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01-16-21, 01:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 234
Posted By caloso

It would just be like the Boomers to hang around...

It would just be like the Boomers to hang around longer.
01-15-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 131
Posted By Hiro11

I do this all the time to drive water off the...

I do this all the time to drive water off the chain and lightly clean it, but I then let it evaporate and apply lube. This has worked for me for thirty years of riding.
01-15-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 131
Posted By Toadmeister

using WD-40 to displace water and dirt isn’t a...

using WD-40 to displace water and dirt isn’t a bad practice for rain, as long as you re-apply actual lube afterwords. I prefer wet lube for this scenario and am not a dry-lube user.
01-15-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 131
Posted By Toadmeister

maybe re-read his post better?

maybe re-read his post better?
01-15-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 234
Posted By Koyote

"Anecdotal observation" does not equal...

"Anecdotal observation" does not equal "fact."
01-15-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 234
Posted By indyfabz

Maybe where you live. Not where I live. Got...

Maybe where you live. Not where I live.

Got any credible source to support your “seems”? 🧦
01-15-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By sdmc530

in the correct places yes, yes it is!

in the correct places yes, yes it is!
01-15-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By shoota

Is it April 1st?

Is it April 1st?
01-15-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 679
Posted By Mmassey338

I did 60 last week for my 60th and I’m glad I...

I did 60 last week for my 60th and I’m glad I live in Florida in the winter.
01-15-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 888
Posted By Maelochs

Wow .... it's getting so that almost no one...

Wow .... it's getting so that almost no one takes the bait around here, any more.
01-15-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 298
Posted By mstateglfr

You are confusing GP4k and GP5k. GP4k was the...

You are confusing GP4k and GP5k. GP4k was the tire that ballooned out to basically the next size up.
01-15-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 962
Posted By Paul Barnard

It's about time someone congratulates me for my...

It's about time someone congratulates me for my body of work here.
01-15-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 298
Posted By dmark

I ASSumed without reading completely. Most tire...

I ASSumed without reading completely. Most tire size posts are about going larger.
Need more coffee.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By rubiksoval

Buy the one that you think looks the coolest.

Buy the one that you think looks the coolest.
01-15-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 298
Posted By 02Giant

Lots and lots of debate. :)

Lots and lots of debate. :)
01-15-21, 06:08 AM
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Views: 298
Posted By sloppy12

they have a 32c mounted now. should be fine

they have a 32c mounted now. should be fine
01-15-21, 12:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By lewinr

man, I feel really stupid now. I just recounted...

man, I feel really stupid now. I just recounted the teeth and in fact it is 42.
I spent hours trying to a find a suitable derailleur for 52 teeth. I guess i need more sleep. :(

(And I do have...
01-14-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By csport

Are you new to mechanical work? You can start...

Are you new to mechanical work? You can start with reading some articles on FD by Sheldon Brown: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/front-derailers.html...
01-14-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By veganbikes

I wish I could get back to Malvern, PA to Su Tao...

I wish I could get back to Malvern, PA to Su Tao Café and then head over to Pinball Gallery to work off the calories with some Galaga and tons of Pinball (and many other games) then to Gong's Market...
01-14-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 962
Posted By HD3andMe

Firmly on the "just plain insane" end of the...

Firmly on the "just plain insane" end of the spectrum.
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Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 977
Posted By mstateglfr

There were dozens upon dozens. Best of luck...

There were dozens upon dozens. Best of luck finding your needle in a stack of needles.
01-14-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 962
Posted By indyfabz

You’re in for a lecture on how uncomfortable you...

You’re in for a lecture on how uncomfortable you are when riding. 😀
01-14-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,313
Posted By rccardr

Full disclosure: I own(ed) three of these. #1...

Full disclosure: I own(ed) three of these.
#1 was a complete bike purchased at auction at Eroica in 2016; I was the winning bidder at something north of retail. Good cause- Hospice of SLO. Still...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 977
Posted By tomato coupe

Damn, I had a feeling Heather was cheatin' on me.

Damn, I had a feeling Heather was cheatin' on me.
01-14-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 962
Posted By tomato coupe

Yeah, there's nothing worse than buying a new...

Yeah, there's nothing worse than buying a new bike and having the frame crack after only 100 years. I'd never buy another one if that happened to me.

P.S. Yawn.
01-14-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Posted By thook

jesus on morning toast?

jesus on morning toast?
01-14-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,420
Posted By rubiksoval

I guess it depends on whether or not you're...

I guess it depends on whether or not you're riding 2 hours with the intent of developing power and speed, or you're riding two hours at the most leisurely pace possible for recreation, health, or...
01-14-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,313
Posted By Oldairhead

Well, apparently it isn't currently available...

Well, apparently it isn't currently available from Bianchi anyway so try not to worry about it. At least they do not show it on their website as available, though you can find an archived listing for...
01-14-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 337
Posted By Biker395

The serious crashes I have had offered ZERO time...

The serious crashes I have had offered ZERO time to respond. So even if I had the reflexes of a cat (and I surely don't), I'm not so sure a crash strategy would have helped.

BTW: There is...
01-14-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,313
Posted By 3speedslow

“Privileged few”. Please stop the derogatory name...

“Privileged few”. Please stop the derogatory name calling. I certainly would not be able to afford it nor buy it but I don’t see the need to label those that do with an insult.
01-14-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,070
Posted By Toadmeister

I wouldn't buy a new bike with QR either given...

I wouldn't buy a new bike with QR either given the opportunity. During COVID choices are a bit more limited however. I hve to re-adjust the brakes on my wife's bike every time I swap wheels.
01-14-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,313
Posted By rccardr

With the understanding that you're a fairly...

With the understanding that you're a fairly recent member, do a little research and you'll find that this topic has been rehashed several times.
Dead horse, etc.
01-14-21, 04:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,313
Posted By P!N20

What, they can't ride it anywhere else?

What, they can't ride it anywhere else?
01-13-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,070
Posted By DarKris

So my frame and fork came in the other day and...

So my frame and fork came in the other day and the first thing that I did was test the chain ring clearance and to my delight my 36 tooth oval chain ring cleared perfectly. I am still waiting on the...
01-13-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 20,836
Posted By mstateglfr

He just says stuff that is obvious, pay no mind. ...

He just says stuff that is obvious, pay no mind.
Of course that bike is only nice for someone if it fits them. That applies to really any bike.
01-13-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 678
Posted By livedarklions

Well, I'm sure not going to a forum about...

Well, I'm sure not going to a forum about bicycling at any age to find out what kind of pills people approximately my age are taking. A quick perusal of the main forum topics sure makes it appear...
01-12-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 542
Posted By sheddle

Miyata had some fun features like diamond/heart...

Miyata had some fun features like diamond/heart lug cutouts, and "double-M" bottom bracket cutouts on some of their models.

Some beauty shots of a Miyata-made Univega Super Special
...
01-12-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 602
Posted By Hypno Toad

I've have 3 bikes on mechanic disc brakes and one...

I've have 3 bikes on mechanic disc brakes and one on hydraulic disc brakes. I've used all these bikes on gravel rides/races in a wide variety of conditions (hot/cold, wet/dry/snow) and as much as I...
01-12-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 602
Posted By Koyote

Too expensive to bother. Make sure you have...

Too expensive to bother.

Make sure you have good compressionless housing, good brake pads, and rotors, and everything is adjusted properly...And mechanical should be just fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,896
Posted By Moisture

He weighs 120lb, and rides a MOUNTAIN BIKE which...

He weighs 120lb, and rides a MOUNTAIN BIKE which is an XXS (he needs a Large size frame , as he is 5ft8) has a 100 something mm stem facing downwards, with drop bars, and rides with the seat lower...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,896
Posted By njkayaker

??? The tire is much more flexible than the...

???

The tire is much more flexible than the frame is.

You aren't flexing the tire enough to lose traction. So it has to be the much less flexible frame?

This doesn't make sense.

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01-12-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,052
Posted By mstateglfr

Oh yeah, me trying to explain density vs weight...

Oh yeah, me trying to explain density vs weight woulda been met with a firm WTF, if she knew that phrase.

This is a strong BF thread- an initial post that is vague and seems like a hypothetical...
01-12-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 20,836
Posted By Phatman

I put flat bars on my Kona so that it would feel...

I put flat bars on my Kona so that it would feel a bit more casual for "townie" type rides and pulling the trailer with my 14 month old son. To be honest though, I'm not crazy about it and haven't...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 967
Posted By WhyFi

I'd add post-mounts to that list. You can easily...

I'd add post-mounts to that list. You can easily adapt flat mount frames/forks to post mount calipers, but not the other way around. TA and flat-mount have become the standard, but there are still...
01-12-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 679
Posted By pdlamb

I did my first ride your age on my 50th birthday;...

I did my first ride your age on my 50th birthday; it foiled my wife and my sisters' plans to have 50 plastic "Old Crows" emplaced around the lawn in front of my work. ;)

Since then I've only...
01-12-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,052
Posted By Koyote

The key part of that statement is in bold font.

The key part of that statement is in bold font.
01-12-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By livedarklions

oh no, cyber cooties!

oh no, cyber cooties!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 12:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 967
Posted By mstateglfr

Anytjong coming up that looks important? No. ...

Anytjong coming up that looks important? No.

Changes on the horizon?
- increased use of recyclable materials in packaging.
- a push towards lighter bikes since the last few years trended away...
01-11-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 679
Posted By fastcarbon

Birthday Ride/Ride Your Age

I am 78 and don't worry about birthday ride distances; I do a 103 mi ride with 7,000 feet of climbing mostly above 7000 feet every year; I shoot for mid pack finishes and have been the oldest rider...
01-11-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,052
Posted By Trakhak

Perhaps you're unaware that Moisture has been...

Perhaps you're unaware that Moisture has been studying bikes for nearly two months now.
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