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08-08-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,214
Posted By beng1

The lawn mower I have been using recently, but...

The lawn mower I have been using recently, but according to you, just as with my bicycles, I should throw it in the trash and run out and get a new one along with a Britney Spears record because the...
08-08-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 698
Posted By beng1

This is it; ...

This is it;

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08-08-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 585
Posted By beng1

Yea, foot retention is good for sprints, but who...

Yea, foot retention is good for sprints, but who is doing sprints? Who are sprints important to? Almost nobody is the answer to that, and the answer anyone with a brain would get from the Dylan...
08-08-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,214
Posted By beng1

Pssssssssst. The title and start of the thread...

Pssssssssst. The title and start of the thread asks if new equipment is a bad investment for those not pushing a competitive edge, for the average consumer. To clear things up for you, a "competitive...
08-08-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 698
Posted By beng1

As long as you can get "aero", there is no big...

As long as you can get "aero", there is no big speed difference between bicycle types running close to the same tire pressures, even when running different tire types and sizes. What makes any bike...
08-08-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 585
Posted By beng1

Get nice big flat pedals then you can wear any...

Get nice big flat pedals then you can wear any shoe you want.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUEaN9FKGLE
08-07-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By beng1

180 pounds is not a heavy rider, and 2013 is not...

180 pounds is not a heavy rider, and 2013 is not old equipment especially if it is in cream-puff condition with low miles. If you are no longer obsessed with fashionable and trendy high-end garbage,...
08-06-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,214
Posted By beng1

You and a bunch of other guys should try...

You and a bunch of other guys should try discussing the topic on hand, instead of hijacking threads every day and switching the subject to me??? Maybe you all can find a room in a forum somewhere and...
08-06-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By beng1

I think they are the standard for BMX and also on...

I think they are the standard for BMX and also on most all bicycles sold to the general public. Go to Wal-Mart and see for yourself. They sell kits to convert bikes with one-piece cranks to...
08-06-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 348
Posted By beng1

90rpm is an average pedal rpm for riders who...

90rpm is an average pedal rpm for riders who train for speed or who are in a race. I am 60 years old and train at that pedal rpm often, but I am going between 19 and 20mph. If your average speeds are...
08-04-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,214
Posted By beng1

Sure you might enjoy them. If you are not that...

Sure you might enjoy them. If you are not that strong, in that good a shape, are a very tiny person, or are a senior citizen, then you will enjoy as many gears and as light a bike as you can get, and...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,773
Posted By beng1

Leave earlier in the morning for work, then you...

Leave earlier in the morning for work, then you can get to work on time easy and without stress, works on a bike or if driving an automobile.
08-04-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 348
Posted By beng1

With a 46/11 high gear ratio, at 90rpm pedal...

With a 46/11 high gear ratio, at 90rpm pedal cadence with a 27" tire diameter, you are going 30mph, not fast enough???
08-04-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,214
Posted By beng1

In my town there are dozens of cyclists riding...

In my town there are dozens of cyclists riding around on high-end and new racing style bicycles, many of them wearing racing style clothes who are slow casual riders. Why did they dump thousands into...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 05:13 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,138
Posted By beng1

8% of 18 is 1.44 and 12% of 18 is 2.16, so just...

8% of 18 is 1.44 and 12% of 18 is 2.16, so just with an improvement in riding position, which is 100% free, a rider could go from 18mph to 19.44mph-20.16mph for FREE. . Any cyclist with any...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,505
Posted By beng1

And there is a term for people who respond...

And there is a term for people who respond seriously to satirical posts, "suckers".
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,138
Posted By beng1

Pssssssst, This thread was not started by a pro,...

Pssssssst, This thread was not started by a pro, it was started by someone who can average 18mph who wants to go 20mph, and dumping thousands into a "TT" bike purchase when they can just tweak their...
08-03-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,481
Posted By beng1

/ Phone is push-button dial on the kitchen...

/
Phone is push-button dial on the kitchen wall, my van is an 85' GMC 3/4 ton cargo which some deceased friends of mine bought brand new, GM sold the same van-body from 71' through I think 1996, but...
08-03-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 870
Posted By beng1

Yes, about half the countries voters had similar...

Yes, about half the countries voters had similar issues.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,505
Posted By beng1

Or I am an aspiring writer of satire, but of...

Or I am an aspiring writer of satire, but of course there is always a certain percentage of the population on the near side of the Bell Curve that mistakes it for actual reality.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,138
Posted By beng1

The biggest factor in bicycle speed is the rider,...

The biggest factor in bicycle speed is the rider, followed by the rider getting horizontal on the bike, and a distant third is having specially shaped bicycle parts and clothing. You do not need a...
08-02-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,481
Posted By beng1

A number of my threads have been deleted from...

A number of my threads have been deleted from this forum which talked about manufacturers of bicycling equipment and how they market items to the public along with warnings from moderators. So I am...
08-02-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 870
Posted By beng1

Why would you have to change your cycling habits...

Why would you have to change your cycling habits during an alleged pandemic? You are riding outside in open air alone right??? Or do you only ride in groups with the bikes within six feet of each...
08-02-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By beng1

Cross-country MTB riders always go with small...

Cross-country MTB riders always go with small frames if they are serious about it, because it allows them to drop back behind the seat on steep descents and makes the bike easier to handle in tight...
08-02-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By beng1

The only good gravel video on the internet..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_NoOpU_sUU
08-02-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By beng1

Convert to one-piece crank, your troubles and...

Convert to one-piece crank, your troubles and worries will be over;
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/huffy_cranks_f9eeef5fe838c21ca4cb08ee4c770f15d5d36b47.jpg
08-02-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By beng1

Don't upgrade anything, just get it in sound...

Don't upgrade anything, just get it in sound mechanical condition and ride it. If it is a good brand-name bike it will always be a better bike than you are a rider, so work on upgrading yourself, not...
08-02-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,481
Posted By beng1

Every so many years they have to change the...

Every so many years they have to change the tire-sizes or some other feature so they can tell everyone that their current bike is outdated and they have to buy a new one to remain "competitive" and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,505
Posted By beng1

Life hack; You don't need entry fees to ride...

Life hack; You don't need entry fees to ride events if you don't register and just ride anyway. They ARE public roadways, if you happen to be riding at the same time someone else is holding an event...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,505
Posted By beng1

That's the garage. Each spring I try to set up a...

That's the garage. Each spring I try to set up a hi-fi using cheap or free components. I got the complete set of Kenwood components along with two cartons of L&M light 100s for $20 at a local...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,138
Posted By beng1

You don't look that low or that aero on that bike...

You don't look that low or that aero on that bike at all to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,505
Posted By beng1

Getting the Huffy ready for the "Sunrise Ride"...

Getting the Huffy ready for the "Sunrise Ride" this morning at 5:30AM. Since it was only 12 hours since I had to ride my last stage, I figured I needed extra starch to be in winning form, so tried to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,505
Posted By beng1

An entity which engages in censorship does not...

An entity which engages in censorship does not count as a Press at all, let alone a free one, that action defines it as a propaganda machine.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,505
Posted By beng1

This is the shirt I rode on this bike-ride, they...

This is the shirt I rode on this bike-ride, they obviously used software to blur the footage. Obviously they have something against real cyclists.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,505
Posted By beng1

That would be off-topic to discuss and against...

That would be off-topic to discuss and against forum rules, as this forum has already censored many of my posts concerning such things even though I can directly tie them to bicycling, so you will...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,505
Posted By beng1

At 100 pedal rpm 52/16 is just under 26mph, at 90...

At 100 pedal rpm 52/16 is just under 26mph, at 90 pedal rpm it drops to about 23mph. For riding and racing on mostly flat or shallow grades that is more than enough gearing for me as I am not young...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,138
Posted By beng1

Tim that looks good.

Tim that looks good.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,201
Posted By beng1

That is a nice belief-system you have there, but...

That is a nice belief-system you have there, but it has no basis in reality. Enjoy it though, as much as you enjoy your "free will" and your new equipment and empty wallet.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,505
Posted By beng1

Wow, I did not see that clip. The "free press"...

Wow, I did not see that clip. The "free press" actually blurred out the back of the shirt to censor it out, amazing. Thanks for digging that up. I can't believe they did not censor the "Free...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,505
Posted By beng1

99% of a victory is announcing it first and as...

99% of a victory is announcing it first and as loudly as possible. Most people are afraid to counter this type of behaviour, and if you can act a little drunk or crazy during the process it more than...
07-28-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 686
Posted By beng1

It will be okay now, I am here. You can never...

It will be okay now, I am here. You can never move your seat too far forward, you just have to get used to it and maybe match the move with a longer stem. Your mistake was maybe making more than one...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,505
Posted By beng1

I won the slow-roll !!!

My city is having a "cyclefest" kicked off with a 9-mile "slow roll". The organizers, mayor and a few other stiffs gave speeches before it began while we were in front of some news cameras. My "kit...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-22, 09:42 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,201
Posted By beng1

You and others are interpreting backwards. I...

You and others are interpreting backwards. I could care less what others spend, I do care if they lose money by being taken advantage of or being duped. The science says that in most riding clipless...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,842
Posted By beng1

Assuming that the opinions of others matter to me...

Assuming that the opinions of others matter to me in the way they apparently do to most humans, I guess that is what they all do and why they give them so often. For me they are entertainment in an...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,842
Posted By beng1

Just one of your assumptions is that I have a...

Just one of your assumptions is that I have a problem with ads, I don't because I know what they are, and I never see any anyway, at all. My concern is for the general population which is highly...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,842
Posted By beng1

My message is that you don't have to buy new or...

My message is that you don't have to buy new or expensive equipment to enjoy cycling or go fast, or new or expensive anything to enjoy life, and I back it up with my actions and examples. I put that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-22, 05:27 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,138
Posted By beng1

I did think of something else, it is an old...

I did think of something else, it is an old saying that goes; "You get in shape to run, you don't run to get in shape". One of the most common things people I know that are close to my age give or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-22, 05:11 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,842
Posted By beng1

So nobody is "impressive" unless they can average...

So nobody is "impressive" unless they can average 20mph for some distance you decide on? How does that have any meaning to anyone but you? It doesn't.
I do not criticize people, I care about...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,201
Posted By beng1

No, I would not enjoy going faster on a bicycle...

No, I would not enjoy going faster on a bicycle because of an equipment upgrade, I will enjoy going faster by getting in better shape or improving riding position or technique though. Just as I enjoy...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,842
Posted By beng1

Right, the person who started the thread, and I...

Right, the person who started the thread, and I are both riding a road bike around 19-20mph average, that is slow, so I guess my logic is fine. No bike is going to get us up to the crazy speeds you...
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