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03-28-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,707
Posted By zen_

What new cyclist should spend $ on: 1. A...

What new cyclist should spend $ on:

1. A professional fit + anything you need to adjust for fit (saddle, stem)
2. Good cycling clothing that fits right, assuming you don't plan to lose...
03-27-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,376
Posted By Daniel4

I'm 60 y.o. I've been riding since 12. I've...

I'm 60 y.o. I've been riding since 12. I've fallen many times and have had many scrapes. And I do have a fear of falling. As I've gotten older, I've been more careful riding through ice, slush, mud,...
03-27-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By freeranger

Sounds like the problem was there and you took it...

Sounds like the problem was there and you took it to the shop to have them fix it.. " The shop replaced the cassette and chain last week but the same problem exists". Take it back to the shop. Noises...
03-15-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 888
Posted By ZIPP2001

How to Prevent Saddle Sores !

First thing is to make sure you have a saddle on your bike :lol:.
How to Prevent Saddle Sores / Cycling Past Sixty - YouTube
03-11-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By livedarklions

The basics will come back to you, it's like...

The basics will come back to you, it's like riding a bicycle. Sorry, couldn't resist.

Two pieces of advice, increase distance at your own comfortable pace, and ignore anyone who says "no pain, no...
03-11-22, 04:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By Kabuki12

Ibuprofen is my friend as well. Sometimes when...

Ibuprofen is my friend as well. Sometimes when heading out , my late sixties bod is just a bit sore. A piece of toast and lots of water ….and two of those little helpers and I’m good for a nice long...
03-10-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By Rolla

Ironically, a lot of crashes are caused by being...

Ironically, a lot of crashes are caused by being too careful. Like the old mountain biking adage says, "He who hesitates goes over the bars."

The good news is that most crashes result in little...
03-10-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By kahn

I have to admit that I've gotten my shorts caught...

I have to admit that I've gotten my shorts caught up on the nose of my Sella Anatomica which has a bolt there. I put a saddle cover on to keep from catching on it.

Enjoy
03-10-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By mstateglfr

I maintain a fleet of 20-30 FX1 bikes each year...

I maintain a fleet of 20-30 FX1 bikes each year for a youth cycling program. They are a workhorse of a bike and perfectly suited for someone wanting to get into cycling and not have to mess with...
03-10-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By livedarklions

The big news is you're at least 20 miles into...

The big news is you're at least 20 miles into your own legs. The biggest hurdle is getting on it in the first place and then coming back.

Keep going, but get shorts that can't hang up on the...
03-10-22, 04:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By delbiker1

Keep pedaling, it's likely to keep getting...

Keep pedaling, it's likely to keep getting better. Nothing wrong with being careful, especially if you are not yet totally comfortable. Most people are surprised at how quickly bike handling skills...
03-08-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,940
Posted By phughes

You are missing the fact that many small...

You are missing the fact that many small businesses, bike parts suppliers included, use Amazon as a platform for online sales. You also neglect to understand the many people who support their...
03-07-22, 11:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,940
Posted By frogman

I agree 100%. You nailed it. We need to put on...

I agree 100%. You nailed it.
We need to put on our asbestos suits now to prepare for the Amazon hate flames :D
03-07-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,940
Posted By Kapusta

Amazon is giving them the platform to do it and...

Amazon is giving them the platform to do it and taking a cut when they do. Amazon is totally party to it.

And again, the issue is not just counterfeits, it is the way they take the marketing data...
03-07-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,940
Posted By prj71

It's not Amazon that is doing it to small and...

It's not Amazon that is doing it to small and innovative businesses. It's the third-party sellers that are. Given how many there are it's nearly impossible to verify/audit all sellers.

With that...
03-07-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,940
Posted By Kapusta

My distaste for Amazon is not due to the customer...

My distaste for Amazon is not due to the customer experience, it is what they are doing to small and innovative businesses. Come out with a good product, and in no time Amazon will be flooded with a...
03-07-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,940
Posted By frogman

I don't understand the Amazon hate either and...

I don't understand the Amazon hate either and will not participate in the silly Amazon bashing.
But I am interested in other suppliers that were posted. I have found that many times the items I...
03-07-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,940
Posted By rumrunn6

interesting combo! enjoy!

interesting combo! enjoy!
03-07-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,940
Posted By Iride01

I buy a lot of stuff from the sellers on Amazon,...

I buy a lot of stuff from the sellers on Amazon, but I seldom have found anything for bicycles on Amazon or eBay that I can't find for a better price elsewhere.
03-06-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,940
Posted By SkinGriz

Figure 8 is a better way than flattening out the...

Figure 8 is a better way than flattening out the tire to fit OE package.
Flattened tires want to keep popping out of the rim hook during installation.
03-06-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 29,324
Posted By jamesdak

This is so the press now days! ...

This is so the press now days!

https://youtu.be/8nW-IPrzM1g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nW-IPrzM1g&ab_channel=Disturbed
03-06-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,940
Posted By CAT7RDR

I kind of enjoy the snake in the can of nuts...

I kind of enjoy the snake in the can of nuts trick with my Terrier.
Cut the tape and the tire explodes and the game is on.
03-06-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,940
Posted By Litespud

figure-8 folding is fine for a wire-bead tire. As...

figure-8 folding is fine for a wire-bead tire. As long as there are no actual kinks in the wire, youíre good.
Iíve bought several rounds of tires through Amazon - usually Rubino Pros - no problems....
03-06-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,940
Posted By dedhed

Common shipping method

Common shipping method
03-06-22, 12:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,940
Posted By soyabean

It may or may not be the shipper doing this, but...

It may or may not be the shipper doing this, but it is a common method for backpacking a wire bead, totally fine for short times.
03-05-22, 12:04 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 29,324
Posted By Garfield Cat

Old means how old would be really old? Good...

Old means how old would be really old?

Good music is still good music, no matter the age of the composition.
02-20-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 495
Posted By Polaris OBark

I have a wider tire in front, which my fork...

I have a wider tire in front, which my fork allows. This gives a wee bit more pneumatic suspension and traction.
02-08-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,278
Posted By Koyote

This ...

This (https://kingcage.com/products/iris-king-cage)is what you need. I've got them on three bikes, with the oldest pair (over 40,000 miles) on a gravel bike that gets ridden on some very fast and...
02-03-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1
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Views: 452
Posted By veganbikes

You can always swap to a different stem however...

You can always swap to a different stem however with threadless stems they don't go up and down like old school quill stems. However if you are experiencing discomfort, find a good fitter near you...
01-25-22, 11:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,370
Posted By slowpacer

Tons of tire clearance. The stock tires are 40mm...

Tons of tire clearance. The stock tires are 40mm wide and surprisingly ride well, although as i said, i haven't been able to ride much recently.
Changed:
- zero setback seatpost
- Ergon ST saddle...
09-14-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,800
Posted By anthonybkny

I did a 120 mile ride this summer on my...

I did a 120 mile ride this summer on my Cannondale Quick 1
06-17-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,813
Posted By maddmaxx

I'm 75 and I built my last bike as sort of an...

I'm 75 and I built my last bike as sort of an everything hybrid. I started with the frame that would fit me in a slightly more upright position than my road bike. Then I moved a road groupset over...
06-16-21, 04:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,813
Posted By nomadmax

They're all gravel bikes when you're on a gravel...

They're all gravel bikes when you're on a gravel road or trail. I know that sounds like a trite answer and it's not meant to be. The condition of the gravel road/trail and your skills will dictate...
11-22-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 748
Views: 420,837
Posted By Newspaper_Nick

I have a great tip for old quick release hub bike...

I have a great tip for old quick release hub bike owners out there. The ones with disc brakes. You probably experience this ervery time you remove the wheels from the dropouts and put them back on....
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