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Forum: Touring
05-24-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 384
Posted By 50PlusCycling

If you had visited the Isle of Mull, I would have...

If you had visited the Isle of Mull, I would have recommended Torosay Castle. My great-great-grandfather owned it back when the estate covered 24,000 acres.

My family will be doing a similar tour...
05-24-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 236
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I wish I were eligible to post at the 21 Minus...

I wish I were eligible to post at the 21 Minus (-) forum.
05-24-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 296
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I would probably avoid visiting countries which...

I would probably avoid visiting countries which had been at war for a long time, I say this as a former soldier. Going to places where panniers and backpacks are not likely to be mistaken for bombs...
05-24-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,942
Posted By 50PlusCycling

"Go that way, real fast, if something gets in...

"Go that way, real fast, if something gets in your way, turn."
05-23-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,124
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I once did a solo ride across the Everglade in...

I once did a solo ride across the Everglade in August. Bright sun, incredible heat and humidity, and no trees or any other shade. I had lots of water, but sweat so much that my clothes began to turn...
Replies: 18
Views: 483
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Super Corsas are gold here in Japan, I would...

Super Corsas are gold here in Japan, I would happily pay $1500 for that bike, I could likely resell it for $2500.
Forum: Foo
05-21-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 343
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I used to be a credit consultant, our service was...

I used to be a credit consultant, our service was credit repair. The idea was to clean up the credit reports of our clients to the point that they could get a decent loan and not fall into the...
Forum: Touring
05-16-22, 12:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I’ve driven it enough times. Foothill Blvd to the...

I’ve driven it enough times. Foothill Blvd to the old 66 (which runs alongside I-15) will get you to Victorville and Barstow. It used to be you could follow much of old 66 to Kingman or Flagstaff and...
05-15-22, 11:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 694
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Hands and other parts can get numb while cycling....

Hands and other parts can get numb while cycling. A good position, good bar tape, and good gloves help, but do not eliminate numbness. The good thing about drop bars or bar ends is that they allow...
05-14-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 854
Posted By 50PlusCycling

It is dangerous. In law enforcement I...

It is dangerous. In law enforcement I investigated a lot of accidents involving cyclists, some required snow shovels to collect the remains of the victims.
05-13-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 756
Posted By 50PlusCycling

The tax is being charged by eBay, it is not an...

The tax is being charged by eBay, it is not an “internet tax.” I run several online retail sites and sell a lot of goods to Illinois, and do not charge Illinois sales tax.
05-12-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 756
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I used to sell around $10k per month on eBay. I...

I used to sell around $10k per month on eBay. I literally couldn’t keep up with demand, and eventually did more than $1 million in sales. I always had 100% feedback and then 5 star ratings. But eBay...
05-11-22, 11:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 756
Posted By 50PlusCycling

"Illinois." That says a lot. Here in Japan I do...

"Illinois." That says a lot. Here in Japan I do not have to pay for sales tax on goods I buy online from outside Japan, period.
05-10-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 756
Posted By 50PlusCycling

“Sales tax is a gubmint thing, not an ebay thing,...

“Sales tax is a gubmint thing, not an ebay thing, can't blame them for death and taxes.”

I find it funny that when I sell things on eBay from Japan, from a business registered in Japan, and...
05-10-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Rollers. Get the type with the larger drums for...

Rollers. Get the type with the larger drums for lower resistance. Nothing improves your pedal technique and balance like rollers, you will feel the difference in your riding after your very first...
05-09-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By 50PlusCycling

You must use an anvil on the backside of a rivet...

You must use an anvil on the backside of a rivet when you are installing and/or tightening a rivet. Not a ordinary blacksmith’s anvil, but a piece of hard metal placed behind the rivet when you beat...
05-08-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By 50PlusCycling

If you are 8, 9, or 10 speed Campy parts you...

If you are 8, 9, or 10 speed Campy parts you should be able to find black cables on eBay and such. You can sometimes find white Campy cables for the old C Record and similar 8 speed groups. You can...
05-08-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,267
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Salt air kills bikes. I used to be a bike...

Salt air kills bikes. I used to be a bike mechanic in California and Florida, and often got in bikes which had irreparable damage. Carbon fiber bikes suffer as much as metal ones, seat posts becoming...
Forum: Triathlon
05-05-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,141
Posted By 50PlusCycling

The best training tool, one which has been used...

The best training tool, one which has been used by generations, is a stop watch. I did some competitive riding some years ago, and my girlfriend was our state’s triathlon champion. We both had...
05-05-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 894
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Here in Japan some districts have updated the...

Here in Japan some districts have updated the trash processing technology, and items which formerly had to be separated can now be put in the “burnable” waste. The newer furnaces can burn tough stuff...
05-05-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,788
Posted By 50PlusCycling

As a kid I in New Mexico I had an old Schwinn...

As a kid I in New Mexico I had an old Schwinn cruiser. New Mexico is infamous for “goat head” stickers or thorns, these puncture both bike tires and bare feet with ease. The tubes in my old Schwinn...
05-05-22, 04:23 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,788
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I’ve patched lots of tubes, and patches work...

I’ve patched lots of tubes, and patches work perfectly well. Park patches and cement do a good job, just make sure that you prep the tube (roughen up the rubber around the puncture) with the included...
05-03-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,135
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I had a Park shop pump for many years....

I had a Park shop pump for many years. Unfortunately I left it behind when I moved to Japan. An LBS here was selling Park floor pumps, I bought one and it broke in a week (it was made in China). A...
05-03-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,168
Posted By 50PlusCycling

The Cinelli Grammo stem would suit the style of...

The Cinelli Grammo stem would suit the style of your frame (IMO). The more classic stems are better suited to lugged frames.
Forum: Foo
05-03-22, 03:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By 50PlusCycling

That’s an efficient way to solve the problem of...

That’s an efficient way to solve the problem of bikes being chased by dogs.
04-30-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,179
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I’ve never had a shifter cable break in hundreds...

I’ve never had a shifter cable break in hundreds of thousands of miles of riding. I’ve broken a couple derailleurs, and had brake cables pull loose, but never broken any.
Forum: Foo
04-28-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,239
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I've had 4 of them. Two vintage (2002 and 3.0...

I've had 4 of them. Two vintage (2002 and 3.0 CS), and two new ones (530i and 760Li). I had my 530i for 10 years, though owned other vehicles alongside it. I used to "flip" cars; buy one, drive it a...
Forum: Foo
04-28-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,239
Posted By 50PlusCycling

That was the N63 engine, which had a lot of...

That was the N63 engine, which had a lot of issues. That is why I prefer the 530i over the 550i, though the newer versions have solved the valve seal issue. I got nearly 10 years out of my 530i with...
Forum: Foo
04-28-22, 05:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,239
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I've owned a lot of cars (60-70), and have...

I've owned a lot of cars (60-70), and have gravitated toward BMW. My favorite all-around model is the 530i. It has the powerful and reliable 3.0 6 cylinder engine, accelerates strongly, stops on a...
04-27-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 51,301
Posted By 50PlusCycling

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hgt9-oMfabY

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hgt9-oMfabY
04-27-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 952
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Quiet is good, loud freehubs don’t save lives.

Quiet is good, loud freehubs don’t save lives.
Forum: Foo
04-25-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,153
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Damn, that beats my problem, a fuse blew in my...

Damn, that beats my problem, a fuse blew in my BMW 760, and the back massage feature for the drivers seat stopped working, and the dealer said the only loaner they had to give me while my car is...
Forum: Foo
04-25-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 350
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Two vintage Simplex bike parts, some Kent shaving...

Two vintage Simplex bike parts, some Kent shaving soap, a set of new capacitors for an old Twin Reverb amp, and a Fiesta Red Clapton Stratocaster. The Strat should arrive on Thursday.
04-25-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,415
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Yeah, it’s called a “girlfriend” or “wife” for...

Yeah, it’s called a “girlfriend” or “wife” for most of us, and “mom” or “dad” for the rest.
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Please be my guest,

Please be my guest,
04-24-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 463
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Same here. But it goes away, and when my neck...

Same here. But it goes away, and when my neck gets stronger I get fewer headaches from injuries I suffered in my younger and more adventurous years.
04-23-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,361
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I remember getting my drivers license when I came...

I remember getting my drivers license when I came to Japan, and how difficult it was.The written test was 200 questions, the driving test was quite hard, with every person failing on the first...
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Oscar Egg Randoneusse

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Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-22, 11:35 PM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 555,150
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I am now running the 36 tooth cassette, I put the...

I am now running the 36 tooth cassette, I put the 40 on another bike. I should probably mention my Birdy runs 20" wheels. I have run a 36 tooth cassette on an 18" Birdy, the only issue is limited...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-22, 04:33 AM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 555,150
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I have a Birdy III, it has a Dura Ace 7800...

I have a Birdy III, it has a Dura Ace 7800 crankset with 53 teeth. Derailleur is XTR with a medium cage.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-20-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 555,150
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I have run XTR 36 and 40T cassettes on Ultegra...

I have run XTR 36 and 40T cassettes on Ultegra 6700 hubs with no issues.
04-19-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 533
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I like to play squash, and in the winter I play 5...

I like to play squash, and in the winter I play 5 days a week. I got a fairly painful case a few months ago, largely because I was getting into hitting the ball hard. I backed off a little, and...
04-19-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,949
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Here in Japan riding on sidewalks is illegal...

Here in Japan riding on sidewalks is illegal unless the sidewalk is specifically marked for bicycles (many are). The penalties for riding a bicycle on a sidewalk can be as severe as a 50,000 yen fine...
Forum: Foo
04-18-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,102
Posted By 50PlusCycling

If you aren’t interested in the high resolution...

If you aren’t interested in the high resolution screen and camera capability, what is the point of 5G? You don’t need 5G for email, news articles, or posting on BF.
Forum: BMX
04-18-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Salvaging and old BMX frame

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I came across this frame, a Reunion Distortion...
04-18-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 675
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Never tried Proofide, despite having Brooks...

Never tried Proofide, despite having Brooks saddles on all my bikes. They aren't that hard to break in, the leather is thinner than some similar saddles like the Ideale 90. Having an equestrian...
04-18-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 924
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Cool on the track, pointless anywhere else. I...

Cool on the track, pointless anywhere else. I used to have a bike with Specialized tri-spoke wheels which I thought were super cool, but even small gusts of wind would push the bike around.
04-18-22, 01:50 AM
Replies: 26,283
Views: 2,820,458
Posted By 50PlusCycling

20km today on a new-old bike. It has a vintage...

20km today on a new-old bike. It has a vintage Ideale seat which is hard as a rock and needs breaking in. Once I get the bike dialed in I hope to ride out to the end of the Izu peninsula.
04-17-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7,618
Views: 824,767
Posted By 50PlusCycling

50's Oscar Egg Randonneuse, mostly original, it’s...

50's Oscar Egg Randonneuse, mostly original, it’s missing the Simplex TDF derailleur and chain guard, but the parts are on the way.

...
04-16-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 932
Posted By 50PlusCycling

They are supposed to be greased because they are...

They are supposed to be greased because they are made from mild steel which does indeed rust. You can avoid using grease if you buy stainless steel or titanium hardware, which you can find on Amazon.
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