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05-27-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,305
Posted By alo

The pressure gauges on the pumps I have seen are...

The pressure gauges on the pumps I have seen are not accurate. I bought a pressure gauge at a cheap price. Then I don't ride bikes with skinny tires.
05-18-20, 04:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,671
Posted By alo

It depends on which roads. Some roads are fairly...

It depends on which roads. Some roads are fairly safe. Some roads have an increased chance of having an accident.
05-14-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,159
Posted By alo

I suggest get front suspension. Also you have...

I suggest get front suspension. Also you have less weight on your hands if your handlebars are higher. You could look for a bike with high handlebars, or raise the handlebars.
05-12-20, 12:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By alo

I don't know, but it is probably to provide shade...

I don't know, but it is probably to provide shade at the time of the day when the sun shines directly in the window.
05-11-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,589
Posted By alo

It is smart to be as predictable as possible. If...

It is smart to be as predictable as possible. If you follow the rules, you will normally do what motorists expect you to do. If you do something motorists don't expect you to do, you are much more...
05-10-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By alo

I like mountain bikes. The wider tires on...

I like mountain bikes. The wider tires on mountain bikes are also beneficial for reducing pinch flats, particularly for people on the heavier side.
05-10-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 979
Posted By alo

I raised the handlebars on a bike that was a bit...

I raised the handlebars on a bike that was a bit small for me. Now it is very comfortable. I don't know how you would feel about doing something similar.
...
05-07-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,964
Posted By alo

You can build up your fitness again, and it will...

You can build up your fitness again, and it will get easier.
05-07-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By alo

You are not a huge amount over, so if you ride...

You are not a huge amount over, so if you ride it, it will probably not break. Something may break after a long time.

Your warranty is probably void because you are over the weight limit.

Start...
05-06-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,859
Posted By alo

Somebody clever could go and buy several...

Somebody clever could go and buy several container loads of second hand mountain bikes out of Japan and import them to the US.
05-06-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,680
Posted By alo

I am not suggesting you are wrong, but just...

I am not suggesting you are wrong, but just explaining a different perspective.

If you get a light weight rider riding a bike on smooth roads, spokes normally don't break. If you get the same...
05-03-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 367
Posted By alo

The Future Of Urban Delivery

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrYLwv9x8HU
05-03-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By alo

Consider raising the existing handlebars. If the...

Consider raising the existing handlebars. If the handlebars are higher, you sit more upright, and put less weight on your hands.
...
05-01-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,093
Posted By alo

With an ebike you can ride further. In some...

With an ebike you can ride further. In some situations people want to go further.

When I get an ebike, I plan to buy a kit, and convert an existing bike. You can easily get replacement parts, and...
05-01-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By alo

It may be the tire slipping around on the rim,...

It may be the tire slipping around on the rim, which eventually results in a tear near the valve stem.

The higher the pressure, the less likely the tire is to slip.

Or get different tires, or...
04-26-20, 04:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 282
Posted By alo

There different ways crank arms are secured, but...

There different ways crank arms are secured, but guessing the type you most likely have.

Knock the crank arm on hard with a hammer. You may use a block of wood or something, so you don't damage...
04-25-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By alo

Don't ride a bike with a broken spoke, as more...

Don't ride a bike with a broken spoke, as more will break fairly rapidly.

You could ride the trike fairly slowly, and see if something breaks. If something breaks at high speed, it may cause...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-20, 04:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,122
Posted By alo

If it does not have lights, I would be getting...

If it does not have lights, I would be getting lights if you are ever likely to be out after dark. I like these:
...
04-22-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By alo

The only time you would not want to go wider, if...

The only time you would not want to go wider, if is there is little clearance between the tire and the frame. If there is plenty of clearance, you can go wider.

The sizes you are talking about...
04-20-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,343
Posted By alo

There are a lot of scams on Ebay. One scam is...

There are a lot of scams on Ebay. One scam is making it appear as if there are multiple items, then only sending one item. One seller tried that on me. After sending the item, he even changed the...
04-19-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 950
Posted By alo

In S E Asia you see a lot of things when the road...

In S E Asia you see a lot of things when the road floods. One girl walked through the water wearing shorts. When she was through, she put her skirt on and went to school. A girl who worked in a...
04-15-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 950
Posted By alo

I have done a similar thing, but not quite as...

I have done a similar thing, but not quite as deep as that, and only on solid roads. On dirt tracks, there can be pot holes and you cant see them. I went to places by bicycle, that other people were...
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By alo

I wrote this so those who don't know may get an...

I wrote this so those who don't know may get an idea.

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1198307-home-dealers-push-second-hand-bike-prices-up.html
04-15-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,507
Posted By alo

Home dealers push second hand bike prices up

There are some people, often pensioners, who like to make a little extra money to supplement their pension. Some of these deal in second hand bikes. They read the local for sale pages often. When...
04-13-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,606
Posted By alo

I suggest: Ask the riders if they want a...

I suggest:

Ask the riders if they want a race, and when. If most of them want it, go ahead.

Prevent any spectators not living in the area, from coming to the area.

Advise spectators living...
04-12-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,331
Posted By alo

I might use it as it is, and at the same time be...

I might use it as it is, and at the same time be looking for a replacement. When you get the replacement, change it.
Forum: Foo
04-10-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,670
Posted By alo

Time to learn Linux

I don't know how many of you know this already.

In the past, when people bought a computer, they also bought Windows, then many of them bought Microsoft office, and antivirus software, and maybe...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,718
Posted By alo

I like having high gears on a bike, along with...

I like having high gears on a bike, along with the regular gears.

Occasionally you may see storm clouds coming your way. It is nice to flick it up a few gears and do a sprint to a place where you...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 28,233
Posted By alo

When I get an e-bike, I will still keep regular...

When I get an e-bike, I will still keep regular bikes. Each time I go out, I will decide which one to use.

With e-bikes, you can go further.
04-05-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,208
Posted By alo

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

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x500/2_s_l500_bcdbca46141f293c518cfac9d1b7ec8532620a47.jpg

Sold on ebay.
04-05-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By alo

These may be pedal extenders. You can use them is...

These may be pedal extenders. You can use them is you want your pedals a bit further out. Is the thread the same as pedals? One would be left hand thread, and the other would be right hand thread.
...
04-05-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,793
Posted By alo

As a cyclist, I ride to be safe. In some places,...

As a cyclist, I ride to be safe. In some places, I ride on the sidewalk. Instead of saying, it is the driver's responsibility, do what you need to do to be safe. There are so many different...
04-01-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By alo

I believe the key is to understand the principle,...

I believe the key is to understand the principle, and not be concerned with precise rules. If somebody 50 feet away coughs or sneezes, and the wind is blowing towards you, the virus could reach you....
03-30-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Posted By alo

In Cambodia, I have bought a number of bikes for...

In Cambodia, I have bought a number of bikes for students from poor families.
03-30-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By alo

If you found an identical one, you could replace...

If you found an identical one, you could replace just one.

If you got one which is the same length but different design, you could replace just one, but it may look odd.

If you want it to look...
03-30-20, 12:25 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,829
Posted By alo

If someone is unreasonable and treats you badly,...

If someone is unreasonable and treats you badly, and you don't do anything about it. Sometime in the future they normally do similar things to others, and there may be consequences. Their attitude...
03-29-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,907
Posted By alo

That's what I called it. I think some people...

That's what I called it.

I think some people weren't trying to be serious. The responses were their idea of humour.
Forum: Triathlon
03-29-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,234
Posted By alo

I don't know how it is set up, but if there is an...

I don't know how it is set up, but if there is an over 60s age bracket, you should have less competition, and may not be behind too many others. You can use the time until then to improve your...
03-29-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,052
Posted By alo

If you picked up a thow away bike and bought new...

If you picked up a thow away bike and bought new parts to fix it, it may not be worthwhile. If you pick up several throw away bikes, and swap parts, so you have a good bike or two, it is worth it.
03-29-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,453
Posted By alo

It looks nice. It is strong. It won't...

It looks nice.

It is strong.

It won't go rusty.
03-28-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 786
Posted By alo

I don't know how much you understand about...

I don't know how much you understand about adjusting disc brakes on a bicycle. There is more than one thing that can be adjusted.

You can normally wind in the non-moving side so it is closer to...
03-28-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,594
Posted By alo

As others have said, don't use bleach. ...

As others have said, don't use bleach.

Sunlight or ultraviolet light kills bacteria and viruses. Just leave it sitting in the sunlight for awhile.
03-28-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By alo

Submerge it in water, and see where the air is...

Submerge it in water, and see where the air is coming out.
03-28-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,098
Posted By alo

I am not concerned about the Coronavirus. Most of...

I am not concerned about the Coronavirus. Most of us will get it, and get over it. It is not something to worry about.

However, many other people are concerned about it. Some more than others. I...
03-28-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13,934
Views: 2,965,991
Posted By alo

Here is one bike I rescued from the trash. ...

Here is one bike I rescued from the trash.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1809x1199/bike_09f2bcfe80a33a13801d98831671ae82545bd06f.png

You can see it is a Raleigh. Most of...
03-27-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,907
Posted By alo

Why can't you just have a friendly discussion?

Why can't you just have a friendly discussion?
03-27-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,410
Posted By alo

1. Consume citrus fruit, or other fruit, or...

1. Consume citrus fruit, or other fruit, or fruit juice, to get vitamin C. This is beneficial for a good immune response.

2. Use Eucalyptus oil. In Australia I buy 100% Eucalyptus oil, and place...
03-27-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,572
Posted By alo

One of the sick things in Western society, is a...

One of the sick things in Western society, is a lot of people are experts on what everyone else should do. Sometimes you do something for a good reason, but other people don't understand.

An...
03-24-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,052
Posted By alo

In Australia, they have days when people can put...

In Australia, they have days when people can put large items of trash out on the street. Sometimes bicycles are in the trash, in various conditions. Sometimes complete and usable, but often needing...
Forum: Introductions
03-24-20, 12:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,632
Posted By alo

Years ago I said to a friend of mine, I don't...

Years ago I said to a friend of mine, I don't look too bad when I look in the mirror. She said, that's because you are looking front on. Try turning side on, and look again. She was right. I didn't...
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