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07-25-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 520
Posted By Iride01

If you have a smartphone, you already have the...

If you have a smartphone, you already have the ability to let someone know where you are located. On most phones that aren't iPhones that will be an Android phone. Most already have google maps...
07-18-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,622
Posted By Maelochs

Actually, leg shaving Wasn't for women until the...

Actually, leg shaving Wasn't for women until the early 20th century when razor manufacturers realized they could more than double sales if they convinced women that body hair was unsightly. Fashion...
07-16-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,622
Posted By Eric F

Practical reasons: - Easier application of...

Practical reasons:
- Easier application of sunscreen.
- Easier and more comfortable post-ride massages.
- Less flesh tearing when sliding across the ground
- Easier wound cleaning after sliding...
07-15-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,622
Posted By downtube42

Same same on the daughter and in-laws. But I also...

Same same on the daughter and in-laws. But I also lived in Texas for 18 months, inadvertently and unfortunately, but based on that experience I claim to be more Texan.

Y'all means all of you, in a...
07-15-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,622
Posted By Koyote

And just when you think it's winding down,...

And just when you think it's winding down, someone sticks another quarter in the machine...
07-15-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 735
Posted By Troul

it's nuts, that after a certain time of...

it's nuts, that after a certain time of continuous riding, that the discomforts comes on hard. The bibs imo are too short.
07-15-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,622
Posted By Riveting

I shave for multiple reasons, and increased speed...

I shave for multiple reasons, and increased speed nor aesthetics are one of them.
- Proactive preparation for cleaning the rash after a crash, especially prior to riding mtb, where there's a lot...
07-15-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 735
Posted By Juan Foote

More than likely just irritated the area from the...

More than likely just irritated the area from the increased volume of riding in a quick time span. One could assume that some swelling may have occurred not only in the perineum but possibly also...
07-14-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,622
Posted By terrymorse

Shaved legs are more aero, which doesn't matter...

Shaved legs are more aero, which doesn't matter to most riders.

I shave during the summer months to make applying and removing sunscreen easier. Also, a shaved leg tends to collect less road grime.
06-24-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,497
Posted By ksryder

As a bonus, if you keep the washer fluid in it...

As a bonus, if you keep the washer fluid in it you can clean your glasses! Win-win! :thumb:
06-23-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,497
Posted By tomato coupe

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fyfy
06-23-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,497
Posted By Koyote

This has tremendous potential, but I'd rather not...

This has tremendous potential, but I'd rather not get banned.
06-16-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,344
Posted By Ryno317

I think I would rather buy the part and install...

I think I would rather buy the part and install it myself, then have some know it all young adult do it.

My LBS has 3 mechanics, 2 in the back working on the drop off's and one guy up front that...
06-07-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,774
Posted By grizzly907la

The surgery was a success put the patient didn't...

The surgery was a success put the patient didn't make it.
05-27-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By freeranger

Here is thread where someone rebuilt an i-drive: ...

Here is thread where someone rebuilt an i-drive: GT i-Drive 4.0 bottom bracket bearing rebuild - Bike Forums...
05-26-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,183
Posted By Canker

I'd like to have one just for trail work lol. A...

I'd like to have one just for trail work lol. A bob trailer + ebike would be awesome.
05-26-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,019
Posted By Robert C

Check your state laws. There is no "fuzzy." ...

Check your state laws. There is no "fuzzy."

The problem is when people think they are cute as they make up their own definitions. This forum has a large number of those people. It was more common...
05-25-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,183
Posted By Canker

That depends. I remember just starting out and...

That depends. I remember just starting out and it sucks to always be the slow guy that is slowing everybody else down. Getting into shape and loosing weight is going to happen much quicker if they...
05-17-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,081
Posted By Kapusta

I have never used standover to size a bike. I go...

I have never used standover to size a bike. I go by what feels right while riding the bike. As someone with a very short inseam for my height, I used to often end up on mountain bikes with zero...
05-15-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,081
Posted By Rolla

You didn't test ride both sizes? While I don't...

You didn't test ride both sizes? While I don't think top-tube clearance is the be-all end-all of bike sizing, it should certainly be a consideration. Take the L back to the shop and ride the M, then...
05-06-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,746
Posted By loosemilk

If you are comfortable pulling the crank and...

If you are comfortable pulling the crank and bottom bracket yourself, my post here will hopefully help you out. I'd definitely check once you have the bottom bracket out if there is any play in that...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,458
Posted By 2_i

My attire for rougher weather is the Tucano...

My attire for rougher weather is the Tucano Urbano Magic Parka (https://www.amazon.de/-/en/Tucano-Urbano-Magic-Mens-Parka/dp/B07P66PW9Y/). When it starts raining you just move a few zippers, without...
04-15-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,209
Posted By prj71

That's what most of us do anyways. At least I...

That's what most of us do anyways. At least I have been for 20+ years. Other than groceries I pretty much buy everything online. Mostly from Amazon and Ebay and few online bike stores.

Cheaper...
03-24-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,176
Posted By Reflector Guy

I'd bet they aren't as horrible as people here...

I'd bet they aren't as horrible as people here like to say they are. If the big box stores sell a million bikes in a year, how many are totally unrideable? A thousand? 900-thousand? Probably...
03-24-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,176
Posted By Wildwood

More folks should learn to pick up a tool. And...

More folks should learn to pick up a tool.
And learn to use it.
Then dump the false premise = new is better than used.

Mountain bikes of the rigid variety work well as utility bikes.
Even if...
03-17-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,413
Posted By Kapusta

I want it to have rack and fender mounts.

I want it to have rack and fender mounts.
03-17-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,443
Posted By linberl

Where I live no one cares if you ride class 3 on...

Where I live no one cares if you ride class 3 on the bike path UNLESS you go too fast. Folks will definitely call the police if you are speeding and making it unsafe for walkers, kids, and slower...
03-13-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By BobbyG

DItto, need a link. Googling for it shows many,...

DItto, need a link. Googling for it shows many, many videos from that site.

I'll say this, though: When I began video recording my commute to "catch" bad or dangerous drivers, I learned more...
03-10-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,193
Posted By rydabent

I disagree. A lawful 750 watt motor is nothing...

I disagree. A lawful 750 watt motor is nothing to get your underlovelies in a bunch over. It just means many more people that need a little help can be out on the bike trails. That is a good...
03-09-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,082
Posted By BobbyG

Origin8...making hydration sexy again. ...

Origin8...making hydration sexy again.
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03-08-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,193
Posted By dabac

If it travels at the speed of a bicycle, weighs...

If it travels at the speed of a bicycle, weighs as a bicycle and handles like a bicycle, why not treat it like a bicycle?
Not all ebikes are created equal.
03-08-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,193
Posted By mstateglfr

Accept change or fight against it. Pick one.

Accept change or fight against it. Pick one.
03-05-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,726
Posted By Happy Feet

That's where I work, long term care. After a...

That's where I work, long term care. After a cross country trip I did in 2016 to raise awareness about dementia we started this pilot program with two bikes (scheduled to add a third just before...
03-04-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,726
Posted By Happy Feet

Sigh... Explain how taking a chairlift to the top...

Sigh... Explain how taking a chairlift to the top of a MTB park, or a pickup up an access road, so you can ride back down is any more "good" for you than riding an e-mtb up the same sort of slope....
02-24-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,977
Posted By Koyote

I've taken to wearing my RoadID pretty much...

I've taken to wearing my RoadID pretty much everywhere, since I often don't carry a wallet. It's got my name, birthdate, wife's name and contact numbers, and notation indicating that I have no...
02-22-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,186
Posted By Iride01

Yeah, I hate it when they give up their...

Yeah, I hate it when they give up their right-a-way. Usually screws up my careful planning to pass safely behind them and then I wind up having to stop and wait for twenty cars before there is...
02-22-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,852
Posted By rsbob

My wife has RA and was knocked out of cycling for...

My wife has RA and was knocked out of cycling for 18 years. We used to ride our tandem and singles almost every weekend together. She did several rides in the century category but RA ended that. ...
02-18-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,182
Posted By cyccommute

Whether itís better to upgrade or not depends. ...

Whether itís better to upgrade or not depends. If you buy a bike from one of the big manufacturers and then try to upgrade it to the next level bike, thatís a foolís errand. In that case itís...
02-03-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,692
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I've always thought that men are absolutely...

I've always thought that men are absolutely disgusting, and that it must be a part of God's punishment of Eve that women are attracted to us. It is completely unexplainable that some men, or actually...
01-29-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,824
Posted By Pop N Wood

Well clearly "rural" was the wrong word. ...

Well clearly "rural" was the wrong word.

The US has built a completely different way of living compared to Europe, NYC notwithstanding. I live in the burbs of DC/Baltimore, one continuous...
01-28-21, 01:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,824
Posted By Pop N Wood

All valid concerns. But I think the biggest...

All valid concerns. But I think the biggest difference between the US and Europe is population densities. Bicycle commuting is much more effective in urban areas. Not so much for places like rural...
01-27-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,317
Posted By Unca_Sam

mrv You don't even need to go through the trouble...

mrv You don't even need to go through the trouble of removing the crankset or chain, just the pedals will do. We started the kids off with a balance bike because it was smaller and light, but to...
01-12-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,558
Posted By alo

There may be a small proportion of arrogant...

There may be a small proportion of arrogant drivers. But I think with the majority, pedestrians are not as visible as cars, and may not always be seen.

I would stop for pedestrians doing stupid...
12-31-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,459
Posted By bruce19

Baseball cards in the spokes.

Baseball cards in the spokes.
12-31-20, 02:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,410
Posted By mr,grumpy

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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12-30-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,459
Posted By skidder

Bicycle helmet and flat repair kit come to mind...

Bicycle helmet and flat repair kit come to mind as necessities. After that its whatever you want or need. Personally I like a rack of some kind (frame-mount or seatpost mount) with a bag to keep...
12-22-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,705
Posted By abshipp

I had a bee get caught between my (very worn out...

I had a bee get caught between my (very worn out and stretched) fingerless gloves and my finger, thankfully it didn't get a good sting in.

The worst was on a hot day I had taken my glasses off...
11-06-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,763
Posted By royphotog

From more miles on a motorcycle than a bicycle, I...

From more miles on a motorcycle than a bicycle, I have learned that high vis is helpful, but the best defense is situational awareness. Know the situation you're in and avoid bad situations....
10-30-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,763
Posted By Koyote

I have one of these new Specialized helmets with...

I have one of these new Specialized helmets with a little device that senses a crash, and then automatically sends my wife a message. That way, she can immediately start creating her eHarmony...
10-21-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,472
Posted By Milton Keynes

Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day. Teach...

Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day.
Teach a man to fish, and he eats for a lifetime.
Make a man sleep with the fishes, and he ain't a problem any more.
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