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Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-24, 09:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,014
Posted By baj32161

My take is simple: if you buy the bike that is....

My take is simple: if you buy the bike that is. more attractive to you and that makes you want to ride it more....no, it is not stupid.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-24, 04:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,014
Posted By Leinster

Get the good looking Tiagra bike. If Tiagra turns...

Get the good looking Tiagra bike. If Tiagra turns out to be a problem (spoiler; it wonít) you can upgrade to 105/Rival/Ekar/whatever as parts wear out. If you go with the 105 youíre stuck with an...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-24, 03:31 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,421
Posted By Strawbunyan

I know its not the best kit in the world but its...

I know its not the best kit in the world but its the nicest bike ive ever had. I am blown away by how light it is and how nice everything feels. It moves along effortlessly on the road and in my...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-24, 01:49 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,421
Posted By Strawbunyan

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20240227_134507_ae36c43478946b6fc42a56f7b839f0cb5a9ae102.jpg
Frame: Custom designed 6061 Hydroformed Aluminum for 29" wheel,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-24, 10:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,014
Posted By rsbob

Yeah, it was lust over sense. Brown does not...

Yeah, it was lust over sense. Brown does not belong on any sports car. Old photo.
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Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-24, 08:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,014
Posted By Trav1s

Only with fine Corinthian leather...

Only with fine Corinthian leather...
Forum: Touring
02-27-24, 06:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 491
Posted By Prowler

I’ve learned to NOT constrain my thinking by the...

I’ve learned to NOT constrain my thinking by the choices the marketing people made. IOW that tent does not need to always look like it did on the store shelf. Split it up, reshape it, compress it,...
Forum: Touring
02-27-24, 06:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 491
Posted By Bogey Speedwell

forgive my lack of expertise, but recall seeing...

forgive my lack of expertise, but recall seeing many put the tent pols in a half frame bag and condense the tent in a smaller dry bag to fit between the drops. Perhaps this would help since you...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-24, 10:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,014
Posted By rsbob

Bought a 70s sports car in the early 80s which...

Bought a 70s sports car in the early 80s which was affordable but was in a color I didn’t like because it was affordable - no doubt because of the color - sephia brown. The car was fine but the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-24, 04:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,014
Posted By Arrowana

If you really love the red, go for it. Tiagra is...

If you really love the red, go for it. Tiagra is still pretty decent. Parts can always be upgraded later.
Forum: Commuting
02-23-24, 12:18 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,421
Posted By Strawbunyan

thank you. I figured for that price, the worst...

thank you. I figured for that price, the worst that can really happen is that it becomes a trail bike for hanging out with my kids and i can buy a dedicated commuter if i dont like the way tgis one...
02-22-24, 03:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,463
Posted By rsbob

My wife has stated on numerous occasions that...

My wife has stated on numerous occasions that whether she is riding her bike on the road or walking the dog on the trail, she becomes very uncomfortable when a male is closing in on her, or if on a...
02-22-24, 12:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,463
Posted By tomato coupe

That's the same excuse many drivers use when they...

That's the same excuse many drivers use when they buzz cyclists on the road.
02-22-24, 11:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,463
Posted By 905

My truth, as they say, is that it was innocent....

My truth, as they say, is that it was innocent. As it happens, it was also the truth. But of course, the entire point of the OP was respecting the perceptions of the women in question.
...
02-21-24, 11:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,463
Posted By VegasJen

I think it's largely situational. First, as in...

I think it's largely situational. First, as in the example above, don't creep out a woman at night. That gives off a total stalker vibe.

But for me, it's a matter of the time and conditions. ...
02-21-24, 09:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,463
Posted By 905

Calling all men

On a recent ride I passed a woman by the side of the road. It happens. They are, after all, half the human race.

She'd been running. No matter, I'll talk to anyone if the opportunity presents...
02-13-24, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 917
Posted By SharpByCoop

Siu Blue Wind axelwik cb400bill Thank you ALL! ...

Siu Blue Wind axelwik cb400bill Thank you ALL!

Bill, thanks for this. ^^ Especially keen on that white setup. Beautiful. Same concept also with white foam boards. Never saw that page, yet we...
02-13-24, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 917
Posted By cb400bill

Here is a link to another great DIY setup by Ray...

Here is a link to another great DIY setup by Ray Dobbins.

https://www.raydobbins.com/photosetup.htm

https://www.raydobbins.com/photosetup/photo7.jpg
Forum: Commuting
02-12-24, 09:51 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,421
Posted By Strawbunyan

Thank you all for the replys. Mrs. Strawbunyan...

Thank you all for the replys. Mrs. Strawbunyan and i have been sharing a vehichle for about 15 years now. We just got the current one paid off and we thought about a second one to make life easier...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-24, 09:56 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,421
Posted By stevel610

I think a 5 mile commute is just right.

I think a 5 mile commute is just right.
Forum: Commuting
02-11-24, 08:00 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,421
Posted By noglider

It's true that equipping yourself for cycling can...

It's true that equipping yourself for cycling can get expensive. I admit it is for me because I'm not very rational with my bike spending. I love spending money on cycling, and I dislike spending it...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-24, 11:26 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,421
Posted By zandoval

What I like about a 5 mile ride to work is if I...

What I like about a 5 mile ride to work is if I have bike trouble I can just walk it. I think you should also consider how much room you will have for storage and how safe the storage area will be....
Forum: Commuting
02-10-24, 09:06 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,421
Posted By ScottCommutes

Sadly, not my experience: Bike stand Tires...

Sadly, not my experience:

Bike stand
Tires
Tubes
Lights
Raincoat
Winter coat
Boots
Heavy socks
02-08-24, 03:14 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,651
Posted By seypat

Quoted for truth. :D

Quoted for truth. :D
02-08-24, 10:19 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,651
Posted By seypat

A marathon doesn't really get any easier the...

A marathon doesn't really get any easier the slower you go. No load on your cardiovascular system. It's all on the muscles at that pace. It's probably the easiest somewhere between your PR pace and...
02-07-24, 11:36 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,651
Posted By rsbob

I know that when time didnít allow me to cycle, I...

I know that when time didnít allow me to cycle, I could go out for a quick run and get my workout in.
02-06-24, 07:31 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,651
Posted By terrymorse

Some estimates from the science folks, for a 150...

Some estimates from the science folks, for a 150 lb. person:

Running at a 6 min/mile pace consumes 1145 Calories per hour, and the runner covers 10 miles. 1145 Calories / 10 miles = 115...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-06-24, 07:08 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,669
Posted By univega.duder

I've been really happy with the Helix bikes. The...

I've been really happy with the Helix bikes. The ride quality if fantastic and the folding elements are an engineering marvel. That being said I'd probably wait until they're a little more...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-06-24, 02:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,388
Posted By edwong3

Just a short ride...

Today, the weather was absolutely beautiful. Temps were a bit up to 65 degrees F, no sign of rain and plenty of sunshine. I took the Liberte for a short spin to test my new XOSS G+ GPS cycling...
02-06-24, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By romperrr

Warning Modern Content - Tanglefoot Moonshiner

Interesting write up about a (gasp) modern bike. Sharing it with you esteemed people here as the reviewer likens the geometry to bicycles 100 years ago and also discusses the evolution of bike fit...
02-06-24, 08:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 717
Posted By Homebrew01

Ok Folks. Enough of the "personal/political/...

Ok Folks. Enough of the "personal/political/ sociological" diversions.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-05-24, 09:52 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,669
Posted By univega.duder

The reason I'm interested in the Birch bike in...

The reason I'm interested in the Birch bike in part is the very low cost $215 and the quirky design which I haven't seen before. But after reading everyone's comments here I'm less sure that the...
02-05-24, 05:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 717
Posted By calamarichris

He's a handsome d@mn3d fellow. You're one of the...

He's a handsome d@mn3d fellow. You're one of the good ones.

My boy Fidel (his crew call him Fiddy, but the ladies call him "Fideicious") is about half his size, but he was homeless by the...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-05-24, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By Steve B.

They are extremely popular here on Long Island,...

They are extremely popular here on Long Island, where some of the trails have a lot of sandy spots. On occasion we get snow, the last storm a few weeks ago pretty much only the fat bikes were out...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-05-24, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By ThermionicScott

They're really fun, just like being a little kid...

They're really fun, just like being a little kid again. I got my first fat bike last month. :thumb:
Forum: Fatbikes
02-05-24, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By Viich

I also resisted the fattie. Did my winter riding...

I also resisted the fattie. Did my winter riding for years on 700x35 studded.
Fat bike is my only MTB.
02-05-24, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 917
Posted By SharpByCoop

john m flores Great post. Thank you. Much like...

john m flores Great post. Thank you. Much like Mojo31 suggested, having the bike in focus and the blurred background really changes the dynamic. I did not have that space in my narrow basement. Well...
02-04-24, 08:32 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,530
Posted By BikePower

I will say this. I am nervous about seeing her...

I will say this. I am nervous about seeing her for the first time since 1988.
02-04-24, 07:20 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,530
Posted By Chombi1

The danger of trying to get back things in the...

The danger of trying to get back things in the past is, you might discover things you'd rather not see on it, ruining your good memories of it.....
I remember finding my former motorcycle, parked on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-04-24, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2,865
Views: 1,004,878
Posted By mallomar

A bunch of people from the Helix Hong Kong group...

A bunch of people from the Helix Hong Kong group met up for a group ride
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_6894_a900051bafe1d900a9a70434623de36ea9417aa1.jpeg...
02-04-24, 01:55 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,198
Posted By alcjphil

The OP suffers frequent flat tires. You don't....

The OP suffers frequent flat tires. You don't. Your profile lends no hint about whether you live in goathead country. For someone like the OP, tubeless ,might actually be useful
02-03-24, 11:21 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,530
Posted By Brad L

I just read through the entire thread and found...

I just read through the entire thread and found it to be an amazing story. I’d love to find out what happened to my 1955 VW Beetle that I sold back in the late 90s.

FYI - get yourself a bottle of...
02-03-24, 11:03 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,530
Posted By BikePower

I will try to set up the board the same way when...

I will try to set up the board the same way when i recreate the photo.
02-03-24, 10:43 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,530
Posted By jetboy

its close but hes made a terrible mistake and is...

its close but hes made a terrible mistake and is on the wrong side.
02-03-24, 09:35 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,066
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Perfect succinct explanation of what is happening...

Perfect succinct explanation of what is happening here. Humbled how well articulated and accurate yet so few words.
02-03-24, 09:00 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,066
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Or another way of looking at it, Carbon is for...

Or another way of looking at it, Carbon is for those who can read and follow simple instructions. Not for those who got into the sport in the 80’s or earlier and unwilling to adapt or learn new...
02-03-24, 01:27 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,530
Posted By BikePower

Update

I just received photos of the Suntour Superbe and it has the scuff from the spill I took on it when I was 15 or 16 iirc. The serial number date 0483 is in the right range when I bought the bike in 83...
02-03-24, 12:44 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,530
Posted By BikePower

Ive been to Grafton before a time or two. I dont...

Ive been to Grafton before a time or two. I dont remember much about it other than it was nice.

Im pretty sure its my bike but I realize we as human beings can talk ourselves into or out of...
02-03-24, 11:07 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,530
Posted By The Golden Boy

Just a cursory search for "Rhode Gear" and...

Just a cursory search for "Rhode Gear" and "Flickstand" will give you plenty of results- nation wide.

As far as a Flickstand goes- they're easy to put on and remove- IIRC, 2 screws- same as if...
02-03-24, 10:26 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,530
Posted By The Golden Boy

Around 30 years ago I acquired a guitar that had...

Around 30 years ago I acquired a guitar that had the neck snapped off. It was an early 1970s Gibson Les Paul Deluxe, and most of the parts were on it and it came with a case that was covered in...
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