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04-21-24, 05:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 440
Posted By Robvolz

As goldilocks said…… The 28s are too small....

As goldilocks said……

The 28s are too small. They look puny on such a large frame

The 35s are too big. They look out of place.

The 32s are prolly just right.
04-21-24, 03:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 379
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I had thought one of the differences between...

I had thought one of the differences between these and common butyl tubes was their inability to stretch much. As in the crossection/width had to match up pretty closely to that of the mounted tire....
04-21-24, 02:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 379
Posted By mpetry912

suggest you use LESS pressure - just a few PSI -...

suggest you use LESS pressure - just a few PSI - when installing.

these tubes are quite stretchy

/markp
04-21-24, 10:05 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,268
Posted By MoAlpha

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Robert-Hegele...

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Robert-Hegele/publication/10943329_Low_incidence_of_cardiovascular_disease_among_the_Inuit_-_What_is_the_evidence/links/5c3dcbda299bf12be3c9cd46/Low-incidence-of-c...
04-20-24, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1,094
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Views: 576,110
Posted By BillyD

Bike eagle - Trolling/Disruption - permanent

Bike eagle - Trolling/Disruption - permanent
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-24, 10:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 581
Posted By terrymorse

Roadside Tire Repair

After getting stuck with a damaged tire last year on Mt. Hamilton, 12 miles from my car (thank you, Good Samaritan, for picking me up), I determined to not get stuck in the same situation. Fool me...
04-17-24, 10:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,147
Posted By Polaris OBark

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2024/apr...

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2024/apr/17/ada-american-diabetes-association-big-pharma
04-14-24, 12:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 884
Posted By alcjphil

I disagree. Really good single pivot brake...

I disagree. Really good single pivot brake callipers can stop you very well. My 1973 Raleigh Professional always stopped me reliably, especially later on when I converted to brake levers with cables...
04-14-24, 12:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 884
Posted By Iride01

Single pivot calipers were always poor for quick...

Single pivot calipers were always poor for quick stopping unless the pads were freshly new and everything else perfect. Looks like you might have a steel rim. Those were always worse for stopping...
04-12-24, 12:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 864
Posted By Kabuki12

So sorry for your loss.Thank you for letting our...

So sorry for your loss.Thank you for letting our community know, I am sure he will be missed.
04-12-24, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 864
Posted By Glennfordx4

Final log off for Glennfordx4

Hello everyone,


My husband, Glenn, spent a lot of time here over the years and said countless times both how much help he received in his many projects, how he enjoyed sharing his experiences to...
04-11-24, 05:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,126
Posted By cb400bill

The OP has not been on the forum in four years. ...

The OP has not been on the forum in four years.

Closing this Zombie thread.
04-11-24, 07:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,126
Posted By rustystrings61

I am actually about to get my flabby...

I am actually about to get my flabby 60-odd-year-old self back into shape over the coming year, and a large part of that involves riding fixed-gears. Plural. Two of them are battered but...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-24, 12:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,032
Posted By ScottCommutes

My wife used to work at Jockey Hollow...

My wife used to work at Jockey Hollow (Continental Army camped there by Morristown, NJ). There is an apple orchard that is maintained there for historical purposes, but because it is a national...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-24, 11:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,032
Posted By RB1-luvr

I'd be nervous having that much stuff in my cube....

I'd be nervous having that much stuff in my cube. That's a heavy load to take home after getting laid off.
03-31-24, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 622
Posted By veganbikes

+1 DangerousDanR get a good quality bolt of the...

+1 DangerousDanR get a good quality bolt of the correct size and length. Plenty of cheap bolts that are not worth your time. Your average hardware store may or may not have what you need.

Make...
03-31-24, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I don't rely on others for accountability in all...

I don't rely on others for accountability in all the various corners of my life. In cycling, I ride instrumented, power and HR or just HR. I post every ride, walk, workout, hike, ski, etc., etc., on...
03-31-24, 12:01 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,694
Posted By ACHiPo

Because if it’s not the lightest at the price...

Because if it’s not the lightest at the price point it’s a disadvantage.
Forum: Commuting
03-29-24, 01:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,032
Posted By cyclomath

Shoes, pants, and a bunch of shirts, socks and...

Shoes, pants, and a bunch of shirts, socks and underwear. A towel, a pack of wipes, deodorant. A tube with fast dissolving magnesium/potassium tablets, just in case.
One or two chocolate bars, also...
Forum: Commuting
03-28-24, 02:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,032
Posted By pdlamb

Under cube desk: gym bag with flip-flops for...

Under cube desk: gym bag with flip-flops for shower, soap, shampoo, hanger (for work clothes while showering, and bike clothes during the day), lock, and athletes foot cream. Dress shoes.
...
Forum: Touring
03-27-24, 08:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,342
Posted By djb

Ya, I know, I know. Stuff is always changing and...

Ya, I know, I know. Stuff is always changing and I don't have a problem with that. It's the creative writing aspect of this that has always bugged me.
Will be interesting to see where all this goes...
Forum: Touring
03-27-24, 08:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,342
Posted By john m flores

That's been the way of the world for decades and...

That's been the way of the world for decades and centuries now, hasn't it? I don't know how to milk a cow, gut an animal and prepare a hide, set type, or program with punchcards. Instead, my time has...
Forum: Touring
03-27-24, 05:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,342
Posted By djb

don't know what to say except, f me a certain...

don't know what to say except, f me a certain percentage of future folks are going to lack a lot of skill sets in life
03-27-24, 04:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 563
Posted By spelger

Don't think the tire is bad. Looks bulging but I...

Don't think the tire is bad. Looks bulging but I think that is the hub below. The light area just looks like dirt to me.
Forum: Touring
03-27-24, 03:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,342
Posted By indyfabz

AI is going to put ďPenthouse ForumĒ writers out...

AI is going to put ďPenthouse ForumĒ writers out on the streets. :D
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By clasher

I was kind of thinking about trying it, but I...

I was kind of thinking about trying it, but I need to get my arse in gear this year and try to get a 1000k done, and maybe that 600k/8000m thing too. Sounds like LEL '25 will be more supported, and...
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By downtube42

I went into LEL prepared for cold, rain and wind,...

I went into LEL prepared for cold, rain and wind, based on stories from past events. I brought wool and rain gear. Not a stretch for me, living in the PNW. What happened was a heat wave, beginning...
03-24-24, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By bwilli88

these are the pics from the Blue Lug I visited, a...

these are the pics from the Blue Lug I visited, a little bit of everything.
...
03-24-24, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By Mtracer

As for sizing, I don't buy anything that doesn't...

As for sizing, I don't buy anything that doesn't have a size chart with chest measurements. That way I at least know it's an appropriate size. The "cut" of the jersey that you're referring to is a...
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By downtube42

I'm registered. LEL 2022 is my only DNF in...

I'm registered.

LEL 2022 is my only DNF in 14 years of rando. Unfinished business; I'm appropriately intimidated.

https://www.strava.com/activities/7656845409
03-23-24, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By Russ Roth

There is no set answer for this, every brand is...

There is no set answer for this, every brand is different and even the claimed sizes can vary heavily. Sport is usually looser than race or club fits in my experience but even terms can vary from...
03-22-24, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 669
Posted By Oldairhead

Much like what #Gugie said above. The spokes...

Much like what #Gugie said above. The spokes under the most tension are the pulling spokes on the rear hub. Since most spoke failures occur at the bend, a pulling spoke should be on the inside of the...
03-21-24, 01:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 669
Posted By John E

If I rebuild on an existing hub, I keep the same...

If I rebuild on an existing hub, I keep the same clockwise/anticlockwise inner/outer spoke pattern that is evident in the indentations on the hub flange.

In practice, I have yet to find that the...
03-20-24, 12:50 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,408
Posted By john m flores

Be careful what you wish for. They're mostly...

Be careful what you wish for. They're mostly half-completed project bikes.
03-20-24, 06:20 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,408
Posted By john m flores

Very good point. There used to be a wall...

Very good point.

There used to be a wall between editorial and advertising to make sure that content was not influence by advertising. I know a guy that worked at BusinessWeek many moons ago for...
03-20-24, 05:47 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,408
Posted By PeteHski

This comment near the end caught my eye. ďit...

This comment near the end caught my eye.

ďit needs to be emphasized that categorization into the different windows of time-restricted eating was determined on the basis of just two days of dietary...
03-19-24, 08:29 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,427
Posted By HelpSingularity

After over 50 years of purchasing and using...

After over 50 years of purchasing and using bicycle tires (including Clement Seta, Extra Seta, Campionato del Mondo Seta and all sorts of wired-on tires over the decades) I tell anyone (who will...
03-19-24, 05:33 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,427
Posted By mstateglfr

Good lord- it was mentioned already and the...

Good lord- it was mentioned already and the thread should have died right then - REI has basically msrp pricing.
If you buy a tire from REI, it had better be because you are in person and need it...
03-19-24, 03:41 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,408
Posted By roadcrankr

Maybe I missed it, but a few matters did not...

Maybe I missed it, but a few matters did not become clear to me.
1. How did they select participants? (Random, volunteers, paid, sickly, etc.)
2. What type and how many of the study's individuals...
03-19-24, 12:58 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,408
Posted By MoAlpha

This appears to be a meeting abstract, so not...

This appears to be a meeting abstract, so not rigorously peer reviewed. For conferences, one just tends to weed out the obvious junk and it's unusual for anything to get rejected. It's a nice big...
03-19-24, 09:41 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,427
Posted By PeteHski

Good point. I often see the older gen versions...

Good point. I often see the older gen versions on sale, especially in narrower width. Even see different prices with black vs tan wall versions.
03-19-24, 09:19 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,427
Posted By Iride01

Are you certain its the exact same GP 5000 tire?...

Are you certain its the exact same GP 5000 tire? They have so many different versions of them. It's not just tubeless vs tubed. So maybe some are just such a niche market they command higher prices...
03-18-24, 07:39 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,427
Posted By Russ Roth

Rei tends to price things a little high, finding...

Rei tends to price things a little high, finding these around 70.00 isn't too hard most of the time, but with a little time and patience they pop up as sale items on a regular basis for 50.00. Buying...
03-17-24, 05:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,427
Posted By Pompiere

I had a younger co-worker who learned this lesson...

I had a younger co-worker who learned this lesson when he got what he thought was a great deal on a used BMW. He was happy for a few months, but then he had a lot of expensive periodic maintenance...
03-17-24, 01:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,427
Posted By bikingshearer

What I have heard about older Jaguars is that you...

What I have heard about older Jaguars is that you do not own it, you borrow it from your mechanic every other weekend.
03-17-24, 10:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,427
Posted By cudak888

Fast forward to this weekend - I had a chance to...

Fast forward to this weekend - I had a chance to clean it up.

Long story short, it looks great and the saddle is a close cousin of the Worst Saddle in The World that pastorbobnlnh currently has on...
03-17-24, 10:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,427
Posted By cudak888

A Jaguar that isnít a Schwinn and a Schwinn thatís not a racer.

Last weekend, I went to see this - despite every known reason to mankind to run the hell away from it:
...
03-16-24, 11:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 893
Posted By gugie

Definitely Nervar Star. I had a set on my first...

Definitely Nervar Star. I had a set on my first "quality" bike. Paid $20 to upgrade from the cottered crank it came with.
...
03-15-24, 03:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 972
Posted By Chuck M

That seems to me to be a terrible waste of beer.

That seems to me to be a terrible waste of beer.
03-14-24, 04:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 628
Posted By FBinNY

Cartridge BBs of this type require that both cups...

Cartridge BBs of this type require that both cups are bottomed out against the cartridge. Failing to do so causes two problems.

1- the gap can allow the cartridge to move sideways.
2- not being...
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