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03-21-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,215
Posted By greatscott

First of all the cyclist kid was being a jerk. He...

First of all the cyclist kid was being a jerk. He runs the stop sign, looks at the cop when he calls for him to stop, decides to hell with the cop and keeps going. Then after he gets stops he decides...
03-21-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 940
Posted By greatscott

This is probably true, however being a judge who...

This is probably true, however being a judge who gets paid reasonably well will open up a civil case, and financially she's going to be in for a world of hurt.

Do I think she should be tried and...
03-21-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 28,081
Posted By greatscott

This is not true, it is a lube howbeit a very...

This is not true, it is a lube howbeit a very thin lube that doesn't last long, while the WD does stand for water displacement it also has some lubricant qualities to it...not really suitable for...
03-21-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By greatscott

Or you could put a stop pay order to your bank.

Or you could put a stop pay order to your bank.
03-21-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 560
Posted By greatscott

Use eye drops but you have to use it a lot during...

Use eye drops but you have to use it a lot during the day, but at night before you go to bed use an eye ointment, the ointment stays in your eyes longer rather than seeping out quickly as drops do,...
03-21-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By greatscott

Two things, as someone said, your bike isn't...

Two things, as someone said, your bike isn't designed for loaded touring, so no I would not recommend using that bike for that unless you go ultralight.
Second thing, steel bikes can flex as well,...
03-21-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,103
Posted By greatscott

My first and primary bike that I would have is my...

My first and primary bike that I would have is my 2013 Lynskey Peloton, this is the finest riding bike I've ever owned or been on.

The second one would be my new Masi Giramondo 700, while not as...
03-21-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By greatscott

Yes you can ride your bike, the virus is carried...

Yes you can ride your bike, the virus is carried by water droplets expelled from an infected person such as in the act of coughing or sneezing, in those acts the droplets can carry to a max of 6...
03-15-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,795
Posted By greatscott

I didn't read all the posts, I got through the...

I didn't read all the posts, I got through the first two and started choking on the words so I stopped going any further.

Look ideally you should have two headlights, one rated for about 1,100 to...
03-15-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,199
Posted By greatscott

You know what I find odd about this hysteria in...

You know what I find odd about this hysteria in the USA going on right now? I remember the Cuban missile crises, I remember when Khrushchev said he was going to bury the US, I remember those days...
03-15-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 916
Posted By greatscott

I use a Brooks B17 on my old touring bike and...

I use a Brooks B17 on my old touring bike and will be transferring it to my new one when I get it. I have not done any lacing to it since I got it about 15 years ago.

If you do get a Brooks B17...
03-15-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 702
Posted By greatscott

Rolling resistance? blah blah blah! If you're...

Rolling resistance? blah blah blah! If you're not racing does it really matter? no, will the durability of a butyl tube be worth it over the frailness of the latex tube? yes. Will you feel the...
03-15-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 299
Posted By greatscott

can you attach it to your helmet? putting it on...

can you attach it to your helmet? putting it on your helmet is safer anyways since it brings the light up higher for motorists to see it better.
03-15-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 935
Posted By greatscott

If you're going to tour or camp on it I would...

If you're going to tour or camp on it I would find a way to carry more water, one bottle doesn't really go very far.

Or if you can't get cage attachments to fit anywhere with a bottle in it then...
03-15-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 398
Posted By greatscott

Barbecue covers work great too and cheaper that a...

Barbecue covers work great too and cheaper that a bike specific cover.

Have you looked at all the options to storing a bike inside? Here are various ways you could store a bike, those pics show...
Forum: Touring
02-10-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,700
Posted By greatscott

the Kona sutra is a great touring bike, and was...

the Kona sutra is a great touring bike, and was one of the ones I was seriously considering, along with the Masi Giramondo 700c, and the Salsa Marrakesh, in the end the Masi Giramondo 700c won...
Forum: Touring
02-10-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By greatscott

Cycle America will cost you almost $8,000 for a...

Cycle America will cost you almost $8,000 for a coast to coast ride; I think Adventure Cycling is less expensive with a self contained coast to coast costing about $3,000 less than Cycle America, and...
Forum: Touring
02-10-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,991
Posted By greatscott

For loaded touring...and if you will be going up...

For loaded touring...and if you will be going up and down mountain passes, is a triple 44/32/24, and a cassette range of 11-36.
02-10-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,268
Posted By greatscott

Lezyne Steel Floor Drive.

Lezyne Steel Floor Drive.
02-10-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 768
Posted By greatscott

I like the Lezyne Steel Floor Drive

I like the Lezyne Steel Floor Drive
02-10-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,838
Posted By greatscott

I use 3 different tools; the best tire irons I've...

I use 3 different tools; the best tire irons I've found is the Soma Steel Core Tire Levers, these darn things last forever and won't mar your rim; the next one I use and like is the QuikStik; and...
02-10-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,247
Posted By greatscott

I had a major warranty problem with Orbea, they...

I had a major warranty problem with Orbea, they refused to warranty their scandium frame after it cracked at the headtube within the first year of use, they claimed it was fatigue and thus no...
01-26-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By greatscott

The bad part about this is that it was isolated,...

The bad part about this is that it was isolated, but now the news has made national attention out of it, so now there will be copy cat people trying to the same thing across this nation. The news...
01-26-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,402
Posted By greatscott

I agree! Our society has always been soft of...

I agree!

Our society has always been soft of motorists that hurt or kill cyclists. She was speeding, but more importantly she was distracted, by what? Probably texting, but the article doesn't...
01-26-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,446
Posted By greatscott

below 40 and I'm done.

below 40 and I'm done.
01-26-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By greatscott

I've used both tires and here's my experience. ...

I've used both tires and here's my experience.

The Rubino tire has a smoother ride, better traction in both dry and wet conditions, lasts almost twice as long, gets less flats, less cuts, felt...
01-26-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,050
Posted By greatscott

If you are riding on mostly paths and roads there...

If you are riding on mostly paths and roads there is NO need whatsoever for a suspension fork, I would just get a steel or carbon rigid fork, carbon is lighter of course.

Unless you are are...
01-26-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By greatscott

The easiest way to tell if there should be cap...

The easiest way to tell if there should be cap there is to see if it's threaded where a cap would go, if so then yes there should be a cap there, if not then there is no need for one.
01-05-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 21,548
Posted By greatscott

At one time that wasn't true, fire was a tool for...

At one time that wasn't true, fire was a tool for bikes, I remember as kid having to put patches on and to seal the patch onto the tube we had to light the goo we used on fire to melt the patch onto...
01-05-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,820
Posted By greatscott

Wait, you got plastered drunk but showed...

Wait, you got plastered drunk but showed restraint while driving towards people around you? Did I interpret that correctly? if not please explain what you meant.
01-05-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 11,248
Posted By greatscott

Without knowing where you live, you may have said...

Without knowing where you live, you may have said in another post but there are far too many posts to read, but I've ridden on roads for over 40 years including while I lived in Los Angeles, and I...
01-05-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,720
Posted By greatscott

I too wonder about that crease, it does have the...

I too wonder about that crease, it does have the appearance of the rider hitting something first then the tubing welds failed, but regardless if he hit a curb first I would be surprised if he gets...
01-05-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By greatscott

Are you talking about the Blue company that makes...

Are you talking about the Blue company that makes fixie bikes? If so I don't think they're in business anymore, and they never did make the bikes they imported everything from overseas. I think I...
Replies: 25
Views: 6,381
Posted By greatscott

Well the NO's win! Those bikes were heavy...

Well the NO's win! Those bikes were heavy clunkers at around 31 pounds, used lower level mid end components, plus they had a odd quill seatpost. I saw one of those about 6 months ago list for...
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By greatscott

$700 is too high for a vintage bike that is not...

$700 is too high for a vintage bike that is not factory original.
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By greatscott

Unfortunately your 912 does not have all of its...

Unfortunately your 912 does not have all of its factory original components so it's probably only worth maybe $200 tops, had all the original Shimano 600 stuff still was on it you could fetch around...
12-26-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,016
Posted By greatscott

I've carried a Park MTB3 multi tool for years,...

I've carried a Park MTB3 multi tool for years, only used it once for my own purposes while on a ride, but used it several times on other peoples bikes as well as once to fix person's car. Problem is...
12-26-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,379
Posted By greatscott

Why do you think a bell would be useful? So...

Why do you think a bell would be useful? So let's say your riding alongside cars in a city, some car turns right in front of you with their windows closed and the stereo blaring, do you really think...
12-22-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,981
Posted By greatscott

Your Bucky thing has some nonsense in it! ...

Your Bucky thing has some nonsense in it!

First they say to replace your chain every 2 thousand miles, but then later they tell you to use a chain gauge. Here's the nonsense, why buy a chain...
12-08-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,596
Posted By greatscott

That is the same trainer I have so let me tell...

That is the same trainer I have so let me tell you what I do.

First off if the trainer is adjusted correctly per their instructions you will not accelerated wear on the tire, if you see tiny...
12-08-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By greatscott

what? someone responds that they use 35mm Gravel...

what? someone responds that they use 35mm Gravel King tires and somehow that's helpful info for a light road bike that is lucky if it will fit 28mm tires and no one said anything?

We don't know...
12-08-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,453
Posted By greatscott

how do you use JP Weigle Frame Saver on the...

how do you use JP Weigle Frame Saver on the outside of the frame on the metal exposed surfaces? that stuff is a sticky oil type of substance, not unlike linseed oil, and all matter of dirt and bugs...
12-08-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,606
Posted By greatscott

You can tell when the helmet has gone kaput, most...

You can tell when the helmet has gone kaput, most helmets are made of styrene or something akin to it, when this stuff begins to breakdown usually due to sweat and it will leave small particles on...
08-13-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3,030
Views: 288,289
Posted By greatscott

Yup, many crashes and no bashed head is...

Yup, many crashes and no bashed head is lucky...others have not been so lucky.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,661
Posted By greatscott

So they're made up, some are, but there is also...

So they're made up, some are, but there is also consistency in number of sites reporting the same figures which all lend support.
08-13-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,979
Posted By greatscott

Are you riding on a MTB? I don't have a problem...

Are you riding on a MTB? I don't have a problem with accepting a flat once every 6 months or so, I've been averaging about one every 3 years and that's using a thinner tube, no liners and decent...
08-13-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,979
Posted By greatscott

I tried the Lezyne glueless patches and they were...

I tried the Lezyne glueless patches and they were a major fail, they would fail about 24 hours after putting them on, but I don't have that problem with Park glueless patches, the Park will stay on...
08-12-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,979
Posted By greatscott

While tires are getting better all around, flats...

While tires are getting better all around, flats can still occur, it's not wise to go without a means to repair the flat and using your cell phone to bother someone to come get you if you do is a bit...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,661
Posted By greatscott

yup, and so did roughly 95% of the entire TDF...

yup, and so did roughly 95% of the entire TDF peloton.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,661
Posted By greatscott

yup, just use your bare hand to rub the inside of...

yup, just use your bare hand to rub the inside of the tire to find that piece of glass and leave a blood trail as you go. Geez, all you need is a small rag and let it snag on that piece of glass.
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