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10-17-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By rydabent

Be careful this time of year

This is the time of the year to be careful of the seasonal hazard-------------leaves. Wet leaves will put you on the ground in an instant, just like sand or gravel in a corner.
10-16-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,098
Posted By Happy Feet

Vegetarians and other fad dieters? Nice to...

Vegetarians and other fad dieters?

Nice to know I've been part of a fad for the last 20 years.
Now I'm curious where all those keto converts went to... Last year it was all you heard about. This...
10-15-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By steine13

Gimme fully autonomous cars. Until then, all...

Gimme fully autonomous cars.

Until then, all the little helpers, like lane keeping assists, auto braking etc. bring marginally more safety that is immediately negated because 'drivers' -- i use...
10-14-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 694
Posted By Trocadile

No need to drill. Ergons have a separate piece at...

No need to drill. Ergons have a separate piece at the end which can either be inserted into the bar as a cap, or left out to leave the bar end open.
10-13-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 694
Posted By trainchaser

+ 3 for the Ergon grips, mine are Ergon GP3's and...

+ 3 for the Ergon grips, mine are Ergon GP3's and have a small built in bar end, best grips I've ever had!
10-13-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 519
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

Took my Grandson out for his first ride.

New to me 1982 Super Sport, not yet overhauled, pulling my 18 month old grandson along through the neighborhood on a new to me Instep trailer.
My grandson loved it, my legs, not so much. My...
10-13-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 694
Posted By Trocadile

I use Ergon grips on all my flat-bar bikes - huge...

I use Ergon grips on all my flat-bar bikes - huge improvement over any other grips I've used.
...
10-06-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,087
Posted By Trevtassie

There's not a lot of money to be made out of...

There's not a lot of money to be made out of vaccines generally. India has the biggest manufacturer of vaccines because no one else can be bothered mostly. I've often mused that the anti-vax movement...
10-02-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,495
Posted By Darth Lefty

what taste? thanks, Iíll be here all week

what taste?


thanks, Iíll be here all week
10-02-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,634
Posted By BoraxKid

I'm actually looking into getting one of those...

I'm actually looking into getting one of those for commutes. I think they make a lot of sense for commuting, since the amount of work stuff I need to take home each day varies depending on current...
10-02-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,495
Posted By CycleryNorth81

I was actually wondering why it took this long...

I was actually wondering why it took this long for him to catch this "fake" disease.
10-02-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,495
Posted By berner

It has been said "as you sow so shall ye reap". ...

It has been said "as you sow so shall ye reap". Trump has shown no compassion so it is not surprising he is not shown any. He has worked to divide people despite an oath of office to work on behalf...
10-02-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,495
Posted By Chinghis

As I told my wife last night, the sad part is...

As I told my wife last night, the sad part is that he has driven us to this point - wishing bad things to happen to people. He has hardened and made cruel the level of discourse in this country, and...
10-02-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,495
Posted By MntnMan62

Am I a bad person if I wouldn't mind seeing him...

Am I a bad person if I wouldn't mind seeing him come down with some significant symptoms?
10-02-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,634
Posted By Phil_gretz

"Igor, help me with the bags." "Certainly....

"Igor, help me with the bags."

"Certainly. You take the blonde, and I'll take the one in the turban."
10-02-20, 12:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,495
Posted By clemsongirl

well, if he injects bleach it will cure...

well, if he injects bleach it will cure him!!!.....perhaps if he had contracted it a few months ago he would done a better job in protecting the U.S. and not continually downplay it.....karma
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,656
Posted By seypat

This could be the post of the year. Angry or...

This could be the post of the year. Angry or distracted, take your pick.

This trend certainly doesn't help.

https://www.theweek.com/articles/929196/case-against-american-truck-bloat
09-29-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,787
Posted By CAT7RDR

True. Then, there are the naysayers in the family...

True. Then, there are the naysayers in the family that do not exercise, get fat, take meds, die early and pontificate on all the bad aspects about cyclists. This just makes me want to get away from...
Forum: Touring
09-29-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,725
Posted By Happy Feet

I'm a vegetarian but if I weren't I'd eat Spam -...

I'm a vegetarian but if I weren't I'd eat Spam - purely for nostalgic reasons. I grew up eating it and for whatever reason (poor memory perhaps?) still think fondly of it.

Plus: who can resist the...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,137
Posted By Harhir

Being from Germany and living in the US I can for...

Being from Germany and living in the US I can for sure say these are different worlds. I live in a metropolitan area with close to 8 million people and which spans over 9,000 square miles or 24,000...
Forum: Touring
09-27-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,725
Posted By KC8QVO

Make your own. There are some standard...

Make your own.

There are some standard things in first aid kits like bandages, gauze, etc but I don't know of any off-the-shelf (or, orderable in todays day in age of internet shopping) "first aid...
09-26-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Posted By John E

Indexing is a particularly stupid idea on front...

Indexing is a particularly stupid idea on front shifters. I have SunTour ratchet thumb shifters on my mountain bike. The front is blessedly nonindexed, to allow cage position feathering, and I always...
Forum: Foo
09-25-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,533
Posted By AnthonyG

Asking for your password has to be a scam. Has to...

Asking for your password has to be a scam. Has to be. I give my bank account number and name to various people such as employers so that they can directly pay me but no one EVER asks for, or needs my...
09-24-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14,055
Views: 3,034,267
Posted By Murray Missile

Moving sale score........

$10 got me all this, guy was moving and couldn't take it with. I missed the "good" stuff I guess. Everything in there is in decent shape or functional. The gumwall is a near new Avenir 27 X 1-1/4 and...
09-24-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 725
Posted By blacknbluebikes

The U.S. will likely hit 400,000 before the end...

The U.S. will likely hit 400,000 before the end of Q1-2021. I don't pay much attention to "cases counts," which I think are wildly under-reported, anyway. Dead people, pretty easy to count. I'm...
09-24-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 725
Posted By berner

Rhode Island's rate of Covid-19 infections is up....

Rhode Island's rate of Covid-19 infections is up. I could see it being higher during mid summer months because R.I. is a vacation/holiday area. People are drawn to the cooler weather and beaches. At...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,140
Posted By Bassmanbob

Yes, I care. For me, it's part of the overall...

Yes, I care. For me, it's part of the overall experience of bicycle commuting. I really love being on my bike and moving myself from point A to point B using my energy. I have a free last line on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,970
Posted By oldwinger14

I used to race cars and always wore gloves. I...

I used to race cars and always wore gloves. I also always wear gloves when cycling. I wore gloves in both cases so that, irrespective of the weather and how sweaty my palms got, I always had a...
09-22-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,765
Posted By Maelochs

You can buy Snap On or you can buy tools at the...

You can buy Snap On or you can buy tools at the Dollar Store. If you need seven different tools to do a small job, you cvan get them all at the Dollar Store for half what a single Snap-On would cost....
09-22-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,141
Posted By downtube42

Ride your bike. Enjoy. Get where you want to be....

Ride your bike. Enjoy. Get where you want to be. That's the point.

Lock it it not, live with the consequences.
09-22-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 10,764
Posted By wgscott

Unplug the battery and try it again.

Unplug the battery and try it again.
09-22-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,765
Posted By LV2TNDM

You'd be right if they were assembled by WalMart...

You'd be right if they were assembled by WalMart staff or one of their vendors. But they aren't. They're shipped direct to consumer after being fully assembled like what Bikes Direct does. This is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,970
Posted By silverado8405

I started out with no gloves after finding out I...

I started out with no gloves after finding out I hated padded gloves. One crash fixed that and I searched and found gloves without padding. Saved my hands this year when I crashed after my foot...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,970
Posted By rubiksoval

In the winter it's too cold to ride without...

In the winter it's too cold to ride without gloves. In the summer it's too hot and sweaty to ride without gloves. Fall and spring seem to only last about 3 hours each.

So, I always wear gloves.
09-19-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 993
Posted By sheddle

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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09-19-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,168
Posted By billridesbikes

The guy is 80 years old. Even if he was charged...

The guy is 80 years old. Even if he was charged any jail sentence probably wouldnít be VERY long. Likely he wonít be charged at all and probably wonít even lose his license.
If youíre over 70 you...
09-19-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,232
Posted By delbiker1

I think it is myself.

I think it is myself.
09-19-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 993
Posted By guy1138

I have to be thankful that even though my primary...

I have to be thankful that even though my primary skill set was devastated by the pandemic, my secondary skill set (bicycle repair) was in unprecedented demand. Prices were inflated enough that, for...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,140
Posted By cyccommute

Before getting out the scourges, take a step back...

Before getting out the scourges, take a step back and look at scale. There has been about 1 billion bicycles made up to now. At an average of 30 lb of metal apiece, that would be 15,000,000 tons of...
09-18-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,168
Posted By Leisesturm

IKR! It never fails. Something tragic happens and...

IKR! It never fails. Something tragic happens and they pounce. All the pent up advice to do this that and the other correct thing comes pouring out. Out of context. Cell phones, visibility ......
Forum: Commuting
09-18-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,140
Posted By Harhir

I agree that bikes also use resources but they...

I agree that bikes also use resources but they use a lot less resources that cars, SUVs or trucks. Producing a bike costs a lot less resources than a 2ton truck. So many people in my area commute in...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,140
Posted By wphamilton

Absolutely I care that it's good for the...

Absolutely I care that it's good for the environment. It's not why I started bike commuting, and not the main reason I kept it up for the first few years. But it's important to me to put my...
09-16-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,048
Posted By FiftySix

Have you seen this NPR story...

Have you seen this NPR story (https://www.npr.org/2020/09/14/912029399/we-had-to-take-action-states-in-mexico-move-to-ban-junk-food-sales-to-minors) from south of the border? Excerpts below.
...
09-15-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,168
Posted By badger1

Please, explain to me why it matters whether or...

Please, explain to me why it matters whether or not technical innovations will "make texting and driving easier and safer for the driver".

I, for one, could give a rat's behind whether "texting...
09-15-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,855
Posted By Danhedonia

MattTheHat Oh, I get you. Well, I should have...

MattTheHat Oh, I get you. Well, I should have done a better job, I guess. What I really mind are the following:

1. Lack of respect for rules. If a rule says "keep right except to pass," then I...
09-14-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,196
Posted By Olefeller77

Never pass on a chance to argue over any little...

Never pass on a chance to argue over any little thing.
09-13-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By fietsbob

I have used friction shifters , the derailleur...

I have used friction shifters , the derailleur has 2 stroke limit screws H & L they stop the motion over the 1st & last cog.

its the synchronization of the clicks in the lever on the handle...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,704
Posted By grizzly907la

1989 Huffy

The worst bike I ever rode was a 1989 Huffy that I bought at Target. I rode it for a short amount of time, and had to get rid of it because the frame cracked. Just say no to Huffy!
09-13-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By berner

Awesome gesture. Just as I was thinking that the...

Awesome gesture. Just as I was thinking that the whole country was going down the drain, some real empathy.
09-13-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,196
Posted By berner

New England has many old towns with narrow...

New England has many old towns with narrow streets. I'm of the opinion that tractor and trailers, when are 40' or more in length are dangerous in many towns and lengths should be restricted.
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