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08-17-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By Digger Goreman

I've had ups and downs in Atlanta. If I can't do...

I've had ups and downs in Atlanta. If I can't do it myself, I go to FreeFlite in Sandy Springs (Ga). Both times, years apart, they took my basic, tired, old bike and gave it the same loving care as...
08-17-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By Koyote

LBS Love

I visited my closest LBS this week. Since I have to drive a ways to get there, they did the work while I ran errands in the city - which saved me from a trip back there to pick up the bike. Installed...
08-08-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,952
Posted By JonathanGennick

He is young and lacks the wisdom that comes with...

He is young and lacks the wisdom that comes with decades of life experience.
08-08-19, 03:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,952
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Absolutely nothing is wrong with them. I've...

Absolutely nothing is wrong with them.
I've heard the typical: ' you know that I wouldn't be caught dead on a Schwinn ' since 1975.
Back in '75, it was more a reaction to Schwinn dealers'...
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By joewein

Transcontinental Race #7 results

Congratulations, Fiona Kolbinger on winning the 7th edition of TCR!



She finished not just fastest amongst 40 female participants but more than 10 hours ahead of the fastest male cyclist to...
Forum: Touring
08-04-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 896
Posted By CliffordK

I can't imagine that one not being put down,...

I can't imagine that one not being put down, although if it was healthy enough, perhaps the beak could be repaired. Then there are some birds deemed healthy enough to live in captivity, but not...
08-04-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,523
Posted By anon06

That's nice that you help other cyclists and wave...

That's nice that you help other cyclists and wave to them. Not everyone would do that.

I've cycled alone for several years, so it's felt nice when a few strangers who were also cycling alone,...
08-04-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,523
Posted By rydabent

Something you need to understand

Some cyclist need to understand where some of us come from and why the attitude we have. I for instance worked as a service rep on office machines. I was on call 24/7/365. It was always hurry,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By mpp

First group ride report

I went on my first group ride today -- a 50mi charity ride with 3440 ft of climbs. I've been riding for 6 weeks -- bought a CAAD 12 after 6 months of daily spin classes (Peloton). I wanted to get...
08-02-19, 11:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,089
Posted By SlinkyWizard

Changed my first flat

I've had a few flats before, on my hybrid, and despite having a spare tube, tire levers, and a pump in my bag, I just walked my bike to the LBS, ( In Korea, many within walking distance from nearly...
08-02-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 910
Posted By terrymorse

What parts of your hand are going numb? That will...

What parts of your hand are going numb? That will tell you which nerve is affected:
...
08-02-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 910
Posted By Phil_gretz

A final thought is hand position. How do you...

A final thought is hand position. How do you rest your hands on the hoods, on the curve, on tops, in the drops? Do you grip right across the ulnar nerve? Some riders suggest that you "karate...
Replies: 68
Views: 5,623
Posted By Sy Reene

Can't speak to this situation exactly, but in the...

Can't speak to this situation exactly, but in the UK they call it tax-free shopping. Not all stores participate, so it's somewhat commonplace to ask someone in the store itself if they participate...
07-14-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Pedaling innovations 143x95 505g $125

Pedaling innovations 143x95 505g $125
07-14-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,104
Posted By LaurieD

Still excited. Took the new bike out this...

Still excited. Took the new bike out this morning and am really adjusting to the feel of a road bike. I enjoy the way this bike handles.

This morning, my husband put up wall mounting so I can...
07-10-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,753
Posted By mstateglfr

Otso Warakin is stainless and has adjustable...

Otso Warakin is stainless and has adjustable dropouts.

List a general price cap for good suggestions. No point listing $2000 frames if your budget is $700.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By ToiletSiphon

Very helpful, although disappointing. Currently...

Very helpful, although disappointing. Currently there is a 900$ CAD difference between the SL5 rim vs disc. I know discs are better, but for someone who doesn't want to pay a premium, that sure makes...
07-07-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,329
Posted By MattTheHat

And then you have an unscrupulous individual with...

And then you have an unscrupulous individual with your card info. The most likely end to this scenario is that your card number is also used to make all kinds of fraudulent purchases which you’ll...
07-07-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,588
Posted By downtube42

I've had the joy of teaching two adults to ride....

I've had the joy of teaching two adults to ride. In both cases they were riding in less than an hour. The technique you're using is essentially what I've done. The pedals are a bother initially, but...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-06-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,220
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

New Bike Complete

I've had a few projects brewing this last winter and have always been slow to complete and ride them. This bike is one of two matching bikes for the wife and I. Today was it's first bike club ride,...
07-05-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,879
Posted By AlmostTrick

Of course weight matters even on the flats... it...

Of course weight matters even on the flats... it doesn't keep moving all by itself without any input from the rider.

Try this exaggerated test: Pull an enclosed trailer while empty. (enclosed to...
07-02-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,318
Posted By alcjphil

Exactly why all threads should have an expiry...

Exactly why all threads should have an expiry date. Fine to quote something from an old thread, but resurrecting threads about products that may no longer exist is not useful
07-02-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,890
Posted By NomarsGirl

If it fits, consider the women's specific design....

If it fits, consider the women's specific design. Usually a more interesting color palette.
...
06-30-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,033
Posted By surak

I think this has been covered before, and I'll...

I think this has been covered before, and I'll repeat myself. Lithium ion batteries should not be run down, that is one way to kill its lifespan. Not sure what you're trying to accomplish.
06-30-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By rydabent

Titanium hand down over a plastic bike.

Titanium hand down over a plastic bike.
06-29-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,547
Posted By NomarsGirl

Wow! He must have had someone nearby with a...

Wow! He must have had someone nearby with a truck. I don't imagine he could ride very far shouldering another bike.

I stopped at a convenience store yesterday and there was nowhere to lock up my...
06-22-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 404
Posted By 2cam16

Some Sights from the 2019 Silicon Valley Gran Fondo

Did my yearly volunteer work for this event today. Fun as always and geeked out on the bikes.

Met this guy. Nice and friendly. We talked briefly about LeTour. :)...
06-21-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,626
Posted By ChinookTx

That would be me I believe. I love my Whipshot,...

That would be me I believe. I love my Whipshot, I've been commuting every day with it and it's super comfy. I have a 2nd set of wheels that I use for trail/gravel, and even there, the bike handles...
06-20-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,287
Posted By MAK

Not Your Typical Bike Path

Anyone ever ride this? Looks interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO2U3SqI5Uk
06-16-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,522
Posted By HyBr1D

Ibis DV9 :D

Ordered this last week... Can't wait for it to arrive!

Ordered with Competitive Cyclist
Frame in White/Teal, Medium
RockShox Pike RCT3 29 Charger DebonAir 130 Boost Fork
Chris King InSet...
Forum: Touring
06-15-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,732
Posted By Happy Feet

Bike, Hike, Dive, Kayak, Run... At 55 I'm more...

Bike, Hike, Dive, Kayak, Run... At 55 I'm more active than most guys half my age. My main problem in life is scheduling all the stuff I want to do.
...
06-14-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 904
Posted By NomarsGirl

Heading out to get in a (hopefully) long ride...

Heading out to get in a (hopefully) long ride today. Got roped into taking my 92 year old mom to a graduation party tomorrow on what is supposed to be a beautiful day. I guess I can ride in the...
06-14-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 904
Posted By indyfabz

My plan for this weekend is to hop a 6:10 a.m....

My plan for this weekend is to hop a 6:10 a.m. flight to Missoula, MT tomorrow morning to start a two-week tour through the northwest part of the state that also includes two days in ID. Bike will be...
06-14-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,261
Posted By TimothyH

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfjjiHGuHoc ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfjjiHGuHoc


-Tim-
06-12-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,695
Posted By rumrunn6

I've read that cycling is the best training for...

I've read that cycling is the best training for cycling. I stick to the most level MTB trails I can find. I don't need a heart attack climbing one hill so I can rest at the top to control breathing...
06-12-19, 03:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,695
Posted By North Coast Joe

A pic

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/f46866e2_50f9_4332_b6da_a6b21cac6b9b_44e60b88c7200fe6ba3703912406da17db4efd09.jpeg

Forgot about the rock garden back there!
Replies: 23
Views: 3,443
Posted By hilltowner

Tubed. Though tubeless might have been better...

Tubed. Though tubeless might have been better when I ran into the goat head thorns.:mad:
06-10-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,570
Posted By Rides4Beer

I'm new to gravel and tubeless, but just ran my...

I'm new to gravel and tubeless, but just ran my 40mm Giant Crosscuts at 40psi front/50psi rear and they performed great! Had no issues at all on a ride that was mostly gravel, some singletrack, bit...
06-08-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,261
Posted By base2

Well, I should think they'll stand up to your roads just fine.

They look like Vision Metron 40's to me.
06-07-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,945
Posted By indyfabz

Or think of the Engin you could buy. ...

Or think of the Engin you could buy.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1980x1485/img_0005_c0cb60db8a7c53534c71c120eeae558b663975b3.jpg
06-07-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,945
Posted By indyfabz

Funny, coming from the guy who started a thread...

Funny, coming from the guy who started a thread about how crappy his BSO is.

:troll:
06-07-19, 04:26 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,945
Posted By GlennR

It all depends on what YOU want. If all you...

It all depends on what YOU want.

If all you want is cheap exercise you're welcome to come by my house house once a week and cut the grass. Or walk 10 miles carrying gallon water jugs.

An...
06-06-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,634
Posted By Noctilux.95

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/4_d75ec3b9d0cc162c56f163a3b391d5d0d1066d4a.jpg...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,940
Posted By acidfast7

It is precisely what you asked produced by the...

It is precisely what you asked produced by the manufacturer, which tends to be very precise on the whole. Their usage of loanwords in their non-native language could use improvement, I confess.

I...
06-05-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,715
Posted By mstateglfr

completely agree- black(especially matte black)...

completely agree- black(especially matte black) bikes are completely boring and uninspiring. But i am a child of the late 80s and 90s, so fades, splatter, and bright paint will never go out of style...
06-02-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,276
Posted By Happy Feet

After a couple of hours up it was time for some...

After a couple of hours up it was time for some fun down the switchbacks. My arms are a little red from burning on reentry. Somewhere, a guy in a pickup is wondering what blew by him.

Stopping to...
06-02-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,276
Posted By Happy Feet

Ride report with Pics - Manning Park

In the quest for suffering I went further afield today to find a hill worth climbing and set my sights on the Sub Alpine trailhead at Manning Park. Manning is about 200Km's from Vancouver BC on the...
Replies: 13
Views: 2,025
Posted By skiffrun

Now, Eric, you know who I am. You certainly...

Now, Eric, you know who I am.
You certainly could look up my RUSA results.

I don't recall if I reduced my intake before the 300 or not.
I do recall that I didn't consume much during the ride....
06-01-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,900
Posted By ZIPP2001

Roots, mud and more !

Another half day Friday and it's off to my backyard playground for a tad over 3 1/2 hours. I spent a bunch of time playing on some hills and also threw in some of the fun single track trails that are...
Forum: Commuting
05-29-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,514
Posted By acidfast7

:lol:

:lol:
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