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Forum: Touring
11-17-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 966
Posted By Yan

There are tons of cheap and free camping in NY if...

There are tons of cheap and free camping in NY if you are driving a car or have the freedom to go wherever you want.

If you are on a bike with a fixed destination on a two day weekend tour, you're...
11-16-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 266
Posted By Sluggo

I agree with all the posts suggesting making the...

I agree with all the posts suggesting making the nails bend over. However, the only time I used a "iron upside-down-foot thing cobblers used" I broke it. Too vigorous with the hammer, I guess. But...
11-15-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,264
Posted By RCMoeur

After working on hundreds of sets of Vs, I have...

After working on hundreds of sets of Vs, I have noticed a wide range of quality levels, generally tied to price point. Many big-box bikes have stamped steel Vs (sometimes with plastic covers) with...
Forum: Touring
11-12-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 565
Posted By Steve B.

Here's a few photo's. #1 attempts to show the...

Here's a few photo's. #1 attempts to show the fender at the bottom bracket mount, Not a ton of clearance and no way to install the bolt back to front, which is the easiest access method. i also...
Forum: Touring
11-07-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 904
Posted By veganbikes

Emails or texting would probably be the way to...

Emails or texting would probably be the way to go.That or using CrazyGuyOnABike. I wouldn't use Facebook or affiliated companies even if he paid me. Just like I don't drink water directly out of the...
11-03-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 531
Posted By StanSeven

Moderation note - don’t post details of any...

Moderation note - don’t post details of any accidents online. All the information becomes widely available then which may impact your rights and possible liabilities. The original post was edited.
10-25-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 17,618
Posted By Hondo6

That's certainly been my experience. I find them...

That's certainly been my experience. I find them much easier on the knees. They're on the bike I ride most often and will go on the next build as well.

Well, hell - I didn't notice the date of...
Forum: Touring
10-17-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,287
Posted By Yan

You'll have to go to the used market. ...

You'll have to go to the used market.

Earlier this summer I bought a Co-motion Nor'wester Tour Co-pilot frame on eBay for $900. This is a very high end S&S coupled frame that cost over $3500 new...
10-14-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 563
Posted By albrt

I was talking to an LBS veteran today, and he...

I was talking to an LBS veteran today, and he said a dork disc is actually a good idea with those old aero spokes. They apparently do not respond well to chain derailments.

I can probably scare...
10-08-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,821
Posted By genec

Maybe what you have in Canada is a lot more...

Maybe what you have in Canada is a lot more protected than the typical "buffered" bike lanes in So Cal... mere lines of paint don't offer a lot of "protection."

On the other hand, the best bike...
10-07-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,821
Posted By SalsaShark

People that want to ride will find a way to ride....

People that want to ride will find a way to ride.
These 'barriers' only seem to hinder people that don't really have the mindset to cycle in the first place. It really boils down to comfort. People...
10-07-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5,401
Views: 569,530
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Sheldonís contraption has worked well for me with...

Sheldonís contraption has worked well for me with tough French BBs.
Cheers,
Van
10-07-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 651
Posted By alcjphil

Upgrading to alloy rims is a huge improvement and...

Upgrading to alloy rims is a huge improvement and it isn't only about weight. In wet conditions alloy rims will still provide decent braking. Steel rims, on the other hand, pretty much provide zero...
10-06-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5,401
Views: 569,530
Posted By Hondo6

Regarding BB tools: have you seen this (about 1/3...

Regarding BB tools: have you seen this (about 1/3 from end of article)?

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tooltips/bbcups.html

Might be worth a try. Parts to fabricate same certainly won't cost...
Forum: Touring
10-05-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,138
Posted By saddlesores

yes, with 26" wheels and 1.90 tires, that's...

yes, with 26" wheels and 1.90 tires, that's 15.75" vs.16.75". good in theory and great in practice, especially when climbing heavily loaded up a long, steep hill, which could make the difference...
Forum: Touring
10-05-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,138
Posted By Pratt

If I had to give up a chainring doing loaded...

If I had to give up a chainring doing loaded touring, the big one would get the chop. It is easier to coast down a hill, than walk up it.
09-27-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 969
Posted By squirtdad

you can build a var 30 like tool from the...

you can build a var 30 like tool from the hardware store

it has worked well for me. also I like freeze-off and it helps to whack what ever tool your are using to add some shock, this tool...
09-24-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,348
Posted By Maelochs

He means "Get out of the bike lane and into the...

He means "Get out of the bike lane and into the traffic lane if it will help people Not hit you."

If you nearly got hit, something went wrong. Blame the driver, or the other driver, or the traffic...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,833
Posted By mdarnton

Chuck Naill My commute is five+ miles each...

Chuck Naill

My commute is five+ miles each way, daily cost after initial investment is near zero. Time is 30 minutes each way.

The bus is $4 per day, Each trip takes 30 to 55 minutes,...
09-16-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 554
Posted By Milton Keynes

Nothing wrong with the kickstand.

Nothing wrong with the kickstand.
09-15-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,348
Posted By Maelochs

I use a lot of (other-than-single-digit) hand...

I use a lot of (other-than-single-digit) hand signals to let cars know that I know they are there and that I am paying attention. if I am coming to a blind curve and take the lane, I will signal...
09-14-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,446
Posted By bikehoco

This site has become so inhospitable. When...

This site has become so inhospitable. When certain people see a thread that doesnít interest them, they write trolling comments rather than just ignoring it.
Forum: Touring
09-08-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,552
Posted By djb

as often what comes to my mind with these...

as often what comes to my mind with these discussions, and what I often mention, is that its common to already own a,b or c item that is heavier or bulkier than other options, but we just keep using...
09-06-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,639
Posted By prj71

When there are people on e-bikes that almost run...

When there are people on e-bikes that almost run into me on the paved path (something that I have never once experienced with those that pedal on this trail) that does sort of affect me and other...
09-06-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,639
Posted By bikemig

Agreed that the problem of unsafe riding is not...

Agreed that the problem of unsafe riding is not exclusive to e-bikes but maybe they make the problem worse as people with relatively poor bike handling experience are going faster than they otherwise...
09-06-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,639
Posted By msu2001la

E-bikes are fun to ride. I would've absolutely...

E-bikes are fun to ride. I would've absolutely wanted something like that when I was a kid. I didn't care about the "physical fitness" aspect of cycling until I was much older. I rode bikes because...
09-06-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,639
Posted By prj71

I get the commuting aspect of it and I've thought...

I get the commuting aspect of it and I've thought about one for myself so I don't come into the office all sweaty. The recreational aspect I can kind of see, but usually most of us get into cycling...
09-06-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,639
Posted By _ForceD_

I ďgetĒ it, but I donít necessarily like the way...

I ďgetĒ it, but I donít necessarily like the way itís evolving. Itís a cheaper and easier (I think) way to get around. And thatís good, I guess, if/when itís used by responsible riders. But for less...
08-27-22, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By Dave Mayer

Whatever you do, do not let couriers (any) touch...

Whatever you do, do not let couriers (any) touch the bike; you'll be hit with a bunch of extortionist indefensible charges that will be multiples of actual cross-border duties, taxes and shipping...
01-05-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,439
Posted By TiHabanero

Much the same as Specialized owned outlets. Less...

Much the same as Specialized owned outlets. Less selection on the shelves if it is not company branded or sub-branded stuff. You get locked into their ecosystem. Unfortunate for the companies out...
12-07-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,487
Posted By Riveting

If I'm going to use a mirror, typically only if...

If I'm going to use a mirror, typically only if on a group ride where I may be responsible for keeping track of those behind me, it'll only be the Take-A-Look (https://takealookactive.com) helmet...
12-01-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,736
Posted By Korina

Around here the vines are blackberry; flimsy but...

Around here the vines are blackberry; flimsy but with large thorns, eager to rip flesh; they arch out of the ground and dangle from trees.


Good idea, thanks. I just replaced my old yellow foam...
11-24-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,585
Posted By work4bike

That's funny, because I also ride at least a...

That's funny, because I also ride at least a 100-miles per week, but rarely ride on trails; however, of the times I have ridden on the trails, I hated it. You'd think someone that rides "thousands of...
11-24-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,621
Posted By Kilroy1988

Attainable C&V You Want but just Haven't Got!

Hello,

Thought this might be a fun thread idea... I've been into this for a bit more than a decade now (which seems a long time considering I'm only 33). Some of the first fine vintage bicycles I...
11-23-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,585
Posted By work4bike

Threads like this reminds me just how good I have...

Threads like this reminds me just how good I have it out on the roads:)
11-22-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,585
Posted By Iride01

I never made the connection of distance not...

I never made the connection of distance not startling the person you are passing. But with some exceptions for very noob walkers and cyclist, I think you are on to something there.

One of the...
11-18-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,015
Posted By Paul Barnard

That's my kind of riding. I lose interest when...

That's my kind of riding. I lose interest when cycling becomes work. Fun is my priority. Thankfully cycling is a beautiful blend of fun and fitness.
11-18-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,015
Posted By shelbyfv

I enjoy riding by myself and the best local roads...

I enjoy riding by myself and the best local roads are right out my door. The problem is I ride at least 5mph slower than when I'm with my group. Soon I'll be unable to keep up and I'll have to go...
11-12-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By LAJ

No reason for anyone to throw a fit over correct...

No reason for anyone to throw a fit over correct and logical help.
11-11-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By cxwrench

Funny, whenever I set up a new derailleur I...

Funny, whenever I set up a new derailleur I adjust the limit screws before attaching the cable. This has never caused any issues for me. Doing it this way keeps me from shifting over the large cog...
11-09-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,023
Posted By rowerek

Many drivers underestimate how fast some of the...

Many drivers underestimate how fast some of the road bikes can travel.

Recently, I was biking at about 20mph in the neighborhood taking advantage of empty streets and perfect visibility, and could...
Forum: Touring
10-27-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,192
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Clothing, I always have a down vest. Packs really...

Clothing, I always have a down vest. Packs really tiny, weighs almost nothing. Front open, adds little warmth, front zipped or snapped up and adds more. Under a windbreaker or rain jacket it adds a...
10-22-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,548
Posted By wolfchild

100% waterproof and 100% breathable doesn't...

100% waterproof and 100% breathable doesn't exist, the isn't a fabric out there that can keep water out and let sweat out at the same time...You have a choice, you can either accept getting wet with...
10-20-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,691
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I think freewheels and square taper BB's are on...

I think freewheels and square taper BB's are on the endangered list.
Forum: Touring
10-20-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,222
Posted By staehpj1

[/indent]I can see that, but I don't find the...

[/indent]I can see that, but I don't find the need to carry most of the stuff I carry in my pockets when at home. I recall one guy saying, "Where do you put your wallet and keys?". The question...
Forum: Touring
10-16-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,962
Posted By djb

gearing and attitude from a 1970s Paris-Roubaix,...

gearing and attitude from a 1970s Paris-Roubaix, right out of an Eddy Merckx quote

I loved how when with the ladies, you made the "drastic" change from a 45 to a 44t chain ring.
Times change,...
10-10-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 875
Posted By PeteHski

This is not the first time the OP has posted...

This is not the first time the OP has posted about "extreme fatigue" after short rides and Gatorade always seems to be his solution. For me it would be time to see the doc rather than grasp at...
10-10-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,420
Posted By shelbyfv

Sounds as if the writer has a bunch of grievances...

Sounds as if the writer has a bunch of grievances and vented on some poor guy just trying to ride his bike. Doesn't seem to be any good reason they were obstructing the path. :foo:
10-06-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,741
Posted By CrankyOne

A key principle of the Sustainable Safety is:...

A key principle of the Sustainable Safety is: Homogeneity (of mass, speed and direction of road users).

Mass includes size, weight and inertia (or power). E-bikes have greater inertia/power so a...
10-04-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,993
Posted By nycphotography

The pepper spray isn't for the dog, it's for the...

The pepper spray isn't for the dog, it's for the owner.

And if I am dog phobic, then the dogs running up to me DOES equate to a threat, as it is likely to result in a crash, whether the dogs are...
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