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Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-20, 11:10 AM
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Posted By big john

Pretty sure that's a roadie.

Pretty sure that's a roadie.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

Jumping cactus, a.k.a. Cholla. Had a few...

Jumping cactus, a.k.a. Cholla. Had a few encounters with that in my motorcycle days. A big clump sticks to you, you grab it to pull it out, then it's stuck in your hand.
Before I wore knee/shin...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

Foxboro Patriots doesn't have the same...

Foxboro Patriots doesn't have the same recognition as NE Charlotte.Panthers same problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

I had a freehub body split lengthwise while...

I had a freehub body split lengthwise while climbing a steep grade. I was in the lowest gear and it was as if the chain broke. I don't know how I got unclipped in time but I didn't fall. The road was...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

That happened to a friend of mine when he was...

That happened to a friend of mine when he was sprinting after another rider and he did not crash. I thought his chain broke then I saw something fall out of the wheel.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

The list of road bike parts I have broken is...

The list of road bike parts I have broken is staggering.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

Because nobody ever broke a derailleur on a road...

Because nobody ever broke a derailleur on a road bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

Wow! Did you hit something or shift into the...

Wow! Did you hit something or shift into the spokes?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

A friend told me I sweat so much they have to mop...

A friend told me I sweat so much they have to mop the street after I ride by so the other cyclists don't slip in it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 411
Posted By big john

If you want an adapter to use a braze on type...

If you want an adapter to use a braze on type derailleur on a frame that doesn't have a braze on tab you just need to know the diameter of the seat tube, doesn't matter what brand of bike it is....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

I've always worked outside and have had an easier...

I've always worked outside and have had an easier time with changes in the weather than others I have ridden with, both cycling and motorcycling, especially in the heat.
When it gets cold I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

I read someplace that exercising in the cold...

I read someplace that exercising in the cold creates brown fat cells as part of acclimation.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

That's what I meant, similar work in cold...

That's what I meant, similar work in cold compared to warm weather. I know we have to use calories to stay warm, I just wondered if it's significant enough to matter in the grand scheme of things.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

Do you think we burn a lot more calories when...

Do you think we burn a lot more calories when it's cold?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

Think I'll go out and rake up some pine needles....

Think I'll go out and rake up some pine needles. I have lots of pine needles.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

I have no idea on heating oil but it doesn't...

I have no idea on heating oil but it doesn't sound like a good thing. I had propane in the mountains and it wasn't any trouble, we just changed the jets on the dryer and the service tops the tank...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

No, but people thought I was weird for riding a...

No, but people thought I was weird for riding a bicycle.
I did cut and split some of my firewood and had 4 wheel drive cars for the first time and put studded tires on them in winter. I shoveled...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

When I lived in the mountains we had to get our...

When I lived in the mountains we had to get our mail at the post office.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

I lived on the unincorporated hills for 16 years...

I lived on the unincorporated hills for 16 years before we had to move here. We had county sheriff instead of p.d., usually no patrols. Private trash, no sewer system, county water and SCE for power,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

Gerrymandering?

Gerrymandering?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

Be careful out there.

Be careful out there.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

Is that today?

Is that today?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

52 degrees? You can do better than that. We might...

52 degrees? You can do better than that. We might even get that here at some point.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

What is this "winter" you all keep talking...

What is this "winter" you all keep talking about?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

Funny, as a dusty old fart I have been worrying...

Funny, as a dusty old fart I have been worrying about not having enough time to go fast anymore. Not that I was especially fast anyway
I did go for a 50 mile ride today with a friend and we took it...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

Sounds like 4th of July here with all the...

Sounds like 4th of July here with all the fireworks. I hope they don't have a riot downtown like they did after the Lakers won.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

I read a story a few years ago about 3 guys who...

I read a story a few years ago about 3 guys who built their own rail bikes and traveled on closed sections of rail in the Southwest. It looked like a fun trip and they made the bikes able to ride on...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 411
Posted By big john

Bling factor and name.

Bling factor and name.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

Good luck, hoping for the best outcome.

Good luck, hoping for the best outcome.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

It's lighter than the Open Pro wheels on my...

It's lighter than the Open Pro wheels on my Gunnar.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

Lube it!

Lube it!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

If a 50 year roadie is going to try mountain...

If a 50 year roadie is going to try mountain bikes that rider should start on some beginner friendly rides with some understanding riders who are willing to teach. It takes time for young people to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

Good luck Stephen.

Good luck Stephen.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

My ex had a Hyundai which we put a lot of miles...

My ex had a Hyundai which we put a lot of miles on. After using the cheapest tires I could find for years I bought an expensive set of Michelins for it and it made a huge difference in the way it...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By big john

A friend gave me a pair of Laurent Jalabert...

A friend gave me a pair of Laurent Jalabert signature Delta pedals new in the box. I don't know what year they stopped making them but the latch part at the back of the pedal wears out from all the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By big john

I use pedal extenders (Knee Savers) so I need...

I use pedal extenders (Knee Savers) so I need wrench flats, too. I've been using Look Delta pedals for years on the road and Shimano SPD pedals (the mid range ones) on the mtb.
I'm about to wear out...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

I'm using Maxxis 27.5x 2.8 tires on my plus bike....

I'm using Maxxis 27.5x 2.8 tires on my plus bike. I ride it on pavement or dirt/pavement a lot and the rear tire no longer has knobs. I have seen them for $85 but haven't ordered one yet.
If I want...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

I rode off-road motorcycles nearly every weekend...

I rode off-road motorcycles nearly every weekend for 10 years. I've ridden mountain bikes since the early 90s. I never had a friend or riding companion injured enough to be hospitalized or killed. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

It says Tesch geometry so it would be custom but...

It says Tesch geometry so it would be custom but I don't know how much of Tesch's geometry they used. The one I have is a different model but he built his frames in the "crit bike" style with short...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

Crazy SNF game. It seems the Cardinals are for...

Crazy SNF game. It seems the Cardinals are for real.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

It says top tube is 56. I could ride that but 56...

It says top tube is 56. I could ride that but 56 might be a bit short, idk.
The blue is about the same as my Tesch.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

[QUOTE=abshipp;21756675]That's the thing that I...

[QUOTE=abshipp;21756675]That's the thing that I can't quite put a finger on. I probably work a bit harder on the Schwinn, but I think that might be because the Trek doesn't feel like it rewards me...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

Yeah, I googled it. Maybe just have the public...

Yeah, I googled it. Maybe just have the public suggest names, not make it a binding deal.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

LOL methamphatagreen

LOL methamphatagreen
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

No.

No.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

They had plenty of time to come up with something...

They had plenty of time to come up with something and did have a few possibilities. They could have had a poll of the fans, that could have worked.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

2-4-1, sounds like a first place record, right?

2-4-1, sounds like a first place record, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 44,246
Posted By big john

Easy flat ride didn't hurt the hip yesterday so I...

Easy flat ride didn't hurt the hip yesterday so I did it again today. I encountered a friend who was riding a Roubaix he just picked up for his wife after hers was run over. They were riding and he...
10-20-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15,520
Views: 892,728
Posted By big john

It will be 3 weeks this Friday since I fell off...

It will be 3 weeks this Friday since I fell off my mtb. I've been trying to ride a little, went out Saturday and did a few thousand feet of climbing with some people which made the hip pain worse...
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