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02-06-24, 05:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,211
Posted By Koyote

When I needed a new rack, I went to my fave LBS....

When I needed a new rack, I went to my fave LBS. They ordered it, assembled it, installed in on my car and gave me thorough guidance in the installation and safe use with my bikes (some have fenders,...
12-05-23, 12:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,151
Posted By tomato coupe

What's the point of your thread? Just take the...

What's the point of your thread? Just take the bike back to REI and get a replacement or a refund ...
11-08-23, 05:37 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,988
Posted By squirtdad

I think it is different for everyone. I...

I think it is different for everyone.

I recently did a custom bike with ultega r8000. the last mechanical ultegra group.

I did future proof by buying spares fir things like brake/shifter...
09-21-23, 01:54 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,433
Posted By trailangel

Ya'll need to stop riding on plastic: ...

Ya'll need to stop riding on plastic:

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09-21-23, 01:25 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,433
Posted By bikingshearer

I stopped at 10sp and it's all Campy, so this...

I stopped at 10sp and it's all Campy, so this does not affect me. But I note that, according to the article, the 105 units are not affected, as they are cold forged. Like my cranks.

Old tech...
09-19-23, 12:57 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,869
Posted By msu2001la

Correct - there's more potential for user-error...

Correct - there's more potential for user-error on quick release not being installed correctly. I suppose theoretically this is more dangerous with disc brakes than rim brakes, but I thought...
09-19-23, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By jon c.

As a general rule I won't buy online from anyone...

As a general rule I won't buy online from anyone who doesn't have a valid address.
09-14-23, 03:41 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,370
Posted By Reynolds

Of course, if you want to go at x speed, a...

Of course, if you want to go at x speed, a heavier/less efficient bike will need more effort. Nothing new.
09-14-23, 02:32 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,370
Posted By terrymorse

A drag chute is also a better workout.

A drag chute is also a better workout.
08-20-23, 02:30 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,385
Posted By wolfchild

It amazes me how some posters will defend the two...

It amazes me how some posters will defend the two idiots who failed to yield and were 100% in the wrong and then try to blame OP for being in the wrong.
08-19-23, 04:42 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,385
Posted By Paul Barnard

We Don't Do Ourselves Any Favors

A year or so ago, I started a thread about a guy on a bicycle that passed me, whipped out in front of a car and got smacked. That happened at the entrance to the levee path.

About a mile down from...
07-26-23, 12:22 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 11,209
Posted By Camilo

I put 100% responsibility on the shop that...

I put 100% responsibility on the shop that assembled and delivered the bike. Blaming Salsa is dumb.


Flaw?? Cable rubbing can and does happen on every bike in the world with cables. Why do you...
05-23-23, 01:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By tempocyclist

It's a $1500 bike for $99 with free shipping....

It's a $1500 bike for $99 with free shipping. Seriously. What do you think?

Order it and see what happens... 🙄
05-13-23, 09:33 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,052
Posted By squirtdad

allow rims are much better for braking in wet...

allow rims are much better for braking in wet conditions
04-06-23, 09:50 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,701
Posted By smd4

As an artist, I spent as much time speccing my...

As an artist, I spent as much time speccing my bike for looks as well as performance. Every single component was chosen for its aesthetics as well as its function, from the toe straps to the water...
04-05-23, 06:39 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,701
Posted By nick_a

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Mid-Atlantic
03-30-23, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,585
Posted By HelpSingularity

The ferry is a part of the Great Allegheny...

The ferry is a part of the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP, C&O) bike trail, or was apparently.
03-22-23, 06:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 862
Posted By tkamd73

It’s a better day, if you just read the comics,...

It’s a better day, if you just read the comics, and delete the rest. Pearls Before Swine is one of the best, thankfully at my advanced age, I still have my sense of humour.
Tim
02-28-23, 05:04 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 13,666
Posted By Garthr

I'm too much into what's now considered "vintage"...

I'm too much into what's now considered "vintage" or "classic" frames and parts to be bothered by this news. I haven't messed with "groups" since the 80's Campagnolo. Besides, this is an opportunity...
01-21-23, 02:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,172
Posted By 6door74

:giver: +1 for hippy

:giver: +1 for hippy
01-11-23, 03:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,172
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Get serious. Hippies never rode anything but a...

Get serious. Hippies never rode anything but a 2x5 ten speed.
12-18-22, 11:05 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,751
Posted By Camilo

This is an honest question, just curious: why did...

This is an honest question, just curious: why did you check the stolen bike database? Was there a reason you suspected it was stolen? I'm not saying I do everything right, but as I mentioned above,...
12-17-22, 11:14 PM
12-17-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,751
Posted By Bald Paul

Not illegal anymore? Well, that's good to know!...

Not illegal anymore? Well, that's good to know! Care to share your address? I have a "friend" that needs things for his apartment, like a new TV, furniture, and just about anything I can lay my hands...
12-17-22, 12:38 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,751
Posted By livedarklions

Depends on the state law. My state includes...

Depends on the state law. My state includes "retain" as an act of receiving stolen property if it is done with the intent of depriving the rightful owner of possession of the item. Once you are on...
12-15-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,862
Posted By obrentharris

They were new on the market in about 1967 or '68...

They were new on the market in about 1967 or '68 when I was shopping for my first new guitar.
Brent
12-15-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,630
Posted By Steve B.

I've used 3 different Shimano shoes, 2 as SPD,...

I've used 3 different Shimano shoes, 2 as SPD, one a road shoe. all in the length I need for light socks and as wides. All were constantly a good fit, Thus I feel confident ordering a Shimano shoe...
12-15-22, 04:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,630
Posted By jgwilliams

Likewise. After finding that Shimano size 43 wide...

Likewise. After finding that Shimano size 43 wide fit me well, I've ordered other Shimano shoes online without difficulty. I'm not sure I'd feel confident about buying other makes online in the same...
12-13-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 724
Posted By JohnDThompson

I just cut off the Schrader head on a standard...

I just cut off the Schrader head on a standard inflator and replaced it with a Silca track pump head:...
12-09-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,818
Posted By stevel610

If you want to keep your current bike, it appears...

If you want to keep your current bike, it appears fine for you.

If you really just want a new bike, ask this question on the road bike forum and you'll get a number of answers explaining why your...
12-05-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 13,401
Posted By indyfabz

Precisely why, during this time of year, I drive...

Precisely why, during this time of year, I drive my Hummer a half a mile to my warm. cozy local bar to watch football. Preferably the team with the best record in the NFL.
11-19-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,810
Posted By JohnDThompson

There's really no downside to using a longer-cage...

There's really no downside to using a longer-cage derailleur than necessary, other than a few grams of extra mass. When in doubt, go with the longer cage.
11-15-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,560
Posted By gif4445

I think I'll get a pair just to say I'm wearing...

I think I'll get a pair just to say I'm wearing possum! Seriously, I'm going to try them. Thanks for the recommendation.
11-14-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,560
Posted By phughes

I tried them, but unfortunately when I tried to...

I tried them, but unfortunately when I tried to put them on, they rolled over and played dead . :innocent:
10-05-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,619
Posted By Kilroy1988

My dark passion has been for French randonneuse...

My dark passion has been for French randonneuse bicycles for several years, while all the time I've been collecting, restoring and riding mostly vintage English steel... Based on everything I've read...
10-03-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,619
Posted By mstateglfr

In c&v land, the pinnacle is a road geometry...

In c&v land, the pinnacle is a road geometry frame with quality tubing and room to fit 32s. Perfect.
10-03-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,619
Posted By seypat

Unicrown forks are ugly, but straight fork blades...

Unicrown forks are ugly, but straight fork blades are even uglier. :eek:
09-28-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Not the answer but an observation. It is...

Not the answer but an observation.

It is somewhat funny that a feature that when introduced was thought of as being such a big improvement (hook beaded rims, allowing far higher tire pressures) is...
09-26-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,525
Posted By dedhed

I've found the fabric loops on seat/trunk bags...

I've found the fabric loops on seat/trunk bags and many light clips need a little insurance like a zip tie to keep the light attached on crappy midwestern roads.

I've lost/broken more than one....
09-24-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 719
Posted By kitbiggz

Just watch a youtube video on removing and...

Just watch a youtube video on removing and installing a quick release wheel/ Changing a intertube and taking your chain off.
Patching tires suck. I just take a extra intertube on long rides.
Only...
09-18-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 768
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

Well if the owner doesn't know, it's stolen

Well if the owner doesn't know, it's stolen
09-18-22, 04:09 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,940
Posted By indyfabz

In PA a motorist is permitted to cross the double...

In PA a motorist is permitted to cross the double yellow line to attain the required 4 passing distance as long as it is safe to do so.
08-29-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,258
Views: 51,933
Posted By alcjphil

I so miss Calvin and Hobbes. Brilliant, and on...

I so miss Calvin and Hobbes.
Brilliant, and on a different note I also miss "For better or for worse" an equally brilliant strip written by Lynn Johnston
08-27-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1,258
Views: 51,933
Posted By Koyote

So, you don't like its appearance, you find it...

So, you don't like its appearance, you find it overpriced, and you don't care about saving a few grams...And you bought it.

You're basically outing yourself as foolish.
08-27-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1,258
Views: 51,933
Posted By alcjphil

Half the water bottles I have were free at...

Half the water bottles I have were free at various events I have done. They stay in the holder much more securely than soda bottles. Most I have ever paid for one was about $10
08-27-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1,258
Views: 51,933
Posted By wolfchild

It's their money not yours, they can spend as...

It's their money not yours, they can spend as much as they want.
08-27-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1,258
Views: 51,933
Posted By ofajen

It always goes so well here in threads about...

It always goes so well here in threads about money and what things cost. 👍

Otto
08-15-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,347
Posted By SurferRosa

Also, the right/rear shift cable housing is not...

Also, the right/rear shift cable housing is not long enough. It should have a nice bend in it that touches or nearly touches the bottom bracket shell.
08-15-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,347
Posted By SurferRosa

Okay, that's definitely the wrong cable guide for...

Okay, that's definitely the wrong cable guide for your seat tube and the wrong front derailleur as well.

The short-term solution is to move the cable guide way down the seat tube close to or...
08-06-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,148
Posted By Germany_chris

Panracer does that specifically

Panracer does that specifically
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