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Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

Ice cream truck just went by, only around 90...

Ice cream truck just went by, only around 90 today. It feels nice and it's supposed to cool off even more by the weekend.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

I like it, too, but it is different. A friend was...

I like it, too, but it is different. A friend was put off by it saying something like it wasn't respectful of the original, which I don't think is a concern.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

Is there someone in your area who can cut and...

Is there someone in your area who can cut and thread them? Unless, of course, you can buy the right length.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

I vote for 1983 (A merman I should turn to be)

I vote for 1983 (A merman I should turn to be)
10-19-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 894
Posted By big john

No doubt running is great aerobic conditioning...

No doubt running is great aerobic conditioning and you can get a lot in a short time. Also, safer and cheaper if you can keep it up for years. A lot of people come over to cycling when running...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

The only thing wrong with Little Wing is that...

The only thing wrong with Little Wing is that it's too short. For that reason I also love SRV's version.
The guitar in The Wind Cries Mary is sublime. Beautiful and unlike anything of the time.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

eg "The Wind Cries Mary"?

eg "The Wind Cries Mary"?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

Should be good! I enjoyed the Raiders beating the...

Should be good! I enjoyed the Raiders beating the Chiefs last week. I kept waiting for Mahomes to come roaring back, like he usually does.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

No music ever blew my mind like Hendrix did when...

No music ever blew my mind like Hendrix did when I was 14. We knew it was special, we just didn't know how special.
10-19-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 894
Posted By big john

Lots of variables in cycling. I did a century...

Lots of variables in cycling. I did a century with 12,000 feet of climbing in the first 75 miles. @210 pounds that was pretty tough. I've done a number of 10,000 foot centuries including one that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

Sounds about right. I think Electric Ladyland was...

Sounds about right. I think Electric Ladyland was about $5. I rode my 3-speed to Whitey's Records to get it. There's a Jack in the Box there now.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k6v2OoWfag

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k6v2OoWfag
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EoM7qn2Cyk&featur...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EoM7qn2Cyk&feature=emb_logo
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

No, obviously I cracked rims around the spoke...

No, obviously I cracked rims around the spoke hole like you pictured.
Spokes are not $25 each, they're less than $1. Nipples around 60 or 70 cents. My LBS has a spoke machine which cuts and threads...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

The game is a dud.

The game is a dud.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

What's your size?...

What's your size? https://www.target.com/p/ritchey-wcs-break-away-frameset-700c-steel-black-tan-x-large-fork-included/-/A-79148756

Just looked at Ritchey site, that's the regular price. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

Rams' defense looks weak. Offense sucks too.

Rams' defense looks weak.

Offense sucks too.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

Soak it up with kitty litter or absorbent and...

Soak it up with kitty litter or absorbent and scrub with Tide and a stiff broom.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

I've broken at least 10 rims like that. I've...

I've broken at least 10 rims like that. I've never re-used spokes or nipples on any wheel I've cracked when rebuilding. Those look pretty corroded.
I guess if you can get them unscrewed and you're...
10-17-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 794
Posted By big john

Sorry to hear you went down. I fell off my mtb 2...

Sorry to hear you went down. I fell off my mtb 2 weeks ago, first fall in years. I felt stupid and even a little guilty. Hope you feel better fast.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 999
Posted By big john

I know. I was trying to get a feel for what the...

I know. I was trying to get a feel for what the op is after.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 999
Posted By big john

Only you can decide how much to spend to save X...

Only you can decide how much to spend to save X amount of weight. Get a bike you like riding, are comfortable on, and does what you want it to do. If you want to spend two grand on a set of wheels...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 999
Posted By big john

Nobody said frame weight is not important, we...

Nobody said frame weight is not important, we were only saying the frame is only part of the total weight.
Usually people say the best weight-loss bang for your buck is wheels because wheels are...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

I don't.

I don't.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 999
Posted By big john

Typically ti frames are around 3 pounds.

Typically ti frames are around 3 pounds.
10-16-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,762
Posted By big john

barf

barf
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

I first heard Time Has Come Today from a small...

I first heard Time Has Come Today from a small radio in the middle of the night back in the late 60s. It blew me away and I didn't know who it was or if I would ever hear it again. Our only source...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

Supposed to drop into the mid 90s here tomorrow.

Supposed to drop into the mid 90s here tomorrow.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

How about one more Winwood? ...

How about one more Winwood?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8878chOvfI
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

I use a pair of headphones when I listen to the...

I use a pair of headphones when I listen to the lap top. Allows me to reach the threshold of pain on some songs.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

Funny, I had forgotten about that song until it...

Funny, I had forgotten about that song until it popped up on the list when I was looking for the old Dave Mason stuff yesterday.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

How about Andy Bey doing a Nick Drake song? ...

How about Andy Bey doing a Nick Drake song?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SlN_hP3kYc&feature=emb_logo
10-15-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,762
Posted By big john

A friend was in a band which had a minor hit in...

A friend was in a band which had a minor hit in the 60s. They did ok and he always worked as a musician. Then in the 90s (I think) a cat litter company wanted to use their song in a commercial. He...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSfAYnI3MBc&list=P...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSfAYnI3MBc&list=PLchVlYnu3Lomd-F_jbQfCCaaRW2D9O9kK

Dave from 1970 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSfAYnI3MBc&list=PLchVlYnu3Lomd-F_jbQfCCaaRW2D9O9kK)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

Yes, Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, and Blind...

Yes, Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, and Blind Faith, 3 Winwood bands that were part of my experience. Also had the Dave Mason marble colored album, (Dave was a member of Traffic)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoSn2Y-b6wI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoSn2Y-b6wI
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

Shanghai Noodle Factory.

Shanghai Noodle Factory.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

He's looking to see if anyone is home. ...

He's looking to see if anyone is home.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1168x1560/peacock_2_d46c96d5ebc04f1126affcf588904ea48e41ad00.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1168x1560/peacock_8c1813cc37cbca3f6bfedd5f4d7deb3e554d4c43.jpg
The peacock was here yesterday. Glad to see him looking well.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

Do you feed him? Maybe he just likes to visit.

Do you feed him? Maybe he just likes to visit.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

What's the one you have now?

What's the one you have now?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

Yesterday I got a notice of a post quote. When I...

Yesterday I got a notice of a post quote. When I went to the page to view it, it said "post deleted". It gave me FOMO.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,759
Posted By big john

That he requires the buyer to provide insurance...

That he requires the buyer to provide insurance killed it for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,759
Posted By big john

"I mean I haven't met a signal person that hasn't...

"I mean I haven't met a signal person that hasn't went crazy over it!!"
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

Mrs. John actually saw a woman in the store...

Mrs. John actually saw a woman in the store wearing a crocheted mask. We've all seen the ones who cut a hole in the mask so they can smoke cigarettes.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/510x640/mask_5e2563e52e8d74ae15c3f0c578d142ee573e7965.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

How to pace long climbs: Get down to 2 pounds per...

How to pace long climbs: Get down to 2 pounds per inch of height.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

The Tacx cages were plastic coated steel, except...

The Tacx cages were plastic coated steel, except for the loop at the bottom, which was the weak link.. I have stainless cages on the Seven. They don't mark the bottles much. Some guys use those...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

Speaking of cages, I used to use the old Tacx...

Speaking of cages, I used to use the old Tacx cages that had a plastic loop at the bottom to support the bottle. If you hit a bump hard enough a full bottle will break through the loop. Happened at...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 26,767
Posted By big john

I have an old water bottle that got so thin my...

I have an old water bottle that got so thin my finger went through the side of it.
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