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Forum: Touring
11-03-23, 09:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,128
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Why this forum is ridiculous. Good question which...

Why this forum is ridiculous. Good question which theoretically a member can help with we get these kind of responses.

“Just let your van get broken into”.
“Leave it at a campground”.
“Is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-23, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 54,317
Posted By tomato coupe

Does that mean you cast the Silca pellets into a...

Does that mean you cast the Silca pellets into a crock pot?
09-11-23, 08:40 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 15,768
Posted By Polaris OBark

Mine have at least tripled. More importantly, it...

Mine have at least tripled. More importantly, it has reduced wear on my cassettes and chainrings.

I recognize I ride under more extreme conditions than average, but it has made a huge difference....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-23, 03:14 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 15,554
Posted By PeteHski

The clown show has arrived. The exaggerations,...

The clown show has arrived. The exaggerations, errors and patronising bs is getting old.
06-22-23, 06:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,806
Posted By dedhed

Waiting to buy 2X4s at the LBS

Waiting to buy 2X4s at the LBS
Forum: Commuting
04-02-23, 05:20 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,156
Posted By Irishred

I think it's just a matter of personal...

I think it's just a matter of personal preference. Most, but certainly not all of us of us that commute by bike also ride bikes that are meant for the open road and ride "road bikes" with drop bars,...
02-28-23, 09:12 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,428
Posted By shelbyfv

This is good to know! I've been a little...

This is good to know! I've been a little anxious, given what the pointy heads are saying about climate change. deforestation, nasty water. etc. You should publish your findings beyond BF, let...
02-21-23, 06:14 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,924
Posted By PeteHski

How learning works (or doesn't)

We all know BF is full of contrasting opinions and debate, which is what makes it interesting and offers opportunities to learn new things and alternative perspectives. There is a huge knowledge...
02-18-23, 04:53 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 25,830
Posted By cyccommute

When, exactly, is a bicycle “up to speed”? ...

When, exactly, is a bicycle “up to speed”? People like to quote Newton’s First Law: ”A body remains… in motion at a constant speed”…but forget a crucial part of it…”unless acted upon by a force.”....
02-18-23, 12:30 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 14,966
Posted By terrymorse

As a racing tactic, it's quite realistic. ...

As a racing tactic, it's quite realistic.

The climber with high power to bike+rider weight ratio attacks on the steepest section of the course, because it is where they:

have the biggest...
02-17-23, 08:56 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 25,830
Posted By Chuck M

Fat middle age men look fine in lycra.

Fat middle age men look fine in lycra.
02-13-23, 01:40 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 14,966
Posted By asgelle

Absolutely not. Kraig Willett actually did the...

Absolutely not. Kraig Willett actually did the experiment and his measurements show adding 1000 gm to each rim is equivalent to adding anywhere from 2000.2 and 2002 gms of static weight. Huge.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-23, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,820
Posted By mstateglfr

^ asks for fast rolling 35mm tire and a slow...

^ asks for fast rolling 35mm tire and a slow rolling 32mm tire is suggested.
01-13-23, 01:19 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 21,592
Posted By badger1

^^^ qft ...

^^^ qft


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01-12-23, 11:37 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 21,592
Posted By vonfilm

How can a $14,000 bicycle possibly be worth the money?

I was in a bicycle shop the other day when I noticed 3 Specialized Carbon racing bikes hanging in the front window with.$14,000 price tags. I guess they weighed about 16 pounds each.

Listen...
12-30-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 642
Posted By DangerousDanR

When we travel with the tandem it is very close...

When we travel with the tandem it is very close to two boxes of parts. The cranks are off. The brakes are packed in leak resistant bags. Both chains are in bags. Both seat posts and saddles are...
11-08-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 18,596
Posted By adlai

The real reason? Because mountain and hybrid...

The real reason? Because mountain and hybrid bikes suck. But they're the most popular bikes. But the big tires and suspension and flat handlebars and the crappy gel seat actually isn't much fun to...
10-26-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,596
Posted By Smokinapankake

I'm guessing that most of you folks who advocate...

I'm guessing that most of you folks who advocate leaving it at the dump or returning it to the dump because it's no good on the trails have forgotten how to ride a NORBA geometry bike? Just how...
10-18-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,694
Posted By urbanknight

Geez, the only thing worse than one e-bike is TWO...

Geez, the only thing worse than one e-bike is TWO e-bikes! :D
10-11-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,427
Posted By indyfabz

I have a better version somewhere at home. ...

I have a better version somewhere at home. Summer solstice near Troy, MT during a two-week tour in MT and ID in 2017. Every 30 minutes or so the wind would kick up out of nowhere and create small...
09-18-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3,528
Views: 967,465
Posted By bikemig

1982 Trek 720

It's been raining lately so I've started riding my 1982 Trek 720. It's a bit of a boat since it is an old school touring bike but it handles nicely and I really like the parts mix on it. I rode one...
08-25-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,168
Posted By asgelle

We are now at the tipping point for performance...

We are now at the tipping point for performance art.
08-10-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,163
Posted By big john

​​​​​​2 of my friends have bikes with the Lauf...

​​​​​​2 of my friends have bikes with the Lauf fork and both are very happy with them.

Remember the Cannondale Silk Road? It had a Headshock, I think 20mm, and a suspension seatpost.
...
08-07-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By zandoval

Well... It is Canada...

Well... It is Canada...
05-27-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,202
Posted By livedarklions

This is another "sun will rise tomorrow"...

This is another "sun will rise tomorrow" prediction.

Recumbent bikes are a tiny fraction of the bikes sold in the US. They are a lot harder to obtain than a DF bike. Someone who is buying a bent...
05-23-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,643
Posted By tomato coupe

In what universe is a young driver distracted by...

In what universe is a young driver distracted by his phone an issue of bad street design?
05-12-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 10,948
Posted By bruce19

When I'm driving or riding a motorcycle or...

When I'm driving or riding a motorcycle or cycling I focus on my place in time and space. I know who is in front to the side and in back. To me it's all an interplay of objects in space/time and...
05-07-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 10,948
Posted By WhyFi

You should describe this situation a little more...

You should describe this situation a little more fully, because I'm having a hard time imagining a scenario, like this, where a seasoned cyclist doesn't take the lane and where you don't come out...
05-07-22, 02:00 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 10,948
Posted By urbanknight

This is just my experience, but I make a habit of...

This is just my experience, but I make a habit of counting seconds any time I'm stuck behind a cyclist. Haven't reached 30 yet. Can't say I've ever encountered a cyclist stationary in a travel lane...
05-02-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 62,912
Posted By mstateglfr

This thread reminds me of the time I went golfing...

This thread reminds me of the time I went golfing with my grandpa's cane.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,552
Posted By 79pmooney

Froome is talking racing. Disc brakes only get...

Froome is talking racing. Disc brakes only get you to the finish line faster if there are corners you need to brake for. The rest of the time they are slower in both weight and wind resistance. Wheel...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-27-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,716
Posted By Doug Fattic

A report from a fellow framebuilder in Ukraine

As I'm sure everyone knows (because I post about it all the time), I do a charity bike project in Ukraine. We started this project 22 years ago by buying bicycles from the XB3 company in Kharkov....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,323
Posted By genejockey

Yep. The same reason I stopped using the lights...

Yep. The same reason I stopped using the lights in my car.
03-28-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,507
Posted By bbbean

Let us know how your online retailer handles your...

Let us know how your online retailer handles your complaint when a tube blows immediately after installation.
11-11-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 18,084
Posted By livedarklions

Yeah, no. Nice tell on the safe space thing...

Yeah, no. Nice tell on the safe space thing where your politics lie. I guess the irony of telling people to lighten up AND using a word like lynching is lost on you, huh?

Seriously, have we...
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