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08-08-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 24
Posted By Bigbus

Not being there with a wrench to tinker on it all...

Not being there with a wrench to tinker on it all I can say is that doesn't look right. The pads shouldn't be that high up and off the edge of the rotor. Something isn't right. It will probably still...
08-07-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 130
Posted By Bigbus

I don't remember the brand that comes on a...

I don't remember the brand that comes on a Motobecane fat tire bike, but I do know that it would take some extreme wear on the pads to even notice a slight difference in the lever travel. If you've...
08-07-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By Bigbus

The way you hung it on the vent I thought it...

The way you hung it on the vent I thought it might be a scented ass. :eek:
08-06-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By Bigbus

This isn't the forum for what I would really like...

This isn't the forum for what I would really like to say. Nice Ass though.
08-06-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,504
Posted By Bigbus

I finally got my gloves. US Customs held them for...

I finally got my gloves. US Customs held them for almost 7 weeks but they're here. They are awesome! Good grip, soft rubber knuckle protection, and only $4.95/free shipping. I'm not trying to sell...
08-04-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By Bigbus

I too would stick with what you have for right...

I too would stick with what you have for right now until you put a few miles on it and see how you like it. If the fork is an issue at that point, you can always look to upgrade, but you might find...
08-03-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 551
Posted By Bigbus

I agree with the pads and the hydration pack, not...

I agree with the pads and the hydration pack, not the clothing so much. Maybe a rad style set of rotors in phosphorescent orange or green? Something to make the kid's bike stand out.
08-01-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Bigbus

Put it on there and carefully try shifting on the...

Put it on there and carefully try shifting on the stand before you test ride it. Like Mr Brant Jr stated, if the chain is too short you run the risk of pulling the rear dr into the cogs, which is...
08-01-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 551
Posted By Bigbus

I guess I don't understand what you're trying to...

I guess I don't understand what you're trying to say about "feel the same at the lever". I have cable disk brakes and simply adjust them so they feel the same front and rear. Align the pads and set...
Forum: Introductions
08-01-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By Bigbus

I gave up jogging a long time ago in favor of...

I gave up jogging a long time ago in favor of riding because even though they call swimming the low impact exercise, nothing beats riding a bike for low impact exercise. You can push yourself as hard...
07-30-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,836
Posted By Bigbus

Just going through and getting rid of some old...

Just going through and getting rid of some old threads and WOW! Bike ain't too bad either....
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-30-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By Bigbus

It's the one called Bicycle Mechanics. Lots of...

It's the one called Bicycle Mechanics. Lots of knowledgeable bike mechanics and DIYers keep an eye on that sub forum just to help less experienced bike owners that have questions about their bikes....
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By Bigbus

Welcome. Are you intentionally in the folding...

Welcome. Are you intentionally in the folding bike sub-forum? Maybe you want to start with introductions and then post your comment in the bike mechanic sub-forum? Just a thought.:beer:
07-27-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,829
Posted By Bigbus

Thumbs down He's obviously watching the same media I am...

He's obviously watching the same media I am because that's what they want you to believe. Hardly ever will they tell you about the thousands that have had it and moved on or are asymptomatic.
07-27-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,829
Posted By Bigbus

I'm 70 years old and most of my stuff is...

I'm 70 years old and most of my stuff is likewise=OLD. Trust me, nobody wants my stuff.;)
07-27-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,829
Posted By Bigbus

Big event on the Oregon coast this last week and...

Big event on the Oregon coast this last week and nobody is wearing masks. (yep, me included) :P We are destined for one thing and one thing only from the day we are born- learn to accept it and live...
07-26-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By Bigbus

Different tire mfg's are different actual dim's...

Different tire mfg's are different actual dim's also. My 2.5" Deliums are narrower than the 2.35" Bontrager which are more like balloons. Still, on that particular bike you shouldn't have any...
07-24-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By Bigbus

I wouldn't hesitate to put up to a 2.5" tire on...

I wouldn't hesitate to put up to a 2.5" tire on that rim. You won't have any problems. If you want larger than that you'll need to get some measurements first. Welcome to the bike world, :beer:
07-22-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 616
Posted By Bigbus

I test rode an old Schwinn 10 spd 27" today at a...

I test rode an old Schwinn 10 spd 27" today at a thriftstore/ They were asking $30.US and it rode, shifted, air in the tires and surprisingly, no rust. All original paint but the badge was missing up...
07-21-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 616
Posted By Bigbus

Me personally, I would pick a bike with wheels...

Me personally, I would pick a bike with wheels and pedals and at that price point be happy that they roll. Good luck with whatever you buy. Any day on a bike is almost certain to be a good day....
07-21-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 767
Posted By Bigbus

I've been wearing my pilot frames for almost 50...

I've been wearing my pilot frames for almost 50 years. They never go out of style and ask me if I even care. :notamused:
Forum: Introductions
07-21-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By Bigbus

Welcome fellow gopher! Heck, I even know where...

Welcome fellow gopher! Heck, I even know where Rochester is. You betcha, I do! :thumb:
Forum: Introductions
07-18-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By Bigbus

Welcome! :beer:

Welcome! :beer:
07-17-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Bigbus

J, I can't tell you what works for you, but after...

J, I can't tell you what works for you, but after a quick look at both, they're a couple of fine looking bikes. Either make my old Giant look antiquated and heavy, but then I prefer mountain biking...
07-17-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Bigbus

I'm assuming when you say you have found 2...

I'm assuming when you say you have found 2 options that both options are of a size to accommodate a person of your tall stature. Nothing worse than a bike that doesn't fit. Good luck,
07-17-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 363,835
Posted By Bigbus

I use lead fishing weights on the ends of cables...

I use lead fishing weights on the ends of cables to prevent fraying.
07-16-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 825
Posted By Bigbus

I'd like that in my lounge for watching TV....

I'd like that in my lounge for watching TV. Awesome!
07-15-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,098
Posted By Bigbus

A lot of people here in the states have no clue...

A lot of people here in the states have no clue what your riding conditions are unless they've been stationed or have spent time somewhere OS. Just based on your inflections and descriptions, I think...
07-13-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,098
Posted By Bigbus

Brings back memories...:) :beer:

Brings back memories...:) :beer:
07-13-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,098
Posted By Bigbus

Those old tire rubbing generators create a lot of...

Those old tire rubbing generators create a lot of resistance even without a load on them. I actually prefer the playing card (vintage sports cards work in a pinch) and clothespins. The more cards=the...
07-13-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 825
Posted By Bigbus

I'd prefer you stay on topic. ADS :rolleyes:

I'd prefer you stay on topic. ADS :rolleyes:
07-12-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 825
Posted By Bigbus

How did we go from recumbent to tandem?

How did we go from recumbent to tandem?
07-11-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 825
Posted By Bigbus

That just looks so wrong!

That just looks so wrong!
07-10-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 825
Posted By Bigbus

NO! I can see someone gravel biking on a...

NO! I can see someone gravel biking on a recumbent, but definitely not trails that are normal for a mountain biker. I envision all kinds of bad in that scenario. Sorry, no, I have not ridden a...
07-09-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,202
Posted By Bigbus

Sorry, I didn't even realize that was a troll. I...

Sorry, I didn't even realize that was a troll. I put him up there because it's how I envisioned you on the side of the road banging your wheel against a rock and thought it was hilarious. My bad....
07-09-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,829
Posted By Bigbus

I'm taking my own advice now since you can't...

I'm taking my own advice now since you can't believe everything the news publishes. It's been working really well for me. :wtf:
07-09-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,202
Posted By Bigbus

:troll:

:troll:
07-08-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 561
Posted By Bigbus

I have one just like it on my mountain bike. The...

I have one just like it on my mountain bike. The salty air here is causing the aluminum to corrode, but it still works and yes, I had to engineer it to get it on the bike, (full suspension) but it...
07-08-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,202
Posted By Bigbus

My internet is really slow today. Keeps kicking...

My internet is really slow today. Keeps kicking me off. Anyway, I tackled my tacoed wheel and got it reasonably ironed out, but the cogs looked wobbly when I got it all back together. Something in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-07-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 799
Posted By Bigbus

Or you understand the way of business and know...

Or you understand the way of business and know how to make it work for you.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 799
Posted By Bigbus

Craigslist and local community bulletin boards...

Craigslist and local community bulletin boards would be a good start.
07-05-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 770
Posted By Bigbus

I bought several sets off the bay. Only paid...

I bought several sets off the bay. Only paid $5.US from China for the first set. They worked for working out but I couldn't hear them when I rode my bike due to wind noise. Then I bought some for...
07-04-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By Bigbus

Pedal choice is like saddle choice, personal...

Pedal choice is like saddle choice, personal preference goes a long way. What style of pedal are you considering? I personally prefer platforms. I just put on a new set of Rockbros 4.10 platform...
07-03-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By Bigbus

Reading through the post it sounds to me like you...

Reading through the post it sounds to me like you have a chain link binding. I would check each link with my fingers and make certain there aren't any tight links that won't pivot easily between your...
07-02-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By Bigbus

And this sums up why I will never build a wheel...

And this sums up why I will never build a wheel LOL Thank you.
07-01-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By Bigbus

This is a (real) wheel question, not meaning to...

This is a (real) wheel question, not meaning to hijack the thread, but how do you determine what spoke length you'll need when all you have is a hub and a rim? I will never build a wheel, but I'm one...
07-01-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,202
Posted By Bigbus

I got up this morning all set to tackle my bent...

I got up this morning all set to tackle my bent rim and then remembered the old rim I took off last year and thought, "why not just swap the cogs?" A long story short, free wheels and free hubs are...
07-01-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,202
Posted By Bigbus

I got my first Pringle yesterday doing something...

I got my first Pringle yesterday doing something stupid and found this post very relevant. Thank you,
06-29-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By Bigbus

https://www.bikeradar.com/advice/buyers-guides/the...

https://www.bikeradar.com/advice/buyers-guides/the-complete-guide-to-bottom-bracket-standards/

Just a little help with your research.
06-28-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By Bigbus

I would go with a square taper and sealed...

I would go with a square taper and sealed cartridge only because that's what I have on all my current bikes (after upgrading some old loose bearing BBs) and I have all the necessary tools for doing...
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