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06-20-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,388
Posted By FiftySix

Watch out, us blue collar gun owners are...

Watch out, us blue collar gun owners are everywhere! :lol:

Reminds me of some of the rides on my cheap mountain bike back in the 1990s. I'd roll out of my driveway with my Marlin 39 strapped to my...
Forum: Foo
06-20-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 7,860
Views: 683,534
Posted By FiftySix

If he'd been riding a bicycle, he'd be lighter...

If he'd been riding a bicycle, he'd be lighter and wouldn't have glass up his @ss. :roflmao2:
06-20-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 196
Posted By FiftySix

I put stock saddles in a bag and store them in...

I put stock saddles in a bag and store them in the attic. I keep thinking I'll need the saddle for sometime in the future, but so far, not at all.

I ought to give them away like mixteup mentioned.
06-20-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,388
Posted By FiftySix

How's the commuting in Plano? Except for...

How's the commuting in Plano?

Except for some inner parts of Houston, this city has dangerous bicycle commuting opportunities. If I were to ride to my office, I would have to ride through a...
06-19-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,669
Posted By FiftySix

That sure is an incentive to lock it up after...

That sure is an incentive to lock it up after each ride and then return it when the semester ends. :)
06-19-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,514
Posted By FiftySix

Indeed. Automobiles. Washing machines....

Indeed.

Automobiles. Washing machines. Central heat and AC. Refrigerators.

And for people that like to chop their own firewood for their old school stoves and fireplaces, chainsaws. :D
06-19-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,514
Posted By FiftySix

Perhaps that last comment seems to be true in New...

Perhaps that last comment seems to be true in New Orleans where people in the south would prefer air conditioning on their way to work?

I know that on a work day here in Southeast Texas most...
06-19-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,680
Posted By FiftySix

Like nomadmax mentioned, a cruiser is brought up...

Like nomadmax mentioned, a cruiser is brought up to haul someone off to jail.

Back in my misspent young adulthood, I was a bit of a maniac on my first motorcycle and piled up a few tickets.

One...
06-19-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,680
Posted By FiftySix

Back in the day, I saw two of them weekly on...

Back in the day, I saw two of them weekly on CHiPs. :lol:

Currently, I see them mostly doing escort duty for oversize loads or funerals. I do see them setting up speed traps on occasion, too.
06-18-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,096
Posted By FiftySix

I've been a victim of ruts myself. Hard to avoid...

I've been a victim of ruts myself. Hard to avoid them when grass hides them from view.
06-18-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,680
Posted By FiftySix

Different machines for different tasks. A...

Different machines for different tasks.

A police motorcycle isn't much wider than the handlebars of a mountain bike, but the motorcycle has an impressive power to weight ratio, impressive...
06-18-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,680
Posted By FiftySix

Police didn't witness. Police were called after...

Police didn't witness. Police were called after the fact. Needle in a haystack. Especially if there are no photos or video to go by and the rider hides his bike and changes clothes.
06-18-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,680
Posted By FiftySix

And those aren't police motorcycles in chase,...

And those aren't police motorcycles in chase, either.
06-18-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,350
Posted By FiftySix

I don't use the front or rear flashing selector...

I don't use the front or rear flashing selector on my lights when riding, but what I will do when coming into people that I think won't see me is to wag my handlebars when approaching to make my...
06-18-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By FiftySix

Also, if you have rim brakes see how far apart...

Also, if you have rim brakes see how far apart the brake pads spread to pass a mounted tire through.

Some rim brakes don't spread as far apart as others.
06-17-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,069
Posted By FiftySix

I have had valve cores leak, but it's very rare....

I have had valve cores leak, but it's very rare. Usually you can see a valve core fail the water dunk test by the bubbles coming out.

Of course, one could buy a set of the metal valve caps with...
Forum: Foo
06-17-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 544
Posted By FiftySix

OMG. I got tricked into watching a United...

OMG. I got tricked into watching a United Airlines promotional video. :notamused:
06-17-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,591
Posted By FiftySix

I'm not sure what you mean by "hoard money", but...

I'm not sure what you mean by "hoard money", but I always have a negative reaction to the term.

I prefer the term "save money". As in saving up a reserve for whatever may come in the future. Such...
06-17-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,591
Posted By FiftySix

[/QUOTE] How ludicrous. When the cost...

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How ludicrous.

When the cost of living may very well exceed your income the right thing to do is to take care of yourself financially. Charity can be given with one's time, if one so...
06-17-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,279
Posted By FiftySix

It was an open question for anyone to answer. TCS...

It was an open question for anyone to answer. TCS jumped right in and I appreciate him/her for that.

It's hard to wordsmith my replies on my phone to not come across harsh. I'm merely trying to...
06-17-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,279
Posted By FiftySix

So, where's the data that says a garage is the #1...

So, where's the data that says a garage is the #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) source of bicycle theft?

I did a brief look and only came up with what...
06-17-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,506
Posted By FiftySix

I didn't know of Devinci until now. Interesting...

I didn't know of Devinci until now. Interesting how the Cartier is only an E-Bike now.
Forum: Foo
06-17-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,803
Posted By FiftySix

An outstanding presentation. You can't see it,...

An outstanding presentation. You can't see it, but I'm giving a one person standing ovation. :beer:

BTW, compared to what's currently on HBO, well times sure we're different. :lol:
06-17-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,636
Posted By FiftySix

Don't forget the iron-on t-shirt from the local...

Don't forget the iron-on t-shirt from the local t-shirt shop. :)
Forum: Foo
06-16-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,803
Posted By FiftySix

May I add a movie? 40 Year Old Virgin ...

May I add a movie?

40 Year Old Virgin

https://youtu.be/LMB_4U48InY
06-16-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 917
Posted By FiftySix

Curb hopping will make a single front chainring's...

Curb hopping will make a single front chainring's chain come off on a bike with a rear derailleur. Just don't backpedal to level the pedals for ground clearance during the curb hop. Get the pedals...
06-16-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,680
Posted By FiftySix

Dang. I was hoping to start with a 630 motorcycle...

Dang. I was hoping to start with a 630 motorcycle chain and sprockets and work up from there. :o
06-16-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,591
Posted By FiftySix

Traveling the world while putting together your...

Traveling the world while putting together your dream bike? Well that's just downright awesome. That would have much more value to me than just buying a mechanical device alone. :)
06-16-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 917
Posted By FiftySix

I haven't had that scenario playout yet. ...

I haven't had that scenario playout yet.

Probably because my chain drops were while back pedaling over hard bumps and and the chain locked up the cranks immediately when resuming forward pedal...
06-16-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 917
Posted By FiftySix

I haven't had that happen yet. Granted, the chain...

I haven't had that happen yet. Granted, the chain drops I've had didn't jam in the spokes and stop the rear wheel from freewheeling.
06-16-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,506
Posted By FiftySix

Late reply, but I sure wish Brodie had a dealer...

Late reply, but I sure wish Brodie had a dealer down here in Texas. I was really interested in the Robson and the discontinued step over Sterling several months ago.
Forum: Commuting
06-16-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By FiftySix

I personally don't know, but there was a recent...

I personally don't know, but there was a recent thread on Specialized Women's bicycles recently that touches on that subject.
...
06-16-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,680
Posted By FiftySix

Sounds like a bicycle for RoboCop. Now the...

Sounds like a bicycle for RoboCop.

Now the weight question gets real. How heavy would a bicycle be that's strong enough to support and withstand RoboCop?
Forum: Foo
06-16-19, 07:59 AM
Forum: Foo
06-16-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 876
Posted By FiftySix

I have a rule for my family of no politics or...

I have a rule for my family of no politics or religion at the table. Not a one of us is on the same page when it comes to politics or religion, and since I want everyone to finish their meals with a...
06-16-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 917
Posted By FiftySix

Same experience here. Don't backpedal to gain...

Same experience here. Don't backpedal to gain ground clearance while riding over something that bounces the bike harshly.

Otherwise, the chain drops and in my case it tends to go between the frame...
Forum: Foo
06-16-19, 12:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 876
Posted By FiftySix

If at home, we generally eat in our dining room...

If at home, we generally eat in our dining room next to the kitchen. It's not one of those formal dining rooms like traditional larger houses may have, though.

I just prefer sitting at a table...
Forum: Foo
06-15-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 835
Posted By FiftySix

Posts in Foo don't get counted towards your...

Posts in Foo don't get counted towards your total. Not sure if other areas are similar here at BF.
06-14-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By FiftySix

The lights stay at full strength while riding...

The lights stay at full strength while riding alone, but the lights sync and pulse when other bikes with the same lights get together?

So, the reason for bikes owned by individuals to have this...
06-14-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,388
Posted By FiftySix

Yep. Same if traveling to see customers every...

Yep. Same if traveling to see customers every day. My customer's think I'm a nice guy. Gotta keep it that way so they keep calling me back. :D
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,434
Posted By FiftySix

I finally got a rear rack, a Planet Bike K.O.K.O....

I finally got a rear rack, a Planet Bike K.O.K.O.

It mounted up easy breezy with plenty of clearance from the brake.

Now I have to sort out the basket and mounting the rear light. :innocent:
...
06-14-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,388
Posted By FiftySix

I haven't mentioned bicycling at work much. I...

I haven't mentioned bicycling at work much. I work for a very small company with only 11 employees. They do tend to know when I have a package with bicycle parts delivered to the office. Same goes...
06-14-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,399
Posted By FiftySix

Same here. Call me FiftySix, but I'm only 54. :50:

Same here. Call me FiftySix, but I'm only 54. :50:
06-14-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,680
Posted By FiftySix

The police chief! I wonder what the occasion was?

The police chief! I wonder what the occasion was?
Forum: Foo
06-14-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,219
Posted By FiftySix

Sounds like a hard workin' vehicle. :) I had...

Sounds like a hard workin' vehicle. :)

I had a Toyota Matrix, my 20 y.o. daughter has a Corolla, my 21 y.o. son has a Scion (Toyota). I currently have a Mazda, but I hope to be looking at Toyota...
06-13-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,591
Posted By FiftySix

Around my area a $2000.00 bicycle is out of the...

Around my area a $2000.00 bicycle is out of the ordinary. Less than $1000.00, maybe much less, is more common.

Now if I have a job to do at one of the oil and gas firms downtown, I have seen the...
Forum: Foo
06-13-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,219
Posted By FiftySix

The van, what make and model? Just wanting to see...

The van, what make and model? Just wanting to see a 4x4 2.4L van that can stuff something 15 foot long inside. :)
06-13-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,386
Posted By FiftySix

I got a ride in last night and both knees felt...

I got a ride in last night and both knees felt great. Excellent. :)
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 788
Posted By FiftySix

An excellent piece of film to start my day with....

An excellent piece of film to start my day with. Thanks. :thumb:
Forum: Foo
06-12-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,219
Posted By FiftySix

Have you ever had a really good...... work boots....

Have you ever had a really good...... work boots.

Back in the '90s and early 2000s I've had several pair of USA made Wolverine steel toe work boots with Durashock soles. They made my feet last all...
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