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05-25-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By _ForceD_

Found in a nearby farm field

Wife and I were walking the dogs on the dirt tractor paths in a nearby farm field. I've been on those paths hundreds of times. Today, at one point I looked down and found this item. If you've ridden...
05-24-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,280
Posted By _ForceD_

Spin -- Slowing down is just natural. I'm 59 and...

Spin -- Slowing down is just natural. I'm 59 and have been road cycling since around 1981. In my 20s...and even into my early 40s...I could go out and maintain 20mph on a solo ride. Not anymore. In...
05-23-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,161
Posted By _ForceD_

Another reason that I was welcome to CO2... ...

Another reason that I was welcome to CO2...
Most frame pumps don't utilize a hose to connect to the valve. A few do, but in general the pump head attaches right to the valve. Holding the head-valve...
05-22-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By _ForceD_

What's the problem with exposed shifting cables?...

What's the problem with exposed shifting cables? I mean that's really the norm. IMO, if it were possible to have absolutely NO cable housing (and it probably is)...that's how I'd go. When you have...
Forum: Triathlon
05-21-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By _ForceD_

You can get clip-ons with clamps for the shape of...

You can get clip-ons with clamps for the shape of those handlebars. Hereís one...but it doesnít seem to accommodate the brake/shift cables.

But if you still are sure that you want to clamp to the...
05-20-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 277
Posted By _ForceD_

But wait. If by "modern wheelset" you're...

But wait. If by "modern wheelset" you're referring to 700c...you might have a problem with rim brakes. A 700c wheel has a smaller circumference than a 27" wheel. If the frame was constructed for 27"...
05-18-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By _ForceD_

Probably should move this to the Triathlon...

Probably should move this to the Triathlon forum....
But...it depends on the clip-ons you have. Various brands and models have different shapes and designs. Sometimes they even come with adaptive...
05-14-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 787
Posted By _ForceD_

Go to the auto supply store and get some ďMothers...

Go to the auto supply store and get some ďMothers Mag and Aluminum Polish.Ē Doesnít get the tape residue off but works very well on the oxidation. Brings out a nice shine.
...
05-12-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 625
Posted By _ForceD_

I adjusted the seat angle on one of my road bikes...

I adjusted the seat angle on one of my road bikes last week...and when I went out and rode it, it had a squeak/creak. At first it sounded like it was coming from the BB area. It was only happening...
05-06-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By _ForceD_

Iím a +1 for Jagwire kits. Iíve used them on a...

Iím a +1 for Jagwire kits. Iíve used them on a few of my bike and love them.

Dan
05-04-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 11,132
Posted By _ForceD_

Just a bit off topic...but this reminds me of a...

Just a bit off topic...but this reminds me of a funny headphone thing I witnessed once. When my now college Jr. son was in high school he played hockey. During the summer rec league, sometimes I'd...
05-04-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 11,132
Posted By _ForceD_

If you're on the road...unsafe. Yet, I see lots...

If you're on the road...unsafe. Yet, I see lots of people doing it. On a MUP...maybe OK.

But my personal preference is to go au naturel. I like hearing all the things that are going on around me...
04-29-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 72,644
Posted By _ForceD_

That's cool. I wasn't 100% sure of exactly what a...

That's cool. I wasn't 100% sure of exactly what a "cryptidĒ is so I looked it up. Among other things, it said a "mythical" creature. A dragon is a mythical creature. So I posted it. But if that's not...
04-28-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 72,644
Posted By _ForceD_

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/ba82581e_ad15_4522_89a3_40110bfc706f_e58afabe56904a8985a2f9a4da01f6afebc7393b.jpeg

Next Mission: A ghost bsike.
04-26-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,572
Posted By _ForceD_

This is just a guess, but in the end it would...

This is just a guess, but in the end it would probably cost the shop more to get the used/traded-in bike in selling condition than they'd get in return for selling it. Replacing components (if...
04-24-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,133
Posted By _ForceD_

Oh deer!!!

Apologies if this video has already been posted.

https://i.imgflip.com/3xj9nz.gif


Dan
Forum: Triathlon
04-23-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By _ForceD_

Iíve only ever used the style on the left...and...

Iíve only ever used the style on the left...and Iíve never felt like the style on the right would be comfortable for me. But I think it just comes down to personal preference.


Dan
04-22-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 72,644
Posted By _ForceD_

This one is intact and functioning. ...

This one is intact and functioning.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/fef82d7a_0f2a_4830_90f5_72451cc3acf6_47eb1f3b084ac443a1605df80bdff1c78fd74023.jpeg

Next...
04-18-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By _ForceD_

Are you talking about this thing? Only issues I...

Are you talking about this thing? Only issues I could image would be to the wall, not the bike. Remember...the bike weighs in at what 15 lbs? The pedals are designed to accomodate the weight of a...
04-18-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 745
Posted By _ForceD_

Dave...IMO what you need to do is borrow a...

Dave...IMO what you need to do is borrow a friend's bike and just start riding. Figure out what you want and don't want for YOUR bike. You may find that you aren't really into cycling that much after...
04-16-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By _ForceD_

Word of advise about replacing that cable...

Word of advise about replacing that cable guide...
Being at the very bottom of the bike, that is a place on the bike where moisture naturally migrates to. On a couple occasions, the screw holding...
04-10-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 72,644
Posted By _ForceD_

flange...good job on capturing TWO compass...

flange...good job on capturing TWO compass directions on one sign. The bonus prize...it's sorta like mailing in your lottery ticket that didn't win. Don't call us. We'll call you. Thanks for playing....
04-10-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 72,644
Posted By _ForceD_

Abandoned concrete factory ...

Abandoned concrete factory


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(edited to tweak...
04-05-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By _ForceD_

Just making sure...before you attempted to...

Just making sure...before you attempted to re-mount the wheel...did you ensure the freewheel/cassette, and axle all spin freely? Sometimes when you're tightening down a traditionally nut-fastened...
04-04-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By _ForceD_

Does the wheel have a "dork disc" on it? That...

Does the wheel have a "dork disc" on it? That should (but not always) prevent overshifting.
...
Forum: Triathlon
03-30-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,085
Posted By _ForceD_

Tomm -- you didn't mention how much, what kind,...

Tomm -- you didn't mention how much, what kind, and how long you've been riding for. I too am 59 and have been riding since my early 20s. I've done a good amount of tris, some TT. Into my 30s I could...
03-30-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 72,644
Posted By _ForceD_

The blooming azaleas (or any blooming...

The blooming azaleas (or any blooming tree/bush/shrub) is a good mission. But can I make a simple request for future mission assignments. That is...that people try to make the assignments so that...
03-30-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 644
Posted By _ForceD_

I recently obtained an old aluminum Vitus with a...

I recently obtained an old aluminum Vitus with a lot of bare aluminum parts of the frame, wheels, and components. I got some Mothers Mag & Aluminum Polish and get really good results with it. Great...
03-22-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 72,644
Posted By _ForceD_

Fredo - The fact that you went out on a boat to...

Fredo - The fact that you went out on a boat to at least check...I'm giving you an A+ for effort there!!! As such, you can modify the current mission, and/or assign the next one if you wish.

Dan
03-20-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 72,644
Posted By _ForceD_

This mission might be easier for those living in...

This mission might be easier for those living in coastal communities. Roll down to your local marina, yacht club, or boatyard. The lat-long is usually posted at the dock house in those places. Also,...
03-18-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 72,644
Posted By _ForceD_

A grocery delivery truck. ...

A grocery delivery truck.


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Next mission: A...
03-03-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 72,644
Posted By _ForceD_

Doesn't have to be a billboard. Any sort of...

Doesn't have to be a billboard. Any sort of advertisement so long as it's for a PI lawyer.

Next Mission: Personal Injury attorney advertisement (e.g. billboard, bus stop, park bench, etc.). If it...
03-01-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 72,644
Posted By _ForceD_

Probably not the kind of reflection you were...

Probably not the kind of reflection you were expecting... Me 'reflecting' on the ride I just finished. Bike can be seen behind me leaning on the house.

...
02-20-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 72,644
Posted By _ForceD_

I concur with 3S1M. The rules are simple: Post a...

I concur with 3S1M. The rules are simple: Post a pic of the mission with your bike in it. Set a new mission. The game gets confusing, and difficult to follow with all the side discussion, posting of...
02-20-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,229
Posted By _ForceD_

I think all the things you mentioned in your OP...

I think all the things you mentioned in your OP are what contribute to an epic ride. Sometimes just one. Sometime multiple. Sometimes one can make it epic when the ride might otherwise be a complete...
02-14-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 72,644
Posted By _ForceD_

Just as I left the house to go ride past the...

Just as I left the house to go ride past the electrical substation about 5-6 miles away...I checked to make sure it was still the current mission. By the time I got to the substation flange had...
02-14-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 72,644
Posted By _ForceD_

A flat opossum. ...

A flat opossum.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/image_1e4d3a39a5f3a5784dd25cef1421ed1d6822bea1.jpg
Next mission: sewage/waste water treatment facility.
02-05-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,165
Posted By _ForceD_

I tried spin class a couple of times...only...

I tried spin class a couple of times...only because I was invited by a friend who loves it, and really thought that as a road cyclist I would love it too. I didn't. I'm not knocking anyone who is...
01-19-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,705
Posted By _ForceD_

Wear is wear. Stretch is stretch. Regardless of...

Wear is wear. Stretch is stretch. Regardless of where on the chain it happens...it happens. Bottom line is that itís going to wear/stretch somewhere and it will have the same affect. Besides...the...
01-18-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 837
Posted By _ForceD_

I don't like exposed adhesive tape at all. I wrap...

I don't like exposed adhesive tape at all. I wrap from the top down and secure the end inside the handlebar with the plug. No exposed, unsightly tape. Some people say that wrapping this opposite way...
01-15-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By _ForceD_

Interesting. I have a late 1970s Motobecane...

Interesting. I have a late 1970s Motobecane (Mirage I think) that I restored (powder coat) to original colors that looks almost exactly like the OP bike. I also have a 1980s Peugeot PE200 "Tormelet."...
01-08-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 72,644
Posted By _ForceD_

I found this pic online...but I was SOOooo hoping...

I found this pic online...but I was SOOooo hoping someone would have posted a pic like this.

...
01-05-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 72,644
Posted By _ForceD_

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/4ff2ec22_9e8c_4ab4_808a_b9f5f1a40e85_d1fa4e571e94cec38d2bb3ae3d8f761e670a2f15.jpeg

Next mission: Bank time and temperature display...
12-23-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,682
Posted By _ForceD_

I had my right hip replaced in March of 2018. I...

I had my right hip replaced in March of 2018. I was 57 years old at the time. I've been running since my h.s. years, and cycling and swimming since I was 20. Before the discomfort of the degenerating...
12-16-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 72,644
Posted By _ForceD_

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/7fd598a5_d4c2_45d6_b764_aad28a74de67_781cc871d3feebf51da1e6c74bd8eeeb9d8b86f6.jpeg

Next mission: A church or other house of worship....
12-13-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By _ForceD_

When you say "accommodation for...

When you say "accommodation for biking/walking"...do you mean by persons who are authorized legal entry onto the facility? Or, do you mean by the general public? As a military retiree, I can tell you...
12-07-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 72,644
Posted By _ForceD_

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/ae8dafff_9b67_431b_b1e4_fdaa8ab9b65a_cce95c8f35cebeb81adb0f5dee9dd74d5c7ef803.jpeg


Next mission: street sign street name that...
12-01-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 72,644
Posted By _ForceD_

I'm having the worst luck with this game. I've...

I'm having the worst luck with this game. I've been following it closely since the OP. I've wanted to submit mission pics. But every time I've tried something isn't right. Things like: there isn't a...
11-24-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By _ForceD_

Is there a shoe/boot repair cobbler in your area?...

Is there a shoe/boot repair cobbler in your area? If Shoo-goo didn't work I'd check with them.

Dan
11-15-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,413
Posted By _ForceD_

Sometimes when I first open my eyes in the...

Sometimes when I first open my eyes in the morning...before moving too much...I'll check it. It's been in the hight 30s frequently. But usually in the 40s. Just regular resting is high 40s.
...
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