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04-19-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 70
Igh
Views: 2,395
Posted By tkamd73

Had one as a kid on a Schwinn Racer, 2 speed w...

Had one as a kid on a Schwinn Racer, 2 speed w coaster brake. Beat the crap out of that bike, never occurred to me to oil it, or do any other maintenance. Last year got a hold of a Sports Tourer...
04-10-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 70
Igh
Views: 2,395
Posted By fredlord

That is a beautiful bike.

That is a beautiful bike.
04-09-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 70
Igh
Views: 2,395
Posted By tcs

Since we're showing IGH bikes, here's my Dawes...

Since we're showing IGH bikes, here's my Dawes frame fitted 12 years ago with a Sturmey-Archer XRF8(W). Wonderful machine; quiet, responsive, comfortable, not a moment's trouble.
...
04-09-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 70
Igh
Views: 2,395
Posted By BFisher

Internally geared hubs can be a great thing for...

Internally geared hubs can be a great thing for the reasons already covered by others here. To me they are just another choice/variety to enjoy. I will say that it is a different style of riding than...
04-09-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 70
Igh
Views: 2,395
Posted By tcs

Okay. Derailleur and IGH Competition in the...

Okay.
Derailleur and IGH Competition in the 1930s

Copyright Tom Shaddox



1937 will be remembered by gear-head cycle historians as the summer the derailleur made a belated return to the Tour...
04-07-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,646
Posted By Hiro11

He doesn't say that at all. He says that for...

He doesn't say that at all. He says that for urban commuting, the omafiets is more practical and better suited to the task. He then goes through the features of the bike to bolster his case. I think...
04-07-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,646
Posted By Aussie_Cyclist

I own a Dutch bike. Lekker is a Dutch business...

I own a Dutch bike. Lekker is a Dutch business based in Australia. As for hub gears not being efficient to get up hills, mine certainly gets me up the hill to my home without any issue.
...
03-26-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You are cross chaining BADLY. Put it on 26-11. ...

You are cross chaining BADLY.
Put it on 26-11.
Stand behind the bike and look at the angle of the chain. BAD!!!
It should be obvious why you don't use that combination.
Forum: Touring
03-25-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Posted By Germany_chris

Tout Terrain is pushing them pretty hard I like...

Tout Terrain is pushing them pretty hard I like to think that’s because they have tested them since touring is their business but Rohloff is a known commodity.
Forum: Touring
03-05-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,147
Posted By Pratt

Just to muddy the waters, have you considered a...

Just to muddy the waters, have you considered a Pinion geared bottom bracket? It gives a 600%+ range and 18 separate, unduplicated gears. Then you can also get involved in a lot of arm waving about...
03-01-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,124
Posted By fooferdoggie

the bikes weigh more. my e bike is a modest 52...

the bikes weigh more. my e bike is a modest 52 ponds with nothing on it with my normal gear its 70 pounds. but my bike was designed to be a e bike by a bike company so it makes a difference. I ave...
02-15-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 7,567
Posted By 70sSanO

Discussing disc brakes is child’s play. The...

Discussing disc brakes is child’s play.

The real discussion is eliminating the antiquated chain-derailleur system.

...but I like wearing out my drivetrain and getting grease all over my hands....
02-15-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 7,567
Posted By guachi

It's not honest opinion piece because the general...

It's not honest opinion piece because the general market was shifting to disc brakes faster than the pros were.
Forum: Foo
02-14-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,736
Posted By Hondo Gravel

I have cruised through Edmonton and Calgary back...

I have cruised through Edmonton and Calgary back in 2002 while visiting Banff and Jasper and all the national Parks. Beautiful area and it didn’t take long to get use to kilometers and the 2 dollar...
Forum: Foo
02-14-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,736
Posted By Hondo Gravel

One more picture and I will stop :lol: just...

One more picture and I will stop :lol: just understand this is a very rare event, Sure we will get some flakes here or there but never real snow. Not several feet like up north but this is eventful...
01-24-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,960
Posted By UKFan4Sure

It doesn't surprise me a bit. On a personal...

It doesn't surprise me a bit. On a personal level, I'm pretty well burned out on watching sports. It started with the knee-taking for me.
01-24-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,124
Posted By work4bike

The video makes some very good points and I don't...

The video makes some very good points and I don't see it as e-bike drivel, rather the dangers observed by e-bike riders. I see them all the time; they have the mindset of a bike rider, but should...
01-22-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,557
Posted By Edward1066

Tuesday afternoon donut ride... It's a 62cm...

Tuesday afternoon donut ride... It's a 62cm Rivendell Appaloosa....
01-21-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,124
Posted By bikeaddiction1

As a cyclist and motorcyclist I have had many of...

As a cyclist and motorcyclist I have had many of the same thoughts shown in this video. The biggest danger to me is someone who doesn't really cycle much because it is too hard or takes too long,...
01-19-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,213
Posted By hsuBM

Most boomers who are still alive were living...

Most boomers who are still alive were living unhealthy as possible for the previous forty years.

They are the obese that’ve been spotlit as stereotypical Americans on news broadcasts around the...
01-19-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,733
Posted By drewfio

An update: After contacting several more...

An update:

After contacting several more bike shops, most of which did not want to take on frame repair work, I found one that would—Harvest Cyclery in Brooklyn. When I brought the bike in, they...
01-16-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By chaadster

I’d be inclined to use a vinyl and leather repair...

I’d be inclined to use a vinyl and leather repair kit, in order to make as seamless a repair as possible. I’ve used 3M vinyl repair on car seats, and the result was quite good and durable.
01-13-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,409
Posted By HD3andMe

Where do people get this nonsense from? Pro...

Where do people get this nonsense from?

Pro riders don't go 75mph coming in to their turns, in their turns, or after their turns.
12-18-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,688
Posted By MyRedTrek

Looks like it's a moot point - these DT Swiss...

Looks like it's a moot point - these DT Swiss nipples state not to use any lubricant or prep with them. I just got them today.
12-15-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,490
Posted By Koyote

These people who are suggesting that both tires...

These people who are suggesting that both tires be replaced each time the rear tire is worn out -- please tell us which tires you are using. On one of my most-ridden bikes, I run Rene Herse tires...
12-13-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,507
Posted By CliffordK

Here is another photo: ...

Here is another photo:
https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/local-nevada/5-bicyclists-killed-4-others-injured-in-crash-involving-truck-2212306/
...
12-09-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 952
Posted By Cougrrcj

The climate is always changing! 14,000...

The climate is always changing!

14,000 years ago, where I sit was buried under a mile of ice (glacially-scoured lower Great Lakes during the last Ice Age). Man did not cause the warming that...
12-09-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 971
Posted By Troul

temperature & pad material is a factor in causing...

temperature & pad material is a factor in causing such noise. A pad that is resin based with least metal/ceramic material should be less noticeable.
12-09-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 971
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

All disc brakes are loud when wet (even on autos...

All disc brakes are loud when wet (even on autos and trucks). They only get quiet once the rotor is hot enough to burn off the water.

Watch the start of a wet CX or MTB race and one will hear lots...
12-02-20, 02:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By JoeTBM

Is that a cable stop bracket for center pull...

Is that a cable stop bracket for center pull breaks above the basket mount? Are you drilling through the basket mount for the cable adjuster and cable to pass through.You could eliminate the cable...
Forum: Touring
11-30-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,712
Posted By Chris Pringle

I agree. This doesn’t look at all like the type...

I agree. This doesn’t look at all like the type of touring bike someone serious about bike touring would like to invest in - short chainstays, the rear rack looks weak, the mudguards don’t offer much...
11-28-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,508
Posted By bikemeister

Years ago I took a steel 10-speed frame and...

Years ago I took a steel 10-speed frame and re-did it with a Torpedo 3S coaster brake rear hub. 27 inch wheels, minimalist design, brake hoods only for hand rest, bar end shifter for changing gears....
Forum: Touring
11-23-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,712
Posted By muse kidd

Here's my Dawes outside St. Brides Netherwent...

Here's my Dawes outside St. Brides Netherwent from August of this year...
...
11-22-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,508
Posted By tkamd73

Did that with a Sturmey Archer 2 speed kickback...

Did that with a Sturmey Archer 2 speed kickback hub, new one though. Doubt I’ll have issues with the brake arm, and chain stay on this old Schwinn. Sorry not a 3 speed, but no issues with 700 rim, or...
11-21-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,234
Posted By rsbob

If you ask the majority of hard-core mtn bikers...

If you ask the majority of hard-core mtn bikers if they are ‘cyclists’ they would probably ask what you are smoking. Their idea of cyclists are pavement and gravel riders, where their domain is...
Forum: Touring
11-12-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,712
Posted By hsuBM

All of the touring bikes I’ve seen on YT in the...

All of the touring bikes I’ve seen on YT in the last decade are either full-on Rivendell style rigs or sloping top tube Aluminum frames with Rohloff hubs and disc brakes.

This bike looks a bit...
11-06-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,123
Posted By CargoDane

I'm glad I've switched completely to IGHs.

I'm glad I've switched completely to IGHs.
11-04-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,323
Posted By wayne2000

Cruisers are CHEAP. They don’t need adjustments...

Cruisers are CHEAP. They don’t need adjustments to a shifter. The brakes last forever. No cables to adjust. Just get on pedal forward to go, backwards to stop. There are a million videos to fix...
11-01-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,288
Posted By Amt0571

The shape suggests me it's a scratch.

The shape suggests me it's a scratch.
10-27-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,357
Posted By Leebo

Replace when worn.

Replace when worn.
Forum: Touring
10-21-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,179
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You are worried about bike weight for touring?...

You are worried about bike weight for touring? What about the luggage?

I would use the saddle, stem etc. that fit the best for long tours. Not the lightest racing fit that is horrible to endure...
10-20-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,958
Posted By wilson_smyth

Op here, reporting back with some rock solid,...

Op here, reporting back with some rock solid, incontrovertible, highly subjective results!

Cycled to and from work today with the tires at a shade under 50psi, down from 70.

It was much more...
10-20-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,958
Posted By rydabent

Sorry it has been proven that a wider tire up to...

Sorry it has been proven that a wider tire up to a point is faster. A wider tire absorbs bumps and does not lift the bike and rider. When a bike is forced to rise, there is a drop in speed. It...
10-20-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,958
Posted By gorillimo

The bars are Noirette plus, from Amazon. Pretty...

The bars are Noirette plus, from Amazon.
Pretty funny. The bike previous to this was a modded Rockhopper!...
10-13-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 989
Posted By Gary in NJ

Because if you are cycling for exercise, than the...

Because if you are cycling for exercise, than the higher the speed the more aerobic the exercise will be. On a typical ride my heart rate will average in the mid-160's (peaking near 190 depending on...
10-12-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,048
Posted By arty dave

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1212/dl_1_for_blogger_43cee29ad9f651816c8d6f5dfffed3243eea8bbe.jpg

The short answer is no. I think there is just too much flex and slop...
09-26-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,048
Posted By bwilli88

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/img_20200916_120636_0f65abc4d5f56014c4da2d71e3200e25c8e93fc2.jpg...
09-04-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,748
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

I have used handlebars that are comfortable for...

I have used handlebars that are comfortable for me for daily commuting and city riding for over 65 years, been comfortable for day trips of over 100 miles too. Never needed to change to different...
08-29-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,128
Posted By shelbyfv

Yawn....

Yawn. https://www.bikeforums.net/fifty-plus-50/1211303-caution.html
08-28-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,778
Posted By alcjphil

Actually, you have that backwards. There would be...

Actually, you have that backwards. There would be no sense spending money on tires until you are sure you can successfully rehabilitate the mechanical systems on the bike. You might end up with new...
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