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03-28-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 508
Posted By FiftySix

Ya got any bike suggestions to go with your...

Ya got any bike suggestions to go with your criticisms?

BTW, a hacksaw can shorten bars, I've done that countless times.
03-28-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 21,895
Posted By L134

Quote: Originally Posted by bargo68 View Post...

Quote:
Originally Posted by bargo68 View Post (https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1150602-rivendell-seems-have-changed-8.html#post21386547)
1) how many people bought a Riv...
03-26-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By cyclic_eric

I also like Steve Hogg's writing on the subject. ...

I also like Steve Hogg's writing on the subject.
For what it's worth, I think seated riding is not the only position to consider stem fit.
Some of the best times I have on a bike are when that out...
03-26-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Thought of some links to look at concerning the...

Thought of some links to look at concerning the sore hand heels. I had those decades ago before I figured out how to adjust everything. I don't think I ever rest the heels of my hands on anything...
03-25-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 21,895
Posted By livedarklions

This is now the 8-track tape of threads.

This is now the 8-track tape of threads.
03-24-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 478
Posted By sweeks

OP is in GB.

OP is in GB.
03-23-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 319
Posted By abritishbikefan

Actually I was more of a Lynyrd Skynyrd fan.

Actually I was more of a Lynyrd Skynyrd fan.
03-23-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 319
Posted By abritishbikefan

I did not know that. That's how old I am. I'd...

I did not know that. That's how old I am. I'd like to thank everyone for getting the Bianchi back on the road looking 80s cool.

Great advice on a great site.

Gonna put in my shoulder pads, fire...
03-23-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 674
Posted By hillyman

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$400 new from bikes direct
Forum: Touring
03-22-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,221
Posted By smudgy

TransAmerica Trail Bike Tour, The Dreaded Middle Third

My 4th and final tour of 2019 captured on video. I only had time to ride from Pueblo, CO to Carbondale, IL. I heard a biker call it the dreaded middle third. He said it's called that because that's...
03-22-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 630
Posted By rollagain

Here--again: ...

Here--again:

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_aa-l.html#airless

Tannus' Armour Inserts would be far better; they put a thick layer of material between the tire and tube, but still DO include...
03-22-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 630
Posted By PaulH

I use Schwalbe Marathon Plus with Mr. Tuffy. I...

I use Schwalbe Marathon Plus with Mr. Tuffy. I get a flat every 20,000 miles or so. Exactly what benefit would I get from airless tires? When pneumatic tires were introduced in the early 20th...
03-20-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 306
Posted By venomx

I pulled the disk brake gently away from where it...

I pulled the disk brake gently away from where it was rubbing and made sure the wheel was seated properly after loosening the quick release and now its silent.
Forum: Touring
03-18-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 792
Posted By 2zweelabout

When I mentioned to my dermatologist that I...

When I mentioned to my dermatologist that I faithfully used sunscreen while biking but was often annoyed when my eyes burned at times from sun screen laden sweat from my forehead, he suggested I use...
Forum: Touring
03-17-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 792
Posted By acantor

On my first multi-day tour, in addition to...

On my first multi-day tour, in addition to getting a sunburn, I discovered the energy-sapping effects of over-exposure to the sun. After a few days on the road, my skin actually hurt, and I was...
03-17-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By Berge20

Good article, thanks.

Good article, thanks.
03-16-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 759
Posted By indyfabz

Went shopping on the Trucker yesterday. Itís...

Went shopping on the Trucker yesterday. Itís aptly named.

And it can haul lots of TP.:)
03-15-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By Berge20

Thanks for these thoughts all. Just noticed that...

Thanks for these thoughts all. Just noticed that my seat slipped back all the way somehow on the last ride w/o me noticing so going to fix that first and see where things are at. Will definitely...
03-15-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By dsbrantjr

How about sticking a wedge or block of...

How about sticking a wedge or block of closed-cell foam to the light or the bag to tip the light upwards?
Or wire the light to the back of her helmet instead.
03-14-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By debade

I only cover my Brooks leather saddle. If I take...

I only cover my Brooks leather saddle. If I take one of my other bikes, the rain does not penetrate the saddle.

I am not concerned with the weather or doing anything special when I arrive since...
03-14-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By fishboat

1917 Icycle

Just saw this on the local PBS station..interesting.

The photo is from a race on the Milwaukee River at the 1917 Milwaukee Winter Carnival.

A video below adds some color to the story.....
03-13-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 528
Posted By 79pmooney

If you are thinking about changing cranksets,...

If you are thinking about changing cranksets, seriously consider a triple. You may need a new front derailleur and shifters but what you get in return are great gear choices. With (say) a 50-38-24...
03-12-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By smashndash

Looks perfectly fine to me. I wouldnít recommend...

Looks perfectly fine to me. I wouldnít recommend raising your saddle. It might feel fine, but youíre gonna start riding a bit more toe down, which could lead to muscle recruitment issues. Only raise...
Forum: Touring
03-12-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By Leebo

I just have an entire film crew follow me with a...

I just have an entire film crew follow me with a drone. Gps tracker on my bike. Or not. One can mount on the handlebars or helmet. I usually just stop on occasion and take a few pics.
03-10-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,320
Posted By Dalvis

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The is the frame without the clear coat...
03-10-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,320
Posted By Dalvis

Update #2...

Update #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) . I teach in Fulton county schools in ga. We made national news. A teacher in our system has the coronavirus. That...
Forum: Touring
03-10-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,876
Posted By djb

when I was a teenager, we had an Inuit girl stay...

when I was a teenager, we had an Inuit girl stay with us as a boarder, and at least once her brother mailed her a cardboard box with frozen seal, fish and bird meat that he had hunted.
so I've had...
03-09-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,369
Posted By Kapusta

My 30 year old car blew a head gasket. Iím...

My 30 year old car blew a head gasket.

Iím done with cars.
03-09-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 417
Posted By PDXCarless

Weekend functional art project, copper basket/rack

I couldn't find a good front rack that didn't get in the way of my dynamo-powered headlight (connecting to the upper fork and handlebars instead of to the fender bracket), so I made one from leftover...
03-08-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,224
Posted By Papa Tom

Yeah, you may be right, but as I say, let's see...

Yeah, you may be right, but as I say, let's see what those who pulled the trigger on this item think about it.

A few months ago, I bought a fold-up cross-bar tire lug wrench to keep in my car. It...
03-08-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 995
Posted By Rage

Ah, them millennials...

Ah, them millennials...
03-08-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 995
Posted By Miradaman

Ah, that woud explain it. Thanks.

Ah, that woud explain it. Thanks.
03-08-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,019
Posted By Theypeedonmyrug

Tres Ratones joke

My cat is a comedian. He prepared this elaborate joke for me in the corner of our living room:...
03-08-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,029
Posted By livedarklions

Overheard At The Diner

"You're a scientist?"
"No, I'm a cyclist."
"You can see the future?"
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03-08-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,019
Posted By BobbyG

The Cat Left Me a "Present"...

...or so I thought.

In the dim glow of the night light I walked into the downstairs bathroom barefoot this morning, and stepped on something small and squishy between the commode and the shower.
...
03-07-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,004
Posted By delbiker1

One easy way around this, do not use a tracker...

One easy way around this, do not use a tracker app. There are certainly other, accurate, inexpensive ways to keep a log of miles.
03-07-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,224
Posted By 100bikes

A $20 tool kit for a $20 bicycle. The...

A $20 tool kit for a $20 bicycle.

The materials and precision of tools at this price would be suspect.

We read of people killing threads on cranks with cheap removers.
I can't imagine the...
03-06-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,369
Posted By Elvo

I'd recommend a hitch rack

I'd recommend a hitch rack
03-06-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,369
Posted By pdlamb

One might also reasonably conclude that older...

One might also reasonably conclude that older bike racks should be inspected periodically, and worn or aged parts (like nylon straps) replaced as needed.
Forum: Touring
03-06-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,522
Posted By Nyah

This post is not an update on the Sutra, but on...

This post is not an update on the Sutra, but on another bicycle that someone posting in this thread was considering.

While visiting the REI store in northern Virginia recently, I checked out the...
03-05-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By livedarklions

Seriously, leave this alone. All you can get out...

Seriously, leave this alone. All you can get out of it is a disappointed friend.
03-05-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By Kabuki12

Naval jelly available at marine hardware store,...

Naval jelly available at marine hardware store, maybe Home Depot. Any pitting can be smoothed with bronze wool. Joe
03-05-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 837
Posted By Unca_Sam

Briefly, cushioning on a saddle both compresses...

Briefly, cushioning on a saddle both compresses and expands. As you sit on a soft saddle and sink in, the padding pushes back on the softer parts, potentially causing saddle sores and/or numbness.
03-05-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,801
Posted By rumrunn6

awww probably wanted it's own bike ...

awww probably wanted it's own bike

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03-05-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,801
Posted By FiftySix

Today, I was the prey

Working from the house today, I took a lunch time ride. What a beautiful day it is for such a thing here in Southeast Texas.

Pedaling, pedaling, pedaling, I went up a small hill at a local park...
03-05-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,857
Posted By noimagination

Hate? No. I admit I prefer my friction bar...

Hate? No.

I admit I prefer my friction bar end shifters on my touring bike to the Shimano Ultrega shift/brake levers on our tandem, as the shifting is very mushy and I get a lot of mis- and...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,190
Posted By noglider

I like 32mm tires. Wider is faster, all things...

I like 32mm tires. Wider is faster, all things being equal. But all things are never equal. A wider tire of the same construction is heavier. Still, you can get lightweight sidewall tires in 32mm,...
03-04-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Carnac the Magnificent died, sorry. ...

Carnac the Magnificent died, sorry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFQFf_Vb0Hw
Forum: Commuting
03-03-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,190
Posted By Darth Lefty

My main commuter bike has a 3" front and 2.8"...

My main commuter bike has a 3" front and 2.8" rear... so I say go for it
Forum: Commuting
03-03-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,190
Posted By BobbyG

A heavier tire may slow you down slightly, but as...

A heavier tire may slow you down slightly, but as davei1980 pointed out it may yield less rolling resistance. My experience is bigger tires at lower inflation feel slower due to more cushioning and...
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