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10-06-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,689
Posted By WhyFi

If it zips, it fits. :innocent:

If it zips, it fits.



:innocent:
10-06-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,354
Posted By JohnDThompson

Straight-blade forks, especially straight-blade...

Straight-blade forks, especially straight-blade carbon fiber forks on a vintage steel frame.
10-06-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,026
Posted By mstateglfr

Chump. I have never coasted, much less soft...

Chump.
I have never coasted, much less soft pedaled, in my life. You go all out every time out or stay home!***
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By WhyFi

Horrible bike and way, way overpriced. ...

Horrible bike and way, way overpriced.



Send me the listing, please and thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,833
Posted By DaveSSS

No way I'd ride over that. Much like a wooden...

No way I'd ride over that. Much like a wooden bridge with gaps between boards wider than a tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,072
Posted By BillyD

Yeah those non-shorts need replacing. ...

Yeah those non-shorts need replacing.

Meanwhile you blokes need to give the OP some respect, he's one of the founding members of this forum, having joined in 2000. Many of you were just pups when...
09-27-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 3,937
Posted By SurferRosa

If you try well fitting padded cycling shorts...

If you try well fitting padded cycling shorts with your road bike, you will likely not return to whatever you wore before.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,072
Posted By shelbyfv

Those bibs are thread-bear.:innocent:

Those bibs are thread-bear.:innocent:
09-26-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By alcjphil

Another sometimes overlooked part of a brake...

Another sometimes overlooked part of a brake system is the condition of the cables and housings. Too much friction in the cables can reduce the effectiveness of your brakes
09-26-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By JohnDThompson

Brake pads aren't the only thing that affects...

Brake pads aren't the only thing that affects brake performance. Mechanical advantage is also important. Some levers have higher mechanical advantage than others, dual pivot and centerpull calipers...
09-23-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,418
Posted By WizardOfBoz

As someone who has gone over the handlebars and...

As someone who has gone over the handlebars and landed on my chin due to trying to optimize improperly (and who grew up working in a machine shop and now has a PhD in Engineering) I would suggest...
09-23-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14,455
Views: 3,301,348
Posted By BradH

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

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20210704_111820_545e64628ffaaec02560e477f9b1d35a6da1f8cf.jpg
1987 Schwinn Predator Freeform. Peregrine Master wheels. Junkyard save....
09-21-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 772
Posted By Wildwood

When I had a treadmill stress test the tech...

When I had a treadmill stress test the tech stopped when my heartrate was 80% of 220 minus age, about 125bpm. ???, 125? I asked him to speed the treadmill faster - he chuckled, "you're at a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,889
Posted By popeye

Just be glad it's not fixed gear where you can't...

Just be glad it's not fixed gear where you can't rotate the pedal out of the way.
09-18-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14,455
Views: 3,301,348
Posted By Miele Man

12 Speed Raleigh Vector rescued from the dump. ...

12 Speed Raleigh Vector rescued from the dump.

I was riding my bicycle on the way home today when I decided to take a short road between two roads that I normally use. I was passing a house that...
09-18-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 225,268
Posted By Gonzo Bob

20 miles today on a solo ride. Believe it or...

20 miles today on a solo ride. Believe it or not, I rode on a few streets I had never ridden before (and I have been in my house for 26 years!). I used Google maps biking option to find them.
09-18-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 225,268
Posted By ofajen

34 miles today. Longest ride since a hard fall...

34 miles today. Longest ride since a hard fall about a month ago. Pretty much have my strength back but not quite 100% on cardio. Iíve been doing flatter routes to avoid working the hip muscles...
09-18-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 225,268
Posted By Troul

Headed out against the wind & returned with 100.1...

Headed out against the wind & returned with 100.1 Miles O.D.
09-17-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 225,268
Posted By Troul

102 Miles O.D.

102 Miles O.D.
09-16-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,864
Posted By Koyote

If you can ride 50 or 60 in a day, you can ride...

If you can ride 50 or 60 in a day, you can ride 100. Start earlier, pace yourself, and be sure to eat and drink enough (but don't eat too much) along the way.
09-16-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,864
Posted By tempocyclist

Assuming the 100 mile route doesn't include loads...

Assuming the 100 mile route doesn't include loads of climbing compared to your usual routes, you take it a little easier (don't blast off from the gun) and remember to fuel correctly, you should be...
09-16-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,864
Posted By wolfchild

Just do it....

Just do it....
09-16-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,354
Posted By rustystrings61

They're here in this post on this other thread in...

They're here in this post on this other thread in this forum (https://www.bikeforums.net/22201838-post2976.html). The Cannondale...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,431
Posted By Maelochs

Every fitter will have some idea about "how a...

Every fitter will have some idea about "how a bike should be ridden." Some might really try to accommodate you .... But I would be surprised if most of them didn't have a "That isn't right" set-up,...
09-12-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 798
Posted By P!N20

Put a D-ring bolt in it, and when you're riding...

Put a D-ring bolt in it, and when you're riding with your mates just reach down and adjust it and accelerate at the same time, they'll all be like, whaaaaaat?
09-12-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 798
Posted By himespau

Good thought but the number hanger is a brazed on...

Good thought but the number hanger is a brazed on loop sticking out of the frame. The chrome dealie is threaded into it to sort of clamp the race number in place.

Ooh, I just figured it out. ...
09-11-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,039
Posted By dedhed

carry a pump, deflate as needed, reinflate

carry a pump, deflate as needed, reinflate
09-11-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By base2

Squirt does not need removal by chemical means....

Squirt does not need removal by chemical means. Any crud that gets into the rollers is caught in the wax & migrates out by way of the chain action. Anything on the outside of the chain can be removed...
09-10-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,833
Posted By veganbikes

It is called cross chaining and it is not good...

It is called cross chaining and it is not good for anything. If you are needing to be in such a crazy gear you probably should have shifted it a long while ago. It is one thing on a 1x drivetrain but...
09-10-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 772
Posted By BlazingPedals

Sounds like my story over a decade ago. Doc was...

Sounds like my story over a decade ago. Doc was trying to convince me I'd die if I didn't go on statins (overall cholesterol 235,) which I refused; so he sent me to a cardiologist. He hooked me up...
09-10-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 772
Posted By downtube42

Depending on how much you were riding before, the...

Depending on how much you were riding before, the first half of that month and a half may have just been much needed rest.
09-10-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,495
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ I don't understand ANY of this discussion at...

^ I don't understand ANY of this discussion at all. Really?

The OP complains of soft tissue pressure BETWEEN the supporting points of his pelvic bone(s). That means that it's not the pitch angle...
09-08-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,718
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Also, in case you were thinking of it,...

Also, in case you were thinking of it, LifeNovice1 , don't mess with your garage door. Sucks that it won't close, but the energy stored in the springs holding the door up can be enough to kill or...
09-08-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,718
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah, I guess you have been here enough to know...

Yeah, I guess you have been here enough to know that BF is mostly a cesspool.

I would buy a Denali if it fit me, if I were in your situation. Like GlennR I commuted for quite a while on...
09-06-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,034
Posted By JohnDThompson

I like to be able to move the upper run of the...

I like to be able to move the upper run of the chain up/down by about 1-2cm at the midpoint between the crank and the rear sprocket. Looser than that, and I get annoying lash when I change pedal...
09-05-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,360
Posted By rsbob

I believe you posted the best How Not To Ride a...

I believe you posted the best How Not To Ride a Century I ever read. It should be required reading for all new century riders and a good reminder for the more experienced.
09-04-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,495
Posted By WhyFi

I had numbness issues, stemming from perineum...

I had numbness issues, stemming from perineum pressure, when doing rides on the trainer, which is often trial by fire for saddle fit. Getting a saddle wide enough (make sure you get your sit-bone...
09-02-21, 03:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 869
Posted By randyjawa

That is certainly true but there are different...

That is certainly true but there are different kinds of grease.

In my case, and thanks to where I used to work, I use a synthetic water proof product and it works just fine - on everything bicycle...
09-01-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By _ForceD_

Either way the assembly is already compromised....

Either way the assembly is already compromised. Itís probably going to plummet to useless quickly either way. Why throw all your hard work down the drain? Buy new partsÖor at least obtain used parts...
08-31-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,974
Posted By ShannonM

Ideally, one should be capable of riding at a...

Ideally, one should be capable of riding at a wide range of cadences... say, 60-120 rpm. Because there is no One True Cadence To Rule Them All.

Bodies vary. Roads vary. Loads vary. Bikes vary.
...
08-31-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By thook

i was just making a joke, man :) wasn't meant to...

i was just making a joke, man :) wasn't meant to be malicious or anything. i was sincerely hoping you'd get a chuckle. sorry
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,661
Posted By smashndash

Depends on the pace. If you're hammering, expect...

Depends on the pace. If you're hammering, expect your legs to go entirely empty at some point. At about 85-90 miles into my first century (we averaged like 18-19mph with 4000+ ft of climbing), my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,690
Posted By genejockey

It's a dick move. You're pretending you want to...

It's a dick move. You're pretending you want to ride WITH somebody, but then you actually ride AGAINST them. Not every ride is a race.
08-27-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By mschwett

not gonna walk up a 1500í climb lol. i like to...

not gonna walk up a 1500í climb lol. i like to cover a lot of ground, see different roads and places, have decent endurance but canít climb those kinds of grades for an hour.

but yes, iíll...
08-25-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,431
Posted By Random11

My First Crash

I've been riding a few months short of four years and had my first crash today. Riding solo at a pretty good clip on a residential road, when I ran over a stick I didn't see in time, which caused me...
08-25-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,711
Posted By Sy Reene

My support vehicle has this stuff. Is this a...

My support vehicle has this stuff. Is this a serious question?
08-25-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,711
Posted By genejockey

The ones who never smile while riding.

The ones who never smile while riding.
08-24-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,464
Posted By thinktubes

Bikes?

Bikes?
08-23-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,091
Posted By gobicycling

Teeny, Teeny, Tiny Tris

In my low 80's, one of my challenging activities is teeny, teeny, tiny tris. This is a 45 minute swim, about a 1.5 mile walk (can't run much any more), and a 10 mile ride, all in the same morning....
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