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Forum: Commuting
02-23-23, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By Litho dbh

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3.5 miles of this snow yesterday. Pretty dicy. But the...
02-18-23, 12:58 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 20,064
Posted By Polaris OBark

Good point. They can also be used for...

Good point. They can also be used for medium-length distances on flat terrain.

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It is also possible to do this with a full suspension mountain bike, as long as the frame is carbon and...
01-27-23, 02:20 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,278
Posted By Clyde1820

A key point that's hard to get around: basic...

A key point that's hard to get around: basic cycling will remain as one of the more unstoppable methods of basic transportation. It's immune to electrical-grid loss, to floods, to famine, etc. Just...
01-23-23, 02:58 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,598
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

My nearest ALDI has a very convenient wall near...

My nearest ALDI has a very convenient wall near the door to lean my bicycle against where lock it; just like the other stores in the area. I too have had no bicycle stolen in the 20 years I have...
01-22-23, 06:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 583
Posted By rumrunn6

who can resist an easy trail w/ a light coating...

who can resist an easy trail w/ a light coating of snow? riding is waaay better than staying inside
...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-23, 07:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,787
Posted By locolobo13

I commute in street clothes. Loose cargo pants,...

I commute in street clothes. Loose cargo pants, cotton T-shirt typically. This time of year add a long sleeve shirt, sweater and a windbreaker or light jacket. If it's really cold add a thermal...
12-17-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,677
Posted By Polaris OBark

"real" being the operative word.

"real" being the operative word.
Forum: Commuting
11-20-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By BobbyG

Chills and Spills on a Snowy Commute...

Here are the highlights from Friday's snowy commute through central Colorado Springs.

It was powdery by the house, but icy downtown. There's a stretch where the bike lane is to the left of the...
11-11-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,355
Posted By martianone

Cannot ECHO enough this suggestion.......... ...

Cannot ECHO enough this suggestion..........
Get her a gift certificate,
take her to the bike shop,
let HER pick the ride.
Then, go riding with her.
With her, means....
she picks the route,...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By BobbyG

First Snow Commute at the New Job...

Mounted the winter tires this morning and rode my first snow commute of the season in Colorado Springs, and the first snow commute to the new job! (21F with a light dusting...more on the bridges....
11-10-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,692
Posted By Bob Ross

^^^This

^^^This
11-10-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,802
Posted By rsbob

Please report back in 10 years, because I am...

Please report back in 10 years, because I am certain you will still be putting the rest of us to shame.
11-07-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,802
Posted By gobicycling

Aging as we go

Well, I made it to 83yo today. 22 years more than my dad. Many changes past 3+ years in our lives, but we keep plodding on. Too many of my friends are no longer with us. I still bike, swim, walk,...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,742
Posted By flangehead

1. Habit. 2. Habit. 3. Habit. Why...

1. Habit.
2. Habit.
3. Habit.

Why donít I drive a car to work? Habit.
06-19-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,816
Posted By fat biker

President Fell Getting Off His Bike

I just saw on ABCNEWS.com that President Biden fell getting off his bike.

Whether you voted for him or not.
Whether you think he is doing a good or lousy job.

I take heart that The President...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By greatbasin

I can recommend stainless steel by Berthoud. ...

I can recommend stainless steel by Berthoud.
The aluminum or brass by Honjo look good, but I have no experience with their durability.
06-07-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 11,283
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Rim SCRATCH brakes. FIFY Raleigh was still...

Rim SCRATCH brakes. FIFY
Raleigh was still selling rim pull rod pretend brakes till after 1980. LOL. Whata stupid FARCE.
SA 90 mm Drum brakes beat anything.
05-07-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By Road Fan

First ride of the year!

Yesterday was my first ride of the year, really, of three years, with COVID precautions, loss of work bike project rabbit holes, et cetera! 2.75 miles, Dexter-Huron metro park MUP, very comfortable...
04-17-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,879
Posted By wolfchild

I don't take any supplements because the entire...

I don't take any supplements because the entire supplement industry is a scam...Just eat real food, that's all that your body needs.
04-05-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 9,094
Posted By qwaalodge

A fully enclosed/sealed drivetrain would be nice...

A fully enclosed/sealed drivetrain would be nice but the tech doesn't exist yet. I don't mean just IGH but also fully enclosed power transmissions. No more exposed chain / drive shaft, perhaps, not...
03-28-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,449
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

I don't record, monitor or care about performance...

I don't record, monitor or care about performance or distance stats, mine or anybody else's. The only "stats" of concern to me are a yes or no answer to the questions "did I arrive at my destination...
02-20-22, 12:30 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,408
Posted By GamblerGORD53

.... Why I LOVE SA drum brakes. ZERO chance of...

.... Why I LOVE SA drum brakes. ZERO chance of failure.
09-09-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,226
Posted By 72fuji

LOL, you guys with your sports cars???Ö doors?...

LOL, you guys with your sports cars???Ö doors? Side glass? Heater? Some of you had or haveÖ radios??? Overrated!!! Seats that move? Luxury! Had this for 21yrs my road sucks and the wife was getting...
08-31-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,226
Posted By GlennR

I've owned this 74 VW since new and made a few...

I've owned this 74 VW since new and made a few upgrades over the years. There's nothing like the sound of an aircooled engine running at 6000rpm and the smell of rich premium fuel in the exhaust....
Forum: Commuting
07-04-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 868
Posted By timdow

Have you considered a switch to Marathon Plus...

Have you considered a switch to Marathon Plus tires?
06-25-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,078
Posted By RVwriter

Freeranger, I'm of the same mind, but I carry my...

Freeranger, I'm of the same mind, but I carry my justification for riding to another level. I tell myself, "You're 82, dumbass. If you don't ride today, it's a beautiful day lost that you'll never...
05-27-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 26,780
Posted By GlennR

But i built it with my own two hands... it's not...

But i built it with my own two hands... it's not a store bought car.
05-26-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 26,780
Posted By rsbob

Yeah, but donít you have a 911 turbo? Or is it...

Yeah, but donít you have a 911 turbo? Or is it the anniversary edition?
Forum: Commuting
05-06-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,923
Posted By Alligator

I finally gave up and ride my bike in all...

I finally gave up and ride my bike in all weather. I bike to work, and no matter what, I’m out there riding. It takes time to get your clothing figured out so you know what to put on before you...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 21,584
Posted By Inisfallen

I totally get what you're saying. But...

I totally get what you're saying.

But there's another point of view (of course).

I've never cycled to work in anything BUT work clothes. Granted, as an IT drone, I'm not expected to wear a...
04-25-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,995
Posted By jleeg

I did it. I didnít go far from my Merlin, though...

I did it. I didnít go far from my Merlin, though Iím back to steel.

...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,923
Posted By 2_i

My attire for rougher weather is the Tucano...

My attire for rougher weather is the Tucano Urbano Magic Parka (https://www.amazon.de/-/en/Tucano-Urbano-Magic-Mens-Parka/dp/B07P66PW9Y/). When it starts raining you just move a few zippers, without...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,972
Posted By Road commuter

Commuting by bike was the best

Just saying. Commuting can be fun!

Recently retired. Rode just over 58,000 km commuting by bike during my last 13 years. Couldn't have survived the drudgery without it lol

Ride safe!!! David
Forum: Commuting
01-04-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,874
Posted By JaccoW

Oh is that what you're supposed to do? I usually...

Oh is that what you're supposed to do? I usually just put it away like that and ride again the day after. Even a friend of mine who would ride 40km (25 miles) each day for his commute would only lube...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,059
Posted By PaulRivers

In my experience... 700x35c - fastest tire...

In my experience...

700x35c - fastest tire for commutting through ice and snow, will slice through light snowfall to grip the road. But it doesn't handle ice and ruts, or a mix of new and old...
12-06-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,016
Posted By Gresp15C

Well, the climate in my region dictates that...

Well, the climate in my region dictates that there aren't really very many super hot days. So that's taken care of. ;) On the cold side, cold can be turned into heat with clothing. I've got that...
12-05-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,635
Posted By Gresp15C

Just be a slowpoke like me. ;) Despite the many...

Just be a slowpoke like me. ;) Despite the many drawbacks of being a slow cyclist, a benefit is that my muscles just can't burn enough glucose to generate a lot of heat or sweat compared to a more...
09-21-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,349
Posted By berner

All's Well That Ends Well

A few days ago my car ended up with a dead battery while parked in front of the library. Mostly my own fault as I'd left the headlights on. But the battery was old and it had crossed my mind to...
09-20-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,471
Posted By big chainring

Best car I have owned. '81 Mercedes 240D with a 4...

Best car I have owned. '81 Mercedes 240D with a 4 sp maunual trans. Rock solid. 30mpg. You can find high mileage drivers for $2000, stellar low mile examples at $5000. Cast iron engine will do a...
09-12-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,303
Posted By canklecat

Mandela Effect...

Mandela Effect (https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-the-mandela-effect-4589394#:~:text=The%20Mandela%20Effect%20refers%20to,light%20on%20this%20unique%20phenomenon.).

People believe they know...
08-28-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 34,426
Posted By sweeks

If you live in a place where snow can accumulate...

If you live in a place where snow can accumulate on the roads, then you have to assume that at some point you will encounter ice.
Here in Chicago, we get lots of snow and ice, and it's not always...
08-27-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,533
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Promoting bicycling as an activity that will...

Promoting bicycling as an activity that will "help save the planet" or as a "good thing for everyone" might serve some pleasant function for advocates who already believe that, but is unlikely to...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,158
Posted By Archwhorides

*bingo*

*bingo*
Forum: Commuting
08-07-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,158
Posted By CrankyOne

A key reason that people outside of the U.S. use...

A key reason that people outside of the U.S. use enclosed chains. The entire drivetrain stays fairly clean, free from muck and so is highly reliable.

More; City Bikes | LocalMile...
08-02-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 14,138
Posted By GamblerGORD53

SA Drum brakes have been around 90 years I guess....

SA Drum brakes have been around 90 years I guess. My TRP Spyre disc on my Rohloff will stop on a dime, but drums are still the BEST. 100% reliable, predictable, weatherproof, safe because they mostly...
07-18-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,753
Posted By rydabent

If drivers had any common sense, a rare thing...

If drivers had any common sense, a rare thing these days, they should actually be promoting cycling. This would seem to be especially true during morning and evening rush hours. More bikes being...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,136
Posted By Darth Lefty

Bike month is half over and it feels like all the...

Bike month is half over and it feels like all the non-bikers are out there and I'm not
05-01-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,530
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

Another way to have more control over our own...

Another way to have more control over our own safety would be to actually follow the rules of the road. I was riding on the road other other day and I was passed by another cyclist. no big deal. I...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,854
Posted By Nyah

I so wish that chainwheel guards were available...

I so wish that chainwheel guards were available as aftermarket items. I'd prefer to not have to make any adjustments to my trouser leg before getting on my vintage Trek 520. The 2020 Kona Sutra came...
04-16-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,425
Posted By streetstomper

If you're going to criticize them, it would help...

If you're going to criticize them, it would help to get the name right. It's Tannus, not tennis. As for flats, it's not an "odd fear." Some of just want to ride or get places. Sitting on the side of...
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