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03-05-15, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,831
Posted By lopek77

I'm little jealous...I always wanted to have one,...

I'm little jealous...I always wanted to have one, but never saw it anywhere other than on YouTube or TV lol
Please keep us posted. I love to see the progress and the finished bike. Good luck!
03-05-15, 02:09 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,408
Posted By lopek77

I love how Internet works...What if "stupid...

I love how Internet works...What if "stupid drivers every day" means 2 on a 100 mile ride? Why to assume such a things? We all know how hard sometimes is to have fun and stay safe on the roads as as...
03-05-15, 01:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,510
Posted By lopek77

Thomson website not working... Thomson Bike...

Thomson website not working... Thomson Bike Products (http://bikethomson.com)
Regarding torquing sequence, it's a pretty basic rule. It's more important with bigger or longer items, but even small...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-15, 01:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,483
Posted By lopek77

Paraffin is so old school...if you like doing it,...

Paraffin is so old school...if you like doing it, and have a good results with it - don't change it.
But you asked to convince you that it's a bad idea...it's not bad, but there are easier and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-15, 12:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,955
Posted By lopek77

I just shake the bike to remove excess of water,...

I just shake the bike to remove excess of water, and leaving it to dry by itself. I'm lubing the chain next day.
It's an aluminum bike with either stainless steel or aluminum components, so I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-15, 12:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,707
Posted By lopek77

Way better gearing for hills, and since I hate...

Way better gearing for hills, and since I hate hills, I keep my cadence as high on hills as on flat. I also never pedal standing...I'm always on my seat. I broke way too many components going uphill...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-15, 11:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,426
Posted By lopek77

That's what I read: "Entry level bikes for...

That's what I read:

"Entry level bikes for an entry level guy.I really didn't plan to come this far. I had a beaten down 80' Peugeot(PX10 i think) that I was going to try and restore to call a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-15, 10:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,426
Posted By lopek77

Specialized Allez is the best value in the road...

Specialized Allez is the best value in the road bikes. $1000 will get you a nice, quality, entry level road bike.
Forum: Foo
03-05-15, 10:16 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 13,435
Posted By lopek77

http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad61/lopek77/bu...

http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad61/lopek77/buttcream.jpg
03-05-15, 09:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,535
Posted By lopek77

We can't do that...we can't allow people send us...

We can't do that...we can't allow people send us crap, and expect us to be happy about it. It's just a wrong way to make money. Even if seller wants OP to pay for the shipping - they should agree...
03-05-15, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,866
Posted By lopek77

My skin always feels cold on my stomach, but I'm...

My skin always feels cold on my stomach, but I'm never cold there. No matter what I'm wearing, or if it's 13F or just 32F, it's always the same feeling. There is a big group of muscles, that are not...
03-05-15, 08:18 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,408
Posted By lopek77

wow...

wow...
03-05-15, 08:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,535
Posted By lopek77

Too bad you removed the link to the thread which...

Too bad you removed the link to the thread which was almost identical to this one. The guy almost crashed because of the same issue. I don't understand why to remove something that could potentially...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-15, 07:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,850
Posted By lopek77

Me? And if so - why? Assuming it's me, it's a...

Me? And if so - why?
Assuming it's me, it's a folding bike, never drop a chain, and yes...I'm a little confused now :roflmao2:
I'm new to folding bikes since 1985 lol
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-15, 11:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,850
Posted By lopek77

There is no issue if the hinge is on the down...

There is no issue if the hinge is on the down tube, pass the crank. The locking mechanism on my last foldable bike used to open from time to time during the ride. I was leaving 2 tire tracks for some...
03-04-15, 11:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,510
Posted By lopek77

Many young mechanics often complain that there is...

Many young mechanics often complain that there is no such a thing like standard when it comes to bikes. I guess it's the common pain of every fast growing industry, full of new , never ending designs...
03-04-15, 11:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,134
Posted By lopek77

I like to keep my bikes...Frame is the main bone,...

I like to keep my bikes...Frame is the main bone, so if it's not damaged, there is no need to replace the whole bike. My daily rider is just 5 years old, my winter bike is year older... I replaced...
03-04-15, 10:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,312
Posted By lopek77

I have 28/38/48 and 13-34 cassette. I hate hills,...

I have 28/38/48 and 13-34 cassette. I hate hills, and that's why I'm the first one at the top :p My gearing is easy for the hills if I want to be a turtle, but it would kill me if I had to keep...
03-04-15, 09:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,510
Posted By lopek77

Yes, this size is not a common anymore, but there...

Yes, this size is not a common anymore, but there are still a plenty of stems to choose from, and many for dirty cheap. The issue would be the color/brand/angle/length.
Upgrading handlebar and stem...
03-04-15, 09:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,510
Posted By lopek77

Different brand for sure. The failure may be...

Different brand for sure. The failure may be because of Thomson deffects, or because of your riding style, or possibly even something else. Choose something based on strength instead of weight. I...
03-04-15, 09:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,510
Posted By lopek77

The problem may be not with out of warranty item,...

The problem may be not with out of warranty item, but with an unsafe item, which may be factory defected/bad design.
I wouldn't choose same stem again, even if someone was paying me to take it.
...
Forum: Touring
03-04-15, 08:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,116
Posted By lopek77

Wow lol So you are an example of exemption from...

Wow lol So you are an example of exemption from the rule :p So you saying Kindle is excellent for reading, and it should be like that. If you were forced to use only one, which one you would choose?
03-04-15, 08:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,535
Posted By lopek77

“One accurate measurement is worth a thousand...

“One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions”

OP should know what to do by now.

I just learned that things may be bad, stuff can happen any moment, but when needed and when...
03-04-15, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5,531
Views: 445,809
Posted By lopek77

Will be building Panasonic DX 3000 bike for my...

Will be building Panasonic DX 3000 bike for my friend, so this will be very handy.http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad61/lopek77/Mobile%20Uploads/20150303_1723350.jpg
03-04-15, 07:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,535
Posted By lopek77

I can fix a broken, not running car with 2 rolls...

I can fix a broken, not running car with 2 rolls of duct tape, and drive it 100 miles back home...
I also can fix brake fluid leak, loose braking power in 2 wheels and fix it with one rusty wise...
03-04-15, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 625
Posted By lopek77

Welcome back :thumb:

Welcome back :thumb:
03-04-15, 06:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,535
Posted By lopek77

Steel bead looks very kinked on the first and the...

Steel bead looks very kinked on the first and the second photo. Shape of the uninflated tire may be meaningless as previously stated, BUT it's not when it comes to the bead itself. Bead is holding...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-15, 05:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,707
Posted By lopek77

It looks ugly...the big mtb handlebar vs the rest...

It looks ugly...the big mtb handlebar vs the rest of a skinny road bike. As others suggested - buy a flat bar "road bike" aka hybrid. Some of them are as fast as road bikes, but offers better...
Forum: Touring
03-04-15, 04:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,116
Posted By lopek77

Kindle is a hub for buying stuff from them....

Kindle is a hub for buying stuff from them. That's why they push it for so little. I almost bought one for my son, but after checking it out at the store, and reading all the reviews - I decided to...
03-04-15, 04:19 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,421
Posted By lopek77

That's right. It's a business like any other.

That's right.

It's a business like any other.
03-04-15, 03:44 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,408
Posted By lopek77

That doesn't sound promising at all...If we all...

That doesn't sound promising at all...If we all change, than it would be different. Accidents are called accidents for a reason. Paying attention, having common sense and understanding other road...
03-04-15, 02:48 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,408
Posted By lopek77

According to the same logic, I can safely assume...

According to the same logic, I can safely assume that most folks who post CA as a location - have little or no experience with riding their bikes on snow.
"Assume" and "most"... I may be wrong, and...
03-04-15, 01:52 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,408
Posted By lopek77

I found something very interesting about that...

I found something very interesting about that snow video. Seems that folks who lives in a 4 seasons states understand the situation much better. Folks from OR, WA or CA, and from any other "warm" or...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-15, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,462
Posted By lopek77

Here is an interesting read...don't forget to...

Here is an interesting read...don't forget to read comments...Have you wasted money on super light new wheels? | road.cc...
Forum: Touring
03-04-15, 11:01 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,225
Posted By lopek77

That trip sounds awesome. Louisvilley, KY ? There...

That trip sounds awesome. Louisvilley, KY ? There are a few nice trails you can take...Rails to trails next to Maumee river, Slippery Elm trail, Little Miami Scenic trail, Indiana s Historic Pathways...
03-04-15, 10:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,839
Posted By lopek77

From my experience with few different Specialized...

From my experience with few different Specialized Armadillo tires, I would stay away from them. Even if flats are just pure luck, or just luck of it, Specialized tires were champions in numbers of...
03-04-15, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,303
Posted By lopek77

Nice return on the investment... Typical way...

Nice return on the investment... Typical way Craigslist works...That's why it's hard to find a good deal anymore.

$89.99 at the store, MSRP $94.99, $135 at Craigslist... Go figure...
...
Forum: Foo
03-04-15, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7,802
Views: 1,335,462
Posted By lopek77

94?95? What year is it?

94?95? What year is it?
Forum: Foo
03-04-15, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7,802
Views: 1,335,462
Posted By lopek77

but it will confuse the cop for sure lol

but it will confuse the cop for sure lol
Forum: Introductions
03-04-15, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By lopek77

Hey, is TagMeNot website yours? I really enjoy...

Hey, is TagMeNot website yours? I really enjoy it. It's different and it looks like you are one of a hell engineer and thinker :p Keep it going...I bookmarked it for the future read.
There is some...
Forum: Introductions
03-04-15, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By lopek77

They look like they were found in one of Giza...

They look like they were found in one of Giza pyramids....just several hours of drive from OPs place...

And welcome to BF!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-15, 06:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,397
Posted By lopek77

All of my friends who are recreational cyclist,...

All of my friends who are recreational cyclist, have bent presta valve. Don't ask me how, but they manage to do that each and every time.
I guess it is difficult to some :p
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-15, 11:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,973
Posted By lopek77

Just watched few YouTube movies about mounting...

Just watched few YouTube movies about mounting tubular tires...That is easier and faster than changing regular tube...So, why it cost so much at LBS, and why you guys are paying for that?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-15, 09:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,814
Posted By lopek77

BarryJo I think shoulder, but not 100% sure :p

BarryJo I think shoulder, but not 100% sure :p
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-15, 08:06 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,191
Posted By lopek77

Rude? Nah... True? Possibly... :p Maybe TGT1s...

Rude? Nah... True? Possibly... :p
Maybe TGT1s PHD friends were not the sharpest tools in the tool box.:p
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-15, 07:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,814
Posted By lopek77

Little over 3 hours on rollers watching 2 good...

Little over 3 hours on rollers watching 2 good movies on Netflix. Easy pace at around 14-15 mph.
I found I ride much faster to YouTube indoor training videos...
03-03-15, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,141
Posted By lopek77

I just got PCS 9... It works, but quality and...

I just got PCS 9... It works, but quality and craftsmanship is not that good. I would be perfectly fine with it IF it was a Chinese company, not "Proudly made in the USA" business/factory.
I assume...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-15, 07:02 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,191
Posted By lopek77

Same here, and new "blue" addition will make...

Same here, and new "blue" addition will make everything much easier than ever before...

http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad61/lopek77/Mobile%20Uploads/20150303_190004.jpg
03-03-15, 06:08 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,408
Posted By lopek77

There is no WRONG side. It's a bicycle route... ...

There is no WRONG side. It's a bicycle route...



As a cyclist who share the road with much bigger, heavier and faster vehicles, I don't want to be less bothered by that...It's a real danger,...
03-03-15, 05:20 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,408
Posted By lopek77

You are right. That's why cyclist didn't go under...

You are right. That's why cyclist didn't go under that car... We have to deal with so many stupid people each and every day...The question is why? Why stupid people are allowed to drive? Drivers...
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