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06-24-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 460
Posted By Caliper

I have a helmet. It fits my head. My head is no...

I have a helmet. It fits my head. My head is no different shape or size when I ride paved roads or gravel roads or trails.
06-24-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 235
Posted By Hypno Toad

You're telling me! For starters, 30-minute ride...

You're telling me! For starters, 30-minute ride on that tractor seat left my butt more sore than 20 hours riding across Minnesota :twitchy:

Seriously, people take these resort bikes for a ride and...
06-24-19, 01:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,738
Posted By Rollfast

Mercy. I've gotta save that one for somewhere,...

Mercy. I've gotta save that one for somewhere, it's a masterpiece.
06-23-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By canklecat

Brilliant. And absolutely valid. It's exactly the...

Brilliant. And absolutely valid. It's exactly the kind of mental game we have to play to get through a tough ride.

We all have little tricks we do to get through a physical challenge. For some...
06-23-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By veganbikes

I wouldn't put money into anything from Wal-Mart,...

I wouldn't put money into anything from Wal-Mart, Target, or any other box store. If you want a decent conversion candidate for a cool touring or gravel bike find an old steel 90s mountain bike of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,618
Posted By jlaw

So true! I always forget to check the dates on...

So true! I always forget to check the dates on the original posts. But in reality the same questions and issues get re-hashed on BF over and over - so does it really matter that a post is 10 years...
06-22-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By canklecat

If you can do 45 miles, you'll be fine on the...

If you can do 45 miles, you'll be fine on the 100k. The buzz of a group ride will energize you and distract from the discomfort on longer rides.

Beyond 20 continuous miles at a sustainable pace,...
Replies: 29
Views: 913
Posted By kingston

I'm a big fan of CFB's bike food. 7:1 by weight...

I'm a big fan of CFB's bike food. 7:1 by weight maltodextrin:Gold Standard Whey protein powder.


I forgot my wallet on a 600k last weekend and had to borrow money from a couple other riders at...
06-21-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 736
Posted By sdmc530

thanks all! Appreciate the replies, I just...

thanks all! Appreciate the replies, I just ordered a set!
06-20-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,805
Posted By Rollfast

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Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,059
Posted By robertorolfo

Step 1: Go to Zara (particularly when things are...

Step 1: Go to Zara (particularly when things are on sale)
Step 2: Buy some cheap but nice looking pants that are slim in the lower leg
Step 3: Ride, ride, ride, and dispose of this disposable...
06-20-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,257
Posted By bakerjw

I keep mine for if I ever need to sell a bike. ...

I keep mine for if I ever need to sell a bike.
It is a selling point. "New Saddle!!! Never been used."
06-19-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,149
Posted By t_e_r_r_y

i'm not saying it's "safe", per se, but not as...

i'm not saying it's "safe", per se, but not as harsh on your airbags as inhaling smoke. i know a few active people who got hooked on tobacco when they were younger and have switched to vaping to feed...
06-18-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,951
Posted By burnthesheep

Find a segment for that area. Find multiple...

Find a segment for that area. Find multiple people with the same speed/time on that day, bingo. There's your group ride. Snoop their Strava clubs and do some Google snooping. Send a nice message...
06-18-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,688
Posted By biker222

This video shows how to disassemble the whole...

This video shows how to disassemble the whole nozzle assemble. I just let them sit in hot soapy water wth cap full of Clorox in 3 cups water for 1/2 hr. Then pour water in bottle and sit same time.
06-18-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,688
Posted By rm -rf

I've gotten mold or something similar in a Podium...

I've gotten mold or something similar in a Podium nozzle that sat around too long.

Set it in a bowl, and drip straight bleach into the nozzle. Let it sit for 5 minutes or so. Do the same thing...
06-17-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By MattTheHat

Veloviewer is a Strava add-on that does *exactly*...

Veloviewer is a Strava add-on that does *exactly* what the OP asks. Yes, other ways to do it, but Veloviewer does this:...
06-17-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 724
Posted By krecik

Successfully dodges a flame war. GOD... LEVEL......

Successfully dodges a flame war. GOD... LEVEL... REACHED!!! :roflmao2:

Thanks for being fair with me. :thumb:
06-17-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 903
Posted By Ironfish653

I like the plastic-bodied BMX pedals like the...

I like the plastic-bodied BMX pedals like the Animal 'Hamilton' or Odyssey 'Twisted'
Light-ish, decent grip, and serviceable bearings. You can find them all day long for $20, sometimes as low as...
06-16-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By VegasTriker

Check out the Electronics, Lighting, and Gadgets...

Check out the Electronics, Lighting, and Gadgets forum https://www.bikeforums.net/electronics-lighting-gadgets/. It has been discussed at length there.
06-15-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,054
Posted By insignia100

Bike fit is important, but don't forget to work...

Bike fit is important, but don't forget to work on core strength, too! Especially if riding a bike with race geometry vs endurance geometry, or in my case, switching from a hybrid to my first road...
06-15-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 570
Posted By Dirt Farmer

https://darksky.net/app It will tell you, to...

https://darksky.net/app

It will tell you, to the minute, when rain will start. (It has occasionally been off by a minute or two, but it's damned accurate!)
06-15-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 570
Posted By 308jerry

I use Raindar, it's strictly radar. But very...

I use Raindar, it's strictly radar. But very accurate. It will give a storm track, that I don't use but I can read when a thunderstorm is producing hail from it by the color of the image. And like...
06-15-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,907
Posted By Brocephus

Many years ago, my grandfather tried to impart...

Many years ago, my grandfather tried to impart the secret to me, but to my great misfortune, I failed to heed his sage advice, and though it's too late for me, I will pass his words of wisdom on to...
06-14-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 706
Posted By Kedosto

You’ll have no trouble finding a nice flat...

You’ll have no trouble finding a nice flat handlebar hybrid in your price range. Every major manufacturer makes a version at various price points within your range. As would be expected, you’ll...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,059
Posted By 2bridges1bike

Banana republic has a few “performance” dress...

Banana republic has a few “performance” dress pants. I haven’t tried them specifically but I have other performance items from them that have worked well. I just started using them this year so I...
06-14-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,284
Posted By TimothyH

I agree that this thread is stupid. You...

I agree that this thread is stupid.

You don't need to trade in or even own an expensive bike to buy a meal for the homeless.

Try it.


-Tim-
06-14-19, 04:19 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,284
Posted By Machka

If $10,000 for a bicycle is too much, what about...

If $10,000 for a bicycle is too much, what about $30,000 for a yacht or $15,000 for a grand piano?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,970
Posted By mattleegee

Out in the wild, new Selle Well seat, yellow...

Out in the wild, new Selle Well seat, yellow upgrades and no more gonzo jokes.
Also going to pick up a Specialized Power Expert to try
Crossed over 600 miles today
...
06-13-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,284
Posted By wgscott

Presumably it is more amoral to spend $10K on a...

Presumably it is more amoral to spend $10K on a car, as it is the same amount of money ripped from the mouths of starving pit-bull and chewawa puppies, plus it dumps fossilized carbon into the...
06-13-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By livedarklions

Update--Trek has just started an ad campaign...

Update--Trek has just started an ad campaign where all they reveal is that they're about to revolutionize canine cycling.
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,157
Posted By clengman

Brake dust. You can clean it off, but it'll be...

Brake dust. You can clean it off, but it'll be back the next time you ride your bike. Not much you can do about it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 27,254
Posted By cthenn

The aluminum fork failure was a reminder that...

The aluminum fork failure was a reminder that carbon parts have a high failure rate? The aluminum fork failure reminded me to take the trash out later.
06-12-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,492
Posted By Skipjacks

The value of a cop on a bike who can just put a...

The value of a cop on a bike who can just put a foot down and stop and talk to the public is HUGE

Especially in urban environments where police are accused of being distant from the population
...
06-12-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,492
Posted By rumrunn6

is a bike better than a horse?

is a bike better than a horse?
06-11-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,203
Posted By drlogik

I prefer dihydrogen monoxide and a hydrophilic...

I prefer dihydrogen monoxide and a hydrophilic surfactant. In a pinch water and Dawn with a fingernail brush will do.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 862
Posted By datlas

Ziploc bag in middle jersey pocket.

Ziploc bag in middle jersey pocket.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,102
Posted By canklecat

Thanks, I just put that on my Amazon list.

Thanks, I just put that on my Amazon list.
06-10-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,930
Posted By JohnDThompson

The last time I became One With the Road, I ended...

The last time I became One With the Road, I ended up in the emergency room.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,107
Posted By DrIsotope

Do you want new wheels? Buy 'em. Want > need,...

Do you want new wheels? Buy 'em. Want > need, man. We don't need any of this stuff.

But be aware that if you're buying new wheels in the hopes of suddenly getting faster, that's not gonna...
06-08-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,248
Posted By pickettt

Well, my kid’s doing his part. ...

Well, my kid’s doing his part.

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06-06-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By 79pmooney

6 flats? Find each hole, then look at the same...

6 flats? Find each hole, then look at the same location on the tire and rim. The problem will be there. (And if you are careful about not twisting the innertube when you put it in, you will know...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,790
Posted By canklecat

I don't have a car so I ride everywhere to get to...

I don't have a car so I ride everywhere to get to group rides. I used the bus once in three years to transport a bike. Some friends here often use the trains around the D/FW Metroplex to get their...
06-06-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,805
Posted By CliffordK

Nothing is confirmed yet. She got her...

Nothing is confirmed yet. She got her application in late and may not go to the Youth Corps. But, an opening could come up.

And, yes, Mom would likely be driving her most of the time. But there...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,495
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I have a jersey that's the same color as one of...

I have a jersey that's the same color as one of my favorite glacial lakes, and it makes me happy. Not exactly easy to Google for a jersey the color of Kool Aid Lake, but I saw one and grabbed it.
...
06-05-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,796
Posted By TimothyH

Or a heart rate monitor

Or a heart rate monitor
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,153
Posted By smashndash

Before switching to a road bike, consider...

Before switching to a road bike, consider swapping out the tires on your current bike to something race-oriented and tubeless like the GP5000 TL 32mm. It’ll dramatically change the feel of your bike...
06-04-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,262
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

6 exclusive night and day modes provide enhanced...

6 exclusive night and day modes provide enhanced safety : Steady, Zoom, Steady Pulse, Daylighting, Triple Flash, Random Flash

The only mode that lasts me longer than a 100K is the Triple Flash. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,201
Posted By woodcraft

That bike was very well rested, so of course...

That bike was very well rested,

so of course it was faster. That would even out if you rode them the same amount.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,182
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...
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