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12-02-19, 01:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,239
Posted By Onfixiate

I threw them away. I don't recall exactly what...

I threw them away. I don't recall exactly what they were, but they were the black anodized rims, with retention nuts on the axles-- not the current bolt on style, and not the extra light model. Spoke...
12-01-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,239
Posted By Onfixiate

In Tulsa, they went from a trendy boutique style...

In Tulsa, they went from a trendy boutique style bike shop to a dumpy warehouse, then moved to Colorado. Possibly a dumpy warehouse there. Who knows. At least one of the Okies is no longer involved,...
09-01-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 949
Views: 234,532
Posted By Onfixiate

Old Guy's Wobby

The snark in me wants to respond to your query with: Because BikeForums is irrelevant. But since you went to the trouble to post some neat-o bikes to resurrect the thread, here's my (turned 65 this...
05-11-19, 01:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,116
Posted By Onfixiate

Something changed at Wabi. They've moved ops to...

Something changed at Wabi. They've moved ops to Aurora, CO. Are the same people involved who bought the company from Richard, or is this new ownership again? Guess the Tulsa thing didn't work out?
10-18-18, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 77,448
Posted By Onfixiate

I would have to ask a friend to buy "Baby Wipes"....

I would have to ask a friend to buy "Baby Wipes". Can't risk being seen in public doing that...
06-18-16, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 946
Posted By Onfixiate

Even back in the'80s, so called high-end steel...

Even back in the'80s, so called high-end steel framesets often had all kinds of anomalies that had to be "cold-set", including dropouts that weren't parallel, derailleur hangers cockeyed, etc. ...
06-17-16, 01:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,068
Posted By Onfixiate

Well, sorry to rain on the parade, but I think...

Well, sorry to rain on the parade, but I think this is not very good news...


Richard was the Wabi identity. Hope these guys can keep up the good reputation for stellar service that Wabi...
01-04-16, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 473,209
Posted By Onfixiate

Nice Special (post 1428). Took a look at your...

Nice Special (post 1428). Took a look at your Pedalroom specs, wondering what size those Paselas are? Looks like good clearance. I have a Special and a Classic (Wabi) and I'm always interested in...
11-17-15, 08:05 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,348
Posted By Onfixiate

I've never heard of a female "youngster" racing...

I've never heard of a female "youngster" racing with an old fart.
11-12-15, 08:35 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,348
Posted By Onfixiate

Nothing ruins a nice ride like having to deal...

Nothing ruins a nice ride like having to deal with another cyclist...
11-10-15, 08:45 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,348
Posted By Onfixiate

No wheel suckers. If I'm going fast, I back off...

No wheel suckers. If I'm going fast, I back off the power very slowly. I will continue slowing down to the point that they no longer will follow me, and eventually pass. Works every time, and I...
09-25-15, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,794
Posted By Onfixiate

Joytech hubs are not typically known for high...

Joytech hubs are not typically known for high quality...
09-07-15, 07:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,587
Posted By Onfixiate

Every Wednesday at Village Inn.

Every Wednesday at Village Inn.
09-07-15, 11:19 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,499
Posted By Onfixiate

So, exactly how would you report a drone incident...

So, exactly how would you report a drone incident to the Feds since they claim jurisdiction? This is kind of like reporting a speeding automobile to the police. The only FAA offices that likely...
09-07-15, 10:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,534
Posted By Onfixiate

Have you tried a base layer (different material)...

Have you tried a base layer (different material) under the jersey?
08-22-15, 08:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,722
Posted By Onfixiate

Thanks for the tip--motivated me to check the...

Thanks for the tip--motivated me to check the Conti website; hadn't looked at it in a while. Looks like it's better organized now.
08-22-15, 11:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,722
Posted By Onfixiate

Just checked my new Contact II and Gator...

Just checked my new Contact II and Gator Hardshells,could not find any such features...

but here's this from the Conti website

http://www.conti-tyres.co.uk/conticycle/twi.shtml

Says that...
08-20-15, 11:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,722
Posted By Onfixiate

Never heard this before--will have to check this...

Never heard this before--will have to check this out. Where exactly are these located?
06-27-15, 02:50 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 26,602
Posted By Onfixiate

Nice Kestrel--what wheels are you running?

Nice Kestrel--what wheels are you running?
05-18-15, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2,544
Views: 537,398
Posted By Onfixiate

Thank you very much! It's a blast to ride...

Thank you very much! It's a blast to ride...
05-05-15, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By Onfixiate

I used to live in Livermore, so the Mt. Hamilton...

I used to live in Livermore, so the Mt. Hamilton stage (San Jose) is familiar territory. I do miss the great road riding that was in my backyard! Here's a link to all the stage profiles, from the...
05-01-15, 05:20 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,561
Posted By Onfixiate

My non-scientific observation is: Anybody in a...

My non-scientific observation is: Anybody in a VW Jetta or Passat is suspect. (Probably Honda Chick in the car she's making the payments on. Daddy gave her the Honda for starters...)
05-01-15, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2,544
Views: 537,398
Posted By Onfixiate

I'll be 61 in a couple of weeks. Here's what I...

I'll be 61 in a couple of weeks. Here's what I ride:

sr22dave - Pedal Room (http://www.pedalroom.com/members/sr22dave)
04-26-15, 09:50 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,561
Posted By Onfixiate

[QUOTE=B. Carfree;17751321]You do know that one...

[QUOTE=B. Carfree;17751321]You do know that one need not put a foot down to make a legal stop, don't you?

QUOTE]

But the point is, as this thread has illustrated several times, car operators...
04-22-15, 10:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,004
Posted By Onfixiate

I've been doing post ride checks for more than 40...

I've been doing post ride checks for more than 40 years, it's just part of the ritual of securing the bike after the ride. I look at the tires for cuts, cables for frayed or broken strands at the...
04-19-15, 07:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,474
Posted By Onfixiate

I wasn't going to waste my time responding to...

I wasn't going to waste my time responding to that one, thanks for doing it anyway. Self-flattening plates??? Let's see; if 50 plates flattened out enough to gain .060" in length, your chain would...
04-19-15, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By Onfixiate

Bell Helmets owns Giro. Customer service will...

Bell Helmets owns Giro. Customer service will help you out. Make sure you tell them which model helmet you have, they might even send you pads no charge...
04-15-15, 08:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,519
Posted By Onfixiate

I haven't actually computed the percentage of...

I haven't actually computed the percentage of time as the OP asks, but I do know that 27.6 % of my 8560 total miles logged last year was on fixed gear bikes. I don't have any SS/free wheel setups;...
04-15-15, 05:08 PM
Replies: 949
Views: 234,532
Posted By Onfixiate

I think this should be a 55+ thread. I have...

I think this should be a 55+ thread. I have nothing in common with 40 yr olds... (buncha young smart asses)
04-04-15, 09:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,474
Posted By Onfixiate

How many miles did you ride? My Wabi Special...

How many miles did you ride? My Wabi Special turned 3000 miles last week; I'm still running the orig. drivetrain. I lube/clean the chain every 250 miles. I use Pro-Gold and adjust the tension when...
04-03-15, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,711
Posted By Onfixiate

Gios' heyday ended like 20-25 years ago with a...

Gios' heyday ended like 20-25 years ago with a big lawsuit. Gios is just a fancy decal trying to live off of old-school name recognition. The consumer level bikes are not made in Italy.
04-01-15, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 473,209
Posted By Onfixiate

Nicely done TT; have you considered a good...

Nicely done TT; have you considered a good "shellacking" of the cork grips? I used amber shellac on my latest setup, don't have any long-term experience with cork grips sans shellac.
03-28-15, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,854
Posted By Onfixiate

Geez, did SOMA issue a gag order?

Geez, did SOMA issue a gag order?
03-26-15, 12:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,155
Posted By Onfixiate

That's awesome!

That's awesome!
Forum: Foo
03-24-15, 02:08 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 74,154
Posted By Onfixiate

A friendly wave to you my cycling brother,...

A friendly wave to you my cycling brother, tailwinds for your journey.
03-22-15, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,155
Posted By Onfixiate

Looks interesting--only did part of the loop...

Looks interesting--only did part of the loop years ago on a geared bike. Thin air! Here's a strava profile of the full loop; one could pick a different starting point obviously. Log in and you can...
03-17-15, 08:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,854
Posted By Onfixiate

I thought Sparrows were only available in 25.4...

I thought Sparrows were only available in 25.4 clamp diameter.
03-11-15, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 836
Posted By Onfixiate

Yep, that's pretty much it. Think about a...

Yep, that's pretty much it. Think about a turntable. for a given rpm (cadence), compare how fast a spot on the record disc near the center is moving, compared to a spot at the very edge of the disc...
03-10-15, 11:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 836
Posted By Onfixiate

175 crank arms are kinda long; Your pedal...

175 crank arms are kinda long; Your pedal velocity would be lower with shorter cranks. (Less flail factor)
03-07-15, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 473,209
Posted By Onfixiate

I don't think potholes caused them to break;...

I don't think potholes caused them to break; something else such as corrosion/stress riser or over tightened clamp...
03-03-15, 11:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,057
Posted By Onfixiate

Your rear wheel spokes will all break due to the...

Your rear wheel spokes will all break due to the abrupt reversal of tension forces into compressive forces.
03-02-15, 01:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,503
Posted By Onfixiate

Pedantic pedalers.

Pedantic pedalers.
03-01-15, 10:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,503
Posted By Onfixiate

A roll of toilet paper. A backup Garmin...

A roll of toilet paper.

A backup Garmin Edge GPS is also handy.

Spare batteries for tail lights.
03-01-15, 10:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,952
Posted By Onfixiate

So, do prescription glasses go over helmet...

So, do prescription glasses go over helmet straps, or under them?
01-16-15, 01:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,713
Posted By Onfixiate

The only scientific reason for having an EXACT,...

The only scientific reason for having an EXACT, known gear-inch drivetrain is for counting pedal revs to determine ride distance...
01-11-15, 08:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,492
Posted By Onfixiate

Just call Richard at Wabi.

Just call Richard at Wabi.
12-27-14, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By Onfixiate

TX, Point taken. But then connecting the...

TX,

Point taken.
But then connecting the ends of the chain together, and picking random segments to wrap around each of the cog and the chainring, would influence the tension on each unsupported...
12-27-14, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By Onfixiate

I have never bought into that "centering the...

I have never bought into that "centering the chainring" argument. Seems to me the chain itself is the big collection of variables here. A couple hundred plates held together with a couple hundred...
12-18-14, 01:11 PM
Replies: 24,513
Views: 1,991,555
Posted By Onfixiate

Well actually it was yesterday, but rode a nice...

Well actually it was yesterday, but rode a nice 30 miler in steady rain--got home right at "official" sunset, and the temp was rapidly on the decline...
12-08-14, 10:12 AM
Replies: 24,513
Views: 1,991,555
Posted By Onfixiate

Or how about leaving the key in the lock? Done...

Or how about leaving the key in the lock? Done that. (My lock will not engage unless you insert the key first. A good idea, so that you don't lock the bike first, then discover you don't have the...
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