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05-19-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 772
Posted By cyccommute

I can’t speak to the carbon fiber part but...

I can’t speak to the carbon fiber part but several thousand miles of touring, mountain biking, and commuting on aluminum Hollowtech II cranks says that you are wrong. It’s a robust and simple...
Forum: Touring
05-19-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,718
Posted By indyfabz

The above made my morning. :thumb: ...

The above made my morning. :thumb:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrOfzAXOqSo
05-17-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 18,977
Posted By cyccommute

And this year’s archeology prize in digging up...

And this year’s archeology prize in digging up old threads goes to…
05-11-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,628
Posted By Koyote

Larry’s next post: “Why did my front tire blow...

Larry’s next post: “Why did my front tire blow off the rim?”
Forum: Commuting
05-09-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,702
Posted By Velogoth

That's just, like, your opinion man.

That's just, like, your opinion man.
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By EddyR

At $70 the bike is gone already.??

At $70 the bike is gone already.??
Forum: Touring
04-29-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,718
Posted By greatbasin

I have carted with my dog and have real...

I have carted with my dog and have real experience with that. The original poster here, Jessy, you're desperate, but that doesn't change the fact you're also naïve and foolish. You can't justify...
04-28-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,745
Posted By MarcusT

I've seen a lot of ebike specific things, but...

I've seen a lot of ebike specific things, but never cramps. I switch e to non-e constantly and have never noticed a difference in cramps, muscle soreness, etc. I'm guessing it's the bike geometry....
04-28-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,628
Posted By BlazingPedals

If the brakes have needed that much attention,...

If the brakes have needed that much attention, and apparently will continue to do so, why haven't you learned how to adjust them yourself yet? The other points are good, an upgrade would be a good...
Forum: Touring
04-22-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,718
Posted By staehpj1

Given your comments I have to ask. Why not just...

Given your comments I have to ask. Why not just skip the bike and walk? It seems like at 5-10 miles per day that would make more sense. Actually you ought to be able to make better mileage than that...
Forum: Touring
04-21-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,718
Posted By saddlesores

well, hello dere! and welcome to the forum! ...

well, hello dere!
and welcome to the forum!

congradulations!
it's not often a new troll can manage to hit so many hot buttons items in the very first post.
they usually start off discussing...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-21-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,541
Posted By spambait11

Bearclaw Towmak

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1227/a3fd6074_3546_489e_b903_013ec7001e10_6512a662a848f31c8ca368990113018646034790.jpeg

Mid-build pic from January. Will now install...
Forum: Touring
04-21-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,718
Posted By Polaris OBark

There was this time I had to get Diphtheria...

There was this time I had to get Diphtheria Antitoxin to Nome, Alaska...
Forum: Touring
04-21-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,565
Posted By zacster

The big A dropped them off about a half hour ago...

The big A dropped them off about a half hour ago and they are now mounted on the bike. First impression is that they'll be fine for my needs. They are pretty well made, have a shape with the side...
04-15-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,303
Posted By jdawginsc

You can view my garage and I will pay 19.95 for...

You can view my garage and I will pay 19.95 for you to take some piece of crap.
04-15-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,303
Posted By iab

The best part is the $50 to view the collection. ...

The best part is the $50 to view the collection. If you want to view my collection, I'll only charge $49.99.
04-06-22, 03:02 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 9,975
Posted By indyfabz

You? Creepy? Nah.

You? Creepy? Nah.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,383
Posted By mstateglfr

There is no cycling equivalent to a marathon...

There is no cycling equivalent to a marathon because I could never run a marathon yet I could ride 100mi, 150mi, or even 200mi if absolutely needed in one go.
Simple as that.


...
03-29-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,901
Posted By droppedandlost

Hawaiian flower prints only

Hawaiian flower prints only
Forum: Touring
03-29-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I was digging lunch out of the Nelson Longflap,...

I was digging lunch out of the Nelson Longflap, thus all the food scattered about.
...
03-29-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,068
Posted By OutnBack

Specialized Street Stomper

Picked this one up for when my daughter heads off to college in a few years, a late 80s Specialized Street Stomper. Nothing high-end, but an ideal campus cruiser. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,854
Posted By Darth Lefty

How come bike makers never figured out gel coats?...

How come bike makers never figured out gel coats? For boats and turbines and sailplanes and RV's it's de rigueur. Basically anything composite that lives outside.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,854
Posted By krakhaus

I haven't watched it yet, but I really hope it...

I haven't watched it yet, but I really hope it means I can safely buy a set of Spinergy Rev-X's. Because I really want a pair.
03-28-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,534
Posted By Rolla

I went to my LBS today and received some...

I went to my LBS today and received some outstanding advice regarding cassette and chainring sizes, and was shown some parts options that my online searches hadn't revealed. While there, I picked up...
03-28-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,420
Posted By vespasianus

Orange seal is water soluble for that exact...

Orange seal is water soluble for that exact reason.
03-23-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,896
Posted By bboy314

This kind of seems like it’s making a good...

This kind of seems like it’s making a good argument for 1x…
03-23-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,651
Posted By Bald Paul

I have published routes and designated ride pace...

I have published routes and designated ride pace several times on the club message board. I rarely get replies to any ride during the week, or with 'piggyback' rides. I guess I should be thankful...
03-23-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,241
Posted By livedarklions

It'd take me 30 days to struggle through that...

It'd take me 30 days to struggle through that rambling,, but the little bit at the beginning I managed to get through was strictly from the Department of Made-Up Statistics.
03-19-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,943
Posted By Doc_Wui

I'd just buy this controller, a throttle with...

I'd just buy this controller, a throttle with power switch, and a pair of brake levers with switches for safety. The connectors are clearly labelled. The OP would not use all of them.
...
03-15-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,997
Posted By dedhed

I always wore the same safety vest commuting that...

I always wore the same safety vest commuting that I was required to wear on a job site.
03-14-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 10,084
Posted By Rolla

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/625x625/008fdb4c6e2f0058cba988d7c05f0176_28aadfddbaa45dbca1a0dc87f3b8cb6719f00e58.jpg
:lol:
03-11-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,211
Posted By gesta

Thanks! After installing expensive Yokozuna...

Thanks! After installing expensive Yokozuna Reaction cable outers and realizing cheap brakes were still going to be cheap brakes, spring was the obvious solution. :)

That bike started as ~1975...
03-11-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 80
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Views: 6,395
Posted By Riveting

It's not the bike that makes the riding unsafe...

It's not the bike that makes the riding unsafe for me, I have studded Schwalbe 38's that do pretty well. It's being around the cagers while THEY have to maneuver THEIR vehicles in the snow/ice, while...
03-11-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,056
Posted By Koyote

I don't run the Extralights, since my shop tells...

I don't run the Extralights, since my shop tells me that they are too finicky and fragile. But the Rene Herse Bon Jon Pass tires in the standard casing are among the best I've ever ridden...And they...
03-10-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,727
Posted By swampyankee2

yeah, I wasn't aware of the whole FFS thing. If...

yeah, I wasn't aware of the whole FFS thing. If it was a normal system that would be different.
My plan would've been to give it a steel wool and oily rag resto only, and replace perished rubber...
03-10-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,174
Posted By rumrunn6

slipped & almost fell (but did not) twice this...

slipped & almost fell (but did not) twice this morning on magic ice in the parking lot. too bad my rubber boots don't have retractable skates. would have been safer on studded bike tires...
03-07-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,890
Posted By dedhed

It's an electroforged Schwinn. They made millions...

It's an electroforged Schwinn. They made millions over decades. The quill stem will be a .833 and the seatpost is 13/16" (20.6)


The OP is in Boston. I'm sure there has to be a co op there that...
03-02-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,054
Posted By Kapusta

This is one of the only handbrake setups I have...

This is one of the only handbrake setups I have seen that actually worked for a very small child:
...
02-28-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,828
Posted By Juan Foote

Yes, not going to hurt the brake components....

Yes, not going to hurt the brake components. Similarly as pointed out above, don't let it get in the hubs either. If it hits a spoke it can discolor it but would depend on what they are made of.
02-26-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,027
Posted By Rolla

Riding home at night on quiet streets after a...

Riding home at night on quiet streets after a couple of beers is an underrated pleasure of bicycling.
02-25-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Plumbers v. Bicycles, 1899

This article, from heatinghelp.com, https://heatinghelp.com/dead-men-tales/bicycles-and-heating-history/ , is about the hostility early plumbers had towards bicycles - they were too fast!
02-25-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By mclewis1

How the torque is actually measured.

How the torque is actually measured.
02-24-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,296
Posted By Rolla

That probably says more about you than them.

That probably says more about you than them.
02-23-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,296
Posted By Kapusta

I think you pretty much nailed Surly’s target...

I think you pretty much nailed Surly’s target market with that description.

You could get sponsored.
02-23-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,296
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Are those constant radius fork blades? I like the...

Are those constant radius fork blades? I like the look.

I also like full rigid steel plus bikes!

...
02-23-22, 05:02 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,296
Posted By Frkl

@ US Consumer, "We, the cycling press, as dutiful...

@ US Consumer, "We, the cycling press, as dutiful mouthpieces of the marketing departments of bike makers, would like to tell you something that has absolutely nothing to do with our need to sell...
02-21-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,878
Posted By Kapusta

This^^^^

This^^^^
02-20-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,532
Posted By big john

Average speed is a useless metric anyway.

Average speed is a useless metric anyway.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-19-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,657
Posted By Kapusta

My experience is that second wheelsets grow into...

My experience is that second wheelsets grow into second bikes.
Forum: Touring
02-18-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,075
Posted By djb

I ride 26 bikes and 700 bikes. Still haven't...

I ride 26 bikes and 700 bikes. Still haven't really figured out if there's a speed difference, certainly not with a bunch of crap on the bike, and I'm just as slow as always it seems.
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