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07-12-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 802
Posted By veganbikes

That bike above is a death trap. Those that spend...

That bike above is a death trap. Those that spend their time hating e-bikes should hate gas conversions 10 billion times more. I won't even get started on what is probably a kid rock banner in the...
07-10-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,971
Posted By indyfabz

Use the toilet. Or get a second litter box....

Use the toilet. Or get a second litter box. Bathroom competition problem solved. :D
07-10-21, 01:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,971
Posted By canklecat

I don't even need to leave home to know I'm...

I don't even need to leave home to know I'm getting older and slower. When I get up in the middle of the night to pee, my 16 year old cat gets to the litter box first -- with cats, getting up to pee...
07-06-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,129
Posted By genejockey

Also, I'll have you know my diet is not full of...

Also, I'll have you know my diet is not full of 'artificial crap'. It's full of REAL crap! ;)
Forum: Touring
07-06-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,727
Posted By andrewclaus

I'm going to use this. Good saying. I don't know...

I'm going to use this. Good saying. I don't know how many times, on my long trips, I've run into people who say they'd take a long trip if they only had the time. My reply is you'll never have months...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,173
Posted By krakhaus

You show up to a club ride with no helmet, they...

You show up to a club ride with no helmet, they say you can't ride with them, but you do anyway, then you crash. I think you made their point quite well.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,173
Posted By colnago62

There is this thing called liability. Groups tend...

There is this thing called liability. Groups tend to try to reduce that as much as possible. Around here, if you showed up with no helmet to an organized ride without signing the waiver, you would be...
06-07-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By cb400bill

Rather than move this pointless thread to P&R, we...

Rather than move this pointless thread to P&R, we are just going to close it.
06-01-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,636
Posted By 10 Wheels

How far can you Spit?

How far can you Spit?
05-29-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,785
Posted By cyccommute

“Black and orange” patches describe almost every...

“Black and orange” patches describe almost every patch out there. Just because they are the same color doesn’t mean that they are all the same. Many of them...well, most of them...are just bit of...
05-29-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,785
Posted By freeranger

Another vote for Velox rim cloth tape. Also, use...

Another vote for Velox rim cloth tape. Also, use a cotton ball or used drier sheet to go around the rim--they will snag on anything and if there's something in the rim, you'll find it! I've found...
05-28-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,785
Posted By base2

My first thought is patch application. You are...

My first thought is patch application. You are abrading the tube & letting the vulcanizing compound ("glue") completely dry before applying the patch, right? Yes? Good.

Secondly, how much spoke is...
05-26-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,683
Posted By Noahma

Stick with me here. Are you sure its the chain?...

Stick with me here. Are you sure its the chain? Do you actually see it skipping?

The reason I ask this. I had an issue with my Trek Checkpoint where the pawls in the rear wheel hub were not...
05-26-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 948
Posted By Pop N Wood

I've sold all of 4 bicycles in my whole life, but...

I've sold all of 4 bicycles in my whole life, but the times I did I priced them to sell. Too much work dealing with people who never show up.
05-18-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 571
Posted By cxwrench

This thread should be in 'bicycle mechanics' not...

This thread should be in 'bicycle mechanics' not GD.
05-17-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,869
Posted By indyfabz

Not me. I spend my money on things that will do...

Not me. I spend my money on things that will do what I want them to do. Those racks alone have a replacement value of around $450. I doubt you will ever have this much enjoyment on a bike.

...
05-17-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,869
Posted By BlazingPedals

It looks like your standard department-store...

It looks like your standard department-store hybrid. I seriously doubt most of us here would classify it as 'lightweight,' but at least it doesn't have suspension to weigh it down even more. It's...
05-16-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,544
Posted By veganbikes

Keep in mind you aren't selling whatever you are...

Keep in mind you aren't selling whatever you are selling, you are selling yourself. If people like you and think you are honest and truthful and pleasing to be around they will want to buy. If you...
05-14-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,103
Posted By rsbob

As people age they tend to stiffen. We have all...

As people age they tend to stiffen. We have all see older men with a shuffling gate due to stiffness. I stretched before going on runs and have always done the same for cycling. At 66, I stretch...
05-14-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,060
Posted By fettsvenska

I would recommend posting this to the touring...

I would recommend posting this to the touring forum.
04-29-21, 04:44 AM
04-27-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,794
Posted By daoswald

A bike's quality isn't related to its number of...

A bike's quality isn't related to its number of gears. Single speed versus geared bikes fill different needs.

On a 100 mile road race, you'll find everyone is using geared road bikes, because...
04-27-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,794
Posted By bondaroo

There is no "better" type of bike without...

There is no "better" type of bike without context. The best bike is one that fits your needs, budget, and quality concerns.

For me, at my 50+ age and creaky knees, multiple speeds are better, and...
04-26-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,794
Posted By rsbob

Do you live in a flat or hilly/mountainous area? ...

Do you live in a flat or hilly/mountainous area? The question might answer itself.
04-15-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,184
Posted By nomadmax

I've come to the point in my life where I'm not...

I've come to the point in my life where I'm not really concerned where the "world" is headed. Much like when I was child, I just ride my bikes and have a good time. Someone else can worry for me.
04-11-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,790
Posted By Pratt

One bike? I'd keep my Bruce Gordon Rock and Road...

One bike? I'd keep my Bruce Gordon Rock and Road Tour. Here in Vermont, road means >50% unpaved.
But, even though you may love pizza, you might tire of it three meals a day, every day. Other...
04-06-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By Greiselman

"A Cyclist on the English Landscape" (NYTimes travel/photo feature)

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/05/travel/sussex-bicycle-portraits.html

Beautiful bit of photojournalism and storytelling (apologies if this is behind a paywall)
03-31-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,083
Posted By Retro Grouch

How fast do you ride now? Once you exceed...

How fast do you ride now?

Once you exceed about 15 MPH, aero drag surpasses all the other factors combined that are holding you back. If you want to become significantly faster, work on your...
03-30-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,046
Posted By Koyote

A 'good average speed' depends entirely on what...

A 'good average speed' depends entirely on what you are trying to accomplish.

If you just want to go for a spin and get some exercise, ride as fast as you feel like riding and have fun.
03-29-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,469
Posted By freeranger

My wife is petite. But at one point, she was...

My wife is petite. But at one point, she was gaining weight, and couldn't seem to lose it. She was eating "rabbit food", lots of salad, food high in fiber, was exercising, and nothing worked. Turned...
03-29-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,469
Posted By indyfabz

Yes. Cycling helped me lose 90 lbs. in nine...

Yes. Cycling helped me lose 90 lbs. in nine months.
But eating an entire pizza after a relatively tame ride probably won’t help with weight loss. See what I’m getting at?
03-29-21, 03:45 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,469
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Any exercise combined with the right diet can...

Any exercise combined with the right diet can help you lose weight. Question is how much exercise and what type of diet. There are plenty of internet articles on this.
03-29-21, 03:29 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,469
Posted By Outrider1

There's a formula for losing weight which is...

There's a formula for losing weight which is actually quite simple...eat less, move more.
03-29-21, 02:21 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,469
Posted By HTupolev

What is she doing besides riding? Typically if...

What is she doing besides riding? Typically if somebody wants to lose weight, eating patterns and/or diet need to be at the core of the strategy. This is because, if someone let's their body regulate...
03-26-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,296
Posted By freeranger

"Cutting edge technology?"

"Cutting edge technology?"
03-21-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,065
Posted By downtube42

Chevrons on road bike tire treads are 99.998%...

Chevrons on road bike tire treads are 99.998% marketing, with the remaining 0.002% being incorrect thinking.
03-18-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,088
Posted By cxwrench

Do the tap test. Do NOT pay any attention to...

Do the tap test. Do NOT pay any attention to posters saying it's fine after looking at crappy blurry photos. Carbon road bikes are designed to be ridden, not crashed into furniture w/ sharp edges....
03-18-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,808
Posted By CAT7RDR

PSA: Always cross RxR tracks at a perpendicular...

PSA: Always cross RxR tracks at a perpendicular angle.
03-17-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,088
Posted By Koyote

So, people are trying to help you, and ask for...

So, people are trying to help you, and ask for clearer pics...and you post pics in which the bed in the background is in sharp focus and the bike is blurry.

You're making this difficult.
03-17-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,402
Posted By woodcraft

Osprey has covered all the bases, IMO- copy them....

Osprey has covered all the bases, IMO- copy them.

I use Talon 22 for utility- mesh back panel is key, but pockets and helmet holder are nice.
03-17-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By crowbike

Emergency presta adapter

Most are probably aware of this hack:
https://antranik.org/how-to-make-a-presta-valve-adapter-in-a-few-seconds/
03-17-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,110
Posted By Barry2

Sorry... That is an open ended question and there...

Sorry... That is an open ended question and there are too many variables.

Age
Weight
Altitude
Training

Try THIS LINK (https://joefrielsblog.com/estimating-your-ftp/) for the calculation
03-17-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 598
Posted By downhillmaster

Are you not moving other valuable items and...

Are you not moving other valuable items and personal heirlooms?
What are you doing with them and why would the bikes be any different?
03-13-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 973
Posted By Aroyobob

Don't overthink it. Continue to ride your uncle's...

Don't overthink it. Continue to ride your uncle's bike as long as he'll let you. Don't compare yourself to the serious athletes on this forum and think you need to reach their level to "do it right"....
03-13-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 973
Posted By WhyFi

I understand that you were fishing for an...

I understand that you were fishing for an opportunity to be boastful, but that's neither helpful for nor putting a priority upon the needs of the OP, now is it?
03-13-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 973
Posted By _ForceD_

WHAT? Five-hundred miles a week is a ridiculous...

WHAT? Five-hundred miles a week is a ridiculous recommendation for this case. Yes, see a cardiologist. Yes begin slowly and increase sensibly. But you do NOT have to be able to ride 500 miles per...
03-09-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,161
Posted By surak

I'm going to write something crazy, especially...

I'm going to write something crazy, especially for Bike Forums: there's no reason to pit different types of riding behavior or riding that doesn't harm anybody against one another.
03-09-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,161
Posted By indyfabz

You lost me at “honest.”

You lost me at “honest.”
03-09-21, 05:48 AM
03-07-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,160
Posted By Retro Grouch

Once you exceed about 15 MPH aero drag exceeds...

Once you exceed about 15 MPH aero drag exceeds everything else all other drag sources combined. As your speed increases beyond 15 MPH the difference becomes progressively greater. If your objective...
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