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08-02-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,133
Posted By JoeO

I think maybe this thread has jumped the shark

I think maybe this thread has jumped the shark
07-28-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By 10 Wheels

Get a Very Bright Strobe Light for The Front of...

Get a Very Bright Strobe Light for The Front of your Bike.
07-05-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,167
Posted By sha90

hi, this is a very belated update. i bought the...

hi, this is a very belated update. i bought the cruiser but made the mistake of not test-riding it on an incline. found out too late that inclines were too much of an effort. the bike shop said they...
07-01-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 630
Posted By BCDrums

Addendum

CC,

My shifting problem came down to an out-of-spec position of wheel axle in the dropout, but, spurred by your comment, I flushed and lubed my DA 7700 shifter anyway. After the lubing, it shifts...
06-28-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I see! The 1.5" refers to the length of the...

I see! The 1.5" refers to the length of the chain as it forms a tangent from the largest cog to the guide pulley, whereas the 5 mm to 7 mm refers to the gap in space between the largest cog and the...
06-26-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 687
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Talk about mudflaps? My girl's got em.

Talk about mudflaps?


My girl's got em.
06-26-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,758
Posted By hokiefyd

Because there's never been a direct relationship...

Because there's never been a direct relationship between the MSRP of a bike and the cost of goods sold, I think it's difficult to correctly characterize this as "price gouging". Bikes retail for...
06-24-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,758
Posted By SkinGriz

Neither

Everything is worth what someone is willing to pay.

No such thing as price gouging.
06-24-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,838
Posted By DaveSSS

Bicycles steer in the same manner as a...

Bicycles steer in the same manner as a motorcycle, but the force required to turn a bicycle is small compared to a motorcycle. Those who have never taken a motorcycle training course should try it. ...
06-21-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,371
Posted By unterhausen

Bike shops have to order bikes ahead of time. In...

Bike shops have to order bikes ahead of time. In a normal year the order would be placed sometime in the summer for delivery the next winter/spring.
This didn't really happen last year, at least...
06-01-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,727
Posted By 2old

Really enjoyed their closeout since everything...

Really enjoyed their closeout since everything was 95% off and even though I loaded up, still didn't get enough consumables. If they could have survived another year, they would have really thrived...
05-31-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,370
Posted By rumrunn6

6-3-20 swapped the fork. It does not squeak! Yay!...

6-3-20 swapped the fork. It does not squeak! Yay!
listed as 9mm dropout, measures 10mm. But at least it was the same on both original & new forks...
05-27-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,525
Posted By GhostRider62

Get an attorney

Get an attorney
05-08-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,463
Posted By Troul

"Then said Cyclist unto him, Put up again thy...

"Then said Cyclist unto him, Put up again thy carbon frame into his cliplessness: for all they that take the carbon frame shall perish with the carbon frame."
Thy Troul 08, 21:41
05-06-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,814
Posted By indyfabz

Ricky Bobby.

Ricky Bobby.
05-06-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,992
Posted By lostarchitect

Yeah, this kind of thing happens when the...

Yeah, this kind of thing happens when the government intentionally tries to sabotage an essential service so they can have an excuse to privatize it. They've been chipping away at USPS since at least...
05-01-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Posted By jccaclimber

Seeing as how the backing plate from my other...

Seeing as how the backing plate from my other brake lined up with the axle slot when the mystery spacer was removed I opted to leave it out. The only thing that needed to be done was turn the large...
04-27-21, 01:14 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,294
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Well, folks, I turned my 620 into a Lexus.... My...

Well, folks, I turned my 620 into a Lexus.... My previously skeptical self (for good reason) with regard to big tires, their aesthetic, and their benefits, has been disproven. Crazy. Sure, big tires...
04-20-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,257
Posted By tyrion

Scientific analysis of riding while high: ...

Scientific analysis of riding while high:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqXCDDjWa9U

Happy 4/20 to one and all.
Replies: 18
Views: 1,155
Posted By StarBiker

https://craigslistharvester.com/

https://craigslistharvester.com/
Forum: Commuting
04-16-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,154
Posted By cyccommute

I use a Week-at-a-Glance pocket calendar. I...

I use a Week-at-a-Glance pocket calendar. I record distance, time, average speed, and bicycle identity (Iíve had as many as 13 bikes but currently only have 8). At the end of the year, I put the...
04-13-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,257
Posted By Ted Noiz

I'm in the same position as you in many ways. Had...

I'm in the same position as you in many ways. Had insomnia since childhood and deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Have used Marijuana in order to manage it in the past (and will again if the...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-12-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,097
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I have yet to find a pedal and shoe that works...

I have yet to find a pedal and shoe that works for me off road, so sneakers and Deore pedals w/ clips and straps. I have thought about their aspect on this fall off. Not to be contrary but I've...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-11-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,097
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The autopsy is finished and the patient died of...

The autopsy is finished and the patient died of blunt force trauma. Yes this frame is toast. It's actually rather interesting in how the various bends and dents are.

First and most obvious is the...
04-09-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,294
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Trek 620 on 700x48 Tires??? A $10 New School Frame Shows The Way

I had a few titles for this thread, but didn't want to go all click bait-y, so here is what we have.

I bought a $10 frameset from Bike Works' twice-monthly "As Is Sale" and through a lot of...
04-02-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,940
Posted By Troul

Drafting has its + & - , however, I often wonder...

Drafting has its + & - , however, I often wonder if the - is thought about when in the moment ready to draft. Example: You work your ninja moves to stealthily draft someone. That person has no...
04-02-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,257
Posted By shelbyfv

:popcorn

:popcorn
04-01-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,161
Posted By MattCycle

At what point do motorized bicycles and scooters...

At what point do motorized bicycles and scooters become motorized vehicles and should be regulated as such? Unpopular opinion, most cycling incidents I have seen or been apart of, have been because...
03-30-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By GuitarRider2002

I appreciate all the replies. I'm...

I appreciate all the replies.

I'm definitely going to get the Velocitys, not sure which one though. If I were on a very tight budget, I would just rebuild the factory wheels with some DT Swiss...
03-29-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,638
Posted By Troul

if peared in the like conditions, the cherry...

if peared in the like conditions, the cherry picking of results would be very difficult to achieve.
03-20-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 2,815,890
Posted By bechermitT

Thanks for the suggestions, by now it kind of...

Thanks for the suggestions, by now it kind of fixed itself. I think it was just the unfamiliarity with the brake-lever combo and a few minor adjustments did the rest. (I had to delete your posted...
03-16-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 737
Posted By noobinsf

Have you checked the chain for wear?

Have you checked the chain for wear?
03-15-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By wgscott

I have their stem and seat post. Definitely an...

I have their stem and seat post. Definitely an excellent suggestion.

My wife has wrist and hand pain. We have tried almost everything. She finally got cortisone injections, which have allowed...
03-13-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By MidTNBrad

So....I removed the bolts and they were dry on...

So....I removed the bolts and they were dry on the outside and it looked like the threads had threadlock on them. This was the first time they were removed in five years so I figured keeping them...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-13-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,097
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The bike is done for now. I blued the frame and...

The bike is done for now. I blued the frame and fork, applied decals, clear coated and assembled the components. Rode it up and down the street then over our lawn.
...
Forum: Foo
03-11-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,316
Posted By Darth Lefty

it should have a circle, a circle, a dot, and a...

it should have a circle, a circle, a dot, and a dot
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,365
Posted By jaxgtr

I got pulled over by a cop once in an area where...

I got pulled over by a cop once in an area where they have 5 cops for a 2 mile stretch along a road over looking the beach. I was drafting behind a mini van in front of me doing about 28 in a 20....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 758
Posted By Iride01

Did you use the converter tool to gauge where to...

Did you use the converter tool to gauge where to set the position of the converter switch?

https://si.shimano.com/api/publish/storage/pdf/en/dm/RBFD001/DM-RBFD001-01-ENG.pdf

page 14.
03-05-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 908
Posted By speedyspaghetti

So two things: 1. I got it off - the electric...

So two things:
1. I got it off - the electric impact did the trick. It was definitely really stuck in there cause it took quite a bit of pulsing to get it off. I had to risk it with a chrome socket...
03-04-21, 03:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By alij2018

YOU ARE DAMN RIGHT. I adjusted cable first then...

YOU ARE DAMN RIGHT. I adjusted cable first then adjusted rear derailleur. I have installed rear derailleur and adjusted tension several time in my life and it is the first time I have done this...
03-03-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,616
Posted By 3alarmer

. ... I always use the electric car to go buy...

.
... I always use the electric car to go buy gas for the IC lawn mower. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,365
Posted By Tycho Brahe

Raise your hand if you checked after reading this...

Raise your hand if you checked after reading this thread.
03-01-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By SB_Greg

Sunset to a Frozen Stem

Frozen Stem Drama
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,014
Posted By alexdi

Edco, Recon, and Token have all-steel 12-28s in...

Edco, Recon, and Token have all-steel 12-28s in 11. More details (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16C3Rz6qmzmurSNd-L3IeMSFukkBFV6D1DRbfS59EDrE/edit#gid=873671641).
03-01-21, 03:59 AM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 2,815,890
Posted By ElCani

More work on done my Appalachian... Nitto...

More work on done my Appalachian... Nitto Randonneur Bars (B132) and Nitto MT-10 stem, plus some metal mudguards I had lying around. Crap bar tape that doesn't stretch, nightmare to wrap.

...
02-28-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 611
Posted By Raleigh71

YOU GUYS WERE RIGHT ON!!! I assembled the...

YOU GUYS WERE RIGHT ON!!!

I assembled the cage wrong!

See photos. Any ideas?

...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-27-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,097
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Last shots for a while. The completed frame/fork...

Last shots for a while. The completed frame/fork will see a visit to my sandblaster (in sister's garage who is recovering from C-19, she has a week to go in her quarantine), get a final touch up...
02-27-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 26,611
Posted By Enthalpic

Successful time trialling (STT) is a product of...

Successful time trialling (STT) is a product of time and money. STT = (time)(money) (eq. 1)

We also know that time = money (eq. 2)

Substituting eq. 2 into eq. 1 we see that STT =( money)^2 (eq....
02-26-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 814
Posted By topflightpro

Regarding Canyon, I really don't know. Like some...

Regarding Canyon, I really don't know. Like some of there other bikes, I suspect the highest end options will go full internal routing.

Honestly, find the bike that fits best and meets your...
02-24-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,349
Posted By merlinrkd

Update on the Giant Zorbers fork recall. Giant...

Update on the Giant Zorbers fork recall. Giant suppled a new Talon bike to satisfy the warranty! I turned in the CADEX to the dealer. Hats off to Folsom Bike for a smooth process. They are great!
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