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07-14-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By North Coast Joe

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Here’s an old 26er that’s along the same line of...
07-12-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By North Coast Joe

Hurray!! I qualify on the wash basis! The park...

Hurray!! I qualify on the wash basis! The park trails were muddier than I anticipated, so the wash was required. I didn't tear anything up out there, just a couple unavoidable mud pits along the way....
06-18-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,660
Posted By North Coast Joe

Been pretty wet in our neck o' the woods! ...

Been pretty wet in our neck o' the woods!

Awesome, Dad!
06-15-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 962
Posted By North Coast Joe

I've had a little experience down this road. As I...

I've had a little experience down this road. As I understand it, yellow lenses increase contrast, and are usually used in foggy, or overcast or otherwise murky visibility conditions. Night riding...
06-12-19, 03:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,798
Posted By North Coast Joe

A pic

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Forgot about the rock garden back there!
06-12-19, 03:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,798
Posted By North Coast Joe

67y/o here, who did the same thing about two...

67y/o here, who did the same thing about two years ago. Used to put in about 120 road miles per week. Now, I still try to ride daily, but if I cover 6-10 miles per session it's a big day!

I've...
06-10-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,594
Posted By North Coast Joe

Still is. Check in again!

Still is. Check in again!
06-06-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By North Coast Joe

If you find one, I'd be interested in this 175...

If you find one, I'd be interested in this 175 crankset! Thanks!
04-25-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,273
Posted By North Coast Joe

I live across the Lakes from you, and couldn't do...

I live across the Lakes from you, and couldn't do Winter without studs, either. I have to try Schwalbe studded. Right now I've got a couple sets of Innova. Might as well bungy bricks to my spokes. I...
04-24-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,273
Posted By North Coast Joe

Back in the day...

when I actually rode on pavement, I bought a set of their Kojacks for the commuter. I was just delighted. They're light and roll easily. Not many flats, though the tires don't seem to be thick in the...
12-17-18, 05:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,037
Posted By North Coast Joe

I do it 1x -2x weekly with our hound.

I have a life long background in working with hounds and horses, so this practice may not be for every dog owner here. Chances are, if you've been a naysayer in this post, you shouldn't try it with...
11-28-18, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By North Coast Joe

I think we have a couple winners in the contest!!...

I think we have a couple winners in the contest!!

Marked the cup, lock ring and shell per Andrew's suggestion and rode the cranks off of the bike. All the marks are still aligned, so dsbrandtjr's...
11-27-18, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By North Coast Joe

Annoying cup & spindle BB

Got a project bike a few weeks ago that needed to be greased throughout before use. It's a mid 80's Fuji Sand Blaster youth MTB. Appears to have a 68mm BB tube .

After cleaning/lubing the BB, the...
11-06-18, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By North Coast Joe

Temporary Tensioner?

Broke my rear derailleur, certainly not headline material in this forum! Now the bike is down for a week awaiting parts to do the repair the right way. I tried to see if any of my gear combos were...
10-28-18, 04:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By North Coast Joe

Heads Up in NE Ohio

I don't think this alert will reach many locals, but have been surprised in the past discovering BF users living nearby my home.

I regularly ride (2-3x weekly) the red, blue and yellow trails at...
10-04-18, 05:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By North Coast Joe

I have to see some of this! Sounds exciting to...

I have to see some of this! Sounds exciting to the point of exhaustion! Got any links to pics/vid of the event?

Nice rig! Stick around, a noob like me could learn a lot.

Signed:
Another...
09-20-18, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By North Coast Joe

I'll see your gloves and raise you a couple pair...

I'll see your gloves and raise you a couple pair of chemical handwarmers:winter 2:
09-20-18, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By North Coast Joe

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Maybe a couple inches.
09-20-18, 05:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By North Coast Joe

Upcoming first Winter

I started light XC trails this past Spring, and have a tire question for the change in weather.

The bike is a rigid 26er, formerly my commuter, for which I own a set of Innova Happakilita studded...
08-24-18, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By North Coast Joe

As a noob, this REALLY helped

Retired, just started riding trails this late Summer. A couple of rides at the park per week didn't seem to rush riding prowess along much.

I found that riding in my tiny back yard (28' x 42'...
08-18-18, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By North Coast Joe

Hardtail, rigid fork, light to moderate...

Hardtail, rigid fork, light to moderate singletrack….sounds like I'm an XC guy. Mind if I disregard the input from the youngster? It felt so much better the way you put it!
08-18-18, 04:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By North Coast Joe

Thanks for the words of encouragement and...

Thanks for the words of encouragement and clarification, people!

How cool is that! I can ride an MTB, and say so! Just didn't know if there were further subdivisions (not knowing the lingo).
08-17-18, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By North Coast Joe

So, is this mountain biking?

Hi folks, been road riding for years now. Built a road bike (touring, really) a few years back on an MTB hardtail frame that would carry everything for a few days of self supported camping. This...
07-29-18, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,872
Posted By North Coast Joe

That IS cool. Here, hold my beer while my 60...

That IS cool.

Here, hold my beer while my 60 yr old cronies and I give this a shot. Video soon :beer:
07-23-18, 03:46 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,121
Posted By North Coast Joe

"Full squish" - front and rear...

"Full squish" - front and rear suspension
07-02-18, 03:07 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,291
Posted By North Coast Joe

Tim's on point here, with both his outlook and...

Tim's on point here, with both his outlook and recommended product line.

From my experience of a broken collarbone caused by a canine collision and attacked & knocked from the bike in a second...
06-11-18, 03:40 AM
Replies: 24,429
Views: 1,912,514
Posted By North Coast Joe

I hope you mentioned how much shipping cost she...

I hope you mentioned how much shipping cost she saved by not having an extra 100lbs. in each tire! :D
06-09-18, 03:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,114
Posted By North Coast Joe

About a decade ago I read that riding fixed was a...

About a decade ago I read that riding fixed was a better work out than my geared bikes gave me. With job and family time concerns it was natural to head in that direction. Clean, uncluttered machines...
05-07-18, 03:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By North Coast Joe

I rode a beater with an inexpensive stamped...

I rode a beater with an inexpensive stamped suicide hub for many years with a fixed cog installed. I did use red Loktite, but didn't bother with a secondary nut.

The only time the fixed cog ever...
04-19-18, 07:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,207
Posted By North Coast Joe

Equals:

Equals:
04-13-18, 03:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,579
Posted By North Coast Joe

If it were me, well, I have beer at home....

If it were me, well, I have beer at home. Patching tubes is much better when using that.
04-11-18, 01:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,568
Posted By North Coast Joe

Funny this should be brought up now! I just went...

Funny this should be brought up now! I just went from four to two rides.

The same reasoning that you state went into the decision, they're pricey and time consuming to keep maintained, more bikes...
04-01-18, 03:48 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,787
Posted By North Coast Joe

Thanks, it's a honey Brooks B17. The grips are...

Thanks, it's a honey Brooks B17. The grips are home made from 5mm leather and shoe laces.
03-30-18, 03:06 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,787
Posted By North Coast Joe

Thanks for the compliment! The back bags are...

Thanks for the compliment! The back bags are Weaver saddle bags, available through most tack and/or harness shops. The fronts are horn bags that were hand made by a small harness shop, though similar...
03-29-18, 02:58 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 15,500
Posted By North Coast Joe

I used a Dremel rotary tool with a cut off wheel...

I used a Dremel rotary tool with a cut off wheel attached. The stays are too thick and hard for wire cutters, IMO.

As an aside remark on the quick releases, I didn't have room for them next to my...
03-28-18, 03:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,358
Posted By North Coast Joe

This thread restored my enjoyment of this Forum. ...

This thread restored my enjoyment of this Forum.

Special thanks to TimothyH for the link!
03-26-18, 03:12 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,787
Posted By North Coast Joe

Now that you mention it, I just thought our local...

Now that you mention it, I just thought our local motorists were just maturing and accepting bicycle traffic as the norm lately! Glad you axed :lol:
03-19-18, 03:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,517
Posted By North Coast Joe

Having some experience with "at speed" crashes,...

Having some experience with "at speed" crashes, I'm riding that pig to the ground. I prefer skin loss to the fractures often occurring from sticking an arm or leg out. Other than that slight...
03-14-18, 01:50 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,087
Posted By North Coast Joe

I can't imagine riding without them! An old...

I can't imagine riding without them!

An old fart now, I grew up on a horse farm and there you didn't do anything without gloves, let alone ride one of those things.

I'd more easily take off...
03-12-18, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By North Coast Joe

Multiple wheelset question

I'm lucky enough to have built a second wheelset for my commuter over the Winter. Originally, my thought was to save the new/better set for Summer, and use the originals for salty Winter use with my...
03-07-18, 03:39 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,787
Posted By North Coast Joe

Here, we have roads that are paved, but morph...

Here, we have roads that are paved, but morph into gravel and back again. Our pavement is subject to the freeze thaw thing, so pretty much sucks. I seen quite a few bikes with 28-32's get squirrelly...
03-05-18, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4,844
Views: 567,801
Posted By North Coast Joe

Took "the other woman" out today.

We practiced a couple of times in the backyard, but today was our first outing to the park. She had fun, I had fun!
02-27-18, 02:37 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 72,781
Posted By North Coast Joe

Thanks again! The chainguard is also original...

Thanks again! The chainguard is also original Atala issue. The bike seems to have a Grand Prix frame, but without the chrome seat stays and chain stays. It came to me (used, abused and forgotten)...
02-27-18, 02:26 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 72,781
Posted By North Coast Joe

Thanks! No, it's the original Atala rear fender,...

Thanks! No, it's the original Atala rear fender, though it had to be cut down as it folded and kinked during shipment to me. The fold occurred just behind where it's been bobbed. Thought it would...
02-27-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 72,781
Posted By North Coast Joe

Lotta' firsts today!

First Bluebird day with no visible ice cover on the Lake, first outing for the fixed circa 60's Atala, first day for those sore quads from overdoing the first fixed ride of the year. Still about 35...
02-19-18, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 940
Posted By North Coast Joe

Coincidently, my current draw is three bicycles....

Coincidently, my current draw is three bicycles. All are ready to ride at any given moment, and run as good as they should have new. There's no coincidence to the multiple choices and their good...
02-15-18, 06:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,630
Posted By North Coast Joe

Thanks, that IS cool! I bought a harness so...

Thanks, that IS cool!

I bought a harness so I'm not connecting her via collar....that, & I'm hoping for some uphill help! :lol:
02-14-18, 03:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,630
Posted By North Coast Joe

Thanks for the reply, Dan! It's nice to hear real...

Thanks for the reply, Dan! It's nice to hear real world experience instead of folks conjuring up possible scenarios.

The back up leash is a necessity to get the hound from the house to the car...
02-12-18, 04:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,630
Posted By North Coast Joe

I'm reluctant to disregard the leash laws here,...

I'm reluctant to disregard the leash laws here, especially at the parks where I'd like to start.

Hooked up I'd have to rely on the disc brakes in the event of a bolt. The handlebars and pedals...
02-12-18, 04:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,630
Posted By North Coast Joe

I thought it may be easier on her feet AND my old...

I thought it may be easier on her feet AND my old bones to start on the turf of a nearby park. I'm not big on hitting pavement in the beginning of such festivities. I have bikes with low enough...
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