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06-06-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 867
Posted By alcjphil

Poor shifting from a larger to a smaller cog is a...

Poor shifting from a larger to a smaller cog is a classic sign of excessive cable friction. If the cable and housing are old it may be time to replace them
Forum: Foo
06-04-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 848
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Never take running water for granted lol

My well pump died. Water well service will start on Monday morning if it doesn’t rain too much. FRIKIN Walmart wet wipe baths just like camping. Good thing the higher beings bless us rednecks with...
06-03-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 390,414
Posted By centurion81

Thanks! I ended up getting levers and hoods from...

Thanks! I ended up getting levers and hoods from eBay. I am still in the market for handle bars (Open on brand but need 25.4mm clamp; 38-42cm width) . I was hoping to pick some up locally but I...
06-02-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 867
Posted By Iride01

In the 7 speed DR market, you aren't going to...

In the 7 speed DR market, you aren't going to find much new technological innovation that you have in the 11 and 12 speed markets. 7 speed was pretty fleshed out by the 90's.

I'm not entirely sure...
05-30-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Maybe you shouldn't eliminate that either. I'd...

Maybe you shouldn't eliminate that either. I'd back off the L screw 1 Turn and see if the situation improves. You can always set it back to where it was.
Best to go to the PARK Tool site & start...
Forum: Touring
05-28-21, 04:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By jpescatore

Sorry to hear about that. Back in Jan 2020 I did...

Sorry to hear about that. Back in Jan 2020 I did 4 days of biking from Venice FL to Jacksonville that included a lot of biking on 17 - I hated almost every mile. Very high speed traffic, there was...
05-13-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,566
Posted By Iride01

I've tried various things for people in my lane...

I've tried various things for people in my lane of travel whether pedestrian or other cyclist. I think the most effective I've done is just stop right where I am and let them move around me. So far...
05-13-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,566
Posted By Troul

it happens. What is perturbing is that, a...

it happens.
What is perturbing is that, a driver will scold a cyclist for riding in the roadway, but when was the last time a pedestrian on foot was ever scolded for being in the roadway, by a...
03-02-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,702
Posted By Troul

Time vs need. If it makes sense, why not have it...

Time vs need. If it makes sense, why not have it professionally done?
Forum: Foo
03-02-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,450
Posted By Steve B.

The old farts will get this.

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01-31-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,449
Posted By _ForceD_

Letter to the editor — The “wave of death”

Saw this on the opinion page in yesterday’s local paper. I’ve been wanting to say the same thing for years.

Dan
12-27-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,937
Posted By wgscott

Unless it is a particularly problematic wound, I...

Unless it is a particularly problematic wound, I would keep the patched tube as the spare and keep the new tube in your tire, and save your time and energy for arguing with people on the internet.
12-27-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 18,683
Posted By downtube42

I go by airspeed. When my face starts flapping, I...

I go by airspeed. When my face starts flapping, I touch the brakes. In my current configuration, that's the low 40's.
12-21-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,800
Posted By SpeedofLite

A local cyclist and friend of many of these Las...

A local cyclist and friend of many of these Las Vegas riders produced this video.
Her interview of one of the riders provides some more detail of the tragedy.
...
12-17-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,545
Posted By JohnDThompson

It's no worse than reaching down for a water...

It's no worse than reaching down for a water bottle. Probably easier, in fact.
12-17-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,800
Posted By Paul Barnard

What's really interesting in these cases is,...

What's really interesting in these cases is, absent any impairment, the drivers typically walk away with scarcely a slap on the wrist. If they kill cyclists because they are just damn dumb and/or...
12-17-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,545
Posted By KenNC

It is just how I learned in the 70s on my first...

It is just how I learned in the 70s on my first ten speed, so now is second nature. I'm lefty, and operate both the left and right shift levers with my right hand only, so my dominant hand is always...
12-16-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,800
Posted By REDMASTA

don't know how many meth fiends you have...

don't know how many meth fiends you have interacted with but long term use can lead to confusion, insomnia, hallucinations, and other psychotic episodes. not exactly someone you want on the road.
12-16-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,800
Posted By berner

Not all, but some of the people who go into...

Not all, but some of the people who go into police work are not hired because of their intellect. It seems the main criteria is the capacity to follow orders without question. Many are ex military.
...
12-16-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,545
Posted By noobinsf

Practice, practice, and maybe start in an area...

Practice, practice, and maybe start in an area that doesn't have any additional hazards for the first couple of rides. Like any other new thing, you'll get used to it, and it will become second...
12-16-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,800
Posted By CB HI

These days, cops should never make the statement...

These days, cops should never make the statement that "impairment is not believed to be a factor" unless they have blood test results in hand.
There are too many drugs that impair motorist,...
12-16-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,800
Posted By SpeedofLite

LV Review Journal reports this morning truck...

LV Review Journal reports this morning truck driver charged with DUI.
...
12-15-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,800
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Several years ago I survived the driver training...

Several years ago I survived the driver training course for United Parcel Service (yeah, wore the Brown). I'm an 'avid motorist' and that training is tougher than I ever could have predicted - and I...
12-13-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,800
Posted By CliffordK

As far as "Blame", it is irrelevant where the...

As far as "Blame", it is irrelevant where the cyclists were, as long as they didn't suddenly swerve into the left lane. Even if a car stops in a traffic lane, one can't just plow in to their...
Forum: Touring
12-03-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,017
Posted By alan s

While I greatly prefer cooking off the road, if...

While I greatly prefer cooking off the road, if you insist, make sure the traffic is light and keep a sharp lookout for oncoming vehicles.
Forum: Foo
12-02-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,966
Posted By canklecat

Modding a truck to roll coal is the most American...

Modding a truck to roll coal is the most American way to self-identify as a hillbilly cretin from Deliverance. They probably got right purty mouths too.
11-28-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,914
Posted By cubewheels

Back in those days, even the $200 rigid MTBs...

Back in those days, even the $200 rigid MTBs would have been quite good already with half the components authentic made in Japan, very good, long-lasting quality if maintained properly.

Just give...
11-28-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,914
Posted By Hiro11

Late 80s - early nineties mountain bikes: the pinnacle of practical bike design?

Whenever I ride around here, I notice a trend: seemingly everyone in my area went out in 1992 and purchased a $500-$600 rigid mountain bike that has since sat in a garage and been passed around a...
11-27-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,567
Posted By BobbyG

I've been commuting year-round for 28 years. ...

I've been commuting year-round for 28 years. Headlights have gotten better and cheaper. CurrentIy I use a 900-lumen Niterider Lumina 900 on my bars (~$80) and a 100-lumen Schwinn Intensa on my...
11-27-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,567
Posted By berner

As a buddhist sympathiser I work at avoiding...

As a buddhist sympathiser I work at avoiding distractions and keeping my attention on the ride and the road ahead. It is very easy to get distracted so that we do not see what is ahead. It is a sort...
11-26-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,862
Posted By jdawginsc

I seek the unique, but in the somewhat everyday...

I seek the unique, but in the somewhat everyday unique way, and embrace the beauty that is that uniqueness. It is the mystery of a hard to find story that draws me.

I don't care about nationality....
11-26-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By canklecat

All that hyperbole, drama and whining about...

All that hyperbole, drama and whining about NaziSocialFascisKoreaChinaVenezuelaCubaCommies has been worn out. The people spouting that nonsense have the minds of juveniles who've been told to turn...
Forum: Touring
11-25-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,187
Posted By Nyah

This is my shopping at home: ...

This is my shopping at home:
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Pushing the bicycle around the...
11-25-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By Rage

We really screwed the pooch on this one.

We really screwed the pooch on this one.
11-21-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,737
Posted By blakcloud

I will watch the video later but I don't bunch...

I will watch the video later but I don't bunch everyone who rides two wheels as cyclists. Some are just bike riders. I am a cyclist and identify as much. My wife does not consider herself as a...
11-21-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,737
Posted By rsbob

Certainly can relate to the end of the video...

Certainly can relate to the end of the video where people who know you ride unload all their animosity of ill behaved riders since they know I ride a bike. Have also been threatened by idiots in...
11-21-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,100
Posted By Moe Zhoost

No worries, mate. The thing to keep in mind is...

No worries, mate. The thing to keep in mind is that your tool roll was affected by common environmental fungal spores that floated in and found a suitable environment to grow. These same spores are...
11-21-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 14,377
Views: 3,222,577
Posted By Prowler

At our LBS we've seen many of these and their...

At our LBS we've seen many of these and their cousins this year. Dug out from who knows where, many in terrible condition. They have to be about the heaviest bikes we deal with. When they come in...
Forum: Foo
11-18-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,103
Posted By canklecat

I just read the comments on that "Phoenix mystery...

I just read the comments on that "Phoenix mystery lights" video and wasn't surprised by the people who still prefer woo over explanations of more plausible but mundane scenarios.

The 2020 Super...
11-17-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,688
Posted By mstateglfr

I have a chain breaker on my multi-tool. It adds...

I have a chain breaker on my multi-tool. It adds maybe 1oz of weight to the munti-tool.
Forum: Foo
11-16-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,103
Posted By wgscott

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Forum: Foo
11-16-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11,784
Views: 2,460,656
Posted By Shimagnolo

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11-14-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,804
Posted By Bigbus

Now that's a conundrum if there ever was one. I...

Now that's a conundrum if there ever was one. I didn't know liberal and redneck could be used to describe the same individual. :foo:
11-14-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,804
Posted By veganbikes

I don't think that is what rydabent said or meant...

I don't think that is what rydabent said or meant at all. It felt to me more that with new bikes one should go over them and make sure they are 100% safe before riding. However I really doubt highly...
11-13-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,654
Posted By 10 Wheels

I respond when I can with Marine Air Horn Blast...

I respond when I can with Marine Air Horn Blast at the Drivers window.
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11-13-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,496
Posted By Daniel4

Don't say "accident". Say "collision". The word...

Don't say "accident". Say "collision". The word accident implies no responsibility.
11-13-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,024
Posted By Daniel4

This confirms my long held thought that...

This confirms my long held thought that significant bicycle experience should be a requirement for getting a driver's licence.
Forum: Touring
11-13-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,797
Posted By Happy Feet

I would look at three ideas, depending on what...

I would look at three ideas, depending on what you prefer:

Drop bars

Trekking bars

Flat bars with bar ends.

Flats with only one hand position may lead to discomfort long term.
11-12-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,389
Posted By Chistophe516

I blame the truck driver. Because, Knowing that...

I blame the truck driver. Because, Knowing that the cyclist was on the right, the driver should have waited.
11-11-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,469
Posted By datlas

I can’t answer the question, but consider...

I can’t answer the question, but consider patching your tubes. A properly patched tube is as good as new. Save up a few flat ones and batch-patch them in the off season. That saves money and is...
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