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09-17-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,518
Posted By grizzly59

I think I could do my hoovering, dusting, make...

I think I could do my hoovering, dusting, make bread, and walk the dogs in the time it would take me to clean a bike chain properly. If my time is worth anything I should just Amazon me a new chain...
09-15-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,518
Posted By grizzly59

Here in S Ind kerosene is about the same or a...

Here in S Ind kerosene is about the same or a little cheaper than #2D. Marathon’s have a couple pumps separate from the gas pumps.
09-15-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,480
Posted By grizzly59

In the world of Bikedom, The Captain would be the...

In the world of Bikedom, The Captain would be the ultimate authority- pedal forward, gives the feeling of speed and excitement at exploring the road ahead

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,606
Posted By grizzly59

Well I’m a bit of a jerk. The last guy that...

Well I’m a bit of a jerk. The last guy that caught up to me and tucked in like a tick on a dog, I started laughing and had to pull off. Got a dirty look from the gentleman on an shiny red E-bike not...
09-12-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By grizzly59

I’ll take a stab at it- If you can find an edge...

I’ll take a stab at it- If you can find an edge where a rotating part turns around a stationary part, I would use a syringe with some oil and inject oil into the freehub. Spin it around, wait a...
09-11-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,475
Posted By grizzly59

Very interesting, please give us a full report! ...

Very interesting, please give us a full report!

:thumb:
09-07-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,499
Posted By grizzly59

When I ride on the local MUP, calling "passing on...

When I ride on the local MUP, calling "passing on your left" gets a startle response and they swerve left 1 time every 15 or so.
09-07-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 626
Posted By grizzly59

110 deg noodle used with rear brake. Better...

110 deg noodle used with rear brake. Better angle, short housing from noodle to along side the top tube.
09-05-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By grizzly59

Find a way to hold the frame in a level upright...

Find a way to hold the frame in a level upright position Put a bubble level along the pedal edge. Turn the crank and see what the level does.
09-04-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,100
Posted By grizzly59

Can't ride today, transmission has electrical...

Can't ride today, transmission has electrical failures, brake system has hydraulic failures, tubeless tires have an air leak, frame has a hairline crack, I should have bought a better bike than this...
09-04-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,998
Posted By grizzly59

1) Chafing in your crotch 2) Butt comfort ...

1) Chafing in your crotch
2) Butt comfort
3) Keeping cool
4) Managing sweat

That's all I care about. Better cycling clothing usually does those things better.
09-03-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By grizzly59

I like that bike.

I like that bike.
09-03-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,362
Posted By grizzly59

“If we can see through your shorts, do you want...

“If we can see through your shorts, do you want to know?” Put the choice all on them.
09-02-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By grizzly59

You need something usually called a cable stop- ...

You need something usually called a cable stop-

https://www.amazon.com/Origin8-Alloy-Cable-Single-Black/dp/B003BC7MZ0/

Clamps to your top tube 3" or so in front of your seat tube. You need to...
09-01-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By grizzly59

In the end, BB's with pitted parts are a waste of...

In the end, BB's with pitted parts are a waste of effort. It's going to go bad pretty fast. If you have access to a bike co-op, I would bring the bike in and you might luck into a works-great BB...
09-01-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By grizzly59

The way I read it, Ethet is using all Dura-ace...

The way I read it, Ethet is using all Dura-ace parts for the upper, and all Hatta Vesta parts for the lower.
08-31-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By grizzly59

Interesting, makes perfect sense to me. If the...

Interesting, makes perfect sense to me. If the stack height works out, should be good.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,126
Posted By grizzly59

Maybe there is a 46 chainring that will fit your...

Maybe there is a 46 chainring that will fit your crank and FD

https://www.jensonusa.com/SRAM-11-Speed-Chainrings-110BCD
08-28-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By grizzly59

If you are looking for parts there are prob only...

If you are looking for parts there are prob only 3-4 different caps for bike bottles. You can prob find a like new bottle with a cap that fits your bottle at a 2nd hand store for $1-2.
08-28-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By grizzly59

Wile Ethelbert Coyote would like your contact...

Wile Ethelbert Coyote would like your contact information ASAP.
08-28-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 836
Posted By grizzly59

Hypothesis- With a good whack, the styrofoam can...

Hypothesis- With a good whack, the styrofoam can break apart.
Methods-I've cut and peeled the outer plastic off an old helmet and whacked it with a bat. Styro broke apart. Whacked another with the...
08-28-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,430
Posted By grizzly59

why drops? for me, 2 reasons- 1- I can...

why drops? for me, 2 reasons-

1- I can ride 1 gear higher for the same effort, due to less drag.
2- 30mph or faster downhill feels more stable.

I'm 61yo guy, I use a "women's specific...
Forum: Foo
08-25-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 427
Posted By grizzly59

Nobody has ever bet enough on a winning horse.

Nobody has ever bet enough on a winning horse.
Forum: Foo
08-22-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 613
Posted By grizzly59

My Honda Ridgeline and Pilot wear out the rears...

My Honda Ridgeline and Pilot wear out the rears before the fronts. 60k or so on the rears, who knows on the fronts. Rear brakes do less work usually but rear pads also have a lot less surface area.
08-22-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By grizzly59

Sound like you've got it figured out.

Sound like you've got it figured out.
08-22-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By grizzly59

Like Andy said, how much further out does the...

Like Andy said, how much further out does the crank have to go to work the way you want? Along with the spindle length a replacement BB needs the correct shell width as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By grizzly59

That stem looks like maybe you can flip it upside...

That stem looks like maybe you can flip it upside down, +6 or -6.
08-16-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 832
Posted By grizzly59

Some hangers change alignment when a wheel is...

Some hangers change alignment when a wheel is clamped in the dropouts vs no wheel
08-16-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By grizzly59

If you can get a bit of rock polishing grit that...

If you can get a bit of rock polishing grit that feels fairly fine to the touch, you can mix with grease for DIY assembly paste. Or use grease + ground up grill charcoal.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By grizzly59

Check out all the tinted safety glasses at a...

Check out all the tinted safety glasses at a welding supply. Be prepared to spend about $8 for the good ones.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 925
Posted By grizzly59

This used to be the case, the rivets or tiny...

This used to be the case, the rivets or tiny bolts just kept the stack together in the proper alignment. You could build up anything with loose cogs. But ... my newest 9-speed Shimano Ultegra...
08-07-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 657
Posted By grizzly59

I like Velox, if not then Gorilla Tape, but- ...

I like Velox, if not then Gorilla Tape, but-

https://www.notubes.com/stan-s-rim-tape-10yd-x-21mm

FITMENT:Stan's 21mm Rim Tape is recommended for rims with an internal width of 19-21mm.

WHAT...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 925
Posted By grizzly59

Here's another gear calculator just for fun ...

Here's another gear calculator just for fun

Bicycle Gear Calculator (http://gear-calculator.com/)
08-05-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By grizzly59

In a perfect world, looking from the rear toward...

In a perfect world, looking from the rear toward the front, the cog, the upper pulley, and the lower pulley are all centered in the same plane. Practically the lower pulley can be a bit off, but not...
08-02-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,036
Posted By grizzly59

Fresh water soak and rinse immediately after a...

Fresh water soak and rinse immediately after a ride. Then hang on a towel rack over the a/c vent. Dry next morning, no stink. Use detergent once a week or so.
08-01-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By grizzly59

This is pretty easy to read: ...

This is pretty easy to read:

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/frame-sizing.html

You can also put smoother tires on an old 26” mountain bike, may make a good fit.
07-30-21, 04:22 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,672
Posted By grizzly59

This thread is becoming a Bikeforums classic.

This thread is becoming a Bikeforums classic.
07-28-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By grizzly59

Indiana has a hands-free law, "July 1, 2020...

Indiana has a hands-free law,
"July 1, 2020 marked a new day for Hoosiers. The state enacted the hands-free law. Indiana law prohibits drivers from holding mobile devices, such as smartphones and...
07-28-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 836
Posted By grizzly59

I've used rubber grommets from a real hardware...

I've used rubber grommets from a real hardware store before, prob cost 32 cents each. I reamed my mtb rims for schrader tubes just in case, but used presta tubes with a grommet.
07-26-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,672
Posted By grizzly59

Shimo mountain rear derailer. short cage road...

Shimo mountain rear derailer. short cage road won't work. not even close.
07-26-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 797
Posted By grizzly59

Friction shift downtube or bar-end shifters will...

Friction shift downtube or bar-end shifters will work. (somebody yelling out an open window at the Senior Center)
07-26-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,460
Posted By grizzly59

I have used and liked these straps along with...

I have used and liked these straps along with beartrap pedals on a mtb commuter. Toe clips were cutoff resin mtb clips. This was back in the 80's, so long ago my road shoes had wooden soles.
...
07-25-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By grizzly59

I think we have a Bingo ovah heah

I think we have a Bingo ovah heah
07-23-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,460
Posted By grizzly59

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/474x474/cheetah_923f9dcbb5ae6136afea7f1e9a847d7fa698c32d.jpg
07-23-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 843
Posted By grizzly59

I would turn the bike upside down, slowly turn...

I would turn the bike upside down, slowly turn the wheel, try and feel everything as it turns. Completely smooth everywhere? Take the wheel off, take the skewer off, wipe everything off. Turn the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 788
Posted By grizzly59

Don’t overthink it. Offer your $1800, so what if...

Don’t overthink it. Offer your $1800, so what if he doesn’t like it. What’s he going to do, block you? Oh my. You could wait some days, let him argue with some other folks first. After talking to...
07-21-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,785
Posted By grizzly59

If you really want go extreme indoors, rowing...

If you really want go extreme indoors, rowing machine and a bucket
07-20-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,050
Posted By grizzly59

Search google "shimano rd-1055 pdf" for the docs...

Search google "shimano rd-1055 pdf" for the docs on your RD. Look for the model # on your RD, change accordingly. PDF it will tell you how many teeth you can work with. You can bypass some headaches...
07-20-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,785
Posted By grizzly59

If you climb a lot of hills on your bike, I would...

If you climb a lot of hills on your bike, I would say yes. Otherwise, maybe. You need swimming, pullups, pushups, weights for your upper body in addition to cycling.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-14-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By grizzly59

My old mtn bike with v-brakes and kool stop pads...

My old mtn bike with v-brakes and kool stop pads has the best brakes of my 4 bikes. Better than disc brakes. Underrated brake system IMHO. I think you will wreck your frame or fork or both, and...
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