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10-22-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 566
Posted By Maelochs

When my rear tire sidewall failed after only a...

When my rear tire sidewall failed after only a couple of miles, I was abler to insert a new tube, pump it up just hard enough to avoid pinch-flats while not bulging too much out of the home, and limp...
10-22-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By woodcraft

Coast to Coast coasting

It's not winter yet, but if you're bored...

https://what-if.xkcd.com/154/
10-22-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 566
Posted By Troul

what you're saying is that the street sweeper...

what you're saying is that the street sweeper truck "nailed" it?
10-21-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 840
Posted By flangehead

I'll second the mirror. One effective...

I'll second the mirror.

One effective strategy that is at times useful is to minimize contact with packs of motor vehicles. For example, if I'm stopped at a light (I take the lane) and I see a lot...
10-20-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,984
Posted By Milton Keynes

If you want to meet them in person, hold up one...

If you want to meet them in person, hold up one finger. I bet they might even show you how their taser works.
10-20-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 771
Posted By FiftySix

Another brakeless fixie thread? How about some...

Another brakeless fixie thread? How about some foot retention recommendations?
10-20-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 771
Posted By Lemond1985

Team Topsider for the win! Seriously though, I...

Team Topsider for the win! Seriously though, I would MUCH rather do that than sit on a trainer in a musty basement watching old NBC Tour de France tapes with John Tesh narrating.
10-20-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 771
Posted By preventec47

Anyone Here Ride a Bike-Boat ?

I just put the Time Trial bars on mine..........
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10-19-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,048
Posted By Darth Lefty

Ask him to show you, he probably wants an excuse....

Ask him to show you, he probably wants an excuse. You'll need these:
...
10-19-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,048
Posted By Ferrouscious

Properly installed full-coverage mudguards can...

Properly installed full-coverage mudguards can look quite sleek. The key word is "properly". Look at SKS Longboards and Velo Orange mudguards as a starting point.
10-18-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By Cheez

Cleaned My Campy Cog in my '91 Trek 1400 and Polished Rear Derailleur

Guys, I'm back. I'm the guy that was homeless last year and upgraded my Trek 1400 bike with Campy components beginning of this year... Living in welfare temp free housing. Today I cleaned my Campy...
10-17-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 825
Posted By skidder

I'm in Southern California where it gets down...

I'm in Southern California where it gets down near freezing. I don't use clip-in shoes/pedals, but use a tennis court-style shoe made of all (synthetic) leather, and its a size larger than my...
Forum: Foo
10-13-20, 03:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 965
Posted By sjanzeir

"Apartment" Mount Disc Brakes

Welp, if Wiggle's copy...
10-12-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 846
Posted By ofajen

I could be contrary and suggest conversion to SS....

I could be contrary and suggest conversion to SS. 😊

But seriously, tires.

Putting fast rolling tires (Compass, now RH, RTP) on my 26er MTB was quite a revelation. It meant that I could ride big...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,114
Posted By gear64

Nice! My son is there, love visiting. He's not...

Nice! My son is there, love visiting. He's not a cyclist, but an avid hiker, so always get a few hikes in while I'm there.
10-06-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,569
Posted By Rolla

My favorite part about riding is that I get to...

My favorite part about riding is that I get to experience a version of my city that is completely unknown to 90% of the people who live here.
10-06-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By indyfabz

General never fails to disappoint.

General never fails to disappoint.
10-05-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 675
Posted By Milton Keynes

Nothing wrong with a mirror. Always good to be...

Nothing wrong with a mirror. Always good to be able to see what's coming up behind you. I prefer my helmet-mounted mirror.
10-05-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 675
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Mirrors may not look 'cool' but neither does...

Mirrors may not look 'cool' but neither does lying on the side of the road in a broken heap.
10-05-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,569
Posted By Phil_gretz

The sense that over a lifetime, this activity has...

The sense that over a lifetime, this activity has improved my stress response, given me vitality, improved my ability to be present and understanding in my marriage, and will benefit my longevity.
10-04-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,012
Posted By Random11

My first century

I rode my first century today--104 miles. I read Tomm Williams' thread on his century and I took the easy way out. Flat multi-use path, temperature in the 70s, and did four out-and-backs to total up...
10-04-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 366
Posted By wolfchild

Waterproof gloves are pointless because your...

Waterproof gloves are pointless because your hands will get soaked with sweat. I find that gloves is one of those items that's just impossible to keep completely dry.
10-03-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,146
Posted By canklecat

The best available info indicates the coronavirus...

The best available info indicates the coronavirus Super Cooties is mostly about the dosage, like any toxin. Most of us probably won't get irretrievably ill from a single micro-organism sniffed into...
10-03-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,440
Posted By PoorInRichfield

One more thing to reduce hand and wrist pain that...

One more thing to reduce hand and wrist pain that I tried recently and it certainly worked for me:
Brake Hoods Tilted Inward... Have You Tried It?...
10-03-20, 12:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,440
Posted By TiHabanero

The one that fits correctly is the correct one to...

The one that fits correctly is the correct one to get. That being said the two bikes are more or less the same. Meh. Get one, ya have the other. I strongly recommend test rides of 30 minutes or more...
10-02-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,041
Posted By Papa Tom

Yes! This is the way I ride all the time. ...

Yes! This is the way I ride all the time. Assume the driver is always going to make the worst possible move and be prepared for ANYTHING.

I also do a lot of traffic directing, communicating with...
10-02-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,041
Posted By GlennR

Over the years i've learned to avoid roads that...

Over the years i've learned to avoid roads that go to the train station and parkways during rush hour. Lunch time is also when drivers seem to be in more of a rush.

I can control what I do and...
10-02-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,721
Posted By redcon1

I LOL'd at the testicle reference. ...

I LOL'd at the testicle reference.

Apparently, though, Pandemic boredom has ramped up enough that people are now vigorously defending their cycling luggage from unseen attacks. :lol:
10-02-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,721
Posted By Phil_gretz

"Igor, help me with the bags." "Certainly....

"Igor, help me with the bags."

"Certainly. You take the blonde, and I'll take the one in the turban."
10-02-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,721
Posted By noimagination

I have to say, I never knew that type of bag...

I have to say, I never knew that type of bag existed.

I have a trunk bag that lives on the rack on our tandem. I have regular rear panniers, and open basket-type panniers intended for groceries.
...
10-01-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,187
Posted By Skulking

My friends and I have been having an argument...

My friends and I have been having an argument lately and I'm hoping to get outside opinions on it. When eating my Cup Noodles I say it is better to use the two fingers on my left and and one finger...
10-01-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By Phil_gretz

Any lightweight golf pant. Use pants cuff clips...

Any lightweight golf pant. Use pants cuff clips or Velcro elastic straps to keep things tidy. You can get reflective strips on the straps, too, for a double benefit. Remember, that riding with...
09-30-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By Indyv8a

Good to be back!

Ok, a moment of self awareness. This post is clearly a bit of bragging and seeeking approval. Anyway...

So October of 2011 I rode an organized century. (Seagull in Salisbury, MD.) As I was...
09-29-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,277
Posted By MntnMan62

No. You are not a wimp and you are not the only...

No. You are not a wimp and you are not the only one. My local group has been doing rides for at least a month and a half. I have yet to ride with them. Look at it this way. You are out on a solo...
09-27-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 958
Posted By SurferRosa

I need one for the whole bike. Maybe a big,...

I need one for the whole bike. Maybe a big, clear gerbil ball would work.
09-26-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,433
Posted By southpier13

WHEW; now THAT was a close shave!!!

WHEW; now THAT was a close shave!!!
09-25-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By Gary in NJ

LBS for the Win

My neighbors own a great bike ship in the heart of Clinton NJ. I stopped in there a few months ago and told them I was looking for a new bike. We discussed the different bikes they carry and agreed...
09-25-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,636
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

there are no cons really

there are no cons really
09-25-20, 02:06 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,636
Posted By hedonist222

bar mirror $5 sits on a cross pivot joint...

bar mirror
$5

sits on a cross pivot joint - so can turn it almost 360 degrees
...
09-24-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,028
Posted By cjenrick

Fall means more laundry, and dangerous...

Fall means more laundry, and dangerous conditions, like leaves that emit oils when wet,, or obstacles hidden under the leaves,

Good points are a feeling of being 'bad" as most wimps are hanging...
09-24-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,636
Posted By KJK

What he said!

What he said!
09-24-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,636
Posted By August West

I'm so used to using my Take A Look mirror I'd be...

I'm so used to using my Take A Look mirror I'd be totally lost without it. It would be like driving a car without mirrors. In fact I have 2. One mounted to my sunglasses and the other to my non...
09-24-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,433
Posted By rydabent

Personally I prefer to see everyone's input. ...

Personally I prefer to see everyone's input. There is no law that says you have to like it.
09-24-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 958
Posted By epnnf

IMHO you always get wet, or at least damp, riding...

IMHO you always get wet, or at least damp, riding a bicycle. Weather doesn't matter; what you're wearing doesn't matter. (Only exception is if you're underdressed in winter)
09-24-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,636
Posted By 79pmooney

Mirrors - Pros and cons

To the topic - professionals don't use mirrors. The cons take them off as soon as they get that stolen bike home.
09-24-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,636
Posted By AlmostTrick

It doesn't matter if you can turn your head to...

It doesn't matter if you can turn your head to look, a proper mirror is much quicker, offering more timely info which can be helpful in many situations.

Third Eye on my helmet for me. I also have...
09-24-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,636
Posted By jack pot

TAKE A LOOK attached to glasses :thumb: don't...

TAKE A LOOK attached to glasses :thumb: don't leave home without it :)
09-23-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 11,450
Posted By caloso

Walking is just controlled falling.

Walking is just controlled falling.
09-23-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 875
Posted By BoraxKid

So, the question you're asking is going to...

So, the question you're asking is going to trigger all sorts of dogmatic responses from certain ilk on this forum as to why their preferred technique is best, but the truth is you should keep doing...
09-23-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 779
Posted By TobFromme

I like night rides better as I'm more visible to...

I like night rides better as I'm more visible to cars with lights and all. I stand out. On the other hand, bugs are no fun. Regardless of when I ride, my rear light is always on.
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