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Forum: Commuting
10-01-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,867
Posted By FredMau

I agree. I can do patches but always carry a...

I agree. I can do patches but always carry a spare "new" tube in the bag 'just in case'.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 542
Posted By mstateglfr

If you put your foot down a bunch, I would think...

If you put your foot down a bunch, I would think toe clips would be exponentially worse than SPD. With toe clips you have to constantly fiddle over where the clip is, make sure you dont step on top...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,195
Posted By tempocyclist

Are you able to pinpoint the location of the flat...

Are you able to pinpoint the location of the flat on the tube? Then match that up to the point on the tyre/wheel?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,309
Posted By LarrySellerz

Cleats hurt my feet, I use five ten mtb shoes...

Cleats hurt my feet, I use five ten mtb shoes with flat pedals and being able to change positions helps a lot. I might be losing some efficiency in a sprint but comfort is king
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,048
Posted By koala logs

You're right, even by observation, the vast...

You're right, even by observation, the vast majority of city commuters don't use foot retention and perhaps for a very good reason. I've even been told by a veteran clipless user that it's safer and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,048
Posted By ThermionicScott

You could always buy flat pedals that have the...

You could always buy flat pedals that have the option to attach clips, but after commuting for a brief while on clips and straps, I'm against it, too. No matter how quickly you can do it, drivers...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,039
Posted By mstateglfr

Topeak road morph. It has a guage, hose, and...

Topeak road morph. It has a guage, hose, and pumps up relatively quickly.
The mountain morph is a good option for mtb or gravel as it's more high volume than high pressure.
03-02-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,703
Posted By 3alarmer

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/downward_facing_dog_pose_andrew_clark_1_e80cc52625f0ca6c67e71febaf0dceaf9738f26b.jpg...
02-25-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,992
Posted By philbob57

I'd stay away from Five Tens if you use clips and...

I'd stay away from Five Tens if you use clips and straps, because they seem to be too sticky to slip under the straps easily.

The 5-10s are great on pinned flat pedals. I believe that part of the...
02-24-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,992
Posted By Rolla

Five-Ten Freeriders. Sticky sole, long-wearing,...

Five-Ten Freeriders. Sticky sole, long-wearing, and no velcro or boa mechanisms.
...
Forum: Commuting
01-25-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,730
Posted By darrellc

Continental Gatorskins are bulletproof but I hate...

Continental Gatorskins are bulletproof but I hate riding them in winter here in the Pacific Northwest (I’m in Seattle)… they are the most slippery tire I’ve ridden on wet pavement. I pulled mine off...
01-21-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,668
Posted By Hypno Toad

Weekly Wedge Issue: Wind Chill is Pointless

This week's Wedge Issue: Wind Chill Factor is Pointless

Wind chill factor is great for The Weather Channel to hype cold temps and create drama, but it has very little effect when your riding a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,963
Posted By Iride01

Scaremongers have said many things over the last...

Scaremongers have said many things over the last 25 plus years about carbon bikes. I've found none of it true for bikes made today. Perhaps some early carbon bikes did have some issues, but then...
11-24-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,712
Posted By rumrunn6

for some unknown moronic reason I like riding in...

for some unknown moronic reason I like riding in storms. I've grown quite fond of bar mitts. they are like a rain coat for your hands. you can still wear gloves, but it opens up more possibilities....
11-08-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,158
Posted By Jeff Neese

Yes, those hacks are available. But so are...

Yes, those hacks are available. But so are Schrader tubes. It's a lot easier and better to just buy the right tube for your wheel, instead of buying gizmos to make a Presta tube fit. I prefer Presta...
11-06-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,151
Posted By PeteHski

F*** DuraAce triple cranks!! My regret was not...

F*** DuraAce triple cranks!! My regret was not buying more Tesla shares 5 years ago!
11-05-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,189
Posted By Ironfish653

The entire sport of MTB would disagree. I...

The entire sport of MTB would disagree.

I know in a lot of riding groups, Triathlon bars (base/aero extensions) are not usually welcome , because the controls are often out of reach, especially...
11-05-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,151
Posted By badger1

The 'Big Shirt' conspiracy? Manufacturers of...

The 'Big Shirt' conspiracy? Manufacturers of men's linens gathering in a cabal, forcing us all to go 'four pockets'?? Location: Zurich?
11-05-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,151
Posted By wolfchild

In the early days of cycling all bikes were fixed...

In the early days of cycling all bikes were fixed gear and single speed and people still managed to race, train, ride for recreation and fun, tour the world, bike pack, gravel ride, commute to their...
11-05-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,151
Posted By Leinster

This thread is the worst use of the Chewbacca...

This thread is the worst use of the Chewbacca defense. EVER.

Yet somehow still made it to 19 pages.
11-04-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,151
Posted By PeteHski

Isn't that a picture of the OP looking at an MTB...

Isn't that a picture of the OP looking at an MTB 1x ?
11-04-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,151
Posted By GhostRider62

I am not sure what you do not get other than this...

I am not sure what you do not get other than this whole thread topic.

12 and 13 speed groups are not cheap.

Triples are cheap and they provide much better gearing for many types of riders in...
11-02-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,191
Posted By Miele Man

Okay and thanks for clarifying that. There...

Okay and thanks for clarifying that.

There used to be a shop here in town that wouldn't work on anything but high end bikes and didn't like to sell cables and stuff to people who didn't buy their...
11-02-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,425
Posted By njkayaker

I doubt the Tile network is big enough to be...

I doubt the Tile network is big enough to be useful. Note the range (to be picked up by a phone) is fairly short too.

If you have a close friend with an iPhone, you could connect the Airtag to...
11-02-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,151
Posted By livedarklions

So basically, we're going to take a "no true...

So basically, we're going to take a "no true Scotsman" approach to the history of triples that pretty much ignores the largest share of the demand for them because people who bought them and hybrids...
11-02-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,151
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

This whole thread is nothing but a online version...

This whole thread is nothing but a online version of cockfighting. The experienced long time member OP knew exactly what the result would be and the usual suspects jump in. Classic is the idiot who...
11-01-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,151
Posted By genejockey

I'm not sure how that makes the slightest bit of...

I'm not sure how that makes the slightest bit of sense.
11-01-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,654
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

have gotten that feeling, and yes they were...

have gotten that feeling, and yes they were almost flat
10-31-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,278
Posted By thehammerdog

why.

why.
10-28-21, 07:02 AM
10-28-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,654
Posted By seypat

Flat tire feeling, or one of the brakes is...

Flat tire feeling, or one of the brakes is dragging.
10-28-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,654
Posted By DonkeyShow

Yes but then I go home and check them and find...

Yes but then I go home and check them and find them down 20 psi.
10-27-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,425
Posted By Iride01

Not trying to be funny, but very seriously my...

Not trying to be funny, but very seriously my recommendation is not buy a bike you can't easily afford to replace.

Trackers just have all sorts of ways not to work. And anyone that steals bikes...
10-27-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,151
Posted By livedarklions

To OP, that makes no sense,

To OP, that makes no sense,
10-19-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,075
Posted By alias5000

Often you can, but you may need a chain tensioner.

Often you can, but you may need a chain tensioner.
09-29-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,788
Posted By livedarklions

So, just to be clear, the incident described in...

So, just to be clear, the incident described in this thread occurred on a paved rail trail, not a steep narrow path. There is literally no way to position yourself or a speed at which you can...
09-28-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,788
Posted By livedarklions

That's simplistic. There are actions that can't...

That's simplistic. There are actions that can't be predicted at all, and that leave no room for avoidance at any speed. The only way to be 100% safe would be to never pass anyone on a path. I...
09-26-21, 01:01 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,383
Posted By Leisesturm

You know how when you have a stick shift car no...

You know how when you have a stick shift car no one ever asks to borrow it? I personally think that having the 520's on my Trek roadbike makes joyriders think twice. For that reason I don't advise...
09-25-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,383
Posted By PeteHski

Countless studies have shown that this is not...

Countless studies have shown that this is not what actually happens, even with pro cyclists. There is no significant power produced on the upstroke. So don't go expecting an improvement in that...
09-19-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,788
Posted By 1984trek760

You arenít at fault

The other guy did a u-turn in front of you without looking. Heís at fault.

I had the same exact thing happen to me on a motorcycle and a car decided to do a U-turn with a fake to parallel park. He...
09-14-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 8,665
Posted By spelger

i like to be self sufficient but i certainly...

i like to be self sufficient but i certainly don't lose sleep over what others do (or don't do).
09-13-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,788
Posted By bbbean

Blame to share here, but I think making a U turn...

Blame to share here, but I think making a U turn without signalling AND looking back is pretty inexcusable.
09-08-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,788
Posted By genejockey

Nope. U-turning bicyclist turned into traffic...

Nope. U-turning bicyclist turned into traffic without looking or signalling, after giving every indication they were pulling off the path and stopping. Their fault. They f****d up. Then they blamed...
09-07-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,788
Posted By grizzly59

When I ride on the local MUP, calling "passing on...

When I ride on the local MUP, calling "passing on your left" gets a startle response and they swerve left 1 time every 15 or so.
09-07-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,788
Posted By Maelochs

Also please note that almost every Adopted...

Also please note that almost every Adopted versions of UTC (something like 37 continental states) starts with the statement that a bicycle is a vehicle and has the same rights and responsibilities...
09-07-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,788
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Other rider's fault. Doing a U-Turn without...

Other rider's fault. Doing a U-Turn without looking or signalling is a great way to cause a crash.
Forum: Commuting
09-02-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,014
Posted By tyrion

If you're located close to an REI store I'd go...

If you're located close to an REI store I'd go with the REI, hands down. They have great service, free tune up after break-in, and their house brand is always good value. Plus you have a year to...
08-30-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,998
Posted By Rolla

Five Ten Freeriders (size 10 if you’re buying for...

Five Ten Freeriders (size 10 if you’re buying for me).
08-29-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,998
Posted By Troul

yeah, but you're missing out on those 'falling...

yeah, but you're missing out on those 'falling over at any random stops' moments.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,256
Posted By RiceAWay

Long ago in a galaxy far, far away I wrote a...

Long ago in a galaxy far, far away I wrote a paper concerning the helmet standard and its effect on rates of fatalities. https://www.vehicularcyclist.com/kunich.html This showed no advantage to...
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