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07-21-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 100,960
Posted By Paul Barnard

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Forum: Commuting
07-20-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,460
Posted By SalsaShark

I find fenders can be both functional and quite...

I find fenders can be both functional and quite handsome
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07-20-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By JimR56

Hi Clay, I'm wondering if you're referring to...

Hi Clay, I'm wondering if you're referring to tailbone (or more specifically, coccyx) pain. I guess everybody may have different problems and different stories, but I can offer some experience with...
07-20-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 767
Posted By cat0020

45th birthday, 45 miles pedaled.. Started...

45th birthday, 45 miles pedaled..
Started around 5:20 AM to beat the heat, neighbor's two feline friends came over to send me off:
https://i.imgur.com/B9jR4LQ.jpg

Sunrise just above the trees:...
Forum: Foo
07-20-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 449
Posted By Hondo Gravel

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Chicken legs with Fiesta season it all rub. Going...
07-20-19, 01:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By SHOFINE

When I had my Electra a Brooks B-67 was most...

When I had my Electra a Brooks B-67 was most comfy!
A Flyer works great on my Sawyer.
Usually a soft saddle is not good for rides over 5 miles.

https://i.postimg.cc/x1TJhttD/electra-c7d.jpg...
07-19-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,721
Posted By JimR56

Nice to read this. I've never thought about...

Nice to read this. I've never thought about selling my Schwinn Cruiser Deluxe (bought new circa 1994), but I had a 7-speed Nexus IGH installed around ten years ago. I've enjoyed it a lot more since...
07-19-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By Gresp15C

Rim brakes, amusing failure mode

So I hopped on my bike, headed down the hill from my house towards the stoplight at the bottom, and... no brakes! I squeezed hard, and all of a sudden they engaged -- hard. I didn't crash. My brakes...
07-19-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,236
Posted By big chainring

I rode near the lakefront in north Chicago burbs...

I rode near the lakefront in north Chicago burbs at noontime. 90 degrees, 70% humidity. Got to this point in Highland Park where there is almost always a cool breeze. Tried to convince myself I felt...
07-19-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1,022
Views: 280,549
Posted By BeginnerInFL

Me and my husband's cruisers! ...

Me and my husband's cruisers!




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07-19-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,517
Posted By Vonruden

I only get mad if they ask to return it after...

I only get mad if they ask to return it after listing on ebay for a month...happened once.
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 104,568
Posted By Darth Lefty

Funny... I was sure that story was going to end...

Funny... I was sure that story was going to end with "every day it's sitting there in the same place because it's squashed"
07-19-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,517
Posted By Mitkraft

No reason for it to hurt if it hasn't sold. ...

No reason for it to hurt if it hasn't sold. People put stuff on eBay for stupid prices all day every day. Remember "Askin ain't gettin!"
07-19-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 472
Posted By davester

Hmmm. One end of my street has an 18% grade and...

Hmmm. One end of my street has an 18% grade and the other end has about a 15% grade. Most any ride I take will also have mile long stretches of around 6% to 8%. This and my 65 years sort of rules out...
Forum: Foo
07-19-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9,950
Views: 2,005,164
Posted By Shimagnolo

If only there was a way to make it smaller so it...

If only there was a way to make it smaller so it would fit in the car...
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07-19-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,236
Posted By Hondo Gravel

I know nothing about hot weather.

I know nothing about hot weather.
Forum: Foo
07-19-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,233
Posted By spinnaker

Take the pen! ...

Take the pen!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODO0zQBPI2k
07-19-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,236
Posted By Gresp15C

I think people are spooked by the heat index. It...

I think people are spooked by the heat index. It used to be, they reported the temperature, and you had to guess the conditions based on humidity, which was mainly a function of your local climate...
Forum: Foo
07-19-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,233
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Just like the Russian low tech 2 Ruble/10Ę space...

Just like the Russian low tech 2 Ruble/10Ę space pencil.
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 104,568
Posted By Skipjacks

I have found a guinea pig the last 3 times I...

I have found a guinea pig the last 3 times I rode.

I'm sure it's the same one as it's in the same place every time. Obviously it's a runaway pet. But every day it's sitting there in the same...
07-19-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By fishboat

+1 You may also want to find rental bikes...

+1

You may also want to find rental bikes similar to those you're interest in, and toss in an endurance road bike too. Rent them and ride them for a half day..see how things feel. Rentals are...
Forum: Foo
07-19-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,233
Posted By genec

Only B/W was broadcast due to the bandwidth and...

Only B/W was broadcast due to the bandwidth and power available. It was known as a "slow scan" signal. Consider the transmitter power available from the LEM and the distance the signal had to go. And...
07-19-19, 03:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By hairnet

https://www.harriscyclery.net/itemdetails.cfm?ID=4...

https://www.harriscyclery.net/itemdetails.cfm?ID=479
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07-18-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By veganbikes

I highly recommend SwissStop pads and a good...

I highly recommend SwissStop pads and a good shoe. One piece pad/shoes are cheap but do not have the rigidity of a shoe with replaceable pads and the pads that come with those tend to be better and...
07-18-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

https://bikehistory.org/bikes/heavyduti/ ...

https://bikehistory.org/bikes/heavyduti/

https://bikehistory.org/catalogs/1965.html

It appears that this bicycle had a "heavier duty" front hub with stronger/beefier spokes.
The seat was the...
07-18-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By bruce19

FWIW, I have never known someone who figured out...

FWIW, I have never known someone who figured out what they "needed" and then didn't end up buying something else somewhere down the road.
07-18-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,236
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

the best way to deal with summer temps is to not...

the best way to deal with summer temps is to not look at them and ride anyway. the moving part keeps you cool enough

it's hot everyday so
07-18-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,236
Posted By jeffreythree

Heat just changes how and when I ride, not if I...

Heat just changes how and when I ride, not if I ride. I also reduce my effort on heat advisory day.
07-18-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,003
Posted By 3alarmer

...when I worked for the co-op here, for a few...

...when I worked for the co-op here, for a few years I was the guy in charge of managing "donations". So I have some resaonable idea of what might be involved in accepting this number of bikes in...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 104,568
Posted By DrIsotope

This very morning. Luckily, right near the end...

This very morning. Luckily, right near the end of the ride so I didn't have to tote that thing in the jersey for two hours.

https://i.imgur.com/C44WLmg.jpg?1
07-18-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By MTBUK

Every day is a school day :thumb:

Every day is a school day :thumb:
Forum: Foo
07-18-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 449
Posted By RubeRad

Nah, that plastic will all melt off

Nah, that plastic will all melt off
07-18-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By phughes

Skip the brake cleaner. Use lacquer thinner. That...

Skip the brake cleaner. Use lacquer thinner. That is what we have always used to prep areas on cars before painting. Much cheaper than using brake cleaner. Wear gloves, and apply with a rag. It...
07-18-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By Ironfish653

I found that with the rubberized spray coatings...

I found that with the rubberized spray coatings like Plasti-dip, itís best to build up at least three, if not four light coats, like 50% coverage, letting each one nearly dry, before going to...
Forum: Foo
07-18-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7,972
Views: 706,206
Posted By Shimagnolo

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07-17-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By TimothyH

Everybody should be so lucky. -Tim-

Everybody should be so lucky.


-Tim-
07-17-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By Gresp15C

Mine's just a bucket o' parts. ;) The frame is a...

Mine's just a bucket o' parts. ;) The frame is a 1985 Schwinn Traveler (originally 12 speed with drop bar) that I got at an auction for like 10 bucks. Rims are from the early 80's, rear hub is an...
07-17-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By TimothyH

Koolstop salmon

Koolstop salmon
07-17-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By Gresp15C

I have had extremely good results on multiple...

I have had extremely good results on multiple bikes with "jagwire basics road brake pad," which are like 7 bucks a pair on Amazon. This includes my favorite bike, which is a Schwinn frame with single...
Forum: Foo
07-17-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 449
Posted By Hondo Gravel

This is what Iím smoking

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Bacon wrapped pork tenderloin from local meat...
Forum: Foo
07-17-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7,972
Views: 706,206
Posted By skijor

Right in the Woody. ...

Right in the Woody.
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07-17-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,565
Posted By ThermionicScott

Thanks guys! Yes, it started life as an 80's MTB...

Thanks guys! Yes, it started life as an 80's MTB frame that my brother gave me for free. I didn't know that a 1" threaded headset and quill stem wouldn't work for gravel until it was far too late....
Forum: Foo
07-17-19, 07:24 AM
Forum: Foo
07-17-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7,972
Views: 706,206
Posted By Shimagnolo

Just washed the car; Now for a quick rinse! ...

Just washed the car; Now for a quick rinse!
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07-17-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By kirby999

I like the looks of the Lux Fat Tire Bike . I’m...

I like the looks of the Lux Fat Tire Bike . I’m considering getting one also . That or a Ghostrider .
I have an Electra Cruiser 1 . When I bought it , it came with cruiser tires with knobs . They...
07-17-19, 01:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By JehD

While I like the black, that looks better in the...

While I like the black, that looks better in the video than the still pictures. My last cruiser was black and that might be a nice change.
07-16-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,565
Posted By ThermionicScott

I love people who will talk until they're blue in...

I love people who will talk until they're blue in the face about not caring what other people think. :)

But anyways, here's an old picture of my gravel bike. Some parts and clothing items have...
07-16-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By 79pmooney

The fork is (near) straight because it has been...

The fork is (near) straight because it has been bent back. You said the pedal overlap didn't vary as you rotated the fork. Forks are built with forward sweep (called "rake"). Rotating the...
07-16-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By cb400bill

https://i.ibb.co/Lz59SbD/3.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/Lz59SbD/3.jpg
07-16-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By cb400bill

Appears to me that your top tube and down tube...

Appears to me that your top tube and down tube are bent just behind the steer tube.

https://i.ibb.co/d2P5rKh/1.jpg
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