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02-03-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By 3alarmer

...in my large California home city, there are no...

...in my large California home city, there are no commercial bike shops who will realign a fork.
The liability issues are such, that I'm pretty sure they got rid of the alignment jigs they might...
01-21-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,972
Posted By bikeaddiction1

As a cyclist and motorcyclist I have had many of...

As a cyclist and motorcyclist I have had many of the same thoughts shown in this video. The biggest danger to me is someone who doesn't really cycle much because it is too hard or takes too long,...
01-18-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 978
Posted By FBOATSB

That would be illegal in Indiana I can be 99%...

That would be illegal in Indiana I can be 99% sure of.
01-16-21, 04:46 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,649
Posted By Clyde1820

Good way to get killed. He'll get nailed, at some...

Good way to get killed. He'll get nailed, at some point. Probably inevitable.

One would think there's limited demand for going the double-hip replacement route, with titanium skull plate...
12-26-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,102
Posted By dayles

The fork is original

I know this is an ancient thread. But, I worked at the Miele factory and this model came down the line with those forks. There were many models that came down that assembly line that were not...
10-31-20, 01:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,373
Posted By dabac

Iíve walked my mtb through some pretty deep...

Iíve walked my mtb through some pretty deep waters on occasion. Wheels fully submerged. They stayed resolutely in contact with the bottom. 26x2Ē
My brotherís Fat Bike didnít even get the hubs wet.
Forum: Touring
10-21-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,808
Posted By imi

Heck yeah! 😊 Youíre out there doing it!

Heck yeah! 😊 Youíre out there doing it!
Forum: Touring
10-14-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,276
Posted By phughes

I like comfort too. I can lie under the hammock...

I like comfort too. I can lie under the hammock in the rain, sit under it and watch the world go by, or even fix coffee, or lie inside as well. I have a huge rain tarp over the hammock. I liked the...
10-13-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By dsbrantjr

That is about my preferred tightness, "race...

That is about my preferred tightness, "race tight"; in case of a spill or crash the bar can move to minimize the chance of damage or injury, but will stay put under normal use. Same with brake and...
10-12-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,035
Posted By 70sSanO

In thinking about this thread... OP rides...

In thinking about this thread...

OP rides over 11,000 miles without a single post or even joining BF.

Has an issue with his carbon wheelset that is not resolved and decides it's time to get...
Forum: Touring
09-16-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By Summerof71

With respect. Iím a seasoned touring cyclist, and...

With respect. Iím a seasoned touring cyclist, and this question is correctly posted here. Peopleís opinions and experiences are being asked. Therefore please think again before offering an obviously...
09-14-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 910
Posted By bikemig

Silva’s are famous for sometimes exploding. The...

Silva’s are famous for sometimes exploding. The zefal will not. It can also pump to higher pressure. I like them both but the zefal is IMO the better pump.
09-13-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 841
Posted By woodcraft

You're out with your clincher-riding group, and...

You're out with your clincher-riding group, and someone slashes their tire on a broken bottle.

After chiding their carelessness, you give them your spare tubular which they put on and ride home.
...
09-10-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,617
Posted By SuperLJ

Mrs. Peel from The Avengers was my first...

Mrs. Peel from The Avengers was my first celebrity crush when I was just a kid. Sorry to hear of her passing. RIP Dame Diana

For those of you who arenít familiar, hereís a great video:
...
09-10-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,617
Posted By repechage

That is sad i liked that show as a kid and...

That is sad

i liked that show as a kid
and she drove an Elan.

they did not use John Steedís car very often
a Bentley Le Mans car.
09-10-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,617
Posted By davester

Emma Peel rides into eternity

I know this should probably go in "celebrities on bikes" but Diana Rigg passed away today...
...
09-10-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 613
Posted By robertj298

Maybe because there was only one Dura Ace AX...

Maybe because there was only one Dura Ace AX rear derailleur AX 7300
09-10-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,760
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Maybe if you drank the Shimano Kool Aid after the...

Maybe if you drank the Shimano Kool Aid after the early 1990s when their 30T ring and 27T cog set were considered the WAY and came on so many road bikes. But some of us older guys were running 24 or...
09-09-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By ofajen

Change the setting under User Control Panel ->...

Change the setting under User Control Panel -> Edit Options -> Default Thread Subscription Mode to No Notifications.
09-09-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,135
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Ignore list made.

Ignore list made.
09-09-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,135
Posted By 70sSanO

I apologize if my terminology is not technically...

I apologize if my terminology is not technically correct, I gladly accept being called out on any of it, as I don't really give a ... It is merely based on my riding and not on any research or...
08-20-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By pdlamb

9 speed was from the halcyon days when Campy and...

9 speed was from the halcyon days when Campy and Shimano cassettes were close enough to be interchangeable. I'm running a Campagnolo shifter and (long cage) derailer with Shimano 11-34 cassette and...
08-18-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,632
Posted By markjenn

These sorts of discussions tend to be co-opted by...

These sorts of discussions tend to be co-opted by the DIY'ers to evangelize investing in tools and learning to fix bikes yourself. Which is fine, if it's something you have interest in, but the...
08-18-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,730
Posted By noisebeam

Responsibility?. I think you've missed the point....

Responsibility?. I think you've missed the point. It is about courtesy and efficiency, but I can see how those may not be of interest to others.

When it comes to hand signals and more broadly...
08-17-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,730
Posted By AlmostTrick

Often that makes sense. If there is someone...

Often that makes sense. If there is someone waiting to pull out and my signaling would allow them to safely do so, I will do it as a courtesy. Otherwise they have to wait, only to say "Nice signal...
08-09-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14,233
Views: 3,144,093
Posted By Korina

So this happened. I really should stop looking at...

So this happened. I really should stop looking at CraigsList. An '84(?) Stumpy, all original parts, including the Jim Blackburn rear rack. Brakes need work, a touch of surface rust here and there,...
08-09-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 9,459
Posted By genejockey

The same ones that existed before cell phones. ...

The same ones that existed before cell phones. Flag down a passing motorist or other cyclist. Walk to where there's service, or other help.

This is one reason why some of the other posters have...
08-08-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,655
Posted By flangehead

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,789
Posted By Bah Humbug

I don't know about "human nature", but it's...

I don't know about "human nature", but it's definitely jackass nature. A good group run has the fastest people juuuuust barely dragging the others faster than they would otherwise. There are guys I...
07-30-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By Retro Grouch

For what it's worth, I kind of like the faded...

For what it's worth, I kind of like the faded "ghost" version better.
07-27-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,345
Posted By AlmostTrick

From the back pedal reflectors absolutely work....

From the back pedal reflectors absolutely work. The opposing up and down movement identifies it as a person pedaling a bike, not something that may be going the same speed as the motorists. The nice...
07-24-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,765
Posted By Happy Feet

IMO, it is even more of a beautiful thing when...

IMO, it is even more of a beautiful thing when you choose a bicycle platform you can repair and maintain yourself. True, most still need to purchase a bike; but to be able to go forward from that...
07-23-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,987
Posted By trailangel

Lots of BS here. Every car is a loaded weapon....

Lots of BS here. Every car is a loaded weapon. Any door on any car can open at any time. OP gives fixie couriers the bad rap they deserve when riding faster than traffic, coming up on cars and...
07-23-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,765
Posted By wolfchild

I never smoked anything or did any drugs...but...

I never smoked anything or did any drugs...but having a beer at the end of a hard day or after a bike ride is a beautiful thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 12,826
Posted By Bah Humbug

The OP and several others have been grinding this...

The OP and several others have been grinding this axe for a week or two now, and are specifically talking about intentionally grabbing a strangerís wheel to go faster than they could otherwise.
07-23-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,987
Posted By livedarklions

Dooring is actually a low-probability event so I...

Dooring is actually a low-probability event so I take anyone's "this has been foolproof for me" claims with about a zillion grains of salt. The vast majority of us will never get doored in our...
07-23-20, 02:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,395
Posted By Kabuki12

My take on MUP’s is that they are for everything...

My take on MUP’s is that they are for everything but bikes! I gave up on them a while ago. It looks like where you are they are great, but here in Southern California it is for moms with strollers...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 12,826
Posted By genejockey

Racial slurs are generally used by people in...

Racial slurs are generally used by people in positions of greater power and privilege to put people of lesser privilege 'in their place'. It's the same privileged thinking when someone assumes that...
07-21-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,998
Posted By indyfabz

1. You are wearing helmets after being involved...

1. You are wearing helmets after being involved in head crashes while wearing them?

2. He cited a study that involves makes that include high(er) end models. Guess which types of helmets are more...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,513
Posted By Indigo82

I totally support your idea to use vintage mtb...

I totally support your idea to use vintage mtb for commuting. I did the same with mine. Originally this bike was bought by our whole family after train ride to the capital city in 1994 when I was 12...
07-19-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,380
Posted By grizzly59

Back in the mid-80's I serviced a rear hub in a...

Back in the mid-80's I serviced a rear hub in a Rockhopper (straight up Deore) with CENEX wheel bearing grease. Stuff was brownish and the tub said it was good for disk brake wheel bearings. I just...
07-18-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,957
Posted By 79pmooney

If your bike can carry it, seriously consider a...

If your bike can carry it, seriously consider a traditional frame pump rather than a mini pump. Good frame pumps will give you full road pressure in 100 strokes or less. The French Zephal HPX is as...
07-18-20, 03:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,113
Posted By polyphrast

On the Lezyne Webpage (lezyne.com) is a separate...

On the Lezyne Webpage (lezyne.com) is a separate category called "stvzo" (--> Electronics --> LED lights --> StVZO). There are hardly any StVZO compliant beam patterns with 1000 lumens, unless it is...
07-17-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,042
Posted By cccorlew

I'm shocked at the roundabout love here. I always...

I'm shocked at the roundabout love here. I always think of them as cyclist elimination zones. I hate them when I'm in a car, but REALLY hate them when I'm on a bike.
07-16-20, 02:56 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,744
Posted By holytrousers

That's why every cyclist should learn Vehicular...

That's why every cyclist should learn Vehicular Cycling : the road is ours and such situations will always happen. Bike lanes are a convenience for cyclists, and should not be used when they are not...
07-15-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,408
Posted By livedarklions

Cute, but damn wrong. I'm arguing this because I...

Cute, but damn wrong. I'm arguing this because I damn near hit a kid who was bicycling on a MUP because his dad had blinded me with his stupid strobe. It literally made the kid who was riding...
07-11-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By rccardr

Couple pics to help out: Left shifter parts in...

Couple pics to help out:
Left shifter parts in order of installation
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1921x760/img_3307_bbdd5915a1f8ac01edebfb461cb2d0cfd1052f69.jpg
This is...
07-10-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,432
Posted By rydabent

If they are fogging up your glasses, they are...

If they are fogging up your glasses, they are leaking air and that makes that mask totally useless!!!!
07-10-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,464
Posted By pdlamb

You almost have to try both and see which one...

You almost have to try both and see which one works best for you.

Sunsleeves do OK for me up to mid-80s at home, perhaps 90F or so in low humidity (<25%). I've never had problems with sweat...
07-10-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,594
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

This thread is why you don't turn to forums like...

This thread is why you don't turn to forums like this. Basically the three standard responses for everything is;

1. You are screwed and got screwed, this thing is a death trap caused by a massive...
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