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06-16-24, 09:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,271
Posted By downtube42

In all fairness, OP suggested the Trek, called it...

In all fairness, OP suggested the Trek, called it reasonably priced, noted there was a dealer nearby, and asked why not. That'd be why so much Trek. We're just playing the role of enablers.

If'n...
06-16-24, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 234
Posted By Rick

zandoval: I purchased a storm whistle. I tried it...

zandoval: I purchased a storm whistle. I tried it out in front of my computer and is caused ear pain.
06-16-24, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 234
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3nMnr8ZirI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3nMnr8ZirI
06-16-24, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 234
Posted By MaxKatt

________________________- I used to run Knog...

________________________-

I used to run Knog OI bells on on my bikes. They're slender, but there's still never enough "real estate" for them, and if a cable or something touches them it deadens...
06-16-24, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 234
Posted By OregonJim

I kind of like that idea. I've been riding with...

I kind of like that idea. I've been riding with a '70s style bell for forever, and occasionally shouting when the bell was insufficient. A whistle around the neck might be a good 3rd option.
06-16-24, 01:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,271
Posted By Doohickie

I explained that in the first post.

I explained that in the first post.
06-16-24, 01:44 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,947
Posted By OregonJim

I gave up caring what other people think many...

I gave up caring what other people think many years ago.

If it works, if it's comfortable, if it doesn't harm you or anyone else...do it.
06-16-24, 12:50 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,947
Posted By Shady Rascal

The only shame is sitting on the couch and not...

The only shame is sitting on the couch and not riding. As long at they're turning the pedals, that's all that matters.
06-14-24, 10:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,271
Posted By downtube42

I bought a CF Domane about a year ago. I'm still...

I bought a CF Domane about a year ago. I'm still somewhat shocked I paid what I did, but there it is. Deciding factors over various options were fender mounts and room for wider tires (35 with...
06-14-24, 10:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By downtube42

Rainlegs. Essentially chaps covering the front of...

Rainlegs. Essentially chaps covering the front of you thighs and upper calves, leaving the back open. $50 on Amazon. Good enough for Portland, good enough for Holland.
06-14-24, 08:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 358
Posted By Biker395

Afib is fairly common among endurance athletes,...

Afib is fairly common among endurance athletes, and particularly males. I would see a cardiologist to discuss.
06-14-24, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By terrymorse

I prefer wearing water resistant leg warmers...

I prefer wearing water resistant leg warmers (https://www.pactimo.com/products/thermal-cycling-leg-warmers-storm) when it's raining.

A rain jacket, rear fender, leg warmers, and shoe covers are...
06-14-24, 12:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,271
Posted By noglider

Nowadays, good frame builders (big manufacturing...

Nowadays, good frame builders (big manufacturing or custom) know how to build a bike that satisfies the requirements, using any frame material. It no longer makes sense to claim that a particular...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-24, 04:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 654
Posted By Maelochs

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x600/z32_70fo5oy_5d83a49b89420866e2cd44da3b3a68197e4e8b4f.jpg
Hire this guy, Conair Hairdryer. 1600 Watts and enough heat to help fit your...
06-14-24, 02:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 358
Posted By Artmo

As a very long-time sufferer from AFIB, I would...

As a very long-time sufferer from AFIB, I would not be surprised if you get future episodes. Not to worry. Take a blood thinner as a precaution to prevent blood clots.
06-13-24, 05:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 358
Posted By bruce19

Back on the bike after AFIB

Had an AFIB on Saturday afternoon. Went to the ER and went through the process. They got me stabilized but wanted me overnight for observation. The next day they were being super cautious and ordered...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-24, 04:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 654
Posted By Koyote

That's a great tip for cold-weather tire swaps....

That's a great tip for cold-weather tire swaps. Thanks. Now if I can just remember it next winter.
06-13-24, 04:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 959
Posted By bikingshearer

I wouldn't ride that on a bet. Of course, the...

I wouldn't ride that on a bet. Of course, the fact that I weigh 255lbs may have something to do with that . . . .
06-12-24, 09:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 895
Posted By 79pmooney

Slow leaks are where real frame pumps rule. The...

Slow leaks are where real frame pumps rule. The faster you can pump, the less you have to do to get to pressure to race off 'till your next stop. The higher the pressure you can pump to, the...
Forum: Recumbent
06-12-24, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By BlazingPedals

Old news. Trikes are low. Not all 'bents are...

Old news. Trikes are low. Not all 'bents are trikes. Even my lowracers are taller than trikes, and yet trike riders will tell me that a lowracer is too low to be practical. Also, when I commuted by...
06-12-24, 07:43 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,386
Posted By SirMike1983

You're probably safe from it down south. They...

You're probably safe from it down south. They stock brine for winter road treatment here and if they don't use all of it (which has been the case for several years in a row now), they use the excess...
06-11-24, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By boozergut

I'm on my second pair of these, available at...

I'm on my second pair of these, available at Amazon. They take a bit to break in but the padding is excellent. Superior Glove VIBGHFV/XL Vibrastop Goatskin Leather Palm Half-Finger...
06-11-24, 09:38 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,386
Posted By SirMike1983

If a bike like this helps people get outdoors,...

If a bike like this helps people get outdoors, onto bikes, and away from phones/screens, then great. As vintage bike enthusiasts, sometimes we get too picky. An affordable bike that helps people get...
06-10-24, 08:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 520
Posted By Duragrouch

(above) It's never the walk of shame. Even now,...

(above) It's never the walk of shame. Even now, after retrofitting my folder for lower gears to spin up, and gotten better at climbing standing, I still often get off to walk, as it exercises...
06-10-24, 01:17 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,797
Posted By bikingshearer

I've never been tempted to take a bike on a golf...

I've never been tempted to take a bike on a golf course path, but I ventured out to walk on them once or twice. The powers that be at the golf course got rather exercised about it. I can only imagine...
06-10-24, 12:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,247
Posted By BCDrums

There is a crimper built into this old Shimano...

There is a crimper built into this old Shimano cable/housing cutter. You can see it just above the spring. If you have a similar tool it might have one too.
...
06-10-24, 12:14 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,797
Posted By njkayaker

This is the basic rule everywhere. It's supposed...

This is the basic rule everywhere. It's supposed to be so self-evident that it doesn't need to be mentioned. (The lack of this rule would make it fine to plow into things if you had the right of way,...
06-10-24, 11:00 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,386
Posted By bikemig

You must be thinking about a different thread....

You must be thinking about a different thread. This thread is about whether how a C&V bike might stack up against this bike and whether one can be put together as this price point to "compete" with...
06-10-24, 04:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,346
Posted By randyjawa

Without a doubt, this puppy was the WORST bike...

Without a doubt, this puppy was the WORST bike that I have ever ridden......
06-09-24, 06:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 520
Posted By PromptCritical

Doubtful it is weak arms. I have found on our...

Doubtful it is weak arms. I have found on our tandem that moving weight forward (adding stuff from our rear rack to the front pack) helps.

Slow is challenging.
06-09-24, 09:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,573
Posted By Outrider1

I'd start another thread and see what type of...

I'd start another thread and see what type of drop bar bike the BF members think you should purchase for your kid.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-24, 08:15 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 6,083
Posted By indyfabz

In some cases, but in many others, you can...

In some cases, but in many others, you can control things through your behavior. I think many people don’t realize how much trouble they cause for themselves. Trouble that could have been avoided...
06-07-24, 03:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 602
Posted By mpetry912

yes smd4 just a drain hole in the bottom of the...

yes smd4 just a drain hole in the bottom of the BB will help a lot.

spray in a generous dose of WD40, or Boesheild, whatever

and then re-assemble

/markp
06-07-24, 03:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 602
Posted By smd4

Maybe you should consider some drain holes?

Maybe you should consider some drain holes?
06-07-24, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 602
Posted By One Wheel

Water in frame

I had a touch of sideways play in my crankset, so I decided to swap out my BB. Had to order it (LBS doesn't stock ISIS BBs) and the BB tool, then reorder the tool after the wrong one was ordered....
06-07-24, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By RH Clark

Thanks everyone. I took 2 links out of the chain...

Thanks everyone. I took 2 links out of the chain and adjusted B screw. Only rode a few miles afterward but no slipping yet and shifts great. I really appreciate the help. This was my first build...
06-07-24, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By cyccommute

The tool is a Rohloff HG/IG Sprocket wear...

The tool is a Rohloff HG/IG Sprocket wear indicator...
06-07-24, 04:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,271
Posted By Trakhak

That Trek is beautiful. Current 105 is highly...

That Trek is beautiful. Current 105 is highly respected and represents the sweet spot in the Shimano range for value for money.

As for the frame, I like aluminum bikes. Steel is fine, too, of...
06-06-24, 07:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,122
Posted By bikingshearer

I think that a blast of FrameSaver or Boeshield...

I think that a blast of FrameSaver or Boeshield or a similar product (or even zandoval's mixture) every few years (or even every more than a few years) will most likely keep your Fuji going strong...
06-06-24, 05:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,436
Posted By genejockey

I do tend to look down my nose at my own bike,...

I do tend to look down my nose at my own bike, while riding it. It's the geometry of the human face.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-24, 01:35 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 6,083
Posted By tomato coupe

By their own accounts, Dekker did expose himself...

By their own accounts, Dekker did expose himself in public, and they likely admitted it to the police when they were questioned outside the restaurant. So, the police were just doing their job.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-24, 01:32 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 6,083
Posted By genejockey

"Is anything worn under the kilt?" "Nae,...

"Is anything worn under the kilt?"

"Nae, lass! It's all gude as neew!"
06-04-24, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By 2old

I am far from an expert, but have him look at...

I am far from an expert, but have him look at Segway (ninebot) for stand up and GoTrax for seated since I've read good reviews of them (maybe it was a bicycle for GoTrax).
06-03-24, 03:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,650
Posted By 79pmooney

Two suggestions: 1) go for one or more rides with...

Two suggestions: 1) go for one or more rides with the wrenches to raise and lower the seat height and adjust seat tilt and position fore and aft. Maker small changes and do a few rides on that change...
06-03-24, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By NotTooSmart

working on it….

working on it….
06-03-24, 09:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,087
Posted By grumpus

I wish I'd done that before one of my recent...

I wish I'd done that before one of my recent rebuilds, but I forgot. I knew the rim had been battered, looked like it had hit a rock in a muddy field, but once I'd straightened the sidewalls I forgot...
06-02-24, 09:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 745
Posted By rsbob

Visions of the grammar school lunch ladies. But...

Visions of the grammar school lunch ladies. But if it works….
06-02-24, 08:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 745
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

As I learned recently here on BF: Hair net over...

As I learned recently here on BF:
Hair net over the helmet
Air goes through, bugs (generally) don't
06-02-24, 06:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,153
Posted By Bmach

They say you should because the material degrades...

They say you should because the material degrades over time and the protection is compromised. I usually get a new every 3-4 years because I get tired of the color or style.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-24, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By datlas

Performance kids’ bikes may be pricey and he is...

Performance kids’ bikes may be pricey and he is presumably still growing. I would consider a used XS performance road bike, you may have to get a woman’s model but if it fits, probably cheaper and...
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