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07-29-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,133
Posted By cyccommute

They aren't hard to use but they are a single...

They aren't hard to use but they are a single shot. Plan your flats accordingly. Whether you bring a pump depends on how far you want to walk. I only use them for times when I get a flat at night...
07-22-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,412
Posted By Gresp15C

Slowpoke here: 46:19 on 27" wheels, which works...

Slowpoke here: 46:19 on 27" wheels, which works about to about 65 gi. These were the parts that I found in the bin when I threw the bike together, and the ratio suited me pretty well. There are a...
07-22-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By LBCwanabe

Vintage XL Stumpjumper

Cosmetic 8/10 condition.
available with pictured cruiser style bosco bull moose handlebars and cockpit set up or with stock handlebars and cockpit.

this bike has a new seat post, tubes, tires and...
07-21-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,343
Posted By Dick Chainey

It all depends. Lots of people have lost...

It all depends. Lots of people have lost relatives or friends to covid or know someone in their close circle who has lost someone. You can fluff around with statistics but you can't hide dead bodies.
07-20-20, 10:38 AM
07-18-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,412
Posted By FiftySix

Here are two other calculators if you haven't...

Here are two other calculators if you haven't seen them, James.

Bicycle Gear Calculator (http://www.gear-calculator.com/)

https://sheldonbrown.com/gear-calc.html
07-17-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 826
Posted By 20t

Iíve got a WT. It comes with a long stem so a...

Iíve got a WT. It comes with a long stem so a shorter one may be what you need. What size do you have and how tall are you? As far as being a one and only ďdo it allĒ bike well that depends on what...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 944
Posted By mcours2006

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html ...

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html

Scroll down to the chart near the bottom.
07-08-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,038
Posted By Ironfish653

Whatís Wrong with This Picture?

Besides the obvious issue of riding a damp clay singletrack on 32mm slicks, what else is wrong with this bike?
Letís see; flat pedals, downtube friction shifters, and who the heck still uses a...
07-07-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,144
Posted By dwmckee

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1156x867/crush1_fa6a6c5edbe1c42eb59773ea85cb8817e7eeb397.jpg...
07-02-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,221
Posted By draxz1289

Yes I have a floor pump and I went past 80 and...

Yes I have a floor pump and I went past 80 and heard three pops omg finally I'm at level :)

Thank you so much for the help and everyone
06-27-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Don't remove the derailleurs. Use the front...

Don't remove the derailleurs. Use the front derailleur as a chain keeper to keep the chain from falling off. Use the rear derailleur as a chain tensioner. Once you've selected the desired chainring...
06-26-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,775
Posted By Oakman

Not much draft from a hawk

On this morning's ride, over my left shoulder swoops a red-tailed hawk. He dropped down and leveled off directly in front of me, staying about 10 feet ahead for maybe 30 seconds. Then he quickly...
06-24-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,226
Posted By grizzly59

I would lay it flat drive side down, add...

I would lay it flat drive side down, add penetrating oil, and let it soak a day or two. If the chain has that much rust then the chain ring bolt might have rust too.
06-20-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By dedhed

Wear indicators. When they disappear get a new...

Wear indicators. When they disappear get a new tire
06-16-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,319
Posted By fietsbob

Given your skills, Stop take a drink from your...

Given your skills, Stop take a drink from your water bottle, then start moving again,...why hurry? be safe...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,172
Posted By flangehead

Commuter Helmet

I am only speaking for myself. My objective is a safe commute; if being ugly helps me get noticed then that works.

My ideal commuting helmet:

Available in fluorescent green
Has attachment...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-01-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By TBlackwell600

Once you get to Reading, your options to bike...

Once you get to Reading, your options to bike over the Blue Mtn. are limited. 4 of the 5 roads are heavily traveled State Routes that I've never seen bikers use... 183, 61, 309 (Allentown) & 501...
05-26-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,278
Posted By xroadcharlie

Thanks for the insights. I will make a note of...

Thanks for the insights. I will make a note of where the seat is now for future reference.

It's just nice when things work out.
05-26-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,273
Posted By chaadster

New bike day! Tern Rally retro-chic flat bar roadie

I guess youíd probably call it a modified club racer style bike, for the flat bar and 1x divetrain, but in any case, I loved the neoclassical styling of this new rig from Ternís Roji collection, the...
05-26-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 748
Posted By Biker395

FWIW, I believe "herd immunity" refers to the...

FWIW, I believe "herd immunity" refers to the immunity in the population, whether derived from people who become infected and develop natural antibodies, or by vaccine.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,884
Posted By znomit

Without posting a bike pic against a white garage...

Without posting a bike pic against a white garage door we really can't tell.
05-23-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 792
Posted By coramdeo_10036

Really appreciate all the feedback guys. And...

Really appreciate all the feedback guys. And yes, I watched a couple youtube clips on how to change a tire, and didn't realize how easy it is.
05-18-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 682
Posted By Kilroy1988

I haven't shot in a while, but the osage self-bow...

I haven't shot in a while, but the osage self-bow I use was made by Jaap Koppedrayer of Yumi Bows. He made all of the Japanese yumi used by the archers in The Last Samurai film and both Jaap and his...
05-17-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 682
Posted By jetboy

Another vintage hobby: Archery

So I know sometimes the mods allow for other vintage hobbies to be posted: often involving musical instruments or cameras- but recently I have gotten back into Archery after a 30+ year hiatus.
The...
05-15-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,575
Posted By StarBiker

REI CO OP Sale

REI CO OP sale. 15% off CO OP bikes through the 25th.

I like these guys, and some of their bikes are excellent. Just a heads up. No affiliation with the company.

I am looking at one of their...
05-14-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 506
Posted By eagletree

New Winter Bike

Well, it's not at all new. This was a bike I bought in 88 and never rode. In the 90s I took the tire off, welded up a mount for the front and back and ran a one-wire alternator to charge shop...
05-14-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,849
Posted By flangehead

Fork Mount

I've had a fork mount crossbar for about 20 years and it has worked very well. I don't have my own picture of it but I snipped one from an ad (different brand; I doubt mine is available anymore).
...
05-13-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,711
Posted By hankamania

Definitely the CR18. The AS23X is single-walled,...

Definitely the CR18. The AS23X is single-walled, while the CR18 is double-walled with eyelets and will build into a MUCH stronger wheel.

FWIW, I used polished CR18s when I built new wheels on my...
05-10-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 914
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

You think 8 speed shifts good, you should try a...

You think 8 speed shifts good, you should try a fixed speed bike!
05-09-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,144
Posted By dwmckee

Cross Pennsylvania on Gravel!

Well, it took quite a while, but we have created an east-west cross-Pennsyjvania gravel route. And it is rather challenging with 386 miles of roads (621k) that are about 90% gravel and as you would...
05-08-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 923
Posted By Designmindz

Bike kitted out

Hi Everyone,

Well, I've almost got my bike kitted out with accessories (still need to get one more front light), and I've attached a few pics.

I've got front and back COB flashers, an Airzounds...
05-07-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,159
Posted By insignia100

I'm running Velocity Deep V 36 spoke rims from...

I'm running Velocity Deep V 36 spoke rims from Velomine with Vittoria Rubino Pro 700x25c tires. I found it was hard to beat the price ($235 for the wheelset, if I recall) and I'm very confident in...
05-07-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,159
Posted By brawlo

I've been bouncing up and down and around in...

I've been bouncing up and down and around in between 110-140kg over the past 10 years. On road, I ride 28/32 to Kinlin 28mm deep rims. Had them trued after the first few rides and have stayed true...
05-07-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,159
Posted By SethAZ

I ride a set of wheels I built that I call the...

I ride a set of wheels I built that I call the AeroClyde wheelset, as documented in this thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1130609-my-aeroclyde-wheelset-build-ride-report.html) from...
05-06-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 896
Posted By bargo68

Nice score! She looks like she could use a bath,...

Nice score! She looks like she could use a bath, among other things, but they've got strong bones!
Here's my 79 Gran Touring:

...
05-06-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 896
Posted By Rdrett

1981 Miyata Grand Touring 1000

Unbelievably happy to pick up this old girl for $75! Best Buy of my life! Sheís a beauty!
ĎNote that I have the original front rim, the front tire was flat so I installed this one temporarily....
05-06-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 710,327
Posted By velojym

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

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/328x361/jimbefore_f1446a300fe1c153f5b740b644012fe8c00fee3a.jpg
Somewhere around 370, a couple years ago....
05-06-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 676
Posted By mihlbach

In its natural habitat... ...

In its natural habitat...
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_6011_52df23888debf76ad8e1a2ab0df73834706f195a.jpg
05-06-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 676
Posted By mihlbach

That is an IRO Rob Roy. It was part of a...

That is an IRO Rob Roy. It was part of a BikeForums group buy long ago....I think back in 2006. The color is British Racing Green. IRO has long since gone extinct. I think the frame and fork cost...
05-06-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 676
Posted By mihlbach

Here is an example of an excessive number of gear...

Here is an example of an excessive number of gear ratios on a single speed. I effectively have four potential gear ratios on the bike at one time. NOtice I have a road double crankset and and White...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15,372
Views: 11,295,646
Posted By praivo

It's been another about 1500 km since I posted...

It's been another about 1500 km since I posted the photo above, but it's been a pain on longer rides because the frame is simply too short for me to ride comfortable with a reasonably-sized stem (I'd...
Forum: Foo
05-06-20, 04:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 360
Posted By Olefeller77

I would start the hunt for a spot weld service....

I would start the hunt for a spot weld service. It should be quite reasonable and quick. Have the item with you when you ask.
05-05-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,436
Posted By jeffreydeguia

Thanks everyone again! so ended up going to the...

Thanks everyone again! so ended up going to the shop - with labor and the conversion from fixie to freewheel, $36 =D
05-05-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,043
Posted By sdimattia

NBD Wabi Classic

I got a new bike! It's a Wabi Classic 42cm (because I'm short). It's currently set up on the freewheel; I've got too many messed up body parts to be able to comfortably ride a fixed gear.

So far,...
05-05-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,874
Posted By dedhed

No matter if you repair the existing wheel, or...

No matter if you repair the existing wheel, or replace it, the wheel will need to be properly tensioned by a competent wheel builder.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By illjustride

How to fix a tire blow out during a 100 mile bike ride

Yesterday I blew my tire out during my ride. The plan was to do a century. When it hit the pot hole and got the flat I was so bummed out. I thought the ride was over. And the I realized I can repair...
05-01-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By TugaDude

https://www.wired.com/images_blogs/gadgetlab/2010/...

https://www.wired.com/images_blogs/gadgetlab/2010/06/brooks-carved.jpghttp://www.yellowjersey.org/custbrk1.jpg
...
04-26-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 710,327
Posted By bigd777

Aug 9 2020 my weight was 288 now I'm down two 183

Aug 9 2020 my weight was 288 now I'm down two 183
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 940
Views: 257,807
Posted By 3speedslow

For todayís long ride I pulled out my trustyB17...

For todayís long ride I pulled out my trustyB17 narrow to see if the setback would work. Not a bad fit and it is always so ready to give long comfortable miles. Instead of the Topeak I pulled one of...
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