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05-17-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 22,583
Posted By grizzly59

mine are all aluminum, hereís the link- ...

mine are all aluminum, hereís the link-

https://www.tektro.com/products.php?p=68
05-10-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 983
Posted By grizzly59

Parker Hannifin, industrial air tool supply,...

Parker Hannifin, industrial air tool supply, Grainger, if you can’t find it at the hardware store.
04-27-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,004
Posted By grizzly59

Whatever the shop owner is comfortable with.

Whatever the shop owner is comfortable with.
04-26-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 954
Posted By grizzly59

From the MSDS, Silglide is 30-60% castor oil. I...

From the MSDS, Silglide is 30-60% castor oil. I use 3m silicone paste for stuff like that, brake jobs on cars, etc. It lasts longer, better stuff.
04-24-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 852
Posted By grizzly59

I have had good luck with grip shifters. They...

I have had good luck with grip shifters. They are sensitive to good, clean, and greased (silicone) cables. Housings appropriate lengths, no kinks, etc.
04-21-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,788
Posted By grizzly59

If I fitted an anti-tank mine to the rear of my...

If I fitted an anti-tank mine to the rear of my bike, would that deter idiots from running me over and killing me?
04-21-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,104
Posted By grizzly59

Around here there are so many people looking a...

Around here there are so many people looking a their phones while driving that the cops must have given up ticketing anyone for doing it. There was a law passed against it with the Gov giving a...
04-14-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,494
Posted By grizzly59

Pretty fly rocking one of these in the early...

Pretty fly rocking one of these in the early 80's. Protect yer noggin from rednecks throwing d-cells and canned goods.
...
04-12-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,810
Posted By grizzly59

If you are in North Dakota, esp Bismarck and...

If you are in North Dakota, esp Bismarck and west, maybe wait a few days. From NWS 4/12:

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM CDT /6 AM MDT/ THIS
MORNING TO 7 PM CDT /6 PM MDT/...
03-13-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 22,583
Posted By grizzly59

I have some of these levers, I think the quality...

I have some of these levers, I think the quality is great, price is right, and the leverage is adjustable from short to long as well as the length of pull. 2 armadillos with 1 brick.

Tektro...
03-04-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,756
Posted By grizzly59

7 speed wheels aren't in high demand here. You...

7 speed wheels aren't in high demand here. You might have some luck buying an entire bike on Craigslist or FB Marketplace, you just need a good rear wheel. Bike Co-op may be of help.
03-03-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,113
Posted By grizzly59

NSFNET and FTP were plenty good enough. Now get...

NSFNET and FTP were plenty good enough. Now get off my lawn. Grrrr
02-23-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,349
Posted By grizzly59

What are you going to say when someone gets hurt...

What are you going to say when someone gets hurt because nobody would tell him no?
02-21-22, 11:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,238
Posted By grizzly59

Batteries almost always last longer with flashing...

Batteries almost always last longer with flashing LED’s vs steady on
02-19-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,002
Posted By grizzly59

Safest thing with these kind of folks, hop up on...

Safest thing with these kind of folks, hop up on the sidewalk and dismount for a minute or two, then back on the road and carry on. If you are concerned about this guy, you won't see the oncoming...
02-13-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 931
Posted By grizzly59

I have a bunch of helmets, and I think I can tell...

I have a bunch of helmets, and I think I can tell by 2 things how well they will ventilate. First is surface area of the frontal vents, second is whether or not the inside hard styrofoam is...
12-06-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,167
Posted By grizzly59

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate ...

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate


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12-01-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,321
Posted By grizzly59

The only issue I can see- if I read the data from...

The only issue I can see- if I read the data from Mobil correctly (odds are about 1 in 5), 220 is a NLGI 0 grease, that may be too thin. Don't get a 5gal pail before you get some of that grease in...
11-30-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,033
Posted By grizzly59

Gold Star for asking before Mongo-ing the wheel...

Gold Star for asking before Mongo-ing the wheel and wrecking it. :thumb:
11-29-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,047
Posted By grizzly59

I’m a bit of a heretic. I think as you get...

I’m a bit of a heretic. I think as you get older, diet becomes more and more important relative to exercise for losing or maintaining weight. My resting metabolism is lower at 62 than it was at 22....
Forum: Commuting
11-11-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,067
Posted By grizzly59

With tires that match the task I vote for...

With tires that match the task I vote for commuting with a mountain bike. Wheels are tougher, you can curb hop whenever without a second thought. Riding through traffic is easier upright with the...
11-10-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,670
Posted By grizzly59

I’ve seen 2 near misses between SUVs and...

I’ve seen 2 near misses between SUVs and ambulances with the lights and sirens going in the last couple months. Full daylight, turning at intersections. That gives me a hint as to my visibility on a...
11-03-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,174
Posted By grizzly59

They knew they hit you.

They knew they hit you.
10-21-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,606
Posted By grizzly59

Word. This should be reread a few times.

Word. This should be reread a few times.
10-20-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,606
Posted By grizzly59

You fix Bob's bike, new brake pads for $25. Bob...

You fix Bob's bike, new brake pads for $25. Bob gets hit in an intersection, head injuries, long term care. Bob's health / car / whatever insurance company(s) are going after the driver. Their...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,522
Posted By grizzly59

My guess- there’s a trick to cutting this lock....

My guess- there’s a trick to cutting this lock. Once the trick gets known, it’s just another lock.
10-12-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By grizzly59

If the tube is still straight I would just ride...

If the tube is still straight I would just ride it. You can't pound out dents in Al, but if there is no cracking I'd ride it. The other 345 degrees of tube around the dent are plenty strong. Tube...
10-11-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,587
Posted By grizzly59

All the Kum Ba Yah encourages these folks. Being...

All the Kum Ba Yah encourages these folks. Being pepper sprayed and having your bike tossed in the creek might be enough of a Significant Emotional Event to evoke reflection and behavior change.
10-09-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,988
Posted By grizzly59

This may be the most excellent paragraph Iíve...

This may be the most excellent paragraph Iíve read on BF
10-07-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,427
Posted By grizzly59

If you send a pic I’m sure we can reach a...

If you send a pic I’m sure we can reach a consensus
10-04-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By grizzly59

Maybe look at FC-M361 ...

Maybe look at FC-M361

https://mikesbikes.com/products/m361-acera-crankset-175mm-42-32-22?variant=19160244256835&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3oD70J6y8wIVk7WzCh3TRQ5dEAQYAiABEgKJP_D_BwE
...
10-03-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,101
Posted By grizzly59

I'm a fan of any good tire + good tire liners.

I'm a fan of any good tire + good tire liners.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,528
Posted By grizzly59

Slick tires may seem ok on wet pavement, but with...

Slick tires may seem ok on wet pavement, but with just a hair too much speed / lateral force they will suddenly lose all traction and slide across the pavement as you go down. Tires with some tread...
09-27-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 13,532
Posted By grizzly59

I doubt the cops care. Prosecutor's office will...

I doubt the cops care. Prosecutor's office will look the other way. COVID, overworked, short-staffed, etc. Prob 25% of drivers laugh when a cyclist gets hit. If you could find his instagram etc. I'll...
09-26-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,147
Posted By grizzly59

Some of the ebikes have very wide handlebars....

Some of the ebikes have very wide handlebars. They like to stop in the middle of the path and gawk or consult their phones. Usually in pairs. So it’s off into the grass to safely pass. Bear spray...
09-17-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,674
Posted By grizzly59

I think I could do my hoovering, dusting, make...

I think I could do my hoovering, dusting, make bread, and walk the dogs in the time it would take me to clean a bike chain properly. If my time is worth anything I should just Amazon me a new chain...
09-12-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By grizzly59

I’ll take a stab at it- If you can find an edge...

I’ll take a stab at it- If you can find an edge where a rotating part turns around a stationary part, I would use a syringe with some oil and inject oil into the freehub. Spin it around, wait a...
09-07-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,669
Posted By grizzly59

When I ride on the local MUP, calling "passing on...

When I ride on the local MUP, calling "passing on your left" gets a startle response and they swerve left 1 time every 15 or so.
09-05-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By grizzly59

Find a way to hold the frame in a level upright...

Find a way to hold the frame in a level upright position Put a bubble level along the pedal edge. Turn the crank and see what the level does.
09-04-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,080
Posted By grizzly59

Can't ride today, transmission has electrical...

Can't ride today, transmission has electrical failures, brake system has hydraulic failures, tubeless tires have an air leak, frame has a hairline crack, I should have bought a better bike than this...
09-04-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,357
Posted By grizzly59

1) Chafing in your crotch 2) Butt comfort ...

1) Chafing in your crotch
2) Butt comfort
3) Keeping cool
4) Managing sweat

That's all I care about. Better cycling clothing usually does those things better.
09-03-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,903
Posted By grizzly59

I like that bike.

I like that bike.
09-03-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,282
Posted By grizzly59

“If we can see through your shorts, do you want...

“If we can see through your shorts, do you want to know?” Put the choice all on them.
09-01-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By grizzly59

The way I read it, Ethet is using all Dura-ace...

The way I read it, Ethet is using all Dura-ace parts for the upper, and all Hatta Vesta parts for the lower.
08-31-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By grizzly59

Interesting, makes perfect sense to me. If the...

Interesting, makes perfect sense to me. If the stack height works out, should be good.
08-28-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,350
Posted By grizzly59

Hypothesis- With a good whack, the styrofoam can...

Hypothesis- With a good whack, the styrofoam can break apart.
Methods-I've cut and peeled the outer plastic off an old helmet and whacked it with a bat. Styro broke apart. Whacked another with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By grizzly59

That stem looks like maybe you can flip it upside...

That stem looks like maybe you can flip it upside down, +6 or -6.
08-07-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 864
Posted By grizzly59

I like Velox, if not then Gorilla Tape, but- ...

I like Velox, if not then Gorilla Tape, but-

https://www.notubes.com/stan-s-rim-tape-10yd-x-21mm

FITMENT:Stan's 21mm Rim Tape is recommended for rims with an internal width of 19-21mm.

WHAT...
07-30-21, 04:22 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,759
Posted By grizzly59

This thread is becoming a Bikeforums classic.

This thread is becoming a Bikeforums classic.
07-28-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,371
Posted By grizzly59

Indiana has a hands-free law, "July 1, 2020...

Indiana has a hands-free law,
"July 1, 2020 marked a new day for Hoosiers. The state enacted the hands-free law. Indiana law prohibits drivers from holding mobile devices, such as smartphones and...
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