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05-22-24, 06:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 897
Posted By bboy314

The best way is to buy from a reputable seller.

The best way is to buy from a reputable seller.
05-20-24, 09:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,022
Posted By rsbob

As I have aged, I have found my greatest enemy on...

As I have aged, I have found my greatest enemy on the bike to be heat. My body doesn’t regulate itself like when I was young by copious sweating, forehead excepted. I have found myself after a hard...
05-14-24, 03:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,425
Posted By Garthr

I've used it as I'm one apt to try things for the...

I've used it as I'm one apt to try things for the experience. It works as well as any other oil based lube, and the key with any oil based lube is wiping it down after every ride, plus the rings and...
05-10-24, 04:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,101
Posted By dsaul

Don't show up for a ride that you are not...

Don't show up for a ride that you are not registered for. Wait until after the ride and someone will upload the course to Ride With GPS. Download the course and ride it another day.
05-02-24, 06:24 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,918
Posted By Pratt

I'm sorry, you aren't cleared to have my identity.

I'm sorry, you aren't cleared to have my identity.
05-02-24, 06:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,518
Posted By Crankycrank

I use the chain checker tools to know when I'm...

I use the chain checker tools to know when I'm getting close to a worn chain and then a steel ruler for the final, more accurate measurement. The advantage of a chain checker is that it's quick and...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-24, 07:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,221
Posted By locolobo13

Ouch! 20% seems high. Not sure where you live...

Ouch! 20% seems high. Not sure where you live but some routes here in the Phoenix Metro area have more flat causing debris than others. Learning how to avoid such debris is part of the experience....
04-23-24, 06:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,258
Posted By soyabean

As far as I'm concerned, Gatorskins on any bike...

As far as I'm concerned, Gatorskins on any bike makes it a gravel bike that can ride on gravel.

Someone that is used to upright and then throws couple grand on a drop down to use for the first...
04-17-24, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By Koyote

This is why there are cycle computers with...

This is why there are cycle computers with dedicated mounts.
04-15-24, 02:26 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,355
Posted By john m flores

Most of my kit has one thing in common - on sale!

Most of my kit has one thing in common - on sale!
04-08-24, 07:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,089
Posted By Steve B.

The fewer the data fields, the larger each data...

The fewer the data fields, the larger each data field. Maybe just display speed, ride time and distance ?
Forum: Touring
04-07-24, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,418
Posted By indyfabz

There’s a common practice? Early on during...

There’s a common practice?

Early on during my cross country tour, I put my rig on a truck stop weigh scale. 90 lbs. That was with water bottles but no food. It was a relatively light Cannondale...
03-28-24, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By Crankycrank

A Microshift R9 will work well with your...

A Microshift R9 will work well with your chainrings and 4500 shifters. Solid, uses some steel where the aluminum Shimano derailleurs failed so slightly heavier but more durable, shifts as well as any...
Forum: Touring
03-26-24, 11:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,293
Posted By zandoval

No... Been just as cold in either one or two. But...

No... Been just as cold in either one or two. But having room to stow all your ship in your tent with you is great. And of course in a two man you can get your nose a little farther away from your...
Forum: Touring
03-26-24, 11:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,293
Posted By MarcusT

1P tents suck, IMHO. For a few more ounces and 50...

1P tents suck, IMHO. For a few more ounces and 50 cm wider footprint you can sleep more comfortably , have room for gear and if you're stuck in the tent due to bad weather, you won't get...
03-21-24, 08:53 AM
Replies: 27,230
Views: 3,202,950
Posted By JustaJoe

My ride yesterday was unremarkable, rode around...

My ride yesterday was unremarkable, rode around our suburban area but the wind was persistently +15mph. And of course, it seemed the entire time I was riding into it. Anyway, I like to take a dirt...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-24, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By rekmeyata

I doubt the tire is too big, if you are mounting...

I doubt the tire is too big, if you are mounting one side of the tire on and it fits, then the tire is fine, so put some air into the tube by blowing into it as hard as you can with your lips, this...
03-06-24, 08:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 982
Posted By grumpus

The brand is Pinion, a manufacturer of bicycle...

The brand is Pinion, a manufacturer of bicycle gear systems like Rohloff - would you need to know the make model year of a bike if the question was simply about what oil to use in a Rohloff hub?
03-04-24, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 678
Posted By woodway

The visor does not catch enough wind to matter....

The visor does not catch enough wind to matter. The visor is helpful in the sun. It's really helpful in the rain.
02-29-24, 07:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,468
Posted By TiHabanero

The last thing I desire to deal with is having to...

The last thing I desire to deal with is having to charge a phone or GPS device every day while on tour. Cateye Velo 8 is my go to computer. Never had one fail on me, battery lasts about 6 years. Less...
02-28-24, 03:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,468
Posted By Leisesturm

Is anyone shocked that a GPS based speed/distance...

Is anyone shocked that a GPS based speed/distance sensing element will lose lock with the Sattelites occasionally? Top of the line Garmin GPS (automotive) lose connections during severe weather and...
02-24-24, 08:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,313
Posted By Polaris OBark

Spring can't come soon enough.

Spring can't come soon enough.
Forum: Touring
02-21-24, 10:56 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,765
Posted By MarcusT

Did some delinquent derailleurs pick on you as a...

Did some delinquent derailleurs pick on you as a kid?
02-21-24, 11:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 841
Posted By FBinNY

You do understand that this is a bike tires...

You do understand that this is a bike tires normal working environment?
Forum: Commuting
02-15-24, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By 79pmooney

I don't have an answer on the bead but are you...

I don't have an answer on the bead but are you putting a little air in the tube first? Doing so makes getting it in cleanly a lot easier. And the really simple trick to getting the right amount of...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-24, 11:43 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 12,265
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...
01-21-24, 06:55 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,728
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

My first thought is that you are on a very bad...

My first thought is that you are on a very bad path if you eat like this ^ off the bike on a regular basis. I hope you have good health insurance. I'll light a candle for you. Good luck :lol:.
01-21-24, 10:57 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,728
Posted By Bassmanbob

I've found that I cannot out-exercise what I put...

I've found that I cannot out-exercise what I put in my mouth. I can ride as many miles as I want and still put on weight if I don't watch what and how much I eat. Remember, what you put in your...
01-19-24, 01:15 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,421
Posted By Koyote

Not helpful to the OP, but this is why my last...

Not helpful to the OP, but this is why my last (and most expensive) bike purchase was a custom steel frame with completely ordinary specs and components. I could probably go into almost any decent...
01-15-24, 09:04 PM
01-11-24, 08:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,582
Posted By mstateglfr

One suggestion would be to get a larger size. ...

One suggestion would be to get a larger size.
Another suggestion would be to just buy a different brand's club fit. Rapha Core line is decently club in fit and can be had for $60 during sales. ...
01-07-24, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By redshift1

If that is just a cap and unscrews anti-clockwise...

If that is just a cap and unscrews anti-clockwise ( i.e. is a "normal" R.H. thread ), you could just try screwing in an appropriately sized 'Ezy-out" ( which for their usual use, are anything but...
01-03-24, 09:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,921
Posted By dedhed

Good

Good
12-22-23, 09:24 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,660
Posted By indyfabz

Not in and around Glacier at this time of year...

Not in and around Glacier at this time of year for a 2024 tour.
12-13-23, 09:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,214
Posted By choddo

Apart from changing another bike over to...

Apart from changing another bike over to tubeless?

I would assume the ride home had been a successful test.

p.s. “copacetic” - chapeau.
12-13-23, 08:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,214
Posted By downtube42

Commuter bike: cursory search, then just ride. ...

Commuter bike: cursory search, then just ride.
Rando bike: find the cause or replace the tire. Possibly move said tire to commuter bike.

OTOH if I have a boring rainy weekend, I might be inclined...
12-13-23, 08:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,214
Posted By Crankycrank

As long as the tire hasn't been rotated from its...

As long as the tire hasn't been rotated from its original position when you had the flats, it should be fairly easy to determine if something is still in the tire that caused the flats by just lining...
Forum: Touring
12-03-23, 08:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,776
Posted By John N

Or it may be that he has banned so many people...

Or it may be that he has banned so many people that he lost significant income from that. Unfortunately, the site has become less and less relevant in the last few years. Though I truly wish him the...
12-02-23, 02:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,560
Posted By deacon mark

To me it is just a bike not a put away collectors...

To me it is just a bike not a put away collectors item. They get scratched and fall over, and sometimes we ride in the rain and mess. This does not include the hopefull few crashes. Bikes are simply...
11-27-23, 09:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,570
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

I believe that red paint makes my bike faster

I believe that red paint makes my bike faster
11-07-23, 12:03 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,827
Posted By phughes

It seems Winter has come early.

It seems Winter has come early.
11-02-23, 06:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,283
Posted By spclark

So you ran an M10x1 Helicoil into an...

So you ran an M10x1 Helicoil into an M10x1-threaded hole that still has viable threads innit and you expect the Helicoil to accept the original M10x1 bolt?

If so, it won't - trust me on this....
10-15-23, 10:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,756
Posted By TC1

In fact, you can, as many first responders are...

In fact, you can, as many first responders are slowly learning. Excessively bright and/or poorly-aimed lights blind other road users, and blinded road users cannot see you. The recent trend of...
10-06-23, 05:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,389
Posted By nomadmax

As someone who has had cancer, twice, and am the...

As someone who has had cancer, twice, and am the OPs age; what about health care and major illness? Does where you're going to have state of the art cancer/disease care? Will your health plan cover...
09-21-23, 03:14 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 7,878
Posted By Chinghis

I would say that's just a problem of modern...

I would say that's just a problem of modern triples. My 30-year triples - Deore DX, especially - are still going strong.
09-20-23, 02:06 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,020
Posted By Rick

​​​​​​​ Lawyer lips are the result of apiezing...

​​​​​​​ Lawyer lips are the result of apiezing functionally illiterate people, in an attempt to protect them from themselves. QRs were designed to allow quick removal and instillation of the wheel...
09-14-23, 06:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,024
Posted By southpier

we refer to that as 'planing'.

we refer to that as 'planing'.
Forum: Touring
09-07-23, 03:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,847
Posted By indyfabz

A. I wish I had a crystal ball that would allow...

A. I wish I had a crystal ball that would allow me to predict inflation 10 years out.

B. That sort of touring (e.g., sleeping at gas stations) doesn’t sound like it would be appealing to the OP,...
Forum: Touring
09-06-23, 04:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,382
Posted By indyfabz

By surviving on native plants and small rodents?

By surviving on native plants and small rodents?
09-01-23, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,449
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I seem to bruise my ego during every work...

I seem to bruise my ego during every work session...
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