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10-27-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 3,891
Posted By Elbeinlaw

!!

!!
10-26-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 3,891
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Ran a stop sign

I was riding through the local U, came up to a stop sign that was right after another stop sign (like 20' after), and at the bottom of a hill. So I paused (ok, maybe it was a micromini pause) and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-25-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By Elbeinlaw

3Speed

Great idea. I'll try it. If thats not it, what's next? I guess lube the shifter and the RD and after that see if there's a tension adjustment in the RD?
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-25-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By Elbeinlaw

So, to all of you non-folders out there (of which...

So, to all of you non-folders out there (of which I am one): have any of you looked at mini-velos as a possible alternative? If I could find one with a low bar I'd consider it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-25-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Very hard rear deraileur shifting

I just bought a very cheap folding bike for my wife to try as an experiment. It has two deraillers and two shifters (obv). The shifters are the motorcycle style index shifters. The rear derailler...
10-19-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,575
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Not only does Safe Zone mirror allow you to mount...

Not only does Safe Zone mirror allow you to mount it in the helmet ribs (is that what they're called?) but it's a great mirror. Secure mount. No wobble. Easy adjustment on the fly.

And the...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By Elbeinlaw

I am beyond satisfied with my Safe Zone mirror. ...

I am beyond satisfied with my Safe Zone mirror. This is a mirror that attaches securely to your helmet and puts a perfectly sized mirror out in the upper corner of your field of view. The mirror is...
10-19-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,273
Posted By Elbeinlaw

I am beyond satisfied with my Safe Zone mirror. ...

I am beyond satisfied with my Safe Zone mirror. This is a mirror that attaches securely to your helmet and puts a perfectly sized mirror out in the upper corner of your field of view. The mirror is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-10-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Does anyone NOT fold?

I'm wondering if anyone else does not fold their f.ing bike and has no plans to (not)? I bought my Bike Friday strictly as a low-bar compact bike. Just wondering if I'm unique.
09-23-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Dude!!!!!!

You just exceded my wildest hopes, never mind expectations. Thank you thank you thank you. You gave me a place to start looking for replacements.

By the way, I would keep looking, but my...
09-23-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By Elbeinlaw

It does not appear to me to have any function,...

It does not appear to me to have any function, which was confusing. In the space the nut used to occupy there's nothing, obviously. Behind it there's just a blind shaft that looks like the closed...
09-23-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Pedals--going nuts

I have this pedal: https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/740x518/pedals_pic_0fd0480fcc951ab61674dc2dd190bb09a410c504.png
And yesterday, as I was doing some maintenance, I unscrewed...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,839
Posted By Elbeinlaw

That looks great, thanks. I've made a note of it.

That looks great, thanks. I've made a note of it.
09-09-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 991
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Pop up over the top bike racks

I never particularly liked the idea, but I know it's been done. If you're looking at camping trailers, take a look at the Airstreams. They're expensive, but if you look at build quality, they're...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,839
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Comparisions

For one reason and another, I'm looking for one that she might be able to easily ride. She needs a bike that lets her sit very upright, as in the Verve Low Step models. Folding is not an issue, but...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,839
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Thanks for the sheldonbrown.com reference. The...

Thanks for the sheldonbrown.com reference. The article told me something I'd been wondering about looking at my three different tire sizes.
09-09-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 991
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Airstreams

First: hitch receiver on the back. My hitch guy, whom I have used for years and I trust as a true mechanic, not just a technician, says they won't do it. Someone earlier in this string pointed out...
09-09-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 991
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Dual hitch extender

No, for two reasons. One, I'm going to have to avoid lifting this big heavy bikes over my shoulders, and with the bike rack up above the hitch, I'd have to not only lift but twist. My orthopedist...
09-09-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 991
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Front hitch

We pull with a 2019 Ford F150 Ecoboost. Great tow vehicle, by the way. At least, compared to my old Tacoma.

I'm thinking that the front hitch is the way to go. But let me ask you some...
09-09-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 991
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Front hitch

"Ironfish" and Virginia Beach. Submariner?

I think the front hitch receiver might be the way to go. Thank you to everyone who suggested it.
09-09-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 991
Posted By Elbeinlaw

the Airstream faux bumper

You are 100% correct.
09-09-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 991
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Pop ups and bike racks

I loved my popup--so easy to pull, so much room, so much fresh air, and such a brilliant design. BUT that winding. Sheesh. At my age I already have cranky hips and knees. Shoulders are all I...
09-09-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 991
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Lifting

Thank you for the suggestion. Man, I wish I could do that. But I'd still have to lift these 30 lb bikes over my shoulders AND do it standing on a ladder. I already have a herniated disk. I...
09-09-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 991
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Bikes on the tailgate

This may work for us. But I can't tell from the picture is the front fork hanging over the tailgate? How do you keep the bikes from bouncing? How do you keep them upright? How do you keep the...
09-09-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,285
Posted By Elbeinlaw

I don't mind being passed by someone faster. I...

I don't mind being passed by someone faster. I mind being passed by someone faster when I'm on a bike and they're WALKING.

The answer to "Does it get any easier?" is "Not if you're doing it...
09-08-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 991
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Carrying a bike while trailering???

We have an Airstream travel trailer, a 25 foot Flying Cloud. The "authorized" rack for the back of the trailer is a Fiama bike rack. We ordered one, but there is a constant flow of complaints...
09-07-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,681
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Exhausting and sequential thinking

I can top that! When I was a freshman in college, I was 1. not getting any sleep 2. taking a large courseload 3. breaking up with the girl I thought I was going to marry while falling in love...
09-07-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,861
Posted By Elbeinlaw

But now I have done some research. On you. And...

But now I have done some research. On you. And why you threw so much abusive attitude here. Now I get it. I'll let you have the last word, since that's clearly the most important thing for you.
09-07-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,293
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Good for you. I do the same. I'm sooooooo tired...

Good for you. I do the same. I'm sooooooo tired of arguing with the people who say "it's the fresh air, there's no CV out there!"
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,839
Posted By Elbeinlaw

OK, it's true that there are compromises with a...

OK, it's true that there are compromises with a folding bike … but what kind of bike is there not a compromise with? I'd like to point out that everybody doesn't use the same tool the same way. For...
09-07-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,421
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Ugh

Me? I'm getting off the road onto the shoulder or the verge. I don't think I'm big enough or fast enough for an oncoming car to judge my speed or fear hitting me. I would just want to be out of...
09-07-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,681
Posted By Elbeinlaw

tired, out of gas, and stupid

Sounds just like what happened to me for my second major spill (second set of stitches, second bout of cellulitis) since I came back. Except that I didn't know I was out of gas until my legs...
09-07-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,681
Posted By Elbeinlaw

My apologies

My intent was not to intrude or to impugn your mental acuity.
09-04-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,421
Posted By Elbeinlaw

I did plenty of stupid stuff (on my bike, in my...

I did plenty of stupid stuff (on my bike, in my car, dating, parenting, working...) but at some point in my 40s I realized that it was taking longer to recover. What used to take me 20 minutes and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,839
Posted By Elbeinlaw

This is a common misunderstanding, actually

The two slanders on folding bikes is that (1) the small wheels mean that they don't have the same ground-per-pedal stroke* that the larger wheels do; (2) that they're uncomfortable (because they look...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,839
Posted By Elbeinlaw

I bought a used Bike Friday touring bike. I...

I bought a used Bike Friday touring bike. I haven't ridden a road bike in many, many years, but I can tell you it's zippier than my hybrid. I'm newly back to riding and just starting to see fitness...
09-04-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,320
Posted By Elbeinlaw

I'm going to assume this is a serious question...

I'm going to assume this is a serious question and take it as a given that I am not up to the "granny panties" level of repartee.

I wear long thin sweats (I mean, pyjama-thin); under it I have...
09-04-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,320
Posted By Elbeinlaw

My first--

Bike Forums LOL of the day!
09-04-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,293
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Yeah. And get off my lawn MUP you snowflakes.

Yeah. And get off my lawn MUP you snowflakes.
09-04-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,293
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Badger: I don't think that's what they told you...

Badger: I don't think that's what they told you would ruin your eyesight by doing it in a dark room.
09-04-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,293
Posted By Elbeinlaw

No, no, no--

I have it on excellent medical authority that flu is transmitted by not putting on a sweater when your mother is cold.
09-04-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,861
Posted By Elbeinlaw

On the issue of being judgmental: it should be...

On the issue of being judgmental: it should be clear that my post about civility was directed at being nasty to PEOPLE. We don't owe the same duties of consideration to companies. (And anyway, if...
09-03-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 7,079
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Downhillmaster and others who post nasty...

Downhillmaster and others who post nasty comments: What I don't get is what the angry, nasty response is about. Even if flangehead was whining--which he wasn't, he was telling a story--and even if...
09-03-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,861
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Hold on- -

No need to fight over me, gentlemen.

I definitely need a new LBS. They stuck. On the other hand, they're underway with Covid cycling volume, and they're cycling guys, not education or...
09-02-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 463
Posted By Elbeinlaw

No. Please do not. I don't mind your moving...

No. Please do not. I don't mind your moving it to someplace where it makes more sense, but recumbent s are not an option.
09-01-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 945
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Wait! Don't go ...

I ride in long but thin sweats. Under the sweats, my padded cycling shorts. (I cover my cycling shorts because though I've lost 85 lbs, nobody wants to see all that. ) I bought a half dozen...
09-01-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 463
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Tricycles

My friend has had surgery and is months away from being able to get back on her bike. I'm wondering if an adult tricycle will work for her? We're in hilly terrain, so a single speed or 3 speed...
09-01-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,359
Posted By Elbeinlaw

BenBoo: I have heard that before. I think...

BenBoo: I have heard that before. I think between Samsung, Strava, Map My Ride and Bontrager, this is a technical clusterf**k of classical proportions. Luckily, we're not in a foxhole somewhere...
08-26-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,155
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Two observations. It should not be lost on...

Two observations.

It should not be lost on anybody that here we are, a group characterized by our stubborn unwillingness to stop a pursuit of someone faster when our quads are screaming for...
08-25-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,155
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Koyote: I'm sorry for your loss. Losing a dog...

Koyote: I'm sorry for your loss. Losing a dog is so incredibly painful. I still mourn my best buddy, Seamus, an Airedale, who died about 5 years ago. Most people don't understand how...
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