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09-22-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,792
Posted By Charliekeet

Others have covered it well. I'll just add my...

Others have covered it well. I'll just add my own experience on crushed stone trails near me is it's fine if the tires are on the skinny side IF
1. you're comfortable and confident on that...
09-17-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 203
Posted By Charliekeet

Do you mean 28" wheels? A 28" frame would be for...

Do you mean 28" wheels? A 28" frame would be for a giant... What does it say on the side of the tires? What you're describing is likely 700c, which is ISO 622mm, closer to 29 inches and is the...
09-17-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 203
Posted By Charliekeet

Does it say earthquake, or "Quake?" If it's...

Does it say earthquake, or "Quake?" If it's Quake, is it a small bike, perhaps for children? There is a Raleigh model called that if you Google...
09-08-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,204
Posted By Charliekeet

I always wondered why they used the branding for...

I always wondered why they used the branding for a ROAD bike, too. Would make way more sense to see it on an MTB.
As I've said elsewhere though, that's the whole reason that people take notice of...
09-08-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,204
Posted By Charliekeet

Okay LifeNovice1 - my honest reply to that would...

Okay LifeNovice1 - my honest reply to that would be to ask you to take a look at this thread and note that for the same amount of money, one can find HIGH quality bikes which will work for half a...
09-07-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 489
Posted By Charliekeet

Can't go wrong for $45! Heck, I'd have paid that...

Can't go wrong for $45! Heck, I'd have paid that just for the frame OR the parts. Looks like a decent frame pump too!
09-03-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Charliekeet

It's fine - localized damage: ...

It's fine - localized damage:
https://www.capecod.com/cape-wide-news/breaking-ef-0-tornado-confirmed-in-dennis/
09-01-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,097
Posted By Charliekeet

Oh Good God, Lemon. :notamused: Moisture...

Oh Good God, Lemon. :notamused:

Moisture (the OP): If you want regular general purpose tennis shoes to wear for riding on flat pedals, go with something that has a reasonably flat and somewhat...
Forum: Foo
09-01-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 846
Posted By Charliekeet

Great idea! Can't believe I never thought of it...

Great idea! Can't believe I never thought of it - I like a wrapped steering wheel, and most cheap non-factory stuff feels, uh, cheap and nasty, so this may be a good cost-effective way to get a...
08-31-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,345
Posted By Charliekeet

100% that's it. I can't believe people actually...

100% that's it. I can't believe people actually try and find a dumb buyer who will send them some money ahead of receiving the item.
08-30-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By Charliekeet

Sure, you can go from twist grip to lever/trigger...

Sure, you can go from twist grip to lever/trigger type shifters.
08-28-21, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By Charliekeet

Absolutely not. Rough shape, fine for general...

Absolutely not. Rough shape, fine for general riding, but a very easily-found type of bike. Needs an overhaul - if everything works, Iíd start at $100 and not go too far at all
08-27-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By Charliekeet

H. Lloyd really do have amazing and interesting...

H. Lloyd really do have amazing and interesting things. Bought this on a whim earlier this year.

...
08-26-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,430
Posted By Charliekeet

Maybe post pics of the bikes (plural) as theyíre...

Maybe post pics of the bikes (plural) as theyíre currently set up, and people could suggest changes or components that might make the drops more usable without ruining everything else.
08-24-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,896
Posted By Charliekeet

Six: 4 from the current century (adult...

Six:

4 from the current century (adult cyclocross bike, kidsí road bike, adult xc mtb, and adult hybrid).
2 from the last two decades of the last century (adult road racing bike, early womensí...
08-20-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By Charliekeet

Yup, near me maybe 150 originally, and at least...

Yup, near me maybe 150 originally, and at least 200 now
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Charliekeet

Hereís the listing on fbook so people can check...

Hereís the listing on fbook so people can check it out- (I canít save/upload pics at the moment):
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/615433606090671/
08-19-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,449
Posted By Charliekeet

Iíll wager that you had it right in this one. Too...

Iíll wager that you had it right in this one. Too much hard work on the front of the knees despite (reportedly) having things in the right relationships, plus complaining of creaking (possibly...
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Charliekeet

If not yet able to post pictures, put the pics in...

If not yet able to post pictures, put the pics in your profile album (or paste a link to the vine youíre looking at).

In my book, no, thatís not worth $475 (and I love Cannondales). Shoot for at...
08-19-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,158
Posted By Charliekeet

A.K.A. kick the bucket, buy the farm, etc :p

A.K.A. kick the bucket, buy the farm, etc :p
08-19-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,345
Posted By Charliekeet

Iíve also had a higher % of ďrealĒ responses when...

Iíve also had a higher % of ďrealĒ responses when posting stuff for free, and Iím always shocked at how quickly things just left out with a ďFreeĒ sign are snapped up. Even big things, like heavy...
08-19-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,013
Posted By Charliekeet

Ditto. Icebreaker GT jacket- love it. Itís...

Ditto. Icebreaker GT jacket- love it. Itís vented, but definitely not a summer piece. I like merino, but Iíve never even seen a hot-weather merino jersey, so Iím learning from this thread!
08-13-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,345
Posted By Charliekeet

As I've posted before, I've dealt with people on...

As I've posted before, I've dealt with people on Craigslist that I was 100% certain were spammer/phishing/sketchy types who then turned out to be regular people and we completed the transaction just...
08-13-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 20,562
Views: 3,590,620
Posted By Charliekeet

All of the text in that ad is really annoying. It...

All of the text in that ad is really annoying. It would have to be a truly unbelievable deal on something special for me to deal with someone who writes like that!
08-12-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,360
Posted By Charliekeet

I like pretty much all the SunTour Cyclone/GT...

I like pretty much all the SunTour Cyclone/GT series, and even though Disraeli Gears (https://www.disraeligears.co.uk/site/suntour_cyclone_derailleur_6000.html) can't stand its beefier pulley cage...
08-11-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 703
Posted By Charliekeet

If it were just a question of bike vs. drive, it...

If it were just a question of bike vs. drive, it might. It depends on what one is looking for/in need of, but industry-wide it may indeed serve to keep demand for bikes higher than "usual" as in,...
08-11-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By Charliekeet

Made me chuckle too. "Our journalistic integrity...

Made me chuckle too. "Our journalistic integrity is responsive yet stiff." :D
08-09-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,875
Posted By Charliekeet

We've tried them too. They do seem to to work as...

We've tried them too. They do seem to to work as well, although on my skin for some reason it was irritating. (Not much, but still.) May have been the other stuff in it though, IDK.
We have a range...
08-09-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 657
Posted By Charliekeet

IMHO a better choice if you don't have real rim...

IMHO a better choice if you don't have real rim strips or tape on hand would be "hockey" tape, a.k.a. grip tape. It's like that cloth medical tape, but less slippery and as far as I can tell,...
08-06-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By Charliekeet

The "eyelet" thing on the right side is not an...

The "eyelet" thing on the right side is not an eyelet - it's just a place to grab and turn what is a quick-open mechanism; swing up (like the position it's in now) and it enables you to loosen the...
08-05-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 776
Posted By Charliekeet

The good news is you've learned re: the hanger,...

The good news is you've learned re: the hanger, which is most definitely replaceable, inexpensive, and normal to have to be replaced or straightened (and that's much better vs. the actual frame...
08-05-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By Charliekeet

Hi. I see a set on eBay for $100, which sure...

Hi. I see a set on eBay for $100, which sure seems like a lot, but IDK...
And I assume you've tried this page, but thought I'd post it in case there's a way for you to transition to a newer...
08-05-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,700
Posted By Charliekeet

Yeah, it's fine to go into a circle with a stop...

Yeah, it's fine to go into a circle with a stop sign while someone else is still in it. One just has to definitively STOP before entering, whether there's someone to yield to or not.

And that's...
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By Charliekeet

Cheap, so buy both and assess which is better...

Cheap, so buy both and assess which is better quality/functioning of each frame, bars, each component, and put together the best of both on one bike. The leftovers are spare parts for you.
08-03-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,432
Posted By Charliekeet

I wouldn't bother putting one in a tire/wheel...

I wouldn't bother putting one in a tire/wheel location, because those are too likely to be separated from the bike if it's stolen. I think where you have it (betw. crankarm and chainrings) or inside...
07-29-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 951
Posted By Charliekeet

Seriously, they always look screwed-up and kinda...

Seriously, they always look screwed-up and kinda ancient. :p Would be weird to see one with clear, shiny graphics.
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By Charliekeet

Hi. Bike looks clean, and the seller sounds...

Hi. Bike looks clean, and the seller sounds confident that it's in running condition, nothing stuck, and has some decent parts, BUT:
That's too much dough for this. 360 euro for a late 80s, downtube...
Replies: 8
Views: 3,663
Posted By Charliekeet

I mean, he was preparing to sell off the...

I mean, he was preparing to sell off the components three years ago, so I'm gonna bet on "No!" ;)
07-29-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 951
Posted By Charliekeet

I think it's fine too. It's not like you put...

I think it's fine too. It's not like you put modern Trek decals on it, or another brand. :)
07-29-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 575
Posted By Charliekeet

numlok , create an album - people can view photos...

numlok , create an album - people can view photos in your profile.
07-29-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,700
Posted By Charliekeet

I have always suspected that a LOT of people...

I have always suspected that a LOT of people simply do not know what yield means. And even those who do approach the rotary trying not to stop if at all possible (rather than assuming you WILL have...
07-24-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,096
Posted By Charliekeet

Not surprised. On the other subject, I agree that...

Not surprised. On the other subject, I agree that sight lines are worse (and have been for a long, long time) in modern vehicles, and thatís due not just to blocky hoods on trucks but also vehicles...
07-23-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20,562
Views: 3,590,620
Posted By Charliekeet

Painful to look at.

Painful to look at.
07-23-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By Charliekeet

You want to mount a 1x chainring to the inside of...

You want to mount a 1x chainring to the inside of your crank spider? Sure, there's a bunch of narrow-wide 1x rings you could get, but you need to know the BCD (bolt circle diameter) measurements of...
07-23-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,096
Posted By Charliekeet

Very sad, and enraging, actually. The displayed...

Very sad, and enraging, actually.
The displayed link https://youtu.be/XrTbAPq2Xu8 you have there is for the story on YouTube - but the URL when you click it you have going to a FoxNews story about...
07-20-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,328
Posted By Charliekeet

Wife’s bike is a Giant WSD type, and I had an...

Wife’s bike is a Giant WSD type, and I had an RS940 as a kid and loved it. Her next will likely be a Liv. Keep doing what you do!
07-20-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 550
Posted By Charliekeet

Agreed, we've seen a bunch of these lately, and I...

Agreed, we've seen a bunch of these lately, and I had one myself after not having anything stuck for years. Non-drive side was not a prob, drive side couple days of PB Blaster and cranking it led to...
07-18-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,087
Posted By Charliekeet

I donít get why youíd think Wout van Aert was...

I donít get why youíd think Wout van Aert was ďallowedĒ to win that. It wasnít just some random guy who won- itís freakiní Wout van Aert, who was ahead of Cavendish for most of the lap, no?

Also,...
07-18-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,683
Posted By Charliekeet

Right. That familiar branding attracting eyes is...

Right. That familiar branding attracting eyes is the reason the bike exists (and why it sells in numbers large enough to be readily found in the used market).

Itís literally what makes people...
07-18-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,320
Posted By Charliekeet

Agreed, except I suspect the OP isnít using...

Agreed, except I suspect the OP isnít using clipless to be like the pros.

You may get people saying this is harsh, but I agree- thereís enough for me to think about and watch out for without...
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