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Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,200
Posted By cyclezen

fify your 'awareness' limit may be well...

fify

your 'awareness' limit may be well below your power limit...
Ride On
Yuri
08-04-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By RGMN

I've used a 4th hand brake tool...

I've used a 4th hand brake tool (https://www.parktool.com/en-us/product/cable-stretcher-bt-2?category=Brakes) to hold some tension on the cable while tightening the pinch bolt.
07-01-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 591
Posted By Rolla

Cleaning the braking surface with steel wool and...

Cleaning the braking surface with steel wool and rubbing alcohol can help, as can de-glazing the pads.
06-19-22, 04:47 AM
06-17-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 964
Posted By katsup

I can see lost / missing thru axles as being...

I can see lost / missing thru axles as being rather common reason in the years to come.
06-09-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 848
Posted By obrentharris

Some Things Remain the Same

Today I rode 70 hilly miles on some of my favorite roads to mark my 70th birthday. On a long ride like this I have plenty of time to think. In the 57 years since my first long bike ride there have...
06-05-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By dedhed

It's a freewheel not a cassette, and you need the...

It's a freewheel not a cassette, and you need the correct tool to catch the splines around the axle
06-04-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 813
Posted By Bad Lag

$50 back then was unobtainable. Only rich...

$50 back then was unobtainable.

Only rich kids had Schwinn Sting Rays and there weren't many of those around..
06-04-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 516
Posted By Barry2

Find a better bike store. Find one that at...

Find a better bike store.
Find one that at least wishes to see the bike before condemning the drivetrain to total replacement, and offering to sell the the parts and labor.

Barry
06-04-22, 12:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,383
Posted By livedarklions

Well, I cruise along at 20-23 mph or so, I'm 61,...

Well, I cruise along at 20-23 mph or so, I'm 61, and my knees are fine. People are incredulous that other people can do something they can't. I ride about 225 miles a week this way.
06-03-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,383
Posted By livedarklions

I'll never understand knee socks, but I'm...

I'll never understand knee socks, but I'm embarrassed by the fact that I didn't realize black was a better color for socks while biking until I was in my 50s.
05-30-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,882
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 20,496
Views: 4,783,629
Posted By mackgoo

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x1600/complete_frame_fd1ce9df666b3c7797c4a9253b32457f286a451e.jpeg...
05-26-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By countrydirt

Late to the party!

I was sort of kinda active on BF years ago, but life got in the way and I didn't post for years. But now, at 58 and almost (two weeks away) retired, I find I have more time to indulge in talking...
05-25-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By ThermionicScott

Could be the brake lever clamps, too.

Could be the brake lever clamps, too.
05-21-22, 11:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 925
Posted By Camilo

I've done drop ins to auto repair shops for...

I've done drop ins to auto repair shops for simple bike stuff when i'm traveling far away from home in the travel trailer and don't have something I need but didn't have the foresight (or room!) to...
05-20-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,513
Posted By JW Fas

Trash Throwing Trash

This happened yesterday evening during a group ride. According to another cyclist in a pack well behind mine, the same vehicle tossed an empty 5-quart oil container at them while proceeding down the...
05-17-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,757
Posted By Biker395

This seems appropriate. ...

This seems appropriate.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/799x802/older_workers_46ea482654a3d64d89c9f39333544723e2e3d886.png
05-17-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,757
Posted By 10 Wheels

Be Aware that FloMax has caused Strokes in those...

Be Aware that FloMax has caused Strokes in those above 70 y/o.
One was me.
Small Blood Clot in Brain.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 523,962
Posted By FrankTuna

Black bikes are the best! Including my...

Black bikes are the best! Including my Specialized Roubaix Expert with Ultegra Di2. I love every minute on this bike.
...
05-04-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,558
Posted By vespasianus

Yeah, I am returning it. Must be defective.

Yeah, I am returning it. Must be defective.
05-03-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,442
Posted By GhostRider62

I forgot to say I use the HRM to monitor heart...

I forgot to say I use the HRM to monitor heart rate variability (HRV) each morning to assess fatigue.
05-03-22, 05:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,278
Posted By noimagination

I have no idea what you're doing. All I can say...

I have no idea what you're doing. All I can say is that I have cleats that I've had on my shoes (Look deltas on one pair, Look keos on another pair) for multiple years, and they don't look anywhere...
05-02-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,708
Posted By redtires

Wow...I haven't seen Caz in a LOOONG time. Lived...

Wow...I haven't seen Caz in a LOOONG time. Lived in New Woodstock as a little kid. The grandparents were in Peterboro in one of the old Gerrit Smith Estate homes.
04-29-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 716
Posted By davidad

It holds the brake pads against the rim for...

It holds the brake pads against the rim for adjustment.
04-22-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,491
Posted By wolfchild

No I am not giving away my spare tubes because I...

No I am not giving away my spare tubes because I may end up getting a flat down the road and need them...An experienced cyclist should be prepared for emergencies, and if they're not that's their...
04-22-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,420
Posted By kstephens

This made all of the difference for me. I was...

This made all of the difference for me. I was going through saddles quickly - luckily selling as I went so I wasn't taking a huge loss. But once measured and fit at a bike shop - I was steered...
04-17-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3,586
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 574,668
Posted By Wildwood

Kai Winters - 100% agree about ftp being a...

Kai Winters - 100% agree about ftp being a minimal factor in a racing setting with much elevation change and/or surges in speed. Maggy Bäckstedt only won 1 major UCI race outside his own country....
04-16-22, 05:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,031
Posted By ChamoisDavisJr

Jives with what Ray Maker says here as well; ...

Jives with what Ray Maker says here as well;

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2021/04/sram-rival-axs-power-meter-hands-on-and-first-rides.html

“But one of the things I’m ever-so-slowly warming to...
04-11-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,708
Posted By Steve B.

Bon Ton Roulet, Finger Lakes region, NY, July.

Bon Ton Roulet, Finger Lakes region, NY, July.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 27,185
Views: 17,763,132
Posted By mschwett

14lb even, ready to ride, on a scale which...

14lb even, ready to ride, on a scale which probably shouldn’t be trusted to the ounce…
06-28-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,694
Posted By livedarklions

Try making vroom vroom noises and screaming "on...

Try making vroom vroom noises and screaming "on your left, flatbar!"
06-26-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,355
Posted By one4smoke

Just stupid. People just don't THINK. Martin...

Just stupid. People just don't THINK. Martin didn't act appropriately either. Looked liked he didn't see the sign and person until he was right up on them. Maybe looking down or whatever. Should have...
06-10-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 19,100
Posted By Psimet2001

Thanks for trying racing and hells yes stick with...

Thanks for trying racing and hells yes stick with it.

For all but very few a first race is like a swift kick in the teeth. You really don't know how fast it's really going to be or what's required...
06-06-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,977
Posted By 70sSanO

I doubt it was the limit screws. With an index...

I doubt it was the limit screws. With an index system that shifts fine for 2 years, the limit screws don’t mysteriously move, especially to the extend need to drive a derailleur, against spring...
06-03-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,416
Posted By Dylansbob

When a customer calls in and asks if we can take...

When a customer calls in and asks if we can take care of a shifter cable before close, 3hrs away. Then they show up with a 10yr old tri bike with unlined internal housing and hasn't seen a...
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