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Forum: Northeast
10-21-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 9,065
Views: 1,045,005
Posted By rholland1951

It occurred to me that the weather was benign and...

It occurred to me that the weather was benign and that I hadn't ridden out the Charles this year, so off I went on the Surly Trucker DeLuxe, riding through Harvard Square and across the river, then...
Forum: Northeast
10-20-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9,065
Views: 1,045,005
Posted By rholland1951

Noted, voted, quoted. rod

Noted, voted, quoted.

rod
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 01:06 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 2,969
Posted By Amt0571

SRAM mechanical derailleurs labeled "Yaw" don't...

SRAM mechanical derailleurs labeled "Yaw" don't need trimming when properly set-up.

IMHO, electronic shifting is something the industry invented to keep selling bikes when it ran out of ideas. I...
10-18-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,726
Posted By GlennR

Well, he should trust me more than you since i...

Well, he should trust me more than you since i have more posts... newbie. ;)
10-18-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,726
Posted By Skulking

Medical science doesn't yet know what causes...

Medical science doesn't yet know what causes Graves disease, but knowing people around here, I bet we'll have this all sorted in the next 20 posts or so.
Forum: Northeast
10-18-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9,065
Views: 1,045,005
Posted By rholland1951

Had a gentle spin out the Minuteman on the...

Had a gentle spin out the Minuteman on the Rawland Nordavinden in the final hour before sunset. Thoughts came and went, as did the trail users with all their varied attributes and behaviors. Some of...
10-18-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,966
Posted By Koyote

Well, that's weird. I've been riding gravel for a...

Well, that's weird. I've been riding gravel for a while now, and I haven't bought any "gravel specific" clothing. Guess I must be doing it wrong.
10-15-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 470
Posted By Koyote

Put a small rip in a fairly new Rapha jersey....

Put a small rip in a fairly new Rapha jersey. Sent a pic with an online form to see if they would repair it. Quick reply: no, we can't repair that, but here's a $95 credit.

I'm guessing they gave...
10-15-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,823
Posted By veganbikes

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Just a little tease from Chris Bishiop will get the salivary...
10-14-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,823
Posted By vespasianus

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10-14-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,823
Posted By Mulberry20

What Bikes Make You Drool???

For me it is a Colnago C64 in white or red with raw black carbon tubes. I get weak in the knees when I see one.
:love:
10-13-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 827
Posted By shelbyfv

Any suspension on a bike in that price range will...

Any suspension on a bike in that price range will be junk. It will never work properly and will quickly die. You will be left with extra weight and hinky handling. For something functional anywhere...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,355
Posted By bruce19

Now I'm bummed. My CAAD 12 weighs 17.5 lbs and...

Now I'm bummed. My CAAD 12 weighs 17.5 lbs and cost me $1350. For only another $12,000 or so, I could have a bike that's 3 lb lighter. What was I thinking?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By WhyFi

They were probably confusing the Reach adjustment...

They were probably confusing the Reach adjustment with the Free Stroke adjustment, which is only on Ultegra and above. LBS managers and wrenches aren't all perfect.

You could probably firm up the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-20, 04:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By znomit

You guys still hoarding loo paper?

You guys still hoarding loo paper?
10-06-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By 50PlusCycling

You can find “Great Cycling Writers” in the...

You can find “Great Cycling Writers” in the section next to “Top 10 Inuit Astronauts.”

Though I have read a lot of books written by cyclists and about cycling, and have been entertained or...
10-06-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 7,493
Posted By indyfabz

A few years ago, during one of my tours out west,...

A few years ago, during one of my tours out west, I stopped on a 27 mile stretch of unpaved road. I could hear no man made sounds. Not even airplanes. Only the sound of birds and insects and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,199
Posted By WhyFi

I don't think that you're going to get any...

I don't think that you're going to get any meaningful insight from others - tolerance to cold, 'specially when it comes to extremities, varies quite a bit from person to person; some people "need"...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 861
Posted By genejockey

Have you ever replaced your cables and housings?

Have you ever replaced your cables and housings?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 861
Posted By GlennR

Since you have Sram, why not stick with it....

Since you have Sram, why not stick with it. Depending on your budget look at the Trek Domane SL7 with Force eTap and disc brakes. Not cheap but if you really enjoy riding its a BIG step forward.
...
10-01-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By Chris!

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Well thats the most fun I've had on a bike in a while. Best part is the...
09-30-20, 02:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 912
Posted By canklecat

The only reason I'd care a tiny bit is because...

The only reason I'd care a tiny bit is because our misplaced emphasis on sports happens to affect employment of many ordinary folks and their families. I feel badly for them.

But the team owners...
09-27-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 788
Posted By FiftySix

Beats using a Dremel. :innocent:

Beats using a Dremel. :innocent:
09-27-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 471
Posted By Maelochs

That upper mounting bolt will be the focus of a...

That upper mounting bolt will be the focus of a lot of stress, and will likely rip loose and possibly damage the mounting hole. You have created a lever to magnify force on what was supposed to be a...
09-22-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,291
Posted By wgscott

Suddenly those handlebar bag rant threads are...

Suddenly those handlebar bag rant threads are looking more attractive.
09-17-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 565
Posted By veganbikes

Best way to fix a hole that is getting bigger in...

Best way to fix a hole that is getting bigger in the tire is to get a new tire as fixing a hole in a tire is a very temporary thing to get you home. Yeah it sucks sometimes but better a new tire than...
Forum: Northeast
09-16-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9,065
Views: 1,045,005
Posted By rholland1951

Took the Rawland on a late afternoon ride up...

Took the Rawland on a late afternoon ride up Mass. Ave. and clockwise around the Battle Green. The Sun was filtered through a milky sky, thanks to California fires and the jet stream. Glad that stuff...
09-15-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 983
Posted By genejockey

Wait, though - if you're about to ride and you've...

Wait, though - if you're about to ride and you've got a flat and no time to fix it, why not just take another bike? This is the advantage of having 4 bikes all ready to go at any time - if one's got...
09-12-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,043
Posted By Koyote

Riding gravel means you get to buy another bike.

Riding gravel means you get to buy another bike.
Forum: Touring
09-09-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,205
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I have taped my one of my bikes a few days ago...

I have taped my one of my bikes a few days ago and this time I matched the tire sidewalls :-)
...
Forum: Northeast
09-06-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9,065
Views: 1,045,005
Posted By E53

Just shy of 55 miles for me today. I rode up 225,...

Just shy of 55 miles for me today. I rode up 225, and into Harvard, Bolton, Stow, Maynard, Iced coffee on the patio of West Concord DD, then back home to Billerica.
Forum: Touring
09-06-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1,367
Views: 206,604
Posted By PedalingWalrus

2 night trip to the Allagash Wilderness

There are abandoned Locomotives in the middle of Allagash wilderness in the middle of nowhere. Apparently a missguided idea of transporting unassembled locomotives to the middle of frozen northern...
09-04-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,590
Posted By indyfabz

Definitely no wave from me.

Definitely no wave from me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 730
Posted By genejockey

Every time I've felt like I was pedaling through...

Every time I've felt like I was pedaling through sand, it was just me. I keep hoping it's the bike, but it never is.
Forum: Northeast
09-03-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9,065
Views: 1,045,005
Posted By rholland1951

That sounds like a great end-of-summer tour!...

That sounds like a great end-of-summer tour! Enjoy!

rod
09-02-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,201
Posted By mstateglfr

I have no interest in proprietary anything, which...

I have no interest in proprietary anything, which is why my bikes are about as generalized as cycling can get.
My gravel bike uses a 3d printed downtube cable guide. That is the one exception, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 909
Posted By DaveSSS

Unless you're racing at a high level, aero wheels...

Unless you're racing at a high level, aero wheels wheels may just be a waste of money. One of the disadvantages of buying a complete bike, is many included items may not be what you want, like the...
09-01-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 851
Posted By velopig

The GORETEX Shakedry jackets are absolutely...

The GORETEX Shakedry jackets are absolutely amazing virtually waterproof and breath just like a regular wind shell. Can not recommend enough.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 968
Posted By dim

I opted for HED Belgium Plus rims with Chris King...

I opted for HED Belgium Plus rims with Chris King R45 hubs .... weight is approx 1639g .... these are bombproof with excellent hubs, are tubeless ready and have the same aerodynamics as Flo30
...
Forum: Northeast
08-29-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9,065
Views: 1,045,005
Posted By sherbornpeddler

all those gravity dues previously paid big,...

all those gravity dues previously paid
big, knees-and-hills-friendly cogs.
Riding and wrenching are two dogs chasing each other's tails....
Hey, I recognize that!

I too recognize so many of...
08-28-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By Barry2

+1 I keep looking at those frames. I'v very...

+1

I keep looking at those frames. I'v very interested in your build.

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Pic's...
Forum: Touring
08-27-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,566
Posted By fishboat

aahh..yep. The largest/easiest population of...

aahh..yep.

The largest/easiest population of consumers to sell bike stuff to is the group that already has bike stuff. The problem is, if they already have the bike stuff you're trying to...
08-25-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 675
Posted By Riveting

Whole lot better than walking 10 miles in SPD-SL

Whole lot better than walking 10 miles in SPD-SL
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By mstateglfr

I have set up a handful of mechanical disc brake...

I have set up a handful of mechanical disc brake bikes for friends/coworkers. All were trp spyre except one that was a lower level tektro. Spyre works fine. Nothing incredible and not bad.

I...
08-23-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,094
Posted By shelbyfv

Breaking news, right here on BF:50:

Breaking news, right here on BF:50:
08-23-20, 04:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 591
Posted By livedarklions

I buy whichever is cheaper that day. If people...

I buy whichever is cheaper that day. If people are checking out the length of your valve stems, at least try to get them to buy you a drink.
08-22-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,639
Posted By DrIsotope

Camelbak Podium Chill.

Camelbak Podium Chill.
08-19-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,930
Posted By GlennR

Have you ever seen the workmanship that goes into...

Have you ever seen the workmanship that goes into a Seven bicycle?

The welds are a work of art.

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08-16-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,503
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I think you should re-evaluate your priorities....

I think you should re-evaluate your priorities. The bike was there, and you were there... I assume it was the correct size? You had your checkbook? Are you waiting for a sign from the heavens? If it...
08-15-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,076
Posted By 70sSanO

Unfortunately I don’t think there is a chance...

Unfortunately I don’t think there is a chance that a small independent bicycle manufacturer can succeed with an aluminum frame steel fork bike.

That formula sits in the low to low-mid price range...
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