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10-25-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 225
Posted By Bigbus

If I had the bike you currently have-that would...

If I had the bike you currently have-that would be an upgrade for me. With that said, there's a reason you're looking at new bikes. Kinda like the guy that has a beautiful GF and his head swivels...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 662
Posted By Bigbus

The high gearing on my road bike is currently...

The high gearing on my road bike is currently 52/13. My old legs won't pedal over 32MPH and my daily ride ends with a 7% grade for 1.75 miles and then a coast into home another 1/4 mile. I get aero...
10-24-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 445
Posted By Bigbus

Hey Benjamin, Looking at the pads, I would start...

Hey Benjamin, Looking at the pads, I would start by cleaning them with alcohol or acetone and then rub them over 240 grit sandpaper until all the glazing is gone and they look uniform again. You also...
Forum: Foo
10-22-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,103
Posted By Bigbus

What? No LONE STAR?

What? No LONE STAR?
10-22-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 445
Posted By Bigbus

I clean my pads and rotors with Acetone (nail...

I clean my pads and rotors with Acetone (nail polish remover) and then lightly sand the pads with 240 grit paper. Bed in with water (usually from my water bottle) and many short braking stops. Do not...
10-21-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 561
Posted By Bigbus

I used a cordless Dewalt impact driver the last...

I used a cordless Dewalt impact driver the last time I took one off. No sweat, it came loose easy with no busted or scraped knuckles. I might have done the vise method, but I had the impact and I...
10-20-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 851
Posted By Bigbus

I'm with Hondo on this one, if I owned a bike...

I'm with Hondo on this one, if I owned a bike that didn't need constant tinkering I'd probably grow bored with it.
10-20-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 445
Posted By Bigbus

What kind of pads are you using. You mention...

What kind of pads are you using. You mention they're new, are they different than what you had before? I switched to organic resin pads and my squeals went away. You also need to bed them in and...
10-18-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 739
Posted By Bigbus

I'm old and hard of seeing, but I agree which...

I'm old and hard of seeing, but I agree which makes me 5. Good luck. of course if you just wanted the speed wheels, your friends out of luck haha
10-17-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 851
Posted By Bigbus

For what you're intending to do with the bike...

For what you're intending to do with the bike (pavement/easy trails) why not just find a fat tire bike with no suspension? The suspension on low end bikes is nothing more than a spring that collects...
10-12-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,805
Posted By Bigbus

Okay, I tried to make a video today of how to...

Okay, I tried to make a video today of how to ride in the standing position with no hands. I discovered just how technology challenged I am today. Where the heck did all those megabytes come from?...
10-12-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By Bigbus

Yeah, but his words were clearer to my addled...

Yeah, but his words were clearer to my addled brain. Thanx for your reply.
10-12-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By Bigbus

I priced out those Rholoffs and they're just a...

I priced out those Rholoffs and they're just a tad out of my budget (and then some) but I definitely like the idea of them.
10-12-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By Bigbus

I like your optimism, but it's not looking...

I like your optimism, but it's not looking promising. Thank you for the clearest answer.
10-12-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By Bigbus

Gearing Question

For those of you that like to exercise the grey matter in your heads and for the few of you that might know this off the top of your head, is it possible to run a 39/50 front with a 10/50 cassette?...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,166
Posted By Bigbus

So what you're saying is that it's time to invest...

So what you're saying is that it's time to invest in some glue-less patches. It would be my luck to get a flat the next time I'm away from home base and the glue is dried up in the tube. 4 years and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,166
Posted By Bigbus

I got me a bunch of single use tubes from China a...

I got me a bunch of single use tubes from China a while back and only carry non-opened glue with on the road. So far I've never popped one open that wasn't still good and they're going on 4 years...
10-10-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 936
Posted By Bigbus

You may be right. It seems like there's a new...

You may be right. It seems like there's a new wave hitting the players and there are only so many backups to draw from.
10-07-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,588
Posted By Bigbus

You might find something on Bikes Direct. Google...

You might find something on Bikes Direct. Google it. They have some good bikes in that price range. The site is kind of a toy store for adults, but lots of us older folks buy bikes there. Ignore the...
10-06-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 936
Posted By Bigbus

I just wish they would cut the damned canned...

I just wish they would cut the damned canned applause! It is just so hoky!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,573
Posted By Bigbus

never mind

never mind
10-01-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 610
Posted By Bigbus

You missed the point I think. I have a road bike...

You missed the point I think. I have a road bike and a MTB now but I'm not going to pack the MTB on the back of the road bike till I reach the trails and then flip the road bike onto the MTB just...
09-30-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 610
Posted By Bigbus

I guess I've been spoiled and am having a hard...

I guess I've been spoiled and am having a hard time justifying hauling a bike somewhere to ride for a couple hours unless I'm on vaca and taking it with. But I appreciate your input and like the idea...
09-30-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 610
Posted By Bigbus

That's actually a pretty good option except for...

That's actually a pretty good option except for lacking a front suspension which will kill me on the type of trails I ride. I like the drop bars, hyd disk brakes, and overall gearing, which is tall...
09-30-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 610
Posted By Bigbus

We had a couple of semi-fat tire Motobecanes for...

We had a couple of semi-fat tire Motobecanes for trail patrols and I found the quality to be top notch and we abused the hell out of them. Between 60 plus pounds of gear and a lot of hard riding they...
09-29-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,292
Posted By Bigbus

You're in California so for you, yeah, you are...

You're in California so for you, yeah, you are doing the right thing, while the rest of the country moves on. (Sorry, you opened yourself up for that one)
09-29-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By Bigbus

I'm normally a mountain biker and I clean and...

I'm normally a mountain biker and I clean and lube when it's dirty, which is after most rides. The few times I've had the pleasure of riding gravel roads I cleaned after the ride. That dust gets into...
09-28-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 610
Posted By Bigbus

I'm actually considering just that and sticking...

I'm actually considering just that and sticking more to hiking trails instead of MTB trails, Now if I can just find some hiking trails around here...
Forum: Touring
09-28-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,086
Posted By Bigbus

I didn't know people really ate Spam.

I didn't know people really ate Spam.
Forum: Touring
09-28-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,086
Posted By Bigbus

Where's the kitchen sink?

Where's the kitchen sink?
Forum: Touring
09-28-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,086
Posted By Bigbus

Neosporin, liquid skin, and zero on the pain...

Neosporin, liquid skin, and zero on the pain killers. What's life without a little suffering? My kit also includes rip cord and surgical tape. Very basic and light but effective. I carry a more...
09-28-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 610
Posted By Bigbus

I'm still considering that option, but haven't...

I'm still considering that option, but haven't found a gravel bike even close to what I like. Maybe I'm just chasing a pipe dream here...
09-27-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,025
Posted By Bigbus

As long as the towelette isn't drenched in...

As long as the towelette isn't drenched in methanol alcohol or benzene, you should be fine. Isopropyl alcohol might dry out your skin, but is otherwise safe. I use wipes after a workout with cold...
09-27-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 610
Posted By Bigbus

Building trails close to home sounds like a good...

Building trails close to home sounds like a good idea, or moving to the city and just cruising streets would even be better than riding non-existent shoulders on a busy hiway. The wife told me to buy...
09-27-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 610
Posted By Bigbus

Yeah, that's the one that seems to come closest....

Yeah, that's the one that seems to come closest. Even though it has big tires it also has taller gears than most XC or trail bikes. I already upped the front chain rings on my MTB so they're almost...
09-27-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 610
Posted By Bigbus

Bike Choice Dilemma

If I had my druthers I would be living with a trailhead outside my front (back) door. Unfortunately, since moving, I have zero access to trails unless I want to drive 30 miles, which goes against my...
09-24-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,837
Posted By Bigbus

I know which one I would give up, especially when...

I know which one I would give up, especially when it's raining and cold outside....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,562
Posted By Bigbus

I almost hit a bike the other week that was...

I almost hit a bike the other week that was riding after dusk with no lights down the side of an unlit highway with little to no shoulder and wearing dark clothing to boot. He is a moron too. As...
09-21-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By Bigbus

Shouldn't be a problem, if it were a different...

Shouldn't be a problem, if it were a different brand it would have a different number but as long as it's a 73 X 122mm it should work.
09-21-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By Bigbus

Compressed air will inflate the grip and blow it...

Compressed air will inflate the grip and blow it off, Doesn't take much pressure either and it works like a charm
09-19-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,805
Posted By Bigbus

It's easier than you think, except for the...

It's easier than you think, except for the pedaling part. Haven't had much luck with that yet. I put my left foot in the bottom position with my right up high, because that's most comfortable for me...
09-18-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,805
Posted By Bigbus

I still haven't mastered riding without hands in...

I still haven't mastered riding without hands in the standing position for more than a few seconds while pedaling, but other than that I stand up with my arms out when coming down hills to cool off,...
09-18-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 843
Posted By Bigbus

There's a lot of info online about these bikes....

There's a lot of info online about these bikes. Here's a quick link to Sheldon https://www.sheldonbrown.com/lambert.html that you might want to check out. Good luck,
09-13-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,044
Posted By Bigbus

Is that what hangs over the seat?

Is that what hangs over the seat?
09-12-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,595
Posted By Bigbus

The dead give away is the stock looking tires....

The dead give away is the stock looking tires. But other than that, I'd take a 26er over a 29er any day for serious trail riding.
09-12-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,595
Posted By Bigbus

With that long wheel base I would be over the...

With that long wheel base I would be over the side of a cliff trying to do switchbacks. But hey, I'd smile too if I saw you on the trail :thumb:
09-12-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,044
Posted By Bigbus

I use a bathroom scale for weighing my bikes and...

I use a bathroom scale for weighing my bikes and propane tanks. The tanks I can set on the scale and calculate how many gallons are left, the bikes I have to hold. I do this when I'm packed for a...
09-10-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 654
Posted By Bigbus

Oh, most definitely! It's only been 4 days due...

Oh, most definitely!
It's only been 4 days due to smoke in the air and I'm really getting cranky.
09-10-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,290
Posted By Bigbus

The difference is that people can do something...

The difference is that people can do something about one and not the other. But I was just clarifying, not looking to start an argument with anyone. Unless....
09-10-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,991
Posted By Bigbus

The air here on the Oregon coast is full of ash...

The air here on the Oregon coast is full of ash and turning everything white including my black truck. Haven't ridden in 4 days but it should be clearing tomorrow with a wind direction change and...
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