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05-24-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By gthomson

Getting old is tough

This old girl is starting to show her age with some superficial surface rust under the cables and near the seams as well as the paint is showing very fine cracks. Nothing too serious ( I hope) and...
05-23-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By Biker395

Davis Double Ride Report

Davis Double Ride Report

I’ve done quite a few doubles in California, but for some reason, never did the most popular of them all. The Davis Double. I had heard the route and support were great...
05-23-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By Retro Grouch

Fenders protect you from tire splatter. ...

Fenders protect you from tire splatter. Mudguards protect you from tyre splatter.
05-21-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 921
Posted By jethro00

""It wasn't an old Burley tandem, was it? My...

""It wasn't an old Burley tandem, was it? My folks bought one off ebay many years ago and the transaction went just fine. https://www.bikeforums.net/images/smilies/smile.gif"

No, it was a bright...
05-15-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 723
Posted By alcjphil

Most of the long time members here heaved a huge...

Most of the long time members here heaved a huge sigh of relief when this policy was instituted. For awhile, there were so many junk postings that the forums were unreadable.
05-15-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By Biker395

Every Dog Has Its Day

Every Dog has its Day (And this was not mine).

So our good friend Ken organized a ride in our local mountains yesterday. The original plan was to ride over Sherman Pass ... a ride in the...
05-11-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By L134

But, keep in mind that the Arai brake on the...

But, keep in mind that the Arai brake on the Burley may be worth more all by itself than the Amazon or WalMart bike. One has to wonder how that might be and what it means.
05-05-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 894
Posted By MinnMan

Thanks for the informative reply. (Whereas some...

Thanks for the informative reply. (Whereas some others seem intent on answering questions I did not ask.)
04-26-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 886
Posted By easyupbug

Beautiful work, lack of paint damage is amazing.

Beautiful work, lack of paint damage is amazing.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,319
Posted By Badbird2000

Thanks guys. Took the bike to the bike shop i...

Thanks guys. Took the bike to the bike shop i bought it from last night. Rear wheel is hosed, front is out of shape. He is going to pull the front fork and make sure it's still ok (carbon fiber fork)...
Forum: Foo
04-12-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 916
Posted By Polaris OBark

The dynamic range on vinyl is very limited, and...

The dynamic range on vinyl is very limited, and below about 120 Hz, the audio is mono, not stereo. Combine that with the snap, crackle and pop, not to mention the fact that playback is always...
04-06-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,279
Posted By MinnMan

we had spring last year. You didn't expect to get...

we had spring last year. You didn't expect to get it twice in a row, did you?...
04-06-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,646
Posted By storckm

Thanks for the thoughts, everyone. I did end up...

Thanks for the thoughts, everyone. I did end up getting a winter bike together last month: the only thing I needed to buy immediately was the fenders.
03-23-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,347
Posted By livedarklions

It'd take me 30 days to struggle through that...

It'd take me 30 days to struggle through that rambling,, but the little bit at the beginning I managed to get through was strictly from the Department of Made-Up Statistics.
03-22-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 752
Posted By njkayaker

It can be good for other people to see multiple...

It can be good for other people to see multiple options. The person asking the question isn't the only one reading these.
03-22-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 752
Posted By John Valuk

For someone who has just lost a gadget that they...

For someone who has just lost a gadget that they loved - and who has actually taken the trouble to contact the manufacturer to try to find an equivalent replacement, and come up dry - I think your...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,117
Posted By Alligator

Some years I've ridden in any temperatures, but...

Some years I've ridden in any temperatures, but this year, I wimped out and only rode when it was above 0 (F) / -17.7 (C). Once it was warmer than that, I started up again.
03-16-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 580
Posted By _ForceD_

The broken fork was polished aluminum. I actually...

The broken fork was polished aluminum. I actually had an old threaded steel fork/steel steer tube from an old Cannondale on hand. Paint on it is almost the same exact color as the Vitus frame....
03-16-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 905
Posted By dedhed

AS stated the weld looks to stand proud of the...

AS stated the weld looks to stand proud of the mount. You may need an additional flat washer between the frame and rack strut to gain clearance of the weld if you'd rather not file the strut.

I...
03-15-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,451
Posted By obrentharris

You may put your worries to rest. That particular...

You may put your worries to rest. That particular frame, which Slightspeed was nice enough to pass along to me, is now owned by an old friend of mine, a framebuilder with 40 years of experience, who...
03-13-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,247
Posted By daverup

robertj298 I think you need to use whichever...

robertj298 I think you need to use whichever bartape makes you happy with that bike.
I have several bikes which follow normal bartape colors, and I have one that doesn't fit normal color rules,...
03-13-22, 03:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 431
Posted By JoeTBM

An aluminum frame should be fine as the return...

An aluminum frame should be fine as the return conductor.
03-12-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,451
Posted By Slightspeed

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1600/20160410_083334_1_c3b756896570c33b41b7a856f31a123fd14ae905.jpg
My Legnano, had since new in 1965, Campy bar ends, still loving them,...
03-12-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 431
Posted By JohnDThompson

Yes, the ground screw on the fork blade clamp has...

Yes, the ground screw on the fork blade clamp has to fully penetrate the paint and seat in the fork blade to provide a return path for the electricity.
03-11-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,111
Posted By cxwrench

Some of the threads on this forum :fight: or...

Some of the threads on this forum :fight: or maybe :50:
03-11-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By asmak

The staple is a clue.

The staple is a clue.
03-11-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,111
Posted By Riveting

This is said a lot. But the problem is that some...

This is said a lot. But the problem is that some pumps need to be secured by pushing the pump down onto the stem with one hand, while the other hand has to flip the lever 90° to secure/squeeze the...
03-10-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,279
Posted By sloppy12

I was riding this morning and thought man I am...

I was riding this morning and thought man I am taking these stupid studded tires off this weekend.

Next corner giant Ice slick in the road, and another and another. I swear every stupid puddle...
03-09-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By jfsaxophone

I've been in your situation, and I would also go...

I've been in your situation, and I would also go for an economical BMX bike. All three of my boys, age 6, 8, and 10, are on 20" wheel BMX bikes which were Wal-Mart or Amazon brands, bought used, and...
03-08-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 541
Posted By FBOATSB

An old tooth brush and a little WD40 or mineral...

An old tooth brush and a little WD40 or mineral spirits will do what you want but I wouldn't even worry about it. It's probably just a little waxy oily residue.
03-03-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,107
Posted By Koyote

Yeah, it's pretty tough to reach the pockets in...

Yeah, it's pretty tough to reach the pockets in back.
03-01-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 537
Posted By dedhed

You really need a new shtick, that one is getting...

You really need a new shtick, that one is getting stale.
02-28-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 958
Posted By Viich

I definitely had no illusions about winter being...

I definitely had no illusions about winter being even close to over. It's funny, because to us, 6 more weeks of winter at groundhog day would be a ridiculously early spring........ =p
02-24-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,356
Posted By ted_major

I can ride 45mph…

if you round:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/337x392/rounding_b194d2cc43908cdfa0f0659e5b07d58636cf4039.png (https://xkcd.com/2585)
"I've developed a novel propulsion system...
02-23-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,646
Posted By Hypno Toad

I know, and this week's weather is not helping,...

I know, and this week's weather is not helping, snow piled up everywhere, 5F afternoon temps ... but at least it's sunny out :thumb:

But I did look back at some ride data, and remembered I was...
02-23-22, 05:02 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,096
Posted By Frkl

@ US Consumer, "We, the cycling press, as dutiful...

@ US Consumer, "We, the cycling press, as dutiful mouthpieces of the marketing departments of bike makers, would like to tell you something that has absolutely nothing to do with our need to sell...
02-14-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,871
Posted By Hypno Toad

My road bike is ready for pickup at the LBS...

My road bike is ready for pickup at the LBS (Grand Performance) ... all I need are dry roads :rolleyes: ... the long wait for spring!
02-11-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 920
Posted By frogman

Great. I just ordered some. Appreciate the info...

Great. I just ordered some. Appreciate the info !
02-10-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 920
Posted By TPL

Whichever is appropriately sized and holds air

Whichever is appropriately sized and holds air
02-10-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 581
Posted By fooferdoggie

usually its easier to replace the cable then deal...

usually its easier to replace the cable then deal with the mangled end thats usually left.
02-05-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,918
Posted By JohnJ80

You may want to sit down for this - I dont give a...

You may want to sit down for this - I dont give a rip whether I've convinced you or not. we deal with this all the time.

FWIW, I've also spent a lot of time in Colorado in the mountains in all...
02-03-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,871
Posted By MinnMan

Yes, this is nice. I'm planning some rides this...

Yes, this is nice. I'm planning some rides this weekend on the bike without studded tires.
02-02-22, 11:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,871
Posted By MinnMan

6 weeks astronomically. But "spring" may not...

6 weeks astronomically. But "spring" may not come to Minnesota until much later. We've had sub zero temperatures in April.

But I am enjoying the greater amount of daylight.
Replies: 50
Views: 2,573
Posted By unterhausen

This time of year I occasionally have a fleeting...

This time of year I occasionally have a fleeting thought that we should kidnap all the socal people that post on threads like this, take them somewhere cold, and force them to ride 100 miles using...
01-29-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,109
Posted By Wheels4

Goals and Accomplishments

Hello everyone,

My wife and I had a pretty good accomplishment today on the tandem. We were able to ride 17.4 miles(goal was 15 with her on the tandem). Doesnt sound like much, but it was a lot...
01-24-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 776
Posted By Tomm Willians

My weather app lied 🤣🤣🤣

Did a wonderful 55 mile loop with the wife today not far out of Reno. My weather app said there would be a high of 51, didn’t even get to the mid 40’s and then only briefly.
No matter, a day cycling...
01-24-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,419
Posted By MinnMan

I was out yesterday morning with beautiful sunny...

I was out yesterday morning with beautiful sunny skies, almost no wind, and a light coating of excellent fresh snow on plowed trails for much of the ride. At the outset it was -8 °F, but 3 hours...
01-23-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,312
Posted By sweeks

I believe the wear is due to abrasive corrosion...

I believe the wear is due to abrasive corrosion products (rust) formed from the steel "hats" that hold the carbide studs in the tire. Corrosion is accelerated by salt used to melt snow, so if your...
01-22-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 870
Posted By dedhed

Because it's cold out. The grease inside gets...

Because it's cold out.
The grease inside gets hard and the pawl can't move to click into place and the cold makes it even worse.
The usual remedy, besides warmer temps, is to thoroughly flush the...
01-22-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,783
Posted By sweeks

Wind chill is always good for bragging rights!...

Wind chill is always good for bragging rights! :innocent:
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