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02-03-23, 03:03 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 24,453
Posted By Paul Barnard

That makes three of us.

That makes three of us.
02-03-23, 02:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 618
Posted By terrymorse

Our house is 500 feet from Matadero Creek. Yes,...

Our house is 500 feet from Matadero Creek. Yes, it used to be scary when it was raining hard. But the city did a flood control upgrade with big retaining walls, and now the water never gets up very...
02-03-23, 12:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 618
Posted By terrymorse

Yep. There's a new up-an-coming season, though....

Yep. There's a new up-an-coming season, though. It's called smoke.

Smoke season: Get up in the morning, open the air quality map, see if there's somewhere that has somewhat breathable air. Plan...
02-03-23, 12:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 863
Posted By jaxgtr

The Park Tool DKB 1.1 If your shifter or...

The Park Tool DKB 1.1

If your shifter or derailleur does not work, you need the new Park Tools Derailleur Kicking Boot.

...
01-31-23, 08:37 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 24,453
Posted By mr_bill

Multiple threat crossing. We lose so many...

Multiple threat crossing.

We lose so many people to this DESIGN FLAW.

People who call pedestrians meat pylons blather about Darwin Awards.

-mr. bill
01-28-23, 10:11 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,933
Posted By mschwett

the other direction works well when the sidewalks...

the other direction works well when the sidewalks are 12’ or more, otherwise the bikes block the accessible way.



totally agree - outside of new development or major remodeling, this is done...
01-28-23, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By badger1

A good essay; thanks for linking it. For anyone...

A good essay; thanks for linking it. For anyone interested, there is an excellent -- and very thorough -- book covering Bartali's life:...
01-26-23, 06:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,267
Posted By Lombard

The big question here is what is the definition...

The big question here is what is the definition of "one cycle" if the traffic light never cycles?
01-25-23, 09:53 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,322
Posted By BillyD

Seems this thread is done. Adios!

Seems this thread is done. Adios!
01-25-23, 04:06 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,933
Posted By Chuck M

Now this is actually a pretty good idea. The...

Now this is actually a pretty good idea. The downtown shopping district in my town I think would benefit from something along the lines of converting a couple of car spots each block to a bike...
01-25-23, 03:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,010
Posted By Frog Man

I just set up a new road bicycle yesterday so...

I just set up a new road bicycle yesterday so I've been learning a bit more about how the front derailleur works. The ramp up makes sense as I see it working.

I'm curious about front derailleurs,...
01-25-23, 02:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,267
Posted By rsbob

Then there are the left lane signals which...

Then there are the left lane signals which require more than a bike to trip the element to change the light. I even try leaning the bike down and over the lines and still no love. So I sit/stand...
01-25-23, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By shelbyfv

When I was a kid we had a contraption known as an...

When I was a kid we had a contraption known as an "Irish Mail." Looked similar to this, as I recall.
...
01-25-23, 12:22 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,933
Posted By Eric F

Finding what works best for you makes sense. I...

Finding what works best for you makes sense. I was just sharing some of my experiences with the low-rpm game. Even on the road bike, I tend to mix in some low-rpm work because I like the way my...
01-25-23, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By KerryIrons

Presumably, in order to make this claim, you have...

Presumably, in order to make this claim, you have some data on the percentage of CF bikes that survive X years or X miles and compare unfavorably to bikes made of steel, aluminum, or titanium. If...
01-25-23, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By cb400bill

Pic Assist -...

Pic Assist - https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/17509995

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1263x718/80-rowglider_2_43e52e31d498c18015a809ed75cf73273b720f8f.jpg
01-25-23, 07:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,010
Posted By Trakhak

He had another thread going on the same topic....

He had another thread going on the same topic. You can find it by using Advanced Search with his user name (tellmethetruth) and selecting "Search for threads" at the bottom of the search page.
...
01-25-23, 04:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 850
Posted By Trakhak

Putting a lid on the spike would be silly. And...

Putting a lid on the spike would be silly. And counterproductive.
01-25-23, 04:10 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,010
Posted By Trakhak

Threads about 70-tooth chainrings are always fun...

Threads about 70-tooth chainrings are always fun (https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1168521-52t-vs-70t-pic.html).

SPOILER ALERT!!!!!

This guy was convinced that with a...
01-24-23, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By AlbertoDeSantis

My rowing bicycle

Hello,
Some of you were asking me questions about my ROWGLIDER rowing bike.
I simplified the design. I am currently making the prototype with wood. See attached jpegs.
If it works, I will then...
01-24-23, 06:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,416
Posted By genejockey

At Genentech, BITD, we used to say you can save...

At Genentech, BITD, we used to say you can save yourself hours in the library by spending a couple months in the lab.
01-24-23, 05:22 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,933
Posted By RChung

Here's a plot of a rider doing a hillclimb on a...

Here's a plot of a rider doing a hillclimb on a multi-geared bike. The top left panel shows the relationship between cadence and power, the top right shows the relationship between crank torque and...
01-24-23, 02:55 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,933
Posted By Troul

times like these are why I'm glad I don't get off...

times like these are why I'm glad I don't get off into reading a lot. Rather go huff wax chain lube.
01-24-23, 09:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,111
Posted By msu2001la

You're 100% correct. No one knows the difference...

You're 100% correct. No one knows the difference between Shimano's lower end MTB groupsets without looking it up. I bet even shop mechanics still have to check.
On the topic of gravel, SRAM gets...
01-24-23, 09:50 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,933
Posted By RChung

I think Ganna used taller gearing than many...

I think Ganna used taller gearing than many others would be able to. But I also think there are aero drag reasons both to use shorter cranks and taller gearing (which decreases pedal speed even...
01-24-23, 09:40 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,111
Posted By sjanzeir

Here, maybe a picture of my cat Tiagra will help:...

Here, maybe a picture of my cat Tiagra will help:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/img_20221219_131130_83a09304401fa0ad509cad3bf02ce4300c5d22f3.jpg

I think Tiagra...
01-24-23, 04:52 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,933
Posted By Chuck M

Something I have noticed whenever this topic...

Something I have noticed whenever this topic comes up, cyclists seem to like ALDI.
01-23-23, 08:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,111
Posted By sjanzeir

And I was wrong in saying and doing some of the...

And I was wrong in saying and doing some of the things that I said and did. I happen to be notorious among my friends (all two of them,) family, and (remote) coworkers for my tendency to overreact....
01-23-23, 06:57 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,933
Posted By RChung

I have, and do; though I admit the difference is...

I have, and do; though I admit the difference is small. Power is what makes me go faster and sometimes in order to put out more power I shift up and increase pedal force. I've shared the following...
01-23-23, 03:27 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,933
Posted By RChung

"Detrimental" depends on what you're trying to...

"Detrimental" depends on what you're trying to maximize. The simplest case is if you're trying to maximize power: in that case, most of us attain max power in the neighborhood of half of maximum...
01-23-23, 01:03 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,933
Posted By PeteHski

No, it's actually linear. Doubling your cadence...

No, it's actually linear. Doubling your cadence with the same pedal force doubles your power. I'm with you on the pros of using a relatively high cadence to increase power, but your understanding...
01-23-23, 12:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,111
Posted By tomato coupe

The real issue is the sticks, and how their...

The real issue is the sticks, and how their quality is not what it used to be.
01-23-23, 12:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,267
Posted By mstateglfr

For sure- its just the reality of some rides...

For sure- its just the reality of some rides where you mix road and MUP/trail. That picture is actually a route I used when I commuted to my old work. The road is 50mph I think, and I used the...
01-23-23, 08:28 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,773
Posted By Koyote

But that's not what the OP asked. Talk about...

But that's not what the OP asked. Talk about "funny spin."



Yup.

I think it's more respectful and more helpful to take the OP's question seriously rather than twist it into the question I...
01-23-23, 07:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,267
Posted By Lombard

This is the correct way to make a left turn. ...

This is the correct way to make a left turn. Anything else makes us look unpredictable and is unsafe.
01-22-23, 04:36 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,322
Posted By tomato coupe

^^^^ Should have been closed on day one ...

^^^^ Should have been closed on day one ...
01-22-23, 03:39 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,933
Posted By RChung

I'm not sure it's the most common incorrect form,...

I'm not sure it's the most common incorrect form, but nonetheless it is incorrect. That you got this basic equation wrong did not bode well for the rest of your post but I read it anyway. Then I...
01-22-23, 02:14 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,933
Posted By tomato coupe

Whoa there. Your “most common form of physics” is...

Whoa there. Your “most common form of physics” is incorrect. Your equation represents the kinetic energy of an object.
01-22-23, 01:28 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,933
Posted By RChung

That's not force.

That's not force.
01-22-23, 01:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,267
Posted By Maelochs

No specific term for that practice .... maybe...

No specific term for that practice .... maybe "cycling survival"?

Making the left turn is not the issue for me as a rule ... it is trying to convince traffic that I have the right to actually...
01-21-23, 10:36 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,322
Posted By PeteHski

Did that manufacturing cost (ignoring the fact...

Did that manufacturing cost (ignoring the fact that you just made it up) take into account R&D, design, production infrastructure and all other business overheads? Can you break down that $4660 for...
01-21-23, 12:00 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,322
Posted By Eric F

Sure you can! Go for it. Please let us know how...

Sure you can! Go for it. Please let us know how it goes for you.
01-20-23, 11:03 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,942
Posted By big john

I was trying to be diplomatic. I agree with you,...

I was trying to be diplomatic. I agree with you, though.
01-20-23, 10:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,288
Posted By 6door74

Not sure what you're looking for in a tire but I...

Not sure what you're looking for in a tire but I will likely replace the Hutchison's with these. I got a set in yellow for another bike.
...
01-20-23, 10:09 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,773
Posted By tomato coupe

What’s wrong with Neiman Marcus?

What’s wrong with Neiman Marcus?
01-20-23, 09:45 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By Hermes

Thread closed.

Thread closed.
01-20-23, 09:43 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By seypat

Probably a good time to close it. :D

Probably a good time to close it. :D
01-20-23, 09:38 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By Hermes

Not at all, I think this thread has run its...

Not at all, I think this thread has run its course - long ago. Quite frankly, I was waiting for someone to complain. I find it pretty boring at this point.
01-20-23, 09:35 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By Maelochs

Nope ... close but not right. Exceeding...

Nope ... close but not right.

Exceeding personal limits has consequences.

There it is.

Nothing is inherently, inevitably damaging except intentional damage. if you are careful to stay...
01-20-23, 09:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,299
Posted By rosefarts

Im the one person who gave your initial post a...

Im the one person who gave your initial post a positive response. That was in response to learning that a mid drive conversion is fairly simple.

You are being a complete jackass. I feel like the...
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