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07-09-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 646
Posted By JayKay3000

You can buy a general wheel for fairly cheap....

You can buy a general wheel for fairly cheap. Thieves know general brand names like shimano so ideally take the branding off the wheels so they look more generic. You could own a nicer, more...
07-09-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 949
Posted By JayKay3000

What fashion statement would that be? That the...

What fashion statement would that be? That the person is pretending to be a former world champion? People can pretend to be whatever they want, but it doesn't make it right.
07-03-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,417
Posted By JayKay3000

How can you predict? Prices may be even higher...

How can you predict? Prices may be even higher next year if there is a nock on from supply lines and base materials being more expensive forcing manufacturers to pass on the costs to end users. Sure,...
06-30-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,948
Posted By JayKay3000

A helmet is like a bicycle lock. You hope its...

A helmet is like a bicycle lock. You hope its never going to be called upon to do it's job, but you buy the best you can afford so when the times comes there is more chance that things will turn out...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,102
Posted By JayKay3000

Thinking that when a bolt is cross-threaded on a...

Thinking that when a bolt is cross-threaded on a brand new fork that just one more turn and it will even out - Turns out it broke off and between me and the lbs we couldn't get it out.

Although I...
06-27-20, 03:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,086
Posted By JayKay3000

A bell is an essential. I know they can seem a...

A bell is an essential. I know they can seem a bit dorky, but if you ever plan to use the multi use paths, while shouting is often required for some. A simple few tings with your bell will alert most...
06-27-20, 02:36 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 12,013
Posted By JayKay3000

The obvious answer is that you can make bicycles...

The obvious answer is that you can make bicycles lighter and road cyclists are always on the quest for lighter bikes. It also makes trail bikes lighter which means less effort pedaling a heavy bike...
06-24-20, 02:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 811
Posted By JayKay3000

Bleaching of the paint, etchings from unattended...

Bleaching of the paint, etchings from unattended bird droppings, not leaving it on the roof in really high winds.
06-16-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,160
Posted By JayKay3000

I can't be the only one who read the title as...

I can't be the only one who read the title as 'Bike commuters are worthless. Change My Mind'
06-09-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 531
Posted By JayKay3000

I'd get a rigid fork, but it depends on the type...

I'd get a rigid fork, but it depends on the type of riding or surface you plan to ride on. It doesn't sound like you plan to hit the local singletrack or rock gardens. I've had friends ride suntour...
06-06-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,729
Posted By JayKay3000

We have these signs that light up if you're going...

We have these signs that light up if you're going over the speed limit. I'm always trying them to get them to light up when I'm on the bike. I expect a tail wind and a draft from a truck I could do...
06-06-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,708
Posted By JayKay3000

Not sure if this is a joke, but I think I'm going...

Not sure if this is a joke, but I think I'm going to use this idea as a backup for the people who don't hear the bell.
05-30-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,141
Posted By JayKay3000

I try and wave to / thank drivers who respect me...

I try and wave to / thank drivers who respect me and quietly ignore those who don't. I'm not riding for their amusement and I'm not going to let them provoke me into making a scene.
Forum: Commuting
05-24-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By JayKay3000

Full Fenders - For the rain or wet roads & they...

Full Fenders - For the rain or wet roads & they may fit your better bike.
Rack and panniers - To carry a small amount of 'stuff' - also good for stowing a coat or extra food for longer rides.
Set...
05-24-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By JayKay3000

Should be fine, just get a lot of lube, some pvc...

Should be fine, just get a lot of lube, some pvc pipe with a similar diameter and a rubber mallet and give it a couple of love taps. Lube is mainly to stop it welding itself to the fork if water gets...
05-23-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,464
Posted By JayKay3000

Humm - Ebikes have electricity... you saw the...

Humm - Ebikes have electricity... you saw the idea here first - Tire inflation systems for ebikes with the pump run from the bikes battery.
05-23-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,399
Posted By JayKay3000

A lighter bike is going to help most on the...

A lighter bike is going to help most on the climbs as that's one of the areas where you notice weight so it might make a small difference depending how much weight you can shed. As posted - staring...
05-23-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,580
Posted By JayKay3000

You just lit a match in room full of gasoline...

You just lit a match in room full of gasoline fumes, what did you expect the outcome would be?

Maybe in a few months, but world leaders are really just experimenting at the moment to try and get...
05-23-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,280
Posted By JayKay3000

This may seem like a sensible idea, but I like to...

This may seem like a sensible idea, but I like to read other peoples reviews BEFORE I buy from a store. That way I can make up my own mind and then, if I have a bad experience because I chose...
05-17-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 675
Posted By JayKay3000

Quick and easy way to get in the right ball park:...

Quick and easy way to get in the right ball park:

Sit on the seat while propping yourself up against a wall or railing.

Put the pedal in its lowest position

Put your heel on the pedal so...
05-12-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,937
Posted By JayKay3000

Unless she physically can't ride, the best thing...

Unless she physically can't ride, the best thing would have been to have gotten back on the bike shortly after the accident when bones and bruises had fixed or healed. It's hard and can be scary, but...
05-11-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,218
Posted By JayKay3000

Itera plastic bicycle - A failure after 3 years....

Itera plastic bicycle - A failure after 3 years. First introduced 1981. Swedish. Weight - 49lbs.

"This bicycle has been described as heavy, flexible, and fragile, and is considered one of the...
05-10-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 854
Posted By JayKay3000

6 years? I'd have changed that bike in the first...

6 years? I'd have changed that bike in the first 6 months or at least got some test rides on frames that were more my size to validate my thoughts.

Just a bike. If you like it and it fits, keep it...
05-08-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 752
Posted By JayKay3000

I haven't looked, but I imagine bike second hand...

I haven't looked, but I imagine bike second hand prices are higher than normal. Just wait till after covid to buy, I think there will be a lot of bike sales as people return to their smog belching...
05-08-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By JayKay3000

I've not had to true or have my wheels trued in...

I've not had to true or have my wheels trued in over a year. Unless you're doing big dirt jumps?
05-06-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By JayKay3000

It won't make a noise if you don't ride it.

It won't make a noise if you don't ride it.
05-06-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,885
Posted By JayKay3000

This time next year. All be back to normal.

This time next year. All be back to normal.
05-06-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By JayKay3000

I looked at prices for a replacement fork - they...

I looked at prices for a replacement fork - they cost about $150 - luckily because corona I don't need the front rack at the moment.

None of these ideas sound that nice and probably a bit out of...
05-06-20, 01:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By JayKay3000

Snapped Bolt in forks -

Hi all.

So I forgot to use some oil when putting a bolt into on of the bolts holes on my front forks to fit the front rack.

I think I must have put it in crossthreaded and thought the bolt...
05-05-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 12,428
Posted By JayKay3000

Use common sense.

Use common sense.
05-01-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By JayKay3000

Safest all round tires for road riding in the rain?

I've noticed that my schwalbe marathon tires are really good in the dry and OK in the wet, but some surfaces they don't really like. We have some mups that have this concrete rumble sections that...
04-30-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 467
Posted By JayKay3000

From what I can gather a powderdcoated bike can...

From what I can gather a powderdcoated bike can have the disadvantage that water can get in under the powderdcoat and rust it from underneath, but are more resilient against abrasions and scratches....
Forum: Touring
04-29-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By JayKay3000

I don't see any pictures. I look forward to...

I don't see any pictures. I look forward to seeing them though.
04-29-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By JayKay3000

This is a really good thread on the subject...

This is a really good thread on the subject you're asking, lots of ideas - Shimano vs tektro road calipers...
04-29-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 496
Posted By JayKay3000

I only have 1 bike so I only need to use one...

I only have 1 bike so I only need to use one style of pedal.
04-27-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By JayKay3000

I think the modern consensus is to spin rather...

I think the modern consensus is to spin rather than grind. Your knees won't thank you for putting too much strain on them in too hard a gear. The pros have moved toward spinning up hills rather than...
04-27-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,340
Posted By JayKay3000

Online, but just remember to do your homework on...

Online, but just remember to do your homework on the online store before you give them money just in case they are not legit.
04-27-20, 03:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By JayKay3000

Agree with the Kona and out of the two it's the...

Agree with the Kona and out of the two it's the better deal out of the box as it comes with fenders, a brooks saddle that (i've never tried), but everyone raves about and has a similar gearing to the...
Forum: Touring
04-26-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,620
Posted By JayKay3000

You don't have to fill your panniers full.

You don't have to fill your panniers full.
04-26-20, 01:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,395
Posted By JayKay3000

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x400/1587887770_9385d7e375f8116873f1792530d1df06fad5b491.jpeg
04-26-20, 01:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By JayKay3000

Usually new bicycles come with a warranty and...

Usually new bicycles come with a warranty and this sort of thing is covered under that. I'd recommend taking it back to the bike shop and they'll be able to fix it in a matter of minutes. At least...
Forum: Foo
04-25-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 679
Posted By JayKay3000

So... ...we just need everyone to stay home for 3...

So... ...we just need everyone to stay home for 3 to 4 months of the year every year to fix our planet. I'm good with going into hibernation in winter :lol:
04-24-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,370
Posted By JayKay3000

Keep watching it hoping the animal will make it -...

Keep watching it hoping the animal will make it - but it never does :(
04-22-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By JayKay3000

I use a kryptonite u lock, but one of my...

I use a kryptonite u lock, but one of my colleagues just uses a small thin cable lock. I see these things as deterrents rather than absolute security.

I guess it just depends where the bike is...
04-22-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,408
Posted By JayKay3000

I can never tell if that bottle is huge or if...

I can never tell if that bottle is huge or if that frame is tiny!
Forum: Foo
04-22-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By JayKay3000

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/320x253/giphy_7de4a9272a4fd9bf10a422e16c2adb7d3b1bffcb.gif
04-22-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,839
Posted By JayKay3000

I guess to the OP, since you follow this person...

I guess to the OP, since you follow this person you can contact them so ask them if you are interested.

I don't see anything odd or weird about it. People ride for different reasons and as other...
04-22-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 649
Posted By JayKay3000

If it's just a bicycle for commuting have you...

If it's just a bicycle for commuting have you considered other options.

You may (ok, maybe not in the current climate) be able to find a really good used LHT or other bicycle that may not matter...
Forum: Touring
04-22-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,484
Posted By JayKay3000

Maybe you should start a new thread?

Maybe you should start a new thread?
04-21-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By JayKay3000

Pretty cool that he re-created his childhood...

Pretty cool that he re-created his childhood bike. Looks like he had some OK skills, but I now want to anodize my wheels, bars, hubs and brakes.
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