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07-20-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 909
Posted By Ironfish653

Nobody is really riding 26ers in top-level...

Nobody is really riding 26ers in top-level competition anymore, but the MTB boom of the 90s produced a lot of bikes, and a lot really nice ones, too
I have a couple of really nice vintage MTBs (a...
07-17-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 909
Posted By FBOATSB

Have you seen this thread? ...

Have you seen this thread?
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/834372-ultimate-27-tire-reference-thread.html
I think every 27" tire sold in the last ten years has been listed there.
07-15-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 965
Posted By 3alarmer

...I can only speak for me, but I try to ride all...

...I can only speak for me, but I try to ride all of them, rotating them in and out of the lineup.
Today and for the past few days I rode this:
...
07-14-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,340
Posted By HTupolev

Starting from an old MTB is usually driven by...

Starting from an old MTB is usually driven by convenience and/or economy. They're used because they can often be found cheap, are versatile as a base to built from, and often already have a lot of...
07-14-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,394
Posted By Daniel4

The comparison that cyclists know the risks and...

The comparison that cyclists know the risks and that the driver made a mistake is another example of how bad driving is considered to be an acceptable norm.

If the driver hadn't been intoxicated,...
07-13-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,394
Posted By Troul

that is where I'd assemble my thoughts on, no...

that is where I'd assemble my thoughts on, no matter whom it is.

x2
07-13-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,394
Posted By aley

Discussion with my wife regarding a local crash

A car hit two bicyclists in Albuquerque last weekend: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/1-arrested-2-critically-injured-031200492.html. According to the article, the driver struck the two cyclists...
07-12-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By Daniel4

Here's the breakdown. Fatalities (2020 vs...

Here's the breakdown.

Fatalities (2020 vs previous 12 yr average)
Pedestrian: 36% decrease (21 vs 33)
Drivers: 53.8% decrease (7 vs 15)
Motorcycle: increase (8 vs 4)
Cyclists: increase (4 vs...
07-12-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By njkayaker

When you learn to drive it's all "system 2" and,...

When you learn to drive it's all "system 2" and, as you get experience (become more proficient), stuff moves to "system 1".

The idea is to include " important cues, like bikes, pedestrians, and...
07-10-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,453
Posted By Daniel4

Very, very, very few collisions are caused by...

Very, very, very few collisions are caused by such things. And when we hear about truck tires flying, we know it's also the result of the owner's negligence for taking care of his vehicle.
07-04-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,517
Posted By skidder

Those e-bikes have a range limit, too. Last time...

Those e-bikes have a range limit, too. Last time I looked at one it would go only 30 miles on a charge, so a rider on a normal bicycle fueled by junk food, sketchy burritos off a taco stand and...
07-04-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,517
Posted By m.c.

The ones I've been seeing don't require pedaling....

The ones I've been seeing don't require pedaling. They are electric motorcycles that happen to have pedals on them.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-13-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,670
Posted By force10

Basically, yes. You are required to walk...

Basically, yes.

You are required to walk across the Free Bridge. And a lot of cyclists will jog off onto Mercer st going through P-burg for a bit quieter stretch. And the turn onto Carpentersville...
06-12-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,484
Posted By BlazingPedals

I vote for new pads. If you have old, hardened...

I vote for new pads. If you have old, hardened pads, they won't stop you well. Get some Kool Stop salmon pads, they will stop you much better. If you really want discs, it's more economical to get a...
06-12-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,484
Posted By rosefarts

Bikes were not dangerous before disc brakes. They...

Bikes were not dangerous before disc brakes. They don’t all need “upgraded”.

There’s lots you can do to improve your braking.

New cables and housing, lube all the pivot points. Clean the rims...
06-11-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 874
Posted By mschwett

be safe ! unfortunately you never know -...

be safe !

unfortunately you never know - especially if you live in a place with lots of firearms - when those kinds of confrontations will turn really bad.

i’ve done it twice this year and...
06-11-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,000
Posted By Koyote

Shut up, Larry. :)

Shut up, Larry.

:)
06-11-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By Crankycrank

I recommend NOT using WD-40 on any lubed joints...

I recommend NOT using WD-40 on any lubed joints and bearings unless you plan on using it just for cleaning and use proper lubes afterwards. It has a solvent that will dissolve grease and WD-40 is a...
06-01-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,698
Posted By willydstyle

This folder is perfectly stable with the load on...

This folder is perfectly stable with the load on the rear, though I have also since added a front rack so I can carry more without using a backpack, it doesn't seem necessary for stability at all. I...
05-29-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By cb400bill

Merged duplicate threads into the C&V fourm.

Merged duplicate threads into the C&V fourm.
05-29-22, 01:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,183
Posted By merziac

Hat?, gloves, warm zip up sweater under his...

Hat?, gloves, warm zip up sweater under his jacket, trouser leg clips and sturdy dress shoes.

On his way to work and he ain't playin. ;)
05-28-22, 11:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,183
Posted By panzerwagon

Appears to be a bicycle, and looks like he’s...

Appears to be a bicycle, and looks like he’s going places.
Replies: 31
Views: 9,705
Posted By Larry650

I just want to say that my mountain bike is an...

I just want to say that my mountain bike is an old Trek 850 and it's a dandy little bike. It's all the MTB I need.
05-25-22, 03:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,539
Posted By OTS

Larry, I recently did just that. My...

Larry,
I recently did just that.
My Townie.urban rider.
Inspired by @52telecaster (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/52telecaster-452633.html)and his hybrid gearing, I built up this Raleigh...
05-24-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,539
Posted By flipchip

I may cringe uncontrollably, but I ain’t gonna do...

I may cringe uncontrollably, but I ain’t gonna do anything about it and neither is anyone else, so you do what makes you comfortable.
05-21-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,987
Posted By JW Fas

It's called a sidewalk, and it's designed...

It's called a sidewalk, and it's designed explicitly for walking.
05-20-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,987
Posted By JW Fas

Trash Throwing Trash

This happened yesterday evening during a group ride. According to another cyclist in a pack well behind mine, the same vehicle tossed an empty 5-quart oil container at them while proceeding down the...
05-13-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,971
Posted By LarrySellerz

its actually not very funny, earlier in the year...

its actually not very funny, earlier in the year we had a few bad crashes, one that was horrific. Its a dangerous sport and the lockdowns/zwift made things worse
05-13-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,971
Posted By mcours2006

You were on a single speed doing hills?:eek:

You were on a single speed doing hills?:eek:
05-09-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,698
Posted By willydstyle

Grocery shopping with my new folding bike.

Bike is a Tern BYB P8 for those curious. I decided I was tired of trying to store my '80s touring bike in a crowded basement in a house with 5 adult occupants, and also wanted the potential to travel...
05-05-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,349
Posted By livedarklions

I honestly don't see the flashing of any kind...

I honestly don't see the flashing of any kind useful on a path for anything other than a battery preservation measure, but a light that isn't too bright and not rapidly strobing really isn't the kind...
05-03-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,349
Posted By livedarklions

I usually say something, it's a clear safety...

I usually say something, it's a clear safety hazard and not like it's a close cost/benefits call.

I think it's about half and half between people who are surprised and turn it off and people who...
02-26-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 927
Posted By randyjawa

Though I am unfamiliar with the marque itself, I...

Though I am unfamiliar with the marque itself, I have seen many many very similar Bike Boom road bike offerings......
02-14-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By verktyg

Uniglide vs. Hyperglide

Uniglide twist tooth sprockets worked well, especially on smaller sized freewheels and cassettes. In fact Uniglide freewheels are still in demand. One advantage is when the teeth wear they can be...
01-23-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,631
Posted By clubman

I was visiting a well known horse trader who...

I was visiting a well known horse trader who offered me a 20 kg bag of pure lye ( don't ask :eek:). He had a 1950's Jag in a barn, thousands of feet of wide, rough-sawn old growth lumber and this...
01-23-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,631
Posted By capnjonny

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/1_397c5c5319bf74b0382d2fac828fa1f909ab8708.jpg

I have rescued so many quality bikes that were cast offs that ended up at the bike...
01-23-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,631
Posted By tkamd73

Pity frame, crashed early 80s Bianchi I got for...

Pity frame, crashed early 80s Bianchi I got for free.
Tim

...
11-26-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,718
Posted By grant40

Weird vintage tech thread.

Is there are so many weird designs in vintage frames and components that are even more interesting than modern stuff. I want to see what stuff is out there.

I will start.
These freewheels....
11-07-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 17,778
Posted By mpetry912

thanks for this update and great pics. Having a...

thanks for this update and great pics. Having a Singer "built for you" is a special thing, like having a custom suit from Bijan or a Holland & Holland shotgun.
It is kind of amazing how primative...
11-07-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 17,778
Posted By Vonruden

It all sounds like a bike dream I would have. ...

It all sounds like a bike dream I would have. Here is are pics of my 1980’s Singer,
...
11-07-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 17,778
Posted By poprad

OK, that's enough of the story for now. Point of...

OK, that's enough of the story for now. Point of note: I saw a really low end Decathlon mountain bike leaning against the wall and Thomas noted my look. He explained that Olivier works on any...
11-07-21, 04:14 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 17,778
Posted By poprad

A few more pics to share from that lovely day: ...

A few more pics to share from that lovely day:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_4846_ace60e8fb2cb705a28d22b9a2a1b85c99d41064b.jpg
Thomas was adding shellac to...
11-07-21, 04:07 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 17,778
Posted By poprad

So when I left that afternoon Olivier said "we...

So when I left that afternoon Olivier said "we will see you for the ride tomorrow." It wasn't a question. I'd told him about my ride earlier and about my injury. Neither of these were relevant...
11-07-21, 02:41 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 17,778
Posted By poprad

Alex Singer Cycles and culture

BF C&Vers,
I've been on a bit of a cycling journey of sorts these past few years. Moving to Paris wasn't the cycling heaven I had expected, and I found the urban terrain much less welcoming than the...
10-07-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,268
Posted By Miele Man

Two toe-straps or strong zip-ties and two long...

Two toe-straps or strong zip-ties and two long metal angle brackets reshaped to this.
...
08-05-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,427
Posted By SurferRosa

It's really easy to check. Mark the point on the...

It's really easy to check. Mark the point on the post where it enters the seat tube. Remove it and place it next to the seat tube at the same point. Note where the bottom of the post is in...
08-05-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By The Golden Boy

I guess I'd look at any of the Schwinn catalogs. ...

I guess I'd look at any of the Schwinn catalogs.

https://waterfordbikes.com/SchwinnCat/flschwinn_1981_1990/

The early catalogs have the price list- that'll tell you immediately what is more...
08-05-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By tricky

This was the first result when using the...

This was the first result when using the "site:https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/ schwinn 80s". (remove quotation marks)...
07-29-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,363
Posted By Charliekeet

I have always suspected that a LOT of people...

I have always suspected that a LOT of people simply do not know what yield means. And even those who do approach the rotary trying not to stop if at all possible (rather than assuming you WILL have...
07-28-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,153
Posted By BobbyG

In Colorado text messaging while driving is...

In Colorado text messaging while driving is prohibited, drivers under 18 are prohibited from ANY mobile communication, even hands-free, and drivers of any age with a learner's permit are also...
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