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10-22-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 160
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Well, you see, um, the 1x11 eliminates the...

Well, you see, um, the 1x11 eliminates the redundancy in the 3x10 gearing, plus it also eliminates the very low end and the very high end of the 3x10, which isn't really desirable or necessary. But...
10-22-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 160
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I suggest that you first determine why your CX...

I suggest that you first determine why your CX bike is less comfortable for longer rides. The obvious difference would seem to be the bike "fit", but that is only a guess. If you want to tour off...
10-21-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 509
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I like flat pedals for mtb and gravel. Toe clips...

I like flat pedals for mtb and gravel. Toe clips and straps for pavement. If I have to hike-a-bike I have the correct shoes for walking, and the same shoes for pavement riding works well for me.
10-07-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,906
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I ride my bike because it helps everything make...

I ride my bike because it helps everything make more sense to me.
10-01-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,328
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I recently got a pair of "ERGO AIR" gloves by...

I recently got a pair of "ERGO AIR" gloves by Louis Garneau. They have gel padding in certain areas. $30 at LBS, and I like them. Previously I wore baseball batting gloves with no padding.

I see...
Forum: Touring
09-21-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I installed a set of Grab On Grips on my rigid...

I installed a set of Grab On Grips on my rigid gravel/bikepacking bike and loved them. Now I have them on my paved road bike, and wrapped them with a gel cushioned bar tape for good measure. I like...
09-12-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,682
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I bought my Fandango three years ago, new, from...

I bought my Fandango three years ago, new, from Alex at MTB tandems. He is great to deal with and the Fandango is a terrific bike. If you can afford a used one from him, I don't think you will be...
07-02-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,584
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Out in the extreme Eastern North Carolina, it is...

Out in the extreme Eastern North Carolina, it is very flat, I have discovered. But there is the wind, which I have discovered may be 30kts or more. It's educational in a sense. A hill that never...
03-25-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,789
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I've had a favorite steel frame bike break out...

I've had a favorite steel frame bike break out with rust (probably from my own sweat) and I didn't like it. I had the frame bead blasted and I rattle can painted it, but it was never the same.

Now...
Forum: Foo
03-16-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 831
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I bought one to secure a few valuables. The...

I bought one to secure a few valuables. The problem with small safes is that 1) you eventually find more and more things to put inside it, so buy a larger one now; and 2) a small one can be carried...
01-22-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,499
Posted By DeadGrandpa

You might want to try sublingual vitamin B12. ...

You might want to try sublingual vitamin B12.

Although I rarely watch daytime TV, one day I caught a few minutes of Dr Oz, who was asking the audience to stand, close their eyes and count to 10...
01-22-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,355
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I like the Specialized helmet that sells for...

I like the Specialized helmet that sells for about $40 at the LBS. It fits well.
01-14-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,278
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I don't find them finicky at all. Never need...

I don't find them finicky at all. Never need adjusting. Never need bleeding. Even swapping wheel sets, zero rotor alignment issues. Through-axle or quick release, I have had no problems. It's better...
01-05-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,170
Posted By DeadGrandpa

What makes you think that you are going to...

What makes you think that you are going to outlive me? I have outlived a wife and a much younger girlfriend. And besides, I have a nephew and a niece or two. When they mature, they may realize that...
01-04-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,170
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I don't have any children. I will grant that some...

I don't have any children. I will grant that some people enjoy raising children, but that's never been a personal goal for me. But let's not be distracted from the main point. Bikes are just as...
01-04-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,170
Posted By DeadGrandpa

To paraphrase a certain philosopher, "A woman's...

To paraphrase a certain philosopher, "A woman's smiling face is very pleasant to see upon awakening from sleep." Oh wait. That was no philosopher, that was me.
01-04-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,170
Posted By DeadGrandpa

That looks like a great solution. For those...

That looks like a great solution. For those readers here who have been anxious about my bike storage drama, the house we chose has both an attached garage and a detached garage. The detached double...
12-19-18, 10:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,970
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I love my Thudbuster ST on my rigid Trek 1120, a...

I love my Thudbuster ST on my rigid Trek 1120, a 29x3 plus bike. I removed the drop seatpost to install the Thudbuster, mostly because I ride forest service roads more than singletrack. Also, I think...
12-02-18, 08:19 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 13,628
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I'm glad someone finally brought up one of the...

I'm glad someone finally brought up one of the existential aspects of bike riding. It's like Tai Chi, a slow, meditative and spiritually enriching approach to cycling. It's why, I think, I so enjoy...
Forum: Foo
11-09-18, 08:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 555
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Parliament Funkadel.... then my brain switches...

Parliament Funkadel....
then my brain switches tracks and I think Rick James and the Mary Jane Girls... Where's the party? Wait, is this thread about aliens? Check the white house. Oops.
Forum: Foo
11-09-18, 08:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,442
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Windchaser embodies the freedom of bicycling, at...

Windchaser embodies the freedom of bicycling, at the foundation level. We all cling to the rebar that is anchored in his spirit. Ride on, Windy.
Forum: Foo
11-05-18, 04:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,767
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I don't like licorice, either. Nostalgia and...

I don't like licorice, either. Nostalgia and personal memories are probably part of the current deadhead mentality, but for some of us, the musical evolution of the performances is also an...
11-05-18, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,976
Posted By DeadGrandpa

The best way I know is to click on the "edit"...

The best way I know is to click on the "edit" button, backspace through the text of the duplicate, then add a few dots, or an ellipsis. For explanation you can put "deleted duplicate post" in...
Forum: Foo
11-05-18, 02:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,767
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I can't disagree. You and me should hang out. 😎

I can't disagree. You and me should hang out. 😎
Forum: Foo
11-05-18, 01:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,767
Posted By DeadGrandpa

The licorice metaphor came from an interview with...

The licorice metaphor came from an interview with Jerry Garcia that I saw. He said it.
Forum: Foo
11-04-18, 08:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,767
Posted By DeadGrandpa

The music of the Grateful Dead is like licorice....

The music of the Grateful Dead is like licorice. Not everyone likes licorice, but the ones that like it, like it a lot.
Forum: Touring
10-31-18, 10:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,814
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Weight limits THEY suggested? You mean like the...

Weight limits THEY suggested? You mean like the bike shop gave me an Owner's Manual? That didn't happen. Maybe that's why I no longer do business with them. Well, one of the reasons, anyway.

Full...
Forum: Touring
10-30-18, 10:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,814
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I've overloaded my Jamis Renegade Expert carbon...

I've overloaded my Jamis Renegade Expert carbon adventure bike, and regretted it. Handlebar shimmy downhill, very scary.

I tried again, pulling an ExtraWheel trailer. That worked, but the better...
10-28-18, 06:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 831
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Jimmy Buffett is an alien, like Elvis. I...

Jimmy Buffett is an alien, like Elvis.

I thought everybody knew that.
Forum: Foo
10-24-18, 07:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 981
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Twice in one thread. I am stunned. Excellent...

Twice in one thread. I am stunned.

Excellent explanation, Doctor. Really excellent.

edit: Regarding Vin Scully, I think he valued his job. We had an official NFL team broadcaster here in...
Forum: Foo
10-24-18, 06:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 981
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Wow. Civil discourse and an exchange of views....

Wow. Civil discourse and an exchange of views. With no name calling. That is the power of baseball. You da man, Hondo.
Forum: Foo
10-24-18, 06:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 981
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I think it's interesting that your interest is...

I think it's interesting that your interest is centered on hate for a particular team. I have wondered why a person has affection (or hate) for any special team. Offensive personalities? I get that...
Forum: Foo
10-23-18, 08:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 981
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I don't care who wins, although I enjoy watching...

I don't care who wins, although I enjoy watching the games.

I wonder what percentage of BF members who watch the Series are old guys? Is baseball dead to the whippersnapper nation?
10-23-18, 07:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,674
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Is low-end aerobic exercise really the same as...

Is low-end aerobic exercise really the same as "racing flat out for hours at a time"? I'm far from being an elite cyclist, but I definitely enjoy hours of low end aerobic exercise, bicycling at a...
10-23-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Very different scenery from what I usually see....

Very different scenery from what I usually see. Excellent video. Thanks.
10-23-18, 06:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 770
Posted By DeadGrandpa

My Jamis has a carbon frame and seatpost, the...

My Jamis has a carbon frame and seatpost, the collar reads 5nm. I used a 2.5 or 3 inch Allen wrench, a thumb and middle finger. The screw sheared in two before turning it got remotely difficult....
10-22-18, 09:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 831
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I've heard of Florida. It's like a foreign...

I've heard of Florida. It's like a foreign country where a bunch of old people live, right? Well, the old people and Jimmy Buffett, I guess. Maybe those old folks figured it out, eh?
10-22-18, 09:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 770
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I sheared off a couple of 5mm machine screws when...

I sheared off a couple of 5mm machine screws when I adjusted the height. I'm using a stainless steel hose clamp right now. However, if I'd had the torque wrench with me to properly tighten the seat...
10-20-18, 01:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,767
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Seven. The number of bikes you want to own is...

Seven. The number of bikes you want to own is seven. Unless you don't want to include tandem bikes. In that case, the number is Five. Hybrid or "Adventure", Road, Folding, Hardtail (or rigid) mtb,...
Forum: Touring
10-19-18, 07:36 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,840
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Please elaborate on the other nine LOK. A new...

Please elaborate on the other nine LOK. A new thread, please.
Forum: Fatbikes
10-18-18, 08:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,332
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I have a 29+ bike with 3 inch wide tires. 30...

I have a 29+ bike with 3 inch wide tires. 30 pounds gives you a bouncy ride and I don't recommend it. At 14 pounds pressure I get grip in the corners of both singletrack and forest service roads,...
10-18-18, 07:32 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,462
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I never noticed the repetition before. Hmmmm.

I never noticed the repetition before. Hmmmm.
10-18-18, 05:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,505
Posted By DeadGrandpa

If I may, I'd like to suggest that you consider a...

If I may, I'd like to suggest that you consider a change in perspective. Unless you insist on measuring your enjoyment of riding strictly on the basis of your performance stats, I suggest you try to...
10-18-18, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,026
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Yeah, and don't let anybody talk bad about your...

Yeah, and don't let anybody talk bad about your riding a hybrid. They are great bikes, the wheels are round and it's a really fun riding position for those of us who aren't training for the TdF. I...
10-18-18, 09:47 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,462
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I had in mind the Grateful Dead version of the...

I had in mind the Grateful Dead version of the traditional song, "Going Down The Road Feeling Bad."
10-17-18, 07:13 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,462
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I love all the seasons. I'm in the Southern USA...

I love all the seasons. I'm in the Southern USA so winter isn't to much misery and there are lots of winter days that the high is 50+F. I hate being cold, but can ride with the right clothing down to...
10-14-18, 06:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 767
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I don't ride much in cold wet weather, but I...

I don't ride much in cold wet weather, but I found nitrile gloves worn inside some Harbor Freight work gloves worked down to a certain temperature. The extra layer, though thin, helped a bunch over...
Forum: Foo
10-13-18, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 598
Posted By DeadGrandpa

What kind of battery bank do you have? 1000 watts...

What kind of battery bank do you have? 1000 watts doesn't sound like enough to me, but I like a few creature comforts.
10-13-18, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,045
Posted By DeadGrandpa

My "gravel" bike is a Trek 1120, and I have the...

My "gravel" bike is a Trek 1120, and I have the stock 29x3 Chupacabra tires. I use my Jamis Renegade Expert as my regular road and light touring bike, running 700x40 Schwalbe Dureme tires. I found...
Forum: Foo
10-13-18, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I don't like them, either. Or the ones younger...

I don't like them, either. Or the ones younger than teenagers. Especially the little noisy ones that can't walk yet. Oh, and if any of those kids or their parents have dogs, well, I hate the dogs,...
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