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08-16-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,508
Posted By Bigbus

Seriously? I've seen this happen a few times...

Seriously?

I've seen this happen a few times now on these forums. I must be in the wrong place. I thought censorship was only on FB, Twits, and Utube.
Bye
Forum: Commuting
08-16-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,675
Posted By Bigbus

I looked at a piece of property a few years back...

I looked at a piece of property a few years back that sat on a corner with a school just a couple of blocks down the street in one direction and a convenience store just a block down the street in...
08-16-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,031
Posted By Bigbus

I absolutely love my Rock Bros. When I got rid of...

I absolutely love my Rock Bros. When I got rid of my MTB I put them on my road bike I love them so much. I rode hard with combat boots before switching to road and must have well over 10K with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,115
Posted By Bigbus

Make sure the seller knows that you intend to...

Make sure the seller knows that you intend to test ride it and if he won't loan you a set of pedals (assuming it doesn't have any) that you bring some with, even cheap ones. Just don't expect the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,115
Posted By Bigbus

Definitely would write off any that the seller...

Definitely would write off any that the seller isn't quick to get back to you and start with the local ones that are easiest to go look at and test ride. I'm 71 and have gone through a lot of bikes...
08-08-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 29,438
Posted By Bigbus

I don't need to hear those things. I can feel my...

I don't need to hear those things. I can feel my bike through my bones and when something isn't right, I know it. As for little pops and crreks, those could just be my old bones.
07-30-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,220
Posted By Bigbus

Prepping the Old Gal for Winter

Last year I spent a lot of time at the gym riding a stationary and blaming the weather. While I enjoyed it and stayed in shape, I have a different plan for this winter. Since I have a foul weather...
07-29-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,275
Posted By Bigbus

I like electronics and gadgets, but I really like...

I like electronics and gadgets, but I really like my helmet mirror. I spend a lot of time checking the mirror and keeping an eye on what's around me and what's coming. I do think the Varia is great,...
07-28-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By Bigbus

You forgot the main one...MIS-Used Path

You forgot the main one...MIS-Used Path
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,304
Posted By Bigbus

On my old Giant, I put the last freewheel and...

On my old Giant, I put the last freewheel and chain together in a bag for emergency use because they still worked great together, just not with new partners.
07-24-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,853
Posted By Bigbus

I switched to road biking. My wife is much...

I switched to road biking. My wife is much happier as she feels I am safer on the side of a busy highway than alone crashing down a mountainside. I'm 71 now and switched when I was 69. And yeah, I...
07-23-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,831
Posted By Bigbus

They were kids, kids have energy. I was doing...

They were kids, kids have energy. I was doing 21.8MPH (GPS) the other day and a large lady in her forties passed me on a fat tire bike. You think you feel bad? I yelled at her as she blew by "You're...
07-22-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By Bigbus

Duh, if it were me, I'd either replace it or take...

Duh, if it were me, I'd either replace it or take it to the shop. Unless you like that gear, then just ride it/
07-21-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By Bigbus

I'm all ears.

I'm all ears.
07-21-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,579
Posted By Bigbus

On my MTBs I used to just use Elmers Contact...

On my MTBs I used to just use Elmers Contact Cement and pieces cut from old inner tubes. On the road bikes, pieces from old inner tubes are too thick so I'm forced to use regular bike tube patches,...
07-14-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 734
Posted By Bigbus

Just keep an eye on the wear as they will slowly...

Just keep an eye on the wear as they will slowly creep closer to the rubber as they wear down. If it stops you as is, I wouldn't bevel them. But if you need more stopping power up front, beveling...
07-13-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By Bigbus

That;s the one with the little square block that...

That;s the one with the little square block that slides in and clicks if I'm not mistaken. That little square block is pretty standard size among lots of lights and when it's not, it's really close...
07-13-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,533
Posted By Bigbus

I quit selling on ebay because too many items...

I quit selling on ebay because too many items were just flat out disappearing and when you file 'lost package' claims they seem to forget about you or tie it up until you've already handled it...
07-05-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,064
Posted By Bigbus

Bears have never bothered me unless they're with...

Bears have never bothered me unless they're with cub, but cats are a whole nother issue. They're just plain mean.
07-01-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,064
Posted By Bigbus

I totally agree that you ultimately have to look...

I totally agree that you ultimately have to look out for your own welfare. It's just unfortunate that the poor animal pays for its stupid owner.
06-30-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,782
Posted By Bigbus

You gotta remember that a lot of people think...

You gotta remember that a lot of people think just because they're on a MTB, they're mountain biking.
06-30-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,141
Posted By Bigbus

Jeez, the way all my neighbors come to me for...

Jeez, the way all my neighbors come to me for repairs and advice, I must be the local coop. I sure fit the description of bike mechanics are not highly skilled (?) Who would say that? I know just...
06-30-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,064
Posted By Bigbus

I want one!

I want one!
06-30-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,064
Posted By Bigbus

It's really interesting how people get aggressive...

It's really interesting how people get aggressive behavior when they're in the wrong.
06-29-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,628
Posted By Bigbus

My latest pedals that I purchased for my MTB that...

My latest pedals that I purchased for my MTB that I no longer have but do have the pedals on my old Giant RB now because I like them so much are Rock Bros 4 bearing platforms. They basically have 4...
06-29-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,064
Posted By Bigbus

I had a large mutt want a piece of me so bad it...

I had a large mutt want a piece of me so bad it jumped a puny 3 foot fence while the owner looked on and simply stood there. I knew immediately by the speed it was approaching and the set of its...
06-29-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By Bigbus

I have to admit that I don't like the sight of...

I have to admit that I don't like the sight of rust on my bikes, but if I don't do something about them soon, they will be real chore to get out as they're rusting in place, kinda like me.
06-28-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By Bigbus

Electrolysis-Do You Plate?

We all know the benefits of using electrolysis to remove rust from vintage parts, but does anyone plate those parts with nickel or zinc once the rust is gone? And if so, any pointers or preferences...
06-21-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Bigbus

Check your chain for a sticky link, that's...

Check your chain for a sticky link, that's usually what causes it to happen to me where it feels like it's jumping but not changing gears.
06-19-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,924
Posted By Bigbus

I couldn't agree more with what VicBC said, at 71...

I couldn't agree more with what VicBC said, at 71 I am so glad I never quit. There is no greater feeling than jumping on a bike and feeling the power flow out of your legs as you accelerate down the...
06-18-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,022
Posted By Bigbus

I have several action cameras and they will all...

I have several action cameras and they will all take a still photo but only one that has a wrist mounted remote control that has 2 buttons on it, one is red and one is grey. The red shoots a still...
06-13-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 816
Posted By Bigbus

Dual pivot alloy

Dual pivot alloy
06-11-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,252
Posted By Bigbus

Which way?...

Which way?...
06-11-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,365
Posted By Bigbus

Find a bike shop that can measure your sit bones...

Find a bike shop that can measure your sit bones unless you know why the seat you have now is uncomfortable and go from there. No seat will be comfortable if it doesn't fit your sit bones, size of...
06-04-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By Bigbus

Finished my Giant Over Haul

I started this project last Friday because I knew I wouldn't ride during Memorial Day weekend with all the crazy tourists out there. Then it rained for a couple of days so I had to throw a tarp over...
06-04-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,465
Posted By Bigbus

I have a name for everything and everyone, or at...

I have a name for everything and everyone, or at least I did, then my wife asked me to quit using foul language. Now I don't have a clue what to call a part.
06-04-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,465
Posted By Bigbus

It's got to be that little plastic thingy that...

It's got to be that little plastic thingy that runs along the shifter cables.
06-01-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,988
Posted By Bigbus

I use mine whenever I'm on the tops and riding...

I use mine whenever I'm on the tops and riding around pedestrians. They\re on my old Giant.
05-29-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,574
Posted By Bigbus

You dehydrated-pure and simple. Drink more even...

You dehydrated-pure and simple. Drink more even if it's just plain water. Trust me, your body will thank you. I never snack on a ride. but I will suck on a mint to keep my mouth moist.
05-27-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,476
Posted By Bigbus

Based on the OP's lack of mechanical/bike...

Based on the OP's lack of mechanical/bike experience, since he has already given the store a chance to correct the problem and even a bike shop a chance to diagnose and correct with no satisfaction...
05-25-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,161
Posted By Bigbus

I would also try adjusting it up just a tinch and...

I would also try adjusting it up just a tinch and see what you think. Remember, you won't get complete comfort with a simple test ride, you body will do a lot of conforming with several rides under...
05-25-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,161
Posted By Bigbus

If you loosen those nuts on either side of the...

If you loosen those nuts on either side of the clamp you can slide the seat forwards or back. You can also change the angle that way. You don't really have 'hoods', but yes, rolling the bars would...
05-20-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,296
Posted By Bigbus

Is the rim tape staying in place when you put the...

Is the rim tape staying in place when you put the tires on? I messed up a long time ago and when I was fighting a tight fitting tire I inadvertently moved the rim tape with a tire pry and the tube...
05-17-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,149
Posted By Bigbus

When you said bundt cake, I thought you were...

When you said bundt cake, I thought you were referring to the saddle. my bad haha
05-15-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,923
Posted By Bigbus

You really think so?...

You really think so? https://www.ramforum.com/styles/default/xenforo/smilies/buttkick.gifI couldn't resist. Sorry. I have a dedicated aluminum bottle that I keep clean. It fits snug and doesn't...
05-14-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,993
Posted By Bigbus

Like most have stated, if it's muscular in...

Like most have stated, if it's muscular in nature, push through it and ride. If it's actual saddle sores, cream, a break to heal, and new shorts or saddle because something isn't right. It might even...
05-14-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,004
Posted By Bigbus

They definitely have a different impact on my...

They definitely have a different impact on my psychy!
05-13-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 11,584
Posted By Bigbus

I've done that. Not sure if the employ ever got...

I've done that. Not sure if the employ ever got spoken to by his boss, but it sure felt good to vent! https://www.ramforum.com/styles/default/xenforo/smilies/patriot.gif
05-08-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,501
Posted By Bigbus

Someone mentions previously about hating ebikes....

Someone mentions previously about hating ebikes. I don't hate ebikes, I don't hate cars, or other forms of transpo, including road bikes. It's the idiot operators that I hate. Too many don't even...
05-05-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,511
Posted By Bigbus

I'm 71 and have been mashing my whole life,...

I'm 71 and have been mashing my whole life, except down hills. The chutes we used in the military were the equivalent of jumping from a 6 foot wall, if you landed right, which I rarely did, and my...
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