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08-14-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,599
Posted By Chinghis

Easy! Note how he has it in the corner of his...

Easy! Note how he has it in the corner of his mouth? Inhale on that side, blow out the other. Gotta do what you gotta do.

Kind of a fascinating pair. They were circus performers.
08-13-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By Chinghis

Cool, tap the hive mind! I live in Los...

Cool, tap the hive mind!

I live in Los Angeles, where it's a mad scramble for any bike that becomes available, it seems. At least on Craigslist.

Actually, a friend of mine says he has a...
08-13-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By Chinghis

Hey, thanks for the suggestions and support for...

Hey, thanks for the suggestions and support for 26" wheels!

Hah, what I forgot to mention is that the bottom bracket on the StumpJumper is stuck and most likely will never come out. I took it in...
08-12-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By Chinghis

Thanks! Definitely a way to approach it. I'm...

Thanks! Definitely a way to approach it. I'm going to look into this a bit, since I have had some odd arm pain lately.
08-10-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 273,195
Posted By Chinghis

Fantastic! I had no idea Cliff John Ratzenberger...

Fantastic! I had no idea Cliff John Ratzenberger was in that. Will have to look for him.

Edit: Mind BLOWN! He was also in The Empire Strikes Back: Rebel Force Major Derlin! Holy cow.



Hah,...
08-10-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 947
Posted By Chinghis

I test-rode a Marin Muirwoods RC the other day....

I test-rode a Marin Muirwoods RC the other day. As I'm poring over the frame, I noticed the sticker - "Made in Indonesia." Never saw that before. It was a nice frame, some nice little details.
Forum: Foo
08-10-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 836
Posted By Chinghis

Ah, yes, the song the guy wrote literally to get...

Ah, yes, the song the guy wrote literally to get in the girl's pants. She worked at a record store or something, and he wrote this song with her name. Next thing you know, she hears it on the radio....
08-10-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 483
Posted By Chinghis

Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for posting.

Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Commuting
08-07-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,868
Posted By Chinghis

OK, July was a good month. Getting into the...

OK, July was a good month. Getting into the groove of riding three times a week. Now looking for a new bike.

Bizman (PA) ___________________________________________ 6390 (6980 total YTD)...
08-07-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By Chinghis

The old new-bike buying dilemma. My turn!

Hey, folks. I follow all of the threads asking about what kind of bike to get. And I realize that none of you can tell me which bike is right for me, but I figure you can listen to me think out loud...
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By Chinghis

Ack, re-reading this, I just realized that it was...

Ack, re-reading this, I just realized that it was a Rockhopper, not a Hard Rock. It's also not in my list of bikes, for shame.

But, yeah, I love my Specialized. Wish they still made a nice steel...
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By Chinghis

Dang, I'm still looking for my Hard Rock that was...

Dang, I'm still looking for my Hard Rock that was stolen in 1993, my first mountain bike. Lemme know if a gray one with a dimple on the right seat stay comes up. :)

For someone who doesn't sell or...
08-04-20, 02:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,014
Posted By Chinghis

Haha, I was thinking the opposite! I'm looking...

Haha, I was thinking the opposite! I'm looking for a steel commuter/graveller/tourer with a flat bar. Literally just stumbled on LKLM bikes tonight. Kind of interesting. They look bulletproof.


I...
08-01-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By Chinghis

I'm gonna bump this, because I'm in the market...

I'm gonna bump this, because I'm in the market for a bike and have similar questions about how much bikes like this can do on gravel and dirt.

Or are you out bikepacking right now?!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 15,441
Posted By Chinghis

Good point. So long as they're coming up...

Good point.

So long as they're coming up behind you.
07-24-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By Chinghis

Isn't that a Deore DX or XT rear derailleur? ...

Isn't that a Deore DX or XT rear derailleur?

And yes, your transliteration skills served you well. The down tube does indeed read "Ron Kupr". I had never heard of Ron Cooper frames, so I looked...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 15,441
Posted By Chinghis

I think I've figured it out! It's because people...

I think I've figured it out! It's because people who wear Rapha stuff are obviously noobs who just bought their stuff and started riding. Heck, Rapha riders' bikes are never more than a year or two...
07-13-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,176
Posted By Chinghis

I wish I could remember now if I owned a...

I wish I could remember now if I owned a Suburban, or a Collegiate. Whichever it was, that was the color. This bike calls to me, probably just for that reason. A friend of mine has some connection to...
07-13-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 273,195
Posted By Chinghis

Fantastic movie! I saw it decades ago and loved...

Fantastic movie! I saw it decades ago and loved it, but I need to look it up again and make my kids watch it.

Talk about your pre-code movies ... Have you watched "Freaks" (Tod Browning, 1932 -...
07-11-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By Chinghis

Huh, yeah, that does kind of strike a cord with...

Huh, yeah, that does kind of strike a cord with me. When I first started mountain biking, I had Shimano components, and I remember shifting under hard load going uphill, and saying to myself, “Thank...
07-11-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,618
Posted By Chinghis

Thanks for the video, a great watch. Edit: I...

Thanks for the video, a great watch. Edit: I forgot to mention the gravel-bike bar! I like that kind of dual level thing.

But yeah, I clicked on this thinking that it was about riding slower or...
07-11-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,239
Posted By Chinghis

It’s not a necro-post if the thread is less than...

It’s not a necro-post if the thread is less than six months old, right?!

Great thread, sorry I missed it the first time through. The OP could be me, except my ‘92 StumpJumper is only 2/3 as old as...
07-11-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,648
Posted By Chinghis

I will say, I like your jersey. Guess you weren’t...

I will say, I like your jersey. Guess you weren’t wearing it in the YouTube video?! Or the guy can't read. ;)

It's funny, on the GMR ride I was behind two guys, and one overlapped the other guy's...
Forum: Introductions
07-10-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By Chinghis

Welcome, and go Badgers! (I left a long time...

Welcome, and go Badgers! (I left a long time ago.)

I wondered which Germantown it would be ...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 19,336
Posted By Chinghis

Six! I come in (very) occasionally. Today...

Six! I come in (very) occasionally.

Today was kind of crappy. We've had lots of "June Gloom" (look it up!) this week, but this morning it burned off super-early, in the middle of my 45-minute...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,198
Posted By Chinghis

OK, no more x-rays of dilapidated birdhouses...

OK, no more x-rays of dilapidated birdhouses built while drunk, please!

Let's see ... Hit by a car in 1972. Very lucky, just shoulder and head abrasions. Nowadays, I suspect we'd have sued the...
07-09-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By Chinghis

Yeah, I liked the story of some guy wanting to...

Yeah, I liked the story of some guy wanting to build an aluminum bike and sending out letters to different companies. Had never heard that.
07-09-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By Chinghis

I've been riding one for 20+ years on my front...

I've been riding one for 20+ years on my front wheel. A beautiful and period-correct purple. I've never broken a spoke or even had it trued or maintained, come to think of it, and I rode it on a...
07-09-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,830
Posted By Chinghis

Thanks, this is kind of a fascinating thread....

Thanks, this is kind of a fascinating thread. I've only ever thought of Torx screws as a tech thing, didn't realize they were showing up on bikes. Also never realized their advantages.
07-07-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,648
Posted By Chinghis

Hey, thanks, I do OK. I felt good for the most...

Hey, thanks, I do OK. I felt good for the most part, but I did get a bit light-headed and cramped just a little on the second climb on the way out. Glad I turned around when I did, would have been a...
07-04-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 45,613
Posted By Chinghis

First time on the GMR/GRR! 38.5 miles, a nice...

First time on the GMR/GRR! 38.5 miles, a nice long ride for me.
07-04-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,648
Posted By Chinghis

Yes, I was there! What a blast! Very fun. I had...

Yes, I was there! What a blast! Very fun. I had no real clue where or how far I was going, so I kept asking people stuff, like, "Is this the Shack?"

One guy complimented my "hybrid," which was...
07-01-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,648
Posted By Chinghis

Cool, thanks for the info. Touristy pace sounds...

Cool, thanks for the info. Touristy pace sounds about right.
07-01-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,648
Posted By Chinghis

I'm suddenly feeling like I should give this a...

I'm suddenly feeling like I should give this a shot. I'll be the old Fred on a 20th-century mountain bike.

Thanks for the info, since I've never done this ride. The high school sounds like a good...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,868
Posted By Chinghis

June was a kind of crappy month. I burned out...

June was a kind of crappy month. I burned out halfway through the month. Just too much life-stuff getting in the way.

Bizman (PA) ___________________________________________ 5114 (5537 total YTD)...
Forum: Foo
06-18-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By Chinghis

Man, the name rang a bell, and then you had the...

Man, the name rang a bell, and then you had the Dr. Strangelove video. I did not know that was her. Fantastic, thanks.
Forum: Introductions
06-10-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 979
Posted By Chinghis

Welcome to BF and Los Angeles cycling!

Welcome to BF and Los Angeles cycling!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,058
Posted By Chinghis

That was you?!

That was you?!
Forum: Commuting
06-03-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,868
Posted By Chinghis

May was a good month. Rode 11 out of 21 days....

May was a good month. Rode 11 out of 21 days. Keeping up that pace for the rest of the year would be great ...

Bizman (PA) ___________________________________________ 2899 (3085 total YTD)...
05-27-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,030
Posted By Chinghis

Back to masks ... Although that looks like a fun...

Back to masks ... Although that looks like a fun area to ride in.

I thought I was ahead of the game and ordered what was supposed to be a bike mask back at the end of March. Delivery got pushed...
05-21-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,888
Posted By Chinghis

As one who loves his 26" wheels, I love this...

As one who loves his 26" wheels, I love this thread. I may never buy a new bike again.

Right now, I have Kenda Kwests (26x1.5) on my StumpJumper. I used to have another wheelset that I would swap...
05-15-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,469
Posted By Chinghis

Late 60s/early 70s Schwinn Speedster. After that...

Late 60s/early 70s Schwinn Speedster. After that I got a 5-speed Collegiate. I don't think I even knew there were bikes other than Schwinn back then.
Forum: Touring
05-15-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,294
Posted By Chinghis

Curse you! That middle picture of breakfast...

Curse you! That middle picture of breakfast ready-to-eat evoked a very strong "Why am I not camping right now?" feeling.

But, seriously, thanks for the info. I need to start looking into new...
05-13-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 111
Posted By Chinghis

Small (1.5") tire for a Surly Troll?

Hey, folks. I'm considering a Surly Troll to replace my venerable (ancient) steed. It seems to meet most of my needs, and I have my eye on a good deal on a used one.

But then I started getting...
05-08-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By Chinghis

Fantastic posts, pictures, and trip. Have spent...

Fantastic posts, pictures, and trip. Have spent some time in that part of the world, and your reports are very nostalgic for me. Makes me want to go on a tour again. Thanks for the morning...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,790
Posted By Chinghis

Yes! Because if you took a wrong turn, then it's...

Yes! Because if you took a wrong turn, then it's easy to roll down. If you were right, then you would have had to climb it anyway. If you're lost and go downhill, I dunno, just kind of sucks to have...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,790
Posted By Chinghis

If you're lost, or in doubt, go uphill. It...

If you're lost, or in doubt, go uphill. It really sucks on a loaded tour to make a wrong turn and realize you have a big frickin' climb ahead of you for no reason.
Forum: Commuting
05-01-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,868
Posted By Chinghis

Started out slow this year, and skipped all of...

Started out slow this year, and skipped all of March and February. Trying to make up for some lost time, I commuted five days in April. My goal this year is to average at least once a week, but now...
04-29-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 20,449
Posted By Chinghis

Gee, my bike is a comparative youngster. Here she...

Gee, my bike is a comparative youngster. Here she is, in all her glory, in the Angeles N.F. 1992 Specialized Stumpjumper. Minus the FS.

...
04-29-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,650
Posted By Chinghis

Well, here in LA, I wear a kerchief around my...

Well, here in LA, I wear a kerchief around my neck and pull it up when I pass near people. Mainly out of courtesy.
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