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04-05-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,099
Posted By Spartacus713

I lost 60 pounds in a year, with cycling as my...

I lost 60 pounds in a year, with cycling as my only exercise. I rode about an hour a day, averaging probably a bit under 5 days a week.

However, I was also eating healthy at the same time. My...
04-05-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,268
Posted By guachi

Jersey pocket with screen facing out so my sweat...

Jersey pocket with screen facing out so my sweat doesn't turn the screen on. Kept in a plastic bag if rain is a possibility.
03-31-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,547
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Drummers are all about endurance and controlled...

Drummers are all about endurance and controlled substances. Charlie Watts easy.
03-31-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,028
Posted By indyfabz

Iím a lawyer and could arrive at my building...

Iím a lawyer and could arrive at my building shirtless if I wanted to, but Iím pretty sure Iíd have to put one on before entering the lobby. Not that I would ride shirtless to begin with.
03-24-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,763
Posted By Koyote

I am probably better-informed than you about...

I am probably better-informed than you about income and wealth distribution in the US, but that is beside the point. You seem to think that something should cost a certain amount just because you...
03-23-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,828
Posted By Outrider1

Since you're handy, may wish to peruse bikes...

Since you're handy, may wish to peruse bikes direct dot com. The bikes require minor assembly that intimidates some folks. Visit a local bike shop as well to compare/contrast.
03-23-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,181
Posted By The 2nd G

Like a lot of my fellow riders, I was involved in...

Like a lot of my fellow riders, I was involved in an accident. Car's fault. I suffered some injuries, including a concussion. Yes, I got back on the bike as soon as I could. Yes, was a bit more...
03-20-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,241
Posted By SurferRosa

How does she feel about taxidermy?

How does she feel about taxidermy?
03-16-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,167
Posted By malcala622

If the bike is built with Campagnolo, the cork...

If the bike is built with Campagnolo, the cork must be removed with a Campagnolo wine cork

...
03-03-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 722
Posted By bikemig

You did a phenomenal job. That bike is beautiful.

You did a phenomenal job. That bike is beautiful.
03-03-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 811
Posted By SurferRosa

For this bike ... Full overhaul. New cable...

For this bike ...

Full overhaul.
New cable and housing.
Reuse ball bearings where practical.
Newbaum's bar tape.
Cheap Michelin gumwalls.
03-03-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By tomato coupe

I think 410 is the seat stay length, and 460 is...

I think 410 is the seat stay length, and 460 is the seat tube.
03-03-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,947
Posted By 70sSanO

If you were around in the 60’s, and probably...

If you were around in the 60’s, and probably before, “the man” is not a compliment. The man is considered a synonym for the authority/government/police, as in a threat to one’s youthful lifestyle.
...
03-03-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,947
Posted By Brett A

I've always done all my own work with rare...

I've always done all my own work with rare exception when I need something major or unique.

I work on other people's bikes for extra income and enjoyment. And from what I see on those bikes, there...
03-03-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 638
Posted By Trakhak

Speaking as one of the many long-time bike store...

Speaking as one of the many long-time bike store employees posting here, who have installed many thousands of tubes over the decades and have extensive first-hand experience with the utterly trivial...
03-02-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,303
Posted By Dylansbob

Damn dog, you're rig is 17lbs and you're running...

Damn dog, you're rig is 17lbs and you're running 10lbs of tires/liners/tubes....
02-26-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 704
Posted By SurferRosa

They would look even better with the labels...

They would look even better with the labels centered on the valve stem.
02-25-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,511
Posted By 3alarmer

Advice on swap?

...given my own experience with that Suntour Blue Line derailleur, if it is undamaged and unbent, I would rank it far better in performance than the Campagnolo unit in your photo.
There are a couple...
02-22-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By HillRider

That's true but Tektro's OEM pads are pretty...

That's true but Tektro's OEM pads are pretty poor. Kool Stop's Salmon "Dura" pads are far better and should fit the Tektro pad holders.
02-21-21, 12:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,651
Posted By bikingshearer

Problem #1 is the shop letting that wheel go out...

Problem #1 is the shop letting that wheel go out the door in that condition. Use the right length of spokes or grind 'em down, but get those spokes flush with, or a thread or two shorter than, the...
02-20-21, 01:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,651
Posted By SurferRosa

Here's another good lesson to do the work...

Here's another good lesson to do the work yourself. Wheel building might sound hard, but it's not. Just use your upside down bicycle frame and follow Sheldon's wheel building page to a "t."

You...
02-17-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,651
Posted By niliraga

Implies there's at least 2 folks working there...

Implies there's at least 2 folks working there who aren't qualified to charge you $200 for a wheel build. Methinks 'tis time for a new LBS...
02-17-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By homelessjoe

parts

Do I have to join the 21 century now....sorry OP for posting antique technology......Ive spent this last year in lockdown rebuilding my fleet of 80s bikes......been working on my chain lines all...
02-17-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 711
Posted By Happy Feet

If those are cantilevers, check out V brakes,...

If those are cantilevers, check out V brakes, which will fit on the same mounts. Also check out compressionless brake cable housings. Those two things, plus good pads will greatly improve braking.
02-17-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 388
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

After dealing with the BB issue the OP should...

After dealing with the BB issue the OP should revisit the chain tension. We see fixed gear bikes with way too tight a chain quite often. It is pretty impressive in how much force a too tight chain...
02-16-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By Retro Grouch

Progressively tighter on all of the cogs or does...

Progressively tighter on all of the cogs or does it just seem too tight on the biggest one? If it's the latter, my guess is that a 1/4 turn on the low limit screw will fix it.
02-15-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 513
Posted By 70sSanO

You will need a Shimano road FD; mtb RD is fine. ...

You will need a Shimano road FD; mtb RD is fine.

John
02-15-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By Chombi1

At first, I did not like that Rustines molded...

At first, I did not like that Rustines molded their name on the hoods they sell, so I kind of ignored them for my builds, but I realized in the end that it is really great that a company like...
02-15-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,073
Posted By JoeTBM

I bought a bunch of these and give them out to...

I bought a bunch of these and give them out to the supporters and friends of our volunteer bike shop
...
02-15-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,073
Posted By Jmpierce

[QUOTE=Marcus_Ti;21898203]Paragon Machine Works...

[QUOTE=Marcus_Ti;21898203]Paragon Machine Works does it better and in Titanium: https://www.paragonmachineworks.com/accessories/bottle-openers.html

I bought one from Paragon, BT0002 - Titanium...
02-12-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,033
Posted By tiger1964

If I had a bike that I had done a 3300 mile ride...

If I had a bike that I had done a 3300 mile ride on, it would be "worth it" to me even if that meant gold plating the frame and a full Campy NR gruppo.
02-10-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,703
Posted By chaadster

Actual Dutch bikes are way out of the price...

Actual Dutch bikes are way out of the price range, but there are Dutch-style bikes, aka city bikes, which work. For example, the Breezer Downtown EX is pretty much ready to go shopping at $549 MSRP....
02-10-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,060
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah, they arent a popular shifting option. I...

Yeah, they arent a popular shifting option. I had them on my old gravel bike for a few years and loved em, but they were absolutely the quirky/unique option in every way. Out of all the hundreds...
Forum: Touring
02-09-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,032
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I can't speak for the OP, but I have three...

I can't speak for the OP, but I have three touring bikes.

A heavy duty one that will carry a heavier load than you could imagine with a Rohloff hub and S&S couplers. Great for an extended tour...
02-07-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,529
Posted By sbarner

Among the limitations of cheaper derailleurs is...

Among the limitations of cheaper derailleurs is in the pivots and strength. It is counter-intuitive, but stamped steel parts are usually less able to resist unusual bending stress than aluminum...
02-07-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1,031
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Posted By BillyD

Moisture - egregious insults - 1 month

Moisture - egregious insults - 1 month
02-06-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,321
Posted By rccardr

Set of teeny ignition wrenches purchased to work...

Set of teeny ignition wrenches purchased to work on my Kawasaki S2; bought a dial indicator at the same time for the same purpose but don’t use it as much as the 8 and 10mm ignition wrenches.
Have a...
02-06-21, 01:57 PM
02-05-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,547
Posted By cb400bill

Yes, it does.

Yes, it does.
02-05-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,492
Posted By iab

I don't know if it is unusual, but I have several...

I don't know if it is unusual, but I have several X-Acto knives throughout the house and work. Downstairs toolbox. Garage toolbox. Work-at-home desk. Pen cup next to this computer. Desk at work....
02-04-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,873
Posted By Thomas15

Most of us that do our own bike work by now have...

Most of us that do our own bike work by now have years worth of consumable supplies on hand. As we creep into spring, the supply chain will fill up and by mid summer the stores will be begging us to...
02-02-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,073
Posted By Mad Honk

I have too many to count. Just about every tool...

I have too many to count. Just about every tool in the tool box can open a beer. Here are a few: the campy dropout is over 35 years old and stays in my pocket every day, the surf board holds all the...
02-02-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,073
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

The headlight mount as bottle opener is new to me...

The headlight mount as bottle opener is new to me but Shimano SPD pedals are well known. I once used the door hinge of a Ford Fiesta on a very tough screw cap
Replies: 21
Views: 1,059
Posted By rccardr

So, this is where emotion, practicality and...

So, this is where emotion, practicality and remembrance kind of converge in a ven diagram sort of way.
If it were me, unless funds were of the utmost importance (e.g. to pay for a burial or to keep...
01-31-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,323
Posted By indyfabz

He wouldnít get the attention he needs there.

He wouldnít get the attention he needs there.
01-30-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,073
Posted By Sy Reene

I kinda like the King Cage version: ...

I kinda like the King Cage version:
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/553x900/bottle_lever_b4365fd8d3d871707e56349fa79fedce29451432.jpg
Then there's the easily accessible while...
01-30-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,073
Posted By JanMM

This Park tool lives near the mini-fridge in the...

This Park tool lives near the mini-fridge in the room next to the garage/bike workshop.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50891186106_61b09a897b_z.jpg
01-28-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,140
Posted By 63rickert

My wife has diplopia. She won’t be commenting so...

My wife has diplopia. She won’t be commenting so I will try.

You need to see the ophthalmologist ASAP. There is a good chance you have one of the common varieties and can be treated easily. There...
01-28-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,469
Posted By indyfabz

:roflmao2:When I was preparing to ride across the...

:roflmao2:When I was preparing to ride across the US back in the day my mom questioned why I would want to put myself through all that torture. More than 3 months later I rode to the front of the...
01-28-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,073
Posted By woodcraft

Only one in the bike area really, but daily carry...

Only one in the bike area really, but daily carry swiss army knife and Gerber multitool, and I have one of those bike shaped keychain bits that I only

now realized is a bottle opener.

...
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