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09-13-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By Juan el Boricua

I've never been aware of date coding on bike...

I've never been aware of date coding on bike tires before, and none of my bikes' have them so, I'm unable to comment on that.
But more than age, I'll assess condition first:
are they somewhat...
08-26-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By Iride01

You've got me all confused now. What's the...

You've got me all confused now.

What's the question? And for what purpose do you want it?
08-19-20, 05:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By canklecat

I've had a couple of XOSS G+ computers since...

I've had a couple of XOSS G+ computers since January. Paid $50 for the first and got the second half price.

Very minimalist but do what I need. Works with my older 2012 era Wahoo wired ANT+ magnet...
08-13-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,842
Posted By prj71

Nothing wrong with asking questions. But then be...

Nothing wrong with asking questions. But then be prepared for armchair quarterbacks to answer for the type of question the OP asked. The OP has a physical condition he is concerned about.
...
08-10-20, 02:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By znomit

No. The first page here covers 3 weeks of...

No.
The first page here covers 3 weeks of posts. Not enough traffic to split it up.
08-08-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By polyphrast

if you want to do a lot of commuting and you do...

if you want to do a lot of commuting and you do not drive on empty roads at night, get a light with a cutoff. None of those you mentioned do have a cutoff. Lezyne has the "StVZO" Category, the Power...
08-04-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,484
Posted By Reflector Guy

With that paint job, I wouldn't worry about the...

With that paint job, I wouldn't worry about the "regular" bike thieves. I'd be more worried about the guys that steal scrap metal.
08-03-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 971
Posted By adamrice

Sort of. - VO2max is something we can only...

Sort of.

- VO2max is something we can only measure in a lab, but FTP is something we can measure with a smart trainer or power meter.
- Threshold power is measuring something different: it's the...
07-31-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 971
Posted By Barry2

I just loaded a custom workout on my Bolt. I...

I just loaded a custom workout on my Bolt.
I wanted a Ramp test without subscribing to a service. Works great.
Best of all... I wrote a how-to. 8-)

Here you go.....
07-30-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 971
Posted By sierrabob

I’m not sure about Trainer Road, but Training...

I’m not sure about Trainer Road, but Training Peaks Basic appears to sync with both Wahoo Element (through the Wahoo Companion App) and Karoo Hammerhead. I don’t have either device, so I can’t...
07-28-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,847
Posted By Danhedonia

We've become a country of enraged toddlers. ...

We've become a country of enraged toddlers. Unfortunately, the over-18 toddlers have access to very lethal things.
07-24-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,847
Posted By MoAlpha

Don't discount the likelihood of dementia and...

Don't discount the likelihood of dementia and exaggerated target fixation. People with frontal lobe disorders can be irresistibly drawn to objects of interest.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,071
Posted By linberl

The other option is a very light weight fold...my...

The other option is a very light weight fold...my Bike Friday pakiT weighs out at 19lbs (which is a tolerable weight for this 70 y/o female) but if you're willing to spend even more than I did, you...
07-07-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,404
Posted By TheRodeWarrior

Thank you sir, a gentleman and a scholar.

Thank you sir, a gentleman and a scholar.
07-07-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 556
Posted By JoeTBM

I run a charity shop rebuilding donated used...

I run a charity shop rebuilding donated used bikes. Salvaging parts is a source for many parts but things like cables, housings, brake pads, etc. you need to buy new. I find ebay great for this and...
07-05-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,558
Posted By fietsbob

stop watch.. count pedal strokes .. ...

stop watch.. count pedal strokes ..

Musician's metronome is adjustable in beats per minute.. there are electronic ones with headphone jacks now..
https://www.musiciansfriend.com/metronomes I...
07-05-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 41,751
Posted By cb400bill

I posted the link to the Michigan Supreme Court...

I posted the link to the Michigan Supreme Court report as it is relevant to entire story. We don't need to retry the case or argue about the sentence anymore.

Thread closed.
07-05-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 41,751
Posted By Ballenxj

Yeah, evidence proved that was no accident. On...

Yeah, evidence proved that was no accident. On top of which he was exceedingly drunk and high. He had no business operating a 4000 lb weapon on wheels.
07-04-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,552
Posted By mrv

- when i was cycling home from work, i would turn...

- when i was cycling home from work, i would turn on my head light until I got to the local MUP. Turn it on solid, not strobing. Then turn it off on the MUP, until I was almost off of the MUP. I do...
07-02-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,651
Posted By Iride01

A chest strap connected via ant+ or bluetooth to...

A chest strap connected via ant+ or bluetooth to a device of some sort will typically be your most accurate for recreational purposes to get your HR. However with any, some people just have issues....
06-30-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,694
Posted By Biker395

Lots of mental illness out there too. COVIDs...

Lots of mental illness out there too. COVIDs even more of a challenge for that demographic.
06-25-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,345
Posted By the_doughboy

The issue is Geometry, depending on your gut size...

The issue is Geometry, depending on your gut size you're not going to be able to bend over far enough to properly hold the handlebars, your thighs are going to hit your gut and bending over that far...
06-22-20, 04:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,136
Posted By 3Roch

+1 Kool stop tire jack ...

+1 Kool stop tire jack
...
06-21-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,136
Posted By Kabuki12

I would at least try to mount a 27” tire just to...

I would at least try to mount a 27” tire just to see. Panaracer makes some nice ones in various widths for reasonable prices. If you go to some bike shops or co ops they may have an old one you could...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,071
Posted By linberl

With the exception of the 16" Brompton, rolling...

With the exception of the 16" Brompton, rolling any folder is something you only want to do for short distances. Also, it may depend on where you live, but in the crowded city where I live, rolling...
06-18-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,101
Posted By noimagination

I'm afraid you're not going to like my advice. ...

I'm afraid you're not going to like my advice.

If you've only been riding for 4-5 months, I don't think you should be worrying about speed yet, particularly if you're not doing many miles. I'm...
06-17-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,101
Posted By Barry2

TJ, I was progressing nicely over the last...

TJ,
I was progressing nicely over the last months, then hit a plateau.
For two months, no improvement. I’ve come to two conclusions.
1. Interval training programs likely work.
so I’m on one right...
06-16-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,345
Posted By 1979schwinn

Go for it. They make Gravel, Cross Over, and...

Go for it. They make Gravel, Cross Over, and Touring bikes for carrying loads. Most of the heavy weights are steel bikes. Drop bars can be added or some come with them.
Risers can be added for more...
05-29-20, 04:03 AM
Replies: 3,237
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Posted By Greenhil

I’m not aware of a site specifically dedicated to...

I’m not aware of a site specifically dedicated to older athletes, but there’s plenty of info out there for older folks that could help you design a training program. Here are a couple of sites where...
05-28-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,269
Posted By Joe Bikerider

No. When I do then the cars get confused. I...

No. When I do then the cars get confused. I prefer for everyone to act out their chosen roles. Smoother that way.
05-28-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,269
Posted By noimagination

Mostly. That means that I slow to...

Mostly. That means that I slow to less-than-walking speed (1-2 mph) at most stop signs, which is about what most cars do around here. Come to a brief complete stop (no foot down) if there is...
05-27-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,269
Posted By Gresp15C

Naturally, I wouldn't advocate breaking any laws....

Naturally, I wouldn't advocate breaking any laws. But it's interesting to talk about the safety aspect by itself. Traffic laws are mainly for cars. If there were no motor vehicles on the road, there...
05-26-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,269
Posted By flangehead

Yes

OK, I can tell I'm the contrarian here. However, some newer riders may value a different perspective.

My context: I ride on suburban roads to get to places.

I always slow down for...
05-26-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,269
Posted By Iride01

I stop if there is traffic coming from any of the...

I stop if there is traffic coming from any of the other directions. Even if I will be the first one there by a safe margin. Otherwise, if a tree falls in the woods.................
05-26-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,269
Posted By Maelochs

Please leave us contact info so we can extend...

Please leave us contact info so we can extend condolences to your family afterwards ....
05-24-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,892
Posted By GlennR

I have one of these and only take it on long...

I have one of these and only take it on long rides when I know i'll need to take a meal break.

It's so someone can't just walk away with it. The bike cost $$,$$$ and is covered by my home owners...
05-07-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,854
Posted By DrIsotope

You are aware of how contamination occurs,...

You are aware of how contamination occurs, correct? An infected by asymptomatic person breathing moist air into a fabric mask for hours will inevitably touch that mask-- and now the virions are...
05-07-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,854
Posted By bobwysiwyg

Buy several, wash them, perceived problem solved.

Buy several, wash them, perceived problem solved.
05-07-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,854
Posted By livedarklions

Anything that reduces the amount of virus in the...

Anything that reduces the amount of virus in the air in a highly populated closed setting is a good idea. It's about protecting the store's staff as much as anything. Just from a selfish...
05-06-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,854
Posted By livedarklions

My area has too many "rebels" who think they're...

My area has too many "rebels" who think they're making some sort of statement by going the wrong way down the aisles. I'm gloved and masked in there, and it's not virtue signalling. Some people...
05-05-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,854
Posted By peterraymond

I guess I just don't get this. It's not purely...

I guess I just don't get this. It's not purely selfish. Is it reflexive anger?. Instead of doing something reasonable to conserve life it's acting in risky ways. Instead of supporting health workers...
05-04-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,854
Posted By Ed333

nice attitude

It is to protect others....not you...civic responsibility...
05-02-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,854
Posted By raceboy

Except wearing a mask is more about protecting...

Except wearing a mask is more about protecting other people, not about protecting yourself.
05-01-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,854
Posted By ririder

The point of wearing a mask is not to protect...

The point of wearing a mask is not to protect yourself from getting the virus, it's to reduce the chance of you giving the virus if you happen to be an asymptomatic carrier.
04-29-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By rseeker

I did it with two soda cans (Kroger orange, if...

I did it with two soda cans (Kroger orange, if you must know) at the rim plus a pill bottle and small stack of coins to probe the hub. It worked well for my starter bike but I'm on to a "real" bike...
04-26-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,449
Posted By Oso Polar

Well, both of my feet point out as your left one....

Well, both of my feet point out as your left one. It is actually very easy to change SPD (mountain) cleat angle to force feet to be completely straight (or even point inward) but the result of this...
04-25-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Watch this- ...

Watch this-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6tROgmZb08

I don't recommend these cheap tools, but you can get several uses out of them if you are careful.
Don;t try to push a pin all the way in...
04-09-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,171
Posted By willibrord

The more I am seeing about how easy it spreads...

The more I am seeing about how easy it spreads outside, the more I am thinking the Chinese were right, people should stay inside until this is all over.
04-09-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,566
Posted By cyccommute

The blend of chemicals we call “gasoline” has...

The blend of chemicals we call “gasoline” has very little in common with the blend of chemicals we call “white gas”. Gasoline is a mixture of hydrocarbons including a significant amount of...
04-09-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By robertj298

Thanks guys .The explanation finally sank in. I...

Thanks guys .The explanation finally sank in. I think I'm getting feeble in my old age.
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