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07-02-23, 06:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,469
Posted By beng1

Added some alloy rims to the Toaster because...

Added some alloy rims to the Toaster because someone gave them to me, and drilled out an 18T rear sprocket for it to replace the current 19t, Also have come up with a set of 180mm cranks for it that...
07-01-23, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,174
Posted By beng1

The secret to keeping safe on a bicycle or in any...

The secret to keeping safe on a bicycle or in any facet of life is to be intelligent, and not the type of intelligence defined by the Western military/industrial complex, but as defined by life...
07-01-23, 06:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,831
Posted By beng1

They said it was only like smoking a half-pack a...

They said it was only like smoking a half-pack a day, so no problem.
06-29-23, 07:18 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,302
Posted By beng1

Just get any used brand-name bike you can find...

Just get any used brand-name bike you can find locally with drop-bars that is cheap and in good condition and your size and with a steel frame and you are done. Older bikes are cheap and plentiful...
06-28-23, 09:53 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,003
Posted By beng1

Clipless pedals and shoes are a gimmick, there is...

Clipless pedals and shoes are a gimmick, there is zero scientific testing that shows they increase anyone's power. If you have developed and worked for good form with flat pedals, then all switching...
06-27-23, 06:50 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 7,073
Posted By beng1

I invented my own tire-patch method. I just clean...

I invented my own tire-patch method. I just clean the puncture with rubbing alcohol, let it dry, then put a drop of super-glue on it, done. I have ridden tubes with more than a few punctures patched...
06-27-23, 06:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,062
Posted By beng1

I just drilled a bikes rims out and put the nice...

I just drilled a bikes rims out and put the nice fat Schrader tubes in it, problem solved. I have done this to every bike I possible could for years. The easier cycling is and the more BS free it is...
06-27-23, 06:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,962
Posted By beng1

This is a cycling related thread, your comment is...

This is a cycling related thread, your comment is not. Participate in conversations about cycling or maybe go mow your lawn?

As far as switching up the types of rides for fitness reasons,...
06-26-23, 04:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,728
Posted By beng1

I built a 17 foot tall barn a few years ago using...

I built a 17 foot tall barn a few years ago using all hand-tools and wood from an Amish sawmill. In the winter I keep my Huffy racer in it.

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05-18-23, 04:35 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,085
Posted By beng1

Actually, I have noticed that it is easier to...

Actually, I have noticed that it is easier to lock up the rear wheel with the coaster-brake on dry pavement now, so that is a drawback as the inertia of the steel rims worked as an anti-lock braking...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-23, 08:53 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,259
Posted By beng1

There are scientific studies on how crank-length...

There are scientific studies on how crank-length affects power, and their results show no difference in power between the length of crank arms on bicycles. But rider comfort does affect power and...
05-14-23, 04:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,220
Posted By beng1

Did you try sanding the old rotor with very fine...

Did you try sanding the old rotor with very fine paper like 600 grit or crocus cloth? If you look up the break-in procedures for automobile brakes that have new pads and rotors, there is a very...
05-13-23, 04:35 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,085
Posted By beng1

aluminum vs. steel rims on 27" bikes, gyro forces etc..

Swapped some alloy rims someone gave me onto the LeToaster this past week as was interested in if it would make the bike feel any different. This bike with steel rims was very stable when riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-23, 03:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,381
Posted By beng1

Any day with low wind and moderate temperatures...

Any day with low wind and moderate temperatures is my favorite event.
05-09-23, 07:05 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,679
Posted By beng1

That is rough. I lived out in the sticks so there...

That is rough. I lived out in the sticks so there were no bicycle thieves or much of anything else going on. I think there are a few remnants of my old 20-incher back in a junk pile on the family...
05-09-23, 06:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 203
Posted By beng1

Cool bicycle mold for chocolate

From an old chocolate shop in my town that opened in 1903, I was in there several days ago and this was on a shelf, one of their original old molds. I asked the girl working there if they could make...
05-08-23, 09:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 919
Posted By beng1

I am 6'2"+ and am over 200 pounds and have had...

I am 6'2"+ and am over 200 pounds and have had knee pain in the past, here is how I cured it; First look at the bottom of a pair of shoes you have had for a while and see how even the wear pattern...
05-07-23, 01:02 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,679
Posted By beng1

$5 yard-sale Schwinn ride today.....

I took a drive to look at a Roger Riviere ten-speed that was pretty crusty but had my 25" frame size, but the guy would not budge on the thirty dollars he wanted for it. On the way home however I...
05-05-23, 08:25 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,343
Posted By beng1

I like the feeling of driving my stick-shift...

I like the feeling of driving my stick-shift Camry, and I know lots of people who have died in automobile crashes, but I could still give two-hoots about waving at other automobile drivers no matter...
05-04-23, 08:32 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 8,069
Posted By beng1

Read em and weep; :"EXCESSIVE ENDURANCE...

Read em and weep;

:"EXCESSIVE ENDURANCE EXERCISE AND AFDespite compelling evidence for exercise as medicine in AF, research has demonstrated that, counterintuitively, long-term endurance...
05-04-23, 08:23 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,343
Posted By beng1

Why wave at anyone? Do you wave at other...

Why wave at anyone? Do you wave at other automobile drivers when you pass them going the other way? If you think about how odd that would be, then you should apply it to all situations. It is like...
04-30-23, 07:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,387
Posted By beng1

Until the age of 40 athletes pretty much can...

Until the age of 40 athletes pretty much can maintain their performance. Between the age of 40 and 80 a fit person can expect to lose half their ability to get oxygen from the air, sedentary people,...
04-28-23, 02:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,377
Posted By beng1

As long as a bicycle is well-maintained and it...

As long as a bicycle is well-maintained and it fits the rider so it is comfortable, then it is fine to use for exercise. The most important factor after having a reliable comfortable bicycle is to...
04-26-23, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By beng1

My bicycle is very moist today.......

Did you get caught riding in the rain today and get moistened?

Yes, it was raining just before I went for a ride, there were moist puddles of rain water everywhere and as the wheels rolled...
04-22-23, 04:52 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,722
Posted By beng1

The Six-Million Dollar Man......Goose

A number of years ago someone in a local classified advertised a Mangoose bicycle for sale. Of course it was a Mongoose, but they spelled it wrong or had a typo they did not care to correct. But ever...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-23, 08:47 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,740
Posted By beng1

I had a real cycling helmet in the 1990s, I don't...

I had a real cycling helmet in the 1990s, I don't know what happened to it. The helmet in the photo is an all-purpose Tony Hawk made for skateboarding, but I have used it for motorcycling, bicycle...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-23, 11:03 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,740
Posted By beng1

Me on the Huffy in the TT last year, 19.5mph...

Me on the Huffy in the TT last year, 19.5mph average. They would not let me ride without a helmet. I am going to take it out for a spin right now and see how fast it feels like going today, the wind...
04-19-23, 07:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,439
Posted By beng1

I cruise at the speed of fun, which varies day to...

I cruise at the speed of fun, which varies day to day.
04-18-23, 07:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,241
Posted By beng1

They are off a Schwinn World Sport. The seat has...

They are off a Schwinn World Sport. The seat has been moved as far forward as it can go to give a seating position that a more modern racing bicycle might have. A trick to make older frames work like...
04-15-23, 08:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 755
Posted By beng1

I have worn size 13/14 shoes for many decades....

I have worn size 13/14 shoes for many decades. The way to go is with flat pedals. The research says there is no power advantage for cyclists in using foot retention, and it makes your muscles and...
04-15-23, 08:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,241
Posted By beng1

Did 84 miles on the ProTites this week over a lot...

Did 84 miles on the ProTites this week over a lot of glass and gravel and debris and no problems.
04-07-23, 06:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,241
Posted By beng1

Panaracer pro-tites in 27"

Got a set of these in the mail today cheap from a retailer called "Bikesmith". After getting three flats in the last few months with "Bell" brand tires I decided to get something with flat...
04-05-23, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By beng1

First ride of 62nd year

Took the first ride of my 62nd year on Earth this morning. It was cloudy and windy but everything went my way. It was warm enough so for the first time this year was able to wear shorts and a t-shirt...
04-05-23, 07:31 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,739
Posted By beng1

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-23, 08:59 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 20,830
Posted By beng1

My guess is that heel down is more aero. It not...

My guess is that heel down is more aero. It not only exposes less of a leg to airflow, it keeps the foot at a more aero angle, and also it lets the rider fit onto a smaller more aero frame. There you...
04-02-23, 05:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,198
Posted By beng1

I dragged the SizeCycle outside in the sun today...

I dragged the SizeCycle outside in the sun today and put some more never-seize compound on some of it's parts, took some better photos of it's details. Seat-tube size is marked and shows up in a...
03-31-23, 07:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,725
Posted By beng1

Riding position is king for gong faster, tires...

Riding position is king for gong faster, tires are second, and as long as you have any good quality brand bike in well maintained condition, it will be a waste to swap it or any of it's parts for...
03-31-23, 07:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,390
Posted By beng1

I saw a guy running on a state park I was riding...

I saw a guy running on a state park I was riding my bicycle around a few days ago. He was running with his toes pointed outwards, so he was heading for trouble. I was going to yell something at him...
03-31-23, 04:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,198
Posted By beng1

Serrotta SizeCycle found....

Bought from a silkscreen shop in a building that was a bicycle shop years ago, they thought it was an exercise bike, which it certainly could be used for. I could find no serial number on it with a...
03-29-23, 07:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,667
Posted By beng1

Bell, the worst road-bike tire ever ???

Last fall I ended up with a new looking pair of Bell "Streetster" tires in 27" x 1 1/4". They looked like they were hardly used at all and I thought I was having some good luck, but I was wrong. This...
03-28-23, 12:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,645
Posted By beng1

I use the exact same riding position as Tour De...

I use the exact same riding position as Tour De France riders such as these, just common everyday aero positioning, nothing unusual or amusing about it;

...
03-28-23, 12:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,042
Posted By beng1

Since I began driving over 40 years ago I have...

Since I began driving over 40 years ago I have noticed that it is normal for automobile drivers to be impatient and stupid. In fact it has nothing to do with them driving at all, in general humans...
03-28-23, 12:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,726
Posted By beng1

I agree with the Stamp-1 pedals, they are...

I agree with the Stamp-1 pedals, they are quality, light and very reasonably priced. More and more there is a lot of info and research out there showing that clipless pedals are a waste of time and...
03-28-23, 11:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,645
Posted By beng1

You just got the aero-bars so of course it is...

You just got the aero-bars so of course it is going to take time to get used to them, common sense. The more you do something the easier and more natural it becomes. Your neck muscles will strengthen...
03-28-23, 10:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,725
Posted By beng1

You gave zero information about yourself or your...

You gave zero information about yourself or your bike setup or your current riding speeds, so nobody could legitimately answer your question.
03-14-23, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By beng1

No political party or politics were mentioned by...

No political party or politics were mentioned by anyone in the thread, and if you want to make that accusation then please quote the instance where something political was used ?

For those who...
03-14-23, 11:49 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 14,767
Posted By beng1

"Gravel" biking is cyclo-cross hijacked by...

"Gravel" biking is cyclo-cross hijacked by hipsters and businessmen and turned into a profitable fashion-trend, just as the lumber-jack and every other working-class or legitimate aesthetic, history...
03-12-23, 07:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,452
Posted By beng1

I don't think wearing ball bearings out is enough...

I don't think wearing ball bearings out is enough of a problem on any bike to proactively take old ones out and put in sealed bearings. There are lots of bikes fifty to a hundred years old running...
03-12-23, 06:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,390
Posted By beng1

As long as your insurance will pay for knee and...

As long as your insurance will pay for knee and hip replacement go for it.
03-12-23, 06:49 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,635
Posted By beng1

Making mileage a goal and yardstick of cycling...

Making mileage a goal and yardstick of cycling success is lame, use fun instead.
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