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08-01-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 502
Posted By BobbyG

At 59, for me it's all about recovery. Can I put...

At 59, for me it's all about recovery. Can I put in as much effort as I want and still recover quickly? That's been my goal for the last few years. I've seen a slight decline in muscle strength...
07-28-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 616
Posted By BobbyG

I know the OP was offering up his observations in...

I know the OP was offering up his observations in jest, but last spring I encountered subtle "age-ism" when my buddy was in the Intensive Care Unit and it was scary. My friend is 69 and very fit,...
07-28-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,540
Posted By BobbyG

Your question was not stupid, but some of the...

Your question was not stupid, but some of the responses were. Your "casual" language and syntax were not out of line with what I see on social media, but it was significantly different from the norm...
07-23-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 861
Posted By BobbyG

donm1967 Because of hand issues, two years ago I...

donm1967 Because of hand issues, two years ago I converted my 1997 Nishiki Blazer MTB to drop-bars like my road bikes. I also had inboard bar ends to approximate more of an on-the-hoods position, so...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 493
Posted By BobbyG

50lbs of rock salt in the snow and ice. ...

50lbs of rock salt in the snow and ice.
https://youtu.be/yskVO0mZMkA
07-16-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,141
Posted By BobbyG

A number-2 and supply of small paper squares can...

A number-2 and supply of small paper squares can be beneficial on a ride if you don't have a smart phone....
07-16-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 774
Posted By BobbyG

56 ChainRingzz would be an awesome hip hop name.

56 ChainRingzz would be an awesome hip hop name.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By BobbyG

Dahon Boardwalk (Complete) Inside a 29" Samsonite Oyster!...

Still obsessed with my new-to-me 2007 Dahon Boardwalk. (https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1233802-all-dahon-boardwalk-mods-done-now.html)

I wanted to know if I could pack it inside a 62"...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By BobbyG

The Fast and the Folderous...

Rode the Dahon Boardwalk up to Manitou Springs, then screamed downhill on the way home! OMG, it's a real bike...that folds!

https://youtu.be/tlbfujxNofE
07-08-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,764
Posted By BobbyG

For many years I rode in old cotton, long-sleeve...

For many years I rode in old cotton, long-sleeve button-down shirts with the collars turned up. They hold a lot of moisture, but my current set-up works a little better for me....
07-08-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,764
Posted By BobbyG

I don't know where you are, but here in the high,...

I don't know where you are, but here in the high, dry climes of Colorado wearing moisture-wicking activewear creates evaporative cooling while moving, or stationary with wind. It seems counter...
07-06-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By BobbyG

Hypno Toad Like You I ride with one earbud. ...

Hypno Toad Like You I ride with one earbud. Since a couple of OS updates ago, when I use a wired earbud, a long, long pres of the button has google assistant mention the time and mention any texts...
07-01-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By BobbyG

Google "bed prism glasses". They're glasses that...

Google "bed prism glasses". They're glasses that bend your vision 90-degrees. They're made so people can lie in bed with their head facing up and read a book propped up on their chest. You'd have...
06-30-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,216
Posted By BobbyG

The first rule of Bike Race Club is: You do not...

The first rule of Bike Race Club is: You do not talk about Bike Race Club. The second rule of Bike Race Club is: You do not talk about Bike Race Club. Third rule of Bike Race Club: Someone yells...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By BobbyG

All Dahon Boardwalk Mods Done (for now)...

I've reached my repair and modification goals for the 2007 Dahon Boardwalk I bought about a month ago.

Today I had the handlebar stem shortened 3/4 of an inch so it could be lowered 3/4". I had...
06-29-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By BobbyG

Upright but relaxed Tires that absorb my...

Upright but relaxed
Tires that absorb my worries
Riding is dreamy
Forum: Commuting
06-26-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 763
Posted By BobbyG

Silver_Bike Welcome. I commuted year-round for...

Silver_Bike Welcome. I commuted year-round for 28 years, rain, shine and snow without a shower at work, but with a dressing room, and things got so much better after I discovered bikeforums. So,...
06-21-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By BobbyG

Nice! Reminds me of those pre-revolution cars in...

Nice! Reminds me of those pre-revolution cars in Cuba that are kept running through an amalgam of non-original, non-standard parts.
06-20-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,871
Posted By BobbyG

Buy an electric-assist bike and rediscover the...

Buy an electric-assist bike and rediscover the thrills of motion and movement. Remember how good it feels to be riding? You'll get there quicker on an e-bike.

Your past post show you like the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By BobbyG

Yes, DNP. As far as wearing it out, I commuted...

Yes, DNP. As far as wearing it out, I commuted by bike for 28 years until last winter. I have replaced many components on my three other bikes. Things wear out, some faster, some slower.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By BobbyG

My Boardwalk Is Now a Runner and a Climber

I think I am more excited about my new-to-me 2007 Dahon Boardwalk than any other bike I have ever bought or acquired! Especially now that I've put a wider spread of gears!

The original rear wheel...
06-17-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,231
Posted By BobbyG

Black to hide the grease. When I commuted I...

Black to hide the grease. When I commuted I carried my street clothes as well as socks, changing back into black socks and bike clothes for the commute home,
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By BobbyG

THanks for the tip...I will check it out at some...

THanks for the tip...I will check it out at some point. At $5 a handle bar at the co-op, I can afford to experiment.
06-13-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,793
Posted By BobbyG

I would probably do better with a narrower saddle...

I would probably do better with a narrower saddle but this one is not causing any issues so I'll stick with it until it does. The nose is long enough.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By BobbyG

Bungees and Bars: The Boardwalk Evolves...

Bought a 2007 Dahon Boardwalk a coupla weeks ago.
Viva La Contortionista! (http://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1231899-viva-la-contortionista.html)

I knew the original straight bars would be...
06-08-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 939
Posted By BobbyG

Steeler_fanatic I agree with and also follow your...

Steeler_fanatic I agree with and also follow your strategy to "wait for a driver to commit and make a turn before pulling into an intersection." I also watch the front wheels as drivers may or may...
06-05-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By BobbyG

I had something similar a few years ago... ...

I had something similar a few years ago...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/607x893/0602181520ax_16671aec3c8ac236acf99c61b6ebcb2df1b88450.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,007
Posted By BobbyG

Thanks, all! Update. Rear hub trashed....

Thanks, all! Update. Rear hub trashed. Unbelievably the local bike co-op had three 20-inch 7-speed wheels. Bought the best one for only $20! Rear v-brakes need cleaning and/or replacing, again, a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,007
Posted By BobbyG

Viva La Contortionista!

Just bought my first folder: a 2007 Dahon Boardwalk for $100 bucks. Seldom used, garage stored. Very little wear, very little tear. Nothing loose. Before I can ride it I have to clean and repack...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 976
Posted By BobbyG

Mbel3122 You're lucky. Four miles is a nice...

Mbel3122 You're lucky. Four miles is a nice distance to figure out your bike commuting needs. At a very conservative 9 mph (about 3x walking speed) a 4 mile commute Should take about 26 minutes, plus...
06-01-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,651
Posted By BobbyG

First rule of bike club. (Not to be confused...

First rule of bike club.
(Not to be confused with https://www.velominati.com/)
05-29-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,826
Posted By BobbyG

The vulcanizing fluid must dry before applying...

The vulcanizing fluid must dry before applying patch. Feels wrong, but it's right.
05-26-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,372
Posted By BobbyG

If it works for you...it works for you! If it...

If it works for you...it works for you! If it keeps "an old fart" riding, then it's a good thing.
05-26-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,403
Posted By BobbyG

If you carry a bag with you, you could carry a...

If you carry a bag with you, you could carry a nice bike-unfriendly bottle and simply pour the water from your bike-bottle in it, then put the bike bottle in the bag.

Or you could get some sort of...
05-26-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,706
Posted By BobbyG

These videos helped me. ...

These videos helped me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkZxPIZ1ngY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNG7g83lI-s&t=4s
05-26-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By BobbyG

Not tryna start an argument, but any tire becomes...

Not tryna start an argument, but any tire becomes more puncture resistant with tire liners, like Mr. Tuffy's.
05-24-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 175
Posted By BobbyG

New Old Rack. Cash and "Carry"...

I acquired a 1984 Nishiki International road bike back in 2009. I had been bike commuting on my 1997 NIshiki Blazer mountain bike which had fenders, a rack and Wald folding baskets. I wanted to...
05-17-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,396
Posted By BobbyG

Hypno Toad I use foam pipe insulation on the...

Hypno Toad I use foam pipe insulation on the bars, over the tape.
https://www.bikeforums.net/21354043-post9.html
05-12-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 786
Posted By BobbyG

Razorrock I've lived and biked (and bike...

Razorrock
I've lived and biked (and bike commuted) here in Colorado Springs for 29 years. I grew up in Chicago, so I always take precautions against bike and car theft, but Colorado Springs isn't...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,059
Posted By BobbyG

I have three bikes, and a spare wheelset for one...

I have three bikes, and a spare wheelset for one of them...it has my studded snow tires mounted for a quick change to studs when it snows.
04-28-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,172
Posted By BobbyG

https://www.lowes.com/pl/Eye-protection-Safety/429...

https://www.lowes.com/pl/Eye-protection-Safety/4294644951?sortMethod=sortBy_priceLowToHigh
04-25-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,807
Posted By BobbyG

On MUPS I like to toot my 115 dB AIrZound Airhorn...

On MUPS I like to toot my 115 dB AIrZound Airhorn from 50-75 yards back to give pedestrians, dog-walkers and slow meandering cyclists (usually families) as much time as possible to react and adapt...
04-25-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By BobbyG

Deeper rims act may be more sensitive to...

Deeper rims act may be more sensitive to cross-winds, acting as more of a sail.
04-20-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By BobbyG

The link leads to more links, one is the story on...

The link leads to more links, one is the story on the bbc podcast "People Fixing the World" which I listen to when riding my bike.
Forum: Commuting
04-09-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,465
Posted By BobbyG

I started using a cycling rain cape a few years...

I started using a cycling rain cape a few years ago. I made 2 out of ponchos. At some point I will buy one, but I am not commuting at the moment.

Cycling rain capes drape over your hands on the...
04-09-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,179
Posted By BobbyG

Toe clips turn almost any shoe into a biking shoe.

Toe clips turn almost any shoe into a biking shoe.
03-27-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,376
Posted By BobbyG

I've been using the Take-A-Look glasses mounted...

I've been using the Take-A-Look glasses mounted mirror for almost 30 years and it works for me, even when I've worn a back back.

I also have a bar-end mirror on my three bikes for back-up for when...
03-26-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,302
Posted By BobbyG

Why not use the whole chainsaw? ...

Why not use the whole chainsaw?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl_IGCeC6Vs
Forum: Commuting
03-20-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,097
Posted By BobbyG

I've been watching/reading Tom for years. Good...

I've been watching/reading Tom for years. Good tips.
03-19-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By BobbyG

Yes...Welcome to the "club"!...

Yes...Welcome to the "club"! (https://www.google.com/search?q=bikeforums.net+club+tombay&rlz=1CAWPBA_enUS927&oq=bikeforums.net+club+tombay&aqs=chrome..69i57.4867j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8)
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