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01-23-17, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,384
Posted By Fasteryoufool

Hah! Was going to suggest that.

Hah! Was going to suggest that.
01-23-17, 03:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,853
Posted By Fasteryoufool

I thought so too... I was a hardcore steel-only...

I thought so too... I was a hardcore steel-only guy for decades until I tried out the Escape. The things they're doing with hydroformed aluminum are amazing.
01-22-17, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,853
Posted By Fasteryoufool

I can't recommend the Giant Escape 2 highly...

I can't recommend the Giant Escape 2 highly enough. It's fast and light, a smooth, comfortable ride, and well within your budget, leaving a nice chunk of change to get a quality lock (and gear, if...
01-22-17, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,409
Posted By Fasteryoufool

I have a 3' length of 3/8" hardened security...

I have a 3' length of 3/8" hardened security chain, and a Brinks commercial padlock. It's quite heavy in the backpack, and it's not foolproof, but it's going to take someone a bit of time to get...
01-21-17, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,409
Posted By Fasteryoufool

Awesome. I love a great find. Also, I...

Awesome. I love a great find.

Also, I hate bike thieves. Like really hate. As in would happily torture one until he cried for his mother.
01-18-17, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,469
Posted By Fasteryoufool

I've got a seat-post fender I may put on.

I've got a seat-post fender I may put on.
01-18-17, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,469
Posted By Fasteryoufool

It's been raining since I bought it.

Not that big of a deal, except I can't show up to work with a black stripe up my back.

I'm off today, went for a ride. I'm wet, but it was a good ride. :)
01-15-17, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,469
Posted By Fasteryoufool

Oh, the stupid part... I put the bike on our...

Oh, the stupid part... I put the bike on our "emergency " credit card, when it clearly wasn't an emergency.
01-15-17, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,469
Posted By Fasteryoufool

So I Did Stupid Yesterday

I'm first and foremost a "Classic and Vintage" steel-riding guy. I cruise pawnshops (they're plentiful around here), thift stores and garage sales. Occasionally I come up with a treasure. I did so...
01-08-17, 07:09 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,180
Posted By Fasteryoufool

If you compare apples to apples, ie. vintage...

If you compare apples to apples, ie. vintage aluminum vs. vintage steel, or modern aluminum to modern steel, the comparison is very close. Unless you're actually racing the thing, the difference is...
01-08-17, 05:12 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,180
Posted By Fasteryoufool

As a "steel" guy, I find it kind of amusing that...

As a "steel" guy, I find it kind of amusing that a really good aluminum frame weighs approximately 1/2 lb. less than a really good steel frame. I could stand to lose 10 lbs... that's cheaper and I...
01-06-17, 01:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,227
Posted By Fasteryoufool

An excellent point.

An excellent point.
01-06-17, 01:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,227
Posted By Fasteryoufool

It depends for me upon whether you plan to sell...

It depends for me upon whether you plan to sell the bike. If I planned to keep a bike (I always do, my stable rarely shrinks) I'd probably go with the better looking decals, but if anybody ever...
01-05-17, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By Fasteryoufool

I'm thinking about turning it into a flat-bar...

I'm thinking about turning it into a flat-bar commuter. Sacrilege?
01-05-17, 10:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By Fasteryoufool

They're rough. The brakes are too. It needs new...

They're rough. The brakes are too. It needs new cables, along with all the other usual wear components.
01-05-17, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By Fasteryoufool

Pic of the Trek I scored yesterday

Please excuse the mess, it's our back storage room.

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01-05-17, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By Fasteryoufool

Pics when I get home from work. About 7 hours...

Pics when I get home from work. About 7 hours from now.
01-04-17, 10:39 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,366
Posted By Fasteryoufool

Uh no. Aluminum can't sustain a crack without...

Uh no. Aluminum can't sustain a crack without beaking... at all. Aluminum has to be stiff (and have redundant support) so that it will *not* oscillate and produce stress fractures. Aluminum simply...
01-04-17, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By Fasteryoufool

Good Lord...

I just logged in and discovered that it's been more than three years since I have.

Just scored a 1984 (fairly sure) Trek 420 from a pawn shop for $50. They have no idea the ride I just took them...
08-08-13, 03:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 527
Posted By Fasteryoufool

'85 (I think) Centurion Sport DLX

Scored this weekend. Wife's bike was stolen, we were cruising through the local pawnshops looking for it when I spotted this:
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08-11-12, 08:08 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 286,305
Posted By Fasteryoufool

That looks awfully familiar...

That looks awfully familiar...
08-11-12, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,179
Posted By Fasteryoufool

With my old Schwinn Sierra, I've pulled my...

With my old Schwinn Sierra, I've pulled my youngest on an Adams Trail-A-Bike with my cargo trailer behind that, had no issues at all. The evil ex thought it was "dangerous" and "stupid" but then,...
07-12-12, 06:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,766
Posted By Fasteryoufool

Many places do not. Where I live, most of the...

Many places do not. Where I live, most of the highways are not restricted to motor vehicles. The Interstates are, but that's a different animal entirely. If we were restricted from highways, we'd...
07-12-12, 11:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,766
Posted By Fasteryoufool

First off, where are you located? With some...

First off, where are you located? With some information about the area we might be able to help you.

Second, you said your mom shot down the idea - are you underage? If so, then you should...
07-12-12, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By Fasteryoufool

Unfortunately, I can believe it. Bastards. ...

Unfortunately, I can believe it. Bastards.

I wish I were in California where nearly all of my tools are stored.
07-11-12, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,504
Posted By Fasteryoufool

FBinNY nailed it. I've ridden lots of...

FBinNY nailed it.

I've ridden lots of miles on tires with dry-rotted sidewalls... as long as they're not showing bulges, and I'm just doing my usual commute-around riding. To be safest you...
07-11-12, 12:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,864
Posted By Fasteryoufool

Morally? Seriously? Who put a gun to his head...

Morally? Seriously? Who put a gun to his head and said "If you don't do this, I'll pull the trigger"?

Nobody. He made that MORAL choice on his own. He made that choice to put himself in...
07-10-12, 02:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,562
Posted By Fasteryoufool

Is she your wife or your owner? Man up and tell...

Is she your wife or your owner? Man up and tell her to piss off.
07-08-12, 12:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,547
Posted By Fasteryoufool

I have a Burley Classic Hitch on my cargo...

I have a Burley Classic Hitch on my cargo trailer, and a poor imitation on my flatbed - it's really all I've ever used. They work fine. On the Burley, I did manage to break the rubber-encased rope...
07-06-12, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,380
Posted By Fasteryoufool

I put 23's on my Giant Cypress ST, and it was...

I put 23's on my Giant Cypress ST, and it was definitely a good/bad tradeoff. They rolled much faster, and the steering/handling was much quicker, but the ride was much rougher (as I expected) and...
07-06-12, 04:46 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,862
Posted By Fasteryoufool

Yup. It works well on a vintage steel roadbike...

Yup. It works well on a vintage steel roadbike too. A couple of years ago on my 1984 Schwinn Sierra that I've turned into a hybrid, I was riding in the hills behind Cupertino. I stopped to pick up...
07-06-12, 04:28 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,970
Posted By Fasteryoufool

I'm sorry you don't understand, too.

I'm sorry you don't understand, too.
07-06-12, 12:10 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,970
Posted By Fasteryoufool

Controlling, much?

Controlling, much?
07-05-12, 10:06 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,343
Posted By Fasteryoufool

If I'm using a shopping cart, I dangle it from...

If I'm using a shopping cart, I dangle it from the handle. If not, I carry it by the strap. I don't personally care who thinks I'm a dork. I know what I think, I know what my wife thinks and...
07-03-12, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By Fasteryoufool

Sorry, got no help for you... just wanted to say...

Sorry, got no help for you... just wanted to say what a cool find!
07-03-12, 11:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,402
Posted By Fasteryoufool

I LOVE my Cypress ST. It's been very...

I LOVE my Cypress ST. It's been very comfortable, reasonably fast and very reliable. The comfort of the Cromoly frame is what decided me. No aluminum vibration for me! I got rid of the pogo-stick...
07-03-12, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 748
Posted By Fasteryoufool

We're throwin' firecrackers, shootin' off rockets...

We're throwin' firecrackers, shootin' off rockets and scarin' the crap outta our cats.

No real plans beyond that for the 4th, wife works until midnight, which seriously curtails my own personal...
07-03-12, 10:59 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,492
Posted By Fasteryoufool

I did once recently, and thought better of it too...

I did once recently, and thought better of it too late. Guy across the way from us on our camping trip asked. Told him it's the cheapest bike Giant makes but it was $350. Then worried for the rest...
07-02-12, 02:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,686
Posted By Fasteryoufool

How are you going to carry them? Panniers? ...

How are you going to carry them? Panniers? Backpack? Trailer?

We use our cargo-box trailer when we're grocery shopping.
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07-02-12, 03:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,343
Posted By Fasteryoufool

Easily? Thanks for your perspective. I...

Easily? Thanks for your perspective. I currently own three bicycles. One of them was a cheap Giant Cypress ST... and I spent more on it than I did on my other two bikes, my wife's bike and my...
07-01-12, 03:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,963
Posted By Fasteryoufool

1. Under-seat tool bag with basic tools and a...

1. Under-seat tool bag with basic tools and a patch kit.
2. Frame pump.
3. Water bottle.
4. 2nd water bottle if it's a long ride, or very hot out.
5. Lock and cable.

If it's winter and...
06-30-12, 08:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 873
Posted By Fasteryoufool

I actually found that as gas prices rose, I got...

I actually found that as gas prices rose, I got more and more inquiries about my trailers. People wanted to know if I bought 'em or built 'em and were always disappointed to find that I'd built 'em,...
06-28-12, 12:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 873
Posted By Fasteryoufool

I've had kind of the opposite effect. As a kid...

I've had kind of the opposite effect. As a kid in Eugene Oregon, EVERYBODY rode bikes. Like Artkansas, the racks at school were always full...

As an adult in California (Bay Area) it wasn't...
06-24-12, 11:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,966
Posted By Fasteryoufool

This is so true... I research the crap out of...

This is so true... I research the crap out of anything before I leave the house to buy it.
06-22-12, 04:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,966
Posted By Fasteryoufool

Can I make a suggestion? Go down to a nursery...

Can I make a suggestion? Go down to a nursery and ask if you can borrow a few bags of soil. They're usually 40 - 50 lbs. each, and you can experiment with escalating weight to see what you're...
06-21-12, 01:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,229
Posted By Fasteryoufool

What are you packing them in? Panniers, trailer,...

What are you packing them in? Panniers, trailer, backpack, what?

I put mine on top of other groceries in the trailer or in the backpack, then put the bread on top of them.
06-21-12, 12:59 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,343
Posted By Fasteryoufool

I'm actually rethinking this right now. ...

I'm actually rethinking this right now.

Where I'm living now, the bicycling culture is virtually non-existent. There's no market for bikes, and bike theft is pretty rare as a result... So often...
06-21-12, 12:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,487
Posted By Fasteryoufool

Me, or Gerv? If you mean me, check the blue...

Me, or Gerv?

If you mean me, check the blue soft-sided cooler on the front of my wife's flatbed trailer. That was full of beer.

She told me: "I've got the tent, the sleeping bags and the...
06-20-12, 09:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,966
Posted By Fasteryoufool

Budget $100 to build a trailer. You can probably...

Budget $100 to build a trailer. You can probably find a used kiddie trailer on Craigslist and get hardware to convert it for cargo for less than that. Both of mine combined were less than $100. ...
06-20-12, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,487
Posted By Fasteryoufool

That's a nice looking rig.

That's a nice looking rig.
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