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06-09-23, 10:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 312
Posted By wolfchild

When approaching and passing pedestrians on multi...

When approaching and passing pedestrians on multi use paths you should be giving them enough room so that even if they do step sideways there is no danger of hitting them. Pedestrians have the right...
06-09-23, 05:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By PhilFo

Olive Drab and flat black are invisibility...

Olive Drab and flat black are invisibility cloaks, just like a Klingon bird of prey.
06-07-23, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By FBinNY

There is never a problem using a shorter post as...

There is never a problem using a shorter post as long as you have about 2.5" inserted into the frame.

This is based on a long standing guideline of 2 diameters minimum overlap in tube junctions.
...
06-07-23, 10:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 626
Posted By leftthread

https://www.craftsports.us/pages/chamois

https://www.craftsports.us/pages/chamois
Forum: Commuting
05-26-23, 07:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,879
Posted By Trakhak

Unedited ChatGPT text is replacing "Let me Google...

Unedited ChatGPT text is replacing "Let me Google that for you."
05-22-23, 07:05 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,821
Posted By Koyote

You should not need tire levers to mount a tire...

You should not need tire levers to mount a tire -- they are for getting a tire off a rim.

The proper technique is more easily shown than described, so I recommend youtube videos. Also read up on...
05-17-23, 03:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,173
Posted By Trek1100FeltZ5

The best way to buy a bike - take a friend along...

The best way to buy a bike - take a friend along who knows what they are doing - You will value their input and they will have fun helping you spend your money
05-17-23, 01:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,173
Posted By Barry2

OP, your question was "What is the best way to...

OP, your question was "What is the best way to buy a bike?"

1. Decide what type of riding you plan to do
2. Decide if there are bikes or brands that interest you
2. Go see a Bike Fitter and get...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-23, 02:07 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 5,434
Posted By seypat

Tough choice. Both would be fantastic to ride....

Tough choice. Both would be fantastic to ride. Heck, I'd bet the Ms. Howell model was a nice ride BITD.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-23, 04:36 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 5,434
Posted By Bosco13

Wow, I didn't know that having a paper route and...

Wow, I didn't know that having a paper route and deliverling them by bicycle made me a professional cyclist. Need to add this to my resume...
05-15-23, 11:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,537
Posted By veganbikes

I am not street parking my luge.

I am not street parking my luge.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-23, 06:05 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 5,434
Posted By tomato coupe

Formula for a Larry thread Ö Larry: Would...

Formula for a Larry thread Ö

Larry: Would doing X when riding be appropriate?

Everybody: No, it would not be appropriate.

Larry: Here are 54 lame reasons why Iím going to do it anyway.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-23, 09:12 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 5,434
Posted By veganbikes

I mean if he really wanted to be Larry Sellers,...

I mean if he really wanted to be Larry Sellers, he would be completely silent and not say a thing. In the greatest film ever made The Big Lebowski, Larry Sellers didn't say a damn thing, he was...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-23, 12:35 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 5,434
Posted By datlas

These threads are like a train wreck or a bad...

These threads are like a train wreck or a bad auto accident. You know it’s terrible but you can’t keep yourself from watching.

:trainwreck:
05-13-23, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 423
Posted By veganbikes

Probably not the conversation is more like "ewww...

Probably not the conversation is more like "ewww gross you ride a moving bicycle outside where there is like nature and stuff?"
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-23, 02:14 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 5,434
Posted By znomit

With a little help.

With a little help.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-23, 04:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 938
Posted By tempocyclist

Ah yes. What came first. It's like the James...

Ah yes. What came first. It's like the James Smith quote about Olympic swimmers: "Swimmers don't look the way they do because they swim, they swim because of the way they look."

In the same way a...
05-11-23, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By livedarklions

That's incorrect: ...

That's incorrect:
...
05-11-23, 09:46 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,635
Posted By tomato coupe

It killed the dinosaurs.

It killed the dinosaurs.
05-11-23, 07:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 810
Posted By BillyD

Single lens reflex in my world.

Single lens reflex in my world.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-23, 01:41 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 5,434
Posted By genejockey

If you're asking something out of the ordinary...

If you're asking something out of the ordinary you should expect it to be escalated to the manager, and a 2 hour test ride for a $600 bike is out of the ordinary.
05-10-23, 09:51 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,635
Posted By msu2001la

The camera is for your safety...

The camera is for your safety...
05-09-23, 05:01 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,635
Posted By PeteHski

My list of worries when road riding:- 1....

My list of worries when road riding:-

1. Being hit from behind by a truck/car
2. Being taken out when riding in a bunch
3. Crashing after hitting unseen debris or major pothole
4. Crashing...
05-09-23, 11:18 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,635
Posted By Maelochs

Bike Forum has almost become "Why Bother.com" as...

Bike Forum has almost become "Why Bother.com" as every thread elicits totally predictable and generally unconsidered responses from a handful of followers. If it were not for the handful of informed...
05-09-23, 09:08 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,819
Posted By prj71

Just wrap yourself in tin foil. Living in...

Just wrap yourself in tin foil.

Living in Chicago...radioactive roads in Florida = Same-Same...either is likely to be the cause of death.
05-09-23, 03:29 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,635
Posted By seypat

Did it just break, or did it assplode?

Did it just break, or did it assplode?
05-04-23, 03:02 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,465
Posted By FBinNY

Yes and no. I've always had problems with...

Yes and no.

I've always had problems with data presented this way. If, for example the problems were related to things like urban vs suburban, or factors like income or social status, etc. then...
05-03-23, 11:16 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,465
Posted By Zara Sp00k

Black people are more likely to be shot there as...

Black people are more likely to be shot there as well, are you saying it is the lack of spending on infrastructure that is the cause for this as well?

see, that's where the problem is, you are...
05-03-23, 10:23 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,465
Posted By Zara Sp00k

question, since males are disproportionately more...

question, since males are disproportionately more likely to die by firearms than females (6 times more likely), is it sexism at work? IOW, people don't like males, or males receive fewer funding than...
04-24-23, 10:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,339
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

It was a Colnago until they did that thing with...

It was a Colnago until they did that thing with the bars flipped up with the brake levers on the drops. It’s now a Sears Free Spirit.

Apologies for not including OP pics, I’m in a hurry.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-23, 02:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 798
Posted By MinnMan

If ll else fails, renting a pretty good road bike...

If ll else fails, renting a pretty good road bike in Mallorca is easy - there are a bunch of places. You can bring your pedals and saddle if those matter to you.

I usually don't bring my bike...
04-19-23, 11:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,570
Posted By terrymorse

A couple of points from that conversation: ...

A couple of points from that conversation:

1. All roads lead to Rome - Essentially, there are many ways to train that will get you to the same level of fitness. So there's no need to obsess over...
04-19-23, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By RChung

Yeah, the Crr difference between those two tires...

Yeah, the Crr difference between those two tires is about .005. That's huge. Crr scales like slope, so riding the Bontragers compared to the Contis is like riding a slope that's 0.5% steeper,...
04-15-23, 08:03 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,475
Posted By MoAlpha

Like I got a lot of smiles before 50. :rolleyes:

Like I got a lot of smiles before 50. :rolleyes:
04-13-23, 03:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,570
Posted By MoAlpha

Cogganís Razor

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/inside-exercise/id1631457776?i=1000608071197

Great podcast where Andrew Coggan takes on the mythology around Z2 and how to train aerobic capacity and...
04-12-23, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 655
Posted By terrymorse

If you're always training hard, you won't be...

If you're always training hard, you won't be building up an aerobic base, and you may be accumulating fatigue.

Try riding easier endurance pace twice per week, with one hard ride once per week....
04-09-23, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By Bald Paul

A lot. I was a professional auto tech for over...

A lot.
I was a professional auto tech for over 40 years. Don't go there with me.
04-09-23, 12:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 818
Posted By Wildwood

Braking is over-rated. Anticipation and...

Braking is over-rated. Anticipation and situational awareness are not.

Anyone considering a tire based on braking differences should take up hair splitting as a hobby, a better use of one's time,...
04-06-23, 11:09 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 5,456
Posted By raceboy

When I raced cars it was called the racerís...

When I raced cars it was called the racerís discount: List + 30%.
04-05-23, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By Barry2

Old time Ni-Cad batteries would acquire a...

Old time Ni-Cad batteries would acquire a "memory" if partially discharge all the time. The fix was to discharge and full charge from time to time.

NiMH (nickel metal hydride) and Lithium Ion...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-23, 01:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,879
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yeah, you're definitely on the cusp of your...

Yeah, you're definitely on the cusp of your twilight years... rather than worrying about what the rest of us ride (drops), I would just focus on being comfortable and at peace with your life. :p
04-01-23, 04:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,174
Posted By MoAlpha

The risks and benefit of eggs or any other food...

The risks and benefit of eggs or any other food should be considered in terms of what it replaces in the diet. If you are eating eggs in place of Frosted Flakes, they are very healthy. In place of...
03-31-23, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

After setting chain length by whatever method you...

After setting chain length by whatever method you chose the B screw is done but in the low (large cog) rear and inner front. This is the cog combo that will suffer from pulley knock if the B spring...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-23, 09:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 855
Posted By PeteHski

"The test bike had a non-integrated aero seatpost...

"The test bike had a non-integrated aero seatpost that took some fettling and over-torquing before it stopped slipping. The clamp is the external collar type with twin Allen bolts, which doesnít work...
03-16-23, 07:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,065
Posted By shelbyfv

I appreciate the effort to keep politics in P&R. ...

I appreciate the effort to keep politics in P&R. I think you are incorrect to conflate mod cleanup with their personal political persuasions. I figure it's demographics but if you really want to...
03-15-23, 05:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By Machka

100 km

Fri, 27/01/2023

Beautiful day with temps between about 20 and 22C and a bit of wind about, increasing throughout the day.

Shortly after 11 am, Rowan and I set off on a bicycle ride with no time...
03-01-23, 10:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,109
Posted By indyfabz

I donít spoon feed.

I donít spoon feed.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-23, 01:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 759
Posted By znomit

You seem to have stumbled into the wrong forum.

You seem to have stumbled into the wrong forum.
02-28-23, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 403
Posted By Polaris OBark

Just kidding. Buy the red ones.

Just kidding. Buy the red ones.
02-27-23, 08:13 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,263
Posted By SurferRosa

Is the road bike painted red?

Is the road bike painted red?
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