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06-24-22, 06:22 PM
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Posted By ultrarider7

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06-13-22, 02:15 PM
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Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Not today, but yesterday I rode my 77 birthday...

Not today, but yesterday I rode my 77 birthday miles, only about 2400'. I rode the first 54.2 with my wife on our tandem, our usual Sunday group ride. Then I got on my single and rode home with a...
06-08-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2,062
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Posted By grcolts

Gravel Bike Recommendation

I just purchased a new Jamis Renegade bike for road riding, gravel and trails. Why did I pick this one? I looked at many bicycles out there and found several I really liked but none were in stock for...
06-06-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 551
Posted By phughes

Check out these articles:...

Check out these articles: https://www.stevehoggbikefitting.com/bikefit/2011/02/seat-height-how-hard-can-it-be/
...
06-06-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 551
Posted By Rolla

If you've got a smart phone, there's a free app...

If you've got a smart phone, there's a free app called Angle Meter that I've found to be very handy for consistently setting up things like saddles and handlebars.
...
06-05-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 551
Posted By phughes

The point was that, if the OP installed the seat...

The point was that, if the OP installed the seat by simply removing the old one from the seat post, then installing the C17, it may be too high since the C17 sits higher off the rails than many more...
06-05-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 551
Posted By dedhed

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1037746...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1037746-saddle-tilt-up-down-flat.html
06-05-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 551
Posted By phughes

When you installed it, did you remove the seat...

When you installed it, did you remove the seat post to install it, or did you leave the seat post on the bike, and simply swap saddles? If you simply swapped saddles, it is very likely you saddle is...
06-03-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4,471
Views: 702,291
Posted By Biker395

Seems appropriate ... ...

Seems appropriate ...

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05-28-22, 05:41 PM
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Posted By philbob57

Sunny, 68-70, light wind, beautiful day. Sunny,...

Sunny, 68-70, light wind, beautiful day. Sunny, warmer (into the 80s) and then cooler projected over the next 9 days. I'm being careful about not going more than 10% farther than the longest ride in...
05-02-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 57,942
Posted By livedarklions

I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest...

I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that bike shoes are necessary if you use clipless and optional with flats.
05-02-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,222
Posted By hokiefyd

If you truly need both a folding bead and...

If you truly need both a folding bead and (presumably strong) puncture resistance, your choices may be limited. Most of the tires known for good durability (like most of the Schwalbe Marathon line...
05-01-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4,471
Views: 702,291
Posted By Ogsarg

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Artichokes. Just south of Castroville, the...
05-01-22, 05:39 PM
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Posted By Ttom

I am an uncool rider, the only bike apparel I...

I am an uncool rider, the only bike apparel I wear is a helmet and bike shorts if I am going out for a few hours or more. Some of the club riders just do not approve. I don't race, I don't time my...
05-01-22, 09:48 AM
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Views: 718,487
Posted By msalvetti

I bought a 2021 FX Sport 4 in March. Had been on...

I bought a 2021 FX Sport 4 in March. Had been on order by the LBS for months. I'm actually glad I got the 2021 version, I don't think the geometry of the 2022's would work for me.

It came with the...
04-30-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2,062
Views: 718,487
Posted By Jonavin

I went for a 20 miles ride today in mixed...

I went for a 20 miles ride today in mixed pavement, pack gravel, loose gravel and wooden boardwalks and bridges. This FX 2 seems to be perfect for these conditions, although I probably went too fast...
04-27-22, 03:18 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 57,942
Posted By PeteHski

These shoe threads are great for bringing out the...

These shoe threads are great for bringing out the anti-cycling gear crowd. On a dedicated bike forum too, lol

Of course some non-cycling specific shoes happen to be quite reasonable for cycling,...
04-25-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 57,942
Posted By seypat

I bought a pair to try last year. Previously I...

I bought a pair to try last year. Previously I was riding MKS Urban pedals and straps. My thoughts:

I bought some used 2 sided pedals from my local CL. SPD on on side flat on the other. Then I...
04-25-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2,062
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Posted By hokiefyd

I like the Keens because they have a closed toe...

I like the Keens because they have a closed toe box for protection, they have a relatively firm base for stability, and they're pretty durable and don't get torn up by traction pegs in MTB style...
04-24-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 57,942
Posted By UniChris

Wind chill more than flex became an issue for my...

Wind chill more than flex became an issue for my usual trail running type sneakers this winter, but I lucked out in scoring some closeout store brand low top hiking shoes that were nominally...
04-24-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 57,942
Posted By philbob57

This may be a zombie, but it may help many people...

This may be a zombie, but it may help many people by coming back to life.

It's not toe poke that bothers me - it's pain on the soles of my feet. Bike shoes are stiffer than sneakers or running or...
04-24-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 57,942
Posted By wolfchild

I know this is a zombie thread, but I'll...

I know this is a zombie thread, but I'll bite....I started cycling in 2007, it's 2022. I have ridden many thousands of miles in the last 15 years and I still haven't purchased cycling specific...
04-24-22, 12:53 AM
Replies: 2,062
Views: 718,487
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Did about 30 miles with a friend--definitely...

Did about 30 miles with a friend--definitely tougher miles than I had anticipated. A good bit of climbing, and the grades were typical Seattle (aka not mild). Like before, it makes speed easily and...
04-23-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2,062
Views: 718,487
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

2014 Trek FX 7.3 in Black Titanite (metallic)....

2014 Trek FX 7.3 in Black Titanite (metallic). 25" / XL size.

Original frame, fork, headset, and spacers. Stock V-brakes with Kool Stop Thinline pads. Dura-Ace 9000 shifters, derailleurs,...
04-23-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 5,275
Posted By ZIPP2001

All my kits are bright, not a fan of dark colors...

All my kits are bright, not a fan of dark colors this was my latest custom design....
04-22-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4,471
Views: 702,291
Posted By locolobo13

Desert Classic Trail, South Mountain, Phx

Just getting my new computer setup. These are a couple of weeks ago.

Cholla in bloom
http://i.imgur.com/k55otsbl.jpg (https://imgur.com/k55otsb)

Pencil Cholla
http://i.imgur.com/D09WupFl.jpg...
04-13-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,019
Posted By drlogik

Folks, the OP has Lanocote. It's specifically...

Folks, the OP has Lanocote. It's specifically made to prevent galvanic corrosion, especially in salt water conditions with different metals. It will work great!
02-20-22, 07:59 AM
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Posted By Masonchat

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02-20-22, 07:48 AM
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Posted By Virtus

I have enough posts to add pics now. Really...

I have enough posts to add pics now. Really enjoying the FX.
...
02-17-22, 12:22 PM
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Views: 9,603
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Out riding the beer has become much harder :lol:...

Out riding the beer has become much harder :lol: Never had to watch what I eat until recently and realizing you are never going to look like you did at 28 when you are 54. Hard pill for the ego to...
02-17-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 6,064
Posted By Kapusta

Assuming the same exertion for the same time, it...

Assuming the same exertion for the same time, it would be a wash.

What it really comes down to is having the bike that is the most subjective fun for you which in turn means you are more likely to...
02-14-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 189,877
Posted By Cratecruncher

Yes, this is a concern of mine too. I live in an...

Yes, this is a concern of mine too. I live in an urban setting with lots of traffic, parked cars on the street, and inattentive drivers. To add to the stress I also have steep hills that have me...
02-14-22, 08:27 PM
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Posted By rsbob

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02-14-22, 08:02 PM
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Posted By bjjoondo

18-mile ride using 4 different urban/rail-trails...

18-mile ride using 4 different urban/rail-trails then meeting my wife Jo, downtown to get ourselves a "No Buns", lettuce wrap western BBQ cheeseburger for our Valentine's Day Lunch! She had a AM...
02-11-22, 10:13 PM
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Posted By rsbob

After 3 years off due to plantar fasciitis and a...

After 3 years off due to plantar fasciitis and a bad back, decided to give it a try and ran (I mean jogged) 3.5 miles with my dog. After gardening for 3 hours cleaning up overgrown plants and...
02-11-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 26,312
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Posted By Wildwood

this 3yo (soon) girl hasn't been controlled or...

this 3yo (soon) girl hasn't been controlled or directed, 'cepting for safety needs. What she has is a mother who believes "What you may learn on the playground of Life is best learned early". They...
02-11-22, 02:02 PM
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Posted By drsmoooth

15 miles, sunny and 72 degrees!!!!

15 miles, sunny and 72 degrees!!!!
02-10-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,489
Posted By hormone1971

Thanks heaps for the replies to all - and I...

Thanks heaps for the replies to all - and I thought a bike was just a bike.
02-09-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2,062
Views: 718,487
Posted By Virtus

I picked up a red '22 FX 2 today; I'm calling it...

I picked up a red '22 FX 2 today; I'm calling it my dad-mobile and can't wait to put some miles on it. I know it's not a true road bike but it feels like a race car compared to my 13 year old full...
02-09-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4,471
Views: 702,291
Posted By locolobo13

North Phoenix a couple mornings ago

http://i.imgur.com/Vci46mrl.jpg (https://imgur.com/Vci46mr)

http://i.imgur.com/Iaox3jZl.jpg (https://imgur.com/Iaox3jZ)

http://i.imgur.com/KWMRBM3l.jpg (https://imgur.com/KWMRBM3)
02-08-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 26,312
Views: 2,831,199
Posted By Wildwood

Mid40*s this morning. Thin overcast. Calm. 20...

Mid40*s this morning. Thin overcast. Calm.
20 miles on the road. One close pass (~2ft) by large minivan.
Getting a good many shorter (10-20mi) rides on these dry days.
...
02-08-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4,471
Views: 702,291
Posted By big john

There are equestrian trails but I've never seen a...

There are equestrian trails but I've never seen a horse out there, or horse droppings. I have seen runners on that dirt section. Closer to my house there are a lot of horses and some of the trails...
02-08-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4,471
Views: 702,291
Posted By big john

We don't have any of that white stuff but most...

We don't have any of that white stuff but most bike paths are plagued by the reeling leash.
This path does have benches where you can take a break and watch people....
02-08-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4,471
Views: 702,291
Posted By rumrunn6

oh interesting! don't know if it would fly in our...

oh interesting! don't know if it would fly in our area
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02-08-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4,471
Views: 702,291
Posted By big john

The far left lane is for walkers/runners, etc....

The far left lane is for walkers/runners, etc. There are miles of this path and most of it has the extra lane and most of the foot traffic stays in that lane. Of course there are always knuckleheads...
02-06-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4,471
Views: 702,291
Posted By tkamd73

No bike, but more wild life, taken by my...

No bike, but more wild life, taken by my son-in-law while kayaking.
Tim
...
02-06-22, 03:12 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,603
Posted By AlgarveCycling

It sounds like you are motivated and losing...

It sounds like you are motivated and losing weight and cycling more will motivate you more.

3 years ago I was 86kg (1.68m tall) and could only manage 10-20km on the bike. I bought an e-bike to...
02-05-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,603
Posted By BTinNYC

Here's the beginner training plan I'm using; ...

Here's the beginner training plan I'm using;

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/fitness/training/cycling-training-plan-beginner-153317

If I had a smart watch, I wouldn't have bought the monitor.
02-05-22, 10:35 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,603
Posted By SAScott

You comment about a heart rate monitor brings me...

You comment about a heart rate monitor brings me to ask a question. I have a Apple Watch. I bought it so that I could monitor my heart rate and do ECGs. (I have a heart condition.) Is a heart rate...
02-05-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,603
Posted By BTinNYC

Pepper, Keep on the mend! I found a...

Pepper,
Keep on the mend!

I found a beginners training plan and bought a simple heart monitor. I learned I was working way too hard, way too fast. Riding smarter has helped me a lot (I don't mean...
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