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10-17-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 599
Posted By Phil_gretz

Diet Before Exercise

I recommend that you examine the number, type and timing of your hourly, daily and weekly calorie intake. Write everything down. Everything.

Then assess the patterns against well-established...
05-14-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,555
Posted By Phil_gretz

I had a table at the March Frankenbike in San...

I had a table at the March Frankenbike in San Antonio (which alternates with Austin). I sold a few items and one bike. I did some on-the-spot repairs for riders. I was surprised how little both...
11-30-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,431
Posted By Phil_gretz

fify

fify
11-30-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,943
Posted By Phil_gretz

It is 10-15 times less than a 1000-watt xenon...

It is 10-15 times less than a 1000-watt xenon prison yard search light, so it should be safe.
11-23-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 928
Posted By Phil_gretz

Hockey bags have compartments for footwear,...

Hockey bags have compartments for footwear, helmets and other accessories. Goal keeper bags are largest. Referee's bags are smallest.
11-22-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,072
Posted By Phil_gretz

It's a bizarre coincidence, really. Yes, it's...

It's a bizarre coincidence, really. Yes, it's an actual thing that the USPS will provide materials for shipping cremated remains to their final destination. The materials come in a complete and...
11-22-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,072
Posted By Phil_gretz

fify

fify
11-22-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,072
Posted By Phil_gretz

In Transition...

Right now, my bikes are mostly in boxes, awaiting transport to TX.
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11-18-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,682
Posted By Phil_gretz

Amen to all of this. The health system will kill...

Amen to all of this. The health system will kill you if you give it a chance.
11-18-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,026
Posted By Phil_gretz

This describes every ride I take.

This describes every ride I take.
11-18-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,054
Posted By Phil_gretz

I've spoken with long-time staff at my local...

I've spoken with long-time staff at my local co-op. They have (historically) taken the finest parts away from the general public bins and either display them in cases (for sale at higher prices) or...
11-18-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 5,706
Posted By Phil_gretz

:bang:

:bang:
11-16-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 739
Posted By Phil_gretz

Rear derailleur was manufactured between 1988 and...

Rear derailleur was manufactured between 1988 and 1991, according to VeloBase entry on RD-6400
11-16-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 739
Posted By Phil_gretz

What is the date code on the calipers? The right...

What is the date code on the calipers? The right shifter is a late addition. I'm not familiar enough with Specialized to make even a wild guess. But the unicrown fork tells you post-1988, I'm...
11-16-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,058
Posted By Phil_gretz

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Here are the dimensions in question. I'd say that the 19 is medium, and...
11-16-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,149
Posted By Phil_gretz

My commuter, when loaded with panniers and...

My commuter, when loaded with panniers and handlebar bag...the War Wagon
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From...
11-15-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,058
Posted By Phil_gretz

It's a perfectly adequate hybrid with 3x8 Shimano...

It's a perfectly adequate hybrid with 3x8 Shimano drivetrain, trigger shifters and v-brakes. It has a long wheelbase and long top tube. What's not to like? 21" should fit you. If it is in clean...
11-15-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 9,428
Posted By Phil_gretz

Look up at the blue bar across your screen. ...

Look up at the blue bar across your screen. Click on "User CP (control panel)"

On the left side, beneath "Settings and Options", click on "Edit Ignore List"

Type the offending username into...
11-15-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,595
Posted By Phil_gretz

So far, I have sold each and every bike that I...

So far, I have sold each and every bike that I have loved and all but five of the bikes that I have ever owned. Bicycles, like all things, simply come and go in life. In the end, you possess nothing...
11-15-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,725
Posted By Phil_gretz

I read somewhere that Capone favored the baseball...

I read somewhere that Capone favored the baseball bat...
11-15-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 9,428
Posted By Phil_gretz

I have 27 screen names on my ignore list. I...

I have 27 screen names on my ignore list. I wonder on how many of others' lists I'd find myself. Interesting to ponder.
11-10-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,773
Posted By Phil_gretz

The last two bikes that I've built and kept for...

The last two bikes that I've built and kept for my own use have had weight minimalism as one of the criteria. This means that I selected components with price, weight, function, and aesthetic...
11-09-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,736
Posted By Phil_gretz

These two things do not go together, as has been...

These two things do not go together, as has been said previously.

Likely issues in decreasing order:
(1) Bike does not fit you and you find that the drops are more "reachable" than the hoods....
11-08-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,040
Posted By Phil_gretz

My wife and I, avid bike riders, are moving to...

My wife and I, avid bike riders, are moving to San Antonio in early December. Is this the Leon Creek greenway, or the Salado Creek greenway? We're looking forward to many biking adventures. We'll...
11-08-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,981
Posted By Phil_gretz

Generally, the insulation doesn't care which side...

Generally, the insulation doesn't care which side is of higher energy than the other. It behaves the same over the temperature ranges where you can remain alive for long.

So, I'm guessing that...
Replies: 42
Views: 1,764
Posted By Phil_gretz

Go to your local supermarket. Saunter down the...

Go to your local supermarket. Saunter down the frozen food aisle and pick out a delicious pizza for less than $10. Shimmy over toward the adult beverage section and select a premium six-pack of...
11-08-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,228
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ further, there is a type of knurled nut that...

^ further, there is a type of knurled nut that has a flange on one side that just fits within a Schrader-sized hole. This will self center the Presta stem.
11-08-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,147
Posted By Phil_gretz

I haven't washed a bike in three years. I do...

I haven't washed a bike in three years. I do something akin to a sponge bath infrequently, without spraying water. This is especially true in winter months, when my hose bibs are off.

Normally,...
11-08-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,256
Posted By Phil_gretz

To escape, you might have to pull out your best...

To escape, you might have to pull out your best moves.

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11-04-21, 05:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,497
Posted By Phil_gretz

(1) Not BBB accredited. If that tells you...

(1) Not BBB accredited. If that tells you something...

curated.com | Complaints | Better Business Bureau® Profile (bbb.org)...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'd be interested what others think. I've always...

I'd be interested what others think. I've always subscribed to the layers for various ranges method.

50s - thin neoprene or woven synthetic gloves, single layer
40s - same as 50s, but add a felt...
11-01-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,202
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ this. My wife and I are downsizing again...

^ this. My wife and I are downsizing again proactively. It's been freeing to release furniture, clothing, fine china, silver, books, sporting goods we no longer use, tools (duplicates mostly), and...
10-28-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,353
Posted By Phil_gretz

Wait! This isn't a religion??? INFIDEL!!!

Wait! This isn't a religion???

INFIDEL!!!
10-28-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By Phil_gretz

One can readily "get by" without having a chain...

One can readily "get by" without having a chain plier. There are work-arounds.

One can barely "get by" without a chain breaker.

Now, if you're willing to have a bike shop do all maintenance...
10-28-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,389
Posted By Phil_gretz

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10-28-21, 04:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,630
Posted By Phil_gretz

Please tell me that it doesn't have to do with...

Please tell me that it doesn't have to do with social distancing. Bikes cannot transmit the 'rona to one another.
10-28-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,353
Posted By Phil_gretz

True story. My wife and I were riding a few weeks...

True story. My wife and I were riding a few weeks ago along a tree lined residential roadway, chatting. Suddenly, I feel and hear a "clunk" from an acorn that had fallen onto my helmet. Wife: "What...
10-27-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,353
Posted By Phil_gretz

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Forum: Commuting
10-27-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,869
Posted By Phil_gretz

It's not what you're missing, but what you are...

It's not what you're missing, but what you are adding. The police are trained to gather facts. There is no evidence given in this scenario that the car "was used" in any way. Any supposition you...
10-27-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,528
Posted By Phil_gretz

You will need to secure the rear dropout as you...

You will need to secure the rear dropout as you work on it. Do you have access to a solid bench vise? Doing this by hand while attempting to hold the frame with your non-working hand will make the...
10-26-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,025
Posted By Phil_gretz

Except when the advice is filled with hyperbole...

Except when the advice is filled with hyperbole and telegraphed with an opening exaggeration, in which case, it should be simply smiled at. You guys are way too uptight. How low an opinion do you...
10-25-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By Phil_gretz

You'll forgive me if I don't applaud the...

You'll forgive me if I don't applaud the aesthetic of this ^ handlebar treatment. It makes me sad.
10-25-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,343
Posted By Phil_gretz

Premature Wear From Overoiling

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Close up of FD-4703 Cage Wear (pencil point)

This was today's customer...
10-22-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,065
Posted By Phil_gretz

I have several "go to" loops that begin and end...

I have several "go to" loops that begin and end at my door. I can't tell you how long they are, or even my average speed. I chose them for the convenient access, variations in terrain and views,...
10-22-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,703
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ re: the thigh wound. You could use the long hex...

^ re: the thigh wound. You could use the long hex key plus the thinner tube as a tourniquet. Yay!
10-22-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,343
Posted By Phil_gretz

Both your chain and your freewheel should appear...

Both your chain and your freewheel should appear clean and dry. So, after you lubricate each link and work the lube in a bit, you must wipe down the chain thoroughly. That means no visible...
10-19-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 23,079
Posted By Phil_gretz

False. Crank length does not factor into...

False. Crank length does not factor into gear-inch calculation. Please stop being didactic. You have no idea what you don't know.
10-19-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 23,079
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ based on this post alone, I'd say that you're...

^ based on this post alone, I'd say that you're not ready yet to instruct or teach on these subjects. Give it a few years. Continue tinkering and learning, and come here to observe what the better...
10-19-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 914
Posted By Phil_gretz

Yes, they do! Thank you. I phoned Amtrak and...

Yes, they do! Thank you. I phoned Amtrak and they sell the boxes only a few miles from my home, $15 is the listed price per box.
10-18-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,105
Posted By Phil_gretz

Common in the machinist world. It has to do with...

Common in the machinist world. It has to do with improving the depth and regularity of fastener threads, particularly on the female side. It's a routine matter if you work in metal item fabrication...
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