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10-06-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,576
Posted By Germany_chris

tree fiddy

tree fiddy
10-05-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,955
Posted By dedhed

Plenty of garage queens out there from "I'll try...

Plenty of garage queens out there from "I'll try biking" people.
10-05-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,955
Posted By dedhed

Good Luck with that. I have yet to sell or buy...

Good Luck with that.
I have yet to sell or buy a bike with an original sales receipt. Heck I couldn't find the receipt if I wanted to on the bikes I have bought new and still own.
09-16-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By aggiegrads

Your measurement logic is sound. You should be...

Your measurement logic is sound. You should be good to within a millimeter or two. It isn’t the end of the world if the nipples don’t match; you will be the only one who ever knows.

It is more...
09-14-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,091
Posted By indyfabz

Because this, to name a few reasons. Id school...

Because this, to name a few reasons. Id school the OP more if I had access to my home computer, but Im on tour.

BTW...Splendid job by the OP getting some of you to argue with each other. That...
09-14-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 656
Posted By Koyote

To be blunt, it sounds like you bought the wrong...

To be blunt, it sounds like you bought the wrong bike.
09-13-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,091
Posted By noglider

Here in upstate New York, gravel roads are even...

Here in upstate New York, gravel roads are even more peaceful than paved roads. They are in very scenic areas, and you scarcely see anyone. It's not more dangerous than road riding at all. Going...
09-12-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,091
Posted By tomato coupe

I didn't buy a gravel bike to ride slowly on a...

I didn't buy a gravel bike to ride slowly on a dirt road for a few miles. On my last outing, I covered 123 miles and topped out at 44 mph.
09-12-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 595
Posted By ThermionicScott

I like "tubeful" -- it sounds positive and...

I like "tubeful" -- it sounds positive and optimistic, something we need these days. :D
09-11-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 650
Posted By Shimagnolo

Cassette is toast. I've worn out plenty of...

Cassette is toast.
I've worn out plenty of cassettes, and none of them was visibly worn out.
I've only had sharkfinning on chainrings.
09-08-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,274
Posted By Papa Tom

...and she doesn't even look up from her phone to...

...and she doesn't even look up from her phone to check you out. :(
09-08-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,274
Posted By Shamrock

You know you are getting old

When a twenty year old passes on roller blades and you thought you were moving at a good clip.
Forum: Touring
09-03-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,527
Posted By Miele Man

37 pounds of gear is what my average...

37 pounds of gear is what my average logging/mining road road completely self-support trips in Norther Ontario, Canada uses. that includes my food, cooking gear, stove, two fuel bottles of white gas,...
08-25-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,252
Posted By Darth Lefty

It just looks odd. Definitely too high but also...

It just looks odd. Definitely too high but also maybe too small for her. Shes reaching down. Your frame measurements of the bike may be off. This bikes serial number should have the size in it,...
08-18-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,639
Posted By GAtkins

Always. I wear my Rx sunglasses. The other...

Always. I wear my Rx sunglasses.

The other OCD thing I do is lower my head as a dumptruck, work trailer, or something similar is approaching from the other direction. Don't want to get hit in...
08-17-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,653
Posted By rydabent

One point mentioned here is that who ever is...

One point mentioned here is that who ever is behind you has to be paying attention.

Then forget the car centric hand signals. If turning left turn put your left arm out straight, and for a right...
08-11-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,310
Posted By cb400bill

Why waste time and money? Buy the bike that you...

Why waste time and money? Buy the bike that you want.
07-29-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,397
Posted By jimmyodonnell

Practice it at home once or twice to get some...

Practice it at home once or twice to get some comfort with it.
Yes you will spend a can or two of CO2 practicing but it could be very helpful.
You can also then check pressure with a gauge after a...
07-23-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,138
Posted By njkayaker

The above advice but also get your weight off the...

The above advice but also get your weight off the seat (if you are coasting).

With your weight off the seat, your legs will be able to quickly act as shock absorbers.

You'll be able to...
07-23-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By Miele Man

You might want to put it in Regional Rides or in...

You might want to put it in Regional Rides or in the Touring forum.

Cheers
07-20-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,132
Posted By aggiegrads

I have found OSM to be the best layer to double...

I have found OSM to be the best layer to double check routes, because they are the easiest for users to edit. Better yet, join OSM and mark those bad connectors so others don’t end up in the same...
06-10-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 16,489
Posted By billridesbikes

Anyone pulling a 5th wheel or boat. You think...

Anyone pulling a 5th wheel or boat. You think they’re past you, then suddenly a whole lot more is happening...
01-16-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,948
Posted By livedarklions

Sorry, my ability to get the joke doesn't click...

Sorry, my ability to get the joke doesn't click in until 10:15 a.m.

Tempting as it is to play into the troll thread theme, I won't try blaming you for my brain fart.
01-16-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,948
Posted By wgscott

It is challenging to convey sarcasm with only 256...

It is challenging to convey sarcasm with only 256 ascii characters.
11-03-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,355
Posted By srode1

Put dish soap in water and spread around on the...

Put dish soap in water and spread around on the tire and rim, where it starts to suds will let you know where it's leaking. If it's coming out the spoke holes it's the rim tape probably. Could be...
Forum: Foo
10-30-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,989
Posted By DrIsotope

The answer is simple: many people live inside...

The answer is simple: many people live inside their own universe, a bubble in which other people do not exist. It's not so much that they're being inconsiderate as they don't even recognize that you...
10-27-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,003
Posted By SalsaShark

If you truly want to get stronger at riding...

If you truly want to get stronger at riding hills, you need to ride plenty of them....seek them out, and punish yourself trying to push faster than your body feels comfortable. When your legs and...
10-13-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,460
Posted By ThermionicScott

Pee on it yourself to reclaim it.

Pee on it yourself to reclaim it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,663
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I'll be skiing.

I'll be skiing.
10-11-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,649
Posted By Moishe

I (68) ran regularly for 40 years and stopped...

I (68) ran regularly for 40 years and stopped completely a few years ago. I now bike about 4,500 miles a year. The difference between the two activities is this: I really enjoy cycling while I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,738
Posted By sfrider

Humanity, I'm so disappoint with you.

Humanity, I'm so disappoint with you.
10-10-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,649
Posted By bpcyclist

I used to run 70 miles a week. Now, I bet I could...

I used to run 70 miles a week. Now, I bet I could barely run a mile. Running just wasn't fun anymore. Burnout or something. All I do these days is walk a fair bit, maybe an hour or so, about three...
10-09-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,516
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If we could only block chain lube threads. How...

If we could only block chain lube threads.
How many 100's must we endure?

You absolutely cannot experiment.
You pick the wrong one and stick with it.
09-30-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,970
Posted By medic75

Gravel King slicks are the almost perfect "do it...

Gravel King slicks are the almost perfect "do it all" tire. I have 38 mm tires set up tubeless and I love them. Will you win a road race? No. At the same time, I would put them up against any...
09-26-19, 02:49 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,970
Posted By Hmmm

Having no experience with these tires at all,...

Having no experience with these tires at all, these look like good recommendations to me.
Forum: Commuting
09-24-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,743
Posted By Steely Dan

For the first time in 12 years, I had a riding companion on this morning's commute

throughout my entire bike commuting career, i've always been a solo-rider.

not for any real particular reason, it's just the way it's always been.

then this morning, my wife asked if she could...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 43,570
Posted By JayNYC

The gravel IN Manhattan (the Bridle Path in...

The gravel IN Manhattan (the Bridle Path in Central Park) is reserved for runners and horses, but there's gravel CLOSE to Manhattan. The Old Croton Aqueduct Trail is wonderful and starts in the North...
09-20-19, 02:13 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 14,064
Posted By mr335

San Gabriel is it safe to Ride

People like me feel the problem with the world is that the Intelligent people are full of doubt, while the stupid people are full of
confidence,
09-19-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 1,376
Views: 245,283
Posted By Wilmingtech

Couer d'Alene

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20190905_161423_74425f9ebdc34a999b76103a7fc682e3826887fe.jpg...
09-19-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 13,963
Posted By Machka

Spend more time cycling ... less time worrying...

Spend more time cycling ... less time worrying about what others are doing.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 43,570
Posted By MaxKatt

Regarding the subject line...and the OP's year...

Regarding the subject line...and the OP's year old post..."Yes" a gravel bike can serve as a road bike if you are space challenged in NYC.

As it happens, I got a Felt Breed and just did...
09-18-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,531
Posted By berner

I use the Sole heat moldable foot beds (insoles)...

I use the Sole heat moldable foot beds (insoles) everywhere also, ski boots, hiking boots and cycling shoes.
09-16-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 14,064
Posted By myisland

Next ... tennis vs stationary bikes. Who else...

Next ... tennis vs stationary bikes. Who else is tired of seeing those Peloton advertisements?
09-15-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,637
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I'm shocked, shocked I tell you! That people...

I'm shocked, shocked I tell you! That people take Zwift seriously though to go to the trouble, or actually race in it.
Forum: Foo
09-12-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 842
Posted By genec

I dare you to post this in A&S...

I dare you to post this in A&S...
09-10-19, 01:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,668
Posted By BarryVee

Mazama Caldera

Gotta agree. Sweet pavement around the rim. Awesome views. This ride was a bucket list item for me and did not disappoint. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 12:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,132
Posted By Seattle Forrest

If you climb at high tide you'll enjoy a...

If you climb at high tide you'll enjoy a gravitational assist from the moon.
Forum: Foo
09-09-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9,036
Views: 1,011,802
Posted By chewybrian

70 year old woman finished a 100 mile endurance...

70 year old woman finished a 100 mile endurance race just 6 seconds before the cut-off...

https://i.imgur.com/1uvchDL.gif

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqKinAETu8E
09-07-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,668
Posted By jppe

Crater Lake Rim Ride

I was able to do a preview of part of one our Cycle Oregon routes yesterday. I rode Rim Rd around Crater Lake. It was 34 miles with 3500 of hills. We will also do the loop next week including the 13...
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