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05-15-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 5,356
Posted By BlazingPedals

Exactly. Said another way, you're going to ride...

Exactly. Said another way, you're going to ride as hard as you're going to ride. If you ride harder on the heavier bike, then you'll get a better workout. If you're already riding as hard as you can,...
05-15-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 280
Posted By indyfabz

I neither stretch nor shop at Walmart. Wonder if...

I neither stretch nor shop at Walmart. Wonder if there is a correlation.
05-15-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 280
Posted By CAT7RDR

I stretch while riding. Getting in the drops or...

I stretch while riding. Getting in the drops or shoulder stretches are just part of being on a bike to me.
05-14-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 280
Posted By wolfchild

I am 51 and I never stretch, I find no benefits...

I am 51 and I never stretch, I find no benefits in stretching., it's just a waste of time and it doesn't do anything for me..
05-14-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 9,223
Posted By burnthesheep

While agreeing with this, let me qualify it by...

While agreeing with this, let me qualify it by saying that this chat forum seems to allow a lot of intellectually dishonest troll efforts. To the credit of the moderators, usually the instigators...
05-13-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 9,223
Posted By BlazingPedals

The thing with this forum is, it's for everyone....

The thing with this forum is, it's for everyone. Not just for the people who think 15 mph is "racing," and not for those who actually race. There are types both here, as well as quite a few in...
05-13-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,347
Posted By Iride01

I've tried various things for people in my lane...

I've tried various things for people in my lane of travel whether pedestrian or other cyclist. I think the most effective I've done is just stop right where I am and let them move around me. So far...
05-13-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 5,356
Posted By caloso

A race bike emphasizes greater performances at...

A race bike emphasizes greater performances at all efforts, and especially at maximum effort. Bike racers do not train by putting out less effort than someone on a walmart bike. The point is that it...
05-13-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 5,356
Posted By caloso

Yeah, no.

Yeah, no.
05-12-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By Troul

if the chain has some abuse on it, I'd just buy a...

if the chain has some abuse on it, I'd just buy a new one with a QL & toss the old pinned one.
05-12-21, 04:29 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 5,356
Posted By livedarklions

I pulled a kid trailer a couple decades ago. You...

I pulled a kid trailer a couple decades ago. You definitely don't get a better workout because you really can't go fast at all. Handling the vehicle at speed is too risky.

I think all of the...
05-11-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 9,223
Posted By Sy Reene

I don't know.. then I suppose if you think...

I don't know.. then I suppose if you think cycling is fun, you'd want the heavier bike so it takes longer to finish. :innocent:
05-09-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

One could try to reestablish nice square tool...

One could try to reestablish nice square tool removing notches on the FW core, after removal, with a Dremel tool. We had to do that a few times so long ago I had forgotten. Didn't work too well for...
05-09-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,577
Posted By Troul

Usually when I'm trying to get quickly moving...

Usually when I'm trying to get quickly moving from a low speed, instaforce + clipless = rear wheel lifts.
05-08-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,486
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

Has anyone heard of gas powered bikes? I hear...

Has anyone heard of gas powered bikes? I hear they’re super fast, totally legit. They can roll for hundreds of miles at insane speeds, disc brakes (sometimes dual on the front wheel!) and some even...
05-07-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,577
Posted By Motorazr

Just for reference; The Giro Rumble VR...

Just for reference;

The Giro Rumble VR shoes weigh in at 850g for the pair
My Merrell Alverstone Hiking Shoes weigh 764g
The Scott MTB Comp Boa shoes I picked after trying lots of different...
05-07-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,530
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

I definitely donít want to get violated. Thatís...

I definitely donít want to get violated. Thatís near the top of my list. I would really like a new airplane, though. One with big bush tires, a glass panel, a high useful load and low gph. Should...
05-07-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 5,356
Posted By noimagination

The quality of the workout is determined by the...

The quality of the workout is determined by the rider, not the bike (as pointed out many, many times by earlier posters). Additionally, you get to be fast by training at high speed. If you...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 901
Posted By caloso

If done properly, the patch is a permanent fix....

If done properly, the patch is a permanent fix. Just leave it and ride on.
05-06-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 9,223
Posted By aplcr0331

OP; It's called LARP'ing. Like those...

OP;

It's called LARP'ing. Like those rednecks that do Civil War re-enactments. Or the uber:nerdy dorks who "craft" swords and attend Amtgard yearly.


While we're on the subject...can anyone...
05-06-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 861
Posted By freeranger

You might try a VERY thin screwdriver. Try...

You might try a VERY thin screwdriver. Try wedging the screwdriver between the bolt head. Then, while the screwdriver is wedged, try turning out the bolt. Wedging with the screwdriver might exert...
05-06-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 9,223
Posted By Bearhawker

My neighbour has a Nascar decal on his car. ...

My neighbour has a Nascar decal on his car.

He doesn't race.

Who do I report him to?
05-06-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 9,223
Posted By jamesdak

Sign me up!!!!!!

Sign me up!!!!!!
05-06-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 9,223
Posted By UCantTouchThis

I had planned to take up fishing but it was too...

I had planned to take up fishing but it was too tough. I looked at the prices of a good reel and pole then figured I'd get more product with a $1,000 bike so I decided on a bike. But I'm not a skinny...
05-06-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 861
Posted By indyfabz

That's for the OP to decide for himself. I have...

That's for the OP to decide for himself. I have already noted what I would propose. You would certainly be free to pursue your own course, even if it got you nowhere.
05-06-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 861
Posted By topflightpro

Loose rivnuts like that are very common and easy...

Loose rivnuts like that are very common and easy to fix, and any competent shop should have to tool to do it. It takes 2 min to do. It's a $5 fix not a $100 fix. Nothing should need to be drilled...
05-06-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 861
Posted By indyfabz

And wait how long for another new...

And wait how long for another new competitively-priced bike in the size and color I want? (You do realize there are bike shortages, right?) We're talking $100 tops, and possibly only $70. If I wanted...
05-05-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,713
Posted By ClydeClydeson

MrCoffee Litespeeds are beautiful but I have seen...

MrCoffee Litespeeds are beautiful but I have seen about half as many broken as I have seen on the road. I suspect many were made to emphasize light weight rather than robustness. Perhaps many people...
05-04-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 786
Posted By Doug Fattic

A bicycle with a 24" front wheel and a 27" back...

A bicycle with a 24" front wheel and a 27" back wheel was a solution Bill Boston (a frame builder in New Jersey) came up with in the 1970's to solve the problem of toe overlap on smaller women's...
05-03-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 5,356
Posted By Kapusta

Thatís not how Cat 6 works :)

Thatís not how Cat 6 works :)
05-03-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 5,356
Posted By Koyote

That's rather inhospitable. I hope you sent a...

That's rather inhospitable. I hope you sent a strongly-worded letter to the US Ambassador.

:)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,102
Posted By smashndash

So riding a fixie doesn't give you a better pedal...

So riding a fixie doesn't give you a better pedal stroke. Riding a fixie with the intent to specifically work on your pedal stroke gives you a better pedal stroke. Sure, I can get with that.
04-30-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,522
Posted By Mikefule

A new poster made the effort to search to see if...

A new poster made the effort to search to see if there was already a thread about the subject before adding to it that he has a similar issue. Seems like good forum etiquette, rather than...
04-30-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,150
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

I had a 3 speed Royce Union in the late 50's or...

I had a 3 speed Royce Union in the late 50's or early 60's and it was cool, but it wasn't my first cool bike.
This is the first bike that I remember riding the heck out of, picture taken in 1955....
04-30-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1988) Nonferrous Best Buys

Featured bikes are BRIDGESTONE RADAC, SCHWINN Ontare, PERFORMANCE Corsa, BERTIN Vitus Futural, MIYATA Carbon Tech 1000, MIYATA Alumitech 6300, UNIVEGA Nuovotech 450, and CENTURION Ironman Dave Scott...
04-27-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 981
Posted By Barry2

Take a look at the back side of the forks just...

Take a look at the back side of the forks just below the rim of the wheel.
Whatever it was got brought up and stuffed in there by the rotation of the wheel.

Barry
04-26-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,214
Posted By rydabent

I simply do not understand why anyone would want...

I simply do not understand why anyone would want to do anything while impaired by both legal and illegal drugs.
04-26-21, 02:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By urbanknight

Not having to worry about valve stem length when...

Not having to worry about valve stem length when buying tubes.
04-25-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,178
Posted By Ironfish653

Nope, for a lot of BikeForums, there are only...

Nope, for a lot of BikeForums, there are only three mountain bikes; full-jounce 29ers, department store Huffy's and the '85 Schwinn High Sierra. Suspension development started and ended with the...
04-25-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By wesley77803

If the bottom bracket needs the threads chased,...

If the bottom bracket needs the threads chased, you may also need to face the bottom bracket.

If you just need to clean the threads, you can possibly make a tool by sacrificing a bottom bracket...
04-23-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,613
Posted By Bianchi84

For once, rim doesn't look bent.

For once, rim doesn't look bent.
04-23-21, 02:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,953
Posted By oneclick

Just to be clear, tests of tied-and-soldered...

Just to be clear, tests of tied-and-soldered wheels show no difference in lateral or torsional stiffness (I expect many here would already know this).
04-22-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,953
Posted By dddd

The bigger problem imo with radial lacing is the...

The bigger problem imo with radial lacing is the failure mode, where adjacent same-side spokes at the hub are also adjacent at the rim.

So in the case of a typical flange failure where perhaps two...
04-22-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,189
Posted By Rolla

Replace them with something better. Problem...

Replace them with something better. Problem solved.



Actually, it's not. But why would you buy hundreds of tubes?



Then stop doing it. Get a $4.00 patch kit.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 9,776
Posted By GlennR

People love a train wreck.

People love a train wreck.
04-21-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,189
Posted By Phil_gretz

Let's see... Your "friend" told you: (1) Mr....

Let's see...

Your "friend" told you: (1) Mr. Tuffy liners won't work, (2) patch innertube with Gorilla Tape, and (3) go tubeless with your stock 26" rims.

I can't say anything nice about your...
04-21-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,916
Posted By Phil_gretz

I don't mean it to be generational at all. I...

I don't mean it to be generational at all. I meant specific to 23 year-olds. By 28 or 29, they may begin to acquire some wisdom and perspective.

I began my career in the aerospace industry as a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,962
Posted By SoSmellyAir

How To Sprint Like Mark Cavendish – Cav's Top 5...

How To Sprint Like Mark Cavendish – Cav's Top 5 Sprinting Tips - YouTube

As it turns out, I have been doing it all wrong; I have not sprinted, I have merely lifted my bum off the saddle to hurry a...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-20-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

This last post should be read by every rider who...

This last post should be read by every rider who hangs on popular media madness about weight, stiffness and other trendy measurements that have little real effect on riding joy. Andy (sounding...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-20-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By dsaul

Thanks. I'm not picky about what tubing I...

Thanks.

I'm not picky about what tubing I use for my frames, as long as the butting meets my needs for the main tubes, so I don't remember what exact tubes I used on the steel frame. I ride my...
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