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02-01-23, 07:02 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,355
Posted By cyccommute

Nope. Silicone fusion tape is different from...

Nope. Silicone fusion tape is different from electrical tape. No adhesive. It fuses to itself without adhesive. Waterproof and can even be applied to wet items. Way better.
01-26-23, 04:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,060
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Another option is Soma tires, also made by...

Another option is Soma tires, also made by Panaracer. They have sales regularly where you can buy their tires for a good discount. I bought some Soma Supple Vitesse SL tires for something like $25...
11-16-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,448
Posted By 2old

I use Zenni (inexpensive, but rated at the top in...

I use Zenni (inexpensive, but rated at the top in a Consumer's Report test if that means anything) prescription glasses. I like them since they provide an excellent field of view and allow lots of...
Forum: Touring
07-16-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,444
Posted By GamblerGORD53

You left out tire size, but we can assume it's...

You left out tire size, but we can assume it's medium width.
For 35/ 38 mm there is only ONE good choice. Velocity Dyad. It's all I have now on 3 IGH bikes. Eyelets are a STUPID abomination.
The...
07-01-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,582
Posted By rsbob

I use a Halo headband which has moisture...

I use a Halo headband which has moisture absorption plus a channel to divert remaining moisture away from your eyes. As opposed to a skull cap, your head can still breathe. Great product....
06-16-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,681
Posted By mcours2006

Numerous times I've been told I should be riding...

Numerous times I've been told I should be riding on the sidewalk.
06-13-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,387
Posted By MinnMan

I have a friend who swears by these ...

I have a friend who swears by these

https://www.cat-ears.com/

Never tried them, myself.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 6,126
Posted By Bah Humbug

There are two problems here. The first is...

There are two problems here.

The first is that even as designed, it's not very good - the review makes that clear, in detail, and anyone who hasn't read it to find that out should. It's not a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 6,126
Posted By WhyFi

Ahem. :notamused: ...

Ahem. :notamused:

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04-05-22, 11:48 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 9,074
Posted By downtube42

I'm neither an early adopter nor a Luddite. When...

I'm neither an early adopter nor a Luddite. When things become affordable and are proven by time, I'll jump on.
03-24-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 761
Posted By Steve B.

Well, his best fiction no doubt. Desert Solitare...

Well, his best fiction no doubt. Desert Solitare is maybe is best book. Required reading if you plan on any trips to the US SW.
03-05-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,397
Posted By sdmc530

Well....I broke down and called Garmin, they are...

Well....I broke down and called Garmin, they are very helpful on customer service, they do have good CS. Anyways I hooked up through the connect program and they had me do some things. I will...
03-02-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 975
Posted By Steve B.

In the US, Jenson o n occasion, the past year or...

In the US, Jenson o n occasion, the past year or more I've been using Universal Cycles, good prices, seem to be able to keep stuff I need in stock. They built a rear gravel wheel for me, it was very...
02-12-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,855
Posted By sweeks

Reading all this makes me happy that I have...

Reading all this makes me happy that I have 20-year-old Ultegra cranks. They're hollow forged, and I think they look better as well. :love:...
02-06-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 10,292
Posted By genejockey

There's no bike lane, and almost no shoulder....

There's no bike lane, and almost no shoulder. There's no room to pass a cyclist safely without entering the other lane, and there IS another lane. A SINGLE rider should take the lane.

I thought...
01-30-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 7,774
Posted By chaadster

Slapping a pair of Juin Tech M1s would be quick...

Slapping a pair of Juin Tech M1s would be quick and inexpensive; the caliper pair (and 2x 6-bolt rotors) is like $170 off Amazon. The OP would use their existing levers, cables, and rotors, and...
01-22-22, 12:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,077
Posted By masonv45

Illegally dumped tires become bicycle lane barriers

Great way to reuse a blight in the community...
https://dailymemphian.com/article/26621/trash-or-treasure-illegally-dumped-tires-become
01-02-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By 79pmooney

Sorry, got here late but I would have said, try...

Sorry, got here late but I would have said, try ACE. Many (not all) ACEs have outstanding fastener selections. M5 x 0.8 thread is very common for WB bosses, dropouts, toeclip and reflector holes on...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By Korina

Try it before you need to commute; catch a bus...

Try it before you need to commute; catch a bus and ask the driver if you can try putting your bike on the rack.

I've done it with fenders and cantis with reasonable success; I put the arm over the...
12-08-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,712
Posted By chaadster

Definitely tires. They can transform any ride.

Definitely tires. They can transform any ride.
Forum: Touring
11-30-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,888
Posted By Miele Man

Fir simplicity and reliability I far prefer the...

Fir simplicity and reliability I far prefer the Old School Thumbshifters. No problem remembering which lever shifts up or down (Rapidfire type shifters) and no danger of hitting a bump and...
11-21-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,272
Posted By Russ Roth

One that doesn't come up much but I learned about...

One that doesn't come up much but I learned about here is xxcycle.com they're more varied in what they have but the prices are decent.
11-21-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,272
Posted By Branko D

Used both shops, no complaints at all. Warranty...

Used both shops, no complaints at all. Warranty service was also honoured without issue. Also used two German based online shops, Bike24 and bike-components.de, both are top notch.
10-22-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,773
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...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,004
Posted By cb400bill

Yes.

Yes.
08-27-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 927
Posted By unterhausen

Well, that's enough of that. OP call your doctor....

Well, that's enough of that. OP call your doctor. Over a billion people around the world have had one of these shots and had no serious side effects at all.
Literally dozens have had a problem for...
08-17-21, 02:21 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,019
Posted By delbiker1

The only "tattoos" I have are scars from...

The only "tattoos" I have are scars from injuries/surgeries. A few of them from are riding and going down, and a couple from working on bikes. I am not knocking getting inked, I'm just not...
07-18-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,536
Posted By bruce19

In my experience you will try several brands...

In my experience you will try several brands until you find what works for you. It took me awhile but I ended up with Assos..
06-17-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,025
Posted By JohnDThompson

Under the straps. Otherwise, I need to remove my...

Under the straps. Otherwise, I need to remove my glasses in order to take off the helmet.
06-13-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,234
Posted By livedarklions

Harris Cyclery Last Day

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Just now, Harris family on the last day of Harris Cyclery. They...
06-10-21, 12:21 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,453
Posted By nomadmax

At that price I'd call it WTF lube.

At that price I'd call it WTF lube.
06-07-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,763
Posted By jon c.

not a problem here. no one ever uses turn...

not a problem here. no one ever uses turn signals.
05-11-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,977
Posted By tyrion

A fuel shortage we can handle. But those hackers...

A fuel shortage we can handle. But those hackers better not mess with our toilet paper supply.
05-08-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,718
Posted By genejockey

I would not draft any of the eBikes I see on the...

I would not draft any of the eBikes I see on the roads the OP rides. They do not inspire confidence. In addition, they mostly pass me going uphill, where drafting would be useless, and downhill I'm...
05-01-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,095
Posted By cyccommute

Why bother on the chain? Chains are cheap. Get...

Why bother on the chain? Chains are cheap. Get a new one and go ride.

The pedals don’t care if they are rusted or not. That’s just cosmetic. Ride them enough and the rust will wear off. ...
04-24-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,990
Posted By fredlord

On the bike paths of Sydney my success rate seems...

On the bike paths of Sydney my success rate seems to have been higher than yours. If my advanced warning(s) have gone unheeded, I automatically make some calculations/judgements: are they truly...
04-22-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,321
Posted By noglider

That's why I love dynamos for headlights. I...

That's why I love dynamos for headlights. I *think* I charged my headlight yesterday, but it turns it was the day before, and now it crapped out during a ride. This is not OK. Dynamo headlights are...
04-14-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,600
Posted By 70sSanO

I always love these tire mounting threads. ...

I always love these tire mounting threads.

I’m going to be 70 this year and I need to remind myself to never say to my grandchildren...

“Hey kids do you want to watch grandpa put a tire on...
04-13-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,600
Posted By 2_i

This is insulting, maybe a provocation. The...

This is insulting, maybe a provocation. The usual problems in getting the beads have to do with skills of the operator who may then seek some outside to blame for. My common exercise is to put...
03-26-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,377
Posted By GlennR

Sorry, but no. Name your kids, your dog and...

Sorry, but no.

Name your kids, your dog and your boat, but never a car or bicycle or body part.

BTW, i'm sure this is not the first "name your bike" topic.
03-15-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,104
Posted By tomato coupe

The best overall wheel performance is obtained...

The best overall wheel performance is obtained when the number of spokes is a prime number. I suggest 31 in the front and 37 in the back.
03-15-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,104
Posted By Koyote

In my experience, one broken spoke slows me down...

In my experience, one broken spoke slows me down much more than four extra spokes.
03-14-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,068
Posted By Crankycrank

Contact Park as they are usually very good with...

Contact Park as they are usually very good with customer support. An aluminum tool has some advantages such as being less likely to chew up the notches on a BB but it's not designed to handle a BB...
03-09-21, 05:48 AM
03-04-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,666
Posted By MudPie

Regarding installing the tire, my trick is to...

Regarding installing the tire, my trick is to start opposite of the valve stem, and install the bead evenly in both directions towards the valve stem. As you place the bead onto the rim, pinch the...
03-03-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,423
Posted By cyccommute

If he is suggesting using gasoline inside, opt to...

If he is suggesting using gasoline inside, opt to avoid spending any time with him in the shop. (Im assuming a guy because women are seldom that stupid). Gasoline is the most hazardous chemical...
02-26-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,882
Posted By shelbyfv

I'm thankful I don't have to feed at that level...

I'm thankful I don't have to feed at that level of the pond. I hope I could find another way to spend my time.
02-23-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,075
Posted By mack_turtle

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

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02-22-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,738
Posted By rsbob

My wife has RA and was knocked out of cycling for...

My wife has RA and was knocked out of cycling for 18 years. We used to ride our tandem and singles almost every weekend together. She did several rides in the century category but RA ended that. ...
02-18-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,877
Posted By HillRider

A flexible vinyl or rubber office chair mat or...

A flexible vinyl or rubber office chair mat or hall runner is cheap, sturdy, easy to clean, and rolls up when not in use. They are available from Amazon, Home Depot, Walmart, etc. in a variety of...
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