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Forum: Foo
10-18-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 721
Posted By FiftySix

Supposed to be back to 89F here tomorrow. I...

Supposed to be back to 89F here tomorrow.

I sure hope to get in another ride this weekend.

Riding sure beats forum posting.

:50:
10-18-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By FiftySix

It might be a while, but I need to get it done. ...

It might be a while, but I need to get it done.

I do like riding my red Schwinn (https://www.bikeforums.net/g/picture/15135054) as a single speed, but there are so many stop signs around here. I...
10-18-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,165
Posted By FiftySix

Black chainguards do seem to go reasonably well...

Black chainguards do seem to go reasonably well with red bikes. :)
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Forum: Foo
10-16-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 859
Posted By FiftySix

With rope around the neck or hooks through the...

With rope around the neck or hooks through the flesh?

The rope around the neck method is the easy way out and counted as a withdrawal. Might not hurt your GPA, either.

With the hook method, you...
Forum: Foo
10-14-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,206
Posted By FiftySix

The cloud sure seemed to end personal ownership...

The cloud sure seemed to end personal ownership of many things and require subscription services.

I miss being able to own a licensed hard copy of Adobe Creative Suite. I mean I still do, but its...
Forum: Foo
10-14-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,206
Posted By FiftySix

They don't replant up there? One thing about...

They don't replant up there?

One thing about packaging I didn't touch on is if a product is made in China, the packaging is probably made in China as well. I wonder if the Chinese replant their...
Forum: Foo
10-14-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,206
Posted By FiftySix

Not discounting any pollution, but trees for...

Not discounting any pollution, but trees for paper are farmed. Just like a crop of corn.

Driving through the piney woods of east Texas one can see the "fields" of trees at different stages of...
Forum: Foo
10-13-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,206
Posted By FiftySix

I had a 5 day a week subscription to the local...

I had a 5 day a week subscription to the local paper right up to 3 years ago.

I changed or the newspaper's content changed, but I found less and less I wanted to read in it. Too bad, as I had been...
Forum: Foo
10-13-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 859
Posted By FiftySix

It was a different time for sure. Walking through...

It was a different time for sure. Walking through the neighborhood with a BB gun was normal. As long as you didn't shoot pets or property (windows, especially), no one seemed to care. :)
Forum: Foo
10-13-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 859
Posted By FiftySix

Yep, I'm a 1965 baby. I always think of Eddie...

Yep, I'm a 1965 baby. I always think of Eddie Vedder (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Vedder) of Pearl Jam being a Gen Xer, but he was born in December 1964. I think I'll still call him a Gen...
Forum: Foo
10-12-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 721
Posted By FiftySix

But we like it this way. :twitchy: ...

But we like it this way. :twitchy:

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Forum: Foo
10-12-19, 07:01 AM
Forum: Foo
10-11-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,062
Posted By FiftySix

It looks like I derailed Hondo's thread. My...

It looks like I derailed Hondo's thread.

My sincere apologies, Hondo. Please accept this as a peace offering. :D
...
Forum: Foo
10-10-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,062
Posted By FiftySix

Family Guy is known to be more accurate than...

Family Guy is known to be more accurate than Snopes or Wikipedia. :50:
10-10-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,275
Posted By FiftySix

Anything I've chosen to participate in for...

Anything I've chosen to participate in for health, hobby, or fun, is limited by money, time, or space.

When I was into canoeing, I only had the space and money for one canoe. When I was into...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,172
Posted By FiftySix

Here in Texas, the law is: A person may not...

Here in Texas, the law is:

A person may not operate a bicycle at nighttime unless the bicycle is equipped with the following.

Headlamp a lamp on the front of the bicycle that emits a white...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,172
Posted By FiftySix

I saw the same situation a month ago driving down...

I saw the same situation a month ago driving down Washington Ave. (4 lane street) to a downtown customer at 6:30am. It was dark out.

One guy on a road bike in road gear with only a rear red light....
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,479
Posted By FiftySix

Right, but the claimed owner of the bike in the...

Right, but the claimed owner of the bike in the defunct article brought the thread back. I'm hoping to see what all the fuss was about. :)
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,203
Posted By FiftySix

Looks very promising. Thank you for the photos so...

Looks very promising. Thank you for the photos so far. :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
10-06-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,203
Posted By FiftySix

Black reflective strips on tires? I haven't seen...

Black reflective strips on tires? I haven't seen that until now. Looks good in the daylight photos. :)

I'd like to see photos of the black and the white reflective strips next to each other in a...
10-05-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By FiftySix

I think trying a bus-bridge docking system on...

I think trying a bus-bridge docking system on city streets ain't gonna happen. Traffic congestion, traffic lights, freight trucks, rail road crossings, bicyclists on the road . . .
Forum: Foo
10-02-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,596
Posted By FiftySix

"Robot" replacing another human job making da...

"Robot" replacing another human job making da pizza pie.

https://triblive.com/business/technology/this-robot-can-make-300-pizzas-in-an-hour/

Like I said before, more humans are born onto this...
Forum: Foo
09-29-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,300
Posted By FiftySix

You get used to it here on the Gulf Coast....

You get used to it here on the Gulf Coast. Especially if you grew up down here. No hills or mountains either.

If it wasn't for Christmas themed holiday TV and movies, we'd be hard pressed to know...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,203
Posted By FiftySix

Why not do both? Nothing wrong with that if one...

Why not do both? Nothing wrong with that if one wants to. :)
Forum: Commuting
09-26-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,203
Posted By FiftySix

I'm a big fan of reflective sidewall tires for...

I'm a big fan of reflective sidewall tires for night riding. Those two big reflective circles are hard to mistake for anything other than a bicycle.
Forum: Foo
09-25-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,596
Posted By FiftySix

McDonald's is committed to eliminating human...

McDonald's is committed to eliminating human employees where possible. They recently bought an AI company to automate drive throughs.
...
09-21-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,082
Posted By FiftySix

I'm guessing "mind my own business"?...

I'm guessing "mind my own business"? :foo:
09-19-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,082
Posted By FiftySix

I like riding with my hands off the bars with a...

I like riding with my hands off the bars with a bike stable enough to make it easy to lean through sweeping turns. It's one way to take a load off the hands for a bit.

I'll admit, I get my hands...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 707
Posted By FiftySix

Hope you've been staying out of the high water,...

Hope you've been staying out of the high water, HBC. The recent heavy rains sure don't make bike testing or riding easy.
09-16-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By FiftySix

Good lighting at night sure is necessary if you...

Good lighting at night sure is necessary if you have any car traffic around you.

This morning, I left the house around 5:50am to drive downtown for a service call. I was driving my minivan down a...
09-15-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,050
Posted By FiftySix

A really nice build. More than I can do, that's...

A really nice build. More than I can do, that's for sure. Looks like great fun. :D
09-15-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By FiftySix

I love those kind of bars. Makes me think of...

I love those kind of bars.

Makes me think of my motorcycle days and they feel good while riding, too. :)
Forum: Foo
09-14-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8,207
Views: 774,715
Posted By FiftySix

A metal roof! Nice upgrade.

A metal roof! Nice upgrade.
Forum: Foo
09-13-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10,224
Views: 2,076,562
Posted By FiftySix

I was thinking it was a social halitosis session.

I was thinking it was a social halitosis session.
09-13-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,327
Posted By FiftySix

Yep. I've heard many stories about how doctors...

Yep. I've heard many stories about how doctors treat their patients. It would appear that those with very good insurance coverage will get very good medical treatment, while those with less insurance...
09-13-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,509
Posted By FiftySix

I vote for you getting a second bike Fen. It...

I vote for you getting a second bike Fen.

It sounds like you're not done with offroad riding and that Trek Roscoe 8 sure isn't a 20 year old rigid mountain bike asking to be turned into a road...
09-11-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 980
Posted By FiftySix

My only experience is with the 21st century...

My only experience is with the 21st century Schwinn cruisers.

Someone around here has linked the webpage below before. Worth a look see for the old Schwinn catalog scans.
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09-09-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By FiftySix

I never knew that. Thanks for the link. :thumb:

I never knew that. Thanks for the link. :thumb:
09-09-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By FiftySix

Those tires look right at home on that bike....

Those tires look right at home on that bike. :thumb:
09-09-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 304,605
Posted By FiftySix

Good catch. :) The front sprocket has 38...

Good catch. :)

The front sprocket has 38 teeth. With the original 19 tooth rear sprocket and 700x35 tires, that bike was set for about 54 gear inches. Yes, a low speed gear for sure.

As seen in...
09-09-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 304,605
Posted By FiftySix

My 20 year old daughter has asked to ride my...

My 20 year old daughter has asked to ride my wife's low mileage 2007 Schwinn Jaguar. Well, all those years hanging on the ceiling weren't kind to that bike.

So, a wipe down, general service,...
09-09-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By FiftySix

A two fer. Excellent. :thumb:

A two fer. Excellent. :thumb:
09-08-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 695
Views: 40,209
Posted By FiftySix

You don't remember these? :D ...

You don't remember these? :D

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09-05-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 482
Posted By FiftySix

Only one tooth difference? Unless the wheel is...

Only one tooth difference? Unless the wheel is already at the rearward adjustment limit, you ought to be able to use the same chain without removing links.
Forum: Foo
09-04-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By FiftySix

Saturday I spent the day moving my oldest...

Saturday I spent the day moving my oldest stepdaughter and Sunday I worked on my daughter's car, did lawn work, and rode my bike to cool off.

I took Monday off from the outdoors and I didn't feel...
09-02-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 695
Views: 40,209
Posted By FiftySix

I think the recumbent cyclists are being dissed...

I think the recumbent cyclists are being dissed here.

:popcorn
09-02-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,229
Posted By FiftySix

Some factory saddles are surprisingly good. ...

Some factory saddles are surprisingly good.

I almost always have to change the saddle for any bike I've ever bought. Yet, the 7 year old saddle that came with my Schwinn I got a month or two back...
09-02-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,592
Posted By FiftySix

For old rock hard grips that you know are going...

For old rock hard grips that you know are going straight to the trash, I've simply cut them off with a utility knife. One slit along the bottom side of the grip, and it's free. :)
09-01-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 695
Views: 40,209
Posted By FiftySix

Sure, if you use an electric carving knife and...

Sure, if you use an electric carving knife and only cut off a little each day. :twitchy:
09-01-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,440
Posted By FiftySix

Rollin' on a fattie. Nice bike, Kirby. :thumb:

Rollin' on a fattie. Nice bike, Kirby. :thumb:
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