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10-18-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By Chuck M

I look at this bike every time I put my lawnmower...

I look at this bike every time I put my lawnmower away. Halfway excited about having a N.O.S. Simplex front derailleur coming, tonight I wondered if the tires would hold air so I grabbed a pump. I...
10-17-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 64,409
Views: 9,999,861
Posted By Chuck M

I find the mobile facebook marketplace to not be...

I find the mobile facebook marketplace to not be very good. But on my laptop, it is easier to browse the marketplace. It would be nice if they were more of a mix between the algorithm returned...
10-16-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 804
Posted By Chuck M

I try to stop every 15 to 20 miles depending on a...

I try to stop every 15 to 20 miles depending on a few things. If it is particularly hot and humid I will try to be smarter than tougher. If there is something particularly interesting I will stop and...
10-15-21, 05:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By Chuck M

I've been on some sort of forum or another since...

I've been on some sort of forum or another since the 90s. I'm always fascinated by how people respond to moderation. What I like to do to get around being moderated is ride my bikes, occasionally...
10-11-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,245
Posted By Chuck M

Seems it never rains in southern California ...

Seems it never rains in southern California
Seems I've often heard that kind of talk before
It never rains in California
But girl, don't they warn ya?
It pours, man, it pours

Edit: Not...
Forum: Foo
10-10-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 965
Posted By Chuck M

I had an '06 RX-8. Other than the rotary engine,...

I had an '06 RX-8. Other than the rotary engine, I had no complaints about Mazda quality. I wouldn't be adverse to owning another Mazda product.
10-06-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 853
Posted By Chuck M

I'd imagine the bulk of failures if any were due...

I'd imagine the bulk of failures if any were due to user error. I trust my QRs as much as my modern thru axles.
10-03-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By Chuck M

It seems like everything starts an argument on...

It seems like everything starts an argument on forums, not just BF.

That being said, I have but don't use a torque wrench and I agree to a certain degree. My bikes are steel and aluminum, if I...
10-03-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,032
Posted By Chuck M

Did the bike shop guy actually look at your bike...

Did the bike shop guy actually look at your bike or did he assume that because it was an old Schwinn it had a one piece crank with 1/2 threads? Because IMHO the replies here suggesting you remove the...
09-25-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,658
Posted By Chuck M

I've worked with enough machinery in my life that...

I've worked with enough machinery in my life that I agree with you. I suppose someone will come out of the woodwork to say how many watts you can gain from spending more for bike specific grease. ...
09-22-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By Chuck M

I have a JC Penney 3 speed I accepted from...

I have a JC Penney 3 speed I accepted from someone because I didn't want to hurt her feelings. I need to take it to the recycling center but if I go for the Batavus, it would get me away from the...
09-21-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By Chuck M

Thanks for the quick identification. The bike is...

Thanks for the quick identification. The bike is listed for $60, which I think is probably more than it is worth for a flipper. But I don't flip, I keep. The decals and paint are a little rougher...
09-19-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 6,168
Posted By Chuck M

Sounds like a good strategy if you can find the...

Sounds like a good strategy if you can find the route you are looking for.

I'm planning on doing my first century next June. I'll be 57 by then and just having a safe, smart way to train for it...
09-17-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,131
Posted By Chuck M

I like Strava for keeping track of my mileage...

I like Strava for keeping track of my mileage both for running and cycling. I've tried quite unsuccessfully to disable the live segments feature because while I'm out trying to just enjoy my time...
09-16-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 6,168
Posted By Chuck M

I maintain my bikes well enough that I only feel...

I maintain my bikes well enough that I only feel I need a patch kit, tire levers and CO2 inflator for the roads and routes I ride. I do however have a multi-tool and spare tube in my saddle bag. ...
09-15-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,577
Posted By Chuck M

When people post their bikes here, I don't think...

When people post their bikes here, I don't think I give a hot fudge where the crank arms or valve stems are or even if the picture is drive side out. I usually enjoy the backdrops of where they rode...
09-12-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,998
Posted By Chuck M

Ride the platform pedals if they work for you. ...

Ride the platform pedals if they work for you. If one day you decide foot retention is going to be a benefit buy some new pedals.

Something that has been left out of all the good advice in this...
09-06-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,049
Posted By Chuck M

Iím sure he knew how to tension a bicycle chain....

Iím sure he knew how to tension a bicycle chain. But perhaps he didnít describe it so that everyone understands the same way. Tensioning a roller chain is not hard if you understand it. Explaining it...
09-04-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,315
Posted By Chuck M

I don't regularly need to look for parts, but...

I don't regularly need to look for parts, but when I do it is to bring something back to an original equipment type situation. The main problem I run into, as I'm sure most people do, is the eBay and...
09-04-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,404
Posted By Chuck M

In my experience it depends on the bike, the...

In my experience it depends on the bike, the saddle, the ride and the rider. It is too cold here for me to ride regularly year round. In the early parts of my cycling season, I have to toughen my...
09-04-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By Chuck M

I have nothing constructive to offer but I love...

I have nothing constructive to offer but I love the patina in this photo. Please don't ever try to clean this up.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,058
Posted By Chuck M

I think this post wins the thread if there is a...

I think this post wins the thread if there is a competition.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,058
Posted By Chuck M

A couple of years ago, my wife had to go on a...

A couple of years ago, my wife had to go on a liquid diet a few weeks before a surgery. In order to be supportive I went on it with her. I was still running and riding and was not concerned because...
09-03-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 848
Posted By Chuck M

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-24-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,586
Posted By Chuck M

Or pedal shopping. It could go either way.

Or pedal shopping. It could go either way.
08-21-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,586
Posted By Chuck M

Two pages and the OP hasn't returned and in the...

Two pages and the OP hasn't returned and in the meantime this has turned into a platform vs. clipless pedal debate without any mention of the type of pedals the OP is using. BF never disappoints.
Replies: 25
Views: 1,089
Posted By Chuck M

I don't sell bikes, but I spend a lot of time...

I don't sell bikes, but I spend a lot of time browsing CL and FB Marketplace for bikes that I think I need. While these bikes aren't what I'm looking for, the prices don't stink on ice. I think your...
Forum: Foo
08-19-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,193
Posted By Chuck M

I've been called worse.

I've been called worse.
08-15-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,863
Posted By Chuck M

I don't want to jinx anything, but I haven't had...

I don't want to jinx anything, but I haven't had a flat for a few thousand miles. And the last one was at the start of a ride two blocks from home maybe 9 years ago.

But the honest answer and...
08-15-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 17,989
Views: 2,033,404
Posted By Chuck M

My wife leased space in an office building a...

My wife leased space in an office building a short distance from our home for several years. Over time she increased that from one room to five. Two weeks ago we bought the entire building and now...
08-15-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,523
Posted By Chuck M

I know a lot of folks here on BF don't like...

I know a lot of folks here on BF don't like facebook. But the one thing that is good about facebook marketplace is the ability to facebook stalk these weirdos before you invest too much time in them.
08-15-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,119
Posted By Chuck M

Awesome dumpster find. I love the high flange...

Awesome dumpster find. I love the high flange hubs. The only thing I think I could find in a dumpster are blood born pathogens.
08-14-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,928
Posted By Chuck M

I have some N.O.S. air that Iíd be willing to...

I have some N.O.S. air that Iíd be willing to part with for the right price that could bump up your profit a bit.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,335
Posted By Chuck M

I like the blend of retro and modern. When it...

I like the blend of retro and modern. When it was time for tires on my modern bike, I went with the GP 5000 tan-walls for more of a vintage vibe. I don't know how they would look on a bike like...
08-11-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 720
Posted By Chuck M

Looks like a nice survivor.

Looks like a nice survivor.
07-31-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,342
Posted By Chuck M

The brake pads are cheap enough to replace, but...

The brake pads are cheap enough to replace, but taking the surface oxidation off with some sandpaper will probably take the squeak out of them.
07-26-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By Chuck M

I bought this bike back in February and the tires...

I bought this bike back in February and the tires looked "ok" but I knew they had to be pretty aged as I what I could find on them, they were probably 35 years old. I did not have time to work on the...
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By Chuck M

It looks like someone clamped it in a vise. I...

It looks like someone clamped it in a vise. I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't ridden a lot of miles since the damage and it hasn't folded up on itself yet. But I'm no expert and that is all...
07-24-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17,989
Views: 2,033,404
Posted By Chuck M

You wouldn't be crazy but I may be for riding...

You wouldn't be crazy but I may be for riding them.

I've actually only been riding them for spins around the neighborhood and gently down a local path for coffee. I did ride them 25 miles today...
07-24-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17,989
Views: 2,033,404
Posted By Chuck M

That picture is of the Schwinn Records that are...

That picture is of the Schwinn Records that are currently on the bike. The Paselas will be here Monday
07-24-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,363
Posted By Chuck M

Underwear under padded cycling shorts is not a...

Underwear under padded cycling shorts is not a big no no. I wear seamless, form fitting and breathable underwear under my cycling shorts all the time. Underwear isn't going to do anything to help...
07-24-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 17,989
Views: 2,033,404
Posted By Chuck M

I finally found some Pasela skin-walls in stock...

I finally found some Pasela skin-walls in stock so I can start taking this bike on longer rides. Now I need bottle cages so I can hydrate with something other than iced coffee.

...
07-17-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,668
Posted By Chuck M

I will agree that "you are as young as you feel"...

I will agree that "you are as young as you feel" is a positive attitude to have.

But I will say last night when I went to pick up my food, there was a young lady in her early 20s wearing boy's...
07-17-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By Chuck M

I really don't mind riding in the rain. I just...

I really don't mind riding in the rain. I just don't like having to clean the bike when I'm done.
07-17-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,129
Posted By Chuck M

Make an offer. If you pay less than what it is...

Make an offer. If you pay less than what it is worth you get a bargain. If you get more than it is worth you come out ahead. How can you lose?
07-17-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 7,542
Posted By Chuck M

When I saw this thread I just knew it was going...

When I saw this thread I just knew it was going to be a good one to sit down with a cup of coffee and relax. I was not disappointed.

It had it all... Real data, perceived data, anecdotal data,...
Forum: Foo
07-15-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 4,462
Posted By Chuck M

Running. All you need is a pair of shoes and...

Running. All you need is a pair of shoes and shorts.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 807
Posted By Chuck M

I have a pretty much all black bike save for the...

I have a pretty much all black bike save for the spoke nipples and brake rotors. Iím wanting to explore getting bigger chainrings. And Iíve also seriously considered doing it in silver for a bit more...
07-05-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,090
Posted By Chuck M

Since October of last year I've done four. They...

Since October of last year I've done four. They are all survivors and have been taken down, overhauled with consumables being replaced as needed. None of them are restorations or anything worth...
07-05-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4,603
Views: 471,306
Posted By Chuck M

I have this old Schwinn Suburban I had to buy as...

I have this old Schwinn Suburban I had to buy as part of a bundle and I've almost literally been kicking it around the garage as it was just stuck together for the seller to take pictures of. That...
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