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Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 934
Posted By terrymorse

Not everyone's "CLEAR" means the same thing. ...

Not everyone's "CLEAR" means the same thing.

It might mean "you can make it right now if you sprint your a** off".
06-23-21, 11:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,771
Posted By Badger6

Carbon is not as fragile as some folks think.

Carbon is not as fragile as some folks think.
06-07-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By freeranger

Doesn't sound like the dealer is a lot of help,...

Doesn't sound like the dealer is a lot of help, so here ya go: Customer Support | Giant Bicycles United States (giant-bicycles.com) (https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/contact#)
01-02-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,280
Posted By indyfabz

The Erie Canal portion is mostly not.

The Erie Canal portion is mostly not.
12-28-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,709
Posted By Gresp15C

I once bought "green" mineral spirits by accident...

I once bought "green" mineral spirits by accident because it was on deep discount so I didn't look at the label. Why don't they just call it something else? Reminds me of when I needed TSP for...
12-28-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,618
Posted By mack_turtle

where I live in central Texas, most riders will...

where I live in central Texas, most riders will tell you that you NEED a 140mm travel FS bike with a massive gear range. I ride all of that stuff on a steel singlespeed hardtail with a 120mm fork. I...
12-27-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,618
Posted By Maelochs

Whenever I ride I pass so many unhappy riders who...

Whenever I ride I pass so many unhappy riders who tell me, "I wish my bike sucked so i could enjoy riding it."
12-27-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,354
Posted By billnuke1

Hmmmm...just got weirderer...

Hmmmm...just got weirderer...
12-27-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,354
Posted By phughes

I was watching a Dateline episode about a...

I was watching a Dateline episode about a kidnapping and murder, while my phone was on and lying by my side. I the started getting ads for duct tape, rope, and shovels. Weird.
12-27-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,143
Posted By indyfabz

Alone. With nobody else.

Alone. With nobody else.
12-18-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,593
Posted By zen_

I'll try to give you some advice that's a bit...

I'll try to give you some advice that's a bit more on point w/o being condescending, or digressing too much...

Parts worth "upgrading"

Saddle - Unless you really love the stock one, start the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,891
Posted By yarbrough462

Are you asking us to talk you out of a new bike? ...

Are you asking us to talk you out of a new bike? Wrong forum for that...
12-11-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,806
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Rear to trash, front to back, new tire on front. ...

Rear to trash, front to back, new tire on front.

With losing front tire traction leading to low side crashes, you want the freshest rubber in front to minimize the risk of punctures and blow outs.
12-09-20, 01:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,340
Posted By Darth Lefty

Once you finish up the terms you’ll have to do...

Once you finish up the terms you’ll have to do the conditions
12-06-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,231
Posted By cb400bill

Have fun.

Have fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,167
Posted By tomato coupe

If you yell loud enough, you can scare the hole,...

If you yell loud enough, you can scare the hole, and it will run away before the group gets to it.
Forum: Commuting
11-14-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,863
Posted By noglider

All the advice here is good. I'll be 60 in a...

All the advice here is good. I'll be 60 in a couple of months. I would stress nutrition. I don't know how much it will make in your athletic performance and recovery but it's a good time to build...
11-09-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,440
Posted By Merrimac

Age 74, I learned to love cycling by doing these...

Age 74, I learned to love cycling by doing these things:

Replace my 35-pound bike with a light-weight one. I have two with aluminum frames, a 19-pound road bike, and a 25-pound gravel bike that I...
10-31-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,485
Posted By billnuke1

Ummm...you mentioned bikes...oh, yeah,...

Ummm...you mentioned bikes...oh, yeah, congratulations! She seems nice...
10-31-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By Koyote

If your current attempt (with the tube in the...

If your current attempt (with the tube in the tire, helping beads to seat) doesn't work, I've got only one idea: with just the tire (no tube), put the valve core back in, and use a 16g CO2 cartridge...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 01:06 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 18,545
Posted By Amt0571

SRAM mechanical derailleurs labeled "Yaw" don't...

SRAM mechanical derailleurs labeled "Yaw" don't need trimming when properly set-up.

IMHO, electronic shifting is something the industry invented to keep selling bikes when it ran out of ideas. I...
10-06-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,709
Posted By Germany_chris

tree fiddy

tree fiddy
10-05-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,662
Posted By dedhed

Plenty of garage queens out there from "I'll try...

Plenty of garage queens out there from "I'll try biking" people.
10-05-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,662
Posted By dedhed

Good Luck with that. I have yet to sell or buy...

Good Luck with that.
I have yet to sell or buy a bike with an original sales receipt. Heck I couldn't find the receipt if I wanted to on the bikes I have bought new and still own.
09-16-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By aggiegrads

Your measurement logic is sound. You should be...

Your measurement logic is sound. You should be good to within a millimeter or two. It isn’t the end of the world if the nipples don’t match; you will be the only one who ever knows.

It is more...
09-14-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 8,812
Posted By indyfabz

Because this, to name a few reasons. Id school...

Because this, to name a few reasons. Id school the OP more if I had access to my home computer, but Im on tour.

BTW...Splendid job by the OP getting some of you to argue with each other. That...
09-14-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,216
Posted By Koyote

To be blunt, it sounds like you bought the wrong...

To be blunt, it sounds like you bought the wrong bike.
09-13-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 8,812
Posted By noglider

Here in upstate New York, gravel roads are even...

Here in upstate New York, gravel roads are even more peaceful than paved roads. They are in very scenic areas, and you scarcely see anyone. It's not more dangerous than road riding at all. Going...
09-12-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 8,812
Posted By tomato coupe

I didn't buy a gravel bike to ride slowly on a...

I didn't buy a gravel bike to ride slowly on a dirt road for a few miles. On my last outing, I covered 123 miles and topped out at 44 mph.
09-12-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 929
Posted By ThermionicScott

I like "tubeful" -- it sounds positive and...

I like "tubeful" -- it sounds positive and optimistic, something we need these days. :D
09-11-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,374
Posted By Shimagnolo

Cassette is toast. I've worn out plenty of...

Cassette is toast.
I've worn out plenty of cassettes, and none of them was visibly worn out.
I've only had sharkfinning on chainrings.
09-08-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,781
Posted By Papa Tom

...and she doesn't even look up from her phone to...

...and she doesn't even look up from her phone to check you out. :(
09-08-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,781
Posted By Shamrock

You know you are getting old

When a twenty year old passes on roller blades and you thought you were moving at a good clip.
Forum: Touring
09-03-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,905
Posted By Miele Man

37 pounds of gear is what my average...

37 pounds of gear is what my average logging/mining road road completely self-support trips in Norther Ontario, Canada uses. that includes my food, cooking gear, stove, two fuel bottles of white gas,...
08-25-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,923
Posted By Darth Lefty

It just looks odd. Definitely too high but also...

It just looks odd. Definitely too high but also maybe too small for her. Shes reaching down. Your frame measurements of the bike may be off. This bikes serial number should have the size in it,...
08-18-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,620
Posted By GAtkins

Always. I wear my Rx sunglasses. The other...

Always. I wear my Rx sunglasses.

The other OCD thing I do is lower my head as a dumptruck, work trailer, or something similar is approaching from the other direction. Don't want to get hit in...
08-17-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,287
Posted By rydabent

One point mentioned here is that who ever is...

One point mentioned here is that who ever is behind you has to be paying attention.

Then forget the car centric hand signals. If turning left turn put your left arm out straight, and for a right...
08-11-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,060
Posted By cb400bill

Why waste time and money? Buy the bike that you...

Why waste time and money? Buy the bike that you want.
07-29-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,402
Posted By jimmyodonnell

Practice it at home once or twice to get some...

Practice it at home once or twice to get some comfort with it.
Yes you will spend a can or two of CO2 practicing but it could be very helpful.
You can also then check pressure with a gauge after a...
07-23-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,612
Posted By njkayaker

The above advice but also get your weight off the...

The above advice but also get your weight off the seat (if you are coasting).

With your weight off the seat, your legs will be able to quickly act as shock absorbers.

You'll be able to...
07-23-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By Miele Man

You might want to put it in Regional Rides or in...

You might want to put it in Regional Rides or in the Touring forum.

Cheers
07-20-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,387
Posted By aggiegrads

I have found OSM to be the best layer to double...

I have found OSM to be the best layer to double check routes, because they are the easiest for users to edit. Better yet, join OSM and mark those bad connectors so others don’t end up in the same...
06-10-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 18,393
Posted By billridesbikes

Anyone pulling a 5th wheel or boat. You think...

Anyone pulling a 5th wheel or boat. You think they’re past you, then suddenly a whole lot more is happening...
01-16-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,184
Posted By livedarklions

Sorry, my ability to get the joke doesn't click...

Sorry, my ability to get the joke doesn't click in until 10:15 a.m.

Tempting as it is to play into the troll thread theme, I won't try blaming you for my brain fart.
01-16-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,184
Posted By wgscott

It is challenging to convey sarcasm with only 256...

It is challenging to convey sarcasm with only 256 ascii characters.
11-03-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,940
Posted By srode1

Put dish soap in water and spread around on the...

Put dish soap in water and spread around on the tire and rim, where it starts to suds will let you know where it's leaking. If it's coming out the spoke holes it's the rim tape probably. Could be...
Forum: Foo
10-30-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,839
Posted By DrIsotope

The answer is simple: many people live inside...

The answer is simple: many people live inside their own universe, a bubble in which other people do not exist. It's not so much that they're being inconsiderate as they don't even recognize that you...
10-27-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,379
Posted By SalsaShark

If you truly want to get stronger at riding...

If you truly want to get stronger at riding hills, you need to ride plenty of them....seek them out, and punish yourself trying to push faster than your body feels comfortable. When your legs and...
10-13-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,994
Posted By ThermionicScott

Pee on it yourself to reclaim it.

Pee on it yourself to reclaim it.
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