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Forum: Road Cycling
02-29-24, 08:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,919
Posted By zacster

I'm still riding the same bike I had 10 years ago...

I'm still riding the same bike I had 10 years ago but now it seems a little old fashioned. The gearing on it is only 34/29 as the low. I rented a bike in San Francisco right before the pandemic and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-24, 09:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,025
Posted By mstateglfr

Ok, so the difference in these bikes are... ...

Ok, so the difference in these bikes are...
AL5- 105 drivetrain, Bontrager centerlock hub, Bontrager Elite IsoZone bar.
AL5- Tiagra drivetrain, Formula 6bolt hub, Bontrager Comp bar.

Everything...
02-25-24, 09:48 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 22,219
Posted By DiabloScott

They're talking snow level down to 2000 feet by...

They're talking snow level down to 2000 feet by the end of the week. Yesterday though was gorgeous....
01-30-24, 09:03 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,727
Posted By nathand

Glad I'm not the only one in this situation. I...

Glad I'm not the only one in this situation. I have an Xtracycle Edgerunner without a motor which worked fine for a year or two, and then the kids got big enough - and started having activities far...
01-27-24, 06:03 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,228
Posted By Maelochs

Funny You should mention all that. My...

Funny You should mention all that.

My 21-yeqr-old car is possibly dying ... at some point repairs are a bad investment---but i will not buy a gas-wasting, space-wasting SUV which is large and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-24, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 339,194
Posted By Eric F

Itís been a while since this machine got a deep...

Itís been a while since this machine got a deep clean. Today was the day.
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11-11-23, 11:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By RChung

It's a four-year test, they didn't take away a...

It's a four-year test, they didn't take away a travel lane, they just converted an unused maintenance/emergency lane into the bike lane, so it appears not to have had an effect on crossing time since...
11-04-23, 03:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 169
Posted By Korina

More new trail in NorSacCo

Lucky sods. :ride:

https://fox40.com/news/local-news/sacramento-county/sacramento-county-trail-to-expand-could-later-connect-with-neighboring-county-trails/
09-14-23, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,002
Posted By Joe Bikerider

All very true. But kids "need" to ride bicycles,...

All very true. But kids "need" to ride bicycles, at least I think so.
09-14-23, 12:41 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,380
Posted By nomadmax

Bikes have been ugly since they stopped building...

Bikes have been ugly since they stopped building frames out of Columbus SLX tubing.
09-12-23, 02:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,496
Posted By Bald Paul

I like bullhorns. Beats the heck out of that...

I like bullhorns. Beats the heck out of that little bell.
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08-31-23, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By Korina

It's SOP for a "groundbreaking". I particularly...

It's SOP for a "groundbreaking". I particularly like what our local trail god (don't tell Hank I called him that) did; he held a ribbon connecting ceremony...
07-26-23, 09:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,672
Posted By curbtender

I guess I'm used to it, but yes, it is not a...

I guess I'm used to it, but yes, it is not a smooth ride.
Cateye...
07-25-23, 07:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,672
Posted By icemilkcoffee

From the article it sounds like the attempt to...

From the article it sounds like the attempt to scrap the bike lanes in favor of a third car lane is dead:

Sounds like common sense prevailed and the bike lane lives on!
07-15-23, 07:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,049
Posted By jon c.

It isn't really a yes or no question. More...

It isn't really a yes or no question.

More like "I suppose I don't really see any harm in their existence but I can't envision having one on any bike I would own"
07-08-23, 10:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,154
Posted By rosefarts

Wow, thatís a terrible design. Seems like youíd...

Wow, thatís a terrible design. Seems like youíd be better off drilling the big chainring out just enough to accept a standard chainring bolt.
06-03-23, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 960
Posted By PeteHski

I agree, I would treat it as a high performance...

I agree, I would treat it as a high performance tyre. But you could always split the difference. The recommended pressures are intended only as a starting point anyway.
05-20-23, 08:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,657
Posted By Polaris OBark

If it were an unobstructed path, or very hilly,...

If it were an unobstructed path, or very hilly, the e-bike would enable you to shave off a substantial amount of time. In (sub)urban stop and go traffic, on relatively flat terrain like the route on...
05-13-23, 08:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,657
Posted By Korina

One way to find out; rent an ebike and ride the...

One way to find out; rent an ebike and ride the route on a weekend to see how it goes. Let us know whether it works out!
04-30-23, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 750
Posted By Tomm Willians

Chico Wildflower 2023

Just walked in the door from this event and enjoyed it immensely, it was rather difficult due to some dang issue I was having but certainly not the fault of the event or course. First time riding it...
04-02-23, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,198
Posted By Calsun

In 1973 I worked as a consultant to the then...

In 1973 I worked as a consultant to the then California Division of Highways and with a partner we created an internal structure for having bicycle route planners in each district. We also produced...
04-01-23, 12:07 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,449
Posted By Korina

Almost forgot! The GRT is in its design phase; if...

Almost forgot! The GRT is in its design phase; if you have opinions or want to find out more, there's a website (https://greatredwoodtrailplan.org/) for that. Go check it out, and get on the mailing...
04-01-23, 12:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,449
Posted By Korina

Leinster, good luck with the tunnel; it seems...

Leinster, good luck with the tunnel; it seems like a no-brainer. Just gotta get county government off their behinds.

Eureka has begun the process of looking at a way to extend the Hikshari' Trail...
03-29-23, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Troul

drift xl seems to meet majority of your...

drift xl seems to meet majority of your requirements. depending on settings, the quality can be good, at the cost of battery life & memory usage. You can slave it with a battery bank, but the...
03-29-23, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By fooferdoggie

seems that the only time something I want...

seems that the only time something I want captured happens is when I forgot the camera. last time we were on the bike path and a cop car hits lights and sirens to have us move over so they could past...
03-29-23, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By rumrunn6

video cameras create enormous files, I hope you...

video cameras create enormous files, I hope you have a powerful computer
weeding thru lots of video clips is very time consuming
some of my videos, even w/ a lot of editing, are so bad, I can't...
03-29-23, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By pdlamb

Just FWIW: I got a camera a half-dozen years...

Just FWIW:

I got a camera a half-dozen years ago when our local club century offered a good deal. Used it religiously for six months or so just in case some wanker hit me on my commute. After...
03-29-23, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By texbiker

A camera that can meet most of your needs is a...

A camera that can meet most of your needs is a Drift Ghost XL or one of the other Drift cameras. It has a long battery life and you can exchange microsd cards. Audio can be added with an external...
03-19-23, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,198
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I did the survey, some comments. I always...

I did the survey, some comments. I always prefered the routes with some kind of physical separation between traffic and bike lane. Those plastic poles are just an invitation for cars to cut through...
03-13-23, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By Hypno Toad

Ride Report | Mauna Kea | The Hardest Climb in the World

Long story short: I've been toying with the idea of riding Mauna Kea for 10 years and last month was my opportunity to take on this epic challenge. Mauna Kea is the largest bike climb in the world,...
03-11-23, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1,258
Views: 52,376
Posted By squirtdad

The biggest waste of money in biking (at least...

The biggest waste of money in biking (at least for me ) is to cheap out and try to make do with something cheap or not really what you want, and end up buying what you really needed or wanted,
03-11-23, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1,258
Views: 52,376
Posted By Darth Lefty

The Executive Chairman of LeMond Carbon? ...

The Executive Chairman of LeMond Carbon?


https://www.wired.com/story/greg-lemond-amazing-candy-colored-dream-bike/
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-23, 08:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,360
Posted By JohnJ80

thanks for the link. Iím signed up now.

thanks for the link. Iím signed up now.
03-04-23, 06:31 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,444
Posted By Lombard

Common sense my friends. If your nads are going...

Common sense my friends. If your nads are going numb, there is reason for concern. Otherwise it's a non-issue.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-23, 09:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,360
Posted By RChung

The handwriting was on the wall. James says he...

The handwriting was on the wall. James says he actually used to be angry but I think over the last several years CT was a good gig for him and he seemed happy. Best wishes to all of them.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-23, 09:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,151
Posted By Russ Roth

For me cycling became a secondary thought once...

For me cycling became a secondary thought once the first came along, I'd grab rides when I could a couple times a week but they were never very long, 30 milers at best most times. The key was once...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-23, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10,400
Views: 3,323,520
Posted By Hmmm

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New to me CAAD10, I upgraded the wheels, cockpit and...
01-26-23, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By Calsun

General Motors, Firestone Tire, and Standard Oil,...

General Motors, Firestone Tire, and Standard Oil, conspired after World War II to privatize the electric trolley operations and then they ripped out the rails and burned up the streetcars and forced...
01-13-23, 08:51 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 22,219
Posted By rumrunn6

romantic & almost poetic!

romantic & almost poetic!
01-06-23, 08:30 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 27,396
Posted By Outrider1

My rim brake road bike has served me well and I'm...

My rim brake road bike has served me well and I'm not in the market for another bike anytime soon. No need here.
01-06-23, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By staehpj1

I just checked and it was out in a cold-ish shed...

I just checked and it was out in a cold-ish shed (39 F this morning here), so the fabric was kind of stiff and not as compliant as it might otherwise be. Also mine is old and getting stiffer than it...
01-05-23, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By staehpj1

I have done that quite a few times from US...

I have done that quite a few times from US cities. Every bike shop I tried was willing to pack and ship for a reasonable fee. That works well if you use a cardboard box and discard it afyer the...
01-05-23, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By chaadster

Another option is to buy a bike transport bag off...

Another option is to buy a bike transport bag off Amazon.fr and have it delivered to your Paris addy:
...
01-05-23, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By staehpj1

I have used a light inexpensive soft case with no...

I have used a light inexpensive soft case with no padding and added cardboard to add some protection. I don't typically carry it for the trip, but it is small and light enough that you could. I have...
12-22-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,242
Posted By Korina

Hi, we're fine. Sorry I didn't come here sooner;...

Hi, we're fine. Sorry I didn't come here sooner; lots to clean up.

It is weird that there were two earthquakes exactly one year apart. Last year's 6.2 was a big roller; it was also farther away...
12-12-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,188
Posted By Eric F

What do you mean by "now"? In the 30+ years I've...

What do you mean by "now"? In the 30+ years I've been serious about riding bikes, bike folks have always referred to them as "saddles".
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,360
Posted By ZeCanon

Hey the old login still works ;)

Hey the old login still works ;)
12-05-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 22,219
Posted By genejockey

The rain may never fall till after sundown. By...

The rain may never fall till after sundown.
By eight, the morning fog must disappear.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,946
Posted By Polaris OBark

I went from friction downtube shifters to Di2 and...

I went from friction downtube shifters to Di2 and skipped everything between 1987 at 2014 (two different bikes). I like both of these extremes. Then I started to use mechanical indexed shifting, and...
11-11-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 22,219
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