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01-13-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 757
Posted By GrainBrain

I remember seeing a forum member treat an...

I remember seeing a forum member treat an identical crack by simply drilling a small hole at the end of the crack to stop it.
Forum: Foo
01-13-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 367
Posted By GrainBrain

Oh man the local FM station is specially playing...

Oh man the local FM station is specially playing "Joe Benson: Off the Record" featuring his interviews with Neil Peart. I love 2112 and moving pictures is awesome.
01-12-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,695
Posted By GrainBrain

I'm blown away by the condition of the old rims!...

I'm blown away by the condition of the old rims! How about the hubs? I scrolled through and didn't see much about them.
01-11-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 379
Posted By GrainBrain

Maybe. I helped my friend convert his bontrager...

Maybe. I helped my friend convert his bontrager duster wheelset, rear was 12mm, front was 15mm. He bought a conversion bushing online. However I had to turn down the outer dust caps on a lathe. The...
Forum: Foo
01-10-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 367
Posted By GrainBrain

Argh just heard this today on the radio!! I need...

Argh just heard this today on the radio!! I need to start getting serious about seeing some bucket list bands.
Forum: Foo
01-07-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 61,403
Posted By GrainBrain

:lol: Awesome. FWIW I'm glad this was...

:lol: Awesome. FWIW I'm glad this was resurrected, our regional convenience store chain Casey's pizza does the same to me. Their breakfast pizza is fine but the regular pizza I stopped eating because...
01-07-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Posted By GrainBrain

Bah ha ha first thing I noticed also:roflmao2: ...

Bah ha ha first thing I noticed also:roflmao2:

Pretty sure it's the saddle though. Same reason I pulled the phallic aerobars I ran on my bike, one too many "compensating" comments:o
Forum: Foo
01-07-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 595
Posted By GrainBrain

I'm getting a "Weekend at Bernie's" vibe from all...

I'm getting a "Weekend at Bernie's" vibe from all these pictures :twitchy:
Forum: Foo
01-05-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 596
Posted By GrainBrain

I'm laughing at your 0.0 sticker :lol: I'm...

I'm laughing at your 0.0 sticker :lol: I'm sitting here miserable after having my knee pop funny yesterday so now I guess I'm a proud member of the club as well :o

I'd never give up beer, but have...
01-03-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,653
Posted By GrainBrain

Yes you're the first person to notice :lol: ...

Yes you're the first person to notice :lol:

*Falls off chair*:thumb:
01-03-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,653
Posted By GrainBrain

Wow super nice!! Jealous as it looks my size too....

Wow super nice!! Jealous as it looks my size too. Looks like maybe it had wheels briefly clamped in, but looks to have never been built up?

With all the cool white lining I'd go with a full Sante...
01-02-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,038
Posted By GrainBrain

I'll throw in another data point at 6,280 for...

I'll throw in another data point at 6,280 for 2018 as well. I just did the math and it's 17.5 miles per day average. Like others have pointed out it was a considerable investment for me with a young...
01-01-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,492
Posted By GrainBrain

Central Iowa has quite a few paved options....

Central Iowa has quite a few paved options. Hundreds of miles of it. Bike Iowa (https://www.bikeiowa.com/Trails)
01-01-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By GrainBrain

Meet the New Year, same as the old year... :bday:...

Meet the New Year, same as the old year... :bday:

I'm the first to call this new decade the decade of Gravel. My memories of the previous decade were to me the rise of the 29er mtb.

I started...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 11,203
Posted By GrainBrain

3,071 miles on the bike this year. Clicked off a...

3,071 miles on the bike this year. Clicked off a long ride of 145 miles. Looking forward to hitting 200 miles as a goal next year.

Beginning in August I realized I needed better work/life/workout...
Forum: Foo
12-20-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 268
Posted By GrainBrain

They added a show up here in Minneapolis as well....

They added a show up here in Minneapolis as well. Would be tempted to see Def Leppard. Why not buy SA tickets and sell Houston, is SA a smaller venue?
Forum: Foo
12-16-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 250
Posted By GrainBrain

Saw this a few days ago and was hoping you'd pay...

Saw this a few days ago and was hoping you'd pay tribute Krane! :thumb:

Guy had a great career and seemed genuinely cool. I always enjoyed DS9 episodes where Quark or Garek were maybe just a step...
12-16-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,164
Posted By GrainBrain

Awesome name, chamois hagar!

Awesome name, chamois hagar!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,014
Posted By GrainBrain

Yikes why are people like that!? For me I...

Yikes why are people like that!?

For me I did a nice century in April, took a sunny Friday off. Had to hike over some lingering snow drifts till I made it past the "snow line". Started out at 37°f...
12-16-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By GrainBrain

Maybe just one bad trip on a vehicle rack, I...

Maybe just one bad trip on a vehicle rack, I could see it. Sweet bike let's see the overall :thumb:
12-16-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,072
Posted By GrainBrain

2900 miles this year for cycling, half of last...

2900 miles this year for cycling, half of last year. But, I've been getting into jogging and have clocked in 474 miles since August.
12-16-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 8,270
Posted By GrainBrain

I physically laughed out loud at this. Keep it up...

I physically laughed out loud at this. Keep it up :lol:


Anyway correct answer is "local co-op"
12-02-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 682
Posted By GrainBrain

Ha ha I just watched this and wondered if they...

Ha ha I just watched this and wondered if they were a member and then this thread popped up :thumb:.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 882
Posted By GrainBrain

:popcorn I love it though, nice bike :thumb:

:popcorn

I love it though, nice bike :thumb:
11-26-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,370
Posted By GrainBrain

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/660x750/unnamed_1__5a8a514496c669e9e10c2793dd14de77ce524156.jpg
:innocent:
11-26-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 601
Posted By GrainBrain

Here's a pricey option:...

Here's a pricey option: https://darkspeedworks.com/blog-11speed.htm
11-26-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,007
Posted By GrainBrain

You're both riding the Fly with drop bars?...

You're both riding the Fly with drop bars? Interesting I have the Fly on my hardtail and I like it. I'll have to try it on drop bars

That's me, and why I answered a 4/10 on my road saddle, a Scoop...
11-26-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,370
Posted By GrainBrain

Nothing in particular this year, but I have been...

Nothing in particular this year, but I have been eyeing clearance shoes. Have yet to find anything in wide width unfortunately. Funny enough I was looking at those 600 level "touring pedals" as well,...
11-25-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By GrainBrain

Oh nice! A few other things just got updated...

Oh nice! A few other things just got updated also.:thumb:
Forum: Foo
11-24-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By GrainBrain

Nice right up. I remember from an econ class I...

Nice right up. I remember from an econ class I took the professor explaining a concept of "happiness utility" index or something. Just as you wrote, when you run lean experiences seem more vibrant....
11-24-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By GrainBrain

Weird, does moving the "switch" off and on cause...

Weird, does moving the "switch" off and on cause it to takeup the slack again? Could the clutch be installed backwards? Or its tension set too high? Never seen this with my 11 speed slx setup.
11-20-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,139
Posted By GrainBrain

What a twist! Good on you for taking up the...

What a twist!

Good on you for taking up the task! Also what profession are you in that the company provides a bike? Sometimes I wish I worked in a more urban setting capable of that.
11-14-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,017
Posted By GrainBrain

I ride my mtb all year and as my winter bike....

I ride my mtb all year and as my winter bike. Healthy doses of triflow keep the chain in good shape. I use a pump chemical sprayer to spray the bike down after particularly salty rides.
11-14-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,918
Posted By GrainBrain

Wow I missed this build thread until now. Awesome...

Wow I missed this build thread until now. Awesome work! We ride the same size, and everything about the build clicks with me - nice!
11-13-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,103
Posted By GrainBrain

Lol but they updated the ad based on your info!...

Lol but they updated the ad based on your info! Well done. :beer:
11-13-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,717
Posted By GrainBrain

So I snagged this from an older thread on 27"...

So I snagged this from an older thread on 27" tires. Right now you could snag these tires for $20. I'd go that route myself, maintenance the original wheelset. Swap on the Shimano mega-range 14-34...
11-11-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,230
Posted By GrainBrain

Wow really still for sale? How big of a tire on a...

Wow really still for sale? How big of a tire on a 700c wheel do you think would fit?
11-11-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By GrainBrain

Oh my those tables of food!

Oh my those tables of food!
Forum: Introductions
11-10-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By GrainBrain

Welcome and a perfect set of bikes for here. I...

Welcome and a perfect set of bikes for here. I also am getting into gravel as well. Wish I had a fatbike for all the snow that's coming!!
11-09-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By GrainBrain

Excellent dad-ing! My fondest memories are of my...

Excellent dad-ing! My fondest memories are of my grandfather and 10 y/o self riding the Neal Smith from the Saylorville campgrounds.

They won't know it now, but those memories will last a lifetime!
11-09-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By GrainBrain

Oh that Cinelli, the chrome and white is tight!...

Oh that Cinelli, the chrome and white is tight! Stella takes it though with that sweet headbadge.
11-09-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By GrainBrain

Probably too big. Nice specs for the price. I'm...

Probably too big. Nice specs for the price. I'm 6' and ride close to this size, and if I did it again would go smaller.
11-09-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,341
Posted By GrainBrain

I've always thought how nice it would be to have...

I've always thought how nice it would be to have most of the drivetrain covered for a touring bike or gravel bike or anything that gets ridden in dirty conditions. Yeah it's obviously not a big deal,...
11-08-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,200
Posted By GrainBrain

Weird that close to a year later we're about to...

Weird that close to a year later we're about to experience another Arctic plunge. I've been doing a lot more jogging in anticipation of winter this year, but I still got the Mitts ready to go :thumb:
11-06-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,583
Posted By GrainBrain

Um the picture from the website shows a guy doing...

Um the picture from the website shows a guy doing single track/hiking trail maintenance with one so there's that.
11-06-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,515
Posted By GrainBrain

A drool worthy machine for sure! Niner lists a...

A drool worthy machine for sure! Niner lists a $4700 build with grx400 2x so I think that's very competitive for what this is. I will be anxious to see if/when someone races this.

I've said...
11-03-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,443
Posted By GrainBrain

I'm curious to know where your cold spots are? I...

I'm curious to know where your cold spots are? I wear a similar gear set, UA tights under wind breaker slacks. But I'll also wear a standard pair of summer padded shorts under the slacks as well....
Replies: 9
Views: 894
Posted By GrainBrain

Wow I've never seen that style of race. Thanks...

Wow I've never seen that style of race. Thanks for the video! That throw most be nuts.
Forum: Foo
10-31-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,133
Posted By GrainBrain

... Walmart refuses to sell me a six pack of...

... Walmart refuses to sell me a six pack of craft beer on a Sunday evening because my wife forgot her ID. I always put it as the last item to be rang up just in case.

It was the last item after...
Forum: Foo
10-31-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,133
Posted By GrainBrain

I had a "polite off" the other day while jogging....

I had a "polite off" the other day while jogging. A fella was approaching me walking a dog on the side walk so I hopped into the grass. I was watching my footing only to glance up and see that he had...
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