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11-12-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,036
Posted By FiftySix

Tektro makes quick release dual pivot calipers as...

Tektro makes quick release dual pivot calipers as well. I just don't know what brake model they make would work for you.
11-11-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,036
Posted By FiftySix

The bike came with a Tektro double pivot, but...

The bike came with a Tektro double pivot, but it's old enough that the quick release feature didn't get included with this version. It's a good strong brake, but I have to remove a brake pad to...
11-10-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By FiftySix

I don't ride a roadie bike, but I do use typical...

I don't ride a roadie bike, but I do use typical BMX style platform pedals. My "cycling" shoes are simple hiker type sneakers. Similar to this...
Forum: Foo
11-10-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,063
Posted By FiftySix

Mmmm. I love the flavor that a coating of melted...

Mmmm. I love the flavor that a coating of melted and burned styrofoam gives to chicken. Kinda like government cheese.
11-09-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,486
Posted By FiftySix

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11-09-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,486
Posted By FiftySix

As someone that's been "touched" by low power...

As someone that's been "touched" by low power 120/240 volt lines and 750 volt electric fencing (low current), while wearing rubber sole boots, I'm not crossing a power line on my bicycle unless...
11-09-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,486
Posted By FiftySix

Might need a special bike for doing that. ...

Might need a special bike for doing that.


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11-08-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,555
Posted By FiftySix

Black Ice aka Invisible Ice? Certainly exists...

Black Ice aka Invisible Ice? Certainly exists here once in a while. I've hit it on motorcycles at speed, but not yet on a bicycle. Crazy scary stuff on a motorcycle.
Forum: Foo
11-08-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,731
Posted By FiftySix

So far, I do. :D I probably have a couple...

So far, I do. :D

I probably have a couple hundred machines I work on in a given year (pre-covid). That's 1 human* service tech for a couple hundred machines. Most of those machines are operated by...
Forum: Foo
11-08-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,731
Posted By FiftySix

Lots of competition for jobs in the trades here. ...

Lots of competition for jobs in the trades here.

What my first hand experience is with is manufacturing, as I repair machinery. In the 33 years in my industry, most highly skilled machine...
11-07-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,022
Posted By FiftySix

Personally, 3 people I've known lost the battle...

Personally, 3 people I've known lost the battle with cancer. Two with great health care coverage and suffered with cancer and the treatments for 3 to 4 years before succumbing to it. The other person...
11-07-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,022
Posted By FiftySix

Since we all have to live with Prop 65 labels in...

Since we all have to live with Prop 65 labels in the rest of the USA now, Californians now feel safe enough to move out of their state.

I know I can sleep well at night here in Tejas thanks to all...
Forum: Foo
11-06-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,063
Posted By FiftySix

I love the idea of sitting at home filling out a...

I love the idea of sitting at home filling out a ballot and dropping it in the mail. Here, you still have to be 65 or older or have some sort of disability to do that.

Having said that, my county...
Forum: Foo
11-05-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,913
Posted By FiftySix

Honestly? It's all unobtainium for people in my...

Honestly? It's all unobtainium for people in my situation in the working/lower middle class. The longer America goes down the current heath care/insurance path, it's simply like the movie Elysium...
Forum: Foo
11-05-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,731
Posted By FiftySix

None of that worries me more than me wondering...

None of that worries me more than me wondering about the future of jobs in this country.

The population keeps increasing. Automation keeps replacing the need for skilled and unskilled workers....
11-05-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,911
Posted By FiftySix

I happened across a piece of pre-covid NFL...

I happened across a piece of pre-covid NFL history the other day.


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Forum: Foo
11-05-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,731
Posted By FiftySix

Don't spend it all in one place. :50: ...

Don't spend it all in one place. :50:


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Forum: Foo
11-05-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,731
Posted By FiftySix

The usual youthful optimism is because a young...

The usual youthful optimism is because a young person hasn't been shat on, cheated, robbed, sued, screwed over, or has noticed that most other people just want your money. :lol:
11-05-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,022
Posted By FiftySix

A California law that seems to affect everyone...

A California law that seems to affect everyone that might sell something that ends up in California. So Prop 65 warnings are added which really don't mean squat since the products are still able to...
11-05-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,774
Posted By FiftySix

Bicycle cruisers are more related to motorcycle...

Bicycle cruisers are more related to motorcycle cruisers, than police cruisers or naval cruisers.

It's all about the intended use of cruising "for pleasure" and therefore the design of the bike....
11-04-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,866
Posted By FiftySix

Just need an IGH, fenders, chain guard . . . and...

Just need an IGH, fenders, chain guard . . . and you're in. :D
11-03-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,866
Posted By FiftySix

That's the Roadster I know. I'm pretty sure...

That's the Roadster I know.

I'm pretty sure the euro brands still make traditionally styled and modernized versions. Something like the Gazelle below, and Pashley's.
...
Forum: Foo
11-03-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By FiftySix

Yeah, sometimes I don't put the wheels on my home...

Yeah, sometimes I don't put the wheels on my home in time and I have to buy a new-to-me home every few years. :innocent:

...
11-01-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2,847
Views: 321,272
Posted By FiftySix

I watched The Mothman Prophecies...

I watched The Mothman Prophecies (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mothman_Prophecies_%28film%29) for the first time last night.

For me being in the mood for something weird during Halloween, the...
Forum: Foo
10-29-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,196
Posted By FiftySix

Yep. My brother was 82nd Airborne in the 1980s...

Yep. My brother was 82nd Airborne in the 1980s and gave me an OKC produced blade many years later.
...
Forum: Foo
10-26-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By FiftySix

Only during cool weather has food been something...

Only during cool weather has food been something I've wanted soon after a ride.

The best was a Thanksgiving meal many years ago. The whole shebang cooked up by my grandma, aunt, and my mom. All...
Forum: Foo
10-26-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By FiftySix

My food standards got lowered when I became a...

My food standards got lowered when I became a father a couple decades ago. I remember just a few years ago, that if I could feed my family* for $15 per meal I was doing good.

Nowadays with less...
10-26-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,614
Posted By FiftySix

I've been saving up a huge supply of air for my...

I've been saving up a huge supply of air for my bicycle pump to use.
Forum: Foo
10-23-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,665
Posted By FiftySix

What made her great? Her possum stories?

What made her great? Her possum stories?
Forum: Foo
10-23-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,665
Posted By FiftySix

Sounds like another possum story. ...

Sounds like another possum story.


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Forum: Foo
10-23-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,665
Posted By FiftySix

The pins are pulled via solenoids actuated by a...

The pins are pulled via solenoids actuated by a smart phone ap. The whole rig is for taking out porch pirates.

:innocent:
Forum: Foo
10-23-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,665
Posted By FiftySix

Only tiger wrestlers get to say that. ...

Only tiger wrestlers get to say that.


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Forum: Foo
10-23-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,665
Posted By FiftySix

Wut? (Get's interesting at the 8 minute...

Wut?

(Get's interesting at the 8 minute mark.)

https://youtu.be/KxAGAGO2HK0
Forum: Foo
10-23-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,507
Posted By FiftySix

I couldn't resist the price. I got one of those...

I couldn't resist the price. I got one of those on its way. Ought to be fun. :)
Forum: Foo
10-22-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,665
Posted By FiftySix

My name is so long that I'm gonna need to drink...

My name is so long that I'm gonna need to drink plenty of Hondo beer to fill up ye olde water pistol.
Forum: Foo
10-22-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,507
Posted By FiftySix

I had a low end line controlled Cox Airacobra as...

I had a low end line controlled Cox Airacobra as a kid. I never could get the engine started, so I'd just sling it in airborne circles for the same effect.

I dabbled in battery powered...
Forum: Foo
10-22-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,665
Posted By FiftySix

Ought to add this to the list. ...

Ought to add this to the list.

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Forum: Foo
10-22-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,631
Posted By FiftySix

^^^^ Sounds like a real Asstro Blaster.

^^^^
Sounds like a real Asstro Blaster.
Forum: Foo
10-22-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,665
Posted By FiftySix

Gotta love Red Green. Awesome set of horns and...

Gotta love Red Green. Awesome set of horns and rear facing P.A. system. :D
Forum: Foo
10-22-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,063
Posted By FiftySix

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Forum: Foo
10-22-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,631
Posted By FiftySix

About the only thing I can eat at Taco Bell...

About the only thing I can eat at Taco Bell anymore are their crunchy tacos. Everything else is glop. I had a recent experience of their glop thanks to my 21 year old daughter talking me into going...
Forum: Foo
10-22-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 11,791
Views: 2,465,720
Posted By FiftySix

Damn homeless people!!! :50:

Damn homeless people!!! :50:
10-21-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2,847
Views: 321,272
Posted By FiftySix

Sounds like of a lot of the free movies I have...

Sounds like of a lot of the free movies I have access to on Roku and Vudu. Big names, crappy movie. Makes me take more chances on the unknown actors films, and I have been surprised in a good way...
10-20-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,476
Posted By FiftySix

A diving helmet, of course.

A diving helmet, of course.
Forum: Foo
10-20-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,063
Posted By FiftySix

Here they gave out those little finger cots,...

Here they gave out those little finger cots, which seem to be the remnants of making fingerless gloves.
10-20-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,583
Posted By FiftySix

Thanks GlennR . I'm officially hungry now. :p ...

Thanks GlennR . I'm officially hungry now. :p


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10-20-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,476
Posted By FiftySix

Another brakeless fixie thread? How about some...

Another brakeless fixie thread? How about some foot retention recommendations?
10-19-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 24,197
Posted By FiftySix

I simply call them the Black bike and the Red...

I simply call them the Black bike and the Red bike.

Strangely enough, the Red bike was named "Willy" by the factory. But I couldn't stand riding a Red Willy so I had the adoption papers changed to...
10-18-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,885
Posted By FiftySix

Let's see, put those three speeds in low gear and...

Let's see, put those three speeds in low gear and move along at 7 mph? I think the only training experience picked up here is balancing a bike with a squirmy load on the back and repairing pinch...
10-17-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,583
Posted By FiftySix

Because a bright white headlight is so you can...

Because a bright white headlight is so you can see the road ahead of you (as well as be seen by others). A red tail light is used only so others can see you. Not to mention the fact that white in...
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