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03-07-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,664
Posted By Helderberg

Inseam is 29-29.5 depending on how uncomfortable...

Inseam is 29-29.5 depending on how uncomfortable I want to pull up on the level and that was in socks. I could probably make it 30 but life is too short.
Frank.
01-25-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,809
Posted By Biker395

I gave my daughter one of my bikes, and her...

I gave my daughter one of my bikes, and her fiancť, the other. Good excuse for N+1. :thumb:
01-24-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By MAK

Take a look at REI. I bought some Co-Op liner...

Take a look at REI. I bought some Co-Op liner shorts for under $50.00 and they are comfortable and have held up well. Suggestion...liner shorts work best with gusseted shorts so you're not sitting...
01-04-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,821
Posted By chaadster

It’s got that wet cat look with skinnies on it!...

It’s got that wet cat look with skinnies on it! :lol:
01-04-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,821
Posted By Phatman

I've found the biggest issue with road tires on a gravel bike!

I got a 2021 Crux a few months ago, and its awesome. Its lighter, stiffer, and dare I say better riding than my current steel roadie. Despite the 38mm knobbies, its faster a lot of the climbs around...
11-01-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,511
Posted By Tomm Willians

But if youíre smart you donít N+1 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

But if youíre smart you donít N+1 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
10-31-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,511
Posted By Tomm Willians

Today I put a ring on it !

Married my adventure/cycling buddy today in Reno ! Between her sense of humor, zest for life and an incredible collection of bikes I would have been nuts to not tie this knot....
10-28-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,854
Posted By Mojo31

You got off easy. It made me buy four new bikes.

You got off easy. It made me buy four new bikes.
10-26-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,611
Posted By Leinster

Why would your mind go to a cassette? Surely the...

Why would your mind go to a cassette? Surely the better option would be a length of cush bar tape, and a gentle flossing motion?
10-26-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,611
Posted By pdlamb

Hot air, from the campaigns? ;) Don't think...

Hot air, from the campaigns? ;)

Don't think I've bought anything for the stockpile since last winter, but I may run out of tires next year if the usual vendors don't have end of the year sales.
10-24-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By Maelochs

Just hammer away at the old cassette until it...

Just hammer away at the old cassette until it shatters, coat the hub liberally with Liquid Nails, and hammer on the new cassette. Completely interchangeable. I have mixed Ultegra and 105 enough to...
10-21-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,366
Posted By tyrion

That should be enough to put me in contention...

That should be enough to put me in contention next year.
09-30-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By c_m_shooter

Coolmax long briefs from Duluth under whatever...

Coolmax long briefs from Duluth under whatever cargo shorts or pants you like. I find the fast dry "fishing shirts" from cabelas and bass pro to be the most comfortable in the heat (better than bike...
09-25-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,592
Posted By Hypno Toad

I've been very happy with Crank Bros Eggbeater 3...

I've been very happy with Crank Bros Eggbeater 3 pedals and PI X-Alp 'gravel shoes' (https://www.rei.com/product/157606/pearl-izumi-x-alp-gravel-bike-shoes-mens) (new this year) IMHO - the gravel...
09-23-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,817
Posted By Rolla

Bring on the arm warmers, wool caps, full-finger...

Bring on the arm warmers, wool caps, full-finger gloves and toe covers -- I thrive in cooler temps!

Weather is just like climbing hills: convince yourself that you like it, and eventually you will.
09-23-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,817
Posted By noimagination

Each season has its charms (and, its drawbacks). ...

Each season has its charms (and, its drawbacks).
- summer: bibs and jersey, go (OK, I have to apply sunscreen); ride faster with less effort than other seasons; long hours of daylight
- autumn:...
09-13-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,674
Posted By woodcraft

You think that doesn't happen?

You think that doesn't happen?
09-09-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By Milton Keynes

I tried a spin bike once. Had to quit because I...

I tried a spin bike once. Had to quit because I got too dizzy...
09-01-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,014
Posted By Sorg67

Enjoyment Endorphins Clear my head Energy...

Enjoyment
Endorphins
Clear my head
Energy for the day after a morning ride
Positive attitude
Good mood
Better sleep
Rheumatoid Arthritis symptom management
Better motivation
08-26-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 793
Posted By davei1980

The little roadside inflators will not work but...

The little roadside inflators will not work but the small roofing compressors you mention will have more than enough. Roadside inflators are really just pumps, not compressors. You need one with an...
08-26-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 793
Posted By Kapusta

Well, often times no compressor is needed, just a...

Well, often times no compressor is needed, just a floor pump.

But if you need faster air, even a 1gal compressor Is plenty. It does not take much air to seat the tire, it just needs it delivered...
08-26-20, 01:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,368
Posted By smashndash

The mental anguish of knowing that you have those...

The mental anguish of knowing that you have those tires just sitting there is probably more costly than the effort it takes to swap tires. The tires won't get ruined if you take them off. Just be...
08-25-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,773
Posted By NoWhammies

We're still waiting for electricity to get here. ...

We're still waiting for electricity to get here. Once that happens I'll let you know.
08-25-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,773
Posted By rydabent

I have a magic drawer that clean cycling clothes...

I have a magic drawer that clean cycling clothes magically appear. After a ride I throw them in a hamper, and like magic they reappear in my magic drawer. :)
08-23-20, 04:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,098
Posted By livedarklions

I buy whichever is cheaper that day. If people...

I buy whichever is cheaper that day. If people are checking out the length of your valve stems, at least try to get them to buy you a drink.
08-18-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By daveton

First 50 Miler

Just completed my first 50 mile ride. No real issues could have had a bit more food/water. I just wanted to tell someone other than my wife and daughter. Golf buddies would not understand. Cheers
08-17-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,673
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

...and thatís when I realized youíre obviously...

...and thatís when I realized youíre obviously not American. ;) I stand a lot on steep hills, but I also like to climb in bigger gears. I love climbing.
08-06-20, 01:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,298
Posted By cprobertson1

Rule-of-thumb for other cyclists daft enough to...

Rule-of-thumb for other cyclists daft enough to do what I did; water ingress will occur everywhere the water touches; there is no escape.

Don't waste time - get it all out... and maybe don't trust...
07-11-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,017
Posted By Miele Man

Those just might work with hearing aids. I think...

Those just might work with hearing aids. I think I'll give them a try.

Thanks and cheers
07-11-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,017
Posted By August West

https://www.cat-ears.com/

https://www.cat-ears.com/
07-05-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By Pratt

They're not the same?

They're not the same?
06-29-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,712
Posted By big john

I've done hundreds of centuries and I never got...

I've done hundreds of centuries and I never got close to 5 hours total time, but I never tried to, either. I've also never done a "flat" century. The least altitude gain I can remember is about 4000...
06-29-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,712
Posted By shelbyfv

I can't recall doing a solo century. I like...

I can't recall doing a solo century. I like friends, food stops and a T-shirt and meal at the finish.:) I never had a goal but I seem to be stuck at about 15 mph, year after year. I'm 71 but I was...
06-29-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,712
Posted By Wildwood

Almost 69 - all my centuries are metric. 4+ hours...

Almost 69 - all my centuries are metric. 4+ hours @ 15mph including the stops is enough fun for 1 day. :D
...
06-29-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By Ilbiker

First ride new Domane

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/320x240/ff7e6e2a_aa19_46d3_afd0_cc24daa746a9_372c0e8cdce607fc98a894f984671c915fa6090a.jpeg

First ride in the books. I knew the ride would be...
06-25-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By chas58

Well, the orignial product was fatty strippers. ...

Well, the orignial product was fatty strippers. Word of advice: don't google this at work. :lol:
06-23-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,122
Posted By kayakindude

Ride on some rural roads with loose dogs.

Ride on some rural roads with loose dogs.
06-18-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 926
Posted By BluFalconActual

*Laughs in San Diego*

*Laughs in San Diego*
06-18-20, 02:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,362
Posted By TiHabanero

I have the Tifosi model for fat heads. On a...

I have the Tifosi model for fat heads. On a second pair as the first pair is relegated to the workshop for brazing. They are light, wrap around, tall lens for excellent eye protection, top shelf for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,020
Posted By Jungleland

LOL, that was my "topple over in the grass" event...

LOL, that was my "topple over in the grass" event after the incident. Pulled off the edge of the road, put my foot down and realized there was too much of a drop off in the grass ditch for my foot...
06-05-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,362
Posted By John_V

Tifosi Optics (http://www.tifosioptics.com)

Tifosi Optics (http://www.tifosioptics.com)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 828
Posted By Nixhex

So I didnt expect this to happen so quickly, but...

So I didnt expect this to happen so quickly, but I was on FB marketplace today and found my new steed.

It's a 2003 spec allez with cro-mo frame and carbon fork, ultegra components. It is in...
05-27-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,105
Posted By Koyote

Don, this is all exactly correct. The...

Don, this is all exactly correct. The manufacturing that is leaving China is mainly relocating in other countries (mostly Southeast Asia) that are not subject to such large tariffs; they are not...
05-27-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,962
Posted By DrIsotope

I set a PR on a segment yesterday-- on my SSCX,...

I set a PR on a segment yesterday-- on my SSCX, which made it feel even better. Some lustre was lost when I got passed midway up the climb by one of those Team California Juniors kids. That teen...
05-27-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,962
Posted By tntyz

Strava Crushed my Soul

Last weekend was out on a nice ride. On one of the local Strava segments, feeling better than usual, favorable wind direction so decided to go for it. I knew I had one of my better times and was...
05-26-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,105
Posted By dwmckee

After all is said and done, I see NO bicycle...

After all is said and done, I see NO bicycle manufacturing reshoring to the US in light of the recent tariffs. Not even a hint of it. That is a fact. Cannondale & Trek are not talking about coming...
05-26-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,372
Posted By Hikebikerun

First 50mi ride!!!

My initial stretch goal when I started getting into cycling about 4-6 weeks ago was to go on a 50 mile ride. Well, I had a late start this morning and today has been hottest day so far this year...
05-13-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,739
Posted By Rides4Beer

Won my first gravel race on my completely stock...

Won my first gravel race on my completely stock Revolt, it has no problems going fast, even at 22lbs. It's more about the engine than the bike, so long as the bike is well maintained and equipped for...
05-12-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,018
Posted By Iride01

Road bike position isn't just about aero. It's...

Road bike position isn't just about aero. It's also about balancing you body over the power you put into the crankshaft which lifts you up somewhat to reduce the weight on your butt. By...
05-11-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,112
Posted By SethAZ

Just one upload, they said. It's nothing, they...

Just one upload, they said. It's nothing, they said. Everyone's doing it, they said.

You're well on your way to becoming a Strava addict! LOL.
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