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07-16-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,128
Posted By Jon T

Got'cha beat--my one and only bike is an '84 Pug...

Got'cha beat--my one and only bike is an '84 Pug that I bought new. Still running the Helicomatic drive and friction shifters it came with. No plans to retire or replace it or add any more. It ain't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10,226
Views: 2,660,100
Posted By mpp

Happy new member to Cannondale club! Picked up a...

Happy new member to Cannondale club! Picked up a NOS 2016 CAAD12 Disc 105 3 weeks ago. Put 250mi on it so far and loving it. Running with stock components + Look Keo Max 2 Carbon pedals + Wahoo...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By Kurogashi

105

105
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 955
Posted By biketocamp

Thanks for the kind words and checking it out....

Thanks for the kind words and checking it out. It's a 29 mile commute one way but I don't do it every day. It is pretty flat most of the way and takes me about 1 hour 45 minutes without a flat or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 955
Posted By biketocamp

Exploded Vittoria Corsa G+ Road Tire - With Video

Hi everyone. In the market for a new tire. A couple of days ago I was riding during a work commute. My route is about 29 miles and 5 miles in my Vittoria Corsa G+ tire exploded on me. I had put...
07-05-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By XTR

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07-02-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 604
Posted By SpeedofLite

50 Years Ago: July 1969 in Bicycling! magazine

As usual, let me know if you'd like to see something else listed in the ToC and I'll do my best to send you a pdf.
Just send me a PM that includes your email address.

Note the Road Test (Huffy...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,205
Posted By Kedosto

Wife was in the car with me. We'd just finished...

Wife was in the car with me. We'd just finished a great ride and were engrossed in conversation, reliving our triumphs and stumbles from the mornings ride. When I attempted to whip into the garage...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,205
Posted By zjrog

I've had everything loaded in the car for a ride,...

I've had everything loaded in the car for a ride, bike on the roof... Forgot the front wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,205
Posted By BenBoozer

On a recent commute to work, I ran over a piece...

On a recent commute to work, I ran over a piece of coil spring about an inch long. No problem, I’ll get off the bike and replace the tube only to find I left my saddle bag at home with spare tube,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,205
Posted By Kedosto

Tried to drive into my garage with two bikes...

Tried to drive into my garage with two bikes mounted to the roof rack. Totaled two bikes, the rack, the roof of the car, the bottom of the garage door, the garage door opener and the trim work...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 03:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,205
Posted By Greatestalltime

The best time to forget to open the valve is when...

The best time to forget to open the valve is when youíre using your only c02 cartridge.
06-15-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,391
Posted By 3alarmer

...Waterford, WI by the decals.

...Waterford, WI by the decals.
06-12-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 12,553
Posted By indyfabz

Also....I live in Philadelphia. Downtown has a...

Also....I live in Philadelphia. Downtown has a lot of two-lane streets that can be full of slow-stopped traffic during weekdays and even on some weekends. Even the wider streets in town can be full...
Forum: Foo
06-09-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,504
Posted By CliffordK

Can't you just bring up a photo of a smore on...

Can't you just bring up a photo of a smore on your smartphone, while watching Bear Grylls reruns on the smart phone?
Forum: Foo
06-07-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,504
Posted By fietsbob

In the Boy Scouts , for me that was the 50's, we...

In the Boy Scouts , for me that was the 50's, we learned how to make campfires

by 1st carefully preparing the ground around where the fire circle was to be sited,

and also being Prepared ...
06-07-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,947
Posted By DrDyno

Interesting you should mention longer rides. It...

Interesting you should mention longer rides. It hadn't occurred to me but, since adding the SPD's, I've been averaging 10 miles per week longer than previously. Never thought it could be the clip-ins...
06-05-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,870
Posted By Loose Chain

I love the Thruxton too. I might would settle for...

I love the Thruxton too. I might would settle for the new Speed Twin however. For cyclists, the Thruxton fit is very natural and comfortable.
06-01-19, 12:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,870
Posted By Loose Chain

I am 65 and have a fleet of both, a taste of my...

I am 65 and have a fleet of both, a taste of my bicycles:

https://i.postimg.cc/SsRq8JX9/IMG-1002.jpg (https://postimages.org/)

https://i.postimg.cc/3rLD3mSp/IMG-5267.jpg...
05-31-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,365
Posted By bargeon

Counting the time it takes for my wife to come...

Counting the time it takes for my wife to come and pick me up? Could be a half hour or more :)
05-31-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,870
Posted By bruce19

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05-31-19, 02:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,870
Posted By StuBerger

Iím 60 and hereís my two bikes ...

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,181
Posted By wgscott

As if the front tire ever goes flat.

As if the front tire ever goes flat.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,590
Posted By Steve B.

Letís think about that a bit. How exactly...

Letís think about that a bit.

How exactly does the LBS inspect a carbon frame ?.

Customer A comes in and says ďI had a small accident and want to know if the frame is OK to ride ?Ē. I...
05-26-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 161,609
Posted By Craptacular8

1988 ST400 Rebuild

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Just finished the rebuild on this 1988 ST400. Had...
05-25-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,670
Posted By Rajflyboy

Everybody should have pride in their own country

Everybody should have pride in their own country
05-25-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,670
Posted By indyfabz

Don't know. It's in Bedford. I have always...

Don't know. It's in Bedford. I have always assumed it's where they actually made bikes back in the day.

Bilenky, Firth & Wilson (started by a former Bilenky employee) and Engin are the only three...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,486
Posted By Armyguy1914

Hey

Well where can I find those And in my size? I'm about 5'6 so its hard. I found one on craigslist not sure if good deal I post some pictures of it....
05-23-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,678
Posted By canklecat

Best buy I've found in road bike tires is the...

Best buy I've found in road bike tires is the Continental Ultra Sport II. Reasonably low rolling resistance, tough, durable but also grippy tread. They cost a whopping $15 each, sometimes less via...
05-23-19, 02:12 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 161,609
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Beautiful bike from a beautiful era in Cannondale...

Beautiful bike from a beautiful era in Cannondale history. Love that green! The green/silver/black composition also looks super sharp. And I see some Superbe Pro on it! :)

I haven't found these...
05-22-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 161,609
Posted By lonesomesteve

I recently acquired this 1985 SR500. I was...

I recently acquired this 1985 SR500. I was expecting the ride to be a bit jarring compared to the steel bikes I usually ride, but I've been pleasantly surprised by ride quality of this beast.
...
Forum: Foo
05-22-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,096
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I've heard they have good Nordic skiing, so the...

I've heard they have good Nordic skiing, so the winters must be nice. :)
05-22-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 161,609
Posted By audiomagnate

1990 3.0 SR400 Criterium Series

I picked this up a couple weeks ago. It was listed on Letgo for $93.01 but I negotiated the seller down to a cool $93 even. The tires were shot and it needed a little TLC but now I ride it every day....
Forum: Foo
05-22-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,096
Posted By indyfabz

Winters are cold and usually snowy, but not...

Winters are cold and usually snowy, but not brutal. I have started four loop tours from there since 2011. (Heading there again for a tour on June 15th.) Seems like spring has been coming earlier and...
05-21-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 161,609
Posted By spedrunr

1988 Cannondale Team Crest 50cm

Posted my 56cm on facebook Vintage Cannondales for fun and traded frames for this appropriately sized 50cm that I can now ride safely...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,778
Posted By burnthesheep

1. https://www.bikecalc.com/speed_at_cadence 2....

1. https://www.bikecalc.com/speed_at_cadence
2. https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/dm/DM-CS0004-04-ENG.pdf

Next, for a 12-25 in 11spd you get 1 tooth jumps starting all the way up at the 19. Whatever...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,486
Posted By Maelochs

Maybe fit doesn't matter on a a one-minute...

Maybe fit doesn't matter on a a one-minute downhill run, but if you plan on sitting on a tiny little seat for several hours, your weight has to be in all the right places and your posture has to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,676
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Limos for the rich and taxpayer-paid gas guzzling...

Limos for the rich and taxpayer-paid gas guzzling SUVs for the fat arsed legislators...all the while they lecture us on conservation and global warming. :notamused:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,676
Posted By Lemond1985

Letting the roads crumble here has become a form...

Letting the roads crumble here has become a form of virtue signalling, it shows you're "down with the struggle" to get everyone out of their cars and onto trains and buses (and limos for the rich...
05-17-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,765
Posted By drlogik

I used to carry a multi-tool on each of my bikes....

I used to carry a multi-tool on each of my bikes. There's only one bike that has a multi-tool in its seat bag now. I love multi-tools! They're cool. I have expensive ones and cheap ones and now I...
Forum: Foo
05-13-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 795
Posted By jimincalif

This!

This!
05-08-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,872
Posted By noglider

canklecat and Pilot321, it turned out to be junk....

canklecat and Pilot321, it turned out to be junk. It was hard to adjust to get it to work, and the light it emitted was meager. After a couple of weeks, it fell off when I didn't notice, and I was...
05-07-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,895
Posted By FlRon

My 1st ride is 22 years!

OK, this is no big deal to anyone besides me, but this morning I rode a bike for one mile. After walking 2.6 miles, I decided today was the day that I was going to get back on. If you knew where I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 986
Posted By tyrion

I recommend a mini-pump with a flexible hose that...

I recommend a mini-pump with a flexible hose that screws on to the valve (like the Air Profil FC02). The flexible hose allows you to position the pump for the most comfort.
05-06-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,051
Posted By Lemond1985

On a bike, you tend to run over whatever it is...

On a bike, you tend to run over whatever it is you're looking at. If I came around a corner and saw that, my natural reaction would be, "Holy $&#@! That's a gnarly pothole!" And I would need to...
04-29-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,691
Posted By TimothyH

Squirting a dog with ammonia is extremely bad...

Squirting a dog with ammonia is extremely bad advice.

You will permanently harm the dog and risk injuring yourself or others on the ride. It is the absolute wrong way to deal with dogs.

The...
Forum: Northeast
04-26-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 458
Views: 32,177
Posted By tddeangelo

Berks County PA here (near Cabela's if you know...

Berks County PA here (near Cabela's if you know where that is)....loads of hills! :)

And dogs. The story above is sobering. I've had a couple close calls where dogs nearly got into my back wheel....
04-24-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,678
Posted By Jon T

Index= Trumpet. There are valves for the...

Index= Trumpet. There are valves for the different notes.
Friction=Trombone. You move the slide 'til you get there.
Over time, friction shifting becomes like playing the trombone-you just know...
04-24-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 22,261
Posted By Brocephus

Blah,blah,blah. WD40 sucks as a lubricant, for...

Blah,blah,blah. WD40 sucks as a lubricant, for most everything beyond a squeaky door hinge ( and that's largely due to it's penetrative qualities, and it still doesn't last), that's why any and...
04-22-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 22,261
Posted By Linesider

I ran out of chain lube a while back and needed...

I ran out of chain lube a while back and needed to take care of the chain. I had just changed the oil in my car and had some used Mobil 1 10w-30 in the garage. I put it on the bicycle chain with a...
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