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11-11-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,719
Posted By leob1

When my kids where younger, they had quite a few...

When my kids where younger, they had quite a few bikes that came home with the 'EVIDENCE' tag still attached. Of course they where all striped down and refurbished before they rode them.
11-06-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,904
Posted By leob1

Are you using compression-less housing? I put...

Are you using compression-less housing?
I put it on my bike with BB5, and full housing to the rear brake, and it made a world of difference in the brake performance.
Also there are lots of videos...
11-06-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,205
Posted By leob1

Leaking from overfill is the least of you...

Leaking from overfill is the least of you worries. It's a British product, so oil leaking should be expected.

Use the 20w.
10-25-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,174
Posted By leob1

Those responsible for this comment have been...

Those responsible for this comment have been sacked.
10-18-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,211
Posted By leob1

Wool socks, I like Smart Wool. I use ski socks...

Wool socks, I like Smart Wool. I use ski socks that go over the calf.
Use thin liner gloves, under wind proof outer gloves.
Don't try to stuff extra thick layers of socks into your shoes, that...
10-18-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By leob1

What app?

What app?
10-04-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 929
Posted By leob1

The only gap I've ever been concerned about in...

The only gap I've ever been concerned about in Vermont, is the gap on the Island Line Trail on my way to South Hero for a maple creame.
Forum: Foo
10-03-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,248
Posted By leob1

The wife and I used them for vacation once, NEVER...

The wife and I used them for vacation once, NEVER again. Unless there is no other choice. Remember Peoples Express? At least they where upfront about what you didn't get with the fare.
10-03-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,463
Posted By leob1

I decided to make my sting ray cooler buy putting...

I decided to make my sting ray cooler buy putting a smaller wheel on the front. So I took off the 20" wheel, and put the 16" wheel from my sisters bike on the sting ray. Yeah Baby! looks good. Off...
09-30-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,109
Posted By leob1

Front freewheel, lefty fork, rapid rise...

Front freewheel, lefty fork, rapid rise derailers; the dumbest ideas for bike components
09-30-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,627
Posted By leob1

That depends on the tire\rim combo. My wife has...

That depends on the tire\rim combo. My wife has a Trek 2.3 road bike, it came with 23's. she would pinch flat every other ride, even when I pump up the tire to 110+ lbs before each ride. I was...
09-30-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 876
Posted By leob1

You want a GPS type bike computer, with a...

You want a GPS type bike computer, with a separate mount for each bike. That way you can just put the unit on the bike your riding. The you can upload the data to Strava or what ever you choose to...
09-26-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By leob1

Caps? Hoods? Bar Tape? Seriously? You missed a...

Caps? Hoods? Bar Tape? Seriously? You missed a perfect excus, sorry, opportunity to give the spouse for an upgrade! Broken brifters are a perfect reason to move up to the next group.
09-17-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By leob1

A nice shiny new die drawn SS cable and new...

A nice shiny new die drawn SS cable and new housing will get you fixed up. Go to your LBS, shoot the breeze, buy the cable and a few feet of housing, they more than likely will toss in housing and...
09-16-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 854
Posted By leob1

New pads, clean the rotors with brake cleaner(do...

New pads, clean the rotors with brake cleaner(do both sides), if your worried about getting brake cleaner on other parts of your bike, remove the wheels and\or rotors.
Chill and drink the IPA.
Forum: Foo
09-13-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 740
Posted By leob1

I had a dog that while still a puppy chewed all...

I had a dog that while still a puppy chewed all of my wife's black shoes, but just the left one. He got into my kids Halloween candy stash, ate about half the bowl, wrappers and all. My wife freaked...
08-27-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 814
Posted By leob1

Endemic? They had close to a 100% failure rate. ...

Endemic? They had close to a 100% failure rate. Shimano sold the replacements by the sack.
08-22-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By leob1

Yup, do it all the time. Regular padlocks is a...

Yup, do it all the time. Regular padlocks is a snip with the bolt cutter, cables also a snip with the bolt cutters. Once in a while the bolt cutter will just flatten the cable, then we nibble...
08-16-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By leob1

It looks like the overlap or seam of the carbon...

It looks like the overlap or seam of the carbon cloth, the manufacturer won't spend time and money polishing the steerer tube that won't be seen. It saves them a few pennies per fork.
If it really...
08-14-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,579
Posted By leob1

Areotech is good for the money. But my go to...

Areotech is good for the money.
But my go to for long rides 50+ miles, are my PI bibs. Worth every penny.
08-12-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By leob1

Go to your local LBS, they probably have a box of...

Go to your local LBS, they probably have a box of them laying around as spare parts. Or they could order you some.
08-12-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,420
Posted By leob1

That should be SOP on every ride. A short ride...

That should be SOP on every ride. A short ride 10-20 miles I'll usually have one spare tube, a longer ride I'll carry two tubes and extra gas. And of course a patch kit.
08-12-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,826
Posted By leob1

I almost never say "passing on your left" because...

I almost never say "passing on your left" because at least half the time the person will move to the left.. I just say "PASSING" and then wait and see what happens. Some people jump as if they...
08-12-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,377
Posted By leob1

Shift early, shift often. Sit and spin.

Shift early, shift often. Sit and spin.
08-08-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,647
Posted By leob1

I use hitch racks 99% of the time, when I use my...

I use hitch racks 99% of the time, when I use my trunk rack it's a bit different and much less secure.
For the hitch rack, i'll loop a Kryptonite cable through it's self around the top or seat tube,...
07-26-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,731
Posted By leob1

But that is where the excitement lies!

But that is where the excitement lies!
07-19-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,916
Posted By leob1

Take your cup and cone BB and throw it in the...

Take your cup and cone BB and throw it in the trash, replace it with a cartridge type. Don't look back. If it ever gets loose, or gritty, or not smooth, just replace it.
ANY cup and cone will wear...
07-19-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,170
Posted By leob1

Our county prosecutors office has 1700, one...

Our county prosecutors office has 1700, one thousand seven hundred, bike that it wants to give us. We don't have room to store that many while we triage and decide what is worth fixing, what can...
Forum: Foo
07-18-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,421
Posted By leob1

I went outside one day and there was a very...

I went outside one day and there was a very strong odor of kerosene in the air, and a plane that had a strange exhaust plume coming from it. It turns out that they had an emergency and where dumping...
Forum: Foo
07-18-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,217
Posted By leob1

Had lots bounce off the helmet and glasses. Your...

Had lots bounce off the helmet and glasses. Your hear the 'tink' of them hitting the helmet, then wait to feel them buzzing or crawling on your heat. No stings there so far.
I had one walking on...
07-11-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By leob1

Your half right, any SPD cleat should work. But...

Your half right, any SPD cleat should work. But they are road pedals, not MTB.
Different SPD cleats will have different amount of float, so you might have to experiment a bit to find what you like....
Forum: Foo
06-25-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,493
Posted By leob1

Hang on; is the roach motel open and in use? If...

Hang on; is the roach motel open and in use? If so, then the roaches will be climbing over your Bud Light, and leaving traces of themselves on the cans, to get to the hotel. I hope you clean those...
Forum: Northeast
06-12-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,193
Posted By leob1

It had EVERYTHING to do with him not being...

It had EVERYTHING to do with him not being arrested on the spot! It's called assault with a deadly weapon.
06-10-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,262
Posted By leob1

Like Cyccomute said the M520 are hard to beat. I...

Like Cyccomute said the M520 are hard to beat. I also have a set of Nashbar(Welgo) pedals that I've been using for almost 20 years. When they start to get hard to get in and out of , I hose them...
06-07-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By leob1

Go to Wal-Mart, buy your kid a brand spanking new...

Go to Wal-Mart, buy your kid a brand spanking new bike. You'll save time and money trying to find a part for a bike that has no value, and you'll be their favorite dad, for a while.
06-06-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,963
Posted By leob1

A pin spanner should work. A hammer and punch...

A pin spanner should work. A hammer and punch would also work.

Good luck.
06-03-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,070
Posted By leob1

No, you don't need one. But buy one and use it...

No, you don't need one.
But buy one and use it anyway. You'll also use it on other stuff that has a specific torque requirement, like carbon parts.
05-31-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,358
Posted By leob1

Have you looked under the fork?

Have you looked under the fork?
Forum: Foo
05-28-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,070
Posted By leob1

Can you make your concerns know to the person...

Can you make your concerns know to the person through a third party? At least then you know that you made some effort to protect the person from themselves.
05-28-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By leob1

In other words; your tire is broken and needs to...

In other words; your tire is broken and needs to be replaced.
05-24-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,588
Posted By leob1

People that think they know everything really...

People that think they know everything really annoy those of us that do.
05-13-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,327
Posted By leob1

How much more does the Park tool cost versus one...

How much more does the Park tool cost versus one from Harbor Freight?
05-13-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 696
Posted By leob1

I'll use SS bolts if and when plated starts to...

I'll use SS bolts if and when plated starts to rust. I don't worry about them being weaker or softer, they aren't under that much stress on a bicycle.
05-12-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By leob1

The star nut just preloads the headset bearings,...

The star nut just preloads the headset bearings, it doesn't hold the fork on the bike, the stem does that. This looks like is solves the issue of not having one.
Other than that, it looks like a...
05-10-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,009
Posted By leob1

If you were on the rollers, how could you be...

If you were on the rollers, how could you be going at high speed? It would seem your speed would be 0 MPH.
05-10-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,154
Posted By leob1

Some bikes have the brake and shifter cables...

Some bikes have the brake and shifter cables routed on the top of the top tube. The hook that goes over the top of the top tube will cause the cables to rub, and scratch the paint and\or the metal...
Forum: Foo
05-10-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,720
Posted By leob1

Would I love to pet a lion, hell yeah! Am I...

Would I love to pet a lion, hell yeah!

Am I stupid enough to think I could walk up to one and sit on it, really really hope I'm not.
Forum: Foo
05-10-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 999
Posted By leob1

Software is the only product that can be sold...

Software is the only product that can be sold unfinished or broken.



Fixed it.
05-10-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By leob1

Did you try to tap it on with a piece of PVC pipe?

Did you try to tap it on with a piece of PVC pipe?
05-10-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,154
Posted By leob1

Just be sure there is no dirt, or cables on the...

Just be sure there is no dirt, or cables on the top tube, it will scratch through the paint in no time. Ask how I know.
But otherwise it's a good rack for the money.
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