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12-16-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,294
Posted By Viich

This is actually opposite to my experience. I...

This is actually opposite to my experience. I have bike commuted in Ottawa for 9 years. I've had exactly one encounter with someone that got heated, and that was 8 years ago (driver pulled right into...
12-13-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,048
Posted By KerryIrons

What is missing from this discussion is how...

What is missing from this discussion is how uneven the tension was before you took it to the shop. They might have really messed up the wheel or they might have done the best possible job with a...
12-12-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,877
Posted By mstateglfr

I have yet to miss a bike I've sold. I sold them...

I have yet to miss a bike I've sold. I sold them for a reason(s) and that reason(s) outweighed keeping the bike.
12-05-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 843
Posted By indyfabz

I buy what I want.

I buy what I want.
12-05-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,978
Posted By shelbyfv

I wouldn't go to any trouble to keep all bikes...

I wouldn't go to any trouble to keep all bikes the same speed. It's not difficult to keep a couple of spare chains around. A disadvantage to 10 speed is that if you need shifters you will be...
12-04-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,144
Posted By indyfabz

When it comes to tires, the trend is towards...

When it comes to tires, the trend is towards lower inflation.
11-25-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,746
Posted By Maelochs

Get a bike. Ride it. If you need training...

Get a bike. Ride it.

If you need training wheels, use them. If you need to lean against a building a pedal along a 3 mph, do it. If you need to paddle along with your feet on the ground and then...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,245
Posted By cyccommute

Alternate or just ride whichever one doesnít have...

Alternate or just ride whichever one doesnít have a flat. If you ride your mountain bike to work, try to find places where you can actually use it as a mountain bike. I often rode trails along my...
06-02-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,606
Posted By indyfabz

Shared this is Foo this morning. Nice clouds and...

Shared this is Foo this morning. Nice clouds and a cool sprinkle just before I tackled a hill that gets nasty near the top. Got poured on later in the day after I can down the other side and was...
05-30-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,606
Posted By indyfabz

How about some bike ride cloud photos? Rural...

How about some bike ride cloud photos?

Rural road in Montana. I could not hear any man-made sounds. Only the buzzing of insects and the rustling of the grasses in the wind.

Municipal campground...
05-30-21, 02:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,606
Posted By alo

Do you chase clouds?

When I am out cycling, and it is very hot, I sometimes sit at a shop, or under a tree, and wait for clouds before going further. When there are large clouds, this can be beneficial for not getting as...
04-08-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,663
Posted By Iride01

You should try tires out for yourself and see...

You should try tires out for yourself and see what they do for you. Run them at different PSI's and note your perceived effort and your actual ride metrics over the course of your experience with...
Forum: Touring
03-17-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 16,214
Posted By Doug64

If 32 mm tires were good in 2012 what made them...

If 32 mm tires were good in 2012 what made them undesirable in 2021?

I did a lot of touring on my Volpe with 28 mm tires, including a ride across the U. S. The 28 mm tires handled everything we...
Forum: Touring
03-11-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 15,336
Posted By Fuji1986

Where did my thread go? (Probably where rim-brake...

Where did my thread go? (Probably where rim-brake touring bikes went.)
Forum: Touring
03-04-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,233
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Setting up camp. Cooking something, eating...

Setting up camp. Cooking something, eating something, washing pans, clothes, sweaty body, sleeping, cooking something, eating something, washing and packing up camp. After a full day of pedaling,...
03-03-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,881
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Wait... So if the father from Orange Country...

Wait...

So if the father from Orange Country Choopers is rolling up to a stop sign controlled interstection but he ain't there yet and I'm about to ride through because ain't nobody presently...
02-28-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,201
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Heidelberg (Germany) going biycle-friendly

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/28/business/heidelberg-cars-environment.html

If you can't access the article by clicking on the link, you can
right-click on the link, save the file, read the...
02-23-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,687
Posted By indyfabz

Assuming the money up front as a lump sum cash...

Assuming the money up front as a lump sum cash payment, yes.

Once I got paid I would turn to the dark side and ride a trike.

P.S.: This thread is screaming for a poll.
02-17-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,048
Posted By afm199

I lived in Big Sur for years and still am in the...

I lived in Big Sur for years and still am in the area. They started working a while back. The reason these slides happen is almost always a plugged drain under the highway. The 36" culverts get...
02-11-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,048
Posted By mstateglfr

For reference, this is the issue. I guess you...

For reference, this is the issue.
I guess you can technically go around anything if you are willing to.
...
08-28-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,179
Posted By livedarklions

For some reason, I have your name on my bike. ...

For some reason, I have your name on my bike. Not sure how that happened.
07-31-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,159
Posted By subgrade

Just make sure you get a XC mountain bike, not a...

Just make sure you get a XC mountain bike, not a trail, enduro, or - god forbid - downhill; XC geometry is better suited for riding long distances on flatter terrain, they are considerably lighter,...
07-31-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,159
Posted By aclinjury

Mtb's have long wheelbase compared to roadies,...

Mtb's have long wheelbase compared to roadies, and a longer wheelbase means softer ride.
If you could get a hartail and put on SLICK high volume tires, that should be enough suspension without...
07-26-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,322
Posted By BobbyG

surak "The needs of the many (bikes), outweigh...

surak "The needs of the many (bikes), outweigh the needs of the few."...
06-05-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,999
Posted By jack pot

when im a pedestrian i want a bicyclist to let me...

when im a pedestrian i want a bicyclist to let me know he is coming up when he is 10+ ft away> @ speed it should be far enough away so as to allow the rider to avoid me ... any sound is ok (bells...
06-02-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,212
Posted By cb400bill

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/828x550/53b60ac1_83b9_4057_80c7_c62bd8c19122_1bf04392ae03b48bb21f309b65222e212135764d.jpeg
06-02-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,212
Posted By probe1957

If you are guilty, why not just pay the fine and...

If you are guilty, why not just pay the fine and move on?
05-30-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,024
Posted By Rogerogeroge

The OP has pretty well defined his needs and...

The OP has pretty well defined his needs and wants and most folks seem to question his desires, and even suggest gravel bikes and touring bikes.

OP - check out the Trek Domane. It's got some...
05-30-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,024
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, aero bikes are very most likely off the...

Yeah, aero bikes are very most likely off the table vis-a-vis fenders, because they’re predicated on tight tolerances to smooth and control airflow, but fenders require gaps to fit into.

The tip...
05-23-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By blakcloud

I strap it on top of my rear rack with a bungee...

I strap it on top of my rear rack with a bungee cord.
05-23-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,411
Posted By indyfabz

And donít leave the spent cartridge by the...

And donít leave the spent cartridge by the road/trail. We donít need another of those threads here.
05-06-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,668
Posted By TiHabanero

I want service now. Stop it!

After being out of the bike shop as a full timer for about a decade, and only working on Saturdays, I jumped back in as a full time wrench a week ago. Forgot how absolutely narcissistic some riders...
05-06-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,453
Posted By tkamd73

I tried to do that very recently, found the one...

I tried to do that very recently, found the one bike I hadnít ridden in 2 years, cleaned it up, got the serial number, and wrote the ad, editing the pics, I kinda fell in love with the bike again....
05-05-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 34,986
Posted By PDXCarless

1) We get the bulk of our groceries through a...

1) We get the bulk of our groceries through a delivery service (Imperfect Foods) but we lived for years without a car just getting what we needed a bit at a time on our bikes or walking. My wife and...
05-02-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,017
Posted By Ross520

Is that supposed to be a joke? Mass transit means...

Is that supposed to be a joke? Mass transit means LESS vehicles on the road.
04-27-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,879
Posted By adamrice

Funny how the OP just threw a molotov cocktail...

Funny how the OP just threw a molotov cocktail into the room and hasn't been back since. One might imagine his only goal was to get people bickering.
04-26-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,632
Posted By Wildwood

6'1" 58cm - 62. ...

6'1" 58cm - 62.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1342/dsc01082_2__afa231a97485f40ab60df2a1659640e3c5fd3fd3.jpg
58X57 is (generally) about as small as i'm comfortable -...
Forum: Touring
04-26-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4,794
Views: 2,570,843
Posted By hfbill

This year's revision of my 94 Trek 520

I'm a tinkerer at heart, so every year, (like many of us I imagine) I have to make little updates and changes to my bike. This year I incorporated a 12v electrical system for all my LED lighting,...
04-26-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,186
Posted By Trakhak

The term "mechanical failure" implies a failure...

The term "mechanical failure" implies a failure that resulted from a defect in a part. That's not what happened in your example. You rode the bike until the drive train consumables (chain, sprockets,...
04-25-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 993
Posted By KenCT

Finally back outside today after a month due to...

Finally back outside today after a month due to isolation, weather and other issues. I've been riding Zwift a lot. Did a 30 mile loop through some neighboring towns, great to be back on the road...
04-25-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,165
Posted By nomadmax

Don't pass up the chance to do something you...

Don't pass up the chance to do something you desire only to fall in the bathtub and break your neck; nobody gets out of this thing unscathed. I ache every day from hitting the pavement in bike races...
Forum: Touring
04-23-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,387
Posted By elcruxio

I would like to emphasize the OP's emphasis on...

I would like to emphasize the OP's emphasis on the fact that he has already tried a lot of different variations of saddle and bar position to no avail.

That in on itself is the main reason I...
04-22-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 13,912
Posted By JohnDThompson

Sometimes: ...

Sometimes:

http://www.os2.dhs.org/~john/july-4.jpg
04-21-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,879
Posted By fishboat

Gee..here's a topic that hasn't been flogged to...

Gee..here's a topic that hasn't been flogged to death in the last day or so...though flogged endlessly, countless times before.

Gotta call "troll" on this one.
04-20-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,563
Posted By sdmc530

Chip Foose Bicycle Collection

Found this last night on YouTube, thought it was cool. I didn't know he was into bikes.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLYt4uvtlzM
04-19-20, 02:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,495
Posted By southpier

when you possessions own you . . . .

when you possessions own you . . . .
04-18-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 976
Posted By robertj298

I did it!!!!!!

With a lot of help on here I was able to replace, clean and re grease bottom bracket, wheel hubs and headset bearings.
A total of 104 bearings.Whats even more amazing is everything works like it was...
04-18-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,423
Posted By prairiepedaler

Interesting Handlebar Ornament

From the streets of Japan.

Bike fully equipped with Shimano Crane gruppo.

...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 15,670
Views: 12,259,479
Posted By ascherer

I'm pretty much done with this for now save for...

I'm pretty much done with this for now save for some proper front lighting even though I don't often ride at night - chicken, or egg? Anyway, I'm sure something will change as I tend to tinker with...
04-17-20, 02:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,065
Posted By Welshboy

But you may have to drill the valve hole to suit...

But you may have to drill the valve hole to suit the fatter Schrader valve.
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