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12-01-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,543
Posted By Phil_gretz

Don't be nervous. Be bold as a lion. You can...

Don't be nervous. Be bold as a lion. You can both master and enjoy this.
12-01-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,543
Posted By Phil_gretz

I like to remind myself " heavy saddle, light...

I like to remind myself " heavy saddle, light feet" while descending. Light feet don't resist the motion. 'Heavy' saddle means weighting intentionally and continuously. The result is a condition...
11-30-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,634
Posted By Phil_gretz

fify

fify
11-30-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,361
Posted By Phil_gretz

It is 10-15 times less than a 1000-watt xenon...

It is 10-15 times less than a 1000-watt xenon prison yard search light, so it should be safe.
11-30-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,543
Posted By Phil_gretz

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11-23-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 483
Posted By Phil_gretz

Hockey bags have compartments for footwear,...

Hockey bags have compartments for footwear, helmets and other accessories. Goal keeper bags are largest. Referee's bags are smallest.
11-22-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,258
Posted By Phil_gretz

It's a bizarre coincidence, really. Yes, it's...

It's a bizarre coincidence, really. Yes, it's an actual thing that the USPS will provide materials for shipping cremated remains to their final destination. The materials come in a complete and...
11-22-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,258
Posted By Phil_gretz

fify

fify
11-22-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,258
Posted By Phil_gretz

In Transition...

Right now, my bikes are mostly in boxes, awaiting transport to TX.
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11-18-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,492
Posted By Phil_gretz

Amen to all of this. The health system will kill...

Amen to all of this. The health system will kill you if you give it a chance.
11-18-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 732
Posted By Phil_gretz

This describes every ride I take.

This describes every ride I take.
11-18-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,473
Posted By Phil_gretz

I've spoken with long-time staff at my local...

I've spoken with long-time staff at my local co-op. They have (historically) taken the finest parts away from the general public bins and either display them in cases (for sale at higher prices) or...
11-18-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 3,569
Posted By Phil_gretz

:bang:

:bang:
11-16-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 953
Posted By Phil_gretz

That water isn't flying, it is migrating along...

That water isn't flying, it is migrating along the plastic surface. Beads of water collect and form at the underside edges of the fender. Airflow between the moving tire and the underside of the...
11-16-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By Phil_gretz

Rear derailleur was manufactured between 1988 and...

Rear derailleur was manufactured between 1988 and 1991, according to VeloBase entry on RD-6400
11-16-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By Phil_gretz

What is the date code on the calipers? The right...

What is the date code on the calipers? The right shifter is a late addition. I'm not familiar enough with Specialized to make even a wild guess. But the unicrown fork tells you post-1988, I'm...
11-16-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By Phil_gretz

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Here are the dimensions in question. I'd say that the 19 is medium, and...
11-16-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,258
Posted By Phil_gretz

My commuter, when loaded with panniers and...

My commuter, when loaded with panniers and handlebar bag...the War Wagon
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From...
11-15-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By Phil_gretz

It's a perfectly adequate hybrid with 3x8 Shimano...

It's a perfectly adequate hybrid with 3x8 Shimano drivetrain, trigger shifters and v-brakes. It has a long wheelbase and long top tube. What's not to like? 21" should fit you. If it is in clean...
11-15-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,670
Posted By Phil_gretz

Look up at the blue bar across your screen. ...

Look up at the blue bar across your screen. Click on "User CP (control panel)"

On the left side, beneath "Settings and Options", click on "Edit Ignore List"

Type the offending username into...
11-15-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 877
Posted By Phil_gretz

So far, I have sold each and every bike that I...

So far, I have sold each and every bike that I have loved and all but five of the bikes that I have ever owned. Bicycles, like all things, simply come and go in life. In the end, you possess nothing...
11-15-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,008
Posted By Phil_gretz

I read somewhere that Capone favored the baseball...

I read somewhere that Capone favored the baseball bat...
11-15-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,670
Posted By Phil_gretz

I have 27 screen names on my ignore list. I...

I have 27 screen names on my ignore list. I wonder on how many of others' lists I'd find myself. Interesting to ponder.
11-10-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,489
Posted By Phil_gretz

The last two bikes that I've built and kept for...

The last two bikes that I've built and kept for my own use have had weight minimalism as one of the criteria. This means that I selected components with price, weight, function, and aesthetic...
11-09-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,710
Posted By Phil_gretz

These two things do not go together, as has been...

These two things do not go together, as has been said previously.

Likely issues in decreasing order:
(1) Bike does not fit you and you find that the drops are more "reachable" than the hoods....
11-08-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 778
Posted By Phil_gretz

My wife and I, avid bike riders, are moving to...

My wife and I, avid bike riders, are moving to San Antonio in early December. Is this the Leon Creek greenway, or the Salado Creek greenway? We're looking forward to many biking adventures. We'll...
11-08-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,392
Posted By Phil_gretz

Generally, the insulation doesn't care which side...

Generally, the insulation doesn't care which side is of higher energy than the other. It behaves the same over the temperature ranges where you can remain alive for long.

So, I'm guessing that...
Replies: 42
Views: 1,258
Posted By Phil_gretz

Go to your local supermarket. Saunter down the...

Go to your local supermarket. Saunter down the frozen food aisle and pick out a delicious pizza for less than $10. Shimmy over toward the adult beverage section and select a premium six-pack of...
11-08-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,509
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ further, there is a type of knurled nut that...

^ further, there is a type of knurled nut that has a flange on one side that just fits within a Schrader-sized hole. This will self center the Presta stem.
11-08-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 788
Posted By Phil_gretz

I haven't washed a bike in three years. I do...

I haven't washed a bike in three years. I do something akin to a sponge bath infrequently, without spraying water. This is especially true in winter months, when my hose bibs are off.

Normally,...
11-08-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,413
Posted By Phil_gretz

To escape, you might have to pull out your best...

To escape, you might have to pull out your best moves.

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11-04-21, 05:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By Phil_gretz

(1) Not BBB accredited. If that tells you...

(1) Not BBB accredited. If that tells you something...

curated.com | Complaints | Better Business Bureau® Profile (bbb.org)...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'd be interested what others think. I've always...

I'd be interested what others think. I've always subscribed to the layers for various ranges method.

50s - thin neoprene or woven synthetic gloves, single layer
40s - same as 50s, but add a felt...
11-01-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 757
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ this. My wife and I are downsizing again...

^ this. My wife and I are downsizing again proactively. It's been freeing to release furniture, clothing, fine china, silver, books, sporting goods we no longer use, tools (duplicates mostly), and...
10-28-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 14,394
Posted By Phil_gretz

Wait! This isn't a religion??? INFIDEL!!!

Wait! This isn't a religion???

INFIDEL!!!
10-28-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By Phil_gretz

One can readily "get by" without having a chain...

One can readily "get by" without having a chain plier. There are work-arounds.

One can barely "get by" without a chain breaker.

Now, if you're willing to have a bike shop do all maintenance...
10-28-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,559
Posted By Phil_gretz

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10-28-21, 04:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By Phil_gretz

Please tell me that it doesn't have to do with...

Please tell me that it doesn't have to do with social distancing. Bikes cannot transmit the 'rona to one another.
10-28-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 14,394
Posted By Phil_gretz

True story. My wife and I were riding a few weeks...

True story. My wife and I were riding a few weeks ago along a tree lined residential roadway, chatting. Suddenly, I feel and hear a "clunk" from an acorn that had fallen onto my helmet. Wife: "What...
10-27-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 14,394
Posted By Phil_gretz

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Forum: Commuting
10-27-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,912
Posted By Phil_gretz

It's not what you're missing, but what you are...

It's not what you're missing, but what you are adding. The police are trained to gather facts. There is no evidence given in this scenario that the car "was used" in any way. Any supposition you...
10-27-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,123
Posted By Phil_gretz

You will need to secure the rear dropout as you...

You will need to secure the rear dropout as you work on it. Do you have access to a solid bench vise? Doing this by hand while attempting to hold the frame with your non-working hand will make the...
10-26-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 762
Posted By Phil_gretz

Except when the advice is filled with hyperbole...

Except when the advice is filled with hyperbole and telegraphed with an opening exaggeration, in which case, it should be simply smiled at. You guys are way too uptight. How low an opinion do you...
10-25-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By Phil_gretz

You'll forgive me if I don't applaud the...

You'll forgive me if I don't applaud the aesthetic of this ^ handlebar treatment. It makes me sad.
10-25-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 796
Posted By Phil_gretz

Premature Wear From Overoiling

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Close up of FD-4703 Cage Wear (pencil point)

This was today's customer...
10-22-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,050
Posted By Phil_gretz

I have several "go to" loops that begin and end...

I have several "go to" loops that begin and end at my door. I can't tell you how long they are, or even my average speed. I chose them for the convenient access, variations in terrain and views,...
10-22-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,307
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ re: the thigh wound. You could use the long hex...

^ re: the thigh wound. You could use the long hex key plus the thinner tube as a tourniquet. Yay!
10-22-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 796
Posted By Phil_gretz

Both your chain and your freewheel should appear...

Both your chain and your freewheel should appear clean and dry. So, after you lubricate each link and work the lube in a bit, you must wipe down the chain thoroughly. That means no visible...
10-19-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 16,776
Posted By Phil_gretz

False. Crank length does not factor into...

False. Crank length does not factor into gear-inch calculation. Please stop being didactic. You have no idea what you don't know.
10-19-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 16,776
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ based on this post alone, I'd say that you're...

^ based on this post alone, I'd say that you're not ready yet to instruct or teach on these subjects. Give it a few years. Continue tinkering and learning, and come here to observe what the better...
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