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Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,465
Posted By DeadGrandpa

That is so funny. Here I thought I had posted the...

That is so funny. Here I thought I had posted the stupidest thing ever, and I'm very late to the thread, but wow.

Fwiw, I used to ride with work gloves from harbor freight. Now I wear a special...
Forum: Touring
09-23-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 461
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I'm with you on listening to the radio. I used to...

I'm with you on listening to the radio. I used to tune in the NPR, one ear bud in my right ear and the other ear bud behind my right ear, to allow for ambient sounds. Nowadays I ride with a partner...
Forum: Touring
09-23-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Maybe something from Swift Industries. Google...

Maybe something from Swift Industries. Google Built by Swift. I think they have the style you seek.
09-20-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 546
Posted By DeadGrandpa

It's all about the bike "jewelry". Do you love...

It's all about the bike "jewelry". Do you love your bike? Then buy her some jewelry.
09-20-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 581
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I like to spray the inside of any used cable...

I like to spray the inside of any used cable housing with a "dry" or silicone lube. Let it dry. It can't hurt.
09-20-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 709
Posted By DeadGrandpa

This is a crucial question about your philosophy...

This is a crucial question about your philosophy of pedals. Some people seek the highest efficiency of clipless. I'm kinda retro and use toe clips and straps, because they're comfortable and...
09-20-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 918
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Pffft!!! No padding is necessary. Compression...

Pffft!!! No padding is necessary. Compression boxers to keep things in place, normal non cotton shorts (I use Columbia PFG shorts) and a performance wicking shirt from a discount store, long sleeve...
09-20-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 546
Posted By DeadGrandpa

The cowbell is a good choice. If you can afford...

The cowbell is a good choice. If you can afford carbon, try the Whisky 24F. Coming from narrow road drops, my gf adapted to the short flared drops without a murmur, on her new gravel bike.
09-20-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 611
Posted By DeadGrandpa

First, you don't need or want suspension. You...

First, you don't need or want suspension. You should prioritize the ability to accommodate wider tires, like 700x50 at a minimum. At your height, I don't think 27.5 inch tires are in your favor.
...
Forum: Foo
09-20-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 459
Posted By DeadGrandpa

There is no higher authority than "a guy on...

There is no higher authority than "a guy on bikeforums said..."
Forum: Foo
09-20-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 459
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Thanks for these links. I think this whole issue...

Thanks for these links. I think this whole issue arose the other evening, when she wanted to tell me something, but I was temporarily busy sharing some of my imagined wisdom on BF.
Forum: Foo
09-20-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 459
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Yep. Around here, any camping more than one night...

Yep. Around here, any camping more than one night means "car camping" with a 15 inch thick queen size blow up mattress, in a tent with standing headroom. Bike touring will be of the credit card kind,...
Forum: Foo
09-20-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 459
Posted By DeadGrandpa

You and I are a couple of the lucky ones, then....

You and I are a couple of the lucky ones, then. Since I convinced her to retire with me and ride bikes pretty much full time, it's been awesome. I never thought I'd find a partner who would ask for...
Forum: Foo
09-19-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 459
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Are BF and YT part of the "social media" universe?

My gf accused me of being a little too much entangled in social media. I peruse BF and another bike forum, and watch bike, gardening and various other videos on YouTube. I claim my time is spent in...
09-17-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I have no pics, but my previous lbs had a 2x4...

I have no pics, but my previous lbs had a 2x4 stud screwed to the wall about head high or better. Screw a bike holding "J" hook horizontally (perpendicular to the wall) into the stud, about 2 feet...
09-08-20, 03:44 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,935
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Hey, I'm not pointing a high pressure stream at...

Hey, I'm not pointing a high pressure stream at the end of the cassette. All the water is directed parallel to the cassette cogs. You guys do ride in the rain sometimes, right? I think I'm talking...
09-06-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,935
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I've read this entire thread with interest....

I've read this entire thread with interest. Haven't read any recommendations for using a pressure washer. I mean, I just wipe down the dirty chain, myself, and lube with Pro-something, shift through...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-05-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,074
Posted By DeadGrandpa

My folding bike is fun, or at least it was until...

My folding bike is fun, or at least it was until I found I averaged about 1mph slower than on my regular bike. Then I weighed each of them and found the folder was 7 pounds heavier. Dang IGH and...
Forum: Foo
09-05-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Sorry Hondo, I'm going to have to call your...

Sorry Hondo, I'm going to have to call your Starting To Make Sense" with Talking Heads "Once in a Lifetime", and raise you "Stop Making Sense", also by Talking Heads.
09-05-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,033
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I'm not sure if it will fit your BB, but I know...

I'm not sure if it will fit your BB, but I know that a SRAM Force crankset has a direct bolt on chainring. I bought a 32T chainring to swap out the 42T that came on the bike, and another chain that...
09-04-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By DeadGrandpa

You have me scratching my head. Please let me...

You have me scratching my head. Please let me know if you find the cause. I guess it could be a defect in the tube, but it seems unlikely.
09-04-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Run your fingers around the inside of the rim,...

Run your fingers around the inside of the rim, like where the spokes come through the rim and a bit to either side, all the way around. I'm not an expert, but that's what I would do.. Make sure there...
09-03-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,058
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I'm a big fan of guilt as riding motivation, and...

I'm a big fan of guilt as riding motivation, and a desire to "get my money's worth". Spend as much as you can afford, then increase your mileage in an effort to justify spending the money. It's a...
Forum: Touring
09-02-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,018
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Tourist, thanks for the great meal expose.

Tourist, thanks for the great meal expose.
09-01-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I've heard good things about Hunt wheels as being...

I've heard good things about Hunt wheels as being a good bang for the buck. I recommend the Path Less Pedaled channel on YouTube for a plethora of gravel bike information, bike and component reviews....
08-31-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 820
Posted By DeadGrandpa

We are kindred spirits. We All are kindred...

We are kindred spirits. We All are kindred spirits. Ride on, and ride lots.
08-31-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 820
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I will be 68 next month. Our (my fiancee and I)...

I will be 68 next month. Our (my fiancee and I) short rides are 42 miles these days. Our longish rides are 52+, but we do feel tired after back to back 50+ mile days. City riding is scary. Seek out...
Forum: Foo
08-31-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,856
Posted By DeadGrandpa

What is your technique for grilling veggie...

What is your technique for grilling veggie burgers? I mean the spicy black bean kind. I can go from start to finish in about 8 minutes, including the cheese melting portion at the end. Or do you...
Forum: Foo
08-31-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 671
Posted By DeadGrandpa

​​​​​​ Godfrey Daniels!!! I totally agree with...

​​​​​​ Godfrey Daniels!!! I totally agree with you on this matter!!!
08-31-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 820
Posted By DeadGrandpa

It's time to get serious about bicycling. You...

It's time to get serious about bicycling. You seem to be a young person, so you have lots of upside (room for improvement). First, work towards doubling your mileage. Your butt will get used to it....
08-30-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 715
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I use ISM saddles on my paved road/gravel bike...

I use ISM saddles on my paved road/gravel bike (Jamis Renegade Expert), my gravel/bikepacking bike (Trek 1120) and my folding bike (Bike Friday Pocket Llama. I use a Thudbuster seatpost on both the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 955
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I don't know what size guy you are, but if your...

I don't know what size guy you are, but if your bike is sub-20 pounds, any bike weight gains are a low percentage improvement. Can you realistically lose 5 pounds of body weight? Wouldn't that be a...
08-28-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I guess that the worst outcome would be the tire...

I guess that the worst outcome would be the tire could expand in the heat and rub against the seat tube. If this were a gravel bike, you might get mud on the tire that exacerbated the minimal...
08-27-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I am in awe of your steadfast use of technology...

I am in awe of your steadfast use of technology to keep track of your riding. I went the other way, myself, and disabled the calendar function of my phone. Seriously, congratulations on riding so...
08-26-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 857
Posted By DeadGrandpa

So, you do wear all other types of women's...

So, you do wear all other types of women's clothing? Interesting.

To the OP, you don't really need the Lycra, padded shorts and jerseys with pockets in the back. I wear Columbia loose shorts (had...
08-26-20, 02:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,151
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Ah. You have here the beginning of a desire to...

Ah. You have here the beginning of a desire to make upgrades on your bike. I recommend a new set of carbon rims with some really high quality hubs. After spending the money, you can work through the...
08-26-20, 02:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 924
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I bought a touring bike in 2014; it came with...

I bought a touring bike in 2014; it came with Continental "Town and Country" tires. I went ahead and got a set of Schwalbe Marathons, put them on immediately. They survived the death of that bike in...
08-22-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,295
Posted By DeadGrandpa

That does look like a very nice tool, especially...

That does look like a very nice tool, especially if you are pressed for time and need the ratchet function. I like the simplicity of the non adjustable model I have, as it weighs less and is not...
08-21-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,295
Posted By DeadGrandpa

https://www.amazon.com/Venzo-2-10NM-Bicycle-Portab...

https://www.amazon.com/Venzo-2-10NM-Bicycle-Portable-Torque/dp/B00V4CQEGW

^^^^ This is what I use for stems, seat posts, stuff like that.
08-19-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,150
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I use rechargeable lights, front and rear. My...

I use rechargeable lights, front and rear. My most recent acquisitions were Cygolites, and they are quite good, feature wise and they have lasted for a four hour ride without issue. My oldest light...
08-18-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 862
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Just thinking outside the box, could you run a...

Just thinking outside the box, could you run a set of 650b rims on this frame? A fatter tire on the 27.5 rims could give you a new dimension of ride with a diameter close to the 700x40. Just...
08-18-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,498
Posted By DeadGrandpa

There are two of us, and we each have full frame...

There are two of us, and we each have full frame bags in the front triangle, with a fabric bottle holder attached to the stem.

My frame bag is larger, so I can hold 3 tall bottles in the top...
08-17-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,498
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I don't believe in fasting or yoga. During the...

I don't believe in fasting or yoga. During the east Carolina heat and humidity, we've been getting up at 5:30, and on the road by 7am. We usually have eggs, grits and toast or biscuits. We take trail...
08-16-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,428
Posted By DeadGrandpa

You have me beat chronologically. My first show...

You have me beat chronologically. My first show was Atlanta, December '73. Meanwhile, I have enjoyed the improvement in bicycling technology. Apparently, wider tires mean more comfort at lower...
08-16-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,428
Posted By DeadGrandpa

We've got a lot in common. You and me should hang...

We've got a lot in common. You and me should hang out. I'll be 68 in a couple months. Pffft on those whippersnappers.
Edit: I've had that young gf, and they are a lot of fun, but eventually you get...
08-16-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,428
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Clearly he is not fully committed to bicycling,...

Clearly he is not fully committed to bicycling, or else his wife is lacking in dedication. Or else they have children who want to go to college.
08-16-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,428
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I think you should re-evaluate your priorities....

I think you should re-evaluate your priorities. The bike was there, and you were there... I assume it was the correct size? You had your checkbook? Are you waiting for a sign from the heavens? If it...
08-16-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,775
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I guess I can echo some other's advice, and...

I guess I can echo some other's advice, and recommend mixing in longer rides at a more relaxed pace. I'm almost 68, and have been riding more and more the last two years. Long rides have grown from...
08-14-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Bah!! You're not sick, you're just out of shape,...

Bah!! You're not sick, you're just out of shape, and looking for an excuse to be lazy with your riding. Get up and out early, pack a lunch and ride an extra 20 miles. Push yourself to more and more....
08-12-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 866
Posted By DeadGrandpa

If the"leadership" you were looking for was akin...

If the"leadership" you were looking for was akin to the reports of Chinese authorities forcing elements of the population to quarantine, in other words, if Trump had directed all law enforcement to...
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