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01-14-24, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By Portlandjim

Interesting book review about Henry Miller. He...

Interesting book review about Henry Miller. He lived down Partington Ridge (Big Sur, Califonia) from our house. Here he's sitting in our yard talking with my wife Heidi's mother. Photos from about...
12-28-23, 02:08 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,693
Posted By mstateglfr

Loving this thread for all the common BF reasons....

Loving this thread for all the common BF reasons. Its like 3 separate threads on the same topic were merged.
- Warranty is denied, but a ton of responses say to warranty the frame.
- A small...
12-28-23, 10:35 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,693
Posted By RH Clark

At this point I have seen too many titanium and...

At this point I have seen too many titanium and carbon failures to ever want a bike made from those materials. Guess I'll stick with my steel classics.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-23, 06:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,993
Posted By Polaris OBark

He is 41 now.

He is 41 now.
12-20-23, 10:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,674
Posted By Eyes Roll

Eat well (preferably, avoid the fast food junk...

Eat well (preferably, avoid the fast food junk and make a home-cooked meal). Drink well (water and smoothies). Sleep well. Very important, remove the negativity and negative-minded people (that cause...
12-04-23, 01:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,294
Posted By USAZorro

Just your generic floor pump used here.

Just your generic floor pump used here.
12-03-23, 03:42 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 13,402
Posted By Robvolz

It’s back

I’m trying to get Sweetie’s Cinelli ready in time for X-mas, so my wrenching efforts have been there instead of this lovely gold DeRosa.

the color is really starting to grow on me. At first, my...
10-16-23, 01:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,162
Posted By rsbob

In my 30s and 40s and childless, I had the...

In my 30s and 40s and childless, I had the cleanest, shiniest car around. Every other weekend it was detailed and waxed 4X/year. Now that I have been retired, the cars are lucky to be washed and...
10-16-23, 10:28 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,162
Posted By Troul

the underside of those debris flap catchers might...

the underside of those debris flap catchers might be hoarding mess too. Might consider applying wax to the undersides
10-15-23, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By nlerner

Oh, you remind me of my first pair of polypro...

Oh, you remind me of my first pair of polypro sock liners for hiking from right around then. Great insulation, but their smell after that hike had me gagging.
09-12-23, 04:29 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 6,980
Posted By Maelochs

Best part of it all---every single one of us...

Best part of it all---every single one of us (excluding those who can only count above ten after removing their shoes) already knew all the "conclusions" reached in this thread, upon reading the...
09-11-23, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By SpeedofLite

45 Years Ago: September 1978 in Bicycling magazine

Articles/columns included in this post are:
TECHNICAL Q and A
"Producing Better Bike Maps"
"Hi-Biking"

The following articles from this issue were included in past posts.
BICYCLE WORKSHOP:...
09-10-23, 02:34 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 6,980
Posted By Maelochs

Because people won't ride regular bikes because...

Because people won't ride regular bikes because it is too hard ... so an e-bike is better than nothing
09-07-23, 10:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,070
Posted By abdon

Dang it, got another bike...

I just can't say no to vintage touring bikes :'(

A few weeks back this guy popped on FB for $200. I'm in Alaska, were are at the end of the riding season so the chances of it selling were slim....
09-07-23, 05:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,229
Posted By noimagination

Personally, I feel it is more a mob mentality...

Personally, I feel it is more a mob mentality than a false sense of security.

As others have stated above, this is the major reason why I rarely do group rides. IME, rides of up to about a half...
09-06-23, 05:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,229
Posted By Jughed

This is what gives us spandex wearers a bad name...

This is what gives us spandex wearers a bad name with motorists.

Motorists can and do break traffic rules all the time - but a group of cyclists taking up too much space, rolling thru stop...
09-06-23, 04:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,229
Posted By Maelochs

If automobile drivers ignored traffic laws like...

If automobile drivers ignored traffic laws like some cycling groups do, we'd be outraged ... and we often are, when even a single driver drives like so many pacelines ride. If a line of 20 cars blew...
09-05-23, 07:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,229
Posted By bikingshearer

That's one reason I rarely do big group rides. ...

That's one reason I rarely do big group rides. Your group may never get hit by a car (knock on wood), but I'll guarantee you are pissing off drivers. Whether you care about that or not is another...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-23, 04:53 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 5,773
Posted By Eric F

My #1 road bike originally sold for $10k+. What...

My #1 road bike originally sold for $10k+. What that means to me is that - at that time - it was among the best frames available, was built with high-level wheels and parts, and was an example of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-23, 12:11 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 5,773
Posted By dilbert2000

I worked many hours at my prior job and rarely...

I worked many hours at my prior job and rarely took a day off. I could cash out a lot of hours and bought this a couple of years ago.

It has only been ridden by me, so it has not been ridden like...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-23, 01:29 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 5,773
Posted By SJX426

As others have said, you have already won! I...

As others have said, you have already won!
I too have difficulty justifying the most recent high-end bikes. I go after the older high-end bikes.
Most are top of the line for the day.
One of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-23, 09:19 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 5,773
Posted By Hermes

I like to make every ride matter and the most fun...

I like to make every ride matter and the most fun possible and feel fabulous while doing it. That statement is a big YMMV. More expensive may not be more fabulous but it may. Budget allocation to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-23, 06:32 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 5,773
Posted By freeranger

You state "I absolutely loved riding all of the...

You state "I absolutely loved riding all of the bikes I gave owned"--my view is that the bikes you have owned have suited you well, without spending a lot. I've never ridden a "high end" road bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-23, 06:51 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 5,773
Posted By baj32161

I have never ridden a high end road bike

I have been riding for many years....since I was a kid back in The 1970s and, during all of that time, I have never ridden a high end road bike.

My budget ga always denied me that and I never...
09-03-23, 05:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,045
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I used to pressure wash my 1999 Trek 5200......

I used to pressure wash my 1999 Trek 5200... until I blasted part of a decal off on the downtube. :eek: Unless it's a very low-pressure pressure washer, hand washing is likely a better option.
08-30-23, 11:16 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,107
Posted By Calsun

More than 500 people die each day in the United...

More than 500 people die each day in the United States at this time from contracting Covid and yet people still treat it like they might get the flu and do not take precautions. Even taking an...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-23, 05:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 988
Posted By chaadster

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Forum: Touring
08-27-23, 07:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,156
Posted By Paul_P

Almost ready

I wish to express my gratitude towards all of you bike tourers who have taken the time to write down so much information and experience to share with people like me who are thinking about getting...
08-27-23, 01:03 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,603
Posted By Redbullet

It takes more work, it is somehow dirtier and I...

It takes more work, it is somehow dirtier and I think it does not remove too much grit inside the rollers. Leaving the chain submerged and then shaking it would dissolve old lube and most of the grit...
08-27-23, 01:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,708
Posted By abdon

It think it is mighty stupid to try to argue that...

It think it is mighty stupid to try to argue that there is one particular saddle angle that is ideal for every saddle, every geometry, every riding style, and everybody.
08-26-23, 07:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 811
Posted By 75lechamp

New Build: 1973/74 Raleigh RRA

Hey folks, this is a build where I somehow acquired a lot of parts before the frame showed up, which is serendipity especially in the case of a Raleigh RRA, which was only made for one year and does...
08-23-23, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By Canker

You could buy or mix up the same stuff they use...

You could buy or mix up the same stuff they use to protect the patina on old cars, poppy's patina for example.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD7AvQZoYcU
The whole vid is useful but he mixes his...
08-23-23, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By LBCwanabe

1992 Trek 950: 20” frame.

Sweet bike with a little patina. Sweet Deore shifter pods! Nice original condition. New grips. Newish tires. Asking sold + shipping or trade? Local pick up in West Michigan. Bc
...
08-23-23, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By chain_whipped

Old school and modern methods preservation- share

I'm always learning something from the past or from the latest. With today's endless means to preserve an old bike, found this vid presentation of a Wanderer well done showing a bit of old and new. ...
Forum: Touring
08-22-23, 12:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,246
Posted By jvt

I use platforms on everything except my recumbent...

I use platforms on everything except my recumbent trike. I use dual sided (SPD and flat) pedals on my trike to prevent possible leg suck from slipping off the pedal. Even then, I wear relatively...
08-21-23, 03:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,434
Posted By nomadmax

See? You DO know :D

See? You DO know :D
08-21-23, 03:34 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,434
Posted By wolfchild

Cyclists who try to imitate the pros and who...

Cyclists who try to imitate the pros and who participate in imaginary races against any random stranger that they came across or their own group of riders which they are part of. Every ride is a...
08-21-23, 03:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,434
Posted By Eric F

I know that one. They're the ones calling other...

I know that one. They're the ones calling other riders Ricky Racers, right?
Forum: Touring
08-21-23, 10:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,246
Posted By timdow

I started touring with SPD, but now use flats. ...

I started touring with SPD, but now use flats. Benefits of flats are that I can wear better fitting shoes for all day comfort, I can get off the bike and walk around right away, and I do not have to...
08-21-23, 10:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,618
Posted By Bad Lag

Good on you! Your health, your...

Good on you!

Your health, your cardio-vascular health, is probably the single most important aspect of your personal health. Take care of yourself so you can take care of your wife and child.
08-21-23, 08:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,434
Posted By big john

You have at least 10 years before things really...

You have at least 10 years before things really start to go downhill. Enjoy!
08-21-23, 08:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,434
Posted By john m flores

You made it! Welcome to the club!

You made it! Welcome to the club!
08-21-23, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By cb400bill

What I dislike is when a car passes and then...

What I dislike is when a car passes and then immediately turns off the road into a driveway, etc.
08-21-23, 06:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,434
Posted By BobbyG

Coast...it's all downhill from here. (just...

Coast...it's all downhill from here.

(just kidding, although I did have to lower the gearing on my bikes to placate my knees)
08-21-23, 04:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,434
Posted By sjanzeir

I Just Turned 50 Today...

... And I ain't got a goddarn idea what to do about it.
08-21-23, 04:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
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.
08-21-23, 01:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,230
Posted By blamester

You are correct. A wise choice. I am an adult and...

You are correct. A wise choice. I am an adult and I do the same.
And I have no problem explaining it to anyone.
08-20-23, 10:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,618
Posted By tgot

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08-20-23, 09:09 PM
Replies: 27,849
Views: 4,455,379
Posted By Iron Horse

1957 Rudge

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08-20-23, 06:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,618
Posted By ascherer

You’ll be back! (We hope) Godspeed, may the...

You’ll be back! (We hope)
Godspeed, may the next chapters be rewarding
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