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07-21-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 16,040
Posted By kingston

Not caring and not understanding are not the same...

Not caring and not understanding are not the same thing.
07-16-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,425
Posted By badger1

Lol! I adored the next line from the op: "we have...

Lol! I adored the next line from the op: "we have a reputation for being dangerous". Put me in mind of a classic.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmzMzmnB-iQ
07-15-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,213
Posted By c_m_shooter

I carried bikes, camping, hunting gear, kayaks,...

I carried bikes, camping, hunting gear, kayaks, and lumber on my M3 over the time I had it. Got some strange looks during hunting season in Wyoming. I drive in as far as I dared with the car, then...
07-09-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,888
Posted By Koyote

Many years ago, in a long road race, I got in a...

Many years ago, in a long road race, I got in a three-man breakaway in the Cat 4 group. As we were riding our guts out, opening a gap on the main pack, the lead group from a much faster Cat went past...
07-07-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,653
Posted By Geepig

Have you considered getting a set of bicycle tire...

Have you considered getting a set of bicycle tire plugs?
07-06-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,204
Posted By Dan Burkhart

3 x will give you a spoke entry angle of over 8...

3 x will give you a spoke entry angle of over 8 degrees. Not horrible, but with a small rim like that, I would go 2x. Spoke angle will be around 6 degrees.
07-05-21, 04:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By Bike Gremlin

My 2c on the optimal rim-tape width...

My 2c on the optimal rim-tape width (https://bike.bikegremlin.com/245/bicycle-rim-tape-explained/#6).
07-04-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,847
Posted By zandoval

How closely you listen to that voice ridding on...

How closely you listen to that voice ridding on your shoulder should be tempered with how long it will take you to recover if that little voice is right.

For me I start slowing down before I even...
07-03-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By Darth Lefty

The latex has a volatile stabilizer. Itís at full...

The latex has a volatile stabilizer. Itís at full ďhumidityĒ inside the tire but outside the tire itís evaporating and kicking off the coagulation. In home brew itís ammonia, in factory sealant itís...
07-02-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 16,040
Posted By PeteHski

You are free to put out exactly the same human...

You are free to put out exactly the same human wattage on an e-bike as you do on a regular bike. You just go faster and farther that's all, which may or may not matter to you. I would personally...
07-01-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By alo

It sounds like a spacer is missing.

It sounds like a spacer is missing.
07-01-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 882
Posted By dsbrantjr

Hex drive tools (any drivers, actually) should be...

Hex drive tools (any drivers, actually) should be considered consumables which will need to be replaced when they become worn; a worn tool is more likely to strip out a drive recess. Hex drivers can...
07-01-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 882
Posted By veganbikes

I would replace a tool when it starts to round...

I would replace a tool when it starts to round out a head easily and is misshapen or deformed in some way. For hex keys that could be something that happens often especially if you buy the cheap...
07-01-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,250
Posted By Berg417448

That small chain ring doesn't look worn at all.

That small chain ring doesn't look worn at all.
06-29-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 7,916
Posted By Rolla

Concession accepted.

Concession accepted.
06-27-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,889
Posted By wolfchild

Terrible advice, because it will just encourage...

Terrible advice, because it will just encourage dogs to chase cyclists.
06-27-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,889
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Don't screw around with the small, pen-sized...

Don't screw around with the small, pen-sized pepper spray. Go to REI or Amazon and get a canister of Bear Spray. It fires a fog two feet in diameter up to twenty feet. I've used it while pedaling,...
06-27-21, 01:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,354
Posted By SurferRosa

The wedge is in backwards. Post 5 shows how the...

The wedge is in backwards. Post 5 shows how the wedge should be oriented on the bolt at the bottom of the stem. Also, the first pic in the op makes it appear as if the bottom of the stem is damaged.
06-23-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,525
Posted By Kapusta

The frame flex leading to the tire rubbing has...

The frame flex leading to the tire rubbing has little to do with the flex of the cranks. That is flex in the frame.

If you replace the ST bb with a hollowtech, you also need new cranks.

IMO,...
06-23-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,525
Posted By Rolla

If you want a Hollowtech crank, just get one --...

If you want a Hollowtech crank, just get one -- there's nothing wrong with wanting a certain look. But I seriously doubt you'll actually notice the weight, the stiffness, or any effect on frame flex.
06-22-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,021
Posted By tkamd73

The beer gut with the spandex, and tight Jersey...

The beer gut with the spandex, and tight Jersey always kills me. And to Rolla, thanks for the Calvin & Hobbs post, best comic ever! I have the complete collection, and you reminded me to go back and...
06-20-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,939
Posted By BobbyG

Buy an electric-assist bike and rediscover the...

Buy an electric-assist bike and rediscover the thrills of motion and movement. Remember how good it feels to be riding? You'll get there quicker on an e-bike.

Your past post show you like the...
06-20-21, 12:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,967
Posted By tempocyclist

You'll most likely get slightly better value...

You'll most likely get slightly better value buying off the shelf, but you'll get EXACTLY* what you want building one yourself.

If there's a stock bike that's pretty much what you want, that you...
06-19-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,454
Posted By CliffordK

Here is a thread from a couple of years ago. ...

Here is a thread from a couple of years ago. And, I included a couple of first person reviews.

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1041967-tanis-solid-tire.html (misspelled...
06-19-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,110
Posted By veganbikes

I mean full-sus carbon frame with dropper post,...

I mean full-sus carbon frame with dropper post, Fox shocks and 12 speed group with some other decent parts, not terrible. Maybe not the entry entry level market but certainly for someone looking to...
06-18-21, 04:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,095
Posted By jpescatore

Two years ago I bought a Jamis Renegade with a 1x...

Two years ago I bought a Jamis Renegade with a 1x SRAM drivetrain, I love it. I use my road bike for most hilly rides, the Jamis is for gravel/trails and light touring. But had an extended period of...
06-12-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,999
Posted By alo

In S E Asia there are plenty of bikes and parts...

In S E Asia there are plenty of bikes and parts for sale. The shortage in the US seems to be caused by inability to ship things to the US fast enough. There is no shortage here.

Where I am in a...
06-12-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,999
Posted By Ironfish653

I think the OP comment is a little naÔve, and a...

I think the OP comment is a little naÔve, and a little self-centered. "Why doesn't everyone have what I need in stock, right now?"

If you're going to be making a go of being a full-time cycle...
06-11-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,371
Posted By 70sSanO

I quoted this much of your post because, it is...

I quoted this much of your post because, it is probably the best response because it doesn’t really matter.

Everyone wants a lube that lasts forever and stays clean.

Lube threads really boil...
06-05-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 970
Posted By grizzly907la

I understand what you're saying, and I would...

I understand what you're saying, and I would agree. The only $500 and up bike I have is my Diamond back Insight II. I was only able to get that because my sister hooked me up with a $100 gift card...
06-02-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,547
Posted By cyccommute

He didnít hit a parked car riding uphill. He ran...

He didnít hit a parked car riding uphill. He ran the damn thing into a garage and is trying to get Specialized to replace it. With that much frame damage, why isnít the wheel damaged?
06-01-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,231
Posted By cxwrench

Remove the concave/convex washers from the...

Remove the concave/convex washers from the front...you've installed the inner ones backwards anyway. The rear looks damn close to being correct.
05-29-21, 03:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,555
Posted By BikeLite

mirrycle mirror

mirrycle mirror
05-24-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,078
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Yep. This needed a thread.

Yep. This needed a thread.
05-24-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,078
Posted By blacknbluebikes

We're out riding one day and three operators in...

We're out riding one day and three operators in olive-drab uniforms are testing Proton Blasters from Ghostbusters and suddenly one fires at us and my friend disappears in a flash of smoke and we...
05-23-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By Koyote

ďIs it safe?Ē I rather enjoy the people...

ďIs it safe?Ē


I rather enjoy the people at my dentistís office. Very friendly. I was in for a two hour appointment just last week Ė Ė got a new crown which they made on site, in about 25...
05-17-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,631
Posted By MAK

This is what you need. LBS's in my area tell me...

This is what you need. LBS's in my area tell me that they get fake receipt requests frequently (but they don't charge :twitchy:).

...
05-17-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,193
Posted By genejockey

Let me throw another complication onto the pile:...

Let me throw another complication onto the pile: When I first got my Endurace last June, I rode it with all the spacers under the stem - i.e., the highest possible position. The first 20 mile ride,...
05-15-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,034
Posted By 2old

A rear hub system is great for smooth roads, but...

A rear hub system is great for smooth roads, but terrible on any type of washboard or eroded trail, IMO, unless the bike has excellent rear suspension. I've tested several hardails off road on some...
05-14-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 815
Posted By HillRider

Lay the bike on its side, freewheel side up. ...

Lay the bike on its side, freewheel side up. Spin the rear wheel and dribble light oil (Tri-Flow is a good choice) into the seam where the inner core and outer shell of the freewheel meet. That...
05-14-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,618
Posted By HillRider

With all of those washing cycles and detergent...

With all of those washing cycles and detergent use you have wasted more money and done more environmental damage than just throwing those rags away and buying new ones would have.
05-14-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,483
Posted By rydabent

Complaining about something without a viable...

Complaining about something without a viable solution is just whining.
05-13-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,631
Posted By look566 rider

I've been a baaad Boy!

Finally! After delays due to equipment breakdown at fork builder. Picked up Tuesday and was able to squeeze a ride 16 mile in yesterday. Was having second thoughts about all the black parts on green,...
05-12-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,489
Posted By Eric F

Riding with a leash attached to your handlebars...

Riding with a leash attached to your handlebars is a recipe for disaster.
05-08-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,521
Posted By genejockey

I would not draft any of the eBikes I see on the...

I would not draft any of the eBikes I see on the roads the OP rides. They do not inspire confidence. In addition, they mostly pass me going uphill, where drafting would be useless, and downhill I'm...
05-08-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,205
Posted By Kapusta

Either way is fine. Of course, that will not...

Either way is fine.

Of course, that will not prevent this thread from hitting 3 pages.
05-08-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,521
Posted By LarrySellerz

meh pass those dudes, people who get pissy about...

meh pass those dudes, people who get pissy about getting passed by ebikers are literally insane. Itís like getting upset at a car passing you lol.

Edit: also there is generally way too much ebike...
05-07-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,521
Posted By LarrySellerz

Drafting Ebikes

Sup yall. Anyone else love trying to draft ebikes? Some of them are legit super fast. I find ebike riders vary between super stoked at carrying a cyclist along to not even knowing wtf I am talking...
05-06-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 34,096
Posted By pdlamb

Is your point that some people dress differently...

Is your point that some people dress differently than you, or that they ride faster than you do?
05-06-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,221
Posted By gsa103

Not a problem at all. General rule of thumb...

Not a problem at all.

General rule of thumb for Li-Ion batteries. Keep it in the 80%-20% range for normal usage. For example, Tesla recommends charging often ("A plugged in Tesla is a happy...
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