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06-02-23, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 105
Posted By plumberroy

Bike is growing on me

In late 2016 Surly brought out the new flat bar Cross Check configuration. Early 17 a local shop has their spring sale. I ordered one, flat bar and 1 x 9 drive train were the main changes . . The...
06-01-23, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By gthomson

Sometimes we need a good laugh

I was just talking to a younger friend of mine who sent me a link to a great deal on cycling clothing he got and I mentioned how much I hate lycra cycling kit these days cause my body is just not...
05-31-23, 09:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 307
Posted By plumberroy

Before my foot issues (2017) I could ride 40-50...

Before my foot issues (2017) I could ride 40-50 miles any time. So it gets a little frustrating gaining strength back.
But 2 years ago I could barely make the work day had nothing left after work ....
05-29-23, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By oldbobcat

That's the year I bought an F5. With an 11-23,...

That's the year I bought an F5. With an 11-23, I'll bet it had compact rings of 50-36. I replaced the worn-out rings on my Trek with 50-36. Now I use the small ring more, and I don't have to...
05-26-23, 06:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,015
Posted By JoeyBike

Something You "Take The Lane" Folks Might Enjoy

Breaking in my new (4-days old) Surly Lowside in my urban landscape (NOLA) i came across this sharrow indicating that bikes should take the lane. Never seen any exactly like this before. Royal Street...
05-24-23, 12:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Feeling Good!

I got back onto my bike back in early March, out of shape and overweight. I did my usual loops around town and the park with agonizing slowness, and was getting lapped by regulars, most of whom are...
05-23-23, 10:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 706
Posted By rumrunn6

no regerts

no regerts
05-23-23, 06:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 706
Posted By seypat

The K-Tel Rock Album was popular BITD, at least...

The K-Tel Rock Album was popular BITD, at least in my area. Everyone was rolling with those under dash Pioneer SuperTuner systems. Good times! :D
...
05-22-23, 04:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 706
Posted By thumpism

At least "Bicycle" is spelled correctly.

At least "Bicycle" is spelled correctly.
05-22-23, 02:28 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,208
Posted By Polaris OBark

He said he rides a "bile." That explains the...

He said he rides a "bile." That explains the anger.
05-22-23, 02:11 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,208
Posted By Trakhak

Doesn't matter whether you, personally, identify...

Doesn't matter whether you, personally, identify as a cyclist or not. When you're out on your bike, those who feel antagonism toward cyclists (as well as those who don't) see you as a cyclist.
05-22-23, 12:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 706
Posted By livedarklions

I cannot think of any joke here that won't get me...

I cannot think of any joke here that won't get me infracted.
05-22-23, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By prairiepedaler

Bike Laden Street in Holland - VID

Looks cozy. Don't quite know how the 5.2l Cummings Hemi Supercharger king cab would fit in.

https://twitter.com/FilmendeFietser/status/1658484773839593473
05-21-23, 09:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 872
Posted By Polaris OBark

I hope you went back and re-started the ride. ...

I hope you went back and re-started the ride.

(You probably know this, but you can add it in manually.)
05-20-23, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By ZIPP2001

Never to old to take up riding

Before covid I used to do a men's group trail ride where the local bike shop would give me as many demo bikes as I needed. Most guys who came out didn't have bikes and hadn't been on a bike since...
05-16-23, 06:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,074
Posted By JW Fas

Farewell Genec

https://www.lajollalight.com/news/story/2023-05-08/lifelong-swimmer-and-great-dad-dies-after-being-pulled-unconscious-from-water-at-la-jolla-cove?fbclid=IwAR2BGnHyrotQXGyQNp8JByYC7dDz0lQkJZQ-gjU2uO0s7...
05-14-23, 09:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,682
Posted By Iride01

It will make sense to buy a cheap bike and ride...

It will make sense to buy a cheap bike and ride the crap out of it for a year or two until you know better what you want. Then throw that bike away, give it away or sell it if you must.

Then buy...
05-13-23, 06:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 714
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Boise war on goatheads

See here:

https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/community/boise/article275323271.html

enjoy.
05-13-23, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By Korina

The other side of the windshield

Sorry, I didn't know where else to put this, but I had to put it somewhere. It's an episode of The War on Cars podcast called The Driver (https://thewaroncars.org/2021/05/03/the-driver/). I found it...
05-12-23, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 522
Posted By PeteHski

It would depend on where I intended to ride the...

It would depend on where I intended to ride the bike. But you've kind of answered your own question. You thought 2.16" was too bouncy and 1.73" too harsh, so it sounds like 2.00" would be a good...
05-10-23, 08:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 848
Posted By BTinNYC

Or...a 105 5701-GS rear derailleur and a 11-32...

Or...a 105 5701-GS rear derailleur and a 11-32 cassette. Mine works perfectly with a 11-34 cassette, which is 2 teeth bigger than the RD spec.
05-10-23, 06:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 848
Posted By MikeWMass

I faced the same question with my 2006 Lemond, I...

I faced the same question with my 2006 Lemond, I had 10 speed 105 5600 with50/34 and rear 12/28 (I think).
I ended up getting a 5700 triple front derailleur and triple crank. I was lucky that the...
05-10-23, 01:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 848
Posted By Bill Kapaun

According to this- ...

According to this-
https://www.bikepedia.com/Quickbike/BikeSpecs.aspx?item=12117
You have a 50-34 crank and an 11-23 cassette.
The RDER-6600 has a wrap capacity of either 29 or 38T, depending if...
05-10-23, 01:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 848
Posted By DiabloScott

If you get a little lucky, you can find a MTB...

If you get a little lucky, you can find a MTB derailleur that will work with your road bike shifters - and then you can put on a cassette with much bigger cogs.

Here's my example:
...
05-10-23, 11:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 848
Posted By andrewclaus

Post #3 covers the issues I've run into. You need...

Post #3 covers the issues I've run into. You need to get the part number of the rear derailleur and get its max cog size and chain wrap capacity. That should be easy with the Ultegra.

I just...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-23, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By Korina

BobbyG, six miles isn't bad; I'll bet you could...

BobbyG, six miles isn't bad; I'll bet you could find ways to make it longer a few days per week.
05-06-23, 07:59 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,386
Posted By Polaris OBark

I for one think it is absolutely delightful to...

I for one think it is absolutely delightful to post this individual's photo on the internet, almost certainly without permission, to further rob him of his dignity.

Maybe if I put some key works...
05-06-23, 06:45 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,386
Posted By seypat

This type of thread pops up every so often. One...

This type of thread pops up every so often. One could say it's a cyclical subject.
05-06-23, 12:17 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,386
Posted By TiHabanero

Way back when I was broke, homeless and had no...

Way back when I was broke, homeless and had no advanced degree, I had no identity of my own so I clung to the term "cyclist" as my identity. It gave me purpose, drive, a reason to exist.
Now that I...
05-05-23, 08:50 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,386
Posted By Reynolds

I'll say it yet another time: there are cyclists...

I'll say it yet another time: there are cyclists and then there are Serious Cyclists™.
05-05-23, 08:31 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,386
Posted By indyfabz

:popcorn ...

:popcorn



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05-05-23, 08:30 PM
Forum: Commuting
05-05-23, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By RidingMatthew

You can do it! I commuted for the first time in a...

You can do it! I commuted for the first time in a year an 8 months if you dont count the "commutes" while working from home during the Covid years. It felt so good to be on the bike. I am slower than...
05-04-23, 04:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 818
Posted By jdawginsc

I fell of the wagon...

So much for the moratorium on adding N+1 after my Fauxsin...Bumblebeena wanted a younger sibling and this came available for $60. What is cool about it is the POs story. It is a bike with a sweet...
05-01-23, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By veganbikes

And where is his beautiful wife (I guess...

And where is his beautiful wife (I guess technically they are divorced and have been for a while)
05-01-23, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By badger1

But he doesn't have to ask himself "How did I get...

But he doesn't have to ask himself "How did I get here?"
05-01-23, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By veganbikes

I would ask myself why he didn't find himself...

I would ask myself why he didn't find himself behind the wheel of a large automobile?
05-01-23, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By tyrion

Bicycles of the Met Gala

I could only find one. David Byrne brought his bike in (don't want to leave it outside in NYC!).
...
04-30-23, 06:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,147
Posted By VegasJen

Talk about putting things into perspective

I know I'm not the fastest or strongest cyclist out there, but I like to believe I can hold my own.

Yesterday was the Rage triathlon in Vegas, and I participated. I say participated because I...
04-30-23, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By OldRonin

Back after a long absence

It's been a while since I've posted to bikeforuns.net and I'm posting from a new account since I can't find
any info on the old one. A lot has happened since then as well.

Life got in the way...
04-29-23, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By spelger

NASA wheels

i wouldn't mind trying out these tires, gator skins don't compare...wonder if we will ever see these someday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSNtifE0Z2Q&list=WL&index=2
04-28-23, 10:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 243
Posted By rsbob

May you have a swift recovery.

May you have a swift recovery.
04-24-23, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By Broctoon

Fun ride with my grandson in tow

Saturday I rode 37 miles pulling a trailer with my two-year-old grandson in it. The terrain was mostly flat, and I was not trying to make good time (averaged about 12 mph). It was a lot of fun, but...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-20-23, 05:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,330
Posted By jfouellette

My new old Tikit Bike Friday

Hi everyone. Here is my new purchase. A used Tikit in size small. I ve contacted Bike Friday to determine the approximate build date to see if this one was involved in the recall ten years ago. I...
04-15-23, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By Arthur Peabody

In case you don't have a subscription and can't...

In case you don't have a subscription and can't figure out how to evade the paywall yourself. People complain. I provide those instructions with every link to forestall.
04-15-23, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 995
Posted By livedarklions

Weird story. Maybe don't go crowing about...

Weird story. Maybe don't go crowing about justice when, for all we know, his behavior might have been the result of whatever it was that caused him to drop dead. And no, drugs are not the only thing...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-15-23, 07:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 796
Posted By sweeks

I ride my folder to the dentist's office every...

I ride my folder to the dentist's office every day... it's *my* office! I get my dental work done here too... by a colleague, not me.
My commute is 50 miles each way (not sustainable by bike...
04-14-23, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 995
Posted By Daniel4

Truck driver dies after collision with bicyclist in Sparks

Here's the article.

https://www.rgj.com/story/news/2023/04/13/truck-driver-dies-after-collision-with-bicyclist-in-sparks/70113267007/

"The driver of a stolen pickup truck died after a collision...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-13-23, 09:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 796
Posted By linberl

If you look carefully, you'll see my Bike Friday...

If you look carefully, you'll see my Bike Friday pakiT folded up in my dentist's waiting room. Hint: next to the chairs. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-13-23, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,167
Posted By bike or die

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