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01-24-23, 06:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 744
Posted By noimagination

Just picked up a new Mazda (CX-5). No touch...

Just picked up a new Mazda (CX-5). No touch screen. It has a screen, but the screen controls are all knobs/dials with "clicks" when pushed/turned.

Still too complicated and distracting, to my...
01-21-23, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By drz400

Yay xmas presents upgrade

The kids bought me the R8000 mechanical rim groupset with the 32 cassette for the ol 2014 CX, my first upgrade was a carbon fork and 105 wheelset. Mostly I favor this old bike because it the best...
01-20-23, 07:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 490
Posted By unterhausen

I built mine out of parts I had on hand. It's...

I built mine out of parts I had on hand. It's rear wheel only, but I may extend it to support the front wheel too. It has fore-aft motion on round linear bearings. The linear bearings I had were...
01-20-23, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By NomarsGirl

Pan Mass Challenge 2023

Trying to decide whether to register this year. The fundraising is such a pain. I may have convinced a former Red Sox player to ride with me. He said he always wanted to do it, so I invited him to...
01-20-23, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 497
Posted By ClydeClydeson

You really FLICKED that one up.

You really FLICKED that one up.
01-19-23, 09:13 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,895
Posted By big john

Seems kinda dickish.

Seems kinda dickish.
01-18-23, 11:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,895
Posted By stan01

Glue less patch kits can be a lifesaver when you...

Glue less patch kits can be a lifesaver when you run out of spare tubes on a ride. I've had the situation of having mystery flats on a ride & went through all my tubes. The glue less patch kit takes...
01-17-23, 07:04 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,740
Posted By PeteHski

I think that's where I'm heading too. My current...

I think that's where I'm heading too. My current bike has Sram 48/35 chainset and 10-33 cassette. Perfect for my local rolling terrain, but it was a bit marginal on a trip to the Alps. I spent a...
01-16-23, 10:46 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,158
Posted By 79pmooney

If you ever have an issue where your front brake...

If you ever have an issue where your front brake doesn't work you just might find that ineffective rear brake rather useful. Long descents, you can bleed a lot of speed and heat with them. I've...
01-16-23, 05:05 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,105
Posted By shelbyfv

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01-15-23, 09:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,709
Posted By spelger

take your pants off when you ride.

take your pants off when you ride.
01-15-23, 05:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 985
Posted By Koyote

To me, this isnít about spirituality; itís about...

To me, this isnít about spirituality; itís about probability.
01-14-23, 11:09 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,045
Posted By VegasJen

If so, the manufacturers won't sell any. The old...

If so, the manufacturers won't sell any. The old racing expression is "Speed costs. How fast do you want to go?" I don't see how bikes are any different. When you get to a certain point, every...
01-13-23, 04:32 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,045
Posted By Eric F

You have me curious...got a link?

You have me curious...got a link?
01-13-23, 03:53 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,045
Posted By Polaris OBark

If you are as old as Rideabent, that's kind of...

If you are as old as Rideabent, that's kind of like next Tuesday.
01-13-23, 11:29 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,045
Posted By livedarklions

Either buy the $14k bike or don't. Seriously,...

Either buy the $14k bike or don't. Seriously, who gives a flying *%$@ whether you think it's worth it or not?

I've got COVID. I really need a more entertaining troll thread than this.
01-13-23, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 399
Posted By bblair

Wahoo TickR chest strap. Way more predictable...

Wahoo TickR chest strap. Way more predictable than my old Garmin.

I did have a problem with the first one after about 6 months and they replaced it, no questions asked. Pairs in seconds with Zwift...
01-12-23, 06:57 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,687
Posted By dedhed

People buy water bottles? I thought they came as...

People buy water bottles? I thought they came as swag at outdoor functions.
01-12-23, 05:53 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,687
Posted By Koyote

This one ...

This one ...
01-12-23, 04:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 400
Posted By FBinNY

Depending on the specific road/traffic details it...

Depending on the specific road/traffic details it might be better all the way around if you had your wife stop on the shoulder or a turnout then catch up from time to time, rather than be a...
01-11-23, 08:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,182
Posted By rumrunn6

I have a 2nd job at a big box home improvement...

I have a 2nd job at a big box home improvement store. we do lots of on-line training. some courses cover discrimination of all types. then they quiz you. it helps us keep our unconscious bias in...
01-10-23, 02:43 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,679
Posted By Eric F

Rydabent.

Rydabent.
01-10-23, 02:06 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,679
Posted By Eric F

No. They don't. This is a fabrication that you...

No. They don't. This is a fabrication that you regularly put out there, but isn't actually based on facts.
01-10-23, 01:07 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,679
Posted By shelbyfv

My thots in easy to understand pictures...

My thots in easy to understand pictures :deadhorse2: :troll:
01-09-23, 08:47 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,000
Posted By Sy Reene

Has anyone ever made a cassette that has a spoke...

Has anyone ever made a cassette that has a spoke protector disc machined right onto the inside the largest cog of the cassette? Seems something like that could be the most elegant 'solution'
01-07-23, 09:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,414
Posted By Canker

Trace Velo and a ton more on youtube. Personally...

Trace Velo and a ton more on youtube. Personally I'd stick to more legit chinese brands like Winspace, trifox, Yoeleo, ican, elves,, rather than knockoffs or completely unbranded stuff. I'm running...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-23, 12:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 535
Posted By rsbob

Shout Out to a LBS

Care to share an amazing experience with your LBS?

Had a chain keeper added by a local bike shop which specializes in MTBs, but a bike is a bike, right? Actually, no. They messed up the front...
01-05-23, 01:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,105
Posted By RB1-luvr

It sure did! haha, one day the owner (his name...

It sure did! haha, one day the owner (his name escapes me now) chatted us up and asked us to follow him on his bike to his new raw bar in Putnam. mm mmm. A very good day.
01-05-23, 01:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,105
Posted By RB1-luvr

back in my motorcycle riding days we called that...

back in my motorcycle riding days we called that "grazing". Fun long days.
01-02-23, 06:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 837
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Our local BART station has these enclosed lockers...

Our local BART station has these enclosed lockers for you to store your bike in. I think that is the best solution. The next best solution is security cameras .
01-02-23, 03:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 837
Posted By Buzzkill53120

There isn't much to prevent bike thefts since the...

There isn't much to prevent bike thefts since the advent of the cordless angle grinder/cut-off tool.
12-28-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,859
Posted By Reynolds 531

In my automotive world, to be labeled a "Car...

In my automotive world, to be labeled a "Car Namer" is a horrific insult.
12-28-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,364
Posted By Koyote

One day, twin sisters rode up on a tandem and...

One day, twin sisters rode up on a tandem and asked if I had any lubricant...
12-27-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,364
Posted By Chuck M

You are more nurturing to your bikes than I am...

You are more nurturing to your bikes than I am then. The closest I've come to talking to a bike or car is cursing at it.
12-27-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,364
Posted By big john

Happens with cars, too. My personal cars were...

Happens with cars, too. My personal cars were mostly manual transmissions and when I drove automatic customer cars at work I would reach for the clutch pedal when coming to a stop.

Cars and...
12-27-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,364
Posted By indyfabz

Remembered the user name. Here is another...

Remembered the user name. Here is another doozie:

https://www.bikeforums.net/training-nutrition/1130285-disco-price-being-here.html
12-24-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By Steve B.

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12-24-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 996
Posted By bblair

If you already have a road bike, definitely...

If you already have a road bike, definitely doable. Here is my setup:

KickR Snap wheel on smart trainer: $500. Can also get the new Zwift device direct drive.
Samsung 58" smart TV. $300 from...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-22, 11:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,304
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Since I only ride by myself or with one other...

Since I only ride by myself or with one other person, I am not qualified to comment on which is the most important rule. However, based on my diligent analysis of the rules, the one that is most...
12-20-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By KerryIrons

Simple question: why? You will get no...

Simple question: why? You will get no significant performance improvement (or maybe none) and you get added hassle. It's doable, but pretty pointless unless you can't find a tire that meets your...
12-19-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,254
Posted By 10 Wheels

Never had Cramps during a ride. Would get some...

Never had Cramps during a ride.
Would get some at night.
Tonic Water Quinine worked for them....
12-16-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 4,931
Posted By Ogsarg

I would call the police immediately and let them...

I would call the police immediately and let them know what happened and give them the contact information for the person that sold it to you. Let the police figure out whether the seller is a fence...
12-15-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By Tomm Willians

My longest climbing day (so far)

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Finally exceeded 5000í in a single ride!
62ís...
12-15-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,043
Posted By staehpj1

I don't know, but I do look back at 50 and wonder...

I don't know, but I do look back at 50 and wonder why 50 year old kids need a forum due to advancing age.
12-12-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 427
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

If this was the C&V forum, wool would be the only...

If this was the C&V forum, wool would be the only way to go.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 836
Posted By thin_concrete

Running a dehumidifier all year long in Florida...

Running a dehumidifier all year long in Florida is just a waste of energy. That’s like keeping an outdoor fire going all year long in the Arctic Circle.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,280
Posted By caloso

Indexed shifters work by moving the chain via the...

Indexed shifters work by moving the chain via the derailleur by pulling in or letting out a certain amount cable for each click. The number of cogs on the rear cassette needs to match the number of...
12-05-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 9,287
Posted By terrymorse

It appears that some here did not read the...

It appears that some here did not read the article. Specifically, the Tips for Outdoor Exercise in Cold Weather:



And the My Recommendations section:



Seems to be pretty sensible,...
12-04-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 693
Posted By rumrunn6

the options are mind boggling. regarding the...

the options are mind boggling.

regarding the vineyard here's my breakdown
Edgartown - shopping
South Beach - ocean waves
Oak Bluffs - bars restaurants ice cream
Vineyard Haven - quiet port...
12-03-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 904
Posted By Polaris OBark

The global population was at least a factor of 2...

The global population was at least a factor of 2 smaller back then. Huge FUVs and pickups did not dominate our roads. Cell phones and text messages didn't exist. People had some sense of community...
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