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06-16-24, 09:23 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,946
Posted By Chuck M

I'll put my hands on whatever part of the bar I...

I'll put my hands on whatever part of the bar I damn well please.
06-13-24, 07:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 954
Posted By Chuck M

It looks like he randomly poked at the front...

It looks like he randomly poked at the front derailleur until the battery in his cordless drill died.
06-09-24, 10:49 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,532
Posted By Chuck M

I'm really OK with all of this. My "I've got to...

I'm really OK with all of this. My "I've got to learn to say no" was as much tongue in cheek as serious. Even though they didn't use the bikes, at least this time they didn't sit out in the weather...
06-07-24, 08:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 974
Posted By Chuck M

It looks like a clear, straight section of a...

It looks like a clear, straight section of a multi-use path. The cyclist should have been able to see the child and dad and slowed down. If I want to ride at a faster speed, I hit the road. If I want...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-24, 05:21 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 6,083
Posted By Chuck M

Everyone knows this kind of thing can only happen...

Everyone knows this kind of thing can only happen in Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas. And nowhere else in the world do arrests happen for seemingly dumb reasons.
06-04-24, 06:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,204
Posted By Chuck M

I ride a sidewalk about 20 to 25 yards to get to...

I ride a sidewalk about 20 to 25 yards to get to ALDI. Our ALDI is on a busy US highway and I don't want to deal with the traffic to go for a loaf of bread. Pedestrians are not a problem because I...
06-04-24, 04:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,718
Posted By Chuck M

Anyone can put a piece of tape over it. No need...

Anyone can put a piece of tape over it. No need to hire it out unless one is just super busy. :)
06-04-24, 03:21 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,015
Posted By Chuck M

It scares the hell out of me to think what he has...

It scares the hell out of me to think what he has done to seat tubes.
06-02-24, 03:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,773
Posted By Chuck M

Higgs_Zaphod You also didn't mention what your...

Higgs_Zaphod You also didn't mention what your budget is or if you are looking at new or used like your facebook marketplace bike you have now. If your "here" has any bike shops, visit as many as...
05-29-24, 05:04 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,807
Posted By Chuck M

I object. This is immaterial, irrelevant and...

I object. This is immaterial, irrelevant and incompetent. I don't know what that means, but I hear it on Perry Mason all the time.
05-29-24, 03:25 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,807
Posted By Chuck M

This pedestrian, bicycle A and bicycle B scenario...

This pedestrian, bicycle A and bicycle B scenario has been brought up here before and this is pretty much how it sums up. Both cyclists should have seen the pedestrian and been able to see the...
05-28-24, 08:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,329
Posted By Chuck M

For all of mine, there is a tag that says machine...

For all of mine, there is a tag that says machine wash and air dry. My wife just throws them in the dryer. I don't get upset about it because it hasn't seemed to hurt them and she has had the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-24, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3,131
Views: 557,222
Posted By Chuck M

I wanted to ride my regular Sunday ride yesterday...

I wanted to ride my regular Sunday ride yesterday on my road bike but the clouds to the north looked nasty so I rode around the neighborhood. This morning I wanted to attempt my regular Sunday ride...
05-24-24, 06:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,489
Posted By Chuck M

I'd assume this can be had for scrap rate? Damn...

I'd assume this can be had for scrap rate? Damn straight I'd grab it up.
05-19-24, 02:43 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,309
Posted By Chuck M

You just don't get up early enough. Before dawn I...

You just don't get up early enough. Before dawn I have the road to myself.
05-11-24, 04:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,667
Posted By Chuck M

14 degrees? That sounds like a lot and I can...

14 degrees? That sounds like a lot and I can almost feel you sliding forward from here. What was your saddle angle before?

I have my bikes pretty much where I want them as far as saddle height,...
05-05-24, 07:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,563
Posted By Chuck M

If you leave the seat post installed, I'd imagine...

If you leave the seat post installed, I'd imagine it would promote improving sprinting skills.
05-03-24, 07:23 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,969
Posted By Chuck M

Iím at the doctorís office for a follow up for my...

Iím at the doctorís office for a follow up for my blood pressure meds. :)
05-02-24, 03:46 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,714
Posted By Chuck M

I identify as an old man that likes to work on...

I identify as an old man that likes to work on and ride bikes.
05-02-24, 05:46 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,969
Posted By Chuck M

For an added level of secrecy, these helmet...

For an added level of secrecy, these helmet liners will protect anyone concerned that 5G towers are interfacing with the electronic shifting big bike is pushing on the public....
04-26-24, 11:41 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,571
Posted By Chuck M

I like USB C for the simplicity of being able to...

I like USB C for the simplicity of being able to plug in either way like Apples Lightning ports were. But I agree that it isn't particularly a game changer and I probably wouldn't make my decision on...
04-21-24, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By Chuck M

dp_i83 This is a case where a picture is worth a...

dp_i83 This is a case where a picture is worth a 1000 words. You can't post one, but you can upload some and let us know when you uploaded and someone will do a pic assist.
04-20-24, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,233
Posted By Chuck M

If it is less painful braking from the hoods...

If it is less painful braking from the hoods rather than the drops maybe hand placement will help. Also two weeks of taking it easy on the thumb may help as well.
04-18-24, 03:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,632
Posted By Chuck M

I've given away modern bikes to people I thought...

I've given away modern bikes to people I thought needed them more than me. But I won't do that with even bike boom bikes that are not really that valuable or collectable. Also, 27" tires, friction...
04-18-24, 03:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,635
Posted By Chuck M

This picture surprised me. I would have thought...

This picture surprised me. I would have thought that space would be limited on any ship, especially a sub so there wouldn't be room for something like a bicycle. Perhaps this shows that bikes were...
04-18-24, 08:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,635
Posted By Chuck M

Thank you for the heads up on this otherwise I...

Thank you for the heads up on this otherwise I might not have attempted to view it. The pictures posted thus far are just the tip of the iceberg.
04-18-24, 08:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,635
Posted By Chuck M

Time zone difference of 18 hours between...

Time zone difference of 18 hours between Singapore and Hawaii.
04-17-24, 06:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,635
Posted By Chuck M

^^^^^^ Those heavy bikes, the uniforms, the...

^^^^^^

Those heavy bikes, the uniforms, the masks... Those guys had to be tough.
04-17-24, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By Chuck M

Regular wash, heavy soil setting, high spin.

Regular wash, heavy soil setting, high spin.
04-14-24, 05:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,739
Posted By Chuck M

I'd work on the brake noise and forget trying to...

I'd work on the brake noise and forget trying to upgrade anything. The brakes could be noisy due to one or a combination of factors. Hard pads, pads not aligned, or loose parts etc.
04-11-24, 06:56 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 12,801
Posted By Chuck M

I bet the bottom falls out of Trek stock now.

I bet the bottom falls out of Trek stock now.
04-09-24, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By Chuck M

Getting back in the saddle so to speak after illness

I used to run at least two half marathons a year and while training for a full about 18 months ago, I got Covid for the first time. Since then, I've had to start over with C25K 3 times to be able to...
04-06-24, 11:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,531
Posted By Chuck M

Maybe you should buy two or three of them then.

Maybe you should buy two or three of them then.
04-05-24, 06:28 PM
Replies: 793
Views: 98,399
Posted By Chuck M

It's still a little cool in the morning to enjoy...

It's still a little cool in the morning to enjoy my coffee on the patio. But the evening are perfect for bourbon.
...
04-02-24, 03:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,354
Posted By Chuck M

My water bottles never get anywhere near my...

My water bottles never get anywhere near my sweaty privates.
04-01-24, 03:45 AM
Replies: 27,304
Views: 3,252,219
Posted By Chuck M

Got up this morning earlier than usual. Siri said...

Got up this morning earlier than usual. Siri said it was 65, Alexa said it was 70 and I said it was good enough for a spin through the neighborhood.
03-30-24, 08:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,300
Posted By Chuck M

If I recall 5 miles. I had a meeting close to a...

If I recall 5 miles. I had a meeting close to a rails to trail and it was going to be an unseasonably warm November day. I put a bike on the rack and forgot my saddle pack and mini pump. But it was a...
03-25-24, 03:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,939
Posted By Chuck M

Tell her she shouldn't get the laundry that close...

Tell her she shouldn't get the laundry that close to your bike maintenance area.

I wouldn't tell my wife that, but I think it is OK if you tell your wife that.
03-24-24, 07:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,417
Posted By Chuck M

Again, the relationship between exercise and...

Again, the relationship between exercise and happy is real. That was a piss poor view to look at. Hopefully things are better.
03-24-24, 07:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,417
Posted By Chuck M

Covid took half marathons away from me but the...

Covid took half marathons away from me but the cycling was pretty much OK. Six months later got Covid again. After the third case of Covid, cycling has gotten harder, but what the hell, I'll keep...
03-24-24, 07:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By Chuck M

Just riding along minding my own business and I...

Just riding along minding my own business and I thought someone shot a 22 near me. The bead on this Pasela just went to hell. I called my wife, she picked me up and I took out another bike to finish...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-24, 08:08 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 10,685
Posted By Chuck M

I suspect new members often bump zombie threads...

I suspect new members often bump zombie threads due to being brought here from something they googled. When they then go to the effort to register to comment, someone that has been here for years...
03-22-24, 05:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 28,497
Posted By Chuck M

All that paint should be dry by now.

All that paint should be dry by now.
03-17-24, 09:41 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,475
Posted By Chuck M

I'm pretty sure none of them perceive you as a...

I'm pretty sure none of them perceive you as a threat to their cycling hobbies. There is a wide range of road cyclists, gravel riders, mountain bikers, vintage owners and commuters that are not...
03-17-24, 07:58 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,475
Posted By Chuck M

IMHO, they don't care what you ride, just that...

IMHO, they don't care what you ride, just that you seem to hold that it is a superior form of cycling and don't read the cues when your opinions are not well received. They are not abusing you due to...
03-16-24, 06:44 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,475
Posted By Chuck M

A quick plotting with Garmin Connect makes me...

A quick plotting with Garmin Connect makes me think I seriously overestimated how much I rode as a teenager. I still think I was lucky to be a teenager then instead of now though.
03-16-24, 06:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,785
Posted By Chuck M

Not as rusty as my Carabela, but the reason why...

Not as rusty as my Carabela, but the reason why I'm working on getting it back on the road is pretty much the same.


If it was anything like the Schwinn bottom brackets I've been in, it didn't...
03-16-24, 05:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,547
Posted By Chuck M

Deflate tire, rotate this section of tire 180...

Deflate tire, rotate this section of tire 180 degrees from where it is now. If it bulges out again at this spot on the tire, replace the tire, if it bulges at this spot on the rim, take it to the...
03-15-24, 03:09 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,475
Posted By Chuck M

Or youthful innocence. The old man me...

Or youthful innocence.

The old man me often wonders how the 17 year old me rode all over creation without flat repair materials, tools or a water bottle. And a quarter for a pay phone would have...
03-15-24, 03:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,484
Posted By Chuck M

That seems to me to be a terrible waste of beer.

That seems to me to be a terrible waste of beer.
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