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11-26-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 667
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...in future years, you will be able to...

.
...in future years, you will be able to accurately predict when it is going to rain. So that's a positive. :)
Forum: Commuting
11-26-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By phtomita

Mud flap

Very happy with my home made flap, 1 inch to surface and keeps my shoe cover and bb area clean.
2 zip ties and piece of table mat :)...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 02:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,076
Posted By sjanzeir

So here's where we're at: ...

So here's where we're at:


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I picked up these NOS Sora 2x7...
11-24-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By rumrunn6

Happy Thanksgiving

dunno if there was already a thread for today. wishing you all a good day. I know some of us have lost loved ones this year, (ppl & pets) & they will be missed. my Dad always liked to take the family...
11-22-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By Bald Paul

Change in plans (getting back into shape)

After a year of almost no riding (only about 250 miles total) I'm now able to start up again.
At my age (70) a year off takes more of a toll on your conditioning than it used to.
I've finding...
11-21-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By Bob Ross

Ya wanna really impress the youngsters, you...

Ya wanna really impress the youngsters, you should ride your bike to and from the colonoscopy!
11-20-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By sam21fire

Yep, same with me. There's one other guy...

Yep, same with me. There's one other guy (younger) that occasionally rides to work but I think he's only a mile or so away, and he never rides in the winter (Green Bay WI). Being a native of Southern...
11-18-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By Chukbacca

Bike tow truck…sort of

I used to pick up my kids from school using a tandem and a pedal trailer behind it. As they outgrew the pedal trailers, I was trying to figure a way to allow me to pick them up from school on the...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 966
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I ended up installing a Sunlite rack and...

I ended up installing a Sunlite rack and ziptie’ing a Wald basket to it:
...
11-18-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By tegnamo

My plywood platform attachment for Tern GSD

For how last minute this build initially was, I'm pretty happy with it. I originally just had a 2' x 4' sheet of plywood that I drilled some holes in and threaded ratchet straps through. Took about...
11-17-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By ZIPP2001

Hibernation Begins !

Well lets clear that up a bit, winter hibernation begins for my road bikes. As freezing temps start to roll in and become the norm snow and ice season are soon to follow. Now the trail bikes move...
11-17-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,689
Posted By BTinNYC

FTP test this AM and it's up to 212 from 191 in...

FTP test this AM and it's up to 212 from 191 in the late summer. Zwift FTP Test (shorter).
It's all in for the next 6 months, I signed up for the GFNY on May 21.
Not going gentle into that good...
11-16-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By JanMM

I was a daily bike commuter when wife and I lived...

I was a daily bike commuter when wife and I lived in Atlanta but wasn’t much cold weather riding to brag about. And way too young to be a candidate for a screening colonoscopy.
For last 3 decades of...
11-16-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 874
Posted By 10 Wheels

Tri Focals from Sears. ...

Tri Focals from Sears.
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11-16-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 874
Posted By Milton Keynes

I just wear my regular prescription glasses with...

I just wear my regular prescription glasses with sunglasses which clip on to them.
11-14-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 566
Posted By rumrunn6

I'd like to see a helmet cam view of this ride...

I'd like to see a helmet cam view of this ride segment

I have found, that some videos I take are boring &/or not worth sharing, but they often help me retrace my steps & I can ponder what I did &...
11-13-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 426
Posted By rumrunn6

good meme except for the "fat girl" part

good meme except for the "fat girl" part
11-12-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 680
Posted By Korina

A lovely photo essay on bicycles

So beautiful. Makes me want to ride my bike, if it wasn't raining. :)

https://stevemccurry.blog/2022/09/22/the-noblest-invention/
Forum: Commuting
11-11-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By Darth Lefty

I splurged and got another Mountain Morph. Now I...

I splurged and got another Mountain Morph. Now I have one for the commuter and one for the MTB. The commuter one is right now on the commuter bag and not on the bike, so I still need to remember to...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By rumrunn6

nice. a few years ago I went thru my bag & found...

nice. a few years ago I went thru my bag & found 3 chain tools! argh!
11-10-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 852
Posted By fishboat

White bar tape that stays pure white..no kidding

Some bikes scream for white bar tape and when it's first wrapped on the bars it looks..perfect. Unless the bike is a wall-hanger, then comes the first ride and that lovely white tape...
11-10-22, 03:54 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,154
Posted By 1989Pre

It depends on the type of riding and a couple...

It depends on the type of riding and a couple dozen other factors.
11-09-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 622
Posted By Koyote

Your wheels state both a tire diameter AND width?...

Your wheels state both a tire diameter AND width? That would be very unusual. Are you sure about this?



This part is confusing, too. You mention two different wheelset sizes.

Best solution...
11-09-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 622
Posted By Reynolds 531

This is a lose lose situation for all involved....

This is a lose lose situation for all involved. This has happened to all of us at one time or another.

The simplest way to avoid such mismatch in the future is in this article...
11-08-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,182
Posted By phedge

We've been a dying breed, for a century or so. ...

We've been a dying breed,
for a century or so.

The point of our extinction,
is beyond the horizon.
11-07-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 710
Posted By gobicycling

Aging as we go

Well, I made it to 83yo today. 22 years more than my dad. Many changes past 3+ years in our lives, but we keep plodding on. Too many of my friends are no longer with us. I still bike, swim, walk,...
11-06-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,995
Posted By striker65

My buddy has an air horn, dogs usually back up.

My buddy has an air horn, dogs usually back up.
Forum: Commuting
11-06-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 15,350
Posted By tsl

Holy zombie thread, Batman! I retired five...

Holy zombie thread, Batman!

I retired five years ago. Didn't stick. I went back a year later, only as a "Page", a minimum-wage position best described as, "Just the old guy who puts the books...
11-05-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 577
Posted By davester

The most obvious solution I can think of is to...

The most obvious solution I can think of is to get an inexpensive step-through or vintage mixte bike to dedicate to the trainer. After all, there's no need for a standard men's frame or high...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-22, 12:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By Robvolz

Yo Portland Peeps, cheap fender night!!

Hey there, I volunteer at the Bike Farm, a co-op on NE 1st street by Broadway Toyota.

We are have a $10 fender sale. Plus we have all the park tools and swear words to help you get your fender...
11-03-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 582
Posted By pdlamb

Most of my blinky use has been commuting (until...

Most of my blinky use has been commuting (until the last few years). It's easier to keep a pair of spare batteries in a pannier and pop them in when the light doesn't work when I'm ready to head...
11-03-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 582
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I prefer lights that use standard AAA batteries. ...

I prefer lights that use standard AAA batteries. I use the rechargeable Panasonic Eneloop cells with a smart charger. Carrying a spare set of batteries means that there are no worries about a dead...
11-01-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,681
Posted By rsbob

wow! https://youtu.be/Z5i77423-Vc

wow! https://youtu.be/Z5i77423-Vc
11-01-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By ZIPP2001

Life Beyond the Darkside

It's been quite some time since I last visited this trail network. So why not make it a field trip Friday visit and have some fun. I knew the trails would be slow and soft from all the rain we have...
10-31-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 618
Posted By tomato coupe

The best defense is a good offense.

The best defense is a good offense.
10-31-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 483
Posted By staehpj1

I remember a long time ago (maybe 35 years) I had...

I remember a long time ago (maybe 35 years) I had a small inguinal hernia repaired. I asked the doc, "when can I go back to work?". He said, "The day after surgey if you want to, but I wouldn't. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-30-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By Juan Foote

Lol, no idea why my brain keeps thinking that was...

Lol, no idea why my brain keeps thinking that was "broken nose" even after looking three times.
10-30-22, 12:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,356
Posted By tomato coupe

Why does it have to be "normalized"? If you...

Why does it have to be "normalized"? If you think it's safer, use it.
10-29-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,268
Posted By sw20

get the winter wheels out and carry on!

get the winter wheels out and carry on!
10-29-22, 05:01 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,268
Posted By KPREN

Studded fat tires, Alpine skis and a boat on the...

Studded fat tires, Alpine skis and a boat on the Gulf of Mexico.
10-29-22, 03:36 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,268
Posted By Ghazmh

Thanks to studded tires I go out in the elements....

Thanks to studded tires I go out in the elements.

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-27-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By robobike316

Raleigh Twenty canoe bike

Here is my Twenty I bought to use on solo canoe outings. I load it up, go down river till I'm tired then peddle back to my car, leaving the canoe locked to a tree. It works great. The bike stows...
10-27-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 832
Posted By Tomm Willians

Did not expect this !

Did a nice ride in the foothills of my area yesterday with a 32 mile route that climbs 2800’ over its course. I was taking a break at one point and met this young man on a unicycle doing the same...
10-25-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 4,955
Posted By Polaris OBark

Let's not forget that steel would just be iron if...

Let's not forget that steel would just be iron if it weren't for the included carbon atoms.
10-25-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By bboy314

Can’t help you with a hydraulic rim brake...

Can’t help you with a hydraulic rim brake suggestion other than Magura, but some good quality linear pull (V-) brakes and levers should give you all the stopping power you need, even for wheelies....
10-24-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By qnz

This is useful. Sometimes I swear I face headwind...

This is useful. Sometimes I swear I face headwind no matter which direction I'm going. This will prove I was right! /s
10-23-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,145
Posted By rsbob

So very interesting. Really appreciate people...

So very interesting. Really appreciate people taking the time to tell their stories. Many parallels and not so parallels. When people talk about themselves and their biking journey, pain and...
10-23-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,145
Posted By indyfabz

In all seriousness ness…This die hard roadie...

In all seriousness ness…This die hard roadie dipped his toe into the loaded touring world in ‘99-‘00, ended up doing about 10,000 miles then went back to road riding. Picked up loaded touring again...
10-23-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,145
Posted By BillRS22

Attitude Change

I never raced but always tracked my speed and
rode 50+ miles a lot. Having the latest technology
was important too . Now at 75 I am happy to just
be able to ride a conventional road bike. I check...
10-23-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,145
Posted By Iride01

I might be a little more nice and polite when...

I might be a little more nice and polite when coming upon walkers and slower cyclists as I age. I give them time to react to me before I pass them instead of just blowing by before they are aware I...
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