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01-25-23, 01:03 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By Eric F

Totally off-topic... Teacher: Who is your...

Totally off-topic...

Teacher: Who is your favorite vampire?
6yo: The one on Sesame Street.
Teacher: He doesn't count.
6yo: Oh, yes, he does!
01-23-23, 04:07 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,897
Posted By Leisesturm

That's why this thread fails. Because people are...

That's why this thread fails. Because people are arguing from 'gear calculator' reductio ad absurdum extremes. Who in their right mind would use 34 x 23 to reel someone in? No one. When I say "I...
01-23-23, 03:45 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,897
Posted By Trakhak

Please show your work. The answer is...

Please show your work.



The answer is demonstrated in nearly every race. Otherwise, people would be churning along nonstop on flat terrain at 150 to 200 rpm, rather than only for sprints (more...
01-23-23, 03:27 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,897
Posted By RChung

"Detrimental" depends on what you're trying to...

"Detrimental" depends on what you're trying to maximize. The simplest case is if you're trying to maximize power: in that case, most of us attain max power in the neighborhood of half of maximum...
01-21-23, 02:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 532
Posted By Camilo

Well, kind of a trivial issue for sure. I mean,...

Well, kind of a trivial issue for sure. I mean, what is a couple of MMs anyway. I'm not deluded enough to think it's an important factor. I was curious and I appreciate the discussion. I've learned,...
01-17-23, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By Darth Lefty

That oval racing looks like a hoot. GMBN tried it...

That oval racing looks like a hoot. GMBN tried it vs GCN

I think people forget about the fun sometimes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XD2eRIgBgI4
01-16-23, 09:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,749
Posted By JohnDThompson

Had these for about half a century now: ...

Had these for about half a century now:
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12-27-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,207
Posted By Hermes

Moderation Note: For those bickering back and...

Moderation Note: For those bickering back and forth, please stop. You have made your points and some of the posts are borderline infractions. Thank you in advance for your compliance. We will do...
12-26-22, 11:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,207
Posted By Cramic

Thanks for the great advice all. Will aim to...

Thanks for the great advice all. Will aim to condense it and use it to form some sort of programme.

My aim will just be to finish this ride, but interesting to consider conserving energy on the...
12-21-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 366
Posted By PeteHski

One potential downside to longer cranks is...

One potential downside to longer cranks is injury/pain if you don't happen to have the range of joint motion required. I've discussed this with 2 local fitters (both very experienced) and they both...
12-14-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,925
Posted By seypat

Probably the correct term in the PNW anyway.

Probably the correct term in the PNW anyway.
12-12-22, 08:15 PM
10-31-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,055
Posted By 79pmooney

And when you got your wife's bike, you finally...

And when you got your wife's bike, you finally had a modern safety bicycle. Huge improvement!

And to the topic, yes, bars hiding the hub is really not a good objective but it does a pretty good...
09-16-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,963
Posted By Polaris OBark

Eventually, someone would get around to it.

Eventually, someone would get around to it.
08-29-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 636
Posted By Lbxpdx

have you been talking to my girlfriend?

have you been talking to my girlfriend?
08-27-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,830
Posted By 70sSanO

It frustrates me to have answer questions about...

It frustrates me to have answer questions about my end goal as a cyclist.

John
08-22-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 9,712
Posted By Rolla

“And a jacket! Do you have a warm jacket? Your...

“And a jacket! Do you have a warm jacket? Your father and I were worried sick!”
08-05-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 47,437
Posted By base2

Here is a recreational rider on a 90 degree head...

Here is a recreational rider on a 90 degree head tube, 90 degree seat tube angle bicycle. Look at her hip angle. Look how slow she is.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VQBbHzypBro




(I dunno,...
07-29-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 47,437
Posted By Kapusta

Actually, it would have been just as informative...

Actually, it would have been just as informative and not made it look like you weíre miss-using the concept of BMI.

BMI is a useful tool for studying populations and trends. It is not very...
07-22-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 797
Posted By genejockey

Dunno. I think these are cursive threads,...

Dunno. I think these are cursive threads, though.
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07-22-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 797
Posted By livedarklions

Without it, there would be no social media.

Without it, there would be no social media.
07-22-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 797
Posted By genejockey

The Importance Of Self-Importance

Self-importance, pomposity, arrogance - call it what you will, but threads would be shorter without it.

Discuss.
07-18-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,975
Posted By indyfabz

African or European hill?

African or European hill?
07-06-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,581
Posted By tomato coupe

As a representative of Big Gravel, I just want to...

As a representative of Big Gravel, I just want to emphasize one point -- whenever someone buys a 23mm or 25mm tire, a kitten dies. Do the right thing, buy wide tires.
07-05-22, 02:21 PM
07-01-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,285
Posted By tomato coupe

Now that I think about it, I might have tossed...

Now that I think about it, I might have tossed the knife in a dumpster. My memory is a little fuzzy, because I was knee deep in a bottle of vodka afterwards.
06-30-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 293
Posted By morri869

1984 Schwinn Voyageur 23"

Fresh out of the time machine is this Schwinn Voyageur in wine red color way.

The components are stock, right down to the Schwinn touring saddle and the rear rack. The brake pads and tires are new...
06-28-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 542
Posted By genejockey

The worst situation for me is a 5-10 mph tailwind...

The worst situation for me is a 5-10 mph tailwind when climbing at 5-10 mph. You think you get hot when there's NO breeze, try it when the wind actually cancels out any air movement!
06-27-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,404
Posted By Juan Foote

Mostly bot posts and doing homework for other...

Mostly bot posts and doing homework for other members.
06-24-22, 12:14 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 47,437
Posted By HTupolev

Eh, depends. There's significantly less...

Eh, depends.

There's significantly less intrinsic disadvantage to old road bikes than most cyclists imagine. Aerodynamically they do generally take a hit to a modern aero-oriented build, and of...
06-22-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 653
Posted By phughes

I will translate using pictures for anyone...

I will translate using pictures for anyone needing help.

...
06-15-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 904
Posted By Reflector Guy

Nigel Tufnel of Spinal Tap, if he were a bike...

Nigel Tufnel of Spinal Tap, if he were a bike rider, would have one bike that has never been ridden, still with the tags hanging on it. It mustn't be ridden! Don't touch it, don't point at it; don't...
06-08-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,549
Posted By tomato coupe

Of coarse. But, its not our roll to site every...

Of coarse. But, its not our roll to site every grammatical error, weather its intentional or knot.
06-06-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,716
Posted By alexk_il

Big thanks to everyone who replied. Learned a lot...

Big thanks to everyone who replied. Learned a lot here, the bottom line for me that I might be disappointed if I expect a huge performance benefit from switching to clipless.

I might try the cheap...
05-31-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,438
Posted By Charlie Ky

Lost 103 Lbs and not done yet

I'm an odd bird of sorts. 64 yo widower and very fortunate in many ways. My health is, according to my pcp, surprisingly good considering my history of poor diet and smoking. I met the covid thing...
04-06-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,859
Posted By Toadmeister

Like 4 pages in and we havenít done this yet? ...

Like 4 pages in and we havenít done this yet?

https://youtu.be/VMnjF1O4eH0
04-04-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,413
Posted By Barry2

Old school, a frame fitting pump was the weapon...

Old school, a frame fitting pump was the weapon of choice.

Barry
04-01-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 874
Posted By ThermionicScott

At least it's not a three-way merger into "Giant...

At least it's not a three-way merger into "Giant Spekulum".
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9,907
Views: 175,610
Posted By BillyD

Parody threads are one of the things that used to...

Parody threads are one of the things that used to make this bike forum so much fun. Now days people take this cycling thing too seriously. Between pissing contests about virtually everything and...
03-18-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By Rdmonster69

Cool Vintage German Bike

My friends girlfriend showed up with this nifty vintage german bike. A $100 craigslist find. I say its vintage because it has "made in West Germany" on the headtube. It has a front wheel dynamo that...
03-14-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By sloar

Bottom to top, inside out.

Bottom to top, inside out.
02-20-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,289
Posted By tomato coupe

Won't that make you go backwards?

Won't that make you go backwards?
02-18-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 6,478
Posted By Darth Lefty

I donít get the same workout on a mountain bike...

I donít get the same workout on a mountain bike or commuter bike or road bike because the rides are different. Same effort is a poor assumption. Lots more strength involved in mountain biking. Lots...
02-18-22, 02:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,594
Posted By 63rickert

Pull on the handlebars. Do not reduce weight on...

Pull on the handlebars. Do not reduce weight on the grips. Eliminate weight on the grips. Pull. Opens up space in the hand joints. Opens up space around the nerve.

Pull all the way to the...
01-04-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3,311
Views: 862,680
Posted By DQRider

I would wager that nearly everyone on the Bike...

I would wager that nearly everyone on the Bike Forums knows the illustrious history of Bridgestone bicycles. Grant Petersen, founder of Rivendell, designed some of their most interesting models in...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,518
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Trying to convince everybody that 1x1 is the...

Trying to convince everybody that 1x1 is the future.
12-15-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,893
Posted By RChung

"At some point, many of these threads come down...

"At some point, many of these threads come down to some version of 'I don't know how to do a test and I'm a smart guy so you can't possibly know how to do such a test either.'"
12-13-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,868
Posted By Wildwood

I take the Ride your Age thing as an annual...

I take the Ride your Age thing as an annual undertaking. My birthday falls mid-July so I have been able to hit the goal pretty close to my birthday. I will confess to seeking the flattest route, even...
12-12-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 823
Posted By obrentharris

Your Regina chain and other 5 speed chains were...

Your Regina chain and other 5 speed chains were not made with a removable link like more modern chains. Perhaps there are master links now available for them: I don't know of any.
The method for...
12-11-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By Kilroy1988

Some Fine British Goods c. 1950.

Hello!

A recently acquired frame may end up taking a few of these bits, but in fact over the last two or three years I've been collecting components from England without any particular build in...
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