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07-09-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 876
Posted By subgrade

A former world champion is allowed to wear the...

A former world champion is allowed to wear the rainbow stripes on collar and sleeves for the remainder of their career.

The reigning champion wears the white jersey with the rainbow stripes across...
07-08-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 85,038
Posted By subgrade

Botannically berries are a type of fruit, as are,...

Botannically berries are a type of fruit, as are, for example, grain or nuts, among others.

A better analogy would have probably been tomatoes, which are in fact berries and therefore fruits, but...
07-07-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,429
Posted By subgrade

You mean gravity is enough to keep ones feet on...

You mean gravity is enough to keep ones feet on the pedals? That's crazy talk!
07-07-20, 03:16 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,994
Posted By subgrade

And is it possible to be a professional bike...

And is it possible to be a professional bike rider while not being a cyclist?

For example, bike couriers/messengers ride bikes for money, but rarely wear lycra, at least from what I've seen. Not...
07-06-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,272
Posted By subgrade

I do rides up to 60 km/40mi (or ~2.5h) without...

I do rides up to 60 km/40mi (or ~2.5h) without eating. If I intend to do a longer ride, I try to take some food with me, or I buy some on the way. I have bonked a couple of times approcahing the 60km...
07-02-20, 02:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,936
Posted By subgrade

Out of these, it has to be either gravel or...

Out of these, it has to be either gravel or hybrid. CX or XC MTB come close, but usually lack mounting points for racks and fenders for true versatility.

That said, the line between gravel and...
07-02-20, 02:17 AM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 85,038
Posted By subgrade

I went out yesterday to inspect some small...

I went out yesterday to inspect some small bridges in the neighborhood, but to my dismay/relief found none of them to be of questionable structural integrity, as in danger of collapse. This one...
07-02-20, 01:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 804
Posted By subgrade

Another option: ...

Another option:

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Gives four different hand positions: grips,...
07-01-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,676
Posted By subgrade

In addition to the previous response, the wheel...

In addition to the previous response, the wheel hubs, mainly the hub bearings, can also make a noticeable difference. The aero aspect at the speeds you mentioned play a lesser role, it's mostly down...
06-30-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,519
Posted By subgrade

The optimal tire pressure for the same tire size...

The optimal tire pressure for the same tire size can vary a lot depending on rider+bike weight, riding surface and the tire construction (suppleness) itself, so there is no single definitive answer....
06-30-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 258,501
Posted By subgrade

It's STX-SE (MC31), 3x7. And yes, it shifts...

It's STX-SE (MC31), 3x7. And yes, it shifts flawlessly. Only the gear indicator for the front shifter doesn't work but that's a non issue in my view, it's kind of hard to not know on which chainring...
06-30-20, 04:01 AM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 258,501
Posted By subgrade

For some reason it wouldn't allow me add the pic,...

For some reason it wouldn't allow me add the pic, so I resized it and it seems to do the trick. So here's Batavus Comanche, mid 90's I would think....
06-30-20, 03:49 AM
Replies: 3,973
Views: 516,700
Posted By subgrade

I was contemplating doing a metric century, but...

I was contemplating doing a metric century, but since I had been off the bike for almost two weeks (bar a couple of short grocery runs) after an epic 90 miler, I decided to take it easy and did 40...
06-30-20, 03:30 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,429
Posted By subgrade

What's so bad about it? I've done a century and...

What's so bad about it? I've done a century and several rides over 60 miles (3 this year so far, the latest one was 90 miles, half of it gravel/fire road/single track/beach) on a hybrid in either...
06-28-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 85,038
Posted By subgrade

We have only one officialy invasive plant, the...

We have only one officialy invasive plant, the Sosnowsky hogweed, which is not pretty by most standards, instead it is agressively invasive and dangerous to humans, as it causes chemical burns on...
06-28-20, 02:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,514
Posted By subgrade

What is so nightmarish about disc brake...

What is so nightmarish about disc brake maintenance? I have no experience with mechanical DB's, but hydraulic ones are the easiest to maintain compared to V-brakes and cantilevers. They are almost...
06-28-20, 01:42 AM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 258,501
Posted By subgrade

Not mine, but I enjoyed working on it. Girlfriend...

Not mine, but I enjoyed working on it. Girlfriend found this Batavus Comanche in her attic; it's supposedly her brother's who lived in the house before relocating abroad.
I gave it a good cleaning,...
06-26-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 85,038
Posted By subgrade

I believe there is a difference between traffic...

I believe there is a difference between traffic circles and roundabouts: the latter always means priority for those using the circular carriageway and all incoming traffic must yield; while a traffic...
06-21-20, 03:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By subgrade

To completely disassemble the fork in order to...

To completely disassemble the fork in order to thoroughly clean and regrease everything, you'd need the Suntour proprietary tool for unscrewing the plastic top caps that hold the coil springs and...
06-15-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,156
Posted By subgrade

Actually, the most important is rider skill, like...

Actually, the most important is rider skill, like the OP already suggested. With enough skill you'll be able to anticipate potential problems with traction as well as handle them without crashing if...
06-10-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 530
Posted By subgrade

This seems to be a pesrsistent myth, but in my...

This seems to be a pesrsistent myth, but in my experience there is no wattage to speak of consumed by the fork even when it's unlocked if you are not climbing/accelerating out of the saddle, i.e....
06-09-20, 04:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 530
Posted By subgrade

I wouldn't say suspension fork on a hybrid is...

I wouldn't say suspension fork on a hybrid is pointless if a substantial amount of your riding is done off road/on pothole ridden pavement/cobble or you hop off curbs etc. It's just that the...
06-08-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 85,038
Posted By subgrade

I wouldn't think so, a watermelon shouldn't be...

I wouldn't think so, a watermelon shouldn't be too hard to find. I might go by a fruit stand on my way home tonight, if the current thunderstorm subsides soon enough and no one beats me to it.
06-05-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,561
Posted By subgrade

Ok, I see the point in a street fair/crowd...

Ok, I see the point in a street fair/crowd situation, but I think that isn't really the normal situation when one would ride on a sidewalk - there is little sense in riding on a sidewalk if it's so...
06-05-20, 04:09 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,561
Posted By subgrade

One thing that leaves me scratching my head is...

One thing that leaves me scratching my head is this - what good does dismounting and walking the bike (assuming it is allowed to ride on the sidewalk!) when you could just slow down when passing...
06-05-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,753
Posted By subgrade

I can still pass most MAMIL's while wearing...

I can still pass most MAMIL's while wearing regular clothes on my hybrid. Granted, at 39 I'm not yet middle aged by most standards, so there's that advantage.
06-05-20, 03:52 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,688
Posted By subgrade

I don't want to be passed, pedestrian or not. So...

I don't want to be passed, pedestrian or not. So expect a stick in your front wheel.
06-03-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,561
Posted By subgrade

Just as I expected, many people don't get the...

Just as I expected, many people don't get the question in OP. It is not whether you should ride on sidewalks or not, it's about the proper etiquette if you do.
06-03-20, 04:46 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,561
Posted By subgrade

Slow down and give as wide a berth as possible. I...

Slow down and give as wide a berth as possible. I only use my bell if there is not enough room to pass safely and the pedestrians don't see me coming (from behind or looking other ways if coming...
06-02-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 85,038
Posted By subgrade

Does an APC count?

Does an APC count?
06-02-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By subgrade

I get the joke, but I reckon it would get...

I get the joke, but I reckon it would get annoying very soon.
06-02-20, 03:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,148
Posted By subgrade

Seems fishy - the pictures are from at least two...

Seems fishy - the pictures are from at least two different bikes - a 7200 on the first pic, a 4300 on the second, and the close-ups of the derailleur and crankset are not from the first one, possibly...
06-02-20, 03:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By subgrade

Bells, however, have the capability of being...

Bells, however, have the capability of being silent during the ride as to not annoy the hell out of the rider and everyone around, and can be applied just when the need arises.
06-02-20, 12:58 AM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 85,038
Posted By subgrade

No need for that, who would do this to their...

No need for that, who would do this to their beloved bike? But if you think it's fun you're free to do it at your own risk.

Next mission: a bog or other type of wetland (swamp, marsh etc.)
06-01-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 85,038
Posted By subgrade

Cruiseferry MS Romantika in the passenger port of...

Cruiseferry MS Romantika in the passenger port of Rīga.

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Next...
05-31-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By subgrade

What's more, Shimano have mixed up their...

What's more, Shimano have mixed up their groupsets and their nomenclature with the latest versions. For example, up until recently, Deore had M6xxx in the code, Alivio M4xxx, Acera M3xxx, Altus...
05-27-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 85,038
Posted By subgrade

AFAIK the difference between a lake and a pond is...

AFAIK the difference between a lake and a pond is that a lake has formed naturally whereas a pond is man-made, that includes also ponds that are formed by partially blocking the flow of a river, like...
05-27-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By subgrade

Doesn't make much sense to me. As has been said,...

Doesn't make much sense to me. As has been said, hybrid is the more versatile of the two. But why get rid of the road bike, if you still plan to get a more specific bike in the future - you already...
05-27-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 85,038
Posted By subgrade

NOT AN ENTRY, but I just happen to have a picture...

NOT AN ENTRY, but I just happen to have a picture that fits perfectly, snapped a few weeks ago. :)
...
05-27-20, 03:06 AM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 258,501
Posted By subgrade

I'd say that was the right decision - looks much...

I'd say that was the right decision - looks much better with the stealthy frame. :thumb:
05-26-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,022
Posted By subgrade

Congrats, good work. I have found 35-40 miles to...

Congrats, good work. I have found 35-40 miles to be the limit for rides without food, if you plan to do more, bring some food and start using it no later than 1-1.5h into the ride and do it in...
05-26-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 85,038
Posted By subgrade

Buddha is fine, next mission is yours :)

Buddha is fine, next mission is yours :)
05-25-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,078
Posted By subgrade

Depends on what you mean by 'multiuse' but I...

Depends on what you mean by 'multiuse' but I reckon there are some quality single speed bikes under $400.
05-25-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 85,038
Posted By subgrade

Thank you. Next mission: a depiction of any...

Thank you.
Next mission: a depiction of any sort of a non-Christian deity or object of worship (persons or other but not a house of worship like a temple).
05-25-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By subgrade

Check the frame clearance - a 44-46T in the...

Check the frame clearance - a 44-46T in the middle slot might touch the chainstay.
05-25-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 85,038
Posted By subgrade

But is that elephant performing, not just...

But is that elephant performing, not just displayed?

I found a ballet dancer, which complies with Mr. Bill clause 2.
...
05-21-20, 12:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By subgrade

Should have bunnyhopped over them

Should have bunnyhopped over them
05-19-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,204
Posted By subgrade

Here Specialized seems to be somewhat (more)...

Here Specialized seems to be somewhat (more) overpriced compared to Trek and therefore a bit more rare and prestigious (believe or not, neither are among the most common brands here) - but that...
05-19-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 769
Posted By subgrade

Interestingly, losing some 20 lbs didn't make any...

Interestingly, losing some 20 lbs didn't make any noticeable difference how my bike saddle felt, but unpadded chairs and benches became significantly harder :D
05-19-20, 04:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,410
Posted By subgrade

^ This, but how is that (original statement)...

^ This, but how is that (original statement) news? Or have the 'experts on CNN' been telling the opposite this whole time?
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