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10-21-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,436
Posted By GamblerGORD53

There have been many good ideas that have come...

There have been many good ideas that have come along, like the high center tail light on cars.
Lately they have strayed into mindless tinkering with standards.
YELLOW lights have been used for the...
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By bikemig

I wouldn't bargain with the seller at $150. That...

I wouldn't bargain with the seller at $150. That is a very fair price for that bike.
10-21-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 647
Posted By GlennR

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1981/3305/produc...

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1981/3305/products/ThreeFeet_480x480.jpg?v=1514051385
Forum: Touring
10-21-20, 02:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,429
Posted By cubewheels

Update: I finally got a gravel bike which came...

Update: I finally got a gravel bike which came with 28mm wide hybrid tires. The bike is two size smaller for height. My recommended frame size is 54 but I deliberaly went for a smaller, size 50 frame...
10-20-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 718
Posted By Maelochs

Okay .... you want "informative" ... ...

Okay .... you want "informative" ...

Hockey helmets are designed to deflect single impacts from a puck or stick--localized, one-time impacts. They are also meant to be reusable. This makes...
Forum: Foo
10-19-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 896
Posted By jack pot

..........Nixon or Kennedy ?

..........Nixon or Kennedy ?
10-19-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,724
Posted By Milton Keynes

Maybe I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure all my...

Maybe I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure all my polyester shirts & nylon shorts wick the sweat away from my skin and dry very quickly, unlike a cotton T-shirt which holds the moisture in. At any rate,...
Forum: Foo
10-19-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 896
Posted By jack pot

i rode my bicycle to the county courthouse and...

i rode my bicycle to the county courthouse and personally delivered my "mail in" ballot to the clerks office ... i wore 2 masks & rubber gloves ..... outside of the courthouse many GOP poll workers...
10-18-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By randyjawa

Look very closely at the top tube where it meets...

Look very closely at the top tube where it meets the head tube lug. The picture is unclear but the moment I saw it I suspected bent frame issue. I do hope that I am wrong.

As a project, great...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,241
Posted By velopig

I think you may be projecting! Enjoy.

I think you may be projecting! Enjoy.
10-18-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,436
Posted By Pop N Wood

Not sure if you want an answer or an argument but...

Not sure if you want an answer or an argument but here is one hit from a 30 second google search

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CFR-1996-title49-vol4/pdf/CFR-1996-title49-vol4-sec393-11.pdf
...
10-17-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By 10 Wheels

$5 They work Great ...

$5
They work Great
...
10-17-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,006
Posted By 70sSanO

Published bike weights over the years, especially...

Published bike weights over the years, especially in the 90’s, were always a little suspect. But a lightweight steel frame with a rigid fork, re-rolled road rims, and lightweight XC tires can get you...
10-17-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,482
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

What the YouTube video and similar videos bring...

What the YouTube video and similar videos bring to mind is an association between dumasses and reckless urban riding. That some YouTube dumasses ride fixed gear bikes is irrelevant to their...
10-17-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,436
Posted By veganbikes

Always use red on the back. DO NOT use flashing...

Always use red on the back. DO NOT use flashing lights at the front (unless you are in an emergency) and I like a nice solid light at the back as well if I can swing it or something with a reasonable...
10-17-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 15,750
Posted By cmh

Another podium, and a jump up to 4th in gc. Nice...

Another podium, and a jump up to 4th in gc. Nice work Brandon!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,241
Posted By velopig

Carbon can be laid up to perform in every...

Carbon can be laid up to perform in every category you mentioned. Titanium bicycles are very pretty and have a wonderful nostalgic quality however have no performance advantages over Carbon.
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By DMC707

Poser versions -- basically the same bike except...

Poser versions -- basically the same bike except drilled for a rear brake too.

The crankset on these is not something a trackie would spec normally if they were building a bike from scratch...
10-15-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 489
Posted By canklecat

Ah, this fan video on the Sticky Bottle site...

Ah, this fan video on the Sticky Bottle site (https://www.stickybottle.com/latest-news/fans-footage-shows-just-how-hard-geraint-thomas-crashed-at-giro-video/) is taken from a higher angle and does...
10-15-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,482
Posted By wolfchild

I've been riding fixed gear since 2009. I have a...

I've been riding fixed gear since 2009. I have a road bike set up as fixed gear and I also have a fixed gear wheelset which I use on my 29'er mountain bike for winter riding and commuting. The main...
10-15-20, 03:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By indyfabz

The BF way is to buy the bike and then ask if you...

The BF way is to buy the bike and then ask if you got a good deal.
10-14-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,545
Posted By bark_eater

Late to the party, but being the 250lb pound guy...

Late to the party, but being the 250lb pound guy with gear, I found my 90's Koga Miyata touring hybrid to be like riding a slinky with any kind of load on the back. I'm pretty sure it has the same...
10-13-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,078
Posted By SurferRosa

Looks pretty good. I usually know what's "in the...

Looks pretty good. I usually know what's "in the money" before I look at a bike, so if anything pops up later (botched pedal, etc.), I'll be covered if I need to replace something or part it out to...
10-13-20, 12:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,132
Posted By downhillmaster

This. Based upon his responses, anyone that...

This.
Based upon his responses, anyone that has anything that fails is guaranteed to win a lawsuit for no other reason than the item was made by a large company.
Never mind the heavy usage and...
10-12-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 696
Posted By Iride01

Wow, I'm impressed. You have no bikes with less...

Wow, I'm impressed. You have no bikes with less than 50,000 miles on them.

I just believe that any name brand manufacturer making a crank will design it to last as long as is normal for that...
10-12-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 939
Posted By cyccommute

For some reason, people feel that they need a...

For some reason, people feel that they need a complicated, multi step process to clean chains. Considering what gets thrown at a chain, all this work to make it “clean” is mostly useless. If you were...
10-11-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 892
Posted By madpogue

My Saris roof fork mounts work just fine with...

My Saris roof fork mounts work just fine with lawyer lips.
Forum: Recumbent
10-11-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,128
Posted By rydabent

Some people will try to say trikes are not safe. ...

Some people will try to say trikes are not safe. I find that to be not true. Almost all trike riders including me notice that cars almost always give trike riders a wide berth when passing. Many...
Forum: Touring
10-11-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,429
Posted By djb

well young cube guy, all the best with finding a...

well young cube guy, all the best with finding a new bike.

and did want to mention that your written English is very good. Keep it up.
10-10-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 892
Posted By madpogue

Same idea, same motivation, different execution....

Same idea, same motivation, different execution. I kinda like the fact that Schwinn took a little different tack. I also have a couple Univegas with a spring-loaded clip screwed into the fork end...
10-10-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,473
Posted By livedarklions

Since this canard is getting raised again, I feel...

Since this canard is getting raised again, I feel I was falsely accused of being discourteous because I believe putting my foot down is a much clearer signal of stopping than anything I can do with...
10-10-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 892
Posted By Steel Charlie

I'd wager that over the course of a lifetime of...

I'd wager that over the course of a lifetime of riding you're prolly looking at a couple minutes that have been needlessly ripped outta your time on Earth! And you know there is no way that you can...
10-10-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,437
Posted By juvela

----- The Helyett marque has an interesting...

-----

The Helyett marque has an interesting origin. It comes from an operetta of 1891 called Miss Helyett. The lady's face wering a bonnet seen on the head emblem is the likeness of actress...
10-07-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1984) Dream Machines

CANNONDALE SR-900, LOTUS Competition, Team MIYATA, and GITANE Team Pro are featured.
...
10-05-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By Rolla

Perhaps when you outgrow your insecurities you'll...

Perhaps when you outgrow your insecurities you'll learn why passing at speed without warning is stupid.
10-04-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 8,905
Posted By BillyD

So wrong. You should lawyer up.

So wrong. You should lawyer up.
10-04-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 8,905
Posted By tomato coupe

If you really feel like you're missing out on...

If you really feel like you're missing out on something, I know a guy who knows a guy ...
10-02-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,558
Posted By wgscott

Just to keep things fair and balanced: ...

Just to keep things fair and balanced:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x473/iu_9aaabce9d4b01c0ae6b509b1e5bde0c2d17ae795.png

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10-01-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 888
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Put a 'cheater bar' on the end of your pedal...

Put a 'cheater bar' on the end of your pedal wrench, tie the opposite crankarm to the chainstay with an old toe clip or other sturdy tie-down.
10-01-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 381
Posted By dsaul

The amount of "tension" the chain puts on the...

The amount of "tension" the chain puts on the derailleur cage can have a slight effect on the distance from the upper pulley to the cogs, but that can be corrected with a B-screw adjustment. A slack...
09-30-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 268
Posted By alcjphil

So, I was curious about the rules for children...

So, I was curious about the rules for children and I consulted this website:
https://www.trikids.ca/rules-safety/#:~:text=All%20athletes%20must%20have%20a,3%2D5%20age%20group%20only.
The rules...
09-30-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,421
Posted By VernMoto

My (much richer) friends who spent the 5k to 10k...

My (much richer) friends who spent the 5k to 10k on Specialized and Trek call it the Moto-be-can't. I don't think that is funny.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,677
Posted By Psimet2001

Of course its going this direction. Nothing like...

Of course its going this direction. Nothing like turning road bikes - amazingly perfect pieces of efficiency and speed - into monster trucks like 90's mtb. Just slap an X Games decal package on them...
09-29-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 326
Posted By Unca_Sam

Fun trivia: those type steel rims were called...

Fun trivia: those type steel rims were called tubular rims, because they were made by carefully crushing a steel tube into the rim profile.
09-29-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,421
Posted By VernMoto

I was looking at these two. I know the...

I was looking at these two. I know the Specialized is superior, but is it worth the price to me? I say no. Great bike, STUPID money. What "geometry" is 5 to 6 years old?...
09-29-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By SpeedofLite

Frames and Framebuilding (1981) The KLEIN Case for Aluminum (vs Steel)

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1221x1605/bicycling_sepoct_1981_gary_klein_aluminum_p82_50pct_1fb72dc044b75151fcb0857b9b21529ea6c8a803.jpg
...
09-28-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,822
Posted By MntnMan62

Say what you will. I knew I wasn't buying a...

Say what you will. I knew I wasn't buying a Motobecane when I bought it. I wanted a utilitarian road bike that I could have fun riding and get myself into some sort of shape. And that bike has...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,258
Posted By surak

Saw this on SlowTwitch:...

Saw this on SlowTwitch: https://mid-foot-cycling.com/
09-27-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,780
Posted By ofajen

Sigh. How soon we forget. Otto

Sigh. How soon we forget.

Otto
09-27-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,780
Posted By HTupolev

Assuming that the shot 50 seconds into this video...

Assuming that the shot 50 seconds into this video is real...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQnSKOoz7IY

...he has a 2x crankset (likely 52-42 or thereabouts) and his big cog is clearly far...
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