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04-19-24, 03:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 540
Posted By Steve B.

I‘d bite the bullet and ride the sidewalk

I‘d bite the bullet and ride the sidewalk
Forum: Recumbent
04-19-24, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By VegasTriker

It is pretty unlikely the frame is exactly the...

It is pretty unlikely the frame is exactly the same for different sized wheels even though the trike has the same model name. If you buy one with a 26" rear wheel and then substitute a 20" wheel you...
04-17-24, 09:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 627
Posted By KerryIrons

Without knowing the specifics of the pain, the...

Without knowing the specifics of the pain, the general recommendation is core strengthening.
04-07-24, 08:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,609
Posted By rekmeyata

LMAO!!!! I run tubes, don't give flats a...

LMAO!!!!

I run tubes, don't give flats a second thought. Modern tires have improved a lot over just the last 15 years, since then I can count on 1 hand how many flats I've had.
Forum: Touring
03-30-24, 10:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,341
Posted By phughes

Yeah, I see no real good from it in the wild. I...

Yeah, I see no real good from it in the wild. I can see specific uses in very specialized closed settings, as in, not on the internet at large. Any use I envision would augment, not replace human...
03-29-24, 10:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,645
Posted By Reynolds

I wouldn't use tire liners - had bad experiences...

I wouldn't use tire liners - had bad experiences with Mr. Tuffys BITD. After some months of use, the liners' ends eroded the tubes and caused flats.
03-29-24, 12:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,645
Posted By veganbikes

The best tube is a high quality standard butyl...

The best tube is a high quality standard butyl inner tube pumped to proper pressure. The "thorn resistant" tubes have little stretch and are not an ideal thing for a tube. Tannus Armour which is a...
03-27-24, 07:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,715
Posted By VegasJen

I got a professional bike fit today

After many people badgered me about how important it was to get a professional bike fit, I finally pulled the trigger and got fitted this morning. Now, I have to say, I've always been the odd duck. ...
03-25-24, 11:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,145
Posted By FBinNY

Almost 60 years and close to a quarter million...

Almost 60 years and close to a quarter million miles riding the "dangerous streets of NYC (before bike lanes), the Metro NY area, and (mostly) the Northeast USA, and so far so good. In my opinion,...
03-13-24, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By zactaylor

I concur. Sound advice!

I concur. Sound advice!
03-13-24, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By mstateglfr

You should ride both bikes and see which fits...

You should ride both bikes and see which fits best. I mean, you dont even mention the size of the Cannondale, so there is 0 chance anyone here should even guess which fits best, much less...
03-11-24, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,936
Posted By Radium226

Hi Joe, There is a case with a True North...

Hi Joe,
There is a case with a True North tandem on sale by the french customs, ministry of Justice next week and it seems to be the missing part of your tandem. I cannot send photos or share link...
02-26-24, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 724
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I agree that when you need it, you really need...

I agree that when you need it, you really need it. That said, I don't need it that often. Same reason I removed the machine gun mount - only fired it like eight times.
02-26-24, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 724
Posted By ScottCommutes

You do you, but there is an obvious advantage to...

You do you, but there is an obvious advantage to the body holder - you always have it at hand.
02-21-24, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 631
Posted By Camilo

Am I missing something? You are using an 8 speed...

Am I missing something? You are using an 8 speed chain with a 9 speed crank? I might suggest that you try a 9 speed chain and see if that helps. Even if you have an 8 speed cassette - the 9 speed...
Forum: Recumbent
02-21-24, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1,046
Views: 497,057
Posted By jlp_1985

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Forum: Commuting
02-18-24, 02:55 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,931
Posted By Korina

If there's one thing the guys on BF like more...

If there's one thing the guys on BF like more than bickering, it's bike shopping for other people. Give them your county and your leg length, and they'll find something cool for you; the money you...
02-12-24, 02:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,777
Posted By mstateglfr

There is more than one way to skin a cat, and...

There is more than one way to skin a cat, and Larry's way will always be the most pain inflicting way possible.
02-04-24, 12:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,538
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

I'll always go with armored tires, but there is a...

I'll always go with armored tires, but there is a speed penalty, so if you ride with a group you now have to work harder, or if you ride solo, the numbers you post won't make you as cool.

I don't...
01-31-24, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By GamblerGORD53

They are both horrible bikes for a horrible...

They are both horrible bikes for a horrible route. JMO. Blah. LOL
01-31-24, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By Korina

Don't forget the benefits of a used Surly;...

Don't forget the benefits of a used Surly; they're a bit less money, and they retain their resale value if you don't like it.
01-16-24, 06:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,868
Posted By cat0020

I bought a Chinese SuperCub clone back in 2009...

I bought a Chinese SuperCub clone back in 2009 for $1300, it was shipped to my driveway from China for free.
It gets well over 90 mpg, can out pace most cars from 0-30 mph (with good shifting...
01-13-24, 02:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,012
Posted By tomato coupe

That still doesn't make it a win for the person...

That still doesn't make it a win for the person that got punched in the face.
01-12-24, 01:44 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,016
Posted By noglider

We need new laws and facilities. Narrow delivery...

We need new laws and facilities. Narrow delivery vehicles are extremely useful. We have had delivery bicycles in NYC since they were invented more than 100 years ago. Nowadays I see these narrow...
01-09-24, 09:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,580
Posted By Iride01

The brightness of lights is not for them to be...

The brightness of lights is not for them to be seen. It's so they can cast enough light to light up unlit objects at a distance so that they can be seen by whomever is operating the vehicle the...
01-06-24, 01:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,580
Posted By ScottCommutes

I run with very modest lighting, all things...

I run with very modest lighting, all things considered. First of all, the distance that you can be seen is limited by many factors, often curves in the road or other vehicles. Even if you can be...
01-05-24, 10:23 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,847
Posted By PeteHski

Itís all about calculated risk. The potential ...

Itís all about calculated risk. The potential consequences of something going wrong at high speed are always worse, but the risk itself may still be relatively low. For example I would quite...
01-03-24, 12:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,730
Posted By blacknbluebikes

My constraint is the crown of the fork, not the...

My constraint is the crown of the fork, not the chain stays.
12-31-23, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,109
Posted By veganbikes

They are some brand of really poor quality brakes...

They are some brand of really poor quality brakes probably trying to sort of knock-off Shimano and Tektros lower end stuff. A set of M201s is probably a more sensible solution or finding a bike that...
12-27-23, 10:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,034
Posted By Jay Turberville

Have you considered just going with a coaster or...

Have you considered just going with a coaster or roller brake in back? Most of the stopping power is in the front disk anyway.

This Shimano Nexus has an O.L.D. spec of 122 mm. Of course it has a...
12-25-23, 10:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,779
Posted By Kontact

A new fork is going to be a big pain that will...

A new fork is going to be a big pain that will likely look stupid. Get more supple 25c tires, get softer riding wheels, sell your bike and get the one you want, etc. 25c tires are fine. Nothing magic...
12-24-23, 07:49 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,695
Posted By spclark

True enough but given that motor vehicles start...

True enough but given that motor vehicles start around 2,500 pounds and go up from there while cyclists might average 200 pounds, the disparities between relative speed, mass, and the attentiveness...
12-22-23, 06:56 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,556
Posted By Maelochs

late to the thread but this post was pretty much...

late to the thread but this post was pretty much total ....

You are getting tired simply because you are not used to that amount of work ... the only solution is keeping at it.

I can guarantee...
12-19-23, 07:42 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 7,176
Posted By RubeRad

Frankly, although I'm interested in the safety...

Frankly, although I'm interested in the safety improvements of lowering speeds across the board, I'm more interested in breaking the back of overconsumption in the American automobile marketplace,...
12-09-23, 11:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,484
Posted By mschwett

not sure what you're getting at here. of course...

not sure what you're getting at here. of course you can coast or freewheel on a mid-drive ebike. you can pedal backwards or not at all. the difference between this and a normal bike is that when you...
12-05-23, 09:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,407
Posted By Wildwood

The most I ever had road ready was only about...

The most I ever had road ready was only about half your stated goal. By C&V standards not exactly ‘well curated’. The vintage all Euro, brifter bikes by smaller American builders.

I like to see...
12-04-23, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By pjoc

Thanks! He nailed it. I missed typed. It is 622.

Thanks! He nailed it. I missed typed. It is 622.
12-04-23, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By veganbikes

I think what they had written went far over your...

I think what they had written went far over your head. You had listed the ISO diameter as 629 which is not a size...630 would be the ISO diameter for old 27" rims and tires and for 700c/29er stuff it...
12-04-23, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By bboy314

Not sure about that specific rim but itís...

Not sure about that specific rim but itís probably safe to assume the stock rims on an 8 year old Hard Rock are not tubeless ready.
11-30-23, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By veganbikes

A fixed gear can be a great commuter for some....

A fixed gear can be a great commuter for some. You can find decent quality ones for not a ton of money or you can build a super high end one that is closer in price to a mid-range road bike or less....
11-15-23, 12:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,453
Posted By cyccommute

Before there was Hollowtech II, there was...

Before there was Hollowtech II, there was Hollowtech (https://bike.shimano.com/en-US/technologies/component/details/hollowtech.html)




Yes, Hollowtech II put a swagged hollow spindle on the...
11-04-23, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By Chuck M

I don't know where you got Walmart from, but I...

I don't know where you got Walmart from, but I don't know that I would count on Walmart's parking lot cameras to keep my bike from being stolen. And a U-lock, or any lock for that matter can be a...
10-28-23, 11:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,251
Posted By Bike Gremlin

My subjective experience. A lot of time and...

My subjective experience. A lot of time and distance on the bike in traffic, as it is my main (and practically only) means of transport, in addition to weekend joyrides. But still just one man, so...
10-24-23, 06:09 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,022
Posted By veganbikes

There is zero need to insult Sheldon Brown ....

There is zero need to insult Sheldon Brown . Sheldon was a professional bike mechanic, cyclist and bike lover who always provided excellent knowledge and maintained a website people are still talking...
10-24-23, 05:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,957
Posted By Maelochs

The fastest flat-bar bicycle is the one ridden by...

The fastest flat-bar bicycle is the one ridden by the fastest rider.
Forum: Commuting
10-11-23, 04:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,528
Posted By base2

It took me some serious consideration and a 15...

It took me some serious consideration and a 15 months of deliberations before I finally pulled the trigger on a Cleverhood Urbanaut (https://cleverhood.com/products/urbanaut-cape) I'm really glad I...
10-04-23, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By 1989Pre

Have faith. I think that most people who are avid...

Have faith. I think that most people who are avid cyclists are more "type-A" than "type-B", so we may not be a fair cross-section of the public.
09-22-23, 02:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,205
Posted By noglider

I tried using flashlights as bike headlights....

I tried using flashlights as bike headlights. Attaching and detaching was too much trouble. The beam shape wasn't good for cycling. Removing batteries for recharging and replacing required too many...
08-16-23, 10:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,107
Posted By john m flores

Like other Boomer-era recreational activities...

Like other Boomer-era recreational activities (skiing, tennis, motorcycling, bowling, etc...) cycling is facing a reset as Boomers age out. It was trending in this direction before COVID hit and...
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