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02-26-24, 11:41 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 94,612
Posted By digthemlows

I'm 6'7" 208lbs and these are the bikes I've made...

I'm 6'7" 208lbs and these are the bikes I've made fit myself.... My garage is full (my wife has 6 bikes :-)) and my heart is happy! I just got the 36"er yesterday, it's a beast and hand made by Black...
02-24-24, 05:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 813
Posted By Camilo

Nearly 2,000 posts and this is a question the OP...

Nearly 2,000 posts and this is a question the OP has? So unique and original
02-24-24, 01:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 813
Posted By wheelreason

I'm pretty sure I could ride a bike blindfolded...

I'm pretty sure I could ride a bike blindfolded and be able to tell what material the frame is made of, but I don't think that translates to a performance difference based strictly on the material.
02-23-24, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By Black wallnut

Goals are important. Trying to increase average...

Goals are important. Trying to increase average speed 4 mph in 500 miles annually doesn't seem reasonable or achievable. Quality before quantity makes sense. Good luck on your quest.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-05-24, 10:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,514
Posted By Hypno Toad

I finally did it, rode the Arrowhead 135...

I finally did it, rode the Arrowhead 135 (https://arrowheadultra.com/)! 2024 was the year without winter in Northern Minnesota, with very limited snow and temps around freezing for the race (this is...
02-04-24, 05:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,329
Posted By SpedFast

It should probably not go on any group rides for...

It should probably not go on any group rides for a while.... Just saying.
01-01-24, 10:48 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,126
Posted By bargainguy

I have an Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel ti...

I have an Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel ti and a Serotta Legend Ti. I don't know if that counts in your league of super bikes.

The thing I find most tantalizing about titanium is ride...
12-28-23, 05:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,130
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

I don't get "runner's high / cyclist's high" in...

I don't get "runner's high / cyclist's high" in the traditional sense, but I definitely get into a meditative state when I'm on the bike. It's part of what I really enjoy about long-distance /...
12-26-23, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By veganbikes

The Fox would be a good fork. I put an older (but...

The Fox would be a good fork. I put an older (but brand new at the time) SID XX fork on mine which is only 100mm of travel and I realize I want more travel so 130 would be a good choice.

You will...
12-21-23, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By rsbob

Did likewise 35 miles 1500’ gain ...

Did likewise 35 miles 1500’ gain

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_1195_fa542173ba090e1101520659c49918dccda4f706.jpeg...
12-16-23, 11:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,534
Posted By Koyote

Not what OP is asking, but I'll offer a...

Not what OP is asking, but I'll offer a suggestion: merino wool.
11-24-23, 07:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,275
Posted By Russ Roth

Only downside is when to stop. I've got the cart...

Only downside is when to stop. I've got the cart at target loaded with Lego for the kids and I'm just trying to decide if there's anything I want that I can slip past the wife but I'm thinking I've...
11-22-23, 12:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,275
Posted By Broctoon

What is this "go shopping" you speak of? News...

What is this "go shopping" you speak of? News flash: here in the 21st century, you can buy stuff without even putting on pants or leaving your basement.
11-16-23, 07:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,924
Posted By RH Clark

Congratulations! I did much the same when I...

Congratulations! I did much the same when I turned 50. I went from 360 lbs. to 170 lbs. in 2 years on low carb zero sugar, intermittent fasting and cycling every day. Nearly 6 years later I'm still...
11-15-23, 10:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,924
Posted By Mtracer

Great! Thanks for the recipe.

Great! Thanks for the recipe.
11-15-23, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,748
Posted By bikingshearer

I busted a rail on a San Marco Rolls Titanio in...

I busted a rail on a San Marco Rolls Titanio in pretty much exactly the same place. It was close to 20 years ago. I've used Rollses (both titanium- and steel-railed) for thousands of miles before...
11-15-23, 11:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,924
Posted By indyfabz

I can relate. Many moons ago, while in college, I...

I can relate. Many moons ago, while in college, I lost 90 in 9 months thanks to diet change (not dieting) and riding.
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...
07-01-23, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,233
Posted By Steve B.

No issues in 5 years using Di2, I’m heavier than...

No issues in 5 years using Di2, I’m heavier than you. It’s not the shifting to worry about, it’s stuff like wheels, carbon bars and seat posts, etc.
03-05-23, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,611
Posted By shelbyfv

Yep ...

Yep
...
03-01-23, 11:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,498
Posted By base2

The conclusion I have come to is: "You can't...

The conclusion I have come to is: "You can't exercise your way out of an eating problem."

In it's most distilled form, calories in vs calories out is true. I don't look it but, I struggle to keep...
01-24-23, 12:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,112
Posted By Polaris OBark

With full suspension mountain bikes. For...

With full suspension mountain bikes.

For gravel bikes, the best bet is wide tires at low pressure. There are also some suspension stems and seat posts, like Redshift, and some forks, like Lauf...
12-17-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By mstateglfr

https://www.angrycatfishbicycle.com/ Shop...

https://www.angrycatfishbicycle.com/

Shop and coffee type location. They carry some boutique brands as well as the typical QBP brands Like Surly, Salsa, and All City.
An owner is a partner in a...
12-05-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 13,953
Posted By seypat

How do the Scandinavian/Nordic people manage to...

How do the Scandinavian/Nordic people manage to not die?

I go to the gym and ride a stationary bike/class or do something else. The gym always has good scenery. :D
11-14-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,748
Posted By DWhitworth

I am 50-75# heavier than you and use the C-17...

I am 50-75# heavier than you and use the C-17 saddles on my bikes. I seem to get 3-4 seasons out of them before this happens.

DaveW
10-11-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,097
Posted By Koyote

Thanks for granting permission. I mean, I have...

Thanks for granting permission. I mean, I have felt such shame when walking my bike up hills, but now I'm free.
08-27-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1,258
Views: 54,486
Posted By rsbob

$40 water bottles? Where do you get this stuff?...

$40 water bottles? Where do you get this stuff? The average price on the REI site for basic bottles are $6 to $18.

How about a little research before making wild claims or touting how cost...
08-27-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1,258
Views: 54,486
Posted By GhostRider62

N = -1

N = -1
08-17-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,561
Posted By Black wallnut

If you step on the pedal as you are swinging your...

If you step on the pedal as you are swinging your leg over the frame "cowboy style" that could be the cause of your issue.
08-17-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,561
Posted By Black wallnut

Late to the conversation but do you mash or spin?...

Late to the conversation but do you mash or spin? How do you mount the bike?
08-15-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,561
Posted By hammond9705

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I weigh less then you and had. This happen to...
08-05-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By james89

New to me Trek 7500

I came across this awesome 7500 from 1999. It has a few cosmetic flaws but overall it’s in pretty good shape! I plan to use this bike just as a local commuter. We also have a paved trail close to our...
08-02-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,561
Posted By beng1

Convert to one-piece crank, your troubles and...

Convert to one-piece crank, your troubles and worries will be over;
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/huffy_cranks_f9eeef5fe838c21ca4cb08ee4c770f15d5d36b47.jpg
07-30-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,561
Posted By Darth Lefty

Oh, Easton and Race Face are both owned by Fox....

Oh, Easton and Race Face are both owned by Fox. After the buyouts Fox made RF the MTB brand and Easton the road brand, so now there are no more "Race Face" road cranks but instead Easton cranks are...
07-30-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,561
Posted By wvridgerider

I am 290. Been there for a while. I am fond of...

I am 290. Been there for a while. I am fond of the Shimano cranks, not the hollow tech. I have an XT and a GRX double on two different bikes. I have a converted SLX triple to a 1X in my parts box....
07-30-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,119
Posted By buddiiee

From the previous REALLY vague and simple...

From the previous REALLY vague and simple questions you've asked before this and if I didn't know any better, you sound like a scammer trying to up their post count and legitimize themselves a little...
07-29-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,561
Posted By Darth Lefty

Do you care about q-factor? MTB cranks are...

Do you care about q-factor? MTB cranks are stronger.
07-29-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,561
Posted By MattTheHat

That's no fun! At 230-260 pounds, the...

That's no fun!

At 230-260 pounds, the Ultegra 2x crankset on my Roubaix is going on 14,000 miles trouble free. I got a new Shimano BBR60 bottom bracket this week that I'll install soon. I'm not...
07-18-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,157
Posted By indyfabz

African or European hill?

African or European hill?
07-18-22, 05:47 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,157
Posted By seypat

I'm not going to pay a toll to cross your bridge....

I'm not going to pay a toll to cross your bridge. Not gonna do it.
07-11-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,303
Posted By livedarklions

Unsolicited equipment advice from people who are...

Unsolicited equipment advice from people who are slower/have less endurance than I do. "You'd be faster if you rode clipless" being my favorite.
07-10-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,303
Posted By livedarklions

So you DO read your own posts!

So you DO read your own posts!
07-10-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,303
Posted By Reynolds

"You're gay, right?" looking at my World Champion...

"You're gay, right?" looking at my World Champion striped socks.
07-10-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,395
Posted By tcs

CeramicSpeed chainless: ...

CeramicSpeed chainless:

https://youtu.be/-9gQ1KRhesM
07-01-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,343
Posted By rsbob

Never pass a bakery or coffee shop without...

Never pass a bakery or coffee shop without sampling the baked goods. Ride to eat.
06-30-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 35,847
Posted By kahn

I will say that my FIRST cortisone shot was...

I will say that my FIRST cortisone shot was miraculous. From limping and pain to back country hiking in Yosemite and a climb of Mt Lassen and other feats of fun. Second shot - absolutely useless!!!
06-28-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,823
Posted By 79pmooney

Having someone do something in front of you that...

Having someone do something in front of you that strikes your funnybone is not the same as "taking delight in someone's misfortune". The OP didn't ask for this, nor was their response thought out. I...
06-26-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,961
Posted By SpedFast

It's good to know she's still leading an active...

It's good to know she's still leading an active life.....
06-24-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,801
Posted By CAT7RDR

The only thing I can add, after popping multiple...

The only thing I can add, after popping multiple spokes on a few different rear wheels and bikes, is I learned to lift myself off the saddle when going over rough tarmac, gaps, expansion cracks and...
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