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07-10-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,420
Posted By trackhub

Yes. And if you try to tell them otherwise, and...

Yes. And if you try to tell them otherwise, and even point it out in state law, they want to argue about it. Weird how
that works.
07-10-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,420
Posted By trackhub

I second that.

I second that.
07-10-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,057
Posted By trackhub

What's the dumbest thing another bicyclist has told you?

I'll begin with one of the great standards:
-I always ride on the left, so I can see the cars coming at me.
-It came with reflectors, so I don't need any lights.
-I only ride on the sidewalk, so I...
03-22-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,295
Posted By trackhub

You should find them, clean them up and use them....

You should find them, clean them up and use them. The look on peoples' faces when they see this is
worth it. And,, I think they stimulate the brain. I could be wrong.

You know you are old when...
01-23-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,295
Posted By trackhub

Don't forget "Hon". As in "Ok Hon!" :foo: ...

Don't forget "Hon". As in "Ok Hon!" :foo:

You know you are old when you own a slide rule, and you still know how to use it.
11-20-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,023
Posted By trackhub

In decades of Bicycling, and yes, driving too, I...

In decades of Bicycling, and yes, driving too, I have learned that very stupid people, and hyper-aggressive types, can drive anything, from old battered pickups to expensive European SUVs.
Makes,...
08-13-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,108
Posted By trackhub

livedarklions, thank you for posting this photo...

livedarklions, thank you for posting this photo and information. I no longer live in the area. If I did, I would have swung by the store
to thank them, and say goodbye. I was a customer there for...
07-10-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,584
Posted By trackhub

My Bridgestone was an ebay find. I wanted either...

My Bridgestone was an ebay find. I wanted either a vintage Bridgestone, or a vintage Trek. The Frame, finish and most of the components were in excellent condition.
I did most of the rebuild myself,...
07-05-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,584
Posted By trackhub

I no longer live in the Boston area. If I had...

I no longer live in the Boston area. If I had known they were closing, I would have stopped in to say goodbye. It is indeed sad to lose a good LBS, especially one that has been in business
so long,...
12-17-17, 10:12 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,011
Posted By trackhub

:thumb: How about this: As cyclists tire of...

:thumb:

How about this: As cyclists tire of everything being mass-produced, a huge increase in the number
of custom frame builders? :)
12-17-17, 10:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,006
Posted By trackhub

My bad on Blackburn. I thought they were gone....

My bad on Blackburn. I thought they were gone. But... Are they still the same company, or has it become
one of those names that has been bought and sold? This happens so frequently, it is difficult...
12-12-17, 02:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,006
Posted By trackhub

Cycling companies from the past...

This has likely been done in the past, but what the heck..

Cycling companies that vanished.

-Rhode Gear. Best known for the flickstand. They also made helmets, racks, and clothes.
-Balin...
12-10-16, 10:07 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,295
Posted By trackhub

These are always interesting threads. Like...

These are always interesting threads.

Like many here, I grew up during the 60s. We were now what are referred to as "Free Range Children". This is to say we simply did our own thing. We rode our...
10-09-16, 09:20 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,656
Posted By trackhub

Guess I'll toss my 2 worth in on this: My...

Guess I'll toss my 2 worth in on this:

My experience, in both cycling and driving, is that the most aggressive drivers in my area are either young Honda drivers, or drivers of Jeep Grand...
04-29-16, 04:29 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,908
Posted By trackhub

I've been running my niterider Lumina 550, in...

I've been running my niterider Lumina 550, in flash mode, during the day, for several years now.
Yes, it works. Definitely gets you noticed in busy traffic situation, or on morning commutes when...
03-29-16, 06:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,996
Posted By trackhub

I envy you sir! I have three years to go.

I envy you sir! I have three years to go.
03-27-16, 06:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,743
Posted By trackhub

I keep hearing that it rains a lot, but the place...

I keep hearing that it rains a lot, but the place is packed with young techno-nerd types.
I've also heard that Seattle has some great restaurants.
03-27-16, 06:03 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 9,846
Posted By trackhub

A good point. Luckily, my LBS loves old,...

A good point.

Luckily, my LBS loves old, vintage, and unusual stuff. In fact, they specialize (pun not intended) in it.
03-26-16, 08:23 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,701
Posted By trackhub

Only two reasons: -First, the aforementioned...

Only two reasons:

-First, the aforementioned road-rash reduction. It really does help with cleanup and dressing
of wounds.

-Second, Most ladies like it. A lot. :D Perhaps the best reason of...
03-23-16, 06:58 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 9,846
Posted By trackhub

What the heck, this looks like it could be fun! ...

What the heck, this looks like it could be fun!

A young dude is commuting to work on a vintage 3-speed.
-Bike lover: "Oh man, that is one fine old 3-speed."
-Bike snob: "I cannot believe anyone...
03-20-16, 09:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,530
Posted By trackhub

My Gunnar is Reynolds 853. You can still get it,...

My Gunnar is Reynolds 853. You can still get it, if you are willing to pay the price and wait a little. Local frame builder, Peter Mooney, will make your custom frame from Reynolds, Columbus, or...
03-16-16, 07:25 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 18,309
Posted By trackhub

Kueffel and Esser made some very lovely slide...

Kueffel and Esser made some very lovely slide rules. My first and perhaps, best
was my all metal (aluminum) Pickett. Most other HS students were happy to get
one of the plastic student models, but...
03-16-16, 07:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,530
Posted By trackhub

Welcome back! :thumb: Meanwhile check out...

Welcome back! :thumb:

Meanwhile check out this very lovely offering from Bianchi. Link to it. (https://www.bianchiusa.com/bikes/road/all-road/eroica/)
Pricey, yes, but my-oh-my. I like the...
03-14-16, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By trackhub

The movie "Pi the Movie" is well worth the...

The movie "Pi the Movie" is well worth the rental, for those who have not seen it
Black and white, stark photography. Good for when you tire of chase scenes, and
stuff getting blown up.
...
03-14-16, 02:24 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 18,309
Posted By trackhub

But these threads are always so enjoyable... ...

But these threads are always so enjoyable...

-You still have a slide rule, and you still know how to use it. (In my case, yes to both)

-You remember when the so-called "concierge medical...
03-06-16, 05:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,903
Posted By trackhub

That sir, is awesome! :thumb:

That sir, is awesome! :thumb:
03-05-16, 02:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,903
Posted By trackhub

It is interesting / amazing at how the bike...

It is interesting / amazing at how the bike business has changed. I love the vintage, early 80s Treks. Back then, they were truly special, being made of Reynolds steel,
at their small factory in...
02-21-16, 03:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,131
Posted By trackhub

I did that, putting baseball cards in my spokes....

I did that, putting baseball cards in my spokes. I think everyone did.

Remember when the coolest kid around, was the one with the Schwinn Lemon Peeler, or some similar model? Of course, the very...
02-19-16, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,220
Posted By trackhub

one4smoke, all the advice here is good. I'm...

one4smoke, all the advice here is good. I'm afraid though, that as you age, the cold will simply bother you more, and
there is not a heck of a lot you can do about it. I used to ride regularly in...
02-19-16, 08:34 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 24,467
Posted By trackhub

I was. Delivered the Boston Herald American....

I was. Delivered the Boston Herald American. (Now, just "The Herald") Boston used to have the Herald, Boston Globe, Record American, and The Traveler.
I did my route on a small coaster brake bike....
02-12-16, 05:15 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,159
Posted By trackhub

My Gunnar Street Dog was built at Harris Cyclery,...

My Gunnar Street Dog was built at Harris Cyclery, by Sheldon Brown. I have been riding it since October, 2000.

-I love riding fixed. Never looked back.
-Steel frame. Toe clips and straps. No...
12-15-15, 08:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,678
Posted By trackhub

I have yet to figure out the scoring system here,...

I have yet to figure out the scoring system here, but I believe that is a +1000.
12-15-15, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 726,645
Posted By trackhub

Alright,, someone has to say it.. "Leave the gun....

Alright,, someone has to say it.. "Leave the gun. Take the Cannoli". :D
12-15-15, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 726,645
Posted By trackhub

Fantastic! :thumb: Richard Schwinn would be...

Fantastic! :thumb: Richard Schwinn would be proud. Heck, if you are on photobucket, maybe
he's seen these.
12-15-15, 08:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,678
Posted By trackhub

This thread has hit on one of my pet peeves. Yes,...

This thread has hit on one of my pet peeves. Yes, I'm a light geek, I admit it.
That said, jon c. has said it best. Your advice would not be well received at all.
Best hope is that a LEO spots...
11-30-15, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 726,645
Posted By trackhub

Black and white, with a little Film Noir touch. ...

Black and white, with a little Film Noir touch. Nicely done.
11-30-15, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 726,645
Posted By trackhub

I am curious about something: Is anyone still...

I am curious about something: Is anyone still shooting on film? My favorite camera is, and will always be, my Nikon FM2. Manual everything, and built
very solidly. And there is just something...
11-30-15, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3,306
Views: 853,084
Posted By trackhub

I concur! Give me steel, and don't even think...

I concur! Give me steel, and don't even think about giving me anything else.
11-22-15, 05:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,104
Posted By trackhub

In MA, we recently had a Drunken road rage...

In MA, we recently had a Drunken road rage incident in which someone was killed. The perpetrator in this incident is 67 years old.
Link to story...
11-20-15, 09:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,151
Posted By trackhub

Welcome aboard the world of night riding! ...

Welcome aboard the world of night riding! :thumb: I think you are going to find that night riding gives you a whole new
pleasurable experience in riding. You will especially enjoy it when the...
11-10-15, 06:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,938
Posted By trackhub

I've been night riding for years, and I find it...

I've been night riding for years, and I find it most enjoyable. With today's headlight technology, there is really no reason not to enjoy night riding.
I am a big fan of Niterider Lumina series...
11-02-15, 07:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,850
Posted By trackhub

That's very good! :roflmao2:

That's very good! :roflmao2:
10-31-15, 01:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,913
Posted By trackhub

Bingo, you said it best. And is it just me, or do...

Bingo, you said it best. And is it just me, or do these reports seem to come in waves, or phases? And yes, the plains Indians somehow managed
to survive on Buffalo meat for centuries.

Eat,...
10-16-15, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By trackhub

I was kind of hoping for Flying Monkeys....

I was kind of hoping for Flying Monkeys....
10-16-15, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,698
Posted By trackhub

I've been running this Portland Design Works...

I've been running this Portland Design Works "Danger Zone" light for a few years now. I clamp it to the seat stay.
MA has some rough roads, and I have bit my share of bumps and potholes. I have yet...
10-09-15, 12:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,104
Posted By trackhub

What follows is just my 2: After four decades...

What follows is just my 2: After four decades of driving, and even longer cycling, I have come to the conclusion that jerk-holes can be observed driving anything.
We've all crabbed about drivers...
10-04-15, 09:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,059
Posted By trackhub

Having a PCP who is a cyclist is like finding a...

Having a PCP who is a cyclist is like finding a gold mine. OK, maybe not that great, but you understand. My previous
PCP was a cyclist who rode to his Cambridge office from his home in Brookline. He...
09-28-15, 05:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,104
Posted By trackhub

While this data base does seem like a good idea,...

While this data base does seem like a good idea, I-Like-To-Bike does have an excellent point: There is a strong likelihood of many
"false positives".
09-28-15, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Posted By trackhub

I headed out at 9:15. Rode about for a bit, then...

I headed out at 9:15. Rode about for a bit, then headed up to a local college campus, that is built up the side of a hill.
Great viewing! Took it all in until 10:15. Bedtime does call, after all....
09-26-15, 08:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,306
Posted By trackhub

For what it's worth, it is indeed illegal to ride...

For what it's worth, it is indeed illegal to ride on a sidewalk in MA, in a "Zoned business district". Outside
a zoned business district, sidewalk riding is permitted, unless regulated by local...
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