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04-21-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 551
Posted By Litespud

Mother of god - and I thought my 2020 was...

Mother of god - and I thought my 2020 was bad.....😟
04-21-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 551
Posted By cj3209

I like her bike...yours is nice too. :lol:

I like her bike...yours is nice too.
:lol:
04-21-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,765
Posted By aplcr0331

The reason why you can't understand it is because...

The reason why you can't understand it is because 90% of these "stories" are made up...

When you read these Walter Mitty accounts of glory about passing some "lycra clad racer" pay attention to...
04-21-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By sovende

I think individuals should do a cost/benefit...

I think individuals should do a cost/benefit analysis before buying the “best of the best” tools (or just about anything for that matter :50:). For someone that frequently wrenches on bikes and maybe...
04-20-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 820
Posted By growlerdinky

this is tracking really well

this is tracking really well
04-20-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 17,535
Posted By Iride01

Why pick a zombie thread not really related to...

Why pick a zombie thread not really related to your question to ask?

This would be a good question for a new thread of it's own. Welcome to BF.

You want to pedal your bike in the gear combo...
04-19-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,765
Posted By burnthesheep

I do use the greenway to get to the gravel or to...

I do use the greenway to get to the gravel or to cut across a bad part of town to get to some road riding. If I have to pass folks on that, I try to be as courteous as possible. If I plan to use...
04-18-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By 2_i

How did you attach the chain to the post? Did you...

How did you attach the chain to the post? Did you drill small holes for the nails? The chain's steel must be quite hard. Otherwise very cool!
04-18-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,272
Posted By BillyD

SMFH https://i.imgur.com/NKoX5qa.gif

SMFH

https://i.imgur.com/NKoX5qa.gif
04-16-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By mstateglfr

I think one of my kids has a Raleigh r500 frame...

I think one of my kids has a Raleigh r500 frame for her road bike. It was powdercoated, but im pretty sure that is the frame model. Point is- the bike is completely modern except for headset as its...
04-15-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,272
Posted By jaxgtr

:popcorn

:popcorn
04-15-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By stevel610

New (to me) bike day! CAAD9

Just picked up this 2010 CAAD9 ($475). My first aluminum road bike. Tiagra group, WH-500 wheels. Have GP5000's on the way. Very clean except the chain. It was ridden very little....
04-14-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By guachi

My wife isn't particularly comfortable riding...

My wife isn't particularly comfortable riding outside on many of the roads where we live and I don't blame her. But all that means is we look a little harder to find better places to ride and put the...
04-14-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 406
Posted By Juan el Boricua

Lube the freewheel by oiling through the gap...

Lube the freewheel by oiling through the gap between freewheel cover and teeth ring, "run it backwards" with finger to help coating everything inside ( I would continue oiling 'til it runs from the...
04-13-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 406
Posted By Jeff Wills

Perfectly normal for a cheap freewheel. The...

Perfectly normal for a cheap freewheel. The bearings aren't the best quality but then they don't have to be- when you're coasting there's no load on the bearings.

Put the chain back on, make sure...
04-13-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By gkamieneski

Works much better attached to the seat tube...

Works much better attached to the seat tube bosses, if you have them.
04-13-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,765
Posted By hazetguy

fear not, there are several, more subtle...

fear not, there are several, more subtle references to "that thread" here. also see post 34 above ;) .


"that thread", for those who might not know:...
04-13-21, 04:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 443
Posted By nlerner

You might want to try removing the crankset.

You might want to try removing the crankset.
04-12-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By ramzilla

Specialized Epic Carbon Fiber

I got this bike recently. It's a carbon fiber lugged frame. My best guess is it's 1993 vintage. The PO converted it to a single speed. (I refurbished it to a new 8 speed drive train. All new STI...
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By Lewis Yelin

So far so good! After replacing the inner tubes,...

So far so good! After replacing the inner tubes, brake hardware, and pads, adjusting the shifters on the handlebar and re-taping, and tuning the front derailleur, I took it for a spin today. It rode...
04-12-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,765
Posted By genejockey

There are SO MANY CYCLISTS out on the roads I...

There are SO MANY CYCLISTS out on the roads I ride these days that if I DIDN'T pass people I'd be stuck riding at single digit miles per hour.

After hearing about how often female cyclists are...
04-12-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,765
Posted By Troul

They just didn't want to put the cart before the...

They just didn't want to put the cart before the horse, after already bugging you.
04-12-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,765
Posted By guachi

Take a bow for that arrow joke.

Take a bow for that arrow joke.
04-12-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 799
Posted By francophile

This ^^ The seller isn't being forthright...

This ^^

The seller isn't being forthright with you. That's not just "surface rust" and I say this because "surface" implies the corrosion is on top of the chrome. What you're showing in those...
04-12-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,830
Posted By styggno1

# 14 ...

# 14

https://live.staticflickr.com/1570/23836112212_63aa2d7b0b_o.jpg
04-11-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,371
Posted By Speedway2

Anatolia.....have you looked in the...

Anatolia.....have you looked in the Clydesdales/Athenas (200+lb/91+kg) threads?
04-11-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,371
Posted By masi61

Why not oversized aluminum?

Cannondales - new or used have all kinds of options that would be perfectly robust for even the heaviest of riders. For maximum durability, having custom wheels built is where I would put a good...
04-11-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,371
Posted By MRT2

Welcome to the forums. There are plenty of...

Welcome to the forums. There are plenty of touring rigs out there, and other variations on the touring or light touring theme. I ride a 2012 Salsa Casserol, though I have changed out the wheels on it...
04-10-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 20,251
Views: 3,404,670
Posted By cudak888

Translation: "I can't date, I can't spell, I...

Translation: "I can't date, I can't spell, I can't count, I can't measure."

-Kurt
04-10-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 20,251
Views: 3,404,670
Posted By cb400bill

No, no, no, and no. ...

No, no, no, and no.

https://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/bik/d/saint-clair-shores-1972-miyata-13-speed/7290884078.html 1972 Miyata 13 speed - $400I have a 13 speed Miata road bike. mostly for a tall...
04-10-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20,251
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Posted By cudak888

You bloody well better believe that price is...

You bloody well better believe that price is negotiable, buddy.
...
04-09-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,177
Posted By squirtdad

Lewis Yelin options48 CM FUJI ROUBAIX PRO...

Lewis Yelin options48 CM FUJI ROUBAIX PRO REYNOLDS 853 ULTEGRA 9 SPEED - $475 (GLOVER PARK)https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/bik/d/washington-48-cm-fuji-roubaix-pro/7303419643.html

2003...
04-09-21, 03:30 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,830
Posted By styggno1

#11 ...

#11

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49646588888_a17d06ccff_b.jpg
04-08-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By cudak888

I've had the pleasure (not) of being punted off...

I've had the pleasure (not) of being punted off the brown one while stopped. Crankset bent and the chainguard took a beating, but I've replaced them since. Can't recall if it was USAZorro or ...
04-08-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 985
Posted By pbass

Good stuff, everybody. I do think for starters...

Good stuff, everybody. I do think for starters volunteering somehow as Koyote suggests to at least get involved more with the rest of the cycling community is a great start.
04-08-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,830
Posted By xiaoman1

That's the way, aha, aha / I like it, aha, aha!...

That's the way, aha, aha / I like it, aha, aha! :D
Best, Ben
04-08-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 947
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

...and theyíre kept under lock & key?

...and theyíre kept under lock & key?
04-08-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 947
Posted By tomato coupe

Do I understand this correctly? The store...

Do I understand this correctly? The store employee trusted you with an item that costs $1.97?
Replies: 13
Views: 3,673
Posted By francophile

This thread may take the trophy for most...

This thread may take the trophy for most 1-and-done forum posters :D
04-08-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 985
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Photography and videography. I do it for fun but...

Photography and videography. I do it for fun but have had many people ask to pay. I don't have the heart to charge friends to do what I do for fun. But I have received a loooooot of things because of...
04-08-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,177
Posted By Wilbur76

Personally I’d go with a new bike with 105...

Personally I’d go with a new bike with 105 groupset. Usually the LBS performs a basic bike fit to get you dialed in. And you get a new bike warranty. And you’re riding today. You can always buy a...
04-08-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,830
Posted By Chuckk

I picked up this Citizen self winder at a garage...

I picked up this Citizen self winder at a garage sale a couple years ago. One buck because "The Battery is Dead".
All it needed was to move. Now my dress watch....
04-08-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,177
Posted By icemilkcoffee

A lot of people have pointed out that putting...

A lot of people have pointed out that putting together a bike will cost more than buying a complete bike. What they neglected , is that the complete bike will also cost more than the complete bike!...
04-08-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,177
Posted By 70sSanO

Having built bikes from the frame, as well as...

Having built bikes from the frame, as well as buying, unless your friend has great connections/sources/parts bins to get parts cheap, and can build the bike himself, it is almost always more...
04-08-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,177
Posted By rccardr

That's crazy. Just took a peek at the DC CL and...

That's crazy. Just took a peek at the DC CL and found a half dozen possibilities in less than 5 minutes.
Will he find The Deal Of The Century just as the weather turns beautiful? No.
But there...
04-08-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,177
Posted By AeroGut

There are two time considerations here. One is...

There are two time considerations here. One is how long it takes to put the parts on the bike, which isnít a lot if heís worked on bikes before and has access to the right tools.
The second, more...
04-07-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 557
Posted By merziac

And chamfer the top. ;)

And chamfer the top. ;)
04-06-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,830
Posted By steelbikeguy

I do use analog watches, but nothing vintage. ...

I do use analog watches, but nothing vintage.
I've got an electro-mechanical clock, a Junghans ATO, that my dad bought in Germany while stationed there in the 50's. Very cool, but maybe not of...
04-06-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,830
Posted By Bogester

Nice. Iím wearing itís cousin. ...

Nice. Iím wearing itís cousin.
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04-06-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 961
Posted By Troul

can it? Yes. Will it exceed the cost rather than...

can it? Yes. Will it exceed the cost rather than just finding a good frame or ready to go bicycle? More than likely so.
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