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Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 02:05 AM
Replies: 2,797
Views: 462,178
Posted By Jon T

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Yes, that's the Queen Mary hiding behind the saddle.
07-09-21, 02:16 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,952
Posted By Jon T

I don't understand all the hate towards the...

I don't understand all the hate towards the Maillard Helicomatic system. I have an '84 Peugeot PH10LE that I bought new. I'm still riding the Helicomatic system (13-28) and the Sedisport chain that...
03-23-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,521
Posted By Jon T

Teach it the lyrics and maybe it'll stop...

Teach it the lyrics and maybe it'll stop whistling. (Sorry--couldn't resist).
Jon
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,844
Posted By Jon T

A 1941 Johnson rifle to compliment my M1 Garand...

A 1941 Johnson rifle to compliment my M1 Garand collection.
Jon
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,696
Posted By Jon T

I'll never be convinced that I need to stop...

I'll never be convinced that I need to stop riding steel or using dt shifters. Been doing both for 50-plus years. There's nothing wrong with my 35 year old Pug that I bought new. Like the saying...
11-04-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,693
Posted By Jon T

It should be covered under "Comprehensive"....

It should be covered under "Comprehensive". That's the "catch-all" for items not specifically listed.
Jon
10-31-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,434
Posted By Jon T

My '84 Pug. My N bike. Bought it new for $189....

My '84 Pug. My N bike. Bought it new for $189. Amortize that over 35 years--I think that was a good deal.
Jon
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,048
Posted By Jon T

The first thing to evaluate/work on is probably...

The first thing to evaluate/work on is probably the motor itself. All the new bikes and upgrades in the world won't help if the motor isn't tuned and hitting on all the cylinders. I'm just...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2,797
Views: 462,178
Posted By Jon T

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From today's ride. Long Beach, Ca. Jon
10-09-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2,530
Views: 895,503
Posted By Jon T

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Me and my N bike. Bought new in '85.
10-09-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 835,586
Posted By Jon T

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This is what this "old person" rides. My N bike. Bought new in '85....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 27,185
Views: 17,762,674
Posted By Jon T

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This is it. My N bike. Bought new in '85. Jon
10-09-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 74,685
Posted By Jon T

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I think I got it figured out.
Thanks mech. Bought the bike, jersey...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,651
Posted By Jon T

THAT has got to be the mofuggliest BSO I've ever...

THAT has got to be the mofuggliest BSO I've ever seen. I hope my eyes don't start bleedin'.
Jon
09-05-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,265
Posted By Jon T

Just keep riding. Ride for fun. The "table...

Just keep riding. Ride for fun. The "table muscle" will start coming off.
Jon
09-03-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 18,934
Posted By Jon T

Not familiar with them but if "underwear" is in...

Not familiar with them but if "underwear" is in the product description, well, sounds to me like they're underwear. Ride on, friend, and tell everyone they're responsible for their own therapy.
As...
08-20-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,661
Posted By Jon T

I'm 64 yo. I'm on warfarin for that very reason....

I'm 64 yo. I'm on warfarin for that very reason. It's called DVT's, commonly known as blood clots. Go see a vascular specialist. At the very least get compression stockings and wear them religiously....
08-17-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,057
Posted By Jon T

Yah, or something. 64 yo, spent 40 of 'em in a...

Yah, or something. 64 yo, spent 40 of 'em in a machine shop and have tinitus so bad I can't hear myself think. It was meant as a joke--sorry you took it wrong. Wanna' ignore me? I'm sure you're not...
08-15-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 74,685
Posted By Jon T

I'm gonna' hafta' join the retro ride one of...

I'm gonna' hafta' join the retro ride one of these times. I ride an '84 Peugeot PH10LE that I bought new. It still looks and runs as good as the day I bought it, and yes, it still wears the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 25,406
Posted By Jon T

+1000 Jon

+1000
Jon
07-28-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,029
Posted By Jon T

I have that exact stand, also with the CYCLE PRO...

I have that exact stand, also with the CYCLE PRO label. I've had it over 30 years. For the occasional full build and truing it works just fine.
Jon
07-22-19, 11:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,046
Posted By Jon T

Cat Ears

I've spent the better part of the last 40 years working in a machine shop. As a result, my hearing sucks BIG time and I have tinitis. I can't hear a damn thing on my rides other than the wind rushing...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 28,989
Posted By Jon T

I'm already a C&V'er so no BFD, But (I'll say it...

I'm already a C&V'er so no BFD, But (I'll say it again) if I ever get to the point where I need an ebike or recumbent--someone just shoot me, please.
Jon
07-18-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,135
Posted By Jon T

Nope. I won't ride a plastic bicycle any more...

Nope. I won't ride a plastic bicycle any more than I'd drive a plastic car.
Jon
07-16-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,168
Posted By Jon T

Got'cha beat--my one and only bike is an '84 Pug...

Got'cha beat--my one and only bike is an '84 Pug that I bought new. Still running the Helicomatic drive and friction shifters it came with. No plans to retire or replace it or add any more. It ain't...
07-13-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,168
Posted By Jon T

I'm 64 yo. All I have ever used is DT friction...

I'm 64 yo. All I have ever used is DT friction shifting. After awile it becomes like playing the trombone--you just know where it is.
Jon
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,937
Posted By Jon T

That 20 yo computer is not lacking in any thing...

That 20 yo computer is not lacking in any thing FOR ME. I'm 64 yo. I'm not in training for any thing. It tells ME every thing I need/want to know. I don't care about cadence (if it feels good, I do...
06-30-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,098
Posted By Jon T

Change it to friction shifting then there will be...

Change it to friction shifting then there will be no battery worries.
Jon
06-26-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,501
Posted By Jon T

I wouldn't even THINK about riding without tape. ...

I wouldn't even THINK about riding without tape.
Jon
06-26-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,677
Posted By Jon T

If I ever get to the point where I need an ebike,...

If I ever get to the point where I need an ebike, or worse, a recumbent, I hope some one just shoots me.
Jon
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,464
Posted By Jon T

Take out the wheel qr's. Thoroughly saturate them...

Take out the wheel qr's. Thoroughly saturate them with oil. Wipe off the excess oil. Reinstall. Make sure they're tight. Go ride. I'd bet heavily the noise will be gone.
Jon
05-20-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 53,257
Posted By Jon T

This^^^^^EXACTLY! And just for the record--not...

This^^^^^EXACTLY! And just for the record--not everyone (myself included) is a weight-weenie.
Jon
Forum: Touring
05-15-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,262
Posted By Jon T

I recommend you rethink your plans to move back...

I recommend you rethink your plans to move back to SoCal. I personally can't wait to get out. Too many people, too much traffic, too-high housing costs, etc., etc., ad nauseum. I can't wait 'til...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,519
Posted By Jon T

It is indeed, a pin for hanging the chain when...

It is indeed, a pin for hanging the chain when the rear wheel is removed. I have one on my '84 Pug and it comes in handy sometimes.
Jon
04-24-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 31,696
Posted By Jon T

Index= Trumpet. There are valves for the...

Index= Trumpet. There are valves for the different notes.
Friction=Trombone. You move the slide 'til you get there.
Over time, friction shifting becomes like playing the trombone-you just know...
12-08-18, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,484
Posted By Jon T

You're better off using a micrometer than a...

You're better off using a micrometer than a caliper--they're MUCH more accurate. Divide the diameter (inch measurement) by .03937 to get the diameter in mm's. There are 25.4 mm's in an inch.
Jon
11-10-18, 09:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,298
Posted By Jon T

Muzzle-loaders "ball screw". Great idea....

Muzzle-loaders "ball screw". Great idea. Available where ever black powder supplies are sold.
Jon
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