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07-26-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,800
Posted By Rolla

IMO, there is way too much focus in cycling in...

IMO, there is way too much focus in cycling in on what’s “in” or “out.” Some riders/rides are better suited for 650b, some for 700c, and some even for (gasp!) 26”. Every wheel size works; find what...
07-25-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By htdavidht

Hi, The previous owner did replace the...

Hi,

The previous owner did replace the pedals and the seat... I'm no sure what else they replace. But size wise, it does fit me well I guess they where about my same height.

I weight 235...
07-21-22, 01:22 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,829
Posted By tFUnK

I get both sides of the argument and I'm not...

I get both sides of the argument and I'm not trying to convince anyone otherwise. My frustration is simply that I find the bottleneck to a good 26" retro-modern build is the wheelset. They don't sell...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15,588
Views: 11,986,305
Posted By Shortwave

My daily Louisiana commuters

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07-19-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 979
Views: 271,692
Posted By bargo68

53 y.o. over here and rode the SS into work this...

53 y.o. over here and rode the SS into work this morning. Did the short ride (park car and ride the rest) instead of the long one. Really enjoying the feel and pace of SS and will experiment with...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15,588
Views: 11,986,305
Posted By smin

An old Norco road bike (Kawamura made) with a...

An old Norco road bike (Kawamura made) with a 650b conversion and an old Sturmey Archer AW 3 speed hub I salvaged from the bike co-op. I built this up back in 2014 and it's still going strong.
I've...
07-19-22, 03:30 AM
Replies: 979
Views: 271,692
Posted By Trakhak

Wish I still had my first track bike, a Reynolds...

Wish I still had my first track bike, a Reynolds 531 Helyett Speciale, bought for me by my parents in 1964, when I was 13. I've never not had at least one track bike since then.

So I've been...
07-14-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By bikethis

Just completed my first Singlespeed conversion

Dude I'm loving it. I went with 14t on the rear and 42t on the front chainring and it's amazing. It feels so much lighter, looks so much slicker and the control over the bike I've gained is...
07-12-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 979
Views: 271,692
Posted By jped1981

Let's bring this thread back to life!

I started fixed gear as a way to rehab after an ACL surgery and have been on and off the fixed gear world for about 5 years. The past 2 years have been a blur, but I recently picked up a State 4130...
07-11-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,954
Posted By Flipper_

Exactly! I donít pass road or gravel bikers but...

Exactly! I donít pass road or gravel bikers but when I pass children on Wal-mart FS bikes I try to make it subtle so they donít wick it up a notch and then pass me.
07-11-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,954
Posted By bikehoco

I love it when I pass road bikers on my hybrid Ö....

I love it when I pass road bikers on my hybrid Ö. though itís highly unlikely they knew we were racing.
07-10-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 59,105
Posted By abshipp

Happy Sunday! Drilled my frame for a rear...

Happy Sunday!

Drilled my frame for a rear brake and trying to do more miles off of the bike path on my fixed gear. Hilly around here so itís difficult but so much fun! Having front and rear brakes...
07-09-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 448
Posted By 79pmooney

My thought is to take a different route. I"d...

My thought is to take a different route. I"d first look for long chainring bolts that could span both the spider and the chainring, then drill snug clean holes for them in the spider.

Or,...
07-08-22, 12:45 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,954
Posted By tempocyclist

Pedal harder.

Pedal harder.
07-07-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,954
Posted By zandoval

Hey Dude.... I resemble that remark...

Hey Dude.... I resemble that remark...
07-07-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,954
Posted By HTupolev

Depends on how big the performance difference is,...

Depends on how big the performance difference is, what your setup is like, the particular geometry of the hybrid, and what sort of fit the rider would require from a performance-oriented build.
...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 985
Posted By BobbyG

The Anticipation is Killing Me!

In a week or two I start a new job that will see me return to daily bike commuting after an 18 month hiatus.

The business I worked for closed at the end of 2020 and I began freelancing from home...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-22, 05:27 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,275
Posted By mountaindave

Did a 49-mile gravel ride then 20-mile pavement...

Did a 49-mile gravel ride then 20-mile pavement commute home this Sunday. It poured before and briefly rained a few times during. The commute was at the end of another rain storm. Itís a little hard...
07-04-22, 12:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By Gareth

Happy Independence Day 2022

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06-29-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,195
Posted By Tomm Willians

RookiesÖÖ I died once and my mom just yelled at...

RookiesÖÖ I died once and my mom just yelled at me to walk it off.
06-29-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,581
Posted By Devilmedic

Scored for grandson

Raleigh XXIX! Gonna change up the cockpit for him
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06-28-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,903
Posted By Rolla

You can post pics to your gallery and link to it....

You can post pics to your gallery and link to it.

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06-28-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,903
Posted By Big Broom

I will post a photo as soon as I can. I'm still a...

I will post a photo as soon as I can. I'm still a newbie and need to make 10 posts before I'm able to submit images here.

I've had a few short rides in between a lot of fettling while setting...
06-27-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,010
Posted By gugie

That's a hell of a derailleur shift lever you got...

That's a hell of a derailleur shift lever you got there.
06-26-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,520
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I once recorded the speed on my LaJolla once, on...

I once recorded the speed on my LaJolla once, on Strava; it did 12mph. That thing has issues to keep from pushing it hard, but it does have a 48/16 gearing. I've went faster on prior cruisers before....
06-23-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,072
Posted By cyccommute

Park. Itíll hold another stand easily.

Park. Itíll hold another stand easily.
06-23-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,072
Posted By mr_bill

I need to repair my bike repair stand. Does...

I need to repair my bike repair stand.

Does anyone know where I can get a good bike repair stand repair stand?

-mr. bill
06-23-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,072
Posted By whipnet

Speaking of Stanley, they used to make some great...

Speaking of Stanley, they used to make some great Made in USA tools. One of my favorites from the 1930's-40's is the Yankee screwdriver. Originally made by North Bros out of Philly and Stanley...
06-22-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,365
Views: 479,417
Posted By GeezyRider

The frame is a Bikesdirect Mango Macaw3 with a...

The frame is a Bikesdirect Mango Macaw3 with a Shimano Nexus 3-speed hub
Forum: Commuting
06-21-22, 11:15 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 40,721
Posted By Nwvlvtnr

Early Eighties Bob Jackson tourer

My commute is 10 miles one way with (free) ferry ride in the middle, my last tank of gas lasted three months.

My favorite thing about this bike has to be the cheap powder coat both very durable...
06-21-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,365
Views: 479,417
Posted By GeezyRider

Spending some quality time on my cruisers this...

Spending some quality time on my cruisers this week.

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06-20-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1,365
Views: 479,417
Posted By zookster

Over the weekend I picked up a 1948 Roadmaster...

Over the weekend I picked up a 1948 Roadmaster Luxury Liner Replica (actually built in 1998). It's going to need a little work, the previous owner backed into it and bent the crank arm a little. I...
06-20-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1,365
Views: 479,417
Posted By 2old

As much as I like the look of cruisers, this is...

As much as I like the look of cruisers, this is mine for now in order to keep the stable as lean as possible. It's SS, so has some cruiser vibe....
06-20-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1,365
Views: 479,417
Posted By 2old

Nice job on the Murray GR.

Nice job on the Murray GR.
06-20-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1,365
Views: 479,417
Posted By GeezyRider

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Murray Monterey that I pulled from a dumpster after a little TLC.
06-17-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,021
Posted By 79pmooney

It doesn't. What causes much of the damage is...

It doesn't. What causes much of the damage is the spoke going loose when the rim to hub distance shortens (as you go over a bump, say) and the spoke goes completely loose. So a lighter spoke must...
06-15-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,778
Posted By PeteHski

They are definitely building frames for many...

They are definitely building frames for many other brands and they do NOT make a lot of garbage. What they do make is a complete range from low to very high-end bikes and everything in-between and...
06-14-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,778
Posted By cxwrench

^This^ They don't all have Giant logos on the...

^This^ They don't all have Giant logos on the down tube.
06-14-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,778
Posted By veganbikes

They do make a lot of garbage but as Rolla said...

They do make a lot of garbage but as Rolla said they do make some decent enough high end stuff. They are the biggest manufacturer in the world but they are probably also building for others as well...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 15,588
Views: 11,986,305
Posted By Wiggle

Trek 520 disc - my only bike. Use it for...

Trek 520 disc - my only bike. Use it for commuting (short ride, 7.5 km each way), recreational rides and touring.
It's a heavier bike but the the road-style geometry keeps it reasonably fast and the...
06-12-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By prairiepedaler

Alan Watts on unregulated City living

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06-11-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 932
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Yeah, I don't get this why bikes with 26" wheels...

Yeah, I don't get this why bikes with 26" wheels are such a rarity. After my 12 year old son outgrew his 1x bike with 24" wheels, he tried a few XS bikes with 27.5" wheels, but they were all too big...
06-10-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 737
Posted By shelbyfv

How does one distinguish a Tweaker bike from a...

How does one distinguish a Tweaker bike from a DUI/Bum bike?
06-10-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 737
Posted By mstateglfr

It is rare that I see this genuinely asked- what...

It is rare that I see this genuinely asked- what is the point of this thread? I really cant guess and feel confident the guess is correct. Why post this?
06-10-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,989
Posted By tomato coupe

Disc brakes? Or your non-riding friends and...

Disc brakes? Or your non-riding friends and family?
06-09-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 932
Posted By ofajen

Yeah, as long as I can get the nice Black Chili...

Yeah, as long as I can get the nice Black Chili versions of the Conti Race King for the front and Speed King for the rear (or some other tires are able to work as well) Iíll keep riding my old MTB as...
06-09-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 932
Posted By Rolla

I think 26” has been unfairly vilified and...

I think 26” has been unfairly vilified and sidelined as a somehow unworkable wheel size. While I do own several bikes with 650b wheels, when I ride my 26” singlespeed, I’m honestly impressed by the...
06-09-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,903
Posted By Big Broom

I'm in the process of rebuilding my Cross-Check...

I'm in the process of rebuilding my Cross-Check from a riser bar with sweep to some Surly Corner Bars. They are intriguing, I've set them up with bar end shifters on the horns.
06-04-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,736
Posted By sweeks

I wonder if using cheap inner tubes near the...

I wonder if using cheap inner tubes near the upper limit of their size range predisposes them to failure. It seems logical that the more the tube has to inflate, the thinner the rubber will be. This...
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