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01-05-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By grizzly59

x-acto knife or box cutter as above. They will...

x-acto knife or box cutter as above. They will pick off, braking will smooth it out.
Forum: Foo
12-30-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 350
Posted By grizzly59

You could try one of these, not a gimmick,...

You could try one of these, not a gimmick, sometimes they work great. Ace hardware maybe, then HomeDespot, etc. If you're adventurous, a garden hose and some rags, washcloths, etc. for packing. One...
12-20-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By grizzly59

bolt plus locking nut

bolt plus locking nut
12-20-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By grizzly59

I would sell those and slap on some nice Dura-Ace...

I would sell those and slap on some nice Dura-Ace / Ultegra brakes w/ Kool Stop pads. I think you can get $300+ for those.
12-15-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,430
Posted By grizzly59

Lookup using a book and a tape measure against a...

Lookup using a book and a tape measure against a wall to get your true bicycling inseam length. And look at the specs for the length of the crank arms that come with each size. Just your height in...
12-15-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,134
Posted By grizzly59

I think there are 2 versions, one is reusable,...

I think there are 2 versions, one is reusable, and one is "one use only", or some such.
12-07-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 457
Posted By grizzly59

Catastrophic failure in the 1st 14 days. Maybe....

Catastrophic failure in the 1st 14 days. Maybe. After that, whatever the bike shop feels like on that day.
12-06-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,898
Posted By grizzly59

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate ...

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate


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Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,443
Posted By grizzly59

Wear a crew length sock on the left, quarter...

Wear a crew length sock on the left, quarter length on the right. Folks who would be noticing your derailer are now transfixed on your socks. Different colors for the brave. Derailers today are so...
12-01-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By grizzly59

The only issue I can see- if I read the data from...

The only issue I can see- if I read the data from Mobil correctly (odds are about 1 in 5), 220 is a NLGI 0 grease, that may be too thin. Don't get a 5gal pail before you get some of that grease in...
11-30-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By grizzly59

Gold Star for asking before Mongo-ing the wheel...

Gold Star for asking before Mongo-ing the wheel and wrecking it. :thumb:
11-29-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,047
Posted By grizzly59

I’m a bit of a heretic. I think as you get...

I’m a bit of a heretic. I think as you get older, diet becomes more and more important relative to exercise for losing or maintaining weight. My resting metabolism is lower at 62 than it was at 22....
11-26-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By grizzly59

Factory bikes often have a crank arm length...

Factory bikes often have a crank arm length that’s in proportion to the frame size. And that’s not always an easy swap if you need a different crank arm length than the one that’s on that bike.
11-24-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,286
Posted By grizzly59

I feel your pain brother. I have a good bit of...

I feel your pain brother. I have a good bit of riding experience, and all it really boils down to: when my eyes see the road ahead, I have dingers in my head go off when I recognize all kind of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,021
Posted By grizzly59

Tide Plus Febreze Sport. You can't just do a...

Tide Plus Febreze Sport. You can't just do a rinse every time.
11-22-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,151
Posted By grizzly59

Minneapolis + Minnesota Vikings = Purple + Gold

Minneapolis + Minnesota Vikings = Purple + Gold
11-20-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By grizzly59

Steel fork or Aluminum tube carbon blades?

Steel fork or Aluminum tube carbon blades?
11-19-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By grizzly59

3955 is track, maybe 300grams 3956 is road,...

3955 is track, maybe 300grams
3956 is road, maybe 350g
Can you find any numbers like that anywhere on the rim?
11-17-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 3,931
Posted By grizzly59

I agree with some of this. I think threadless...

I agree with some of this. I think threadless fork / stem was a definite improvement. But the latest integrated cockpit is expensive overreach. 9 speed rear is better than 5, but I’ll stop there....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,488
Posted By grizzly59

Local info is the best. Wunderground says Sunday...

Local info is the best. Wunderground says Sunday in Perth, Australia- Wind increasing. A few clouds from time to time. High 23C. Winds SSW at 25 to 40 km/h. I would look at the course and take that...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,393
Posted By grizzly59

Awesome looking commuter bike. Ballpark how much...

Awesome looking commuter bike. Ballpark how much does that baby weigh?
Forum: Commuting
11-11-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,393
Posted By grizzly59

If you're going to go off road with your MTB,...

If you're going to go off road with your MTB, then leave the knobbies on. I thought maybe this was a dedicated commuter. Tire wear will suffer on pavement, and the decrease in speed vs a road bike...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,393
Posted By grizzly59

With tires that match the task I vote for...

With tires that match the task I vote for commuting with a mountain bike. Wheels are tougher, you can curb hop whenever without a second thought. Riding through traffic is easier upright with the...
11-11-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,211
Posted By grizzly59

Warning? That's not even worth a mention, just an...

Warning? That's not even worth a mention, just an exuberant good morning
11-11-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By grizzly59

If the chart says to put in 1580, subtract about...

If the chart says to put in 1580, subtract about 25 from that and that's about what what their chart would say if it had a spot for 20x1.5. Catsup and a tape measure, riding your bike at the tire...
11-10-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,211
Posted By grizzly59

I’ve seen 2 near misses between SUVs and...

I’ve seen 2 near misses between SUVs and ambulances with the lights and sirens going in the last couple months. Full daylight, turning at intersections. That gives me a hint as to my visibility on a...
11-08-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 9,150
Posted By grizzly59

Took 42 days. Or so.

Took 42 days. Or so.
11-06-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,724
Posted By grizzly59

The big problem with thread repair of a crank-...

The big problem with thread repair of a crank- the pedal has to end up aligned with the BB spindle when the pedal is installed. You will get a very weird feeling as you pedal if it’s just a bit off.
11-03-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,000
Posted By grizzly59

They knew they hit you.

They knew they hit you.
11-01-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,602
Posted By grizzly59

So basically that shop does repairs, but doesn’t...

So basically that shop does repairs, but doesn’t sell parts. I have had experience with that back in the 80’s, but I haven’t used a shop for repairs or parts since then. Another generation and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,290
Posted By grizzly59

The one with the lowest gear.

The one with the lowest gear.
10-27-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,129
Posted By grizzly59

Tasteless sign at Houston bar

https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/transportation/article/Houston-truck-yard-sign-bicycle-accidents-16564851.php

Or you can google something like "Truck Yard Houston bike accident sign"
10-27-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 781
Posted By grizzly59

I would not use 80 cent chicom brake cables. I...

I would not use 80 cent chicom brake cables. I might have to use my brakes and stop.
10-25-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 909
Posted By grizzly59

https://www.cateyeamerica.com/tire-size-calculator...

https://www.cateyeamerica.com/tire-size-calculator/

So just for sport-

26" wheel- I'll estimate a 1.5x26 (40-559) tire, rolling circumference 2005mm per Cateye
88 RPM ave cadence
42 chainring...
10-25-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 909
Posted By grizzly59

If you are riding with a 42 tooth chainring and...

If you are riding with a 42 tooth chainring and 15 tooth cog that would be pretty close. Your 66cm dia might be a bit high.
10-24-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By grizzly59

Old truck mudflap, floormat

Old truck mudflap, floormat
10-24-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,802
Posted By grizzly59

Thumbs up here, most awesomest thought of the...

Thumbs up here, most awesomest thought of the day/week/month/year!

Very nice bike, how many guys are left who can hand torch like that?
10-23-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,432
Posted By grizzly59

My mom is 90. I took her keys away at 89 as she...

My mom is 90. I took her keys away at 89 as she was a danger to every living thing on the planet. Did not go over well, understatement. State dmv refused to help, no driving test needed for a license...
10-21-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,632
Posted By grizzly59

Word. This should be reread a few times.

Word. This should be reread a few times.
10-20-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,632
Posted By grizzly59

You fix Bob's bike, new brake pads for $25. Bob...

You fix Bob's bike, new brake pads for $25. Bob gets hit in an intersection, head injuries, long term care. Bob's health / car / whatever insurance company(s) are going after the driver. Their...
10-20-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By grizzly59

I have an orange Silca from about 1980. The gauge...

I have an orange Silca from about 1980. The gauge itself unscrews from the main brass piece, sealed with an aluminum crush washer. Take the gauge out, see if the inlet is blocked or crudified....
10-18-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 949
Posted By grizzly59

I ride a Trek 2200, nice bike. Goofy wheels. Do...

I ride a Trek 2200, nice bike. Goofy wheels. Do the wheels on the 5500 have the spokes arranged around the rim in pairs, with gaps between the pairs (not every spoke evenly spaced around the rim)? If...
10-17-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By grizzly59

Specialized chart shows 5' 7" - 5 10" is a 54cm,...

Specialized chart shows 5' 7" - 5 10" is a 54cm, comes with a 100mm stem. You went down 1 size to a 52cm, comes with a 90mm? Cranks 170mm vs. 172.5. That's prob what I would have done. If you have...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 970
Posted By grizzly59

My guess- there’s a trick to cutting this lock....

My guess- there’s a trick to cutting this lock. Once the trick gets known, it’s just another lock.
10-14-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By grizzly59

You mean the bolt for the saddle clamp? I would...

You mean the bolt for the saddle clamp? I would call around for a real hardware store, prob family owned. If you're lucky and can talk to a live wire, they should know at least what you are talking...
10-13-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 581
Posted By grizzly59

If you can find a Tange (Levin) headset crown...

If you can find a Tange (Levin) headset crown race it may work.
10-12-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By grizzly59

If the tube is still straight I would just ride...

If the tube is still straight I would just ride it. You can't pound out dents in Al, but if there is no cracking I'd ride it. The other 345 degrees of tube around the dent are plenty strong. Tube...
10-11-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By grizzly59

You can line it all up, mark with a sharpie. ...

You can line it all up, mark with a sharpie. Drill small holes and use a small ziptie. But may tick against derailer arm, have to see.
10-11-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,510
Posted By grizzly59

All the Kum Ba Yah encourages these folks. Being...

All the Kum Ba Yah encourages these folks. Being pepper sprayed and having your bike tossed in the creek might be enough of a Significant Emotional Event to evoke reflection and behavior change.
10-09-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By grizzly59

I don’t know. This is what I do. Make sure the...

I don’t know. This is what I do. Make sure the rim holes on the inside of the rim are nice and clean, no burrs. Talcum powder tube + inside of tire. Mount one bead of tire. Squeeze the air out of...
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