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09-23-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 818
Posted By Altair 4

I think I'm reaching this stage on a...

I think I'm reaching this stage on a philosophical level. Riding has become more of an anti-depressant than it used to be. I enjoy it for the rhythm of the pedals, the sights, sounds, and smells...
Forum: Touring
09-22-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By Altair 4

Mrs. Altair and I, along with our young Altair,...

Mrs. Altair and I, along with our young Altair, have travelled to Canada many times - from Windsor/Essex up through Montreal and Quebec City. We try to remain unobtrusive and never portray the "ugly...
Forum: Touring
09-22-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 896
Posted By Altair 4

I have an old Radio Shack transistor radio that...

I have an old Radio Shack transistor radio that I've taken with me on tours. To be honest, it's got crappy sound and reception isn't that great, but it helps me to fall asleep at night. Some places...
09-21-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,304
Posted By Altair 4

I have that rack. Can you open the rear hatch...

I have that rack. Can you open the rear hatch farther if you depress the pedal on the Kuat and drop it to it's 45 degree angle? ...
09-21-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3,696
Views: 521,617
Posted By Altair 4

Hey Indyfabz, the road surface and lane markers...

Hey Indyfabz, the road surface and lane markers look a lot fresher than I remember from the last time I rode the Pike to Bike. Did it get paved?!?! Or is my memory just not up to the task?

PS:...
Forum: Touring
09-21-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By Altair 4

We're the mirror opposite of OP. We had some...

We're the mirror opposite of OP. We had some plans for biking in Ontario this year. The solid plan was to hit the Greater Niagara Circle Route for a couple of days and then maybe head west to...
09-20-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By Altair 4

41 degrees F, 6 mph wind, this morning in...

41 degrees F, 6 mph wind, this morning in Pittsburgh. National Weather says that's a wind chill of 37 degrees. It was a little rough transition.
Forum: Foo
09-16-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8,971
Views: 997,082
Posted By Altair 4

What is with these bears that wanna play...

What is with these bears that wanna play "tag?"
Forum: Foo
09-16-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11,054
Views: 2,285,527
Posted By Altair 4

All good questions for Schrodinger's cat.

All good questions for Schrodinger's cat.
Forum: Foo
09-15-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By Altair 4

Weird Sunrise and Sunsets in Pennsylvania

I first noticed it last evening....the sunset looked like the photos from the Mars robots, with the sky having an unusual shade of blue and the sun itself looking bluer than normal. Sort of like...
09-12-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,255
Posted By Altair 4

Sounds perfect! Enjoy the ride!

Sounds perfect! Enjoy the ride!
09-08-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,450
Posted By Altair 4

You can design a custom bike jersey and upload a...

You can design a custom bike jersey and upload a logo here: https://www.akapparel.com/

The logo has to be in a specific image format. When I used this vendor for a design for a group riding on...
09-03-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 528
Posted By Altair 4

What's the back story on your find?

What's the back story on your find?
09-02-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,566
Posted By Altair 4

I'll ride in the winter if the trails are clear...

I'll ride in the winter if the trails are clear of ice, if the wind is low, the sun is shining, and if the temps are above, say, 35 F. With the notable climate change that we've had here over the...
09-01-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 528
Posted By Altair 4

Nice! Have you figured out when it was made?...

Nice! Have you figured out when it was made? Looks from the 1990's. It will serve you well!

-Edit- I'm thinking it's a '94.
09-01-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 528
Posted By Altair 4

That Bikepedia link I posted shows earlier models...

That Bikepedia link I posted shows earlier models had cro-moly tubing, but later at simply designated as hi-tensile steel with a cro-moly seat tube..
Forum: Foo
08-31-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,712
Posted By Altair 4

I used to get foreign language calls in what I...

I used to get foreign language calls in what I believed was Chinese. Even had music playing in the background in the messages they left. They seemed to have stopped as i haven't gotten one in...
08-31-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 528
Posted By Altair 4

If it's as described, I'd say it's a great price....

If it's as described, I'd say it's a great price. These weren't very expensive to begin with but that doesn't mean they weren't a solid bike. I've ridden parts of the GAP (crushed limestone rail to...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,066
Posted By Altair 4

Hi Pitts64, I rode through Lawrenceville...

Hi Pitts64,

I rode through Lawrenceville early on Sunday morning over the weekend. I started in Millvale and rode the Northshore trail to Heinz Field, crossed the Clemente Bridge and meandered my...
08-27-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By Altair 4

Yes, I've changed times. I used to ride the MUP...

Yes, I've changed times. I used to ride the MUP trails in the city along the rivers after work. It seems like there are a lot more people out on the trails walking and biking now. I didn't like...
08-25-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 988
Posted By Altair 4

I understand now. it makes sense doing at least...

I understand now. it makes sense doing at least the diagnostics and maybe find the problem yourself. Didn't realize how backed up shops must be. .
08-25-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 988
Posted By Altair 4

It's a 2020 Madone? Personally, I'd be taking it...

It's a 2020 Madone? Personally, I'd be taking it back to the shop and have them track it down.
08-25-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 400
Posted By Altair 4

Nice bike! My wife has a Verve 3 from a few...

Nice bike! My wife has a Verve 3 from a few years ago and yours is better equipped. I like the color.

I think you would be hard-pressed to find a new American-made bike in that price range on...
08-24-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 893
Posted By Altair 4

While I can appreciate the rhythm of the ride...

While I can appreciate the rhythm of the ride overtaking the time to stop and compose a photo, I find that occasionally the scene is good enough to make the effort. There'll be a bunch of rides in a...
Forum: Foo
08-20-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,044
Posted By Altair 4

We didn't have a car with air conditioning until...

We didn't have a car with air conditioning until sometime in the early 1980's. Our cars had vent windows on the front doors that scooped a tremendous amount of air into the car.

Model rockets...
Forum: Touring
08-18-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,935
Posted By Altair 4

The Station Square garage is not owned or...

The Station Square garage is not owned or operated by the Pittsburgh Parking Authority. Rates can be found here: https://www.stationsquare.com/parking/

The PPA owns the Grant Street...
08-17-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3,696
Views: 521,617
Posted By Altair 4

Two from Sunday morning's ride. 6:59 AM -...

Two from Sunday morning's ride.

6:59 AM - Sunrise on the Allegheny River from the 16th Street Bridge:...
08-11-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 933
Posted By Altair 4

Well stated. Black top like you describe is rare...

Well stated. Black top like you describe is rare as hen's teeth in my neck of the woods. Some years ago, one of our river trails was newly paved. I was excited hearing about it and took the BL out...
08-11-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 933
Posted By Altair 4

I'd guess you are correct. I swear if you run...

I'd guess you are correct. I swear if you run over a dime on my Black Lightning, you can tell whether it was heads or tails. It's laterally stiff, vertically stiff, just stiff all over.
08-10-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,129
Posted By Altair 4

I'm in the middle chainring of my triple about...

I'm in the middle chainring of my triple about 95% of the time. I shift the rear to get to the "that feels right" gear as terrain, wind, and my general attitude dictate.
08-10-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3,696
Views: 521,617
Posted By Altair 4

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1130/20200810_115954_f387026741aa082732a0491e8b92dc5071dedfc4.jpg
Railroad bridge crossing the Allegheny River near downtown Pittsburgh.
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08-10-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 933
Posted By Altair 4

I was living in West Chester PA in the early...

I was living in West Chester PA in the early 1980's and there was a reported earthquake that I think was centered in Delaware. Didn't so much feel it as heard it. I lived in an apartment complex...
Forum: Foo
08-06-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8,971
Views: 997,082
Posted By Altair 4

Reminds me of the relationship between Inspector...

Reminds me of the relationship between Inspector Clouseau and Cato in the Pink Panther movies....
Forum: Foo
08-03-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,091
Posted By Altair 4

Seattle forrest Clemson girl Beautiful...

Seattle forrest
Clemson girl

Beautiful shots!
Forum: Foo
07-31-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,091
Posted By Altair 4

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1075/20200731_152422_8f0205cf9ad0ce2ac8fc164bdcd42a2280352f2c.jpg
Sunset clouds
07-31-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3,696
Views: 521,617
Posted By Altair 4

From last Saturday's jaunt around Pittsburgh's...

From last Saturday's jaunt around Pittsburgh's river trails...
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x952/20200725_111304_5f9c5247bda29c00bc0c34e5e1cb8d28e575b710.jpg
07-27-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,255
Posted By Altair 4

OP, please post when you finally make your...

OP, please post when you finally make your purchase! Can't wait to see what you go with on this.
Forum: Foo
07-27-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8,971
Views: 997,082
Posted By Altair 4

Steve McQueen of the feline family...

Steve McQueen of the feline family...
Forum: Foo
07-24-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8,971
Views: 997,082
Posted By Altair 4

Isn't that Dr. Fauci? He's 79.

Isn't that Dr. Fauci? He's 79.
07-22-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By Altair 4

That Kona is nice. 'Course, it's $200 more than...

That Kona is nice. 'Course, it's $200 more than the other models you cited. Discs over rim brakes, better derailleur level, nicely equipped. If it's within your price range, I'd go with it.
07-21-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By Altair 4

What Grudey1 said. I have an older 820. It's...

What Grudey1 said. I have an older 820. It's not a bad bike and pretty nice for the price (hated the original saddle - it was like sitting on two baseballs). I'm not a huge fan of the grip...
Forum: Foo
07-21-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 968
Posted By Altair 4

Living in suburbia, we've got way too many...

Living in suburbia, we've got way too many whitetail per sq. mile. The only predator is the car. Now the deer are infested with Lyme's, so that's a problem. My wife and kid have both had it. Mrs....
Forum: Foo
07-20-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11,054
Views: 2,285,527
Posted By Altair 4

Very steampunk. I like it.

Very steampunk. I like it.
Forum: Foo
07-20-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8,971
Views: 997,082
Posted By Altair 4

I want to see them try it with the...

I want to see them try it with the refrigerator....
07-17-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 784
Posted By Altair 4

I needed a few more tools than that to install on...

I needed a few more tools than that to install on the Rogue. I needed an extension or two on the ratchet driver to reach some of the bolts. Also, I used a torque wrench for the final tightening. I...
07-16-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 784
Posted By Altair 4

I was just in this situation with a new-to-me...

I was just in this situation with a new-to-me Nissan Rogue. After looking at the alternatives, I bought and installed a hitch receiver and a platform bike rack from etrailer.com. The receiver...
Forum: Foo
07-15-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11,054
Views: 2,285,527
Posted By Altair 4

Wait, I thought it was turtles all the way down?

Wait, I thought it was turtles all the way down?
Forum: Foo
07-06-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8,971
Views: 997,082
Posted By Altair 4

Missed the edge of the pool by that much. I...

Missed the edge of the pool by that much. I assume he was pushed?
07-05-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 6,654
Posted By Altair 4

I'm very much in the same state of mind.

I'm very much in the same state of mind.
Forum: Foo
07-05-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,439
Posted By Altair 4

stupidlybrave colorider clemsongirl

stupidlybrave
colorider
clemsongirl
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