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Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,836
Posted By Minnesnowtan

Mirrors

This may be an old topic and I hope it does not reflect badly on me. There used to be some very nice Myrrcle mirrors that worked on old style Shimano STI shifters. I have been looking for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-19, 02:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,376
Posted By Minnesnowtan

Which is why we don't turbocharge in bicycling....

Which is why we don't turbocharge in bicycling. If you try for thrust, you may get more than gas and end up sh*t-faced.
Forum: Commuting
05-07-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,049
Posted By Minnesnowtan

Did you get the 4 Seasons in 32mm?

Did you get the 4 Seasons in 32mm?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 27,087
Posted By Minnesnowtan

My entry level road bike (2007 Sequoia) had...

My entry level road bike (2007 Sequoia) had really poor brakes. Dirty roads and wet conditions, like puddles from sprinklers, caused a slurry of abrasive junk to be ground into the rim. Although the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 05:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,376
Posted By Minnesnowtan

GNC on Youtube has a test about light vs heavy...

GNC on Youtube has a test about light vs heavy bike. They test two people on a ride, with and without extra weight to carry, I think it is 5kg. There is definitely an increase in time to complete the...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-19, 02:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,049
Posted By Minnesnowtan

Sure, if you want to pay higher taxes and if you...

Sure, if you want to pay higher taxes and if you think that the answer to your problems is GOVERNMENT! And what makes a tire full of punctures "perfectly adequate"?

If you want clean water, get...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-19, 02:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,049
Posted By Minnesnowtan

Go 4 Seasons. Vectran, duraskin. Very flat...

Go 4 Seasons. Vectran, duraskin. Very flat resistant. Better tread compound.

Buy from Europe for better pricing.

But beware: "tyres" pull bike to left side of road, make sure you get "tires"....
Forum: Commuting
05-05-19, 02:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,825
Posted By Minnesnowtan

Retirement sucks when you have no money. We also...

Retirement sucks when you have no money. We also condition you to believe that if you have no job then you have no value.

So, are you going to be worthless? I rode with my friend's kids and taught...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-19, 02:13 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 15,986
Posted By Minnesnowtan

Lack of a kickstand and lack of secure bike...

Lack of a kickstand and lack of secure bike parking.
Forum: Commuting
05-05-19, 02:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,395
Posted By Minnesnowtan

Your 27" wheels were ISO 630, the 700c is ISO...

Your 27" wheels were ISO 630, the 700c is ISO 622, but 650B is ISO 584. Going to the 700c was only an 8mm reduction in diameter and you saw what a problem that was. The 650B is 46mm less in diameter...
10-20-08, 04:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,919
Posted By Minnesnowtan

Forget wax, petroleum products all all...

Forget wax, petroleum products all all traditional methods. Use chunky peanut butter! That's what I use!
10-18-08, 09:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,919
Posted By Minnesnowtan

chain grease

I'm a little late to this party, but lets take your idea very seriously. After all, the idea of a thick lubricant inside the chain is an attractive one.

Well, if you can get the grease between the...
10-17-08, 02:54 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 18,657
Posted By Minnesnowtan

That much C4 plus ball bearings equals Claymore! ...

That much C4 plus ball bearings equals Claymore!

But C4 is the proper way to deal with gatorskins, and my dentist uses it for root canal work. I have half a mind to argue with him...
10-17-08, 02:46 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 18,657
Posted By Minnesnowtan

This can give one paws.

This can give one paws.
10-15-08, 12:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,577
Posted By Minnesnowtan

I have heard that in Kennesaw, GA that one most...

I have heard that in Kennesaw, GA that one most show proof of gun ownership upon buying a house.

Along those lines, cyclists may be required to carry guns!

Rudy Guliani fixed up New York by not...
10-15-08, 04:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,577
Posted By Minnesnowtan

Hi Dave - I have been looking at Jefferson...

Hi Dave -

I have been looking at Jefferson Street (hwy 34) via google maps (satellite mode) and imagine that it can be an unfriendly road. I suspect that it has a speed limit of 45 mph and people...
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