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07-04-22, 12:28 AM
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Posted By Gareth

Happy Independence Day 2022

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06-29-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By alcjphil

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAdlkunflRs
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 607
Posted By ThermionicScott

Welcome to BikeForums. You have both higher and...

Welcome to BikeForums. You have both higher and lower gears available than bike race winners of the past, so your drivetrain is not what's holding you back. It's normal to have trouble keeping up...
06-26-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,071
Posted By RChung

Unless the tire has really thick tread and knobs,...

Unless the tire has really thick tread and knobs, most of the rolling resistance isn't because of the tread per se, nor the size of the contact patch. It's not the compression of the tire where...
06-23-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,071
Posted By t2p

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 04:22 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,131
Posted By Trakhak

I'll remember this thread the next time I see one...

I'll remember this thread the next time I see one with posts from regulars congratulating each other on how endlessly warm, welcoming, and helpful they are to newcomers. I've been on this forum for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 03:26 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,131
Posted By Greatestalltime

Op, just throw all that crap out and get Dura Ace...

Op, just throw all that crap out and get Dura Ace for all bikes. Problem solved.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 03:03 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,131
Posted By znomit

Dura ace is the entry level point. Those noobies...

Dura ace is the entry level point. Those noobies need all the help they can get. Most of us here actually use claris because it's all we can afford after buying the latest months Rapha kit. Nothing...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,131
Posted By CAT7RDR

Your question is big with info. Your question...

Your question is big with info.
Your question also depends what year your current components were manufactured.

"Entry Level" is also ambiguous. Entry level for racing? For recreation only?
For...
06-22-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,071
Posted By 79pmooney

I believe he's talking about the wide flattish...

I believe he's talking about the wide flattish center strip that tires, especially rear tires, wear to just from rolling, not the skid patches from braking.
06-22-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,071
Posted By WhyFi

I assume that he's talking about the squaring off...

I assume that he's talking about the squaring off of the rear tire profile.
06-22-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,071
Posted By SpedFast

We all become 'performance compromised' over...

We all become 'performance compromised' over time. Some(things) more than others. :twitchy:
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It is said, "ride low and sleep high." The idea...

It is said, "ride low and sleep high." The idea is that riding at altitude is actually counterproductive because you're not putting out as many watts as you would at sea level. OTOH, sleeping high...
06-07-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 8,111
Posted By WhyFi

Are you thinking that you won't be able to get...

Are you thinking that you won't be able to get appropriate pads, cables and rims in the future? I have absolutely no interest in rim brake bikes, but I wouldn't be concerned about keeping one running...
06-07-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 8,111
Posted By Reflector Guy

Why? You don't actually have to replace your old...

Why? You don't actually have to replace your old bikes just because the cool kids have all moved on to discs.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 626
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Aerogel is the insulation NASA uses in space...

Aerogel is the insulation NASA uses in space suits. It's a highly aerated gel, the dead air basically prevents the movement of heat.
...
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By njkayaker

It's a rating of how hard the climbs are. ...

It's a rating of how hard the climbs are.

https://velovation.co.uk/climb-categorisation/

Unfortunately, it's not standardized. It appears to be a bit like ski run classifications.
06-06-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,342
Posted By burnthesheep

I realize not everyone falls in this camp, but...

I realize not everyone falls in this camp, but you go on group rides or attend races or view bicycle chat groups and see the comment "expensive bikes too expensive for me! Wish I could have that...
05-30-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,372
Posted By wvridgerider

Retired

I did it, today is my retirement date and Friday was my last day. Got in a 40 mile ride this morning so it is time to start piling the miles on. Greenbriar River trail next week, going to a frame...
05-16-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,240
Posted By livedarklions

Yeah, let's get rid of all road regulation! I'm...

Yeah, let's get rid of all road regulation! I'm going to deliberately drive on the wrong side of the road all day tomorrow just to make the point. Freedom!
05-16-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,240
Posted By livedarklions

Well, unless you're stuck behind an invading...

Well, unless you're stuck behind an invading army, parade or funeral procession, when the hell are you stuck behind 75 of anything but bicyclists?

No one automatically has the privilege of...
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By venturi95

I have ridden Highway 1 all through northern...

I have ridden Highway 1 all through northern California extensively, and south of SF Bay a bit also. East of Portland even less, and the city, too. I find the coast highway vastly over-rated. Except...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,455
Posted By jaxgtr

very nice, although, US Navy would have been...

very nice, although, US Navy would have been better but everyone's taste is a little different. :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,455
Posted By look566 rider

Looks good! What was cost? How involved was...

Looks good! What was cost? How involved was work?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,455
Posted By TiHabanero

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Delbiker1...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Delbiker1 has a different sense of beauty than myself as I see the complete picture of the bike as wonderful! Here's a toast to the US Army! Cheers!

PS: Go...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,455
Posted By TennBent

That paint job is absolutely phenomenal! What a...

That paint job is absolutely phenomenal! What a gorgeous frame! Please, do post photos of the completed bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,455
Posted By jamesdak

Well this ol' retired soldier certainly approves!...

Well this ol' retired soldier certainly approves! :thumb: Can't wait to see it built back up!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,455
Posted By cxwrench

Holy ****! That guy can paint! Very nice.

Holy ****! That guy can paint! Very nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,455
Posted By RNAV

That looks great! Please post pics once you've...

That looks great! Please post pics once you've got it built.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,455
Posted By Bald Paul

Beautiful!

Beautiful!
Replies: 27
Views: 1,550
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Nutrition during longer rides? Post-ride...

Nutrition during longer rides?

Post-ride recovery nutrition?

I had one ride last year where I later decided it must have been lack of electrolytes that day. I had ridden that route many times,...
04-27-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 941
Posted By cthenn

I drive 395 all the time, usually from 108...

I drive 395 all the time, usually from 108 (Sonora Pass hwy) south, but I have been on the stretch from Reno. I can't remember enough about that stretch to comment, but from 108 all the way to Lone...
04-26-22, 11:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 941
Posted By Leinster

My experience of 395 is farther north, between...

My experience of 395 is farther north, between Reno and Southern Oregon, and about 10 years out of date, but generally, I found that outside of an hour's drive from Reno the traffic was light, the...
04-26-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 941
Posted By Korina

This might help, although it's only partially on...

This might help, although it's only partially on 395. https://ridewithgps.com/trips/28041727
04-09-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,591
Posted By indyfabz

I’ve been out on tour and on day rides that have...

I’ve been out on tour and on day rides that have just happened to use the same roads as organized rides. Planned my own routes, had my own cue sheets and had no idea about the events. How did I use...
04-09-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,591
Posted By indyfabz

Around these parts, “banditry” means you actually...

Around these parts, “banditry” means you actually help yourself to ride amenities, not just ride on the same roads.
04-04-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,475
Posted By FBOATSB

I've read somewhere that brakeless fixies in...

I've read somewhere that brakeless fixies in heavy traffic are good for this.
03-28-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,192
Posted By rumrunn6

I try to keep track of some basics, but in the...

I try to keep track of some basics, but in the end, for me, it doesn't really matter. what matters, is the riding
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 993
Posted By Sactown_Albert

Powder coating can work.

I wanted to post about my positive experience with powder coating. I was able to effectively color match the original paint and the lugs retained good definition. I had heard that it could go on too...
03-16-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,085
Posted By Hobbiano

So you know they were brilliant but you just...

So you know they were brilliant but you just can't remember them?
03-16-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,273
Posted By Koyote

I think you'll find that most posters own...

I think you'll find that most posters own multiple bikes; this is a forum for cycling enthusiasts, after all.

That doesn't mean that you need multiple bikes...And it doesn't mean that you don't...
03-15-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,783
Posted By Iride01

You broke it, you bought it. That's the right...

You broke it, you bought it. That's the right thing to do.

Unless there was specific talk before hand about responsibility and liability. Hopefully you weren't set up for it failing.
03-09-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,755
Posted By livedarklions

I think this brings up another obvious point that...

I think this brings up another obvious point that hasn't been discussed. There's no way to open up this land to cycling usage without opening it up for hiking, running, and other non-motorized...
03-08-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,755
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I am not a mt biker but rather a long time hiker...

I am not a mt biker but rather a long time hiker in the EAST bay. I do ride my bike on various paved trails around the area. Reading the OP sounds very much like Trumpian nonsense. I don’t buy any of...
03-07-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,755
Posted By Polaris OBark

Work to get the law changed through established...

Work to get the law changed through established channels. Hounding bureaucrats and imploring that we collectively launch a DOS attack on their website isn't the way to do this.

BTW, it is E. coli...
03-07-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,755
Posted By nomadmax

Break the law, get caught, take your lumps. But...

Break the law, get caught, take your lumps. But don't cry about it.
03-07-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,755
Posted By livedarklions

Screw that. If you engage in activity you know...

Screw that. If you engage in activity you know is going to cause illegal environmental damage, a $600 fine seems pretty minimal. If someone isn't deterred by barbed wire and repeated warnings and...
03-07-22, 12:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,755
Posted By mschwett

how is it an overreach of authority? ebmud has...

how is it an overreach of authority? ebmud has state given authority to manage the watershed. their stated priorities are water quality (1.4 million people drink it) and habitat preservation. there’s...
03-06-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,755
Posted By Bald Paul

How about this? Don't break the law. If you do,...

How about this? Don't break the law. If you do, don't whine about being caught and punished. Don't like the law? Work to get it changed. (mic drop)
03-01-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,276
Posted By bruce19

Nicely done. Not nearly as good but when I got a...

Nicely done. Not nearly as good but when I got a COVID check from the government I bought Assos jerseys for two of my female riding friends.
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