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06-06-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 877
Posted By JonBailey

Remember, a front tire suffers steering wear too.

Remember, a front tire suffers steering wear too.
06-06-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 877
Posted By JonBailey

I feel the front tire tread and overall front...

I feel the front tire tread and overall front bicycle tire condition is critical for safety especially up to speed. A front lockup on gravel, oil or ice is likely to cause the rider to take a dump on...
06-04-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 877
Posted By JonBailey

My tire tread wears out faster in back.

I bought a new Schwinn Discovery back in the fall of 2017. The rear tire tread is now completely bald. There is still plenty of groove up front. Do rear tires wear out much faster than front tires?...
03-30-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,551
Posted By JonBailey

For about 5 going on 6 months now, I enjoy my...

For about 5 going on 6 months now, I enjoy my HAUSHOF 24 Oz Sport Water Bottle – Tritan, BPA-Free, Leak-Proof, Wide Mouth

They have a removable seal from the cap. I put them in my dishwasher, no...
10-06-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,551
Posted By JonBailey

Not both squeezable and freezable. For that...

Not both squeezable and freezable. For that reason and the sharpness of the rim of the bottle, these are getting shipped back tomorrow by me to amazon.com....
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10-06-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,551
Posted By JonBailey

Can your bike bottles be frozen and still drank...

Can your bike bottles be frozen and still drank from? This works with rigid bottles with some type of chug spout that flips up. The bottom 1/3 of the water is frozen then the bottle is topped off...
10-05-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,551
Posted By JonBailey

See-thru bottles, especially clear ones, let me...

See-thru bottles, especially clear ones, let me easily see how much is in the bottle and what is in the bottle by drink color: ice tea, water, cranberry juice without removing lid. I often have to...
10-05-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,551
Posted By JonBailey

I have many requirements for my bottles: they are...

I have many requirements for my bottles: they are not just bike bottle but car bottles, camping bottles, hiking bottles, picnic bottles, gym bottles, travelling and home bottles as well. I want a...
10-05-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,551
Posted By JonBailey

WANTED: perfect bike water bottle

I'm looking for a good bike water bottle.
Features preferred:

1. won't leak
2. freezable with top loose to provide expansion of liquids: freezer won't otherwise damage material
3. top-rack...
09-10-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,137
Posted By JonBailey

A homemade custom tool box and wooden deck not available in stores.

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09-09-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,518
Posted By JonBailey

Thanks Andy and Bill. There was no axle rotation...

Thanks Andy and Bill. There was no axle rotation at all this time with the lock nut serrations now biting the DO's of the frame. Snug on one side, then snug on the other, flipping sides until both...
09-09-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,518
Posted By JonBailey

You mean mechanic's error. In terms of vehicles,...

You mean mechanic's error. In terms of vehicles, fixing it and driving/riding it are two different things.

How often have you goofed working on your own car? I have a Hayne's book for my car,...
09-09-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,518
Posted By JonBailey

Actually, there were no serrations on the other...

Actually, there were no serrations on the other sides of the lock nuts either. This is the replacement wheel I bought from Pacific Cycle two months ago with all its axle hardware of its own. I kept...
09-09-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,518
Posted By JonBailey

OK, I see my troubles. I need to turn my lock...

OK, I see my troubles. I need to turn my lock nuts around. The smooth sides of the lock nuts are showing not the serrated sides.

I had the wheel apert for lubing the bearings two months ago. I...
09-09-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,518
Posted By JonBailey

The outside nuts are rather sticky. I'll have to...

The outside nuts are rather sticky. I'll have to check my tap and die set for the right size die for the chasing.

When tightening the outside nuts, should I tighten each nut alternately a little...
09-09-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,518
Posted By JonBailey

Is Loctite on the cone lock nut threads still...

Is Loctite on the cone lock nut threads still ill-advised? Yes, I know that you have to hold the cone with a cone wrench to tighten
the lock nut with another wrench and I do have all those correct...
09-09-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,518
Posted By JonBailey

Help: rear cones come lose when tightening rear wheel

When I put the rear wheel into the frame dropouts of the bicycle and tighten the wheel nuts up on the outside of the frame dropouts, the axle may turn and cause the cone lock nuts to come loose since...
08-19-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,491
Posted By JonBailey

No. Not a divorced man nor even a widower. Never...

No. Not a divorced man nor even a widower. Never made the same mistake once. :roflmao:
08-19-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,491
Posted By JonBailey

EPA banned hot patch kits! Too much gubmint! ...

EPA banned hot patch kits! Too much gubmint!

Momma Goose seems to "know what's best" for her sheepish following brood of goslings. Right?

How much air pollution is created by factory...
08-18-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,491
Posted By JonBailey

You are not afraid of hot patches? I know...

You are not afraid of hot patches?

I know how to fix car tires: I have a plug kit.

I plugged and patched them as an auto mechanic in the shop.

Dedhed and I have the right idea about an...
08-18-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,491
Posted By JonBailey

Alas, they are no longer on the market. Are...

Alas, they are no longer on the market.
Are boys and men too girly in these connected PC
Starbucks Coffee days to even use them? Scared of fire, sissies?

Why are hot patch kits no longer on the...
08-18-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,491
Posted By JonBailey

Squirtdad, is that your face in your avatar or...

Squirtdad, is that your face in your avatar or are you wearing a Halloween mask?
08-13-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,491
Posted By JonBailey

Lawton, OK gets moderate air quality rating right...

Lawton, OK gets moderate air quality rating right now. One grade below GOOD. The humidity is thick during the summer season. It should freshen up moving toward winter....
08-13-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,143
Posted By JonBailey

It sounds like I'm being called a liar here. ...

It sounds like I'm being called a liar here.

People, you have to remember I was a soldier here at Fort Sill from fall 1989 through January 1991 at a Lance missile unit there. I was reassigned to...
08-13-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,143
Posted By JonBailey

The cops never said anything about my wheels...

The cops never said anything about my wheels either. They did say something about the music headset over my ears one morning last week. Hence the NEED for an extra bottle cage and the music speaker...
08-13-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,491
Posted By JonBailey

Hopefully I'll have better luck with the NEMA...

Hopefully I'll have better luck with the NEMA cold-vulc (non rubber cement) patch kit and the green Flat Attack! product. I will still keep one spare good tube to boot while doing my morning pedal in...
08-13-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,491
Posted By JonBailey

Extra GAS on a bicycle?

Extra GAS on a bicycle?
08-12-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,491
Posted By JonBailey

I will have to still run the risk of unfriendly...

I will have to still run the risk of unfriendly nails, staples and/or screws in any city.

I just ordered some:

-REMA TT 02 Tour Patch Kit, Large (has VULCANIZE, not rubber, cement in a tube)...
08-12-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,491
Posted By JonBailey

The Flat Attack site says tires can be patched as...

The Flat Attack site says tires can be patched as normal. I think I will invest in cold vulcanizing fluid for patching in case a patch is ever needed.
08-12-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,491
Posted By JonBailey

Actually, I had better luck in Lawton with the...

Actually, I had better luck in Lawton with the flat this morning than in Boise, a couple months before I moved here.

I had a spare tube at least this morning.

In Boise, I had no spare tube...
08-12-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,491
Posted By JonBailey

How does one seriously deal with flat tires?

I used to live in Boise, Idaho. That was goat-head city. The Slime product did an excellent job of resealing the tube after hitting a goat-head most of the time. The trick was not to pull out the...
08-11-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,143
Posted By JonBailey

There is no more room in my tool box for a...

There is no more room in my tool box for a sandwich or anything else but repair equipment. It's packed to the hilt. It's smaller than it looks.

Inside my box I have:

1. two bungee cords: I can...
08-11-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,143
Posted By JonBailey

The other stuff about the "headset police" was to...

The other stuff about the "headset police" was to explain the addition and reason for the double water cages and the Bluetooth speaker. Sometimes redneck hick anti-bicycle police forces force bicycle...
08-11-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,143
Posted By JonBailey

My latest update to my tool box will to have a...

My latest update to my tool box will to have a wooden board mounted on top of the existing metal rear carrier to make a flatbed.
Then the tool box will be bolted down on top of the board. The board...
08-11-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,143
Posted By JonBailey

The invention of the automobile was not a...

The invention of the automobile was not a conventional approach in 1875 either.
Many horse traders must have wanted to lynch Henry Ford.

I practice American ingenuity on a budget.

It's also...
08-09-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By JonBailey

Show me a custom painted and chrome bicycle.

Something fancied up like typical Harley-Davidson.
08-09-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,143
Posted By JonBailey

Lightbulb Update: I just spent the last 3 hours building a...

Update: I just spent the last 3 hours building a neat custom mount for my taillight that bolts to the tool box as shown. Made it out of piece of aluminum channel molding for electric wires I have....
08-09-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,143
Posted By JonBailey

Please provide more conventional approach to...

Please provide more conventional approach to carrying spare tubes, tools, etc. on a bike that is as compact and elegant as possible. I'm thinking of designing a cleaner and more elegant mount for my...
08-09-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,143
Posted By JonBailey

It probably weighs no more than seven pounds. The...

It probably weighs no more than seven pounds. The extra weight pales next the inconvenience of being stranded with a flat tire five miles away from home. It's a cheap plastic toolbox strapped onto...
08-09-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,143
Posted By JonBailey

Please go to the top to see the OP of this...

Please go to the top to see the OP of this thread.
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08-09-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,143
Posted By JonBailey

You cannot see the embedded picture above? ...

You cannot see the embedded picture above?

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08-09-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,143
Posted By JonBailey

There is no question. It's show and tell. I want...

There is no question. It's show and tell. I want to know what people think about the custom trunk I made to carry my tools.
I am inspiring others with my idea here. Goodness.

Please learn to...
08-08-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,143
Posted By JonBailey

Lightbulb Schwinn Discover with custom tool trunk

I bought a cheap plastic tool box at Walmart and had to drill a few custom holes in it. Black zip ties, small, mount the box securely to the stock rear carrier. The Schwinn rubber taillight is...
06-17-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,195
Posted By JonBailey

Outlawing a bicycle part, a stick shift? By what...

Outlawing a bicycle part, a stick shift? By what government authority? Does DOT regulate bicycle design?

I've never been a fan of styling bicycles like automobiles, hot-rods, race-cars or...
06-16-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,195
Posted By JonBailey

Is that you in about the year 1975? Cool...

Is that you in about the year 1975?

Cool longer Sean Cassidy (Andy Gibb??) hair, no tatts, no beards, no weird clothes, no Lexus tee-shirts, no smartphones, no weird hair colors. 1970's youth...
06-16-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,195
Posted By JonBailey

The Schwinn Varsity was the Camaro or Mustang of...

The Schwinn Varsity was the Camaro or Mustang of ten-speeds. It looked expensive but it wasn't.

It was heavy, relatively cheap and unsophisticated like the pony cars but looked real sporty and...
06-16-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,195
Posted By JonBailey

Schwinn Varsity was a great bike for underage...

Schwinn Varsity was a great bike for underage people back in the 1970's. It was a cool 10-speed bike for youth with lots of chrome pieces. 10-speed road bicycles were fashionable then. The average...
Forum: Foo
06-14-19, 01:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,588
Posted By JonBailey

My guess has to be that if the bike was destined...

My guess has to be that if the bike was destined to be dumped on the beach unmercifully, that it was a Japanese-made el cheapo mundo Kmart special back then in 1977.
Forum: Foo
06-12-19, 01:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,588
Posted By JonBailey

John Ritter's character on Three's Company

in the late 1970's was famous for falling off a bicycle in the intro.

He was lucky the sand of the beach softened the landing.

He was spotting some young passing hourglass figure (stacked like...
06-10-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,195
Posted By JonBailey

Yes, a solid gold brick is a paper weight and so...

Yes, a solid gold brick is a paper weight and so is a cement one. Pick your price. Pick your poison.

Lowe's has cement bricks for no more than 50 cents a paper weight.

I have not yet priced...
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