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07-22-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 571
Posted By Brocephus

Yep, what he ^ said. It sounds like you know your...

Yep, what he ^ said. It sounds like you know your way around bikes enough to know what to check for. I've gotten a few bike deals on CL, and see other good ones, all the time.
And you're right, a...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1,067
Views: 105,300
Posted By Brocephus

Man, I've found so much stuff I keep my eyes...

Man, I've found so much stuff I keep my eyes peeled now. In fact, about 2 days ago, while riding out in the country around here, I spotted a smart-phone hidden in the grass just off the pavement. I...
07-21-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By Brocephus

I scored a cheap bike (Diamondback...

I scored a cheap bike (Diamondback hybrid/metro-commuter) off Craigslist not long ago, that I realized later also had an off-center rear wheel. I could see (as you did) that the gaps at the chain...
07-21-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By Brocephus

I'm still perplexed as to how my completely...

I'm still perplexed as to how my completely inoffensive 1st post made such a blip on your radar, because you obviously have a bug up the wazoo over something. What, did I boink your girlfriend or...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,069
Posted By Brocephus

I've had really good luck on Craigslist a couple...

I've had really good luck on Craigslist a couple times, my Trek mtn and Fuji roadie came from my local Craigslist, and I've seen a couple that were really yanking my chain, but before I talked myself...
07-21-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By Brocephus

So, I can't comment about being annoyed that the...

So, I can't comment about being annoyed that the airlines stuck me for a bunch of extra fees for me to fly with my bike......in a thread about the airline's bike shipping fees ???
I'll ask again,...
07-21-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,084
Posted By Brocephus

But "competing" isn't simply an open-ended...

But "competing" isn't simply an open-ended concept, it comes with pre-conditions, that include a semblance of fairness and the assumption of a reasonably even playing field. It's the basic idea...
07-20-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By Brocephus

Any reason to avoid FSA chains ?

I'm seeing some great deals on some 9-spd chains from FSA, and am wondering what the word on them is. I've always known FSA to be a good product, and the vendor is solid, but the deal is good enough...
07-20-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,064
Posted By Brocephus

"Magnetically fastener" ? (that's all I got :D...

"Magnetically fastener" ?
(that's all I got :D )
07-20-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 554
Posted By Brocephus

I realize everyone's got an opinion, and all...

I realize everyone's got an opinion, and all that, and they should all be taken with the proverbial grain of salt, but it often pays to look at the most negative reviews...........
07-20-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By Brocephus

What are you busting my balls for ? :wtf: And...

What are you busting my balls for ? :wtf: And for that decade and a half that I lived and worked down there, Mexico basically was my country. I gradually bought and/or built nicer, better bikes, so...
Forum: Touring
07-20-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 892
Posted By Brocephus

DAMN !!! I wish they'd have done this a few years...

DAMN !!! I wish they'd have done this a few years back !!! I took it in the pants with these damn fees, more times than i can recall........for years !!!!!...
07-20-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By Brocephus

DAMN !!! I wish they'd have done this a few years...

DAMN !!! I wish they'd have done this a few years back !!! I took it in the pants with these damn fees, more times than i can recall........for years !!!!! :bang:
07-19-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By Brocephus

Washing a hot bike causes flats? No, but...

Washing a hot bike causes flats?


No, but it has been known to remove the special sauce that is believed to make red bikes go faster.
07-19-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 841
Posted By Brocephus

Apparently those are pro-cycling euphemisms for...

Apparently those are pro-cycling euphemisms for spoiled, prissy, unreasonable, irrational, selfish, shortsighted, and/or self-sabotaging, take your pick. :rolleyes:
07-19-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,084
Posted By Brocephus

The flaw in this reasoning is that it isn't just...

The flaw in this reasoning is that it isn't just a given athlete's life, it spills over into others' lives (just like having a downtown full of homeless junkies does......or even one living in your...
07-19-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 632
Posted By Brocephus

OK, I'm here for the advertised "spoilers"!...

OK, I'm here for the advertised "spoilers"! Somebody lay some on me !! :D
07-19-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 973
Posted By Brocephus

Actually, if you'd read the thread, you'd have...

Actually, if you'd read the thread, you'd have noticed that I DID try and help the guy, with a lengthy post, complete with recommendations and links, while you seem focused on breaking my balls...
07-19-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By Brocephus

Cool, that's kinda what I was thinking. Thanks !

Cool, that's kinda what I was thinking. Thanks !
07-19-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By Brocephus

Park chain tools only work on specific chain speeds ?

(I posted this question in a related thread, but got no responses, so thought I'd try again).


This concerns the little CT-5, I'm not sure about the larger unit. I'm seeing some ads saying they...
07-19-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 724
Posted By Brocephus

I had to replace a jacked up right shifter...

I had to replace a jacked up right shifter recently, and I wrapped the old bar tape around it, and I must've followed the original wrap pattern fairly closely, because it looks pretty good. BTW, this...
07-19-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,858
Posted By Brocephus

Day before yesterday, VV and Horner argued...

Day before yesterday, VV and Horner argued whether the first mtn stage would begin the assault on the yellow jersey. Horner said definitely, VV said it wouldn't, and it turns out VV was right.
I...
07-19-19, 04:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 973
Posted By Brocephus

Yeah, thanks, I'm well aware of the existence of...

Yeah, thanks, I'm well aware of the existence of exceptions, to virtually everything. I was obviously referencing the recommendations for stuff like the Brooks B17 and Selle Italia Flite Ti, which...
07-18-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 973
Posted By Brocephus

Guys, while Brooks and Selle Italias are great...

Guys, while Brooks and Selle Italias are great saddles, the guy says he's on a $30 budget. ;)
Forum: BMX
07-18-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,088
Posted By Brocephus

When I was a kid, my dad impressed the...

When I was a kid, my dad impressed the neighborhood gang by riding my bike backwards. I never came close to getting the hang of it.
07-18-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 973
Posted By Brocephus

My seat bones were killing me early this riding...

My seat bones were killing me early this riding season, but thankfully have settled down. But, I had been hunting around for something a little softer and wider (while not being a full-blown tractor...
07-18-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 584
Posted By Brocephus

...and speaking of the CT-5, I'm seeing some ads...

...and speaking of the CT-5, I'm seeing some ads saying they work with 5-10 speeds, others saying they work with up to 11 speeds, and others saying they work with up to 12 speeds. They all just have...
07-18-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By Brocephus

Looking for replacement belt for Nashbar roller-trainer....

A occasional riding buddy is getting ready to move, and just gave me a bike stand and a couple trainers. One trainer is a Nashbar roller, the Reduced Radius NB-R3 model, which appears discontinued,...
07-18-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 602
Posted By Brocephus

Just for spits & giggles, get on the bike, clip...

Just for spits & giggles, get on the bike, clip in, but stay stationary and lean against a wall or something (a stabilizing friend might be handy here).
Then stand up on the pedals, applying full...
07-17-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,858
Posted By Brocephus

While Horner obviously knows what he's talking...

While Horner obviously knows what he's talking about, and surely isn't doing a bad job, to my ear, he exudes this forced intensity that makes him kinda hard to watch and listen to, like he's always...
07-17-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,522
Posted By Brocephus

I used to carry one of these more minimalist...

I used to carry one of these more minimalist multi-tools, when riding bikes that had just 1-2 sizes of Allen bolts. My main 2 bikes now have a few critical bolts that are smaller (like the stem and...
07-17-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,425
Posted By Brocephus

I've never had an issue with aluminum or...

I've never had an issue with aluminum or stainless cages, but my favorites have always been some sort of polymer/ plastic. I have a black plastic Specialized mtn cage that I've had for decades, and...
07-17-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By Brocephus

Thanks Phil, I was wondering specifically about...

Thanks Phil, I was wondering specifically about those generic ergons with the bar ends. These would be going on a hybrid-commuter type bike, for steady-paced, paved road exercise, rather than any...
07-17-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By Brocephus

Looking for decent, but economical, ergo mtn grips.......

Naturally, there are options all over ebay, but it's hard to tell what's decent and what's junk, and a lot of the ebay vendors will state a big brand name in the title, then in the fine print, say...
07-17-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,495
Posted By Brocephus

Meh, who cares, I don't even know who those guys...

Meh, who cares, I don't even know who those guys are. How's Lance doing ? :roflmao:
07-16-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By Brocephus

He needs 6-bolt disc hubs, not rim brake. Plus,...

He needs 6-bolt disc hubs, not rim brake. Plus, these look to be out of stock.
Hey OP, what's your price limit ? I'd take a look at BicycleWheelWarehouse, they do good work at good prices, though I...
07-16-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,522
Posted By Brocephus

I've had a couple of the more elaborate, big name...

I've had a couple of the more elaborate, big name units, (Crank Bros? Topeak? I forget) but now I just have 3 old-school Park multi-tools, that I've had for decades now. I don't even know what...
07-16-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,111
Posted By Brocephus

Fair enough, the tone of my response was probably...

Fair enough, the tone of my response was probably unnecessarily prickly as well. No worries, we're cool. :thumb:
07-16-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 925
Posted By Brocephus

Yeah, I was thinking specifically of a couple...

Yeah, I was thinking specifically of a couple bikes I put together for a buddy and his girlfriend, years ago. These were heavy, over-engineered monstrosities with a tractor seat, suspension seatpost,...
07-16-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,943
Posted By Brocephus

If you're riding at all, then it is, by...

If you're riding at all, then it is, by definition, "good" ! :thumb:
07-16-19, 03:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,111
Posted By Brocephus

Exactly. This gets right to the heart of the...

Exactly. This gets right to the heart of the issue, which is the OP's irrational insistence that saddle bags have no place on a "proper" road bike (which presents another question: Whether or not any...
07-15-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 925
Posted By Brocephus

I concur with the above comments that you should...

I concur with the above comments that you should keep the Cirrus. Hybrids used to be kind of trainwreck, but in recent years, they've really dialed in the concept, and I've gotten to be a fan,...
07-15-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,579
Posted By Brocephus

Actually, there is no shortage of "awareness", at...

Actually, there is no shortage of "awareness", at all. It's widely known that it's dangerous, irresponsible, unnecessary, stupid, and illegal. The problem is that huge segments of society have an...
07-15-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,107
Posted By Brocephus

...and rocks, bricks, boards, bottles, a...

...and rocks, bricks, boards, bottles, a busted-up computer screen, tree branches, garbage cans/lids, turtles, etc.etc. :D
07-15-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,031
Posted By Brocephus

While I fully grasp the concept of one person's...

While I fully grasp the concept of one person's actions affecting others, the OP can't live other people's lives for them, or enforce their views on other adults, regardless of how well intentioned....
07-15-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,031
Posted By Brocephus

It's unclear what "some" alcohol means. Are they...

It's unclear what "some" alcohol means. Are they only bringing a few beers or just a bottle of wine, or a keg of beer and a 1/2 gallon of Jack Daniels ? There's drinking, and then...
07-14-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,906
Posted By Brocephus

Believe it or not, I actually broke one of these...

Believe it or not, I actually broke one of these things ! Fortunately, since I just bought it, my shop covered me and gave me a new one (I never knew if they got reimbursed themselves, or if they...
07-14-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By Brocephus

Yes, I'm talking about in-hand, prior to...

Yes, I'm talking about in-hand, prior to installation. Once the right side (main body) is tightly threaded into the BB shell, there's not likely to be enough detectable movement to tell, even if it's...
07-13-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By Brocephus

No way to tell in mm's how much play there is....

No way to tell in mm's how much play there is. It's not a lot, but definitely enough that I could tell, and it struck me as odd. (and again, on the cheaper BB, the adapter slid on easily, but had no...
07-13-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By Brocephus

How tightly is the left cup supposed to fit around a Shimano bottom bracket?

Though it wasn't broke, in violation of the old adage, I decided to replace a budget Chinese BB (part of several parts that were being transferred to a better frame). The new BB is a Shimano UN55...
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