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08-10-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,471
Posted By jack pot

Dual-sport (street legal dirt bike) - think...

Dual-sport (street legal dirt bike) - think Suzuki DR series (I have owned three) > DRZ SM :thumb:
Standards - think Suzuki Bandit > KZ 1000 CB 919 & Z1000 :thumb:
Sport bikes - think Honda CBR ...
08-10-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,471
Posted By FiftySix

Poser is term that can be useful, but I've never...

Poser is term that can be useful, but I've never used on people I don't know because it can be hard to tell what someone really is until you see them ride or know their story.

I don't ride...
06-02-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By Snow Dog

I thought I would post an update. I was able...

I thought I would post an update.

I was able to stop by one of my bike shops today. I think bike shops are referred to as "LBS" here on the forum but I'm not sure what that stands for exactly. It...
05-21-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By cpach

Yeah, I'm an LBS mechanic but I really try not to...

Yeah, I'm an LBS mechanic but I really try not to put out bad vibes on people's inexpensive bikes. It's cool to have "cycling culture" and also not be a jerk to people who just want to ride a...
05-04-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,846
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I don’t wear a mask while riding, nor do I wear a...

I don’t wear a mask while riding, nor do I wear a mask when walking my dogs. Where I live, ride and play there are wide enough spaces that the risk of infection is negligible. The percentage of...
05-04-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,846
Posted By greengo

I do not wear a mask I am also a believer in...

I do not wear a mask
I am also a believer in the 5 second rule when food is dropped on the ground
04-28-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,846
Posted By bikecrate

The kind of exercise riding I do I would feel it...

The kind of exercise riding I do I would feel it was uncomfortable. I'm keeping my distance enough that it is not going to be a problem.

However, I did see someone with a full medical style...
04-10-20, 04:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,188
Posted By Rage

Well, I’m stuck right in the middle of it. ...

Well, I’m stuck right in the middle of it.

Things are pretty bad here in NYC. The virus is all around here now and things just keep getting more and more bizarre.
I lived in lower Manhattan...
04-10-20, 03:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,188
Posted By clemsongirl

One of the very important issues associated with...

One of the very important issues associated with this pandemic behavior is that the people, especially children, stuck in physically or emotionally abusive relationships can have it even harder now....
04-09-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,094
Posted By bikebikebike

To quote W.C Fields: " Is this a game of...

To quote W.C Fields:
" Is this a game of chance?"
"Not the way I play it, no."
04-06-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,094
Posted By HPL

Common sense is becoming uncommon

I work at a hospital. If I didn't need to be there I wouldn't. Aside from work I need gas and food, which are done to or from work, not as a separate trip on my DAY off. Two days ago I was talking...
03-29-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,094
Posted By skookum

So we should keep a quarter mile distance at the...

So we should keep a quarter mile distance at the grocery store, too.
03-29-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,094
Posted By Slightspeed

We did a socially distant group ride yesterday, 4...

We did a socially distant group ride yesterday, 4 of us. It wasn't that big of a deal, but sure was great to get out.
...
03-29-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 920
Posted By iab

Ask 10 people, get 20 opinions.

Ask 10 people, get 20 opinions.
03-11-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,842
Posted By Welshboy

Short Term - Not too worried about myself but our...

Short Term - Not too worried about myself but our daughter is asthmatic and a bit frail.

Longer term - Hope my pension fund recovers over the next 18 months!
12-15-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 13,853
Posted By Retro Grouch

What do you plan to do with it? The more...

What do you plan to do with it?

The more that you expect the bike to do for you the more strongly I'd recommend going to a real bike store. Having said that, there are no bad bikes, there is only...
12-15-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 13,853
Posted By bampilot06

I can relate. When I first started cycling back...

I can relate. When I first started cycling back in May I started with a walmart bike. I bought each one in a box because I knew from online that they would not be lubed properly. The first bike...
12-11-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,547
Posted By DiabloScott

I enjoyed racing even though I sucked at it. I...

I enjoyed racing even though I sucked at it.
I excel at being an enthusiast; that made the transition easier.
12-04-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,547
Posted By Wildwood

Start a vintage collection and take up wrenching....

Start a vintage collection and take up wrenching. Less time to ride, just as much fun and more satisfaction.

...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,279
Posted By Darth Lefty

It doesnít help that the Bike Forums conventional...

It doesnít help that the Bike Forums conventional wisdom is so hard at odds with the marketing departments of the bike industry... and we compete to be more iconoclastic than the next guy in our echo...
11-12-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 32,635
Posted By big john

We've all met people like that. It doesn't...

We've all met people like that. It doesn't bother me, if a fast rider wants to see me suffer, he's going to have to slow down.:)

Group ride are not for everyone. In fact, whenever there is a poll...
11-10-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,612
Posted By qcpmsame

Semper Fi, reading through the latest edition of...

Semper Fi, reading through the latest edition of "Leatherneck", and remembering some things. Good on ya, Top R!

canklecat, Corpsman Up! You guys are the best thing going, We take care of Doc,...
11-10-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,612
Posted By 3speedslow

I’m here in Jacksonville, NC and they did the...

I’m here in Jacksonville, NC and they did the celebration right!
11-10-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,612
Posted By Choke

Goodnight Chesty, wherever you are.

Goodnight Chesty, wherever you are.
11-10-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,612
Posted By RobbieTunes

10-27-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 32,635
Posted By John E

To answer the OP's question directly and...

To answer the OP's question directly and succinctly, "No." I worry far more about being hit by some clown yakking or texting on the cellphone. I do not have any consistent family history of heart...
10-26-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,235
Posted By rydabent

Excellent point I have been trying to make for...

Excellent point I have been trying to make for years. Unless you are filthy rich, go for the mid price bike, or anything else for that matter. Cheap is cheap but as you start going up you reach a...
10-26-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 32,635
Posted By FBOATSB

Tons of quotable posts in this thread. I don't...

Tons of quotable posts in this thread. I don't "worry" about heart issues having had multiple cardiac workups and regular blood work over the years. I'm pushing 64 for cryin' outside, half dead. I...
10-26-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 32,635
Posted By freeranger

Worry about my heart-no. But I do keep an eye on...

Worry about my heart-no. But I do keep an eye on general overall health. Stopped drinking and smoking decades ago. My wife makes certain we eat healthy foods. Annual physical. Probably in better...
10-25-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,235
Posted By Wegrzyn

Agreed. I tell my wife there are a lot worse...

Agreed. I tell my wife there are a lot worse addictions. It works sometimes.
10-23-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,365
Posted By MNebiker

The familiarity of an area can also be an issue...

The familiarity of an area can also be an issue in many of the train incidents.

I had a friend who fortunately escaped serious injury when a train struck their car. Their house was along the bank...
10-20-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By youcoming

New Bike Fuel Ex8

Will get it out tomorrow, picked it up on Friday but then had to work all weekend. To say Iím excited would be an understatement. Will be interesting to see how different it is compared to my last...
10-20-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,619
Posted By jrhoneOC

6 weeks ago...struggled to do 5 miles...20+ miles today

I bought my bike about 6 weeks ago. It was to motivate my fitness. I went on what I thought would be an easy ride. It was 5 miles of pain. The trail won that day. In that time I have exercised...
09-18-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,696
Posted By AU Tiger

Fifteen miles isn't all that far, so I would say...

Fifteen miles isn't all that far, so I would say get the bikes that you find most comfortable. You're really only locked in to the shop you buy the bike from for things which are included with the...
09-05-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,619
Posted By MAK

One easy $20.00 possible "fix" you can try that I...

One easy $20.00 possible "fix" you can try that I didn't see above. (Maybe I missed it.) Have a stem riser installed. Your neck won't be stressed and sitting on the saddle rather than bent over the...
08-31-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 65,862
Posted By Happy Feet

A few years ago I would have said drop bars were...

A few years ago I would have said drop bars were a waste for me, as I came out of the mtb era and mostly rode converted flat bar bikes with bar ends.
In the last few years I have increased my ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,904
Posted By melikebikey35

Most new bikes come with 30-40mm of spacers, but...

Most new bikes come with 30-40mm of spacers, but I'm a firm believer that you really shouldn't run anything more than 10-15mm. Any more than that and it really starts to effect the handling of the...
08-24-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,863
Posted By FlRon

Things are going great, and thanks for asking! I...

Things are going great, and thanks for asking! I did 10 miles this morning, and my best to date is 12 miles. I could easily do 15 miles or more, but I'm pacing myself for now just enjoying being out...
08-15-19, 05:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,624
Posted By berner

My personal experience is that the optimum bike...

My personal experience is that the optimum bike fit is a moving target as cycling fitness changes. For the person starting out in cycling, that fitness will change fairly rapidly so that getting a...
08-09-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,653
Posted By Kedosto

It’s not the cycling she’s bothered about. It’s...

It’s not the cycling she’s bothered about. It’s the fact that you’re retired and she’s not. I strongly recommend you start increasing your share of the household duties. Yes, you’re retired, but...
08-07-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,153
Posted By CAT7RDR

Kitty, sounds like you are doing great in your...

Kitty, sounds like you are doing great in your new cycling venture.

We all have to start from somewhere at our differing fitness levels. Try to think of your progress in years and a permanent...
08-03-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,867
Posted By conspiratemus1

This was a GREAT thread. Congratulations to...

This was a GREAT thread. Congratulations to Priyank and a big thanks to those who contributed advice and encouragement to him.
08-03-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,153
Posted By alloo

I am like you a type 2 diabetic. I weigh 255 lbs...

I am like you a type 2 diabetic. I weigh 255 lbs when I started. I started riding my beach cruiser to work in April. First I would ride to work one way then catch the transit home. My commute is...
08-02-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,153
Posted By spinnaker

And the very best advice (if you have not done so...

And the very best advice (if you have not done so already). SEE YOUR DOCTOR. And tell her or him what you are planning.

I also should say congratulations on wanting to get back into shape. That is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,262
Posted By Gconan

Aye, spend the money on the bike! Enjoy flat for...

Aye, spend the money on the bike! Enjoy flat for now. I like clipless on a road bike, but love flat on my MTB. Far more important to get the better bike for now. Upgrade later if you like.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,262
Posted By Froomewannabe

Spend the money on the bike. You can always...

Spend the money on the bike. You can always purchase clipless pedals down the road.

Also, you can watch the GCN video as another mentioned. I would agree they don't provide additional power...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,262
Posted By Steve B.

You can do Shimano SPD 520 pedals for $25, a pair...

You can do Shimano SPD 520 pedals for $25, a pair of SPD shoes about $80.

Flat pedals can also be pinned pedals, popular with mt. bikers. The GCN YouTube showed not much difference in...
Forum: Introductions
07-28-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By ClayH

I always come back to cycling

Newbie to this forum but have been riding off and on for 45 years. My 1st good bike - Windsor Carrera Sport 1974. Learned how to fix tubulars with that bike. On to a MKM, then Colnago Mexico. Rode...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,262
Posted By philbob57

The only advantage I found in clipless over toe...

The only advantage I found in clipless over toe clips/straps or pinned flats is that acceleration was easier, because I really could pull up with the clipless. I never got the hang of getting out of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,262
Posted By Kimmo

And if you want a toe clip pedal that's actually...

And if you want a toe clip pedal that's actually sexy, only Shimano ever bothered, and stopped making them around 1990...
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