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09-16-20, 12:06 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,039
Posted By Rolla

To be clear, I've never said that discs don't...

To be clear, I've never said that discs don't have advantages or that other brakes don't have limitations. The point is that shortcomings in a brake's performance are often due to poor set-up and/or...
09-15-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,039
Posted By DiabloScott

As is claiming that disc brakes are immune from...

As is claiming that disc brakes are immune from these problems... they just fail in a different manner.
09-15-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,039
Posted By Rolla

Yeah, sometimes things got a little sketchy, but...

Yeah, sometimes things got a little sketchy, but a lot of us old guys somehow managed to survive riding and racing in the elements without disc brakes for years. Must have been our mad skills! :)
09-14-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 46,799
Posted By abshipp

Fall is coming. Time for fenders: ...

Fall is coming.

Time for fenders:

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08-29-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 13,295
Posted By veganbikes

Anything is cheap or expensive depending on how...

Anything is cheap or expensive depending on how you look at it. If I buy a really nice bike it could be expensive but if I break down the cost over time, it becomes a lot cheaper. Get a really nice...
06-17-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,072
Posted By Doge

Most know that. Common speak about bikes is...

Most know that. Common speak about bikes is "alloy" means aluminum.
06-15-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,072
Posted By bruce19

Jesus that would be panda-monium.

Jesus that would be panda-monium.
06-15-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,072
Posted By bruce19

My 2019 CAAD 12 is 105 and cost me $1350. The new...

My 2019 CAAD 12 is 105 and cost me $1350. The new CAAD 13 can be had with all the components you mentioned. You can find a lot of AL bikes with 105 and Ultegra. Not sure why you think you can't.
06-12-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,072
Posted By 70sSanO

You’re not that rich if you have to tell someone....

You’re not that rich if you have to tell someone.

John
05-27-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,707
Posted By tntyz

Strava Crushed my Soul

Last weekend was out on a nice ride. On one of the local Strava segments, feeling better than usual, favorable wind direction so decided to go for it. I knew I had one of my better times and was...
04-17-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,571
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

Global pandemic? Check. Most of the world...

Global pandemic? Check.
Most of the world sheltering in place? Mostly checked.
Toilet paper very hard to find? Check!
Gasoline cheap currently? Check.
Presta valves hard to operate? Uh,...
04-17-20, 02:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,571
Posted By jgwilliams

Whilst this is true you'd probably have to drill...

Whilst this is true you'd probably have to drill out the valve hole in the rim somewhat to get the valve through.

If you think Presta valves are bad you've obviously never encountered the Dunlop...
04-17-20, 01:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,571
Posted By rebel1916

Virtually any floor pump you buy at an actual...

Virtually any floor pump you buy at an actual bike store will fit both presta and schrader valves. I think mine was about $35. Or just buy an adapter for around $.99 . They are probably sitting in...
04-13-20, 12:48 AM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 277,632
Posted By canklecat

Cool Hand Luke -- 10/10, among the few perfect...

Cool Hand Luke -- 10/10, among the few perfect movies. And appropriate for Easter weekend.

Suspicion (1941) -- 7/10. It's so well done I hate to like it and like to hate it. Over the years of...
04-12-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 277,632
Posted By Clyde1820

The 1997 docudrama The Arrow. Every once in...

The 1997 docudrama The Arrow.

Every once in a while, I go back to watch this film again. It's about the A.V. Roe (AVRO) development of the Arrow supersonic interceptor, back in the 1950s ... and...
04-08-20, 04:20 AM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 277,632
Posted By classic1

Wow. This thread is still going. Without doubt...

Wow. This thread is still going. Without doubt this is my greatest contribution to humanity.
Forum: Foo
04-01-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,137
Posted By RubeRad

What's Mr. T's girlfriend's name? IT'S...

What's Mr. T's girlfriend's name?

IT'S APRIL, FOOLS!
03-31-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 277,632
Posted By colorider

JoJo Rabbit 9/10 Thought it was great. Story,...

JoJo Rabbit 9/10 Thought it was great. Story, cast, cinematography, all of it.

Wall Street - 7/10 I had never seen it before and although it's a bit dated I still felt it was just okay. I'm...
03-31-20, 01:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,607
Posted By justslow

I acknowledge all creatures great and small....

I acknowledge all creatures great and small. Return acknowledgement not expected, but nice when it happens.
03-30-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 277,632
Posted By NoWhammies

Bombshell. 7.5/10 I thought the three main...

Bombshell. 7.5/10

I thought the three main actors - Kidman, Theron, and Robbie - did great. The person who really stole the show for me was John Lithgow as Roger Ailes. The movie did, what I...
03-29-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 654
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The 10 post requirement is meant to prevent...

The 10 post requirement is meant to prevent spammers from mucking up the forum. You can easily get to the 10 post threshold by first posting something about yourself in the Introductions forum,...
03-20-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 277,632
Posted By colorider

Saw Ford v Ferrari last night 9/10 excellent....

Saw Ford v Ferrari last night 9/10 excellent. Great cast and well done.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,715
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.
03-11-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,734
Posted By chewybrian

No, Who.

No, Who.
03-02-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,118
Posted By wgscott

Lots of people are dying, which can really be...

Lots of people are dying, which can really be inconvenient, and you can probably use a Shimano cassette without your bike catching on fire.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,389
Posted By aplcr0331

We cyclists follow trends like 13-17 year old...

We cyclists follow trends like 13-17 year old girls. Someone says “gravel” and we say how much and where should I spread it (gross). Remember fat bikes? Me neither. But my point is we’re lemmings. We...
02-19-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,865
Posted By jamesklayer

Best Cycling Music Video Ever?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmVkOlZFF3Y
02-09-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 24,467
Posted By kirby999

1993 Schwinn Crosscut . Recently updated with...

1993 Schwinn Crosscut . Recently updated with modern components.
...
02-07-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By mjac

Great Bargain Derailleur & Shifter

If you have a 7-8 speed Freewheel or Cassette with standard Shimano spacing these are a great Derailleur and Shifter at a bargain price. The Shimano Acera RD-M360-SGS Derailleur is $22 and the...
Forum: Introductions
02-06-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By danny dea

New member

Hello from Sparta, Missouri--small town near Springfield. I've been riding seriously since 1983 and have accumulated several more bicycles than I need. I've outlived my fast racing days and now...
02-04-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,761
Posted By BlazingPedals

If forced to pare things down, I could maybe get...

If forced to pare things down, I could maybe get away with 2-3 bikes. Down to one? I understand the individual words; but strung together in a single sentence they make no sense.
02-04-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,614
Posted By eatontkd

Today I'm 60 yrs old.... geez

It's been awhile since I've posted anything to this infamous group. Life has taken some interesting and " 'bout time ya learn something" turns. I'm learning, living and looking forward to another...
Forum: Foo
02-02-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By Kedosto

I saw that. Amazing. Humans are awesome. ...

I saw that. Amazing. Humans are awesome.


-Kedosto
Forum: Foo
02-02-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 8,960
Views: 995,972
Posted By ahsposo

Oh, deer!

Oh, deer!
01-29-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 865
Posted By KenNC

Check out "Road to Valor: A True Story of WWII...

Check out "Road to Valor: A True Story of WWII Italy, the Nazis, and the Cyclist Who Inspired a Nation" by McConnon & McConnon. It is available on Amazon, eBay, etc. I read it last month and...
01-28-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By Sjtaylor

Uncle Bike Mechanic

We don’t have children but I have a nephew with a wife and four kids. In a tuff shed at the end of their driveway is literally a pile of bikes. There are mom and dad LBS bikes and a few box store kid...
01-25-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 776
Posted By 67tony

I snagged a paint pen from Michael's, and gave it...

I snagged a paint pen from Michael's, and gave it a try. Started with the bottom of the bottom bracket, hoping to get the hang of it, and I did get better as I went along. Here are some observations,...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,472
Posted By shelbyfv

Impressive post:thumb:

Impressive post:thumb:
Replies: 8
Views: 1,472
Posted By ThermionicScott

Great write-up, Welshboy ! I'm envious of the...

Great write-up, Welshboy ! I'm envious of the vivid details that other people can remember from PBP. Mine (in 2015) quickly became a very long blur, and I have to do Google picture searches to...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,472
Posted By unterhausen

Thanks for posting. It's interesting you...

Thanks for posting.

It's interesting you stayed near Villaines. Now that I have experience with the trains, I think that it would be interesting to stay somewhere along the train lines
01-21-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,957
Posted By LBCwanabe

I have to show off my grail bike

Not sure what to call it yet but here’s the keeper​​​​​​: my ‘84 Miyata. Sub 250 miles from the original owner out in Santa Cruz
...
01-19-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By bpcyclist

I think you should stop using the word "obese" to...

I think you should stop using the word "obese" to refer to yourself. I personally believe it is an unkind, mean, even, pejorative term that fails to acknowledge the absolutely incredible job you've...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10,290
Views: 2,861,086
Posted By bampilot06

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My first real road bike. Want to change the...
01-12-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 277,632
Posted By KraneXL

When I read people mentioning books and movies I...

When I read people mentioning books and movies I have to get on my soap box and say never compare a book to a movie. The two are totally different art forms meat to stimulate different parts of the...
Replies: 9
Views: 2,159
Posted By samkl

PBP ride report (long)

It’s been a month, almost, which has given my brain enough time to process the insanity that was PBP. I don’t mean that in a derogatory way—yes, some of the insanity was bad, but some of it was good,...
05-23-18, 02:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,542
Posted By Classtime

Well I'm happy for Doug that there is so much...

Well I'm happy for Doug that there is so much support on this forum for his decision. However, I'm one of those 60 year olds who rides on "weird moral grounds" who sees nothing but trouble when the...
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