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08-30-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,129
Posted By koala logs

That was my observation as well. A good...

That was my observation as well.

A good compromise I think is using barrier posts 20 ft apart. This way, you can still swerve in and out of the bike lane and still discourage motorists from...
08-30-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,129
Posted By koala logs

Only cyclists are hated but not commuters. Try to...

Only cyclists are hated but not commuters. Try to make yourself look like a commuter, wear bright colored loose clothing, and you'll face a lot less aggression on the road. When motorists see a...
08-30-22, 12:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 461
Posted By koala logs

I took the bike for a test today. Some mild...

I took the bike for a test today. Some mild sprinting, bumpy terrain and the problem is gone completely.

Fortunately, it was only minor "user error", and if not for the highly unusual source of...
08-30-22, 12:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 630
Posted By koala logs

Don't anyone here understand parodies? Way too...

Don't anyone here understand parodies? Way too serious about the hobby there's not a bit of room for humor?
08-29-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 630
Posted By koala logs

I didn't expect anyone would be offended being...

I didn't expect anyone would be offended being called a "cyclist".

What should we call ourselves then? Happy meal on wheels?
08-29-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 630
Posted By koala logs

You're close! Yeah, I suppose you can also...

You're close! Yeah, I suppose you can also answer based on your assumption. This game is based on this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EE8m8mmq1k
08-29-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 630
Posted By koala logs

Sample answer: Remove the leg hairs with...

Sample answer:

Remove the leg hairs with Brazilian Bikini Wax

and the game starts now!

What would a cyclist do a commuter wouldn't with their saddle?
08-29-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 630
Posted By koala logs

What would a cyclist do a commuter wouldn't?

This a game! Poster should answer the question of the last poster and then make another question. The topic is loosely based on the Cyclist vs Commuter video on youtube and think of this as the...
08-29-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,570
Posted By koala logs

Who in their right mind would load their bike...

Who in their right mind would load their bike with car battery to get better workout??? A truck battery is better.

Obviously, don't do it. If you can't find long climbs that are nearby, the best...
08-29-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 461
Posted By koala logs

Good news. I eliminated all the noise! You...

Good news. I eliminated all the noise!

You won't believe the solution: I loosened the QR skewer of the rear wheel by 1/8th of a turn! :foo::foo:

How I diagnosed the problem?

Yesterday, I...
08-29-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By koala logs

Usually, I don't even do recovery ride, just...

Usually, I don't even do recovery ride, just rest, no workout the next day after a hard session.

Perhaps, I'll do more tests and see which one is most effective for me.
08-29-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,570
Posted By koala logs

You don't really need to stand in a very short...

You don't really need to stand in a very short 12% climb unless don't have low enough gears.

Some more experienced riders would stand the entire 0.2 mile to sprint to the top. Sprinting (not...
08-29-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 811
Posted By koala logs

The bike looks like built for track and if you...

The bike looks like built for track and if you double the cadence for track sprinting, it becomes 46 mph (74 kph) and the speed is right around track sprinting speeds.

Here's how twice that...
08-29-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 461
Posted By koala logs

:lol: It's actually easy to flex the frame. Off...

:lol: It's actually easy to flex the frame. Off the bike while on either left or right side of the bike, hold the saddle or top tube and push the down pedal forward, (your forward, not the bike's...
08-29-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 461
Posted By koala logs

I'm holding on to the top tube only with both...

I'm holding on to the top tube only with both hands while trying to flex the frame. So it can't be the saddle. I've also checked the seatpost clamp and saddle. The seat post has grease and they're...
08-29-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 461
Posted By koala logs

So I decided to work on it. I found: - The...

So I decided to work on it. I found:

- The non-drive side BB cup isn't torqued high enough as it was relatively easy to loosen.
- 3 of the 5 bolts on the chainring is loose it almost fell off...
08-28-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 461
Posted By koala logs

You'll remove my BB in four seconds? I don't see...

You'll remove my BB in four seconds? I don't see how that is possible.
08-28-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By koala logs

Yeah baskets will always attach by nuts and bolts...

Yeah baskets will always attach by nuts and bolts so a thief can't just take them without using any tool. Less attractive to would-be thieves too.

The lightweight pannier bags I have are real nice...
08-28-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,509
Posted By koala logs

Not sure slim is attractive to females. I...

Not sure slim is attractive to females.

I thought it's a little bit wide, confidence in the right amounts, a smiling face, goofy, and a great sense of humor. The quintessential father-figure!
08-28-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 461
Posted By koala logs

It's a sealed square taper Shimano sealed...

It's a sealed square taper Shimano sealed cartridge that sells between $7 to $15 online. I've used it for 3 years without any issues until I started training my technique out of the saddle.

I...
08-28-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By koala logs

Forgot to mention, it's a cheap $10 30L pannier...

Forgot to mention, it's a cheap $10 30L pannier bags (two bags joined together) from aliexpress. It didn't have hooks you find on more expensive bags. the weight is supported on the rack by the...
08-28-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 461
Posted By koala logs

How long can I keep riding a squeaking BB

My BB went squeaky not long after I started doing lots of intervals pedaling out of the saddle with some mild, 1 minute sprints.

I can tighten it myself, I got the right tools and done it before...
08-28-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,060
Posted By koala logs

I count my blessings as well, creative...

I count my blessings as well, creative imagination, music. All these cumulatively help. There was a time it countered all my stresses, but now, they got too big! Hopefully 2023 would be different...
08-28-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,060
Posted By koala logs

Media/entertainment avoids showing things that...

Media/entertainment avoids showing things that don't make money. "Invest money on the winners, not the losers". Bad news, sad stuff, the "reality" makes people indulge less in spending and that's not...
08-28-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,060
Posted By koala logs

I do some of them like I stopped using Strava and...

I do some of them like I stopped using Strava and no onboard computer. Strava stops working on the mountains where I actually needed them, no signal!!!

I meditate frequently as well. But cycling +...
08-28-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 616
Posted By koala logs

Only If you only depended on situational...

Only If you only depended on situational awareness and nothing else, not even your brakes (including situations where using brakes is the best course of action). I doubt anyone here rides in such...
08-28-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,060
Posted By koala logs

Yes, absolutely, it's completely different...

Yes, absolutely, it's completely different scenario. One of them would involve huge amount of unavoidable stress. So they end with shorter lives, getting sick, getting cancer, etc.
08-28-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,382
Posted By koala logs

When we just had our stationary bike, the pedals...

When we just had our stationary bike, the pedals have quite pointed edges and I can feel it on the soles of my shoes and actually caused pain and even numbness.

Until a solution was found, I used...
08-28-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 616
Posted By koala logs

If you ask each BF member if they are an elitist...

If you ask each BF member if they are an elitist snob, everyone would answer NO, unless they're joking.

And so it would seem we don't have Elitist Snobs on BF. And if we don't have elitist snobs...
08-28-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 616
Posted By koala logs

Answer: An elitist snob have the latest...

Answer:

An elitist snob have the latest bling on brakes only to show off to friends but never actually uses them! "Only noobs uses brakes, elitist snobs have situational awareness!"

The...
08-28-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 616
Posted By koala logs

I take it that most BF members call their wives...

I take it that most BF members call their wives to pick them up if they get a flat and felt offended by my sample answer?

It's a game, it supposed to be funny. Answers are expected to be...
08-28-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,060
Posted By koala logs

Google it, it's not a made up phrase:) It's...

Google it, it's not a made up phrase:)

It's akin to financial stability is to "financial security". Thus, "food insecurity" means lack of secure food resources. In most cases, this is caused by...
08-28-22, 01:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,093
Posted By koala logs

It also means a Peugeot car will sometimes drive...

It also means a Peugeot car will sometimes drive on the bike lane or the shoulder. So you need to be on the lookout for Peugeot cars and ready to bailout from the lane if you see one!
08-28-22, 01:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By koala logs

"Permanently" attaching your pannier bags to the rack to prevent theft

I'm now finding it tedious to keep attaching and removing the panniers from the rack when I have to get inside a grocery store fearing the pannier bags might get stolen.

I wonder if I could punch...
08-28-22, 12:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,060
Posted By koala logs

That is correct. I deal with some degree of food...

That is correct. I deal with some degree of food insecurity from economic difficulties and mental issues from past trauma on top of it. But because of riding and some training, it's even worse, I...
08-28-22, 12:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 616
Posted By koala logs

Example post: They will call their wife to...

Example post:

They will call their wife to leave whatever thing they're doing, no matter how important to do a 3 hr round trip drive to pick them up.

What would an elitist snob do to their leg...
08-28-22, 12:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 616
Posted By koala logs

What would an elitist snob do?

This is a game.

The rule is simple. Poster answers the question of the last poster of the this thread and writes another question below their answer. You are allowed to repeat the same...
08-28-22, 12:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By koala logs

Are you sure he's 7 years old? And what bike is...

Are you sure he's 7 years old? And what bike is he riding?

I've come across lady commuters doing 120 rpm on a climb. They're doing it on the lowest gear. They're slow but still...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,793
Posted By koala logs

If you crash with the helmet on the bars, it can...

If you crash with the helmet on the bars, it can swing around with great violence, it goes for your mouth and smashes all your teeth.
08-27-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By koala logs

Sounds like you want a TT bike or a road bike...

Sounds like you want a TT bike or a road bike close to TT geometry like an aero road bike.

Keep in mind your thoughts about "more over the stroke" is all a matter of perspective. Since we...
08-27-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,093
Posted By koala logs

To some cultures, it's the symbol of justice. ...

To some cultures, it's the symbol of justice. People are either be the source of injustice, or work for a morally corrupt society, turns a blind eye to injustice, embracing ignorance or even...
08-27-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,554
Posted By koala logs

If I have to spend money like ordering a new set...

If I have to spend money like ordering a new set of tires or even new chain. I could barely pay my bills so it's a struggle. I had to cut back on my rides to only once or twice a week to stretch...
08-27-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,093
Posted By koala logs

have you tried digging 20 feet under the mark?

have you tried digging 20 feet under the mark?
08-27-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 13,572
Posted By koala logs

I've had the same $2 water bottle for 3 years...

I've had the same $2 water bottle for 3 years now. I use it all the time, both as ride bottle and when I'm just at home so I always have water at my side, no need to run to the fridge.

The...
08-27-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,399
Posted By koala logs

I really don't need superbright tail light nor...

I really don't need superbright tail light nor use tail light at all during the day. I have flourescent reflectorized stickers on my frame, rack, and rims. They're really bright on the brightest...
08-27-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,399
Posted By koala logs

Hmmm... Clown horn on a road bike... Might not...

Hmmm... Clown horn on a road bike... Might not be safe, they may think you're just goofing around!
08-27-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,509
Posted By koala logs

To become a professional zoom rider.

To become a professional zoom rider.
08-27-22, 06:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,060
Posted By koala logs

The problem with the experience you shared with...

The problem with the experience you shared with us, you are very tired the next day.

I can't afford such depleted state because I still have a day job where I still needed to engage >120% of my...
08-27-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,327
Posted By koala logs

The lack of trolls in Planet Rainbow nearly bored...

The lack of trolls in Planet Rainbow nearly bored me to death
08-26-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By koala logs

I agree. Many riders become a heel dipper in the...

I agree. Many riders become a heel dipper in the latter parts of a long ride including pros. There's no shame in it!

It's also possible the OP's reach or stack is excessive since lowering the...
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