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07-28-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,535
Posted By GlennR

I have 2 spray bottles, 1 with 1:10 Simple Green...

I have 2 spray bottles, 1 with 1:10 Simple Green and water and the 2nd with straight Simple Green. Other than the chain I use paper towels and only use a hose after riding in the rain and there's mud...
07-16-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 783
Posted By Altair 4

I was just in this situation with a new-to-me...

I was just in this situation with a new-to-me Nissan Rogue. After looking at the alternatives, I bought and installed a hitch receiver and a platform bike rack from etrailer.com. The receiver...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2,478
Views: 344,781
Posted By ultrarider7

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Prescott, Wisconsin
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2,478
Views: 344,781
Posted By AlgarveCycling

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07-02-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,126
Posted By TJtheWrecker

Hi guys! I've been training intervals for 2 weeks...

Hi guys! I've been training intervals for 2 weeks and here's the progress! 17.1 MPH over 1 hour!! Very pleased with the results.


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07-01-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,040
Posted By 1964GTO

Or do the Superman..JK My Giant Sedona rolled...

Or do the Superman..JK
My Giant Sedona rolled so much better after I changed to road tires, but my Trek FX-2 was miles ahead in the rolling department. But then I traded that to get the Trek Emonda...
07-01-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,040
Posted By bargo68

English: Veloshaming. German:...

English: Veloshaming.

German: Fahrradweltscherezmachen.
06-29-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,160
Posted By dabac

Best I can remember, some bicycle-specific tools...

Best I can remember, some bicycle-specific tools in order of procurement:
- wrench for threaded headsets
- Shimano-style freewheel puller
- crank puller
- spoke nipple key
- cone wrenches
-...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,611
Posted By bruce19

If your budget is around that $1100 figure, I'd...

If your budget is around that $1100 figure, I'd look at something like a Cannondale Synapse disc w/Sora. If you can find one, of course. Buying new could be really tough.
06-28-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By Schmackers

I use the camelback water bottles. They're easy...

I use the camelback water bottles. They're easy to squeeze in my opinion!
06-27-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I think the OP will find that modern cones will...

I think the OP will find that modern cones will be a class b/c fit at best to the hub's outer races. When Asia came on line to the US market one change was the bearing contact angle that was common....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By surak

Only guessing the specs from models approximately...

Only guessing the specs from models approximately named that on 99spokes, but I wouldn't recommend that bike at that price point for a first road bike. You don't ride nearly enough to know what you...
06-25-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,126
Posted By TJtheWrecker

Thank you all for your responses -- what I really...

Thank you all for your responses -- what I really resonated with is the idea : if you want to go fast, practice going faster.

Instead of 20 mile rides slowly twice a week, and much longer on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,875
Posted By Iride01

I don't maintain speed no matter whether I'm...

I don't maintain speed no matter whether I'm riding for one hour or six hours. At least not when I'm solo. I'm just going at whatever steady power output I know I can maintain without tiring. I...
06-20-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,280
Posted By morganmarie19

Thanks for the advice everyone! We managed to...

Thanks for the advice everyone! We managed to find a 2005 Co-Motion Periscope for $750. A 31 year upgrade from our first tandem!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 01:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 629
Posted By San Rensho

WD 40. Soap and water wash and then a little wax.

WD 40. Soap and water wash and then a little wax.
06-18-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 991
Posted By CyclingFool95

One last follow-up. The science experiment is...

One last follow-up. The science experiment is complete. Aluminum stem is gone. Steel and chrome are unharmed. I washed the fork down thoroughly with water and then sprayed every inch of it with WD-40...
06-15-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,970
Posted By Archinutt

I'm not spinning out at 20 mph, not even close,...

I'm not spinning out at 20 mph, not even close, not sure where that came from. Originally I was talking about very steep downhills, 32- 36mph and that it would be nice to have a bit higher gear. As...
06-14-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By dedhed

A good cage should hold a bottle on the underside...

A good cage should hold a bottle on the underside of the top tube.
05-25-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,333
Posted By katsup

I am not sure what country you are in, but do you...

I am not sure what country you are in, but do you have Jamis or Marin dealers? If so, I'd be looking at the Marin Muirwoods (https://www.marinbikes.com/bikes/20-muirwoods-29er) or Jamis Sequel or...
05-21-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,171
Posted By Doge

I expect is it like any other casual thing. This...

I expect is it like any other casual thing. This is common SoCal from surfing, to soccer practice to bike riding. I had not heard of any court cases. My expectation would be there real liability...
05-20-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,279
Posted By kingston

I've had both and would always prefer a 2"...

I've had both and would always prefer a 2" receiver unless there is something about the car that would prevent me from getting one.
05-17-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,093
Posted By rosefarts

Added 15 lbs to my training rides

Almost all my base mileage is with my kids. I would have added the little one sooner but I didn't trust the toddler not to beat on him for a while.

Two typical bike path loops are 18 and 26 miles....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,668
Posted By mango18

Lol of course, ...

Lol of course,
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1073x1877/screenshot_20200517_102557_strava_e433b721a6c8357613d9eddfe746fe6581d4d680.jpg
Started in the middle went east 10...
05-14-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,149
Posted By _ForceD_

Go to the auto supply store and get some “Mothers...

Go to the auto supply store and get some “Mothers Mag and Aluminum Polish.” Doesn’t get the tape residue off but works very well on the oxidation. Brings out a nice shine.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 12:54 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,777
Posted By adamhenry

The PD-T8000...

The PD-T8000 (https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/deorext-t8000/PD-T8000.html) are very friendly for someone new to clipless. They have a flat side you can use to get started and then...
05-08-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,153
Posted By DorkDisk

Your rear shifter is missing a barrel adjustor;...

Your rear shifter is missing a barrel adjustor; should be easy to source but probably not worth it. GripShift is plastic, brittle, and hard to replace cables. I'd replace those for some triggers or...
05-07-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,970
Posted By brawlo

I'd just be replacing the rear with another 23-11...

I'd just be replacing the rear with another 23-11 and keeping the front at 50. If you really want to, you could look at getting a larger large chainring, but they're not cheap usually and the gains...
04-24-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,105
Posted By MRT2

First, an answer to your question. Yes, the long...

First, an answer to your question. Yes, the long term benefits to paying a little more is worth it, if you plan on keeping the bike for more than a year or two. Better components, lighter weight,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2,478
Views: 344,781
Posted By DQRider

Rail bridge over the Mississippi in Hastings, MN

https://i.imgur.com/US7zli0.png

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Forum: Commuting
06-24-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,538
Posted By Archwhorides

When I had a VW TDI, the rooftop Thule box was a...

When I had a VW TDI, the rooftop Thule box was a 5 mpg hit on mileage (40mpg down to 35 mpg), agreed that bikes on the roof would be worse.

In terms of cost, let's say for the sake of discussion...
06-17-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,180
Posted By oldfatboy

Thank you all for your time/posts/info. After...

Thank you all for your time/posts/info.
After lots of reading about every computer mentioned, and a rather long phone call, I decided to try the bolt.
Don't know what I'm in for, but will give it...
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