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08-10-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By Route 66

Thanks for the reply. Are you able to clean them...

Thanks for the reply. Are you able to clean them with the alcohol while they're still on the bike, or do the rotors have to be removed from the wheels first?
08-09-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By Route 66

Thanks for all the helpful answers guys. I...

Thanks for all the helpful answers guys.

I have a follow up question too: what's the best way to clean the rotors before I install the new pads?
08-09-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By Route 66

How can I tell when my hydraulic disc pads need to be changed?

My Spot ACME bike has Sram Level hydraulic brakes on it and I'm wondering how I will know when it's time to swap out the disc pads for new ones. I do have a set of calipers and a micrometer and can...
08-02-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 3,845
Posted By Route 66

The reporter here that interviewed the cyclist...

The reporter here that interviewed the cyclist overlooked the most important question he should have asked: do you feel at all responsible for causing the accident.? :rolleyes:
Forum: Commuting
07-04-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By Route 66

Check out the thread I started about my belt...

Check out the thread I started about my belt drive bike:

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1240404-my-nearly-maintenance-free-new-bike.html

Still loving it!
05-11-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,360
Posted By Route 66

I've never seen The Sound of Music.

I've never seen The Sound of Music.
04-30-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,544
Posted By Route 66

Interesting. I'm 69 and haven't felt the need to...

Interesting. I'm 69 and haven't felt the need to change my seat angle at all; the nose is still tilted slightly upward and has been for many years.
04-08-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,352
Posted By Route 66

On a more positive note, think of all the free...

On a more positive note, think of all the free protein we're ingesting. :)
Forum: Foo
04-06-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 662
Posted By Route 66

There's an app you can get for your phone that...

There's an app you can get for your phone that will notify you ahead of time of when it's going to be passing over your location.

It's called ISS Spotter.
Forum: Foo
04-01-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 842
Posted By Route 66

As long as we're talking about burgers, I'll...

As long as we're talking about burgers, I'll stick with my In-N-Out and I don't care how they advertise them.
Forum: Foo
03-30-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,112
Posted By Route 66

I think if famous people are seated in the front...

I think if famous people are seated in the front row of an awards presentation and a professional comedienne makes a joke about them, the right thing to do would be to laugh it off. I think most...
03-23-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 714
Posted By Route 66

Yikes! Suddenly I feel much older. :twitchy:

Yikes! Suddenly I feel much older. :twitchy:
03-13-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 447
Posted By Route 66

I don't have to screw either side on, they both...

I don't have to screw either side on, they both just push on and stay in place.
03-13-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 447
Posted By Route 66

I only use it for bike tires and so I don't miss...

I only use it for bike tires and so I don't miss having a trigger lock. This is the Presta adapter I have on mine:...
03-13-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 447
Posted By Route 66

Life got so much easier when I switched to using...

Life got so much easier when I switched to using one of these battery powered inflators.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B085DV34VC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
03-11-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 25,216
Posted By Route 66

I've always been fascinated by watches and got my...

I've always been fascinated by watches and got my first when I was in the second grade. I was just amazed that a machine could be made that small. I never have more than one watch at a time and this...
03-06-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,822
Posted By Route 66

Babe I'm Gonna Leave You by Led Zeppelin ...

Babe I'm Gonna Leave You by Led Zeppelin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZitPJMh60A
02-27-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,707
Posted By Route 66

One of my faves. 😆

One of my faves. 😆
02-24-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,591
Posted By Route 66

There's always one and I'm not referring to just...

There's always one and I'm not referring to just cycling. :rolleyes:
02-24-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,591
Posted By Route 66

I can't imagine anyone forcing themselves into a...

I can't imagine anyone forcing themselves into a group after they've been told that they haven't met that club's requirements. I know I wouldn't do it and I think most people have more self respect...
02-24-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,591
Posted By Route 66

I'm wondering if it would be out of the question...

I'm wondering if it would be out of the question to limit your club to riders with conventional bikes rather than allowing bikes with motors to join in.
02-21-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,707
Posted By Route 66

I would never classify it as a prank when it...

I would never classify it as a prank when it endangers people's lives.
Forum: Introductions
02-21-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By Route 66

Welcome elcondor , my wife and I visited Lucerne...

Welcome elcondor , my wife and I visited Lucerne a few years ago; what a beautiful place!
Forum: Commuting
02-18-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,117
Posted By Route 66

I'm curious to know how he will know if the curse...

I'm curious to know how he will know if the curse has been lifted unless he starts riding the bike again.
:backpedal:
02-18-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,697
Posted By Route 66

I have a Road ID that I used to wear on the...

I have a Road ID that I used to wear on the bracelet that came with it but I'd often forget to put it on. I now keep it mounted front and center on my helmet and so it's with me for every ride and...
Forum: Foo
02-13-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 519
Posted By Route 66

Rooting for the Rams because they're back here in...

Rooting for the Rams because they're back here in L.A. where they belong. :thumb:
12-29-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,688
Posted By Route 66

Yeah, it would be nice if an adapter wasn't...

Yeah, it would be nice if an adapter wasn't necessary but I just leave one of these in mine all the time and it's a snap to top off my prestas....
12-29-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,102
Posted By Route 66

It's nice to hear some positive news about your...

It's nice to hear some positive news about your dilemma for a change. :)
12-27-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,688
Posted By Route 66

I have one of these for inflating my tires. You...

I have one of these for inflating my tires. You just set the PSI on the illuminated display, and the inflator shuts off automatically when it reaches that pressure setting. It comes with a presta...
12-16-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,798
Posted By Route 66

My favorite cycling film is getting kind of long...

My favorite cycling film is getting kind of long in the tooth now but it's still Breaking Away.
11-29-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,625
Posted By Route 66

I'm beginning to think that the OP has little or...

I'm beginning to think that the OP has little or no interest in this thread. :foo:
11-28-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,625
Posted By Route 66

First of all, congrats to you mokapim for wanting...

First of all, congrats to you mokapim for wanting to learn a skill that will bring you years of enjoyment. You'll never regret this decision.

I have three suggestions:

1. Buy yourself a bike. ...
Forum: Foo
11-25-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,948
Posted By Route 66

IMO, Brewers who add flavorings to beer should be...

IMO, Brewers who add flavorings to beer should be drawn and quartered. :foo:

Beer is good enough to stand on its own.
11-11-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,411
Posted By Route 66

Sluggishness compared to what? I'm still on the...

Sluggishness compared to what? I'm still on the tires that came with the ACME so I can't make a meaningful comparison to any other tires but I'm sure a good road tire with low rolling resistance...
Forum: Foo
11-11-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 221
Posted By Route 66

Thanksgiving Cartoons

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11-09-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,733
Posted By Route 66

Thanks OldRailfan and 2old for answering my...

Thanks OldRailfan and 2old for answering my question.

Hey, you're both 'old' like me! :lol:
11-09-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,733
Posted By Route 66

I have a quick question because I know nothing...

I have a quick question because I know nothing about E-Bikes. Do they have regenerative braking like electric cars?
10-26-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By Route 66

I don't have any experience with the GP3 grips...

I don't have any experience with the GP3 grips but I've had a pair of Ergon GP1's on my bikes for years and I wouldn't be without them. Well worth the premium price in my opinion.
10-25-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,411
Posted By Route 66

Yeah, you'll see how it's done by watching this...

Yeah, you'll see how it's done by watching this video. First it shows how to release the cable on the 11 speed hub until it reaches the 42 second mark and then it switches to releasing the cable on...
10-25-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,411
Posted By Route 66

LOL thanks, right now 11 speeds are working for...

LOL thanks, right now 11 speeds are working for me but if I decide later on that I need more than that, it's good to know there's an option for it. :thumb:
10-21-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By Route 66

I love my bike but c'mon, Man!

I love my bike but c'mon, Man!
10-18-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,411
Posted By Route 66

The last few posts have been out of whack as far...

The last few posts have been out of whack as far as I can tell. :foo: :lol:
10-18-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,411
Posted By Route 66

Well Young'un, off hand I'd say that you enjoy...

Well Young'un, off hand I'd say that you enjoy performing bike maintenance much more than I do. :) For me it's all about the ride and I can find many more things to do to occupy my time in my garage...
10-13-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,411
Posted By Route 66

I guess I'm just anal about oil changes because...

I guess I'm just anal about oil changes because there are so many ways a technician can screw things up. Examples would be for them to over-tighten the filter or drain plug or to leave the filter or...
10-12-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,411
Posted By Route 66

Interesting analogy. I'm the OP and I still enjoy...

Interesting analogy. I'm the OP and I still enjoy doing my own oil changes and I don't see that changing anytime soon.
10-12-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,411
Posted By Route 66

I haven't been this thrilled with a new bike...

I haven't been this thrilled with a new bike since I was a kid. Really.
10-12-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,411
Posted By Route 66

So well said! :thumb:

So well said! :thumb:
10-12-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,411
Posted By Route 66

Well, I'm convinced that you know what you're...

Well, I'm convinced that you know what you're talking about! :)
10-12-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,411
Posted By Route 66

Interesting. Thanks for sharing that.

Interesting. Thanks for sharing that.
10-12-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,411
Posted By Route 66

It's a small family owned company. I learned...

It's a small family owned company. I learned something today; I didn't know that it was unusual for for a domestic company to be building aluminum frames.
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