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05-29-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By epnnf

ride patches

How many here still have some? How many dont know what they are? I started collecting them in the early 90s; my last one is from 2007. Share your experiences. ...
04-09-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,651
Posted By epnnf

When fixing a flat on the road, I pinched the...

When fixing a flat on the road, I pinched the replacement tube, several times.
04-09-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,520
Posted By epnnf

Bad break. Good thing dog didnt cause you to...

Bad break. Good thing dog didnt cause you to wreck.
04-09-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,803
Posted By epnnf

fwiw, Ive never done a charity ride- where you...

fwiw, Ive never done a charity ride- where you have to collect >$50, or even upwards of $500. The organized rides I go on typically cost around $20; more if you get a shirt (not jersey). Sure, I...
02-20-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By epnnf

Use really cheap toothbrushes. Then throw them...

Use really cheap toothbrushes. Then throw them out.
02-20-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3,454
Views: 394,998
Posted By epnnf

mandatory helmet law revoked

Read this (https://www.theblaze.com/news/seattle-mandatory-bicycle-helmet-law-racial-equity#toggle-gdpr)
My opinion may get me banned
01-14-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,832
Posted By epnnf

The same arugment could be made for many other...

The same arugment could be made for many other products besides bikes. Buyer beware.
01-14-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,286
Posted By epnnf

Yep, I know about the 'Loveland bike trail'! But...

Yep, I know about the 'Loveland bike trail'! But I dont like putting my bike in/out the car to go for a ride. I do it, but only if I have to.
01-05-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By epnnf

ummm, are bicycles complicated or what?

ummm, are bicycles complicated or what?
12-18-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,481
Posted By epnnf

Windproof & breathable at the same time? Ive...

Windproof & breathable at the same time? Ive never been able to find that. tmrw, Im gonna try a new vest- it is windproof front & mesh rear. Will report back
11-10-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By epnnf

update, fwiw. Took it to a different (my usual...

update, fwiw. Took it to a different (my usual shop is temporarily closed) shop- they made a simple reach adjustment, using a 2.5mm hex. Problem solved.
11-10-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,247
Posted By epnnf

They do. Thats where I found some XXXL and XXXXL...

They do. Thats where I found some XXXL and XXXXL gloves. Not cycling specific, but I can easily fit heavy liners under them. By themselves, good to around 25/30degF.

For the OPs original...
11-07-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,146
Posted By epnnf

dude, youre livin the good life :thumb:

dude, youre livin the good life :thumb:
11-07-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,191
Posted By epnnf

The Bicycle Wheel talks bout how radial spokes...

The Bicycle Wheel talks bout how radial spokes carry no torque. But of course they have to carry torque, after the hub rotates ahead of the rim. At this point the spokes are no longer truly radial....
11-04-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 774
Posted By epnnf

That looks like a typical USA fab shop..... in...

That looks like a typical USA fab shop..... in the 1960s.
10-28-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,604
Posted By epnnf

bike social distancing

bike social distancing
10-09-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,725
Posted By epnnf

(assuming all else being =) Yes, I would but not...

(assuming all else being =) Yes, I would but not much
09-30-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,430
Posted By epnnf

I always use a visor. idk if they keep the sun...

I always use a visor. idk if they keep the sun off your eyes, tho
09-09-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,108
Posted By epnnf

Besides the usual before-the-ride cleaning &...

Besides the usual before-the-ride cleaning & inspection, after my ride on my Kona today, I tightened the water bottle cage screws, which loosened during the ride. tmrw, Im gonna adjust the front der...
09-05-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,925
Posted By epnnf

seriously? A yelling match would make both...

seriously?

A yelling match would make both parties look stoopid. And the middle finger salute would invite a fight.
07-26-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,679
Posted By epnnf

hmmm Im using their dry lube. Ive never used...

hmmm Im using their dry lube. Ive never used any of their other products
07-25-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By epnnf

New update: rode it & love it :)

New update: rode it & love it :)
07-25-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,089
Posted By epnnf

I love my 3x9s. Some things havent been said...

I love my 3x9s.
Some things havent been said about the current 1x trend. It cant be denied that a 1x is simple, but dont tell me 2x or 3x is complicated. And a 2x or 3x is not as complicated as...
07-20-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By epnnf

Update: took it to my LBS; they said bleed it;...

Update: took it to my LBS; they said bleed it; will pick up bike tmrw :)
06-24-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 908
Posted By epnnf

Looks to me the L pedal is on the R c-arm?

Looks to me the L pedal is on the R c-arm?
05-14-21, 03:48 PM
05-02-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,642
Posted By epnnf

Ive never used a mirror. How does it change your...

Ive never used a mirror. How does it change your behavior? How do deaf ppl ride? Practice vehicular cycling. I turn my head around to look back a lot- its an undistorted view & cars know I can...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,732
Posted By epnnf

Im glad it works for you, but I would never do...

Im glad it works for you, but I would never do that. I hope rim brakes, not disc? I use degreaser to clean my bike; wd40 is only last resort, to break something loose.
02-22-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,035
Posted By epnnf

Can somebody please explain gravel riding to me?

Obviously I've never done it, or even seen it. It sounds like riding on gravel is only slightly safer than riding on marbles. I assume you use around 3 inch bombproof tires, but it would seem to me...
02-05-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,061
Posted By epnnf

Update: Just had eye exam: I passed! Minor...

Update: Just had eye exam: I passed! Minor tweak to my prescription, but nothing else wrong. No need to come back for two years (unless something happens). FWIW, I was examined by retna...
01-12-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,899
Posted By epnnf

everybody does something different. You may have...

everybody does something different. You may have to experiment.
12-02-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 21,940
Posted By epnnf

Cool bike! what is it?

Cool bike! what is it?
11-13-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,378
Posted By epnnf

I dont trust big brother near enough to get...

I dont trust big brother near enough to get microchipped.
10-27-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,088
Posted By epnnf

I think fenders are overestimated. All they do...

I think fenders are overestimated. All they do is get your bike wetter than it otherwise would. And they don't stop it from raining.
10-04-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,666
Posted By epnnf

IMO, cleaning the drivetrain/brakes is more...

IMO, cleaning the drivetrain/brakes is more important than washing the frame.
10-02-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,605
Posted By epnnf

Update: Success! Got it off. I put my right...

Update: Success! Got it off. I put my right foot on the pedal & reached way down w/my right arm for the pipe extension thing I put on the allen hex. It went 'pop' when it broke loose. I thought...
09-24-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,178
Posted By epnnf

IMHO you always get wet, or at least damp, riding...

IMHO you always get wet, or at least damp, riding a bicycle. Weather doesn't matter; what you're wearing doesn't matter. (Only exception is if you're underdressed in winter)
09-21-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,387
Posted By epnnf

cop has right-of-way, but yields anyway

I approach a stop sign intersection. I notice a Glendale (Ohio) police car @ the cross street. He was there first. I come to a complete stop/put my foot down; he gives a hand signal for me to go...
09-14-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,279
Posted By epnnf

Update: got new cassette- problem solved! (after...

Update: got new cassette- problem solved! (after slight adjustment)
ummm, my cassette has seen ... 4 previous chains, not 2 as I previously stated :mad:
This is my old cassette: ...
09-10-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,581
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).
05-16-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,780
Posted By epnnf

I take medical advice from doctors, not...

I take medical advice from doctors, not politicians.
03-28-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,507
Posted By epnnf

Impossible to be waterproof & breathable at the...

Impossible to be waterproof & breathable at the same time.
12-25-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,248
Posted By epnnf

Why carry a multi tool?

Seriously. In my experience, 99% of mechanicals are flat tires, the rest are things a multi-tool can't fix- frayed cable, broken saddle bolt. Yes, I carry one; but I've never used it.
12-11-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,503
Posted By epnnf

I hate cycling jackets

They are windproof; I get that. But after a few miles, I warm up; start to sweat. Then, stop, take off jacket, dry off, continue riding. Uphill, lower zip; downhill, zip up. On flats, bend over...
11-20-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,161
Posted By epnnf

This kind of thing can happen during the day!

This kind of thing can happen during the day!
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