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07-27-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 422
Posted By GhostRider62

Try lowering your saddle height by 10 mm

Try lowering your saddle height by 10 mm
07-26-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 422
Posted By hokiefyd

I have done a little bit of testing over the...

I have done a little bit of testing over the weekend. I did angle my saddle nose down just slightly. Using the method mentioned by 79pmooney I loosened the rear bolt until the rails were loose, I...
07-25-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,285
Posted By rydabent

For the tiny weigh penalty of a granny gear why...

For the tiny weigh penalty of a granny gear why not have one. I submit it is far less than the weigh of a 12 speed 1x cluster.
07-23-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,285
Posted By Crankycrank

Doubles are lighter weight, less complicated....

Doubles are lighter weight, less complicated. Triples still allow you to have a close/closer ratio cassette when using a wide range of gearing which comes in handy when traveling over various...
07-16-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,836
Posted By DavidHawkins

Your saddle is likely at the wrong height.

Your saddle is likely at the wrong height.
Forum: Touring
07-14-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,923
Posted By thook

perhaps i'm not the best at conveying, but it...

perhaps i'm not the best at conveying, but it seems some people here understood where i was coming from. at least, originally

nevertheless, please accept my apologies everyone. poor excuse, but...
Forum: Touring
07-14-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,923
Posted By thook

no, i'm sorry. my attitude is generally good....

no, i'm sorry. my attitude is generally good. this morning has not been easy going and apparently i misread the mood behind your post. i know you were trying to be helpful. and, there was a part i...
Forum: Touring
07-14-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,923
Posted By Jonathan Hanson

Sadly, you can't write. Good luck in your quest.

Sadly, you can't write. Good luck in your quest.
Forum: Commuting
07-12-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,188
Posted By Darth Lefty

You might gain enough time on the fancy bike in...

You might gain enough time on the fancy bike in order to get back the time you spend brushing your teeth.

The further I get into my family life, the more I look at these sorts of things in terms...
Forum: Touring
07-12-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,532
Posted By indyfabz

The NPS doesnít agree when it comes to bells. ...

The NPS doesnít agree when it comes to bells.

https://www.nps.gov/articles/hiking-in-bear-country.htm
07-11-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,224
Posted By indyfabz

*smh* I'll stick with my Ortliebs and rain...

*smh*

I'll stick with my Ortliebs and rain gear.
Forum: Touring
07-11-21, 02:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,532
Posted By BikeLite

The bear was killed a few days ago, said to be...

The bear was killed a few days ago, said to be not well. There was mention of a neck abscess.

UPDATE: An article mentions the bear was normal weight with no evidence of disease.
07-10-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,813
Posted By livedarklions

Formerly fat guy here as well ( I only lost 140...

Formerly fat guy here as well ( I only lost 140 pounds, I bow to you). I did ride wider seats when I was big, but nothing remotely close to that shape. That's basically a bench in the rear and, as...
07-09-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 953
Posted By indyfabz

All liquor and most wine sales in PA are...

All liquor and most wine sales in PA are controlled by the state and take place at state-owned stores. Those stores were, in fact, closed for a good while due to COVID. Those supermarkets in the...
07-08-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I didn't think I needed to mention it, but guess...

I didn't think I needed to mention it, but guess I do: The first thing one does is adjust saddle position, then stem. My bike fit primer is here: https://www.bikeforums.net/21296948-post3.html...
07-08-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 821
Posted By dedhed

While the fork doesn't look bent, something just...

While the fork doesn't look bent, something just looks wrong with it. :)
07-08-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,764
Posted By MoAlpha

Don't try this again without replacing sodium....

Don't try this again without replacing sodium. Seriously. You can't hold onto intravascular fluid volume without it and it could explain much of what you experienced. Drink enough water without Na+...
Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,532
Posted By indyfabz

Rode by this in Montana in 2019. Too far to climb...

Rode by this in Montana in 2019. Too far to climb for a date.

...
07-06-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 458
Posted By tyrion

I'd want it soft, like a leather hammock style,...

I'd want it soft, like a leather hammock style, but without the leather.
07-06-21, 02:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,373
Posted By Lazyass

Here's a war story. In Aug 1990 I was...

Here's a war story.

In Aug 1990 I was deployed to Saudi Arabia and immediately sent to the Iraq border to dig in fighting positions and wait for tanks to come roll over us (which didn't happen...
Forum: Touring
07-05-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 632
Posted By Pratt

Pitching the tent without the rain fly (or sur...

Pitching the tent without the rain fly (or sur toit, as my tent calls it) is probably a good way to make it rain at 2am.
06-24-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,188
Posted By zandoval

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-23-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,596
Posted By livedarklions

Sorry, but that has "this isn't going to end...

Sorry, but that has "this isn't going to end well" written all over it.
06-23-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,596
Posted By VegasTriker

This never ends well and almost always gets...

This never ends well and almost always gets locked fairly quickly as it degenerates into a pissing match between dog lovers and some who do not love dogs much. In decades of riding I have been...
06-23-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,596
Posted By livedarklions

I used to ride with a Pole on my rear rack, and...

I used to ride with a Pole on my rear rack, and he was quite adept at scaring off dogs. The Swede? Not so much.
06-23-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,596
Posted By Outrider1

I employ a similar setup for jousting.

I employ a similar setup for jousting.
06-23-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,596
Posted By prj71

I'm laughing at you real hard. Can you please...

I'm laughing at you real hard. Can you please post of pic of this nonsense?
06-16-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 926
Posted By Iride01

I'm still confused as I always am. If you...

I'm still confused as I always am.

If you are happy with your bikes and how you ride and fit on them then what's the issue? If you find at some point there is a goal that you can't achieve that...
06-13-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,052
Posted By Koyote

When did "we" elect you to speak for us?

When did "we" elect you to speak for us?
Forum: Touring
06-12-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,207
Posted By MarcusT

Many tourers use large platform pedals, and this...

Many tourers use large platform pedals, and this will usually compensate for soles which are too flexible. I use a trail runner, but depending on weather and the mood, might even wear flip flops. I...
06-09-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 684
Posted By oldukbkr

A worn cassette can cause skipping regardless of...

A worn cassette can cause skipping regardless of the condition of the chain. So it might be that your chain has not worn enough to fail the chain checker but the cassette needs replacing, especially...
06-08-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,764
Posted By Rolla

Of all the zombie threads to exhume, this is...

Of all the zombie threads to exhume, this is among the dumbest. :crash:
06-06-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,859
Posted By unterhausen

Since people can't stop themselves, I'm closing...

Since people can't stop themselves, I'm closing this for further review by the mod team
06-06-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,859
Posted By Koyote

I donít care if he is the President of the United...

I donít care if he is the President of the United States or not Ė Ė I always love seeing older people on bikes. I want to be riding at that age.
06-06-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,859
Posted By cb400bill

Please keep the political content limited to the...

Please keep the political content limited to the P+R forum.
06-06-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,859
Posted By Road Fan

Honestly, we get way too much political...

Honestly, we get way too much political commentary (like the helmet strap bull____) on "normal" media. I totally don't need it on BF, especially when not corralled into whatever secret Dark Pedaling...
06-04-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 915
Posted By cubewheels

We now have 32er MTB.... 10 years from now, we'll...

We now have 32er MTB.... 10 years from now, we'll have this:
...
06-04-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 915
Posted By shelbyfv

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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05-30-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,524
Posted By jack pot

... these bike lawyers got you asking for the...

... these bike lawyers got you asking for the shop to fix imaginary damage. C'mon man, holster those 6 shooters and ride that bike til you get the cramps and then drink some pickle juice and ride...
05-30-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,411
Posted By indyfabz

I really donít know clouds at all.

I really donít know clouds at all.
05-29-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,524
Posted By Bald Paul

Those only help when you realize you're about to...

Those only help when you realize you're about to crash. :roflmao2:
Forum: Touring
05-29-21, 04:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By saddlesores

after 'bout a quarter million touring miles, i...

after 'bout a quarter million touring miles, i can honestly declare i've never ever said
"golly, i wish my bags had fewer pockets."
05-27-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,524
Posted By indyfabz

Depends.

Depends.
05-26-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,396
Posted By Troul

i was going to ref the Viper, but didn't want to...

i was going to ref the Viper, but didn't want to shorten anyone's wick.
05-25-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 26,094
Posted By shelbyfv

And since the thread was senselessly revived we...

And since the thread was senselessly revived we need this:;)
...
05-25-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 26,094
Posted By Iride01

Welcome to BF. You really felt obliged to go...

Welcome to BF.

You really felt obliged to go to the effort of signing up and replying to comments made over 11 years ago?


I wouldn't pay $840 dollars for two tubes for my bike. Just...
05-22-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,476
Posted By veganbikes

I did something similar with grass for someone on...

I did something similar with grass for someone on a ride, I think we had some tube or pump issues I cannot remember so we just stuffed with grass and made it back after 150 miles of riding that...
05-22-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,476
Posted By Chuck M

As Red Green would say, "If women don't find you...

As Red Green would say, "If women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy".
05-21-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,101
Posted By Phil_gretz

What about bones, cartilage, tendons, and...

What about bones, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments for structural support? And then there's the central nervous system, which includes sensory inputs (touch, hearing/balance, sight) to make...
Forum: Touring
05-21-21, 01:52 AM
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