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Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

I wonder if those are the original tires? They...

I wonder if those are the original tires? They came with Mavic tires and tubes and I still have one of the tires in my car in case someone needs it.
Mine also came with freehub bodies for Shimano...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

I think SL. Black bladed spokes. Broke a spoke at...

I think SL. Black bladed spokes. Broke a spoke at least once but the nipples pulled out of the rim 3 times. The first 2 times Mavic warrantied it for me but the third time they said no. I was in 1000...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,918
Posted By big john

I did strap a 2.5 gallon water jug on my rear...

I did strap a 2.5 gallon water jug on my rear rack once. It was 100 degrees in Kansas and I shared.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,918
Posted By big john

I like muffins on a ride! One thing about GMR,...

I like muffins on a ride! One thing about GMR, if you go to the village you can get food at the lodge. They're always happy to see cyclists and even installed a fountain in front for us. Hot days...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,918
Posted By big john

What does your rig typically weigh when loaded...

What does your rig typically weigh when loaded touring?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

K is silent afaik. Seerium. Ride nice, probably...

K is silent afaik. Seerium. Ride nice, probably great for a lighter, less destructive rider than I am.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

Off road tow truck provides sag for marathoners....

Off road tow truck provides sag for marathoners. Over 500 finishers to the race.
Cliffhanger Marathon Run - YouTube
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

I had a pair of those. Multiple failures. Even...

I had a pair of those. Multiple failures. Even had my first taxi ride ever with a broken bike. That was the last time I used them, bought a new rim and sold the pair.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,918
Posted By big john

One time we climbed Hwy 39 from Duarte and at...

One time we climbed Hwy 39 from Duarte and at Highway 2 we stopped to rest and eat and one friend whipped out 2 slices of pizza and the rest of us thought about stealing it from him.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,918
Posted By big john

I wore a 70 oz Camelbak on a climbing day in the...

I wore a 70 oz Camelbak on a climbing day in the local mountains with lots of other cyclists. It was hot and the only thing anyone said was that they wished they had a Camelbak, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

Might be a factor in why my lungs are the way...

Might be a factor in why my lungs are the way they are. Docs say COPD. I always rode sick and worked sick. Sometimes the sickness would go on for weeks upon weeks. Zero common sense.

But we're...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

My bikes all have that and I run the saddle...

My bikes all have that and I run the saddle forward in the clamp.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

Time Waits For No One (Remastered) - YouTube

Time Waits For No One (Remastered) - YouTube
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

Hermes has a very interesting post about this...

Hermes has a very interesting post about this stuff. Any Seniors Used Swift’s Training Plans? - Bike Forums...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

The only Fleetwood Mac album I ever had was...

The only Fleetwood Mac album I ever had was Future Games, the one the video is from. The copy I have is a pale yellow, not green like the one pictured.

I never liked any of the Stevie Nix stuff...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

Maybe because it hits too close to home.

Maybe because it hits too close to home.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

Show Me a Smile - YouTube

Show Me a Smile - YouTube
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

Don't people write off golf as a business expense?

Don't people write off golf as a business expense?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

I was going to suggest he take one of the other...

I was going to suggest he take one of the other bikes apart before bringing in the new one so if she counted whole bikes it would still be 9. Wouldn't work if she sees the finances, though.:)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

I should get a new bike. Or two, or three. Mrs....

I should get a new bike. Or two, or three. Mrs. John doesn't care, we keep our money separate. I can buy whatever I want, I'm just afraid to spend money.

That said, I've been riding the Seven for...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

You know he has like 9 bikes, right?

You know he has like 9 bikes, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

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Late ride start today and it's going to be windy, depending on which weather service you believe. No e-bikes today, just 2 of us going.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

Goatheads are the flat causer of choice here. I...

Goatheads are the flat causer of choice here. I seem to be able to go for a while without any flats then get 3 in succession. Lately I've been getting flats on the mountain bike often as I have been...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

They will probably be fine. Sometimes aftermarket...

They will probably be fine. Sometimes aftermarket pads are noisy or may not wear as well as the oem. Wouldn't bother me to have a little noise and save 75%.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

I went to the club today and 13 of us started...

I went to the club today and 13 of us started together. 2 turned back when we stopped for coffee at 25 miles and the rest of us went another 10+ miles until we split. The fastest group headed to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

Can't blame her for being upset. I don't know...

Can't blame her for being upset. I don't know what you could do except support her, seems like it's out of your control.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

We went to my niece's house for the feast. She...

We went to my niece's house for the feast. She has 2 daughters and my sister lives there, too. It's the only time I see anyone from my family, ever. They only live about 20 miles from me.
12 people...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

It's been too long for me.

It's been too long for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

Can you freeze it?

Can you freeze it?
11-23-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3,306
Views: 853,549
Posted By big john

When I'm not on the road bike I ride this. ...

When I'm not on the road bike I ride this.
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Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

I had a cartridge type BB on a touring bike. We...

I had a cartridge type BB on a touring bike. We were in Kansas or someplace and it was clunking pretty bad. I had a stubbly Snap On screwdriver and I borrowed a claw hammer from the motel we went to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

People walk and ride horses out there. These two...

People walk and ride horses out there. These two decided to climb up the dam, not an easy walk....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

It was a little windy yesterday and we got most...

It was a little windy yesterday and we got most of it on the return trip which is where they wanted to push it, of course. A little tired today I wanted to take the mtb out to the dam and spin around...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

About 22 years ago I was off the bike for 3 weeks...

About 22 years ago I was off the bike for 3 weeks on doctor's orders. It seemed like it would be an eternity but it wasn't that bad. I did some hiking on some steep trails and didn't lose too much. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

Yes, thanks.

Yes, thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

My friend's wife had an IT175, I think it was a...

My friend's wife had an IT175, I think it was a 1982. I'm on the Husqvarna, second from right. I don't know why the image is reversed.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

Jeep

Jeep
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

https://www.thoughtco.com/thmb/3J1zpVE6gxUSFBRBLAk...

https://www.thoughtco.com/thmb/3J1zpVE6gxUSFBRBLAkWo3ukDEg=/2103x1718/filters:fill(auto,1)/1966FordEconolinePickup-56c3933e3df78c0b1397a8ca.JPG
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

That's a shame. My cousin had a Comet like that...

That's a shame. My cousin had a Comet like that and he flipped it around 1985 I think. Crushed the top at a weird angle. He gave it to me and I made a few bucks selling parts.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

Yeah, I would be fine with an e-car, too. It just...

Yeah, I would be fine with an e-car, too. It just wouldn't make sense for me to buy one now. My car cost $3200 out the door 8.5 years ago.

"Elmo", lol. It seems he is melting down before our eyes.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,918
Posted By big john

But the flip side is you have to get that stuff...

But the flip side is you have to get that stuff beforehand unless you happen to luck upon a store that has it on your ride. Maybe not a problem for some to stock up at home but for me it would be an...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,918
Posted By big john

I'd be calling Ralph if I tried it.

I'd be calling Ralph if I tried it.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

Couldn't make it any uglier.

Couldn't make it any uglier.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

One friend who has a Tesla will go on at length...

One friend who has a Tesla will go on at length about how great they are and what a visionary Elon is. He's on his second Type S and is still giddy about it. He rides an e-bike these days so he...
11-21-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,415
Posted By big john

Is there any other way?

Is there any other way?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,671
Posted By big john

Beaters rule.

Beaters rule.
11-21-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,415
Posted By big john

It was a bit of a strange choice but in the...

It was a bit of a strange choice but in the context of the movie it worked. The 4 door S-10s all had the 4.3, one of 2 versions. Great engines.

After she got the bonus check she could buy any car...
11-21-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,415
Posted By big john

Actually that body came out in 1982. I had a 1986...

Actually that body came out in 1982. I had a 1986 with the crappy 2.8 engine and I drove that thing for 18 years.

Turbochargers are more common now than ever before. It's a way to get more power...
11-21-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,415
Posted By big john

I lived here during the 1960s with the terrible...

I lived here during the 1960s with the terrible air pollution of that era. It's sooo much better now even though there are millions more cars on the road.

I can't even imagine how much worse the...
11-21-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,415
Posted By big john

Sorry I couldn't be there but I was in the Los...

Sorry I couldn't be there but I was in the Los Angeles area.
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