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Forum: Northeast
03-23-22, 05:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By J.Higgins

We live about an hour north of Winchendon, but we...

We live about an hour north of Winchendon, but we target a different trail every weekend, and sometimes weeknights when the weather is good. We'll all meet there as a family and ride, then go...
03-01-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 93,145
Posted By J.Higgins

Thanks for that! We just got into it. SO far so...

Thanks for that! We just got into it. SO far so good.
03-01-22, 04:31 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,372
Posted By J.Higgins

This bike is drool-worthy.

This bike is drool-worthy.
02-21-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 663
Posted By J.Higgins

This is one of those peculiar unsolved bicycle...

This is one of those peculiar unsolved bicycle mysteries that keep me up at night. Not really, haha, but I've seen some weird and funky things in my bike career.

I did a search for this bike, and...
02-16-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,139
Posted By J.Higgins

A perfect example of a company attempting to come...

A perfect example of a company attempting to come up with a market edge but failed.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,123
Posted By J.Higgins

Precisely. I have never lived in NYC, but I have...

Precisely. I have never lived in NYC, but I have lived in an Italian city for a few months. Stayed in a hotel, and rode a beat-up old Rudge, for which I paid very few lire. My room was small. My bed...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-22, 06:02 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,123
Posted By J.Higgins

If I were in an apartment in the city, this is...

If I were in an apartment in the city, this is what I would do. If you have one of those showers with the hand-held showerhead on the end of a hose, then that would be the hot setup!
02-06-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 675
Views: 93,145
Posted By J.Higgins

We just finished the series. I'll give it a 8/10...

We just finished the series. I'll give it a 8/10 overall, but I'd give it a 7 for accuracy when bumped up against the book. There were a few inconsistencies, but overall it was good. I'm a big Lee...
Forum: Touring
01-30-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,314
Posted By J.Higgins

My best friend, who has also spent a great deal...

My best friend, who has also spent a great deal of time in Sardinia, mentioned to me just the other day about how Sardinia is one of those countries with a lot of so-called ancient aliens landmarks...
01-30-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,096
Posted By J.Higgins

That's a very strong rack. I've installed dozens...

That's a very strong rack. I've installed dozens of them, and have "tweaked" them a little here and there with no ill-effect. Still, others have suggested to simply use longer mounting screws and a...
Forum: Touring
01-30-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,314
Posted By J.Higgins

This best captures my feelings about touring. A...

This best captures my feelings about touring. A shower and clean clothes is transformative. I chuckle when I hear people brag about how many days they've gone without washing up, or stealing packages...
01-28-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 675
Views: 93,145
Posted By J.Higgins

Peacemaker, HBOmax. 11/10 seriously, its...

Peacemaker, HBOmax.

11/10 seriously, its that good.

I've never been a fan of John Cena. I've never been fond of the DC Extended Universe, but hands down, this is the most-original, and funniest...
01-28-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 675
Views: 93,145
Posted By J.Higgins

I totally agree with you about the reality thing...

I totally agree with you about the reality thing concerning television. It applies to pretty much all forms of entertainment. Perhaps the real problem lies from binging a whole series - watching it...
Forum: Touring
01-27-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 26,629
Posted By J.Higgins

I gave up cooking while touring, and I love it....

I gave up cooking while touring, and I love it. Some people need that feeling of settling in, and cooking a meal. Some people really enjoy that as part of their touring experience, and I did enjoy it...
01-27-22, 05:32 AM
Replies: 675
Views: 93,145
Posted By J.Higgins

***There may be spoilers ahead, so read at your own risk***

We've watched all of Ozark so far, despite the fact that we stopped watching back in the middle of S1. There was just too much stupidity. Are we really supposed to believe that FBI will move right...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-21-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By J.Higgins

As a retired machinist, I wholeheartedly endorse...

As a retired machinist, I wholeheartedly endorse the "creep up on it" method. Using lots of cutting oil and taking smaller bites will help keep your reamer sharper longer. For what its worth, I have...
Forum: Touring
01-21-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,979
Posted By J.Higgins

Beat me to it! ...

Beat me to it!

https://i.imgur.com/Fz16Ncl.jpg?1
01-19-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,799
Posted By J.Higgins

Dont give him any ideas. He'll be trolling us...

Dont give him any ideas. He'll be trolling us that he has fabricated a way to carry a spare bike next.
01-19-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,184
Posted By J.Higgins

Off topic, definitely, but every time I see a pic...

Off topic, definitely, but every time I see a pic of someone riding one of these type of bikes, they are ALWAYS wearing a big grin.
Forum: Commuting
01-14-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,202
Posted By J.Higgins

I love to read the stuff coming from your...

I love to read the stuff coming from your scientific mind, Stu.
Forum: Commuting
01-13-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,202
Posted By J.Higgins

When I was a GI, I was stationed in Tampa for a...

When I was a GI, I was stationed in Tampa for a few years. I was into triathlons. I would run/swim/bike in any weather. I ESPECIALLY loved it when it was raining, because I was cooler and felt...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-22, 04:20 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 13,853
Posted By J.Higgins

I'm projecting that the industry here in North...

I'm projecting that the industry here in North America will be indelibly-marred from all of this. Its plain to see how much has already shifted, such as OEM's buying out LBS's. I'm thinking that...
01-11-22, 04:01 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,165
Posted By J.Higgins

Word. My wife and I ride gravel bikes, plus-sized...

Word. My wife and I ride gravel bikes, plus-sized tire bikes, and modified MTB's here because the paved roads are so bad. It actually a bit of relief when the road turns to dirt sometimes. There just...
01-11-22, 03:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,325
Posted By J.Higgins

Been wrenching bikes since the late-60's, and...

Been wrenching bikes since the late-60's, and I've built and repaired a lot of wheels. Now that I think back, I don't recall seeing a front wheel with a snapped spoke. Oh, I've seen taco'ed front...
01-09-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,731
Posted By J.Higgins

That bike turned out nice!

That bike turned out nice!
Forum: Touring
01-05-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,395
Posted By J.Higgins

The Covid pandemic killed my decades-long lust...

The Covid pandemic killed my decades-long lust for Brooks saddles. The BBB (Big Bike Boom), plus pandemic-related supply chain issues made Brooks saddles nearly unobtainium for a while, well at least...
12-27-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By J.Higgins

You've been using it for a year... do you think...

You've been using it for a year... do you think it may be spotty operation from use? Surely it cant be wearing out already. Maybe you flush it out with some silicone spray?
12-20-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By J.Higgins

I applaud your ingenuity, Zandy. I got to say...

I applaud your ingenuity, Zandy. I got to say that the shine on that derailleur is pretty nice! Not all soaps are equal, so could you tell us precisely which laundry soap you are using? My wife...
12-18-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,347
Posted By J.Higgins

I agree with what most people have already said...

I agree with what most people have already said in here about the weight rating. You should be fine as long as your bike is assembled well, and the wheels are tuned nicely. Even then, I have seen a...
12-04-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By J.Higgins

This is my go-to for bearings. Bel-Ray...

This is my go-to for bearings. Bel-Ray (https://www.belray.com/product/waterproof-grease/). I use Park Polylube 1000 and sometimes SRAM Butter for just about everything else.
12-01-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By J.Higgins

Kool Stop tire bead jack and windex. Just enough...

Kool Stop tire bead jack and windex. Just enough leverage from the jack, and just enough lube from the window cleaner. I've never had a problem after resorting to this method.
Forum: Touring
11-29-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,303
Posted By J.Higgins

When I toured in the past, my number one priority...

When I toured in the past, my number one priority between stops for the night was easy access to alcohol. My thirst for booze pretty much ruled supreme over all other priorities. I've been sober now...
11-24-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 675
Views: 93,145
Posted By J.Higgins

We just finished up the last season of Goliath....

We just finished up the last season of Goliath. This series is typical of many series, where after a few seasons, they run out of things to write about, so you wind up with overly-long scenes of...
11-20-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,157
Posted By J.Higgins

Here ya go:...

Here ya go: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/chainline.html
11-15-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By J.Higgins

Ruben, have you tried cleaning the seatpost very...

Ruben, have you tried cleaning the seatpost very well, perhaps using some mineral spirits? Twist up a metal coat hanger to resemble a giant needle's-eye, and insert a piece of cloth and use that...
Forum: Touring
11-14-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,881
Posted By J.Higgins

This is a good point, TiM, one that I've never...

This is a good point, TiM, one that I've never considered. I have S&S couplers on my Bilenky, but I have to honestly say that I have only used them once, and it wasn't for air travel either. Probably...
Forum: Northeast
11-08-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By J.Higgins

Fitchburg! Whodathunk it! Seriously, though,...

Fitchburg! Whodathunk it!

Seriously, though, there are new trails all over New England, and some of the best are right in Mass. Ever do the Winchendon trail?
11-07-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,553
Posted By J.Higgins

Musing on your OP and this post, I know a guy who...

Musing on your OP and this post, I know a guy who has at least a thousand bikes. Not one of them is less than dealership-quality. Says its his "retirement plan." he does have some pretty sweet and...
Forum: Foo
11-02-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 18,632
Views: 1,052,034
Posted By J.Higgins

Buys two years-worth of Girl Scout Cookies, and...

Buys two years-worth of Girl Scout Cookies, and eats the whole stash in two weeks.
Forum: Foo
11-02-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,947
Posted By J.Higgins

Maybe its still pissing him off after 4 years?...

Maybe its still pissing him off after 4 years? :backpedal:
Forum: Foo
11-01-21, 03:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,433
Posted By J.Higgins

I'm retired now. Double retiree. Looking back,...

I'm retired now. Double retiree. Looking back, the best times were in the US Military, and the worst of times was employed by civilian companies. People in management with little-to-zero competence...
Forum: Foo
10-31-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 18,632
Views: 1,052,034
Posted By J.Higgins

Joined the Me Too movement in a big way, coming...

Joined the Me Too movement in a big way, coming out about Ronald McDonald. When he scored a position at McD's, the clown was all over him like the bulls in Shawshank. After that job, he applied to...
Forum: Foo
10-29-21, 04:49 AM
Replies: 18,632
Views: 1,052,034
Posted By J.Higgins

Lies using ASL, sadly. Well its not as sad as it...

Lies using ASL, sadly. Well its not as sad as it is deplorable, but he's pretty good at it. He's so good at lying with his hands, he uses his hands to tell one lie, but with his lips he mouths a...
Forum: Foo
10-29-21, 04:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 762
Posted By J.Higgins

^^^ Much like Honda Gravel, I too use Seafoam in...

^^^ Much like Honda Gravel, I too use Seafoam in all of my power equipment and Power Service Diesel 911, and Power Service Diesel Fuel Supplement in my tractor. I've never had any issues with bad,...
Forum: Foo
10-28-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By J.Higgins

I just got tested and the results were all...

I just got tested and the results were all negative. Doctor said I was too fat. I told him I was going to get a second opinion. He just shrugged and said I was ugly too.
Forum: Foo
10-28-21, 05:03 AM
Replies: 18,632
Views: 1,052,034
Posted By J.Higgins

Grows a lot of weed. Smokes a lot of weed. He...

Grows a lot of weed. Smokes a lot of weed. He blows smoke rings when toking on a joint, which pretty much makes him the coolest guy in the trailer park, despite the fact that he listens to Elvis.
Forum: Touring
10-27-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,960
Posted By J.Higgins

Looks like a good trip you have planned, Indy....

Looks like a good trip you have planned, Indy. Ending up in Atlantic City? Say hi to Nucky for me.
Forum: Touring
10-27-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,777
Posted By J.Higgins

Hi, Carrie. Despite plans for my next tour...

Hi, Carrie. Despite plans for my next tour careening off course and winding up in the ditch, I'd love to have you by my side for the day! Bring the chatterbox. Hey, bring your sons too! Oh, you...
Forum: Foo
10-24-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,982
Posted By J.Higgins

Same here. I am angst-ridden right now. At 63, I...

Same here. I am angst-ridden right now. At 63, I feel like one minute my whole life is ahead of me, and the future is bright, and all that, and the next minute something happens that makes me feel...
Forum: Foo
10-24-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18,632
Views: 1,052,034
Posted By J.Higgins

Loves polyester. Has a collection of 1970's...

Loves polyester. Has a collection of 1970's leisure suits. Specializes in leisure suits worn by 1970's sitcom celebs. The shining jewels in his collection is a peach-colored suit worn by Don Knotts...
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