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Forum: Touring
07-11-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,521
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yeah, but plenty of "clean-living" people don't...

Yeah, but plenty of "clean-living" people don't make it to 82. After a while, you've gotta die of something. ;)
Replies: 7
Views: 944
Posted By Chris Pringle

In 2015 I completed the entire Super Randonneur...

In 2015 I completed the entire Super Randonneur series in a touring bike similar to the 26" Disc Trucker. I took the same bike to the 2015 PBP and finished. Although mine is a touring frameset, my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 869
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I used to get to the top of a hill and have my...

I used to get to the top of a hill and have my finger on the shifter, half pressed, ready to go the instant I reached the crest. If you think about it, there's no actual reason to do that, it's not...
07-09-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,293
Posted By badger1

It's not the bike. You are riding a 'road bike',...

It's not the bike. You are riding a 'road bike', no less so than is your husband. Yours just happens to have flat bars w/bar ends, and 32mm tires. Changing the tires to something else might, as...
07-09-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,293
Posted By velojym

:tandem:

:tandem:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,160
Posted By MSchott

I went from steel to Specializedís 10r carbon. My...

I went from steel to Specializedís 10r carbon. My take is the carbon smooths irregularities and smaller bumps but sharp edged potholes are much harsher. Reducing tire pressure by 10-15 PSI had the...
07-09-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,966
Posted By livedarklions

So what was he like? Did he bring you candy?

So what was he like? Did he bring you candy?
07-09-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,847
Posted By Junkbeast

lol chariot of choice. And yes I'm fully...

lol chariot of choice.

And yes I'm fully aware of the demise of Australian cars manufacturing; what a waste. "The last of the V8 Interceptors!"

I'd take the Polish Bogan bike and put a...
07-09-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 457,001
Posted By camjr

Here are a few current shots of my 1976...

Here are a few current shots of my 1976 Motobecane Grand Touring. Purchased new by my father. This thing rides beautifully. Suntour V-GT Luxe derailleurs and shifters, SR crankset, Pivo stem and...
07-09-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,199
Posted By mstateglfr

Funny- my 8yo and I used spray.bike on a 24" MTB...

Funny- my 8yo and I used spray.bike on a 24" MTB frame that she helped me build up earlier this spring and she chose the same shade blue. The only thing original on it is the heavy 3x crank. Double...
07-08-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,199
Posted By RyanAK

Also... this has been getting built to keep me...

Also... this has been getting built to keep me rolling until the NFE can be built. Spencer and I are having a ton of fun rebuilding my old college bike.
...
07-08-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,847
Posted By chief9245

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I'm partial to the Bombtrack Hook EXT-C, mainly because I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 12:55 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 39,479
Posted By Drillium Dude

Almost 12 months have gone by since I...

Almost 12 months have gone by since I matt-cleared this mid-80s Casati frameset after having some brazing work done. I left it paint-free because the joinery deets are beautiful. The finish is...
07-07-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 599
Posted By veganbikes

I am all for measuring by hand for some of the...

I am all for measuring by hand for some of the odd older stuff but QBP has a great spoke length calculator and Surly and All City are both QBP brands and so far everything has been accurate for me. I...
07-07-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 457,001
Posted By chief9245

I resent that. I'm not old...for a tree 2019...

I resent that. I'm not old...for a tree

2019 Bombtrack Hook EXT-C
2017 Bombtrack Hook Arise 2
2017 Argon 18 Krypton Xroad
...
07-07-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,926
Posted By PDKL45

No 1x SLR 0?! Maybe they'll release it in other...

No 1x SLR 0?! Maybe they'll release it in other markets, but Oz was the original home of the SLR 0 model.

Edit: Actually, from what I can see, they're rolling out the 2020 models gradually, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,111
Posted By road292

What amazes me is that Shimano, with all its...

What amazes me is that Shimano, with all its market dominance, doesn't require at least the major manufacturers (Trek, Cannondale, etc.) to use an entire, consistent groupset (perhaps minus the...
07-07-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,588
Posted By iowa mark

The trail is a nice easy paved few miles along...

The trail is a nice easy paved few miles along the local river and through a few parks that I've taken several times. The issue, I guess is the loss of one more thing in my life that shouldn't matter...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,111
Posted By asgelle

Thanks for telling me what I should or shouldn't...

Thanks for telling me what I should or shouldn't be worried about. Now, what should I have for dinner?
07-07-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,174
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Life with TWO bike racks and a memorable bike...

Life with TWO bike racks and a memorable bike ride! ;) A good ride and a great destination makes the hassle worthwhile.


Family car (1986 German spec Corolla) loaded up during 1,000 km r/t...
07-06-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,966
Posted By jamesdak

It's never a simple matter of weight alone, LOL! ...

It's never a simple matter of weight alone, LOL! Too many other factors figure in. Today was a prime example. I took out the old SL tubed Ribble bike. It weighs 19 lbs, 7 ozs and has on some 40mm...
07-06-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,966
Posted By livedarklions

Right, there's a lot of things that are going to...

Right, there's a lot of things that are going to matter more than minor differences in the weight of bikes, including the weight of some of the stuff we carry. I've seen posters on the forum...
07-06-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,605
Views: 381,974
Posted By CarloM

FX S6 was lonely. So I got her company. Courtesy...

FX S6 was lonely. So I got her company. Courtesy of my LBSís 4th of July sale.
...
07-05-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,405
Posted By JW Fas

Please Share This When I'm Killed By Someone Driving A Car

This video was too good not to share. It hits close to home for all of us.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQO4Dnlwcg0
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 39,479
Posted By puma1552

If you want a pro tip on keeping the white bar...

If you want a pro tip on keeping the white bar tape clean, use Westley's (well, now Black Magic) Bleche White. It's available at any auto parts store, and it's made for white wall/white letter tires....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 39,479
Posted By seau grateau

If you're going to make custom decals, make them...

If you're going to make custom decals, make them something cool and meaningful to you. Not bodged manufacturer logos.
07-04-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7,399
Views: 2,164,798
Posted By vader957

2019 Giant fastroad SL3 --My new addiction, rides...

2019 Giant fastroad SL3 --My new addiction, rides like a dream!
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Rain...
07-04-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,517
Posted By Lemond1985

I dunno, I just like to keep drivers happy, when...

I dunno, I just like to keep drivers happy, when I can. Personality flaw I guess, evolution should have weeded me out. ;)

Seriously though, I make it habit not to make enemies of people who could...
Forum: Commuting
07-04-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,098
Posted By trailmix

Here is a pic after a typical grocery run....

Here is a pic after a typical grocery run. Rubbermaid totes are full plus paper towels and diapers. I have some larger totes as well and they are stackable but I rarely need that much capacity....
07-04-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 457,001
Posted By bikemig

Early 70s Motobecane Grand Record

I just finished rebuilding an early 70s Motobecane Grand Record and took it out on a 30 mile ride. The bike rides great. I like the gearing with a TA cyclotourist crank (46/36 rings), campagnolo...
07-03-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,932
Posted By gus6464

Came in today. The color looks so awesome with a...

Came in today. The color looks so awesome with a glittery finish on it. Paint shouldn't be this nice on a $600 frame. I will weigh the frame once I take it fully out of the box when it's ready to be...
07-03-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,019
Posted By Aahzz

I am officially OFF INSULIN!!!!

Between my minimum 6 days per week biking schedule and eating Keto, I need to celebrate :). Just got back from the doc's office. Down 31.1 pounds and am off of insulin. Still got a way to go, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,244,630
Posted By gios

Same bike coming up on 3 decades - a Compact Pro....

Same bike coming up on 3 decades - a Compact Pro.

http://i.imgur.com/vonZBVx.jpg?1
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 39,479
Posted By cycledogg

Marilyn certainly looks interested.

Marilyn certainly looks interested.
07-02-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,255
Posted By livedarklions

What's the best helmet lube?

What's the best helmet lube?
07-01-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,512
Posted By Rje58

I understand the issues involved with kickstands...

I understand the issues involved with kickstands on bikes set up for touring with panniers or for trail use on mountain bikes. But I have two hybrid bikes, both equipped with racks and rack bags, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 39,479
Posted By kansukee

Made a few changes...different saddle since I...

Made a few changes...different saddle since I happened to have this one and initially the other saddle was fine but only until the 30 mile mark and this one has been much better, Ambrosio polished...
07-01-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,512
Posted By Miele Man

I like the rear chainstay/seatstay type of...

I like the rear chainstay/seatstay type of kickstand. I use mine in conjunction with a velcro strap to hold the front brake lever. There are many places where I've stopped and will stop in the...
06-30-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 457,001
Posted By mrt2you

my recent purchase

just picked this up a couple of days ago. 2014 specialized roubaix expert 11 speed DI2 shifting, disc...
06-30-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7,399
Views: 2,164,798
Posted By hokiefyd

I've been riding my late-'60s "hybrid" lately,...

I've been riding my late-'60s "hybrid" lately, Peugeot UO-18 mixte. I've converted it to 622mm wheels (700c) with 35mm tires and have more modern drivetrain components on it that still match the...
06-30-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 457,001
Posted By ChrisWagner

My latest addition. On a brake bedding run. ...

My latest addition. On a brake bedding run.

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06-30-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By sdmc530

Clyde's NBD!

Always wanted a carbon road bike and always wanting an Argon 18, fell in love with them a few years back buying wasn't an option because of the price tag I decided to do a project.

Argon 18...
06-30-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,809
Posted By wgscott

It is hubris, rather than cheapness, that is (one...

It is hubris, rather than cheapness, that is (one of many) of my fatal flaws.
06-29-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,512
Posted By gnappi

I've NEVER had a bike get knocked over with a...

I've NEVER had a bike get knocked over with a kickstand but from leaning? Many times. Even a stiff breeze will do it. Not me, but as usual YMMV.
06-29-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,512
Posted By wobrien

Yes, and I am a fan.

Yes, and I am a fan.
06-28-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,512
Posted By cyccommute

Itís the Devilís Slide Twin trestles on Rollins...

Itís the Devilís Slide Twin trestles on Rollins Pass. (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/267198) Itís an old railroad so the grade is fairly flat but the road bed is pretty rough. You might be able to...
06-28-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,512
Posted By Aahzz

I love my kickstand. Would really dislike not...

I love my kickstand. Would really dislike not having one.
06-28-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 457,001
Posted By Skullo

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Rivendell Appaloosa
06-28-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,512
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

My buddy with whom I did a long tour last year...

My buddy with whom I did a long tour last year said the only upgrade he would make to his bike for the next tour was to add a kickstand.
06-27-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,863
Posted By DrIsotope

The Vee Apache Fattyslick...

The Vee Apache Fattyslick (https://www.veetireco.com/fat-tire/apache-fattyslick/). Probably not entirely practical, but really cool. According to the rolling resistance site, the Schwalbe Jumbo Jim...
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