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09-25-22, 05:23 PM
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Posted By leftthread

I came across some free lumber set out on the...

I came across some free lumber set out on the curb: two 8 ft. 6x8s and a 10 ft. 2x12.
Rolled the 2x12 home by balancing it on my winter mtb beater.
Currently cutting and sanding them for a garage...
09-12-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19,547
Views: 2,445,883
Posted By leftthread

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Came across this vehicle stopped at an expressway...
08-23-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,872
Posted By leftthread

Coffee

Before, after, during a ride?
Your favorite brand and prep method?

The drip maker croaked a few days ago in a spurt of electrical self-immolation, so we're hobbling along with the French press...
08-17-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19,547
Views: 2,445,883
Posted By leftthread

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61 yesterday, 47 the day before.
08-14-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14,881
Views: 3,620,742
Posted By leftthread

I checked the SR Sakae, MTE-100 post with a...

I checked the SR Sakae, MTE-100 post with a digital caliper, it's 27.0. The original engravings are faint.
Maybe the band clamp was an early attempt at a dropper? Stand on the pedals, reach around...
08-14-22, 11:48 AM
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Views: 3,620,742
Posted By leftthread

Here you go. ...

Here you go.
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08-13-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14,881
Views: 3,620,742
Posted By leftthread

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Box of bits from an estate sale, including this.
08-02-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By leftthread

You might want to shift it off of the large/large...

You might want to shift it off of the large/large combination.

I would just keep the original Biopace. The chainrings don't look that worn.
But check the chain wear with the proper tool and if...
07-21-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,245
Posted By leftthread

Include a fifth category: fixed cup removal only...

Include a fifth category: fixed cup removal only to install a cartridge bb.
07-21-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,203
Posted By leftthread

Oooh-la-la, a twofer. "2 matching set...

Oooh-la-la, a twofer.

"2 matching set Vintage road bikes - $100 (Manitowoc)"
https://sheboygan.craigslist.org/bik/d/manitowoc-matching-set-vintage-road/7511232335.html

...
07-18-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19,547
Views: 2,445,883
Posted By leftthread

On one of my regular routes today I heard a large...

On one of my regular routes today I heard a large piston-engined aircraft approaching.
Turned to look and it was a B-29, low and slow, one of two that are still flying.
07-14-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 71,611
Views: 11,660,188
Posted By leftthread

Lots of bikes at this estate sale in Chicago: ...

Lots of bikes at this estate sale in Chicago:

https://www.estatesales.net/IL/Willow-Springs/60480/3337968
07-03-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 712
Posted By leftthread

I have a 750 and would agree: just try using the...

I have a 750 and would agree: just try using the existing Matrix Titan Tour 700c rims and fit the widest tires possible on them first.
On the hybrid forum 45s seem to be workable.
I would try other...
06-09-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19,547
Views: 2,445,883
Posted By leftthread

Beautiful day with really clear air, total of 79...

Beautiful day with really clear air, total of 79 miles.
06-02-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 695
Posted By leftthread

Maybe place your bike on trainer and take some...

Maybe place your bike on trainer and take some video of yourself pedaling to get an idea of what your current fit looks like to an outside observer.

Back in the day when I worked at an aquatics...
05-10-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14,881
Views: 3,620,742
Posted By leftthread

Several years ago I got a chance to fly in one....

Several years ago I got a chance to fly in one. What an experience, looking out through the nose where the bombardier sat.
05-08-22, 04:17 PM
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Posted By leftthread

"Gee, the car seems to be pulling to one side…" ...

"Gee, the car seems to be pulling to one side…"


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05-01-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,650
Posted By leftthread

In an interview with two physical therapists I...

In an interview with two physical therapists I heard, they recommended eating some high-quality protein immediately after finishing a hard workout to aid in recovery.
Another thing I read recently...
04-30-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 26,399
Views: 2,850,464
Posted By leftthread

Polished off an entire pan of cocoa brownies this...

Polished off an entire pan of cocoa brownies this week.
Month of April: 411 miles of cycling, 36 miles walking.
04-26-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 21,602
Posted By leftthread

In a twist of fate my Clunker Challenge 3 entry...

In a twist of fate my Clunker Challenge 3 entry reappeared on my doorstep last week.The guy I passed it on to asked me to give it a tune-up so he can ride with his grandkids. Cleaned the crank, front...
04-21-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19,547
Views: 2,445,883
Posted By leftthread

The Scilla are in bloom in a park on the...

The Scilla are in bloom in a park on the shoreline of Lake Michigan....
04-14-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By leftthread

FS 3TTT bars and stem

3TTT bars and stem combination.
Bars are 37 c to c, 39 from outside edge to outside edge.
Stem is 95mm c to c.
Bars have scoring on the right top and bottom.
Takes 7mm hex.
$45 plus shipping.
...
04-14-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 21,602
Posted By leftthread

There should be bonus points awarded for fastest...

There should be bonus points awarded for fastest downhills on these rigs.
04-11-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19,547
Views: 2,445,883
Posted By leftthread

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03-27-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 29,101
Posted By leftthread

The The ...

The The
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8Bz4a8lRLk
03-20-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19,547
Views: 2,445,883
Posted By leftthread

Sunny today, hardly any wind, 35 miles. ...

Sunny today, hardly any wind, 35 miles.

Tallied 126 miles last week on the winter beater.

Last ride of last week had wind gusts to 32 and drizzle.
02-11-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,480
Posted By leftthread

Or if you can't ride because of snow/ice/salt,...

Or if you can't ride because of snow/ice/salt, try walking.
02-07-22, 06:31 PM
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Views: 2,445,883
Posted By leftthread

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02-02-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 49,420
Posted By leftthread

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01-11-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 29,101
Posted By leftthread

Maynard covers JT. ...

Maynard covers JT.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Wf_vd1Bqag
01-07-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 29,101
Posted By leftthread

Pat Metheny https://youtu.be/3LW6L7e9deQ

Pat Metheny
https://youtu.be/3LW6L7e9deQ
12-14-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 29,101
Posted By leftthread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=ERlN-h...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=ERlN-ht7uTA
11-27-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 45,324
Posted By leftthread

Looks like I need to get a dog again.

Looks like I need to get a dog again.
11-24-21, 10:03 AM
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Views: 611,698
Posted By leftthread

Making a mess in the kitchen, of course. ...

Making a mess in the kitchen, of course.
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11-21-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19,547
Views: 2,445,883
Posted By leftthread

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Wisconsin was once covered by 5 million acres of old-growth oak savannah....
11-17-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 29,101
Posted By leftthread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm84LZF66_w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm84LZF66_w
11-11-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,906
Posted By leftthread

Whenever I talk to other riders out and about, I...

Whenever I talk to other riders out and about, I try to remember to end it with, "Have a safe ride."
That goes for everyone here.
11-07-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 19,547
Views: 2,445,883
Posted By leftthread

Good weather today,; after a cool start, mostly...

Good weather today,; after a cool start, mostly sunny with the temp climbing to 66 during my 75 miler.
It''s birthday week, so I decided to do the b-day ride amount plus some extra, since the ...
11-04-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5,383
Views: 611,698
Posted By leftthread

Detroit-style pizza using brick cheese instead of...

Detroit-style pizza using brick cheese instead of mozz. Cheese goes over the dough first, sauce last in strips. The dough is a higher hydration than what I had been uaing and it seema to work better....
11-04-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 19,547
Views: 2,445,883
Posted By leftthread

Took the full squish on some trails today. ...

Took the full squish on some trails today.
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10-27-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 29,101
Posted By leftthread

Two recent faves: ...

Two recent faves:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9dIDVl_LW7c

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5osdgQosSLQ
10-19-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 19,547
Views: 2,445,883
Posted By leftthread

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Two rides on this today.
And I've been hitting the Halloween candy hard.
10-07-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,668
Posted By leftthread

Gee, that''s what I was gonna post. Schwinn...

Gee, that''s what I was gonna post.
Schwinn version.
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10-04-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5,383
Views: 611,698
Posted By leftthread

Got Sheldon's tool out and the $1.98 St. Vinny's...

Got Sheldon's tool out and the $1.98 St. Vinny's Craftsman. And a three foot length of 2 inch PVC sleeved over the Craftsman as the cheater bar....
09-30-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5,383
Views: 611,698
Posted By leftthread

A riding buddy wants to part company with his Le...

A riding buddy wants to part company with his Le Tour, so I offered to clean it up. Early on he had the original crank upgraded, so I suggested I put the original back on. The pull was a first gen...
09-30-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19,547
Views: 2,445,883
Posted By leftthread

Today's bike. Over the last seven days 212 miles...

Today's bike. Over the last seven days 212 miles with 6800 ft of climbing, which must be the hill repeats....
09-21-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,331
Posted By leftthread

Thanks for posting this. I gave it a try today...

Thanks for posting this. I gave it a try today and was able to pair my Polar HRM to the app via Bluetooth.
09-14-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,026
Posted By leftthread

SpeedofLite, thank you for posting this.

SpeedofLite, thank you for posting this.
09-05-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,012
Posted By leftthread

Treat it as a solo, unsupported ride at your...

Treat it as a solo, unsupported ride at your favorite pace.

Lately I am trying to concentrate more on hydration the day before a long ride, and enough pre-ride hydration just before the start of...
08-30-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,356
Posted By leftthread

75 at 17.2,? 100 is just another water bottle...

75 at 17.2,?
100 is just another water bottle and half a PBJ sammich.
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