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08-07-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,788
Posted By TakingMyTime

Keep us posted on that murder. I'm not riding...

Keep us posted on that murder. I'm not riding right now but I have friends who travel that area a lot.
08-02-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 540
Posted By TakingMyTime

It sounds like you got a nice bike at a great...

It sounds like you got a nice bike at a great price. You seem to know your way around a bike and how to take care of one. After a few shake down rides you should be able to get a better idea of...
08-01-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 435
Posted By TakingMyTime

Ride your bike, make note of what you don't like...

Ride your bike, make note of what you don't like and then use the generally accepted principles to begin the adjustment process. After maybe 5 rides start making small adjustments and ride with...
08-01-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By TakingMyTime

A 4 week update: This Tuesday it will have...

A 4 week update:

This Tuesday it will have been 4 weeks since my accident. The pain in my ribs, shoulder and torso is only about 10% of what it was immediately after the accident, so that is...
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By TakingMyTime

If it looks as good in person (up close) I'd be a...

If it looks as good in person (up close) I'd be a buyer. It obviously need a little TLC, but not a lot. A chain, new cables and housing, bar tape and I'd be a happy guy.
07-24-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 880
Posted By TakingMyTime

I thought I had done a pretty good search before...

I thought I had done a pretty good search before posting, but I guess I missed that.
Forum: Foo
07-24-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 822
Posted By TakingMyTime

That it one beautiful car.

That it one beautiful car.
07-24-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 880
Posted By TakingMyTime

Possible ransomware attack at Garmin

They've been down for a couple of days. This article has more info....

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/garmin-shuts-down-services-after-suspected-ransomware-attack/
07-23-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By TakingMyTime

Thanks, I knew there had to be something about...

Thanks, I knew there had to be something about it but I'm unfamiliar with that brand and setup.
07-23-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By TakingMyTime

I have been looking but I would really like to be...

I have been looking but I would really like to be able to try one on before buying it. I have a very large head size 7-7/8 and sometimes a large doesn't cut it. And, with such a big head, the helmets...
07-23-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By TakingMyTime

I had just bought a der alignment tool 1 week...

I had just bought a der alignment tool 1 week before the accident. I'm all set. I haven't had the strength yet, but you are right that the bike will need a thorough going-over before I start...
07-22-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By TakingMyTime

One of the things that bother me is even though...

One of the things that bother me is even though I'm held up here a home, between my left shoulder and banged up right hand there's really nothing I can do. I can move around but attempting anything...
07-22-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By TakingMyTime

I'm definitely not wearing my sunglasses when I...

I'm definitely not wearing my sunglasses when I go through a tunnel any more. I will be dropping them onto my nose when I come to a bright to dark transition. The worst part about all of it was...
07-22-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By TakingMyTime

I'm out of the picture for a few weeks.

I'm out of the picture for at least the next 2 to 3 weeks so I won't be participating in any ride reports.

While riding on a bike path through an underpass in Irvine 2 weeks ago, the bright to...
07-21-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By TakingMyTime

I'm not sure but it appears that the arrow on the...

I'm not sure but it appears that the arrow on the spider is not lining up the the indicators on the chain ring.
07-17-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By TakingMyTime

Since you're riding primarily on paved roads......

Since you're riding primarily on paved roads... go ahead and put a pair of Bontrager Hard Case Lite tires in 700x32. Or for that matter, any quality 700x32mm width tire. You'll definitely feel the...
07-05-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,788
Posted By TakingMyTime

Very timely info for me. I was going to be...

Very timely info for me. I was going to be riding that section this Tuesday with a couple of Friends. We'll have to plan for the detour.:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,432
Posted By TakingMyTime

All good advice. Does your budget include...

All good advice.

Does your budget include any of the "essentials" like a helmet, spare tube and repair kit, maybe a water bottle and cage, a pump? Those alone could add $100 to your "out the...
07-04-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 45,070
Posted By TakingMyTime

Glenn Ranch Road is a tough little climb. I've...

Glenn Ranch Road is a tough little climb. I've done it twice from El Toro all the way up and it nearly killed me.
07-02-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By TakingMyTime

No, I'm never really in a situation where my bike...

No, I'm never really in a situation where my bike is left alone. My rides are pretty structured and the chance of me not being more than 10 feet away from it let alone out of site.... just really...
07-01-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 506
Views: 45,070
Posted By TakingMyTime

I know what you mean. When the wife and I are...

I know what you mean. When the wife and I are driving around we're always on the lookout for riders. All of a sudden she say "Look, it looks like a bike path down there with a rider on it".
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By TakingMyTime

Your hubs use loose bearings in a cup and cone...

Your hubs use loose bearings in a cup and cone configuration. They do no contain or accept "cartridge" bearings. You can disassemble them, clean the cup, cone and bearings, and at that point you...
06-30-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 45,070
Posted By TakingMyTime

From HB down to Irvine, Jamboree and Newport...

From HB down to Irvine, Jamboree and Newport Back Bay Routes. The Back Bay road was closed to walkers and bikers about 1/2 way through. Anyway, about 35 miles with a couple of old friends. I...
06-30-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,119
Posted By TakingMyTime

Lady screaming in Trader Joe's

On the news they were showing some lady that was coming unhinged due to the fact that the employees were telling her about the mask requirement in the store and asking her to leave. As she was being...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By TakingMyTime

If you mean cartridges... no.

If you mean cartridges... no.
Forum: Foo
06-29-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 988
Posted By TakingMyTime

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope you...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope you and all that were close to him are able to stay strong.
Forum: Foo
06-29-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,030
Posted By TakingMyTime

I would have to agree with you on that. I did...

I would have to agree with you on that. I did have a couple of hiccups in the past (35 years ago) where a business partner left me hanging for $13k in taxes and once when I was given a small chunk of...
Forum: Foo
06-29-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,030
Posted By TakingMyTime

Yep, it's really not as hard as everyone seems to...

Yep, it's really not as hard as everyone seems to imagine it to be. Make a few good decisions and you can live a good life. Maybe even retire early. I always like the saying "Life is hard, but...
Forum: Foo
06-28-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,030
Posted By TakingMyTime

Virus or not, the important thing is to.......

Virus or not, the important thing is to.... always, spend less than you make. When younger people ask me for investing advice I always tell them "No matter what, save money. You need to treat saving...
Forum: Foo
06-27-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,228
Posted By TakingMyTime

We're bombarded with news of not only actual...

We're bombarded with news of not only actual newsworthy issues, but so many others. People will forget or just move on to the next thing they're fed. Remember the Parkland HS shootings?, How about...
06-27-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 506
Views: 45,070
Posted By TakingMyTime

CAT7RDR, Thank you. I know you're an expert...

CAT7RDR,

Thank you. I know you're an expert in that area and I had been thinking of PM'ing you regarding different rides that I could access off of the SGRT. Every so often on the SGRT I'll see...
06-27-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 506
Views: 45,070
Posted By TakingMyTime

ob, As always, thanks for the suggestions...

ob,

As always, thanks for the suggestions and encouragement. One thing I will agree with you is getting the earliest start possible during these summer months. I am a very early riser by nature,...
Forum: Foo
06-26-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 581
Posted By TakingMyTime

I think I can blame it for my Tinnitus.

I think I can blame it for my Tinnitus.
06-26-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,028
Posted By TakingMyTime

Good thing we don't have anything like that here...

Good thing we don't have anything like that here in So Cal. If we did I'd be in a world of trouble. I'd probably be wearing a tool belt and pulling spares off of just about anything...
06-26-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 45,070
Posted By TakingMyTime

Did the SGRT to the bottom of the dam. 50 mile...

Did the SGRT to the bottom of the dam. 50 mile round trip. Monthly total 430 miles. I feel like 50 miles is becoming my long ride right now but I expect it to be the "mid" mileage ride soon. My...
06-25-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,631
Posted By TakingMyTime

Just in case anyone's holding their breath.... I...

Just in case anyone's holding their breath.... I won't be going.
06-25-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,128
Posted By TakingMyTime

I really don't want to push this thread in...

I really don't want to push this thread in another direction, but...

Every business has it's limitations. You can't make all the people happy all the time. But you can sure make a heck of an...
06-24-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,560
Posted By TakingMyTime

The one thing about the SGRT is when you start to...

The one thing about the SGRT is when you start to get north of the 5 fwy is that it's very dirty. I can't believe how dirty my bike got on just 1 ride.
06-24-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 45,070
Posted By TakingMyTime

up the SGRT from El Dorado Park to the top of the...

up the SGRT from El Dorado Park to the top of the dam. 54 miles in all. Left early and didn't run into too much heat on the ride back. That's my farthest 1 ride mileage since I've been keeping...
06-24-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,560
Posted By TakingMyTime

I wrote my question as I was sitting here this...

I wrote my question as I was sitting here this morning trying to decide where to ride. I finally decided there's no better way to find out than to do it yourself, so I rode from El Dorado Park to...
06-24-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,560
Posted By TakingMyTime

I'm curious what it looks like from about the 5...

I'm curious what it looks like from about the 5 fwy north to the Santa Fe Dam? I'd be leaving around the El Dorado Park area and I'm familiar with the the path up to about the 5 fwy. After that, I...
06-24-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 506
Views: 45,070
Posted By TakingMyTime

I remember mentioning to the wife that there were...

I remember mentioning to the wife that there were some people there doing repeats up and down the grade. I pointed out that some of the people we saw going up the grade when we got there were doing...
06-23-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 45,070
Posted By TakingMyTime

^^^ That hill up from the tide pools would be a...

^^^ That hill up from the tide pools would be a gut. The wife and I were there about a year ago and our car had a hard time going up that hill.
06-22-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By TakingMyTime

I am considering this option. For right now I...

I am considering this option. For right now I think by raising the clamp a little bit I have made it usable and safe, although not perfect. I got this bike for free and I'm trying to only invest...
06-22-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By TakingMyTime

It is a small women's frame. After lowering the...

It is a small women's frame. After lowering the seat to a height which is comfortable for my wife there really isn't going to be a lot of post showing.

I did loosent the seatpost clamp and raised...
06-22-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By TakingMyTime

Setting up Center Pull Brakes

I've been doing a light restore on an old '72 Super Sport with Center Pull brakes. But I've reached a point where I need to seek some advice. I've looked at Schwinn manuals and a hundred photos of...
06-20-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By TakingMyTime

'72 Schwinn Super Sport - Before/After

Pretty close to done so I thought I'd post it up. Just need to cable it up and throw a chain on it (and put the brakes back on it). The wheels are the biggest problem, a couple of loose spokes and I...
06-20-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 617
Posted By TakingMyTime

Dual compound Salmon/Black. Don't take it as i...

Dual compound Salmon/Black. Don't take it as i consider Kool-Stop to be the best there is, it's just that personally I think they're much better than Shimano pads.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2,851
Views: 742,359
Posted By TakingMyTime

I've never purchased from these guys before, but...

I've never purchased from these guys before, but they do seem to have been mentioned on this forum in the past as being reliable.

Continental Grand Prix 4-season $32.99
...
06-20-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 617
Posted By TakingMyTime

Personally I have never thought that Shimano pads...

Personally I have never thought that Shimano pads were that exceptional. I know it sounds like a lot of hype here on the forum, but ever since using Kool-Stop pads I would never go back to Shimano...
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