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04-20-24, 08:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 641
Posted By easyupbug

I probably should add that is a fatigue crack...

I probably should add that is a fatigue crack which is a stress riser concentrating the stresses on the rim at the end of the crack (the sharp edge) and can move quickly. You have exceeded the...
04-20-24, 08:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 641
Posted By easyupbug

Get another LBS.

Get another LBS.
04-16-24, 05:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,077
Posted By easyupbug

That is a beautiful mid 40s DeSoto.

That is a beautiful mid 40s DeSoto.
04-15-24, 09:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,077
Posted By easyupbug

After seeing these I am embarrassed to show the...

After seeing these I am embarrassed to show the inside of my right sized shop:
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04-15-24, 09:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 696
Posted By easyupbug

I was lucky I bought a recumbent when the back...

I was lucky I bought a recumbent when the back osteoarthritis came big time and used it again with a wrist issue followed. It is still weird but still enjoyable good exercise.
04-11-24, 07:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,707
Posted By easyupbug

Was this on the bike you said on 4/8/24 "My back...

Was this on the bike you said on 4/8/24 "My back tube popped (tire is worn out so not going to try and replace tube) right as I was leaving work, I have to ride 6.5 miles home and then another 6.5...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-24, 09:36 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,020
Posted By easyupbug

Merriam-Webster has nearly 50 adjectives for...

Merriam-Webster has nearly 50 adjectives for stupid and sadly they all seem to apply.
04-09-24, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3,858
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 665,283
Posted By easyupbug

At 73 battling osteoarthritis and enjoying my...

At 73 battling osteoarthritis and enjoying my cortisone shots before a knee replacement I am getting by at the time being with long stems (Nitto Technomic) getting the bars up to at least saddle...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-24, 09:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,610
Posted By easyupbug

Thanks for the memories, I sadly sold my 2000 as...

Thanks for the memories, I sadly sold my 2000 as I could not bear to make the necessary age/arthritis adjustments I use to keep riding. There is a lovely early 2000 ridden by a lady on one of my...
04-06-24, 09:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,789
Posted By easyupbug

For contributions to the Tour de Tucson. ...

For contributions to the Tour de Tucson.
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03-30-24, 07:18 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,189
Posted By easyupbug

Not pleasant, be it steady or gusts, just no. ...

Not pleasant, be it steady or gusts, just no. In my 70s I value my rides and enjoy them immensely.
03-27-24, 07:23 AM
Replies: 793
Views: 95,400
Posted By easyupbug

Pliny the Elder by Russian River Brewing whenever...

Pliny the Elder by Russian River Brewing whenever I can get it.
03-20-24, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By easyupbug

Osteoarthritis in my hands makes this a challenge...

Osteoarthritis in my hands makes this a challenge for me and I have gone from bike gloves to anti-vibration gloves for guys that use jack hammers all day and they provide better dampening, available...
03-09-24, 10:23 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 13,159
Posted By easyupbug

I rightsized my shop to deal with this problem,...

I rightsized my shop to deal with this problem, 34 bikes kept for me and the kids and 11 now waiting parts, waiting maintenance, waiting paint , waiting decals, waiting powder coating or waiting a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-24, 07:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,348
Posted By easyupbug

For some of us

While true for most riders I think you can understand that some of us such as myself dealing with osteoarthritis or other impairments one could have can be very sensitive to "vertical compliance". ...
03-06-24, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By easyupbug

I can not remember Nevada City model until after...

I can not remember Nevada City model until after 2000, and it was not a collector model so you might think about a tough power coating for a lot less money for that Reynolds 853 frame with some mix...
03-02-24, 07:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,548
Posted By easyupbug

You have a wheel builder in town,...

You have a wheel builder in town, https://peteswheels.com/, my son-in-law was happy with him.
03-01-24, 10:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,317
Posted By easyupbug

Well said Peter and my exact experience. I have...

Well said Peter and my exact experience. I have seen photos of getting my first two wheel bike (w/ training wheels) at 3 and that was 70 years ago. I have always been and remain active but now...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-29-24, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 67,771
Posted By easyupbug

I have never lost one even though they are not...

I have never lost one even though they are not rated for it but I like the tight snap I get closing Shimano, Sram, KNC links so only use them and toss if I feel loosening in that very tight snap. ...
02-26-24, 02:48 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,134
Posted By easyupbug

If this shape is what you are looking for Cinelli...

If this shape is what you are looking for Cinelli calls them Solida and Easton calls them "elliptical" for some unknown reason. PM me if you know what you need I have a lot of old bars....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-24, 09:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,634
Posted By easyupbug

I agree with Kontact's responce to the issue and...

I agree with Kontact's responce to the issue and understand the request to tone it down.
02-22-24, 07:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,401
Posted By easyupbug

Stuart is spot on, there is a section of highway...

Stuart is spot on, there is a section of highway in Wyoming where every year my wife and I on our snowbirding trip swear it looks as though the river next to the highway is flowing uphill.
02-18-24, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3,858
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 665,283
Posted By easyupbug

Beautiful, is that a current shot? When I got...

Beautiful, is that a current shot? When I got discharged in 1971 I headed to the shop to get my dream PX-10 but realized tuition $ would not allow and the UO-8 did serve my college days well. If I...
02-16-24, 09:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,317
Posted By easyupbug

Many years ago I used to race running and cycling...

Many years ago I used to race running and cycling and know chondromalacia patellae which in me has now morphed a more dominate osteoarthritis. I would think you might find as I have that the shorter...
02-15-24, 09:08 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,134
Posted By easyupbug

Mike, with my vintage and newer Litespeeds and...

Mike, with my vintage and newer Litespeeds and Moots you clearly boiled my experience into a coherent brief statement. Now 73 with higher bars, etc., my miles are going on my old Litespeed and my...
02-14-24, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3,858
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 665,283
Posted By easyupbug

Oh my, you gotta love a knee cortisone shot, I'm...

Oh my, you gotta love a knee cortisone shot, I'm riding like I was 72 again.
02-14-24, 09:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 867
Posted By easyupbug

Reading always saves me. It can work as a mood...

Reading always saves me. It can work as a mood freshener as it did thanks to you.
02-14-24, 08:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,206
Posted By easyupbug

After a discussion on cracking is due to hydrogen...

After a discussion on cracking is due to hydrogen embrittlement and avoidance by proper processing parameters I have used St. Louis Plating for two forks. This is their 60th year in business doing...
01-18-24, 07:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,378
Posted By easyupbug

+1 as Dan said on the Kapton tape.

+1 as Dan said on the Kapton tape.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-24, 08:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,369
Posted By easyupbug

I use Aerospace 303 on RV and my bike collection,...

I use Aerospace 303 on RV and my bike collection, helps appearance and arrest cracking and no noticeable impact on the tire to road adhesion.
01-17-24, 08:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,301
Posted By easyupbug

I love my '91 (grub screw model) and now 73 with...

I love my '91 (grub screw model) and now 73 with osteoarthritis it is one of my vintage bikes I still put a lot of miles on due to the ride. Being much lighter than my steel frames, 25-35%, it is...
01-16-24, 08:21 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,317
Posted By easyupbug

I was 5'-11" when drafted and now at 73 5'-9" but...

I was 5'-11" when drafted and now at 73 5'-9" but no meaningful change in saddle height however dropping to 165 cranks from 172.5 is moving through my more modern bikes and my vintage bikes are only...
01-16-24, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By easyupbug

+1, well said, I think having something to check...

+1, well said, I think having something to check carefully before a ride beyond simple things like tire pressure would be dispiriting and is not something I would want impacting my rides and...
01-13-24, 04:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,704
Posted By easyupbug

True it is a solvent, however it is also another...

True it is a solvent, however it is also another noun, an effective degreaser.
01-13-24, 08:04 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By easyupbug

Same for me, I could not have said it better.

Same for me, I could not have said it better.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-24, 03:43 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,498
Posted By easyupbug

I watch carefully for cyclist lights and firmly...

I watch carefully
for cyclist lights and firmly believe I distinguish a flashing or some of the adaptive flashes even quicker as a cyclist rather than a car/truck/motorcycle. Only reason maybe...
12-28-23, 09:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 909
Posted By easyupbug

I agree with Crankycrank on your GRX but I do use...

I agree with Crankycrank on your GRX but I do use it on some of our old square taper cranks as I have found when torqued they need to be checked after many many miles. With blue there is no need for...
12-28-23, 07:09 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 10,956
Posted By easyupbug

Good input above. I had a Lemond Zurich Reynolds...

Good input above. I had a Lemond Zurich Reynolds 853 frame fail in that exact weld and the bead looked like the welder was having a bad day. SInce then I like to see a stack of dimes in critical...
12-28-23, 06:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 714
Posted By easyupbug

2 looks like a Delta Hubloc antitheft skewer tool...

2 looks like a Delta Hubloc antitheft skewer tool & 3 looks like it might be one of the Mavic many sizes of nipple wrench. Thanks for working on the community repair shop, it is rewarding work.
12-16-23, 07:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,391
Posted By easyupbug

Early on I was a design engineer and had to work...

Early on I was a design engineer and had to work inside ISO, the many 1,000s of standards guidelines derived by consensus of worldwide subject matter experts for safety and quality in products. The...
12-14-23, 07:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,515
Posted By easyupbug

Harold, Calgary is large enough to have one or...

Harold, Calgary is large enough to have one or more industrial tool second hand shops. We found a used but nice condition ~ 2 gallon w/heater ultrasonic at one in 2010 at 1/5 the new cost. It has...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-23, 09:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,371
Posted By easyupbug

Nice. looks like a stack of dimes, just like my...

Nice. looks like a stack of dimes, just like my Moots.
11-13-23, 08:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,290
Posted By easyupbug

That is exactly what Andy said when I explained...

That is exactly what Andy said when I explained my problem and to disregard the Reynolds tech sheet for 753 that says - "Setting" is virtually impossible other than for minute movements, and must be...
11-13-23, 07:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,290
Posted By easyupbug

I bought a custom Reynolds 753 bike just for the...

I bought a custom Reynolds 753 bike just for the DA groupset as it was squirrely to ride to say the least and cheap. Cleary the fork was bent and everytime I tried to straighten it it would pop back...
10-26-23, 09:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 974
Posted By easyupbug

Permatex Anti-Seize Lubricant and Finish Line...

Permatex Anti-Seize Lubricant and Finish Line Anti-Seize Assembly Lube are messy stuff but worth the trouble.
10-26-23, 08:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 974
Posted By easyupbug

There are many good anti-seize lubricants...

There are many good anti-seize lubricants available that will resolve the galling issue and anyone with a Ti bike should have on their bench.
10-26-23, 07:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 882
Posted By easyupbug

I have acquaintances who would swap it to the...

I have acquaintances who would swap it to the back, patch, glue what ever and in paths around the neighborhood do fine at least for a while. But on a fast curve if that thing lets go you are going...
10-24-23, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By easyupbug

As i have aged I have found taking advantage of...

As i have aged I have found taking advantage of fine weather a priority.
10-18-23, 07:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,156
Posted By easyupbug

Looks like my caps but with some damage. I would...

Looks like my caps but with some damage. I would also give it some penetrant spray, PB B'laster or the like, at that age things can start coorsion/binding and cause a hex to round out.
Forum: Recumbent
10-12-23, 10:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,993
Posted By easyupbug

Try Crankbrothers, easier in and out.

Try Crankbrothers, easier in and out.
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