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Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 394
Posted By Bigbus

Everyday I ride on sand and except for the deep...

Everyday I ride on sand and except for the deep stuff it's no trouble. Gotta watch the corners though. With that said, I use wax on my chains so less sticks to them, but the only real issue is when...
08-01-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 2,140
Posted By Bigbus

On a motorcycle it's still all left arm here in...

On a motorcycle it's still all left arm here in the states.
08-01-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By Bigbus

I think you need a "rain bike". Just my opinion....

I think you need a "rain bike". Just my opinion. haha
07-31-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By Bigbus

Did it skip with the OLD chain? If not, do like I...

Did it skip with the OLD chain? If not, do like I did and keep the OLD chain and current cassette as a pair for emergency use. You could always put the old chain back on until you get your new...
07-31-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By Bigbus

I don't know about spraying the entire bike with...

I don't know about spraying the entire bike with tire dressing, but I do hose it off with fresh water and reoil after almost every ride. The salt and sand gets into everything when it's wet out,...
07-30-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By Bigbus

Prepping the Old Gal for Winter

Last year I spent a lot of time at the gym riding a stationary and blaming the weather. While I enjoyed it and stayed in shape, I have a different plan for this winter. Since I have a foul weather...
07-30-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 762
Posted By Bigbus

I don't fault you for your choice at all. I spent...

I don't fault you for your choice at all. I spent a lot of time on a stationary bike last winter when the weather wouldn't cooperate and with either my kindle on the bars or ear buds in, I enjoyed...
07-29-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 628
Posted By Bigbus

I like electronics and gadgets, but I really like...

I like electronics and gadgets, but I really like my helmet mirror. I spend a lot of time checking the mirror and keeping an eye on what's around me and what's coming. I do think the Varia is great,...
07-28-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By Bigbus

You forgot the main one...MIS-Used Path

You forgot the main one...MIS-Used Path
07-28-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By Bigbus

My Utter Partner

My Utter Partner
07-28-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 587
Posted By Bigbus

Is this the '86 Panasonic you've been messing...

Is this the '86 Panasonic you've been messing with?
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,351
Posted By Bigbus

Okay, I've been giving this a lot of thought and...

Okay, I've been giving this a lot of thought and I think I might have come up with the perfect hobby. Cost is entirely up to you. But just rem ember, you get what you pay for.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 623
Posted By Bigbus

Okay, my bad. I assumed the FDR was already...

Okay, my bad. I assumed the FDR was already installed and properly aligned since it was a new bike from a shop with a bike mechanic so I kinda skipped steps 1 and 2. I also assumed that the OP new...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 623
Posted By Bigbus

Ouch! That's harsh. I watched the video and I...

Ouch! That's harsh. I watched the video and I would have sworn he adjusted the hi/lo before proceeding. But irregardless, I did mine that way with zero problems and it functions just fine. I'm sorry...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 829
Posted By Bigbus

On my old Giant, I put the last freewheel and...

On my old Giant, I put the last freewheel and chain together in a bag for emergency use because they still worked great together, just not with new partners.
07-26-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 341
Posted By Bigbus

No, they'll look the same and both will use...

No, they'll look the same and both will use square taper cranks. Rolla might have offered the best suggestion with removing the bracket, inspect it for play and resistance and put a little grease on...
07-25-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 341
Posted By Bigbus

A quick search says that bike came with a sealed...

A quick search says that bike came with a sealed bottom bracket set and Shimano 600 EX crank set. Have you tried wiggling a pedal side to side and see if the crank arm has any play in it? I doubt if...
07-25-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 611
Posted By Bigbus

I could tell you where to put the bungees, but I...

I could tell you where to put the bungees, but I don't want to get kicked off the forum
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 623
Posted By Bigbus

Just for haha's, I would set the limit screws...

Just for haha's, I would set the limit screws before I adjusted the cable tension just so I know something is right.
07-25-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 739
Posted By Bigbus

When I led a S&R team on the Nat'l Forest I...

When I led a S&R team on the Nat'l Forest I absolutely loved it when we got a call and were given exact coordinates thanks to the portable beacons that many hikers carried. Good on you. Hopefully you...
07-24-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 739
Posted By Bigbus

I switched to road biking. My wife is much...

I switched to road biking. My wife is much happier as she feels I am safer on the side of a busy highway than alone crashing down a mountainside. I'm 71 now and switched when I was 69. And yeah, I...
07-23-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 807
Posted By Bigbus

They were kids, kids have energy. I was doing...

They were kids, kids have energy. I was doing 21.8MPH (GPS) the other day and a large lady in her forties passed me on a fat tire bike. You think you feel bad? I yelled at her as she blew by "You're...
07-22-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By Bigbus

I really like my Rock Bros. They're big pedals.

I really like my Rock Bros. They're big pedals.
07-22-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By Bigbus

Duh, if it were me, I'd either replace it or take...

Duh, if it were me, I'd either replace it or take it to the shop. Unless you like that gear, then just ride it/
07-21-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By Bigbus

You will have to adjust the front DR either way,...

You will have to adjust the front DR either way, so give it a shot.
07-21-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By Bigbus

I used 30wt oil on the keys and springs and then...

I used 30wt oil on the keys and springs and then packed the bearings with grease just to hold them in place while reassembling. Like mentioned earlier, the only time there's movement inside a...
Forum: Foo
07-21-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,351
Posted By Bigbus

Anyone for Pickle Ball?

Anyone for Pickle Ball?
07-21-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By Bigbus

I'm all ears.

I'm all ears.
07-21-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 249
Posted By Bigbus

Thanks for that info. It seems you're trying to...

Thanks for that info. It seems you're trying to do something simple to remedy the problem, but have you considered a clutch?
07-21-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 527
Posted By Bigbus

On my MTBs I used to just use Elmers Contact...

On my MTBs I used to just use Elmers Contact Cement and pieces cut from old inner tubes. On the road bikes, pieces from old inner tubes are too thick so I'm forced to use regular bike tube patches,...
07-21-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 249
Posted By Bigbus

I'm not all that familiar with Di2 but I hope to...

I'm not all that familiar with Di2 but I hope to learn something here. Can I assume that you don't have hi and lo stops to set with the electronic setup?
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 740
Posted By Bigbus

I'd be speechless.....

I'd be speechless.....
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 740
Posted By Bigbus

I saw the press conference myself.

I saw the press conference myself.
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 740
Posted By Bigbus

They're being monitored....

They're being monitored....
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 740
Posted By Bigbus

You do realize that Psaki mentioned the other day...

You do realize that Psaki mentioned the other day in a press conf that the administration is now monitoring text (sms) messaging also, so don't feel too confident in your privacy outside of FB.
07-20-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By Bigbus

Yeah, the cam is mounted directly below the GPS...

Yeah, the cam is mounted directly below the GPS so I only applied the foil to the back of the GPS leaving the front (screen) exposed. I still have accuracy to within 8 feet so no problem there....
07-19-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By Bigbus

Three layers of tinfoil around the camera and...

Three layers of tinfoil around the camera and then black tape over that to protect the tin foil plus three layers on the GPS and while it's not as pretty as it was when it didn't work, it now works....
Forum: Foo
07-19-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,351
Posted By Bigbus

If I had a vote I would definitely say this is...

If I had a vote I would definitely say this is the best and cheapest hobby out there. While it keeps the mind sharp, it does nothing for the glutes and abs though. You still need a bike to stay in...
07-19-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 405
Posted By Bigbus

That isn't really a LOCK ring. It does nothing...

That isn't really a LOCK ring. It does nothing but hold the bearings and crap inside. Freewheels don't have a LOCK ring as mentioned previously. They simply get tighter the harder you push the...
07-19-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By Bigbus

I moved it to the stem for now, but I will try...

I moved it to the stem for now, but I will try wrapping the camera instead of the GPS and see if that makes any difference. I'm using it inside the waterproof case due to all the morning mist that...
07-19-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By Bigbus

I took the setup apart and mounted it on the stem...

I took the setup apart and mounted it on the stem for now. I lose a quarter of the view because it's behnd the GPS unit instead of under/in front. I know I know, I should have taken pics.
Forum: Foo
07-18-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 740
Posted By Bigbus

They locked me out a few months ago because I...

They locked me out a few months ago because I questioned something political. I'm not ready to get locked out of here so I won't even mention it.
07-18-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By Bigbus

Action Cam and GPS won't play together!?!

I thought I'd be smart and set up my GPS (Ram mount) so the action camera attached to it. I drilled holes, found some SS screws/nuts and when I was finished it looked really good. Except, the camera...
07-18-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 676
Posted By Bigbus

I clean mine with degreaser before rewaxing only...

I clean mine with degreaser before rewaxing only because I have it on hand. It does take longer to dry than using paint thinner and you definitely want to make sure it's dry before you wax. Not just...
07-18-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 676
Posted By Bigbus

Hint-the only place the lube matters is on the...

Hint-the only place the lube matters is on the INSIDE of the chain rollers. All it does on the exterior is splatter off and collect dust. Unfortunately, it's impossible to simply lube the interior...
07-17-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 405
Posted By Bigbus

I think your ball bearings fell out. It will...

I think your ball bearings fell out. It will still rotate but you won't be able to tighten it and get the play out of it. If that's the case and you keep riding it, you will wear it out very quickly....
Forum: Foo
07-17-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,351
Posted By Bigbus

That's the thing about Geocaching, you have no...

That's the thing about Geocaching, you have no idea who you're playing with. But some of the comments left on the log are hilarious.
Forum: Foo
07-17-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,351
Posted By Bigbus

Tracking. This is a hobby that can be real...

Tracking. This is a hobby that can be real interesting, depending on the prey.
Forum: Foo
07-16-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,351
Posted By Bigbus

I like riding the bike to find new caches or...

I like riding the bike to find new caches or hiding them. Used to do a lot of that on the MTB. I have over 100 hides out there.
Forum: Foo
07-16-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,351
Posted By Bigbus

SUGAR ROCKETS comes to mind....

SUGAR ROCKETS comes to mind....
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