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Forum: Foo
06-16-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 571
Posted By FiftySix

I have a rule for my family of no politics or...

I have a rule for my family of no politics or religion at the table. Not a one of us is on the same page when it comes to politics or religion, and since I want everyone to finish their meals with a...
06-15-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 968
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

IMO, the best way to service a freewheel is to...

IMO, the best way to service a freewheel is to service it like any other set of bearings and races: Disassemble, clean, lube with grease, reassemble. :thumb:

A freewheel is not a secondary cut of...
Forum: Foo
06-14-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By indyfabz

Imagine the odds of two new members joining on...

Imagine the odds of two new members joining on the same day and making their fist posts in Foo 40 min. apart.
06-14-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,151
Posted By Iride01

Trying to stay as far to the right as is possible...

Trying to stay as far to the right as is possible only encourages drivers to pass you in your lane. That becomes dangerous when there is oncoming traffic in the other lane and they try to squeak...
06-10-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,594
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Interesting phenomenon when people in a car...

Interesting phenomenon when people in a car harass someone on a bicycle. Why does that anger people so much? I guess they feel powerful being in a car or truck. One time someone yelled at me on my...
06-09-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,117
Posted By cudak888

What a pile of stereotyped rubbish. Many of these...

What a pile of stereotyped rubbish. Many of these dockless bikes are the Schwinn Collegiates of this era: Heavy, but bombproof, weatherproof, and kid-proof. What other inexpensive bicycle can you...
06-08-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By brianinc-ville

It's a 7-speed Nexus w/ coaster brake, I'm fairly...

It's a 7-speed Nexus w/ coaster brake, I'm fairly certain -- the shifter is probably this one:...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,005
Posted By wipekitty

I always have to mention Bryton Rider 10 as a...

I always have to mention Bryton Rider 10 as a budget-friendly option. It's GPS based, compatible with BLE HR and cadence sensors, and can provide a bunch of data. It does not have route planning...
06-04-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,505
Posted By MinnMan

Faster than ever -not wholly sure why, but definitely not complaining.

I know that some of you don't care about speed or performance. This thread isn't for you. Please skip it.

At 58, I've reached the age where I'm mostly happy to find that I'm not yet getting...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,126
Posted By bobthib

10 yr update from OP

Well, tempes fugit. It's been 10 yrs since that incident occurred. I've probably put on 30k miles, and it's still my main ride. In fact, I just bought a HVLP paint sprayer for my patio furniture...
06-02-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By since6

Little Boys

Two brothers, 7 and 4, mom tells me “Grandpa they brought their bikes, they want to go for a ride.” A morning of yard work, the waiting, the worry of spine surgery recovery, lightens, of course...
Forum: Foo
06-01-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By skijor

Worst WWE belt ever. Her kid is gonna be born...

Worst WWE belt ever. Her kid is gonna be born with the mother of all ice cream headaches.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,240
Posted By Riveting

I crashed hard once, 27 mph downhill, and had an...

I crashed hard once, 27 mph downhill, and had an off-duty paramedic witness it while she waiting at a stop sign 30 yards away. She was out of her car and at my side with a first-aid kit before I even...
Forum: Foo
05-31-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,252
Posted By FiftySix

Bernie Mac was a great entertainer. :thumb:

Bernie Mac was a great entertainer. :thumb:
05-30-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6,808
Views: 573,268
Posted By RobbieTunes

Centurion measures them kind of funny. The...

Centurion measures them kind of funny.

The size is measured along the seat tube, from the center of the BB to the lower part of that "scallop" on the seat cluster. That looks like a 58cm, but...
05-30-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6,808
Views: 573,268
Posted By chico81

Nearly-NOS 1988 Master, purple haze

I have a “Nearly-NOS” 1988 Centurion Dave Scott Master. I say nearly-NOS because the bike is an absolutely mint garage queen with nearly no miles on it. My bike matches RobbieTunes’ “Ironman...
05-29-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,884
Posted By texaspandj

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FWIW my seatpost is labeled 25.0.
​​​​​​​Here's my version, however...
05-29-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 6,808
Views: 573,268
Posted By texaspandj

You beat me to it. I wish I could say it was all...

You beat me to it. I wish I could say it was all brain but my decisions (historically) have proven otherwise. For reference and credence, I wear size small in Giro helmets the same exact size as you...
05-28-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,293
Posted By OldTryGuy

An understandable reaction experienced by many. ...

An understandable reaction experienced by many.

My simplistic(uncomplicated) view on life is that sometimes I'm the windshield and sometimes I'm the BUG. Having control over everything is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,240
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Horse people ended my walk of shame

I drove my bike to the Chamonix of the NW with a plan to ride a maze of dirt roads to a hiking trail I want to do, and see where it's closed (by snow). Can't find anything online, and it's a...
05-27-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,015
Posted By rnothog

Here's an update. About a month ago, I purchased...

Here's an update. About a month ago, I purchased a Specialized Roubaix Comp with Di2 Ultegra. That is a quantum leap from the Giant Roam 1. Whoa!!!

When it came to pedals, I asked the salesman to...
Forum: Foo
05-26-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,870
Posted By DrIsotope

These always strike me as "tales of hubris." ...

These always strike me as "tales of hubris." Nice that she made it out alive, but the plain truth is she never should have been in the situation in the first place.

You want proper amazing, read...
05-24-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,576
Posted By Happy Feet

I see you recently bumped into fietsbob in the...

I see you recently bumped into fietsbob in the mechanics sub forum.
The error was in thinking he is human. Bob's actually an AI program that parses data together to try and create human like...
05-24-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,021
Posted By RobbieTunes

Headset is on the way. My little part in Ironman...

Headset is on the way. My little part in Ironman world dominance.
05-24-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 649
Posted By Trsnrtr

Giving them away to a person in need.

Giving them away to a person in need.
05-22-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6,808
Views: 573,268
Posted By texaspandj

Well I've changed up my Classic. The only thing...

Well I've changed up my Classic. The only thing that was different from my bitd Pinarello that I did my best riding on was the Original first generation gripshift for my 6 speed Dura Ace. And now I...
05-21-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13,748
Views: 1,204,155
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Hit a rail trail for a vintage ride with my wife...

Hit a rail trail for a vintage ride with my wife and daughter over the weekend. I rode the Motobecane Grand Jubile. My daughter rode the Austro-Daimler. My wife rode the Trek 520.
...
05-21-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 24,323
Views: 2,262,173
Posted By wait4me

I finished Assault on Mt. Mitchell yesterday for...

I finished Assault on Mt. Mitchell yesterday for the second time in three years. As I started up the mountain I kept asking myself what in the world made me sign up for this again. At least I...
Forum: Foo
05-21-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 737
Posted By indyfabz

Stephen deposits chunks of guys like Chuck...

Stephen deposits chunks of guys like Chuck Norris' in his litter box.


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Forum: Foo
05-20-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 737
Posted By MaxKatt

_________________ Absolutely. I wish I...

_________________

Absolutely. I wish I looked at my cat and thought "I can has cheezeburger." I'd laugh all the way to the bank with that.

And then the cat playing piano.

I have to say,...
Forum: Foo
05-20-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By Seattle Forrest

In the Hall of the Mountain King (pics)

Thursday evening my friend sent me a text, the road is open to the Cascade Pass trailhead, and my weekend plans were delivered to me on a silver platter.

A few sooty grouses greeted me in the...
05-20-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 24,323
Views: 2,262,173
Posted By rseeker

Friday evening, a speed run to the greenway....

Friday evening, a speed run to the greenway. Having done longer rides the previous week then allowing time to recover, I felt pretty great. Could have been a PR contender on that run except I caught...
05-20-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,036
Posted By Phil_gretz

This is a pretty epic first post/rant that hits...

This is a pretty epic first post/rant that hits many of the old classic rants of the past. Well done!

takes on these:

BSO - "old Walmart bike"
LBS denied service - "bike shop mechanic......
05-19-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 765
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Bass fishing no bike weekend

Went to Lake Buchanan in central Texas to bass fish so no bike. By Friday I had 147 miles of gravel/pavement and I really needed to do something else for a few days. I know who cares :lol: but just 2...
05-17-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6,808
Views: 573,268
Posted By ryansu

Platforms for the win! Nearly all my rides are...

Platforms for the win! Nearly all my rides are sneaker equipped no more speedplay's or SPDs or clips and straps and oddly no more knee pain, or tight shoes or clopping around off the bike. I'm slow...
05-15-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6,808
Views: 573,268
Posted By texaspandj

I rode my Miami Vice 40 miles Sunday, it was a...

I rode my Miami Vice 40 miles Sunday, it was a good ride but surprisingly easy. Unfortunately, for the next two days I was sick and didn't do anything. But finally I ride today. Actually I did a...
Forum: Foo
05-15-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By TankSlapper

RIP ...

RIP



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE4ujbRu_W0
05-14-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 195
Posted By rayooo

The World's Fastest Man: The Extraordinary Life of Cyclist Major Taylor.....

'what a story....
https://news.wttw.com/2019/05/13/world-s-fastest-man-remembers-cyclist-marshall-major-taylor
05-14-19, 02:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 944
Posted By Uyle

Don’t do it! I don’t carry a camera when riding...

Don’t do it!
I don’t carry a camera when riding anymore. It would be very bad when you fall. It happened to me with a small p&s nikon J1 when I slides on a mud spot. The camera logged between my...
Forum: Foo
05-12-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 715
Posted By dynodonn

.....and adult. :twitchy: ......and warped...

.....and adult. :twitchy:

......and warped 60's TV fans won't forget this British gem........

...
05-12-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,275
Posted By KCC74

Spot on today's world

Holy . . . I think you nailed it. I'm printing this off b/c too much of today is extremes. We have to have empathy whether we agree with them or not. Listen & learn - we can all make up our own...
05-11-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,086
Posted By jamesdak

The power of the 3 speed - I just have to share this "race".

I just have to share this as it's just too funny.

Rode the junk english 3 speed down to the store for some banana's and orange juice. On the way home while on the Eden Pathway I I heard a ,...
05-11-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,036
Posted By turtledove

I'm fortunate enough to have found a shop like...

I'm fortunate enough to have found a shop like that as well, it's great to support a great local business :)
05-11-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 24,323
Views: 2,262,173
Posted By caloso

That feeling when Euro pros show up to your...

That feeling when Euro pros show up to your local Saturday ride.

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It...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,850
Posted By Dean V

You can theorise about pedalling technique all...

You can theorise about pedalling technique all day but is there actually any data to prove that using anything other than what comes naturally has improved a riders performance?
You could even just...
05-11-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,785
Posted By Lemond1985

People that try to actually answer the question...

People that try to actually answer the question posed in a given thread get little respect around here. There's a familiar pattern.

OP: * posts specific question *

Responder: * answers the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,850
Posted By Lemond1985

It was interesting how much respect Jacques...

It was interesting how much respect Jacques Anquetil had in this thread, compared to the Bicycling article from 1969 posted over at C&V.

How he won five Tours despite being "a poor sprinter" and...
05-10-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6,808
Views: 573,268
Posted By texaspandj

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Better pic coming if and when weather finally cooperates.
Well I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,850
Posted By Tom L

this thread has helped me , for some reason last...

this thread has helped me , for some reason last summer, I came up with the idea to point my toe down at the bottom of my pedal stroke and sweep back to get my calves and hamstrings into the pedaling...
Forum: Foo
05-08-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I'm in bug jail

The whole team is. We're not allowed to work on new features until we make good on some quality debt. This should be more common among software companies.
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