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12-04-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 273
Posted By veganbikes

So you ride at night and the priority is seeing a...

So you ride at night and the priority is seeing a little data while commuting and no helmet? Kind of odd priorities but OK, I guess. I mean the ingenuity is cool but commuting at night I am worried...
12-03-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 273
Posted By Buzzzz

I don't wear a helmet.

I don't wear a helmet.
12-03-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 389
Posted By rumrunn6

as so many recommended, I did both ...

as so many recommended, I did both

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12-02-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 389
Posted By rsbob

Go out to a bar and get drunk.

Go out to a bar and get drunk.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 532
Views: 13,483
Posted By Charles Lathe

I am not very good at keeping my bike clean. I...

I am not very good at keeping my bike clean. I built up a couple of new wheels yesterday and when I pulled the cassette off the old wheel, I thought, ďThis is pretty grungy; especially around the 11...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-22, 01:30 AM
Replies: 532
Views: 13,483
Posted By base2

1 pound is $29.99 + $8.99 shipping. Making a...

1 pound is $29.99 + $8.99 shipping. Making a total cost of $38.98 per pound.

3 pounds is $54.99 + $8.99 shipping. Dividing by the number of pounds...That makes for $21.32 total cost. That's like...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 532
Views: 13,483
Posted By spelger

no one rides with me now. :(

no one rides with me now. :(
12-01-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,342
Posted By Koyote

He averaged "more than 2,000km of cycling per...

He averaged "more than 2,000km of cycling per month, much of it on indoors on a turbo trainer."

I'm surprised he didn't die of boredom.
12-01-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 531
Posted By msu2001la

Stories like this are the exact opposite of my...

Stories like this are the exact opposite of my indoor trainer tire experience.

I posted this photo in September of 2021: https://www.bikeforums.net/22229600-post21.html

It's a 28mm GP5000 tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 532
Views: 13,483
Posted By spelger

well that is a good explanation...assuming the...

well that is a good explanation...assuming the first thing you want to do is apply wax. me? i use the chain as is since the factory lube is good. once that is exhausted then i clean with mineral...
12-01-22, 01:03 PM
11-30-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 531
Posted By genejockey

And then I put on loud music to cover the noise...

And then I put on loud music to cover the noise of the fan(s), so I REALLY wouldn't hear the difference!
11-30-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 531
Posted By datlas

It’s what I do with old tires. Works for me.

It’s what I do with old tires. Works for me.
11-30-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 531
Posted By Steel Charlie

Burn up or smell??? What kinda speeds you...

Burn up or smell??? What kinda speeds you planning on ?
11-29-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,095
Posted By veganbikes

Any road user and really anyone should always be...

Any road user and really anyone should always be spatially aware. Especially road users because they need to be able to react as quickly as possible to something that might come up. It is not meaning...
11-29-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 275
Posted By Iride01

I don't agree. As long as you don't remove the...

I don't agree. As long as you don't remove the cone on the drive side from the axle, then all your adjusting of the axle bearings can be done from the non-drive side. At least that's the way I did...
11-29-22, 12:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 987
Posted By rickpaulos

I had to intervene at our local bike coop when a...

I had to intervene at our local bike coop when a customer and volunteer read "72 TPI" on the tire and were trying to inflate them to 72 PSI. That might have blown the windows out of the building. ...
11-26-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By Miradaman

Finally took my first ride with the PNW pedals,...

Finally took my first ride with the PNW pedals, did 15 miles at my local singletrack today. Fantastic upgrade, night and day over the stock pedals. Much larger surface area for your foot plus lots of...
11-26-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Canker

Or just throw a bar end shifter on it for the FD....

Or just throw a bar end shifter on it for the FD. It is just on a trainer and you aren't going to shift the front mech much anyway. I'm cheap so no way I'd bother with 105 for a trainer bike. If...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,188
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I always found SHimano chains run quieter on...

I always found SHimano chains run quieter on Shimano cassettes.

Beware, though - 9000 km is a goddamn long life for a chain, and if the chain was more worn than you thought, it might not mesh well...
11-24-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,309
Posted By cxwrench

You're overthinking this massively. Replace the...

You're overthinking this massively. Replace the cables/housing once a year like you'd change the oil in your car...it's preventative maintenance. If you're that worried about it carry a spare cable...
11-22-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 171
Posted By veganbikes

No I don't have a YouTube account or at least...

No I don't have a YouTube account or at least nothing I have used in 10 years. This is my biggest online presence that I am active in really.
Forum: Commuting
11-21-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Heavy phone traffic. Sometimes you're on hold...

Heavy phone traffic. Sometimes you're on hold for a long time.
11-19-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,637
Posted By non-fixie

Thanks! And yes, being Dutch equals to being a...

Thanks! And yes, being Dutch equals to being a cheapskate, I've been given to understand. :)

Here's another one of my 'brifterized' bikes, this time a 3 x 5 French Robust demi-course:
...
11-19-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,637
Posted By austinbikebill

That is one pretty bike. And finally someone...

That is one pretty bike.

And finally someone how who appreciates "value" buying (i.e., cheap)
11-19-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,637
Posted By non-fixie

Sorry I'm late. I rarely venture outside the C&V...

Sorry I'm late. I rarely venture outside the C&V forum. :o

But yes, there are brifters that will shift a vintage 2 (or 3) x 5 transmission. What you need is a Shimano SIS rear derailleur and a...
11-19-22, 03:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 662
Posted By jadmt

No way i could wear a hat or gloves that were...

No way i could wear a hat or gloves that were laying along the road. My prior profession would not allow it…
11-18-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,569
Posted By icemilkcoffee

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Even if you left out those screws the cassette would function perfectly fine.
11-18-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 662
Posted By Chuck M

I still value the Playboy magazine I found when I...

I still value the Playboy magazine I found when I was a teenager above anything else I've found. And I'm so full of bourbon and craft beer at the moment I don't know if that is because that is the...
11-18-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,569
Posted By Koyote

You might want to make sure they put threadlocker...

You might want to make sure they put threadlocker on those screws.
11-17-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,569
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've been running cheapo Chinese cassettes on our...

I've been running cheapo Chinese cassettes on our tandem for a long time, not ebay but Amazon, probably no difference. They've worked out fine, haven't worn faster than anything else, shift fine,...
11-16-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 501
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Garmin InReach Mini is what I use so that my...

Garmin InReach Mini is what I use so that my husband can find my body if I go missing on my hikes and bike rides. It is a satellite communicator and it sends a signal every 10 minutes. My husband can...
11-16-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,320
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Considering the fork, bars, stem, wheels, seat...

Considering the fork, bars, stem, wheels, seat post, and saddle rails are all carbon not sure how much titanium we are talking about here.
11-15-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,320
Posted By greatscott

You don't need the most expensive TI bike to get...

You don't need the most expensive TI bike to get the exact same TI ride, or durability you can get for the lowest price one that Lynskey or Litespeed offers.

I even have titanium rods and screws...
11-14-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,320
Posted By Eric F

Just throwing something unusual out there. That...

Just throwing something unusual out there. That may be the hottest "townie" bike I've ever seen.

If you're buying a "final" bike for yourself, no one else's opinion matters (not that it matters...
11-14-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,320
Posted By Branko D

I like steel bikes, myself. They do have a...

I like steel bikes, myself. They do have a certain style and aesthetic.

I got a Ritchey Swiss Cross steel frame last year to build a gravel / commuting bike after my last steel frame broke - not...
11-14-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,320
Posted By Germany_chris

I ride steel bikes because I like the way the...

I ride steel bikes because I like the way the look, it doesn't matter what type of bike I was looking to build it would be steel.
11-14-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,320
Posted By PeteHski

Even most of the high-end Ti/steel diehards...

Even most of the high-end Ti/steel diehards appear to favour carbon forks, seat posts, bars and wheels. Might as well just get a carbon frame at that point right? Truth is they simply like the...
11-13-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 388
Posted By rumrunn6

weather resistant, insulated, roomy shoes ...

weather resistant, insulated, roomy shoes
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sock liners
winter sock
I have bad...
11-13-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,312
Posted By Dimago123

Am I being gluttonous?

I feel like Iím starting to spend too much on this hobby. How many bikes is too much? I only ride about 3000 miles a year but I already have a carbon road, steel road, I built a monster cross machine...
11-13-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By dedhed

Every, single, deer, hunter, knows this

Every, single, deer, hunter, knows this
11-12-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,320
Posted By astrodust

I don't see magnesium

My Vaast is made from it. Rest assured they promise it won't ignite.
11-12-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,320
Posted By ofajen

Strength should not be a concern with a...

Strength should not be a concern with a fiber-reinforced resin frame. High strength to weight is a main reason (but not the only reason) the reinforced resin frames are so successful. Brittleness...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 941
Posted By BillyD

It’s less a matter of fashion and more a matter...

It’s less a matter of fashion and more a matter of nonessential weight. My guess is you should probably get one as you don’t strike me as the weight weenie type anyway. Function over fashion.
11-12-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,320
Posted By PeteHski

Most of the higher-end mainstream endurance bikes...

Most of the higher-end mainstream endurance bikes are carbon anyway. Everything else (steel, alloy, ti) is either in the budget category or boutique/custom market. So just go with the flow and you...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 941
Posted By debade

I fought it for years. Tried click stand at one...

I fought it for years. Tried click stand at one time. Since making the decision to add one to my city bike and touring bike, I couldn’t be happier. I have not found a need to add one to my...
11-11-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,569
Posted By Jan Feetz

I will to add to my arsenal...... ...

I will to add to my arsenal......
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11-11-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,263
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Yes, it is dark much to early here in Redmond. ...

Yes, it is dark much to early here in Redmond. Two more weeks and I'm off to ride in a warmer climate for the winter.
11-11-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,263
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Last night the moon was so bright that I was able...

Last night the moon was so bright that I was able to ride for long stretches with my light off.

I am lucky to have a 20km loop with no vehicular traffic near my house, so riding without a light is...
11-11-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,320
Posted By big john

It's pretty bad. I had a pick up for years and I...

It's pretty bad. I had a pick up for years and I melted the paint off the door panel and corroded the top of the door and the steel backing on the felt around the window from resting my arm there.
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