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07-13-14, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By homechicken

Thanks for the advice. I have considered that it...

Thanks for the advice. I have considered that it might be more costly to convert an old SS into a 3 speed. Like I said, I haven't done a lot of planning yet, just an idea that came to me since I'm...
07-13-14, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By homechicken

Thinking about building up a 3 speed and wondering which hub to use

Sturmey Archer or Shimano Nexus? My dad had an old Schwinn 3 speed years ago that had a Sturmey Archer hub that apparently needed work as it was a royal PITA to shift and would at times shift on its...
02-25-13, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3,938
Views: 452,090
Posted By homechicken

Good pics Shofine. Isn't that first pic in Cairo,...

Good pics Shofine. Isn't that first pic in Cairo, looking south across the tracks with the old train depot to the right? Was that before or after you went through Climax? Never been there, but I...
Forum: Southeast
09-20-12, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By homechicken

You might check out a place called "label...

You might check out a place called "label discount" in the Atlanta craigslist bikes section. Just put label discount in the search feature. They're located on College Ave in Avondale just a block or...
09-18-12, 08:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,643
Posted By homechicken

Actually no, I wasn't giving legal advice. I said...

Actually no, I wasn't giving legal advice. I said since it had been abandoned on store property for over a year they probably had the right to dispose of it as they see fit. If I were giving legal...
09-18-12, 03:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,643
Posted By homechicken

He was arrested over a year ago and never came to...

He was arrested over a year ago and never came to reclaim his bike, assuming he was released. I say its fair game. It is abandoned property and you probably have a legal right to claim it as yours if...
09-18-12, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,648
Posted By homechicken

Might as well do both while you're at it. Hope...

Might as well do both while you're at it. Hope that solves the problem for you. I'm fairly mechanically inclined, but boy is it frustrating when something so simple just won't do what its supposed to...
09-17-12, 04:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,678
Posted By homechicken

Boy, I wish I could give up the diet drinks. That...

Boy, I wish I could give up the diet drinks. That would be the last of my vices. I rarely drink alcohol, I quit smoking, I've never been a sweets eater. I just can't seem to give up the carbonated...
09-17-12, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By homechicken

Even for $20 I'd do it. For a conversation piece...

Even for $20 I'd do it. For a conversation piece if nothing else.
09-17-12, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,648
Posted By homechicken

Hmm, well, I'm at a loss then. If you've adjusted...

Hmm, well, I'm at a loss then. If you've adjusted the tension screws to center the arms and the one still doesn't return when you release the brake lever, the only other suggestion I have is to...
09-17-12, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3,938
Views: 452,090
Posted By homechicken

Johnread, how's the Arabia Mountain trail system?...

Johnread, how's the Arabia Mountain trail system? Is it fairly flat? My wife wants to go check out the PATH paths down there and around Panola and the South River, but just can't do much in the way...
09-17-12, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By homechicken

Absolutely no excuse for this. He should be...

Absolutely no excuse for this. He should be charged with assault with a deadly weapon at the least. I spend a lot of time in my car and understand how he could become frustrated if stuck behind a...
09-17-12, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,648
Posted By homechicken

If I'm understanding you, the brake arms are not...

If I'm understanding you, the brake arms are not centered, causing one to move and one not. There is a small adjustment screw on each brake arm to adjust the arm travel so that they both move the...
09-15-12, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,107
Posted By homechicken

That sounds exactly like the way I use my Trek...

That sounds exactly like the way I use my Trek Verve 1. Probably more like 90% on road/paved trails, but I do take it down an old gravel road and across an earthen dam that has a smooth packed dirt...
09-14-12, 01:50 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,735
Posted By homechicken

Careful with that stuff! As others have said,...

Careful with that stuff! As others have said, it'll cause kidney damage. I work with someone now that's in his mid sixties and overdid the ibuprofen when he refereed high school basketball games for...
09-14-12, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,407
Posted By homechicken

People generally are completely oblivious, and...

People generally are completely oblivious, and don't respect others' property. In some cases I think it really is a matter of envy. They can't stand that someone else has a nice shiny new anything...
09-14-12, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By homechicken

How do you transport your rod and tackle? I...

How do you transport your rod and tackle? I presume you have a rack and strap the tackle box down, or you just carry a small pouch with enough tackle to eek by with, but how about the rod? I've...
09-14-12, 07:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,530
Posted By homechicken

Careful there buddy. That's almost word for word...

Careful there buddy. That's almost word for word a statement I made on the commuting forum a while back and I thought they were gonna send a lynch mob out to find me. The essence of the responses I...
09-14-12, 07:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,530
Posted By homechicken

Some of it is because the older you get the more...

Some of it is because the older you get the more slowly you recover from injury, therefore many tend to be more careful. I know I won't do things now that I didn't think twice about 15 years ago. By...
09-14-12, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By homechicken

Ahh, I thought you might be but wasn't sure....

Ahh, I thought you might be but wasn't sure. Anyway, he likes to gamble so I passed along the suggestion anyway. However, I think DataJunkie is right, who'd want to gamble with so many other healthy...
09-13-12, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By homechicken

Thanks for the ideas. Black Hawk looks...

Thanks for the ideas. Black Hawk looks interesting. I'll let him know about it. Yes, Glenwood Springs is roughly 60 miles east of Vail, but for us metro Atlantans that's nothing. We measure distance...
09-11-12, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By homechicken

Calling All Colorado Cyclists

and anyone else that has been cycling in CO. My cousin asked me the other day if I could recommend some things to do while he is in Vail for 4 days next week. The last time he went to CO he called me...
09-11-12, 02:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,471
Posted By homechicken

Asking for a helmet is a bit much unless they...

Asking for a helmet is a bit much unless they have some really cheap ones. Ask for something a little less expensive like a free kickstand or water bottle and cage, etc. I personally wouldn't feel...
09-09-12, 02:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,366
Posted By homechicken

Walking around the neighborhood a few times in...

Walking around the neighborhood a few times in the evenings, its exactly 1 mile around, or if time permits I'll go to one of the local parks and walk the trails there for about an hour (roughly 3...
09-09-12, 07:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,859
Posted By homechicken

This! I fell into that trap several years ago and...

This! I fell into that trap several years ago and regretted it from day one. The bike ended up in the basement collecting dust. The discount stores have generic sized bikes that somewhat fit what is...
09-08-12, 07:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 896
Posted By homechicken

You hang out at WalMart too much :) With the odd...

You hang out at WalMart too much :) With the odd exception here and there, there seems to be a direct correlation between intelligence (or more accurately education) and physical health. You see more...
09-08-12, 06:26 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,418
Posted By homechicken

Are you saying you read every post in a thread...

Are you saying you read every post in a thread before you respond to be sure your response hasn't already been touched on? I see multiple duplicate responses by different people in threads all the...
09-07-12, 03:30 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,418
Posted By homechicken

This may have been discussed, but I didn't feel...

This may have been discussed, but I didn't feel like reading 3+ pages of the thread, so if I'm being redundant, oh well. Limiting your calorie intake is important, but just as important, if not more...
09-04-12, 06:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,994
Posted By homechicken

When I was a kid in the 70's it was rare that I...

When I was a kid in the 70's it was rare that I had to put air in my bike tires more than once every two to three weeks, and I road to school over some rough roads and through a field or two almost...
08-23-12, 07:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,013
Posted By homechicken

Buy the bike you like best, not the store. If it...

Buy the bike you like best, not the store. If it turns out that your LBS has the bike you decide on, that's all the better, but don't limit yourself to just one brand because of the LBS. They'll...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-12, 03:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,077
Posted By homechicken

Yes, I included fake guns in my original post...

Yes, I included fake guns in my original post because someone else before me had brought them up. What you may know to be fake may look very real to someone else and that can lead to all kinds of...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-12, 12:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,077
Posted By homechicken

Again, prudence is the key word. The guy with the...

Again, prudence is the key word. The guy with the most to lose has to be the most careful because he can't rely on everyone else to do what they are supposed to. That may not be the ideal world, but...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-12, 10:24 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,077
Posted By homechicken

My belief is that everyone should follow the...

My belief is that everyone should follow the traffic laws and be aware of their surroundings, however, that is not reality. Prudence would suggest that the most vulnerable should take the most care...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-12, 09:47 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,077
Posted By homechicken

See first paragraph of my post #47 above. I...

See first paragraph of my post #47 above. I realize that sometimes there may be a legitimate reason.
Forum: Commuting
08-22-12, 09:33 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,077
Posted By homechicken

Ah, Ok I thought you were responding to a...

Ah, Ok I thought you were responding to a different part of my post. Yes, I see your point about why cyclists may take the whole lane when there's no apparent reason, but I've seen them do it on...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-12, 08:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,077
Posted By homechicken

In response to Wolfwerx. No, as I stated,...

In response to Wolfwerx.

No, as I stated, my job doesn't allow for it. I drive anywhere from 15 to 180 miles a day for my work. I'm just giving a perspective from a non-bike commuter. Everything...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-12, 08:33 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,077
Posted By homechicken

Not new age kookiness at all. Unfortunately, for...

Not new age kookiness at all. Unfortunately, for many it is human nature to take advantage when they sense weakness. It has always been that way and always will be. Bullies don't bully those that...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-12, 08:19 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,077
Posted By homechicken

I can't believe all the talk about getting a gun,...

I can't believe all the talk about getting a gun, or even a fake one. If all that's happening is he's getting insulted or yelled at then flashing a gun will do nothing but get him in trouble, legally...
08-20-12, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 908
Posted By homechicken

I imagine anything that strengthens the...

I imagine anything that strengthens the cardio/pulminary systems would cure or alleviate a lot of symptoms and ailments. Get that oxygen rich blood pumping through your body and it'll flush away a...
Forum: Southeast
08-14-12, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By homechicken

Yes, glad it was voted down. Our gov't officials...

Yes, glad it was voted down. Our gov't officials can't properly manage the money they take from us now, so they try to get us to give more. Just on principal I vote no on all new taxes or increases....
08-13-12, 01:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,341
Posted By homechicken

Just like with any other interactions with...

Just like with any other interactions with people, you have to assume they're gonna do stupid $H!*, because they are going to. I spend a lot of time on the road in my car and there's not a day that...
08-13-12, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3,454
Views: 2,365,036
Posted By homechicken

I'm soon to be 48 years old, 6 ft and 230 lbs....

I'm soon to be 48 years old, 6 ft and 230 lbs. I've gained weight slowly but surely since I injured my back about 15 years ago. I was a whopping 185 lbs of pure lean muscle until then. To stack the...
08-11-12, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By homechicken

Yeah, just an enjoyable couple of hours at the...

Yeah, just an enjoyable couple of hours at the park. I did yell at him once and I thought he was going to burst into tears. I'm the fun uncle, not the disciplinarian, so it was quite a shock to him....
08-10-12, 08:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,970
Posted By homechicken

Riding with no hands?

When I was a kid I could ride my single speed town style bike and my 10 spd road bike with no hands and both were very stable. Now, I'm new to riding again, and I haven't really been on a bike to...
08-10-12, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By homechicken

Now that's just too cool! Sometimes I really do...

Now that's just too cool! Sometimes I really do wish I was a kid again.
08-10-12, 03:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,045
Posted By homechicken

They sure did. I always had a bike, but was a...

They sure did. I always had a bike, but was a lazy kid, and as soon as I got my driver's license I quit riding my bike unless my dad just refused to let me take the car. He had a family sedan and a...
08-10-12, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By homechicken

Just got back from a ride at the park with my wife and nephew

I bought a new Trek Verve 1 about a month ago and my wife decided she wanted a new bike also, so we just bought her a Fuji Crosstown 4 last weekend. We're keeping my nephew for most of this month. My...
08-09-12, 07:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,100
Posted By homechicken

Take away the derailleur and add an internal 3...

Take away the derailleur and add an internal 3 speed or single gear hub and this is the general look I think of when I think of the classic town/commuter bike....
08-09-12, 06:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,727
Posted By homechicken

Quit that a long long time ago also. It just made...

Quit that a long long time ago also. It just made me stupid and lazy. "Go bike riding? Dude, are you nuts? Ha,ha,ha,ha. I'm comfy right here on the sofa watching this mindless garbage on TV. Hey,...
08-08-12, 09:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,727
Posted By homechicken

I'm much more afraid of how I might die than...

I'm much more afraid of how I might die than dying itself. I watched my dad slowly suffocate over a period of about 7 years after he was diagnosed with COPD and Emphysema. He continued to smoke and...
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