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Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,106
Posted By Polaris OBark

I have a similar situation, except my...

I have a similar situation, except my gravel/all-road bike is steel, and when I have it loaded up with tools, water bottles, etc, it is pushing 24 lbs. Every time I think about buying an Emonda or...
06-20-22, 01:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,173
Posted By SurferRosa

I can eat fifty eggs.

I can eat fifty eggs.
06-17-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,138
Posted By jamesdak

I'm of the "it depends" camp. Sometimes a bike...

I'm of the "it depends" camp. Sometimes a bike feels right plain and subtle and some times all the logo's and such enhance the look I'm going for.
Custom matching magento decals and pantographed...
06-17-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,138
Posted By smd4

Very cool!

Very cool!
06-17-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,083
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Had an otherwise rational person give me the...

Had an otherwise rational person give me the 'bikers should pay taxes!' talk yesterday. I explained the flaw in his logic to him and he agreed, and also admitted he was frustrated by a bad...
06-12-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,173
Posted By Machka

My husband and I do a 50 km brevet once a month....

My husband and I do a 50 km brevet once a month. We've done that for the past 18 months.

Often we will nap after we do the ride ... him, because one of the side effects of his severe brain injury...
06-10-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By DMC707

much better

much better
06-10-22, 03:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 713
Posted By delbiker1

I figured out a way for me to sometimes be...

I figured out a way for me to sometimes be faster. I ride one of my heavier bikes on mixed type rides for a week; then get on my lightest bike, ride good pavement, and really push the pace. It is...
06-09-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,592
Posted By tomato coupe

The most puzzling part of the tire pressure...

The most puzzling part of the tire pressure debate is why so many cyclists can't seem to deal with "it depends." They want or need to believe that X is always better.
06-09-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,592
Posted By PeteHski

I'm 54 and been riding consistently since I was...

I'm 54 and been riding consistently since I was about 4. I don't race, but I do ride timed endurance events with a view to being age-competitive.
But what makes me far more qualified to weigh in...
06-08-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,173
Posted By fat biker

One very important thing I learned from my dogs. ...

One very important thing I learned from my dogs.
Always leave room in your schedule for a good nap.

fat biker
06-08-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 18,117
Posted By Daniel4

I'm always being passed on trails and bike lanes....

I'm always being passed on trails and bike lanes. Maybe it's because I'm 60yo and don't feel I need to race anymore or that my bike is 43 yo and doesn't have all the innovations since I bought it.
...
06-08-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,475
Posted By 79pmooney

One fact of platform pedals (even with pins) is...

One fact of platform pedals (even with pins) is that there is a % grade maximum that can be ridden at a constant speed. (Ie, not having a head of steam from the previous downhill. You can quite...
06-08-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2,520
Views: 885,439
Posted By AJI125

Benefit of a supported ride was a photographer!...

Benefit of a supported ride was a photographer! https://www.bikeforums.net/22531812-post18938.html

I typically ride solo so don't really have other photos on a bike. Note to self, don't look...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2,891
Views: 546,497
Posted By rsbob

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05-22-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,399
Posted By Trakhak

To use the example of Merckx in 1974 to dismiss...

To use the example of Merckx in 1974 to dismiss Si's riding ability is a bit unfair. That said, he is in pretty good shape, based on previous videos. For example, GCN did a series of videos with the...
05-21-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By gobicycling

My wife and I have ridden that exact road several...

My wife and I have ridden that exact road several times in Saguaro National Park East. It's a beautiful ride.
05-18-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 993
Posted By bikingshearer

I understand the draw. Bottom line: you could use...

I understand the draw. Bottom line: you could use your wheels at Eroica CA with no one giving a poop, but they might not pass muster in Italy.

As for the rest of the discussion: Ride what the heck...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2,891
Views: 546,497
Posted By Miles2go

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Solo 62 miles yesterday, 18.7mph ave., 2,700ft
05-15-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
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...
05-15-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 23,468
Posted By big chainring

This reminds me of a kid at Mikwaukee Super Week...

This reminds me of a kid at Mikwaukee Super Week circa 1977. He was 15-16 yrs old, a Junior from Colorado. With his dark skin I thought he was of Mexican descent. He was terribly shy, slight build,...
05-13-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By Skullo

Your Clem looks geared to handle it!

Your Clem looks geared to handle it!
05-10-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,510
Posted By cooperryder

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2,778
Views: 454,619
Posted By 356geoff

Feather river

Here’s a Klein and a Zeus with the Feather river
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2,891
Views: 546,497
Posted By ooga-booga

oh yeah...know that climb. a great, must-do,...

oh yeah...know that climb. a great, must-do, (almost) 9-mile loop.
05-06-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,510
Posted By cooperryder

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2,891
Views: 546,497
Posted By Miles2go

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Kitt Peak - Two days ago
04-29-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 26,311
Views: 2,830,174
Posted By rsbob

Wonderful day for a ride in the high 50s, low...

Wonderful day for a ride in the high 50s, low 60s. Rode almost 30 miles and 1500’. Since its been unseasonably cool and wet, the local mountains still have fresh snow which makes for great views.

...
04-23-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 26,311
Views: 2,830,174
Posted By Wildwood

Thankful to post this thread

Puget Sound glory - dry weekend, mornings above 50* topping out over 60, clouds and sun in afternoon....
04-22-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,531
Posted By msu2001la

This is exactly the point of the NYT editorial....

This is exactly the point of the NYT editorial. Most/all of the US has prioritized driving above all other modes of transport, and therefore our roadways are designed to prioritize driving, and are...
04-16-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,432
Posted By El Chaba

When I started racing and for a few years it was...

When I started racing and for a few years it was required to wear a helmet, but with no type specified. Most of the guys rode with leather helmets ( now sometimes referred to as hairnets). I never...
04-16-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,038
Posted By big chainring

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The way Dino's roll.
04-15-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,038
Posted By Camilo

I just spray with a general cleaner (Like "409")...

I just spray with a general cleaner (Like "409") and rub it clean with a cloth. It's not rocket science: stuff gets dirty? clean it.
04-14-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,038
Posted By ThermionicScott

You can either use products that don't show their...

You can either use products that don't show their age as quickly, or make your peace with the fact that nothing looks new forever. I use white bar tape on a few bikes, and it stands as testament...
04-14-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By 1964Supersport

Finally out for my 1st ride since 1986.

I finally got the old 64 Supersport out for a ride. I had to replace the rear tube and all four brake pads. At the recommendation some of you made I ordered from Tim at Koolstop. Really nice guy and...
04-11-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,349
Posted By tkamd73

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1978 Supercourse...
04-11-22, 02:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 639
Posted By merziac

I'll see your geezer and raise you a :wtf:;) ...

I'll see your geezer and raise you a :wtf:;)

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04-11-22, 12:12 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,349
Posted By jimijames

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A lot of bronze green!!!
04-10-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,370
Posted By Koyote

You must have low BMI and not eat consume meat,...

You must have low BMI and not eat consume meat, spicy foods, and alcohol. Otherwise, that dog would've ripped your face off and then eaten your liver.
04-10-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,349
Posted By cyccommute

A true green one but it started life as a purple...

A true green one but it started life as a purple Specialized Vita. Not vintage but it is green

https://live.staticflickr.com/1834/43393464354_26d8372929_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/297wR9w)DSCN1059...
04-09-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 293
Posted By Mr. 66

The one is a pivotbolt drop, and the pads are in...

The one is a pivotbolt drop, and the pads are in backwards on the front set.
04-09-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19,013
Views: 2,356,062
Posted By majmt

My wife and I were able to get in another ride...

My wife and I were able to get in another ride yesterday in Yellowstone before the roads open up for tourist vehicle traffic next week.
...
04-08-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 639
Posted By gugie

If'n you're not a natural climber, and you want...

If'n you're not a natural climber, and you want to modify your N.R. cranks, triplizer is what you want. 52-42-24 on this rig, 13-32 in the rear. I really want to get to the top of Cypress this year...
04-08-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 967
Posted By RH Clark

Congrats. I got on an old beater bike 4 years ago...

Congrats. I got on an old beater bike 4 years ago to teach my son how to ride. I was 50 years old and hadn't been on a bike for nearly 40 years. At age 50, I was 360 lbs. and I didn't ride that first...
04-07-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 19,013
Views: 2,356,062
Posted By SurferRosa

Plug for a new tv show, called Mountain in the...

Plug for a new tv show, called Mountain in the Middle.

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04-07-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 19,013
Views: 2,356,062
Posted By etherhuffer

First ride out this year as the pollen has...

First ride out this year as the pollen has finally backed off a bit. The picture below is Ercolini Park in West Seattle. An elderly gent passed and willed his property to the city for a park. A...
04-06-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19,013
Views: 2,356,062
Posted By gaucho777

It's Spring Break (teacher), so I was able to get...

It's Spring Break (teacher), so I was able to get out for a fairly long ride--at least the longest ride I've been on in a while--just over 70 miles and ~3500' climbing. From my home in Berkeley, I...
04-03-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,349
Posted By PilotFishBob

The Bob, from today's club ride. ...

The Bob, from today's club ride.
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04-03-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 967
Posted By kunoichi

Rode a bike for my first time in 22 years!

I just had to share! I woke up early this morning and walked the bike to a local park that is usually empty this time of day; today it was more so being Sunday, so I didn't have to be worrying about...
04-01-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By alcjphil

The biggest culprit here is the size difference...

The biggest culprit here is the size difference between the chainrings, the bigger the difference the more likely you will have chain rub while in the small ring and in the smallest cogs. I have a 2...
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