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05-14-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 461
Posted By gobicycling

My wife, Nora, approaching her 85th birthday.

Nora, in her 85th year, riding the neighborhood with human power.
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05-12-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,412
Posted By damnbike

Solved

Success!
Went to a bike shop, they said 1.5 week wait, I said screw that im fixing it myself. The key was to take my wife's bike, which is the same make/model as mine, just the female version,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 261
Posted By Bnebel15

It's not important at all. Just was curious...

It's not important at all. Just was curious that's all as to what year and model it really is. Would be nice to know what I bought that's all. My apologies
05-09-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,412
Posted By CliffordK

damnbike's Album: ...

damnbike's Album:

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/554047
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/24914572
...
05-07-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 476
Posted By cxwrench

Wonder if this guy knows Larry?

Wonder if this guy knows Larry?
05-03-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By YoughRiverDavid

I picked the Mercury Satin SL5! I liked the...

I picked the Mercury Satin SL5!

I liked the "look" of the "white" ALR5 more than the "Satin Mercury SL5". As mentioned above - I did not want to join the red bike club. I'll reserve my "reds" for...
04-30-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 26,280
Views: 2,819,060
Posted By jppe

Perfect temperatures in NC today. I ridiculously...

Perfect temperatures in NC today. I ridiculously slow 104 miler but felt good the whole ride. Trying to get the mileage back up.

...
Forum: Touring
04-30-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,010
Posted By greatbasin

I'm not advising you as an expert, but as a...

I'm not advising you as an expert, but as a fellow beginner. I recently started this thread: https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1249089-get-started-touring-bike.html
I asked questions about touring...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,271
Posted By Bald Paul

Beautiful!

Beautiful!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,271
Posted By Tomm Willians

My Military Wilier is done !

Just got these pics of my 2006 Wilier Imperiale from Tommy Oí Designs showing my finished bike !! Now to get it back together and on the road !...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,563
Posted By Mojo31

Vibrations tend to be dampened to some degree by...

Vibrations tend to be dampened to some degree by carbon more than aluminum, but I doubt you'd notice it in wheels. Carbon wheels are typically designed to be very stiff, which would offset somewhat...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 705
Posted By dirtchurch

Thanks for all your responses! My friend packed...

Thanks for all your responses! My friend packed up the bike for me, and he either forgot to put the axles through the dropouts, or they fell out. They were loose in the box. (This is a bike that he...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By jaxgtr

I've had both a CAAD, although it was the Caad9,...

I've had both a CAAD, although it was the Caad9, and I have the Emonda ALR. I enjoyed the CAAD9 very much, but after 5 yrs or so, I sold it as I wanted to give a carbon frame a try. I bought the...
04-24-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,635
Posted By jadmt

careful mine broke about the second cut across...

careful mine broke about the second cut across the pizza. Sad thing is I had kept it in its original box for years unused and then one day I decided to impress my oldest daughter and her boyfriend...
04-23-22, 11:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,635
Posted By base2

Pretty skinny...&in my posession. ...

Pretty skinny...&in my posession.
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04-22-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,487
Posted By livedarklions

Ted Cruz might miss his flight!

Ted Cruz might miss his flight!
04-17-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,323
Posted By Koyote

No. All you have to do is insert a plastic tire...

No. All you have to do is insert a plastic tire lever in between the pads and push them back into place. Alternatively, just donít pull on the bloody brake levers while the wheels are off the bike....
04-12-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,146
Posted By robertariasjr

I really do appreciate everyoneís time and...

I really do appreciate everyoneís time and advice. Iím new here so Iím not even sure exactly how to reply. But Iím going to keep coming back and trying.
04-08-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,025
Posted By cxwrench

Duct tape that stuff to your back.

Duct tape that stuff to your back.
04-08-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,025
Posted By Reynolds

You can carry the tube, levers and mini pump in...

You can carry the tube, levers and mini pump in your jersey pocket.
Forum: Touring
04-08-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By cccorlew

Wacky 520 Grando story

My wife and I have two self supported rides planned this summer. We've done a couple of rides with just panniers, but not carried food and such.
This time we're going full tilt and wanted front...
Forum: Touring
03-31-22, 12:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,523
Posted By M Rose

Trek 520 Grando New Bike Day

I finally picked up my 2022 Grando today. Itís been sitting at the LBS since October waiting for me to finish paying it off. Right now the only accessory I have added is the Quad-Locks Cell Phone...
03-26-22, 01:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,189
Posted By Phoenix800

I'm glad someone brought this up. I actually have...

I'm glad someone brought this up. I actually have DI2 on my bug-out bike. I'm a prepper.

The trick is to wrap all of the components in stainless steel foil. You need a Faraday cage around the...
03-23-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,338
Posted By livedarklions

It'd take me 30 days to struggle through that...

It'd take me 30 days to struggle through that rambling,, but the little bit at the beginning I managed to get through was strictly from the Department of Made-Up Statistics.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 562
Posted By texbazII

Nah, but I can look through some of my Youtube...

Nah, but I can look through some of my Youtube history, and my browser history. I want to say it was a YT channel that has pretty high reliability.
What I found interesting when researching was that...
03-13-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 845
Posted By Bimmer69

Looks like I'm getting a gravel bike. Thanks...

Looks like I'm getting a gravel bike.
Thanks everyone for your advise and input.
03-13-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,619
Posted By drlogik

I've been working on and been around bikes for...

I've been working on and been around bikes for over 50 years and I've seen some strange and weird things but that's something I have never seen before. I'm wondering if it was a latent defect in the...
Forum: Touring
03-07-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,873
Posted By veganbikes

I wouldn't buy knockoffs that is just wrong on so...

I wouldn't buy knockoffs that is just wrong on so many levels. Plenty of lower cost gear without buying fake stuff. Sierra Designs for instance makes some great quality but low cost gear. Their...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,362
Posted By mcours2006

I am equally comfortable on both types of cleats....

I am equally comfortable on both types of cleats. Half my bikes have SPD, which I use for commuting and gravel. Walking on these are much easier as the cleats are recessed into the sole of the shoe....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By yaw

My wheels are 27mm outer 19.5 inner and Trek...

My wheels are 27mm outer 19.5 inner and Trek delivers them with 25mm.

I threw away the Bontrager tyres and put 28mm GP5ks on to test, but they bulge out.

I put 25mm GP5ks on and they sit much...
03-03-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 884
Posted By squirtdad

Heathen, COBOL is the way :)

Heathen, COBOL is the way :)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,931
Posted By Mtracer

I just thought I'd provide an update on this. The...

I just thought I'd provide an update on this. The new Trek Checkpoint SL5 (size 58) came in about a month early and I picked it up today. So, something like 6-7 weeks total wait time. Only a short...
02-20-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4,419
Views: 694,730
Posted By roadsnakes

Lake Michigan Sunrise

Again , no bike, but I got up before dawn this morning to watch the sun come up over Lake Michigan.
With the wind and waves, the shoreline was pretty icy.
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02-16-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 688
Posted By gpburdell

FWIW - I've had the Echelon II for long enough...

FWIW - I've had the Echelon II for long enough that I probably ought to be considering a replacement.

It's been very comfortable and well vented on hot days here in Georgia. Only negative I've...
Forum: Touring
02-13-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,969
Posted By robow

You must admit, it would make for an interesting...

You must admit, it would make for an interesting handlebar configuration now wouldn't it ?
Forum: Touring
02-12-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,969
Posted By Noonievut

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02-11-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,545
Posted By Rdmonster69

Excellent question. It "feels" to small in the...

Excellent question. It "feels" to small in the seat tube. I feel like my leg doesn't straighten enough. I understand that off road bikes may have a different feel to them than a road bike and am not...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By sw20

I have a speed sensor on my rear hub and can...

I have a speed sensor on my rear hub and can honestly say I haven't noticed any imbalance whatsoever.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,165
Posted By CrowSeph

i have already lots of bike.... :(

i have already lots of bike.... :(
02-04-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 813
Posted By Fastfingaz

Remembering Sheldon Brown

Sheldon died on this day !!!!!! RIP .......
02-03-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 855
Posted By veganbikes

If you want a lube opinion I like a wax based...

If you want a lube opinion I like a wax based bicycle lube. Beyond that find whatever works for you.

Mirrycle makes decent mirrors so that would be one to look at as dedhed made good points on...
02-03-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By exercion

NBD plus a couple

Been hunting a gravel bike for awhile, and being 5'2 doesn't help. Came across a couple year old, scarcely ridden Checkpoint ALR5 that followed me home. So far loving it.

...
01-30-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,585
Posted By tomato coupe

If people rode their emotional age, most would be...

If people rode their emotional age, most would be doing 5 miles.
01-30-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 26,280
Views: 2,819,060
Posted By Gravel Rider

20 miles. Tucked off the dirt road for a quiet...

20 miles. Tucked off the dirt road for a quiet lunch.
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01-29-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,309
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The triple play of downgrades. LOL. Hydro, 1x...

The triple play of downgrades. LOL.
Hydro, 1x and tubeless.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,109
Posted By prj71

I sold my R2s and purchased a spare set of Conti...

I sold my R2s and purchased a spare set of Conti 5000
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By rsbob

Wankers in Cleats?

https://twitter.com/_shanmoho/status/1486615097015300097?s=20

Hardly!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,109
Posted By prj71

That explains a lot. The stock R2's are junk....

That explains a lot. The stock R2's are junk. That was one of my first upgrades on the bike. Got rid of the R2s and put on Conti 5000 32s.

Try the conti 5000 32's.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,109
Posted By gpburdell

With it mounted on the seat post (not the seat...

With it mounted on the seat post (not the seat tube) the gap isn't noticeable. At least not to me.
Especially when riding. :roflmao2:
01-23-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,810
Posted By BrazAd

I started riding at 265 lbs four years ago. Was...

I started riding at 265 lbs four years ago. Was down to 225 last year before gaining 10 back. Iíve ridden over 26,000 miles since then.

Carbon - 18,818 miles, no broken spokes (Reynolds, 24...
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