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09-21-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,674
Posted By HBCruiser1

Nice. Working again today. I am still cruising...

Nice. Working again today. I am still cruising the cruiser, but a lot less in the last year. Did my double last year (June 2018) and just about retired. Working crazy hours and also blew an achilles...
09-20-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,674
Posted By HBCruiser1

Ooooooo, 10-speed by 1970. Yea, probably not. The...

Ooooooo, 10-speed by 1970. Yea, probably not. The BMX bikes had smaller more straight up handlebars, definitely a little better equipped for "tricks".
Stingray?! Nice. You must have been one of the...
09-20-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,674
Posted By HBCruiser1

Jim, you never bunny-hopped as a kid on a bmx...

Jim, you never bunny-hopped as a kid on a bmx bike? I thought we all did especially those of us that grew up before they cut the sidewalks. Bunny-hoppping the curbs at intersections made a huge...
09-20-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,674
Posted By HBCruiser1

The Dr. said "steep ass hill" which means, damn...

The Dr. said "steep ass hill" which means, damn steep!
09-20-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,674
Posted By HBCruiser1

I think if you live in an area of a city council...

I think if you live in an area of a city council member(s) or maybe an affluent friend of a city council member, your streets are done more often. That's the only thing that makes sense for repaving...
09-20-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,016
Posted By HBCruiser1

Ha, not sure I know what I'm doing, but it works...

Ha, not sure I know what I'm doing, but it works for me so far. ;)
I am in HB. PM me and let's ride. I don't have Instagram but I'll see if I can still view whatever it is you're posting.
09-20-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,486
Posted By HBCruiser1

Nice bars. Who cares what they look like. Comfort...

Nice bars. Who cares what they look like. Comfort is king!

The beacon is not a bad light at 50 lumens for $15 and rechargeable. I'd prefer something brighter but I understand about budgets and...
09-13-19, 01:24 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 69,456
Posted By HBCruiser1

Well, I guess that settles it folks. ooga-booga...

Well, I guess that settles it folks. ooga-booga has never had an issue. I guess it's all been a figment of people's imagination. Good thing municipal action to remove the ~1500 vagrants off the SART...
09-10-19, 01:33 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 69,456
Posted By HBCruiser1

You are absolutely correct, it is nonpartisan....

You are absolutely correct, it is nonpartisan. However, you do have to honestly look around and see who's running things.

Who's making the decisions, in this case to do nothing.?

Who's behind...
09-09-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,805
Posted By HBCruiser1

I have the same situation. Minimal value on just...

I have the same situation. Minimal value on just the freebie 3G but strap on the Garmin 1000 and good quality headlight and tailight, and the value skyrockets!
09-09-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 992
Posted By HBCruiser1

Origin of the term "Beach Cruiser"

Responded with this on a thread but thought some might find it interesting.
I was confused at first after reading this because I know the fatter tired bikes and single speeds have been around since...
09-09-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,077
Posted By HBCruiser1

"...the term “beach cruiser” was actually coined...

"...the term “beach cruiser” was actually coined in the early 70s by Larry McNeely, the owner of Recycled Cycles in Newport Beach, California, when he began refurbishing old cruiser bikes into...
09-09-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,805
Posted By HBCruiser1

That Brooks saddle and those tires about triple...

That Brooks saddle and those tires about triple that old bike's value. ;) Don't walk too far away from it!
09-07-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 69,456
Posted By HBCruiser1

THIS! This is the problem with helping those that...

THIS! This is the problem with helping those that really need it. Adding to what TGT1 cited about the hospitals, there was also a push to close the mental hospitals because they were not taking care...
09-07-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 69,456
Posted By HBCruiser1

I've often cited this myself. There are...

I've often cited this myself. There are definitely groups involved in this mess. For the 20% or so that really need the help, we can't effectively help them until the laws are changed so that family...
09-07-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 69,456
Posted By HBCruiser1

Wow, possibly the most loser response you could...

Wow, possibly the most loser response you could possibly make. I am somewhat educated on the matter. I've got actual thoughts not just cheap shots and baseless rhetoric.

Compassion? How about...
09-06-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,667
Posted By HBCruiser1

Wow. Nice bike.

Wow. Nice bike.
09-06-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,016
Posted By HBCruiser1

Hello CodeZero. "Performance" cruiser is a bit...

Hello CodeZero. "Performance" cruiser is a bit contradictory. LOL I think the performance part would come more through the rider than the bike, though you can do some things to enhance performance,...
01-14-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,479
Posted By HBCruiser1

I often ride for distance as my prime motivation...

I often ride for distance as my prime motivation because I like to be ready for anything interesting that may pop up. A buddy of mine asked a couple of weeks ago to join him on a 200k and I'm bummed...
09-10-18, 12:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,522
Posted By HBCruiser1

Jim, thank you for the shout-out and I still owe...

Jim, thank you for the shout-out and I still owe you that beer, if/when we ride together some day, for helping me finish that ride with your magic cramping pill!!

BTW I just finished my first...
07-12-18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,405
Posted By HBCruiser1

Good for them (pat on head). I'll continue to...

Good for them (pat on head). I'll continue to count on myself for my safety.
07-12-18, 12:31 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,405
Posted By HBCruiser1

You're making the assumption the truck driver did...

You're making the assumption the truck driver did not check his mirrors or is not paying attention. Humans are no where near perfect. Perhaps he did check his mirrors and honestly did not see her....
Forum: Commuting
07-12-18, 11:56 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 14,631
Posted By HBCruiser1

I live in a beach community. 98% of the people...

I live in a beach community. 98% of the people don't wear helmets and I don't see bodies littered all over the place. I'm a live-let-live kind of guy. If you want to wear a helmet, wear one. If you...
Forum: Northeast
02-04-18, 12:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,319
Posted By HBCruiser1

That does seem to be a tight scale! Yes,...

That does seem to be a tight scale!

Yes, some cyclists don't like wind or hills, kind of the same thing in my mind. To me winds are just a long hill, with similar mental challenges. I like...
Forum: Northeast
02-02-18, 08:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,319
Posted By HBCruiser1

Yea, I think I'm going to ditch the idea. Chalk...

Yea, I think I'm going to ditch the idea. Chalk it up as "bad timing" or "an act of God". :)
Just too much up in the air and I need some room in my bag. All that bike and cold weather gear is taking...
Forum: Northeast
02-02-18, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,319
Posted By HBCruiser1

Thanks for the heads up! Wow, yea windy big time!...

Thanks for the heads up! Wow, yea windy big time! I certainly won't be riding in that. Is this a solid forecast or could it change again? 38F looks good, but those winds, no way. I could certainly...
Forum: Northeast
02-02-18, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,319
Posted By HBCruiser1

OMG that is hilarious (in hindsight). Never even...

OMG that is hilarious (in hindsight). Never even showed! Terrible!
I think the last time I was in Boston I ate at a nice restaurant at the top of that building.

I'm arriving in Boston around 6am...
Forum: Northeast
02-01-18, 10:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,319
Posted By HBCruiser1

Good stuff. Thanks guys! Yes autonomy, I see the...

Good stuff. Thanks guys! Yes autonomy, I see the temps swinging from mid 20's to 30's so I'll see what I can do. Unfortunately the hybrid I'm renting doesn't have fenders but I will have a jacket.
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01-31-18, 02:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,501
Posted By HBCruiser1

Wow, assuming that's in good shape that is a...

Wow, assuming that's in good shape that is a great deal. I sold a single speed Townie for $165 barely trying.

Since you were looking at SB C/L, I assume you might be attending UCSB or nearby. My...
Forum: Northeast
01-31-18, 12:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,319
Posted By HBCruiser1

Thanks Jim, we have plans for dinner but lunch...

Thanks Jim, we have plans for dinner but lunch 1/2 pm perhaps Sat or Sun. if you're available.

The ride I had looked at had much of what you outline. I'm starting to get a bit freaked out now that...
Forum: Northeast
01-26-18, 08:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,319
Posted By HBCruiser1

Thanks Jim. Yea, check your schedule and let me...

Thanks Jim. Yea, check your schedule and let me know if that works for you. I'm hanging out with my son Sat/Sun so Monday is the day I'd like to ride.
Forum: Northeast
01-26-18, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,319
Posted By HBCruiser1

Boston Area Ride thoughts for out of towner

Hello Boston.

I'm traveling to Boston from SoCal the weekend of Feb. 3rd and (weather permitting*) would like to do a ride Monday Feb. 5th.

Curious if anyone has any suggestions for nice rides...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-18, 01:20 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 14,363
Posted By HBCruiser1

In general I don't like the look of fenders, but...

In general I don't like the look of fenders, but on some bikes they look really nice. But after commuting once in pouring rain and being absolutely covered in road grime, I said never again without...
09-28-17, 08:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,560
Posted By HBCruiser1

Wow, those original pedals do look uncomfortable....

Wow, those original pedals do look uncomfortable. The new ones look really nice.

In case anyone is still looking I picked these up with pedaling barefoot in mind. I was concerned originally about...
09-28-17, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,157
Posted By HBCruiser1

I second the beach path. I'd say it should be...

I second the beach path. I'd say it should be fine through most areas except perhaps Dockweiler Beach and then Venice Beach (moreso Venice Beach) but I think if just you keep moving you should be...
09-20-17, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By HBCruiser1

I have not done this since the mid 80's, often...

I have not done this since the mid 80's, often felt it might be too dangerous or maybe not advisable to go. Would love to do it again. Can't believe you can enter for $42. Wow. Their insurance is...
09-18-17, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,222
Posted By HBCruiser1

Man, that's a crap commute no matter how you...

Man, that's a crap commute no matter how you slice it. I'd take the bus as far west as I could, then ride. Orangewood doesn't appear to have any bike lanes until almost Euclid. Also, don't know what...
09-18-17, 10:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,750
Posted By HBCruiser1

+1 on going around Palos Verdes. You won't be...

+1 on going around Palos Verdes. You won't be disappointed.

Your worst area is between San Pedro and Long Beach along Anaheim Street between Alameda and the 710. The shoulder generally has a lot...
08-29-17, 03:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,182
Posted By HBCruiser1

HELL NO! After picking up riding again after many...

HELL NO! After picking up riding again after many many years off the bike, my first EPIC ride was 25 miles. I came home, jumped in the bathtub and fell asleep for 2 hours. My wife finely came...
08-29-17, 02:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,840
Posted By HBCruiser1

Yes, there needs to be a beach cruiser option!...

Yes, there needs to be a beach cruiser option! The closest I can get is Cross bike our mountain bike.

I joined Strava after getting my GPS unit, other than the handful of "friends" and the social...
08-23-17, 06:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,284
Posted By HBCruiser1

Milton, you can always do more than you think you...

Milton, you can always do more than you think you can. I just did a 130 miler I had no business doing as I've only been riding 50-60 miles on the weekends over the last several months. Took it easy,...
08-23-17, 06:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,421
Posted By HBCruiser1

Hey Jim, I just did a 200k...

Hey Jim, I just did a 200k (https://ridewithgps.com/trips/17027403) with the San Diego Randos Saturday and a couple of the older gents have been riding FG for the last several months. They're really...
08-03-17, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,774
Posted By HBCruiser1

C'mon, this is California, land of the highest...

C'mon, this is California, land of the highest taxes and worst infrastructure. That road won't be open by 2030!
08-01-17, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,690
Posted By HBCruiser1

Nice find. What model is it? I have a 3G Isle...

Nice find. What model is it? I have a 3G Isle Vista that I received for FREE and have ridden 19,200 miles on it so far. Love it. Yea those coaster brakes, simple yet just enough pieces in there to...
08-01-17, 02:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 21,981
Posted By HBCruiser1

That all sounds like a lot of work! I'm lazy and...

That all sounds like a lot of work! I'm lazy and come to love the rusty patina.;) When I've ridden on the sand I just put the bike away like any other day after a ride. With the miles I ride (3-5k...
08-01-17, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,997
Posted By HBCruiser1

Don't the spokes naturally taper nearer the fork...

Don't the spokes naturally taper nearer the fork as they approach the hub? I have a wired Cateye and just kept going down the fork until it was close enough. Bar that, you must be able to zip tie...
08-01-17, 02:03 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 69,456
Posted By HBCruiser1

It's interesting how there's homeless problems...

It's interesting how there's homeless problems around OC and especially along the SART, but I don't see homeless along the Irvine bike trails. Maybe the homeless don't like Irvine! :foo:
08-01-17, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,152
Posted By HBCruiser1

Go to www.rwgps.com and enter your search...

Go to www.rwgps.com and enter your search criteria in the Find tab.
08-01-17, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,268
Posted By HBCruiser1

Welcome back to cycling. I have to put a second...

Welcome back to cycling. I have to put a second shout out to Pierside Press (http://piersidesandwich.com/) across from the pier on the south side next door to Bogarts. On a warm day his fresh...
05-19-17, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,375
Posted By HBCruiser1

You're welcome. The area is best ridden in the...

You're welcome. The area is best ridden in the spring when it's green, but anytime on the bike is awesome. Casino and riding, bad combo! ;)
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