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05-31-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By Iride01

Buy a tent for the other family members. Bikes...

Buy a tent for the other family members. Bikes belong inside when not being ridden!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-22, 12:02 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,259
Posted By Symox

Main ride is a triple

I live near hills and regularly use all of my gear range each ride

i love having a triple
1x drivetrains are simple but I miss the tight steps of a triple

once dialed in, triples can be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,259
Posted By N2deep

I still appreciate triples. Due to a lack of a...

I still appreciate triples. Due to a lack of a solid triple with a respectable granny and the hills of Pittsburgh I switched my compact to a sub compact. Yes, larger cassettes are available but who...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,259
Posted By freeranger

Because it's cheaper to put less chainrings on a...

Because it's cheaper to put less chainrings on a bike and still charge an inflated price for it. It tries to be justified as being simpler, tuning doesn't have to be as "perfect" as with a triplle,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,259
Posted By Polaris OBark

Humans have devolved. Or at least I have. I got a...

Humans have devolved. Or at least I have. I got a bike in 1987 that had a 53/48 T double up front and some sort of corn-cob in the back where all the cogs were about 14 ± 2 T. Now I have a 52/42/30T...
05-26-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 721
Posted By smd4

Note to self: Don’t use a sledgehammer on bike...

Note to self: Don’t use a sledgehammer on bike tire.
05-25-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 721
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sounds like you're using bad technique, to be...

Sounds like you're using bad technique, to be frank. Any lever you jam in between the tire and rim occupies space that could have been tire slack.

If you can get into the habit of pressing the...
05-18-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,028
Posted By Eds0123

get a good bike fit, ride more, be patient and if...

get a good bike fit, ride more, be patient and if the discomfort does not go away, start looking into getting a saddle that fits you better, padded riding shorts help,
05-18-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,028
Posted By Rolla

Coming off of a hybrid, a road bike will place...

Coming off of a hybrid, a road bike will place you in a position that will take some getting used to. Chamois cream, a padded liner, a firm, well-adjusted saddle, and some hours on the bike should...
05-02-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 421
Posted By smd4

I think we need more info on the gold prone young...

I think we need more info on the gold prone young lady.
04-27-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,047
Posted By Polaris OBark

I take it you don't have short legs and a...

I take it you don't have short legs and a horizontal top tube?

I sometimes loosely clamp the top tube wrapped in a towel, loose enough so I can slide the bike back and forth, and it is held in...
Forum: Commuting
04-25-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 858
Posted By timdow

One new tube, one patch kit, pump & levers. ...

One new tube, one patch kit, pump & levers. Helps greatly that I have puncture resistant tires.
Forum: Foo
04-08-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,272
Posted By ThermionicScott

I can poop indoors, in a warm room. I have it...

I can poop indoors, in a warm room. I have it better than so many kings of old.
04-07-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 705
Posted By spelger

i guess we are all doing it wrong then.

i guess we are all doing it wrong then.
04-07-22, 01:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 705
Posted By guy153

Depends how many curveballs you run into along...

Depends how many curveballs you run into along the way: unanticipated incompatibilities between parts, things that are stuck or turn out to be knackered. You might need to mess around fabricobbling...
04-06-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By Troul

i would not repair it.

i would not repair it.
03-16-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,941
Posted By livedarklions

Filtering is a situational call. In a situation...

Filtering is a situational call. In a situation like that, it's really just a question of how many cars are going to be behind you until it's safe for them to pass. Somebody is going to be unhappy...
03-16-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,941
Posted By Troul

if it were not 35mph & was 25mph, it wouldn't be...

if it were not 35mph & was 25mph, it wouldn't be too much of a concern. Being not the case, I'd be more considerate & let the initial crowd of vehicles have the jump before I'd play leap frog.
03-16-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,941
Posted By Iride01

Idiots will always be with us. And unlikely to...

Idiots will always be with us. And unlikely to change their habits until they have a life threatening experience of their own.

I count my blessings many times for the lessons I've learned from the...
03-08-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By tyrion

I'm hoping for a new and exciting bottom bracket...

I'm hoping for a new and exciting bottom bracket standard.
03-04-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 744
Posted By HillRider

Try a 1/2" (12.7mm) and see if it works. SAE is...

Try a 1/2" (12.7mm) and see if it works. SAE is unlikely but worth a try and it may be close enough.
03-04-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 563
Posted By mstateglfr

Boulevard or Lane. Which do you prefer?

Boulevard or Lane. Which do you prefer?
02-28-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,620
Posted By grant40

Bikeforums: where every post turns into an...

Bikeforums: where every post turns into an argument.
:troll:
02-27-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 6,844
Posted By blue192

I only wear generic cycling clothing when out for...

I only wear generic cycling clothing when out for a ride.
02-22-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,514
Posted By fastcarbon

Come to the Dark Side

At 80+ I still refuse to ride an e bike as I know I would like it; I seriously doubt I could maintain my level of fitness if I received help from an e motor. My current plan is to try one when I...
02-22-22, 04:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By Troul

figure out the size needed & sift there McMC for...

figure out the size needed & sift there McMC for the ones you need.

https://www.mcmaster.com/screws/material~plastic/
02-20-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3,436
Views: 391,450
Posted By Inusuit

I wear a helmet except on some backcountry gravel...

I wear a helmet except on some backcountry gravel rides. I think it should be a choice, not a mandate.
02-20-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3,436
Views: 391,450
Posted By Juan Foote

Yup, micromanaging laws like this go against the...

Yup, micromanaging laws like this go against the idea of freedom which this country is supposed to be about. Where I think helmet use is a great idea, particularly in certain situations, there is...
02-20-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3,436
Views: 391,450
Posted By rydabent

While I always wear my helmet, even when riding...

While I always wear my helmet, even when riding my trike, I despise all the little controlling laws like helmet laws.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,167
Posted By urbanknight

In that case, I wouldn't touch it with a 10'...

In that case, I wouldn't touch it with a 10' pole. You don't know exactly how that dent came to be, and you haven't invested a dime in the bike as of yet. It would be one thing if it was a bike you...
Forum: Foo
02-19-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 919
Posted By Hondo Gravel

The cops are being paid off.

The cops are being paid off.
02-18-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,454
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes of course I ride with ID. I have a zip...

Yes of course I ride with ID.

I have a zip pouch for cycling that goes in a jersey pocket or wherever else- it has a little cash and a copy of my health insurance info. I move my DL and a check...
02-18-22, 04:42 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,454
Posted By wolfchild

I always carry a wallet with my drivers license,...

I always carry a wallet with my drivers license, bank card, credit card, health card, social insurance number, vehicle insurance and some cash.
01-30-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 916
Posted By _ForceD_

I voted “other.” I’m strictly a road rider....

I voted “other.”
I’m strictly a road rider. And, I’m a “function over fashion” kind of person. So, what I look for are glasses with lenses that will ride higher on the bridge of my nose so that when...
01-14-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,519
Posted By RayHenry

Evidently, we're not supposed to be discussing...

Evidently, we're not supposed to be discussing the jab/COVID here... :/
01-13-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,519
Posted By Koyote

As long as people keep buying them, Wal-Mart will...

As long as people keep buying them, Wal-Mart will keep selling them. It's called 'capitalism.'
01-13-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,519
Posted By Iride01

Well at any rate you are posting in the wrong...

Well at any rate you are posting in the wrong sub-forum. You really should take your soap box and go to the Politics & Religion (https://www.bikeforums.net/politics-religion/)or Trollheim...
01-08-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,555
Posted By cxwrench

Wrong.

Wrong.
01-08-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,555
Posted By GlennR

They don't stretch... they wear.

They don't stretch... they wear.
01-05-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,093
Posted By Iride01

You can cut your cable housings with all kinds of...

You can cut your cable housings with all kinds of stuff. However the important thing, even if you use the best cable cutters money can buy is to look at the end of the housing you just cut and round...
01-05-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,093
Posted By Jeff Neese

I hear people talking about soldering the ends or...

I hear people talking about soldering the ends or in this case welding them, but why go through all that when all you need is a cable end cap that costs virtually nothing, and a pair of needle-nose...
01-03-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,220
Posted By tkamd73

Personally, I find the presta valve to be a...

Personally, I find the presta valve to be a homely little device, so even if the cap isn’t really needed, and it isn’t, my preference is to cover it up.
Tim
12-29-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,220
Posted By Iride01

I always use the plastic caps on both presta and...

I always use the plastic caps on both presta and Schrader. I've always felt they are another layer of protection for keeping dirt out that might cause a valve to leak. Maybe it only happens once...
12-13-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 981
Posted By spelger

Tmi

Tmi
11-10-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,431
Posted By frogman

You're "assumption" that stretching cannot help...

You're "assumption" that stretching cannot help to prevent injuries is just wrong. Its fine that you feel fine without doing stretching but don't try to convince others that it is not beneficial. I...
11-10-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 892
Posted By capnjonny

I have tried learning German, Spanish, Japanese,...

I have tried learning German, Spanish, Japanese, and now ASL (american sign language) and I suck at all of them. And by the way, I can't spell worth a damn. and I often spell brake, break. You are...
11-09-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,332
Posted By Rolla

There are a couple of members here who seem to be...

There are a couple of members here who seem to be fixated on the weight of every component, but I can't think of a more tedious and useless pursuit. I like to ride my bikes, not weigh them, and I...
11-09-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,332
Posted By Troul

not concerned of weight, but am more attracted to...

not concerned of weight, but am more attracted to personal preference regarding function, convenience, & physical size ie: bar or seat post mount... Interchangeability with other stuff & the ability...
11-09-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 771
Posted By poprad

Happy Birthday Marines

...a day early. I have to work tomorrow and will be late to the forum, so wanted to wish all the jarheads and corpsmen out there a Happy Birthday!

Don't forget to hoist a glass to the fallen in...
11-08-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,530
Posted By texbazII

Just ordered 1 pair of the TCK 3.0 athletic Crew...

Just ordered 1 pair of the TCK 3.0 athletic Crew socks. Instead of XL I went with the size large cause it says they fit men's 9-12 I'm right their, if they are too small, and the material and overall...
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