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12-13-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,424
Posted By Bigbus

Heck, you shouldn't even need a helmet!

Heck, you shouldn't even need a helmet!
12-11-19, 12:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,697
Posted By Bigbus

Nice!

Nice!
12-09-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 654
Posted By Bigbus

Buy the new bike now so you can lovingly work on...

Buy the new bike now so you can lovingly work on your old bike at your leisure while you ride and complain about the new bike.
12-07-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By Bigbus

You're just a young'en! Keep pushing.

You're just a young'en! Keep pushing.
12-06-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,697
Posted By Bigbus

I never realized that chain whips came in...

I never realized that chain whips came in specific chain sizes. I made my own from used chain off my bike so it fits what I ride,...
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By Bigbus

There aren't any coops near me, but there is a...

There aren't any coops near me, but there is a nonprofit store that told me they don't deal with used bike parts. I bluntly told the manager that the only reason I shop the store is looking for used...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By Bigbus

I use a Canon backpack that has a nice padded and...

I use a Canon backpack that has a nice padded and sealed laptop compartment. I don't trust my laptop in the panniers. I use a genuine military issue pack for trail riding/packing. It carries...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,465
Posted By Bigbus

I went into a LBS a while back thinking I might...

I went into a LBS a while back thinking I might buy a part I needed and get it sooner rather than wait for it in the mail. The price bowled me over, which I expected, but not the attitude of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 7,084
Posted By Bigbus

Diddo! And the main reason I wear my helmet every...

Diddo! And the main reason I wear my helmet every time I ride is because it has the mirror mounted on it. Not for head protection. It's too late for that...
11-30-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 341,286
Posted By Bigbus

whipped up this tool in about 5 minutes with...

whipped up this tool in about 5 minutes with nothing more than my chain breaker, a piece of steel, and a drill. Old bike chains are everywhere....
11-29-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,190
Posted By Bigbus

Diddo!

Diddo!
11-29-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By Bigbus

Nothing fancy here. I wear wool socks because...

Nothing fancy here. I wear wool socks because they wick the water away and still keep feet warm. Just me.
11-29-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,459
Posted By Bigbus

A cousin of mine just offered me an old 27" rim...

A cousin of mine just offered me an old 27" rim with some rusty spokes and a 13T/26T cassette on it with really good looking teeth. I'm going to have to put some work in the hub (clean and grease)...
11-28-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 230
Posted By Bigbus

Hope everyone has someone to share good food and...

Hope everyone has someone to share good food and thoughts with today and everyday! Oh, and lest we forget there's football on today :thumb:
11-28-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 926
Posted By Bigbus

I'm just guessing but it might have something to...

I'm just guessing but it might have something to do with tread pattern more than composition.
Forum: Introductions
11-28-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 532
Posted By Bigbus

You're an inspiration! Welcome to the forums....

You're an inspiration! Welcome to the forums. :backpedal:
11-26-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,459
Posted By Bigbus

I won't be able to get back to this until after...

I won't be able to get back to this until after the holidays. I put it all under a tarp and hopefully it's still all there when I get back. Right now, it looks like the one on the right as I didn't...
11-25-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,459
Posted By Bigbus

Here's the culprit. 14/16/18/21/24/28. It's all...

Here's the culprit. 14/16/18/21/24/28. It's all held on the freehub with a threaded lock ring. The smallest gear (14T) has a built in spacer that snugs against the lock ring. Thanks to Bill's...
11-25-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,459
Posted By Bigbus

I'll accept the fact that it's a rider problem,...

I'll accept the fact that it's a rider problem, but one that can be made simpler or solved with the right equipment and for me that is going to be taller gearing. I get a breathing rhythm going with...
11-25-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,459
Posted By Bigbus

I made a quick stop out on the road the other day...

I made a quick stop out on the road the other day and never even thought about down shifting to get started again and I was on the 52-14 gears. Flat ground and a slight push off and I was rolling...
11-25-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,459
Posted By Bigbus

Thanks for that link Bill, it really cleared up...

Thanks for that link Bill, it really cleared up my issue. I'm posting the pics in the next box for everyone to see, but it appears to me it's a hyperglide from the late 80's.
11-24-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,459
Posted By Bigbus

The Front setup is 52/36T and the rear cassette...

The Front setup is 52/36T and the rear cassette (free hub) all the gears fall apart when you remove it. Does that help? From the research I've done on the bike it seems that most of them came with a...
11-24-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,459
Posted By Bigbus

That's really kind of you, but before I mess with...

That's really kind of you, but before I mess with the front rings I'm going to dig out a 13T I took off an old Ross RB a while back. It should fit the hub and it'll let me know if I'm on the right...
11-24-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,459
Posted By Bigbus

With regard to learning to pedal faster in a...

With regard to learning to pedal faster in a lower gear--You can't teach an old dog new tricks! I'm pushing 70years and can still do 240 situps, bench press 160X9 and ride 10+ miles/day. I burn out...
11-24-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,459
Posted By Bigbus

Some really good information in this thread and...

Some really good information in this thread and even though that 52T chainring looks huge. to me, I;m thinking now that it might be easier to find a larger one rather than mess with the rear gearing....
11-24-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,459
Posted By Bigbus

Right now I'm finding that I'm always in high...

Right now I'm finding that I'm always in high gear and it doesn't feel high enough. I keep looking to shift up and then glancing down to see I'm already in the highest gear on the bike. I guess I'm...
11-24-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,459
Posted By Bigbus

Right now I'm finding that I'm always in high...

Right now I'm finding that I'm always in high gear and it doesn't feel high enough. I keep looking to shift up and then glancing down to see I'm already in the highest gear on the bike. I guess I'm...
11-23-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,459
Posted By Bigbus

The need for speed (taller gears)

Okay, I'm finding the current gearing on my old Giant RB is just not tall enough. The larger chain ring is 52T and a 14T on a 6spd cassette. I really would like to step the 14T up to at least a 12T...
11-23-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By Bigbus

When I hear ALLOY in reference to bikes, I think...

When I hear ALLOY in reference to bikes, I think Aluminum, but that's just my interpretation.
11-18-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,113
Posted By Bigbus

I guess a size 9 isn't going to win me any medals...

I guess a size 9 isn't going to win me any medals huh?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By Bigbus

Thank you for all the great replies. I'm old...

Thank you for all the great replies. I'm old school MTBer and have been for many many years, but this road bike thing is all new to me since the donated bike (Giant Quasar from the late 80's) and I'm...
11-16-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,113
Posted By Bigbus

I had a Dr tell me one time that he could care...

I had a Dr tell me one time that he could care less where my resting heart rate was, the important factor was how long it took to get back to it after doing something strenuous. That is the number in...
11-14-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,686
Posted By Bigbus

I would just like to add, getting hurt at our age...

I would just like to add, getting hurt at our age isn't a macho thing anymore like it was when we were in our 20's and indestructible. :50:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By Bigbus

Tire Pressures

I'm curious what other road riders with 1 1/4" tires are running for pressures on 27" rims. Tube type, Mine are rated at 90PSI and I've been experimenting all over the place. Thanks in advance for...
11-12-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 963
Posted By Bigbus

Yep, you hit the nail on the head. In my case, I...

Yep, you hit the nail on the head. In my case, I still got to train with the Army Rangers before moving into the ASA right before the NSA gobbled us up. Jumping out of planes was the easy part, being...
11-11-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 963
Posted By Bigbus

bad eyes kept me out of the cockpit, but not out...

bad eyes kept me out of the cockpit, but not out of the plane....
11-07-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 638
Posted By Bigbus

I made the mistake of using that thick red sticky...

I made the mistake of using that thick red sticky chevron stuff on my chain and sprockets one time. It really does repell water and attract dirt, but it also messed with my shifting because it's so...
11-06-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By Bigbus

I have used tires in a storage bin too because...

I have used tires in a storage bin too because sometimes I just can't wait until the tire is worn out for an excuse to tinker on my bikes. I have some new Warden's for my MTB that have been driving...
11-06-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 638
Posted By Bigbus

I did that once. When I spun the quick release...

I did that once. When I spun the quick release skewer to make it easier to disengage the wheel and everything else from the frame and chain I accidentally spun the bearing adjustment nut along with...
11-03-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By Bigbus

I'd start with trying that and if it works look...

I'd start with trying that and if it works look at getting a new one for your bike. I had a bike with the same limitations and ended up swapping out seats and posts before coming up with a good fit....
11-01-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,417
Posted By Bigbus

A FREE Giant Quasar 27" in sorry shape. $50.00...

A FREE Giant Quasar 27" in sorry shape. $50.00 dollars later I'm averaging 10 miles/day and loving it.
10-30-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 687
Posted By Bigbus

Unless you're packing those "spares" with you,...

Unless you're packing those "spares" with you, it's probably just as simple to buy new when you wear through what you have now. :50:
10-29-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By Bigbus

:foo:

:foo:
10-22-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,653
Posted By Bigbus

I bought what were supposed to be a topline set...

I bought what were supposed to be a topline set of pedals and they turned out to be worse than the ones I already had in my bin of salvaged parts. Now they're in the bin.
10-22-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 687
Posted By Bigbus

I've never heard of repairing of de-laminated...

I've never heard of repairing of de-laminated tire, How old is it?
10-21-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By Bigbus

Glad you conquered it and hopefully didn't smash...

Glad you conquered it and hopefully didn't smash any fingers.
10-21-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 870
Posted By Bigbus

I picked up a complete kit (brake and shifter...

I picked up a complete kit (brake and shifter cables) at the local hardware store (Bell) for under 6 bucks. Since they're regular replacement items anyway, why go hog wild?
10-21-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,004
Posted By Bigbus

What's normal for some isn't normal for all. I...

What's normal for some isn't normal for all. I know people that have a BP of 90/50 consistently and are healthy as a horse while I've been fighting hypertension for 20 plus years. Geez, maybe that's...
10-20-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By Bigbus

The tool for removing the blade on an old old...

The tool for removing the blade on an old old (like Bill old) saw that I once had worked great on those, especially if you held it together with one hand and slammed it with a hammer in your other...
10-18-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By Bigbus

It appears that you've already thrown everything...

It appears that you've already thrown everything at it but the kitchen sink. My first guess is a sticky chain link. That'll cause precisely what you're experiencing if all else is in alignment. But...
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