Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: 50PlusCycling
Showing results 1 to 50 of 148
Search took 0.04 seconds.
Forum: Foo
06-30-22, 12:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 391
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Ready to play along (while the kids are in...

Ready to play along (while the kids are in school).


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/img_9925_9d9cdd28e8563df284bdd73cb4691bb8eaf4b83c.jpg
06-29-22, 11:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 485
Posted By 50PlusCycling

It's hit and miss. I have worn shorts from...

It's hit and miss. I have worn shorts from multiple makers from economy level to stupidly expensive. Thicker padding often as not is less comfortable than thin padding, and you need to try a few...
Forum: Foo
06-28-22, 03:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,379
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I'm less worried about Windows 11 than I am about...

I'm less worried about Windows 11 than I am about Microsoft's founder becoming America’s largest agricultural landowner.
Forum: Touring
06-25-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 611
Posted By 50PlusCycling

For overseas tours I now use a folding bike....

For overseas tours I now use a folding bike. These can be folded small enough to transport easily by air or rail, and can carry your gear. There are numerous places to camp in Portugal and Spain, but...
06-25-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 600
Posted By 50PlusCycling

PB Blaster is the best stuff I have used (I’m a...

PB Blaster is the best stuff I have used (I’m a former bike mechanic), though it is noxious stuff.
06-19-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,243
Posted By 50PlusCycling

A used Ricoh GR digital II or III. It’s light,...

A used Ricoh GR digital II or III. It’s light, has a good lens, good image quality, and can be operated fully with one hand.
06-16-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,880
Posted By 50PlusCycling

As a former police officer, I have heard...

As a former police officer, I have heard motorists say a lot of stupid things. I could write a book.
06-15-22, 04:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Here in Tokyo housing is unregulated. Zoning is...

Here in Tokyo housing is unregulated. Zoning is essentially nonexistent, and there are no restrictions on designs, colors, or styles when it comes to buildings. The only exceptions are historical...
06-15-22, 03:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I used to race competitively, and with...

I used to race competitively, and with back-to-back races going on sometimes several days, there was no recovery time. There's nothing like spending 5 hours in the saddle the day before, being too...
06-07-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,962
Posted By 50PlusCycling

For the most efficient riding you need to “pedal...

For the most efficient riding you need to “pedal in circles.” You can ride faster and with more endurance using all the muscles in your legs. Being able to pull through the bottom of your stroke and...
06-04-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,440
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I've experienced wobbles on bikes and...

I've experienced wobbles on bikes and motorcycles, and they can be scary. They are a kind of gyroscopic thing in which destabilizes the wheel when it tries to move to a different phase. Wheels spin...
05-24-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 554
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I wish I were eligible to post at the 21 Minus...

I wish I were eligible to post at the 21 Minus (-) forum.
05-24-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 366
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I would probably avoid visiting countries which...

I would probably avoid visiting countries which had been at war for a long time, I say this as a former soldier. Going to places where panniers and backpacks are not likely to be mistaken for bombs...
05-24-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,471
Posted By 50PlusCycling

"Go that way, real fast, if something gets in...

"Go that way, real fast, if something gets in your way, turn."
05-12-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 827
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I used to sell around $10k per month on eBay. I...

I used to sell around $10k per month on eBay. I literally couldn’t keep up with demand, and eventually did more than $1 million in sales. I always had 100% feedback and then 5 star ratings. But eBay...
05-10-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 827
Posted By 50PlusCycling

“Sales tax is a gubmint thing, not an ebay thing,...

“Sales tax is a gubmint thing, not an ebay thing, can't blame them for death and taxes.”

I find it funny that when I sell things on eBay from Japan, from a business registered in Japan, and...
05-10-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Rollers. Get the type with the larger drums for...

Rollers. Get the type with the larger drums for lower resistance. Nothing improves your pedal technique and balance like rollers, you will feel the difference in your riding after your very first...
Forum: Triathlon
05-05-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,442
Posted By 50PlusCycling

The best training tool, one which has been used...

The best training tool, one which has been used by generations, is a stop watch. I did some competitive riding some years ago, and my girlfriend was our state’s triathlon champion. We both had...
05-05-22, 04:23 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,939
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I’ve patched lots of tubes, and patches work...

I’ve patched lots of tubes, and patches work perfectly well. Park patches and cement do a good job, just make sure that you prep the tube (roughen up the rubber around the puncture) with the included...
05-03-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,316
Posted By 50PlusCycling

The Cinelli Grammo stem would suit the style of...

The Cinelli Grammo stem would suit the style of your frame (IMO). The more classic stems are better suited to lugged frames.
04-30-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,420
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I’ve never had a shifter cable break in hundreds...

I’ve never had a shifter cable break in hundreds of thousands of miles of riding. I’ve broken a couple derailleurs, and had brake cables pull loose, but never broken any.
04-27-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 52,819
Posted By 50PlusCycling

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hgt9-oMfabY

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hgt9-oMfabY
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Oscar Egg Randoneusse

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/b18077ef_18f9_4732_9a8e_e1b4780e488a_bbe257f291564f43f755fefadf747cc5f4b67725.jpeg...
04-18-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,226
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Cool on the track, pointless anywhere else. I...

Cool on the track, pointless anywhere else. I used to have a bike with Specialized tri-spoke wheels which I thought were super cool, but even small gusts of wind would push the bike around.
04-17-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7,644
Views: 842,355
Posted By 50PlusCycling

50's Oscar Egg Randonneuse, mostly original, it’s...

50's Oscar Egg Randonneuse, mostly original, it’s missing the Simplex TDF derailleur and chain guard, but the parts are on the way.

...
04-15-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,090
Posted By 50PlusCycling

For a compact pump I like the Topeak Road Morphe,...

For a compact pump I like the Topeak Road Morphe, it works almost as well as a floor pump. For something to fit in a tool bag I use the Micro Rocket carbon, which weighs less than the pocket change I...
04-15-22, 05:06 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,894
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I love tubulars, but then I'm old school, I doubt...

I love tubulars, but then I'm old school, I doubt there are many out there who know how to take apart a tubular, remove the tube, and then sew it back up with a new tube inside. Unless you odd like...
04-15-22, 02:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,405
Posted By 50PlusCycling

If it hasn't been mentioned, don't listen to...

If it hasn't been mentioned, don't listen to music while riding. Your ears can tell you a lot about what is going on behind you. They can tell you a vehicle is approaching, the can tell you how fast...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-13-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,256
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I have one for riding on the beach, it's perfect...

I have one for riding on the beach, it's perfect for that purpose. Unfortunately, it doesn't have the gearing for serious climbing, and I have to push it up the steeper ascents. I have a Birdy with...
04-13-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,682
Posted By 50PlusCycling

We are planning a ride around Hokkaido in...

We are planning a ride around Hokkaido in northern Japan. 8 days and 350km. A tour of Switzerland is in the works, it should be around 3 days and around 250km.
04-09-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 80
War
Views: 4,160
Posted By 50PlusCycling

The demographic problems in Japan would not be...

The demographic problems in Japan would not be solved by increased immigration. Why not? Because the policies which have caused the fall in Japan’s birthrate would have the same effect on immigrants....
04-09-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,523
Posted By 50PlusCycling

When I was a kid, I used to make my tires shiny...

When I was a kid, I used to make my tires shiny with grease, with the predictable results. Running tires with super high pressures to lower rolling resistance caused a couple gunshot-loud blowouts...
04-09-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,190
Posted By 50PlusCycling

The rides are just as long, just not as fast. But...

The rides are just as long, just not as fast. But I feel just as good on a bike now as when I was a kid.
04-09-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,311
Posted By 50PlusCycling

On my very first group ride i got a puncture out...

On my very first group ride i got a puncture out in the middle of nowhere. No one on stopped to help, and why should they? I had a patch kit and CO2 cartridge, but I had run over a large screw which...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,946
Posted By 50PlusCycling

B17. I can ride all day on a broken-in B17 with...

B17. I can ride all day on a broken-in B17 with just jeans and normal underwear. I have a bike with a Brooks Swift, with that I one wear cycling shorts.
04-07-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I had a 660 with lugged 531 frame, it was best...

I had a 660 with lugged 531 frame, it was best riding bicycle I have ever owned, and I have owned a lot of bikes.
Forum: Foo
04-05-22, 12:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 653
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I have a place in West Texas, it’s a long way...

I have a place in West Texas, it’s a long way from civilization, and a hell of a drive from the highway. The altitude is high, and with no major cities within 100 miles, the night sky is clear. You...
04-03-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,702
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I prefer to buy domestically-made goods whenever...

I prefer to buy domestically-made goods whenever possible, even if I have to pay much more.

.I have no ill will against China or the Chinese, they are free to trade as they like, in their own best...
04-01-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 26,326
Views: 2,833,908
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I went out on my Birdy today for the first time...

I went out on my Birdy today for the first time since its rear shock elastomer broke about and disappeared last September. I lucked out on finding a “Super Birdy” front and rear suspension kit. The...
Forum: Foo
03-24-22, 03:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 623
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Fire ants suck. My worst day in basic training...

Fire ants suck. My worst day in basic training began waking up at 5 am with flu-like symptoms, going on a 20km road march in the rain to the rifle range, grounding my gear in formation, and then...
Forum: Foo
03-22-22, 03:31 AM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 333,173
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I have a few watches which I used to rotate...

I have a few watches which I used to rotate through, my oldest is an '57 Rolex Oyster Perpetual, then I have a pair of Omegas, a Speedmaster "moon watch," and a Seamaster, these were the first good...
03-22-22, 03:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,940
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Last week was warm and beautiful here in Japan....

Last week was warm and beautiful here in Japan. The cherry blossoms started opening on Monday. Yesterday we went to the Tokyo Disney Resort and spent the day enjoying the rides, shows, and parades....
Forum: Foo
02-26-22, 02:57 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,861
Posted By 50PlusCycling

My parents weren't very happy with my listening...

My parents weren't very happy with my listening to Kiss and other rock bands on the family stereo. When I got a car (1970 Plymouth Cuda with a 440 6 Pack), it came with a factory 8 track player....
02-23-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,329
Posted By 50PlusCycling

You can bend it into a pretzel without cracking...

You can bend it into a pretzel without cracking it (which I have found out the hard way).
02-19-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,469
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Yes. I have responded to accidents in which...

Yes. I have responded to accidents in which cyclists were badly hurt or killed. In the case of the latter, having no ID means family members have to come to the morgue to identify the body.
02-18-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,499
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I've been on a crusade against Trek since they...

I've been on a crusade against Trek since they threw Greg Lemond under the bus. I've been a fan of Specialized since they were just a maker of bicycle tires. I've owned a couple Specialized bikes,...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,050
Posted By 50PlusCycling

That sounds like the old Bicycling magazine from...

That sounds like the old Bicycling magazine from when I was a kid. Things went downhill when mountain bikes became a thing, and fell off a cliff when hipsters-vegans-soul-searching-mystics became a...
02-18-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,674
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Yeah, rim brakes are a pain, they make it far too...

Yeah, rim brakes are a pain, they make it far too easy to remove and replace the wheel, they are too easy to adjust, and too easy to find replacement parts. Making repairs and adjustments just isn't...
02-08-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,185
Posted By 50PlusCycling

If you've studied economics, you'll know the term...

If you've studied economics, you'll know the term "There are no free lunches." You may think that a $1500 tax credit is a good thing, but that credit must be made up for elsewhere, and what you think...
02-04-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,104
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Only 2 kinds work consistently, “Aircraft...

Only 2 kinds work consistently, “Aircraft Stripper,” and the Permatex Gasket Remover (both are the same thing), which are acid gels. The stuff they sell at hardware stores doesn’t work well or at...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 148
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.