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01-26-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 743
Posted By Reflector Guy

LOL That is true.

LOL That is true.
01-26-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 743
Posted By Reflector Guy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Vbd2CgbWhk&ab_cha...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Vbd2CgbWhk&ab_channel=RJTheBikeGuy
01-26-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By Reflector Guy

Those probably weren't 1x10 though.

Those probably weren't 1x10 though.
01-25-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 743
Posted By Reflector Guy

I think you need something like this: ...

I think you need something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/Tektro-Caliper-39-52mm-Designed-Silver/dp/B07VRL6FD8/ref=sr_1_8?dchild=1&keywords=tektro+r315+brake+caliper&qid=1611611314&sr=8-8
01-25-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 266
Posted By Reflector Guy

Assuming it was built from a bike-in-a-box, I am...

Assuming it was built from a bike-in-a-box, I am thinking the factory routed all the cables the wrong way. I am not sure one could unpack the bike and raise the handlebar to its mounting position...
01-25-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 743
Posted By Reflector Guy

As we say in the automotive world, those brakes...

As we say in the automotive world, those brakes are spongy. And that's not good. Not a confidence builder.
01-25-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By Reflector Guy

It's very flat where I live, and I don't ride...

It's very flat where I live, and I don't ride off-road, so my first impression is that your setup wouldn't be fast enough on the road and too many of the granny gears would go unused. I think a 2x...
01-25-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,131
Posted By Reflector Guy

Saturday's upper-20s (F) and sunny and dry roads...

Saturday's upper-20s (F) and sunny and dry roads was nice for riding, but that may be it for awhile - we're supposed to get a lot of snow today!
01-25-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,131
Posted By Reflector Guy

Wow, look at Jeff Lynne! He still looks...

Wow, look at Jeff Lynne! He still looks remarkably the same!
01-25-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 971
Posted By Reflector Guy

Next get some longer forks and make it a chopper...

Next get some longer forks and make it a chopper (think of the motorcycles in Easy Rider).

That's what we did when we were kids, Well, I never did, but a few kids did. Extra-long fork, small...
01-24-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 743
Posted By Reflector Guy

If there is any possibility the pads are as old...

If there is any possibility the pads are as old as the bike, I'd pop for a new set of pads on there. They might be dry-rotted (just like an old tire) and nearly petrified!
01-23-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,131
Posted By Reflector Guy

That's about what it was here today. Sunny and...

That's about what it was here today. Sunny and dry, but cold and fortunately not windy. Not bad for January. I'd rather it be cold and dry than 35F and wet. So I was able to get the most riding in...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,580
Posted By Reflector Guy

How is the forward visibility? Can you see much...

How is the forward visibility? Can you see much in front of the bike, or does the helmet block most of it?
01-23-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,916
Posted By Reflector Guy

Packed everything but the sailboat. :eek:

Packed everything but the sailboat. :eek:
01-22-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By Reflector Guy

That is probably the temperature in degrees...

That is probably the temperature in degrees Kelvin. The "F" is just there to confuse us.
01-22-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,018
Posted By Reflector Guy

I am happy that I was able to get my new Bianchi...

I am happy that I was able to get my new Bianchi in 2020 as one of the last 2020s..... The 2021s keep being bumped back from Sept./October 2020 to January 2021 to April 2021, depending on model. ...
01-22-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,916
Posted By Reflector Guy

That's a good point. I'll take a real close look...

That's a good point. I'll take a real close look at the ramp the next time I put my boat in the water. I mean, it can't possibly be very steep because after all, some people use ordinary trucks to...
01-21-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,535
Posted By Reflector Guy

Obviously, you should get the saddle fixed, then...

Obviously, you should get the saddle fixed, then buy a new bike to mount the newly repaired saddle upon.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By Reflector Guy

#1 is perhaps a decade older than the others? ...

#1 is perhaps a decade older than the others? Plus it's a triple.... Something I'd regard as unnecessary weight but some people do like them, so I can see that side too. I'd like to own that bike,...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-21-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By Reflector Guy

For those of use near the Prairie Path, though,...

For those of use near the Prairie Path, though, east-west is a breeze. The Prairie Path and the much-newer Great Western Trail more or less parallel each other out to western DuPage County and they...
01-21-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,629
Posted By Reflector Guy

Indeed, I am only counting the step-over move.

Indeed, I am only counting the step-over move.
01-20-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,916
Posted By Reflector Guy

Have you considered.... a BIOPACE crankset?

Have you considered.... a BIOPACE crankset?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 951
Posted By Reflector Guy

How much should it cost in your opinion?

How much should it cost in your opinion?
01-19-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 683
Posted By Reflector Guy

There you go.... Secret's out now!

There you go.... Secret's out now!
01-18-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 502
Posted By Reflector Guy

To me it is much too high-pitched and has an...

To me it is much too high-pitched and has an unnecessarily long sustain even though it isn't particularly loud. Obviously I am in the wrong here, but to me they missed on all three points. Four, if...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 737
Posted By Reflector Guy

I wore out the large chainring on my old Sears...

I wore out the large chainring on my old Sears bike listed in my profile. Just like the OP; chain would jump ahead when pedalling hard. It was OK if I was just taking it real easy, but eventually...
01-18-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 502
Posted By Reflector Guy

I agree. I bought one (the regular one, not...

I agree. I bought one (the regular one, not compact) and returned it for a refund after a couple weeks of trying to pretend that high pitched tone was going to be recognizable to pedestrians as a...
01-16-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,099
Posted By Reflector Guy

Even for that task, there are much better...

Even for that task, there are much better products.
01-15-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,629
Posted By Reflector Guy

Classic 1970s-era 10-speed, "suicide" brake...

Classic 1970s-era 10-speed, "suicide" brake levers and all.
01-15-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,166
Posted By Reflector Guy

I assume the bug spray is to let you work in...

I assume the bug spray is to let you work in peace, free from biting and stinging insects, while you fix the issue with the bike?
01-15-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,629
Posted By Reflector Guy

He dismounts with the left leg first.... I'm not...

He dismounts with the left leg first.... I'm not even sure I am coordinated enough to do that.
01-14-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,629
Posted By Reflector Guy

"This hat is hideous! Oh, but it looks good on...

"This hat is hideous! Oh, but it looks good on you!"

I love Rodney Dangerfield.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By Reflector Guy

It clears the FD cage OK?

It clears the FD cage OK?
01-14-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,395
Posted By Reflector Guy

Note to self: Stay away from anyone on a Colnago!

Note to self: Stay away from anyone on a Colnago!
01-14-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,395
Posted By Reflector Guy

No complaints here. Easy to get the right gear;...

No complaints here. Easy to get the right gear; like was posted earlier, you can tell by feel and sound when you have it right. If not, just adjust.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,496
Posted By Reflector Guy

I've had several of those 2032 or 2025 (or...

I've had several of those 2032 or 2025 (or whatever they are) batteries die quickly in the cold weather.

I don't have a fancy meter of any kind, just a couple cheap speedometer/odometers for each...
01-13-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,863
Posted By Reflector Guy

We always had the same problem; it turns out some...

We always had the same problem; it turns out some years ago my mom wanted to do the correct environmental thing so she replaced every battery she could get ahold of, with rechargeables. That worked...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By Reflector Guy

Is buying two bikes an option? Maybe you can buy...

Is buying two bikes an option? Maybe you can buy the Trek now, and order one of the others.
01-12-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,296
Posted By Reflector Guy

The kids in the house across the street from me...

The kids in the house across the street from me just lie the bikes down flat on the ground. Not necessarily gently either; it's more of a halfway set-it-down, let-it fall the rest of the way kind of...
01-11-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,214
Posted By Reflector Guy

Do you buy bikes that often that a long wait puts...

Do you buy bikes that often that a long wait puts a big crimp in your timetable?
01-11-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,162
Posted By Reflector Guy

I tend to think the rubber they're made of is...

I tend to think the rubber they're made of is some sort of super durable substance like that which they'd make O-rings out of, for automotive or industrial uses. Resistant to UV or extreme heat. My...
01-11-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,243
Posted By Reflector Guy

So quickly? My mother is 85 and living in a...

So quickly? My mother is 85 and living in a nursing home and is looking at a couple more weeks beyond yours.
01-11-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By Reflector Guy

A related question is: Why does Bianchi have two...

A related question is: Why does Bianchi have two different Celeste greens? There is the "regular" Celeste and and lighter CK16 Celeste and certain frames (Oltre and Specialissima) can be ordered in...
01-11-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,087
Posted By Reflector Guy

Sometimes people have issues with things that...

Sometimes people have issues with things that other people have no problems with at all, and vise-versa.
01-10-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,087
Posted By Reflector Guy

I finish the ends with black gaffer's tape, which...

I finish the ends with black gaffer's tape, which is a kind of fabric-backed tape used by photographers, TV guys, sound engineers, etc to secure lights, microphones, tripods and things like that that...
01-10-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By Reflector Guy

Do I spy a somewhat-newer rear tire on there now?

Do I spy a somewhat-newer rear tire on there now?
01-09-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,302
Posted By Reflector Guy

Abandoned bikes. ...

Abandoned bikes.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/5442/1L5GgU.jpg
01-08-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,331
Posted By Reflector Guy

On the other hand, I know where there is a...

On the other hand, I know where there is a completely unlocked 90s-era Trek mountain bike, seemingly abandoned in a bike rack near me. Been there a few weeks that I am aware of. Either it has flown...
01-08-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 929
Posted By Reflector Guy

When they started putting viral videos -...

When they started putting viral videos - water-skiing squirrels, piano-playing cats, etc - on the national news, the message became clear. It had become an entertainment show.
Forum: Foo
01-08-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,103
Posted By Reflector Guy

Here in Chicago, there's almost always someone...

Here in Chicago, there's almost always someone wearing shorts on various random days pretty much any time of the winter. Super cold (below zero F) days being the exceptions but even that I wouldn't...
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