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09-25-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 253
Posted By skidder

Hangers are specific to bike brands, sometimes...

Hangers are specific to bike brands, sometimes even the model. Find a site with a variety of them and match your current one to the pictures. Shimano Altus should be available, although it might...
09-25-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 742
Posted By skidder

Did you check the dumpsters along the route for...

Did you check the dumpsters along the route for partially-consumed bottles of vodka? Or bike-mountable golf club holders? ;)
09-19-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,166
Posted By skidder

This ^^^. A fitter may suggest moving the drop...

This ^^^. A fitter may suggest moving the drop bars to a different position (up/down, forward/backward), maybe some wider bars, or maybe a new type of bar like a flat bar or riser bar (think BMX...
09-16-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 813
Posted By skidder

I'd like square root, cube root, trig functions,...

I'd like square root, cube root, trig functions, and something to deal with logarithmic equations. If I need any more functions I'll let you know
09-15-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 741
Posted By skidder

OR change it from miles to kilometers. :D My...

OR change it from miles to kilometers. :D

My 65th is coming up in a few months, a 65 km/41 mile ride would be a fun way to spend a day. I've never been up to the end of the local MUP (about 25...
09-15-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 778
Posted By skidder

DO NOT mix mineral spirits or other waste...

DO NOT mix mineral spirits or other waste solvents, cleaners, paint products with your used motor oil. It'll contaminate the oil and render it useless for recycling purposes, plus drastically...
09-14-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 423
Posted By skidder

I'll second this. They might still have their...

I'll second this. They might still have their fall sale going on. I bought two pair last Friday and they should be here tomorrow.
FWIW: Their sizes seem to run small, I usually wear an XL in...
09-11-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 982
Posted By skidder

They do, at least when I worked for a...

They do, at least when I worked for a municipality. We had one accident where a driver took out a 'Stop' sign and a 'No Parking Between XX & XX Hours' sign. She got billed for the replacement of...
09-06-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 7,557
Posted By skidder

I wouldn't limit it to kids, I see plenty of...

I wouldn't limit it to kids, I see plenty of Teenagers, young adults, middle-age adults, and seniors on e-bikes going way too fast for the road conditions. MUPs in my area are not a problem, as...
09-02-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 776
Posted By skidder

You've already posted five other vague questions,...

You've already posted five other vague questions, don't you have enough information for your marketing study by now?

Choose:
1 for 'Yes'
2 for 'No'
3 for 'I like gazpacho'
4 for 'dumpster...
09-02-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By skidder

Congradulations! I retired three weeks ago. I...

Congradulations! I retired three weeks ago. I was just short of 65 yo but was still covered by the company's health plan until December, so off I went. New management that came on board just...
08-31-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By skidder

Suggestion: Take your wheel into a LBS and see...

Suggestion: Take your wheel into a LBS and see if you can find a brand/model of tire that'll more easily go onto the rim than your current tires. You might have to get a larger tire to find one that...
08-29-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,456
Posted By skidder

Did you ever try using the NOAA's weather.gov...

Did you ever try using the NOAA's weather.gov with your smartphone? Its not 'real time' for your exact location, but its free so it can't hurt to try it out. type in your zip code or location in...
08-29-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By skidder

There is a way to get between the OC and the IE...

There is a way to get between the OC and the IE sides, you just have to wind your way through the Corona/Norco area on city streets to do it. Someone did post a route they use (written and a google...
08-25-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By skidder

I just look at the sidewall of the tire and pump...

I just look at the sidewall of the tire and pump it up a little below the maximum pressure molded into the tire body. Currently alternating between two bicycles for daily road rides, running...
08-25-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 458
Posted By skidder

Those riders moved on and are now in Spain. ;)

Those riders moved on and are now in Spain. ;)
Forum: Touring
08-06-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,686
Posted By skidder

Back in the early 1970s my family lived in San...

Back in the early 1970s my family lived in San Bernardino, California. A friend and I bicycled from north San Bernardino up to the village of Forest Falls in the SB Mountains during Easter break...
07-25-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,336
Posted By skidder

It makes perfect sense to me. I do something...

It makes perfect sense to me. I do something similar, but I like to do hill repeats once or twice a week to improve overall cardio fitness.
07-23-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By skidder

Any indication the authorities are going to close...

Any indication the authorities are going to close the lower portion of the road out of Glendora this summer due to the fire danger? They did it a few years ago but still allowed bicyclists to use...
07-21-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,014
Posted By skidder

Clarification needed: Was this on a tandem...

Clarification needed: Was this on a tandem bicycle? If it was, were you the stoker?
07-07-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,197
Posted By skidder

I was on the lower portion this morning, PCH to...

I was on the lower portion this morning, PCH to 17th Street footbridge. As I was going under the 405 freeway I noticed they had replaced the construction lighting in the tunnel with permanent...
07-06-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,961
Posted By skidder

IF you just want to try out a bicycle see if you...

IF you just want to try out a bicycle see if you can rent it for a weekend. Its not too common, but I've seen it in a few branded stores (Trek, Specialized, etc). Pretty popular with hi-end sports...
07-04-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,269
Posted By skidder

Those e-bikes have a range limit, too. Last time...

Those e-bikes have a range limit, too. Last time I looked at one it would go only 30 miles on a charge, so a rider on a normal bicycle fueled by junk food, sketchy burritos off a taco stand and...
Forum: Touring
07-03-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 943
Posted By skidder

I've always used a long sleeve shirt (usually a...

I've always used a long sleeve shirt (usually a t-shirt since it has lots of stretch to it) and applied sunscreen cream everywhere else. My favorite brand is Neutrogena since it doesn't feel greasy...
06-07-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,866
Posted By skidder

I just look at the sidewall of the tire and see...

I just look at the sidewall of the tire and see what the manufacturer has imprinted on it. Currently running 700x32 tires and I pump them up to the recommended 80 psi max. I used to run 700x28 that...
05-23-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 869
Posted By skidder

The 'commuter' line, the Surfliner, only goes as...

The 'commuter' line, the Surfliner, only goes as far as San Luis Obispo, so you'll be taking the Coast Starlight train. That's considered a long distance train so you'll have to pack your bicycle...
05-18-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,831
Posted By skidder

Is there a shipment tracking number on the bill? ...

Is there a shipment tracking number on the bill? And does it correspond to the number on what you purchased? Go to the FedEx website and you should be able to enter that and see if the charges are...
05-08-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By skidder

Try a fabric or crafts store. There's a Joann's...

Try a fabric or crafts store. There's a Joann's Fabrics & Crafts store down the street from me that has a whole bunch of different sizes of plastic buckles. Michaels or Hobby Lobby might have them,...
04-29-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,796
Posted By skidder

I don't do gravel, MTB, or cyclocross, but I had...

I don't do gravel, MTB, or cyclocross, but I had a retinal tear just before the COVID pandemic began. I noticed a sudden batch of 'floaters' in my right eye, went to my Primary physician, who...
04-23-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,836
Posted By skidder

I've seen that happen, but not with bicycles. I...

I've seen that happen, but not with bicycles. I was recently at a local lawnmower repair shop and the owner had (literally!) 200+ old mowers in his rear yard. Seems folks bring in the old ones, he...
04-18-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,368
Posted By skidder

Are you sure that guy in the firehouse was...

Are you sure that guy in the firehouse was correct? If its the last 18-24 months I'd wager its actually caused by COVID-19 cases. Heart attacks and strokes just don't suddenly surge in occurance. ...
04-17-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,355
Posted By skidder

Its the car at the end of the train without the...

Its the car at the end of the train without the engine, so could be either in the first car or the last car on the train. Look for the car with the blue bicycle logo graphic and a small blue light...
04-17-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,368
Posted By skidder

They have to be loud to account for the noise...

They have to be loud to account for the noise insulation most cars and trucks are equipped with these days. If its annoying you and you notice the emergency vehicle making all that noise, that's an...
04-09-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,957
Posted By skidder

Hey there Mr. Bicyclist, you look tired and...

Hey there Mr. Bicyclist, you look tired and thirsty. Want a beer? Maybe a Diablo sandwich, too?
04-01-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,359
Posted By skidder

Its been a while since I've been in South Orange...

Its been a while since I've been in South Orange County, but I think these might be good if you don't mind doing repeats and they are not to far away from San Juan Capistrano:

1. Clubhouse Drive...
03-27-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,387
Posted By skidder

90W gear oil. Bought a little too much last time...

90W gear oil. Bought a little too much last time I filled the manual transmission on an old VW bug I used to own, so tried using a bit of the leftovers on a bicycle chain and it seems to do the job...
03-21-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By skidder

Nice! Did he do any of the wrenching on it? ...

Nice! Did he do any of the wrenching on it? Even something simple like get him to put the tubes/tires on an off (similar to fixing a flat)? Time invested in building it usually pays off in more...
03-20-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,321
Posted By skidder

Are your balance issues an actual physical...

Are your balance issues an actual physical medical problem, or just something you're concerned about (psychological) ? If the latter, try looking up the physics of how a bicycle operates in its...
03-05-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,364
Posted By skidder

I'm within a year of retirement and don't think...

I'm within a year of retirement and don't think I'll have any issues with mental health. First two jobs I had were ended with layoffs due to a sudden plant closure and a sudden bankruptcy, so I've...
02-15-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,569
Posted By skidder

As others stated above, I'd be concerned one of...

As others stated above, I'd be concerned one of the joints might slip on that multi-extension set-up. Suggestion is to go to a bike shop and see if you can get some BMX-style riser bars that are...
02-11-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,146
Posted By skidder

If you're a real glutton for punishment you could...

If you're a real glutton for punishment you could try doing some repeats up the steep road leading into Universal Studios off the 101. I've never done it, but from experiences on other similar roads...
02-06-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,172
Posted By skidder

The size of the original exhaust at the bottom...

The size of the original exhaust at the bottom makes me think its a regular gas-powered, full-size truck. I'd guess whoever owns it has to travel through waterlogged places during heavy rainstorms...
02-03-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 880
Posted By skidder

I live in Southern California. I never stopped...

I live in Southern California. I never stopped riding for the winter. ;):D
02-03-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,168
Posted By skidder

quick question gets a quick answer: powdercoat. ...

quick question gets a quick answer: powdercoat. It last a long time, better than spray can paint.
01-28-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,385
Posted By skidder

Get some flat pedals ($10-$20) and regular flat...

Get some flat pedals ($10-$20) and regular flat shoes - tennis court shoes, running shoes, or similar. Try a few rides with those and see if the pain is still there, is less, or disappears. Also...
01-13-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,297
Posted By skidder

I'll choose this bike, very light sprinklee rain...

I'll choose this bike, very light sprinklee rain just now so have to wait for the ground to dry out.
...
01-07-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 978
Posted By skidder

With all the rain between Christmas and New...

With all the rain between Christmas and New Year's Day it's probably still muddy in some spots up there so wait a few weeks for it to dry out. Also watch out for any channels and potholes made in...
Forum: Touring
01-01-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,065
Posted By skidder

Checking in from California. I'll be remodeling...

Checking in from California. I'll be remodeling a bathroom in January/February (its overdue), maybe another after that, so that'll shoot down late winter. Depending on how the COVID Omicron strain...
12-24-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 895
Posted By skidder

Feliz Navidad from Southern California!

Feliz Navidad from Southern California!
11-29-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,462
Posted By skidder

I used to work with a guy that came from Florida...

I used to work with a guy that came from Florida and went back during the holidays. When back there he liked to play golf, and if an alligator appeared on the course they'd just shrug it off (meh!)...
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