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07-01-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,064
Posted By leob1

I did the same thing, it was easier using the...

I did the same thing, it was easier using the 'special tool', but using an alternative method worked just as well.
07-01-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 934
Posted By leob1

Crocs helped me with my PF. Don't know if they...

Crocs helped me with my PF. Don't know if they cured it, but they where the most comfortable things I could wear.
05-23-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,409
Posted By leob1

Some time life gets in the way.

Some time life gets in the way.
05-17-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,563
Posted By leob1

I've been riding a Specialized Roubaix for a few...

I've been riding a Specialized Roubaix for a few years, it has 'endurance' geometry. It is comfortable for me, and I enjoy riding it. I'm 65.
My advice is to do some test rides! Go to a few bike...
05-09-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,280
Posted By leob1

Or contact the manufacturer?

Or contact the manufacturer?
04-25-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By leob1

Do they NEED compressionless housing? No they...

Do they NEED compressionless housing? No they don't need to have it to work.
IMHO and experience they will work better with compressionless housing.
02-17-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,135
Posted By leob1

If my wife had her way, the cycling clothes would...

If my wife had her way, the cycling clothes would be washed separately, on the gentle cycle, dried half way on low, the air dried the rest of the way.
I just shove it in with all my other stuff,...
Forum: Northeast
01-13-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,935
Posted By leob1

Found a vintage Ibis Hakkalugi there for $100. ...

Found a vintage Ibis Hakkalugi there for $100. Too bad it was too big for me.
01-07-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,866
Posted By leob1

I volunteer at a charity bike shop, all of our...

I volunteer at a charity bike shop, all of our product come from donations. We take anything, I've seen bike in every imaginable condition, from brand new to probably have been under salt water. ...
01-03-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,040
Posted By leob1

I have a couple of co2 inflators, of different...

I have a couple of co2 inflators, of different brands, they work fine. They do take practice, but it's not difficult to use, once or twice is all it takes. A canister will more than fill a 700x25...
11-17-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 794
Posted By leob1

Another vote for waterless hand cleaner. GOOP,...

Another vote for waterless hand cleaner. GOOP, Fast Orange, etc. Scour the stain with the hand cleaner, then rinse with water. I've removed some set in chain grease stains this way.
YMMV
11-12-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,624
Posted By leob1

In early 1980 I bought my first 'good' bike, a...

In early 1980 I bought my first 'good' bike, a Centurion Super Elite, for $400.00. it was a '79 left over, and just happened to be my size. Most folks I knew were stunned that I spent $400 on a...
10-18-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,692
Posted By leob1

A friend of mine asked me how fast I go, I was...

A friend of mine asked me how fast I go, I was uncomfortable answering. How fast, or slow, I go has no bearing on how fast he goes. I'm just glad he's out there doing something.
And the same goes...
08-05-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,560
Posted By leob1

When do you want to flat?

We all get flats, and it's never the right time, so...
08-03-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,691
Posted By leob1

A guy comes into the shop, "I NEED A SEAT POLE!" ...

A guy comes into the shop, "I NEED A SEAT POLE!"
A what?
"SEAT POLE!"
A what pole?
"Seat pole, holds the seat to the bike!"
Oh, you mean a 'seat post'!
"YEAH, SEAT POLE"
Seat post!
"SEAT...
07-27-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,192
Posted By leob1

One of my local movie theaters has a senior...

One of my local movie theaters has a senior discount for those over 62. My wife is still under 60, while the discount applies to me. We went to the theater get to the ticket counter, she asks for...
07-21-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,704
Posted By leob1

I used one once, I just happened to get a flat...

I used one once, I just happened to get a flat where there was a repair stand. It made getting the rear wheel off and on to fix the flat easier. And the pump worked.
07-01-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,650
Posted By leob1

Perhaps the dog was old and deaf, the cyclist...

Perhaps the dog was old and deaf, the cyclist startled it and it had a heart attack?
06-15-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,103
Posted By leob1

If you go to Maine, and go to the Acadia region,...

If you go to Maine, and go to the Acadia region, make a trip to Schoodic point. You can ride the loop road, and your wife could probably as well. It's pretty country, and less crowded that Mount...
06-14-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 828
Posted By leob1

Check your nuts and bolts, a public service announcement. !

My wife came home the other day and handed me a 4-ish inch long bolt. "What's that?" I inquired. It was the bolt that holds on the wheel saddle. It had backed all the way out. And luck would have...
06-11-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,876
Posted By leob1

Well, I never though this would have the legs it...

Well, I never though this would have the legs it did. And mostly stayed on topic!
So, the consensuses seems to be that if you flat often then you might be better off with tubeless. I don't flat...
04-02-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,231
Posted By leob1

Ebay is the land of the scam.

Ebay is the land of the scam.
03-02-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,080
Posted By leob1

I had a Hollywood, you have to be careful that...

I had a Hollywood, you have to be careful that you have the hook over the top tube securely, and the it and the frame are clean, and the padding doesn't have a hole, and any cables that are routed...
09-28-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 990
Posted By leob1

That's the "Time to buy new Shifters"...

That's the "Time to buy new Shifters" part.
09-22-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,641
Posted By leob1

The cheapest bike at your local bike shop will be...

The cheapest bike at your local bike shop will be better than the best bike at Wal-Mart.
09-21-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By leob1

Going by the 'tab' in the seatstay hole, I'd say...

Going by the 'tab' in the seatstay hole, I'd say it was designed to use a seat binder bolt. So if you can find one that fits, that's what I'd use.
But by looking at the amount of rust on those...
09-02-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,634
Posted By leob1

1. yes 2. yes

1. yes
2. yes
07-17-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,212
Posted By leob1

Sounds like a good excuse to upgrade.

Sounds like a good excuse to upgrade.
06-23-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,599
Posted By leob1

Put a cable lock on it and don't worry.

Put a cable lock on it and don't worry.
06-23-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,111
Posted By leob1

Now that is the sign of the hardman of the...

Now that is the sign of the hardman of the peloton.
06-03-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,072
Posted By leob1

I've changed plenty of tubes on rides, summer,...

I've changed plenty of tubes on rides, summer, winter and in between. It's just a part of riding. I carry spare tubes and swap them, then patch the puncture at home. But there have been times when...
03-02-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,054
Posted By leob1

That is what you should be striving for.

That is what you should be striving for.
02-28-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,448
Posted By leob1

Having worked in the machining industry, most...

Having worked in the machining industry, most tool and die makers would rather use a power too whenever they can, it just a matter of saving time. Some detail work requires the rifflers, but not...
02-18-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,429
Posted By leob1

So your riding a bike that has not been properly...

So your riding a bike that has not been properly advertised as a 'gravel bike'?
Your living dangerously my friend.
02-11-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,753
Posted By leob1

The spin class at my Y that I used to go to was...

The spin class at my Y that I used to go to was worth paying attention to(wink wink)
The spinning during the colder, darker months pays off when the weather gets nicer. on my first outdoor rides I...
02-11-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 25,604
Posted By leob1

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1242x1284/anti_seize_meme_fullsize_9e3b78c29fd4884cedc763bb3506a4d683893659.jpg
01-30-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 967
Posted By leob1

I use the half fare senior option on NJ Transit...

I use the half fare senior option on NJ Transit all the time, I keep waiting for somebody to verify my age!
01-30-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 899
Posted By leob1

Most of this is just not true. The only part that...

Most of this is just not true. The only part that is true is about the amount of seatpost toy need for the clamp. And if you don't have enough seatpost exposed, then your frame is probably to big...
01-29-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,167
Posted By leob1

At home; the ones I got for free. At the shop;...

At home; the ones I got for free.
At the shop; which ever is on top of the pile.
01-27-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,560
Posted By leob1

Removing a pound from your bike is similar to...

Removing a pound from your bike is similar to removing a pound from you body as far as riding goes. But there are more health benefits from losing a pound from you body.
01-22-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,047
Posted By leob1

0, all things in their own time.

0, all things in their own time.
01-16-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,171
Posted By leob1

Go to a few bike shops, test ride a few bikes. A...

Go to a few bike shops, test ride a few bikes. A good shop will sell you the bike that fits your need, not just what they want to sell you. They will ask lots of questions, and spend time with you...
01-07-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By leob1

Older and wiser?

The wife and I spent a weekend in Cape May, NJ. Good, flat roads for riding, and the drivers aren't to bad. Saturday was warm and sunny so we rode around to a few of the beaches. And of course the...
12-16-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 27,763
Posted By leob1

The cheapest bike you buy at a proper bike shop...

The cheapest bike you buy at a proper bike shop will be better than the most expensive bike you can buy at a department store.
11-06-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,529
Posted By leob1

Leaking from overfill is the least of you...

Leaking from overfill is the least of you worries. It's a British product, so oil leaking should be expected.

Use the 20w.
10-25-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,726
Posted By leob1

Those responsible for this comment have been...

Those responsible for this comment have been sacked.
10-18-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,490
Posted By leob1

Wool socks, I like Smart Wool. I use ski socks...

Wool socks, I like Smart Wool. I use ski socks that go over the calf.
Use thin liner gloves, under wind proof outer gloves.
Don't try to stuff extra thick layers of socks into your shoes, that...
10-03-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,084
Posted By leob1

I decided to make my sting ray cooler buy putting...

I decided to make my sting ray cooler buy putting a smaller wheel on the front. So I took off the 20" wheel, and put the 16" wheel from my sisters bike on the sting ray. Yeah Baby! looks good. Off...
08-12-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,984
Posted By leob1

That should be SOP on every ride. A short ride...

That should be SOP on every ride. A short ride 10-20 miles I'll usually have one spare tube, a longer ride I'll carry two tubes and extra gas. And of course a patch kit.
07-26-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,086
Posted By leob1

But that is where the excitement lies!

But that is where the excitement lies!
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