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06-28-23, 01:11 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 7,686
Posted By KerryIrons

No, it wouldn't. Many studies with power...

No, it wouldn't. Many studies with power measuring pedals show that the only time people pull up is at very slow speeds, typically when climbing. We simply don't have the coordination to pull up...
06-28-23, 12:38 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 7,686
Posted By Polaris OBark

If you pull up hard enough, you will come...

If you pull up hard enough, you will come unclipped. If you use the easy-out Shimano 2-bolt clips, you don't even have to pull up hard.
06-26-23, 04:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,203
Posted By 3alarmer

...I am 74 this year. If you want, I will let my...

...I am 74 this year. If you want, I will let my wife know, to notify you about the garage sale when she gets rid of all my bike stuff. :)
06-26-23, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,203
Posted By 3alarmer

...you need a couple of other tools, once you get...

...you need a couple of other tools, once you get the end caps off. But the journey of a thousand miles, (https://sheldonbrown.com/pedals.html) begins with but a single step. This and a 10mm socket...
06-26-23, 06:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,203
Posted By hazetguy

Velobase has it listed as: Artisan Tool & Die...

Velobase has it listed as:
Artisan Tool & Die pedal wrench
Double-ended pedal tool for removing dustcaps and pedal spindle locknuts. One end fit Campagnolo style dustcaps; the other Kyokuto...
06-26-23, 05:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,203
Posted By Trakhak

Your deduction is correct: it's a wrench designed...

Your deduction is correct: it's a wrench designed for disassembly of pedals. Those who guessed that it's a wrench for Helicomatic hubs---note that the round openings in the wrench are a little too...
06-26-23, 05:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,203
Posted By dedhed

​​​​​​https://youtu.be/O4SOdVZ63cU

​​​​​​https://youtu.be/O4SOdVZ63cU
06-26-23, 05:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,203
Posted By nomadmax

If you don't have a Helicomatic hub, it doesn't...

If you don't have a Helicomatic hub, it doesn't matter what it is ;)
05-17-23, 11:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 755
Posted By shelbyfv

I guess the commitment to clinging to the bottom...

I guess the commitment to clinging to the bottom merits recognition. Most folks would have naturally floated up a bit.
05-17-23, 10:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 755
Posted By hazetguy

I'm not really sure why people keep asking about...

I'm not really sure why people keep asking about beng1's saddle/clamp position.
He has answered and explained his philosophical and time-tested justifications about the clamp/saddle position...
05-17-23, 10:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 755
Posted By SurferRosa

I guess we could say at least he's not an AI bot....

I guess we could say at least he's not an AI bot. They know the difference between "its" and "it's."
05-17-23, 10:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 755
Posted By smd4

It turns his 70 degree seat tube angle into a 74...

It turns his 70 degree seat tube angle into a 74 degree one.
05-17-23, 09:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 755
Posted By smd4

I like that the saddle has a cut-out in front for...

I like that the saddle has a cut-out in front for my junk. Well-designed.

This reminds me of the TV show "Everybody Loves Raymond" when his parents drove a car into their living room. Frank...
05-16-23, 08:06 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,402
Posted By 3alarmer

...I used to work with metals, back in a previous...

...I used to work with metals, back in a previous life. I'm very sorry that the rims you got were the crummy chrome plated ones, but I can assure you that the ones I took off a '58 Raleigh Lenton I...
05-15-23, 09:08 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 9,457
Posted By Eric F

What I found when I was riding a single speed MTB...

What I found when I was riding a single speed MTB on a regular basis is that I was developing a brute strength fitness on climbs that was different that I got with my geared bikes. Low-rpm work has...
05-15-23, 09:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,720
Posted By Koyote

You have a rather healthy ego.

You have a rather healthy ego.
05-14-23, 08:21 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,402
Posted By 3alarmer

...stainless by Dunlop. I have no idea what sort...

...stainless by Dunlop. I have no idea what sort of composition other than "stainless". Hard to find now, most got discarded over the years. They were very shiny.
05-14-23, 07:51 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,402
Posted By bikemig

Agree with the others. There's not much good to...

Agree with the others. There's not much good to be said about steel rim wheels. That said, steel rims wheels aren't terrible. They're functional as long as you're mindful of their limitations.

I...
05-13-23, 07:42 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,697
Posted By RoadWearier

I never understood why someone likes to piss on...

I never understood why someone likes to piss on someone else's parade.

Great find man! Fixing up old things can be very satisfying and it's one less bike in a landfill!
05-10-23, 02:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,042
Posted By elgranrubio

Wow! Incredible! My feet are flat like duck's...

Wow! Incredible! My feet are flat like duck's feet and that have caused me a lot of problems. Finally got around to do custom made inlay soles which have improved my overall physics. Interesting you...
05-08-23, 09:52 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,697
Posted By tomato coupe

Wow, the fastest kid in the neighborhood! A lot...

Wow, the fastest kid in the neighborhood! A lot of people have trouble dealing with that much early success.
05-08-23, 08:33 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,697
Posted By shelbyfv

What's next?

The "bikes" continue to devolve.
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05-08-23, 08:27 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,697
Posted By dedhed

Best score so far ...

Best score so far

​​​​​​https://www.ebay.com/itm/265428110084

​​​​​​https://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/schwinn/94292
05-08-23, 09:22 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,697
Posted By Eric F

I do. These bikes belong to a guy I know and his...

I do. These bikes belong to a guy I know and his wife......
05-08-23, 07:53 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,697
Posted By big john

I worked with a guy who raced BMX in the adult...

I worked with a guy who raced BMX in the adult class. He got involved when he was taking his son to the races and discovered some of the parents raced, too. He had a pretty nice bike which he did...
05-07-23, 08:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,545
Posted By Outrider1

That's great Ben! Thanks for the update. I may...

That's great Ben! Thanks for the update. I may have to order a set.
05-03-23, 12:15 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 9,457
Posted By genejockey

Only the anti-elite have agency. Everyone else...

Only the anti-elite have agency. Everyone else just follows their programming.
05-02-23, 09:48 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,400
Posted By big john

This guy is very different than any of the...

This guy is very different than any of the regular posters on this forum. Different in just about every way. If someone didn't remember him distinctly then they just aren't paying attention. Not that...
05-02-23, 08:56 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,400
Posted By badger1

Those, like the op, possessed of "brilliant"...

Those, like the op, possessed of "brilliant" minds (as he never tires of telling us) -- those for whom "thinking" is not necessary because they simply "know" -- are responding to hidden meanings not...
05-01-23, 09:58 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 9,457
Posted By Eric F

[/color] There is an older guy who does the...

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There is an older guy who does the same Sunday group ride that I sometimes do. He isn't able to ride very fast, and takes a shortcut so he can finish the ride close to the same time as...
04-28-23, 11:14 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 9,457
Posted By Koyote

I ride in pants all the time. The people down at...

I ride in pants all the time. The people down at the local taproom do not want to see me in lycra. ;)
04-28-23, 10:05 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 9,457
Posted By livedarklions

In my much younger days, when I did ride in work...

In my much younger days, when I did ride in work clothes on my commute (white pants!), I learned that the most effective way to protect the cuffs was to tuck them into my socks. Some of my bikes...
04-28-23, 07:13 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 9,457
Posted By wolfchild

This is the number one reason why we have so many...

This is the number one reason why we have so many debates. arguments and hostility here on general forum. A handful of individuals who imitate the pros and pretend to be pros have dominated this...
04-28-23, 06:11 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 9,457
Posted By BillyD

You have to realize that most of these guys...

You have to realize that most of these guys youíre mingling with have adopted the riding standards of professional racing cyclists. As such they wear cycling apparel that, among other features, does...
04-27-23, 01:53 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 9,457
Posted By Eric F

As odd-ball as it looks, the practical...

As odd-ball as it looks, the practical application makes sense. Personally, I don't see it as more dangerous than a conventional 2x or 3x setup. Any time you're not in the big chainring, you have...
04-27-23, 12:09 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 9,457
Posted By Eric F

Where have you gotten any impression that...

Where have you gotten any impression that appearance is any kind of concern for beng? That said, I agree with you, but I understand his reasoning, from a purely practical standpoint. His beloved...
04-26-23, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By soyabean

I was getting turned on, like that music band...

I was getting turned on, like that music band Ever Moist from the movie Pitch Perfect3.

https://lastfm.freetls.fastly.net/i/u/ar0/b0f199cfcb4a5b1008e0dc2826e0cb43.jpg
04-24-23, 03:30 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 9,457
Posted By urbanknight

I'm pretty sure the small chainring on the...

I'm pretty sure the small chainring on the outside is just to take up the slack on the chainring bolts running a 1x with a 2x crankset (and I'm assuming the inside position has the ideal chainline...
04-24-23, 12:16 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 9,457
Posted By Eric F

This was clarified elsewhere, and it actually...

This was clarified elsewhere, and it actually makes sense. This bike is just a single-speed, and the larger chainring is on the inside because it provides a better chain line for the single cog....
04-23-23, 12:22 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 9,457
Posted By Fredo76

beng1 , I'm at about the same speed, across town....

beng1 , I'm at about the same speed, across town. Thanks for posting, and never mind all the degenerates here. Have a great day! :)
04-23-23, 06:23 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 9,457
Posted By shelbyfv

Great report! Maybe next ride you'll humiliate a...

Great report! Maybe next ride you'll humiliate a Lycra clad poseur (on a bike that fits him.) Staying tuned! :beer:
04-19-23, 03:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,934
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Top gear on flat ground isn't really for...

Top gear on flat ground isn't really for "cruising."
04-18-23, 07:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,545
Posted By Dman1234

Just put them on my sons bike, they look good...

Just put them on my sons bike, they
look good Ö now that the snow is gone itís time to put some miles on them
enjoy
04-18-23, 07:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,421
Posted By Koyote

It's called your Ignore list. Go to the...

It's called your Ignore list.

Go to the user's profile page, click on "user lists," then click on "add to ignore list."
04-16-23, 08:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,592
Posted By TakingMyTime

I've never noticed any aggravation due to...

I've never noticed any aggravation due to exercise, I ride and weight lift regularly. I am approximately 15 lbs overwieght right now but when that comes off the GERD goes down. My acid reflux is...
04-10-23, 07:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,545
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Those are the best tires IMO

Those are the best tires IMO
04-09-23, 04:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,545
Posted By bike_tom

I have the folding version of these in 27 x 1 on...

I have the folding version of these in 27 x 1 on my Fuji. I haven't had a puncture in 1500 miles.
(I do ride mostly on dedicated bike paths, so not as much debris as street riding.)
04-06-23, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By shelbyfv

Yep, "ride your age on your birthday" is a fun...

Yep, "ride your age on your birthday" is a fun tradition. I'm thinking next year at 75 I may switch to km.:lol:
...
04-05-23, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By retswerb

Happy birthday, Beng

Happy birthday, Beng
04-05-23, 08:20 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,092
Posted By rollagain

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The Xebec ... I can no longer ride any upright in comfort, but I still like to...
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