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04-01-23, 09:21 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,620
Posted By zandoval

Because your money is worth much less...

Because your money is worth much less...
04-01-23, 05:22 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,620
Posted By Polaris OBark

Bike tires require inflation.

Bike tires require inflation.
03-28-23, 01:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,690
Posted By Repack Rider

When I sold mountain bikes in the '80s, I took my...

When I sold mountain bikes in the '80s, I took my Ritchey on a number of century rides. I had no trouble keeping up.

I modified my bike with a light set of wheels and close-ratio gears, used the...
02-15-23, 03:28 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,418
Posted By base2

Lovely Bicycle

On the shakedown ride now. The first thing that strikes me is how far the handlebar & hoods are from where I anticipated them to be. Not bad, but a different stem & my preferred bars would be a...
01-22-23, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,294
Posted By Darth Lefty

No. If your bike is two or three sizes wrong, you...

No. If your bike is two or three sizes wrong, you have to fix that first.
01-18-23, 04:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 924
Posted By TheRealGarin

Thank you all. I actually went for a 2017...

Thank you all.

I actually went for a 2017 Specialized Roubaix Expert with 33mm tires. It's a first owner bike and in very good condition, well kept, I looked at everything very very carefully,...
01-16-23, 04:13 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 10,504
Posted By tomato coupe

Yep.

Yep.
01-11-23, 09:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,549
Posted By Repack Rider

I scanned an article about that very subject...

I scanned an article about that very subject today and posted it on my blog. It was written in 1985 and includes everyone from then that you might expect. Scroll to the third article.
...
11-12-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,305
Posted By veganbikes

Ergon Grips, the very best there is, when you...

Ergon Grips, the very best there is, when you absolutely, positively have to grip every flat-bar in the room, accept no substitutes.
10-31-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,188
Posted By veganbikes

Yes the formula is N+1 and is scientifically...

Yes the formula is N+1 and is scientifically formulated so you know it is correct. It is good to own one of everything I think or at least most stuff.
09-07-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,615
Posted By rsbob

Letís not rush things. :D

Letís not rush things. :D
09-04-22, 04:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,156
Posted By kommisar

on the bright side, after an EMP attack you will...

on the bright side, after an EMP attack you will still be able to ride you bike
09-01-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,004
Posted By rumrunn6

ride it shift all gears try the brakes get...

ride it
shift all gears
try the brakes
get off the bike, spin the wheels & look closely from the top for wobble, from the side for out-of-round
look at the gears & chain for signs of age
push...
08-16-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,975
Posted By Rolla

U-brakes are often run underneath the seatstays,...

U-brakes are often run underneath the seatstays, or sometimes under the chainstays behind the bottom bracket. V-brakes are always on the top of the seatstays.
08-08-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,859
Posted By dedhed

At least it works that way on the ones that the...

At least it works that way on the ones that the sliders are greased. Pulled plenty of sliding calipers that didn't slide here in the rust belt.
08-02-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,809
Posted By gpburdell

People seem to be missing the part where the 1.25...

People seem to be missing the part where the 1.25 - 2" Quick Rack comes with it's own 2" adapter that allows it to be used in either size receiver.

...
08-02-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,809
Posted By beng1

Every so many years they have to change the...

Every so many years they have to change the tire-sizes or some other feature so they can tell everyone that their current bike is outdated and they have to buy a new one to remain "competitive" and...
04-27-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,067
Posted By dsaul

People still write checks?

People still write checks?
04-27-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,369
Posted By beng1

It does not matter what mountain-bike you use as...

It does not matter what mountain-bike you use as long as you are well practiced in riding and handling it. A good rider that is used to their bike, who is in good shape and well practiced will...
03-30-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,563
Posted By Kapusta

What like about most older trails is that they...

What like about most older trails is that they were not laid out with bikes in mind. You ride them on there own terms, rather than the trail being built on your terms.

So while they are just as...
03-20-22, 05:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,497
Posted By coffeesnob

wear a helmet you'll be ok

wear a helmet you'll be ok
03-10-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,994
Posted By carlosponti

ok so this should be your first clue that maybe...

ok so this should be your first clue that maybe you shouldn't be there. I'd suggest getting together with a mtb advocacy group to make the illegal trails not illegal instead of being angry at...
03-09-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,994
Posted By Polaris OBark

Maybe the problem is you think you are speaking...

Maybe the problem is you think you are speaking for me/us. Perhaps you aren't.
03-03-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 30,117
Posted By mstateglfr

32.67 inches? That isnt even a pony, much less a...

32.67 inches? That isnt even a pony, much less a horse...thats a Miniature Horse! Those little guys have no soul and bite. Crazy little Napoleonic demons.
02-06-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,500
Posted By Viich

Because suspension was a horrible development...

Because suspension was a horrible development direction, and rigid fatbikes are the correction to the poor path of mountain bike development.
01-24-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,605
Posted By veganbikes

Steel is real, Ti is fly, Wood is good, Bamboo is...

Steel is real, Ti is fly, Wood is good, Bamboo is for you but aluminum and carbon don't rhyme and there for are insufficient for a frame material. :lol:
10-27-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,845
Posted By _ForceD_

Is this trolling? When and why would you do that...

Is this trolling? When and why would you do that (for extended distance). And traffic laws dictate that bikes abide by going the right direction, with the flow of traffic.

Dan
10-11-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,724
Posted By Chuck M

Seems it never rains in southern California ...

Seems it never rains in southern California
Seems I've often heard that kind of talk before
It never rains in California
But girl, don't they warn ya?
It pours, man, it pours

Edit: Not...
10-11-21, 03:17 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,156
Posted By Lazyass

I have empathy for the cyclist, and not because...

I have empathy for the cyclist, and not because his bike path is now blocked by another homeless camp. But the social justice lectures belong in the political section.
10-10-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,156
Posted By canklecat

The author needs a tissue and massage for that...

The author needs a tissue and massage for that wrenched shoulder from patting himself on the back.
10-09-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,040
Posted By grant40

Carbon fiber

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09-21-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,128
Posted By indyfabz

So a fanny pack. :D

So a fanny pack. :D
09-14-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 732
Posted By deaninkl

Small Triumph and maybe a realization...!!

So, I live on a plateau that sits on top of a hill, apart from cycling around the small town I live in, its down hill in every direction I go in. There are many directions to go, and varying levels...
09-09-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,244
Posted By Rick

Green means go, Red means stop and Yellow means...

Green means go, Red means stop and Yellow means go faster. Haven't you ever seen Star Man.
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,236
Posted By Doug64

Yup, this was in 2007 just outside of Yellowstone...

Yup, this was in 2007 just outside of Yellowstone on Highway 20. We were using 28 mm tires then;while not optimal, they were what we had....
Forum: Touring
09-07-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,236
Posted By adamrice

Looks like this bike was sold with triple...

Looks like this bike was sold with triple chainrings and a 12-25 cassette. It shouldn't be hard to replace that with an 11-30 to get a 1:1 ratio, which should be good for the climbs you'll see.
...
09-05-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,450
Posted By Rolla

Back in my mountain bike racing days (rim brake...

Back in my mountain bike racing days (rim brake era), I don’t know if I had a single wheel that didn’t have some kind of dent in it. If the thump bugs you, replace it. But I’d wait until you get at...
Forum: Touring
09-04-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,422
Posted By headwind15

I have a few points to make. A). You live in...

I have a few points to make. A). You live in Florida - the highest bicycle fatality state in the country. I believe that there is a higher chance of you being hit by a car, than getting covid. ...
08-26-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,703
Posted By jonathanf2

I ride weekly with fixed, road and gravel bike...

I ride weekly with fixed, road and gravel bike riders. Honestly, the bike is the least important difference in the group ride. There are insanely fast and strong hill climbers riding fixed and slow...
08-25-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,894
Posted By roth rothar

Depends, Are you closer to nineteen or ninety :)

Depends, Are you closer to nineteen or ninety :)
08-18-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,696
Posted By Milton Keynes

I prefer distance over speed on a bike any day....

I prefer distance over speed on a bike any day. I'd much rather keep my own usual ~13 MPH average pace and go 40-50 miles or more than try to do 20 MPH the whole time and burn out after 10 miles. ...
08-01-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,410
Posted By crewdog

You could always do what these people did. ...

You could always do what these people did.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vixFxgDODs0
07-21-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,449
Posted By Kapusta

I am suggesting the grinder to grind the teeth...

I am suggesting the grinder to grind the teeth off of the big ring to make it a bash ring. Trying to remove the rings and replace them is probably a fool’s errand.
07-15-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,705
Posted By sanketdesai1989

Hello Everyone on this Thread, I am a...

Hello Everyone on this Thread,

I am a seasoned Mountain Biker and my goal is to share my experiences and provide help with right information, whenever needed. To answer the question about this...
06-27-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,378
Posted By BoozyMcliverRot

Fully rigid mtbs are super fun with the right...

Fully rigid mtbs are super fun with the right bars 😉

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06-16-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,378
Posted By Jeff Neese

Funny how people used to be able to ride bicycles...

Funny how people used to be able to ride bicycles without their arms hurting, before suspensions were developed. I guess it's like indexed shifting - it definitely got more newbies into cycling, and...
05-06-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 39,259
Posted By bOsscO

We just watched 'Stand by Me' with our 12-y/o son...

We just watched 'Stand by Me' with our 12-y/o son and I forgot about the pie-eating contest scene. Classic.
03-28-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,066
Posted By 10 Wheels

Most of the time I Ride where the right auto tire...

Most of the time I Ride where the right auto tire line would be.
But not here:
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02-03-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,906
Posted By Koyote

Get deeply enough into cycling, and you won't...

Get deeply enough into cycling, and you won't have any money for booze and drugs.
01-29-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,419
Posted By mack_turtle

no. for one thing, that could throw off an...

no. for one thing, that could throw off an otherwise good balance and power you have achieved with the original saddle position. second, it does nothing for the standing pedaling position on the bike.
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