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01-31-15, 11:37 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,818
Posted By Whiteknight

A woman's gold earring on the SRT one weekend.

A woman's gold earring on the SRT one weekend.
01-16-15, 06:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,375
Posted By Whiteknight

Back in Nov. I was invited to a meeting regarding...

Back in Nov. I was invited to a meeting regarding problems with the Berks County Thun Trail. Individuals were riding junk bikes down the trail from Reading to Gibralter. They would then break into...
01-12-15, 08:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,014
Posted By Whiteknight

My wife and I are 73 years old. We have been...

My wife and I are 73 years old. We have been bicycling for 15 years now. About 3 years ago my wife started to notice large red rash like discolorations on the front of her thighs after a long day...
12-01-14, 11:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,879
Posted By Whiteknight

A yes. The great Montgomery County D.A.'s trail...

A yes. The great Montgomery County D.A.'s trail patrols. The Montco D.A. had an article in the Norristown newspaper back in Oct. regarding increased pilice presence on the trail for trail safety. ...
11-17-14, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 908
Posted By Whiteknight

You might want to consider using the Slime brand...

You might want to consider using the Slime brand liners rather than Tuffy. About 2 years ago I had problems with the newer Tuffy liners in both my bike and the wife's. 700 x 32 or 35 c tires...
10-25-14, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,588
Posted By Whiteknight

I live in Southeastern PA and ours lasted 3 years...

I live in Southeastern PA and ours lasted 3 years before they got sticky. Tried different washes and solvents but to no avail. Replaced them. Sun, skin oil and sun screen. Some soft synthetic...
10-19-14, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 961
Posted By Whiteknight

I looked at the article. Largely total nonsense....

I looked at the article. Largely total nonsense. The color has nothing to do with the PCB. PCB had been commonly used as an anti-oxidant in paints, plastics and rubber products. At one time few...
10-15-14, 10:55 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 10,295
Posted By Whiteknight

Well said! Some trail users become totally...

Well said!
Some trail users become totally oblivious to their surroundings. I live in an inner city. To be oblivious to your surroundings makes you the ideal victim. At the same time...
10-13-14, 02:04 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 10,295
Posted By Whiteknight

Much depends on where you are riding. On rural...

Much depends on where you are riding. On rural trails we find pleasant and polite people. When asked to clear the trail they usually apologize and move quickly. But around big cities they tend to...
10-13-14, 09:24 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 10,295
Posted By Whiteknight

My wife and I ride the SRT in Montgomery County...

My wife and I ride the SRT in Montgomery County PA 2 or 3 times a week. Never on weekends. Even during the week you will see groups of riders blocking the trail. Most look at the trail as if it is...
09-17-14, 03:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,879
Posted By Whiteknight

Forgot to mention. Sometimes you will see a...

Forgot to mention.
Sometimes you will see a Montco Sheriff's Dept. motorcycle on the trail above Norristown. They sometimes use the trail to get up into the Oaks area to avoid heavy traffic on...
09-17-14, 01:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,879
Posted By Whiteknight

It is close to election time!! A few weeks ago...

It is close to election time!!
A few weeks ago a directive came out of the county office in Norristown asking all law enforcement to patrol the SRT whenever possible. There were no incidents...
09-01-14, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 951
Posted By Whiteknight

In 10 years and 30,000 miles with our bikes I had...

In 10 years and 30,000 miles with our bikes I had two tubes fail where the schrader valve base pad joined the body of the tubes. When the tubes were cured they were inflated while being cured. For...
07-21-14, 08:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,518
Posted By Whiteknight

I am 72. You bet I remember those. Also used...

I am 72. You bet I remember those. Also used them when car tires still used tubes.
07-20-14, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,226
Posted By Whiteknight

You did not mention your age. As my wife and I...

You did not mention your age. As my wife and I grew older we started to have problems with numb hands and fingers on long rides. Bought Ergon grips for all of our bikes. They help. I did not...
07-10-14, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By Whiteknight

In our age group the most widely abused...

In our age group the most widely abused performance enhancing substances are Geritol and prune juice!
07-05-14, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By Whiteknight

I started using the Conti 26" Town and Country...

I started using the Conti 26" Town and Country tires in 2005. No problems and wore out 2 sets. Then I started to see this sidewall cracking in these tires. Big cracks within a few months of use. ...
06-16-14, 07:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,503
Posted By Whiteknight

It looks as if the casing was cut even before it...

It looks as if the casing was cut even before it went into the curing press at the tire factory. Looks to me as if somebody made a bad cut when they were laying up the tire casing on the tire...
Forum: Northeast
06-11-14, 01:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,941
Posted By Whiteknight

My wife and spend a lot of time on the SRT out of...

My wife and spend a lot of time on the SRT out of Port Providence. During the past year we noticed fewer road bikers on the trail. We don't see near the number of group rides that we used to see. ...
Forum: Northeast
06-08-14, 08:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,941
Posted By Whiteknight

When my wife and I ride the SRT we work out of...

When my wife and I ride the SRT we work out of the Longford Road dog parks. When we head home we go through Phoenixville. Last year we stopped in that store. It looked as if everything was road...
06-05-14, 07:58 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,569
Posted By Whiteknight

Something you might want to consider. How long...

Something you might want to consider.
How long a gel padded seat lasts depends on how much you use the bike and where you store it. Some of these padded seats break down with use and time. In...
06-05-14, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,091
Posted By Whiteknight

I carry a Nikon Coolpix L28 on a neck lanyard on...

I carry a Nikon Coolpix L28 on a neck lanyard on our rides. It takes great photos.
06-03-14, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 934
Posted By Whiteknight

From my years of experience. 99% of the time...

From my years of experience. 99% of the time there will be no problem. But the minute you drop your guard you can be a victim. Yesterday. A 50 mile round trip ride down into Fairmont Park in...
Forum: Northeast
05-31-14, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,185
Posted By Whiteknight

The Bartram Trail ends short of an old iron...

The Bartram Trail ends short of an old iron railroad bridge before the trail would reach the village of Auburn. When the trail was built they were to re-deck the bridge. But the guy who owns the...
11-27-13, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By Whiteknight

My wife and I have had 4 TREK bikes and a...

My wife and I have had 4 TREK bikes and a Raleigh. On every one of them I have routinely taken a small round stone to the valve stem holes in the rims. I have had to fix flats where the rubber...
11-25-13, 08:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,018
Posted By Whiteknight

Type Permeability of Rubber to Air in GOOGLE and...

Type Permeability of Rubber to Air in GOOGLE and check what shows up.
11-01-13, 04:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,039
Posted By Whiteknight

Did a quick look at the Internet info on the...

Did a quick look at the Internet info on the Clarks brake pads. They come in black or red. There are other things added to rubber compounds that might result in the CA cancer warning. Stabilizers...
11-01-13, 04:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,039
Posted By Whiteknight

The Butadiene years ago contained residual...

The Butadiene years ago contained residual benzene but they now "strip" it to get the level down to a few ppm at best. The tire plant I once worked in was the NIOSH test plant for residual benzene...
11-01-13, 03:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,039
Posted By Whiteknight

In California. That most likely relates to the...

In California. That most likely relates to the carbon black in the rubber of the brake pad. Some carbon blacks used to be known as "oil blacks". Made by burning oil with a minimum of oxygen. One...
10-05-13, 10:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,731
Posted By Whiteknight

In most cases damaged joints will go arthritic as...

In most cases damaged joints will go arthritic as one ages. With or without surgery.
In 1975 I tore an ACL in my left knee at work. Company doc jerked me around with the sprain/strain nonsense. I...
10-01-13, 06:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,669
Posted By Whiteknight

You might want to check the criminal code in your...

You might want to check the criminal code in your state. Here in Pa you could call the police and ask them to charge him under the Harassment code. If the police officer refuses to do so you could...
09-28-13, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,034
Posted By Whiteknight

In 1975 I tore the ACL in my left knee at work. ...

In 1975 I tore the ACL in my left knee at work. Used a bicycle to go from one end of the factory to the other. ACL repair in 1977. Post op rehab can be tough. That rehab exercises must be done...
09-26-13, 12:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,441
Posted By Whiteknight

I ran Tuffy liners in all four of our bikes. ...

I ran Tuffy liners in all four of our bikes. Until recently!!
We rode almost 9 years without a single puncture flat. Suddenly in June we both had flats in our 700 by 32c tires. The Tuffy liners...
07-31-13, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,375
Posted By Whiteknight

We started using the SRt in Montgomery County, PA...

We started using the SRt in Montgomery County, PA in 2004. Group evening rides often are in a paceline. Then on weekends when the SRT is really packed you will see groups doing a paceline through...
07-30-13, 08:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,375
Posted By Whiteknight

I have little faith in any of the helmets...

I have little faith in any of the helmets protecting against going head first into a tree on a downhill run. But I have seen a lot of bicycle accidents on the Schuylkill River Trail since we started...
07-30-13, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,375
Posted By Whiteknight

My old helmet had exposed foam in the back. One...

My old helmet had exposed foam in the back. One day I dropped it and a chunk of the foam cracked away from the body of foam. Bought a replacement with no large areas of exposed foam.
07-29-13, 02:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,119
Posted By Whiteknight

The term jinxed in mild in your statement. We...

The term jinxed in mild in your statement. We ran Tuffy liners in our tires without a puncture flat. Then one day at a lunch stop in Conshocken I commented to a woman the the use of the liners...
07-11-13, 08:37 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,168
Posted By Whiteknight

Check your state law. Here in Pennsylvania local...

Check your state law. Here in Pennsylvania local government agencies cannot enact laws regarding firearms. The Thun Trail was constructed and is maintained by the Schuylkill Greenway Association. ...
07-10-13, 08:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,168
Posted By Whiteknight

I should point out here that the video shown in...

I should point out here that the video shown in the news report is not the actual place where the elderly rider was attacked. The section where he was attacked was behind the Palmer Candy property. ...
07-10-13, 08:22 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,168
Posted By Whiteknight

There was a similar incident in January 2013. ...

There was a similar incident in January 2013. Almost a year to the day of the one in the news article. Hit in the head with a beer bottle that took him off the bike. Then jumped by a youth who...
07-04-13, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,412
Posted By Whiteknight

In mid May I purchased a set of Continental City...

In mid May I purchased a set of Continental City Contact 26" by 1.5" at the local LBS who is a Conti dealer. Mine came with the reflective sidewall strip (Reflex). These went on a 2004 Trek...
07-03-13, 08:45 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,559
Posted By Whiteknight

Velo Dog, My wife and I ride hybrids on the...

Velo Dog,

My wife and I ride hybrids on the local MUP. We spend the day on the bikes. On the trail at 9 to 9:30 in the morning and load them back onto the car usually after dark. Big bags on...
06-30-13, 10:28 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,331
Posted By Whiteknight

In some states the rider on the wrong side of the...

In some states the rider on the wrong side of the trail could be cited for assault. This has been done in Ohio in several MUP accidents. With the assault charge there does not have to be...
06-28-13, 08:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,462
Posted By Whiteknight

When I tightened up on the spring assembly in the...

When I tightened up on the spring assembly in the seat post it did stop the side to side play in the "nose" of the seat. But then I looked at it and figured why haul around all of the extra weight...
06-28-13, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By Whiteknight

This thread brings back some memories. I spent...

This thread brings back some memories. I spent 10 years in manufacturing styrene-butadiene rubber used in tire cord dipping. My job was to QC from the unloading of the raw materials to the shipping...
06-28-13, 07:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,462
Posted By Whiteknight

My wife and I own 4 TREK bikes that came with the...

My wife and I own 4 TREK bikes that came with the sprung seat posts. Each rather quickly started to swing from side to side when pedaling the bikes. I took one apart to see what caused this side to...
06-27-13, 09:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,327
Posted By Whiteknight

Reading, Pennsylvania has a bicycle license...

Reading, Pennsylvania has a bicycle license ordinance requiring all bicycles in the city to be licensed by the traffic section of the police department. Cost is $1.00. You get a sticker with a...
06-08-13, 08:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,784
Posted By Whiteknight

Last year we had to replace a pair of Trek Incite...

Last year we had to replace a pair of Trek Incite computers, on our bikes, with the newer Trek Trip models.
The Trip model has something of a lag time getting out of the "sleep" mode into active...
05-23-13, 10:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,474
Posted By Whiteknight

Given where he lives and where he rides the name...

Given where he lives and where he rides the name Phoenix might have been a wise choice if needed.
05-21-13, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By Whiteknight

I had a nearly identical incident with a pair of...

I had a nearly identical incident with a pair of Continental Town and Country 26 by 1.95 tires. I just pulled a set of a big bike business house brand tires off the same bike after about 600 miles. ...
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