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10-20-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 758
Posted By mack_turtle

gonna call it right now: this is a troll thread....

gonna call it right now: this is a troll thread. not very funny or original.

my score: 2/10
10-20-20, 04:24 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,974
Posted By indyfabz

When I was a teenager I was pulled over,...

When I was a teenager I was pulled over, handcuffed, pulled off my bike and arrested for allegedly riding on a city street that was closed to vehicles and for allegedly cursing at the cop. Thing was,...
10-19-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 394
Posted By preventec47

I am excited to have a plan. I have been through...

I am excited to have a plan. I have been through one can each of WD40, Blaster and Auto Brake cleaner over several days to free up the release lever on the shifter.
The bike was only ridden about...
10-14-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,883
Posted By indyfabz

I stopped drooling around age 3.

I stopped drooling around age 3.
10-11-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,638
Posted By John E

Why do you say that? Barcons are super-reliable...

Why do you say that? Barcons are super-reliable and trivial to repair on the road.
10-11-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,638
Posted By rccardr

If both are off the rack, I’d be tempted to go...

If both are off the rack, I’d be tempted to go vintage frame with modern components.
Trek 720-620, Miyata 1000, Cannondale ST, Davidson Discovery, etc. (there are bunches to choose from) with 8-9-10...
10-09-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,293
Posted By indyfabz

I wear underwear for my short commute to work. No...

I wear underwear for my short commute to work. No sense donning cycling-specific clothing for a two mile ride. Also wear it for things like trips to the grocery store and happy hour at my local.
10-07-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By nervous24

You are focused on the wrong thing here, man... ...

You are focused on the wrong thing here, man...

You do well to count the teeth so we can find out what your gear ratio actually is.

Additionally, you don’t have to accept anything you dislike....
10-06-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9,379
Views: 909,905
Posted By rccardr

Phil, we could get together and swap bikes for a...

Phil, we could get together and swap bikes for a ride so you could see what one is like with upgrades.
Mine is set up with downtube shifted DA 9 speed.
It’s a rocket.
10-06-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By caloso

Even without an outfront mount, it helps to mount...

Even without an outfront mount, it helps to mount your lights under the bar.
10-05-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,721
Posted By Paul Barnard

When I read the thread title, my first thought...

When I read the thread title, my first thought was that the OP met my ex.
10-04-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 838
Posted By Moisture

Don't look at the seat tube length. The stack...

Don't look at the seat tube length. The stack and length will be far more accurate in demonstrating the fit of a bike.
10-01-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 9,002
Posted By badger1

P&R That is all.

P&R

That is all.
10-01-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 895
Posted By crankholio

If I only had that option, I'd just use a 6mm...

If I only had that option, I'd just use a 6mm allen socket on an impact wrench.
09-30-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 874
Posted By caloso

I've read it a hundred times on BF, but I'll...

I've read it a hundred times on BF, but I'll never understand the "unless you race, you don't need [clipless pedals / power meter / coaching / carbon frame / aero wheels / whatever]"

I race,...
09-30-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By delbiker1

Disconnect

I feel a need to go way from sites, such as BikeForums, for a while. I wish to apologize to anyone I have offended, inappropriate/non helpful comment posts, off subject posts, and any...
09-27-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,188
Posted By Grouperdawg

I was asked to by the teammates of a soldier KIA...

I was asked to by the teammates of a soldier KIA to ride in his honor from George to Florida. Bought a bike on Craigslist and trained for about 3 months. I red lined for 400 miles over 3 days I...
09-26-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,785
Posted By genejockey

The question I always have when they do these...

The question I always have when they do these cadence studies is how used to riding at high cadences were the subjects? I mean, when I first started trying to spin >90, I found it really difficult. ...
09-24-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By ShannonM

For somebody who doesn't ride a lot, wants an...

For somebody who doesn't ride a lot, wants an easy-to-start bike, and won't be going fast, on an upright townie, 42x16 is way too tall, let alone 45x16. Like, if you don't think it's way too low,...
09-23-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,390
Posted By Koyote

Steel has quite a few advantages over other frame...

Steel has quite a few advantages over other frame materials, but you apparently don't have the experience to recognize them.
09-23-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,131
Posted By rogerm3d

Sometimes there is a wake up call about old bikes...

Sometimes there is a wake up call about old bikes and nostalgia to be had, but I feel like if you approach old bikes with an understanding of what they are there is enjoyment to be had. My favorite...
09-23-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,028
Posted By OldTryGuy

SERIOUSLY >>> moved from NJ to FL in 1986. :D...

SERIOUSLY >>> moved from NJ to FL in 1986. :D Things were awesome until Prostate Cancer whacked me down in 2015 and treatment began with a bilateral orchiectomy. Believe me when I say that it took...
09-22-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,796
Posted By fujidon

That is a beautiful bike. If she enjoys it,...

That is a beautiful bike. If she enjoys it, that's all that matters.
09-20-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,048
Posted By SurferRosa

I don't quite understand the purpose of bringing...

I don't quite understand the purpose of bringing it to a shop. They have little interest in the long-term health of your bike. They will never treat the details as well as you.
09-19-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,982
Posted By fishboat

+1 Another loser added to the ignore list....

+1

Another loser added to the ignore list. It's been growing at a healthy pace in recent months.
09-18-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,982
Posted By Rolla

I, for one, am glad that I live in a world with...

I, for one, am glad that I live in a world with people like Grant Petersen in it. There's still plenty of carpet fiber racing bikes, lycra kit, watts meters, and bike bro attitude for those who are...
09-18-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,982
Posted By livedarklions

His bikes hold little appeal for me because I'm...

His bikes hold little appeal for me because I'm pretty comfortable doing century -plus rides on old steel racing bikes, so I get the beautiful lugged steel look at a fraction of the cost. I also...
09-17-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,313
Posted By OldYankee

I'm starting to agree with this. After my trail...

I'm starting to agree with this. After my trail ride yesterday, I thought my rim brakes were going to fail, I was on them so hard at times. And being a 52-year-old just returning to biking, my risk...
09-17-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,077
Posted By bwilli88

Nitto stuff, any Zunow or 3Rensho...

Nitto stuff, any Zunow or 3Rensho...
09-16-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,275
Posted By sarhog

He’s just trying to pimp his YouTube channel.

He’s just trying to pimp his YouTube channel.
09-15-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 801
Posted By HD3andMe

Proper tire pressure depends on: -Rider...

Proper tire pressure depends on:


-Rider weight

-tire size

-id of the rim

-tubes or tubeless
09-14-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,910
Posted By one4smoke

SMH... Damn Trek riders... :lol:

SMH... Damn Trek riders...
:lol:
09-11-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By Nyah

The road bicycle sounds better to have, to me. ...

The road bicycle sounds better to have, to me. As for putting drop-bars on the hybrid, you don't need brifters. Brake levers such as DiaCompe 287v, Tektro RL520 and Cane Creek Drop-V allow...
09-10-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 885
Posted By Litespud

i had to give my King crown race some robust...

i had to give my King crown race some robust whacks to set it. Wary of doing this with the fork on the ground, I set a length of 2x4 between two trestles, rounded off a few inches of the 2x4 with a...
09-04-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,607
Posted By woodcraft

For that you need one that says 'hockey pucking'.

For that you need one that says 'hockey pucking'.
08-31-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,494
Posted By 257 roberts

I'm a private pilot and shoot traditional...

I'm a private pilot and shoot traditional archery,sporting clays and IDPA on a monthly basis
08-21-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,935
Posted By Pop N Wood

Because you are projecting your irrational...

Because you are projecting your irrational paranoia onto others and then attempting to shame them when they don't comply. Are you really going to spend the rest of your life cowering in fear every...
08-20-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,935
Posted By Pop N Wood

Nope and I'm running out of patience with people...

Nope and I'm running out of patience with people who think they are needed

by the way, there is a whole section on this forum dedicated to Covid. Plenty of threads on bikes and masks there.
...
08-17-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,827
Posted By HD3andMe

This is untethered to reality.

This is untethered to reality.
08-07-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,143
Posted By BobbyG

SVTNate It could be your neck. Back in 2010 I...

SVTNate It could be your neck. Back in 2010 I developed a bulging disk on the left side of my neck. But I felt it in my left arm. When the physician touched the side of my neck, it felt as if he...
08-03-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,221
Posted By J.Higgins

From a marketing perspective, this gives us an...

From a marketing perspective, this gives us an indication as to the lengths that people will go to have their itch scratched. I preach this all the time to people trying to sell something. Offer a...
07-23-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,100
Posted By Ray9

A bicycle is a beautiful thing.

I have a fleet of expensive bicycles and I ride one of them 50 miles a day; I am 73. I saved a lot of money over the years from not purchasing thousands of cartons of cigarettes, a warehouse full of...
07-15-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,147
Posted By wolfchild

The rider is what makes the bike a climbing bike,...

The rider is what makes the bike a climbing bike, it's all about the rider.
07-02-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,722
Posted By cyccommute

If I could only have one, it would be a...

If I could only have one, it would be a Specialized Epic FSR with a Brain shock on the rear and lockable front fork. It would allow me to have a very functional mountain bike for mountain bike riding...
06-30-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 13,266
Posted By Jimmy Wisdom

Disagree with this. I've commuted for years with...

Disagree with this. I've commuted for years with clipless pedals and very much appreciate their utility and confidence they instill when i ride in all conditions, even on a simple five mile ride to...
06-29-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,791
Posted By Pop N Wood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syV2LkGpQB0 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syV2LkGpQB0

I have a beard, a recumbent and always wear gym shorts. Not sure if they are basketball shorts but could be used as such. Don't have any grateful dead T...
06-28-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,489
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Superior to pirelli isn't high praise I've had...

Superior to pirelli isn't high praise
I've had a couple sets of pirelli on my cars. While the pirelli brand is undeniably cool, the tires were hot garbage

I would never put Goodyear's on my car...
06-17-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,610
Posted By GlennR

If you don't ask, the answer is no

So i'm an issues with my 9 year old Bontrager floor pump. When I pump up the tires the head either leaks or pops off the valve. Not I am using Zipp tubes which have smooth valve stems but this has...
06-15-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,139
Posted By MarcusT

My apologies. I did not realize that people were...

My apologies. I did not realize that people were dying on this planet. I guess if I do nothing for the rest of my life, I will contribute to people not dying.
I guess you have not ridden your bike...
06-14-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By dedhed

I just preemptively change the $4 inner cable...

I just preemptively change the $4 inner cable yearly. Outer every few years.
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