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06-30-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

I'm trying to think of a way to adjust the warp...

I'm trying to think of a way to adjust the warp in the same way one would straighten a rim by the spokes.

I suppose the rotor would have to be thin enough to take adjustment. Let's say you had a...
06-30-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 394
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Sepia.

Sepia.
05-13-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,559
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

It isn't nonsense any more than a pedestrian who...

It isn't nonsense any more than a pedestrian who walks into traffic and isn't suicidal. I wasn't calling the person on the bike ahead of me an idiot, I was referring to people I've seen behind me...
05-12-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,559
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Admittedly, I don't even think about whose behind...

Admittedly, I don't even think about whose behind me much. It's their responsibility to watch the road (and me. And the person on the bicycle) ahead of them. People who drive versus being riders...
05-11-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,559
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

I gotta agree with this. Motorcycles and cars...

I gotta agree with this. Motorcycles and cars (and trucks) can all go the speed limit for any given road no matter what that speed limit is. Bicycles usually can't. Which is why... the shoulder. ...
05-02-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,664
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Yer not supposed to swallow it... ...

Yer not supposed to swallow it...

pleasedon'tswallowit
04-17-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,005
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

rolling coal Hey, if you don't want anyone...

rolling coal

Hey, if you don't want anyone drafting you...
04-15-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,533
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Even though I rode motorcycles I never wore a...

Even though I rode motorcycles I never wore a bicycle helmet until just twenty or so years ago. Heck, I rarely wore my first Nava mc helmet even though I thought the thing was pretty cool.

I...
04-13-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,260
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

May I recommend finding yourself a broader saddle...

May I recommend finding yourself a broader saddle (seat) if the one that comes with the bike feels.. a little small. Oh, and for most of us, getting back onto a bike after time off, months to years,...
02-04-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 843
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

There's always books aboot exotic rides. Like...

There's always books aboot exotic rides. Like the one about an African journey by a guy who played drums...
01-28-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,671
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

I will never ride my age because my health won't...

I will never ride my age because my health won't allow it.

But I would abso******glutely drive myself out of mn to live and ride somewhere else.
01-16-22, 12:10 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,885
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

If you love bicycles and happen to have ridden...

If you love bicycles and happen to have ridden (or still ride) motorcycles than you can imagine connections. Generally though, few motorcyclists want to be seen or known to ride bicycles. Unless...
01-13-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,587
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Sounds to me like the line has blurred. SInce...

Sounds to me like the line has blurred. SInce trail can be changed by the mere diameter of the tire used, and geometry can be had off an assembly line or custom made, it comes down to opinion. It...
01-13-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,587
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Yes. I think the gravel bike evolved from the...

Yes.
I think the gravel bike evolved from the earliest modern designs. Taking the best of what people need today and eschewing the rest. While rando specific bikes evolved on their own path for...
01-13-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,587
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Permanent lighting for one. I think most of...

Permanent lighting for one. I think most of Europe requires headlights (at least) on their bicycles. IHGs are the norm there but not here in the United States. Once someone gets to the higher...
01-12-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,587
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

I'm probably way off here but I've come away from...

I'm probably way off here but I've come away from reading this entire thread thinking these are essentially under equipped randonneuring bikes. Because a randonneuring bike would fit all the...
01-11-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,587
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

It wouldn't surprise me if most of us here grew...

It wouldn't surprise me if most of us here grew up riding at least a little single track, whether we thought of it as such, just to get to certain places we were going. Gravel and single track were a...
12-29-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,465
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

A looong time ago I used to work for Risser...

A looong time ago I used to work for Risser Imaging on Electric Ave east of Ben's. Drove by there every day for years. They were great when I lived in that area. And I would live there again if I...
12-21-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,465
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Appreciation for your favorite local bike shop

I have a one man (owner) bike shop here in St Cloud.. The guy could rebuild anything. We're just on the same wavelength. Merry Christmas Rod.
12-21-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 981
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Ohhh yeah. I'm about halfway through heart...

Ohhh yeah.
I'm about halfway through heart rehab. Finding things to like about most days. Even if some of them are still a little too cold. It is central MN after all. One of the Treks is on a...
12-10-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,023
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

A quiet bike that really fits me. Oh, and it's...

A quiet bike that really fits me. Oh, and it's gotta have a level top tube. I have one that doesn't and the aesthetic of that machine has relegated it to the shed. And no matter what I do it seems...
12-07-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,191
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Thanks Thumpism, It isn't that serious of a...

Thanks Thumpism,

It isn't that serious of a search as there are two very good Treks in the garage as it stands. They suit me just fine. But if one fell into my lap and everything was right about...
12-05-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,191
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

My grail bike is a Panasonic road bike. I don't...

My grail bike is a Panasonic road bike. I don't know a quarter of the things you folks know about bikes but I know Japanese frames were always considered high quality. As it stands I have two bikes...
12-05-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,396
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

What if you only have one nut? I know, I...

What if you only have one nut?
I know, I know... I'm screwed.
11-26-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,053
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Don't worry about it. Your kids will pick up some...

Don't worry about it. Your kids will pick up some of your loves and dislikes whether you intend them to or not. My daughter likes to learn new languages and taught herself rudimentary sign language...
11-07-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,237
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Many thanks.

Many thanks.
11-06-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,237
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

After heart failure in the summer I was told I...

After heart failure in the summer I was told I had to enlist in cardiac rehab at the hospital. (And a health food class) The heart center has a pretty complete gym from what I can tell? Huge...
11-05-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,976
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Congratulations!!! Hopefully I'll be in...

Congratulations!!!

Hopefully I'll be in those shoes before too long.
10-30-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 18,345
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

RUSH - Malignant Narcissism - YouTube

RUSH - Malignant Narcissism - YouTube
10-27-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 18,345
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

I'm not sure why I clicked on this thread...

I'm not sure why I clicked on this thread...
10-27-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,383
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

I can wreck a good jacket rather quickly on...

I can wreck a good jacket rather quickly on either motorcycles, scooters or bicycles. For whatever reason I get caught on one thing or another. Oh, it's torn there now? Out comes the stitching...
10-22-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,742
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Yes there are two paths I can by, but in the long...

Yes there are two paths I can by, but in the long ride, there's still time to change the road I'm on...

There's a MUP half a mile from my house which seems to be stretching further in several...
08-24-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,941
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

I wonder how Heine's theories on planing apply to...

I wonder how Heine's theories on planing apply to bikes the size of Walton's?
08-24-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,862
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Sweet!

Sweet!
08-19-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,862
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

I don't know why but the idea of a velomobile...

I don't know why but the idea of a velomobile came to mind reading this thread.

OP, Thanks for putting this thread up. We all make different decisions based upon our own considerations.
08-18-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,176
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

I grew up in Brookfield (west of Milwaukee). ...

I grew up in Brookfield (west of Milwaukee). Never heard that term that I can remember.

I'd move back if given a hint of a chance
07-21-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,154
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Suh-pose-uhblee Oh my god when I hear...

Suh-pose-uhblee


Oh my god when I hear that one I want to gnaw a tree branch or something.


When I was a kid my mom tried to teach me English and finally handed me an English dictionary. ...
07-14-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Serendipity

Hello everyone, just a cool little story from the other night:

I don't ride much once it's dark. We live in a community with lots of critters which like to appear out of the darkness and try to...
07-14-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,174
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

My kids relied heavily on their training wheels. ...

My kids relied heavily on their training wheels. I kept resetting them to see if the kids would balance more but they didn't. They just kept leaning to one side or the other. Finally I took them...
07-14-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,670
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

You stop caring about getting passed.

You stop caring about getting passed.
03-27-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,959
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Ha! There's still a Vespa in the garage. Never...

Ha! There's still a Vespa in the garage. Never had a Lambretta though...
03-10-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,906
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

This thread is interesting just to see how people...

This thread is interesting just to see how people think. This is my thinking:


I tried riding with a meter. A phone app too. One day I noticed the wire for the meter was dragging. No idea how...
03-06-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

It sounds like you're only riding on the...

It sounds like you're only riding on the weekends? It may be better to ride a few times during the week well as since I would imagine it would feel like starting over from scratch every time you got...
03-05-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,051
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

I'm not much more than an enthusiastic casual...

I'm not much more than an enthusiastic casual rider. I ride when I can and on good weeks, ten to twenty mile rides a few times a week. I'm not far from the Wobegon Trail and take various lengths of...
03-05-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,213
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

I've only ridden a handful of bikes with disc...

I've only ridden a handful of bikes with disc brakes. Every one braked better and smoother than my rim braked bikes.
03-05-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,051
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

I'm seriously impressed by folks who have the...

I'm seriously impressed by folks who have the time and will to ride as much as people on this thread.
03-05-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,501
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Did Orange County Choppers assemble Harleys?...

Did Orange County Choppers assemble Harleys? Because OCC are who I mentioned in my first post on this thread.


Did I say all cruiser style motorcycles in reference to anything? No. I did not.

...
03-04-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,501
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

I can respect your opinion. But I can't agree...

I can respect your opinion. But I can't agree with you because what I wrote does make sense. If what I wrote weren't verifiably true, choppers like the ones Orange Country Choppers assembled would...
03-04-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,501
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

It doesn't matter. The point is, I might cross...

It doesn't matter. The point is, I might cross against the stop sign if I thought I had enough time given, perhaps, the type of vehicle I might encounter if I stopped.
03-04-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,501
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

I've lived in two states where if the bikes...

I've lived in two states where if the bikes didn't come with them new you didn't need to retrofit them. Maybe that's changed since?
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