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03-03-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2,560
Views: 170,391
Posted By UncleG

Another 10 mile shakedown. The bike is ready, my...

Another 10 mile shakedown. The bike is ready, my hind parts are not.
03-02-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,331
Posted By UncleG

A while ago I was reminded that as a baby boomer...

A while ago I was reminded that as a baby boomer growing up in a neighborhood we all had plenty of kids in the neighborhood to play with. We could scrounge up a baseball game in a half a minute.
...
02-25-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,172
Posted By UncleG

I trashed my ankles a few times in my youth, foot...

I trashed my ankles a few times in my youth, foot issues, etc... It ended up to be very uncomfortable to even jog. Boot camp was hell. Luckily we ran in formation most of time, individually I was...
02-25-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2,560
Views: 170,391
Posted By UncleG

I put in a few (maybe 5 miles). Finished...

I put in a few (maybe 5 miles).
Finished grooming my latest acquisition (2013 Surly LHT), pulled it off the bike vice, grabbed a bottled water, hit the neighborhood (nice hood, rolling roads). Ran...
02-24-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,331
Posted By UncleG

I'm at the tale end of the boomers and I'm 66. I...

I'm at the tale end of the boomers and I'm 66. I ride.
Forum: Touring
02-23-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,898
Posted By UncleG

There are multi-fuel choices, and nicely compact....

There are multi-fuel choices, and nicely compact. MSR burner/hose/bottle is surprisingly stable and light.

ACCESSIBLE Fuel choices "Coleman" stove fuel (i.e. While gas, Naphtha, Lighter fluid).
...
Forum: Touring
02-23-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,619
Posted By UncleG

In a pinch - fingernail polish or hardener, just...

In a pinch - fingernail polish or hardener, just under the nut/spacer. Fingernail products might vary, and might crack under stress... but "in a pinch" means just that.
Forum: Touring
02-23-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,619
Posted By UncleG

I've dug around a little bit for an appropriate...

I've dug around a little bit for an appropriate torque wrench for bicycle specifications and there are quite a few selections out there. Do you have any recommendations?

Thanks!
02-21-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,735
Posted By UncleG

A new bicycle might motivate some to spruce up...

A new bicycle might motivate some to spruce up their garages and organize the tools.
02-21-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,532
Posted By UncleG

Why do cable locks exist? The same reason...

Why do cable locks exist?

The same reason house locks exist.

To keep honest people honest.
02-21-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 910
Posted By UncleG

Not familiar with Schwalbe tires. But I use...

Not familiar with Schwalbe tires. But I use Continental Tour.

I'm more interested in tubes. I think there are a lot of inferior quality tubes on the market.

I'm more interested in rim strips.
...
02-19-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,916
Posted By UncleG

Patience

There are so many garage Queen bicycles out there it might take a couple of years to find the elusive "exceptional deal" but it's out there.

A bit of due diligence on your part will get you to...
02-19-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 910
Posted By UncleG

26" schraders

I heard the 26" Presta Valve tubes are going to stop being produced and they're going to shift back to the Schrader on the 26", reason being - other options (29in tires) are replacing the 26" in the...
02-19-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,331
Posted By UncleG

Eatin dust...

I'm at the tail end of the baby boomer generation, and I'll be honest there's a lot of baby boomers who are 10-15 years older than me who are totally bonked.

One thing I have hypothesized is...
Forum: Southeast
02-16-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By UncleG

Thanks in advance. ...

Thanks in advance.

https://www.komoot.com/tour/288592314?ref=wtd

Know the rules regarding the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel for bicyclists.

Check the ferry schedules this is the time of year...
02-15-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 16,351
Posted By UncleG

I've been looking around for a couple of years...

I've been looking around for a couple of years for one and then around two years ago I met a guy up on the C&O canal who had one and I spent about half an hour talking to him and took his LHT for a...
02-14-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 16,351
Posted By UncleG

I just picked up a well maintained 2013 LHT not 3...

I just picked up a well maintained 2013 LHT not 3 months ago. It was pressed into commuter service at some point.

I almost have it ready, maybe next week.

Thanks for the info on the LeMonds.
02-14-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 16,351
Posted By UncleG

I must have missed that. But I imagine the...

I must have missed that. But I imagine the exoctics filter to markets with money to purchase them.

and I say that because it was probably two-and-a-half 3 years ago I took a neighbor's bike in to...
02-14-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,414
Posted By UncleG

IIRC fixie's don't have brakes. I think we called...

IIRC fixie's don't have brakes. I think we called them track bikes. Which means if the single speed has brakes it is not a fixie.

And why are fixies which have the direct drive AND brakes not...
02-14-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,414
Posted By UncleG

I checked out the velodrome in Bangkok on a local...

I checked out the velodrome in Bangkok on a local riders fixie...

I was a teen, on an early 60s Hercules 3-speed, who rode over to the velodrome for a demo, and at the end of the tour and...
02-14-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,072
Posted By UncleG

"saw one once at a bike show in Detroit, and was...

"saw one once at a bike show in Detroit, and was just shocked that it seemed to be made like a 1950s bike, probably with iron salvaged from scrapped battleships!"

Reminds me of Navy shipyards and...
02-14-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,072
Posted By UncleG

[QUOTE=s5fskzfv;21917847] "Are there any...

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"Are there any bikes like this that can be purchased in the US that are not too expensive (under $500?, under 300?)?"

Used, or the actual Swiss Army Bike.

In Asia...
02-14-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 16,351
Posted By UncleG

If I was in the market right now, I would...

If I was in the market right now, I would concentrate on high end component road bikes from the 80s into the 90s. There are some beautiful bargins out there. I rather fancy a high end Raleigh with...
02-14-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,916
Posted By UncleG

Panasonics rule!!!

Until u get your finances in order work on endurance and stamina. Give up on costly vices, eat healthy and ride what you have.

High School buddy road across the continent 2x on an old late 60s...
02-14-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,675
Posted By UncleG

Battery powered tools have changed the criminal...

Battery powered tools have changed the criminal tactics.
Why breach a door, and a possible alarm, when you can easily saw through the side of a house to gain entry...

The same saws and grinders...
02-13-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 9,684
Posted By UncleG

I always keep cardboard handy. Cut out a usable...

I always keep cardboard handy. Cut out a usable rectangle and use it to catch overspray behind the chain during application of the selected product.
02-13-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,016
Posted By UncleG

Shattered

I was 3 steps up a ladder, turned around to grab some more tarp, literally stepped out into space..slid down the 3 rungs, landed on my hand, shattered my wrist. This was a few years ago... that wrist...
02-12-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,823
Posted By UncleG

Have you considered visiting a few new, and old...

Have you considered visiting a few new, and old school, or indie shops and what their solutions are?
02-12-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,505
Posted By UncleG

New tracks will opening up soon... count on it.

New tracks will opening up soon... count on it.
02-12-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 16,351
Posted By UncleG

Sales will verify that steel frames have never...

Sales will verify that steel frames have never gone out of style or demand. Exotics are nice, but steel seems to work just fine. I miss the lug art.
02-12-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,336
Posted By UncleG

Panasonics rule!!!

Remember back in the late 80s early 90s Panasonic came out with a bicycle where you went into a shop, they put you on a machine which was like a slide rule and when you're all dialed in on this...
02-12-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,405
Posted By UncleG

The ideal would probably be 62mm'ish, which seem...

The ideal would probably be 62mm'ish, which seem to be readily availble. To actually know It's gotten to where it's going to involve a bike shop. Let me start talking about extending seatposts and...
02-11-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,856
Posted By UncleG

Some M/C style dropouts welded on the rear with...

Some M/C style dropouts welded on the rear with the screw adjuster for a making sure the chain is straight and also alleviate the problem of your back wheel coming off or front wheel for that...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-10-21, 02:38 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 317,299
Posted By UncleG

"The first crepe is for the dog" (old French...

"The first crepe is for the dog" (old French saying).

I imagine most hand crafted work suffers from the same amusements in the learning curve.
02-09-21, 05:41 PM
02-09-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,675
Posted By UncleG

At one place I worked we were told not bring our...

At one place I worked we were told not bring our bicycles inside the building... if you wanted to have a bicycle after the work day you would put your bicycle inside the building... and there were...
Forum: Introductions
02-09-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By UncleG

Howdy

Hello from Tidewater,

Wikipedia "Tidewater region" for more info. It's a piedmount area, flat, beaches, outer banks, fishing, vild und swine. Temporate climate, perhaps a bit like France.
...
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