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Forum: Northeast
11-06-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,568
Posted By Astrozombie

I simply wouldn't live in NYC if i was that...

I simply wouldn't live in NYC if i was that worried....
12-01-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,969
Posted By Astrozombie

55 is like the most common size now days, maybe a...

55 is like the most common size now days, maybe a 50''?
12-01-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,800
Posted By Astrozombie

THe question is why aren't there more slicked...

THe question is why aren't there more slicked 26''ers out there?
Forum: Commuting
11-27-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 27,386
Posted By Astrozombie

I'll be happy to find one that fits my giant...

I'll be happy to find one that fits my giant head, even the "universal fit" ones don't really fit properly. Going to try some boutique helmets later on ($70+)
11-27-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,486
Posted By Astrozombie

Is it a 2 person job like it is on cars?

Is it a 2 person job like it is on cars?
11-27-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 931
Posted By Astrozombie

I would think Motorbike first as that is more...

I would think Motorbike first as that is more common :speedy:
11-27-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,983
Posted By Astrozombie

I never understood it, on anything other than a...

I never understood it, on anything other than a road bike I guess for durability? Not for speed, if it is on a road bike then I would hope you are a real racer and have no problem dropping the dough....
11-27-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,618
Posted By Astrozombie

My days of weird Chinese lights are over, I just...

My days of weird Chinese lights are over, I just get something good from Nashbar now.
11-16-20, 01:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,162
Posted By Astrozombie

Crooked wheel?

I've run my front wheel through a truing stand and seemed ok, I got a dishing tool and nothing seemed too bad (though i'm not an expert) Could it be the forks? Or maybe the hub? It sets to the left...
11-15-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,656
Posted By Astrozombie

Mfr. branded tire? Not surprising I guess, put a...

Mfr. branded tire? Not surprising I guess, put a real brand on your wheels.

TC is going to not only have a flat tire he's going to end up single :roflmao:
11-14-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,426
Posted By Astrozombie

I had a chain that I remembered being missing...

I had a chain that I remembered being missing link but couldn't find it either, I guess I was supposed to clean it first? What I did was remove the jockey wheel on the derailleur I was replacing and...
11-14-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,851
Posted By Astrozombie

Good to know, I've actually been avoiding it...

Good to know, I've actually been avoiding it these past few months.
11-14-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,456
Posted By Astrozombie

If cheap bikes disappear then the shop goes out...

If cheap bikes disappear then the shop goes out of business and now the guy won't have anyone to fix his bike. :fight:
11-02-20, 02:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By Astrozombie

How is the fork? But yah there's a point on an...

How is the fork? But yah there's a point on an old bike where it's just not worth it to try and get it running like new. Get some new brake pads, new chain, new tires, that's about it.
10-23-20, 01:23 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,023
Posted By Astrozombie

Nobody is ever going to understand your signals,...

Nobody is ever going to understand your signals, I let them go first if possible, if not then I just go.
10-23-20, 12:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,676
Posted By Astrozombie

Always have liquid wrench handy and a long pipe,...

Always have liquid wrench handy and a long pipe, no matter what you're doing.
10-22-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 7,769
Views: 2,719,144
Posted By Astrozombie

Has anyone been crazy enough to swap one of those...

Has anyone been crazy enough to swap one of those carbon fiber frames from ebay on their Hybrid? :foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,878
Posted By Astrozombie

I swap the tube or take the bus, don't fiddle...

I swap the tube or take the bus, don't fiddle with patching by the side of the road.
06-10-17, 02:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,242
Posted By Astrozombie

They just need open headphones (most ppl probably...

They just need open headphones (most ppl probably don't know these exist ) I wouldn't do it nearly as often if i couldn't listen to music.
06-10-17, 01:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,843
Posted By Astrozombie

What i'm wondering is are those large patches any...

What i'm wondering is are those large patches any good? I've used them and my tube became so deformed that my tire was wobbly...........
06-10-17, 01:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,441
Posted By Astrozombie

Letting me down Texas, i thought they would have...

Letting me down Texas, i thought they would have considered getting rid of the seat belt law:roflmao2:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-17, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,414
Posted By Astrozombie

Ask yourself; "Do I have more money than I know...

Ask yourself; "Do I have more money than I know what to do with?"
06-10-17, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,118
Posted By Astrozombie

Well they're cruisers, don't get ridden very...

Well they're cruisers, don't get ridden very fast, will be seldom ridden............but I would stay the heck away from Wallyworld, I would see what Nashbar or Biketiresdirect has...........when In...
04-06-17, 12:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,740
Posted By Astrozombie

I've noticed during rush hour that a light can...

I've noticed during rush hour that a light can turn green for just a few seconds, then when you're in the middle of the street it turns back to red! Unintentional red light running!!! Everyone honks...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-17, 12:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,878
Posted By Astrozombie

Depends how serious this shop is, I would not...

Depends how serious this shop is, I would not have expected a Joe-Blow bike shop to actually know or care about any of this. Maybe they were "Yes, Sir, mhhhmmmm, alright we'll do that" and expected...
03-19-17, 01:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,809
Posted By Astrozombie

I thought the update was going to be TC was shot...

I thought the update was going to be TC was shot and killed after confronting those people taking their "parking space" ..............
03-19-17, 01:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,295
Posted By Astrozombie

HAHA! That baby is going to be good as new!! Let...

HAHA! That baby is going to be good as new!! Let me tell you my story...

Approaching 5K miles on my cheap-o bike, I bought a toolkit for about $150 and a book for wrenching on your bike, but still...
12-04-16, 02:09 PM
12-04-16, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,524
Posted By Astrozombie

I have one on a hill here and I thought how it...

I have one on a hill here and I thought how it could be a little Laguna Seca with a re-pave.
Forum: Commuting
11-19-16, 07:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,402
Posted By Astrozombie

I always forget year to year, but i've racked up...

I always forget year to year, but i've racked up a bunch of wool, baselayers, balaclava, a jacket and some gloves. Nobody ever talks about the eyes though, going fast in the cold really start to...
11-19-16, 06:33 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 31,831
Posted By Astrozombie

I could see a busted no-name part being replaced...

I could see a busted no-name part being replaced by an entry level "Tourney" part at the LBS, still cheap but somehow still better than the original.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-16, 08:07 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,472
Posted By Astrozombie

I just want to see where people ride around my...

I just want to see where people ride around my neighborhood, after that I'll probably get rid of it.
09-30-16, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,646
Posted By Astrozombie

Normal for race bike, not good for beer bellied...

Normal for race bike, not good for beer bellied rider .
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-16, 07:47 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 11,759
Posted By Astrozombie

Get a motorcycle , problem solved.

Get a motorcycle , problem solved.
09-30-16, 07:35 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 26,812
Posted By Astrozombie

I might try that Schwinn with a solid...

I might try that Schwinn with a solid fork........but it has radial type spokes though...and still feels cheap when you see it at Sears/Kmart. Totally not worth it, Bikesdirect is the way to go. Even...
07-31-16, 10:32 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 30,532
Posted By Astrozombie

Runners belt if i don't have a jersey on.

Runners belt if i don't have a jersey on.
07-31-16, 10:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,174
Posted By Astrozombie

I've got 2 Tourney FDs that I can't quite get...

I've got 2 Tourney FDs that I can't quite get quiet, looks like yours is as well........also my Front Brakes are squeaking, maybe what the guy said about being "threaded" has something to do with it....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-16, 10:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,477
Posted By Astrozombie

That is one hot hybrid! Love the fork! Add some...

That is one hot hybrid! Love the fork! Add some bar-ends for hand positions.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-16, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,130
Posted By Astrozombie

Get both.........if you can't, I would test ride...

Get both.........if you can't, I would test ride them, but generally say if you have a beer belly and will be uncomfortable hunched over for long periods of time, get the hybrid.
They also say if...
07-31-16, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,284
Posted By Astrozombie

Having had several BD bikes, I'll take BD every...

Having had several BD bikes, I'll take BD every day over a department store headache........
06-04-16, 07:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,585
Posted By Astrozombie

Without getting a sideview i would say it is too...

Without getting a sideview i would say it is too small, but then again on some of my bikes my knees can get a bit close to the bars while turning them wide and it isn't that bad (since you rarely...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-16, 08:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,722
Posted By Astrozombie

I never knew group-sets included the chain, who...

I never knew group-sets included the chain, who has ever seen a matching Shimano chain come with a bike?
06-02-16, 08:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,757
Posted By Astrozombie

Maybe it's about "feel"? On paper a bike might...

Maybe it's about "feel"? On paper a bike might seem like it's ideal, but actual riding them and "feeling" them out and dialing them in to your body measurements is another deal.
06-02-16, 07:52 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,899
Posted By Astrozombie

$100 used bike to get your feet wet, better than...

$100 used bike to get your feet wet, better than a cheap department store bike. Then look out for a Diamondback Insight, they go on sale for time to time (I think i got mine for 3 bills) I'm using a...
06-02-16, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,894
Posted By Astrozombie

I found the suspension saddle annoying and got...

I found the suspension saddle annoying and got rid of it ASAP, also it was pretty wide, i think they assume the only people buying these "comfort bikes" are big people who want a plush...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-16, 02:55 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 9,145
Posted By Astrozombie

Is this typical? We should do a poll, that seems...

Is this typical? We should do a poll, that seems excessive for just one year ?:twitchy:
01-22-16, 02:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,596
Posted By Astrozombie

Mainly rear, as i'm right-handed......but I will...

Mainly rear, as i'm right-handed......but I will make an effort to use both. :thumb:
01-22-16, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,836
Posted By Astrozombie

I started with a FS, and going to rigid was a...

I started with a FS, and going to rigid was a real eye opener, it's definitely the way to go for a noobie.
01-14-16, 02:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,402
Posted By Astrozombie

You've also got the little screw right where the...

You've also got the little screw right where the cable goes into the lever to play with. And of course taking a little slack off from where the cable meets the nut on the actual brake, remember to...
01-14-16, 02:26 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,566
Posted By Astrozombie

My dad got in a minor fender-bender and the work...

My dad got in a minor fender-bender and the work was a tidy $4K!! Not sure how much the insurance company covered but GD! And it isn't even a newer car!
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