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09-24-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,836
Posted By Milton Keynes

For a while I thought a tandem might be good for...

For a while I thought a tandem might be good for my wife & I, but after reading things like this I've changed my mind.
09-24-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 505
Posted By Milton Keynes

I like my helmet-mounted mirror. All I have to...

I like my helmet-mounted mirror. All I have to do is glance up and to the left and I can see any & all traffic behind me. It did jiggle around a bit when I first got it but I modified the arm by...
09-24-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,766
Posted By Milton Keynes

I totally agree. Cycling is the only form of...

I totally agree. Cycling is the only form of exercise I've ever actually enjoyed, mainly because it's actually fun.
09-23-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,766
Posted By Milton Keynes

A lady once asked on our Facebook cycling group...

A lady once asked on our Facebook cycling group what kind of bike she should use to push herself harder and get more exercise. We basically told her that whatever bike she has will work if she just...
09-23-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,150
Posted By Milton Keynes

Except that buying tools at the dollar store is a...

Except that buying tools at the dollar store is a waste of money & time, IMO. My wife once bought some screwdrivers at the dollar store, and they must have been made of soft metal because the...
09-23-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,766
Posted By Milton Keynes

Walking is just constantly standing in a...

Walking is just constantly standing in a different place.
09-23-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 738
Posted By Milton Keynes

I've actually found that I want to get out more. ...

I've actually found that I want to get out more. Cooler weather in the mornings, yet I still sweat a bit. When it starts getting too cold I'll put my bike on my trainer and spin on it in the...
09-23-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 941
Posted By Milton Keynes

Motors, not drive train.

Motors, not drive train.
09-22-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,150
Posted By Milton Keynes

The link that was posted...

The link that was posted (https://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/a27117595/walmart-viathon/) says Walmart now has high end bikes.
09-22-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,150
Posted By Milton Keynes

I think that's the first time I've ever seen...

I think that's the first time I've ever seen "Walmart" and "high end" in the same sentence.
09-22-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 550
Posted By Milton Keynes

I don't want to make this into yet another...

I don't want to make this into yet another reflector debate, but if you're riding at night there's nothing wrong with both active lighting and reflectors.
09-22-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 541
Posted By Milton Keynes

Quite a bit, IMO. If you're riding 22 miles every...

Quite a bit, IMO. If you're riding 22 miles every day, you're going to find yourself becoming a lot more fit than you are now.

When I started riding, I started out just riding a few miles here or...
09-20-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 922
Posted By Milton Keynes

I normally just wear a moisture wicking shirt and...

I normally just wear a moisture wicking shirt and gym shorts. I do have some jerseys I wear on long rides, but mainly I just dress casual.
09-20-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 501
Posted By Milton Keynes

For me, it's two. A road bike, and a gravel bike.

For me, it's two. A road bike, and a gravel bike.
09-18-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By Milton Keynes

That's why I think it's better if they just save...

That's why I think it's better if they just save the money they'd spend trying to upgrade it and buy the bike they want it to be. Then keep the Mongoose around for a beater bike.
09-18-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 737
Posted By Milton Keynes

That's why ebay has ruined a lot of hobby markets.

That's why ebay has ruined a lot of hobby markets.
09-18-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By Milton Keynes

What I do in that situation is put a small car...

What I do in that situation is put a small car tire patch on the inside of the tire. I also carry some with my on my bike to use as boots. They're pretty tough, so I'm not worried about them...
09-17-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 810
Posted By Milton Keynes

Sounds like my brother-in-law's old Isuzu Rodeo...

Sounds like my brother-in-law's old Isuzu Rodeo going over a bridge in Virginia when he lived out there. I rode with him over that bridge a couple times and we did feel like we were moving back &...
09-17-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 737
Posted By Milton Keynes

"You know what? On second thought, never...

"You know what? On second thought, never mind!"
09-17-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 810
Posted By Milton Keynes

If it's that big of a concern, I think I'd...

If it's that big of a concern, I think I'd dismount and walk the bike across.
09-17-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,654
Posted By Milton Keynes

I didn't ride this morning, but yesterday I rode...

I didn't ride this morning, but yesterday I rode an additional 6 1/2 miles so I think that makes up for it a bit. This morning was just one of those mornings when I felt too tired to get out of bed...
09-17-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,510
Posted By Milton Keynes

I fully agree with this. I refuse to use a...

I fully agree with this. I refuse to use a non-insulated bottle, especially when biking during the heat of summer. With non-insulated bottles, you leave the house at 8 AM, your water is warm by 10.
09-17-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,700
Posted By Milton Keynes

I now have a bike that's about 10 lbs. lighter...

I now have a bike that's about 10 lbs. lighter than my old bike, and yes, I can go a lot faster on it. Now if I could only get my body to become at least 10 lbs. lighter...
09-17-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 737
Posted By Milton Keynes

Well, that was a stupid mistake on the part of...

Well, that was a stupid mistake on the part of that police department, obviously. But how it's supposed to work is, you buy a bike, you write down the serial #, someone steals the bike, you file a...
09-17-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 658
Posted By Milton Keynes

I get that it's kind of like how a 2x4 doesn't...

I get that it's kind of like how a 2x4 doesn't actually measure 2 inches by 4 inches.
09-16-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 941
Posted By Milton Keynes

People tend to frown upon driving a car down a...

People tend to frown upon driving a car down a MUP.
09-16-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,234
Posted By Milton Keynes

I still remember an insult Johnny Carson threw at...

I still remember an insult Johnny Carson threw at his audience when a joke didn't go over well: "May you jump on your bike and find the seat missing."
09-16-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 940
Posted By Milton Keynes

You shouldn't have pulled so hard on the air...

You shouldn't have pulled so hard on the air chuck! :lol:
09-16-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 940
Posted By Milton Keynes

No, you assumed that I wrenched on the air chuck...

No, you assumed that I wrenched on the air chuck hard enough to pull the valve stem off the tube, or at least pull the brass part of the Schrader valve right out of the rubber stem. When I told you...
09-16-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 940
Posted By Milton Keynes

There you go, assuming again. It wasn't a "hole...

There you go, assuming again. It wasn't a "hole in the valve stem," it was the metal piece coming loose from the rubber. Have you ever heard of dry rot? I'm done with you.
09-16-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 737
Posted By Milton Keynes

Not really, it's pretty easy. Anything that's...

Not really, it's pretty easy. Anything that's stolen and has a serial number can be put into NCIC. It's a fairly quick & easy entry, I used to do it all the time. And checking serial numbers is...
09-16-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 940
Posted By Milton Keynes

You made that assumption which you can't seem to...

You made that assumption which you can't seem to let go of.



There was no way for me to carelessly or even deliberately rip the valve stems out using the inflator I used. Airing up tires is...
09-16-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,560
Posted By Milton Keynes

No, on my morning rides, I ride 10 miles on my...

No, on my morning rides, I ride 10 miles on my road bike. Since they chip sealed a 1 mile stretch of that (which I ride three times making three laps around town), I'm going to have to take an...
09-16-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,579
Posted By Milton Keynes

I agree, on a MUP or rail trail, there's no need...

I agree, on a MUP or rail trail, there's no need for daytime lights at all. Daytime lights are primarily to get vehicle drivers to notice you, and using any kind of light during the day on a trail...
09-16-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,234
Posted By Milton Keynes

Not by galvanic action, but some corrosion will...

Not by galvanic action, but some corrosion will still happen, as you mention further:



I recently bought an aluminum bike with aluminum seat post, and when I pulled the seat post out it had...
09-16-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 658
Posted By Milton Keynes

Me too. Like, where/how does the 27.5" come into...

Me too. Like, where/how does the 27.5" come into play? I thought 700c was also known as a 29'er since it's 29 inches
09-16-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 737
Posted By Milton Keynes

The thing is that if you write down your serial...

The thing is that if you write down your serial number, and give that number to the police officer making the report after your bike is stolen, they will enter the serial number into NCIC and any...
09-16-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,417
Posted By Milton Keynes

No, not toxic per se, it's just that the mind...

No, not toxic per se, it's just that the mind control chemicals in the Cup O' Noodles become active once exposed to the 5G. Alex Jones and Karen on Facebook said it so it must be true.
09-16-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,560
Posted By Milton Keynes

I grew up in a small town with gravel streets....

I grew up in a small town with gravel streets. Aside from Main Street and the highway running through town, every street was (and still is) covered with river gravel. When I had a paper route, I rode...
09-16-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,560
Posted By Milton Keynes

Yeah, I've been planning on doing some gravel...

Yeah, I've been planning on doing some gravel rides in that direction, so I think that's going to be on the agenda for me. I usually go that direction and ride up to a few small towns & back, making...
09-16-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,560
Posted By Milton Keynes

Another reason I have a gravel bike: The county,...

Another reason I have a gravel bike: The county, in their infinite "wisdom," decided to chip seal one of the paved roads on my regular road biking route recently. Just discovered that this morning,...
09-16-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By Milton Keynes

I don't mean to be negative about Walmart bikes,...

I don't mean to be negative about Walmart bikes, I have a Roadmaster I'm using as a beater and gravel bike. It's a bike I don't mind taking out on rough gravel roads and riding it hard. It's just...
09-16-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 737
Posted By Milton Keynes

When I worked as a dispatcher, it was amazing the...

When I worked as a dispatcher, it was amazing the number of abandoned bicycle calls we took. We had auctions once or twice a year, and there was always a ton of bikes, most of them picked up as...
09-15-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 699
Posted By Milton Keynes

It's going to depend on the tires.

It's going to depend on the tires.
09-15-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 940
Posted By Milton Keynes

I think he had to assert that in order to save...

I think he had to assert that in order to save face, because at first he claimed I was yanking on a locked-down air pump head. But I'm so glad that not only was he there to see what I was doing...
09-15-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 940
Posted By Milton Keynes

Well if you were there watching me making a...

Well if you were there watching me making a mistake, then why didn't you say something?
09-15-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 896
Posted By Milton Keynes

This is the argument & sarcasm forum.

This is the argument & sarcasm forum.
09-15-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By Milton Keynes

You might try the Classic & Vintage What's It...

You might try the Classic & Vintage What's It Worth? subforum. I'd love to see pictures of a bike from 1937.
09-15-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By Milton Keynes

And don't call me "Shirley." I don't know if...

And don't call me "Shirley." I don't know if they're serious or not, but putting upgraded components on a Mongoose is like putting lipstick on a pig. You'd have a cheap bike with a few expensive...
09-15-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By Milton Keynes

I don't want to dampen your enthusiasm, but my...

I don't want to dampen your enthusiasm, but my question is why would you spend the money to upgrade a Walmart bike? Probably best to save that money and put toward a good road bike.
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