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05-21-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By BobbyG

The Craigslist poster and his daughter did a...

The Craigslist poster and his daughter did a double disservice to their community.

Leaving personal property like bikes, cars and homes unlocked creates opportunities for thieves, and news of...
05-21-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 787
Posted By BobbyG

Thanks for helping find them.

Thanks for helping find them.
05-19-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By BobbyG

Very cool! Here it is in "cross-eye" format. ...

Very cool!
Here it is in "cross-eye" format. Just cross your eyes until the images merge into 3D. (Not everyone can do this.)...
05-19-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By BobbyG

You did a good thing.

You did a good thing.
05-19-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 383
Posted By BobbyG

Long sleeves are a must in the sun at 6500'+ in...

Long sleeves are a must in the sun at 6500'+ in Colorado Springs ...even in winter. I got sunburn on my neck and arms a few years ago on a 5 hour ride in February.

In the summer my preference is...
Forum: Foo
05-13-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By BobbyG

My video editing program now has a function where...

My video editing program now has a function where you v tell it what track is the voice, what's the music and what the sound effects are and adds eq, levels and ducking (lowering the volume of the...
Forum: Foo
05-13-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By BobbyG

There are schools like Full Sail. I came up...

There are schools like Full Sail.

I came up through radio in the 1980s and later worked in studios.
Nowadays there are countless articles and Youtube videos..
There are also websites that offer...
Forum: Foo
05-12-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By BobbyG

TiHabanero , I have been an audio recording...

TiHabanero , I have been an audio recording engineer for almost 40 years now....a little music but mostly commercials and audio for video. I've noticed the same thing as you. I think it comes down to...
05-11-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 702
Posted By BobbyG

After mounting and unmounting smooth summer and...

After mounting and unmounting smooth summer and studded winter tires on my older 16" MTB-based commuter, a couple of years ago I got a second wheelset. I tried for the same rim size and width and...
05-10-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By BobbyG

I usually recommend new 50+ members get a...

I usually recommend new 50+ members get a colonoscopy. In this case I still suggest getting the "down tube" scoped.
05-10-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By BobbyG

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x638/07bd9e47f23db56a78dba28efe14b991_elvis_costello_joy_division_968a63865ba123803014ebc473df8760da672154.jpg
05-10-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 545
Posted By BobbyG

If you don't have thru axles, you might consider...

If you don't have thru axles, you might consider buying a new/used a new front fork with them.

I used to have rear car racks for my bikes, a hitch mount on my Mustang, then a trunk mount for my...
05-09-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 331
Posted By BobbyG

I bought a cheap one at Wally World 20 years ago...

I bought a cheap one at Wally World 20 years ago and it still does the job. Instead of the more popular cylindrical style it has a small flat 5 or 6 tine cutting head and looks like the photo below....
05-09-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 369
Posted By BobbyG

If you're gonna go kicking and screaming, you...

If you're gonna go kicking and screaming, you might as well put a bicycle between your legs! go, Go, GO!
05-08-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By BobbyG

A Flash of Cycling Nostalgia...

Keep in mind that the word nostalgia comes from two Greek words meaning "painful homecoming".

I recently spent just over 2-weeks in Chicago for a family matter. It's the longest I've been home...
05-07-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 414
Posted By BobbyG

Doctor: "Don't be embarrassed, many men...

Doctor: "Don't be embarrassed, many men experience an erect-tion during a prostate exam."

Patient: "Yeah, but doc, you're the one with the erect-tion."
Forum: Commuting
05-07-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By BobbyG

I hate when that happens.

I hate when that happens.
05-07-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 913
Posted By BobbyG

I recognized the airhorn sound (I have an...

I recognized the airhorn sound (I have an AirZound).

I bike commuted for 28 years until recently and here are my thoughts:

Most drivers don't anticipate how their actions will affect other...
05-07-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By BobbyG

There are plenty of "wide foot kickstand end...

There are plenty of "wide foot kickstand end caps" to be found with a google search.

One solution for "push through" may be to put a metal disk in the foot before the kickstand leg, or possibly a...
05-05-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By BobbyG

30 years ago before the internet made finding and...

30 years ago before the internet made finding and buying inexpensive purpose-designed bike gear easy, this was my solution to storing my bike outside:...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-04-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 731
Posted By BobbyG

I'm happy with my Schwalbe Racers but can only...

I'm happy with my Schwalbe Racers but can only compare them to the old, worn-out Kendas that came with the bike.

I like supple tires with pliable sidewalls, but I bike commuted for 28 years so I...
05-04-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 547
Posted By BobbyG

FWIW I bought a 2015 Charge Plug for commuting. ...

FWIW I bought a 2015 Charge Plug for commuting. It's the "Performance" edition which was like a Charge Plug 4 and sold through Performance when it was a bricks and mortar store.

2015 was the last...
04-28-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By BobbyG

Thoughts: A flashlight is no substitute for...

Thoughts:

A flashlight is no substitute for a "shaped beam" headlight which has a cut-off to prevent blinding oncoming drivers and makes the most of avalable lumens by putting them in a useful...
04-23-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 756
Posted By BobbyG

I had this problem with my 1984 Nishiki...

I had this problem with my 1984 Nishiki International. Under load the thin chain stays (and seat stays) tend to flex. Then the axle broke. I was unaware of it at first, but the wheel seemed to...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By BobbyG

The older I get, the better the better those...

The older I get, the better the better those lowered top tubes look. After spending a year with a w-i-d-e-l-y s-p-a-c-e-d 7 speed folder, I think I could be perfectly happy with a 1x with a big...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-22-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,759
Posted By BobbyG

No, I don't. I commuted for 28 years until 2020...

No, I don't. I commuted for 28 years until 2020 and bought this bike in 2021. But even then I had indoor parking spaces at work (and at home) so I would not have needed to fold it.

I do ride it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,759
Posted By BobbyG

sweeks Nice setup. AirZound FTW!

sweeks Nice setup. AirZound FTW!
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,759
Posted By BobbyG

I bought my first folder, an old Dahon Boardwalk...

I bought my first folder, an old Dahon Boardwalk last year. At first I marked the seat post and handle bars with a marker to "remember" the height.

I didn't want to scratch lines in the seatpost...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,154
Posted By BobbyG

My commute was 9 miles each way. I listened...

My commute was 9 miles each way.

I listened to my body. Sometimes I'd ride all five days in a row with a longer fun ride on the weekend, sometimes I would ride one day and not feel like doing the...
04-18-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 750
Posted By BobbyG

Bald Paul https://youtu.be/8AodHdQ4O_U

Bald Paul
https://youtu.be/8AodHdQ4O_U
04-18-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By BobbyG

This is what I do too. You could mount the...

This is what I do too.

You could mount the Take-a-Look mirror on your helmet, or another brand. I tried a couple before settling on the glasses mount which is better for me, but the helmet was...
04-18-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 530
Posted By BobbyG

My first thought about rear-facing radar has...

My first thought about rear-facing radar has always been that my glasses mounted mirror does the same job and better, since it lets me see exactly where an approaching vehicle is behind me, with...
04-15-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 663
Posted By BobbyG

I rack my pack like this: ...

I rack my pack like this:
https://youtu.be/SbRgLq2F3PA
04-14-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By BobbyG

I like light, supple tires. I live in goat-head...

I like light, supple tires.
I live in goat-head thorn country.
Tire liners to the rescue!

I was a daily commuter and went from a flat every two weeks to one to two flats a year thanks to tire...
04-13-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By BobbyG

james49 Would you happen to be related to these...

james49 Would you happen to be related to these Jameses?
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/220x217/funk_49_37eadd6567fafef64e4d7f53342d806f9f75f7fb.jpg...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 802
Posted By BobbyG

no, not really. I think the big thing is v they...

no, not really. I think the big thing is v they ask get ridden.
04-10-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,014
Posted By BobbyG

The biggest change was when I became...

The biggest change was when I became self-employed and began working from home last year.

I bike commuted for 28 years so there was always at least a nine-mile ride to and from work, and my riding...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 802
Posted By BobbyG

I commuted most days for 28 years with weekend...

I commuted most days for 28 years with weekend rides, about 2800-3200 miles a year. My 1997 Mountain bike (bought new) still has the same drive train but the chain gets replaced every 3000 mile or...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,137
Posted By BobbyG

I cut up and old $5 yoga mat from the thrift...

I cut up and old $5 yoga mat from the thrift store. I've also cut up a rubber floor mat from the dollar store. In both cases I used small nylon bolts to secure them to the fender.
...
04-10-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,174
Posted By BobbyG

Glad it wasn't worse, and glad you have it on...

Glad it wasn't worse, and glad you have it on camera just in case.

As far as the suggestion that you should have asked for her information...I did that once and the dog-owner quickly left the...
04-09-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,779
Posted By BobbyG

Damned auto-correct... ...

Damned auto-correct...
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/525x394/railbike_dff6f560a290679671b057fb11837efe5f7f638d.jpg
Forum: Commuting
04-06-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By BobbyG

Simple spacer mount bell: ...

Simple spacer mount bell:
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x600/f516dcc0bd5a126515a68500fd111a8f_daa2927f09273acab4c74fd39addc5cdbdb8fa21.jpg

...
04-06-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By BobbyG

I think a "handle bar accesory bar" might do the...

I think a "handle bar accesory bar" might do the trick if it can accommodate the seatpost diameter.

If not, I like your solution as is...maybe some black paint or tape to cover the shiny bits.
...
04-04-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 616
Posted By BobbyG

No, and that's why I like it better than the...

No, and that's why I like it better than the front shocks or the suspension post and sprung seat on my wife's bike.
04-03-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 616
Posted By BobbyG

Springtime My Butt...

Since it was a relatively snowless winter out here this year, and because I no longer bike commute (working from home) I didn't have a lot of saddle time with my 90's drop-bar MTB/commuter which gets...
03-28-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,061
Posted By BobbyG

It was never about speed for me, just...

It was never about speed for me, just consistency. I commuted daily for 28 years. And while I had a target pace, it was more of knowing my average speed for each bike and not falling too far below on...
03-25-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,497
Posted By BobbyG

Next thing you know they'll be wearing their...

Next thing you know they'll be wearing their pants below their butts.
03-23-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,720
Posted By BobbyG

Crap, that's scary! But unfortunately that kind...

Crap, that's scary! But unfortunately that kind of situation un-awareness doesn't surprise me anymore. Thank goodness the outcome wasn't a tragedy!
03-17-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 918
Posted By BobbyG

I mostly ride in traffic, and like to put medium...

I mostly ride in traffic, and like to put medium powered flashers on my helmet, so they're up high where they can be seen more easily....
03-17-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,009
Posted By BobbyG

For the last 10 years I've been riding with an...

For the last 10 years I've been riding with an earbud with a mic and Android. I have it set up so that when I squeeze the mic button I can issue a command to Google Assistant, who like Siri will...
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