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10-01-22, 07:14 AM
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Posted By big john

I'm actually considering one myself. It just...

I'm actually considering one myself. It just seems like such a big step but people I know are doing it. One friend I ride with was told by his doctor to stop riding a regular bike due to heart...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

Live band just started across the street, about...

Live band just started across the street, about 75 feet from where I am sitting. It's so loud it's ridiculous. I don't know how to describe it but the vocals are in Spanish.
I'm sure people blocks...
09-30-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 853
Posted By big john

wheelbase

wheelbase
09-30-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By big john

Say it ain't so...

Say it ain't so...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

I have a dumb trainer which I used sometimes...

I have a dumb trainer which I used sometimes while I was working. I could stay on it 30 or 40 minutes watching tv. Longer if there was football, but not much longer.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

What is this "frost" you guys keep talking...

What is this "frost" you guys keep talking about?:p
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

A 930 for 9/30?

A 930 for 9/30?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

I was certain I would be moving within a few...

I was certain I would be moving within a few months of retirement yet it's been 3.5 years. The way rents have gone up what we have is a steal, but it's still too much.
Tried to talk her into moving...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

R.I.P. Coolio.

R.I.P. Coolio.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/nvoAAOSwMOdjA8Cp/s-...

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/nvoAAOSwMOdjA8Cp/s-l500.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

Motor Rudge? ...

Motor Rudge?
https://i2.wp.com/www.bike-urious.com/wp-content/uploads/Rudge-Special-Right-Side.jpg?fit=881%2C442&ssl=1
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

At least he didn't start writing tickets.

At least he didn't start writing tickets.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

One time a group of us passed a fire station at a...

One time a group of us passed a fire station at a tee intersection with stop signs. A couple cops were standing there chatting with some firemen. As we each dutifully stopped the cops started...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

The last 2 times I did the whole Gabrielino we...

The last 2 times I did the whole Gabrielino we climbed the Toll Road,, which wasn't rideable in parts because of storm damage. We did it in winter and the first time it took 8 hours. The second time...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

I fell off a cliff on the Gabrielino in 2007....

I fell off a cliff on the Gabrielino in 2007. Since then I don't like riding along cliffs. There is a place on El Prieto where if you make a simple mistake you will fall a long way. People have told...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

I think as long as you don't blow through and...

I think as long as you don't blow through and piss off drivers cops don't care. At least present the appearance of safety.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

There are 98 cities in Los Angeles county and...

There are 98 cities in Los Angeles county and many of them have their own police departments. If not they contract the Sherriff dep't for law enforcement.
Each of these departments can enforce the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

I've never gone down that way except for the time...

I've never gone down that way except for the time I went down El Prieto and I don't need to do that again. I've also never gone down the Ken Burton trail. Most of the times I've been up there I/we go...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

Is the Saddle where the bench is? Do you turn...

Is the Saddle where the bench is? Do you turn around there and come down the same way?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

That doesn't happen here. This heat wave,...

That doesn't happen here. This heat wave, although sucky, is nothing like the last one a few weeks back. That was a 2 week sufferfest, even around 90 late at night.

Just got back from spinning...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

Wordle 466 4/6 ⬜⬜⬜⬜🟨 🟨⬜🟩⬜⬜ ⬜🟨🟩🟨⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩...

Wordle 466 4/6

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100 degrees again today but supposed to start cooling off tomorrow. It was about 100 when we finished yesterday @ noon. I wanted to start early again...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 765
Posted By big john

The bike must not be level because it looks like...

The bike must not be level because it looks like the saddle is pointing up.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 765
Posted By big john

When I was 35 I would set the top of the...

When I was 35 I would set the top of the handlebar 4" below the top of the saddle. Now I'm 68 and have had some back injuries and I like the saddle no more than 2 inches above the bar top. I also use...
09-28-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 853
Posted By big john

The Schwinn name was bought by a large...

The Schwinn name was bought by a large conglomerate just like many other names/brands were including Masi, Motobecane, GT, Mongoose, Murray, and Cannondale. These names are all owned by Pacific...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 765
Posted By big john

You should be able to ride with just light...

You should be able to ride with just light pressure on the hands. This depends partially on your core muscles. Try floating your hands just off the bar, elbows bent, no death grip.
A fitting might...
09-27-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 853
Posted By big john

Thanks for the correction. I got confused again! ...

Thanks for the correction. I got confused again! Even says made in Waterford on my Gunnar....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

I worked in a dealer shop that was an old bus...

I worked in a dealer shop that was an old bus depot. It was built like a Quonset hut with almost no ventilation. I measured 130 degrees in there near the sun exposed wall, so miserable with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

Another deuce. Dumb luck. Wordle 465 2/6 ...

Another deuce. Dumb luck.
Wordle 465 2/6

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

The internet says the fine for using red diesel...

The internet says the fine for using red diesel on road is minimum $1000 per tank but I've heard of companies being hit with $20k fines. I've changed fuel filters on customer's cars that had red fuel...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 773
Posted By big john

I've been using Miche 12-29 cassettes with 10...

I've been using Miche 12-29 cassettes with 10 speed Chorus for at least 30,000 miles. That bike doesn't shift perfectly but it may be because it has over 50K miles on the shifter and derailleur. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

Off road diesel has red dye in it. It should be a...

Off road diesel has red dye in it. It should be a lot cheaper because no highway tax. Of course, I don't know what the tax is where the pic was taken but tax on a gallon of gasoline here is about 80...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

Not a tent. This guy tries all kinds of things....

Not a tent. This guy tries all kinds of things. I've seen him on so many different bikes using so many different things. He came on a mountain ride with his Atlantis sporting fenders and still...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

Exactly.

Exactly.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

Funny, I don't really notice those burrito bar...

Funny, I don't really notice those burrito bar bags. I don't have one but people I ride with do and they are unobtrusive, imho.
I always have a seatpack on the road but I need more room than those...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

https://carradice.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09...

https://carradice.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Junior-5-600x575.jpg
Friend showed up with a bag similar to this one day. I think he had a bunch of rain gear in it.
09-26-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 853
Posted By big john

The original Paramounts were built by hand in the...

The original Paramounts were built by hand in the Waterloo factory. The Paramount Design Group bikes were made in Japan. I think some of the OS frames were made in Waterloo.
The Waterloo factory was...
09-25-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 853
Posted By big john

Twitchy is used to describe a quick steering,...

Twitchy is used to describe a quick steering, quick handling bike, usually with a steep head angle and short wheelbase. People may say it as a negative but some of us like fast handling.
When...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

The Compleat Idiot book. I studied it before I...

The Compleat Idiot book. I studied it before I took one apart. I think the first one I split the cases on was in 1974. After that they're all the same crap except the Squareback/Fastback. Those...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

Had a 1964 VW which started knocking. I took it...

Had a 1964 VW which started knocking. I took it apart and found it had a Budweiser beer can shim under one of the rod bearings.
09-24-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 456
Posted By big john

Some of the newer tubeless ready tire and rim...

Some of the newer tubeless ready tire and rim combinations make installing a tire very difficult. Best to use a bead jack. Some people carry them on the bike.
How To Get Tight Tire On Bike Wheel Rim...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

Like running a roto tiller on hard ground?

Like running a roto tiller on hard ground?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

Short ride again today and a small turnout at the...

Short ride again today and a small turnout at the club. Maybe the threat of heat kept people away but we only had 10 on our ride and the other group was smaller.

By coincidence we stopped for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

When they took a tree out here last year the guy...

When they took a tree out here last year the guy came back with a stump grinder. The thing was big enough for him to drive it off the trailer and over to the stump. It ground the stump to bits below...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

Got a 2. Wordle 462 2/6 🟨⬜⬜🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Got a 2.
Wordle 462 2/6

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

But are those contraptions legal to ride on the...

But are those contraptions legal to ride on the street?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

At that point just get a small motorcycle.

At that point just get a small motorcycle.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

I was going to say if you couldn't read it you...

I was going to say if you couldn't read it you could measure it with a micrometer or vernier.
09-23-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 8,404
Posted By big john

Since there is no perpetual motion, that wouldn't...

Since there is no perpetual motion, that wouldn't work. What they could do, like on e-cars, is regenerative braking but that would require a substantial amount of descending/coasting to be effective....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

What happened to the one that was on it?

What happened to the one that was on it?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 86,395
Posted By big john

I went to the old job to pick up a fuse block for...

I went to the old job to pick up a fuse block for Mrs J's car. The bulletin says the fuse block develops high resistance inside (there is a pc board) and that's why the fuel pump wiring gets hot and...
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