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05-29-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,777
Posted By rollagain

If it were me, I'd start by putting more than two...

If it were me, I'd start by putting more than two wheels under me, and iron out the tire selection later.
05-27-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,656
Posted By rollagain

On one recent ride into town I found a bungee...

On one recent ride into town I found a bungee cord in good shape ... then a little further on, another just like it, except the hooks were crushed.

More recently, I was walking the same route and...
05-15-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 69,281
Posted By rollagain

Same ride as in post #1167...

Same ride as in post #1167 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1167) , but on the Xebec this time. Two hours start to finish, with several rest breaks and a short stop...
05-14-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,881
Posted By rollagain

According to the logic in that article, my...

According to the logic in that article, my non-functional snow thrower should be worth six figures.
05-12-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 45,896
Posted By rollagain

... and despite what I said two posts ago, today...

... and despite what I said two posts ago, today I walked the mile into town and back for a one-stop errand. Tried to stay off the pavement and wore my good hiking boots.

What I like best about...
05-12-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 950
Posted By rollagain

Delta trike?

Delta trike?
05-12-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,810
Posted By rollagain

I recently upgraded the transmission on my...

I recently upgraded the transmission on my not-a-bike (Street Strider) from 3-speed to 8-speed, using a whole rear wheel I bought from Terra Trike. I didn't want the twist-grip shifter, so bought one...
05-12-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,785
Posted By rollagain

Us-es and Thems. This thread falls perfectly in...

Us-es and Thems. This thread falls perfectly in line with Behave, by Robert Sapolsky.
05-11-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 69,281
Posted By rollagain

Did a full-length round trip on the Central...

Did a full-length round trip on the Central section of the Maple Highlands Trail, a little over 17 miles according to the map, on the Buick. Nice day, but it was more work than I thought it should...
05-11-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,348
Posted By rollagain

Uh-huh. Next thing you know you're begging the...

Uh-huh. Next thing you know you're begging the doctor for a scrip for another bike and he says, "No, three's the limit." And you come out of his office and some shady character sidles up to you and...
05-11-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 983
Posted By rollagain

The second bike I ever owned--the second...

The second bike I ever owned--the second hand-me-down from my older brother--was a Columbia cruiser, and it had a little chain oiler built into the chain-guard. A little metal reservoir with a...
04-30-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,978
Posted By rollagain

What a fearless person! Incredible. Thanks for...

What a fearless person! Incredible. Thanks for posting this.

But, yeah, I talk to dogs I meet on rides. I've gotten to pet a few.
04-30-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 640
Posted By rollagain

By 'rentals' I take it you mean rental bikes,...

By 'rentals' I take it you mean rental bikes, right? How about renting a different vehicle, like a capacious van?
04-29-19, 12:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By rollagain

I have a two-piece set made for motorcycling,...

I have a two-piece set made for motorcycling, black with reflective piping at the seams. I wear the pants when I shovel snow; wear the jacket sometimes when it rains. I'd never wear them for cycling;...
04-28-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Posted By rollagain

I recently read an excellent book by Matt...

I recently read an excellent book by Matt Wilkinson, titled, Restless Creatures. He explains all of life and evolution in terms of locomotion. Our ability to move about the landscape, by whatever...
04-18-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,123
Posted By rollagain

I don't think anyone has mentioned frame sizes...

I don't think anyone has mentioned frame sizes for your fleet yet. So maybe you want to look for a bike that can quickly and easily be fitted (approximately) to a wide range of sizes. You don't want...
04-16-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 857
Posted By rollagain

Okay, I just tried the bandana trick with one of...

Okay, I just tried the bandana trick with one of the ordinary printed handkerchiefs I have. Fold catty-corner, tie on above the nose ... and just standing still, it felt like it was suffocating me,...
04-16-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By rollagain

Maybe you could just get a whole junk bike for...

Maybe you could just get a whole junk bike for use on the trainer. Then you wouldn't have to swap anything.
04-16-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,953
Posted By rollagain

I tried the link but it asked me to sign up for...

I tried the link but it asked me to sign up for something, so ... here's another.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cfIjaCZ9NM

Evidently, cycle racing would be horrifically boring if it didn't...
04-16-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 857
Posted By rollagain

I've been thinking about something like this...

I've been thinking about something like this myself after riding through a couple clouds of gnats on my favorite trail. I've got a few of the thin microfiber Buff-style headbands, similar to the...
04-12-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By rollagain

Wow. Some people just can't be stopped.

Wow. Some people just can't be stopped.
04-11-19, 11:59 AM
04-11-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,122
Posted By rollagain

It's aerodynamics. Shoe makers don't want to be...

It's aerodynamics. Shoe makers don't want to be blamed for some cyclist getting slowed down by a pair of canoe paddles flapping through the air. :roflmao2:
04-09-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,869
Posted By rollagain

I'm awful about this; maybe I took the Boy Scout...

I'm awful about this; maybe I took the Boy Scout motto too seriously, but I carry spares of nearly everything, and a bunch of tools, some redundant. The only thing I haven't thrown in is the 12"...
04-09-19, 12:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,227
Posted By rollagain

I think all (or most) of the pressure for...

I think all (or most) of the pressure for internal routing is coming from the design/manufacturing end, not so much the purchasers or retailers. So, it's more something that's being pushed on buyers...
04-08-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 296
Posted By rollagain

barrel adjuster, Shimano rapid-fire

I had cable slippage with a Shimano Inter-8 hub gear, and I need to reposition the fixing bolt. That isn't the problem.

The problem is that, when it slipped, I turned the barrel adjuster out...
04-06-19, 09:16 PM
04-06-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,150
Posted By rollagain

Is this women-specific enough? Because it was...

Is this women-specific enough? Because it was sold as a women's frame.https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/100_1734_90f35ac4183d0a9cd61b4d3ca6bdf3460587c9c6.jpg
04-06-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,150
Posted By rollagain

I buy women-specific frames because of limits to...

I buy women-specific frames because of limits to my range of motion in hips and back: I can't swing my leg over a bike to get on and off of it, so I need a step-through. Step-through frames may also...
04-05-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 649
Posted By rollagain

You can expand your options by considering a...

You can expand your options by considering a plain flashlight attached to your bar with a Twofish lock-block or the like. One of my bikes has a ThruNite TN4A NW XP-L. It's a narrow-beam thrower, but...
03-30-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,234
Posted By rollagain

Could the condition of that chainring in the...

Could the condition of that chainring in the photo have anything to do with the FD failure? I see pieces broken off two adjacent teeth, and what looks like shark-fin profile developing on some...
03-30-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,807
Posted By rollagain

Wow. Nice to whittle the huge pile of variables...

Wow. Nice to whittle the huge pile of variables down to just two.
03-30-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By rollagain

Well, give 'em a while; after all, these are...

Well, give 'em a while; after all, these are school kids and it's a proof-of-concept run, LOL!
03-30-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By rollagain

Trek missed their big chance

They could have done this instead of rolling out a new helmet.

https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-47754045
03-29-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 994
Posted By rollagain

Explain 'wind-up', please. I haven't heard the...

Explain 'wind-up', please. I haven't heard the term before.
03-29-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,933
Posted By rollagain

How about replacing "cyclist" with "object of...

How about replacing "cyclist" with "object of motorists' rage"?
03-28-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By rollagain

Make sure the repair link is sized to fit the...

Make sure the repair link is sized to fit the chain you're using. For example, an 8-speed repair link might not fit on a 9-speed chain.
03-28-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,397
Posted By rollagain

Don't forget the impact of the manufacturing...

Don't forget the impact of the manufacturing facilities needed to produce yet another electronic device which is a pure luxury.
03-25-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By rollagain

Yeah, the great thing about wire baskets is that...

Yeah, the great thing about wire baskets is that they're almost invisible to the wind when they're empty. But you've turned yours into a sail, or maybe more accurately, an air brake.

I have wire...
03-25-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By rollagain

Raleigh's website shows 8 yrs at the top of the...

Raleigh's website shows 8 yrs at the top of the age bracket for 20", so you may want to look at 24" to give him room to grow with it. Worse, no front brake on the MXR. I'd object to the premium...
03-24-19, 11:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,521
Posted By rollagain

I'm retired. Every time I ride, I'm on vacation.

I'm retired. Every time I ride, I'm on vacation.
03-24-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,145
Posted By rollagain

Just think, if these people drove their cars the...

Just think, if these people drove their cars the way they ride their bikes, they might all become statistics.
03-24-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 994
Posted By rollagain

Bias ply in bicycle tires

As far as I know, all bike tires are bias ply. Why aren't any made in radial ply?
03-24-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,960
Posted By rollagain

My upright city bike (Simcoe Deluxe) has rim...

My upright city bike (Simcoe Deluxe) has rim brakes and came with 37mm tires, so the option for rim brakes is open at least that far. I like rim brakes; they're easy to work with and have always...
03-18-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,499
Posted By rollagain

My apologies; on my part, at least, I failed to...

My apologies; on my part, at least, I failed to help you with your actual problem, and you seem to be at the steepest part of the learning curve, since you aren't using standard terms to describe the...
03-18-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,973
Posted By rollagain

They're robbing riders of opportunities for...

They're robbing riders of opportunities for social engagement. Nobody's going to come up and say, "Wow, nice bike, who makes that?" when they can read it from across the street.
03-17-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,777
Posted By rollagain

If you got any of that on your brake discs, make...

If you got any of that on your brake discs, make sure to get it all off before your next ride.
03-16-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,499
Posted By rollagain

I looked it up and happened to see a list of...

I looked it up and happened to see a list of features, including "steel V-brakes". Another victim customer complained that theirs broke twice in six days and that Canadian Tire wouldn't refund their...
03-15-19, 12:23 PM
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