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09-06-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By Brocephus

Thanks guys, good info. I actually have an old...

Thanks guys, good info. I actually have an old set of 2-bolt mtn cleats, on a very nice set of carbon-soled Shimano mtn shoes, that are sitting in a box of bike parts, along with the set of Time ATAC...
09-05-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By Brocephus

What's the lowdown on budget road pedals ?

My trusty old LOOK pedals are getting pretty long in the tooth, and I figured I'd do a little research before it got down to crunch time. Back in the glory days of Pricepoint, Supergo, etc., when...
Replies: 7
Views: 896
Posted By Brocephus

An amphibious bicycle? My memory is sketchy here,...

An amphibious bicycle? My memory is sketchy here, but this may have been done before, on Gilligan's Island ! :lol:
05-04-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,347
Posted By Brocephus

Oh yeah, even down here in South Podunk, we've...

Oh yeah, even down here in South Podunk, we've heard of Camelbacks ! :D In fact, you just reminded me that I already have one ! Years ago, I spotted a brand new one, will all retail labels still on...
05-03-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,248
Posted By Brocephus

Though evolution is as much a unscientific,...

Though evolution is as much a unscientific, faith-based philosophy as any religion, I don't find the jersey offensive. I looked at it more as an amusing endorsement of cycling, than a comment on the...
05-03-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,347
Posted By Brocephus

Looking for inexpensive way to add a water bottle.....

I've been up and down on Google and Ebay, till my eyes crossed, and figured I'd better just consult The Matrix here.
I ride in a rural area, with water sources relatively few and far between, and...
04-15-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By Brocephus

Thanks, that's what I was wondering, though I...

Thanks, that's what I was wondering, though I didn't phrase it properly. Sounds like it's not worth risking a chain to see if one of my spare 9's will work OK on my 10-sp bike.(I just installed a new...
04-15-20, 04:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 823
Posted By Brocephus

Years ago, I picked up several head bands with...

Years ago, I picked up several head bands with the team ONCE logo on them, and I've been using those during the wam months, ever since. They're comfortable, and they do a great job keeping the sweat...
04-15-20, 04:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By Brocephus

9-speed chain on 10-speed bike ?

I currently have 9 and 10-sp bikes, and have several spare 9-sp chains. I've recently seen ads for 10-sp KMC chains saying they're compatible with 8-9-10 speed systems, and I thought I'd double check...
04-03-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,387
Posted By Brocephus

Yep, no doubt. I think we're seeing some of that,...

Yep, no doubt. I think we're seeing some of that, already, as in lowered prices on things not selling on craigslist, and current fuel prices ( $1.79 ! Woo Hoo!), to name just a couple.
It's hard to...
04-03-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,387
Posted By Brocephus

I've read that rubber tires (I think this was in...

I've read that rubber tires (I think this was in reference to car tires, but should be cross-applicable), do experience some degradation over time, enough that you don;t want to buy "new" car tires...
04-01-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,168
Posted By Brocephus

I had a chainring bizarrely implode on me about 2...

I had a chainring bizarrely implode on me about 2 weeks ago while lightly torquing up a hill, but thankfully, no accident or further damage resulted.
I've been a bike junky for decades, raced for a...
03-29-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,255
Posted By Brocephus

Titanium or stainless steel? Oops, I thought...

Titanium or stainless steel?
Oops, I thought this was gonna be another helmet thread ! :lol:
03-26-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,587
Posted By Brocephus

That's easy for her to say, up in northern...

That's easy for her to say, up in northern Europe, but riding in rain gear in the humid southeastern US, or the jungles of the Yucatan, and I'm sure she'd change her tune ! :D
03-26-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By Brocephus

I just had to replace a busted small...

I just had to replace a busted small chainring,and hunt down the correct bolts. As I was recently told by our best local shop, the bolt diameters tend to be standardized, but the lengths can vary. My...
03-23-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By Brocephus

"That's a bingo !!" Thanks, bro !!...

"That's a bingo !!" Thanks, bro !! :thumb:
03-23-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By Brocephus

Which way do I position new (small) chainring ??

I just got my new 34T little chainring, to replace the one I mysteriously broke to pieces recently, but I'm not sure which way to orient it. The problem is that it's not a perfectly symmetrical...
03-22-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By Brocephus

My answer to the OP is "yes", we should exercise....

My answer to the OP is "yes", we should exercise. I was in the gym every few days, till they just recently shut down indefinitely, and unless I'm in the gym or out walking, I typically ride for 1.5+...
03-22-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,431
Posted By Brocephus

"Social distancing" during club rides......

It CAN be done !!! :D

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03-19-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By Brocephus

Hey Woodcraft, I really appreciate the offer, but...

Hey Woodcraft, I really appreciate the offer, but I have one on the way as we speak ( a Shimano unit coming from nashbar, fingers crossed that it fits!) And yeah, 43 was a typo as you guessed, I...
03-19-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By Brocephus

Thanks guys, I'd just done some googling and...

Thanks guys, I'd just done some googling and found out about the BCD, and just now measured as closely as i was able (looks to be 2 9/16, which i was about to hunt down the metric conversion for).
I...
03-19-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By Brocephus

Front chainring just disintegrated !! (need replacement advice/info)

Hey guys, I was just out riding, heading up the biggest hill on my regular route, when my small chainring just blew up on me ! I was up out of the saddle, but not really hammering (those days are...
03-16-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,587
Posted By Brocephus

Riding in the rain and flooded streets was fun,...

Riding in the rain and flooded streets was fun, back when I was a little kid in the 70's, riding a $49 Sears bike. But once old enough to buy my own bikes, from real bike shops, I got where I hate it...
03-15-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Brocephus

Thanks, those look about ideal. I had been...

Thanks, those look about ideal. I had been shopping at UK vendors like Merlin and Chain Reaction (where my currently missing stash of tubes all came from), because they tend to be so much cheaper...
03-15-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Brocephus

Anybody else ? So far I've got one Yea and one...

Anybody else ? So far I've got one Yea and one Nay, which doesn't exactly give me a consensus of opinion :lol:.
The 700's I'm finding don't get up into the width range I'm needing, and the 29ers all...
03-14-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 17,420
Posted By Brocephus

Or just PM them to me ! I think this thread has...

Or just PM them to me ! I think this thread has been hilarious ! :roflmao:
03-14-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Brocephus

How critical is matching tube diameter with tire width ?

I'm looking at picking up some spare 29er tubes for the 1.6" tires I'm running (on kind of an urban commuter hardtail faux-mtn bike), and everything I'm considering is advertised as being compatible...
03-14-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By Brocephus

Recommend brand and vendor for 29er tubes......

Hey guys, I seem to have completely lost a shoe box full of spare tubes :bang:, so I'm looking to pick up a few 29er spares, as painlessly as possible. I've ordered Michelins and Continentals (been...
09-16-19, 03:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,029
Posted By Brocephus

If you're serious about this, and think you're...

If you're serious about this, and think you're onto something, I'd reconsider posting your sketches. I assume they won't be patented or anything, so they could easily be stolen by someone that...
09-16-19, 03:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,455
Posted By Brocephus

I can't comment on their trainers,pumps,etc, but...

I can't comment on their trainers,pumps,etc, but I do have one of the Aldi's bike stands, and like the overwhelming majority of other owners, I think it's a lotta bang for the buck.
I was surprised...
09-12-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,405
Posted By Brocephus

Yeah, but "spreading the wear" on the...

Yeah, but "spreading the wear" on the cassette....or the chain? I'm thinking it wouldn't matter if the chain were a (theoretical) 100 feet long, (everything else being equal) the pedal strokes, wheel...
09-12-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,750
Posted By Brocephus

We used to have a great bike shop around here,...

We used to have a great bike shop around here, for decades, until it went under a few years back. It was run by the owner, co-owner, and a mechanic, and the shop used to organize a big Sunday club...
09-11-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,405
Posted By Brocephus

My guess would be that's because it's on a...

My guess would be that's because it's on a recumbent. You can;t jump out of the saddle and hammer on a recumbent, like you can with a regular bike, so the chain doesn't get the same tension, and...
09-09-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,405
Posted By Brocephus

So, assuming chains are changed at proper...

So, assuming chains are changed at proper intervals, what's a rough estimate of how many chains you could get with a cassette, and roughly how many total miles through a single cassette? (yeah,I...
09-06-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 28,693
Posted By Brocephus

“To have a right to do a thing is not at all the...

“To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.”― G.K. Chesterton;)
09-06-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 28,693
Posted By Brocephus

You're being obtuse. Obviously you're within your...

You're being obtuse. Obviously you're within your rights to go 20mph (not sure where you came up with the idea he suggested otherwise), but you would also be going significantly under the posted...
09-03-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,224
Posted By Brocephus

3rd jumbo rattlesnake this week !

(sorry, no pics :( ) Anyone else seeing extra snakes lately? I saw a gorgeous, large copperhead a bit earlier, but in the past couple days, I've come cross 3 big rattlesnakes. One was alive, about a...
09-02-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,535
Posted By Brocephus

For me personally, from a riding perspective,...

For me personally, from a riding perspective, fall/autumn is kind of bittersweet. Yes, it is hands down the "nicest" riding weather we get: Clear blue skies, low humidity, you can ride anytime during...
09-01-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,125
Posted By Brocephus

And speaking of "the cost of doing business",...

And speaking of "the cost of doing business", who's supposed to fund this nationwide (or is it global?) multi-billion dollar project ? It's real easy to flippantly decree what "they need to do", it's...
09-01-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,709
Posted By Brocephus

Killer score ! Beats the hell outa my deal !...

Killer score ! Beats the hell outa my deal ! :thumb:
09-01-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,709
Posted By Brocephus

The above advice about "buyer beware" on...

The above advice about "buyer beware" on Craigslist is accurate, but there are also lots of perfectly good, low-miles bikes on there, often at good prices. My current road bike was only a few years...
08-31-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,022
Posted By Brocephus

Seriously ?? You started a whole new thread, just...

Seriously ?? You started a whole new thread, just to "remind" cyclists to always be on the lookout for vehicle traffic? What a lifesaver. :foo:
Replies: 28
Views: 4,526
Posted By Brocephus

It seems like the way to go here is to keep...

It seems like the way to go here is to keep riding the old forks for a good while, until Cdale gets caught up with most of the replacements, then make your warranty claim. I'd bet they'll still be...
Replies: 28
Views: 4,526
Posted By Brocephus

Yeah, 3 months-(ish) is ridiculous. And it ain't...

Yeah, 3 months-(ish) is ridiculous. And it ain't like they can fall back on the time-honored excuse that they, "just want to make sure it's done right the first time", LOL!!!
Anyway, I feel your...
Replies: 28
Views: 4,526
Posted By Brocephus

That's inexcusable, IMO. I would write a...

That's inexcusable, IMO. I would write a hand-written letter to the company pres/CEO, whoever, reading them the riot act, and have it signed like a petition, by everyone you know.
Can't hurt :)
08-29-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,164
Posted By Brocephus

Well then, they're close enough on enough...

Well then, they're close enough on enough critical points that we can, at bare minimum, call Texans "honorary" Southerners !! ;)
08-26-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,048
Posted By Brocephus

11. I can go to 11 !! :innocent:

11. I can go to 11 !!

:innocent:
08-24-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,700
Posted By Brocephus

I've never had an issue getting free water...

I've never had an issue getting free water refills here in the states, I'm surprised this is even a thread topic. If I don't top-off at one of my regular convenience stores, I'll just walk in...
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