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04-15-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 261
Posted By UCantTouchThis

I Love Riding at Night

Last night was another wonderful night. I worried it would be cold but as they say, it's not bad weather, it's bad equipment. I headed out and a few miles later, it was nice and the little chill I...
04-12-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By UCantTouchThis

I have a couple of these, one for each roadie....

I have a couple of these, one for each roadie. Mounts really well.

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04-12-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 485
Posted By SalsaShark

I do this exact thing on my 520. FD shifts on the...

I do this exact thing on my 520. FD shifts on the downtube, RD shifts on the barend. Barend mirror on the left side. I love the setup, and the FD shifts like a dream on the downtube. Doesn't look...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 389
Posted By Marylander

I like the SKS longboards. They mount very...

I like the SKS longboards. They mount very solidly and keep just about everything off of you and the bike.
04-09-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 801
Posted By Kapusta

There is a bit of discussion here about sole...

There is a bit of discussion here about sole stiffness. One needs to be specific what you are talking about and what PART of the sole you are talking about.

Yes, some hiking shoes have a stiff...
04-08-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By The Chemist

Happy 10th Birthday to the best bike I've ever owned!

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'Big Red', my 2011 Giant FCR3500, just turned 10! It has been my trusty steed...
04-06-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 512
Posted By Joearch

Good Samaritan

Out for a ride this morning and 5 miles into the ride my rear tire went flat. Pulled off to the side of the Ballona Channel bike path and got started on the repair. I had the rear wheel off and had...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By Rage

I actually have two mountain bike commuters atm,...

I actually have two mountain bike commuters atm, one is set up with slicks and the other is running knobbies.
Nice to be able to go back and forth.
Forum: Commuting
04-01-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By cyccommute

All of these have been used for commuting just as...

All of these have been used for commuting just as you see them. Almost all of the pictures were taken while commuting.

Dean, summer.
...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By mcours2006

Any bike could be used as a commuter. People...

Any bike could be used as a commuter. People commute on road bikes, mountain bikes, hybrids, fixies, fatties, and ebikes. It depends on the conditions and distance you are commuting. Personally, if...
04-01-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By alo

Seat cover using truck tube

I have large bones, and need a large seat/saddle. Regular seats are too uncomfortable for me. Just after buying my bike, I bought a long seat post and a large seat. After a few years, the top of the...
03-30-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,249
Posted By mdarnton

I signal. I wish cars had some mechanism they...

I signal. I wish cars had some mechanism they could use to signal, but I guess they don't.
03-30-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,134
Posted By Phil_gretz

First off, every day riding is a positive...

First off, every day riding is a positive experience for me.

Among the notables, once I was slowly passed by a larger pickup on a single lane undulating country road. Climbing out of the saddle,...
03-30-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,134
Posted By Koyote

Having lived in rural USA for a long time, I...

Having lived in rural USA for a long time, I think such folks are just accustomed to helping each other. When you are way out in farm country, and your tractor is stuck in a field, you don't call...
03-27-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,388
Posted By GlennR

While not cheap they are no super expensive. Rudy...

While not cheap they are no super expensive. Rudy Project have a prescription insert so if your prescription changes you just replace he lenses in the insert.

I use the clear photochromatic which...
03-27-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,388
Posted By freeranger

You could get regular bifocal glasses that are...

You could get regular bifocal glasses that are "clear" on the top portion, with only the rx you need in the bifocal portion. Then use them with clip-ons that you can flip up or down as needed, for...
03-27-21, 04:59 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,539
Posted By indyfabz

Iíve been through the desert on a bike with no...

Iíve been through the desert on a bike with no name.
03-26-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,539
Posted By MarcusT

The name changes whether going uphill :mad: or...

The name changes whether going uphill :mad:
or downhill:love:
03-26-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 896
Posted By indyfabz

Whatís the best chainsaw chain lube?

Whatís the best chainsaw chain lube?
03-26-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By Iride01

Geez, thing have changed since I was a...

Geez, thing have changed since I was a kindergartener in Missouri. It was common then just to shoot the dog and not worry what the owner thought.
03-26-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 896
Posted By freeranger

"Cutting edge technology?"

"Cutting edge technology?"
03-26-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 896
Posted By Trevtassie

Sheesh, you want to add yet another Sunday...

Sheesh, you want to add yet another Sunday morning task? Sharpening the bike chain.
03-26-21, 04:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 896
Posted By GlennR

And you thought disc brakes were dangerous.

And you thought disc brakes were dangerous.
03-25-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 896
Posted By Retro Grouch

Think of the respect I'd get on my recumbent...

Think of the respect I'd get on my recumbent trike with the chainring sticking out at the very front!
03-25-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 896
Posted By Litespud

but think of the badass chain tattoos 👍

but think of the badass chain tattoos 👍
03-21-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By ZIPP2001

He's back for more fun !

Got a text during the week from my long time friend ( 50+ years) Dave asking if I was riding Sunday after service. He should know better than to ask such a silly question. So he joined me for a 25...
03-20-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,655
Posted By Darth Lefty

Or Nobendium. I've got this one on my...

Or Nobendium.

I've got this one on my cubicle wall. Personal favorite is upsidaisium, with corbomite a close second. Flubber does not qualify, it's not an element.
The Periodic Table Of Imaginary...
Forum: Commuting
03-19-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By Korina

Cool commuting/urban riding YT channel

He lives in Calgary, so he knows winter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgW3smxN1os
03-19-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By OldsCOOL

You didn’t crash, you fell over! We call that a...

You didn’t crash, you fell over! We call that a “Tombay”.
03-18-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,908
Posted By wphamilton

This may be a minority opinion, but I don't see...

This may be a minority opinion, but I don't see any safety problem in riding on the left side sidewalk up the hill for a mile. It might be even safer in fact.

Contra-traffic is unsafe at...
03-18-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By Lbxpdx

I think Iím finally learning how to bicycle

I got my first bike when I was in elementary school and had a hard rock comp in junior high/high school, and an old steel Schwin road bike in my early 30ís. At the ripe old age of 42 I was lucky...
03-18-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,364
Posted By indyfabz

To each their own? Doesnít sound like it.

To each their own? Doesnít sound like it.
03-17-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,138
Posted By rdnzl

Hello from new old guy

66 years old and today I picked up the first bike I've ridden in probably 30 years. A nice shape used Giant Sedona. I chose it for the comfortable position it gives me. I am in OK shape, but gone are...
03-16-21, 02:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By phughes

Search for this and you will find a lot of...

Search for this and you will find a lot of threads with a lot of good options.

Here is what I did. I bought Mirrcycle Road Mirror and mounted it to my bars using a reflector clamp.
...
03-15-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By dedhed

Looks like a cheap spoke wrench and a disc brake...

Looks like a cheap spoke wrench and a disc brake pad spacer for when you removal the wheel. Keeps pads apart if you push the handle with the wheel removed.
I'd guess the holes are for a kickstand.
03-15-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,613
Posted By WhyFi

Don't you make light of serious business. ...

Don't you make light of serious business.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KiC03_wVjc
03-15-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,501
Posted By Koyote

There is no such thing as a "beginners bike," but...

There is no such thing as a "beginners bike," but there are beginner cyclists.

Go on whichever ride the cycling club folks suggest, and see how you do. If you belong in a different group, it'll...
03-15-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,501
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

find a new club

find a new club
03-14-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 753
Posted By GlennR

This time a crash was a good thing.

Driving home on Merrick Road, State Rt 27A with 2 lanes each way, and I noticed a young girl, maybe 6 or 7 on the side walk of a side road speeding to the intersection... followed by her dad running...
03-12-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By biker128pedal

I do bar ends but use the Zefal mirror just below...

I do bar ends but use the Zefal mirror just below my brifter. Been using this for about 8 years. Well this is the second one. Got the radar last a couple years ago. The radar tells me to look....
03-12-21, 03:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By flangehead

Helmet mirror.

Helmet mirror.
03-11-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By MarcusT

I have not tried these on a drop bar, but do not...

I have not tried these on a drop bar, but do not see why they would not work. Attach to the last part of the bar at the shifters....
03-11-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 597
Posted By Melvang

Can't ride it yet, still waiting on crankset and...

Can't ride it yet, still waiting on crankset and chain. But I need to go down there due to BB/BB tool issue. Bought a full groupset from them, the BB tool they sold me doesn't fit.
03-10-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 896
Posted By icemilkcoffee

You don't have to build it from scratch. Just buy...

You don't have to build it from scratch. Just buy a drop bar carbon bike and swap out the handlebars and brifters.
Forum: Commuting
03-09-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,422
Posted By Gresp15C

Don't worry about how you look. It'll be obvious...

Don't worry about how you look. It'll be obvious that you look like you're riding to work. The real cyclists (whatever that means) will be courteous and supportive, to heck with the rest.

I try to...
03-09-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By jppe

Bike Computer Repair

When I retired in 2016 my kids bought me a Garmin 1000. It was a lot more bike computer than what I needed but I really appreciated what they did. I had been using Garmin 705 and was very comfortable...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,398
Posted By mcours2006

Yeah, sounds about right to me. Like you,...

Yeah, sounds about right to me.

Like you, I've been doing the same commute for the past number of years. My light road bikes are faster than my heavier road bikes, but not as much as you might...
03-07-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 794
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am best categorized as an asstrovert.

I am best categorized as an asstrovert.
03-07-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By Maelochs

I am about that overweight or more, and I can...

I am about that overweight or more, and I can carry a huge load of groceries, or an extremely comprehensive photography kit, on my Fuji Sportif. Al frame, CF fork, mechanical discs .... I have a...
03-06-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,229
Posted By Bob S

Heart Rate Monitor Ė Better Believe it

Several months ago my Garmin Heart Rate Monitor, HRM, started reporting Max and Avg heart rates over 150. I am in my mid 70s and ride 30 Ė 40 miles several times a week, previously my resting heart...
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