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05-26-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By Rolla

IMO, yes WI is a worthwhile upgrade. I've never...

IMO, yes WI is a worthwhile upgrade. I've never had a Shimano or ACS that lasted at all, and every one of them had the trademark "clunk." Also, Box 2 makes a nice freewheel...
05-26-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5,203
Views: 3,658,233
Posted By WaffleHouse

I bought this as a small celebration for a...

I bought this as a small celebration for a promotion at work. It's going to be my all-weather bike. Assembly was easy enough, had to tighten the headset and adjust both front and back hub tension....
05-26-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 11,819
Posted By Polaris OBark

I just set the bike alarm on my Garmin, knowing...

I just set the bike alarm on my Garmin, knowing that if someone tries to take the bike, the alarm will deter them, and passers-by will instantly spring into action, restraining the perpetrator and...
05-25-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 328
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sounds like you're using bad technique, to be...

Sounds like you're using bad technique, to be frank. Any lever you jam in between the tire and rim occupies space that could have been tire slack.

If you can get into the habit of pressing the...
05-22-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,579
Posted By Iride01

"Try it and see how it works. Don't listen to...

"Try it and see how it works. Don't listen to what others say."
Forum: Foo
05-22-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
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Views: 185
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Mr. Bill was the best. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NO. lol

Mr. Bill was the best. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NO. lol
05-21-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 11,819
Posted By Stadjer

I think it has more to do with the bike in the...

I think it has more to do with the bike in the Netherlands being a very utilitarian mode of transport in a dense country. I ride my bike to a shop in 5 minutes and have it locked before I'm entirely...
05-20-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,408
Posted By mikehuangsd

well, I got the frame for free, and the paint is...

well, I got the frame for free, and the paint is pretty dinged up, so building it back up as an expensive geared bike didn't make much sense. So I built it as a discount single-speed and used up...
05-20-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,110
Posted By NoWhammies

SkinGriz Well done!!! Nice to know good people...

SkinGriz Well done!!! Nice to know good people (and pet lovers) still exist. We now return you to your regular bike related thread.
05-19-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,907
Posted By oleritter

This is always a valid question, as manufacturers...

This is always a valid question, as manufacturers (in my experience) seem to mess this up more often than not, or are so vague as to be meaningless.

I have this bike and I basically stripped it...
05-18-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,408
Posted By Senrab62

Carlton Banks

Love this bike. Don't ride it enough. Gets after it pretty good for it's age. Not the best pic, but was stopped and was admiring it. Please excuse the lights....
Forum: Foo
05-18-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 70,047
Posted By RubeRad

Was it like this? ...

Was it like this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2MfsMmki5U
05-17-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,408
Posted By mikehuangsd

oops - moved just built from a discarded...

oops - moved
just built from a discarded Specialized Allez Dolce frame!

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05-13-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 49,094
Posted By t2p

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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pic of my 95 Fisher Tassajara

got this at a flea...
Forum: Foo
05-13-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 271
Posted By Hondo Gravel

I covered the boat since the lake is dry and I...

I covered the boat since the lake is dry and I don’t want to haul it 125-150 miles to a lake that is less than half full :mad: and with gas prices. Surf fishing there is always water at the beach.
Forum: Foo
05-12-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 271
Posted By work4bike

The water started disappearing once we killed off...

The water started disappearing once we killed off the ruminates, such as the bison and other animals and started doing conventional agriculture.

This is just one example of how natural land...
05-10-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,359
Posted By Chuck M

I've never seen Breaking Away.

I've never seen Breaking Away.
05-10-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,359
Posted By Juan Foote

^IMO the newer reboot of the Star Trek movie...

^IMO the newer reboot of the Star Trek movie series is FAR better than the originals in too many ways to count. Totally worth a watch.

The little witch boy movies....(ah) Harry Potter. I think I...
Forum: Foo
05-09-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,341
Posted By mtnbud

​​​​​​I resigned just before COVID got to the US,...

​​​​​​I resigned just before COVID got to the US, but it was good timing because my son needed the extra support of having me at home when we went to online instruction. We were lucky I could afford...
05-09-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,533
Posted By Sorcerer

No I've never had steel cranks yet. Forged...

No I've never had steel cranks yet.

Forged aluminum are proven. I had a pair of CNC aluminum billet cranks that failed on the non drive side.

Had chainring failure. The other weekend I had an...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,212
Posted By chaadster

Itís my opinion that you should run rim tape (or...

Itís my opinion that you should run rim tape (or plugs, like Velocity VeloPlugs) with those kinds of rims, especially for higher pressure road applications. The tube can bulge into the holes, the...
Forum: Foo
05-07-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,341
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Forget about academics the only thing that...

Forget about academics the only thing that matters is having a good football team. Good football team = good school. The kids suffer at the schools with perennial bad football teams. The emotional...
Forum: Foo
05-07-22, 02:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 419
Posted By chewybrian

It was a fillies race. Most of the jockeys are...

It was a fillies race. Most of the jockeys are men, but there are a few ladies.
Forum: Foo
05-06-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5,478
Views: 508,954
Posted By Desert Ryder

Jerry Lee..... ...

Jerry Lee.....

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/810x1080/jerry_lee_9_weeks_10__561ae7f009266d3175674c908304f450bbf5ae5f.jpg
Forum: Commuting
05-05-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,105
Posted By Darth Lefty

Phoenix, man. I grew up there. About ten years...

Phoenix, man. I grew up there. About ten years ago I visited my parents out there around Labor Day and they were having a record streak of >110F days. At night it was cooling off to 90. My Dad wanted...
Forum: Foo
05-05-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 70,047
Posted By Shimagnolo

Drug Suspect, 44, Told Florida Police That His...

Drug Suspect, 44, Told Florida Police That His Name Was "Tyler Durden" (http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/cocaine/tyler-durden-arrest-749230)
Forum: Foo
05-04-22, 10:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By SurferRosa

Ah, the good ol' days: Star Wars, Kiss, and a...

Ah, the good ol' days: Star Wars, Kiss, and a Free Spirit bike with training wheels.
Forum: Foo
05-04-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Darth Vader was a great dad with spoiled rotten...

Darth Vader was a great dad with spoiled rotten children his son turned down his offer to rule 1/2 of the galaxy and all he got was a slap on the wrist.
Forum: Foo
05-04-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By genec

Sorry... thought better of it... saw a post did...

Sorry... thought better of it... saw a post did not exist... fingers were somehow compelled... perhaps by some dark forces... "Father... is that you?"
Forum: BMX
05-04-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By Rolla

I think stem pads are always crooked, no matter...

I think stem pads are always crooked, no matter the attachment method! That said, I prefer Velcro™ to snaps.
05-04-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By 79pmooney

Short answer - yes. The beauty of 1/8"chains. ...

Short answer - yes. The beauty of 1/8"chains. Many bike shops have them. I am sure a quick internet scan would land you a bunch. 1/8" chain is also used by the rest of the world and you can go to...
Forum: Foo
05-03-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,225
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

The first car I ever bought was a new 64 VW and...

The first car I ever bought was a new 64 VW and steering that in and out of a parking space was a breeze, no comparison to the Caddy. I think I should have had a can of spinach every time before...
05-03-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,936
Posted By Germany_chris

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Foo
05-03-22, 04:24 AM
Replies: 5,478
Views: 508,954
Posted By redtires

Haha....he might wish. No, he's a Vizsla mix. ...

Haha....he might wish. No, he's a Vizsla mix. The Vizsla is very apparent, not too sure on what other breed(s).
Forum: Foo
05-02-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,079
Posted By downtube42

In industry, you only have to be somewhere close...

In industry, you only have to be somewhere close to as good as the competition. If the barrier to industry entry is high - large capital investment - then mediocrity settles in like a bad relative.
Forum: Foo
05-02-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,079
Posted By Juan Foote

Even my experience with Kroger wasn't bad in...

Even my experience with Kroger wasn't bad in reference to the job description and responsibilities. It was just stocking shelves, not much to go wrong there. It was the management/ownership and...
Forum: Foo
05-02-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,079
Posted By Hondo Gravel

I enlisted in the KISS Army.

I enlisted in the KISS Army.
Forum: Foo
05-02-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,079
Posted By schwim

USMC: 0 stars, will never go camping with again.

USMC: 0 stars, will never go camping with again.
Forum: Foo
05-02-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,225
Posted By RubeRad

lol that feeling of terror when you're cutting it...

lol that feeling of terror when you're cutting it close for a flight, still have to return your rental car, and you pull into a gas station and CAN'T FIND THE CONTROL TO OPEN THE GAS DOOR! At least I...
Forum: Foo
04-30-22, 09:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 728
Posted By Zinger

The sun is the best bike light on the market so...

The sun is the best bike light on the market so long as you're home by dusk. Most of the drunks are out after that and your's is just another of the bright city lights to a drunk driver.
Forum: Foo
04-30-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,225
Posted By genec

The problem with "learning that tactile feel"...

The problem with "learning that tactile feel" aspect is that EVERY. DAMN. CAR. IS. DIFFERENT.

Used to be you could jump into any car and find all the same controls roughly set up the same. ...
Forum: Foo
04-29-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By Jstripe

I once saw a guy lift a bottle of liquor from a...

I once saw a guy lift a bottle of liquor from a drug store on a bike (no hands). They had a display of bottles near the front and automatic doors at both ends. He was in and gone before anyone knew...
04-28-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 51,289
Posted By FredMau

I agree that one word is very, very important....

I agree that one word is very, very important. But there are two further words that push Mass Transit over the brink for most people: In economics it's called "marginal cost".

I've been lucky a...
04-27-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 51,289
Posted By 50PlusCycling

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

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hgt9-oMfabY
04-27-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,098
Posted By sean.hwy

OMG that's funny you should say that. Out of my...

OMG that's funny you should say that. Out of my bike friends I am the one you want in the photo so you look better. I never seem to be able to match put/ together the "look".
Forum: Foo
04-26-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,153
Posted By Hondo Gravel

I ordered a BMW at Subway but they forgot to put...

I ordered a BMW at Subway but they forgot to put mayo on it :(.
04-26-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By Rolla

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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04-26-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

As Rolla pointed out, the VELO ORANGE handlebars...

As Rolla pointed out, the VELO ORANGE handlebars are great handlebars, BUT if you see the specifics concerning WIDTH, you will see that ONLY two of the VELO ORANGE handlebars that ROLLA highlighted...
04-26-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By Rolla

Velo Orange...

Velo Orange (https://velo-orange.com/collections/handlebars) makes several bars that might fit the bill. To my knowledge, they are all narrower than a North Roads.
...
04-26-22, 12:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

These Examples below are possibilities. All of...

These Examples below are possibilities. All of these below are random EXAMPLES of specific known USED handlebars that should WORK WELL.
Notice that I specifically compiled a few different ones...
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