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09-25-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 294
Posted By WT160

Why don't you ride it a while and see how you...

Why don't you ride it a while and see how you like it. The only thing that I see that I might change right off might be the saddle, but it all depends on what's comfortable for you.
09-25-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 921
Posted By pdlamb

Oookay. Did I mention I know from experience the...

Oookay. Did I mention I know from experience the speed at which my cyclometer stops registering movement while slowly climbing? When I'm going that slow, getting off and walking a few hundred yards...
09-24-20, 02:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 396
Posted By JoeTBM

BTW, Not that it really matters but that is a...

BTW, Not that it really matters but that is a sheet rock screw
09-23-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 396
Posted By dscheidt

Use a cotton ball. Fluff it up, and it will...

Use a cotton ball. Fluff it up, and it will catch on whatever is sticking into the tire. Put a couple in your flat kit. They cost almost nothing, weigh nothing, take up no room. In a pinch, you...
09-22-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By Outrider1

I'm not a big dummy. And stop calling me Surly.

I'm not a big dummy. And stop calling me Surly.
09-22-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,716
Posted By vespasianus

Why do people respond to these absolutely asinine...

Why do people respond to these absolutely asinine posts?
09-22-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,716
Posted By genejockey

You also have to stop eating so much.

You also have to stop eating so much.
09-22-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,716
Posted By wgscott

Unplug the battery and try it again.

Unplug the battery and try it again.
09-22-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,405
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Of course not, even a broken clock is right once...

Of course not, even a broken clock is right once or twice a day, and platitudes from posters with an obvious financial or emotional bias might even have a ring of truth every now and then.
09-21-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By berner

All's Well That Ends Well

A few days ago my car ended up with a dead battery while parked in front of the library. Mostly my own fault as I'd left the headlights on. But the battery was old and it had crossed my mind to...
09-21-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,049
Posted By 2old

Either it's the terrain I ride (very hilly) or...

Either it's the terrain I ride (very hilly) or obtuseness, but my BBS02 doesn't feel as though it's "kicking in" or "out". Almost all the time it's the choice to ride over a Yahama- equipped Haibike,...
09-20-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Posted By 55murray

I would replace the chain, the rusty cassette...

I would replace the chain, the rusty cassette would not bother me much, just hose it down with wd40 to darken it and keep it from rusting further.
09-19-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 510
Posted By genejockey

I have 4 road bikes, each of which has its own...

I have 4 road bikes, each of which has its own particular flavor, from 30 year old Italian steel with 15 year old Campy kit to brand new carbon fiber with 105 and disc brakes. I ride whichever one I...
09-18-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,036
Posted By TugaDude

I think the fact it was this persons first post...

I think the fact it was this persons first post speaks volumes.
09-17-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 451
Posted By mack_turtle

I've used a cassette wear gauge tool and I found...

I've used a cassette wear gauge tool and I found it to be useless. to test cassette wear:
1. install new chain
2. ride bike
if the cassette skips under the new chain and you didn't do anything...
09-17-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,810
Posted By Koyote

Money is like sex: the more someone talks about...

Money is like sex: the more someone talks about it, the less he has.
09-16-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,810
Posted By sarhog

He’s just trying to pimp his YouTube channel.

He’s just trying to pimp his YouTube channel.
09-16-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,810
Posted By livedarklions

I tried, but I couldn't make it halfway through...

I tried, but I couldn't make it halfway through the video. Honestly, if your perspective is that $3000 is a low-end bike, and you have so many expensive bikes that you're using an expensive TT bike...
Forum: Touring
09-16-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 780
Posted By Happy Feet

This topic comes up every so often and I usually...

This topic comes up every so often and I usually say the same thing. It all depends on your power needs and whether you do other outdoor activities that require similar power supply.

For the most...
09-15-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By sarhog

I happen to think it’s quite funny, maybe you can...

I happen to think it’s quite funny, maybe you can purchase a sense of humor online.


Not from Germany though.... they’re not funny.

Out of line? There’s a line? I don’t like standing in...
09-13-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,613
Posted By daviddavieboy

This is my gravel bike which is also a road bike....

This is my gravel bike which is also a road bike. Usually leave my house on a ride on pavement and if I find gravel roads along the way than I don't need to turn around. It may be 50 years old but so...
09-13-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,613
Posted By seedsbelize

As recently as six months ago I swore I would be...

As recently as six months ago I swore I would be a pure roadie for life. Then came the lockdown. Then came the reopening and the drivers in my area not only forgot how to be courteous, but also...
09-13-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,613
Posted By ofajen

I believe our Katy Trail state park is now 239...

I believe our Katy Trail state park is now 239 miles. I think there is a “239” sticker for those who ride it in a day. My older son had a soccer teammate who did that a couple of years ago.

Otto
09-12-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By dsbrantjr

Not cheap but no chain to break: ...

Not cheap but no chain to break: https://www.amazon.com/Pedros-142722-Vise-Whip/dp/B001Q270CC Use on the small cog, put a chain whip on one of the larger ones where you have better leverage.
09-09-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 710
Posted By nomadmax

Baseball card and a clothes pin.

Baseball card and a clothes pin.
09-06-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,722
Posted By rosefarts

I've flown over the bars a few times. Usually...

I've flown over the bars a few times. Usually from a rock or root that stops me cold. Once from a pile of other riders that went down immediately in front of me. Hood of a car, twice. A curb. A...
09-04-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 516
Posted By hillyman

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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your not even in the ballpark. Montague Fit
09-04-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By 2old

Easiest way is to try a different battery (of...

Easiest way is to try a different battery (of course) since it's most likely the culprit especially if the controller isn't hot to the touch when it shuts down. Also, I wouldn't charge that battery...
09-04-20, 04:51 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,722
Posted By nomadmax

I've gone over the handlebars of many bikes;...

I've gone over the handlebars of many bikes; never was it the fault of the brakes (of any kind). This isn't an "equipment" thing, it's a "skills" thing. Once you objectively identify the true...
09-01-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By Koyote

Depends on the neighborhood, your risk tolerance,...

Depends on the neighborhood, your risk tolerance, the bike's value, etc. No one can reliably answer the question for you.
09-01-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 936
Posted By rydabent

Sorry it had to happen. But you cant let one...

Sorry it had to happen. But you cant let one random accident control your life. If that was the case everyone would be hiding in their basement.
08-31-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 839
Posted By trailangel

I like Stripes.......! ...

I like Stripes.......!

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08-30-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,437
Posted By ramzilla

I've had very good results from using heavy duty...

I've had very good results from using heavy duty 26" Goodyear tubes on my 26" x 1.95" mountain bike wheels. Didn't know there were Goodyear branded bike tires available. If they're as good as their...
08-27-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By dwmckee

We have an original Phil Wood spoke cutter in our...

We have an original Phil Wood spoke cutter in our shop with a S/N below 100. It still works perfectly and has to be over 30 years old. We have to readjust it and replace the rolling dies every few...
08-25-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,062
Posted By bblair

Thanks for that video, it confirms what I...

Thanks for that video, it confirms what I thought. $200 for a slot to store my sunglasses seems a bit much.

I guess I could follow my wife's lead and buy the one that goes with my outfit.
08-23-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,161
Posted By dedhed

https://www.amazon.com/Wheel-Master-18-23C-Freewhe...

https://www.amazon.com/Wheel-Master-18-23C-Freewheel-126mm/dp/B0063R24OY
08-23-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 889
Posted By rollagain

Somebody's bound to jump on me for this, but if...

Somebody's bound to jump on me for this, but if you want to see and photograph the most interesting stuff, get off the bike and walk. Maybe take along some kind of small pack or bag that you don't...
08-21-20, 12:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,212
Posted By Maelochs

Standing on hills, even steep hills, is easy. I...

Standing on hills, even steep hills, is easy. I can do it for hours.

Riding my bike up them, on the other hand ....

livedarklions, downtube42, and 79pmooney pretty much hit all the high...
08-20-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,220
Posted By Phil_gretz

I missed the OP's response immediately below. If...

I missed the OP's response immediately below. If he can compare the fit of the Verve to one of his desired bikes, he'll have a decent enough idea of whether it'll work out fit-wise. Otherwise, most...
08-20-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,060
Posted By Hartmmike

A tip I got from youtube; don't fill your tank...

A tip I got from youtube; don't fill your tank with solvent use plain water and put the part to be cleaned in a jar with your solvent of choice and put the jar in the water. It saves a lot of...
08-18-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,065
Posted By blakcloud

Th Domane is a fine choice. You get all the...

Th Domane is a fine choice. You get all the benefits of the endurance fit and you get ISO speed to smooth out the chatter. You could spend less but you specifically chose the SL5 as your starting...
08-18-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,285
Posted By TobFromme

If you plan on keeping the bike long term, then...

If you plan on keeping the bike long term, then resale value shouldn't matter. If you love the bike, it rides well for you, and you have no plans of upgrading, I wouldn't hesitate to put $200 into...
08-17-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By BoraxKid

Your answer is beyond useless. OP has a question...

Your answer is beyond useless. OP has a question about why their functional bike stopped functioning, and you decide to brow beat them over where they decided to make their purchase? You are the...
08-17-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,952
Posted By Reflector Guy

Reminds me of some of the photography forums...

Reminds me of some of the photography forums where the conventional wisdom suggests that one isn't a "photographer" unless one shoots with a $5000+ Leica "M" camera, and travels via rickshaw to...
08-17-20, 04:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,952
Posted By livedarklions

What you call a "DUI bum rider" is probably...

What you call a "DUI bum rider" is probably someone more dependent on their bicycle than me or thee, and it's ridiculous to call that putt putt. Frankly, we're just assuming the badly dressed person...
08-16-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,929
Posted By dsbrantjr

But they do give the ability to swap the wheels...

But they do give the ability to swap the wheels between rim brake and disc brake bikes.
08-14-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,074
Posted By Daniel4

Another dog story

My usual park trail takes me through a short tunnel under a highway. When I emerged from the tunnel, there was an unleashed beagle running around. It started chasing me so I slowed down. Its owner...
08-14-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,084
Posted By Kapusta

When comparing 1x to 2x, it is not just the...

When comparing 1x to 2x, it is not just the overall range to consider, but the gear ratio spacing. Often, 1x will have a wider range cassette, which, assuming the same number if cogs, means wider...
08-13-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,084
Posted By delbiker1

IMO, if you are going to be riding pavement a...

IMO, if you are going to be riding pavement a fair amount on this bike, go for the 2x.
08-13-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,550
Posted By bmcer

It's kinda like getting an STD off a toilet...

It's kinda like getting an STD off a toilet seat.... Within the realm of possibility I supose, but it'd be damned uncomfortable.
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