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08-09-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,611
Posted By FiftySix

Took a single speed spin before the sun had set...

Took a single speed spin before the sun had set this evening.

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08-09-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By FiftySix

In my experience, it is. When I was young...

In my experience, it is.

When I was young and in between high school and tech school, I had a job as a security guard for a year. Sometimes, I'd work two 8 hour shifts back to back. Ride my...
08-08-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 747
Posted By FiftySix

:roflmao2: I gotta remember that one. :D

:roflmao2:

I gotta remember that one. :D
08-08-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 358
Posted By FiftySix

Compared to my youth, I go super easy with...

Compared to my youth, I go super easy with dumbbells, sit ups, pushups, etc. The heaviest dumbbells I have now are 25 lbs. each, so repetition is what I go after.

I really do it so I have strength...
08-08-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 4,716
Posted By FiftySix

Around here, the toilets flush down. I'd hate to...

Around here, the toilets flush down. I'd hate to use a toilet that flushes back at me.
Forum: Foo
08-08-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 515
Posted By FiftySix

So the name Karen looks to be going down the path...

So the name Karen looks to be going down the path of the names Peter or Dick.
08-08-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 747
Posted By FiftySix

Real bikers get a pass. Not like a real biker has...

Real bikers get a pass. Not like a real biker has a lot of health care money to try and cure STDs, liver disease, gunshot wounds, etc.

Now those dressed up bikers with high paying professional...
08-06-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 730
Posted By FiftySix

Pre-pandemic, average bicycles were very...

Pre-pandemic, average bicycles were very affordable on Craigslist here. Now, below average and average bicycles are way overpriced.

Lot's of Wally World bike flippers out there too, with the new...
08-05-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,861
Posted By FiftySix

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Forum: Foo
08-04-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,387
Posted By FiftySix

Costumed up and having fun. Cool. :) ...

Costumed up and having fun. Cool. :)

Otherwise, I was happy when grunge came along and started to displace '80s hair band metal.
08-03-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,611
Posted By FiftySix

If it was mine, I would still ride it, but just...

If it was mine, I would still ride it, but just check it at each stop to see if it worsens or not. Disclaimer: Advice given here is for myself, not for others. :)
08-02-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,454
Posted By FiftySix

Yeah, I should leave it be. I'm just on a...

Yeah, I should leave it be.

I'm just on a high frustration level right now because incomes are low, people in my family are out of work, and my bank account keeps getting drained with the looks of...
Forum: Foo
08-02-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1,610
Views: 126,587
Posted By FiftySix

Newest - https://youtu.be/0ltBfZrRduk ...

Newest -
https://youtu.be/0ltBfZrRduk

Older -
https://youtu.be/uwRncKBID-s

Oldest? -
https://youtu.be/AtPqimMv74A
08-01-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,434
Posted By FiftySix

So simple techniques and modest tool budgets are...

So simple techniques and modest tool budgets are not worthy of Wabi trying to sell to regular people? I'm sure there's a reason why I don't get this. Of course, I don't even know who Z Gallardo is.
Forum: Commuting
08-01-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By FiftySix

What did you not like about the bike? I've like...

What did you not like about the bike? I've like the looks and specs of the Classico step-over model, but those Opus bikes aren't common where I live.
08-01-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,378
Posted By FiftySix

Coaster Brakes for the win, baby. Now, if I could...

Coaster Brakes for the win, baby. Now, if I could only figure out how to mount one on the front wheel and make it work . . .

:innocent:
08-01-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 470
Posted By FiftySix

Many decades ago, I was taught to pack bearings...

Many decades ago, I was taught to pack bearings by using the palm of my hand.

https://youtu.be/P_tSJq9zc-M
Forum: Foo
07-31-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 822
Posted By FiftySix

Finally. I can afford to relive the days of my...

Finally. I can afford to relive the days of my youth. :50:

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07-31-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 995
Posted By FiftySix

Definitely.

Definitely.
07-30-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 651
Posted By FiftySix

The only solvent I have in my garage stronger...

The only solvent I have in my garage stronger than acetone is methyl ethyl ketone (MEK). It can turn paint tacky just by contact. I'm not sure if it would work well cleaning goo off rims without...
07-28-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,990
Posted By FiftySix

I'll tell ya what I like about reflectors besides...

I'll tell ya what I like about reflectors besides the fact they light up your bike more when struck by other vehicle lights. They are reassuring when your USB charged lighting system gives you the...
07-27-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,990
Posted By FiftySix

Shhhh. You're describing my daylight dedicated...

Shhhh. You're describing my daylight dedicated cruising bike. :lol:
Forum: Commuting
07-26-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,667
Posted By FiftySix

I'm laughin' at your avatar, soldier. :D

I'm laughin' at your avatar, soldier. :D
07-26-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By FiftySix

In the '70s, my dad did have a brown diamond...

In the '70s, my dad did have a brown diamond frame 3-speed of some sort. Probably bought from a department store, like all of our bikes back then.

I don't recall riding with him, probably because...
07-25-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By FiftySix

I like the gargoyle. The other one should be...

I like the gargoyle. The other one should be called The Bug Eater. :D
Forum: Foo
07-25-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 428
Posted By FiftySix

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Forum: Foo
07-25-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By FiftySix

Thursday after an all day job wrenching on a...

Thursday after an all day job wrenching on a machine in downtown Houston, I finally had a couple of Yankee beers out of our office fridge.

I drank it in Texas and I'm a native Texan, so there. :p...
Forum: Foo
07-24-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 822
Posted By FiftySix

I'm having fun remembering the short falls. :D ...

I'm having fun remembering the short falls. :D

The best part was the gas mileage. Pulling and working on the engine was a breeze, too. If you ever wanted to learn how to do sliding u-turns at...
Forum: Foo
07-24-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 822
Posted By FiftySix

Oh, I remember that heater. It was like someone...

Oh, I remember that heater. It was like someone was puffing out enough airflow to fog a mirror. Except that puff had to make it from the air cooling fan, down to and through the exhaust manifold...
Forum: Foo
07-24-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8,889
Views: 971,353
Posted By FiftySix

Excellent. He ought to have good health insurance...

Excellent. He ought to have good health insurance so he can get that arm fixed. I mean, look at it dangle. :twitchy:
Forum: Foo
07-24-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 822
Posted By FiftySix

My second car was a '68 that I got in 1982. It...

My second car was a '68 that I got in 1982. It was wore out when I got it. So, I rebuilt the engine with JC Whitney parts, also replaced the clutch, and drove it into the ground. Poor little bug went...
Forum: Foo
07-24-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 822
Posted By FiftySix

Lolol. I don't remember that at all, except those...

Lolol. I don't remember that at all, except those plastic creations one could buy and hang in the side window slot. :D
07-23-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By FiftySix

I used to see some sources of ready to go 700c...

I used to see some sources of ready to go 700c single speed coaster brake hub wheels. Not sure where to look right now.

I do know some factory bikes come set up that way, such as this bike...
07-23-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By FiftySix

So aliens do come from Indiana. :twitchy:

So aliens do come from Indiana. :twitchy:
Forum: Foo
07-22-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 25,063
Posted By FiftySix

https://youtu.be/79llXVDWbCQ

https://youtu.be/79llXVDWbCQ
07-22-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 959
Posted By FiftySix

That'd be cool if one could stash those 2 minutes...

That'd be cool if one could stash those 2 minutes per commute day into a time bank of some sort and cash it in when late for work.
07-22-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,562
Posted By FiftySix

It's nice they give you that option when you...

It's nice they give you that option when you order it.
Forum: Foo
07-21-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 646
Posted By FiftySix

You know, the real question should be is, "What...

You know, the real question should be is, "What did the prior owner do with that cookware?"

I'm bettin' he was melting varieties of wax for lubing bicycle chains.
Forum: Foo
07-21-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 646
Posted By FiftySix

For non-anodized, non-teflon coated, bare...

For non-anodized, non-teflon coated, bare aluminum, that is completely normal and expected.

It shouldn't harm you, but if it worries you, get different cookware.
07-21-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 710
Posted By FiftySix

Yeah, considering what bike fittings go for here...

Yeah, considering what bike fittings go for here and if I was 22 years old and had a new bike with a retail price of $420.00 (https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/escape-3), I'd probably do everything I...
Forum: Foo
07-20-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 870
Posted By FiftySix

That would be much more Realistic...

That would be much more Realistic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Realistic_%28brand%29) if you got it at Radio Shack.
07-20-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By FiftySix

Even though I get out in the heat to stay...

Even though I get out in the heat to stay conditioned to it, it sure does bring me down the following day. Sometimes almost the entire following day. The older I get (currently 55), the more I like...
07-20-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 585
Posted By FiftySix

I'd pick the Dew. No suspension needed for your...

I'd pick the Dew. No suspension needed for your situation, plus the tires on the Dew will handle exactly the type of riding you mention.
07-19-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2,649
Views: 272,459
Posted By FiftySix

I watched The Limey...

I watched The Limey (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Limey) last night. Improbable and implausible in many regards, but an entertaining and very well done movie. 8 out of 10 stars.
07-18-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 949
Posted By FiftySix

This would be the reason I would want only one...

This would be the reason I would want only one bike. However, having two bikes sure is nice when one bike breaks down and parts will take a few days or weeks to arrive.
07-18-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,562
Posted By FiftySix

Here are two other calculators if you haven't...

Here are two other calculators if you haven't seen them, James.

Bicycle Gear Calculator (http://www.gear-calculator.com/)

https://sheldonbrown.com/gear-calc.html
Forum: Foo
07-18-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8,889
Views: 971,353
Posted By FiftySix

Biggest axe head in the world?

Biggest axe head in the world?
Forum: Foo
07-18-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8,889
Views: 971,353
Posted By FiftySix

Good to see that CRT had a dramatic and glorious...

Good to see that CRT had a dramatic and glorious death.
07-18-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 763
Posted By FiftySix

Yeah, no local shop seems to ever have the tires...

Yeah, no local shop seems to ever have the tires (or parts) I'm looking for. Seems like the shop tire selection around here is mostly for roadies or gravel bikes. Which makes sense as that's where...
07-17-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,419
Posted By FiftySix

Motor traffic around here tends to use those...

Motor traffic around here tends to use those crosswalk countdown numbers to know how many seconds are left before their green traffic light will become red. No matter that the countdown is really for...
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