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Forum: Foo
10-22-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 215
Posted By Baboo

My wife went and left me Took the dog with her...

My wife went and left me
Took the dog with her too.
The repo mans a circlin’
The rent is overdue
Got a real bad case of the lite beer blues

feel free to make up your own verse and add it on
Forum: Touring
10-15-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,556
Posted By Baboo

A friend and touring partner once called me...

A friend and touring partner once called me before a trip to ask it we could leave a couple of days early, because he kept adding stuff to his gear.
10-15-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 478
Posted By Baboo

Thereíre are a couple of things I find...

Thereíre are a couple of things I find objectionable to me.
1- no footprint seems available so you would have to come up with something homemade. Usually people use a tarp larger than the tent...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,131
Posted By Baboo

Go ride both bikes and see which one you like...

Go ride both bikes and see which one you like best, oh wait, you can’t ride the mail order one.
09-23-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,320
Posted By Baboo

Thatís way to much 1 43/64 inches is the proper...

Thatís way to much 1 43/64 inches is the proper amount.
Forum: Touring
08-27-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,222
Posted By Baboo

I didn’t realize you lived in Tallahassee, I was...

I didn’t realize you lived in Tallahassee, I was thinking you were somewhere in Pennsylvania. None of Amtrak info will help you at all. You could just ride the whole route from home on the bike....
08-27-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,195
Posted By Baboo

Many of the polar watches can work either with a...

Many of the polar watches can work either with a wrist pulse sensor or a chest belt. The chest belts seem to be more accurate.
Forum: Touring
08-27-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,222
Posted By Baboo

I came from the north on the Silver Star , Amtrak...

I came from the north on the Silver Star , Amtrak shows that still available. I did not use the Sunset Limited it has been out of service a long time. I came from Kansas City through Chicago and...
Forum: Touring
08-27-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,222
Posted By Baboo

I never used the Sunset Limited

I never used the Sunset Limited
Forum: Touring
08-27-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,222
Posted By Baboo

Amtrak services Jacksonville Florida it’s pretty...

Amtrak services Jacksonville Florida it’s pretty close to St. Augustine. When I did a portion of Southern tier I went from St Augustine to Pensacola. I took the bike to Jacksonville Fl. on Amtrak...
Forum: Touring
08-26-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,222
Posted By Baboo

I have used Greyhound 3 times and have come to...

I have used Greyhound 3 times and have come to the conclusion , if the only way to get to the place I want to go is Greyhound, then I will find some where else to go.
08-26-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By Baboo

Sometimes you can flood them with wd40 and work...

Sometimes you can flood them with wd40 and work them around until the pawls free up then lube them-up. I’m not a bike mechanic but I have had this problem a couple of times. There will probably be...
08-26-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By Baboo

Where they used shifters. If so they may be...

Where they used shifters. If so they may be gummed up with hardened grease.
Forum: Introductions
08-21-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By Baboo

This thread appears to be a duplicate of a thread...

This thread appears to be a duplicate of a thread in over 50. She returned the bike and is currently searching for a different one.
08-21-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,053
Posted By Baboo

Thanks for the clarification I must have read it...

Thanks for the clarification I must have read it wrong, not surprising though Iím wrong a lot.
Forum: Touring
08-17-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,513
Posted By Baboo

Why can’t you just box the bike in one of...

Why can’t you just box the bike in one of amtrak’s boxes they are huge, just remove pedals and turn handlebars. It can then be taken off at any station that has checked baggage. I have traveled this...
08-15-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,053
Posted By Baboo

Seems I read somewhere that shimano 11speed...

Seems I read somewhere that shimano 11speed cassettes required a spacer behind them. You might check into this.
08-06-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,916
Posted By Baboo

If the headset has been replaced as the op stated...

If the headset has been replaced as the op stated earlier, the extra washer/spacer may have been installed because the stack height on the replacement headset was smaller. If this is the case, the...
08-03-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,113
Posted By Baboo

Trail trial

Just wanted to post this because I thought it might be of interest to some. The Johnson County (KS) parks and recs who oversee over 100 miles of paved trails here have just started a 6 month trial to...
08-03-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,567
Posted By Baboo

I don’t know a lot about e-bikes but a thought I...

I don’t know a lot about e-bikes but a thought I always have is when I see people looking at bikes whose name I don’t recognize is. Who is going to service these in a few years. Many of the start up...
08-03-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,916
Posted By Baboo

It really sounds like you just need to replace...

It really sounds like you just need to replace the whole headset. The washer should have a tab on it that fits in a groove on the steerer tube to prevent it from turning. This is supposed to make it...
08-03-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,916
Posted By Baboo

I had a headset with this issue it turned out the...

I had a headset with this issue it turned out the tab on the washer was trapped on a thread and wouldn’t transmit the force from the jam nut.
08-02-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 27,222
Posted By Baboo

I ride with a couple of guys that have this fear,...

I ride with a couple of guys that have this fear, if they do happen to have to get on a street they are a danger to themselves and others with their unpredictability. I don’t see them ever getting...
Forum: Touring
07-28-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,821
Posted By Baboo

He doesn’t want to do any advertising so relies...

He doesn’t want to do any advertising so relies on donations only. This hasn’t been working for him for a number of years, if ever. A system like bike forums uses might work for him if he had...
07-25-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,648
Posted By Baboo

We had to get a shuttle out of North Jefferson...

We had to get a shuttle out of North Jefferson because the KATY trail flooded between us and the car on our planned 5 day trip, it also flooded behind us. The day we shuttled out there was a...
07-24-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,069
Posted By Baboo

I have had perineum pain for about a year now,...

I have had perineum pain for about a year now, probably caused by an enlarged prostate gland (one of the joys of old age). The pain presents as a burning sensation then some numbness, to the point I...
07-19-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 810
Posted By Baboo

A problem I had with v brakes once was that, as...

A problem I had with v brakes once was that, as they wear they are moving in an arc, this makes them move slowly downward on the rim as the wear progresses, after a while a portion of the pad is no...
07-13-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,650
Posted By Baboo

Like another poster I have difficulty swinging my...

Like another poster I have difficulty swinging my leg over a trunk rack. What I use instead is a small waterproof pannier attached to the left side, this doesn’t seem to pose a problem mounting and...
06-30-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,415
Posted By Baboo

I don’t know much about e-bikes but being in the...

I don’t know much about e-bikes but being in the electronics repair business all my life. I wouldn’t touch this bike. There could very well be some intermittent problem the owner is attempting to...
Forum: Touring
05-08-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,334
Posted By Baboo

I’ll ad my 2 cents and that’s an exaggeration of...

I’ll ad my 2 cents and that’s an exaggeration of its value. The Marrakech by forcing you to use their rack makes it not a good choice in my opinion, there isn’t any bars in the back to keep panniers...
05-04-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 725
Posted By Baboo

I use a Bikehand headset press have had it a few...

I use a Bikehand headset press have had it a few years and it works well, I don’t use it often seems the cost was 60 or 70 dollars
I looked at the foundation tool at Jenson it looks like the...
12-24-18, 09:25 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,849
Posted By Baboo

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12-06-18, 09:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 566
Posted By Baboo

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-18, 05:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,166
Posted By Baboo

I canít answer your question about legs and...

I canít answer your question about legs and lungs. You state this is a recent thing. Shortness of breath can be a symptom of many underlying medical problems including heart problems, maybe get it...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-18, 05:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,400
Posted By Baboo

I had some knee problems a few years ago, had to...

I had some knee problems a few years ago, had to walk with a cane couldnít ride at all. My ortho guy sent me to a physical therapist who helped it immensely. Donít wait around for medical help make...
11-28-18, 07:48 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,166
Posted By Baboo

This is a great idea. When I donít want to ride...

This is a great idea. When I donít want to ride for fitness, sometimes I go to grocery store or just an evening slow ride around my neighborhood. Leaving the computer out of the mix sometimes helps...
11-20-18, 05:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 822
Posted By Baboo

This is the method I always use works good, even...

This is the method I always use works good, even faster if you can lean bike over so fluid runs down into the grips. I usually use alcohol but other liquids work as well.
11-20-18, 04:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,291
Posted By Baboo

I donít have any idea what causes leg cramps but...

I donít have any idea what causes leg cramps but I know they plagued me when I was younger almost daily, and as I have aged subsided to once ever few months. They almost always occur when Iím asleep....
11-20-18, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 829
Posted By Baboo

Just a suggestion but I ride hybrid and touring...

Just a suggestion but I ride hybrid and touring bikes a lot, you will enjoy a nice meal out or a movie a lot more than crank upgrade.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-18, 09:15 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,312
Posted By Baboo

I agree with this assessment most, I have several...

I agree with this assessment most, I have several bikes of different weights, one being a touring bike and a fairly light road bike, I find I wonít put out as much effort into the heavier bike...
11-18-18, 11:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,095
Posted By Baboo

Just a suggestion and maybe you have already...

Just a suggestion and maybe you have already tried this. Before giving up on a long term friendship, you might sit down and have a frank talk with them about your feelings and their attitude,...
11-18-18, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,017
Posted By Baboo

I agree on the up and back at same time. If it...

I agree on the up and back at same time. If it were me I would just put an adjustable stem on it until I can get it dialed in, then change the stem to one that matches that position. The reason I say...
11-12-18, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By Baboo

There is an FDA approved laser treatment call sla...

There is an FDA approved laser treatment call sla or something like that, many people have good luck with it for reducing pressure. I am currently in middle of this, one eye done, it’s a very simple...
11-11-18, 08:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,902
Posted By Baboo

I did a trip on the C&O canal in June of this...

I did a trip on the C&O canal in June of this year, it was the trip from hades. My brooks saddle of many years had now become an instrument of torture I was short of breath and tired the whole trip,...
11-10-18, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 983
Posted By Baboo

I can feel the handle of my wrenches move when...

I can feel the handle of my wrenches move when they hit the desired torque. Kind of a subtle feel but it’s there.
Forum: Foo
11-10-18, 09:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,442
Posted By Baboo

He said in a post some weeks back he was posting...

He said in a post some weeks back he was posting on Foo to much and would try to cut back. Maybe this is a self imposed ban.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-18, 06:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,796
Posted By Baboo

I took a spin class a couple of times I learned 3...

I took a spin class a couple of times I learned 3 things. This was back in the day before power meters and such.
1 take water
2 take a towel
3 get a bike in the very, very back of the class. ...
10-31-18, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,132
Posted By Baboo

Amtrak,s river runner goes along most of the...

Amtrak,s river runner goes along most of the Katy, they also carry bikes. Many people use this as transport, although it doesnít cover the entire trail usually with some backtracking a route can be...
10-31-18, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
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Views: 377
Posted By Baboo

I would probably just repair it and use it the...

I would probably just repair it and use it the way it came. I converted a MTB to drops once, like most of them the top tube was pretty long and resulted in a poor geometry for me. I eventually put...
10-31-18, 07:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 658
Posted By Baboo

I have learned so much from my mistakes I may...

I have learned so much from my mistakes I may make a few more.
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