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Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

On my fourth set of Delta pedals. Found a very...

On my fourth set of Delta pedals. Found a very lightly used pair of Jalabert signature models on e-bay. Prior to these a friend gave me two pair, one barely used and one pair was n.o.s.

Since I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

The Superbowl champion Rams look amazingly...

The Superbowl champion Rams look amazingly incompetent.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

Some of the women I have ridden with use Five...

Some of the women I have ridden with use Five Tens and they make them in my size in certain styles. I think Shimano makes shoes for flats now but I don't know if in my size.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

When I first rode a bike as an adult around 1983,...

When I first rode a bike as an adult around 1983, I think, it was on an old 3 speed that my landlord left in the ivy for a few years. I rode that thing for 6 months and that was the last time I rode...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

I used SPD mountain bike pedals and shoes on the...

I used SPD mountain bike pedals and shoes on the road for a few years. Had a sole crack across under the cleat and rode it like that for months. I think this might have contributed to the problems...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

It's amazing how much heavier they are than 2.4...

It's amazing how much heavier they are than 2.4 tubes, and, with a spare, I am carrying 3 of them.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

When I got the bike I wanted traction for places...

When I got the bike I wanted traction for places like Cheseboro and also wanted the forgiving suspension to compensate for my lack of judgement. I have to say the thing has saved me from my mistakes...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

You use the same pedals for road or gravel rides?

You use the same pedals for road or gravel rides?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

When I lived in the mountains with my ex we had...

When I lived in the mountains with my ex we had an 1100 sq ft house and it was big enough. 2 story with no garage but storage underneath. Of course, she wasn't a hoarder like the one I live with...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

I don't know what my mtb wheels weigh. I wondered...

I don't know what my mtb wheels weigh. I wondered if a set of cf wheels and 2.3 tires would make slogging up climbs easier. The Maxxis 2.8s on there are about 830 grams, plus the big tubes.
My...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

A guy came on our club ride Saturday with mtb...

A guy came on our club ride Saturday with mtb shoes and pedals. His first time with us. He sat straight up and rode like he was on a mountain bike and he was an absolute ox, always at the front on...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

Why does she want a larger house?

Why does she want a larger house?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

I would think that any house in a nice part of...

I would think that any house in a nice part of the bay area would be well over $1million. I would rather live in rural Oregon or Washington than Buffalo. Maybe even North Carolina, where there seems...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

The fact that it broke in the middle of the spoke...

The fact that it broke in the middle of the spoke would make me agree that a rock damaged it. I have dings in the rims from rocks but haven't broken a spoke on my 27.5 wheels yet. Broke a rim, sure....
10-03-22, 10:33 AM
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Views: 1,099
Posted By big john

No, he was surprised that his average for the...

No, he was surprised that his average for the ride was faster than normal.
10-03-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,099
Posted By big john

No, it's just that average speed is a hot button...

No, it's just that average speed is a hot button subject on BF. A lot of people have opinions on what it means and how useful it is to even be aware of.

Personally, I never even thought much about...
10-03-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,099
Posted By big john

Of course you can't discount wind. Unless, by...

Of course you can't discount wind. Unless, by some miracle, you have a steady strong tailwind for a large portion of the ride, a windy ride will be slower.

Same with climbing. You lose more time...
10-03-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,099
Posted By big john

Well, there's the answer. If you're concerned...

Well, there's the answer. If you're concerned about average speed just get an e-bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

Cowboy Frisbees.

Cowboy Frisbees.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

I get the "You look good for your age"...

I get the "You look good for your age" thing.
10-03-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 974
Posted By big john

Mine is the Sport model. Longer wheelbase than...

Mine is the Sport model. Longer wheelbase than the Roadie, lower BB, maybe a bit slacker head angle. Had it since 2006 but it has been relegated to a back up bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-22, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

There was a strip a few miles from home when I...

There was a strip a few miles from home when I was a ute. We could ride our bikes there and watch for free from an overpass.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

Could be "B" tension setting or chain wrong...

Could be "B" tension setting or chain wrong length.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

I know you guys aren't drag racing fans but 338...

I know you guys aren't drag racing fans but 338 mph in 1000 feet is pretty impressive.

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10-01-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 416
Posted By big john

If that's true it's very weird.

If that's true it's very weird.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

lol. I don't usually have a camera with me. And...

lol. I don't usually have a camera with me. And if a 125 pound man accepts a challenge to wrestle me, I have to wonder about his motivation.

I think I'll just try to wear him down if he comes on a...
10-01-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 416
Posted By big john

It's certainly possible to install a gas engine...

It's certainly possible to install a gas engine on a trike and there are kits available to do so. Front wheel drive would be a lot harder than rear, and rear would require some special engineering to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

This bike had the three rings but no way to...

This bike had the three rings but no way to switch between them. It had no chain tensioner and no way to slide the wheel to compensate for chain slack. It was a pretty big hub so I'm guessing at...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

Fun club ride today. Only 65 miles and 3300 feet...

Fun club ride today. Only 65 miles and 3300 feet of gain but the pace was much higher than anything I've done for a while. The little climbs toward the end were not so little today.
Unusual group of...
10-01-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 255
Posted By big john

I'm actually considering one myself. It just...

I'm actually considering one myself. It just seems like such a big step but people I know are doing it. One friend I ride with was told by his doctor to stop riding a regular bike due to heart...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

Live band just started across the street, about...

Live band just started across the street, about 75 feet from where I am sitting. It's so loud it's ridiculous. I don't know how to describe it but the vocals are in Spanish.
I'm sure people blocks...
09-30-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 974
Posted By big john

wheelbase

wheelbase
09-30-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 255
Posted By big john

Say it ain't so...

Say it ain't so...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

I have a dumb trainer which I used sometimes...

I have a dumb trainer which I used sometimes while I was working. I could stay on it 30 or 40 minutes watching tv. Longer if there was football, but not much longer.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

What is this "frost" you guys keep talking...

What is this "frost" you guys keep talking about?:p
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

A 930 for 9/30?

A 930 for 9/30?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

I was certain I would be moving within a few...

I was certain I would be moving within a few months of retirement yet it's been 3.5 years. The way rents have gone up what we have is a steal, but it's still too much.
Tried to talk her into moving...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

R.I.P. Coolio.

R.I.P. Coolio.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/nvoAAOSwMOdjA8Cp/s-...

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

Motor Rudge? ...

Motor Rudge?
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

At least he didn't start writing tickets.

At least he didn't start writing tickets.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

One time a group of us passed a fire station at a...

One time a group of us passed a fire station at a tee intersection with stop signs. A couple cops were standing there chatting with some firemen. As we each dutifully stopped the cops started...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

The last 2 times I did the whole Gabrielino we...

The last 2 times I did the whole Gabrielino we climbed the Toll Road,, which wasn't rideable in parts because of storm damage. We did it in winter and the first time it took 8 hours. The second time...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

I fell off a cliff on the Gabrielino in 2007....

I fell off a cliff on the Gabrielino in 2007. Since then I don't like riding along cliffs. There is a place on El Prieto where if you make a simple mistake you will fall a long way. People have told...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

I think as long as you don't blow through and...

I think as long as you don't blow through and piss off drivers cops don't care. At least present the appearance of safety.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

There are 98 cities in Los Angeles county and...

There are 98 cities in Los Angeles county and many of them have their own police departments. If not they contract the Sherriff dep't for law enforcement.
Each of these departments can enforce the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

I've never gone down that way except for the time...

I've never gone down that way except for the time I went down El Prieto and I don't need to do that again. I've also never gone down the Ken Burton trail. Most of the times I've been up there I/we go...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

Is the Saddle where the bench is? Do you turn...

Is the Saddle where the bench is? Do you turn around there and come down the same way?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

That doesn't happen here. This heat wave,...

That doesn't happen here. This heat wave, although sucky, is nothing like the last one a few weeks back. That was a 2 week sufferfest, even around 90 late at night.

Just got back from spinning...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7,058
Views: 88,529
Posted By big john

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100 degrees again today but supposed to start cooling off tomorrow. It was about 100 when we finished yesterday @ noon. I wanted to start early again...
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