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08-02-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
Posted By alcjphil

Exactly how much mileage and under what road...

Exactly how much mileage and under what road conditions? Mid drive ebikes put a lot more strain on both chain and cassette cogs resulting in faster wear. If you regularly use the smallest cogs, they...
07-31-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By CliffordK

These are common and cheap. And, works fine with...

These are common and cheap. And, works fine with either bolt on or QR.

https://www.rearmechhanger.com/wp-content/uploads/383791631-1.jpg
07-28-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 234
Posted By canklecat

FWIW, "smart" vs "dumb/plain" USB cables can...

FWIW, "smart" vs "dumb/plain" USB cables can often be spotted by comparing the sizes of the plug housing. Plain/dumb USB cables have smaller plastic plug housings. The "smart" USB cable included with...
07-28-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 404
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Wear it in the shower periodically in the short...

Wear it in the shower periodically in the short term, and once the hot season passes then to actually strip out the straps from the helmet body for a good wash (takes a little work to remove the...
07-27-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 234
Posted By unterhausen

It's a little more expensive and takes more work...

It's a little more expensive and takes more work to design a pass through charging system, so in order to save money, a lot of devices don't allow it. A lot of devices that seem to be expensive to...
07-26-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 234
Posted By Iride01

Devices use to only want to one thing at a time....

Devices use to only want to one thing at a time. Perform their intended function, charge or upload data. They didn't have the smarts to be able to handle all that at the same time. So various...
07-24-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,139
Posted By DorkDisk

Pros for Triple: one more chainring. more range...

Pros for Triple: one more chainring. more range in gearing
Pros for Double: one less chainring. <q factor, simpler shifting

Cons for Triple: one more chainring. >q factor, more complex shifting...
07-24-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,139
Posted By sweeks

I bought a bike with a triple after I turned 50,...

I bought a bike with a triple after I turned 50, on the advice of Joe Friel's book, "Cycling Past 50". In the first couple years, I used the small ring a lot; then less and less, until it became my...
07-23-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,139
Posted By Crankycrank

Doubles are lighter weight, less complicated....

Doubles are lighter weight, less complicated. Triples still allow you to have a close/closer ratio cassette when using a wide range of gearing which comes in handy when traveling over various...
07-21-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,559
Posted By Bmach

I don’t care what type of bike a person is...

I don’t care what type of bike a person is riding. I care about how they are riding!
07-05-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,411
Posted By njkayaker

It's not "unthinkable". It just doesn't end-up...

It's not "unthinkable". It just doesn't end-up making much sense.

The problem is that it would make the already-expensive cycling computer even more expensive and require an additional fee for...
07-05-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,451
Posted By Me2gingko

I agree that the unsavory sellers on Amazon are...

I agree that the unsavory sellers on Amazon are increasing. Reviews will often show pics of counterfeit items they have received. If uncertain, I make sure it has a free return, then inspect...
07-04-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,411
Posted By Steve B.

Agree. Theres a really good case to be made for...

Agree. Theres a really good case to be made for not talking on a phone call while cycling in traffic.
07-04-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,411
Posted By chaadster

I think it’s technologically possible without...

I think it’s technologically possible without much trouble. Given that I can make calls from my iPad when it’s on the same wifi network as my phone, and that the iPad doesn’t have a SIM, it seems...
06-30-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 671
Posted By sovende

The first and second pic in the OP seem to show...

The first and second pic in the OP seem to show that (in addition to the wedge being 180 degrees out of position) the wedge has been pulled into the stem quill and has flared it out a bit. I know...
06-23-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By eridout

My new bike computer

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06-18-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,682
Posted By 350htrr

[QUOTE=mcours2006;22107483]Legal ebikes are fine...

[QUOTE=mcours2006;22107483]Legal ebikes are fine for most riders. I deem the cap of 32 kph quite safe as one could easily attain this speed going on a slight decline. My 13 y/o could hit this speed...
06-14-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,893
Posted By eisnic

We are here!...

We are here! (https://sheldonbrown.com/blog/2021/06/14/we-are-here/)Posted on June 14, 2021 (https://sheldonbrown.com/blog/2021/06/14/we-are-here/) by John...
06-14-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,893
Posted By Stan Heinricher

Manufacturers of the components that make a bare...

Manufacturers of the components that make a bare frame a bicycle, keep devising new tools to work on the new components. If you keep modernizing your components, you'll end up with a chest of tools....
06-13-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,893
Posted By Jean_TX

How sad! Hopefully someone will maintain the...

How sad! Hopefully someone will maintain the Sheldon Brown website. In a way, it seems like the end of an era - I remember interacting with Sheldon and Jobst on the rec.bicycles.tech newsgroup and...
06-12-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,436
Posted By JohnJ80

the radar implementation, warning and display is...

the radar implementation, warning and display is better than Garmin. they make use of the high res display and when there is no threat there is no display. The display is more prominent, muting is...
06-12-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,893
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Hahahaha I am originally from Philadelphia and...

Hahahaha I am originally from Philadelphia and owned a bike shop there for decades. My point is not about shops providing good service. It's about those shops not getting parts and supplies or...
06-12-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,893
Posted By Pop N Wood

NOOO! I'm a disciple of Sheldon Brown. I...

NOOO!

I'm a disciple of Sheldon Brown. I put Sheldon down as a mentor on my work performance assessment. Don't think my boss ever figured it out.

The world is changing fast. Not sure I agree...
06-11-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,893
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Somebody better back up that whole Sheldon Brown...

Somebody better back up that whole Sheldon Brown encyclopedia of bike arcanery before it's gone.
06-11-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,893
Posted By fettsvenska

That was my first thought as well. I hope that...

That was my first thought as well. I hope that they Sheldon's website will be maintained as it contains such a wealth of knowledge about bikes.
06-02-21, 05:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,020
Posted By dabac

I have no idea. Maybe the fear of going OTB. ...

I have no idea. Maybe the fear of going OTB.
One of the downsides of ebikes is the huge influx of new, inexperienced riders they've created. OTB could be a valid concern for them.
Whatever the...
06-01-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,020
Posted By MarcusT

I own a pedal assist and use it for rides I would...

I own a pedal assist and use it for rides I would not be able to do on a non assist bike (mountains and such)
The laws and classifications are still in their infancy. This is how I see it.
05-31-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,723
Posted By Darth Lefty

The name was bought by an existing mail order...

The name was bought by an existing mail order company (A-Main Hobbies) and made into a new online store front. It happened pretty quickly, they've been going for a few years now. They also are using...
05-30-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,319
Posted By JohnJ80

What's the thing DCRainmaker says about the...

What's the thing DCRainmaker says about the Varia? "Only two kinds of people when it comes to Varia: Those that love it and those that haven't tried it." (paraphrased but close).
05-29-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,007
Posted By exile

Without knowing much about your diet or program...

Without knowing much about your diet or program you are following definitely drink water but also bring a cliff bar or two as well.
05-29-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,007
Posted By shelbyfv

You don't need to eat on a 20 mile ride. You do...

You don't need to eat on a 20 mile ride. You do need to drink. Drink more when it's hot. You apparently did not drink enough on this ride. Electrolytes may help.
05-26-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,020
Posted By Robert C

Check your state laws. There is no "fuzzy." ...

Check your state laws. There is no "fuzzy."

The problem is when people think they are cute as they make up their own definitions. This forum has a large number of those people. It was more common...
05-25-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,020
Posted By chas58

Yeah its always been fuzy. European's have a...

Yeah its always been fuzy. European's have a pretty clear distinction and require licenses for even moderately fast ebikes (<28mph). Technically, there are similar rules over here, but its pretty...
05-24-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,559
Posted By starkmojo

I actually like the idea of ebikes (though I do...

I actually like the idea of ebikes (though I do not own one.) because they allow more people to bike further. In general I think that the more people are on bikes the more people will see bikes when...
05-24-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,559
Posted By Inisfallen

New York City bans e-bikes on at least some of...

New York City bans e-bikes on at least some of its greenways. The Hudson River Greenway has prominent signage indicating that e-bikes are prohibited.

In the best of times, the ban isn't enforced....
05-23-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,954
Posted By Shimagnolo

And if the cops had been riding in a staggered...

And if the cops had been riding in a staggered formation, (as is taught in the MSF courses), the guys on the right could easily have moved left into a single file formation to pass cyclists.
...
05-20-21, 04:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By dsaul

You can always just use a cotter pin in place of...

You can always just use a cotter pin in place of the bolt. I have the Tektro MD-C550 brakes on one of my bikes, which is the OEM version of the TRP Spyre brakes. The main difference between them is...
05-18-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 819
Posted By Troul

just tired of blowing thru the cheap stuff. ...

just tired of blowing thru the cheap stuff. You'll just chuck it sooner & be out more cash.
05-18-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By cxwrench

I think I'd try the screwdriver slot first. If...

I think I'd try the screwdriver slot first. If that doesn't work I'd be ok w/ trying to put a cheap Shimano caliper on there...I'd think it would work fine.
05-18-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 819
Posted By aggiegrads

To be fair, I am not suggesting the EVT for...

To be fair, I am not suggesting the EVT for everyone. The title of the thread is "Best inflator for air compressor?". I stand by my statement that the best was one that was not on his list, and if...
05-08-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,088
Posted By TCollen

I just had to share this one. ...

I just had to share this one.

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Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,061
Posted By pinholecam

The Brompton has elevated itself to be beyond...

The Brompton has elevated itself to be beyond just a bike. Its a fashion statement and a badge of wealth.
Bike buyers fall into 3-4 categories.
1. The lifestyle (well heeled )
2. The performance...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,061
Posted By Jipe

I think that even 1200USD is too expensive for a...

I think that even 1200USD is too expensive for a bike that has no brand image.

If you look at who is buying a folding bike, there are people that do multi-modal commuting with most of the time a...
03-30-21, 01:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,362
Posted By JoeTBM

As we are a volunteer shop, we run into many...

As we are a volunteer shop, we run into many chain variations and have assembled a number of different masterlink links.

If you have no use for the non-fitting ones you have we would be happy to...
03-29-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,362
Posted By sweeks

It surely can't be so difficult. There are only...

It surely can't be so difficult. There are only so many chain sizes used on bicycles. Here are some chain-related resources that I hope will help:
Wikipedia Bicycle Chain Width...
03-23-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,805
Posted By Wildwood

Itís just that being a longtime roadie, my legs...

Itís just that being a longtime roadie, my legs pedal circles instead of mashing squares. A rare quality everyone ( roadie) seeks for efficient forward motion. Worth attempting for newbies and...
03-17-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,601
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Seems to me a zwift pull up simulated 15% (eg...

Seems to me a zwift pull up simulated 15% (eg Radio Tower) should be looking pretty damned close to MxMR. Or a solid ramp test. After that, I don't care much about any generalized math. AND if...
03-17-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,601
Posted By work4bike

220-age was never intended to be a formula for...

220-age was never intended to be a formula for the masses. It definitly doesn't apply to me and I've never come across any other formula that fits me. Bottomline, you have to become familiar with...
03-14-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,786
Posted By 10 Wheels

Eye Contact does NOT Work. Watch The Front Wheels...

Eye Contact does NOT Work. Watch The Front Wheels when possible.
03-14-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,786
Posted By scottfsmith

I looked and found one study which showed 19%. I...

I looked and found one study which showed 19%. I also found an article mentioning 30-50%. Here is the study:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22884376/

It is not too surprising to me, cars are...
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