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10-21-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,321
Posted By Hiro11

Ah, another "gravel is a pointless fad" thread. ...

Ah, another "gravel is a pointless fad" thread.

1. Both road cyclists and mountain bikers have their own incredibly detailed and opaque-to-the-uninitiated dress codes. So do golfers, skiers,...
10-19-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By HillRider

Just one comment. If you are using qr front hubs...

Just one comment. If you are using qr front hubs with disc brakes, be sure the qr skewer is kept very tight and the "lawyer lips" on the fork dropouts are in good condition. Most newer disc forks...
10-18-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,321
Posted By mstateglfr

Just like passive aggressive comments about the...

Just like passive aggressive comments about the genre, clothing marketed to gravel riding isn't new.
10-12-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,158
Posted By Pop N Wood

Not when they are racing parts. They cost a lot...

Not when they are racing parts. They cost a lot because they are light. Making them light doesn't always make the durable or longer lasting, more often it makes them weaker and shortens their...
10-04-20, 05:50 AM
09-20-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,972
Posted By livedarklions

I think you've mischaracterized his stance a bit....

I think you've mischaracterized his stance a bit. His point is that a lot of people are being driven away from bicycling because the marketing is pushing the idea that ordinary riding requires...
09-18-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,972
Posted By tomato coupe

Never heard of the book before reading this...

Never heard of the book before reading this thread, so I downloaded a copy and read it. For those that haven't read it, it reads like a collection of troll thread topics. Let's just say I'm glad I...
09-12-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,182
Posted By Skulking

This suggestion belongs in the Forum Suggestions...

This suggestion belongs in the Forum Suggestions & User Assistance sub-forum. Thanks.
09-12-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,182
Posted By smashndash

My LGS was incredibly elitist when I went there....

My LGS was incredibly elitist when I went there. I told them I couldn’t afford to spend $400 on Organic Cup Noodles and they basically turned me away.
09-11-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,878
Posted By taylorgeo

Drumroll... I got the Electra Townie 7D! Pretty...

Drumroll... I got the Electra Townie 7D! Pretty anticlimactic at this point, but it was tough trying to find a suitable bike. This was the perfect blend of comfort, safety and durability, and it's...
09-09-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,182
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Cup of Noodles is only NSF and is not sold by...

Cup of Noodles is only NSF and is not sold by locally owned grocery stores suitable for support from Real Cyclists.

Besides, Real Cyclists eat pizza and drink beer for both pleasure and...
09-04-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,138
Posted By VegasTriker

One thing to remember is that each derailleur was...

One thing to remember is that each derailleur was designed to have a range of gears it will traverse. If you know the brand and model number of the derailleur you can usually find what that range...
09-02-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,285
Posted By tomato coupe

Underwear is not discussed because underwear is...

Underwear is not discussed because underwear is not worn with cycling shorts.
08-24-20, 04:01 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,004
Posted By znomit

It's almost like he only posts when he has...

It's almost like he only posts when he has something interesting or useful to say.
08-23-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,095
Posted By indyfabz

Duh. Morgan Freeman.

Duh. Morgan Freeman.
08-19-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,004
Posted By jimmyodonnell

The article is mostly about supply, and the...

The article is mostly about supply, and the current conditions that challenge supply, and how Giant is dealing with it now and preparing to deal further with it down the road.
Giant's chairwoman...
08-19-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,004
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Are you following his thread on how we only ride...

Are you following his thread on how we only ride TIG welded bikes because we have been fooled by advertising? If you haven't read it, don't.
08-19-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,949
Posted By BoraxKid

Let's see: claiming older technology is...

Let's see:

claiming older technology is better than anything new
claiming "no point" to new tech, while remaining completely ignorant to how new tech was created
completely ignorant of why...
08-19-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,004
Posted By mstateglfr

Time seems to have stopped for bob back in the...

Time seems to have stopped for bob back in the mid-90s, so you have to subtract a quarter century off most of what he says.
08-18-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,004
Posted By livedarklions

As opposed to all your fascinating posts on why...

As opposed to all your fascinating posts on why we shouldn't like what OP posted?
08-18-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,004
Posted By DaverSomething

At least his post was attempting to be...

At least his post was attempting to be constructive. Yours on the other hand... wow dude.
07-15-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,146
Posted By wolfchild

The rider is what makes the bike a climbing bike,...

The rider is what makes the bike a climbing bike, it's all about the rider.
06-27-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,793
Posted By Ogsarg

You do know there are many many cages that are...

You do know there are many many cages that are less expensive, right?
Forum: Touring
06-23-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,633
Posted By robow

The LHT used to be such a good bang for the buck,...

The LHT used to be such a good bang for the buck, but I'm not sure that's the case anymore.
06-02-20, 04:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By Mulberry20

The trick to reducing muscle soreness is whey...

The trick to reducing muscle soreness is whey protein and creatine.
05-26-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By commo_soulja

I have a pair of TOGs to try them out. For what...

I have a pair of TOGs to try them out. For what they claim to do, they're just OK for providing another riding position for your hands with a modicum of control. I'm not running out to buy additional...
05-21-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,694
Posted By Phil_gretz

Even though it's been said again and again on the...

Even though it's been said again and again on the Bike Forums, I guess that this needs repeating...[sigh]

Even though you get to customize, it's always cheaper to buy the complete bear that you...
05-21-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,694
Posted By veganbikes

This was gross. I didn't even notice you wrote...

This was gross. I didn't even notice you wrote that. Blaming the people and area known as Wuhan in China for a virus that is global and has unknown origins is a pretty pathetic thought path. I get...
05-20-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,694
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Good, another US-supremacy thread. Must have...

Good, another US-supremacy thread. Must have lived under a rock the last 40 years if you discover NOW in 2020 that most consumer products (or most parts) are made elsewhere.

Production and...
05-20-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,694
Posted By BNSF

When time travel is finally perfected, you can go...

When time travel is finally perfected, you can go back a couple of decades and pick from a much greater selection of US-made bikes.
05-08-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,520
Posted By NumbersGuy

Although I agree with those saying this is a...

Although I agree with those saying this is a rehash of old technology, I think it's good to have some new bikes available in this category. The majority of new mountain bikes seem to be focused on...
05-03-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By DorkDisk

Left square taper arms are a spare item, right...

Left square taper arms are a spare item, right side are not. Be sure to match the length and the orientation of the square of the replacement arm to the original one.

If its a new bike with...
04-15-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 10,077
Posted By Olefeller77

I am the guilty one. I am a pensioner. I bought...

I am the guilty one. I am a pensioner. I bought a Univega Alpina for $27 and change the second day of an estate sale after literally hundreds looked it over. . I put a set of tires on it . I...
03-28-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 29,620
Posted By L134

Quote: Originally Posted by bargo68 View Post...

Quote:
Originally Posted by bargo68 View Post (https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1150602-rivendell-seems-have-changed-8.html#post21386547)
1) how many people bought a Riv...
03-03-20, 04:07 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,292
Posted By wolfchild

Coronavirus hasn't prevented me from riding my...

Coronavirus hasn't prevented me from riding my bikes, I can still ride everyday...I am more concerned about coronavirus and its effects on stock markets, economy and health of the people than its...
03-02-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,292
Posted By wgscott

Lots of people are dying, which can really be...

Lots of people are dying, which can really be inconvenient, and you can probably use a Shimano cassette without your bike catching on fire.
02-05-20, 12:30 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,963
Posted By gorillimo

Pretty good with my Cross Check. Ride trails....

Pretty good with my Cross Check. Ride trails. Ride road. Run around town. Explore back roads. Goes camping. Kinda fun, being a bike that goes anywhere. Just ride!...
01-29-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,525
Posted By katsup

As your first bike, look for a used one that...

As your first bike, look for a used one that costs under $500. You don't know if you'll like it or all the details of riding yet. Most people do not get their first bike right and a $500 garage...
01-26-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By Retro Grouch

I find it easier to install wheels when the bike...

I find it easier to install wheels when the bike is right side up. Guide the disc between the caliper and the axle ends into the fork. Let the weight of the bike bottom the axle ends in the drop...
01-16-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,935
Posted By DrIsotope

Interesting conspiracy theory, but the number of...

Interesting conspiracy theory, but the number of non-registered guests on the forum generally outnumber the registered users by at least an order of magnitude.

At this current moment for example,...
Forum: Touring
01-08-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,416
Posted By Steve0000

Locals are getting increasingly annoyed about...

Locals are getting increasingly annoyed about this sort of camping as it is getting out of hand in many areas. The campers are leaving a mess and destroying scenic areas with litter and human waste....
12-03-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 12,836
Posted By nomadmax

Maybe the husband giving the gift of an exercise...

Maybe the husband giving the gift of an exercise bike wanted his wife to have a better life thru fitness; possibly even join him in an activity he loves almost as much as he loves her. Many times,...
11-27-19, 02:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,333
Posted By Machka

Americans???

Americans???
10-14-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,890
Posted By capman

Guess what I got it, love it tried to get on...

Guess what I got it, love it tried to get on the trail and it was flooded by river over flow LOL I road on the street with it actually rides way different than my 18 year old mountain bike. I...
09-03-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,705
Posted By mstateglfr

Dont pretend that you have experience with low...

Dont pretend that you have experience with low trail vs high trail when it comes to a loaded front end. Low trail is perfectly fine for commuting.

For the largest size, the LHT has 68mm of trail....
08-31-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 65,984
Posted By wolfchild

What people need to understand is that drop bars...

What people need to understand is that drop bars are not for everybody. There are many people including myself who don't like drop bars and have no desire to use them. Ride whatever feels good and...
08-25-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,628
Posted By phughes

10 speed is only dead in your eyes. In the...

10 speed is only dead in your eyes. In the touring world, it isn't dead, and many, myself included, use 9 speed. The 9 speed makes it nicer to friction shift if necessary, since many bar ends allow...
07-12-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,904
Posted By subgrade

I had a close look at a Speeder that was parked...

I had a close look at a Speeder that was parked next to my bike today. It had fenders and, I'm guessing, 32mm tires. By the looks of it 35mm shouldn't be a problem. But this bike was an older model,...
06-30-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,196
Posted By Happy Feet

Since when do recreational bikes need to make...

Since when do recreational bikes need to make sense? Some of you guys would be a hoot at a unicycle convention.

Just go have fun and stop hate'n on stuff you don't have experience with.
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