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03-27-23, 06:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 870
Posted By PeteHski

Bike clothing aero is probably more important...

Bike clothing aero is probably more important than bike aero. Something else to consider if you are not already wearing close-fitting gear.
03-26-23, 07:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 549
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Rather than inquire about the first step to...

Rather than inquire about the first step to acquire encyclopedic knowledge on bicycle repair and maintenance, start by learning how to perform a specific and commonly required task, e.g., lubricating...
03-15-23, 08:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By 11111energy

It's possible that the moderators of the website...

It's possible that the moderators of the website have certain guidelines or rules in place regarding political discussions. They may have decided to focus on advocacy, which is the act of supporting...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-23, 08:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,048
Posted By rsbob

Never ride on sidewalks. There is not enough...

Never ride on sidewalks. There is not enough reaction time when inattentive drivers pull into the roadway. Cars pulling across sidewalks do not expect the speed of bicycles unless it is a local...
02-26-23, 02:21 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,484
Posted By JW Fas

All road users are legally required to move over...

All road users are legally required to move over for emergency vehicles, which make their presence known by the flashing blue and red lights. As for important events or errands, why does that take...
02-26-23, 12:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 652
Posted By veganbikes

People moan about internal cable routing but it...

People moan about internal cable routing but it has been done for a long time and these days most manufacturers (at least of quality bikes) are using internal guides to make it easier. Maybe not...
02-23-23, 04:04 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 11,294
Posted By Eric F

Peanut butter bikes ride smooth...or crunchy....

Peanut butter bikes ride smooth...or crunchy. Your choice.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-23, 02:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,139
Posted By 79pmooney

Forget the "rules" (hub through handlebars, knee...

Forget the "rules" (hub through handlebars, knee over pedal). You could spend the bucks for a bike fit. Might well be worthwhile. But in the meantime, you have a bike that works and one that doesn't....
01-27-23, 06:37 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,710
Posted By Tomm Willians

I paid close to 7k for my bike, Iím not about to...

I paid close to 7k for my bike, Iím not about to worry about this.
01-25-23, 08:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,301
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

If you have rims with a deep enough profile,...

If you have rims with a deep enough profile, reflective tape on the rims (the non-braking surface areas of course) is a little better, as you'll be able to see it from more angles.

There are...
01-13-23, 07:26 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 15,954
Posted By shelbyfv

I guess it's just human nature that folks become...

I guess it's just human nature that folks become obsessed and defensive about how other folks spend their money. There will always be someone richer, more fit, better looking, smarter, etc, etc. Get...
01-13-23, 12:12 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 15,954
Posted By jon c.

One could make a similar argument for the top...

One could make a similar argument for the top pricing tier of any good,
01-08-23, 04:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,385
Posted By Sy Reene

Much of the purpose-made chamois creams are water...

Much of the purpose-made chamois creams are water soluble to a large degree. Good luck with petroleum jelly and getting it out of your shorts afterwards.
01-07-23, 09:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,385
Posted By Koyote

I suspect that most people who use chamois cream...

I suspect that most people who use chamois cream (myself included) often ride significantly further than 20 miles.
12-14-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,233
Posted By Steve B.

This is puzzling to me. I understand that a...

This is puzzling to me. I understand that a cyclist has legal right to use a lane of traffic and I will do so when it's necessary. But I always use a shoulder if there is a safe shoulder to ride on...
12-05-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,233
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Because debris - dirt, radial tire wires, glass,...

Because debris - dirt, radial tire wires, glass, etc, gets kicked to the right edge of the road by cars. We are literally riding in a debris field left by cars, and the furtehr right we go the worse...
12-03-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,083
Posted By Polaris OBark

The "death from acute boredom" statistic for...

The "death from acute boredom" statistic for indoor training attracts less news coverage.
12-01-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,273
Posted By LV2TNDM

Some poster on this forum thinks that "being...

Some poster on this forum thinks that "being experienced" is the best way to avoid crashes and collisions with drivers. Rebellin's death is an example of where this didn't really work out too well. I...
12-01-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,303
Posted By Koyote

He averaged "more than 2,000km of cycling per...

He averaged "more than 2,000km of cycling per month, much of it on indoors on a turbo trainer."

I'm surprised he didn't die of boredom.
11-29-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,683
Posted By Lombard

Those quads don't look very aero. :lol:

Those quads don't look very aero. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,573
Posted By genejockey

8 gels in a 3 1/2 hour ride? 8 gels is 800...

8 gels in a 3 1/2 hour ride? 8 gels is 800 Calories. That seems like a lot! That's half the Calories you're burning.

My usual 3 1/2 hour ride consumption would be one package of chews (200...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,573
Posted By UnCruel

I'm not. If I was, I would have also been too...

I'm not. If I was, I would have also been too worried to ask here. I'm certainly much more likely to be treated harshly here than on the road.

I was asking because I thought maybe there were...
11-18-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Posted By fooferdoggie

been happy with this guy. the only thing missing...

been happy with this guy. the only thing missing is a 20 torx bit
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10-29-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,695
Posted By scottfsmith

We only get a couple weeks of ice so I am biking...

We only get a couple weeks of ice so I am biking most of the winter.. rides are in the afternoon, as opposed to early morning rides in the summer heat. I bought an indoor trainer but only use if...
10-29-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,695
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I relocate to a warmer climate and then come back...

I relocate to a warmer climate and then come back in late March early April.
10-23-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,349
Posted By Iride01

Most of the people that are a'holes to you while...

Most of the people that are a'holes to you while on the bike are probably a'holes to other drivers as well. No matter what you do, if you do it long enough you will find the people that think you...
10-23-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,349
Posted By work4bike

I live in Jacksonville Fl, supposedly one of the...

I live in Jacksonville Fl, supposedly one of the least cyclist-friendly cities in a state that's also suppose to be unfriendly toward cyclists. I get the typical stuff we all get as cyclists, such...
10-10-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 728
Posted By squirtdad

Check chain ring bolt tightness

Check chain ring bolt tightness
10-09-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 728
Posted By tyrion

I couldn't access you're video clip but I'll just...

I couldn't access you're video clip but I'll just throw this out there: once I had a tick tick tick that I thought was the bottom bracket or crank and it turned out to be in the saddle.
10-04-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,205
Posted By UniChris

Drivers yielding to you when they're not supposed...

Drivers yielding to you when they're not supposed to can indeed be very frustrating - especially because one driver doing so doesn't mean that the others you'd interact with if you took that...
10-04-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,205
Posted By 55tele

Interacting with Traffic

Maybe I'm way off base here, but I'm increasingly frustrated during my daily 10-15 mile rides with folks driving motor vehicles that lack common sense . My biggest peeve is when I'm stopped at a...
10-03-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,904
Posted By rydabent

The fact is ANY TIME you see a kid on a bike,...

The fact is ANY TIME you see a kid on a bike, slow down and be prepared to instantly stop.
10-02-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,904
Posted By himespau

When I was hit, I was stopped, at a stoplight,...

When I was hit, I was stopped, at a stoplight, just to the right of the left wheel track of the left turn lane where I could be the most visible. The driver behind me suddenly got it in her head that...
09-13-22, 11:35 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,130
Posted By livedarklions

If it's in the same day, it's a century. Walking...

If it's in the same day, it's a century. Walking 24 miles isn't a marathon because a marathon is a running race. A century is a 100 mile bike ride, not a race, who cares if you cut it up in...
09-12-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,295
Posted By genec

For some odd reason, we give a pass to drivers...

For some odd reason, we give a pass to drivers that kill others... And this happens roughly 40,000 times a year. Oh sure, some drivers are arrested and convicted... but that generally occurs only...
09-06-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,477
Posted By Paul Barnard

It's pretty easy to manage the threats on an MUP....

It's pretty easy to manage the threats on an MUP. It's a simple matter of being willing to slow down when conditions warrant it. The threats on a road aren't as manageable and the consequences of...
09-06-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 14,311
Posted By phughes

Because they want to. For me, that's good enough....

Because they want to. For me, that's good enough. I don't care what someone else does as long as it doesn't affect me. I hope they enjoy being outside doing whatever they want.
09-06-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 14,311
Posted By pachyderm56

I guess you need to ask why are they riding, we...

I guess you need to ask why are they riding, we like to automatically think that people are riding for fitness but that is not always the case, I could understand that people that just like to get...
09-06-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 14,311
Posted By msu2001la

I ride our bike-share e-bikes for commuting all...

I ride our bike-share e-bikes for commuting all the time. They're awesome. I can ride 4 miles in 15-20 minutes during the middle of the summer through the center of the city and not break a sweat.
...
08-28-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 780
Posted By smd4

Most of the replies to this thread are what an...

Most of the replies to this thread are what an elitist snob would write. You guys collectively have no sense of humor.:rolleyes:
08-27-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,396
Posted By Troul

this one time in band camp...

this one time in band camp...
08-27-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 33,626
Posted By rsbob

Probably the biggest waste in cycling or anything...

Probably the biggest waste in cycling or anything else is buying cheap products that later break and have to be replaced usually by a higher priced product which should have been purchased in the...
08-27-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,609
Posted By CliffordK

Not a lot of information to go on. Trucks...

Not a lot of information to go on.

Trucks are bad news. And, simply stopping next to one that is turning is not sufficient to keep safe as the rear wheels don't follow the front wheels.

This...
08-27-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,396
Posted By Koyote

If you canít recognize the myriad problems with...

If you canít recognize the myriad problems with vigilante justice, iím not going to bother trying to explain them to you.
08-27-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,396
Posted By jadmt

What if it was his bike and he had lost the key....

What if it was his bike and he had lost the key. Stupid to maybe kill someone over a bike.
08-27-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 33,626
Posted By Broctoon

Sometimes you just want a certain kind of thing,...

Sometimes you just want a certain kind of thing, and you have enough money for it, and it makes you happy, so thatís not really a waste. If we talk about how things look on paper, in terms of cost to...
08-25-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 895
Posted By Polaris OBark

Part of the problem is that the vehicles depicted...

Part of the problem is that the vehicles depicted in the Youtube video/newscast have more in common with motorcycles than they do bicycles:

...
08-21-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 10,352
Posted By Barry2

People with a more expensive bike than OP. ...

People with a more expensive bike than OP.

Barry
08-20-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By work4bike

I think that's a mistake we all make from...

I think that's a mistake we all make from time-to-time. But it is important to remind yourself not to become complacent. I like to think I'm good at identifying mistakes I make on the road,...
08-19-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I agree that hydro-forming was/is the big quantum...

I agree that hydro-forming was/is the big quantum leap forward for aluminum frames. For a while I was commuting on a Giant Avail with hydroformed aluminum frame, and the ride was not bad at all....
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