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Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By SpedFast

Welcome! Lots of vintage riders/rebuilders here...

Welcome! Lots of vintage riders/rebuilders here so if you have any specific questions or just want to let others know how it's going with your new riding experience, don't hold back. In the meantime,...
05-15-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 346
Posted By SpedFast

Are you looking to be seen or to see? Lots of...

Are you looking to be seen or to see? Lots of variety online ranging from cheap to extreme. With name brands you do get what you pay for,
05-14-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 370
Posted By SpedFast

Love them shades! Way to go!!!!!

Love them shades! Way to go!!!!!
05-12-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By SpedFast

You got it backwards.... Just ask the Mrs.,...

You got it backwards.... Just ask the Mrs., she'll set you straight.
Forum: Introductions
05-12-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By SpedFast

Welcome Ivan! Not a name I would expect from your...

Welcome Ivan! Not a name I would expect from your neck of the woods haha. Hope you enjoy these forums.
05-11-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By SpedFast

Hey Poggi, I have those tires in 28mm on one of...

Hey Poggi, I have those tires in 28mm on one of my bikes and they've proven to be a very reliable tire. Good luck to ya,
05-11-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By SpedFast

You do realize that more PSI equates to harsher...

You do realize that more PSI equates to harsher ride? You might lose the comfort from those tires that you're now enjoying. Welcome to the forums. Hope to hear more from you as your riding experience...
05-10-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By SpedFast

I've never been a morning person and usually...

I've never been a morning person and usually can't shut off the motor at night. Since discovering the joy of night riding I get out every night I can. Lots of lights, still have to be courteous with...
05-10-22, 07:09 PM
05-10-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,901
Posted By SpedFast

I find a quality housing has much more influence...

I find a quality housing has much more influence on braking and shifting than the actual cable, but I still prefer stainless. Even with most of the cable exposed, a cheap housing is too flexible and...
05-10-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,634
Posted By SpedFast

I agree. When I'm around a group of people my age...

I agree. When I'm around a group of people my age that don't ride I feel like I'm the only one that's going to make it past five. And I'm not referring to taking an afternoon nap....Most people my...
05-08-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,390
Posted By SpedFast

There are better ways, but as a kid I used to use...

There are better ways, but as a kid I used to use a hammer, a chunk of wood to support the chain, and a nail punch. That was 70 years ago. Wait for the chain breaking tool to arrive. And like others...
05-07-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,390
Posted By SpedFast

YouTube is your friend. Take advantage of it and...

YouTube is your friend. Take advantage of it and ditto what SurferRosa said. Pop the chain apart and go from there. Good luck
05-05-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By SpedFast

I'm on my 3rd bike cover now. The sun eats them...

I'm on my 3rd bike cover now. The sun eats them up in a year. I've switched up to motorcycle specific cover that is much heavier. And yes, leaving your bike under them all the time is an invitation...
05-01-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By SpedFast

No. I didn't realize that. My bad. Thanks

No. I didn't realize that. My bad. Thanks
05-01-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,282
Posted By SpedFast

I have a pair of wireless earbuds that came with...

I have a pair of wireless earbuds that came with a rechargeable battery bank that I can use to power my Iphone when necessary, or actually anything that can be powered off a USB port (Garmin). It's...
05-01-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By SpedFast

Since all parts are new it would appear to need a...

Since all parts are new it would appear to need a little "fine" tuning with the barrel adjuster.
04-25-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,427
Posted By SpedFast

That is one comfortable looking ride!!!! Nice...

That is one comfortable looking ride!!!! Nice bike, Andy
04-25-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,438
Posted By SpedFast

You mention having a load on the bike (trailer)....

You mention having a load on the bike (trailer). How is your spoke tension? Do you have flex in the wheel?
04-25-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By SpedFast

I picked up a cheap adapter at Harbor Frt a few...

I picked up a cheap adapter at Harbor Frt a few years back that works fine. Didn't pay much for it. Under 10 bucks.
Forum: Commuting
04-25-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 629
Posted By SpedFast

I never paid much mind to whether the tube I...

I never paid much mind to whether the tube I carried was patched or new until I pulled it out, stuck it in, and it leaked. I'm the first to admit that I'm not good at patching tubes. After a loooong...
04-25-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,212
Posted By SpedFast

Anyone heard of "Paying it Forward" ?

Anyone heard of "Paying it Forward" ?
04-24-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 741
Posted By SpedFast

Yeah, I kinda noticed that too. Maybe we just...

Yeah, I kinda noticed that too. Maybe we just need new bikes?
04-23-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,212
Posted By SpedFast

I get them from the neighbors around here all the...

I get them from the neighbors around here all the time. "Can you take a look at this for me? It doesn't shift and I see you out riding your bikes all the time so obviously you know how to work on...
04-22-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 741
Posted By SpedFast

Pass the popcorn. Welcome to the forums. When you...

Pass the popcorn. Welcome to the forums. When you can't go any further, does if drag when you're pushing it?
04-21-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 420
Posted By SpedFast

I use KMC's on my vintage 6spd FW's with a...

I use KMC's on my vintage 6spd FW's with a missing link connection for ease of removal and waxing. Shifting is smooth-never been a problem and they're relatively cheap online. (or were, anyway)
04-21-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,147
Posted By SpedFast

At 73 I get about 10 miles than have to stop and...

At 73 I get about 10 miles than have to stop and stretch for a minute due to pain in the knees. After a couple of toe touches I'm good to go for the rest of the day with little to no pain. Didn't...
04-19-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By SpedFast

Fill the dent with bondo and repaint.

Fill the dent with bondo and repaint.
04-18-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By SpedFast

I actually use hot glue on the cla;mp part to...

I actually use hot glue on the cla;mp part to reduce vibration. Really makes a difference.
04-18-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By SpedFast

I have my mirror mounted on my helmet.

I have my mirror mounted on my helmet.
04-14-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By SpedFast

He'll be like the rest of us? Now I know what...

He'll be like the rest of us? Now I know what happened~!!~><?
04-14-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By SpedFast

The tin on a car body is thin, soft, and flexible...

The tin on a car body is thin, soft, and flexible compared to tubing on a bike. Car body not structural per se. Bike frame structural, Good luck
04-10-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By SpedFast

When I did that on my old Giant RB I put a lock...

When I did that on my old Giant RB I put a lock nut on the outside so there is no chance of it working loose and wobbling in or out of the new threads. 2 yrs with panniers and fenders on the same...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By SpedFast

I find parts last longer or shorter depending on...

I find parts last longer or shorter depending on the maintenance they receive and under what conditions they're used;
04-09-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,083
Posted By SpedFast

I've continued waxing and rotating 2 chains on...

I've continued waxing and rotating 2 chains on each bike solely because I enjoy the process. I put the crock pot on and shoot pool with the guys while the chain soaks for several hours. In rainy...
04-06-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,307
Posted By SpedFast

Drill out the bolt and use an 'easy out' bit to...

Drill out the bolt and use an 'easy out' bit to extract it.
The heat from drilling into a hardened bolt will break the bond with the crank. Works everytime.
04-04-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,890
Posted By SpedFast

It would drive me nuts! My favorite road bike has...

It would drive me nuts! My favorite road bike has such close tolerances between frame and tire that 2mm would cause rubbing. I know I know, my tires are too big. They're only 28s. Bike was designed...
04-02-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,086
Posted By SpedFast

If the hair comes off your chain from waxing,...

If the hair comes off your chain from waxing, you're doing it wrong. But if the chain grows new hair, it might be time to find another chain, or maybe even another bike. Seriously though, thanks for...
04-01-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By SpedFast

I bought some pedals like that a few years back...

I bought some pedals like that a few years back and had to disassemble them, pack the bearings with grease and preload the bearings properly to get them to spin smoothly. Mine came from China and I...
04-01-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By SpedFast

It looks so good you wanna just jump on and go!!!!

It looks so good you wanna just jump on and go!!!!
04-01-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,086
Posted By SpedFast

Ain't worth diddly without a carbon fiber base.

Ain't worth diddly without a carbon fiber base.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,881
Posted By SpedFast

They're not annoyed by the bell so much as you...

They're not annoyed by the bell so much as you passing them on a recumbent haha!
04-01-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,041
Posted By SpedFast

After looking at that vest I noticed that it...

After looking at that vest I noticed that it doesn't have the dove-tail down the back for when you're hunched over. Not sure I'd want my back exposed like that. Just me...
03-31-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 929
Posted By SpedFast

Shorter crank arms will defeat what you're trying...

Shorter crank arms will defeat what you're trying to attain. A longer crank (175) means you're getting more leverage on the chain ring. Good luck
03-30-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By SpedFast

T-Rex Clear for awning and greenhouse repair,...

T-Rex Clear for awning and greenhouse repair, cheap, thick, and very sticky.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,881
Posted By SpedFast

I'm going to assume he's in the UK. (Let's hope)

I'm going to assume he's in the UK. (Let's hope)
03-29-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,086
Posted By SpedFast

Does suntan oil keep your bikes from rusting in...

Does suntan oil keep your bikes from rusting in the sunlight?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,881
Posted By SpedFast

You seemed quite clear to me, Vegas haha

You seemed quite clear to me, Vegas haha
03-27-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,086
Posted By SpedFast

Lithium or marine grease if there's bearings...

Lithium or marine grease if there's bearings involved, wax on the chain, and small amounts of sewing machine oil on the DRs, brake calipers, shifters, brake levers and cables. I only use the oil...
Forum: Introductions
03-27-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By SpedFast

Welcome JD, glad to have you here. Hopefully you...

Welcome JD, glad to have you here. Hopefully you find this forum useful and entertaining. Lots of good people here.
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