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09-01-22, 01:11 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,509
Posted By Leinster

I find this question funny. Why should cycling...

I find this question funny. Why should cycling have an “end goal”? I ride my bike because I enjoy it. I ride because it’s the best way to get from A to B (sometimes). I ride for exercise, for fun,...
07-22-22, 12:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,100
Posted By Leinster

I think you missed my double negative. i...

I think you missed my double negative.

i love MUPs, and use a rail-trail on a regular basis here. My concern about them is if they replace what could have been a valid train route; and just...
07-20-22, 12:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,100
Posted By Leinster

I’m never not a fan of rails to trails. Unless...

I’m never not a fan of rails to trails. Unless the rail still works.
06-22-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,988
Posted By Leinster

They had to walk because they didn’t know how to...

They had to walk because they didn’t know how to do a hill-start in a stick shift.
06-14-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,033
Posted By Leinster

well there’s your answer. Just ride the bike you...

well there’s your answer. Just ride the bike you have now, and then ride the new one when you get it.

The caveat I will add here is that a spare pair of wheels is never a bad thing to have around...
04-27-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,109
Posted By Leinster

I believe AmEx has high vendor charges. I had a...

I believe AmEx has high vendor charges. I had a company AmEx for expenses on the road in a past job, and got turned away from more than one lunch spot. Usually a small business.

I write the rent...
04-27-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,833
Posted By Leinster

This is the thing. Nobody should feel unsafe...

This is the thing. Nobody should feel unsafe getting around in a city by ANY form of transportation. Nobody should be afraid for their childrens' safety in any city. Cities should be for everybody.
04-27-22, 12:41 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,833
Posted By Leinster

Nobody wants to transform the USA into the...

Nobody wants to transform the USA into the Netherlands, but carrying on with the existing car-dependent infrastructure in cities and suburbs is a terrible model economically, socially, health-wise,...
04-26-22, 11:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,460
Posted By Leinster

My experience of 395 is farther north, between...

My experience of 395 is farther north, between Reno and Southern Oregon, and about 10 years out of date, but generally, I found that outside of an hour's drive from Reno the traffic was light, the...
03-06-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,575
Posted By Leinster

So Garmin awarded me a badge for my ride this...

So Garmin awarded me a badge for my ride this morning. Petaluma Phil musta seen his shadow or something.
...
03-03-22, 12:38 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,575
Posted By Leinster

I've been out for a few morning rides. It's...

I've been out for a few morning rides. It's colder than I'd like for the kit I own as a long-term NorCal resident, but it's not the worst.

I think the bit I most agree with the OP about is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-22, 11:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,385
Posted By Leinster

Frozen concentrated orange juice.

Frozen concentrated orange juice.
01-23-22, 11:56 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 8,249
Posted By Leinster

You have the knowledge, skills and tools to make...

You have the knowledge, skills and tools to make those used bikes work. The average shopper buying a bike from a BigBox retailer has none of those things. At least if they buy from Walmart, they...
01-14-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,306
Posted By Leinster

Wave as often as possible. Never shaved. Never...

Wave as often as possible.
Never shaved. Never saw the need.
01-14-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,348
Posted By Leinster

No. You don’t.

No. You don’t.
01-14-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 8,249
Posted By Leinster

The thing is, the issues that are coming up on...

The thing is, the issues that are coming up on cheap Big Box bikes are probably happening at low speed, and are definitely happening at low price points. So no, a kid is not crashing off a $100 BSO...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,133
Posted By Leinster

some days here that also won’t take into account...

some days here that also won’t take into account a lot of climbing.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,468
Posted By Leinster

A consumable is a tire or a chain or bar tape...

A consumable is a tire or a chain or bar tape that you replace due to wear and tear and, crucially, does not have compatibility issues with available products 6 years after initial release.

But...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,468
Posted By Leinster

It's not a supply chain issue if the manufacturer...

It's not a supply chain issue if the manufacturer has just stopped making the product.

And a $400 front derailleur is not a consumable item, especially if, again, the manufacturer stops making...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-21, 12:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By Leinster

I paid that much for my CAAD10 new in 2013....

I paid that much for my CAAD10 new in 2013. Though mine is 2x10, and was a previous year model.

It’s a very good bike, and prices now aren’t what they were, but it sounds steep to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,628
Posted By Leinster

Core exercises, flexibility exercises, and just...

Core exercises, flexibility exercises, and just practice holding the position longer and longer.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-21, 02:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,901
Posted By Leinster

Banana and Nutella sandwiches.

Banana and Nutella sandwiches.
11-05-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 19,791
Posted By Leinster

This thread is the worst use of the Chewbacca...

This thread is the worst use of the Chewbacca defense. EVER.

Yet somehow still made it to 19 pages.
11-05-21, 05:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,619
Posted By Leinster

There’s one in town here. I’ve talked to the...

There’s one in town here. I’ve talked to the owner, (pre-Covid) and they buy them by container load, basically sight unseen. They fix up what they can fix up, and sell a lot of “as-is” bikes to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,533
Posted By Leinster

Conversely, I never had a bell on my bike, until...

Conversely, I never had a bell on my bike, until they finished the bike path through the valley here and I started riding it regularly with my family. I ring the bell all the time there passing other...
10-25-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By Leinster

I would think it should be fine. When setting up...

I would think it should be fine. When setting up my current Athena build I used an old Veloce FD, (8 speed, i think) and it shifted fine. It’s the rear where you can have pull ratio issues, iirc.
10-18-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,925
Posted By Leinster

The OP didn’t specify an organized century or...

The OP didn’t specify an organized century or not, I guess, in which case I could propose riding the route of the existing and future Napa Vine Trail as an out and back. The total is 48 miles...
10-17-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 978
Posted By Leinster

Isn't that enough? The Schwinn/Mongoose/GT...

Isn't that enough?

The Schwinn/Mongoose/GT stuff basically gets them into every big box store in the US in one go. Even Cannondale gets them into REI etc. It opens up a massive market of people...
10-16-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,925
Posted By Leinster

When I did Foxy’s there were people riding single...

When I did Foxy’s there were people riding single speed. The biggest climb up to the dam is still pretty do-able for most levels of cyclist, and tha majority of the route is between Davis and...
10-14-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,685
Posted By Leinster

Clif family wines. The same people as Clif bars. ...

Clif family wines. The same people as Clif bars.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/123x500/clif_family_winery_rts_blanc_1_1_1_336274d83eda7a016747d739e8e03b601ee7200e.png
A...
10-13-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By Leinster

Yeah, lower gearing. There’s scope for that; get...

Yeah, lower gearing. There’s scope for that; get a MTB crank with a 24 or 26 on the inside.
10-12-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,123
Posted By Leinster

“Lighter and longer lasting batteries” is...

“Lighter and longer lasting batteries” is included on the list.


I think a lot of what is described above is likely to develop as the eBike becomes more and more a standard operator in modes of...
10-11-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,726
Posted By Leinster

Looks like Newsom signed the bill. ...

Looks like Newsom signed the bill.

https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2021/oct/1/newsom-signs-mcguires-great-redwood-trail-act/?fbclid=IwAR14cfl_rYNPcDg3fYK7tZCu6hwaICcySgeXQ4XjgNzcZ_897cILN1C8utk
...
09-25-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,193
Posted By Leinster

I rode it up a hill in the morning. Then...

I rode it up a hill in the morning.

Then in the afternoon I cleaned it and regreased the front hub.
09-25-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,355
Posted By Leinster

Don’t make promises like that. “Less”.

Don’t make promises like that.


“Less”.
09-25-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,645
Posted By Leinster

“The people” ultimately didn’t get much of a say....

“The people” ultimately didn’t get much of a say. “The Industry” moved there in search of low-cost labour. Some companies have found ways to remain competitive while retaining their manufacturing in...
09-25-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,355
Posted By Leinster

Start with Shimano PD EH500 or M324, or a similar...

Start with Shimano PD EH500 or M324, or a similar off-brand design.

it might be tempting to buy pedals used, but remember that new pedals come with cleats, which can often cost nearly as much as...
09-24-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,355
Posted By Leinster

If you’re worried about walking in the shoes, get...

If you’re worried about walking in the shoes, get pedals with 2-hole cleats like spd or Crank Bros.

if you find you like riding clipless, you can maybe consider transitioning to 3-hole cleats...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 11,821
Posted By Leinster

This forum is largely populated by people who...

This forum is largely populated by people who rode road bikes before disc brakes were available. And so, by people who already owned bikes with Rim brakes, with which they were perfectly happy.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
Posted By Leinster

If I’m in the drops, I’m usually descending. If...

If I’m in the drops, I’m usually descending. If I’m descending, I usually have my index and middle fingers on or near the brake blades. From that position, my thumb can reach the shifter. My bars on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,115
Posted By Leinster

The OP says he has a spare 10-speed wheel. The...

The OP says he has a spare 10-speed wheel. The debate is not whether it's worth buying a new wheel, it's whether or not to set the 10-s wheel up as his trainer wheel. This would involve installing an...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,115
Posted By Leinster

A 10-speed cassette won’t have the same spacing...

A 10-speed cassette won’t have the same spacing as 11 speed. The indexing won’t work properly, and you’ll be in-between gears a lot.

Using a specific wheel/trainer tire for the trainer will...
09-11-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,289
Posted By Leinster

Did someone mention colorful bar tape? ...

Did someone mention colorful bar tape?

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1893x1535/99090da2_588a_41bb_9f6f_fe8a8d934067_c6c8e948c256f4f00914dadbd6c93906c4bacae8.jpeg
My Super...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,493
Posted By Leinster

maybe frame only?

maybe frame only?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,093
Posted By Leinster

I always get the cork. I have Topeak and cinelli...

I always get the cork. I have Topeak and cinelli on my bikes right now.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,380
Posted By Leinster

But my point is that if you’re front-shifting,...

But my point is that if you’re front-shifting, you’re not trying to minimize disruption to cadence; you front shift when you need to make a significant change to your cadence and/or when meeting a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,380
Posted By Leinster

That’s really less of a “downside” than NOT...

That’s really less of a “downside” than NOT having 3 gear options in that range would be.

3 shifts is 1 throw of the downshift lever on shimano or Campag shifters (if going to the big ring) or 3...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By Leinster

Yup. I have space for other sporting activities,...

Yup. I have space for other sporting activities, too.

The survey doesn’t appear to mention the social aspect of both athletic activities, and alcohol. Most of the times I’ve drank to excess in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By Leinster

I’ve always preferred having the pump under the...

I’ve always preferred having the pump under the top tube, and have room for 2 bottles.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,693
Posted By Leinster

I recently bought a Zefal HP-X to complement my...

I recently bought a Zefal HP-X to complement my 90s steel build. It pumps almost as quickly and just as hard as my floor pump. The only downside is that I can’t throw it into a jersey pocket to take...
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