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11-10-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,782
Posted By themp

Using the Park 3.2 tool always for me showed that...

Using the Park 3.2 tool always for me showed that my chain was worn out, where as the Pedro ChainChecker Plus2 showed it was OK. I decided to wait until the Pedro tool showed a worn out chain and I...
10-19-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By themp

Looks like your site is from Columbia. Maybe in...

Looks like your site is from Columbia. Maybe in Columbia you do not have the Topeak brand?

https://www.topeak.com/global/en/products/bags
10-17-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By themp

I have a two ring setup on my Specialized...

I have a two ring setup on my Specialized Crosstrail Hybrid and it was a long road to finding the chain rings that could be used to replace them. The small chain ring turned out not to bad and I...
10-14-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 753
Posted By themp

I bought a pair of Zoic Ether shorts and they...

I bought a pair of Zoic Ether shorts and they have a zipper on the right leg:

https://zoic.com/ether-shorts-essential-liner+color-Black+size-Large

Well, when I am taking a break on the bicycle,...
10-09-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,178
Posted By themp

That is a really cool story and thanks for being...

That is a really cool story and thanks for being a part of scouting. I have been involved with scouts all my life and next year will be a big transition for scouts as the LDS church leaves and the...
10-08-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 906
Posted By themp

If you Google "how many miles on a bicycle before...

If you Google "how many miles on a bicycle before a tune up", the consensus was 300-400 miles. I did see one post 75-100 miles. That seems low to me.
10-03-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,750
Posted By themp

Ran into to two people on a RailsToTrails path...

Ran into to two people on a RailsToTrails path that were on electric fat tire bicycles. They loved them because they could go twice as far in a day than a normal rider. They both had jobs that only...
09-23-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By themp

I went cheap: ...

I went cheap:

https://allensportsusa.com/collections/hitch-racks/products/deluxe-hitch-rack
09-14-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By themp

Looked at them all, and I liked the Trek Dual...

Looked at them all, and I liked the Trek Dual Sport 3 2020 Hybrid Bike.

1.) The Quicksilver color looks very nice.
2.) The internal cabling makes it look clean.
3.) I like just two front chain...
09-09-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,393
Posted By themp

I have a Facebook account only for the game Candy...

I have a Facebook account only for the game Candy Crush. All my devices are synced for Candy Crush using Facebook, and there is no other way to do that. :)
09-04-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By themp

I had high myopia both eyes(-12 diopter) and...

I had high myopia both eyes(-12 diopter) and decided to get both eyes corrected for distance. From 50 years on however, I wore contact lenses with mono vision. Meaning, right eye could see far and...
07-08-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By themp

Had a lot of problems with Strava with an iPhone...

Had a lot of problems with Strava with an iPhone 6s and a weak battery. It exhibited what you are seeing and I was using Power Saving mode during a ride to make sure the battery lasted longer. I...
07-03-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,526
Posted By themp

I gave up on CR when over a period of time I...

I gave up on CR when over a period of time I noticed that they were skewed to Toyota and Lexus in their automobile reviews. This was during the accelerator recall:
...
06-27-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,574
Posted By themp

I noticed that the tire noise is very high on...

I noticed that the tire noise is very high on pavement/asphalt. Not sure I could get used to that.
06-17-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,030
Posted By themp

Father's Day Ride

Headed out on Father's Day for a long ride on the MUP/Greenway. It was a busy day on the MUP/Greenway and close to the end of my ride, I noticed that I had not come upon any front high intensity...
05-28-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By themp

Went to a different LBS today and showed them my...

Went to a different LBS today and showed them my crank and the two large chain rings. Had the chain bolts off so they could see the setup with the new large chain ring and the old. The conclusion...
05-28-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By themp

When using the large chain ring I had to use...

When using the large chain ring I had to use spacers on the small chain ring(4 MM) to get it in correct position since the large chain ring is 4 MM closer to the frame. I would have to mill the...
05-27-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By themp

Chainring replacement oh no!

Just replaced the cassette and chain on my Specialized Crosstrail Elite Hybrid 2016 and ended up with a set of noisy chain rings under load. Here is the symptom as stated on another thread.

...
05-18-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,046
Posted By themp

I carry this: ...

I carry this:

https://www.parktool.com/product/mini-chain-brute-chain-tool-ct-5

and have on multiple occasions helped someone who has a broken chain on our heavily used MUP/Greenway. It has...
05-09-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,254
Posted By themp

Fig Newtons and these: ...

Fig Newtons and these:

https://tinyurl.com/y3nrhjbd
05-04-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,044
Posted By themp

How about this: ...

How about this:

https://www.walgreens.com/store/c/scaraway-scaraway-silicone-scar-sheets-1.5-inch-x-3-inch-1.5x3-inch/ID=prod6019237-product

I had to use some silicone tape on an injury for 3...
04-28-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,487
Posted By themp

On the weekends our Greenway/MUP is very crowded...

On the weekends our Greenway/MUP is very crowded and lots of people use the whole path walking with dogs, strollers, or whatever. I have stopped announcing my pass if it looks safe(I go slow). If I...
04-28-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,725
Posted By themp

If you hang your bicycle vertical and it has...

If you hang your bicycle vertical and it has hydraulic brakes, make sure you hang it with the handlebars in the up position, higher than the calipers. Had one bicycle with Hope hydraulic brakes and...
04-13-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,002
Posted By themp

The option of switching a supplement plan based...

The option of switching a supplement plan based on an annual checkup is state dependent. Seeing you are in Michigan I assume they allow this and the insurance company must take you. I know New York...
04-06-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,084
Posted By themp

https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/product/144072/keen...

https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/product/144072/keen-newport-hydro-sandals-mens
04-05-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By themp

Download the Strava and Relive app on your...

Download the Strava and Relive app on your iPhone. Setup Strava so all your rides are public. Bring up Relive and connect it to Strava. On your next ride start Strava to record your GPS track. Also...
03-25-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,585
Posted By themp

You have had two hip replacements, do not chance...

You have had two hip replacements, do not chance it. I tried for a period of time and always fell at the strangest circumstances. Like, at a nice picture moment and stopping and forgetting to clip...
03-17-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By themp

I am 5' 9" tall and wear a large. Normal arms I...

I am 5' 9" tall and wear a large. Normal arms I guess, the Jersey covers completely up to my gloves. I have to pull up on the sleeve to see my watch. I wear it in 80-90 degree heat in the summer in...
03-17-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By themp

Probably not your type of jersey, but I have...

Probably not your type of jersey, but I have three of these based upon multiple skin cancers. I always wear long sleeve and I am not into skin tight jerseys.
...
03-09-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By themp

Usually you have to loosen the two caliper bolts...

Usually you have to loosen the two caliper bolts and then squeeze down hard on the brake so the pads engage on the disk. Then tighten up the two bolts to the correct torque specification while the...
03-05-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,729
Posted By themp

I think this is a troll.....

I think this is a troll.....
03-01-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 863
Posted By themp

My wife is not a cyclist and would totally agree...

My wife is not a cyclist and would totally agree with you. The other day she was blinded by the front blinking blind light at midday, for several minutes, waiting for a traffic light to change. She...
02-28-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 911
Posted By themp

There is no frame crack. It is just a set of...

There is no frame crack. It is just a set of scratches through the paint and primer. The white is the primer I assume. I ended up for now trying this:
...
02-27-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 911
Posted By themp

You sirs, are first class cads

You sirs, are first class cads
02-27-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 911
Posted By themp

Well, it is chain suck on the small chain ring. ...

Well, it is chain suck on the small chain ring. It hits perfectly if I hold the chain on the small chain ring on a revolution. I was doing the large chain ring at first. Now I have to figure out...
02-27-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 911
Posted By themp

Frame scratching help

Notice this scratching on the frame of my bicycle near the large chain ring. I kinda ruled out chain suck, as if I manually pull the chain up it hits the frame further out than these scratches. I...
02-26-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,834
Posted By themp

I hope you are right on this. The bill has not...

I hope you are right on this. The bill has not passed yet, so crossing my fingers it will not make it....
02-26-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,834
Posted By themp

On all the local stations tonight and the phrase...

On all the local stations tonight and the phrase the announcers are all using is: "Pay to Pedal"
02-26-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,834
Posted By themp

North Carolina bill to require bicycle registration/fee

Just do not understand the need for this and the added policing this requires for law enforcement. And it seems you will get a plate to attach to your bicycle. For me I would just carry the...
01-31-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,941
Posted By themp

I understand you like the process of waxing, but...

I understand you like the process of waxing, but how long does your chain last in miles?
01-29-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,157
Posted By themp

I started with SHIMANO M324 SPD MTB Cycling...

I started with SHIMANO M324 SPD MTB Cycling Pedals and since they are dual platform, have migrated to just using regular shoes with no clips. I bought a cheaper Giro shoe with SPD and found that the...
01-22-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,562
Posted By themp

Performance Bike

It is not completely over for them:

https://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article224895920.html#storylink=latest_side
01-20-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,747
Posted By themp

My local Performance Store had a person on the...

My local Performance Store had a person on the street with a 50% off sign this weekend. I have been going in weekly to look for savings, but it seems like they are marking things at full retail and...
01-12-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,368
Posted By themp

I enjoy these:...

I enjoy these: https://www.keenfootwear.com/p/M-NEWPORT-H2.html
01-11-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 13,864
Posted By themp

I found a magnet license plate in the grass that...

I found a magnet license plate in the grass that was a dealer plate. I took it by the dealership and the salesman was quite happy, as he was going to have to pay for a new one and the registration...
12-27-18, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By themp

Ok, that is good to know. But every tire repair...

Ok, that is good to know. But every tire repair video or step by step, does not really address when a tire should be replaced. Side wall tears sure, but a hole in the tread is really not discussed...
12-26-18, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By themp

Flat Tire Repair

I ride a fair amount on Rails-To-Trails surfaces which are gravel based. Had a flat in May 2018 and when doing the fix on the trail, I also put a piece of duct tape over the small puncture on the...
12-12-18, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By themp

On my old Medicare card that was Social Security...

On my old Medicare card that was Social Security number based, I made a copy and blacked out the last four digits. When I used it, I told the person those four digits. Now that I have a card that...
12-08-18, 07:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,515
Posted By themp

My local store was not on the first list, but...

My local store was not on the first list, but seems to be now. Closing signs and discounts signs in all the windows. The store was quite busy compared to before bankruptcy. Actually saw a guy...
12-08-18, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,106
Posted By themp

Get a bike from Walmart...

Get a bike from Walmart...
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