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08-16-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,834
Posted By Bigbus

Seriously? I've seen this happen a few times...

Seriously?

I've seen this happen a few times now on these forums. I must be in the wrong place. I thought censorship was only on FB, Twits, and Utube.
Bye
Forum: Commuting
08-16-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,319
Posted By Bigbus

I looked at a piece of property a few years back...

I looked at a piece of property a few years back that sat on a corner with a school just a couple of blocks down the street in one direction and a convenience store just a block down the street in...
08-16-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,126
Posted By Bigbus

I absolutely love my Rock Bros. When I got rid of...

I absolutely love my Rock Bros. When I got rid of my MTB I put them on my road bike I love them so much. I rode hard with combat boots before switching to road and must have well over 10K with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,437
Posted By Bigbus

The 105 is a great group set. Some call it bullet...

The 105 is a great group set. Some call it bullet proof, but that would be an exaggeration. The Ultegra is better only in the respect of it's lighter, or so that is the most commonly held opinion....
08-15-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 560
Posted By Bigbus

That Taz1200 looks like a landing gear light for...

That Taz1200 looks like a landing gear light for a C-130 LOL
08-15-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 560
Posted By Bigbus

I run AA rechargeable on the front light and USB...

I run AA rechargeable on the front light and USB rechargeable on the tail lights. I like them both. I carry a spare AA in my pack and keep a couple fully charged at home that I rotate with. The USB...
08-15-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,191
Posted By Bigbus

I have a multitool that includes a chain breaker...

I have a multitool that includes a chain breaker and a missing link. Only one time I' ve needed them and that was when a chainlink tightened up and caused skipping. I used the chain breaker to put...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,437
Posted By Bigbus

I have never ridden an Orbea Terra, but it looks...

I have never ridden an Orbea Terra, but it looks like a bike I could really enjoy. Good luck
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,437
Posted By Bigbus

Make sure the seller knows that you intend to...

Make sure the seller knows that you intend to test ride it and if he won't loan you a set of pedals (assuming it doesn't have any) that you bring some with, even cheap ones. Just don't expect the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,437
Posted By Bigbus

Definitely would write off any that the seller...

Definitely would write off any that the seller isn't quick to get back to you and start with the local ones that are easiest to go look at and test ride. I'm 71 and have gone through a lot of bikes...
08-12-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 914
Posted By Bigbus

The insulated pants are nothing more than tights...

The insulated pants are nothing more than tights with a liner like most wind breakers have. They breathe, are comfortable, and stop the wind chill factor.
08-11-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 914
Posted By Bigbus

Yep, I tried a pair of my wife's stretchies a few...

Yep, I tried a pair of my wife's stretchies a few years back for under snow pants while working snow patrols and although they were tight, they worked. I now have several pair of my own that I wear...
08-10-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,191
Posted By Bigbus

When I MTBed I always carried the gear because I...

When I MTBed I always carried the gear because I didn't want to push a bike for miles. But pinch flats are a reality if your really pushing yourself. At least they were for me on regular tires and...
08-10-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 914
Posted By Bigbus

Seattle, huh, you know all about wet weather...

Seattle, huh, you know all about wet weather riding. The pedals are clip-less on one side and platform on the other. I've experimented with riding it in jump boots and it worked a lot better than I...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,319
Posted By Bigbus

I know this is getting a little off topic, but...

I know this is getting a little off topic, but when I worked on the Nat'l Forest it was surprising how many 'hunters' put up "Private Property" signs. I use the term 'hunters' loosely.
Forum: Commuting
08-10-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,319
Posted By Bigbus

Are you going to reimburse me for the wear and...

Are you going to reimburse me for the wear and tear?
08-10-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 914
Posted By Bigbus

Riding PCH way north of the bay. No freezing...

Riding PCH way north of the bay. No freezing unless you go inland, but lots of salty sea mists, sand and rain, and fast moving traffic that sprays it over everything.
Forum: Commuting
08-10-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,319
Posted By Bigbus

That's kind of like saying, "I paid insurance...

That's kind of like saying, "I paid insurance premium, but didn't use the insurance. Do I get my premium back?" Same difference. You keep people off your property on the off chance something happens.
Forum: Commuting
08-10-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,319
Posted By Bigbus

Lots of times the roads are open to the public,...

Lots of times the roads are open to the public, but the property, be it a condo, house, or vacant lot, is not, even though the road is not publicly owned. Lots of times those roads don't lead...
08-08-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,983
Posted By Bigbus

I don't need to hear those things. I can feel my...

I don't need to hear those things. I can feel my bike through my bones and when something isn't right, I know it. As for little pops and crreks, those could just be my old bones.
08-07-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,325
Posted By Bigbus

I ride out on a road that runs parallel to the...

I ride out on a road that runs parallel to the ocean with only campers and occasional ATVers buzzing along it with NO lights. I have very bright lights frt and rear plus blinking lights on my helmet....
08-07-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,983
Posted By Bigbus

I now have 3 sets of BT Buds and I never ride...

I now have 3 sets of BT Buds and I never ride without them in. Not all at the same time, idiot. I still hear lots of things when my music is playing, I just choose to ignore them. Without buds, all I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By Bigbus

Everyday I ride on sand and except for the deep...

Everyday I ride on sand and except for the deep stuff it's no trouble. Gotta watch the corners though. With that said, I use wax on my chains so less sticks to them, but the only real issue is when...
08-01-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 6,529
Posted By Bigbus

On a motorcycle it's still all left arm here in...

On a motorcycle it's still all left arm here in the states.
08-01-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Bigbus

I think you need a "rain bike". Just my opinion....

I think you need a "rain bike". Just my opinion. haha
07-31-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 912
Posted By Bigbus

Did it skip with the OLD chain? If not, do like I...

Did it skip with the OLD chain? If not, do like I did and keep the OLD chain and current cassette as a pair for emergency use. You could always put the old chain back on until you get your new...
07-31-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 914
Posted By Bigbus

I don't know about spraying the entire bike with...

I don't know about spraying the entire bike with tire dressing, but I do hose it off with fresh water and reoil after almost every ride. The salt and sand gets into everything when it's wet out,...
07-30-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 914
Posted By Bigbus

Prepping the Old Gal for Winter

Last year I spent a lot of time at the gym riding a stationary and blaming the weather. While I enjoyed it and stayed in shape, I have a different plan for this winter. Since I have a foul weather...
07-30-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,100
Posted By Bigbus

I don't fault you for your choice at all. I spent...

I don't fault you for your choice at all. I spent a lot of time on a stationary bike last winter when the weather wouldn't cooperate and with either my kindle on the bars or ear buds in, I enjoyed...
07-29-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,439
Posted By Bigbus

I like electronics and gadgets, but I really like...

I like electronics and gadgets, but I really like my helmet mirror. I spend a lot of time checking the mirror and keeping an eye on what's around me and what's coming. I do think the Varia is great,...
07-28-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By Bigbus

You forgot the main one...MIS-Used Path

You forgot the main one...MIS-Used Path
07-28-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By Bigbus

My Utter Partner

My Utter Partner
07-28-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 766
Posted By Bigbus

Is this the '86 Panasonic you've been messing...

Is this the '86 Panasonic you've been messing with?
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 4,125
Posted By Bigbus

Okay, I've been giving this a lot of thought and...

Okay, I've been giving this a lot of thought and I think I might have come up with the perfect hobby. Cost is entirely up to you. But just rem ember, you get what you pay for.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 907
Posted By Bigbus

Okay, my bad. I assumed the FDR was already...

Okay, my bad. I assumed the FDR was already installed and properly aligned since it was a new bike from a shop with a bike mechanic so I kinda skipped steps 1 and 2. I also assumed that the OP new...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 907
Posted By Bigbus

Ouch! That's harsh. I watched the video and I...

Ouch! That's harsh. I watched the video and I would have sworn he adjusted the hi/lo before proceeding. But irregardless, I did mine that way with zero problems and it functions just fine. I'm sorry...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 994
Posted By Bigbus

On my old Giant, I put the last freewheel and...

On my old Giant, I put the last freewheel and chain together in a bag for emergency use because they still worked great together, just not with new partners.
07-26-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 534
Posted By Bigbus

No, they'll look the same and both will use...

No, they'll look the same and both will use square taper cranks. Rolla might have offered the best suggestion with removing the bracket, inspect it for play and resistance and put a little grease on...
07-25-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 534
Posted By Bigbus

A quick search says that bike came with a sealed...

A quick search says that bike came with a sealed bottom bracket set and Shimano 600 EX crank set. Have you tried wiggling a pedal side to side and see if the crank arm has any play in it? I doubt if...
07-25-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,029
Posted By Bigbus

I could tell you where to put the bungees, but I...

I could tell you where to put the bungees, but I don't want to get kicked off the forum
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 907
Posted By Bigbus

Just for haha's, I would set the limit screws...

Just for haha's, I would set the limit screws before I adjusted the cable tension just so I know something is right.
07-25-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,969
Posted By Bigbus

When I led a S&R team on the Nat'l Forest I...

When I led a S&R team on the Nat'l Forest I absolutely loved it when we got a call and were given exact coordinates thanks to the portable beacons that many hikers carried. Good on you. Hopefully you...
07-24-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,969
Posted By Bigbus

I switched to road biking. My wife is much...

I switched to road biking. My wife is much happier as she feels I am safer on the side of a busy highway than alone crashing down a mountainside. I'm 71 now and switched when I was 69. And yeah, I...
07-23-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,330
Posted By Bigbus

They were kids, kids have energy. I was doing...

They were kids, kids have energy. I was doing 21.8MPH (GPS) the other day and a large lady in her forties passed me on a fat tire bike. You think you feel bad? I yelled at her as she blew by "You're...
07-22-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By Bigbus

I really like my Rock Bros. They're big pedals.

I really like my Rock Bros. They're big pedals.
07-22-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By Bigbus

Duh, if it were me, I'd either replace it or take...

Duh, if it were me, I'd either replace it or take it to the shop. Unless you like that gear, then just ride it/
07-21-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By Bigbus

You will have to adjust the front DR either way,...

You will have to adjust the front DR either way, so give it a shot.
07-21-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By Bigbus

I used 30wt oil on the keys and springs and then...

I used 30wt oil on the keys and springs and then packed the bearings with grease just to hold them in place while reassembling. Like mentioned earlier, the only time there's movement inside a...
Forum: Foo
07-21-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 4,125
Posted By Bigbus

Anyone for Pickle Ball?

Anyone for Pickle Ball?
07-21-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By Bigbus

I'm all ears.

I'm all ears.
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