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Forum: Triathlon
06-14-24, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By VegasJen

I found another one on Amazon last night I'm...

I found another one on Amazon last night I'm going to try. Will give a report when it arrives.
Forum: Triathlon
06-14-24, 12:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By VegasJen

I bought one from Amazon, let me see if I can...

I bought one from Amazon, let me see if I can link it up. (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DON91Q8?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details)

It's reasonably priced and works pretty well. It clamps...
Forum: Touring
05-30-24, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By abdon

I used to book my rooms in Japan through...

I used to book my rooms in Japan through Agoda.com. Posh places in Tokyo, ryokans deep in the north, capsule hotels in Hokkaido, cheap hostels, it booked them all there.
Forum: Touring
05-29-24, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By gauvins

:) ...

:)

https://euro.montbell.com/products/disp.php?p_id=1130426
Forum: Touring
05-29-24, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When I blew up the photo of your bike, it looks...

When I blew up the photo of your bike, it looks like there might be a mount for the upper cage mounting point under the downtube. Lower would be behind the crankset where I could not see. Did you...
Forum: Touring
05-29-24, 05:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By gauvins

I now travel with a rinko bag (montbell). Works...

I now travel with a rinko bag (montbell). Works for plane/train/bus. The size of a water bottle. I've added a cage under the down tube.

In the early days, used padded bags (roll the size of an...
Forum: Touring
05-29-24, 02:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By Tourist in MSN

For a bike tour that I assume lasts a few weeks...

For a bike tour that I assume lasts a few weeks to maybe a few months, it sounds like you want to carry a bike bag on the bike with you but you also plan to get on five or more airplane trips during...
Forum: Touring
05-29-24, 01:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By Ron Damon

I did exactly that, moving from city to city,...

I did exactly that, moving from city to city, this past month in South Korea. I carried my soft cover with me throughout. Then I simply rode to the airport, folded the bike, packed it inside the...
Forum: Touring
05-12-24, 09:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By HappyAussies

Hey Mitch Here are the daily maps and one...

Hey Mitch

Here are the daily maps and one overall. We rode Kyoto to Nara, but a typhoon a few days earlier while we were in Tokyo (that was an experience to say the least), took out the cycle...
04-18-24, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3,635
Views: 1,023,009
Posted By Wildwood

Thanks for following-up. :) The short...

Thanks for following-up. :)

The short version is - I really like it, serves my specific purposes and has been 100% reliable, without so much as a flat tire. I did not change a stem or a handlebar...
04-16-24, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3,635
Views: 1,023,009
Posted By ascherer

Bottom row center is one of my wife's bikes. The...

Bottom row center is one of my wife's bikes. The rest are my regular riders, in the "grab-and-go" racks in the garage.
Top: Falcon, Paramount, Mercian
Bottom: PX10, Mrs. ascherer's Motobecane,...
04-09-24, 11:34 PM
Replies: 3,635
Views: 1,023,009
Posted By Fredo76

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Blue Bella came out nice, I think....
04-09-24, 03:15 AM
Replies: 3,635
Views: 1,023,009
Posted By 50PlusCycling

My newest bike. I’ve been averaging about 30...

My newest bike. I’ve been averaging about 30 miles per day on this bike. In June I’ll be riding it out to the Hiramatsu hot springs resort in Atami, and in July I will ride it from Wakkanai in...
03-27-24, 07:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,299
Posted By VegasJen

I got a professional bike fit today

After many people badgered me about how important it was to get a professional bike fit, I finally pulled the trigger and got fitted this morning. Now, I have to say, I've always been the odd duck. ...
03-26-24, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,122
Posted By DiabloScott

You're Invited to participate in a Historic Event...

You're Invited to participate in a Historic Event to Celebrate 22 New Bike Turnouts on Mount Diablo! SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, July 20th at 11am at Curry Point. More details to follow.....Ride, hike...
03-24-24, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Sean- The bike business (at least the...

Sean- The bike business (at least the retail/service side) has been "behind" the automotive industry in many ways for many decades. There's huge numbers of customers and amount of money that flow...
03-24-24, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The Barnett Institute offered a series of retail...

The Barnett Institute offered a series of retail service shop specific checklist and flat rate manuals. I used some for the years i had my own shop (great sales tool for the service shop. We now had...
03-24-24, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By veganbikes

No problem. If you need help on that front I can...

No problem. If you need help on that front I can help a little. Just PM me.
03-19-24, 07:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,106
Posted By Iride01

Zone 2 can be unrealistic for many of us. If you...

Zone 2 can be unrealistic for many of us. If you live in constantly rolling terrain or where you have long hills to tackle, it's not the training program for you. Some will tell you just need to get...
03-14-24, 08:27 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,143
Posted By rsbob

I have been comparing my times to my age bracket...

I have been comparing my times to my age bracket - 65-69 for 3 or more years by scrolling down to that bracket from the top. (In Dec I will age out and move to 70+) Is there a way you have found to...
03-13-24, 06:20 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,143
Posted By terrymorse

Strava Leader Board for Us Olds

Strava's segment leader board has an option to show by age category only. This may be a paid subscription feature, I'm not sure.

I'm in the 65-69 category now, and I'm having some fun trying to...
03-13-24, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,322
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You denigrate yourself unnecessarily. Just look...

You denigrate yourself unnecessarily. Just look around at other people. Your numbers are probably about right. Sure you could do better, but compared to what? When I was 18, I could run a 3000' plus...
03-07-24, 06:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,414
Posted By Dino_Sore

I tried to buy a Trek Checkpoint AL5 during the...

I tried to buy a Trek Checkpoint AL5 during the pandemic as a second gravel bike. I thought it was a good package for the money, but the wait list was stretching out to almost a year, so I passed.
...
03-02-24, 02:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,847
Posted By Sierra_rider

If you foresee any unintentional unclipping,...

If you foresee any unintentional unclipping, non-dry surfaces, or any amount of walking on your routes, I'd go down the MTB pedal route. I prefer the SPD-sl road pedals/cleats as a pedaling system,...
03-02-24, 05:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,847
Posted By dsaul

If you plan to ride anything other than smooth...

If you plan to ride anything other than smooth gravel roads, go with MTB pedals. Most of the "gravel" events, in my area, involve some amount of singletrack to connect gravel road sections. It's...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-01-24, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,425
Posted By SoCaled

Frame building Jig - Temecula, CA

Frame building Jig - Temecula, CA - $100
https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/bop/d/temecula-bicycle-frame-building-jig/7722873310.html

Not my world (framebuilding), but saw this and thought...
02-14-24, 11:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,007
Posted By Sierra_rider

I've had a stubborn tire before that wouldn't...

I've had a stubborn tire before that wouldn't even seat after being hit with my big 80 gallon/16 CFM air compressor or the other usual methods.. I ended up running a tie-down strap around the...
02-13-24, 11:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,007
Posted By prj71

I was just going to say the same thing. ...

I was just going to say the same thing.

Also...Alll of my MTB and Fatbike tires...I set up with a hand pump. I don't have a charger pump like the Lezyne. I use the Joe Blow Fat pump.
02-13-24, 11:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,007
Posted By Wileyrat

The one time I had a new tire that wouldn’t seat,...

The one time I had a new tire that wouldn’t seat, even with our compressor, I threw a tube in it and let it sit overnight. The next morning, I pulled the tube out, and the tire seated right away.
02-12-24, 03:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,007
Posted By prj71

Hookless refers to the rim NOT the tire. That's...

Hookless refers to the rim NOT the tire. That's why you aren't finding tires that say HOOKLESS.

Any tubeless tires should seat on the rim.
02-09-24, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By mtnbud

Yes - you probably need new sealant.

Yes - you probably need new sealant.
02-07-24, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 721
Posted By Catnap

You can use Reship.com to buy stuff from UK...

You can use Reship.com to buy stuff from UK vendors who won't ship to the USA. Reship gives you a UK address to plug into those websites. Yes, you pay a fee for the Reship service plus paying...
01-26-24, 10:34 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,910
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Perhaps that is why I am such a cynic regarding...

Perhaps that is why I am such a cynic regarding these old lugged bicycles and the bizarre romanticism attached to them. I spent decades as a toolmaker and precision metal worker. The skill required...
01-26-24, 03:50 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,910
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

The romanticization of mass-produced Columbus...

The romanticization of mass-produced Columbus tubed, lugged construction steel bikes ending in a vowel has extended beyond the protected confines of the C&V subforum, prompting a need for commentary....
01-21-24, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,467
Posted By Polaris OBark

New Mountain Bike day

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This has a GX Transmission drive train. It lists for...
01-11-24, 12:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,300
Posted By Masonchat

After a long!!! Wait for parts , delayed due to...

After a long!!! Wait for parts , delayed due to having to reorder some bits plus the holidays
But it's finally done , I'm delighted with it
thanks everyone for all the advice , really helped me...
01-11-24, 10:10 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,234
Posted By cyccommute

Let me rephrase (slightly), chains should be...

Let me rephrase (slightly), chains should be cheap. The chainrings, cassettes, and jockey wheels they interact with will out last many, many, many chains with minimal maintenance. A $100 chain will...
12-30-23, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,622
Posted By FBinNY

That depends more on the tool. So many of the...

That depends more on the tool. So many of the tools folks talk about here on BF don't actually improve the job or save time for a skilled mechanic. You're right that sometimes serious mechanics often...
12-28-23, 08:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,622
Posted By Dan Burkhart

I built my own lacing jig which I find very...

I built my own lacing jig which I find very useful for building with internal nipples, straight pull spokes and rims with no nipple access holes.
Most of the building I do these days fall into one...
12-17-23, 09:36 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,139
Posted By Bike Gremlin

I'd like to thank Kontact for pointing out the...

I'd like to thank Kontact for pointing out the errors. I highly appreciate it. Fixed them right away.
As I mostly use my site for personal reminder/reference, and for saving myself the time when...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-23, 07:22 PM
Replies: 21,411
Views: 5,326,611
Posted By bampilot06

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Wife surprised me with this today.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-23, 12:02 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,490
Posted By genejockey

I've observed that the cadence I settle into...

I've observed that the cadence I settle into automatically on Zwift depends on whether I'm riding solo or in a group - either a group ride or a race. Freeriding, I'll settle in at around 95 - much...
11-19-23, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,018
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Dried sealant looks like glue but it's not glue.

Dried sealant looks like glue but it's not glue.
11-15-23, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By Alan K

You are quite welcome!

You are quite welcome!
11-14-23, 11:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By Alan K

Mechanistically, it is a disease related to your...

Mechanistically, it is a disease related to your tendons, specifically the sheeth of tendon when inflamed for any reason, will make it difficult for the tendon of affected finger to slide through the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-23, 04:09 AM
Replies: 3,143
Views: 1,033,503
Posted By jwalther

Custom Ti from Capitol Bicycles in London,...

Custom Ti from Capitol Bicycles in London, Kentucky. 60th birthday present to myself!

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10-29-23, 10:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,893
Posted By Mojo31

Feel like I have what I need for these old bones....

Feel like I have what I need for these old bones.

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10-29-23, 08:37 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,893
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Currently two weeks away from my 70th birthday. I...

Currently two weeks away from my 70th birthday. I spent most of my adult life trucking over the road with all the challenges that brings to keeping any level of fitness. I had a gym membership that...
10-17-23, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By Chancy

Sean.hwy, My experience with trigger finger...

Sean.hwy,
My experience with trigger finger started with occasional bout and mild symptoms. Early on it wasn't painful per se, just noticeable. Then it graduated over several years to all the time...
10-17-23, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By philbob57

You'll probably get better results from...

You'll probably get better results from consulting a hand surgeon than from staying off the bike. I've forgotten the cause, but I've had a number of trigger fingers and thumbs. They just kept getting...
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