Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: 50PlusCycling
Showing results 1 to 50 of 399
Search took 0.04 seconds.
Forum: Foo
02-21-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 791
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Not to sound unkind, but you are experiencing...

Not to sound unkind, but you are experiencing what is wrong with a large part of society. The lack of motivation has a negative effect on your overall life perspective, and you are not obtaining any...
Forum: Foo
02-21-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,419
Posted By 50PlusCycling

The “vaccines” are odd, as they don’t protect you...

The “vaccines” are odd, as they don’t protect you from catching or passing on COVID, they just protect you from becoming seriously ill. So, even if you are vaccinated, you will still have to take...
02-20-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 824
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I bought a first generation Ricoh GR III digital...

I bought a first generation Ricoh GR III digital camera. It cost me $100, including the charger and battery. It is not a POS camera, it is durable, has an excellent lens and sensor, and can be...
02-20-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,456
Posted By 50PlusCycling

The best investment (and to many people, the most...

The best investment (and to many people, the most expensive) is time in the saddle. More than half of the comfort issue is your backside, not the saddle or shorts. If you spend enough time in the...
02-20-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 812
Posted By 50PlusCycling

You can use WD-40, it will unstick the chain and...

You can use WD-40, it will unstick the chain and get things moving. However, the rust and debris will remain, and cause wear to the chain.

To keep your bike working efficiently, and to increase...
Forum: For Sale
02-19-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,306
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I’d love to have it, but I’m in Japan, and...

I’d love to have it, but I’m in Japan, and shipping options are rather limited recently.
02-19-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,558
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I hate turbo trainers, the CIA could use a...

I hate turbo trainers, the CIA could use a rickety turbo trainer as an “enhanced interrogation technique.”

Years ago I ditched my turbo trainer and got a set of used rollers from an LBS. After a...
02-19-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By 50PlusCycling

No hard times during the pandemic here in Japan....

No hard times during the pandemic here in Japan. At the moment I am in Niseko sitting in the “Edge” restaurant looking at the mountains and snow. I came here with friends for 5 days of skiing, and...
02-19-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,388
Posted By 50PlusCycling

You might scoff at roads in America, but they are...

You might scoff at roads in America, but they are better than the roads the other 90% of the world has. Here in Japan roads are much narrower and more congested, yet they are safer for cyclists. This...
02-19-21, 02:18 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,238
Posted By 50PlusCycling

"Once Saddle to Rule Them All." When I was...

"Once Saddle to Rule Them All."

When I was younger, I scoffed at Brook saddles, they were for guys who rode bikes with panniers and orange flags. I used what were popular at the time, Selle...
02-19-21, 02:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I upgraded to Shimano XTR BR-M970 V brakes and...

I upgraded to Shimano XTR BR-M970 V brakes and levers. You can find them used for a decent price (sometimes new, if you look around hard enough). They look good, require a much lighter touch that...
12-18-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,448
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I have been working from home for some 5 years...

I have been working from home for some 5 years now. It is wonderful not to have to commute, for the 6 years before I became self employed I used public transportation. Tokyo has a very efficient...
12-18-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,388
Posted By 50PlusCycling

There is nothing wrong with cycling...

There is nothing wrong with cycling infrastructure in the US. As bicycles can ride most places cars can drive, America has more roadways available for cycling than nearly any other country. What...
12-18-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,231
Posted By 50PlusCycling

For me there has never been a substitute for...

For me there has never been a substitute for outdoor riding. I use rollers at home when the weather is too bad to ride outside, and I sometimes use a trainer at the gym. There is no way I can ride on...
12-15-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,423
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Though I own a power-assist shopping bike here in...

Though I own a power-assist shopping bike here in Japan (for shopping and taking my young daughter to school), it is hard for me to take these kind of power assist bicycles seriously. The advantage...
12-15-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,035
Posted By 50PlusCycling

First, make sure the bike fits. The saddle and...

First, make sure the bike fits. The saddle and bars should be adjusted for a bit more upright and relaxed position than they would for younger people. You should be carrying at least some of your...
12-15-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,047
Posted By 50PlusCycling

It's a 53, which is the most common size here in...

It's a 53, which is the most common size here in Japan.
11-16-20, 12:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,243
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Winds do keep me inside. On windy days I choose a...

Winds do keep me inside. On windy days I choose a route which will take me into the wind on my way out, and let the wind push me back when I return. On rare occasions the wind has changed mid-ride,...
11-15-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,869
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Patches are still cheap, learn how to install...

Patches are still cheap, learn how to install them properly, and if you ride as much as I do, you'll save about $100 a year.
11-15-20, 04:08 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,171
Posted By 50PlusCycling

If a car honks at you, ignore it, it's only...

If a car honks at you, ignore it, it's only noise. The driver may be ignorant, he may be stupid, he may be crazy, and all three are good reasons to avoid getting into an altercation. Even if the...
11-01-20, 02:00 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,622
Posted By 50PlusCycling

As a former bike mechanic, I say Park tools are...

As a former bike mechanic, I say Park tools are excellent. They are well-designed, well-made, and a good value for those who use bike tools regularly. You can get no-name tools very cheaply from...
10-27-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,665
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I had a Japanese Araya Aero, which had oval steel...

I had a Japanese Araya Aero, which had oval steel tubes and a Dura Ace AX group. Huffy made an aero rube road bike with the botttm-end AX components, I saw these Huffys for sale at Fedmart and Gemco...
10-23-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,648
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Most of my rides nowadays are taking my...

Most of my rides nowadays are taking my 6-year-old daughter to and from school by bike. She likes to sing songs during the rides, and tell me about her day in school. These things make me happy.
10-22-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,002
Posted By 50PlusCycling

The Blackburn Road Morph is my favorite pump. You...

The Blackburn Road Morph is my favorite pump. You can set the end of the pump on the ground (there is a fold out tab you can put your foot on to hold it steady. I like this pump because it is nearly...
10-19-20, 02:49 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,364
Posted By 50PlusCycling

"May" means the same thing as "May not." You...

"May" means the same thing as "May not." You "may" get hit by a car while riding your bike next week, you "might" win the lottery if you buy a ticket tomorrow, you "could" be a millionaire if you...
10-15-20, 12:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Politics of COVID

The one thing which is most disconcerting about the COVID pandemic is how it has become a political weapon which people use to bash one another. There is an old saying in business and politics which...
10-12-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 984
Posted By 50PlusCycling

COVID in Sweden, Europe, and Elsewhere

Some interesting information on COVID 19, what has been going in Sweden, and other countries. I like how the information is laid out, and how long term perspectives are used to help get a grasp of...
10-07-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,598
Posted By 50PlusCycling

If I didn't do all the things I wasn't mentally...

If I didn't do all the things I wasn't mentally into, I would be living under a bridge and carrying all of my belongings is a shopping cart. Work, no matter what it is, requires discipline, and so do...
10-06-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By 50PlusCycling

You can find “Great Cycling Writers” in the...

You can find “Great Cycling Writers” in the section next to “Top 10 Inuit Astronauts.”

Though I have read a lot of books written by cyclists and about cycling, and have been entertained or...
10-04-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,902
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Wanting to go places but not being old enough to...

Wanting to go places but not being old enough to drive a car.
10-03-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 11,460
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Slavery has a long history, dating back thousands...

Slavery has a long history, dating back thousands of years. If we are paying reparations for slavery in previous generations, the line will be very long, and African-Americans would be at the very...
09-29-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By 50PlusCycling

When I moved to Japan I bought a used bicycle...

When I moved to Japan I bought a used bicycle hard case off Craigslist, and checked the bike with my luggage. The check-in agent hinted that there was an additional charge for checking a bike, so I...
09-26-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,057
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Dr Fauci owns patents for some of the processes...

Dr Fauci owns patents for some of the processes being used to develop a COVID 19 vaccine. If a vaccine is developed, Fauci will earn millions, even tens of millions, in licensing his processes.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,392
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I've raced bicycles and motorcycles, and...

I've raced bicycles and motorcycles, and experienced these wobbles a lot, on motorcycles it is often called the "death wobble."

It is important that your wheels be true, that the frame is...
09-26-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By 50PlusCycling

If you live in an area which as any retirement...

If you live in an area which as any retirement communities, pay a visit and ask when the next bazaar or sale will be held. These are usually held a few time a year, and you will find great deals on...
09-26-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,890
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I use automotive grade Simple Green, this stuff...

I use automotive grade Simple Green, this stuff cuts grease better than the ordinary stuff. I spray it on the cassette and chain rings, and brush it off. Simple Green corrodes raw aluminum, but will...
09-26-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,812
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I once found a plastic dinosaur toy, I have found...

I once found a plastic dinosaur toy, I have found several baggies of weed and pills (thrown out by drivers when they pass a cop), a High Point 9mm handgun, and a Tag Heuer watch.
09-26-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,158
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I guess you don't have insurance, or you wouldn't...

I guess you don't have insurance, or you wouldn't be posting this question here. Don't go to the yellow pages; unless you are suing someone, most of these guys won't even take your call. If you are a...
09-26-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,539
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Any bike is better than no bike. The Walmart...

Any bike is better than no bike. The Walmart bikes are built well enough to comply with US regulations and to avoid lawsuits (America has nearly 60% of the world's lawyers). The paint and the coating...
09-24-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,423
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I often hear about how people in the old days had...

I often hear about how people in the old days had more money, and could afford to have a stay-at-home wife who raised the kids. Remembering the old days, I remember that we certainly didn't have more...
09-24-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,459
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I was really enjoying the thread, and enjoyed it...

I was really enjoying the thread, and enjoyed it even more because of the ads between the posts. I am not sure what ads you are seeing in your home countries, but the one I see here in Tokyo is for...
09-24-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 17,483
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Here in Japan things are different from other...

Here in Japan things are different from other places. The worst annoying vehicles are:

Other cyclists. In Japan cyclists ride on streets and sidewalks, can ride either way on a one-way street....
09-23-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 821
Posted By 50PlusCycling

You will see a definite improvement in fitness....

You will see a definite improvement in fitness. If you ride every day, and make it a habit, you will try to keep riding every day. When you are riding every day, you can mix intervals or sprints into...
09-18-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,060
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I got a wonderful Schwinn Paramount, the older...

I got a wonderful Schwinn Paramount, the older kind made by Waterford, and it came complete with its original Campy Record components. The minimum bid on single bikes was $60, and no one else bid....
09-18-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,249
Posted By 50PlusCycling

It makes a bigger difference than you realize....

It makes a bigger difference than you realize. The amount of effort needed to carry around extra weight is considerable, and when that weight is removed, the energy savings goes a long way to...
09-15-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,207
Posted By 50PlusCycling

It's not important. What you ride is less...

It's not important. What you ride is less important than riding, and unless you are riding competitively in a team where there are fleet of bikes where it is logical that all the bikes share the same...
09-15-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By 50PlusCycling

The problem is shipping. Small goods are sent in...

The problem is shipping. Small goods are sent in small packages in airmail shipments, and most of these ride in the bottom of passenger airliners. The cost of air mail is low, so the prices for...
Forum: Foo
09-14-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 939
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Move. When I was a kid in California the...

Move.

When I was a kid in California the hills burned every summer. The usual year in California is endless rain in the winter, which causes the grass, trees, and weeds to grow. In spring the...
09-14-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,732
Posted By 50PlusCycling

You can find them at Bic Camera, they used to...

You can find them at Bic Camera, they used to export the US, but the cost of shipping would equal the cost of the bike. Your ordinary mamachari is a simple, single-speed bike with a step-through...
09-14-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,600
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Schools in Japan reopened in June following a...

Schools in Japan reopened in June following a hybrid plan, with two day of class, one day of home study. After a month, kids came every day, and now it seems the schedule is back to normal, with some...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 399
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.