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Forum: Recumbent
10-05-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By restlessswind

I understand and hear the creaking, but when...

I understand and hear the creaking, but when powering up a very steep hill, I was hearing much more than that....it was a stretching and tearing sound. I've checked the mesh and it is oid and worn,...
09-29-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,806
Posted By billnuke1

No!

No! The person being passed should hold their speed…the onus is on the passer to pass safely when it is safe to do so!
09-21-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,077
Posted By unterhausen

I'm confused by the "more comfortable" assertion....

I'm confused by the "more comfortable" assertion. You are inflating to a lower pressure? If you are using the same pressure, the comfort level will be exactly the same. I have considered it for...
09-14-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,290
Posted By TiHabanero

I am embarrassed to announce it, but I will...

I am embarrassed to announce it, but I will anyway. The part time gig has become full time. They can't find anyone to work so I stepped up to the plate. I enjoy the job so I guess it is ok for now....
09-08-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 951
Posted By GlennR

Last summer I was heading home and decided to...

Last summer I was heading home and decided to pass the last bathroom. About 5 miles from home I had to go... really bad. I knew I was 2 miles from the MUP int he preserve but it started to "crown". I...
08-20-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 961
Posted By TDHudson

The new cassette totally fixed the problem. We...

The new cassette totally fixed the problem. We took it out for a ride this morning and it was rock solid.

THANKS again for the help!
Forum: Commuting
08-12-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,560
Posted By shelbyfv

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Thirteen years later, this concept is...
07-17-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 574
Posted By CliffordK

1/2" and 9/16" are the THREAD SIZES... not the...

1/2" and 9/16" are the THREAD SIZES... not the flat sizes.

Typically 1/2" threaded pedals are used on kid's bikes and one-piece Ashtabula cranks.

9/16" is used on almost everything else except...
07-10-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By shelbyfv

Maybe wrap it in tape until you find one that...

Maybe wrap it in tape until you find one that suits you better.
06-25-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 500
Posted By tyrion

Small cog wears out the fastest, so you might try...

Small cog wears out the fastest, so you might try to not use it so much, if feasible, by using the bigger chainrings more.
06-15-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,468
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I have not used our DSLRs in the last...

My wife and I have not used our DSLRs in the last year. We have switched almost entirely over to Sony a6000 series cameras. Since we started using the Sony cameras I have taken 60,000 pictures and my...
05-27-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By caloso

https://yakima.com/products/twotimer

https://yakima.com/products/twotimer
05-20-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4,166
Views: 637,480
Posted By Inusuit

Berry Road northeast of Cheyenne. 5/19/21 ...

Berry Road northeast of Cheyenne. 5/19/21

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05-14-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,205
Posted By livedarklions

The fork is correct, the handlebars and the frame...

The fork is correct, the handlebars and the frame were installed backwards.
04-30-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,018
Posted By SalsaShark

This is the spring that goes around the...

This is the spring that goes around the intonation screw of the high E saddle on your Strat. Probably fell off when you snapped your string jamming some Hendrix in your garage the other night. Look...
Forum: Commuting
04-28-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 38,515
Posted By ThermionicScott

I feel the same now as I did back in the innocent...

I feel the same now as I did back in the innocent and carefree days of 2010 -- if you have frame clearance for 32mm tires or bigger, run them! :thumb:
03-12-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By 70sSanO

Since the bike is rose color, I suppose one could...

Since the bike is rose color, I suppose one could use axl.

John
03-08-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,398
Posted By Cyberider

I've ridden my 1999 Trek 5200 over 100,000 miles....

I've ridden my 1999 Trek 5200 over 100,000 miles. I rode it to work with a 23-mile commute for 20 years.
03-06-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,096
Posted By Darth Lefty

Funny this should come up. Last night I was at a...

Funny this should come up. Last night I was at a picnic table and I dropped a set screw into the dirt and gravel underneath. We are on a camping trip, so I went inside and got my kids magnetic blocks...
03-06-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,261
Posted By BlazingPedals

Well, since you don't keep track of your miles, I...

Well, since you don't keep track of your miles, I hope you use the extra time you have to wave at everyone.
03-03-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,237
Posted By Litespud

Likewise - switched to Looks in '96, practiced...

Likewise - switched to Looks in '96, practiced clicking in & out propped in a doorway for a couple of minutes, then headed out. Bit of a wobble at an early stop sign, but that was it. The "clipped-in...
03-03-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,917
Posted By HillRider

Yes you can and it's is an effective degreaser. ...

Yes you can and it's is an effective degreaser. It also an EXTREMELY flammable, explosive and toxic solvent and should NEVER be used for that purpose. Kerosene, or better yet Odorless Mineral...
Forum: Recumbent
02-28-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,653
Posted By GeezyRider

Don't you hate it when people don't read a post...

Don't you hate it when people don't read a post carefully before responding to it with a stupid suggestion? :lol:
02-24-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3,453
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 529,737
Posted By Helderberg

72 and my knees are giving me some issues. I have...

72 and my knees are giving me some issues. I have a gravel bike and a hybrid that I ride depending on how my back and legs feel. I ride about 10 - 12 miles at a time with a 15-mile ride once in a...
02-23-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,789
Posted By Squeeze

I finally found an older (2017) picture I've been...

I finally found an older (2017) picture I've been meaning to find and post since this thread started.

Does anyone else have a matching bicycle and snow shovel? :roflmao:
...
02-20-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,213
Posted By 2ering

Ahh, Spring!

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Don't you just love when the first tender shoots of a handlebar and seat...
02-18-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,340
Posted By darkhorse75

Toe overlap wouldn't be a problem for very long.

Toe overlap wouldn't be a problem for very long.
Forum: Commuting
02-14-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,376
Posted By Road commuter

Commuting by bike was the best

Just saying. Commuting can be fun!

Recently retired. Rode just over 58,000 km commuting by bike during my last 13 years. Couldn't have survived the drudgery without it lol

Ride safe!!! David
02-13-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,792
Posted By shelbyfv

Excellent sleuth! Call this one a wrap.:thumb:

Excellent sleuth! Call this one a wrap.:thumb:
02-06-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,356
Posted By sweeks

Here is the missing part! :D ...

Here is the missing part! :D

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From the Escher Cycle Werks. ;-)
02-05-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3,453
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 529,737
Posted By bykemike

Me, 72 in a few weeks. This was last October on...

Me, 72 in a few weeks. This was last October on the parkway. I ride selected sections of the parkway for 4-5 weeks every year. Living in Fl it is hard to train for climbing but if you have the...
02-05-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,208
Posted By epnnf

Update: Just had eye exam: I passed! Minor...

Update: Just had eye exam: I passed! Minor tweak to my prescription, but nothing else wrong. No need to come back for two years (unless something happens). FWIW, I was examined by retna...
02-01-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 983
Posted By reburns

Very cool. Enjoy! FYI, it’s not unusual for...

Very cool. Enjoy!

FYI, it’s not unusual for the timing chain to be off by a tooth as a way to accommodate riders with different natural cadences.
01-26-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,304
Posted By Alcanbrad

+1

+1
01-21-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,437
Posted By mr_bill

Update: Vidiot claims the top speed was achieved...

Update: Vidiot claims the top speed was achieved by pedaling downhill.

Revision:

Click-bait: Idiots on e-bikes may be wicked dangerous.
Also: Idiots may be wicked dangerous while operating...
01-21-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,437
Posted By mr_bill

For those who didn't watch, bottom line: ...

For those who didn't watch, bottom line:

Click-bait: A chipped e-bike may be wicked dangerous.
Also: Idiots may be wicked dangerous.

-mr. bill
01-16-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,896
Posted By August West

Today's ride which includes 1781' of climbing is...

Today's ride which includes 1781' of climbing is pretty typical. 65.5%/34.5% - big/little.

...
01-15-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,689
Posted By aggiegrads

Hex Key Brand Comparison (photo intensive)

Inspired by Eric F 's hex key question, I decided to take some good photos of various hex key tips to try and help me articulate why I prefer some keys over others. The tip really highlights the...
01-14-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,741
Posted By downtube42

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Roadside nap on a 1000 km brevet last year. My upright buddies...
01-12-21, 03:55 AM
Replies: 4,166
Views: 637,480
Posted By y0x8

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01-11-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 80,677
Posted By GeneO

You look better than your Avatar!

You look better than your Avatar!
01-11-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3,453
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 529,737
Posted By Merrimac

Been there, done that—getting off, when I was...

Been there, done that—getting off, when I was using clipless shoes for the first time. My wife and daughter witnessed the fall as my bike came to a stop in the driveway.

I'm 74, had a knee...
01-09-21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,079
Posted By mikebian

So, I'm a kind of a math geek and have been...

So, I'm a kind of a math geek and have been wanting to summarize this info for a while. If you're interested:

...
01-05-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,299
Posted By Wildwood

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Nap time at the bike corral.
01-04-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,299
Posted By veganbikes

Hay there! Hope nobody had to bale you out on...

Hay there! Hope nobody had to bale you out on that ride
12-28-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 23,639
Posted By obrentharris

As fast as I can... but my bike always gets there...

As fast as I can... but my bike always gets there before me!

I haven't figured out the tandem magic though: I always get there before my wife but she always goes just as fast as me.

Brent
12-24-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,685
Posted By Maelochs

Possibly ... but think not. In my limited...

Possibly ... but think not.

In my limited half-century of road-riding experience, it Seems (no science here, folks ... move along) that most drivers tolerate cyclists, and while they get annoyed...
12-20-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,172
Posted By wiliermdb

New to the tandem world.

I've been cycling for 37 years and just recently purchased a hybrid style tandem second hand. It's nothing fancy and I swapped out the grip shift for thumb shifters, got rid of the heavy white wall...
12-17-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,254
Posted By Reflector Guy

50s and 60s in mid-December? That ain't cold. ...

50s and 60s in mid-December? That ain't cold.

Although I do remember the first time I visited California.... It was L.A., in February. It was gorgeous crystal clear blue sky, mild temperatures,...
Forum: Recumbent
12-04-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 32,148
Posted By boilermaker1

In "The Wild Bunch" Ben Johnson said tandem meant...

In "The Wild Bunch" Ben Johnson said tandem meant "one behind t'other", not side by side.
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