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Posted By Mike_Z

Redlands Bicycle Classic

I'm heading back to my home town this year to check this out. Used to be one of my favorite events when I lived there.
Home - Redlands Bicycle Classic - Redlands, CA (http://redlandsclassic.com)...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-24, 09:34 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,531
Posted By mechanicmatt

Savannah,TN? I go there for work a bunch. I have...

Savannah,TN? I go there for work a bunch. I have some farm land spots I ride around. Careful of people with dogs, near Shiloh. Best and scariest workout ever.

Nice choice to begin riding again...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-24, 03:31 PM
Replies: 100
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Posted By Strawbunyan

I know its not the best kit in the world but its...

I know its not the best kit in the world but its the nicest bike ive ever had. I am blown away by how light it is and how nice everything feels. It moves along effortlessly on the road and in my...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-24, 01:49 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,531
Posted By Strawbunyan

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Frame: Custom designed 6061 Hydroformed Aluminum for 29" wheel,...
02-22-24, 07:07 PM
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Posted By jonathanf2

Wednesday I did 32 miles at Griffith. I was...

Wednesday I did 32 miles at Griffith. I was planning to go in the morning, but work had to interfere with my cycling! Anyways, I left around mid-afternoon and I was treated to some beautiful golden...
02-16-24, 08:46 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 5,240
Posted By smd4

Watch Bull Durham to get an idea.

Watch Bull Durham to get an idea.
02-14-24, 12:05 PM
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Posted By Eric F

It is a thinking game, but there are a lot of...

It is a thinking game, but there are a lot of subtleties that are easily missed. The battle of each pitch is fascinating when you start to understand about pitch-calling theory/approach, and...
02-09-24, 10:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,239
Posted By squirtdad

don't keep track, but have been known to push my...

don't keep track, but have been known to push my pace to keep up with other cyclists

but that can backfire....stopped a light with 2 guys on very nice gear....i said go and they replied nope...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-24, 03:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,526
Posted By TiHabanero

It is a Kestrel 4000. In my estimation the best...

It is a Kestrel 4000. In my estimation the best frame they ever made, at least the one I liked the most.

On another topic it is a shame that this dude was a very capable athlete and the legacy he...
01-26-24, 09:13 AM
Replies: 55
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Posted By Speedway2

Boomer58....after entering my 6th decade I...

Boomer58....after entering my 6th decade I decided to swap out the drops to flats on my Giant road bike.
I rode this bike in the early 2000's everywhere (with drops) but it became uncomfortable over...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-24, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By BobbyG

Unexpected Rain at 32

Here in Colorado Springs it has been dry lately with highs approaching 50F and overnight lows in the upper teens. My go to weather sources Weather Underground and Meteored had been starting the last...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-23-24, 04:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By nomadmax

I have absolutely no doubt that fatbikes are very...

I have absolutely no doubt that fatbikes are very capable in condtions that don't suit any other kind of bike. However, I've reached a point in my life where I'm uninterested in the weather...
01-19-24, 09:24 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 18,165
Posted By shelbyfv

Despite having aged 13 years, this silly thread...

Despite having aged 13 years, this silly thread has not developed merit.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-23, 02:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,416
Posted By plumberroy

Not even close to any of you but after not being...

Not even close to any of you but after not being able to ride for 4 years I'm happy with the 300 miles a managed to ride this year
12-29-23, 12:37 PM
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Posted By SurferRosa

https://youtu.be/jRAFf2oePMM?si=fytTbZ9jHGtJyCOC

https://youtu.be/jRAFf2oePMM?si=fytTbZ9jHGtJyCOC
12-28-23, 09:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,464
Posted By SharpByCoop

Paint? Outdoors hanging from a chain under a tree...

Paint? Outdoors hanging from a chain under a tree without wind. Too much work to make a booth in my crowded garage, and my basement would have stunk up the entire house.


Stripped it down to...
12-27-23, 11:28 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,097
Posted By seypat

I'd say the biggest, noticeable improvement in...

I'd say the biggest, noticeable improvement in bikes is in the gearing. According to what you read on BF, nobody rode triples BITD. They rode corncobs and Big A double chainrings up front. Give them...
12-25-23, 09:14 PM
Replies: 152
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Posted By downtube42

At fifty I discovered randonneuring after a...

At fifty I discovered randonneuring after a lifetime of recreational riding. I've never been a racer, so there always been a lot of headroom in my fitness. In the last thirteen years, I've learned...
Forum: Touring
12-11-23, 02:59 AM
Replies: 4,812
Views: 2,603,451
Posted By muse kidd

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Crossing Bannau Brycheiniog, Wales - 2023, Day 02
12-10-23, 09:32 PM
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Posted By Biker395

That’s me. I don’t follow pro cycling at all. I...

That’s me. I don’t follow pro cycling at all. I have no idea who I am supposedly masquerading as or how well the team is doing.

I’ll buy a jersey if I like the color/pattern and it fits well. ...
12-10-23, 01:14 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By merziac

Incorrect, absolutely wrong, many early...

Incorrect, absolutely wrong,

many early canti's were longer for tandems and French touring in the mountains when most brakes were poor at best.

Mafac tandem/touring canti's have 5 dots on the...
12-09-23, 07:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,687
Posted By jdawginsc

I thought it was to make toe out easier to...

I thought it was to make toe out easier to adjust...
12-05-23, 05:52 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 19,319
Posted By Rick9010

My wife bought me a team jersey based on its...

My wife bought me a team jersey based on its color, that safety yellow lime color. I have noticed it actually makes a difference in other traffic behavior. They actually see me for a change. I kind...
12-02-23, 03:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,125
Posted By Steve B.

I've been riding mt. bikes 35 years, learned how...

I've been riding mt. bikes 35 years, learned how to descend decades before drop posts were thought of and the dropper I got with a new FS was the very first thing to come off the bike. Yes you can...
12-02-23, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By John E

Thanks for posting. I worked for Al and Suzy...

Thanks for posting. I worked for Al and Suzy Goldsmith at the original Bikecology from 1972 to 1974, while a grad student at UCLA. I worked Friday nights and all day Saturdays, plus holidays, on...
12-01-23, 07:05 AM
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Posted By RB1-luvr

Bikecology Access Comp ad 1988

found the ad that I bought my 1988 Access Comp Deore from.

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racing it...
11-24-23, 06:21 PM
Replies: 40
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Posted By maddog34

Wheels, tires/TUBES, and a hollowtech (or...

Wheels, tires/TUBES, and a hollowtech (or lighter)crankset (Much higher Weight loss than just rings!), in that order... they are all Rotating Mass and will be felt immediately when riding.

and...
11-22-23, 06:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,353
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Should have gone straight to Sheldon. ...

Should have gone straight to Sheldon.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/alenax.html
11-20-23, 11:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,567
Posted By seypat

I don't why people are harping about it. The...

I don't why people are harping about it. The alternative to getting old is not very good either.
11-18-23, 03:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,527
Posted By IdahoBrett

Schwinn Varsity for nostalgia

So doing my daily craigslist bike viewing I came across a 1972 Schwinn Varsity. I’m out of space for yet another bike and I have a waiting list for projects.

But the green Varsity brought back...
11-16-23, 02:50 PM
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Posted By ralphs

Here's my 1994 Hoo Koo E Koo. Found it in a...

Here's my 1994 Hoo Koo E Koo. Found it in a corner of a body shop. It had been in the corner for a long time, was covered with a combination of paint overspray and dust, but it cleaned up nicely. ...
11-06-23, 08:57 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 15,875
Posted By steelbikeguy

I wonder if he modified the actual history of the...

I wonder if he modified the actual history of the Jef the Cyclist character a bit??
It certainly appeared at the time when those first appeared that it was a reference to Jef Mallett, the creator...
11-05-23, 01:27 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 15,875
Posted By panzerwagon

Too bad he spent all his time doodling and none...

Too bad he spent all his time doodling and none of it developing any comedic competency. Probably best stick to lawyering.
11-05-23, 12:26 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 15,875
Posted By SurferRosa

Are any of them actually funny or is it all base...

Are any of them actually funny or is it all base level ridicule?
11-04-23, 06:00 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,993
Posted By skidder

Fall is the season for tarantula breeding and...

Fall is the season for tarantula breeding and they do swarm out of their ug dens and cover the roads/trails in some areas of California. On my more suburban area MUP I see a lot of rabbits coming...
10-30-23, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By roadfix

Bikepacked to West Fork Trail Camp

While my friends backpacked to camp, I took the adjacent fire road from the Red Box Ranger Station to camp. Great weekend, overnight lows in the mid 40’s, not bad…. We had a fun time....
Forum: Touring
10-22-23, 08:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,787
Posted By axolotl

I just returned from touring in Sardinia, Lazio,...

I just returned from touring in Sardinia, Lazio, & Umbria. I found that young Italians generally speak a fair bit of English these days, even in small untouristed towns. In hotels & restaurants, even...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-23, 02:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By choddo

Many’s the time a hastily organised bunny hop...

Many’s the time a hastily organised bunny hop (not sure of nationality) has saved me from something nasty on the road. I cleared an unexpected 2 foot long, inch+ deep trench a few months back. Was...
10-16-23, 11:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,342
Posted By daka

It seems to me that if a rider is spending so...

It seems to me that if a rider is spending so much time on the tops that they want the brake levers there, perhaps converting to upright bars/levers would be prudent. Full travel for the brake levers...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,573
Posted By spclark

An important point! Treating symptoms alone...

An important point! Treating symptoms alone typically won't do anything to remediate what's causing them.



That's my conclusion too: keep moving!
10-04-23, 08:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 773
Posted By big john

Take the part to a bike shop, preferably one that...

Take the part to a bike shop, preferably one that has been around for years. They might have one like it.

GT, started by Gary Turner who was a drag racing car frame builder. Started building...
09-29-23, 07:31 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,357
Posted By badger1

That condescending attitude has been endemic here...

That condescending attitude has been endemic here on teh Biek Formz for ages. I recall a few years back a number of folks popping into the 'hybrid' forum quite regularly to lecture 'us' all about the...
09-28-23, 09:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,305
Posted By MattTheHat

Looks like with a decent tree to lean against, a...

Looks like with a decent tree to lean against, a man could have a reasonable nap on that thing! I mean add a tarp and you've got a bicycle camper. :lol:
09-26-23, 12:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,686
Posted By macstuff

My point of view is that if it has a throttle, it...

My point of view is that if it has a throttle, it belongs on the street. The learning curve for ebikes is steeper and more abrupt when they aren't the king of the road. Respect for what's around you...
09-24-23, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,105
Posted By Eric F

Rode up to Mt. Wilson with a friend today because...

Rode up to Mt. Wilson with a friend today because the hot dogs are really good. Also, 55mi for my 55th b-day. ...
09-23-23, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3,005
Views: 864,257
Posted By gravelinmygears

Merz today!

Here’s how it looks today:


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09-22-23, 01:42 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,994
Posted By Maelochs

My question regarding this question would be .......

My question regarding this question would be .... What the F is wrong with shifting?

I can tell you, and I have seen other say the same ... that once they went to brifters from downtube friction...
09-22-23, 11:47 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,994
Posted By PeteHski

The initial question is a bit odd really. The...

The initial question is a bit odd really. The main reason for having a 3x is to get the widest possible gear range, with the smallest gaps between gears. So does that not imply that you will be...
09-22-23, 04:20 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,994
Posted By Maelochs

I am not here to dispute simple facts ... but...

I am not here to dispute simple facts ... but the meanings and reasons behind those facts.

You said that anyone riding a 3x MTB really wants a 1x .... I said, "Not I."

The manufacturers offer...
09-21-23, 08:08 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,994
Posted By Maelochs

I hate to disagree with engineers or...

I hate to disagree with engineers or mathematicians or whatever .... but speak for yourself.

My Cannondale Rize has a 3x8 Deore/SLX drivetrain and I like riding it off-road very much.

I would...
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