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09-16-19, 03:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 693
Posted By Brocephus

If you're serious about this, and think you're...

If you're serious about this, and think you're onto something, I'd reconsider posting your sketches. I assume they won't be patented or anything, so they could easily be stolen by someone that...
09-16-19, 03:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By Brocephus

I can't comment on their trainers,pumps,etc, but...

I can't comment on their trainers,pumps,etc, but I do have one of the Aldi's bike stands, and like the overwhelming majority of other owners, I think it's a lotta bang for the buck.
I was surprised...
09-12-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,501
Posted By Brocephus

Yeah, but "spreading the wear" on the...

Yeah, but "spreading the wear" on the cassette....or the chain? I'm thinking it wouldn't matter if the chain were a (theoretical) 100 feet long, (everything else being equal) the pedal strokes, wheel...
09-12-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,432
Posted By Brocephus

We used to have a great bike shop around here,...

We used to have a great bike shop around here, for decades, until it went under a few years back. It was run by the owner, co-owner, and a mechanic, and the shop used to organize a big Sunday club...
09-11-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,501
Posted By Brocephus

My guess would be that's because it's on a...

My guess would be that's because it's on a recumbent. You can;t jump out of the saddle and hammer on a recumbent, like you can with a regular bike, so the chain doesn't get the same tension, and...
09-09-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,501
Posted By Brocephus

So, assuming chains are changed at proper...

So, assuming chains are changed at proper intervals, what's a rough estimate of how many chains you could get with a cassette, and roughly how many total miles through a single cassette? (yeah,I...
09-06-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 17,971
Posted By Brocephus

“To have a right to do a thing is not at all the...

“To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.”― G.K. Chesterton;)
09-06-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 17,971
Posted By Brocephus

You're being obtuse. Obviously you're within your...

You're being obtuse. Obviously you're within your rights to go 20mph (not sure where you came up with the idea he suggested otherwise), but you would also be going significantly under the posted...
09-03-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,576
Posted By Brocephus

3rd jumbo rattlesnake this week !

(sorry, no pics :( ) Anyone else seeing extra snakes lately? I saw a gorgeous, large copperhead a bit earlier, but in the past couple days, I've come cross 3 big rattlesnakes. One was alive, about a...
09-02-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,701
Posted By Brocephus

For me personally, from a riding perspective,...

For me personally, from a riding perspective, fall/autumn is kind of bittersweet. Yes, it is hands down the "nicest" riding weather we get: Clear blue skies, low humidity, you can ride anytime during...
09-01-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,646
Posted By Brocephus

And speaking of "the cost of doing business",...

And speaking of "the cost of doing business", who's supposed to fund this nationwide (or is it global?) multi-billion dollar project ? It's real easy to flippantly decree what "they need to do", it's...
09-01-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,339
Posted By Brocephus

Killer score ! Beats the hell outa my deal !...

Killer score ! Beats the hell outa my deal ! :thumb:
09-01-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,339
Posted By Brocephus

The above advice about "buyer beware" on...

The above advice about "buyer beware" on Craigslist is accurate, but there are also lots of perfectly good, low-miles bikes on there, often at good prices. My current road bike was only a few years...
08-31-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,276
Posted By Brocephus

Seriously ?? You started a whole new thread, just...

Seriously ?? You started a whole new thread, just to "remind" cyclists to always be on the lookout for vehicle traffic? What a lifesaver. :foo:
Replies: 28
Views: 1,755
Posted By Brocephus

It seems like the way to go here is to keep...

It seems like the way to go here is to keep riding the old forks for a good while, until Cdale gets caught up with most of the replacements, then make your warranty claim. I'd bet they'll still be...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,755
Posted By Brocephus

Yeah, 3 months-(ish) is ridiculous. And it ain't...

Yeah, 3 months-(ish) is ridiculous. And it ain't like they can fall back on the time-honored excuse that they, "just want to make sure it's done right the first time", LOL!!!
Anyway, I feel your...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,755
Posted By Brocephus

That's inexcusable, IMO. I would write a...

That's inexcusable, IMO. I would write a hand-written letter to the company pres/CEO, whoever, reading them the riot act, and have it signed like a petition, by everyone you know.
Can't hurt :)
08-29-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,414
Posted By Brocephus

Well then, they're close enough on enough...

Well then, they're close enough on enough critical points that we can, at bare minimum, call Texans "honorary" Southerners !! ;)
08-26-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,719
Posted By Brocephus

11. I can go to 11 !! :innocent:

11. I can go to 11 !!

:innocent:
08-24-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,443
Posted By Brocephus

I've never had an issue getting free water...

I've never had an issue getting free water refills here in the states, I'm surprised this is even a thread topic. If I don't top-off at one of my regular convenience stores, I'll just walk in...
Replies: 5
Views: 821
Posted By Brocephus

" No, but if you hum a few bars, I can fake it". ...

" No, but if you hum a few bars, I can fake it". :D





(sorry, couldn't resist. I'll show myself out......:innocent: )
Forum: Commuting
08-21-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,637
Posted By Brocephus

I've had people try to wave me through, when I...

I've had people try to wave me through, when I didn't want to go, and I'd signal, "no thanks, you go first", and they keep waving me through. Sometimes this has gotten annoying to the point that I've...
08-20-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,414
Posted By Brocephus

I didn't start it, the thread had gone in that...

I didn't start it, the thread had gone in that direction much earlier, with with numerous other posts, but fair enough, I'm out of it.
08-19-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,414
Posted By Brocephus

I'm sure many of us recall the days when people...

I'm sure many of us recall the days when people often didn't bother locking their doors at night. Now a great many people won't answer the front door without a pistol in their hands. Applications for...
08-19-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By Brocephus

My road bike recently developed a consistent...

My road bike recently developed a consistent double-click sound on every crank rotation (unless I'm pedalling lightly). I suspect it's that press-in bottom bracket finally making it's presence known....
08-19-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,169
Posted By Brocephus

a line from Joe Dirt ?? :roflmao2:

a line from Joe Dirt ?? :roflmao2:
08-19-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,169
Posted By Brocephus

well,then, I'm turning all MY forks around...

well,then, I'm turning all MY forks around backwards !! :roflmao:
08-19-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,169
Posted By Brocephus

Even at slow speed, riding that ^ over a...

Even at slow speed, riding that ^ over a speed-bump would be ugly !

BTW, it looks like his fork is turned backwards !! :eek:
08-18-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,169
Posted By Brocephus

Quadruple front chainring ? :D

Quadruple front chainring ? :D
Forum: For Sale
08-18-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,615
Posted By Brocephus

Yeah, looks like it might be a 54. But, you could...

Yeah, looks like it might be a 54. But, you could also take that handy-dandy tape measure, clearly visible in pic #7 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=7) , and just...
08-16-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By Brocephus

"Good","Better", "Best", doesn't usually become...

"Good","Better", "Best", doesn't usually become real apparent until somewhat higher price ranges. At the $500 dollar range, most bikes from a given name-brand manufacturer are usually going to be...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,921
Posted By Brocephus

I can practically hear Phil and Bobke...

I can practically hear Phil and Bobke breathlessly calling this one a spectacular photo-finish, too close to call !!!!! :D
08-16-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,788
Posted By Brocephus

Some more info might be helpful here. It sounds...

Some more info might be helpful here. It sounds like you're pretty budget conscious (yeah, me too!), so I'm wondering stuff like: How worn are the Tiagra parts you're currently running? What type of...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,921
Posted By Brocephus

And you're tied with the last place guy !...

And you're tied with the last place guy ! :innocent:
08-15-19, 04:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,080
Posted By Brocephus

Yeah, I take your point, it makes sense, I hadn't...

Yeah, I take your point, it makes sense, I hadn't looked at it that way till just now, but it occurs to me that both words can fit, depending on the perspective. I'd originally typed "strictest",...
08-14-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,080
Posted By Brocephus

This is only correct in the narrowest definition...

This is only correct in the narrowest definition of the term "cyclist". Obviously, anyone that mounts a bicycle, becomes a "cyclist", in the technical/literal sense, but this conveniently ignores...
08-14-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,324
Posted By Brocephus

A year+ ago, I saw some nice yellow and black...

A year+ ago, I saw some nice yellow and black jerseys from a vendor on ebay, made in the US by Mt Borah (IIRC). They looked very sharp,and the price was right, and reviews for this manufacturer were...
08-14-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,323
Posted By Brocephus

Short of banning cars and trucks, it ain't gonna...

Short of banning cars and trucks, it ain't gonna happen. We can "educate", and sign petitions, and hold candlelight vigils till the cows come home, but society is going bat**** crazy, and it's only...
08-14-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,414
Posted By Brocephus

Yeah, that must be it, the societal insanity...

Yeah, that must be it, the societal insanity we're in the midst of can be traced directly to "stand your ground". :rolleyes:
08-14-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,825
Posted By Brocephus

I haven't looked at the specs, but I'd tend to...

I haven't looked at the specs, but I'd tend to prefer a Giant over a Diamondback ( having recent issues with Diamondback customer service, and specifically a Hanjo, in fact). And, if nothing else,...
08-14-19, 05:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,456
Posted By Brocephus

Fortunately, I generally bike ride in a...

Fortunately, I generally bike ride in a semi-rural county, and don't have any serious red light intersections to navigate, but when I'm driving in town, I routinely slow down, often positioning...
08-14-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,058
Posted By Brocephus

FWIW, JMHO, and all that, I'm thinking these guys...

FWIW, JMHO, and all that, I'm thinking these guys are for sure riding much farther than the OP is used to, and very likely going faster, plus, they're riding road bikes versus his (heavier, slower)...
08-13-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,024
Posted By Brocephus

What bike do you have ? How much wear has the...

What bike do you have ? How much wear has the bike seen, so far (in other words, how old is it, and how's it been used?)
What brand/model wheels do you have on it now ? Are they expensive/high end ?...
08-13-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,215
Posted By Brocephus

I had a set of 28-h Open Pros on a Cannondale,...

I had a set of 28-h Open Pros on a Cannondale, years ago when I only weighed around 170-175, and I still busted spokes !! To be fair, they weren't built by Co. Cyclist ( and most of my road wheels...
08-13-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 960
Posted By Brocephus

I concur with the above posts recommending you...

I concur with the above posts recommending you just install some road friendly tires. I used to run mtn bikes as a regular urban commuter, for years, and currently have my old Trek set up that way....
08-12-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,314
Posted By Brocephus

I didn't think you could remove a correctly...

I didn't think you could remove a correctly vulcanized patch, not without doing further damage. If I got a puncture, through an older patch, I'd probably just take that as an omen, and ditch that...
08-12-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,879
Posted By Brocephus

https://www.amazon.com/Rechargeable-Intensity-Tail...

https://www.amazon.com/Rechargeable-Intensity-Taillight-Waterproof-Backpack/dp/B07JPCHBTJ

I posted the pic in the OP based on it's appearance of being absurdly big and bright. It's a big let-down...
08-12-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,879
Posted By Brocephus

Yep, no doubt, but the product is apparently...

Yep, no doubt, but the product is apparently legit. I got the pic from an ad on Amazon.



I think that thing IS the flux capacitor !
08-12-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,879
Posted By Brocephus

It just occurred to me that it looks suspiciously...

It just occurred to me that it looks suspiciously close to the "neural neutralizer" from the Star Trek episode, "Dagger of the Mind"........:eek:
...
08-12-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,147
Posted By Brocephus

Yep, agreed. While that does seem to be a lot of...

Yep, agreed. While that does seem to be a lot of missing pain for a brand new bike, it's a normal wear spot, and I personally couldn't see myself dragging back to the shop and saying, "guys, we have...
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