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07-28-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By SkinGriz

Def. congrats on the weight loss.

Def. congrats on the weight loss.
07-25-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 731
Posted By SkinGriz

If theyíve been out of the sun and away from...

If theyíve been out of the sun and away from electric motors while in storage, Iíd just ride them.
07-25-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,758
Posted By SkinGriz

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TvXQ43IUL7s

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TvXQ43IUL7s
07-23-22, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By SkinGriz

The industry standard moved away from one piece...

The industry standard moved away from one piece cranks. Consequently the one piece cranks now are inferior to what would have come on a bike from the 70ís or the BMX one piece cranks of the 80ís.
...
07-23-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By SkinGriz

Just ride it and replace things as they break. ...

Just ride it and replace things as they break.

Plastic pedals arenít necessarily bad. I still enjoy a bike with one piece cranks and it has the Odyssey Twisted pedals.

Have you put a magnet to...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 747
Posted By SkinGriz

PJ1. Itíll never come off!

PJ1. Itíll never come off!
07-20-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,785
Posted By SkinGriz

What size wheels are those? BTW nice bike.

What size wheels are those?
BTW nice bike.
07-20-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,785
Posted By SkinGriz

Iím completely ignorant. Mostly lurking and...

Iím completely ignorant.
Mostly lurking and ride my low end bikes until I figure out what I want.
Is 32h double wall better than 36h single wall?
07-15-22, 12:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,492
Posted By SkinGriz

As fast as my Doberman can pull when she sees a...

As fast as my Doberman can pull when she sees a cat up the street.

Which is considerably faster than I can pedal this bike.
07-11-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By SkinGriz

Order good amount more than you think you need...

Order good amount more than you think you need and remove the excess.
07-08-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By SkinGriz

It says biodegradable. Probably soy or castor...

It says biodegradable.
Probably soy or castor bean oil based.
If so, I would completely expect it to get gummy and foul up.
People that are happy with it in the long run probably clean and lube...
07-05-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,949
Posted By SkinGriz

Beach Cruiser.

Beach Cruiser.
07-01-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 886
Posted By SkinGriz

Start with getting your saddle height. ...

Start with getting your saddle height.

Height above top tube is irrelevant.

Height above crank axis is what matters. I just learned this recently.

https://cyclesimply.com/saddle-height/
...
06-30-22, 02:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,800
Posted By SkinGriz

Clear.

Clear.
06-29-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,121
Posted By SkinGriz

My dad used to say, ďItís a nice sunny day...

My dad used to say, ďItís a nice sunny day outside! Why donít you go outside and play in the freeway!Ē

I did get out. I didnít play in the freeway.
He was a great natural mechanic that could...
06-29-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By SkinGriz

These days probably a decent deal. Probably...

These days probably a decent deal.

Probably front linear pull rear coaster. Should be ample stopping power.

Online it looks like it should have a 3 speed internal gear hub. Even if the tubes...
06-28-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,492
Posted By SkinGriz

I think it would be funny to see one with drops,...

I think it would be funny to see one with drops, seat post spun to mimic road bike seat rube angle over cranks.

Entered into say a gravel race by a strong rider just to be a jerk.
06-24-22, 01:05 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,623
Posted By SkinGriz

At work I lose tools more often (by far) than I...

At work I lose tools more often (by far) than I break them or wear them out. And the tools that do wear out and are expensive to replace (power tools) arenít covered by the warranty anyway.

I like...
06-22-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,367
Views: 478,652
Posted By SkinGriz

Nice. What frame and rear hub? Thank you.

Nice.

What frame and rear hub?
Thank you.
06-19-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By SkinGriz

Yes. To preserve their ďsmall town feel.Ē

Yes.
To preserve their ďsmall town feel.Ē
06-19-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,775
Posted By SkinGriz

And even if it wasÖ Why wouldnít I be OK with a...

And even if it wasÖ Why wouldnít I be OK with a company helping people get different bikes at different price points?
06-19-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,978
Posted By SkinGriz

Itís not the coal or potatoes. I think itís...

Itís not the coal or potatoes.

I think itís the boiler and maintaining a pressure. I think something can go wrong with steam engines where the pressure can shoot up and pop the boiler. I think...
06-17-22, 02:55 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,101
Posted By SkinGriz

This. I think computers spoiled expectations...

This.

I think computers spoiled expectations of progress in other areas.

It seems like computers and only computers advance at the speed of Mooreís law.

So people go ďwhy doesnít a car cost...
06-16-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 53,285
Posted By SkinGriz

Thank you for your thoughts. A positive...

Thank you for your thoughts.

A positive aspect of public transit that hadnít previously crossed my mind.

I used the bus to go with my firstborn to a museum once. We didnít get mugged, but other...
06-16-22, 01:18 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,978
Posted By SkinGriz

Thatís a really pretty bike. If I was...

Thatís a really pretty bike.

If I was concerned I guess Iíd buy extra rim brake components and seal them up until needed.
06-16-22, 01:05 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,978
Posted By SkinGriz

My uncleís a major dead head. I had no idea...

My uncleís a major dead head.

I had no idea Jerry GarcŪa was missing a part of a finger until now.

This morning my number 2 asked, ďDad, whatís a begonia?Ē I only know from the song, have no...
06-15-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By SkinGriz

Thank you for posting. Sand County Almanac...

Thank you for posting.

Sand County Almanac is one of my favorite books. Aldo Leopold made similar observations of farms. Using and regulating every inch of ground as opposed to letting some places...
06-14-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,775
Posted By SkinGriz

Giant Bikes.

I read somewhere Giant is the biggest bike manufacturer in the world.

However I hardly ever see Giant bikes compared to other big names.

Is there something Iím missing?
06-14-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 53,285
Posted By SkinGriz

Agree with much stated. How much stolen...

Agree with much stated.

How much stolen through Civil Asset Forfeiture traffic stops?

Concern with both mass transit and increasing centralization/sophistication in auto software is this..,...
06-10-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,564
Posted By SkinGriz

He could have outran the airplane if he had drop...

He could have outran the airplane if he had drop bars.
06-10-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 901
Posted By SkinGriz

Thats my thinking. I understand if itís for...

Thats my thinking.

I understand if itís for gnarly single track with big rocks, but for how a lot of riding is, cruising around the neighborhood, MUPs, rail trails, etc. I think 559 is great.
06-10-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 727
Posted By SkinGriz

Where you at? I could use the ďstupid *****Ē...

Where you at?

I could use the ďstupid *****Ē step through frame.
06-02-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,623
Posted By SkinGriz

When was the original patent issued? Has it...

When was the original patent issued? Has it expired?
06-02-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,228
Posted By SkinGriz

Thatís the deal. Whoever does it for a living...

Thatís the deal. Whoever does it for a living should be able to do it better and certainly much faster.
06-02-22, 02:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By SkinGriz

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6G9By7j5ArQ

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6G9By7j5ArQ
05-27-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By SkinGriz

Thank you Vintage Schwinn

Ordered one of the bars you linked.

Finally installed it today. Kid rode around and said it fits her perfect.

The bike in question had the looks of a mountain bike but dimensions (like reach...
05-27-22, 02:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 767
Posted By SkinGriz

Correct. Just illustrating the idea to really...

Correct. Just illustrating the idea to really make sure the bead is all the way in the center of the rim.

If the tire was still difficult to mount just remember to never use that tire on that rim...
05-26-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,707
Posted By SkinGriz

Reviving a zombie thread just to say a bike is...

Reviving a zombie thread just to say a bike is ugly.

Thatís crazy.

And you obviously havenít seen my wifeís electro forged step through schwinn.
05-26-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 767
Posted By SkinGriz

^ This. It could be that the center of the...

^ This.

It could be that the center of the rim isnít very deep to not let the opposite side roll over.

Iíve probably changed over 1k tractor trailer tires and similar.

Some smaller diameter...
05-26-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,887
Posted By SkinGriz

A thought could be to have an errand bike without...

A thought could be to have an errand bike without QR skewers and a sporty bike with?

Obviously only if you have space or funds to own 2 bikes. I think carrying a 15mm would not be detrimental at...
05-25-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 801
Posted By SkinGriz

Iíve thought about WI freewheels Wondered if...

Iíve thought about WI freewheels

Wondered if theyíre worthwhile if shimano or acs freewheels are fairly cheap and last pretty long.

Coworker gave me a bike thinking the freewheel was dead. I...
05-20-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,468
Posted By SkinGriz

I think all the work is done by the 2 or 3 links...

I think all the work is done by the 2 or 3 links about to come off the sprocket regardless of size, making the bigger sprocket more efficient.

I also think it isnít enough for most people to...
05-19-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,248
Posted By SkinGriz

We picked up an emaciated Dobie off the street....

We picked up an emaciated Dobie off the street. Really sweet girl.
05-17-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By SkinGriz

yes. just click the tab wheels, scroll down to...

yes.
just click the tab wheels, scroll down to beach cruiser.
05-17-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,842
Posted By SkinGriz

Tell the bison I said hi.

Tell the bison I said hi.
05-17-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By SkinGriz

https://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_STOR20.cgi?Act...

https://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_STOR20.cgi?Action=List&SubCategoryNew=Wheels:%20Mountain%20with%2026%20inch%20Wheels
05-09-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,192
Posted By SkinGriz

Did you use steel crank arms in your commuter...

Did you use steel crank arms in your commuter build?
05-09-22, 01:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 642
Posted By SkinGriz

Hopefully moved to bike mechanics.

Hopefully moved to bike mechanics.
Forum: Commuting
05-07-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,509
Posted By SkinGriz

I think blacktop and asphalt shingles can store a...

I think blacktop and asphalt shingles can store a tremendous amount of heat.

Landed in PHX a few months ago.
Its huge!
I didnít remember it being that big. Not too much longer and the whole...
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