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Forum: Foo
12-07-08, 07:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 794
Posted By UncleStu

Some very good ones above(as well as some I'd...

Some very good ones above(as well as some I'd pass!:D)- here's a few more.

The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly- didn't spot that one. One of Sergio Leone's masterpieces, along with Once Upon a Time in...
11-13-08, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,805
Posted By UncleStu

The valve cap does *not* hold the air in- period-...

The valve cap does *not* hold the air in- period- so that's not your problem. The cap keeps the valve itself, down inside the valve stem, free from dirt, mud, etc. :beer:
11-03-08, 10:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,891
Posted By UncleStu

Good idea, post whatever you come up with. Mebbe...

Good idea, post whatever you come up with. Mebbe some helpful fasteners- zip ties, of course. And maybe some nylon string, or light tie wire, or old string trimmer string for lacing things together....
Forum: Commuting
10-24-08, 12:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,606
Posted By UncleStu

15 minutes? Heck, in that case, anything'll do!...

15 minutes? Heck, in that case, anything'll do! :thumb:

I'm sure no mug expert- for about 10 yrs or so I used a pair of cheap plastic travel mugs, $1.99 each, from K-Mart I think.:D Put 'em in the...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-08, 11:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,606
Posted By UncleStu

slloth-semi-close, those are the plastic...

slloth-semi-close, those are the plastic versions, "thermal insulation", not vacuum. They had lots of those at evil Target too, normal price $9.99, sale price $8.50. The stainless version is vacuum...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-08, 09:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,606
Posted By UncleStu

Speaking of Target: If you need a good travel mug...

Speaking of Target: If you need a good travel mug for your coffee, Target has the Contigo Extreme and Oxo Liqui-Seal, both in stainless steel, marked down from $20 to $17 this week. The Stainless Oxo...
Forum: Foo
10-20-08, 11:01 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 9,581
Posted By UncleStu

Cheez-It flavors- I still prefer the original....

Cheez-It flavors- I still prefer the original. Have about 1/3 box of White Cheddar left in the cabinet right now, good but just not the same.

Cheez-It(Sunshine) vs Cheese Nips(Nabisco)- About 2...
Forum: Foo
10-13-08, 12:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By UncleStu

We have quite a few old slides, taken as far back...

We have quite a few old slides, taken as far back as 1946-47 when my Dad was in the Army. Some are on a brand of film whose name escapes me right now, those are badly faded and even became sort of a...
10-08-08, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,391
Posted By UncleStu

I can't give you an absolute answer- but I...

I can't give you an absolute answer- but I believe that if all else is equal, Xenon is brighter. I recently bought a Xenon replacement bulb for my 2-D MagLite- that bulb is sold as an upgrade for...
Forum: Foo
09-28-08, 09:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 823
Posted By UncleStu

There were a couple of songs I wanted to post-...

There were a couple of songs I wanted to post- but I couldn't understand the title either. :rolleyes:
Forum: Touring
09-26-08, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By UncleStu

Some other nice places in AR: Shady Lake, Camp...

Some other nice places in AR: Shady Lake, Camp Albert Pike. Anything along the Buffalo River is beautiful. And then there's Petit Jean(pronounced "PettyJean" locally) Mountain- some legend/story...
Forum: Foo
09-22-08, 08:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,054
Posted By UncleStu

Laurel & Hardy Martin & Lewis George &...

Laurel & Hardy
Martin & Lewis
George & Gracie(aka Burns & Allen)
Rowan & Martin
Sonny & Cher
Tortilla chips & sharp cheddar cheese
Tortilla chips & salsa
Tortilla chips & guacamole
Tortilla...
Forum: Foo
09-22-08, 07:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 454
Posted By UncleStu

A generator, huh? And there I was, mentally...

A generator, huh? And there I was, mentally congratulating you for the fortitude & perserverance you must have shown in handling such a long extension cord.:D
Forum: Commuting
09-21-08, 10:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,331
Posted By UncleStu

Hmm...I've wondered if my combination brake...

Hmm...I've wondered if my combination brake levers/shifters(brifters?) would fit on one of those. They're the Shimano EF50 model if it makes any difference. Anyone tried that yet?
09-21-08, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7,742
Views: 377,403
Posted By UncleStu

Texarkana, AR: Kent tandem bike, 21-speed, blue,...

Texarkana, AR: Kent tandem bike, 21-speed, blue, looks nice, $175: http://texarkana.craigslist.org/bik/848534286.html
09-18-08, 01:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,892
Posted By UncleStu

FWIW: I ordered tires from REI(Serfas Drifter,...

FWIW:
I ordered tires from REI(Serfas Drifter, 26x2.0, 2 ea, backordered, arrive Mon 9/15), they came in a large flat box *unfolded*. And shipping, via US Mail, was only $5.99.:thumb:
Forum: Commuting
09-18-08, 12:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,678
Posted By UncleStu

If you can live without the MP3 player, and/or...

If you can live without the MP3 player, and/or want AM radio capability, Sony makes 2 models that should serve you well. Both require the use of headphones or earbuds.

One is digital, includes...
09-16-08, 11:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 944
Posted By UncleStu

"Do not equate reflector / lens size to the...

"Do not equate reflector / lens size to the adequacy or brightness of a light. It's all about the emitter and the power driving it.

The MAX 3AAA and 2AA use the same emitters, so that's a gimme....
09-16-08, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 944
Posted By UncleStu

I think there are *Two* models of Coleman Max...

I think there are *Two* models of Coleman Max 3-AAA flashlight- one that has 3 colors, & another that's just plain white light. The 3-AAA lights I saw were all one-color(white) light output,...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-08, 01:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By UncleStu

:thumb::thumb: When your children are old &...

:thumb::thumb:

When your children are old & gray-haired, they will still remember the rides you give them now. Excellent!:thumb:
Forum: Commuting
09-16-08, 12:39 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 94,313
Posted By UncleStu

Trevor: :thumb: Well done! Wet...

Trevor: :thumb: Well done!

Wet Masonite/particle board/paneling problem prevention?: Before stapling it inside the bag, maybe paint it with a few coats of Water Seal, or spray with shellac or...
09-16-08, 12:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 944
Posted By UncleStu

I was in WallyWorld today & looked at the Coleman...

I was in WallyWorld today & looked at the Coleman flashlights, they had the 2AA & 3AAA versions- and almost no other flashlights at all! Looks like Hurricane Ike sold lotsa flashlights for 'em.

In...
09-15-08, 12:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 989
Posted By UncleStu

Schwinn Coffee? Link:...

Schwinn Coffee? Link: http://commutebybike.com/2008/04/17/schwinn-coffee-and-cream/
Forum: Commuting
09-14-08, 10:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,962
Posted By UncleStu

Long ago, on summer nights we got under our...

Long ago, on summer nights we got under our small-town streetlights and threw rocks & gravel at bats. It was *very* rare to knock one down though- I never did. They're usually pretty good at dodging...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-08, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 584
Posted By UncleStu

You'd like full coverage now I bet- maybe with...

You'd like full coverage now I bet- maybe with nice long "mud flaps"? Planet Bike Cascadias come with mudflaps longer than most other fenders. Available in Silver or Black, in ATB, Hybrid/Touring,...
09-11-08, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By UncleStu

Bikes in today's comics & on TV

The comic section of our paper today(Sept. 11, 2008) had bikes in two of the comic strips. Blondie: link: http://www.arcamax.com/blondie and Shoe: http://macnelly.com/ (click on "The Strip" for...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-08, 10:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,549
Posted By UncleStu

Here's another chart, from Schwalbe:...

Here's another chart, from Schwalbe: http://schwalbe.com/gbl/en/tech_info/reifenmasse/index.php5?flash=1&gesamt=7&ID_Land=38&ID_Sprache=2&ID_Seite=141&tn_mainPoint=TechnikInfos&tn_subPoint=

Note...
09-09-08, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By UncleStu

Maybe this is why my tires are on backorder! :D...

Maybe this is why my tires are on backorder! :D REI had Serfas Drifter tires(26x2.0) on sale for $16.99/ea, sale ended Sept. 1. I waited a little too long to order,& they were out- ordered 'em...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-08, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,150
Posted By UncleStu

If you do decide on trekking bars- Nashbar has...

If you do decide on trekking bars- Nashbar has theirs on sale for $18 right now, link:...
09-08-08, 08:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,160
Posted By UncleStu

Wow- those Canadian friends made you drink *lots*...

Wow- those Canadian friends made you drink *lots* of beer & eat tons of chicken wings & pork rinds? What a bad influence! Shame on them. You should- lemme think...hmm...uhh... you should send 'em...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-08, 07:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,508
Posted By UncleStu

We have plenty of wild hogs here in NE Texas too,...

We have plenty of wild hogs here in NE Texas too, though I haven't heard of them chasing any cyclists. The local weekly paper reported sightings of herds of over 30 of them just SW of another small...
09-06-08, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,711
Posted By UncleStu

A little something extra: For MAK- To convert...

A little something extra:
For MAK- To convert from cadence(crank RPM) to speed in MPH, with 72 Gear Inches: multiply cadence by 0.2141992. Such as: RPM x 0.2141992 = speed in miles/hr. This is only...
09-06-08, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,711
Posted By UncleStu

For goodness sake, listen to StephenH. You are...

For goodness sake, listen to StephenH. You are working with a *diameter* of 27" to get your figure of 72 GI. For the distance, you need to convert that to circumference by multiplying by Pi,...
09-02-08, 10:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,265
Posted By UncleStu

Topeak Turbo Morph G- love that dial gauge! Link:...

Topeak Turbo Morph G- love that dial gauge! Link: http://www.topeak.com/products/Mini-Pumps/TurboMorphG
Forum: Commuting
08-30-08, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,325
Posted By UncleStu

This isn't quite the same as stickers, but- are...

This isn't quite the same as stickers, but- are you familiar with gaffer tape? Sticks to just about anything, looks like duct tape- but peels away easily, won't even remove latex paint from interior...
08-30-08, 02:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,604
Posted By UncleStu

REI I-net/mailorder customers- REI good with backorders?

I waited a little too long, & REI's on-sale tires I wanted(Serfas Drifters, 26x2.0, $16.99/ea, thru Mon Sept. 1), were out of stock & on back-order. I went ahead & ordered 'em last night. Of course...
08-29-08, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By UncleStu

Can I lower gearing(+2R, -2F) without replacing derailers?

The title is the question- here's the setup. Bike is a Trek SU 200, cassette SRAM PG830 11-30 8-speed, crank is 48/38/28. Front derailer Shimano C102, rear derailer Shimano Alivio. I want lower...
08-29-08, 01:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,612
Posted By UncleStu

No hat. No bluetooth. No phone holster....

No hat.

No bluetooth.

No phone holster. I have a cell phone, but seldom use it.

Sneakers or leather mocs with dry land soles.

No spandex, no underwear showing. Often wear "farmer John"...
08-17-08, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,160
Posted By UncleStu

No habla Linux, not really an option for me. And...

No habla Linux, not really an option for me. And maybe so, but it messed with my computer badly, and did so the instant I clicked on the link. It's still not acting normally. :mad: If it looks like a...
08-17-08, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,160
Posted By UncleStu

Beware: Don't click link in "CREE XR-E P4 bike light" thread

Don't click the link(supposedly to something on ebay) in the "CREE XR-E P4 bike light" thread, posted under username joelw135. Probably best not to open that post at all. When I clicked the link, it...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-08, 06:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,302
Posted By UncleStu

FWIW: the Contigo mug, in silver or black, is on...

FWIW: the Contigo mug, in silver or black, is on sale now at Target for $17. :thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-02-08, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,246
Posted By UncleStu

FWIW, found the serial # tonight. It was...

FWIW, found the serial # tonight. It was hand-scratched inside the top frame tube hinge-joint "clamshell"; H601 7926. The "2" is kinda iffy, but that's my best guess. So it was made in January 1986....
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-08, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,246
Posted By UncleStu

I *thought* that seat looked further back than...

I *thought* that seat looked further back than mine, didn't think of a bent seat post!:D Nope, mine's still straight- at least so far. Puts the pedals just under my knees.:twitchy: Seller was a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-08, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,246
Posted By UncleStu

Lalato, you nailed it! Change red to blue, add a...

Lalato, you nailed it! Change red to blue, add a black chain guard, & that's the bike I just bought. Hadda pay the full $55 for it- but it's all there, just seems to need a bit of cleaning. Rode it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-08, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,246
Posted By UncleStu

Model still unknown. My height ~5'11", inseam...

Model still unknown. My height ~5'11", inseam ~30-31". I *did* just find out, the rear hub is a Sturmey-Archer, maybe that'll help date it? At least that removes worries of a pre-Nexus...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-08, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,246
Posted By UncleStu

Dahon folder 3-sp $55- good deal? Weight limit strict?

Title says most of it- semi-locally there's a 3-sp Dahon folder for $55, 16" wheels, dunno model yet. Also- Dahon website lists max rider weight for most models at ~220 lbs- any wiggle room on that?...
07-21-08, 01:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 731
Posted By UncleStu

A tricycle that I really don't remember much...

A tricycle that I really don't remember much about, and: a genuine, all-steel, Texaco Fire Chief pedal car!:love: The pedal car was bought from the Texaco station just around the corner, on State...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-08, 10:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,983
Posted By UncleStu

"I RODE A WALMART BIKE AND DIDN'T DIE!" :twitchy:...

"I RODE A WALMART BIKE AND DIDN'T DIE!" :twitchy:
:roflmao2::roflmao2::D:thumb:

Attagirl Caroline162! I hope you enjoy your new bike, & report here on your riding & enjoyment for *years* to come....
07-10-08, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,252
Posted By UncleStu

I'm certainly no expert- but I have a Topeak...

I'm certainly no expert- but I have a Topeak Turbo Morph w/dial gauge & like it a lot. IMO, the dial is easier to read than the "slide in a window" types, plus it was just way too cool to pass up....
Forum: Foo
06-30-08, 11:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,973
Posted By UncleStu

B Young is right! Here in NE Texas- and across...

B Young is right! Here in NE Texas- and across much of the south- carbonated soft drinks of any kind are referred to as "Cokes". As in,"What kind of Cokes would y'all like?" :D

I grew up with...
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