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06-02-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 993
Posted By hillyman

I've said many times we should all learn to work...

I've said many times we should all learn to work on our own bikes. I now wish to retract that statement.
06-01-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By SethAZ

That's good stuff! Yes, keeping it off is the...

That's good stuff! Yes, keeping it off is the challenge. Around 11 years ago I was 380 lbs, and briefly got as low as 245 or so during intense exercise and calorie control. In the intervening years...
05-31-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By sweeks

This reminds me of my first derailleur bike, a...

This reminds me of my first derailleur bike, a Motobecane Mirage which I bought new in 1975. I had 3 or 4 flats within a week of picking it up. I traced them all to drain holes in the steel rims. I...
05-31-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,256
Posted By Pouhana

I bought a Walmart dime store bike 2 years ago. ...

I bought a Walmart dime store bike 2 years ago. I busted a chain on my bike 1 mile from Walmart. Bought a cheap Roadmaster and rode home. Went back and hauled my mountain bike home.
3 bikes...
05-31-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,127
Posted By mrblue

People, in general, are idiots; seriously, we're...

People, in general, are idiots; seriously, we're still just monkeys with an enlarged frontal lobe. Our society has laws which give you legal leverage over their idiocy which is supposed to act as...
05-31-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,586
Posted By Amt0571

I have lots of tools and things from Lidl (not...

I have lots of tools and things from Lidl (not all of them bike related) and I can it say that they're really good for the price. The bicycle workstand cost me 30€ and is better than some 100€ ones....
05-31-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 899
Posted By steve sumner

for indexed shifting the cable housing needs to...

for indexed shifting the cable housing needs to be compressionless
it has little steel wires inside that run the length of the housing.
if the setup worked yesterday I suspect you bought generic...
05-31-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,288
Posted By Ironfish653

I actually prefer a high-volume tire, like...

I actually prefer a high-volume tire, like 1.95-2.1” on my commuter bike, especially since that kind of riding typically involves lots of surface transitions. Based on RWGPS data, my primary...
05-31-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By crtreedude

Some encouragement

I checked history and back 13.5 years ago I went from 224 to 185. (I was part of Clydesdale back then) Today's weight is 189. As I am sure you all are aware, keeping it off is the goal.

I...
05-31-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 57,000
Views: 8,218,430
Posted By Clang

Bianchi Volpe - $50 (Minneapolis, MN) ...

Bianchi Volpe - $50 (Minneapolis, MN)
https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/bik/d/minneapolis-bianchi-volpe/7133284334.html

https://images.craigslist.org/01313_eRE0nAArGPu_0CI0t2_1200x900.jpg
05-30-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,127
Posted By 257 roberts

he played the bad guy very well....the scene in...

he played the bad guy very well....the scene in the movie "Cowboys " starring John Wayne and Bruce Dern
05-30-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By pattrick

Thank you all !

I was never that big but 220 lbs at 5"9' brought me here. Here I found inspiration and sympathy on my struggles. Currently I am at 185 without dieting and doing well . Just wanted to say thank you...
05-30-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,127
Posted By JayKay3000

I try and wave to / thank drivers who respect me...

I try and wave to / thank drivers who respect me and quietly ignore those who don't. I'm not riding for their amusement and I'm not going to let them provoke me into making a scene.
05-30-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 685
Posted By dedhed

Paying the bills. Start your own forum or buy a...

Paying the bills. Start your own forum or buy a premium membership
05-30-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 466
Posted By mrrabbit

People seem to have a hard time understanding...

People seem to have a hard time understanding that the stress relieving process has multiple benefits:

1. Early on, it assists with spoke setting.
2. Near finishing point, reveals if more work...
05-30-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 899
Posted By eyemkeith

I turns out on this original 1992 equipment, the...

I turns out on this original 1992 equipment, the "H" screw is frozen in time, maybe rocking out to some sweet Nirvana bootlegs, I don't know. I cannot get it to budge in either direction, either with...
05-30-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 899
Posted By eyemkeith

Wow, dude. No reason to be so harsh. I think I...

Wow, dude. No reason to be so harsh. I think I made it pretty clear I did not know what I was doing.
05-30-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,127
Posted By REDMASTA

confronting leads to escalation which leads to...

confronting leads to escalation which leads to great youtube videos. so the lesson to be learned is ride with a gopro or cycliq type camera.
05-30-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Fissile

Your existing rear derailleur may not work with...

Your existing rear derailleur may not work with that set up. There may not be enough clearance between the 34t cog and the jockey wheel on the derailleur. In that case you'd need to change out the...
05-30-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By dedhed

You need a crank removal tool for your existing...

You need a crank removal tool for your existing crank, pedal wrench, socket for the bolts, correct tool for your existing BB, correct tool to install whatever BB you purchase.

The frame and...
05-30-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 466
Posted By Koyote

If that's really what your LBS would charge, you...

If that's really what your LBS would charge, you need a need to find a new shop. Mine charges $50 to build a wheel from scratch.
05-30-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By trailflow1

Shimano Altus cranksets do not have removable...

Shimano Altus cranksets do not have removable chainrings. You'll need a new crank.
05-30-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,127
Posted By wolfchild

Keep your ego in check and keep your emotions...

Keep your ego in check and keep your emotions under control...There is nothing wrong with having an aggressive and dangerous side...but don't use it until your life is really in danger. There is no...
05-30-20, 04:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By Clyde1820

Trek DS 8.5, here. Came much as your unit, but...

Trek DS 8.5, here. Came much as your unit, but decided to thoroughly beef up the wheelset. Opted for Velocity Dyad, DT Swiss spokes and nipples, Shimano Deore XT 36H hubs, and Continental Tour Ride...
05-30-20, 02:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 855
Posted By canklecat

Cheap, functional within limits. I got some...

Cheap, functional within limits. I got some Sunlite brake cable and housing a couple of years ago. The cable stretched and housing compressed, so I had to keep tweaking the cable tension until...
05-30-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By SethAZ

I have zero experience with those wheels, but if...

I have zero experience with those wheels, but if I was riding at 390 lbs I'd be looking for wheels like that. At my highest weight ever I was 380 lbs, but by the time I started riding my mountain...
05-29-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,127
Posted By veganbikes

Ride your bike only indoors in a small box while...

Ride your bike only indoors in a small box while watching shows on diesel trucks and gas powered super cars on a T.V. powered by a gas generator so as not to upset drivers with your pedal powered...
05-29-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By Russ Roth

If there isn't a notched spacer between the top...

If there isn't a notched spacer between the top and bottom caps it is sometimes possible to put a wrench on the top cap and screw it down if both the top and bottom caps are slightly loose, this will...
05-29-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By dsbrantjr

If you are trying to introduce friction into your...

If you are trying to introduce friction into your steering, like the old friction disc steering dampers on motorcycles, by tightening your headset bearings, you are doomed to failure. Tightening the...
05-29-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,420
Posted By zacster

I bought XT V-Brakes M770 a few years ago used...

I bought XT V-Brakes M770 a few years ago used and paid $40. I couldn't tell you the arm length. Look for used and maybe you'll find a bargain since everybody is going to disc these days. For me, it...
05-29-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Litespud

the “130/110mm” on the chainring refers to the...

the “130/110mm” on the chainring refers to the bolt circle diameter of the chainring, and is unrelated to the 120mm spindle length. It’ll fit your current crank if the BCD matches
05-29-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By revcp

Not a cone wrench

which are 13mm to 17mm, and are for working on hubs. You need 30mm or 32mm spanners. Typically you purchase one spanner that has 30mm and 32mm ends. You need just one, as you can use an adjustable...
05-29-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,127
Posted By GlennR

I've snapped off a few right hand mirrors in my...

I've snapped off a few right hand mirrors in my time. And I keep telling myself to calm down, but i've seen drivers almost hit me when they're the only one on a multi lane road. Or pass me only to...
05-29-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By AeroGut

Any shimano road triple front derailleur should...

Any shimano road triple front derailleur should work. Over the years, the Sora, Tiagra, 105 and Ultegra groups all had a triple option at one time or another, so look for any of those, but make sure...
05-28-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By greatscott

If you are going to sand the chrome you need to...

If you are going to sand the chrome you need to wear dust mask and protective goggles. Inhaling chrome dust will damage your lungs, you'll need to go to the hospital, but the damage will be...
05-28-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By SethAZ

What size tires are those? I know they're 700c...

What size tires are those? I know they're 700c (29" tires), I mean the width. And is there much room around the chainstays and seat stays with those tires on? It would probably help to put larger...
05-25-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 10,327
Posted By Mad Honk

Well Kurt, The buyer decided to open the...

Well Kurt,
The buyer decided to open the package. he/I was expecting a set of calipers for the old Raleigh I am trying to bring back to life from a junk yard find for $6. Of course this will be a...
05-24-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 29,148
Posted By JVG

That's because most shops have a minimum, most...

That's because most shops have a minimum, most mechanics or body shops do also . Most mechanics wont touch a car for less than the cost of 1 hour wage , it's not worth it . And plus your bike shop...
05-24-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 10,327
Posted By xiaoman1

Getting closer....This puppy should become a...

Getting closer....This puppy should become a sticky!!! :D...
05-24-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 29,148
Posted By HerrKaLeun

I had a BD bike and all that was required was...

I had a BD bike and all that was required was installing front wheel and adjusting stem. Maybe add some derailleur adjustment. If you own a bike, you should be able to do that. If you are no able to...
Replies: 22
Views: 852
Posted By RiA59

Thank you for the input - greatly appreciated.

Thank you for the input - greatly appreciated.
05-23-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By Mad Honk

Three options: First straighten everything and...

Three options: First straighten everything and weld it back together. But caveates are the weld may break down the brass in the tubes that hold it in place between the stays. Second is to...
05-23-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,536
Posted By tallbikeman

Oneder, good for your mother. Our class had a...

Oneder, good for your mother. Our class had a few dropouts but most stayed to the end. Intermittent fasting is a good thing in my book but there a bunch of different fasting techniques out there so...
05-23-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,256
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Pick up in store only prior to the pandemic. I...

Pick up in store only prior to the pandemic. I know this since I bought my Cannondale in March two weeks prior to the shutdown.
05-23-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By johnspack

Thanks for all the input guys. Feeling kinda...

Thanks for all the input guys. Feeling kinda dumb right now. Decided to search the floor area where I had worked on my wheel. Found 2 bearings. Measured them, 1/4". So the answer for front late...
05-23-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,461
Posted By JayKay3000

Humm - Ebikes have electricity... you saw the...

Humm - Ebikes have electricity... you saw the idea here first - Tire inflation systems for ebikes with the pump run from the bikes battery.
Replies: 41
Views: 1,635
Posted By rjhammett

I am amazed at the bikes that are pulled out of...

I am amazed at the bikes that are pulled out of dumpsters. This Specialized Ground Control A1 and Gary Fisher Aquila were pulled out of a dumpster one day by my daughter.
...
05-23-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,256
Posted By Metieval

I have been, its a soy laced lattes lovers heaven.

I have been, its a soy laced lattes lovers heaven.
05-23-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By trainman999

1983 Trek 510 frame 22". Yours has fender eyelets...

1983 Trek 510 frame 22". Yours has fender eyelets on the forks and stays, so built as either a Trek 500 or a Trek 520. Made of Reynolds 501 butted main tubes, manganese forks and stays
05-23-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,577
Posted By Kapusta

"Hey look! Social distancing is starting to...

"Hey look! Social distancing is starting to work!"

"Great! Lets stop doing it!"

No, I am not doing group rides, and I think it is asinine to be doing them at this point. This is NOT an...
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