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07-20-21, 02:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,398
Posted By hydrocarbon

Oh, absolutely. High-grade lug-making is an art...

Oh, absolutely. High-grade lug-making is an art in its own right.

And to be fair, there are even a few decent-looking carbon frames out there, too. :P
...
07-19-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By GhostRider62

Schwalbe, Continental, Michelin, Vittoria, Silca,...

Schwalbe, Continental, Michelin, Vittoria, Silca, Challenge have removable cores. I carry a core replacement in my bag, it is rare but they go bad.
07-18-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,038
Posted By big john

Retirement is the greatest thing ever invented...

Retirement is the greatest thing ever invented and it has helped my cycling and mental health. Just keep having fun and you will look forward to riding. I was also quite shocked at how hard it is to...
07-17-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,942
Posted By Chuck M

I will agree that "you are as young as you feel"...

I will agree that "you are as young as you feel" is a positive attitude to have.

But I will say last night when I went to pick up my food, there was a young lady in her early 20s wearing boy's...
07-17-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,038
Posted By Skullo

Myself , I would totally forget about the...

Myself , I would totally forget about the numbers. Get rid of the computer Strava, etc. Just spin the crank.
07-17-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By spelger

I love the sound of a freshly waxed chain in the morning

Nice to hear nothing when i ride.

Markleeville fire canceled the Death Ride today. saw lots of riders. smoke in my little valley here in Reno. Here is a shot at the top side of Geiger, normally...
07-16-21, 12:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,398
Posted By hydrocarbon

The irony here is that the main reason lugs were...

The irony here is that the main reason lugs were used in the first place was to save labour; simply soldering tubes into lugs saved a lot of skilled work compared to meticulous hand-welding. Of...
07-14-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 4,985
Posted By GlennR

I thought the Pros shave so when they crash it's...

I thought the Pros shave so when they crash it's easier to clean the dirt and gravel out of the wound.

If you want to go faster... ride more.
07-11-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,942
Posted By bikehoco

When I was younger, I was obsessed with my speed,...

When I was younger, I was obsessed with my speed, always trying to beat my personal best. Now Iím content logging miles / minutes on the bike to maintain fitness.
07-09-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,942
Posted By GlennR

Fixed for you.

Fixed for you.
07-01-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 709
Posted By Litespud

if anything, it looks like your big ring is in...

if anything, it looks like your big ring is in trouble. I can see some "shark fin" asymmetry in the teeth. Your small ring looks OK
06-23-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,503
Posted By Bill in VA

This is the ONLY negative I have about polarized...

This is the ONLY negative I have about polarized glasses and moving your head will fix it. I first discovered it with my car radio screen, and on a handheld GPS, but neither were even remotely...
06-22-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,109
Posted By Milton Keynes

Along with the exercise machines which were used...

Along with the exercise machines which were used to hang clothes on for 5 years.
06-20-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,206
Posted By 10 Wheels

First Bike a HUFFY. Liked it Much....$35 New in...

First Bike a HUFFY. Liked it Much....$35 New in 1952
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06-20-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,206
Posted By 10 Wheels

It is MORE about the components.

It is MORE about the components.
06-18-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,185
Posted By Speedway2

I wear ankle length socks and not picky on the...

I wear ankle length socks and not picky on the colour but I always were my T when I'm on 2 wheels.........
06-10-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,700
Posted By Shimagnolo

$18.95 per 2oz -> $1212.80 per gallon.:eek: ...

$18.95 per 2oz -> $1212.80 per gallon.:eek:
Man, I need to get into this business!:thumb:
05-25-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,269
Posted By ksryder

I refuse to believe this is not 100% satire.

I refuse to believe this is not 100% satire.
05-25-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,106
Posted By aggiegrads

I would rate the likelihood of a coaster brake...

I would rate the likelihood of a coaster brake failing as extremely unlikely. I volunteer at a non-profit and have overhauled hundreds of coaster break hubs. Even the cheapest hubs on the lowest end...
05-22-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,527
Posted By JayKay3000

Still on a triple over here. I would guess that's...

Still on a triple over here. I would guess that's been obsolete for a while. I guess I didn't notice as I casually wind up that next big hill carrying loads of gear and hardly breaking a sweat. Can't...
05-21-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,091
Posted By aplcr0331

People on rim brakes wave more

People on rim brakes wave more
05-21-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,181
Posted By reverborama

Here are a couple of shots of my bike haulers...

Here are a couple of shots of my bike haulers that I literally threw together in a few minutes from stuff I had laying around.

This is how I haul road bikes in the back of my pickup. Note the old...
05-14-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,181
Posted By Terex

I've got a Chevy Colorado ZR2 diesel here in...

I've got a Chevy Colorado ZR2 diesel here in northern NM. I use a hitch rack unless we're going camping and pulling one of our trailers, then I've got two 1UP racks on top of the bed rack.
...
05-14-21, 03:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,770
Posted By livedarklions

If you can get video of him actually ramming your...

If you can get video of him actually ramming your bike, this might actually be a police matter.

If this is really the only store you want to shop at, is there a street sign or something near the...
05-12-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,442
Posted By Not2worried

After moving over to disc, Im not sure I could go...

After moving over to disc, Im not sure I could go back to rim brakes.
05-10-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,442
Posted By pdlamb

O.P. looks like a newbie, it could be a...

O.P. looks like a newbie, it could be a legitimate question.

Answer depends if OP is Catholic, Presbyterian, or atheist. It's a question about religion, at least for some people. You need good,...
05-09-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,161
Posted By Pop N Wood

I always point them straight back mainly because...

I always point them straight back mainly because they need to be somewhere and that is probably as good as any. Pointing back does reduce the chance of them hooking something when walking the bike.
05-08-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By cubewheels

That's true but elitists would disagree:innocent:

That's true but elitists would disagree:innocent:
05-08-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By Bikewolf

A nice saying about cycling

Coincidentally, being at my local bike shop I noticed a beer coaster (no beer though ;-). With a nice saying: "Happiness is a good bike and a good pair of legs."

What I like about cycling is that...
05-05-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By wgscott

I think it would be unfortunate for many of us if...

I think it would be unfortunate for many of us if you left.

I agree, some of the so-called moderators work hand-in-hand with the bullies and trolls.

When they appear to officially enable...
05-05-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,349
Posted By KJ43

In general if I'm at a short rise I may stand and...

In general if I'm at a short rise I may stand and hammer it out until it levels out again, but any sustained upward or headwind situation will have me shift down to keep my cadence up. My goal is...
05-05-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,349
Posted By jpescatore

Situation dependent - if it looks like a short...

Situation dependent - if it looks like a short rise or just a wind guys, I just grind harder. Looks like a hill or I've turned into a headwind, go down a gear or two.

In general, I've had a bad...
05-03-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,334
Posted By livedarklions

There's no way that last sentence is remotely...

There's no way that last sentence is remotely true. 80% of bikes sold in the U.S. are big box store bikes.
04-25-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The reason to adjust the B screw is to change the...

The reason to adjust the B screw is to change the gap between the large cog and the der's guide pulley. Have you test shifted the system after adjusting the screw or are you assuming the der will...
04-24-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,185
Posted By Ogsarg

If you haven't tried a recumbent trike, I would...

If you haven't tried a recumbent trike, I would see if you can find a place that would let you test ride.

I met a guy on the road a year or so ago who was in a similar situation. He had been a...
04-17-21, 01:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,355
Posted By Jumpski

My vote is always carry a spare tube and patch...

My vote is always carry a spare tube and patch kit. I carry one co2 and a small hand pump too - take care.
04-16-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,294
Posted By CB HI

Even if the burgers and fries were $5, I would...

Even if the burgers and fries were $5, I would not go there to cycle for vacation.

Hoping cops do not still confiscate bicycles for no registration sticker. Sadly, Honolulu cops will still do so...
04-14-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,357
Posted By momoman

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04-12-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,088
Posted By downhillmaster

FYI His comments at the bike summit were just...

FYI
His comments at the bike summit were just as hollow as his fake bike commute.
Good stuff :rolleyes:
Forum: Recumbent
04-12-21, 01:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,935
Posted By kingjason

In my experience I get way more respect on the...

In my experience I get way more respect on the road on a trike than a DF or 2 wheeled recumbent. They are large and people see them well and go way around. I think they think you are handicapped and...
04-07-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,088
Posted By downhillmaster

No matter how you slice it, his so-called bike...

No matter how you slice it, his so-called bike ride was a complete publicity stunt.
Letís call a spade a spade.
04-07-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,171
Posted By downhillmaster

If you canít ride a two wheeled bicycle without...

If you canít ride a two wheeled bicycle without worrying about wobbling or falling over you have larger issues :rolleyes:
04-07-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,662
Posted By imakecircles

In addition to the above very good tips, I would...

In addition to the above very good tips, I would recommend:

- install the tube with some baby powder on it, this will help to reduce friction and/or the tube getting pinched between the rim and...
04-05-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,587
Posted By wgscott

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04-03-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 13,668
Posted By 50PlusCycling

The goal of marketing and advertising is to make...

The goal of marketing and advertising is to make us buy things we don't really need and can't really afford. In 1980, when I was a kid, I lusted after a Masi Gran Criterium bike at the LBS. It was...
04-01-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 820
Posted By Iride01

Have you checked with your insurance agent to see...

Have you checked with your insurance agent to see home owner, auto or some other policy you have covers the bike?
04-01-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 820
Posted By dsbrantjr

I hope that you filed a police report, leaving...

I hope that you filed a police report, leaving the scene of a bodily injury accident is a pretty serious offense.
04-01-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 13,668
Posted By Reflector Guy

Depends on your definition of "a decent car". ...

Depends on your definition of "a decent car". Chevy Malibu, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima.... All start between 22K and 25K.
03-31-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By aggiegrads

I would start with enough chain to go into the...

I would start with enough chain to go into the largest (or only) gear in front and the largest cog in the back and then add two full links. Because you are new, maybe even go with three links. As...
03-30-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,504
Posted By Mark Dominck

I agree with rydabent find a more bike friendly...

I agree with rydabent find a more bike friendly place to ride. I have a nice place close to home but I drive my car 30 minutes with my bike in the back to a much more suitable place it's much more...
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