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02-28-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 588
Posted By 5 mph

It was fun being here. I honestly did try to...

It was fun being here.
I honestly did try to liven the forum up for the members, because everyone who posted here was so polite and gentlemanly and it wasn't like other forums where people could...
02-27-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 588
Posted By 5 mph

I'm a professional Hitman, tomorrow I have a "Big Job".. but my Bike Ride is first !

I'm actually a staid engineer , husband and father, .
I notice that whenever I have meetings, conferences, field visits, airplane flights, doctor appointments, the first thing on my Mind, is "How am...
02-27-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 287
Posted By 5 mph

Do you pack tools and a spare on your SS or Fixed?

Do you pack tools and a spare on your SS or Fixed?
One of the reasons these bikes are so fun are they are so minimalist and light.
What can you put on a 17 pound bike?
In my case I bought some...
02-27-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,492
Posted By 5 mph

It depends on your terrain doesn't it? I have a...

It depends on your terrain doesn't it? I have a 1000' of up hill and (downhill) to deal with. I can handle it 44/16 with a freewheel, but on my fixed I'm bumping it down to 42 /16
02-25-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,904
Posted By 5 mph

What if you have to adjust your spokes? I ride...

What if you have to adjust your spokes? I ride Single speed also. I got this thing about having an arrow straight tire, so I can adjust my brake pads down to a 1/32" clearance without the pads...
02-25-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,244
Posted By 5 mph

We had snow, and then heavy rain and winds and...

We had snow, and then heavy rain and winds and debris on the road. Branches, pine cones, all kinds of slop. Don't see any people riding any kind of bike now, I'm the only out there on my non fixed SS...
02-25-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,730
Posted By 5 mph

I think I confused some people. I don't think we...

I think I confused some people. I don't think we can forget painful events that are traumatic. Things like a serious and a painful injury, losing a loved one or being stranded in a jungle.
However...
02-25-21, 03:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,730
Posted By 5 mph

You pretty much caught the gist of what I meant....

You pretty much caught the gist of what I meant. (I was the OP)
02-25-21, 02:56 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,904
Posted By 5 mph

I respect your feelings about mirrors. But how do...

I respect your feelings about mirrors. But how do you judge the traffic behind you ? Some of the best riding is to the left of the bike lane, where you dont have to focus on debris, branches or what...
02-24-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By 5 mph

I'm finally to the end of my 90 weight...

I'm finally to the end of my 90 weight transmission gear oil bottle. My socks are all covered with black stains and so are my legs.
I'm going to get the real stuff now. But I will say this . After...
02-24-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,904
Posted By 5 mph

After a period of days with a big drop in...

After a period of days with a big drop in temperature, and subsequent thaw, watch you route carefully.
Cracks between different sidewalk blocks or transitions from road to bridge or changes from...
02-23-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,904
Posted By 5 mph

Drive a car on the same Routes you ride. I try...

Drive a car on the same Routes you ride. I try to do that, to get an idea on what a driver may be thinking. I changed the time of day I used some Routes after doing that.
02-23-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,904
Posted By 5 mph

Drive a car on the same Routes you ride. I try...

Drive a car on the same Routes you ride. I try to do that, to get an idea on what a driver may be thinking. I changed the time of day I used some Routes after doing that.
02-23-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,904
Posted By 5 mph

Hello Big John.. Here are my answers. 1. I am...

Hello Big John..
Here are my answers.
1. I am a poorly dressed bike rider, mostly on purpose. That's because when I break down I don"t need to worry about getting grease or tears on my nice bike...
02-23-21, 12:06 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,904
Posted By 5 mph

Sarcasm? Wait till you have to carry your bike 8...

Sarcasm? Wait till you have to carry your bike 8 miles someday.
Anyway if you make a bike or outfit configuration change..to be color coordinated..don't jump on the bike and head for a 30 mile ride....
02-23-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By 5 mph

Yes I guess that was stupid. Maybe I should have...

Yes I guess that was stupid. Maybe I should have asked what is the best air for a tire? Anyway thanks for the answer.
02-22-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,904
Posted By 5 mph

What Bicycling Rules do you follow that Experience has taught you?

What Bicycling Rules do you follow that Experience has taught you? Maybe I can learn.
I have three of my own.:

When running parallel to traffic, never rely on a Mirror to try to cross the road...
02-22-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By 5 mph

Recommendations for Good SS Wet Chain and Gear Lube?

Anyone have recommendations for a good Wet Chain and Gear Lube? It rains out here very day outside of Seattle. It can rain really hard, too.
For a while I started using 90 W manual transmission...
02-22-21, 04:27 PM
02-21-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,244
Posted By 5 mph

Thanks everyone, yes the bars are going. Out...

Thanks everyone, yes the bars are going.
Out riding my Pista today thinking it over. Just too many steep hills out here. Even if you attack the Down part aggressively you find yourself pulling on...
02-21-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By 5 mph

I drilled them today. They definitely were not...

I drilled them today. They definitely were not aluminum. Somehow I found a cobalt bit that got them off. Yes I did nick one or two holes .
02-21-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By 5 mph

I checked the Bianchi front axle nut carefully at...

I checked the Bianchi front axle nut carefully at the hardware store. Its 10 mm. The previous owner must have changed the hub. The Mercier has 9 mm front and 10 mm rear. My next question is , who is ...
02-21-21, 01:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,244
Posted By 5 mph

I can't wait for the first time I forget that you...

I can't wait for the first time I forget that you can't coast .
BTW I 'd like to give the bars a try.
02-20-21, 10:51 PM
02-20-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,481
Posted By 5 mph

What's harder for 50 Plus- Running (Jogging) or Bicycling ?

I think Bicycling is harder than Running. I stopped Running a year and half ago because I was worried about damaging my knees.
I started Bicycling twenty miles a day.
Got hit by Snow last week and...
02-20-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By 5 mph

1. If I drill from the non Crank side, would I...

1. If I drill from the non Crank side, would I would have to drill deeper and a bit wider because the no Crank (ring) side has the fatter and longer female threaded portion?
2. On a single speed,...
02-20-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By 5 mph

Bianch Pista Front Axle Nut Size/Mercier Kilo TT Stripper Rear axle nut size?

I put a new front Tire on my Bianchi Pista today. My guess is its a 2010. It was in storage for nine years and looked brand new when I got it.
When I remounted the front Tire, I noticed that one of...
02-20-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,244
Posted By 5 mph

I did mean "Back pressure". I'm postponing until...

I did mean "Back pressure". I'm postponing until the Roads are dry from melted snow, I rode my Single Speed Pista today and that was tough enough.
My area is very hilly, I never see other single...
02-19-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By 5 mph

Single speed chain ring bolts really stuck, advice on drilling them out?

I've tried the special tool and the sharpened V end of a pry bar and snap ring pliers all of which fit solidly, but couldn't keep the bolts from spinning. I can't get these out. I'm thinking of...
02-19-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,244
Posted By 5 mph

Well after reading this I am even more scared,...

Well after reading this I am even more scared, but that is probably why I am doing this....I'm thinking I'll start of with a flat ride, then go look for a small hill
02-19-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,244
Posted By 5 mph

Single speed Rider about to do first Fixie Ride..need Advice..

I am about one week from.finishing a Fixed Gear bike with a rear cog,no freewheel. I am scared about the really steep hills we have in my area. My question is, can I use the pedals to slow the bike...
02-18-21, 10:39 PM
02-17-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By 5 mph

wish I had done that when he was older. There...

wish I had done that when he was older. There never seemed to be enough time...
02-17-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By 5 mph

Hey little Buddy .I hope you are happy up in...

Hey little Buddy .I hope you are happy up in Heaven. Daddy misses you so much. I still remember hiking with you and taking you running.
and hiding you under my coat on cold winter days. Remember I...
02-17-21, 04:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By 5 mph

Manís Best Friend and Bikes ..Take your Dog with you Riding?

I see a lot of Dogs on the same trails we ride Bikes on with the pandemic and increased pedestrian traffic.
And there are happy things and cautions as well.
Iíll do the cautious first.
What Iím...
02-16-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 953
Posted By 5 mph

Do people really ride bikes in snow? I tried and...

Do people really ride bikes in snow? I tried and it's not easy. Lost control constantly, and took a few spills. I had 32 mm tires. Maybe if you're on a 29'er with 2.9 inch tires it's possible, but...
02-16-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By 5 mph

I take it really slow on the way down . I have a...

I take it really slow on the way down . I have a pair of Brooks Beasts. the heaviest padded running shoe they make.
02-16-21, 12:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By 5 mph

Do you use the Elevator or Stairs? Bikers have the last laugh when the Elevator goes!

Our office was on the 22nd floor. I'm a good worker, do a good job, am respected, and I'm good at what I do.
Lately they've had a youth movement at work and they've moved up some young people who...
02-16-21, 12:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 945
Posted By 5 mph

It came that way when I bought it. I was going to...

It came that way when I bought it. I was going to change it to a flat bar but I wanted something different.
02-15-21, 01:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 945
Posted By 5 mph

Was that you I saw cleaning your Bike with a toothbrush and Q-tips?

I have no idea why I have to do it. Every weekend I break down one of the three bikes I own and clean it immaculately . I pull the chain and soak it in degreaser and I scrub the tires. If I do get a...
02-10-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,189
Posted By 5 mph

. I don't want my Bike getting cold down there at...

. I don't want my Bike getting cold down there at night in the garage,



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02-10-21, 03:44 PM
02-10-21, 12:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By 5 mph

My new White Industries freewheel showed up in...

My new White Industries freewheel showed up in the mail. 40 miles on it already . The thing ticks like a Swiss Watch. It was worth it!
Of course I love it so much , I pour a quart of motor oil on it...
02-10-21, 12:09 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,639
Posted By 5 mph

You'll be thankful for lifting the next time you...

You'll be thankful for lifting the next time you take a fall. Having some muscle tone for some reason has kept me from really bad injuries.
02-09-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,730
Posted By 5 mph

Thatís why I like this forum a lot and try to...

Thatís why I like this forum a lot and try to keep it bubbling. The members are very polite and genteel.
02-09-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,730
Posted By 5 mph

Good question. The man with the Walker was at the...

Good question. The man with the Walker was at the pharmacy asking about the Vaccine and gave his age which was actually 80+
As for the other two, I'm judging by appearance . 70 still looks young...
02-09-21, 12:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,730
Posted By 5 mph

I'm a fan from now on., because I'm riding for...

I'm a fan from now on., because I'm riding for escape also.
02-08-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,190
Posted By 5 mph

Won't take my RX7 ...

Won't take my RX7
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02-08-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,730
Posted By 5 mph

I think I wrote my original Post incorrectly....

I think I wrote my original Post incorrectly. Climbing a tough Hill on a Bike is hard, but I've seen lots of more valiant behavior.
Its all relative to who you are..
A couple of weeks ago I saw an...
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