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06-27-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,230
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,...
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...
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.
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, 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...
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.
04-11-21, 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...
04-10-21, 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...
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...
03-20-21, 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...
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.
Forum: Touring
03-04-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,449
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Setting up camp. Cooking something, eating...

Setting up camp. Cooking something, eating something, washing pans, clothes, sweaty body, sleeping, cooking something, eating something, washing and packing up camp. After a full day of pedaling,...
Forum: Foo
03-01-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,747
Posted By DeadGrandpa

If you're bored, read a book or watch something...

If you're bored, read a book or watch something on youtube. If you want to fight the beer gut, switch to hard liquor or maybe wine (as a compromise), and lay off fast food, donuts. And increase your...
02-17-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,493
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I have only a little experience with the tubeless...

I have only a little experience with the tubeless stuff. It was fine at first, but then the bikes hung on hooks for six or eighteen months, so I added a little sealant via the valve stem (minus the...
02-12-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,251
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I don't have any answers. I can tell you what I...

I don't have any answers. I can tell you what I think, based on my experience. I have ridden a recumbent once, briefly. I'm 68 (though age is not a critical factor, in my opinion) and I ride pavement...
Replies: 48
Views: 3,292
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Dude, you and me should hang out. There is riding...

Dude, you and me should hang out. There is riding to discuss, and riding, with the occasional discussion of bicycle build particulars, and whatever other things we may find small points upon which to...
Replies: 48
Views: 3,292
Posted By DeadGrandpa

You have made a fair and logical argument with...

You have made a fair and logical argument with which I can find no fault. Apparently I have become small minded in my old age. I guess that one ride I took on my little brother's "Stingray-like" (not...
Forum: Foo
02-07-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 822
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Thanks for the very considerate and comprehensive...

Thanks for the very considerate and comprehensive explanation. I'm not sure if I understand the "Sam Bennett, more like" unless the e-bike lout thought the Lycra guy was trying to pretend that he was...
02-03-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,074
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I've always thought that men are absolutely...

I've always thought that men are absolutely disgusting, and that it must be a part of God's punishment of Eve that women are attracted to us. It is completely unexplainable that some men, or actually...
Forum: Foo
01-30-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 843
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Inanimate objects are incapable of being either...

Inanimate objects are incapable of being either good or evil. Just turn off the ringer, leave it on the countertop, and go about your day. Check for voice mails, texts, etc., a couple times a day....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,238
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I bought a Bearclaw Thunderhawk for my fiancee,...

I bought a Bearclaw Thunderhawk for my fiancee, because she asked for a bike capable of riding gravel roads, and a YouTube channel I enjoy (Path Less Pedaled) gave a favorable review. From her...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,963
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I only became aware of lower tire pressure a few...

I only became aware of lower tire pressure a few years ago, first on 700x40 touring tires and then on 29x3 plus tires. It has been a life changing experience and I don't know if I can ever go back to...
01-25-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,049
Posted By DeadGrandpa

"Never a borrower nor a lender be."

"Never a borrower nor a lender be."
Replies: 48
Views: 3,292
Posted By DeadGrandpa

It is entirely beyond my comprehension that...

It is entirely beyond my comprehension that anyone would trade that extremely high quality piece of audio equipment for an obsolete bicycle. I thought all day about this, and I tried to just let it...
01-19-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,862
Posted By DeadGrandpa

You and I might be from the same planet. During...

You and I might be from the same planet. During the summer, especially, I crave both of those beverages after every ride.
01-16-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,298
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I don't know if we'll live longer than expected,...

I don't know if we'll live longer than expected, but I predict that it will seem that way.
01-14-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,640
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I like my flashing front light. It's not...

I like my flashing front light. It's not blindingly bright, but it's purpose is to attract the attention of the driver in the second car approaching in the oncoming lane. Frequently, that guy is...
01-11-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,852
Posted By DeadGrandpa

That degradation of the material has not happened...

That degradation of the material has not happened to mine in the several years since I installed them. Are you sure those grips are the Grab On brand?
Forum: Foo
01-09-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,508
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Are you sure you don't mean "wine" for "club...

Are you sure you don't mean "wine" for "club soda"? I'm pretty sure that fizzy water doesn't have any alcohol content. I mean, that's the point of drinking.
01-08-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I'd like to tell you that you can work with your...

I'd like to tell you that you can work with your 46/30 and the 11-34 cassette, but my experience tells me that you need a minimum of 12 more teeth on the largest cassette cog than on your smallest...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,314
Posted By DeadGrandpa

If you are riding >15 miles per ride, I recommend...

If you are riding >15 miles per ride, I recommend that you get handlebars that give you more hand positions. Personally, I prefer butterfly (trekking) handlebars for pavement, and Jones H-bars for...
01-06-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,084
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I hope it comes in a color you like, and that...

I hope it comes in a color you like, and that it's the correct size for you.
01-04-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,079
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Hey now!!! The OP evidently wants a doohickey...

Hey now!!! The OP evidently wants a doohickey that keeps his ride vertical when stationary. The "lean it against something" and the "buy a heavy metal bolt-on" options were obvious, and I'm...
12-29-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 23,695
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I enjoy reading about others' perceptions. I try...

I enjoy reading about others' perceptions. I try to understand different cultures. I browse new posts to sample various interests, think about the implications of unfamiliar concepts, ask a question...
Forum: Foo
12-27-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 768
Posted By DeadGrandpa

If it's too bright, I wear sunglasses. We rode 42...

If it's too bright, I wear sunglasses. We rode 42 miles today, chilly hereabouts, 42-47 degrees.
12-27-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 23,695
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Speed going downhill is some kind of achievement?

Speed going downhill is some kind of achievement?
12-25-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 952
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I can tell you that if all you do is lube and...

I can tell you that if all you do is lube and wipe your chain every 150 miles or so, you will need to replace everything in your drive train after 5k or 10k miles. Front chain ring or rings, chain...
12-19-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,711
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I'm 68, always been active, 6ft and 165 pounds....

I'm 68, always been active, 6ft and 165 pounds. Eight years ago I gave up soft drinks and lost 10 pounds. Gave up doughnuts and cookies, lost another 10 pounds. Started riding double the weekly...
Forum: Foo
12-07-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,854
Posted By DeadGrandpa

29. Then after an hour, 32. I changed several...

29. Then after an hour, 32. I changed several answers in opposite directions. Does that mean I'm indecisive? I can't make up my mind.
12-07-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,602
Posted By DeadGrandpa

​​​​​ It's riding by the forests and the...

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It's riding by the forests and the fields, watching the planting and growing and harvesting. It's seeing the blue heron in the ditch by the road get up and fly just in front of my bike before...
12-03-20, 01:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,588
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I have converted to ISM noseless saddles with...

I have converted to ISM noseless saddles with zero regrets. PR 2.0 on my paved road bike, PR 3.0 on my rigid 29plus bike, which is for gravel roads and the occasional singletrack.

I don't use...
11-26-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,982
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Garmin Varia radar blinky rear light, paired with...

Garmin Varia radar blinky rear light, paired with a Garmin gps or the dedicated radar display unit that is sometimes bundled with the 510 Varia. You will learn to appreciate it.
11-19-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,958
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I heard on the Path Less Pedaled youtube channel...

I heard on the Path Less Pedaled youtube channel that you can get a set of carbon wheels for about $400, from a company called Hunt. You may like that upgrade.
11-17-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I don't know about the cassette removal...

I don't know about the cassette removal procedure, but for separating the stuck parts, PB Blaster is a miracle worker. Worth a try.
11-01-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,433
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Put $25 a week in a jar as a first step to buying...

Put $25 a week in a jar as a first step to buying a new bike. While you are accumulating your bankroll, research bikes in the $1500+ price range and compare them to the bike you presently ride. And...
10-25-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 908
Posted By DeadGrandpa

This question is directed to me, and me alone. If...

This question is directed to me, and me alone. If you are really interested in whether or not to buy a new bike, the answer is YES, buy a new bike. The advantages of disc brakes or anything else are...
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