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10-12-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By tornado60

I have a 1.75 in there now. 26 inch of course. ...

I have a 1.75 in there now. 26 inch of course. It seems to be doing well. Have to get it out for a ride and see how it rolls.
10-07-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By tornado60

Thank you for all the advice. It is a...

Thank you for all the advice.


It is a 1.5. Also discovered the leak is in the valve stem on the original tube. Tried a new core but still leaking.
I ended up using a 1.75 tube. Nicked...
09-29-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By tornado60

Tube size

I am working on a bike that takes a 26 by 1.5-inch tire and inner tube. In the course of changing the tires, I pinch flatted the tube. Of course, I don't have that size inner tube. I will try to...
05-26-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By tornado60

Might want to ask this in the mechanics thread...

Might want to ask this in the mechanics thread too.
05-19-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,531
Posted By tornado60

The bike you'll ride is the bike you like. If you...

The bike you'll ride is the bike you like. If you like it keep it. Most of my bikes are 26-inch wheels. I do not have touble finding tires. I don't replace wheels to often but have always been able...
05-17-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 772
Posted By tornado60

Thanks everyone for the great responses. I would...

Thanks everyone for the great responses. I would like to say I don't tell people what to do with their bikes unless I'm asked my opinion. I also think broken bikes beyond repair can be beautiful as...
05-13-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 772
Posted By tornado60

Yard Art

I was wondering what people's opinions on bikes as yard art are. I really don't like seeing bikes that could be used for there intended purpose rusting away with flowers on them. I just wondered if...
04-29-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,673
Posted By tornado60

I haven't been around for a while, but I vote...

I haven't been around for a while, but I vote stay. Sounds like you could use your friends here.
04-29-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,828
Posted By tornado60

I'm used to dealing with center pivot side pulls...

I'm used to dealing with center pivot side pulls that refuse to center properly. I have spent hours trying to get some of those working properly. For me these are a breeze in comparison. The tip...
10-10-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By tornado60

I'm an always trying but never really learned...

I'm an always trying but never really learned player. I'm not giving up yet though.
10-09-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By tornado60

Thanks Everyone. I took it back to the shop. ...

Thanks Everyone. I took it back to the shop. They said it was defective. I got a Bontrager Go Time
10-09-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By tornado60

I did that too. I also put the batteries in my...

I did that too. I also put the batteries in my guitar tuner. They powered that.
10-09-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By tornado60

I tried moving it up. I think I do hear it...

I tried moving it up. I think I do hear it clicking. Not sure if that is the sensor or my bike. But still nothing. The instructions say not more than 2mm away which is pretty hard to get much...
10-08-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By tornado60

I just bought this. The instructions don't say...

I just bought this. The instructions don't say anything about a pairing. Yes it is wireless.
10-08-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By tornado60

What am I doing wrong?

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05-21-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,056
Posted By tornado60

May I ask what exactly is falling off? What bike...

May I ask what exactly is falling off? What bike are we talking about?
05-21-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,090
Posted By tornado60

This looks like the same stand I got when they...

This looks like the same stand I got when they had them before. I love it. Easy to load almost any bike quickly. Folds up and out of the way fast. My only warnings would be: Be cautious loading...
04-26-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,744
Posted By tornado60

I say unless you have reason to change ride the...

I say unless you have reason to change ride the bike you love to ride.

I've got a few I don't want to sell. Only one I will probably never sell is my 90's Huffy 10 Speed. Maybe late 80's. not real...
06-21-18, 01:51 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 25,457
Posted By tornado60

The only bikes I own without kickstands are the...

The only bikes I own without kickstands are the ones I haven't gotten to putting them on yet. I find that I often stop where there is nothing to prop up against. I do not like laying the bike down....
06-20-18, 02:10 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 31,654
Posted By tornado60

I used to work at McDonalds. Although we never...

I used to work at McDonalds. Although we never refused cyclist at the drive through it was discouraged. The main reason being they didn't set of the bell to let us know someone was at the drive up...
05-03-18, 02:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,982
Posted By tornado60

It sounds like this bike will do what you want...

It sounds like this bike will do what you want nicely fixed up. Thought on the noisy chain. Try some 3 in one around the rollers. Put it on and crank a few times. Only takes a few minutes. My chain...
04-30-18, 03:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,860
Posted By tornado60

I put a cable lock around mine and the rack. I...

I put a cable lock around mine and the rack. I have also used a U lock in same setup. Make sure they go through frame and wheels as well as carrier. That way in order to use anything locks have to...
04-27-18, 02:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 986
Posted By tornado60

Could the chain be rusty? If one of the links is...

Could the chain be rusty? If one of the links is sticking that might cause it to jump a little. It will likely come loose with a little working and some lube. Although if the chain is rusty you may...
04-10-18, 04:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,629
Posted By tornado60

For me I like to work on bikes. I like the idea...

For me I like to work on bikes. I like the idea of putting a bike others would right off back on the road. When I first got back into cycling I had a 70's bike I wanted to try. Although, save the...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-17, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,605
Posted By tornado60

There are tall seat post you can buy. Or a piece...

There are tall seat post you can buy. Or a piece of pipe might work. Seat might need new clamp to connect it. It has rails so any LBS should have what you would need. Handlebars might be...
11-29-17, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,957
Posted By tornado60

I'd just push it into the store hold nail polish...

I'd just push it into the store hold nail polish bottles up by it until I found a close one. I used to use car paint but that has gotten ridiculously expensive.
06-30-17, 02:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,409
Posted By tornado60

I'd say if its not antique, and not 2000's call...

I'd say if its not antique, and not 2000's call it vintage. Unless its a ten speed. I mostly just call them old ten speeds.
06-09-17, 02:23 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,920
Posted By tornado60

I mostly ride roads. I prefer to be able to hear...

I mostly ride roads. I prefer to be able to hear my surroundings. Found I am used to not having music so I don't really miss it on any non road rides.


I always wear a helmet. It doesn't...
05-25-17, 03:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,881
Posted By tornado60

Bad advice that made you laugh

I'll start. I have an old ten speed that I love. It is a heavy thing with full fenders and rear rack. I like it because it fits me well and is comfortable not for its speed. While out the other...
05-17-17, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 161,785
Posted By tornado60

My fear, and this may be completely unfounded, is...

My fear, and this may be completely unfounded, is that the cars won't be able to understand bicycles and we will be band from roadways.
Forum: Commuting
05-17-17, 08:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,315
Posted By tornado60

I use The Weather Channel App in conjunction with...

I use The Weather Channel App in conjunction with my local TV station. The app is good at telling what is comming when. I like the hourly forecast. I do give it a about an hour either way margin...
05-15-17, 12:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,947
Posted By tornado60

Does he like the Jamis? If so maybe just look...

Does he like the Jamis? If so maybe just look for another one he can call his own.
04-24-17, 01:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,977
Posted By tornado60

Also looks like it might be good for avoiding the...

Also looks like it might be good for avoiding the chain touching you unloading. That has happened to me more than once unloading the bike.
04-21-17, 07:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,977
Posted By tornado60

I avoid major highways. I guess I should have...

I avoid major highways. I guess I should have said that. I take my bike with me almost everywhere I go. I'm not saying they don't show signs of having been out in the weather. For me the worst is...
04-20-17, 03:31 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,944
Posted By tornado60

Shiny chrome. Handel bar tape that goes on...

Shiny chrome. Handel bar tape that goes on smooth and tight.
04-20-17, 03:05 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,582
Posted By tornado60

My first thought was red for red stoplight and...

My first thought was red for red stoplight and green for go. That said I've been told cops are more likely to get a red car speeding.
04-19-17, 04:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,366
Posted By tornado60

If you decide to take it in just do it. This is...

If you decide to take it in just do it. This is one situation where it is better to ask forgiveness than permission. Just make sure you lock it up in there so some secruity person doesn't toss it...
04-19-17, 03:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,977
Posted By tornado60

I carry bikes on my car all the time. If you...

I carry bikes on my car all the time. If you need the saddle to be dry plastic bag or shower cap as others have suggested. Beyond that just dry it off as soon as you can. Once a year I scrub off...
04-04-17, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,319
Posted By tornado60

I'd be willing to fix that on free bike. Then...

I'd be willing to fix that on free bike. Then again I like doing that kind of thing. You might want to check the department store for cable housing and cables. I find them much cheaper than LBS. ...
04-04-17, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,319
Posted By tornado60

Looks like everything is there and decent. I'd...

Looks like everything is there and decent. I'd see if it needs more than lubed and bathed. Looks like a decent ride for a lot of people.
04-04-17, 03:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,305
Posted By tornado60

I have bikes in many colors, but I'm partial to...

I have bikes in many colors, but I'm partial to red. Especially red and chrome. I like red and black too.
03-29-17, 03:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,095
Posted By tornado60

I'll add that if you are off the bike too long...

I'll add that if you are off the bike too long your butt may need a little time to toughen back up too. Somebody once told me to sit on something hard. The area of your but that makes contact with...
03-29-17, 03:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,363
Posted By tornado60

It sounds like you have to much weight on your...

It sounds like you have to much weight on your wrists. If your legs and but are happy I'd try a taller stem. That said changing one thing may push another out of wack. It's really just trial and...
03-29-17, 03:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,924
Posted By tornado60

As far as getting the word out I saw it several...

As far as getting the word out I saw it several times, on multiple days, on the local news.
Forum: Commuting
03-23-17, 03:48 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,770
Posted By tornado60

That is exactly what I was going for. I already...

That is exactly what I was going for. I already had some ideas as to what I might do. I thought by asking maybe I would get a suggestion that would be, or lead to, a better idea.

Thank you to...
Forum: Commuting
03-22-17, 01:52 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,770
Posted By tornado60

My main concern is that at times it might have to...

My main concern is that at times it might have to survive a couple hours on my bike in hot weather. I wanted to see what others where doing. I thought perhaps they had some techniques that would...
Forum: Commuting
03-22-17, 07:39 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,770
Posted By tornado60

How do you pack a lunch

I was wondering if anyone takes lunch with them. If they do; what do you bring? How do you bring it? Also how far does it have to travel? I usually just leave something at work. I am wondering if...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-17, 04:04 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,518
Posted By tornado60

I've thought a few times about mounting a ebike...

I've thought a few times about mounting a ebike kit to one of my old ten speeds. I'd stop and ask about it.
03-21-17, 03:49 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,705
Posted By tornado60

I'm just glad when they ask for directions I can...

I'm just glad when they ask for directions I can give. I have had to depend on the kindness of strangers when lost, and feel I'm obligated to pay it forward if I can. I used to work in a fast food...
03-21-17, 03:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,182
Posted By tornado60

I'll address the U lock thing first. They told...

I'll address the U lock thing first. They told her not to mount it because the mount is often very easy to remove. In many cases someone only needs a screw driver to unscrew it. The U lock it's...
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