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10-10-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,512
Posted By joelcool

Second on reporting the incident to animal...

Second on reporting the incident to animal control. If it's a repeat offender they will (hopefully) take action.

Glad you guys came out of it unscathed. Not everyone is so lucky.
10-10-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,512
Posted By Rides4Beer

+1 for stopping and getting off the bike, put the...

+1 for stopping and getting off the bike, put the bike between you and the dog and yell at them, usually works. Most dogs are chasing because of their predator/prey instinct, prey runs, so they...
10-10-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,512
Posted By Litespud

You're dreaming if you think you're going to hop...

You're dreaming if you think you're going to hop off your bike, pull a knife and dispatch 1-2 Rottweilers. Same with the club - unless you're extremely lucky, you'll just piss them off. I think in...
10-09-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,125
Posted By bedtime

Thank you so much for not being one of those...

Thank you so much for not being one of those people that find the solution but keep everybody hanging.

If anything, we think higher of you for telling us; a real man admits his mistakes.
10-08-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,125
Posted By WizardOfBoz

WGB, It takes some guts to come out and admit...

WGB, It takes some guts to come out and admit that. Thanks for sharing this - interesting to see how the predictions line up with what was actually happening (my batting record on this thread isn't...
10-08-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,125
Posted By WGB

The nice thing about posting here is all the good...

The nice thing about posting here is all the good ideas and good advice.

The awkward part is that when you F-up (like I did) you have to publicly admit it what you did, so here I go.

It seems...
10-02-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 798
Posted By CliffordK

The reality is that kid's bikes are a dime a...

The reality is that kid's bikes are a dime a dozen at the thrift stores. Often so cheap that co-ops don't really like them (although I would think that would be a major responsibility for the co-ops...
10-01-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 849
Posted By AnkleWork

Welcome to the Pop Psych Self Help Forum. ...

Welcome to the Pop Psych Self Help Forum.

You can choose one of two paths leading in opposite directions:
1. Return the hub as defective for replacement; repeat as necessary; post here all...
09-30-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,278
Posted By Retro Grouch

The real benefit to skinny tires comes at higher...

The real benefit to skinny tires comes at higher speeds because they have less frontal area.
09-29-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,278
Posted By Spoonrobot

More than you'd expect, less than really matters.

More than you'd expect, less than really matters.
09-27-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 721
Posted By Stadjer

If it's a good old steel one it's a lot easier...

If it's a good old steel one it's a lot easier because you can use a 'chainstay spreader' so don't have to take the wheel out to get the tyre in. I don't believe it works with aluminum frames because...
09-26-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 492
Posted By hokiefyd

This may vary regionally but, at least in North...

This may vary regionally but, at least in North America, the e-bike market is almost exclusively using hydraulic disc brakes. Some of the less expensive varieties will use mechanical disc brakes. I...
09-24-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,243
Posted By ljsense

I agree with everyone who pointed out the huge...

I agree with everyone who pointed out the huge difference here between quarter mile and an eighth mile. 100 percent difference.

Will you start with one foot on the ground and struggle to clip in...
09-24-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,074
Posted By ljsense

This is why I'll never ride steel.

This is why I'll never ride steel.
09-24-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 625
Posted By GeezyRider

It may just be the angle of the photo but it...

It may just be the angle of the photo but it appears that the nose of your wife's saddle is tilted downward significantly. That alone could cause neck and shoulder discomfort. That said, I have...
09-23-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 625
Posted By MoAlpha

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0180_21452954d7f716ed209c209f96afec6e0419d543.jpg
09-20-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,880
Posted By Milton Keynes

Dang kids these days with their transistor radios...

Dang kids these days with their transistor radios and hip language...
09-20-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 864
Posted By woodcraft

fify

fify
09-20-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,880
Posted By Rides4Beer

Almost as rude as yelling at strangers?? I'd...

Almost as rude as yelling at strangers??

I'd tell you to GFY and enjoy the rest of my ride. :thumb:
09-18-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 864
Posted By AndreyT

True. I assume we are talking about a Presta...

True. I assume we are talking about a Presta valve here (although this makes no difference if a bicycle-specific pump is used).



Absolutely not. As you correctly stated above "valve closes once...
09-18-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 864
Posted By AndreyT

Apparently, your pumps were manufactured in some...

Apparently, your pumps were manufactured in some alternative parallel universe of some kind, where the process of inflating a tube relies on the valve in the tube itself. In our universe we don't...
09-17-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,461
Posted By rseeker

General comment: you all have made me add a chain...

General comment: you all have made me add a chain tool to my road kit.



I hope you found a long stick and dangled an energy bar in front of him.
09-16-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,457
Posted By caloso

Try this: When you come to a stop, scoot forward...

Try this: When you come to a stop, scoot forward off the saddle and straddle the top tube. Like this:
...
09-10-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,001
Posted By BarryVee

Maybe time to change horses.

Recumbent? Think thats where Id go.
09-03-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,942
Posted By cyccommute

Yes, but any touring bike would make a decent...

Yes, but any touring bike would make a decent commuter. They make a better commuter than "commuter" bikes and are far better than most fast road bikes. They are built to carry stuff and have places...
09-02-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By ramzilla

Bad pawls in the freehub. Put a new freehub on it.

Bad pawls in the freehub. Put a new freehub on it.
08-30-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,942
Posted By steeljunkie

I commute on my LHT 4 or 5 days a week -...

I commute on my LHT 4 or 5 days a week - https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_3584_be528ebf427b442d5326b13c851d2418a3723917.jpg
My LHT set up as a commuter
08-30-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,089
Posted By HarborBandS

I don't care what you say. My dog smiles. :)

I don't care what you say. My dog smiles. :)
08-29-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,660
Posted By Kapusta

The fastest tire on rough chip-seal is going to...

The fastest tire on rough chip-seal is going to be a larger and at lower pressure than the optimum tire for smooth blacktop.

The optimum tire is always a balance of rolling resistance, weight, and...
08-29-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,096
Posted By JonathanGennick

Swapping to a higher rise bar once solved the...

Swapping to a higher rise bar once solved the problem for me. If you go that route, consider shortening the stem somewhat at the same time. In my case, the added 10 - 15 mm of rise (I don't remember...
08-28-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 747
Posted By riverdrifter

I just refurbed a bike with 27" wheels, and I...

I just refurbed a bike with 27" wheels, and I went with Continental Super Sport Plus tires in 27 x 1 1/4. They are smooth and fast, and the puncture resistance is top notch! I live in thorn country...
08-28-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 747
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Yeah, that's really dangerous. As a datapoint, I...

Yeah, that's really dangerous. As a datapoint, I have a couple of 27 inch bikes. I just respoked one wheel, using the old Weinmann rim. I believe that the Araya rims are better. If you have a bike...
08-28-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By hokiefyd

I've been happy with Tektro's CR510...

I've been happy with Tektro's CR510 (https://www.tektro.com/products.php?p=178) brake. You can get them in anodized silver, so they still look somewhat "classic" and period correct. But they use...
08-28-19, 04:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By dsaul

I don't see any headset cups on that head tube.

I don't see any headset cups on that head tube.
08-28-19, 01:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By CliffordK

Fmpapierz's Gallery/Album. ...

Fmpapierz's Gallery/Album.

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/504961
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/15005004
...
08-27-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By dabac

Are you sure? Ive never seen that, not even as a...

Are you sure? Ive never seen that, not even as a hack repair.

The cups? AFAIK, no.
There are shims to install 1 headsets in 1 1/8 headtubes though.
If it was me, Id try shimming 1 1/8 crown...
Forum: Touring
08-26-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,666
Posted By indyfabz

https://lonepeakpacks.com/index.php/packs/panniers...

https://lonepeakpacks.com/index.php/packs/panniers/p099.html

Personally, I only want waterproof. Breathability is a non-issue.
08-23-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,087
Posted By JonathanGennick

Are those retail prices? Wouldn't I be able to go...

Are those retail prices? Wouldn't I be able to go to any dealer and have them build the bike for me for the $2700?
08-21-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,374
Posted By noglider

A truing stand is one of the least essential bike...

A truing stand is one of the least essential bike tools. I do happen to have one, but sometimes I just put a zip tie on the frame or fork. I use it as a gauge to see how close/far the rim is from the...
08-20-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,661
Posted By 02Giant

Do you have a unibrow?

Do you have a unibrow?
Forum: Touring
08-19-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,113
Posted By indyfabz

That's too bad. Looks like a decent enough...

That's too bad. Looks like a decent enough shoulder the entire way. Doesn't look like the most pleasant riding, bit it certainly looks a lot safer than some roads I have ridden. Hmmm? Wonder if wind...
07-24-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,008
Posted By Cute Boy Horse

It sounds like you don't know how to ride a bike...

It sounds like you don't know how to ride a bike properly and need to spend some time with an instructor. Especially since you haven't ridden in such a scenario you describe - or else you'd know a...
Forum: Touring
07-24-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,321
Posted By djb

again, if they are in good shape, keep pressures...

again, if they are in good shape, keep pressures at a good level, and just look where you ride and use common sense, it will be fine.
07-23-19, 11:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,008
Posted By Cute Boy Horse

Flying over the handlebars and then screaming...

Flying over the handlebars and then screaming your head off that the front brake is dangerous is not the behavior of long time cyclists. It's that of idiots who don't know how to ride a bike.

I...
07-23-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,139
Posted By delbiker1

My most comfortable bike is not compatible with...

My most comfortable bike is not compatible with tires larger than 25 mm. It is impossible for anyone to tell someone else what the most comfortable bike is for any size tires. One can only tell you...
07-23-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By Skipjacks

That's what she said.

That's what she said.
07-22-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,526
Posted By caloso

These are all great bikes, and if you want to buy...

These are all great bikes, and if you want to buy one of them, go for it. But none of those bikes is going to make the difference between staying with the A group or getting dropped. The riders in...
07-22-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,526
Posted By burnthesheep

You "might" be able to buy 10% tempo or cruising...

You "might" be able to buy 10% tempo or cruising power for about $120 if you currently have mediocre tires.

GP5000's and latex are probably 20w faster for a pair than generic road tires with...
07-21-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,526
Posted By DrIsotope

Realistically, the gap between 16mph average solo...

Realistically, the gap between 16mph average solo and 21mph average in a group isn't as big as you think it is.

Take the bike you have now, and focus on riding faster. Work on body position. ...
07-21-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,242
Posted By terrymorse

The fastest wear item in the drive train is the...

The fastest wear item in the drive train is the chain. But if you ride with a worn chain, you will also wear out your cassette.

No need to worry about overusing one cog, as long as you replace the...
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