Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Addiction 2022.4

Notices
Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Addiction 2022.4

Old 11-17-22, 12:20 PM
  #1951  
big john
Senior Member
 
big john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the foothills of Los Angeles County
Posts: 21,336
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5728 Post(s)
Liked 5,493 Times in 2,814 Posts
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Brakes on the SportWagen lasted until 100k miles. Not many stop-and-go traffic miles. Then, it was pads and rotors all around.
I think VWs are notorious for eating rotors.
big john is offline  
Old 11-17-22, 12:37 PM
  #1952  
rjones28 
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 53,976

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 168 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11747 Post(s)
Liked 3,047 Times in 1,774 Posts
Originally Posted by big john View Post
I think VWs are notorious for eating rotors.
100k on rotors seems fine to me.
__________________
Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
If this thread doesn't go 10 pages I'm quitting BF.
rjones28 is offline  
Old 11-17-22, 12:50 PM
  #1953  
big john
Senior Member
 
big john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the foothills of Los Angeles County
Posts: 21,336
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5728 Post(s)
Liked 5,493 Times in 2,814 Posts
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
100k on rotors seems fine to me.
A rotor below the minimum thickness after the first set of pads is what I'm talking about. The first time I saw that on a VW I was stunned. Many years ago, of course.

I'm pretty certain I have never replaced a rotor on any car I've had but I think I did replace a drum once on an old truck. Sold my S-10 with near 300k and original rotors and drums. Current beater has 200K and has had front pads once, no rotors or rear pads yet. It helps that I drive like a scared old lady.
big john is offline  
Old 11-17-22, 12:53 PM
  #1954  
LesterOfPuppets
cowboy, steel horse, etc
 
LesterOfPuppets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Valley of the Sun.
Posts: 40,591

Bikes: everywhere

Mentioned: 70 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9814 Post(s)
Liked 4,792 Times in 2,506 Posts
Trying not to buy this beauty they're asking $200 for, but I need another midrange bike like I need a hole in my head. But I've always loved this paint. I wish they would've done a Fuji Team with this finish.



LesterOfPuppets is offline  
Likes For LesterOfPuppets:
Old 11-17-22, 12:58 PM
  #1955  
big john
Senior Member
 
big john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the foothills of Los Angeles County
Posts: 21,336
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5728 Post(s)
Liked 5,493 Times in 2,814 Posts
I did brakes on used cars at a dealer in the 90s. The weirdest thing I found was certain Ford trucks had bad heat treating or something in the rotors. I could resurface them and they were well within spec and after the were driven a short time they would pulsate and shake the steering wheel something fierce. I learned to just replace them, and they were the big 8 lug rotors. Had a lady who bought a used Ford come into the shop and yell at me about it before I knew the problem. All kinds of accusations were hurled. We did buy her new rotors but she was not happy. Probably still not happy.
big john is offline  
Old 11-17-22, 01:00 PM
  #1956  
rjones28 
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 53,976

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 168 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11747 Post(s)
Liked 3,047 Times in 1,774 Posts
Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Trying not to buy this beauty they're asking $200 for, but I need another midrange bike like I need a hole in my head. But I've always loved this paint. I wish they would've done a Fuji Team with this finish.



Instant reaction: Mounting those tri bars onto that stem has got to be annoyinng.
__________________
Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
If this thread doesn't go 10 pages I'm quitting BF.
rjones28 is offline  
Likes For rjones28:
Old 11-17-22, 01:05 PM
  #1957  
genejockey 
Klaatu..Verata..Necktie?
 
genejockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 12,906

Bikes: Litespeed Ultimate, Ultegra; Canyon Endurace, 105; Battaglin MAX, Chorus; Bianchi 928 Veloce; Ritchey Road Logic, Dura Ace; Cannondale R500 RX100; Schwinn Circuit, Sante; Lotus Supreme, Dura Ace

Mentioned: 38 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7249 Post(s)
Liked 7,726 Times in 3,936 Posts
Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Trying not to buy this beauty they're asking $200 for, but I need another midrange bike like I need a hole in my head. But I've always loved this paint. I wish they would've done a Fuji Team with this finish.
But have you ever looked into the possible advantages of a hole in the head? Also, what is this "need" ****?
__________________
"Don't take life so serious-it ain't nohow permanent."

"Everybody's gotta be somewhere." - Eccles
genejockey is offline  
Likes For genejockey:
Old 11-17-22, 01:15 PM
  #1958  
seedsbelize2
Used to be Seedsbelize
 
seedsbelize2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán. México
Posts: 3,021

Bikes: , 80 Trek 414, 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe,87 Schwinn Prelude, 92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1471 Post(s)
Liked 762 Times in 485 Posts
Originally Posted by big john View Post
You might be able to see the front pads without removing the wheel. Sometimes you can see the outer pad just looking through the wheel. With some cars you can get a small mirror in position to see both pads.

fwiw my friend put brakes on his Fit for the first time around 165,000 miles but he does a lot of freeway driving.
Wow! That would be nice! I would be happy with much less than that. This reminds me we changed the plugs on my wife's 91 Corolla, at 148,000 miles. On the brakes, you're right, of course. I could easily check them myself. I should pick up a jack stand or two one of these days. For the rear.
seedsbelize2 is offline  
Old 11-17-22, 01:18 PM
  #1959  
LesterOfPuppets
cowboy, steel horse, etc
 
LesterOfPuppets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Valley of the Sun.
Posts: 40,591

Bikes: everywhere

Mentioned: 70 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9814 Post(s)
Liked 4,792 Times in 2,506 Posts
Minnetonka snow and duck report:

LesterOfPuppets is offline  
Likes For LesterOfPuppets:
Old 11-17-22, 01:23 PM
  #1960  
seedsbelize2
Used to be Seedsbelize
 
seedsbelize2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán. México
Posts: 3,021

Bikes: , 80 Trek 414, 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe,87 Schwinn Prelude, 92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1471 Post(s)
Liked 762 Times in 485 Posts
Originally Posted by big john View Post
A rotor below the minimum thickness after the first set of pads is what I'm talking about. The first time I saw that on a VW I was stunned. Many years ago, of course.

I'm pretty certain I have never replaced a rotor on any car I've had but I think I did replace a drum once on an old truck. Sold my S-10 with near 300k and original rotors and drums. Current beater has 200K and has had front pads once, no rotors or rear pads yet. It helps that I drive like a scared old lady.
That's my MO too. My wife is a little more aggressive than I am and she uses the car much more than I do.
seedsbelize2 is offline  
Old 11-17-22, 01:25 PM
  #1961  
datlas 
Should Be More Popular
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 39,871

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 539 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19538 Post(s)
Liked 6,214 Times in 3,010 Posts
Originally Posted by big john View Post
A rotor below the minimum thickness after the first set of pads is what I'm talking about. The first time I saw that on a VW I was stunned. Many years ago, of course.

I'm pretty certain I have never replaced a rotor on any car I've had but I think I did replace a drum once on an old truck. Sold my S-10 with near 300k and original rotors and drums. Current beater has 200K and has had front pads once, no rotors or rear pads yet. It helps that I drive like a scared old lady.
With your hands together at 12:00?!?
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 11-17-22, 01:30 PM
  #1962  
datlas 
Should Be More Popular
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 39,871

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 539 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19538 Post(s)
Liked 6,214 Times in 3,010 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas View Post
With your hands together at 12:00?!?
BTW I drive the Saturn like a middle aged man, very gently. I am thinking that's how I have 196K on it and still original clutch. But hands at 3 and 9 O'Clock.
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 11-17-22, 01:34 PM
  #1963  
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
indyfabz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 36,005
Mentioned: 204 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16546 Post(s)
Liked 11,476 Times in 5,544 Posts
Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
but I need another midrange bike like I need a hole in my head.
"What the world needs now is another folk singer like I need a hole in my head."--D. Faragher/D. Lowery/J. Hickman
indyfabz is offline  
Old 11-17-22, 01:36 PM
  #1964  
Mojo31
-------
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Tejas
Posts: 8,938
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6791 Post(s)
Liked 4,253 Times in 2,315 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas View Post
BTW I drive the Saturn like a middle aged man, very gently. I am thinking that's how I have 196K on it and still original clutch. But hands at 3 and 9 O'Clock.
Race car style!
Mojo31 is offline  
Old 11-17-22, 01:37 PM
  #1965  
datlas 
Should Be More Popular
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 39,871

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 539 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19538 Post(s)
Liked 6,214 Times in 3,010 Posts
Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Manual Steering car style!
fixed for accuracy
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 11-17-22, 01:39 PM
  #1966  
datlas 
Should Be More Popular
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 39,871

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 539 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19538 Post(s)
Liked 6,214 Times in 3,010 Posts
Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
"What the world needs now is another folk singer like I need a hole in my head."--D. Faragher/D. Lowery/J. Hickman
Can you say the artist name? Cracker.

edit: why yes, you can.
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 11-17-22, 02:10 PM
  #1967  
genejockey 
Klaatu..Verata..Necktie?
 
genejockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 12,906

Bikes: Litespeed Ultimate, Ultegra; Canyon Endurace, 105; Battaglin MAX, Chorus; Bianchi 928 Veloce; Ritchey Road Logic, Dura Ace; Cannondale R500 RX100; Schwinn Circuit, Sante; Lotus Supreme, Dura Ace

Mentioned: 38 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7249 Post(s)
Liked 7,726 Times in 3,936 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Can you say the artist name? Cracker.

edit: why yes, you can.
Can't say Cracker Jack without it.
__________________
"Don't take life so serious-it ain't nohow permanent."

"Everybody's gotta be somewhere." - Eccles
genejockey is offline  
Old 11-17-22, 02:11 PM
  #1968  
datlas 
Should Be More Popular
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 39,871

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 539 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19538 Post(s)
Liked 6,214 Times in 3,010 Posts
Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Can't say Cracker Jack without it.
Agree. There was a time when that word was censored. But we **** sapiens can learn and adapt, right?
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 11-17-22, 02:12 PM
  #1969  
genejockey 
Klaatu..Verata..Necktie?
 
genejockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 12,906

Bikes: Litespeed Ultimate, Ultegra; Canyon Endurace, 105; Battaglin MAX, Chorus; Bianchi 928 Veloce; Ritchey Road Logic, Dura Ace; Cannondale R500 RX100; Schwinn Circuit, Sante; Lotus Supreme, Dura Ace

Mentioned: 38 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7249 Post(s)
Liked 7,726 Times in 3,936 Posts
Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Race car style!
Or "My-steering-wheel-has-a lot-of-buttons" style.
__________________
"Don't take life so serious-it ain't nohow permanent."

"Everybody's gotta be somewhere." - Eccles
genejockey is offline  
Old 11-17-22, 02:53 PM
  #1970  
big john
Senior Member
 
big john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the foothills of Los Angeles County
Posts: 21,336
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5728 Post(s)
Liked 5,493 Times in 2,814 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas View Post
With your hands together at 12:00?!?
Yes, while struggling to see over the steering wheel.
big john is offline  
Old 11-17-22, 02:57 PM
  #1971  
big john
Senior Member
 
big john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the foothills of Los Angeles County
Posts: 21,336
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5728 Post(s)
Liked 5,493 Times in 2,814 Posts
Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Or "My-steering-wheel-has-a lot-of-buttons" style.
big john is offline  
Likes For big john:
Old 11-17-22, 03:12 PM
  #1972  
Mojo31
-------
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Tejas
Posts: 8,938
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6791 Post(s)
Liked 4,253 Times in 2,315 Posts
Those are all backwards.
Mojo31 is offline  
Likes For Mojo31:
Old 11-17-22, 03:14 PM
  #1973  
datlas 
Should Be More Popular
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 39,871

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 539 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19538 Post(s)
Liked 6,214 Times in 3,010 Posts
Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Those are all backwards.
Not in the Bizarro World.
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 11-17-22, 03:16 PM
  #1974  
Eric F
Habitual User
 
Eric F's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Altadena, CA
Posts: 3,818

Bikes: 2019 Trek Procliber 9.9 SL, 2018 Storck Fascenario.3 Platinum, 2017 Bear Big Rock 1, 2003 Time VX Special Pro, 2001 Colnago VIP, 1999 Trek 9900 singlespeed, 1977 Nishiki ONP

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2323 Post(s)
Liked 3,628 Times in 1,724 Posts
Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Those are all backwards.
F1 drivers aren't exactly normal folks.
Eric F is offline  
Old 11-17-22, 03:33 PM
  #1975  
big john
Senior Member
 
big john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the foothills of Los Angeles County
Posts: 21,336
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5728 Post(s)
Liked 5,493 Times in 2,814 Posts
Just look at it in the mirror.
big john is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.