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Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 193
Posted By big john

You should be able to ride with just light...

You should be able to ride with just light pressure on the hands. This depends partially on your core muscles. Try floating your hands just off the bar, elbows bent, no death grip.
A fitting might...
09-27-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 475
Posted By big john

Thanks for the correction. I got confused again! ...

Thanks for the correction. I got confused again! Even says made in Waterford on my Gunnar....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6,717
Views: 83,984
Posted By big john

I worked in a dealer shop that was an old bus...

I worked in a dealer shop that was an old bus depot. It was built like a Quonset hut with almost no ventilation. I measured 130 degrees in there near the sun exposed wall, so miserable with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6,717
Views: 83,984
Posted By big john

Another deuce. Dumb luck. Wordle 465 2/6 ...

Another deuce. Dumb luck.
Wordle 465 2/6

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6,717
Views: 83,984
Posted By big john

The internet says the fine for using red diesel...

The internet says the fine for using red diesel on road is minimum $1000 per tank but I've heard of companies being hit with $20k fines. I've changed fuel filters on customer's cars that had red fuel...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 700
Posted By big john

I've been using Miche 12-29 cassettes with 10...

I've been using Miche 12-29 cassettes with 10 speed Chorus for at least 30,000 miles. That bike doesn't shift perfectly but it may be because it has over 50K miles on the shifter and derailleur. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6,717
Views: 83,984
Posted By big john

Off road diesel has red dye in it. It should be a...

Off road diesel has red dye in it. It should be a lot cheaper because no highway tax. Of course, I don't know what the tax is where the pic was taken but tax on a gallon of gasoline here is about 80...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6,717
Views: 83,984
Posted By big john

Not a tent. This guy tries all kinds of things....

Not a tent. This guy tries all kinds of things. I've seen him on so many different bikes using so many different things. He came on a mountain ride with his Atlantis sporting fenders and still...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6,717
Views: 83,984
Posted By big john

Exactly.

Exactly.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6,717
Views: 83,984
Posted By big john

Funny, I don't really notice those burrito bar...

Funny, I don't really notice those burrito bar bags. I don't have one but people I ride with do and they are unobtrusive, imho.
I always have a seatpack on the road but I need more room than those...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6,717
Views: 83,984
Posted By big john

https://carradice.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09...

https://carradice.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Junior-5-600x575.jpg
Friend showed up with a bag similar to this one day. I think he had a bunch of rain gear in it.
09-26-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 475
Posted By big john

The original Paramounts were built by hand in the...

The original Paramounts were built by hand in the Waterloo factory. The Paramount Design Group bikes were made in Japan. I think some of the OS frames were made in Waterloo.
The Waterloo factory was...
09-25-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 475
Posted By big john

Twitchy is used to describe a quick steering,...

Twitchy is used to describe a quick steering, quick handling bike, usually with a steep head angle and short wheelbase. People may say it as a negative but some of us like fast handling.
When...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6,717
Views: 83,984
Posted By big john

The Compleat Idiot book. I studied it before I...

The Compleat Idiot book. I studied it before I took one apart. I think the first one I split the cases on was in 1974. After that they're all the same crap except the Squareback/Fastback. Those...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6,717
Views: 83,984
Posted By big john

Had a 1964 VW which started knocking. I took it...

Had a 1964 VW which started knocking. I took it apart and found it had a Budweiser beer can shim under one of the rod bearings.
09-24-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 354
Posted By big john

Some of the newer tubeless ready tire and rim...

Some of the newer tubeless ready tire and rim combinations make installing a tire very difficult. Best to use a bead jack. Some people carry them on the bike.
How To Get Tight Tire On Bike Wheel Rim...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6,717
Views: 83,984
Posted By big john

Like running a roto tiller on hard ground?

Like running a roto tiller on hard ground?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6,717
Views: 83,984
Posted By big john

Short ride again today and a small turnout at the...

Short ride again today and a small turnout at the club. Maybe the threat of heat kept people away but we only had 10 on our ride and the other group was smaller.

By coincidence we stopped for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6,717
Views: 83,984
Posted By big john

When they took a tree out here last year the guy...

When they took a tree out here last year the guy came back with a stump grinder. The thing was big enough for him to drive it off the trailer and over to the stump. It ground the stump to bits below...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6,717
Views: 83,984
Posted By big john

Got a 2. Wordle 462 2/6 🟨⬜⬜🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Got a 2.
Wordle 462 2/6

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6,717
Views: 83,984
Posted By big john

But are those contraptions legal to ride on the...

But are those contraptions legal to ride on the street?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6,717
Views: 83,984
Posted By big john

At that point just get a small motorcycle.

At that point just get a small motorcycle.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6,717
Views: 83,984
Posted By big john

I was going to say if you couldn't read it you...

I was going to say if you couldn't read it you could measure it with a micrometer or vernier.
09-23-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 7,829
Posted By big john

Since there is no perpetual motion, that wouldn't...

Since there is no perpetual motion, that wouldn't work. What they could do, like on e-cars, is regenerative braking but that would require a substantial amount of descending/coasting to be effective....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6,717
Views: 83,984
Posted By big john

What happened to the one that was on it?

What happened to the one that was on it?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6,717
Views: 83,984
Posted By big john

I went to the old job to pick up a fuse block for...

I went to the old job to pick up a fuse block for Mrs J's car. The bulletin says the fuse block develops high resistance inside (there is a pc board) and that's why the fuel pump wiring gets hot and...
09-23-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By big john

That explains the limited selection of colors and...

That explains the limited selection of colors and sizes. Lots of wool there.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6,717
Views: 83,984
Posted By big john

Sounds great! Beautiful roads, light traffic, and...

Sounds great! Beautiful roads, light traffic, and decent drivers.
09-23-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 7,829
Posted By big john

Can't you just see him gnashing his teeth when he...

Can't you just see him gnashing his teeth when he says "fully kitted"? Like it's a reference to the scum of the earth.
09-23-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By big john

I had some jerseys from Kucharik. So comfortable,...

I had some jerseys from Kucharik. So comfortable, like wearing a favorite old tee shirt. Still have some toe warmers. The website is still going. Are you sure they are out? I had heard that, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6,717
Views: 83,984
Posted By big john

Nice pics! How do the drivers treat you there?

Nice pics! How do the drivers treat you there?
09-23-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 12,525
Posted By big john

BFBS? Maybe a sock, he/she/it sounds very...

BFBS?

Maybe a sock, he/she/it sounds very similar to another someone who popped up recently.
09-23-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 12,525
Posted By big john

I know I'm a week late but I have. Had the cheap...

I know I'm a week late but I have. Had the cheap plastic ones break and the cheap aluminum, too. Started using the Tacx Tao plastic coated steel because I liked the way they felt sturdy. The tab...
09-22-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,125
Posted By big john

One of those stand up electric scooters? Some of...

One of those stand up electric scooters? Some of the e-bikes are very easy to hack the limiter, I imagine some scooters might be, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 30,899
Posted By big john

Why are you even posting on a bicycle forum? All...

Why are you even posting on a bicycle forum? All of your posts are denigrating other members. You've contributed nothing, no humor, no information, no stories, nothing.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 450
Posted By big john

Oops, you're right. I just checked, it's just...

Oops, you're right. I just checked, it's just over 2mm in the thickest part. Must have been under 1.5 when I tossed it.
I'm old and get confused easily.
09-22-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By big john

Might be a bit of a leap. Maybe two leaps.

Might be a bit of a leap. Maybe two leaps.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6,717
Views: 83,984
Posted By big john

https://www.bikeraceinfo.com/images-all/photo-gall...

https://www.bikeraceinfo.com/images-all/photo-galleries-images/racers-images/alcala-raul/1993-tdf-17-alcala.jpg
https://bikeraceinfo.com/images-all/KOM/france/aubisque/1968-12-Guyot-Izier-Wright.jpg...
09-22-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 7,829
Posted By big john

I start sweating when I look at the bike. A...

I start sweating when I look at the bike. A friend said after I ride by they have to mop the street so other cyclists don't slip in the sweat.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6,717
Views: 83,984
Posted By big john

four

four
09-21-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 534
Posted By big john

I was just thinking about a roller or roller...

I was just thinking about a roller or roller ball. I use a plastic ball on my quads sometimes to help recovery. Some people swear by the foam rollers.
09-21-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 534
Posted By big john

I started riding bicycles to get stronger for...

I started riding bicycles to get stronger for dirt biking. After doing both for a while my quads burned a lot, seemed like all the time. It took a long time for it to stop happening.
09-21-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 704
Posted By big john

I heard Oak Glen was going to be open for the...

I heard Oak Glen was going to be open for the apple harvest. We drove up there once and there are several different orchards and restaurants. We picked apples and bought jugs of cider and juice. We...
09-21-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By big john

I recognize the name, I interacted with him a few...

I recognize the name, I interacted with him a few times. Seemed like a nice person. Maybe not thick skinned enough for this place.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 30,899
Posted By big john

You're replying to a member who hasn't been here...

You're replying to a member who hasn't been here in over 10 years.

me/datlas= great minds
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6,717
Views: 83,984
Posted By big john

When that awful heat wave ended we started a...

When that awful heat wave ended we started a couple weeks of great weather. Yesterday we had puffy clouds and a high in the 70s. It was actually a little chilly when we started. Today I rode solo for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6,717
Views: 83,984
Posted By big john

Nope. Wordle 459 3/6 🟩⬜⬜⬜🟨 🟩🟩🟨🟨⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Nope.
Wordle 459 3/6

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6,717
Views: 83,984
Posted By big john

My ex and I toured around Oregon, 600+ miles in 9...

My ex and I toured around Oregon, 600+ miles in 9 days and it rained nearly every day. The rain was usually short duration and we were able to see it coming and find shelter and wait it out, or the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6,717
Views: 83,984
Posted By big john

I think you also have to grow an aerobelly.

I think you also have to grow an aerobelly.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 491
Posted By big john

Take the old spoke to get it matched up. A lot of...

Take the old spoke to get it matched up. A lot of shops have spoke machines to cut and rethread spokes. Put it in the wheel, you might have to take the cassette off, and tighten it with a spoke...
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