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05-02-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,901
Posted By freeranger

Only some of the "less than pleasant riders"...

Only some of the "less than pleasant riders" along the same ride!
11-16-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,954
Posted By icemilkcoffee

If you are regularly riding in the dark, nothing...

If you are regularly riding in the dark, nothing beats these wheel mounted LED lights:...
11-08-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,656
Posted By wolfchild

Having two different types of valves gives...

Having two different types of valves gives cyclists an opportunity to have debates and arguments on bikeforums about which type of valve is better.
11-08-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,656
Posted By Kapusta

How well adapter work or do not work is a bit...

How well adapter work or do not work is a bit beside the point in the OPs case. He should just buy tubes with the proper valve type for his rim.

But I am sure this discussion will still go on for...
10-25-21, 01:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,884
Posted By Fredo76

0.37724 grams of air per second

0.37724 grams of air per second
10-23-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,971
Posted By dedhed

Chains do not actually "stretch" but wear on the...

Chains do not actually "stretch" but wear on the pins and rollers lengthens them.
10-23-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,971
Posted By SalsaShark

I believe the cable needs to form to the bends it...

I believe the cable needs to form to the bends it must take within the shift levers when being used after a new cable is installed. These bends eventually are worked into the memory of the cable, and...
10-20-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 863
Posted By Ironfish653

^^^ This ^^^ There's a reason that MTBs took...

^^^ This ^^^

There's a reason that MTBs took over the cycling world 30 years ago; they're damn effective bikes for the way most people use bicycles. I'm not talking about specialist weaponry like...
10-20-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 863
Posted By Maelochs

None of the things some folks complain about...

None of the things some folks complain about Really matter ....

For people who want a comfortable ride to just ride around, there is no need to min/max and optimize everything. Sure you don't need...
10-16-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 31,277
Posted By Nachoman

Right now listening to a Grateful Dead show. June...

Right now listening to a Grateful Dead show. June 28, 1988.
And in less than two weeks, I've got tickets to see Dead & Company.
10-14-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,297
Posted By Chinghis

A lot of it is a weak sense of self, a lack of...

A lot of it is a weak sense of self, a lack of identity. I'm a ((insert style)-biker, and do it right, all those other folks are just doing it wrong. So I have to put them down to build myself up,...
10-12-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,570
Posted By Dan Burkhart

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10-05-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,192
Posted By fishboat

Obnoxious sounding hubs certainly are the trendy...

Obnoxious sounding hubs certainly are the trendy thing to do..one does want to be be trendy, that's for sure. You'll need to some sufficiently flashy "kit" next and then maybe break new ground by...
Forum: Recumbent
10-04-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,231
Posted By JanMM

Seat mesh creaking is not unusual for mesh seat...

Seat mesh creaking is not unusual for mesh seat backs. My year old Bacchetta B3 seat back creaks with energetic pedaling, while RANS mesh seat backs creak less. Replaced both Screamer tandem mesh...
10-01-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,400
Posted By downtube42

I switched to a recumbent twenty years ago due to...

I switched to a recumbent twenty years ago due to lower back problems. Since 2010 I've gotten into ultra and randonneuring, riding a half dozen 1200km rides and several 24 hour races. I'm well over...
09-27-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,541
Posted By Lucillle

Every one? No they don't, this is...

Every one? No they don't, this is misinformation.
09-25-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,017
Posted By 777funk

Why? What's wrong with old bikes? Not everyone...

Why? What's wrong with old bikes? Not everyone cares about disk brakes, better suspension, or special shifting mechanisms.., at least I don't. Am I missing something else?

I'm plenty happy with...
09-22-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,092
Posted By tomato coupe

In this case, you're 100% correct.

In this case, you're 100% correct.
09-21-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,092
Posted By Rdmonster69

Maybe correct people without sounding so high and...

Maybe correct people without sounding so high and mighty Ö.. I don't have a problem with getting corrected on advice that is wrong by more experienced people Ö. See cycocommutes reply Ö. If you canít...
Forum: Recumbent
09-21-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 858
Posted By VegasTriker

I've never seen one of Bill Haluzak's trikes but...

I've never seen one of Bill Haluzak's trikes but do own an Haluzak Horizon two wheel bent. He stopped making recumbents over 14 years ago but the ones that come up used are snapped up quickly. You...
09-20-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,451
Views: 513,318
Posted By tallbikeman

I owned a red version of this Dyno model. I put...

I owned a red version of this Dyno model. I put a 7 speed Nexus hub in it which made it much more rideable on city streets. It had the noisiest chain guard ever on a bike. I eventually put sticky...
09-14-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By Iride01

Do you clean and adjust them often as routine...

Do you clean and adjust them often as routine maintenance? Probably not really needed in that case.

Cartridge BB's are cheap once you know which works with your bike. Last a long time and when...
09-12-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,843
Posted By tyrion

These are very puncture resistant tires: ...

These are very puncture resistant tires:

https://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/road_tires/Marathon_Plus_HS440

These kind of "armored" tires, along with tire liners and airless tires - they...
09-01-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,054
Posted By andrewclaus

I can't imagine going through the lye process and...

I can't imagine going through the lye process and not cleaning out the BB afterwards, so I'd remove it.
06-30-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,684
Posted By Charliekeet

Well, for one thing, Iíve learned that most of us...

Well, for one thing, Iíve learned that most of us here donít think bikes are that complex to fix, but most people (in countries other than yours) do and are not able to reliably repair/replace parts...
06-03-20, 04:44 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,677
Posted By AlmostTrick

Pedestrians have the right of way. Proceed with...

Pedestrians have the right of way. Proceed with the knowledge that every intersection, driveway, doorway etc. is a potential day or life wrecker.
06-01-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 726
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Have a bike shop do an inspection of your bike. ...

Have a bike shop do an inspection of your bike. Then you will know what needs to be done. My guess is that it will be far more cost effective to just take care of the problems rather than buying a...
05-31-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 726
Posted By Ironfish653

I donít think youíll need to replace a whole lot...

I donít think youíll need to replace a whole lot of parts; the front wheel will probably need to be trued; a shop should be able to do that for a nominal fee. Having nice, true wheels will make it...
05-15-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,027
Posted By Bluesfrog

I don't know much about bike trailers but want to...

I don't know much about bike trailers but want to learn. I have an old child carrier trailer but it was an economy model that clamps on the frame. Not exactly elegant. Please teach us about trailers...
05-01-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,047
Posted By Robert C

Not in a hurry, riding for fitness, you are...

Not in a hurry, riding for fitness, you are right, an ebike probably isn't an ideal fit for you. If your needs change then an ebike might fit at that time.
03-10-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,927
Posted By DMC707

A lot of us remember being 9 years old and riding...

A lot of us remember being 9 years old and riding 30 pound steel Mongooses Schwinn and Huffy BMX bikes with no ill effect
03-10-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,927
Posted By freeranger

Do you have friends or family that might be...

Do you have friends or family that might be "savvy" when it comes to bikes? I ask, as a 9 yr.old will be growing like a weed, and may outgrow the bike before long. A used bike in good condition would...
02-02-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,556
Posted By bruce19

You make your decisions based on your values....

You make your decisions based on your values. Don't buy into someone else's idea of what your values should be.
10-13-19, 04:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,346
Posted By Ross520

I ride quite fast on my city's MUP, but slow down...

I ride quite fast on my city's MUP, but slow down and announce when passing pedestrians and other cyclists. Also, I typically pick times to ride when the path isn't busy.

What's wrong with that?
10-10-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,346
Posted By BobbyG

I have caled in two MUP fires in 27 years, both 2...

I have caled in two MUP fires in 27 years, both 2 years ago, and near homeless camps. I also ride with an AirZound. But I've never picked up a wheel-sucker. Either I'm too fast...or (more likely)...
10-09-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,346
Posted By Cyclist753

Drafting without asking is rude. You could have...

Drafting without asking is rude. You could have just stopped. If that doesn't work then 'hook' 'em a little later! Extreme- yes but a good way to rid yourself from a weirdo. It finally rained here...
10-09-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,346
Posted By lostronin

You should turn this into a screenplay for a...

You should turn this into a screenplay for a movie.
10-09-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,346
Posted By Ross520

It's a safety issue...

It's a safety issue...
09-23-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,528
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE] Here’s a link to a well-known procedure...

[/QUOTE] Here’s a link to a well-known procedure for chain cleaning.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/chainclean.html
09-23-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,873
Posted By Milton Keynes

How about a chain lube thread?

How about a chain lube thread?
09-21-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,873
Posted By sumgy

Boycott whiney posts by people who struggle to...

Boycott whiney posts by people who struggle to fit in with normal society.
09-21-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,873
Posted By Ross520

Agreed. Every once-in-a-while I'll have an...

Agreed.

Every once-in-a-while I'll have an issue, but usually I have an enjoyable, safe, ride.

How many MUP deaths do you hear about every year? I can't think of any.

And for me personally,...
09-19-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 20,190
Posted By Humpy

Honestly? I think riding around and yelling...

Honestly?

I think riding around and yelling at people about stuff like this is incredibly ******y.
09-19-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 20,190
Posted By redlude97

get off my lawn!

get off my lawn!
09-17-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,377
Posted By u235

She said, hey good looking, we'll be back later...

She said, hey good looking, we'll be back later to pick you up later.
09-12-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,197
Posted By Kedosto

Deal breakers. That, and the oppressive summer...

Deal breakers. That, and the oppressive summer heat.


-Kedosto
09-10-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,114
Posted By HerrKaLeun

12 V is the difference

12 V is the difference
09-10-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,154
Posted By 2old

RW, thanks for the feedback; please keep posting...

RW, thanks for the feedback; please keep posting about your findings.
09-10-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 16,338
Posted By jadocs

Do you know how many times my flashing front...

Do you know how many times my flashing front light has caught the attention of a driver who rolls up to a stop sign on an adjacent street only to slam on their brakes preventing a T-bone situation?...
09-10-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 16,338
Posted By Sapperc

Yawn all you want, but I always use obnoxiously...

Yawn all you want, but I always use obnoxiously bright daytime flashing running lights front and rear. My experience is that it definitely grabs motorists attention even more so than my fluorescent...
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