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03-31-24, 12:01 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,337
Posted By ACHiPo

Because if it’s not the lightest at the price...

Because if it’s not the lightest at the price point it’s a disadvantage.
03-27-24, 09:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,968
Posted By badger1

I wonder if the administrators of Bike Forums...

I wonder if the administrators of Bike Forums might consider creating a sub-forum wherein the virtues of electric motorcycles bikes might be discussed, rather than here in 'General Cycling'? It could...
03-27-24, 05:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,968
Posted By dedhed

If you have to clean your derailleur and adjust...

If you have to clean your derailleur and adjust every 100 miles there is something wrong or you're doing something wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-24, 04:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,696
Posted By datlas

Too many variables. Plus we can’t even decide if...

Too many variables. Plus we can’t even decide if saddle height should be based on “proper” knee angles at the top, middle, or bottom of pedal stroke.

All the rules are fine to start, but tweak a...
03-18-24, 09:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,728
Posted By Smaug1

A good article and a good reason to have more...

A good article and a good reason to have more than one bike.

Two example bikes from my fleet:

Trek Domane AL3 - This one has the GPS and I usually wear a chest strap heart rate monitor when I...
11-28-23, 12:13 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 13,135
Posted By wolfchild

I prefer riding solo. It allows me to be in...

I prefer riding solo. It allows me to be in charge, it gives me freedom to do what I want. I ride as slow or as fast as I want, I can stop as many times as I want, I can choose whatever route I...
10-02-23, 03:37 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,252
Posted By wolfchild

I don't use any cycling kits.

I don't use any cycling kits.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-23, 01:48 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 16,724
Posted By msu2001la

It's possible for people to like different things.

It's possible for people to like different things.
02-05-23, 04:27 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,145
Posted By wolfchild

I don't follow any stretching routines, simply...

I don't follow any stretching routines, simply because I I believe that it's unnecessary and doesn't do anything beneficial for the body. If it works for you that's great, but that doesn't mean that...
01-13-23, 12:12 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 24,324
Posted By jon c.

One could make a similar argument for the top...

One could make a similar argument for the top pricing tier of any good,
01-10-23, 08:56 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 11,834
Posted By Gresp15C

In the business world, "resistance to change" is...

In the business world, "resistance to change" is used almost exclusively when someone is ambivalent to a change that doesn't actually benefit them. It's an ad hominem argument -- attacking the person...
11-10-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,432
Posted By Rolla

I personally think the frame material "debate" is...

I personally think the frame material "debate" is much ado about nothing. The "best" frame material is whatever your favorite bike is made of.
10-24-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,253
Posted By rydabent

I am now 84, so have a life time of cycling...

I am now 84, so have a life time of cycling experience. From the 3rd grade to the 8th grade I rode my bike a mile and three quarters to school. Then the district provided busses. But I continued...
10-20-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,301
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I saw a study in JAMA, maybe a year ago, which...

I saw a study in JAMA, maybe a year ago, which analyzed as many nutritional studies as they could find for the past several years. They concluded that about 80% (I don't remember the exact number,...
08-27-22, 05:24 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,843
Posted By wolfchild

I don't have any performance goals and I don't...

I don't have any performance goals and I don't follow any structured training....I ride because I enjoy riding. Health benefits and cardiovascular fitness in just a side-effect of cycling. Cycling is...
08-13-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,678
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Most bicyclists around the world have always...

Most bicyclists around the world have always known that; many "enthusiasts" and other niche riders are coming to the realization that they do not need to try and emulate professional road racers in...
08-06-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,599
Posted By tkamd73

I never tighten the straps, and just use flat...

I never tighten the straps, and just use flat bottom tennis shoes, never an issue. Platform pedals with the pins work quite well too.
Tim
08-06-22, 04:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,599
Posted By wolfchild

Get some MTB platform pedals with pins in them...

Get some MTB platform pedals with pins in them and a pair of shoes with grippy soles.
07-30-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,273
Posted By rsbob

Just love the name calling. If you don’t like...

Just love the name calling. If you don’t like someone’s post, don’t read it and move on.
07-28-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,761
Posted By rydabent

I have ridden bikes for over 70 years now. I...

I have ridden bikes for over 70 years now. I have never "trained" for anything. I simply ride bikes or trikes for exercise and fun. Or back when I was young, to get to school.
07-28-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,761
Posted By Random11

As a cycling enthusiast, I was interested in...

As a cycling enthusiast, I was interested in discussing some of my thoughts on the motivation to ride with other cycling enthusiasts. Can you suggest a website or discussion group where that might be...
07-25-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,761
Posted By Random11

I'm Not Training; I'm Exercising

Every morning I ride 15-20 miles over rolling hills. I rarely miss a day. I enjoy riding, but one motivator is that I think it's good for my health. I get occasional advice (and see it here) on what...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,087
Posted By Calsun

Bike parts do not wear out for the most part and...

Bike parts do not wear out for the most part and so Shimano needs a new gimmick to increase sales (normally). My first electronic addition to a bike was a Cateye computer that provided speed and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,519
Posted By Polaris OBark

I have a similar situation, except my...

I have a similar situation, except my gravel/all-road bike is steel, and when I have it loaded up with tools, water bottles, etc, it is pushing 24 lbs. Every time I think about buying an Emonda or...
04-05-22, 11:48 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 12,301
Posted By downtube42

I'm neither an early adopter nor a Luddite. When...

I'm neither an early adopter nor a Luddite. When things become affordable and are proven by time, I'll jump on.
02-23-22, 05:02 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,839
Posted By Frkl

@ US Consumer, "We, the cycling press, as dutiful...

@ US Consumer, "We, the cycling press, as dutiful mouthpieces of the marketing departments of bike makers, would like to tell you something that has absolutely nothing to do with our need to sell...
12-28-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,203
Posted By davethelefty

Thanks for the wise council. Turns out this was...

Thanks for the wise council. Turns out this was at the start of the pandemic and NONE of the LBSs had road bikes in the price range I was targeting. Not Trek, not Specialized, not Giant. So it was...
08-05-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,067
Posted By tkamd73

To each there own, some people need to work, be...

To each there own, some people need to work, be it for financial or personal well being. My only hard goal for retirement was, to never work again, so far so good.
Tim
06-25-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,992
Posted By wolfchild

I use platform pedals...Not too much wear on...

I use platform pedals...Not too much wear on brakes, I typically only stop 2-3 times on a 3-4 hour recreational ride...Commuting in the city involves a lot more stopping than a recreational ride out...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 01:06 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 31,583
Posted By Amt0571

SRAM mechanical derailleurs labeled "Yaw" don't...

SRAM mechanical derailleurs labeled "Yaw" don't need trimming when properly set-up.

IMHO, electronic shifting is something the industry invented to keep selling bikes when it ran out of ideas. I...
10-13-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,157
Posted By tomato coupe

There is no "normal" speed. Ride and have...

There is no "normal" speed. Ride and have fun.
11-14-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,690
Posted By bruce19

And, imagine Iran sending their forces to a base...

And, imagine Iran sending their forces to a base in Canada or Mexico and then launching drones and sending forces into upstate NY or AZ because they want our natural resources or they want to support...
09-26-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,110
Posted By Digger Goreman

Being the "devil's advocate" (pun fully...

Being the "devil's advocate" (pun fully intended), our community would have hung the driver in effigy had he been driving distracted.... In all honesty, you owe dinner and your life to a truck...
09-12-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 21,681
Posted By Hiro11

On last point before I dump out of yet another BF...

On last point before I dump out of yet another BF thread that has disintegrated into useless, passive aggressive name calling, internet tough guys, deliberate inability to try to understand what...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-18, 11:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,751
Posted By Cyclist0108

Thanks. I've probably bought more that 12...

Thanks.

I've probably bought more that 12 Treks since my first one in 1992 (a 520 touring bike that was rock-solid throughout its entire life -- I finally gave it away to one of my grad students),...
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