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05-03-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 53,103
Posted By Gym123456

Milwaukee has the typical bus system with routes...

Milwaukee has the typical bus system with routes for specific travel points, going back and forth all day, but it also had a Freeway Flyer system that took people from outlying area parking lots to...
04-29-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 53,103
Posted By Gym123456

There's only a few causes for this to have risen...

There's only a few causes for this to have risen to 82/mile and they're the recent supply/COVID problems/oil price increases and the reasons for all of these are ridiculous.
04-26-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 53,103
Posted By Gym123456

Whether Wall St is the main answer or not, it...

Whether Wall St is the main answer or not, it would be very destructive to install a cross-country mass transit system because so much building has occurred and in order for the system to reach the...
04-26-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,135
Posted By Gym123456

It does flare outward- the end is conical and the...

It does flare outward- the end is conical and the bands prevent the pieces on it from falling off. It works like one of these-
...
04-25-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,788
Posted By Gym123456

Since I screwed up my knee last June, I haven't...

Since I screwed up my knee last June, I haven't been able to ride much, so my core strength isn't good. Over the Winter, which is another reason I didn't ride, I cleaned & lubed my Giant MTB, changed...
04-14-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,255
Posted By Gym123456

Another issue is that even though the US isn't...

Another issue is that even though the US isn't nearly as old as Europe, it hasn't been blown to smithereens and rebuilt in the last 100 years- as young as it is, the US still has a fair number of...
04-12-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,255
Posted By Gym123456

Here, none. I meant it as a general term. MKE's...

Here, none. I meant it as a general term. MKE's bus system isn't large enough to be called that and its management could never handle a real mass transportation system nor would the public adopt it....
04-12-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,255
Posted By Gym123456

Holland is smaller in area than all US states,...

Holland is smaller in area than all US states, other than Rhode Island- much easier to make such drastic changes in the transportation system than in a country that's as large and decentralized as...
04-11-22, 05:12 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,255
Posted By Gym123456

As cities expand, greater distance between where...

As cities expand, greater distance between where people live and where they need to go increases and going to only one place makes no sense, now that gas prices are so high. It IS about convenience,...
02-24-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 628
Posted By Gym123456

Didn't know about it, but thanks- I have a bunch...

Didn't know about it, but thanks- I have a bunch of parts to move.
02-11-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,112
Posted By Gym123456

Well, that seems to have been a cheap fix- I...

Well, that seems to have been a cheap fix- I reinstalled the drive and rode it for about 15 minutes yesterday, which was a good thing, considering I still have breathing problems from COVID. I still...
02-10-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,112
Posted By Gym123456

I asked the guy I got the trainer from and he...

I asked the guy I got the trainer from and he told me he didn't change the oil, then I talked with someone at a place that sells & repairs machinery- decided to guy some 40wt and try that. If it's...
02-09-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,114
Posted By Gym123456

BTW- if anyone works out at a place like Anytime...

BTW- if anyone works out at a place like Anytime Fitness, DO NOT use their meal planner! I started going there and the site asked about my workouts, height/weight, age, etc. It would then calculate...
01-25-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,623
Posted By Gym123456

I could ask one of my customers- he's a cardiac...

I could ask one of my customers- he's a cardiac transplant surgeon and has about 20 bikes in his basement......
01-22-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,623
Posted By Gym123456

I have never heard that quitting anything cold...

I have never heard that quitting anything cold turkey is a permanent solution- even if it means changing to a healthy diet, cravings creep in.

I recently had COVID and after eating the food that...
01-21-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,112
Posted By Gym123456

Where did you get the oil?

Where did you get the oil?
01-20-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,112
Posted By Gym123456

I was thinking about using power steering or...

I was thinking about using power steering or tranny fluid- both handle far higher temperatures they're pretty stable and they contain anti-foaming agents. Pretty sure the viscosity would be OK, too. ...
01-20-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,112
Posted By Gym123456

My trainer is from Blackburn but they said they...

My trainer is from Blackburn but they said they have no info, which may well be due to the fact that they just buy products that are designed by someone else- why go through the expense of designing...
01-18-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,676
Posted By Gym123456

I found that the inactivity caused by dislocating...

I found that the inactivity caused by dislocating my left kneecap has done wonders for making my leg smaller.

I don't recommend that.
01-18-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,676
Posted By Gym123456

As mentioned, don't train for strength, train for...

As mentioned, don't train for strength, train for endurance. Big weights=big muscles, subject to the person's physiology.
01-16-22, 05:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,112
Posted By Gym123456

Shouldn't it do that constantly? It doesn't- only...

Shouldn't it do that constantly? It doesn't- only starts after about 15 minutes and only if I'm in a higher gear, riding fairly hard. I'm not standing up because I'm still rehabbing my knee, so I'm...
01-15-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,112
Posted By Gym123456

The rear bearings felt beautiful when I checked...

The rear bearings felt beautiful when I checked them but since I was in the process of going through the bike, I did clean & lube everything. I like to set my bearings so there's no play and there's...
01-03-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,112
Posted By Gym123456

I used it, it just had this issue and I ride...

I used it, it just had this issue and I ride every time I go for therapy so it's not my only option.
12-28-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,112
Posted By Gym123456

By design, the faster the impeller spins, the...

By design, the faster the impeller spins, the harder it is to move in any fluid but the oil that's in there is very thick. I would have assumed it would be thinner since even an automatic...
12-28-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,112
Posted By Gym123456

Might be time to go to a shop that sells fluid...

Might be time to go to a shop that sells fluid trainers so I can spin the wheel and compare the resistance/feel.
12-28-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,112
Posted By Gym123456

How thick (WQRT viscosity) is the lubricant? I...

How thick (WQRT viscosity) is the lubricant? I did see it all over when I searched for it.

I expect some burn and being huffy-puffy after/during a ride- that's part of the experience. If I only...
12-28-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,112
Posted By Gym123456

I went to an orthopod around Aug 1 and he didn't...

I went to an orthopod around Aug 1 and he didn't think surgery was necessary, although I should have asked more questions about getting some kind of timeline for recovery. I don't expect pinpoint...
12-26-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,112
Posted By Gym123456

Just to be clear, it's fine for awhile and then,...

Just to be clear, it's fine for awhile and then, it becomes more difficult to turn the impeller and it feels almost like I'm on a washboard road or path. I had a wind trainer before and I hated it,...
12-26-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,112
Posted By Gym123456

I don't like the 'everything is disposable'...

I don't like the 'everything is disposable' mentality and since this doesn't have the above mentioned silicone, it's likely that someone changed it. Maybe someone sells some other kind of oil based...
12-24-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,112
Posted By Gym123456

Well, I found out what is used in Saris and...

Well, I found out what is used in Saris and Kinetic trainers- Thermodynamically-neutral medical grade silicone fluid. Great- where do I get this?
12-23-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,112
Posted By Gym123456

Not sure he actually used it, but I'll ask.

Not sure he actually used it, but I'll ask.
12-23-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,112
Posted By Gym123456

OK, I have varied the pressure on the tire, no...

OK, I have varied the pressure on the tire, no change. I removed the flywheel assembly from the base and opened it- seems as thick as 80-90wt gear oil and smells similar, too. I called Jensen Bike...
12-17-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By Gym123456

"You got cushion on my new table saw**********?...

"You got cushion on my new table saw**********? How could you do that********************???? I needed that grease!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Spot Shot is a good cleaner, but I would test it on an inconspicuous...
12-07-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By Gym123456

Thanks for the clarification. How far West?...

Thanks for the clarification.

How far West? I think it's a moot point in my case, because I'm not a fan of riding outside in Winter. Last time I rode toward the North, I started at Mequon Rd and...
12-06-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By Gym123456

MKE buys salt every Winter and sometimes, they...

MKE buys salt every Winter and sometimes, they don't use all of it, so the excess is sold off to other communities. I think I'll take a few photos next time I drive past- the mounds are pretty...
12-06-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By Gym123456

It has a SRAM 5.0- the housings look original-...

It has a SRAM 5.0- the housings look original- not sure why they decided to use a front entrance, though- most of the DRs I see have it looped over the top and coming in from behind. As you can see...
12-06-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By Gym123456

I'm in the Milwaukee area- AFAIK, the main trail...

I'm in the Milwaukee area- AFAIK, the main trail close to my house isn't plowed and I avoid riding on streets because everyone drives like idiots. Also, more than 9200 cars have been stolen in MKE...
12-06-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By Gym123456

Shift cable routing on Giant Sedona

I'm in the middle of setting up a Giant Sedona that I bought recently- it hadn't been maintained particularly well, so I'm doing the clean/lube and replacing cables & housings. The housing at the...
11-30-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,275
Posted By Gym123456

Do any of you use Kinesiology Tape? I had seen...

Do any of you use Kinesiology Tape? I had seen it on athletes for years, but didn't need to know what it did until my kneecap pain several years ago, which started while I was doing knee extensions...
11-28-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,275
Posted By Gym123456

When I was diagnosed, the specialist said it was...

When I was diagnosed, the specialist said it was from bones and tendons growing at different rates. Makes sense, but I WAS involved in several sports and when we played basketball during PE class, it...
11-28-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,275
Posted By Gym123456

No idea about the data- I have been going for PT...

No idea about the data- I have been going for PT because I dislocated my left kneecap (I tell people I was proving that I don't actually have Cat-like reflexes) and WRT OS, that was the worse of the...
11-28-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,114
Posted By Gym123456

Any time. :) But seriously- who hasn't heard...

Any time. :)

But seriously- who hasn't heard someone say "I just can't lose weight"?
11-27-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,114
Posted By Gym123456

That was for people working on farms and heavy...

That was for people working on farms and heavy labor- nobody who isn't trying to lose weight needs to intermittently fast.

The easiest way for someone to lose weight is to not eat much and work...
11-26-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By Gym123456

A couple of issues I saw in this video- The...

A couple of issues I saw in this video-

The drill bit is too long to be safe. I have a scar in my bicep from a drill bit that fractured as it was being used to drill a hole in a wooden garden...
11-25-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,369
Posted By Gym123456

I joined recently and am a bit surprised to see...

I joined recently and am a bit surprised to see the number of people who are in the Milwaukee area. The Craig's List 400 in Pewter that's leaning against the tree (Brown Deer, WI) looks almost...
11-24-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,275
Posted By Gym123456

I had a problem during Freshman year of High...

I had a problem during Freshman year of High School, called 'Osgood-Schlatter Disease', which is caused by the lower patellar tendon pulling on the connection point to the Tibia. Mine were fractured,...
11-23-21, 04:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By Gym123456

Heating the post causes the post to expand and...

Heating the post causes the post to expand and that makes it more difficult to remove. If you can get some freeze mist (used for rapidly cooling electronic components) , spray it inside of the post...
11-22-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,693
Posted By Gym123456

Only five years, 2-1/2 months after the previous...

Only five years, 2-1/2 months after the previous comment- a new indoor record! DOH!
11-21-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,693
Posted By Gym123456

I live in the Milwaukee area and because of the...

I live in the Milwaukee area and because of the way idiots drive here, I don't ride on roads if I can avoid it. Fortunately, we finally have a system of bike trails and this is possible. I have...
11-02-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,112
Posted By Gym123456

Right- I understand what they do and a bit of how...

Right- I understand what they do and a bit of how they work (like a torque converter in an automatic transmission, it doesn't resist until the speed/pressure increase) but when it slows, it's drastic...
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