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Forum: Commuting
10-28-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 774
Posted By mr,grumpy

first one yes. Second one no. You guys...

first one yes. Second one no.

You guys can’t let me have my one month of victory before using the “W” word? Thanks.
Forum: Commuting
10-26-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 774
Posted By mr,grumpy

Finally getting my shot!

After more than a decade of working 30 miles or
more away from home I finally have a job close enough that I can use my bike as practical transportation. And it’s a giant Nor’Easter all week.
10-22-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 51,269
Posted By mr,grumpy

In my particular case, transit doesn't go where I...

In my particular case, transit doesn't go where I need it to. The commuter rail system is jut that: trains go in and out of Boston, not around it. There are plenty of bus and light rail systems close...
01-09-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,503
Posted By mr,grumpy

very classy

very classy
01-08-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,503
Posted By mr,grumpy

These things really are the bee's knees aren't...

These things really are the bee's knees aren't they? I like the front rack thing that you've got going on there..The custom seat cover is pretty mint too!
01-08-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,503
Posted By mr,grumpy

The fork is "suspension corrected" so designed to...

The fork is "suspension corrected" so designed to replace a suspension forl. I honestly don't know why that race looking thing is there. I just took the old one out and put the new one in but it was...
01-04-21, 12:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,077
Posted By mr,grumpy

Those slings look SICK.

Those slings look SICK.
01-01-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,503
Posted By mr,grumpy

Yea, the RST filled up with water and had to go....

Yea, the RST filled up with water and had to go. What's on there RN probably ain't right but it ain't broke either. Can't say the same about after I try to "fix it" though.
12-31-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,051
Posted By mr,grumpy

Inmates? (no, not the jail kind)

Seems like there should be a significant cross-pollicization going on here.
If you know who you are drop you handle below.

Noreaster.
12-31-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,077
Posted By mr,grumpy

*snootyvoice* Ewww... I find the X-Pro...

*snootyvoice*
Ewww... I find the X-Pro complements the carbon fiber in my shoes. They are 0.7g lighter than the old ones, old sport.. The Classic Chrome setting makes every strand of Carbon come to...
12-31-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,503
Posted By mr,grumpy

Thank you for the advice and complements. ...

Thank you for the advice and complements.

At one point I had her set up with the Brooks seat and North Road style bars and it was NOT the revolution in comfort and utility that i was led to...
12-31-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,619
Posted By mr,grumpy

Awww... you linked to MY bike! :love: ...

Awww... you linked to MY bike! :love:

Actually, in the Trek line of adult MTB/Commuter/Hybrids it's the cheapest bike, brand new, and I wouldn't be surprised if it's the cheapest (or early so) of...
12-31-20, 02:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,503
Posted By mr,grumpy

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12-31-20, 01:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,619
Posted By mr,grumpy

My friend, you need a Trek 820, preferably with...

My friend, you need a Trek 820, preferably with the suspension fork replaced. Rack on the back with a couple basic panniers and a removable wald on the front and Bob's your uncle.
12-31-20, 01:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,503
Posted By mr,grumpy

Dang. Now i gotta look into it. It's always been...

Dang. Now i gotta look into it. It's always been like that. Works fine and is perfectly tight. It never looked right to me though, but i figured it was "supposed to be like that" since it worked just...
12-29-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,503
Posted By mr,grumpy

Y’all ain’t beholding it’s glory and that makes...

Y’all ain’t beholding it’s glory and that makes me sad.
12-27-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 711,438
Posted By mr,grumpy

that is incredibly disheartening to hear. If the...

that is incredibly disheartening to hear. If the corporate position is that you you need a bike like that to ride on a bike path, why do they even bother to make less expensive, more comfortable and...
12-26-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 711,438
Posted By mr,grumpy

mom it a big advocate of violence but i might...

mom it a big advocate of violence but i might make an excepting for a guy who recommends a Domane to ride on the boardwalk. What a dope. I would have quit that dealership right then and there.
12-26-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,503
Posted By mr,grumpy

Behold the god of all utility

Before you lies the Mighty Trek 820. Weighing in at an earth crushing 795 pounds she is equipped with cutting edge technology from the series of bikes that proceeds the series of bikes of which she...
04-11-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 43,482
Posted By mr,grumpy

wow Doug! How did you ever find this zombe...

wow Doug! How did you ever find this zombe thread? It was a PRN-10 and it was amazing but it was too small. I sold it on ears a go to a girl about 5'6" and she was quite happy with it.
Forum: Northeast
11-27-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10,034
Views: 1,220,355
Posted By mr,grumpy

Yes. It's several generations old. There really...

Yes. It's several generations old. There really is a lot of history and tradition on that little corner.
Forum: Northeast
11-26-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10,034
Views: 1,220,355
Posted By mr,grumpy

Yes they did! I didn't even think to look if that...

Yes they did! I didn't even think to look if that was still a thing there though.
11-26-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,640
Posted By mr,grumpy

Brand new Wahoo 580! I can't believe my luck!...

Brand new Wahoo 580! I can't believe my luck! Nah, it's an old plastic era-appropriate thing that doesn't work and is corroded into place (battery leakage?).
11-26-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,640
Posted By mr,grumpy

The chain skips teeth under pressure.

The chain skips teeth under pressure.
11-26-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,640
Posted By mr,grumpy

Probably. I'm just used to dealing with the...

Probably. I'm just used to dealing with the motorized versions of these things where you should replace the whole set together.
Forum: Northeast
11-26-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10,034
Views: 1,220,355
Posted By mr,grumpy

I am not a very good internet cyclist. I forget...

I am not a very good internet cyclist. I forget to set my Strava and never take pictures. Heck, I rarely stop to take in the sites. Yesterday though, I had an appointment that brought me back to the...
11-26-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,640
Posted By mr,grumpy

There is always a small chance that things are...

There is always a small chance that things are not what they appear to be, and I am typically very cognisant of that. You know who doesn't care about that small chance? The scrapper man. That dude...
11-25-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,640
Posted By mr,grumpy

I drive by that house 20 times a week. I did...

I drive by that house 20 times a week. I did indeed follow up even bring the bike back with me.
11-25-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,640
Posted By mr,grumpy

Let's not get too far ahead of ourselves! ...

Let's not get too far ahead of ourselves!

She needs a new drivetrain.
11-24-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,250
Posted By mr,grumpy

Tips or tricks for getting the old lock off of an old bike?

I'm sure that I'm not the first person to get an old bike with the cable lock dangling off the seat rails. ow do I get it off? I tried looking at Youtube and saw every thing from lockpicks to a kid...
11-24-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2,401
Views: 561,860
Posted By mr,grumpy

Mine. Too big for me but it's still cool. ...

Mine. Too big for me but it's still cool.
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11-24-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,640
Posted By mr,grumpy

Coming from you,Sir, "god home" is quite a...

Coming from you,Sir, "god home" is quite a compliment.
11-23-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,640
Posted By mr,grumpy

Positive vibes flowed back to me.

A couple weeks ago I was bummed out that the Trek 400 that my friend had entrusted to me was just too darned big for me. It was sad but I determined that I was going to give it another go just as...
11-20-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1,672
Views: 347,226
Posted By mr,grumpy

I see seven people all saying "No, you go first"....

I see seven people all saying "No, you go first". Looks like a fun feature to ride. In daylight.
11-19-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,089
Posted By mr,grumpy

Thanks guys. I'm glad to know that my imagination...

Thanks guys. I'm glad to know that my imagination isn't playing tricks on me! I was OK in the 56-58 "range" thing but when my latest new-to-me turned out to be a 54 (by my measurements, not a...
11-19-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,089
Posted By mr,grumpy

A question about bike sizes.

The first "nice" road bike that I had as an adult was a 54cm Peugeot, vintage, PR series tat I hapened upon purely by chance. At the time I didn't re;I've that it was "too small" for me and that,...
11-18-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 51,269
Posted By mr,grumpy

Hogwash Nothing says "dependable employee" like...

Hogwash
Nothing says "dependable employee" like a stiff portfolio of crippling debt. If had had my way, my company would employ exclusively young, single dads with child support payments, student...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 61,950
Posted By mr,grumpy

I was just visiting NYCthis last weekend and...

I was just visiting NYCthis last weekend and ebikes are all over Brooklyn. And they don't look like the kind any one is "affording". Sketchy, shaky contraptions with giant aluminum batteries on them....
11-13-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,584
Posted By mr,grumpy

Well, yea. This is, after all, an Enthusiast's...

Well, yea. This is, after all, an Enthusiast's forum full of people who spend thousands of dollars on bikes. Of course, if you really spent $700 on a bike that lists for $649 then no wonder they...
11-05-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,122
Posted By mr,grumpy

Yep. Twins, other than the bar tape.

Yep. Twins, other than the bar tape.
11-05-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,122
Posted By mr,grumpy

1985 24inch 410. i think

1985 24inch 410.
i think
11-05-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,122
Posted By mr,grumpy

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11-05-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,122
Posted By mr,grumpy

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11-05-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,122
Posted By mr,grumpy

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11-05-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,122
Posted By mr,grumpy

This is her. Campy components, Chromo frame and...

This is her. Campy components, Chromo frame and stays.
11-04-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,122
Posted By mr,grumpy

In my un-profesional opinion and on my rather...

In my un-profesional opinion and on my rather short ride, I found the bar level really low and the handling super sharp. It's a little too big for me at 60cm (I like a 56/58 in old steel and 54/56 in...
11-04-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,122
Posted By mr,grumpy

Trek "400 Series":

pretty aggressive riding position, no?

Compared to my Tricross and Roubaix anyways.
Forum: Touring
12-16-18, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4,640
Views: 2,430,618
Posted By mr,grumpy

There's ... a lot going on here. It's an...

There's ... a lot going on here. It's an interesting set up to be sure. I LOVE the skateboard attachment.
11-13-18, 12:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,129
Posted By mr,grumpy

Git ‘er done Catman! Im back at the bike after a...

Git ‘er done Catman! Im back at the bike after a (mostly) summer off as well and not doing nearly as well as you are.
11-09-18, 06:48 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,679
Posted By mr,grumpy

There is literally an exit every two miles on...

There is literally an exit every two miles on that stretch of road and on most of it you can simply walk off into the woods and be in a residential area. I can only imagine how hard Mr. Christian had...
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