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08-02-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 1,823
Posted By urbanknight

He was waving at you and will soon make a thread...

He was waving at you and will soon make a thread here about what a jerk you were for not waving back.
08-02-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 1,823
Posted By cyccommute

There’s a reason for that which doesn’t apply to...

There’s a reason for that which doesn’t apply to bicycles. Frankly, signaling right turns with the left arm on a bicycle is awkward and puts the rider in a bad body position for a smooth right turn....
08-01-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 1,823
Posted By genejockey

Isn't that 'roughing the passer'?

Isn't that 'roughing the passer'?
08-01-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By Badger6

:lol: In theory, I have 6 of them!

:lol: In theory, I have 6 of them!
07-31-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By 79pmooney

My first thought. +1 This is a...

My first thought.


+1

This is a bigger issue on the smaller chainrings because of the basic lever principle. You push on a lever the length of the crankarm. You are pulling the chain with a...
07-31-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By shelbyfv

Classic symptoms. Your cassette is worn and will...

Classic symptoms. Your cassette is worn and will not work well with your new chain. This is how you know you need a new cassette. You cannot tell by looking.
07-31-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 689
Posted By terrymorse

I broke my hip, also. But I was determined not to...

I broke my hip, also. But I was determined not to let it relegate me to "non-cyclist" status.

After surgery, doctor said no walking or biking for 12 weeks.

I was on the trainer at 5 weeks, on...
07-30-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 689
Posted By Wildwood

if you pack it in, be prepared to pack it...

if you pack it in,
be prepared
to pack it out.

courtesy of
Wilderness Rangers worldwide.



I have stopped several 'hobbies' with my advancing years. Part of the decision each time was...
07-30-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By zandoval

WOW... How nice... No excuses now your gonna get...

WOW... How nice... No excuses now your gonna get out there and ride... YaHooooo.

I don't ride in snow or ice but when its all muddy I like to take ArmorAll foam tire dressing and spray the entire...
07-29-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 599
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​I think it can do that. For other people. ...

​​​​​​I think it can do that. For other people. 🙂
07-29-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 599
Posted By unterhausen

I never thought that having a mirror would be...

I never thought that having a mirror would be something I wanted, then I tried it and it made me feel more confident that people were passing me safely. Not sure if the varia really fulfills this...
07-29-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,534
Posted By SurferRosa

Maybe take an online class in something (like...

Maybe take an online class in something (like English) to cure your boredom.
Forum: Foo
07-29-21, 05:08 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,341
Posted By J.Higgins

Oh, you get what you pay for but 9 times out of...

Oh, you get what you pay for but 9 times out of 10, you also get more than you expected. I wish I had back all of those tanks of gas I spent driving all night long just to "get some." I wish I had...
07-29-21, 01:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 584
Posted By randyjawa

Let's assume that the cages and balls are...

Let's assume that the cages and balls are installed properly. Let's assume that everything is adjusted properly. Let's assume that the non-drive side lock nut is locking the non-drive side cup...
07-28-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By El Heron

Fabricated an adapter to run compact chainrings on vintage 130BCD/135BCD cranksets

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to share a solution that I came up with to run 110BCD 50T/34T chainrings on vintage five-arm cranksets. I fabricated an outer chainring that allows the 110BCD chainrings...
07-28-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,534
Posted By cxwrench

Speaking of grammar...

Speaking of grammar...
07-27-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 338
Posted By robertj298

Problem solved. Of all the stupid things it was...

Problem solved. Of all the stupid things it was something simple. The rear wheel wasn't
locked in tight so when pressure was put on either pedal the wheel would move slightly
rubbing against either...
07-27-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 338
Posted By robertj298

They were cup and cone. The grease was dirty so I...

They were cup and cone. The grease was dirty so I thought I might as well
clean and regrease them.. The inside of the bottom bracket ,the axle and all
the bearings looked like new when cleaned up....
07-27-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By robertj298

Used the wrong end of tool duh and had trouble...

Used the wrong end of tool duh and had trouble threading it in
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 828
Posted By Kimmo

Nothing odd about that, it's totally normal. The...

Nothing odd about that, it's totally normal. The cogs wear to fit the worn chain, seems okay but efficiency suffers. Slap a fresh chain on, worn cogs say nope.

Same if you put a fresh chainring on...
07-25-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By maddmaxx

75 years old. I have no riding partners left. ...

75 years old. I have no riding partners left. I'm nowhere the rider that I used to be. These days it's all gravel road and trail riding. I still carry a cell phone so when I finally keel over...
07-25-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 801
Posted By pbass

61, and I ride 1x11 and singlespeed gravel rigs...

61, and I ride 1x11 and singlespeed gravel rigs with knobby, beefy rubber. I get passed by roadies all the time--of all ages! I just blame it on the bike:)
07-25-21, 12:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By terrymorse

Just shy of 63 here, road rider, fighting madly...

Just shy of 63 here, road rider, fighting madly to maintain my form.

My problem is that buddies I started riding with 20 years ago are slowing down, but I'm not (very much).

Lately, I've been...
07-24-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 801
Posted By Tomm Willians

Did the tongue-in-cheek humor of this post go...

Did the tongue-in-cheek humor of this post go over your head ?
07-24-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,463
Posted By GlennR

Best up hill... get a e-bike.

Best up hill... get a e-bike.
07-21-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By Riveting

:popcorn

:popcorn
07-21-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 248
Posted By Barry2

I come from the Shallow end of the gene pool !

I come from the Shallow end of the gene pool !
07-21-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 525
Posted By dscheidt

Same way you repair a 5" long one? ...

Same way you repair a 5" long one? https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/vxhe8ea_22bfb913fbb4756b58eb1bf93211138a1acca4d6.jpg...
07-21-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 248
Posted By Barry2

Mix-n-match compatibility of Di2 offerings is a...

Mix-n-match compatibility of Di2 offerings is a bit of a mystery to me.
I'd have to go with RD-RX805 to have a clutch and I don't think that combo'ed with an FD-R8050 is D-Fly compatible.

A...
07-21-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 248
Posted By Barry2

Di2 has the same H,L stops as the mechanical...

Di2 has the same H,L stops as the mechanical derailleurs.
But by pushing the RD Capacity over the spec's, lack of chain tension can become an issue.
Di2 full sync stops me reaching the 34t - 11t...
07-21-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 404
Posted By Hawk2021

i got it out again and checked the spacers,...

i got it out again and checked the spacers, actually i dont know how but i fixed the play, now i hope that ring not become loose again
07-21-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 404
Posted By SurferRosa

All freewheels have a lockring which holds the...

All freewheels have a lockring which holds the cogset cluster to the body of the freewheel. The lockring is usually reverse threaded and is held in place by tightening with a hammer and punch. Its...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 617
Posted By GlennR

Smart move.... I assume your ride was longer than...

Smart move.... I assume your ride was longer than the 11 minutes of his.


Money would of been better spent going to a food bank. Now i know why his Ex left him.
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 722
Posted By SkinGriz

I didn’t know who she was until your post. ...

I didn’t know who she was until your post.

Monitoring texts and a “supply chain disruption task force.”
...
Forum: Foo
07-19-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,341
Posted By jack pot

learn CHESS ... you can play at chess clubs or...

learn CHESS ... you can play at chess clubs or play on line or play against a computer ... Pieces and a plastic roll up board and a used copy of Aron Nimzowitsch's "My System" will cost no more than...
Forum: Foo
07-19-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 722
Posted By TiHabanero

You have done yourself a favor by locking...

You have done yourself a favor by locking yourself out of FB. Such a waste of time with trivial horse crap all the time.
Forum: Foo
07-18-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 722
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I heard that if you got vaccinated, the 5G...

.
...I heard that if you got vaccinated, the 5G chip will interfere with your login. That's just what I heard.
07-18-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 675
Posted By GhostRider62

What Thermo said. I try to get at least a...

What Thermo said.

I try to get at least a 100 miles on a new chain before throwing it into clean white gas. It is surprising the small metal pieces that come off the chain (Dura Ace). I never used...
Forum: Foo
07-18-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 391
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Yup, the chicks have definitely started to poop...

Yup, the chicks have definitely started to poop and poop they do :lol: going to clean off the rug today.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 347
Posted By veganbikes

You cannot really clean and lube well. Degreasing...

You cannot really clean and lube well. Degreasing agents don't play well with lube hence why we use degreasers and then we wipe off and use lube.

I am curious what they are using. Jeff Bezos sells...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 347
Posted By pgjackson

Well, it turned out to just be a dry chain. ...

Well, it turned out to just be a dry chain. Lubed it up, put a couple drops between the cranks and BB, and it's just about silent now. I guess it just shows that sometimes those LBS tune ups aren't...
Forum: Foo
07-15-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,341
Posted By Squeeze

Slightly off topic, but I once knew a US Marine...

Slightly off topic, but I once knew a US Marine who said P.T. (physical training) was free. I said something about running shoes and he said, and I quote: "Hell no! You can run P.T. butt nekkid!"...
07-14-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 334
Posted By scoostraw

Thanks Bigbus. It stops just fine, so I will...

Thanks Bigbus. It stops just fine, so I will leave things as is.
07-11-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,404
Posted By OldsCOOL

There was a house that had 3 dogs just down the...

There was a house that had 3 dogs just down the hill from us. Being rural the owners let the 3 dogs run wild. Owners did not speak english. I called that lonely tiresome stretch of hill “dog hill”....
07-10-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,280
Posted By rosefarts

This morning my wife and I were deciding where to...

This morning my wife and I were deciding where to go climb. I realized we were going to be near the upper trailhead of a ridiculous mess of singletrack.

So I threw my bike in and gave it a whirl....
07-10-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 424
Posted By TiHabanero

Frankly, way too much emotion is put into the...

Frankly, way too much emotion is put into the spoke thing. I weigh 230 pounds, build my own wheels, and have always used 2.0 straight gauge DT Swiss spokes. Have never broken a spoke in the wheels I...
07-09-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,024
Posted By tomato coupe

This thread offers soooooo many opportunities. ...

This thread offers soooooo many opportunities. But, is it worth the price of a one week suspension?
07-09-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,024
Posted By rydabent

You know you are slowing down when...

You know you are slowing down in your old age, when on a hill, an old guy in a walker yells ------------- on your left!!!!!!!!!! :)
07-07-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 983
Posted By Pulse_

Ok I tested both bikes quite extensively now and...

Ok I tested both bikes quite extensively now and long story short I'll send the 62cm back and keep the 60cm frame. I threw the theory away and just tried to be very honest with myself about how I...
07-07-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,404
Posted By indyfabz

A couple of days ago a woman was attacked and...

A couple of days ago a woman was attacked and killed by a grizzly while in her tent during a bike trip. Happened around 3:30 am very close to Ovando, MT, which is not that far from Missoula and is a...
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