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01-29-23, 08:17 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 7,609
Posted By Sorcerer

Much respect to drinkers who ride and exercise as...

Much respect to drinkers who ride and exercise as well. Obviously the exercise is a good thing for body and mind.
There are at two effects of alcoholic beverage consumption that I want to describe...
01-23-23, 09:09 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 7,609
Posted By Sorcerer

I stopped drinking 8 years ago at the age of 55. ...

I stopped drinking 8 years ago at the age of 55.

​​​​​​At the highest daily consumption level I was up to 2 IPAs per day.

It occurred to me that drinking in my mountain biking culture was...
01-15-23, 10:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,093
Posted By Sorcerer

Good morning everyone! Fell asleep last...

Good morning everyone!

Fell asleep last night trying to get through all of the well thought out replies.

Finished reading them all up to this point and I feel that few responses have actually...
01-08-23, 10:51 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,881
Posted By Sorcerer

This is a good discussion. I really like...

This is a good discussion.

I really like the idea of calling the rider in the front as a co-pilot and the one in the rear as a co-pilot as well. Or maybe pilot and bombardier, LOL.

It looks as...
01-07-23, 12:26 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 18,956
Posted By Sorcerer

One of my favorite mountain bikes I ride has rim...

One of my favorite mountain bikes I ride has rim brakes. They are Cane Creek Direct Curve brakes on this bike. Two other mountain bikes have disc brakes up front, and XTR parallel push linkage...
12-27-22, 02:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,860
Posted By Sorcerer

Transportation health and fun. I have become...

Transportation health and fun.

I have become fascinated with the equipment and enjoy the operation and maintenance of bicycles.

It lifts my emotions. I like the danger.
12-17-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,660
Posted By Sorcerer

After reading the replies it came back to me that...

After reading the replies it came back to me that I first heard of "grounding" in 2016 after I had the worst cycling accident so far in my life. Researching ways to recover I ran into a video about...
12-16-22, 12:23 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,660
Posted By Sorcerer

Give it a try then. At least one guy that...

Give it a try then.

At least one guy that melted out of a glacier in Austria, given the name Ötzi, had sophisticated shoes. He's estimated to have lived around 3,500 years ago.
12-15-22, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By Sorcerer

What they said above is true and all against the...

What they said above is true and all against the EBB method.

An EBB may be prone to creaking as well - however my experience with two of them was not a disappointment in that regard.

Another...
12-15-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,660
Posted By Sorcerer

Being mildly gullible after being exposed to...

Being mildly gullible after being exposed to earthing I gave it a try for a while, in summery weather, No, I didn't try barefoot running, but I did change the way I ran.
My impression is favorable....
11-24-22, 04:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,295
Posted By Sorcerer

CA Bay Area bike commuter here for over 35 years...

CA Bay Area bike commuter here for over 35 years of steady bike commuting (5 days a week) and haven't had a ticket. I don't always observe every rule, but I usually do.

On new years day 2000 on a...
11-19-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,209
Posted By Sorcerer

The SS effect is definitely a feature for me. ...

The SS effect is definitely a feature for me.

​I've been routinely single speed mountain biking since 2010. I can still remember that when I started out doing it, I got so fatigued that I thought...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-12-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,254
Posted By Sorcerer

Last evening I went out on a 26+ front wheel...

Last evening I went out on a 26+ front wheel mountain bike I made up a few years ago. It's not a fat bike. But anyway the front tire is a 26x2.8, tubeless WTB probably Ranger (the rear is 2.35 Maxxis...
11-10-22, 03:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,614
Posted By Sorcerer

There's some other threads about belt drive on...

There's some other threads about belt drive on here. I've made some comments about the Gates Center Track.

I have a freewheeling Spot steel hard tail single speed mountain bike that I really...
10-31-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,933
Posted By Sorcerer

I'm okay with Zach. At least he's out there doing...

I'm okay with Zach. At least he's out there doing something somewhat positive.

It's too easy to take pot shots at someone on a forum, and is not good form.

As for his style, that's his personal...
10-06-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,881
Posted By Sorcerer

Last weekend we did a sixty mile ride on the...

Last weekend we did a sixty mile ride on the tandem. This was a group birthday ride for a friend who turned 60, hence the course.

Anyway, on more than a few occasions, my wife told me to spin...
09-25-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7,408
Views: 3,422,130
Posted By Sorcerer

1994 Dean Colonel

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KS seat dropper lowered. Dingle
09-25-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,881
Posted By Sorcerer

My wife and I after taking 5 days off, isolating,...

My wife and I after taking 5 days off, isolating, because we caught COVID-19 (before we knew we had it, we were riding daily with the illness for probably four days already, went out on a tandem ride...
08-08-22, 01:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,888
Posted By Sorcerer

Totally agree. ​​​​​​Yet I still have to try...

Totally agree.

​​​​​​Yet I still have to try all of the tires sizes out. I love them all.
08-08-22, 12:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By Sorcerer

Wasting an evening on Bike Forums today. ...

Wasting an evening on Bike Forums today.

​​​​​​I had a Three Speed in the 70's .

There was a line ad in the back of Bicycling Magazine where you could send your Sturmey Archer cog carrier to...
08-08-22, 12:26 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,560
Posted By Sorcerer

One thing that happens is that trying to avoid a...

One thing that happens is that trying to avoid a squirrel makes you ride squirrelly. That's a problem if there's traffic coming around you.

The other day I had an instance where the squirrel was...
05-09-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,737
Posted By Sorcerer

No I've never had steel cranks yet. Forged...

No I've never had steel cranks yet.

Forged aluminum are proven. I had a pair of CNC aluminum billet cranks that failed on the non drive side.

Had chainring failure. The other weekend I had an...
04-05-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,090
Posted By Sorcerer

Seat stays can spread, flex apart, when pulling...

Seat stays can spread, flex apart, when pulling the rear brake because the tubing can be flexible. I discovered this myself on a titanium mountain bike.

The fix was adding an aftermarket...
03-14-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 965
Posted By Sorcerer

GO1 pads obtain inexpensive obtainableNecessary...

GO1 pads obtain inexpensive obtainableNecessary cooling fins not /maybe 🤔Downhills Clydesdales if not 5+ miles
and drag vertical > 2k /∆ V

Obsolete Package markings
Regardless

Rotors cheap...
03-14-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 80
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Views: 5,587
Posted By Sorcerer

Car and Rider and War

Not looking for sympathy here. Just going to say what I'm doing at the moment.

I've been riding to work ever since I began working as a janitor in the 1970's on the tail of the gas crisis. I've...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,641
Posted By Sorcerer

In the situation of riding past cars that are...

In the situation of riding past cars that are stacked up, a night, on their right, as they are waiting for the light to turn green, I'm pretty sure that a flashing light is annoying to the drivers in...
12-12-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 94,776
Posted By Sorcerer

Learning and seeing so much about this beautiful...

Learning and seeing so much about this beautiful topic here on this forum helps me appreciate cycling, and this aesthetic of single speed and fixed gear.

I commute daily on a steel Jamis Dragon...
11-08-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,282
Posted By Sorcerer

Let me see, I think I got my first single speed...

Let me see, I think I got my first single speed mountain bike frameset in 2009, a red Soul Cycles square tubes aluminum thing. I'm 62 now, and still single speed mostly.

Living in the west Santa...
11-07-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 707
Posted By Sorcerer

Quick report back. It works great. ...

Quick report back. It works great.

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11-07-21, 02:45 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,513
Posted By Sorcerer

Was reading this thread and smirking to myself...

Was reading this thread and smirking to myself thinking about what an utter prig that woman was to you, until I read about getting poked by a flat bar.

The worst accident I ever had was falling...
10-18-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,732
Posted By Sorcerer

​​​​​​I agree, in principle, whit this opinion. ...

​​​​​​I agree, in principle, whit this opinion.

As one who owns and rides a 2106 Specialized Stumpjumper carbon frame with a storage area in the huge downtube, I have to say that that compartment...
09-26-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 94,776
Posted By Sorcerer

Yeah wrong forum? Mountain...

Yeah wrong forum? Mountain bikehttps://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1000/20210926_162406_hdr_ce65d8b2f68c103e9ec9021811a69b3df708406f.jpg
1996 Dean Colonel Titanium, White...
07-11-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,281
Posted By Sorcerer

My true experience with these wheels in the 90s...

My true experience with these wheels in the 90s scared me and I threw them away. A waste of money for serious riding.

​​​​​Merely pack fodder, I raced at the Downieville Coyote Classic mountain...
07-11-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,186
Posted By Sorcerer

I love Ryan Van Duzer and his YouTube channel! ...

I love Ryan Van Duzer and his YouTube channel!

​​​​​He has just posted two episodes about the belt drive and it's important viewing for belt drive people like us here.

To cut to the chase, it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,573
Posted By Sorcerer

What I meant is that in my situation, I bought a...

What I meant is that in my situation, I bought a new titanium frame in 1996 and while it is a great frame for life, it obviously doesn't have the modern standards such as through axle, disc brake,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,573
Posted By Sorcerer

The thing about titanium frames I'm divided upon...

The thing about titanium frames I'm divided upon is that they are frozen in time in geometry and standards. They seem to be bikes for life though.

I have 3 titanium bike frames from the 1990's ....
03-02-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,829
Posted By Sorcerer

Motorcycle greeting story: Back in the late...

Motorcycle greeting story:

Back in the late 70's I was riding east on Stevens Creek Blvd in the late afternoon towards the stop light at Keily Blvd. It was red, and cars were lined up deep for...
02-28-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 94,776
Posted By Sorcerer

Okay, I'll go again. More to dislike I figure....

Okay, I'll go again. More to dislike I figure. But this one I like too.
...
02-28-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 94,776
Posted By Sorcerer

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02-28-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 94,776
Posted By Sorcerer

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Twingle Steed
01-09-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,408
Posted By Sorcerer

thehammerdog let me contribute some of the...

thehammerdog let me contribute some of the conclusions I've arrived at based upon real experience.

First I think your intuition is good in making two true assessments when you wrote "heavy steel...
01-06-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,322
Posted By Sorcerer

Thank you for this thread. I have to admit,...

Thank you for this thread.

I have to admit, I've never been inclined to ride or own a cruiser bike. But I realize that's my loss.

Cruising, for lack of a better term, represents a kind of...
12-23-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,478
Posted By Sorcerer

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Forum: Touring
12-13-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,687
Posted By Sorcerer

Have read this entire short thread and have...

Have read this entire short thread and have things to add.

First I have a Microshift 11 speed barcon on a bike which for at least a dozen years had 9 speed Ultegra barcons on it and a triple...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-10-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,255
Posted By Sorcerer

Hell yes, it was the Buck Saw. I loved...

Hell yes, it was the Buck Saw.

I loved riding it!

It was perfect for the open rocky and sandy terrain.

At the time I was plenty strong enough to boss that thing around.

Thinking back on...
12-06-20, 03:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,585
Posted By Sorcerer

My wife and I mountain bike a lot and there's a...

My wife and I mountain bike a lot and there's a lot of descending going on. I too am appalled by the rapidity with which we go through pads. It's expensive.

There is not much to do except buy a...
11-28-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,124
Posted By Sorcerer

He ended up figuring out how to ride it in 15...

He ended up figuring out how to ride it in 15 minutes!
Forum: Fatbikes
11-23-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,875
Posted By Sorcerer

That's a great video! Good job on all aspects. ...

That's a great video! Good job on all aspects.

Love riding in the NorCal Redwoods and on the beach myself.

I watched the BMX edit as well.

In the first video you really captured the...
11-20-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,527
Posted By Sorcerer

Today I watched a YouTube video of a Canadian...

Today I watched a YouTube video of a Canadian bike camping and he swore by those chemical heat packs you can buy in outdoor stores and online.

They are designed to keep your feet warm and have...
11-20-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,226
Posted By Sorcerer

Kudos bro. Hypno Toad congratulations. ...

Kudos bro.

Hypno Toad congratulations.

I spent two decades doing MTB advocacy. Eventually I was fired from California State Parks. And burned out.

We learned a lot and grew a thicker skin....
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