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09-23-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,245
Posted By Colorado Kid

I had the same problem with my Fixed Gear. I've...

I had the same problem with my Fixed Gear. I've tried everything. What made it run better is some good lube. I'm using Finish Line right now and that seems work fine.
Forum: Commuting
09-23-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By Colorado Kid

What is a good place to buy long underwear? My...

What is a good place to buy long underwear? My local military surplus has nothing in stock. Any ideals of where is the best military surplus place to buy from?
Forum: Commuting
09-21-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By Colorado Kid

Long Underwear

Today, it was in the 40s when I left for work. (It was 65F the other day). What type of long underwear to you recommend for commuting?
Forum: Commuting
09-12-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 802
Posted By Colorado Kid

It's getting cold here

Just back from a short for a in the mountains today. (Boulder CO area.) Man was it cool up in the hills. Anyone else starting to wear cool weather gear yet?
09-05-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By Colorado Kid

Gear down, that's what I did. I not have a...

Gear down, that's what I did. I not have a 42+18/20 on my fixed gear. Works great in all but the steepest hills.
Forum: Commuting
07-09-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,401
Posted By Colorado Kid

While we're on this thread, how many on this list...

While we're on this thread, how many on this list has called someone to pick them up due to the fact, the bike broke down? I've only down it it once or twice. Also too, it was over 95F to change a...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By Colorado Kid

Fenders for A Carbon Fiber Bike

The LBS is advising me that I should use fenders on a Carbon Fiber Bike (Which I use to commuter, someday.) they say it would protect the frame from all the Chip and Tar roads we have around here. I...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,215
Posted By Colorado Kid

New Bell

Well it had to happen, On today's commute, the bell died on me. Nothing I tried would work. Now I'm in the market for a new bell. Something load and Brassy Any ideals? What works and doesn't work in...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,401
Posted By Colorado Kid

The basic stuff

How many on this list can do the basic stuff like lube a chain or change a flat? In talking with other commuters, few care anymore. AAA Plus will do some things like fix a flat but how many know how...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,042
Posted By Colorado Kid

Yes, please

There is tons of DIY for using military surplus bags on the web. Some have even using larger bags as handlebar bags or panniers.
Forum: Commuting
06-16-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By Colorado Kid

Camelbak

Does anyone use a Camelbak on their ride? I saw one guy today that had one. The thing was so bright (In color.) I could see it 1/2 block away.
05-15-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,737
Posted By Colorado Kid

Proofide

I've heard that Brook's "Proofide will help in the break-in. I'm am not sure of that. I just brought a B-17 and it is hard as a rock. funny thing, with each ride it becomes a little bit better.
Forum: Commuting
05-15-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By Colorado Kid

Proofide

How often should you put on Proofide to your Brooks. (To make it softer.) Once a week or more?
Forum: Commuting
05-07-20, 04:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By Colorado Kid

I have a normal road bike without an upright...

I have a normal road bike without an upright handlebars. I was thinking of getting Profide and work it into the seat. Would that work?
Forum: Commuting
05-06-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By Colorado Kid

How Many Miles?

I have a Brooks B-17 saddle. At mile 20, my butt hurts and I can't ride much more. How Many miles does it take to break this thing in before it break me? LOL Is there something I can use to speed up...
Forum: Commuting
04-28-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,157
Posted By Colorado Kid

Handlebar Tape

How often do you replace your handlebar tape? One a year or more?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By Colorado Kid

No, the dealer wanted $1,100. for it. I talked...

No, the dealer wanted $1,100. for it. I talked him down to $800.00!!! What a deal. Shops are hurting and need some cash flow now. I think that's why I got it at such a low price. P.S. I still have a ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-20, 04:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By Colorado Kid

New Bike

Just picked up a new used bike from the dealer. It a Scott CR1.. It has 105 group with it. Does anyone know anything about this bike? It is about three years old.
Forum: Commuting
04-13-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,579
Posted By Colorado Kid

How many Rear Lights Do you Have?

A friend has four (in a row) of red blinking lights. Isn't that too much? How many do you have on your bike?
03-30-20, 04:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By Colorado Kid

Lock Down

How is everyone doing with this lock down that is gripping most of the country? Is anyone riding much?
03-27-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,090
Posted By Colorado Kid

Careful using older bikes in a trainer. I had a...

Careful using older bikes in a trainer. I had a problem with the tire getting hot and blowing out.(Ok, I'm a hammer head at times.) Wider tires help. Right now I'm using 700+23. I wish the bike could...
03-26-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,077
Posted By Colorado Kid

I'm off for Cancer. It will be four months since...

I'm off for Cancer. It will be four months since I rode every day. No,I didn't go crazy. yet, Thank God for Amazon. They have everything I need for baking or whatever. The point is, find something...
03-21-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,048
Posted By Colorado Kid

In my town, there's a run on cash. First T.P. and...

In my town, there's a run on cash. First T.P. and now cash. Go figure.
Forum: Commuting
03-01-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By Colorado Kid

What are you carrying? If it really large you...

What are you carrying? If it really large you might want to consider a trailer. I've hauled everything from spare tire waiting to be repaired to large poster with frames.
Forum: Commuting
02-29-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1,340
Views: 170,415
Posted By Colorado Kid

Found a policeman's wallet by the side of the...

Found a policeman's wallet by the side of the road with the badge still in it. Rode over to the local police station and gave it to them.
Forum: Commuting
02-28-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By Colorado Kid

Trailers And Wind

I have a Burley Nomad that I love.. Does high winds affect the way a trailer handles? We have a lot of windy days and I don't want to take the trailer out if it acts like a sail.
Forum: Commuting
02-13-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By Colorado Kid

No Refund???

Here is a e-mail I got from Dirt Rag. Why no refund I wonder

.It is with a heavy heart that we're writing to say, that after 30 years of publishing, Dirt Rag is filing for bankruptcy and ceasing...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By Colorado Kid

Wire Ranks

How many on this list use wire rack as opposed to something else?
Forum: Commuting
01-25-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,047
Posted By Colorado Kid

The New Bicycling

I was at the doctor's office the other day, the "New" Bicycling Magazine was there. (Don't see in many place anymore.) Has anyone seen this since it got sold and moved to NYC? It seemed better then...
12-30-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,189
Posted By Colorado Kid

Why would some of the models be considered, "Boat...

Why would some of the models be considered, "Boat Anchor" and not others? I remember lifting some of the models and they were heavy! The touring models of the day weren't light by any means too.
12-29-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,189
Posted By Colorado Kid

Boat Anchor

How many models of the Schwinn line up from the 70s-80s would be considered "Boat Anchor's' today?
12-13-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,376
Posted By Colorado Kid

Use to use my old Motobecane all the time on the...

Use to use my old Motobecane all the time on the trainer. Just wipe it off when your done and put a good coat of wax on it and you should be good. Just watch out what old what tires you use. A hard...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 439
Posted By Colorado Kid

Jandd Merger?

I heard a rumor that long time maker of bicycle packs, Jandd may be merging with someone else. Has anyone heard any information about the merger?
11-30-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,580
Posted By Colorado Kid

The Olympic people experimented with various...

The Olympic people experimented with various exotic gases for many years. They found out through scientific experiment there's little difference as far as efficiency in a bicycle tire. Hydrogen, they...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By Colorado Kid

I should posted under, "Used". I wanted to go...

I should posted under, "Used". I wanted to go out and ride today but a major snow storm stopped me. (17' will do that! ) Anyone else got hit by the big storm? Don't worry. I have studs on the Mt....
Forum: Commuting
11-25-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By Colorado Kid

Used From Amazon

The doc is starting to let me ride again (short rides.) after going through Blood Cancer. I saw on Amazon they are selling Brooks Flyer's saddle (without box, etc.) for way less then the normal...
11-24-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,106
Posted By Colorado Kid

What happen?

I know they were based in OK for some rime. Who bought them out and what happen? I heard rumors for months they were moving but this is the first, concrete proof I heard of the move. Wish them the...
11-23-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,109
Posted By Colorado Kid

Too old to ride?

At what point do you give up trying to find parts for your CV bike and make it a wall hanger? 50s-40s or later?
Forum: Commuting
11-23-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,965
Posted By Colorado Kid

Grinning out ( In time.) can lead to burn out. I...

Grinning out ( In time.) can lead to burn out. I can agree with most on this list, try something else. You might also want to take a page from the SAD page. Get some light (fluorescent helps the...
11-21-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By Colorado Kid

Vintage Tour Vehicles

Anyone got some nice shots of older tour vehicles? ( With bikes of course.) Something we son't see anymore.
11-21-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,327
Posted By Colorado Kid

Nice bikes. That one with a derailleur, anyway...

Nice bikes. That one with a derailleur, anyway you put a chain guard on a bike that doesn't come with it?
Forum: Touring
11-16-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,136
Posted By Colorado Kid

I stayed in several KOA state parks back when I...

I stayed in several KOA state parks back when I toured the East. Rv's with their generated running all night, drunks etc. Choose your place to stay
for the night, wisely.
Forum: Commuting
11-15-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,180
Posted By Colorado Kid

Nice mug of hot chocolate always worked for me...

Nice mug of hot chocolate always worked for me after a ride in the rain.
11-12-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 18,321
Posted By Colorado Kid

Man, I'm sorry to hear the bad news. All my...

Man, I'm sorry to hear the bad news. All my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Forum: Commuting
11-07-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,902
Posted By Colorado Kid

Thanks! Everyone has been so nice to to me during...

Thanks! Everyone has been so nice to to me during this treatment. Last night, I have my first, "get sick from Chemo". Nasty!!! Lucky, the doc give me some pills to prevent this in the future. I want...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By Colorado Kid

"The New Preformance"

Well, I've just talked to the inside rep. for Preformance-Nashbar. They are now in CA and will have another smaller warehouse in NC soon. Customer service is starting to get better. (It wasn't...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,417
Posted By Colorado Kid

What type of Brooks saddle worked for you? Years...

What type of Brooks saddle worked for you? Years ago I switched to a B-17 and never looked back.
Forum: Commuting
11-03-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By Colorado Kid

It's good to post again. Yes, I still have...

It's good to post again. Yes, I still have Cancer. I might be off the bike for another 3+months. (The post is for my wife's bike.) Can't wait until I get better and I don't have to do Chemo anymore!!
Forum: Commuting
11-02-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By Colorado Kid

Side Lights

Has anyone used these side lights made by Planet Bike? https://www.planetbike.com/store/bottle-blinky-bike-side-light.html
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 26,707
Posted By Colorado Kid

Just got back from the local farmer's supply...

Just got back from the local farmer's supply store and yes, they have Rema (And other brands) patch kit for sale. Tractor size...I guess you could cut them down or sell off the extra. No, I'm not a...
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