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Posted By Bulette

Another century short on pictures, but plenty...

Another century short on pictures, but plenty memorable. Planning for the Saturday century began no earlier than Friday at lunch; I and two other cyclists hashed out a route to ride somewhere new:...
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Posted By Brett A

~ My 16th consecutive monthly century was...

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My 16th consecutive monthly century was as enjoyable as the others. This time I believe I did more miles on dirt than in the past. The Strava total was low as I can never seem to keep the...
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Posted By Steamer

No, I don't think he did. I think Dan's fastest...

No, I don't think he did. I think Dan's fastest ride was about 33 hrs., or thereabouts. Yes, he was on a bent for his rides.

The CTC route blows the big one, in general. I doubt I will ever do it...
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Posted By 2WheelsNYC

NYC to Philadelphia (145mi, 160mi total). Longest...

NYC to Philadelphia (145mi, 160mi total). Longest distance I've gone so far. Heard about a local group that does very long rides, so I decided to join them the day before. They were super friendly...
04-21-21, 06:17 AM
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Posted By Johno59

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Amazing light this time of year at dawn. The increasing pollution - as we...
04-12-21, 05:20 AM
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Posted By fabiofarelli

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And my last retro group-ride, Eroica...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 02:41 AM
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Views: 699
Posted By nabeelbashi

Will do, if photos are anything to go by, this...

Will do, if photos are anything to go by, this will end up as a stunning build :)
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Posted By atwl77

Completed a 300k yesterday. It's been a while...

Completed a 300k yesterday. It's been a while since my last brevet, so I wasn't entirely fit for this. The most riding I've done since my last 200k in January, were short 100-120km rides on weekends...
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Posted By joewein

I survived my second Flèche ride from Toyohashi...

I survived my second Flèche ride from Toyohashi in Aichi prefecture back to Tokyo (on Strava (https://www.strava.com/activities/5065640949)) and my third Flèche overall.

Although we officially did...
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Posted By Bulette

Technically, this story begins in March. Thanks...

Technically, this story begins in March. Thanks to riding with a buddy, a quick return trip to Dripping Springs blossomed into a full-blown century ride (a bonus March century for me). Throughout the...
03-25-21, 08:40 PM
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Posted By ZudeJammer

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First time trying the Hilly Philly route...
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Posted By Brett A

I did my 15th consecutive monthly century...

I did my 15th consecutive monthly century yesterday.
It was slow-going, as a good percentage of the ride was on waterlogged dirt roads -like riding through glue. For example, my average speed for...
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Posted By OnTheTarmac

Rode aimlessly around Chester County, PA trying...

Rode aimlessly around Chester County, PA trying to decide if it was worth riding in 35 degree weather. Eventually went south to Delaware and briefly into Maryland before heading back. It started to...
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Posted By 2WheelsNYC

March - Bear Mountian

Went to the top of Bear Mountain, NY -- my first trip up there. Temps for most of the ride was freezing with a lot of head wind. Met up with a local group who were very encouraging.
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03-10-21, 08:44 AM
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Posted By Bike Gremlin

Thanks. :) I'm not so sure it's great...

Thanks. :)

I'm not so sure it's great (especially compared to the videos like Park Tools make), but I think it is at least informative... educational. :)
...
03-08-21, 05:13 PM
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Posted By Bike Gremlin

My experience with those: ...

My experience with those:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPov5zO7Yd4
03-03-21, 05:38 PM
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Posted By thinktubes

Only flip 1 or 2 bikes a year, if even. I won't...

Only flip 1 or 2 bikes a year, if even. I won't mess with bikes that are a basket case, unless it's a labor of love.

The flips I still do are either a free bike that I know will sell easily or a...
02-22-21, 08:58 PM
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Posted By scarlson

This past Saturday, BF member plonz gave me a...

This past Saturday, BF member plonz gave me a nice Specialized Expedition to take out my frustrations on!

Two hours later, here is the result....
02-19-21, 01:53 PM
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Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Since there's nothing else to do, as it's windy...

Since there's nothing else to do, as it's windy as hell, raining, and there's a 5km radius lockdown still in effect... let's do another bottom bracket check!

This time it's the 1996 Bianchi Ti...
02-19-21, 09:50 AM
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Posted By mstateglfr

Newton is meh, but it has a fantastic smaller...

Newton is meh, but it has a fantastic smaller gravel race (https://www.bikeiowa.com/Event/14173/buffalo-105) that benefits a local foodbank each October. 55mi and 105 mi categories with a lot of fun...
02-18-21, 05:30 PM
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Posted By 2cam16

I've got a 1990 Crossroads that I turned into my...

I've got a 1990 Crossroads that I turned into my gravel bike. If you want me to take measurements, let me know.
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02-17-21, 07:39 PM
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Posted By curbtender

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Forum: Touring
02-15-21, 02:44 PM
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Posted By smudgy

Southern Illinois Gravel Ride (video)

This was my only "long" ride in 2020, 3 days. I rode across southern Illinois (River to River) on mostly gravel roads, from Grand Tower on the Mississippi River to Cave in Rock on the Ohio River. The...
02-15-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 35,184
Posted By SpiritCyclist

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Before:
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02-06-21, 08:47 AM
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Posted By Chuck M

Pandemic pricing still in full effect... ...

Pandemic pricing still in full effect...


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02-02-21, 06:05 PM
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Posted By Velo Mule

Shimano is the best of what is available new. ...

Shimano is the best of what is available new. And the clones have a bad reputation. The good thing with the Shimano is that it is rebuildable. Parts and rebuild kits are available. Someone has a...
01-20-21, 11:39 PM
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Posted By northbend

I celebrated inauguration day by riding fixed....

I celebrated inauguration day by riding fixed. Overshot 46 by 10 miles by noodling too much around the upper and lower valleys.
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Posted By atwl77

I completed my local audax club's annual Pink...

I completed my local audax club's annual Pink Ride yesterday. The Pink Ride is essentially a BRM200 with a beginner-friendly route, and ladies get to ride for free, but due to the current pandemic it...
01-09-21, 05:35 PM
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Posted By Clang

Trek 400 - $75 (Scotts Valley, CA) ...

Trek 400 - $75 (Scotts Valley, CA)

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Posted By joewein

I rode my first January Century on Sunday. It...

I rode my first January Century on Sunday. It came to 200 km (on Strava (https://www.strava.com/activities/4560980072)), with temperatures between -2 C and 8 C (28F to 46F). I left late-ish around...
12-31-20, 02:14 PM
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Posted By Cycle Tourist

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12-31-20, 12:56 AM
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Posted By ZudeJammer

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Got 2500’ elevation into 38mi (rounding up)...
12-30-20, 03:34 PM
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Posted By Sir_Name

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12-29-20, 07:57 PM
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Posted By sincos

Pathletes who think MUTs are for setting PRs. ...

Pathletes who think MUTs are for setting PRs.
People who blow through stop signs and stop lights.
12-29-20, 04:40 PM
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Posted By 515Cycling

Didn't mean to bug ya

Roadies that can't be bothered to acknowledge another rider. No wave, no nod, nothing.
12-29-20, 09:18 AM
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Posted By northbend

After a spell of wet weather it was cold and dry...

After a spell of wet weather it was cold and dry on Monday so I started off in the morning for what was likely the last long COVID wandering of the year. I tried to take advantage trail systems as...
12-28-20, 01:03 PM
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Views: 7,285
Posted By Sy Reene

I would think a big difference confirming seal...

I would think a big difference confirming seal and no leak, between eg. the 80 or so PSI you would be testing within a tire/wheel, vs outside a tire/wheel where probably 10psi would be pushing it?
12-27-20, 06:13 PM
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Posted By shelbyfv

I rarely give up on a tube before the valve fails...

I rarely give up on a tube before the valve fails so most of my spares probably have patches. That said, I usually re-install the recently patched tube. Just to be sure. Also, if you ride with...
12-27-20, 02:58 PM
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Views: 7,285
Posted By KCT1986

I always test the patched tube in a spare wheel...

I always test the patched tube in a spare wheel before putting it in as a spare. With the newer tubes that have a lot of mold lines and the newer type of patch kits, seems like patches are not as...
12-25-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 375,414
Posted By daka

If you decide to rebuild the bottom bracket,...

If you decide to rebuild the bottom bracket, measure one of the bearing balls before charging ahead and replacing with fresh 1/4" balls - Both of my Nervar cotterless bottom brackets used 7/32"...
12-24-20, 09:46 PM
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Posted By rossiny

Finally picked one up

Just picked her up today. Don't know if I got a good deal, but paint and chrome look ok, snd original.
needs adjusting and front wheel doesn't spin well. Will see where it goes.,, I guess another...
12-21-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,507
Posted By tsenyuta

Eddy Merckx's own Colnago Molteni Team bike from 1971 on sale

This news came from Germany. I'm not sure how this rarity ended up at the Steel Vintage Bike shop, but you can check it out here:...
12-18-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Back when I had my shop in Cleveland and the bike...

Back when I had my shop in Cleveland and the bike messenger business was all a buzz I saw many bikes with coasting/drive issues. The common story was a messenger stopping in at the end of their day...
12-14-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,791
Posted By sweeks

Here's that process (new chain on the right)....

Here's that process (new chain on the right). There's no doubt about the elongation. FWIW, the old chain was flagged by three different chain checker tools....
12-12-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,123
Posted By Cycletography

Hopefully this helps clear things up regarding...

Hopefully this helps clear things up regarding "trail". https://www.bikeexchange.com/blog/bike-geometry-charts

"Trail can be a complicated element of a bikes geometry to explain but stay with us...
12-04-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,791
Posted By pdlamb

To the man with a hammer, everything looks like a...

To the man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

You could probably rig up some way to measure a single link with a digital something or other, but using 12 links or12" magnifies the wear...
12-01-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,044
Posted By mack_turtle

I don't think anyone is claiming that a mountain...

I don't think anyone is claiming that a mountain bike from the '80s is as good a bike for riding mountain bike trails as a modern bike is. the truth is that bikes from this era among the most...
11-30-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17,221
Views: 1,850,872
Posted By rhm

Yesterday, Sunday, greg3rd48 got up early and...

Yesterday, Sunday, greg3rd48 got up early and drove over an hour to get to my house a bit after 6 AM. We headed down Route 206 into Trenton. Here's the Delaware at Trenton; PA on the left, NJ on the...
11-28-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 17,221
Views: 1,850,872
Posted By LucasHartong

Ride along the coast on the Giant Peloton...

Ride along the coast on the Giant Peloton Superlite. Bit chilly, but sun was out, so really enjoyed it.
...
11-27-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 17,221
Views: 1,850,872
Posted By smontanaro

Had to ride into the city to pick up some...

Had to ride into the city to pick up some enchiladas at my brother-in-law's (holiday tradition in his family), so I decided to make an easy ride of it. Down to the Loop and back. Took advantage of...
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