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06-08-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,707
Posted By ClydeClydeson

All the talk of 'out of balance' wheels is a red...

All the talk of 'out of balance' wheels is a red herring. Bicycle wheels are never well balanced, but speeds are generally slow enough and the total amount of weight that is off balance is miniscule....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,521
Posted By RChung

The problem is with the right side crank, not the...

The problem is with the right side crank, not the left -- more precisely, the problem is with the right side Shimano DuraAce, Ultegra, and 105 cranks. More more precisely, it's with putting a strain...
Forum: Touring
05-14-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 993
Posted By staehpj1

I can't offer current on the ground info for any...

I can't offer current on the ground info for any of those locations, but I can offer some advice. I have camped in the town parks in many of those towns without issue. I have done similarly in...
05-06-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,459
Posted By pdlamb

Is your point that some people dress differently...

Is your point that some people dress differently than you, or that they ride faster than you do?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,593
Posted By WhyFi

Ugh, I'd replace either/both immediately, rather...

Ugh, I'd replace either/both immediately, rather than do without.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,903
Posted By WhyFi

It may not manifest on the stopwatch, but it...

It may not manifest on the stopwatch, but it certainly affects handling feel. Bikes with lighter rims/tires feel much more fun and responsive to changes in orientation (less weight, lower angular...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,903
Posted By HTupolev

Yes. Technically speaking, power variation across...

Yes. Technically speaking, power variation across the pedal stroke creates speed oscillations in all riding, although this is much less pronounced in situations with more inertia.

The thing is,...
04-27-21, 02:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,370
Posted By Clyde1820

Vital question. Tricky situation, in a...

Vital question.



Tricky situation, in a "car" traffic lane sufficiently wide for a car where it's equally uncertain which side an overtaking cyclist might take if attempting to pass.

IMO:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,039
Posted By Badger6

I've seen it done.

I've seen it done.
04-24-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,951
Posted By headwind15

The rear tire on a tandem is going to wear faster...

The rear tire on a tandem is going to wear faster because the drive power of two people are generating a pulling force upon it. the front tire is just rolling (around). Nothing to do with rider(s)...
04-24-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,501
Posted By JoeTBM

In our volunteer shop, we typical change about...

In our volunteer shop, we typical change about 20-30 tubes a week.... patch parties are on every other Friday, beer included :thumb:
04-21-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,113
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The biggest problem with tires mounted backwards...

The biggest problem with tires mounted backwards is people finding out:)

As long as the road/trail surface isn't impressionable (soft) and the tire tread can't engage that surface the mounting...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,492
Posted By DaveSSS

If a presta valve is used, the answer is none. ...

If a presta valve is used, the answer is none. When a tire is inflated, the presta valve seals as soon as you stop pumping. The only way to lower the pressure in the tire is to disconnect the pump...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By nblake1989

6'4 wing span 6'2 height 36 and a half insem I...

6'4 wing span 6'2 height 36 and a half insem I think it should work
04-03-21, 12:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,201
Posted By jonathanf2

I just installed the 11-36t 10 speed cassette and...

I just installed the 11-36t 10 speed cassette and tuned the front/rear derailleur. After a bit of adjustment it works great. In fact big/big chain worked fine and there was still a bit of slack, not...
04-02-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,010
Posted By tomato coupe

I know a guy ... who knows a guy ... that can fix...

I know a guy ... who knows a guy ... that can fix you up with some longer string, if you know what I mean.
04-01-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,708
Posted By aplcr0331

Thatís because that is what it was. 2019-2020 was...

Thatís because that is what it was. 2019-2020 was a bad flu year, in fact it was shaping up to be as bad as 2017-2018, but it was cut short by five weeks due to Covid.The first peak was earlier than...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,839
Posted By WhyFi

It's worth trying for yourself. I do love a...

It's worth trying for yourself.

I do love a good hand-wringing session, but I don't understand it with regards to something like moving up or down one tire size. The difference isn't going to be...
03-16-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,581
Posted By wgscott

I'm 220 years old, and that crazy formula would...

I'm 220 years old, and that crazy formula would predict that I am no longer alive.
03-14-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,518
Posted By Iride01

If you are riding in a group that is doing...

If you are riding in a group that is doing rotations, then you just aren't quite at the experience they are riding at. You need to ask them what they'd like you to do when with them.

I'd find a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,064
Posted By gregf83

I like the ability to easily use street view with...

I like the ability to easily use street view with RWGPS. I like to look at where I'm planning to ride. Strava gave up on using Google maps a few years ago so not street view.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,064
Posted By WhyFi

You don't go places that you're unfamiliar with?...

You don't go places that you're unfamiliar with? Thasashame.
Forum: Touring
02-21-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,293
Posted By Darth Lefty

And thatís how I wound up living in a magnet...

And thatís how I wound up living in a magnet factory
02-18-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If you don't have rim cracks from the nipples and...

If you don't have rim cracks from the nipples and a good brake track & hub, what's to worry about? Nothing's going to fail catastrophically.
02-18-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 33,309
Posted By Wildwood

+1,000 :thumb: Coming back to answer one's...

+1,000 :thumb:

Coming back to answer one's own 11yo newbie question.
02-15-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 33,309
Posted By rutan74

This is what I tell all the folks just starting...

This is what I tell all the folks just starting out. Keep a LOG. Whether it be a paper log, Excel sheet or Strava, keep a log of your rides. If paper or Excel, track your distance and time. ...
02-11-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,362
Posted By caloso

Welcome! Personally I would recommend mtb...

Welcome!

Personally I would recommend mtb style SPD pedals and shoes so you can use them on your HT too. In fact, you might want to practice clicking in and out on dirt or grass.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,686
Posted By datlas

Agree. I would suggest drop to 75F and 80-85R,...

Agree. I would suggest drop to 75F and 80-85R, but tweak to your conditions.
11-27-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,130
Posted By AlmostTrick

No matter how far or fast you ride your diet will...

No matter how far or fast you ride your diet will be a more important factor to any weight loss goals. It's very easy to eat any calories you burn. (or more!)
11-05-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,812
Posted By WanderingAlbatr

My LBS was able to update the firmware for all of...

My LBS was able to update the firmware for all of the components and now the derailleur is working correctly.

They charged $20, however it took them a few hours on and off because they had to...
10-15-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By Trevtassie

The USA is not the West, even though they'd like...

The USA is not the West, even though they'd like to believe that. Mind you, the country that provided safe harbour for Rupert Murdoch is enabling him to spread the mantra of individual rights and no...
06-26-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,804
Posted By Oakman

Not much draft from a hawk

On this morning's ride, over my left shoulder swoops a red-tailed hawk. He dropped down and leveled off directly in front of me, staying about 10 feet ahead for maybe 30 seconds. Then he quickly...
06-21-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,491
Posted By Ross520

I apologize, my reading comprehension was...

I apologize, my reading comprehension was lacking.

To more constructively respond, there was a time when I was hot and REALLY wanted ice cold water so stopped at a corner store, put my N95 (the...
06-10-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,058
Posted By The Golden Boy

Bathrooms and water fountains (bubblers :D) are...

Bathrooms and water fountains (bubblers :D) are closed.

I was at a rest area out of town- guzzling down my water, and some guy had gotten off his bike, sweating like nobody's business- and was...
04-17-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,754
Posted By 33yearslate

Well... I finally learned how to ride a bike (first post)

No joke, I'm 33 years old and never learned. I was bored in lockdown due to the pandemic so I decided "heck, why not take this time to learn?" So I bought a bike online, it was delivered...
04-12-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By greatscott

If you haven't already done so now is a good time...

If you haven't already done so now is a good time for you to load up you bike with more weight than you normally carry and practice riding it, go on short rides with the bike fully loaded and build...
04-11-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,995
Posted By tds101

My doctor called this morning,...and I'm cleared...

My doctor called this morning,...and I'm cleared (again) for my return to work tomorrow. I've been out for over 14 days with this, and today is the first day that I don't have any cough at all. Feels...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,469
Posted By Rides4Beer

I don't really care about the science, all I know...

I don't really care about the science, all I know is that my 28mm tires (that measure to about 30mm) are more comfortable and corner better than previous 23 or 25mm tires, without sacrificing any...
03-13-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,342
Posted By pdlamb

Coming to a bike store near you on April 15:...

Coming to a bike store near you on April 15: Garmin 1040.
03-03-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 18,314
Posted By Pratt

As a practical matter, before you die, what bikes...

As a practical matter, before you die, what bikes do you have, and what sizes?
Replies: 29
Views: 4,169
Posted By unterhausen

The main thing is sleep in between the two rides....

The main thing is sleep in between the two rides. Don't drink too much beer. I usually feel like garbage after a long ride, even if it's as short as a century. The hard part will be getting started...
02-16-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,677
Posted By BenBoozer

Hello and yes I am back to report with good news....

Hello and yes I am back to report with good news. About a week after I went to the shop and requested that they file a warranty claim on the shifter, the mechanic called me and stated he took another...
02-12-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,697
Posted By Doug64

This is a good idea. I am involved in bike safety...

This is a good idea. I am involved in bike safety instruction with our school district, and have worked with many 5th graders starting with the basics on the school grounds. I have also worked with...
01-22-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,677
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Rear shift cable life varies too much with the...

Rear shift cable life varies too much with the rider from 1,000 to over 20,000 miles depending on how much you shift.

They fail due to fatigue, with one cycle winding on and off the drum plus...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 459,522
Posted By Dan333SP

Here was my view last week, riding in the Outer...

Here was my view last week, riding in the Outer Banks while with family for the holiday. Pretty much deserted this time of year, which is simultaneously eerie and wonderful. This is from Kitty Hawk....
11-22-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,891
Posted By grayEZrider

Except for rare special fund raisers I only ride...

Except for rare special fund raisers I only ride the LBS twice a week beginner rides. They start in March at about 11 mph and end up in Nov running at 14+. I guess that would be called a C-level? I...
11-15-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,102
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

First of all, start with a garage at least twice...

First of all, start with a garage at least twice as big as you think you need...

;)
07-01-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,342
Posted By shelbyfv

This may be the first time "breaks" has been used...

This may be the first time "breaks" has been used correctly on BF:rolleyes:
Forum: Great Lakes
05-08-18, 03:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,683
Posted By MKahrl

The gap between Killbuck and Gann (also known as...

The gap between Killbuck and Gann (also known as Brinkhaven) is much smaller now. The trail is now paved from Glenmont to Brinkhaven and it's one of the most scenic parts of the route. It follows a...
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