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Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-23, 03:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 710
Posted By MinnMan

Around here, that's shoulder season conditions,...

Around here, that's shoulder season conditions, which can be most annoying. The ride starts chilly and you're dressed for it. Then things warm up and you're overdressed.

This can be really...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-23, 08:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 710
Posted By MinnMan

More like 5 mph. In these parts, winter riding...

More like 5 mph. In these parts, winter riding means totally different bike, tires, road conditions, not to mention kit. 14-15 mph is hauling a$$ on studded tires over snow.
11-09-23, 06:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,850
Posted By 1989Pre

A lot of my winter kit is what would be called...

A lot of my winter kit is what would be called work clothes, rather than sporting gear.
Temp was in the 30F range, yesterday, so I broke my heaviest sweater out of the cabinet. A plume of pollen and...
11-08-23, 05:50 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,578
Posted By PeteHski

Iím certainly wary of ďpopularĒ media,...

Iím certainly wary of ďpopularĒ media, particularly online. Books by legit qualified authors are usually the best source of quality, detailed information. The media is full of noise and bias,...
10-13-23, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By MinnMan

My experience is that my core is seldom cold and...

My experience is that my core is seldom cold and I focus on insulating my extremities.
Consequently, for me a sleeveless winter garment would be useless.
Others may feel differently.
10-12-23, 09:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,828
Posted By rekmeyata

For some reason the new polyurethane tubes patch...

For some reason the new polyurethane tubes patch best with stick on patches, and they will stick forever after a light sanding.

Butyl tubes changed their composition about 5 years ago according to...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-23, 06:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,038
Posted By timdow

Excuse me while I climb up on my soapbox...

Excuse me while I climb up on my soapbox here......

While trying to save money, I tried Blackburn, Axiom, and Performance Bike's house brand of panniers, all with about the same experience (not...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-23, 07:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,038
Posted By timdow

You say you didn't like panniers... What brand...

You say you didn't like panniers... What brand panniers did you not like? I have had some that really sucked, but the Ortliebs I have now are really good.
10-03-23, 04:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,170
Posted By FBinNY

I don't accept that the only option is a pricey...

I don't accept that the only option is a pricey new crankset. I'd start by finding another bike shop. Better yet is a bike co-op, because they likely would have a used crank.

If you have good...
10-02-23, 02:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,415
Posted By Iride01

If it has to be the dapper that answer, then you...

If it has to be the dapper that answer, then you might get a weighted result.

I'm not dapper at all. I'll mix and match any item of my kit to suit the moment and what's been laundered.
10-01-23, 08:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,961
Posted By indyfabz

After 23 consecutive years participating, I...

After 23 consecutive years participating, I retired from the second largest MS150 ride in the country because it got to be too much like a race. Some guy tried to squeeze by me on the right during a...
09-19-23, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By pdlamb

FWIW, someone suggested marking holes with a...

FWIW, someone suggested marking holes with a silver Sharpie. Works like a charm.

I've put a thumb over one big leak to find a smaller leak, but I'll often just do a two-step. Fix one, let the...
09-13-23, 07:25 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,470
Posted By Iride01

I won't cross at a intersection or trail crossing...

I won't cross at a intersection or trail crossing if a car stops for me when they have the right-of-way. I wait for them to continue on. Some get really mad.
09-07-23, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 921
Posted By MoAlpha

Understanding the mechanism by which exercise...

Understanding the mechanism by which exercise protects muscle has potential clinical, scientific, and economic importance. Given NIH funding lines these days, this must have been a pretty damn good...
09-07-23, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By RCMoeur

Green is a hookup, blue is a relationship, red is...

Green is a hookup, blue is a relationship, red is a commitment. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-23, 04:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 963
Posted By merlinextraligh

It’s 1.3 miles of compacted gravel. You should be...

It’s 1.3 miles of compacted gravel. You should be able to ride it on 23mm tires. Pick your line carefully if there is any rough jagged stuff to avoid flatting and you’ll be fine.

I used to ride...
09-04-23, 04:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,013
Posted By roccitman

Hat tip to the previous owner, my BB shell and...

Hat tip to the previous owner, my BB shell and the eccentric were in amazing shape. Came loose with ease. Cleaned up, re-greased and put it right back in. Amazing!
...
08-30-23, 11:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,236
Posted By gobicycling

Consistent exercise results

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Me it almost 84, one month to go.
For all you 50-year-old...
08-29-23, 03:48 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,873
Posted By smd4

The railroad is too far to bike to, along narrow...

The railroad is too far to bike to, along narrow country roads that I wouldn't feel safe riding on.

The locomotive is a 1941 Vulcan 0-4-0T switch engine. It burns liquid fuel--so anything from...
08-13-23, 07:08 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,019
Posted By njkayaker

Two certainly. ============================ ...

Two certainly.

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Flashing versus constant rear lights.

You want to register as a cyclist from a long distance away. Note that I didn’t say “seen”: that’s the first...
07-31-23, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By ThermionicScott

Perhaps a minority opinion, but I think they're...

Perhaps a minority opinion, but I think they're still doing their job just fine for now. Eyelets are essentially nipple washers that hold themselves in place by curling around both sides of the...
07-16-23, 07:00 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,526
Posted By tempocyclist

I can't tell the difference in shifting or...

I can't tell the difference in shifting or braking quality between the latest mechanical 105 and Ultegra groupsets. Both are great. The main difference is weight, appearance, and possibly some hood...
06-15-23, 03:20 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,032
Posted By essiemyra

I have always ridden alone for the most part....

I have always ridden alone for the most part. That is because a big part of my riding was commuting to work. I like the idea of group ride until reality sets in. I am on someone else's time frame...
06-14-23, 03:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,855
Posted By Mike from Iowa

If you're looking to think outside the box... ...

If you're looking to think outside the box...

I have a 1930's tandem with a FOOT operated drum brake......
Forum: Commuting
06-05-23, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,140
Posted By jaxy357

A year in the making

It has taken me a long time to have two bikes set up for commuting; one near my home and the other near my work. Multimodal commuting makes for some challenges to figure out. Folding bike didn't have...
Forum: Touring
06-01-23, 07:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,458
Posted By Ron Damon

Bike boxes at Busan's Gimhae airport

Asked my hotel to call me a taxi to Busan's Gimhae airport. I arranged for a fixed price of KRW25000. Upon arrival at the airport, I noticed that the meter read KRW16500, but I said nothing. The...
Forum: Touring
05-30-23, 05:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,458
Posted By Ron Damon

Day 20: Damyang to Gurye

Headed northeast out of Damyang on the Yeongsang River bike path. At Geumgol Crossing, I jumped on the roads that connect the Yeongsang River and Seomjin River paths. About two hours later I was on...
05-25-23, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By merlinextraligh

Ride Across Portugal Challenge

We just finished the Ride Across Portugal cycling challenge. Itís an absolutely fantastic event. 480 miles, 37000 feet of climbing over 6 days. Ride Across Portugal | Official Website...
Forum: Touring
05-25-23, 04:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,458
Posted By Ron Damon

Day 15: Ocheon path, Osong to Buyeo

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Forum: Touring
05-24-23, 02:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,458
Posted By Ron Damon

Day 14: Ocheon path, Goesan to Osong

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Forum: Touring
05-23-23, 02:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,458
Posted By Ron Damon

Day 13: Mungyeong to Goesan

Rode on the Four Rivers path from Mungyeong to Yeonpung where I picked up the Ocheon path westwards to Goesan.
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05-22-23, 03:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,289
Posted By pdlamb

Put the front derailer in the middle ring and...

Put the front derailer in the middle ring and tell her just to use the right shifter? It's late spring. Clean the bike and polish it with Pledge. If she's still riding and interested and wants...
Forum: Touring
05-21-23, 05:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,458
Posted By Ron Damon

Day 11: Nakdong River path, Andong to Mungyeong

​​​​​​Checked out of Andong Guesthouse (https://maps.app.goo.gl/cQ8m1wCVuRqw9dybA), a very good hostel/hotel with very reasonable prices. Popular with both Korean and foreign guests. It is...
Forum: Touring
05-19-23, 04:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,458
Posted By Ron Damon

Day 9: East Coast, Samcheok to Uljin

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05-18-23, 10:40 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,091
Posted By Leisesturm

We can agree that the o.p. misses the mark, but...

We can agree that the o.p. misses the mark, but ... I have been riding since 1967 and I have never tried to maintain a differential between f/r. I have never used my weight to compute optimum psi. I...
Forum: Touring
05-17-23, 02:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,458
Posted By Ron Damon

Day 7: East Coast, Donghae to Samcheok

Four brief but steep, challenging climbs today.

Weather is in the high 20s, but with low humidity. Quite pleasant, in fact, if you are not exerting yourself pedaling up steep inclines.
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Forum: Touring
05-16-23, 01:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,458
Posted By Ron Damon

Day 6: East Coast, Gangneung to Donghae

Today was a much better day weather-wise. No battering by cold wind the whole day today. The weather today was sunny, dry and warm.

More climbs today than yesterday and quite a bit of riding on...
Forum: Touring
05-11-23, 06:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,718
Posted By Ron Damon

Folding bikes on AREX train out of Incheon airport

There you go, my folder on the AREX train out of Incheon today Thursday. Folders, sans cover, naked even, are allowed on it everyday....
05-09-23, 06:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 160
Posted By beng1

Cool bicycle mold for chocolate

From an old chocolate shop in my town that opened in 1903, I was in there several days ago and this was on a shelf, one of their original old molds. I asked the girl working there if they could make...
Forum: Touring
05-07-23, 05:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,458
Posted By Ron Damon

The rig...

...my folding credit-card tourer for the upcoming tour of Korea. The ethos is nimble-and-light with quick in-and-out of hotels requiring minimal unpacking and packing, and the ability to bring the...
05-06-23, 08:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,384
Posted By indyfabz

I entered a hospital on 12/31 and was there on in...

I entered a hospital on 12/31 and was there on in rehab for 3 months after heart surgery. During that time, I didnít put a foot on the ground for two months. When I did finally start I had to use a...
05-03-23, 07:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,349
Posted By Attilio

OK so I finally have an answer and a happy...

OK so I finally have an answer and a happy ending!!!!!

I was found to have neural tension for which the treatment is nerve flossing.

Neural tension is a condition where the nerves don't glide...
05-03-23, 04:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 815
Posted By bboy314

Just a shot in the dark - sometimes the threaded...

Just a shot in the dark - sometimes the threaded fender mounts on a new frame have thick paint on them and need a tap run through to clean the threads.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-23, 11:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,056
Posted By datlas

We did Sa Calobra yesterday. Here are some pics....

We did Sa Calobra yesterday. Here are some pics. Itís really a cycling Mecca here. I am grateful that the bike packing worked out ok.

...
04-24-23, 10:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 576
Posted By cyccommute

No. There is no need. Bolts on bicycles don’t...

No. There is no need. Bolts on bicycles don’t vibrate loose. If you properly tighten them when a part is installed, it will stay tight.
04-21-23, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,261
Posted By gecho

Had to push a few times today. It's melting...

Had to push a few times today. It's melting quickly on the roads now. Maybe 2 days before I can switch back to the mountain bike.
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04-17-23, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By rumrunn6

fenders in general, are a "project" to...

fenders in general, are a "project" to install
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-23, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 776
Posted By bblair

I rode my first century in 1974 on a used...

I rode my first century in 1974 on a used Varsity. Stripped it down and had it painted at Earl Scheib when they had a car already being painted in my chosen color. I called it the Competition model....
04-13-23, 05:33 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,953
Posted By Koyote

That's some super useful input, right there.

That's some super useful input, right there.
Forum: Touring
04-13-23, 09:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,114
Posted By jamawani

Yosemite National Park has already announced that...

Yosemite National Park has already announced that Tioga Pass will probably not open until July.
https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/tioga.htm

Here's what the Tuolumne Backcountry Rangers have...
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