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11-26-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,088
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Garmin Varia radar blinky rear light, paired with...

Garmin Varia radar blinky rear light, paired with a Garmin gps or the dedicated radar display unit that is sometimes bundled with the 510 Varia. You will learn to appreciate it.
11-19-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,021
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I heard on the Path Less Pedaled youtube channel...

I heard on the Path Less Pedaled youtube channel that you can get a set of carbon wheels for about $400, from a company called Hunt. You may like that upgrade.
11-17-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I don't know about the cassette removal...

I don't know about the cassette removal procedure, but for separating the stuck parts, PB Blaster is a miracle worker. Worth a try.
11-01-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 983
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Put $25 a week in a jar as a first step to buying...

Put $25 a week in a jar as a first step to buying a new bike. While you are accumulating your bankroll, research bikes in the $1500+ price range and compare them to the bike you presently ride. And...
10-25-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 614
Posted By DeadGrandpa

This question is directed to me, and me alone. If...

This question is directed to me, and me alone. If you are really interested in whether or not to buy a new bike, the answer is YES, buy a new bike. The advantages of disc brakes or anything else are...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,092
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Titanium bikes cost a lot. That's how you know.

Titanium bikes cost a lot. That's how you know.
Forum: Foo
10-10-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,023
Posted By DeadGrandpa

You're wrong. "Y'all" is singular. "All...

You're wrong.
"Y'all" is singular.
"All y'all" is plural.
Forum: Foo
10-10-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,763
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Best: Grew up on a farm, worked afternoons and...

Best:
Grew up on a farm, worked afternoons and weekends. Back to the farm after college and navy service. Raised turkeys from one day old to market, beef cattle (cow/calf, grass fed), for 27 years....
10-10-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,414
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Since moving to the coast two years ago, I have...

Since moving to the coast two years ago, I have come to think of headwinds as "character building".
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,301
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I don't see anything about it being "gravel...

I don't see anything about it being "gravel specific".
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 592
Posted By DeadGrandpa

That was a pretty good explanation of why the...

That was a pretty good explanation of why the logged information can be valuable. Thanks, Mr canklecat, and I wish you success in your pursuit of better health. I guess I'm just not a good...
Forum: Foo
09-28-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,173
Posted By DeadGrandpa

The coffee I really want to drink comes out of a...

The coffee I really want to drink comes out of a percolator, like you can make with a $12 stovetop stainless steel camping appliance from Walmart.. Gas stove, camp fire, it doesn't matter. Best...
Forum: Foo
09-27-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,173
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I drink Folgers Instant coffee. It works good.

I drink Folgers Instant coffee. It works good.
09-26-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 985
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I don't have the problem of which you speak, but...

I don't have the problem of which you speak, but I have been riding nose less saddles (ISM PR 2.0 and 3.0) for several years. Before that, I rode WTB. Numbness or urgent urges are not an issue. A...
09-26-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,705
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Google solar diy water heating panels. You'll get...

Google solar diy water heating panels. You'll get some ideas. Got a plastic 55 gallon drum available? Paint it black and mount it in the sun on the roof or platform a foot or so over head high. Build...
09-26-20, 03:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,705
Posted By DeadGrandpa

My dad used to tell me that if you cool off too...

My dad used to tell me that if you cool off too fast after getting hot and sweaty, you will catch a cold.

I'll tell you what I finally told him: "Colds are caused by a virus."

You can bring a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,668
Posted By DeadGrandpa

That is so funny. Here I thought I had posted the...

That is so funny. Here I thought I had posted the stupidest thing ever, and I'm very late to the thread, but wow.

Fwiw, I used to ride with work gloves from harbor freight. Now I wear a special...
09-20-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 998
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I like to spray the inside of any used cable...

I like to spray the inside of any used cable housing with a "dry" or silicone lube. Let it dry. It can't hurt.
09-20-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,171
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Pffft!!! No padding is necessary. Compression...

Pffft!!! No padding is necessary. Compression boxers to keep things in place, normal non cotton shorts (I use Columbia PFG shorts) and a performance wicking shirt from a discount store, long sleeve...
Forum: Foo
09-20-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 692
Posted By DeadGrandpa

There is no higher authority than "a guy on...

There is no higher authority than "a guy on bikeforums said..."
Forum: Foo
09-20-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 692
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Thanks for these links. I think this whole issue...

Thanks for these links. I think this whole issue arose the other evening, when she wanted to tell me something, but I was temporarily busy sharing some of my imagined wisdom on BF.
Forum: Foo
09-20-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 692
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Yep. Around here, any camping more than one night...

Yep. Around here, any camping more than one night means "car camping" with a 15 inch thick queen size blow up mattress, in a tent with standing headroom. Bike touring will be of the credit card kind,...
Forum: Foo
09-05-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Sorry Hondo, I'm going to have to call your...

Sorry Hondo, I'm going to have to call your Starting To Make Sense" with Talking Heads "Once in a Lifetime", and raise you "Stop Making Sense", also by Talking Heads.
09-05-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,517
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I'm not sure if it will fit your BB, but I know...

I'm not sure if it will fit your BB, but I know that a SRAM Force crankset has a direct bolt on chainring. I bought a 32T chainring to swap out the 42T that came on the bike, and another chain that...
09-03-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,976
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I'm a big fan of guilt as riding motivation, and...

I'm a big fan of guilt as riding motivation, and a desire to "get my money's worth". Spend as much as you can afford, then increase your mileage in an effort to justify spending the money. It's a...
08-31-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,045
Posted By DeadGrandpa

We are kindred spirits. We All are kindred...

We are kindred spirits. We All are kindred spirits. Ride on, and ride lots.
08-31-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,045
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I will be 68 next month. Our (my fiancee and I)...

I will be 68 next month. Our (my fiancee and I) short rides are 42 miles these days. Our longish rides are 52+, but we do feel tired after back to back 50+ mile days. City riding is scary. Seek out...
Forum: Foo
08-31-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 763
Posted By DeadGrandpa

​​​​​​ Godfrey Daniels!!! I totally agree with...

​​​​​​ Godfrey Daniels!!! I totally agree with you on this matter!!!
08-31-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,045
Posted By DeadGrandpa

It's time to get serious about bicycling. You...

It's time to get serious about bicycling. You seem to be a young person, so you have lots of upside (room for improvement). First, work towards doubling your mileage. Your butt will get used to it....
08-28-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I guess that the worst outcome would be the tire...

I guess that the worst outcome would be the tire could expand in the heat and rub against the seat tube. If this were a gravel bike, you might get mud on the tire that exacerbated the minimal...
08-26-20, 02:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,371
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Ah. You have here the beginning of a desire to...

Ah. You have here the beginning of a desire to make upgrades on your bike. I recommend a new set of carbon rims with some really high quality hubs. After spending the money, you can work through the...
08-16-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,609
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I think you should re-evaluate your priorities....

I think you should re-evaluate your priorities. The bike was there, and you were there... I assume it was the correct size? You had your checkbook? Are you waiting for a sign from the heavens? If it...
08-14-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Bah!! You're not sick, you're just out of shape,...

Bah!! You're not sick, you're just out of shape, and looking for an excuse to be lazy with your riding. Get up and out early, pack a lunch and ride an extra 20 miles. Push yourself to more and more....
08-10-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,277
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I think you've already figured out a solution,...

I think you've already figured out a solution, but I thought I would pass on my experience. I have a 5ft 6inch truck bed with cap, and an mtb hardtail tandem (long wheel base). I take off both front...
08-10-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,130
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I wouldn't worry about what your friends are...

I wouldn't worry about what your friends are doing. Standing up on your pedals and lugging uphill by exerting brute force is good anaerobic exercise, but it is probably stressful for your knees. It's...
08-05-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 801
Posted By DeadGrandpa

There is a non-deet mosquito repellent called...

There is a non-deet mosquito repellent called REPEL, available at Walmart and Target, that works pretty well against mosquitoes and somewhat against the biting flies. It's made with lemon and...
07-28-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By DeadGrandpa

In my experience, the limiting factor is the...

In my experience, the limiting factor is the space between the chain stays.
Forum: Commuting
07-26-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 18,788
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I bike to live, and live to bike. Can't hold down...

I bike to live, and live to bike. Can't hold down a job, so might as well just ride. I have the impression that I liked something else almost as much, but I can't remember what it was.
07-24-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 933
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Both of you are right, of course. I looked at the...

Both of you are right, of course. I looked at the specs but was distracted. What I meant to say is that I've bought an REI brand bike and it was a heck of a deal. This one looks great and I agree...
07-20-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,722
Posted By DeadGrandpa

We're having mid 90 temps (90 per cent humidity)...

We're having mid 90 temps (90 per cent humidity) and "feels like" 105. She says we should begin riding by 6am, do our 36 mile "short ride", come home and take a nap. Sounds barbaric but it's better...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,407
Posted By DeadGrandpa

So very funny. That feeling of red lining and...

So very funny. That feeling of red lining and then recovering is too compelling. We both know that we'll both be out there again tomorrow.
Forum: Foo
07-17-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,059
Posted By DeadGrandpa

You're my kind of caretaker, Hondo.

You're my kind of caretaker, Hondo.
Forum: Foo
07-17-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,240
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I believe the technical name of the scientific...

I believe the technical name of the scientific instrument you described is "teeter-totter". I considered manufacturing one, but then I realized that I don't have any beagles for balancing the...
Forum: Touring
07-16-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,393
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Gearing has been my hobby for several years. I'm...

Gearing has been my hobby for several years. I'm not an expert. But I share your desire for a workable combination for loaded touring or simply climbing steep roads. I recommend a cassette whose...
07-15-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,215
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I don't like the 50/34 compact crank for...

I don't like the 50/34 compact crank for climbing. The 46/30 sub compact crank isn't much better, and I run a 10-42 cassette. The 30T front chain ring paired with the 42T cassette low gear will...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By DeadGrandpa

If you have problems with thorns, my reading...

If you have problems with thorns, my reading tells me that tubeless conversion will be effective. Or else you can try tire liners, but they do add weight and don't protect the sidewall.
07-08-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I'm definitely on the Cheetos team. If the...

I'm definitely on the Cheetos team. If the Washington Redskins changed their name to the Washington Cheetos, I would totally be a big fan. In the meantime, I'll try to eat my share whether crunchy or...
07-08-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,355
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I suspected that, once I saw the "Bridgestone"...

I suspected that, once I saw the "Bridgestone" decal on the down tube. Nice bike, for sure.
07-08-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,719
Posted By DeadGrandpa

There are many bikes which could satisfy your...

There are many bikes which could satisfy your criteria, but I recommend that you consider one with the clearance for wider tires than you currently ride, like a "gravel" bike. High volume tires at...
07-06-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,554
Posted By DeadGrandpa

You make a good point. At one time, that bike was...

You make a good point. At one time, that bike was my favorite. But I've moved away from drop bars as a preferred steering form factor. I'm not as flexible as I used to be. I'm into the wider tires...
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