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06-27-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 273
Posted By Hobbiano

Yes.

Yes.
06-23-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 611
Posted By drlogik

I've been in the fitness and endurance game for...

I've been in the fitness and endurance game for over 40 years and there's two things that have remained constant for me:

1) Pre-hydrate with straight water 2 to 3 hours before your ride. I...
06-23-22, 04:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 312
Posted By indyfabz

If your bibs are not keeping your man parts in...

If your bibs are not keeping your man parts in place it sounds like they are ill-fitting. Pony up for a quality pair, such as Pearl Izumi. And adding another layer of fabric by wearing something...
06-21-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,303
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Sometimes when I am driving, I will say things to...

Sometimes when I am driving, I will say things to cyclists myself.

A few years ago, there was a guy with the full outfit and some snazzy carbon bike walking a up a mellow incline. I could tell...
06-21-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By BobbyG

Another Project "Behind ME"...

I bought a used bike trailer! Yeah, I'm excited about it. I've never needed one, but I'm not getting any younger, so when I found a used, customized, folding trailer for $30 I bought it.

Last...
06-19-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By cyclezen

... 1st rsbob - from above: "...sit in the saddle...

... 1st rsbob - from above: "...sit in the saddle more forward to relieve the pressure but then there was more preninin... per... taint pressure"
I've not heard a rider of the female persuasion...
06-19-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,100
Posted By caloso

It looked like he has toe clips and straps on an...

It looked like he has toe clips and straps on an old Trek hybrid. He needs some flats.
06-17-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,303
Posted By genejockey

I don't recall anything intelligible, since it...

I don't recall anything intelligible, since it seems the people who yell things at cyclists don't understand how things like the Doppler effect work. I like to pretend that they said something nice,...
06-16-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,303
Posted By zandoval

There is a sharp curve on our Bastrop State Park...

There is a sharp curve on our Bastrop State Park road that has a deer crossing sign. When ridding through I heard in front of me tiers screech to a stop. At the curve was a lady stopped in her car...
06-16-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,518
Posted By base2

Hills make you stronger. Headwinds just make you...

Hills make you stronger. Headwinds just make you mad.
06-16-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,303
Posted By Rolla

When I was a bike commuter, I've had co-workers...

When I was a bike commuter, I've had co-workers tell me, "I almost hit you this morning!" which was their way of saying, "I saw you on your bike."
06-08-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,247
Posted By tkamd73

Same issues, switched to biking every other day,...

Same issues, switched to biking every other day, way better.
Tim
06-06-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 683
Posted By davester

Primary reasons for poor performance (in...

Primary reasons for poor performance (in approximate order of importance) are:

1. Old, hardened brake pads. Replace with Kool Stop salmon pads.
2. Too much friction in cable housing. Replace...
06-05-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 551
Posted By Polaris OBark

You might want to try setting it back (not...

You might want to try setting it back (not forward) a little bit.

It sounds counter-intuitive, but too forward shifts your weight onto your bars (and wrists and arms). Ideally, you would like to...
06-04-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 719
Posted By Bad Lag

$50 back then was unobtainable. Only rich...

$50 back then was unobtainable.

Only rich kids had Schwinn Sting Rays and there weren't many of those around..
06-04-22, 05:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By dsaul

Freehubs wobble. I don't know if its...

Freehubs wobble. I don't know if its manufacturing tolerances for runout or on purpose to aid in shifting, but they all wobble to some degree.
06-03-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14,750
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Posted By MLyon18

Chicago Schwinn Middleweight

Before and after of this bike rescued from the dump, and given to me a year ago, a 26-inch,1961 Schwinn Tornado Twin-Bar. I just finished the restoration and upgrade. New wheels on Velocity Atlas...
Forum: For Sale
06-03-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By mrv

.... those were some hard miles....

.... those were some hard miles....
06-01-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 832
Posted By Rolla

Being at the mercy of software, errant wiring,...

Being at the mercy of software, errant wiring, firmware updates, and battery charging is either an argument for owning a second bike or against electronic drivetrains, or both.
05-30-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,494
Posted By Iride01

Maybe this should be a poll. How many cyclist...

Maybe this should be a poll. How many cyclist check their tire pressure immediately after a ride?

I'm thinking the OP is the only one! But I might be wrong. :p
05-29-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By MichaelVa

Meet a couple of my babies, Scarlett and Burgundy.

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Two of my Chrome Paramounts, worthy to be my first photo post.
05-23-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,864
Posted By Gravel Rider

When in doubt....gas it.

When in doubt....gas it.
05-23-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,864
Posted By BobbyG

Don't overdress in colder weather. Dress for how...

Don't overdress in colder weather. Dress for how you will feel after warming up 10-12 minutes into the ride. Especially below 32F.
05-21-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,012
Posted By alcjphil

When you revive a long dead thread like this one...

When you revive a long dead thread like this one you should always check the last post by the OP. In this case, that was 11 years ago. Starting a new thread would have been a better idea since the OP...
05-20-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,191
Posted By WhyFi

Sounds heavy. :p

Sounds heavy. :p
05-20-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,191
Posted By GhostRider62

1. FD 2. RD 3. Left Shifter 4. Right...

1. FD
2. RD
3. Left Shifter
4. Right Shifter
5. Garmin 1030
6. Garmin Varia
7. Turboflash light
8. HRM
9. Front light
10. iPhone
05-19-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 906
Posted By ironhands

🤣 I did just say I haven't been able to find any...

🤣 I did just say I haven't been able to find any locally, which would include stores, or did you assume I was just ransacking random garages? As my bikes not rideable, I'm pretty limited in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,084
Posted By cxwrench

I was a pro team mechanic for over a decade and...

I was a pro team mechanic for over a decade and I'll just say this: Pro racers are some of the most ignorant, under educated, know-nothings when it comes to bicycles that I've ever had the pleasure...
05-12-22, 04:35 AM
Replies: 14,750
Views: 3,556,195
Posted By Murray Missile

They'd have too much in them in time alone to...

They'd have too much in them in time alone to make it profitable. Most people buying at an LBS aren't the rabid..... uh, AVID.... Yeah, that's it, avid, aficionados of old bikes we are and the ones...
05-09-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,302
Posted By jonwvara

The nightmare of NOSness

I have a NOS Stronglight chainring in a size I need, but it's not the "correct" style for my Model 93 crankset. The BCD is the same, though, so I could easily just bolt it on and ride it. The slight...
05-08-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,381
Posted By beng1

I guess I will clean the BB after all.........

I thought I was just going to do some superficial things to this 1976 Fuji then have fun riding it. But I decided to take the rear derailleur off and clean it so it would not be dragging, and while...
05-03-22, 02:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By wolfchild

Use a wire brush to clean some of the rust off...

Use a wire brush to clean some of the rust off and then put grease on the treads and the fork tube.
05-02-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,839
Posted By bruce19

I endure the psychological pain of knowing I no...

I endure the psychological pain of knowing I no longer have the fitness of my 25 yr old self and I am 15 lbs over cycling weight.
05-01-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,660
Posted By Koyote

I know, right? Same kind of test. Except you...

I know, right? Same kind of test. Except you don't piss on this one.
05-01-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,660
Posted By Koyote

So THAT'S Why I Had a Weak Training Ride!

Went out for a forty-miler yesterday that included six of my favorite steep hills, and didn't feel very strong. Couldn't get my heart rate or power up where they would normally be at this time of...
05-01-22, 03:59 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,008
Posted By verktyg

Horizontal Dropouts - Why Ask Why?

Horizontal dropouts probably date back to the 1880's with the introduction of Chain Drive Safety Bicycles - as opposed to "Penny Farthing" High Wheeler Ordinary bicycles.
...
04-30-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,008
Posted By HTupolev

Yes. It also offers versatility, allowing a frame...

Yes. It also offers versatility, allowing a frame to be readily used without any chain tensioners: this allows fixed gear, and also means that nothing kludgy needs to happen to support other...
04-30-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,391
Posted By holytrousers

Where did the break happen ? Are the housings...

Where did the break happen ? Are the housings properly cut and well seated ? Did the cable move smoothly inside them ? Did they break when you tried to overshift ?
04-30-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,391
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I’ve never had a shifter cable break in hundreds...

I’ve never had a shifter cable break in hundreds of thousands of miles of riding. I’ve broken a couple derailleurs, and had brake cables pull loose, but never broken any.
04-28-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,212
Posted By indyfabz

You sold them shifters that are both around 50...

You sold them shifters that are both around 50 years old. I would move on. :D
04-22-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,347
Posted By downtube42

Some guy tried to coal-roll me on an Indiana...

Some guy tried to coal-roll me on an Indiana backroad and failed miserably. I felt like he needed a corner of his man-card cut off.

I was on the Indiana Farmland 200k permanent, somewhere west of...
04-20-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By dedhed

More importantly the upper needs to have the side...

More importantly the upper needs to have the side to side float for proper indexing.
04-20-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 661
Posted By Chombi1

Holy cow!, are you sure you have enough stem in...

Holy cow!, are you sure you have enough stem in the steerer tube to be safe?
I know they (Nitto?) made long necked stems, but did not think they came that long.....
04-14-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,245
Posted By squirtdad

there is no good substitute and I have had no...

there is no good substitute and I have had no luck with soldering stainless even with flux

some things are not worth mucking around with
04-11-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By Rolla

Tire might be a tad big for the frame, but I...

Tire might be a tad big for the frame, but I can't imagine the hairs are doing any harm. Snip 'em off if they bug you.
04-06-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 984
Posted By Kilroy1988

The c. 1954 Carlton Super Python is on the Road!

Hello all,

I started a build thread for this one a while back but that got rather convoluted, so here's a fresh one for the finished results! Yesterday I started with a frame on the shelf and...
04-05-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,716
Posted By MarcusT

As soon as somebody starts talking about watts,...

As soon as somebody starts talking about watts, I'm out
04-05-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,716
Posted By rsbob

I draw the line at e-bikes. YMMV

I draw the line at e-bikes. YMMV
04-05-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,716
Posted By Jeff Neese

This newfangled "index shifting" is something I...

This newfangled "index shifting" is something I can certainly live without.
03-27-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,175
Posted By Wildwood

Clear your handlebars and your mind will follow! ...

Clear your handlebars and your mind will follow!


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