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07-30-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By Bigbus

Prepping the Old Gal for Winter

Last year I spent a lot of time at the gym riding a stationary and blaming the weather. While I enjoyed it and stayed in shape, I have a different plan for this winter. Since I have a foul weather...
07-28-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 536
Posted By canklecat

Is there such a thing as sweating too much in...

Is there such a thing as sweating too much in Florida heat and humidity? If it were me, I'd just bring plenty of water and electrolytes, maybe add a hydration backpack, and let it flow. I sweat more...
07-27-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 616
Posted By Biker395

Wait a minute ... you have hair?

Wait a minute ... you have hair?
07-27-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 616
Posted By Dudelsack

Going through the stages

(For those who have not been blessed with a sense of irony…please don’t take this seriously. I can FEEL people getting ready to write “what do you care about what others think?”. I get it. Honest.)
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-25-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By The Chemist

Upgrades!

I just pressed my 2008 Dahon Boardwalk back into service after several years of storage.After doing basic repairs, here's what it looked like - basically entirely stock:...
07-24-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Posted By N2deep

I suggest, 1. How tight are the toe boxes in...

I suggest,
1. How tight are the toe boxes in your shoes. Need room for your feet/toes to move
2. When pedaling are your soles flat or pointed at the bottom of your stroke. If you are pointing your...
07-24-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By ZIPP2001

Craziest ride of the year !

This was by far the craziest ride of the year for me. First my old riding partner Chris comes out for our first ride together in 10 or 11 years. He buys a bike the day before our ride and then gets a...
07-23-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 861
Posted By 70sSanO

The big difference will be less wind resistance...

The big difference will be less wind resistance with drop bars.

Going from a flat bar hybrid to a flatbar road bike may not give you the significant gains you want. Gearing and weight have some...
07-22-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By johbren

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/153x206/200811455_388545706163874_3795856942845515044_n_dce49acf3fa362d42fc920ef61e35fa39d174bb8.jpg...
07-20-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By ZIPP2001

Bike Path Repair Stand !

On today's ride I decided to check on the bike repair stands that are on two different bike paths in the area. It seems that they take turns having pump issues and seldom are both active at the same...
07-20-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 842
Posted By seypat

https://store.haloheadband.com/

https://store.haloheadband.com/
07-20-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 868
Posted By hevysrf

We'll see where you're at after age and cancer...

We'll see where you're at after age and cancer bounce you around a few times.
07-19-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 686
Posted By JoeyBike

That alligator was paying more attention to her...

That alligator was paying more attention to her surroundings than most motorists.
07-19-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 868
Posted By GlennR

h t f u

h t f u
07-19-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 868
Posted By shelbyfv

Well, just don't ride one again if it didn't suit...

Well, just don't ride one again if it didn't suit you. :twitchy: These guys like them https://www.bikeforums.net/beach-cruisers/
07-18-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By kayakindude

Most unusual collisions

Been riding 35 years on the road and always watching for vehicle threats and other hazards, but never saw this one coming.

Riding in my lane at about 18mph and saw 2 teens riding the sidewalk in...
07-17-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 717
Posted By UniChris

Surely we've all seen people weaving erattically...

Surely we've all seen people weaving erattically down the path/lane while their attention is engrossed in their phone.

Some study may have overcounted, but the problem is real.

I hate passing...
07-17-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By ZIPP2001

Rusty Pistons !

The last week of June ended with mostly rain and July has been even worse. It's the 17th of July and we have had rain in 16 of those days. I really have to be in the mood to get wet and this year...
07-17-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,290
Posted By Skullo

Myself , I would totally forget about the...

Myself , I would totally forget about the numbers. Get rid of the computer Strava, etc. Just spin the crank.
07-16-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Triangle Bikeworks

I wanted to give a shout out to Triangle Bikeworks/Spok'n Revolutions (https://www.spokenrevolutions.org/_about/). This non-profit advocacy group was founded 10 years ago with the intent to provide...
07-16-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 774
Posted By chaadster

60x11, baby! ;) ...

60x11, baby! ;)


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07-15-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,651
Posted By Milton Keynes

Dirty Hairy you say? "This is the Gillette Fusion...

Dirty Hairy you say? "This is the Gillette Fusion 5, the most powerful razor in the world. Go ahead... shave my legs..."
...
07-12-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 840
Posted By cxwrench

The bigger tubes would be harder to install.

The bigger tubes would be harder to install.
07-12-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 780
Posted By trainchaser

Wow, I need heart surgery, wasn't expecting that!

Oh the joys of getting old and then, older. I've been experiencing a bit of chest pain when riding faster or uphill, didn't think much of it at the time. On July 3rd I was on my way to get my 2nd...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,188
Posted By AlmostTrick

I really don't see how a fancier bike than what...

I really don't see how a fancier bike than what you already have is going to net you much.

But if you need an excuse to get a new bike then yeah, this might as well be it. :thumb:

Just start...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,188
Posted By Steve B.

Don't get a new bike yet, ride the route a bunch...

Don't get a new bike yet, ride the route a bunch of times to get a feel for what kind of bike does the job best.

Do one day a week by car, pre-position clothing for the week, especially shoes, you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-11-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By tcs

Yep, old 20" Dahon skill. ...

Yep, old 20" Dahon skill.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/284x230/dahon_packed_2_df504c2ede18a7a1d0d85dfd0f5125f9db75ec5b.gif




Sort of a beauty pageant. One can...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By 2_i

Congratulations! When I was faced with a similar...

Congratulations! When I was faced with a similar challenge I ended up putting one wheel of the Dahon into another case. Fortunately, during the particular trip I had a right to carry 2 cases without...
07-08-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,764
Posted By 10 Wheels

Get some lights and Start about 4:30 AM be...

Get some lights and Start about 4:30 AM be finished at 10 or 11.
07-03-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By Darth Lefty

The latex has a volatile stabilizer. It’s at full...

The latex has a volatile stabilizer. It’s at full “humidity” inside the tire but outside the tire it’s evaporating and kicking off the coagulation. In home brew it’s ammonia, in factory sealant it’s...
07-03-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By daniell

Sealant Question

I was wondering. When a tire is punctured, the sealant seals the hole when it is exposed to air. This is what I don't understand. What about the air inside of the tire?
07-02-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By sean.hwy

They actually do something like this. I just read...

They actually do something like this. I just read the story about the women that won the race across America. They said something to the effect of taping her hair back on her back to help hold her...
06-29-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By johbren

old trek brought back to life

The other day i noticed the rear tire wobbling on my specialized cross roads sport. Checked it out and one spoke was torn completly out of the rim. Still waiting on my new trek verve. so I dug out my...
06-29-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By ofajen

Coaster brake only Balloon tires hum on the...

Coaster brake only
Balloon tires hum on the road
Beach cruiser riding

Otto
06-29-21, 03:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By thumpism

So where's the "ode" you mentioned? I'd settle...

So where's the "ode" you mentioned? I'd settle for some haiku and would offer one but I have to go feed the dog.

*later*

Don't like coaster brakes
So beach cruisers aren't for me....
06-29-21, 12:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By canklecat

Same. Old C1-C2 injury from my compact car being...

Same. Old C1-C2 injury from my compact car being t-boned by a full size SUV 20 years ago. I can't handle the current low aero tuck with aero bars parallel with ground.

But I can manage the praying...
06-28-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,726
Posted By But its me

Doesn’t solve the wet helmet pad issue, but Halo...

Doesn’t solve the wet helmet pad issue, but Halo headbands (https://store.haloheadband.com/default.asp) at least help funnel away sweat from my eyes. The key is the silicone band. Like Blakcloud I...
06-28-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,726
Posted By kahn

I've used these for years. Biking, hiking and...

I've used these for years. Biking, hiking and cross-country skiing. I sweat profusely and always have.

https://www.headsweats.com/collections/cycling-styles/products/topless-headband-white

I...
06-28-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,657
Posted By Rick

Race across America

first female cyclist to win Race Across America (https://road.cc/content/news/cyclist-becomes-first-woman-ever-win-race-across-america-284445)
Forum: Commuting
06-27-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 976
Posted By CliffordK

Do you have a Teaching Assistant position and a...

Do you have a Teaching Assistant position and a mentor? Talk to that person. It is possible he or she would be able to help you find a secure indoor place to park a bike.

Something like the Bike...
06-26-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,168
Posted By Bendopolo

Tire nasties

Picked these screws up on the road on my 30 mile ride. I figure that is 9 less flats people will have. I have flatted on both nails and screws on my Bike as well as as my Truck....
06-26-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,871
Posted By rydabent

I offer myself as motivation to ride. Back...

I offer myself as motivation to ride. Back about 1980, i started to ride with my two oldest sons. I have been cycling ever since. I will be 83 this year and ride approx 25 miles every other day....
06-26-21, 01:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By jiminos

Gee… it’s been a long time…

… since I’ve posted. 12 years. And note, here I am at the trendy age of 64 and riding again. Funny how life twists and turns.

i still have the bikes I rode all those years ago. A Giant FCR3 and a...
06-25-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,807
Posted By indyfabz

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=g4Gh_IcK8UM

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=g4Gh_IcK8UM
06-24-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,549
Posted By veganbikes

Vibration given off by narrower tires feels like...

Vibration given off by narrower tires feels like speed but may not be faster. Go with the widest tire you can fit if a road/cross bike and if a fat bike you are riding not on sand and snow go with...
06-24-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,581
Posted By livedarklions

I can't justify the environmental waste of co2...

I can't justify the environmental waste of co2 cartridges, so I carry a frame pump. I just got a new one I haven't had to use yet, so I'll hold off the recommendation. My Zefal broke in two after a...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,465
Posted By Alligator

My Cleverhood rain cape has proven itself several...

My Cleverhood rain cape has proven itself several times. I get less sweaty, and I am completely dry (except my feet). I just change shoes and socks at work and I’m back to normal. My shirt and pants...
06-22-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By Rolla

Perhaps the Ergon orthopedic foam padding +...

Perhaps the Ergon orthopedic foam padding + OrthoCell Inlays have expired. Foam does eventually lose its memory. But then, don't we all? :)
06-19-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,871
Posted By canklecat

Skip the clipless pedals and anything that feels...

Skip the clipless pedals and anything that feels like pressure to suit up. Pick one bike that you can just hop on anytime, wearing anything, and ride around the block. Once you get started and warmed...
06-19-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 5,959
Posted By Papa Tom

I Said I Would Never EVER Buy An E-Bike...but

I am 58 and still a very enthusiastic rider. My wife is a little older, grew up in the city (without a bike), and never really had the passion to build up the muscles needed to bicycle into old age....
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