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05-26-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By SpedFast

I jumped on this thread because i thought it was...

I jumped on this thread because i thought it was about the rider, not the ride. Sorry, my bad.... Hey, don't blame me, it's in the 50+ sub forum after all.


(This old girl is starting to show her...
05-26-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 145
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: 346
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....
05-22-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 438
Posted By SpedFast

Delbiker1 already asked the question, but I'll...

Delbiker1 already asked the question, but I'll repeat it differently: Are you tightening the stem bolts first or the cap?
05-21-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By SpedFast

Lay a straight edge across the seat. (Rear to...

Lay a straight edge across the seat. (Rear to Front)
05-21-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 521
Posted By SpedFast

I slip a 6" length of copper wire through the end...

I slip a 6" length of copper wire through the end of the last link and bend it so it hangs outside the cooker. I have a small cooker but only do 2 chains at a time. The trick is not to put all the...
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By SpedFast

Welcome! Lots of vintage riders/rebuilders here...

Welcome! Lots of vintage riders/rebuilders here so if you have any specific questions or just want to let others know how it's going with your new riding experience, don't hold back. In the meantime,...
05-15-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 486
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,
05-14-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 488
Posted By SpedFast

Love them shades! Way to go!!!!!

Love them shades! Way to go!!!!!
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.
Forum: Introductions
05-12-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By SpedFast

Welcome Ivan! Not a name I would expect from your...

Welcome Ivan! Not a name I would expect from your neck of the woods haha. Hope you enjoy these forums.
05-11-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By SpedFast

Hey Poggi, I have those tires in 28mm on one of...

Hey Poggi, I have those tires in 28mm on one of my bikes and they've proven to be a very reliable tire. Good luck to ya,
05-11-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By SpedFast

You do realize that more PSI equates to harsher...

You do realize that more PSI equates to harsher ride? You might lose the comfort from those tires that you're now enjoying. Welcome to the forums. Hope to hear more from you as your riding experience...
05-10-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 537
Posted By SpedFast

I've never been a morning person and usually...

I've never been a morning person and usually can't shut off the motor at night. Since discovering the joy of night riding I get out every night I can. Lots of lights, still have to be courteous with...
05-10-22, 07:09 PM
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...
05-10-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,703
Posted By SpedFast

I agree. When I'm around a group of people my age...

I agree. When I'm around a group of people my age that don't ride I feel like I'm the only one that's going to make it past five. And I'm not referring to taking an afternoon nap....Most people my...
05-08-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,418
Posted By SpedFast

There are better ways, but as a kid I used to use...

There are better ways, but as a kid I used to use a hammer, a chunk of wood to support the chain, and a nail punch. That was 70 years ago. Wait for the chain breaking tool to arrive. And like others...
05-07-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,418
Posted By SpedFast

YouTube is your friend. Take advantage of it and...

YouTube is your friend. Take advantage of it and ditto what SurferRosa said. Pop the chain apart and go from there. Good luck
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
05-01-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,350
Posted By SpedFast

I have a pair of wireless earbuds that came with...

I have a pair of wireless earbuds that came with a rechargeable battery bank that I can use to power my Iphone when necessary, or actually anything that can be powered off a USB port (Garmin). It's...
05-01-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By SpedFast

Since all parts are new it would appear to need a...

Since all parts are new it would appear to need a little "fine" tuning with the barrel adjuster.
04-25-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,431
Posted By SpedFast

That is one comfortable looking ride!!!! Nice...

That is one comfortable looking ride!!!! Nice bike, Andy
04-25-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,458
Posted By SpedFast

You mention having a load on the bike (trailer)....

You mention having a load on the bike (trailer). How is your spoke tension? Do you have flex in the wheel?
04-25-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By SpedFast

I picked up a cheap adapter at Harbor Frt a few...

I picked up a cheap adapter at Harbor Frt a few years back that works fine. Didn't pay much for it. Under 10 bucks.
Forum: Commuting
04-25-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 675
Posted By SpedFast

I never paid much mind to whether the tube I...

I never paid much mind to whether the tube I carried was patched or new until I pulled it out, stuck it in, and it leaked. I'm the first to admit that I'm not good at patching tubes. After a loooong...
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...
04-22-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 782
Posted By SpedFast

Pass the popcorn. Welcome to the forums. When you...

Pass the popcorn. Welcome to the forums. When you can't go any further, does if drag when you're pushing it?
04-21-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By SpedFast

I use KMC's on my vintage 6spd FW's with a...

I use KMC's on my vintage 6spd FW's with a missing link connection for ease of removal and waxing. Shifting is smooth-never been a problem and they're relatively cheap online. (or were, anyway)
04-21-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,215
Posted By SpedFast

At 73 I get about 10 miles than have to stop and...

At 73 I get about 10 miles than have to stop and stretch for a minute due to pain in the knees. After a couple of toe touches I'm good to go for the rest of the day with little to no pain. Didn't...
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.
04-18-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By SpedFast

I actually use hot glue on the cla;mp part to...

I actually use hot glue on the cla;mp part to reduce vibration. Really makes a difference.
04-18-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By SpedFast

I have my mirror mounted on my helmet.

I have my mirror mounted on my helmet.
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;
04-09-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,102
Posted By SpedFast

I've continued waxing and rotating 2 chains on...

I've continued waxing and rotating 2 chains on each bike solely because I enjoy the process. I put the crock pot on and shoot pool with the guys while the chain soaks for several hours. In rainy...
04-06-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,335
Posted By SpedFast

Drill out the bolt and use an 'easy out' bit to...

Drill out the bolt and use an 'easy out' bit to extract it.
The heat from drilling into a hardened bolt will break the bond with the crank. Works everytime.
04-04-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,959
Posted By SpedFast

It would drive me nuts! My favorite road bike has...

It would drive me nuts! My favorite road bike has such close tolerances between frame and tire that 2mm would cause rubbing. I know I know, my tires are too big. They're only 28s. Bike was designed...
04-02-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,122
Posted By SpedFast

If the hair comes off your chain from waxing,...

If the hair comes off your chain from waxing, you're doing it wrong. But if the chain grows new hair, it might be time to find another chain, or maybe even another bike. Seriously though, thanks for...
04-01-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By SpedFast

I bought some pedals like that a few years back...

I bought some pedals like that a few years back and had to disassemble them, pack the bearings with grease and preload the bearings properly to get them to spin smoothly. Mine came from China and I...
04-01-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By SpedFast

It looks so good you wanna just jump on and go!!!!

It looks so good you wanna just jump on and go!!!!
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,895
Posted By SpedFast

They're not annoyed by the bell so much as you...

They're not annoyed by the bell so much as you passing them on a recumbent haha!
04-01-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,056
Posted By SpedFast

After looking at that vest I noticed that it...

After looking at that vest I noticed that it doesn't have the dove-tail down the back for when you're hunched over. Not sure I'd want my back exposed like that. Just me...
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