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Forum: Touring
10-21-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 909
Posted By imi

Heck yeah! 😊 Youíre out there doing it!

Heck yeah! 😊 Youíre out there doing it!
Forum: Touring
10-14-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,527
Posted By phughes

I like comfort too. I can lie under the hammock...

I like comfort too. I can lie under the hammock in the rain, sit under it and watch the world go by, or even fix coffee, or lie inside as well. I have a huge rain tarp over the hammock. I liked the...
10-13-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By dsbrantjr

That is about my preferred tightness, "race...

That is about my preferred tightness, "race tight"; in case of a spill or crash the bar can move to minimize the chance of damage or injury, but will stay put under normal use. Same with brake and...
10-12-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,195
Posted By 70sSanO

In thinking about this thread... OP rides...

In thinking about this thread...

OP rides over 11,000 miles without a single post or even joining BF.

Has an issue with his carbon wheelset that is not resolved and decides it's time to get...
Forum: Touring
09-16-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By Summerof71

With respect. Iím a seasoned touring cyclist, and...

With respect. Iím a seasoned touring cyclist, and this question is correctly posted here. Peopleís opinions and experiences are being asked. Therefore please think again before offering an obviously...
09-14-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 571
Posted By bikemig

Silva’s are famous for sometimes exploding. The...

Silva’s are famous for sometimes exploding. The zefal will not. It can also pump to higher pressure. I like them both but the zefal is IMO the better pump.
09-13-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 595
Posted By woodcraft

You're out with your clincher-riding group, and...

You're out with your clincher-riding group, and someone slashes their tire on a broken bottle.

After chiding their carelessness, you give them your spare tubular which they put on and ride home.
...
09-10-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,004
Posted By SuperLJ

Mrs. Peel from The Avengers was my first...

Mrs. Peel from The Avengers was my first celebrity crush when I was just a kid. Sorry to hear of her passing. RIP Dame Diana

For those of you who arenít familiar, hereís a great video:
...
09-10-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,004
Posted By repechage

That is sad i liked that show as a kid and...

That is sad

i liked that show as a kid
and she drove an Elan.

they did not use John Steedís car very often
a Bentley Le Mans car.
09-10-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,004
Posted By davester

Emma Peel rides into eternity

I know this should probably go in "celebrities on bikes" but Diana Rigg passed away today...
...
09-10-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 431
Posted By robertj298

Maybe because there was only one Dura Ace AX...

Maybe because there was only one Dura Ace AX rear derailleur AX 7300
09-10-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,259
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Maybe if you drank the Shimano Kool Aid after the...

Maybe if you drank the Shimano Kool Aid after the early 1990s when their 30T ring and 27T cog set were considered the WAY and came on so many road bikes. But some of us older guys were running 24 or...
09-09-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By ofajen

Change the setting under User Control Panel ->...

Change the setting under User Control Panel -> Edit Options -> Default Thread Subscription Mode to No Notifications.
09-09-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,520
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Ignore list made.

Ignore list made.
09-09-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,520
Posted By 70sSanO

I apologize if my terminology is not technically...

I apologize if my terminology is not technically correct, I gladly accept being called out on any of it, as I don't really give a ... It is merely based on my riding and not on any research or...
08-20-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By pdlamb

9 speed was from the halcyon days when Campy and...

9 speed was from the halcyon days when Campy and Shimano cassettes were close enough to be interchangeable. I'm running a Campagnolo shifter and (long cage) derailer with Shimano 11-34 cassette and...
08-18-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,379
Posted By markjenn

These sorts of discussions tend to be co-opted by...

These sorts of discussions tend to be co-opted by the DIY'ers to evangelize investing in tools and learning to fix bikes yourself. Which is fine, if it's something you have interest in, but the...
08-18-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,649
Posted By noisebeam

Responsibility?. I think you've missed the point....

Responsibility?. I think you've missed the point. It is about courtesy and efficiency, but I can see how those may not be of interest to others.

When it comes to hand signals and more broadly...
08-17-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,649
Posted By AlmostTrick

Often that makes sense. If there is someone...

Often that makes sense. If there is someone waiting to pull out and my signaling would allow them to safely do so, I will do it as a courtesy. Otherwise they have to wait, only to say "Nice signal...
08-09-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14,070
Views: 3,038,437
Posted By Korina

So this happened. I really should stop looking at...

So this happened. I really should stop looking at CraigsList. An '84(?) Stumpy, all original parts, including the Jim Blackburn rear rack. Brakes need work, a touch of surface rust here and there,...
08-09-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,582
Posted By genejockey

The same ones that existed before cell phones. ...

The same ones that existed before cell phones. Flag down a passing motorist or other cyclist. Walk to where there's service, or other help.

This is one reason why some of the other posters have...
08-08-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,994
Posted By flangehead

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,522
Posted By Bah Humbug

I don't know about "human nature", but it's...

I don't know about "human nature", but it's definitely jackass nature. A good group run has the fastest people juuuuust barely dragging the others faster than they would otherwise. There are guys I...
07-30-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By Retro Grouch

For what it's worth, I kind of like the faded...

For what it's worth, I kind of like the faded "ghost" version better.
07-27-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,451
Posted By AlmostTrick

From the back pedal reflectors absolutely work....

From the back pedal reflectors absolutely work. The opposing up and down movement identifies it as a person pedaling a bike, not something that may be going the same speed as the motorists. The nice...
07-24-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,112
Posted By Happy Feet

IMO, it is even more of a beautiful thing when...

IMO, it is even more of a beautiful thing when you choose a bicycle platform you can repair and maintain yourself. True, most still need to purchase a bike; but to be able to go forward from that...
07-23-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,127
Posted By trailangel

Lots of BS here. Every car is a loaded weapon....

Lots of BS here. Every car is a loaded weapon. Any door on any car can open at any time. OP gives fixie couriers the bad rap they deserve when riding faster than traffic, coming up on cars and...
07-23-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,112
Posted By wolfchild

I never smoked anything or did any drugs...but...

I never smoked anything or did any drugs...but having a beer at the end of a hard day or after a bike ride is a beautiful thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 11,595
Posted By Bah Humbug

The OP and several others have been grinding this...

The OP and several others have been grinding this axe for a week or two now, and are specifically talking about intentionally grabbing a strangerís wheel to go faster than they could otherwise.
07-23-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,127
Posted By livedarklions

Dooring is actually a low-probability event so I...

Dooring is actually a low-probability event so I take anyone's "this has been foolproof for me" claims with about a zillion grains of salt. The vast majority of us will never get doored in our...
07-23-20, 02:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,266
Posted By Kabuki12

My take on MUP’s is that they are for everything...

My take on MUP’s is that they are for everything but bikes! I gave up on them a while ago. It looks like where you are they are great, but here in Southern California it is for moms with strollers...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 11,595
Posted By genejockey

Racial slurs are generally used by people in...

Racial slurs are generally used by people in positions of greater power and privilege to put people of lesser privilege 'in their place'. It's the same privileged thinking when someone assumes that...
07-21-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,366
Posted By indyfabz

1. You are wearing helmets after being involved...

1. You are wearing helmets after being involved in head crashes while wearing them?

2. He cited a study that involves makes that include high(er) end models. Guess which types of helmets are more...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,974
Posted By Indigo82

I totally support your idea to use vintage mtb...

I totally support your idea to use vintage mtb for commuting. I did the same with mine. Originally this bike was bought by our whole family after train ride to the capital city in 1994 when I was 12...
07-19-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,512
Posted By grizzly59

Back in the mid-80's I serviced a rear hub in a...

Back in the mid-80's I serviced a rear hub in a Rockhopper (straight up Deore) with CENEX wheel bearing grease. Stuff was brownish and the tub said it was good for disk brake wheel bearings. I just...
07-18-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,700
Posted By 79pmooney

If your bike can carry it, seriously consider a...

If your bike can carry it, seriously consider a traditional frame pump rather than a mini pump. Good frame pumps will give you full road pressure in 100 strokes or less. The French Zephal HPX is as...
07-18-20, 03:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,581
Posted By polyphrast

On the Lezyne Webpage (lezyne.com) is a separate...

On the Lezyne Webpage (lezyne.com) is a separate category called "stvzo" (--> Electronics --> LED lights --> StVZO). There are hardly any StVZO compliant beam patterns with 1000 lumens, unless it is...
07-17-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,878
Posted By cccorlew

I'm shocked at the roundabout love here. I always...

I'm shocked at the roundabout love here. I always think of them as cyclist elimination zones. I hate them when I'm in a car, but REALLY hate them when I'm on a bike.
07-16-20, 02:56 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,215
Posted By holytrousers

That's why every cyclist should learn Vehicular...

That's why every cyclist should learn Vehicular Cycling : the road is ours and such situations will always happen. Bike lanes are a convenience for cyclists, and should not be used when they are not...
07-15-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,403
Posted By livedarklions

Cute, but damn wrong. I'm arguing this because I...

Cute, but damn wrong. I'm arguing this because I damn near hit a kid who was bicycling on a MUP because his dad had blinded me with his stupid strobe. It literally made the kid who was riding...
07-11-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By rccardr

Couple pics to help out: Left shifter parts in...

Couple pics to help out:
Left shifter parts in order of installation
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1921x760/img_3307_bbdd5915a1f8ac01edebfb461cb2d0cfd1052f69.jpg
This is...
07-10-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,022
Posted By rydabent

If they are fogging up your glasses, they are...

If they are fogging up your glasses, they are leaking air and that makes that mask totally useless!!!!
07-10-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,302
Posted By pdlamb

You almost have to try both and see which one...

You almost have to try both and see which one works best for you.

Sunsleeves do OK for me up to mid-80s at home, perhaps 90F or so in low humidity (<25%). I've never had problems with sweat...
07-10-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,384
Posted By velopig

This thread is why you don't turn to forums like...

This thread is why you don't turn to forums like this. Basically the three standard responses for everything is;

1. You are screwed and got screwed, this thing is a death trap caused by a massive...
Forum: Touring
07-10-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,977
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Don't forget the shim for the stem. I think I see...

Don't forget the shim for the stem. I think I see a shim there in the photo but was not sure.

***

For years I have been trying to come up with the perfect bracket for my Carradice Pendle saddle...
07-08-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By aggiegrads

If you have a way to measure the chain, that...

If you have a way to measure the chain, that would be the best path forward. If you have a set of calipers, the measurement over the pins should be 7.0mm or less.

If you don't have a set of...
Forum: Touring
07-07-20, 12:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,977
Posted By Happy Feet

The big problem is that everyone in the US seems...

The big problem is that everyone in the US seems to think what they are doing isn't the problem. The guy on a bike tour, the girl going to the crowded beach, the people going to mass gatherings......
07-05-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 13,298
Posted By Homebrew01

Clipless have benefits for those who make use of...

Clipless have benefits for those who make use of their benefits.
They don't have benefits for those who don't make use of their benefits.
07-03-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,954
Posted By mrv

plus one for this. ^^ also: STOP THE...

plus one for this. ^^

also: STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE...
07-03-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,954
Posted By Joe Bikerider

How about not shining your ultra bright lights in...

How about not shining your ultra bright lights in my eyes? Yes, we maybe didnít crash but did you notice me turning my head away from your rude display? I guess you think thatís my problem. Sigh.
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