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08-14-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,315
Posted By seamuis

problem is that you have assumed she was trying...

problem is that you have assumed she was trying to make a specific point. Adding the qualifier “in my opinion”, doesn’t really change the fact that you’ve based your stance and thusly a negative...
08-13-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,451
Posted By GlennR

Just ask "do you mind if I join?". I'm a...

Just ask "do you mind if I join?".

I'm a solo rider and if I find a group going my pace (or a bit faster) and in my direction., i ask and have never been told no. Depending on how long i'm with...
08-10-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,071
Posted By jdawginsc

You don't buy deltas to stop your bicycle... ...

You don't buy deltas to stop your bicycle...

You buy them to have others stop theirs...
08-07-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,060
Posted By nomadmax

In all my years of racing and riding I've yet to...

In all my years of racing and riding I've yet to be beat or bested by a bike or equipment. In every case it was that my competitors/companions had more motor, smarts or both. Fitness is one of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,642
Posted By Bandera

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 531
Posted By jbchybridrider

A little video and wildlife encounter I did from...

A little video and wildlife encounter I did from Sunday's ride just with the phone in 720p

https://youtu.be/I6ePYRDmc0c
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,431
Posted By alcjphil

I took a look at the frame geometry chart and was...

I took a look at the frame geometry chart and was left scratching my head. If they can't even get that right they are not getting my $4000($5250 CDN)
Talk about lost in translation
08-01-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,579
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

We are all going to die, no one gets out alive. ...

We are all going to die, no one gets out alive.

I’d much rather die on the road, while doing what I love, than to die on my bed from feeble old age.

Just go out and ride your bike and stop...
07-30-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,135
Posted By noglider

We use the term gas pipe metaphorically. It's not...

We use the term gas pipe metaphorically. It's not actual gas pipe. Well, you probably know that. And it's a bit too pejorative, as there are plenty of good bikes made of ordinary carbon steel. There...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 04:19 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,188
Posted By smarkinson

Nice. Needs more dialing up to 400W though....

Nice.

Needs more dialing up to 400W though. You need a witty catchphrase if you want to become part of BF folklore.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,188
Posted By seypat

I'm not paying a toll for crossing your bridge.

I'm not paying a toll for crossing your bridge.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 21,855
Posted By Kimmo

By jumping on the latest bandwagon? Odd...

By jumping on the latest bandwagon? Odd conception of nonconformity.
07-22-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,058
Posted By caloso

These are all great bikes, and if you want to buy...

These are all great bikes, and if you want to buy one of them, go for it. But none of those bikes is going to make the difference between staying with the A group or getting dropped. The riders in...
07-14-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,765
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

At least we will never have to argue that "THE...

At least we will never have to argue that "THE FORK IS BENT" on a carbon fiber thread! :)
07-13-19, 11:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,765
Posted By gugie

Counterpoint. Races are often won by...

Counterpoint.

Races are often won by fractions of an inch. Only a fool would ride in a modern peloton without the latest and greatest super bike.

For mere mortals, the small benefit of a...
07-13-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,765
Posted By Bianchigirll

No pics? ...

No pics?

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/460x288/mark_cavendish_1658574c_65b65dc090ccf0c2d5f2140b452cbbdae57a8587.jpg

This is a few years old but I will never buy a...
07-11-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By nomadmax

Ticked one off the list;)

A few days ago I did my regular CL and E-bay searches for "Guerciotti". I raced Gerchs during the time when Ten Speed Drive Imports was huge. As it is with many racers, my bikes were nothing but...
07-07-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,804
Posted By scarlson

Here's a photo of the fully-prepped joint prior...

Here's a photo of the fully-prepped joint prior to brazing, that I forgot to upload yesterday. I had wire-wheeled the rust and paint off to a suitable distance, to avoid the fumes and make brazing go...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,098
Posted By Lemond1985

I don't even like unprotected bike lanes,...

I don't even like unprotected bike lanes, especially when people are allowed to park in them, what's the point?

I generally ignore the road markings and just ride where it's safe, which is usually...
07-04-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,650
Posted By woodcraft

I liked this one. ...

I liked this one.


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07-02-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,933
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Make sure to let the glue dry. Some years ago...

Make sure to let the glue dry. Some years ago when I was living in Nigeria we had a young policeman stationed in our compound. I was riding my bike around the local roads, early in the morning only,...
07-01-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,719
Posted By TimothyH

Road to Valor...

Road to Valor (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13151172-road-to-valor) is about Gino Bartali in that era. It was very good.


-Tim-
07-01-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,933
Posted By cyccommute

How many times did you try to fix that? It looks...

How many times did you try to fix that? It looks like at least 3 and one of them looks like duct tape.

Patches will last just fine...as long as you start with a good one. Most every patch kit...
07-01-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,933
Posted By noglider

1. You are doing it wrong. 2. You should get...

1. You are doing it wrong.
2. You should get better patches and glue.
3. No, patches can last indefinitely.

Let the glue dry! Err on the side of too long. I once forgot I was in the middle of...
07-01-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,719
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Well, good Il Duce thought that pink was for...

Well, good Il Duce thought that pink was for girls. In the new Italy that he was trying to build, men were men...and didn’t wear pink.

Il Duce was wrong about so many things. His allegiance to...
07-01-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,719
Posted By Phil_gretz

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I see nothing wrong with this. Would emulate...
07-01-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,719
Posted By TimothyH

The OP forgot to mention tattoos. I guess it...

The OP forgot to mention tattoos.

I guess it is a function of the broader society and the modern notion that every thought and feeling needs to be expressed. "Self expression" is equated with...
06-27-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,547
Posted By tyrion

If I tried something like that I know at some...

If I tried something like that I know at some point I'd forget the lock was on the rotor, jump on the bike and try to start off, break both the rotor and the calipers, fall down and break my arm.
06-21-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,525
Posted By Salamandrine

I'm not against new technology and I understand...

I'm not against new technology and I understand how pedal assist works. What I am against is defining an e-bike as a bicycle. When you add a motor, it fundamentally changes the concept. It doesn't...
06-20-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,525
Posted By Salamandrine

:lol: Why does no one understand that e-bikes...

:lol: Why does no one understand that e-bikes aren't bikes they are mopeds.

Another way to answer it:

Coworker: "I've heard you know a thing or two about bicycles"
Me: "Well, I guess I do"...
06-20-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,525
Posted By non-fixie

Well, I guess I don't

Today a coworker came up to me:

Coworker: "I've heard you know a thing or two about bicycles"
Me: "Well, I guess I do"
Coworker: "What does error code 16 mean?"
Me: "......."

:o
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 33,296
Posted By cthenn

Gotcha. This thread has run its course anyway,...

Gotcha. This thread has run its course anyway, so I'll move on.
06-16-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,665
Posted By 52telecaster

This is my dad and grandfather in grandpas...

This is my dad and grandfather in grandpas backyard/garage machine shop.https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/655x479/fb_img_1560696460820_32fb0288f0d2195fdc095516a1c97609f13955f7.jpg...
06-14-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,665
Posted By 52telecaster

Technically not a bicycle...

My grandfather built this in the 30s or 40s. He machined the 4 cylinder engine in his garage shop. I rode it when I was a kid. It recently came into my possession. Grandpa was the guy that told me,...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 01:07 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,940
Posted By noglider

Has anyone ever convinced you that you're wrong...

Has anyone ever convinced you that you're wrong by saying "your wrong" or even "you're wrong?" It's not a very good argument method.

I have more experience than you do. I've fixed thousands of...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,940
Posted By noglider

As von Neumann said, in theory, there's no...

As von Neumann said, in theory, there's no difference between theory and practice, but in practice, there is.

Those of us who have more experience than you, and we do exist, know that the tire's...
05-30-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 927
Posted By Johno59

1903 Sunbeam 2 speed

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120 1/8 bearings around the planetary gears and 30 more on the base...
05-25-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,675
Posted By iab

Centenario Coppi

15 September, 2019 will be Il Campionissimo's 100th birthday. In celebration, let's see everything you have related to Fausto Coppi. I'll start it off with a movie poster of Toto al Giro d'Italia...
05-20-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 23,549
Posted By wolfchild

The reason it's real is because it can be welded...

The reason it's real is because it can be welded or brazed.into a strong durable structure which will last for a very long time...Carbon is just a bunch of plastic held together with some epoxy and...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,322
Posted By tclune

I'm retired now, but I found a bike rain cape to...

I'm retired now, but I found a bike rain cape to be a must-have. I had tried various rain gear before the cape, and I would always sweat so much when wearing it that I got just as wet with as...
05-17-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,523
Posted By hillyman

OP asks why a company does something to a group...

OP asks why a company does something to a group of people who can only guess at the answer and doesnt want discussion why they like the idea.
Has to be in management .
The answer in business is...
05-17-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,523
Posted By livedarklions

Here's a totally wild guess--they offer a lot of...

Here's a totally wild guess--they offer a lot of triples because people buy a lot of triples.

Since we can't discuss the merits of triples, guess that about covers the entire topic, right?
05-16-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,798
Posted By bruce19

Putting aside the feelings this has stirred, I do...

Putting aside the feelings this has stirred, I do find it interesting that as a society we have tended to identify perpetrators by race, except if they're "white." More so in the past IMO. I am not...
05-12-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,167
Posted By AnkleWork

Stay tuned for my review of an old block of wood,...

Stay tuned for my review of an old block of wood, coming soon.
05-11-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,179
Posted By jamesdak

The power of the 3 speed - I just have to share this "race".

I just have to share this as it's just too funny.

Rode the junk english 3 speed down to the store for some banana's and orange juice. On the way home while on the Eden Pathway I I heard a ,...
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