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04-13-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 716
Views: 169,768
Posted By Edward1066

Here's mine, an old 90's Hardrock Comp... ...

Here's mine, an old 90's Hardrock Comp...
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_8283_04386561f83efc3d365e9d774d1e856af2f483fd.jpg...
04-08-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,290
Posted By pjcampbell

First upgrade arrived today, just waiting on a...

First upgrade arrived today, just waiting on a Park star nut driver to throw it on there.
I ordered new wider 725mm bars, stem (because 31.8mm bars... ) and lock on grips also which come today, so I...
04-05-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,727
Posted By wgscott

Just out of curiosity, what year is it where you...

Just out of curiosity, what year is it where you live?
04-04-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17,072
Views: 1,824,525
Posted By ascherer

Finally, out for some miles in the city. I did my...

Finally, out for some miles in the city. I did my Hipster Trail ride, headed downtown starting at Central Park then beeline down 7th Avenue to the Village and over the Manhattan Bridge. Stopped 3...
04-03-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By Troul

that is where the implication resides from my...

that is where the implication resides from my reading.
04-01-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,695
Posted By indyfabz

Maybe this thread should be merged with this one:...

Maybe this thread should be merged with this one:

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1226638-need-basic-bikes.html
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 888
Posted By WhyFi

I guess. A good tape job should sit flat on the...

I guess. A good tape job should sit flat on the rim, sealing off each spoke hole independently, so a direct spoke hole hit would be the only way it could happen. Some people are lucky.
03-30-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,996
Posted By Koyote

Thanks for proving my point.

Thanks for proving my point.
Forum: Fatbikes
03-30-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By prj71

Girlfriend's New Ride

Kona Woo

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/woo_47342bdc38533ff55f98b7c54c795a08ca211a4b.jpg
03-29-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,996
Posted By downhillmaster

More authentic frontier gibberish. The...

More authentic frontier gibberish.
The ultimate solution in search of a problem thread.
BF hall of shame material.
:thumb:
03-29-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,270
Posted By Koyote

I'm no physicist, but I think heavier bikes are...

I'm no physicist, but I think heavier bikes are faster going downhill...
03-29-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,996
Posted By prj71

Except nobody wants to ride something that ugly...

Except nobody wants to ride something that ugly looking.
03-29-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,093
Posted By mstateglfr

It has been about 3 months since the last time...

It has been about 3 months since the last time the definition and parameters of 'gravel' were senselessly argued over. Seems as good a time as any to drag this dead horse back out and beat it some...
03-28-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,602
Posted By downtube42

I started using transit in Portland about 3 years...

I started using transit in Portland about 3 years ago. Riding in an urban train, I observe up close and personal that some percentage of the population has mental health issues. Mostly, they are...
03-25-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,996
Posted By guachi

Asking why we don't have a better, simpler,...

Asking why we don't have a better, simpler, cheaper new bike is like wondering why a simple, cheap new car doesn't exist. And neither exists for the same reason - there's a used market sucking up all...
03-25-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,996
Posted By downhillmaster

Best thread ever. OP reads an uniformed and...

Best thread ever.
OP reads an uniformed and ridiculous article that states that there is a ‘critical bike-equity barrier’ and he then surmises all on his own that the ‘unbanked’ need a quality $200...
03-25-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,191
Posted By SurferRosa

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
03-25-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,996
Posted By Koyote

Yep. If you want the bikes to be as...

Yep.

If you want the bikes to be as affordable as possible, you have them assembled overseas, where labor costs are much lower. OP's fantasy about "camps" where people assemble their own bikes,...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 15,455
Views: 11,535,339
Posted By MAGAIVER

This is my 2013 Kona Dew Deluxe with a bunch of...

This is my 2013 Kona Dew Deluxe with a bunch of parts that came out of other bikes.
Rear wheel is a ZTR Rapid laced to an SLX hub that came out of my XC bike.
Front wheel is a Vzan (local brand)...
03-25-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,996
Posted By Ironfish653

The biggest thing with department store bikes is...

The biggest thing with department store bikes is that the assembly is such a roll of the dice. Retail assembly is usually done by piece-rate contract assemblers, rather than store employees, and...
03-25-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,996
Posted By Koyote

This is the part that UniChris , and the author...

This is the part that UniChris , and the author of the article linked in the original post, have completely missed: getting low-income/low-wealth people on bikes could most effectively be...
03-25-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,996
Posted By prj71

The thing is this isn't just a bike thing. Pick a...

The thing is this isn't just a bike thing. Pick a hobby. Any hobby. Be it photography, downhill skiing, snow shoeing, fly fishing, trap shooting, golfing etc. The good quality equipment, just like in...
03-25-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,996
Posted By Koyote

In other words: if the consumers would simply...

In other words: if the consumers would simply demand it, and the producers would simply produce it, we could have these bikes that you want at the price that you want.

Got it.
03-24-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,996
Posted By downhillmaster

Manufacturers should change their current...

Manufacturers should change their current business models so that the ‘unbanked’ can get a $250 well built, brand new bike on a few hours notice?
Nope.
Please elaborate on who the ‘unbanked’ are...
03-24-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,996
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...
03-24-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,996
Posted By Reflector Guy

Like I said, probably a lot less than we're led...

Like I said, probably a lot less than we're led to believe by the conventional wisdom here on the forum.
03-24-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,996
Posted By Reflector Guy

I'd bet they aren't as horrible as people here...

I'd bet they aren't as horrible as people here like to say they are. If the big box stores sell a million bikes in a year, how many are totally unrideable? A thousand? 900-thousand? Probably...
03-24-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,996
Posted By Pop N Wood

Why is it people who turn everything into some...

Why is it people who turn everything into some sort of "inequality" or racial issue are so far removed from reality?

So he wants a new, NOT used, inexpensive bike, with high quality parts, made in...
03-24-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,996
Posted By HTupolev

Those are vastly above the budgets relevant to...

Those are vastly above the budgets relevant to the article.
03-24-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,996
Posted By Wildwood

More folks should learn to pick up a tool. And...

More folks should learn to pick up a tool.
And learn to use it.
Then dump the false premise = new is better than used.

Mountain bikes of the rigid variety work well as utility bikes.
Even if...
03-24-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,996
Posted By Phil_gretz

The problem is the profit motive. Capital should...

The problem is the profit motive. Capital should seek the highest return that it can with reasonably risk. Where are the margins that would justify selling at that price point with U.S. labor to...
03-20-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 740
Posted By sd5782

More

So, the stock build took awhile, and came out well. It took me back a few decades. I used all the better parts from the donor bikes. I trued the wheels so the turkey levers even work. Most bearings...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-18-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 975
Posted By Happy Feet

Those were two way trails. If there are trails...

Those were two way trails. If there are trails that can be ridden up they usually are, depends on the area and what the trail is like. The primary downhills are a lot more aggressive in terms of...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-18-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 975
Posted By prj71

It's the norm on almost every trail I ride in WI....

It's the norm on almost every trail I ride in WI. There are select segments on some trail systems where it's only one way, such as a downhill jumpline, but for the most part 95% of the trails are...
Forum: Foo
03-17-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,430
Posted By DiabloScott

https://i.imgur.com/lSRTApD.gif

https://i.imgur.com/lSRTApD.gif
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Man, this seems to be a mid-march phenomenon,...

Man, this seems to be a mid-march phenomenon, lotta "can I..." questions about clubs. Basically, if your engine is strong enough and you can keep pace, AND you can ride safely in formation, the...
03-17-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By mstateglfr

Breaking in tires isnt something I have ever...

Breaking in tires isnt something I have ever thought to do, read about, or heard is necessary. Just make sure they hold air then ride.
Forum: Fatbikes
03-16-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 975
Posted By Happy Feet

Uh oh... ...

Uh oh...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48175741807_232e02494c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gp8gC4)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49475163463_25c0d3f1ef_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2inX9pH)
03-15-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,640
Posted By GlennR

When i hear "starter bike" this is what I got for...

When i hear "starter bike" this is what I got for my grand daughter.

https://i.imgur.com/Oqs0G55.jpg

I already have her N+1 waiting for when she turns pro.

https://i.imgur.com/JLFz3AX.jpg
03-15-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,692
Posted By Darth Lefty

I thought the reason to choose 32h is that it's...

I thought the reason to choose 32h is that it's getting really hard to find 36h
03-14-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By Elvo

It's trail specific. Best bet is to look at the...

It's trail specific. Best bet is to look at the heat maps:

https://www.strava.com/heatmap#13.08/-118.22467/34.13917/hot/all
03-13-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,670
Posted By wgscott

Why do I click on his threads?

Why do I click on his threads?
Forum: Foo
03-11-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,912
Posted By hazetguy

don't worry about it, they will know. they have...

don't worry about it, they will know. they have detectors that pick the frequencies emitted from the microchips in the vaccine.




or maybe wear a tinfoil hat with a covid shaped whirligig on...
03-10-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,832
Posted By Gresp15C

The advantage of a new bike is you keep the old...

The advantage of a new bike is you keep the old bike and now you have two bikes. ;)
03-09-21, 05:48 AM
03-09-21, 01:25 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,708
Posted By Eric F

I suspect you are feeing greater torque, but it's...

I suspect you are feeing greater torque, but it's not really resulting in greater power. The equation of power is related to both force and time. You can push a lot of force slowly (long crank, big...
03-08-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,708
Posted By Germany_chris

Actually more than a couple companies may 50+ cm...

Actually more than a couple companies may 50+ cm bars and again crank length is one of those very personal things and is not directly correlated to "aero"
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,660
Posted By August West

There is a local rider I see around here from...

There is a local rider I see around here from time to time. Probably 50+, dreads down to the middle of his back, riding vintage equip., doesn't wear cycling clothes, never wears a helmet and rides...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,660
Posted By one4smoke

If you're female ...I'm all for it! :thumb:

If you're female ...I'm all for it! :thumb:
Forum: Framebuilders
03-06-21, 04:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,934
Posted By Chuck M

I've worked for a company for over 36 years...

I've worked for a company for over 36 years making PVC pipe, fittings and glue. I think a bike frame from PVC pipe would work as well as a fart in a phone booth.
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