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04-02-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 644
Posted By repechage

I would not buy another set so worn. As said...

I would not buy another set so worn.
As said earlier, impressive wear.

I would keep them around to stretch Kevlar bead tires with. Actually I am intending to make a rim into just that, cut a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,102
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Nobody was talking about covid in those threads...

Nobody was talking about covid in those threads either. To answer your question, it's maybe the same reason nobody complained about horses being slow until fast trains were an alternative. Go back...
03-28-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,668
Posted By scarlson

Such covid. It is real rough on everybody, but...

Such covid. It is real rough on everybody, but like that thing Lev Tolstoy said in Anna Karenina about unhappy families, every unhappy person in this pandemic is unhappy in their own way!! Although...
03-28-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,668
Posted By canklecat

Regarding the noggin stuff, that's a...

Regarding the noggin stuff, that's a multi-faceted issue. Especially forgetfulness, absent-mindedness, etc. It's not necessarily a symptom of some inevitable organic decline. It may be situational...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 768
Posted By sfrider

It makes the rim easier to manufacture and hence...

It makes the rim easier to manufacture and hence less expensive. Same as rims without brake tracks.

Aero is like weight, any one point of savings doesn't make any real difference, but it all adds...
03-25-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 924
Posted By caloso

It reduces the amount of time a cyclist is...

It reduces the amount of time a cyclist is stopped or trying to get back underway at an intersection, where they're most vulnerable to being rear-ended or right hooked by an inattentive driver. It's...
03-20-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,203
Posted By cudak888

I'm waiting on a Kalloy post to arrive for the...

I'm waiting on a Kalloy post to arrive for the third bike, but these three are otherwise done.

I've named them after three staff members - past and present - who've been influential leaders within...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,253
Posted By caloso

I will say that I feel a lot more optimistic now...

I will say that I feel a lot more optimistic now that my parents, in-laws, and wife have all gotten their 2 shots. Still, if I've waited a year, I can wait another couple weeks or months.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,253
Posted By caloso

When I get vaccinated. The only persons I've...

When I get vaccinated. The only persons I've ridden with in the last 12 months are my wife and kids. We've had some racing: local road and XC time trial series, plus some CX racing with CV-19...
03-15-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By caloso

Maybe it has to do with mounting the chainring on...

Maybe it has to do with mounting the chainring on the outside of the crank spider in order to clear the chainstay?
03-12-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 806
Posted By Rowan

I know this is a bit of a strange post, but... ...

I know this is a bit of a strange post, but...

Health of you rather the car is a priority for anyone to retain and use a driver's licence.

I have been familiarised with this for almost exactly...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,276
Posted By Darth Lefty

Easy answer: yes change it Medium answer:...

Easy answer: yes change it

Medium answer: get a chain checker

Long answer: oh man are you even ready for how hard we can nerd out about this
12-31-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,689
Posted By rhm

:lol: ...yeah... A couple years ago a friend of...

:lol: ...yeah... A couple years ago a friend of mine crashed snd didn't know why. He explained it in an email. He's a physicist and takes a methodical approach to problem solving.
Well, as i said,...
12-31-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,347
Posted By cudak888

It's a conspiracy between auto manufacturers and...

It's a conspiracy between auto manufacturers and drivers to subliminally insert cars into our psyche and contaminate our precious bodily fluids.

-Kurt
12-31-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,061
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I'm not sure that's even a proper bicycle wheel...

I'm not sure that's even a proper bicycle wheel hub cog. For one thing, it lacks any flange at all, which is why it has so few threads. For all I know, it's used on some kind of chain driven...
12-26-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,541
Posted By steine13

Just to close the loop: I put the hub back...

Just to close the loop:
I put the hub back together with the broken bolt and mounted it on the trainer.
This was to show the wifey that her old bike was on the road to recovery, which was well...
12-17-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By veganbikes

Yeah people love to use odd BCDs for whatever...

Yeah people love to use odd BCDs for whatever reason. Campy did it on their Triomphe and Victory gruppos with the 116 BCD, Sakae did it for Apex with 118. Shimano did it a bunch I have some whacky...
12-11-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,426
Posted By 3alarmer

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Forum: Foo
12-07-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,754
Posted By canklecat

As ​​​ThermionicScott noted, Crichton had a gift...

As ​​​ThermionicScott noted, Crichton had a gift for making sci-fi and techy thrillers seem plausible. Among acquaintances at parties, at work and other occasions, I've heard mentions of Crichton...
Forum: Foo
12-07-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,754
Posted By skidder

. . . . or crying like a baby. ;)

. . . . or crying like a baby. ;)
Forum: Foo
12-07-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,754
Posted By livedarklions

The Easy Mark's Manifesto. Oh, and big hard...

The Easy Mark's Manifesto.

Oh, and big hard pass on the 1 hour and eight minutes video. Didn't make it past the ukulele song at the beginning that seems to imply that 5G kills bees.
Forum: Foo
12-06-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,754
Posted By canklecat

Great book and movie. But Michael Crichton...

Great book and movie. But Michael Crichton deserves a little blame/credit for nudging gullible folks toward woo. Because of his credentials some folks assumed he was writing fact based journalism...
12-06-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,826
Posted By one4smoke

I hate it for y'all. :p

I hate it for y'all. :p
Forum: Foo
12-06-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,754
Posted By roundypndr

Yes, flashing red lights are to be avoided,...

Yes, flashing red lights are to be avoided, especially during those straining times when working on new viruses in a secret laboratory.


...
Forum: Foo
12-05-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,205
Posted By ahsposo

There's a newsflash...

There's a newsflash...
Forum: Foo
12-05-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,754
Posted By noisebeam

I'll just use this an an excuse to share some of...

I'll just use this an an excuse to share some of my images
...
12-05-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,003
Posted By canklecat

Lockdowns might not have been necessary if people...

Lockdowns might not have been necessary if people were more cooperative.

But instead of cooperating with a few basic precautions -- masks (where appropriate -- I don't wear a mask while riding,...
Forum: Foo
12-05-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,754
Posted By canklecat

That's silly. Gates didn't develop the 5G...

That's silly. Gates didn't develop the 5G coronavirus to get richer. He did it to turn us into pod people so he could pollinate us with his alien stamen. It's never about the money with these...
12-04-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,704
Posted By wgscott

I am thinking of promulgating anti-vax propaganda...

I am thinking of promulgating anti-vax propaganda so that me and my family can get vaccinated sooner.
Forum: Foo
12-04-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,754
Posted By genec

RF engineer here... OK I honestly have some...

RF engineer here... OK I honestly have some schools of thought about this...
ONE) by the time this sort of RF does you any harm, you'll have died of something else anyway... most likely heart...
12-01-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,323
Posted By Drillium Dude

^^^ I predict another happy customer in about 7...

^^^ I predict another happy customer in about 7 months :)

DD
11-29-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,762
Posted By mstateglfr

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11-29-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,058
Posted By walnutz

Update: finally got my wheels to complete my...

Update: finally got my wheels to complete my conversion . Pacenti Brevet rims and All-City hubs. WTB Horizon tires. Clearance is tight, but juuuust enough.
...
11-28-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,323
Posted By gugie

Now I'm worried some guy from Casati will be...

Now I'm worried some guy from Casati will be knocking at my door and telling me it's not personal, it's business.
11-27-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,323
Posted By Drillium Dude

For sure, because I'm going to roll up the...

For sure, because I'm going to roll up the receipt and tuck it into the DS handlebar end :)

DD
11-27-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,323
Posted By Drillium Dude

Visited Recycled Cycles today to tweak the RD...

Visited Recycled Cycles today to tweak the RD hanger (a new project is in the works). I left the bike for about an hour, so had to give my information and all that for the ticket. When I got home I...
11-27-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,515
Posted By DiabloScott

Posted just after Trump was elected in 2016......

Posted just after Trump was elected in 2016... he's probably not missing anything.
11-24-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,189
Posted By 79pmooney

I've been running a 44-17 on my winter/rain/city...

I've been running a 44-17 on my winter/rain/city commuter fix gear for 30 years. On my best fix gear I run either a 42 or 43 in front and 16, 17 or 18 in back. 42-17 for very long rides. Running a...
11-24-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,426
Posted By cuda2k

Velobase.com - moving severs, so might be a bump or two in the next few days

Spending the evening moving the site over to a new hosting account, so while the DNS resolves and database gets moved over, I've disabled the add/edit of most things and posted an announcement up top...
11-24-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,305
Posted By Iride01

Will this be another thread the OP does not...

Will this be another thread the OP does not participate in?
11-17-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,768
Posted By furiousferret

About a third of our population is not...

About a third of our population is not responsible enough for social media.... I have been on a gamer forum for 20 years and after that game died its turned into a racist, anti semitic, conspiracy...
Forum: Commuting
11-17-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,307
Posted By reconnaissance

That’s great advice. ...

That’s great advice.
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11-16-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,768
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Social media is for bikes and beer. Beyond that...

Social media is for bikes and beer. Beyond that lies madness.
Forum: Commuting
11-05-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,234
Posted By Helldorado

Crocs and Socks for winter rain commuting: an elegant solution.

I commute in the rain. A lot (I live in the Pacific Northwest of the USA - vary rainy in the winter). In years past I used traditional foot gear: enclosed cycling shoes (clip-less) with overboots of...
11-05-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,233
Posted By mack_turtle

if your bike has threaded holes for fenders and...

if your bike has threaded holes for fenders and racks that you never use, just bolt a spare cleat bolt in one of the unused holes. cinch it in there with a dab of Loctite 242 so you won't worry about...
10-29-20, 04:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,846
Posted By Trakhak

By the way, "murder" means to convert all color...

By the way, "murder" means to convert all color to black. The correct term for heedlessly desecrating a frame for fixie use is "drew."
10-27-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,058
Posted By walnutz

Building up Pacenti Brevets with...

Building up Pacenti Brevets with prowheelbuilder.com

Will update if anyone is interested.

After riding 650b for a while on my geared bike, I donít think I can ever go back to 700c.
10-27-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,846
Posted By Rolla

I like the "conversion proud" look of keeping the...

I like the "conversion proud" look of keeping the cable bits intact.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 32,790
Posted By noglider

I was in Information Technology for 34 years. I'm...

I was in Information Technology for 34 years. I'm back in college to finish the Computer Science degree I left undone over 30 years ago, and when I grow up, I'm going to be a school teacher.
10-17-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,329
Posted By wolfchild

Protein deficiency doesn't exist, I never heard...

Protein deficiency doesn't exist, I never heard of anybody developing health problems because of not eating enough protein. I blame the fitness industry especially the bodybuilding culture for...
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