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10-27-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 328
Posted By GlennR

With better brakes you can descend faster and...

With better brakes you can descend faster and corner faster since you can apply the brakes later which maintains a higher speed to the last minute.

Sounds like you never road a bike with disc...
10-25-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 328
Posted By DeadGrandpa

This question is directed to me, and me alone. If...

This question is directed to me, and me alone. If you are really interested in whether or not to buy a new bike, the answer is YES, buy a new bike. The advantages of disc brakes or anything else are...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 862
Posted By colnago62

I am not that old, but I do understand. In my...

I am not that old, but I do understand. In my 20’s I could turn a 90 inch gear at 100rpm without effort. Now, at 58, that same gear, I can just get over 90 plus rpm.
10-25-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 328
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Interesting. What disc brakes do you have on your...

Interesting. What disc brakes do you have on your bike that you have hassles? I have not had that experience. I have three bikes with disc brakes and a number with rim brakes and I spend less time...
10-24-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 449
Posted By benjamin163

Thanks for this. Everthing you suggested has been...

Thanks for this. Everthing you suggested has been done and guess what? No more gut wrenching sounds!!! Thanks so much for your help and advice.
10-22-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 449
Posted By themp

One other option that I have to do every so often...

One other option that I have to do every so often is to reset the caliper to the rotor. You loosen the two bolts that hold the caliper and then apply the brakes with good force. Tighten the bolts...
Forum: Foo
10-22-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,141
Posted By u235

Other than the tiger wrestling and the knots, I...

Other than the tiger wrestling and the knots, I am good so far.
Forum: Foo
10-22-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,141
Posted By ahsposo

1. Pay your debts 2. Raise your children and...

1. Pay your debts
2. Raise your children and give them a moral compass
3. Stand with the weak against the strong
4. Eat what you kill
5. Apologize when you offend
6. Admit when you make a mistake
Forum: Foo
10-22-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,141
Posted By genec

On the pancakes... we're still allowed to throw...

On the pancakes... we're still allowed to throw the first one out, right?
Forum: Foo
10-22-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,141
Posted By AlmostTrick

7. Fix / Build things with duct tape. ...

7. Fix / Build things with duct tape.

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Forum: Foo
10-22-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,141
Posted By genec

Know when to use Duct Tape verses when to use...

Know when to use Duct Tape verses when to use WD-40.
10-22-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 449
Posted By cxwrench

I'm wondering how disc brake pads can be anything...

I'm wondering how disc brake pads can be anything other than parallel to the rotor. And how you think a 'slightly wider clearance' will stop noise caused by contamination?
10-21-20, 02:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 449
Posted By benjamin163

Ha, I did none of the above. I was basking in...

Ha,
I did none of the above.
I was basking in the glory of a successful brake bleed.
A job half done and all that.
I'm off out into the rain to 'bed in'.
10-20-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 863
Posted By Hondo Gravel

OH BS! You would love ever wrenching moment on...

OH BS! You would love ever wrenching moment on that bike. Learn her curves and all :lol: been around bikes too long. That’s OK.
10-20-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 863
Posted By Hondo Gravel

I’ve been riding Motobecanes for years with...

I’ve been riding Motobecanes for years with thousands of miles. NO PROBLEMS. Same maintenance intervals and replacing worn out parts the same as my Specialized and Cannondale bikes.
10-19-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 863
Posted By stevedans

Thanks for the responses, everyone. It's pretty...

Thanks for the responses, everyone. It's pretty much what I figured. I'm gonna take my chances with the walmart crap for now. I just can't afford anything more and I really wanted to try a...
Replies: 19
Views: 569
Posted By yannisg

Ready to give-up on tubeless road tires

Recently, I was on a Brevet and I got a front wheel flat. The sealant did not seal the puncture that must had been small because I couldn't detect it. When installing the inner tube I noticed the...
10-18-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By jethin

That "saddle" is freakin' hilarious.

That "saddle" is freakin' hilarious.
10-18-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,145
Posted By skidder

Common garter snake, not poisonous. Keep it...

Common garter snake, not poisonous. Keep it around to get rid of the small pests that come in during winter.
10-17-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,145
Posted By rsbob

I’ve heard of gatorskins, but snakeskins?

I’ve heard of gatorskins, but snakeskins?
10-17-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,145
Posted By Troul

that tire hissing?

that tire hissing?
10-16-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,000
Posted By DiabloScott

And the reverse is also true - if you stand until...

And the reverse is also true - if you stand until your legs start to burn, they won't be able to turn the pedals when you finally do sit down.
10-12-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By Barry2

When you go from Large Front Ring & Large Rear...

When you go from Large Front Ring & Large Rear Cog to Small Front Ring and Small Rear Cog there is a considerable difference in the length of chain needed.
This difference is calculated using the...
10-12-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By VegasTriker

Have you considered going with a multi speed rear...

Have you considered going with a multi speed rear hub similar to Sturmey Archer that uses both the internal 3-speed hub and a 9 speed rear derailleur. I have one trike with the no longer available...
10-11-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,600
Posted By cubewheels

I have a $120 bike that I ride 100 miles a week...

I have a $120 bike that I ride 100 miles a week without problems with speeds up to 35 mph over rough roads. However, I overhauled that bike myself and made sure it's properly assembled. I found few...
10-08-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,041
Posted By Hondo Gravel

That fake cheering is bad as the fake crowd noise...

That fake cheering is bad as the fake crowd noise on a rock album they try to pass off as live.
10-08-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,600
Posted By Maelochs

Massachusetts has a lot of hills .... if you ever...

Massachusetts has a lot of hills .... if you ever want to get off the bike path you will definitely want some gears. Western Mass has some actual mountains.

If all you really want to do is ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,584
Posted By Iride01

Oh that's okay. I figure picking is a form of...

Oh that's okay. I figure picking is a form of flattery. I did mean lose. When I see some of the stuff I've written a few minutes after I post it, I'm amazed how I mix up such words. I'd swear I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,584
Posted By wphamilton

Conventional wisdom is that bike weight matters...

Conventional wisdom is that bike weight matters more for light cyclists than heavy ones. So I decided to let myself gain weight, so that my heavy bike won't matter as much.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 910
Posted By George

My roubaix is a 2012 sl3 and it’s a great bike...

My roubaix is a 2012 sl3 and it’s a great bike and fits me perfectly. I upgraded the group set to ultegra a few years ago and it made a great difference. I’m glad I did and the prices of new bikes ,...
10-01-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 612
Posted By Maelochs

I too hate to drive to ride, but the nearest MTB...

I too hate to drive to ride, but the nearest MTB trails are so far from where I live---45 miles---that I have no choice. I have some decent riding roads around here but if I move to somewhere lacking...
09-29-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 330
Posted By BradCon

Thanks! I went searching and did not locate this...

Thanks! I went searching and did not locate this information. This is great stuff. Fingers crossed for a Clincher!
Forum: Touring
09-29-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,314
Posted By djb

[QUOTE=Mark Hoaglund;21719714]FYI and viewing...

[QUOTE=Mark Hoaglund;21719714]FYI and viewing pleasure:

Military Can Openers P-38 & P-51
/QUOTE]

I can't be the only one who immediately thinks of Lightnings and Mustangs no????
Forum: Touring
09-29-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,314
Posted By andrewclaus

My thought too. Reminds me of a COVID joke--"In...

My thought too. Reminds me of a COVID joke--"In 1938, the Hormel Company produced their first batch of Spam. The company just announced that due to consumer hoarding, they will make a second batch."
09-28-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 612
Posted By Patrick3000

You might consider rebuilding an old road bike...

You might consider rebuilding an old road bike and get close to what you want. I’m working on a old steel Peugeot road bike converting it for light trails, wheels, tires and gears. Tire clearance is...
09-27-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 612
Posted By Thomas15

The simple solution to this really bad situation...

The simple solution to this really bad situation is to buy a second home near the trails. This way you can spend your weekends, holidays and vacation near the trails you love and get your city fix...
09-27-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 612
Posted By Mulberry20

“The biggest human temptation is to settle for...

“The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.”
09-27-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,091
Posted By gregf83

My favorite routine in the summer after a ride is...

My favorite routine in the summer after a ride is to jump in the pool. I don't usually heat it in the summer so it's cool and drops my core temperature instantly. Dry off in the sun while drinking a...
09-26-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,793
Posted By 70sSanO

“Using a group of nine volunteers...” I got...

“Using a group of nine volunteers...”

I got a couple buddies, a neighbor, and the guy down the street who walks the dog to disprove that study.

John
09-26-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,091
Posted By nomadmax

Only the people who are in close proximity to you...

Only the people who are in close proximity to you after one of your bird baths can say for sure if it's adequate.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,566
Posted By waters60

Last weekend I was riding with a friend when a...

Last weekend I was riding with a friend when a pickup with a large trailer passed us safely 50 - 100 yards before a stoplight. My friend decided to pull up next to the pickup at the red light. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,566
Posted By pcunite

Did he have a rear or front daylight powered...

Did he have a rear or front daylight powered light?

I see a lot of cyclist putting themselves in unnecessary danger. Cars are 3K to 5K lbs vehicles. Drivers are not looking for tiny slivers, they...
09-21-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By Bill Kapaun

A 73x122mm should be a 73x122mm. I expect the...

A 73x122mm should be a 73x122mm.
I expect the other is a version number, since it's "2" more.
09-20-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,852
Posted By rydabent

Three guys either golfed or cycled on Sat...

Three guys either golfed or cycled on Sat morning. Two of the were grumbling what they had to do for their wives to make up for it. The third one said no problems at my house, I just slap my wife...
09-18-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,000
Posted By deacon mark

[QUOTE=Bigbus;21700619]I still haven't mastered...

[QUOTE=Bigbus;21700619]I still haven't mastered riding without hands in the standing position for more than a few seconds while pedaling, but other than that I stand up with my arms out when coming...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,921
Posted By GlennR

What kinds of "stuff"? Seriously, if you're just...

What kinds of "stuff"? Seriously, if you're just riding and not commuting, what do you need to carry other than a spare tube and some tools?


I do 50+ miles rides and this is all i carry....
09-14-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 607
Posted By Sal Bandini

Blast it with an impact. That's what I did.

Blast it with an impact. That's what I did.
09-13-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,624
Posted By Kapusta

OMG, I want that saddle!!! That is the...

OMG, I want that saddle!!!

That is the longest stem and narrowest bars I have seen in 20 years. I can't believe I used to ride setups like that. Terrifying, in retrospect.
09-12-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,046
Posted By 79pmooney

I use my bathroom scale. I do a couple of...

I use my bathroom scale. I do a couple of weighings as my scale is slightly different depending on where I stand.

Bike weighings can be sobering, Often not knowing is a happier place to be.
09-12-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,624
Posted By thehammerdog

26er full suspension = shame??

I just got back into the mtb world this week sold my old gary fisher a year ago after near death ride. Neighbors got new 29ers full suspension $3k bikes and I was jealous.
got good deal on 26er...
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