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02-24-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By MNHarv

You haven't ridden for a while. My guess is your...

You haven't ridden for a while. My guess is your butt needs to be reconditioned to riding again. People who ride all four seasons don't have this problem (and I'm not one of them). It's as much...
02-23-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 993
Posted By jadocs

One bolt systems are indexed so if your ideal...

One bolt systems are indexed so if your ideal "tilt" is between index points you are forced to settle on the index either above or below your ideal point. Two bolt systems are not indexed and are...
02-22-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,135
Posted By phughes

Glass, if left in, can continue to cut into the...

Glass, if left in, can continue to cut into the tire as it flexes, making a deeper hole. Basically any sharp object can do that as well.
02-19-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 587
Posted By indyfabz

Look into Tubus racks. Tubus has a lot of fitting...

Look into Tubus racks. Tubus has a lot of fitting solutions and makes high quality racks. Does the frame have eyelets on at the dropouts? What about attachment points on the seatstays? Even if it...
02-15-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,107
Posted By TMcDan78

Adam, if you're not at fault, you need to require...

Adam, if you're not at fault, you need to require entire replacement of the bike. There is absolutely no way to guarantee the integrity of any part oft he bike following a collision with a motor...
02-10-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By JohnDThompson

Bending doesn't hurt the spoke unless you bend it...

Bending doesn't hurt the spoke unless you bend it so much, and so acutely, that it leaves a permanent kink in the spoke. Bend it just enough to get it in place; tensioning the spoke will pull it...
01-31-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 838
Posted By Ironfish653

I’ve done some night group rides in the city...

I’ve done some night group rides in the city where we’ve run extra, colored blinkies in addition to the usual headlight and rear flasher. Mostly on the side, though; bar ends, fork tips, seat stays,...
01-30-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,233
Posted By Bassmanbob

I don't get tired of talking about cycling......

I don't get tired of talking about cycling... ever. OTOH, my wife gets tired of me talking about cycling.
01-28-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,233
Posted By caloso

No, actually I do not get tired of it. I tend...

No, actually I do not get tired of it. I tend not to talk specifics of my ride, but try to ask them if they have a bike, encourage them to ride it more, point out some routes they could take. More...
01-28-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,233
Posted By Riveting

My favorite is when I do a century+ over the...

My favorite is when I do a century+ over the weekend, come in Monday and answer that I rode 140 miles, and they always say "Wow, that's more than I drove my car all last week", and I always say "How...
Forum: Touring
01-28-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,990
Posted By mev

I don't go out of my way, e.g. reflective vest. ...

I don't go out of my way, e.g. reflective vest. However, when I have other choices, I'll pick for a brighter color that stands out. For example, red panniers instead of black; red rain jacket...
01-18-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,367
Posted By genejockey

So, with 70 mL of sealant, aren't you almost up...

So, with 70 mL of sealant, aren't you almost up to the weight of a latex tube?
01-18-21, 03:51 PM
01-15-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By Bike Gremlin

Making sure to set an optimal preload, and do...

Making sure to set an optimal preload, and do regular service (every year, or each 5000 km, whichever comes first) is a lot more important than the type of grease.
It's similar to bathing: no matter...
01-13-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,187
Posted By Trevtassie

You'd be amazed the difference strict liability...

You'd be amazed the difference strict liability laws make to motorists and cyclists behaviour.
01-12-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 6,621
Posted By rekmeyata

When a patch works its way loose at any time that...

When a patch works its way loose at any time that means you prepared the tube wrong, I've never had either a glue on or a glueless patch eventually work loose...well, as long as the glueless patch...
01-12-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,531
Posted By shelbyfv

I like the idea of adding a little extra if you...

I like the idea of adding a little extra if you can't get it done on the day. Maybe add a mile for each week of delay? No license to deduct miles for doing the ride early, of course.:rolleyes:
01-10-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 6,621
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Wow. Glad I never raced against you. Anyone that...

Wow. Glad I never raced against you. Anyone that can tell they are riding on a patched tube has sensitivity far beyond my abilities. I've had some patches fail to work but I've never had one fail...
01-07-21, 05:23 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,855
Posted By Cycletography

I've been 15 for about 35 years now. Still...

I've been 15 for about 35 years now. Still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. I'll probably go for a ride and think about it. :ride:
01-06-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,855
Posted By jaxgtr

I will say this.....while I was in better overall...

I will say this.....while I was in better overall shape when I was younger, the military will help with that, but when I see people my age that can barely walk or even walk a flight of stairs, I do...
01-06-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 6,621
Posted By Bill Abbey

I put a sock around the spare tube. Yes the tubes...

I put a sock around the spare tube. Yes the tubes wear against the blowout bag, and any tools that might be inside the bag and loose. A sock prevents the wear without adding any tape residue or...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,661
Posted By phughes

I'm well aware of the conditions around the...

I'm well aware of the conditions around the coast, and what it does to metal. Regular rain is not like that though, and that is how the question was posed. No rain requires degreasing, though, not...
Forum: Touring
01-05-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,653
Posted By mstateglfr

quality tires matters, but im pretty sure 100#...

quality tires matters, but im pretty sure 100# matters too when coasting downhill. thats gonna for sure pull you down faster.
01-04-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,836
Posted By UCantTouchThis

You rode in bad winter weather over a period of...

You rode in bad winter weather over a period of time and never had to put air in either tire? :foo:
01-04-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,836
Posted By indyfabz

Or as cheap or as perturbed about how others...

Or as cheap or as perturbed about how others spend their money. :thumb:
01-04-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 908
Posted By davidad

Chainsaw bar oil diluted with mineral spirits.

Chainsaw bar oil diluted with mineral spirits.
01-04-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 908
Posted By Iride01

Set a box fan nearby on low when it's wet. The...

Set a box fan nearby on low when it's wet. The constant air circulation will dry it quickly. And if you cycling shoes are wet, put them there too. They'll be dry in a short time. Even shorter time if...
01-04-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 908
Posted By trailangel

In Portland use wet lube. It's not messy, you are...

In Portland use wet lube. It's not messy, you are not applying correctly and you are not wiping it down correctly.
FInishline and Chain-L are both very good products.
01-03-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 908
Posted By dscheidt

Chain-L. Home Page Chain-L High Mileage Bicycle...

Chain-L. Home Page Chain-L High Mileage Bicycle Chain Lubricant (http://chain-l.com/)
12-28-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 6,621
Posted By Racing Dan

Again, really? In my experience they all...

Again, really?

In my experience they all work the same, with the same sort of "glue" and patches. I never came across a set that had "rubber cement" or any glue that wasn't functionally identical...
12-28-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 6,621
Posted By Racing Dan

Really? In my experience every set out...

Really?

In my experience every set out there, Rema or not, work just fine. I tried many over they years (decades). But sure, Rema is a safe bet.
12-27-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 6,621
Posted By wgscott

Unless it is a particularly problematic wound, I...

Unless it is a particularly problematic wound, I would keep the patched tube as the spare and keep the new tube in your tire, and save your time and energy for arguing with people on the internet.
12-26-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,163
Posted By njkayaker

Three basic levels of functionality. Each higher...

Three basic levels of functionality. Each higher level includes the functionality of lower levels).

1- Current speed and data (like cadence). And distance traveled and average speed at the end....
12-25-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,936
Posted By cxwrench

Left. If the road is crowned, and most are, your...

Left. If the road is crowned, and most are, your left foot is closer to the ground than your right. Also Cat 5 tattoo avoidance.
12-24-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,249
Posted By indyfabz

Don’t you just love how he makes up stuff? The BF...

Don’t you just love how he makes up stuff? The BF king of “fake news.”
12-23-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,249
Posted By tomato coupe

The U.S. government orders for Pfizer and Moderna...

The U.S. government orders for Pfizer and Moderna vaccines call for delivery of 120 million doses (60 million patients) by the end of March, and another 250 million doses (125 million patients) by...
12-23-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,249
Posted By mstateglfr

The issue isnt so much the bike riding, its all...

The issue isnt so much the bike riding, its all the time off the saddle.
If its a massive event like ragbrai, you have 10,000 to 20,000 people riding each day and passing thru towns. That is a...
12-23-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,639
Posted By BobbyG

It's not "you versus traffic"...You are traffic. ...

It's not "you versus traffic"...You are traffic.

I bike commuted for 28 years and while there are still a few sudden, harrowing encounters, decades of experience has taught me what to anticipate,...
12-23-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,029
Posted By shelbyfv

Lots of info here :foo:...

Lots of info here :foo: https://www.bikeforums.net/winter-cycling/
12-22-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 950
Posted By Iride01

It's a valid policy to help with SPAM on the...

It's a valid policy to help with SPAM on the site.

It doesn't mean you can't just simply write the URL to the location of your pics in the plain text of your message. You'll have to remove the...
12-19-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,519
Posted By rsbob

Probably yelling, “nice bum”. Or, you look...

Probably yelling, “nice bum”.

Or, you look like a bum, fix that hole in your shorts.
12-16-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,836
Posted By dwmckee

I have seen way too many drivetrains in need of...

I have seen way too many drivetrains in need of total replacement because the owner went way too far trying to save a few bucks on a chain. Bottom line is to change before it is worn out and use a...
12-16-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,836
Posted By _ForceD_

I just want to say that I’m surprised and...

I just want to say that I’m surprised and impressed that we’re on page six of this thread.

Dan
12-15-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,478
Posted By sincos

Short answer is easy: ride them both, get...

Short answer is easy: ride them both, get whichever you like better. I wouldn't sweat the DT storage: could be handy, but hardly a dealbreaker. The only wrong answer here is the one you like less.
12-14-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,195
Posted By mstateglfr

If you are wearing bibs that are threadbare, then...

If you are wearing bibs that are threadbare, then take solace in knowing you have enjoyed your hobby to such an extent that you managed to wear out clothing. Toss the bibs then buy some new ones. ...
12-14-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,195
Posted By Koyote

I just use those worn bibs to ride the trainer in...

I just use those worn bibs to ride the trainer in my garage, or wear them under tights. Never thought about repairing them, as I don't imagine it would work very well.
12-12-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,425
Posted By DiabloScott

Aluminum nipples on one nice set of road wheels...

Aluminum nipples on one nice set of road wheels that never sees rain or snow... that's an acceptable risk.
Otherwise brass.
12-11-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,310
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Rear to trash, front to back, new tire on front. ...

Rear to trash, front to back, new tire on front.

With losing front tire traction leading to low side crashes, you want the freshest rubber in front to minimize the risk of punctures and blow outs.
12-09-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,836
Posted By Iride01

Seems this is all a lot of overthinking on a...

Seems this is all a lot of overthinking on a issue that doesn't change the go no-go decision on a chain by 500 miles to maybe a 1000 miles at the most.

But I guess if y'all had fun thinking and...
Forum: Touring
12-09-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,845
Posted By saddlesores

could also be the bike shop is pushing the latest...

could also be the bike shop is pushing the latest fad,
pushed by the manufacturers. much easier to flog
whatever ya got in stock now, instead of ordering
something suitable for the task.

build...
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