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12-15-17, 04:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,207
Posted By Pops1959

Humbug

Humbug
10-02-17, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,163
Posted By Pops1959

I have a B67 on my hybrid... I have tried several...

I have a B67 on my hybrid... I have tried several others, but they just are not as comfortable as my B67.
10-02-17, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7,701
Views: 2,564,749
Posted By Pops1959

Early morning ride.

It has been a while since I've been able to post a photo of my bike due to issued with the photo hosting services I've tried. However, it looks like I've solved the problem.... I hope.
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08-11-17, 10:10 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,557
Posted By Pops1959

I just paid 9 bucks each for a pair of bright...

I just paid 9 bucks each for a pair of bright yellow tee shirts and 50 bucks for a new Bern helmet. I was able to do that because I saved money by NOT buying Bicycling magazine!
07-27-17, 02:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,323
Posted By Pops1959

I carry a small face towel in my bag for sweaty...

I carry a small face towel in my bag for sweaty rides. I lay across my top tube before leaning against the rack. Works for me.
07-27-17, 09:06 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,533
Posted By Pops1959

Years ago, as part of a biology class I was...

Years ago, as part of a biology class I was taking, we did swab tests of a lot of the water fountains in my area. Info not recall how many, but it was a lot. After seeing the results we got I would...
07-20-17, 02:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,593
Posted By Pops1959

Amazon sells me components and parts. I do my own...

Amazon sells me components and parts. I do my own repairs while I wait.
07-20-17, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,490
Posted By Pops1959

Back in the 70s I had a black B17 that bled a...

Back in the 70s I had a black B17 that bled a little when it was new.. Now I have a honey B67. No bleeding, and it is darkening to a very nice color.
07-20-17, 10:13 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,593
Posted By Pops1959

Made more sense? Nope. At least not to me. I...

Made more sense? Nope. At least not to me. I know, it is only a lowly Specialized hybrid. But it is MY Specialized Hybrid, one which I have made many changes too and enjoy riding every chance I get....
07-20-17, 09:58 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,593
Posted By Pops1959

Please. Go back and re-read what I wrote. You...

Please. Go back and re-read what I wrote. You will see where I stated that I explained to the LBS person what I wanted. We are talking about purchasing a silver stem and seat post to replace a black...
07-20-17, 08:44 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,593
Posted By Pops1959

LBS rant

Over the past two years I have sat in on conversations about how bike shops are struggling because of on-line sales and such. I know there is something to that. Most businesses are feeling that...
07-02-17, 01:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,251
Posted By Pops1959

I had one of those for a short time. Mine had a...

I had one of those for a short time. Mine had a 25.4mm handlebar. That is not to say that they are all the same, but I would say it is a pretty good bet.
06-30-17, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,048
Posted By Pops1959

Point well taken!

Point well taken!
06-30-17, 12:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,489
Posted By Pops1959

I have a Pedro's. Works great. I even use mine to...

I have a Pedro's. Works great. I even use mine to cinch down zip ties.
06-30-17, 12:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,212
Posted By Pops1959

Find a jewelry store that does battery...

Find a jewelry store that does battery replacements and shown them the broken one. Most good watches have O rings to keep water out. They should have the size you need and if they charge you all it...
06-29-17, 11:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,048
Posted By Pops1959

My ding-a-ling

I am looking for some thoughts on where those who have bells on their bike mount them. When got mine several years back I kinda thought that mounting it on my stem, as I have seen others do, looked...
06-28-17, 12:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,269
Posted By Pops1959

At present I am a tad over 300 and I have a B67....

At present I am a tad over 300 and I have a B67. I love mine.
06-01-17, 11:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,319
Posted By Pops1959

I tend to carry what at times seems to be too...

I tend to carry what at times seems to be too much... but then, one never knows what one might need! I carry a mini-pump, a spare tube, three tire levers, patch kit, multi-tool, vintage Schwinn...
05-07-17, 12:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,010
Posted By Pops1959

When I was about 12 years old I decided that my...

When I was about 12 years old I decided that my Schwinn Stingray would be cooler if it had a drag chute on it. So I borrowed one of my mothers sheets, tied kite string to corners, tied the strings to...
02-21-17, 05:00 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 26,886
Posted By Pops1959

Always have used a kickstand, always will.

Always have used a kickstand, always will.
02-07-17, 12:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,243
Posted By Pops1959

Back in the late 60s... 1969 I think it was, I...

Back in the late 60s... 1969 I think it was, I had a friend who had a back yard that quite long and had quite a slope to it. They had concrete steps that went from their house to the end of the yard....
02-05-17, 12:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,264
Posted By Pops1959

I only have one bike. No saddlebag actually, but...

I only have one bike. No saddlebag actually, but a rack mounted trunk bag (large one in the rear, medium one in front). Read bag has tools, spare tube, first aid kit, and a Brooks seat cover in case...
02-03-17, 03:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,340
Posted By Pops1959

Back in the 70s I had a Schwinn Continental. 25in...

Back in the 70s I had a Schwinn Continental. 25in frame, weighed a ton and a half. It was in pretty poor condition when it was given to me, but I had it mechanically sound in no time. Rode it to work...
01-27-17, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1,447
Views: 312,193
Posted By Pops1959

I have the UN55 on my bike. I'm quite pleased...

I have the UN55 on my bike. I'm quite pleased with it.
01-27-17, 05:03 AM
Replies: 1,447
Views: 312,193
Posted By Pops1959

Added a rear trunk bag. Front one was just too...

Added a rear trunk bag. Front one was just too small for spare tube, tools, patch kit, locks, camera, notebook, book, kitchen sink.... lol.
Someone told me I should add something carbon to my...
01-26-17, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,449
Posted By Pops1959

I have no actual experience with either bike,...

I have no actual experience with either bike, other than having looked them both over at an LBS. The sales person really tried to push the Escape 1 on me. But I do not trust composite forks (or...
01-20-17, 09:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,139
Posted By Pops1959

A long time ago I asked someone who built wheels...

A long time ago I asked someone who built wheels that same question. He said that small flange hubs use longer spokes which translates into a more comfortable ride for road bikes, whereas large...
01-16-17, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,948
Posted By Pops1959

I upgraded my crankset last year... the new one...

I upgraded my crankset last year... the new one called for a 110mm spindle, and my bike had a 113mm spindle. I did have to make a minor adjustment to the front derailleur, other than that it has...
01-09-17, 11:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,276
Posted By Pops1959

My wife and I are apartment dwellers, and we each...

My wife and I are apartment dwellers, and we each have a bike, which we keep in the corner of the living room. It's a pain at times. We have to move them to get at the shelf unit which houses our DVD...
12-16-16, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7,701
Views: 2,564,749
Posted By Pops1959

Out and about riding around Safety Harbor, FL....

Out and about riding around Safety Harbor, FL. Photo taken a Philippe Park.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a301/rroewert/FullSizeRender_zpsdcnxbwcf.jpg
12-14-16, 03:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,071
Posted By Pops1959

I'm on my third saddle. The stock one was like...

I'm on my third saddle. The stock one was like something left over from the Spanish Inquisition. Pure torture. Gave it a month to see if I would adjust. Finally surrendered and went to my LBS. Looked...
12-13-16, 07:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,748
Posted By Pops1959

I bought some cabling at my LBS several months...

I bought some cabling at my LBS several months ago. Found same brand on Amazon for less than half of what LBS wanted. Recently bought 2 tires from Amazon and paid what LBS wanted for 1 tire. Bought a...
12-08-16, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,493
Posted By Pops1959

I bought my Bikehand stand in September of this...

I bought my Bikehand stand in September of this year from Amazon. So far it has served me well. I find that the clamp is a bit awkward at times, but I have gotten used to that.
12-04-16, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,540
Posted By Pops1959

I actually had a chance to try one similar to...

I actually had a chance to try one similar to that one on for size. It didn't do well with the wide elliptical down tube on my bike and consequently kept shifting it's position.
12-04-16, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7,701
Views: 2,564,749
Posted By Pops1959

https://scontent.ftpa1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15...

https://scontent.ftpa1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15326532_10209251096688459_6419195582301444842_n.jpg?oh=4666532a5d851cf354c4746310ff9fba&oe=58BBAA2F
12-03-16, 10:25 PM
Replies: 1,447
Views: 312,193
Posted By Pops1959

You know, I was thinking about changing the rails...

You know, I was thinking about changing the rails on the rack. I will check out Bontrager. I did the derailleur and the seat yesterday. What a difference! Derailleur is snappy and precise, seat ism...
12-03-16, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1,447
Views: 312,193
Posted By Pops1959

Upgraded my rear derailleur from a wonky Tourney...

Upgraded my rear derailleur from a wonky Tourney to an Alvio, changed the saddle out to a Brooks B67, and changed the tires to a pair of Kenda Kwest 700c x 35 in a nice creme color.
...
12-03-16, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,540
Posted By Pops1959

Wow. I just looked at your bike, then looked and...

Wow. I just looked at your bike, then looked and mine and sighed. lol. Ah well....
12-03-16, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,540
Posted By Pops1959

Indeed. Might pick up couple extra too.

Indeed. Might pick up couple extra too.
12-03-16, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,540
Posted By Pops1959

Would love the behind the seat idea, but between...

Would love the behind the seat idea, but between seat springs (Brooks B67) and rack mounted trunk bag, no real-estate left in the back yard.
12-03-16, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,540
Posted By Pops1959

Those clamps from King Cage look like just what I...

Those clamps from King Cage look like just what I need. Thanks!
12-03-16, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,540
Posted By Pops1959

Adding a bottle cage to large elliptical down tube

I need to add a third bottle cage to my bike. The only space I have available now is on the underside of the down tube. My down tube is aluminum and elliptical shaped. Old school method of inner tube...
11-28-16, 10:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,043
Posted By Pops1959

A Park dropout alignment tool was used. ...

A Park dropout alignment tool was used. Everything has been checked, really. I replaced the cable and housing, as well as the freewheel, chain, and shifters myself. Bike shop double checked my...
11-28-16, 10:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,514
Posted By Pops1959

You could probably put the Fiesta on your bike's...

You could probably put the Fiesta on your bike's rack! lol. Ahem, anyhow, check this out:

https://www.etrailer.com/Best/Ford/Fiesta/Bike_Rack
11-27-16, 03:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,043
Posted By Pops1959

Beautiful bikes! Looking at the photos brings...

Beautiful bikes! Looking at the photos brings back a lot of memories. Ride safely!
11-27-16, 03:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,043
Posted By Pops1959

Now that's what I'm talking about! My first...

Now that's what I'm talking about! My first "real" bike as a Raleigh Grand Prix. By the time I was done tinkering and swapping parts and just plain playing around, it was a great bike! One of these...
11-27-16, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,043
Posted By Pops1959

Thanks for the input, guys! For those who...

Thanks for the input, guys! For those who mentioned it, I've had a bike shop check it out, the derailleur hanger is fine. Two other mechanics have stroked their chins (metaphorically) and basically...
11-27-16, 09:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,043
Posted By Pops1959

Soliciting thoughts on upgrades

I'm looking for thoughts and wisdom on upgrading derailleurs. Here's where I am at: I have a Specialized Crossroads Hybrid. The derailleurs currently on it are Shimano Tourneys. The front derailleur...
11-20-16, 03:58 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 61,199
Posted By Pops1959

"Is there a brand of bicycle that is so "uncool"...

"Is there a brand of bicycle that is so "uncool" to you, that you don't consider them?"


Brand? No, not really. Just no pink bikes with Hello Kitty on it! Too old for that! Seriously, as long as...
11-13-16, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7,701
Views: 2,564,749
Posted By Pops1959

Out for an early morning ride today. Stopped on...

Out for an early morning ride today. Stopped on top of the Ream Wilson Trail overpass to catch my breath.

...
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