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Velo Vol 09-17-21 03:20 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22234479)
Isn't it about time to re-cork the spit valve?

It doesn't have cork.

Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22234478)
That's called patina.

There's some of this, or whatever, inside on the valves themselves. But outside the valves, where you hold it, silver plating has wore off. I think it would have to be refinished to be shiny again. Sad.

big john 09-17-21 03:21 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22234633)
Any 4 year old can ride a bike, right?

When Greg Lemond won SI Sportsman of the Year in 1989 some sports writer couldn't understand why he was picked over Joe Montana. He said something like "Even I can ride a bicycle up a goddamn mountain".
Some other writer said "Even I could toss a little pass to Jerry Rice if the line protected me".

Mojo31 09-17-21 03:21 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22234662)
It's not? :eek:

Actually, there is one 12-volt battery in my car to operate things like the door locks and accessory power. The real battery is a 800-volt system.

But, I don't know how that stuff works. I just drive it and leave the rest of that stuff to the Big Johns of the world. I'd just f it up if I tried to wrench anything on today's cars.

genejockey 09-17-21 03:25 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22234678)
It doesn't have cork.

Then it's DEFINITELY time to recork!

big john 09-17-21 03:26 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22234561)
"It's just, like, 1000 D-cell batteries under the seats, right?"


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22234579)
10,000.


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22234662)
It's not? :eek:


BillyD 09-17-21 03:44 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22234679)
When Greg Lemond won SI Sportsman of the Year in 1989 some sports writer couldn't understand why he was picked over Joe Montana. He said something like "Even I can ride a bicycle up a goddamn mountain".
Some other writer said "Even I could toss a little pass to Jerry Rice if the line protected me".

The same thing happened with Lance one year, and the football guys in particular were all up in arms over his nomination. I myself have some feelings that would not sit well on this forum. They may do well to have sub categories for that award.

MoAlpha 09-17-21 04:34 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22234593)
Since I started waxing my chains, I now feel like washing the bike is a purely cosmetic thing, so I don't bother with it too often. I think that I've washed it twice this year... maybe three times.

I just can’t put a bike away too dirty. Mine get hosed off with a gentle, low-volume spray on sweaty or muddy days. However, I just changed the cassette on the R3 and thought I was going to have to use a torch and a hammer to free it up. I wonder how much of that was sweat and how much rinse.

big john 09-17-21 04:42 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22234779)
I just can’t put a bike away too dirty. Mine get hosed off with a gentle, low-volume spray on sweaty or muddy days. However, I just changed the cassette on the R3 and thought I was going to have to use a torch and a hammer to free it up. I wonder how much of that was sweat and how much rinse.

I think I've only ever washed a road bike a few times. Almost never, actually. Even when I have ridden in the wet I just use Pledge. I wash the mtb once in a while but it goes in mud.

seedsbelize2 09-17-21 04:47 PM

I worked on my two main rides this afternoon. I put a rack and a bar end mirror on the Trek 930 and cleaned the threads and put blue loctite on the nds of the cartridge bb of the Paramount. I was surprised to see rack/fender brazeons on that bike. They had to be special ordered by the op. If that bike could talk, I would love to hear what it has to say.

LAJ 09-17-21 04:49 PM

Veloshine for the win. I do ride in rain and snow, so sometimes I do have to bust out the hose.

big john 09-17-21 04:55 PM

Back when we had winter-ish weather I didn't even clean my bike for months sometimes.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...84d16c82be.jpg

Velo Vol 09-17-21 04:58 PM

Speaking of silver, does anyone know if Windex is OK to use on tarnish/other?

I've seen some of the internets say yes. Others, no.

genejockey 09-17-21 05:11 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22234810)
Back when we had winter-ish weather I didn't even clean my bike for months sometimes.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...84d16c82be.jpg

Aren't you the guy who's always breaking things? Hmmmmm.....

genejockey 09-17-21 05:14 PM

Ebay keeps getting stranger. Recently, I've been receiving offers on items that I put on my 'Watch List', generally within a day or so. Usually, I don't respond, because the offers aren't THAT great anyway.

Now, Ebay is sending me messages that the offers have expired, and what am I going to do about that, anyway?

Same thing I did about the offer - Nothing.

big john 09-17-21 05:18 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22234827)
Aren't you the guy who's always breaking things? Hmmmmm.....

I'm Mr (lack of) Maintenance!

LesterOfPuppets 09-17-21 06:00 PM

Mackinac Island update:

A little cloudy, the cannon seems to be fending off intruders from St. Ignace.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...397931f59c.jpg

DougRNS 09-17-21 06:11 PM

I have no comment about the insurance card tossing incident.

indyfabz 09-17-21 06:19 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22234000)
Reminds me of this:
https://youtu.be/8Nlbj1t99m8

It was ‘posed to.

indyfabz 09-17-21 06:20 PM

Big tree at my former high school.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ffe91b6b0.jpeg

DougRNS 09-17-21 06:23 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22234889)
It was ‘posed to.

the plan worked. All I have to say about the picture is; hey man nice shot.

bampilot06 09-17-21 06:24 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22234879)
Mackinac Island update:

A little cloudy, the cannon seems to be fending off intruders from St. Ignace.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...397931f59c.jpg


where are you?!

LesterOfPuppets 09-17-21 06:27 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22234900)
where are you?!

Not on Mackinac, unfortunately. That's an update from a friend.

It wasn't that bad in PHX today, bit still too hot. We had some spotty cloud cover which was very nice.

And they had the gates open on the Central Ave lateral off of the Arizona Canal.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9f0f13511a.jpg

Velo Vol 09-17-21 06:33 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22234883)
I have no comment about the insurance card tossing incident.

One is not needed. Eric F summed it all up in post #9275

DougRNS 09-17-21 06:38 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22234906)
One is not needed. Eric F summed it all up in post #9275

I don't think you know sarcasm when you see it.

Velo Vol 09-17-21 06:39 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22234892)
Big tree at my former high school.

Nice moss. Species?


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22234902)
And they had the gates open on the Central Ave lateral off of the Arizona Canal.

That's a drainage ditch.


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