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07-21-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By gnappi

Just heat a pin with a match and poke an...

Just heat a pin with a match and poke an unexposed spot. The hot pin will glide through plastic "naugabeast" but not leather.
07-17-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By gnappi

At 67 going on 68 (too soon) I find my mtn bike...

At 67 going on 68 (too soon) I find my mtn bike very comfortable to ride, much more than my road bikes.

That Jamis Hudson Sport looks pretty good to me except I don't like the idea of a single...
07-13-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,524
Posted By gnappi

25 years ago or more I rode 15-17 miles every...

25 years ago or more I rode 15-17 miles every night for over a year, then one night I had a car stop at a stop sign in front of me, put the bright lights on gun it, come across my lane and TRY to hit...
07-12-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 728
Posted By gnappi

I have pretty much the same one... same comments...

I have pretty much the same one... same comments :-). It's used as a tackle box and I just leave it attached for all my rides with short bungee cords.

ebay # 153444499663

It's serviceable and...
07-12-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By gnappi

As you ride more, ride time vs. pounds lost is...

As you ride more, ride time vs. pounds lost is inversely proportional given diet it not sabotaged with poor choices.

Good going it will happen for you.
07-12-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,062
Posted By gnappi

Calorie calculators

Biking calorie calculators take as input, age / sex? Yup, weight? 4 sure, distance, time OK. Result = ~ calories burned.

Nice.

Pretty clearly (IMO) a svelte 18 pound road bike is going to take...
07-11-19, 12:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,955
Posted By gnappi

Reminds me of a doctor's visit many years ago... ...

Reminds me of a doctor's visit many years ago...

When looking at my blood work (specifically my cholesterol) he said I need to eat less meat, and exercise more. I said suppose I rode a bike 15-17...
07-11-19, 12:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,157
Posted By gnappi

I don't know if the 7 will work like my 3 but on...

I don't know if the 7 will work like my 3 but on long rides (or for a days fishing) I attach a dual 18650 "battery bank" to the USB connector and I can run over 9 hours. It first depletes the battery...
07-11-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By gnappi

I bought a hokey accessory bar that clamps to the...

I bought a hokey accessory bar that clamps to the handlebar, but, despite juggling with its spacers to try to get it to stay put it was always moving going over bumps. The solution was to mount it...
07-09-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By gnappi

Yup they probably beat up fat kids in elementary...

Yup they probably beat up fat kids in elementary school and they carry it on here. Beat up girl friends next?

I'll take holier sooner than that attitude.
07-09-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By gnappi

Nothing like degrading a poster to make oneself...

Nothing like degrading a poster to make oneself feel superior eh?

Jeez.
07-09-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,003
Posted By gnappi

I also don't have a problem with the idea of...

I also don't have a problem with the idea of scooting. I remember the terror I felt at something like 5 when my dad ran next to me pushing and shouting "PEDAL" and letting me go, only to crash into a...
07-09-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,559
Posted By gnappi

I am Soooo happy my standards are low requiring...

I am Soooo happy my standards are low requiring only a used ($150) MIA Cannondale mtn bike. :-)
07-07-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,774
Posted By gnappi

Not in a pant pocket for sure, I keep my main...

Not in a pant pocket for sure, I keep my main phone zipped in a frame bag daytime when I can see my cycle computer, at night my main phone is in a very secure handlebar mounted RAM mount running a...
07-04-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,433
Posted By gnappi

I'll not correct you, but give anecdotal support...

I'll not correct you, but give anecdotal support for where I live and ride the sidewalks.

A L-O-T of riders ride on sidewalks at all hours of the day and night here in So. Flo. I meet a half...
07-04-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,351
Posted By gnappi

Riding with newbie

My GF who was born in Sicily when bikes were FAR scarcer then donkeys has never ridden a bike. She wants to learn (we're in mid 60's) I'm wondering if a tandem bike will give her a sense of balance...
07-04-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,659
Posted By gnappi

I bought one of these as I too like stuff out...

I bought one of these as I too like stuff out front.

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07-04-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,169
Posted By gnappi

Road bike vs. road bike, probably not so much as...

Road bike vs. road bike, probably not so much as Wilfred said.

Comparing different bike types? Well, I can say that my aluminum mtn bike at some 20 lbs takes substantially more effort on flat...
07-04-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,825
Posted By gnappi

"Supposed to be hairy?" What about Asian and some...

"Supposed to be hairy?" What about Asian and some North Atlantic countries where men are generally hairless? Compulsory / forced hair transplants? :-)
07-04-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,338
Posted By gnappi

My goal is 500+/- miles per month, and I'm...

My goal is 500+/- miles per month, and I'm currently at 420+/- (~14 miles per day) and am inching toward 20 daily which I did 17 for the first time last night.
07-03-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,983
Posted By gnappi

I can see closed door meetings... "Look...

I can see closed door meetings...

"Look those bicyclists stopped riding the bus and subway and we lost their revenue now they want FREE bike lanes? How the heck do we tax that?"

"Take what you...
07-03-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 945
Posted By gnappi

I've been targeted (literally) by a motorist and...

I've been targeted (literally) by a motorist and came within a few inches of being run over. This SOB was at a stop sign facing me (I was in the opposite lane) He put on his bright lights, then...
07-03-19, 02:59 PM
07-03-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,433
Posted By gnappi

Down here drunks, dreamers, phone gabbers,...

Down here drunks, dreamers, phone gabbers, texters, and oldsters (I'm retired) take out a pretty good number of riders yearly down here, so I ride the sidewalk. My right to stay alive preempts my...
07-02-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,441
Posted By gnappi

No breaks. I empty myself before going on a 12-14...

No breaks. I empty myself before going on a 12-14 mile ride, and sip water if I catch a traffic light.
07-02-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 76,314
Posted By gnappi

I'm not in it for the race / group ride or speed...

I'm not in it for the race / group ride or speed and my daily route takes me 12-15 miles per day. I try to average 12mph on my mtn bike which does double duty as a mobile fishing transport.
06-30-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By gnappi

I get that nothing is perfect, I just want to...

I get that nothing is perfect, I just want to slow a thief down, or make them work hard at it :-)

The longest I'd leave it is to run into a supermarket for a few things. I was trying to avoid it...
06-30-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By gnappi

Bike locks and alarms

I used the search here, but without being able to search thread titles the results are less than wonderful. For immediate use I got a Bell cable lock, but I know they're less than wonderful.

I...
06-30-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,923
Posted By gnappi

In some countries in Asia it used to be customary...

In some countries in Asia it used to be customary to consider your date of conception your birthday. Of course many don't like to be 9 months older so it's not used much any more so moving your BD...
06-29-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,577
Posted By gnappi

Absolutely +1 on all points. I've had "apps" go...

Absolutely +1 on all points. I've had "apps" go incompatible with a new phone with a newer O/S. Due to that I now limit apps to something very generic that can be replaced easily like a metronome,...
06-29-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,265
Posted By gnappi

Years ago a motorcycle officer ticked me for...

Years ago a motorcycle officer ticked me for going FOUR miles an hour over the limit while riding my crotch rocket motorcycle. I took the day off and went to court. When the judge asked if there was...
06-29-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,739
Posted By gnappi

I've NEVER had a bike get knocked over with a...

I've NEVER had a bike get knocked over with a kickstand but from leaning? Many times. Even a stiff breeze will do it. Not me, but as usual YMMV.
06-29-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,156
Posted By gnappi

Low rolling resistance tires

I'm looking at fast low rolling resistance tires for hard surfaces (packed dirt, shell rock, blacktop and concrete) and think the Continental Race King will work. The price is good, but I wonder if...
06-29-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,052
Posted By gnappi

A while back in a boating/fishing forum I was...

A while back in a boating/fishing forum I was turned onto the RAM universal mounting system. Since then I use them in my boat, car, and bicycle for everything from my Gopro (hat, bike, boat and car...
06-28-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,912
Posted By gnappi

Congrats on getting back in the saddle, I'm 67...

Congrats on getting back in the saddle, I'm 67 and my Mtn bike has taken over my bike duties for the same purpose as you. Like you, I had been off the bike for several years.

The roads here (So....
06-28-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,144
Posted By gnappi

Riding on pitch black blacktop in sparsely lit...

Riding on pitch black blacktop in sparsely lit suburban streets with a number of vermin, pot holes and debris... brighter light is better.

The problem with LED lights is the brightness "claims"...
06-28-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,160
Posted By gnappi

And I read that they're FASTER than any other...

And I read that they're FASTER than any other color :-)
06-28-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,739
Posted By gnappi

I have a kickstand on my MTN bike, and none on my...

I have a kickstand on my MTN bike, and none on my road bikes. I L-O-V-E having a kickstand on it and if I ever get back on the road bikes I'll put a kickstand on them too. I can take a poop that...
Forum: Foo
06-28-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,010
Posted By gnappi

I went so far as to grow nearly a dozen coffee...

I went so far as to grow nearly a dozen coffee trees. I found that one tree will supply about a month of coffee. After discovering that processing it was very labor intensive and little "volunteer"...
06-28-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,996
Posted By gnappi

It's a good thing I wasn't drinking hot coffee...

It's a good thing I wasn't drinking hot coffee when I read that, I'd have spat it all over the place.
06-28-19, 05:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,326
Posted By gnappi

Funny, most in the U.S. start riding very young...

Funny, most in the U.S. start riding very young but my GF was born in Sicily and back then there was no opportunity to learn because access to a bike was zero. Her little town was still using beasts...
06-26-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By gnappi

I do NOT actually re-use the bottles, I chuck...

I do NOT actually re-use the bottles, I chuck those into the recycle bin after one days use. I only re-use the caps, which are sturdy, clean and disinfect easily and fit all of the diminutive bottled...
06-26-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By gnappi

Store bought water bottles

A while ago (~7 years) I used to buy slim 16 ounce water bottles in the super market that had pull tops that I just recycled when I got home but... I cannot find them anymore.

I like the idea of...
06-23-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,847
Posted By gnappi

Good thinking!!! With that setup you can even...

Good thinking!!! With that setup you can even take some catch home.

Not long ago I rigged my MB for fishing, and I ride my bike nightly and don't have much attached to it but it works really well...
06-15-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,601
Posted By gnappi

The Marines (or is it the Seals?) say pain is...

The Marines (or is it the Seals?) say pain is weakness leaving the body. The more I ride the less pain I feel so they may be right, that is unless you injure yourself.
06-15-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,226
Posted By gnappi

I'll be 68 this fall, and by no stretch an I the...

I'll be 68 this fall, and by no stretch an I the senior rider in here.
06-15-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,837
Posted By gnappi

Going against the grain, after going to a number...

Going against the grain, after going to a number of micro breweries, and sampling craft (and home brew) beer, I stopped even looking at them they all taste like they were filtered through dirty gym...
06-13-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 945
Posted By gnappi

Wow, thanks all for the suggestions! I got a...

Wow, thanks all for the suggestions! I got a puppy today, and she will help me clean up some of the yard work. It seems like she wants to chase me while I'm weeding, no problem there because I have...
06-11-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 945
Posted By gnappi

Back in the saddle

At 67 and being retired going on three years (already?) not long ago I went to my doctor for a checkup and to my horror my weight was (to me) on the way to becoming an old fat guy. OK, time to get...
05-24-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,703
Posted By gnappi

U.S.A made bikes

I have three U.S made bikes, a Schwinn 564 "Paramount" from the 80's, all stock, a Cannondale Criterium 600 stock except the wheels, and a Cannondale F300 soon to be used for backwater trail fishing....
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