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01-22-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 345
Posted By rseeker

How long is your commute? I ride in cold...

How long is your commute?

I ride in cold weather. The lowest so far is 9F, but that was just one time. Any temp below 25F starts to feel serious.

To keep your face from hurting, you could try...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 183
Posted By rseeker

Good-looking and unique, that must have been fun...

Good-looking and unique, that must have been fun to build up.

Can I put in a request to see the drive side please?
Forum: Foo
01-21-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 426
Posted By rseeker

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Hey! Check out Mr. Business Man!
01-17-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,553
Posted By rseeker

I think Swany Toaster does that. I have any old...

I think Swany Toaster does that. I have any old pair that are still going. I don't usually need to vent heat, although they would do that. I just like em cuz they are nice for using your fingers...
Forum: Foo
01-17-20, 01:14 AM
Replies: 2,220
Views: 116,826
Posted By rseeker

Go ahead, do your worst. Just keep in mind,...

Go ahead, do your worst.

Just keep in mind, I can like all your posts and there's nothing you can do about *that*.
Forum: Foo
01-16-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2,220
Views: 116,826
Posted By rseeker

Donnie Iris - Ah Leah ...

Donnie Iris - Ah Leah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YH5Arbm47IQ
Forum: Foo
01-16-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2,220
Views: 116,826
Posted By rseeker

Is there a penalty for posting early-80s music,...

Is there a penalty for posting early-80s music, if it could have fit into the 70s?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,974
Posted By rseeker

Cyclist or on-coming locomotive? It's hard to...

Cyclist or on-coming locomotive? It's hard to tell. I like that light.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,974
Posted By rseeker

Yes, this exactly. To the OP: I'm a hard yes...

Yes, this exactly.

To the OP: I'm a hard yes on night riding, it really is my preference.

For lighting:
- one handlebar front light
- one seatpost rear light
- on top of helmet, two...
01-15-20, 04:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By rseeker

Like cb400bill said, welcome to the club. ...

Like cb400bill said, welcome to the club.

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01-14-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 24,892
Views: 2,380,429
Posted By rseeker

Yeah, thanks. It's not my dog, and the owner is...

Yeah, thanks. It's not my dog, and the owner is required to keep them in the yard.
01-14-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 24,892
Views: 2,380,429
Posted By rseeker

Welp, as predicted, one of the dogs at the...

Welp, as predicted, one of the dogs at the two-dog gauntlet got hit while he was chasing me yesterday morning. (That day it was actually a three-dog gauntlet, apparently there's a new doggy friend at...
01-13-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By rseeker

It doesn't get cold enough here for animal rides....

It doesn't get cold enough here for animal rides. :(

The first subfreezing ride of each year feels kind of gripping but then you adapt over a few days and you're like "meh".

I have a new...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,021
Posted By rseeker

About peeing, yes it's completely insane, but...

About peeing, yes it's completely insane, but somewhere in my memory bank I have the idea that you can go from peeing to indecent exposure to being on the sex offender registry. Maybe it depends on...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 897
Posted By rseeker

Great write-up, great pictures, great ride. Well...

Great write-up, great pictures, great ride. Well done, fellow bike addict!

The first time I ventured outside the neighborhood I felt like I was getting ready for an imagined first carrier launch,...
Forum: Introductions
01-13-20, 03:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By rseeker

Welcome to the forum! It's a great community,...

Welcome to the forum! It's a great community, glad you're here.
01-13-20, 02:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,335
Posted By rseeker

That's terrible. So sorry to hear this, jppe.

That's terrible. So sorry to hear this, jppe.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 02:42 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,021
Posted By rseeker

I've been honked at and chased on a private road...

I've been honked at and chased on a private road but they gave it up when instead of stopping I sped up. Possibly because I could dodge potholes and they couldn't.

I pee outside all the time.

I...
01-11-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 517
Posted By rseeker

Same here. I think that makes very good sense.

Same here. I think that makes very good sense.
01-11-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 24,892
Views: 2,380,429
Posted By rseeker

Yesterday, my fourth day riding in a row, feeling...

Yesterday, my fourth day riding in a row, feeling distinctly worn, started as a low-intensity ride to the greenway. 15mph+ headwinds, PR not set. Stretching under the shelter by the greenway, I heard...
Forum: Foo
01-10-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 395
Posted By rseeker

Oh that hurts. Rush was my first big concert...

Oh that hurts. Rush was my first big concert (Moving Pictures) and they've been with me ever since.

I read the now-aptly-titled Ghost Rider which starts out with Neil losing his daughter and wife...
01-09-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By rseeker

That's really great to hear, way to go. :thumb:

That's really great to hear, way to go. :thumb:
01-09-20, 04:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,046
Posted By rseeker

Good pictures and lots of em, that's great. ...

Good pictures and lots of em, that's great.

I might be wrong .. are those tension pulley teeth as worn as they seem to me? I haven't seen one looking like that before.
01-08-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By rseeker

Seems to me like you're doing a great job selling...

Seems to me like you're doing a great job selling for him. I'm sold! (Or would be if I needed a bike right now.)
01-08-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 24,892
Views: 2,380,429
Posted By rseeker

This morning, predawn into dawn, 16.4 miles at...

This morning, predawn into dawn, 16.4 miles at 29F. Testing new gloves trying to find something both waterproof and warm, but these aren't doing the job. I switched back to my hydrophilic old ski...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,713
Posted By rseeker

I feel the same way. I feel safer at night, and...

I feel the same way. I feel safer at night, and most of my rides are at night, usually three times a week.

The car-commuter mindset is not conducive to safety, but that's true whether it's light...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-20, 12:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 629
Posted By rseeker

Welcome to the forums. :)

Welcome to the forums. :)
01-05-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24,892
Views: 2,380,429
Posted By rseeker

Yes, finally, after Ten Days of Torpor. The bike...

Yes, finally, after Ten Days of Torpor. The bike is now framesavered and reassembled. I also replaced the rear shifter cable and gave the RD a good cleaning; I suspect I picked up some oily gunk back...
01-04-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,025
Posted By rseeker

I have a red one from my lost and lamented...

I have a red one from my lost and lamented late-80s Le Mans RS. I wrap it around my stem like a REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT aircraft tag to remind me that the helmet light batteries are in the charger.
01-03-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 799
Posted By rseeker

So, progress. That's cool, you're doing the...

So, progress. That's cool, you're doing the right things then. :)
01-02-20, 03:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By rseeker

Have a look at the Park Tool CWP-7 and see if...

Have a look at the Park Tool CWP-7 and see if that'll do for you.

https://www.amazon.com/Park-Tool-Compact-Crank-Puller/dp/B0028YUZSS
Forum: Foo
01-02-20, 02:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 622
Posted By rseeker

Yes!:roflmao2: (Actually, diet Coke drinker...

Yes!:roflmao2:

(Actually, diet Coke drinker here. For the reason stated above.)
01-02-20, 01:44 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 87,073
Posted By rseeker

Oh that's superhot. Great looking bike. I...

Oh that's superhot. Great looking bike.

I can't tell, how are you powering the front light?
12-31-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By rseeker

Maybe I'm overlooking it but I don't see, what...

Maybe I'm overlooking it but I don't see, what was the actual bonding process? Something with glue/epoxy, or maybe electrically-stimulated metal bonding?
12-30-19, 11:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 707
Posted By rseeker

Trying to block a camera is not to the ranger's...

Trying to block a camera is not to the ranger's credit. Goes to state of mind.
12-29-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,031
Posted By rseeker

The "end" is unlikely, if you mean the end of the...

The "end" is unlikely, if you mean the end of the human race or of our civilization. But how crazy is it we've gotten ourselves into a situation where we have to seriously ask, does this mean the...
12-28-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 24,892
Views: 2,380,429
Posted By rseeker

No riding for the time being. The bike is...

No riding for the time being. The bike is disassembled and full of framesaver (WD-40 Specialist Long-term Corrosion Inhibitor) with all the openings stopped up.
12-27-19, 02:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By rseeker

Sounds good, I'll take that advice, thank you. ...

Sounds good, I'll take that advice, thank you.

I removed the RD and looked it over. The spring seems to be intact and in place. I don't see anything wrong, although I don't think I could tell if...
12-26-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By rseeker

Replace 1994-ish Shimano Alivio 7-Speed RD

I think the tension spring (the one that pulls against cable tension, pulling toward the small cog) is borked. I don't have it off the bike yet but that seems to be what's happening. I don't see a...
12-26-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,945
Posted By rseeker

I have un-stickers on mine: I covered up the...

I have un-stickers on mine: I covered up the factory decals to protect them and sort of gesture at stealthing the bike. It says Trek 730 under there. I used pieces cut out of a thick garbage bag...
12-26-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 981
Posted By rseeker

When I was shopping last time (I'm not now) I...

When I was shopping last time (I'm not now) I wanted a 90s steel hybrid and the Crisscross was on the list. I'd think about hanging onto it.
12-26-19, 01:31 AM
Replies: 24,892
Views: 2,380,429
Posted By rseeker

Almost 70F here today at the start of winter. ...

Almost 70F here today at the start of winter. This evening, sunset into full dark, 28.6 miles. I explored a new route up into coyote land -- yes I heard them -- and ended up on a two-lane 55mph...
12-22-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 24,892
Views: 2,380,429
Posted By rseeker

The only reason it wasn't arguing is because I...

The only reason it wasn't arguing is because I let him do all the talking. If there'd been an opening I would have taken it, but he wasn't interested in listening. It'll take animal control and/or...
12-22-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 24,892
Views: 2,380,429
Posted By rseeker

I had a negative dog experience my last ride...

I had a negative dog experience my last ride through the two-dog gauntlet and I've started engaging with one of the owners.
12-22-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 11,033
Posted By rseeker

IMO riding in traffic sucks hard. Not riding at...

IMO riding in traffic sucks hard. Not riding at all sucks worse. But that's just me, and I support and respect your decision whatever it is. I think being a good husband and father who is there...
12-20-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 24,892
Views: 2,380,429
Posted By rseeker

I just like being in motion. :) And I like the...

I just like being in motion. :) And I like the challenge. Which is not always to my benefit. :\ But I'm planning to get more rear lights and a big safety triangle for my pack.

Anyway, almost...
12-20-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 28,768
Posted By rseeker

You lucky dog. I saw some videos of it in snow...

You lucky dog. I saw some videos of it in snow on the way north from Denver. What a sight! Glad you got to see it in person.

I thought I might catch it on its tour but I didn't make the time. ...
Forum: Foo
12-19-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 943
Posted By rseeker

Yeah but you've seen how we're doing with that on...

Yeah but you've seen how we're doing with that on Earth ...
12-19-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,638
Posted By rseeker

Sounds great, I'll try that. Thank you both.

Sounds great, I'll try that. Thank you both.
12-19-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,638
Posted By rseeker

I don't commute, but now I'm wondering how often...

I don't commute, but now I'm wondering how often people come out in the morning before riding to work, only to find a slow leak did them in overnight.

After my last ride everything seemed fine,...
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