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05-02-14, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By Clawed

That's VERY refreshing!

That's VERY refreshing!
03-24-14, 05:57 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,684
Posted By Clawed

Peanuts in the shell, yeah! Raffles bar, IPA,...

Peanuts in the shell, yeah! Raffles bar, IPA, throw the shells on the floor, tell lies. That's living!
03-08-14, 04:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,056
Posted By Clawed

Years ago a friend saw a purse snatch go down and...

Years ago a friend saw a purse snatch go down and chased the thief. He reached out and grabbed a dred lock to stop him. The dred came off in his hand. Later it made it pretty easy to confirm the...
02-26-14, 09:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,705
Posted By Clawed

We have lots of feral pigs here near Ft Myers. ...

We have lots of feral pigs here near Ft Myers. They were let loose in the 16th century by the Spaniards. The local Hispanics still like them, but they won't go out and get them. They will tear up...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-08-14, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,297
Posted By Clawed

Dahon stainless folder, should I buy it

There is a Dahon folding stainless steel bike for sale in Sarasota. It is the model with the brace that runs at an angle from near the seat up to near the handlebars, don't know the name of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-04-14, 05:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By Clawed

Save the old cables to measure for length. Take...

Save the old cables to measure for length. Take photos with your cell phone or whatever to record the routing. A little too long is better than a little too short.

Brakes and shifters use...
01-30-14, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By Clawed

One perfectly reasonable theory is that my bike...

One perfectly reasonable theory is that my bike is doing it intentionally because I have embarrassed it. It is a pretty spiffy high performance bike I have modified with steering extender, raised...
01-29-14, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By Clawed

The Knee Saga Continues

So a year or so ago I started to have some knee pain associated with riding. It got worse with my new Focus in August. I went through all the adjustments, seat up, down, forward, back, etc, but it...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-14, 06:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,438
Posted By Clawed

Drop the seat about 4 inches. Raise the bars...

Drop the seat about 4 inches. Raise the bars above the seat. Wear a fedora.

If they can't take a joke, eff'em.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-14, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By Clawed

We're all looking for that saddle! Let us know...

We're all looking for that saddle! Let us know when you find it.

(Sorry, no help.)
12-30-13, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By Clawed

Let's see, he says what frame do I have but...

Let's see, he says what frame do I have but doesn't include a picture?

um, metal, bicycle?
12-30-13, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,828
Posted By Clawed

With my old eyes it's nice to have the gauge at...

With my old eyes it's nice to have the gauge at the top rather than at the bottom.
12-28-13, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,666
Posted By Clawed

Where do you get cheap copies of Oakley lenses? ...

Where do you get cheap copies of Oakley lenses? I really want some.
12-28-13, 08:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,120
Posted By Clawed

I had a similar mystery noise that was driving me...

I had a similar mystery noise that was driving me crazy. After checking all the things that have been mentioned here I finally found a most obscure source. The LBS that had set up the bike had...
12-27-13, 07:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,640
Posted By Clawed

My wife has named my bikes. She calls my...

My wife has named my bikes. She calls my Cannondale hybrid with fenders etc. "The SUV" and my Focus Cayo Evo "The Porsche." She has it just right.
12-25-13, 04:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By Clawed

Wait, is this a lawyer joke? "A lawyer on a...

Wait, is this a lawyer joke?

"A lawyer on a unicycle in a snow storm goes into a bar...with a priest and a rabbi..."
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-13, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 835
Posted By Clawed

Where are you located Abdul10000 ? I have a real...

Where are you located Abdul10000 ? I have a real bad feel about that bike shop. Is there a better shop around?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-13, 08:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,002
Posted By Clawed

That's a good idea. Mine even has GLOCK printed...

That's a good idea. Mine even has GLOCK printed on it for a little added deterrence.
12-15-13, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 956
Posted By Clawed

Both of those bikes are pedal forward styles. ...

Both of those bikes are pedal forward styles. And both are "Dutch" styles with fenders and chain guards, etc. Drop a vertical line through the seat clamp and the crank center is well forward on...
12-04-13, 05:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,276
Posted By Clawed

Boeshield T9. Was developed by Boeing to prevent...

Boeshield T9. Was developed by Boeing to prevent corrosion in aluminum airplanes in inaccessible spots. It is a heavier version of WD40. Works better, lasts longer.
11-29-13, 12:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,591
Posted By Clawed

With a name like Boudicca you could only be a...

With a name like Boudicca you could only be a woman, and a powerful one at that. A little tough on your daughters though.
11-27-13, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,182
Posted By Clawed

I bought a Cannondale Adventure with IGH a couple...

I bought a Cannondale Adventure with IGH a couple of years ago and re-entered cycling after many decades. This summer I got the hots to try a road type bike and was reading all I could find when I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-13, 04:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,474
Posted By Clawed

As a PhD zoologist I have to call Kookology. ...

As a PhD zoologist I have to call Kookology.

Straight Hoggs Wash.


Get it? Get it? HoggsWash! See what I did there?

Ha Ha!

Sometimes I just knock myself out!
11-15-13, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 939
Posted By Clawed

and the most convenient part is that it is a...

and the most convenient part is that it is a folder making it easier to transport to the zombies!
11-15-13, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,271
Posted By Clawed

Non threaded are a lot cheaper and available lots...

Non threaded are a lot cheaper and available lots of places. They are used to make soda water. I think nitrous oxide comes in the same size cylinder. It's ​used to make whipped cream, and as a...
11-13-13, 08:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,680
Posted By Clawed

You are fighting the torque in the cable when...

You are fighting the torque in the cable when trying to screw the tip into the hub. If you can safely remove the upper, shifter, end of the cable inner part from the shifter or clicker on the handle...
11-12-13, 10:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,205
Posted By Clawed

Several months ago I bought a Focus Cayo Evo,...

Several months ago I bought a Focus Cayo Evo, which I judge to be a pretty good bike but not a full on race bike. I was coming to my first drop bar bike in 40 years. I knew I would have problems,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-13, 05:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,712
Posted By Clawed

It's a well known fact that 67.9% of all...

It's a well known fact that 67.9% of all statistical data are made up on the spot.
11-08-13, 04:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,836
Posted By Clawed

I never ride with a group. In 50+ years of...

I never ride with a group. In 50+ years of motorcycles scooters, and bicycles I have just decided that I enjoy being by myself. I have seen every possible stupid stunt and I just don't want to be...
11-08-13, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,549
Posted By Clawed

Doug, thanks for those sites. The Brit tricycle...

Doug, thanks for those sites. The Brit tricycle assoc. has everything we need to start the search. My neighbor is "stiff" and can't get down. But there are Brit companies doing what he needs so I...
11-08-13, 02:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,549
Posted By Clawed

High Class Geezer trike

This is a query for a neighbor.

My wife has ridden several trikes, and presently owns a Trice recumbent. I know about tadpoles and deltas. The heavy very upright trikes are called Geezer Trikes...
11-07-13, 08:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,065
Posted By Clawed

To eliminate the need to carry a wrench on my IGH...

To eliminate the need to carry a wrench on my IGH bike, I bought a pair of quick release axle "nuts". They act like a regular quick release, but because the axle is solid you can't use a skewer and...
11-06-13, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By Clawed

No whites yet. Lots of ospreys.

No whites yet. Lots of ospreys.
11-06-13, 09:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,191
Posted By Clawed

This ^^^^^

This ^^^^^
11-06-13, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By Clawed

Actually it probably would be enough, but which...

Actually it probably would be enough, but which speed? Everybody is comfortable at a different pace, spinners, mashers, etc.

Sanibel is the home of flat, but my GPS indicates that I have had a...
11-06-13, 05:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By Clawed

Yes, the Ding road was repaved over the summer...

Yes, the Ding road was repaved over the summer and it is very smooth now. The whole trail has been improved and is beautiful. Don't forget your Golden Age pass if you have one. One pass will get...
11-05-13, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By Clawed

If you rent from Billy's Rentals, the largest...

If you rent from Billy's Rentals, the largest bike renter on the island, they have about any type of bike you want up to a Jamis Zenith comp all carbon for $50 a day.

Every summer and fall is...
11-02-13, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,499
Posted By Clawed

If you have an old pair of shorts that is...

If you have an old pair of shorts that is otherwise a throwaway, take the pad out of them and put it in your new ones.
11-02-13, 06:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,939
Posted By Clawed

There is an arrogant SOB here that runs one on...

There is an arrogant SOB here that runs one on the trail. I met him the other day, I steered as far right as I could but couldn't get off the path due to soft ground. I just stopped and waited for...
10-29-13, 05:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By Clawed

Brooks saddles kind of adapt to whatever they are...

Brooks saddles kind of adapt to whatever they are presented with. Try a Brooks and just work your way through a little longer break in period. Leather stretches...it doesn't care about ass_symetry....
10-27-13, 10:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,215
Posted By Clawed

Several years ago I was feeling tired; I had all...

Several years ago I was feeling tired; I had all the symptoms of Geritol's "Tired Blood." Went to the doc. He tested, etc. sent me for more tests and sent me home. Days later his receptionist...
10-26-13, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By Clawed

Yes, and I hate Surveymonkey because if you...

Yes, and I hate Surveymonkey because if you respond to it and leave your email address you end up on lots of spam lists and constant requests for more. And questioners who leave no info about...
10-21-13, 05:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,557
Posted By Clawed

Something none of us thought of and just...

Something none of us thought of and just excellent. Congrats to you and the mech.
10-17-13, 11:40 AM
10-17-13, 08:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,557
Posted By Clawed

I would get a dry wall toggle, the kind that has...

I would get a dry wall toggle, the kind that has two metal wings that open up behind the dry wall, and a long piece of all thread rod that fits the toggle nut. Put the toggle on the end of the rod...
10-13-13, 03:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,821
Posted By Clawed

Motorcyclists and scooter riders have run their...

Motorcyclists and scooter riders have run their rides into the room for years. I helped a guy do major mechanical surgery on a Vespa in a first floor room. If you ask at the front desk most have...
10-13-13, 02:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,385
Posted By Clawed

Ah! French. So the "tac" sound isn't "tack" but...

Ah! French. So the "tac" sound isn't "tack" but more like "tock"?

I'm sticking with breaking frame.
10-13-13, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,906
Posted By Clawed

put heat shrink tubing from Radio Shack on the...

put heat shrink tubing from Radio Shack on the crank arms. Cheap, tough, remove when you want to ebay them. colors too.
10-13-13, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,286
Posted By Clawed

The real secret is never to pull out an old cable...

The real secret is never to pull out an old cable before you start to thread in the new. On my first old Vespa scooter I pulled out all the old cables and then had to thread the new ones in. I...
10-13-13, 04:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,352
Posted By Clawed

Pull the fork leg out and off one side of he axle...

Pull the fork leg out and off one side of he axle like you tried before, but instead of moving the axle to the side leave it aligned with the hole and slip a coin in place to hold it out. Now flip...
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