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05-27-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 597
Posted By leob1

Practice unclipping both feet. You'll use one...

Practice unclipping both feet. You'll use one more than the other most of the time, but every once in a while you'll need to unclip and put the off side foot down first. It's good to have the...
05-26-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,928
Posted By leob1

A cable is also a good way to secure you bike on...

A cable is also a good way to secure you bike on your car rack. I loop mine around the frame, and lock it to the hitch.
05-22-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 714
Posted By leob1

When my pedals get difficult to get out of it's...

When my pedals get difficult to get out of it's usually becuase they are dirty, so I hose them down with regular WD-40, wipe them off and they work much better.
You also have to remember to twist...
05-04-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 334
Posted By leob1

I bought a knock off for $79-ish. The video...

I bought a knock off for $79-ish. The video quality is ok, not good enough for Discovery channel but good enough for me.
The first time I put it on my bike, clamped to the handle bar, it fell off,...
Forum: Foo
05-01-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By leob1

I was at the local junk yard on an unrelated...

I was at the local junk yard on an unrelated issue, LOTS of broken glass on the ground, piles of it.
I did it like that to make it easier to clean up, he didn't notice.
05-01-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By leob1

Since my repair has been postponed due to the...

Since my repair has been postponed due to the ongoing pandemic, and the weather is getting nicer, I want to ride. I got a truss and could not imagine wearing it while riding. That could be due to...
05-01-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By leob1

Solid foam tires so they don't go flat. Would I...

Solid foam tires so they don't go flat. Would I use one on my road bike, no. On the balance bike it won't make a difference.
Balance bikes are the best way to get a kid riding.
05-01-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 974
Posted By leob1

WD-40 Bike Dry, works reasonably well, But like I...

WD-40 Bike Dry, works reasonably well, But like I have found with most dry lubes you need to apply it more often.
And it has a pleasant odor.
Any lube is better than no lube.
Forum: Foo
04-22-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By leob1

My son bought his first new car, a 2016 Ford...

My son bought his first new car, a 2016 Ford fiesta ST in early March. Our house had trees that would shed branches from time to time on to the driveway. So I was at the junk yard on another...
04-21-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By leob1

If you don't already have it, change to...

If you don't already have it, change to compressionless housing. You'll notice a difference.
04-16-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By leob1

My 2006 Trek 7.5 FX came with a aluminium fork,...

My 2006 Trek 7.5 FX came with a aluminium fork, stem, and bars. I eventually swapped the stem and bars for carbon fiber stem and bars. The feeling of the ride was changed dramatically. There was...
04-14-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By leob1

Unless your hand brazing while building a new...

Unless your hand brazing while building a new frame, there really is no reason to use a torch on a bicycle.
Brake cleaner is much better than alcohol.
Forum: Foo
04-13-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,617
Posted By leob1

You still don't have any beer. And why don't...

You still don't have any beer.
And why don't you keep an emergency stash?
04-13-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,570
Posted By leob1

I would not have taken you to be a blingy bar...

I would not have taken you to be a blingy bar tape kind of guy. I like the paint on the frame.
04-02-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 399
Posted By leob1

After hitting a steel plate on the road and...

After hitting a steel plate on the road and getting two flats at once, I carry two tubes and enough co2 to inflate them both.
In addition to the patch kit and gas for flat #3...
03-25-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By leob1

In the shop, putting the cutting guide on the...

In the shop, putting the cutting guide on the fork makes cutting the steerer tube quick, easy and precise. Well worth having.
At home, where I've cut maybe four steerers over my cycling life, an...
03-24-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By leob1

the only thing not normal is calling tires tyres.

the only thing not normal is calling tires tyres.
03-24-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By leob1

Some headset\frames respond better to taping them...

Some headset\frames respond better to taping them in than others. Go slow, tap easy, and even around the circumference. And make sure you are starting even. And be very careful it stays even.
03-18-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,174
Posted By leob1

Front Freewheel system, why?

Front Freewheel system, why?
03-09-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,165
Posted By leob1

or flattened by the truck passing you.

or flattened by the truck passing you.
03-04-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 728
Posted By leob1

This.

This.
03-02-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,894
Posted By leob1

Just like women, my favorite is the one that's...

Just like women, my favorite is the one that's under me.
03-02-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,480
Posted By leob1

That is what you should be striving for.

That is what you should be striving for.
02-28-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By leob1

Got a small problem 'down there'...

The past few weeks I've been doing penance on the trainer in the basement until things get warmer and lighter. Not having any real problems or pain while on the bike. The other day I had my...
02-28-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,217
Posted By leob1

These days just getting outside to ride is an...

These days just getting outside to ride is an achievement.
02-28-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 544
Posted By leob1

Just go to your favorite LBS, buy 6 feet of...

Just go to your favorite LBS, buy 6 feet of proper shifter housing, and new cables while your at it, and be done with the job correctly. No need to buy a spool.
02-28-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By leob1

Having worked in the machining industry, most...

Having worked in the machining industry, most tool and die makers would rather use a power too whenever they can, it just a matter of saving time. Some detail work requires the rifflers, but not...
02-28-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By leob1

What's the difference?

What's the difference?
02-24-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,647
Posted By leob1

More than 27 years ago, I put a rear mounted...

More than 27 years ago, I put a rear mounted child seat on my road bike (I also put on some fatter tires 28?). While you could say it worked, the extra weight on the back had a big effect on the...
02-18-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By leob1

Use the 8.8 steel bolts. Then go to your local...

Use the 8.8 steel bolts. Then go to your local flea market, find the guy selling outdated and\or discontinued cosmetics. They usually have a rack of finger nail polish. But a bottle in the color...
02-18-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,963
Posted By leob1

So your riding a bike that has not been properly...

So your riding a bike that has not been properly advertised as a 'gravel bike'?
Your living dangerously my friend.
Forum: Foo
02-11-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By leob1

When my son was 3 or 4 years old, we treated...

When my son was 3 or 4 years old, we treated ourselves and got a few lobsters. My son was sitting in his high chair, so I put one on the tray for him to see. Then my wife uttered the immortal words...
02-11-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,161
Posted By leob1

The spin class at my Y that I used to go to was...

The spin class at my Y that I used to go to was worth paying attention to(wink wink)
The spinning during the colder, darker months pays off when the weather gets nicer. on my first outdoor rides I...
02-11-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,068
Posted By leob1

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1242x1284/anti_seize_meme_fullsize_9e3b78c29fd4884cedc763bb3506a4d683893659.jpg
02-05-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,077
Posted By leob1

Harbor freight sells the red shop rags. Buy them...

Harbor freight sells the red shop rags. Buy them when they are on sale, 50 for $10.00. Use em, toss em.
01-31-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By leob1

A 6 inch adjustable wrench, or if it fits in a...

A 6 inch adjustable wrench, or if it fits in a small socket or open end wrench.
Just be careful you push it sideways and break it.
01-30-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By leob1

I use the half fare senior option on NJ Transit...

I use the half fare senior option on NJ Transit all the time, I keep waiting for somebody to verify my age!
01-30-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By leob1

Most of this is just not true. The only part that...

Most of this is just not true. The only part that is true is about the amount of seatpost toy need for the clamp. And if you don't have enough seatpost exposed, then your frame is probably to big...
01-29-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,001
Posted By leob1

At home; the ones I got for free. At the shop;...

At home; the ones I got for free.
At the shop; which ever is on top of the pile.
01-27-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 484
Posted By leob1

If it was me, and my wife backed my KUAT into a...

If it was me, and my wife backed my KUAT into a tree, I'd make her buy the new tray. Or tell her that HER bike is going on the repaired one.
01-27-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 622
Posted By leob1

Those plastic parts had close to a 100% failure...

Those plastic parts had close to a 100% failure rate. Shimano sold them to shops by the bag as replacements.
Unless you have an emotional attachment to those brakes, just replace them.
01-27-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,146
Posted By leob1

This. My Trek 7.5 FX has an AL fork. There is...

This.
My Trek 7.5 FX has an AL fork. There is a lot of vibration and road noise at the handlebars. Switching to a CF stem and handlebars made a big difference.
I your case, I'd just switch to a...
01-27-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 819
Posted By leob1

Removing a pound from your bike is similar to...

Removing a pound from your bike is similar to removing a pound from you body as far as riding goes. But there are more health benefits from losing a pound from you body.
Forum: Foo
01-24-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 967
Posted By leob1

Seems like it will make a lot of business for...

Seems like it will make a lot of business for electricians and ER doctors.
01-23-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By leob1

I just had the same problem with my Trek FX 7.5. ...

I just had the same problem with my Trek FX 7.5. The old cups where a bear to get off, they are pretty chewed up from getting them off. When I put the new ones on, neither would screw all the way...
01-22-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,441
Posted By leob1

0, all things in their own time.

0, all things in their own time.
01-17-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,986
Posted By leob1

I've been using a Cateye strada for the past few...

I've been using a Cateye strada for the past few years. It's a basic GPS unit that I can switch from bike to bike, you just have to have a mount for each bike, sold separately. It does require you to...
01-16-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,553
Posted By leob1

Go to a few bike shops, test ride a few bikes. A...

Go to a few bike shops, test ride a few bikes. A good shop will sell you the bike that fits your need, not just what they want to sell you. They will ask lots of questions, and spend time with you...
01-16-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,972
Posted By leob1

Looks like you tried to protect you helmet with...

Looks like you tried to protect you helmet with your face!
Kissing concrete is never fun, I've had the experience and really hope to not repeat it.
Spend your convalescence picking out your new...
01-15-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,193
Posted By leob1

At my shop we have a variety of pedal wrenches. ...

At my shop we have a variety of pedal wrenches. They all work. Those with a longer handle are easier when a pedal is really stuck, but any work when some persuasion is required with the dead blow...
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