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Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2,750
Views: 448,552
Posted By lasauge

Pacific Ocean ...

Pacific Ocean
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2,750
Views: 448,552
Posted By NoWhammies

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05-12-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 745
Posted By ande90

Sorry for bringing up this thread again. I...

Sorry for bringing up this thread again.

I am discovering nearly the same issue as the veym . My group is also from 2018 and nearly the same km on the clock. The battery was suddenly starting to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2,865
Views: 539,851
Posted By mgopack42

Mount Hamilton, from the east approach. Roads...

Mount Hamilton, from the east approach. Roads empty, but the 120 Inch dome lies ahead! This was a satisfying acheivment. now I need to tick off Diablo and Tamalplais this season. Bought the jersey...
05-08-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,961
Posted By HTupolev

What are you comparing with what? Under many...

What are you comparing with what? Under many circumstances, it's true that the total aerodynamic drag on a bike+rider system is far higher than the rolling resistance. But aerodynamic drag happens...
05-08-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,961
Posted By RChung

Almost every argument in cycling fora: 1. Only...

Almost every argument in cycling fora:
1. Only the pros need to worry about that. Are you a pro?
2. The best riders are the best because of what they do so just imitate them.
3. Things I can't...
05-08-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,961
Posted By KerryIrons

How much less could you care? I you could care a...

How much less could you care? I you could care a LOT less then this must be a very important issue for you. If you could care only a little bit less then maybe not so much. Of course if you meant...
05-04-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,051
Posted By smashndash

oh what. yeah ok, I got nothing then, my bad. Let...

oh what. yeah ok, I got nothing then, my bad. Let us know if you figure it out.
05-04-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,472
Posted By Koyote

Thanks! Still a bit fatigued today, and coughing...

Thanks! Still a bit fatigued today, and coughing a bit -- I imagine the cough will stay around a long time, since I'm a bit asthmatic. But I'm feeling much better than I was a couple days ago....
05-03-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,894
Posted By tomato coupe

Yeah, you can stop reading as soon as you come to...

Yeah, you can stop reading as soon as you come to a sentence like this:

Back in my day, all we did was occasionally rotate the sundial on its base. [/color]
Forum: Foo
04-30-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,523
Posted By Polaris OBark

If only we had self-propelled vehicles of some...

If only we had self-propelled vehicles of some sort that would allow us having to inject the "abundant fuel reserves" into the atmosphere and destroy entire ecosystems in order to save a few pennies...
04-30-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,894
Posted By livedarklions

It's also ridiculous to pretend that it's somehow...

It's also ridiculous to pretend that it's somehow sinister that marketing is involved in engineering decisions. The relationship between marketing and product design/engineering is so complicated...
04-29-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,894
Posted By PeteHski

Exactly and most of them actually believe it too!

Exactly and most of them actually believe it too!
04-27-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 775
Posted By urbanknight

if u pedal and bike go no worry. if u pedal and...

if u pedal and bike go no worry. if u pedal and bike no go worry.
04-27-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 56,413
Posted By Bearhawker

I must be doing it wrong. I ride a fatbike as my...

I must be doing it wrong. I ride a fatbike as my daily driver and even tour with it, wearing cycling clothes and Nashbar sandals clipped into my Eggbeater pedals.

Pretty sure I get a lot more out...
04-27-22, 03:18 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 56,413
Posted By PeteHski

These shoe threads are great for bringing out the...

These shoe threads are great for bringing out the anti-cycling gear crowd. On a dedicated bike forum too, lol

Of course some non-cycling specific shoes happen to be quite reasonable for cycling,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 515,241
Posted By Jrasero

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04-25-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,301
Posted By msu2001la

I can think of dozens of US cities that are...

I can think of dozens of US cities that are relatively flat, high-population density and have climates on par with Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Paris, and continue to plan and build roadways that are...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 27,149
Views: 17,655,395
Posted By Kai Winters

2022 Spec Aethos 52cm Roval Alpinist CLX HG...

2022 Spec Aethos 52cm
Roval Alpinist CLX HG wheel set, TRP Spyre SLC carbon mechanical disk brakes, Sram rotors, Conti 5000 tubed tires with latex tubes.
Shimano 105 R7000 shifters and front...
04-07-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,894
Posted By Troul

I see it that way for the most part. Then there...

I see it that way for the most part. Then there are those that don't want to be bothered with needing to make a few sweeps to the gear ratio they see fit from having only one shifter (1x12). Those...
04-07-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,894
Posted By livedarklions

Agreeing with you and amplifying a bit: ...

Agreeing with you and amplifying a bit:

Also, new things broaden the range of choices for people who don't like the compromises of the currently dominant set ups. Having a front derailleur could...
03-25-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,417
Posted By hazetguy

Handel bars ...

Handel bars

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03-23-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,204
Posted By Rdmonster69

Dude, you're assuming that this guy spends an...

Dude, you're assuming that this guy spends an inordinate amount of money on coffee and food and telling him to sell his car to buy a bike when he is talking about casual cycling. You have not been...
03-15-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 627
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I've been hesitant to join this thread, because...

I've been hesitant to join this thread, because you're asking about a specific device I haven't used. I've been riding with power for a long time now and agree with chaadster that this is...
03-15-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 627
Posted By Iride01

Most people are probably surprised their power...

Most people are probably surprised their power readings are so low.

Also, after I haven't ridden in a few weeks, my first ride out I have a lot of power. My second ride not so much.

I'm not...
03-15-22, 03:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 627
Posted By chaadster

Generally, PMs are not very sensitive to climate...

Generally, PMs are not very sensitive to climate change, asI understand it, and it takes moving from extremes to affect it, like from an actually cold start.

I don’t think that you’re using...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,625
Posted By Mojo31

And motorcycles. I don’t care what people...

And motorcycles.

I don’t care what people think. I like fast sports cars, tech forward carbon bikes, etc. and will get them till I can’t. I’d rock that Lemond (in blue) even though I’m old and...
03-08-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,321
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I am not a mt biker but rather a long time hiker...

I am not a mt biker but rather a long time hiker in the EAST bay. I do ride my bike on various paved trails around the area. Reading the OP sounds very much like Trumpian nonsense. I don’t buy any of...
03-07-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,321
Posted By nomadmax

Break the law, get caught, take your lumps. But...

Break the law, get caught, take your lumps. But don't cry about it.
03-07-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,321
Posted By livedarklions

Screw that. If you engage in activity you know...

Screw that. If you engage in activity you know is going to cause illegal environmental damage, a $600 fine seems pretty minimal. If someone isn't deterred by barbed wire and repeated warnings and...
03-07-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,321
Posted By Bald Paul

By that you're referring to those citizens, such...

By that you're referring to those citizens, such as myself, who do their best to obey the laws?

Hopefully, you will never encounter a person of your view who believes there are far too many stupid...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 27,149
Views: 17,655,395
Posted By downhillmaster

NBD. Figured it was time to add a Surly to the...

NBD.
Figured it was time to add a Surly to the small stable.
...
03-06-22, 12:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,713
Posted By Camilo

My personal soap box: don't buy tires or any bike...

My personal soap box: don't buy tires or any bike stuff from Amazon. There's a lot of actual bike shop online sellers with free or very reasonable shipping that are competitive with Amazon prices....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 27,149
Views: 17,655,395
Posted By bamboobike4

I really like that. Clean, spare, straight-up. ...

I really like that. Clean, spare, straight-up. I'd love to set my Raleigh Sports up the same way....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 27,149
Views: 17,655,395
Posted By Overdraft

Not a real road bike

So here's a picture of the faux-fixie I built.
The main feature is a SRAM 2 speed automatic hub with coaster brake.
The frame and the rest of the bike are all eBay purchases except the wheels which...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 27,149
Views: 17,655,395
Posted By bamboobike4

Had a ‘96 Litespeed, decided it needed a makeover….

Sometimes, a "neo-retro" is just an older frame with new components. The new group doesn't bring the frame to the next decade, much less 2.5 decades. In this case, yes, it does. It's easily a 2021...
02-27-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,368
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I think it might be the phenomenon which makes...

I think it might be the phenomenon which makes captaining a tandem so much harder than riding a single at the same apparent effort and HR. On the flat, your legs get a tiny rest every pedal...
02-08-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,084
Posted By Koyote

I know what I've spent on each of my bikes, and...

I know what I've spent on each of my bikes, and my only regrets have been that I didn't spend more.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,461
Posted By MoAlpha

I weigh in the low 140s and the bike is about 18...

I weigh in the low 140s and the bike is about 18 lbs all-up. I was running 65-70 PSI until I got a couple of pinch flats on potholes and went up to 80/85 late in that tire's life.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,461
Posted By Bob Ross

Yeah, you can definitely get some more miles out...

Yeah, you can definitely get some more miles out of that tire, but you should remove that glass shard that's visible slightly left of center in the pic, appears countersunk by maybe 1mm in to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,461
Posted By Branko D

That tire looks nearing retirement but not quite...

That tire looks nearing retirement but not quite there yet. When the wear marks are invisible, it's time to bin it imo.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,461
Posted By MinnMan

I don't think you're in severe danger of a flat...

I don't think you're in severe danger of a flat owing to the level of wear, but when a tire gets that squared off, I'd retire it.
02-06-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3,856
Views: 297,232
Posted By kahn

Less mirth and more wrath after today's adventure...

Less mirth and more wrath after today's adventure in fine traffic dodging. BGT to Juanita Way where the interminable road reconstruction goes on and on while the bike path does not go on - it's...
01-30-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 23,053
Posted By theofam

No judgement, here. You do you. There’s much room...

No judgement, here. You do you. There’s much room for personal tastes and interests when it comes to watches. Many prefer the precision and workmanship of a mechanical watch, though.
01-11-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,992
Posted By ClydeClydeson

This is why: A bike should create riding...

This is why:


A bike should create riding opportunities, not specifically limit them. With few exceptions, road bikes up to the early/mid 2000s were completely impractical toys - a max tire...
01-11-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,992
Posted By Rolla

Why is versatility so hard to understand? ...

Why is versatility so hard to understand?

I'm grateful that I don't have to limit my cycling to paved roads. There's a whole world out there beyond the tarmac.
12-05-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By SalsaShark

With all the salt and slush on the roads in the...

With all the salt and slush on the roads in the winter in my neck of the woods, I am essentially riding through salt water for 3-4 months out of the year, albeit in shallower depths than you did. ...
12-05-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By wolfchild

Rinse your bike with some fresh water and let it...

Rinse your bike with some fresh water and let it dry. Then lube your chain and lube other components and continue riding. Don't worry about it .
12-05-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By Pratt

Bottom Bracket? If you got salt water into the...

Bottom Bracket?
If you got salt water into the frame tubing, I would think you are inviting corrosion, even with some frame saver type protection
12-05-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,523
Posted By Koyote

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