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04-17-23, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 290,942
Posted By greatscott

Superbe Tech and Mountech...I have a story for...

Superbe Tech and Mountech...I have a story for you all that might be interested.

If you go online and do research concerning the Superbe Tech, and Mountech you will get a bunch of negative reviews...
03-03-23, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 860
Posted By greatscott

There are a lot of Schwinn bikes that in my...

There are a lot of Schwinn bikes that in my opinion are highly underrated, the Tempo being one of those, as was the Peloton, Super Sport, Voyageur SP and Voyageur. I think one of Schwinn's mistakes...
03-03-23, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 816
Posted By greatscott

Exactly, most AL bars on the average bike were...

Exactly, most AL bars on the average bike were made of thicker, and thus heavier, and thus more stout, those things lasted forever. The only time you should consider your AL bars is if you have some...
Forum: Touring
01-14-23, 09:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,674
Posted By greatscott

Bicycle Touring Pro has a website, but word of...

Bicycle Touring Pro has a website, but word of warning, I was able to get onto the home page, but when I went to click on links they had I got booted out by my virus protection system. I personally...
01-14-23, 08:48 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,055
Posted By greatscott

There are reason that I see going on in our...

There are reason that I see going on in our society. First off, (EDIT: blah blah blah blah blah) But just hate in general is increasing in giant leaps. People getting so mad they want to start a...
01-13-23, 05:13 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 21,649
Posted By greatscott

At least you're being nice, thank you. And you...

At least you're being nice, thank you. And you are correct, if you have the money what the heck, buy a $15,000 bike or more. That was not my argument though, there was nothing said about if you have...
12-30-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 7,610
Posted By greatscott

This is just my experience, yours may differ. ...

This is just my experience, yours may differ.

I've only ever ridden 3 TI bikes in my 40 plus years of riding a bike, one of those belonged to a friend of mine, a low price Motobecane he got from...
12-10-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,398
Posted By greatscott

I should have never said I never pass a truck. ...

I should have never said I never pass a truck. The only time I would consider passing a truck is if there are two lanes and no cars to prevent me from moving over to the left of the truck, and if I...
11-20-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,398
Posted By greatscott

I'm

I watched that video a bunch of times, I'm not sadistic, but when I first saw the video this message thing kept popping up from some cycling activist thing showing all the blame on the driver...
11-15-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 7,610
Posted By greatscott

You don't need the most expensive TI bike to get...

You don't need the most expensive TI bike to get the exact same TI ride, or durability you can get for the lowest price one that Lynskey or Litespeed offers.

I even have titanium rods and screws...
11-14-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By greatscott

I think 85 was the peak for all Schwinn models,...

I think 85 was the peak for all Schwinn models, including the touring models. Coming with or without the racks was no big deal since they were just cheap aluminum racks, and didn't cost that much to...
11-14-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,337
Posted By greatscott

If you are good at spray painting, you could do...

If you are good at spray painting, you could do it yourself, the cost of materials will be around $120; if you have a pro do it could cost around $500 unless you want something fancy done then it...
11-14-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,716
Posted By greatscott

I have registered mine with Project 529, I didn't...

I have registered mine with Project 529, I didn't know about Bike Index, I'll have to check that one out; I also have my numbers all written down and filed at the house, two of my bikes are...
11-05-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,146
Posted By greatscott

If you don't want to spend a ton of money b cut...

If you don't want to spend a ton of money b cut off beut want a quality light then I would recommend the Lezyne Hecto Drive 500XL, they put out 500 lumens max, but will cost less than $50, but...
08-19-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,944
Posted By greatscott

No, it isn't necessary unless your state requires...

No, it isn't necessary unless your state requires it, most states say either lights or reflectors, not many say reflectors are required regardless if you have lights or not.

Reflectors are ok,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,542
Posted By greatscott

Interesting idea, but how many Enve tires would...

Interesting idea, but how many Enve tires would it take to equal the width of one Porsche 911 GT3RS tire? Plus the Enve tires will last maybe 3,000 miles while the Porsche tires will last 30,000...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,010
Posted By greatscott

All I ever used was Kool Stop rim brake pads, but...

All I ever used was Kool Stop rim brake pads, but I always got the Salmon ones because they last longer, plus they stop in the rain a lot better then the black ones; there also a dual compound where...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 38,239
Posted By greatscott

Where is owning your business option? I would...

Where is owning your business option? I would have thought that would have been used by a lot of people here, including me. I'm on my second business after selling my last one, the second one is not...
08-08-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,592
Posted By greatscott

According to everything that I've ever read about...

According to everything that I've ever read about modern rechargeable batteries, it's best to recharge the battery after every use, no matter what that battery is in, lights, camera, Garmin, Di2...
Forum: Touring
07-26-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,900
Posted By greatscott

Being a tightwad I try to find the best deal...

Being a tightwad I try to find the best deal possible and it seems that the Carradice ones are not only cheaper but also larger by 8 liters each, and as a bonus it weighs a tad less.

But right now...
Forum: Touring
07-22-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,640
Posted By greatscott

NO NO NO, do not switch components around, keep...

NO NO NO, do not switch components around, keep them stock.

Man, I would hate to have that decision.

You say the Miyata fits you better? Then that's the one to keep, your comfort is more...
Forum: Touring
07-22-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 29,077
Posted By greatscott

Nice bike, the Kona Sutra was one of my two top...

Nice bike, the Kona Sutra was one of my two top choices for a touring bike I got about 2 months ago; after looking at around 12 to 15 touring bikes in that price range, I settled on the Masi...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,482
Posted By greatscott

I don't use anything fancy, there's no need. I...

I don't use anything fancy, there's no need. I have a no longer made Phillips Saferide 80 front light that I use as my main light at night; on my helmet I put on a Lezyne Hecto Drive 400 XL which is...
07-19-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,643
Posted By greatscott

Bone conduction is probably the best for cycling...

Bone conduction is probably the best for cycling because it lets you hear noises around you, but the sound quality is poor, so it your picky about your sound you won't like them. If that's the route...
07-19-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By greatscott

The bike is only 8 years old and the CF cable...

The bike is only 8 years old and the CF cable tunnels are crumbling?

Can I give you a word of advice? Stay away from buying another Focus bike!! Actually consider staying away from CF bikes as...
07-07-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,627
Posted By greatscott

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/mips-says-wavecel-pe...

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/mips-says-wavecel-performance-falls-far-below-bontrager-claims.html#:~:text=The%20original%20waveCel%20paper%20describes%20that%20waveCel%20is,done%20to%20determine%20if%...
07-07-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 24,438
Posted By greatscott

I think modern AL bikes are a great value, and...

I think modern AL bikes are a great value, and they don't ride as harsh as they use to. You can get AL bikes that will weigh as much as CF for half the cost of a CF bike, so if you want a really...
07-03-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 51,285
Posted By greatscott

A person like that should be executed, why should...

A person like that should be executed, why should taxpayers have to pay for his room and board till he's 90? A lot of these types of people should just be put to death, it won't bring the dead back,...
06-28-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,612
Posted By greatscott

Risk or not I will always try to help someone.

Risk or not I will always try to help someone.
06-25-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 25,820
Posted By greatscott

Don't forget, Cannondale, Masi, Haro, Nishiki...

Don't forget, Cannondale, Masi, Haro, Nishiki (this company always was a decal company), Diamondback, Raleigh, Schwinn, Mongoose, GT, Fuji, Rene Herse, Holdsworth...the list goes on and on. In...
06-16-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,792
Posted By greatscott

I just went through looking at a lot of touring...

I just went through looking at a lot of touring bikes, what I settled on is a bit over your price range, however I did find bikes in your price range that will work, one of the best ones for $900,...
06-16-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,452
Posted By greatscott

If you ask your personal doctor they'll tell you...

If you ask your personal doctor they'll tell you that if your diet is good you don't need supplements. I've never taken any supplements in my entire life and I'm still alive and well after 67 years....
06-09-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,586
Posted By greatscott

I call it the nightmare of the future. Cycling...

I call it the nightmare of the future. Cycling philosophy is about simplicity transportation, and the world seems to have forgotten that. I've been riding bikes for over 50 years and NEVER EVER...
06-09-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,452
Posted By greatscott

the gains you think you are getting from...

the gains you think you are getting from supplements is all in your head, and that's ok if it makes you work harder, but the supplements in and by themselves do nothing, and any doctor will tell you...
06-09-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,698
Posted By greatscott

No, actually a tire with deep lugs or tire...

No, actually a tire with deep lugs or tire pattern, also known as sipes, can capture the glass inside those grooves and hold it into the tire where it will eventually make it's way into the tire...
06-06-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By greatscott

I'm sorry but that bike is a bit obscure so not a...

I'm sorry but that bike is a bit obscure so not a lot of information about, but sells for $380 which is a low end bike, not sure if I would trust the bike for long distance riding, but it is a good...
05-28-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By greatscott

If you are going to sand the chrome you need to...

If you are going to sand the chrome you need to wear dust mask and protective goggles. Inhaling chrome dust will damage your lungs, you'll need to go to the hospital, but the damage will be...
05-28-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,086
Posted By greatscott

Varia is another do nothing expensive...

Varia is another do nothing expensive technological piece of BS that people will buy because they love technology.

Why is it BS you scream? Because it does the same thing that a mirror will do if...
05-24-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,379
Posted By greatscott

I've used nothing but a cable lock for more than...

I've used nothing but a cable lock for more than 40 years, in fact the same cable and lock that long, which means no one has ever stolen my bike. Of course I don't live in NY City, but if I did live...
Forum: Touring
05-10-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 51,761
Posted By greatscott

I looked at a Trek 520 and they were overpriced...

I looked at a Trek 520 and they were overpriced by quite a bit from what other bikes offer, and they're on the high side on the weight scale too at 30 pounds.

Compare that Trek 520 to a Masi...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,562
Posted By greatscott

My wife had a pair of those on her bike once,...

My wife had a pair of those on her bike once, while they wore pretty good they got flats like crazy because at that price point they have no flat protection belt, they relied on thick rubber to ward...
05-10-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,260
Posted By greatscott

No, that's the way they were built...HOWEVER, I...

No, that's the way they were built...HOWEVER, I never liked that design, and neither did a company called Lizard Skins that made a headset protector made out of neoprene with velcro ends; so you wrap...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 31,323
Posted By greatscott

If you don't know already Lynskey was the...

If you don't know already Lynskey was the original owner and founder of Litespeed. The company that took over has bad customer service, but they still make good bikes, it's just Lynskey pioneered...
05-09-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,526
Posted By greatscott

I agree, very nice work, it looks like a high...

I agree, very nice work, it looks like a high quality store bought bag!
04-18-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,171
Posted By greatscott

NO tail light using those thin waffer Li-ion...

NO tail light using those thin waffer Li-ion batteries will last longer than 5 years, and with a contest going on who can make the cheapest brightest light they take shortcuts in the quality of the...
04-12-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,937
Posted By greatscott

I love chrome, I sorely miss chrome.

I love chrome, I sorely miss chrome.
04-12-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,345
Posted By greatscott

Whaaattt? you want to take your bike to a bike...

Whaaattt? you want to take your bike to a bike shop every month and have them clean it? Oh dear lord.

Your question isn't about wasting water, it's about being lazy. Where there's a will there's...
04-12-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 23,458
Posted By greatscott

It's all marketing BS! They want to promote...

It's all marketing BS! They want to promote whatever the newest and usually more expensive stuff is even though you can find similar stuff for less that half the price without sacrificing...
04-12-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By greatscott

If you haven't already done so now is a good time...

If you haven't already done so now is a good time for you to load up you bike with more weight than you normally carry and practice riding it, go on short rides with the bike fully loaded and build...
04-07-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,272
Posted By greatscott

I'm sorry I don't have time to read all this but...

I'm sorry I don't have time to read all this but I scanned a few and I think some things need to be cleared up.

First off don't buy that cheap kit someone showed on Amazon, that's stuff is cheaply...
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