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09-17-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 381
Posted By jethin

Easy: pop it off the wheel and throw it in the...

Easy: pop it off the wheel and throw it in the trash. Dork disk cleaned.

(jk dork disks are kool, klassic and useful to boot.)
09-17-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 694
Posted By Juan Foote

Be careful to watch out for the gang affiliated...

Be careful to watch out for the gang affiliated drift racers. Most often they drive really flashy cars, play loud music, crazy hair styles. If you aren't careful you might flirt with the wrong girl...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,145
Posted By znomit

Rabid dogs

Rabid dogs
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,145
Posted By Oakman

A pre-ride bowel movement does it for me. :thumb:

A pre-ride bowel movement does it for me. :thumb:
09-16-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,576
Posted By thinktubes

https://imgc.artprintimages.com/img/print/man-hold...

https://imgc.artprintimages.com/img/print/man-holding-tiny-violin-close-up-of-hands_u-l-q10bvjk0.jpg
09-15-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 549
Posted By sovende

1985 Miyata Two Ten

On the return home from a camping trip in northern Wisconsin, we stopped at a "hot mess" (the best kind) permanent flea market/resale place on the outskirts of a small town. Lots of stuff in...
Forum: Foo
09-11-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,116
Posted By TankSlapper

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/630x264/im_a_drunk_crop_13ef0db084f59617879db5ba2d5bca536d659054.jpg
09-11-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 541
Posted By Koyote

Cassette wear is notoriously difficult to...

Cassette wear is notoriously difficult to diagnose visually. Replace it.
09-11-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 541
Posted By Shimagnolo

Cassette is toast. I've worn out plenty of...

Cassette is toast.
I've worn out plenty of cassettes, and none of them was visibly worn out.
I've only had sharkfinning on chainrings.
09-10-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 504
Posted By epnnf

I do not have a particular recommendation, but I...

I do not have a particular recommendation, but I will say that waterproof shoes are guaranteed to make/keep your feet wet (waterproof gloves will do the same for your hands, IMO).
09-09-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,312
Posted By sweeks

I did this when I rebuilt my old Motobecane. I...

I did this when I rebuilt my old Motobecane. I fitted 11 balls nicely... a big improvement over the original caged bearings which had *7* per side.
09-09-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 625
Posted By ryansu

That's a farmers market cruiser for a lady of a...

That's a farmers market cruiser for a lady of a certain age, the basket will get filled with fresh flowers and the owner will refer to the bike as Princess Margaret (Monarch) much too nice for yard...
09-09-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 625
Posted By seypat

Way too nice for yard art!

Way too nice for yard art!
09-08-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,351
Posted By Salamandrine

LOL, when I was a kid Schwinns were the fancy...

LOL, when I was a kid Schwinns were the fancy bikes for rich kids. Everyone else rode Huffy, All-Pro, Royce Union and similar boat anchors.

The Schwinn Varsities, Continentals, Collegiates were...
09-07-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,515
Posted By Iride01

Whether I'm driving or cycling, I assume the...

Whether I'm driving or cycling, I assume the other person is an idiot and plan for as many possible outs as I can.

I've also found that many drivers just don't realize how fast some cyclist are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,473
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Rather than just theorize if this brake hood...

Rather than just theorize if this brake hood adjustment is good or not, I'm a firm believer in "don't knock it until you've tried it"... so I tried it today.

The Experiment

I didn't go...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,028
Posted By esskay1000

Someone is gonna do it so it might as well be me ...

Someone is gonna do it so it might as well be me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_ivkysaaVM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,473
Posted By surak

We'll know it's faster when the UCI bans it in...

We'll know it's faster when the UCI bans it in competition and concocts a hood-angle measuring device to check riders' handlebars.
09-06-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,102
Posted By wolfchild

I wouldn't buy anything carbon even if brand new.

I wouldn't buy anything carbon even if brand new.
09-05-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,820
Posted By cyccommute

Theres this thing called a period. Comes in...

Theres this thing called a period. Comes in handy. Tells people when youve ended one sentence and started another.

As for not having the number to back up my arguments, I already gave you the...
09-04-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,017
Posted By mack_turtle

This this this! don't make a bike fit the the...

This this this! don't make a bike fit the the limitations of your body and consider the matter settled. most modern humans sit too much and don't move around enough and have weak cores and poor hip...
09-04-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,017
Posted By PoorInRichfield

^ Agree. It's my (unpopular) opinion that if...

^ Agree.

It's my (unpopular) opinion that if you have to be nearly vertical on a bike to feel comfortable, chances are you've got some underlying health issues that are preventing you from bending...
09-04-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,017
Posted By mack_turtle

reach to the ground from a seated position has...

reach to the ground from a seated position has NOTHING to do with how a bike fits. it's not a scooter, so your ability to reach the ground from the saddle is irrelevant. when you want to get off the...
09-04-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,820
Posted By basscadet

There is no need to use anything more powerful...

There is no need to use anything more powerful than Simple Green or similar degreaser on the powertrain unless you want to remove and ultrasonic once in a while.

I'm super anal about a clean...
08-31-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 514
Posted By blacknbluebikes

dude, for $75, you are thinking too much.

dude, for $75, you are thinking too much.
08-26-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,677
Posted By kingston

The only way she'll ever keep up with you is on...

The only way she'll ever keep up with you is on the back of a tandem. Otherwise, just let her get whatever bike she wants, ride at what ever speed she wants, wherever she wants to go, for however...
08-25-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,280
Posted By JohnDThompson

Straight-blade forks. Meh. Just meh.

Straight-blade forks.

Meh.

Just meh.
08-25-20, 03:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 482
Posted By nomadmax

Shifting on an incline: Stay seated and...

Shifting on an incline:

Stay seated and surge for 2-3 pedal strokes then soft pedal and make your gear change. It doesn't use a lot of energy and it makes up for the resultant loss of momentum...
08-25-20, 01:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 482
Posted By ShannonM

Blowing a downshift under heavy uphill load is...

Blowing a downshift under heavy uphill load is the classic way to break a chain. And a rear derailleur. And other things. Not all of which are bike parts.

--Shannon
08-24-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 482
Posted By cubewheels

"Ghost pedaling" to shift with no load also...

"Ghost pedaling" to shift with no load also applies to uphills. As long as you're moving forward, you can ghost pedal (pedal slower than the bike is moving so the drivetrain is unloaded) during...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,055
Posted By shelbyfv

Love a MUP racing thread:thumb:

Love a MUP racing thread:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 807
Posted By burnthesheep

I'll buck the trend. It's a used tire that you...

I'll buck the trend. It's a used tire that you don't know the history of. Change it.

IMO, unless it's zero miles situation from a shop or vendor pre-mounted...........I usually change...
08-23-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,820
Posted By NoWhammies

I do pretty much the same thing on my bike. Only...

I do pretty much the same thing on my bike. Only I use Pledge multi-surface. Leaves a nice shine and smell too.
08-23-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,820
Posted By SVTNate

I just throw my Roubaix up on my Park Tool stand...

I just throw my Roubaix up on my Park Tool stand in the driveway, fill one of my Meguiar's car wash buckets with car wash soap. Blast the drivetrain with Simple Green, scrub with nylon brush. Let...
08-22-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,280
Posted By Wileyone

650b

650b
08-21-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,280
Posted By thinktubes

Anything with "gravel" in the title.

Anything with "gravel" in the title.
08-21-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,280
Posted By iab

Any Brooks saddle. Not sayin they're bad, just...

Any Brooks saddle. Not sayin they're bad, just don't live up up to the hype.
08-21-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,785
Views: 128,348
Posted By Troul

100.3

100.3
08-18-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By mack_turtle

saddle position is not a good way to adjust the...

saddle position is not a good way to adjust the cockpit space on any bike. the saddle position should center balance your weight on the bike and create an efficient pedaling position. saddle position...
08-18-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,262
Posted By TobFromme

If you plan on keeping the bike long term, then...

If you plan on keeping the bike long term, then resale value shouldn't matter. If you love the bike, it rides well for you, and you have no plans of upgrading, I wouldn't hesitate to put $200 into...
08-15-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,931
Posted By Thruhiker

The lugged frame Free Spirits. I have no idea...

The lugged frame Free Spirits. I have no idea what year those were made. Why does every one hate them? I have thousands of around town miles on mine. Never have replaced anything other then chain...
08-15-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,179
Posted By DrIsotope

Speaking only of negative tilt on a saddle (the...

Speaking only of negative tilt on a saddle (the front being lower than the rear) I have never in my entire life seen a bike in the real world with it's saddle set more than about -5.

If a bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,697
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Never. 6" at the most. No base layer. Tight...

Never. 6" at the most. No base layer. Tight jersey.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,697
Posted By rubiksoval

Never. Totally pointless and it slows you down.

Never. Totally pointless and it slows you down.
08-10-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 997
Posted By 63rickert

Improve your climbing technique. While waiting...

Improve your climbing technique. While waiting for improvement continue to use whatever gear works. Being able to climb in a bigger gear means nothing. All that matters is how fast you are going....
08-10-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 997
Posted By genejockey

Simply going into a higher gear you can't turn -...

Simply going into a higher gear you can't turn - especially if your knees are already bothering you - won't make you any faster. And 10% is a tough slog.

The only really effective training for...
08-06-20, 01:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,003
Posted By cprobertson1

Rule-of-thumb for other cyclists daft enough to...

Rule-of-thumb for other cyclists daft enough to do what I did; water ingress will occur everywhere the water touches; there is no escape.

Don't waste time - get it all out... and maybe don't trust...
08-05-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,897
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

This thread would be far less creepy if it wasn't...

This thread would be far less creepy if it wasn't in the fat old men's section. Just sayin.
08-05-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 657
Posted By Koyote

OP, you just need to ride faster uphill. I...

OP, you just need to ride faster uphill. I recommend interval training and a diet.
08-05-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,003
Posted By pdlamb

You really should have picked the bike up and...

You really should have picked the bike up and carried it across the deep parts.

Everything that moves and was underwater should be cleaned, dried, and re-lubed. (Except you might get by just...
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