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10-16-19, 04:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,363
Posted By livedarklions

Impact is both the biggest advantage and...

Impact is both the biggest advantage and disadvantage of running. I have to do resistance training for bone density because my feet and ankles are destroyed by high impact. There's good reasons why...
10-16-19, 04:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 82
Posted By livedarklions

They're definitely the same store, btw, same...

They're definitely the same store, btw, same contact number.
10-16-19, 04:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 82
Posted By livedarklions

Bikemania has been around for a long time. Looks...

Bikemania has been around for a long time. Looks like they became notoriously awful a few years ago: https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/205220-bikemania-biz-legit.html
Go to the last several...
10-15-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,426
Posted By livedarklions

What part of the country are you in? How far...

What part of the country are you in?

How far is the ride?

I'd lean towards getting a really cheap beater mountain bike, just good enough to be reliable. Winter riding beats the hell out of a...
10-15-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,243
Posted By livedarklions

Thanks for the clarification. Have you...

Thanks for the clarification.

Have you ever ridden a 5 spoke? You mentioned the higher weight, but otherwise how does it compare to more traditional wheels?
10-15-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 294
Posted By livedarklions

I always take the tire off the rim when I get a...

I always take the tire off the rim when I get a flat, even if I'm repairing the flat roadside. You need to do this to make sure there isn't anything inside the tire that's puncturing the tube, not...
10-15-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,426
Posted By livedarklions

I wish you the best and hope you can find a place...

I wish you the best and hope you can find a place to stay before the cold hits.

Are you going to be able to get around on the bike in the winter?
10-15-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,426
Posted By livedarklions

And then it rusted out. You do understand...

And then it rusted out.

You do understand that wax is a lube, right?

I'm sorry, but you are obsessed very oddly with a part that can add little or nothing to the performance of the bike and...
10-15-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 451
Posted By livedarklions

Not as dramatic, but here's a bike in Watertown...

Not as dramatic, but here's a bike in Watertown locked up to a true bike shaped object:
...
10-15-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 451
Posted By livedarklions

Walmarts are generally the worst for bike lock-up...

Walmarts are generally the worst for bike lock-up as they not only don't have racks, most of them have mounted signs on concrete pylons you can't lock a bike to.

I've ended up locking my bike to...
10-15-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,343
Posted By livedarklions

Can we just have a sticky thread where the same...

Can we just have a sticky thread where the same six people who always post again and again on this subject can just growl and snap at each other?
10-15-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By livedarklions

Yes, but I don't want to spend a bunch of time...

Yes, but I don't want to spend a bunch of time staring at a photo trying to figure out what the suspension on the Cube is.
10-15-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 747
Posted By livedarklions

There is no way to ride a Segway without looking...

There is no way to ride a Segway without looking pretty silly.
10-15-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,573
Posted By livedarklions

Nice try. I'm a solo rider who puts in a lot of...

Nice try. I'm a solo rider who puts in a lot of miles 8 months of the year and works out intensely in the gym the other 4 months. And my mph are upright--none of that low-drag recumbent stuff.

I...
10-15-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,573
Posted By livedarklions

True, but the 150 or so I did at 23-27 mph does. ...

True, but the 150 or so I did at 23-27 mph does.

We're both recreational riders--hate to break it to you. No one's paying us.
10-15-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,816
Posted By livedarklions

Depends on the MUP. There are some paved ones...

Depends on the MUP. There are some paved ones where I might see 3-4 people per mile, and I regularly go 25 mph on such paths, knowing I'll have plenty of room to slow if needed. They are not all...
10-15-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,573
Posted By livedarklions

Wow, I only did about 9 times that this weekend,...

Wow, I only did about 9 times that this weekend, but whatever.
10-15-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,573
Posted By livedarklions

I'm pretty sure that if you studied it...

I'm pretty sure that if you studied it systematically, you would find that most new technology that "improves" on technology that has been performing well for decades flops commercially. Skepticism...
10-15-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,573
Posted By livedarklions

You, sir, are a "recreational rider". The...

You, sir, are a "recreational rider". The horror! The Horror!
10-15-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,243
Posted By livedarklions

What happens to those in a cross-wind? Isn't...

What happens to those in a cross-wind? Isn't that like having a pair of sails on the bike?
10-15-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,426
Posted By livedarklions

I just went to that thread and looked at the...

I just went to that thread and looked at the picture of his bike--the chain looks immaculate and fine for the bike. He needs to spend a few bucks on a new cassette and the thing should ride...
10-15-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By livedarklions

Not enough info on the Cube to make the call, but...

Not enough info on the Cube to make the call, but the GT doesn't look like anything I'd want to own. I'm always skeptical of cheap suspension.

Bigger is probably better for tall people, but it...
10-15-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 292
Posted By livedarklions

Right, especially since I don't think anyone...

Right, especially since I don't think anyone could ride a Sirrus without spending most of their time sitting on the saddle. It's an extremely upright bike.

I'd encourage OP to try some standing...
10-15-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 292
Posted By livedarklions

No insult intended because, as you say, you are a...

No insult intended because, as you say, you are a novice and we shouldn't take any knowledge on your part for granted, but this makes me think you really don't have any idea how the gears work. I...
10-15-19, 05:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 292
Posted By livedarklions

I never put a foot down to stand while in the...

I never put a foot down to stand while in the saddle because I stand over the bar. The height of the saddle is best determined by how it affects your pedaling motion. You want it positioned so that...
10-15-19, 04:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,243
Posted By livedarklions

One look at that boat anchor and it's obvious we...

One look at that boat anchor and it's obvious we shouldn't hold our breaths. It'd look better on a Conestoga.
10-15-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,426
Posted By livedarklions

​​​​​ Different issue--you're complimenting the...

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Different issue--you're complimenting the maintenance. Are 7 speed chains intrinsically dirtier than 11 speed? Did you compliment the "thinness?"
10-14-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,426
Posted By livedarklions

Sorry, I can't relate to this at all. You seem...

Sorry, I can't relate to this at all. You seem more concerned with the aesthetics of chain and cassette than their actual function. Get a new cassette on there, and then fine tune if it doesn't work...
10-14-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By livedarklions

Per the exchange rate I just googled, the...

Per the exchange rate I just googled, the advertised price is about $135, so about right in line with your estimate.
10-14-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By livedarklions

Trek has an adapter you can install to fit...

Trek has an adapter you can install to fit standard bar ends, but you can't mount anything inboard. Nothing fancy, just put these on my FX3 last year.
...
10-14-19, 04:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,243
Posted By livedarklions

Look again, the bolts are attached to the tire...

Look again, the bolts are attached to the tire through a hub that is part of the tire. That's consistent with the text of the article. There's no separate wheel.
10-12-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 34,251
Posted By livedarklions

I'll just note that is the second time you've...

I'll just note that is the second time you've misused the word "hyperbole".

The only one of us being hyperbolic is the guy claiming riding on the hooks instead of the hoods is a safety measure for...
10-12-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,243
Posted By livedarklions

We have a difference in semantics. From the...

We have a difference in semantics. From the article: "The end goal is to replace both tire and wheel with a full assembly unit for passenger vehicle use. " So the tire and wheel are the same...
10-12-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,243
Posted By livedarklions

Pneumatics are an amazingly adaptive technology,...

Pneumatics are an amazingly adaptive technology, so I doubt they'll ever be eliminated in our lifetimes. Even now, many of the tires are virtually puncture proof, but at some cost to weight and...
10-12-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,243
Posted By livedarklions

Doubtful. Eliminating wheels on a bicycle is a...

Doubtful. Eliminating wheels on a bicycle is a lot more radical structural change than on a car.
10-12-19, 03:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,343
Posted By livedarklions

"Front paws on your heads you SOBs!"

"Front paws on your heads you SOBs!"
10-11-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,573
Posted By livedarklions

Spit it out, man, spit it out! We're on the edge...

Spit it out, man, spit it out! We're on the edge of our electronic seats.
10-11-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 34,251
Posted By livedarklions

You're welcome. Thank you for your endless...

You're welcome. Thank you for your endless campaign telling other people how they should ride just like you.
10-11-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,426
Posted By livedarklions

. Trust me, if the cassette and and chain are...

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Trust me, if the cassette and and chain are out of whack, the noise is going to be the least of your problems, and if your chain isn't properly lubed, it's going to make a racket no matter how...
10-11-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 34,251
Posted By livedarklions

Safe to say that that statement is not...

Safe to say that that statement is not unmeaningless. Any cyclist can also find themselves in a situation that warrants wearing a bulletproof vest.
10-11-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,705
Posted By livedarklions

Yes, when you have street cars, you have to come...

Yes, when you have street cars, you have to come up with an arrangement that accounts for the fact that they can't pull to the curb, and different systems use different setups, and you'll see...
10-11-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 34,251
Posted By livedarklions

What you guys are missing is that hand position...

What you guys are missing is that hand position is intrinsically a YMMV thing. I use all positions, a lot. But I also know people who only ride the hoods because they're not doing any riding that...
10-11-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,705
Posted By livedarklions

The center island drop isn't necessarily...

The center island drop isn't necessarily bad--that's an idea they seemed to have borrowed from light rail systems, and well-timed crossing lights can make those work.

Whoa-they tried to set up a...
10-11-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,426
Posted By livedarklions

I didn't know you were talking about a 27 year...

I didn't know you were talking about a 27 year old chain--how long was it left to rust? People tend to freak out when they see a little rust on a chain that's been neglected for a few months, but...
10-11-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 34,251
Posted By livedarklions

I think if you're comfortable that way and enjoy...

I think if you're comfortable that way and enjoy your riding, it isn't an "issue."

I have one bike I'm almost always on the hoods and hooks and another I ride mainly on the drops. The geometry...
10-11-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,426
Posted By livedarklions

That sounds like a remarkably bad idea. ...

That sounds like a remarkably bad idea.

Are you having any chain-related problems right now? New cyclists are often surprised by how often the chain needs to be changed, they wear almost as...
10-11-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By livedarklions

Funny, because I'm using them for some pretty...

Funny, because I'm using them for some pretty high speed long distance, and they work fine. Access to the brakes is no worse than shifting my hand from riding the drops (as opposed to riding the...
10-11-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,659
Posted By livedarklions

Good luck arguing with an 8 year old post.

Good luck arguing with an 8 year old post.
10-11-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,705
Posted By livedarklions

Were the buses supposed to drop their passengers...

Were the buses supposed to drop their passengers on that center island or pop back and forth between the lanes to get to the stop on the right side? Whoever designed this was obviously neither a bus...
10-11-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,816
Posted By livedarklions

I've also dropped people doing that. You have to...

I've also dropped people doing that. You have to figure someone lazy enough to do that on a MUP typically doesn't have a lot of endurance, so a couple.mph is usually more of an increase for them to...
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