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08-25-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,902
Posted By Koyote

I get off the bike and drink a cold beer.

I get off the bike and drink a cold beer.
08-23-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,254
Posted By JohnDThompson

In general, the benefit of "stiffness" in a...

In general, the benefit of "stiffness" in a bicycle increases with rider weight and decreases with road/trail roughness. A heavy rider on smooth pavement gets the most benefit from a stiff bicycle; a...
08-19-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,175
Posted By mstateglfr

Go to a store and tell them you want a saddle...

Go to a store and tell them you want a saddle that will fix the pain in your sperm tubes.
...or maybe phrase it any number of better ways.
08-17-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,175
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

My sperm tubes are only good for a few minutes. ...

My sperm tubes are only good for a few minutes. Longer if I coast.
06-06-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,055
Posted By livedarklions

Time to remind a few people that the former guy...

Time to remind a few people that the former guy couldn't drink from a bottle properly.
05-11-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 730
Posted By Bill in VA

For me it is simple. On a vintage bike with a...

For me it is simple. On a vintage bike with a NON-hook bead rim, wired-on. A folding tire will blow off a non-hooked rim at a lower pressure all things being equal. There used to be some tight...
04-25-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 817
Posted By T-Mar

Nubuo Ozaki, assignor to Yoshigai Kikai Kinzoku...

Nubuo Ozaki, assignor to Yoshigai Kikai Kinzoku (Dia-Compe) filed the USA patent application for their brake safety level in October 1966 and it was granted in October 1968. The patent may have been...
04-05-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,162
Posted By thumpism

You should have led with this one. Nice bike.

You should have led with this one. Nice bike.
11-16-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 864
Posted By P!N20

Probably need some more photos.

Probably need some more photos.
11-13-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,543
Posted By Lemond1985

Head tube size. I know roughly what a 56 cm (my...

Head tube size. I know roughly what a 56 cm (my ideal frame size) head tube looks like, so that's my visual target.
10-20-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,730
Posted By redcon1

My childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon,...

My childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring, we'd make meat helmets... and wear them while riding our bicycles.
10-13-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,623
Posted By shelbyfv

Any suspension on a bike in that price range will...

Any suspension on a bike in that price range will be junk. It will never work properly and will quickly die. You will be left with extra weight and hinky handling. For something functional anywhere...
09-25-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,736
Posted By phughes

This is probably not the best place to look for...

This is probably not the best place to look for an attorney.
09-12-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,601
Posted By yobuttin

Penny Farthing 1885 Columbia Expert Restoration: before/after

I had another thread that was moved to appraisals, so I wanted to share here. We recently had our bike restored. Took approx 10 months to completely overhaul it. Here are some before photos:
...
09-08-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,292
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Which technique? Showing his butt?

Which technique? Showing his butt?
09-03-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,111
Posted By Litespud

A few years of ingrained sweaty taint, and you’ll...

A few years of ingrained sweaty taint, and you’ll be nostalgic for that wet sheep smell
08-28-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,252
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

So what? Would they be better tires if...

So what? Would they be better tires if manufactured in Europe/Japan or just have a better snob appeal patina?
08-23-20, 02:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,279
Posted By GlennR

Too long is better than too short.

Too long is better than too short.
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By Darth Lefty

I hear boomerangs are making a comeback. ...

I hear boomerangs are making a comeback.





...sorry ;)
08-22-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,547
Posted By shelbyfv

Your doc may have an opinion:foo:

Your doc may have an opinion:foo:
08-18-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,779
Posted By GlennR

I ride 150 miles a week and still weigh the same...

I ride 150 miles a week and still weigh the same as I did 6 months ago.

Diet is the only way.
08-18-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,713
Posted By MattTheHat

And yet the post remains. How is this spam? The...

And yet the post remains. How is this spam? The OP references a story about the bicycle industry. That seems fairly on topic.

"The apologist should be receiving negative points for being...
08-18-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,713
Posted By DaverSomething

At least his post was attempting to be...

At least his post was attempting to be constructive. Yours on the other hand... wow dude.
08-12-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,164
Posted By bikemig

Steel frames have not improved as much as parts...

Steel frames have not improved as much as parts have. A modern frame is lighter but vintage frames are cooler IMHO. You can get a lighter steel bike than you could back in the day, but I think parts...
08-08-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,416
Posted By tomato coupe

Yes, it's too hot to ride when fonts swell to...

Yes, it's too hot to ride when fonts swell to double their normal size.
07-03-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,463
Posted By Berg417448

Several times I have had clicking that I thought...

Several times I have had clicking that I thought was coming from the crank/pedal area of one of my bikes and it turned out to be saddle/seatpost noise.
06-30-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 17,964
Posted By caloso

You know what’s really inefficient? Having your...

You know what’s really inefficient? Having your foot come off the pedal unexpectedly.
06-16-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,731
Posted By Trakhak

"You trained your bicycle to dance . . . " ...

"You trained your bicycle to dance . . . "

From Jack Bruce's first solo album:

Tickets To Waterfalls
06-05-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 11,198
Posted By livedarklions

Yeah, sure, so annoyed with littering I want to...

Yeah, sure, so annoyed with littering I want to assault a little girl.

Seriously????!!!!!
06-05-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 11,198
Posted By nomadmax

I'm with you, he needs to be in jail for sure....

I'm with you, he needs to be in jail for sure. Moreover, it wouldn't be much of a stretch to hook him up on a civil rights violation. They weren't doing anything to him, just exercising their right...
06-05-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 11,198
Posted By livedarklions

Seriously, how big of a scumbag is he? That's a...

Seriously, how big of a scumbag is he? That's a little girl he assaulted.

I'd hope anyone on BF who recognizes him will come forward.
06-05-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 11,198
Posted By livedarklions

Doesn't look like an off-duty cop at all, amirite?

Doesn't look like an off-duty cop at all, amirite?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,330
Posted By Racing Dan

The bike myth the WONT die. It never fails :-) ...

The bike myth the WONT die. It never fails :-)

Its NOT cosmoline. Bike chains are ready to use out of box. You think Giant or your LBS washes 50 mio chains a year in solvent?
05-22-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,251
Posted By downtube42

Next Friday I'll drive up to the Seattle area and...

Next Friday I'll drive up to the Seattle area and do a100k out and back that's about 30% in couger country. My take on fatal risks is something like

1 automobile accident driving up
2 automobile...
05-21-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,251
Posted By Jonathan Hanson

The important thing to remember is just how...

The important thing to remember is just how vanishingly unlikely it is to be attacked by a cougar. And as a matter of fact, it has been shown that fighting back if you are attacked is successful in a...
09-17-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,413
Posted By u235

She said, hey good looking, we'll be back later...

She said, hey good looking, we'll be back later to pick you up later.
09-10-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,816
Posted By livedarklions

I don't know why some people think making the OP...

I don't know why some people think making the OP sound like he's asking a stupid question when he's not is a clever thing to do, but it's basically a jerk move.

The question is whether the various...
08-28-19, 11:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,904
Posted By ThermionicScott

Attitude is everything. If you're not worrying...

Attitude is everything. If you're not worrying about dying, you can relax, stay off the brakes, and point your bike in the quickest direction downhill.

Not sure how to learn that at my stage of...
08-22-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,341
Posted By mstateglfr

Nope, dont buy it. 105 has a paddle plus brake...

Nope, dont buy it. 105 has a paddle plus brake lever. Tourney has a thumb button.
That alone makes for a totally different feel.
If you actually rode bikes, you would know this. I would be shocked...
08-15-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,368
Posted By SurferRosa

^ Looks like a fun bike to ride over to Wally's...

^ Looks like a fun bike to ride over to Wally's and give him and Beav the business. :thumb:
08-15-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,561
Posted By Daniel4

Good for you. I suspect there are a lot more...

Good for you. I suspect there are a lot more people like you. If not now, then in the near future.
08-11-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,692
Posted By juvela

----- Three posts making the same...

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Three posts making the same statement...

All you need do is post it seven more times and you will be eligible to post photos...


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Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,364
Posted By nomadmax

Does PR stand for "paragraphs"? ;)

Does PR stand for "paragraphs"? ;)
08-10-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,831
Posted By jdawginsc

You don't buy deltas to stop your bicycle... ...

You don't buy deltas to stop your bicycle...

You buy them to have others stop theirs...
08-09-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,460
Posted By Kapusta

I was going to suggest telling random strangers...

I was going to suggest telling random strangers about your marital problems, but I see you already have that covered.
08-02-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,334
Posted By mynewnchome

This usually goes away2 minutes after beginning...

This usually goes away2 minutes after beginning to pedal
07-27-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,354
Posted By TakingMyTime

I've always felt that bicycling was a personal...

I've always felt that bicycling was a personal endeavor. I just don't see it as a spectator sport.
07-27-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,354
Posted By wolfchild

I have absolutely no interest in bike racing....I...

I have absolutely no interest in bike racing....I am just a commuter and recreational rider who rides for fitness and fun.
06-25-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,753
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

There are a large number of people who play a...

There are a large number of people who play a game I like to call "Stump the Bikestore".
People playing STBS might come in with tricky questions about obsolete parts ('you don't know the different...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,925
Posted By Nachoman

I get it. I used to be like you guys. I didn't...

I get it. I used to be like you guys. I didn't care about making a thirty dollar chain last a few extra months. It was all about a clean machine.
Now all I do is re-lube the chain and run a rag over...
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