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Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 13,844
Posted By Seattle Forrest

That shirt is $125. I don't understand why.

That shirt is $125.

I don't understand why.
08-05-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,035
Posted By Reflector Guy

Your fix has my 100% approval. He reminds me of...

Your fix has my 100% approval. He reminds me of the smarmy kid in school who was always the teacher's pet while also running some sort of scam on the side which benefited only him.
08-02-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,249
Posted By Wileyrat

I spent my first 40 yrs in Seattle, and somehow I...

I spent my first 40 yrs in Seattle, and somehow I managed to never end up in a ditch because of wet or muddy wheels and brakes.

You ride in that environment, you learn how to avoid that problem....
Forum: Touring
08-02-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,060
Posted By saddlesores

the red ones, naturally!

the red ones, naturally!
07-31-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 820
Posted By c_m_shooter

Those things are just going to get more trails...

Those things are just going to get more trails closed off. I'm fine with pedal assist for commuters, but they should be registered and plated as mopeds.
07-30-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 358
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Yeah, I see this all the time around here. ...

Yeah, I see this all the time around here.

It's funny how drivers will stay behind a tractor going 15 mph for MILES, and just pile up, without even trying to pass.

Those same drivers will bomb...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,068
Posted By seypat

That'll be smoking hot! As my wife would say,...

That'll be smoking hot! As my wife would say, "classy with a K."
07-29-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,742
Posted By 79pmooney

An odd coincidence - July 14th the order was put...

An odd coincidence - July 14th the order was put out that hospitals were to report new cases to HHS, not CDC. The graph of new cases has been flat since July 16th (roughly when the new hospital...
07-29-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,482
Posted By cyccommute

They aren't hard to use but they are a single...

They aren't hard to use but they are a single shot. Plan your flats accordingly. Whether you bring a pump depends on how far you want to walk. I only use them for times when I get a flat at night...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 12:27 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 13,844
Posted By sunburst

I am so frugal that it embarasses me to be seen...

I am so frugal that it embarasses me to be seen in an expensive car, even as a passenger. It just goes against who I am. Anyway, my son stopped in the SF Rapha store one day and I was telling the guy...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 13,844
Posted By Fox Farm

Ok, I'll jump into this pissing contest. I do...

Ok, I'll jump into this pissing contest. I do own some Rapha stuff, Cargo Bib tights, Bib knickers in winter weight, bib shorts, wind front jersey short sleeve and long sleeve, base layer and a few...
07-24-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 7,028
Posted By Happy Feet

I wish we could get back to discussing ways of...

I wish we could get back to discussing ways of determining whether wheel size effects speed rather than whether JH is a scientist because, at the end of the day, we are just talking about him and not...
07-23-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,862
Posted By bmcer

I'm no straight arrow. I have indulged in just...

I'm no straight arrow. I have indulged in just about every vice the OP mentions at one time or another in my life. But the bike has always been a constant for me. It kept me sane (sorta), it...
07-23-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 7,028
Posted By Happy Feet

I have considered this question over the years,...

I have considered this question over the years, as I like the 26" platform but, in real world application, do find 700c to roll faster. If only it weren't so.
What I think is that it goes beyond...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 13,844
Posted By Sy Reene

Why are N+1s added to the 'stable'? anyway... ...

Why are N+1s added to the 'stable'? anyway...
Rapha is obvious, though it's very well thought out stuff. I guess it's because of its obviousness that I haven't really bought any of their stuff. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 13,844
Posted By genejockey

The only issue I have with them is my reluctance...

The only issue I have with them is my reluctance to spend that much. I get uncomfortable spending over $40 for a jersey. Mind you, that limit was probably set in my mind 20 years ago and hasn't...
07-16-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,285
Posted By cudak888

I don't deny that this isn't a Schwinn, and that...

I don't deny that this isn't a Schwinn, and that the whole thing is a publicity stunt by Pacific Cycle, but I strongly disagree with this nostalgia rant on one specific point:

You're overlooking...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,471
Posted By locolobo13

Funny thing happened

Riding along the Western Canal in Tempe a young lady stopped me for help. She had a fish on the line that she had been trying to haul in. Don't know why but I stopped and started working it.

It...
07-15-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,350
Posted By Biker395

Think of it as sometimes deadly version of the...

Think of it as sometimes deadly version of the common cold.
07-15-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,585
Posted By DrIsotope

It's a bicycle when it's sitting still (it...

It's a bicycle when it's sitting still (it fulfills the definition) but not once it starts moving, 'cause he ain't pedaling. What it is is a very cool exercise in mechanics, but has little or nothing...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,471
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1000: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1000:

Milestone day! The big 1000. I've now commuted by bicycle without driving 1000 work days in a row. The last time I drove was February 10th, 2016.
...
Forum: Foo
07-12-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 939
Posted By skijor

Add it up, component by component. duh. ...

Add it up, component by component. duh.
https://weightweenies.starbike.com/listings.php

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHapDS2fcFE
07-10-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,528
Posted By freeranger

I seem to be going in the "other" direction. As I...

I seem to be going in the "other" direction. As I age, the more I'm appreciating having a range of gears from which to choose. Hats off to those who can ride with minimal gears tho!
07-10-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,528
Posted By PoorInRichfield

While a single speed "rigid" frame won't quite...

While a single speed "rigid" frame won't quite work for me, at the age of 46 I decided to trim my heard of bicycles down from 7 to 2. I now have 1 endurance bike (2020 Trek Domane SL7 Disc) and 1...
07-09-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,590
Posted By Beachgrad05

I don't typically ride in middle of road. I...

I don't typically ride in middle of road. I appreciate your concern. I was likely trying in this instance to not ride in the steeper inner section as I was rather tired on my first ride up GMR to the...
07-09-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 659
Posted By mstateglfr

SoL- thank you for posting this! What a great...

SoL- thank you for posting this! What a great article from a technical perspective. So many details that just arent readily available when it comes to currently designed bikes.
I didnt know the...
07-09-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,769
Posted By dsbrantjr

Phillips was designed to cam out BITD before...

Phillips was designed to cam out BITD before torque limiting drivers were common; they would cam out before breaking the fastener/stripping the threads.
07-08-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,508
Posted By bargo68

Don't be a p*ssy!!! ...

Don't be a p*ssy!!!
...
07-08-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,086
Posted By blacknbluebikes

No one has any concept what it takes to produce a...

No one has any concept what it takes to produce a billion doses of anything. Full stop, right there.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,731
Posted By 2cam16

No,because mine is always hanging off my...

No,because mine is always hanging off my ears/face for easy access. ;)
07-08-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,508
Posted By burnthesheep

Give it time. I borrowed my BIL's Trek 1100...

Give it time.

I borrowed my BIL's Trek 1100 to start out riding. Like only 10mi a time in the neighborhood. I thought I'd take it with me for work a few times that I had a week at a time down in...
07-07-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 13,025
Posted By livedarklions

It means "aluminum, carbon and titanium are...

It means "aluminum, carbon and titanium are really hard to rhyme.".

" Steel is teal" didn't catch on, however.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,020
Posted By Germanrazor

Holy Schnikes Batman! You look like a...

Holy Schnikes Batman! You look like a dilapidated bird house I once built while drunk!
07-07-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,590
Posted By Beachgrad05

Well...glad my non-quality rider self didn't go....

Well...glad my non-quality rider self didn't go. :innocent: I opted out due to concerns about heat and fact none of my friends wanted to join me. My best time to shack is almost 1:30. I've only...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,020
Posted By yarbrough462

One time, I went on a 2 hour solo MTB ride. When...

One time, I went on a 2 hour solo MTB ride. When I got home 6 hours later, my wife slapped the taste out of my mouth for not calling her because I was going to be so late. Does that count?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,020
Posted By Pirkaus

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dLjNzwEULG8

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dLjNzwEULG8
Forum: Commuting
07-03-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,924
Posted By Miele Man

1.5" smooth tread or slick tires makes a huge...

1.5" smooth tread or slick tires makes a huge difference in ease of riding and I find them a lot faster than 2" tires.

Cheers
Forum: Commuting
07-03-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,924
Posted By Darth Lefty

I’d go a size smaller on the tires, personally....

I’d go a size smaller on the tires, personally. My MTB doubles as my commuter so it wears 2.8 knobs but if I had a dedicated commuter again it’d have 1.5 ish tires
07-03-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,867
Posted By GlennR

There's still speed limits. I was heading...

There's still speed limits.

I was heading home through Bethpage State Park and the exit road from the parking lot is a nice down hill with a curve at the bottom. I was hammering it and when I came...
06-30-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
Posted By GeezyRider

You could also use a friction thumb shifter that...

You could also use a friction thumb shifter that costs less than $10.00 and would take up less real estate on the handlebar.
06-29-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,787
Posted By Slightspeed

On the bike I've been attacked by Canada geese...

On the bike I've been attacked by Canada geese from the ground. (Big mouth and teeth like "Jaws ") Also by a wild turkey. One day I was paced by a big egret around 25 yards off my right. He stopped...
06-18-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,660
Posted By user2

I Idaho stop if the intersection is empty. If...

I Idaho stop if the intersection is empty. If sight lines are excellent I will roll through at moderate speed.

If there are cars at the intersection I always try to behave like a vehicle and stop,...
06-18-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,081
Posted By AndrewJB

I used to dislike my bikes/wheels with the louder...

I used to dislike my bikes/wheels with the louder hubs. But, I now view louder hubs as a "safety feature"!
When I am approaching pedestrians, and other cyclists, if I pause my peddling, the hub...
06-17-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,497
Posted By base2

Aerobic capacity, raw strength, & a higher...

Aerobic capacity, raw strength, & a higher cadence than you are probably at right now (because most beginners have exceedingly low cadences consistant with walking.) Don't get me wrong, 50 or 60 rpm...
06-15-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,920
Posted By Russ Roth

Other day I was riding some fairly technical MTB...

Other day I was riding some fairly technical MTB trails for Long Island when I met up with a guy on an E-bike, seemed to really be enjoying himself. He was ahead of me till a series of 3 drop-offs...
06-10-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,149
Posted By gorillimo

I thought that too. But, they’re just fine. I...

I thought that too. But, they’re just fine. I actually find myself cleaning sections I couldn’t on my Specialized FSR!...
06-10-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,149
Posted By fietsbob

Ergon GR series grip/ bar ends the 2 shortest...

Ergon GR series grip/ bar ends the 2 shortest 3,4, .. 5 longest, with a hook..

broad grip surface better than a round one

...
06-10-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,149
Posted By chaadster

Uh, that's what stems on road bikes are always...

Uh, that's what stems on road bikes are always used for.

I do not agree there is any necessary difference in geometry for flat or drop bars. There is as much diversity in drop bar geometries as...
06-10-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,371
Posted By Rider_1

And yet, the article is about an insignificant...

And yet, the article is about an insignificant person who was placed in danger. No tinfoil required.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,921
Posted By alcjphil

One thing I have learned in almost 50 years as a...

One thing I have learned in almost 50 years as a cyclist: No matter how good my fitness, there is always someone who is stronger than me
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