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09-22-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 90
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Bike as escape vehicle

https://www.sfgate.com/local/editorspicks/article/Video-shows-mountain-lion-stalking-child-on-bike-15585015.php
09-21-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Very interesting. Iíd like to get a belt drive...

Very interesting. Iíd like to get a belt drive bike but the ďtraditionalĒ stay removal systems are A real turn off. Anyone know of other bikes built with this system? Please let me know. Thanks.
09-21-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 456
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I have a rule, never pay any attention to anyone...

I have a rule, never pay any attention to anyone waving me to go. I broke that rule some weeks ago when stopped at a road crossing on our MUP where I had clearly signaled my intention to turn left. A...
09-17-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,220
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Clear and cool here in the East Bay. Very nice....

Clear and cool here in the East Bay. Very nice. After about a week off, itís time to get going! Now I need to remember we do still have that nasty virus all around.
09-15-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 824
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Yeah but all the ebike people will tell you that...

Yeah but all the ebike people will tell you that they need the boost because of age/injury/disability/etc just to enjoy a ride. I say bull. I see people speeding along the MUP at excessive speeds on...
09-15-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 681
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I run similar tires. 60 psi.

I run similar tires. 60 psi.
09-15-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,495
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Here the light is pretty normal. But I am still...

Here the light is pretty normal. But I am still feeling something in my lungs from my recent activities. Air quality not so great. So Iím sitting here coaching my grandson on making hash browns etc...
Forum: Foo
09-12-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,507
Posted By Joe Bikerider

In the California Sierra mountains you can hire...

In the California Sierra mountains you can hire Sherpas but nowadays who knows? There are also pack stations who can help out. But your kids seem pretty small to ride a horse. When I was younger my...
09-11-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 130,598
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I live on the North side of Diablo and thatís...

I live on the North side of Diablo and thatís very good advice. I got stronger by simply riding up the hill until I needed to stop. Then I turned around and coasted back home. I think itís an...
09-10-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By Joe Bikerider

You might look at crazyguyonabike and see whoís...

You might look at crazyguyonabike and see whoís been there recently. Have fun.
09-10-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,495
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I didnít ride yesterday, the sky was bright...

I didnít ride yesterday, the sky was bright orange in the morning, like being inside a pumpkin. Car was covered in ash. This morning itís more yellow but still not healthy. This is the site I check....
09-08-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By Joe Bikerider

one of the best tools that I didnít buy. One time...

one of the best tools that I didnít buy. One time while talking to my dentist while laid out on my back I asked if he could give me a couple tools. Sure enough while I was leaving he handed me some....
09-06-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By Joe Bikerider

that 1.75 tube seems too big. Likely to...

that 1.75 tube seems too big. Likely to crinkle/wrinkle inside the tire and cause problems. If thereís any doubt I always buy tubes smaller than the tire size. Keep looking.
09-03-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,057
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Sounds like normal California real estate market....

Sounds like normal California real estate market. Maybe you just need to get used to it.
09-03-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,057
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Thanks for the rational responses. I guess...

Thanks for the rational responses. I guess that's why I come to this site. Take care of yourselves.
Forum: Foo
09-02-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 688
Posted By Joe Bikerider

When I become King of the World, anytime a...

When I become King of the World, anytime a building was sold it would include verified drawings of all plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and structural. Elect me! How many million hours of redo are spent...
09-02-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,057
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I donít understand that argument. Sure lots of...

I donít understand that argument. Sure lots of small businesses are going under, but how did they start in the first place. If there is an empty store will it sit forever? Maybe in the wrong place...
09-01-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,574
Posted By Joe Bikerider

You have all missed the point. By the time a...

You have all missed the point. By the time a child becomes a teenager he/she has consumed thousands of hours of advertising telling them that cars are: fast, beautiful, sexy, convenient, loud, and...
09-01-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Mules on the MUP

Unusual encounter this morning on the CC Canal trail. I passed a mowing machine, normal at this time of year, and came across a man leading two mules. One with a saddle and the other carrying some...
08-31-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3,671
Views: 520,076
Posted By Joe Bikerider

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I was taking the bike out from the garage and...
08-30-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1,863
Views: 189,755
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Dubliners, James Joyce

Dubliners, James Joyce
08-30-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 612
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I do have a pair of lobster gloves and when it...

I do have a pair of lobster gloves and when it gets cold enough they are great. The problem is that I need to find them every winter. Last year I used them only a couple times. This year after the...
08-30-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,291
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Iím still trying to figure out ďmethylate your...

Iím still trying to figure out ďmethylate your DNAĒ. What a bunch of nonsense and supported with no science at all. I suggest you go out and ride.
08-27-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,314
Posted By Joe Bikerider

REI sale is starting up. I will buy a new pair of...

REI sale is starting up. I will buy a new pair of Zoic shorts.
Forum: Foo
08-26-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 423
Posted By Joe Bikerider

You mean like the person who got the plague this...

You mean like the person who got the plague this year in Colorado? Itís still around in squirrels. And Leprosy is commonly found in armadillos. I think your View of the world needs adjusting. Are...
08-23-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I would suggest using the Shimano spec grease and...

I would suggest using the Shimano spec grease and oil on these hubs. The oil in particular is expensive but my LBS will do the dip as a service item. It works for me.
08-20-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By Joe Bikerider

How about a Breezer 8+. Fenders are still too...

How about a Breezer 8+. Fenders are still too small. But having a chain instead of belt saves a lot of money and complication. I actually bought a Linus 8 before all this Covid mess and I like it.
08-20-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By Joe Bikerider

That looks pretty nice, but I am a IGH fan. Iíd...

That looks pretty nice, but I am a IGH fan. Iíd rather not futz with disc brakes too but thatís just me. The only thing that would really bug me is the fenders. I like fenders they do make riding in...
08-20-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Sounds nice. 83F and smokey here. What I didnít...

Sounds nice. 83F and smokey here. What I didnít mention in my long story was that those days it was over 100F every afternoon. Hard to concentrate on little ball bearings while sweat was dripping...
08-20-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I find it best to follow the manufacturers...

I find it best to follow the manufacturers suggestion. The model of this hub specs special grease which I used. Other models spec the dunk procedure using some expensive Shimano branded oil, I have...
08-20-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Maintenance on Shimano 8 speed IGH

Itís been about 5 years that Iíve been riding this bike, Shimano says lubricate the hub every two years. I did that after two years so I figured it was time to do it again. I remember the first time...
08-16-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 166
Posted By Joe Bikerider

PX 10 at the LBS

Spotted in the queue yesterday outside the LBS. (encina bicycle on Ygnacio ) I asked the young man selling me some ball bearings if it was for sale and he said no it was waiting for service. Pre 1970...
08-15-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I got timed out on my reply but anyway things are...

I got timed out on my reply but anyway things are OK. Bye
08-14-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Shimano Nexus SG-8R31 squeal after maintenance

I took this hub apart a couple weeks ago to clean and lubricate. I think I did it right, only thing unusual was that one of the ball bearings was lost from the non-drive side retainer. 3/16 x 13...
08-12-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Joe Bikerider

The San Francisco paper has had a couple articles...

The San Francisco paper has had a couple articles this week warning people to stay away from the Tahoe area. One was a father who complained about his son getting sick from germs brought up to that...
08-10-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I bought a linus 8 and think itís great not on...

I bought a linus 8 and think itís great not on your ballot though. For that kind of bike IGH is the way to go.
08-08-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,002
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Cholorquine was state of the art Malaria...

Cholorquine was state of the art Malaria preventive treatment in about 1974. When I was sent to west africa in Ď74 I was given a bottle of once a week pills. I took one every Sunday (easy to keep...
08-08-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,798
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Iím going on a ride now. Thanks.

Iím going on a ride now. Thanks.
08-07-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,798
Posted By Joe Bikerider

If You call it whining about delivery vans then I...

If You call it whining about delivery vans then I am guilty. I object to the current situation where so many vans are driving dangerously up and down my street. Thatís the street that myself and...
08-07-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,798
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Wow. I cut and pasted a news article which later...

Wow. I cut and pasted a news article which later changed several times over the days. Then people started attacking me for the inaccurate article. Now Itís become a huge fight between people who...
08-02-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 943
Posted By Joe Bikerider

If you want to read about how Schwalbe feels...

If you want to read about how Schwalbe feels about some rims and tires being harder to mount and how you can deal with it then read here:https://www.schwalbe.com/en/tech

Itís an amazingly detailed...
08-01-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Posted By Joe Bikerider

One other option for bicycle parts was to go to...

One other option for bicycle parts was to go to the new shop across the street from the hardware store. I donít think I will ever go into this place.

https://www.racycles.com/page/detail/1171
...
07-31-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Yeah, the store had a case like that except with...

Yeah, the store had a case like that except with imperial sizes. Just pick out the one you want. Shimano spec sheet showed 3/16 inch balls so that was good. Pretty funny for Amazon to have pictures...
07-30-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,798
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Perhaps you may be able to satisfy your needs on...

Perhaps you may be able to satisfy your needs on another planet? Here we are restricted by the passing of time. Bye
07-30-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,798
Posted By Joe Bikerider

https://www.ktvu.com/news/sheriff-ids-10-year-old-...

https://www.ktvu.com/news/sheriff-ids-10-year-old-lafayette-boy-killed-in-accident-with-amazon-delivery-truck

as far as the headline/title being ďfalseĒ. Those were set by the facts at the time. ...
07-30-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Saved by the hardware store

I had been doing overhaul on my Nexus 8 speed hub and it's a bit of a slog. Yes, I shot the snap ring across the garage but found it. Same as I did last time. But this time while reassembling I...
07-30-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,798
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Further information from the local newspaper this...

Further information from the local newspaper this morning. The Amazon van was parked and the kid plowed into it coming down a hill. Still sad. Iíll leave it to you to continue arguments.
07-29-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By Joe Bikerider

The OP asked about Nexus hub but the link was for...

The OP asked about Nexus hub but the link was for an Alfine shifter. I am pretty sure there is no difference but we should be sure. My understanding is that the Nexus 8 and Alfine 8 have internal...
07-29-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 674
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I saw a middle aged pot bellied guy riding just a...

I saw a middle aged pot bellied guy riding just a few days ago sporting a USPS jersey. I am allowed to use that description since it matches me pretty closely, especially with the pounds Iíve gained...
07-29-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,798
Posted By Joe Bikerider

That story has changed, more details have been...

That story has changed, more details have been added since I originally posted it. Added were the company, Amazon, and the victimís name. There are a lot of people who love Amazon for whatever...
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