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07-20-21, 02:06 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 4,714
Posted By PrettyCurious

I'm 60 and I still work 50 hrs a week. I never...

I'm 60 and I still work 50 hrs a week.
I never gave ebikes a thought until I saw an ad for one. I had planned on getting my bike out this summer. 16 years ago, I married a non rider. He golfs. we...
07-16-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 4,714
Posted By eatontkd

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Easy fix for traveling...
06-28-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 4,714
Posted By OldRailfan

Just have to pick up the pace.:) It's either that...

Just have to pick up the pace.:) It's either that or get used to it.:roflmao2:
06-28-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 4,714
Posted By Rider51

I used to be anti e-bike, for all the same...

I used to be anti e-bike, for all the same reasons as everyone else. Then, I got a job in a bike shop during the pandemic, and decided to open my eyes. E-bikes weren't what I thought, and when I...
Forum: Touring
06-22-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,024
Posted By billridesbikes

Use a site like RidewithGPS or cycle.travel, map...

Use a site like RidewithGPS or cycle.travel, map your route, and print the maps and cue sheets?
06-19-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 4,714
Posted By CliffordK

So, does your E-Bike cruise at about 20 MPH.... ...

So, does your E-Bike cruise at about 20 MPH.... so your wife can holler back to you... "Hurry Up Sweetie"...

I could imagine you'll get a good workout.
06-04-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,315
Posted By jccaclimber

Make sure the housing end is not stuck to the...

Make sure the housing end is not stuck to the barrel adjuster and rotating with it.
06-04-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,315
Posted By joejack951

Low-level components usually means 6-7 speed...

Low-level components usually means 6-7 speed stuff which is very forgiving. But, it also usually means the bikes are beat to hell: bent derailleur hangers, corroded cables, housing, and cable stops,...
05-30-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By canklecat

Technically Memorial Day is for those active duty...

Technically Memorial Day is for those active duty folks who died in wartime. Veterans Day is for the rest of us.

Nitpicking, I know, but I'm uncomfortable with celebrating on Memorial Day, as I am...
05-07-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By urbanknight

I believe the conventional wisdom is that if you...

I believe the conventional wisdom is that if you have a worn cassette, it will have worn your chain as well. If you're changing a perfectly good cassette just to get different gearing, that's not the...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,148
Posted By cyccommute

I use a Week-at-a-Glance pocket calendar. I...

I use a Week-at-a-Glance pocket calendar. I record distance, time, average speed, and bicycle identity (Ive had as many as 13 bikes but currently only have 8). At the end of the year, I put the...
02-27-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,058
Posted By sweeks

True, but the cassette in question appears to...

True, but the cassette in question appears to have gone 3,000 miles in the back of a van! :innocent:
Forum: Commuting
02-22-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,148
Posted By pdlamb

+1 I've found a chain checker is...

+1



I've found a chain checker is useful as an early warning system. [Insert rant about old age and bifocals here.]



Time of the year. It's February. Within a month, half of the people...
Forum: Touring
02-03-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,077
Posted By skookum

Wait until you get vaccinated. The risk from...

Wait until you get vaccinated. The risk from staying in hotels is low. Maybe stay away from trains if it bothers you.
Forum: Touring
02-03-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,077
Posted By Ghazmh

I’m planning a 5 day 4 night credit card tour to...

I’m planning a 5 day 4 night credit card tour to Portland Me in May. I’m really hoping I can do it! I have a few other weekend overnight trips in the works for 2021. If I had the means I’d do a multi...
Forum: Touring
01-08-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,010
Posted By Doug64

Words of Wisdom

As my wife and I were riding along the beautiful Main River Route in Central Germany an older couple passed us. They were typical of many European bike tourists; gray haired, dressed in street...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,837
Posted By sweeks

The benefits may seem dubious to *you*, but many...

The benefits may seem dubious to *you*, but many cyclists don't feel safe in traffic without a mirror. I am one of these.
It should be noted that there is very little information available about the...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,837
Posted By hsuBM

Agreed 100%. Itd be only slightly different...

Agreed 100%.

Itd be only slightly different if people took driving seriously instead of it just being one of those things like eating, pooping, or working which they casually do while doing super...
09-12-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,132
Posted By wooljersey

It's just a bike!

It's just a bike. In fact it's just the latest in a long line of bikes I have owned and while this one is the most technologically advanced (titanium frame, S&S couplers, electronic shifting, 1x12...
09-09-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,787
Posted By rydabent

Since when is fast the holy grail. There are...

Since when is fast the holy grail. There are other facets to cycling.
09-09-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,787
Posted By BobbyG

You're getting old when you think someone is 20,...

You're getting old when you think someone is 20, but they're actually 40. And since when did they let 12 year olds grow beards?
09-09-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,787
Posted By MntnMan62

I get passed all the time. Often they are on...

I get passed all the time. Often they are on mountain bikes (I ride a 19 pound 2001 vintage Motobecane Sprintour road bike). Admittedly they are often much younger than me as well. What is...
Forum: Northeast
08-30-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,893
Posted By UniChris

It's on the north side and across a substantial...

It's on the north side and across a substantial guard rail from the highway and the grade is reasonable though I felt a bit unsettled the whole way. I forgot exactly where the New London side...
07-21-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By berner

Love Irish humor which can have a serious bite....

Love Irish humor which can have a serious bite. this story was told by Frank MacCourt who wrote the best seller, Angela's Ashes.

Old Murphy, after working many years in the mines finally came down...
07-20-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By gios

A wife asks her husband - Could you please go...

A wife asks her husband - Could you please go shopping for me and buy one carton of milk, and if they have eggs, get 6.

A short time later the husband comes back with 6 cartons of milk. The wife...
03-29-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,035
Posted By gregf83

There's also a good chance the offensive cyclist...

There's also a good chance the offensive cyclist was mentally challenged in some way. Better to let these things slide than go around punching everyone in the nose.
03-26-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,171
Posted By SethAZ

I'd say you're looking at something like a gravel...

I'd say you're looking at something like a gravel bike. Which is to say, more or less a road bike but with some slight differences people think are important enough to invent an entirely new class...
Forum: Touring
02-24-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,426
Posted By skidder

Lots of variables to it. I'd book a room in...

Lots of variables to it. I'd book a room in advance if it was tourist season in the area, on the first night of my trip (I usually go someplace by train/plane then cycle back), at hostels (some get...
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