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05-18-24, 02:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 630
Posted By veganbikes

Exactly what is the flaw in using an internally...

Exactly what is the flaw in using an internally geared hub? Is it because you don't understand their utility or because they did something to you or what? Yes there are drawbacks to an IGH system...
05-18-24, 12:27 PM
Replies: 27,206
Views: 3,191,066
Posted By Samac

Rode to work. Ten mile round trip. Another...

Rode to work. Ten mile round trip. Another beautiful day. I little hot on the way home though.

Cheers,

Scott
...
05-16-24, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 596,213
Posted By XxHaimBondxX

Got in 21 miles today on gravel/road mix. Didn't...

Got in 21 miles today on gravel/road mix. Didn't realize wet gravel is much tougher, so went pretty slow.

Some insurance magnate used to own this joint, before he was arrested on fraud charges and...
05-14-24, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 336
Posted By Rick

I and another member of the forum have had our...

I and another member of the forum have had our Rohloff equippted bicycles over 10 years. I don't look at how much cost difference there is. I look more at the ease of maintenance and dependability. I...
05-14-24, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 336
Posted By base2

Parts and materials cost are one thing that's...

Parts and materials cost are one thing that's deceptively easy to calculate. Especially if you discount labor or unscheduled repair. What's the going rate for a derailleur and hanger that got wrapped...
05-14-24, 01:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 630
Posted By Duragrouch

At midpoint there appears to be a dog-clutch,...

At midpoint there appears to be a dog-clutch, thin metal cylindrical part with axial tabs, that appears to perhaps be missing a section between tabs. Hard to see with all the grease.

Just to the...
05-13-24, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 630
Posted By altenwrencher

The grease obscures it some, but on the largest...

The grease obscures it some, but on the largest piece I see a chunk of metal missing near its left edge, facing the camera.
05-06-24, 06:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,345
Posted By smd4

I always start at the valve. You want the bead...

I always start at the valve. You want the bead and the valve both properly seated.
05-06-24, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By veganbikes

The biggest question is why don't you like your...

The biggest question is why don't you like your bike? Bikes only belong outside while riding them. You need new tires and possibly other parts or more maintenance. There is really no real situation...
04-28-24, 08:26 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,158
Posted By dmark

I worry more about ebikes on the Manhattan...

I worry more about ebikes on the Manhattan Greenway.
04-28-24, 04:28 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,158
Posted By veganbikes

Please do not flash white lights anywhere. Please...

Please do not flash white lights anywhere. Please keep everyone safe. A light is fine but a flashing white light is actively dangerous. Having to literally close one eye and look away from what is...
Forum: Touring
04-26-24, 08:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,690
Posted By cyccommute

If you are considering lowriders on the rear, I...

If you are considering lowriders on the rear, I would suggest you read this article (https://www.bikeforums.net/22482777-post1.html) from when lowrider racks became available in the US. TL;DR...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-24, 08:37 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 11,949
Posted By Strawbunyan

i am not sure why he should be hanging his head...

i am not sure why he should be hanging his head in shame... he has been nothing but supportive and helpful along my journey.
MEH, its 5 miles and i basically just use it as an excuse to ride...i...
04-20-24, 08:58 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,454
Posted By Steel Charlie

That's just a multi speed bike with a really...

That's just a multi speed bike with a really inconvenient shifting mechanism.

And all that gas about how making life difficult being somehow enobling ... Well, go for it. It only reminds me of the...
04-20-24, 08:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,904
Posted By easyupbug

Get another LBS.

Get another LBS.
04-19-24, 04:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,740
Posted By JoeyBike

Looks like you are holding a decent speed. My...

Looks like you are holding a decent speed. My rule of thumb is 20+mph and I'm acting like a motorcycle. Uphill, against a big wind, or for whatever reason I can't hold 20 mph, I'd be on that sidewalk.
04-15-24, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3,929
Views: 489,882
Posted By TC1

Because bicycle helmets do not work, and wearing...

Because bicycle helmets do not work, and wearing one in public while not racing is, as I said, detrimental to the collective safety of all cyclists. The latter point has been explained by others, so...
04-08-24, 11:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,938
Posted By Yan

No offense to the dead guy but this is one of the...

No offense to the dead guy but this is one of the safest, most luxurious bike lanes I've ever seen in my life. I don't know why anyone would refuse to take it and choose to ride in the road instead....
Forum: Commuting
04-04-24, 05:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 747
Posted By noglider

Video: Decent advice for beginners

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxbhAI0b3hQ
03-30-24, 09:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,024
Posted By Aubergine

I question this. In all my years of riding I have...

I question this. In all my years of riding I have never lifted a rear wheel. But then, as a skilled rider I know how to throw my butt off the back of the saddle to weight the rear wheel in hard...
03-30-24, 08:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,455
Posted By tcs

Get a frame, put a Rohloff on it. It's not...

Get a frame, put a Rohloff on it. It's not rocket surgery.
...
03-27-24, 02:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 738
Posted By roadfix

Flip your wheel. If it offsets to the opposite...

Flip your wheel. If it offsets to the opposite side your wheel wasn’t dished (centered) during the truing process.
If it is offsetting to the same side, then it’s your fork.
Forum: Touring
03-25-24, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 812
Posted By ignant666

I had one, until it got stolen off the street in...

I had one, until it got stolen off the street in DC when a hostel owner made me lock it outside overnight after finishing the C & O. Fortunately i have decent insurance, so not as disastrous as it...
03-24-24, 07:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 768
Posted By bboy314

It seems like all of your energy spent running...

It seems like all of your energy spent running around looking at drastically different bikes could be better spent walking into a good shop and seeing what they have to offer.
03-22-24, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1,094
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Posted By unterhausen

rydabent -- permanent. Repeated rules violations...

rydabent -- permanent. Repeated rules violations - High Maintenance
03-21-24, 02:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,231
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I say yes to the IGH. I am on my second one and...

I say yes to the IGH. I am on my second one and they are just the greatest for in town. Shimano 8 speed both times. First one the bike frame broke so no complaint about the gearing. Current one, a...
03-16-24, 04:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,231
Posted By MikeDeason

From what I read online, a bike with Shimano...

From what I read online, a bike with Shimano Alfine 8 and a belt drive and hydraulic disc brakes is priced on average more than the one I bought.


Reading about the Alfine 8, it sounds perfect...
03-16-24, 12:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,911
Posted By groverdill

OK folks, I’ve got some feedback for you based on...

OK folks, I’ve got some feedback for you based on the tips you all gave me. I took a 28 mile ride on the local trail today, and I utilized the tips and tricks from this post. Brilliant! The last time...
03-14-24, 07:12 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,072
Posted By smd4

Fair enough. Sort of like me and soccer. Sorry....

Fair enough. Sort of like me and soccer. Sorry. "Futbol."
03-13-24, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By Rick

The Priority 600 sales new for $2499.00. The...

The Priority 600 sales new for $2499.00. The Pinion 12 speed has 600% Range. At full retail it is a good deal for someone. If the used one is in good condition $900 seems reasonable.
Forum: Touring
02-29-24, 11:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,248
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I rode over Kicking Horse Pass in...

My wife and I rode over Kicking Horse Pass in 2013, and didn't even know it was a pass. Due to construction, there were no signs indicating the summit or crossing the border into Alberta.

Rogers...
02-29-24, 08:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,209
Posted By Steve B.

Research says it should be 27.2 but your...

Research says it should be 27.2 but your measuring tool says 26. I would be questioning the measuring tool and getting a digital caliper. You do not want to force a too large seatpost. FWIW,...
02-29-24, 10:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,411
Posted By Koyote

If you have to ask other people which bike to...

If you have to ask other people which bike to purchase, you probably don't need another one.
Forum: Touring
02-28-24, 10:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,185
Posted By Yan

Tire choice is based on planned route. Off road,...

Tire choice is based on planned route. Off road, use a wide tires. Road tour, use a narrow tire. Don't know? I find 35mm to be a good compromise that will at least get you through most rough stuff...
Forum: Touring
02-28-24, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,248
Posted By BobG

That "Old Highway 1A" is actually a designated...

That "Old Highway 1A" is actually a designated road bike route to Kicking Horse Pass and beyond from the east! Old broken pavement closed to motor vehicles. Follow it on Google Maps ... open street...
02-27-24, 04:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,218
Posted By LarrySellerz

RSV has been a thing for a long time, but mainly...

RSV has been a thing for a long time, but mainly early childhood and certainly not talked about nearly as much as it is now. About two years ago, it started being mentioned several orders of...
Forum: Touring
02-26-24, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,248
Posted By BobG

I have no photos of the old Kicking Horse Pass...

I have no photos of the old Kicking Horse Pass either. In 1983 I took the now defunct Via Rail Canada passenger train through the spiral tunnels! ......
Forum: Touring
02-26-24, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,248
Posted By Yan

I have no photos of the pass but here's one of...

I have no photos of the pass but here's one of Lake Louise next door taken last summer.
...
02-22-24, 09:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,712
Posted By smd4

So… nothing, really.

So… nothing, really.
02-21-24, 07:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,886
Posted By Calsun

Woman hit by three cars in Palo Alto

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/female-cyclist-struck-and-killed-by-multiple-vehicles-in-palo-alto-on-monday/ar-BB1iBsiK

The woman was operating per the rules for cyclists and she died. While...
02-18-24, 04:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,908
Posted By HelpSingularity

Dear OP You are not having "bad luck" with...

Dear OP
You are not having "bad luck" with bicycle tires and tubes. You are purchasing the absolute cheapest products possible. And then you are wondering why they don't last, luck has absolutely...
02-18-24, 02:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,394
Posted By rydabent

If you research this, Fla does have the highest...

If you research this, Fla does have the highest bike deaths per 100,000.
02-17-24, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By FordTrax

I pulled the trigger on a set of 700c Dyads...

I pulled the trigger on a set of 700c Dyads already built up with 36 DB spokes and 105 hubs. I would have spent as much on buying the components as I did on the prebuilt set. I will have them hand...
Forum: Commuting
02-15-24, 07:38 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 11,949
Posted By Pantah

The comment on a lower end bike needing more...

The comment on a lower end bike needing more regular fine tuning than a better quality bike I find to hold true. All my machines are running at least mid-grade components and for those it's generally...
Forum: Commuting
02-15-24, 06:41 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 11,949
Posted By Leisesturm

For a 5mi commute I think drop bars are a bit...

For a 5mi commute I think drop bars are a bit much. Flat bars are much more compatible with street clothes AND TRAFFIC. Even if the entire journey was on MUP or Greenway the ergonomics of flatbars...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-24, 11:43 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 11,949
Posted By noglider

I-Like-To-Bike, I know that way of looking at...

I-Like-To-Bike, I know that way of looking at things, and I used to share it. But I've learned that almost everything is linear as I said before. The less you drive, the less frequently you need to...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-24, 09:56 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 11,949
Posted By stevel610

I think a 5 mile commute is just right.

I think a 5 mile commute is just right.
Forum: Touring
02-10-24, 07:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,216
Posted By Yan

Sorry I don't mean to intrude into an argument...

Sorry I don't mean to intrude into an argument that's none of my business, but I just wanted to chima in and say, you're a total douch bag.

The guy owns a Brompton. So the F what. You sound like a...
02-04-24, 08:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,294
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I recommend against having only a millimeter or...

I recommend against having only a millimeter or two tire clearance. I did that once, and a hot road in New Mexico made the tire expand and rub against the chain stay. But if you have to choose...
02-04-24, 09:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,594
Posted By cyccommute

Perhaps but I find that most all OEM loose...

Perhaps but I find that most all OEM loose bearing hubs have bearings that are far too tight…to the point where the wheels won’t pendulum due to the weight of the tube valve. I suspect it may have...
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