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06-17-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,504
Posted By GhostRider62

Pulled over by a LEO, "We had a report of a...

Pulled over by a LEO, "We had a report of a UFO......you seen anything come by"

(Velomobile up ahead at 4 am......local thought it was a UFO"
06-16-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,504
Posted By urbanknight

Stupidest thing was a guy in a pick-up telling me...

Stupidest thing was a guy in a pick-up telling me I shouldn't ride during that time of day or in that direction (I was commuting from work) as he almost ran me over because he couldn't see me with...
06-16-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,504
Posted By livedarklions

I've had a few times waiting at traffic lights...

I've had a few times waiting at traffic lights where someone has rolled down their window while looking at me and my first reaction was "uh, oh, here it comes," Then they just want to chat about...
06-14-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,916
Posted By bamboobike4

That’s the one. The only thing removed will be...

That’s the one.
The only thing removed will be my self esteem.
06-14-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,916
Posted By djm323

Hopefully no surgery will be required...

Hopefully no surgery will be required (https://www.triplebypass.org/).

Dan
Chicagaux
05-06-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,830
Posted By SJX426

I have done the same. It is an improvement.

I have done the same. It is an improvement.
05-04-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,830
Posted By smd4

It may be hard to see from the photo, but the...

It may be hard to see from the photo, but the Cinelli stem pictured is a 1R--the binding mechanism is internal, and there is no "split" into which one can force a screwdriver.
04-14-22, 06:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,106
Posted By Kapusta

“Clipping in” is in fact the common and widely...

“Clipping in” is in fact the common and widely accepted term.

I understand you logic, but that’s just not the way it is. Same as driving on a parkway and parking in a driveway.
04-12-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By seanrooney

Thank you, already had the HG71 ordered so i'll...

Thank you, already had the HG71 ordered so i'll be swapping it on soon
04-11-22, 11:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By SurferRosa

I used to sorta think so too. But later, I...

I used to sorta think so too. But later, I learned repeatedly, it can be even more finicky.

​​​​​​​My advice: don't do it. Just use an 8-speed chain.
04-08-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 587
Posted By bamboobike4

You know how it is with us cannibals. The older...

You know how it is with us cannibals.
The older stuff requires a more particular palate.
03-26-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,311
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The only reason time exists is to make sure that...

The only reason time exists is to make sure that everything doesn't happen all at once.
03-25-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,411
Posted By Bald Paul

That would be nice. Right now, I'm the only one...

That would be nice. Right now, I'm the only one in my "club", but at least I have a cool jersey! :thumb:
...
03-16-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 953
Posted By dsbrantjr

There's always the old Sheldon Brown fixed-cup...

There's always the old Sheldon Brown fixed-cup tool method: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tooltips/bbcups.html
or a supposedly improved version: ...
03-16-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 953
Posted By soyabean

Assuming you ave the right tool for that, did you...

Assuming you ave the right tool for that, did you try it with a 6' cheater bar?
03-13-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,881
Posted By drlogik

I've been working on and been around bikes for...

I've been working on and been around bikes for over 50 years and I've seen some strange and weird things but that's something I have never seen before. I'm wondering if it was a latent defect in the...
03-12-22, 09:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,875
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Putting barcons on your bike in the 70s was like...

Putting barcons on your bike in the 70s was like dropping your gloves in hockey. it meant that you were serious about riding crits( what else was there?) and you were prepared to take no prisoners in...
02-28-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,332
Posted By zandoval

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy...

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy...
02-21-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,018
Posted By raylinds

Back into cycling after 10 years away

Old fart approaching 65 in October decided to get back into cycling after ten year absence. I had a nice carbon fiber road bike that really motivated me as it was a joy to ride and made hills much...
01-14-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,017
Posted By ratell

It's probably a pinch flat. I bit of the tube was...

It's probably a pinch flat. I bit of the tube was stuck under the tire and then ripped. I've been in shops when it happens to the mechanic (very loud), so no need to feel too bad...
12-22-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4,746
Views: 735,843
Posted By Chickenwings

San Tan Valley Az,,, ...

San Tan Valley Az,,,
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/bike_ride_b3afa85c5cad421f16a2169b6f7343f08a58254c.jpg
12-11-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4,746
Views: 735,843
Posted By locolobo13

Rio Salado Pathway

http://i.imgur.com/wBfrQTjl.jpg (https://imgur.com/wBfrQTj)

http://i.imgur.com/zI5uAnJl.jpg (https://imgur.com/zI5uAnJ)

http://i.imgur.com/zjPFmHzl.jpg (https://imgur.com/zjPFmHz)
...
Replies: 23
Views: 3,047
Posted By ThermionicScott

Miscellaneous thoughts from me... hopefully you...

Miscellaneous thoughts from me... hopefully you can find a diamond or two in the dunghill. :)

I had gotten interested in, and briefly tried, polyphasic sleep a few years before doing PBP in 2015....
12-04-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4,746
Views: 735,843
Posted By locolobo13

Reach 11

http://i.imgur.com/CryY5lfl.jpg (https://imgur.com/CryY5lf)

http://i.imgur.com/8gxsrgql.jpg (https://imgur.com/8gxsrgq)

http://i.imgur.com/fxsCymLl.jpg (https://imgur.com/fxsCymL)
...
11-28-21, 09:20 AM
11-27-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,852
Posted By WhyFi

I haven't watched it yet, but this just got...

I haven't watched it yet, but this just got posted to my YouTube feed -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7GKK3liv8M
11-25-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,852
Posted By ClydeClydeson

1. Remove pedals from bike - left side pedal has...

1. Remove pedals from bike - left side pedal has reverse (left hand) threads, right pedal has normal (right hand) threads. You generally need a 15mm wrench to remove or install pedals.
2. Lower the...
11-21-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,837
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

Sorted!

Finally got this hub put back together:


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/image2_219e9f59c6728b6f59dc81eb4b7da633b86b4d05.jpeg




You're right! The only...
11-19-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4,746
Views: 735,843
Posted By k0guz

Ever since I saw a bicycle as pickup option on...

Ever since I saw a bicycle as pickup option on the Target shopping app, I've wondered if they really would deliver your online purchases to your bike.
...
Replies: 107
Views: 9,416
Posted By ThermionicScott

My plan for 2022 is simply to get out and start...

My plan for 2022 is simply to get out and start doing brevets again! My wife and I have a toddler, so long rides of any kind were out this year.

I'm a fairly social rider, so I've been trying to...
11-07-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,984
Posted By Bianchigirll

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/780x439/e818f26c_dd85_46cf_94a2_c728bd902fc5_3ecf687c3cff968cb41f748ed4895cbddaf0c1f4.jpeg
11-07-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,984
Posted By konakai

Bianchi, that will make you cry

picked this up yesterday off of local Facebook. the seller had 3 or 4 poor pictures in sections not showing the complete frame and Def not showing the rear stays. his ad said something like bianchi...
11-06-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,419
Posted By badger1

Indeed! ...

Indeed!

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/480x480/cheshire_cat_0049e5b71f87eaceeffbc3fad2c1f5766a8998d7.jpg
11-05-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,419
Posted By genejockey

UG, because that's the sound you make trying to...

UG, because that's the sound you make trying to unscrew that first cog.
11-05-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,419
Posted By sjanzeir

:cry: It was already flying in my face by page 14.

:cry: It was already flying in my face by page 14.
Replies: 8
Views: 1,813
Posted By unterhausen

There was a whole contingent of fatbikers from...

There was a whole contingent of fatbikers from Thailand. I didn't see many on the roads, but I did see one guy standing at the top of Le Roc admiring the view.
I guess we could look up the frame...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,813
Posted By clasher

I saw one dude on a fat bike with a full-size...

I saw one dude on a fat bike with a full-size floor pump strapped to the rear rack... I'll have to see if I snagged a pic or not. This was in the first 100km or so.

edit: found the pic!
...
11-03-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,419
Posted By WhyFi

Not so much. Many people that desire tight...

Not so much.

Many people that desire tight gearing, like myself, want it for situations in which we're trying to sustain output at the limits of our capabilities. When you're trying to hold on to...
11-02-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By rccardr

Yes, it will work to index shift a nine speed...

Yes, it will work to index shift a nine speed cassette.
11-02-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4,746
Views: 735,843
Posted By Trsnrtr

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1439/img_8463_24489405d9653089a2327d0272a6712b83c3d280.jpeg
11-01-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,419
Posted By tomato coupe

Note the bold.

Note the bold.
11-01-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,419
Posted By kingston

The only things that matter are range and...

The only things that matter are range and spacing. I couldn't care less about the number of gears that overlap across the rings. It's like saying 3 is bigger than 2.
11-01-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,419
Posted By tomato coupe

Why is it that so many people on this forum can't...

Why is it that so many people on this forum can't understand that others can have different gear requirements and / or preferences, and they're not mindless rubes that are victims of marketing?
10-31-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,206
Posted By gugie

this:

this:
10-31-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,206
Posted By tgot

You're not buying and riding them all...you are...

You're not buying and riding them all...you are buying just one more , to try out. Afterwards, for sure, you will sell the one that isn't as great as the others.
10-31-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4,746
Views: 735,843
Posted By roadsnakes

No bike in the pics, but I took these yesterday...

No bike in the pics, but I took these yesterday and few today.
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'...
10-31-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4,746
Views: 735,843
Posted By Merrimac

Do you like old steel bridges? This historic...

Do you like old steel bridges? This historic Rocks Village Bridge across the Merrimack River is a few miles from my home in Massachusetts. ...
10-30-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,010
Posted By tendency

Either you are joking or are in fact one of the...

Either you are joking or are in fact one of the TOTALLY clueless dog owners I sadly encounter all too often.
10-30-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,010
Posted By tendency

+1 for this f**king drives me nuts when people...

+1 for this f**king drives me nuts when people don't respect others on the trails and let their dogs roam free. Many dog owners seem to think everyone is a dog lover and couldnt POSSIBLY resist their...
10-29-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,010
Posted By Rosendall

Interesting topic. I have had dogs chase me and...

Interesting topic. I have had dogs chase me and at one point had to dismount and swing my bike back and forth to fend off two large aggressive dogs until the vapid owner came over to get his pests....
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