingMyTime

In your other post you also were having a problem...

In your other post you also were having a problem with the authenticity of this frame. Regardless of that issue.... by the level and depth of your question I would seriously think about having a...
Forum: Touring
05-15-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 843
Posted By TakingMyTime

I may have read that wrong. He probably means...

I may have read that wrong. He probably means leaving in 2-3 years.

I just hope they do have 2-3 years to prep.
Forum: Touring
05-15-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 843
Posted By TakingMyTime

First, you may want to have this thread moved to...

First, you may want to have this thread moved to the Touring sub-forum.

Next, although my hat's off to you, that's a pretty tall request from someone without any experience. I would definitely...
Forum: Foo
05-14-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By TakingMyTime

I too have felt indifferent towards those who...

I too have felt indifferent towards those who have insulted or belittled me.

I'm not proud of it, but I'm also not torn by it.
05-14-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By TakingMyTime

Virtually every model level of an FX is for sale...

Virtually every model level of an FX is for sale in the Los Angeles / Orange County area. There's something like 20 of them for sale right now.

I never said it wasn't "ridable". From my...
05-14-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By TakingMyTime

Check C/L. There are usually a ton of current FX...

Check C/L. There are usually a ton of current FX models in very good condition for sale. It's one of those bikes that people buy expecting to take up the sport and then they just sit in their...
05-13-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By TakingMyTime

I would go with the 2018 Giant Escape. Not a bad...

I would go with the 2018 Giant Escape. Not a bad price and it is a newer model. Other than that... go with whatever you want. You stated the the Escape has lower end components and I would say that's...
05-13-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,409
Posted By TakingMyTime

20+ years ago I ran for an hour 6 days a week. I...

20+ years ago I ran for an hour 6 days a week. I loved it and couldn't imagine every stopping, but I did. I've tried to get back into it multiple times but I just don't think it's in me any more. ...
05-13-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 799
Posted By TakingMyTime

Congrats to them. They are living my dream.

Congrats to them. They are living my dream.
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