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Forum: Touring
02-02-23, 07:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 673
Posted By jamawani

It can be yea, nay, or anywhere in between - I...

It can be yea, nay, or anywhere in between - I would hope.

I'm about 62.3% nay and 37.6% yea.
(Rounding may not result in 100%)
Forum: Touring
01-30-23, 06:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,129
Posted By veganbikes

The whole point of going 26" is finding tires in...

The whole point of going 26" is finding tires in other countries. If I am so stuck on a single tire brand I cannot easily get well I probably didn't need that size and could have gone 700c or 650b or...
01-30-23, 04:48 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,280
Posted By Kapusta

I bleed my hydraulic brakes way, Way, WAY more...

I bleed my hydraulic brakes way, Way, WAY more often than I change cables or housing on my mech disc brakes.

My XT, SLX, and Magura MT7s all need some bleeding at least once a year, but sometimes...
01-30-23, 02:23 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,280
Posted By Maelochs

I started out on MTB on a bike with 24 speeds and...

I started out on MTB on a bike with 24 speeds and V-brakes. Now I have 24 speeds and hydro discs ..... yes, both were Triples .... will I get arrested by the trend police for not having 1X?

NO...
01-30-23, 11:19 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,280
Posted By Maelochs

You can shoot oil up the cable housing if you...

You can shoot oil up the cable housing if you fear corrosion .... but make sure the ferrules are sealed or people will claim you risk clogging with micro-dust particles.

This whole thing is...
Forum: Touring
01-30-23, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By mev

I reverse mine twice so it packs even smaller ;)

I reverse mine twice so it packs even smaller ;)
01-30-23, 06:43 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,280
Posted By GhostRider62

I replace brake cables about every 15,000 miles...

I replace brake cables about every 15,000 miles and housing about every 30,000 miles. Yearly on the cables and insanely bi-yearly on the housing. Rim pads twice per year

What is insane is the...
01-29-23, 07:58 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,280
Posted By The Chemist

Nope. I've had to re-wrap my bars at least three...

Nope. I've had to re-wrap my bars at least three times since I got my current bar tape (stupid things that were my own fault) and I was able to reuse my bar tape just fine. Good quality bar tape is...
01-29-23, 12:54 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,280
Posted By VegasJen

Same here. But I live in a very warm, dry...

Same here. But I live in a very warm, dry climate. All my bikes are at least 10 years old, although I haven't had any of them since new, but I have yet to replace a brake cable. Maybe a couple...
01-29-23, 12:00 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,280
Posted By wolfchild

I hope this is a joke.

I hope this is a joke.
01-27-23, 10:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 442
Posted By urbanknight

Fair point. I guess I'm imagining "bike fit"...

Fair point. I guess I'm imagining "bike fit" meaning go pay a professional $400 when a simple adjustment could be all that's needed.


There are various possibilities there. Dry skin, sensitive...
Forum: Touring
01-25-23, 07:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,548
Posted By balto charlie

Glad to see he is one the way to recovery, he has...

Glad to see he is one the way to recovery, he has always been so gracious with touring information.
Forum: Touring
01-24-23, 05:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,548
Posted By datlas

Good news! My friend got an email from Indy. He...

Good news! My friend got an email from Indy. He is still in the hospital but obviously doing better since he can email. My hope is he pops in here soon.
01-24-23, 03:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,019
Posted By livedarklions

What are you doing about drag? This big...

What are you doing about drag?

This big chain ring thread has always gotten stuck on the particulars.
01-24-23, 12:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,019
Posted By smd4

I had to scroll back up to see if he really wrote...

I had to scroll back up to see if he really wrote what you quoted.

Ooof..
01-23-23, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By alcjphil

My Question: Why a spoke protector if you don't...

My Question: Why a spoke protector if you don't have a derailleur?
Forum: Touring
01-23-23, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A group of three of us did GAP and C&O in early...

A group of three of us did GAP and C&O in early May 2013. Wow, that was almost 10 years ago.

It is a good idea to be ready for wet weather.
...
Forum: Touring
01-22-23, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By RayLee

I ended up ordering a Sea To Summit and Granite...

I ended up ordering a Sea To Summit and Granite Gear for myself but actually found two new old stock/clearance Salsa bags for my wife's bike frame bag/top loader bar bag.

The top loader should...
Forum: Touring
01-17-23, 05:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 440
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When I pedaled, my legs would hit my bag at the...

When I pedaled, my legs would hit my bag at the bottom of the pedal stroke, it was not a problem but it was a distraction. Thus, I wanted to push my bag further back to clear my legs better. I was...
01-16-23, 03:33 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,343
Posted By livedarklions

The worst is when the two pumps you're close...

The worst is when the two pumps you're close enough to hear are just a fraction of a second out of sync, although I have to say that the name ""Maria Menounos" sounds completely trippy that way. ...
01-16-23, 03:27 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,343
Posted By livedarklions

Their costs are an awful lot more than just the...

Their costs are an awful lot more than just the cost to build. Also, much of this is going to be bookkeeping--there's presumably a lot of R&D that goes into producing the $14k bike--do you count the...
01-16-23, 03:08 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,343
Posted By tomato coupe

Geez, I'm still yawning from your last profound...

Geez, I'm still yawning from your last profound question.
01-16-23, 02:51 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,343
Posted By badger1

... because 16 pages (and still going) on this...

... because 16 pages (and still going) on this isn't enough.
https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1266135-how-can-14-000-bicycle-possibly-worth-money.html
01-16-23, 02:50 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,343
Posted By Reflector Guy

Something tells me it's going to be a long, cold...

Something tells me it's going to be a long, cold winter....
Forum: Touring
01-16-23, 03:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By alibaba2010

Hi - thanks so much your input was actually...

Hi - thanks so much your input was actually really useful!! It is quite a daunting group to ask questions to because there is so much information (particularly regarding geometry its so confusing to...
01-15-23, 08:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,795
Posted By tcs

Vintage Tiffany sterling silver cycling pants...

Vintage Tiffany sterling silver cycling pants clip:

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01-15-23, 05:31 PM
01-15-23, 12:29 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,754
Posted By unterhausen

I think this thread is done. Well, I thought that...

I think this thread is done. Well, I thought that at the start. But anyway, I'm closing it.
01-14-23, 09:45 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,754
Posted By Ironfish653

All that road feel is great and all; I have a 3.0...

All that road feel is great and all; I have a 3.0 Cannondale Criterium on 23s and that bike feels fast. Very quick, and direct; seems happiest when you're giving it at least 8/10.
GPS says it's not...
01-14-23, 08:01 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,754
Posted By njkayaker

This thread started being “off the rails” with...

This thread started being “off the rails” with the first post.

It wasn’t even a train.
Forum: Touring
01-13-23, 12:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 724
Posted By grumpus

Indeed - who hasn't gone to put on their boots,...

Indeed - who hasn't gone to put on their boots, only to find that they're crispy after a heavy frost?
Forum: Touring
01-13-23, 06:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 724
Posted By grumpus

It was the socks I recommended, because socks...

It was the socks I recommended, because socks don't care about pedal studs.

IME when my feet are comfortable in good socks I don't care if my shoes are wet.
01-12-23, 05:07 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,754
Posted By Eric F

Based on other posts by the same user, and the...

Based on other posts by the same user, and the profile link to a YouTube channel with the same type of nonsense, it appears to be some sort of bot.
01-12-23, 04:27 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,150
Posted By Koyote

That guy (https://www.chapmancycles.com/)is a...

That guy (https://www.chapmancycles.com/)is a true artisan.
Forum: Touring
01-12-23, 01:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 724
Posted By grumpus

You didn't have to look them up, I put a link...

You didn't have to look them up, I put a link (www.sealskinz.com/collections/socks/) there for you to click on.

If you click on this link (http://www.sealskinz.com/collections/socks//) you'll see...
Forum: Touring
01-12-23, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah its everyone else's fault. ...

Yeah its everyone else's fault.
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01-10-23, 09:14 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,150
Posted By digger

God….I need a cigarette after that….

God….I need a cigarette after that….
01-10-23, 02:43 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,754
Posted By Eric F

Rydabent.

Rydabent.
01-10-23, 02:06 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,754
Posted By Eric F

No. They don't. This is a fabrication that you...

No. They don't. This is a fabrication that you regularly put out there, but isn't actually based on facts.
01-10-23, 01:41 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,754
Posted By tomato coupe

I think you need some new material. Your act is...

I think you need some new material. Your act is getting really old and boring.
01-10-23, 12:04 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,150
Posted By Eric F

Meh. It makes my work day go by faster.

Meh. It makes my work day go by faster.
01-10-23, 10:01 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,150
Posted By Rolla

I don't understand why any of this is a...

I don't understand why any of this is a controversy or a point of contention, or why people get their identities and egos so wrapped up in this nonsense.

Speaking strictly for myself, I love the...
01-09-23, 09:16 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,150
Posted By Chuck M

I've heard tell it can take upwards of five days...

I've heard tell it can take upwards of five days to clean them if you accidentally touch them with greasy paws.
01-09-23, 05:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,916
Posted By Eric F

Is that you? Am I seeing correctly that the bike...

Is that you? Am I seeing correctly that the bike is a fixie?? I love my singlespeed MTB, but a fixie is a whole different animal. :eek:

EDIT: I just learned what "tracklocross" is. Wow. That...
01-08-23, 07:52 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,150
Posted By Lombard

I'm out of popcorn and at this rate, I can't...

I'm out of popcorn and at this rate, I can't afford anymore.
01-08-23, 06:29 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,150
Posted By tomato coupe

Your wife said she was thinking of getting the...

Your wife said she was thinking of getting the Colnago for you, but we told her you didn't like disc brakes or electronic shifting, and she decided to get you something else. Enjoy your new sweater.
01-08-23, 05:41 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,150
Posted By rosefarts

It really depends on how much dumpster vodka I’ve...

It really depends on how much dumpster vodka I’ve had.
01-08-23, 04:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,916
Posted By tomato coupe

More evidence that aero is more important than...

More evidence that aero is more important than weight?
01-08-23, 12:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,916
Posted By veganbikes

Good good! I am in one of those Hermann-Miller...

Good good! I am in one of those Hermann-Miller Aero Chairs, after having gone through a lot of office chairs in a relatively short time years ago we decided on this and yeah it is a good chair 10...
01-08-23, 12:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,916
Posted By veganbikes

They were mentioned in the original post.

They were mentioned in the original post.
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