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09-15-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 111
Posted By FiftySix

Real nice work there, Foxonabike. :thumb: ...

Real nice work there, Foxonabike. :thumb:

90mm cranks sure seem short and low on leverage to me. Is that a common crank length for stand up bikes? :)
09-15-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 69
Posted By FiftySix

I love those kind of bars. Makes me think of...

I love those kind of bars.

Makes me think of my motorcycle days and they feel good while riding, too. :)
Forum: Commuting
09-14-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1,149
Views: 118,360
Posted By FiftySix

Hard to say. I'd like to see a photo. ...

Hard to say. I'd like to see a photo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLkd61qew5g
Forum: Commuting
09-14-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,229
Posted By FiftySix

Wild life. Yeah, sometimes I wish wild life would...

Wild life. Yeah, sometimes I wish wild life would shut up and go back to sleep. :D
Forum: Commuting
09-14-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,229
Posted By FiftySix

Hotel curtains work great for conditions like...

Hotel curtains work great for conditions like that.
09-14-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 583
Posted By FiftySix

Might be the school district he lives within. ...

Might be the school district he lives within.

Around here, the school bus drivers are pretty good. It's the city bus drivers that have no regard for other traffic on the road.
Forum: Foo
09-14-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8,101
Views: 751,515
Posted By FiftySix

A metal roof! Nice upgrade.

A metal roof! Nice upgrade.
Forum: Foo
09-14-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8,101
Views: 751,515
Posted By FiftySix

I guess that truck is dropping off the new...

I guess that truck is dropping off the new roofing materials?
Forum: Foo
09-14-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,792
Posted By FiftySix

Indeed. I found a general service shop I trust,...

Indeed. I found a general service shop I trust, but they have changed ownership/management about a year ago. They don't have any of my old repair records, so I look like a new customer to them with...
09-14-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 583
Posted By FiftySix

The school district I live in, all the elementary...

The school district I live in, all the elementary schools are built within neighborhoods. School buses here do not pick up any age student that lives less than two miles away, unless there are...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 383
Posted By FiftySix

??? ...

???

https://www.bikeforums.net/21120420-post10116.html
Forum: Commuting
09-13-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,229
Posted By FiftySix

How long are ya gonna wait for an affirmative...

How long are ya gonna wait for an affirmative response?







:innocent:
Forum: Foo
09-13-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10,129
Views: 2,051,441
Posted By FiftySix

I was thinking it was a social halitosis session.

I was thinking it was a social halitosis session.
Forum: Commuting
09-13-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,149
Views: 118,360
Posted By FiftySix

If it was in good shape, I would have probably...

If it was in good shape, I would have probably kept it. Pocket knives or clip on knives are beyond useful.

I carry one every day and use it for opening boxes, cutting straps or rope, trimming...
09-13-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,608
Posted By FiftySix

I'm thinking the auto repair shop analogy was...

I'm thinking the auto repair shop analogy was brought into the thread by someone before Milton Keynes did. :foo:
09-13-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,195
Posted By FiftySix

I tell ya, if I had the coin to blow I'd like a...

I tell ya, if I had the coin to blow I'd like a modern Penny Farthing to cruise around on. :)

https://www.unicycle.com/unicycle-com-54-mk4-penny-farthing-black-black/
...
09-13-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,228
Posted By FiftySix

Yep. I've heard many stories about how doctors...

Yep. I've heard many stories about how doctors treat their patients. It would appear that those with very good insurance coverage will get very good medical treatment, while those with less insurance...
09-13-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 583
Posted By FiftySix

Weird. School districts around here got rid of...

Weird. School districts around here got rid of books years ago.
Forum: Foo
09-13-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 573
Posted By FiftySix

Yesterday was cool here as well. Only about 85...

Yesterday was cool here as well. Only about 85 degrees on the car thermometer. Which was a great help as I was working on a machine in a plant where the plant is always hotter than the outside...
Forum: Foo
09-13-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By FiftySix

Same here. My Cajun wife used to make quite...

Same here.

My Cajun wife used to make quite a bit of Cajun food. She's been in Texas so long (21 years?) that she now makes Tex-Mex, Asian, Southern, and whatever else EXCEPT Cajun food.

Her...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,229
Posted By FiftySix

Sun Time. Exactly. That's why I like the...

Sun Time. Exactly.

That's why I like the Split the Difference idea. Humans keep messing with the clock (yes, we need clocks), but we ought to set that clock in between DST and ST, and let us all...
09-13-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 478
Posted By FiftySix

I vote for you getting a second bike Fen. It...

I vote for you getting a second bike Fen.

It sounds like you're not done with offroad riding and that Trek Roscoe 8 sure isn't a 20 year old rigid mountain bike asking to be turned into a road...
Forum: Foo
09-13-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 419
Posted By FiftySix

A few laughs on that list. Serving corn on...

A few laughs on that list.

Serving corn on the cob to denture wearers. :D
09-12-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,195
Posted By FiftySix

True. That red bike is 66" with 38...

True.



That red bike is 66" with 38 tooth front / 16 tooth rear sprockets and 700x42 tires. 700 tires usually have a larger diameter than 26 inch tires, which will increase the gear inches...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,229
Posted By FiftySix

Clearly. :innocent:

Clearly. :innocent:
09-12-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,608
Posted By FiftySix

Weird. You're expected to hang out at a bar,...

Weird. You're expected to hang out at a bar, because your a drinking customer. Probably not legal to purchase a poured boozy beverage and walk out the door with it either.

By the way, I don't see...
09-11-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By FiftySix

My only experience is with the 21st century...

My only experience is with the 21st century Schwinn cruisers.

Someone around here has linked the webpage below before. Worth a look see for the old Schwinn catalog scans.
...
09-11-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By FiftySix

Currently on sale $150 not including shipping....

Currently on sale $150 not including shipping. 26" front and rear wheel set. :)

https://www.americasbikecompany.com/Shimano-Nexus-3-p/x-wheel-shimano3set.htm
Forum: Commuting
09-11-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,229
Posted By FiftySix

For many, summer days are longer than winter...

For many, summer days are longer than winter days. It's not just the shift from DST to ST.



Same here. I've proposed for years (to my minions) the idea of getting rid of DST and ST to have a...
09-10-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By FiftySix

Unfortunately, that forum is severely lethargic...

Unfortunately, that forum is severely lethargic and apparently widely ignored at BF. Not that I can add anything to boost its level of visitors, though. :o
Forum: Foo
09-10-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,792
Posted By FiftySix

This is a tough one. If you have the cash to...

This is a tough one. If you have the cash to basically "self insure" your cars mechanically, I'd bank the money that would go to AutoPOM and either proactively do the repair or keep the oil fresh and...
Forum: Foo
09-10-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,792
Posted By FiftySix

I have gone from changing my own oil, to using...

I have gone from changing my own oil, to using oil change services, and back to changing my own oil. Same with an automatic transmission fluid*, every 30,000 miles regardless if the owners manual...
09-10-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,195
Posted By FiftySix

Center axis of crank to center axis of pedal. ...

Center axis of crank to center axis of pedal.

My Schwinns with one piece cranks were/are approximately 180mm* if I recall correctly. My other two bikes with 3 piece cranks are 170mm.

Edit: *7...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,031
Posted By FiftySix

I'm thinking if you're trying to make that...

I'm thinking if you're trying to make that Gazelle fit like the bike in that video, you need a different bike.
09-10-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,195
Posted By FiftySix

Compare your single speed bikes to your geared...

Compare your single speed bikes to your geared bikes on that calculator. That's how I got accustomed to the whole gear inches thing.

I knew I liked 5th gear most on my old 7 speed, which happened...
Forum: Foo
09-10-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,792
Posted By FiftySix

They will try to weasel out every time to a...

They will try to weasel out every time to a do-it-yourselfer.

They will claim you aren't a certified "oil changer" and your homemade records aren't as accurate and legitimate as a company that...
09-09-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By FiftySix

You do have a two wrenches to fit the cone and...

You do have a two wrenches to fit the cone and locknut, right?

If your Schwinn is like what I just went through with my wife's 7 speed Schwinn, the cone that slides inside the sprocket cluster...
09-09-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,195
Posted By FiftySix

Hey there, 3S1M. That red Schwinn...

Hey there, 3S1M. That red Schwinn (https://www.bikeforums.net/21114620-post1058.html) that you and I were conversing about in the Cruiser Forum is set up similar to a full size BMX cruiser. That's...
09-09-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By FiftySix

I never knew that. Thanks for the link. :thumb:

I never knew that. Thanks for the link. :thumb:
Forum: Foo
09-09-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 85,242
Posted By FiftySix

The Persuade collection captures the essence of...

The Persuade collection captures the essence of modernity in subtle curves and clean lines. With its sleek symmetry, this Persuade toilet bowl adds style to the bathroom, while the elongated,...
09-09-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 18,196
Posted By FiftySix

I'd say those bars got dropped off the back of a...

I'd say those bars got dropped off the back of a freight truck and run over by the bus behind it. How that turned out a symmetrical set of bends is nearing lottery winning odds.

:D
09-09-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By FiftySix

I really don't have experience with utility bikes...

I really don't have experience with utility bikes with electric motors. I do hope the thicker tubes work for you, Hikaru! :)
09-09-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By FiftySix

Two sets of Hookworms! I thought you just moved...

Two sets of Hookworms! I thought you just moved them over from one bike to the other. :D



Every tire set I have is heavy compared to roadie tires. Such are the choices I make that keep me...
09-09-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By FiftySix

Those tires look right at home on that bike....

Those tires look right at home on that bike. :thumb:
09-09-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 296,065
Posted By FiftySix

Look at the sidewall of the tire and look for...

Look at the sidewall of the tire and look for "American" or metric numbers. For instance, the new tires on my wife's bike up above are 26"x2.125" / 559(rim diameter)x54 metric. A typical cruiser tire...
09-09-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 296,065
Posted By FiftySix

Well known in the bicycle world is Sheldon...

Well known in the bicycle world is Sheldon Brown's gear calculator. https://sheldonbrown.com/gear-calc.html

If you know your tire size, front sprocket teeth count, rear sprocket teeth count (or...
09-09-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 296,065
Posted By FiftySix

Anytime I change old tires, I change tubes and...

Anytime I change old tires, I change tubes and rim strips. The old rim strips were hard and brittle. The tubes weren't bad yet, but I installed new thick thorn resistant tubes so my daughter will be...
09-09-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 296,065
Posted By FiftySix

Good catch. :) The front sprocket has 38...

Good catch. :)

The front sprocket has 38 teeth. With the original 19 tooth rear sprocket and 700x35 tires, that bike was set for about 54 gear inches. Yes, a low speed gear for sure.

As seen in...
09-09-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By FiftySix

There were no holes through the tire on the last...

There were no holes through the tire on the last couple flats?
09-09-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By FiftySix

Can't wait to see those Hookworms on that bike. :)

Can't wait to see those Hookworms on that bike. :)
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