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07-09-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,467
Posted By Rdmonster69

I have guys on mountain bikes pass me.

I have guys on mountain bikes pass me.
06-26-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By elcruxio

Even though I don't really agree that noseless...

Even though I don't really agree that noseless saddles push one into a single seating position, I also don't really see a problem with having just one. Hammock shape saddles do that to a stronger...
06-06-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,763
Posted By livedarklions

Speak for yourself. I rode 138 miles this...

Speak for yourself. I rode 138 miles this weekend on a road bike wearing cargo shorts.
06-06-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,763
Posted By wolfchild

I wear regular cargo shorts. I like them because...

I wear regular cargo shorts. I like them because they have a lot of pockets. If I need more comfort on a longer ride I wear padded bike shorts underneath my cargo shorts.
05-04-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,238
Posted By 55tele

A couple of details / features remembered but...

A couple of details / features remembered but forgot to include on this bike….

1. The Clydesdale branded hubs on these wheels are super heavy duty…I looked up a manufacturer in Taiwan called Bitex...
05-02-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,238
Posted By 55tele

Yes, the graphics are just vinyl…I will say they...

Yes, the graphics are just vinyl…I will say they were applied well and pretty durable, but curled at edges..I found Goo Gone helped remove….

I had an entire second set sent to me but decided to...
04-28-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,456
Posted By Steve B.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/DEWALT-Radius-Plastic-Saf...

https://www.lowes.com/pd/DEWALT-Radius-Plastic-Safety-Glasses/3648364

$10
04-15-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,692
Posted By genejockey

I've never experienced that, but I have...

I've never experienced that, but I have frequently experienced the Omnidirectional Headwind.
04-05-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,449
Posted By chaadster

I gotta say, most of the threads on the topic are...

I gotta say, most of the threads on the topic are rubbish, and I’ve seen a lot of them over the course of my +12 years on BF. I say this because it was only this year that I saw someone suggest...
04-04-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,611
Posted By LarrySellerz

I feel like most people cruise along at around 14...

I feel like most people cruise along at around 14 MPH or less
04-03-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,611
Posted By phughes

You're doing great, Mark. Enjoy, and keep on...

You're doing great, Mark. Enjoy, and keep on riding!
04-03-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,611
Posted By Mark Dominck

I'm 73 and I'm not racing against anything, I...

I'm 73 and I'm not racing against anything, I just like riding through the country roads for a little exercise and happen to have an old Garman on my bike and asked a stupid question didn't mean to...
04-02-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,611
Posted By Mark Dominck

I got after it the other day just to see and I...

I got after it the other day just to see and I did my 1 hr ride and averaged 13.8 mph I might be able to improve on that if I get serious but not by much, A few yrs ago I reached 15mph on that same...
03-15-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,067
Posted By indyfabz

How did I miss this post? I'll add the buzzing...

How did I miss this post? I'll add the buzzing and hum of insects and the screeching and chirping of birds.

A few years ago I stopped here for a while to listen to the splendor of no made made...
03-15-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,067
Posted By rydabent

IMO listening to music and cycling should be two...

IMO listening to music and cycling should be two different activities, and should never be mixed. To be safe while cycling you need common sense, sight, and SOUND to remain safe.
03-15-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,067
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...
02-13-21, 01:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By cjenrick

i have noticed that saddle position is not a...

i have noticed that saddle position is not a constant, it can depend on the muscle mass in your legs, how many miles you accumulate , what kind of shape your are in, what may feel right at the...
01-25-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 944
Posted By wolfchild

You've reached a plateau in your training, that's...

You've reached a plateau in your training, that's why your progress stopped and you're getting weaker. You need to change your training, do something different. If you keep doing the same thing for a...
01-14-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,493
Posted By veganbikes

I know you like your flashing front light most...

I know you like your flashing front light most people who use flashing front lights like them. The problem is other people. It is not really a legal issue it is an issue of sight and being hard to...
01-13-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,493
Posted By veganbikes

It shouldn't need to be said over and over but...

It shouldn't need to be said over and over but people still don't get it. If you are not an emergency vehicle going to an emergency please use a solid light at the front. Ideally at the rear as well...
12-27-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,435
Posted By wolfchild

Thermos or water bottle... I always stop to...

Thermos or water bottle... I always stop to drink. The reason that I stop is because I am not in a hurry to get to my destination and I am not racing against anybody.
12-22-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,040
Posted By wolfchild

I prefer to use non-cycling clothes, non-cycling...

I prefer to use non-cycling clothes, non-cycling boots and non-cycling gloves. My system of dressing has worked for me for the past 13 winters here in Canada. I can be outside for many hours and...
12-09-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,345
Posted By Apollo_95

Im glad you told me that because this has driven...

Im glad you told me that because this has driven me crazy over the last few days. You have just saved me alot of time & effort. Im just going to have to live with it.
12-03-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,620
Posted By badger1

Yes, I like clipless pedals (spd). Been using...

Yes, I like clipless pedals (spd). Been using them exclusively since 2003.

Nothing to do with 'efficiency', 'power transfer', 'pulling up', or any other such nonsense.

Simply put, they keep my...
11-26-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,099
Posted By bikehoco

After having a small pebble from a car tire hit...

After having a small pebble from a car tire hit and crack my expensive sunglasses (fortunately I had no eye injury) I exclusively wear polarized safety glasses.
11-25-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,629
Posted By Rolla

Surly always had a lot of redundancy in their...

Surly always had a lot of redundancy in their catalog, so a little streamlining is probably a good thing. Ogre, Troll, ECR, Bridge Club, Krampus, and Karate Monkey are all essentially variations on a...
11-24-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,099
Posted By mdarnton

I recently discovered a whole new category of...

I recently discovered a whole new category of biking sunglasses. Safety glasses. They are wraparound with minimal frames that are adjustable in several ways, come in various tints, and are dirt...
11-11-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,590
Posted By alcjphil

I imagine that the recent weather in upstate NY...

I imagine that the recent weather in upstate NY has been similar to what we have had in Montreal. What a pleasure to be able to ride in shorts and short sleeve jersey a week into the month of...
11-11-20, 03:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,590
Posted By Wildwood

beat me to it I'm 70 and ride all over...

beat me to it


I'm 70 and ride all over the place. hehehehe

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11-10-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,590
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I turned 70 in October.

I turned 70 in October.
10-27-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,038
Posted By Iride01

I don't have any set time or mileage to check or...

I don't have any set time or mileage to check or replace. When I feel so motivated, I check mine with the typical chain checker from Park Tool, but at times I also will measure with a metal scale. If...
10-25-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,931
Posted By aRoudy1

I made my goal of 2020 miles today! That may not...

I made my goal of 2020 miles today! That may not be impressive, but at 75 years old, with COPD, I'm happy.
10-17-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,982
Posted By But its me

Yes, for the sake of your fellow riders no strobe...

Yes, for the sake of your fellow riders no strobe lights at the front!
10-12-20, 01:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,913
Posted By Trakhak

From the late Sheldon Brown's page concerning...

From the late Sheldon Brown's page concerning chain maintenance (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/chains.html):New chains come pre-lubricated with a grease-type lubricant which has been installed at the...
10-05-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 11,003
Posted By genejockey

I'm sorry, but if you need music, use ONE earbud....

I'm sorry, but if you need music, use ONE earbud. I don't want to hear your music. Yesterday I was twice passed by motorcycles with minimal mufflers AND playing music at a volume they could hear...
10-03-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,081
Posted By canklecat

The best available info indicates the coronavirus...

The best available info indicates the coronavirus Super Cooties is mostly about the dosage, like any toxin. Most of us probably won't get irretrievably ill from a single micro-organism sniffed into...
09-29-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 11,003
Posted By ofajen

I’m mostly passing on trails. I always ring the...

I’m mostly passing on trails. I always ring the bell and try to do it a few seconds back and several times and also make an announcement if it seems needed.

I just figure I should because it’s
a)...
09-29-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 11,003
Posted By Cyclist0100

Cyclist Passing Etiquette

I don't get passed by other cyclists too often, but the past few times it's happened the person passing me has given no verbal warning (i.e. "on your left"), no ring of the bell (if they had one),...
09-25-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,707
Posted By Phil_gretz

Wash the bike? Um, nope. For road bikes, I wipe...

Wash the bike? Um, nope. For road bikes, I wipe down the frame only when the bike is up on the stand for service. Otherwise, I let the frame alone.

Keep the drivetrain clean and lubricated? ...
09-16-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,742
Posted By rebel1916

What in the wide world of sports is going on here?

What in the wide world of sports is going on here?
09-04-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,772
Posted By 79pmooney

My chain cleaning routine is pretty simple, cheap...

My chain cleaning routine is pretty simple, cheap and easy. I wipe it clean with rags that are well past their prime as bike parts cleaners. Lube with TriFlow (summer and good bikes) or Finish Line...
09-03-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,118
Posted By BoraxKid

I guess one person's "wraparound sunglasses" are...

I guess one person's "wraparound sunglasses" are another person's "goggles." Potato potato, I guess.
08-24-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 215,722
Posted By UnderDawgAl

14.25 miles. Longest ride since 2014.

14.25 miles. Longest ride since 2014.
08-24-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 215,722
Posted By bubbafat

9 miles at an easy pace. Did 12 yesterday...

9 miles at an easy pace. Did 12 yesterday (personal longest ride) - trying to extend my daily rides at a lower level of effort to get used to more time and miles.
08-09-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,064
Posted By rydabent

Back in the days of the 10 speeds, a rider had to...

Back in the days of the 10 speeds, a rider had to do a few double shifts to get progression. That meant he had to shift both the derailer and the chain rings. Really dumb IMO.

As I have posted...
08-09-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,064
Posted By Homebrew01

I generally shift 1 at a time, harder or easier...

I generally shift 1 at a time, harder or easier as terrain changes.
The front chainrings are like "High" and "Low" range.
Lots of short hills near me, so I am in the small chainring most of the...
07-05-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,312
Posted By 50PlusCycling

As a former police officer and traffic homicide...

As a former police officer and traffic homicide investigator, I think wearing earphones is a great way to shorten your life. In most places riding while wearing earphones is illegal, and this for...
06-25-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,531
Posted By Pop N Wood

When I used to keep track 3500 miles was common...

When I used to keep track 3500 miles was common for a chain. i do reasonably well with chain maintenance.

Cassettes last a lot longer if you don't ride with a worn out chain. I have worn...
06-25-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,531
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

I get 4,500 miles out of Campagnolo 10 speed...

I get 4,500 miles out of Campagnolo 10 speed chains which I replace due to degraded front shifting from increased side plate wear causing flexibility. At that point they've only elongated 1/32" over...
06-23-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By RH Clark

Honestly,at more than 100 lbs overweight,you are...

Honestly,at more than 100 lbs overweight,you are just going to have to do the common sense stuff like a heavier built bike with larger seat and drop some weight. I have personally lost nearly 190 lbs...
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