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02-24-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 913
Posted By Retro Grouch

That's a lot of money! My honest answer is...

That's a lot of money!

My honest answer is that I would give up cycling for a billion dollars. Afterward I think that I would second guess and regret the decision because the foolish things that...
02-22-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 993
Posted By Retro Grouch

That's what I think too.

That's what I think too.
02-22-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 626
Posted By Retro Grouch

I used to run marathons. When an orthopedic...

I used to run marathons. When an orthopedic surgeon explained to me the process of repairing and rehabbing my achilles tendons I decided to give up running and just ride my bike. A good choice.
02-22-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,610
Posted By Retro Grouch

I think that it all comes down to finances. ...

I think that it all comes down to finances.

Essentially, you have a pretty high end bike that you bought 28 years ago. You are growing dissatisfied with it because of technology changes. A new...
02-22-21, 02:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,432
Posted By Retro Grouch

I have no idea of the answer to your question. ...

I have no idea of the answer to your question.

25 years ago (more or less) I crashed on my bike and seriously broke my collarbone. It took 2 surgeries to get it stabilized properly. My insurance...
02-21-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 676
Posted By Retro Grouch

Painter's canvas drop cloth from the Sherwin...

Painter's canvas drop cloth from the Sherwin Williams store. They have lots of sizes and they are cheap. Also handy for covering the back seat when you want to transport your bike in your car.
02-21-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 684
Posted By Retro Grouch

Where is the first spoke crossing relative to the...

Where is the first spoke crossing relative to the hub flange?
02-19-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Retro Grouch

That's almost an inch. That sounds like quite a...

That's almost an inch. That sounds like quite a bit to me.
02-18-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 674
Posted By Retro Grouch

Not a problem. I lie all the time.

Not a problem. I lie all the time.
02-18-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 642
Posted By Retro Grouch

I'm betting this, if true, is going to be a short...

I'm betting this, if true, is going to be a short lived policy.
02-18-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By Retro Grouch

You're only talking about 1.5mm difference on a...

You're only talking about 1.5mm difference on a derailleur bike that warps the chain sideways to shift. That's not very much difference.

My general philosophy is, if I already own parts, I'll...
02-17-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,028
Posted By Retro Grouch

None of the boxes exactly fit my situation. ...

None of the boxes exactly fit my situation.

Once I discovered that Brooks saddles eliminated my "numb manhood" issue I went all Brooks until I stopped riding diamond frame bicycles.
02-16-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 336
Posted By Retro Grouch

There's "perfect color match" and there's "not...

There's "perfect color match" and there's "not exactly". "Not exactly" usually looks like it doesn't belong.
02-16-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,285
Posted By Retro Grouch

Sometimes I feel like an analogue man who has...

Sometimes I feel like an analogue man who has been trapped in a digital world.

Big/big, bypassing the derailleur and figure out the shortest place you could rejoin the chain. Add 1 inch to that. ...
02-16-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By Retro Grouch

Here's the deal: That bicycle has only one job -...

Here's the deal: That bicycle has only one job - to absolutely delight just one of the 7 1/2 billion people on earth. Nobody else's opinion matters.

The worst thing that can happen is that...
02-16-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 860
Posted By Retro Grouch

My wife and I have transitioned to riding tadpole...

My wife and I have transitioned to riding tadpole trikes.

Likes: No balance issues. If you get tired climbing a hill, you can simply stop and start uphill again whenever you feel up to it. No...
02-16-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 603
Posted By Retro Grouch

Progressively tighter on all of the cogs or does...

Progressively tighter on all of the cogs or does it just seem too tight on the biggest one? If it's the latter, my guess is that a 1/4 turn on the low limit screw will fix it.
02-16-21, 04:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 283
Posted By Retro Grouch

A steel frame Rpckhopper. What a great find! ...

A steel frame Rpckhopper. What a great find! Probably 25 years old.

I'm thinking that bike pre-dates cartridge bottom brackets so the separate spindle would miss that fastener. It's probably...
02-15-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 762
Posted By Retro Grouch

No political commentary.

No political commentary.
02-14-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By Retro Grouch

What are you trying to accomplish? My...

What are you trying to accomplish?

My general philosophy is: if I already OWN parts, I'll bolt up almost anything and see if I can make it work to my satisfaction. If I'm BUYING parts, I'll only...
02-14-21, 02:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 667
Posted By Retro Grouch

I don't know how that's going to work on a...

I don't know how that's going to work on a tandem. You don't have quite the feel and finess for shifting.
02-13-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 856
Posted By Retro Grouch

The real trick has more to do with the rim. The...

The real trick has more to do with the rim. The rim accounts for most of the difference in spoke length requirements. Most of the problems that inexperienced wheelbuilders experience have to with...
02-13-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,645
Posted By Retro Grouch

What is your objective? Cost-wise, you are...

What is your objective?

Cost-wise, you are starting down an unpleasant journey.
02-13-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,395
Posted By Retro Grouch

That's exactly the kind of place my grandson is...

That's exactly the kind of place my grandson is looking to buy.
02-12-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,395
Posted By Retro Grouch

If I were designing a garage with bicycle storage...

If I were designing a garage with bicycle storage in mind, I'd be thinking vertically. How much unused overhead space are you going to have?
01-29-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,649
Posted By Retro Grouch

How long are your cranks? I encountered that...

How long are your cranks? I encountered that issue after I had my broken fenur repaired. The solution for me has been 165mm crankarms to reduce the required range of motion.
01-25-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,211
Posted By Retro Grouch

The more that I learn about tiers, the more I...

The more that I learn about tiers, the more I find that I don't know. There are lots of factors and they all work together.

Rolling resistance: What is it really? Look at a tire on any loaded...
01-25-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,343
Posted By Retro Grouch

" Life is too short to put up with maintaining...

" Life is too short to put up with maintaining and using crappy brakes."

Once I got my first set of dual pivot brakes I've never been tempted to look back.
01-20-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,013
Posted By Retro Grouch

Seller doesn't know the serial number, doesn't...

Seller doesn't know the serial number, doesn't know how to find it or doesn't care enough to search for it?
01-14-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,485
Posted By Retro Grouch

How tall are you? Assuming the bike is sized...

How tall are you? Assuming the bike is sized appropriately, the taller you are the farther you have to reach down for down tube shifters.

What's your riding style? If you are a top of the bar...
01-13-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,518
Posted By Retro Grouch

I had what should have been a relatively nothing...

I had what should have been a relatively nothing crash with my 10 year old grandson. Unfortunately it resulted in my breaking both elbows. I had to have a health care aid baby sit me while my wife...
01-07-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By Retro Grouch

I'm the opposoite. Given the choice, I'd rather...

I'm the opposoite. Given the choice, I'd rather risk stretching a slightly undersize inner tube than risk folding or pinching a slightly oversize innertube.

In the interest of full disclosure,...
01-03-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 957
Posted By Retro Grouch

It's been over 20 years but my grandson and I...

It's been over 20 years but my grandson and I provided tech support for a big cross state ride.

As you might imagine, flat tires were far and away the #1 mechanical issue.
Broken spokes was, by...
01-02-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By Retro Grouch

There's "perfect paint match" and there's "not...

There's "perfect paint match" and there's "not exactly". "Not exactly" usually draws your eye to the blemish that you're trying to cover up.
01-02-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By Retro Grouch

Perfect! My general philosophy is, if I'm...

Perfect!
My general philosophy is, if I'm buying parts, I will only spend money on stuff that's designed to work together. If I already own parts, I'll bolt up most anything I have on hand and see...
Forum: Recumbent
12-29-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,157
Posted By Retro Grouch

My 559 has a good amount of seat back angle...

My 559 has a good amount of seat back angle adjustment. Also, I subjectively don't feel any difference in pedaling difficulty with out Big Apple tires than I did when we had the stock Marathon Race...
12-26-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,053
Posted By Retro Grouch

How thin can you slice the baloney? How many...

How thin can you slice the baloney?

How many different road component groups is Shimano making today? They all work okay, the more expensive ones are just a little bit nicer an all ways.....
12-26-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,055
Posted By Retro Grouch

Good idea. You know that foam they make bicycle...

Good idea. You know that foam they make bicycle helmets out of isn't going to protect you much.
12-23-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By Retro Grouch

I can't remember what I did when I was 50. I...

I can't remember what I did when I was 50. I only know that it didn't kill me.
12-17-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 645
Posted By Retro Grouch

I think it depends a lot on your cadence and...

I think it depends a lot on your cadence and pedaling style.

At the very top of your pedal stroke a rider is able to produce less torque than when the crank arms are perpendicular. Oval...
12-14-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By Retro Grouch

Riding on roads and riding on trails are two...

Riding on roads and riding on trails are two different things. That's why there are so many different kinds of bikes and bike tires. "Trails" isn't really a very descriptive term either. There is...
12-14-20, 09:42 AM
12-14-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,034
Posted By Retro Grouch

Indoor trainers have their place but I think that...

Indoor trainers have their place but I think that what they are best at is determining your threshold of boredom.

My general advice is to ride often and try to ride a different route ever time...
12-14-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,181
Posted By Retro Grouch

"Serviceable otherwise". Can you explain what you...

"Serviceable otherwise". Can you explain what you mean by that? I'm having trouble figuring out what a pair of pants that expose your butt is good for.
12-12-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By Retro Grouch

No experience but for 50 cents I would have...

No experience but for 50 cents I would have bought it too. It belongs in the same drawer with your threaded headset wrenches.
12-12-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 738
Posted By Retro Grouch

The analogue approach. Since you're talking...

The analogue approach.

Since you're talking about a mixte frame, I assume you are also talking about a square taper bottom bracket. That simplifies things because there are a lot of them around....
Forum: Recumbent
12-09-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,205
Posted By Retro Grouch

What exactly are you thinking about doing? ...

What exactly are you thinking about doing?

First the frame stress issue. You can't normally just install a 559 rear rim on a trike that was designed around a 406 rim. The tire will extend 3...
12-09-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By Retro Grouch

You're all wrong.

The thread has been closed and I don't have any data but I think that everybody missed the reason the majority of bikes are stolen: The thief simply wants a quick ride to wherever he happens to be...
12-09-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,820
Posted By Retro Grouch

I love that they're locked together. At least...

I love that they're locked together. At least some of them are.
12-07-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By Retro Grouch

Drive side power gets transferred through the...

Drive side power gets transferred through the chainring?
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