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07-16-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 116
Posted By FiftySix

Back in my motorcycle days, I'd fix seat tears...

Back in my motorcycle days, I'd fix seat tears using a curved carpet needle to sew it up, and then seal the sewed up area with black silicone sealant/glue. You could forgo the silicone if you didn't...
07-16-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 197
Posted By FiftySix

Good eye.

Good eye.
07-16-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 990
Posted By FiftySix

Considering the article is written by a law...

Considering the article is written by a law professor and he mentions laws favoring automobiles, I'd say you are correct.

The automobile has been let loose upon society and society as a whole...
07-15-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By FiftySix

Around here, there is a minimum speed limit for...

Around here, there is a minimum speed limit for freeways and interstate highways. Typically 40 mph (65 kph).

That pretty much eliminates the possibility of pedal power on those roadways here.

I...
07-14-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 314
Posted By FiftySix

#1...

#1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) . That Electra Fat Tire looks like a really fun ride. :)

#2...
Forum: Foo
07-13-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7,959
Views: 703,378
Posted By FiftySix

Super tacky tire ruins mad skills attempt. :D

Super tacky tire ruins mad skills attempt. :D
Forum: Foo
07-11-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9,937
Views: 2,002,525
Posted By FiftySix

If only she was wearing an aero helmet to offset...

If only she was wearing an aero helmet to offset the drag of the TV. :twitchy:
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 979
Posted By FiftySix

Thankfully, they didn't crap all over a BMW. ...

Thankfully, they didn't crap all over a BMW.


:innocent:
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 979
Posted By FiftySix

Glad it wasn't my car. BMWStephen has got some...

Glad it wasn't my car. BMWStephen has got some cleaning to do. :D
07-10-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 958
Posted By FiftySix

For the sake of discussion, what should police in...

For the sake of discussion, what should police in a vehicle do when trying to pull over a cyclist that won't stop?

It's not like the cop can hop out of the vehicle and pursue on foot to make an...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,326
Posted By FiftySix

Dang. Lost my post in a glitch. I'm kinda...

Dang. Lost my post in a glitch.

I'm kinda hoping to find a bike with a set of 36H wheels already on it. Something like the SE Bikes Lager has 36s on it, per their specs. Most everything else I...
07-07-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By FiftySix

Nice ride. :thumb: Where'd you mount the...

Nice ride. :thumb:

Where'd you mount the vacuum pump that keeps that coffee bag on that rear rack? :foo:
Forum: Foo
07-07-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 740
Posted By FiftySix

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/200x200/trip_her_2b6d6c9dd92ad391058114b9d960e99e27fc0d89.gif
Forum: Commuting
07-07-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,326
Posted By FiftySix

Looks like a great mod. :thumb: You helped...

Looks like a great mod. :thumb:

You helped put me over the edge towards a future project I want to undertake. That is take a single speed bike of some sort and put a 2-speed hub in it.

I...
Forum: Foo
07-07-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 740
Posted By FiftySix

IMO, life sucks too much to be a simulated...

IMO, life sucks too much to be a simulated universe. Although, I've heard those in charge have lost entire crops of us coppertops when everyone lives in bliss.
Forum: Commuting
07-07-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,326
Posted By FiftySix

I'm looking forward to the photos. :) I keep...

I'm looking forward to the photos. :)

I keep toying with the idea of a 3 speed hub of some sort. My usual test is to figure which gears on my 7 or 8 speed bikes simulate a 3 speed and ride it in...
07-07-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By FiftySix

These...

These (https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/equipment/cycling-components/bike-tires/cruiser-bike-tires/electra-retrorunner-cruiser-tire/p/12720/) are the tires?

The tread pattern looks great for...
07-05-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,765
Posted By FiftySix

Fully agree with that. The runners around here...

Fully agree with that. The runners around here run against traffic, so when I'm riding we rarely cross paths.

My puzzlement is mainly with pedestrians, not joggers or runners. The joggers around...
07-05-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By FiftySix

I don't notice that happening with me and I wear...

I don't notice that happening with me and I wear similar shoes and have similar pedals. Although I don't have a drop bar bike, so I wonder if body position contributes to clenching the toes?
07-05-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,765
Posted By FiftySix

Good point. Same with baby strollers, but to a...

Good point. Same with baby strollers, but to a much lesser degree.

A lot of mom's here will risk their infants and toddlers in the road with vehicle traffic for the smooth ride. The dad's I...
Forum: Foo
07-05-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7,959
Views: 703,378
Posted By FiftySix

Great looking CGI, apparently. ...

Great looking CGI, apparently.

https://entertainment.ie/trending/yes-that-viral-video-of-a-robot-arm-playing-bowling-is-fake-408326/

https://vimeo.com/tomcoben
07-05-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,481
Posted By FiftySix

That looks to be in fantastic condition!...

That looks to be in fantastic condition! Congrats! :thumb:
07-05-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,765
Posted By FiftySix

Same happens here. Pedestrians will walk in the...

Same happens here. Pedestrians will walk in the street with a sidewalk just feet away.

They do it for the same reason joggers do it. None of them want to pick their feet up but an inch or two off...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,470
Posted By FiftySix

I like that snail eccentric rear axle adjuster. I...

I like that snail eccentric rear axle adjuster. I can't say I've ever seen one on a bicycle before. :thumb:
07-05-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,196
Posted By FiftySix

What kind of bike are you sidewalk and curb...

What kind of bike are you sidewalk and curb hopping on?

Some bikes are better at it than others due to body position, tire width, etc.

My old mountain bike was very good at it, but would have...
07-04-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By FiftySix

Happy 4th, y'all! I went for a morning ride...

Happy 4th, y'all!

I went for a morning ride on my closest thing to an American bike, which is my Chinese built Schwinn, while wearing a red, white, and blue shirt. Just to be in the spirit of...
07-04-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,235
Posted By FiftySix

At least you have Bike Forums to share. :)

At least you have Bike Forums to share. :)
07-03-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,272
Posted By FiftySix

Speaking of 2 speed hubs, I kinda wish the SRAM...

Speaking of 2 speed hubs, I kinda wish the SRAM Automatix (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/automatix.html) was still made.
Forum: Commuting
07-02-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 103,572
Posted By FiftySix

That's the biggest safety cone I've ever seen. ...

That's the biggest safety cone I've ever seen.



:innocent:
07-02-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,735
Posted By FiftySix

A big wheel when I was a rug rat. Much cooler...

A big wheel when I was a rug rat. Much cooler than a sit up tricycle and you could slide it. ;)

https://youtu.be/I8Gj-UPFL5Q
07-02-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,371
Posted By FiftySix

Same here. Except for active school zones. There...

Same here. Except for active school zones. There seems to always be a police presence in active school zones here and those police will ticket you.
Forum: Foo
07-02-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9,937
Views: 2,002,525
Posted By FiftySix

Unless there is some kind of internal AC and a...

Unless there is some kind of internal AC and a hydration device . . . :D
Forum: Foo
07-02-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9,937
Views: 2,002,525
Posted By FiftySix

Looks like a sports mascot convention.

Looks like a sports mascot convention.
07-02-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,249
Posted By FiftySix

I could have sworn I've seen some people use...

I could have sworn I've seen some people use helmets as kick stands by putting a helmet under a pedal?

:bike:
Forum: Commuting
07-02-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,685
Posted By FiftySix

That makes a lot of sense. Funny thing is, back...

That makes a lot of sense. Funny thing is, back in the day when the mouse trap was common I never saw panniers on a bicycle. But, I was young and didn't get out in the bicycle world that much. :)
Forum: Foo
07-01-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9,937
Views: 2,002,525
Posted By FiftySix

Some people are so weird. :twitchy:

Some people are so weird. :twitchy:
Forum: Commuting
07-01-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,685
Posted By FiftySix

I never knew what the mouse trap was for. Maybe a...

I never knew what the mouse trap was for. Maybe a beach towel??? :foo:

I did finally get a new rear light for that rack. It's a Planet Bike Grateful Red. Quite sizeable and plenty bright for the...
07-01-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By FiftySix

That's what it looks like to me, too. I'd...

That's what it looks like to me, too.

I'd probably use it as is.
07-01-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 850
Posted By FiftySix

$30.00? Looks like a winner! :thumb: Those...

$30.00? Looks like a winner! :thumb:

Those are some wide bars. Ought to have enough leverage to steer a ship. :D
07-01-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,272
Posted By FiftySix

You'll mostly notice the extra effort when...

You'll mostly notice the extra effort when starting from a stop, but once you're rolling it ought to feel pretty good. :)
07-01-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,272
Posted By FiftySix

Excellent. I hope the guesstimates on the 18T...

Excellent. I hope the guesstimates on the 18T suits you well. :)
07-01-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By FiftySix

I've never seen one that small before. Too cool....

I've never seen one that small before. Too cool. :)
06-30-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,094
Posted By FiftySix

:lol:

:lol:
06-30-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,272
Posted By FiftySix

I don't know where else to get info on the...

I don't know where else to get info on the Electra rear sprocket selection other than your local bike shop. It's also possible an 18 tooth isn't available, but the LBS would tell you. Maybe a 19...
06-30-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,609
Posted By FiftySix

I gotta remember the downward slope and balance...

I gotta remember the downward slope and balance bike suggestions. Just in case I get to train future grandkids, you know. :)

I was started on training wheels when I was a wee one, which didn't...
Forum: Foo
06-30-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7,959
Views: 703,378
Posted By FiftySix

Look like that tiger's intercept didn't go as...

Look like that tiger's intercept didn't go as planned.

Good thing that "bicycle" had a throttle.
Forum: Foo
06-30-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 993
Posted By FiftySix

I went back to night school to learn some basic...

I went back to night school to learn some basic web design for my employer when I was 41, which was 13 years ago. One of my first classes put me in with a class full of fresh high school grads.

I...
06-30-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,809
Posted By FiftySix

Congrats on getting the job done. I've learned a...

Congrats on getting the job done. I've learned a lot from this thread. :)

Is the long cable housing still usable, though?
06-30-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,809
Posted By FiftySix

Indeed. Was poking a bit of fun since I know what...

Indeed. Was poking a bit of fun since I know what size those things really are. :D
Forum: Foo
06-30-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 869
Posted By FiftySix

And smoking. Puff, puff, wheeze. :50:

And smoking. Puff, puff, wheeze.

:50:
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