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05-09-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 40,468
Posted By Doctorbeardo

I have had the same bike (giant iguana) since I...

I have had the same bike (giant iguana) since I was 14.

Now in my 30ís I bought 2 90s Treks in the past month.

Too cheap not to with the price of new bikes.

also, not sure if vintage is cool...
04-11-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By Pratt

Agree that the acronym DAPPER might be better; ...

Agree that the acronym DAPPER might be better; Direct, Accessible, Presentable, Practical, Equitable, Responsible.
Emphasizing that the planned project is achievable and not some pie-in-the-sky...
04-07-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By downtube42

I'm impressed with the quality of woom bikes....

I'm impressed with the quality of woom bikes. I've bought two for my grandsons. Either the 3 or 4 based on your description.

https://us.woombikes.com/products/4
03-27-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By NRissy

Was talking to a friend who said he had a couple...

Was talking to a friend who said he had a couple of bikes in his shed from his grandkids (they are now in college) and I could pick one. Here is what my son now has:
...
12-23-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 23,193
Posted By gearbasher

Here are probably two of the cheapest watches...

Here are probably two of the cheapest watches ever made.
The Timex on the right was given to me by my mom when I was in 2nd or 3rd grade. That was back in '68-'69. It still has the original band and...
12-18-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 23,193
Posted By Bogester

A couple old vintage military watches and one of...

A couple old vintage military watches and one of my current wearers (Stowa flieger) ...
12-12-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 23,193
Posted By Flatforkcrown

$12 Facebook find. Started right up and +\- 30...

$12 Facebook find. Started right up and +\- 30 sec in 24 hours....
11-27-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,931
Posted By PugRider

Hey, at least you're still riding something. ...

Hey, at least you're still riding something.

And you still have all the Modern Lovers tracks...
11-24-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,931
Posted By Russ Roth

Buy lights and go for night rides, get up early...

Buy lights and go for night rides, get up early enough to sneak a ride in and have a real flexible work schedule. If you can get all three in you can work around the kid till their old enough to...
11-24-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,931
Posted By daka

When I was at that point in the child-raising...

When I was at that point in the child-raising progression my manager at the time, very wise in many things, told me "it really does get easier once they turn 40".
11-24-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,931
Posted By iab

Children are barnacles until age 5/6 when they...

Children are barnacles until age 5/6 when they start separating from you. imo, age 8-10 is the sweet spot, they aren't barnacles, but they come, hug you and say I love you. But they keep separating...
11-07-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,744
Posted By livedarklions

Honestly, I don't think anyone reads these books...

Honestly, I don't think anyone reads these books to learn to ride safely. Experienced riders read them to see whether or not the author agrees with them.

I think this whole "intensive cyclist ed"...
11-07-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,573
Posted By TCollen

Just make certain the trailer is sturdy enough so...

Just make certain the trailer is sturdy enough so parent and child can switch duties.

...
10-16-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,770
Posted By merziac

Well, not doubting your program but something odd...

Well, not doubting your program but something odd going on here, if you've broken 3 bikes. I would bet less than 1% of the members, bikes, etc, whatever have had a frame failure.

Many things are...
10-03-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By cdoud

Done!

Took me a while to source parts but with the amazing help of you folks on the forum it has finally come together. My friend was thrilled to get her grandmother's bike back on the road. Just...
10-02-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,468
Posted By nlerner

My 1949 Raleigh Clubman: ...

My 1949 Raleigh Clubman:
https://live.staticflickr.com/5596/29995253870_bbf44748aa_b.jpg

I actually have it set up with upright bars mostly and switched back after the ride this pic came from. It...
09-10-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,509
Posted By msu2001la

Thank you both for the responses. I'm in...

Thank you both for the responses.

I'm in Chicago - will definitely check out Four Star and you are correct, I have not test rode any of these yet. Four Star's website is awesome and they look to...
09-09-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,509
Posted By SirLeaflock

I have a Surly Big Dummy that I carry up to 3...

I have a Surly Big Dummy that I carry up to 3 kids on, or recently 2 kayaks. I've been meaning to log in for a while now to answer you and suggest looking at a Bullitt. I've gotten the impression the...
09-04-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 23,193
Posted By miamijim

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x1280/thumbnail_img_7581_e685ee37787ed81d80cb80579bafc7d776caa7da.jpg...
08-15-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 815
Posted By mstateglfr

All my lights are rechargeable. All last way...

All my lights are rechargeable. All last way longer than any 1 single ride I do, so there is 0 concern about running out of light.
And I don't feel like charging after each ride, so all my lights...
08-15-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 815
Posted By iab

My lights have an indicator when low. My...

My lights have an indicator when low. My old-timey stuff that used batteries tended not to have an indicator.

Either way, I can't imagine ever replacing batteries instead of just using a plug. ...
08-14-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,113
Posted By Dewey101

WeeHoo freewheel failure

I bought a used WeeHoo Venture model trailer cycle a few years ago that my 6yo loves to ride, in the last 2 weeks it began making a loud rubbing sound on every wheel revolution, and there was a good...
08-10-21, 01:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,420
Posted By jccaclimber

I see three options. The first is to learn to...

I see three options.
The first is to learn to shift really well on an uphill. In short you have to stop applying load, but keep the pedals turning, as the chain transitions. I describe it as...
08-07-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,081
Posted By SurferRosa

Prefer gardening https://youtu.be/KfpgFn471_0 ...

Prefer gardening
https://youtu.be/KfpgFn471_0
.
08-07-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,081
Posted By kroozer

I never ride on highways at night if I can help...

I never ride on highways at night if I can help it, but it's my favorite time for urban riding: quiet, low traffic, cool, no blazing sun.
08-07-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,081
Posted By steelbikeguy

I do enjoy a night ride... that's one aspect of...

I do enjoy a night ride... that's one aspect of my bike commute that I miss ... but being retired is still preferable. :)

The dusk or sunset hours are my favorite aspect of night riding. ...
08-07-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,081
Posted By robertj298

Anyone else like riding at night?

There are several reasons I like riding at night I live in a very small town surrounded
by farm land. The reasons are pretty simple, peace and quiet, usually cooler, usually
calm and next to no...
08-06-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,714
Posted By smontanaro

I have a set on a Motobecane Grand Touring mixte...

I have a set on a Motobecane Grand Touring mixte we use as a loaner for our AirBnB guests. Ellen also rides it on occasion. No complaints that I've heard of.
...
Forum: Touring
08-01-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,369
Posted By Patty Up North

Btw, every church in Danmark has watertaps...

Btw, every church in Danmark has watertaps outsite, for watering flowers. Its good for drinking, and my main source of water when touring in Danmark.
07-22-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,790
Posted By Beurt

First real trip on the tandem - Loire Valley

Our plan when we bought the bike was to use it on short trips once it would be mechanically sound and I'm glad to say we did it!
One week ago 3 sunny days and 160km total in the Loire Valley...
07-21-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By scarlson

Yes, chains are getting shorter... ...

Yes, chains are getting shorter...

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07-12-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,291
Posted By ThermionicScott

If the rim isn't worn or cracked and the hub...

If the rim isn't worn or cracked and the hub still turns smoothly, the wheel could be rebuilt with new spokes. With good stress-relieving, it ought to have a long life ahead of it. :thumb:
07-02-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,142
Posted By iab

And this isn't in A&S because ....

And this isn't in A&S because ....
06-15-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,168
Posted By nlerner

As gugie noted, I started in Boston: ...

As gugie noted, I started in Boston:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x958/1e3090a2_ff42_4a2b_af75_8cf2c10c5588_134b62553271f821376111b342b7446d97e432b7.jpeg

I took the...
06-14-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 824
Posted By C9H13N

Go on your local Craigslist and sort by price,...

Go on your local Craigslist and sort by price, lowest to highest.

There were dozens of companies in the 1970s who made bikes fitting your criteria. Looking for something specific, at your price...
06-14-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 824
Posted By Whit51

A Schwinn World Sport is one possibility.

A Schwinn World Sport is one possibility.
06-06-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,477
Posted By cudak888

No brifters: 1948 (or older) Humber Cob Tourist X joins the stables

Well, not exactly yet, as it just got picked up by dmark for me (thank you!) from the seller in New Jersey. Bike is currently with him; these are his pics:
...
06-05-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,744
Posted By veganbikes

Having ridden it and a bunch of other front...

Having ridden it and a bunch of other front loaders, I can say I didn't care for it. The cable actuated steering is quite sloppy and doesn't feel great. Yes a Riese and MŁller Load is expensive but...
05-27-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,882
Posted By cudak888

I'm delighted to see I'm not the only one who...

I'm delighted to see I'm not the only one who finds the US flat bar hybrids (the leisure hybrids, not other interpretations) uncomfortable, squirrely-handling bastardizations.

I still maintain...
05-24-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,882
Posted By ShannonM

From my chair, the early 1990s 700c hybrids were...

From my chair, the early 1990s 700c hybrids were as good as this kind of bike ever got. Well-made, well-designed frames, often that manufacturer's touring frame. Solid-but-not-great parts. 700c...
05-24-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,882
Posted By Doug Fattic

I'm going to get on my soap box and say that if...

I'm going to get on my soap box and say that if you are going to get some leisure riding bikes, the typical American hybrid with almost straight handlebars is not your best choice. It is what people...
05-19-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 520,502
Posted By kellichou

Metrofiets with kid seat

Installed a fancy Maxi-Cosi carseat using the LATCH system (used stainless steel bolts, each rated to 220 lb/100 kg). My 5 year old loves it! ...
05-19-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,436
Posted By gugie

Great thread. Any and all ideas posted here are...

Great thread. Any and all ideas posted here are happily considered.

Another idea is to ride with someone new. Do a ride that they like and vice versa. Showing a new person one of your worn, but...
05-19-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,436
Posted By nlerner

Or, even better, if possible, take your bike on...

Or, even better, if possible, take your bike on the commuter train and start from somewhere down or up the line.
05-19-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,436
Posted By bear_a_bug

Just do what I'm doing this Summer: When you've...

Just do what I'm doing this Summer: When you've grown tired of riding the same routes day in and day out -- move to another city.

Portland, Oregon, here I come!

(ok ok, there may be other...
05-05-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,231
Posted By nlerner

A couple of years ago I was younger than I am now.

A couple of years ago I was younger than I am now.
05-01-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 985
Posted By cyccommute

Itís likely that you donít have enough space on...

Itís likely that you donít have enough space on top of the steer tube between the top of the stem and the top of the steer tube. You need about 3mm of gap there. If the gap is too small, the top cap...
04-27-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 520,502
Posted By kellichou

Metrofiets

Got a Metrofiets, I am totally obsessed. Although the Selle saddle is too wide, I want to change to a Terry or a Brooks saddle. Now I just need to mount a seat and seatbelt for my five year old, and...
04-23-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 11,909
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I wasnít pleased with my first effort, so hereís...

I wasnít pleased with my first effort, so hereís another.

...
04-22-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 11,909
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Most of my riding is out in the country, but I...

Most of my riding is out in the country, but I found this one. Beta Bridge at UVA.

...
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