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01-08-23, 05:11 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,319
Posted By MikeM21

Support your LBS

We are lucky here in Northern Virginia to have a bunch of great LBSs. I needed a spacer for to put my old 9spd Shimano cassette on my new DT Swiss hubs. Dropped in to A-1 Cycling a the Clocktower in...
01-06-23, 08:42 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,319
Posted By JohnDThompson

Why would you replace a bike just because it has...

Why would you replace a bike just because it has unfashionable brakes?
01-01-23, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By Inusuit

Just my opinion. I don't think weather, exposure...

Just my opinion. I don't think weather, exposure to cold, breathing cold air, or sweaty clothes have anything to do with getting sick. I also don't know if riding in the cold strengthens an immune...
11-15-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,563
Posted By Reflector Guy

Build it in someone else's back yard!

Build it in someone else's back yard!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 98,450
Posted By DougRNS

I thought it was because 95% of the movies blow. ...

I thought it was because 95% of the movies blow. :foo:
09-24-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 606
Posted By big john

Some of the newer tubeless ready tire and rim...

Some of the newer tubeless ready tire and rim combinations make installing a tire very difficult. Best to use a bead jack. Some people carry them on the bike.
How To Get Tight Tire On Bike Wheel Rim...
Forum: Touring
09-10-22, 12:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By raybo

Just finished a brief tour in Ireland

I just spent 2 weeks riding (and busing) in Ireland. Mostly, on the Wild Atlantic Way, the west coast. I sent out 3 updates during this trip.

The first one...
09-05-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,955
Posted By Inisfallen

Updating this, more than a year after my last...

Updating this, more than a year after my last post.

On Friday, I was on my usually commute to work (Brooklyn to midtown west Manhattan, via the Manhattan Bridge).

The usual number of electric...
08-29-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 810
Posted By Polaris OBark

Get the license plate and report it to the major...

Get the license plate and report it to the major insurance companies. Ask them if this is the kind of driver they wish to insure. Pretend you know they are the insurer. If you hit the top 10, you...
08-26-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,708
Posted By Ogsarg

I like windfinder.com for checking out wind...

I like windfinder.com for checking out wind conditions. Shows what is going on in real time and allows you to look forward to any time of day. I ride in the area shown below and the wind direction as...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 98,450
Posted By big john

and cheesecake, apparently

and cheesecake, apparently
08-04-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,806
Posted By Rick

Headlights powerful enough for you to see the...

Headlights powerful enough for you to see the potholes and debris at night are a good idea. I like a solid non flashing taillight for night use. I have a separate taillight that is very bright and...
07-23-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,030
Posted By Pinelander

I acknowledge a lot of people when I ride. A...

I acknowledge a lot of people when I ride. A wave to other riders, police, or a motorist who showed some awareness of me. I try to look predictable and aware of those around me. Will any of this get...
07-23-22, 04:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,030
Posted By Chuck M

When I see cops, I toss my half empty bottle of...

When I see cops, I toss my half empty bottle of vodka into a dumpster.
07-23-22, 03:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,030
Posted By Troul

If the conditions allow, pending I notice them,...

If the conditions allow, pending I notice them, I'll gesture to them with acknowledgement. It's not for the reasons that you have in place, just a polite acknowledgement.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 98,450
Posted By indyfabz

R.I.P. James Caan.

R.I.P. James Caan.
07-04-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,503
Posted By m.c.

The ones I've been seeing don't require pedaling....

The ones I've been seeing don't require pedaling. They are electric motorcycles that happen to have pedals on them.
06-21-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By Feldman

Liability insurance sholuld be price-boosted by...

Liability insurance sholuld be price-boosted by number of touchscreen square inches in cars. Cars are being turned into potential killer drones aimed at other road users.
06-09-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,172
Posted By krakhaus

Looks just like everyone else's bike. The only...

Looks just like everyone else's bike. The only props you'll get is that it's not flat black.
05-26-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,946
Posted By JW Fas

UPDATE: The detective just called me back and...

UPDATE: The detective just called me back and said I was spot on with finding the identities of the driver and the girl who threw the trash. He has to refer them to the juvenile office for further...
05-23-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,422
Posted By tomato coupe

None of those things will solve the problem of...

None of those things will solve the problem of drivers that are distracted by their phones. Put the blame where it belongs -- on irresponsible drivers.
05-17-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 921
Posted By joesch

I believe the biggest issue today is "Cell...

I believe the biggest issue today is "Cell Phones" !

If drivers take eyes off the road to view phones then other objects ahead of them in the road are going to be hit.

Same issue with walkers...
05-08-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,378
Posted By DonkeyShow

Surprised nobody has stolen the bike yet.

Surprised nobody has stolen the bike yet.
05-08-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,378
Posted By Chuck M

Slow down? By the wounds on that curb it looks...

Slow down? By the wounds on that curb it looks like they need to watch where they are going as well.
Forum: Touring
03-13-22, 01:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,161
Posted By waddo

bike camping in western japan

Somewhat out of the ordinary, for those interested.

https://youtu.be/vqV8lJuSiRE
01-10-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 939
Posted By ClydeClydeson

-tires feel like they have reasonable pressure ...

-tires feel like they have reasonable pressure
-no rattles or clanks when the bike is moved or dropped
-chain is not rusty

... and awaaaaay I go!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,750
Posted By Joearch

Happy New Year to all. 2021 miles look to be...

Happy New Year to all.
2021 miles look to be just under 5000 at 4998. First full year of riding. 100% outdoors as I don’t have an inside setup. Love BF.

Thx to all!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,750
Posted By Pridedog

Good year

341 days of riding
10,767 miles

At 71 and retired I have the freedom to ride whenever. I ride in all weather conditions, just dress accordingly. Stopped riding indoors 30 years ago, too boring....
01-05-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,863
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Friend of the shop comes in and leaves his bike...

Friend of the shop comes in and leaves his bike outside the shop unlocked despite us telling him to bring it in.
He goes back out 5 minutes later to find the bike has been stolen. Owner of the shop...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,750
Posted By ericcox

I ended up with just over 9200 total miles; I...

I ended up with just over 9200 total miles; I don't break it down but I'm guessing ~800 of that was indoors.

This year I'm getting a little more serious about structured training just to give a...
01-02-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,428
Posted By spelger

25 miles is not enough for me to consider taking...

25 miles is not enough for me to consider taking any food along. Riding fasted it not so bad actually.
12-24-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 918
Posted By Pratt

Merry Christmas

Best wishes to all the various religions and beliefs, hope you all get what you want, now and in the new year.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,868
Posted By mstateglfr

they arent battling traffic, they are breaking g...

they arent battling traffic, they are breaking g laws and placing themselves and others in dangerous situations.
The moment one of them messes up and runs I to a vehicle, lives change forever. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,868
Posted By GhostRider62

Yes, because of unsafe, irresponsible, law...

Yes, because of unsafe, irresponsible, law breaking riders like those in the video.
11-10-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 11,235
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

A virtual electronic lynching conducted by an...

A virtual electronic lynching conducted by an outraged mob on social media is much faster, no need for any legal niceties.
Forum: Touring
10-30-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By waddo

Part two of Tohoku Japan now ready to view

https://youtu.be/AAXIdj6HVGU
10-27-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,438
Posted By GlennR

Bad things happen to people all the time. I...

Bad things happen to people all the time.

I wish I was wealthy like Jeff Bezos and help everyone that asks, but i'm just a poor retired slob on a fixed income. So I can only help family and try to...
Forum: Touring
10-25-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,081
Posted By waddo

New video

For those interested, episode one of our summer northern Japan tour is now online.

Summer northern japan tour
10-05-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,545
Posted By Bald Paul

I read a lot of product warning labels. Most...

I read a lot of product warning labels. Most things, it seems, will only cause cancer if you live in California.
09-21-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,467
Posted By indyfabz

So a fanny pack. :D

So a fanny pack. :D
09-20-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,541
Posted By Rick

My wife got mad and told me I could sleep with...

My wife got mad and told me I could sleep with the bike. My bicycle resides in my room and the wife is allowed to enter for a conjugal visit.
09-17-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,512
Posted By rsbob

Our current cat was abandoned near our...

Our current cat was abandoned near our neighborhood. It spent months sitting on people’s porches wanting food and to be let in. We would see her going through are gardens but remained standoffish....
09-09-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,512
Posted By Milton Keynes

We had a feral stay take up residence in a shed a...

We had a feral stay take up residence in a shed a number of years back. She was skinny and apparently very hungry. I'd start giving her food, and she came to trust me enough to eventually pet her,...
09-01-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,876
Posted By JW Fas

The article describes that as a "protected bike...

The article describes that as a "protected bike lane". I don't consider it protected unless there is a hard physical barrier separating it from the standard travel lane.
07-16-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,063
Posted By Iride01

Why the concern about what others do? You can do...

Why the concern about what others do? You can do your own thing with out getting our approval. Heck we'll probably not notice whether your legs are smooth, stubbly or hairy. We'll just be judging...
07-14-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 11,656
Posted By GlennR

I thought the Pros shave so when they crash it's...

I thought the Pros shave so when they crash it's easier to clean the dirt and gravel out of the wound.

If you want to go faster... ride more.
Forum: Touring
06-08-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,180
Posted By 350htrr

I think your biggest "problem" would be finding...

I think your biggest "problem" would be finding places for charging the battery every day... I "solved" that problem by charging my, and my wife's E-Assist bike batteries from my camper's solar...
Forum: Touring
03-29-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,539
Posted By KLiNCK

Kool Stop Tire Bead Jack ...

Kool Stop Tire Bead Jack

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1206x1124/screen_shot_2021_03_29_at_7_19_53_am_2b0f41533f662d03995ac6f5714f48eb3a246f54.png
Forum: Touring
03-11-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By waddo

New Shodoshima Japan tour video for those interested

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m7QMMgyRUo
02-23-21, 03:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,456
Posted By Outrider1

Just reread this thread and I'm motivated! Today...

Just reread this thread and I'm motivated! Today I'm going to ride my Goldwing on the local MUP and drop the ebike riders!
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