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11-23-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 408
Posted By Phil_gretz

Hockey bags have compartments for footwear,...

Hockey bags have compartments for footwear, helmets and other accessories. Goal keeper bags are largest. Referee's bags are smallest.
11-23-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 558
Posted By Phil_gretz

A lot will depend on the relative height between...

A lot will depend on the relative height between the saddle and the bars and the length of the top tube + stem, which, along with flexibility, affect how forward the pelvis is rolled during normal...
11-22-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,137
Posted By Phil_gretz

It's a bizarre coincidence, really. Yes, it's...

It's a bizarre coincidence, really. Yes, it's an actual thing that the USPS will provide materials for shipping cremated remains to their final destination. The materials come in a complete and...
11-22-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,137
Posted By Phil_gretz

fify

fify
11-22-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 797
Posted By Phil_gretz

The lockdown and telework orders have changed my...

The lockdown and telework orders have changed my riding habits. Now, our typical riding hours are between 4:00 and 5:00 pm, unless impending weather forces some adaptation.

Prior to becoming a...
11-22-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,137
Posted By Phil_gretz

In Transition...

Right now, my bikes are mostly in boxes, awaiting transport to TX.
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11-22-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 834
Posted By Phil_gretz

Neoprene is fine for the 20s, it should be good...

Neoprene is fine for the 20s, it should be good for the 30s, too.
11-18-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,806
Posted By Phil_gretz

Amen to all of this. The health system will kill...

Amen to all of this. The health system will kill you if you give it a chance.
11-18-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 3,344
Posted By Phil_gretz

My mom had a Sears/Kenmore gas dryer that she...

My mom had a Sears/Kenmore gas dryer that she bought to do my diapers in 1959. I can't recall whether it had the Kenmore branding or not.

It was porcelain over steel, not painted.

She had...
11-18-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By Phil_gretz

This describes every ride I take.

This describes every ride I take.
11-18-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 692
Posted By Phil_gretz

Bidons are not kept in cages. One is carried to...

Bidons are not kept in cages. One is carried to you by a teammate. After you've had a few sips, you simply toss it by the side of the road.
11-18-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,363
Posted By Phil_gretz

I've spoken with long-time staff at my local...

I've spoken with long-time staff at my local co-op. They have (historically) taken the finest parts away from the general public bins and either display them in cases (for sale at higher prices) or...
11-18-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 3,344
Posted By Phil_gretz

:bang:

:bang:
11-17-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 3,344
Posted By Phil_gretz

Hi! What's this thread about?

Hi! What's this thread about?
11-17-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 981
Posted By Phil_gretz

I identify with what you've written. But I'm also...

I identify with what you've written. But I'm also conflicted.

Trademark and Patent protections are an essential part of U.S. property law. In America, we obtained these protections very dearly and...
11-16-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 537
Posted By Phil_gretz

The DuraAce crankset is most likely an after...

The DuraAce crankset is most likely an after purchase upgrade.
11-16-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,467
Posted By Phil_gretz

This makes no sense as an analogy. Please...

This makes no sense as an analogy. Please explain.
11-16-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 923
Posted By Phil_gretz

That water isn't flying, it is migrating along...

That water isn't flying, it is migrating along the plastic surface. Beads of water collect and form at the underside edges of the fender. Airflow between the moving tire and the underside of the...
11-16-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 537
Posted By Phil_gretz

Rear derailleur was manufactured between 1988 and...

Rear derailleur was manufactured between 1988 and 1991, according to VeloBase entry on RD-6400
11-16-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 537
Posted By Phil_gretz

What is the date code on the calipers? The right...

What is the date code on the calipers? The right shifter is a late addition. I'm not familiar enough with Specialized to make even a wild guess. But the unicrown fork tells you post-1988, I'm...
11-16-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 438
Posted By Phil_gretz

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Here are the dimensions in question. I'd say that the 19 is medium, and...
11-16-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,192
Posted By Phil_gretz

My commuter, when loaded with panniers and...

My commuter, when loaded with panniers and handlebar bag...the War Wagon
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11-15-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 438
Posted By Phil_gretz

It's a perfectly adequate hybrid with 3x8 Shimano...

It's a perfectly adequate hybrid with 3x8 Shimano drivetrain, trigger shifters and v-brakes. It has a long wheelbase and long top tube. What's not to like? 21" should fit you. If it is in clean...
11-15-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,467
Posted By Phil_gretz

Look up at the blue bar across your screen. ...

Look up at the blue bar across your screen. Click on "User CP (control panel)"

On the left side, beneath "Settings and Options", click on "Edit Ignore List"

Type the offending username into...
11-15-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 55,310
Posted By Phil_gretz

Since I sold my '79 Peugeot last weekend, I no...

Since I sold my '79 Peugeot last weekend, I no longer have any old steel road bikes. I did enjoy them for what they were while I rode them, though.
11-15-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 838
Posted By Phil_gretz

So far, I have sold each and every bike that I...

So far, I have sold each and every bike that I have loved and all but five of the bikes that I have ever owned. Bicycles, like all things, simply come and go in life. In the end, you possess nothing...
11-15-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By Phil_gretz

What is the distance in millimeters between the...

What is the distance in millimeters between the rear two dropouts? Unbolt the rear wheel to take the measurement.
11-15-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,467
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm certain that I have offended more than one BF...

I'm certain that I have offended more than one BF member, and am likely on a dozen or so ignore lists.

King Solomon wrote: "When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, but he who...
11-15-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 981
Posted By Phil_gretz

I read somewhere that Capone favored the baseball...

I read somewhere that Capone favored the baseball bat...
11-15-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,467
Posted By Phil_gretz

I have 27 screen names on my ignore list. I...

I have 27 screen names on my ignore list. I wonder on how many of others' lists I'd find myself. Interesting to ponder.
11-13-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,009
Posted By Phil_gretz

I built up a 1979 Peugeot PXN-10 with my hand...

I built up a 1979 Peugeot PXN-10 with my hand built tubular wheelset. Although I've ridden bikes with greater name prestige, this PXN-10 was the best riding, most enjoyable feel I've ever had on a...
11-10-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 869
Posted By Phil_gretz

I use Pedro's tire levers, not the more flexy...

I use Pedro's tire levers, not the more flexy generics. The shown multi-tool is a Chinese product that can be purchased for about $8.50 on AliExpress. It's useful enough, and does have a chain...
11-10-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,421
Posted By Phil_gretz

The last two bikes that I've built and kept for...

The last two bikes that I've built and kept for my own use have had weight minimalism as one of the criteria. This means that I selected components with price, weight, function, and aesthetic...
11-09-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 559
Posted By Phil_gretz

Re: post-1990. The difference of the...

Re: post-1990.

The difference of the SIS-like derailleurs is that the guide (upper) pulley has a few millimeters of lateral movement within its caged position. This was to enable indexed shift...
11-09-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 559
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm assuming that they used the Vx with the long...

I'm assuming that they used the Vx with the long GT cage, which also has the split chain feature that allows one to slip the chain from within the pulley cage without breaking it. Yes, Vx is superior...
11-09-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,599
Posted By Phil_gretz

These two things do not go together, as has been...

These two things do not go together, as has been said previously.

Likely issues in decreasing order:
(1) Bike does not fit you and you find that the drops are more "reachable" than the hoods....
11-08-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 763
Posted By Phil_gretz

My wife and I, avid bike riders, are moving to...

My wife and I, avid bike riders, are moving to San Antonio in early December. Is this the Leon Creek greenway, or the Salado Creek greenway? We're looking forward to many biking adventures. We'll...
11-08-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,267
Posted By Phil_gretz

Generally, the insulation doesn't care which side...

Generally, the insulation doesn't care which side is of higher energy than the other. It behaves the same over the temperature ranges where you can remain alive for long.

So, I'm guessing that...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,012
Posted By Phil_gretz

My condolences for your loss. I hope that you...

My condolences for your loss. I hope that you have fond memories of your father.
Replies: 42
Views: 1,240
Posted By Phil_gretz

Go to your local supermarket. Saunter down the...

Go to your local supermarket. Saunter down the frozen food aisle and pick out a delicious pizza for less than $10. Shimmy over toward the adult beverage section and select a premium six-pack of...
11-08-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,409
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ further, there is a type of knurled nut that...

^ further, there is a type of knurled nut that has a flange on one side that just fits within a Schrader-sized hole. This will self center the Presta stem.
11-08-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,235
Posted By Phil_gretz

True, he did say savings account. Where after a...

True, he did say savings account. Where after a year, its buying power will have decreased due to inflation and gained none at all due to negligible savings interest paid.

I still cannot...
11-08-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 777
Posted By Phil_gretz

I haven't washed a bike in three years. I do...

I haven't washed a bike in three years. I do something akin to a sponge bath infrequently, without spraying water. This is especially true in winter months, when my hose bibs are off.

Normally,...
11-08-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,303
Posted By Phil_gretz

To escape, you might have to pull out your best...

To escape, you might have to pull out your best moves.

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11-05-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,505
Posted By Phil_gretz

My first impression is that the crank, bottom...

My first impression is that the crank, bottom bracket shell and chain are filthy. This bike need proper servicing and cleaning. It's way past due.

Don't do anything until the crank is removed and...
11-04-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,374
Posted By Phil_gretz

I throw the frame away. The cost is not so much...

I throw the frame away. The cost is not so much that I would care much. The likelihood of that happening to me is quite small. I'm a spinner and relatively low torque sprinter. At my age, I have...
11-04-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 888
Posted By Phil_gretz

Personal bias here, but I wouldn't run that type...

Personal bias here, but I wouldn't run that type of wheel on my bike. I'd only want wheels that I can maintain readily, and in my experience those types of sparse or oddly strung wheels are...
11-04-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,374
Posted By Phil_gretz

I've purchased two frames over the last 8 months...

I've purchased two frames over the last 8 months or so from the Far East. Both eventually arrived as described (seller agreed to customize, but didn't), although the dimensions of one were not as...
11-04-21, 05:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By Phil_gretz

(1) Not BBB accredited. If that tells you...

(1) Not BBB accredited. If that tells you something...

curated.com | Complaints | Better Business Bureau® Profile (bbb.org)...
11-03-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 28,042
Posted By Phil_gretz

The cannon sump well is cast iron. The fuel is...

The cannon sump well is cast iron. The fuel is acetylene gas (formed by a measured charge of calcium carbide added to water). All that's needed is a spark ... boom. The cannon barrel may be cast iron...
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