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10-18-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,064
Posted By Paul Barnard

Get a 1 1/4 hitch and use one of these. ...

Get a 1 1/4 hitch and use one of these.
...
10-11-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By surak

Trying using a different cable and/or charger....

Trying using a different cable and/or charger. I've never noticed a battery life issue with my 3+ year old RTL510, but it is finicky with how it's charged.
10-05-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,006
Posted By Iride01

No harm, no foul. I sometimes am just a...

No harm, no foul.

I sometimes am just a little dense and if I don't see a direct reason why I was quoted, then I get confused. I'm sure I've done the same to some I've quoted! I sometimes have...
10-05-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,006
Posted By Iride01

I feel like you are defending yourself for this...

I feel like you are defending yourself for this comment I made at the end of my post.....



However I didn't specifically quote you and I even stated OP, which is to be taken as the origin...
10-05-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,006
Posted By Milton Keynes

I agree, I think this is the thing I hate the...

I agree, I think this is the thing I hate the most. I start to get paranoid about why they're staying behind me instead of passing.
10-05-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,006
Posted By JW Fas

If they have right of way, I just stand there...

If they have right of way, I just stand there waving them on until they move.
10-05-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,006
Posted By Paul Barnard

I normally just shake my head no. I may simply...

I normally just shake my head no. I may simply look down until they go.
10-04-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,006
Posted By UnCruel

I find it annoying too, near pet peeve levels. ...

I find it annoying too, near pet peeve levels. To make it worse, they're often the only vehicle, and it would have been faster for everyone if they had just driven through.

Sometimes I'll get out...
10-04-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,006
Posted By epnnf

It is annoying when cars have the ROW but dont...

It is annoying when cars have the ROW but dont take it. Glenn- greetings to you from Springdale, Ohio
10-04-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,006
Posted By Iride01

I have people stopping for me too. I just sit...

I have people stopping for me too. I just sit there until they get tired and drive on. Crossing your arms, taking a drink of your bottle sometimes gets them on their way.

It is annoying that many...
10-04-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,006
Posted By work4bike

I get this a lot when I pull up to 4-way stops,...

I get this a lot when I pull up to 4-way stops, I've learned to not look in their direction and pretend like I'm scratching my leg or something.
09-29-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 780
Posted By oldbobcat

Being top-heavy is all the more reason not to...

Being top-heavy is all the more reason not to move the saddle too far forward. Skinny pro racers can get away with it because of their chicken-wing arms. Triathletes can get away with it because they...
09-28-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,260
Posted By Koyote

You did nothing wrong, but that won't stop this...

You did nothing wrong, but that won't stop this thread from going for eight pages.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,557
Posted By terrymorse

Just looking at the position of those levers...

Just looking at the position of those levers gives me a pain.
09-28-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,986
Posted By livedarklions

You have no one to blame for this but you: ...

You have no one to blame for this but you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G44xTr8D_bw
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By Buzzkill53120

Yeah I got that mixed up.

Yeah I got that mixed up.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,557
Posted By downtube42

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I find verbal anatomical descriptions indecipherable. So, here's a 90 second ms...
09-27-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,179
Posted By merlinextraligh

If youíre comfortably sitting at a light with...

If youíre comfortably sitting at a light with your butt on the saddle and your foot on the ground, on a standard geometry road bike, without leaning the bike way over, itís highly likely your seat is...
09-26-22, 03:18 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 4,069
Posted By Brennan

Gaffers tape then.

Gaffers tape then.
09-21-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 931
Posted By Road Fan

Glad I can help!

Glad I can help!
09-20-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 845
Posted By sande005

Tights are not what you want to see me in! At...

Tights are not what you want to see me in! At least not until the miles and miles work their magic....
Google and Amazon give lots of hits for "commuter pants" So perhaps something more "pant...
09-19-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,179
Posted By roadcrankr

Maybe...except you two stated earlier in your...

Maybe...except you two stated earlier in your comments that a rider could not touch the ground with the front part of their foot.
Tippy-toe might be an exaggeration. The inability to do this...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By Koyote

I run expensive rotors, and I run cheap rotors;...

I run expensive rotors, and I run cheap rotors; I've never had any warp enough to cause problems. I'm wondering if you have cheapie mechanical calipers that only push one piston against the rotor; if...
09-19-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,133
Posted By Iride01

Eeeew! That post needs some organization of...

Eeeew! That post needs some organization of thought!

I'm not even going to try to read it.
09-16-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,074
Posted By livedarklions

Here's my classification system: A. Stuff I can...

Here's my classification system:
A. Stuff I can do easily
B. Stuff I can do but kind of hard, still fun
C. Stuff I can do but miserable
D. Stuff I can't do.
E. Stuff I really, really can't do.
...
09-16-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,074
Posted By seypat

If you have to get off and walk, it's a difficult...

If you have to get off and walk, it's a difficult hill.
09-16-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 916
Posted By Eds0123

delete/ignore/hide button for posts coming from...

delete/ignore/hide button for posts coming from that ip address
09-15-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,595
Posted By Dave Mayer

Mineral spirits are simple hydrocarbons with a...

Mineral spirits are simple hydrocarbons with a chain length of C7 to C12 .


Chemistry 101: Methane, a gas, is one carbon atom surrounded by 4 hydrogen atoms. When you connect 4 carbon atoms in...
09-14-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 939
Posted By skidder

I'll second this. They might still have their...

I'll second this. They might still have their fall sale going on. I bought two pair last Friday and they should be here tomorrow.
FWIW: Their sizes seem to run small, I usually wear an XL in...
09-14-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,351
Posted By curbtender

They have started putting in two way bike lanes...

They have started putting in two way bike lanes around here. I only ride it when it goes with traffic. Too many drivers entering driveways and side streets don't look for you coming against traffic.
09-14-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 780
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You gotta do whatcha gotta do. Good for you!

You gotta do whatcha gotta do. Good for you!
09-14-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3,508
Views: 400,292
Posted By CAT7RDR

I use moleskin tape to replace worn-out pads and...

I use moleskin tape to replace worn-out pads and also to make the helmet fit better to my noggin.
09-14-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,447
Posted By Milton Keynes

This is exactly what I think. Who cares if there...

This is exactly what I think. Who cares if there are long breaks in between riding time? If you want to call it a century, then call it a century. It neither breaks my arm nor picks my pocket to...
09-13-22, 11:35 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,447
Posted By livedarklions

If it's in the same day, it's a century. Walking...

If it's in the same day, it's a century. Walking 24 miles isn't a marathon because a marathon is a running race. A century is a 100 mile bike ride, not a race, who cares if you cut it up in...
09-13-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 780
Posted By cyclezen

If you're wondering of there's some mathematical...

If you're wondering of there's some mathematical formula/relationship between height and fore/aft - there might be for some 'Fit' systems. But really there are too many variables, even before...
09-13-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 780
Posted By Iride01

Yes it typically will reduce the effective saddle...

Yes it typically will reduce the effective saddle height. So you might have to raise your saddle. But if we are only talking about silly little milimeters, then your new position with respect to...
09-13-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 557
Posted By fishboat

If I were to guess..and I am..I'd say someone was...

If I were to guess..and I am..I'd say someone was fiddling around trying to get a rack mounted at the fitting and scratched the paint.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,777
Posted By Ghazmh

McCallen 15.

McCallen 15.
09-11-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,826
Posted By Chuck Naill

I would never complain about a bike light being...

I would never complain about a bike light being too bright. The last thing I want to do is hurt or kill a cyclist. I use very good and expensive lights anytime I ride. I also keep a backup in case...
09-11-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,826
Posted By Inusuit

I use Bontrager flashers front and rear, Hi-Viz...

I use Bontrager flashers front and rear, Hi-Viz shirt or vest. Observing other riders similarly equipped, such lights are visible for half a mile in daylight. I understand neither lights nor bright...
09-11-22, 12:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,826
Posted By LV2TNDM

Please use lights all the time!

If you're riding on the road, it just makes sense to always use lights. Blinkeys, flashers, whatever. Today's lights are bright, efficient, and not too expensive. Your life's worth it!

I was...
09-10-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,714
Posted By xseal

A professional bike fitting can tell you. For my...

A professional bike fitting can tell you. For my road bike fitting they recommended 3mm wider/longer pedal spindles than standard, for a 6mm wider Q factor. Depends on the width of your hips. Wider...
09-10-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By WhyFi

Circling back to this thread raises a couple of...

Circling back to this thread raises a couple of questions:

Who's giving odds on the OP being associated with the Kickstarter? I'll take some of that action.
Is the kickstarter page supposed to be...
09-04-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By Barry2

Don't tell me Park doesn't make a $50 tool just...

Don't tell me Park doesn't make a $50 tool just to open their grease!

Barry
09-03-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,829
Posted By JW Fas

A statement straight out of the Cathy Newman...

A statement straight out of the Cathy Newman School of Argumentation. You can practically smell the dried grass that comprises the straw man. Everyone should take note of the extremely loaded...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 801
Posted By Zaskar

Hard parts - chain, cassette, cables, etc. - are...

Hard parts - chain, cassette, cables, etc. - are effectively inert. If they weren't worn a decade ago, they're not worn today. Tires, tubes, maybe tape, will age with time. But really, a decade...
08-18-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 931
Posted By 79pmooney

I have heard that the 50% "rule" (shim 50% of leg...

I have heard that the 50% "rule" (shim 50% of leg difference) is good for those with legs that are of similar proportions, ie one leg is a scaled version of the other, but doesn't work so well (or at...
08-18-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 931
Posted By 79pmooney

I was diagnosed by a (cycling) PT (unrelated...

I was diagnosed by a (cycling) PT (unrelated Achilles issues) with one leg 1/2" shorter. First 5 minutes as soon as she saw me walk. I now wear 1/2" lifts on every right heel and 1/4" plate shims...
08-18-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 931
Posted By Polaris OBark

I've never measured my r/l power balance, but...

I've never measured my r/l power balance, but from what I have heard, it often diminishes at higher power output. Do you see any chages like that when you drope the hamer?
08-18-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 931
Posted By Iride01

Seems like if the shim solves our pain, you'll be...

Seems like if the shim solves our pain, you'll be able to put out more power longer. With pain you'll be inclined not to put out as much power for so long.

I wouldn't care what the left / right...
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