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09-24-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 161
Posted By Chuck M

I have had them on some Kenda tubes as well. I...

I have had them on some Kenda tubes as well. I save them as I come across them for using on Schrader rims.


Look around on your other bikes, you may have one of the shouldered nuts on one of...
09-24-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By Chuck M

From the thread title and the fact this in 50+...

From the thread title and the fact this in 50+ forum, I expected this was going to be a health related gotta give up cycling post. I guess it is better the OP is losing interest in BF than bikes or...
09-19-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 935
Posted By Chuck M

I understand. We had to say goodbye to my wife's...

I understand. We had to say goodbye to my wife's first Peke Jack a little over a year ago. He didn't know he was my wife's dog and he thought he was mine. I shed more than a few tears when he passed....
09-18-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,833
Posted By Chuck M

I don't but have considered one. Several...

I don't but have considered one. Several accidents have been shown to be the driver's fault that could have been blamed on the cyclist because they were caught on a Go Pro or similar device. Even...
09-18-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 851
Posted By Chuck M

When I was a boy, I loved spending time in the...

When I was a boy, I loved spending time in the Montgomery Ward, TG&Y, Gibson's, etc. bike aisles fascinated by all the accessories. This bike is missing a few of them that I remember. Turn signals...
09-18-22, 03:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,879
Posted By Chuck M

Has the machine worked for you previously or did...

Has the machine worked for you previously or did you just get the machine and are trying to make it work? I am just speculating, but since the display is reporting multiple sensor issues, I'd guess...
09-17-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,784
Posted By Chuck M

I read an article on concours condition...

I read an article on concours condition automobiles when I was a teen about 40 some years ago. That article made me appreciate originality in anything. Where I am in cycling is I love my modern...
09-13-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,145
Posted By Chuck M

A century is 100 years. So if you can't ride...

A century is 100 years. So if you can't ride that long it doesn't count.
09-13-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,834
Posted By Chuck M

An old woman at work told me today that the...

An old woman at work told me today that the Schwinn cruiser she bought on Amazon will be delivered Friday. Guess who will probably be asked to put it together or at least fix the undoubtable...
09-13-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 675
Posted By Chuck M

I hope to have free time on my hands tomorrow and...

I hope to have free time on my hands tomorrow and I think I'll try to find a place to get pie on a ride. If I fail at that, I damn sure know where I can get a beer.
09-13-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 935
Posted By Chuck M

I walk my wife's Pekingese on a retractible...

I walk my wife's Pekingese on a retractible leash. I don't know how long it is but it isn't that hard to reign her in.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,241
Posted By Chuck M

Our 32 year old moved back in with us about 8...

Our 32 year old moved back in with us about 8 months ago. In fact in the last 10 years, all three of our children have came back at least once, a father-in-law moved himself in for a bit, two ex...
09-12-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 727
Posted By Chuck M

I did on my last birthday, the 57th. Family, work...

I did on my last birthday, the 57th. Family, work and other life situations combined with my birthday being lat November make it a challenge. But last year, I went in to work, looked at the forecast...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,241
Posted By Chuck M

Quoted for truth. I was a late convert to...

Quoted for truth. I was a late convert to clipless pedals and thought that straps and cages were all I needed. When I bought a modern road bike a few years ago I kept using straps and cages. After...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,241
Posted By Chuck M

I'm guessing now (and I should have known by the...

I'm guessing now (and I should have known by the mention of flame suit in the thread title) that you just want to argue about clipless pedals. I think you could have learned more and perhaps got...
09-10-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By Chuck M

I take it this is a more physically active job. ...

I take it this is a more physically active job. What have the scales shown?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,241
Posted By Chuck M

It is hard to tell from the opening post, but it...

It is hard to tell from the opening post, but it looks like you just went to putting some miles on the different pedals and cleats. You may have had better results just practicing with them in an...
09-06-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,286
Posted By Chuck M

We sure find a lot of ways to complain about what...

We sure find a lot of ways to complain about what other people ride.
09-06-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 968
Posted By Chuck M

I remember seeing this bike listed some time back...

I remember seeing this bike listed some time back with a kid's bike too I believe. The price wasn't terrible if I recall. I'm surprised it was still hanging around as late as last week. Looks like...
09-05-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 699
Posted By Chuck M

Are these really leather? I used gloves of...

Are these really leather?

I used gloves of this style back in the 80s and I was just thinking today how out of place my modern Bontrager gloves looked holding a cotton tape wrapped set of bars. ...
09-05-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 716
Posted By Chuck M

The path I frequent had a pole just like this...

The path I frequent had a pole just like this that I suppose was to divide traffic near a small bridge 42 years ago. I don't know when it was removed but I'm glad it was. Hopefully it didn't take a...
09-05-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 298
Posted By Chuck M

I'm from the camp that keeps things as original...

I'm from the camp that keeps things as original as can be. It is hard to say what would be the best for you to do, but I have a hunch were it me, I would keep any bike I've owned since the mid 80s...
09-05-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By Chuck M

Axel threads tend to get buggered up. As you are...

Axel threads tend to get buggered up. As you are screwing the nut on, the axel will turn where there is less resistance. If the end is a little beat up the nut will hang on it and then the nut and...
09-05-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 561
Views: 12,185
Posted By Chuck M

While I acknowledge I have profound hearing loss...

While I acknowledge I have profound hearing loss and use hearing aids, even with the HAs on and my 530 right next them, I get no sound.
09-05-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,019
Posted By Chuck M

I run as well as bike. I hydrate frequently...

I run as well as bike. I hydrate frequently during the week drinking several bottles of water throughout the day. Not chugging them down, just frequently taking drinks before I'm thirsty. ...
09-05-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 26,393
Views: 2,850,032
Posted By Chuck M

I planned a road ride yesterday before church but...

I planned a road ride yesterday before church but the 13 miles of running Saturday and post COVID wonkiness made me decide to wait until today. I still didn't feel up to it, so I took a 14 mile spin...
09-05-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 6,024
Posted By Chuck M

This 1937 era steel bridge is still carrying cars...

This 1937 era steel bridge is still carrying cars across the Caney River every day waiting for its eventual demolishing so it can be replaced by a modern, soulless, concrete bridge which is currently...
09-04-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,158
Posted By Chuck M

Caveat emptor. I don't know that the shop that...

Caveat emptor. I don't know that the shop that sold it was attempting to defraud anyone. Quite possibly they just weren't knowledgable about the product. I'd avoid the shop for that reason.
09-04-22, 05:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 708
Posted By Chuck M

I always got the feeling his posts were typed...

I always got the feeling his posts were typed using one index finger in a hunt and peck fashion.
09-03-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 980
Posted By Chuck M

I guess I've wanted one since the early 80s. I...

I guess I've wanted one since the early 80s. I had a Takara 960 and in my little town, everyone thought it was some exotic bicycle and I rode it all over creation from dawn to past dusk. Then one...
09-02-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 566
Posted By Chuck M

We have Ring at home. Doorbell camera, three...

We have Ring at home. Doorbell camera, three stickup cameras and the alarm retrofit that uses existing hardwired sensors. I'm quite happy with it but as was mentioned above, the video quality could...
08-30-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 858
Posted By Chuck M

While you are eBaying, you could look for the...

While you are eBaying, you could look for the original equipment derailleur while you are at it. I did that for my wife's Bridgestone just because I wanted it to be as original as could be even...
08-30-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 557
Posted By Chuck M

I'd rather the seller not try to sand out the SN...

I'd rather the seller not try to sand out the SN so he didn't create any damage I would have to deal with.

And if this bike is a typical bike boomer, I would probably leave it. If it has been...
08-28-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 603
Posted By Chuck M

This thread is an example of why troll threads...

This thread is an example of why troll threads need to be left to the experts. Thus far nobody has tried to play this "game" except the OP and the thread has nothing to do with creating an...
08-27-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,537
Posted By Chuck M

Keeping it clean. Especially when riding in the...

Keeping it clean. Especially when riding in the rain or after a rain.
08-27-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,471
Posted By Chuck M

My goal is to just keep tinkering with old bikes...

My goal is to just keep tinkering with old bikes and riding them. It keeps me fit, healthy and somewhat sane.
08-24-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,360
Posted By Chuck M

It looks like your shoes are possibly a newer...

It looks like your shoes are possibly a newer model. They look better than the ones I linked also.
08-24-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,360
Posted By Chuck M

Looks like there is a pretty good discount on...

Looks like there is a pretty good discount on them online. https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bike-clothing/cycling-shoes/mountain-bike-shoes/bontrager-foray-mountain-bike-shoe/p/25341/
Forum: Commuting
08-24-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 631
Posted By Chuck M

This in a nutshell.

This in a nutshell.
08-24-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,581
Posted By Chuck M

^^^^ Careful... Don't get this pointed political...

^^^^ Careful... Don't get this pointed political and get this worthy thread locked. :)
08-24-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By Chuck M

Old bikes like that pop up often on facebook...

Old bikes like that pop up often on facebook marketplace around here. Many times they ask more than I personally think the bike is worth, but to each their own.

If the asking price on this was...
08-23-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,581
Posted By Chuck M

I booted a tire with an I.O.U when I was a...

I booted a tire with an I.O.U when I was a teenager. I think that is why my credit rating isn't good enough to get the private jet I want.
08-23-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,445
Posted By Chuck M

And yet around here, people walk in the same...

And yet around here, people walk in the same types of stores that ask you to leave your bike outside with dogs.
08-23-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 858
Posted By Chuck M

My wife's Bridgestone did not have the original...

My wife's Bridgestone did not have the original Suntour derailleur on it. I bought one one eBay, removed the claw and hung it on the hanger with the same screw that held the claw on. If this works...
08-22-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,445
Posted By Chuck M

While I understand you feeling some regret, as...

While I understand you feeling some regret, as they say, hindsight is 20/20 but foresight is a *****. The bicycle owner bears more responsibility than you to protect the bike. Confronting these...
08-22-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,581
Posted By Chuck M

I broke a chain once two miles from the house. I...

I broke a chain once two miles from the house. I don't know what they would have done for me, but a man and woman walking on the MUP asked if I needed help. Come to think of it, I didn't have...
08-21-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 353
Posted By Chuck M

Thanks. My '84 had one Sunshine and one odd...

Thanks. My '84 had one Sunshine and one odd looking and quite ugly Shimano skewer when I go it. I presumed the Sunshine was original to the bike and sourced another one so they would match. I...
08-20-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21,261
Views: 4,047,937
Posted By Chuck M

It reminds me of the Seinfeld episode with the...

It reminds me of the Seinfeld episode with the Kramer portrait.

"He is a loathsome, offensive brute, and yet I can't look away"
08-18-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,429
Posted By Chuck M

My '84 Raleigh doesn't have the Reynolds name on...

My '84 Raleigh doesn't have the Reynolds name on it. I've assumed Raleigh didn't have a contractual agreement to put Reynolds on the Asian built bikes but that could be way off base.

Meanwhile,...
08-15-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 561
Posted By Chuck M

You are probably going to get anything but simple...

You are probably going to get anything but simple answers.
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