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06-30-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 20,442
Views: 3,513,613
Posted By Podagrower

Don't miss out, marked down to $99 from $299....

Don't miss out, marked down to $99 from $299. (https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/338787611165616/)
06-30-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 20,442
Views: 3,513,613
Posted By Podagrower

There are plenty of ads out there where a trick...

There are plenty of ads out there where a trick of perspective or bad angle make a fork look bent. I'm sure that's what happened here, right?...
01-16-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By Podagrower

Remember to check your brake bearings?

In the middle of disassembling my Shimano BR 1050 calipers (1986 vintage) I was extremely surprised to encounter ball bearings between the two arms. Teeny, tiny miniscule little bearings. Only two...
01-06-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 829
Posted By Podagrower

Great advice so far. Adjustable overbed tables...

Great advice so far. Adjustable overbed tables make great holders for the drinks, snacks and remotes (I bought one for $60 on Amazon and then found one at Goodwill for $10, so check the thrift...
Forum: Southeast
12-31-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By Podagrower

Look up the Flemington 45 route on Strava or...

Look up the Flemington 45 route on Strava or RidewithGPS, it's a little north of Ocala, right off the interstate. About 45 miles, 1,300 feet of elevation. There's maybe 10 miles where you need to...
12-22-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 655
Views: 229,746
Posted By Podagrower

I've inherited an older Campy rear derailleur and...

I've inherited an older Campy rear derailleur and it is missing the "Multi function insert". I'm assuming there's not enough room for plastic to not shear off when engaging the teeth, but figured I...
12-15-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,917
Posted By Podagrower

My club (FL Freewheelers) has been doing...

My club (FL Freewheelers) has been doing something similar in Central Florida for a few years. Finding a stash of NOS bikes would be awesome. This year is unique to say the least, we found our best...
11-24-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 62,985
Views: 9,600,626
Posted By Podagrower

Never knew Terry made bikes. Looks like a...

Never knew Terry made bikes. Looks like a Shimano 600 groupset. On FB in Flint, MI.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3621921567864478
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11-23-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,650
Posted By Podagrower

The bike I ride the most has Biopace chainrings,...

The bike I ride the most has Biopace chainrings, just to make it more odd and irritate bike snobs.
11-18-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,224
Posted By Podagrower

Well, now I know what I was doing wrong. My wife...

Well, now I know what I was doing wrong. My wife and I were on vacation in Savannah and had taken our bikes. We went to a bar at like 3 in the afternoon and were there thru dinner and shift change....
11-10-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,460
Posted By Podagrower

I actually have some experience with this,...

I actually have some experience with this, although I wasn't on my bike. I watched a car take out an overhead power pole, in my panic, I stopped without running over the line so I guess that's my...
11-04-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,182
Posted By Podagrower

The You Are What You Drink...

The You Are What You Drink (https://ninerbikes.com/products/yawyd) stem cap from Niner might be a good option as well.
11-04-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,726
Posted By Podagrower

Actually didn't expect this post to get this much...

Actually didn't expect this post to get this much attention and discussion. Looked at the first few "don't do it" responses and moved onto drooling over a Miyata and trying to justify having another...
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By Podagrower

Vitus (979?)

I've always had a thing for the Vitus frames in their wild colors, but as a Clydesdale there's not much chance I could trust a 30 year old bonded frame. Well, this one popped up locally and the 600...
10-30-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,726
Posted By Podagrower

Buying a stolen bike

Browsing the local classifieds as I often do I spotted a Bianchi frame near me for sale. Not a super rare, super high end bike, but a nice older model that looks to be in good shape. First thing...
08-18-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 9,262
Posted By Podagrower

I'm not sure what's going on in FL. We were...

I'm not sure what's going on in FL. We were knocking out 10-15,000 new cases a day for a while and now we've had 3 days in a row back under 5,000. The percentage of new positives isn't falling, but...
Forum: Southeast
08-13-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By Podagrower

Bike 5 Cities Orlando

https://bikewalkcentralflorida.org/bike5cities/

For riders of any age, experience or ability level.
08-11-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,572
Posted By Podagrower

I've always referred to the people who play biker...

I've always referred to the people who play biker as Hardly Riders.
A couple of years ago I was on I10 in Florida headed east on the first day of Daytona bike week. There was a group of 4 or 5...
07-30-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 9,262
Posted By Podagrower

I guess Floridaman is feeling bad for TX. ...

I guess Floridaman is feeling bad for TX. Testing will be paused Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday do to tropical storm Isaisaaissiisshishaa (I think that's how it's pronounced). It's a game of Pin...
07-24-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 9,262
Posted By Podagrower

Here's a pretty good round up of our problems. ...

Here's a pretty good round up of our problems. Looks like it will take FL 2 weeks to pass NY, fortunately our Governor has said we've reached a plateau :notamused:. ...
07-22-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 9,262
Posted By Podagrower

Pretty awesome, the NOAA article is 2 months old...

Pretty awesome, the NOAA article is 2 months old and only has 1 name crossed off. Today we finished crossing out the entire first column with Gonzalo. I'm guessing we're gonna need to whip out the...
07-20-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 9,262
Posted By Podagrower

Whoa, whoa partner. Them there's fightin words. ...

Whoa, whoa partner. Them there's fightin words. Floridaman has been banging out over 10,000 new cases per day 10 out of the last 11 days. Over the last 14 days our daily average is almost 11,000...
07-17-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 9,262
Posted By Podagrower

Friday the 17th in the afternoon. Texas is down...

Friday the 17th in the afternoon. Texas is down 19,000 cases to Florida, you guys have got some serious work ahead of you. I think FL might just be eyeballing California for the next challenge.
07-17-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,530
Posted By Podagrower

Floridaman is seeking a lead early on this one. ...

Floridaman is seeking a lead early on this one. School isn't in session and my county has 13 elementary students and 4 staff members in quarantine after an elementary school student in a summer...
07-13-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 9,262
Posted By Podagrower

And everybody thinks FL is flat.

And everybody thinks FL is flat.
07-12-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 9,262
Posted By Podagrower

The highest single day total of new cases in any...

The highest single day total of new cases in any state since the beginning of the pandemic. FloridaMan, stand up and take a bow. There will be an asterisk next to the number, as the number of test...
07-09-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 9,262
Posted By Podagrower

What are you doing in Texas? You must be holding...

What are you doing in Texas? You must be holding back test results to make FL look bad. There's no way people in TX can be less responsible than people in FL; Floridaman is going to have to work...
Forum: Southeast
07-08-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By Podagrower

There are parts of the WOT (and almost all of our...

There are parts of the WOT (and almost all of our trails) that I love and I hate. I enjoy riding from Apopka at a leisurely pace and having lunch in Winter Garden on the way back. I'm really...
07-07-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 784
Posted By Podagrower

Thanks for starting this, hopefully we won't all...

Thanks for starting this, hopefully we won't all have a story to contribute.
07-06-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 37,371
Posted By Podagrower

In lieu of my club's traditional 4th of July...

In lieu of my club's traditional 4th of July picnic, I led my first group ride since March. I purposely chose one of my favorite unpaved trails, where I can typically ride 16 miles and see fewer...
07-06-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 9,262
Posted By Podagrower

Weeks of hard work in FL appear to be paying off....

Weeks of hard work in FL appear to be paying off. Johns Hopkins says we've got more infections, a higher rate of infection, and a higher case-fatality ratio than TX. Floridaman: Snatching defeat...
06-26-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 37,371
Posted By Podagrower

Florida man is working hard not to be outdone. ...

Florida man is working hard not to be outdone. Only 1 day in the last 14 had fewer than 2,000 new cases (during lockdown it was closer to 500-750 per day). We've set 7 new record highs over those...
Forum: Southeast
06-18-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4,823
Views: 398,526
Posted By Podagrower

Yesterday's ride was noteworthy. I made a list...

Yesterday's ride was noteworthy. I made a list of projects to work on when I got laid off due to the Rona shutdown-but apparently I'm essential so I never got laid off and just had a massive project...
06-15-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,840
Posted By Podagrower

I know everybody thinks that FL is flat when it...

I know everybody thinks that FL is flat when it comes to riding, but we've got some nice rises in Covid numbers. The last week of lockdown, everybody was pretty much over it and there were as many...
Forum: Southeast
06-09-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,334
Posted By Podagrower

I saw the post title and immediately thought of...

I saw the post title and immediately thought of the Lake Apopka trail. If you want to see gators, that is the place to go.
So far, every gator I've seen out there (laying across the trail,...
06-02-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,840
Posted By Podagrower

I read this thread yesterday before my club's BOD...

I read this thread yesterday before my club's BOD meeting where we discussed and voted to resume club rides in spite of 1/2 the BOD having high risk factors (myself included). I think there's enough...
03-16-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 767
Posted By Podagrower

And in light of the current Covid 19 situation,...

And in light of the current Covid 19 situation, Safari has been cancelled. Wash your hands and be safe.
02-25-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,572
Posted By Podagrower

Yep, you are right, it went up $50. In the...

Yep, you are right, it went up $50. In the interest of over analyzing, I went back and looked at 2019 numbers near this point. 9 of the top 10 Family and Friend teams from 2019 are in the top 10...
02-19-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,346
Posted By Podagrower

Well, at least it rolls. Currently the Condor...

Well, at least it rolls.
Currently the Condor is on my wife's trainer, which makes tweaks a lot easier than doing it on the road. I had planned to reuse the Suntour Cyclone derailleurs but the rear...
02-13-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,572
Posted By Podagrower

Tour de Cure fundraising minimum

Tour de Cure was my first organized cycling event and finding discussion of it here is why I signed up for it. This year, somebody decided that it was time to raise the fundraising minimum by $75.00...
02-10-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,668
Posted By Podagrower

^This is how it was explained by a lawyer to our...

^This is how it was explained by a lawyer to our group. If you don't have uninsured motorist, your health insurance will cover the healthcare portion, but health insurance will not cover lost wages,...
02-07-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 767
Posted By Podagrower

Wowsers. With 2 months to go until the event, it...

Wowsers. With 2 months to go until the event, it feels strange to say but if you are thinking of going, you better sign up soon. This year will be sold out.
02-03-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,346
Posted By Podagrower

Sunday, I didn't take pictures, but I unlaced a...

Sunday, I didn't take pictures, but I unlaced a 32 hole 10 speed 105 hub I had and laced the wheel to the Campy hub I bought. The flange offsets and diameters were so close that spoke length was...
02-03-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,346
Posted By Podagrower

Saturday morning one of our local bike shops held...

Saturday morning one of our local bike shops held their annual garage sale, for $15 you can rent a table and sell your whatever. There are great bargains to be had, and deals to avoid. I figured...
02-03-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,346
Posted By Podagrower

There's plenty of little things left to do, some...

There's plenty of little things left to do, some of the cable housings are too long, cables need to be trimmed, brakes need adjusting. But it's getting closer....
02-03-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,346
Posted By Podagrower

Indecision, the desire to not disapoint, and a...

Indecision, the desire to not disapoint, and a need to be fiscally responsible-all detrimental to building a bike up. I finally pulled the trigger on direction. I wanted (not needed) to go with 10...
Forum: Introductions
02-03-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By Podagrower

Rain and a high of 60 on Saturday, I'm not sure...

Rain and a high of 60 on Saturday, I'm not sure it made it to 60 yesterday, and today it will be back to the mid 70's. This isn't weather.
12-31-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 767
Posted By Podagrower

The 40th Florida Bicycle Safari April 18-23, 2020

Registration opens soon for 3 or 6 days of the best cycling, food and friends to be found.
https://www.floridabicyclesafari.com/
Forum: Southeast
12-31-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 565
Posted By Podagrower

About 12 hours left until registration opens. ...

About 12 hours left until registration opens. And yes, some people do register at midnight.
12-09-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 60,966
Posted By Podagrower

Incremental improvements, that's what it's all...

Incremental improvements, that's what it's all about right? My first Zwift attempt resulted in the death of my laptop (it was a mercy killing). So I went looking for a way more powerful laptop to...
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