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10-11-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 646
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: 43
Views: 2,185
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: 316
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: 2,871
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: 8,167
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: 459
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: 459
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: 159
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: 461
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: 1,074
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: 3,204
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: 786
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: 280
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: 5,277
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: 10,880
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: 681
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: 1,126
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: 11,487
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: 14,716
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: 595
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: 6,605
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: 1,691
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: 4,778
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: 489
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: 6,575
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: 11,532
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: 3,175
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: 1,804
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: 7,041
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: 920
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...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,027
Posted By FlMTNdude

During the summer it is off and on. Florida...

During the summer it is off and on. Florida weather brings heavy rain July-August from 3 until sunset, at least 4 days out of 7. Winter only gets down to upper 20s, with not as much rain, so most...
08-12-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,826
Posted By FlMTNdude

If you spin it in reverse, will it work like a...

If you spin it in reverse, will it work like a time machine to send one back in time? Also, do they offer a multi coloured version?
08-09-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 30
Bpm
Views: 1,145
Posted By FlMTNdude

54 yo, 52 resting

54 yo, 52 resting
08-07-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,602
Posted By FlMTNdude

Definitely! I have found if I donít get out and...

Definitely! I have found if I donít get out and do it in the morning, it wonít always get done. Work or family will get in the way. Plus cooler and dryer (avoid riding in the rain) in the morning as...
08-06-19, 04:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 999
Posted By FlMTNdude

If it wonít turn no picking will do the job. My...

If it wonít turn no picking will do the job. My guess is the cylinder has some corrosion and the pins are hanging up. Try drilling out the core. Alternatively a grinder with a cutoff wheel will...
08-02-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,365
Posted By FlMTNdude

Ex Navy. One of the enjoyable things from chow....

Ex Navy. One of the enjoyable things from chow. Still love it, with a craft beer.
07-29-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,248
Posted By FlMTNdude

Probably the same reason we donít go to other...

Probably the same reason we donít go to other kinds of races. Why watch a tiny part of the whole? I have been to the Indy 500. Fun but could barely make out car numbers as they drove past.
As to...
07-19-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 901
Posted By FlMTNdude

Unfortunately the genius is not my own. All my...

Unfortunately the genius is not my own. All my shoes, including my wide width running shoes get this lacing. I am hoping this pair of shoes stretch out a little, I find them still tight, but this...
07-19-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 901
Posted By FlMTNdude

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/image_0c1ae334251f513440f7be1364889879b27be6cb.jpg
Maybe not cycling shoes, but I have wider feet and like a wide toe box, kind of...
07-19-19, 04:46 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 11,744
Posted By FlMTNdude

Been pushing 100 since early May, but summer...

Been pushing 100 since early May, but summer never ends in Florida unfortunately. Adjust speed based on duration of the ride, and always hydrate. And remind myself I will have two nice weeks of...
07-16-19, 04:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,127
Posted By FlMTNdude

Thanks, used to live in New Mexico (dang I miss...

Thanks, used to live in New Mexico (dang I miss it!). With the humidity in Florida what works in more normal places doesnít work here.
07-15-19, 04:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,056
Posted By FlMTNdude

Using downtube shifters is no more difficult than...

Using downtube shifters is no more difficult than grabbing your water bottle. I have to say, brifters are awful nice, but for simplicity, cost of setup and durability downtubes cannot be beat and...
07-13-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,004
Posted By FlMTNdude

I have replaced the original bb on my bikes with...

I have replaced the original bb on my bikes with a UN55. No regrets. Still have the originals in case I want to put them back on or as a temp if the cartridge type fails. Can definitely spend more...
07-12-19, 05:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,253
Posted By FlMTNdude

I like it! I donít understand why you donít see...

I like it! I donít understand why you donít see more chain guards in the US. But then here, bikes are not looked at for the most part as practical and to be used, but as recreation.
07-11-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,660
Posted By FlMTNdude

For those who shop WalMart, I donít see them...

For those who shop WalMart, I donít see them buying a bike of this caliber.
07-09-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,081
Posted By FlMTNdude

Pagosa Springs, I used to live not that far from...

Pagosa Springs, I used to live not that far from that area. Stop into Durango which is about 30 minutes towards New Mexico. Some good riding, running, food and beer (Ska Brewing)!
07-09-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,127
Posted By FlMTNdude

I have difficulty imagining riding with sleeves,...

I have difficulty imagining riding with sleeves, I need airflow. Tried it running quite a number of times, was sweat soaked faster than ever. Not sure how effective sunscreen would be. All I need to...
07-08-19, 05:04 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,212
Posted By FlMTNdude

I have no issues with minimum charge of an hour....

I have no issues with minimum charge of an hour. The time to drop your other work, speak to you, do the work, collect money and then get back in the rhythm you lose is worth paying for. Donít forget...
07-05-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By FlMTNdude

Are you using QR or nuts? Add the dimension of...

Are you using QR or nuts? Add the dimension of the grooves, and then allocate for nuts if used.
07-05-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By FlMTNdude

Axle spacing front is 100 mm. Rear is either 126...

Axle spacing front is 100 mm. Rear is either 126 or 130 mm.
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