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09-06-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,568
Posted By MinnMan

The sole persuasive argument presented here in...

The sole persuasive argument presented here in favor of rim brakes has been mechanicals - speed of wheel changes and availability of wheels from neutral service.
09-06-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,568
Posted By MinnMan

Correct. And with such a small sample, not...

Correct. And with such a small sample, not adjusting for whether teams with and without disc brakes are equally distributed in number and strength, it's also not so great for persuasion.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-03-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,929
Posted By fietsbob

Bike Friday Pocket Rocket is a 451 20" wheel...

Bike Friday Pocket Rocket is a 451 20" wheel bike set up to be fitting just like your favorite road bike..
...
08-31-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,549
Posted By MinnMan

Also, you watched one mountain stage (in which...

Also, you watched one mountain stage (in which both Bernal and Carapaz finished with no effective time penalty) and declared the team with the defending champion as "finished!" Either you have a...
08-30-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,314
Posted By MinnMan

On carbon rims, and especially in the rain, not...

On carbon rims, and especially in the rain, not so much.
08-27-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,314
Posted By 79pmooney

I bet the faster wheel change and neutral support...

I bet the faster wheel change and neutral support wheels is a bigger deciding factor despite that article. If you have GC riders ahead of team support, a flat means a getting a neutral wheel that is...
08-22-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,727
Posted By Iride01

I'm just the opposite. I hate having medical...

I'm just the opposite. I hate having medical conditions so I ride.

Seems to keep me off BP meds and Cholesterol and Triglycerides meds. My friends that don't cycle have a lot of pills they have...
08-22-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,727
Posted By DiabloScott

I dread the day I can't ride - it's such a part...

I dread the day I can't ride - it's such a part of my identity. But some day that day will arrive... whether it's balance or reaction time or vision or whatever.
The new indoor trainers are so good...
08-22-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,727
Posted By Dylansbob

Anyone else hate riding, but have to for medical reasons?

I've been riding all my life, worked in shops, flipped bikes for decades and it's all I can do to get on a ride one most days. I had a bad crash several years ago, coupled with some...
Forum: Touring
08-01-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,030
Posted By sloar

Finally found a proper touring bike.

But, I need to change a few things. Bought it this morning off a bike mechanic. He told me he bought the frameset and built it up and never rode it. It shows, looks brand new. Definitely want to go...
07-29-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By c_m_shooter

You could install the old front derailer and use...

You could install the old front derailer and use the endpoints to lock it in place.
07-29-20, 03:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,817
Posted By studbike1

Opinion: Yamaha YDX is the one

https://electrek.co/2020/07/29/yamaha-ydx-moro-new-full-suspension-electric-mountain-bike/

The future has arrived

This is the first full suspension ebike that I think has the design potential...
07-25-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,117
Posted By gios

For in ear headphones, Etymotic is the best. I...

For in ear headphones, Etymotic is the best. I still have my ER-6s. Came out when the original ipod was the thing.
07-23-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,794
Posted By fietsbob

His tests coincide with placing his tires as ...

His tests coincide with placing his tires as having better marks, as published in the magazine he publishes..
07-23-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,794
Posted By DrIsotope

Not that I doubt the accuracy of his findings...

Not that I doubt the accuracy of his findings (within such a limited scope-- Heine's "science" is on par with say Mythbusters or GCN Does Science) but I think that it's natural for readers to raise...
07-23-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,794
Posted By ofajen

Iíve accidentally had some practice at this. I...

Iíve accidentally had some practice at this. I regularly ride both of my bikes, an 80s MTB and and 80s road bike and there is a significant overlap of routes I ride with both.

Until the pandemic,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-20-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 83,824
Posted By 4151zero

Nearly 10 years later, and I just acquired a...

Nearly 10 years later, and I just acquired a Hooligan 8 in white.... love it, and its nearly all original, for now.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-19-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 278,582
Posted By 3speedslow

Long day out with the Mercier. Left the loft at...

Long day out with the Mercier. Left the loft at 9am, back 8 ish. Everywhere.
...
07-19-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,756
Posted By RadDog

We had a heat index of 105 the other day. You...

We had a heat index of 105 the other day. You have to be prepared, well rested and well hydrated. I stay close to my house (have some good circuits in my neighborhood) and keep it short.

I went...
07-19-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,414
Posted By fietsbob

Anyhoo , I have 3 bikes with German made head...

Anyhoo , I have 3 bikes with German made head and tail lights and dynamo hubs. Busch & Muller designed the reflectors to have a cut off beam pattern.
by having the LED in the top facing downward...
07-08-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,721
Posted By DeadGrandpa

There are many bikes which could satisfy your...

There are many bikes which could satisfy your criteria, but I recommend that you consider one with the clearance for wider tires than you currently ride, like a "gravel" bike. High volume tires at...
07-08-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,721
Posted By ridinsince80

Best comfortable road bike that is still quick and a good climber?

Hi all,

I am 51 and have been riding since I was 16 on and off. I have a Canondale t600 touring and Eddie Merckx 7-11 Corsa, both from the mid to late 90's.

I love the bikes but as I get a bit...
07-05-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,414
Posted By genec

How do you deal with that large glowing orb in...

How do you deal with that large glowing orb in the sky?
07-04-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,414
Posted By Miele Man

I was at a recreational day tour a number of...

I was at a recreational day tour a number of times over the years. At the lunch venue (an arena) they also had some vendors. One fellow sells these really bright extremely obnoxious strobe lights for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,774
Posted By joey buzzard

Personally I like bikes that are simple....

Personally I like bikes that are simple. Originally when I bought my Swift I had planned to put drops on it, but I came to love riding it with the stock flat bars lowered down; I even love the cheap...
06-26-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,141
Posted By Leinster

Right. But even a face covering without an...

Right. But even a face covering without an airtight seal will reduce viral transfer, be it outgoing or incoming. Weíre not talking about a viral laboratory situation, weíre talking about mitigating...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-25-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,458
Posted By P.L.Jensen

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

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(Above) The stock rim was black, so I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-25-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,458
Posted By P.L.Jensen

My Ride... 2020 Zizzo Liberte ...

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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,210
Posted By ternMY

Probably you should look into tern surge. fast...

Probably you should look into tern surge. fast and looks good
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06-17-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,103
Posted By cabledawg

As an e-bike owner, I can tell you that having...

As an e-bike owner, I can tell you that having e-assist means more bike commuting for me. With a back injury that causes weakness on one side and now a knee injury on the other side, there's days...
06-16-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,103
Posted By General Geoff

Most opponents of e-bikes would argue that since...

Most opponents of e-bikes would argue that since they're effectively mopeds, they should require licensing and registration like mopeds. I would go the other direction, and advocate for mopeds and...
06-15-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,103
Posted By fooferdoggie

my e bike will do 28 if I have enough energy or...

my e bike will do 28 if I have enough energy or use enough assist but I have been passed when I was doing 26 before. had one guy drafting me who I was doing 27 and feeling good. myself I work on my e...
06-15-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,103
Posted By Russ Roth

Other day I was riding some fairly technical MTB...

Other day I was riding some fairly technical MTB trails for Long Island when I met up with a guy on an E-bike, seemed to really be enjoying himself. He was ahead of me till a series of 3 drop-offs...
06-15-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,103
Posted By MattTheHat

Thatís what the people on roller skates say about...

Thatís what the people on roller skates say about people on bikes.
06-15-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,103
Posted By friday1970

When you got passed, did he give you that "Lance...

When you got passed, did he give you that "Lance Armstrong Look'?

On one of my brevets last year, this subject came up. We all agreed that while we would not use one ourselves (currently, at...
06-15-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,103
Posted By MattTheHat

Passed By E-Bike

I pass a guy on a very nice electric mountain bike from time to time, always from the opposite direction. But I had an e-bike pass me traveling in the same direction for the first time today. And it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-11-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,210
Posted By Chester

Also, to OP, being in Singapore, I imagine you...

Also, to OP, being in Singapore, I imagine you can get a lot of stuff that we can't get in the USA or even Europe.

Don't know if they sell these in Singapore, but Tern has, at least in Japan, a...
06-05-20, 12:25 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,634
Posted By 79pmooney

I call out "bicycle". Easy, requires no hardware...

I call out "bicycle". Easy, requires no hardware and works in all hand positions. And everybody but the hearing impaired "gets" it.

Ben
05-27-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,844
Posted By caloso

Check your age group, weight group, and narrow it...

Check your age group, weight group, and narrow it to that day. That sometimes helps.
Replies: 9
Views: 717
Posted By Ed333

Which old Mntn bike to keep?

A- which one to keep, and which to sell?
B- what would selling price ranges be for each?

I just turned 80, am doing the Swedish Cleaning, have two bikes and have decided I only need one, the use...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-20, 03:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,937
Posted By pinholecam

I chose Waltly Titanium because of the good...

I chose Waltly Titanium because of the good reviews that I can find on the internet.
The often 3 companies are Waltly, Titan and XACD.
XACD, the common comment is that they are pushy though they...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-04-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,026
Posted By tofudog415

I put a basic Topeak Explorer on the back of...

I put a basic Topeak Explorer on the back of mine, and it works great. I carry one or two Ortlieb Sport Rollers on it for grocery runs.
...
Forum: Introductions
04-23-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By jorey

Hi! It's largely quiet because of the enhanced...

Hi! It's largely quiet because of the enhanced community quarantine. If not, yes, our traffic would be monumental.
04-15-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 913
Posted By Seattle Forrest

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04-10-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 13,903
Posted By WizardOfBoz

4130 refers to a joint SAE/AISI standard (that...

4130 refers to a joint SAE/AISI standard (that is, SAE AISI 4130) which is also is referred to under the SAE's Unified Numbering System as UNS41300. Steels specified as 4130 should all conform to the...
04-10-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 13,903
Posted By CAT7RDR

I went out of my way to find an older quality 853...

I went out of my way to find an older quality 853 Reynolds frame steel bike I could enjoy over a new 4130 steel bike I could afford. Glad I did. The ride quality is superior to my CF bike. Feel like...
04-10-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 13,903
Posted By DMC707

Thats correct - i am an A&P mechanic, but damaged...

Thats correct - i am an A&P mechanic, but damaged carbon on an aircraft surface is repairable while damaged aluminum often needs a re-skin (talking control surfaces because that is the biggest carbon...
04-08-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,652
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^What I remember from the '80's was a 52/42...

^^^^^What I remember from the '80's was a 52/42 crank and a 11/21 6 speed cassette. Climbing was a labor of love because it sure as hell didn't feel good. :50:
04-08-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,652
Posted By philbob57

My memory says that in the '80s, there was a...

My memory says that in the '80s, there was a Bicycling article stating that the cadence was ... I'm excising this comment, because john m flores remembers the article accurately, and there's no point...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-04-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,264
Posted By alextide

Hi all, My name is Alex Animashaun, I'm the...

Hi all,

My name is Alex Animashaun, I'm the founder of Tuck Bike. Someone on the forum contacted me to say that a thread has started over here. I'm conscious that the forum has rules on...
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