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06-08-22, 04:25 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,926
Posted By J.Higgins

+1 on this thought. There were only 47,000...

+1 on this thought.

There were only 47,000 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air's produced. That car was only produced for one year, yet you still see countless repro parts and companies dedicated to this and...
06-07-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,605
Posted By J.Higgins

Also, let's not forget that there is a distinct...

Also, let's not forget that there is a distinct difference between something being "dope", and something being "dopey".
06-07-22, 04:35 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,605
Posted By J.Higgins

I tried for one summer to ride a Crux that was a...

I tried for one summer to ride a Crux that was a size too small for me. Got in a trade, and took a shine to it. No matter what I did, it just wasn't good. When I made an adjustment or added a...
06-06-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 841
Posted By J.Higgins

When your brakes fail, you can simply squat and...

When your brakes fail, you can simply squat and clamp down on the rear tire with your butt cheeks. Instant E-brake win!
06-03-22, 05:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 841
Posted By J.Higgins

That's awesome! If I had one, I'd add a...

That's awesome! If I had one, I'd add a refrigerator (for cold beers), and a swing-out desktop for holding a laptop. Who wants to text while pedaling, anyway? I want to surf BF while pedaling!
06-03-22, 04:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 841
Posted By J.Higgins

I know recliners too! Hey, maybe I should design...

I know recliners too! Hey, maybe I should design and build a recliner into a bike! Yeah! :)
06-02-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 841
Posted By J.Higgins

Its not recumbent if you are standing up.

Its not recumbent if you are standing up.
06-02-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 94,412
Posted By J.Higgins

Watched the Netflix series, Cowboy Bebop....

Watched the Netflix series, Cowboy Bebop. Brilliant! Never read the comic, nor have I seen the animated episodes, but it was a nice original blend of old and new, sci-fi and noir. I was seriously...
Forum: Northeast
03-23-22, 05:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By J.Higgins

We live about an hour north of Winchendon, but we...

We live about an hour north of Winchendon, but we target a different trail every weekend, and sometimes weeknights when the weather is good. We'll all meet there as a family and ride, then go...
03-01-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 94,412
Posted By J.Higgins

Thanks for that! We just got into it. SO far so...

Thanks for that! We just got into it. SO far so good.
03-01-22, 04:31 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,655
Posted By J.Higgins

This bike is drool-worthy.

This bike is drool-worthy.
02-21-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 666
Posted By J.Higgins

This is one of those peculiar unsolved bicycle...

This is one of those peculiar unsolved bicycle mysteries that keep me up at night. Not really, haha, but I've seen some weird and funky things in my bike career.

I did a search for this bike, and...
02-16-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,158
Posted By J.Higgins

A perfect example of a company attempting to come...

A perfect example of a company attempting to come up with a market edge but failed.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,193
Posted By J.Higgins

Precisely. I have never lived in NYC, but I have...

Precisely. I have never lived in NYC, but I have lived in an Italian city for a few months. Stayed in a hotel, and rode a beat-up old Rudge, for which I paid very few lire. My room was small. My bed...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-22, 06:02 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,193
Posted By J.Higgins

If I were in an apartment in the city, this is...

If I were in an apartment in the city, this is what I would do. If you have one of those showers with the hand-held showerhead on the end of a hose, then that would be the hot setup!
02-06-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 681
Views: 94,412
Posted By J.Higgins

We just finished the series. I'll give it a 8/10...

We just finished the series. I'll give it a 8/10 overall, but I'd give it a 7 for accuracy when bumped up against the book. There were a few inconsistencies, but overall it was good. I'm a big Lee...
Forum: Touring
01-30-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,378
Posted By J.Higgins

My best friend, who has also spent a great deal...

My best friend, who has also spent a great deal of time in Sardinia, mentioned to me just the other day about how Sardinia is one of those countries with a lot of so-called ancient aliens landmarks...
01-30-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,156
Posted By J.Higgins

That's a very strong rack. I've installed dozens...

That's a very strong rack. I've installed dozens of them, and have "tweaked" them a little here and there with no ill-effect. Still, others have suggested to simply use longer mounting screws and a...
Forum: Touring
01-30-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,378
Posted By J.Higgins

This best captures my feelings about touring. A...

This best captures my feelings about touring. A shower and clean clothes is transformative. I chuckle when I hear people brag about how many days they've gone without washing up, or stealing packages...
01-28-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 681
Views: 94,412
Posted By J.Higgins

Peacemaker, HBOmax. 11/10 seriously, its...

Peacemaker, HBOmax.

11/10 seriously, its that good.

I've never been a fan of John Cena. I've never been fond of the DC Extended Universe, but hands down, this is the most-original, and funniest...
01-28-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 681
Views: 94,412
Posted By J.Higgins

I totally agree with you about the reality thing...

I totally agree with you about the reality thing concerning television. It applies to pretty much all forms of entertainment. Perhaps the real problem lies from binging a whole series - watching it...
Forum: Touring
01-27-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 27,009
Posted By J.Higgins

I gave up cooking while touring, and I love it....

I gave up cooking while touring, and I love it. Some people need that feeling of settling in, and cooking a meal. Some people really enjoy that as part of their touring experience, and I did enjoy it...
01-27-22, 05:32 AM
Replies: 681
Views: 94,412
Posted By J.Higgins

***There may be spoilers ahead, so read at your own risk***

We've watched all of Ozark so far, despite the fact that we stopped watching back in the middle of S1. There was just too much stupidity. Are we really supposed to believe that FBI will move right...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-21-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By J.Higgins

As a retired machinist, I wholeheartedly endorse...

As a retired machinist, I wholeheartedly endorse the "creep up on it" method. Using lots of cutting oil and taking smaller bites will help keep your reamer sharper longer. For what its worth, I have...
Forum: Touring
01-21-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,137
Posted By J.Higgins

Beat me to it! ...

Beat me to it!

https://i.imgur.com/Fz16Ncl.jpg?1
01-19-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,914
Posted By J.Higgins

Dont give him any ideas. He'll be trolling us...

Dont give him any ideas. He'll be trolling us that he has fabricated a way to carry a spare bike next.
01-19-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,277
Posted By J.Higgins

Off topic, definitely, but every time I see a pic...

Off topic, definitely, but every time I see a pic of someone riding one of these type of bikes, they are ALWAYS wearing a big grin.
Forum: Commuting
01-14-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,279
Posted By J.Higgins

I love to read the stuff coming from your...

I love to read the stuff coming from your scientific mind, Stu.
Forum: Commuting
01-13-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,279
Posted By J.Higgins

When I was a GI, I was stationed in Tampa for a...

When I was a GI, I was stationed in Tampa for a few years. I was into triathlons. I would run/swim/bike in any weather. I ESPECIALLY loved it when it was raining, because I was cooler and felt...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-22, 04:20 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,229
Posted By J.Higgins

I'm projecting that the industry here in North...

I'm projecting that the industry here in North America will be indelibly-marred from all of this. Its plain to see how much has already shifted, such as OEM's buying out LBS's. I'm thinking that...
01-11-22, 04:01 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,595
Posted By J.Higgins

Word. My wife and I ride gravel bikes, plus-sized...

Word. My wife and I ride gravel bikes, plus-sized tire bikes, and modified MTB's here because the paved roads are so bad. It actually a bit of relief when the road turns to dirt sometimes. There just...
01-11-22, 03:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,413
Posted By J.Higgins

Been wrenching bikes since the late-60's, and...

Been wrenching bikes since the late-60's, and I've built and repaired a lot of wheels. Now that I think back, I don't recall seeing a front wheel with a snapped spoke. Oh, I've seen taco'ed front...
01-09-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,960
Posted By J.Higgins

That bike turned out nice!

That bike turned out nice!
Forum: Touring
01-05-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,512
Posted By J.Higgins

The Covid pandemic killed my decades-long lust...

The Covid pandemic killed my decades-long lust for Brooks saddles. The BBB (Big Bike Boom), plus pandemic-related supply chain issues made Brooks saddles nearly unobtainium for a while, well at least...
12-27-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By J.Higgins

You've been using it for a year... do you think...

You've been using it for a year... do you think it may be spotty operation from use? Surely it cant be wearing out already. Maybe you flush it out with some silicone spray?
12-20-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Posted By J.Higgins

I applaud your ingenuity, Zandy. I got to say...

I applaud your ingenuity, Zandy. I got to say that the shine on that derailleur is pretty nice! Not all soaps are equal, so could you tell us precisely which laundry soap you are using? My wife...
12-18-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,490
Posted By J.Higgins

I agree with what most people have already said...

I agree with what most people have already said in here about the weight rating. You should be fine as long as your bike is assembled well, and the wheels are tuned nicely. Even then, I have seen a...
12-04-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By J.Higgins

This is my go-to for bearings. Bel-Ray...

This is my go-to for bearings. Bel-Ray (https://www.belray.com/product/waterproof-grease/). I use Park Polylube 1000 and sometimes SRAM Butter for just about everything else.
12-01-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 945
Posted By J.Higgins

Kool Stop tire bead jack and windex. Just enough...

Kool Stop tire bead jack and windex. Just enough leverage from the jack, and just enough lube from the window cleaner. I've never had a problem after resorting to this method.
Forum: Touring
11-29-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,396
Posted By J.Higgins

When I toured in the past, my number one priority...

When I toured in the past, my number one priority between stops for the night was easy access to alcohol. My thirst for booze pretty much ruled supreme over all other priorities. I've been sober now...
11-24-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 681
Views: 94,412
Posted By J.Higgins

We just finished up the last season of Goliath....

We just finished up the last season of Goliath. This series is typical of many series, where after a few seasons, they run out of things to write about, so you wind up with overly-long scenes of...
11-20-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,179
Posted By J.Higgins

Here ya go:...

Here ya go: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/chainline.html
11-15-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By J.Higgins

Ruben, have you tried cleaning the seatpost very...

Ruben, have you tried cleaning the seatpost very well, perhaps using some mineral spirits? Twist up a metal coat hanger to resemble a giant needle's-eye, and insert a piece of cloth and use that...
Forum: Touring
11-14-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,904
Posted By J.Higgins

This is a good point, TiM, one that I've never...

This is a good point, TiM, one that I've never considered. I have S&S couplers on my Bilenky, but I have to honestly say that I have only used them once, and it wasn't for air travel either. Probably...
Forum: Northeast
11-08-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By J.Higgins

Fitchburg! Whodathunk it! Seriously, though,...

Fitchburg! Whodathunk it!

Seriously, though, there are new trails all over New England, and some of the best are right in Mass. Ever do the Winchendon trail?
11-07-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,565
Posted By J.Higgins

Musing on your OP and this post, I know a guy who...

Musing on your OP and this post, I know a guy who has at least a thousand bikes. Not one of them is less than dealership-quality. Says its his "retirement plan." he does have some pretty sweet and...
Forum: Foo
11-02-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 18,686
Views: 1,057,622
Posted By J.Higgins

Buys two years-worth of Girl Scout Cookies, and...

Buys two years-worth of Girl Scout Cookies, and eats the whole stash in two weeks.
Forum: Foo
11-02-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,004
Posted By J.Higgins

Maybe its still pissing him off after 4 years?...

Maybe its still pissing him off after 4 years? :backpedal:
Forum: Foo
11-01-21, 03:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,480
Posted By J.Higgins

I'm retired now. Double retiree. Looking back,...

I'm retired now. Double retiree. Looking back, the best times were in the US Military, and the worst of times was employed by civilian companies. People in management with little-to-zero competence...
Forum: Foo
10-31-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 18,686
Views: 1,057,622
Posted By J.Higgins

Joined the Me Too movement in a big way, coming...

Joined the Me Too movement in a big way, coming out about Ronald McDonald. When he scored a position at McD's, the clown was all over him like the bulls in Shawshank. After that job, he applied to...
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