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09-17-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By Chinghis

That's a cool site. Unfortunately for me, it...

That's a cool site. Unfortunately for me, it shows a deep purple (202) dot about a quarter-mile from our house, And more red dots on my route to work. Yuck.
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 421
Posted By Chinghis

Yes, since the 1980s. I didn't realize that...

Yes, since the 1980s. I didn't realize that "bike-free" was a thing back, but I didn't own a car until I was in my late 30s. Oh, wait, I had one for a year or so in my late 20s, but I let it...
09-16-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 486
Posted By Chinghis

Ack, yeah, that's pretty out of whack! Maybe the...

Ack, yeah, that's pretty out of whack! Maybe the rest of us have better GPS coverage for some reason? That's weird.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,638
Posted By Chinghis

That'a great image. Mainly because we've all been...

That'a great image. Mainly because we've all been there and can relate, I guess.
09-15-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 486
Posted By Chinghis

Huh, yeah, interesting. I use the free version -...

Huh, yeah, interesting. I use the free version - I start a ride, lock the screen, and stick the phone in my jersey. So I generally don't look at it while I'm riding, which helps battery consumption,...
09-15-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,144
Posted By Chinghis

Well, I had it all planned. Brought clothes in...

Well, I had it all planned. Brought clothes in yesterday, was going to ride the road bike in today. Announced the plan to the wife and son, who promptly guilted me out of it. Was still motivated to...
09-14-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By Chinghis

Genius. Thanks, never knew of this option. You're...

Genius. Thanks, never knew of this option. You're making me consider a bus-up and bike-down trip. Be leisurely, take the camping gear and side roads. Ooh, gonna have to go look at maps.

I've done...
09-14-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,144
Posted By Chinghis

I dunno, I'm jonesin' for a ride on my new...

I dunno, I'm jonesin' for a ride on my new vintage craft. People think we're crazy for riding in LA pollution anyway. I brought clothes in for a couple of days, so I think I'm going to give it a shot...
09-10-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2,331
Views: 398,631
Posted By Chinghis

So .. my new old Ironman has a serial number of...

So .. my new old Ironman has a serial number of N6P6754 ... So, going by Post #62 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=62) in this thread, it was the 6,784th from made in...
09-10-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,144
Posted By Chinghis

I live and work at altitude, relative to the LA...

I live and work at altitude, relative to the LA coastal plain. Woke up to the extreme smoky smell that made me think something was on fire locally. But it turns out that the wind changed or...
09-08-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By Chinghis

Interesting. Ya learn something new every day!

Interesting. Ya learn something new every day!
09-08-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,232
Posted By Chinghis

I've always looked at Serottas favorably,...

I've always looked at Serottas favorably, although I've never ridden one. But didn't his design studio shut down? Links to it from the blog page up above don't work.
09-08-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By Chinghis

Cool, thanks, will keep this mind when I need to...

Cool, thanks, will keep this mind when I need to do this again. Or I start puncturing rims, and the Bike Gods deem it time for tubeless. :)
09-08-20, 01:42 AM
Replies: 9,198
Views: 888,802
Posted By Chinghis

Thank you! I find myself just staring at it,...

Thank you! I find myself just staring at it, honestly. I didn't realize I would find it so pretty.


Those are rare, I take it? Can I hand-wash it, I assume?


Thanks, good advice ... but I...
09-08-20, 01:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By Chinghis

Boy, many thanks, folks. That was kind of an...

Boy, many thanks, folks. That was kind of an ordeal. I have old, not too strong hands, I guess, so it was a challenge to get it off. As it is, I then pushed off the rim tape in two places. I ended up...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-20, 01:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,450
Posted By Chinghis

I just rode a road bike around town a little...

I just rode a road bike around town a little today, and I forgot how unforgiving the gearing can be at stop lights. On my MTB commuter, I always stand and sprint to get up to speed so I can shift to...
09-07-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By Chinghis

WTB ST i-23 -can't get tire off

My son's Pure Cycles gravel bike came with WTB "Tubeless Compatible" ST i-23 rims with Hutchinson Overide tires (38mm). He flatted at the end of a ride, so this morning I went to fix the flat so we...
09-06-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9,198
Views: 888,802
Posted By Chinghis

Hey, folks. I've joined your club! An old...

Hey, folks. I've joined your club!

An old co-worker friend of mine dropped me a line this week, and mentioned that he still had the bike he has been wanting to give me for a while. So we got...
09-06-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 865
Posted By Chinghis

I'm still riding my 1992 StumpJumper, original...

I'm still riding my 1992 StumpJumper, original components (Deore DX). So, that's my rec, look for one of those. Or a Rockhopper. I had one of those before the Stump. Very durable bikes and...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,450
Posted By Chinghis

I commute fast. I track my rides obsessively, and...

I commute fast. I track my rides obsessively, and sort of focus on average speed. I tend to average about 12 mph. But I qualify that by pointing out that I ride an old MTB with slicks and 25 pounds...
09-04-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 785
Posted By Chinghis

Thanks for the encouragement, Maelochs and...

Thanks for the encouragement, Maelochs and livedarklions!
09-04-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 387
Posted By Chinghis

That's fantastic! Except that I used my bike...

That's fantastic! Except that I used my bike heavily over the past two decades, that's almost exactly how much I bought my StumpJumper for ... from Helen's.

Other than that, my best guess is...
Forum: Commuting
09-04-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 22,053
Posted By Chinghis

Rode in twice this week. Yesterday was great. I...

Rode in twice this week. Yesterday was great. I was in a foul mood and took some energy to get going. Had one of those "No, you go" moments with someone at a stop sign. So, I went, he passed me, I...
09-04-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 785
Posted By Chinghis

Boy, does this thread hit close to home. ...

Boy, does this thread hit close to home.

I've ridden my old Specialized StumpJumper with flat bars and bar ends for a very long time. I'm now in the market for a bike, but I'm not enthusiastic...
09-04-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,642
Posted By Chinghis

Heh, don't tell them that "obed" means "lunch" in...

Heh, don't tell them that "obed" means "lunch" in Russian. Nice bikes, though.
09-03-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 562
Posted By Chinghis

Yeah, same here. Maybe the guy on the left, but...

Yeah, same here. Maybe the guy on the left, but even those look to have just a large white nose bridge.

But why would you want goggles? Bombing down my regular descent at the start of my commute...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 12,556
Posted By Chinghis

bizman (pa)...

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Forum: Commuting
08-20-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,582
Posted By Chinghis

Hah, I'm constantly yelling at people in my car...

Hah, I'm constantly yelling at people in my car as I slow for a yellow light turned red, and some jerk blows through from 50 yards behind me.

That's why I stressed visibility.
Forum: Commuting
08-20-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,582
Posted By Chinghis

Since this is the Commuting forum, many of us are...

Since this is the Commuting forum, many of us are on the same roads and intersections day after day. You know which ones you can go to the front, and where you should wait. I have one on my way home...
08-19-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,185
Posted By Chinghis

I'm having the same problem. Very few bikes are...

I'm having the same problem. Very few bikes are even available, at least in my size/desires/price range.

There are a couple that I'm interested in at an LBS, but they're only doing test-rides for...
08-19-20, 01:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,424
Posted By Chinghis

Dang, 53 weeks, but I'm gonna necro... I...

Dang, 53 weeks, but I'm gonna necro...

I just discovered the Pack Rat in my search for a new commuter/gravel/recreational ride. I must have skipped over this bike before, but now it's looking kind...
Forum: Foo
08-17-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,025
Posted By Chinghis

Isn't that it, behind the Galaxy in 1975?! ...

Isn't that it, behind the Galaxy in 1975?!

Ideal bars. Peanut-butter filling, crunchy cookie, coated in dark chocolate. They would only show up in grocery stores in the Midwest in the fall and...
08-17-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,267
Posted By Chinghis

A couple of years ago, I was behind one of those...

A couple of years ago, I was behind one of those huge early 60s cars. I though the guy was just hanging his arm out, until he turned right.

The thing I don't like about using my right hand to...
08-14-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,239
Posted By Chinghis

Easy! Note how he has it in the corner of his...

Easy! Note how he has it in the corner of his mouth? Inhale on that side, blow out the other. Gotta do what you gotta do.

Kind of a fascinating pair. They were circus performers.
08-13-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By Chinghis

Cool, tap the hive mind! I live in Los...

Cool, tap the hive mind!

I live in Los Angeles, where it's a mad scramble for any bike that becomes available, it seems. At least on Craigslist.

Actually, a friend of mine says he has a...
08-13-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By Chinghis

Hey, thanks for the suggestions and support for...

Hey, thanks for the suggestions and support for 26" wheels!

Hah, what I forgot to mention is that the bottom bracket on the StumpJumper is stuck and most likely will never come out. I took it in...
08-12-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By Chinghis

Thanks! Definitely a way to approach it. I'm...

Thanks! Definitely a way to approach it. I'm going to look into this a bit, since I have had some odd arm pain lately.
08-10-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2,674
Views: 277,094
Posted By Chinghis

Fantastic! I had no idea Cliff John Ratzenberger...

Fantastic! I had no idea Cliff John Ratzenberger was in that. Will have to look for him.

Edit: Mind BLOWN! He was also in The Empire Strikes Back: Rebel Force Major Derlin! Holy cow.



Hah,...
08-10-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,642
Posted By Chinghis

I test-rode a Marin Muirwoods RC the other day....

I test-rode a Marin Muirwoods RC the other day. As I'm poring over the frame, I noticed the sticker - "Made in Indonesia." Never saw that before. It was a nice frame, some nice little details.
Forum: Foo
08-10-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,254
Posted By Chinghis

Ah, yes, the song the guy wrote literally to get...

Ah, yes, the song the guy wrote literally to get in the girl's pants. She worked at a record store or something, and he wrote this song with her name. Next thing you know, she hears it on the radio....
08-10-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 612
Posted By Chinghis

Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for posting.

Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Commuting
08-07-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 12,556
Posted By Chinghis

OK, July was a good month. Getting into the...

OK, July was a good month. Getting into the groove of riding three times a week. Now looking for a new bike.

Bizman (PA) ___________________________________________ 6390 (6980 total YTD)...
08-07-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By Chinghis

The old new-bike buying dilemma. My turn!

Hey, folks. I follow all of the threads asking about what kind of bike to get. And I realize that none of you can tell me which bike is right for me, but I figure you can listen to me think out loud...
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By Chinghis

Ack, re-reading this, I just realized that it was...

Ack, re-reading this, I just realized that it was a Rockhopper, not a Hard Rock. It's also not in my list of bikes, for shame.

But, yeah, I love my Specialized. Wish they still made a nice steel...
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By Chinghis

Dang, I'm still looking for my Hard Rock that was...

Dang, I'm still looking for my Hard Rock that was stolen in 1993, my first mountain bike. Lemme know if a gray one with a dimple on the right seat stay comes up. :)

For someone who doesn't sell or...
08-04-20, 02:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,282
Posted By Chinghis

Haha, I was thinking the opposite! I'm looking...

Haha, I was thinking the opposite! I'm looking for a steel commuter/graveller/tourer with a flat bar. Literally just stumbled on LKLM bikes tonight. Kind of interesting. They look bulletproof.


I...
08-01-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By Chinghis

I'm gonna bump this, because I'm in the market...

I'm gonna bump this, because I'm in the market for a bike and have similar questions about how much bikes like this can do on gravel and dirt.

Or are you out bikepacking right now?!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 16,918
Posted By Chinghis

Good point. So long as they're coming up...

Good point.

So long as they're coming up behind you.
07-24-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By Chinghis

Isn't that a Deore DX or XT rear derailleur? ...

Isn't that a Deore DX or XT rear derailleur?

And yes, your transliteration skills served you well. The down tube does indeed read "Ron Kupr". I had never heard of Ron Cooper frames, so I looked...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 16,918
Posted By Chinghis

I think I've figured it out! It's because people...

I think I've figured it out! It's because people who wear Rapha stuff are obviously noobs who just bought their stuff and started riding. Heck, Rapha riders' bikes are never more than a year or two...
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