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08-10-22, 09:50 PM
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Posted By big john

They used to have a super tall Grim Reaper but I...

They used to have a super tall Grim Reaper but I guess he retired.
08-10-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 69
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Posted By big john

You got it! ...

You got it!
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08-10-22, 06:07 PM
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Posted By big john

In the snow.

In the snow.
08-10-22, 05:51 PM
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Posted By big john

I think you meant 53/39

I think you meant 53/39
08-10-22, 05:47 PM
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Posted By big john

https://www.ocregister.com/wp-content/uploads/migr...

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08-10-22, 05:05 PM
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Posted By big john

​​​​​​2 of my friends have bikes with the Lauf...

​​​​​​2 of my friends have bikes with the Lauf fork and both are very happy with them.

Remember the Cannondale Silk Road? It had a Headshock, I think 20mm, and a suspension seatpost.
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 04:30 PM
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Posted By big john

Good luck with the decisions you have to make. I...

Good luck with the decisions you have to make. I made the decision at the last minute before I turned 65. My anxiety was through the roof and I would have stayed on if they had been willing to work...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 02:09 PM
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Posted By big john

Same. Sorry you had the fall.

Same. Sorry you had the fall.
08-10-22, 01:54 PM
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Posted By big john

If you want to do touring you can get a bike with...

If you want to do touring you can get a bike with suspension of some kind if you feel you need it. A loaded touring bike is heavy already and the addition of a few pounds for suspension shouldn't be...
08-10-22, 12:36 PM
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Posted By big john

There is a canyon here which is 12 miles with a...

There is a canyon here which is 12 miles with a descent in the middle. The second part of the climbing is steeper than the first. I climbed it with a woman I have ridden with a lot. On the first...
08-10-22, 08:29 AM
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Posted By big john

When I bought this bike 10 years ago it had a...

When I bought this bike 10 years ago it had a standard crank with 52/39 and a 25 out back. I rode it like that for a while and it was fine for rolling hills and small climbs. Even did some club rides...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 08:11 AM
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Posted By big john

Again with the 1 letter difference on multiple...

Again with the 1 letter difference on multiple words.
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 08:04 AM
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Posted By big john

Meaning what, you're overtraining?

Meaning what, you're overtraining?
08-10-22, 08:00 AM
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Posted By big john

Around 1987 I had a 42-28 low gear which I used...

Around 1987 I had a 42-28 low gear which I used on various bikes for some time. Standard double cranks came with 52/42 rings but I could take the 7 speed cassettes apart and put a 28 in there. I did...
08-09-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By big john

The ones I had were from Asics. I used them to go...

The ones I had were from Asics. I used them to go across the US in 1990. They were lace-up, had a smooth sole, and extra material where the toe strap contacted the foot. They also had a very narrow...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-22, 02:26 PM
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Posted By big john

5 of us started early today to try and get done...

5 of us started early today to try and get done before it got too hot. One of our usual Tuesday routes, 22 miles out to a little store, then back into a headwind. A friend who is too fast for us came...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By big john

I haven't seen you in years but I remember when...

I haven't seen you in years but I remember when we used to do Bike Forum rides.
08-09-22, 01:46 PM
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Posted By big john

We had a small "lawn" area in front which is now...

We had a small "lawn" area in front which is now baked dirt. There is a 40x40 area out back which is covered by a carpet of pine needles. In "spring" I have to cut the weeds out there because the...
08-09-22, 01:40 PM
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Posted By big john

Not to mention compensating for that Napoleonic...

Not to mention compensating for that Napoleonic complex.
08-09-22, 07:14 AM
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Posted By big john

https://cdn.quotesgram.com/img/51/46/30099756-resi...

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08-09-22, 07:01 AM
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Posted By big john

Really? I have not seen that. Just tell them to...

Really? I have not seen that. Just tell them to piss off. Or just let your legs do the talking.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By big john

Yeah, I looked for a date but once I saw there...

Yeah, I looked for a date but once I saw there was contact info my work was done. I tried.
08-08-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 509
Posted By big john

Years ago there were shoes called touring shoes...

Years ago there were shoes called touring shoes which had a stiff sole and protection around the toe area and also a narrow heel. If you want to use toe clips and have a walkable shoe you can still...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 07:21 PM
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Posted By big john

The banned list doesn't always get updated. The...

The banned list doesn't always get updated. The guy who tours a lot is out, don't know how long.
08-08-22, 07:17 PM
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Posted By big john

Nope. And it seems when we are riding together...

Nope. And it seems when we are riding together everyone is equal, at least there is no snobbery or reverse snobbery. We're all just riders.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 06:17 PM
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Views: 229
Posted By big john

Christmas Bike Ride - Hostelling International...

Christmas Bike Ride - Hostelling International San Diego (weebly.com) (http://sandiegohostels.weebly.com/christmas-bike-ride.html)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 05:52 PM
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Posted By big john

He got banned. Hope it's a short one.

He got banned. Hope it's a short one.
08-08-22, 05:29 PM
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Posted By big john

Riding with clubs in this area exposes one to...

Riding with clubs in this area exposes one to some people with money. They have been some of the nicest people in the club. My one friend buys high end bikes then sells them to other club members for...
08-08-22, 04:33 PM
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Posted By big john

This seems to be the most logical explanation....

This seems to be the most logical explanation. Why else would he be sooo bitter? Of course, he is a self righteous know it all, so there's that.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3,169
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Posted By big john

When I was working I liked to go out on...

When I was working I liked to go out on Wednesdays around 6:00 except during standard time when it got dark at 5:00. I would try to leave early on the short days but that got harder as the pressure...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 01:30 PM
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Posted By big john

Think he's on beng1 level? Pretty lofty company.

Think he's on beng1 level? Pretty lofty company.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 01:24 PM
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Posted By big john

You ride during the week?

You ride during the week?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 01:21 PM
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Posted By big john

Wanna get a job as a Toyota tech?

Wanna get a job as a Toyota tech?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3,169
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Posted By big john

What about LAJ? Nobody has mentioned anything...

What about LAJ? Nobody has mentioned anything about him
08-08-22, 08:47 AM
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Posted By big john

Where?

Where?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 08:40 AM
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Posted By big john

same

same
08-08-22, 08:07 AM
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Posted By big john

I'm still trying to figure out what kind of...

I'm still trying to figure out what kind of wheels have upper screws.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3,169
Views: 39,629
Posted By big john

Yeah, didn't want to gross everyone out.

Yeah, didn't want to gross everyone out.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3,169
Views: 39,629
Posted By big john

You're pregnant?

You're pregnant?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3,169
Views: 39,629
Posted By big john

I get the Old Guy Neck Fuzz, usually an inch long...

I get the Old Guy Neck Fuzz, usually an inch long by the time I get a haircut. Also get obnoxiously long ear hair if I don't trim it and Andy Rooney eyebrows.
08-07-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 264
Posted By big john

Very cool idea. A friend has a custom Landshark...

Very cool idea. A friend has a custom Landshark carbon fiber fixed gear bike with belt drive.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3,169
Views: 39,629
Posted By big john

I think zinc would be preferable to having a...

I think zinc would be preferable to having a cardboard box over your schnoz. My friends who surfed used zinc oxide.
08-07-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 264
Posted By big john

If money isn't a concern I'm sure one of the...

If money isn't a concern I'm sure one of the custom framebuilders can make you whatever you want.

Would that Raliegh originally have a coaster brake?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3,169
Views: 39,629
Posted By big john

She's like that, too. She even uses sunscreen...

She's like that, too. She even uses sunscreen under her jersey. Lately she's been covering her lips while riding because they got burned. I knew this guy who constructed a cardboard shield for his...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By big john

I guess you can't test ride it with no chain. Is...

I guess you can't test ride it with no chain. Is it the right size for you? I'd guess it's about 20 years old, maybe? Like Iride01 says, buyer beware.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3,169
Views: 39,629
Posted By big john

I had one bottle, maybe 3 ozs, that I got from...

I had one bottle, maybe 3 ozs, that I got from the Mrs. I don't remember what was in it originally but it didn't take up much space in my seatpack. After a few years it cracked and everything in the...
08-07-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 729
Posted By big john

On a group ride and after a turn we were just...

On a group ride and after a turn we were just getting up to speed, maybe 20mph, and I was following a woman when a squirrel darted from the bushes and into her front wheel. She screamed and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3,169
Views: 39,629
Posted By big john

I always carry a little plastic bottle of...

I always carry a little plastic bottle of sunscreen. Sometimes I really need it and I let others use it, too. My nose peels if I neglect it and my other skin is starting to look like a barbequed...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3,169
Views: 39,629
Posted By big john

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