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09-27-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 418
Posted By Bigbus

As long as the towelette isn't drenched in...

As long as the towelette isn't drenched in methanol alcohol or benzene, you should be fine. Isopropyl alcohol might dry out your skin, but is otherwise safe. I use wipes after a workout with cold...
09-27-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By Bigbus

Building trails close to home sounds like a good...

Building trails close to home sounds like a good idea, or moving to the city and just cruising streets would even be better than riding non-existent shoulders on a busy hiway. The wife told me to buy...
09-24-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,229
Posted By Bigbus

I know which one I would give up, especially when...

I know which one I would give up, especially when it's raining and cold outside....
09-02-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,072
Posted By Bigbus

They're saying 9K that didn't have any other...

They're saying 9K that didn't have any other underlying causes and have only the Covid to blame. Most underlying causes are hypertension, obesity, and diabetes. They don't specify which type of...
08-28-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,176
Posted By Bigbus

That is going to be one heck of a project! Good...

That is going to be one heck of a project! Good luck and enjoy. You are going to learn a lot and some the old fashioned way through the school of hard knocks, but it'll be something to be proud of...
08-22-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,725
Posted By Bigbus

I rode motorcycles my whole life and when passing...

I rode motorcycles my whole life and when passing others we always gave a low wave out of a sense of camaraderie. Too many idiots today don't even know what camaraderie is and yet it still seems rude...
08-22-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,725
Posted By Bigbus

If you gotta ask.....

If you gotta ask.....
08-17-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By Bigbus

He can't post pics yet, he's still a wee one....

He can't post pics yet, he's still a wee one. Bill described a good remedy to diagnose the problem, but I think Bill was too technical for this rider. It's one of 2 things, the chain fell off the...
08-08-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 483
Posted By Bigbus

Too damned many!!!!! But I enjoy every one of...

Too damned many!!!!! But I enjoy every one of them :love:
08-06-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By Bigbus

This isn't the forum for what I would really like...

This isn't the forum for what I would really like to say. Nice Ass though.
08-01-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By Bigbus

Put it on there and carefully try shifting on the...

Put it on there and carefully try shifting on the stand before you test ride it. Like Mr Brant Jr stated, if the chain is too short you run the risk of pulling the rear dr into the cogs, which is...
08-01-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 755
Posted By Bigbus

I guess I don't understand what you're trying to...

I guess I don't understand what you're trying to say about "feel the same at the lever". I have cable disk brakes and simply adjust them so they feel the same front and rear. Align the pads and set...
07-30-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,132
Posted By Bigbus

Just going through and getting rid of some old...

Just going through and getting rid of some old threads and WOW! Bike ain't too bad either....
07-27-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,104
Posted By Bigbus

I'm 70 years old and most of my stuff is...

I'm 70 years old and most of my stuff is likewise=OLD. Trust me, nobody wants my stuff.;)
07-22-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 732
Posted By Bigbus

I test rode an old Schwinn 10 spd 27" today at a...

I test rode an old Schwinn 10 spd 27" today at a thriftstore/ They were asking $30.US and it rode, shifted, air in the tires and surprisingly, no rust. All original paint but the badge was missing up...
07-21-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 732
Posted By Bigbus

Me personally, I would pick a bike with wheels...

Me personally, I would pick a bike with wheels and pedals and at that price point be happy that they roll. Good luck with whatever you buy. Any day on a bike is almost certain to be a good day....
07-13-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,170
Posted By Bigbus

Those old tire rubbing generators create a lot of...

Those old tire rubbing generators create a lot of resistance even without a load on them. I actually prefer the playing card (vintage sports cards work in a pinch) and clothespins. The more cards=the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-07-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 956
Posted By Bigbus

Or you understand the way of business and know...

Or you understand the way of business and know how to make it work for you.
07-04-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By Bigbus

Pedal choice is like saddle choice, personal...

Pedal choice is like saddle choice, personal preference goes a long way. What style of pedal are you considering? I personally prefer platforms. I just put on a new set of Rockbros 4.10 platform...
07-03-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By Bigbus

Reading through the post it sounds to me like you...

Reading through the post it sounds to me like you have a chain link binding. I would check each link with my fingers and make certain there aren't any tight links that won't pivot easily between your...
07-01-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,320
Posted By Bigbus

I got my first Pringle yesterday doing something...

I got my first Pringle yesterday doing something stupid and found this post very relevant. Thank you,
06-23-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,283
Posted By Bigbus

I have helped build many miles of trails for both...

I have helped build many miles of trails for both motorized and non-motorized use. Not all trails will be marked with regard to direction of flow because signs cost money and they actually do wear...
06-23-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By Bigbus

Your limiter screws are out of adjustment. A very...

Your limiter screws are out of adjustment. A very simple fix that takes less than a minute. There are limiters on the front derailleur and on the rear. When set properly they prevent your derailleurs...
Forum: Foo
06-23-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,783
Posted By Bigbus

What's this country coming to? :troll:

What's this country coming to? :troll:
06-21-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,217
Posted By Bigbus

[QUOTE=fietsbob;21546291]The Basics: little in...

[QUOTE=fietsbob;21546291]The Basics: little in the front Big in the back .. a 56 or 54 BCD Granny on a triple can have a 20t..


[Brompton 16" wheel 2 speed geared crank ,in low range, the pedals...
06-21-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,217
Posted By Bigbus

Blimey mate, you need a mountain bike with 27...

Blimey mate, you need a mountain bike with 27 speeds. That'll get you down to around .65 ratio on the low end without sacrificing on the high end, which it appears will be mostly down hill anyway....
06-21-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By Bigbus

OP says he has a 7 spd Nexus hub.

OP says he has a 7 spd Nexus hub.
Forum: Foo
06-18-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,655
Posted By Bigbus

Lately it's more like East Bay China ... If you...

Lately it's more like East Bay China ... If you want to buy direct from the mfg in China, use Wish. While eBay has been doing PR lately claiming to be made up of your neighbors trying to make a...
06-17-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,153
Posted By Bigbus

More time in the saddle will definitely make a...

More time in the saddle will definitely make a difference if you keep pushing yourself, but basically there are two types of riders, mashers and spinners. If you're a spinner (likes to pedal fast...
06-15-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 689
Posted By Bigbus

I rode a Wally World bike around the store once....

I rode a Wally World bike around the store once. Or almost, until some undercover shoplifter prevention guy stopped me. His attitude wasn't the greatest and the bike wasn't assembled properly so I...
06-10-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,330
Posted By Bigbus

That swept back style would definitely take some...

That swept back style would definitely take some getting used to on the trails. But it's nice to see options.
06-10-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,330
Posted By Bigbus

I wish it were mine. I like that set up. :love:

I wish it were mine. I like that set up. :love:
06-02-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By Bigbus

Any excuse to go for a ride haha.

Any excuse to go for a ride haha.
05-21-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,132
Posted By Bigbus

That is one awesome looking bike! :thumb:

That is one awesome looking bike! :thumb:
05-20-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 888
Posted By Bigbus

Just pressure up the ones you have on it now and...

Just pressure up the ones you have on it now and see if you can tell a difference. I'll bet you can. The real way to ride faster though is to ride more. With time your speeds will gradually creep up,...
05-15-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By Bigbus

I've replaced several chains without replacing...

I've replaced several chains without replacing gears, front or back, and haven't experienced any problems directly related to one being more worn over the other. My chains seem to wear out pretty...
05-12-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,945
Posted By Bigbus

And sometimes idiots on ATVs!?><?!

And sometimes idiots on ATVs!?><?!
05-11-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 862
Posted By Bigbus

That chain needs a serious cleaning if it isn't...

That chain needs a serious cleaning if it isn't stretched out. I doubt you can tell the difference of 2.5mm in the cranks. But I would replace the BB and put it together as is and see what you got...
05-10-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,945
Posted By Bigbus

If they were wearing proper ear buds you wouldn't...

If they were wearing proper ear buds you wouldn't be disturbed... Just saying. I realize that there is at least one, possibly two people out there somewhere that don't like country music, and for...
05-09-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,945
Posted By Bigbus

Shucks, you had me worried there. Good thing I...

Shucks, you had me worried there. Good thing I only use ear buds...
05-09-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,945
Posted By Bigbus

Learn something new everyday...:thumb: My...

Learn something new everyday...:thumb: My take-away from that is don't use cantilever brakes and steer clear of carbon fiber bikes unless you want to get burned. :backpedal:
05-08-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,945
Posted By Bigbus

An old guy asked me one day when I stopped for a...

An old guy asked me one day when I stopped for a cup of Joe how I could hear anything with those things in my ears. I told him, "That's the whole idea." When I'm not in the mood for music I put in...
05-05-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,945
Posted By Bigbus

Yeah, NO SPANDEX here.... I never go riding or...

Yeah, NO SPANDEX here....
I never go riding or even to the gym without my buds. But I also never ride roads or MUPS without my helmet which has a mirror and I'm always tuned in to what's going on...
04-24-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,008
Posted By Bigbus

No one can tell you what you want, but I...

No one can tell you what you want, but I personally have a liking for the Salsa mostly because of familiarity with them. I'm not familiar with the Fezzari, but it's a nice looking bike. Like you, I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,222
Posted By Bigbus

I rode through a termite cloud with a bandanna...

I rode through a termite cloud with a bandanna over my face and my glasses kept fogging up. But otherwise it's a good idea and cowboys have been doing it forever, as well as road bandits.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,222
Posted By Bigbus

Man, I thought I could be snarky LOL :notamused:

Man, I thought I could be snarky LOL :notamused:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,222
Posted By Bigbus

I passed a woman on a bike yesterday wearing what...

I passed a woman on a bike yesterday wearing what I believe to be a bee keepers helmet with the full face screen. I don't know if she thought that protected her from Covid or not, but she was also...
04-08-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 553
Posted By Bigbus

Just keep getting out there every chance you get...

Just keep getting out there every chance you get and before you know it you'll be doing 20+ miles a day. Good luck to you.
03-27-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,208
Posted By Bigbus

Ditto-the weather's getting better! :ride:

Ditto-the weather's getting better! :ride:
03-24-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,532
Posted By Bigbus

Who's delivering the beer?

Who's delivering the beer?
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