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10-14-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 482
Posted By GlennR

Favorite whine: "Damn it's raining again. I...

Favorite whine:

"Damn it's raining again. I don't want to ride in the rain and I hate getting wet".
10-11-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 506
Posted By Maelochs

How much does your chain lube weigh?

How much does your chain lube weigh?
10-11-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 506
Posted By Maelochs

Bunch of stuff ..... different sizes, different...

Bunch of stuff ..... different sizes, different weights. Different builds, different weights. Each manufacturer would have to weigh and publish the weight of every possible combination .... and as...
10-07-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,692
Posted By indyfabz

That is outieist. Reported!

That is outieist.

Reported!
10-06-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 674
Posted By Iride01

I pretty much completely agree. However if...

I pretty much completely agree.

However if the GF doesn't really want to ride in the style of cycling the OP enjoys, then it'll be harder or maybe impossible getting her to have any desire to...
10-06-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 674
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

This isn't a bike problem, it's a mental issue....

This isn't a bike problem, it's a mental issue. Yes, there are crank forward bikes (google), which allow what your GF wants. They are OK for short trips on the flat, but not too much more IMO. She...
10-03-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 674
Posted By Clem von Jones

There's no such a thing as a bike where you can...

There's no such a thing as a bike where you can keep sitting and reach the ground with your foot. You have to get off the saddle and stand when you come to a stop. That's how cycling is. Maybe toy...
09-26-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 510
Posted By ThermionicScott

Or at the very least, OP is not qualified to...

Or at the very least, OP is not qualified to maintain his bikes and should take them to a shop instead.
Forum: Foo
09-21-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 828
Posted By StupidlyBrave

Their own private Idaho

Their own private Idaho
09-15-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,702
Posted By unterhausen

I saw some hybrids on PBP in 2011. That's a 4 day...

I saw some hybrids on PBP in 2011. That's a 4 day 750 mile ride. OTOH, if I caught them, they were in trouble :)

I don't remember seeing any in 2019. But maybe they were just overshadowed by the...
09-14-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 6,090
Posted By Retro Grouch

Some people are able to ride with a light heart,...

Some people are able to ride with a light heart, some ride burdened with worry, anxiety and an ever increasing load of tools and spare parts.

Some of my happiest bicycling memories date from the...
09-13-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,243
Posted By thinktubes

I like black sidewalls because they make my tires...

I like black sidewalls because they make my tires look thinner.
Forum: Foo
09-09-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 726
Posted By argulator

I'm retired, need something to do besides riding...

I'm retired, need something to do besides riding and fishing anyway👍.
09-08-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,351
Posted By Maelochs

I never knew you were such a gifted writer. That...

I never knew you were such a gifted writer. That description is almost too perfect. All you left out was the three tiny dogs each on a 20-foot leash.
09-07-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,351
Posted By Maelochs

Also please note that almost every Adopted...

Also please note that almost every Adopted versions of UTC (something like 37 continental states) starts with the statement that a bicycle is a vehicle and has the same rights and responsibilities...
09-07-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 973
Posted By Bob Ross

Update for anyone following along w/ this saga: ...

Update for anyone following along w/ this saga:

Amazingly, after bringing my bike to the local Cannondale dealer and listening to his sob story about how crappy parts availability has been...
09-07-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By trailangel

You are forbidden from working on bikes

You are forbidden from working on bikes
09-07-21, 02:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 716
Posted By unterhausen

I have had this problem and the usual solution is...

I have had this problem and the usual solution is to put Shimano brakes on the bike. I messed around with the Tektro front brake on my daughter's bike for the longest time, and there was no way to...
09-06-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By 70sSanO

Was it regular or diet Squirt? John

Was it regular or diet Squirt?

John
09-06-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By SurferRosa

HTFU, lower your quill stem, and cut your...

HTFU, lower your quill stem, and cut your non-aero brake housing enough to trim that bit of cable. :eek: :p :thumb:
09-06-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By adamrice

First of all, bookmark this page...

First of all, bookmark this page (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html) on the late Sheldon Brown's website. Learn it, love it, live it.

1. It looks like there's only one bead-seat...
08-27-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By Flatforkcrown

freewheel only. Also, only work with vucanized...

freewheel only. Also, only work with vucanized tires.
08-27-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By Iride01

Trim is needed because you have to push the chain...

Trim is needed because you have to push the chain up onto or off the front rings to get it to the next. Trim lets you put the cage a tad back from the amount it took to get the chain onto that ring...
08-26-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

ooofff!!! Talk about a third wheel!

ooofff!!! Talk about a third wheel!
08-26-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,670
Posted By Charliekeet

Maybe post pics of the bikes (plural) as they’re...

Maybe post pics of the bikes (plural) as they’re currently set up, and people could suggest changes or components that might make the drops more usable without ruining everything else.
08-26-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,487
Posted By tcs

No.

No.
08-25-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,117
Posted By gobicycling

Thank you, that is very nice. I was feeling a bit...

Thank you, that is very nice. I was feeling a bit low, and you boosted me. There is a Facebook group for bicyclists 80 years and older who do amazing things. I don't belong to that, as I am the...
08-24-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By alcjphil

You might want to check to see if your shift...

You might want to check to see if your shift cable is frayed inside the shifter. This can cause shifting problems and if you don't replace it before it breaks it can be very difficult to get the old...
Replies: 17
Views: 789
Posted By randyjawa

Speaking from experience, they are very nice...

Speaking from experience, they are very nice bicycles. If the price is acceptable, get it!
08-23-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,117
Posted By gobicycling

Teeny, Teeny, Tiny Tris

In my low 80's, one of my challenging activities is teeny, teeny, tiny tris. This is a 45 minute swim, about a 1.5 mile walk (can't run much any more), and a 10 mile ride, all in the same morning....
Forum: Touring
08-23-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,246
Posted By GhostRider62

An option is just to walk into the supermarket...

An option is just to walk into the supermarket with your bike. Look confident and just go about collecting up your stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,299
Posted By zandoval

Looks like you got your moneys worth out of that...

Looks like you got your moneys worth out of that Gator Skin. I carry around a cheap little patch kit that has an unopened 5 gram tube of vulcanizing cement. In that little box I also put in a razor...
08-19-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 906
Posted By unterhausen

They probably need to put up physical barriers. ...

They probably need to put up physical barriers. And putting a line down the middle would make it more clear that it's two-way.

Equality makes people mad if they previously were on top
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,058
Posted By Rdmonster69

I pretty much ride alone and my Trek is old and a...

I pretty much ride alone and my Trek is old and a tad beat up with various used Dura Ace generations. My calipers were NOS so there is that.

I have a mix of clothing that screams discount.... I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,058
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

In our group, the first guy to the top has a...

In our group, the first guy to the top has a 7-speed steel bike, gravel tires, full fenders, and a 20 liter canvas saddle bag. It would have been cheating for him to bring his carbon bike. To climb...
Forum: Foo
08-18-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,173
Posted By big john

My brother from another mother. Brotato chip. ...

My brother from another mother. Brotato chip.
Geico gym bro commercial - YouTube
08-17-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,317
Posted By GhostRider62

Can't get parts for an 11S etap failure. I...

Can't get parts for an 11S etap failure. I will wait for Shimano and never buy SRAM again.
08-12-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,281
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

“It’d be nice if you could pull me into town.” ...

“It’d be nice if you could pull me into town.”

-Kip
08-12-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 973
Posted By 2old

I'll join the group that agrees with CC.

I'll join the group that agrees with CC.
Forum: Commuting
08-10-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,666
Posted By Korina

On a property like you describe, I'm super polite...

On a property like you describe, I'm super polite and friendly, and ride slow. If the manager ever calls me on it (no one has yet), I would apologize profusely and walk my bike the rest of the way....
08-10-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 973
Posted By RoCou

I agree with ClydeClydeson . This has nothing to...

I agree with ClydeClydeson . This has nothing to do with fatigue (which happens below the plastic deformation limit). It's bent = you have gone beyond the plastic deformation limit of the material....
08-09-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,118
Posted By rydabent

Still no suggestions for the real answer for you....

Still no suggestions for the real answer for you. Move over to a recumbent bike or trike.

Standing by for all the hate mail.
08-07-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,478
Posted By veganbikes

https://www.disraeligears.co.uk/site/00_additional...

https://www.disraeligears.co.uk/site/00_additional_images/shimano_600_ex_gs_arabesque_derailleur_6210_additional_image_01.jpg
08-07-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By alcjphil

The problem here is that the OP doesn't actually...

The problem here is that the OP doesn't actually tell us what bicycle they are dealing with and where they bought it. If purchased from a bike shop, the OP can go back and ask that the shop correct...
08-06-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By univega.duder

Thank you everyone for all the thoughtful...

Thank you everyone for all the thoughtful replies! I especially enjoyed the bent kitchen fork image.

I've come to the conclusion that yes the fork is definitely bent. The front brake and front...
08-06-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By Bladeputr13

Thanks guys/gals! You're great.

Thanks guys/gals! You're great.
08-06-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By Charliekeet

The "eyelet" thing on the right side is not an...

The "eyelet" thing on the right side is not an eyelet - it's just a place to grab and turn what is a quick-open mechanism; swing up (like the position it's in now) and it enables you to loosen the...
08-06-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,059
Posted By T-Mar

Skate manufacture dates back well over a century...

Skate manufacture dates back well over a century and almost to the company's beginnings. The Canadian Cycle and Motor Company was established in 1899. As indicated by the company's proper name,...
08-06-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,091
Posted By Milton Keynes

Now I know what to do with my old smartphone with...

Now I know what to do with my old smartphone with the cracked screen.
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