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07-15-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 663
Posted By seypat

There's lots of castle/scenery porn to look at.

There's lots of castle/scenery porn to look at.
07-05-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,101
Posted By dsbrantjr

Idiot fans and barriers are nothing new. In the...

Idiot fans and barriers are nothing new. In the 1968 Olympics the soccer stadium had a moat around the field to protect the players, and especially referees, from the fans. From an LA Times...
07-04-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 505
Posted By kctrading

I always use a spray bottle and some dish soap to...

I always use a spray bottle and some dish soap to find my leaks
07-02-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 481
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Assuming you are not too concerned about looking...

Assuming you are not too concerned about looking weird- tie a bungie cord from the back of your helmet to the back of your saddle.
06-29-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,101
Posted By 79pmooney

Between the media attention (this is after all...

Between the media attention (this is after all one of the biggest regular sporting events on this planet) and all the social media we have now, the odds she is not recognized by more than several is...
06-28-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,101
Posted By 79pmooney

We are not talking an open road and the usual...

We are not talking an open road and the usual traffic. This was an event planned and permitted for and known to be happening at that moment for the past 6 months. The event was a bike race where...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,081
Posted By PeteHski

This is true, but with lower gearing there is...

This is true, but with lower gearing there is less chance you will get to that point where you are forced to walk.

I was climbing a very steep pitch recently in a group and the guy in front was a...
06-27-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,101
Posted By CliffordK

Tour de France organizers to sue woman who caused...

Tour de France organizers to sue woman who caused huge crash with banner...
06-27-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,415
Posted By ooga-booga

not sure how this is different that the doofus...

not sure how this is different that the doofus that brings a dog to the proceedings and allows the leashed (or more likely) unleashed woofer to
wander/bolt into the race and affect it?...
06-25-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,780
Posted By gearbasher

My guess: After the Allen hit, it slid along the...

My guess: After the Allen hit, it slid along the face of the stay and put a light scratch in the top coat.
06-25-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,780
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Sorry, it is hard to tell if someone is joking on...

Sorry, it is hard to tell if someone is joking on the Internet. In my humble and unlearned opinion, I doubt that the structural integrity of the frame is compromised. The impact may have sounded...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,081
Posted By big john

The steepest street in L.A. is Fargo st, supposed...

The steepest street in L.A. is Fargo st, supposed to be 33% for a couple blocks. There is an event there each year and years ago a friend climbed it on a 42x23.
Now people climb it on mountain...
06-07-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,709
Posted By smashndash

Interesting. Can you upload a video of this? What...

Interesting. Can you upload a video of this? What you're describing sounds like a wheel that is out of balance. Cars need to get their wheels balanced due to high rpms but almost all cyclists ignore...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,872
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, you can put tubes in the Fondas. As...

Yeah, you can put tubes in the Fondas.

As for needing CO2 to reseat beads on the road, that again depends on the tire/wheel combo. I'd venture to guess that it's fairly unusual for the beads to...
06-05-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 829
Posted By canklecat

It's worth a try. I have ridden with aero bars...

It's worth a try. I have ridden with aero bars and was significantly faster every ride. But due to old neck injuries I can't get comfortable enough to use aero bars for more than a minute or two at a...
06-02-21, 04:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,266
Posted By TCollen

All these stories remind me of a time I helped a...

All these stories remind me of a time I helped a friend work on a "small" 30 minute project. After several frustrating hours he told me I should leave. I said no, that I'd help him finish our fiasco....
05-27-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 14,909
Posted By NomarsGirl

I ride a Specialized. Expected to buy a Trek, but...

I ride a Specialized. Expected to buy a Trek, but my bike was the previous year's model and a women's specific design, so the bike shop wanted it sold and gave me a great deal. When I walked in, the...
05-25-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By cxwrench

Yes, they ONLY function of a medium or long cage...

Yes, they ONLY function of a medium or long cage is to wrap chain. On some derailleurs the position of the upper pulley changes on them as well to allow the use of a bigger cog.
05-25-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 14,909
Posted By PeteHski

I prefer Specialized over Trek, but only because...

I prefer Specialized over Trek, but only because I prefer their more understated colour schemes. Trek bikes tend to look a bit shouty with ever larger TREK logos. Also not a big fan of current Trek...
05-22-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,441
Posted By Shimagnolo

Well, that's one way to get it across the Mexican...

Well, that's one way to get it across the Mexican border.:thumb:
05-20-21, 02:20 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,069
Posted By slickrcbd

Ah, so just trial and error. Also apparently it...

Ah, so just trial and error. Also apparently it can change, as when I was younger I never needed to stretch and never saw the point of all those stretches at the start and usually end of gym class....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,863
Posted By Seattle Forrest

To be fair, I think his point is that 23s are...

To be fair, I think his point is that 23s are faster, but pros are switching to 25s because those are faster in the real world. I can't disagree with the second part. 🙂
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,601
Posted By ksryder

I'm not sure what I love more -- the fact that OP...

I'm not sure what I love more -- the fact that OP came back after 18 years to update us that the frame had a crack, that someone took the opportunity to call someone else out on their claim from 18...
05-11-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,755
Posted By Inusuit

I refuse to worry about things like this. I'm 76...

I refuse to worry about things like this. I'm 76 and believe I have a good sense of what's right for my body. A massive (and fatal) heart attack after a hard day of riding is not a bad way to go.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,601
Posted By Phatman

Bumping this thread up, almost 20 years later....

Bumping this thread up, almost 20 years later. Iíve owned this bike for the duration, and yesterday I went to take it for a ride and realized my poor bike had a crack in the headtube/toptube weld....
05-10-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,755
Posted By downtube42

I have four older brothers, none of whom do...

I have four older brothers, none of whom do anything closely resembling exercise. We're talking obesity, mobility challenges, diabetes, diabetes complications, high blood pressure, knee replacements...
05-03-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,464
Posted By BobsPoprad

on an old route before I moved there was a place...

on an old route before I moved there was a place out in the country. The dog would run along the ditch, silently, out of sight. When he got up to speed, he'd cut over to the pavement.
Good thing...
05-03-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,464
Posted By Koyote

Or motorists could be required to lean out of...

Or motorists could be required to lean out of their windows and yell "On your left!" each time they approach walkers and riders.

Discuss.
04-28-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,896
Posted By Rolla

Don't go into the bike business because you love...

Don't go into the bike business because you love bikes; go into the bike business because you love business.
Your number one, two, and three headaches will be attracting, training, and retaining...
04-26-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,146
Posted By rsbob

Changing times FOR the better: Was doing a ride...

Changing times FOR the better: Was doing a ride last week whenI slowly overtook a fellow about the same age on a nice bike. We rode together for about 6 miles after that and chatted. We were...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,813
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Even a loud "hi" as you approach works better...

Even a loud "hi" as you approach works better than "on your left." Most pedestrians and casual cyclists interpret that as a command to swerve to their left right in front of or into you.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,813
Posted By Osprey 1

I just picked up a used Canyon Aeroads that has...

I just picked up a used Canyon Aeroads that has the DT Swiss hubs with the 54 tooth star ratchet upgrade installed. For me, it was too loud for the group rides, cool sound, but too loud for social...
04-25-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,893
Posted By jleeg

I did it. I didnít go far from my Merlin, though...

I did it. I didnít go far from my Merlin, though Iím back to steel.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,487
Posted By momoman

Just received a pair of Pearl Izumi gloves in the...

Just received a pair of Pearl Izumi gloves in the mail. The reason is clearly stated on the packaging:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,492
Posted By MoAlpha

Ever try to open the fridge door super quick to...

Ever try to open the fridge door super quick to see if the light really goes off when you close it?
04-20-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By cxwrench

You would not believe how many people come in to...

You would not believe how many people come in to the shop w/ 'the brake rubbing'...and the cause is one of the q/r springs on backwards. They fit perfectly over the axle and will push a wheel off...
04-20-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By 79pmooney

The springs keep the lever end and nut a nice...

The springs keep the lever end and nut a nice uniform distance apart making sliding the wheel onto the dropouts faster. Other than that, they do nothing. Not being there is a 1-3 second handicap...
04-20-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By Davet

For whatever reason that the springs are needed,...

For whatever reason that the springs are needed, your LBS should have handfuls of them, at reasonable if any cost.

Small diameter of the springs point inboard.
04-20-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By dedhed

Not "needed" or "required" beyond a convenience....

Not "needed" or "required" beyond a convenience. They break, get lost, bent out of shape, etc. If you want to have them check with a co-op and get them dirt cheap
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,488
Posted By seypat

Is the OP's last name Sagan?

Is the OP's last name Sagan?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,492
Posted By RGMN

I lose 0 psi from the tube when I connect my...

I lose 0 psi from the tube when I connect my pump. 1st stroke of the pump shows the cracking pressure when the valve to the tube opens. With ultra thin butyl tubes I consistently lose about 10 psi...
04-16-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,146
Posted By Troul

until the overhead expenses inflicted by the...

until the overhead expenses inflicted by the cities/towns/your local district are drastically reduced, B&M business will continue to pop-smoke. The rules, regulations, laws, governances & red tape...
04-16-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,232
Posted By drlogik

I have a Bontrager and like it ok; however, I...

I have a Bontrager and like it ok; however, I have a different take on summer riding and water.

I live in a hot and humid State where summer rides get to 100 degrees and 98% humidity. I perspire...
04-16-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,587
Posted By 70sSanO

I honestly don't use a torque wrench very often...

I honestly don't use a torque wrench very often on my bikes. I used to use them a lot more on cars. But I decided to see how close "theoretically" they were. I got a digital scale with a metal handle...
03-27-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,328
Posted By GlennR

While not cheap they are no super expensive. Rudy...

While not cheap they are no super expensive. Rudy Project have a prescription insert so if your prescription changes you just replace he lenses in the insert.

I use the clear photochromatic which...
03-26-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,285
Posted By Troul

the chain saw cyclist's chains sales might be a...

the chain saw cyclist's chains sales might be a massacre in Texas.
03-26-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,285
Posted By freeranger

"Cutting edge technology?"

"Cutting edge technology?"
03-26-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,285
Posted By BobbyG

Why not use the whole chainsaw? ...

Why not use the whole chainsaw?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl_IGCeC6Vs
03-26-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,285
Posted By chaadster

As saw blades can be used as wheels, it stands to...

As saw blades can be used as wheels, it stands to reason...
03-26-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,285
Posted By Trevtassie

Sheesh, you want to add yet another Sunday...

Sheesh, you want to add yet another Sunday morning task? Sharpening the bike chain.
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