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08-06-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 459
Posted By leob1

The Hollywood will do less damage to your bike.

The Hollywood will do less damage to your bike.
08-06-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,387
Posted By leob1

It was common back when steel ruled, that riders...

It was common back when steel ruled, that riders would have their frames made by their preferred builder, then painted in their sponsors colors and logos. Which is probably how this came about.
08-04-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Posted By leob1

G to your Local Bike Shop(LBS) and ask for a...

G to your Local Bike Shop(LBS) and ask for a quick link. they should have them for 5,6,7 speed, 8 speed, nine speed, 10 speed and 11 speed chains.
07-29-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,566
Posted By leob1

Pump? No, just the gas, and one or two spare...

Pump? No, just the gas, and one or two spare tubes. The only time I had a problem was when I got two flats at once, and only had one spare tube. I was a half mile from home, so I did the walk of...
07-22-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By leob1

I think that at one time or another everybody had...

I think that at one time or another everybody had one of those. And most are now covered in dust or in the bottom of the bottom drawer, or in a landfill. They tend to be poorly made, fit nut...
Forum: Foo
07-20-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 839
Posted By leob1

My BIL was interviewing for an IT position he had...

My BIL was interviewing for an IT position he had open. Some guy listed TRS-80 on his resume. He got the job.
07-20-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 461
Posted By leob1

What is the hanger made of? If it's aluminium,...

What is the hanger made of? If it's aluminium, which most if not all are, it will most likely break when you try to bend it back flat. They are replaceable, it's best to just get a new one and...
07-17-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 358
Posted By leob1

Sounds like a good excuse to upgrade.

Sounds like a good excuse to upgrade.
07-14-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,756
Posted By leob1

I ran over a squirrel, and a snake(same one...

I ran over a squirrel, and a snake(same one twice), and a drone.
07-14-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,078
Posted By leob1

When you have an areobelly the waist band of...

When you have an areobelly the waist band of shorts tend to roll, bibs prevent that and are much more comfortable.


That's kind of the point, see above.
07-13-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By leob1

A bicycle is the best way to gt around NYC. And...

A bicycle is the best way to gt around NYC. And there are already so many folks riding bikes, they are already a part of traffic.
07-08-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,772
Posted By leob1

The user/owner manuals that come\cae with...

The user/owner manuals that come\cae with bicycles was\is pretty generic. And mostly useless.
Google is you friend, just search for "How do i adjust " component name.
Most bike adjustment,...
06-23-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 890
Posted By leob1

Put a cable lock on it and don't worry.

Put a cable lock on it and don't worry.
06-23-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,755
Posted By leob1

Now that is the sign of the hardman of the...

Now that is the sign of the hardman of the peloton.
06-19-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 321
Posted By leob1

Throw that pin away and use a quick link. Life...

Throw that pin away and use a quick link. Life will be easier if you ever want to remove the chain.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-16-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,261
Posted By leob1

And there is my next project!

And there is my next project!
06-16-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 926
Posted By leob1

If there is one thing I'd advise to NOT buy...

If there is one thing I'd advise to NOT buy online are shoes. I've done, got lucky once, not so lucky the second time. For the best fit you should go to a few shops and try on shoes from different...
06-11-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By leob1

Since short, bibs, tights and knickers are ridden...

Since short, bibs, tights and knickers are ridden in commando, it's a one and done deal. Washed after every use. I also have enough jersevy to wash after every use.
If your chain makes noise,...
06-11-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 869
Posted By leob1

Maybe they are trying to show that that shoe...

Maybe they are trying to show that that shoe works with a pedal style the is popular with track riders?
06-03-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,822
Posted By leob1

I've changed plenty of tubes on rides, summer,...

I've changed plenty of tubes on rides, summer, winter and in between. It's just a part of riding. I carry spare tubes and swap them, then patch the puncture at home. But there have been times when...
05-27-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,022
Posted By leob1

Practice unclipping both feet. You'll use one...

Practice unclipping both feet. You'll use one more than the other most of the time, but every once in a while you'll need to unclip and put the off side foot down first. It's good to have the...
05-26-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,561
Posted By leob1

A cable is also a good way to secure you bike on...

A cable is also a good way to secure you bike on your car rack. I loop mine around the frame, and lock it to the hitch.
05-22-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,104
Posted By leob1

When my pedals get difficult to get out of it's...

When my pedals get difficult to get out of it's usually becuase they are dirty, so I hose them down with regular WD-40, wipe them off and they work much better.
You also have to remember to twist...
05-04-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 464
Posted By leob1

I bought a knock off for $79-ish. The video...

I bought a knock off for $79-ish. The video quality is ok, not good enough for Discovery channel but good enough for me.
The first time I put it on my bike, clamped to the handle bar, it fell off,...
Forum: Foo
05-01-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By leob1

I was at the local junk yard on an unrelated...

I was at the local junk yard on an unrelated issue, LOTS of broken glass on the ground, piles of it.
I did it like that to make it easier to clean up, he didn't notice.
05-01-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By leob1

Since my repair has been postponed due to the...

Since my repair has been postponed due to the ongoing pandemic, and the weather is getting nicer, I want to ride. I got a truss and could not imagine wearing it while riding. That could be due to...
05-01-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By leob1

Solid foam tires so they don't go flat. Would I...

Solid foam tires so they don't go flat. Would I use one on my road bike, no. On the balance bike it won't make a difference.
Balance bikes are the best way to get a kid riding.
05-01-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,147
Posted By leob1

WD-40 Bike Dry, works reasonably well, But like I...

WD-40 Bike Dry, works reasonably well, But like I have found with most dry lubes you need to apply it more often.
And it has a pleasant odor.
Any lube is better than no lube.
Forum: Foo
04-22-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By leob1

My son bought his first new car, a 2016 Ford...

My son bought his first new car, a 2016 Ford fiesta ST in early March. Our house had trees that would shed branches from time to time on to the driveway. So I was at the junk yard on another...
04-21-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By leob1

If you don't already have it, change to...

If you don't already have it, change to compressionless housing. You'll notice a difference.
04-16-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By leob1

My 2006 Trek 7.5 FX came with a aluminium fork,...

My 2006 Trek 7.5 FX came with a aluminium fork, stem, and bars. I eventually swapped the stem and bars for carbon fiber stem and bars. The feeling of the ride was changed dramatically. There was...
04-14-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By leob1

Unless your hand brazing while building a new...

Unless your hand brazing while building a new frame, there really is no reason to use a torch on a bicycle.
Brake cleaner is much better than alcohol.
Forum: Foo
04-13-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,063
Posted By leob1

You still don't have any beer. And why don't...

You still don't have any beer.
And why don't you keep an emergency stash?
04-13-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,813
Posted By leob1

I would not have taken you to be a blingy bar...

I would not have taken you to be a blingy bar tape kind of guy. I like the paint on the frame.
04-02-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 492
Posted By leob1

After hitting a steel plate on the road and...

After hitting a steel plate on the road and getting two flats at once, I carry two tubes and enough co2 to inflate them both.
In addition to the patch kit and gas for flat #3...
03-25-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By leob1

In the shop, putting the cutting guide on the...

In the shop, putting the cutting guide on the fork makes cutting the steerer tube quick, easy and precise. Well worth having.
At home, where I've cut maybe four steerers over my cycling life, an...
03-24-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By leob1

the only thing not normal is calling tires tyres.

the only thing not normal is calling tires tyres.
03-24-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By leob1

Some headset\frames respond better to taping them...

Some headset\frames respond better to taping them in than others. Go slow, tap easy, and even around the circumference. And make sure you are starting even. And be very careful it stays even.
03-18-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,444
Posted By leob1

Front Freewheel system, why?

Front Freewheel system, why?
03-09-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,286
Posted By leob1

or flattened by the truck passing you.

or flattened by the truck passing you.
03-04-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 775
Posted By leob1

This.

This.
03-02-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,442
Posted By leob1

Just like women, my favorite is the one that's...

Just like women, my favorite is the one that's under me.
03-02-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,572
Posted By leob1

That is what you should be striving for.

That is what you should be striving for.
02-28-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 789
Posted By leob1

Got a small problem 'down there'...

The past few weeks I've been doing penance on the trainer in the basement until things get warmer and lighter. Not having any real problems or pain while on the bike. The other day I had my...
02-28-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,381
Posted By leob1

These days just getting outside to ride is an...

These days just getting outside to ride is an achievement.
02-28-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By leob1

Just go to your favorite LBS, buy 6 feet of...

Just go to your favorite LBS, buy 6 feet of proper shifter housing, and new cables while your at it, and be done with the job correctly. No need to buy a spool.
02-28-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 669
Posted By leob1

Having worked in the machining industry, most...

Having worked in the machining industry, most tool and die makers would rather use a power too whenever they can, it just a matter of saving time. Some detail work requires the rifflers, but not...
02-28-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By leob1

What's the difference?

What's the difference?
02-24-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,953
Posted By leob1

More than 27 years ago, I put a rear mounted...

More than 27 years ago, I put a rear mounted child seat on my road bike (I also put on some fatter tires 28?). While you could say it worked, the extra weight on the back had a big effect on the...
02-18-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By leob1

Use the 8.8 steel bolts. Then go to your local...

Use the 8.8 steel bolts. Then go to your local flea market, find the guy selling outdated and\or discontinued cosmetics. They usually have a rack of finger nail polish. But a bottle in the color...
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