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12-05-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 334
Posted By FlMTNdude

I would think that it might be a pleasant option...

I would think that it might be a pleasant option when humidity is pushing 100% and overnight lows only hit 80 in the summer.
11-27-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By FlMTNdude

Removing the anodising will make them tarnish...

Removing the anodising will make them tarnish easily. You may want to seal them up with a hardened clear seal coat once polished.
11-25-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,156
Posted By FlMTNdude

Have you checked out someone like Grainger.com or...

Have you checked out someone like Grainger.com or even Napaonline.com? Once out of the shell it is just a bearing, not necessarily related to anything in particular.
11-22-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By FlMTNdude

As a professional carpenter, I wouldnít attempt...

As a professional carpenter, I wouldnít attempt it. Even the best joinery, glued up, would be prone to cracks and splits despite the best techniques and word choices. If I lived in Asia, I could...
11-20-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,827
Posted By FlMTNdude

I commute to work in the dark, plenty of light on...

I commute to work in the dark, plenty of light on my bike, but I still have to watch people. I have a truck which stays at the shop, 3/4 ton Ford, white, service box and sits plenty high even though...
11-15-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,144
Posted By FlMTNdude

Sold on the Star Trek jerseys! Youíll spot me...

Sold on the Star Trek jerseys! Youíll spot me with it on!
11-08-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By FlMTNdude

Not a mechanic, but wrench my own bikes. I love...

Not a mechanic, but wrench my own bikes. I love the MicroShift STI type shifters. Has proven smooth and crisp.
11-07-19, 05:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,009
Posted By FlMTNdude

Falling into both camps I find it funny. Love the...

Falling into both camps I find it funny. Love the pancake syrup in the water bottle holder!
11-06-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,645
Posted By FlMTNdude

If I were to succumb to that fear I wouldnít even...

If I were to succumb to that fear I wouldnít even cross the street. As a cyclist, occasional driver and sometimes walker there isnít a day that something doesnít happen that could shake me up. I am...
11-05-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,726
Posted By FlMTNdude

I have an ankle which pops when slightly askew....

I have an ankle which pops when slightly askew. Could be joints popping.
10-30-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,011
Posted By FlMTNdude

Shake it off like water off a duckís back. This...

Shake it off like water off a duckís back. This is the Internet, home to a few nice folk and some who will condemn every statement which comes from your mouth. You could go 30 miles in an hour and...
10-29-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 832
Posted By FlMTNdude

These are definitely a good way to go. If you can...

These are definitely a good way to go. If you can put it in the bed all the better, donít need to add 3-4 feet to the length of my truck, and not diminish being able to carry bikes while towing. I do...
10-28-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,147
Posted By FlMTNdude

The only thing to watch on Amazon is brands and...

The only thing to watch on Amazon is brands and where located. I do not like having things shipped from Asia, it is a hassle of you need to return. That is not limited to bike stuff. Jenson our...
10-25-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By FlMTNdude

Used to live in that neighbourhood. There was a...

Used to live in that neighbourhood. There was a period of about two years a ways back where there was a bank robbery a month between there and Albuquerque.
10-22-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,572
Posted By FlMTNdude

Another happy Baleaf user. Been riding for a year...

Another happy Baleaf user. Been riding for a year and a half, about 7000 miles and am very happy with them. This includes hot and humid as hell Floriduh summer months.
10-18-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,448
Posted By FlMTNdude

My choices are: 1. Simple Green 2. Mineral...

My choices are:
1. Simple Green
2. Mineral Spirits
3. WD-40
I would be cautious with something like brake or carburettor cleaner as they can be harsh on painted surfaces. As a side note, carb...
10-17-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 33,515
Posted By FlMTNdude

Salam aleikhim and alahu akhbar! What a deal,...

Salam aleikhim and alahu akhbar! What a deal, Kuran isnít on every 7-11 shelf by the register like christian bibles are.
Ok, couldnít resist the first heckle, I am actually Jewish.
10-17-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 525
Posted By FlMTNdude

Very nice! The ride quality is courtesy of a...

Very nice! The ride quality is courtesy of a steel frame. I find steel to be a nice ride all the way around.
10-16-19, 05:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,571
Posted By FlMTNdude

Gainesville FL PD uses Cannondale MTBs, though I...

Gainesville FL PD uses Cannondale MTBs, though I donít recall the model, but are Acera equipped, so not top of the line. They only use them for events. Some of the officers are cyclists, most are not.
10-15-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,710
Posted By FlMTNdude

I am 54, so a few years younger. I have had some...

I am 54, so a few years younger. I have had some back issues in the past, but healthy now. I would repeat the advice to take up yoga. It also helps with strength.
In the meanwhile saddle position,...
10-11-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 879
Posted By FlMTNdude

Tom Kippur is a fast day, as well as spent in...

Tom Kippur is a fast day, as well as spent in almost its entirety in synagogue. Jewish prayers on a normal sabbath morning go 2-3 hours, not counting afternoon and evening prayers. Any in between...
10-11-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,231
Posted By FlMTNdude

I would rather run up the side of a mountain than...

I would rather run up the side of a mountain than bike a moderate hill any day. Needless to say I love to run. I do enjoy the bike a lot, more so as I am getting older and find I donít hurt after a...
10-11-19, 04:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By FlMTNdude

Wow, I wonít even let my wife touch any of my...

Wow, I wonít even let my wife touch any of my laundry!
10-09-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,642
Posted By FlMTNdude

I am curious why after only 12 years the car...

I am curious why after only 12 years the car needs a paint job. My wife traded in an 11 year old car with only minor dings, but a beautiful finish. My truck has worked the past 15 years. Still a...
10-04-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 9,837
Posted By FlMTNdude

Back about 1973 I bought a Raleigh 3 speed for...

Back about 1973 I bought a Raleigh 3 speed for school and paper route. Unfortunately havenít owned it for years. Anything since has been second hand.
09-28-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 539
Posted By FlMTNdude

I am no mechanic but do my own work, but if I...

I am no mechanic but do my own work, but if I havenít checked my chain and it is worn, it will tell me. But there are other things besides that to check, chains are just relatively cheap and easy to...
09-28-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 539
Posted By FlMTNdude

Could also be a chain issue. I have the odd issue...

Could also be a chain issue. I have the odd issue that my bike does not like KMC, but loves the SRAM chains.
09-27-19, 04:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By FlMTNdude

Looking at the time stamps, most are about...

Looking at the time stamps, most are about 5:30ish. Get up for work, eat breakfast and look at the forum. A lot of jobs start at 7:00 am.
I personally get up at 4, weekends I sleep in until almost...
09-27-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By FlMTNdude

I have had them bad enough where I could only...

I have had them bad enough where I could only coast to a road sign and stop and lean on it, I couldnít even get off the bike.
09-25-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,244
Posted By FlMTNdude

I think the ad on the bottom of the page on the...

I think the ad on the bottom of the page on the thread actually gives the...
09-23-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,648
Posted By FlMTNdude

Most of what I am getting from this is we have an...

Most of what I am getting from this is we have an overbreeding/overpopulated/humans as an invasive species issue.
09-22-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 884
Posted By FlMTNdude

I have some. Had ordered what said MicroShift off...

I have some. Had ordered what said MicroShift off AliExpress, came as MicroNew and decided to see how they ran. Have used them a year now, zero issues. It is a solid click up front, but smooth front...
09-22-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By FlMTNdude

BikeCalc.com - How to calculate Bicycle Wheel...

BikeCalc.com - How to calculate Bicycle Wheel Size (http://www.bikecalc.com/wheel_size_math)

That should tell you pretty much everything. I know that some manufacturers run a mm small or large,...
09-20-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,935
Posted By FlMTNdude

Donít get me started on scooters, pedestrians,...

Donít get me started on scooters, pedestrians, drivers, e mopeds people who meander on bikes and motorists. Weíll be here all day. And it will ruin my coffee.
09-20-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,974
Posted By FlMTNdude

If I did that on the MUP or many areas of town...

If I did that on the MUP or many areas of town there would be no time to ride. Usually the no hands is accompanied by a cell phone in hand. Only time I yell is when they are coming at me going the...
09-16-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 744
Posted By FlMTNdude

I see myself losing all those little tips. Magnet...

I see myself losing all those little tips. Magnet or no magnet they will fall off when I am trying to get things done.
09-15-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,331
Posted By FlMTNdude

In Florida we add a rebel flag on the back of the...

In Florida we add a rebel flag on the back of the bike as well for added visibility.
09-09-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,960
Posted By FlMTNdude

Last week I rode into the LBS (not my preferred...

Last week I rode into the LBS (not my preferred but have used them a couple of times prior) close to work but still out of the way on the ride home for a tube. If I were to base my LBS experience on...
09-08-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 15,927
Posted By FlMTNdude

I think to some degree it is relevant, as a...

I think to some degree it is relevant, as a mechanical groupset would most likely still function in 20 years, unlike an electronic di2.
09-06-19, 04:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By FlMTNdude

I definitely need to adopt that technique!

I definitely need to adopt that technique!
08-31-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,184
Posted By FlMTNdude

So my take on conversion. Having rode an 89...

So my take on conversion. Having rode an 89 Panasonic Mountain Cat for over. 7000 miles on 700c x 28 tires now, I like it. The geometry is almost identical to their road bikes that I find myself...
08-31-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,790
Posted By FlMTNdude

The Florida equivalent of Autumn is the winter,...

The Florida equivalent of Autumn is the winter, when even in north central FL lows are upper 40s to mid upper 50s (usually the latter) and highs, if you are lucky, low 70s into the 80s. Basically 2...
08-30-19, 05:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,948
Posted By FlMTNdude

So far am sold on brifters. Running Microshift,...

So far am sold on brifters. Running Microshift, so not the goofy Shimano where the entire lever moves, which I find the source of unintended shifts. Much easier, at least to me, if powering up a hill...
08-30-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By FlMTNdude

Go to park tools.com or the Park Tools YouTube...

Go to park tools.com or the Park Tools YouTube channel. They have videos for derailleur adjustments and a lot of other cool stuff. Easy to follow and pretty spot on. Being a newbie, donít get sucked...
08-30-19, 04:01 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,880
Posted By FlMTNdude

Cant help you with procrastination. Been meaning...

Cant help you with procrastination. Been meaning to get around to that one myself. The other stuff sounds like it falls into the MariKondo category. I have storage set up for bike and run specific...
08-23-19, 04:58 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,125
Posted By FlMTNdude

If you have secure parking, I see zero issue with...

If you have secure parking, I see zero issue with spending more money. And if not, then spend as much as you are willing to risk, its your money after all. Some people donít have far to go, so a...
08-21-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,350
Posted By FlMTNdude

Define ďobsoleteĒ. There are a lot of 30-40 yo...

Define ďobsoleteĒ. There are a lot of 30-40 yo bikes out there in good mechanical and cosmetic condition which are used as daily commuters. Me personally, even if I had the money, wouldnít spend more...
08-19-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,969
Posted By FlMTNdude

I havenít used their shoes, but the clothing has...

I havenít used their shoes, but the clothing has held up well.
08-16-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,466
Posted By FlMTNdude

They vary. We have two which are very friendly in...

They vary. We have two which are very friendly in regards to older/used bikes, even cool with selling a part if I need it today knowing I do my own work. Of course, both of these have a large...
08-16-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,010
Posted By FlMTNdude

I was embarrassed by a near miss with a cyclist...

I was embarrassed by a near miss with a cyclist yesterday. Was in my service truck, strobes on, pulling out of a tight parallel parking spot downtown in heavy rain. Nearly did not see a cyclist...
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