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Forum: Foo
06-13-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,575
Posted By Rootman

I wish I could find somewhere around here that...

I wish I could find somewhere around here that sold poutine, I love it.
05-24-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,533
Posted By Rootman

I got a Giant Explore E+3 because it was very...

I got a Giant Explore E+3 because it was very close to my normal bikes geometry, that is a normal hybrid bike. I use the assist on long rides mainly for ascents, and being in the Ozark's there are a...
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,195
Posted By Rootman

I could see that they could be an asset on a...

I could see that they could be an asset on a road, but NOT on a MUP or bike trail. You would think that this fact would be obvious.

A few years back I was following a ****** who had one of these...
05-24-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,192
Posted By Rootman

I've got a class 1 that looks pretty much like a...

I've got a class 1 that looks pretty much like a standard hybrid ebike, not quite mountain, not quite road. I got it because I absolutely suck at hills. I work 50-60 hours a week and just can't...
05-24-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,985
Posted By Rootman

I do every ride. First of all my thinning hair...

I do every ride. First of all my thinning hair needs some cover or my head gets hot and burned, a helmet provides a ventilated cover for most of my pate.

Second, I've take a couple of tumbles a...
05-10-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,947
Posted By Rootman

You are missing some information. Are you...

You are missing some information.

Are you indicating the initial login to the PC itself or logging in to a site like Bike Forums?
What OS?
What is the exact error message?
04-30-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,258
Posted By Rootman

Dogs are the best people, I talk to them any time...

Dogs are the best people, I talk to them any time I can, ride or not.
04-30-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,094
Posted By Rootman

Unfortunately, there's a ring of truth to that in...

Unfortunately, there's a ring of truth to that in some states, homeless encampments have crowded the MUPs in some areas so badly that users no longer feel comfortable or safe using them.
04-10-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,290
Posted By Rootman

As long as it's in the back then it's cool. the...

As long as it's in the back then it's cool. the Razorback Greenway in NW Arkansas runs through a crappy part of town in Springdale, the literally stole 8 feet of a row of houses' front lawn. This...
02-08-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,214
Posted By Rootman

Look for motorcycle winter gloves, best that they...

Look for motorcycle winter gloves, best that they have curved fingers. They will generally be bulky and awkward but you need to protect your digits from frostbite. You need insulation and wind...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-18, 08:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,123
Posted By Rootman

I too second the Cool-Stop. To the OPs point,...

I too second the Cool-Stop. To the OPs point, they are essentially the same thing but the direction of leverage is different, the Tyre Key should work just about as well.

I've got tubeless ready...
Forum: Foo
12-12-18, 12:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 998
Posted By Rootman

4:40, I shave, shower, dress and get out the door...

4:40, I shave, shower, dress and get out the door and get to work between 5:15 and 5:30.

I try to sleep in on weekends and rarely make it past 7am.
12-06-18, 07:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,441
Posted By Rootman

Arkansas Razorback Greenway, every inch of it is...

Arkansas Razorback Greenway, every inch of it is meant to have travelers on the right, walkers, runners, bikes. Keep right, pass on the left. Signs all over the place.

I was headed south and...
12-06-18, 07:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,579
Posted By Rootman

Been there. Old gas station with no gauge on the...

Been there. Old gas station with no gauge on the hose, you simply pumped it until it was the right firmness. I guess the bell was busted, instead of ding-ding-ding like it used to it simply went...
11-28-18, 05:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,053
Posted By Rootman

How much sight a legally blind person has varies...

How much sight a legally blind person has varies wildly, some are nearly blind for all intents and purposes, others can see somewhat out to 10 to 20 feet. Now riding a road bike in traffic? Naw,...
11-26-18, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,177
Posted By Rootman

I've got 700 x 45's on mine, top pressure is 75...

I've got 700 x 45's on mine, top pressure is 75 PSI with a low of 35. I found anything about 50 was too harsh. As long as you put in enough to keep the tires full while riding for your weight then...
11-21-18, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 818
Posted By Rootman

Generally yes, if the subject pertains to the E...

Generally yes, if the subject pertains to the E part of ebike. If someone posts something in another sub about his ebike because he wants recommendations on a saddle, or pedals or something, then...
11-21-18, 08:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,842
Posted By Rootman

Yeah, sometimes I get several instances of this...

Yeah, sometimes I get several instances of this type behavior a ride, maybe not as bad but still I can see they are irritated. I have a habit of shouting early and loudly. I've had more than one...
11-21-18, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,336
Posted By Rootman

Those crazy Canuks! Jeez, the last thing...

Those crazy Canuks!

Jeez, the last thing that I would think of to toss at someone would be feces, especially my own.
11-21-18, 08:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,053
Posted By Rootman

I came back to this thread late, hope I am not...

I came back to this thread late, hope I am not rehashing anything.

Being LEGALLY blind and TOTALLY blind are 2 different things. Someone who is legally blind is considered such so that they have...
11-20-18, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 482
Posted By Rootman

WD40 works great too! After all, it's advertised...

WD40 works great too! After all, it's advertised "If it sticks or Squeaks!".

My dumba** brother in law actually sprayed his car calipers with it to clean them. It only took standing on the brake...
11-15-18, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,657
Posted By Rootman

Break a tap in an aluminum frame? I guess it's...

Break a tap in an aluminum frame? I guess it's possible, I've never broken a good tap in aluminum. I suppose if you were clumsy you could snap it off by pressing it sideways. A bolt could do it...
Forum: Foo
11-15-18, 07:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 484
Posted By Rootman

This is the stuff right here. Only change I make...

This is the stuff right here. Only change I make is if the intersection is wide and has a protected turn arrow I generally hang back behind the white line. If it only has a turn on green I generally...
11-15-18, 07:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,657
Posted By Rootman

I'd get the right sized tap and use it very...

I'd get the right sized tap and use it very slowly and carefully to straighten out the threads as best you can. If it holds a screw then use it, otherwise put a few slivers of course steel wool in...
11-14-18, 11:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,146
Posted By Rootman

Only thing I can add is that I carry some heavy 9...

Only thing I can add is that I carry some heavy 9 mil nitrile gloves and a rag. Also a few individual packs of wipes to clean off any grease that does make it past the gloves.
11-02-18, 01:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,575
Posted By Rootman

So, you decided to quite hanging onions from your...

So, you decided to quite hanging onions from your belt and yelling at clouds then? Good on you!
11-02-18, 11:22 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,575
Posted By Rootman

Wow dude, you need to stop take a pill or...

Wow dude, you need to stop take a pill or something, you have completely devolved into nonsense now. Keep doing what you are doing, and I'll keep doing what I am doing. I hope you you have success...
11-02-18, 10:40 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,575
Posted By Rootman

Well good on you, you won an argument on the...

Well good on you, you won an argument on the internet, your momma must be so proud. They DO have these magic devices called phones and computers that you can report stuff like this ya know? No...
11-02-18, 10:13 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,575
Posted By Rootman

Well good for you. Have a cookie on me and a pat...

Well good for you. Have a cookie on me and a pat on the head. I too mention to people about things on the MUP, I had a brief chat with a couple last week after nearly colliding with them, they...
11-02-18, 09:47 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,575
Posted By Rootman

I don't, I only advise ****ers who think posting...

I don't, I only advise ****ers who think posting on a forum and whining about issues like lights being too bright from thinking it will solve anything instead of actually doing something about it in...
11-02-18, 08:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,575
Posted By Rootman

Yep, I will, blinking headlight and all.

Yep, I will, blinking headlight and all.
11-02-18, 08:18 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,575
Posted By Rootman

And posting on a bike forum is actually going to...

And posting on a bike forum is actually going to do anything? People are always going to complain, people are always going to have too bright a lights, or blink them too fast, or ride too fast or...
11-02-18, 07:31 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,575
Posted By Rootman

Just depends on how sensitive your eyes are or...

Just depends on how sensitive your eyes are or mind set is. I've had riders scream at me abut being blinded coming from the opposite way even though it was on low and slow blink, not sure what lumens...
11-02-18, 05:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,575
Posted By Rootman

Sorry, I use mine every ride. I have to take...

Sorry, I use mine every ride. I have to take streets for the first and last 2 miles of my rides on the MUP. And at least on the Razorback Greenway in NW Arkansas there are plenty of street...
11-01-18, 09:09 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,223
Posted By Rootman

People are gonna be people, I think a bell ought...

People are gonna be people, I think a bell ought to be enough, evidently with the amount of people I pass who are oblivious to it I guess it's not. People also get confused by 'ON YOUR LEFT', so I...
11-01-18, 07:55 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,223
Posted By Rootman

We've all been there and done that. I've had...

We've all been there and done that. I've had people I've called out to "ON YOUR LEFT" and they immediately jump into my way to their left. Some pedestrians will even seem to make eye contact with...
11-01-18, 07:30 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,943
Posted By Rootman

Well, stick an onion in your belt and yell at...

Well, stick an onion in your belt and yell at some clouds!

I really don't care. My current bike is black with day glow green highlights, which I don't really care for, but not enough to change...
11-01-18, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,032
Posted By Rootman

Which way did you go? East to West or West to...

Which way did you go? East to West or West to East?

I've also heard that it tougher than an asphalt trail because it's crushed limestone. Was it significantly tougher? I know it's all virtually...
10-30-18, 01:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,132
Posted By Rootman

"Go faster! At this rate I you won't get me my...

"Go faster! At this rate I you won't get me my doughnut in time. Your're only going 15 miles an hour".
10-30-18, 12:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,556
Posted By Rootman

Everything but the kitchen sink. I like longer...

Everything but the kitchen sink. I like longer rides and my wife is not much of a navigator. So in the event that I break down I might have to hoof it for a long way if I can't fix it on the spot.
...
10-30-18, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,200
Posted By Rootman

I looked at this bike, and was told by several...

I looked at this bike, and was told by several sources that the lights cannot be shut off. I think the information you read was spurious. I also read about them having walk mode, that is able to...
10-30-18, 06:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,525
Posted By Rootman

It happens, what I hate is dogs barking at me...

It happens, what I hate is dogs barking at me when they pass. A few weeks ago someone passed, too close, it was at a slow speed and she was passing in an intersection too I may add. Would have been...
10-29-18, 11:11 AM
Replies: 24,536
Views: 2,301,704
Posted By Rootman

Did pretty good this past weekend. The weather...

Did pretty good this past weekend. The weather finally cooperated. Sorry, I'm just not a foul / cold weather rider. Did 32 miles Saturday and 60 miles Sunday. I have to travel for business the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 06:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 712
Posted By Rootman

Oh, how I hate these things. I have a Sweet Gum...

Oh, how I hate these things. I have a Sweet Gum tree in my front yard, beautiful tree. When I bought the house the trunk was about 6" thick, now it's like 30" and for the last 6 years been putting...
10-26-18, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 483
Posted By Rootman

I guess I'm just lazy old man. I simple replace...

I guess I'm just lazy old man. I simple replace the tube. The first thing I do when buying a bike with a different tube size is buy 4-6 quality tubes and store them at home keeping one in my trunk...
Forum: Foo
10-25-18, 12:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,393
Posted By Rootman

Am I missing something? Isn't 5 X 5= 25?

Am I missing something? Isn't 5 X 5= 25?
10-24-18, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,108
Posted By Rootman

Next time I am on it I will post a pic. Because...

Next time I am on it I will post a pic. Because of a rash of accidents they rerouted a small portion of the NW Arkansas Razorback Greenway and put in a new fancy bridge on New Hope Road in Rogers...
10-23-18, 11:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,212
Posted By Rootman

I recently got an ebike, I mounted the old tried...

I recently got an ebike, I mounted the old tried and true aluminum bottle cage to it but was having trouble pulling the bottle. The cage was mounted on the seat post a little higher than normal due...
10-23-18, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 210,937
Posted By Rootman

[/left]I decided to peruse this thread all the...

[/left]I decided to peruse this thread all the way back and was surprised to see this. I got the same box, mine was from Harbor Freight, I put mine on the rear rack. How did you attach it? I...
Forum: Foo
10-22-18, 05:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 267
Posted By Rootman

The already mentioned contact cleaner is a good...

The already mentioned contact cleaner is a good place to start.

If it IS running Windows 10, I would make sure that Faststart is turned OFF. This hybrid mode caches a lot of the system OS in an...
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