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01-26-23, 03:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 544
Posted By genejockey

3.5% unemployment and 2.6% annual GDP growth...

3.5% unemployment and 2.6% annual GDP growth isn't even remotely a "recession".
01-23-23, 11:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,215
Posted By RCMoeur

I'll see your retroreflective strips and raise...

I'll see your retroreflective strips and raise you several rolls of 3M 35 electrical tape. ;)...
01-23-23, 05:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 499
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm always in my century kit too! I can't think...

I'm always in my century kit too! I can't think of any good reason to trade out my century jersey ... I don't see many in game, that's one hard earned jersey!
01-23-23, 08:17 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,931
Posted By Koyote

Agreed. Agreed. The opening post...

Agreed.



Agreed.

The opening post reads as if sjanzeir hadn't done even minimal research, as it didn't include any specific questions. But rather than responding as I did, I could've (and...
01-22-23, 10:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,746
Posted By NoWhammies

base2 I just took a look at the McClinchy mile. ...

base2 I just took a look at the McClinchy mile. I am going to confirm with Mrs. NoWhammies, but I will likely be signing up in the next day or two. Will be nice to say hi.
01-22-23, 12:14 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,105
Posted By Kontact

The weight of frames is the point of discussing...

The weight of frames is the point of discussing strength to weight ratios on a bicycle forum. I haven't started a bunch of topics as much as I have tried to illustrate the same principles over and...
01-21-23, 11:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 77
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Bike Forum group ride

There was a suggestion in the "Knock, knock" thread that there should be a PNW Bikeforums ride. I have ~250 routes in RWGPS and have led many group rides with friends. Most of my routes start in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-23, 10:08 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 18,416
Posted By Pinigis

ok, I tried our new 33.9mm seat post in an...

ok, I tried our new 33.9mm seat post in an original Swift frame and it fits. I think 34mm may have been a round off.
01-20-23, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By beng1

I apologize for my brain blatherings too. I wish...

I apologize for my brain blatherings too. I wish I had not been that hard on you, live and learn. Best of luck in the future, maybe some good sleep will do the trick.
01-20-23, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By mstateglfr

I read the OP's comments and am still unsure why...

I read the OP's comments and am still unsure why this was shared. The bike certainly is...creative.
Forum: Touring
01-20-23, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 615
Posted By The Goats

First off thx for riding with us! Regarding...

First off thx for riding with us!

Regarding slipping shift levers, tighten central bolt as noted by fellow members here PLUS a great help is to remove bolt and apply a drop of blue thread lock...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-20-23, 07:44 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 18,416
Posted By Pinigis

We finally have production underway and will be...

We finally have production underway and will be delivering bikes in May (barring any unforeseen Covid issues). I decided to do just two colors for this initial run: the green you see above, and a...
01-19-23, 01:00 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,045
Posted By livedarklions

You ever have one of those days when you feel...

You ever have one of those days when you feel like you're riding a dead cat?
01-19-23, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 344
Posted By Positron400

Another update: Removed the decals from the...

Another update:

Removed the decals from the wheels. Never was a fan of the white-red, or a fan of gaudy, large decals in general - esp. not on rims ;) Now the aesthetic is cleaner. Also "tried"...
01-19-23, 11:31 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,045
Posted By Maelochs

Lol ... I buy and sell real estate so I can...

Lol ... I buy and sell real estate so I can afford my carbon fiber Wunderbikes which i cannot even hope to use withing a tenth of their capabilities .... but man, do I love riding them.

That...
01-19-23, 11:28 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,045
Posted By Maelochs

No. You are defining what you consider "a good...

No. You are defining what you consider "a good deal" in whatever random and personal terms you choose and trying to tell everyone who disagrees that they are wrong.

Unless you resell bicycles,...
01-19-23, 11:07 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,045
Posted By tomato coupe

I'm sure everyone sleeps better at night knowing...

I'm sure everyone sleeps better at night knowing you're so concerned about how everyone else spends their money.
01-19-23, 05:34 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,045
Posted By Sy Reene

Evian spelled backwards is Naive

Evian spelled backwards is Naive
01-18-23, 09:51 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,045
Posted By Koyote

The OP was likely just trolling...But even if we...

The OP was likely just trolling...But even if we take him seriously, I'm not sure he's asking the question that you're asking. In fact, it's unclear just what he's asking or suggesting. This line...
01-18-23, 08:52 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,045
Posted By Random11

I've wondered the same thing as the OP. I'm not...

I've wondered the same thing as the OP. I'm not disagreeing. I'm wondering.

I have two bikes with carbon fiber frames and mechanical Ultegra groupsets that have a new price less than 1/3 of a...
01-18-23, 07:12 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,045
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Donít say that over on the C&V sub-forum them are...

Donít say that over on the C&V sub-forum them are fighting words. Down tube friction is the highest form of shifting with the odd rogue advocating for bar end shifters.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-23, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3,349
Views: 41,810
Posted By BillyD

Eagle aero. Had a productive day yesterday...

Eagle aero.

Had a productive day yesterday at a new (for me) eagle spot just 15 mins from my house.
...
01-17-23, 01:56 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,105
Posted By genejockey

Why would anyone build a bike like that? It's...

Why would anyone build a bike like that? It's too small for me. :roflmao2:
01-17-23, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 344
Posted By daverup

A small rubber boot on there will help, ...

A small rubber boot on there will help,

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1754/img_20230117_141104_8e1041825cc0f268d1d3d3402aac7804b5853a84.jpg
01-17-23, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 344
Posted By Positron400

Pretty much done at this point :). Only need to...

Pretty much done at this point :). Only need to add handlebare tape and then take it for a testride.
Seatpost and saddle will be replaced soon too because 1.) ugly 2.) too short ;)...
01-17-23, 10:04 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,105
Posted By smd4

Is $14,000 a lot? I guess it's relative. In...

Is $14,000 a lot? I guess it's relative.

In 1984, the Raleigh Olympic time trial bikes cast $25,000 each--or about $70,000 in today's dollars.
01-16-23, 03:33 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,105
Posted By livedarklions

The worst is when the two pumps you're close...

The worst is when the two pumps you're close enough to hear are just a fraction of a second out of sync, although I have to say that the name ""Maria Menounos" sounds completely trippy that way. ...
01-15-23, 11:12 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,045
Posted By tomato coupe

So, Specialized has caved in to marketing? I...

So, Specialized has caved in to marketing? I thought they were the creators of the marketing? Big Bike is so devious, they're even manipulating themselves!
01-15-23, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 344
Posted By Positron400

Mixtie build - Puch Paceline [Austrian Frame]

Hey!

This is the continuation from a thread in the Mechanics section from a bent mixtie Frame. I was able to bend it back into shape and started putting on some stuff. Thought I share the build...
01-14-23, 01:45 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,350
Posted By Kontact

I'll bet they dropped Specialized because of...

I'll bet they dropped Specialized because of their recent direct to consumer move, which Trek is not doing.

Direct to consumer models have taken great brands like Kestrel and Litespeed and made...
01-14-23, 09:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,453
Posted By PeteHski

The simple answer is no. They would have similar...

The simple answer is no. They would have similar steering weight, but different front centre/wheelbase and castor. The slacker head angle would be generally more stable on descents. You can...
01-13-23, 02:32 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,045
Posted By tomato coupe

How can a $14,000 bicycle possibly be worth the...

How can a $14,000 bicycle possibly be worth the money?

D- for originality.
01-13-23, 01:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,436
Posted By Positron400

Quick update: Ordered parts (chainring, BB, DT...

Quick update: Ordered parts (chainring, BB, DT shifters). Turns out i marred the BB threads on the NDS :( - Need to visit the LBS and get them recut. Already stripped the threads on a Hollowtech :(
01-13-23, 12:00 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,045
Posted By Polaris OBark

$14K is chump change for the intended audience. ...

$14K is chump change for the intended audience. If people buy them, then they are priced according to perceived value. If they don't sell, then they are over-priced.
01-12-23, 10:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,000
Posted By Gresp15C

Just make the dork disc look like an extra big...

Just make the dork disc look like an extra big cog. Problem solved. ;)
01-11-23, 03:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,000
Posted By Bob Ross

One of my favorite aphorisms that I learned back...

One of my favorite aphorisms that I learned back when I first became a recreational roadie is "People Who Don't Know The Correct Way To Remove A Spoke Protector Should Be Required To Ride With A...
01-10-23, 10:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,409
Posted By Polaris OBark

Maybe I am taking this too seriously for foo, but...

Maybe I am taking this too seriously for foo, but this kind of saddens me.

Surely, a real hippy would happily maintain a polygamous and gregarious relationship with several bikes simultaneously.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-10-23, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

This is my last post on this, barring questions....

This is my last post on this, barring questions. I moved the box from the 65* basement to the 36* garage last night. Found a "ceramic heater" and tested it as a heat source. I could get the box up to...
01-09-23, 04:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,241
Posted By HelpSingularity

Apparently there is a parallel universe going on...

Apparently there is a parallel universe going on out there where all these people are experiencing the same trials and tribulations as I am.:lol:

Last summer I started having issues trying to...
01-09-23, 02:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,000
Posted By dedhed

​​​​​​https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics...

​​​​​​https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/470515-i-set-my-rear-wheel-fire.html
01-09-23, 10:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,436
Posted By Positron400

Alright - quick update. Went to my LBS this...

Alright - quick update. Went to my LBS this afternoon, and we were able to fix the twisted headtube and realign the downtube. :thumb: They had some frame-straightening jig from Park tool which was...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-07-23, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I added a few slight improvements today. First...

I added a few slight improvements today. First was to reduce the frame's twisting about as it hangs from the hook. It took a few minutes of playing with stuff for that light bulb to go off. This hook...
01-07-23, 01:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,436
Posted By Mr. 66

Brake bridge side to...

Brake bridge side to sidehttps://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_4839_54e70926e7c102da34b582b684e909b1d43bb177.jpgTaking the bow out of a seatstay...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-07-23, 12:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Here's today's efforts. Lots of hand...

Here's today's efforts. Lots of hand cutting/filing, sanding and $120+ at Home Depot. The box is very rough and has lots of gaps to vent...
01-06-23, 06:45 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,557
Posted By retswerb

Good Lord, this forum is tiring. I'm new here as...

Good Lord, this forum is tiring. I'm new here as a participant after having used the site as an information resource for a long time. Wish you guys could see the culture of this place from an...
01-06-23, 01:41 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,557
Posted By livedarklions

You came into this thread telling the OP...

You came into this thread telling the OP repeatedly that he didn't know what the OP he had written was about and you're calling me the "forum bully"?

You have such a persecution complex, geez. I...
01-06-23, 09:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,436
Posted By Positron400

Thanks - just the encouragement i need :) . Here...

Thanks - just the encouragement i need :) . Here are some pics from a first attempt. I feel i can get it there...
01-05-23, 08:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 760
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I have 14 speed. Beat that. LOL.

I have 14 speed. Beat that. LOL.
01-03-23, 11:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 775
Posted By Kontact

I'll bet there is the perfect (about) 3mm spacer...

I'll bet there is the perfect (about) 3mm spacer on the left that you can move to the right.
01-03-23, 05:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 837
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Here in Japan crime is rare. This isn’t because...

Here in Japan crime is rare. This isn’t because companies or stores make goods harder to steal, but because the laws against theft are harsh, and are even more harshly enforced. Crime levels are...
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