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06-19-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,182
Posted By Bike Gremlin

Without taking a look at your bike, and at the...

Without taking a look at your bike, and at the local parts availability (not taking that for granted), it's difficult to answer that question - at least for me. :(
06-14-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 348
Posted By Iride01

You have a coach? Trust your coach. Don't...

You have a coach?

Trust your coach. Don't try to make us second guess their recommendation when they know more about you than we ever will.
06-03-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,221
Posted By soyabean

For most novice riders, that would be fine, but...

For most novice riders, that would be fine, but most enthusiasts will remove the default (thick and heavy) shipping grease that is on all new chains, and re-lube with their favorite lube.
06-03-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,221
Posted By cxwrench

Use a ruler to measure chain wear. I promise that...

Use a ruler to measure chain wear. I promise that you haven't put any measurable wear on that chain in a week.
05-25-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By Entropy_S

I sincerely appreciate everyone's input, thank...

I sincerely appreciate everyone's input, thank you! The common denominator I am seeing among the posts in this thread is to go to a reputable bike store and have my wife measured for an appropriate...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,321
Posted By Koyote

If you're happy riding cheap & nasty tires with...

If you're happy riding cheap & nasty tires with tubes, knock yourself out. But don't fall into the common fallacy of believing that your experiences are universal.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,321
Posted By chaadster

Another example of why tubeless is awesome.

If I just said my ride yesterday was in a thunderstorm and that I got punctures in both tires, you wouldnít think it was a great ride, but it was! The rain eased, and by the end of the ride, yielded...
05-03-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 682
Posted By mihlbach

In my experience with tubeless tires, after a...

In my experience with tubeless tires, after a tire is installed, air loss slows with time. As the tire is ridden, the sealant gradually gunks up all the micro leaks. In contrast, inner tubes always...
05-03-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,329
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

No, no, no, no cardiologist. They'll give give...

No, no, no, no cardiologist. They'll give give you pills and make you worry. Instead, use the GB search function and turn up probably a good 100 threads on riding with heart rate or HR or HRM.
The...
05-03-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 682
Posted By cxwrench

There is no 'normal'.

There is no 'normal'.
04-29-22, 05:47 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,925
Posted By livedarklions

The vast majority of people commenting in this...

The vast majority of people commenting in this thread are motorists. I am. I can say with no doubt that no one would comment on or even remember a similar "delay" if it had been caused by another...
04-28-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,212
Posted By indyfabz

You sold them shifters that are both around 50...

You sold them shifters that are both around 50 years old. I would move on. :D
04-24-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,098
Posted By Kapusta

The is why you donít put chains in the dryer.

The is why you donít put chains in the dryer.
04-20-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 559
Posted By 79pmooney

People have been painting their shoes a long...

People have been painting their shoes a long time. Maybe you should paint the first pair and keep them as comfortable seconds.
04-18-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 296
Posted By palimpsest

1. Focus on the present, not the past 2. Talk...

1. Focus on the present, not the past
2. Talk about the future early on
3. Make sure you’re attracted to the wheel, not the idea of a relationship
4. Don’t skip the intimate talk!
5. Meet each...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,081
Posted By Kapusta

Reminds of a line in a movie about a restaurant: ...

Reminds of a line in a movie about a restaurant:

"The food is just awful"
"Then why do you keep going there?"
"The portions are so big!"
04-10-22, 12:59 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,447
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Sorry, cyccommute, the two underlined portions...

Sorry, cyccommute, the two underlined portions seem to be contradictory. How does one control the performance of one's product without some testing regarding the effect on the efficacy of the...
04-04-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,447
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I mainly switched to chain waxing for the...

I mainly switched to chain waxing for the improvement in cleanliness; drivetrain longevity (if any) is just a bonus.



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03-29-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,180
Posted By livedarklions

Does John-boy still ride?

Does John-boy still ride?
03-28-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,180
Posted By Rolla

Iíd love to see the data that supports that, but...

Iíd love to see the data that supports that, but I bet I never will.
03-28-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,180
Posted By tomato coupe

A blowout before you ride 50 feet is almost...

A blowout before you ride 50 feet is almost certainly an installation mistake. Their refusal to warranty the tube was justified.
03-22-22, 04:27 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 6,305
Posted By TiHabanero

I worked in a bike shop from 1982 to September...

I worked in a bike shop from 1982 to September 2021 and consistent between all the shops I worked in Monday, Friday and Saturday were the biggest dollar days with bike sales at the head of the...
03-21-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,168
Posted By genec

Not to disagree with you in anyway... but just...

Not to disagree with you in anyway... but just to point out the irony of the forward person, having to have a mirror, to see behind and avoid the person who is approaching from behind that has a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 678
Posted By Koyote

Yes, and yes.

Yes, and yes.
Forum: Foo
03-08-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,009
Posted By Juan Foote

I think you should consider your username and...

I think you should consider your username and triple up on some b b beans!!!!

Can't hate on spicy hot meaty beany chili with some sharp cheddar on top and a side of Fritos.
Forum: Foo
03-08-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,640
Posted By BTinNYC

I wore a tie in business to show respect. Respect...

I wore a tie in business to show respect. Respect for the people I worked with and respect for our clients.

I wear a tie to big life events like christenings, funerals and weddings to show...
03-07-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,461
Posted By Calsun

I damaged both knees last year thanks to a...

I damaged both knees last year thanks to a neighbor letting her dog get loose and run out into the street. I needed to shave my legs to get the bandages to stick.
03-06-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,818
Posted By indyfabz

I cut a tire during a week-long event. Mechanical...

I cut a tire during a week-long event. Mechanical support only had Gatorskins as replacements. Riding on that thing on the rear was awful.
03-05-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,818
Posted By livedarklions

Nor is resistance directly correlated to price....

Nor is resistance directly correlated to price. There's lots of reasons besides speed that one tire might be more expensive than another.
03-04-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,168
Posted By UniChris

No, they haven't. VC makes no claim of invention...

No, they haven't. VC makes no claim of invention or ownership. VC is just one name for doing what many have independently (both before and after) come to the same conclusion is safest.

What you...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,241
Posted By Litho dbh

This right here. bbbean has it. Case closed,...

This right here. bbbean has it. Case closed, court dismissed.
03-02-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,491
Posted By msu2001la

Of course you could make more money selling it on...

Of course you could make more money selling it on Facebook, Craigslist, etc but Pro's Closet makes the process very easy and also you don't have to worry about getting stabbed in a parking lot after...
03-02-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,491
Posted By dmanthree

Pro's Closet

I recently sold a bike via the Pro's Closet, and the experience was *very* positive. I posted the two required photos, described the bike exactly as it sat, and received a very fair offer. I accepted...
03-01-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 967
Posted By PeteHski

I think these days most people using high-end...

I think these days most people using high-end trainers would have a power meter on their bikes as a matter of course. So I don't think that's a big issue given the price point. The bigger issue is...
02-19-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,925
Posted By frogman

This post should have ended this...

This post should have ended this thread................. :bang:
02-18-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,925
Posted By Daniel4

Here's a thought experiment. Imagine how smooth...

Here's a thought experiment. Imagine how smooth flowing the traffic would be if all the cars on this road were actually bicycles.
02-15-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By Unca_Sam

Yes, you can do this with a threadless stem. In...

Yes, you can do this with a threadless stem. In fact, they'll frequently be sold as +/- (degrees of deviation from the right angle with the steerer).
02-09-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,925
Posted By mcours2006

This is obviously a troll thread, and I'm...

This is obviously a troll thread, and I'm surprised that no one has called OP out for it. It's interesting that someone who's been on the forums since 2008 and with over 600 posts would think that...
02-09-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,925
Posted By jack pot

i have ridden a lot in downtown Austin and other...

i have ridden a lot in downtown Austin and other big cities. in Austin I ride the main streets around the Capital and South Congress ... i always ride (under 15mph) in a car lane and in the midst of...
02-09-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,925
Posted By making

I really hate riding in the city on a dedicated...

I really hate riding in the city on a dedicated bike lane even if safely separate most of the time. The problem is turns and crossing side streets. I would rather ride in traffic making turns and...
02-08-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,925
Posted By njkayaker

People already explained why. The right lane...

People already explained why.

The right lane appears too narrow for vehicles to safely pass a single cyclist. Even if that single cyclist was hugging the curb.

Georgia has a 3 foot passing law....
02-08-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,925
Posted By genejockey

Why did YOU pick one of the worse roads in...

Why did YOU pick one of the worse roads in Atlanta to go out for a drive?
02-08-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,925
Posted By livedarklions

Funny, you type it slowly like we didn't get it...

Funny, you type it slowly like we didn't get it the first time, but it's very clear that we all got what you're saying right the first time. You're just in the wrong here, and you don't get why.
...
02-08-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,925
Posted By making

Thanks for typing slow.

Thanks for typing slow.
02-08-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,925
Posted By genec

You know, funny thing about this picture... if...

You know, funny thing about this picture... if the traffic was so heavy... why isn't there another car behind the one on the left, at the light?

So if it were a bus in the lane ahead of you,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By Psimet2001

It depends on which speed sensor you're meaning...

It depends on which speed sensor you're meaning but if it is one of the ones designed to go around the hub then it will always be like that. What's more the small weight of them and the fact that hub...
02-07-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,925
Posted By Iride01

I've driven the city streets of Atlanta and...

I've driven the city streets of Atlanta and traffic never moves well enough for me anytime I've been there. And it might only be me and one other car on the street.
02-07-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,925
Posted By Iride01

I think you missed my point. I was being...

I think you missed my point.

I was being sarcastic to the OP. In essence I was wondering why the cyclist should PO anyone any more than a slow car. When I'm driving my car, slow motor...
02-07-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,925
Posted By Iride01

I know in large cities maybe riding the center...

I know in large cities maybe riding the center white strip is commonly done. But for me being from the small town, I'm going to stay in the center of my lane. It doesn't look like the lanes are...
02-07-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,925
Posted By caloso

Does the OP understand that a 35 zone means that...

Does the OP understand that a 35 zone means that 35 mph is the maximum speed, not the minimum?
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