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07-08-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2,304
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Posted By jlaw

Nice rig! The 3xx and 4xx Elance frames are...

Nice rig!

The 3xx and 4xx Elance frames are a really good choice for updating - 531 steel but usually cost a bit less than the 6xx and 7xx.
07-03-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By MattTheHat

Metric Double Century Ride...A Tale of Caution

I decided about a week ago that I wanted to do a night ride, starting at midnight:01 to be completed on the MUP in my local urban nature preserve. It seemed like today would be a good time to get...
07-01-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 885
Posted By KFrost

Update: Been a few weeks now, my longest ride has...

Update: Been a few weeks now, my longest ride has been 6 miles on fairly flat terrain. Last night i ran the same path i posted earlier to see if there was a change in my performance. I ran the same...
06-30-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,379
Posted By Tony Marley

Clipless is important on recumbents because you...

Clipless is important on recumbents because you pedal less efficiently if your feet slide off the pedals. The higher the bottom bracket compared to your hips, the more important this becomes.
06-28-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6,795
Views: 2,342,448
Posted By 10eroftheyear

Not steel, but my '99 GT build is rocking as my gravel bike

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06-23-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,458
Posted By veganbikes

"When you start to sizzle you move your ass" -...

"When you start to sizzle you move your ass" - Lewis Black

My favored Chamios stuff is Bike Glide from Body Glide. It is vegan (so no animal ingredients or testing) and nothing crazy but it works....
06-17-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,109
Posted By superdex

In colder weather I've been known to throw a can...

In colder weather I've been known to throw a can of ipa into my back jersey pocket. best. lunch. ever.
06-16-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 885
Posted By KFrost

Went on my first official ride on my Specialized...

Went on my first official ride on my Specialized Roll Elite. It was a fun time. Managed to knock out 1.6 miles at an average of 8mph. Not great, but definitely not bad for not riding for the last 12...
06-16-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By Paul Barnard

The hobbies I enjoy most are seeing a surge in...

The hobbies I enjoy most are seeing a surge in participation. Bike shops, kayak shops and gun shops are all running low on inventory.
06-15-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 799
Posted By Phil_gretz

Oh puh-leeeze...

Oh puh-leeeze...
06-15-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 799
Posted By MarcusT

My apologies. I did not realize that people were...

My apologies. I did not realize that people were dying on this planet. I guess if I do nothing for the rest of my life, I will contribute to people not dying.
I guess you have not ridden your bike...
06-01-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By KLOSHE

View from my saddle

inspired by "view from my window" posts in FB during this pandemic, i'll submit a view from my saddle
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05-25-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By ThermionicScott

One popular way to do it is to replace the big...

One popular way to do it is to replace the big ring with a chain guard. Rivendell and others sell "triple" cranks configured this way:
...
05-19-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,382
Posted By Koyote

Stuff happens. But it sounds like you had a nice...

Stuff happens. But it sounds like you had a nice interaction with the motorist, so all is good.
05-14-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,539
Posted By CliffordK

I'm in the camp that what doesn't kill the knees...

I'm in the camp that what doesn't kill the knees is good for the knees.
05-14-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,539
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I just ordered some 165mm cranks to experiment...

I just ordered some 165mm cranks to experiment and see if the benefits that friday1970 mentions are true. My bike currently has 175mm and I've never ridden anything shorter than a 172.5mm because...
05-13-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,504
Posted By Troul

I'll be on the lookout for ya if Im ever riding...

I'll be on the lookout for ya if Im ever riding in your location!
:giver:
04-29-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,574
Posted By Maelochs

The bigger cities are pretty bad, particularly...

The bigger cities are pretty bad, particularly during snowbird season, but even then, I think a lot of the issues ore operator error. There are a lot of distracted drivers, drunks, and very elderly...
04-23-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6,795
Views: 2,342,448
Posted By zjrog

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1989 Trek 950. Dropped in drop bars and RSX shifters/brake levers. 3x7,...
04-23-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,489
Posted By Classtime

My First Touring Bike: 85 TREK 620

Also my first Helicomatic and half-step plus granny shifting. And I'm eager to see what "nice" 27 x 1 1/4 tires are all about if I can make the Matrix Titan T passably true, and the Helicomatic...
04-22-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,574
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

If you could end covid 19 by sacrificing a part...

If you could end covid 19 by sacrificing a part of the USA, which state would you pick and why Florida?
04-18-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 28,522
Posted By Russ Roth

Not certain where I found this one, its been a...

Not certain where I found this one, its been a while, and I can't tell if its meant to pick on the earlier advertising that featured women.
...
04-15-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By dsbrantjr

Put the hammer down and step back slowly.....

Put the hammer down and step back slowly.....
Replies: 258
Views: 45,244
Posted By JDandy

I'm just now discovering this sub-forum. I guess...

I'm just now discovering this sub-forum. I guess I now can see myself becoming an endurance cyclist in the future. I certainly have an interest in this part of the cycling world. Below is a repost...
04-10-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 628
Posted By tds101

My lungs are clear, and I'm apparently ok'd for...

My lungs are clear, and I'm apparently ok'd for my return to work on Sunday.

I also got sick in January, and the symptoms were the same as Covid-19, but much milder. My doctor gave me antibiotics,...
Replies: 258
Views: 45,244
Posted By ooga-booga

around the summer of 2001 on a lemond buenos...

around the summer of 2001 on a lemond buenos aires 853 reynolds steel frame. 106 miles north from chula vista, ca up to oceanside and back mainly via the north/south conduits of
el camino real and...
Replies: 258
Views: 45,244
Posted By bluehills3149

I started riding as a cheaper way to get to...

I started riding as a cheaper way to get to college when I was about 20yo but I quickly found I enjoyed it so would venture further from home till I was riding 50 or 60 km rides from my home in...
04-02-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,766
Posted By ridethecliche

Thanks for all the input! With everything...

Thanks for all the input!

With everything going on, I think things are on the backburner from a time perspective. I might try working on things during down time and on days off. I think I have...
Forum: Introductions
03-23-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,666
Posted By rseeker

I'm always impressed when people take their...

I'm always impressed when people take their health seriously, because a lot of people don't. Good for you.

I've been at it for three years and the benefits are obvious every time I do something...
03-23-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 528
Posted By alcjphil

Watching car chase scenes while riding rollers...

Watching car chase scenes while riding rollers can be very tricky, especially in the corners
03-22-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By cb400bill

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03-20-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 813
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

Yeah, I'm 5' 7" and find the same. I follow the...

Yeah, I'm 5' 7" and find the same. I follow the sizing charts, but all my bikes have the stem in the lowest position. Perhaps the sizing charts are not as well calibrated for smaller riders. In...
03-18-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 167
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1983) PEUGEOT PSV-10

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Forum: Introductions
03-17-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,666
Posted By DorkDisk

Hi; From an older cyclist: Nothing has...

Hi;

From an older cyclist: Nothing has helped slow my aging process more than the fitness base of 30 years of cycling and having a very low BMI; on the other hand, nothing has hurt my aging...
03-11-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 570
Posted By SClaraPokeman

I don't undo zippers all the way on the road like...

I don't undo zippers all the way on the road like a European pro on an extended hill climb, because no one would want to see that, but I do like undoing them before showering because I don't have to...
02-27-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 935
Posted By bikemike73

Its amazing what people will throw away. I have...

Its amazing what people will throw away. I have seen more than a few bikes outside near the dumpster at my LBS.

Most are walmart cheap store bikes.

BUT I have picked up a few good bikes. One...
02-24-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,361
Posted By RH Clark

It's a mind set thing. A materialistic mind is...

It's a mind set thing. A materialistic mind is looking for the "thing" to make them happy. A person freed from materialism will find joy in any "thing".

I'm a gun guy too but I'm trading a S&W...
02-11-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,455
Posted By BobbyG

laychris Professional riders have used indoor...

laychris Professional riders have used indoor trainers for over a century. There is no shame in "riding the spinning bike". There are many reasons people make use of indoor spin bikes, schedules,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,050
Posted By jsigone

196 18 6 miles since commuting counts too

196
18
6 miles since commuting counts too
01-12-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,203
Posted By wolfchild

I think the main reason why there are no high...

I think the main reason why there are no high school races is because of lack of interest in cycling....Majority of high school students have no interest in owning a bicycle and using that bicycle,...
01-12-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,694
Posted By canklecat

Burning Man...

Burning Man (https://journal.burningman.org/2018/08/black-rock-city/survive-and-thrive/happy-together-bicycles-and-burning-man/).
...
01-11-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 789
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Red and silver are two of my favorite combos. I...

Red and silver are two of my favorite combos. I built this one up last year and gave it to a friend.

Nice job on your Miyata. I had no idea about using Oxalic Acid. Do you have a certain...
01-11-20, 01:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 789
Posted By norcalmike

I'd hit that

I'd hit that
01-06-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,386
Posted By Moe Zhoost

So I have a tadpole trike in addition to my many...

So I have a tadpole trike in addition to my many conventional bikes. No need for this discussion to be polarized since these two vehicles are quite a bit different, but both are endearing in their...
12-27-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 14,910
Posted By bikebikebike

There are more cars and even if the proportion of...

There are more cars and even if the proportion of jerks driving them is stable, there are more of them , and then add in the cocooning and distractions.

I am an urban rider and have to avoid a car...
12-23-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 14,910
Posted By myisland

If you use a phone in a moving vehicle you should...

If you use a phone in a moving vehicle you should lose your license for a year. That needs to be the rule at a minimum.
12-23-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,722
Posted By wolfchild

Indoor riding doesn't create elite level...

Indoor riding doesn't create elite level athletes, what creates an elite level athlete is their mindset and genetics...Obsession with getting their watts and numbers higher is driving non-pro...
04-19-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,965
Posted By downtube42

Most recreational riders are operating so far...

Most recreational riders are operating so far below their athletic potential, that age is not much of a factor until quite late in life. Injuries and disease aside, sustaining speed and endurance...
09-04-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,737
Posted By Ghazmh

i wonder what that number is on average? My wife...

i wonder what that number is on average? My wife has slowly come around to accept the completely rational logic behind me needing a 7th bike.
Forum: Great Lakes
08-06-18, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,402
Posted By supercharger

Hometown Bicycle near Brighton has a very...

Hometown Bicycle near Brighton has a very knowledgeable service manager. Not a lot of parts but good service and quick turnaround time.
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