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08-02-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,665
Posted By ironnerd

That's just disturbing.

That's just disturbing.
Forum: Commuting
07-18-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,604
Posted By ironnerd

That's what he gets for not being able to park...

That's what he gets for not being able to park the ultimate driving machine between the lines.
Anyone who can't park between the lines deserves to have his car pooped on buy seagulls.
07-18-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 779
Posted By ironnerd

Had the same "click" on my previous bike. It...

Had the same "click" on my previous bike. It about drove me nuts trying to find the problem.

The fix:
Pull the bottom bracket cartridge, wrap the threads in a single layer of Teflon tape,...
07-15-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 33,292
Posted By ironnerd

Women, Children, and Gentlemen of a delicate...

Women, Children, and Gentlemen of a delicate constitution may wish to skip this post...

The Topic brought back an old memory.

I was 17, and was driving my High school girlfriend home one warm...
07-01-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,458
Posted By ironnerd

Dude! That Rocks! Window fogging would be an...

Dude! That Rocks!

Window fogging would be an issue - maybe something like this: Wireless portable hair dryer...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,782
Posted By ironnerd

Great vid! Brought back some memories - I could...

Great vid!
Brought back some memories - I could just about smell the place (a good thing).
And, of course, there's just something about BONGO trucks!

Thanks for posting!
07-01-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,133
Posted By ironnerd

TXBDan... When you quote him, I can see what he...

TXBDan... When you quote him, I can see what he says...:lol:
Again... there is always "That Guy". This one does not get tongue-in-cheek humor, I guess. So far on this forum I've found about 1,000...
06-30-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By ironnerd

Slingshot Bicycles

I have never seen a Slingshot bicycle in the wild, even though I lived in Grand Rapids, MI for a while (where they are built). I've known about them for a long time, and have a passing curiosity. I...
06-28-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,133
Posted By ironnerd

DomaneS5 - SEXY bike!!!! I'm still...

DomaneS5 - SEXY bike!!!!

I'm still stretching my legs. After 20 miles, riding starts to become work. I may be able to do 30 with a riding partner, but that's a super-solid maybe.
...
06-27-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,133
Posted By ironnerd

I'm curious... tell me more 'bout this bike....

I'm curious... tell me more 'bout this bike. 'Cause it looks sweet!
06-27-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,133
Posted By ironnerd

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x384/double_facepalm_tng1_932aeae15d15806d3f5153e29a5e9f495bd60489.jpg
veganbikes is why forums have ignore lists...
06-27-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,133
Posted By ironnerd

veganbikes, you stepped into the wrong thread...

veganbikes, you stepped into the wrong thread with your "I know better" attitude. If you have that kind of attitude at the bike shop, you're one of the reasons LBS are dying out. Your attitude is...
06-25-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,891
Posted By ironnerd

"Canal Bikes" ... I like it.

"Canal Bikes" ... I like it.
06-25-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,133
Posted By ironnerd

Meh, it's a forum. There is always "That Guy". ...

Meh, it's a forum. There is always "That Guy".


I call myself a Blue-Collar Bicyclist. I'm very practical. A Carbon bike would be fantastic, but I don't feel like dropping that kind of money on a...
06-25-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,133
Posted By ironnerd

My assumption is that it was completely cost...

My assumption is that it was completely cost driven; they run about $80/pair on Amazon. That's a lot on a $400 bike.
I thought I would hate the weird paddle shifters, but they are actually extremely...
06-25-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,133
Posted By ironnerd

Oh...kay... I have always been astonished by...

Oh...kay...
I have always been astonished by the human capacity to whine and complain about anything and everything.
Please do write that book. I'll go ride my bike and be happy.
Forum: Southeast
06-24-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,130
Posted By ironnerd

GA 400 Century Ride

Anyone in the ATL zone doing this? Short notice - I just heard about it on the radio this evening.

GA 400 CENTURY RIDE (http://ga400century.com/)
...
06-24-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,133
Posted By ironnerd

That is some Earth-shattering information. ...

That is some Earth-shattering information.

Actually, it's a nice bike. Not a great bike (I've had better). And not a nice bike "for the money". It's just a nice bike. If it really matters to...
06-24-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,133
Posted By ironnerd

Found a bit of weirdness on the bike. The...

Found a bit of weirdness on the bike.

The rear tire kept going flat, so I grabbed a new tube and put the bike on the MX stand. With the tube completely deflated, the tire just falls off the rim....
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By ironnerd

Hmmm... I'm sensing a theme here. ...

Hmmm...

I'm sensing a theme here.

Thanks guys. It probably only looked good because it was sitting nest to a Free Spirit of the same era.
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By ironnerd

AMF Black Gold

Saw this at an auction house. It is up for sale this week and I was wondering if it was worth bidding on. I looked it over, and it's in remarkably good shape. No rust, brakes and derailleurs seem to...
06-23-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,953
Posted By ironnerd

No good... I even tried guilt (he SOLD my bike...

No good...
I even tried guilt (he SOLD my bike when I was in Korea), but to no avail. He just likes his bike, and I can't blame him - we all seem to agree that it's a pretty cool old bicycle.
Forum: Southeast
06-21-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,379
Posted By ironnerd

Darn Atlanta traffic...

Darn Atlanta traffic...
06-21-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,891
Posted By ironnerd

Very cool! My dad (in da middle of da mitten)...

Very cool!
My dad (in da middle of da mitten) was just telling me about guys in his area riding bikes to a local fishing spot next to the rail trail.

Could "Fishin' Bikes" be the next BIG THING?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,890
Posted By ironnerd

When I converted from Road to MTB, I didn't...

When I converted from Road to MTB, I didn't really get the whole down-shift thing, and ended up breaking my chain several times. I got really good at fixing it, but after a while it got too short, so...
06-21-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,953
Posted By ironnerd

Close! It is a 1984 Club Fuji - Dad bought it...

Close! It is a 1984 Club Fuji - Dad bought it used, so I never saw it with the hoods. The handlebar covers are not foam though... They are GEL with a nice nylon cover. They are in really good shape,...
Forum: Foo
06-20-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,628
Posted By ironnerd

VNV Nation: Alpha https://youtu.be/gXX_eaHbvxg ...

VNV Nation: Alpha
https://youtu.be/gXX_eaHbvxg

The Funeral from "Firefly"
https://youtu.be/j2b3aZQvOI8

"When you can't run, you crawl. And when you can't crawl... well, you know the rest" -...
06-20-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,462
Posted By ironnerd

I would have told him (with a very straight face,...

I would have told him (with a very straight face, and deadpan delivery) it meant his shoes were too tight.
Forum: Southeast
06-20-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,379
Posted By ironnerd

Ride from a few weeks ago... ...

Ride from a few weeks ago...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1224x1224/sct_001_ff8c565a5c7d6dc5a789629967d9ca254e0ab78f.jpg...
06-20-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,953
Posted By ironnerd

Oh... it fits. I've ridden it. The trick is...

Oh... it fits. I've ridden it.

The trick is talking my dad into letting me buy it. I suspect this will be a delicate negotiation.
06-19-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,953
Posted By ironnerd

Barn Find

Literally found this between two stacks of hay in my dad's barn. This was his bike back in the 1980's and we put a lot of miles on it (I had a similar bike).

I knocked of most of the hay, straw,...
06-19-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,171
Posted By ironnerd

Stunning. Just a beautiful bike.

Stunning. Just a beautiful bike.
06-19-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,594
Posted By ironnerd

Well... they are called side walks for a reason. ...

Well... they are called side walks for a reason.

Fortunately, my route to work is about 1/2 quiet neighbourhood streets, 1/2 MUP (not attached to the road). There is a short 1/4 mile section where...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-19-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,309
Posted By ironnerd

1bid (Bay City, MI)

For those of you living near Bay City, MI, there is an on-line auction house called 1bid.us in the area. They have "Vintage" bikes fairly often. The kind of bikes that would make a fun project. Like...
Forum: Southeast
06-19-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By ironnerd

What the Heck... let's do it. Nothing...

What the Heck... let's do it.

Nothing official or coordinated. Just show up and ride (at around midnight ;) )
Forum: Commuting
06-19-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,411
Posted By ironnerd

I wear shorts and a t-shirt on the commute, then...

I wear shorts and a t-shirt on the commute, then change into work clothes in the copy room. I just keep the work clothes neatly folded in a really big zip-top bag in my backpack. If anyone ever...
06-10-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,742
Posted By ironnerd

Rivnuts are only threaded on the inside. They...

Rivnuts are only threaded on the inside. They should look a bit like this:
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/480x360/hqdefault_10eb70b36ac5b91ba422c0dee20fbb5592642c1e.jpg

We...
05-29-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,207
Posted By ironnerd

If you are curious about the internal condition...

If you are curious about the internal condition of a Fiber Fork or frame, tap it with a quarter. It should sound almost like a "ping". If it sounds flat you may have some delamination going on.
...
05-24-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,018
Posted By ironnerd

As an adult: 1. No. Been yelled at by rednecks...

As an adult:
1. No. Been yelled at by rednecks a few times, but never actually assaulted.
I don't do spandex, and I am starting to believe that is a wise choice. I have read a few threads that...
05-24-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,141
Posted By ironnerd

Paul Barnard: Well... he ran a red light at a...

Paul Barnard: Well... he ran a red light at a fairly busy intersection.

He also broke the law (thus the Ironic Coincidence).
Under the Uniform Rules of the Road Law (Title 40 of the Official...
05-24-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,594
Posted By ironnerd

There should be an App. Like aviation's ADS-B...

There should be an App.
Like aviation's ADS-B (https://www.faa.gov/nextgen/programs/adsb/) to let pedestrians know that a bicyclist or jogger is approaching, and also alert cyclists and joggers that...
05-24-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,141
Posted By ironnerd

Coincidence or Irony?

On my way home the other day I saw a guy wearing one of these jerseys run a read light on his bike..
Could not decide if it was Coincidence or Irony... ...
Forum: Introductions
05-24-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By ironnerd

'sup?

'sup?
Forum: Introductions
05-22-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By ironnerd

I was a OV-1 Mohawk guy at HAAF.

I was a OV-1 Mohawk guy at HAAF.
Forum: Introductions
05-18-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By ironnerd

Tom. Welcome! I love the old Huffy! I really...

Tom. Welcome!
I love the old Huffy! I really like bikes that are practical machines as opposed to toys.
05-18-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,405
Posted By ironnerd

I think one issue is that the jerks won't read...

I think one issue is that the jerks won't read this thread. If they do, they will agree with it completely (because it's always that other guy who's being the jerk).
Maelochs, what's your point?...
Forum: Introductions
05-18-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By ironnerd

Welcome. Yeah-I'm a little taken aback by the...

Welcome.
Yeah-I'm a little taken aback by the LACK of internet snarkiness here. LOTS of info here too.

And yeah... the Lake Michigan shore is wonderful!
(Grew up in Midland, LIVED in Grand...
05-18-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,512
Posted By ironnerd

Because the world is not ready for quadruples? ...

Because the world is not ready for quadruples?

Hell, I dunno. My Bikes Direct bike didn't come with a triple.
Forum: Foo
05-18-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,714
Posted By ironnerd

Wow... Glad I stopped needed the newest phone...

Wow... Glad I stopped needed the newest phone after my Razor died ('twas a sad, sad day).
My newest phone is a $125 LG android from Target (you can pop the back off and replace the battery in about...
05-17-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 24,521
Views: 2,298,716
Posted By ironnerd

21 1/2 miles this morning on the Silver Comet...

21 1/2 miles this morning on the Silver Comet Trail. First time I have gone over 8 miles in about a decade.

My taint hurts, but I felt great other than that. Took me 1:36 with a five(ish) minute...
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