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01-15-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Bigbus

I got a couple of pics of what I use. As you can...

I got a couple of pics of what I use. As you can see, I'm not into spending money to look good, just want things to be functional. The little round one on the back of the helmet blinks too, but it's...
01-14-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Bigbus

I don't have pics, but what I did was mount one...

I don't have pics, but what I did was mount one of those rechargeable head lights on an elastic strap that is intended to be worn on your head for hands free working instead of using a flashlight. I...
01-14-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 360
Posted By Bigbus

I have a solid and a blinky on the roadbike but...

I have a solid and a blinky on the roadbike but just a blinky on the MTB. I also have white LED headlights that I can blink during daylight hours and switch to solid when it gets dark. All are...
01-05-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 710
Views: 345,158
Posted By Bigbus

I have lots of those in my junk drawer because I...

I have lots of those in my junk drawer because I use them for different sets of keys but I had never considered using them like you stated which opens up a whole new venue of thoughts, such as my...
01-03-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By Bigbus

Totally agree with all the above comments. Try...

Totally agree with all the above comments. Try lowering the tire pressure first and if that don't make enough difference, look at larger tires. It's amazing how much softer a larger tire rides. Good...
12-22-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 753
Posted By Bigbus

I know this isn't what you asked for, but I'm...

I know this isn't what you asked for, but I'm just sitting here waiting for the pics too. In the meantime, I use a helmet mounted mirror because it goes with my head, literally. And it's also the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 869
Posted By Bigbus

Like Woodcraft suggested, you want to momentarily...

Like Woodcraft suggested, you want to momentarily pause on the pedal pressure when shifting for a smoother shift. You'll get a feel for it after a while so that you don't lose momentum (or much,...
12-22-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 710
Views: 345,158
Posted By Bigbus

You want to be careful with that tweezers or you...

You want to be careful with that tweezers or you might damage the valve too. If the valve is in good nick it shouldn't need to be overly tightened as the rubber gasket will seal okay. Good luck and...
12-20-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 710
Views: 345,158
Posted By Bigbus

A lot of valve caps have the two prongs extended....

A lot of valve caps have the two prongs extended. Find them at the auto parts store for 'Shrader valves. I have one on everything I ride with Shrader valves and a spare in the tool box screwed onto a...
12-19-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,484
Posted By Bigbus

My bad. I'm old school here and to me there are...

My bad. I'm old school here and to me there are only tube-type tires and tubeless tires. I did mention that this is all new to me, didn't I? :(
12-18-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,484
Posted By Bigbus

I went cheap with a pair of Kenda's for $7.00...

I went cheap with a pair of Kenda's for $7.00 each because this roady thing is new to me. My MTB gets Wardens or Bontragers and I'm really happy with all so far.
12-15-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 8,198
Posted By Bigbus

I have a friend that rides his bike on grass all...

I have a friend that rides his bike on grass all the time too. He keeps running into things but it keeps me motivated to stay well ahead of him! :roflmao2:With regard to your question, I too am...
12-13-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,757
Posted By Bigbus

Heck, you shouldn't even need a helmet!

Heck, you shouldn't even need a helmet!
12-11-19, 12:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,254
Posted By Bigbus

Nice!

Nice!
12-09-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 734
Posted By Bigbus

Buy the new bike now so you can lovingly work on...

Buy the new bike now so you can lovingly work on your old bike at your leisure while you ride and complain about the new bike.
12-07-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By Bigbus

You're just a young'en! Keep pushing.

You're just a young'en! Keep pushing.
12-06-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,254
Posted By Bigbus

I never realized that chain whips came in...

I never realized that chain whips came in specific chain sizes. I made my own from used chain off my bike so it fits what I ride,...
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By Bigbus

There aren't any coops near me, but there is a...

There aren't any coops near me, but there is a nonprofit store that told me they don't deal with used bike parts. I bluntly told the manager that the only reason I shop the store is looking for used...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By Bigbus

I use a Canon backpack that has a nice padded and...

I use a Canon backpack that has a nice padded and sealed laptop compartment. I don't trust my laptop in the panniers. I use a genuine military issue pack for trail riding/packing. It carries...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,984
Posted By Bigbus

I went into a LBS a while back thinking I might...

I went into a LBS a while back thinking I might buy a part I needed and get it sooner rather than wait for it in the mail. The price bowled me over, which I expected, but not the attitude of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 8,403
Posted By Bigbus

Diddo! And the main reason I wear my helmet every...

Diddo! And the main reason I wear my helmet every time I ride is because it has the mirror mounted on it. Not for head protection. It's too late for that...
11-30-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 710
Views: 345,158
Posted By Bigbus

whipped up this tool in about 5 minutes with...

whipped up this tool in about 5 minutes with nothing more than my chain breaker, a piece of steel, and a drill. Old bike chains are everywhere....
11-29-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,407
Posted By Bigbus

Diddo!

Diddo!
11-29-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By Bigbus

Nothing fancy here. I wear wool socks because...

Nothing fancy here. I wear wool socks because they wick the water away and still keep feet warm. Just me.
11-29-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,753
Posted By Bigbus

A cousin of mine just offered me an old 27" rim...

A cousin of mine just offered me an old 27" rim with some rusty spokes and a 13T/26T cassette on it with really good looking teeth. I'm going to have to put some work in the hub (clean and grease)...
11-28-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By Bigbus

Hope everyone has someone to share good food and...

Hope everyone has someone to share good food and thoughts with today and everyday! Oh, and lest we forget there's football on today :thumb:
11-28-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,117
Posted By Bigbus

I'm just guessing but it might have something to...

I'm just guessing but it might have something to do with tread pattern more than composition.
Forum: Introductions
11-28-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 865
Posted By Bigbus

You're an inspiration! Welcome to the forums....

You're an inspiration! Welcome to the forums. :backpedal:
11-26-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,753
Posted By Bigbus

I won't be able to get back to this until after...

I won't be able to get back to this until after the holidays. I put it all under a tarp and hopefully it's still all there when I get back. Right now, it looks like the one on the right as I didn't...
11-25-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,753
Posted By Bigbus

Here's the culprit. 14/16/18/21/24/28. It's all...

Here's the culprit. 14/16/18/21/24/28. It's all held on the freehub with a threaded lock ring. The smallest gear (14T) has a built in spacer that snugs against the lock ring. Thanks to Bill's...
11-25-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,753
Posted By Bigbus

I'll accept the fact that it's a rider problem,...

I'll accept the fact that it's a rider problem, but one that can be made simpler or solved with the right equipment and for me that is going to be taller gearing. I get a breathing rhythm going with...
11-25-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,753
Posted By Bigbus

I made a quick stop out on the road the other day...

I made a quick stop out on the road the other day and never even thought about down shifting to get started again and I was on the 52-14 gears. Flat ground and a slight push off and I was rolling...
11-25-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,753
Posted By Bigbus

Thanks for that link Bill, it really cleared up...

Thanks for that link Bill, it really cleared up my issue. I'm posting the pics in the next box for everyone to see, but it appears to me it's a hyperglide from the late 80's.
11-24-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,753
Posted By Bigbus

The Front setup is 52/36T and the rear cassette...

The Front setup is 52/36T and the rear cassette (free hub) all the gears fall apart when you remove it. Does that help? From the research I've done on the bike it seems that most of them came with a...
11-24-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,753
Posted By Bigbus

That's really kind of you, but before I mess with...

That's really kind of you, but before I mess with the front rings I'm going to dig out a 13T I took off an old Ross RB a while back. It should fit the hub and it'll let me know if I'm on the right...
11-24-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,753
Posted By Bigbus

With regard to learning to pedal faster in a...

With regard to learning to pedal faster in a lower gear--You can't teach an old dog new tricks! I'm pushing 70years and can still do 240 situps, bench press 160X9 and ride 10+ miles/day. I burn out...
11-24-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,753
Posted By Bigbus

Some really good information in this thread and...

Some really good information in this thread and even though that 52T chainring looks huge. to me, I;m thinking now that it might be easier to find a larger one rather than mess with the rear gearing....
11-24-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,753
Posted By Bigbus

Right now I'm finding that I'm always in high...

Right now I'm finding that I'm always in high gear and it doesn't feel high enough. I keep looking to shift up and then glancing down to see I'm already in the highest gear on the bike. I guess I'm...
11-24-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,753
Posted By Bigbus

Right now I'm finding that I'm always in high...

Right now I'm finding that I'm always in high gear and it doesn't feel high enough. I keep looking to shift up and then glancing down to see I'm already in the highest gear on the bike. I guess I'm...
11-23-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,753
Posted By Bigbus

The need for speed (taller gears)

Okay, I'm finding the current gearing on my old Giant RB is just not tall enough. The larger chain ring is 52T and a 14T on a 6spd cassette. I really would like to step the 14T up to at least a 12T...
11-23-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By Bigbus

When I hear ALLOY in reference to bikes, I think...

When I hear ALLOY in reference to bikes, I think Aluminum, but that's just my interpretation.
11-18-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,593
Posted By Bigbus

I guess a size 9 isn't going to win me any medals...

I guess a size 9 isn't going to win me any medals huh?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By Bigbus

Thank you for all the great replies. I'm old...

Thank you for all the great replies. I'm old school MTBer and have been for many many years, but this road bike thing is all new to me since the donated bike (Giant Quasar from the late 80's) and I'm...
11-16-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,593
Posted By Bigbus

I had a Dr tell me one time that he could care...

I had a Dr tell me one time that he could care less where my resting heart rate was, the important factor was how long it took to get back to it after doing something strenuous. That is the number in...
11-14-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,493
Posted By Bigbus

I would just like to add, getting hurt at our age...

I would just like to add, getting hurt at our age isn't a macho thing anymore like it was when we were in our 20's and indestructible. :50:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By Bigbus

Tire Pressures

I'm curious what other road riders with 1 1/4" tires are running for pressures on 27" rims. Tube type, Mine are rated at 90PSI and I've been experimenting all over the place. Thanks in advance for...
11-12-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,038
Posted By Bigbus

Yep, you hit the nail on the head. In my case, I...

Yep, you hit the nail on the head. In my case, I still got to train with the Army Rangers before moving into the ASA right before the NSA gobbled us up. Jumping out of planes was the easy part, being...
11-11-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,038
Posted By Bigbus

bad eyes kept me out of the cockpit, but not out...

bad eyes kept me out of the cockpit, but not out of the plane....
11-07-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 694
Posted By Bigbus

I made the mistake of using that thick red sticky...

I made the mistake of using that thick red sticky chevron stuff on my chain and sprockets one time. It really does repell water and attract dirt, but it also messed with my shifting because it's so...
11-06-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By Bigbus

I have used tires in a storage bin too because...

I have used tires in a storage bin too because sometimes I just can't wait until the tire is worn out for an excuse to tinker on my bikes. I have some new Warden's for my MTB that have been driving...
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