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Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,169
Posted By Maelochs

Basic "Cliff Notes" version of this thread: You...

Basic "Cliff Notes" version of this thread: You made some bad choices, and instead of taking responsibility, you are blaming the world.

Longer explanation:

If you had asked here before making...
10-06-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,638
Posted By Troul

Organic braking using two strategically placed...

Organic braking using two strategically placed hamsters in each of there own horizontal running wheels that rotate in the opposite direction of the bicycle's wheel. When petted for braking, the...
10-02-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 826
Posted By Amelio

Solved!

A big shout out to Pastor Bob for the replacement cog and timely help! (is there a way to tag a user?)

Thanks to everyone that contributed to help solve this issue! This is my son’s bike for...
10-01-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 590
Posted By zjrog

Cardiologist discharged me!

Cardiologist discharged me today. After she scared the devil out of me 3 years ago... And, cleared me for whatever heart rate in exercise I can tolerate... I'm 58, and 140 pounds lighter than 3 years...
09-29-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,677
Posted By cyccommute

If you are upset by such a lopsided “value...

If you are upset by such a lopsided “value ratio”, what are you looking to gain from your involvement? Maybe you should go work at a retail shop where your value ratio would be more equitable.

As...
09-27-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,319
Posted By gpburdell

As a runner who also cycles I'm seeing a roughly...

As a runner who also cycles I'm seeing a roughly 3:1 distance ratio and slightly less than 1:1 time ratio in terms of cycling vs running calorie burn estimates (running higher/hr). These seem to be...
09-26-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 740
Posted By Troul

part of a reflector bracket

part of a reflector bracket
09-24-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,677
Posted By ShannonM

I volunteer at my local co-op. (The Bike Kitchen...

I volunteer at my local co-op. (The Bike Kitchen in Eureka, CA.) I worked in a national chain bike shop (Performance) when I was in college in the Naughties.

I see no conflict whatsoever.

What...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By surak

You can't mount a bell on that bike because the...

You can't mount a bell on that bike because the invariable assplosion of crabon will destroy not only your frame but shatter any bell into a million pieces that in concert will cause the 1812...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By Darth Lefty

PDW has a bell that replaces a headset spacer

PDW has a bell that replaces a headset spacer
09-23-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 57,036
Posted By Mr_Stop

Solved. Found the specs for the length and mine...

Solved. Found the specs for the length and mine was about 2mm too long. I took my fork to the bike shop and they quickly trimmed a little bit off. It now fits nicely!
09-15-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By danmyersmn

You could give this a try: ...

You could give this a try:
https://pacenticycledesign.com/collections/accessories/products/tubeless-valves-pair-50mm-alloy
09-15-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 6,101
Posted By tomato coupe

Do you carry a crock pot on long trips so you can...

Do you carry a crock pot on long trips so you can re-wax your chain?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,126
Posted By Sy Reene

Again, you seem certain that you know how the...

Again, you seem certain that you know how the Mikes/Specialized contract was written, and that by that contract's terms, Specialized was required to cancel Mike's status as a reseller, as well as all...
09-12-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,081
Posted By Trakhak

As usual, the three measurements the OP is...

As usual, the three measurements the OP is demanding are proxies for what's really being compared:

1. Length
2. Girth
09-06-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,638
Posted By Darth Lefty

Every time we do this exercise we come up against...

Every time we do this exercise we come up against drivetrain, shifters, and tires.

Then we start talking about why and the thread gets locked
08-30-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 12,024
Posted By Milton Keynes

As I was getting ready to put a set of brake pads...

As I was getting ready to put a set of brake pads on a customer's car a few years ago, she asked how much the labor charge would be. I told her $50. She then asked how long it would take, and I said...
Forum: Foo
08-22-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,202
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...we are everywhere now. It's a conspiracy...

.
...we are everywhere now. It's a conspiracy to turn America blue. Lock up your livestock.
Forum: Foo
08-16-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,410
Posted By SkinGriz

Thanks. Will digest later. Very helpful.

Thanks. Will digest later. Very helpful.
08-16-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By hokiefyd

Thanks! I learned something. I've only ever...

Thanks! I learned something. I've only ever seen them used above and below the caliper ears (as in the Avid BB7). I've not seen them used only above the caliper ears before. But I can understand...
08-12-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By cobba

When you double stack those types of adapters,...

When you double stack those types of adapters, you won't have a straight hole going through both adapters.

...
08-12-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By sjanzeir

:D Touché! :D My concern was that given...

:D Touché! :D

My concern was that given their structure, compressionless housings or hydraulic lines might sustain damage after multiple folding and unfolding cycles.
08-12-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By cobba

With some adapters you're supposed to use those...

With some adapters you're supposed to use those spherical washers above the caliper.

+20mm adapter
https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/si/SI-8170A-001-ENG.pdf

+23mm adapter...
08-02-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,537
Posted By JoeO

I think maybe this thread has jumped the shark

I think maybe this thread has jumped the shark
07-28-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 772
Posted By 10 Wheels

Get a Very Bright Strobe Light for The Front of...

Get a Very Bright Strobe Light for The Front of your Bike.
07-05-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,519
Posted By sha90

hi, this is a very belated update. i bought the...

hi, this is a very belated update. i bought the cruiser but made the mistake of not test-riding it on an incline. found out too late that inclines were too much of an effort. the bike shop said they...
07-01-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 779
Posted By BCDrums

Addendum

CC,

My shifting problem came down to an out-of-spec position of wheel axle in the dropout, but, spurred by your comment, I flushed and lubed my DA 7700 shifter anyway. After the lubing, it shifts...
06-28-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I see! The 1.5" refers to the length of the...

I see! The 1.5" refers to the length of the chain as it forms a tangent from the largest cog to the guide pulley, whereas the 5 mm to 7 mm refers to the gap in space between the largest cog and the...
06-26-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,093
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Talk about mudflaps? My girl's got em.

Talk about mudflaps?


My girl's got em.
06-26-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,423
Posted By hokiefyd

Because there's never been a direct relationship...

Because there's never been a direct relationship between the MSRP of a bike and the cost of goods sold, I think it's difficult to correctly characterize this as "price gouging". Bikes retail for...
06-24-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,423
Posted By SkinGriz

Neither

Everything is worth what someone is willing to pay.

No such thing as price gouging.
06-24-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,912
Posted By DaveSSS

Bicycles steer in the same manner as a...

Bicycles steer in the same manner as a motorcycle, but the force required to turn a bicycle is small compared to a motorcycle. Those who have never taken a motorcycle training course should try it. ...
06-21-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 12,024
Posted By unterhausen

Bike shops have to order bikes ahead of time. In...

Bike shops have to order bikes ahead of time. In a normal year the order would be placed sometime in the summer for delivery the next winter/spring.
This didn't really happen last year, at least...
06-01-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,116
Posted By 2old

Really enjoyed their closeout since everything...

Really enjoyed their closeout since everything was 95% off and even though I loaded up, still didn't get enough consumables. If they could have survived another year, they would have really thrived...
05-31-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,456
Posted By rumrunn6

6-3-20 swapped the fork. It does not squeak! Yay!...

6-3-20 swapped the fork. It does not squeak! Yay!
listed as 9mm dropout, measures 10mm. But at least it was the same on both original & new forks...
05-27-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,488
Posted By GhostRider62

Get an attorney

Get an attorney
05-08-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,921
Posted By Troul

"Then said Cyclist unto him, Put up again thy...

"Then said Cyclist unto him, Put up again thy carbon frame into his cliplessness: for all they that take the carbon frame shall perish with the carbon frame."
Thy Troul 08, 21:41
05-06-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 26,452
Posted By indyfabz

Ricky Bobby.

Ricky Bobby.
05-06-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,659
Posted By lostarchitect

Yeah, this kind of thing happens when the...

Yeah, this kind of thing happens when the government intentionally tries to sabotage an essential service so they can have an excuse to privatize it. They've been chipping away at USPS since at least...
05-01-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By jccaclimber

Seeing as how the backing plate from my other...

Seeing as how the backing plate from my other brake lined up with the axle slot when the mystery spacer was removed I opted to leave it out. The only thing that needed to be done was turn the large...
04-27-21, 01:14 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 9,685
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Well, folks, I turned my 620 into a Lexus.... My...

Well, folks, I turned my 620 into a Lexus.... My previously skeptical self (for good reason) with regard to big tires, their aesthetic, and their benefits, has been disproven. Crazy. Sure, big tires...
04-20-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,090
Posted By tyrion

Scientific analysis of riding while high: ...

Scientific analysis of riding while high:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqXCDDjWa9U

Happy 4/20 to one and all.
Replies: 18
Views: 1,428
Posted By StarBiker

https://craigslistharvester.com/

https://craigslistharvester.com/
Forum: Commuting
04-16-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,524
Posted By cyccommute

I use a Week-at-a-Glance pocket calendar. I...

I use a Week-at-a-Glance pocket calendar. I record distance, time, average speed, and bicycle identity (I’ve had as many as 13 bikes but currently only have 8). At the end of the year, I put the...
04-13-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,090
Posted By Ted Noiz

I'm in the same position as you in many ways. Had...

I'm in the same position as you in many ways. Had insomnia since childhood and deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Have used Marijuana in order to manage it in the past (and will again if the...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-12-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,605
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I have yet to find a pedal and shoe that works...

I have yet to find a pedal and shoe that works for me off road, so sneakers and Deore pedals w/ clips and straps. I have thought about their aspect on this fall off. Not to be contrary but I've...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-11-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,605
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The autopsy is finished and the patient died of...

The autopsy is finished and the patient died of blunt force trauma. Yes this frame is toast. It's actually rather interesting in how the various bends and dents are.

First and most obvious is the...
04-09-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 9,685
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Trek 620 on 700x48 Tires??? A $10 New School Frame Shows The Way

I had a few titles for this thread, but didn't want to go all click bait-y, so here is what we have.

I bought a $10 frameset from Bike Works' twice-monthly "As Is Sale" and through a lot of...
04-02-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,700
Posted By Troul

Drafting has its + & - , however, I often wonder...

Drafting has its + & - , however, I often wonder if the - is thought about when in the moment ready to draft. Example: You work your ninja moves to stealthily draft someone. That person has no...
04-02-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,090
Posted By shelbyfv

:popcorn

:popcorn
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