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07-05-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 4,710
Posted By Homebrew01

Clipless have benefits for those who make use of...

Clipless have benefits for those who make use of their benefits.
They don't have benefits for those who don't make use of their benefits.
07-03-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 594
Posted By mrv

plus one for this. ^^ also: STOP THE...

plus one for this. ^^

also: STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE...
07-03-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 594
Posted By Joe Bikerider

How about not shining your ultra bright lights in...

How about not shining your ultra bright lights in my eyes? Yes, we maybe didnít crash but did you notice me turning my head away from your rude display? I guess you think thatís my problem. Sigh.
07-01-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 4,710
Posted By gregf83

Jumping on the pedal is good for half a...

Jumping on the pedal is good for half a revolution. What about all the other revolutions before you're up to speed?

The OP video looked at a number of existing studies showing that at steady...
07-01-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 4,710
Posted By HD3andMe

Clipless pedals are inherently better for me when...

Clipless pedals are inherently better for me when mountain biking due to the secure foot retention in chunk, for example. That secure foot retention being an essential quality of the clipless pedals...
06-30-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,987
Posted By Phil_gretz

^This, exactly. I ride mostly in Virginia,...

^This, exactly. I ride mostly in Virginia, Maryland and the District. Also in North Carolina. The bicyclist is responsible for his own safety. Do not ride in the door zone. If you must, then...
06-29-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,326
Posted By noobinsf

Heck, that's my size. Buy it, and if it doesn't...

Heck, that's my size. Buy it, and if it doesn't work out, sell it to me...

I'm only kinda joking. 6'2" is unlikely to work with a 55cm frame, but if this is something you really want to try, then...
06-28-20, 04:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 574
Posted By canklecat

I get mixed reactions to offers of assistance...

I get mixed reactions to offers of assistance when I encounter folks with bicycle problems. Depends on whether they self-identify as "cyclist" or "this is my transportation."

Cyclists are usually...
06-27-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,611
Posted By Thomas15

When I take over ownership of a bike I intend to...

When I take over ownership of a bike I intend to keep, the first thing I do s remove the reflectors. The second thing is go over the entire bike.

Just this week I did a group ride where one of...
Forum: Touring
06-26-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 577
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If the cranks you are looking at are 130/74 bolt...

If the cranks you are looking at are 130/74 bolt circle diameter, you might not get the gearing as low as you want, a 110/74 is a bit rare but they exist and the middle ring could go as small as 34....
06-26-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 422
Posted By jiangshi

Yellow Jersey still has their 3 for $50 tires.

Yellow Jersey still has their 3 for $50 tires.
06-25-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,346
Posted By roundypndr

Whether I'm riding my bike or driving my car,...

Whether I'm riding my bike or driving my car, somebody always wants to go faster. I'll let them go ahead of me when it's safe to do so, and hoping that I don't end up being the first person on the...
06-23-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,939
Posted By Germanrazor

No offense but why should we convince you? You...

No offense but why should we convince you? You have made up your mind. Biking computers are a flavor for a cyclist......meaning, either you want one or you don't. That simple.
06-22-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,155
Posted By GlennR

The difference is $4500. I've learned that...

The difference is $4500.

I've learned that most people don't understand how a bike can be over $2000 and never will. But these people would like a $60,000 Mercedes when a $25,000 Kia will get you...
06-22-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 61,703
Posted By shelbyfv

It's hard to know if you really believe this or...

It's hard to know if you really believe this or are just trolling :foo: We can all expect our cycling capabilities to diminish with age and infirmity. It's wrong to assume that the majority of...
06-20-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 61,703
Posted By indyfabz

Epic post. Love my drops. And all their hand...

Epic post.

Love my drops. And all their hand positions....
06-19-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 735
Posted By Ross520

Those are likely your legs feeling heavy. ...

Those are likely your legs feeling heavy.
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Now don't get me wrong... lighter, stiffer shoes can make a difference, but not as much as you might think.

I'd put that money into coaching or...
06-19-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 735
Posted By 70sSanO

So, your shoes donít hurt and your feet donít get...

So, your shoes donít hurt and your feet donít get numb, or hot but they feel heavy. I donít suppose you weighed them for a reference point. Lighter shoes and heavier pedals are still grams of weight....
06-19-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,987
Posted By Gresp15C

The problem with "fault" is that it's either a...

The problem with "fault" is that it's either a legal or moral distinction applied after the damage has been done. And safety involves what you do before the damage can be done. So they are unrelated...
06-19-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,987
Posted By njkayaker

The driver is at fault. ​​​​​​But your real...

The driver is at fault.

​​​​​​But your real concern is (should be) to avoid being doored in the first place.

Since you have no control over what door openers do, you have to position yourself...
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By VegasTriker

The best one I have ever used is the Mirrycle...

The best one I have ever used is the Mirrycle Mountain Handlebar Mirror but it only works for bikes where you can mount it at the end of the handlebars. If you have bar end shifters it doesn't work....
06-19-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 532
Posted By work4bike

We cyclists need to stop pushing so hard for...

We cyclists need to stop pushing so hard for separated cycling paths, if we want to stay on the roads. Here in Jax, Fl, I've noticed that every road that gets reworked has a bike lane installed. This...
06-19-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 532
Posted By work4bike

I'm against "driving licences" for cyclists;...

I'm against "driving licences" for cyclists; however, I find it difficult to defend this position at times when I see how some people riding bikes do totally boneheaded things. Just the other day, I...
06-19-20, 03:54 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,939
Posted By indyfabz

Personally, I donít care what others use, but...

Personally, I donít care what others use, but itís obvious that your mind is firmly made up, so I donít understand the real point of this thread.
06-13-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,452
Posted By Ilbiker

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/01662fbe_d367_4db3_9dd0_fa20f6767f05_2606912b38121ae833389748555a3d359a7c2a33.jpeg

This is my MUP. Share it with mostly big green...
06-11-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,138
Posted By fastbikes

Don't let people bully you, however, sometimes...

Don't let people bully you, however, sometimes it's just not worth provoking a driving for your safety. You never know if the driver is unbalanced in the head and decide to swipe you while you ride.
06-11-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 446
Posted By robertorolfo

A lot of people mention pressing both cups at the...

A lot of people mention pressing both cups at the same time. I prefer to do them individually, because I think the tube itself, and then the pressed cup, give a more secure point for the other side...
06-11-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By BobbyG

I mostly bike commute and have been recording my...

I mostly bike commute and have been recording my rides for years. The goal remains the same, to document trouble, just in case. But in 6 years I have not had any sort of serious trouble in traffic,...
Forum: Touring
06-10-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,496
Posted By djb

my wife is an early 60s female who appreciates...

my wife is an early 60s female who appreciates her granny gears on her Troll, so I guess I can give some (hopefully) informed opinions from at least the angle of knowing what a similarly aged rider...
06-10-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 944
Posted By noglider

WD40 is kinda-sorta OK for degreasing. Sometimes...

WD40 is kinda-sorta OK for degreasing. Sometimes it's good enough when the grease isn't too hard or dry. I use it when it's all I have. Alcohol isn't very good. It's fine to wipe the WD40 out with a...
06-09-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By Jeff Wills

As others said, these parts are not compatible....

As others said, these parts are not compatible. You've got yourself into a pickle since trying to unscrew the freewheel from the freehub body (counterclockwise) will just turn freehub body.
...
06-07-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,156
Posted By iab

Bike forums is a private entity, it ain't the...

Bike forums is a private entity, it ain't the gubmint. Their site, their rules.
06-07-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,156
Posted By billytwosheds

Like the other thread (about Chris Kvale's shop...

Like the other thread (about Chris Kvale's shop being looted), posting this kind of political claim without evidence (and in the wrong subforum) is irresponsible.

Please stop.

There are outlets...
06-05-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,403
Posted By unterhausen

If we searched for people due to bike specific...

If we searched for people due to bike specific clothing and man boobs, half the people on that trail would be in trouble. I'm a little surprised that nobody knows him from that bike, it's how...
06-05-20, 12:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,959
Posted By canklecat

Several folks on Facebook have mentioned long...

Several folks on Facebook have mentioned long delays in shipping between the US and anywhere overseas. "Long delays" these days would mean "normal shipping" 20 or so years ago. We've become...
06-03-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Besides the mentioned issue of chain line (rings...

Besides the mentioned issue of chain line (rings too far out from freewheel centerline) there's the lesser issue of in proper cable routing through the BB cable guides. The frt shift cable needs to...
06-03-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By shelbyfv

I'm no C&V expert but it looks as if the crank is...

I'm no C&V expert but it looks as if the crank is about twice as far from the BB as it should be. Check your chainline to verify.
06-03-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,457
Posted By SethAZ

Riding on a sidewalk is probably going to be bad...

Riding on a sidewalk is probably going to be bad news in most places. There's exactly one place where I ride on a sidewalk, and that's this one stretch where a MUP joins back up to a main road and...
06-03-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,457
Posted By Tony P.

I don't see the law and "etiquette" as always...

I don't see the law and "etiquette" as always mutually exclusive. Legal requirements represent the minimum a rider should do to treat others safely. What's being called etiquette is how to ride to...
06-03-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,881
Posted By SethAZ

I could never tell if that guy was just trolling...

I could never tell if that guy was just trolling or he really did like to think of himself as some sort of bicycling vigilante who was going to dial it up to 400 W and drop people who had no idea...
06-01-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 455
Posted By FastJake

I've never understood the matching notches on the...

I've never understood the matching notches on the smallest cog/lockring. They just increase the force required to get the same amount of tightness on the lockring. And I don't think there's any risk...
06-01-20, 03:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,963
Posted By waters60

It is interesting that styrofoam, which is...

It is interesting that styrofoam, which is notorious for its ability to resist degradation, when used in a helmet goes bad in a few years😳
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,196
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A lot of people feel that you do not need to...

A lot of people feel that you do not need to bring spare cables, but I always carry a spare brake and shifter cable on tour. I can't remember the last time I needed to replace a brake cable, last bad...
05-24-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 740
Posted By Camilo

I agree. Don't accept the bike. Go to whatever...

I agree. Don't accept the bike. Go to whatever shop has abike with the features you want in the correct size. Size trumps everything else. Look beyond one or two popular brands.
05-24-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 908
Posted By mstateglfr

I have no interest in proprietary components. ...

I have no interest in proprietary components.
Canyon's hover bar?...pfft.
Giant's dfuse seat post?...pfft.
Any brand's aero stem/bar combo.
etc etc etc

I like to build up frames, so these...
05-24-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 740
Posted By MRT2

No way a small sized bike can be made to fit. I...

No way a small sized bike can be made to fit. I know, everybody is built differently, but I would say a small sized frame is for someone 5'5" or shorter. At 5'8" you are a medium.

Shame on the...
05-19-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By prairiepedaler

He's a local guy, lives about 40 minutes from...

He's a local guy, lives about 40 minutes from here. Never met him. Per braze-on pricing is c$25ea, according to when I last checked his site. Which means if I had an old frame I wanted to add those...
05-18-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,575
Posted By grizzly59

I have two road helmets. One sticker says 2004,...

I have two road helmets. One sticker says 2004, the other says 2018. I can’t tell the difference in condition between them other than 2004 is a bit more scratched up. Please don’t tell the helmet...
05-18-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,575
Posted By vol

Thanks. Good to know, and good to see some input...

Thanks. Good to know, and good to see some input from sources not motivated by sales.
05-18-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,575
Posted By Tony P.

Here's some information published in the Journal...

Here's some information published in the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. Basically, it shows that old helmets (up to 26 years old) without damage provided protection.Helmet Impact Performance...
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