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Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10,259
Views: 129,476
Posted By big john

I remember. You were ready to replace the cat(s).

I remember. You were ready to replace the cat(s).
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10,259
Views: 129,476
Posted By big john

Today I drove to the next valley and rode the...

Today I drove to the next valley and rode the bike path for a change. I was doing it twice a week until gas went over $6.25 a gallon. Figured it would save me almost $100 per month to stop driving...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10,259
Views: 129,476
Posted By big john

What I did for the last 30 years was diagnosis,...

What I did for the last 30 years was diagnosis, engine performance, emissions, electronics, the stuff nobody wants to do. There was a dramatic change in 1996 with the introduction of protocols and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10,259
Views: 129,476
Posted By big john

Bit of Bloomfield here. Solo starts around 3:00. ...

Bit of Bloomfield here. Solo starts around 3:00.
East-West - YouTube
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10,259
Views: 129,476
Posted By big john

I know some people hate them. I prefer to carry...

I know some people hate them. I prefer to carry everything on the bike, rather than the body, but when I go on a mountain bike ride I have to put on the larger Camelbak.
The lady in the picture is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10,259
Views: 129,476
Posted By big john

I worked at a shyster used car lot and some gas...

I worked at a shyster used car lot and some gas stations and eventually was partners in a garage with another alcoholic. He went to a new car dealer after we closed and I didn't end up at a new car...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10,259
Views: 129,476
Posted By big john

I liked Bloomfield in The Electric Flag and I...

I liked Bloomfield in The Electric Flag and I have 2 Jews Blues with Barry Goldberg. Kooper wrote "This Diamond Ring" which was a gold record for Gary Lewis and the Playboys.
Kooper also formed...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10,259
Views: 129,476
Posted By big john

It's just a day pack, they weren't camping....

It's just a day pack, they weren't camping. Besides, he can handle it, probably not even 10 pounds.
How about on a road bike?...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10,259
Views: 129,476
Posted By big john

Some friends are on a mountain bike trip up...

Some friends are on a mountain bike trip up north. I like this picture....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10,259
Views: 129,476
Posted By big john

5 of us started at 7:30 and it was nice until the...

5 of us started at 7:30 and it was nice until the last part of the ride when it crept into the high 90s. My friend who struggled on Saturday was fine today as was the lady who was expecting to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10,259
Views: 129,476
Posted By big john

I never thought I would end up a car guy. Took...

I never thought I would end up a car guy. Took t.v. repair classes in high school and t.v. classes at Sears Training Center during summers. Then came alcohol.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10,259
Views: 129,476
Posted By big john

It was 1965.

It was 1965.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10,259
Views: 129,476
Posted By big john

You should tell him to stop that if it makes you...

You should tell him to stop that if it makes you uncomfortable. Or just Cinzano his ass.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10,259
Views: 129,476
Posted By big john

I have that, also have the live double album....

I have that, also have the live double album. Mike Bloomfield gone way too soon.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10,259
Views: 129,476
Posted By big john

I still haven't figured out what I want to be...

I still haven't figured out what I want to be when I grow up.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 425
Posted By big john

I've read that some Topstone bikes have an odd...

I've read that some Topstone bikes have an odd rear wheel offset, meaning you can't just swap in another wheel. This may be true for all Topstones,, I don't know.

As others have suggested, riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10,259
Views: 129,476
Posted By big john

You could go by an upholstery shop and ask if...

You could go by an upholstery shop and ask if they have an easy solution.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 10,259
Views: 129,476
Posted By big john

Did you try to pin it up? When my old Blazer did...

Did you try to pin it up? When my old Blazer did that I tried spraying fabric adhesive in there but that didn't work. I just pinned and stapled it as best as I could. I was not going to take the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 701
Posted By big john

Have you checked bikesdirect.com? Save up to 60%...

Have you checked bikesdirect.com? Save up to 60% off Road Bikes, Free Ship 48, Schwinn, GT, Kestrel, Fuji, Motobecane and more Road bikes. Authorized dealer for Schwinn, GT, Kestrel, Fuji,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10,259
Views: 129,476
Posted By big john

Yep. Bottom photo is a Landshark built frame, his...

Yep. Bottom photo is a Landshark built frame, his team mates were on Serotta built Huffys. Top photo is a modern frame built by Hampsten Cycles and you can order one just like it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10,259
Views: 129,476
Posted By big john

https://pelotonmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/201...

https://pelotonmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Hampsten-Huffy-Hero.jpg

https://www.cyclefit.co.uk/uploads/_420xAUTO_crop_center-center_none/hamsten_170504_132112.jpg
06-27-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3,212
Views: 824,882
Posted By big john

Yes, the Rampside Pickup. Jay Leno has one and...

Yes, the Rampside Pickup. Jay Leno has one and has a video about it on youtube.
06-27-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 774
Posted By big john

Haven't seen you posting for a while. Doing OK?...

Haven't seen you posting for a while. Doing OK? Still riding and climbing?

I love my rest days.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10,259
Views: 129,476
Posted By big john

When I visited my friend in Arkansas it was...

When I visited my friend in Arkansas it was ridiculous, something like 90+ humidity and temperature. It was hard to breathe. We went out in his car and it started raining so hard we could hardly see,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10,259
Views: 129,476
Posted By big john

My friend and I did 55ish on Saturday and it was...

My friend and I did 55ish on Saturday and it was plenty. It was harder for him and he usually kicks my butt. We'll see how he does tomorrow.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10,259
Views: 129,476
Posted By big john

I've done a bit of plumbing work on old, nasty...

I've done a bit of plumbing work on old, nasty stuff. Not a lot at the current house but last Monday I had to replace the flush valve. My cat though this was great. he is fascinated with the toilet...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10,259
Views: 129,476
Posted By big john

Must have been the humidity that got to them?...

Must have been the humidity that got to them? That's quite a rate of attrition. I usually do ok with heat as long as I have enough water and am acclimated.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10,259
Views: 129,476
Posted By big john

Over 100 here today. Tomorrow's ride should be...

Over 100 here today. Tomorrow's ride should be interesting. One of the women hates the heat and she has spent the last several weeks up at 8000 feet so she is not acclimated at all. I don't know why...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10,259
Views: 129,476
Posted By big john

fo' sho'?

fo' sho'?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10,259
Views: 129,476
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: 10,259
Views: 129,476
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: 10,259
Views: 129,476
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: 10,259
Views: 129,476
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: 10,259
Views: 129,476
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: 10,259
Views: 129,476
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: 10,259
Views: 129,476
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: 10,259
Views: 129,476
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: 10,259
Views: 129,476
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: 597
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: 10,259
Views: 129,476
Posted By big john

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

My second deuce.
Wordle 372 2/6

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,376
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: 10,259
Views: 129,476
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: 10,259
Views: 129,476
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: 35
Views: 774
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: 10,259
Views: 129,476
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: 10,259
Views: 129,476
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: 10,259
Views: 129,476
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: 10,259
Views: 129,476
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: 10,259
Views: 129,476
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: 29
Views: 807
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.
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