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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-19-16, 04:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,068
Posted By SkunkWerX

PB Blaster is a penetrating product that has...

PB Blaster is a penetrating product that has worked well for me for numerous applications.
Spray on, and don't be afraid to walk away, overnight even.

Also, some heat may help. like a hairdryer...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-16, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,384
Posted By SkunkWerX

Very cool! The green one (pictured above) is a...

Very cool! The green one (pictured above) is a work of art.
Perfect color for the UnDead bike. :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-20-16, 05:37 AM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 299,606
Posted By SkunkWerX

Thanks for the explanation. It sounds...

Thanks for the explanation. It sounds interesting. I`ll need to find a place that sells them to see how they ride.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-19-16, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 299,606
Posted By SkunkWerX

TDS, It's probably in another thread, but, what...

TDS, It's probably in another thread, but, what mod did you do?

Also, I am curious about the pedalflows.... do you pedal more like a bike? or pedal up for a speed then coast like a scooter?
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-16-16, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,157
Posted By SkunkWerX

Agreed, I gave the Visc a hard look earlier this...

Agreed, I gave the Visc a hard look earlier this year, myself.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-16-16, 06:20 AM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 299,606
Posted By SkunkWerX

I really enjoy seeing the Older Folders still out...

I really enjoy seeing the Older Folders still out there, in great shape, being enjoyed. Nice!
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-16-16, 06:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,607
Posted By SkunkWerX

I took a ride yesterday and the MAX was 34.7 mph,...

I took a ride yesterday and the MAX was 34.7 mph, on a downhill, peddling robustly as I approached the associated uphill section.
That was with 56/11t gearing, 2.00 Big Apple tires, on asphalt...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-16-16, 05:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,157
Posted By SkunkWerX

Not to derail the OPs choice, but, I have been...

Not to derail the OPs choice, but, I have been taking a hard look at the Xootr Swift, while it is on sale.
It can easily be converted from 8 speed to 16 with the addition of another chain ring and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-15-16, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,157
Posted By SkunkWerX

^^I agree with this ^^ The OP says he moves...

^^I agree with this ^^

The OP says he moves around a lot, travels with his bike. Sounds to me like a good case for more gears, given, he could end up in places like SF or Colorado and find the...
09-13-16, 05:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,345
Posted By SkunkWerX

Something I have done in the past, when planning...

Something I have done in the past, when planning a longer endurance ride, is to do segments of that longer ride, as I am working up to it.
This allows me to experience each segment, make...
09-13-16, 04:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,695
Posted By SkunkWerX

If they are a "crew" with bolt cutters they will...

If they are a "crew" with bolt cutters they will be caught. This wasn't their first, most likely.
Sometimes the police seem like they are doing nothing, but, sometimes they are watching the...
09-13-16, 01:10 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,695
Posted By SkunkWerX

I have read about this "national bike to work"...

I have read about this "national bike to work" scheme in the UK, only enough to understand it is a gov't sponsored program.

I wonder if there is now a corresponding uptick in bike thefts created...
09-13-16, 12:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,663
Posted By SkunkWerX

Bike thieves know what is valuable. What can be...

Bike thieves know what is valuable. What can be parted out and/or what can be unloaded quickly for some bucks.
They are the ones who wouldn't risk an arrest for a basic model that isn't going to...
09-13-16, 06:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,663
Posted By SkunkWerX

To add to that, also, I always ask myself, "Is...

To add to that, also, I always ask myself, "Is this a sketchy area?" Nice bike + Sketchy area = greater chance of theft versus an Average bike + Nicer area.

It's all about lessening the odds.
09-12-16, 06:52 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,230
Posted By SkunkWerX

I'm a Low Ender, I just enjoy saving a viable old...

I'm a Low Ender, I just enjoy saving a viable old bike from the scrap heap and, if lucky, restoring it back to being ridable so it can be enjoyed (if not by me, by someone). Without the 'enjoyment...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-16, 02:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,618
Posted By SkunkWerX

That is exactly what I do on my longer rides. It...

That is exactly what I do on my longer rides. It works for me.

I also try to ration energy up front, during the first 1/3rd of the ride, no matter how well/strong I am feeling.

YMMV
09-09-16, 06:37 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,181
Posted By SkunkWerX

I don't think SC WIS is a troll. I think he "is"...

I don't think SC WIS is a troll. I think he "is" a 15 year old, I have had two 15 year olds but they grew up.

SC WIS, one thing life teaches us the older we get are things like the world does...
09-09-16, 06:04 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,619
Posted By SkunkWerX

I carry a lightweight rain jacket, just in case,...

I carry a lightweight rain jacket, just in case, for pop up showers, only broke it out once. Around here we can have every summer afternoon predicted for "chance of PM showers". But since it's...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-08-16, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,198
Posted By SkunkWerX

Wow. Very interesting! Check out the design...

Wow. Very interesting!

Check out the design work in the chainring, each "spoke" in the chainring/crankset is different.
09-08-16, 05:38 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,415
Posted By SkunkWerX

Once again, "injury" or no injury. My...

Once again, "injury" or no injury.

My daughter has had 3 concussions in her life (ice skater), I KNOW way too much about brain injuries to even start that discussion.

This OP has said, to all...
09-08-16, 05:31 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,415
Posted By SkunkWerX

Injuries give us time to think and reflect. ...

Injuries give us time to think and reflect.
The choice of whether to start riding again, or not, is not available, it has been made for us.

Thankfully, in the case of this OP, there was no...
09-08-16, 05:15 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,415
Posted By SkunkWerX

YOU were injured. The OP was not. He was...

YOU were injured. The OP was not. He was mentally shaken, yes. There is a BIG difference.

I have had various crashes on dirt bikes, ATVs, Mtn Bikes, and on the road.
I have experience...
09-07-16, 04:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,444
Posted By SkunkWerX

:thumb: I like that Blue Frame! :thumb:

:thumb: I like that Blue Frame! :thumb:
09-07-16, 02:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,875
Posted By SkunkWerX

HA! :roflmao2:

HA! :roflmao2:
09-07-16, 02:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,553
Posted By SkunkWerX

As a person who owns a Sawzall, angle grinders,...

As a person who owns a Sawzall, angle grinders, cut off tools (air and electric), a torch, a plasma cutter, and various other items....I wouldn't reach for a pair of diagonal cutters.

Then...
09-07-16, 02:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,415
Posted By SkunkWerX

Now THAT could make someone skittish about...

Now THAT could make someone skittish about returning to riding!!

Hindsight is 20/20, but i think if the car pulled out in front of me, and I ended up on his hood, I would have done a RiverDance...
09-07-16, 02:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,147
Posted By SkunkWerX

The invisible hands of capitalism will take care...

The invisible hands of capitalism will take care of whether it is a good marketing job or not.
if it sells bikes they did good, if not, they will yank it down.

If I am abiding by and riding...
09-07-16, 02:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,553
Posted By SkunkWerX

The local Fire Dept idea is pure genius. They'll...

The local Fire Dept idea is pure genius. They'll probably enjoy it too!

For those who don't have a lot of tools, or don't have proper tool using skills, find a neighbor or relative. There is...
09-07-16, 02:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,875
Posted By SkunkWerX

An aluminum bike would need a corresponding...

An aluminum bike would need a corresponding affixed ferrous piece to attract the magnet, or vise versa. Just commenting.
A powerful electro-magnet would rock! Hit the switch bike gets sucked up...
09-07-16, 01:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,415
Posted By SkunkWerX

Exactly! In a former life I was an...

Exactly!

In a former life I was an instructor for a large corporation and also did a few accident investigations.
A vast majority of people get caught up in "who was at fault?"
That was a very...
09-07-16, 01:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,415
Posted By SkunkWerX

To the OP: You walked away shaken by the...

To the OP: You walked away shaken by the experience, but unharmed. THAT is a good thing!
Your bike wasn't totaled, and most importantly you weren't injured. HooRay!!

Get back on your bike and...
09-03-16, 04:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,236
Posted By SkunkWerX

Thankyou Bike Arkansas. I set goals for...

Thankyou Bike Arkansas.

I set goals for myself. The age thing is just a number.
09-02-16, 03:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,236
Posted By SkunkWerX

Thanks Mitch, exactly, it's not a competition. I...

Thanks Mitch, exactly, it's not a competition. I just try to stay fit, improve, and.... when I can, do a little better.
My friend said exactly that about my 80th birthday...obviously, there will...
09-02-16, 03:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,236
Posted By SkunkWerX

Too each his own. It is something I worked...

Too each his own.

It is something I worked up to. My regular daily rides are in the neighborhood of 30 miles.
Yesterday i was really strapped for time so I went out and did a quick 20 miler,...
08-25-16, 06:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,236
Posted By SkunkWerX

On Tuesday I did 56.7 miles. I need to keep...

On Tuesday I did 56.7 miles. I need to keep working to get into the 60s.
I took more breaks than I did on the 55 mile ride, and somehow, it didn't do me any favors.
I think i felt more tired,...
08-25-16, 05:58 AM
Replies: 25,716
Views: 2,591,068
Posted By SkunkWerX

Late posting, on Tuesday, with gorgeous weather,...

Late posting, on Tuesday, with gorgeous weather, mid 80s and low humidity (finally) went out for 56.7 miles.
Yesterday was a "rest day".
08-25-16, 05:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,101
Posted By SkunkWerX

Same here. Great job Sculptor7!

Same here. Great job Sculptor7!
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-16, 05:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,547
Posted By SkunkWerX

Cool video of the Claud Butler, never heard of...

Cool video of the Claud Butler, never heard of that one before! :thumb:
08-25-16, 05:22 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,252
Posted By SkunkWerX

Machka, I am not disagreeing with you, but I...

Machka, I am not disagreeing with you, but I think that is changing. In the olden days, the man was the bread winner, woman stayed home, the man went out and played golf on Saturdays...or whatever. ...
08-25-16, 05:10 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,252
Posted By SkunkWerX

I am on the complete opposite end of DC from you,...

I am on the complete opposite end of DC from you, northern Silver Spring area. I usually use Rock Creek and Capital Crescent trails, go as far south as the monuments and tidal basin. Then it's...
08-24-16, 05:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,419
Posted By SkunkWerX

Understood now. Thanks everyone. Now it's "gut...

Understood now. Thanks everyone. Now it's "gut check" time as to whether I do another rusty build up.
08-23-16, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,419
Posted By SkunkWerX

Cool, thanks Kota! Squid.....Got a reply,...

Cool, thanks Kota!

Squid.....Got a reply, both are 26'ers!
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-16, 06:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 19,851
Posted By SkunkWerX

Rolling while folded seems to be a requirement at...

Rolling while folded seems to be a requirement at extreme ends of the spectrum for some folks. Discussed a lot, from what I have seen. For multi-modal commuting it is very important versus carrying...
08-23-16, 05:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,944
Posted By SkunkWerX

Riding the same course, for fitness, was how I...

Riding the same course, for fitness, was how I could track my improvements.
Not only with stats, but even how it felt going up a specific hill or riding a specific section.

Some of my shorter...
08-23-16, 05:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,419
Posted By SkunkWerX

This is a factory stock frame? It came like this...

This is a factory stock frame? It came like this from Chicago?
I thought he showing me a before and after picture?
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff182/KOTA777/001-251.jpg
08-22-16, 05:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,419
Posted By SkunkWerX

RollFast, very cool, thx for that. Kota,...

RollFast, very cool, thx for that.

Kota, nice stretch conversion!
08-22-16, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,419
Posted By SkunkWerX

Yes, i would check all the "deal breakers" and...

Yes, i would check all the "deal breakers" and even doing so, you always run the risk of finding something after-the-fact.

As far as Junior model, i guess I would only know in person. maybe flat...
08-22-16, 08:23 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,252
Posted By SkunkWerX

Hardrock, it's good to hear your perspective in...

Hardrock, it's good to hear your perspective in the DC area. Over here on the MD side I see a good deal of women riding bikes, too. I would imagine the suburbs on both side of the river are about...
08-22-16, 05:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 48,766
Posted By SkunkWerX

When I was growing up all we had was friction...

When I was growing up all we had was friction shifting on our 10 speeds, that is, if we had gears at all.
Some had 3 speed HGs, and they were easy, click, click.

As kids we tended to slam the...
08-21-16, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,419
Posted By SkunkWerX

An old rusty Schwinn to build up?

I know this will catch Squid's eye.

I found this old rusty 1950s Schwinn on CL. *IF* i could get it for pennies.....
is it even worth fooling with?
1950s rusty Schwinn and JC Higgins Bicycle...
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