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01-19-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,551
Posted By tonybano

Crazy story! Congrats on getting the bike back!

Crazy story! Congrats on getting the bike back!
01-19-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,551
Posted By gpburdell

Yes, though I'd consider that fairly improbable. ...

Yes, though I'd consider that fairly improbable. The thief likely didn't give it away for nothing on Offerup.

My guess would be the guy did buy it, and upon learning it was stolen he realized he...
01-19-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,551
Posted By livedarklions

Given the outcome, the most likely explanation to...

Given the outcome, the most likely explanation to me is that the bike purchaser let himself get conned into believing a too-good-to-be-true deal was legitimate (suspension of disbelief in order to...
01-19-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,551
Posted By fishboat

Glad he got the bike back. A rather odd and rare...

Glad he got the bike back. A rather odd and rare event. (reminder to self..finish entering data on my bikes on the site..)

May or may not matter to your son, but a little research may indicate...
01-19-22, 04:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,551
Posted By PeteHski

Wow! Very surprising story.

Wow! Very surprising story.
01-19-22, 03:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,551
Posted By OldTryGuy

:thumb: :thumb: and at the same time :foo: ...

:thumb: :thumb: and at the same time :foo:

Possible explanation -- PWB knowingly looks for possible stolen bike - obtains the bike - then makes the effort to return to owner without personal gain...
01-18-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,551
Posted By pdlamb

Make sure the kid has no credit cards and no more...

Make sure the kid has no credit cards and no more that $10 in his wallet if he does go to meet the PWB.
01-18-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,551
Posted By Riveting

I takes nerve to contact and then try to "sell"...

I takes nerve to contact and then try to "sell" the bike back to the person you stole it from. So I'm leaning towards the "person with bike" being legit and trying to get the bike back to the...
01-18-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,551
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

I would just assume the person with the bike had...

I would just assume the person with the bike had something to do with it getting gone. It might not be true, but that's my thinking. Not much to do about it but get it back as cheap as possible
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,213
Posted By Girona_Kiwi

Nah, if this is the kind of place that the newbie...

Nah, if this is the kind of place that the newbie has to do the reporting, then forget it. Let this be a monument to Fredo who posted more replies than anyone else, all of them critical of others and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Garmin can set data pages up on a phone now

Currently only for their new watches, but now that they've built the technology they'll probably leverage it for Edges too. People hate doing this on the device, and Garmin presumably hates losing...
01-18-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,551
Posted By gpburdell

We can suppose all sorts of stuff. PWB...

We can suppose all sorts of stuff.

PWB (person with the bike) apparently has possession of it and is interested in some sort of transaction to get it back to the original owner.

Yes, it's...
01-18-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,551
Posted By rumrunn6

or a real-life extortionist ... sorry I'm jaded

or a real-life extortionist ... sorry I'm jaded
01-18-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,551
Posted By Darth Lefty

A real life Robin Hood, surely

A real life Robin Hood, surely
01-18-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,551
Posted By 70sSanO

My concern is it only happened a few days ago and...

My concern is it only happened a few days ago and someone has already bought the bike and afterward checks to see if it was stolen.

Just meet at the police station parking lot if he really wants...
01-18-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,551
Posted By Iride01

If it was stolen, I'd let the police handle it...

If it was stolen, I'd let the police handle it entirely and just find out what my homeowners insurance or any other possible insurance I have might pay on the bike and not worry about getting the...
01-18-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,735
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Have a look at the Strava global heat map for the...

Have a look at the Strava global heat map for the area, there's usually a good reason people are choosing the roads they ride on.
01-13-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,568
Posted By Germany_chris

Gravel bikes encompass a fairly large spectrum of...

Gravel bikes encompass a fairly large spectrum of bikes for super slack to road with a larger fork and some space on the chainstay's...

I ride "gravel" because I don't ride to go fast I ride for...
01-12-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,568
Posted By Kapusta

Gravel Bikes are Road Bikes that don’t suck on...

Gravel Bikes are Road Bikes that don’t suck on Gravel.

or as I prefer to put it:

Gravel Bikes are Road Bikes that don’t suck.
01-11-22, 12:33 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,568
Posted By base2

Because car drivers murder vulnerable road users...

Because car drivers murder vulnerable road users & no prosecutor or cop is even slightly interested in calling BS on simple lies like "I didn't see him," or, "He came out of nowhere."

Simply put:...
01-10-22, 11:57 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,568
Posted By GhostRider62

Because cagers are killing us with impunity

Because cagers are killing us with impunity
01-07-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,184
Posted By genejockey

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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01-06-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,184
Posted By shelbyfv

Shimano.... :innocent:

Shimano.... :innocent:
12-18-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,578
Posted By rsbob

Another tip is when you put on a tire, align the...

Another tip is when you put on a tire, align the label of the tire with the valve stem. Doing that, when you dismount the tube you will have a good idea of where the offending object entered the tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,112
Posted By genec

:lol: Uh, never mind... as far as I am...

:lol:

Uh, never mind... as far as I am concerned, voice control doesn't work well enough anyway.
12-01-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,203
Posted By GhostRider62

I responded to the silly post that there has been...

I responded to the silly post that there has been no inflation in the past 40+ years, proving otherwise. Good for you, many of us got mauled by inflation.
11-25-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,715
Posted By digger

Agreed. It is presumptuous to assume my...

Agreed. It is presumptuous to assume my pronouns. But it is ok, hard to break old habits.
11-25-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,754
Posted By WhyFi

I would suggest that you learn the way most kids...

I would suggest that you learn the way most kids learn these days - work exclusively on balance first (I'd go so far as to remove the crankset and chain) and, when you've got that down, add pedaling...
11-23-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1,397
Views: 437,700
Posted By capnjonny

Black is beautiful Bianchi

1982 Bianchi Champione Del Mundo as received
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upon completion
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11-23-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,345
Posted By cxwrench

It's just White Industries, no Chris. The guy's...

It's just White Industries, no Chris. The guy's name is Doug White. And while possible like Thermonic posted, it won't shift worth a damn. That's a 22 tooth difference. Modern compacts with a 16...
11-18-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,404
Posted By Sy Reene

There are these conversion cassettes, but not...

There are these conversion cassettes, but not sure how likely it is you have a campy RD for 10s that can do a 32 or 34 tooth cassette:...
11-09-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,020
Posted By degan

Just don't get too crazy otherwise the post will...

Just don't get too crazy otherwise the post will be too small afterwords.
11-01-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,866
Posted By Kapusta

It is a price point thing. A reliable dropper is...

It is a price point thing. A reliable dropper is a hard thing to include on a cheaper bike. How a bike shop person did not know this is beyond me.

But pretty much any decent mtb these days will...
11-01-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,866
Posted By prj71

The reasoning is to lower your center of gravity...

The reasoning is to lower your center of gravity for stability and safety when going downhill.

Pretty sad that the the salesman didn't know why. They shouldn't even be employed at the bike shop...
10-30-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 905
Posted By TiHabanero

Agree with your sentiment on the DOT fluid. No...

Agree with your sentiment on the DOT fluid. No thanks. Mineral oil is the way to go on a bicycle.
10-30-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 905
Posted By veloz

Shimano for hydro +1. Even their most inexpensive...

Shimano for hydro +1. Even their most inexpensive sets work dependably. I’ve replaced a bunch of Avids, a couple Tektro and one one Hayes set. Take that as a quality rating. If you ride a lot, don’t...
10-28-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,654
Posted By ThermionicScott

I never could get the hang of Thursdays.

I never could get the hang of Thursdays.
10-27-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,095
Posted By delbiker1

Thinking that your preference is the only one...

Thinking that your preference is the only one that makes sense, makes no sense.
10-27-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,095
Posted By livedarklions

To OP, that makes no sense,

To OP, that makes no sense,
10-27-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,866
Posted By Darth Lefty

It definitely won't make up for getting ten years...

It definitely won't make up for getting ten years older! lol
10-27-21, 04:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,433
Posted By dedhed

Isn't this the point of insurance?

Isn't this the point of insurance?
10-25-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,866
Posted By tyrion

You're missing one fork leg.

You're missing one fork leg.
10-24-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 968
Posted By Rolla

I have a 700 x 43 gravel bike and a 650b x 47...

I have a 700 x 43 gravel bike and a 650b x 47 “all-road” bike. I vastly prefer the 650b; the acceleration, traction, and comfort are all superior, at least where I ride.
10-24-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 968
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes it's viable.

Yes it's viable.
10-24-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 968
Posted By ThermionicScott

What do you mean by "viable"? I've come back from...

What do you mean by "viable"? I've come back from every gravel ride I've done on 650B, to the best of my knowledge. Ditto for the gravel rides on 700C or 26".

A big footprint helps on big, loose...
10-24-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 968
Posted By ChrisCrash

I have two bikes with 650b. One drop bar with...

I have two bikes with 650b. One drop bar with 47mm WTB byways, and a flat bar with gravel kings, 650x48. These are pretty much what I ride all the time, and I have some other good bikes - carbon...
10-24-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 968
Posted By chaadster

Don’t forget that high-volume goes a long way...

Don’t forget that high-volume goes a long way towards obviating the need for aggressive tread. I run 650b x 48 file tread, and for gravel roads, it’s fine. In trail riding conditions, you may want...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,782
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Only a spouse says "too many bikes."

Only a spouse says "too many bikes."
10-11-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,420
Posted By Kapusta

What I find most interesting is how many people...

What I find most interesting is how many people are so triggered by the authors initial description of the interaction that they completely missed the point of the rest of article…. if they even...
10-09-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,627
Posted By Sy Reene

So, in other words, shimming your foot might not...

So, in other words, shimming your foot might not at all be the correct solution. Got it. :rolleyes:
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