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Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 11:02 PM
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Posted By big john

https://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?attach...

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

Some of them climbing. ...

Some of them climbing.
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Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

They put up some pictures from the coaster brake...

They put up some pictures from the coaster brake event yesterday. I found one of the guy I met on Saturday.
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01-18-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 833
Posted By big john

Fixed gear riders are a different breed. It's...

Fixed gear riders are a different breed. It's hard for a geared rider to compare ride times or speed in many cases. The standard answer if you are curious how you stack up against others is to find a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

Clubmate was on the US National team and Olympic...

Clubmate was on the US National team and Olympic team and was offered a chance to fly one of the early pedal powered airplanes. They didn't bother to teach him how to control it and so he crashed it...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

Not well said.:p

Not well said.:p
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

https://images.prismic.io/yeticyclescom/1d9e73b7-9...

https://images.prismic.io/yeticyclescom/1d9e73b7-9cfb-41b0-ad10-334add7eb967_202006_Yeti_ARC_305.jpg?auto=compress,format&rect=333,0,2333,2000&w=840&h=720
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

Who needs winter when you have naughty goats?

Who needs winter when you have naughty goats?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

Is he done? I hadn't heard either way.

Is he done? I hadn't heard either way.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

They looked good early then just turned to crap.

They looked good early then just turned to crap.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

I thought about that.

I thought about that.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

I'll allow it.

I'll allow it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

Let's have an Everesting event where you have to...

Let's have an Everesting event where you have to eat a Nathan's hot dog at the top of each climb.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

Now you're really reaching.The record is 75 hot...

Now you're really reaching.The record is 75 hot dogs. At the rate I eat hot dogs it would take me years to eat 75. Does that count?

I can climb 30,000 feet on my bike in a few weeks at a relaxed...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

I like to eat. That doesn't mean I am going to...

I like to eat. That doesn't mean I am going to enter the Nathan's hot dog eating contest.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

A friend used to race the local circle tracks and...

A friend used to race the local circle tracks and even figure eights. He spent all his money building cars and engines. One day he discovered 4 cylinder claiming races. He said it was the most fun...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,001
Posted By big john

I bought a used Seven in 2012. It's quite stiff,...

I bought a used Seven in 2012. It's quite stiff, similar to a CAAD 5 I used to have. It's a great bike except for the bone jarring ride on bad roads. It's partially painted and it hasn't flaked but...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

Should be ok. Got some like that on the rear of...

Should be ok. Got some like that on the rear of my Gunnar from when a guy stuck his handlebar in it at an intersection.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

No, it looked like a normal coaster brake hub but...

No, it looked like a normal coaster brake hub but he had a machined part to attach the anchor lever to. We didn't stop and look at it but I think that part was bolted on to the disk brake mounts. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

Today I felt good enough to climb the hill at...

Today I felt good enough to climb the hill at home and a guy caught up to me a couple miles up and he asked about the trails and roads in the area. While talking to him I noticed he had no front...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

I know I do.

I know I do.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

Or me.

Or me.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

I have some rides that I do on my plus bike that...

I have some rides that I do on my plus bike that gain 3k feet. These rides take less than 3 hours and I could easily do them 3 times per week along with a road ride. Those would be 450k per year and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

I think I usually do about 1/3 of that and may...

I think I usually do about 1/3 of that and may have hit 500K some years but I stopped keeping track years ago. A friend does 6-700k every year and if he can do it, so can everyone here.
I've known a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

It's ridiculously windy here right now and my...

It's ridiculously windy here right now and my neighbor's gardener is using his leaf blower to do something.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

We had the thing that looked like a small wheel...

We had the thing that looked like a small wheel with a throwing star attached to it mounted on the end of a stick. Worthless....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

I have those now. They're not so bad if you don't...

I have those now. They're not so bad if you don't have too much to do with them. Working overhead is tiring, for sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

How does one "prove otherwise"? I suppose the...

How does one "prove otherwise"? I suppose the prudent thing is to assume Covid but with a negative test what more can I really do except avoid people and wait it out?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

Maybe I should ask the doc for that if I don't...

Maybe I should ask the doc for that if I don't feel better soon. I got the wheel back for my Seven and I felt good enough to go ride it for an hour yesterday. It was warm here and it felt great to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

Mouth swab. The controversial one.

Mouth swab. The controversial one.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

My father always did the mowing and I had to rake...

My father always did the mowing and I had to rake and pull weeds.

I lived in a rental house with friends and my friend who did the mowing was allergic so I would wake to the sound of the mower...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

I've used chemical warmers stuffed inside the...

I've used chemical warmers stuffed inside the neoprene toe covers. Worked great in the low 20s while climbing and descending. Pcad told me.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

Took the Covid test Wednesday and got results...

Took the Covid test Wednesday and got results just now. Test came back negative. This means one of two things; false negative or some other bug has invaded me. Since I am usually the recipient of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

Is it gas or diesel? AWD? I thought if I moved...

Is it gas or diesel? AWD? I thought if I moved back to the mountains I would like to have a Subaru wagon and a manual trans is fine with me.
All our mountains have been burning, though, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

Theoretically the engine tolerances are closer...

Theoretically the engine tolerances are closer now but the main thing is they run so much cleaner that they don't contaminate the oil. They also heat up quicker and stay hotter which prevents...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

Mrs. John has a 2009 Pontiac G6 which has 70k...

Mrs. John has a 2009 Pontiac G6 which has 70k now. She can't remember the last time she started it but I think it's been at least 6 weeks.

I have 190k on the 2005 Trailblazer. I only put 7k on it...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

My Seven has Campagnolo 10 speed and it's the...

My Seven has Campagnolo 10 speed and it's the first Campagnolo equipped bike I've had. The chain pins are ridiculously hard to push out, even with their special tool. I replaced the chain and screwed...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

Maybe he was a raccoon in a former life.

Maybe he was a raccoon in a former life.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

Some Shimano chains are directional. The story is...

Some Shimano chains are directional. The story is the link plates are shaped to allow smoother shifting. I'm not sure how much difference it makes if you put it on wrong but once the shift is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

If your new chain is skipping on the cassette you...

If your new chain is skipping on the cassette you need a new cassette. If it skips on the chainrings then they are worn.
I prefer to trash the entire drivetrain and replace it all at once, at least...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

I hate when that happens.

I hate when that happens.
01-12-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,527
Posted By big john

I've noticed that about the people you ride with....

I've noticed that about the people you ride with. Actually, a lot of the people I ride with are awesome, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

Could be. Could also be inspiration from a public...

Could be. Could also be inspiration from a public figure.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

Thank God for small favors.

Thank God for small favors.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

It's unreal.

It's unreal.
01-12-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,355
Posted By big john

Of course NASCAR drivers put out effort but it's...

Of course NASCAR drivers put out effort but it's not the same as a pro cyclist or a downhill skier. I have seen a NASCAR driver being lifted out of the car due to exhaustion. When a downhill skier is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

Have you been on Parler?

Have you been on Parler?
01-12-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,355
Posted By big john

That's not really a reasonable analogy. Tucking...

That's not really a reasonable analogy. Tucking and coasting for top speed on a road bike is nothing like the efforts required by those other sports.
01-12-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2,074
Views: 236,523
Posted By big john

I heard this when I was about 16. It was real...

I heard this when I was about 16. It was real eye-opener.
Jack Wilson - Harbor Freeway 5 P.M. - YouTube
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By big john

Asked and answered.

Asked and answered.
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