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07-29-08, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By Mentor58

I got a Marin Mt. bike for my wife. Best trade...

I got a Marin Mt. bike for my wife. Best trade I've ever made.

M58
Yes, it's an Old Joke... I'm an Old Person.
07-29-08, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By Mentor58

Sounds like it just went bad on you. I've used...

Sounds like it just went bad on you. I've used ice in them for years, filled them all the way (think of it this way, since you are simply putting water into an opening, it's really not possible to...
Forum: Recumbent
07-29-08, 04:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,482
Posted By Mentor58

You might want to do a search on "Leg Suck" on...

You might want to do a search on "Leg Suck" on that one before you give it a try. :) It may seem like a good idea, but the downside is not going to be fun.

M58
Forum: Recumbent
07-29-08, 04:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,482
Posted By Mentor58

Never been there. I'm down around Nashville TN,...

Never been there. I'm down around Nashville TN, my Dad lives in Southern Ill, so I've heard of the shop, but haven't actually experenced it.

Sorry.

M58
Forum: Recumbent
07-29-08, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By Mentor58

I do it all the time. Really depends on how much...

I do it all the time. Really depends on how much I'm carrying, yada-yada. I've had some pannier / rack combos where the front ones needed a bit of an extension on the hook on the bungie cord to...
07-29-08, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By Mentor58

I can't believe it... 10 posts and nobody...

I can't believe it... 10 posts and nobody suggested converting it to a fixie / SS ?

:)

M58
07-29-08, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By Mentor58

I'm wondering if it could be as simple as a...

I'm wondering if it could be as simple as a tension adjustment on the RD cable? If that new cassette doesn't register EXACTLY on the same point as the old one, you may just be off a 'tich on the...
07-29-08, 04:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,292
Posted By Mentor58

I remember those pics Danno posted from a thread...

I remember those pics Danno posted from a thread before on bicycle lights. IIRC it's a surplus spotlight from an Army tank. Would probably be good for stripping paint, getting a quick spot tan,...
Forum: Recumbent
07-25-08, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,073
Posted By Mentor58

You realize that riding a 'bent, with an umbrella...

You realize that riding a 'bent, with an umbrella hat (especially if it's a multicolored one) may possibly cause you to be mistaken for a Fred? :) :) :)

M58
Who once fixed a propeller to the top...
07-25-08, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,153
Posted By Mentor58

Which is proof that on this forum (like all...

Which is proof that on this forum (like all forums) there are people who have WAY too much time to think about things, and then argue them with a passion and intensity not usually found outside of...
Forum: Recumbent
07-25-08, 08:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,482
Posted By Mentor58

I don't know where in Central Illinois you are,...

I don't know where in Central Illinois you are, but there is an excellent Bike Shop in Mascoutah, IL (down around the St. Louis end of the state that you may want to check out. It's called "Midwest...
Forum: Touring
07-25-08, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 992
Posted By Mentor58

I'm riding a 'bent when I do touring now, so I've...

I'm riding a 'bent when I do touring now, so I've got it easy. I use a pair of convertible fishing pants. (supplex nylon so they wick and dry fast, legs zip on and off). I wear a set of UnderArmor...
07-25-08, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,500
Posted By Mentor58

I'd second looking at the tube, see where it let...

I'd second looking at the tube, see where it let go. I'm going to make a friendly bet that it's on the inside (rim) part of the tube. Almost everytime thats happened to me it's been a rim tape...
07-23-08, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By Mentor58

If I'm tracking right, if you went the OTHER way...

If I'm tracking right, if you went the OTHER way you would be out of luck entirely, in that case neither the Brakes (Campy) or the Levers (Shimano) would have a way to release tension. ???

M58
07-23-08, 09:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 957
Posted By Mentor58

Well it all depends on what TYPE of water you're...

Well it all depends on what TYPE of water you're using. If you use ordinary tap water, water suited for the common riff-raff, then don't be surprised if your bike bursts into flames, or at the very...
07-23-08, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By Mentor58

You might want to double check that frame...

You might want to double check that frame sticker, I suspect that it's actually Alpha Aluminum. It looks like it might be a lot like the Trek 7.2 or so...
Forum: Touring
07-23-08, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By Mentor58

Great writeup. I hadn't heard of the 'extra...

Great writeup. I hadn't heard of the 'extra wheel' before, but now I'm thinking it might be an attractive alt to to some other ideas I've got. I am just trying to imagine the TE with it attached...
07-23-08, 07:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 739
Posted By Mentor58

I usually do this, find the worst place on the...

I usually do this, find the worst place on the rim (you can do this watching it move in and out in relation to the brake pads. Next I will usually adjust the pair of spokes at the worst point in the...
07-23-08, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,270
Posted By Mentor58

I've heard from some sources that you shouldn't...

I've heard from some sources that you shouldn't do a 4 bike rack on a 1.25 hitch, but I've also seen them for sale, so I'm not sure who to believe.

From what I recall, it's not the weight of the...
07-23-08, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 739
Posted By Mentor58

It sure will... If you tighten the spokes on...

It sure will... If you tighten the spokes on BOTH sides of the rim, it will pull it in toward the hub, Loosen the spokes on both sides it will move it away from the hub (ok, technically it allows...
07-23-08, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,270
Posted By Mentor58

Yep... they make hitch adapters, here's a couple...

Yep... they make hitch adapters, here's a couple of links.. Northern Tools...
07-23-08, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 739
Posted By Mentor58

The thing that will get you is that you actually...

The thing that will get you is that you actually turn the spoke wrench OPPOSITE to what your common sense tells you. Turning it to the right (what you usually think of as TIGHTENING) actually...
07-23-08, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By Mentor58

you might want to try the 'Tar and Bug' remover...

you might want to try the 'Tar and Bug' remover for cars that they sell in the car-wash and detailing dept. I've also found that Goop is great on a lot of things, put it on, let it sit a while, you...
07-23-08, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By Mentor58

Ohhh... Can I change my vote??? I like that...

Ohhh... Can I change my vote??? I like that idea.

M58
07-23-08, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By Mentor58

I would think maybe a red and black tape. Give...

I would think maybe a red and black tape. Give you a focus point, draw attention to the treking bars, since they are different from the run of the mill drops / flat bars. I'm not personally crazy...
07-23-08, 02:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 267
Posted By Mentor58

He's Back.... (Vanity)

Just wanted to say "HI" again to all my BikeForums fiends. (whoops, should have written 'friends'). I've been away but now I'm back and ready to take part again in the best forum site on ANY topic...
Forum: Recumbent
07-23-08, 02:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,482
Posted By Mentor58

I love my 'bents, am in the process of getting...

I love my 'bents, am in the process of getting almost all the other bikes ready for sale. I enjoy the fact that on the TE (especially) it's like I'm sitting in the world's biggest IMAX theater, just...
Forum: Touring
07-23-08, 02:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,560
Posted By Mentor58

The thing that I've learned about touring is that...

The thing that I've learned about touring is that I can

Start Late in the Day
Ride slow
Dawdle and sightsee all day

The only thing is, I'm limited to just 2 of the 3 on any given day...
Forum: Recumbent
07-23-08, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,851
Posted By Mentor58

You are Absolutly right about different 'bents...

You are Absolutly right about different 'bents riding totally differently. There is FAR more difference between how my Tour Easy and the F5 handles than between any two DF bikes I've ridden. Not...
Forum: Recumbent
07-23-08, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,504
Posted By Mentor58

I use a plain old Sardis Bones trunk rack for all...

I use a plain old Sardis Bones trunk rack for all my bikes. The TE goes on upside down, that helps with the weight distribution, and keeps the seat out of the wind. I don't bother to pull the...
Forum: Recumbent
07-23-08, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,851
Posted By Mentor58

I've got both a Tour Easy (LWB) and a Rans F5...

I've got both a Tour Easy (LWB) and a Rans F5 (SWB High Racer). I'm a couple of MPH faster on the F5 due to the much better aerodynamics of the position. I know that a lot of factors enter into the...
Forum: Foo
11-19-06, 09:22 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,713
Posted By Mentor58

A day without MERTON was like a day where...

A day without MERTON was like a day where everybody lived in a world where things made logical and coherent sense. In other words, a boring day.

Steve W
Forum: Touring
11-08-06, 05:17 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,551
Posted By Mentor58

^^^ That's what I thought at first, but then I...

^^^ That's what I thought at first, but then I realized that I was going about it all wrong. I'm going to be training with a double cheese large pizza each night, toppped off with a quart of ben and...
11-08-06, 05:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,291
Posted By Mentor58

They call it the "Chain Master". It's designed...

They call it the "Chain Master". It's designed to fit into the dropout in place of your rear wheel. It supports the chain and gives it something to loop over when you're cleaning your chain. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-06, 03:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,934
Posted By Mentor58

I recommend anybody but this guy...

I recommend anybody but this guy...
11-07-06, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 877
Posted By Mentor58

My Favorite jersey right now....

My Favorite jersey right now....
Replies: 16
Views: 1,168
Posted By Mentor58

When I'm hot and tired, about the only Gatoraide...

When I'm hot and tired, about the only Gatoraide that I can swallow is the 'lemonaide' flavor. All the rest seem too sweet by then.



Man, Tab tastes, to me, horrible when it's fresh.... I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-06, 01:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 933
Posted By Mentor58

Testostrone, the forgotten training aid.

Testostrone, the forgotten training aid.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-06, 01:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,407
Posted By Mentor58

I did almost the same thing, was out for a couple...

I did almost the same thing, was out for a couple of days tour, before I stared out I reached into the seat bag, made sure that I had patches, a tube, levers, multitool, etc. Had a flat the last...
Forum: Touring
11-06-06, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By Mentor58

Generally you can check the phone book, or simply...

Generally you can check the phone book, or simply contact any church or religious institution, the pastor can give you that info too.

Steve Wagner
Forum: Touring
11-06-06, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,163
Posted By Mentor58

If I recall correctly (and I know I posted it in...

If I recall correctly (and I know I posted it in some other thread), mine is about 26 pounds, that's with a brooks B17 saddle, and a Tubus lightweight rack.

Steve W
Forum: Touring
11-05-06, 07:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,551
Posted By Mentor58

I was just leafing thru Bicycle Magazines book on...

I was just leafing thru Bicycle Magazines book on Touring, and their basic recommendation was that you should be able to pick up the bicycle with everything loaded on it and be able to carry it for...
Forum: Touring
11-03-06, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By Mentor58

Are you talking about "Streets and Trips"? If...

Are you talking about "Streets and Trips"? If so, I would love to know how to export a route to GPS. I haven't seen that functionality in it.

Steve W.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-06, 06:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,660
Posted By Mentor58

grabs a drink and sits back to enjoy the show.....

grabs a drink and sits back to enjoy the show.....
10-30-06, 08:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,109
Posted By Mentor58

I thought that they followed the man in the...

I thought that they followed the man in the official blazer and filled the little bottle.

Steve W
Forum: Touring
10-30-06, 08:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,551
Posted By Mentor58

I've just sat down and started to weigh up...

I've just sat down and started to weigh up things. At my weight by this guide, I can plan on not more than 80 pounds. My LHT is about 27 pounds with racks front and rear. Add in the 6 poiunds for...
10-30-06, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By Mentor58

Oh, one last thing... (as Columbo might say), you...

Oh, one last thing... (as Columbo might say), you will probably want to check the B-Screw adjustment on the derailer after you get things set up.

Steve W
Forum: Touring
10-30-06, 04:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,551
Posted By Mentor58

I was just playing with that in an Excel...

I was just playing with that in an Excel Spreadsheet that I made up... sounds like I'm going to have to start that "Jumbo Pizza and Cheese Fries" diet. Actually it makes good sense, I know I have a...
10-30-06, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By Mentor58

Ok, so now all I need is a helmet with long...

Ok, so now all I need is a helmet with long braids covering it, and I'm good to go. (rasta-helmet)

Steve W
10-30-06, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By Mentor58

My Volpe is set up with a MTB front crank and a...

My Volpe is set up with a MTB front crank and a 12-27 cassette on the back. I love it, gets me a 98 inch gear at the top end, and a 22 inch at the bottom, with nice tight spacing inbetween. Get a...
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