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11-06-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,627
Posted By royphotog

From more miles on a motorcycle than a bicycle, I...

From more miles on a motorcycle than a bicycle, I have learned that high vis is helpful, but the best defense is situational awareness. Know the situation you're in and avoid bad situations....
10-26-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,926
Posted By royphotog

You can make the safety argument, now the...

You can make the safety argument, now the entertainment argument is a little bit harder, especially with the disco.
10-19-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,645
Posted By royphotog

So true, My double bypass showed me the way to...

So true, My double bypass showed me the way to being a vegetarian. It's good for you and good for the planet.
10-19-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,645
Posted By royphotog

Protein is overrated, most people get way too...

Protein is overrated, most people get way too much protein. It's a sales gimmick, protein, protein-protein. Take a look at the book Proteineholic by Garth Davis and Howard Jacobson.
10-18-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By royphotog

You don't find that "latitude" much anymore, if...

You don't find that "latitude" much anymore, if corporations seem to want to dedicate from the glass office, they have a set of procedures for everything and don't allow the individual to have much...
10-18-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,313
Posted By royphotog

Thanks for this unique perspective on visibility....

Thanks for this unique perspective on visibility. I suspect that it does not differ much from the distracted driver, which these days are most of them.
10-18-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,313
Posted By royphotog

I will try to remember that today when it hits 91...

I will try to remember that today when it hits 91 this afternoon here in the central valley of California.
10-17-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By royphotog

We have an REI here in Fresno, I have bought a...

We have an REI here in Fresno, I have bought a few things from them, and when I have had interactions with the techs they were always friendly and helpful. I enjoy shopping there.
10-14-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,718
Posted By royphotog

I bought a used mid 90s rocky Mountain Sherpa off...

I bought a used mid 90s rocky Mountain Sherpa off Craigslist for $175, put another $175 into with accessories and so it fit me. I learned a log=t from fixing up that old bike. The last bike I bought...
10-14-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,601
Posted By royphotog

That sounds like a Dual to me.

That sounds like a Dual to me.
10-14-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,313
Posted By royphotog

I wear a light greenish breathable shirt and dark...

I wear a light greenish breathable shirt and dark trunks, but I just ordered a bright yellow cycling jersey. Coming from 20 years of motorcycling I have worn high vis for years and while I have read...
10-14-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,397
Posted By royphotog

does say the following: Puncture...

does say the following:

Puncture protection newly defined - the material itself prevents sudden air loss
10-08-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,225
Posted By royphotog

I enjoy just going out and riding, suddenly it's...

I enjoy just going out and riding, suddenly it's been an hour and a half and I the time just flows by. I enjoy leaning into a turn, getting on the gas, or just ambling. Whether the two wheels are on...
10-07-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,584
Posted By royphotog

I have bar-end mirrors, I want to see what is...

I have bar-end mirrors, I want to see what is behind me. One on a drop-bar bike and one on a more straight MTB bike would hate to ride without them.
10-07-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,708
Posted By royphotog

Well thank you, Bill, I am glad to hear that.

Well thank you, Bill, I am glad to hear that.
10-07-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,573
Posted By royphotog

I bought my Centurian from an LBS in 1979, when I...

I bought my Centurian from an LBS in 1979, when I looked in the instruction manual last year there was the original receipt stapled to the inside cover, $179.99, Kickstand $4.00. I have kept a file...
10-06-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,573
Posted By royphotog

We sold a Suzuki Burgman 650 scooter a few years...

We sold a Suzuki Burgman 650 scooter a few years back, learned never to post the real cost of the item in the headline, within about 30 minutes we got several offers to buy, pay with PayPal, one was...
10-06-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,708
Posted By royphotog

I was seeing that as I got back into cycling last...

I was seeing that as I got back into cycling last year, 27" was a thing of the past, and it makes sense that nothing new is coming out for them. My plan is to repaint the 1979 Centurian that I have...
10-06-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,708
Posted By royphotog

I am guilty of that also, but I have been trying...

I am guilty of that also, but I have been trying to get better at the follow-up. some people take a lot of time to reply to threads and I figure they should get at least a thank you and in this case...
10-06-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,708
Posted By royphotog

It was to tires in general. In looking at tires...

It was to tires in general. In looking at tires for sale I don't see that spec in the descriptions.
10-05-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,708
Posted By royphotog

That would be threads per inch? Is that average?

That would be threads per inch? Is that average?
10-05-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,708
Posted By royphotog

Tire replaced, and here is a look at the inside...

Tire replaced, and here is a look at the inside of the tire and the threads that are torn. ...
10-05-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,573
Posted By royphotog

couple years back I saw a rusting mid 60s bus on...

couple years back I saw a rusting mid 60s bus on eBay, not even sure it ran,, and was bidding for $22,000
10-05-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,573
Posted By royphotog

I just picked up a set of Mavic 27" wheels from a...

I just picked up a set of Mavic 27" wheels from a guy on Craigslist a week ago and when we met, at his house, I could tell he was someone who knew bikes and had been working on them for years. We got...
10-05-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,573
Posted By royphotog

I thought they were water pumpers? I had a 67...

I thought they were water pumpers? I had a 67 Camper Bus for 13 years, got so I could take the engine out in 20 minutes, (because I did it so much) gave it to one of my sons who ran it into the...
10-05-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,708
Posted By royphotog

You are correct, it is a Kenda 27" and it was a...

You are correct, it is a Kenda 27" and it was a comfortable tire to ride.
10-04-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,708
Posted By royphotog

Thanks for the replies, it's a 27x 1 1/4 tire,...

Thanks for the replies, it's a 27x 1 1/4 tire, sounds like it's time for a new one. It's a cheap tire I bought off Amazon last year to get my old Centurian back on the road, two tires, two tubes, and...
10-04-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,708
Posted By royphotog

Deformed Tire

I was taking a little rest today on my ride and noticed this deformity on my rear tire. When I got home I removed it, checked for any crimping of the tube, didn't find anything, put it back on and...
10-04-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By royphotog

Thanks for the replies, now I know what to look...

Thanks for the replies, now I know what to look for and understand better. The couple forks I saw on Craigslist here did not have that cable housing stopper. Also, sounds like I could change the...
10-03-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By royphotog

Adding suspension Forks to a ridged MTB

I have a mid-90s Rocky Mountain Sherpa with a rigid suspension. As I wandering around on craigslist I see some suspension forks and being new to mountain bikes, I am wondering what I should be...
10-03-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,128
Posted By royphotog

I would say no stickers on the wheels, and the...

I would say no stickers on the wheels, and the red water bottle cages should be ether black like the bike or I think silver would look good. Now, they are too bright red. Everything else looks good.
Replies: 22
Views: 1,585
Posted By royphotog

I measured them both with my micromotor last...

I measured them both with my micromotor last night, lo and behold, they are the same width. It's is an illusion. The new to me Strada's sure look thinner, but the micrometer doesn't lie. Oh, and I...
09-29-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,337
Posted By royphotog

Seems to have got some of you all riled up. I...

Seems to have got some of you all riled up. I think I'll go take a ride.
Replies: 22
Views: 1,585
Posted By royphotog

Thanks again for all the help and replies. I got...

Thanks again for all the help and replies. I got the wheels and they went on my frame, a little tight on the front wheel but still worked. Nice to have quick releases, the old ones were just bolt-on....
09-24-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,019
Posted By royphotog

I would have to agree with your assessment, this...

I would have to agree with your assessment, this was a long time ago but the girl was in her teens, I would say 15-16 as I remember but as you said, it really makes no difference. If I had looked to...
09-22-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 20,866
Posted By royphotog

I can see that. We have a one-way street with two...

I can see that. We have a one-way street with two lanes of traffic right in from of my office. Many times I have had a car in the closest land stop, and if it's a big car I can't see the other lane...
09-22-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 20,866
Posted By royphotog

Yeah, I understand that they are trying to be...

Yeah, I understand that they are trying to be nice, and your right, the one with dark windows that I can't see the driver anoy me also, I had a guy this past week roll his window down so I could see...
09-22-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 20,866
Posted By royphotog

I thought I was the only one who gets anoyed at...

I thought I was the only one who gets anoyed at drivers who stop for me, even when they have the right of way. I wave them across, I want to yell, go, go, you have the right of way you idiot. I...
09-20-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 16,203
Posted By royphotog

I am relatively new to this forum and am a...

I am relatively new to this forum and am a returning rider, having got my bike off the hanger in the garage last fall and got the bug this summer. I read Just Ride, having found it on Kindle. I found...
09-18-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,659
Posted By royphotog

We had a good day today, air quality was in the...

We had a good day today, air quality was in the 30sw this morning, went on a short ride before work.
09-17-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 820
Posted By royphotog

brilliant,

brilliant,
09-17-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 820
Posted By royphotog

I received the chain today from amazon, a day...

I received the chain today from amazon, a day early, (that has been happening lately) A KMC X8.99 1/2 X 3/32 definitely wider than the chain that was on it (the 10-speed chain that would get caught...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,585
Posted By royphotog

Cool, I was judging them from photos on Sheldon...

Cool, I was judging them from photos on Sheldon Browns page on dropouts, but they have supported my wheels for all these years and seem to work just fine. Thanks for the follow up.
09-16-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 19,837
Views: 2,485,184
Posted By royphotog

I'll remember that one, I'm sure it will get more...

I'll remember that one, I'm sure it will get more useful as time goes on.
09-16-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 820
Posted By royphotog

Interesting, and yes, the one I ordered comes...

Interesting, and yes, the one I ordered comes with a master link, it sounds like its like the quick link. I saw the Park Tool video and using the tool that looks a lot like a pair of snap ring pliers...
09-16-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19,837
Views: 2,485,184
Posted By royphotog

Thanks for the encouragement, and I did think...

Thanks for the encouragement, and I did think about saddle height. The next ride I will raise it a tad and see how that works.
09-16-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 820
Posted By royphotog

actually the "they" was me. I counted the links...

actually the "they" was me. I counted the links on the old chain, which I believe was the original one that came with the bike. (I bought it new in 1979)
09-16-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,659
Posted By royphotog

I saw this morning all the reading around the bay...

I saw this morning all the reading around the bay area was green. Must be nice for a change. In the Central valley, 160s,
09-16-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,659
Posted By royphotog

Lee vining this morning was recording an air...

Lee vining this morning was recording an air quality of 1040... dam..
09-16-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 820
Posted By royphotog

ordered a KMC chain from Amazon, should be here...

ordered a KMC chain from Amazon, should be here Friday. 116 links, that's what the old one was and seamed to work well as far as the length goes.
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