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Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 08:26 PM
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Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

I was not directly aware of corruption involving...

I was not directly aware of corruption involving the police except with regard to the "Official Police Garage" system within the city. These were private companies that had the contract with the PD...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

I drove a 1 ton Holmes with a sling in the 70s....

I drove a 1 ton Holmes with a sling in the 70s. There were fistfights and more at the scene of wrecks so the city put up rules. Tow drivers were not allowed to solicit business and you could be fined...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

Calfee and Gunnar both charge $1000 for the...

Calfee and Gunnar both charge $1000 for the couplers.
08-14-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5,062
Views: 288,850
Posted By big john

Sorry, man.

Sorry, man.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

It refers to the axle spacing. 148mm rear and 110...

It refers to the axle spacing. 148mm rear and 110 front. Then there's superboost, 157 rear but this causes chainline issues with short chainstays. The supposed advantage is a stiffer rear wheel.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

Yesterday I took the rear hub apart on my mtb...

Yesterday I took the rear hub apart on my mtb because it was popping a lot. One of the pawls was sticking and I cleaned them and greased them and today I rode it and it was quiet.:bday:
It was easy...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

Every job is different, they have to put a lot of...

Every job is different, they have to put a lot of thought into it, and consequences are high.

I started watching tow truck videos on you tube. Not towing, per se, but using rotators, which are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

My kind of guy.

My kind of guy.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 12:21 PM
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Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

https://vimeo.com/133177352

https://vimeo.com/133177352
08-14-20, 12:11 PM
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Posted By big john

Have you explained all this to your wife?

Have you explained all this to your wife?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

Try it, you might like it.

Try it, you might like it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

So they pulled it with a rope tied to the truck?...

So they pulled it with a rope tied to the truck? Lot of tricks to tree work. Last house I lived in a huge section of a pine tree fell on the house and poked holes in the roof. I cut it up as much as...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

Are there mountain bikers there? The town looks...

Are there mountain bikers there? The town looks pretty cool. Must get some snow in winter?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

Early Jeff Beck! Something a little more recent:...

Early Jeff Beck! Something a little more recent:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5OT7f5hetM
08-13-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 472
Posted By big john

That profile does show a lot of climbs! It says...

That profile does show a lot of climbs! It says 5736 feet, certainly not insignificant but if you're a good climber and you've done hard centuries before you know what to expect. Low gears would be...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

Sounds like something from the Farrelly brothers.

Sounds like something from the Farrelly brothers.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

It doesn't happen easily. I haven't done a ton of...

It doesn't happen easily. I haven't done a ton of wet weather road riding but it takes a pretty hard storm with deep puddles.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

I never saw it.

I never saw it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

You've never heard of water intrusion in rims?...

You've never heard of water intrusion in rims? There was a recent thread about it in the 41 and one of the responses was to just leave the water in there because it wouldn't hurt anything. I maintain...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

Google goggles? I was shocked that it was 1973....

Google goggles? I was shocked that it was 1973. Time flies.
08-13-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 472
Posted By big john

I watched the promo video and it looks awesome...

I watched the promo video and it looks awesome but they don't show any steep climbs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=YDA-PiR1Zzk&feature=emb_logo
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

I've had the sloshing water in Open Pros as well...

I've had the sloshing water in Open Pros as well as MA40s.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

Maybe it's the first renewal after 60 or 62 when...

Maybe it's the first renewal after 60 or 62 when you have to go in. It wasn't too bad when I did it, had an appointment. It would suck now, I'm sure..

I'm going to go take apart the rear hub on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

Here it's renew by mail until the age of 62, I...

Here it's renew by mail until the age of 62, I think. Then you have to take an eye test and a written test and good for 5 more years.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

Southern California has been having small fires...

Southern California has been having small fires every day, plus a couple of large ones. Fortunately, it hasn't been super windy. A new fire started north of here yesterday and I read that some homes...
08-13-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 472
Posted By big john

As I'm sure you know, 5000 feet in 100 miles is...

As I'm sure you know, 5000 feet in 100 miles is not a lot of climbing but a 30% grade would be a bit much with that gear. If it's not a long climb I'm sure walking it could be a good option. Even...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

Why, are there fires?

Why, are there fires?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x720/weatherstory1_3fb28c2a57484fff4d4654ab7dcacb2c98744e19.png
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

That's funny, another guy was teasing him about...

That's funny, another guy was teasing him about the jersey, I guess there's an issue with JJ's politics, and he said he only got the jersey because it was $5.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

I may have mentioned this but there is a 4000...

I may have mentioned this but there is a 4000 foot high hill right behind the house here and hang gliders launch from there and they have a little airport for them to land down low. It has wind...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

For the most part that doesn't look as sketchy as...

For the most part that doesn't look as sketchy as that Gaimon thing. Maybe that's just because I'm so biased against Pacific Coast Highway.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

Got a picture from today. This cafe is the only...

Got a picture from today. This cafe is the only thing up there and it's closed. We used to get fries there on the last leg of longer rides. Fries and cokes.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

People make left turns into driveways and...

People make left turns into driveways and businesses all along PCH.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

That would be even crazier. They use that lane...

That would be even crazier. They use that lane for left turns and come into it at speed, coming toward you. The other traffic which is going the same direction wouldn't even look for you before...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

I would never do that. I hate that road and dread...

I would never do that. I hate that road and dread the times I have to ride on it. The last time was 2 weeks ago we went North/West in the morning and it was quiet but at noon I had to ride a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

I went back to the mountain ride I did last week....

I went back to the mountain ride I did last week. The lady who came with us last time had to work but a different lady came and brought her boyfriend. He brought his heavy gravel bike to slow himself...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

It's a Husqvarna. I had a Husqvarna, a 1979...

It's a Husqvarna. I had a Husqvarna, a 1979 CR390. It was my first long travel bike.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

I'd ride the hell out of that on 23s.

I'd ride the hell out of that on 23s.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By big john

If it's just the cable you don't need to remove...

If it's just the cable you don't need to remove the shifter to replace it. If the shifter is broken you can't fix it. If you want to replace the shifter first figure out what series it is. The one...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

Sounds good. Wiki says the town is at 6700 feet,...

Sounds good. Wiki says the town is at 6700 feet, should be cooler.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

Where north?

Where north?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

You could take them to a shoe repair person. A...

You could take them to a shoe repair person. A friend is hard on cycling shoes and does that. He even has rubber heels put on to make walking easier.
Or you could get Shoe Goo.
08-11-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5,062
Views: 288,850
Posted By big john

Last Wednesday 4 of us went into the local...

Last Wednesday 4 of us went into the local mountains. Haven't seen them in months and we didn't draft or get too close but it was sure a fun ride. Tomorrow we'll do it again, but this time it's going...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

It's a cicada that was giving a ride to a ladybug.

It's a cicada that was giving a ride to a ladybug.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

I hated school passionately. I would have dropped...

I hated school passionately. I would have dropped out if not for fear of my father. Some of my most miserable memories are of school. When I found out I could graduate early if I had enough credits I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

I had a similar problem with my Seven, couldn't...

I had a similar problem with my Seven, couldn't keep the headset tight enough. Turned out the star nut (or whatever it's called) inside the steer tube was loose enough to creep up the steer tube. I...
08-10-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,422
Posted By big john

I just take a shower, have something to eat and...

I just take a shower, have something to eat and drink lots of water.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

The opposite with my mom. She was relieved to be...

The opposite with my mom. She was relieved to be done with him and cleaning up after him and worrying about his drinking, etc. etc. She eventually moved to Boise to be near baby brother. She lived 15...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

If you're bending it on a road bike and not...

If you're bending it on a road bike and not banging it into anything maybe you could have someone make one for you out of a stronger metal.It's one of the few things I haven't had trouble with. I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 28,385
Posted By big john

Good luck with that. Ever notice how a family,...

Good luck with that.
Ever notice how a family, no matter how small, can fan out and obstruct an entire MUP?
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