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08-10-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I bought a linus 8 and think itís great not on...

I bought a linus 8 and think itís great not on your ballot though. For that kind of bike IGH is the way to go.
08-08-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 590
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Cholorquine was state of the art Malaria...

Cholorquine was state of the art Malaria preventive treatment in about 1974. When I was sent to west africa in Ď74 I was given a bottle of once a week pills. I took one every Sunday (easy to keep...
08-08-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 975
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Iím going on a ride now. Thanks.

Iím going on a ride now. Thanks.
08-07-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 975
Posted By Joe Bikerider

If You call it whining about delivery vans then I...

If You call it whining about delivery vans then I am guilty. I object to the current situation where so many vans are driving dangerously up and down my street. Thatís the street that myself and...
08-07-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 975
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Wow. I cut and pasted a news article which later...

Wow. I cut and pasted a news article which later changed several times over the days. Then people started attacking me for the inaccurate article. Now Itís become a huge fight between people who...
08-02-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 830
Posted By Joe Bikerider

If you want to read about how Schwalbe feels...

If you want to read about how Schwalbe feels about some rims and tires being harder to mount and how you can deal with it then read here:https://www.schwalbe.com/en/tech

Itís an amazingly detailed...
08-01-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By Joe Bikerider

One other option for bicycle parts was to go to...

One other option for bicycle parts was to go to the new shop across the street from the hardware store. I donít think I will ever go into this place.

https://www.racycles.com/page/detail/1171
...
07-31-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Yeah, the store had a case like that except with...

Yeah, the store had a case like that except with imperial sizes. Just pick out the one you want. Shimano spec sheet showed 3/16 inch balls so that was good. Pretty funny for Amazon to have pictures...
07-30-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 975
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Perhaps you may be able to satisfy your needs on...

Perhaps you may be able to satisfy your needs on another planet? Here we are restricted by the passing of time. Bye
07-30-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 975
Posted By Joe Bikerider

https://www.ktvu.com/news/sheriff-ids-10-year-old-...

https://www.ktvu.com/news/sheriff-ids-10-year-old-lafayette-boy-killed-in-accident-with-amazon-delivery-truck

as far as the headline/title being ďfalseĒ. Those were set by the facts at the time. ...
07-30-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Saved by the hardware store

I had been doing overhaul on my Nexus 8 speed hub and it's a bit of a slog. Yes, I shot the snap ring across the garage but found it. Same as I did last time. But this time while reassembling I...
07-30-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 975
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Further information from the local newspaper this...

Further information from the local newspaper this morning. The Amazon van was parked and the kid plowed into it coming down a hill. Still sad. Iíll leave it to you to continue arguments.
07-29-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By Joe Bikerider

The OP asked about Nexus hub but the link was for...

The OP asked about Nexus hub but the link was for an Alfine shifter. I am pretty sure there is no difference but we should be sure. My understanding is that the Nexus 8 and Alfine 8 have internal...
07-29-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 597
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I saw a middle aged pot bellied guy riding just a...

I saw a middle aged pot bellied guy riding just a few days ago sporting a USPS jersey. I am allowed to use that description since it matches me pretty closely, especially with the pounds Iíve gained...
07-29-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 975
Posted By Joe Bikerider

That story has changed, more details have been...

That story has changed, more details have been added since I originally posted it. Added were the company, Amazon, and the victimís name. There are a lot of people who love Amazon for whatever...
07-29-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 975
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Child struck and killed by delivery van.

https://news24-680.com/2020/07/28/child-dies-after-being-struck-by-delivery-driver-in-lafayette-tuesday/

This happened right near a local elementary school. Amazon, UPS, Fedex, etc vans are all...
07-25-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3,219
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Views: 452,960
Posted By Joe Bikerider

For you Mark Twain fans please read ďTaming the...

For you Mark Twain fans please read ďTaming the BicycleĒ. It chronicles the authorís trials learning to ride a high wheeler. Some of which ring true today. Concludes with this classic line:

ďGet...
07-22-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,406
Posted By Joe Bikerider

What about my Della Santa? Rides great for me,...

What about my Della Santa? Rides great for me, especially as a climber. Thatís why I bought it. Test ride from Orinda Cycle and straight up the hill as far as I could go up the hill until I really...
07-22-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,447
Posted By Joe Bikerider

In answer to the original question, my daughter...

In answer to the original question, my daughter the MD, just quit. Sheís much happier now and her son is too. Iím not sure what her future plans are. Sometimes stepping back for a while is good.
07-21-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 94,458
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I made a similar mission a few months back and...

I made a similar mission a few months back and got an excellent picture in response. A classic line squall bearing down on a rider in Riverside. Those riding in Southern California (inland) or...
07-17-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By Joe Bikerider

This is what I ride ...

This is what I ride

https://biria.com/bike/eb-lite-8-internal-nexus-8

low maintenance and just jump on and go. Good luck.

ed: the same maker also has other gearing available for the same...
07-12-20, 12:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,334
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Isnít this the ďbonkĒ? Or in runnerís jargon...

Isnít this the ďbonkĒ? Or in runnerís jargon ďhitting the wallĒ? Sounds like it. Youíve basically overdone it. Itís something you can learn to avoid by drinking and eating during your ride. ...
07-10-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,779
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I just yell “**** you” as I go around them. All...

I just yell “**** you” as I go around them. All of them. With a finger displayed as well. It’s my street and I am sick of being threatened by these untrained losers. They are easy to spot.
07-09-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 94,458
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I could get a picture of the shoe repair shop...

I could get a picture of the shoe repair shop right downtown but I didnít figure that was much fun. Itís the same store that was there in 1970 when I needed my Detto Pietro shoes get cleats mounted...
07-09-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 760
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Good suggestion. I used to have one of those...

Good suggestion. I used to have one of those valve caps that had the prongs on it for just this occasion. It sat on my garage desk in the little spot under the monitor. Lots of little nuts and...
07-08-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 760
Posted By Joe Bikerider

My daughters fancy BMW 3something has a front...

My daughters fancy BMW 3something has a front tire that leaks just a little bit. About every two weeks it starts complaining about low tire. I just apply my Serfas floor pump to it for a few minutes...
07-05-20, 11:44 AM
07-05-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,122
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Yes, daytime. I am objecting to the excessively...

Yes, daytime. I am objecting to the excessively bright lights in the daytime.
07-04-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Gee when I was a shop animal one of the first...

Gee when I was a shop animal one of the first things the boss taught us was never to use a screwdriver or any piece of metal when mounting a tire. Thatís a sure way to mess up something, like tire,...
07-03-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,122
Posted By Joe Bikerider

How about not shining your ultra bright lights in...

How about not shining your ultra bright lights in my eyes? Yes, we maybe didnít crash but did you notice me turning my head away from your rude display? I guess you think thatís my problem. Sigh.
07-02-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 94,458
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Gawwd. Can you lawyers just back off for a minute...

Gawwd. Can you lawyers just back off for a minute and let us normal people try to find some things? I mean really.
07-02-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By Joe Bikerider

No. The only place I stop to pee, I take my bike...

No. The only place I stop to pee, I take my bike in the door.
07-02-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,338
Posted By Joe Bikerider

See rule number 1.

See rule number 1.
07-02-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 94,458
Posted By Joe Bikerider

If that was a picture from New Zealand it would...

If that was a picture from New Zealand it would be totally strong and in use daily. They seem to have a lot of very similar structures. Letís find something more ďfalling downishĒ.
07-01-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 587
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Re: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. ...

Re: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.
I canít help but jump in here. When I was teaching Math in the Peace Corps (Ghana, 1974-77) I picked this book up somewhere and really enjoyed reading...
07-01-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,338
Posted By Joe Bikerider

How to get a flat tire

This morning I was out on one of my morning rides, later these days to avoid the MUP crowds. I stopped on the way back at Walden Park since I knew there would be a picknick table in the shade there....
06-28-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 94,458
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Thatís a pretty big little library! Can you tell...

Thatís a pretty big little library! Can you tell us where it is? Thanks
06-27-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 94,458
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Thanks Barry. I wonít do such a fancy map but...

Thanks Barry. I wonít do such a fancy map but here are two more I know about locally. On Collins Drive in Pleasant Hill, itís only a two block street, in Poetís Corner area. And in the parking lot...
06-27-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 94,458
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Nice one. Very odd construction. If you are going...

Nice one. Very odd construction. If you are going to use an old window then why not make the box the same width? Is that some New England thrift going on? Note to Barry: I guess I wasnít thinking,...
06-26-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 94,458
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Can you be more specific please? I was talking...

Can you be more specific please? I was talking about the IHT which in Pleasant Hill is pretty much North South whereas the Canal Trail is East West. Confusing I know. Maybe just give me a street...
06-26-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 94,458
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Then next time you are in Pleasant Hill...

Then next time you are in Pleasant Hill California, ride the Iron Horse Bike Trail north and after crossing under the BART train tracks you will come across this guys place right on the trail. It...
06-26-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 94,458
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I stood there for a few minutes, waiting for the...

I stood there for a few minutes, waiting for the usual crowd of giant SUVís (aka Chelsea Tractors) to pass and sure enough that guy on his recumbent was nice enough to come by. While I continued my...
06-26-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 94,458
Posted By Joe Bikerider

My local roundabout (aka traffic circle). ...

My local roundabout (aka traffic circle).


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06-22-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,680
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Saw a new one on the local MUP last weekend. A...

Saw a new one on the local MUP last weekend. A three wheeled motor powered something or another. To top it off he had a really loud air horn that he was using constantly as he approached me from...
06-17-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 94,458
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Not really much of a tower but a place for a...

Not really much of a tower but a place for a lifeguard to sit.

...
06-15-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 94,458
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I thought this would be a slam dunk. Three tire...

I thought this would be a slam dunk. Three tire stores right near my house. First two had all their regular signs plastered over with instructions. Like curbside pick up etc. Wear a mask. The third...
06-13-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,077
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Re: clicking brake levers. I havenít done that...

Re: clicking brake levers. I havenít done that for a few years but just for fun I tried it this morning on our local MUP when I came up on a group of walkers. No reaction whatsoever. Rang my bell...
06-12-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Napa county wineries are open, Sonoma county...

Napa county wineries are open, Sonoma county opened today. There will be a rush of tourists that will make riding here not very pleasant. The Bay Area is full of people who have been cooped up for...
06-12-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 94,458
Posted By Joe Bikerider

The only place local to me ďThe Little FarmĒ...

The only place local to me ďThe Little FarmĒ likely to have sheep is closed. Being that itís in Berkeley, Iím sure they are being well taken care of. Can you imagine the uproar if the staff had eaten...
06-10-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,219
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Which is exactly my I searched around Utube to...

Which is exactly my I searched around Utube to find the motions that actually happen getting on and off a bike. If it is convenient please get a vid of you getting on and off. If not then no big deal...
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