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06-29-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By alcjphil

I use car wash soap when I want to clean my bike....

I use car wash soap when I want to clean my bike. It is formulated to not be harmful to paint
06-24-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 513
Posted By _ForceD_

Iím not following. ??? All the bicycle helmets...

Iím not following. ??? All the bicycle helmets Iíve ever used donít come close to touching my neck. The strap buckles (tight or loosely) under my chin.

Dan
06-22-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 580
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Get a REMA repair kit. Don't screw around with...

Get a REMA repair kit.
Don't screw around with less.
https://www.rematiptop.com/products/automotive/tube-repair-kits.html
06-22-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,193
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Given that President Biden and his wife...

Given that President Biden and his wife apparently enjoy casual bicycle riding at a relaxed pace, is there any benefit for him to be using any kind of foot restraint system?

We saw a negative...
06-22-22, 01:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 558
Posted By Ogsarg

These are two different bikes and personally I...

These are two different bikes and personally I would not let other people's opinions make your decision. Have you ridden them both? Do you have a preference for drop bars or flat bars? If not, I...
06-18-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By 10 Wheels

Take it to a bike shop for adjustment.

Take it to a bike shop for adjustment.
06-11-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 577
Posted By smallpox champ

Thanks all for the suggestions. For those...

Thanks all for the suggestions.

For those interested: I used Loctite 271 to fix a nut onto the threaded rod, the result was the thread rod came out of the axle. Interesting there was a 4mm hex on...
06-10-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,602
Posted By Rolla

Except when they aren't. Welcome to the present: ...

Except when they aren't. Welcome to the present:
...
06-06-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,807
Posted By phughes

Why did I click? Why did I click? :crash:

Why did I click? Why did I click? :crash:
06-04-22, 05:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 789
Posted By Bald Paul

Thankfully, USB-C seems to be the new standard. I...

Thankfully, USB-C seems to be the new standard. I can't tell you how many times I tried to jam one of those mini and micro connectors in upside down. On the units I have that use them, I paint a...
05-23-22, 02:05 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,313
Posted By sw20

If your buddy does this, he's not your buddy

If your buddy does this, he's not your buddy
04-24-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 788
Posted By Kai Winters

Twist shifters are not alike.Some continue to...

Twist shifters are not alike.Some continue to work well, shifting smoothly and easily, over time while others become stiffer and stiffer until they require herculean strength to twist.
Replace them....
04-23-22, 03:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By JoeTBM

I mailed him 5 different versions that we have...

I mailed him 5 different versions that we have "recovered" over the years in our volunteer shop. Hopefully one will fit the bill and the issue will be solved.
04-14-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,036
Posted By Koyote

I'm guessing that the OP might have figured out...

I'm guessing that the OP might have figured out the problem over the past 13 years.
04-14-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,253
Posted By Rolla

Heat shrink tubing?

Heat shrink tubing?
04-08-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,289
Posted By Velogoth

Yes I do.

Yes I do.
04-04-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 599
Posted By veganbikes

Have you actually been to a fitter and explained...

Have you actually been to a fitter and explained your issues? It sounds like you kind of brushed that off as if you were just trying to avoid it. If you have seen a fitter and mentioned everything...
03-24-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By veganbikes

What? What exactly is an asymmetric valve?...

What?

What exactly is an asymmetric valve? I think the person giving you advice has been doin' a bit of schneef there bud.Tell him to figure it out!

If your rims are tubeless ready and...
03-16-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,230
Posted By Iride01

Just move it a little and ride it some. What...

Just move it a little and ride it some. What feels good for short rides may not feel good for really long rides. Same for tilt.

You don't need us!
03-15-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,783
Posted By Iride01

You broke it, you bought it. That's the right...

You broke it, you bought it. That's the right thing to do.

Unless there was specific talk before hand about responsibility and liability. Hopefully you weren't set up for it failing.
03-13-22, 05:14 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 6,375
Posted By TiHabanero

Let Specialized Eat Their Own Droppings

"Specialized is putting a lot of chips behind D2C, and both retailers and consumers will have the opportunity to vote on that bet with their dollars in 2022 and beyond."

The quote above came from...
03-07-22, 12:26 AM
Replies: 3,562
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Posted By Wildwood

Nice vintage Italian road bike, ahhhhh... There...

Nice vintage Italian road bike, ahhhhh...
There is a thread on Italian City bikes in C&V

My Italians:
...
03-05-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,543
Posted By Random11

I'd get a bike stand, something like this RAD...

I'd get a bike stand, something like this RAD Cycle Black 1-Bike Portable Floor Stand Garage Bike Rack HWD630532 (homedepot.com)...
03-01-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 555
Posted By dedhed

You really need a new shtick, that one is getting...

You really need a new shtick, that one is getting stale.
02-18-22, 05:42 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,467
Posted By downhillmaster

Do a quick search here and you will get more info...

Do a quick search here and you will get more info than you know what to do with.
Lewis and Clark packed lighter than many BF members do for their daily rides lol
02-14-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,599
Posted By PeteHski

Nailed it! To me the frame is the "bike". The...

Nailed it! To me the frame is the "bike". The rest are just components. That's how bike manufacturers do it anyway. They don't change the model name just because one spec has completely different...
02-14-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,599
Posted By Troul

are you keeping the original frame? yes, it's the...

are you keeping the original frame? yes, it's the same. no, it's not.
01-22-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By Steve B.

But remember that momentum is your friend. You...

But remember that momentum is your friend. You cannot ride thru and over obstacles without forward momentum. You just bounce off stuff and get stopped dead.
12-24-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 317
Posted By ZIPP2001

Christmas Eve Ride !

Now this is how you start a four-day holiday weekend. Out of the house at 9:30am and on the trails by 10. We had a light dusting of snow and freezing temps 23 degrees. I haven't put the studs on this...
12-12-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,671
Posted By Bob Ross

This "Ride Your Age!" crap is for the birds

...or for the young-uns, at least.

For my 61st birthday today the missus said "let's ride over to [area we haven't been to in almost a year], I designed a route that's 63 miles." I said "hey,...
11-14-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,606
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

General Deterioration of These Forums

There are a few blowhards which have effectively ruined this Bike Forum. These trolling posters, some averaging over 10 posts a day are dominating most conversations taking away any reasonable...
08-31-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,711
Posted By livedarklions

The bike shoes I've tried and seen (you can spot...

The bike shoes I've tried and seen (you can spot this without actually going through the pain of wearing them) all have toe boxes too small for me and make my feet feel like they're in a death camp. ...
08-31-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,711
Posted By livedarklions

I love it when people start lecturing other...

I love it when people start lecturing other people about what they SHOULD like. Obviously, you know more about other people's feet than they do themselves.

Did it ever occur to you that people...
08-29-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,220
Posted By Milton Keynes

I think no matter how long your rides are, your...

I think no matter how long your rides are, your bike fit should be optimized.
08-29-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,158
Posted By shelbyfv

https://www.bikeforums.net/fitting-your-bike/

Calling Moisty, bike fit expertise needed....
08-27-21, 11:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,641
Posted By Mista Sparkle

Both look nice. I'd takle the 2x for more road...

Both look nice. I'd takle the 2x for more road focused riding and the 1x for why dont you have a 1x12 or mountain bike so probably still the 2x.
08-26-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,783
Posted By shelbyfv

Fanny packs!! :lol: Clearly the best solution for...

Fanny packs!! :lol: Clearly the best solution for CheezGiant. Start a thread....:thumb:
08-25-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,707
Posted By livedarklions

No, the function of the foam is to compress upon...

No, the function of the foam is to compress upon impact. The foam itself is not expected to survive the impact as a functioning helmet and thus there is no reason to protect it in an impact.
Forum: Foo
08-17-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,485
Posted By Bald Paul

As far as I'm concerned, "Bro" is only acceptable...

As far as I'm concerned, "Bro" is only acceptable when used towards me by my brother.
08-13-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By base2

Each fastener shound only have one singular duty....

Each fastener shound only have one singular duty. Your QR skewer is doing double duty.

Which is more important: Kickstand or rear wheel?

Nix the kickstand or find one that attaches by way of a...
08-13-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By JohnDThompson

Ah, the joys of internal cable routing....

Ah, the joys of internal cable routing. :notamused:
08-12-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By hokiefyd

The bottom line is the parts don't know how...

The bottom line is the parts don't know how they're used, no, so distinctions between "road", "mountain", "city", "hybrid", etc...are usually in the marketing. Don't get me wrong -- there are...
08-10-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,935
Posted By 308jerry

Tinnitus.... All my bikes are silent. My world?...

Tinnitus.... All my bikes are silent. My world? Not so much... Enjoy the sound of the chain noise. :love:
08-06-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By Eric F

PROBLEM SOLVED! When I got home from work...

PROBLEM SOLVED!

When I got home from work today, I pulled everything apart, cleaned all the contact surfaces with degreaser, and made sure they were really dry before reassembling it all....
08-05-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,419
Posted By Milton Keynes

Um, never?

Um, never?
08-04-21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,052
Posted By veganbikes

The Roll Elite...

The Roll Elite (https://www.specialized.com/us/en/roll-elite--low-entry/p/184493?color=298980-184493&searchText=96121-4202) would be a better option on that front; clearance for much wider tires and...
07-17-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,217
Posted By CliffordK

Many of us just don't deal with the kid's bikes...

Many of us just don't deal with the kid's bikes that frequently. Well, except the people with kids.
07-17-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,179
Posted By Eric F

Disk breaks are grate!

Disk breaks are grate!
07-16-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By 70sSanO

In cases like these, and as much as I dislike...

In cases like these, and as much as I dislike vise grips, they would be a good tool to maintain outward pressure while unscrewing the bolt.

John
07-13-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,306
Posted By hokiefyd

I don't think the wheels themselves are tubeless...

I don't think the wheels themselves are tubeless ready, which sort of plays to the benefit of the ERT system -- you don't need special wheels or rims or tape or anything to run without a tube. The...
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