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07-21-19, 11:51 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 12,926
Posted By jackbombay

I worked on a skateboard park not far from that...

I worked on a skateboard park not far from that building last summer!
07-21-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 18,316
Posted By jackbombay

So good , then I read it was a Hercules!?!?!?!!!!...

So good , then I read it was a Hercules!?!?!?!!!!

May you ride her long and hard!
07-21-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,658
Posted By jackbombay

Congrats on YOUR OWN BIKE, I hope you ride it for...

Congrats on YOUR OWN BIKE, I hope you ride it for many many years to come!

It's not supposed to be the fastest, its not supposed to be the lightest, its supposed to be *yours*!
07-20-19, 11:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 938
Posted By jackbombay

SPD. So many shoe and pedal options and...

SPD.

So many shoe and pedal options and totally functional.
07-18-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 12,926
Posted By jackbombay

My post was tongue in cheek. I have little...

My post was tongue in cheek. I have little sympathy for dogs owners that let their dogs roam/harass wildlife. I've been bit twice in the last 4 years by off leash dogs, I really need to start giving...
07-18-19, 01:09 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 12,926
Posted By jackbombay

Crazy that someone could be walking their dog on...

Crazy that someone could be walking their dog on leash and a cat could just snatch the dog off the end of the leash and the owner wouldn't even notice!
07-10-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 12,926
Posted By jackbombay

Yea, known as "cairn" typically, most often used...

Yea, known as "cairn" typically, most often used to mark trails that are otherwise not obvious.
07-10-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6,492
Views: 1,906,994
Posted By jackbombay

Nope, when you are new you get 5 posts per day...

Nope, when you are new you get 5 posts per day total, once you hit ten posts you get more than 5, maybe unlimited, I'm not sure though.
07-10-19, 12:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 895
Posted By jackbombay

This, is fantastic, it will probably be the best...

This, is fantastic, it will probably be the best thing I'll read for several weeks :-)
07-08-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 12,926
Posted By jackbombay

SPY hopping!!!!

SPY hopping!!!!
07-08-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 12,926
Posted By jackbombay

I was told many years ago that Whitworth...

I was told many years ago that Whitworth threading was "created" to make it so germans couldn't work on captured enemy planes.

It sounds plausible enough, and I want to believe it enough, that I...
07-08-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By jackbombay

Aluminum rims on the Raleigh Sports will make it...

Aluminum rims on the Raleigh Sports will make it dreamy.


How often do you spin out in 3rd gear? If never, or rarely, going to the 24 tooth rear will help, but aluminum rims really make a BIG...
07-06-19, 12:28 PM
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Views: 2,032,681
Posted By jackbombay

My thought as well.

My thought as well.
07-05-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 47,955
Posted By jackbombay

150 posts? I've been a bike geek since I...

150 posts?

I've been a bike geek since I was 12 (I'm 45 now), my box(es) of bike crap are deep, and obscure, what would I put in the BOC? Hard to say, depends on what I took out. But, once I hit...
07-05-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21,010
Views: 2,032,681
Posted By jackbombay

You can run 25c tires with Raleigh fenders, I had...

You can run 25c tires with Raleigh fenders, I had some 28c installed for a bit even but the fenders had to be exactly straight to not rub, so I went back to 25c. I did mess with the bike a fair bit...
07-02-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,676
Posted By jackbombay

I'm semi familiar with the area, I love it around...

I'm semi familiar with the area, I love it around there!



I'm sure that one will hurt the most! But I hear from a friend that lives in the area that Ebbets is the steepest.



Awesome!
07-02-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,676
Posted By jackbombay

I figured, I'll be there too! My first...

I figured, I'll be there too!

My first time, I've read around about it for sure, and so many people say "Ride Diablo 3 times", as if everyone riding it lives in the bay area!

I live at 6200'...
07-01-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,494
Posted By jackbombay

The first century I rode, I rode about 20 miles...

The first century I rode, I rode about 20 miles if it no hands, I wasn't racing, I was actually on a Sears/Free Spirit Shimano 3 speeds, almost all original, 38 pounds with my U lock on it, I rode...
07-01-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21,010
Views: 2,032,681
Posted By jackbombay

I ride my Hercules most days anyways, I don't see...

I ride my Hercules most days anyways, I don't see why the fourth would be any different :-)

I'll probably ride my tall bike around some too...
07-01-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,676
Posted By jackbombay

You getting ready for a big ride?

You getting ready for a big ride?
06-30-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,173
Posted By jackbombay

I read an article a little while back that said...

I read an article a little while back that said to multiply the ID of your rim by 1.8 to get the ideal tire size for that rim. Seems about right, but I wouldn't be concerned to go one way or the...
06-30-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,617
Posted By jackbombay

But at least it will be a slow painful death? ...

But at least it will be a slow painful death?

I'm going to drill a Hercules 3 speed I have, I generally don't have cages on it, but I do take it on longer rides here and there so it will be nice...
06-30-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,998
Posted By jackbombay

Truing wheels is my favorite, assuming they'll...

Truing wheels is my favorite, assuming they'll come back decently. laser straight and round wheels are magic!

Least favorite? Any job I don't have the tool to do...
06-29-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17,501
Views: 2,694,982
Posted By jackbombay

IS it actually possible to reach those brake...

IS it actually possible to reach those brake levers when in the drops?!?!
06-29-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,676
Posted By jackbombay

My resto mod Hercules, Lake Tahoe behind the...

My resto mod Hercules, Lake Tahoe behind the bike.

https://i.postimg.cc/5yQdqP52/A6-F5-A8-D7-39-DB-44-F1-B5-EA-DD11-B68-F4-D2-C.jpg (https://postimages.org/)
06-29-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 12,926
Posted By jackbombay

Why was the hole cut on the drum though?

Why was the hole cut on the drum though?
06-29-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,579
Posted By jackbombay

It's actually most likely old lost/discarded...

It's actually most likely old lost/discarded fishing gear from the fishing industry that is most likely to negatively affect marine life.
...
06-29-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,617
Posted By jackbombay

I wouldn't hesitate to do so.

I wouldn't hesitate to do so.
06-28-19, 10:26 PM
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Views: 2,032,681
Posted By jackbombay

But I love spinning.

But I love spinning.
06-28-19, 10:24 PM
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Views: 2,032,681
Posted By jackbombay

So good, especially the bold parts!

So good, especially the bold parts!
06-28-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Posted By jackbombay

My first century ride was on a 3 speed (shimano)...

My first century ride was on a 3 speed (shimano) 70's (I think) Free Spirit the bike weighed 38.5 pounds with my lock on it!

I don't wish I still had it, but it was the worst best bike I'll ever...
06-28-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,579
Posted By jackbombay

Like, the fact that it exists? ;-)

Like, the fact that it exists?

;-)
06-27-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,724
Posted By jackbombay

Yea, I have an old Hercules that will be getting...

Yea, I have an old Hercules that will be getting that treatment sometime this summer!
06-27-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,579
Posted By jackbombay

And a motor makes it so that any...

And a motor makes it so that any inexperienced/incompetent rider can ride "dangerous and too fast". Where you really have to try hard and train regularly to ride a non motorized bicycle too fast, and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-25-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,066
Posted By jackbombay

That is one super sweet folding bike! ...

That is one super sweet folding bike!



I generally shoot for 49.5, but sometimes I come in right at 50, last time I flew with a 50 pound tool box the agent went to pick up my tool box and was...
06-25-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 21,010
Views: 2,032,681
Posted By jackbombay

So nice!!! how does that upper hand...

So nice!!!

how does that upper hand position work out?
06-25-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,579
Posted By jackbombay

But, that motor is not controlled by how hard you...

But, that motor is not controlled by how hard you pedal, mine will be.


And you're kind of right, there is no point, except to make it obvious that ebikes are motorized vehicles, this does not...
06-25-19, 03:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By jackbombay

A relatively flat single wall rim should work,...

A relatively flat single wall rim should work, I'd like to not have to buy new spokes so rhe ERD will have t match the existing rim. Can you snap a couple pics of what you have?

THANK YOU!!!!
06-24-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By jackbombay

Thanks! I really want to spend a couple...

Thanks!

I really want to spend a couple evenings geeking out on it in the garage and getting it really cleaned up, and get an aluminum rim for the rear, it works pretty well as it is, but it...
06-24-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By jackbombay

He may have been on a 29er, can't say for sure, I...

He may have been on a 29er, can't say for sure, I generally send %90 of incoming oxygen to my legs when I'm on my bike, depriving the brain of oxygen by pedalling hard is the best way to show the...
06-24-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By jackbombay

Thanks! I've been on my bikes a lot this...

Thanks! I've been on my bikes a lot this spring/summer, so I've got some legs/lungs going, this was the flattest century I've ever ridden, but man was it some work on the dahon!

The south end of...
06-24-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By jackbombay

OMG!!! I passed 2 36" unis on my ride, one at...

OMG!!! I passed 2 36" unis on my ride, one at about 1 PM while I was heading north and another at about 6 PM while I was heading south, he was wearing a flourescent vest and "waved me by", was either...
06-24-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By jackbombay

Thats a clean Dahon!!!! No rear brake...

Thats a clean Dahon!!!!

No rear brake though? It looks super clean like that, but I do like my rear brake a lot.

I do run my tires pretty hard, the rear in particular as the bike just...
06-23-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,617
Posted By jackbombay

Thats a 56?!?!?! Damn, tough man ring!

Thats a 56?!?!?! Damn, tough man ring!
06-23-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By jackbombay

Century ride on C&V folding bike.

I'm away from home working, and have my mid/late 80's Dahon folding bike with me, I was hoping to ride a century on it, and I did, but I doubt I'll do it again! Legs felt fine, but I was on bike...
06-23-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,042
Posted By jackbombay

That is the cats pajamas right there, you can...

That is the cats pajamas right there, you can keep tight spacing in the back but still have HUGE range.




I need to get a tripel on my road bike!
06-23-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 12,926
Posted By jackbombay

Rode 60 miles on my C&V folding bike yesterday, ...

Rode 60 miles on my C&V folding bike yesterday, It was a very nice day in NYC, bit crowded on the paths because of it, but with several million people in manhattan that's to be expected...
...
06-23-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 17,501
Views: 2,694,982
Posted By jackbombay

The elusive "hardnose".

The elusive "hardnose".
06-22-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,579
Posted By jackbombay

Exactly. I don't care that you actuate the...

Exactly.

I don't care that you actuate the motor with the pedals, that's irrelevant, it's the fact that it has a motor that is relevant, not how the motor is actuated.
06-22-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21,010
Views: 2,032,681
Posted By jackbombay

Know any blue collar guys that swing a hammer...

Know any blue collar guys that swing a hammer regularly? Have them do it!

I've swung hammers for so long that hitting the frame wouldn't be the slightest concern to me, same should be true of...
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