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09-13-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,898
Posted By BobbyG

777funk In photography (before the ever-present...

777funk In photography (before the ever-present smartphone camera) they used to have a couple of sayings: "The best camera is the one at hand." and "F/8 and be there!" The spirit of these adages can...
09-12-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,766
Posted By pepperbelly

Ok. I think I have it now. Ankle or knee...

Ok. I think I have it now.
Ankle or knee length socks that do or don’t match.
Flat pedal.
Clothing optional???
09-11-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,766
Posted By fujidon

Shirley, you jest.

Shirley, you jest.
09-01-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 442
Posted By 70sSanO

Always thought a 1x3 would be cool if you could...

Always thought a 1x3 would be cool if you could set the RD limit screws that close. 38t/40t chainring with a 13-21-30.

John
09-01-21, 02:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,650
Posted By wolfchild

My strategy for climbing hills is to stand up on...

My strategy for climbing hills is to stand up on the pedals and muscle my way up, never had any knee problems yet..
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,671
Posted By zandoval

There have been times I am starting a ride the...

There have been times I am starting a ride the bike is feeling good, and the air is fresh, and my vision is clear, and my bike sounds fast, and... RATS! Gotta go back and get my helmet...
08-31-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,018
Posted By chaadster

…except at the velodrome. ;)

…except at the velodrome. ;)
08-29-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3,130
Views: 216,068
Posted By kahn

Best wishes for a speedy and reduced pain...

Best wishes for a speedy and reduced pain recovery.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 758
Posted By zandoval

I understand your plight. I have lost a wallet,...

I understand your plight. I have lost a wallet, and other small Items from Jersey pockets. So now I keep things in a flat pouch around my waist. The pouch is really more like a money belt that lays...
08-28-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3,130
Views: 216,068
Posted By BHG6

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-27-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 527
Posted By Flatforkcrown

freewheel only. Also, only work with vucanized...

freewheel only. Also, only work with vucanized tires.
08-27-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,014
Posted By Koyote

The real question is: How do we deal with the...

The real question is: How do we deal with the sheer boredom of reading CheGiantForLife 's endless threads?
08-26-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 527
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Limitations in technology only allowed me to make...

Limitations in technology only allowed me to make a four Spock wheel.

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By mstateglfr

Faster? Sure. Much faster? Nah.

Faster? Sure.
Much faster? Nah.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,049
Posted By Kimmo

Yep, it's pretty sweet to make it all sing. Of...

Yep, it's pretty sweet to make it all sing. Of course, that all comes crashing down the moment it starts making a noise you can't find.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,049
Posted By Symox

Life is good when your bike is tuned up

I've been on a bit of a bicycle tune up tear. I've learned how to change cables, grip tape, use grease judiciously, use fiber grip, build and true wheels, adjust shifters, install and align...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,208
Posted By 10 Wheels

I carry 3 to 5 spare tubes. Always patch at home.

I carry 3 to 5 spare tubes. Always patch at home.
08-19-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Posted By nlerner

Wait, you’re supposed to wash your car? I thought...

Wait, you’re supposed to wash your car? I thought that’s what rain was for.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By Phil_gretz

Why would you re-use any cables? Cabling is a...

Why would you re-use any cables? Cabling is a consumable item. When you begin your conversion of the LeTour, you just buy a set of good, lined housing (spiral for brakes, compressionless for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-21, 03:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,524
Posted By GhostRider62

Mount Washington hill climb in 2 weeks is darned...

Mount Washington hill climb in 2 weeks is darned steep at 12% average. Mortirolo averages 11%. I can't recall any climb in the Alps exceeding 14% and most average under 10%, at least from memory. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,590
Posted By indyfabz

:popcorn:popcorn Help yourselves.

:popcorn:popcorn

Help yourselves.
08-06-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,945
Posted By tomato coupe

She's a vegan, isn't she?

She's a vegan, isn't she?
08-06-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,945
Posted By Koyote

This thread is gonna be epic.

This thread is gonna be epic.
08-03-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 7,783
Posted By livedarklions

I'm old enough that I associate "FTP" to staring...

I'm old enough that I associate "FTP" to staring at my computer waiting an hour for it to download 1 megabyte through a dial up modem.
08-02-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,050
Posted By SurferRosa

I tuck my laces into my shoe(s).

I tuck my laces into my shoe(s).
08-01-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,396
Posted By wolfchild

Cut it up and toss it in the garbage, that's...

Cut it up and toss it in the garbage, that's where carbon belongs.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By Andy Somnifac

Get a chain checker. Use chain checker. Replace...

Get a chain checker. Use chain checker. Replace chain when checker says the chain is worn.
Cassette will be replaced far less regularly than the chain. How often depends on how often you replace...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,479
Posted By Reflector Guy

No foot retention here, but I do wear a shirt...

No foot retention here, but I do wear a shirt...
07-26-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,787
Posted By genejockey

Lorem ipsum....

Lorem ipsum....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,657
Posted By Sy Reene

IKR. The process sounds so simple that's it a no...

IKR. The process sounds so simple that's it a no brainer. :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,244
Posted By MinnMan

Yes to a trainer. As above, riding outside...

Yes to a trainer.

As above, riding outside in the winter IS an option in the midwest. If you have the right gear, some of the most glorious rides you'll ever take can be on a crisp snowy winter...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 04:03 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,643
Posted By Badger6

I think we should separate two things. Emergency...

I think we should separate two things. Emergency braking (max braking) and normal braking.

There are a few folks here that keep banging on about emergency braking, which is a very specific...
07-19-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By seypat

You also need a strong core so you're not relying...

You also need a strong core so you're not relying too much on your arms to hold you up.
07-16-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By spelger

there are folks asking about taking a poop before...

there are folks asking about taking a poop before a ride. This is weird to me but tame in comparison.
07-15-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,795
Posted By Barry2

Coffee works

It’d be a shame to lock this thread..
I haven’t laughed this hard all week.

Oh yes, I get up two hours before a long ride and administer two large mugs of strong coffee to be sure the job gets...
07-13-21, 12:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,908
Posted By Mikefule

Forward facing was the standard on non-track...

Forward facing was the standard on non-track bikes for many years. Decades, in fact.

One advantage is you can easily remove the wheel by sliding it forwards with the chain still on the cog(s). ...
07-09-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,474
Posted By GlennR

Fixed for you.

Fixed for you.
07-09-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,486
Posted By Eric F

I still think your previous self-assessment is...

I still think your previous self-assessment is completely accurate.
07-09-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,486
Posted By 79pmooney

A little perspective. The Tour de France is a...

A little perspective. The Tour de France is a money making event overseen by a for-profit company. It was founded by a sport newspaper for publicity. The race is less than half the event. The...
07-09-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,486
Posted By Eric F

Cavendish is reaping the rewards of being the...

Cavendish is reaping the rewards of being the best sprinter with the best leadout train left in the race. No one is gifting him stages. Cav and the DQS team are simply at a different level than the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,208
Posted By downhillmaster

If you are the type that appreciates a laterally...

If you are the type that appreciates a laterally stiff and vertically compliant frame you should definitely seek out and wear a waterproof yet breathable lightweight rain jacket.
Otherwise, keep...
07-01-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By Gresp15C

Strip it down, remove The unnecessary parts ...

Strip it down, remove
The unnecessary parts
Just hop on and ride
07-01-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,572
Posted By livedarklions

Yes, if capitalism was allowed unfettered, the...

Yes, if capitalism was allowed unfettered, the workers in the supply chain would have been forced to get COVID as God intended. Curses, governments!

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06-28-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,587
Posted By Flatforkcrown

carry a frame pump and don’t worry about dogs...

carry a frame pump and don’t worry about dogs anymore. Best if you have a silca with a campy head and sharpened legs on the head.
06-25-21, 05:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,747
Posted By wolfchild

Minimum of 32 mm...I won't purchase any tires...

Minimum of 32 mm...I won't purchase any tires smaller than 32mm....My favorite size for road and off road is something around 45mm.
06-13-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,397
Posted By livedarklions

Harris Cyclery Last Day

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Just now, Harris family on the last day of Harris Cyclery. They...
06-10-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 25,275
Posted By livedarklions

The way it looks to you is just wrong. He...

The way it looks to you is just wrong. He idolized the Italian team and is trying to have a friendly chat in Italian. They cheat to avoid being embarrassed that they can't drop this guy. Seriously,...
06-10-21, 04:07 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 25,275
Posted By livedarklions

Breaking Away, he was racing the Italian team and...

Breaking Away, he was racing the Italian team and they put him into the ditch because they couldn't drop him even after shifting his gear on a hill. The whole point was how cut-throat the cheating...
05-24-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 9,156
Posted By AlmostTrick

Correct, and noted in post 180 and 181. Maybe...

Correct, and noted in post 180 and 181. Maybe others have noted it too, I'm not sure.



Right, you got it.

I'd add that you don't even have to shift your weight one bit to initiate a turn....
05-24-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 9,156
Posted By terrymorse

Well stated, that's essentially what counter...

Well stated, that's essentially what counter steering does: it keeps us from falling over by moving the tires' contact patch in the direction of the fall.
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