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10-15-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 53,742
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ I will. I don't have wheels for it now, but...

^ I will. I don't have wheels for it now, but have 25s on my existing fixed gear, so can try those.
10-15-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 895
Posted By Phil_gretz

I find 12 grammatical and stylistic errors in the...

I find 12 grammatical and stylistic errors in the above rant. How many can you name?
10-15-21, 04:14 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 53,742
Posted By Phil_gretz

It's Chinese fabricated. I cannot identify it...

It's Chinese fabricated. I cannot identify it further. I did work with the seller on dimensions and color, though.
10-14-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,811
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm not counting cars (or bikes) that we...

I'm not counting cars (or bikes) that we purchased for our kids. My wife and I have owned:

9 vehicles since 1977, when I got my license.

>80 bikes since the 1970s, when I began riding 10-speed...
10-14-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 53,742
Posted By Phil_gretz

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Junky track ends, though......
10-14-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 53,742
Posted By Phil_gretz

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BB Shell...
10-14-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 53,742
Posted By Phil_gretz

This arrived in the mail yesterday, exactly 6...

This arrived in the mail yesterday, exactly 6 months after placing the order. It weighs 7.10 lbs including the supplied clunky steel headset. I'm actually considering making it a 3-speed for "around...
10-14-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ this. To amplify a bit, before you loosen the...

^ this. To amplify a bit, before you loosen the flat head bolt that holds the shift lever to its body, go find the fixing bolt that binds the other end of the cable at the derailleur. That's likely...
10-13-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,700
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ example: personalized auto license plates. ...

^ example: personalized auto license plates.

Explanation for those drivers: nobody cares what you think, where you went to school, or most emphatically, the make and model of the car in which...
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Phil_gretz

Why aren't you more descriptive? Are you the...

Why aren't you more descriptive? Are you the original owner?

What is the frame composition (bonded carbon, whatever)? What is its condition (any visible dings, deep scrapes, UV fading)?

How...
10-13-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,053
Posted By Phil_gretz

Thinking back over every bike I've owned over ~45...

Thinking back over every bike I've owned over ~45 years of adulthood, and I can recall maybe one bicycle whose frame was made in the U.S.A. and whose assembly took place here. One in 80 bikes. ...
10-13-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,700
Posted By Phil_gretz

All outdoor activity will be limited to the...

All outdoor activity will be limited to the ruling classes, whose soft bodies will be bloated and powdered. There will be no bicycles for transportation or "fun". Bicycles will have been converted to...
10-12-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 481
Posted By Phil_gretz

No one mentioned a dab of hot glue?

No one mentioned a dab of hot glue?
10-12-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 506
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ this is why I bought a digital luggage scale. ...

^ this is why I bought a digital luggage scale.

Helpful when we're hauling maximum loads via airlines to our new home. Um, the bag weighs 49.8 lbs.

Equally useful when servicing or building a...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 611
Posted By Phil_gretz

Don't be so sure on either count...

Don't be so sure on either count...
10-12-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 422
Posted By Phil_gretz

I agree with the sentiment of the OP, which is...

I agree with the sentiment of the OP, which is that I'd rather be riding my bike than sitting and watching sports on TV.
10-08-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 712
Posted By Phil_gretz

Excellent points. As to your question about "why...

Excellent points. As to your question about "why I felt the need to judge...", I'm not sure, really. I was riding alongside him for about 3 miles on a freshly paved roadway and we had a chance to...
10-08-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,352
Posted By Phil_gretz

What is the value of preventative maintenance? ...

What is the value of preventative maintenance?

It's amazing that automobiles don't cause more deaths. Considering that some fraction of drivers are drugged or distracted, another fraction drives...
10-08-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,118
Posted By Phil_gretz

It doesn't have to be. EDIT: I keep this...

It doesn't have to be.

EDIT: I keep this around for food-safe applications. For example, when the bread maker motor is binding on the resistance of the paddle assembly within the mixing bowl. ...
10-07-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,118
Posted By Phil_gretz

I can't believe that no one has mentioned...

I can't believe that no one has mentioned Kekule's rings? Who remembers how Kekule had the dream about snakes swallowing their tails and rolling down a hill? This gave him the idea for the...
10-07-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,692
Posted By Phil_gretz

Too tight is when I no longer choose to wear a...

Too tight is when I no longer choose to wear a jersey. This is partly an unconscious decision in and of itself. If a year has gone by and I've passed over a jersey for the duration of that year,...
10-06-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,608
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm already filling out the patent application on...

I'm already filling out the patent application on this, if you'd like to be a co-inventor. How will we feed the hamsters and how frequently do they need to be changed for reduction to practice?
10-06-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 712
Posted By Phil_gretz

...and I rode alongside a fellow who had the...

...and I rode alongside a fellow who had the Specialized version of the steerer tube isolation. I watched its action as we rode. He said that he liked it. Now, I was riding along side over the...
10-06-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 712
Posted By Phil_gretz

- price point? This is the explanation you're...

- price point? This is the explanation you're looking for. Manufacturers include features that differentiate based on price point. Otherwise, the lower models would cannibalize the upper models,...
10-06-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 703
Posted By Phil_gretz

Are you racing? Then learn to do what the...

Are you racing? Then learn to do what the professionals do.

Are you riding for fitness? Then apply your work where and when it counts for you. Power applied in climbs will have more benefit...
10-05-21, 10:01 AM
10-05-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,979
Posted By Phil_gretz

Colorado Kid, Thank you for explaining your...

Colorado Kid, Thank you for explaining your situation, and you'll get a lot of support here for having a vintage bike with which you're thrilled. That's good. Best wishes for your continued...
10-05-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,871
Posted By Phil_gretz

You have $150 to spend on pedals? And will you...

You have $150 to spend on pedals? And will you be spending $300 on Sidi mountain shoes, too? Sheesh...
10-04-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By Phil_gretz

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Thank you for asking. I prefer to think about my arrangement more in the...
10-04-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By Phil_gretz

Your restlessness is a symptom of something more...

Your restlessness is a symptom of something more serious. Why would you need another bike? What emotional need is it fulfilling, and would there be a healthier way to address this need?

Also,...
10-04-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,024
Posted By Phil_gretz

It seems that you have little-to-no understanding...

It seems that you have little-to-no understanding of economics. Why choose dollars as your comparative metric? Why not pounds weight?

It seems like the days of 30 pound mountain bikes are gone....
10-01-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ nice technique. I hope that your patience is...

^ nice technique. I hope that your patience is rewarded.
10-01-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 462
Posted By Phil_gretz

My first thoughts are: - did the rear...

My first thoughts are:
- did the rear derailleur shift properly prior to your removing the wheel, or is this your first time evaluating the shifting performance on this bike?
- if the answer is...
10-01-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,355
Posted By Phil_gretz

Why does Costco sell mixed nuts in square-ish...

Why does Costco sell mixed nuts in square-ish plastic jars versus the former round jars? Efficiency in packing and transporting, which equals cost savings.
10-01-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,732
Posted By Phil_gretz

For a road helmets, my answer is "no". I do ride...

For a road helmets, my answer is "no". I do ride with a cycling cap beneath, so there's a convenient cap visor that I can flip up for most riding and flip down when the sun angle necessitates it.
...
09-30-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 558
Posted By Phil_gretz

Read what you bolded yourself. - ease, not...

Read what you bolded yourself.
- ease, not better
- reach, not up and down

Ease, since threadless stem changing doesn't involve removing handlebar-mounted controls. That's the biggest limitation...
09-30-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By Phil_gretz

1979 Schwinn LeTour IV was a high tensile steel,...

1979 Schwinn LeTour IV was a high tensile steel, 27-inch wheeled, 10-speed bicycle. So, you would be looking at a 5-speed freewheel according to the catalog. So, generally, these would have had...
09-30-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By Phil_gretz

After you visit, why not report back on this...

After you visit, why not report back on this thread what you found and how it worked? Good advertising for the co-op, and a fitting closing to the thread from which others may learn.
09-30-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 468
Posted By Phil_gretz

Way cool. With the Deore deer head...

Way cool. With the Deore deer head long-cage/triple derailleurs to boot!
09-30-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,061
Posted By Phil_gretz

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What is wrong with you fellows? Titanium weighs less than steel. FTW
09-30-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 558
Posted By Phil_gretz

As I read the thread, my thoughts were that the...

As I read the thread, my thoughts were that the Giant is the better bike. I'd prefer to have v-brakes over the cantilevers on the Trek. Indexed versus friction on the Trek, (grip shifts can easily...
09-29-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,977
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ I didn't call you out by name. :innocent: I...

^ I didn't call you out by name. :innocent: I still love 'ya, though. You are a valued member of these sub-forums and I wouldn't change a thing about what you write. All valid. :love:
09-29-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ and what combinations have you tried (be...

^ and what combinations have you tried (be specific, which levers, calipers and pads)?
09-29-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By Phil_gretz

I wouldn't know. Did you try it onto your...

I wouldn't know. Did you try it onto your freehub?
09-29-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,692
Posted By Phil_gretz

You must have a different concept of beauty. ...

You must have a different concept of beauty. That's okay. Tell us who you consider beautiful in a natural and charming way. I'd like to know.
09-29-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By Phil_gretz

If you have the RD-3300-GS type, then you can...

If you have the RD-3300-GS type, then you can simply change the cassette, lengthen the chain (new), and go. If you have the -SS type, then the cage may not be long enough to accommodate the needed...
09-29-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,657
Posted By Phil_gretz

If I understood him correctly, his apprehension...

If I understood him correctly, his apprehension stems from some users (members?) of the co-op acting selfishly, to the detriment of the community. I guess that this wouldn't surprise me in the...
09-29-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ how did they fit you?

^ how did they fit you?
09-29-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,657
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ I've never had the spare time to volunteer at...

^ I've never had the spare time to volunteer at our co-op, but I do frequently make non-cash donations. The value to the community is inestimable, though. I see many customers there. On occasion,...
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