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07-04-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 103
Posted By Bigbus

Pedal choice is like saddle choice, personal...

Pedal choice is like saddle choice, personal preference goes a long way. What style of pedal are you considering? I personally prefer platforms. I just put on a new set of Rockbros 4.10 platform...
07-03-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By Bigbus

Reading through the post it sounds to me like you...

Reading through the post it sounds to me like you have a chain link binding. I would check each link with my fingers and make certain there aren't any tight links that won't pivot easily between your...
07-02-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By Bigbus

And this sums up why I will never build a wheel...

And this sums up why I will never build a wheel LOL Thank you.
07-01-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By Bigbus

This is a (real) wheel question, not meaning to...

This is a (real) wheel question, not meaning to hijack the thread, but how do you determine what spoke length you'll need when all you have is a hub and a rim? I will never build a wheel, but I'm one...
07-01-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,696
Posted By Bigbus

I got up this morning all set to tackle my bent...

I got up this morning all set to tackle my bent rim and then remembered the old rim I took off last year and thought, "why not just swap the cogs?" A long story short, free wheels and free hubs are...
07-01-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,696
Posted By Bigbus

I got my first Pringle yesterday doing something...

I got my first Pringle yesterday doing something stupid and found this post very relevant. Thank you,
06-29-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By Bigbus

https://www.bikeradar.com/advice/buyers-guides/the...

https://www.bikeradar.com/advice/buyers-guides/the-complete-guide-to-bottom-bracket-standards/

Just a little help with your research.
06-28-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By Bigbus

I would go with a square taper and sealed...

I would go with a square taper and sealed cartridge only because that's what I have on all my current bikes (after upgrading some old loose bearing BBs) and I have all the necessary tools for doing...
Forum: Foo
06-27-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 906
Posted By Bigbus

Did your app win the deal? If not, he's got 4...

Did your app win the deal? If not, he's got 4 available. Just add S&H woohoo!
06-26-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,088
Posted By Bigbus

I did some research a while back when some...

I did some research a while back when some spinning fool told me at my age (70) I was going to blow out my knees if I keep mashing. I haven't been able to come up with anything more than opinions-no...
06-26-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,088
Posted By Bigbus

Is that "break" perpendicular to the crack? Or...

Is that "break" perpendicular to the crack? Or does it run parallel?
Forum: Introductions
06-25-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By Bigbus

Welcome from a fellow Gopher! Fortunately I...

Welcome from a fellow Gopher! Fortunately I tunneled out while the ground was thawed. ;)
06-25-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,855
Posted By Bigbus

I ordered me some half finger tactical gloves...

I ordered me some half finger tactical gloves today for less than $5. pair. I'll give an update when they arrive. ;)
Forum: Foo
06-24-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,924
Posted By Bigbus

Can I get one of your PMs? Please, pretty...

Can I get one of your PMs? Please, pretty please...
06-24-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By Bigbus

kinky...;)

kinky...;)
06-24-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By Bigbus

Careful, this is a family thread...:twitchy:

Careful, this is a family thread...:twitchy:
Forum: Foo
06-24-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,924
Posted By Bigbus

That's what riding a bike will do for ya...

That's what riding a bike will do for ya...
06-23-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 857
Posted By Bigbus

I have helped build many miles of trails for both...

I have helped build many miles of trails for both motorized and non-motorized use. Not all trails will be marked with regard to direction of flow because signs cost money and they actually do wear...
06-23-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By Bigbus

Your limiter screws are out of adjustment. A very...

Your limiter screws are out of adjustment. A very simple fix that takes less than a minute. There are limiters on the front derailleur and on the rear. When set properly they prevent your derailleurs...
Forum: Foo
06-23-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,924
Posted By Bigbus

What's this country coming to? :troll:

What's this country coming to? :troll:
06-21-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,855
Posted By Bigbus

I go through a pair of Mechanix Cycle gloves a...

I go through a pair of Mechanix Cycle gloves a year. I wear them for the knuckle protection but the palm surface wears out really fast. (hard pliable rubber over the knuckle area) You only have to...
06-21-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,619
Posted By Bigbus

[QUOTE=fietsbob;21546291]The Basics: little in...

[QUOTE=fietsbob;21546291]The Basics: little in the front Big in the back .. a 56 or 54 BCD Granny on a triple can have a 20t..


[Brompton 16" wheel 2 speed geared crank ,in low range, the pedals...
06-21-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,619
Posted By Bigbus

Blimey mate, you need a mountain bike with 27...

Blimey mate, you need a mountain bike with 27 speeds. That'll get you down to around .65 ratio on the low end without sacrificing on the high end, which it appears will be mostly down hill anyway....
06-21-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By Bigbus

OP says he has a 7 spd Nexus hub.

OP says he has a 7 spd Nexus hub.
06-21-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By Bigbus

You bought an 1/8" single speed chain and you...

You bought an 1/8" single speed chain and you need a 3/32" 6-7-8 spd chain.
06-21-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By Bigbus

my guess would be that the sealant had something...

my guess would be that the sealant had something to do with it. I use a small digital one because I need accuracy on the ATV tires and they're in the super low PSI range. But the digital also works...
Forum: Foo
06-21-20, 01:52 PM
Forum: Foo
06-21-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 906
Posted By Bigbus

Those aren't bots, that's my DW, she calls it...

Those aren't bots, that's my DW, she calls it sniping. She believes if she bids early it only runs up the price so she has this game of waiting until the last second to place her bid. :geek:
06-20-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By Bigbus

If you put oil in them it will eventually leak...

If you put oil in them it will eventually leak out the bottom. :(
06-20-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By Bigbus

And don't forget the length of the BB.

And don't forget the length of the BB.
06-19-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By Bigbus

I think Andy's in a bad mood today:troll:. Hey,...

I think Andy's in a bad mood today:troll:. Hey, relax, it's Friday!

Does it look like this? ...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By Bigbus

Great save!

Great save!
06-19-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,591
Posted By Bigbus

Yours maybe!

Yours maybe!
Forum: Commuting
06-19-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By Bigbus

I like that kick stand!

I like that kick stand!
Forum: Foo
06-19-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 906
Posted By Bigbus

Fortunately, or maybe unfortunately in your case,...

Fortunately, or maybe unfortunately in your case, you can't sell used under clothing on eBay. That includes socks, undies, and probably diapers... Just saying...:notamused:
06-18-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By Bigbus

I haven't had any problems getting parts yet, but...

I haven't had any problems getting parts yet, but I have noticed the shelves in the stores that carry bike parts around here are looking a little sparse. Bikes themselves are looking really sparse...
Forum: Foo
06-18-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 906
Posted By Bigbus

Lately it's more like East Bay China ... If you...

Lately it's more like East Bay China ... If you want to buy direct from the mfg in China, use Wish. While eBay has been doing PR lately claiming to be made up of your neighbors trying to make a...
06-18-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 571
Posted By Bigbus

What? You going to torch them off? Collateral...

What? You going to torch them off? Collateral damage might be you. :p
Forum: Foo
06-18-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 906
Posted By Bigbus

eBay might have accepted your address, but the...

eBay might have accepted your address, but the seller wouldn't. I run into this all the time when I buy stuff. For some reason they have a problem with PO boxes. Doesn't make any sense to me. Porch...
06-17-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 571
Posted By Bigbus

I put Deet on my clothes when hiking to ward off...

I put Deet on my clothes when hiking to ward off mosquitoes, but for ticks I wear Gators. When I'm riding, I wear velcro stretch ankle bands around my pant legs which are over my boots so there is no...
06-17-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,591
Posted By Bigbus

More time in the saddle will definitely make a...

More time in the saddle will definitely make a difference if you keep pushing yourself, but basically there are two types of riders, mashers and spinners. If you're a spinner (likes to pedal fast...
06-16-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By Bigbus

And people look at me weird for wearing my jump...

And people look at me weird for wearing my jump boots. I wonder what direction my feet would go without them...
06-16-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By Bigbus

Thanks for all the posts trying to figure it out,...

Thanks for all the posts trying to figure it out, but today I think I got it. A short while back someone posted about saddles and how they tried a new saddle and really liked it which got me to...
Forum: Foo
06-16-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 906
Posted By Bigbus

The shipping is what's cost prohibitive! Even...

The shipping is what's cost prohibitive! Even China charges for shipping now-what's this world coming to?
06-15-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 435
Posted By Bigbus

You make a good point. I just swapped out a 42T...

You make a good point. I just swapped out a 42T to a 48T and had to remove the shims that were needed on the 42T ring to get the 48T to line up with the front DR because of offset. If I had been...
06-15-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 551
Posted By Bigbus

I couldn't agree with you more except to add that...

I couldn't agree with you more except to add that even low end parts work good when they're new.
06-15-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 551
Posted By Bigbus

I rode a Wally World bike around the store once....

I rode a Wally World bike around the store once. Or almost, until some undercover shoplifter prevention guy stopped me. His attitude wasn't the greatest and the bike wasn't assembled properly so I...
06-15-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 904
Posted By Bigbus

So many seats to choose from and everyone that...

So many seats to choose from and everyone that likes their's is going to recommend it. Opinions are like a..holes, everyone's got one. My suggestion based on your dimensions would be something in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,473
Posted By Bigbus

And if you're going to wear bike shorts, please...

And if you're going to wear bike shorts, please please please wax first!
06-13-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 709
Posted By Bigbus

Jeez, lets hope so... All metal is subject to...

Jeez, lets hope so... All metal is subject to stress fatigue, but how you stress it has a lot to do with longevity.
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