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07-21-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 252
Posted By leob1

Talk her into trying clipless, use the pedals...

Talk her into trying clipless, use the pedals with the clipless part on only one side(set the tension to the minimum), put clips and straps on the other. Get her some MTB shoes. Go for a ride using...
07-21-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By leob1

I used one once, I just happened to get a flat...

I used one once, I just happened to get a flat where there was a repair stand. It made getting the rear wheel off and on to fix the flat easier. And the pump worked.
07-16-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 682
Posted By leob1

I'm 5' 9" 160 lbs and wear a size medium bib(and...

I'm 5' 9" 160 lbs and wear a size medium bib(and every thing else) I have them from different manufacturers, on one pair the straps are too tight and pull up on my crotch when I'm standing, when...
07-16-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,020
Posted By leob1

I can tell you from experience that having extra...

I can tell you from experience that having extra baggage can be quite painful. Unloading can make the difference in finishing a day long ride.
07-01-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,787
Posted By leob1

Perhaps the dog was old and deaf, the cyclist...

Perhaps the dog was old and deaf, the cyclist startled it and it had a heart attack?
06-15-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,043
Posted By leob1

I put CX tire on my Trek FX7.5, handles the...

I put CX tire on my Trek FX7.5, handles the 'gravel' just fine. Plus I like riding it.
IMHO the 'gravel bike' was a brilliant marketing ploy.
06-15-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,424
Posted By leob1

If you go to Maine, and go to the Acadia region,...

If you go to Maine, and go to the Acadia region, make a trip to Schoodic point. You can ride the loop road, and your wife could probably as well. It's pretty country, and less crowded that Mount...
06-15-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Posted By leob1

Sorry if I wasn't clear it on the bike rack, a...

Sorry if I wasn't clear it on the bike rack, a Kuat Sherpa.
Kuat calls it a cradle, you manufacturer name may vary.
06-14-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Posted By leob1

Check your nuts and bolts, a public service announcement. !

My wife came home the other day and handed me a 4-ish inch long bolt. "What's that?" I inquired. It was the bolt that holds on the wheel saddle. It had backed all the way out. And luck would have...
06-11-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 7,839
Posted By leob1

Well, I never though this would have the legs it...

Well, I never though this would have the legs it did. And mostly stayed on topic!
So, the consensuses seems to be that if you flat often then you might be better off with tubeless. I don't flat...
05-19-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 7,839
Posted By leob1

50+ Thoughts on going tubeless.

I been thinking about 'up grading' the wheels on my road bike to a tubeless set up. But the curmudgeon in my says that tube work fine so why go through the time and expense setting up to tubeless. ...
04-12-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 609
Posted By leob1

The cables are sticking. If they aren't SS...

The cables are sticking. If they aren't SS cables, there is some corrosion inside the housing, or there is grease that is dried and gumming up the works. You could try dripping lube in the housing....
04-02-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,155
Posted By leob1

I would recommend that you NOT do it. It isn't...

I would recommend that you NOT do it. It isn't fun.
04-02-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,038
Posted By leob1

Ebay is the land of the scam.

Ebay is the land of the scam.
03-02-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By leob1

I had a Hollywood, you have to be careful that...

I had a Hollywood, you have to be careful that you have the hook over the top tube securely, and the it and the frame are clean, and the padding doesn't have a hole, and any cables that are routed...
12-22-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,821
Posted By leob1

A nice polished metal disk on a vintage bike, or...

A nice polished metal disk on a vintage bike, or a vintage metal disk on a more modern bike can look good.
A brittle, yellow plastic thing should be hit with a hammer in to little pieces and...
12-22-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By leob1

Hanging bike from back wheel.

My wife rides a Trek DS 4, with Shimano hydraulic brakes. It usually sits on its wheel on the floor. Because of a health issue, she probably won't be riding till spring.
To make more room I plan...
12-22-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,678
Posted By leob1

The usual bees bouncing off helmet, going in...

The usual bees bouncing off helmet, going in vents and walking around, no stings from that. Bees flying down shirt, can't get out fast enough then stinging. Bees bouncing off glasses. And the one I...
11-24-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,487
Posted By leob1

I'm pretty sure all Calfee CF frames are lugged. ...

I'm pretty sure all Calfee CF frames are lugged.
I've met him a few times, he's a nice guy.
11-06-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,248
Posted By leob1

Do the quick links match the chain? Like , are...

Do the quick links match the chain? Like , are you trying to use a 10 speed link on a 9 speed chain?
09-30-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 775
Posted By leob1

Question about 1Up rack

This is a question for owners of 1 up hitch racks;
Is there a safety pin used to keep the rack in the receiver?
Thanks
09-30-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 775
Posted By leob1

Question about 1Up rack

This is a question for owners of 1 up hitch racks;
Is there a safety pin used to keep the rack in the receiver?
Thanks
09-28-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 864
Posted By leob1

That's the "Time to buy new Shifters"...

That's the "Time to buy new Shifters" part.
09-28-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By leob1

I've done that in the past. I replaced the axel,...

I've done that in the past. I replaced the axel, and the cones/locknuts. It fit, but the ball bearings rode in a different part of the cups. It rolled fine, but it never felt as secure as it...
09-23-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 720
Posted By leob1

What is behind it? Does it hold the pedal...

What is behind it? Does it hold the pedal together? Or is it just a dust cap.
09-23-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,168
Posted By leob1

Where are you riding? I will sit and spin...

Where are you riding?

I will sit and spin when going up hill, it works for me. Do what works for you.
09-22-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,103
Posted By leob1

The cheapest bike at your local bike shop will be...

The cheapest bike at your local bike shop will be better than the best bike at Wal-Mart.
09-21-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By leob1

Going by the 'tab' in the seatstay hole, I'd say...

Going by the 'tab' in the seatstay hole, I'd say it was designed to use a seat binder bolt. So if you can find one that fits, that's what I'd use.
But by looking at the amount of rust on those...
09-18-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,370
Posted By leob1

I got a Bianchi, Trek, Gary Fisher, Giant...

I got a Bianchi, Trek, Gary Fisher, Giant bicycles from the local sheriff sale. All where low level model MTB. All needed to be disassembled and rebuilt with new cables and some other parts. My...
09-15-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,749
Posted By leob1

Map my ride, ride with gps, Endomondo, Strava,...

Map my ride, ride with gps, Endomondo, Strava, will all record you ride, show you where you are, and are free.
I use Strava when I don't have my regular Cateye stealth because the Cateye ( a GPS...
09-14-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,974
Posted By leob1

This. Although I've only ever heard of the...

This.
Although I've only ever heard of the creaking when seated. And it will drive you crazy.
You don't need to use a lot of grease. Just a very thin coating will do it.
09-11-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 824
Posted By leob1

I'd return it.

I'd return it.
09-11-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By leob1

Go to your local flea market, find the guy that...

Go to your local flea market, find the guy that is selling cosmetics, look in his fingernail polish rack. You'll find a color you like for a few bucks. It can also be used to paint accents on your...
Forum: Foo
09-08-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By leob1

Lawn Chair Larry was much more impressive.

Lawn Chair Larry was much more impressive.
09-02-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,107
Posted By leob1

1. yes 2. yes

1. yes
2. yes
08-25-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,331
Posted By leob1

10 miles? Yes it will be uncomfortable, yes your...

10 miles? Yes it will be uncomfortable, yes your feet will hurt after. The farthest I've gone is three miles +/-. That sucked. They are better on soft surfaces than hard, so grass will feel...
Forum: Foo
08-24-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By leob1

Jumper cables, I need a new set.

My last set of jumper cables the clamp kept coming off, then they melted.
So it's about time I got a new set.
What would be the best gauge, for mostly cars, and maybe the lawn tractor.
Any...
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08-21-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,263
Posted By leob1

Where do you put the chips? On the grates, or...

Where do you put the chips? On the grates, or directly on the burner?
08-21-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,617
Posted By leob1

The only value it has is being NIB. Other than...

The only value it has is being NIB. Other than that it's not worth much.. Take what you can get, and hope another one doesn't ever darken your door.
08-14-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,067
Posted By leob1

Did you change the cables or just the housing? ...

Did you change the cables or just the housing?
I'd switch to Jagwire compressionless housing and new die drawn cables.
08-13-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,001
Posted By leob1

Have a look at https://www.boltdepot.com/ I was...

Have a look at https://www.boltdepot.com/ I was able to get 1/4-28 reverse thread in stainless steel.
They probably have what you need.
08-06-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,061
Posted By leob1

The Hollywood will do less damage to your bike.

The Hollywood will do less damage to your bike.
08-06-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,261
Posted By leob1

It was common back when steel ruled, that riders...

It was common back when steel ruled, that riders would have their frames made by their preferred builder, then painted in their sponsors colors and logos. Which is probably how this came about.
08-04-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By leob1

G to your Local Bike Shop(LBS) and ask for a...

G to your Local Bike Shop(LBS) and ask for a quick link. they should have them for 5,6,7 speed, 8 speed, nine speed, 10 speed and 11 speed chains.
07-29-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,402
Posted By leob1

Pump? No, just the gas, and one or two spare...

Pump? No, just the gas, and one or two spare tubes. The only time I had a problem was when I got two flats at once, and only had one spare tube. I was a half mile from home, so I did the walk of...
07-22-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By leob1

I think that at one time or another everybody had...

I think that at one time or another everybody had one of those. And most are now covered in dust or in the bottom of the bottom drawer, or in a landfill. They tend to be poorly made, fit nut...
Forum: Foo
07-20-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,695
Posted By leob1

My BIL was interviewing for an IT position he had...

My BIL was interviewing for an IT position he had open. Some guy listed TRS-80 on his resume. He got the job.
07-20-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By leob1

What is the hanger made of? If it's aluminium,...

What is the hanger made of? If it's aluminium, which most if not all are, it will most likely break when you try to bend it back flat. They are replaceable, it's best to just get a new one and...
07-17-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 638
Posted By leob1

Sounds like a good excuse to upgrade.

Sounds like a good excuse to upgrade.
07-14-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,378
Posted By leob1

I ran over a squirrel, and a snake(same one...

I ran over a squirrel, and a snake(same one twice), and a drone.
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