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Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-24, 08:37 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,366
Posted By Zaskar

I do like my wooden chain. Though, the maple...

I do like my wooden chain. Though, the maple syrup lube attracts bees.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-24, 07:49 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,366
Posted By prj71

What do you think about a wood chain ring?

What do you think about a wood chain ring?
05-10-24, 05:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,195
Posted By rumrunn6

both, because I've had issues w/ both. I'm also a...

both, because I've had issues w/ both. I'm also a devoted Schrader valve user because I've had issues w/ Presta valves. so if I get a flat near a gas station, I have 3 options for air. love the...
Forum: Northeast
04-22-24, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 1,486,568
Posted By rholland1951

Rode the 1982 Specialized Sequoia into Arlington...

Rode the 1982 Specialized Sequoia into Arlington Center to attend a Bikeway Block Party meeting with Jim Caidenhead. I took the Sequoia because it has no decals, and so is presumably a lower-profile...
04-21-24, 05:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,451
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Size is important. If the frame is a little...

Size is important. If the frame is a little small, you can adjust for it, if the frame is too big, you may not be able to lower the seat and/or stem enough to fit you.

Structural damage can be a...
04-20-24, 09:57 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,345
Posted By Ubie

The USB-C connection and battery level indicator...

The USB-C connection and battery level indicator are nice improvements over the Varia at least.
04-20-24, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1,094
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Views: 581,973
Posted By BillyD

Bike eagle - Trolling/Disruption - permanent

Bike eagle - Trolling/Disruption - permanent
04-18-24, 10:50 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,252
Posted By rsbob

OMG! Rapha over Le Col!!! Such heresy. I bet...

OMG! Rapha over Le Col!!! Such heresy. I bet they are battling it out when you wear them together. The horror!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-24, 01:15 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,916
Posted By Eric F

I'm a fan of the ALMSTHRE saddle bag. Small,...

I'm a fan of the ALMSTHRE saddle bag. Small, simple, classic approach. https://almsthre.com/collections/saddle-bags

Even more minimalist is the Ornot bag. ...
04-16-24, 09:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,564
Posted By oldbobcat

You said it right there. Anything on a 10-speed...

You said it right there. Anything on a 10-speed chain or thinner after 3000 miles is on borrowed time.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-24, 08:04 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,896
Posted By Mojo31

Some people even think that - 1. The Earth...

Some people even think that -

1. The Earth is flat
2. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin did not land on the moon
3. There are alien remains at Area 51
4. Elections are rigged
5. "I am not a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-24, 02:03 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,896
Posted By tomato coupe

Why is it no surprise that we finally got to...

Why is it no surprise that we finally got to this? Your trollness is showing again.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-24, 12:10 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,896
Posted By genejockey

Also worth noting - the failure rate for patches...

Also worth noting - the failure rate for patches you don't have with you is 100%.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-24, 07:50 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,896
Posted By datlas

For future reference, please carry a spare tube...

For future reference, please carry a spare tube and also a peel-back stick-on patch (in case of multiple flats).

Riding on a flat clincher tire is not a winning strategy.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-24, 09:36 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,896
Posted By ScottCommutes

I wouldn't ride on a flat tire, but I have gone...

I wouldn't ride on a flat tire, but I have gone perhaps eight miles on the keep stopping to pump plan.
04-06-24, 02:44 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,075
Posted By Frkl

I'm going to go adjust my friction shifters. Oh...

I'm going to go adjust my friction shifters. Oh wait, they don't ever need to be adjusted. So i guess i'll just move on.
04-06-24, 01:04 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,075
Posted By tomato coupe

A: No. Q: Do you need special modifications...

A: No.

Q: Do you need special modifications to wheel sets to use rim brakes?
A: Yes, you need to add brake tracks.
04-06-24, 11:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,348
Posted By Chuck M

Maybe you should buy two or three of them then.

Maybe you should buy two or three of them then.
Forum: Northeast
04-02-24, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 1,486,568
Posted By rholland1951

Took the Seven for a late-afternoon ride on the...

Took the Seven for a late-afternoon ride on the Minuteman to Depot Park on Tuesday, and got a little cold drizzle for my pains. Rain, rain, go away, I said....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-24, 07:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,092
Posted By Mojo31

New Bike Day!

Did a thing this weekend, and went to the dark side. As I've gotten older, I've felt myself slowing down and having difficulty keeping up with my younger friends. Haven't ridden it yet other than a...
03-25-24, 07:27 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,819
Posted By RB1-luvr

2 and 3xs forever.

2 and 3xs forever.
03-24-24, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By PeteHski

Just use a regular hose. No need to pressure wash

Just use a regular hose. No need to pressure wash
03-24-24, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By terrymorse

Soapy water in a bucket, clean with brushes,...

Soapy water in a bucket, clean with brushes, rinse lightly with a spray nozzle on a hose, wipe dry.

If you aren't careful, a pressure washer can do damage to a bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-24, 08:08 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 9,927
Posted By Chuck M

I suspect new members often bump zombie threads...

I suspect new members often bump zombie threads due to being brought here from something they googled. When they then go to the effort to register to comment, someone that has been here for years...
03-16-24, 06:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,435
Posted By bboy314

At the risk of feeding the troll, I have to ask,...

At the risk of feeding the troll, I have to ask, are we all looking at the same picture? Itís clearly a tire thatís coming apart and not a seating issue.
03-15-24, 09:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,435
Posted By bboy314

Thatís not an unseated tire, itís just falling...

Thatís not an unseated tire, itís just falling apart.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-24, 09:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,824
Posted By tomato coupe

Chain waxer?

Chain waxer?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-24, 08:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,824
Posted By BTinNYC

Great essay! 👍

Great essay! 👍
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-24, 07:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,824
Posted By Koyote

My Group Ride: A Cautionary Tale

I headed out on the weekly group ride full of optimism and joy. With my new Rapha Pro Team Aero jersey, I was sure to lead the pack as our paceline rolled through the bucolic countryside. My riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-24, 12:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,598
Posted By Polaris OBark

Sorry, I fell asleep while reading this.

Sorry, I fell asleep while reading this.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-24, 03:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,854
Posted By tomato coupe

Yes, it's dumb to buy a lower spec bike because...

Yes, it's dumb to buy a lower spec bike because of the color. But, it's a sign of intelligence and sound judgement to buy a higher spec bike because of the color.
02-23-24, 07:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,374
Posted By indyfabz

My road bike IS art.

My road bike IS art.
02-21-24, 10:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,274
Posted By Koyote

From the thread title, I thought the Saudi...

From the thread title, I thought the Saudi Arabian call girls were advertising here again.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-24, 10:24 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,024
Posted By seypat

If I really think about it, The accessories like...

If I really think about it, The accessories like saddles, tires, riding apparel, handlebar tape etc are probably more important to the ride that what material the frame is made out of. If you're out...
01-22-24, 12:39 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,520
Posted By Koyote

Umm...Clean your bike?

Umm...Clean your bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-24, 06:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,462
Posted By Polaris OBark

Whenever I see those wheels, I mis-read the label...

Whenever I see those wheels, I mis-read the label as "areolus". Then I have to remind myself it has internal spoke nipples.
01-19-24, 01:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,431
Posted By Koyote

I believe the OP has had me blocked for some time...

I believe the OP has had me blocked for some time now, but will post this for posterity.

This post is a sort we see occasionally on bf among the 'penny wise, pound foolish' crowd: people who buy...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-24, 12:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,462
Posted By bampilot06

Is it okay to bring a bike into the grocery...

Is it okay to bring a bike into the grocery store? Asking for a friend.
01-19-24, 09:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,431
Posted By shelbyfv

IIRC Larry has a spare set of wheels you might...

IIRC Larry has a spare set of wheels you might try. :beer:
01-14-24, 10:40 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,565
Posted By indyfabz

I have to imagine that this is way down on the...

I have to imagine that this is way down on the list of reasons why people donít take you seriously. At least people around here.
01-13-24, 07:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,294
Posted By BTinNYC

"We bought a conex box of pot-metal pins and,...

"We bought a conex box of pot-metal pins and, ummm...yeah." They started using hex head with the 12 speed release, but I bought aftermarket Ti replacements.


Hoping a black Sharpie will fix...
01-13-24, 07:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,294
Posted By choddo

Yeah my LBS managed to get mine out when I almost...

Yeah my LBS managed to get mine out when I almost got it this bad and replaced it with a split pin. I was quite pleased to see the ones that came with my Swiss Stop pads have a hex head. God knows...
01-10-24, 02:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,045
Posted By Iride01

I'm sure we've ask the question. But I suppose...

I'm sure we've ask the question. But I suppose it's good that someone did some investigation and publicly documented their findings. Gives us more facts to misunderstand and misuse to bolster our...
01-06-24, 09:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,238
Posted By mstateglfr

Snow and slick roads do suck. I suggest you...

Snow and slick roads do suck.
I suggest you look at a weather forecast multiple times in the week leading up to your next big riding weekend.
01-04-24, 06:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,921
Posted By terrymorse

Welcome back, Larry. BF wasn't the same without...

Welcome back, Larry. BF wasn't the same without you.

Are we talking tube patch or tubeless tire patch?
Forum: Northeast
01-03-24, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 1,486,568
Posted By rholland1951

I took the Seven Evergreen SL out for a shakedown...

I took the Seven Evergreen SL out for a shakedown cruise, first ride since 700C x 44mm Rene Herse Manastash Ridge Extralight tires, lights, fenders, a rear rack, bottle cages, a bell, a Brooks...
12-26-23, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,590
Posted By Koyote

Iíve owned a Park 10.x stand for about 6.5 yrs...

Iíve owned a Park 10.x stand for about 6.5 yrs and regularly use it to wash bikes ó and give it no maintenance. I think youíre worried over a non- issue.
Forum: Northeast
12-25-23, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 1,486,568
Posted By rholland1951

A pause in the Mid-Winter Visiting activity gave...

A pause in the Mid-Winter Visiting activity gave me an opportunity to take the Rivendell Atlantis out for a quick but satisfying Christmas morning ride up the Mystic Valley Parkway along the Mystic...
12-25-23, 11:13 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,211
Posted By rsbob

Much ado about nothing.

Much ado about nothing.
12-25-23, 10:39 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,211
Posted By tomato coupe

Same here. But, let's discuss that word...

Same here. But, let's discuss that word "kerfuffle.":)
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