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07-31-14, 10:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,259
Posted By Bike Rat

Just posted a group ride thread for SA Retro...

Just posted a group ride thread for SA Retro Rigids in Texas regional forum and another forum for mountain bikers. Next will alert local riding clubs. Thanks guys.

retro rigids...yeah for...
07-31-14, 09:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 769
Posted By Bike Rat

SA Retro Rigids (ongoing)

What?! That's right, dust off your retro rigids for a vintage trail ride. Whether just for fun or to regain lost skills, join other 26" rigids for a bucking good time.

If you're interested, reply...
Forum: Texas
07-31-14, 09:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 806
Posted By Bike Rat

SA Retro Rigids

What?! That's right, dust off your retro rigids for a vintage trail ride. Whether just for fun or to regain lost skills, join other 26" rigids for a bucking good time.

If you're interested, reply...
07-31-14, 08:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,259
Posted By Bike Rat

I suppose it's because I'm not slow, my equipment...

I suppose it's because I'm not slow, my equipment is. It'd be different if I was slow because of inadequate skills...that's a challenge to embrace, but an equipment disadvantage is more difficult to...
07-31-14, 07:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,259
Posted By Bike Rat

How poetic. Much better than man up, or cowboy...

How poetic. Much better than man up, or cowboy up. Now let's go get some commies!

God bless America and no one else.
07-31-14, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,259
Posted By Bike Rat

[ You must live in bizarro world. :) I've...

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You must live in bizarro world. :)
I've considered a rigid 29er singlespeed before. Maybe I'll revisit that option again, but my pace will still be off the group.

Watching this video...
07-30-14, 10:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,259
Posted By Bike Rat

Well retro includes 26 fs and hardtail, and rigid...

Well retro includes 26 fs and hardtail, and rigid includes 29ers, so nope, it's not redundant...and more importantly, just Rigid Riders could be misconstrued. Yikes!

Regardless, it's a good...
07-30-14, 04:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,259
Posted By Bike Rat

Good point, though easier said than done. In my...

Good point, though easier said than done. In my neck of the woods ever since suspension hit the market I haven't seen another person riding rigid, and I've only recently seen one retro hardtail....
07-30-14, 02:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,259
Posted By Bike Rat

Thanks for the reminder, skol. Actually I...

Thanks for the reminder, skol. Actually I couldn't care less about being fast, I suppose that's another reason why I usually ride solo. I find riding slow, technical track more enjoyable and...
07-30-14, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,259
Posted By Bike Rat

Got the rigid blues.

Today I got back on my mountain bike after about a 1.5 year break. Due to my schedule I usually ride solo, but today I rode with a group who, of course, all had full-suspension 29'ers; whereas I ride...
08-02-13, 12:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,095
Posted By Bike Rat

I think you meant PVC, not fiberglass. I only...

I think you meant PVC, not fiberglass. I only drink bottled or filtered water; good point otherwise. Though considering the chemical warfare we face daily from food/beverage producers it probably...
08-01-13, 11:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,095
Posted By Bike Rat

It's uncertain whether aluminum is harmful so I...

It's uncertain whether aluminum is harmful so I choose to avoid it. Putting coins in your mouth, while not aluminum, was to emphasize how some metals leach or at least cause a metallic taste. The BPA...
07-31-13, 10:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,095
Posted By Bike Rat

Actually, aluminum is in antiperspirant, but...

Actually, aluminum is in antiperspirant, but deodorant has its own issues. Regardless, for a little tmi, I stopped using both.



Nice, haha! They should just make a lid that attaches to recycled...
07-30-13, 06:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,095
Posted By Bike Rat

Aluminum leaches, there's huge controversy...

Aluminum leaches, there's huge controversy whether it's dangerous or not...to health.
07-30-13, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,092
Posted By Bike Rat

Thanks.

Thanks.
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By Bike Rat

No, the logo looks like it may be applied under...

No, the logo looks like it may be applied under the clear powdercoat when it was repainted. From what I read, it's most likely a Trek. Get the serial #, and call Trek customer service...they'll tell...
07-27-13, 09:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,052
Posted By Bike Rat

Well they're on my urban assault bike so I want...

Well they're on my urban assault bike so I want them to be bombproof, and at 35 lbs, it's a steamroller...once it's rolling, it keeps on going. I'm more worried about pinch-flats and punctures than...
07-27-13, 07:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,514
Posted By Bike Rat

He said the elderly man had "a kink in his neck...

He said the elderly man had "a kink in his neck to see ahead of him", doesn't sound like he's doing much looking over his shoulder when changing lanes, or even looking completely left and right at...
07-27-13, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By Bike Rat

No matter how often I tell people that, they...

No matter how often I tell people that, they still run away from me. :(
07-27-13, 05:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,526
Posted By Bike Rat

The quote parallels the saying that you're only...

The quote parallels the saying that you're only stealing/cheating yourself. Your story is a fantastic parable, I hope to remember it the next time I'm struggling to find the right words to explain...
07-27-13, 05:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,526
Posted By Bike Rat

Looks like it would've been just as easy to...

Looks like it would've been just as easy to unscrew the post instead.
07-27-13, 04:47 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,193
Posted By Bike Rat

Before the topic is closed, I'm reminded that...

Before the topic is closed, I'm reminded that it's sometimes best to keep my mouth shut, not listen to hearsay, don't fan the flames, and to not get hung up on every typed, mistyped, or omitted...
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By Bike Rat

Ugh, that's the real problem, the last thing I...

Ugh, that's the real problem, the last thing I want is to have learn one more thing. I already have enough toil and trouble, but like you said, it's the only way to truly appreciate them. They sound...
Replies: 4
Views: 3,842
Posted By Bike Rat

Thanks for sharing more, but I can already see...

Thanks for sharing more, but I can already see this is beyond my budget. You might try listing it in the marketplace though. She's a beaut', good luck!
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By Bike Rat

Thanks, if we don't figure out a trade, I'll look...

Thanks, if we don't figure out a trade, I'll look for a donor bike, though I'm not well versed in finding inexpensive buys.

Yeah, that's part of my dilemma...do I want to mess with them, learn how...
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By Bike Rat

Yep, just a Bianchi Sport. It's actually a nice...

Yep, just a Bianchi Sport. It's actually a nice riding frame, and is stamped Ishiwata. Being a Japanese Bianchi, I didn't give it much credence until I read the first section of this site:...
Replies: 4
Views: 3,842
Posted By Bike Rat

I say here only because I want it :) Other than...

I say here only because I want it :) Other than that, I don't know. Feel free to apprise me of its size, and approximated value.
Replies: 4
Views: 2,906
Posted By Bike Rat

Thanks! I hadn't noticed the tall headtube until...

Thanks! I hadn't noticed the tall headtube until y'all said it was bigger than stated. No way anyone under 6 feet is riding that.
07-27-13, 11:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,092
Posted By Bike Rat

Do you have a source or link for this info, would...

Do you have a source or link for this info, would be a fun read.
07-27-13, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By Bike Rat

Not much you can do to deter a determined...

Not much you can do to deter a determined attacker, so try to focus on defending yourself. Just like a firearm, practice drawing and using your mace so it becomes ingrained and you'll be aware of...
07-27-13, 10:29 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,193
Posted By Bike Rat

Whoa, Nellie! Firstly, are you stalking the OP?...

Whoa, Nellie! Firstly, are you stalking the OP? Lol
Secondly, showing up at peoples homes is way overboard, and will only lead to trouble...very George Zimmermanish.

I agree with the signature...
07-27-13, 09:59 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,193
Posted By Bike Rat

While bad cops are the best stalkers, "accessing...

While bad cops are the best stalkers, "accessing the license plate database to conduct non-law enforcement activities" is quite different than researching a plate for lawful reasons. Still, as you...
07-27-13, 09:07 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,767
Posted By Bike Rat

My main bike is exceptionally quiet, when trying...

My main bike is exceptionally quiet, when trying to safely pass people or groups who obviously have no consideration for other trail users, for safety I slow to a crawling speed, then when...
07-27-13, 08:20 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,193
Posted By Bike Rat

He used publicly available information only to...

He used publicly available information only to determine contact information...no different than looking up someones name and address in the telephone book, to call this stalking is beyond...
Replies: 4
Views: 2,906
Posted By Bike Rat

Sekai 500 value

Just found this Sekai 500 http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/bik/3962474653.html
It's Sekai's 2nd to lowest model, considering all the "new" stuff, what's it worth?

I guess replacing old parts is a...
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By Bike Rat

Value of Campy Record w/Mavic GP4 tubulars

A flipper friend has '70-80's Campy Record low-flange hubs w/27" Mavic GP4 tubulars that are take-offs, he offered to sell them to me for $75. They're dirty, but spin smoothly, and wear the vintage...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,312
Posted By Bike Rat

Well, it's true worth is the sum of it's parts,...

Well, it's true worth is the sum of it's parts, and the 2 minutes of my time that it took to both read the prior comments and post this one...all for an apparently non-existent bike.
Replies: 16
Views: 1,335
Posted By Bike Rat

I'll be suprised if the seller even replies to...

I'll be suprised if the seller even replies to your email. Those type of sellers are a waste of time...nothing more than a bike tease.
07-26-13, 09:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,326
Posted By Bike Rat

I've read that if you can hear lightning/thunder...

I've read that if you can hear lightning/thunder then you're in danger of being striken. Like PlanoFuji said, car tires don't insulate against shock...and a bicycle/motorcycle and soft-top...
07-26-13, 08:38 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,193
Posted By Bike Rat

Now you have a responsibility to share her...

Now you have a responsibility to share her driving record with the soccer team...if it's a kids league, since they'd likely not want her driving their kids around. This is exactly the reason for some...
07-26-13, 07:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,052
Posted By Bike Rat

Oh, how I would like to hear that more often....

Oh, how I would like to hear that more often. :lol:
Thanks for checking, good sign that all sizes might be as accurate. The Kojaks are great looking tires, they remind of goodyear slicks on rail...
07-24-13, 09:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,052
Posted By Bike Rat

I have Resist Nomad 2.25" on my dedicated street...

I have Resist Nomad 2.25" on my dedicated street mtb. Upon telling my mechanic I wanted the widest slicks that fit, he suggested them. At about 50 psi they measure 2.15"... so easily 2.20 at higher...
07-18-13, 10:00 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,657
Posted By Bike Rat

I appreciate your response, it provides me an...

I appreciate your response, it provides me an opportunity to consider my beliefs.

I'm a native Texan. I thought "share the road" originated here, but really have no true idea, and presumed/hoped...
07-18-13, 02:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,657
Posted By Bike Rat

Thanks for your comments. Actually, in post 47, I...

Thanks for your comments. Actually, in post 47, I was agreeing with the "mythic fixation with riding slowly", rather than any specific speed...I should have differentiated that. You'll notice in post...
07-18-13, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 846
Posted By Bike Rat

In trying to find the article just now, which I...

In trying to find the article just now, which I wasn't able to do, I found that I was using incorrect terminology.

"Cardiac arrest - when the heart stops beating suddenly and completely - is...
07-18-13, 11:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 846
Posted By Bike Rat

That article definitely caused me to question my...

That article definitely caused me to question my preference for 'never give up'. Rather than still assuming all will be well, it's now a matter of what level of impairment am I willing to accept.
07-18-13, 11:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,604
Posted By Bike Rat

This is a job for an 'entomological engineer',...

This is a job for an 'entomological engineer', someone capable of studying the causes of ant road rage.
07-18-13, 02:18 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,657
Posted By Bike Rat

Exactly! The bureaucrats have an idyllic fantasy...

Exactly! The bureaucrats have an idyllic fantasy that cycling is pedaling at speeds just above walking pace and limited to short distances.

In talking with a Frenchman recently, he said he walks...
07-18-13, 01:46 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,657
Posted By Bike Rat

What's wrong with having it both ways...I support...

What's wrong with having it both ways...I support segregated –multi-use– paths, but don't set it up to require all cyclists to use it. Just because some people choose, or don't have the ability, to...
07-18-13, 01:03 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,657
Posted By Bike Rat

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/images/mi...

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/images/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by John Forester http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/images/buttons/viewpost-right.png...
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