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05-29-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 799
Posted By Bigbus

Meh...I even crash on tricycles :bike2:

Meh...I even crash on tricycles :bike2:
05-24-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By Bigbus

I wear the same pair of jump boots for...

I wear the same pair of jump boots for everything-hiking, jogging, MTbing, road riding, dirt biking, ATVing and even kicking some a.. on occasion. When I first started riding dirt bikes I used to get...
05-21-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By Bigbus

That is one awesome looking bike! :thumb:

That is one awesome looking bike! :thumb:
05-20-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 605
Posted By Bigbus

Just pressure up the ones you have on it now and...

Just pressure up the ones you have on it now and see if you can tell a difference. I'll bet you can. The real way to ride faster though is to ride more. With time your speeds will gradually creep up,...
05-20-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By Bigbus

I usually use the ebay and make sure its coming...

I usually use the ebay and make sure its coming from a US warehouse. But I have purchased a few items from 'The Bikesmiths' because their prices were good and they ship fast. But usually the bay if I...
05-20-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 612
Posted By Bigbus

I guess not everyone was staying at home?

I guess not everyone was staying at home?
05-19-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 280
Posted By Bigbus

What style of riding do you need them for? I...

What style of riding do you need them for? I absolutely love my Deliums because of the aggressive tread and wear like a tank. But they're a very heavy tire. When I got my first set I thought they'd...
05-19-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 612
Posted By Bigbus

I'm getting antsy to upgrade to a new bike this...

I'm getting antsy to upgrade to a new bike this season and began my search a couple weeks ago (I may never buy a new one, but I like looking) Anyway, everything that I find interesting so far has...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By Bigbus

They'd need a lot more PPE :roflmao2:

They'd need a lot more PPE :roflmao2:
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By Bigbus

If the kids are enjoying them and you're not...

If the kids are enjoying them and you're not having to constantly be tweaking on them to keep them going, you're ahead of the game. Nothing like enjoying time in the fresh air with family. Like Probe...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By Bigbus

:wtf:

:wtf:
Forum: Commuting
05-18-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By Bigbus

SEE, I KNEW IT! Riding a bike makes you sick. And...

SEE, I KNEW IT! Riding a bike makes you sick. And nobody ever believed me before. :eek:
05-17-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 11,022
Posted By Bigbus

I just saw on the news that 13 sailors that had...

I just saw on the news that 13 sailors that had already had the virus on the USS Roosevelt have just tested positive for a second time. But then a mask isn't to protect the wearer so much as those...
05-15-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 349
Posted By Bigbus

I've replaced several chains without replacing...

I've replaced several chains without replacing gears, front or back, and haven't experienced any problems directly related to one being more worn over the other. My chains seem to wear out pretty...
Forum: Touring
05-15-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By Bigbus

I had that happen to me on my MTB after swapping...

I had that happen to me on my MTB after swapping out the BB for a sealed unit and having to modify (shim) the front DR to reach the outer ring. It came loose just enough to move (pivot) and throw off...
05-12-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 11,022
Posted By Bigbus

And sometimes idiots on ATVs!?><?!

And sometimes idiots on ATVs!?><?!
05-11-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 362
Posted By Bigbus

That chain needs a serious cleaning if it isn't...

That chain needs a serious cleaning if it isn't stretched out. I doubt you can tell the difference of 2.5mm in the cranks. But I would replace the BB and put it together as is and see what you got...
05-10-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 11,022
Posted By Bigbus

If they were wearing proper ear buds you wouldn't...

If they were wearing proper ear buds you wouldn't be disturbed... Just saying. I realize that there is at least one, possibly two people out there somewhere that don't like country music, and for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,093
Posted By Bigbus

Chain Patch--A while back I got off my line and...

Chain Patch--A while back I got off my line and scored a rock with my large front sprocket which is also where the chain was on. When I hit the flats and upshifted the rear cogs kept skipping. Turns...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,093
Posted By Bigbus

An amusement park?>>---Sure didn't seem like an...

An amusement park?>>---Sure didn't seem like an amusement park at the time. My dog tags don't have an address because that changes all the time, but they do have my blood type on them.
05-09-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 11,022
Posted By Bigbus

Shucks, you had me worried there. Good thing I...

Shucks, you had me worried there. Good thing I only use ear buds...
05-09-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 11,022
Posted By Bigbus

I prefer country, but sometimes classic rock....

I prefer country, but sometimes classic rock. I'll have to download some bird and insects and try that....
05-09-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 11,022
Posted By Bigbus

Learn something new everyday...:thumb: My...

Learn something new everyday...:thumb: My take-away from that is don't use cantilever brakes and steer clear of carbon fiber bikes unless you want to get burned. :backpedal:
05-08-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 11,022
Posted By Bigbus

An old guy asked me one day when I stopped for a...

An old guy asked me one day when I stopped for a cup of Joe how I could hear anything with those things in my ears. I told him, "That's the whole idea." When I'm not in the mood for music I put in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,004
Posted By Bigbus

Okay, I took a 10 mile ride with my comfy seat...

Okay, I took a 10 mile ride with my comfy seat and then came back and switched it out for the Fizak cut out seat. I didn't have the angle set quite right on my first test run and it was a pain in the...
Forum: Introductions
05-05-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By Bigbus

Hola back at you!

Hola back at you!
Forum: Introductions
05-05-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By Bigbus

Welcome to the forum! Lot's of good people and...

Welcome to the forum! Lot's of good people and advice here. :foo:
05-05-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 11,022
Posted By Bigbus

Yeah, NO SPANDEX here.... I never go riding or...

Yeah, NO SPANDEX here....
I never go riding or even to the gym without my buds. But I also never ride roads or MUPS without my helmet which has a mirror and I'm always tuned in to what's going on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,004
Posted By Bigbus

I have a Fizak in my load of parts with the...

I have a Fizak in my load of parts with the cutout but I've never tried it because I like the seats I have on my bikes now. But this thread got me thinking, that old Giant might be a good test bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,093
Posted By Bigbus

Yeah, that was sarcasm from a bored bicyclist. I...

Yeah, that was sarcasm from a bored bicyclist. I had a long ride planned for today because the weather is supposed to be crap this weekend and what do you know, it got here early. :troll:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,093
Posted By Bigbus

Why not just pluck it out with a sharp object...

Why not just pluck it out with a sharp object like a knife? :thumb:
04-30-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 330
Posted By Bigbus

Yes, slip the chain off and spin the wheel to...

Yes, slip the chain off and spin the wheel to isolate whether it's a hub problem or bearing problem. I'm thinking that someone over pre-loaded the bearings, which is really a simple fix. Keep us...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By Bigbus

Welcome to the forums. You can get good advice...

Welcome to the forums. You can get good advice here, but ultimately it's your call. Only you know what kind of and how much riding you'll be doing on it. Good luck.
04-29-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By Bigbus

You might check out Bikes Direct. We got a couple...

You might check out Bikes Direct. We got a couple of Motobecanes there a few years back and they were pretty decent bikes. Or at least a step up from the big box stores. Good luck.
Forum: Foo
04-29-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 534
Posted By Bigbus

My packages have been timely, both coming and...

My packages have been timely, both coming and going. But yeah, almost everything that ships on ebay out of southern cal is chinese origination. Contact their customer service and you'll get your...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,093
Posted By Bigbus

Sounds like an injury or infection is down the...

Sounds like an injury or infection is down the road for you. Microscopic bits of glass can be embedded in your skin, not to mention doggy do.. Just saying. I'll take the flat and a break while I...
04-29-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 298
Posted By Bigbus

I've never not had to realign the caliper...

I've never not had to realign the caliper everytime I remove my front wheel for transport. It only takes a second to loosen the caliper, lightly squeeze the brake and retighten, but it's still a pain...
04-24-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 840
Posted By Bigbus

No one can tell you what you want, but I...

No one can tell you what you want, but I personally have a liking for the Salsa mostly because of familiarity with them. I'm not familiar with the Fezzari, but it's a nice looking bike. Like you, I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 980
Posted By Bigbus

I rode through a termite cloud with a bandanna...

I rode through a termite cloud with a bandanna over my face and my glasses kept fogging up. But otherwise it's a good idea and cowboys have been doing it forever, as well as road bandits.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 980
Posted By Bigbus

Man, I thought I could be snarky LOL :notamused:

Man, I thought I could be snarky LOL :notamused:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 980
Posted By Bigbus

I passed a woman on a bike yesterday wearing what...

I passed a woman on a bike yesterday wearing what I believe to be a bee keepers helmet with the full face screen. I don't know if she thought that protected her from Covid or not, but she was also...
Forum: Introductions
04-19-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By Bigbus

Welcome. I wish I could find a bike trail near...

Welcome. I wish I could find a bike trail near me. I have to ride almost 10 miles before I hit the first trail and it's only a mile long (circle) around a small lake. Everything else around here...
Forum: Introductions
04-17-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 272
Posted By Bigbus

Welcome :)

Welcome :)
Forum: Introductions
04-17-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By Bigbus

Welcome :)

Welcome :)
04-17-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 940
Posted By Bigbus

I had that issue on an old MTB and it turned out...

I had that issue on an old MTB and it turned out to be the front DR was not aligned with the frame and it pulled the chain to one side or the other causing the RD not to index correctly no matter...
04-15-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 363
Posted By Bigbus

If push comes to shove there's always the drill....

If push comes to shove there's always the drill. Use a dull bit and it'll heat it up at the same time. I have quite a few dull bits if you need one...
04-13-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Posted By Bigbus

I've adjusted worn bearings so there's no slop...

I've adjusted worn bearings so there's no slop and still roll somewhat smoothly and no play, but when I've unknowingly dropped a bearing during cleaning It gets more difficult to get the slop out...
04-12-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,504
Posted By Bigbus

I've had a Dremel buried in the tool box for...

I've had a Dremel buried in the tool box for years that I never use. I always come up with something else that's closer to the surface of the bin :D
04-08-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 619
Posted By Bigbus

You will probably get a variety of opinions here,...

You will probably get a variety of opinions here, but so long as it's not effecting the beading on the rim and isn't in the tread wear area of the tire, I wouldn't hesitate to run it. I might put a...
04-08-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 469
Posted By Bigbus

Just keep getting out there every chance you get...

Just keep getting out there every chance you get and before you know it you'll be doing 20+ miles a day. Good luck to you.
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