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12-25-20, 05:29 PM
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Posted By DeadGrandpa

I can tell you that if all you do is lube and...

I can tell you that if all you do is lube and wipe your chain every 150 miles or so, you will need to replace everything in your drive train after 5k or 10k miles. Front chain ring or rings, chain...
12-25-20, 05:08 PM
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Posted By fooferdoggie

you want to plan ahead. but what I do is push...

you want to plan ahead. but what I do is push hard then letup and shift. lean what gears you need on what slopes.
08-31-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,518
Posted By Milton Keynes

I wouldn't say they're useless. Yes, the lights...

I wouldn't say they're useless. Yes, the lights are better but there's nothing lost by using both lights and reflectors at night.
08-18-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,518
Posted By Reflector Guy

Absolutely. Reflectors are life savers!

Absolutely. Reflectors are life savers!
08-10-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,618
Posted By August West

I ordered a mountain bike two weeks ago Saturday...

I ordered a mountain bike two weeks ago Saturday and was given an estimate of January for the delivery so you are not alone.

In the mean time I'm starting to get everything together that I can...
04-30-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,909
Posted By HerrKaLeun

What about overcast weather? And UV levels are...

What about overcast weather? And UV levels are low, whichvis how we survive on this planet thanks to the ozone layer.

UV used for disinfection, like in air handlers is very strong and will damage...
04-30-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,909
Posted By Russ Roth

First time I went out with a mask it was one the...

First time I went out with a mask it was one the wife stitched up for use in the nursing home, triple layer; that was awful to experience. The purpose of the mask is to inhibit your breath and keep...
04-30-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,909
Posted By Speedway2

With the amount of air pollution rising in the...

With the amount of air pollution rising in the Big City and the fact that I have seasonal allergies, I considered wearing an air filtration mask. The RZ mask is a reuseable mask made of nylon mesh...
04-30-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,909
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Where I live masks are required in any closed...

Where I live masks are required in any closed public space and recommended outdoors. I usually ride solo out in the country without a mask. I also rarely come within twenty feet of other cyclists or...
04-30-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,909
Posted By GlennR

Two days ago I saw some recreational riders ride...

Two days ago I saw some recreational riders ride past my house wearing masks and no helmets.

So they made a decision that the odds of crashing and hitting their head was less than catching...
04-30-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,909
Posted By pbass

I wear a bandana and only pull it up if I get...

I wear a bandana and only pull it up if I get close to anyone, or anyone w/o a mask passes me and I'm in their slipstream. I'm seeing about 30/70 percent riders with/without face coverings where I...
04-30-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,909
Posted By DrIsotope

I see an occasional rider in a mask-- more power...

I see an occasional rider in a mask-- more power to 'em. I won't do it. Too hot, too restrictive of breathing. Then the whole thing about the negative effects of re-breathing your own breath.

I...
04-30-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,909
Posted By ririder

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Yesterday while I did a 40 miler.
04-30-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,909
Posted By Litespud

the great outdoors will dilute any exhaled...

the great outdoors will dilute any exhaled aerosol to nothing in seconds, add the killing effect of sunshine UV, and IMO unless someone coughs directly into your face, nothing is going to happen. I...
04-30-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,909
Posted By canklecat

Nope. Sometimes I'll wear a surgical mask on cold...

Nope. Sometimes I'll wear a surgical mask on cold dry winter rides to minimize sinus headaches. But I can't breathe well enough in warm weather for more than a walking type exertion on a bike ride....
04-30-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,909
Posted By philbob57

My wife made us masks. I can walk with the mask...

My wife made us masks. I can walk with the mask on, but I'd get short of breath quickly on a bike. I'll carry a mask with me in case I seek or offer help.
04-30-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,909
Posted By GeneO

The 6 feet is for a static distance. When you are...

The 6 feet is for a static distance. When you are following or passing someone, you need to keep out of their slipstream. which can be up to 60 feet long for a cyclist from one study.

Now the mask...
04-30-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,909
Posted By Oneder

You could get it from just one drop. The 6 foot...

You could get it from just one drop. The 6 foot rule is not a guarantee of anything just a starting point. I wear n95 for shopping but surgical mask if I go biking and it will likely be busy out.
11-12-19, 02:34 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,564
Posted By downhillmaster

Nope. Itís recently been proven that it is...

Nope.
Itís recently been proven that it is never worth buying anything expensive.
11-12-19, 12:53 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,564
Posted By bpcyclist

I have to wear bifocals now and am also almost...

I have to wear bifocals now and am also almost totally color blind. It's weird but there was a period in the 90s when I was running a lot of marathons and Nike was for some reason making orange...
11-12-19, 12:46 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,564
Posted By Clyde1820

Some years back, I once did a set of the Oakley...

Some years back, I once did a set of the Oakley "M" frames and prescription lenses. Polarized, prescription. Quite spendy, ~$600 or so, and that was 20yrs ago. A great wrap-around shape to the...
11-11-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,564
Posted By MikeyMK

I'm quite heavily colourblind, and need...

I'm quite heavily colourblind, and need bronze-red lenses, so that's my first concern.
Happy with my current pair, which were an hour's wage - though the best I had were Bloc.

I'd like some...
11-11-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,564
Posted By burnthesheep

Are you an obsessive compulsive that executes to...

Are you an obsessive compulsive that executes to the ďtĒ. Then sure.

Otherwise youíre like the rest of is thatíll forget theyíre tossed on the drivers seat and crunch them. Or pull the rookie...
11-11-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,564
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

expensive bikes, clothes, cars, houses, meals,...

expensive bikes, clothes, cars, houses, meals, tv's, phones, golf clubs is it worth it?? well it may be to you or it may not be

for me, I need real sunglasses that means costas and maui jims. they...
11-11-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,564
Posted By aeshultz

Just went through all of this when my decades-old...

Just went through all of this when my decades-old trusty Bolles needed a new prescription. The insert was so old that they shattered when the lab tried inserting the new progressive lenses. Insert...
11-11-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,564
Posted By Gresp15C

My view is that glasses and sunglasses are priced...

My view is that glasses and sunglasses are priced in dollars per year. So, if you tend to break or lose them, then they get more expensive. I tend to buy things cheaper, if they tend to get broken or...
11-11-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,564
Posted By billnuke1

The screen on the gas pump can disappear, too! ...

The screen on the gas pump can disappear, too!
If you take your glasses off in the attempt to read the screen...can’t read without my glasses!
Gotta run back to the glass case for the other...
11-11-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,564
Posted By Sy Reene

A question for those with prescriptions.. how do...

A question for those with prescriptions.. how do you get the lenses made so you can both read a Garmin at the 1-2 ft distance, as well as progressive out for infinity/distance viewing? I tried a...
11-11-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,564
Posted By indyfabz

You want something shatterproof.

You want something shatterproof.
11-11-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,564
Posted By baldilocks

I go with the cheap ones and just buy extras. I...

I go with the cheap ones and just buy extras. I usually get two or three seasons out of a pair, but I'm hard on sun glasses.
11-11-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,564
Posted By John_V

I've been wearing Tifosi photochromatic...

I've been wearing Tifosi photochromatic sunglasses for about 6 years. For the $69.00 that I originally paid for them, they have more than paid for themselves. I did get the lens scratched in a crash,...
11-11-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,564
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

I wore cheap sunglasses for a while but they...

I wore cheap sunglasses for a while but they caused migraine headaches with the distortion. Went with Oakley M frames and never looked back.

A few months ago I picked up another pair, custom...
11-11-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,564
Posted By bbbean

The lifetime warranty on my Rudy Project glasses...

The lifetime warranty on my Rudy Project glasses has more than paid for whatever premium I paid for the brand. Glasses fit great, perform great, look great, and if you find yourself skidding down the...
11-11-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,564
Posted By billnuke1

I donít have the luxury...

I donít have the luxury of using polarized sunglasses anymore...vision change.
I have tried the clip ons and they rattle!
I have tried the oversized polarized glasses and they donít seem to fit...
11-11-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,564
Posted By rosefarts

If you're young with no eye problems, the $30-50...

If you're young with no eye problems, the $30-50 range is your friend. Optic Nerve One is on the top of the list.

I lost vision on glacier in a blizzard about 12 years ago. Even though I could see...
11-10-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,564
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Have been using dollar store sunglasses for...

Have been using dollar store sunglasses for years. I buy 5-10 every year and don't cry when I sit on one or lose one.
11-10-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,564
Posted By robnol

heck no Ö.they are preying on the cyclists vanity...

heck no Ö.they are preying on the cyclists vanity to look more pro or seem hardcore
11-10-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,564
Posted By biketampa

tifosi have worked well for me.

tifosi have worked well for me.
11-10-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,564
Posted By aclinjury

Oakleys are way overpriced! and their tints are...

Oakleys are way overpriced! and their tints are MUCH more easily damaged, and easier to peel in hot & humid environment (eg, Asia). I have 3 pairs of Oakleys that do this in Thailand. Will never...
11-10-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,564
Posted By NoWhammies

I have no problems spending good money on...

I have no problems spending good money on glasses. All of my cycling glasses to date have been Oakley's. If you watch the sales, you can usually get them at a good price.
11-10-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,564
Posted By Koyote

I have found that, when it comes to sunglasses,...

I have found that, when it comes to sunglasses, you get what you pay for. I haven't bought anything but Oakley in years. My oldest pair is about 11 years old, and they are still in good shape after...
11-10-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,564
Posted By Sy Reene

I find the it's worth it to get the expensive and...

I find the it's worth it to get the expensive and nice sunglasses when they're on sale for 50%+ off. Eg. Smith Attacks on Steep&Cheap at $100 (vs. $250 msrp)
...
11-10-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,564
Posted By Hiro11

In my opinion, no. Expensive sunglasses are a...

In my opinion, no. Expensive sunglasses are a total waste of money. I say this as someone who ones two pairs of Oakley Jawbreakers and 2 pairs of 100% S2s. Make of this what you will.
11-10-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,564
Posted By bpcyclist

Why is it that, the more expensive the...

Why is it that, the more expensive the sunglasses, the more likely I am to lose them? What is that? I can't figure it out. I'm not generally absentminded. But I can't tell you how many nice pair of...
11-10-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,564
Posted By wolfchild

When it comes to sunglasses I go cheap. It's one...

When it comes to sunglasses I go cheap. It's one of those items that can get easily damaged and broken. I've lost count how many sunglasses I damaged and broken over the last few years. It's not...
11-10-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,564
Posted By badger1

To me, yes. To you, or others, who knows? ...

To me, yes. To you, or others, who knows?

Your money; your decision. I require prescription lenses. My Rudy Project Rydons are brilliant in every respect: very light, durable (six+ years now), and...
11-10-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,564
Posted By Cyclist753

I've had my Brikos over 30 years! Remember: the...

I've had my Brikos over 30 years! Remember: the quality remains long after the price is forgotten. Oakleys aren't what they used to be. The brand was acquired by Luxottica a couple of years ago and...
11-10-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,564
Posted By CAT7RDR

I have a pair of Oakley Black Iridium. I like the...

I have a pair of Oakley Black Iridium. I like the clear contrast optics but they just do not fit right under my helmet. I use them now for hiking. Oakley would not fill my Rx request so screw'em.
...
11-10-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,564
Posted By The_Joe

I have had good experiences with both Tifosi and...

I have had good experiences with both Tifosi and Goodr. I have also had very bad lick with losing sunglasses both on and off the bike. So ~$50 is about where I max out on a glasses investment.
...
11-10-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,564
Posted By kingston

I wore cheap sunglasses for years and always...

I wore cheap sunglasses for years and always thought they worked fine. The nice thing about cheap sunglasses is if something happens to them it's not that big of a deal to replace them. I moved to...
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