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08-17-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 245
Posted By tomato coupe

On yer undercarriage.

On yer undercarriage.
08-06-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,672
Posted By cyccommute

You can use Clean Ride without cleaning but the...

You can use Clean Ride without cleaning but the chain will be dirtier throughout itís life. Itís not as dirty as oiled chains but handling the chain will leave your hands black. I clean off the...
08-03-22, 05:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,038
Posted By BTinNYC

I lost my pot belly in the first 5 months of...

I lost my pot belly in the first 5 months of riding. Lost about 10% of body weight. I ride about 4-6 hours per week. I know everybody's metabolism is different but that's my experience.

Very...
07-21-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,015
Posted By Chuck M

:popcorn Given how the last bot thread went...

:popcorn
Given how the last bot thread went several pages before it got shut down and the way folks argue about chain lube, this should be interesting.
07-18-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,170
Posted By genejockey

I agree, you won't lose weight from exercise...

I agree, you won't lose weight from exercise alone, if you keep eating 'on demand'. You'd lose weight if you started exercising and continued to eat the same exact amount, of course, but mostly that...
07-18-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,170
Posted By genejockey

How would you know? You've never been overweight!...

How would you know? You've never been overweight! Your advice on this is like getting travel advice from someone who's never been there.
07-17-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 766
Posted By tyrion

That seems way too high of a tire pressure for...

That seems way too high of a tire pressure for those tires. I'd lower the pressure in 5 PSI increments, ride it and see how it feels. I bet it will feel best in the 25-30 PSI range. But lower the...
07-17-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,170
Posted By MinnMan

Yet another example of the most common logic fail...

Yet another example of the most common logic fail on bf. "What works for me must work for everybody else also."
07-17-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By alcjphil

This is the answer. GRX shifters have a trim...

This is the answer. GRX shifters have a trim function which allows the front derailleur to slightly move to avoid chain rub when cross chained. I have it on my GRX 2 x 11 setup and it works perfectly
07-17-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By BTinNYC

Does the left shifter have, what I'll call, a...

Does the left shifter have, what I'll call, a "trim click"?

On my 2x10 Shimano road brifters, I can click the shifter a little bit to trim the front derailleur to avoid the interference. One of...
07-16-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 500
Posted By cyccommute

8 year old to 16 year old me: “Chains need oil?”

8 year old to 16 year old me: “Chains need oil?”
Forum: Touring
07-14-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,292
Posted By Tourist in MSN

B17 does not work for me when I use the drops on...

B17 does not work for me when I use the drops on drop bars. It is a bit too wide for me. I prefer the Brooks Pro or a Conquest which I think is discontinued again. That said, B17 is very popular....
07-13-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 827
Posted By seypat

Don't you need a different kitt to be a night...

Don't you need a different kitt to be a night rider?
07-12-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,843
Posted By Badger6

Honestly, we donít even need this threadÖjust...

Honestly, we donít even need this threadÖjust peruse the forums here, and thereís no shortage of gems.
07-12-22, 04:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 921
Posted By Chuck M

Under an hour, a half bottle of vodka. Over...

Under an hour, a half bottle of vodka.

Over an hour, a full bottle of vodka.

Edit: If I don't finish the vodka, I toss it in the dumpster for fellow cyclists.
The problem of carrying water...
07-09-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By SurferRosa

Don't go down any hills in traffic on your test...

Don't go down any hills in traffic on your test ride.
07-06-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,507
Posted By iab

People! You won't see a single set of aerobars...

People! You won't see a single set of aerobars nor IM ink. Personally, I think that is a good thing. :)
...
07-03-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4,377
Views: 339,175
Posted By Troul

130 Miles.

130 Miles.
07-01-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4,377
Views: 339,175
Posted By rsbob

Found a road closed to non-vehicle traffic that...

Found a road closed to non-vehicle traffic that climbed relentlessly between 12-17%. After I mile I quit due to being totally annihilated. Who knows where it goes since it is not on any maps - but...
Forum: Touring
06-30-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 883
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I know a guy that on one of his coast to coast...

I know a guy that on one of his coast to coast tours with ACA saw some dress shirts on sale in a store, bought one and tried that, and several others in his group later did the same thing.

On this...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 834
Posted By surak

Where in the group ride are you struggling? Is it...

Where in the group ride are you struggling? Is it when the group is going fast on the flats, downhills, or on climbs? Unless they're going well over 20 mph, my guess is that your bike should be fine...
06-26-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,507
Posted By iab

Obviously no problem if not vintage, its just a...

Obviously no problem if not vintage, its just a bit cooler to hang with vintage folks. Myself, I'll ride off-topic if raining/wet.
06-25-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,720
Posted By njkayaker

Yes, it's certainly "relatively easy" (or easier)...

Yes, it's certainly "relatively easy" (or easier) to import the activities to RWGPS. (It's the same for any of the Garmin devices.)

You can get it to do it automatically:
...
06-24-22, 05:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,720
Posted By AlgarveCycling

In terms of extracting the .fit files from any...

In terms of extracting the .fit files from any device, that is easy. You simply plug the device (Garmin, Wahoo, Hammerhead, whatever) into your computer and find the relevant .fit file for the ride...
Forum: Foo
06-13-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 18,732
Views: 1,063,879
Posted By veganbikes

Has been making macaroni art at the local mental...

Has been making macaroni art at the local mental ward though most of the macaroni ends up his nose. Still thinks he's Jack Nicholson.
06-03-22, 04:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By 77record

The bike helps. 🙂

The bike helps. 🙂
06-02-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By 77record

Loving the new Trek FX2 Disk - update

After years of thought and consideration, I got this 2022 Trek FX2 Disk to replace my 45 year old Raleigh Record. After four months of riding and adjusting it and getting used to things, I absolutely...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-22, 12:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 671
Posted By tomato coupe

You're going to have to decide this on your own,...

You're going to have to decide this on your own, because I don't think anyone will have any strong opinions on the subject.
05-31-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By jrickards

Comfort + bikepacking

I'm considering the purchase of a gravel bike but I'm having trouble making a choice.

Comfort: I'd like the gravel bike to be able to absorb the roughness of the terrain which will be limited to...
05-23-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,256
Posted By veganbikes

I could consider that but I really don't need it,...

I could consider that but I really don't need it, this one is perfect for my needs.
05-22-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,256
Posted By veganbikes

Actually this one: ...

Actually this one:
https://shop.snapon.com/product/Dual-80-Technology-Ratchets-(1-4%22)/1-4%22-Drive-Dual-80-Technology-Magnetic-Bit-Ratchet/TM72

Those if made in a bit ratchet would be a touch...
05-22-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,256
Posted By Digger Goreman

Forgot to say, resist the temptation to make a...

Forgot to say, resist the temptation to make a long stick using the 6mm bit. While close, I feel the wiggle room would damage the holder and or bit.
05-22-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,256
Posted By Digger Goreman

The Crank Brothers is sweet, and I have a similar...

The Crank Brothers is sweet, and I have a similar Chinese knock off that the sticks replaced. Bits wise, I supplemented with an 8mm for pedals and cranks, and a 1/4" shank to put the two sticks...
Forum: Foo
05-21-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 462
Posted By Juan Foote

I sense a disturbance in the Force. Perhaps...

I sense a disturbance in the Force. Perhaps another poster with low post count might come along and tell us via a handy link?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,882
Posted By Miles2go

Never heard back to see how the bike fit is, and...

Never heard back to see how the bike fit is, and from the photo, it looks too small, with a saddle possibly too low. A low saddle drops power, especially during seated climbing, by not including the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 04:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,882
Posted By PeteHski

Probably not the primary issue, given that he has...

Probably not the primary issue, given that he has at least 2 power meters that appear to correlate. Looks more like a power/weight issue at face value. Not that the OP is over-weight, but strong...
05-13-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,574
Posted By Cynikal

Google "double boiler". If you go the sauce pan...

Google "double boiler". If you go the sauce pan route, make sure you heat it in a pot of water otherwise it could catch fire.
05-08-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 867
Posted By 70sSanO

Everyone is different, and this is moving more to...

Everyone is different, and this is moving more to fit.

I'm more torso centric when it comes to setting up my bikes. Once you find a good position for the saddle that meets your needs, whatever...
05-08-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 867
Posted By 70sSanO

Since you have done the analysis paralysis,...

Since you have done the analysis paralysis, looking at a 2021 DS2 (large) geometry, you basically have a 71*, (Offset-38, Trail 82), an 1100 wheelbase, 460 chainstays, and an enormous stack of 616....
05-08-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 867
Posted By PeteHski

Well first there is no conspiracy lol! 1x...

Well first there is no conspiracy lol!
1x totally dominates mountain biking and has done for quite a few years. Road bikes are still mostly 2x. Gravel bikes are split between 1x and 2x options. ...
05-08-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 867
Posted By Iride01

You shouldn't focus on the word endurance. It can...

You shouldn't focus on the word endurance. It can be used to mean different things. Lately it's been appropriated by some to mean the bike is made to give you a more upright position. Some will be...
05-08-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 867
Posted By Darth Lefty

You are not crazy. Bike companies had been...

You are not crazy. Bike companies had been increasing gear range for quite a while, as the number of speeds increased. Not all that range was strictly necessary. Some of it was off the bottom and...
05-08-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 867
Posted By bblair

Ok, now we have the real problem. It's all...

Ok, now we have the real problem.

It's all about trade offs. For example, my titanium Lynskey cost me new kitchen countertops and floor. Worth every freakin' penny.

Then go out and buy...
05-08-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 867
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah, the frame I have a rear rack and panniers...

Yeah, the frame I have a rear rack and panniers in is 432mm to the middle of the rear dropout and I think that is where I have the wheel placed.
I have size 14 shoes and dont have issue with heel...
05-08-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 867
Posted By fishboat

One thought(data point) on chainstay length. It...

One thought(data point) on chainstay length. It can be an issue when riding with rear panniers. 430mm is considered a somewhat short chainstay in touring bike circles, however my touring bike (drop...
05-08-22, 04:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 867
Posted By Jeff Neese

If you can swing the cost, it's nice to have two...

If you can swing the cost, it's nice to have two sets of complete wheels, with different tires mounted for different purposes. It's much easier to swap wheels than change tires.
05-07-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 867
Posted By mstateglfr

Generalizations- - Touring frame has longer...

Generalizations-

- Touring frame has longer chainstays compared to gravel and endurance road.
- Endurance road has slightly faster steering compared to gravel and touring.
- Endurance will have...
Forum: Introductions
05-07-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By RachelB

05-07-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 867
Posted By Darth Lefty

All the things being recommended are cultivars of...

All the things being recommended are cultivars of road bikes (curly handlebars, no suspension). Have you used, or do you think you will like, drop bars? Are you ok going without the suspension fork...
05-07-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 867
Posted By Jeff Neese

Endurance, Touring and Gravel are mostly just...

Endurance, Touring and Gravel are mostly just marketing labels and there is a high degree of overlap. From the description of your rides, it sounds like a "touring" bike is what you want, but as...
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