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04-13-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,965
Posted By friday1970

I just wish everyone would think this. Usually,...

I just wish everyone would think this. Usually, it's the opposite. "Don't build a wall". they screamed. Then when it's their turn...."Let's build a wall!". And the sheep cheered.
No different from...
04-12-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,965
Posted By friday1970

Despite the fact that I truly believe Buttigieg...

Despite the fact that I truly believe Buttigieg staged a photo op despite Snopes's claim (Grouch Marx's 'Who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes" works here), I am interested in what he has...
04-08-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 451
Posted By friday1970

I use citrous degreaser and an older water...

I use citrous degreaser and an older water bottle. Fill the water bottle about halfway with degreaser. I drop the chain in, shake it around. Let it set for a few hours, And repeat till 24 hours have...
04-07-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 383
Posted By friday1970

I remember my father buying me a varsity as a...

I remember my father buying me a varsity as a teen. I rode it quite a lot until I bought my Peugeot PGN10 at aged 17. I think I traded it in as part of the purchase. The varsity was heavy and much...
04-06-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 843
Posted By friday1970

Garden hose and a brass jet nozzle. This gets...

Garden hose and a brass jet nozzle. This gets most of the dirt off the bike. Old T-Shirt and windex if I want the bike to be really clean for something like a vintage bike meetup. Wait for stuff to...
03-26-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 589
Posted By friday1970

I had the same issue. Carbon seatpost, shim'd to...

I had the same issue. Carbon seatpost, shim'd to a larger seat tube. Kept slipping. I didn't want to overtorque it and crack the tube. I tried carbon fiber grease. This helped a little. But Michigan...
03-25-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4,964
Views: 3,488,354
Posted By friday1970

Powdercoated. Jeep Refuge Green color. I bought...

Powdercoated. Jeep Refuge Green color. I bought the bike with the original cream/brown paint scheme for $30. A quite a bit rusty and scratched up. The bike was a mess. New paint, new components,...
03-25-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4,964
Views: 3,488,354
Posted By friday1970

My vintage MTB to drop bar conversion....

My vintage MTB to drop bar conversion. Eventually, I'd like to buy a true modern gravel bike, Not in the cards right now....
03-25-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By friday1970

Garbage bike for most of us snobs. But if you're...

Garbage bike for most of us snobs. But if you're in a pinch and absolutely cannot wait or get one soon, DONT get it. $300 is too much.
03-22-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,160
Posted By friday1970

Mirrors. I wear them religiously. I see a car...

Mirrors.
I wear them religiously. I see a car coming up behind me much earlier than when I hear it. and I follow it until I know that it has moved over for me. If not, and I've had to do this, dash...
03-19-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,738
Posted By friday1970

I use wired headphones, though I can here the...

I use wired headphones, though I can here the noise of the wire bumping into my sides from the wind.
When I ride with headphones is determined by the amount of traffic. Very lightly trafficked...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,570
Posted By friday1970

Wow! Just...wow! I checked the analysis to see...

Wow! Just...wow!
I checked the analysis to see about breaks. She hardly took any. Basically, 2.5 times more than my longest day ever.
03-15-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By friday1970

I guess I will post what I did to fix this. A...

I guess I will post what I did to fix this.
A buddy and I had a few beers and said "Heck, it's already bad, might as well take it apart".
Simply slide a small flat head under the black plastic...
03-11-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By friday1970

Parktool PFP-8 needle came undone

Somehow, I managed to dislodge the pressure indicator needle in my PFP-8 pump. It's there, flopping around inside the glass, like the hands of a clock removed from the center. The pump works, I just...
03-11-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,733
Posted By friday1970

I saw that as well. When I went from a 1980's...

I saw that as well.
When I went from a 1980's Reynolds 501 frame to a 2014 stiffer aluminum frame, I definitely felt I was applying more power to the rear tire with nearly the same gearing. I feel...
03-11-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,733
Posted By friday1970

I haven't read through most of the posts. But...

I haven't read through most of the posts. But what caught my eye was 10K hills and steep passes. In the case of a newer bike, if the bike was aluminum or a good stiff carbon frame, less torque/power...
03-11-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,228
Posted By friday1970

Ran over a Biden/Harris sign just off an MUP...

Ran over a Biden/Harris sign just off an MUP trail while being distracted looking at my GPS. A couple saw me as I flipped over. Would have made a great "instant karma" video had anyone been recording
Forum: Great Lakes
03-09-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By friday1970

Yes. A ton! So many people walking/cycling along...

Yes. A ton! So many people walking/cycling along the trails near the Lunken airport. Even more along the Little Miami Trail. At one point, I was getting worried that I would not be able to find a...
03-04-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,916
Posted By friday1970

Based on my knowledge of it, Audax and...

Based on my knowledge of it, Audax and Randonnuering can be two different styles of rides. It's beem explained to me that Audax events are where riders ride as a group. Randonnuering is group or self...
03-01-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,916
Posted By friday1970

I ride mostly solo, probably 95%. More for...

I ride mostly solo, probably 95%.
More for selfish reason. I can ride out from home or drive to my starting point, etc, at my own choosing and time. My path can be where my mind takes me. My own...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-28-21, 12:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By friday1970

I get to answer my own question. The answer...

I get to answer my own question. The answer is....GREAT! No snow, little if any wet trails/roads. Had a great time today in Cincinnati. After the ride, ate supper at Rhinegeist. In all, a great day!
02-26-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,643
Posted By friday1970

Darn, a bit late to the thread. I have a Bryton...

Darn, a bit late to the thread. I have a Bryton Ryder 420. Great alternative to the more expensive GPS products. But the main reason I bought it was the battery life. About 30hrs if you're not using...
02-25-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By friday1970

Both 1985 PGN10's I've owned over the years both...

Both 1985 PGN10's I've owned over the years both had British threading. At one time, my first PGN10 has modern components, such as Microshfft Arsis groupset, Shimano 105 crankset, and a decent...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-24-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By friday1970

How are the trails near Cincinnati?

I was thinking about heading down to the Cincinnati area from near Ann Arbor this weekend to ride in somewhat warmer temps than up here near A2. Are the trails clear of snow? I plan to ride from the...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,447
Posted By friday1970

I can imagine that to be just an incredible bike...

I can imagine that to be just an incredible bike ride. I've driven from CO Springs to Bueno Vista and then onto Leadville about 10 years back with my family to came near Mt Elbert. The views were jaw...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-09-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,513
Posted By friday1970

Once you get to Petoski, there is always our...

Once you get to Petoski, there is always our routes with use for our Brevets.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26937713
There is a 2 mile, miserable, sandy stretch. But the rest is OK.
02-05-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,915
Posted By friday1970

With hot humid summers, I'd be worry about...

With hot humid summers, I'd be worry about slipping my hands off when not riding on the hoods. Granted, my gloves might probably prevent this. But after learning my lesson on a different bike, I'm...
01-26-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,715
Posted By friday1970

Part one of my thoughts. I'm an young one here...

Part one of my thoughts.
I'm an young one here on this forum, having turned 50 just last September.
I rode a bit in my teens, felt great then. Really skinny then too
Joined USMC after HS at age...
01-26-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,149
Posted By friday1970

What got me into cycling? Well, if you wanna go...

What got me into cycling?
Well, if you wanna go back to the beginning, I'd say I got into cycling at age 5-6, simply to explore my neighborhood and visit friends
As I got older, reached end of the...
01-14-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,550
Posted By friday1970

I should have been more specific. It more about...

I should have been more specific. It more about losing energy up a hill than anything drivetrain related. It makes more time to shift a gear while pedaling up a hill with DT shifters, at least for me...
01-14-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,550
Posted By friday1970

Not hard at all. It's also nice to line up the RD...

Not hard at all. It's also nice to line up the RD perfectly with older DT shifters. You cannot fine tune a shift up/down with STI's like you can with DTs.
The only bad part is making sure you shift...
01-14-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 780
Posted By friday1970

If you use a mag/fluid turbo trainer and want to...

If you use a mag/fluid turbo trainer and want to use your normal "in season" bike, I would suggest buying a trainer tire so you're not wearing out any rear tires with some good tread still left on...
12-19-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,575
Posted By friday1970

Wear something that doesn't make you sweat....

Wear something that doesn't make you sweat. Easier said than done. But if you're wet, you're gonna get cold. A fellow randonneur likes to wear plastic bags over his feet to keep them warm too.
Then...
12-01-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,793
Posted By friday1970

While not today (actually 2 days ago), I was on...

While not today (actually 2 days ago), I was on my recumbent going East from Mason Michigan on M36, right at the hilly section. For a few seconds, I swore it smelled and felt like the summit of Mt...
11-28-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,980
Posted By friday1970

My 1983 Trek 620, rescued from an LBS. It was...

My 1983 Trek 620, rescued from an LBS. It was needing too much work to turn a profit. They were also moving to a new building, So they were going to send the entire thing to the dumpster. When I...
11-23-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,580
Posted By friday1970

Two bikes for faster, shorter rides Three bikes...

Two bikes for faster, shorter rides
Three bikes for longer 200 and 300k rides (one with larger tires for more rides with more gravel, the others for rides mainly on pavement)
1 MTB bike
1 gravel...
11-22-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,168
Posted By friday1970

My first '85 Peugeot PGN10. Pic taken at Island...

My first '85 Peugeot PGN10. Pic taken at Island Lake Recreation Area, near Brighton Michigan.
...
11-20-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,625
Posted By friday1970

After 30 years, I gave away a Peugeot PGN10. I...

After 30 years, I gave away a Peugeot PGN10. I had to. I foolishly bought this larger bike at age 17, and tried to make it work for 30 years. It got harder as I got older. I was teared up as I gave...
11-18-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,608
Posted By friday1970

Bad day of work? A good ride brings up my mood....

Bad day of work? A good ride brings up my mood. Better than sex.
Well, maybe not. But almost as good
11-13-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,150
Posted By friday1970

It's a good motivator for me on my longer rides....

It's a good motivator for me on my longer rides. If my route hits either a near empty MUP or some country roads with little to no traffic, once I put in my earbuds, it's better than a good cup of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2,676
Views: 440,462
Posted By friday1970

This thread is exactly why I ride. I love nothing...

This thread is exactly why I ride. I love nothing more than the open road on a bike. It heals the soul, and clears the mind.
This is Southeast Michigan, not known for many vantage points to view...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,242
Posted By friday1970

I see Denalis pop up on CL and FB MP every now...

I see Denalis pop up on CL and FB MP every now and then. I know they are really cheap Walmart road bikes. But I've always wondered how they would be if someone were to strip one down and have it...
11-09-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,212
Posted By friday1970

Does cycling make me a better driver? Probably...

Does cycling make me a better driver?
Probably not. If anything, because I think cycling helps slow the age game (or, at least, feels like it), I'm probably more alert and feel better because of...
11-09-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,150
Posted By friday1970

I am familiar with Baby Metal, but I'll have to...

I am familiar with Baby Metal, but I'll have to check out the others you've mentioned.
Also check out Dreamcatcher out of Korea. Though I consider them still part of KPop, they do have a distinct,...
11-06-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 827
Posted By friday1970

I've got 4 bikes with Microshift brifters (one...

I've got 4 bikes with Microshift brifters (one using R7's, two with R8's, and one with an older Arsis 10 speed).
I've yet to have any failures on all 4 of these bikes. As long as the chain and...
11-04-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,150
Posted By friday1970

To be young and naive again. On a bike while...

To be young and naive again.
On a bike while riding an MUP, you gotta have some rear view mirror thing going on.
11-04-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,637
Posted By friday1970

If you have a problem with make eye contact with...

If you have a problem with make eye contact with other people, have no fear. When you are cycling on a path and you have other cyclists passing you in the opposite direction, wear sunglasses. No one...
11-04-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,150
Posted By friday1970

Cycling influences your tastes in music?

Being a teen in the 80's, I loved good heavy metal. Stuff like Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, etc. And then into the 90 with more metal, stuff like Soundgarden, Pantera. And then into the early...
11-04-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,786
Posted By friday1970

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x720/abs_d067953c0e457c478d6c444a41df0c9c5cdd105e.png
11-03-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 990
Posted By friday1970

I bought this LitePro crankset off AliExpress. ...

I bought this LitePro crankset off AliExpress.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32792720560.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.2be24c4djbSsgu
Very light and stiff. The only issue I've had with it was how...
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