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04-05-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 761
Posted By chaadster

I gotta say, most of the threads on the topic are...

I gotta say, most of the threads on the topic are rubbish, and I’ve seen a lot of them over the course of my +12 years on BF. I say this because it was only this year that I saw someone suggest...
04-05-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,764
Posted By Phil_gretz

Any and all physical activity, within limits of...

Any and all physical activity, within limits of your health and abilities, can contribute to weight loss. More important is to understand blood chemistry for indicators and calorie intake and its...
03-26-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,945
Posted By UCantTouchThis

I've been told that it's hard to get tubes by my...

I've been told that it's hard to get tubes by my local bike shop. But I just went online and found plenty available.

A bit more pricey, best deal was 4 for $26 but that is why I use the...
03-21-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 746
Posted By HTupolev

A backwards tire chevron produces a huge amount...

A backwards tire chevron produces a huge amount of aesthetic drag.
02-16-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 872
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Pelotaunt (SNL Skit)

I laughed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0CwNpMmUfY&feature=emb_logo
02-15-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 967
Posted By Hiro11

1. Practice sitting astride your bike, resting...

1. Practice sitting astride your bike, resting lightly on the top tube with hands and wrists draped loosely over bars in an insouciant, "tranquillo" manner. Do this in the mirror to perfect stoplight...
02-15-21, 05:16 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 7,258
Posted By Troul

Sticky of the brakes will only add friction...

Sticky of the brakes will only add friction amongst the members.
02-14-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,830
Posted By Danhedonia

Just didn't work out that way for me with a PX-10.

Just didn't work out that way for me with a PX-10.
02-13-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,519
Posted By indyfabz

I canít wait until spring.

I canít wait until spring.
01-24-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,205
Posted By wgscott

My biggest problem is in the denominator.

My biggest problem is in the denominator.
01-18-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,195
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Well here's my contribution. ...

Well here's my contribution.
https://www.wimbledonguardian.co.uk/resources/images/3294648/
01-16-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,195
Posted By tomato coupe

Good question. ...

Good question.
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01-15-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,622
Posted By Gresp15C

It has to do with inflation. ;)

It has to do with inflation. ;)
01-11-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,579
Posted By the sci guy

my riding style hasn't changed since I got my...

my riding style hasn't changed since I got my first mountain bike in middle school. I took up a lot of the practices of a trail rider - not a true gravity downhill rider, but plenty of mountain...
01-03-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By veganbikes

I would stick with 26". If you like Disc brakes...

I would stick with 26". If you like Disc brakes which can be quite nice you can find forks that will accommodate or have someone build one which there are plenty of excellent builders in the U.S. who...
12-27-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By wolfchild

I am not interested in indoor trainers or...

I am not interested in indoor trainers or training apps, I ride outside....If I can't ride my outside then I find other forms of exercise and activities to maintain my fitness.
12-13-20, 04:17 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 88,641
Posted By Vonruden

A couple of mine - Retrotec 29er mtb, Rivendell...

A couple of mine - Retrotec 29er mtb, Rivendell Quickbeam, Chapman cycles 650b Townie, Nagasawa special


...
12-09-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,239
Posted By John Bramson

I'll edit the original post right now & try to...

I'll edit the original post right now & try to keep it up to date.
12-08-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,838
Posted By tomato coupe

It's just so overused.

It's just so overused.
12-08-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,838
Posted By Koyote

So, what's your problem with it?

So, what's your problem with it?
11-23-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,026
Posted By Gresp15C

Road: 1x9 Road: 1x1 Road (shopping and...

Road: 1x9
Road: 1x1
Road (shopping and hauling): 1x3
Road (winter shopping and hauling): 1x3

I live in a region of endless rolling hills. And I'm a fairly slow cyclists. All of my bikes have...
11-23-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By John_V

On a simple bike computer with just the basics, I...

On a simple bike computer with just the basics, I like the Sigma line. Next would be CatEye. Both will do the job without having all the bells and whistles.
11-08-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,864
Posted By CargoDane

I have a non-electronic ROhloff IGH with a belt....

I have a non-electronic ROhloff IGH with a belt. It's less maintenance than a derailleur system. I use Cinq shifters with it, so not electronic. I don't think it gets much less maintenance free than...
11-08-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,864
Posted By Maelochs

Definitely find a new shop. Bikes are...

Definitely find a new shop.

Bikes are simple. That is part of the appeal. There are not a lot of things to adjust and once adjusted, they tend to stay adjusted.

If your shop is worth visiting,...
11-07-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 996
Posted By Miele Man

It's amazing what some people will try on a...

It's amazing what some people will try on a bicycle. I was helping a guy fix a bike and noticed that somehow he'd managed to thread a right pedal onto a left crankarm. When I asked him if he noticed...
11-06-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,777
Posted By dddd

Saddle tilt relates to how the rider is...

Saddle tilt relates to how the rider is positioned on the bike, which in turn is related to how much torque on average is being applied to the pedals.

Long rides and gentle rides will see the...
11-05-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,777
Posted By 79pmooney

I come forward quite a lot going hard and in one...

I come forward quite a lot going hard and in one of my climbing positions. (I "ride the rivet" a lot except I refuse to sit on hard steel - hence no Brooks seats for me!) A seat that isn't tipped...
11-03-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,415
Posted By hsuBM

Everyone should have full cold weather cycling...

Everyone should have full cold weather cycling clothes and a fendered winter training fixed gear road bike.
11-02-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 9,165
Posted By Trakhak

All physics is local.

All physics is local.
11-01-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,324
Posted By TomM

The biggest issue I encountered when I moved to a...

The biggest issue I encountered when I moved to a fixed gear was learning how to fart while peddling. I took for granted the ability to stand up while not peddling.
11-01-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 9,165
Posted By tomato coupe

My head hurts ...

My head hurts ...
11-01-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 9,165
Posted By tomato coupe

Not exactly what you're looking for, but...

Not exactly what you're looking for, but interesting nonetheless:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1026x669/power_vs_weight_8da33b64d5439d0a3e4a740cb124b90580172919.jpg
10-30-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,950
Posted By Indigo82

Well those are some very affordable steel bar...

Well those are some very affordable steel bar ends similar to the one in the picture below:...
10-30-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By Salamandrine

Stop. Before you do anything at all, learn to...

Stop. Before you do anything at all, learn to adjust the bottom bracket bearings. Play in itself is an adjustment and nothing more. Leave the cranks on. Loosen the adjustable lock ring on the non...
10-26-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,524
Posted By Toadmeister

Rain is not nearly as bad for your bike as it Is...

Rain is not nearly as bad for your bike as it Is sitting in the lonely corner of your garage.
10-26-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 166,052
Posted By bOsscO

Ok I think I'm finally at a point where I can...

Ok I think I'm finally at a point where I can post some finished (for now) photos and details about this bike. I've posted a few photos and info here (and a few other C&V threads) of this bike...
10-24-20, 01:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,186
Posted By tangerineowl

Conti RaceKing Protection 2.2" if they fit.

Conti RaceKing Protection 2.2" if they fit.
10-23-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,901
Posted By frogman

Yes it would !! Just don't post it on BF unless...

Yes it would !! Just don't post it on BF unless you wear your asbestos fire suit, you would be flamed for sure ! :lol:
10-23-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 733
Posted By nomadmax

I've "knighted" a dog or two in my time...

I've "knighted" a dog or two in my time ;)
10-22-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,298
Posted By gorillimo

My only bike. I ride it everywhere. ...

My only bike. I ride it everywhere.
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10-22-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,839
Posted By livedarklions

I tow an Airstream trailer behind my bike, mostly...

I tow an Airstream trailer behind my bike, mostly so I can use the commode.
10-22-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,014
Posted By livedarklions

It's a motivational factor getting you to work...

It's a motivational factor getting you to work harder. By your logic, riding a bicycle without an engine is a design flaw as one can't bail out to assist or take over.

I've ridden single speed...
10-20-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,901
Posted By wilson_smyth

Op here, reporting back with some rock solid,...

Op here, reporting back with some rock solid, incontrovertible, highly subjective results!

Cycled to and from work today with the tires at a shade under 50psi, down from 70.

It was much more...
10-20-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,297
Posted By redcon1

My childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon,...

My childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring, we'd make meat helmets... and wear them while riding our bicycles.
10-20-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,227
Posted By Lemond1985

It's like i always say, give a man a fish and he...

It's like i always say, give a man a fish and he will have food for a day. But teach him to ride a bicycle powered boat with two fishing poles baited with artificial minnows, he'll have enough...
10-19-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 88,641
Posted By gergokee

that's a beaut

that's a beaut
10-16-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,014
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Coasting is nasty and insidious? Faster and more...

Coasting is nasty and insidious? Faster and more efficient? Danger as a motivator? Good Grief, spare us slow inefficient dullards from macho, bad-ass buffoonery.
10-16-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,014
Posted By REDMASTA

there isn't much benefit to a fixed gear other...

there isn't much benefit to a fixed gear other than it's difficult. the difficulty is compounded if you live somewhere hilly. not everyone is cut out for it, and even fewer will excel at it.
...
10-15-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,014
Posted By IGH_Only

I think I've heard enough. If people equate...

I think I've heard enough. If people equate fixies with being "macho" and "badass", then single speed it is for me.
10-14-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,305
Posted By Paul Barnard

These encounters make the rides a little less...

These encounters make the rides a little less monotonous.
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