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Forum: Northeast
11-27-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8,611
Views: 976,586
Posted By mr,grumpy

Yes. It's several generations old. There really...

Yes. It's several generations old. There really is a lot of history and tradition on that little corner.
Forum: Northeast
11-26-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8,611
Views: 976,586
Posted By mr,grumpy

Yes they did! I didn't even think to look if that...

Yes they did! I didn't even think to look if that was still a thing there though.
11-26-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 958
Posted By mr,grumpy

Brand new Wahoo 580! I can't believe my luck!...

Brand new Wahoo 580! I can't believe my luck! Nah, it's an old plastic era-appropriate thing that doesn't work and is corroded into place (battery leakage?).
11-26-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 958
Posted By mr,grumpy

The chain skips teeth under pressure.

The chain skips teeth under pressure.
11-26-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 958
Posted By mr,grumpy

Probably. I'm just used to dealing with the...

Probably. I'm just used to dealing with the motorized versions of these things where you should replace the whole set together.
Forum: Northeast
11-26-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8,611
Views: 976,586
Posted By mr,grumpy

I am not a very good internet cyclist. I forget...

I am not a very good internet cyclist. I forget to set my Strava and never take pictures. Heck, I rarely stop to take in the sites. Yesterday though, I had an appointment that brought me back to the...
11-26-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 958
Posted By mr,grumpy

There is always a small chance that things are...

There is always a small chance that things are not what they appear to be, and I am typically very cognisant of that. You know who doesn't care about that small chance? The scrapper man. That dude...
11-25-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 958
Posted By mr,grumpy

I drive by that house 20 times a week. I did...

I drive by that house 20 times a week. I did indeed follow up even bring the bike back with me.
11-25-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 958
Posted By mr,grumpy

Let's not get too far ahead of ourselves! ...

Let's not get too far ahead of ourselves!

She needs a new drivetrain.
11-24-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,113
Posted By mr,grumpy

Tips or tricks for getting the old lock off of an old bike?

I'm sure that I'm not the first person to get an old bike with the cable lock dangling off the seat rails. ow do I get it off? I tried looking at Youtube and saw every thing from lockpicks to a kid...
11-24-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2,188
Views: 399,320
Posted By mr,grumpy

Mine. Too big for me but it's still cool. ...

Mine. Too big for me but it's still cool.
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11-24-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 958
Posted By mr,grumpy

Coming from you,Sir, "god home" is quite a...

Coming from you,Sir, "god home" is quite a compliment.
11-23-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 958
Posted By mr,grumpy

Positive vibes flowed back to me.

A couple weeks ago I was bummed out that the Trek 400 that my friend had entrusted to me was just too darned big for me. It was sad but I determined that I was going to give it another go just as...
11-20-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 197,061
Posted By mr,grumpy

I see seven people all saying "No, you go first"....

I see seven people all saying "No, you go first". Looks like a fun feature to ride. In daylight.
11-19-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By mr,grumpy

Thanks guys. I'm glad to know that my imagination...

Thanks guys. I'm glad to know that my imagination isn't playing tricks on me! I was OK in the 56-58 "range" thing but when my latest new-to-me turned out to be a 54 (by my measurements, not a...
11-19-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By mr,grumpy

A question about bike sizes.

The first "nice" road bike that I had as an adult was a 54cm Peugeot, vintage, PR series tat I hapened upon purely by chance. At the time I didn't re;I've that it was "too small" for me and that,...
11-18-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,108
Posted By mr,grumpy

Hogwash Nothing says "dependable employee" like...

Hogwash
Nothing says "dependable employee" like a stiff portfolio of crippling debt. If had had my way, my company would employ exclusively young, single dads with child support payments, student...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 18,051
Posted By mr,grumpy

I was just visiting NYCthis last weekend and...

I was just visiting NYCthis last weekend and ebikes are all over Brooklyn. And they don't look like the kind any one is "affording". Sketchy, shaky contraptions with giant aluminum batteries on them....
11-13-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,674
Posted By mr,grumpy

Well, yea. This is, after all, an Enthusiast's...

Well, yea. This is, after all, an Enthusiast's forum full of people who spend thousands of dollars on bikes. Of course, if you really spent $700 on a bike that lists for $649 then no wonder they...
11-05-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 910
Posted By mr,grumpy

Yep. Twins, other than the bar tape.

Yep. Twins, other than the bar tape.
11-05-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 910
Posted By mr,grumpy

1985 24inch 410. i think

1985 24inch 410.
i think
11-05-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 910
Posted By mr,grumpy

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11-05-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 910
Posted By mr,grumpy

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11-05-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 910
Posted By mr,grumpy

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11-05-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 910
Posted By mr,grumpy

This is her. Campy components, Chromo frame and...

This is her. Campy components, Chromo frame and stays.
11-04-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 910
Posted By mr,grumpy

In my un-profesional opinion and on my rather...

In my un-profesional opinion and on my rather short ride, I found the bar level really low and the handling super sharp. It's a little too big for me at 60cm (I like a 56/58 in old steel and 54/56 in...
11-04-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 910
Posted By mr,grumpy

Trek "400 Series":

pretty aggressive riding position, no?

Compared to my Tricross and Roubaix anyways.
Forum: Touring
12-16-18, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4,422
Views: 2,113,808
Posted By mr,grumpy

There's ... a lot going on here. It's an...

There's ... a lot going on here. It's an interesting set up to be sure. I LOVE the skateboard attachment.
11-13-18, 12:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,424
Posted By mr,grumpy

Git ‘er done Catman! Im back at the bike after a...

Git ‘er done Catman! Im back at the bike after a (mostly) summer off as well and not doing nearly as well as you are.
11-09-18, 06:48 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,469
Posted By mr,grumpy

There is literally an exit every two miles on...

There is literally an exit every two miles on that stretch of road and on most of it you can simply walk off into the woods and be in a residential area. I can only imagine how hard Mr. Christian had...
11-08-18, 11:03 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,062
Posted By mr,grumpy

The very act of riding a bicycle put you at odds...

The very act of riding a bicycle put you at odds with the majority of the people around you. It identifies you as some one outside of the "normal" and, as we all know, people are distrustful of...
11-05-18, 09:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,424
Posted By mr,grumpy

I'm throwing my hat into the ring hoping that it...

I'm throwing my hat into the ring hoping that it will make me more accountable to myself. I'm still recovering from a knee injury and one of the things that my Ortho guy really wants me doing is...
11-04-18, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1,437
Views: 102,817
Posted By mr,grumpy

Two Miles.

Two Miles.
11-04-18, 12:34 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 81,656
Posted By mr,grumpy

You my have invent the worlds first truely...

You my have invent the worlds first truely theft-proof bike!
11-04-18, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 774
Posted By mr,grumpy

This is the appeal to me. I would LOVE to cycle...

This is the appeal to me. I would LOVE to cycle to work but at 34 miles, if i were even fit enough to do so, it would take ME about three hours. After the I work 24 hours and then come home exhausted...
10-10-18, 11:12 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 17,869
Posted By mr,grumpy

This. A lot of other factors too, but mostly...

This. A lot of other factors too, but mostly this. When I was in my early 20s I thought that a "man" had to be 6 feet tall and weigh 200 pounds. I made the six foot pretty early on (5'11 and 3/4" but...
10-10-18, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,017
Posted By mr,grumpy

14MPH on gravel for 40 miles aint no joke. Strong...

14MPH on gravel for 40 miles aint no joke. Strong work!
04-30-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,277
Posted By mr,grumpy

The Trek FXs4 iS twitchy bike. "Responsive" is...

The Trek FXs4 iS twitchy bike. "Responsive" is how the marketing guys would phrase it. I was shocked at how noticeable it was, even as compared to my Roubaix. It's a fun bike to be sure and I really...
04-30-18, 06:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,718
Posted By mr,grumpy

I'm with these guys.

I'm with these guys.
Forum: Northeast
11-20-17, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8,611
Views: 976,586
Posted By mr,grumpy

Not long. Hillier than the "bike path" route. ...

Not long. Hillier than the "bike path" route.

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11-19-17, 08:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,295
Posted By mr,grumpy

You carry tools? On your bike? In case you break...

You carry tools? On your bike? In case you break down? In your basement?
Forum: Northeast
11-19-17, 12:02 AM
Replies: 8,611
Views: 976,586
Posted By mr,grumpy

Happy Birthday! The "new" bike is...

Happy Birthday! The "new" bike is stunning!
Forum: Northeast
11-17-17, 11:39 PM
Replies: 8,611
Views: 976,586
Posted By mr,grumpy

Jim, it is the Salisbury Rail Trail. It leads to...

Jim, it is the Salisbury Rail Trail. It leads to and from some other really nice trails and roadways. The view of the boats is what's at the end of this trail. It begins (roughly) at the end of the...
Forum: Northeast
11-17-17, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8,611
Views: 976,586
Posted By mr,grumpy

Took the tricross out for a spin, trying to get...

Took the tricross out for a spin, trying to get consistent with the miles. last longish ride for me was a week ago. It was super-windy then and it was super-windy today. Getting inspired by this...
Forum: Northeast
11-17-17, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8,611
Views: 976,586
Posted By mr,grumpy

Bruce Feman is one of "mine" too. Its really nice...

Bruce Feman is one of "mine" too. Its really nice and I have heard that the "extension" is rideable now, if not yet "official".
11-17-17, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 906
Posted By mr,grumpy

Should I put a carbon bike on a trainer?

I know this forum is about getting out and "doing it" but realistily, if I want to even pretend that I am attempting to keep with the program this winter I will ahve to use the trainer too. I was...
Forum: Northeast
11-15-17, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8,611
Views: 976,586
Posted By mr,grumpy

Now we're talking! Those are some places near and...

Now we're talking! Those are some places near and dear to my heart and on my to-do list. I'm particularly familiar with the Newburyport and Methuen and Rockingham stuff. There is also a nice RT that...
11-15-17, 04:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,925
Posted By mr,grumpy

An actual bike shop, with actual people in it,...

An actual bike shop, with actual people in it, that actually provides service and comunity support is an invaluable resource. I will ALWAYS try to support the LBS first if I can (and no, sorry, REI...
11-14-17, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 982
Posted By mr,grumpy

I always "miss" the second foot clip and have to...

I always "miss" the second foot clip and have to try to peddle it with just the shoe sole for half a rotation and my foot inevitable slips off and smashes off of something. Starting on any sort of an...
11-14-17, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,854
Posted By mr,grumpy

Is the cure to "Doping" old age?

I have been watching a lot of YouTube videos lately about doping at the highest levels of cycling. It's funny. The older interviews with the cyclist who were "all doing it" from 5-10 years ago all...
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