Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: Mista Sparkle
Showing results 1 to 50 of 52
Search took 0.08 seconds.
08-28-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,685
Posted By AU Tiger

Even though (as I previously stated) I'm firmly...

Even though (as I previously stated) I'm firmly in the 1x camp, the comments about a 2x setup providing better (tighter) gear spacing are valid. Especially since the Trek's 1x is only 10-speed...
08-27-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 807
Posted By freeranger

My wife and I have both had two shots of the...

My wife and I have both had two shots of the Pfizer vaccine. Other than very little tenderness around the injection site, neither of us had a reaction.
08-27-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 807
Posted By Iride01

It's temporary. You'll get over it much better...

It's temporary. You'll get over it much better than some of the after effects of COVID that I had.

The fact you are getting a response to the shot I see as a positive thing. But if this is longer...
07-11-21, 02:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 632
Posted By JoeTBM

Maybe its the wrong size wheel, big gap at top of...

Maybe its the wrong size wheel, big gap at top of fork in pic seems to match frame but that is another possibility of it being changed..... where are you at? (location)
07-07-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 565
Posted By Gresp15C

It might be worth researching the total cost...

It might be worth researching the total cost difference between heavy bikes plus a heavy duty rack, versus a light duty rack and getting a newer, lighter bike. Plus, an excuse for getting a new bike....
Forum: Touring
07-06-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,313
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Unless something is broken or worn, or causing...

Unless something is broken or worn, or causing you discomfort or worry, I wouldn't bother trying to change anything.

If you've got money burning a hole in your pocket, maybe some new tires. ...
Forum: Touring
06-23-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,497
Posted By ksryder

Yeah I find most people can't give good...

Yeah I find most people can't give good directions to save their life.

I don't know if it was because I was in an artillery unit, where accurate map reading was *kinda* important, or if it's just...
11-17-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,061
Posted By oneclick

1. No. All that is required is that it be hard. ...

1. No. All that is required is that it be hard. Case-hardening is not even the best method - it's just cheap and easy (at scale) and good enough most times.
2. Essentially, steels need carbon to...
11-11-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,730
Posted By Maelochs

Ride the FX3 for a while more. Don't make a...

Ride the FX3 for a while more. Don't make a switch when you are unsure---unless you have some sort of trade-in option, but with however many miles on the FX already, I can't imagine you'd get much as...
11-05-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,574
Posted By Kovkov

If Your bike is lighter than a duck it will ...

If Your bike is lighter than a duck it will
float. But beware. That would also mean that Your bike is a witch :D

https://youtu.be/X2xlQaimsGg
11-04-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,753
Posted By tomato coupe

29,940,000,000,000 ergs sounds more impressive.

29,940,000,000,000 ergs sounds more impressive.
11-03-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,142
Posted By Geepig

To me it looks like something hit that, maybe...

To me it looks like something hit that, maybe during the accident, enough to damage the paint and outer surface of the metal.
If you have some bikes available, you could try tapping the area on this...
11-01-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,142
Posted By dedhed

Looks like a scratch. Especially as it involves...

Looks like a scratch. Especially as it involves the weld as well as the tube. Cracks would tend to follow the weld and not meander like that one. A little fine emery cloth, clean it up for a better...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,102
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Or adding onto your collection.

Or adding onto your collection.
10-31-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,407
Posted By wphamilton

T-12 All winds are headwinds.

T-12 All winds are headwinds.
Forum: Commuting
10-30-20, 01:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,102
Posted By dabac

On a bicycle, the rider is both engine, operator,...

On a bicycle, the rider is both engine, operator, cargo, and part of the suspension.
The biggest thing you can do for comfort is to keep yourself engaged in the ride. Anticipate the bumps. Transfer...
10-18-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,026
Posted By cyccommute

Okay there are a lot of misinformation to unpack...

Okay there are a lot of misinformation to unpack here. First, Nylon and polyamide are the same thing. Nylon fibers are used in all kinds of applications. If you use a toothbrush or have a carpet...
10-11-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,949
Posted By Iride01

If you got the skill to do that without damaging...

If you got the skill to do that without damaging anything else, go for it. Pushing it out might pop more paint and that will result in touch up that you will need to use filler to make it look...
Forum: Touring
10-06-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,099
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Don't try charcoal lighter fluid in a stove...

Don't try charcoal lighter fluid in a stove designed for what is commonly known as white gas or I prefer to call it Coleman Fuel because everybody knows what Coleman fuel is.

There is some...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-05-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,164
Posted By AlmostTrick

Going straight in the right turn only lane is...

Going straight in the right turn only lane is more dangerous and illegal. Signal left and get to the center of the straight through lane prior to the right turn only lane. Clear the intersection and...
07-28-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,644
Posted By GlennR

I have 2 spray bottles, 1 with 1:10 Simple Green...

I have 2 spray bottles, 1 with 1:10 Simple Green and water and the 2nd with straight Simple Green. Other than the chain I use paper towels and only use a hose after riding in the rain and there's mud...
07-16-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,453
Posted By Altair 4

I was just in this situation with a new-to-me...

I was just in this situation with a new-to-me Nissan Rogue. After looking at the alternatives, I bought and installed a hitch receiver and a platform bike rack from etrailer.com. The receiver...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2,687
Views: 425,618
Posted By ultrarider7

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

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/50073025412_bcd10871ec_k_12cec20dbc0d02cf72775203c9d0159ac69ad0d3.jpg
Prescott, Wisconsin
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2,687
Views: 425,618
Posted By AlgarveCycling

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1031/20200627_123956_76fae3e8648ca01637619b5beda1c61c63026c92.jpg...
07-02-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,438
Posted By TJtheWrecker

Hi guys! I've been training intervals for 2 weeks...

Hi guys! I've been training intervals for 2 weeks and here's the progress! 17.1 MPH over 1 hour!! Very pleased with the results.


...
07-01-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,373
Posted By 1964GTO

Or do the Superman..JK My Giant Sedona rolled...

Or do the Superman..JK
My Giant Sedona rolled so much better after I changed to road tires, but my Trek FX-2 was miles ahead in the rolling department. But then I traded that to get the Trek Emonda...
07-01-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,373
Posted By bargo68

English: Veloshaming. German:...

English: Veloshaming.

German: Fahrradweltscherezmachen.
06-29-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,254
Posted By dabac

Best I can remember, some bicycle-specific tools...

Best I can remember, some bicycle-specific tools in order of procurement:
- wrench for threaded headsets
- Shimano-style freewheel puller
- crank puller
- spoke nipple key
- cone wrenches
-...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,615
Posted By bruce19

If your budget is around that $1100 figure, I'd...

If your budget is around that $1100 figure, I'd look at something like a Cannondale Synapse disc w/Sora. If you can find one, of course. Buying new could be really tough.
06-28-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 948
Posted By Schmackers

I use the camelback water bottles. They're easy...

I use the camelback water bottles. They're easy to squeeze in my opinion!
06-27-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I think the OP will find that modern cones will...

I think the OP will find that modern cones will be a class b/c fit at best to the hub's outer races. When Asia came on line to the US market one change was the bearing contact angle that was common....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By surak

Only guessing the specs from models approximately...

Only guessing the specs from models approximately named that on 99spokes, but I wouldn't recommend that bike at that price point for a first road bike. You don't ride nearly enough to know what you...
06-25-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,438
Posted By TJtheWrecker

Thank you all for your responses -- what I really...

Thank you all for your responses -- what I really resonated with is the idea : if you want to go fast, practice going faster.

Instead of 20 mile rides slowly twice a week, and much longer on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,334
Posted By Iride01

I don't maintain speed no matter whether I'm...

I don't maintain speed no matter whether I'm riding for one hour or six hours. At least not when I'm solo. I'm just going at whatever steady power output I know I can maintain without tiring. I...
06-20-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,834
Posted By morganmarie19

Thanks for the advice everyone! We managed to...

Thanks for the advice everyone! We managed to find a 2005 Co-Motion Periscope for $750. A 31 year upgrade from our first tandem!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 01:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By San Rensho

WD 40. Soap and water wash and then a little wax.

WD 40. Soap and water wash and then a little wax.
06-18-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,498
Posted By CyclingFool95

One last follow-up. The science experiment is...

One last follow-up. The science experiment is complete. Aluminum stem is gone. Steel and chrome are unharmed. I washed the fork down thoroughly with water and then sprayed every inch of it with WD-40...
06-15-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,001
Posted By Archinutt

I'm not spinning out at 20 mph, not even close,...

I'm not spinning out at 20 mph, not even close, not sure where that came from. Originally I was talking about very steep downhills, 32- 36mph and that it would be nice to have a bit higher gear. As...
06-14-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By dedhed

A good cage should hold a bottle on the underside...

A good cage should hold a bottle on the underside of the top tube.
05-25-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,640
Posted By katsup

I am not sure what country you are in, but do you...

I am not sure what country you are in, but do you have Jamis or Marin dealers? If so, I'd be looking at the Marin Muirwoods (https://www.marinbikes.com/bikes/20-muirwoods-29er) or Jamis Sequel or...
05-21-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,061
Posted By Doge

I expect is it like any other casual thing. This...

I expect is it like any other casual thing. This is common SoCal from surfing, to soccer practice to bike riding. I had not heard of any court cases. My expectation would be there real liability...
05-20-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,708
Posted By kingston

I've had both and would always prefer a 2"...

I've had both and would always prefer a 2" receiver unless there is something about the car that would prevent me from getting one.
05-17-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,512
Posted By rosefarts

Added 15 lbs to my training rides

Almost all my base mileage is with my kids. I would have added the little one sooner but I didn't trust the toddler not to beat on him for a while.

Two typical bike path loops are 18 and 26 miles....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,030
Posted By mango18

Lol of course, ...

Lol of course,
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1073x1877/screenshot_20200517_102557_strava_e433b721a6c8357613d9eddfe746fe6581d4d680.jpg
Started in the middle went east 10...
05-14-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,593
Posted By _ForceD_

Go to the auto supply store and get some “Mothers...

Go to the auto supply store and get some “Mothers Mag and Aluminum Polish.” Doesn’t get the tape residue off but works very well on the oxidation. Brings out a nice shine.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 12:54 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,725
Posted By adamhenry

The PD-T8000...

The PD-T8000 (https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/deorext-t8000/PD-T8000.html) are very friendly for someone new to clipless. They have a flat side you can use to get started and then...
05-08-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,585
Posted By DorkDisk

Your rear shifter is missing a barrel adjustor;...

Your rear shifter is missing a barrel adjustor; should be easy to source but probably not worth it. GripShift is plastic, brittle, and hard to replace cables. I'd replace those for some triggers or...
05-07-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,001
Posted By brawlo

I'd just be replacing the rear with another 23-11...

I'd just be replacing the rear with another 23-11 and keeping the front at 50. If you really want to, you could look at getting a larger large chainring, but they're not cheap usually and the gains...
04-24-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,667
Posted By MRT2

First, an answer to your question. Yes, the long...

First, an answer to your question. Yes, the long term benefits to paying a little more is worth it, if you plan on keeping the bike for more than a year or two. Better components, lighter weight,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2,687
Views: 425,618
Posted By DQRider

Rail bridge over the Mississippi in Hastings, MN

https://i.imgur.com/US7zli0.png

.
Showing results 1 to 50 of 52
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.