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06-10-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,775
Posted By Retro Grouch

So this is a free bike. How well do you think it...

So this is a free bike. How well do you think it has been cared for? My answers are based on a guess that it hasn't been very well maintained.

How easily does the handlebar turn from side to...
06-08-19, 01:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,310
Posted By Retro Grouch

Only one person in the world that bike has to...

Only one person in the world that bike has to make happy.
06-07-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By Retro Grouch

I've worked on lots of bikes that had improperly...

I've worked on lots of bikes that had improperly dished wheels. That would drive me crazy. The fix is to loosen all the non drive side spokes 1/2 turn and then tighten the drive side spokes 1/2...
06-02-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,014
Posted By Retro Grouch

Check the reference to see the way 50+ used to...

Check the reference to see the way 50+ used to be. I miss those days.
05-28-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,184
Posted By Retro Grouch

If you lay your bike on the ground it can't fall...

If you lay your bike on the ground it can't fall over.
05-26-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 689
Posted By Retro Grouch

That little bit of size difference wouldn't blip...

That little bit of size difference wouldn't blip my radar. Given the choice, I'd rather use an inner tube that's a size small than one that's a size too large because it stuffs into the tire with...
Forum: Recumbent
05-26-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,660
Posted By Retro Grouch

A bike is worth whatever a seller and a buyer can...

A bike is worth whatever a seller and a buyer can agree on. If you think that $275 "feels" high, offer $200. Whatever number they counter back with, offer to split the difference. That's what that...
05-21-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,735
Posted By Retro Grouch

The definition of defensive driving is "To be...

The definition of defensive driving is "To be accident free despite the incorrect actions of others."

You can whine about the actions of others but, if your goal is to be accident free, you are...
05-20-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By Retro Grouch

Why did you replace your chain? Chains and...

Why did you replace your chain?

Chains and cassettes tend to wear together. If you wait too long to replace your chain, your cassette cogs will have worn to match your old, worn chain. My guess...
05-19-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 919
Posted By Retro Grouch

A little off topic but, if you put your chain...

A little off topic but, if you put your chain onto the big chainring first, you'll injure yourself a lot less when that crescent wrench breaks loose.
05-11-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,630
Posted By Retro Grouch

What, exactly, are you trying to accomplish?

What, exactly, are you trying to accomplish?
05-10-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,117
Posted By Retro Grouch

Sounds too good to be true. I'd be wondering how...

Sounds too good to be true. I'd be wondering how the seller came into possession of it.
04-29-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 11,154
Posted By Retro Grouch

It's evolved through the years. I used to be...

It's evolved through the years. I used to be more Retro. Now I'm more Grouchy.
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