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06-02-23, 05:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 732
Posted By livedarklions

There's one scenario where you might keep...

There's one scenario where you might keep temperature in mind. If you pump up the tires in an indoor environmentally controlled room, then take the bike out into very hot or cold weather, it could...
06-01-23, 10:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,084
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Thank you for making my point. Most people buy...

Thank you for making my point. Most people buy bikes to ride and pursue a healthy activity and for those people the purchase decision is based on fairly pragmatic criteria. Like a skier buying a pair...
06-01-23, 05:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 584
Posted By PeteHski

For me the variation in my fitness during the...

For me the variation in my fitness during the year would never warrant changing my gear range. Even pulling a single gear higher at the same cadence is a big step in terms of power/fitness. When Im...
05-31-23, 09:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,351
Posted By tomato coupe

If you first used an indexed shifter today, and...

If you first used an indexed shifter today, and you're going to try friction shifters for the first time tomorrow, what have you been using?
05-31-23, 07:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,084
Posted By Camilo

Yeah if you can find a decent price now that the...

Yeah if you can find a decent price now that the word's out about the golden era :twitchy:
05-31-23, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By mpetry912

what you have proposed should work fine and if it...

what you have proposed should work fine and if it doesn't bug you, it won't bother anyone else.

I think Lance rode at least one - maybe several - several tours with a right (rear) brifter and a...
05-31-23, 03:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,084
Posted By mschwett

pigeons are not like goldfish but they like...

pigeons are not like goldfish but they like pepperidge farm goldfish.
05-31-23, 02:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 843
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes well said- I meant inflation within the bike...

Yes well said- I meant inflation within the bike industry rather than inflation within the economy as a whole. Thats an important distinction.
05-31-23, 02:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 843
Posted By mstateglfr

If the boom describes bike sales, this doesnt...

If the boom describes bike sales, this doesnt support the narrative that the boom is still happening. It could be fewer bikes than pre-covid and more $ per bike is being spent.

Im not saying you...
05-31-23, 02:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 843
Posted By mschwett

I wonder how that translates to actual numbers of...

I wonder how that translates to actual numbers of bikes, wheels, tubes, etc. we’re at $8B of 2012 dollars today ($10.50 in today’s dollars) but were at $6B of 2012 dollars in 2016 ($6.50 in 2016...
05-31-23, 12:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,084
Posted By Koyote

I only ride frames built in the third quarter of...

I only ride frames built in the third quarter of 1996.
05-31-23, 11:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,084
Posted By Trakhak

If it had been as common a problem as that,...

If it had been as common a problem as that, they'd have recalled the frames/forks. Just looked at Trek's full list of recalls...
05-31-23, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By tomato coupe

I ran into that issue -- turns out I had a 0...

I ran into that issue -- turns out I had a 0 stem.
05-31-23, 10:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,084
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I don't think carbon fails catastrophically. It's...

I don't think carbon fails catastrophically. It's made up of many individual strands, If some strands break, it will flex, but other strands will still be holding the part together. It's unlikely...
05-31-23, 09:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,084
Posted By genejockey

They're more like goldfish than either is like...

They're more like goldfish than either is like Hydrangeas.
05-30-23, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By nomadmax

It broke apart, probably carbon fiber. What's...

It broke apart, probably carbon fiber. What's worse, the fork is bent,
05-29-23, 10:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 418
Posted By urbanknight

I'm always suspicious of "articles" that are...

I'm always suspicious of "articles" that are published by the company making the specialized product they are saying is needed. They may believe it themselves (which might be why they are offering...
05-29-23, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By veganbikes

Do you need help lubing your chain, do you want...

Do you need help lubing your chain, do you want to have a sultry conversation about which chain lube I will drip all over your chain. Call now to speak to one of our sexy mechanics, they are waiting...
05-29-23, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By shelbyfv

I think we're all curious as to what caused so...

I think we're all curious as to what caused so much premature failure. Hope OP will come back with full disclosure.
05-29-23, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By Ironfish653

What are you "trying to deal with?". Bike SN#s...

What are you "trying to deal with?". Bike SN#s aren't like VINs; there's very little information there: production date, maybe; and sometimes frame size, though that's pretty uncommon.
Unless...
05-28-23, 08:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,125
Posted By Koyote

Just when I thought my opinion of you couldn't...

Just when I thought my opinion of you couldn't get any lower, you go and post this.
05-27-23, 12:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,125
Posted By XxHaimBondxX

Uneventful 20 mile ride this morning. Barely any...

Uneventful 20 mile ride this morning. Barely any people, let along dog ladies, but more wild animals. Chipmunk decided to cross the path in front of me, but I decided it wasn't worth killing myself....
05-26-23, 10:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,068
Posted By mstateglfr

Surly Disc Trucker REI co-op ADV 1.1 Kona...

Surly Disc Trucker
REI co-op ADV 1.1
Kona Sutra SE
Fuji Touring
05-24-23, 03:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,788
Posted By terrymorse

I write this with roughly 58 years experience...

I write this with roughly 58 years experience with all sorts of tires and rims:

There are certain modern tire-rim combination that make hand mounting of a tire all but impossible. YouTube "how to"...
05-23-23, 09:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 441
Posted By veganbikes

It is also amazing how many people do not...

It is also amazing how many people do not understand that plenty of folks can shoot from the hip and hit the target quite well because they are just good at what they do. Plenty of trick and...
05-23-23, 05:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 441
Posted By shelbyfv

I'd guess no more than 20% of BFers have any...

I'd guess no more than 20% of BFers have any physics beyond HS, yet it's so often invoked. :foo:
05-23-23, 02:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,295
Posted By KerryIrons

"open tubulars" is really just a marketing term...

"open tubulars" is really just a marketing term for high-end clincher tires. Back in the day all clinchers were relatively heavy with casings that were not very compliant. These days there are...
05-22-23, 03:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 441
Posted By maddog34

my technique for many purchases! Find...

my technique for many purchases!

Find product i'm interested in.. copy/paste product into a search engine... find info and reviews, THEN go shopping for deals and coupon codes, if it meets my...
05-22-23, 09:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,125
Posted By jon c.

I took it as blaming himself for being...

I took it as blaming himself for being distracted.

Having crashed a motor scooter 50 years ago for pretty much the same reason. Watching girls from my HS clad in soccer shorts enroute to the...
05-22-23, 05:59 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,788
Posted By skidder

^^^ This ^^^ If I buy a new tire and it...

^^^ This ^^^

If I buy a new tire and it won't go on the rim fairly easily at home I take it back to the shop for something else. Flats are part of riding, make sure they are easy to deal with to...
05-21-23, 05:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,125
Posted By drlogik

Root Cause Category: Human Error Root Cause...

Root Cause Category: Human Error
Root Cause Statement: "...and observing the younger and more interesting female..."

I think all us men have made that mistake in judgement in the past. I learned...
05-18-23, 04:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,682
Posted By The Chemist

They should work. I'm using Ultegra R8000...

They should work. I'm using Ultegra R8000 brifters on my Ti bike with cable actuated hydraulic brakes (not HY/RD, but another brand) and they work perfectly. I'd assume that all the flat-mount cable...
05-18-23, 12:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,140
Posted By Eric F

A shop dog is always a very good sign. At...

A shop dog is always a very good sign.

At the budget range you're looking at, the difference of an extra $100-200 can be a nice step up in quality.
05-16-23, 02:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,364
Posted By jgwilliams

It really depends what you want to do. Riding...

It really depends what you want to do. Riding five days a week is good for general fitness and if that's all you want then I'd say it's better than once a week. If you ever want to do longer rides...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-23, 06:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 908
Posted By genejockey

And/or our brains. But BMI is easily calculated...

And/or our brains. But BMI is easily calculated from two easily-measured numbers and it allows people to be segregated into discrete categories, which makes things so much simpler than the...
05-15-23, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 610
Posted By shelbyfv

Please don't go to the trouble of posting pics on...

Please don't go to the trouble of posting pics on my account. As I said earlier, I misunderstood the OP and thought you had come up with something unique. We're all familiar with the Sheldon Brown...
05-15-23, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 714
Posted By margoC

Back when I rode a road bike and clipped in the...

Back when I rode a road bike and clipped in the pedals (one way or another) I used my abdominals while lifting up on the pedal.

I no longer ride a road bike but I've noticed a little...
05-15-23, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 714
Posted By Hermes

Welcome to Bike Forums. We have a folding bike...

Welcome to Bike Forums. We have a folding bike subforum that may offer additional ideas. I suggest moving the thread and I can do that for you. No need to start another thread.
05-15-23, 12:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,500
Posted By livedarklions

Not sure how the baby analogizes to the bike, but...

Not sure how the baby analogizes to the bike, but I seem to recall not being able to take my toddlers to some people's homes because stairs or something made the place impossible to baby-proof, and...
05-15-23, 11:57 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,512
Posted By veganbikes

Fun fact: Things do stuff sometimes. One...

Fun fact:
Things do stuff sometimes.

One other fun fact:
Things don't do stuff sometimes.
05-15-23, 11:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,682
Posted By squirtdad

of course OP with post count of 1 has not replied...

of course OP with post count of 1 has not replied yet
05-15-23, 11:38 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,500
Posted By Eric F

For me, it comes down to this...If I'm not...

For me, it comes down to this...If I'm not allowed to put my bike in a place where I feel it will be secure, I'm not hanging around. I will come by another time without a bike.

Likewise with my...
05-15-23, 11:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,500
Posted By veganbikes

I am not street parking my luge.

I am not street parking my luge.
05-15-23, 11:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,682
Posted By blacknbluebikes

There's a "higher order" question floating on the...

There's a "higher order" question floating on the outskirts.. "Is cycling something you're going to add to your lifestyle? Will this be a habit or an occasion?" Grab any bike - even borrow a bike -...
05-15-23, 10:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,500
Posted By blacknbluebikes

This question seems very "situation-specific." ...

This question seems very "situation-specific." Generally, people don't expect their guests to bring outdoor sporting equipment into the house with them. Not bikes, not skiis, not your skateboard,...
05-15-23, 10:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,500
Posted By Koyote

This doesn't seem hypothetical. Why don't...

This doesn't seem hypothetical.

Why don't you just tell us about the specific argument you're having with someone, and we'll tell you what we think...?
05-15-23, 09:41 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,512
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0609_5a90dc3873a1fb0df8b715b492c95c0131ee6443.jpeg...
05-15-23, 09:20 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,682
Posted By KerryIrons

When you are riding, are you ridding yourself of...

When you are riding, are you ridding yourself of this mistaken understanding of how things work? Everyone's suggestions to either save up and get a good used bike or buy a cheap bike and ride it...
05-15-23, 03:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,682
Posted By Herzlos

The Triban RC 100 is good in that it's cheap, but...

The Triban RC 100 is good in that it's cheap, but I'd strongly recommend looking at the RC120 instead.

The RC 100 has bar shifters, so you need to move your hands off the hoods/bakes to change...
05-15-23, 02:03 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,512
Posted By PeteHski

Complete and utter bs.

Complete and utter bs.
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