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03-17-24, 10:24 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,261
Posted By terrymorse

Um. When riding, it's either a cycling cap, a do...

Um. When riding, it's either a cycling cap, a do rag, or skin cancer.

Club Hair Loss.
03-16-24, 08:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,892
Posted By TC1

And for some mysterious reason, cyclists love to...

And for some mysterious reason, cyclists love to promote the idea that cycling is dangerous -- when it is actually not, at all, and when doing so is actively deleterious to that safety.



For...
03-16-24, 04:46 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,261
Posted By Lamont Cobb

I'm glad for OP that he has only 2 types of...

I'm glad for OP that he has only 2 types of cyclists that he doesn't understand. I don't understand dozens of kinds of cyclists.
03-16-24, 12:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,892
Posted By TiHabanero

Rydabent, you point out an important detail about...

Rydabent, you point out an important detail about e-bikes that most of us don't think about, leg strength and general conditioning of the lower body and back. My brother's wife bought an e-bike from...
03-15-24, 08:23 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,261
Posted By '02 nrs

Aaa

AAA offers bicycle transport should you be a road service subscriber.however there is no substitute for being independent,IMO.
03-15-24, 06:19 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 6,181
Posted By smd4

Do you ever contribute anything positive to this...

Do you ever contribute anything positive to this forum, or do you only post comments on other members?

Asking for a friend.
03-13-24, 09:43 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 6,181
Posted By zymphad

I've come to the conclusion UCI and Pro Cycling...

I've come to the conclusion UCI and Pro Cycling exists to to be billboards and marketing for the cycling industry. It's already been in news some pros are paid to rid gear that is proven to be...
03-11-24, 11:38 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 6,181
Posted By alcjphil

It is very possible to build a carbon fibre bike...

It is very possible to build a carbon fibre bike that has the appearance of a round tube steel bike. However the only tube on this one that is completely round is the head tube...
03-11-24, 11:11 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 6,181
Posted By LarrySellerz

UCI is backed by French royalty, has been corrupt...

UCI is backed by French royalty, has been corrupt from its inception
03-07-24, 02:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,398
Posted By alcjphil

WD40 works pretty well as a cleaning agent, but...

WD40 works pretty well as a cleaning agent, but as a lubricant it isn't any better than spit
03-07-24, 12:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,398
Posted By bikerbob38

Chain Maintenance

I was on a ****** thread discussing chain maintenance where one fellow was adamant about using standard WD 40 as a chain lubricant. He took some umbrage at my suggestion that this was perhaps not a...
03-02-24, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By kyplaskon

Kids Safety Funds Used for Freeway Soundwall

Hi All!
Is this a common practice for Safe Routes to School funds being reallocated to other projects? After one of our Truckee Meadows Bike Alliance supporters raised concerns, he was asked to...
02-29-24, 11:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,317
Posted By terrymorse

I don’t accept that reduced range of motion is a...

I don’t accept that reduced range of motion is a necessary result of aging. I’m about as flexible as I have ever been, maybe even more so.
02-25-24, 05:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,317
Posted By terrymorse

There's something else that the longer lever...

There's something else that the longer lever crank arm produces all the time: a greater range of motion (ROM).

I don't know if that is or isn't a benefit to the cyclist, but strength training...
02-19-24, 10:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,085
Posted By pppittpeter

Oh, absolutely! February's the month for us snow...

Oh, absolutely! February's the month for us snow belt riders to prep our bikes for the summer fun. Gotta grease up all those bearings, make sure everything's well-lubed. I'm talking a full-on check...
02-11-24, 08:49 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 6,181
Posted By Polaris OBark

Superbowl day is often ideal for a road bike...

Superbowl day is often ideal for a road bike ride. Very little traffic, with a statistical bias significantly skewed away from drivers who want to kill you.

My wife and I did a road ride, the...
02-11-24, 07:47 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 6,181
Posted By RChung

A conversation I had with my wife today

Me, a few hours ago, staring out the window at the weather, thinking out loud: "Today's the Super Bowl."
She: "What's the Super Bowl?"
Me:
Me: "Football. American football."
She: "Oh, is that the...
02-02-24, 02:33 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 22,049
Posted By Eric F

IMO, sometimes a helmet is a better look than...

IMO, sometimes a helmet is a better look than helmet-hair.
01-31-24, 12:06 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 9,198
Posted By indyfabz

I loves me a good frame material thread. But...

I loves me a good frame material thread.

But in the end, we all know Ti is the best, even if some of you can’t admit it. :innocent:
01-30-24, 07:50 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 9,198
Posted By squirtdad

Bike Snob NY (Eben Weiss) on carbon

I am not a carbon hater, and neither is BSNYC, but i agree with a lot of this in terms of day to day use.

get the popcorn out

...
01-14-24, 02:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,317
Posted By rsbob

Interesting question. I have no experience here...

Interesting question. I have no experience here but would think if you are not rocking in the saddle longer cranks would provide better leverage, but we’ll leave it up to the experts.
01-12-24, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,012
Posted By ScottCommutes

Crash story where the cyclist wins!

This all happened to my brother last Winter.

He saw me commuting on the bike and decided to buy himself a brand new bike. He was riding down the shoulder of a quiet suburban street in the middle...
01-10-24, 04:04 AM
Replies: 3,858
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Posted By Trakhak

Lycra over expended polystyrene was seen in...

Lycra over expended polystyrene was seen in second-generation EPS helmets. The first-generation helmets (Bell Biker, MSR) had hard shells (made of Lexan, I believe).
01-04-24, 03:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,670
Posted By delbiker1

This hurts

My twin sister, Kathy (I am Ken), had a stroke the night of 12/31-1/1, and passed the 2nd. I had just returned to Delaware the 28th, from Illinois, after spending Christmas week with my siblings and...
12-23-23, 10:15 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,373
Posted By Alan K

The poll should have one more category: I look...

The poll should have one more category: I look and feel younger than my age.
12-23-23, 05:42 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,373
Posted By TiHabanero

Genetics are everything.

Genetics are everything.
12-22-23, 10:34 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,373
Posted By rsbob

How many “Old guys” actually feel old?

An unscientific pole to see how the 50+ crowd feels about cycling and aging. Yeah, I know it is worthless, but what the hell.

I for one, at 69, don’t fell old unless I look in the mirror. Sure...
11-29-23, 09:10 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,472
Posted By JustaJoe

tl;dr I don't really have much to add, and prefer...

tl;dr I don't really have much to add, and prefer to do my thing.

Even though I firmly believe my opinions and thoughts are meaningless to everyone else, I feel compelled to give a +1 or +100 to...
11-28-23, 04:36 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,472
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Another possibility is that casual riders who are...

Another possibility is that casual riders who are not interested in group rides or setting performance goals (including older riders who DO cycle "much") are made to feel unwelcome by some of the...
11-28-23, 12:13 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,472
Posted By wolfchild

I prefer riding solo. It allows me to be in...

I prefer riding solo. It allows me to be in charge, it gives me freedom to do what I want. I ride as slow or as fast as I want, I can stop as many times as I want, I can choose whatever route I...
Forum: Recumbent
08-26-23, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By 10 Wheels

Some of my 2 Wheeler rides. ...

Some of my 2 Wheeler rides.
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Forum: Recumbent
08-20-23, 07:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,993
Posted By DeadGrandpa

If you buy a trike with e-assist, you could...

If you buy a trike with e-assist, you could probably keep up with riders going a moderate 12-14 mph on the lowest level of assist. When I bought my trike, the dealer said that this "ECO" mode, on a...
03-10-23, 04:56 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 9,115
Posted By wolfchild

I wasn't really taking sides with OP and saying...

I wasn't really taking sides with OP and saying that he is correct. I personally disagree 100% with OP on many things that he says. I was only saying what I have been noticing myself.. I have nothing...
03-10-23, 04:01 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 9,115
Posted By wolfchild

The problem here is a handful of certain...

The problem here is a handful of certain individuals { wannabe pros } who are trying to turn General Forum into another road racing forum and brand any poster who doesn't participate and talk about...
03-10-23, 10:33 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 9,115
Posted By DonkeyShow

Riding bicycles is not that serious. Do what you...

Riding bicycles is not that serious. Do what you want it doesn't matter at all.
03-02-23, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1,258
Views: 54,543
Posted By Lombard

If I had to choose the biggest waste of money in...

If I had to choose the biggest waste of money in biking? Ceramic bearings.
02-28-23, 11:08 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 13,807
Posted By CliffordK

Crumpling is supposed to reduce collision forces....

Crumpling is supposed to reduce collision forces. Does the F250/F350 use aluminum body panels, or just the F150?

That actually looks like much less damage than the Kalamazoo bike wreck, and the...
02-24-23, 10:38 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,625
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I am surprised Rydabent hasn't chimed in yet....

I am surprised Rydabent hasn't chimed in yet. Unfortunately in this particularly instance, what Rydabent has to say will be 100% correct.
02-23-23, 02:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,443
Posted By icemilkcoffee

you have inadvertently repeated the OP’s...

you have inadvertently repeated the OP’s question: why on earth do they continue making saddles without cutouts when the ones with cutouts work for everyone- ie. people who do not need cutouts are...
02-20-23, 09:20 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 27,537
Posted By Jeff Neese

If we're going to let Sheldon provide the "mic...

If we're going to let Sheldon provide the "mic drop" for this debate, it's this:

"That there are gyroscopic forces is evident from the riderless bicycle test in which a bicycle is shoved at a...
02-20-23, 01:57 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 27,537
Posted By elcruxio

Does it have to be mechanical world? Works just...

Does it have to be mechanical world? Works just fine on the underside of skis.
02-18-23, 08:34 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 27,537
Posted By messmer777

You need special clothing and shoes to ride a...

You need special clothing and shoes to ride a bicycle.
02-18-23, 05:26 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 27,537
Posted By Jeff Neese

Gyroscopic effects are mythical nonsense, eh? ...

Gyroscopic effects are mythical nonsense, eh? I'm tempted to make a wisecrack about whether or not you were home schooled, but I'll simply invite you to fire up your Google machine.

Or if your...
02-18-23, 08:46 AM
Replies: 841
Views: 27,537
Posted By wolfchild

Carbon fiber is much more likely to suffer...

Carbon fiber is much more likely to suffer catastrophic failure than steel or aluminum. That's not a myth, that's the truth.
02-17-23, 08:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,075
Posted By seypat

30 length pants on a 6ft. frame? I'm 5'8 and wear...

30 length pants on a 6ft. frame? I'm 5'8 and wear 30 length pants. On a 58 frame(with a straight TT) I'd have very little, if any seatpost showing. You must have a long torso. What about arm/sleeve...
Forum: Recumbent
02-15-23, 08:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,301
Posted By friday1970

I do wonder if the E-Bike craze has moved some...

I do wonder if the E-Bike craze has moved some trike riders back to the 2 wheelers? I rarely see a tadpole riding around now. Maybe 4-5 last year. But E-bikes are everywhere.

The Howard's Friends...
02-14-23, 10:00 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 16,498
Posted By rosefarts

If you put a piece of rebar in it and fill the...

If you put a piece of rebar in it and fill the rest with grout, it should be a lot stronger.
02-11-23, 05:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,785
Posted By FBinNY

Both ball bearings and chain drive predate...

Both ball bearings and chain drive predate bicycles. So from the beginning, or at least since the advent of the modern safety bicycle, over a century ago, the basics haven't changed that much, though...
02-10-23, 02:59 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 16,498
Posted By smd4

I love that this is the second time Larry has...

I love that this is the second time Larry has destroyed a seatpost by riding a too-small frame. Do I hear three?
02-06-23, 07:32 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 16,498
Posted By wolfchild

It's not unusual for carbon to fail...

It's not unusual for carbon to fail catastrophically even when used correctly. The risk of failure is magnified especially for heavier riders or when riding over rough terrain and roads.
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