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02-19-24, 12:44 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,341
Posted By mschwett

that's a funny example. chicago's building/fire...

that's a funny example. chicago's building/fire codes were completely revamped after the 1871 fire, requiring much more masonry and eventually fireproofed steel construction. it was such a...
09-13-23, 02:03 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 7,368
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah, this thread has had about four waves of...

Yeah, this thread has had about four waves of immigrants arriving with the same posts which were posted before each arrived. The horse is dead .... the corpse is rotten.

And just so none of you...
09-11-23, 10:35 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 7,368
Posted By KPREN

It doesn't make it wrong either. That all...

It doesn't make it wrong either.
That all depends on the definition of a "better workout". A better workout entirely depends on individual needs and not on any generalization's. A better workout...
09-11-23, 10:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,594
Posted By downtube42

I'm curious about bullhorns on my fixie for...

I'm curious about bullhorns on my fixie for commuting, then adding aero clip-ons with risers for the occasional 100k or 200k. For commuting, I'm never in the drops. For the 100k+ I'm either on the...
09-11-23, 07:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,594
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Did you install it upside down?

Did you install it upside down?
09-09-23, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 639
Posted By veganbikes

Welgo has always been a cheaper test ride type...

Welgo has always been a cheaper test ride type pedal maybe one notch up in some cases but more of a disposable item. If you want a good platform pedal look at Crank Brothers Stamps and you won't be...
09-09-23, 06:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,327
Posted By dedhed

Meh, I'd worry more about the 50 year old rock...

Meh, I'd worry more about the 50 year old rock hard pads.
09-07-23, 06:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By spclark

Blue's fine for this if you feel it's necessary,...

Blue's fine for this if you feel it's necessary, just don't use a lot of it. Purple's a little weaker, great for temporary use, but can be hard to find, or green which is similar to blue but for use...
09-07-23, 01:02 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,327
Posted By maddog34

Matching and Blending Clear coated Metallic Paint...

Matching and Blending Clear coated Metallic Paint is NOT easy.

Leave it be... ride it.
09-05-23, 09:32 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,089
Posted By Steve B.

The inescapable fact of 1X is it gives you fewer...

The inescapable fact of 1X is it gives you fewer mid gearing. It’s usually set up to give you the range, hi and lo, of a 2x system. But being a 11 or 12 cassette, will only give you that many gears,...
09-05-23, 08:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,192
Posted By urbanknight

Yeah, I saw the diagram and was just letting you...

Yeah, I saw the diagram and was just letting you know that I found no problem with using them if they illustrate the point. I think there's more to it than that, but the more I consider your points...
09-05-23, 04:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By jpescatore

I've been using the Garmin Varia one for several...

I've been using the Garmin Varia one for several years now, I'm a big fan. As you mentioned, it does not replace my bar-end mirror or looking left when making a rea turn. It lets me ride a little...
09-04-23, 07:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,584
Posted By dmark

"...getting rid of..."?

"...getting rid of..."?
09-03-23, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By wolfchild

Take them out for a test ride, sit on them and...

Take them out for a test ride, sit on them and see which one feels good and fits you better.
09-03-23, 09:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,143
Posted By georges1

They are one of the few manufacturers that makes...

They are one of the few manufacturers that makes 26 inch tires for MTB along with ®Panaracer, Hutchinson, Michelin and Schwalbe. I have bought three pairs of Race King Protection tires in 26*2.2...
09-02-23, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 731
Posted By Crankycrank

I recommend leaving the decal. Less likely to be...

I recommend leaving the decal. Less likely to be stolen.
09-02-23, 04:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 731
Posted By spclark

Try using a hair dryer on HIGH setting to soften...

Try using a hair dryer on HIGH setting to soften the adhesive holding the decal on. If you have a real heat gun use that instead but you need to be careful to avoid cooking the decal and maybe the...
09-02-23, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By sysrq

Nowadays LBS around here are only interested in ...

Nowadays LBS around here are only interested in selling whole bikes and always reply with a: "Why don't you look for parts online we don't have any".
09-01-23, 09:17 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,775
Posted By etherhuffer

Also, never put Olestra on your chain ...

Also, never put Olestra on your chain

https://www.craigslist.org/about/best/lax/182862349.html
09-01-23, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 744
Posted By downtube42

Jackpot. You fully comprehend the...

Jackpot.

You fully comprehend the situation. No arguments about long debated topics here. No drama. The proverbial Bank Error In My Favor occurred, disguised as an airline failure. In a...
09-01-23, 03:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 744
Posted By downtube42

Airlines and Bikes - winning

My flight from CDG to Seattle was canceled, and Delta rerouted me through Minneapolis. My bike and 2 checked bags didn't make the trip. A pain, right?

So here's the thing. I walked through...
09-01-23, 11:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,247
Posted By grumpus

4X wouldn't make much difference, he needed to...

4X wouldn't make much difference, he needed to get a stiffer rim or increase the spoke count (in which case 4X may be a reasonable choice).
09-01-23, 11:14 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,053
Posted By genejockey

It's generally cheaper to buy bikes than frames...

It's generally cheaper to buy bikes than frames and components, and a lot of bikes these days come with proprietary seatposts and stem or stem/bar combos. And mostly, mixed groupsets are a thing of...
09-01-23, 10:10 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,775
Posted By cyccommute

The point of wax is that you donít have the dirt...

The point of wax is that you donít have the dirt on the inside of the chain. Thereís no way for the dirt to get there. Oil flows and carries the dirt to the inside. Wax doesnít flow so what little...
09-01-23, 06:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 597
Posted By wheelreason

That is functionally no different than a star...

That is functionally no different than a star nut. Make sure your spacers are doing what they are supposed to be doing and addd a couple of NMs...
08-30-23, 09:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,117
Posted By noquarter1

For what it's worth, I'm a hefty 315 and ride on...

For what it's worth, I'm a hefty 315 and ride on 23's on Ultegra rims with 16 spokes. Am I courting disaster? Perhaps. But so far I haven't had any issues. Purely anecdotal, but so will be most...
08-29-23, 03:48 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,775
Posted By smd4

The railroad is too far to bike to, along narrow...

The railroad is too far to bike to, along narrow country roads that I wouldn't feel safe riding on.

The locomotive is a 1941 Vulcan 0-4-0T switch engine. It burns liquid fuel--so anything from...
08-28-23, 08:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By abdon

read the post again, at no point I asked for an...

read the post again, at no point I asked for an opinion, just curious as to what they go for in the lower 48. Why? Because while I'm happy with what I paid as it is cheap for Alaska, I am curious at...
08-28-23, 08:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,119
Posted By pdlamb

Topeak Road Morph G. Their Mountain Morph puts...

Topeak Road Morph G. Their Mountain Morph puts out a bit more volume, but the gauge on the Road Morph (small as it is!) makes up for it.

BTW, one of the posters here turned me on to a good idea. ...
08-27-23, 09:36 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,775
Posted By sweeks

Yes, as I noted in Post 4 ("Diesel fuel is...

Yes, as I noted in Post 4 ("Diesel fuel is basically kerosene..."). I just wanted to be (perhaps a bit too) specific to pre-empt the flames. :innocent:
I'd say, for the purposes of chain cleaning,...
08-27-23, 06:29 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,775
Posted By Garthr

As someone who lives in a rural area and have...

As someone who lives in a rural area and have multiple mowing tractors that run on diesel, hence we have our own dispensing tank, I can relate to using it for degreasing. The idea that you...
08-26-23, 02:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,662
Posted By wolfchild

IME with steel frames, I think most people are...

IME with steel frames, I think most people are just too worried about steel frames rusting out... Most steel frames outlast their owners. Spray the inside with some type of rustproofing oil and ride...
08-26-23, 01:32 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,775
Posted By sweeks

Water is denser than diesel fuel, so it sinks to...

Water is denser than diesel fuel, so it sinks to the bottom. The two liquids are immiscible. I'd guess there was some water in the chain when it went into the container.
08-26-23, 01:25 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,775
Posted By sweeks

Diesel fuel is basically kerosene, and is not...

Diesel fuel is basically kerosene, and is not corrosive to metals. If it were, diesel engines would require a heck of a lot more maintenance. This is consistent with your experience.
08-26-23, 12:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,279
Posted By SkinGriz

Sometimes Sheldon was kind of out there. Like way...

Sometimes Sheldon was kind of out there. Like way out there.

Iím not one of the ďAnything that doesnít look like a traditional drop bar road bike will handle horrible and crash.Ē type. And I think...
08-24-23, 09:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 845
Posted By Doc_Wui

I converted a Raleigh Mixtee, very similar to a...

I converted a Raleigh Mixtee, very similar to a red one my wife had in 1975. except her bike had dropped bars I installed a $260 TSDZ2 mid drive motor. Spent some money on alloy rims and new tires....
08-24-23, 06:17 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,686
Posted By Desert Ryder

Not all at once...

Not all at once...
08-24-23, 04:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,279
Posted By wolfchild

No problem on a steel or aluminum frame but I...

No problem on a steel or aluminum frame but I wouldn't want that on a carbon frame / fork.
08-24-23, 12:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,314
Posted By Smaug1

It's not a step-through, but the Magicycle...

It's not a step-through, but the Magicycle Commuter is now on sale for $550 shipped from Amazon. I helped my daughter's boyfriend get one. It has been good so far, except for the low quality OEM...
08-24-23, 11:38 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,659
Posted By Trakhak

Some interesting assertions. I can't square them...

Some interesting assertions. I can't square them with what I see here, with riders on bikes with zero-reach stems, etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WB3qTVg3hhs
...
08-21-23, 04:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By Trakhak

Sure, but I'd always rather have a car in front...

Sure, but I'd always rather have a car in front of me than behind me.
08-20-23, 01:15 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,686
Posted By XxHaimBondxX

I'm starting to understand why people have at...

I'm starting to understand why people have at least 5 bikes. Had myself hankering for a fixie and picked this up today. I have no idea why MSRP was at $600, but for $20 I thought it was worth it.
...
08-19-23, 08:22 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,568
Posted By genejockey

So remember folks, sit at the 4 way stop sign...

So remember folks, sit at the 4 way stop sign while nobody goes, and instead everybody does those little half starts and stops.
08-19-23, 10:48 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,552
Posted By GeezyRider

When it comes to a bike not being as advertised,...

When it comes to a bike not being as advertised, I guess there may be a few sellers who will try to deceive but I really think most are clueless.
08-19-23, 06:44 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,659
Posted By wolfchild

Don't listen to all the knucklleheads. All the...

Don't listen to all the knucklleheads. All the negativity comes from people who haven't even tried this type of a set up. Typical bikeforums where if you show yourself a little different and don't...
08-18-23, 08:10 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,374
Posted By nomadmax

I'm a lifelong cyclist and motorcycle rider (over...

I'm a lifelong cyclist and motorcycle rider (over 55 years in the saddle). I have bikes that have downtube shifting, Shimano STI & Campag ErgoPower that I never miss a beat on when going between...
08-18-23, 02:45 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,659
Posted By unterhausen

The only thing this thread proves is that people...

The only thing this thread proves is that people don't understand how bike steering works and what makes it stable. Has nothing to do with stem length. Zero length stems are a current fad in...
08-18-23, 12:23 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,659
Posted By PDKL45

People tend to fixate on bike fit and other...

People tend to fixate on bike fit and other things, sometimes ignoring practical considerations like health. Providing yourself with a very upright position on a bike can have enormous benefits if,...
08-17-23, 03:30 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,659
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

I absolutely love the: "We're not going to answer...

I absolutely love the: "We're not going to answer your question so you need a whole new bike" response
08-17-23, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By Maelochs

Any way which provides you with what you find to...

Any way which provides you with what you find to be useful hand positions.
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