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02-14-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 61,269
Posted By drbarney1

that kickstand is excelsior.

that kickstand is excelsior.
01-25-21, 02:29 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 6,691
Posted By drbarney1

I don't trust spoke nuts enough to try it.

There is no guarantee it would have worked but the replacement wheels were a 100% way to eliminate the problem. I also like the style of the mag wheels better than spokes. The ebay seller claims they...
01-25-21, 02:17 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 6,691
Posted By drbarney1

That might have worked but I was unwilling to...

That might have worked but I was unwilling to trust it because replacing the wheels guaranteed an end to this problem. I also like the look and style of mag wheels which I had painted with premium...
01-24-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 6,691
Posted By drbarney1

I replaced my spoke wheels with magnesium alloy...

I replaced my spoke wheels with magnesium alloy wheels from China I got on ebay. That was more than two years ago and the causes of so many of my flat tires was pin-hole leaks from the spoke nuts...
01-24-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,482
Posted By drbarney1

Update on why I do much more riding now

Late last year an old car given to me about two and a half years ago because it had over 200,000 miles on it had the catalytic converters plug up. The cost for replacement catalytic converters alone...
01-11-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,482
Posted By drbarney1

Out of necessity I rode a bike when I left the...

Out of necessity I rode a bike when I left the Air Force in 1975 because I was in and out of graduate school. In the late 1980's i got a series of cars and took up bodybuilding in the late 1990's out...
01-04-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 6,691
Posted By drbarney1

The spoke bolts inside all wire wheels I ever had...

The spoke bolts inside all wire wheels I ever had sooner or later make pin-hole leaks in the inner-tube. I tried care in placing the rubber gasket in place which is supposed to prevent this but it...
01-03-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,781
Posted By drbarney1

I spent it on my stereo which I designed and...

I spent it on my stereo which I designed and built myself using AM radio station transmitter tubes to drive low sensitivity speakers....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,314
Posted By drbarney1

Sometimes low cost Chinese parts from ebay work out well.

After one pin hole leak after another from the spokes inside the wheels in spite of the most punctilious installation of the rubber wheel liner I decided to hell with wire wheels and ordered from...
11-24-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 61,269
Posted By drbarney1

Look up Futuro house for the history of these...

Look up Futuro house for the history of these architectural masterpieces.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 04:02 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,368
Posted By drbarney1

I have a soft spot in my heart, and some would...

I have a soft spot in my heart, and some would say in my brain, for single-ended triode amplifiers using radio station transmitter tubes. You could buy the WAVAC833A stereo amplifier for $350,000....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,368
Posted By drbarney1

In audio there are some scams which are presented...

In audio there are some scams which are presented as improvements, including speaker cables which use faulty physics to justify prices in the tens of thousands of dollars just for the cables. A...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 52,251
Posted By drbarney1

What an interesting style of how to compose the...

What an interesting style of how to compose the muscles in your body. I can do chin-ups, 6 reps with 75 pounds added to a weight belt and 8 to 9 with 50 pounds added but I only weigh about 155 pounds...
10-04-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 61,269
Posted By drbarney1

Nice geometric composition of patterns for your...

Nice geometric composition of patterns for your choice of background
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 52,251
Posted By drbarney1

I agree with their choice because they do not...

I agree with their choice because they do not need bigger arms for their healthy lifestyle. For myself, my body choices are different. I don't want my arms and upper body to look like that so I do...
09-27-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,668
Posted By drbarney1

It can happen from the opposite direction too. If...

It can happen from the opposite direction too. If you don't want to go out for beer and pizza to cultivate a dad bod or you are genuinely interested in a subject too academic instead of sports or you...
05-04-20, 02:28 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 39,155
Posted By drbarney1

I hope I can be put to sleep rather than any...

I hope I can be put to sleep rather than any nursing home or go through dementia. Because I am autistic I quit my last job to get a boss who treated me like a child and started stealing from me, I...
04-06-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,396
Posted By drbarney1

My answer is to pass the buck; "If you think the...

My answer is to pass the buck; "If you think the traffic laws are unfair why complain to me? I don't make the rules and I find no evidence the rules are designed to show who's boss. Take your...
03-30-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,237
Posted By drbarney1

It is a Futuro house designed by the Finnish...

It is a Futuro house designed by the Finnish architect Matti Suuronen in 1968. I have lived in mine since 1977. I bought it as manufacture of these houses ended and I will never live in any other...
03-29-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,237
Posted By drbarney1

This is the purest metallic green yet.

This is the purest metallic green yet.
03-23-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,237
Posted By drbarney1

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Green always was my favorite color. Years ago I got...
03-23-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 39,155
Posted By drbarney1

I am 73 years old and I have been exercising,...

I am 73 years old and I have been exercising, relying on bicycles since my 30's because I always do poorly in the job market and can't afford to drive everywhere, I always did some body weight...
03-08-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 39,155
Posted By drbarney1

I agree completely. I have been amateur...

I agree completely. I have been amateur bodybuilding since I was in my 50's because I never want to have a pot belly and I like having good muscle mass. A long time ago I gave up all meat when I was...
02-04-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 39,155
Posted By drbarney1

To me life has already ended when one becomes an...

To me life has already ended when one becomes an invalid so there is no reason to prolong it. I would rather have a shorter but healthy life while I live than a long life hobbling on an aluminum...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,369
Posted By drbarney1

I ride at night because I have to for...

I ride at night because I have to for transportation, I need to save gasoline whenever I can. I have several lights on my bike, including valve stem cap lights. Walmart has frame lights I may get.
01-19-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 61,269
Posted By drbarney1

I hate winter, but the chrome is beautiful.

I hate winter, but the chrome is beautiful.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,101
Posted By drbarney1

Thank you for the education on this new...

Thank you for the education on this new technology. I am not ready yet to adopt it because I would like to try changing a tubeless tire and compare it with the effort of changing an inner tube. As...
01-12-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 61,269
Posted By drbarney1

Metallic green is my favorite color.

Metallic green is my favorite color.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,101
Posted By drbarney1

I think I will continue to use tubed tires on mag...

I think I will continue to use tubed tires on mag wheels because I have had no trouble with them in over a year. It may seem frivolous, but I had a bad boss who threatened to fire me for wearing...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,101
Posted By drbarney1

I believe you, but if this is a 99% chance of a...

I believe you, but if this is a 99% chance of a cure, I'll take the much closer to 100% cure even if the risk of more flat tires from spoke becomes a once every two decades event. I hate flat tires...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,662
Posted By drbarney1

I had a tire split from too much pressure. I pay...

I had a tire split from too much pressure. I pay attention now when I inflate a tire.
12-30-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,254
Posted By drbarney1

Excelsior!

Excelsior!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,101
Posted By drbarney1

I don't get along with spoke wheels because in...

I don't get along with spoke wheels because in spite of the rubber lining coating the heads of the spoke bolts on the interior of the wheel, and no matter how carefully I installed the rubber lining...
12-29-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,781
Posted By drbarney1

Over the years I have accumulated fountain pens....

Over the years I have accumulated fountain pens. I import my ink from the Herbin ink company which has been in business since 1680. They probably sold ink to Voltaire and Balzac, but they have...
12-23-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,781
Posted By drbarney1

It has been a couple of years since I spent some...

It has been a couple of years since I spent some of what I was earning but I designed and built my own stereo amplifier using AM radio station transmitting tubes and 1000Volts to power it. You cannot...
12-17-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 61,269
Posted By drbarney1

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12-16-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 61,269
Posted By drbarney1

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Here is my entry.
12-16-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 61,269
Posted By drbarney1

These are all masterpieces of camera work. Bravo!

These are all masterpieces of camera work. Bravo!
12-11-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 60,505
Posted By drbarney1

I made my own rear light assembly which has a 12...

I made my own rear light assembly which has a 12 Volt lithium battery and an automotive flashing unit to power it. After using it a few months I got inspired to add turn signals when I found cheap...
10-14-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,268
Posted By drbarney1

No more spoke induced pin hole leaks

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I had been plagued with inner tubes forming pinhole...
09-30-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,909
Posted By drbarney1

Tires for Road Use

Years ago I was submitted as a candidate for the job of flight simulator technician for a large and famous flight training corporation. I had more qualifications that anyone else. When the manager...
09-16-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,434
Posted By drbarney1

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I made this out of a lithium battery a flasher...
09-02-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,493
Posted By drbarney1

Consider training legs with low rep range heavy...

Consider training legs with low rep range heavy as you can safely handle dead-lifts and squats to build strength and use hills to build endurance. Eat protein after each exercise session.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 01:02 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 21,868
Posted By drbarney1

I started with an aluminum angle bracket but it...

I started with an aluminum angle bracket but it was not strong enough, it bent and eventually broke from the torsion of the breaking so I replaced it with steel and it has worked well ever since.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 12:58 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 21,868
Posted By drbarney1

It is beautifully cleaned and painted. My...

It is beautifully cleaned and painted. My favorite color is green, but the other colors are sublime when they are pure and un-muted.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 21,868
Posted By drbarney1

No, I have a low budget steel mountain bike with...

No, I have a low budget steel mountain bike with magnesium wheels. Later this week I will install a 1959 Cadillac bullet tail light with a flashing LED and a lithium battery....
08-18-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,523
Posted By drbarney1

Try a scoop of whey protein after workout to make...

Try a scoop of whey protein after workout to make your muscles metabolic with protein synthesis. My favorite brands are Legion and Biotrust but brands imported from New Zealand are also good and all...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 21,868
Posted By drbarney1

Some professional racers do something I find...

Some professional racers do something I find comparable. They self-inflict sarcopenia upon their upper body muscles to save weight. Have you ever seen a picture of Lance Armstrong (ironic name.) I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 21,868
Posted By drbarney1

I am not competitive enough to do all those...

I am not competitive enough to do all those things for a minuscule gain in speed because I use my bike to go to appointments and get groceries in town to save on car use whenever I can and to...
08-04-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 23,043
Posted By drbarney1

I looked up possible side effects on webmd and...

I looked up possible side effects on webmd and two other reasonably official sites. The risks of these side effects may be small as you say, but I so much do not want them that to me they are akin to...
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