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01-18-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By 02Giant

I would put a new chain on a new cassette. ...

I would put a new chain on a new cassette.

If the current derailleur won't clear the new cassette, a Wolftooth Roadlink will fix that.
01-17-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,497
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

Are the decals on top of the clear coat, or under...

Are the decals on top of the clear coat, or under it? All I know about Specialized decals is that every time I’ve seen a friend’s helmet with that brand on it, it says Special ed as soon as they’re...
01-14-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 34,342
Posted By Rajflyboy

E bikes rock :thumb:

E bikes rock :thumb:
01-14-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 34,342
Posted By Happy Feet

All these judgements... as if MTB's were...

All these judgements... as if MTB's were practical modes of transportation and not recreational devices.
What is the point of carving an awkward trail with obstacles out of a hillside just so you...
01-08-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,573
Posted By jmess

A real easy way to secure the end of the...

A real easy way to secure the end of the electrical tape is to glue the end with Super Glue. It won't come loose after that.
12-31-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 9,892
Posted By jyl

Losing More Bike Shops

In the past year or so, we've lost many bike shops in Portland OR.

Partial listVelocult (our C&V Camelot)
Performance Bicycle (3 locations)
CityBikes Coop (the larger location, the original...
12-21-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By dweenk

Bikes to the rescue

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/21/paris-sirens-blare-keep-calm-and-cycle-on-transport-chaos-strikes
12-20-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 15,773
Posted By aclinjury

The bolded reason alone would be PLENTY enough...

The bolded reason alone would be PLENTY enough for me to quit road! Throw in all the other reasons then it'd be a no-brainer to quit road for me.
However, I would still keep my road bike for that...
12-19-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 15,773
Posted By Hiro11

Giving up riding on the road

After about 30 years of riding on the road, I'm seriously considering giving it up. Several things have given me pause:

Getting hit by a car two years ago
Increasingly dealing with narrow...
12-18-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,102
Posted By kinsler33

I've just survived a bicycle crash

I've joined this group solely to post a safety warning. This is actually about an old Schwinn bicycle to which I added a gasoline motor, but it pertains to everyone here as well, for my speed was...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-17-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,136
Posted By Kapusta

Surly Wednesday in the Blue Monday build checks...

Surly Wednesday in the Blue Monday build checks all of those boxes.

- Thru-axles front AND back........check
- hydraulic brakes (i don't see month-long trips in foreign countries in my future so...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-12-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,228
Posted By Darth Lefty

Not everyone is floating around snow drifts with...

Not everyone is floating around snow drifts with 5" tires. That's why Surly sells both the Ice Cream Truck and the Wednesday, for instance, and why there are multiple standards for hub and BB width....
12-11-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,086
Posted By bnewberry

Paraffin isnít always wax

The year was 1980 or so. The local bike club met at the Schwinn shop in town and they were trying this new idea that a member had read about. It was soaking a chain in paraffin to clean and lubricate...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-11-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,228
Posted By prj71

The majority of winter fat bikers ride groomed...

The majority of winter fat bikers ride groomed trail where salt isn't an issue.

Why anyone would ride an expensive bike on salted roads is beyond me. If one wants to ride a fat bike on salted...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-09-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,228
Posted By prj71

There is no such thing as winterizing a fat bike....

There is no such thing as winterizing a fat bike.

Just keep the chain lubed up as you would normally do anytime of year.
12-09-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,058
Posted By 5teve

Yep, they feel pretty much like a normal mountain...

Yep, they feel pretty much like a normal mountain bike once you're rolling, albeit one with tons of traction and a monster truck, roll over anything footprint. They take a little more body english...
12-08-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,495
Posted By gobicycling

Just turned 80 last month. Anyone out there...

Just turned 80 last month. Anyone out there needing advice- I give it for free. :) Still riding a 1999 Lemond BA and a Spec Mtn Bike. Cheers!
12-07-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 969
Posted By randallr

I use Showers Pass Transit pant and have been...

I use Showers Pass Transit pant and have been real happy in rain up to two hours. I'm not in Portland, maybe there I'd buy one of their more expensive pairs. For a five mile ride they would be way...
12-06-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,086
Posted By LV2TNDM

Better living through chemicals!

This thread reads like an advertisement for the chemical industry!

Many of you apparently LOVE playing with volatile organic compounds. Anyone wear a proper carbon-activated respirator? Use a...
12-06-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,071
Posted By cyccommute

Chain size shouldn't matter too much. I suppose...

Chain size shouldn't matter too much. I suppose trying to use a 12 speed chain whip on a 7 speed cluster would be difficult, the opposite shouldn't be a problem. Personally, I prefer the Pedro's...
12-06-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,020
Posted By Razorrock

I'm bigger than the OP. I would ride the stock...

I'm bigger than the OP. I would ride the stock wheel until you have a problem. I have never broke a spoke but after a year or so (3,000-5,000) I will start to see where the nipple is pulling and...
12-04-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,086
Posted By DrIsotope

The absolute best non-lubricant there is! I wax...

The absolute best non-lubricant there is! I wax my chains once a month, getting 400-500 miles per chain. I know it's not a lubricant because it doesn't get my drivetrain completely filthy. ;)

p.s....
Forum: Commuting
12-02-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,245
Posted By giffenf

I took all the stuff I usually take off my bike...

I took all the stuff I usually take off my bike when I get to work (headlight, seat bag, cyclocomputer, water bottle, etc.) back down and put it back on my bike this afternoon. That saves about 10...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-02-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,196
Posted By dougiet

I ride a fat bike year-round, the carbon frame is...

I ride a fat bike year-round, the carbon frame is a weight saver.
Farly 9.6.
12-02-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,086
Posted By squirtdad

Simple, just buy some chain lube from a shop....

Simple, just buy some chain lube from a shop.

heating wax and flammables is a good way to meet your local firefighters

:50:
get off of my lawn you whipper snappers
12-01-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,116
Posted By curbtender

I had a bag of coins fall out of an armored truck...

I had a bag of coins fall out of an armored truck and explode in front me. I would have stopped to pick them up but my bike can't stop on a dime...
11-30-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 805,523
Posted By smontanaro

Not as tightly defined as all that. Generally...

Not as tightly defined as all that. Generally speaking, most of the bikes which turn up here tend to be 90s or earlier, of the steel road bike variety, with a median in the early 80s I'd guess, but...
11-21-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,764
Posted By GnipGnop

Hilarious to read some of your comments. People...

Hilarious to read some of your comments.
People go 1x because they think shifting is too hard? LOL
People go 1x because they are right hand dominant? Riiiiiiiiiiight.
People who ride 1x must like...
11-21-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,381
Posted By mtbronbo

for 15 years used clipless until broke ankle and...

for 15 years used clipless until broke ankle and leg when toe caught a rock at high speed leaning into corner; switched to flats, went back to clipless and 3 months later went off 10' drop unable to...
10-28-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 18,083
Posted By Elvo

I'd recommend Jones Bars or approved equal, as it...

I'd recommend Jones Bars or approved equal, as it has much more riding positions than regular flat bars
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