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06-22-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,767
Posted By Leinster

They had to walk because they didnít know how to...

They had to walk because they didnít know how to do a hill-start in a stick shift.
06-20-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,458
Posted By Leinster

I had one near where I used to live in SoCal. On...

I had one near where I used to live in SoCal. On multiple occasions I got off the bike to check if my back tire was rubbing the frame of the brake pads or something. Nope. Just this weird stretch of...
06-20-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 322
Posted By Leinster

Yeah, weíre looking at ride-sharing with my...

Yeah, weíre looking at ride-sharing with my father in law and his old Ford Ranger now as an option, the question there is keeping the bikes stable in the bed of the truck. Complex combinations of...
06-19-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 322
Posted By Leinster

4+ bike rack for a Prius

Somebody stole our bike rack! (It may have accidentally been left on the side of the street while packing).

We have a road trip next weekend and want to bring 2 grownup bikes, 2 kids bikes, and we...
06-15-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By Leinster

700x30 road (but also some gravel) tires

I have a rim-brake road bike that has clearance for up to 30mm tires. What is a good, reasonably priced tire, that I can ride mostly on road but not be afraid of a hard-packed trail or two if I get...
06-14-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By Leinster

I would usually be cruising around while in town,...

I would usually be cruising around while in town, using it as a warm up to get properly moving once I'm out in the countryside, so for me, that wouldn't be like-for-like.

If I was to try and ride...
06-14-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,721
Posted By Leinster

well thereís your answer. Just ride the bike you...

well thereís your answer. Just ride the bike you have now, and then ride the new one when you get it.

The caveat I will add here is that a spare pair of wheels is never a bad thing to have around...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-22, 12:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By Leinster

I have a Miche 12-29 for all the ratio reasons...

I have a Miche 12-29 for all the ratio reasons you mention. No shifting issues.

I bought mine with a Shimano spline to fit my wheels, but it works great with my Athena 11 group.
06-11-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 629
Posted By Leinster

Check out ďPath Less PedaledĒ on YouTube. Russ is...

Check out ďPath Less PedaledĒ on YouTube. Russ is always looking for lower gears.

https://youtu.be/a7QKVu0ZbTo
06-08-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,767
Posted By Leinster

By all means, get a gravel bike with discs. I...

By all means, get a gravel bike with discs. I wouldnít steer you any other way. My hardtail and my cargo bike both have disc brakes.

But donít feel obligated to offload any rim brake road bikes,...
06-08-22, 12:29 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,767
Posted By Leinster

Prices on rim brake parts are coming down on eBay...

Prices on rim brake parts are coming down on eBay etc. And your rim brakes will still stop your bike as well as they ever have. No need to change.
06-03-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,996
Posted By Leinster

There's got to be room for both on the ROW. The...

There's got to be room for both on the ROW. The Skunk Train's not exactly the TGV, and they have pedal-train rides on their website too.
06-03-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By Leinster

BikesnobNYC had a post the other day about how...

BikesnobNYC had a post the other day about how the New Yorker has had a bit of a change of heart about cyclists. The article in his first post is very good.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 995
Posted By Leinster

As said above, road bike with 3-hole shoes, +...

As said above, road bike with 3-hole shoes, + off-road/grave/commuter bike with 2-hole shoes, plus a pair of runners that you sometimes use on bike rides.



When you get back from a rain ride,...
04-28-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,199
Posted By Leinster

...is the end of the story, IMO.

...is the end of the story, IMO.
04-27-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,961
Posted By Leinster

I believe AmEx has high vendor charges. I had a...

I believe AmEx has high vendor charges. I had a company AmEx for expenses on the road in a past job, and got turned away from more than one lunch spot. Usually a small business.

I write the rent...
04-27-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By Leinster

JFK Drive

I posted this in a thread in General, but it might be worth its own thread here.

San Francisco voted last night to make JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park car-free on a permanent basis.
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04-27-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,532
Posted By Leinster

Maybe this is a good thread to discuss it, or...

Maybe this is a good thread to discuss it, or maybe it should get a new thread, but San Francisco voted last night to make JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park car-free on a permanent basis.
...
04-27-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,532
Posted By Leinster

I think you're discussing a socio-economic issue...

I think you're discussing a socio-economic issue here that is outwith the scope of this thread...
04-27-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,532
Posted By Leinster

The Dutch make 10 times as many trips by bike as...

The Dutch make 10 times as many trips by bike as Americans do, though, so that more than covers the difference in cyclist death rates.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By Leinster

I can't speak to that re the crankset, mine is a...

I can't speak to that re the crankset, mine is a Centaur because it was the only silver compact Campag crank+BB I could find on the 'Bay for under $300.
04-27-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,532
Posted By Leinster

This is the thing. Nobody should feel unsafe...

This is the thing. Nobody should feel unsafe getting around in a city by ANY form of transportation. Nobody should be afraid for their childrens' safety in any city. Cities should be for everybody.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-22, 12:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By Leinster

I'm running Athena 11, 50-34/12-29. It works...

I'm running Athena 11, 50-34/12-29. It works great. That gearing was offered as a standard option with 11 spd groupsets for at least the last generation of Athena.
04-27-22, 12:41 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,532
Posted By Leinster

Nobody wants to transform the USA into the...

Nobody wants to transform the USA into the Netherlands, but carrying on with the existing car-dependent infrastructure in cities and suburbs is a terrible model economically, socially, health-wise,...
04-27-22, 12:06 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,532
Posted By Leinster

I can not-infrequently (but not frequently enough...

I can not-infrequently (but not frequently enough for my preference) be seen riding my Yuba Mundo with 3 kids on the back around my small rural Northern California city. I think I'm about the only...
04-26-22, 11:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 890
Posted By Leinster

My experience of 395 is farther north, between...

My experience of 395 is farther north, between Reno and Southern Oregon, and about 10 years out of date, but generally, I found that outside of an hour's drive from Reno the traffic was light, the...
04-26-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 57,909
Posted By Leinster

Not necessary. More comfortable, especially...

Not necessary.

More comfortable, especially on longer rides, or when trying to go as fast as possible.
04-26-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,143
Posted By Leinster

I only recently found out, after living here more...

I only recently found out, after living here more than 10 years now, that it is legal in my city to ride on the sidewalk. They've even chosen to include portions of sidewalk as parts of the ongoing...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,688
Posted By Leinster

daytime riding without lights is not a dangerous...

daytime riding without lights is not a dangerous practice. Yes there are data showing that daytime lights improve visibility, but that doesnít render unlit cyclists invisible. If it was a major...
03-29-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Leinster

Cool! I did something similar for my now-6...

Cool!

I did something similar for my now-6 year old, but I just left the coaster brake on there (his twin sister got a pretty-much stock Frozen bike; I wasn't going to mess with it). Where did you...
03-23-22, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By Leinster

I think both might be tricky with no transport,...

I think both might be tricky with no transport, but of the 2 I'd definitely work on making sure I could see the Arenberg stage. Wallers, 7km from the finish, appears to have a train station.

By...
03-12-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,319
Posted By Leinster

I didnít know any younger/poorer cyclists than me...

I didnít know any younger/poorer cyclists than me who were likely to want/need/know how to install my Mirage 8-spd shifters, so I sold them for $75 on eBay, put them in an Amazon box, slapped on a...
03-06-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,535
Posted By Leinster

So Garmin awarded me a badge for my ride this...

So Garmin awarded me a badge for my ride this morning. Petaluma Phil musta seen his shadow or something.
...
03-03-22, 12:47 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 6,823
Posted By Leinster

When I started riding, "generic cycling clothing"...

When I started riding, "generic cycling clothing" meant black shorts, a PDM/Carrera/Z jersey from the LBS discount rack, and maybe a football jersey/cotton t-shirt as an undershirt. It was harder to...
03-03-22, 12:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,535
Posted By Leinster

I've been out for a few morning rides. It's...

I've been out for a few morning rides. It's colder than I'd like for the kit I own as a long-term NorCal resident, but it's not the worst.

I think the bit I most agree with the OP about is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,325
Posted By Leinster

I don't know for sure, my buddy Beeks was...

I don't know for sure, my buddy Beeks was supposed to bring me a crop report, and nobody's heard from him since New Years.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-22, 11:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,325
Posted By Leinster

Frozen concentrated orange juice.

Frozen concentrated orange juice.
01-23-22, 11:56 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,511
Posted By Leinster

You have the knowledge, skills and tools to make...

You have the knowledge, skills and tools to make those used bikes work. The average shopper buying a bike from a BigBox retailer has none of those things. At least if they buy from Walmart, they...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,481
Posted By Leinster

Iíll tell you when Iíve had enough!!!

Iíll tell you when Iíve had enough!!!
01-14-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,210
Posted By Leinster

Wave as often as possible. Never shaved. Never...

Wave as often as possible.
Never shaved. Never saw the need.
01-14-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,511
Posted By Leinster

I think the 500-mile goal is pretty specific,...

I think the 500-mile goal is pretty specific, measurable and realistic. And beyond that, what more do you expect them to do, create an industry standard out of whole cloth?
01-14-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,535
Posted By Leinster

No. You donít.

No. You donít.
01-14-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,511
Posted By Leinster

The thing is, the issues that are coming up on...

The thing is, the issues that are coming up on cheap Big Box bikes are probably happening at low speed, and are definitely happening at low price points. So no, a kid is not crashing off a $100 BSO...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10,389
Views: 3,123,375
Posted By Leinster

Any threadless headset thatís the right size,...

Any threadless headset thatís the right size, yes. I would measure the top tube and fork diameter and make sure if what youíre getting. But yes, a standard threadless will work.

I would say...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10,389
Views: 3,123,375
Posted By Leinster

Aheadset is a brand name, and they invented the...

Aheadset is a brand name, and they invented the threadless headset, like the one seen on your bike.
...
12-30-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,714
Posted By Leinster

This, 100%. Iíve been trying to source a...

This, 100%.

Iíve been trying to source a 42/26 for several months now, but with no luck. I think Iím likely to convert a MTB triple to get there.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,932
Posted By Leinster

some days here that also wonít take into account...

some days here that also wonít take into account a lot of climbing.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,932
Posted By Leinster

When I first got auto-pause on my Cateye Mity, it...

When I first got auto-pause on my Cateye Mity, it was a game changer. Losing 10ths off your average at every traffic light is a really frustrating part of any ride.


Overall average vs moving...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10,389
Views: 3,123,375
Posted By Leinster

If you prefer noisy hubs, upgrade the wheels is...

If you prefer noisy hubs, upgrade the wheels is probably the easiest (and funnest) answer. I prefer quieter wheels myself, but each to their own.

For alerting pedestrians, Iíd just get a bell....
12-27-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,524
Posted By Leinster

My Cycleops trainer wore through a couple...

My Cycleops trainer wore through a couple Gatorskins in my early days using it; I didnít keep an exact track, but I seemed to be getting less time/mileage out of a tire when using it on the trainer...
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