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02-26-14, 09:48 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,146
Posted By skilsaw

Apparently hot chicks dig white. Now I know what...

Apparently hot chicks dig white. Now I know what color I'm getting.
02-26-14, 09:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,751
Posted By skilsaw

Came upon a crashed Mountain biker. It was...

Came upon a crashed Mountain biker. It was apparent from his injuries he had grabbed his front brake hard and flew over the handlebars. Not a hint as to why he grabbed his brake. This story makes...
02-26-14, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 806
Posted By skilsaw

I googled it. Nice looking rack. My frustration...

I googled it. Nice looking rack. My frustration is that roof racks and such don't transfer well from car to car.
That looks like it should be just fine. You must add the cost of the trailer hitch...
02-26-14, 09:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,044
Posted By skilsaw

Reminds me of the union activist who caught the...

Reminds me of the union activist who caught the flu while on annual leave. He changed his holiday request and took the necessary time off as sick days, thus keeping his annual leave for later when...
02-26-14, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,319
Posted By skilsaw

Here is another thread about the same topic. ...

Here is another thread about the same topic. Bikes for Big and Tall...
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/935829-6-7-quot-350-Lbs-ex-NFL-Offensive-Lineman-looking-for-a-road-bike
02-26-14, 07:43 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,834
Posted By skilsaw

Don't feel bad about the expense. My son, a pro...

Don't feel bad about the expense. My son, a pro triathlete, is getting Zipp wheels for this season that cost more than your bike.

All you need now are a suitable lock, and a helmet.... bike shoes...
02-26-14, 07:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,827
Posted By skilsaw

A good touring bike to look for used is the...

A good touring bike to look for used is the Cannondale t1, or the T1000. They are excellent bikes but Cannondale has stopped manufacturing them.

To keep it quick and simple, I would ask a bike...
02-25-14, 05:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,876
Posted By skilsaw

I'll have to talk to him about it. He's...

I'll have to talk to him about it. He's definitely a lighter rider at about 150 lbs and he rides a section of highway where he he has semi-trailers passing him at 60 mph. The vortex behind one of...
02-25-14, 12:37 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,597
Posted By skilsaw

i had the same impression of Homer Simpson when...

i had the same impression of Homer Simpson when he first came out. It is only now that I am beginning to see the finesse in that show.
02-25-14, 12:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,820
Posted By skilsaw

For me, it was "the ride of pride" My five year...

For me, it was "the ride of pride"
My five year old had his training wheels off for about a year and I asked him if he would like to ride part of the Kettle Valley Railroad with me. My wife said...
02-24-14, 11:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,012
Posted By skilsaw

Is N+1 a religion or a cult?

Just thought I'd ask.
02-24-14, 11:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,247
Posted By skilsaw

I think this story gets the blue ribbon for...

I think this story gets the blue ribbon for stupidity, or senility or something.
The television channel changer lost a function, then lost another function. Within a week or ten days it was only...
02-24-14, 11:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,876
Posted By skilsaw

Nice bike porn here. I don't ride it, but I buy...

Nice bike porn here. I don't ride it, but I buy it for my son, the triathlete. He's fitting himself to a Specialized Shiv right now. Moved a Sram red group over from last year's Ridley and we're...
02-24-14, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By skilsaw

Pakiwi, I'm 2 months behind you. I took my...

Pakiwi,
I'm 2 months behind you. I took my first trainer ride today. I bet it is over a year since I've been on a bike. Last summer was dedicated to backpacking.
When I last used the trainer, I...
11-28-13, 02:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,207
Posted By skilsaw

I took this approach once when I was an...

I took this approach once when I was an enthusiastic young buck with lots of potential. I was applying for a job that I saw as a "training opportunity" and was not qualified for.

The chairman of...
11-28-13, 02:35 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,284
Posted By skilsaw

Look on Ebay or Craig's List for the guy's bike. ...

Look on Ebay or Craig's List for the guy's bike. A guy like that should take up knitting.
11-28-13, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 900
Posted By skilsaw

Don't have a clue about bikes, but here's my deep...

Don't have a clue about bikes, but here's my deep discount story from yesterday.
Car dealerships are offering factory incentives on 2013's right now. Dealer A, who had a truck my son didn't want...
11-28-13, 02:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,391
Posted By skilsaw

An accident like that could do critical invisible...

An accident like that could do critical invisible damage to your bike. Maybe a cracked tube that influences the structural integrity of the frame. That leaves no other options.... Get a new bike.
11-08-13, 02:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,441
Posted By skilsaw

Plus brussel sprouts.

Plus brussel sprouts.
11-08-13, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By skilsaw

Somebody mentioned getting a used wheel. A low...

Somebody mentioned getting a used wheel.
A low budget new wheel will be about $50.
I'd go with a new wheel so you're not inhereting somebody elses problems.
That's a pretty expensive repair for a...
11-07-13, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 799
Posted By skilsaw

Both bikes have Bar End Shiftzinios. (That is...

Both bikes have Bar End Shiftzinios. (That is Italian for Shifters)
Do you have a particular reason for Bar Ends? Or is it just a fetish?

Messing about with bikes is good for my health. It keeps...
11-07-13, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,245
Posted By skilsaw

{[<^^^>]** This post was deleted because it was...

{[<^^^>]** This post was deleted because it was rude, crude and totally uncalled for.

Gawd, I'm disgusting and I have a perverted mind. Ignore this post completely.

Sorry to have wasted...
11-07-13, 01:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,977
Posted By skilsaw

I bought a bike that was more expensive than...

I bought a bike that was more expensive than smart. After that, I couldn't afford food and my weight went down. I didn't ride much, but I kept the bike in my living room. Everytime I'd notice it,...
Forum: Touring
11-04-13, 07:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,998
Posted By skilsaw

how did we survive before image stabilization? ...

how did we survive before image stabilization?
I have been on a couple 1000 km trips with a point and shoot.
It had a 20 x optical lens. my hand held shots were good enough for me.
But I'm not...
11-04-13, 05:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,977
Posted By skilsaw

Let me see if I understand you. You got a bike...

Let me see if I understand you.
You got a bike weighing 320 pounds. That's about 300 lbs heavier than your average road bike.

Just having a little fun. Not a serious poke at moochems.
Have a...
11-04-13, 05:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By skilsaw

Favorite seat= Terry Liberator. Other favorite...

Favorite seat= Terry Liberator.
Other favorite seat = Brooks B17.

The terry liberator is 1/2 the price of the brooks.
11-04-13, 05:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,744
Posted By skilsaw

If you do ever get new wheels, or custom built...

If you do ever get new wheels, or custom built wheels, make sure you have a recommended wheel builder do it. Building a wheel isn't difficult. Building a good wheel is an art.. The worst case...
11-04-13, 05:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,347
Posted By skilsaw

The concession stand at the Little League park...

The concession stand at the Little League park can be a real food trap. We had a lady running it for a few seasons that was right into haute cuisine. Instead of grease burgers, she served lean...
10-16-13, 01:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 941
Posted By skilsaw

Stories like this always make me sit up and count...

Stories like this always make me sit up and count my blessings.
Thank you for sharing.
Forum: Touring
10-16-13, 01:00 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,954
Posted By skilsaw

Yes, but where is it?

Yes, but where is it?
10-14-13, 03:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,148
Posted By skilsaw

The man's dying, and all you can do is jest! ...

The man's dying, and all you can do is jest! Have you no shame? No tact?

He should just be glad he doesn't get the radioactive fluid up the stern torpedo tube.

I hope all goes well for you...
10-14-13, 03:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,009
Posted By skilsaw

They do that so that when they add gatorade...

They do that so that when they add gatorade powder to their water bottle, they don't need to shake it up. The bike does all the shaking that is necessary. It's true. I read it on the internet.
10-14-13, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By skilsaw

Hybrids mostly come with 28 spokes and the...

Hybrids mostly come with 28 spokes and the "fitness" bikes as low as 24. If you want trouble free riding, 32 spoke wheels are really strong. If your bike will mostly be in the garage then 28 spokes...
10-14-13, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,030
Posted By skilsaw

I like the idea of trading up. If you already...

I like the idea of trading up. If you already have 10 bikes in the stable, then get yourself a real stud.
10-14-13, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By skilsaw

Hybrids and "fitness" bikes are good. Be patient...

Hybrids and "fitness" bikes are good. Be patient until you get the right frame size and 32 spoke wheels.

The surly Long Haul Trucker, mentioned previously, is an awesome bike for a big guy, but is...
10-14-13, 02:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,324
Posted By skilsaw

This post has gone by without notice or comment. ...

This post has gone by without notice or comment. I would check into new bikes too. Biking season is just about over and the new 2014 bikes are on their way. Great deals to be had on 2013 bikes.
10-11-13, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By skilsaw

Or the bumper Sticker I saw saying "Slap your...

Or the bumper Sticker I saw saying "Slap your inner child".
Now that's abusive
10-11-13, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By skilsaw

Wow, that looks like a tall frame. You must be a...

Wow, that looks like a tall frame. You must be a tall clyde, rather than a fat clyde, like me.
Project bikes are fun, but I don't have any room in my new apartment. The last place I lived I worked...
10-11-13, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By skilsaw

When we use GPS for timber cruising, we set the...

When we use GPS for timber cruising, we set the machine to require 3 satellites to give us a fix. This increases the accuracy, but we can't always get our coordinates.
The way phone/GPS seems to...
Forum: Touring
09-30-13, 02:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,172
Posted By skilsaw

My wife shifted her RD into her spokes at the...

My wife shifted her RD into her spokes at the bottom of a very steep hill. I must have had the limiting screw adjusted poorly for that to happen.

My guess is poor maintenance if RD's are...
09-30-13, 02:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,165
Posted By skilsaw

What solution costs the most money? Go with...

What solution costs the most money?
Go with that. Isn't that what cycling is all about anyway?
09-30-13, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By skilsaw

I like my Brooks. As I see it, if they feel...

I like my Brooks.
As I see it, if they feel good, there is nothing better.
And if they don't feel right, they never will.
09-30-13, 01:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,149
Posted By skilsaw

If you're feeling guilty, Send the bike here. ...

If you're feeling guilty,
Send the bike here.
I'll be sure to give it a good home.:)
Forum: Touring
09-22-13, 10:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,823
Posted By skilsaw

Bed Bugs are discussed at length on this forum. ...

Bed Bugs are discussed at length on this forum. http://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/
Just do a search, and i'm sure you'll get some good information.

I have washed and dried my down...
09-22-13, 02:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,593
Posted By skilsaw

The Kurt Kinetic Road Machine will handle your...

The Kurt Kinetic Road Machine will handle your weight.
I have the Kurt Kinetic Rock and Roll and it tops out at 250 lbs.

Kurt Kinetic trainers are great.
Particularly with the accessory...
09-22-13, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By skilsaw

Have you thought of a used bike? You may get a...

Have you thought of a used bike?
You may get a lot more value than new in your price range.

Otherwise, I'm not tuned in on road bikes.
09-18-13, 01:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By skilsaw

Bikes get abused at university. Too many bikes...

Bikes get abused at university. Too many bikes and not enough racks.
My son's bike was stolen in spite of being locked.
My other son, a serious triathlete, kept his road bike in his room while in...
09-10-13, 04:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,886
Posted By skilsaw

Awe, Come on. Tell us the whole story! Same...

Awe, Come on.
Tell us the whole story!
Same introduction, but you left out the part where the Sasquatch jumped out of the bushes, right in front of you.
By the way, 30% slope on the road is good. ...
09-07-13, 08:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 573
Posted By skilsaw

Rock and roll, cowabunga. Dude Did you yell at...

Rock and roll, cowabunga. Dude
Did you yell at them to "Eat my shorts"
as you blasted by?

Lets hear it for Bike-o-mania.
Chow, Hasta la vista, Baby

I can't believe I just wrote that.
I...
09-07-13, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By skilsaw

Hey! I don't have a good light yet! Autumn...

Hey! I don't have a good light yet!
Autumn just around the corner.
I could get a wheel with a dynamo hub built,
or buy a high end rechargable...

I hear a little retail therapy coming.
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