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Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,656
Posted By tomato coupe

I smell popcorn.

I smell popcorn.
10-25-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,914
Posted By rumrunn6

you're doomed jk

you're doomed jk
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By Koyote

I followed that thread, and appreciate the follow...

I followed that thread, and appreciate the follow up! Glad you got it resolved.

Your post is also a great lesson in why a good LBS is sooo valuable. Sounds like they really went to bat for you.
10-06-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,239
Posted By Milton Keynes

Since this is a happy thread I thought I'd share...

Since this is a happy thread I thought I'd share a heartwarming story. A few months ago, one of my customers brought in her ~3 YO son's Thomas the Train bike to have the tires fixed. The tubes were...
10-06-22, 06:02 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,239
Posted By indyfabz

That is what riding in North Dakota is like. ...

That is what riding in North Dakota is like.

And there was this from a tour in Montana that I rolled back in 2016. Not one man-made sound could be heard. Only the sound of the wind rustling the...
10-05-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,239
Posted By Paul Barnard

This was my view from the dinner table this...

This was my view from the dinner table this evening.

https://i.postimg.cc/YSkZRsb4/thumbnail-49.jpg (https://postimg.cc/SnTgND0q)
10-05-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,239
Posted By Maelochs

You are traveling light. But you are traveling. ...

You are traveling light. But you are traveling.

I cannot envy you because this is a happy thread, so I will be happy for you.
Forum: Touring
09-24-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,591
Posted By stardognine

Darn dogs are unpredictable, too. 🙄 One time I...

Darn dogs are unpredictable, too. 🙄 One time I was riding North of the Golden Gate bridge and coming into Marin County, and stopped for a break. I was sitting on an old log, and heard someone...
08-27-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 19,228
Posted By kwb377

Because a bottle with a screw-on lid and...

Because a bottle with a screw-on lid and unregulated flow is exactly what I want to try and drink from while riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 01:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,310
Posted By chaadster

OMG, this valve stuff is getting out of hand. ...

OMG, this valve stuff is getting out of hand.

The valve should be airtight on its own, regardless of sealant and regardless of position.

Valve position when airing up should be irrelevant,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 954,028
Posted By clichty

Posting this in too many threads but oh well. ...

Posting this in too many threads but oh well.

Just picked up my new Moots Vamoots RCS. New DA12 Di2 with a Stages left arm PM (no dual sided available yet). Titanium everything...
05-14-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 870
Posted By gobicycling

My wife, Nora, approaching her 85th birthday.

Nora, in her 85th year, riding the neighborhood with human power.
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04-04-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,583
Posted By gene99

No, but I keep trying. :lol:

No, but I keep trying. :lol:
04-04-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,583
Posted By FBOATSB

I've read somewhere that brakeless fixies in...

I've read somewhere that brakeless fixies in heavy traffic are good for this.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 25,698
Posted By tony2v

I have two Moots road bikes, a 2006 Compact and a...

I have two Moots road bikes, a 2006 Compact and a 2018 custom Vamoots RSL. I got the RSL for my 60th birthday.
...
02-08-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,341
Posted By veganbikes

Plastic is fantastic:p

Plastic is fantastic:p
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,281
Posted By mstateglfr

You must not have kids. If a tub is OK to clean...

You must not have kids. If a tub is OK to clean off what kids get into thru their years growing up, a bike is nothing.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,281
Posted By GhostRider62

Does the bike get the little mint on the bed...

Does the bike get the little mint on the bed pillow before you tuck her in?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 898
Posted By bikecrate

That was pretty good. I like the guy jumping from...

That was pretty good. I like the guy jumping from the tree to join in.
Forum: Commuting
01-11-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,391
Posted By cyccommute

Being stranded at work is far superior to be...

Being stranded at work is far superior to be stranded under an overpass during a raging thunderstorm. At least it’s drier and warmer. Colorado thunderstorms can drop the temperature 20 to 30į. Wet...
12-15-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,810
Posted By Koyote

There are too many variables involved to give a...

There are too many variables involved to give a reliable answer over the internet. You should buy your next bike from a good shop that will do a proper fitting.
12-12-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,227
Posted By Trsnrtr

"A man with a watch...

"A man with a watch (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watch) knows what time (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time) it is. A man with two watches is never sure."

Seems to apply to GPS devices, too.
11-29-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,032
Posted By skidder

I used to work with a guy that came from Florida...

I used to work with a guy that came from Florida and went back during the holidays. When back there he liked to play golf, and if an alligator appeared on the course they'd just shrug it off (meh!)...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,483
Posted By zatopek

Don Ho just spun in his grave.

Don Ho just spun in his grave.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,140
Posted By WhyFi

I might eat this at the end of a long ride. Rest...

I might eat this at the end of a long ride. Rest stop, though? Good god, no.
11-03-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,303
Posted By Maelochs

Yuo0 realize you are now obligated to post...

Yuo0 realize you are now obligated to post numerous pics and start a dedicated Build thread, right?

:D
10-19-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,418
Posted By Hasek

Ummm....errrr, yup.

Ummm....errrr, yup.
10-18-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,418
Posted By jon c.

If you're near the water, store the bike inside...

If you're near the water, store the bike inside if you can. We have a few old bikes on the screen porch of our beach house and they rust out just sitting there. But I don't know of anyone who has...
Forum: Touring
08-30-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,937
Posted By indyfabz

Seems it was only 4. ...

Seems it was only 4.

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08-27-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 909
Posted By unterhausen

Call your doctor, that isn't right. There can be...

Call your doctor, that isn't right. There can be side effects, but they are exceedingly rare beyond a little soreness and fever the next day. If they are still there after a week they need to be...
Forum: Touring
08-20-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 206,262
Posted By denaffen

I joined the club today ...

I joined the club today ...
06-21-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,565
Posted By msu2001la

What credit/financing offers are you referring...

What credit/financing offers are you referring to? Are banks really doing bike loans?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,206
Posted By bruce19

If you find a bike that is the last bike you will...

If you find a bike that is the last bike you will ever want, you are clearly not BF material.
06-06-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,191
Posted By Ramshackle

This forum is viewed by people around the world....

This forum is viewed by people around the world. The pettiness in criticizing how Biden is riding his bike or what equipment he has makes Americans look silly (I could have used a stronger word). I'm...
Forum: Touring
05-24-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,850
Posted By indyfabz

Definitely a pump.

Definitely a pump.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 996
Posted By Sy Reene

Correction for OP.. you meant "It's Gotta be da...

Correction for OP.. you meant "It's Gotta be da shoes"
...
Forum: Touring
04-12-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,708
Posted By thumpism

Don't let the solo threat stop you. More...

Don't let the solo threat stop you. More opportunity for adventure!
04-09-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,884
Posted By Kapusta

I was talking about lighter weight hiking shoes,...

I was talking about lighter weight hiking shoes, not heavy weight boots. Like my Tevas, Azolo, and Solomons.

Hiking boots for heavy loads or off trail hiking are not what the OP is looking for or...
04-05-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,109
Posted By Koyote

Ha ha. I got a custom Gunnar frame built a...

Ha ha.

I got a custom Gunnar frame built a couple years ago, and one of the standard colors (they rotate periodically) was called "Monetary Green." I didn't even make the connection, but my wife...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By Grouperdawg

I should be there, itís an awesome event. ...

I should be there, itís an awesome event. Probably make a decision on which one closer to event. I did it a couple weeks ago from the rock pile with some friends chill pace was really enjoyable...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 25,698
Posted By Doomrider74

Ive nothing of value to add to the OP except to...

Ive nothing of value to add to the OP except to say, personally, I think its criminal to paint titanium frames: that raw titanium look is part of the beauty of owning a ti frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,882
Posted By Cyclist0108

I need to talk my kids out of going to college.

I need to talk my kids out of going to college.
Replies: 7
Views: 2,308
Posted By downtube42

Formally Rejected

On a pandemic inspired whim, going stir-crazy with all the 2020 events canceled, I made a short video and submitted it to a film festival. Inspiration came while I was on my indoor trainer. I asked...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,310
Posted By merlinextraligh

I’ll grant you no one knows for a certainty the...

I’ll grant you no one knows for a certainty the long term risks of Covid vaccines. As Economists are want joke in the long term we’re all dead. So if we want absolute certaint, we could study mRNA...
03-19-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,654
Posted By Trsnrtr

Yes, with my wife, and again in the Fall for her...

Yes, with my wife, and again in the Fall for her 70th.
03-15-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,654
Posted By Sojodave

I think the title should be "race bike" vs...

I think the title should be "race bike" vs "endurance bike". I just built up a Specialized Roubaix Pro frame and I debated on whether I should get a race frame. I am not a racer, but I do several...
03-12-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,654
Posted By Road Fan

Hear, hear! But without a good fit including...

Hear, hear! But without a good fit including saddle choice, the others aren't enough.
03-12-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,654
Posted By scottfsmith

Along with the frame material don’t forget about...

Along with the frame material don’t forget about those fat and cushy 38c’s that you have on the Trek 520.

In summary heres what us old stiff guys need for a good long road ride:

A shock...
03-10-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,654
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'm 75 and my answer is not while there's breath...

I'm 75 and my answer is not while there's breath in my body! Those thoughts are put there by the Devil, to entice you into somnolence so he can have his way with your body. Just say Yes to life!
...
03-10-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,654
Posted By scottfsmith

I am pushing 60 and switched to a Roubaix about a...

I am pushing 60 and switched to a Roubaix about a year ago partly based on recommendation from my LBS. I wished I had switched ten years earlier, the difference is small enough on the speed side and...
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