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08-18-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By rseeker

Well, I thought it over but there's no way I can...

Well, I thought it over but there's no way I can take on another bike or the associated tooling. Too bad, it'd be fun to have, but if you saw my workspace you'd realize there's no room at the inn....
Forum: Introductions
08-18-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 89
Posted By rseeker

You're making me cry a little. Roger...

You're making me cry a little.



Roger that.

I was there for the big fires (88?). We were supposed to do a multi-day loop hike in the middle of the park. From West Yellowstone it looked...
08-18-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 224
Posted By rseeker

PARIS-HILTON-VOICE: That's hot. Nicely done.

PARIS-HILTON-VOICE: That's hot.

Nicely done.
Forum: Introductions
08-18-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 89
Posted By rseeker

That's near an exit from Yellowstone, right? ...

That's near an exit from Yellowstone, right? Lucky person.
08-17-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By rseeker

Yeah I'll add pics. I didn't think to identify...

Yeah I'll add pics. I didn't think to identify components since I wasn't buying.
...
08-17-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By rseeker

Old Peugeot Appraisal

I saw this at the Salvation Army store today for $30. I don't need it, but I was curious if this is decent or not. I don't know Peugeot frames so I have no idea. I didn't see a model name, just a...
08-15-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24,525
Views: 2,299,259
Posted By rseeker

Yesterday a timed run to the greenway (again)...

Yesterday a timed run to the greenway (again) then a looping return up north. Something's happening with the left turn arrow on the way, it's not picking me up. I thought I had that worked out by...
08-13-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 681
Posted By rseeker

You have done well. Very impressive. :thumb:

You have done well. Very impressive. :thumb:
08-12-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 472
Posted By rseeker

I have a mesh Jansport backpack that I've been...

I have a mesh Jansport backpack that I've been using since 1996. It's just a simple school backpack, single big compartment and a single outside pocket, it's just made out of mesh. It's still going...
08-12-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,348
Posted By rseeker

That picture is kinda cool, like maybe a...

That picture is kinda cool, like maybe a reimagined Star Trek Doomsday Machine.
Forum: Introductions
08-11-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By rseeker

Hi TomAllyn, welcome to the community. :) I'm...

Hi TomAllyn, welcome to the community. :) I'm looking forward to seeing your bikes.
08-10-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By rseeker

Great to hear, sounds like you're on the right...

Great to hear, sounds like you're on the right track.

I know what you mean about the light bulb going off. One day I realized there was a new thing in my awareness, and that thing was the idea...
08-10-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 24,525
Views: 2,299,259
Posted By rseeker

Yesterday, a four-mile hill workout in the hood...

Yesterday, a four-mile hill workout in the hood (the thing I used to warm up *for* is now the thing I do to warm up, which isn't too bad) then a timed speed run to the greenway then a slow ride home....
08-08-19, 02:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By rseeker

Everything I know I learned from the movies, so...

Everything I know I learned from the movies, so it must be true.
08-08-19, 02:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By rseeker

Not to mention that serious F U money begins at...

Not to mention that serious F U money begins at ten mil. $50k will cover a disappointing amount of hookers and blow, especially for a fit young dude, and leaves nothing for guns and lawyers.
08-07-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,182
Posted By rseeker

I love the silence and solitude of an early...

I love the silence and solitude of an early start. Around here though, the quietest time is 11pm-2am. I start to see work trucks (pickup truck with a rack full of gear in the bed, ladders, and...
08-06-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 24,525
Views: 2,299,259
Posted By rseeker

About four hours on the clock early this morning....

About four hours on the clock early this morning. Didn't ride that whole time since I stopped for pictures and exploring. Maybe 28 miles I guess.

Happy to see I wasn't the only one holding up...
08-04-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 55,650
Posted By rseeker

Would you expect the CWP-7 to serve? The...

Would you expect the CWP-7 to serve?

The threading of the outer body into the crank seems to match. The probe or inner body or whatever you call it that extends to push against the spindle does...
08-03-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24,525
Views: 2,299,259
Posted By rseeker

This morning, 7:30am - 10:30am, warm up in some...

This morning, 7:30am - 10:30am, warm up in some neighborhoods, stop at a park shelter for yoga strap stretches on a picnic table, then do bathtub intervals, up the hill on one side of the valley,...
Forum: Foo
08-03-19, 05:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By rseeker

Rationally I think it's very low risk, but part...

Rationally I think it's very low risk, but part of me would always feel like it was riskier. A plan B would be nice unless that ruins the adventure.

When I do this for a local hike (nowhere near...
08-03-19, 04:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,216
Posted By rseeker

Sometimes it's hard work to plan a whole ride, so...

Sometimes it's hard work to plan a whole ride, so don't. Just plan to go to the end of the street. And once you're there, if you want to do more, well heck, you're already on the bike, may as well.
...
08-02-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 55,650
Posted By rseeker

OK, I'll watch for that, thanks very much. I...

OK, I'll watch for that, thanks very much.

I assume the crank bolts (the 8mm hex) are normally threaded, both sides righty-tighty, is that right?
08-02-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 55,650
Posted By rseeker

Yes, thank you. It will likely be...

Yes, thank you.



It will likely be donating its body to science.
08-02-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 55,650
Posted By rseeker

For my 1994 Trek 730, anyone know what tools I'll...

For my 1994 Trek 730, anyone know what tools I'll need to get into the bottom bracket? The cranks need a hex wrench, 10mm is too big, 8mm is probably it but it's on the loose-fitting side and I don't...
08-02-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,386
Posted By rseeker

I agree. But my part is to wake the heck up. ...

I agree. But my part is to wake the heck up.

Frosty is an Aliens movie quote.
08-02-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,386
Posted By rseeker

I keep this taped on my stem as a reminder to...

I keep this taped on my stem as a reminder to stay frosty, just so I start with the right state of mind.
...
08-01-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,429
Posted By rseeker

predation noun 1 : the killing by one living...

predation noun

1 : the killing by one living organism of another for food
2 : the act of injuring, exploiting, or plundering others for personal gain
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 01:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By rseeker

Stunningly beautiful. I hope the feeling stays...

Stunningly beautiful. I hope the feeling stays with you.
07-31-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,497
Posted By rseeker

Thanks everyone for your perspective and...

Thanks everyone for your perspective and thoughtful replies. There's a lot of experience on display here.
07-30-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By rseeker

I think I'd like that better. It seems a lot...

I think I'd like that better. It seems a lot more natural to me as I think about it. I wonder why, since I've never driven a motorcycle. Now I'm going to have to think of other things I've used...
07-30-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By rseeker

When I got the bike with the grip shifters I had...

When I got the bike with the grip shifters I had no idea how they worked. I had to make up mnemonics to keep it straight. It's mostly instinctive/habitual now, but if I go a month without much...
07-30-19, 03:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 595
Posted By rseeker

Yes, and when you say chain slip, what do you...

Yes, and when you say chain slip, what do you mean? Is it falling off the chainrings? Falling off in back? Falling off to which side, inside or outside? Or is it slipping forward and skipping a few...
07-30-19, 01:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By rseeker

I also ride hills and have grip shifters which I...

I also ride hills and have grip shifters which I like just fine. One thing I had to learn was how not to accidentally shift while gripping the bar on a hard climb because --> aww **** --> Walk of...
Forum: Introductions
07-29-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By rseeker

Hi and welcome. You're in the right place, and...

Hi and welcome. You're in the right place, and many people will be happy to help.
07-29-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 24,525
Views: 2,299,259
Posted By rseeker

Made it to the state line this morning. The...

Made it to the state line this morning. The outbound distance was a little less than I usually do on a ride, so getting there was no problem, but then I had to turn around and do it again to get...
07-27-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,497
Posted By rseeker

Yeah that seems less than ideal. I see the Park...

Yeah that seems less than ideal. I see the Park Tool stand using more of a box shape for rigid arms.

Thanks for identifying it, those eBay pictures help a lot.
07-27-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,497
Posted By rseeker

Would you use this wheel truing stand?

I see this for sale used at a very cheap price. I've never owned one or been hands on, I just adjusted on the bike frame. Assuming this hasn't been bent or broken, can you tell, does it look like it...
07-27-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 24,525
Views: 2,299,259
Posted By rseeker

About 15 easy miles before dawn. The first five...

About 15 easy miles before dawn. The first five were for time but I sucked, probably the result of basically a month of minimal riding, between bike maint and surgery. At least the stitches are out...
07-25-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By rseeker

And stocked with albums unless you brought your...

And stocked with albums unless you brought your own Moody Blues. Looks like a great trip.
07-25-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,089
Posted By rseeker

That's hawt. Great bike, congratulations, I hope...

That's hawt. Great bike, congratulations, I hope you enjoy the heck out of it.

I wish my garage had that much space ...
07-25-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,640
Posted By rseeker

Wow that's great! It took me a minute to get into...

Wow that's great! It took me a minute to get into it but then I "got" the aesthetic, and, very nice. That's an impressively large number of musical ideas in play. I like it.

Next time through I'll...
07-24-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,199
Posted By rseeker

NPR had this story which sounds about the same as...

NPR had this story which sounds about the same as what you're saying.

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/02/26/587735283/lost-art-of-bending-over-how-other-cultures-spare-their-spines
07-24-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 24,525
Views: 2,299,259
Posted By rseeker

This morning, 3:15am to 6am, 60F and lovely. Out...

This morning, 3:15am to 6am, 60F and lovely. Out into wooded farmland. Heard turkey, cows, chickens. First ride in a week (since surgery). I'm cheating a little because I was going to wait until...
07-23-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 51,744
Views: 6,839,888
Posted By rseeker

Another one in Atlanta. Pretty bike. ...

Another one in Atlanta. Pretty bike.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/bik/d/atlanta-trek-520-true-temper-touring/6940655268.html
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07-23-19, 05:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 942
Posted By rseeker

Me too. And riding alongside a high-speed highway...

Me too. And riding alongside a high-speed highway is very loud. It'd be great if there were a way to hear the soft sounds and tone down the loud ones. (It'd also be great if that weren't necessary.)...
Forum: Introductions
07-21-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By rseeker

Welcome and good to see people getting back up on...

Welcome and good to see people getting back up on it. Keep us posted how it goes. (And how's the bike?)
07-21-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,689
Posted By rseeker

Same here. Water just doesn't taste good to me. I...

Same here. Water just doesn't taste good to me. I don't think it's specific to location, it's just how it is wherever I go.

Until I get thirsty enough, then it's just fantastic.

But yeah,...
07-21-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 51,744
Views: 6,839,888
Posted By rseeker

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/00w0w_6qdertydr4l_1200x900_1981_trek_750_bike_805953dda656656353887d9c9ee555c6f09523dd.jpg
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Forum: Foo
07-20-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,454
Posted By rseeker

Getting ready to walk on the moon. 50 years ago....

Getting ready to walk on the moon. 50 years ago. Mission time 108:33:00.

https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/

Yes I saw this posted above, this is just one of the good parts. The replay of the...
Forum: Northeast
07-20-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,610
Posted By rseeker

Find and walk the contour lines that delimit...

Find and walk the contour lines that delimit areas that will go under the waves with each foot of sea level rise.
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