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05-26-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By SpedFast

Like Diablo said, you're looking at opening a can...

Like Diablo said, you're looking at opening a can of worms. I have a vintage Giant that I really like with stem shifters that I've been threatening to convert to STI Brifters for a long time. There's...
05-24-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 342
Posted By SpedFast

WD40 will 'soften' the chain up, but it won't...

WD40 will 'soften' the chain up, but it won't lube it. With videos so readily available today all it takes is a little desire to learn and that's a great bike to learn on. They don't get any simpler....
05-21-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By SpedFast

I loved my old Uni, and for the time they were a...

I loved my old Uni, and for the time they were a lighter bike compared to many. Yes, steel. I don't remember why I got rid of it. Oh, now I do, I was moving and got into MTBing and I didn't have room...
05-15-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 480
Posted By SpedFast

Are you looking to be seen or to see? Lots of...

Are you looking to be seen or to see? Lots of variety online ranging from cheap to extreme. With name brands you do get what you pay for,
05-12-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 537
Posted By SpedFast

You got it backwards.... Just ask the Mrs.,...

You got it backwards.... Just ask the Mrs., she'll set you straight.
05-10-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,930
Posted By SpedFast

I find a quality housing has much more influence...

I find a quality housing has much more influence on braking and shifting than the actual cable, but I still prefer stainless. Even with most of the cable exposed, a cheap housing is too flexible and...
05-05-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By SpedFast

I'm on my 3rd bike cover now. The sun eats them...

I'm on my 3rd bike cover now. The sun eats them up in a year. I've switched up to motorcycle specific cover that is much heavier. And yes, leaving your bike under them all the time is an invitation...
05-01-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By SpedFast

No. I didn't realize that. My bad. Thanks

No. I didn't realize that. My bad. Thanks
04-25-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,238
Posted By SpedFast

Anyone heard of "Paying it Forward" ?

Anyone heard of "Paying it Forward" ?
04-24-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 782
Posted By SpedFast

Yeah, I kinda noticed that too. Maybe we just...

Yeah, I kinda noticed that too. Maybe we just need new bikes?
04-23-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,238
Posted By SpedFast

I get them from the neighbors around here all the...

I get them from the neighbors around here all the time. "Can you take a look at this for me? It doesn't shift and I see you out riding your bikes all the time so obviously you know how to work on...
04-19-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 765
Posted By SpedFast

Fill the dent with bondo and repaint.

Fill the dent with bondo and repaint.
04-14-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By SpedFast

He'll be like the rest of us? Now I know what...

He'll be like the rest of us? Now I know what happened~!!~><?
04-14-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 765
Posted By SpedFast

The tin on a car body is thin, soft, and flexible...

The tin on a car body is thin, soft, and flexible compared to tubing on a bike. Car body not structural per se. Bike frame structural, Good luck
04-10-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By SpedFast

When I did that on my old Giant RB I put a lock...

When I did that on my old Giant RB I put a lock nut on the outside so there is no chance of it working loose and wobbling in or out of the new threads. 2 yrs with panniers and fenders on the same...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 860
Posted By SpedFast

I find parts last longer or shorter depending on...

I find parts last longer or shorter depending on the maintenance they receive and under what conditions they're used;
04-01-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,122
Posted By SpedFast

Ain't worth diddly without a carbon fiber base.

Ain't worth diddly without a carbon fiber base.
03-29-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,122
Posted By SpedFast

Does suntan oil keep your bikes from rusting in...

Does suntan oil keep your bikes from rusting in the sunlight?
03-21-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By SpedFast

You may have to adjust the 'B' screw to...

You may have to adjust the 'B' screw to accomodate the larger diameter, but other than that you shouldn't notice any difference. Some friends of mine put larger (read=more teeth) on their MTBs...
03-10-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 702
Posted By SpedFast

I rotate 2 chains for each of my bikes so I...

I rotate 2 chains for each of my bikes so I always have one waxed and ready to go. By wearing a chain down to .75 I've sometimes had the new chain refuse to play with the old cassette/freewheel and...
03-10-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By SpedFast

Despite the hassle, I would chop a little at a...

Despite the hassle, I would chop a little at a time and get some riding in between the chops. If the first cut feels good, I'd stay with it. But you do you. Good luck and enjoy!
03-07-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 742
Posted By SpedFast

I rarely ride without my BT buds, and all of mine...

I rarely ride without my BT buds, and all of mine are controllable by a simple touch on the bud in my right ear. Everything from flipping songs to volume to mute. I also rarely ride without my helmet...
03-04-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 556
Posted By SpedFast

Welcome! With that said, I like wheels.

Welcome! With that said, I like wheels.
02-25-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,600
Posted By SpedFast

I'm rethinking my Sketchers after checking these...

I'm rethinking my Sketchers after checking these out. The Sketchers have elastic laces so no knots or extra string hanging loose, but these are interesting and waterproof. Heck yeah!
Are 5'10 shoes...
02-25-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,600
Posted By SpedFast

You might want to think about those laces, they...

You might want to think about those laces, they don't blend well with chain rings.
02-24-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,600
Posted By SpedFast

There is a difference. I have a pair of Sketchers...

There is a difference. I have a pair of Sketchers that literally stick to my flats. I think it's the soft sole that creates the grip. But I have a feeling you're going to be overwhelmed with all the...
02-21-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 957
Posted By SpedFast

Welcome Ray, I too enjoy the newer/more modern...

Welcome Ray, I too enjoy the newer/more modern stuff, but I keep a steel steed or 2 in the barn just to remind me on occasion how much bikes have improved. At 73 I feel much younger than my years and...
Forum: Foo
02-14-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 836
Posted By SpedFast

I finally got my new tires last week. Priority...

I finally got my new tires last week. Priority USPS and took more than 3 weeks to go from California to Oregon. They disappeared in San Fran for most of that, I half expected to receive them with the...
01-26-22, 11:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 807
Posted By SpedFast

On really nasty days I go to the gym to get my 25...

On really nasty days I go to the gym to get my 25 miles in and I've noticed lately that I spend the same amount of time on the machine at the gym as I do on my bike to cover the same distance, but...
01-21-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By SpedFast

The first thing to learn is picking a line and...

The first thing to learn is picking a line and NOT staring down at your front tire or the trail directly in front of you. Learn all the tricks by practice and doing repeatedly until they become 2nd...
01-20-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 895
Posted By SpedFast

I have 2 pair of glasses that tint. One pair is...

I have 2 pair of glasses that tint. One pair is aviator style, larger lenses and sits higher up my nose (closer to my eyes) and when I wear them my eyes are fine. When I wear the other pair, slightly...
01-20-22, 11:29 AM
01-18-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 715
Posted By SpedFast

It took a bit but I found that article you...

It took a bit but I found that article you mentioned, Good info there.
01-18-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 895
Posted By SpedFast

Ah, just so you know, those aren't 'cool' weather...

Ah, just so you know, those aren't 'cool' weather clothes. haha
01-17-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,177
Posted By SpedFast

Seat height and bottom bracket distance relate to...

Seat height and bottom bracket distance relate to bike fit. Seat height to ground surface is another matter. When I stop I can just touch the ground with my toes stretched or lean slightly to one...
01-16-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 715
Posted By SpedFast

I think it sounds like a fun project. Good luck,

I think it sounds like a fun project. Good luck,
01-16-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 895
Posted By SpedFast

A lot of states work with clubs that can do fund...

A lot of states work with clubs that can do fund raisers or write grants to generate funding for such projects and basically take on the project with the state doing the over viewing to make sure it...
01-14-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 895
Posted By SpedFast

I wear leggings beneath nylon sweat pants and a...

I wear leggings beneath nylon sweat pants and a balaclava over a sweat band. My windproof riding jacket with just a T underneath has been good enough down to 30 F. Can't stand getting cold but don't...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,201
Posted By SpedFast

I got snowed in at the office one time. Had to...

I got snowed in at the office one time. Had to push my bike through more than a foot of snow for almost 3 miles in the dark. Of course, I took a short cut through the woods. I skieeeeed in the next...
01-08-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 948
Posted By SpedFast

I always buy used higher end over new. But I like...

I always buy used higher end over new. But I like to tinker and have just enough knowledge to know when something is worn out. Even cars and clothing. If I can find a higher end one for the same...
01-06-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By SpedFast

I actually found the stabilization mode in the...

I actually found the stabilization mode in the cheapo camera I have works better than the more expensive one I dedicated to a dash cam for my truck. The battery life is pretty equal in both, but the...
Forum: Foo
12-30-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 470
Posted By SpedFast

Drano

Drano
12-25-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 774
Posted By SpedFast

Chain Wax! And you do it on Christmas day while...

Chain Wax! And you do it on Christmas day while watching football or it doesn't work. Merry Christmas to all!
12-21-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,422
Posted By SpedFast

Them little grass thieves are coming right up on...

Them little grass thieves are coming right up on the concrete now? At least they only took a small piece of it.
Forum: Commuting
12-21-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,411
Posted By SpedFast

Unless you're ready to walk because it flats when...

Unless you're ready to walk because it flats when you're away from home or are willing to fix on the side of the road when you have someplace else to be, I would fix it at home where it's warm and...
12-20-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,060
Posted By SpedFast

If you have a quality bike helmet you are...

If you have a quality bike helmet you are probably good to go. With that said, I've seen lots of people on ebikes wearing full-on DOT approved motorcycle helmets, and even more not wearing any...
12-20-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By SpedFast

It is a little bit of a juggling act, but very...

It is a little bit of a juggling act, but very doable. Just be sure and really clean it up before you put new grease in or it will all be for naught. Good luck
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,791
Posted By SpedFast

You seemed to have answered your own question...

You seemed to have answered your own question when you mentioned that you liked the look of the Pinarello.
12-19-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,422
Posted By SpedFast

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I use and reuse the first type here from Zandoval's post repeatedly on all my...
Forum: Introductions
12-14-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By SpedFast

Welcome CycleGemini, your English is very good....

Welcome CycleGemini, your English is very good. You got yourself a nice bike with a good group set that should last you a long while. Enjoy,
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