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12-05-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 139
Posted By BobbyG

The older I get, the more attractive e-assist for...

The older I get, the more attractive e-assist for both cycling and pumping become.
12-05-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 618
Posted By BobbyG

canklecat A 70-year-old non-cycling (but active)...

canklecat A 70-year-old non-cycling (but active) buddy of mine had similar surgery for similar reasons. The recovery took a few months but yielded excellent results and he ended up much better than...
12-05-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By BobbyG

urbanknight Glad you're okay. Report the car to...

urbanknight Glad you're okay. Report the car to authorities.
Forum: Commuting
11-29-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 160
Posted By BobbyG

So Wrong, But So Cool...

Stumbled on this this morning. I can't condone riding like this in this kind of traffic, but it sure is thrilling to watch.
https://youtu.be/RzhphXgXMcE
11-27-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,453
Posted By BobbyG

VegasJen Glad you're back and riding!

VegasJen Glad you're back and riding!
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-27-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 123
Posted By BobbyG

Success! Neos Derailleur Replacement with Adapter

I'm not the greatest bicycle mechanic, but I managed to replace the broken Neos (https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1262163-broken-neos.html) compact rapid rise derailleur on my 7-Speed Dahon...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By BobbyG

I know, right? The main two routes are 6...

I know, right?

The main two routes are 6 and 6.5 miles with other longer options. This one is 6 miles. In the dry it's 25 min in and 30 home. But with the snow tires at 25psi for loose snow...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By BobbyG

Smart! Good idea. I may try that.

Smart! Good idea. I may try that.
Forum: Commuting
11-21-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By BobbyG

Yes. If I can I will scoot over a street or two...

Yes. If I can I will scoot over a street or two for a change of scenery which sometimes helps.
11-21-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By BobbyG

:lol:

:lol:
11-20-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By BobbyG

Ah, yes...the dance of a thousand veils!

Ah, yes...the dance of a thousand veils!
Forum: Commuting
11-20-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By BobbyG

I remembered some one mentioning that on...

I remembered some one mentioning that on bikeforums (you?) and I thought about that, but for $10 I'll see if this can handle the job without getting too gross.



I started this job four months...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By BobbyG

Chills and Spills on a Snowy Commute...

Here are the highlights from Friday's snowy commute through central Colorado Springs.

It was powdery by the house, but icy downtown. There's a stretch where the bike lane is to the left of the...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By BobbyG

Three inches in downtown Colorado Springs.

Three inches in downtown Colorado Springs.
Forum: Commuting
11-18-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By BobbyG

Rug to Catch Snow...

After the luxury of being able to park my snowy bike in the warehouse of my last job, with the new job I park in my office. So a few weeks ago I bought a 6x2 ft rug at Walmart for $10 in hopes it...
11-17-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By BobbyG

The human body is more wonderful AND more...

The human body is more wonderful AND more horrible than can be imagined.
11-17-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By BobbyG

The results of my colonoscopy? To quote my late...

The results of my colonoscopy? To quote my late friend after initially losing 9-inches of colon due to cancer...

"Clean as a whistle...if you're into that kinda thing."
11-16-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 890
Posted By BobbyG

That's what I do.

That's what I do.
11-16-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By BobbyG

Couldn't Show Off Today...

I'll admit it. At almost 61, I take some smug, self-satisfaction at being the only daily bike commuter at my new job, where most everybody is half my age. A few seemed impressed with my lighting...
11-16-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 890
Posted By BobbyG

IMHO you will be more visible in traffic with any...

IMHO you will be more visible in traffic with any light if it is mounted up high on the back of your helmet. Then it can be sen better above car hoods.
11-16-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,082
Posted By BobbyG

My crazy, astigmatic eyes have always made...

My crazy, astigmatic eyes have always made glasses expensive, so I have always just worn a previous pair of glasses for cycling. My distance and mid-distance vision is fine with them, and they work...
11-13-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 206
Posted By BobbyG

I have 5 bikes and all 5 have been fitted with: ...

I have 5 bikes and all 5 have been fitted with:

1) AirZound Airhorn
2) Padded Handlebars
3) "Mouse Trap" Toe Clips
4) Wider Gear Range, Lower and Higher (Except the 2006 Felt, although lower...
11-13-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 856
Posted By BobbyG

I'm not the greatest bike mechanic (or even a...

I'm not the greatest bike mechanic (or even a good one) but I will share what I know from 30 years of bike commuting on not so new bikes.

First, most recently, a simply replacing the chain with a...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By BobbyG

When my previous commute bag started wearing out...

When my previous commute bag started wearing out I looked at a couple of backpacks like this. Ultimately, I bought the same bag I had been using since I had a "system" for packing and securing the...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By BobbyG

First Snow Commute at the New Job...

Mounted the winter tires this morning and rode my first snow commute of the season in Colorado Springs, and the first snow commute to the new job! (21F with a light dusting...more on the bridges....
Forum: Commuting
11-10-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,021
Posted By BobbyG

It depends on the dimensions of the bag the...

It depends on the dimensions of the bag the flexibility of the cord and the distance of the seat rails (or post) to the end of the rack. A longer cord can always be wrapped around the end of the...
11-10-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,635
Posted By BobbyG

I mentioned it: "and some companies make...

I mentioned it: "and some companies make thumb-like shifters that mount on the front of brake levers giving you something very close to "brifters"..."
I guess I wasn't clear or specific enough. ...
11-09-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 639
Posted By BobbyG

You are not being "ridiculous", just a bit...

You are not being "ridiculous", just a bit cheeky.
11-09-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,635
Posted By BobbyG

I think there are other better shifter options...

I think there are other better shifter options that will move the shifting closer to your hands, but still allow for the gearing that you have: Stem mounted shifters, bar-end shifters, plain, old...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,021
Posted By BobbyG

They are simple bungee cords looped through the...

They are simple bungee cords looped through the seat rails and hooked onto the rear of the rack. On my folding bike they are merely wrapped around the seat post....
Forum: Commuting
11-09-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By BobbyG

Lighter, Tighter Commuting...

A few years ago my wife and I decluttered the house, with an eye to an eventual move. We ended up staying, and found the house was more enjoyable with less furniture and things which no longer held...
11-07-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,129
Posted By BobbyG

A commuter, I have AIrZound airhorns on all my...

A commuter, I have AIrZound airhorns on all my bikes for riding in traffic. In 28 years with the airhorns I have used it on dogs 3 times and it stopped two of them. It suprised one dog enough to...
11-04-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,271
Posted By BobbyG

Agreed. And I'm not always (or usually) clear.

Agreed. And I'm not always (or usually) clear.
11-04-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,271
Posted By BobbyG

I was only half serious.

I was only half serious.
11-04-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 630
Posted By BobbyG

My bikes stay in an un-electrified shed. The...

My bikes stay in an un-electrified shed. The bike blinkies use batteries. The helmet lights and removable main headlight (and shoe lights in winter) come inside with me so they are rechargable USB.
11-04-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,271
Posted By BobbyG

(I original posted this in 2017) With or...

(I original posted this in 2017)
With or without self-driving cars, vehicle-to-vehicle communications will become required on all vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians under the ruse of public safety....
11-02-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 517
Posted By BobbyG

That's pretty impressive for an octogenarian!

That's pretty impressive for an octogenarian!
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-02-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By BobbyG

Earlier today I received an email from Tern...

Earlier today I received an email from Tern saying the order was canceled due to product availability. So I found a 'comparable' product on Ali Express for $13.95 with free shipping. It estimates...
11-02-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 371
Posted By BobbyG

Then you'd be a "cager". ;)

Then you'd be a "cager". ;)
Forum: Commuting
11-02-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By BobbyG

Feeling Pumped? ...Guess again!

I have been feeling pumped about my resurrected '84 Nishiki lately. After stripping off all the components in preparation to donate it I had a very visceral and intense dream about riding it after...
10-31-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 517
Posted By BobbyG

Back In The Saddle, Again...Again!

I was off the bike for 3 weeks this summer with my first bout of Covid which was rougher than I expected, plus a longer recovery than I would have thought. All of which made me feel much older than...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,021
Posted By BobbyG

I put my backpack on my rear rack...here's how: ...

I put my backpack on my rear rack...here's how:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbRgLq2F3PA
10-31-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By BobbyG

I think they'd be too hot....at least for me. I...

I think they'd be too hot....at least for me. I bike year round down to 5F. At that temp I wear a light balaclava over my face and ears, plus a headband over my ears, and sometimes over that the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-30-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By BobbyG

Yes, you are correct. I exceeded the range of...

Yes, you are correct. I exceeded the range of the derailleur. And I have fixed my post to refer to 1st gear as the 32-tooth ring.
10-30-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By BobbyG

'Bumped' into this guy a few years ago: ...

'Bumped' into this guy a few years ago:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/843x1447/crash_test_dummy_halloween_c00125fe88f07d54bcda2b1c36e688aeeff672eb.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-30-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By BobbyG

Broken Neos...

I was warned.

Shortly after buying my 2007 Dahon Boardwalk last year I swapped the original 7-speed rear gears for a wider spread of 11-32 to allow for faster cruising and better climbing here in...
10-29-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,732
Posted By BobbyG

Studded snow tires and extra clothing layers. ...

Studded snow tires and extra clothing layers.
https://youtu.be/vMPNdmlKj_Y
Forum: Commuting
10-27-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By BobbyG

Not Spooky, but "noir"... ...

Not Spooky, but "noir"...
https://youtu.be/dLhGezNUPF0
https://youtu.be/mrVLwrkpdQQ (https://youtu.be/dLhGezNUPF0)
10-23-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,216
Posted By BobbyG

I used to race informally and ride socially with...

I used to race informally and ride socially with the neighborhood boys in grade school back in Chicago the late 1960s and early 1970s. It was freedom and fun! Then I got my driver's license and only...
10-21-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By BobbyG

:roflmao:

:roflmao:
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