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06-06-18, 04:14 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By jimmie65

Both are from Origin-8,

Both are from Origin-8,
05-15-18, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,603
Posted By jimmie65

Identifying an old Yakima hitch rack

Trying to identify this Yakima rack's model name. Yakima's website wasn't any help.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/869x738/yr_b0c42ad829759cbd75015ee7472791963a97da7d.jpg...
05-14-18, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,589
Posted By jimmie65

The saddles are fairly wide (as is my...

The saddles are fairly wide (as is my rear-end...).
05-14-18, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,589
Posted By jimmie65

I've got Selle Royal Ellipses on 2 of my bikes,...

I've got Selle Royal Ellipses on 2 of my bikes, my wife's bike, and my daughter's bike. I like them because they're not a "comfort" saddle but I can still ride without a chamois if I want. They've...
05-12-18, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 995
Posted By jimmie65

Most Bike Forum members lack a sense of humor.

Most Bike Forum members lack a sense of humor.
05-12-18, 05:17 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,451
Posted By jimmie65

Since this thread, I've been paying more...

Since this thread, I've been paying more attention to what the homeless are riding (and trying to remember what I've seen them on before).

Here in the suburbs/small towns northeast of San Antonio,...
05-10-18, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,614
Posted By jimmie65

I'd go with plus or fat tires, probably with a...

I'd go with plus or fat tires, probably with a heavy tube and liners. Camo paint. Gun rack on the front (I have seen bikes with gun racks; not sure if you can buy one or if it has to be fabricated)....
05-08-18, 07:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,146
Posted By jimmie65

Another vote for Worksman. Stepthrough frame, 10...

Another vote for Worksman. Stepthrough frame, 10 color choices, upgrade the handlebar to something you like better, etc.
05-08-18, 06:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,600
Posted By jimmie65

Nice! Looks like you have a little room to go...

Nice!
Looks like you have a little room to go wider on the tires if you want.
05-03-18, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By jimmie65

I appreciate the info. I've always just planned...

I appreciate the info. I've always just planned on replacing the electrical tape every few months.
05-03-18, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,519
Posted By jimmie65

Can't use most drop bar brake levers or (to the...

Can't use most drop bar brake levers or (to the best of my knowledge) any integrated brake lever/shifters. His hybrid almost certainly has long pulll v-brakes and drop bar brake levers are made for...
05-03-18, 04:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,519
Posted By jimmie65

Why can't he just ride his hybrid on gravel? I do...

Why can't he just ride his hybrid on gravel? I do all the time.

Or do a simple conversion - slap on the widest tires that will fit (make sure they're not too slick) and then slide on a pair of...
05-03-18, 04:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,505
Posted By jimmie65

All good advice. My short opinion, as...

All good advice.

My short opinion, as someone who rides a big box bike (an Iron Horse 29er): stay away from cheap dual-suspension bikes. The rear suspension is useless and only for show; that's an...
05-02-18, 09:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,549
Posted By jimmie65

In the city, I watch women. Outside the city, I...

In the city, I watch women. Outside the city, I watch nature.
05-02-18, 04:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,007
Posted By jimmie65

I think you need 10 posts before you can upload.

I think you need 10 posts before you can upload.
05-01-18, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,007
Posted By jimmie65

It looks a lot like this bike:

It looks a lot like this bike:
04-30-18, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By jimmie65

Well, my Trek Antelope will need cranks, chain,...

Well, my Trek Antelope will need cranks, chain, wheels, cables, brakes, derailleurs, tires, handlebar, grips, saddle, etc. But I have no idea what yours might need.

You need to give us a little...
04-30-18, 12:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,491
Posted By jimmie65

My favorite outfit - Lightweight Magellan or...

My favorite outfit - Lightweight Magellan or Columbia shorts (the kind that double as a swimsuit), over a chamois if it's a long ride. UnderArmour or Nike muscle shirt, in a variety of colors from...
04-30-18, 12:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,491
Posted By jimmie65

This thread is great because I am finding out...

This thread is great because I am finding out about clothing I hadn't seen before. First sugar skull socks and now a Pink Floyd jersey?? F***ing awesome.
Forum: Touring
04-30-18, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,314
Posted By jimmie65

Thanks. Found them on Amazon but no longer...

Thanks.
Found them on Amazon but no longer carried. The nearest KHS dealers are about 50 miles away, but might stop by next time I'm in Austin.
04-30-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,491
Posted By jimmie65

Where do I buy these?

Where do I buy these?
04-30-18, 08:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,491
Posted By jimmie65

LOL. I wish I gave a damn what others thought I...

LOL.
I wish I gave a damn what others thought I looked.
Actually, no - I'm content not giving a damn.
Forum: Touring
04-30-18, 04:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,314
Posted By jimmie65

Do you have details on the trekking bar ends...

Do you have details on the trekking bar ends (manufacturer and model)? I want to see if they're available here in the States.
04-30-18, 04:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,132
Posted By jimmie65

That looks great.

That looks great.
04-29-18, 06:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,689
Posted By jimmie65

I love my buff, but it is too hot come summer....

I love my buff, but it is too hot come summer. These cheap ripoffs (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B06Y68DZW6/) are a lot lighter, though I would still wear sunscreen underneath if I burned...
04-25-18, 11:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,610
Posted By jimmie65

No close-up pics, but I use some inexpensive...

No close-up pics, but I use some inexpensive Wellgos pedals. Like someone else mentioned, they're heavy but solid - my marin is the 3rd bike they've been on and they have a few thousand miles on them...
04-25-18, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,063
Posted By jimmie65

Didn't you say in another thread that you didn't...

Didn't you say in another thread that you didn't like the crank-forward style? This one looks ridiculously crank-forward.
04-23-18, 06:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,451
Posted By jimmie65

Cheapo fat bike from Walmart, single speed. Large...

Cheapo fat bike from Walmart, single speed. Large basket on front, rack on rear (preferably a standard but since we're talking homeless, a seatpost rack will have to do). Spend some money on upgraded...
04-22-18, 03:23 PM
Replies: 17,919
Views: 2,813,308
Posted By jimmie65

Just in case you have 3 bikes that only have the...

Just in case you have 3 bikes that only have the left pedal.

https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/bop/d/peddle-right-only/6568435181.html
04-20-18, 12:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,664
Posted By jimmie65

Amazon, if I buy online. But usually the LBS.

Amazon, if I buy online. But usually the LBS.
04-20-18, 11:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,664
Posted By jimmie65

My Sequoia still has the stock tires on it,...

My Sequoia still has the stock tires on it, because I can't f***ing decide - Gatorskins, Schwalbe, Continentals...? Stay at 25mm, go up to 28mm, drop to 23mm, or maybe see if I can get some 30mm to...
04-20-18, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,009
Posted By jimmie65

:lol:

:lol:
04-20-18, 11:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,009
Posted By jimmie65

I've used Origin8 drop bar ends; they're on the...

I've used Origin8 drop bar ends; they're on the Specialized I'm rebuilding right now. But I hate messing with tape so I have foam grips on them - I'm the wrong person to ask about tape.
Big box...
04-20-18, 10:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,009
Posted By jimmie65

Titanium would be a waste, unless you're a weight...

Titanium would be a waste, unless you're a weight weenie looking to shave micrograms.
Bolts come in lots of sizes. Usually they're going to be m5x0.8 and m6x1.0 but the length will vary greatly.
04-20-18, 07:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,713
Posted By jimmie65

Looks great. I wonder what it would cost to ship...

Looks great. I wonder what it would cost to ship from Canada to Texas.
04-20-18, 07:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,600
Posted By jimmie65

:thumb::thumb: Caveat - 20 years old might...

:thumb::thumb:

Caveat - 20 years old might need some maintenance and replacement parts (but I assume you're more than capable of handling that).
04-18-18, 10:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,729
Posted By jimmie65

My understanding is that Houston and Dallas/Fort...

My understanding is that Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth are developing more cycling infrastructure for commuting. Austin's done a good job already and I know lots of people in San Antonio, despite the...
04-18-18, 08:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,600
Posted By jimmie65

That one is nice-looking. Still, I wouldn't...

That one is nice-looking. Still, I wouldn't recommend the Bay Breeze, based solely on the pics I've seen and the reviews. Just wanted to be clear to the OP that I wasn't recommending it.
04-18-18, 05:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,823
Posted By jimmie65

Pics?

Pics?
04-18-18, 05:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,600
Posted By jimmie65

Just to make sure I was clear - a Kent frame...

Just to make sure I was clear - a Kent frame would make a great anchor. All of the Kents I've seen are heavy, poorly welded, and would be very difficult to upgrade. They suck.

Check out some of...
04-17-18, 01:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,969
Posted By jimmie65

And the new ones look lighter than what they used...

And the new ones look lighter than what they used to have.

Bike share programs like San Antonio's aren't meant for long rides, thus the requirement to dock them every 30 minutes (maybe 1 hour...
04-16-18, 01:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,200
Posted By jimmie65

Racks with sliding extensions exist; my...

Racks with sliding extensions exist; my daughter-in-law's cheap cruiser has one.
I thought it was a good idea, if poorly executed.
04-13-18, 05:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,887
Posted By jimmie65

My solution was Magellan or Columbia "fishing"...

My solution was Magellan or Columbia "fishing" pants with cycling shorts underneath.
04-13-18, 05:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,339
Posted By jimmie65

That's a really good description.

That's a really good description.
04-13-18, 04:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,339
Posted By jimmie65

Cons - slow, not made for long distances, and...

Cons - slow, not made for long distances, and causes more pressure on the hands/arms (YMMV; this was what I experienced).
04-12-18, 11:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,600
Posted By jimmie65

I did misunderstand. But a $400 Kent is...

I did misunderstand.

But a $400 Kent is still a Kent. Take one for a test ride before shelling out any money and definitely before trying to modify one.
04-12-18, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17,919
Views: 2,813,308
Posted By jimmie65

Sounds horrible. Especially if they were in...

Sounds horrible. Especially if they were in spandex. Hope you got hazardous duty pay.
04-12-18, 08:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,332
Posted By jimmie65

My understanding is (and I'm only a paralegal who...

My understanding is (and I'm only a paralegal who has had to dig through subpoenaed phone records, including location tracking, so what do I know?) that carriers can track you through triangulation...
04-12-18, 07:40 AM
04-12-18, 07:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,332
Posted By jimmie65

IPhone user? ...

IPhone user?
https://www.iphonefaq.org/archives/973297

Unless you disable location services on iPhone, Windows phones, or Android, you're being tracked. If you're still using a flip phone with no...
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