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Forum: Touring
11-25-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,528
Posted By greatscott

Why not simply drip something like Meguiar's...

Why not simply drip something like Meguiar's Ultimate Liquid Wax onto the chain, that is a synthetic wax but it lasts longer than natural car wax like carnauba wax.
11-20-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,538
Posted By greatscott

I'm

I watched that video a bunch of times, I'm not sadistic, but when I first saw the video this message thing kept popping up from some cycling activist thing showing all the blame on the driver...
11-15-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,169
Posted By greatscott

You don't need the most expensive TI bike to get...

You don't need the most expensive TI bike to get the exact same TI ride, or durability you can get for the lowest price one that Lynskey or Litespeed offers.

I even have titanium rods and screws...
11-15-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 664
Posted By greatscott

yawn

yawn
11-15-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,243
Posted By greatscott

My comment had nothing to do with politics, just...

My comment had nothing to do with politics, just stating a fact that has made the news. I guess if this forum mod took it to be political well then they would also have to take all references made...
Forum: Touring
11-14-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,321
Posted By greatscott

I use the small 100 gram container, articles I've...

I use the small 100 gram container, articles I've read said they'll last a weekend? that size for me lasts 4 weekends, I carry a spare 100 gram cantainer when I have just one left.

There is a...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 706
Posted By greatscott

Flat as flat can be

Flat as flat can be
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By greatscott

If it fits and looks well cared for I would get...

If it fits and looks well cared for I would get it for that price. It would be a very comfortable riding bike since it is a touring bike which means the geometry is longer than the racing 660 was. I...
11-14-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,737
Posted By greatscott

What's weird there is nothing on the internet...

What's weird there is nothing on the internet about him since 2019 where he was at a BMX boothcat the big bicycle manufacture show in Vegas, after that nothing, which i find odd if he were still...
11-14-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By greatscott

I think 85 was the peak for all Schwinn models,...

I think 85 was the peak for all Schwinn models, including the touring models. Coming with or without the racks was no big deal since they were just cheap aluminum racks, and didn't cost that much to...
11-14-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By greatscott

Without seeing the tire to know for sure, but it...

Without seeing the tire to know for sure, but it looks like that tire at one time was on the rear, and someone skidded really hard on that one area. But taking your word on it, my question is why...
11-14-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,319
Posted By greatscott

If you are good at spray painting, you could do...

If you are good at spray painting, you could do it yourself, the cost of materials will be around $120; if you have a pro do it could cost around $500 unless you want something fancy done then it...
11-14-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 201
Posted By greatscott

You already covered everything! as has everyone...

You already covered everything! as has everyone else. Primarily saddle and pedals, those two things you need for your comfort, a questionable primary thing, depending on the tires they put on from...
11-14-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By greatscott

I have registered mine with Project 529, I didn't...

I have registered mine with Project 529, I didn't know about Bike Index, I'll have to check that one out; I also have my numbers all written down and filed at the house, two of my bikes are...
11-14-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 860
Posted By greatscott

A couple of my bikes have white tape, one has...

A couple of my bikes have white tape, one has yellow, they both show dirt, which tells me that my black tape has to be dirty too, so I clean them all.

I use Dawn for Dishes, not the citrus crap...
11-05-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 856
Posted By greatscott

If you don't want to spend a ton of money b cut...

If you don't want to spend a ton of money b cut off beut want a quality light then I would recommend the Lezyne Hecto Drive 500XL, they put out 500 lumens max, but will cost less than $50, but...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 585
Posted By greatscott

The Marathon Plus Tour tire is supposedly flat...

The Marathon Plus Tour tire is supposedly flat proof, not sure if I believe that, but I do know that the Marathon Greenguards that I had never got a flat, and the Plus Tour is better than the Green...
11-05-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,651
Posted By greatscott

I'm a troll, can a trolling toad like me collect...

I'm a troll, can a trolling toad like me collect a toll?

Anyway, yes, you should be using a light at night, lights today are very affordable and you can get really decent lights. If you don't want...
11-05-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,101
Posted By greatscott

Time. Regardless what Mick Jagger said, time is...

Time. Regardless what Mick Jagger said, time is not on my side! At least until I retire this coming June, then time will be more on my side for riding a bike, not for living though, since the older...
11-05-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,060
Posted By greatscott

I have a Lezyne Macro 400xl strap on, I've had...

I have a Lezyne Macro 400xl strap on, I've had this for about 8 years, not one issue with soft button going bad, the battery did run as long as they advertised, but now it's not due to the battery...
11-05-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,184
Posted By greatscott

Not to be a prick, but I don't understand why...

Not to be a prick, but I don't understand why people can't ride their bikes on a bike path like they drive their cars on the road. If you drive on the right then you should ride your bike on the...
11-05-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 565
Posted By greatscott

Depends also on whether or not you need superior...

Depends also on whether or not you need superior puncture resistance. On my touring bike, I wanted the best puncture resistance I could find that didn't weigh a ton, the best one puncture resistant...
09-01-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,825
Posted By greatscott

The squeal could be from old hard brake pads, or...

The squeal could be from old hard brake pads, or the rims need to be finely sanded, or the toe in is incorrect. Mine never have squealed.
08-26-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,853
Posted By greatscott

Hmm, that hasn't been my experience as a motorist...

Hmm, that hasn't been my experience as a motorist driving at night over the thousands of years I've been driving. Maybe back in the 70's and into about the early 2000's before LED ame out that may be...
08-26-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 34,952
Posted By greatscott

Not strange at all. I witnessed a guy coming at...

Not strange at all. I witnessed a guy coming at me on a bike path when suddenly his cf handlebar snapped and he veered to the right into a bunch of bushes. he got scratched up up a bit but otherwise...
08-26-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,376
Posted By greatscott

SNORE. Look man, unless you live in the warm...

SNORE. Look man, unless you live in the warm belt, which most of America is in the old belt, bike paths and lanes are a waste of taxpayers money because less than 2% of the old belt states...
08-26-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,374
Posted By greatscott

Most, not all, but most fakes the quality is NOT...

Most, not all, but most fakes the quality is NOT fine, good luck in determining which has good quality and which ones do not. Also the fakes, even if sold as real, you'll discover after a problem is...
08-19-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,853
Posted By greatscott

No, it isn't necessary unless your state requires...

No, it isn't necessary unless your state requires it, most states say either lights or reflectors, not many say reflectors are required regardless if you have lights or not.

Reflectors are ok,...
08-19-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,447
Posted By greatscott

wearing eye protection is more then just keeping...

wearing eye protection is more then just keeping bugs and dirt out, or filtering out the UV stuff, it's about preventing your eyes from drying out as you ride which will make your eyes water, which...
08-19-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,466
Posted By greatscott

You live alone? Or did you mean you drink alone...

You live alone? Or did you mean you drink alone with nobody else and with your pal Jack Daniels?

Just kidding.

5 turns sounds like someone messing with you. My adjustments rarely go out of...
08-19-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,386
Posted By greatscott

I think the Bontrager lights are way over priced...

I think the Bontrager lights are way over priced for just 200 lumens for both front and rear, and priced at $115 for the pair.

Look you can get a Lezyne Hecto Drive 500XL, meaning of course the...
Forum: Touring
08-08-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,251
Posted By greatscott

I tried that doing that and I broke the rod when...

I tried that doing that and I broke the rod when the rod hit a tree limb I was riding under, thought I had the clearance, nope.
Forum: Touring
08-08-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,251
Posted By greatscott

I looked at telescopic rods but due to all the...

I looked at telescopic rods but due to all the ferrules that have to be in those to get them to extend to whatever length, doesn't that cut the sensitivity of the rod by a lot?

Also how reliable...
Forum: Touring
08-08-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,342
Posted By greatscott

I can't find that rack either on the Tubus site...

I can't find that rack either on the Tubus site so it must be a closeout item, it is on Amazon for $123. The Tubus I have is similar, it's the Cargo Classic, it works like any other rack would, but...
Forum: Touring
08-08-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,900
Posted By greatscott

I have a 16 watt RavPower solar charger myself, I...

I have a 16 watt RavPower solar charger myself, I don't have a trailer but I just strap mine with bungee cords to the holes in the charger opened on top of the tent on the rear bike rack.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,946
Posted By greatscott

Interesting idea, but how many Enve tires would...

Interesting idea, but how many Enve tires would it take to equal the width of one Porsche 911 GT3RS tire? Plus the Enve tires will last maybe 3,000 miles while the Porsche tires will last 30,000...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,686
Posted By greatscott

All I ever used was Kool Stop rim brake pads, but...

All I ever used was Kool Stop rim brake pads, but I always got the Salmon ones because they last longer, plus they stop in the rain a lot better then the black ones; there also a dual compound where...
08-08-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,242
Posted By greatscott

I agree with the no answer, if it had a cutoff...

I agree with the no answer, if it had a cutoff beam they would be advertising it since it would be a benefit.

But there is a light that does have that feature, made by Ravemen called the PR...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,925
Posted By greatscott

I'm not 100% sure, but darn near it, but I think...

I'm not 100% sure, but darn near it, but I think the Cannondale CAAD Optimo Sora is the lightest bike for under $1,000, I think I read it weighs 21 pounds for the 56 size, it is however $50 more than...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 27,243
Posted By greatscott

what if you had placed the extensions you had...

what if you had placed the extensions you had close enough so the ends would have touched or nearly touched? Then you could have grabbed the top of curve better?
Forum: Commuting
08-08-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 36,019
Posted By greatscott

Where is owning your business option? I would...

Where is owning your business option? I would have thought that would have been used by a lot of people here, including me. I'm on my second business after selling my last one, the second one is not...
08-08-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,331
Posted By greatscott

According to everything that I've ever read about...

According to everything that I've ever read about modern rechargeable batteries, it's best to recharge the battery after every use, no matter what that battery is in, lights, camera, Garmin, Di2...
08-08-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 20,154
Posted By greatscott

Correct. But what I find interesting is people...

Correct. But what I find interesting is people will pick and choose what they want to believe. Some time back Jan Heine also wrote a detailed scientific analysis of carbon fiber going soft as it...
08-08-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 14,234
Posted By greatscott

I simply don't care! I don't let fear tell me...

I simply don't care! I don't let fear tell me where to ride, and if there's no cell phone coverage no big deal, just ride through it, eventually you'll get to an area that has coverage. I rode my...
07-30-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,600
Posted By greatscott

So you started road biking 43 years ago? so that...

So you started road biking 43 years ago? so that was in 1975, correct? I started myself in 1976, in 1976 I bought my first road bike, a Trek TX900, and with that Trek I bought my first flat repair...
07-26-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,577
Posted By greatscott

You can also sand down the edges till it's very...

You can also sand down the edges till it's very thin and that will prevent the Mr tuffy from rubbing a hole in the tube...OR...you can buy RhinoDillos that cushioned the one edge of the liner to...
07-26-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,577
Posted By greatscott

Are you saying that Cleveland is thorn country? ...

Are you saying that Cleveland is thorn country? So what type of thorns are there?
07-26-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 15,355
Posted By greatscott

You don't need 1,000 plus lumen strobing light...

You don't need 1,000 plus lumen strobing light for the front during the day, that's absurd! All I have is a 400 lumen and on strobe I can very easily and quickly see it from a block away. In...
Forum: Touring
07-26-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,228
Posted By greatscott

IF you're actually going to do light to medium...

IF you're actually going to do light to medium touring I would eliminate the 72 Raleigh due to its age and difficulty getting parts for it.
The Bridgestone is not a true touring bike.
So that...
Forum: Touring
07-26-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,003
Posted By greatscott

Being a tightwad I try to find the best deal...

Being a tightwad I try to find the best deal possible and it seems that the Carradice ones are not only cheaper but also larger by 8 liters each, and as a bonus it weighs a tad less.

But right now...
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