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09-15-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 812
Posted By JayKay3000

From your pictures it looks like you've not...

From your pictures it looks like you've not greased where the race goes which will make it more difficult.

You'll need some pvc pipe that can sit on the race and long enough so it fits over the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,127
Posted By JayKay3000

Funny that I'm often adding weight for my...

Funny that I'm often adding weight for my training rides. I am the engine and weight is just a number to be crushed by better fitness
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,609
Posted By JayKay3000

Give yourself time. The physical and mental scars...

Give yourself time. The physical and mental scars will gradually fade as you slowly rebuild your confidence on hills. In 3 to 4 months you'll be back to normal.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,405
Posted By JayKay3000

If you can afford it and want it, buy it. Life is...

If you can afford it and want it, buy it. Life is too short to wonder 'what if'.

Bike is just a tool of sorts. We may love our bikes for the joy they give us, the places they allow us to go and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,137
Posted By JayKay3000

Bikes should come with decent paint jobs...

Bikes should come with decent paint jobs especially if you're going to spend a lot of your money on a bike. IMO - If it doesn't look good, it matters not how good the components are because chances...
08-15-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By JayKay3000

You have something like the following categories...

You have something like the following categories these days:

Rigid Mountain Bike. Good for offroad and road depending on tires fitted, mtb gearing.
Hard Tail with front suspension, fit more road...
08-15-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,197
Posted By JayKay3000

Don't forget to wear your leathers. Don't want...

Don't forget to wear your leathers. Don't want that road rash when you fall at 30mph.
08-15-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 631
Posted By JayKay3000

There a guy on youtube called Ed Pratt - He...

There a guy on youtube called Ed Pratt - He cycled a unicycle around the world. Might be worth asking him too.

I would guess like everything it just takes practice and perseverance and I doubt...
08-01-20, 03:45 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,201
Posted By JayKay3000

If you have the space then why not. I'm not into...

If you have the space then why not. I'm not into collecting, but if you are really into the hobby you need at least 2 which is your mountain bike and road bike. You could easily make it 3 by having...
08-01-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,401
Posted By JayKay3000

Hard to tell. There are more bikes out I'd guess....

Hard to tell. There are more bikes out I'd guess. Some people are able to get in a run or cycle ride before they start work as they don't need to spend time commuting to work.

It's nice weather...
07-19-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,612
Posted By JayKay3000

Ride tires with liners. It can be worth...

Ride tires with liners. It can be worth sacrificing a bit of rolling resistance to know there is a lot less chance of a puncture.

Punctures in sunny weather is OK, but if it's raining really hard...
07-09-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,046
Posted By JayKay3000

You can buy a general wheel for fairly cheap....

You can buy a general wheel for fairly cheap. Thieves know general brand names like shimano so ideally take the branding off the wheels so they look more generic. You could own a nicer, more...
07-09-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,148
Posted By JayKay3000

What fashion statement would that be? That the...

What fashion statement would that be? That the person is pretending to be a former world champion? People can pretend to be whatever they want, but it doesn't make it right.
07-03-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,823
Posted By JayKay3000

How can you predict? Prices may be even higher...

How can you predict? Prices may be even higher next year if there is a nock on from supply lines and base materials being more expensive forcing manufacturers to pass on the costs to end users. Sure,...
06-30-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,935
Posted By JayKay3000

A helmet is like a bicycle lock. You hope its...

A helmet is like a bicycle lock. You hope its never going to be called upon to do it's job, but you buy the best you can afford so when the times comes there is more chance that things will turn out...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,906
Posted By JayKay3000

Thinking that when a bolt is cross-threaded on a...

Thinking that when a bolt is cross-threaded on a brand new fork that just one more turn and it will even out - Turns out it broke off and between me and the lbs we couldn't get it out.

Although I...
06-27-20, 03:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,162
Posted By JayKay3000

A bell is an essential. I know they can seem a...

A bell is an essential. I know they can seem a bit dorky, but if you ever plan to use the multi use paths, while shouting is often required for some. A simple few tings with your bell will alert most...
06-27-20, 02:36 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 14,262
Posted By JayKay3000

The obvious answer is that you can make bicycles...

The obvious answer is that you can make bicycles lighter and road cyclists are always on the quest for lighter bikes. It also makes trail bikes lighter which means less effort pedaling a heavy bike...
06-24-20, 02:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,411
Posted By JayKay3000

Bleaching of the paint, etchings from unattended...

Bleaching of the paint, etchings from unattended bird droppings, not leaving it on the roof in really high winds.
06-16-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 9,889
Posted By JayKay3000

I can't be the only one who read the title as...

I can't be the only one who read the title as 'Bike commuters are worthless. Change My Mind'
06-09-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 601
Posted By JayKay3000

I'd get a rigid fork, but it depends on the type...

I'd get a rigid fork, but it depends on the type of riding or surface you plan to ride on. It doesn't sound like you plan to hit the local singletrack or rock gardens. I've had friends ride suntour...
06-06-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,562
Posted By JayKay3000

We have these signs that light up if you're going...

We have these signs that light up if you're going over the speed limit. I'm always trying them to get them to light up when I'm on the bike. I expect a tail wind and a draft from a truck I could do...
06-06-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,445
Posted By JayKay3000

Not sure if this is a joke, but I think I'm going...

Not sure if this is a joke, but I think I'm going to use this idea as a backup for the people who don't hear the bell.
05-30-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,464
Posted By JayKay3000

I try and wave to / thank drivers who respect me...

I try and wave to / thank drivers who respect me and quietly ignore those who don't. I'm not riding for their amusement and I'm not going to let them provoke me into making a scene.
Forum: Commuting
05-24-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By JayKay3000

Full Fenders - For the rain or wet roads & they...

Full Fenders - For the rain or wet roads & they may fit your better bike.
Rack and panniers - To carry a small amount of 'stuff' - also good for stowing a coat or extra food for longer rides.
Set...
05-24-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By JayKay3000

Should be fine, just get a lot of lube, some pvc...

Should be fine, just get a lot of lube, some pvc pipe with a similar diameter and a rubber mallet and give it a couple of love taps. Lube is mainly to stop it welding itself to the fork if water gets...
05-23-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,912
Posted By JayKay3000

Humm - Ebikes have electricity... you saw the...

Humm - Ebikes have electricity... you saw the idea here first - Tire inflation systems for ebikes with the pump run from the bikes battery.
05-23-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,578
Posted By JayKay3000

A lighter bike is going to help most on the...

A lighter bike is going to help most on the climbs as that's one of the areas where you notice weight so it might make a small difference depending how much weight you can shed. As posted - staring...
05-23-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,888
Posted By JayKay3000

You just lit a match in room full of gasoline...

You just lit a match in room full of gasoline fumes, what did you expect the outcome would be?

Maybe in a few months, but world leaders are really just experimenting at the moment to try and get...
05-23-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,386
Posted By JayKay3000

This may seem like a sensible idea, but I like to...

This may seem like a sensible idea, but I like to read other peoples reviews BEFORE I buy from a store. That way I can make up my own mind and then, if I have a bad experience because I chose...
05-17-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 758
Posted By JayKay3000

Quick and easy way to get in the right ball park:...

Quick and easy way to get in the right ball park:

Sit on the seat while propping yourself up against a wall or railing.

Put the pedal in its lowest position

Put your heel on the pedal so...
05-12-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,539
Posted By JayKay3000

Unless she physically can't ride, the best thing...

Unless she physically can't ride, the best thing would have been to have gotten back on the bike shortly after the accident when bones and bruises had fixed or healed. It's hard and can be scary, but...
05-11-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,655
Posted By JayKay3000

Itera plastic bicycle - A failure after 3 years....

Itera plastic bicycle - A failure after 3 years. First introduced 1981. Swedish. Weight - 49lbs.

"This bicycle has been described as heavy, flexible, and fragile, and is considered one of the...
05-10-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 982
Posted By JayKay3000

6 years? I'd have changed that bike in the first...

6 years? I'd have changed that bike in the first 6 months or at least got some test rides on frames that were more my size to validate my thoughts.

Just a bike. If you like it and it fits, keep it...
05-08-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By JayKay3000

I haven't looked, but I imagine bike second hand...

I haven't looked, but I imagine bike second hand prices are higher than normal. Just wait till after covid to buy, I think there will be a lot of bike sales as people return to their smog belching...
05-08-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 648
Posted By JayKay3000

I've not had to true or have my wheels trued in...

I've not had to true or have my wheels trued in over a year. Unless you're doing big dirt jumps?
05-06-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By JayKay3000

It won't make a noise if you don't ride it.

It won't make a noise if you don't ride it.
05-06-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,054
Posted By JayKay3000

This time next year. All be back to normal.

This time next year. All be back to normal.
05-06-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By JayKay3000

I looked at prices for a replacement fork - they...

I looked at prices for a replacement fork - they cost about $150 - luckily because corona I don't need the front rack at the moment.

None of these ideas sound that nice and probably a bit out of...
05-06-20, 01:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By JayKay3000

Snapped Bolt in forks -

Hi all.

So I forgot to use some oil when putting a bolt into on of the bolts holes on my front forks to fit the front rack.

I think I must have put it in crossthreaded and thought the bolt...
05-05-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,956
Posted By JayKay3000

Use common sense.

Use common sense.
05-01-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By JayKay3000

Safest all round tires for road riding in the rain?

I've noticed that my schwalbe marathon tires are really good in the dry and OK in the wet, but some surfaces they don't really like. We have some mups that have this concrete rumble sections that...
04-30-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By JayKay3000

From what I can gather a powderdcoated bike can...

From what I can gather a powderdcoated bike can have the disadvantage that water can get in under the powderdcoat and rust it from underneath, but are more resilient against abrasions and scratches....
Forum: Touring
04-29-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By JayKay3000

I don't see any pictures. I look forward to...

I don't see any pictures. I look forward to seeing them though.
04-29-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By JayKay3000

This is a really good thread on the subject...

This is a really good thread on the subject you're asking, lots of ideas - Shimano vs tektro road calipers...
04-29-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 593
Posted By JayKay3000

I only have 1 bike so I only need to use one...

I only have 1 bike so I only need to use one style of pedal.
04-27-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By JayKay3000

I think the modern consensus is to spin rather...

I think the modern consensus is to spin rather than grind. Your knees won't thank you for putting too much strain on them in too hard a gear. The pros have moved toward spinning up hills rather than...
04-27-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,526
Posted By JayKay3000

Online, but just remember to do your homework on...

Online, but just remember to do your homework on the online store before you give them money just in case they are not legit.
04-27-20, 03:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By JayKay3000

Agree with the Kona and out of the two it's the...

Agree with the Kona and out of the two it's the better deal out of the box as it comes with fenders, a brooks saddle that (i've never tried), but everyone raves about and has a similar gearing to the...
Forum: Touring
04-26-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,803
Posted By JayKay3000

You don't have to fill your panniers full.

You don't have to fill your panniers full.
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