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10-18-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,482
Posted By subgrade

Ok, so to address some of the points made in this...

Ok, so to address some of the points made in this thread:

Riding FG makes you a better rider due to gearing whicb is sub-optimal in many cases: the same goes for SS (remember what was the topic...
10-18-20, 02:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,088
Posted By subgrade

Must be a Schwalbe tire, they have Snakeskins...

Must be a Schwalbe tire, they have Snakeskins (refers to the thickness/density of the sidewall)
10-16-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,694
Posted By subgrade

If you saw it, it wasn't THAT bad. ...

If you saw it, it wasn't THAT bad.

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10-16-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,482
Posted By subgrade

As someone who has never ridden a FG bike, I find...

As someone who has never ridden a FG bike, I find this thread very interesting. Amusing even. I also want to know what are the benefits of riding fixed as opposed to SS, but apart from easier track...
10-09-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,155
Posted By subgrade

My worst crash was 2 years ago on a railway...

My worst crash was 2 years ago on a railway overpass; it's an old one, built in 1800s, with a cobbled carriageway, no bike lanes, so I usually take the paved sidewalk. It was early morning, the...
09-29-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 7,488
Posted By subgrade

IMHO, the 1st and 2nd rules are mutually...

IMHO, the 1st and 2nd rules are mutually exclusive - I see no need for any warning if there is enough room to pass safely. (Exception would be if there are other riders in front of the rider I'm...
09-29-20, 01:43 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 10,986
Posted By subgrade

Agreed that the regular maintenance takes some...

Agreed that the regular maintenance takes some amount of time, but with regular maintenance the only additional prepping time before heading out is checking the tire pressure and possibly air them up...
09-26-20, 03:23 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 10,986
Posted By subgrade

Remove the saddle. Problem solved.

Remove the saddle. Problem solved.
09-21-20, 02:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,086
Posted By subgrade

I do 30-100 mile rides on a regular basis wearing...

I do 30-100 mile rides on a regular basis wearing regular underwear (both cotton and synthetic) and shorts or jeans, and haven't had any problems, maybe just a couple of times some minor chaffing,...
09-18-20, 03:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 565
Posted By subgrade

Are you sure it is 3 cm instead of 3mm? I can't...

Are you sure it is 3 cm instead of 3mm? I can't imagine a 3 cm hole where tube wouldn't bulge out in a big way (and blow out real soon as it contacts the ground). If it really is a 3 cm hole, the...
09-10-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,163
Posted By subgrade

[...] All serious eaters have curved noodles....

[...] All serious eaters have curved noodles. Flat noodles are fine for noodling around the neighborhood, but any more than 20 noodles at a time, and the pain in your mouth will be killing you....
Forum: Commuting
09-02-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,308
Posted By subgrade

Civil engineering, specifically road & street...

Civil engineering, specifically road & street design. Not sure where that puts me in the poll.
09-01-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 823
Posted By subgrade

except 2

except 2
08-30-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1,886
Views: 133,785
Posted By subgrade

My PB thus far: 210 km/130 mi

My PB thus far: 210 km/130 mi
08-05-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 723
Posted By subgrade

400% sounds like a lot. Which planet were you...

400% sounds like a lot. Which planet were you from again?
08-02-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1,503
Views: 106,394
Posted By subgrade

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Next mission: Mushroom, live - still growing, and the more, the better.
07-31-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 643
Posted By subgrade

Just make sure you get a XC mountain bike, not a...

Just make sure you get a XC mountain bike, not a trail, enduro, or - god forbid - downhill; XC geometry is better suited for riding long distances on flatter terrain, they are considerably lighter,...
07-30-20, 02:53 AM
Replies: 1,503
Views: 106,394
Posted By subgrade

Wanted: a purpose-built cycling/biking facility.

Built in 1786, this building originally had three storeys and housed a prison, an insane asylum and a house of correction. From 1824 to 1918 it served as a governorate prison, from 1920 – as a...
07-28-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,109
Posted By subgrade

Depends on the salad. Something like this...

Depends on the salad.

Something like this wouldn't do much to get me faster
...
07-22-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,503
Views: 106,394
Posted By subgrade

Pictures of an invasive plant without a bike in...

Pictures of an invasive plant without a bike in the picture ;) But yeah, whatever, that's buried by time and dust by now.
07-22-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,174
Posted By subgrade

^^^ When commuting in the city, traffic lights...

^^^ When commuting in the city, traffic lights are what influence the time spent the most. For instance, I have 17 traffic lights on my daily route, and the time spent at red lights, including...
07-20-20, 02:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,751
Posted By subgrade

True, but I view that as a part of the correct...

True, but I view that as a part of the correct procedure altogether. It won't happen if it isn't learned to the degree that it's done instictively, there's never enough time to do it consciously.
07-19-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 1,503
Views: 106,394
Posted By subgrade

Just please remember that arson is a felony.

Just please remember that arson is a felony.
07-16-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By subgrade

Probably need some bedding in? I have Tektro...

Probably need some bedding in? I have Tektro hydraulics on mine and they work just fine.
07-16-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,650
Posted By subgrade

Most of the old steel bikes I've ridden were also...

Most of the old steel bikes I've ridden were also very flexible, except for a Swedish army Monark, which was overbuilt like a tank and weighed upwards of 50 lbs.
07-15-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,732
Posted By subgrade

It's not clear from the video if the bike can be...

It's not clear from the video if the bike can be pedalled. If it can, then it is a bicycle in the same sense as an e-bike is - this would be then a jet-assisted bicycle :D
07-09-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,160
Posted By subgrade

A former world champion is allowed to wear the...

A former world champion is allowed to wear the rainbow stripes on collar and sleeves for the remainder of their career.

The reigning champion wears the white jersey with the rainbow stripes across...
07-08-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,503
Views: 106,394
Posted By subgrade

Botannically berries are a type of fruit, as are,...

Botannically berries are a type of fruit, as are, for example, grain or nuts, among others.

A better analogy would have probably been tomatoes, which are in fact berries and therefore fruits, but...
07-07-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 13,256
Posted By subgrade

You mean gravity is enough to keep ones feet on...

You mean gravity is enough to keep ones feet on the pedals? That's crazy talk!
07-07-20, 03:16 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,213
Posted By subgrade

And is it possible to be a professional bike...

And is it possible to be a professional bike rider while not being a cyclist?

For example, bike couriers/messengers ride bikes for money, but rarely wear lycra, at least from what I've seen. Not...
07-02-20, 02:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,717
Posted By subgrade

Out of these, it has to be either gravel or...

Out of these, it has to be either gravel or hybrid. CX or XC MTB come close, but usually lack mounting points for racks and fenders for true versatility.

That said, the line between gravel and...
07-01-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,125
Posted By subgrade

In addition to the previous response, the wheel...

In addition to the previous response, the wheel hubs, mainly the hub bearings, can also make a noticeable difference. The aero aspect at the speeds you mentioned play a lesser role, it's mostly down...
06-30-20, 04:01 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 272,576
Posted By subgrade

For some reason it wouldn't allow me add the pic,...

For some reason it wouldn't allow me add the pic, so I resized it and it seems to do the trick. So here's Batavus Comanche, mid 90's I would think....
06-30-20, 03:49 AM
Replies: 3,977
Views: 529,554
Posted By subgrade

I was contemplating doing a metric century, but...

I was contemplating doing a metric century, but since I had been off the bike for almost two weeks (bar a couple of short grocery runs) after an epic 90 miler, I decided to take it easy and did 40...
06-30-20, 03:30 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 13,256
Posted By subgrade

What's so bad about it? I've done a century and...

What's so bad about it? I've done a century and several rides over 60 miles (3 this year so far, the latest one was 90 miles, half of it gravel/fire road/single track/beach) on a hybrid in either...
06-08-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1,503
Views: 106,394
Posted By subgrade

I wouldn't think so, a watermelon shouldn't be...

I wouldn't think so, a watermelon shouldn't be too hard to find. I might go by a fruit stand on my way home tonight, if the current thunderstorm subsides soon enough and no one beats me to it.
06-05-20, 04:09 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,591
Posted By subgrade

One thing that leaves me scratching my head is...

One thing that leaves me scratching my head is this - what good does dismounting and walking the bike (assuming it is allowed to ride on the sidewalk!) when you could just slow down when passing...
06-05-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,581
Posted By subgrade

I can still pass most MAMIL's while wearing...

I can still pass most MAMIL's while wearing regular clothes on my hybrid. Granted, at 39 I'm not yet middle aged by most standards, so there's that advantage.
06-05-20, 03:52 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,505
Posted By subgrade

I don't want to be passed, pedestrian or not. So...

I don't want to be passed, pedestrian or not. So expect a stick in your front wheel.
06-03-20, 04:46 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,591
Posted By subgrade

Slow down and give as wide a berth as possible. I...

Slow down and give as wide a berth as possible. I only use my bell if there is not enough room to pass safely and the pedestrians don't see me coming (from behind or looking other ways if coming...
06-02-20, 03:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,033
Posted By subgrade

Bells, however, have the capability of being...

Bells, however, have the capability of being silent during the ride as to not annoy the hell out of the rider and everyone around, and can be applied just when the need arises.
06-01-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,503
Views: 106,394
Posted By subgrade

Cruiseferry MS Romantika in the passenger port of...

Cruiseferry MS Romantika in the passenger port of Rīga.

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Next...
05-27-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,503
Views: 106,394
Posted By subgrade

NOT AN ENTRY, but I just happen to have a picture...

NOT AN ENTRY, but I just happen to have a picture that fits perfectly, snapped a few weeks ago. :)
...
05-25-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1,503
Views: 106,394
Posted By subgrade

But is that elephant performing, not just...

But is that elephant performing, not just displayed?

I found a ballet dancer, which complies with Mr. Bill clause 2.
...
05-21-20, 12:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By subgrade

Should have bunnyhopped over them

Should have bunnyhopped over them
05-19-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 960
Posted By subgrade

Interestingly, losing some 20 lbs didn't make any...

Interestingly, losing some 20 lbs didn't make any noticeable difference how my bike saddle felt, but unpadded chairs and benches became significantly harder :D
05-18-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,343
Posted By subgrade

It also depends what you mean by dangerous. In...

It also depends what you mean by dangerous. In some other forms of cycling like mountain biking, BMX etc. you are far more likely to crash than riding on road. On the other hand, if you crash on road...
05-14-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,381
Posted By subgrade

I agree with hokiefyd - suspension fork is not a...

I agree with hokiefyd - suspension fork is not a necessity, but can be good to have, if you're not too concerned about the weight. Some other items that can help with hand comfort are ergonomic...
05-08-20, 05:08 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,520
Posted By subgrade

So hybrids will be considered "cool" now? You...

So hybrids will be considered "cool" now? You know, like they had to invent a new name for drop bar hybrids because "gravel bike" sounds so much cooler than a "Fred machine".
05-07-20, 03:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,343
Posted By subgrade

Your sarcasm is out of place here - on flat bar...

Your sarcasm is out of place here - on flat bar setup with hydraulic brakes that allow for one-finger braking, paired with thumb/thumb trigger shifters where you can use thumb for shifting both up...
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