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07-14-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 44
Posted By FiftySix

I looked around, seems like finding a 27T is...

I looked around, seems like finding a 27T is indeed difficult.

"Nexus and Alfine hubs use the same 3-spline sprockets as other internal gear hubs from Sturmey-Archer and SRAM/Sachs, also used on...
07-14-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 819
Posted By FiftySix

Good feed back. Seems like a coaster brake with a...

Good feed back. Seems like a coaster brake with a kick back hub wouldn't be my choice either.

Maybe use a kickback hub, but without coaster brake? Use rim brakes instead? Or, just a front rim...
07-13-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,260
Posted By FiftySix

Sort of self fixing. That's good to know. :thumb:

Sort of self fixing. That's good to know. :thumb:
07-13-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,260
Posted By FiftySix

Right, my motorcycles had that, too. But under...

Right, my motorcycles had that, too. But under the bladder-gasket was always a bit of air. I just never got around to hanging my 240 lb. to 540 lb. motorcycles from the ceiling to check out this...
07-13-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,260
Posted By FiftySix

So, the reservoirs are air free? I could hang a...

So, the reservoirs are air free? I could hang a disc brake bike upside down for a long period of time and not have air migrate into the calipers?
07-13-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,260
Posted By FiftySix

I wonder how it's implemented?

I wonder how it's implemented?
Forum: Foo
07-13-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 478
Posted By FiftySix

Aww man, no static or weak signal? :lol:

Aww man, no static or weak signal? :lol:
Forum: Foo
07-13-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 478
Posted By FiftySix

I got this little shortwave radio that can pick...

I got this little shortwave radio that can pick up some interesting stuff when I have the patience to do it. Too bad the BBC doesn't do shortwave anymore, but I can still pick up Radio Havana. Oh...
Forum: Foo
07-13-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8,836
Views: 949,345
Posted By FiftySix

That was actually so badass, until the Hollywood...

That was actually so badass, until the Hollywood breakaway railing was found.
Forum: Foo
07-13-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By FiftySix

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
07-13-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,015
Posted By FiftySix

Fun? That was an adventure! :speedy:

Fun? That was an adventure!

:speedy:
07-13-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By FiftySix

The bar to obtaining a drivers license in the USA...

The bar to obtaining a drivers license in the USA is extremely low. All a drivers test here proves is that you can drive for a couple miles at 30 to 40 miles per hour and you can parallel park at...
07-13-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,260
Posted By FiftySix

You know, I figured I was late to the news...

You know, I figured I was late to the news announcement. :)
07-13-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,260
Posted By FiftySix

Next thing you know ABS will be added to...

Next thing you know ABS will be added to hydraulic disc brakes. I'm no weight weenie, but that ought to add some weight.
07-13-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,260
Posted By FiftySix

Because that design works well even in the 21st...

Because that design works well even in the 21st century. Disregarding the rim brake argument, coaster brakes are still a thing in many 1-speed and 3-speed adult sized bikes. Not sure if that brake...
Forum: Foo
07-12-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By FiftySix

Coming from Patrick, that is harsh. :twitchy: ...

Coming from Patrick, that is harsh. :twitchy:




(Holy crap, I knew his name. Having kids is why, I tell ya!)
Forum: Foo
07-12-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 220
Posted By FiftySix

Yep, that's what many veterinarians do when...

Yep, that's what many veterinarians do when weighing pets.

Or, use a bathroom scale with some wood (or book, or magazines, or . . . ) the same height of the scale, and set it all on level ground....
Forum: Foo
07-12-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8,836
Views: 949,345
Posted By FiftySix

That's one of those ass kickin' pranks. "You...

That's one of those ass kickin' pranks. "You prank me like that and I kick your ass." :lol:
07-12-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,260
Posted By FiftySix

Ah yes, the ol' pitch of buy a higher end model...

Ah yes, the ol' pitch of buy a higher end model of (fill in the blank) and you'll have a higher resale value.

I sure would hope that a bike that was purchased for $1000 would sell for more than a...
07-11-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 344
Posted By FiftySix

Do bike shops offer spin balancing for bicycle...

Do bike shops offer spin balancing for bicycle wheels?
Forum: Foo
07-11-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8,836
Views: 949,345
Posted By FiftySix

Takes a lot of practice to make that look so...

Takes a lot of practice to make that look so effortless.

:bike2:
07-11-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,947
Posted By FiftySix

Yeah, in my business we were told early on not to...

Yeah, in my business we were told early on not to do that in front of customers. Save it for co-workers or face to face with your competitors. Not good to do at a trade show either as I've seen the...
07-11-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,429
Posted By FiftySix

I gotta admit, I'm becoming disillusioned with my...

I gotta admit, I'm becoming disillusioned with my use of my last can of Motul motorcycle chain lube on my bicycles. It's great when first put on and for several rides after that, but it becomes...
07-11-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,260
Posted By FiftySix

Since I repair machines for a living, my least...

Since I repair machines for a living, my least favorite thing to do is repair machines on my time off. Due to that, I'm the complete opposite and research products that have simple, infrequent...
07-10-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 369,283
Posted By FiftySix

Dragon Boat Paddling. Never heard of that until...

Dragon Boat Paddling. Never heard of that until now. Looked it up, too cool. :thumb:
07-10-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,260
Posted By FiftySix

Another thought. If a spoke breaks and your wheel...

Another thought. If a spoke breaks and your wheel goes out of true, it would seem that a disc brake wouldn't be affected by this situation. While with a rim brake you might have to back off the...
07-10-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,260
Posted By FiftySix

Personally, the only reason I would want discs is...

Personally, the only reason I would want discs is so the wheel rims don't get worn out. It seems like I'm wiping down rims fairly often to clean the rim eating grit off of them.
07-10-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 819
Posted By FiftySix

I'm looking forward to how this turns out for...

I'm looking forward to how this turns out for you, jack pot

I bought a SRAM Automatix 2-speed hub in the summer of 2019 intending to build a wheel for my 1-speed bike that I bought only a couple...
07-10-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 722
Posted By FiftySix

Sounds about right. ...

Sounds about right.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/400x604/big_beer_454d4b347869b7179a35b09bf550a300bca9757a.jpg
07-10-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 722
Posted By FiftySix

I've done that type of test as well on many...

I've done that type of test as well on many occasions to consider purchasing a bike with a different set up of gears. Somehow it didn't translate fully to really riding a single speed.

All I can...
07-10-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 722
Posted By FiftySix

55 years old here. Got my first single speed...

55 years old here. Got my first single speed since I was a kid last summer. Sure it isn't a MTB or a fixie/track bike, but a diamond frame adult sized city cruiser with 700x42 tires and 66 gear...
07-10-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2,606
Views: 267,161
Posted By FiftySix

I went Time Traveling again last night. This time...

I went Time Traveling again last night. This time the year was 1932 with the movie's premise starting over a decade prior to that.

The movie is I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang...
07-09-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By FiftySix

Excellent! Congrats to your daughter and the...

Excellent! Congrats to your daughter and the find. :thumb:
07-08-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,188
Posted By FiftySix

That would be a professional of some sort, and I...

That would be a professional of some sort, and I don't think the people that deliver pizzas on bicycles for a living would be considered professional cyclists even if they are competing for employee...
07-08-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 571
Posted By FiftySix

Everyone? 700x42 Panaracer Tours. Which are...

Everyone? 700x42 Panaracer Tours. Which are practically offroad tires in comparison. :o
07-07-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By FiftySix

BTW, I really like that green "Schwinn". It's too...

BTW, I really like that green "Schwinn". It's too bad it's just a special run, though. I'd like to see Detroit Bikes offer their own version of it.
07-07-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 960
Posted By FiftySix

Of course. Kingwood, which is part of Houston...

Of course. Kingwood, which is part of Houston (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingwood,_Houston#Government_and_infrastructure), is virtually an extension of Louisiana. I know Texans in other parts of...
07-07-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,677
Posted By FiftySix

:lol: True, it is real rust. It looks like the...

:lol: True, it is real rust. It looks like the owners of these projects are spraying over the rust with a clear coat. Probably matte finish.
07-07-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,022
Posted By FiftySix

From my viewpoint, the most versatile bike and...

From my viewpoint, the most versatile bike and the bike if I could have only one are really two different things.

Out of the two bikes I currently have, the most versatile of the two unfortunately...
07-07-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,080
Posted By FiftySix

Okay, I have to laugh at myself for writing that....

Okay, I have to laugh at myself for writing that. :roflmao2:
07-07-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By FiftySix

Chrome Moly frame and hi-ten fork . . . ...

Chrome Moly frame and hi-ten fork . . .

Yeah, like my aluminum framed Norco with its steel fork. Must be a common thing to do.

Plus, how about those bikes for sale with only a chrome moly...
07-07-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By FiftySix

Ya should've bought the Target bike and flipped...

Ya should've bought the Target bike and flipped it. Link to flipper...
07-07-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By FiftySix

$43 kit...

$43 kit (https://www.amazon.com/Modern-Masters-Metal-Effects-Activator/dp/B00NKND7J0/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=faux+rust+paint&qid=1594132653&sr=8-6). Includes iron paint and rust activator. :o
07-07-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,188
Posted By FiftySix

I've seen that sort of appeal at every forum or...

I've seen that sort of appeal at every forum or message board I've ever been a part of over the last 20+ years. Not that the sentiment isn't worthy. But no matter what the hobby, sport, or subject...
07-07-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2,606
Views: 267,161
Posted By FiftySix

I remember that movie. I kept waiting for me to...

I remember that movie. I kept waiting for me to like it, but I never did. Seemed like a waste of talent.
07-07-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,080
Posted By FiftySix

I'm no expert and I've yet to build a wheel, but...

I'm no expert and I've yet to build a wheel, but replacing a busted spoke isn't too hard. You do have to get the right length of spoke and I recommend at the very least having a long metric ruler to...
07-07-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 1,123
Views: 353,551
Posted By FiftySix

Very nice. There are several bikes in this thread...

Very nice. There are several bikes in this thread that are similar. Of course that wouldn't be called a beach cruiser, and thanks to the black paint it resembles a classic roadster, but as long as...
07-07-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,677
Posted By FiftySix

Hmmm. Looks like this is still worth stealing,...

Hmmm. Looks like this is still worth stealing, but . . .

S-Works by Rust Venge (http://www.unucycling.com/s-works-by-rust-venge/)

https://www.amazon.com/faux-rust-paint/s?k=faux+rust+paint
07-07-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,677
Posted By FiftySix

If only that bike was steel, then you could give...

If only that bike was steel, then you could give it a rusty finish.

https://youtu.be/eKUxpdFJ2jo

Or just try something like this

https://youtu.be/R2QzusbKlGM
07-06-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2,606
Views: 267,161
Posted By FiftySix

Last night was Time Travel night. Specifically, I...

Last night was Time Travel night. Specifically, I traveled back to 1946 and watched Deadline at Dawn (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deadline_at_Dawn).

An above average and entertaining film noir...
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