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02-25-24, 11:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 564
Posted By Polaris OBark

Almost every consumer transaction these days is a...

Almost every consumer transaction these days is a variant of the above.

This is why I have decided to forgo worldly possessions and become a Zen-master.

I'm down to 13 bikes in the garage, now.
02-25-24, 11:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 564
Posted By Koyote

Just my $.02: The cup is what it is; if you...

Just my $.02: The cup is what it is; if you didn't realize that when purchasing, that's on you. And you've already used it.

The pedal broke. Return them.
02-24-24, 10:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,273
Posted By JW Fas

It's error management theory in action. Certain...

It's error management theory in action. Certain events such as doorings may be statistically infrequent, but when they do happen the consequences are severe. For any given situation the person...
02-23-24, 11:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,273
Posted By Kontact

It isn't a "card" when someone says they aren't...

It isn't a "card" when someone says they aren't comfortable arguing with police. More like a reality
02-22-24, 08:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,273
Posted By Kontact

I think he's saying that he's a minority or other...

I think he's saying that he's a minority or other group that gets held to a different standard than straight white people by cops.
02-21-24, 07:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 812
Posted By rsbob

It also worked in high school when cotton shirts...

It also worked in high school when cotton shirts required ironing. My mother told me to iron my own, so I left the iron in one place too long creating a Shroud of Turin effect, and I was relieved...
02-21-24, 01:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,273
Posted By SoCaled

Almost every time I ride the bike lanes in my...

Almost every time I ride the bike lanes in my town I get an "invitation" to be doored. Comes in a couple of different versions. Most common is person comes out of house or business to their parked...
02-21-24, 06:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 812
Posted By noimagination

I wear out my bibs long before drying them in the...

I wear out my bibs long before drying them in the dryer harms them. I have no thigh gap, so my shorts wear out on the inside of the thigh where they rub against the saddle. If this isn't you, then...
02-20-24, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By Koyote

Yeah, swapping wheels back and forth is tiresome....

Yeah, swapping wheels back and forth is tiresome. That alone is reason enough to have two wheelsets for a heavily-ridden bike.
02-20-24, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By Steve B.

Many folks who ride gravel bikes do exactly this....

Many folks who ride gravel bikes do exactly this. A wheelset with 28-32 or whatever slicks, maybe a cassette appropriate to the road conditions and hills. Then a 2nd wheelset with gravel tires and...
02-20-24, 05:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 812
Posted By Koyote

I wash 'em in lingerie bags on the gentle cycle...

I wash 'em in lingerie bags on the gentle cycle using detergent that has no additives, then dry 'em for about 15 mins on low heat before putting them on a drying rack. Works fine, and the chamois...
02-20-24, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By mstateglfr

I would ride the lighter wheelset all day every...

I would ride the lighter wheelset all day every day. There is just no downside.
I used 25mm external 20mm internal rims for my gravel bike for 4.5 years and all tires were 42-44mm actual widths. ...
02-19-24, 10:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 543
Posted By FBinNY

2 points. 1- wheel building is far more...

2 points.

1- wheel building is far more about skill rather than tools. So don't go nuts on truing stands and other stuff until you know you'll be building wheels long enough to justify it. Odds...
02-19-24, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By Koyote

According to the physics, the lighter wheels...

According to the physics, the lighter wheels won't be much faster than the heavier wheels. (Just getting that out of the way as a public service - hopefully we can now move on.)

The Open Pro rims...
02-16-24, 04:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,154
Posted By Polaris OBark

FIFY (foo is better than that)

FIFY

(foo is better than that)
02-16-24, 04:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,154
Posted By Chuck M

That's an optimistic estimate... if it gets moved...

That's an optimistic estimate... if it gets moved to foo where it belongs.
02-13-24, 01:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 654
Posted By pdlamb

If you're happy with what you've got, move them...

If you're happy with what you've got, move them over or get another set.

There's a little bit of difference between different clipless pedals. There's a very big difference between "All my shoes...
02-07-24, 06:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,196
Posted By bboy314

I agree, but people are conditioned by Amazon and...

I agree, but people are conditioned by Amazon and the like to think theyíre getting ripped off if they canít return used goods for free. Or pay retail price for a very specific product they want...
02-07-24, 05:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,196
Posted By malcala622

Yes I took it home bcuz the manager advised me...

Yes I took it home bcuz the manager advised me I'd have the advantage of getting a partial refund or a new one if Incycle customer service can acquire one from Kuat directly. The manager can only see...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-24, 04:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,415
Posted By Jughed

He was/is... most can agree on that. Bunch...

He was/is... most can agree on that.

Bunch of top athletes are arseholes. A bunch of people are arseholes for that matter...

Take just about any athlete that is considered the GOAT, or in the...
02-07-24, 12:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,196
Posted By malcala622

urbanknight Also I posted 2 pictures of the box...

urbanknight Also I posted 2 pictures of the box at the store and the return shipping label. So yes you missed it big where I noticed these things before bringing it home.
02-07-24, 12:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,196
Posted By malcala622

Yes you missed multiple points I made. Incycle...

Yes you missed multiple points I made. Incycle was the only bike shop within 15 miles that had the rack in stock and available for next day pickup.

As stated in the reply you quoted but left out...
02-04-24, 09:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 700
Posted By Steve B.

Most dog parks around these parts are fenced in...

Most dog parks around these parts are fenced in so the dogs cannot escape. The owners typically keep the dogs in control and are observant and attentive of their dogs behavior. I think you have...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-24, 07:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,460
Posted By eduskator

Technically, yes. However, I don't believe you...

Technically, yes. However, I don't believe you will notice it. I mean, pro riders ride very narrow handlebars and they need a lot more o2 than us mere humans do when we cycle.

Now, will 2cm less...
01-29-24, 06:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 941
Posted By Koyote

Orange Seal and less obsessiveness. Thereís no...

Orange Seal and less obsessiveness. Thereís no need to remove tires and remove old sealantÖ Just top it off when necessary.
01-29-24, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By mpetry912

I put "reynolds wheel decals" into an ebay search...

I put "reynolds wheel decals" into an ebay search and got quite a few possibilities

reynolds wheel decals rim for sale | eBay...
01-19-24, 06:58 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 17,881
Posted By cb400bill

Spring can't get here quick enough.

Spring can't get here quick enough.
01-19-24, 09:24 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 17,881
Posted By shelbyfv

Despite having aged 13 years, this silly thread...

Despite having aged 13 years, this silly thread has not developed merit.
01-14-24, 12:11 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,976
Posted By indyfabz

Iíll bet it holds true for them as well.

Iíll bet it holds true for them as well.
01-14-24, 10:40 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,976
Posted By indyfabz

I have to imagine that this is way down on the...

I have to imagine that this is way down on the list of reasons why people donít take you seriously. At least people around here.
01-13-24, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 816
Posted By tomato coupe

If someone punches you in the face, then pays to...

If someone punches you in the face, then pays to replace your broken glasses and fix your broken nose, I wouldnít call that a win.
01-13-24, 07:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 816
Posted By Paul Barnard

It's not a win until the driver is charged and...

It's not a win until the driver is charged and jailed.
12-24-23, 01:21 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,188
Posted By PeteHski

Which, letís be clear, it isnít!

Which, letís be clear, it isnít!
12-24-23, 01:02 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,188
Posted By terrymorse

Sigh. This myth won't ever go away, will it?

Sigh. This myth won't ever go away, will it?
12-23-23, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By FBinNY

It sounds like the nipple is frozen to the spoke....

It sounds like the nipple is frozen to the spoke. This is rare with brass but common with aluminum.

Step one is to try to free it before worrying about anything else. Start by wicking a...
12-23-23, 04:17 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,137
Posted By jolly_codger

I'd say that it's the contact points & associated...

I'd say that it's the contact points & associated appurtenances.
John
12-23-23, 03:46 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,137
Posted By jolly_codger

You will probably get a lot of opinions on this,...

You will probably get a lot of opinions on this, but I am of the camp that believes that the saddle, seatpost, stem, and handlebar/tape/grips comprise the cockpit of a bicycle. I am on the fence...
12-21-23, 08:47 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,188
Posted By Maelochs

I don't question why he wants them .... if he...

I don't question why he wants them .... if he has the ability, why not? Why not buy a Rolls or a Lamborghini if you can afford one---despite the fact that one doesn't actually get any more comfort...
12-21-23, 05:54 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,188
Posted By Maelochs

I would look at worst-case scenarios. if you are...

I would look at worst-case scenarios. if you are at the top of a multi-mile mountain climb and get a puncture ... and then a second puncture (say, someone broke some glass or had a car accident and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-23, 12:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,571
Posted By datlas

How about now?

How about now?
12-15-23, 08:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,342
Posted By veganbikes

What is wrong with the current saddle after...

What is wrong with the current saddle after riding it for a significant amount of time after adjusting it to your body which would include saddle angle, setback (or forward) and height? Ask yourself...
12-15-23, 10:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,206
Posted By KerryIrons

Which, based on lots of experience on this forum...

Which, based on lots of experience on this forum and others, means that it REALLY is NOT common knowledge. Just saying. :)
12-13-23, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By Steve B.

Sometimes justice prevails

The women in Michagen who mowed down and killed 2 cyclist on a charity ride has been sentenced to 70 years in prison.

https://news.yahoo.com/woman-gets-70-years-prison-202452873.html
12-13-23, 11:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,881
Posted By alcjphil

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Canadian national championship ITT 1999
12-13-23, 07:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 697
Posted By Kontact

How so? Bike shops have been using four sided...

How so? Bike shops have been using four sided spoke wrenches for a couple decades. It is simply a better version of an old tool and works on everything 3 sided wrenches do.

$7.
12-12-23, 10:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 697
Posted By cyccommute

I agree. I use Wheel Fanatyk splines on all my...

I agree. I use Wheel Fanatyk splines on all my builds. They come in a variety of colors as well.
12-12-23, 06:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,539
Posted By tomato coupe

The majority of inmates in the U.S. are in work...

The majority of inmates in the U.S. are in work programs.
12-12-23, 02:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 697
Posted By pdlamb

Other than widespread unavailability,...

Other than widespread unavailability, incompatibility with existing tools, and fighting with a "good enough" base, I don't have a clue.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-23, 10:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,147
Posted By mstateglfr

What other geometry should it have had at the...

What other geometry should it have had at the time? Tri bikes were road bikes back then. I am no historian, but have read that QR released the first major/mass Tri bike in '89 and from there,...
12-11-23, 10:50 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,362
Posted By mstateglfr

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