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05-28-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,077
Posted By jccaclimber

1. The need to shift multiple gears at once is a...

1. The need to shift multiple gears at once is a function of how far ahead you can plan and and how fast the grade is changing. I live in a very hilly area and there are a few places on my commute...
05-28-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14,814
Views: 3,603,503
Posted By Murray Missile

1976 Super Course Mk II. It's a mess as you can...

1976 Super Course Mk II. It's a mess as you can see. The wheels are mismatched and one is pretty thin on the brake tracks, most of the aluminum is oxidized and THAT saddle! But the frame and fork are...
05-25-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,077
Posted By tyrion

1) The drivetrain will probably get a little...

1) The drivetrain will probably get a little quieter as it breaks in.
2) 1x drivetrains will always have a little more (than 2x) cross-chain noise/vibration in the extreme gears.
3) You have to...
05-24-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,257
Posted By billridesbikes

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Except, at the behest of the automotive companies, we’ve been placing the blame on drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians for a century, but it doesn’t work because the human animal is very susceptible...
05-24-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,945
Posted By Troul

SUV's & yellow buses.

SUV's & yellow buses.
05-24-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,945
Posted By Clyde1820

IMO, that's a capability that's definitely not...

IMO, that's a capability that's definitely not yet ready for "prime time." As in, shouldn't hardly be on pubic roads just yet. It's just too damned new and unproven.

Sure, in many situations it...
05-24-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,945
Posted By Daniel4

Bad drivers have been trying to cull the human...

Bad drivers have been trying to cull the human population for decades. AI can't be worse.
05-24-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,945
Posted By Dino_Sore

Question: What's the difference between a BMW and...

Question: What's the difference between a BMW and a porcupine?

Answer: The porcupine has pricks on the outside.
05-23-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,486
Posted By JW Fas

An ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound...

An ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure. Catching a motorist red-handed sounds nice on paper, but it fails to account for the kind of motorist who would intentionally run you off...
05-23-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,257
Posted By billridesbikes

That universe where the street design discourages...

That universe where the street design discourages speeding and forces the driver to pay attention. Narrower traffic lanes, traffic camera enforcement, repeal zoning laws that mandate setbacks from...
05-22-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,486
Posted By Daniel4

Several years ago, someone on BikeForums...

Several years ago, someone on BikeForums corrected me by stating FRAP means as Far Right As Practical not as Far Right As Possible.

There's a reason for that. When you hug the curb not only do you...
05-22-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,097
Posted By merziac

"reliable and cheap", pick one. ;) Many of...

"reliable and cheap", pick one. ;)

Many of us spend 100's and 1000's on our bikes, the cost < potential reward could be invaluable and thereby a drop in the bucket when it goes south.

Whole...
05-22-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,097
Posted By Bianchigirll

I want to get a body camera for work and thought...

I want to get a body camera for work and thought ti might be fun to shoot riding videos as well. Personally I think it is a sad comment on our society that we need to have rear facing camera on our...
05-22-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,261
Posted By DiabloScott

I suggest skipping the Walmart trip. :thumb:

I suggest skipping the Walmart trip. :thumb:
05-22-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,486
Posted By Paul Barnard

Interesting that despite the sun being "in the...

Interesting that despite the sun being "in the driver's eyes" and the fact that their visors weren't down, they were not only able to see the cyclists, but they were able to see them in time to...
05-20-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,486
Posted By WGB

The cops were able to locate the vehicle, and its...

The cops were able to locate the vehicle, and its plates expired in 2011.

In a world where everything is recorded, you would think that if you are going to pull *****, you'd bounce far away and...
05-19-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,365
Posted By indyfabz

5 if by night. 2 if by day.

5 if by night. 2 if by day.
05-18-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By jaxgtr

A tale of 2 commuters

So I am on my way to the mother in law's to hang a TV on her bedroom wall. I am riding down a 2 lane city street that is generally fairly busy and I would never ride down this road. Drainage ditches...
05-17-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By freeranger

Just doesn't look like it would function as well...

Just doesn't look like it would function as well as a roller chain, and how would it not wear chainrings/cogs more than a roller chain? And, is it just me, or does the rollerless chain look like it...
05-17-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 19,375
Posted By rccardr

Must admit that when I read the first few answers...

Must admit that when I read the first few answers to the original post, I did wince a bit. Sometimes I think we can do better.
05-16-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 819
Posted By Kapusta

Since you mention you are using flat bars, try...

Since you mention you are using flat bars, try something like ergon grips with the integrated little bar ends.

In my experience, these can be just as good on long rides as drops.
05-16-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 819
Posted By Milton Keynes

Or, if straight bars, get some bar ends and like...

Or, if straight bars, get some bar ends and like with drop bars, change your hand position often. I'm firmly convinced that bar ends are necessary on flat bars. I've ridden a lot of miles on a flat...
05-16-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By astrodust

Exactly. I ride this same route. There isn't a...

Exactly. I ride this same route. There isn't a shoulder or anywhere to pull off. There was literally no place for the rider to go.

The only thing he could have done different would have been to...
05-15-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 819
Posted By mschwett

too much pressure on the hands and particularly...

too much pressure on the hands and particularly the carpal tunnel, which contains critical nerves. probably not really a “circulation” issue.

your weight should mostly be on your feet, then your...
05-15-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,948
Posted By bicyclemayhem

This. I mean sure, people mess up and whatever,...

This. I mean sure, people mess up and whatever, but other cyclists are pretty much the last thing I'm worried about.
05-14-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,276
Posted By downtube42

Eventually you realize it's the mind you're...

Eventually you realize it's the mind you're pushing, not the body. The body just goes along for the ride.
05-12-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,621
Posted By Daniel4

Expedia Road Rage Report 2015 "Fifty-one...

Expedia Road Rage Report 2015

"Fifty-one percent of Americans report that they loathe sharing the road with bad drivers, more than cyclists, buses, taxis, joggers and walkers combined."
...
05-08-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,179
Posted By Chuck M

Slow down? By the wounds on that curb it looks...

Slow down? By the wounds on that curb it looks like they need to watch where they are going as well.
05-08-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,179
Posted By sunburst

Slow down

somebody gets an A+ for planting this in the divider of a fairly busy street in a residential area.
Mountain View, CA (aka Googleville).
...
05-08-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,840
Posted By livedarklions

I'm with your friend's wife on this--that's an...

I'm with your friend's wife on this--that's an incredibly stupid post. No one on the road is consenting to be assaulted just by virtue of being on the road. I get that I can expect this a-hole...
04-29-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,840
Posted By livedarklions

Look, people are joking about that. I wouldn't...

Look, people are joking about that. I wouldn't do business with the guy after that, though. It's an assault, I don't do business with people who think it's funny to assault people. If that's...
04-29-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,840
Posted By Milton Keynes

Especially when the entire purpose of "rolling...

Especially when the entire purpose of "rolling coal" is to envelop in a large cloud of black, toxic smoke people who are just minding their own business. The entire purpose of it is to be a colossal...
04-28-22, 04:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 874
Posted By Paul Barnard

You can't prevent it. It sounds like you did...

You can't prevent it. It sounds like you did what you could to discourage it. There will always be "that guy."
04-25-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4,363
Views: 338,405
Posted By kahn

Fri: 23m and 1,100 feet - Disco Myrtle Sat:...

Fri: 23m and 1,100 feet - Disco Myrtle
Sat: 15.6 and 700 feet. Golden Gardens
Sun: 19 700 feet. 520 to Medina and Hunts Point

...
04-25-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4,363
Views: 338,405
Posted By kahn

Now, there's incentive!

Now, there's incentive!
04-25-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,236
Posted By rydabent

While I support everyone using a helmet while...

While I support everyone using a helmet while riding, I do not support government law making everyone us a helmet. It is jus another revenue stream for B'crats.
Forum: Touring
04-24-22, 04:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,312
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I assume you do not have the City version, thus...

I assume you do not have the City version, thus have the strap that goes over the top. If you have not thought of this yet, I store my rain gear on top of my front loaders under those straps.

When...
Forum: Touring
04-24-22, 12:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,312
Posted By Symox

good points most if my rides are on road or...

good points
most if my rides are on road or wide gravel roads
04-23-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,840
Posted By veganbikes

It is not just a little smoke it is intentional...

It is not just a little smoke it is intentional smoke attack on someone. It has nothing to do with being awake or being asleep it is just unneeded. They can threaten cyclists but when cyclists dare...
04-23-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,840
Posted By ahsposo

How? Is? This? Cyclist? Woke? Because a...

How? Is? This? Cyclist? Woke?

Because a ******g redneck ******* ****ed with him?
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04-23-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,840
Posted By joesch

Agree that fines and boycott's are an effective...

Agree that fines and boycott's are an effective way to teach the ignorant about respect and decency.
04-23-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,840
Posted By dedhed

I'd like to see them fined by the EPA. ...

I'd like to see them fined by the EPA.

​​​​​​https://www.findlaw.com/legalblogs/law-and-life/what-is-rolling-coal-and-is-it-legal/
04-22-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,840
Posted By veganbikes

It is a shame shoulder mounted RPGs are hard to...

It is a shame shoulder mounted RPGs are hard to carry on bikes. They really need to make a more portable version to take out these mo-rons. A PKM could also work if they was some good way to carry...
04-22-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,840
Posted By SkinGriz

A coworker was watching the redneck brotruck mud...

A coworker was watching the redneck brotruck mud wallowing videos and thought it was so cool.

I said they could save time and money by just getting drunk, getting naked, throw hundred dollar bills...
04-22-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,840
Posted By clemsongirl

I read about the Texas Waller County and six...

I read about the Texas Waller County and six injured bicyclists incident last year that took a DA to do the investigation that the local police should have but didn’t do. It shows why some are...
04-22-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,256
Posted By cyccommute

Don’t get me wrong. For the era (mid 80s to...

Don’t get me wrong. For the era (mid 80s to about 2015), there was no better multitool around. It fits your hand unlike most multitools. The features it has…adjustable wrench, and bottom bracket...
04-22-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,840
Posted By fooferdoggie

Texas Tuner Shop Boycotted After Owner Posts Video Rolling Coal On A Cyclist

I love how this idiot thinks he is the victim.People are really just *******s, aren’t they? You always hope humanity will turn it around, but we never really do. Anyway, today’s ******* is this guy....
04-21-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,256
Posted By cyccommute

Hate to say this but they are even better than...

Hate to say this but they are even better than the Cool Tool (https://wiki.multitool.org/tiki-index.php?page=Cool+Tool). I have several including a Bob Seals original.
04-21-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
Posted By SoSmellyAir

No, someone texting would still run the mine...

No, someone texting would still run the mine over, and blow both you and himself/herself/themselves up.
04-14-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,258
Posted By DeadSlow

This pretty much sums it up for me too. When I...

This pretty much sums it up for me too. When I first got back into riding I decided to buy a jersey, I figured riding in the early hours of the morning I owed it to myself to get something reflective...
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