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07-15-24, 02:50 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 7,570
Posted By FBinNY

Don't overthink this! I'm with all those...

Don't overthink this!

I'm with all those saying to maintain control and descend as you otherwise would.

Misplaced concerns about uneven tire or brake shoe wear are simply distractions keeping...
07-14-24, 06:53 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 7,570
Posted By phughes

Ride down. Stop as needed.

Ride down. Stop as needed.
07-10-24, 01:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,136
Posted By Koyote

I could've lived without seeing that photo.

I could've lived without seeing that photo.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-24, 09:57 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,754
Posted By genejockey

If the cops put "like a couple gay cyclists" IN...

If the cops put "like a couple gay cyclists" IN THE INDICTMENT, it's not just about the political views of the person who witnessed it. It leads one to question the severity of their treatment -...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-24, 11:54 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,754
Posted By chaadster

That the cops would walk into a restaurant and...

That the cops would walk into a restaurant and arrest two people on the accusation of public indecency (i.e. gay water dousing) made by some random guy and lock them up for 10 hours is screwed up,...
08-24-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 771
Posted By Bad Lag

"Help me out before I go too deep."My advice,...

"Help me out before I go too deep."My advice, which is really meant to help, is this.

Sell that bike. It is not worth investing the money to make the upgrades you are suggesting.

If you look at...
08-23-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,483
Posted By Roger M

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1080x838/screenshot_20220823_134543_google_255f358beb32288f7e727b7cf9ee513d6c89057a.jpg

I believe you need fifty posts to get out of newbie...
Replies: 126
Views: 15,376
Posted By Schreck83

That’s a C&V tape measure!

That’s a C&V tape measure!
01-02-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,360
Posted By T-Mar

My personal obsevation is that the early 1970s,...

My personal obsevation is that the early 1970s, boom era, Japanese models were conservatively designed. I believe that this was due to their poor post-war reputation in America. Consequently, in...
09-03-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 11,993
Posted By Chuck M

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08-25-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,985
Posted By Koyote

I get off the bike and drink a cold beer.

I get off the bike and drink a cold beer.
08-23-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 14,676
Posted By JohnDThompson

In general, the benefit of "stiffness" in a...

In general, the benefit of "stiffness" in a bicycle increases with rider weight and decreases with road/trail roughness. A heavy rider on smooth pavement gets the most benefit from a stiff bicycle; a...
08-19-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,230
Posted By mstateglfr

Go to a store and tell them you want a saddle...

Go to a store and tell them you want a saddle that will fix the pain in your sperm tubes.
...or maybe phrase it any number of better ways.
08-17-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,230
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

My sperm tubes are only good for a few minutes. ...

My sperm tubes are only good for a few minutes. Longer if I coast.
06-06-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,978
Posted By livedarklions

Time to remind a few people that the former guy...

Time to remind a few people that the former guy couldn't drink from a bottle properly.
05-11-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,164
Posted By Bill in VA

For me it is simple. On a vintage bike with a...

For me it is simple. On a vintage bike with a NON-hook bead rim, wired-on. A folding tire will blow off a non-hooked rim at a lower pressure all things being equal. There used to be some tight...
04-25-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,885
Posted By T-Mar

Nubuo Ozaki, assignor to Yoshigai Kikai Kinzoku...

Nubuo Ozaki, assignor to Yoshigai Kikai Kinzoku (Dia-Compe) filed the USA patent application for their brake safety level in October 1966 and it was granted in October 1968. The patent may have been...
04-05-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,641
Posted By thumpism

You should have led with this one. Nice bike.

You should have led with this one. Nice bike.
11-16-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,645
Posted By P!N20

Probably need some more photos.

Probably need some more photos.
11-13-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,384
Posted By Lemond1985

Head tube size. I know roughly what a 56 cm (my...

Head tube size. I know roughly what a 56 cm (my ideal frame size) head tube looks like, so that's my visual target.
10-20-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,501
Posted By redcon1

My childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon,...

My childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring, we'd make meat helmets... and wear them while riding our bicycles.
10-13-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,074
Posted By shelbyfv

Any suspension on a bike in that price range will...

Any suspension on a bike in that price range will be junk. It will never work properly and will quickly die. You will be left with extra weight and hinky handling. For something functional anywhere...
09-25-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,614
Posted By phughes

This is probably not the best place to look for...

This is probably not the best place to look for an attorney.
09-12-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,071
Posted By yobuttin

Penny Farthing 1885 Columbia Expert Restoration: before/after

I had another thread that was moved to appraisals, so I wanted to share here. We recently had our bike restored. Took approx 10 months to completely overhaul it. Here are some before photos:
...
09-08-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,751
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Which technique? Showing his butt?

Which technique? Showing his butt?
09-03-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,303
Posted By Litespud

A few years of ingrained sweaty taint, and you’ll...

A few years of ingrained sweaty taint, and you’ll be nostalgic for that wet sheep smell
08-28-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,721
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

So what? Would they be better tires if...

So what? Would they be better tires if manufactured in Europe/Japan or just have a better snob appeal patina?
08-23-20, 02:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,696
Posted By GlennR

Too long is better than too short.

Too long is better than too short.
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By Darth Lefty

I hear boomerangs are making a comeback. ...

I hear boomerangs are making a comeback.





...sorry ;)
08-22-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,785
Posted By shelbyfv

Your doc may have an opinion:foo:

Your doc may have an opinion:foo:
08-18-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,478
Posted By GlennR

I ride 150 miles a week and still weigh the same...

I ride 150 miles a week and still weigh the same as I did 6 months ago.

Diet is the only way.
08-18-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,626
Posted By MattTheHat

And yet the post remains. How is this spam? The...

And yet the post remains. How is this spam? The OP references a story about the bicycle industry. That seems fairly on topic.

"The apologist should be receiving negative points for being...
08-18-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,626
Posted By DaverSomething

At least his post was attempting to be...

At least his post was attempting to be constructive. Yours on the other hand... wow dude.
08-12-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 12,955
Posted By bikemig

Steel frames have not improved as much as parts...

Steel frames have not improved as much as parts have. A modern frame is lighter but vintage frames are cooler IMHO. You can get a lighter steel bike than you could back in the day, but I think parts...
08-08-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,061
Posted By tomato coupe

Yes, it's too hot to ride when fonts swell to...

Yes, it's too hot to ride when fonts swell to double their normal size.
07-03-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,836
Posted By Berg417448

Several times I have had clicking that I thought...

Several times I have had clicking that I thought was coming from the crank/pedal area of one of my bikes and it turned out to be saddle/seatpost noise.
06-30-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 29,597
Posted By caloso

You know what’s really inefficient? Having your...

You know what’s really inefficient? Having your foot come off the pedal unexpectedly.
06-16-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 34,583
Posted By Trakhak

"You trained your bicycle to dance . . . " ...

"You trained your bicycle to dance . . . "

From Jack Bruce's first solo album:

Tickets To Waterfalls
06-05-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 16,327
Posted By livedarklions

Yeah, sure, so annoyed with littering I want to...

Yeah, sure, so annoyed with littering I want to assault a little girl.

Seriously????!!!!!
06-05-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 16,327
Posted By nomadmax

I'm with you, he needs to be in jail for sure....

I'm with you, he needs to be in jail for sure. Moreover, it wouldn't be much of a stretch to hook him up on a civil rights violation. They weren't doing anything to him, just exercising their right...
06-05-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 16,327
Posted By livedarklions

Seriously, how big of a scumbag is he? That's a...

Seriously, how big of a scumbag is he? That's a little girl he assaulted.

I'd hope anyone on BF who recognizes him will come forward.
06-05-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 16,327
Posted By livedarklions

Doesn't look like an off-duty cop at all, amirite?

Doesn't look like an off-duty cop at all, amirite?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,850
Posted By Racing Dan

The bike myth the WONT die. It never fails :-) ...

The bike myth the WONT die. It never fails :-)

Its NOT cosmoline. Bike chains are ready to use out of box. You think Giant or your LBS washes 50 mio chains a year in solvent?
05-22-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,412
Posted By downtube42

Next Friday I'll drive up to the Seattle area and...

Next Friday I'll drive up to the Seattle area and do a100k out and back that's about 30% in couger country. My take on fatal risks is something like

1 automobile accident driving up
2 automobile...
05-21-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,412
Posted By Jonathan Hanson

The important thing to remember is just how...

The important thing to remember is just how vanishingly unlikely it is to be attacked by a cougar. And as a matter of fact, it has been shown that fighting back if you are attacked is successful in a...
10-13-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,378
Posted By ThermionicScott

Pee on it yourself to reclaim it.

Pee on it yourself to reclaim it.
09-17-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,754
Posted By u235

She said, hey good looking, we'll be back later...

She said, hey good looking, we'll be back later to pick you up later.
09-10-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,162
Posted By livedarklions

I don't know why some people think making the OP...

I don't know why some people think making the OP sound like he's asking a stupid question when he's not is a clever thing to do, but it's basically a jerk move.

The question is whether the various...
08-28-19, 11:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,222
Posted By ThermionicScott

Attitude is everything. If you're not worrying...

Attitude is everything. If you're not worrying about dying, you can relax, stay off the brakes, and point your bike in the quickest direction downhill.

Not sure how to learn that at my stage of...
08-22-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,820
Posted By mstateglfr

Nope, dont buy it. 105 has a paddle plus brake...

Nope, dont buy it. 105 has a paddle plus brake lever. Tourney has a thumb button.
That alone makes for a totally different feel.
If you actually rode bikes, you would know this. I would be shocked...
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