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07-29-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,045
Posted By MattTheHat

I think the OP is wondering when huge numbers of...

I think the OP is wondering when huge numbers of bicycles will again be made in the USA. I think the answer is probably never.
07-28-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 431
Posted By roadCruiser76

As others have said, I would check to make sure...

As others have said, I would check to make sure auto-pause is actually enabled. Even more importantly, next time you ride, look at the 830 itself. The timer should stop when you stop. If the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,031
Posted By WhyFi

Eh. For the price of the Duo, you can get a...

Eh. For the price of the Duo, you can get a crankset-based PM that'll let you run your pedals of choice. While a crankset isn't as easy to un/install as pedals, it's still a ~10 minute deal and not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,170
Posted By Seattle Forrest

As long as I don't lose my history I'll be happy.

As long as I don't lose my history I'll be happy.
07-23-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,034
Posted By Koyote

I like his Bon Jon Pass tires, but Jan Heine and...

I like his Bon Jon Pass tires, but Jan Heine and the scientific method have only a passing acquaintance. I would take his conclusions with a large grain of salt.
07-15-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By Barry2

I'll take a stab at it

OK... Lets try that again.

Welcome to BF.
Sorry to hear your bike arrived damaged.
I these times you might be better off looking for a discount rather than a non-available replacement.
I see...
07-11-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,221
Posted By JohnDThompson

Take the lane when you enter the roundabout....

Take the lane when you enter the roundabout. Don't let the cars pull alongside you and potentially run you off the road when they exit the roundabout without noticing you. That's what the Wisconsin...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,672
Posted By noodle soup

I wish it was the law here in AZ. Masks are...

I wish it was the law here in AZ.

Masks are required, but there's no penalty for citizens refusing to comply. Luckily my employer allows me to refuse service to anyone not wearing a mask
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,996
Posted By DrIsotope

It's not the bike. It's the fact that going from...

It's not the bike. It's the fact that going from a 17mph ride average to a 22mph ride average requires almost double the power.

The chassis is fine. The engine needs work.
07-03-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Chest strap is the way to go. No question. ...

Chest strap is the way to go. No question.

You can get one for $25-30 on Amazon.

Think of it as part of getting ready to ride. I check the air in my tires before every ride too. Doing that...
06-30-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,581
Posted By caloso

You know what’s really inefficient? Having your...

You know what’s really inefficient? Having your foot come off the pedal unexpectedly.
06-25-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,474
Posted By DiabloScott

Attitude. Riding around the neighborhood might...

Attitude.
Riding around the neighborhood might be better than sitting on the couch, but you need extended miles, long term commitment, and real efforts to see real results.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,449
Posted By walnutz

Spent $450 on upgrades and then bought a new bike...

Spent $450 on upgrades and then bought a new bike a few weeks later...
06-24-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,053
Posted By big john

A 70 pound difference is huge when climbing and...

A 70 pound difference is huge when climbing and cannot be overstated. A man over 200 can be a decent climber but the higher over 200 you get, the bigger disadvantage is built in.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By GeneO

Would add it is well worth it.

Would add it is well worth it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 03:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,290
Posted By colnago62

I would leave it. Gives you some adjustability....

I would leave it. Gives you some adjustability. No one plans on gaining weight, but it happens. Also, it is nice to adjust for winter kit.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 972
Posted By njkayaker

bs.

bs.
06-07-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 888
Posted By hillyman

Only bad thing about DT shifters is the Italian...

Only bad thing about DT shifters is the Italian Team will reach over and put you in the little cog
06-06-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,588
Posted By tigat

Look what my new bike can do

Long story, but last week I finally picked up the rebuilt Bandit, the one-hand adapted bike that Trek made for me, on the latest version Domane SLR frame. In a word, the new Bandit is awesome -...
06-05-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,167
Posted By Koyote

The obvious solution is a Di2 drivetrain. Then...

The obvious solution is a Di2 drivetrain. Then you'll have a FD that automatically trims itself.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By Sy Reene

I hear ya.. I liked the original Shorty a lot...

I hear ya.. I liked the original Shorty a lot more than the SuperDuty ones that they now have. However, noticed they also now have a Repreve version, with an elastic back as well as a terry lining...
05-24-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,220
Posted By Steve B.

I use a touch screen every ride on a 1030, so...

I use a touch screen every ride on a 1030, so this is just nonsense. Have you ever tried zooming or panning a map with buttons ?, you can't.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,616
Posted By spdntrxi

it's super easy... take all of a couple seconds. ...

it's super easy... take all of a couple seconds. But I'm lazy and will buy mounts. I have 4 bikes that I ride and 3 mounts. Only 2 bikes have the same shaped seat post.
05-23-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,720
Posted By wgscott

It is in fact quite a bit worse than that.

It is in fact quite a bit worse than that.
05-23-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,731
Posted By Oneder

It's not really waning they just gave up on...

It's not really waning they just gave up on containing it.
05-23-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,720
Posted By one4smoke

Ignorant post...

Ignorant post...
05-21-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,111
Posted By michaelm101

Thanks everybody! 2 inch it is!

Thanks everybody!

2 inch it is!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,482
Posted By noodle soup

What is a “rest day” I ride everyday, but...

What is a “rest day”

I ride everyday, but not every ride is a hammer-fest.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,344
Posted By Bah Humbug

Whelp, this thread is curing me of any thought of...

Whelp, this thread is curing me of any thought of jumping for one of their "great deals".
05-09-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 725
Posted By dsbrantjr

My father, a tool and die maker, told me "if you...

My father, a tool and die maker, told me "if you need a tool and don't buy it, you end up paying for it and still don't have it."
05-06-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,132
Posted By TiHabanero

I want service now. Stop it!

After being out of the bike shop as a full timer for about a decade, and only working on Saturdays, I jumped back in as a full time wrench a week ago. Forgot how absolutely narcissistic some riders...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,233
Posted By kissTheApex

OP actually took a dig at everything from online...

OP actually took a dig at everything from online shipping to clipless pedals and wheel sets etc, and didn’t like that he was the minority in whatever he was suggesting despite his giganormous...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,233
Posted By noodle soup

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04-19-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By FiftySix

Some day I'll graduate to full blown...

Some day I'll graduate to full blown curmudgeon-hood, too. I can only dream for now.

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,532
Posted By Iride01

Shoulders are usually filled with gravel and...

Shoulders are usually filled with gravel and debris. I ride in the traffic lane. And if it's only two lane, then I get in the middle of my lane when there is oncoming traffic so other motor vehicles...
04-04-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 335
Posted By dsbrantjr

It is poor practice to use a torque wrench for...

It is poor practice to use a torque wrench for loosening fasteners. That is what breaker bars are made for.
04-04-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,007
Posted By Sy Reene

I don't understand why there'd be any additional...

I don't understand why there'd be any additional wear putting stuff in a machine. I look thru the window of the front loader.. and see the clothes simply sloshing around in some soapy water. Not...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 785
Posted By bruce19

Whatever you buy make sure it fits comfortably....

Whatever you buy make sure it fits comfortably. My GF has a Kask Mojito that I liked a lot. So, when I saw a killer sale on a Kask Protone I scooped it up. Unfortunately, it just never fit my head...
03-28-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,704
Posted By billridesbikes

Why bleach? Did you guys murder someone and have...

Why bleach? Did you guys murder someone and have to remove all trace evidence? :)
Bleach (NaClO) is corrosive to most metals, and it could also interact with compounds of the epoxy that holds...
03-26-20, 04:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,879
Posted By Greenhil

I found that touching up the chain after each...

I found that touching up the chain after each tank of gas worked better than waiting til It got dull. Hope you’re wearing eye/ear protection and chaps!
03-18-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 852
Posted By AlmostTrick

There never was anything "phoney" about it,...

There never was anything "phoney" about it, though some tried hard to make it seem that way. Just a lot of denial and refusing to face the facts.
03-18-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,279
Posted By BillyD

This thread is or should be about California as a...

This thread is or should be about California as a place to cycle if you’re 65+, NOT a general review of the pros and cons of the state. This is a cycling forum. Let’s get back on topic please. ...
03-15-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,384
Posted By njkayaker

It doesn't necessarily work that way. The...

It doesn't necessarily work that way.

The retailers might be getting a rebate from Garmin.

And the markup is irrelevant because you aren't going to make your own 1030.

If the price isn't...
03-14-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,648
Posted By CAT7RDR

I looked into and was invited to a fairly large...

I looked into and was invited to a fairly large cycling group in OC about 15 miles from where I live. After reviewing their routes, some of them passed within a mile from my doorstep. I live in prime...
03-14-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,648
Posted By philbob57

I go faster than the slowest group my club has...

I go faster than the slowest group my club has rides for, and I go farther between stops. I'm too slow for the next faster group. Even if I start with a group, I end up riding solo.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,535
Posted By seypat

Not a problem for me. I get dropped on the...

Not a problem for me. I get dropped on the first/all hills anyway. That's all the social distancing I need.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,535
Posted By Rides4Beer

As far social distancing goes, it's a smart move....

As far social distancing goes, it's a smart move. If someone sneezes in front of you, you're riding right through it, they might as well have sneezed right in your face.
03-10-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,648
Posted By smoore

I've been riding since the mid 70s and have...

I've been riding since the mid 70s and have almost always ridden alone. I prefer riding at my own pace, my own route, can change my mind if I want, stop when I want etc.
Interestingly I have always...
03-10-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,863
Posted By bruce19

You are concerned about a medical issue and...

You are concerned about a medical issue and you're asking BF?
03-08-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 31,706
Posted By big john

wut

wut
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