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07-15-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 649
Posted By seypat

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

There's lots of castle/scenery porn to look at.
07-12-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 915
Posted By chaadster

Iím not talking about that, Iím talking about how...

Iím not talking about that, Iím talking about how in the OP you said the hub was ďabsolutely rusted awayĒ and the only solution for a quick fix was wheel replacement. Now youíre saying that the shop...
07-09-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,418
Posted By canklecat

Gotta admit, Eddy hasn't lost his charming...

Gotta admit, Eddy hasn't lost his charming youthful arrogance. :roflmao2:

To be serious tho', I don't read too much into Eddy's tone, even if it does seem a bit ungracious. He's older, probably...
07-06-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,993
Posted By Russ Roth

You should never confuse stout with sturdy, stout...

You should never confuse stout with sturdy, stout just means its heavy. I've never been lighter then 240lbs after putting on my freshmen 15 plus some extra and have had plenty of sub 18lb bikes that...
07-06-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By 70sSanO

I find these perfectly normal to twitchy...

I find these perfectly normal to twitchy assessments a bit odd.

I know that changing the bar location can impact the weighting and balance.

But it does nothing when riding with no hands.

In...
06-25-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 484
Posted By Iride01

Oh... well go ahead, be as snarky as you want...

Oh... well go ahead, be as snarky as you want then!

I've often wondered what I'd do about cycling if I were to start sailing the Caribbean and up the East Coast again for the extended times being...
06-22-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 484
Posted By Russ Roth

Actually what you did was shoot down his very...

Actually what you did was shoot down his very valid opinion with a lot of personal nonsense.
OP, when it comes to 27", all the sizes will fit just don't ever buy anything advertised as 27.5 which is...
06-22-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 484
Posted By ClydeClydeson

27x1-1/4" wide tires will fit and, in my opinion,...

27x1-1/4" wide tires will fit and, in my opinion, are a better tire size for general riding. Just a wee bit fatter tire allows more comfort and control over rough roads or surfaces.

27x1-1/4" is...
06-14-21, 02:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,141
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think high flange hubs are classy!!! ...

I think high flange hubs are classy!!!

https://live.staticflickr.com/4690/24576607767_b01e0c773f_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DrKxfF)IMG_0079 (https://flic.kr/p/DrKxfF) by Dave The Golden Boy...
06-12-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,918
Posted By Rolla

I guess some of this depends on what one means by...

I guess some of this depends on what one means by a "club" ride. An open-to-the-public, anyone-can-come ride should definitely accommodate those who can't keep up by waiting or sweeping. But if it's...
06-06-21, 04:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,237
Posted By fishboat

I don't think "just riding for fitness" or any...

I don't think "just riding for fitness" or any other type of riding has much to do with recreational tire selection. Grab yourself a real slug of the tire with poor rolling resistance and it feels...
06-05-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,702
Posted By sdn40

What makes C & V great is the people, not the...

What makes C & V great is the people, not the title of the sub-forum.
Very accepting group who allow all ideas, regardless of title. Not sure why you would mess with that
People ask their...
06-05-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,702
Posted By icemilkcoffee

That is the crux of the problem. There arenít...

That is the crux of the problem. There arenít enough people interested in this new sub-forum. It will be a dead forum. And there are enough dead or near-dead sub forums around here already. C&V has...
06-05-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,702
Posted By mechanicmatt

Did it need movement of any thread at all started...

Did it need movement of any thread at all started here? Were these bikes underappreciated, or the parts were? I've been commenting on here for quite some time as well and some of my bikes get ignored...
06-04-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,702
Posted By non-fixie

While I appreciate the proactive stance and the...

While I appreciate the proactive stance and the effort of the mods, this move might have been a little premature, IMO. What unites us in this community is not so much the exact age of bikes or parts,...
06-01-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,947
Posted By chaadster

Damn, FelixScout ! You just got done by Huffys...

Damn, FelixScout ! You just got done by Huffys out of a JC Penny catalog!! Hahaha!! That suuuuuuuuucks!
06-01-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,209
Posted By Charliekeet

I'm with ya. I care deeply, you know? But,...

I'm with ya. I care deeply, you know? But, eventually I'm predisposed to decide that nothing will change, roll my eyes, and move on. :D
06-01-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,209
Posted By DocJames

shots fired!

shots fired!
05-31-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,209
Posted By Gresp15C

Another conspiracy theory is that the ten speed...

Another conspiracy theory is that the ten speed kept a generation of American cyclists from becoming cyclists.
05-27-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,209
Posted By johnnyace

A lot of broad generalizations here. I'm also a...

A lot of broad generalizations here. I'm also a Gen-Xer (although I hate the label, thanks Douglas Copeland!), and didn't own a Stingray. My first 'real' bike was a 'ten-speed.' I did go and watch...
05-26-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,296
Posted By tomato coupe

The purpose of organized sports in high school is...

The purpose of organized sports in high school is to keep all those kids off your lawn.
05-25-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,221
Posted By ksryder

As someone who was in a field artillery unit,...

As someone who was in a field artillery unit, believe me when I say we didn't sweat it there, either :lol:

I'm kidding mostly. Also your point is valid, cycling-based GPS options are generally in...
05-19-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 167,883
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

A 1987 Cannondale "Competition ST", I got it off...

A 1987 Cannondale "Competition ST", I got it off eBay back in 2016, if I remember correctly it was from Bedford PA (which caught my eye). I believe the paint to be a custom order,...
05-18-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 7,483
Posted By indyfabz

Heh. I was just thinking yesterday that we...

Heh. I was just thinking yesterday that we havenít had a countersteering thread in a while.
05-16-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 8,885
Posted By livedarklions

I'm going to disagree with you a bit here,...

I'm going to disagree with you a bit here, bicycling can and often is resistance training, and the degree to which it is is largely in control of the rider. There's wind, there's hills, there's...
05-15-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 8,885
Posted By Trakhak

I just finished a 4 1/2-hour ride on my 19-pound...

I just finished a 4 1/2-hour ride on my 19-pound track bike (48/18 gearing) in Baltimore County and Carroll County (very hilly terrain). I'm thoroughly wiped out. Last month, I did the same ride on...
05-14-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,560
Posted By canklecat

I ride, run and walk, a lot. Everywhere. There's...

I ride, run and walk, a lot. Everywhere. There's usually a good reason why pedestrians do what they do. It's not always clueless selfishness. Sometimes it's survival.

I usually jog on the...
05-14-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,036
Posted By Bmach

Try stretching after you ride.

Try stretching after you ride.
05-14-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,560
Posted By bikecrate

This falls in the category "minor annoying...

This falls in the category "minor annoying things" also known as "that's bike riding". Most runners are nice enough here to move out of the bike lane if they see me coming. I have no problem moving...
05-13-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,560
Posted By fredlord

Some drivers might feel the same way when they...

Some drivers might feel the same way when they have to manouevre around some cyclists using the road when a bike path is available. The runners may/may not have good reasons for doing what they're...
05-11-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 8,885
Posted By livedarklions

Not what he said. "Faster or further" . I...

Not what he said. "Faster or further" .

I can't believe that after this whole thread, you're still sticking with that nonsense.

You show us any evidence that people who ride lighter bikes...
05-11-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,411
Posted By livedarklions

Huge stretch--how do we know someone doesn't see...

Huge stretch--how do we know someone doesn't see an accomplishment in pushing the heavy bike as fast as it will go? Maybe they're a high speed achiever who can't afford a lighter bike.

Besides,...
05-06-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 705
Posted By Catnap

Man, looking at Kabukis is a stark reminder that...

Man, looking at Kabukis is a stark reminder that outside of the Grant Petersen-era Bridgestone USA, Bridgestone saved all of their actually cool bikes for the Japanese market.
05-05-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By JWK

Thanks! He got everything working and one...

Thanks! He got everything working and one re-threaded. Now he's griping because it's too much work. OMG...:notamused:
05-05-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,979
Posted By ClydeClydeson

MrCoffee Litespeeds are beautiful but I have seen...

MrCoffee Litespeeds are beautiful but I have seen about half as many broken as I have seen on the road. I suspect many were made to emphasize light weight rather than robustness. Perhaps many people...
05-03-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,979
Posted By Retro Grouch

The more confidentally someone answers this...

The more confidentally someone answers this question, the less confidence I'd have in their answer.
04-27-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,166
Posted By Iride01

If that were an issue, then we'd have been...

If that were an issue, then we'd have been hearing about BB shells breaking and there'd be all sorts of mystical magical thoughts on the subject.

Since there aren't, lets not start any. <grin>
...
04-26-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,948
Posted By njkayaker

Not everybody has noisy hubs. They aren't as loud...

Not everybody has noisy hubs. They aren't as loud to other people as you think they are. And the typical MUP walker is not likely to know what that means.

Nothing is perfect.**

Bells are...
04-24-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 814
Posted By BlazingPedals

Kinda like getting a 5-key keyboard so you don't...

Kinda like getting a 5-key keyboard so you don't have to type with both hands? I suppose you could have a dual-cable lever for brakes and an IGH for all of your gears. Not that big a deal for most of...
04-21-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By cxwrench

It surprises me that you 2 actually thought about...

It surprises me that you 2 actually thought about the OP's question, then posted these answers. The item in question is a bolt-on cross bar added for strength. Lots of downhilly guys used them in...
04-21-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By veganbikes

Wow people missed out on the 90s. It is a bar to...

Wow people missed out on the 90s. It is a bar to stiffen up the front end. Back when we rode on 25.4 bars they tended to be a bit flexy and so it was a way to make things stiffer and maybe a touch...
04-05-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,025
Posted By psychoanalyst

FYI for others with the same question: I ended...

FYI for others with the same question: I ended up purchasing the trailer and it's one heck of a bike trailer! Totally recommend it.

But in addition to use a bike trailer, if you want to use it...
03-27-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,323
Posted By But its me

These are what I went with from Zenni...

These are what I went with from Zenni (https://www.zennioptical.com/p/sport-eyeglass-frames/7431?skuId=743121):
...
03-27-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,138
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I carry a stubby 15mm wrench on one of my bikes,...

I carry a stubby 15mm wrench on one of my bikes, but not for the pedals (never had one come loose in the last 50 years!). It is for removing axle nuts so that I can fix a flat.
03-22-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 752
Posted By burnthesheep

The way BF rolls it with tires, if it isn't a...

The way BF rolls it with tires, if it isn't a Rene Hearse tire.......you might as well pack up the forum topic and go home as you won't get anywhere. :lol:
03-21-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,974
Posted By Koyote

As far as intelligence goes, the evidence does...

As far as intelligence goes, the evidence does not support your assertion. Source...
03-05-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,014
Posted By mstateglfr

Love the lugs and fork crown on the mb1. Crazy...

Love the lugs and fork crown on the mb1. Crazy to think lugs were still spec'd at that point in the game. Grant is gonna Grant, and a sweet looking bike will be the end result.
02-27-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 950
Posted By HTupolev

With a typical unclutched rear derailleur, the...

With a typical unclutched rear derailleur, the pulley cage uses a simple sprung pivot to tension the chain. This is fine for smooth roads and stuff, but when you're riding on chunky surfaces or doing...
02-03-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,675
Posted By tyrion

Are there matching shorts?

Are there matching shorts?
01-04-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,772
Posted By JonnyHK

There is no need to do it, but some folks do it...

There is no need to do it, but some folks do it out of habit. Rolling wrists on an ergo machine is difficult as you are fighting the handle design. A little bit of raising or lowering of the handle...
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