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04-12-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,233
Posted By MNHarv

I thought they all did

I thought they all did
04-10-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 15,813
Posted By mstateglfr

What category were you expecting a steel bike to...

What category were you expecting a steel bike to win? I suppose touring bike could be a category that steel would win.

Anyways, just because a magazine doesn't declare a steel frame bike the...
04-10-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 15,813
Posted By rydabent

As in my other comment, since the Airbus was...

As in my other comment, since the Airbus was flown THRU the computer, it should have been programmed NOT to over stress the rudder. The crash was purely due to Airbus not programming the computer...
03-05-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 17,946
Posted By Gresp15C

Clearly I'm no epidemiologist, but I have access...

Clearly I'm no epidemiologist, but I have access to the same publicly available data as everybody else, and am a halfway decent general purpose data analyst. This is what scientists do when they're...
03-04-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,193
Posted By wolfchild

Stock markets going down and economy is far more...

Stock markets going down and economy is far more important than not being able to get certain brand of some high-end bike component. If you can't get one type of bike component so what ??. Find...
03-02-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 17,946
Posted By katsup

Do you go to any stores? Do you eat out? If so,...

Do you go to any stores? Do you eat out? If so, then you're already putting yourself at risk.

Ride more to improve your fitness so your body can fight it off easier.
03-02-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 17,946
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

If you're in California, you're already in grave...

If you're in California, you're already in grave danger of cleaving off into the Pacific, at which point you will become a sovereign nation, and the rest of America will utter a collective sigh of...
02-21-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,197
Posted By Deal4Fuji

New wrinkle - bikes as instruments a la Frank...

New wrinkle - bikes as instruments a la Frank Zappa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvZVt_7fK0Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjZI2G9rSmA
CBS Sunday Morning feature ...
02-19-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,197
Posted By Unca_Sam

The granddaddy

https://youtu.be/fvtcwm23aj0
01-27-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,515
Posted By Leebo

Uhhhm, so much overlap between stuff. I do all my...

Uhhhm, so much overlap between stuff. I do all my bikepacking on mt bikes, some rigid, some front sus, and plenty do it with full sus. Nothing to add? Scroll on by. I use a blackburn on both my...
01-27-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,515
Posted By Happy Feet

It's an Filzer PR-4 Very wide platform: ...

It's an Filzer PR-4 Very wide platform: https://www.filzer.com/products/pr-4-pannier-rack/#details

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48811446168_78dca0d919_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hniqo5)
...
01-08-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By carlosponti

I got a new bike

Rode it finally on sunday this was a big update from an entry level hardtail.
...
11-12-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 127,972
Posted By DrIsotope

Should definitely qualify as antique- a citrus...

Should definitely qualify as antique- a citrus grove spray truck for fertilizer or pesticide from ~1930s, taken oh, about an hour ago.
...
11-07-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,708
Posted By Retro Grouch

You're right. As soon as I finish getting...

You're right.

As soon as I finish getting everybody to stop using the word "alloy" as a synonym for "aluminum" I'll take up "hydro".
10-15-19, 02:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 814
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

It sounds like you need more experience. Ride...

It sounds like you need more experience. Ride your bike, read lots of information about biking, then you can make an educated, informed opinion about what you might like to change. Once you feel...
09-23-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,670
Posted By Homebrew01

I have been "dropped" many times. Does that count...

I have been "dropped" many times. Does that count ?
09-19-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,098
Posted By Kapusta

W That was definitely NOT ruling out...

W

That was definitely NOT ruling out anything under $1000 as junk. Did not say it, did not imply it.

Sorry, but no.

Pointing out that Bike A is a lot better than Bike B does not imply that B...
09-19-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,098
Posted By Kapusta

Wow, $750-$1500 bikes that are better than $500...

Wow, $750-$1500 bikes that are better than $500 bikes. Incredible. Whod have thought?

Shall I now link to a bunch of $2500-$3000 bikes to point out that $1000 bikes are junk?
09-15-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,603
Posted By Kedosto

If Im riding around the corner, no. If Im...

If Im riding around the corner, no. If Im setting up a final fit on an N+1, absolutely.


-Kedosto
09-11-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 15,157
Posted By JonathanGennick

An underrated aspect of cycling as a sport is ......

An underrated aspect of cycling as a sport is ... that it can be enjoyed alone. I like that I can go for a ride by myself just as easily as with a group of friends.
09-10-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,666
Posted By wolfchild

I ride different bikes, change my commuting...

I ride different bikes, change my commuting routes, go mountain biking and ride singletrack trails, maintain and do work on singletrack trails. I also have other interests and hobbies besides...
09-10-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,666
Posted By Kapusta

Buy more bikes :) I am only half-joking. If...

Buy more bikes :)

I am only half-joking. If you mostly ride paved roads, try gravel/dirt road riding. Or off-road trail riding. Or if you are already trail riding, try it on a very different sort...
09-08-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By philbob57

3rd hand for adjusting brakes.

3rd hand for adjusting brakes.
09-06-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,494
Posted By cyccommute

Check to make sure the play is in the headset....

Check to make sure the play is in the headset. Pull hard on the front brake so that the wheel won't turn. Rock the bike back and forth against that brake. If you still feel play, grab the wheel...
09-06-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,494
Posted By cyccommute

Your bike shop can order the the headset from...

Your bike shop can order the the headset from Quality Bike Products (QBP). If you have an REI nearby, you can get the headset wrench from there or have REI ship them to you. You will need to know...
09-05-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,494
Posted By cyccommute

What's going on is that you have a threaded...

What's going on is that you have a threaded headset and you are experiencing one of the more common issues with threaded headsets, i.e. your headset is loosening. You need to tighten the cup and...
09-05-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,098
Posted By qclabrat

The $500 pricepoint is there but as mentioned, it...

The $500 pricepoint is there but as mentioned, it will compromise on some parts which would matter to me. The key word is "me", stick to your budget, do your homework and test a few bikes. Giants are...
09-04-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,098
Posted By riverdrifter

I'd say it's the other way around. Don't let...

I'd say it's the other way around. Don't let facts get in the way of your opinion. You can most certainly buy a hardtail MTB for under $500 that will be reliable, trouble-free, and enjoyable for...
09-04-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

1. Make sure your wheel is fully seated in the...

1. Make sure your wheel is fully seated in the dropouts. Many a shop hour has been wasted trying to centre brakes on a wheel that is not centred, then realizing the mistake and doing it all over...
09-04-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,098
Posted By Darth Lefty

7tevoffun $1000 won't even get you the $1000 bike...

7tevoffun $1000 won't even get you the $1000 bike these guys are imagining any more. I agree with them that's a preferable bike, but it's hard to find. SRAM Eagle and dropper seat posts this year...
09-04-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,098
Posted By riverdrifter

OP is looking for a $500 bike to pull a child...

OP is looking for a $500 bike to pull a child trailer and do some occasional, recreational trail riding. He is not looking for a $1,000 trail rig.

Let's not try to convince him that it's not worth...
09-01-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,942
Posted By FiftySix

I'm like you on that, Korina. I prefer to be able...

I'm like you on that, Korina. I prefer to be able to slide off the saddle forward and get both feet on the ground after a panic stop or quick stop.

Most times I can stay on the saddle and lean the...
08-30-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,614
Posted By ooga-booga

last two weeks in september to first two weeks in...

last two weeks in september to first two weeks in november fave two months of the year for riding here in the west.
deserts starting to cool down and are semi/tolerable early. mountains still warm...
08-30-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,614
Posted By BobbyG

Me! https://youtu.be/DBMGN5X-VBU ...

Me!
https://youtu.be/DBMGN5X-VBU
https://youtu.be/4erYspxojuw
https://youtu.be/ystmjfpY6t8
08-30-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,614
Posted By rumrunn6

who is psyched for Autumn riding?

I know you guys in Australia & New Zealand are coming up to Spring, right? happy for you. but here in "the states" I'm looking forward to cooler temps & cozy evenings at home after the rides
08-27-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,942
Posted By trailangel

Why is it dealers and sales are putting people on...

Why is it dealers and sales are putting people on bikes too small? Seems like a trend to ride the smallest bike possible.
08-20-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,391
Posted By JohnDThompson

on the rivet [definition] Extreme physical...

on the rivet [definition]
Extreme physical exertion to the point of almost giving up. Derived from bike racing in the olden days when bike seats had rivets, and in an effort not to get dropped one...
08-09-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,240
Posted By Kapusta

I was going to suggest telling random strangers...

I was going to suggest telling random strangers about your marital problems, but I see you already have that covered.
08-05-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 17,423
Posted By indyfabz

This was a hard day. 16 mile gravel climb with...

This was a hard day. 16 mile gravel climb with 3,200'+ of elevation gain and then a gorgeous, paved descent. The last shot is the view from my "home" that night. No shower, electricity, phone or TV....
08-05-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,839
Posted By Kedosto

I'm willing to bet you didn't get into your...

I'm willing to bet you didn't get into your current shape in only a few months. It's more likely been years in the making. It can't be undone in a mere couple months worth of cycling. It's best to...
08-05-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 17,423
Posted By Happy Feet

I rode really hard the other day and this is what...

I rode really hard the other day and this is what I saw

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48457930926_eb78a25ca3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gQ4yBG)

...
08-05-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 17,423
Posted By caloso

Shouldn’t it be 24x7x52?

Shouldn’t it be 24x7x52?
08-05-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,839
Posted By noimagination

Sorry, but Spinnaker is right, you gave bad...

Sorry, but Spinnaker is right, you gave bad advice in your post. And trying to squirm out of it by playing semantic games is not going to work. The post specifically asked for guidance, you said "if...
08-02-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,141
Posted By mynewnchome

This usually goes away2 minutes after beginning...

This usually goes away2 minutes after beginning to pedal
07-26-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,592
Posted By bradyweb

I've decide to make a change. Some might say it's...

I've decide to make a change. Some might say it's an upgrade. In either event, whether I'm faster, slower, more efficient, or a hack on a nice bike, It's all about having fun, and I think this will...
07-16-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,856
Posted By badger1

A valiant attempt at a 'spontaneously assploding...

A valiant attempt at a 'spontaneously assploding crabon' troll, but ultimately a fail.

"The Welshman [Geraint Thomas] went down at the base of the final climb of the day, 13 kilometres from the...
07-16-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,856
Posted By GlennR

But in "todays" news cycle, if you tell a lie...

But in "todays" news cycle, if you tell a lie enough times, most will believe it's true.

It's called "Fake News".
07-14-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,082
Posted By LaurieD

Still excited. Took the new bike out this...

Still excited. Took the new bike out this morning and am really adjusting to the feel of a road bike. I enjoy the way this bike handles.

This morning, my husband put up wall mounting so I can...
07-04-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 12,009
Posted By Retro Grouch

BUT every ride starts at 0 MPH and you have to...

BUT every ride starts at 0 MPH and you have to accelerate to however fast you ride. It might not make an overall difference in a 25 mile ride, but the psychological memory of that sluggish initial...
07-02-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,814
Posted By FiftySix

I could have sworn I've seen some people use...

I could have sworn I've seen some people use helmets as kick stands by putting a helmet under a pedal?

:bike:
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