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11-07-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,231
Posted By Jeff of Vt

It seems poorly thought out, especially...

It seems poorly thought out, especially considering the price. A single wheel would make sense if it had linkage to a ruck frame and trailed behind the hauling hiker. You could even route the braking...
11-07-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,362
Posted By livedarklions

I suppose next you'll be telling me not to do...

I suppose next you'll be telling me not to do lines off of the handlebars.
10-14-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,726
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I bit and besides the very distracting nature of...

I bit and besides the very distracting nature of the image (I think he's riding a bike but could be a camel for that matter) understood all his points. Agreed with a few, don't care to ever mention a...
10-12-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By MattTheHat

I agree completely. If things look iffy, there...

I agree completely. If things look iffy, there are plenty of other options out there. Paying with a credit card basically eliminates the risk as you can always dispute the charge. But who needs the...
10-12-19, 12:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,160
Posted By Happy Feet

Oh.. I dunno. Descending as fast as you can trail...

Oh.. I dunno. Descending as fast as you can trail running single track can be pretty edge of your seat in the moment stuff.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7816/32466289087_0cac6ba100_c.jpg...
10-09-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By tgenec86

Sure - I use Kreitler Rollers - they are a bike...

Sure - I use Kreitler Rollers - they are a bike trainer made up of three aluminum drums. The bike sits on top and the rear roller connects to the front roller with a band to spin the front wheel. ...
10-09-19, 04:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By Prowler

I should mention that I was an old man. I just...

I should mention that I was an old man. I just decided that there was not reason a 60yr old man could not learn to track stand. I did not know that I could not do it, so I did it. But yes, it look...
10-08-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,346
Posted By WGB

The nice thing about posting here is all the good...

The nice thing about posting here is all the good ideas and good advice.

The awkward part is that when you F-up (like I did) you have to publicly admit it what you did, so here I go.

It seems...
10-08-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By Prowler

I spent a winter learning to track stand in my...

I spent a winter learning to track stand in my shop. Let's see, I needed a spot about 3' x 8'. Built a shallow ramp and learned on a freehub geared bike.
10-05-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,329
Posted By ryan_rides

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

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1233x750/img_20180513_085420_399_1fce7f9e7744986eb25d95c4e467a81cd57f685e.jpg

This is the same bike with different cranks but the same length...
10-04-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,207
Posted By terrymorse

I have cold hands and have tried just about every...

I have cold hands and have tried just about every combination of gloves over the years. I have a drawer full of different types of gloves.

My best results have been when layering:

First layer:...
10-02-19, 11:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,777
Posted By Happy Feet

Depends on what you want to do with it. If...

Depends on what you want to do with it.

If you are just downhilling, a full squish mtb will be better.
If you are just riding groomed gravel, an all roads adventure bike will be better.
If you...
09-29-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,927
Posted By am0n

It is. I just bought my first road bike, used (so...

It is. I just bought my first road bike, used (so literally NBD for me!), and it was brutally obvious that half the people posting aren't motivated to sell. Fortunately, this guy was, and within 36...
09-28-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By seau grateau

I have Miche on one side of my wheel -- chose it...

I have Miche on one side of my wheel -- chose it so I could do quick and easy cog changes at the track. Mission accomplished there. The cogs themselves are fine, can be a little noisy sometimes but I...
Forum: BMX
09-28-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 879
Posted By thinktubes

"Loser Take All" - after school special. Lots of...

"Loser Take All" - after school special. Lots of old school zootness...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-KsV4s_uhik
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09-27-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,832
Posted By squintz

Hi guys - Quick update. When I approached...

Hi guys - Quick update.


When I approached the owner, I did so first noting the obvious...incorrect rotor and brakes put back on the bike (ultegra rather than dura-ace oem). He agreed that this...
09-27-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,925
Posted By BobbyG

Nope. https://youtu.be/DToJD-k166E

Nope.
https://youtu.be/DToJD-k166E
09-27-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By acir71

If I may suggest, you might want to consider a...

If I may suggest, you might want to consider a bit of a protection 'down' there, via a nut protector commonly used by hockey goalies. We have the tendency to hit that part against the tt, stem etc.....
09-27-19, 01:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,666
Posted By bwilli88

Since this is your first bike, get a Kilo WT. ...

Since this is your first bike, get a Kilo WT. Ride it to death and then get the next step. Upgrade it to some nice parts as you either have money or parts break. It can be ridden fixed or...
09-25-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By Retro Grouch

That's not much difference in width so I doubt...

That's not much difference in width so I doubt you'll feel that. Slick vs. all terrain tread will probably make a more noticeable difference.
09-24-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,849
Posted By sheddle

I've seen enough otherwise-calm people somehow...

I've seen enough otherwise-calm people somehow turn into complete rage-filled maniacs when behind a wheel to figure that there's something about driving a car that seems to cause people to snap at...
09-23-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By Mikefule

Threaded, whether it's fixed or freewheel. And...

Threaded, whether it's fixed or freewheel. And if it's fixed, a lock ring, which has the opposite thread.
09-22-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By seau grateau

Threaded. If you're going to use splined cogs you...

Threaded. If you're going to use splined cogs you need a matching thread-on cog carrier.
09-21-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,832
Posted By jadocs

Oh hell no...I would make them replace everything...

Oh hell no...I would make them replace everything they jacked up. Whoever worked on your 5k bike is a schmuck and should probably be assembling bikes at Walmart. Leaving an old rotor on your bike and...
09-20-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,849
Posted By KraneXL

False, pedestrian do stupid stuff all the time....

False, pedestrian do stupid stuff all the time. Then come up with some wacky logic to why they did what they did. I've had them walk right into me (without so much as a grunt apology) hypnotized by...
09-19-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,774
Posted By Humpy

Honestly? I think riding around and yelling...

Honestly?

I think riding around and yelling at people about stuff like this is incredibly ******y.
09-19-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,774
Posted By FiftySix

I like riding with my hands off the bars with a...

I like riding with my hands off the bars with a bike stable enough to make it easy to lean through sweeping turns. It's one way to take a load off the hands for a bit.

I'll admit, I get my hands...
09-19-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,849
Posted By 02Giant

Squirrels = More Dangerous Than Pedestrians?

Squirrels = More Dangerous Than Pedestrians?
09-19-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,849
Posted By MikeyMK

They're hilarious. My town has the most...

They're hilarious.

My town has the most comprehensive MUP system in my country, and most of the world. It was built with one, from scratch. We don't cycle on roads. Some find my recurring report...
09-19-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,849
Posted By Milton Keynes

But I wish they'd move the deer crossing signs so...

But I wish they'd move the deer crossing signs so the deer will cross the road elsewhere.
09-18-19, 02:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 682
Posted By MikeyMK

This is a thing in Europe. In fact, adults have...

This is a thing in Europe. In fact, adults have been using pedal cars on the roads, in dedicated lanes, for decades.

They've seen the e-assist boom like bicycles have.

Berg are a well-known...
09-17-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,861
Posted By Brian25

I have been intrigued with artistic cycling for...

I have been intrigued with artistic cycling for quite a while. The key to become any good at it is to first become really, really really proficient on a unicycle first. Since I am a...
09-17-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 682
Posted By General Geoff

Adult quadracycles exist, but they're big, heavy,...

Adult quadracycles exist, but they're big, heavy, and comparatively slow.

https://www.vierbike.com/bikes/sprint
09-15-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By Unca_Sam

It should be reversible!

Whoa there! Don't glue/epoxy that sprocket in place! You likely need a washer between the bearing cone and the sprocket so you have more threads to clamp with. I know it sucks going back and forth to...
09-14-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,261
Posted By Foxonabike

Built a SUB (stand up bike)

I was given a 24" wheel MTB in decent condition and wanted to try and make a SUB (stand up bike) Removed the top tube and most of the seat tube. Dropped the top of the rear triangle and braced to the...
09-13-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,637
Posted By alikitch

A few more pics with seat, cranks and some grease...

A few more pics with seat, cranks and some grease in the bb. Riser bars, chain and 16,17,18T cogs on the way as recommendations above. Hopefully ridable in a few weeks if I haven't done anything too...
09-13-19, 02:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,655
Posted By Miele Man

A lot of people who like their MTB have converted...

A lot of people who like their MTB have converted them to dropbar and bar-end shifters. There's a thread here:...
09-12-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By Unca_Sam

Sounds like you found the problem! while I wasted...

Sounds like you found the problem! while I wasted a good few minutes looking to see if there was a published torque recommendation, you wouldn't be able to use it with a cone wrench anyway. You could...
09-12-19, 03:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By Foxonabike

That pin/hole play looks normal to me, I think...

That pin/hole play looks normal to me, I think it's the fact that the sprocket is not clamped tightly is why you are noticing it. Be interesting to see what you find with the crank out again.
09-11-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

This type of crank and sprocket are often a tad...

This type of crank and sprocket are often a tad "loose" in their interfacing. Being pretty much the bottom of the cycling crank/ring world that is no surprise. Make sure the crank's RH cone is well...
09-11-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By Foxonabike

My SUB has one of those cranks, and there is some...

My SUB has one of those cranks, and there is some play on the pin but the sprocket doesn't move, the nut that is the first bearing on the crank should be tight against the sprocket, mine has 2...
09-11-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,606
Posted By Wildwood

I'm going to agree with CoogansBluff on this...

I'm going to agree with CoogansBluff on this one.

Golf was the hardest to maintain a level of semi-proficiency.
Tennis takes a long time to develop skills to play decently....
09-10-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By livedarklions

Artistic Cycling

OK, I was made aware of this by a thread that is now closed, but I don't think the cycling equivalent of figure skating is a subject that should be taboo. I am interested to know if anyone on the...
09-10-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,676
Posted By livedarklions

Not sure what you mean by "no magic" because...

Not sure what you mean by "no magic" because success in all performing arts almost always requires "talent, practice and more practice." To paraphrase Arthur C. Clarke, at some point the results of...
09-08-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,676
Posted By thumpism

Kunstrad (short for Kunstradfahren or "art...

Kunstrad (short for Kunstradfahren or "art bicycling") is very popular in Germany and searching on that will result in lots of hits.
09-08-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 596
Posted By xiaoman1

[QUOTE=WizardOfBoz;21113147]As far as the safety...

[QUOTE=WizardOfBoz;21113147]As far as the safety of cutting the drop-out, no one in their right mind will tell you "no problem, give it a try". I would point out that (IMHO) you are using a normal...
09-07-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,310
Posted By big chainring

Must be a bummer when you wake up.

Must be a bummer when you wake up.
Forum: Introductions
09-07-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By Foxonabike

Yes, quite a few MTB tracks and trails around,...

Yes, quite a few MTB tracks and trails around, Brookvale probably the biggest, skiing in the winter and downhill/gravity trails in the summer. 400kms+ of cycle trails helps as well.
Forum: BMX
09-05-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,308
Posted By Viich

40, just started bmx racing with my kids. No one...

40, just started bmx racing with my kids. No one thinks it's a midlife crisis because I haven't grown up yet ;)
09-01-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,676
Posted By one4smoke

I thought the video was rather amazing! What...

I thought the video was rather amazing! What about this is "creepy??" Perhaps the way the OP worded his post? Could just be a language barrier.
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