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09-19-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 410
Posted By Bigbus

It's easier than you think, except for the...

It's easier than you think, except for the pedaling part. Haven't had much luck with that yet. I put my left foot in the bottom position with my right up high, because that's most comfortable for me...
09-18-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 410
Posted By Bigbus

I still haven't mastered riding without hands in...

I still haven't mastered riding without hands in the standing position for more than a few seconds while pedaling, but other than that I stand up with my arms out when coming down hills to cool off,...
09-18-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 561
Posted By Bigbus

There's a lot of info online about these bikes....

There's a lot of info online about these bikes. Here's a quick link to Sheldon https://www.sheldonbrown.com/lambert.html that you might want to check out. Good luck,
09-13-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 872
Posted By Bigbus

Is that what hangs over the seat?

Is that what hangs over the seat?
09-12-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 610
Posted By Bigbus

The dead give away is the stock looking tires....

The dead give away is the stock looking tires. But other than that, I'd take a 26er over a 29er any day for serious trail riding.
09-12-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 610
Posted By Bigbus

With that long wheel base I would be over the...

With that long wheel base I would be over the side of a cliff trying to do switchbacks. But hey, I'd smile too if I saw you on the trail :thumb:
09-12-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 872
Posted By Bigbus

I use a bathroom scale for weighing my bikes and...

I use a bathroom scale for weighing my bikes and propane tanks. The tanks I can set on the scale and calculate how many gallons are left, the bikes I have to hold. I do this when I'm packed for a...
09-10-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 572
Posted By Bigbus

Oh, most definitely! It's only been 4 days due...

Oh, most definitely!
It's only been 4 days due to smoke in the air and I'm really getting cranky.
09-10-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,012
Posted By Bigbus

The difference is that people can do something...

The difference is that people can do something about one and not the other. But I was just clarifying, not looking to start an argument with anyone. Unless....
09-10-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,144
Posted By Bigbus

The air here on the Oregon coast is full of ash...

The air here on the Oregon coast is full of ash and turning everything white including my black truck. Haven't ridden in 4 days but it should be clearing tomorrow with a wind direction change and...
09-02-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,012
Posted By Bigbus

They're saying 9K that didn't have any other...

They're saying 9K that didn't have any other underlying causes and have only the Covid to blame. Most underlying causes are hypertension, obesity, and diabetes. They don't specify which type of...
08-31-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,012
Posted By Bigbus

People have such short memories. When this first...

People have such short memories. When this first started and there were only a couple of known cases in this country Dr. Fauci was on TV explaining that masks might cause more harm than good and that...
08-31-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,012
Posted By Bigbus

Oh, Look who's reading this thread again!

Oh, Look who's reading this thread again!
08-31-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 807
Posted By Bigbus

Cargo pants year round. I use cargo shorts at the...

Cargo pants year round. I use cargo shorts at the gym, however. I need all the pockets.
08-31-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,012
Posted By Bigbus

Ah, Billy, I think what he's saying is the actual...

Ah, Billy, I think what he's saying is the actual science. It's not the media hype, but if you study actual statistics on this 'pandemic', what he's saying appears to be true.
08-30-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By Bigbus

Have you been doing this for Chinese firms for...

Have you been doing this for Chinese firms for awhile, because I'm really curious if they actually give you a refund. As far as computers for riding, I'm sticking with my Garmin. It does more than...
08-30-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,141
Posted By Bigbus

Yep, I see the problem already, you definitely...

Yep, I see the problem already, you definitely need a bigger hammer :50: You do realize that if you're going to take the easy items to the LBS you might consider taking in the frame and having the...
Forum: Introductions
08-29-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By Bigbus

Welcome to the forums! :beer: Really looking...

Welcome to the forums! :beer: Really looking forward to some bike porn :thumb:
08-29-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By Bigbus

Welcome to the forum! I didn't follow the link,...

Welcome to the forum! I didn't follow the link, but just a thought~are you turning it in the LH direction? Most BB are RH and LH threaded on opposite sides-has to do with not wanting to unscrew it...
08-28-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,141
Posted By Bigbus

That is going to be one heck of a project! Good...

That is going to be one heck of a project! Good luck and enjoy. You are going to learn a lot and some the old fashioned way through the school of hard knocks, but it'll be something to be proud of...
08-28-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By Bigbus

It must be a locality thing because I thought it...

It must be a locality thing because I thought it was fairly obvious what was meant. :thumb:
08-27-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,408
Posted By Bigbus

My bad. I missed that completely. Thanks for...

My bad. I missed that completely. Thanks for clearing that up.
08-26-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,408
Posted By Bigbus

You went 6.68 miles averaging 15.6 MPH and burned...

You went 6.68 miles averaging 15.6 MPH and burned up 189 cals. The cals seems low for the speed/distance/weight. It seems it should be closer to 48 cals/mile. Just my $2 worth.
08-25-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By Bigbus

I loved my 26"-it was very agile, light, and I...

I loved my 26"-it was very agile, light, and I was envious of my friends full suspension Gary Fisher haha. I used a 29" Motobecane semi-fat tire for work and even though it was a very comfortable...
08-25-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By Bigbus

I'm just following and learning. I too prefer the...

I'm just following and learning. I too prefer the 27.5 over the 29.
08-24-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,657
Posted By Bigbus

I'm so confused....:foo:

I'm so confused....:foo:
08-22-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,676
Posted By Bigbus

I rode motorcycles my whole life and when passing...

I rode motorcycles my whole life and when passing others we always gave a low wave out of a sense of camaraderie. Too many idiots today don't even know what camaraderie is and yet it still seems rude...
08-22-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,676
Posted By Bigbus

If you gotta ask.....

If you gotta ask.....
08-21-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,657
Posted By Bigbus

I don't wear it cause I'm afraid of catching the...

I don't wear it cause I'm afraid of catching the flu, but only because I don't want to cause a problem with store owners. However, the other day out on my bike I either lost mine or forgot it (ain't...
08-20-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,657
Posted By Bigbus

Sounds like it's useful against the soldiers too....

Sounds like it's useful against the soldiers too. :wtf:
08-18-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Bigbus

I have those diacomps on an old giant road bike...

I have those diacomps on an old giant road bike and I found that adjusting the pads so they're really close and then simply using a 7/16" open end wrench on the forward nut to center the whole thing...
08-18-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By Bigbus

I would definitely check out the Delium. I have...

I would definitely check out the Delium. I have one on a mtb that I purchased about 4 years ago off the bay. It's a foldable, heavy tire with a very aggressive tread design that is holding up well. I...
08-17-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By Bigbus

He can't post pics yet, he's still a wee one....

He can't post pics yet, he's still a wee one. Bill described a good remedy to diagnose the problem, but I think Bill was too technical for this rider. It's one of 2 things, the chain fell off the...
08-16-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By Bigbus

I have an aluminum frame Giant that I had to line...

I have an aluminum frame Giant that I had to line bore in order to get the wheel to align properly. When it was off center it shifted lousy too. Has been good ever since.
Glad to hear you're making...
08-15-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By Bigbus

It's acting like too short a chain.

It's acting like too short a chain.
08-12-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By Bigbus

I would check cable resistance. Long story short,...

I would check cable resistance. Long story short, you pull the shift one way and a spring pulls it back. If there is any resistance in the cable, the spring doesn't have enough power to overcome it...
08-08-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 476
Posted By Bigbus

Too damned many!!!!! But I enjoy every one of...

Too damned many!!!!! But I enjoy every one of them :love:
08-08-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 602
Posted By Bigbus

Not being there with a wrench to tinker on it all...

Not being there with a wrench to tinker on it all I can say is that doesn't look right. The pads shouldn't be that high up and off the edge of the rotor. Something isn't right. It will probably still...
08-07-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By Bigbus

I don't remember the brand that comes on a...

I don't remember the brand that comes on a Motobecane fat tire bike, but I do know that it would take some extreme wear on the pads to even notice a slight difference in the lever travel. If you've...
08-07-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By Bigbus

The way you hung it on the vent I thought it...

The way you hung it on the vent I thought it might be a scented ass. :eek:
08-06-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By Bigbus

This isn't the forum for what I would really like...

This isn't the forum for what I would really like to say. Nice Ass though.
08-06-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,928
Posted By Bigbus

I finally got my gloves. US Customs held them for...

I finally got my gloves. US Customs held them for almost 7 weeks but they're here. They are awesome! Good grip, soft rubber knuckle protection, and only $4.95/free shipping. I'm not trying to sell...
08-04-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By Bigbus

I too would stick with what you have for right...

I too would stick with what you have for right now until you put a few miles on it and see how you like it. If the fork is an issue at that point, you can always look to upgrade, but you might find...
08-03-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 750
Posted By Bigbus

I agree with the pads and the hydration pack, not...

I agree with the pads and the hydration pack, not the clothing so much. Maybe a rad style set of rotors in phosphorescent orange or green? Something to make the kid's bike stand out.
08-01-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By Bigbus

Put it on there and carefully try shifting on the...

Put it on there and carefully try shifting on the stand before you test ride it. Like Mr Brant Jr stated, if the chain is too short you run the risk of pulling the rear dr into the cogs, which is...
08-01-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 750
Posted By Bigbus

I guess I don't understand what you're trying to...

I guess I don't understand what you're trying to say about "feel the same at the lever". I have cable disk brakes and simply adjust them so they feel the same front and rear. Align the pads and set...
Forum: Introductions
08-01-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By Bigbus

I gave up jogging a long time ago in favor of...

I gave up jogging a long time ago in favor of riding because even though they call swimming the low impact exercise, nothing beats riding a bike for low impact exercise. You can push yourself as hard...
07-30-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,109
Posted By Bigbus

Just going through and getting rid of some old...

Just going through and getting rid of some old threads and WOW! Bike ain't too bad either....
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-30-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By Bigbus

It's the one called Bicycle Mechanics. Lots of...

It's the one called Bicycle Mechanics. Lots of knowledgeable bike mechanics and DIYers keep an eye on that sub forum just to help less experienced bike owners that have questions about their bikes....
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By Bigbus

Welcome. Are you intentionally in the folding...

Welcome. Are you intentionally in the folding bike sub-forum? Maybe you want to start with introductions and then post your comment in the bike mechanic sub-forum? Just a thought.:beer:
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