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Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,315
Posted By genejockey

Honestly, if someone did that to me, I'd assume...

Honestly, if someone did that to me, I'd assume there was something amiss with my wheel, and I'd probably stop pedaling and wobble all over hell trying to see what you were talking about, because...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,315
Posted By cxwrench

Yelling 'wheel' is stupid. I've NEVER heard...

Yelling 'wheel' is stupid. I've NEVER heard anyone do that. Not a single time. I guess if you know the person yelling 'accelerate' isn't quite as stupid but if you did that to me you'd get 'f**k off...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,315
Posted By cyclezen

DItto... what does that mean ? I mean, it means...

DItto... what does that mean ? I mean, it means nothing to me. If someone rides my wheel, then they need to stay alert and ride appropriately. I'm gonna keep doin my ride, as I want and have...
09-20-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,806
Posted By tomato coupe

I don't compete with known cheaters.

I don't compete with known cheaters.
09-16-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,806
Posted By wolfchild

This has nothing to do with any virtue...

This has nothing to do with any virtue signalling...I just don't need electronic software to motivate me to go for a bike ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,315
Posted By Reflector Guy

Or gradually slow down until he gets impatient...

Or gradually slow down until he gets impatient and decides to pass you.
09-08-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,444
Posted By Iride01

Try to buy and expensive bike without all the...

Try to buy and expensive bike without all the high end stuff. You'll never do it.

Nor will you see a bike with Shimano Tourney in any of the Grand Tours.

So buy what you can afford and don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,105
Posted By big john

We used their maps to go cross country. Great...

We used their maps to go cross country. Great resource and they show things from a cyclist's perspective. Plus, you will meet other cyclists on the route.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,105
Posted By randallr

Adventure cycling dot org has maps of cross...

Adventure cycling dot org has maps of cross country routes out west that avoid interstates.
08-03-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 12,254
Posted By onyerleft

I think one of the great tragedies of modern...

I think one of the great tragedies of modern bikes is the disappearance of triple's. I keep thinking that with modern 12 speed clusters, triples would give you so many gears that you couldn't help...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,479
Posted By datlas

Personally, I don't feel truly "one" with the...

Personally, I don't feel truly "one" with the bike unless I am clipped in.

That said, it's a personal preference issue and you may want to try flats, toe clips (with and without straps) as well...
07-22-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,033
Posted By RustyJames

2 days ago I grabbed 2 bikes just because they...

2 days ago I grabbed 2 bikes just because they were interesting AND they were free!

Anyone want matching his/hers Sears and Roebuck’s 3 speeds made in Austria? Anyone!!??
07-14-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,713
Posted By Milton Keynes

There, fixed that for you.

There, fixed that for you.
07-13-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,713
Posted By urbanknight

Just looked up the statute of limitations. I'm...

Just looked up the statute of limitations. I'm good :innocent:
07-12-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,713
Posted By urbanknight

I hadn't even considered that it might have been...

I hadn't even considered that it might have been asleep when I encountered a rattler on the trail that didn't move when I approached on mountain bike. Usually they feel the vibration of 200lb coming...
06-28-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 25,274
Posted By tomato coupe

Who would have thought that this thread could go...

Who would have thought that this thread could go downhill from where it started?
06-28-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 25,274
Posted By ksryder

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06-27-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 25,274
Posted By rydabent

After a nice leasurely ride over to the pie and...

After a nice leasurely ride over to the pie and ice cream shop, I take my time setting in the shade eat a nice piece of apple pie heaped with ice cream, on my comfortable trike seat. I was in no...
06-15-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,388
Posted By CheGiantForLife

How screwed up the bike shop business has become,

Had to buy a used part and install it myself. Makes me realize how screwed up the bike shop business has become, especially combined with the fuggled economics of the TechLand area. All of the good...
06-11-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,534
Posted By tcs

Good, because it started happening several years...

Good, because it started happening several years ago. A couple of chains & lots of independents these days. Prep & set-up of internet purchased bikes is a steady business for them.

...
06-11-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,534
Posted By indyfabz

There is a guy in my area who sets up his mobile...

There is a guy in my area who sets up his mobile maintenance vehicle in popular locations and publicizes his schedule on social media. Not sure if he does house calls. Just finding a place to park in...
06-11-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,534
Posted By Gresp15C

For the wrench, it's a tradeoff between that...

For the wrench, it's a tradeoff between that cost, and paying the rent. If they already own most of the commonplace tools, and a functioning vehicle, then at the very least their up front investment...
06-06-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,772
Posted By wolfchild

What's wrong with wearing baggy cargo shorts on a...

What's wrong with wearing baggy cargo shorts on a road bike ??
06-03-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,212
Posted By Eric F

The best ways to get better at climbing...lose...

The best ways to get better at climbing...lose weight and climb more. Also, teaching the body to suffer at/near threshold effort level for extended periods takes time.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,186
Posted By cbuddy2005

I ride SPD with mountain bike shoes so I can walk...

I ride SPD with mountain bike shoes so I can walk around
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,393
Posted By Eric F

No. It's because they've found that 25s are...

No. It's because they've found that 25s are actually faster.
05-17-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,660
Posted By afm199

I grew up in various places, dad was in the army....

I grew up in various places, dad was in the army. The photo is taken at Fort Sam Houston, Texas in the early fifties. I rode everywhere, as far as I could. After Fort Sam we moved to Silver Spring,...
05-11-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 25,274
Posted By Eric F

Thankfully, my deer encounters were while I was...

Thankfully, my deer encounters were while I was going uphill.
03-26-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By DaveSSS

Install a new chain now and hope that you don't...

Install a new chain now and hope that you don't get new-chain skip on one or more of the most worn sprockets, when pedaling with a high torque, like most out of the saddle pedaling. If you get some...
03-26-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By pdlamb

If you notice wear by any other method than...

If you notice wear by any other method than measurement, it's time to start shopping for a chain and a cassette. And possibly chainrings.

FWIW (which isn't much), I tend to wear out chains...
03-26-21, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By shelbyfv

Measure your chain and replace when needed. You...

Measure your chain and replace when needed. You cannot judge wear on the cassette by sight. Replace the cassette when it doesn't work with a new chain. All you need to know. Mileage of others is...
03-17-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,329
Posted By Bmach

I seem to ride better when temps are upper 80s...

I seem to ride better when temps are upper 80s and above. I have never not gone for a ride because of high temps but I have for cold temps.
03-16-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,329
Posted By mackgoo

80

80
02-04-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 12,254
Posted By DMC707

Wow - its been a few days since i checked in --...

Wow - its been a few days since i checked in -- there is a lot of triple chainring eye candy for me to scroll through when i get some time to rest tonight !

I will post up some pics of my "score"...
01-26-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,765
Posted By pdxsforider

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NOPE it just seems longer- CHEERS!
01-13-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,498
Posted By Bigbus

Flash during the day and at dusk while steady at...

Flash during the day and at dusk while steady at night both front and rear. 100 lumen tail light minimum and 400 lumen headlight. I also have the red blinking light on my helmet from the web cam and...
01-11-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,442
Posted By thumpism

I'd be very concerned about my stuff in an...

I'd be very concerned about my stuff in an offsite rented garage.
01-05-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,442
Posted By Dfrost

Wife-to-be and I met literally in the middle of...

Wife-to-be and I met literally in the middle of the 200-mile Seattle-to-Portland ride in 1993, then became good friends training for a one-day version of the STP in ‘96. We starting dating later that...
12-22-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,159
Posted By big chainring

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12-21-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,756
Posted By Stan Heinricher

I ride an old steel frame, and I'm pretty old...

I ride an old steel frame, and I'm pretty old myself (70), so I spend my cruising time (48x20 on flat roads) enjoying the fresh air of the Atlantic Ocean and the thought, as I ride, of having seen my...
12-15-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,756
Posted By aplcr0331

I'm super competitive when the other person is...

I'm super competitive when the other person is competing. Otherwise I could run up and cold-cock some dude and exclaim how tough I am. That's exactly what chasing down some grannie on her e-bike...
12-15-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,596
Posted By Kapusta

How to avoid being drafted...... Bone spurs?

How to avoid being drafted......

Bone spurs?
12-14-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,532
Posted By since6

But the coolest thing to me about the vintage...

But the coolest thing to me about the vintage bike are those moments, often in autumn. You've miss judged when the rain was going to come and it's catching you on that last ten miles of the ride. The...
12-14-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,069
Posted By sunburst

I had a very nice blue "two speed kickback" that...

I had a very nice blue "two speed kickback" that my dad got at a police auction for me.
12-08-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,069
Posted By Bianchi84

Around 1969, when I was a kid in Brooklyn, I had...

Around 1969, when I was a kid in Brooklyn, I had a coaster brake Rollfast with the banana seat and stingray-type bars. Later (much later) in life, I had a Schwinn Pea Picker Krate bike with the 16"...
12-04-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,784
Posted By fishboat

+1 I blew by 60 a while ago, and I own a few...

+1

I blew by 60 a while ago, and I own a few Lemond steel bikes(one Ti), but I do fine under my own power and need the exercise.

The only way to keep moving is to keep moving.
12-03-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,784
Posted By Koyote

eBike? I'm out. I may be pushing 60, but I...

eBike? I'm out.

I may be pushing 60, but I have some pride.
11-25-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,902
Posted By Jumpski

Road bike- 50/34, 11/40 Yes, 11/40 cassette on...

Road bike- 50/34, 11/40
Yes, 11/40 cassette on a road bike:). I live in Thailand.
11-09-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 12,834
Posted By Cougrrcj

Boy Scout motto -- BE PREPARED! And yes, I was...

Boy Scout motto -- BE PREPARED!
And yes, I was a Boy Scout - even made Eagle in 1973... Back when people were responsible for their own actions (or preparedness, apparently )

/thread.
10-28-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,226
Posted By GlennR

Since the Long Island Railroad runs east/west...

Since the Long Island Railroad runs east/west along the south shore and north shore, I keep a LIRR bike permit in my saddle bag.

So far i've only had 1 breakdown that I could not ride home from...
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