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Forum: Commuting
08-22-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,321
Posted By Phil_gretz

^I'll agree with this. Present company excluded,...

^I'll agree with this. Present company excluded, but many if not most bike riders are doofuses, to put it plainly. If this can be inferred by how and where they ride.
Forum: Commuting
08-22-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,711
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm into year 5 with my MagicShine 1600 triple...

I'm into year 5 with my MagicShine 1600 triple head unit. I have a spare battery pack, and I only charge once per week during seasonal use. The battery rides inside a modified water bottle in my...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,006
Posted By Phil_gretz

You will be shunned over in the LCF.

You will be shunned over in the LCF.
Forum: Commuting
08-22-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,321
Posted By Phil_gretz

When my wife and I drive in the car together, the...

When my wife and I drive in the car together, the whichever of us is the passenger always alerts the driver "bicyclist!" as early as we encounter one. The driver acknowledges. That way, we can decide...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,287
Posted By Phil_gretz

Ministry of Silly Walks

Ministry of Silly Walks
Replies: 30
Views: 771
Posted By Phil_gretz

It's Very Market Dependent

I've sold four very nice bikes at premium prices this summer in the DC market. None lasted two weeks. The fully serviced and restored condition, great photos, quality of the listing and willingness...
08-22-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,083
Posted By Phil_gretz

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/commuter_drive_side_full_compressed_6279541b5c4df6cdf854739082e6194d1cff5a49.jpg

~ $1300 after selling the original wheelset.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 421,951
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ Oh my... that's stunning.

^ Oh my... that's stunning.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 421,951
Posted By Phil_gretz

My daily rider...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20190821_185628_47097862b8b31f3c963177833656867f7a06e827.jpg

4130 frame, 5800 equipped, weighs 22 lbs as shown. Nimble and adequate...
08-21-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,946
Posted By Phil_gretz

I have fenders on both my touring bike and my...

I have fenders on both my touring bike and my daily commuter. I like fenders, but not for every kind of riding. I'm reading a book on the life of Eddy Merckx right now, called Half Man, Half...
08-21-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,012
Posted By Phil_gretz

In what was once a civilized society, we have...

In what was once a civilized society, we have deteriorated to the point that many individuals are so wrapped up in their little world(s) that they no longer consider how their actions affect others. ...
08-21-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By Phil_gretz

stainless or carbon fiber

stainless or carbon fiber
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,852
Posted By Phil_gretz

I agree with the earlier comment. Very little...

I agree with the earlier comment. Very little seatpost showing there. Kind of a French fit. Why not buy a period correct tubular wheelset and see how that changes the feel of the bike?
08-20-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By Phil_gretz

Re-assess your saddle positioning relative to the...

Re-assess your saddle positioning relative to the crank spindle? You should be able to use most of the length of the saddle to vary how you apply pressure and which muscle groups get engaged.
08-20-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 776
Posted By Phil_gretz

Three strikes for the shop owner. First, there...

Three strikes for the shop owner. First, there are plenty of 6-speed and 7-speed solutions that would have fit your OLD. Second, he didn't discuss options with you thoroughly, including what the...
08-20-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,693
Posted By Phil_gretz

Dremel rotary tool with a cutting wheel. That...

Dremel rotary tool with a cutting wheel. That makes a nice clean cut that requires no extra dressing aside from a pick to open the inner liner.

Kits are fine, but you pay more per bike. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,134
Posted By Phil_gretz

Where was the bike and how had you secured it? ...

Where was the bike and how had you secured it? You didn't just U-lock the frame to something, did you?
08-19-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,556
Posted By Phil_gretz

Bad idea. Always. If someone blasts through and...

Bad idea. Always. If someone blasts through and smashes you flat, your life is over. So far, it's fair.

But the other person (if not a sociopath) suffers the mental anguish that comes from...
08-19-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 876
Posted By Phil_gretz

Buying used does not scare me in the least. ...

Buying used does not scare me in the least. There are few things that I cannot find at the time that I inspect the bike. My offer price will be fair for the condition and potential of the bike in...
08-19-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,018
Posted By Phil_gretz

On a closed course for an organized or sanctioned...

On a closed course for an organized or sanctioned event, the descending rider can use the whole road. On an open course with two-way traffic, he cannot. As another said above, "it's his skin."
08-19-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,678
Posted By Phil_gretz

I don't think that this type of event warrants a...

I don't think that this type of event warrants a bikeforums.net discussion. For me, I would get the name of the server, the manager, and the store number, and then go home and compose a letter to the...
08-13-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,100
Posted By Phil_gretz

My wife and I eliminated sugar and enriched flour...

My wife and I eliminated sugar and enriched flour products about 12 years ago now. We only mill our own grains and bake everything fresh: bread, muffins, pancakes, tortillas, garlic bread(s),...
08-13-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,726
Posted By Phil_gretz

"Short pants" isn't really descriptive enough....

"Short pants" isn't really descriptive enough. Tennis shorts while playing tennis? Of course. Cycling shorts while mountain biking? Yes.

When out and about in Summer, shorts are usually...
08-13-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,726
Posted By Phil_gretz

I think that as the father of a bride, you've...

I think that as the father of a bride, you've reached maturity. It's also a viewpoint, as I won't wear sports/team gear outside of an arena/stadium setting. That sort of thing.
08-13-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By Phil_gretz

How delightful! Kudos.

How delightful! Kudos.
08-13-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2,418
Views: 473,057
Posted By Phil_gretz

Decoupage?

Decoupage?
08-13-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,726
Posted By Phil_gretz

Interesting. I sometimes buy jerseys, but never...

Interesting. I sometimes buy jerseys, but never through a brick and mortar retailer. I've bought several vintage reproductions from China recently. The quality is surprisingly good, and the mesh...
08-13-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 535
Posted By Phil_gretz

Thanks, you guys. I'm going with wedges for now....

Thanks, you guys. I'm going with wedges for now. I'll update once I have this thing fixed and working right again. Phil
08-13-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,732
Posted By Phil_gretz

While you can get a lot of unusual things into a...

While you can get a lot of unusual things into a Fit, I find that bikes (especially those with fenders) don't go in that well. Even with a front seat passenger, you have to remove the wheels.

So...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,852
Posted By Phil_gretz

Why not buy a carbon frame from China?

Why not buy a carbon frame from China?
08-13-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 535
Posted By Phil_gretz

Thank you for the inputs so far. Has anyone...

Thank you for the inputs so far. Has anyone tried one of these pullers on this type of problem? Maybe the smallest one?
...
08-13-19, 05:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 535
Posted By Phil_gretz

Karl, This is a good question. In brief, my...

Karl, This is a good question. In brief, my friend really loves his bike (I'm now guessing an earlier 90s or late 80s, not 1999.) He was refused by a bike shop when his Uniglide cassette was severely...
08-12-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 535
Posted By Phil_gretz

Help Pulling Drive Side Crankset

I'll need your collective wisdom on this. 1999 Trek 520, Shimano triple with stripped drive side crank threads. Maybe someone forced the steel dust caps, I don't know. I'm afraid to force thread...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,134
Posted By Phil_gretz

John S. Mosby, Confederate cavalry commander's...

John S. Mosby, Confederate cavalry commander's nickname. He once kidnapped a Union general of no import during a raid on Fairfax Courthouse. Informed of his capture and the need to negotiate a...
08-12-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By Phil_gretz

The OP is a troll. Do not feed him. PG

The OP is a troll. Do not feed him. PG
Forum: Foo
08-12-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 686
Posted By Phil_gretz

What a mess...

In my limited experience, the executor should step in immediately. The probate lawyer works for the executor. As an heir, you have virtually no leverage until/unless the executor has done her job.
...
Replies: 21
Views: 735
Posted By Phil_gretz

Is that a Shimano Positron shifter?

What in the name of all that is sacred has someone done to that poor bike? Rescue it. Then contact the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to report bike trafficking of the cruelest kind...
08-12-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,938
Posted By Phil_gretz

calipers

calipers
08-12-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,561
Posted By Phil_gretz

How big is this hill? 8 percent for 1 mile? ...

How big is this hill? 8 percent for 1 mile? 10 percent for 1000 feet?

You'd do well to subscribe the GCN videos on YouTube. They have a series of tutorials on how to do exactly what you...
08-12-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,940
Posted By Phil_gretz

By "live with it", I'm guessing that you mean...

By "live with it", I'm guessing that you mean accept the consequences of your actions and choices.

I'm content to do as Marci said above, I'm aware, take only measured risks, and enjoy my riding. ...
08-08-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,942
Posted By Phil_gretz

I guess that I'm simply old fashioned. I learned...

I guess that I'm simply old fashioned. I learned to ride in the early 1970s. The conventional wisdom was that good riders spun. I learned to spin at about 90 rpms. It became natural, and maybe there...
08-08-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,220
Posted By Phil_gretz

Not really. He misapplied "Eddie", or he...

Not really. He misapplied "Eddie", or he misspelled "Eddy".
08-08-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,484
Posted By Phil_gretz

That must get pretty complicated. Even in the...

That must get pretty complicated. Even in the U.S., they've become quite popular since 1979 or so. How do you find rims that accept Schrader? Do you drill them out? Custom order?
Forum: Foo
08-08-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,196
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ true, if only applied to individuals on distant...

^ true, if only applied to individuals on distant web forums. It becomes much more of a societal risk when the above applies to many hundreds of thousands of people. They form mobs, virtual or...
08-08-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,042
Posted By Phil_gretz

A bigger issue is that, from admittedly what...

A bigger issue is that, from admittedly what little I've read on the subject, the CBD oils are often contaminated with byproducts and even trace amounts of THC. If you are employed in a profession...
08-08-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,220
Posted By Phil_gretz

You also misspelled Eddy...

You also misspelled Eddy...
Forum: Foo
08-08-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,196
Posted By Phil_gretz

They're not far off. The social influence...

They're not far off. The social influence behavioral control of Facebook, Google, Yahoo and just a few others affect the attitudes of many tens of millions of people in the U.S. alone.

In Senate...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,675
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm not really qualified...

because my use of STIs has been limited to the last decade, and only Shimano.




In my alternate universe, SunTour responded rapidly to the indexing threat of Shimano, mastered Accushift and...
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By Phil_gretz

What tires will you buy for $30 for that bike? ...

What tires will you buy for $30 for that bike? Serious question.

Cables should include new lined housings, not just inners. Add $15 if bought in bulk. Cables $25

Brake pads? Cartridge type?...
08-08-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By Phil_gretz

Fabulous. So much to like about that tourer, even...

Fabulous. So much to like about that tourer, even the M700 rear derailleur. Beautiful.

Just raise and get the saddle leveled, and roll the bars forward to flatten the drops. Lose the kickstand,...
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