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01-10-16, 06:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,558
Posted By gitarzan

I'm 61.5 but have an interesting job I like. It...

I'm 61.5 but have an interesting job I like. It pays OK.
I'm going to work until I'm 65 or sick of work (things do change) or get sick (things do change). I like going there, my job is helping a...
01-10-16, 05:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,715
Posted By gitarzan

I won't ride if it's under 70 or over 75.

I won't ride if it's under 70 or over 75.
01-06-16, 08:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,561
Posted By gitarzan

I signed up last night. I'll plan on 30 and...

I signed up last night. I'll plan on 30 and maybe do the 50 if I can condition up.

I did 30 about 4 years ago, but rode with a friend that thought he was in a race. I hated it. He got all worried...
01-06-16, 08:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,468
Posted By gitarzan

Just ride more. I've hardly ridden since a...

Just ride more.
I've hardly ridden since a few years ago when my wife got sick. She's been gone for 11 months now, and I promised her I'd take care of myself.
Start riding to work again.
I just...
01-05-16, 09:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,450
Posted By gitarzan

I've been on Lisinopril for over 25 years. Sure...

I've been on Lisinopril for over 25 years. Sure beats the Beta Blockers I was on before. Those things really tanked me out.

Personally I think it's great. There is a bit of half life, where if...
Forum: Touring
03-29-14, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,450
Posted By gitarzan

That's an interesting looking bike, alright. ...

That's an interesting looking bike, alright. Looks like a highly styled commuter. How heavy is it?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-14, 06:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,277
Posted By gitarzan

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmen...

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=207613&d=1308795444
1991 Sirrus. Set up the way I like them. Rides like a dream.
Forum: Touring
03-26-14, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,592
Posted By gitarzan

so how did it work out? pictures?

so how did it work out?

pictures?
07-15-13, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By gitarzan

Thanks. I'll go get a set of Allen's that will...

Thanks. I'll go get a set of Allen's that will fit a socket tonight.
07-15-13, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By gitarzan

Crank/Bottom bracket alignment/torque question.

I know there is an optimal torque for bolting on the cranks to the bb.

I do have a torque wrench but do not own a set of Allen adapters.

Anyway, what I want to know... Is should the crank be...
07-11-13, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,494
Posted By gitarzan

http://freepages.misc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gitar...

http://freepages.misc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gitarzan/Bicycles/MieleUmbriaElite/photo.JPG

Perfect fit.
I think the braze-ons were dual purpose for cable with a certain fitting or for a...
07-02-13, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,494
Posted By gitarzan

http://www.jensonusa.com/Jagwire-Alloy-Housing-Sto...

http://www.jensonusa.com/Jagwire-Alloy-Housing-Stop
07-02-13, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,494
Posted By gitarzan

Aha found it. ...

Aha found it.
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/756126-can-not-keep-the-brake-cable-on-the-frame

I searched for hours the other night and did not see that post. Now to find yonder ferrule.
07-02-13, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,494
Posted By gitarzan

I'll bet this is some proprietary crap.

I'll bet this is some proprietary crap.
07-02-13, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,494
Posted By gitarzan

You left the E off the end of your user name

You left the E off the end of your user name
07-02-13, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,494
Posted By gitarzan

http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac249/yuriyt1/I...

http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac249/yuriyt1/IMG_3771_zps9ae952c5.jpg
07-02-13, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,494
Posted By gitarzan

Fwiw the bike frame is a Miele Umbria Elite. ...

Fwiw the bike frame is a Miele Umbria Elite. It's a frame they are clearing out on ebay for about $50.

I found a couple images online and at beat it looks like a black grommet in there.
07-02-13, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,494
Posted By gitarzan

No, no normal braze ons on the top tube. ...

No, no normal braze ons on the top tube.

Weird huh?

The did have fittings for either rear disc or rear v types. No disc fitting for the front. Odd, that's where I would want a disc.
07-02-13, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,494
Posted By gitarzan

Here you go. I initially tried to glue some...

Here you go. I initially tried to glue some cable adjusters in there, then thought the better of it and pried them back out.
...
07-02-13, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,494
Posted By gitarzan

Oddball Braze-on

Alright, I don't know what this is and no one I show it to knows either. I bought a frame and this is the last part. I was about to run a brake line to the rear vbrake and was dumb struck by...
06-25-13, 03:57 PM
06-23-13, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,301
Posted By gitarzan

Ask Jared.

Ask Jared.
06-22-13, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,203
Posted By gitarzan

I see little not to like about that Jamis. ...

I see little not to like about that Jamis.

But hey, test them all.
06-22-13, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
Posted By gitarzan

Yeah, the 2014 models are about to come out.

Yeah, the 2014 models are about to come out.
06-22-13, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By gitarzan

Just don't turn into the soup nazi. :lol:

Just don't turn into the soup nazi. :lol:
06-22-13, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 949
Posted By gitarzan

Hey, it's just like riding a bike. You'll only...

Hey, it's just like riding a bike. You'll only fall a few times.
Forum: Commuting
06-21-13, 11:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,368
Posted By gitarzan

And if there are a crowd of people, don't ride...

And if there are a crowd of people, don't ride between them

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/614084-Worst-Commute-EVER?highlight=Columbus+attack
06-21-13, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,526
Posted By gitarzan

Chilling Craigslist brag.

http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/06/21/taunting-craigslist-post-about-bicycle-crash-strikes-nerve-with-biking-community.html

Today on the Columbus Craigslist some posted a message bragging...
06-21-13, 05:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,683
Posted By gitarzan

If he said to me what he said to the OP, I would...

If he said to me what he said to the OP, I would have offered him a sniff.

"So it's a Brooks copy"
"Not really, would you like a sniff? Go ahead."
06-21-13, 05:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,896
Posted By gitarzan

I'd think if its kept dry and not allowed get...

I'd think if its kept dry and not allowed get cold enough to allow condensation it should be ok.
06-21-13, 10:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 26,333
Posted By gitarzan

You can get a free sample can of aero kroil here....

You can get a free sample can of aero kroil here. http://www.kanolabs.com/

At least I hope they will send me one.
Forum: Commuting
06-21-13, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By gitarzan

That fork is forked. Get him a new bike and back...

That fork is forked. Get him a new bike and back onto the saddle.

When I was a kid we used to wreck our bikes on purpose...

My favorite was going Ben Hur on the other guys spokes with my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-13, 09:39 AM
06-20-13, 09:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,748
Posted By gitarzan

While biking? The Honorable Mayor of our fair...

While biking? The Honorable Mayor of our fair city. He bikes too.
06-20-13, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By gitarzan

I was on Crestor several years ago and it made me...

I was on Crestor several years ago and it made me feel like I had been on the rack. Lipitor treats me better.

Eating a can of sardinesevery day or two really works wonders.
06-20-13, 04:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,121
Posted By gitarzan

Just ride one of these and tuck your junk in the...

Just ride one of these and tuck your junk in the slot.
Believe me, you'll remember to unclip your shoes every time you stop. ...
06-20-13, 09:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,686
Posted By gitarzan

A few years ago, I was trying to impress some...

A few years ago, I was trying to impress some young ladies at an amusement park, and a friend called me aside and said forget it Dave, at our age we are invisible to them.
06-19-13, 03:12 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,359
Posted By gitarzan

http://online.wsj.com/article/APa2d6bf76647e475a9d...

http://online.wsj.com/article/APa2d6bf76647e475a9d4576667abf4dda.html
06-19-13, 09:54 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,930
Posted By gitarzan

Two things... Around here it is illegal to...

Two things...

Around here it is illegal to ride on the sidewalk, unless the rider deems it prudent to do so. So I might be riding on a busy street, when it might get dense while lanes merge, etc....
Replies: 10
Views: 2,344
Posted By gitarzan

Thats part of the mystery.

Thats part of the mystery.
Forum: Commuting
06-17-13, 03:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,757
Posted By gitarzan

I carry a foot or so of Velcro tape. Besides its...

I carry a foot or so of Velcro tape. Besides its other uses, I can wrap around my rear wheel and seat stay. Bike ain't going nowhere and hopefully no one is sticking around to cipher it out.
06-14-13, 09:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,213
Posted By gitarzan

Great. Now instead of hearing, "On your left,"...

Great. Now instead of hearing, "On your left," we'll be hearing, "Above you!"
06-14-13, 08:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,940
Posted By gitarzan

Prayers sent for you, Retro. A few months ago...

Prayers sent for you, Retro. A few months ago they though I had a heart attack, turned out I didn't but it was scary waiting to find out.
06-14-13, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By gitarzan

Welcome to BF, Jimbojo.

Welcome to BF, Jimbojo.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-13, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By gitarzan

Greater Toronto Area? And yes, that's too...

Greater Toronto Area?

And yes, that's too much by about twice at least.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-13, 12:19 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,867
Posted By gitarzan

Around here, Lotsa waves on side streets,...

Around here,

Lotsa waves on side streets, with people out trying to ride because their doctor told them to exercise or die, Freds like me, or sightseers.

No waves from commuters or racer-types...
06-14-13, 12:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,552
Posted By gitarzan

I just tell them, "I'd rather die doing it, than...

I just tell them, "I'd rather die doing it, than to die wishing I had."
06-13-13, 02:01 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 19,776
Posted By gitarzan

That POC is also a really nice looking helmet. ...

That POC is also a really nice looking helmet.

I wonder how big they go?
06-12-13, 11:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,203
Posted By gitarzan

Might it have mismatched bearings? Is the race...

Might it have mismatched bearings? Is the race that goes on the fork missing?
06-12-13, 10:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,457
Posted By gitarzan

The is nothing to not like about that bike. ...

The is nothing to not like about that bike. Beautiful.
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