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12-12-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,038
Posted By atnyc

I tend not to sell my bikes. The money an old...

I tend not to sell my bikes. The money an old bike can get doesn't even begin to dent the hole of a new bike purchase. So there's no financial incentive to sell an old bike that's sidelined by an...
12-11-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,670
Posted By atnyc

Well, I applaud your honesty. :) I never...

Well, I applaud your honesty. :)

I never care that much about frame materials. There was a time, at the infancy of so of these "new" materials, some materials have this or that drawbacks. But a...
12-11-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,592
Posted By atnyc

Everyone of my bikes are "good" bike for me when...

Everyone of my bikes are "good" bike for me when I bought them.

That's because I chose them for what I want to use them for. It's the right bike for the function. Even the fit, was chosen with...
12-11-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,670
Posted By atnyc

Nope! I assumed it's about an expensive high end...

Nope! I assumed it's about an expensive high end bike that doesn't quite work out!

And I assumption was backed up by the post contents as a correct one.

Only people who had an axe to grind...
12-11-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,670
Posted By atnyc

I now see what you mean. :( But as you say,...

I now see what you mean. :(

But as you say, the OP is a good sport. I bet he's having a good fun time reading this latest off the tangent drift of the thread while watching his accuser frothing...
12-11-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,862
Posted By atnyc

Or wrong derailleur for the cog.

Or wrong derailleur for the cog.
12-10-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,670
Posted By atnyc

Your world is all about forums? :foo:

Your world is all about forums? :foo:
12-10-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,670
Posted By atnyc

Maybe it is. But I was in similar situation more...

Maybe it is. But I was in similar situation more than once. So it feels pretty real to me.


That's why I said it was a good thread half of the time!

But really, a cyclist gets humbled all the...
12-10-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,031
Posted By atnyc

:lol: :lol: :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol:
12-10-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,670
Posted By atnyc

The "test ride" confirmed he no longer like the...

The "test ride" confirmed he no longer like the bike, AND WHY too. He can now sell it. Paint chip or no paint chip, he'll net more dollar than it hanging on the wall. Not to mention freeing up space...
12-09-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,670
Posted By atnyc

Wow! What an excellent thread! That is, the...

Wow! What an excellent thread!

That is, the first half of it, till about post #30'ish, when there's little else constructive to be added. But since the OP got his question answered clear and well....
12-09-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,031
Posted By atnyc

Thank you very much. That's the best and most...

Thank you very much. That's the best and most relevant answer I was hoping for. Not necessarily a definitive yes or no, but a clear explanation of what goes into the consideration.

It goes...
11-15-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,031
Posted By atnyc

It's a simple question. Does or does not auto...

It's a simple question. Does or does not auto insurance cover racks?

Seems people are more interested in prying into the detail of an accident. Perhaps for entertainment value?

If it were my...
11-15-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,031
Posted By atnyc

Not for the rack alone. But what about a...

Not for the rack alone. But what about a collision that has vehicle damage already? The deductible would have already been satisfied on the car repair itself. So it's more a question of whether...
11-15-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,031
Posted By atnyc

Does auto insurance cover bike racks?

Hitch/roof racks in particular, as these are rather costly.

I know auto insurance does NOT cover the BIKES on the rack. That's for home owner insurance to cover.

But if there's damage to the...
10-11-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,725
Posted By atnyc

Some of us don't have the luxury to choose how...

Some of us don't have the luxury to choose how much to climb... when you live in region with no flat stretches.

Here in my home county, the joke is, if you can mow your lawn without help (engine...
10-11-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,435
Posted By atnyc

Thank you! From post #6: "Change your...

Thank you!

From post #6: "Change your cassette when a new chain skips or otherwise acts up"

Strangely enough, my chain rarely skips. My indication is usually "otherwise acts up", typically poor...
10-10-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,435
Posted By atnyc

Bravo!

Bravo!
10-10-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,435
Posted By atnyc

So what‘s your answer to the OP’s question of...

So what‘s your answer to the OP’s question of 1000 mile for replacing the chain? Not too early? :rolleyes:
10-10-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,435
Posted By atnyc

People break $hit from walking too!:rolleyes:

People break $hit from walking too!:rolleyes:
10-09-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,435
Posted By atnyc

I just found these excuses and justification for...

I just found these excuses and justification for early chain/cassette replacement bordering old wife's tale. A holdover from days when bike components were flimsy and don't last.

Sure, if you...
10-09-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,435
Posted By atnyc

How often are you out of the saddle? Unless...

How often are you out of the saddle?

Unless you're racing, and are sprinting out of the saddle in a pack, a skipped chain should not cause anyone to go down. Sure, you'll wobble a bit. But any...
10-09-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,435
Posted By atnyc

Except time is money too. That's the most...

Except time is money too. That's the most expensive part of "PM"!

For those who can detect such tiny performance differences, I solute you.

But for those who advocate replacing less expensive...
10-09-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,435
Posted By atnyc

I don't actually do "preventive" maintenance! I...

I don't actually do "preventive" maintenance! I just don't!

I change cable when the shifting gets sloppy. Change chains when they start skipping (on random cogs, change cassette if it skips on...
10-08-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,435
Posted By atnyc

All my bikes are over 10 years old. But since I...

All my bikes are over 10 years old. But since I have never had any issue of chainrings skipping, I guess my NOT changing chains for less than 3000 miles (more like ~4000 mi between chain change on...
10-08-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,435
Posted By atnyc

You must ride a lot! Or keep your bikes for very...

You must ride a lot! Or keep your bikes for very long?

How many months/years does it take you to ride 60,000 miles?

I keep bikes a lot longer than average already. But none of my bikes had pass...
10-07-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,440
Posted By atnyc

You must be riding in flat country? The...

You must be riding in flat country?

The biggest "boost" on average speed is climbing. That's because you spent a lot more time climbing than descending (assuming you ride a loop, which has as...
10-07-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,435
Posted By atnyc

How do you determine when you "have to" replace...

How do you determine when you "have to" replace the chainring?
10-07-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,054
Posted By atnyc

How do you plan to fix a flat if the wheel is...

How do you plan to fix a flat if the wheel is bolted on?
10-06-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,054
Posted By atnyc

Come off? How? Dropouts are typically...

Come off? How?

Dropouts are typically either vertical or facing forward, so the rear wheel will only come off when your bike is taken off the ground or go backward! Are you planning to do a lot...
10-05-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,636
Posted By atnyc

I don't so much "worry" about other people's...

I don't so much "worry" about other people's fitness/health strategy. Just sharing what us "mileage junkies" takes that for granted but might not be immediately obvious to others.

One of the...
10-05-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,636
Posted By atnyc

Concur on the cutting back distance due to no...

Concur on the cutting back distance due to no good place to stop. Some of my regular/favorite stopping places had not reopened post lockdown. I've been caught out a few times when I arrived at my...
10-05-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,636
Posted By atnyc

Really? That's interesting! I did mine some...

Really? That's interesting!

I did mine some years ago. For me, the first metric century was a bigger deal, as that was the first one that was psychological intimidating. Once done, all "round...
10-05-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,636
Posted By atnyc

Now that you've done it once. No more big...

Now that you've done it once. No more big mystery, no big deal either, right?

You can now do it as often as you like. And you should do it more often than once a year.
10-04-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,922
Posted By atnyc

:roflmao:

:roflmao:
10-04-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,913
Posted By atnyc

Better yet, why not compare bikes to wines. The...

Better yet, why not compare bikes to wines. The older the better! :)
10-04-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,228
Posted By atnyc

That's a very good idea!

That's a very good idea!
10-04-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,922
Posted By atnyc

On the one hand, I don't know how much the worry...

On the one hand, I don't know how much the worry about carbon and aluminum are really backed up by real world experience.

That said, it would be a very good idea if you often have minor crashes....
10-04-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,228
Posted By atnyc

It's true you can get it back on easier than...

It's true you can get it back on easier than getting it off. But getting a pedal off isn't the easiest thing. For one thing, one need to figure out which way to loosen it. Get it wrong, it won't come...
10-04-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,142
Posted By atnyc

As long as they don't put baloon tires on it. It...

As long as they don't put baloon tires on it. It would work just great as an errand bike, which is what most people would want.
10-03-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,913
Posted By atnyc

Quite! 20 years on one set of tire? That shows...

Quite! 20 years on one set of tire? That shows how much the tires had ever been out!

I guess even a $200 bike can sit quite nicely for 20 years and looking like new.
10-03-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,762
Posted By atnyc

How about slap on a pair of aero bars triathletes...

How about slap on a pair of aero bars triathletes use? That take the weight completely off the wrist!

Sure she can't use it all the time. But if she use it half of the time, it'll help a great...
10-03-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,913
Posted By atnyc

Actually, some of those $300 bikes are keeping...

Actually, some of those $300 bikes are keeping bike shops going by their constant need of adjustments and repairs, replacement parts too.
10-03-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,228
Posted By atnyc

Don't you have a pedal wrench? It's easy enough...

Don't you have a pedal wrench? It's easy enough to take one of the pedal off and put the 9/16 pedal to the hole. It should be pretty obvious if it's too large.

(but if you don't have a pedal...
10-03-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,142
Posted By atnyc

Yes! I don't understand this. You have a...

Yes!

I don't understand this. You have a "friend" who can sell you a bike. Go ride it around the block. If you hate it, tell him no sale. Then you're back to buying a lousy bike from big box store...
10-03-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By atnyc

While the "latest" (of every product) is...

While the "latest" (of every product) is pointless, only the "greatest" would be justified, but only if the benefit applies to the owner.

In this case, the only benefit so far identified is the...
10-01-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,830
Posted By atnyc

I fit that description. I can remember twice...

I fit that description.

I can remember twice "big" incidents:

1) I banged up the derailleur hanger in a minor crash (actually a major crash, was in the ER and only 3 months later that I looked...
10-01-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 829
Posted By atnyc

In that case, the make and modal matters even...

In that case, the make and modal matters even less!

It's the condition "whether it's fixable" that matters 100%

Total waste of brain cell.
09-30-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 829
Posted By atnyc

Yes. You're missing the condition of the bikes. ...

Yes. You're missing the condition of the bikes.

I agree with cxwrench

With older bikes, especially old entry level bikes, the modal and components level don't really matter. Far more important...
09-30-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By atnyc

Don't quite get the sentiment. What does the...

Don't quite get the sentiment. What does the upgrade give you?

So far you've listed all the discounts available. But what's the benefit of the new bike?
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