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09-22-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 3,987
Posted By Happy Feet

It's a little sad to see how much vitriol some...

It's a little sad to see how much vitriol some people can generate towards others who really have no impact upon their lives. And such a well formed negative opinion for someone who admittedly, had...
09-22-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 342
Posted By P!N20

And thatís a problem because... ;)

And thatís a problem because... ;)
09-15-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,216
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

a bike shop owner that knows way more than me...

a bike shop owner that knows way more than me told me to, so I do
09-13-20, 04:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 838
Posted By cb400bill

You didn't overpay @ $100. But, that saddle has...

You didn't overpay @ $100. But, that saddle has to go.

https://images.craigslist.org/00D0D_46lnPzVrhXc_0CI0t2_1200x900.jpg
09-09-20, 07:21 PM
09-08-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,254
Posted By tomato coupe

Not thousands, but I've heard of several cases...

Not thousands, but I've heard of several cases where cotton-clad cyclists died of embarrassment.
09-08-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,904
Posted By indyfabz

Wax on. Wax off.

Wax on. Wax off.
09-06-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,904
Posted By wingless

At the end of a long day of bicycle riding, I...

At the end of a long day of bicycle riding, I like to disassemble my chain for a thorough cleaning, just in case some dirt found its way into this assembly.

My experience is that an old toothbrush...
09-05-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,160
Posted By pbass

We should probably move this over to Talkbass;)...

We should probably move this over to Talkbass;) But yeah, numero uno is a P with 10 year old flats and a foam mute. Rippers are killer!
09-05-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By JohnDThompson

Yes, you're right. My bad. :( The best...

Yes, you're right. My bad. :(

The best course of action is to ignore all the archaic ABC and inch size designations and instead rely on the ETRTO/ISO size designations.
09-04-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,323
Posted By livedarklions

Just keep the 30 ring and remove 4 teeth from it....

Just keep the 30 ring and remove 4 teeth from it. That's how it works, right?
09-04-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By JohnDThompson

Those are sunglasses, not goggles. These are...

Those are sunglasses, not goggles.

These are goggles:
09-04-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,287
Posted By randyjawa

I have never felt the need to invert the bike...

I have never felt the need to invert the bike when removing or installing the rear wheel. Loosen the quick release. Ensure chain is on the smallest cog. Lift the rear of the bike off of the...
09-03-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,254
Posted By Danhedonia

I wear underwear made of shark's teeth and the...

I wear underwear made of shark's teeth and the broken femurs of angels.
09-03-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,143
Posted By 79pmooney

My number one ride is a ti fix gear where I...

My number one ride is a ti fix gear where I TriFlo the chain. Being fix gear, I could take the brakes off. (And with that establishing I had nothing worthwhile between my ears, I could skip the...
09-03-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By Barry2

Let's call the whole thing off ! Barry

Let's call the whole thing off !

Barry
09-03-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 526
Posted By tkamd73

With gray, and neutral decals, you can do just...

With gray, and neutral decals, you can do just about anything. If it were mine I’d do yellow tape and housing, celeste would also look good, but hard to really go wrong here. Whatever floats your...
09-02-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,120
Posted By 79pmooney

Several notes on fix gears. High bottom brackets,...

Several notes on fix gears. High bottom brackets, low Q-factors and narrow pedals take most of the worry out of pedal strikes. I always ride with two brakes. Yes, the rear isn't essential but the...
08-29-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 823
Posted By TugaDude

I have converted several bikes, none of which I'd...

I have converted several bikes, none of which I'd considered "ghetto-rigged" and the cost in each case was either zero or close to it. I fail to see the problem unless you choose a poor candidate to...
08-28-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 13,273
Posted By livedarklions

This is definitely a "for you" question. You can...

This is definitely a "for you" question. You can spend next to no money on it, or you can make it infinitely expensive.

Some hobbies have no extremely low end. For example, practically speaking,...
08-28-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 13,273
Posted By freeranger

I've found that any time you specify anything as...

I've found that any time you specify anything as a "hobby" that the expense automatically goes up, vs if it is just an "activity".
08-24-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By ShannonM

The Worst Good Components Thread

Inspired by the great "Things That Everyone Loves That You Hate" thread, I thought of a couple of parts that I really, really hated, but I couldn't put them on my list since everybody hated them....
08-24-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,218
Posted By CV-6

These are my designated gravel bikes ...

These are my designated gravel bikes

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50043952776_2b54ba1cd0_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jfdkE1)Dirty Bike (https://flic.kr/p/2jfdkE1) by L Travers...
08-22-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,297
Posted By Maelochs

Once we go past "We all need to get lives" there...

Once we go past "We all need to get lives" there is no redemption short of "We have dedication and persistence far beyond the bounds of all but the strongest .... or most disturbed."
08-21-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By ShannonM

1 speed what you did there. --Shannon

1 speed what you did there.

--Shannon
08-21-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By Troul

As long as we have the ole snake eyes, we might...

As long as we have the ole snake eyes, we might be fixed for a while regarding progression.
08-19-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,297
Posted By Koyote

“And one more thing: you kids get off of my lawn!”

“And one more thing: you kids get off of my lawn!”
08-19-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 797
Posted By Salamandrine

Not advisable to use disk brakes with a vintage...

Not advisable to use disk brakes with a vintage fork. Disk brakes put a lot more stress at the very ends compared to rim brakes, and require a heavier duty fork.

The bikes been refinished twice,...
08-16-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,932
Posted By OTS

Shhhhhhhhhhh ;)

Shhhhhhhhhhh ;)
08-15-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,932
Posted By cb400bill

Mid to late 80's Schwinns.

Mid to late 80's Schwinns.
08-15-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,543
Posted By tcarl

Anything on an Ambrosio Elite rim. Fortunately...

Anything on an Ambrosio Elite rim. Fortunately those are from long enough ago that most of you won't run into them. Runner up - unstretched Continental tubulars on Mavic rims (once mounted and...
08-14-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,146
Posted By Freerojo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlJjbnrdjjw ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlJjbnrdjjw

Food for thought :-)
08-14-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 818
Posted By CycleryNorth81

Cyclist vs. Commuter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EE8m8mmq1k
08-13-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,961
Posted By scratchpaddy

Of course newer stuff is objectively better from...

Of course newer stuff is objectively better from a performance standpoint, but personally, I avoid it for aesthetic reasons. Modern bikes are overwhelmingly black and grey. When it comes to...
08-08-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,582
Posted By tomato coupe

Yes, it's too hot to ride when fonts swell to...

Yes, it's too hot to ride when fonts swell to double their normal size.
08-05-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,646
Posted By livedarklions

Alexa, pedal my bike.

Alexa, pedal my bike.
08-02-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,024
Posted By Mulberry20

A satellite phone is must for anyone running...

A satellite phone is must for anyone running tubeless tires 🤣🤣🤣
08-01-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7,469
Views: 1,932,539
Posted By billnuke1

Is that’a U brake...that’s not’a my brake...

Is that’a U brake...that’s not’a my brake...
07-31-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,208
Posted By veganbikes

Damn it another new style of bike I need...cannot...

Damn it another new style of bike I need...cannot keep up. First it was a billion different off road road bikes now it is intergalactic bikes. 'You can't really ride on Mars with a Moon bike sure...
07-30-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,046
Posted By aclinjury

liberal arts majors?

liberal arts majors?
07-29-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 988
Posted By sheddle

imo you should be able to use aero levers as long...

imo you should be able to use aero levers as long as you dress up like the guy from the Dura Ace AX catalog
...
07-26-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,025
Posted By Troul

Depends on how the rider is dressed. They could...

Depends on how the rider is dressed. They could be 100% drag, or just crossed slightly.
07-26-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,154
Posted By BobbyG

surak "The needs of the many (bikes), outweigh...

surak "The needs of the many (bikes), outweigh the needs of the few."...
07-18-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,949
Posted By bmcer

Just thought I'd let y'all know my new Canyon...

Just thought I'd let y'all know my new Canyon arrived yesterday. Only took 2 days to ship and 4 more to get here. The wait was made more aggravating than it should have been because the tracking...
07-15-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By cango

I think you are right about the new cables. When...

I think you are right about the new cables. When I examined the cables when I was working on the bike tye they are very oxidized - almost black. Anwyay when I started this project I bought new cable...
07-10-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,128
Posted By fietsbob

Where your bikes are

In a container port.. this is Long Beach
...
07-09-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 9,522
Posted By Nemosengineer

What was I thinking... ...

What was I thinking...

https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/ss160/Nemosengineer/20200208_130517.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds...
07-03-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,817
Posted By Koyote

You're entitled to your opinion, but please don't...

You're entitled to your opinion, but please don't ever share it with my wife.
06-22-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 65,238
Posted By unterhausen

as much as I enjoy a good slander thread, it...

as much as I enjoy a good slander thread, it really belongs in Foo. I'm closing this one too. Everybody go ride your bike.
03-18-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,678
Posted By SurferRosa

You know you're a dedicated c&v'er when ... ...

You know you're a dedicated c&v'er when ...

​​​​​they say '60 tv shows were so "campy," and you immediately think, '70s Suntour was so much better.
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