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03-31-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 358
Posted By AlmostTrick

It's not "lame" :rolleyes: at all. The change...

It's not "lame" :rolleyes: at all. The change makes perfect sense. Now it's easy to avoid seeing them if you're not interested, and if you are they are all in one place. Great job, moderators!
03-28-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,126
Posted By canklecat

Bleach is unnecessary. The main defense most...

Bleach is unnecessary. The main defense most viruses and bacteria have is a lipid membrane that breaks down easily with soap and hot water. Ordinary Dawn detergent and hot water will do.

Recently...
03-28-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 515
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Degreasing does more harm than good because...

Degreasing does more harm than good because you'll never get the same penetration as the factory lubricant applied in a hot bath.

I add lubrication (currently ProLink Gold) whenever my chain...
03-25-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 588
Posted By ooga-booga

so with some free time this week, i kind of did a...

so with some free time this week, i kind of did a thing...

https://www.strava.com/activities/3218669252

take off the first five miles getting down to mission valley and the last five miles...
03-19-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,327
Posted By nlerner

Same here, but on the drive side: ...

Same here, but on the drive side:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x958/7dde736b_55a5_4d97_a4fc_5d4289fb2d88_04de24be6d218b3f7b3390361af0d3b6fc53eeec.jpeg
03-18-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,619
Posted By Darth Lefty

I think cycling is going to be a lot safer than...

I think cycling is going to be a lot safer than normal
03-17-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,619
Posted By indyfabz

Not really. Makes total sense if you give it some...

Not really. Makes total sense if you give it some actual thought.
03-13-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,233
Posted By Metieval

for that Kind of money I'd start looking at a...

for that Kind of money I'd start looking at a Niner RLT 853 frame to build with an Eccentric BB

however, if you want fatties on a SS, Say 650x48 Switchback Hill... The salsa is tempting.
03-13-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,233
Posted By tdilf

They should call this bike "Niche Chaser"...

They should call this bike "Niche Chaser" :D
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,851
Posted By DaveSSS

Written by someone who hasn't ridden thousands of...

Written by someone who hasn't ridden thousands of miles of winding mountain descents on both bike and motorcycle. If you had, you'd know better.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,851
Posted By DaveSSS

That is absolutely the case. Countersteering...

That is absolutely the case. Countersteering does not just initiate a turn, it maintains the turn. Quit countersteering and the bike will straighten up.
Forum: Commuting
03-10-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By k0guz

Third world?

We visited Medellin, Colombia, last July. For commuters, at most of the outlying Metro stations, there's free, attended bike parking. For the price of a ticket, about US $1.50. This is not a third...
03-10-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By pdlamb

Smart-aleck answer: get some Chain-L, use it...

Smart-aleck answer: get some Chain-L, use it once, and you'll never notice the smell of Prolink ever again.

One step towards serious answer: take the lube and some paper towels and ride the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,851
Posted By DaveSSS

Lots of misinformation above. Countersteering is...

Lots of misinformation above. Countersteering is turning the bars in the opposite direction of the turn. Notice that I said push on the right side to turn right. That means that the fork rotates...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,851
Posted By Seattle Forrest

If you have Di2 you don't have to counter steer.

If you have Di2 you don't have to counter steer.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,851
Posted By Cypress

That's countersteering.

That's countersteering.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,851
Posted By Cypress

I'm curious how you think they "force the bike...

I'm curious how you think they "force the bike over".
03-03-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 519
Posted By trailflow1

What chain ? did it come with a quick link ? ...

What chain ? did it come with a quick link ?

Do you have a chain pin removal tool ?

If a link is bent it would not be safe to use.

But if you have a chain pin removal tool, you can remove...
03-02-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,134
Posted By MarcusT

Too fresh to read the rules of the forum?

Too fresh to read the rules of the forum?
Forum: Foo
03-01-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,219
Posted By TakingMyTime

Also, rips and tears are only acceptable if they...

Also, rips and tears are only acceptable if they occurred during normal use.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,243
Posted By Psimet2001

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,243
Posted By tomato coupe

I would say that is not true. Rim brakes may work...

I would say that is not true. Rim brakes may work as well as disc in many conditions, but there are no conditions where they work better.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,243
Posted By Rides4Beer

Aesthetics are purely personal, but discs with...

Aesthetics are purely personal, but discs with integrated hoses look waaaaay better than rim brakes, imo. The discs/calipers become part of the system and look like they belong there, instead of rim...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,181
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​No, you're wrong about that. ;)

​​​​​​No, you're wrong about that. ;)
02-17-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,734
Posted By JohnDThompson

Height loss with age is a result of loss of...

Height loss with age is a result of loss of inter-vertebral space in the spinal column and kyphosis. Leg length doesn't change, so standover height will stay the same. A shorter torso can be...
02-16-20, 03:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 588
Posted By ooga-booga

riding up the coast to oceanside pier and back...

riding up the coast to oceanside pier and back from the mission bay area would yield 80 miles but you’d be dealing with torrey pines grade on the way back and that may be stiffer than you’d like to...
02-16-20, 03:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 588
Posted By ooga-booga

pacific beach, mission beach, mission bay, fiesta...

pacific beach, mission beach, mission bay, fiesta island length of mission valley and back, bike path to ocean beach, voltaire to nimitz. hit shelter island, harbor island and harbor drive all the...
02-15-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,938
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

The cops that go after the "real criminals" work...

The cops that go after the "real criminals" work in a department called Internal Affairs. ;)
02-15-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,256
Posted By Ballenxj

Shame on you Bike Forums!

You are obviously selling email addresses. :bang: Today I received this AD, which I will copy and paste here....
02-14-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,377
Posted By dwmckee

I'm not sure how you got that either out of a...

I'm not sure how you got that either out of a simple statement of consequential facts.
02-14-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,377
Posted By Koyote

I did not perceive dwmckee as suggesting that...

I did not perceive dwmckee as suggesting that “sick and dying people are less important than getting a bike.” In fact, I really don’t know how you got that from his post.
02-11-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By John Young

Back Pain and Cycling Exersises

I just wanted to share my experience with some back pain I had a short while back and I did a thread about it on here ...
02-07-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,848
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

This C&A sub is generally so positive that I...

This C&A sub is generally so positive that I forget the Rest of the Internet(tm) is just a click away.

Remember that while some of us have let our bellies or hips take over a larger fraction of...
02-04-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 862
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Google's apps/services are really good. They've...

Google's apps/services are really good. They've invested a great deal of work into them. It will be very expensive to build competitors.

In some cases, the lack of privacy is a "feature" that...
Forum: Foo
02-04-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,533
Posted By Hondo Gravel

I mean the battery that starts you’re...

I mean the battery that starts you’re conventional car. Not a cells for an electric car.
01-31-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I think the honey color would clash with the...

I think the honey color would clash with the pink/lavender. The late '80s saw fairly straight ahead and bold colors, unlike earlier in the decade and before that in the '70s. Metallic paints weren't...
Forum: Touring
01-31-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 9,513
Posted By john m flores

A similar phenomenon has happened in hiking. Back...

A similar phenomenon has happened in hiking. Back in the day, a framed pack loaded up with 30-40 pounds of gear was the norm. But there have been advancements in gear, making tents, bags, kitchen,...
01-28-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,210
Posted By cyccommute

How many tours have you do, strong guy? Yea, I...

How many tours have you do, strong guy? Yea, I have gears that make it so that I can ride up hills carrying a load. I don't have a superlight bike with some one following along behind me carrying my...
01-28-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,210
Posted By cyccommute

Okay, let's look at your scenario. Most people...

Okay, let's look at your scenario. Most people would find doing a mile, then two, then later on 5, etc. to be highly frustrating. They would struggle for maybe the first time and, perhaps, the...
01-28-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,210
Posted By cyccommute

I doubt that a bottom bracket is needed,...

I doubt that a bottom bracket is needed, especially if the crank is the one that was linked to by RayLee. It has the same arm profile as the OEM crank. It's not even that hard of a swap to make at...
01-28-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,210
Posted By cyccommute

By all means, ride. But don't be afraid to change...

By all means, ride. But don't be afraid to change equipment to make it so that you can ride more just because some yahoo on the Internet tells you that low gears are for sissys. I assure you that...
01-28-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,210
Posted By cyccommute

:roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2:Never trained for a...

:roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2:Never trained for a ride that is challenging? :roflmao2: That's a good one! Look at my signature. Is this one (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/1283838) enough to meet...
01-27-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,210
Posted By HTupolev

That may have been what you meant to say, but...

That may have been what you meant to say, but what you actually wrote was:


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01-22-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 696
Posted By DrIsotope

Just think-- Michelin has been working on the...

Just think-- Michelin has been working on the "tweel" since at least 2005 (probably well before) and it's still only suitable for low speed, high load operations like tractors (or lunar rovers.)
...
01-22-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 696
Posted By ThermionicScott

Remember that the Bridgestone Ecopia is a car...

Remember that the Bridgestone Ecopia is a car tire so it will have far more rolling resistance than the worst conventional bicycle tire you could think of.

Consider me unimpressed. ;)
01-21-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,730
Posted By subgrade

For every kind of (real world) surface, tire and...

For every kind of (real world) surface, tire and bike+rider weight there is a sweet spot for tire pressure. Going higher makes the tire bounce on every small irregularity and thus slow you down,...
01-19-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,019
Posted By tdilf

OPEN U.P. or OPEN U.P.P.E.R.

OPEN U.P. or OPEN U.P.P.E.R.
01-16-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By dsbrantjr

Finish off the wrap with self-fusing silicone...

Finish off the wrap with self-fusing silicone tape instead of electrical tape.
01-16-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By jbucky1

Cool Tips for wrapping bars

Anyone have any cool tips for wrapping bars?

here is mine.
#1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) When using stiff tape, wrap the bars without exposing the...
01-09-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Two meters doubles your savings to $0.68...

Two meters doubles your savings to $0.68 annually.

Any name brand housing (Shimano, SRAM, Campagnolo) plus those Alligator links will have the same PTFE lining which determines cable friction
...
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