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Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7,343
Views: 107,892
Posted By big john

Never saw one of them. Love the 2 rims welded...

Never saw one of them. Love the 2 rims welded together, heard of that for the early Iditabike.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 208
Posted By big john

It's still a bike. Change the tires if you want....

It's still a bike. Change the tires if you want. A friend of mine who was very fast did a charity ride century on his steel hardtail mountain bike with knobbies. He toyed with people on their road...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7,343
Views: 107,892
Posted By big john

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7,343
Views: 107,892
Posted By big john

Pretty sure he was hauling ass, went into the...

Pretty sure he was hauling ass, went into the center divider, careened off into the right shoulder, clipped a tree and rolled.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7,343
Views: 107,892
Posted By big john

Will this bike have 700c wheels? Might have...

Will this bike have 700c wheels? Might have shaped the seat tube to bring the rear wheel in a little, shorten the stays. A friend who is 4'10" had a custom built with 650 wheels. Said she wishes she...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7,343
Views: 107,892
Posted By big john

Nice ride today, just two of us. We scrapped the...

Nice ride today, just two of us. We scrapped the plan to go east because of the wind and scrapped the plan B of doing a big-ish climb because his legs were tired from 6 days of riding. We circulated...
02-23-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5,640
Views: 342,023
Posted By big john

How about 20 kilowatts? Simon Cowell broke his...

How about 20 kilowatts?
Simon Cowell broke his back riding an e-bike or did he? - CyclingTips (https://cyclingtips.com/2020/08/simon-cowell-broke-his-back-riding-an-e-bike-or-did-he/)
02-23-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5,640
Views: 342,023
Posted By big john

A friend who was a good road rider got an e- bike...

A friend who was a good road rider got an e- bike after a heart issue. He modified it to go 40 mph. He was with our group on a hilly ride and pushed me up a longish grade. I've been pushed before by...
02-23-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 845
Posted By big john

I, too, have a larger than average head....

I, too, have a larger than average head. Motorcycle and bicycle helmets are hard to find but I've been using Giro on the bike and certain models work for me. I have never found any other bicycle...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7,343
Views: 107,892
Posted By big john

@90kg, that would mean 360 for me.

@90kg, that would mean 360 for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7,343
Views: 107,892
Posted By big john

Try one of the online fit calculators. Your...

Try one of the online fit calculators. Your height alone isn't enough to go on. Bike Fit Calculator | Find Your Bike Size | Competitive Cyclist...
02-23-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 845
Posted By big john

Why would color coordinating his outfit make him...

Why would color coordinating his outfit make him have to carry his bike 8 miles?

If you buy a new helmet, can't you tell if it fits before you go for a ride?

Why is your seat sinking after an...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By big john

If you can see it dirt can get in. If you're only...

If you can see it dirt can get in. If you're only riding it on clean, dry roads and not putting a ton of miles on it then it will probably be ok. If dirt/grit gets in there that could be bad.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By big john

Did you try E bay? If you can't find a seal maybe...

Did you try E bay? If you can't find a seal maybe you could find a hub to cannibalize. Or ride it as is and clean and grease it often.
02-22-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 845
Posted By big john

I don't subscribe to this and only "take the...

I don't subscribe to this and only "take the lane" under extreme conditions.
02-22-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 845
Posted By big john

Here in California tinting front windows is...

Here in California tinting front windows is forbidden but lots of people have them so dark you can't tell if anyone is in the car if you're standing right next to it. When I was working I didn't like...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,573
Posted By big john

I think aluminum is a bad material for a fork.

I think aluminum is a bad material for a fork.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,573
Posted By big john

It may not be exactly the same, but, depending on...

It may not be exactly the same, but, depending on the repair, it's doubtful anyone could feel the difference. And if they could, the repair is probably preferable to tossing the frame into the trash....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,573
Posted By big john

It's tough to say what the "equivalent" CF frame...

It's tough to say what the "equivalent" CF frame is to a given aluminum frame, but there are CF bikes now that seem to be a pretty good deal. $2200 for a 105 bike.
Viathon Bicycles | R.1 Road Bike |...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,573
Posted By big john

They're cheap now, in line with other materials.

They're cheap now, in line with other materials.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,573
Posted By big john

Funny, I have a titanium framed bike and it is...

Funny, I have a titanium framed bike and it is quite stiff, bordering on brutal on rough roads. My steel framed bike rides smoother. I rode a friend's titanium Moots and it was springy and soft.
The...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,573
Posted By big john

Oh, no. Material threads are a constant on the...

Oh, no. Material threads are a constant on the forum, although the disk/rim brake argument has taken over lately.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7,343
Views: 107,892
Posted By big john

When I took electric car classes and we opened up...

When I took electric car classes and we opened up the batteries they kept an insulated pole with a hook on the end in case one of us fell on something high voltage. We were taught how to use the pole...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7,343
Views: 107,892
Posted By big john

Here he is with some other old dudes. ...

Here he is with some other old dudes.
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Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7,343
Views: 107,892
Posted By big john

You're pretty close to that "Repack Road" which I...

You're pretty close to that "Repack Road" which I think is on Mt Tamalpais.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7,343
Views: 107,892
Posted By big john

The early mountain bikers loved those old...

The early mountain bikers loved those old Schwinns.
https://thecabe.com/forum/attachments/oceanside-20120623-00072-jpg.55833/...
02-22-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 490
Posted By big john

There were levers on seatposts years ago. Now,...

There were levers on seatposts years ago. Now, most have a thumb lever on the bar. My mtb has a small thumb lever that uses a standard Shimano shift cable to actuate the post. The cable is run...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7,343
Views: 107,892
Posted By big john

fify

fify
02-21-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2,094
Views: 240,773
Posted By big john

Steel Pulse- Ravers - YouTube

Steel Pulse- Ravers - YouTube
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7,343
Views: 107,892
Posted By big john

I was in my last rental for 16 years and when the...

I was in my last rental for 16 years and when the landlord died, his sister inherited the house. She tried to sell it with us living there but couldn't get an acceptable offer. She decided to evict...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7,343
Views: 107,892
Posted By big john

Lots of easy trail riding. ...

Lots of easy trail riding.
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After that climb comes the featured descent. I couldn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7,343
Views: 107,892
Posted By big john

Too windy for road riding near home yesterday so...

Too windy for road riding near home yesterday so I drove to a mountain bike trail about 45 miles from home. It was nice there and I got really tired. I didn't take pictures but found some on the web....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7,343
Views: 107,892
Posted By big john

My friend in East Texas said she has water as of...

My friend in East Texas said she has water as of this morning.:bday: Also, it has started warming and the snow is melting. Still no power, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7,343
Views: 107,892
Posted By big john

They talked about this in that mountain bike...

They talked about this in that mountain bike movie I posted last week.
02-20-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By big john

That's enough of that! Hope you feel better fast.

That's enough of that! Hope you feel better fast.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7,343
Views: 107,892
Posted By big john

It was a wind advisory day again so I skipped the...

It was a wind advisory day again so I skipped the road ride and drove to a mountain bike riding area. I rode 4.5 hours with some long, steep climbs. There is a 3 mile climb with ruts and loose rocks...
02-19-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 490
Posted By big john

Wireless, $800. RockShox Reverb AXS Dropper...

Wireless, $800.
RockShox Reverb AXS Dropper Seatpost | Competitive Cyclist...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7,343
Views: 107,892
Posted By big john

Did you hate the desk?

Did you hate the desk?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7,343
Views: 107,892
Posted By big john

I last worked inside a building in the early 70s...

I last worked inside a building in the early 70s when I worked at factories. Sometimes it sucks working outside, like when it's 110 degrees, but being stuck inside sucks, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7,343
Views: 107,892
Posted By big john

Glad to hear!!

Glad to hear!!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7,343
Views: 107,892
Posted By big john

Uh oh. I hope it goes well or I'll be in deep...

Uh oh. I hope it goes well or I'll be in deep do-do.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By big john

I don't know if the OP is coming back but I spoke...

I don't know if the OP is coming back but I spoke to this guy years ago and he would make custom stuff for people. Might be worth a call,he seemed to know what he was talking about.
High Sierra...
02-19-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 718
Posted By big john

I don't know anything about all these numbers you...

I don't know anything about all these numbers you guys are talking about but I've found many doctors aren't familiar with cyclists/athletes and are used to dealing with sedentary people. I go to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 817
Posted By big john

It's "Flite" and it's the name of a series of...

It's "Flite" and it's the name of a series of saddles from Selle Italia. Lots of different saddles named Flite.
It doesn't matter what anyone else uses. Nothing on a bike is more personal than the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7,343
Views: 107,892
Posted By big john

Same here. When they moved the bathroom sink they...

Same here. When they moved the bathroom sink they put some funky angles in the drain which plugs easily and cannot be snaked. They also moved the water heater to the opposite side of the house, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7,343
Views: 107,892
Posted By big john

More like shreds.

More like shreds.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7,343
Views: 107,892
Posted By big john

We had no disposal in our last place where I...

We had no disposal in our last place where I lived for 16 years. Mrs John used to wish for one often. Now we have one and she put a bunch of potato peelings in it on Thanksgiving and plugged up the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7,343
Views: 107,892
Posted By big john

Cycling Legend Greg LeMond Launches A New...

Cycling Legend Greg LeMond Launches A New Signature Bike Brand (forbes.com)...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7,343
Views: 107,892
Posted By big john

Maybe add fiber to their diet?

Maybe add fiber to their diet?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7,343
Views: 107,892
Posted By big john

I'm sorry to read all this. Maybe you could get...

I'm sorry to read all this. Maybe you could get an old mtb and do some dirt roads? At least you would be riding.
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