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11-28-18, 08:08 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 6,022
Posted By rubiconazoid

Bowhunting. Basement is split into 2 sides -...

Bowhunting.
Basement is split into 2 sides - one side bikes and bike stand. Other side bows and bowpress.
10-15-18, 07:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,155
Posted By rubiconazoid

Super job on the cleanup!! That looks very...

Super job on the cleanup!! That looks very nice!!

What do you use the clean the frame? And what do you use the clean the brakes and the other parts?
10-15-18, 04:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By rubiconazoid

Thank you for each reply. To say I'm disappointed...

Thank you for each reply. To say I'm disappointed that the dent at the bottom tube appears to be serious is an understatement. I feared that might be the case - that it might be from a crash. I did...
10-14-18, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By rubiconazoid

Picked this up from CL for a very good price. ...

Picked this up from CL for a very good price. Catch was that I had to get 3 bikes because seller was cleaning out his storage shed. Other two bikes were a Motobecane Super Mirage and a Centurion...
10-14-18, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By rubiconazoid

Centurion Project

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0381_ae696aa6782472710d3b0bd6b2e033f1d22b8d22.jpg...
10-08-18, 04:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,208
Posted By rubiconazoid

Sweet!!

Sweet!!
10-02-18, 04:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By rubiconazoid

My initial post was truthful about there being no...

My initial post was truthful about there being no noise prior to going to the bike shop, but I certainly do not blame the tire swap for what's going on with the bottom bracket. I guess the two...
10-01-18, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By rubiconazoid

Bike is frequently ridden (50 miles a week in the...

Bike is frequently ridden (50 miles a week in the summer). Previous tires were worn past indicator on the rear.

I did what you suggested, lining up the crank with seat tube and pushing them...
09-30-18, 04:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By rubiconazoid

After closer inspection and a couple more rides I...

After closer inspection and a couple more rides I notice that the chainring seems "wobbly." There is quite a bit of play side to side when I rock the pedals 90 degrees to the rotation. There is no...
09-28-18, 07:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 580
Posted By rubiconazoid

Welcome to the forum!

Welcome to the forum!
09-23-18, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17,885
Views: 2,804,515
Posted By rubiconazoid

I saw that earlier today on CL and just shook my...

I saw that earlier today on CL and just shook my head.......
Forum: Commuting
09-19-18, 04:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,350
Posted By rubiconazoid

You must be brave too........kudos

You must be brave too........kudos
Forum: Commuting
09-16-18, 03:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,350
Posted By rubiconazoid

https://sports.yahoo.com/ben-zobrist-continues-cub...

https://sports.yahoo.com/ben-zobrist-continues-cubs-trend-200251192.html

I see Zobrist seen again riding his bike to the ballgame. I have to note a couple of the comments .

1. That he wasn't...
09-09-18, 04:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By rubiconazoid

Thank you for suggestions. If the bike shop was...

Thank you for suggestions. If the bike shop was just down the street I would have already taken it back - it's not that close. I will recheck and give a close look today and see if I can narrow...
09-08-18, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By rubiconazoid

Issue with noise

I have a Trek MultiTrack. I recently carried it to the LBS for new tires. Got the new tires put on - they seem just fine.
Before I carried it to the shop, I had zero issues with the bike. Now,...
09-03-18, 04:52 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 178,364
Posted By rubiconazoid

Back in 79 after a bad crash, needing a bike for...

Back in 79 after a bad crash, needing a bike for school, I picked up one very similar to that one. I don't think mine had the blue highlights on the chainring, but the other things on the bicycle...
05-19-18, 08:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,767
Posted By rubiconazoid

beautiful bike!!

beautiful bike!!
03-11-18, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,393
Posted By rubiconazoid

I watched yesterday the last several miles. ...

I watched yesterday the last several miles. Will keep track of it til the end.
09-22-17, 03:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,081
Posted By rubiconazoid

Glad to hear you could get out and ride!! Hope...

Glad to hear you could get out and ride!! Hope that continues for you!!
09-10-17, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,027
Posted By rubiconazoid

I am currently running a set of Continental...

I am currently running a set of Continental Travel Contacts on my hybrid. I do 99 percent pavement, some of which is pretty rough chip-n-seal, and these have done well. My guess is that I will end...
09-10-17, 09:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,958
Posted By rubiconazoid

ditto here.

ditto here.
09-01-17, 04:46 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 114,296
Posted By rubiconazoid

Sweetest thread ever!!

Sweetest thread ever!!
08-20-17, 06:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,857
Posted By rubiconazoid

Excellent!! What kind of riding are you going...

Excellent!!
What kind of riding are you going to do? How does your bike feel?
Forum: Introductions
08-10-17, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By rubiconazoid

Welcome to the forum!!

Welcome to the forum!!
08-09-17, 04:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,578
Posted By rubiconazoid

I believe I was 6 years old. I think it was a red...

I believe I was 6 years old. I think it was a red Murray . I convinced my father to take the training wheels off rather quickly. I took 2 quick spills in the driveway and then I was off to the...
07-31-17, 09:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,696
Posted By rubiconazoid

Took a quick look to see that they were a pair of...

Took a quick look to see that they were a pair of Scattantes (Echelon) ....
07-31-17, 07:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,696
Posted By rubiconazoid

I work as an ophthalmic technician, see eye...

I work as an ophthalmic technician, see eye problems all day long, and would think long and hard about riding without eye protection. I have bugs hit my glasses, especially when going by planted...
07-25-17, 06:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,889
Posted By rubiconazoid

That's a sweet ride there!!

That's a sweet ride there!!
07-23-17, 02:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,862
Posted By rubiconazoid

I agree with some of the other comments. His...

I agree with some of the other comments. His schtick gets old real fast - maybe he's playing to some particular somewhat mindless group but to a majority of Americans he would come across as a...
07-22-17, 12:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,195
Posted By rubiconazoid

That is amazing!! I can certainly relate to...

That is amazing!!

I can certainly relate to some runners passing cyclists as they climb, shoot, I could probably run faster than I can bike on some climbs. Pitiful....
07-22-17, 05:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,195
Posted By rubiconazoid

Cycling and Running Speed

Traveling along at 15mph, it often occurs to me that 15mph + is what a runner has to travel in order to do a sub 4 minute mile. That's incredibly fast.

When I was in college I landed in a spring...
07-11-17, 05:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,302
Posted By rubiconazoid

Absolutely. When I'm riding I'm also scouting. ...

Absolutely. When I'm riding I'm also scouting. Quite a few deer I've seen out on rides were on properties that I have permission to hunt, and I'm sure some of the ones seen on rides ended up on the...
07-10-17, 04:23 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 68,742
Posted By rubiconazoid

I could not get a pic of my own bike to load (too...

I could not get a pic of my own bike to load (too big), but it looks like this one with the exception of seat upgrade, ergo grips and a computer up front. (My seat sits up quite a bit higher than...
07-02-17, 05:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By rubiconazoid

Just a little update. My wife and I went to a...

Just a little update. My wife and I went to a LBS and she tried out a couple of different models. Turns out that she was very uncomfortable with one w/o a step-through frame. Shop did not have...
07-01-17, 04:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,997
Posted By rubiconazoid

Several years ago my wife and I were in China. ...

Several years ago my wife and I were in China. We were going around Beijing, we had a tour guide, and drove by a very, very large industrial building that had a large front door. What seemed...
06-18-17, 07:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By rubiconazoid

Yes, that's the sort of idea that I have. She...

Yes, that's the sort of idea that I have. She has limited flexibility at this point with her knee, so swinging a leg over a standard bike might be a little of a stretch (no pun intended).

She...
06-18-17, 04:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By rubiconazoid

Bike ideas for my wife

I hope that someone can point me in a good direction in finding a bike that would work well for my wife. She has a knee that gives her trouble, and her physical therapist has said that riding a bike...
06-07-17, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,189
Posted By rubiconazoid

I have a 720 hybrid frame that has been...

I have a 720 hybrid frame that has been bulletproof, so I believe you wouldn't go wrong with that for a building block.
06-07-17, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 957
Posted By rubiconazoid

Very sweet!! Love that platform....

Very sweet!! Love that platform....
Replies: 21
Views: 6,097
Posted By rubiconazoid

As you probably know, when the central part of...

As you probably know, when the central part of your vision, your fovea, becomes compromised, you can only rely on the peripheral part of the macula or even the more peripheral part of your retina to...
Replies: 8
Views: 4,967
Posted By rubiconazoid

Wishing you the best and hoping you safely...

Wishing you the best and hoping you safely continue to ride.
05-07-17, 09:30 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,055
Posted By rubiconazoid

After watching a few jumps of Evel Knievel back...

After watching a few jumps of Evel Knievel back in the 70's I just knew that I could do something similar on a smaller scale.There was a ditch about 3 feet wide and about 3 feet deep in my side yard...
05-03-17, 05:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,509
Posted By rubiconazoid

Before I purchased the seatpost, I called a Trek...

Before I purchased the seatpost, I called a Trek dealership and was told the one I got was the one I needed. It's a shame I didn't just carry my bike in and get a little help to begin with. No one...
05-02-17, 03:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,509
Posted By rubiconazoid

Thanks for all the replies. I finally had a...

Thanks for all the replies. I finally had a little time to break it apart and look closely at it and figured it out. Exactly as someone said, the bottow piece that is loose is somewhat curved and...
04-30-17, 10:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,509
Posted By rubiconazoid

Yes, the first link looks exactly like the seat...

Yes, the first link looks exactly like the seat post that came originally on the bike. With that particularly seatpost, how can I adjust the angle of the seat? From the looks of the clamp in the...
04-30-17, 09:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,509
Posted By rubiconazoid

I bought it new and the seatpost it has is the...

I bought it new and the seatpost it has is the original and has never been taken out of the frame until I tried to put the 27.2mm seatpost in for a replacement. It's just 2 big. I'll get a pic and...
04-30-17, 06:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,509
Posted By rubiconazoid

It is a 1990's era bike and I'm almost certain...

It is a 1990's era bike and I'm almost certain it's not warped. I gotta believe it's gonna take a smaller size. Maybe I could shim the clamps or something.
04-30-17, 05:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,509
Posted By rubiconazoid

Finding the right seatpost

I have a Trek 720 that I'm trying to make some seat adjustments on. The current saddle is too high in the front for comfort with the stock seatpost. I believed the diameter of the seatpost to be...
03-05-17, 05:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,794
Posted By rubiconazoid

When the time changes in a week I'll be able to...

When the time changes in a week I'll be able to ride after work. Weekend riding has been hard. It's been mostly warm during the week and then it turns frigid on Friday night and stays through...
03-02-17, 08:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,725
Posted By rubiconazoid

In my job I walk an awful lot. Also lift modest...

In my job I walk an awful lot. Also lift modest weights 3 times a week. Always physical work on Saturday, at least 12 miles a day on the bike and have a number of modest activities; archery,...
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