Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: big john
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
Search took 4.67 seconds.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10,006
Views: 126,389
Posted By big john

fo' sho'?

fo' sho'?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10,006
Views: 126,389
Posted By big john

The guy who assembled my mountain bike didn't...

The guy who assembled my mountain bike didn't tighten the ferrule/clamp on the dropper post cable. It's internal, so when it fell off it went to the bottom of the seat tube and when I tried to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10,006
Views: 126,389
Posted By big john

Mark Cavendish wins British national...

Mark Cavendish wins British national championships road race - VeloNews.com (https://www.velonews.com/news/road/mark-cavendish-wins-british-national-championships-road-race/)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10,006
Views: 126,389
Posted By big john

There is a house we pass which has Astroturf and...

There is a house we pass which has Astroturf and you can see the yard lines and even the numbers.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10,006
Views: 126,389
Posted By big john

It's likely some cheap Chinese titanium. I think...

It's likely some cheap Chinese titanium. I think it only has a one year warranty.
Brakes are mechanical with 140mm rotors.

Here's one for $700.
700C road bike frame high light titanium frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10,006
Views: 126,389
Posted By big john

I used to do long mountain bike rides with...

I used to do long mountain bike rides with multiple water crossing and sandy ground. Chainsuck happens often on these rides and I resorted to smearing sunscreen and even Chapstick on the chain....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10,006
Views: 126,389
Posted By big john

The limit screws move a bit on my Chorus. Also, I...

The limit screws move a bit on my Chorus. Also, I found a video on youtube with good instructions on setting the tension and chain length. It's a video from Campagnolo.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10,006
Views: 126,389
Posted By big john

I think it's a good deal, but not too good to be...

I think it's a good deal, but not too good to be true. Likely will need upgrades, starting with the brakes.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10,006
Views: 126,389
Posted By big john

The "lock" thing is called chainsuck. The ring...

The "lock" thing is called chainsuck. The ring picks up the chain from the bottom and pulls it up to the frame. I always thought worn rings contributed to this, but yours is all new? When I have had...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10,006
Views: 126,389
Posted By big john

You won't catch me doing that!

You won't catch me doing that!
06-26-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 576
Posted By big john

Sugar River State Trail Mountain Bike Trail,...

Sugar River State Trail Mountain Bike Trail, Brodhead, Wisconsin (mtbproject.com) (https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7055004/sugar-river-state-trail)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10,006
Views: 126,389
Posted By big john

My second deuce. Wordle 372 2/6 🟩⬜⬜⬜⬜ ...

My second deuce.
Wordle 372 2/6

🟩⬜⬜⬜⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,334
Posted By big john

I rode with a friend this morning from Chatsworth...

I rode with a friend this morning from Chatsworth to Thousand Oaks and back. We saw some riders but way fewer than a normal Saturday. Only saw 2 large groups.
I drank 5 large bottles and a 20oz...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10,006
Views: 126,389
Posted By big john

Only 56 miles today with a bit of climbing. Just...

Only 56 miles today with a bit of climbing. Just 2 of us rode locally, our other regulars were heading for the beach or mountains and we didn't want to do any of the club rides. My friend wasn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10,006
Views: 126,389
Posted By big john

Probably won't take the camera today. Supposed to...

Probably won't take the camera today. Supposed to be near 100 so I'm not sure how far we'll go.
06-25-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 517
Posted By big john

14,600 miles? I never did that. Did 12,000 when I...

14,600 miles? I never did that. Did 12,000 when I was younger.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10,006
Views: 126,389
Posted By big john

He's 61 now. I think he's been a sponsored rider...

He's 61 now. I think he's been a sponsored rider longer than anyone.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10,006
Views: 126,389
Posted By big john

Top 3 solo RAAM racers have finished. Nicole must...

Top 3 solo RAAM racers have finished. Nicole must have had a lot of trouble because she ended up third after leading most of the way. Coverage is sparse, almost non existent.
A friend was in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10,006
Views: 126,389
Posted By big john

I remember the game against the Giants when...

I remember the game against the Giants when Koufax was pitching to Juan Marichal, the high kicking Giant pitcher, and Marichal hit Dodger catcher Johnny Rosboro in the head with his bat. I guess he...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10,006
Views: 126,389
Posted By big john

lol when I first glanced at the pic I thought it...

lol when I first glanced at the pic I thought it was datlas!
I remember watching Koufax as a ute. When he got $125K for a year people were outraged. I think Drysdale got $100K.
Chevrolet gave...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10,006
Views: 126,389
Posted By big john

I don't use any electronics, not even a...

I don't use any electronics, not even a speedometer since 2001. I've never been a fast climber but I have done a lot of climbing, at least 300,000 feet per year and sometimes more. I can ride by...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 734
Posted By big john

It might be deceptive but that photo makes it...

It might be deceptive but that photo makes it look like the tire might hit the downtube.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10,006
Views: 126,389
Posted By big john

Lucky guess. Wordle 370 3/6 ⬜🟨⬜🟨🟨 ⬜⬜🟩🟨🟨 ...

Lucky guess.
Wordle 370 3/6

⬜🟨⬜🟨🟨
⬜⬜🟩🟨🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10,006
Views: 126,389
Posted By big john

Everyone is different. I know a guy who can run...

Everyone is different. I know a guy who can run 185 bpm for hours with no apparent ill effect. Others, like me, pay a price for red lining for decades.

From my experience the best way to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10,006
Views: 126,389
Posted By big john

Looks like the solo winner for RAAM will finish...

Looks like the solo winner for RAAM will finish in a couple hours. Looks like it will be Alan Jefferson after he and Nicole Reist swapped the lead a couple times but she's an hour behind at last...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10,006
Views: 126,389
Posted By big john

I read that one sold for $6.8m in January and...

I read that one sold for $6.8m in January and there was the one that wasn't a production car which sold for $143m or something absurd.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10,006
Views: 126,389
Posted By big john

And now it could sell for, what, $2million?

And now it could sell for, what, $2million?
06-23-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,028
Posted By big john

Looks like the frame is in great shape!

Looks like the frame is in great shape!
06-23-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3,210
Views: 824,250
Posted By big john

My friend's dad had a Corvair van when I was 14...

My friend's dad had a Corvair van when I was 14 or 15. He would take a few of us on a ride with a big bump where he could get the front wheels off the ground.

I had a 66 Corvair in my 30s, wish I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10,006
Views: 126,389
Posted By big john

Nicole Reist is no longer leading RAAM:(

Nicole Reist is no longer leading RAAM:(
06-23-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3,210
Views: 824,250
Posted By big john

Cool Corvair.

Cool Corvair.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10,006
Views: 126,389
Posted By big john

It reminded me of the little dog who ran in front...

It reminded me of the little dog who ran in front of me recently. I saw him on the right shoulder so I moved to the center of the lane. He saw me and started going to the right, then turned and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10,006
Views: 126,389
Posted By big john

https://twitter.com/Domestique___/status/153854239...

https://twitter.com/Domestique___/status/1538542390318874625?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1538542390318874625%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c10&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.stickybottle....
06-23-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6,982
Views: 497,522
Posted By big john

Can you put the 30 tooth ring on that crank?...

Can you put the 30 tooth ring on that crank? These days there are lots of different bolt circles that we didn't have years ago, and even direct mount rings.
I expect you will shorten the chain a bit...
06-23-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6,982
Views: 497,522
Posted By big john

I'm not clear on what bike/crankset you are...

I'm not clear on what bike/crankset you are riding but 2 friends had trouble dropping the chain on 1x set-ups and a shop recommended Wolf Tooth Drop Stop rings and neither one of them has dropped the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10,006
Views: 126,389
Posted By big john

Sounds delicious.

Sounds delicious.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 626
Posted By big john

ok

ok
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10,006
Views: 126,389
Posted By big john

Just bring a crystal ball.

Just bring a crystal ball.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 626
Posted By big john

It's a touring bike. Notice the third bottle...

It's a touring bike. Notice the third bottle cage? It has a steel fork with eyelets for racks and fenders. And stupid canti brakes and a long wheelbase. I had mixed feelings about selling it but I...
06-22-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 576
Posted By big john

I drive to some of the riding areas in Southern...

I drive to some of the riding areas in Southern California. One of the great ones is 45 miles from home but I only go there a couple times per year. I can ride from home and do dirt roads or just...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10,006
Views: 126,389
Posted By big john

Back on the ride I climbed up this little hill...

Back on the ride I climbed up this little hill that I used to do after work.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/dam_ride_005_de55221ae453d8fcee1ca27d6285de1cb50e770d.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10,006
Views: 126,389
Posted By big john

I took the mtb out for a cruise. I went into the...

I took the mtb out for a cruise. I went into the equestrian trail area to try and find a way across the huge river bottom There were black clouds in the distance and when I got home I heard a woman...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10,006
Views: 126,389
Posted By big john

I thought about that when I saw the sign.They'd...

I thought about that when I saw the sign.They'd probably expect me to come in every day and work on cars, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10,006
Views: 126,389
Posted By big john

I can only imagine trying to think clearly after...

I can only imagine trying to think clearly after screaming descents in the rain, a long 8% climb, then chasing the last few k into the finish.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,334
Posted By big john

Riding in the mountains on a hot day I sometimes...

Riding in the mountains on a hot day I sometimes start with around a gallon of water. A 70 oz Camelbak and 2 large bottles. When on the mtb I use a 100 oz Camelbak and I have paired that with one...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10,006
Views: 126,389
Posted By big john

Lucinda Brand won the Tour de Suisse after...

Lucinda Brand won the Tour de Suisse after American Kristen Faulkner fell off. Might have been closer had that not happened. Commenters are blaming disk brakes.
Jolanda Neff finished 5th. Not bad...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 626
Posted By big john

I worked as a car mechanic so I had hand and...

I worked as a car mechanic so I had hand and wrist pain over the years. While I was still working I had to run hot water over my hands in the morning. Several years ago I kept a slab of gel inside my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 626
Posted By big john

Here is a quill stem touring bike with a tall...

Here is a quill stem touring bike with a tall Nitto stem. It brought the bar up a few inches from where it was. I sold the bike last year....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 626
Posted By big john

I just realized I responded to a different poster...

I just realized I responded to a different poster but the "light touch" on the bar thing still applies. How is your bike set up? Are you stretched out too much?
You should be able to ride with your...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 626
Posted By big john

By the position of the saddle it seems the top...

By the position of the saddle it seems the top tube is too long for you. If you want to try and fix it up without spending a lot you could try a tall Nitto stem. A tall, short stem will bring the bar...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.