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12-20-16, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 118,916
Posted By FullGas

~350 days... should finish this year with...

~350 days...

should finish this year with around 6200.

logged 7215 last year.
12-20-16, 09:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,220
Posted By FullGas

having the same issues...it's hyper-annoying. ...

having the same issues...it's hyper-annoying.

reducing the amount of time spent here as a result.
12-20-16, 09:31 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,839
Posted By FullGas

doesn't really bother me. certainly doesn't...

doesn't really bother me. certainly doesn't warrant becoming 'angry'...

if I'm not in the mood for uninvited company, there's two pretty effective methods for dealing with the situation.

drop...
12-17-16, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2,608
Views: 267,424
Posted By FullGas

saw Manchester by the Sea last nite... a...

saw Manchester by the Sea last nite...

a 'slice of life' story...a guy dies, his low-ambition, bachelor brother becomes guardian to his teenaged nephew.

some funny, some sad, some wtf flashback...
12-15-16, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 118,916
Posted By FullGas

a measly 10 miles... it was supposed to be a...

a measly 10 miles...

it was supposed to be a day off from the bike, but decided to just toodle around the 'hood anyway.

and for a bonus, it it pushed me over the 6K mile mark...
12-14-16, 05:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,282
Posted By FullGas

this. moron in the car needs to meet...

this.

moron in the car needs to meet something big and bad to reinforce the concept of staying in your lane and not cutting thru the apex of a curve.
12-14-16, 05:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,855
Posted By FullGas

I don't care about burning calories, I'm not...

I don't care about burning calories, I'm not overweight.
12-14-16, 11:36 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,787
Posted By FullGas

of course you can be ticketed while riding a...

of course you can be ticketed while riding a bike. they're considered to be 'vehicles' in my state and riders are subject to all the rules of the road. you can even be arrested for CUI.

however,...
12-14-16, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2,608
Views: 267,424
Posted By FullGas

watched 'The Russian Woodpecker'... ...

watched 'The Russian Woodpecker'...

docu-format film that offers evidence that the Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster was actually intentionally caused to protect the people responsible for the...
12-13-16, 04:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,304
Posted By FullGas

'vintage' is such a meaningless term...the seller...

'vintage' is such a meaningless term...the seller should just say 'old'...

$80 for that thing is a prayer shot.

don't understand the interest in these roached, low-end bikes.
12-13-16, 11:07 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,483
Posted By FullGas

the hairnet and the hair are awesome...!

the hairnet and the hair are awesome...!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-16, 07:05 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,861,942
Posted By FullGas

another vote to lose the gumwalls...they and...

another vote to lose the gumwalls...they and fugly Brooks saddles have ruined the looks of many a bike...
12-10-16, 12:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,352
Posted By FullGas

a tiny dab of Phil's green grease and I've never...

a tiny dab of Phil's green grease and I've never had a pedal be difficult to remove.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-16, 12:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,499
Posted By FullGas

have used 3 different carbon rail saddles with a...

have used 3 different carbon rail saddles with a Thomson seatpost. considered using some kind of tape, but didn't.

four years and 20+K miles...zero problems.
12-09-16, 06:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,962
Posted By FullGas

at 150 lbs, this matches my latest experience...

at 150 lbs, this matches my latest experience with a set of 4KSII almost exactly.
12-09-16, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,531
Posted By FullGas

this looks like the same parts for less $... ...

this looks like the same parts for less $...

SHIMANO Rear Derailleur PULLEYS 10t 6 7 8 speed NEW replacement bicycle parts | eBay...
12-09-16, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,531
Posted By FullGas

I have the same issue with my 7402. the...

I have the same issue with my 7402.

the pulleys are seriously worn...tried some janky aluminum replacements from Performance. they were noisy as crap, so I put the old ones back on.

might try...
12-08-16, 10:06 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,962
Posted By FullGas

have gone thru multiple sets of Gators (when I...

have gone thru multiple sets of Gators (when I didn't know better) and then 4000S (both I and II).

of the dozen sets of Contis, only had one premature failure. an early series 4K developed a...
12-07-16, 09:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,357
Posted By FullGas

well, we're making progress on the racial...

well, we're making progress on the racial issue...

now drivers of any color can hit cyclists of any color and not much happens.
12-07-16, 06:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,357
Posted By FullGas

of course you wouldn't...that kind of...

of course you wouldn't...that kind of consideration and effort is way beyond your pay grade.
12-06-16, 12:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,357
Posted By FullGas

a retired couple in my hood ride by every day on...

a retired couple in my hood ride by every day on the wrong side of the road.

have seen them almost get taken out at the intersection at the end of my street on two occasions.

even tho they have...
12-06-16, 10:20 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,013
Posted By FullGas

actually, it's possible to generate sufficient...

actually, it's possible to generate sufficient impact to sustain a fatal head injury simply falling from a standing height with no 'speed' involved.

google 'fatal ground level falls'...
12-06-16, 09:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,323
Posted By FullGas

the most expensive bike on their website is an...

the most expensive bike on their website is an 'imported' Schwinn...

getting a bike from a clothing store sounds like a stellar idea.
Forum: Touring
12-05-16, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,000
Posted By FullGas

got 11,000 miles from a KMC X10.93 chain...

got 11,000 miles from a KMC X10.93 chain recently...usually get 6-8K from other models.

never tried a Wipperman.
12-05-16, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,571
Posted By FullGas

metallurgical and security issues aside, for me,...

metallurgical and security issues aside, for me, bikes are 'family'...

they get to be in the house.
Replies: 16
Views: 1,512
Posted By FullGas

indeed, nicely done. and thanks for...

indeed, nicely done.

and thanks for eliminating another abomination from the bike gene pool.

gad, those bars were simply horrid....
12-05-16, 02:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,979
Posted By FullGas

so true...

so true...
12-05-16, 10:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,733
Posted By FullGas

gave up 'washing' chains in the 80s when using...

gave up 'washing' chains in the 80s when using melted paraffin was popular...total pita.

now, just use KMC chains, lube with Chain-L, and wipe after each ride with an old t-shirt.

only getting...
12-04-16, 07:46 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,300
Posted By FullGas

you're going to be routinely disappointed then...

you're going to be routinely disappointed then...
12-04-16, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By FullGas

just wipe a new chain with a rag and then re-lube...

just wipe a new chain with a rag and then re-lube when it gets noisy.
12-04-16, 06:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,808
Posted By FullGas

in January 1996, the U.S. Clean Air Act banned...

in January 1996, the U.S. Clean Air Act banned the sale of leaded fuel for use in on-road vehicles.
12-04-16, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,206
Posted By FullGas

good idea... the critical 'center of weight'...

good idea...

the critical 'center of weight' issue is often overlooked.
12-04-16, 02:05 PM
Replies: 25,364
Views: 2,477,851
Posted By FullGas

no riding this wkend... temps in the high...

no riding this wkend...

temps in the high 40s, constant rain, windy. sorry, but with the ~350 ridable days we get, don't see any point in going out in that...

busted out the rollers yesterday...
12-04-16, 11:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,941
Posted By FullGas

my reasons are totally rational, my garage has a...

my reasons are totally rational, my garage has a limited degree of security...perhaps yours is more fortress-like.

bikes (~$9K) are stored in one bedroom, dive gear (~$30K) in another.

also...
12-04-16, 10:05 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,234
Posted By FullGas

an amusing anecdote, but not really a compelling...

an amusing anecdote, but not really a compelling reason to avoid their use...
12-04-16, 09:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,645
Posted By FullGas

some googling reveals that at least one mfg...

some googling reveals that at least one mfg (Kona) advises against PCing aluminum frames...

Kona Bikes - Frequent Questions (http://www.konabikeworld.com/faq/faq.htm)

while there's some wear...
12-03-16, 08:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,941
Posted By FullGas

if you value your bike, store it indoors. if...

if you value your bike, store it indoors.

if it's a cheap beater, then don't worry about it.
12-03-16, 05:34 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,738
Posted By FullGas

just make sure you keep it away from termites...

just make sure you keep it away from termites...
12-03-16, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 900
Posted By FullGas

a bike's wear items (chains, cassettes, tires)...

a bike's wear items (chains, cassettes, tires) generally provide multi-thousands of miles of use, so a few hundred off that isn't necessarily a big deal. being used is a concern if there's damage...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-16, 11:29 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,861,942
Posted By FullGas

agree on the black tires, and murder out the...

agree on the black tires, and murder out the wheels too...the frame colors are plenty busy, really don't need a bunch of stuff competing with that.

also, some fresh white bar tape and a white...
12-03-16, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,020
Posted By FullGas

he'll probably be out in 18 months...

he'll probably be out in 18 months...
12-03-16, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,961
Posted By FullGas

might be worth a shot...doesn't look too fugly. ...

might be worth a shot...doesn't look too fugly.

but, 80mm reach is way too short for any applications I have.
12-03-16, 10:27 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 12,303
Posted By FullGas

this site has a link to an inventory of US...

this site has a link to an inventory of US localities with protected bike lanes.

Inventory of Protected Bike Lanes | PeopleForBikes...
12-03-16, 10:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 900
Posted By FullGas

I'd take what's behind Door No. 2...

I'd take what's behind Door No. 2...
12-02-16, 07:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,016
Posted By FullGas

would never use such a product. no need to when...

would never use such a product. no need to when there's a variety of vastly less hazardous options to choose from.

napalm is probably effective for killing gnats, but wouldn't use that either.
12-02-16, 07:08 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,234
Posted By FullGas

or you could skip the sketchy hassle of modifying...

or you could skip the sketchy hassle of modifying something that may not work well and just buy some inexpensive casual cycling shoes...a quick google search shows some as cheap as $40.
12-02-16, 05:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,016
Posted By FullGas

I've used reagent-grade HF in a laboratory...

I've used reagent-grade HF in a laboratory setting, know full well what the hazards are.

to simply clean a bike part, there's no reason whatsoever to use that chemical, regardless of concentration.
12-02-16, 05:10 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,300
Posted By FullGas

for some reason, a small gesture to those being...

for some reason, a small gesture to those being passed seems to keep them from immediately attaching themselves to my rear wheel and trying to make a statement..

win, win...
12-02-16, 04:51 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,300
Posted By FullGas

only when passing... for oncoming riders,...

only when passing...

for oncoming riders, not so much...
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