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07-23-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 918
Posted By Phil_gretz

Retirement and a downsizing move are on the...

Retirement and a downsizing move are on the immediate horizon. Plus, I'm on the down-slope of my active years, so it's easy to pass up everything that cannot be sold. We're trying to rid ourselves of...
07-22-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 662
Posted By Phil_gretz

I would start with either functional or...

I would start with either functional or performance standards to determine whether/when a component is no longer suitable. Look at the words you chose (highlighted).
- persnicket-ness: is this a...
07-20-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,481
Posted By Phil_gretz

Okay, let's start with that working premise. ...

Okay, let's start with that working premise. Please write down everything you eat and drink for the next 48 hours. Everything. With as much specificity as possible (portion size, origin/brand,...
07-19-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 817
Posted By Phil_gretz

Sell the bike directly to yourself and cut out...

Sell the bike directly to yourself and cut out the middleman!
07-19-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,924
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm going to guess that your fit and bike...

I'm going to guess that your fit and bike position are not optimal, and that's why there's so much apparent need to solve a saddle "problem". If your posture were corrected on the bike, it's likely...
07-19-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 287
Posted By Phil_gretz

Don't overlook the possibility of referred pain...

Don't overlook the possibility of referred pain from your cervical spine. Look into the C6/C7 region, as pinching that nerve can refer pain to the elbow. Is your upper body relaxed and your head in a...
07-16-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By Phil_gretz

Normally, brake pad toe-in is the solution to...

Normally, brake pad toe-in is the solution to this.
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07-15-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 4,984
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm not quite sure. I have a daughter in Texas,...

I'm not quite sure. I have a daughter in Texas, and her in-laws are Texans. My other daughter married a Texan.

I think that 'Y'all' is singular. The plural is "all y'all". YMMV
07-14-21, 07:03 AM
07-14-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By Phil_gretz

As said above, a 58 cm frame is suitable for...

As said above, a 58 cm frame is suitable for ~5'10" to 6'1" or so, depending on stem reach. You didn't include how tall you are, and your relative body proportions (i.e., long torso versus long legs...
07-13-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,741
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ okay. I'm not going to defend this one. I'd...

^ okay. I'm not going to defend this one. I'd likely throw a flag for a late hit. 15 yards...
07-13-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,741
Posted By Phil_gretz

I don't see anything particularly insulting in...

I don't see anything particularly insulting in the post you quoted. It is a bit direct, sure. And maybe the assumption about whether "you" specifically are in other forums doing the same thing is...
07-12-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 535
Posted By Phil_gretz

I do replace rim strips when/if I service a wheel...

I do replace rim strips when/if I service a wheel that I haven't owned before. Velox or strong cloth equivalent, like the Forte-branded counterfeit. Proper width matters.

After that, you can...
07-11-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,376
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ this has been my experience also. 100%

^ this has been my experience also. 100%
07-07-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,004
Posted By Phil_gretz

I don't know what the definition of lightweight...

I don't know what the definition of lightweight is. For a road bike, it may be this:

- during the bike boom of the 70s, anything below 21 lbs or so was considered light. These were the best...
07-02-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 813
Posted By Phil_gretz

Don't overlook or dismiss the 46/30T chainring...

Don't overlook or dismiss the 46/30T chainring combination for her bike. Several folks have offered this solution, and it's a valid one. Most bikes are geared WAY too high for the average rider,...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,092
Posted By Phil_gretz

Size: Likely a 59 or 60 cm. Repairs that...

Size: Likely a 59 or 60 cm.
Repairs that won't require you to take it to a shop::
(1) Replace chain with SRAM PC-830. Inexpensive and it'll work fine. All you'll need is a simple "bicycle...
07-02-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By Phil_gretz

After a cursory scan of the product description...

After a cursory scan of the product description for the 2019 Norco Yorkville, here are some observations that may help you.

You're looking at a hybrid bike. It's a step-over compact frame, with...
07-01-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,497
Posted By Phil_gretz

Grammar is awesome.

Grammar is awesome.
06-30-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,872
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that the...

I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that the OP has never ridden a light bike. Light road bikes are fabulous. Light mountain bikes are even more fabulous.

I have bikes ranging from 17 lbs...
06-21-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 390
Posted By Phil_gretz

How much money are you willing to spend? Assuming...

How much money are you willing to spend? Assuming that you want to keep your SunTour shifters and the indexing:

1) Smaller BCD crankset, can gain you the most advantage. Something like a 30-46T is...
06-21-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,046
Posted By Phil_gretz

My answer to the original question is...it...

My answer to the original question is...it depends. I have built many bikes from the frame up. More often than not, it will cost more to source all parts individually, purchase a new frame, and build...
06-18-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,311
Posted By Phil_gretz

Over the straps. Rule #37: // The arms...

Over the straps.

Rule #37: // The arms of the eyewear shall always be placed over the helmet straps (http://velominati.com/content/Reader%20Galleries/21308593300/IMG_0015.jpg). No exceptions....
06-16-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,241
Posted By Phil_gretz

Did you price out the cost of a truing stand and...

Did you price out the cost of a truing stand and a decent spoke wrench? Just wondering how you evaluated your options.

The simplest option, of course, is to true the wheel in situ. That's how we...
06-15-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 514
Posted By Phil_gretz

Pinocchio was made of wood, and he became a real...

Pinocchio was made of wood, and he became a real boy.
06-15-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,823
Posted By Phil_gretz

"...and that Campy stuff really shifted...

"...and that Campy stuff really shifted great..."
06-15-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,892
Posted By Phil_gretz

The question posed by the OP doesn't concern...

The question posed by the OP doesn't concern calories in. He asks about the benefits of fairly high intensity aerobic exercise. This is a throw-away question, because there have been numerous...
06-15-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,092
Posted By Phil_gretz

There has been a lot written about the foot...

There has been a lot written about the foot health implications of going sockless. I won't repeat them here. This should be common knowledge by now.
06-15-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By Phil_gretz

Seatpost. Measure the diameter accurately using...

Seatpost. Measure the diameter accurately using digital calipers. Buying the replacement is easy and inexpensive on line, if you know the correct diameter.
06-15-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,221
Posted By Phil_gretz

Why hasn't anyone pointed toward the...

Why hasn't anyone pointed toward the stamped/chromed SunTour spoke protector from the 1970s? These are gorgeous when properly shined. Shimano made one, too, but it wasn't as nicely finished. Go to...
06-15-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 580
Posted By Phil_gretz

The OP is looking for a rideable $100 bike in...

The OP is looking for a rideable $100 bike in Boston.

In the DC market, I've scanned briefly at the $100 price point. I'm seeing a mid 70s Schwinn LeTour that meets his criteria at $80. And...
06-14-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,294
Posted By Phil_gretz

A better question might be "what is your favorite...

A better question might be "what is your favorite jockey wheel color?"

I choose basic black, as it goes with everything.
06-14-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,009
Posted By Phil_gretz

DreamRider85 !!! :love:

DreamRider85 !!! :love:
06-11-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,257
Posted By Phil_gretz

Finish this part of the story, please. Did you...

Finish this part of the story, please. Did you return your friend's bikes to his son?
06-10-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,671
Posted By Phil_gretz

"...big hitter, the Lama..."

"...big hitter, the Lama..."
06-09-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,914
Posted By Phil_gretz

Keen offers cycling sandals with closed toes. ...

Keen offers cycling sandals with closed toes. Shimano sells sandals with open toes. I own a pair of Keens, and am glad for the closed toe cap. But I'm the type of person who is likely to jam or...
06-09-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,858
Posted By Phil_gretz

First of all, I very much appreciate your vintage...

First of all, I very much appreciate your vintage bike contributions on BikeForums. And you have my unquestioned respect.

I think that you are having some misapprehension between individual...
06-09-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,521
Posted By Phil_gretz

Wait. You snapped the derailleur hanger in half....

Wait. You snapped the derailleur hanger in half. You replaced that too, right? Or did you use a claw hanger?

Also, are you the person who joined the original chain with using a pin vice a...
06-09-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,858
Posted By Phil_gretz

One other also brought up this term. You really...

One other also brought up this term. You really mean to say "free market" or "unrestricted market" where buyer and seller agree upon a price.

You don't really mean capitalism, where private...
06-08-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By Phil_gretz

While there a few fine individual restorers in...

While there a few fine individual restorers in the DC area, I'm unaware of any shops that do it.

Think of what it would cost the business to take on such a project. Even if they assigned their...
06-08-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 824
Posted By Phil_gretz

In theory, it is possible to examine the V GT...

In theory, it is possible to examine the V GT derailleur and identify where the mechanical stop is that limits inward sweep. I'm looking at a BlueLine GT right now to determine where material must be...
06-07-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,748
Posted By Phil_gretz

I have nothing useful to contribute to this...

I have nothing useful to contribute to this thread. Interesting to see the warring factions align themselves, though.

My advice to the OP is to not overthink it, and to not use a survey of BF...
06-07-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,162
Posted By Phil_gretz

Quoting: "My usual route is the bike...

Quoting:

"My usual route is the bike path..."

and

"...while laid out on my aerobars."

What the heck? Why in the world would you be riding aero bars on a multi use path? Are you time...
06-04-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By Phil_gretz

Honestly, does anyone even care about what "day"...

Honestly, does anyone even care about what "day" the UN says it is? Ever? Ugh...
06-03-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,434
Posted By Phil_gretz

If you want to lose weight, start by eating like...

If you want to lose weight, start by eating like someone who cares about the result. Healthy simple foods. Small portions. Limit or eliminate sugars. Then begin to raise activity levels...
05-27-21, 05:29 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,269
Posted By Phil_gretz

I have skimmed every post. Any each poster...

I have skimmed every post. Any each poster missed the obvious reason to go to 7-speeds versus 6 speeds. Shifters. Unless you are happy using friction shifters, it's getting harder and harder to...
05-26-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 703
Posted By Phil_gretz

I would think that SRAM would include the quick...

I would think that SRAM would include the quick link as part of the count for the completed chain. It simply makes sense that way.
05-26-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,216
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm sure that the OP was trying to be clever, but...

I'm sure that the OP was trying to be clever, but …

Start with 60s muscle cars, like the GTO. Add a sprinkling of tricked out American chopper motorcycles. Add a boom of kids who come into bike...
05-25-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,357
Posted By Phil_gretz

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Can I drop the microphone now?
05-24-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 926
Posted By Phil_gretz

^this. With perfect information available to...

^this. With perfect information available to both seller and buyer, and mutual agreement on the price, then they have reached fair market value.
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