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11-28-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,346
Posted By rollagain

Image is everything

Shamelessly stolen from the internet ...
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/635x856/cyclists_9a94a1ddfe52efeac6c84e8c696195ce4cd8af39.png
11-06-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,373
Posted By rollagain

T 18: Every good downhill has a stop sign at...

T 18:
Every good downhill has a stop sign at the bottom.

Or a blind T-intersection, with or without a guardrail (whichever is worse) between you and a sheer cliff/river/pile of broken rock/swamp.
11-04-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,336
Posted By rollagain

When I'm driving, I'm always consciously trying...

When I'm driving, I'm always consciously trying to keep a little close to the centerline, watching for cyclists and/or pedestrians.
11-01-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,014
Posted By rollagain

My not-a-bike is ugly ... but then, it's not a...

My not-a-bike is ugly ... but then, it's not a bike, so maybe it doesn't qualify.

Anyway, it's ugly in part because I wanted it to be. When I ordered it, there were two colors available, an...
10-28-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,078
Posted By rollagain

That's probably true, and as well, the plastic...

That's probably true, and as well, the plastic used in those fenders may have been different from what's used today. I don't recall the make of the fenders, but they were metallic silver and they...
10-24-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 11,049
Posted By rollagain

There's another factor about being prepared that...

There's another factor about being prepared that the OP doesn't apprehend, and that's the possibility of being able to help someone else, which is more than enough reward for having lugged all those...
10-24-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,290
Posted By rollagain

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/100_1725_51d801f0b056a05e8834dd368c3c3a2b98c3b7f3.jpg
This beauty's for sale, btw.
10-20-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 9,554
Posted By rollagain

Here's your ride, preventec47 . Don't stop with...

Here's your ride, preventec47 . Don't stop with the bone-stock version, though; load it up with the thicker tubes, tire sealant, tire liners, chromed-steel fenders, rear baskets, large front basket,...
10-18-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By rollagain

My first thought was 'Montgomery Ward'.

My first thought was 'Montgomery Ward'.
10-18-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,025
Posted By rollagain

They apply because bicycles are vehicles.

They apply because bicycles are vehicles.
10-16-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,619
Posted By rollagain

You beat me to it.

You beat me to it.
10-10-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,812
Posted By rollagain

Columbus, Ohio, sometime in the late 1990s; I was...

Columbus, Ohio, sometime in the late 1990s; I was living in the Short North ...

I'd gone out for an after-dark ride, headed west on W. Main St. I'd gotten the idea to run out to some big-box...
08-23-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,357
Posted By rollagain

Somebody's bound to jump on me for this, but if...

Somebody's bound to jump on me for this, but if you want to see and photograph the most interesting stuff, get off the bike and walk. Maybe take along some kind of small pack or bag that you don't...
08-22-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,210
Posted By rollagain

I've long been accustomed to drinking the water...

I've long been accustomed to drinking the water at whatever temperature it's at. A couple hours in the sun will get it warm, but it's never gotten what I'd consider hot.

Even at home I don't care...
07-04-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,230
Posted By rollagain

Wait for Covid to kill off a couple million...

Wait for Covid to kill off a couple million people, then start shopping the estate sales.
06-24-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,085
Posted By rollagain

You could get one of these ... ...

You could get one of these ...

https://cyclingspares.com/bicycle-pump/eyezoff-airbone-zt702-supernova-ultra-compact-bicycle-pump-for-schraderpresta-9-9cm-silver/

It only delivers about a...
06-18-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,435
Posted By rollagain

There's a variety without ratchet pawls, probably...

There's a variety without ratchet pawls, probably moist commonly found in single-speed coaster-brake bikes, but not always. I once had a Raleigh Technium touring bike with that. One day I was out...
06-10-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By rollagain

Attach saddlebags, frame bags, or whatever,...

Attach saddlebags, frame bags, or whatever, enough to contain your pump, tools, tube, etc., and just leave 'em on the bike. Then your only prep time is checking the tires and airing them up if needed.
06-08-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,530
Posted By rollagain

I think most bike shops get most or all of their...

I think most bike shops get most or all of their merchandise through QBP, so when you order some small item, your order gets added to a bunch of others and the shipping charges get distributed among...
06-01-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 926
Posted By rollagain

If you're looking, here are a couple: ...

If you're looking, here are a couple:

Twofish Unlimited - Bicycle Accessory Fasteners (http://www.twofish.biz/bike.html)
05-27-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,428
Posted By rollagain

Nice! I like the clean looks.

Nice! I like the clean looks.
05-27-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,927
Posted By rollagain

But it IS the manufacturer's fault that you can't...

But it IS the manufacturer's fault that you can't get a replacement of a part that's designed to be sacrificed to save your derailleur (and maybe your wheel). They should be better about keeping a...
05-23-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,698
Posted By rollagain

Pheonix, it is! Such an appropriate name. Had to...

Pheonix, it is! Such an appropriate name. Had to laugh at the "18 Speed" decal, though.

Good for another 100,000 miles, lol!
05-21-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,494
Posted By rollagain

Colorful! I like that!

Colorful! I like that!
05-15-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,502
Posted By rollagain

Baboon-butt, LOL!

Baboon-butt, LOL!
05-12-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,307
Posted By rollagain

See also, "harsh ride". Those wheels are almost...

See also, "harsh ride". Those wheels are almost identical to a great many wheelchair wheels (I worked in a wheelchair shop for 12 yrs). Nearly impossible to break, but give the ride comfort of cast...
05-04-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,374
Posted By rollagain

Twofish Unlimited - Bicycle Accessory Fasteners...

Twofish Unlimited - Bicycle Accessory Fasteners (http://www.twofish.biz/bike.html)
04-19-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,383
Posted By rollagain

Just a question, but was the driver able to see...

Just a question, but was the driver able to see you in his rearview mirror(s)? If you were too close to the tailgate you were likely invisible unless the truck was equipped with a (working) backup...
03-30-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,111
Posted By rollagain

Scroll down to "Product Details" on the Amazon...

Scroll down to "Product Details" on the Amazon page and you'll find a little button that asks "Would you like to tell us about a lower price?" Click that and follow the instructions.
03-29-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,640
Posted By rollagain

Plus one for the Wald basket set. They're really...

Plus one for the Wald basket set. They're really solid. I got the smaller one and it fit on my bike perfectly, which is rare as I understand it. They include a package of small hardware to jury-rig...
03-28-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,287
Posted By rollagain

Of those three I'd go with the 8-speed internal...

Of those three I'd go with the 8-speed internal hub gear model. Just ride it and enjoy it; I doubt you'll find a better price for a bike with that hub gear. I've got one and it's nice, real smooth. I...
03-25-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,334
Posted By rollagain

Now someone's going to steal your bike for the...

Now someone's going to steal your bike for the copper scrap. :lol:
03-22-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,425
Posted By rollagain

Here--again: ...

Here--again:

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_aa-l.html#airless

Tannus' Armour Inserts would be far better; they put a thick layer of material between the tire and tube, but still DO include...
02-25-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,524
Posted By rollagain

I read down about halfway through the first page...

I read down about halfway through the first page of this thread and decided to jump in, but I'm treating this "just one" as a TEOTWAWKI choice ... and mine is this

WorkCycles Gr8 (as city bike)...
01-21-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By rollagain

That's a casting. Get a tiny crack in it and it...

That's a casting. Get a tiny crack in it and it has no grain structure to resist further spreading of the crack. Failure is sudden.
01-18-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,587
Posted By rollagain

All I'm going to say is that you shouldn't...

All I'm going to say is that you shouldn't hesitate to get the Terra because it "might be too much bike for me". Seems like the worst that could happen is you getting spoiled for lesser machines.
12-30-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By rollagain

Well, in that one, the rider is still...

Well, in that one, the rider is still cycling--and I don't know why they used the term 'bionic'.

Anyway, you can build a model of one of these yourself, without the cycling part:
...
12-26-19, 12:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,488
Posted By rollagain

Red and white reflective chevrons on the fenders...

Red and white reflective chevrons on the fenders of the Zebec, also the white reflective hashes on the fork:...
12-16-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 17,939
Posted By rollagain

You want to ride for endurance? Get one of these:...

You want to ride for endurance? Get one of these:

https://www.worksmancycles.com/inb.html

The bike will endure, whether you do or not. No aluminum, and the only plastic is in the handgrips,...
12-07-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,077
Posted By rollagain

Read this. It probably won't make you feel any...

Read this. It probably won't make you feel any better about your choices, though.

The Search for the Holy Grail: Waterproof Breathable Rain Gear | PopUpBackpacker...
11-27-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,169
Posted By rollagain

I assume they would use the same rim--wherever...

I assume they would use the same rim--wherever possible--because it simplifies the supply chain and thus lowers their cost by leveraging economies of scale. That becomes more important when they're...
11-26-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,122
Posted By rollagain

We need to know more. Are there steep hills? Bad...

We need to know more. Are there steep hills? Bad pavement? Inclement weather? What physical condition are you in?

I wouldn't worry so much about brands, but do figure out what features you want...
11-26-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,169
Posted By rollagain

I recommend you just wheel it into a good local...

I recommend you just wheel it into a good local bike shop and ask them. That will save you a lot of headaches with possibly getting a mismatched part and having to send it back. A good front rim...
11-14-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,298
Posted By rollagain

I'm with Gresp on this. This patent isn't about...

I'm with Gresp on this. This patent isn't about that gearbox. The gearbox is mentioned, but there's also a lot of detail about a roller chain, and they've included information about an IGH, as shown...
09-11-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,295
Posted By rollagain

My, my, would you look at this ... everything old...

My, my, would you look at this ... everything old is new again.

https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/File:Im1932Bart-Page91.jpg
06-20-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,673
Posted By rollagain

Whatever you use, just make sure you thoroughly...

Whatever you use, just make sure you thoroughly clean out the old stuff first. Many greases are incompatible with each other and mixing them can lead to lubrication failure.
05-14-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,059
Posted By rollagain

According to the logic in that article, my...

According to the logic in that article, my non-functional snow thrower should be worth six figures.
02-12-18, 02:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,860
Posted By rollagain

Oxfords, not brogues.

Oxfords, not brogues.
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