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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...
09-12-21, 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...
09-07-21, 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.
09-05-21, 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.
09-01-21, 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.
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...
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.
08-07-21, 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...
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.
07-10-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 555
Posted By grizzly59

If you have a good feel with a 5lb hammer, you...

If you have a good feel with a 5lb hammer, you can tighten up that Park wrench with a few well placed whacks.
07-09-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,131
Posted By grizzly59

Maybe these- ...

Maybe these-

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-NA-in-Removal-tool/1002599840

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-Removal-Tool/1002633308
06-28-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,951
Posted By grizzly59

He is a consummate professional. I'll bet he's...

He is a consummate professional. I'll bet he's got burn scars on his fingers from sticking forks into the outlets. Keep him away from big fireworks and slingshots.
06-28-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,951
Posted By grizzly59

I knew of a guy who carried a stick bungeed to...

I knew of a guy who carried a stick bungeed to his frame. He took it out while riding and had some kind of fumblebumble and dropped it through the spokes in his rear wheel. Wrecked the wheel,...
Forum: Foo
06-26-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,034
Posted By grizzly59

I blow my irrigation with a 30+ gal cast iron oil...

I blow my irrigation with a 30+ gal cast iron oil bath compressor and it’s barely big enough.
Forum: Foo
06-23-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,071
Posted By grizzly59

:popcorn

:popcorn
Forum: Foo
06-23-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,034
Posted By grizzly59

Modern day tools lack some of the finish details...

Modern day tools lack some of the finish details when they’re assembled. Sounds like a piece of mould flash, etc left for you to break in. Oil oil and more oil down the air inlet, aim the exhaust at...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,315
Posted By grizzly59

Group ride blowing stop signs and lights. Driver...

Group ride blowing stop signs and lights. Driver coming from the left and going straight through the intersection on her green light is a 5’ 2” 91 year old driving a Oldsmobile 98 who the DMV hasn’t...
06-17-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By grizzly59

harbor freight has a set of needle files for less...

harbor freight has a set of needle files for less than 5 bucks. I need magnifiers, but you should be able to straighten out the threads enough by hand to get things to screw together properly.
06-16-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By grizzly59

Mount the fork sensor on the part of the fork...

Mount the fork sensor on the part of the fork attached to the wheel axle, it doesn't move relative to the wheel.
06-05-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,001
Posted By grizzly59

13 mph isn't high speed. It should ride like...

13 mph isn't high speed. It should ride like it's on rails from 0 - 40+ at least. Take it back to the dealer, don't accept anything other than a perfect bike. It's not right for you to diag / fix...
05-30-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,515
Posted By grizzly59

I swear by muscle rollers, mine looks kinda like...

I swear by muscle rollers, mine looks kinda like this:
...
05-21-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By grizzly59

14er with a fixed gear. This Bud's for you, bro.

14er with a fixed gear. This Bud's for you, bro.
05-16-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By grizzly59

Bubbles inside the lines give you spongy brakes....

Bubbles inside the lines give you spongy brakes. Proper bleeding gets rid of the sponginess. I don’t understand how you were getting more air in the brake lines in the middle of your ride then at the...
05-05-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,492
Posted By grizzly59

Andy Hampsten grew up in Grand Forks ND, learned...

Andy Hampsten grew up in Grand Forks ND, learned to battle the open prairie winds riding the county roads. Wind = a hill that never ends.
05-04-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 915
Posted By grizzly59

I looked at the pic of your tire, center band is...

I looked at the pic of your tire, center band is smooth. If you are really adventurous you could try making marks across the band with a soldering iron. With a light touch it might work. Who...
05-02-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,279
Posted By grizzly59

Some gloves this works: stick the fingers of...

Some gloves this works: stick the fingers of your other hand in between the palm of the glove and the palm of your hand. You can try palms together or the other way. Push where the fingers of the...
04-14-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 885
Posted By grizzly59

Check the cable. Shift to the big rear cog, chain...

Check the cable. Shift to the big rear cog, chain on that cog. Without turning the crank, shift to the small, now there's slack. Pull the housings free from the frame cable stops. Lots of slack. Move...
04-02-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,445
Posted By grizzly59

"1/2 inch copper tube ziptied to the front as...

"1/2 inch copper tube ziptied to the front as makeshift aerobars," seriously? I think you're walleye fishing
04-01-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 953
Posted By grizzly59

Smash that 30yo helmet with a hammer and find a...

Smash that 30yo helmet with a hammer and find a new one.
03-21-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By grizzly59

Plastic tub(s) + lids, quart, gallon slide lock...

Plastic tub(s) + lids, quart, gallon slide lock freezer bags.
Forum: Foo
03-17-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,296
Posted By grizzly59

Lacrosse stick. Small dogs- attack length, medium...

Lacrosse stick. Small dogs- attack length, medium dogs- well, duh, a middie stick, large dogs- defense stick. Jumbo dogs- goalie stick, but for strength and proper leverage an ash handle may be...
03-10-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,763
Posted By grizzly59

Point much in your favor, you have mech skills...

Point much in your favor, you have mech skills and can wrench your own bikes. The cheapest and easiest way to upgrade your bike if your craigslist / FB Marketplace is functional like mine: Find a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,920
Posted By grizzly59

Looks to me like a way to convince folks to spend...

Looks to me like a way to convince folks to spend $400US for handlebars and a stem.
02-21-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,164
Posted By grizzly59

If I was Decathlon I would be sending you an...

If I was Decathlon I would be sending you an apology, a new chain cut to the proper length and the quicklink most rikki tic. Every KMC I've used has been great.
02-21-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By grizzly59

Aluminum is funny, everything looks good as you...

Aluminum is funny, everything looks good as you straighten whatever piece you're working with, then all of a sudden it just gives way permanently too far the other way. Steel is predictable, Al not...
02-21-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,192
Posted By grizzly59

Can you post a picture of the inside of your rim...

Can you post a picture of the inside of your rim showing the nipples and spoke ends? I'm baffled as to why the folks who actually make the rim can't post an accurate ERD. If you can figure out a...
02-18-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,803
Posted By grizzly59

All I can say- your cardiologist is the heart...

All I can say- your cardiologist is the heart specialist, I would take her advice. You did say she was excellent.
02-16-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 803
Posted By grizzly59

Absolutely no. Period. No.

Absolutely no. Period. No.
02-14-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,098
Posted By grizzly59

Around here you can find hybrid bikes on...

Around here you can find hybrid bikes on craigslist. Many look like somebody bought them for exercise and gave up after a few months.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 11,451
Posted By grizzly59

Rim brakes are brick simple, most issues can be...

Rim brakes are brick simple, most issues can be fixed by the rider on the fly good enough to finish the race with minimal time loss. Issues with disk brakes / rotors that would cause any extra...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,992
Posted By grizzly59

You need enough tire pressure to protect the rim...

You need enough tire pressure to protect the rim you have from the road conditions you ride on. A pinch flat is a tube / tire issue, but denting your rim in a pothole / on broken pavement is hugely...
01-30-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 739
Posted By grizzly59

Never had a prob with black ones from NAPA

Never had a prob with black ones from NAPA
01-22-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,269
Posted By grizzly59

Agree absolutely. I would even say idiots are...

Agree absolutely. I would even say idiots are wicked dangerous, period. 1-delta-10-tangos are absolutely ingenious at thwarting all possible attempts at tamping / slowing / reducing / stopping their...
01-21-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,867
Posted By grizzly59

I input all of the coefficients for the function...

I input all of the coefficients for the function variables, the answer was that I require aCarl's Jr. ˝ LB. Guacamole Bacon Thickburger every ride:

...
Forum: Triathlon
01-19-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,680
Posted By grizzly59

Like Dan said, swim for a block of time, don't...

Like Dan said, swim for a block of time, don't bother counting laps.

I am addicted to one of these:

https://www.amazon.com/FINIS-Underwater-Bone-Conduction-Player/dp/B0169RSNPG/
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