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09-14-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,225
Posted By MinnMan

I pump up the tires before *most* rides, but not...

I pump up the tires before *most* rides, but not all.

Depends on the ride, the bike, the time since.I last rode it, etc.

Lots of experience indicates that if I rode the bike yesterday and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,085
Posted By TMonk

There needs to be a universal standard for road...

There needs to be a universal standard for road tubeless given the tighter tolerances that are required vs MTB. I've done tubeless MTB for a long time.

Recently purchased some Bonty Aeolus TLR 3's...
08-25-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,409
Posted By indyfabz

Define “serious riders.”

Define “serious riders.”
08-23-21, 01:54 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,353
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Wow... nobody... just me? Okay... Stiffness to...

Wow... nobody... just me? Okay...
Stiffness to a degree does matter. Though how loose versus stiff some things are, is marginal, like most cranks, unless the force exerted on a crank makes it flex,...
08-22-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,353
Posted By ShannonM

Stiffness Does Not Matter

There's a meme (in the original sense of the word, a unit of cultural heredity, not the modern stupid-picture-of-a-cat-with-a-stupid-saying-in-white-letters sense,) that has been replicating in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,943
Posted By popeye

The longer you wait the better your knowledge...

The longer you wait the better your knowledge will be making a decision. You can swap gears but it never gets easier, you just get faster and the hills steeper. You get out of it what you put into...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,943
Posted By delbiker1

You state you just started cycling and went on a...

You state you just started cycling and went on a first ride. Of course you struggle to get up a hill! Keep riding and gradually pick up the distance and/or intensity. Upgrade yourself first. At this...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,906
Posted By BHG6

If you truly are that concerned about protecting...

If you truly are that concerned about protecting others from the virus then the vaccination status of those around you should be of no concern. Honestly, you have no idea who around you is actively...
08-06-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,910
Posted By Paul Barnard

I also experience zen like moments where I am in...

I also experience zen like moments where I am in perfect harmony with the world around me. It's more of a spiritual kind of feeling though and has no performance component. It's not an "I own this...
08-06-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,910
Posted By Iride01

No, I've seen pictures of myself on a bike.

No, I've seen pictures of myself on a bike.
08-06-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,910
Posted By PeteHski

While I sometimes get that feeling you describe,...

While I sometimes get that feeling you describe, I certainly wouldn’t call it “sexy”. Well for me anyway, they are quite different feelings!

Perhaps I would call it “euphoric”
08-06-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,910
Posted By Koyote

This thread is gonna be epic.

This thread is gonna be epic.
08-06-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,739
Posted By Riveting

I prefer to flat when I'm near something to sit...

I prefer to flat when I'm near something to sit on while doing the repair. Grass, bench, large rock, give me something...anything other than squatting and squeezing the blood out of the legs.
...
08-05-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,405
Posted By Rolla

Then you should do that. I would try...

Then you should do that.



I would try to figure out why it matters what a bunch of randos think about what I do with my possessions. Then I'd sell it.
07-28-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,595
Posted By MattTheHat

There is a difference between a $500 bike and a...

There is a difference between a $500 bike and a $2000 bike. The thing is, unless you get in to cycling in a big way, you may never appreciate the difference. In general, the more expensive a bike...
07-28-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,595
Posted By genejockey

Craigslist, or Facebook Marketplace, are full of...

Craigslist, or Facebook Marketplace, are full of bikes from Walmart Specials to high end bikes. My personal feeling is that if a bike was really good when it was new 10 year ago, and it's in good...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,575
Posted By MidTNBrad

Go with red. It's neither black nor white and...

Go with red. It's neither black nor white and everyone knows that red shoes are the fastest.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,575
Posted By iReadBlitz

Ridiculous. I've heard of this but it didn't sway...

Ridiculous. I've heard of this but it didn't sway me away from buying white shoes. I just got back into cycling after a 10 year absence and I am, lets just say, not a stud by any means.
If while I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9,930
Views: 132,882
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Plenty else to celebrate Monday it seems: ...

Plenty else to celebrate Monday it seems:

July 2nd Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History1881At the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station in Washington, D.C., Charles J. Guiteau shoots...
06-29-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 8,836
Posted By Rolla

Many of the features on that 1978 steel road bike...

Many of the features on that 1978 steel road bike were once "innovations" designed for a "competitive edge," and there was some skeptic waxing nostalgic about how his 1935 ballooner was just as good....
06-28-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,535
Posted By _ForceD_

Well, there was a contentious presidential...

Well, there was a contentious presidential election, then there was a pandemic, followed by another
contentious presidential election. Also there was some civil strife, and an insurrection in...
06-24-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,003
Posted By livedarklions

Have you ever seen a commie drink a glass of...

Have you ever seen a commie drink a glass of water?

Have you ever seen a commie drink a glass of water?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 11,115
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.
06-18-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,311
Posted By mstateglfr

Thats quite the assumption you make. You...

Thats quite the assumption you make.

You have no idea if people make a conscious decision to put their bike in the shop rather than try to fix it. You have no idea if people think 'maybe I could...
06-18-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,738
Posted By gearbasher

What's happening with tradition?

I like tradition and I'm anal about it. In this particular case, it has to do with wheels reading from the right. I always build my wheels so the rims read from the right. Unless they are decaled...
06-16-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,264
Posted By Bmach

I prefer to wear mine under the straps. Don’t...

I prefer to wear mine under the straps. Don’t care what others think.
06-08-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,387
Posted By gthomson

Used bike price police

Can anyone give me the number of the used bike price police because there are so many people out there committing a crime with some of the prices they are trying to get for their dilapidated old...
06-08-21, 02:53 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,745
Posted By Germany_chris

Aero tech is my go to also, I like their...

Aero tech is my go to also, I like their knickers/capris nice and stretchy and a great commuting wear. I don't own many sets of padded shorts in essence 2 summer jerseys and bibs and two winter bib's...
05-19-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 9,127
Posted By AlmostTrick

Looks like more hassle and mess than it's worth...

Looks like more hassle and mess than it's worth to me. I've no issue with tubes. It sounds like you don't either.
05-19-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 9,127
Posted By terrymorse

The added expense, the difficulty mounting, the...

The added expense, the difficulty mounting, the difficulty seating the bead, the mess of sealant, the clown circus of trying to repair a puncture roadside.

Sounds great!
05-19-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 9,127
Posted By Bald Paul

To me, renewing the sealer every six months as...

To me, renewing the sealer every six months as recommended, and then de-mounting the tires once a year to remove all the old dried out sealant (again, recommended) just wasn't worth it. My riding...
05-13-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,062
Posted By dmanthree

Some of these imbeciles make no attempt to shade...

Some of these imbeciles make no attempt to shade over to share the lane. Those are the ones I'd like to use the "Ben Hur Slicer" on.
05-13-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,062
Posted By work4bike

I don't ride on MUPs mostly because of the other...

I don't ride on MUPs mostly because of the other users and their idiotic, unsafe behavior. However, every once in a while I have to deal with a clueless pedestrian. The other day I see a guy start to...
05-06-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 25,127
Posted By pdlamb

Is your point that some people dress differently...

Is your point that some people dress differently than you, or that they ride faster than you do?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,913
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Second oldest catchphrase in cycling: "to get...

Second oldest catchphrase in cycling: "to get good at hills, ride hills"
04-16-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,596
Posted By robertj298

Why are bicycle tires so expensive?

I good bicycle tires is almost as expensive as a car tire while using a small
fraction of the rubber used in a car tire.
04-15-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,152
Posted By iab

$9 is highway robbery? I'll get far more...

$9 is highway robbery?

I'll get far more satisfaction from spending $9 at the LBS than I will get from spending $9 at the McDonalds, gas station, Comcast, electric company, Home Depot, Walgreens,...
04-13-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,470
Posted By rsbob

Did You Get a Bike Fit?

Have you had a professional bike fit and if you did, was it beneficial?
03-30-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,578
Posted By trailangel

I just did. If you don't want to answer... then...

I just did. If you don't want to answer... then don't.
03-30-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,578
Posted By Mark Dominck

average one hour ride mph

I try to ride for one hour each day for exercise, on moderate ups and downs terrain I average between 12 and 14mph. Sometimes I'll ride for 2hrs or 3hrs but my average speed is always around 12 to...
03-30-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,578
Posted By trailangel

Nobody wants to answer, because we might be slow....

Nobody wants to answer, because we might be slow. When I was 20 my neighbor and I would do a 40 miler 3 times a week, in 2 hours. Now..... with all this technology...even though my top speed is over...
03-26-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,798
Posted By Iride01

I can just imagine us tuber's sitting on the side...

I can just imagine us tuber's sitting on the side of the road while the tubeless crowd thumb their nose as they go by. <grin>
03-24-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,846
Posted By UniChris

My own experience with department store bikes has...

My own experience with department store bikes has indeed not been bad - the one I had in college in after, and the used one I picked up recently for a relative.

But I don't discount the reports of...
03-24-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,846
Posted By UniChris

The Need for Basic Bikes

Streetsblog surprised me today by having an article which highlights a real issue without bending it all out of shape: How the ‘Budget-Bike Trap’ Creates Inequality...
03-23-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,463
Posted By Barry2

I'll take a stab at explaining why you wont find...

I'll take a stab at explaining why you wont find a fix here at Bike Forums for this particular question.

When a bike takes an impact to the front, a few of things can happen, and the're all bad.
...
03-22-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,463
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

Sounds like the bike is just fine, in your...

Sounds like the bike is just fine, in your opinion. Whatever you do, though, don't try to deflect attention from the destroyed bike by having a quick affair with your dad's wife! Make good...
03-22-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,463
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

Frame/fork is/are bent. Bike is probably not safe...

Frame/fork is/are bent. Bike is probably not safe to ride. The frame, fork legs, steerer tube (or all of them!) could be cracked from the impact. Were you wearing a helmet? Could be the bump on your...
03-22-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,042
Posted By Jan Feetz

Please don't wear head phones or ear buds while...

Please don't wear head phones or ear buds while you ride because you won't hear me yelling "on your left!" as I pass you. Thank you....
03-22-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,042
Posted By MarcusT

So, you do not agree with the freedom to listen...

So, you do not agree with the freedom to listen to music as I ride by you?
Or what?
03-22-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,042
Posted By stephr1

I prefer riding without music, wired or wireless....

I prefer riding without music, wired or wireless. I want to hear the sounds of nature all around me: wind across my ears, birds chirping a morning greeting, the rush of water thru the creek as I pass...
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