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06-06-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By BobbyG

Zero grams: ...

Zero grams:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x853/upside_down_bike1_60385fc44517a181339af1689eaf262f3eb96d99.jpeg
06-06-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,191
Posted By BobbyG

"911, what is your emergency?" "Yeah, this...

"911, what is your emergency?"

"Yeah, this is Fuji US headquarters at 10940 Dutton Road in Philadelphia. Our video surveillance shows there are some looters ransacking our offices and destroying...
06-06-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 921
Posted By BobbyG

I know you're joking, but I ride with an...

I know you're joking, but I ride with an AirZound. Since it is so loud, I can signal a polite toot or two from a great distance away so it's not so loud and scary, and give the pedestrians plenty...
06-06-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 921
Posted By BobbyG

Very clever! I like it!

Very clever! I like it!
06-05-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By BobbyG

I mostly commute. During the first month of the...

I mostly commute. During the first month of the Coronavirus pandemic I worked from home as much as possible and fit in "adventure rides" where I could. The MUPS seemed a little more busy with a few...
06-04-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By BobbyG

I stated having issues with plantars fasciitis...

I stated having issues with plantars fasciitis last year at 57, but not on the bike, even after 3 hours. For me just plain Dr Scholls PF arch support or equivalent in all my shoes, including bike...
06-03-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By BobbyG

Ride them and pick the one that speaks to you.

Ride them and pick the one that speaks to you.
06-03-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,908
Posted By BobbyG

NO, YOU'RE INCREASINGLY ARGUMENTATIVE, SNARKY AND...

NO, YOU'RE INCREASINGLY ARGUMENTATIVE, SNARKY AND CONVOLUTED! NO, YOU'RE RAMBLING AND INCONSEQUENTIAL!
WE'RE ALL STILL FRIENDLY, COURTEOUS AND HELPFUL...YOU JERK!

(And now, because it is an...
06-01-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 660
Posted By BobbyG

My 1984 Nishiki International downtube shifting...

My 1984 Nishiki International downtube shifting 2x6 is indexed in the rear and friction on the front, and now so is my 1997 Nishiki Blazer (3x8) after converting it to drop bars and bar-end adjacent...
06-01-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By BobbyG

Spectacular!

Spectacular!
06-01-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 826
Posted By BobbyG

I'm "only" 58 but I think my next commuter will...

I'm "only" 58 but I think my next commuter will be a mixte with low step-over.
Forum: Commuting
05-30-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 153
Posted By BobbyG

Backpack...New & Slightly Improved

After a comprehensive internet search including in-person evaluations at local stores I decided to replace my 7 year old backpack with the same model...a Swissgear 1696 ($59.99 from Swissgear.com)
...
05-30-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,816
Posted By BobbyG

wafranklin Give heed to all of the above caveats...

wafranklin Give heed to all of the above caveats regarding confrontation and giving in to rage.

I began using a helmet cam six years ago to record my rides in case there was trouble, like an...
05-30-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,816
Posted By BobbyG

:lol:

:lol:
05-28-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By BobbyG

So very different from the mud, snow and ice of...

So very different from the mud, snow and ice of the trails.
Forum: Touring
05-27-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 943
Posted By BobbyG

AirZound airhorn. ...

AirZound airhorn.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCbySrOuaYs

I use the horn for cars and a bell for pedestrians. But if I get no response after a couple of tries, the horn is next.

Also, I...
Forum: Commuting
05-27-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 695
Posted By BobbyG

I have been running WTB 1.85 Slicks on my 26" ...

I have been running WTB 1.85 Slicks on my 26" MTB based commuter. The alternate size designation says 47-559, which I assume is 47mm. With reduced road "chatter" and supple sidewalls providing a...
05-27-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By BobbyG

Welcome to bikeforums! First, let me post a...

Welcome to bikeforums!
First, let me post a link to the bikes:

https://www.evanscycles.com/pinnacle-neon-5-2020-hybrid-bike-EV339959...
05-26-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By BobbyG

My bike mechanic inspected the wheel and said it...

My bike mechanic inspected the wheel and said it is nothing to worry about at this point...he's seen worse looking seams that held for years.

THank you again everyone!
05-26-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By BobbyG

I should have researched on bikeforums...

I should have researched on bikeforums 1st...plenty of examples of this, and mine doesn't look bad...yet. I'm still gonna have it looked at, but I'll be more knowledgeable.
05-26-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 696
Posted By BobbyG

I mostly commute and have been using a...

I mostly commute and have been using a glasses-mount take-a-look mirror for decades. I also have a bar-end mirror on all my bikes. I usually see vehicles coming up behind me, but there are times...
05-26-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By BobbyG

Thanks, I never knew that. It certainly doesn't...

Thanks, I never knew that. It certainly doesn't inspire confidence. I have a couple of bike mechanics I trust, I will ask them. If the wheel is sound, I will do nothing and enjoy it (after fitting a...
05-25-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By BobbyG

What's Crackalackin'...My Rear Wheel, That's What...

Three weeks ago I put the summer tires back on my old MTB-based commuter and snow bike. Since then the rear tire has had a slow leak. Losing about half its psi every couple of days. Just sitting In...
05-23-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 633
Posted By BobbyG

Wow! What a nightmare...and yet, she succeeded!

Wow! What a nightmare...and yet, she succeeded!
Forum: Commuting
05-20-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 999
Posted By BobbyG

It's a couple of bungee cords strung through the...

It's a couple of bungee cords strung through the seat frame and around the front of the seatpost, then secured to the rear of the rack.

I have one setup on my two bikes with a rack, So I don't...
05-20-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,683
Posted By BobbyG

If you are running a dehumidifier on your bike it...

If you are running a dehumidifier on your bike it should be pulling about a liter of water out of the air an hour, depending on the climate. Wouldn't that obviate the need for additional water...
05-20-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,226
Posted By BobbyG

When I began using a helmet cam in 2014 and began...

When I began using a helmet cam in 2014 and began reviewing my rides, I thought I would document all sorts of bad driver behavior. What I discovered was my own bad behavior.

I still over-react...
05-19-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,316
Posted By BobbyG

Don't let snobs steal your joy.

Don't let snobs steal your joy.
05-18-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By BobbyG

Joined a Honkin' Graduation Parade...

I was riding home, and when I reached this intersection I heard honking off to my left. It turned out to be some sort of graduation celebration caravan. I've been riding with an AirZound airhorns for...
05-18-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By BobbyG

I have been using the "rollout" method to...

I have been using the "rollout" method to calibrate my speedos, it has been super accurate when compared to GPS.
05-17-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 386
Posted By BobbyG

I'm not a bike mechanic...just the basics, but...

I'm not a bike mechanic...just the basics, but I'd try it...what have you got to loose?
05-16-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 386
Posted By BobbyG

With the way I have the shifters, there is a...

With the way I have the shifters, there is a slight chance of catching your fingers if you are not careful. OTOH I completed my conversion for under $80. I bought new cables and brake levers...
05-16-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 386
Posted By BobbyG

Shimano 200GS 7s-SIS SLM-201. $3 each at the bike...

Shimano 200GS 7s-SIS SLM-201. $3 each at the bike co-op.

They're thumb-shifters I mounted near the bar end. They worked beautifully this winter.
...
05-16-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 386
Posted By BobbyG

Here's my 90s MTB drop bar conversion from last...

Here's my 90s MTB drop bar conversion from last fall:
https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1184223-count-me-one-converted.html

you could go turn off the indexing for the rear...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 999
Posted By BobbyG

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbRgLq2F3PA ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbRgLq2F3PA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDJycK4tykA
In this photo I am carrying my backpack on the rack, a laptop in one basket and a small tape recorder in...
05-15-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,004
Posted By BobbyG

A small decal or sticker could be placed almost...

A small decal or sticker could be placed almost anywhere on a bike...I think somewhere on the front fork would be classy.

Or you could dress as the team mascot.
Forum: Commuting
05-13-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By BobbyG

https://newatlas.com/dryve-bicycle-rain-cover/3362...

https://newatlas.com/dryve-bicycle-rain-cover/33620/
https://www.veltop.eu/en/models-bikes-rain-protection-ebike/veltop-models-weather-protection-rain-cold-bicycle-e-bike.html

ilewis365 Welcome...
05-13-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 725
Posted By BobbyG

This timely blog post from Jan Heine shares my...

This timely blog post from Jan Heine shares my disdain for "shoulder knobs" which the Maxxis Aspens you linked to have.
https://www.renehersecycles.com/why-we-dont-like-shoulder-knobs/
05-13-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 11,234
Posted By BobbyG

I've been using 115dB AirZound airhorns for 25...

I've been using 115dB AirZound airhorns for 25 years now and sometimes even that isn't enough just a few feet away from headphone or earbud users.
05-12-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By BobbyG

Google instant translate confirms a three speed...

Google instant translate confirms a three speed automatic:...
05-10-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By BobbyG

What is this "season" that you speak of? ...

What is this "season" that you speak of?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHFUC5j6Ask&list=PLf3ojHz4OgojXJqeh7c5TfAHK4EOymjDg&index=6
05-09-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,012
Posted By BobbyG

Crabon assplodes.;)

Crabon assplodes.;)
05-09-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 782
Posted By BobbyG

AirZound FTW! ...

AirZound FTW!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCbySrOuaYs
05-09-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By BobbyG

The mini-pump holder at the bottom is very...

The mini-pump holder at the bottom is very clever! Super nice job!
05-09-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 610
Posted By BobbyG

A seatpost "slottle" would preclude "dressing...

A seatpost "slottle" would preclude "dressing left" or "dressing right".
05-06-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By BobbyG

The basic Schwinn and Bell bike computers (around...

The basic Schwinn and Bell bike computers (around $20 @ Wallmart and Target) seem to have grown quite large over the years.
05-06-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,011
Posted By BobbyG

If you have quick release wheels and a quick...

If you have quick release wheels and a quick release seatpost, two trips may be easier than one (your knees may disagree).

Even removing just the front wheel may lighten things enough, or remove...
05-05-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,813
Posted By BobbyG

Thank goodness you don't use the metric system....

Thank goodness you don't use the metric system. Then she'd be able to put 200 meters between you at any moment, which would be 8.33% more space between you.
05-05-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By BobbyG

Thud, slide, thud slide....you mean like this? ...

Thud, slide, thud slide....you mean like this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyU99BCNRuU
05-05-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By BobbyG

Some bike shops and many co-ops sell...

Some bike shops and many co-ops sell reconditioned bikes that have been...well, reconditioned. You can find some real bargains that way, and much less risky than Craigslist, etc.
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