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12-04-23, 06:52 PM
Replies: 26,937
Views: 2,995,414
Posted By SpedFast

Tell your legs those were 'fake' miles, haha

Tell your legs those were 'fake' miles, haha
12-03-23, 11:24 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,873
Posted By SpedFast

Well... If we're not pro's, does that make us...

Well... If we're not pro's, does that make us amateur cyclists? I know I've experienced my share of amateur car drivers:)
12-03-23, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 180
Posted By SpedFast

Having written and received grants in the past...

Having written and received grants in the past for recreational trails, I find it hard to believe that the monies would go to another project not approved by the grant guidelines. Most even have time...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-23, 11:25 AM
Replies: 21,109
Views: 5,017,312
Posted By SpedFast

Aren't you afraid all that headwind is going to...

Aren't you afraid all that headwind is going to slow you down? :lol:
11-29-23, 11:18 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,873
Posted By SpedFast

I can't believe I read the whole thread....:)...

I can't believe I read the whole thread....:) Never rode in a group my entire life. Wouldn't know how.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-23, 10:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,890
Posted By SpedFast

I get the same respect from autos when I have my...

I get the same respect from autos when I have my night riding headlight on my helmet during the day because motorists mistakenly believe it's a camera. I actually do have a camera, but only mount it...
11-27-23, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 299
Posted By SpedFast

I use my Samsung A14 w/5G mounted via Ram mount...

I use my Samsung A14 w/5G mounted via Ram mount for everything. It was only 200 bucks retail, has a 5000 amp hour battery that gives me 10+ hours with a bright screen for running my cycle app plus Bt...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-23, 08:15 PM
Replies: 21,109
Views: 5,017,312
Posted By SpedFast

That's just sacrilegious. But hope she enjoys the...

That's just sacrilegious. But hope she enjoys the mods. :)
11-27-23, 10:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 602
Posted By SpedFast

Maybe he didn't want it fixed....

Maybe he didn't want it fixed....
11-19-23, 05:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,636
Posted By SpedFast

Time for new freewheel. :thumb: See this as an...

Time for new freewheel. :thumb: See this as an opportunity to change gearing?
11-15-23, 10:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 873
Posted By SpedFast

It's really starting to sound like cable wear,...

It's really starting to sound like cable wear, dirt, or fraying. Something is holding up the cable inside the cable housing or shifter. Cables and housings are cheap and easy to replace. Replacing...
11-15-23, 11:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 873
Posted By SpedFast

WD-40 is a great cleaner but short-lived on the...

WD-40 is a great cleaner but short-lived on the lubing side of things. I'll use it to clean up the derailleurs and shifters and then use lithium grease for lubing.
11-14-23, 08:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 873
Posted By SpedFast

My workstand: ...

My workstand:
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x667/work_stand_mod_3d28a2de3245b755dc7897e3539054c13759c1e3.jpg
Take note that it's outside. Still gets the job done on nice...
11-14-23, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 294
Posted By SpedFast

Depends on the temperature. If below 50F full...

Depends on the temperature. If below 50F full rain gear because I'll try not to sweat too much. That rain gear don't breathe. If above 50F just my normal kit and then throw it all in the dryer and...
11-14-23, 11:11 AM
Replies: 26,937
Views: 2,995,414
Posted By SpedFast

Night ride last night and rode up on a 12 point...

Night ride last night and rode up on a 12 point buck. I had to stop as we had that 'deer in the headlights' thing going on while it slowly sauntered off the road. It's a lonely stretch of road where...
11-08-23, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 610
Posted By SpedFast

2 forward facing on the helmet. 2 red tail lights...

2 forward facing on the helmet. 2 red tail lights on the helmet. Mirror and camera on helmet (camera is in insulated case to prevent it interfering with GPS).1 red tail light on tool bag beneath seat...
10-31-23, 06:53 PM
Replies: 26,937
Views: 2,995,414
Posted By SpedFast

I set a personal best today-25 miles at 22 MPH...

I set a personal best today-25 miles at 22 MPH average. All flat at sea level and just a slight NE breeze. It was great! I'm 74 and have never done this at any age prior. My old record was 25 miles...
10-31-23, 10:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,344
Posted By SpedFast

The helmet mount mirror is the main reason I wear...

The helmet mount mirror is the main reason I wear a helmet even for short rides. I feel blind without my helmet mirror. I hang my helmet on a coat hook by the door and it rarely gets pushed out of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-23, 07:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,890
Posted By SpedFast

I only have a forward facing cam and when I'm...

I only have a forward facing cam and when I'm using my GPS instead of the smartphone, I turn it off because it messes with the GPS signal. Course, I only use the GPS when out servicing Geocaches so...
10-29-23, 05:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,909
Posted By SpedFast

I don't know if there is any truth to this...

I don't know if there is any truth to this statement or not, but a biologist once told me that the human body was completely (regenerated) every 7 years. I think that's the word I'm looking for. I'm...
10-26-23, 10:24 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,128
Posted By SpedFast

I took a course in Cross Country Skiing when I...

I took a course in Cross Country Skiing when I was in high school. It didn't set me up for the Olympics, but I've had a great time using my skills in Search and Rescue after leaving the service and...
10-25-23, 09:47 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 13,228
Posted By SpedFast

I re-use the links until they don't snap firmly...

I re-use the links until they don't snap firmly together any longer, sometimes more than 25 uses. I've never had one fail on the road on me yet. I also carry cheap knock-off links in my seat bag in...
10-22-23, 09:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,274
Posted By SpedFast

Couldn't agree more whole heartedly. Both of my...

Couldn't agree more whole heartedly. Both of my last 2 crashes I never let go of the hoods. My jersey was shredded along with my alloy flat pedal and the back side of my glove. Both times I slid down...
10-21-23, 08:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 645
Posted By SpedFast

Welcome, and yes, you can easily change those to...

Welcome, and yes, you can easily change those to the thumb shifters. *All this time I thought 'bos' meant 'buns of steel; sooo, that girl on the sidewalk was talking about my bike and not me? :cry:
10-20-23, 06:42 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,076
Posted By SpedFast

The legalization of pot has added to the problem....

The legalization of pot has added to the problem. In the summer almost every car that goes by me in this touristy area is reeking of ganga.
10-16-23, 10:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,274
Posted By SpedFast

Yep, wear gloves. I wouldn't have knuckles if it...

Yep, wear gloves. I wouldn't have knuckles if it weren't for gloves. :love:
Forum: Introductions
10-15-23, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By SpedFast

:welcome

:welcome
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-23, 09:41 AM
Replies: 21,109
Views: 5,017,312
Posted By SpedFast

I got several of these in charcoal during the...

I got several of these in charcoal during the pandemic and have been using them for winter riding ever since. They're stretchy enough to pull the mouth piece down and tuck under your chin when you...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-23, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21,109
Views: 5,017,312
Posted By SpedFast

Thank you for the reply. I really was interested...

Thank you for the reply. I really was interested in knowing, Smokey
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-23, 10:37 AM
Replies: 21,109
Views: 5,017,312
Posted By SpedFast

I gotta ask, how do you 'smoke' a rear hub and...

I gotta ask, how do you 'smoke' a rear hub and free hub? Defective parts? 3 times? Really curious about this. TIA-Smokey
Forum: Introductions
10-08-23, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By SpedFast

:welcome Lot's of intelligent people here that...

:welcome Lot's of intelligent people here that can be a great source of information, and some very opinionated people here that can be a great source of irritation. What you usually get is a mixture...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-23, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 43,505
Posted By SpedFast

I fall into the tinkerer class. When I run out of...

I fall into the tinkerer class. When I run out of other things to do on my bikes, I wax the chains. It's relaxing and leaves me with a feeling of accomplishment. It also means I won't have to work on...
10-01-23, 10:49 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,548
Posted By SpedFast

Diddo! I feel much younger than my 74 years until...

Diddo! I feel much younger than my 74 years until I see my reflection. Still the same size I was when I graduated high school.
10-01-23, 10:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,108
Posted By SpedFast

Tire rubbing is asking for a problem when you...

Tire rubbing is asking for a problem when you know you have one. The widest I can go on my fave bike is 28mm, and only certain mfg.s. I find the 28 over the 25 to be a tremendous difference in ride....
09-12-23, 07:09 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 13,228
Posted By SpedFast

Wow, you may be on to something...

Wow, you may be on to something...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-23, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 43,505
Posted By SpedFast

I turn the heat on and when the wax loosens from...

I turn the heat on and when the wax loosens from the walls of the container I dump it out and scrape off the bottom 1/8" or so. Then throw it back in and continue. But I like the strainer idea. Seems...
09-10-23, 10:15 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,076
Posted By SpedFast

I would not trust any device with my life. There...

I would not trust any device with my life. There are far too many drivers who are are distracted, drunk, drowsy and/or drugged (AKA the “D” drivers) and frequently don’t react properly to unusual...
09-08-23, 07:41 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 13,228
Posted By SpedFast

I'll quit waxing my chains when the neighbor...

I'll quit waxing my chains when the neighbor ladies quit bringing me their half used candles. Smells good going down the road though. That makes it worth it in itself. Maybe they just like seeing me...
09-03-23, 10:02 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,076
Posted By SpedFast

I run the DVF (Solaris 250) on the seat bag and a...

I run the DVF (Solaris 250) on the seat bag and a breather on the helmet now during the day. At night I run solid on the helmet and breather on the seat bag (mounts are interchangeable between helmet...
09-03-23, 09:53 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,445
Posted By SpedFast

And we all know that the 'Dark Web' is the only...

And we all know that the 'Dark Web' is the only place you can find truth today. :50:
BTW-psychosomatatron isn't a real word.
08-30-23, 12:20 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,445
Posted By SpedFast

As Cousteau once said, it isn't pollution that's...

As Cousteau once said, it isn't pollution that's killing this planet, it's OVER POPULATION.
08-30-23, 12:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,242
Posted By SpedFast

Way to go! :thumb: You got ten on me, but I ain't...

Way to go! :thumb: You got ten on me, but I ain't quitting.
08-24-23, 08:32 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,076
Posted By SpedFast

I noticed the same thing when I upgraded to a...

I noticed the same thing when I upgraded to a daylight visible nite rider light.
08-22-23, 02:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,909
Posted By SpedFast

Cycling has definitely changed my cell. I used to...

Cycling has definitely changed my cell. I used to have an Iphone but with all the apps and sensors I run now I needed something with better battery life. Hence, a larger cell. Instead of 3 hours, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-23, 09:34 AM
Replies: 21,109
Views: 5,017,312
Posted By SpedFast

That yellow hose made me think you got a new set...

That yellow hose made me think you got a new set of plug wires haha
08-18-23, 06:32 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,629
Posted By SpedFast

I'm not in triple digit heat, but my old body is...

I'm not in triple digit heat, but my old body is starting to fade. The same ride as 2 weeks ago seems a lot harder. Or is it just me? I ride 6 days/week averaging 25 miles/ride. I'm already heading...
08-15-23, 01:27 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,076
Posted By SpedFast

Super bright blinking during daylight hours and a...

Super bright blinking during daylight hours and a steady or breathing pulse at night. I also run blinking headlight during day and solid with dimmer feature at night. I find a lot fewer cars pull out...
08-13-23, 09:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By SpedFast

Has any work been done on the drive train? And if...

Has any work been done on the drive train? And if so, was the person experienced? I ask because I just tuned up my neighbor's Cannondale with Shimano Claris and it's smooth unless you're putting down...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-23, 06:08 PM
Replies: 21,109
Views: 5,017,312
Posted By SpedFast

Couldn't agree more, everything USB should be 'C'...

Couldn't agree more, everything USB should be 'C' today. I use a NiteRider Solaris 250 and I love it, but it too is still the old school USB micro plug. It's got some serious battery life though. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-23, 02:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 604
Posted By SpedFast

There are also some good videos on Utube about...

There are also some good videos on Utube about bike fit and setting up a bike, along with many about tuning them and repairing them. I like starting here with the questions and then if I'm still...
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