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05-29-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 346
Posted By Koyote

If I broke a spoke on a wheel after only 1500...

If I broke a spoke on a wheel after only 1500 miles, I would suspect that the wheel was not built properly. Did it come on a new bike. or did you buy aftermarket wheels? Do you know who built them?...
05-29-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 346
Posted By ThermionicScott

Did you stress-relieve the spokes afterward? One...

Did you stress-relieve the spokes afterward? One of the reasons for giving them all a really good squeeze is to test whether any others were close to snapping. :thumb:
05-29-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 346
Posted By 79pmooney

You now know why they created and made so many...

You now know why they created and made so many "dork discs"; those goofy aluminum or plastic discs between the freewheelcassette and the spokes. Of course every self-respecting cyclist promptly took...
05-28-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 455
Posted By rumrunn6

who cares? it's his bike. I would love to do it...

who cares? it's his bike. I would love to do it that way, like I did in the 70s, but my bikes have stuff on the bars that would hit the ground before the bars, so I just lay my bike down. side note:...
05-27-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By wolfchild

The best way to train for hills is to ride more...

The best way to train for hills is to ride more hills and practise climbing hills. There is no other way, there is no easy way. If you want to be good at certain activity, you need to practise that...
05-26-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,262
Posted By noimagination

For some of us, it is possible to be sympathetic...

For some of us, it is possible to be sympathetic regarding the horrible effects that the pandemic has had on many thousands of people, and also, while keeping things in perspective, to regret the...
05-25-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,597
Posted By tomato coupe

[/color] Yep, there are different types of...

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Yep, there are different types of co-ops. We buy our electricity from a co-op, but we sure aren't doing workshops to learn how to maintain the power lines.
05-23-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,597
Posted By wgscott

TL;DR: He had to turn a bolt by himself.

TL;DR: He had to turn a bolt by himself.
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,067
Posted By 52telecaster

unsupported camping runs into lots of gear when i...

unsupported camping runs into lots of gear when i do it.
05-22-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,597
Posted By JW in AK

So what you're saying is you've never actually...

So what you're saying is you've never actually been inside of an REI.
05-22-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 693
Posted By Phil_gretz

You probably should edit this post to provide a...

You probably should edit this post to provide a key on what the "->" notation means. I take it to mean that the lesser is first, and then as each list proceeds rightward, you move to the greater. ...
05-21-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 342
Posted By FastJake

New bike wheels should checked before the bike is...

New bike wheels should checked before the bike is sold (but often aren't). Since they failed at that, and failed again even when they knew there was a problem, I don't think the third time will be...
Forum: Touring
05-15-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 611
Posted By Brian25

I doubt that posting this, that the bottom of...

I doubt that posting this, that the bottom of this problem will be solved. As a bicycle store owner for over 12 years and a mechanic for many more, I believe that if you are not able to figure out...
05-15-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 324
Posted By DiabloScott

It was probably damaged when you bought it and...

It was probably damaged when you bought it and the seller knew it and screwed you. I wouldn't trust a used left crank arm either. The answer is go to a reputable mechanic and pay for a new crank with...
05-12-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,367
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

there is only one way to cycle at rock bottom...

there is only one way to cycle at rock bottom cost, you have to do the work yourself and shop online for the best priced parts

it sucks because you/me many others are riding really inexpensive...
05-12-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,367
Posted By asgelle

Since you clearly donít understand the supply...

Since you clearly donít understand the supply chain, why not sit quietly and learn something before casting aspersions.
05-11-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,367
Posted By San Rensho

Yeah, the bike shop is a major rip-off. They...

Yeah, the bike shop is a major rip-off. They don't have to pay rent or a mortgage, they don't have to finance their inventory they don't have to pay employees. In fact, they should charge 1/2 of the...
05-10-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

You probaby don't have enough tension in the...

You probaby don't have enough tension in the spokes that are coming lose. Possibilities are
1. Their neighbors on the same side are tight so they're lose when the wheel is true. Make their neighbors...
05-05-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 989
Posted By gregf83

I just rinse the chain in mineral spirits let it...

I just rinse the chain in mineral spirits let it dry, or not, and drop in the wax. The hot wax will get rid of any remaining oil residue on the chain. It always comes out of the hot wax shiny clean.
05-03-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 578
Posted By DrIsotope

Elmer's Rubber Cement will work. You should be...

Elmer's Rubber Cement will work. You should be able to find it pretty much everywhere-- genuinely surprised your Wally World doesn't have it.

I've been using the same can of Slime Rubber Cement...
05-01-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,032
Posted By Wildwood

I'll give my personal perspective a try again....

I'll give my personal perspective a try again. But making it quick.

I'm not about training for an event. Never was really. Too safety conscious to participate in big or medium events. Just not my...
04-30-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,178
Posted By MRT2

Cycling clothing is built for performance. ...

Cycling clothing is built for performance. Shorts are tight because they are designed to move with you rather than chafing as you pedal. I don't see a problem, but if this bothers you, you can...
04-30-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,178
Posted By Iride01

I used to buck the system and wear clothing that...

I used to buck the system and wear clothing that was normal looking to non-cyclist's. So anything you want that doesn't have a lot of bulky seams in the crotch and bottom. I also highly recommend...
Forum: Touring
04-29-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,491
Posted By cyccommute

Ditto on cantilevers. I have bikes with...

Ditto on cantilevers. I have bikes with cantilever, disc, and a disc front/linear rear. Plus I’ve ridden mountain bikes since the days of cantilever. I’ve done 50mph downhill in the rain off New...
04-29-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,963
Posted By Happy Feet

Bad part about the internet is random people...

Bad part about the internet is random people substitute opinion for fact.

Having a problem adjusting cantilevers - cantilevers must be bad.

Also. Guy comes in talking about adjusting...
Forum: Touring
04-29-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,491
Posted By Edward1066

As an avid touring cyclist,cantilever brakes...

As an avid touring cyclist,cantilever brakes worked just fine for me(275lbs) and a fully loaded Surly Long Haul Trucker. Even in the rain, properly set up, rim brakes will do the job hassle free. I...
04-26-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,243
Posted By Leisesturm

/thread. Seriously. I doubt the o.p. had more...

/thread.
Seriously. I doubt the o.p. had more than this as inspiration. What I like about a very low 20lbs+ road bike is the ease of putting it on the hook on the light rail train or putting it...
04-23-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 291
Posted By Ross520

It's your GPS device. I was experiencing this...

It's your GPS device. I was experiencing this with my phone. Sometimes my post-ride analysis would show speeds of 67 mph! This started happening on almost every ride. I suspected that my phone was...
04-21-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,666
Posted By wolfchild

It's neither the weight nor the rolling...

It's neither the weight nor the rolling resistance...it's the rider.
04-21-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,666
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

No, they're faster because they have lower...

No, they're faster because they have lower rolling resistance.

You are slow because you chose tires that have stiff carcasses with high rolling resistance, and/or you're out of shape.

Try the...
04-21-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,666
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I'm curious about what metric you used to...

I'm curious about what metric you used to determine your loss of speed. A few years ago I did a comparison between 2 bikes on which I commuted to work. One was a 33 pounder with 32mm heavy tires...
Forum: Touring
04-21-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,545
Posted By andrewclaus

Not too long ago I pushed though a Midwest heat...

Not too long ago I pushed though a Midwest heat wave, temps in the 100s every day, dewpoints in the 70s. I still made 80+ miles every day, even one century. I got up before dawn, rode till...
Forum: Touring
04-19-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,545
Posted By mev

The way you have posed your question, makes your...

The way you have posed your question, makes your plan seem unrealistic.

However, people vary in abilities including ability to train. So, I offer a suggestion as well as a few notes:
...
Forum: Touring
04-19-20, 12:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,545
Posted By alan s

Singlespeed is great until you need to shift...

Singlespeed is great until you need to shift gears. Pedaling into a 20 mph headwind is like riding uphill. Pedaling with a 20 mph tailwind is like riding downhill. So the terrain may be flat, but...
Forum: Touring
04-16-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,883
Posted By smudgy

You, Sir are one of the lucky ones, in my...

You, Sir are one of the lucky ones, in my opinion. I wish I could get my wife to ride more than 20 miles.She's a lovely person with many wonderful talents, but she's just not that into biking. To be...
04-15-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,939
Posted By badger1

A valiant attempt at a classic Biek Forms Spring...

A valiant attempt at a classic Biek Forms Spring troll thread, but ... fail.:)
04-15-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,939
Posted By hillyman

Bell bottoms come back in style and nobody tell...

Bell bottoms come back in style and nobody tell me?
04-15-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,939
Posted By tyrion

Triples are only for the very advanced bicyclist....

Triples are only for the very advanced bicyclist. Beginners should start with a single chainring, then after a few years move up to a double chainring, then after decades of experience move up to a...
04-15-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,939
Posted By cyccommute

Get less baggy pants.

Get less baggy pants.
04-13-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,878
Posted By njkayaker

The GPS saves points at a slower rate than the...

The GPS saves points at a slower rate than the wheel sensor. That means the path described by the GPS points will have "short cuts". It's also measuring horizontal distance (which is less than the...
04-12-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 893
Posted By indyfabz

Practice arboreal distancing. :D

Practice arboreal distancing. :D
04-09-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 10,102
Posted By grayEZrider

follow the money

Magazine profits come from ad sales. How many (any?) ads were for steel bikes?
04-06-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,441
Posted By veganbikes

My stuff is already here bought it at the bike...

My stuff is already here bought it at the bike shop and brought it home the same day : )

Jeff Bezos doesn't need our money any more, he is just fine without but your local businesses who are...
04-06-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 767
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Spokes fail due to fatigue, with the number of...

Spokes fail due to fatigue, with the number of cycles survived a function of average stress and magnitude of variation.

You have about 750 stress cycles per mile from spokes losing tension passing...
04-03-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By dsbrantjr

I wonder if the OP's bottom bracket shell needs...

I wonder if the OP's bottom bracket shell needs facing.
Forum: Touring
03-31-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,594
Posted By downtube42

Dyno gives you forget-about-it lighting. Install...

Dyno gives you forget-about-it lighting. Install it, turn it on, and never think about lights again.

​​​​​​For charging stuff, I'm a bit less enthusiastic because now you're fiddling with wiring...
03-23-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 813
Posted By wphamilton

That time will come soon enough naturally, that I...

That time will come soon enough naturally, that I don't have to turn anyone out. I plan on having a protracted discussion about solving their emergency next time - because surely there must be one -...
03-17-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,227
Posted By Classtime

In my brief Ranoneuring career, I downloaded the...

In my brief Ranoneuring career, I downloaded the cue sheet and through trial and error printed it, cut it into sandwhich bag sized pieces, put them in order in the bag, and clipped the bag to my...
03-16-20, 03:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,042
Posted By Lawrence Rhodes

Who is going to check your route to and from...

Who is going to check your route to and from work. Simply take the long way.
Forum: Touring
03-15-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,444
Posted By cyccommute

Tubus Tara...

Tubus Tara (https://www.tubus.com/en/products/front-carriers/tubus-product/tara/). Rugged and simple. Youíll probably have to get creative around the disc caliper but youíll have to do that with any...
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