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Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,633
Posted By Racing Dan

Omg, lol! :-)

Omg, lol! :-)
07-29-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,540
Posted By Litho dbh

I totally got what he was demonstrating: that...

I totally got what he was demonstrating: that entering a phrase in search bar brings up seemingly irrelevant threads. One can get lost. So, we start a new thread, with, what to the regulars is a...
07-28-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 418
Posted By chaadster

No, and yes. It’s all about chainline…and...

No, and yes.

It’s all about chainline…and you’ll hear if your bike doesn’t have a good one for cross chaining.

That said, while I do it typically and without concern— I’m gonna get up that damn...
07-27-21, 01:09 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,284
Posted By HTupolev

I think you two are talking around each other. In...

I think you two are talking around each other. In most cycling conversation, the "elevation" or "elevation gain" of a ride usually refers to the cumulative elevation gained while traveling on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,633
Posted By WhyFi

The FD pushes on the outside of the chain, the RD...

The FD pushes on the outside of the chain, the RD doesn't - how would you propose that excess wax on the outside is causing poor RD shifting? I've never wiped down my chains and I've never had...
07-25-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,465
Posted By PeteHski

OMG! It doesnít need to be that complicated. If...

OMG! It doesnít need to be that complicated. If buying a road bike just make sure it has a compact crankset. If buying a gravel bike then the gearing will be plenty low enough without even looking...
07-25-21, 02:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By Lazyass

Yes, I rode specifically from Turkey to Dubai...

Yes, I rode specifically from Turkey to Dubai last year. The only time it got hairy was when I was on Highway 1 (highway of death) outside of As Amawah and came across some bad guys but I was...
07-24-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,741
Posted By iReadBlitz

A gofundme for an extra pair of cycling shorts?...

A gofundme for an extra pair of cycling shorts? hahaha now Iíve really heard it all.
07-24-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,465
Posted By Bald Paul

Something like this? When riding up a steep hill,...

Something like this? When riding up a steep hill, it will feel more like a level road. :lol:...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By datlas

Talk to the doctor about your concerns. There...

Talk to the doctor about your concerns. There are likely good solutions but best to avoid anecdotal online advice for medical issues.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,633
Posted By gregf83

It doesn't stay cold for long when it goes in the...

It doesn't stay cold for long when it goes in the crock pot. After 10 seconds the chain is up to a high enough temperature that the wax remains liquid on the chain when it's removed. I think that's...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,633
Posted By WhyFi

When was it doing this - well in to your first...

When was it doing this - well in to your first ride?

Even after you break the chain, after cooling, it's still going to be a little stiff and the shifting may be a little off/sluggish. This...
07-20-21, 02:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 842
Posted By canklecat

Cotton bandanas. I have a zillion of 'em. They're...

Cotton bandanas. I have a zillion of 'em. They're thin enough that my helmets fit fine over the bandana. They keep the sweat out of my eyes. It disperses and evaporates quickly.

If I want to...
07-18-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By Bald Paul

I was thinking more like this - technically it...

I was thinking more like this - technically it could last decades!

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,796
Posted By Symox

I could see it happening, as well as 2x and 3x...

I could see it happening, as well as 2x and 3x drivetrains returning. Why? They are elegant solutions - direct mount rim brakes are plenty good for just about anyone road riding up to 32 ish tires...
07-16-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,141
Posted By ThermionicScott

Are you saying you don't give a crap?

Are you saying you don't give a crap?
07-13-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,183
Posted By Bald Paul

Hopefully it's not because he managed to exceed...

Hopefully it's not because he managed to exceed his maximum safe HR. :eek:
07-13-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By fettsvenska

Just be careful because this is a dark hole to go...

Just be careful because this is a dark hole to go down, from which there is no return.
07-12-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By Velo Mule

No sacrilege. The most important thing is that...

No sacrilege. The most important thing is that you enjoy it. Do what you want to make it yours. My only suggestion is to keep the original parts so that you can revert back if you ever want to.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,555
Posted By MinnMan

You have impressive numbers. And seeing as you...

You have impressive numbers. And seeing as you bothered to post about them, the answer to "who cares?" includes.....you.
06-30-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 633
Posted By Bill in VA

On tools, I go by the old saying, you can "pay me...

On tools, I go by the old saying, you can "pay me now or pay me later." A good cheap tool may last for 'enough' jobs, OR it may damage what you are working on with poor specs or manufacturing on the...
06-29-21, 08:07 PM
06-28-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By tempocyclist

If you can't look forward to see what's down the...

If you can't look forward to see what's down the road, you shouldn't be riding that bike.

Get a professional bike fit.
06-26-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,828
Posted By bOsscO

While scrolling twitter this morning I found this...

While scrolling twitter this morning I found this pic of Steven Kruijswijk Cervelo that he rode the TdF with today. He'd crashed (along with tons of other GC contenders) and damaged his bike. But he...
06-26-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 845
Posted By Doc_Wui

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

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06-25-21, 02:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,188
Posted By Lazyass

Every human has their individual opinions and I...

Every human has their individual opinions and I have mine. No lecturing will change it.
06-24-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 22,629
Posted By PeteHski

Things got a lot better for me once I stopped...

Things got a lot better for me once I stopped putting oil on chains and moved to wax based lubes about 15 years ago. Now I have nice clean drivetrains that require very little maintenance.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,244
Posted By Chandne

C'mon man, you know tenacity and persistence are...

C'mon man, you know tenacity and persistence are a cyclist's best traits. Why let them get the satisfaction of never seeing you show up again? You should start with "hey guys, great ride last time"...
06-24-21, 03:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,188
Posted By Lazyass

The tattoo fad is out of control. I got an...

The tattoo fad is out of control. I got an Airborne tat in 1986 after I went in the military. Back then they were cool, not many people had them. In the 90's they went mainstream with the...
06-23-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,596
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I throw kittens. Works great.

I throw kittens. Works great.
06-21-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 576
Posted By WhyFi

You can pop your chainring/cassette info in to a...

You can pop your chainring/cassette info in to a number of gearing calculators online (like this one here - https://mike-sherman.github.io/shift/) to show your speed in a given gear combination and...
06-19-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By MNebiker

Always something new around the corner

I've been riding the local bike trails 3 or 4 days a week for several years. I thought I had seen about every kind of weird and erratic human behavior that might occur on a bike trail.

But...
06-19-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,631
Posted By tyrion

Incorrect. The biggest negative is the extra...

Incorrect. The biggest negative is the extra friction caused by an angled chain. This results in reduced efficiency and extra wear on the drivetrain.

You can define "cross chaining" to mean the...
06-17-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,123
Posted By Bald Paul

That low sun angle is one of the reasons I...

That low sun angle is one of the reasons I dislike riding when the sun is rising or setting. It can blind a lot of drivers, and although there probably aren't many out on the roads at that time of...
06-14-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,126
Posted By livedarklions

Gesundheit.

Gesundheit.
06-14-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,126
Posted By Pop N Wood

Man, you guys must have some comfortable shoes. ...

Man, you guys must have some comfortable shoes. Can't imagine riding without socks.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,901
Posted By GhostRider62

We wonder why motorists hate us.

We wonder why motorists hate us.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,901
Posted By caloso

Seems reasonable. Regardless of the legality, it...

Seems reasonable. Regardless of the legality, it would have been unsafe to cross in that situation so good for the riders up front to call stopping. The guy who ran it was unsafe and the riders in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,901
Posted By MidTNBrad

I've always hated it when a group i'm in blows...

I've always hated it when a group i'm in blows through stop lights, runs 4 ways, or turns left across lanes where there's other traffic. That's what gives cyclist a bad name to the average Joe in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,901
Posted By colnago62

Running lights will eventually get someone...

Running lights will eventually get someone killed. As cyclists, we think 25mph is fast. In a car 25mph is nothing. If the front group enters on a yellow, the vast majority of the rest will be going...
06-14-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,052
Posted By Troul

Wait until you experience that, "riding downhill...

Wait until you experience that, "riding downhill on a bicycle, achieving a PR top speed, & a Buick's front end quickly pokes out & bods down past a stop sign from a side street" high.
Almost like...
06-14-21, 02:32 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,901
Posted By alo

A lot of people let themselves get unfit. Then...

A lot of people let themselves get unfit. Then the advice is, don''t overdo it. A better approach is to maintain a decent level of fitness as you get older.
06-13-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,338
Posted By Koyote

Round. And yes, size does matter, but thatís...

Round.

And yes, size does matter, but thatís a separate issue.
06-11-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,957
Posted By Barry2

I've met many (including me) that would not call...

I've met many (including me) that would not call that a "Beginners ride".

But..... everything is relative !

:)

Barry
06-09-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,276
Posted By Steve B.

Well, no, GPS devices as we are discussing here...

Well, no, GPS devices as we are discussing here do not talk to the satellites. There's no 2 way communication, its all listening on the part of the device.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,103
Posted By stevel610

Congrats on the new house. Presuming knees...

Congrats on the new house.

Presuming knees aren't an issue I'd keep the current gearing and htfu. As you say, it's just a short hill.
06-06-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,859
Posted By tcs

The Gipper rode a tandem. ...

The Gipper rode a tandem.

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06-06-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,859
Posted By shelbyfv

Well, it seems the repeated use of "Sleepy Joe"...

Well, it seems the repeated use of "Sleepy Joe" is OK so I'll post what crossed my mind. Can you imagine "Deranged Don" trying to get his haunch over a bike? :roflmao:
06-05-21, 12:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By livedarklions

Go to the physics department and take it to one...

Go to the physics department and take it to one of the quantum mechanics. Could end up with a bike that could be in two places at the same time.
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