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06-13-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By retrodude

1989 GT Timberline Saved

Good morning!

I live in Burnaby BC, Canada but have a summer place (trailer) in Birch Bay (Blaine, Washington State). The amount of bikes that get taken to the dump every year is one reason I love...
Forum: Introductions
06-12-19, 11:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By seawaterings

Hello! College student from Chicago

Hi everyone,

The last time I was on a bike was when I was maybe 9 or 10 years old. Im in my 20s now and want to get back into the world of bikes. My main motivation for buying a bike was to...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 625
Posted By Darth Lefty

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaGJckbNNoI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaGJckbNNoI
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 625
Posted By acidfast7

Also, drop half of that ****. A camera, really?

Also, drop half of that ****. A camera, really?
06-12-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,582
Posted By TimothyH

Police on Trek Y11's... ...

Police on Trek Y11's...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rp21BeAWM8o

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/614x429/78358293_614_c35f1701cc1eb010263deee5e2711e717e208e00.jpg


...
06-12-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,582
Posted By rosefarts

I'm pretty sure a horse followed by a human on...

I'm pretty sure a horse followed by a human on foot would both be faster up to about 12mph. Beyond that, a bike is quicker and can sustain speeds.

Who else laughed when the OP mentioned bike cops...
06-11-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 868
Posted By Mad Honk

Good advice rumrunn6, but from a different...

Good advice rumrunn6, but from a different perspective I would advise to get a tube of anti-seize from the auto parts store and use that. For example: if you put grease or oil on a spark plug when...
06-11-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,025
Posted By tcs

Reelights: never need batteries and you can't...

Reelights: never need batteries and you can't turn them off.
06-11-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,095
Posted By caloso

Spray N Wash.

Spray N Wash.
Forum: Northeast
06-11-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8,201
Views: 891,898
Posted By rholland1951

Thanks! That one's a puzzler. Test 1:...

Thanks! That one's a puzzler.

Test 1:...
06-11-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By spinnaker

Well I am headed out on tour in a few weeks. I...

Well I am headed out on tour in a few weeks. I am opting for just replacing them now. I think it is supposed to be a rainy weekend again so maybe I will do them this weekend.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 11:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,616
Posted By Phamilton

Got the legs, got the time, but Id prefer to...

Got the legs, got the time, but Id prefer to spend the time typing about how much Im not riding on the internet.
Forum: Northeast
06-10-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8,201
Views: 891,898
Posted By mr_bill

So, no pics yet. Saturday morning out on the...

So, no pics yet.

Saturday morning out on the Minuteman on the Kneerover Go when a friend comes riding up behind me bemoaning "Back on your scooter again, what happened?"

Nothing has happened,...
Forum: Northeast
06-10-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8,201
Views: 891,898
Posted By DHPflaumer

You could say I had a good ride! 30ish miles,...

You could say I had a good ride! 30ish miles, nothing crazy. Lots of trails in the woods, some in some grassland/swampy thing, some wildly overgrown. I'm bleeding in lots of places from thorns but I...
Forum: Northeast
06-10-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,885
Posted By UniChris

No, the kneepads are $10 foam things from Home...

No, the kneepads are $10 foam things from Home Depot bought in a pinch when the largest gforms were out of stock and then when I did finally get them proved too small. They're better than nothing and...
06-10-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By Hondo Gravel

10 weeks as a guinea pig

Being loyal to working out is easy everything else I have no discipline whatsoever :cry: I plotted 10 weeks on a notebook where I eat a better diet and live a healthier lifestyle and see what happens...
Forum: Northeast
06-09-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8,201
Views: 891,898
Posted By jimmuller

Great pics, all! We took our tandem out for...

Great pics, all!

We took our tandem out for 50.6 miles today. Weather was superb so there were lots of bikes out. As usual, my sweetie snapped a pic of me eating lunch.
...
Forum: Northeast
06-09-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8,201
Views: 891,898
Posted By Trocadile

Was in Weston today and as promised in an earlier...

Was in Weston today and as promised in an earlier post, I again swung by the newly-paved MCRT Wayside to take some pictures:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,104
Posted By woodcraft

Happy about my worn out tire

Not sure the mileage as I swap wheels, but these are used winter & bad conditions.

Anyway- worn to the cords, no flats.
...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,224
Posted By acidfast7

I just put a bidet in my house. I can't...

I just put a bidet in my house. I can't understand why people wouldn't want one unless they wanted to use a shower after every poop.
06-08-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By CodyDog

Riding in Central Texas (Hill Country)

I am fortunate to have a large amount of open back country roads for riding in Texas Hill Country. This pic is at a water crossing on the Perdrnales river just outside of Fredericksburg, Texas (wine...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,616
Posted By noglider

Don't forget to plan for a vastly increased...

Don't forget to plan for a vastly increased appetite. At least, I would need to. The extra food I need for cycling is astonishing. It can get expensive.
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,616
Posted By no motor?

You could still do this without needing to do it,...

You could still do this without needing to do it, knowing you've done it once without needing to could make it easier to do it later when you had to.
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,616
Posted By BobbyG

You can do this rumrunner6! Keep us posted!

You can do this rumrunner6! Keep us posted!
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,616
Posted By Darth Lefty

Check the forecast by hour and don't put a lot of...

Check the forecast by hour and don't put a lot of stock in rain forecasts more than a day or two out... unless it's showing like 100% chance of more than 0.1 inches. Right now Tuesday morning looks...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,616
Posted By CliffordK

Is this a job you've been going to for a while? ...

Is this a job you've been going to for a while? Do you already have alternative transportation?

How many miles have you been doing lately?

I'd encourage you to ease into this slowly. Maybe 2...
06-07-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 597
Posted By trailangel

It's a cheap DR. How can you ruin it? You need to...

It's a cheap DR. How can you ruin it? You need to use the Cresent wrench and the pliers at the same time........
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,616
Posted By Eric S.

The only downside to commuting is the planning. ...

The only downside to commuting is the planning. Charging batteries, preparing meals, checking the bike long before leaving home in case a tire went flat overnight.
06-07-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By BookFinder

LOL. Yep. That is a garage sale bike we bought on...

LOL. Yep. That is a garage sale bike we bought on the cheap to ride the grands around the neighborhood. Heaviest dang thing I've ever lifted onto that rack, but it was a perfect mount for the...
06-07-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 597
Posted By fietsbob

maybe one of those reciprocating 2 blade...

maybe one of those reciprocating 2 blade motorized carving knives?

... that only get used for the big holiday birds.. charity shop search should find some
06-07-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 597
Posted By fietsbob

catching up.... I'm seeing the typical...

catching up.... I'm seeing the typical issue..

A trade off of fat knobby tire, + short chainstay bikes, grind off offending knob rubber ...

or just put a tire on without that...
06-07-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I understand this completely. It makes sense to...

I understand this completely. It makes sense to go the economy route to explore what works for you. I'd suggest looking for a used rack of the particular models that you're interested in. I see a...
06-06-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Posted By ZIPP2001

How can you not have fun out here?

Well today after work it was off to the tougher section of the Dark side. Been waiting a bit before visiting this section because even come summer time it can be muddy. So I expected the trails to be...
06-06-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 597
Posted By dsbrantjr

Put the chain in big rear, small front, closest...

Put the chain in big rear, small front, closest inboard. Adjust the screw, following Bill Kapaun's suggestion, until there is 1mm max clearance from the chain at its nearest point in the crank's...
06-06-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 597
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'd suggest holding the FDER over with one hand...

I'd suggest holding the FDER over with one hand to relieve tension on the screw. It saves threads in the FDER body.
It's relatively soft aluminum & steel threads tend to wear it badly when screwed...
06-06-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By livedarklions

If you plant them, they grow into Darth Vaders.

If you plant them, they grow into Darth Vaders.
06-06-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,596
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm clearly about safer drivers and safer cars...

I'm clearly about safer drivers and safer cars making people using bikes safer.

However, I'm sorry to sound like an a$$, but unless you've spent the time in school and industry you really...
06-05-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 302
Posted By ZIPP2001

Stocking Holder !

After going back and forth with the customer we have the final rough sculpt done of a stocking holder they want. I sent the final set of photos to them before I left work today and will touch base...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,447
Posted By unterhausen

there is a dedicated bunch of dot watchers on...

there is a dedicated bunch of dot watchers on facebook They are monitoring this page: Trans Am Bike Race 2019 live tracker by trackleaders.com...
06-04-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 592
Posted By Shrevvy

An Appel a day...

Got my Appel on the road for the first time this year after getting it cleaned up. I wanted to take a few pictures before the white bar tape gets dirty. The twilight messes with the colors a bit. The...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,447
Posted By tyrion

I thought there would be a few since one won last...

I thought there would be a few since one won last year.

https://cyclingtips.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Trans-Am-2018-All-4.jpg
(Marcel Graber's velo in 2018)
Forum: Commuting
06-04-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,355
Posted By acidfast7

Dude, sorry, but where I ride the cars are packed...

Dude, sorry, but where I ride the cars are packed and mirrors are useless.

This is an example.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Hl-6L--gJ8

Maybe it's different for you but a mirror is...
06-04-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,392
Posted By MinnMan

Faster than ever -not wholly sure why, but definitely not complaining.

I know that some of you don't care about speed or performance. This thread isn't for you. Please skip it.

At 58, I've reached the age where I'm mostly happy to find that I'm not yet getting...
Forum: Northeast
06-03-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8,201
Views: 891,898
Posted By rholland1951

Rolled up to Lexington Center on the Rawland...

Rolled up to Lexington Center on the Rawland before dinner, a cool and breezy evening ride....
06-02-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By Happy Feet

After a couple of hours up it was time for some...

After a couple of hours up it was time for some fun down the switchbacks. My arms are a little red from burning on reentry. Somewhere, a guy in a pickup is wondering what blew by him.

Stopping to...
06-02-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By Happy Feet

Ride report with Pics - Manning Park

In the quest for suffering I went further afield today to find a hill worth climbing and set my sights on the Sub Alpine trailhead at Manning Park. Manning is about 200Km's from Vancouver BC on the...
Forum: Northeast
06-02-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8,201
Views: 891,898
Posted By bike_tom

On my way to Concord today, I noticed a portable...

On my way to Concord today, I noticed a portable electronic sign on the MM at Season's Four, directly across from the ghost bike (in the shade under the tree on the left.) I took a movie, but it did...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,739
Posted By illdrag0n

Go hard mate, your body acclimitises to whatever...

Go hard mate, your body acclimitises to whatever you throw yourself at.

I'm 147kg currently and doing 42km a day 2-3 times a week - 21km each way.
06-02-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,584
Posted By Riveting

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06-01-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 927
Posted By ZIPP2001

Roots, mud and more !

Another half day Friday and it's off to my backyard playground for a tad over 3 1/2 hours. I spent a bunch of time playing on some hills and also threw in some of the fun single track trails that are...
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