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Forum: Touring
06-18-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,750
Posted By base2

Sunlite Gold Tec HD Touring Rack. I got my first...

Sunlite Gold Tec HD Touring Rack. I got my first one few years ago from the local Co-op. It was used & obtained for Co-op prices.
My 2nd one, I picked up from Amazon cost $15 plus $15 shipping. I...
06-17-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 486
Posted By base2

Ah! Ok. I learn something new every day. :thumb:

Ah! Ok. I learn something new every day. :thumb:
06-17-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,135
Posted By base2

Here, here! Solid & low power on trails & at...

Here, here! Solid & low power on trails & at night; Strobe on roads & during the day. It's not hard and it's simple courtesy.

A friendly reminder to the offender doesn't hurt either. They may have...
Forum: Touring
06-17-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,750
Posted By base2

I moved the axle back a full 2 inches on my '74...

I moved the axle back a full 2 inches on my '74 Varsity and all is well. The stays are about 50-51cm...
06-17-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By base2

Tub of axle grease & a good cleaning. Super easy...

Tub of axle grease & a good cleaning. Super easy if cartridge bearings & the freehub slides right off.

Otherwise if freewheel &/or cup/cone you might as well pull the axle & service the cup/cones...
06-17-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,312
Posted By base2

Would you trade a "well under" a $1000 bicycle to...

Would you trade a "well under" a $1000 bicycle to do the right thing? How about a $500? (Thats 5% to 10% of your income.)

As livedarklions rightly pointed out, these things scale in difficulty....
06-17-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,312
Posted By base2

Man, you're missing the point hard. Maybe...

Man, you're missing the point hard. Maybe tailoring the question to you specifically might help. Mr. Dark Lions: You do have a relationship with your bicycle, correct? Ok. At what point does your...
06-17-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,312
Posted By base2

Sorry, I overestimated reading comprehension and...

Sorry, I overestimated reading comprehension and a broader understanding of concepts. While it is true that about 50% of Americans read/write at an 8th grade level, I figured that that number was...
06-17-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,312
Posted By base2

Point taken. I'm trying to talk about a thing...

Point taken. I'm trying to talk about a thing with out advocating one way or the other. For a discussion to be useful it's necessary to have goal posts and lines on the field to form a common useful...
06-17-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,312
Posted By base2

+1 The question was scaled to income level for...

+1 The question was scaled to income level for this reason. I think many here are missing the concept & instead focusing on concrete dollar amount.

My dog cost me 1% of my annual income at the...
06-16-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 486
Posted By base2

Why not keep the existing screws we all know work...

Why not keep the existing screws we all know work & swap the lever?

These are downtube shifters, correct? What am I missing?
06-16-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By base2

I dunno if you would call it a "cult" following,...

I dunno if you would call it a "cult" following, but in reading all the threads here, they do get talked about an awful lot for how long/how many were made.

I liked the 26 inch wheeled road bike...
06-16-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By base2

Did you "Easy-Off" all of that stuff? Wow. ...

Did you "Easy-Off" all of that stuff?
Wow.
Easy-off is pretty harsh stuff. A 6 oz per gallon lye solution is less harsh. But, in anycase, now that you have all the old anodizing removed (if there...
06-15-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By base2

It's just a magnet that induces a current in the...

It's just a magnet that induces a current in the coil of wire that is the sesnor. The pulse of Alternating Current is what the computer is counting. So any magnet of sufficient strength to induce a...
06-15-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,378
Posted By base2

Wider rims would make for a rounder contact patch...

Wider rims would make for a rounder contact patch for a given tire diameter. And often times a smoother airflow from tire to rim as well.

Everyone seems to think wider tires provide less rolling...
Replies: 53
Views: 2,932
Posted By base2

The most expensive $94 Orbitz ever made....

The most expensive $94 Orbitz ever made. (http://www.thebestpageinthe***verse.net/c.cgi?u=orbitz_blows)
Replies: 53
Views: 2,932
Posted By base2

Do you run pop-up blockers? Java script blockers?...

Do you run pop-up blockers? Java script blockers? Cache & cookie settings set to "reject?" Are you in "Private" or "incognito" mode?

There could be many reasons the browser wouldn't accept input...
06-14-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,312
Posted By base2

Definitely an 1890's horse-sized baby Hitler, but...

Definitely an 1890's horse-sized baby Hitler, but only with a set of ZIPPS 'cause they are speed weaponry.

Then I'd donate the meat to a soup kitchen & ride into the sunset at 88 miles per hour on...
06-14-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,301
Posted By base2

The maps are handy. Garmin/Wahoo are both decent....

The maps are handy. Garmin/Wahoo are both decent. I'm told Garmin does have it's quirks, but in all the time I've owned Edge 520's & 820's they have been few & far between. Like losing a sattellite...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 707
Posted By base2

WRT The Pro's Closet: I have bought from them...

WRT The Pro's Closet: I have bought from them before and found what I bought to be accurately described & in good condition. All-in-all, the price was fair, (reasonably well, actually) & I would buy...
Replies: 53
Views: 2,932
Posted By base2

Well, for all your trouble, you could just fly...

Well, for all your trouble, you could just fly there & sort it out in person?

I went to Vision/FSA just Friday with an old set of wheels. The guy went to the warehouse and dug through dusty old...
06-14-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 972
Posted By base2

Now that's smart, right there. :thumb:

Now that's smart, right there. :thumb:
06-13-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,312
Posted By base2

Post #39...

Post #39 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=39) of this thread.
No worries.
:thumb:
06-13-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,312
Posted By base2

"Normal" is defined by the people you are...

"Normal" is defined by the people you are surrounded by. Gautier, Mississippi operates on a different scale than Manhatten.
5% of $50k is still a $2500 bike. Pretty squarely mid-range & close to the...
06-13-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,312
Posted By base2

No anonymous poster has not contributed...

No anonymous poster has not contributed otherwise. But I did post a link upthread to the thread & post in question.
I didn't think it prudent to blow up either the guy or his inbox with what...
06-13-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,312
Posted By base2

Hey! I hadn't seen that one. No, the quote in...

Hey! I hadn't seen that one.
No, the quote in post 1 of this thread was from Post 28 (https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1175250-have-you-ever-had-truly-good-bicycle-2.html)

...
06-13-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,312
Posted By base2

This. You helped me put a finger on it...

This.
You helped me put a finger on it exactly.
Thanks! :hug:
06-13-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,312
Posted By base2

Hashtag: Irony. Good show & well done! ...

Hashtag: Irony.
Good show & well done!
:beer:
06-13-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,312
Posted By base2

HA! :lol:

HA!
:lol:
06-13-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,312
Posted By base2

It's called "normalization." It is frequently...

It's called "normalization." It is frequently used to standardize a metric in relation to other factors. For example: "Larger tires have lower rolling resistance at the same pressure as smaller...
06-13-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,312
Posted By base2

Well, to dispell any prejudices, I am a...

Well, to dispell any prejudices, I am a blue-collar factory worker. Not even one who has economically benefitted from the growth of my region. My income is spot on exactly average for my region....
06-13-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,312
Posted By base2

Trade all your bikes to help a sick puppy

In another thread a poster made the following comment: [edited for brevity]
So my question is this: Who here considers a $10,000 bike to be a lavish luxurious extravagance? It seems kind of normal...
06-13-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 972
Posted By base2

Though it's not the specific product you asked...

Though it's not the specific product you asked for, Clif ShotBlocks are nearly 100% Glucose. In an effort to help with your "fuel" needs, might I suggest a potentially viable substitute:

Plain ol'...
06-12-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,654
Posted By base2

The other thing with retalliatory tarriffs is...

The other thing with retalliatory tarriffs is that your competitor is free to lower tarriffs on those same goods from other producers. Sort of a double-whammie. They would do this not only to hurt...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,033
Posted By base2

On the geometry tangent: What is the wheel base...

On the geometry tangent: What is the wheel base of the two bikes? Chainstay length? Head tube angle?

I've been of the mind that longer chainstays help with tracking a straighter line at the...
06-11-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,057
Posted By base2

Well, Maelochs he lost his license for one, he...

Well, Maelochs he lost his license for one, he donated the money from the GoFundMe to charity with an added bit from himself to make it an even round number, & 3 he said he was sorry. Then he got...
06-11-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,057
Posted By base2

As the Original Poster here...Can this thread NOT...

As the Original Poster here...Can this thread NOT be about the police. Please?

The thread was started because a driver did a wrong thing, got caught, paid the price, & all indications are he seems...
06-10-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,518
Posted By base2

Today's money is just Ok. Yesterdays money is...

Today's money is just Ok.
Yesterdays money is cheap.
Tomorrows money is expensive.

I buy yesterdays junk & after a boatload of cash, parts, time, and effort, turn it into todays junk. Nothing...
06-10-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,681
Posted By base2

Well, "sentient AI in 5 years" is a prediction...

Well, "sentient AI in 5 years" is a prediction I've never heard. But I have sat in enough panels with program directors and coders activley working on the problem to know that is the end goal if they...
06-10-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,654
Posted By base2

True. Especially since all actual economists that...

True. Especially since all actual economists that have weighed in on the matter seem to be saying one thing: "It's complicated."

Any proclaimation of success in policy is premature. The broader...
06-09-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,681
Posted By base2

AV's don't need to be sentient. My god how many...

AV's don't need to be sentient. My god how many problems would that cause? It'd be like that movie Dark Star all over again! :eek:
06-09-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 893
Posted By base2

I had a similar issue once with a front wheel....

I had a similar issue once with a front wheel. The kid at the shop only tightened the spokes on one side. The hoop was exactly, perfectly centered over the flanges, but he failed to realize that 1...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,185
Posted By base2

Great job!

Great job!
06-09-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,593
Posted By base2

Oops! A mis-type if ever there was one! :lol: ...

Oops! A mis-type if ever there was one! :lol:

Yeah, it's right side up on Flickr & my phone. BF won't render it like everywhere else. :(

What 15 year-old wouldn't want an e-bike? It might be...
06-09-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,593
Posted By base2

She's 15. Sounds like a good age for her to start...

She's 15. Sounds like a good age for her to start figuring out how to be self-reliant & take responsibility for her own transportation/life obligations.

Your job is to raise a responsible,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,324
Posted By base2

Well, actually, it's a mineral. Straight outta...

Well, actually, it's a mineral. Straight outta the Earth. If it were a food, the label "natural" would be applied to the box or bag it came in.

The danger is not that it's a fiber that can not be...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-08-19, 02:52 PM
06-08-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 984
Posted By base2

Well, I should think they'll stand up to your roads just fine.

They look like Vision Metron 40's to me.
06-08-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By base2

FWIW: It's good practice to grease every nut,...

FWIW: It's good practice to grease every nut, every bolt, every threaded everything, every time.

Stainless fasteners are a bit pricier than not, but at a $ or 2, at a time it's a managable...
06-08-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By base2

I run almost exclusivly hardshells. The sidewalls...

I run almost exclusivly hardshells. The sidewalls do get flaky, but I've never known it to be an issue. Same thing with the threads at the bead. I'd call your experience pretty typical.
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