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07-09-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,973
Posted By freeranger

When Ma and Pa Kettle shout out "on your left". ...

When Ma and Pa Kettle shout out "on your left". (sorry if this is lost on some!)
06-11-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,783
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Somebody better back up that whole Sheldon Brown...

Somebody better back up that whole Sheldon Brown encyclopedia of bike arcanery before it's gone.
06-11-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,783
Posted By fettsvenska

That was my first thought as well. I hope that...

That was my first thought as well. I hope that they Sheldon's website will be maintained as it contains such a wealth of knowledge about bikes.
06-11-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,783
Posted By cb400bill

Sheldon Brown worked there for years. ...

Sheldon Brown worked there for years.

https://www.harriscyclery.net/
01-21-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 47,909
Posted By a_d_a_m

Lake Erie at Fairport Harbor, OH. ...

Lake Erie at Fairport Harbor, OH.

https://i.imgur.com/Umbp2fY.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/bG9yWWd.jpg
01-17-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,680
Posted By indyfabz

“She's been plucked more times than the Rose of...

“She's been plucked more times
than the Rose of Tralee.”
01-17-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,680
Posted By GlennR

Headlights on for safety. ...

Headlights on for safety.
https://coub-anubis-a.akamaized.net/coub_storage/coub/simple/cw_timeline_pic/e89a357df09/e2155b339ee7146c94d88/ios_large_1509140448_image.jpg
01-17-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 858
Posted By aggiegrads

Schwalbe Thunderburts are very popular in the PNW...

Schwalbe Thunderburts are very popular in the PNW for gravel/xc bikes that spend more time on gravel than road.

‘’it is a great “ride to the ride” tire.
01-14-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,680
Posted By GlennR

And rides a 49cm ;)

And rides a 49cm ;)
01-14-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,680
Posted By Reflector Guy

"This hat is hideous! Oh, but it looks good on...

"This hat is hideous! Oh, but it looks good on you!"

I love Rodney Dangerfield.
01-04-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,821
Posted By base2

That skinny tires are embarrasing & his bike was...

That skinny tires are embarrasing & his bike was ashamed.

Probably quick AF on the road though.
Forum: Touring
11-29-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,261
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I mentioned above that I prefer the Brooks Pro or...

I mentioned above that I prefer the Brooks Pro or Conquest over the B17. The Conquest is essentially a Pro with springs. I use the drops about a third of the time. On a bike where I sit more upright,...
Forum: Touring
11-29-20, 01:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,261
Posted By LuckySailor

i don’t understand what the issue is with putting...

i don’t understand what the issue is with putting a shower cap on it in the rain to protect it. When you’re on the bike your butt covers the saddle so no shower cap necessary. (Likely) You lock your...
09-23-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,776
Posted By mstateglfr

Steel tubes are ovalized and bi-oval too. ...

Steel tubes are ovalized and bi-oval too. Hydroforming aluminum tubes is a gimmick on some bikes, and beneficial on others due to aluminum tubes needing to be massive for strength.
As for aero,...
09-23-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,776
Posted By Koyote

I've seen most of the five posts you've made on...

I've seen most of the five posts you've made on bf, and they all seem to be about things you hate, and about insulting the people who like those things. That's pretty sad.
07-12-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,867
Posted By Darth Lefty

Would you prefer I call it LWB DF? Conversations...

Would you prefer I call it LWB DF? Conversations turn...
07-11-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,867
Posted By Darth Lefty

There are off-road 3 wheelers and even 4 wheel...

There are off-road 3 wheelers and even 4 wheel conversions for 3 wheelers. But I haven’t seen anyone pushing a 2 wheel version.

few-to-no SSFG bents either, probably!
07-10-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,108
Posted By indyfabz

Wonder if the OP checked for signs. Here in...

Wonder if the OP checked for signs. Here in Philadelphia, the sides of streets with bike lanes are usually marked with “No Parking” signs. That does not prohibit stopping. As one parking official...
07-10-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,108
Posted By bikecrate

The right side of the road is prime territory. ...

The right side of the road is prime territory. Unfortunately, that's where the bike lanes are. Buses, delivery and garbage trucks are going to be there. It's part of bike riding.
07-10-20, 04:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,206
Posted By blue192

An Axxhole that is who.

An Axxhole that is who.
Forum: Touring
06-25-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,277
Posted By cyccommute

The Fly Creek is worth considering as well. It’s...

The Fly Creek is worth considering as well. It’s a bit lighter, packs just a little smaller and is significantly cheaper...about $70. Both are designed for bikepacking. I have an older...
06-19-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,347
Posted By Mulberry20

Michelin does. The Aircomp is my favorite tube. ...

Michelin does. The Aircomp is my favorite tube.

BTW you can use 23 tubes on 25 tires with no issues. In fact its easier to mount them.
05-27-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,516
Posted By qclabrat

look back in articles from the 80s, the same was...

look back in articles from the 80s, the same was said about aluminum frames vs steel....
05-19-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,390
Posted By Last ride 76

All the time. ...

All the time.
...
05-14-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,390
Posted By shelbyfv

I've put fork mounts on a 2X6. I have a bed cap...

I've put fork mounts on a 2X6. I have a bed cap so obviously I have to put the bike in backwards. I clamp the fork and the back wheel is snugged up against the front of the truck bed. Seems very...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,723
Posted By plook

I don't think this is the solution for me, but...

I don't think this is the solution for me, but thanks for your suggestion
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It'll just be a little rough. With 20s, I...

It'll just be a little rough. With 20s, I wouldn't drop the pressure. You'll live, can't damage anything. You're more likely have have problems if you drop the pressure. There are still folks around...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-15-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 46,199
Posted By qclabrat

nice work on the TM, consider getting a Silky...

nice work on the TM, consider getting a Silky saw, it's the weapon of choice for us to clear sizable blow downs.
I have a straight saw and folding version to I keep in by pack....
04-15-20, 03:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 823
Posted By Trevtassie

chuck me on there too, ya grumpy old fart

chuck me on there too, ya grumpy old fart
04-14-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,013
Posted By frankenmike

I typically engage the lockout for sections of...

I typically engage the lockout for sections of pavement, then unlock for trail. My system basically increases compression damping, so you end up “un-travelled” geometry-wise.
04-07-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By obrentharris

Eldridge Grade from Phoenix Lake to the top of...

Eldridge Grade from Phoenix Lake to the top of Tam. Rocky in places and steep in places. Sometimes the refreshment stand at the top is open. If I recall correctly there is a vending machine also....
03-16-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By Happy Feet

Of course IQ is involved in any activity but I...

Of course IQ is involved in any activity but I don't think there is anything so unique to mountain biking that it would self select for a specific type of intelligence, beyond the basic traits...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-12-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,915
Posted By rumrunn6

:thumb: please elaborate!

:thumb: please elaborate!
Forum: Fatbikes
02-12-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,915
Posted By prj71

Ummm no. That's a function of bike geometry not...

Ummm no. That's a function of bike geometry not tires. 26" fat = 29er skinny.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-11-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,915
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Yup, fattys are fun like riding a monster truck:

Yup, fattys are fun like riding a monster truck:
01-23-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,008
Posted By Kapusta

Affordable Bombproof Versatile Weight not a...

Affordable
Bombproof
Versatile
Weight not a factor

Look at Surly Bikes. Troll, Bridge Club or Long Haul / Disc Trucker come to immediately to mind.
11-20-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,662
Posted By shelbyfv

Now we're rolling:deadhorse:

Now we're rolling:deadhorse:
Forum: Fatbikes
11-17-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,201
Posted By Happy Feet

When it can't get off the couch by itself. ...

When it can't get off the couch by itself.

Or, what slo rida said.
Forum: Fatbikes
11-17-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,201
Posted By slo_rida

3.8” or more wide is “fat” 3” to <3.8” is...

3.8” or more wide is “fat”
3” to <3.8” is “plus”

27.5+ x 2.8" knobby... that’s just next year’s gravel bikes
10-14-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,984
Posted By 2cam16

After two years, he's probably found a bike by...

After two years, he's probably found a bike by now. ;)
10-14-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,100
Posted By mrv

who: me. sometimes. my cross bike has clipless...

who: me. sometimes. my cross bike has clipless (click-in whatever CrankBros on it)
why: well I didn't realize how much i like riding trails with flat pedals until I did it - your foot can be put...
10-13-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,297
Posted By CodyDog

Picked up a Rocky Mountain Altitude today

Test rode a Rocky Mountain Altitude, Specialized Stumpjumper and Kona Satori earlier in the day. Was strongly considering the Giant Trance as well. Decided on the 2019 Rocky Mountain Altitude A30....
10-10-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,265
Posted By bobwysiwyg

I'll be darned, never heard about this M/B when I...

I'll be darned, never heard about this M/B when I was a scout. Turns out its been around since 1911.. I have not. :p
...
10-07-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,278
Posted By KingOfTheHill

I’ve never ridden 395 itself but have driven it...

I’ve never ridden 395 itself but have driven it from I-15 to Carson City countless times on my way to Truckee, CA. I love the drive from Lone Pine on North.

someone posted the rides off of 395...
10-07-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 43,277
Posted By coopman

I hope not. I just bought a dead bike...

I hope not. I just bought a dead bike...
10-07-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,946
Posted By bargo68

Indeed! And there are some nice lugged...

Indeed! And there are some nice lugged double/triple butted frames out there for quite cheap! Fun to build up and personalize.
10-04-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,523
Posted By spikyone

Heh heh heh luckily the seller was local. The...

Heh heh heh luckily the seller was local. The minute he took out the bike from the car I wanted to run immediately. Fake doesn't even begin to describe it, and it was an mtb converted to RB to boot! ...
10-01-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,121
Posted By MarcusT

Might get better replies from the Fat Bike forum....

Might get better replies from the Fat Bike forum.
My patented adage:
Mtb is good for single track, fat bike is good for no track.
Though I use it for almost anything
Forum: Fatbikes
09-30-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,585
Posted By MarcusT

It's rare when I go fast. I don't take trails, I...

It's rare when I go fast. I don't take trails, I blaze my way across beaches, river beds and forests.
For those with fatties, it's not a criticism it's a fact of life. Big, wide tires with low psi...
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