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02-21-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3,461
Views: 464,197
Posted By Haselsmasher

Local paved trail runs along a 3 mi stretch of...

Local paved trail runs along a 3 mi stretch of railroad track. We've had these double coal trains in the area, and they sometimes hold in this stretch.
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02-20-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...saddles can be a source of squeaking...

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...saddles can be a source of squeaking noises at the seat post insertion, at the rail/post clamp interface, or in the saddle itself (often where the leather hits the rear frame support.) Mostly,...
02-20-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By AlmostTrick

+1 on eliminating the saddle as the source. I...

+1 on eliminating the saddle as the source. I once chased what I thought was a drive train squeak for weeks. (only happened while pedaling) Finally removed the seat post and cleaned and greased it...
02-20-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By dsbrantjr

Swap your pedals with a known-quiet pair of...

Swap your pedals with a known-quiet pair of platform pedals to rule out shoe or cleat noise.
02-20-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By FBOATSB

Saddles can squeak as well. Check that as well.

Saddles can squeak as well. Check that as well.
02-19-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 644
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

My epic rides have nothing to do with extremes or...

My epic rides have nothing to do with extremes or difficulty, but rather are memorable for the joy and pleasure they elicited.

3 separate day trips of about 144km on Auto Frei Tag along side of...
02-19-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 872
Posted By tomtomtom123

I've ridden in the country that requires stvzo...

I've ridden in the country that requires stvzo lights. When riding on the bike path, there is a big difference when passing oncoming cyclists who are using compliant lights and those who buy imported...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By zatopek

For yourself, you might want to explore an...

For yourself, you might want to explore an aluminum or steel frame that can accommodate luggage/cargo racks and fenders if you intend it as transportation. The bikes you have listed, unless I am...
02-19-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,052
Posted By Theypeedonmyrug

I deplore your analysis. Itís deplorable. And...

I deplore your analysis. Itís deplorable. And dumb.
02-19-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 872
Posted By polyphrast

Post Then you live in a different world than i do. Any...

Then you live in a different world than i do. Any conical beam pattern lamp will blind motorists. Of course a motorist will not blind you, because cars and (motor)bikes are forced by law to have...
02-19-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 872
Posted By polyphrast

It is myth (which unfortunately too many cyclists...

It is myth (which unfortunately too many cyclists believe), that lights with a conical beam pattern (i.e. lights without a cut-off) do not blind motorists (or other cyclists or pedestrians). I guess...
02-19-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,417
Posted By Slightspeed

I'm a Specialized fan from way back, with an...

I'm a Specialized fan from way back, with an Allez and a Roubaix, but my friend just showed up with this new Trek Madone, which is pretty cool, and seems to have the specs you want. Not to confuse...
02-16-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,052
Posted By Paul Barnard

There was a whole lot of dumb in that video. The...

There was a whole lot of dumb in that video. The cyclists ignored the stop sign right in front of the cops, then didn't tune into the sirens until the cop was on their wheel. From that point the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,184
Posted By colnago62

Find a new bike shop. There is no excuse for a...

Find a new bike shop. There is no excuse for a bike shop not to be able to adjust a Shimano derailleur correctly.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 01:45 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,822
Posted By wgscott

I always wear long-sleeve jerseys. You should...

I always wear long-sleeve jerseys. You should too, it sounds like. The type of skin cancer I had is the most common form for black people. Nobody gets a free pass, sadly.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 01:45 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,822
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I use the permacloud for sun block. We usually...

I use the permacloud for sun block. We usually get a day in the summer with sunshine, it didn't happen last year, but I'm hopeful we could get a few hours in 2020 or 2021.
02-12-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,711
Posted By Doug64

This is a good idea. I am involved in bike safety...

This is a good idea. I am involved in bike safety instruction with our school district, and have worked with many 5th graders starting with the basics on the school grounds. I have also worked with...
02-11-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By VegasTriker

Who will interpret what your light means?

This has been discussed here before and fairly recently. The problem as I see it is motorists are not going to interpret your dinky little stop light to mean anything. If you follow the progression...
02-10-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By FloridaDave

My mantra is really just a reminder to myself,...

My mantra is really just a reminder to myself, and it's taken from the Rules of Cycling, Rule #5 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5) , I think it is, is Harden the F...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 554
Posted By PDXCarless

I'm going through the same thing at the moment....

I'm going through the same thing at the moment. My rear wheel has a valuable internal hub and my front wheel has a dynamo. I asked my bike mechanic and he said he can get the Pinheads and Pitlocks...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 554
Posted By Muirwoodian

Good locking strategy: Mini U-lock plus locking skewers?

After several years of running errands by bike, I'm changing things up and pondering a lighter, easier locking method.

I have a new bike and was using two older U-locks until I lost one recently...
02-09-20, 04:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By delbiker1

My New Mantra

New Mantra. I am 67 years old and the past year and a half I have really been feeling the effects of aging. I am experiencing a lot more aches and pains, lower/shorter levels of energy, reduced...
02-08-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 305
Posted By mjac

Great Bike Shorts, Great Price

On the recommendation of "Canklecat" I bought a pair of Przewalski 4D Bike Shorts because he said it has the most comfortable pad he has ever worn and that was my major complaint. They arrived today...
02-08-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By rumrunn6

well, I got out. hope other ppl did too ...

well, I got out. hope other ppl did too

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02-07-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,880
Posted By fishboat

Beginner, narrowed it down to two bikes, bikes...

Beginner, narrowed it down to two bikes, bikes are dissimilar, haven't ridden either bike, doesn't understand the terminology that describes each bike, bikes range $3k-$5k...

I think you're in for...
02-05-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,599
Posted By sean.hwy

At least for me it did not feel like a bicycle...

At least for me it did not feel like a bicycle either. I exercise 7 days a week. I was thinking of taking a spin class and dropping one of my other exercise to help me with riding a bike since I...
02-05-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,599
Posted By _ForceD_

I tried spin class a couple of times...only...

I tried spin class a couple of times...only because I was invited by a friend who loves it, and really thought that as a road cyclist I would love it too. I didn't. I'm not knocking anyone who is...
02-04-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 872
Posted By Richard Cranium

A flashing helmet light in not very useful. ...

A flashing helmet light in not very useful.

The single most important aspect of a head-mounted light is the ability to aim it and see objects or dangerous situations that are not directly in front...
02-03-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 432
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

Pop the dust caps off, remove the bolts. Put a...

Pop the dust caps off, remove the bolts. Put a touch of anti-seize on the cleaned threads, reassemble and tighten to 30-35 lb-ft *IF* it is a square tapered bb.
02-03-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 432
Posted By Miele Man

Check your frame for cracks too. Cheers

Check your frame for cracks too.

Cheers
02-03-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 432
Posted By Retro Grouch

Check this: Set your bike up against...

Check this:

Set your bike up against something and turn the crank backwards while watching where the chain exits from the derailleur arm. If you see the arm move a little bit, you have a tight...
02-03-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,402
Posted By indyfabz

Are the cheese and fries extra? What about...

Are the cheese and fries extra? What about substituting a side salad?
02-03-20, 01:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 432
Posted By Amt0571

If it always happens under hard load, it's...

If it always happens under hard load, it's related to an interaction between frame flex and drivetrain almost for sure.

Maybe when pushing hard your chain rubs on the FD?
02-02-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 432
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

I had it happen to me on a local climb. I thought...

I had it happen to me on a local climb. I thought it was the BB as it clicked intermittently but always while my right foot was at 11 o'clock. Really strange because I was expecting crank problems. I...
02-02-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 432
Posted By cb400bill

While it sounds like this isn't your issue, here...

While it sounds like this isn't your issue, here is a description of frame flex.

Frame Flex | Kirk Frameworks (http://kirkframeworks.com/resources/technical/frame-flex/)

Bottom...
02-02-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 432
Posted By dwsmartins

what type is your bottom bracket: square taper or...

what type is your bottom bracket: square taper or HollowTech? Iíll bet on loose BB/crank, particularly if square taper.
02-02-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 432
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

Sounds a lot more like the drive dogs in the...

Sounds a lot more like the drive dogs in the freewheel not fully engaging the drive pawls. Or a loose bottom bracket/crank arm.
02-02-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By BobbyG

MUP-Lock...

I usually favor the road over local MUPS due to congestion in nice weather.

I had a hankering to ride the Cottonwood Creek Trail again, and figured I would have to slow or even stop for...
02-02-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 923
Posted By mjac

Okay, bottom line. Name the companies in order...

Okay, bottom line. Name the companies in order top to bottom that you are getting your money's worth;Pactimo, Pear Izumi, Castelli, Sugoi,any others? The problem with this theory is that I went with...
02-01-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By FiftySix

My bike is dragging

I got on one of my bikes this morning and I was surprised how much drag it had when taking off from stops. Much slower on a take off compared to yesterday's ride.

I checked the wheels, brakes,...
01-31-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By tyrion

Worst "Deal of the Day" ever

Actual email:

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,756
Posted By yukiinu

Night rides

I ride at night only when I have to and as lit up and brightly visable to cars as possible. Hard to see dangerous road surfaces at night (once felt unsafe sleeping at a roadside stop, packed up left,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By WhyFi

Air temp isn't a very reliable measuring stick -...

Air temp isn't a very reliable measuring stick - you can have icy conditions at 40* - the ground temp more relevant. If it's a time of the year that regularly gets below freezing, I'm wary of all...
01-19-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By JohnJ80

Video of a bike light always over emphasizes the...

Video of a bike light always over emphasizes the actual light due to the lower dynamic range of the camera vs the human eye.
01-19-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 925
Posted By wolfchild

Here we have something a lot worse than rain and...

Here we have something a lot worse than rain and it's called road salt and it can be very corrosive.. During some bad winters my bikes are getting " salt spray baths " for days on end...On dry winter...
01-19-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By WizardOfBoz

I had the exact same experience. Sigh. ...

I had the exact same experience. Sigh.

Anyway, don't feel like you're alone.

Oh, and btw, because I knew it was possible, the next time I made sure that the bead went into the center well of...
01-19-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Some tires are just a real bear to install on...

Some tires are just a real bear to install on some rims.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,613
Posted By sanmateoclimber

I have suddenly let out a really weird, disgusted...

I have suddenly let out a really weird, disgusted "ugh!" just as some poor confused guy was overtaking me on the steepest Old La Honda hairpin yesterday. I had no idea you were back there, and I was...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,169
Posted By Digger Goreman

"Every captain is a slave to his command." The...

"Every captain is a slave to his command."
The Grey Mouser

What we attach ourselves to, determines our stress. Cities do tend to be more stressful.

In another thread, the author stressed a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 03:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,402
Posted By HTupolev

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