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11-25-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 87
Posted By veganbikes

What bike do you have and where is this motor?...

What bike do you have and where is this motor? Most of your braking is at the front so that is the biggest priority for brake performance but it could be the bike was designed poorly and isn't...
11-12-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 532
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Bar-end friction shifter, the non-indexed kind....

Bar-end friction shifter, the non-indexed kind. IMO the captain should be the only one in control of braking. If the stoker isn't happy about the captain's use of the brakes that's a whole different...
11-08-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,571
Posted By downtube42

Seems like yet another variation of the...

Seems like yet another variation of the millennium old "kids these days" diatribe.

Stuff changes, people adapt.

I think personal mobility devices will have a far bigger impact on automobile...
10-30-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By FBinNY

Probably the best and safest way to store your...

Probably the best and safest way to store your batteries is to leave them on the bikes, in a charged condition, and recharge them every month or so. Li Ion batteries don't like to be stored...
10-12-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,042
Posted By merlinextraligh

Tandems do not climb poorly

I hear this so often, itís time to debunk this myth. While some tandem teams donít climb fast, nothing inherent in a tandem dictates that result. A quality tandem, with two riders experienced in...
09-29-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,576
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

I suggest you might provide more financial...

I suggest you might provide more financial protection for your wife in the event of your demise (for any reason) by carrying the appropriate amount of life insurance. Do not depend on her collecting...
Forum: Recumbent
09-26-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By jvt

Even losing the dual drive gives 866% range. More...

Even losing the dual drive gives 866% range. More than enough for most people, and simplifies the drive train.
09-26-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,576
Posted By njkayaker

Drivers aren’t seeing cameras (helmet or not).

Drivers aren’t seeing cameras (helmet or not).
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By PhilFo

First off, good on you for thinking of her and if...

First off, good on you for thinking of her and if she wants to ride, helping her to do it.
So, what kind of bike does she ride now? The reason I ask is because an "aggressive" position on most...
08-22-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 320
Posted By terrymorse

Agree to disagree. Noseless saddles are a hazard...

Agree to disagree. Noseless saddles are a hazard that should be avoided if possible.

And since we are guessing, Iím guessing that the child is a normal kid who doesnít ride much, and he gets...
08-21-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 9,104
Posted By genejockey

$5000 bike, no spares, and no cell phone? ...

$5000 bike, no spares, and no cell phone? That's.... hard to believe.
Forum: Commuting
08-21-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 940
Posted By noglider

I think turn signals are overrated for bicycling....

I think turn signals are overrated for bicycling. I use them when I think there is someone who cannot figure out what I'm doing and they are likely to respond to my signal. The problem with the...
08-13-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By BobbyG

There are some nice porteur racks that mount on...

There are some nice porteur racks that mount on the canti bosses.
07-26-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,593
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Copenhagen wheel had this feature years ago.

Copenhagen wheel had this feature years ago.
07-21-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,113
Posted By cyccommute

Itís only troublesome because people make it that...

Itís only troublesome because people make it that way. A chain is a wear item. You can do nothing to make keep the chain from wearing. Obsessing about chain maintenance wonít change anything. ...
07-19-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By Rolla

It will give you plenty of trouble. I found a...

It will give you plenty of trouble. I found a 25.0 from Performance on the first Google hit:...
07-18-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 873
Posted By greatbasin

If you're talking LBS inventory, then extinct,...

If you're talking LBS inventory, then extinct, yes. Online, the selection and availablity of unpopular parts like 27 inch tires has been growing and can be expected to grow. There is definitely no...
07-18-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 873
Posted By tcs

You can still buy single tube tires (yes, that's...

You can still buy single tube tires (yes, that's a thing) and they were only used in America and haven't been fitted to factory bikes since the early 1930s.

There are probably 100,000,000 bicycles...
07-16-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 602
Posted By Camilo

Both were telling you the same thing - it was a...

Both were telling you the same thing - it was a flat ride.
07-16-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 606
Posted By cxwrench

Just crank it down really tight. Nobody really...

Just crank it down really tight. Nobody really uses a torque wrench on a bottom bracket.
07-11-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By dedhed

Take another look at the OP's drop outs.

Take another look at the OP's drop outs.
07-11-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,155
Posted By timdow

OP's original question: A: I visited...

OP's original question:


A: I visited "Sheldon brown's gear calculator" page, and based on the calculations there using "gain ratios," the difference between 170mm and 175mm arms equates to about...
07-10-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,595
Posted By VegasTriker

It is worthwhile as a comparison between...

It is worthwhile as a comparison between different rides on different days but don't expect it to be an accurate calculation of calories burned. It is an approximation. It does not take into account...
Forum: Recumbent
07-06-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,913
Posted By BlazingPedals

That sure seems to be like Penninger made them....

That sure seems to be like Penninger made them. Tank-style steering when standard USS would have been so simple. I can't see, but is it one-wheel driver or is there a second freewheel for a sort of...
06-29-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 727
Posted By squirtdad

There is, in my hands on experience, a huge...

There is, in my hands on experience, a huge world of difference in quality between high end and low end twist shifters in areas such as durability, function, materials

I am not against twist...
06-29-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,072
Posted By mkane

700x28 100psi

700x28 100psi
06-28-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 727
Posted By base2

Grip shifters are not worth the time, effort, or...

Grip shifters are not worth the time, effort, or expense. They are designed as disposable from the outset.

Do yourself a favor & get these...
06-24-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 558
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Why not just wear an LED headband light, e.g.:...

Why not just wear an LED headband light, e.g.: Duracell 575 Lumens COB Headlamp 3-Pack | Costco (https://www.costco.com/duracell-575-lumens-cob-headlamp-3-pack.product.100894411.html)?
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-22, 01:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By Fentuz

and the weight; 14 something vs 12 is something...

and the weight; 14 something vs 12 is something you can feel. This is why I sold my Jetstream (14.5kg) and kept the helios (10.25kg).
06-19-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,120
Posted By philbob57

What do you mean by 'proper bike'? If you're new...

What do you mean by 'proper bike'? If you're new to biking, you probably don't know what you need.

With a height of 5'9" or 10" and a 31" biking leg length, the 52 is likely to be too small in the...
05-25-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 929
Posted By Iride01

Go ride some old bikes with single pivot brakes...

Go ride some old bikes with single pivot brakes and chromed steel rims. Then you'll have a better appreciation for just how good your current brakes really are.
Forum: Commuting
05-24-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,080
Posted By Darth Lefty

Theyíll get used to it.

Theyíll get used to it.
Forum: Commuting
05-19-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,290
Posted By cat0020

Nice day out yesterday.. not so much this...

Nice day out yesterday.. not so much this morning..
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04-20-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,072
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Wow and wow. Terrifying. For sure I would never...

Wow and wow. Terrifying. For sure I would never run a hookless rim on a tandem, OMG no. For our 287 lb. team, I'd run those 38s at 75-80 for tubes and the same for tubeless just to protect the rims....
04-12-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,566
Posted By Radsboy

Just gave up my car

Hi folks, new member here: 1st post.

I'm 73 and live in a small town in Maine, pop. 6,000+. I'm retired, living on a very small Social Security benefit, and really very comfortable. But: my old...
03-29-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,756
Posted By Velogoth

Bike co-ops are different from bike shops. Many...

Bike co-ops are different from bike shops. Many are volunteer based organizations dedicated to getting/keeping people on bikes. It might be worth seeing if there are any in the area, and what kind...
03-28-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,468
Posted By dabac

Really, shouldnít we be more concerned with how a...

Really, shouldnít we be more concerned with how a vehicle is actually operated rather than with what else it might be capable of?
It seems to work for cars.
And itís absolutely no problem to ride...
03-25-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 649
Posted By squirtdad

no blindness just actual experience of thousands...

no blindness just actual experience of thousands of people vs one person, just because you have issues does not make it generically true, true for you perhaps but user error has not been ruled out...
03-03-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,806
Posted By Kedosto

Thatís one of the wildest collections of stems...

Thatís one of the wildest collections of stems Iíve ever seen.

I canít help but think thereís a significant bike fit problem here. Iíve never seen an outlier part installed on a bike that wasnít...
02-23-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,016
Posted By gpburdell

Broad topic. Worth doing some reading on your...

Broad topic. Worth doing some reading on your own. Click Me (https://duckduckgo.com/?q=bicycle+safety+for+beginners&t=newext&atb=v265-1&ia=web)

Generally....
Be Visible. Wear bright colors....
02-04-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By Ryan_M

Um ok, first if it comes with MT200 and that's...

Um ok, first if it comes with MT200 and that's not good enough I'd replace the levers as well. FWIW I found the upgrading from MT200 to M6000 to be well worth the money. I'm curious by the question...
02-01-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,591
Posted By Rdmonster69

This thread is pretty interesting. I'm 51 and...

This thread is pretty interesting. I'm 51 and have the same size waist as I did when I was in college. I hate the gym and I hate working out but I am there all the time. That's how manage to keep in...
01-26-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,535
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've been using whey protein of one sort or...

I've been using whey protein of one sort or another ever since my legs started hurting all the time from simple consistent training, maybe 20 years. They never used to, but our ability to assimilate...
01-19-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,986
Posted By 55murray

You are pretty light, do 32mm. I don't think you...

You are pretty light, do 32mm. I don't think you need wider than that.
01-14-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,814
Posted By Paul J

That would be a pretty good price for a T900 in...

That would be a pretty good price for a T900 in good condition at about half of the original price. It is a solid "comfort bike" style and one you could enjoy for many years. Most of these you...
01-12-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,976
Posted By shelbyfv

It's going to be difficult to find a bike within...

It's going to be difficult to find a bike within your budget that will hold your weight. Cycling is fun but it's definitely not the best exercise for losing weight. Put your $ into a gym...
01-11-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,801
Posted By woodcraft

IME, sealant just doesn't work that well. ...

IME, sealant just doesn't work that well. Punctures sort of seal, but intermittently leak & spit at road pressures.

Heading out on a ride with a leaky tire is not good, so why bother? I have...
01-10-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,771
Posted By gpburdell

Good question - essentially you're looking for a...

Good question - essentially you're looking for a powerbank with a very low threshhold for auto-shutoff.

Just tried my Aeropex with the Aukey powerbank I had handy and it shuts off as you describe....
Replies: 53
Views: 28,075
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I mentioned above (in post 38) that I have bad...

I mentioned above (in post 38) that I have bad knees. And mentioned that after a long ride I find it is easier to walk up a flight of stairs if I rode my 170mm crankarm bike instead of one of my...
12-09-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,878
Posted By urbanknight

True, but that often just means one impoverished...

True, but that often just means one impoverished person is giving more of their money to another impoverished person instead of finding the root of the cause. Not saying that makes an excuse to not...
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