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Forum: Commuting
06-29-12, 12:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 568
Posted By TRUMPHENT

MORAL: Never ride down a steep down hill in a...

MORAL: Never ride down a steep down hill in a furious headwind.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-12, 02:36 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,497
Posted By TRUMPHENT

Whineanihilator

Best tool on the market is the Koolstop Tire Jack. Koolstop is better known for their brake pads. It's tire jack is awesome. I have even chopped off the first segment of the handle and am considering...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-12, 10:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,693
Posted By TRUMPHENT

That's the funniest thing I've read all week. It...

That's the funniest thing I've read all week. It mirrors my own handlebar wrapping with the exception of ruining the handlebars. And, my front shifter works some of the time.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-12, 10:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,693
Posted By TRUMPHENT

My suggestion: Go to WalMart. There are a lot...

My suggestion: Go to WalMart. There are a lot cycle related things on clearance. You may have to look around to find them. They are not in the cycling dept. I picked up one set of handlebar tape for...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-12, 11:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,319
Posted By TRUMPHENT

I found that a six pack cooler, is an excellent...

I found that a six pack cooler, is an excellent insulated lunchbox that fits perfectly in bottom of my back pack. Next, go in the shoes. Rolled up shirt and slacks follow. Finally the bike stuff...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-12, 05:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,338
Posted By TRUMPHENT

It looks like the builders of the wall in the...

It looks like the builders of the wall in the background were, first, colorblind, second, intoxicated. In the future, be more critical of the brick construction you choose to be the backdrop. And,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-12, 05:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,981
Posted By TRUMPHENT

I just replaced my rim cloth tape, Zefal brand,...

I just replaced my rim cloth tape, Zefal brand, with yellow Velo plugs on one bike. It's my cyclocross commuter. The cloth tape worked fine. I wanted to experiment with a weight reducing alternative....
Forum: Foo
04-21-12, 05:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,247
Posted By TRUMPHENT

There's always the popular sport of extreme cyclo...

There's always the popular sport of extreme cyclo scuba ironing diving.
Forum: Commuting
04-19-12, 05:34 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,714
Posted By TRUMPHENT

I camp on the barcon! I flinch and wince...

I camp on the barcon! I flinch and wince whenever I start pricing brifters or shifters for a new bike. I don't need to shift that often, It's flatter than a laser beam milled surface pancake here....
Forum: Commuting
04-08-12, 04:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,254
Posted By TRUMPHENT

I commute on a Nashbar X-Cross with Mtb rimmed...

I commute on a Nashbar X-Cross with Mtb rimmed wheelset. It's been an awesome ride. I built it for my 22 mile daily round trip. There are great tires to choose from for 29rs used for commuting. I'm...
04-02-12, 06:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,922
Posted By TRUMPHENT

I've seen hollow ball bearings somewhere on the...

I've seen hollow ball bearings somewhere on the inter webs. Would they work with your system?
Forum: Commuting
03-28-12, 06:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,054
Posted By TRUMPHENT

You only need to remove your existing saddle from...

You only need to remove your existing saddle from the post. Then, lick a postage stamp and apply. Technology may even have saved you the licking procedure, just peel and stick and ride. Sorry, could...
03-24-12, 06:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,416
Posted By TRUMPHENT

You probably already own a very good valve core...

You probably already own a very good valve core tool. It's called tweezers. I've been using them for years. This only works on Schrader valve stems. I like to loosen the core on the schrader, roll...
Forum: Commuting
03-19-12, 08:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,157
Posted By TRUMPHENT

My philosophy is never to antagonize the driver...

My philosophy is never to antagonize the driver of a bus you may need to board one day. Miami-Dade had to build a special road for buses between Kendall and Homestead. It was mandated to include a...
Forum: Commuting
03-19-12, 09:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,752
Posted By TRUMPHENT

Oh boy, I'm building a new bike as we write. My...

Oh boy, I'm building a new bike as we write. My new front derailleur is still in the box. It has one plastic part, a spacer ring for adapting to a smaller seatpost diameter. Is this the "cheap...
Forum: Commuting
03-19-12, 08:10 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,809
Posted By TRUMPHENT

YADIW! WAGTYAY! My last inner tube to be retired...

YADIW! WAGTYAY! My last inner tube to be retired was a first. The valve core blew down into the tube itslelf when I last tried to air it up. I had just patched it for the fifth time. I still have my...
03-17-12, 01:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,755
Posted By TRUMPHENT

Interesting insight into groupthink, I...

Interesting insight into groupthink, I think.:thumb:
03-17-12, 03:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 809
Posted By TRUMPHENT

Colnago expansion plug for carbon steerer sleeve question.

I'm building a Ridley with a 4ZA all carbon fork. It came with the tall Colnago expansion plug. The expansion plug came with a thin aluminum sleeve about the the same size. Question: Is this thin...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-12, 09:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,314
Posted By TRUMPHENT

I live in and ride from Homestead. I've never...

I live in and ride from Homestead. I've never been over the Rickenbacker causeway yet. I think that's what you're referring to. I'm building a new bike that will take me there soon. I hunt and chase...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-12, 07:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,145
Posted By TRUMPHENT

I suggest the Selle Royal Respiro Athletic or the Sport

I have become a fan of the Selle Royal Respiro Athletic. It's not the lightest saddle, then, I 'm not the lightest rider. The Sport is 10mm narrower than the Athletic. I bought one while I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-12, 06:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,431
Posted By TRUMPHENT

Thank me! I am now building a Ridley Gladius...

Thank me! I am now building a Ridley Gladius frameset from Nashbar into the equivalent of that all carbon fiber frame bike. The moment I buy anything, a storm of super deals hit. I'm agonizing over...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-12, 05:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,338
Posted By TRUMPHENT

Always try to find good reason to ride. Maybe...

Always try to find good reason to ride. Maybe there are personal commitments that have kept you off your bike. I had to visit the local VA hospital today. It involved a 36 mile roundtrip ride to the...
03-12-12, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By TRUMPHENT

If the new tires fit, it will be both up and...

If the new tires fit, it will be both up and down. You'll be getting nominally better flat protection. Your ride quality will take a dramatic down turn. The clincher is the width of the rim itself. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-12, 07:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,227
Posted By TRUMPHENT

You are correct, sir!

You are correct, sir!
Forum: Commuting
02-19-12, 02:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,410
Posted By TRUMPHENT

Hahaa! If, one of my dress shoes developed a...

Hahaa! If, one of my dress shoes developed a crease, I would deem it a sign of character. This is leather we're talking about. It isn't even a flesh wound. Oh, the humanity!

Yes, suitable,...
Forum: Commuting
02-19-12, 01:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By TRUMPHENT

That's good advice and is applicable to any lock....

That's good advice and is applicable to any lock. I found that white grease in the spray can (blue) is the best for keeping locks working.:thumb:
02-18-12, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By TRUMPHENT

This one is meant to keep your car/boat etc...

This one is meant to keep your car/boat etc battery topped up. Out of the box, it's for 12 volt systems. I'm prepping for the next hurricane season by acquiring one 60 watt panel, a...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-12, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By TRUMPHENT

New Old Lock Bargain!

I just found the The "Cycle Club Junior" at my local Big Lots store for 6 dollars. I bought one on impulse and tried it out. I'm going back today and try for a second one. I foresee a need for making...
Forum: Commuting
02-17-12, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By TRUMPHENT

I've become an enthusiastic fan of Panasonic...

I've become an enthusiastic fan of Panasonic Ribmo. I just switched out the 32mm tires for the 28mm version. I'm not too concerned with maximum speed type performance on the commute to work. They are...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-12, 04:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,637
Posted By TRUMPHENT

I think "gerv" gave excellent advice. The...

I think "gerv" gave excellent advice. The pictured bike looks like you could even flip the handle bars and make a moustache bar out of them.
Forum: Commuting
01-30-12, 08:43 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 117,900
Posted By TRUMPHENT

I just found a pkg of 8 strips of reflective 2"...

I just found a pkg of 8 strips of reflective 2" wide reflective tape. Each strip is 11" red and 7"white DOT C2. Someone in a car had already run over it. This rates as my best find ever! It may not...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-12, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By TRUMPHENT

20Dec2011, I am admitted to the VA hospital for...

20Dec2011, I am admitted to the VA hospital for double hernia and hydrocoele repair. I'm nearly 59 years old and falling apart at seams, joints, you name it. 2 weeks later, I return to the hospital...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-12, 11:13 AM
Replies: 43
Co2
Views: 1,817
Posted By TRUMPHENT

I have one of those and never thought to store a...

I have one of those and never thought to store a cartridge upside down. That's an excellent suggestion!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-12, 11:06 AM
Replies: 43
Co2
Views: 1,817
Posted By TRUMPHENT

That's the CO2 thing that I own. It's nice. Takes...

That's the CO2 thing that I own. It's nice. Takes 12 or16 gram cartridges, threaded or unthreaded. I consider it very small because I am very large, 6'2" and 200lb. By purchasing this, I have doomed...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-12, 08:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 661
Posted By TRUMPHENT

Your experience is exactly the same as mine. I've...

Your experience is exactly the same as mine. I've gone with Panasonic Ribmo. I'm currently riding 32mm tires. 28mm set is on the way. I've had one flat in the year and a half of riding them. I put a...
01-25-12, 10:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 26,742
Posted By TRUMPHENT

Others have said it, no, they can't be refilled....

Others have said it, no, they can't be refilled. I have 15 12gram cartridges, now over two years old. Haven't used one yet. Finding a good tire was the real problem solver. I commute first and then...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-12, 10:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,204
Posted By TRUMPHENT

Calm down. In the deutchest replubix, this known...

Calm down. In the deutchest replubix, this known as die zwie hander im schwartz!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-12, 10:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,857
Posted By TRUMPHENT

There is one scene in "American Flyers" that is...

There is one scene in "American Flyers" that is worth the price of admission. A movie cyclist extra, not a stunt rider, crashes and flies off a cliff. You have to know what you are seeing to...
Forum: Foo
01-12-10, 03:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 993
Posted By TRUMPHENT

I have seen that glaring stare before! It was on...

I have seen that glaring stare before! It was on the face of a three year old girl, in a shopping cart at the grocery store. She had her right foot straight out in front of her. She was wearing...
01-08-10, 06:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,514
Posted By TRUMPHENT

I just made a giant rubber band out of an MTB...

I just made a giant rubber band out of an MTB inner tube. It's holding a quadruple folded bed sheet over my in the wall AC unit. It's literally just a rectangular hole in the wall with some metal...
Forum: Commuting
12-26-09, 12:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,590
Posted By TRUMPHENT

That's typical. One guy where I work told me I...

That's typical. One guy where I work told me I could just ride the bus. He and I had been working together for over a year. It's funny how people act and react.
Forum: Commuting
12-22-09, 11:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,914
Posted By TRUMPHENT

Gatorskins require special handling. First, after...

Gatorskins require special handling. First, after skinning the gator, you must dry the skin. Do this by first scraping and then tacking the skin to an approriate sized board. The skin should lay flat...
Forum: Foo
12-22-09, 04:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,526
Posted By TRUMPHENT

Blasphemy! You probably own a Morris Marina,...

Blasphemy! You probably own a Morris Marina, collect old, worthless upright pianos and like to travel with a camper trailer.:lol:

Shows that made me change channels are Friends, The Biggest Loser,...
12-21-09, 05:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 921
Posted By TRUMPHENT

Be careful what you wish for. That site loads...

Be careful what you wish for. That site loads uber fast unlike some other mutually familiar bike related site. :lol:
12-19-09, 12:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,035
Posted By TRUMPHENT

The UN-54 has a hollow axle. I have one in my...

The UN-54 has a hollow axle. I have one in my cyclocross commuter. The plastic is holding up quite well Just remember, not all plastics are equal. As long as you don't ride through bottom bracket...
Forum: Foo
12-19-09, 11:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 865
Posted By TRUMPHENT

My fatal attraction Green & Black's Organic...

My fatal attraction Green & Black's Organic Espresso (http://www.greenandblacks.com/us/what-we-make/bars/espresso.html)

I discovered it at the local Target. At the same time, Cherries from...
Forum: Foo
12-17-09, 02:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,264
Posted By TRUMPHENT

Obviously!

My favorite policeman!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YceTblLkS8Y&feature=PlayList&p=3E8D7AA52DECEFE1&index=1
12-15-09, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,860
Posted By TRUMPHENT

Don't laugh too loudly. I saw a bike photo here...

Don't laugh too loudly. I saw a bike photo here on BF, from Holland or Denmark. Its frame was custom made for a war veteran, was step through.

I can easily visualize someone that can pedal push a...
12-15-09, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 771
Posted By TRUMPHENT

Before you dumpsterize it, Strip everything that...

Before you dumpsterize it, Strip everything that might be of use. The tires, inner tubes, valve stem caps, brake levers and anything not destroyed by rust could come in handy later. You could even...
Forum: Foo
12-15-09, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By TRUMPHENT

Mommmeee! Santa is scaring me Make him stop and...

Mommmeee! Santa is scaring me Make him stop and go away!
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