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10-19-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By BobbyG

I think you may be right. On the other hand...

I think you may be right.

On the other hand I felt the need to vent, and my AirZound air horns are out on the bikes in the shed.;)
10-19-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 211
Posted By BobbyG

...must...not...respond...c-'can't restrain...

...must...not...respond...c-'can't restrain myself much l-l-longer...
10-18-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 211
Posted By BobbyG

AirZound FTW!

AirZound FTW!
10-18-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 366
Posted By BobbyG

It looks like many of the electric hand and toe...

It looks like many of the electric hand and toe warmers are temperature adjustable, and rechargeable. I don't know about bulk.
10-18-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,051
Posted By BobbyG

Stopped by a different Walmart on the way to work...

Stopped by a different Walmart on the way to work yesterday...parked in their bike rack.

Haven't heard back from the credit union...not even a robo-response to my online submission.

Since my...
10-18-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By BobbyG

Is this going to end up like Strava? But instead...

Is this going to end up like Strava? But instead of cyclists racing through parks and traffic trying to achieve the best times, our parks and streets will be clogged with people sitting perfectly...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 617
Posted By BobbyG

I'm just sayin' dogs are loyal...cats will throw...

I'm just sayin' dogs are loyal...cats will throw you under the bus...and I love my cat (I just don't trust her).
10-17-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By BobbyG

Slow Leak Venting...

In the morning when I go out to the shed to choose a bike for my ride to the office, I'll pinch the tires of the other two bikes (plus my wife's bike) to see how they're doing.

Earlier this year...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 617
Posted By BobbyG

I would trust dogs to double check my equipment...

I would trust dogs to double check my equipment and task lists, but not cats. If you have been confiding in cats, I would check my charge card statments and my Amazon account...just sayin'.
10-17-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By BobbyG

https://youtu.be/FvJj7SN9EWI

https://youtu.be/FvJj7SN9EWI
Forum: Commuting
10-17-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 985
Posted By BobbyG

1/2" pipe insulation. 3/4" is too thick. ...

1/2" pipe insulation. 3/4" is too thick.

Also, it's the "foamy" kind like the pool noodles. There's a smooth black type that is too soft and tears too easily.

I secure each end to the bar...
10-17-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 794
Posted By BobbyG

Snob. ;)

Snob. ;)
10-17-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By BobbyG

Thanks again, for the input. I realized my...

Thanks again, for the input. I realized my wife's "comfort" bike is a 26" 7-speed. When she's not looking, I will try a wheel swap and report back.
10-16-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 388
Posted By BobbyG

All it takes to bend a derailier hanger is to...

All it takes to bend a derailier hanger is to laythe bike down on its drive side. Or in my case I tend to bump it againt my other bikes in the shed (or the shed door).
10-16-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By BobbyG

I use half a clothes pin to wedge the brake lever.

I use half a clothes pin to wedge the brake lever.
Forum: Commuting
10-16-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By BobbyG

Besides mirrors, I have been using a Delta...

Besides mirrors, I have been using a Delta AirZound airhorn on each of my bikes. Sometimes it helps to have a voice in traffic.
(The newer, metal cannister works better in winter than the oldrr...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By BobbyG

I agree with everything, except I use mirrors...

I agree with everything, except I use mirrors (glasses mounted and handle bar mount).
Forum: Commuting
10-16-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By BobbyG

Glasses (or helmet) mounted Take-A-Look mirror....

Glasses (or helmet) mounted Take-A-Look mirror. Just $12 bucks....
Forum: Commuting
10-16-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 464
Posted By BobbyG

:lol:

:lol:
10-16-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,051
Posted By BobbyG

It's funny until the driver is sued by a personal...

It's funny until the driver is sued by a personal injury legal team...then it's a costly liability.
10-16-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,051
Posted By BobbyG

There are two other Walmarts in town that have...

There are two other Walmarts in town that have bike racks...at least the last time I checked.
10-16-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,966
Posted By BobbyG

+1

+1
10-15-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,179
Posted By BobbyG

Well, the cop bikes do have cop motors...

Well, the cop bikes do have cop motors...
10-15-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By BobbyG

If your bike is black, get your Monty Python on...

If your bike is black, get your Monty Python on and call it "The Black Night" and add the words, "Tis but a scratch" on it. Maybe put a grail on it as a head badge.
and don't forget to add Trotify...
10-15-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 969
Posted By BobbyG

+100

+100
10-14-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,051
Posted By BobbyG

I just got off the phone with the manager of the...

I just got off the phone with the manager of the Walmart I visited yesterday. He called to let me know the rack was removed temporarily due to abuse by vagrants and the homeless. He did not have a...
10-14-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,051
Posted By BobbyG

Racked with Frustration...

I finally wrote an email to my credit union about the lack of a bike rack at my local branch.

What prompted me? The disappearance of a bike rack at a local Walmart I like to ride to.

In each...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 556
Posted By BobbyG

You got it. Also what Korina said, you are...

You got it. Also what Korina said, you are starting out fit and healthy, and that does count for something.
Forum: Commuting
10-13-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 985
Posted By BobbyG

My issue is not numbness, it's tenderness, and it...

My issue is not numbness, it's tenderness, and it has been a slowly progressing problem for more than just biking.

Thanks for suggesting the Jones bar; it does have its fans, and I had considered...
10-13-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,210
Posted By BobbyG

There are disposable plastic matress bags that...

There are disposable plastic matress bags that should last a few uses before they need to be replaced. Back when I left my bike out doors I used inexpensive grill covers as a bike cover. Some have...
10-13-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,069
Posted By BobbyG

I don't know if they clear the paths here in...

I don't know if they clear the paths here in Colorado Springs, I take the streets.

But in the central and south end of the Springs we only get half the snow Denver gets...if that.

I know that...
10-13-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By BobbyG

I ride with a rain cape. It doesn't keep me 100%...

I ride with a rain cape. It doesn't keep me 100% dry, but it keeps me more comfortable.
Forum: Commuting
10-13-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By BobbyG

Studs On!

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x1280/1012191048x_edited_817d87497005944c7085f12223dfd2aa27938baf.jpg
Had a little snow last Thursday, so I mounted my Nokian Suomi W-106...
10-13-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 627
Posted By BobbyG

Raptor1956 I ride for fitness and cardio. Target...

Raptor1956 I ride for fitness and cardio. Target weights are okay as a ball-park goal, but they don't tell the whole fitness story. Assuming you feel good and strong, I would keep doing what you've...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 985
Posted By BobbyG

I did until two weeks ago. ...

I did until two weeks ago.

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I'm 57. Sometime in my 40s the straight bar became...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,636
Posted By BobbyG

The wife and I wish we could, but in the...

The wife and I wish we could, but in the meantime...
(just put drop-bars on this bike and am waiting for snow and ice!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVXy-fRk6l8
Forum: Commuting
10-12-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 617
Posted By BobbyG

I'm not sure this is what you had in mind, but I...

I'm not sure this is what you had in mind, but I tend to remember incidents along my routes.

The pleasant incidents may be wildlife sightings, encounters with friends, people enjoying themselves...
10-11-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By BobbyG

I should have googled bikeforums first (which I...

I should have googled bikeforums first (which I usually do). This has been discussed many times. No need for further comments.
10-11-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By BobbyG

Problem Swapping Wheelsets?...

---How much of a problem would the chain/gear interface be between wheel sets?

For the last few winters I've been putting studded snow tires on my old 26" 7-speed MTB-commuter and using it as a...
10-11-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 667
Posted By BobbyG

Kol Hakavod! I have driven on that highway a few...

Kol Hakavod! I have driven on that highway a few times and it is steep! Too steep for the 993cc Ford Fiesta I tried up it in 1983. Since my last visit over 10 years ago, there has been a big...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,135
Posted By BobbyG

Teenage Mutant Ninja Salmon

Teenage Mutant Ninja Salmon
10-10-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,076
Posted By BobbyG

I have caled in two MUP fires in 27 years, both 2...

I have caled in two MUP fires in 27 years, both 2 years ago, and near homeless camps. I also ride with an AirZound. But I've never picked up a wheel-sucker. Either I'm too fast...or (more likely)...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,169
Posted By BobbyG

I like to mount a flasher on the front fork to...

I like to mount a flasher on the front fork to let the light dance off the spokes (in addition to reflectors).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DalL-RFrZL8

Last year I added monkey lights and LED...
10-06-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,220
Posted By BobbyG

I've commute and have been using a rain cape for...

I've commute and have been using a rain cape for a couple of years, plus fenders, with a very long front fender with a graze the ground flap. I still get damp through persperation and rain, but it...
10-06-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,655
Posted By BobbyG

I've been skiing twice since moving to Colorado...

I've been skiing twice since moving to Colorado in 1992. Once downhill, and then once cross-country.

Cross-country skiing was better because once you fall it's over; where as falling during...
10-06-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,206
Posted By BobbyG

I'd be interested in this feature. Will check it...

I'd be interested in this feature. Will check it out next time I need a pump.

Thanks for the report on pumps because as you said"

"...floor pumps aren't particularly glamorous, but to me they...
10-06-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By BobbyG

Kids on Bikes Find Missing At Risk Person...

https://www.katc.com/news/national-news/when-an-elderly-woman-went-missing-these-four-junior-detectives-sprang-into-action-and-saved-the-day

They still may have been able to find her on foot, but...
10-05-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By BobbyG

Putting the Brakes on a Mid-Life Love Affair...

OMG, I have fallen in love with my 22-year-old Nishiki Blazer mountain bike!

And I just put secondary brake levers on it myself!
...
10-04-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 682
Posted By BobbyG

I mostly commute, so for my weekend rides I pick...

I mostly commute, so for my weekend rides I pick one of the bikes I haven't been riding. If it rains, that means one with fenders, if there's snow or ice that means the snowbike, even if I've ridden...
10-03-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,362
Posted By BobbyG

There is a winter cycling subforum here... ...

There is a winter cycling subforum here...
https://www.bikeforums.net/winter-cycling/
And you can Google "bikeforums.net winter cycling clothing".

I've been commuting year round for 27 years...
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