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Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,273
Posted By Leinster

I think the point of the "disposable placeholder"...

I think the point of the "disposable placeholder" opinion of stock wheels is that generally, at most price points, the wheels are the low-hanging fruit on the upgrade tree, outside of disposable wear...
04-03-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,779
Posted By 79pmooney

I rode high many times over more than a decade...

I rode high many times over more than a decade years ago and all through my racing days. Never before races but often on training rides. I noticed early on when I started racing that my reactions...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,115
Posted By popeye

Clinchers are BAACK

VeloNewsDeceuninck-Quick-Step to race the Tour of Flanders on clinchersDeceuninck-Quick-Step will race on clincher tires at Sunday’s Tour of Flanders (https://www.velonews.com/tag/tour-of-flanders/)....
04-02-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,779
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

I would recommend that you do not ride while...

I would recommend that you do not ride while high.
As others have mentioned, you probably can find a closed course or road-path-trail with no vehicle and no pedestrian traffic, but your...
03-26-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 857
Posted By Fahrenheit531

My pedals don't "come loose." I carry a 15mm...

My pedals don't "come loose."

I carry a 15mm wrench when on my single speed but it's for wheel removal.
03-19-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,090
Posted By sloppy12

stop watching the news.

stop watching the news.
03-17-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,005
Posted By Riveting

Like this? I could see a definitely see a...

Like this? I could see a definitely see a backpack pannier being practical: ...
03-17-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,005
Posted By Kapusta

I want it to have rack and fender mounts.

I want it to have rack and fender mounts.
03-15-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,425
Posted By Charliekeet

Recent threads like: Will my bike always be a...

Recent threads like:
Will my bike always be a beginners' bike?
Does my bike make me a pariah?
Do I really have to spend a lot on my bike?
Are they all gonna laugh at me? etc etc...

OK, so my...
03-04-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,320
Posted By Barry2

Those are just frightening. Indoors - nope. ...

Those are just frightening.

Indoors - nope.
Outdoors - You could not pay me enough to use those outdoors!

Barry
03-02-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,270
Posted By Inusuit

I'm 76. My neck doesn't swivel like it did when...

I'm 76. My neck doesn't swivel like it did when I was younger. I have one mirror on each bike, not eleven (hyperbole much?). When I'm making that regular left turn off a 65 mph highway to get to...
03-02-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,007
Posted By UCantTouchThis

I actually agree. I had been riding with a group...

I actually agree. I had been riding with a group just to give it a try. Seems many are too busy trying to win a race that does not exist and take really stupid chances to be the first one back....
02-25-21, 02:56 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,270
Posted By 5 mph

I respect your feelings about mirrors. But how do...

I respect your feelings about mirrors. But how do you judge the traffic behind you ? Some of the best riding is to the left of the bike lane, where you dont have to focus on debris, branches or what...
02-24-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,270
Posted By Ogsarg

Assume everyone is out to get you and ride...

Assume everyone is out to get you and ride accordingly. Never do anything based on what you expect someone to do.

Being in the right after getting hit does no good.

Obstruct traffic as little...
02-23-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,552
Posted By topflightpro

Two bolt is the way to go. If you don't need...

Two bolt is the way to go. If you don't need carbon, Thomson posts are some of the best around.
02-23-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,552
Posted By jadocs

One bolt systems are indexed so if your ideal...

One bolt systems are indexed so if your ideal "tilt" is between index points you are forced to settle on the index either above or below your ideal point. Two bolt systems are not indexed and are...
02-23-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,270
Posted By 10 Wheels

I Ride to be Safe Not to be Legal.

I Ride to be Safe Not to be Legal.
02-21-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 745
Posted By tomato coupe

1. Buy new jerseys. 2. Quit carrying bananas.

1. Buy new jerseys.
2. Quit carrying bananas.
02-21-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 745
Posted By Rage

And stop carrying bananas in your jersey pockets....

And stop carrying bananas in your jersey pockets.
Or use a baggie or something.
02-21-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,908
Posted By bjjoondo

LOL, as my wife and I both say, at this age We DO...

LOL, as my wife and I both say, at this age We DO NOT RUN!! We ride bikes MUCH EASIER and do a lot of walking but running is history for us!! ;)
02-21-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,908
Posted By rut3556

Over 50 and running should not be in the same...

Over 50 and running should not be in the same sentence! I never liked it anyway, as it reminded me too much of Marine boot camp! ;)
02-21-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,908
Posted By Helderberg

Running is harder for me as my back and legs can...

Running is harder for me as my back and legs can not take the pounding. Also, you can't coast downhill when you run. As far as the repairs go I do 90% of them myself and I enjoy that part of it also....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,324
Posted By Koyote

It's not 'blind trust' to put more stock in the...

It's not 'blind trust' to put more stock in the claims of qualified experts when they are talking within their areas of expertise.

By the way: if you go to the video's youtube page, right at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,324
Posted By Koyote

In my world, expertise still matters --...

In my world, expertise still matters -- especially when it comes to highly technical (scientific) topics. I'm not qualified to judge the veracity of this guy's statements (and I'll bet most bf'ers...
Forum: Foo
02-14-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,676
Posted By Trevtassie

Volcanic ash. Haven't you heard Yellowstone went...

Volcanic ash. Haven't you heard Yellowstone went off, despite a plucky bunch of scientists trying to warn the authorities, who didn't want to know. START HOARDING TOILET PAPER NOW. You'll be able...
02-14-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 7,266
Posted By rydabent

And it was no more than two or three years ago...

And it was no more than two or three years ago when I posted that disc brakes would take over the market because they were a superior brake. At that time I took a lot of abuse for my prediction.
...
02-14-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 7,266
Posted By Ogsarg

Oh fer cryin out loud. It could not possibly be...

Oh fer cryin out loud. It could not possibly be that people (including pros) prefer the feel/performance of discs that caused their popularity. No, it must be the evil marketing people that are...
02-14-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 7,266
Posted By Branko D

It doesn't take a big conspiracy to sell people a...

It doesn't take a big conspiracy to sell people a better braking system.
02-14-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 7,266
Posted By Germany_chris

I wouldn’t buy a new bike that wasn’t thru axle...

I wouldn’t buy a new bike that wasn’t thru axle and disc brakes no matter what the online cognoscenti thinks.
01-18-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 835
Posted By genejockey

Straight edge from one lever top to the other,...

Straight edge from one lever top to the other, making sure it's at exactly the same place on both levers. Stand in front of the bike, and eyeball the gap between the straight edge and the bar top. If...
01-17-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,286
Posted By majmt

Your concern, going to the effort to even join...

Your concern, going to the effort to even join this forum to ask the question, is quite admirable. You must be a very decent human being. :thumb:
Forum: Recumbent
01-16-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,510
Posted By HD3andMe

Fox "news" is a terrible drug.

Fox "news" is a terrible drug.
01-11-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,709
Posted By gkeep

Outwit the Grim Reaper by walking faster ...

Outwit the Grim Reaper by walking faster
(Published 15 December 2011) How fast does the Grim Reaper walk? Receiver operating characteristics curve analysis in healthy men aged 70 and over

Men...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,034
Posted By tyrion

17 miles.

17 miles.
01-06-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,579
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Patient: “Doctor, It hurts when I do this.” ...

Patient: “Doctor, It hurts when I do this.”

Doctor: “Then, don’t do that !”

- Henny Youngman
01-04-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,882
Posted By Brad L

Is it just me? Does that fork look bent to...

Is it just me? Does that fork look bent to anyone else?
12-29-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,811
Posted By merziac

Not controversial for me, glad you can own your...

Not controversial for me, glad you can own your disdain, you have plenty of company and I get it but my comfort and ability to ride all day long trumps any problem you may have with it.

It bugs me...
12-25-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By wgscott

What "lockdown"? Too many individuals have...

What "lockdown"?

Too many individuals have lost their lives to this because of people who refuse to take even minimal precautions like wearing a face-mask and avoiding large gatherings of people. ...
Forum: Touring
12-20-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,261
Posted By axolotl

Stay home. In case you haven't heard, there's a...

Stay home. In case you haven't heard, there's a pandemic happening at this time. California currently has a stay at home order in most of the state. Many states require visitors to quarantine for...
12-16-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,275
Posted By TakingMyTime

Maybe it's just a personal thing, but I never...

Maybe it's just a personal thing, but I never ride at night. I can't speak to the point of a group ride is safer than solo, but I can definitely confirm that virtually every one of my close...
12-14-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,240
Posted By Leisesturm

Your emphasis notwitstanding, you are WRONG! A...

Your emphasis notwitstanding, you are WRONG! A helmet mounted headlight is an excellent idea for a cyclist who, more than most other road users, can benefit greatly from being able to see through a...
12-12-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,538
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

1/8” is absolutely a significant change. ...

1/8” is absolutely a significant change. Especially if you are riding long distances or otherwise pushing your limits, including experiencing knee pain.

My suggestion is to ignore all the...
12-12-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,182
Posted By Shp4man

In my opinion, the modern cell phone is without...

In my opinion, the modern cell phone is without question the best advance in cycling. I can deal with old tech otherwise, but instant communication/information is priceless.
12-12-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,538
Posted By berner

It seems to me that if a saddle is set on the...

It seems to me that if a saddle is set on the verge of being too high, then a small incease in heigth, even as little as 1/8" may well cause a problem in an already troublesome knee. Carbonfiber Boy...
12-11-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,182
Posted By gugie

Ditto on internet and Bike Forums. Would never...

Ditto on internet and Bike Forums. Would never have met any of these people:
...
12-11-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,182
Posted By tiger1964

This x1000 If it wasn't for the internet and...

This x1000

If it wasn't for the internet and particularly BF, my bikes would probably be nearly unrideable.
12-11-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,182
Posted By Velo Mule

I'll just add master links for derailleur chains.

I'll just add master links for derailleur chains.
12-11-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,182
Posted By Swampthing

The only improvement that is really obvious to me...

The only improvement that is really obvious to me on a daily basis is LED lights.
I have cheap rechargeables on every bike and bag. Even the bikes with dynamos.
eventually I’ll probably even...
12-11-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,182
Posted By obrentharris

I shall not flog this horse. But I am...

I shall not flog this horse.

But I am grateful for the proliferation in the last thirty years of small bakeries along my usual cycling routes.

Brent
12-10-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,599
Posted By 79pmooney

There was an article in the NY Times yesterday...

There was an article in the NY Times yesterday about allergy reactions. The gist of it was that a few reactions are going to happen but if there is the proper precautions taken, the consequences of...
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