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Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By Jon T

If you have any "table muscle" the aero bars will...

If you have any "table muscle" the aero bars will NOT be comfortable.
Jon
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By Jon T

I ride a 35 yo Peugeot that I bought new. It came...

I ride a 35 yo Peugeot that I bought new. It came with Lyotard pedals and Christophe toe cages and straps. Today, it still has those same cages, straps and pedals. What's not to like?
Jon
09-12-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By Jon T

My ex-inlaws had a nice place on the north side...

My ex-inlaws had a nice place on the north side of Lake Almanor. One of my favorite towns is Chester. Does it still have only one red light in the middle of town or has it grown up too? Lassen Park...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 909
Posted By Jon T

I wouldn't ride on carbon rims if you gave them...

I wouldn't ride on carbon rims if you gave them to me.
Jon
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,021
Posted By Jon T

THAT has got to be the mofuggliest BSO I've ever...

THAT has got to be the mofuggliest BSO I've ever seen. I hope my eyes don't start bleedin'.
Jon
09-11-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 52,093
Posted By Jon T

I have a solution for all the homeless. Ship them...

I have a solution for all the homeless. Ship them all to "Slab City". Look it up. It's a real place.
Jon
09-09-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 571
Posted By Jon T

Maybe rebuild it with all inbound instead of...

Maybe rebuild it with all inbound instead of outbound spokes? Just a wag.
Jon
09-09-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,863
Posted By Jon T

Brandt does NOT tell you tighten to the taco...

Brandt does NOT tell you tighten to the taco state and then back off. He speaks of taco'ing by lateral forces if the wheel is not tensioned properly. Read the book. Don't just look at the pictures...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By Jon T

Balboa Park. Check out all the museums while...

Balboa Park. Check out all the museums while you're there, too.
Jon
09-05-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By Jon T

Just keep riding. Ride for fun. The "table...

Just keep riding. Ride for fun. The "table muscle" will start coming off.
Jon
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By Jon T

Try Marco at yojimbosgarage.com. He'll cut and...

Try Marco at yojimbosgarage.com. He'll cut and thread to whatever length you need. I used him 4 months ago when I rebuilt my rear wheel. His prices are good, he knows the trade and shipped FAST. ...
09-03-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By Jon T

Ae you over-tightening the mounting nut? Jon

Ae you over-tightening the mounting nut?
Jon
09-03-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,933
Posted By Jon T

Not familiar with them but if "underwear" is in...

Not familiar with them but if "underwear" is in the product description, well, sounds to me like they're underwear. Ride on, friend, and tell everyone they're responsible for their own therapy.
As...
09-03-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 736
Posted By Jon T

FWIW, about 35 years ago I rattle-canned an old...

FWIW, about 35 years ago I rattle-canned an old Schwinn Varsity. It took not quite 2 of the large, standard-size rattle cans.
Jon
08-27-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,363
Posted By Jon T

I started riding 3 years ago after a 20 + year...

I started riding 3 years ago after a 20 + year hiatus. That '84 Pug and I go back 35 years together. I'd forgotten how good it felt to ride and at 64 yo I hope to have a bunch of riding years left in...
08-26-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 20,906
Posted By Jon T

The parade and game are never held on Sunday...

The parade and game are never held on Sunday because NCAA rules don't allow games to be played on Sunday and they wouldn't dare have the parade and game on different days. Personally, I couldn't care...
08-26-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 647
Posted By Jon T

I run a 13-28 6 speed on the rear and a 26-42-50...

I run a 13-28 6 speed on the rear and a 26-42-50 on the front and have zero shifting problems but I'm riding a 35 yo Pug with friction dt shifters.
Jon
08-26-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 980
Posted By Jon T

None. I can't stand talk shows of any kind. I...

None. I can't stand talk shows of any kind. I haven't turned the radio on in my truck in years.
Jon
08-24-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By Jon T

Believe it or not, it COULD be the wheel qr's. I...

Believe it or not, it COULD be the wheel qr's. I have a friend who rides a Cervelo. He had the bb replaced 3 times. Creak was still there. I told him to take the wheel skewers out, saturate them with...
08-23-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,960
Posted By Jon T

The best thing I ever did was take the oval rings...

The best thing I ever did was take the oval rings off the crank and replace them with round. Shifting is noticeably quicker and I notice no difference in pedaling effort. This is on an '84 Pug.
Jon
08-21-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,957
Posted By Jon T

I spend my $$ on bike consumables, i.e. tires,...

I spend my $$ on bike consumables, i.e. tires, tubes, brake pads, etc., etc. My bike is 35 yo (bought it new). I bought it 'cause I liked it. I still like it. It owes me nothing. I've l-o-n-g since...
08-20-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By Jon T

I'm 64 yo. I'm on warfarin for that very reason....

I'm 64 yo. I'm on warfarin for that very reason. It's called DVT's, commonly known as blood clots. Go see a vascular specialist. At the very least get compression stockings and wear them religiously....
08-20-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 962
Posted By Jon T

I assume you're talking about where the SGRT...

I assume you're talking about where the SGRT passes under PCH? Yep, seen it many times.
Jon
08-18-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By Jon T

Your local WalMart is your friend. I get my 27x1...

Your local WalMart is your friend. I get my 27x1 1/4 tubes there.
Jon
08-18-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By Jon T

Try yojimbosgarage.com. He'll cut/thread spokes...

Try yojimbosgarage.com. He'll cut/thread spokes to what ever length you need.
Jon
08-17-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By Jon T

Yah, or something. 64 yo, spent 40 of 'em in a...

Yah, or something. 64 yo, spent 40 of 'em in a machine shop and have tinitus so bad I can't hear myself think. It was meant as a joke--sorry you took it wrong. Wanna' ignore me? I'm sure you're not...
08-16-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By Jon T

Huh? WHAT? Jon

Huh? WHAT?
Jon
08-15-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 20,906
Posted By Jon T

I'm gonna' hafta' join the retro ride one of...

I'm gonna' hafta' join the retro ride one of these times. I ride an '84 Peugeot PH10LE that I bought new. It still looks and runs as good as the day I bought it, and yes, it still wears the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3,855
Views: 105,495
Posted By Jon T

It the almighty Himself had intended for the dog...

It the almighty Himself had intended for the dog to have short, pointed ears, he'd've made them that way from the git-go.
Jon
08-08-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,053
Posted By Jon T

In re: buying used--how versed are you in...

In re: buying used--how versed are you in bicycles in general? Will YOU be able to assess any repairs necessary? Do you do your own wrenching? If "No" to the above, having problems repaired...
08-08-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,135
Posted By Jon T

Top Line UG-2500 rack in the bed of my truck with...

Top Line UG-2500 rack in the bed of my truck with a couple of cable locks thru the tie down rings.
Jon
08-07-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,596
Posted By Jon T

Santa Ana has a high crime rate and isn't bike...

Santa Ana has a high crime rate and isn't bike friendly. Avoid it like the plague.
Jon
08-05-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 650
Posted By Jon T

I only have 1, so NO. Jon

I only have 1, so NO.
Jon
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 17,090
Posted By Jon T

+1000 Jon

+1000
Jon
07-29-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,660
Posted By Jon T

I still wear the same OLD Detto's that I bought...

I still wear the same OLD Detto's that I bought back in '85 when I purchased my last bike. Both are still going strong, although I recently had to introduce Mr. Shoe Goo to said Detto's.
Jon
07-28-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,678
Posted By Jon T

I have that exact stand, also with the CYCLE PRO...

I have that exact stand, also with the CYCLE PRO label. I've had it over 30 years. For the occasional full build and truing it works just fine.
Jon
07-25-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By Jon T

The tire sidewall will have all the information...

The tire sidewall will have all the information on it you need.
Jon
07-24-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,096
Posted By Jon T

My first wheel build was 30 years ago. The front...

My first wheel build was 30 years ago. The front is still going strong but I had to rebuild the rear a couple of months ago. It should be good for another 30 years. I'm 64 yo and quite certain the...
07-24-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,009
Posted By Jon T

Thanks to all for your replies. I think I'm gonna...

Thanks to all for your replies. I think I'm gonna try the cat ears "slipstreamz".
Jon
07-22-19, 11:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,009
Posted By Jon T

Cat Ears

I've spent the better part of the last 40 years working in a machine shop. As a result, my hearing sucks BIG time and I have tinitis. I can't hear a damn thing on my rides other than the wind rushing...
07-22-19, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By Jon T

Hoppe's gun oil isn't much different than good...

Hoppe's gun oil isn't much different than good ol' 3-in-1.
Jon
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 19,661
Posted By Jon T

I'm already a C&V'er so no BFD, But (I'll say it...

I'm already a C&V'er so no BFD, But (I'll say it again) if I ever get to the point where I need an ebike or recumbent--someone just shoot me, please.
Jon
07-20-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,630
Posted By Jon T

Sounds like my Helicomatic system ain't so bad...

Sounds like my Helicomatic system ain't so bad afterall. Take the retainer ring off with the bottle opener tool and the gear cluster practically falls off. It's really convenient when having to r&r a...
07-20-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,202
Posted By Jon T

Is that Pend O'Reille Valley, as in Coeur d'Alene...

Is that Pend O'Reille Valley, as in Coeur d'Alene Idaho? Man, that's gorgeous country. I spent 2 weeks there in '73 at the Boy Scout National Jamboree and did not want to come back to So Cal. I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,055
Posted By Jon T

+1 on lubing the qr's. I have a friend who had a...

+1 on lubing the qr's. I have a friend who had a creaky bb. I told him to oil his qr's and make sure they were tight. Guess what? The noise went away, AND he'd already had the bb rebuilt twice--for...
07-18-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,123
Posted By Jon T

Nope. I won't ride a plastic bicycle any more...

Nope. I won't ride a plastic bicycle any more than I'd drive a plastic car.
Jon
07-17-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,123
Posted By Jon T

Quite sure. Jon

Quite sure.
Jon
07-16-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,532
Posted By Jon T

I'm with you on that one Brother. Jon

I'm with you on that one Brother.
Jon
07-16-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,987
Posted By Jon T

+1000 Jon

+1000
Jon
07-16-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,987
Posted By Jon T

Got'cha beat--my one and only bike is an '84 Pug...

Got'cha beat--my one and only bike is an '84 Pug that I bought new. Still running the Helicomatic drive and friction shifters it came with. No plans to retire or replace it or add any more. It ain't...
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