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07-03-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,348
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I'm not sure what you mean by "restless legs",...

I'm not sure what you mean by "restless legs", but I find I don't get leg cramps as long as I maintain a semi regular regimen of magnesium and potassium supplements, and a banana for a snack during...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I like the Saris 4-bike platform rack,...

I like the Saris 4-bike platform rack, convertible to a 2-bike rack, because it has the ability to mount the accessory light bar which mounts to the underside of the rack, and displays turn signals,...
06-27-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,229
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Don't screw around with the small, pen-sized...

Don't screw around with the small, pen-sized pepper spray. Go to REI or Amazon and get a canister of Bear Spray. It fires a fog two feet in diameter up to twenty feet. I've used it while pedaling,...
Forum: Foo
06-20-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Check out the Vacuum Wars YouTube channel....

Check out the Vacuum Wars YouTube channel. Personally, I enjoy the self emptying feature on the iRobot vacuum we have, as well as the "D" shape form factor, since it gets into the corners more...
06-20-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,371
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I think I have a memory of tight shoulders and...

I think I have a memory of tight shoulders and neck stiffness when I first started riding gravel. I was riding 700x40c tires, carbon frame, carbon seat post. And too much air in the tires.

I...
06-17-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 846
Posted By DeadGrandpa

My vote is for keeping what you have. It's...

My vote is for keeping what you have. It's adequate for the job, if not the lightest and shiniest. Save your money for stepping up in overall quality for a whole new bike.

You might want to get a...
06-15-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,743
Posted By DeadGrandpa

For a complete titanium framed gravel bike, a...

For a complete titanium framed gravel bike, a good option would be a Bearclaw Thunderhawk. For the frame only, you can buy from Bearclaw or for much less money, from Waltly a frame that looks...
Forum: Introductions
06-11-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By DeadGrandpa

You have obviously never studied the linguistics...

You have obviously never studied the linguistics lessons in the 80's sitcom, "Mel's Diner". You must do your homework before you get to class.
Forum: Introductions
06-11-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Please note, for future reference, that "Y'all"...

Please note, for future reference, that "Y'all" in the thread title should be spelled with an apostrophe, i.e. "Y'all". It is not to be confused with the plural, "All Y'all". Grammar and spelling are...
Forum: Foo
06-08-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By DeadGrandpa

If I were ignorant, I could question your musical...

If I were ignorant, I could question your musical tastes, but everyone is entitled to have auditory input from whatever corner of the universe they happen to prefer. My overriding concern is that...
Forum: Foo
06-02-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,416
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I think your advice is valid. She hasn't heard...

I think your advice is valid. She hasn't heard them yet. I'll set them up in the attached garage.
Forum: Foo
06-02-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 549
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Build some raised beds, fill with soil and raise...

Build some raised beds, fill with soil and raise vegetables. Crushed granite between the beds.
Forum: Foo
05-27-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,017
Posted By DeadGrandpa

"When I Paint My Masterpiece"and "I Shall Be...

"When I Paint My Masterpiece"and
"I Shall Be Released".

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Forum: Foo
05-24-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,416
Posted By DeadGrandpa

You give good advice. I'm playing with the EQ...

You give good advice. I'm playing with the EQ button, which has 3 modes: "music", "movie" and "direct". I'm hoping to get a better earful of dialogue, because not understanding one word out of five...
Forum: Foo
05-24-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,416
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I believe that most of the disagreement stems...

I believe that most of the disagreement stems from the "looks", as you suggested. Imagine how shocked I felt, when I discovered that the looks of a stereo hi-fi is more important than the sound. Or...
Forum: Foo
05-24-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,416
Posted By DeadGrandpa

​​​​​[/b]This has always been my goal, to...

​​​​​[/b]This has always been my goal, to reproduce the live concert sound. I've assembled my own "Wall of Sound" in previous houses, and I guess I want to relive the past. I have lots and lots of...
Forum: Foo
05-24-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,416
Posted By DeadGrandpa

The floor standing loudspeakers are Klipsch...

The floor standing loudspeakers are Klipsch Cornwall II models, and could actually be large bookshelf speakers sitting on the built-in cabinets beside the fireplace. I have several other sets of...
Forum: Foo
05-24-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,416
Posted By DeadGrandpa

The issue is that I granted her absolute...

The issue is that I granted her absolute authority, control and jurisdiction over the decor and management of the house and attached garage. I have jurisdiction over the detached garage. We have an...
Forum: Foo
05-23-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,416
Posted By DeadGrandpa

The problem with incorporating the antique sound...

The problem with incorporating the antique sound system into the current decor is that the old system necessarily occupies more space than a Bose mini boom box. While I enjoy the VU meters and old...
05-23-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3,454
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Posted By DeadGrandpa

68+ years so far, and my wife says that we've...

68+ years so far, and my wife says that we've pedaled 6000+ miles in less than 11 months since I bought her a new gps bike computer. Youse guys who are riding less than 40 miles per ride, you should...
Forum: Foo
05-23-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,416
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Old school floor standing loudspeakers vs new soundbar

I'm having a culture clash with my wife, as we're in the 3rd year of settling into our first together home. I have a high quality "stereo hi-fi" (1976 vintage) composed of a low noise, low...
05-20-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,316
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I agree with Rolla, you should try the Jones...

I agree with Rolla, you should try the Jones H-bar. I changed my flat bar for a Jones and my hand numbness went away. If you want to try a less expensive option, I changed the drops on my road bike...
05-20-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Sparks, if the width of the rim is 20, you can...

Sparks, if the width of the rim is 20, you can use as wide a tire as you like IF there is room on your bike so that the tire does not run on the fork or chainstays. You can't take it to the extreme,...
Forum: Touring
05-17-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,206
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I recommend you look at Swift bags,...

I recommend you look at Swift bags, Builtbyswift.com. Good quality, made in Seattle. They have some that mount with Voile straps, with some foam spacers to allow for the cables and give you room for...
05-13-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,646
Posted By DeadGrandpa

There are two kinds of people in the world: 1)...

There are two kinds of people in the world: 1) People who like people, and have pleasant encounters with random people with whom they cross paths, without regard for the time they spend, and 2)...
05-13-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 10,581
Posted By DeadGrandpa

You are absolutely correct. In the end, you may...

You are absolutely correct. In the end, you may have the sensation you're going faster or working harder. Whether or not you are actually going faster or harder doesn't matter. Ride, eat and sleep....
05-07-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,279
Posted By DeadGrandpa

A gravel bike is the MOST versatile, for me, at...

A gravel bike is the MOST versatile, for me, at least. The roads available determine the tire selection, but it's not really complicated. My Janis Renegade came with 700x35 tires, but I've mixed in...
05-02-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,973
Posted By DeadGrandpa

When I come back from a strenuous ride, I go for...

When I come back from a strenuous ride, I go for Stryve Beef Jerky from Walmart. It has little added ingredients other than salt. I don't think it has much in the way of added sugars.

I have...
05-02-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,431
Posted By DeadGrandpa

^^^^ This is very true. Not only that, but...

^^^^ This is very true. Not only that, but sometimes there is no perfect route, but only the best available route, which may be terrible. And even if the artificial intelligence device says that you...
05-01-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,939
Posted By DeadGrandpa

If you want to be aware of cars coming from...

If you want to be aware of cars coming from behind, don't rely on hearing. Get a Garmin Varia rear blinkie/radar, and a compatible gps. Wahoo has a few compatible models, and of course, most Garmins...
05-01-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 812
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I own a 2015 Jamis Renegade Except, and I can...

I own a 2015 Jamis Renegade Except, and I can tell you that if the manufacturer says it's rated for "light touring", then you should take that advice and pack for light touring. I know from...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,632
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I don't have any pics, but I can tell you that...

I don't have any pics, but I can tell you that you can put 2 road bikes in the back seat/trunk area of a Nissan Stanza or Toyota Corolla, really easy.

Fold forward the seat backs of the rear...
Forum: Foo
04-24-21, 03:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,341
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Nicotine is an addictive poison. If you consume a...

Nicotine is an addictive poison. If you consume a small amount of poison over a long period of time, so that it doesn't kill you right away, well, that is your choice. I've always supported the...
04-23-21, 03:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I'm not wishing to derail this thread, but I also...

I'm not wishing to derail this thread, but I also have a need for a 39T middle chain ring, 10 speed for a Tiagra triple crankset. The bolt pattern is 4x offset. I see some availability of that size...
04-18-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,048
Posted By DeadGrandpa

There you go; you proved my point....

There you go; you proved my point. Congratulations.
04-18-21, 02:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,048
Posted By DeadGrandpa

If you try a little harder, you might be able to...

If you try a little harder, you might be able to achieve the level of Obnoxiously Condescending. I'm sure that would impress the OP.
04-11-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,321
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I used to have a hitch mounted rack, and had no...

I used to have a hitch mounted rack, and had no problem with bike theft while the bike was on the rack. That didn't prevent the bike from being crushed when I was rear ended on my way home from a...
04-11-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,454
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I wanna say this without bragging, but just to...

I wanna say this without bragging, but just to give you a comparison scale. Me and my babe are 68 and 62, and have averaged 600 miles per month since last June, when we started paying attention....
04-10-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 907
Posted By DeadGrandpa

The extension gives the loaded rack too much...

The extension gives the loaded rack too much leverage, too much potential for "bouncy-bouncy" going down the road. It shouldn't be difficult to line up the bolt holes. I recommend the non-extension...
Forum: Foo
04-09-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,729
Posted By DeadGrandpa

During the last few years, I've been associating...

During the last few years, I've been associating with a person who prioritizes fresh, organic and abstinence from processed foods. It is not a horrible thing to eat "healthy", but I notice that I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 983
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I also started with toe clips and straps. I used...

I also started with toe clips and straps. I used the Look pedals with the protruding clips on the shoe sole for a few years but have gone back to the toe clips. Straps are not pulled tight, so it...
Forum: Touring
04-02-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 968
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I have a 2015 Janis Renegade Expert, which is,...

I have a 2015 Janis Renegade Expert, which is, more or less, a carbon frame gravel bike. I tried putting a rear rack on it, (along with a handlebar roll, a full frame bag + bikepacking saddle bag),...
03-28-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,208
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I respect your recommendation, and I believe you...

I respect your recommendation, and I believe you about not going back to cheaper tires after you experience good ones. That's one of the reasons I'm trying to wear the old ones out first. I'm too...
03-28-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,215
Posted By DeadGrandpa

First, I'm no expert on bike fit, but I've...

First, I'm no expert on bike fit, but I've learned that there are certain principles and guidelines which apply to some large-ish groups of people.

The height of the saddle relative to the...
03-28-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,208
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I would love to try out a set of Rene Herse...

I would love to try out a set of Rene Herse tires, just as soon as I finish wearing out the Schwalbe Marathon Dureme touring tires, and the Continental Town and Country touring tires, both of which...
03-20-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,667
Posted By DeadGrandpa

You have determined by experience that you prefer...

You have determined by experience that you prefer one of your bikes over the other. You have not determined that the dozens (+) of other similar bikes are inferior. Expand your horizons, look outside...
03-20-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I'll definitely be watching. PLP is a huge...

I'll definitely be watching. PLP is a huge resource.
Forum: Foo
03-14-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,009
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Got my second vaccine on Tuesday, Pfizer...

Got my second vaccine on Tuesday, Pfizer according to the vaccinator wearing a white coat. I asked if I got the "good" vaccine, the one with the space alien chromosomes? She said, "Absolutely!" I had...
Forum: Foo
03-14-21, 02:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By DeadGrandpa

It's one thing to get bored and leave; it's...

It's one thing to get bored and leave; it's another thing to be told to leave. I don't know why that happened, but I suspect it was because someone got offended by something you posted. What a load...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,208
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I would never buy a bike whose color I dislike.

I would never buy a bike whose color I dislike.
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