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04-15-24, 05:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,119
Posted By urbanknight

If only Campagnolo made fishing equipment.

If only Campagnolo made fishing equipment.
04-02-24, 02:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,593
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Too many of the kinds of punctures I've gotten on...

Too many of the kinds of punctures I've gotten on the road are beyond the ability of tubeless sealant to seal. This isn't a fun thing to find out the hard way. I've recently begun using those...
02-24-24, 03:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,322
Posted By Camilo

A home made alignment tool is very, very easy to...

A home made alignment tool is very, very easy to make with readily available parts, and easy to use. I made something like this and it worked well when I spread the rear spacing of an older steel...
02-21-24, 06:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,322
Posted By Camilo

I got a skewer with my trainer (languishing as it...

I got a skewer with my trainer (languishing as it is). It's just a cheaper, less refined version of the other internal cam skewers I have, as far as I can tell.

Like someone said, I think it's...
02-13-24, 10:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,322
Posted By FBinNY

OK You're holding half your problem in your hand....

OK You're holding half your problem in your hand. Note the smooth face, or the shallow dull teeth ( not sure which from the photo). Note also the lack of serious bite marks on the dropout. If you...
11-27-23, 03:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,208
Posted By downtube42

A lot of the stronger guys have a hard time...

A lot of the stronger guys have a hard time letting go of that persona, and drop out rather than finish in the back.

I think of my age in PBP timeframes. Tomorrow is never guaranteed, but in PBP...
11-24-23, 07:54 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,061
Posted By DaveSSS

I use Wind Blox. I think they work better than...

I use Wind Blox. I think they work better than cat ears.

https://wind-blox.com/
Forum: Great Lakes
11-15-23, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,158
Posted By detroitjim

First posted this 20 months ago. The project...

First posted this 20 months ago.

The project is in the design phase. Jason Castor, Sterling Heights' development director, said he expects construction to begin in 2024, perhaps in the summer or...
11-14-23, 07:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,924
Posted By pepperbelly

Weight loss and riding

I rode today after a sorta layoff of a few months.
I am 65 and overweight. I found all kinds of reasons to not ride- mainly because it just easn’t fun.
Since February 1st I have lost 75 pounds. I...
11-13-23, 08:19 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,989
Posted By wheelreason

My whale oil lamp was the best...

My whale oil lamp was the best...
11-13-23, 06:46 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,989
Posted By Trakhak

My Reynolds 853 bike with 9-speed Ultegra is...

My Reynolds 853 bike with 9-speed Ultegra is quietly rusting away in the basement. My Ultegra 10-speed STI levers are sitting in a box somewhere, only because I rarely throw anything out.

Got sick...
09-17-23, 03:01 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,215
Posted By wolfchild

This type of crime should have automatic death...

This type of crime should have automatic death penalty.
09-17-23, 02:01 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,215
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

This is murder. Call it a 1st degree,...

This is murder.

Call it a 1st degree, premeditated MURDER.

Both of the car drivers should be tried Murder1 and spend the rest of their pitiful lives under the prison
07-06-23, 02:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,041
Posted By downtube42

Ten years ago when I did a few 24 hour races,...

Ten years ago when I did a few 24 hour races, casual acquaintances would insinuate that I must be doping. I'm a desk jockey who rides 3-4x per week and my numbers wouldn't impress anyone who knows...
05-14-23, 12:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,710
Posted By zandoval

Some People Don't Have A Choice!I have seen a few...

Some People Don't Have A Choice!I have seen a few people delay ridding because they are looking for a suitable bicycle. I personally find this wrong. Ya find yourself some garage sale bicycle and...
04-28-23, 11:53 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 63,320
Posted By 79pmooney

I did zero research. Just took the pills. For...

I did zero research. Just took the pills. For the first month, I felt nothing. Then an increasing level of spacey-ness and all the feeling that came from breathing styrene fumes emitted by...
04-06-23, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,366
Posted By Troul

I don't have that brand; The only issue I've had...

I don't have that brand; The only issue I've had as a failure is the valve stem leaking & not being able to seal it up. Threads were likely out of tolerance as I didn't see any splits.


the air...
02-15-23, 10:43 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 15,796
Posted By Jrasero

I have the previous HUNT Aero Light Disc Wheelset...

I have the previous HUNT Aero Light Disc Wheelset but these are 28mm and 1469g and I love these wheels. I have them on my Litespeed Cherohala City and there amazing for the price. No they are not...
Forum: Recumbent
01-05-23, 11:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,300
Posted By Leisesturm

I don't need or want 3'. I want not to be hit!...

I don't need or want 3'. I want not to be hit! I'd love not to be passed at 30mph. It was wrong for cycling advocates to push for unreasonable passing distances given the congestion on most urban and...
Forum: Recumbent
12-26-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,300
Posted By Trakhak

Which is great for us vampires waiting to scoop...

Which is great for us vampires waiting to scoop up those road and MTB bikes for pennies on the dollar! I'm looking at Craigslist far more often these days for exactly that reason.
Replies: 24
Views: 3,176
Posted By ThermionicScott

I don't do that, but I will be careful about...

I don't do that, but I will be careful about hotel breakfast eggs and bacon on the morning of. Experience (namely RAGBRAI) has taught me the value of keeping about a yard of neatly folded-up toilet...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,539
Posted By mihlbach

I have been running a Schwalbe Aerothan (front)...

I have been running a Schwalbe Aerothan (front) and a Pirelli Smarttube (rear) for about a year…about 5000 miles. They sure look fragile and I made sure my rim was good and clean when I installed...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,539
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah those reviews did put me off buying one last...

Yeah those reviews did put me off buying one last time I was about to pull the trigger. Even as a last resort emergency spare I want something pretty reliable otherwise it defeats the point. But I...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-16-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,491
Posted By detroitjim

Mi:TAP SEMCOG Interactive map

Ever wonder what has happen or is happening with those SE Michigan Transportation Alternatives Program grants you heard about.
I did..... This is what I found.

Very Nice!!!

...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-16-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,868
Posted By detroitjim

St Clair Michigan New bike trail segment 2022

Just about a mile of new bike trail will be added to the Bridge to Bay Trail

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/445x357/stc_bp_db5dac31f44c9b3e92b258b3ed1d1a3adecdab12.jpg

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01-13-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 16,215
Posted By GhostRider62

My tires were 20mm in 1995 on PBP, 25 mm in 2015,...

My tires were 20mm in 1995 on PBP, 25 mm in 2015, and 23/25mm in 2019.

Like you, I used 35 or 38 mm tires (Compass/Herse) if there is a good amount of gravel on a brevet or if the roads are...
Replies: 49
Views: 5,063
Posted By kingston

At the beginning of the 2020 season we surveyed...

At the beginning of the 2020 season we surveyed our club members to see what they wanted to get out of the club without RUSA since they took the year off, and the findings were really interesting....
12-22-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,678
Posted By prj71

Or you could get a fat bike and enjoy the real...

Or you could get a fat bike and enjoy the real world instead of that fake one on the flat screen. You really missed nothing on TV the last 8 months or 8 years. It's all garbage...which is why I don't...
12-12-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7,515
Views: 3,717,310
Posted By justcynn

Ready to ride. 1996 Trek Singletrack 930 ...

Ready to ride. 1996 Trek Singletrack 930

With 3x7 microshift levers, bars and new Cinelli bar tape. Total budget on this one came in at $245 which includes $80 worth of labor at the LBS not...
12-10-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7,515
Views: 3,717,310
Posted By wrk101

I keep an eye out for the late 1980s Deore XT,...

I keep an eye out for the late 1980s Deore XT, DX, and LX product line. I find them on donor bikes or at co ops. Last upgraded my 1988 Cimarron with a 1990 Shogun Prairie Breaker donor bike. It was...
12-09-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,871
Posted By indyfabz

A case of decent beer. :popcorn

A case of decent beer.

:popcorn
12-05-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7,515
Views: 3,717,310
Posted By Niall Dublin

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/91055db5_c98a_4e2c_be5f_2377584cc0cd_c43248b4223eaa990f598101a34a86cd0320e48c.jpeg
I posted my 83 Stumpjumper before, this is how it...
12-02-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,207
Posted By Daniel4

I hope this technology will stop drivers of...

I hope this technology will stop drivers of pickups from bullying other road users.
Replies: 107
Views: 12,756
Posted By atwl77

I completed a 300k over the weekend. The original...

I completed a 300k over the weekend. The original route was supposed to feature a steep hill near the halfway mark but a recent landslide forced the organizers to change the route to a tamer,...
Replies: 107
Views: 12,756
Posted By downtube42

I rode my November 200k today - Perm 2521...

I rode my November 200k today - Perm 2521 Portland-Aumsville-Portland - solo as usual. It's become my go-to perm, replacing the ride up to Ripplebrook which is sadly still unavailable due to wildfire...
Replies: 107
Views: 12,756
Posted By joewein

I signed up for my first 2022 season ride about a...

I signed up for my first 2022 season ride about a week ago, it's a 300 km ride the weekend after next (since the season starts in November). Until October I hadn't done any regular brevets in 2021...
10-03-21, 02:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,547
Posted By Tony Marley

I wish more cities would do likewise.

I wish more cities would do likewise.
09-21-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,000
Posted By Fade24

Sorry for the late reply. Yeah I have been...

Sorry for the late reply. Yeah I have been looking for rollers used on fb and Craigslist. Unfortunately haven’t found any under $100.
09-19-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,519
Posted By wolfchild

In my 15 years of cycling and riding many 100...

In my 15 years of cycling and riding many 100 mile centuries in very hot humid weather I've never carried electrolyte powders.. I prefer real food, I just stop and eat real food.
09-19-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,519
Posted By canklecat

Do not trust drivers. Ever. I read comments on...

Do not trust drivers. Ever.
I read comments on the police/emergency reports of collisions and wrecks in my area. It's a good reminder of how many psychopaths are behind the wheel who regard cyclists...
09-18-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,519
Posted By shelbyfv

If you are 50+ don't pass on an opportunity to...

If you are 50+ don't pass on an opportunity to pee.
09-14-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,371
Posted By Maelochs

She was until he made her ride 60 miles on a...

She was until he made her ride 60 miles on a Denali ........
08-26-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 11,471
Posted By Riveting

But in fact you're making a pun, which is joking,...

But in fact you're making a pun, which is joking, so you're clearly not a serious rider.
08-23-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,073
Posted By Iride01

Ah... missed you by a day. We did pass one...

Ah... missed you by a day. We did pass one cyclist while driving from Idaho Springs to Echo Lake where we started. I was worried about my disc pads being worn, but checked them before leaving home...
08-17-21, 01:53 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,872
Posted By Lazyass

I got a tattoo in 1987 when I went into the...

I got a tattoo in 1987 when I went into the military. Back then they were cool, not many people had one. And you never saw girls with them. They became mainstream in the 90's and today everyone has...
07-28-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,569
Posted By caloso

Roundabouts seem to be like the metric system and...

Roundabouts seem to be like the metric system and universal healthcare: Americans can’t seem to figure them out even though it’s just normal everywhere else in the world.
07-28-21, 04:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,552
Posted By bruce19

After over a year out of the gym because of COVID...

After over a year out of the gym because of COVID I've returned. Bear in mind I'm a 75 yr old man. I try to ride 4 days a week with rides being around 20 mi. and about 1200-1500 ft of elevation for...
07-27-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,685
Posted By Rolla

I didn't know people still wore watches.

I didn't know people still wore watches.
07-16-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,770
Posted By rsbob

Attended a 2 hour talk by Bob Roll in Seattle...

Attended a 2 hour talk by Bob Roll in Seattle many years ago. He was describing what it was like riding the TdF. After one stage, most of the riders in the tour bedded down in a large gym after a...
07-15-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,770
Posted By CliffordK

Personally I like to be comfortable before...

Personally I like to be comfortable before heading out for a Century ride or a Double Century ride...

I'm not sure trying to "hold it in" for 200 miles would make for a very exciting ride.
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