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10-18-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By 86az135i

I won't be happy until I'm at 0 resting heart...

I won't be happy until I'm at 0 resting heart rate.
10-16-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,099
Posted By 86az135i

Yes parts of the greater Phoenix area has ride...

Yes parts of the greater Phoenix area has ride share scooters and bikes. There's quite a bit around Tempe, but recently cut back since Tempe imposed hefty registration fees on each unit. They are...
10-16-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,047
Posted By 86az135i

I've gotten wet in rivers or lakes and no issues,...

I've gotten wet in rivers or lakes and no issues, although not salt water.
10-14-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,714
Posted By 86az135i

Using a compressible fluid makes the most sense. ...

Using a compressible fluid makes the most sense. If you can figure out a compressible fluid that is as light as air, yet compresses like a fluid, but doesn't leak like a fluid through say a hole in...
10-11-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,383
Posted By 86az135i

Right...even when they contract manufacture for...

Right...even when they contract manufacture for other brands as well? I mean you might as well call Shimano and Campagnolo low grade chains as well.
10-11-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,383
Posted By 86az135i

KMC is also another major manufacturer of chains....

KMC is also another major manufacturer of chains. I've always like theirs a lot.
10-11-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,383
Posted By 86az135i

Generally you can do a +1 speed pretty easily. ...

Generally you can do a +1 speed pretty easily. But a 11speed to a 7 speed sounds like there will probably be issues. But you can try. Then you'll know for sure.
10-11-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By 86az135i

Remember difference in cogs between one gear to...

Remember difference in cogs between one gear to the next makes a big difference. So higher end systems usually are found on higher end bikes that have a high number of gears and generally 1 or two...
10-04-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 870
Posted By 86az135i

Just an FYI, you should report it and the dog...

Just an FYI, you should report it and the dog observed. While most rabies are transmitted by bats in the US and rabies is pretty rare in dogs due to vaccinations. If the dog was rabid and rabies...
09-27-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,083
Posted By 86az135i

What I would say? I would say "hi" and be done...

What I would say? I would say "hi" and be done with it. No reason to be a jerk off. You think someone cares about your opinion? Especially when you're yelling and telling them what to do?
09-18-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,529
Posted By 86az135i

Yes quite a few times. Most recently while...

Yes quite a few times.

Most recently while towing my son going about 17-18, either the derailleur went into the spokes causing the wheel to lock and come out of the drop, or the rear wheel came...
09-18-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By 86az135i

I just treat my bikes as a bike no matter the...

I just treat my bikes as a bike no matter the material. Somehow I manage.
09-13-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 698
Posted By 86az135i

This is what I thought as well. I'm in for this...

This is what I thought as well. I'm in for this idea.
09-13-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,955
Posted By 86az135i

I just passed my drivers test. I can probably...

I just passed my drivers test. I can probably keep up with with professional formula 1 drivers.
09-06-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By 86az135i

If you have a UST rim, then it's pretty damn easy...

If you have a UST rim, then it's pretty damn easy to get a tire on and seated.
09-06-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By 86az135i

Not necessary, and frankly not a good idea. Just...

Not necessary, and frankly not a good idea. Just torque it down to a couple foot pounds, it has an o-ring.
Forum: Foo
09-05-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,583
Posted By 86az135i

When I go car shopping. I walk into the...

When I go car shopping. I walk into the dealership. I say I want that. I don't want any additional services or tack-ons. Here's the price before tax, title, reg I'm willing to pay, cash. Then...
08-29-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,922
Posted By 86az135i

Why were you dumb enough to pay 1k for a 9 year...

Why were you dumb enough to pay 1k for a 9 year old bike? I bought last year, a 2 year old bike that retailed for $4800 for $900.

Who cares how people spend their money. Some people have more...
08-29-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,922
Posted By 86az135i

Well on road bikes, components really haven't...

Well on road bikes, components really haven't changed a whole lot. I would say my 26 year old shimano 600 ultegra tricolor components are near as good as your new 105 components if not better. Only...
08-22-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,339
Posted By 86az135i

I ride 56 at 5'10. But everyone's body...

I ride 56 at 5'10. But everyone's body proportions are a little different.
08-22-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,339
Posted By 86az135i

I mean you can get close to new with the newest...

I mean you can get close to new with the newest gadgets. Last year, I bought a 2016 Trek Boone 9 cross bike. Ultegra grupo, hydraulic disc, tubeless, full carbon for $1000 shipped. Just needed a...
08-22-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,339
Posted By 86az135i

I would honestly look used if you're in the 4-500...

I would honestly look used if you're in the 4-500 dollar range for budget. You will be able to get something far superior.
08-19-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,147
Posted By 86az135i

Ebay, Offerup, and Craigslist are my go to. Last...

Ebay, Offerup, and Craigslist are my go to. Last bike I bought used off of ebay and got a killer deal. Just needed to replace rear derailleur and tires.
08-16-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By 86az135i

Adventure 1000 Feminine most likely. Closer to...

Adventure 1000 Feminine most likely. Closer to 10-14 years old.
08-13-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,346
Posted By 86az135i

I believe a life long license and registration...

I believe a life long license and registration suspensions should be a thing. If you can't find someway to not hit a cyclist and kill them, you shouldn't be on the road.
07-31-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By 86az135i

I disagree with this statement. I'll put my 93...

I disagree with this statement. I'll put my 93 Cannondale R900 against any major manufacturer bike at or below $1000 new today. That it's lighter and faster.

And for every horror story, there...
07-31-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By 86az135i

1. $1000 is a good amount of money for a used...

1. $1000 is a good amount of money for a used bike, you'll be able to find a quality bike
2. Eh, I mean I would go for more utility like a gravel or cyclocross. You'll average about the same speed,...
07-30-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,189
Posted By 86az135i

Send it.

Send it.
Forum: Foo
07-26-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,078
Posted By 86az135i

I understand the hardships. My wife has just...

I understand the hardships. My wife has just gradually declined in her libido especially when kids rolled around. Tried a lot, but it's like skating uphill. I don't even bother trying anymore. Feels...
07-26-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,932
Posted By 86az135i

Feel of the brakes can be modified. If you have...

Feel of the brakes can be modified. If you have mechanical, you can adjust the position of the pad to take up any free space. If hydraulic, generally you can set the free stroke to your liking. ...
07-26-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 847
Posted By 86az135i

That's when you give them your card, and say $200...

That's when you give them your card, and say $200 CAD when you're ready and walk away.
07-26-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,018
Posted By 86az135i

If you have an iphone, i would just go apple...

If you have an iphone, i would just go apple watch just for the easy integration. Otherwise I would find a watch that is gps enabled.
07-25-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 847
Posted By 86az135i

My mom has an approximate same vintage r400 (03...

My mom has an approximate same vintage r400 (03 or 04 IIRC). Decent bike. But I wouldn't pay over 200 USD. IMO the price is too steep.
07-23-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,121
Posted By 86az135i

Uh....sounds like you either have the worst luck,...

Uh....sounds like you either have the worst luck, equipment issues, or might be having operator error issues.

In my experience, the only trouble I had was trying to use gorilla tape. The...
07-19-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 11,818
Posted By 86az135i

105

105
07-17-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,396
Posted By 86az135i

I was in the same predicament as you, about...

I was in the same predicament as you, about 10-15% of my ride if a packed gravel, if not a little more rough. Bought a used cyclocross bike. Threw on some 38mm tires on. Happy.
07-17-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,177
Posted By 86az135i

Trek has a front and rear isospeed mechanism. ...

Trek has a front and rear isospeed mechanism. Mine boone is before they created a front. But I can tell a difference in the rear.
07-05-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,397
Posted By 86az135i

mmmhhh the smell of burning hair. My favorite. ...

mmmhhh the smell of burning hair. My favorite. I'll stick with the centuries old method of a sharpened piece of steel.
07-05-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,397
Posted By 86az135i

I wouldn't suggest only shaving one leg. The...

I wouldn't suggest only shaving one leg. The decreased air resistance on one side of the bike will cause drift to the side with more resistance.
07-05-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,397
Posted By 86az135i

It's fine as long as it's with a straight razor.

It's fine as long as it's with a straight razor.
07-05-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,704
Posted By 86az135i

Physics says absolutely. Obviously no terrain is...

Physics says absolutely. Obviously no terrain is perfectly flat. So you'd have losses there. You will also have losses due to deformation of the tire. More weight equals more deformation. But...
07-02-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,203
Posted By 86az135i

Seems like a slap on the wrist. Involved in...

Seems like a slap on the wrist. Involved in accident when using your phone...$100? C'mon. Just start revoking people's licenses. It's that simple.
Forum: Foo
06-27-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,554
Posted By 86az135i

Lol there is a great future in plastics. But...

Lol there is a great future in plastics. But quite a bit of side effects.
Forum: Foo
06-27-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,554
Posted By 86az135i

Should there be more regulation on Plastics in the US?

This is something that irks me more and more. How do we reduce plastic pollution? Plastic is more pervasive in US society then any other country?

Is the only option to create more laws? I...
Forum: Introductions
06-21-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 877
Posted By 86az135i

Yep it's definitely the more expensive hobby.

Yep it's definitely the more expensive hobby.
06-19-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,755
Posted By 86az135i

I've only been as far south as Harpers Ferry, so...

I've only been as far south as Harpers Ferry, so I can't say for sure. I've since moved but when I rode out there, gravel and cyclocross weren't a thing really at least that I knew of. I didn't want...
Forum: Foo
06-19-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,547
Posted By 86az135i

We don't have a dining room, our kitchen is...

We don't have a dining room, our kitchen is connected to the family room. The den is separate, but it's fairly open. But we still dine at the kitchen table as a family most of the time.
06-19-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,755
Posted By 86az135i

I can vouch for the C&O being a nice ride. My...

I can vouch for the C&O being a nice ride. My first century. OP I'm surprised you haven't considered this since you've done the GAP. The C&O is just an extension of the GAP going through Maryland, WV...
Forum: Introductions
06-18-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 877
Posted By 86az135i

Welcome!

Welcome!
06-17-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 914
Posted By 86az135i

I think it's used on car finish, so it should be...

I think it's used on car finish, so it should be fine for a bike finish. But to be sure, you should test in an inconspicuous spot. The only thing is it might leave a sheen since it's oil based. ...
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