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05-08-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,838
Posted By unterhausen

I don't really like one company stores, too...

I don't really like one company stores, too sterile. You could do worse than bontrager accessories though. When my LBS dropped Trek, there were some things that I missed.
04-01-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 13,689
Posted By MRT2

They are going to kill the goose that laid the...

They are going to kill the goose that laid the golden egg at this rate. I used to be an audiophile, but they kept raising prices and at a certain point, I just stopped buying gear. It was one thing...
03-27-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,290
Posted By Retro Grouch

How thin can you slice the baloney? Look at...

How thin can you slice the baloney?

Look at how many component groups Shimano makes. They want to make sure that, however much money a consumer is willing to spend for a bicycle derailleur,...
03-20-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,732
Posted By Hondo Gravel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uk_wUT1CvWM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uk_wUT1CvWM
03-15-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,336
Posted By 55murray

The sound of your tires on chip seal. The spring...

The sound of your tires on chip seal. The spring peepers just getting started on that marsh off the road. The whistle of the wind though your frame you only hear deep in the drops as you ride into...
03-15-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,336
Posted By Koyote

It’s bad enough that people have to see me in...

It’s bad enough that people have to see me in Lycra… I’m not going to add insult to injury by inflicting my musical preferences on them.
03-14-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,015
Posted By Ronsonic

Beg to differ, but parallelism of the stem and...

Beg to differ, but parallelism of the stem and top tube must be maintained. Otherwise it would be ... incorrect.
03-07-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,092
Posted By Troul

participation is overrated. procrastination is...

participation is overrated. procrastination is underrated.
03-05-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,900
Posted By Iride01

It makes one wonder were we've gotten to in...

It makes one wonder were we've gotten to in society. We've had several hit and runs here of pedestrians, a cyclist and even other motor vehicles where the other person drives off. Not a new...
02-27-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,871
Posted By jonathanf2

I actually don't ride a gravel bike for it's...

I actually don't ride a gravel bike for it's intended purpose. I just wanted a general all-terrain bike, best suited for urban riding. I'm not a roadie or a dedicated mountain biker and living in a...
02-22-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,983
Posted By GlennR

More like 90%. I hate tinted windows and...

More like 90%.

I hate tinted windows and tinting the front door windows is illegal in New York, but some how they these cars pass the yearly mandated safety inspection.
02-22-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,871
Posted By Gresp15C

Pavement is the new gravel. In my region,...

Pavement is the new gravel.

In my region, the quality of paved roads has been deteriorating for many years. And some counties are converting asphalt roads to gravel because it's cheaper than...
02-18-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,683
Posted By Phil_gretz

Ever done any plumbing? Get used to imperial...

Ever done any plumbing? Get used to imperial units. Appliance repair that involves plumbing and mechanical may have both. Yay.

Gunsmithing? Then a combination of imperial with just a splash of...
02-16-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,374
Posted By 70sSanO

To keep this thread spinning to parts unknown, I...

To keep this thread spinning to parts unknown, I have not found this to be true when it comes to “good” older wheelsets. 6-8 years ago I could pick up a very nice XT-217 wheelset for $100 or less. ...
Forum: Foo
10-10-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 728
Posted By Hondo Gravel

The Keep Austin Weird is losing its appeal. Might...

The Keep Austin Weird is losing its appeal. Might as well just make college football a beginner NFL league. They are paid anyways and going to actual school is optional until the team starts losing....
10-09-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,404
Posted By mr_bill

p.s. Nobody who owns their own bike would ever...

p.s. Nobody who owns their own bike would ever use bikeshare.

Except we do.

-mr. bill
09-29-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 17,991
Posted By Happy Feet

Exercise as a lifestyle rather than a schedule...

Exercise as a lifestyle rather than a schedule event specific activity.
09-27-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,715
Posted By FiftySix

I could've sworn I gave an answer that applied to...

I could've sworn I gave an answer that applied to myself. :p
09-27-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 17,991
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

During a six month work assignment in...

During a six month work assignment in Afghanistan, I decided to change my diet in order to lose excess pounds. I didn't count calories or miss a meal and took regular portions of food at each meal,...
09-25-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,217
Posted By FiftySix

Thanks for the link. I like where Eben's thoughts...

Thanks for the link. I like where Eben's thoughts are going.

From the article linked above.
-------------

"In an age when we’re told to see every neighbor as a disease vector, and every police...
09-24-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,217
Posted By FiftySix

You know what I like about Outside? Some folks on...

You know what I like about Outside? Some folks on the right think it's too liberal and some folks on the left think it's too conservative.

Which suits my moderate independent self just fine.

No...
09-09-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,785
Posted By rydabent

Since when is fast the holy grail. There are...

Since when is fast the holy grail. There are other facets to cycling.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,424
Posted By rubiksoval

I agree. I also think the lack of saddle to bar...

I agree. I also think the lack of saddle to bar drop on most smaller sizes adds to the lack of appeal.

With that said, I think larger frame sizes are even less visually appealing than small frame...
08-18-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 20,870
Posted By kingston

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

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1449/img_0261_28bbfabba08ece41fafc989fafdad3cbaf58fa55.jpg
08-14-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,623
Posted By FiftySix

Progress like current automatic transmission...

Progress like current automatic transmission technology is expensive. Expensive to purchase, expensive to maintain, and expensive to repair. Sometimes progress isn't wanted or needed, whether we are...
08-13-20, 12:58 AM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 487,656
Posted By HenryhHuber

love the triple chain ring set! Dope bike!

love the triple chain ring set! Dope bike!
08-06-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,264
Posted By BlazingPedals

The bike doesn't win the race. The drugs do.

The bike doesn't win the race. The drugs do.
08-03-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,041
Posted By oris

I personally haven't had much luck finding tube...

I personally haven't had much luck finding tube online but weirdly enough, I stopped at a few local bike shops and was able to find tubes. I'd suggest checking out a few if you have a chance.
08-02-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 10,262
Posted By Koyote

If some motorist is gonna run me down, he/she...

If some motorist is gonna run me down, he/she better have the good grace to call 911 for me.

Those of us who grew up in another era - when phones were all attached to walls with wires - are not so...
08-02-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,623
Posted By Wileyrat

I spent my first 40 yrs in Seattle, and somehow I...

I spent my first 40 yrs in Seattle, and somehow I managed to never end up in a ditch because of wet or muddy wheels and brakes.

You ride in that environment, you learn how to avoid that problem....
08-01-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,623
Posted By Clyde1820

If "progress" actually translated into marked...

If "progress" actually translated into marked improvement in practice for a given person, then that would be something. It depends, though.

But, for many, who simply don't run on the raggedy edge...
07-31-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 968
Posted By hazetguy

in ten years from now newbie bot will post here...

in ten years from now
newbie bot will post here to
dig up ancient thread
07-31-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 968
Posted By ascherer

On my Mercian Unridden since last July I'm in...

On my Mercian
Unridden since last July
I'm in love again
07-31-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 968
Posted By clubman

Familiar hiss Fate's coarse rasp shreds all...

Familiar hiss
Fate's coarse rasp shreds all pleasure
Without spare again.
07-31-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 968
Posted By scarlson

Swift on still-warm dirt Silk and dynamo...

Swift on still-warm dirt
Silk and dynamo whisper
Beneath comet's gaze
07-31-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 968
Posted By natloz

Deep like the ocean...

Deep like the ocean...
07-26-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 20,870
Posted By m_sasso

My modified 1983 Super Winner, related own two...

My modified 1983 Super Winner, related own two Team Miyata's an 81 and 85 also a 1984 Gazelle Cross Trophy.
The Super Winner has seen a bit of the world on a few tours.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 24,644
Posted By Bah Humbug

I can’t imagine being so insecure as to worry...

I can’t imagine being so insecure as to worry whether my kit brand offends another cyclist. It’d be like worrying if someone cared I was on a Cervélo instead of a Trek.
07-20-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,132
Posted By Koyote

[QUOTE=Iride01;21583879]I had a driver tell me I...

[QUOTE=Iride01;21583879]I had a driver tell me I had the right-of-way at a MUP crossing. Actually, I don't. /QUOTE]

One of my pet peeves, both on a bike and while driving a MV, is when other...
07-20-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,233
Posted By jon c.

That's in part because the people making the most...

That's in part because the people making the most money out of the health care system have nothing to do with providing health care. They often know nothing about health care.

Take Rick Scott...
07-15-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,419
Posted By genejockey

60 kph is only 37 mph. That's not that fast. ...

60 kph is only 37 mph. That's not that fast. The driver of the car is at fault - they made an illegal U-turn and did not do it safely.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 03:42 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,973
Posted By nomadmax

Rent or borrow an e-bike and go smash all of the...

Rent or borrow an e-bike and go smash all of the guy's KOMs and anything else he prizes on Strava.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 02:48 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,973
Posted By Amt0571

Uninstall Strava. I did it long ago and I don't...

Uninstall Strava. I did it long ago and I don't regret it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,973
Posted By genejockey

Well, there's something I'll never have to worry...

Well, there's something I'll never have to worry about. WAY too many cyclists here, and most of them on Strava. I got a couple PRs on Friday. One PR was 10,605th for that segment out of 28,536. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,973
Posted By spelger

i don't like these segments that go through stop...

i don't like these segments that go through stop signs. they make absolutely no sense. not sure if it is possible but strava should kill them as they are created. not sure if stop signs are on some...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,897
Posted By delbiker1

If at all possible, I try not to cover the same...

If at all possible, I try not to cover the same territory on a longer ride. Depending on the direction I start out with, I can do that most of the time. If I need to go back over the same section/s,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,897
Posted By WhyFi

For a 30, 40, or 50-mile ride, the smallest loop...

For a 30, 40, or 50-mile ride, the smallest loop that I'd do is 30, 40, or 50 miles.
07-13-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,400
Posted By livedarklions

I'm not closed minded, as a driver I just don't...

I'm not closed minded, as a driver I just don't think it's true that the flashing white lights make the relevant bikes more visible. These are generally headlights. I've never noticed them on any...
07-13-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,163
Posted By CliffordK

If the USA had followed the examples of New...

If the USA had followed the examples of New Zealand, Australia, Vietnam, even China, then bars would be open, schools would be open, and life would be back to normal.

Tourism would still be rough...
07-13-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 12,681
Posted By noglider

You're thinking about Put Me In the Zoo...

You're thinking about Put Me In the Zoo (https://www.amazon.com/Put-Bright-Early-Board-Books/dp/0375812156) by Robert Lopshire.
...
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