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07-20-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 789
Posted By TakingMyTime

Trying to get your attention?

Trying to get your attention?
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By TakingMyTime

There is no way in the world I would have...

There is no way in the world I would have believed you could get that bike in the shape you did. It looked like it was pulled from a septic tank. Good Job!
Forum: Foo
07-19-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By TakingMyTime

We don't need no stinking supplements!

We don't need no stinking supplements!
07-17-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By TakingMyTime

Another thing that I would like to mention to...

Another thing that I would like to mention to anyone getting into (or back into) riding is that you are going to run into some unforeseen expenses. I usually like to mention this when someone...
07-17-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By TakingMyTime

The Jamis you mention looks to be more of a...

The Jamis you mention looks to be more of a cruiser. Personally, I would stay away from the Schwinn.

If I were you I would hit as many shops as you can and ask to try various Fitness and Comfort...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 614,818
Posted By TakingMyTime

I can't find any reviews of this specific tire. ...

I can't find any reviews of this specific tire. I know it's an older version. It seems like a too good to be true deal. Is there any reason not to run these tires? I'm riding smooth surfaces and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10,226
Views: 2,661,225
Posted By TakingMyTime

My quest may be over

I'll keep this simple and straight to the point... my wife loves pink bikes. The new CAAD13 has a 105 model in "Sherpa" which looks very pink to me. I know it's a little early and all the specs may...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,680
Posted By TakingMyTime

I'm only speaking anecdotally but I find that...

I'm only speaking anecdotally but I find that hard to believe. Does the article say how many people stop using, paying or logging on every month? No matter what, I would think you reach a saturation...
07-14-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By TakingMyTime

Go to the Ceramic Speed site, check out the...

Go to the Ceramic Speed site, check out the prices and then tell me if you're still interested.
07-13-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,658
Posted By TakingMyTime

Cost and location. Many times these rides...

Cost and location.

Many times these rides involve getting to a location the night before and paying for a room. After that, and meals, it can really start to add up (Yes, I'm cheap). But,...
07-12-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,938
Posted By TakingMyTime

Thanks for the reminder. I completely forgot...

Thanks for the reminder. I completely forgot that was back on again. I'm always looking for something to keep them busy.
07-12-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,476
Posted By TakingMyTime

On a more serious note... I'm not sure how long...

On a more serious note...
I'm not sure how long I will live. I guess none of us really do. I just hope I'm able to keep doing the things I love to do for as long as I can. So far, all the yearly...
Forum: Foo
07-12-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9,950
Views: 2,005,164
Posted By TakingMyTime

Isn't there a worse chance that a rock might be...

Isn't there a worse chance that a rock might be flung into the screen as opposed to turning it around the other way?

But I guess they weren't really thinking in the first place.
07-12-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,476
Posted By TakingMyTime

I don't have enough money saved up to make it...

I don't have enough money saved up to make it that long. :)
07-11-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,683
Posted By TakingMyTime

I thought if you pedal backwards the chain...

I thought if you pedal backwards the chain self-cleans?
07-11-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,938
Posted By TakingMyTime

The grandchildren and I have been doing a couple...

The grandchildren and I have been doing a couple of 5 mile loops through El Dorado Park in Long Beach. They're 10 and 13 y/o without a huge amount of cycling experience so we've been doing these...
07-10-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By TakingMyTime

No. Open up the General Cycleing forum. The...

No.

Open up the General Cycleing forum. The column immediately after the new post column is the "Normal Thread" column. Then open Fitting your bike. The 2nd column shows a thread Icon if one is...
07-10-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,708
Posted By TakingMyTime

You're doing great. Mileage is a personal thing...

You're doing great. Mileage is a personal thing and can change from day to day. As long as you're moving forward it's a good thing.

When my wife and I first started out we were stopping 3 times...
Forum: Foo
07-09-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By TakingMyTime

Never liked his work and I don't find him funny...

Never liked his work and I don't find him funny at all. He's just one of those guys who I just don't think is funny at all.
07-08-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,537
Posted By TakingMyTime

I was kinda thinking the same thing. What do you...

I was kinda thinking the same thing. What do you do or where do you take it when your derailleur hanger breaks and you need a new one? Are they prepared to offer full service bicycle repairs in...
07-07-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,189
Posted By TakingMyTime

I would go with this method. I used the...

I would go with this method.

I used the conventional wisdom of obtaining my MHR and I feel like I'm going to explode while in "my" Zone 4. Obviously I need to re-calibrate. Honestly, I use it...
07-07-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By TakingMyTime

They both appear to be at the same approximate...

They both appear to be at the same approximate build level. Both entry level but with name brand components. If it was me, I would test ride each one and then make my decision. Neither one is...
07-07-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,609
Posted By TakingMyTime

I bicycle to feel good. I'm pretty sure it's...

I bicycle to feel good. I'm pretty sure it's helping me. I set my own personal goals. 10 hours in the saddle would be a bit of overkill for me.
07-06-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By TakingMyTime

Icons?

Why are thread icons allowed in only a couple of the forums?
07-06-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By TakingMyTime

I just googled... "kestrel evoke replacement...

I just googled... "kestrel evoke replacement front hanger" and I got plenty hits.
Forum: Foo
07-04-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,819
Posted By TakingMyTime

I can't decide between these 2. Both by John...

I can't decide between these 2. Both by John Prine

Souvenirs
Hello in There
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 519
Posted By TakingMyTime

Why not post a pic of yours? There are plenty of...

Why not post a pic of yours? There are plenty of people here that would probably be able to help you.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By TakingMyTime

Uhh... they are still good after 26 years would...

Uhh... they are still good after 26 years would be a good indicator.
07-04-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,785
Posted By TakingMyTime

It sounds like you've already done the generally...

It sounds like you've already done the generally accepted steps to get your saddle in the correct position. It's a good starting point, now you just need to start tweaking it. As long as your knees...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,822
Posted By TakingMyTime

I was typing and not reading what I was saying. ...

I was typing and not reading what I was saying. I meant to say "after installation"
07-03-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,129
Posted By TakingMyTime

Wow, the latest article says "no charges yet". ...

Wow, the latest article says "no charges yet". Regardless of fault... Hit and Run, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,822
Posted By TakingMyTime

Do you guys leave the cellophane on the outside...

Do you guys leave the cellophane on the outside of the patch or remove it before installation?
07-03-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,938
Posted By TakingMyTime

26 mile round trip down to the Long Beach marina...

26 mile round trip down to the Long Beach marina downtown (across from the Queen Mary). It was a slow ride. We took the bike path.
07-02-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,636
Posted By TakingMyTime

When on public streets I use both front and back...

When on public streets I use both front and back lights. The rear is always flashing and the front will be set according to the traffic I'm in, although it is usually on it's flashing setting too. ...
Forum: Foo
07-01-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,750
Posted By TakingMyTime

The wife and I like to schedule our vacations so...

The wife and I like to schedule our vacations so that we end up somewhere we can take extended day hikes. Last November we drove down the West Coast from SFO and stopped at several State Parks...
07-01-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,729
Posted By TakingMyTime

I have the fashion sense of a sloth. I have no...

I have the fashion sense of a sloth. I have no idea what you're talking about.
07-01-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,685
Posted By TakingMyTime

I will be with you all in spirit. I am in no...

I will be with you all in spirit. I am in no shape to try something like that let alone even think about it. I started riding way too late this season and have next to no miles under my belt so far...
06-29-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,489
Posted By TakingMyTime

With tires that wide and the roads you're riding...

With tires that wide and the roads you're riding I really don't see the need for a front shock.
06-26-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,376
Posted By TakingMyTime

The Roll, Crossroads and Trek Verve are more of...

The Roll, Crossroads and Trek Verve are more of what is described as a Comfort Bike. The Sirrus is what would be considered a Hybrid/Fitness bike. Basically, the comfort bikes are going to be a...
06-25-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,656
Posted By TakingMyTime

It sounds like you were only in there to prove...

It sounds like you were only in there to prove you knew more than he did. If you already know everything about the bike, why all the questions?
06-23-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By TakingMyTime

Frame flex?

Frame flex?
06-23-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,324
Posted By TakingMyTime

You could always look into a shorter stem.

You could always look into a shorter stem.
06-23-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,324
Posted By TakingMyTime

"Handlebar/stem - 31.8mm bore, 7 degree rise. I...

"Handlebar/stem - 31.8mm bore, 7 degree rise. I would flip the stem, potentially get a taller one. Does it matter what brand the handlebar is, or just get one that's the right size?"

Before...
06-23-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,129
Posted By TakingMyTime

I have both padded and "lightly" padded bicycling...

I have both padded and "lightly" padded bicycling shorts and I wear them as often as possible. Although on shorter rides under or around 10 miles I don't think they're actually necessary, I still...
06-20-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By TakingMyTime

Thank you for the response. It is in fact a...

Thank you for the response.

It is in fact a 52/42/30 config. For the record, the bike is a 2002 Spec Allez A1. Entry level. It uses a 31.8 dia clamp. I'd like to ensure that whatever I replace it...
06-20-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By TakingMyTime

Looking for 8 speed triple FD

I'm repairing a bike for my neighbor. The spring tab on the Sora FD-3403 broke and no longer maintains tension. I need to obtain a compatible FD. This bike is an 8 speed rear and triple front. ...
Forum: Foo
06-15-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,049
Posted By TakingMyTime

I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree.

I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree.
Forum: Foo
06-15-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,049
Posted By TakingMyTime

I still get a kick out of friends who come to LA...

I still get a kick out of friends who come to LA and want to see Hollywood. I always ask them "why"? There's nothing to see either there or downtown. The only reason I would ever go even close to...
06-15-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By TakingMyTime

Thanks for all the input. I'll probably just...

Thanks for all the input. I'll probably just replace a few of the spokes, tighten them gently and keep my fingers crossed for now.
06-15-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By TakingMyTime

Replacing a spoke on older wheel

I have the original wheels on a 72 Schwinn Super Sport that I'm trying to make road worthy. Since I've personally never replaced a spoke or trued a wheel I wanted to reach out as to what might be my...
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