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Forum: Touring
09-22-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By phughes

You may want to consider a bluetooth speaker with...

You may want to consider a bluetooth speaker with built in FM radio. I found several on Amazon.
Forum: Touring
09-22-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By KC8QVO

This is a little different twist to the "radio"...

This is a little different twist to the "radio" question. I have a handheld ham radio that has wideband receive, including the FM broadcast band. I have only used it a couple times but it does work...
Forum: Touring
09-22-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By BobG

Some cheap flip phones include a radio. Small and...

Some cheap flip phones include a radio. Small and light, use it just for your radio and save your other phone for emergencies. You may need to use earbuds or headphones though and yes, one more...
09-22-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By BobbyG

I have been bike commuting to work most days for...

I have been bike commuting to work most days for 28 years...12 miles round trip for the first 8 years, 18 miles round trip for the last 20. I started when I was 30 years old, now I am 58.

When I...
09-14-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,478
Posted By Kapusta

I think what is happening is that more and more...

I think what is happening is that more and more people have (IMO wisely) stopped caring what pro racers are using for paved road races. Because if you are not in the middle of a paved road race, why...
09-14-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,478
Posted By mstateglfr

Your hot takes on topics are a hoot. I really do...

Your hot takes on topics are a hoot. I really do enjoy them. And you dont mind or are unaware of all the gaping holes in your comments that others run right thru, so its quite entertaining to read....
09-13-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,478
Posted By Kapusta

I used to believe that. Stayed in that abusive...

I used to believe that. Stayed in that abusive relationship for many years.

Then I got a bike with slightly relaxed geo that could take 35s and realized how wrong I was.
09-13-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,478
Posted By zen_

Can't say I blame anyone who doesn't live here...

Can't say I blame anyone who doesn't live here for thinking it seems pretty boring, and it's definitely not thrilling riding outside the occasional minimum maintenance / b-road that can get MTB'ish....
09-13-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,478
Posted By Kapusta

That already exists. Its called a Gravel...

That already exists.

Its called a Gravel Bike :p
09-13-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,478
Posted By Kapusta

You donít. You RIDE to the gravel roads.

You donít. You RIDE to the gravel roads.
09-13-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,591
Posted By jpescatore

I bought a Jamis Renegade with a SRAM...

I bought a Jamis Renegade with a SRAM 1xdrivetrain, use it as my "non-road" bike most of the time, lightly loaded touring other times.. 11x42 on the back, a tiny 38T on the front. On my road bike I...
09-13-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,478
Posted By Kapusta

Gravel bikes are just road bikes that donít suck...

Gravel bikes are just road bikes that donít suck on gravel/dirt roads.

The baffling question fo me is not why someone would buy a bike that works great on a variety of road surfaces, but rather...
09-12-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By canklecat

Wear it while it's still damp and let it dry on...

Wear it while it's still damp and let it dry on your body. It'll often conform better to your current shape. If the weather is reasonably warm just go for a ride or walk and let it air dry on your...
09-09-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 461
Posted By Chuckles1

I like MTB shorts over tights when it gets to...

I like MTB shorts over tights when it gets to cold for shorts alone.
09-05-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 973
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I'm not sure if it will fit your BB, but I know...

I'm not sure if it will fit your BB, but I know that a SRAM Force crankset has a direct bolt on chainring. I bought a 32T chainring to swap out the 42T that came on the bike, and another chain that...
09-04-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 510
Posted By hillyman

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/15992365778704767090740296452942_ca90858641eb2ef4b42d28b6d71f50f01df1e059.jpg
bourbon cures the smell of anything
09-04-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,089
Posted By Elbeinlaw

No, no, no--

I have it on excellent medical authority that flu is transmitted by not putting on a sweater when your mother is cold.
09-03-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,670
Posted By davei1980

Yeah no no no no - big caveat - not for racing ...

Yeah no no no no - big caveat - not for racing

When you get in to racing things like comfort become less important and things like aero become way more important so yeah, I think we can both say...
09-03-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,670
Posted By davei1980

3" - Don't listen to folks who say wider is...

3" - Don't listen to folks who say wider is slower on gravel, all those vibrations transferring to your body from narrow tires will wear you out way more quickly than the power it takes to kick over...
09-01-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By dave73

Clydesdale trying to find a Mountain Bike

Hi all, I am not able to post my other thread link due to not enough posts. Someone suggest I repost my end result of a month looking around and lots of input from this forum. You can find the...
08-29-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,907
Posted By mstateglfr

Some clarification is good. - The Trek comes...

Some clarification is good.

- The Trek comes with a versatile $90 high/low and top mount front rack. That is something to keep in mind with regard to pricing and weight. The front rack will...
08-26-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By Miele Man

Can you or a shoe repair person make an insert to...

Can you or a shoe repair person make an insert to go into that cavity? I'm thinking a piece of old stiff leather sole would work.

Cheers
08-26-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 854
Posted By Troul

stilettos have no sexual-gentrification.

stilettos have no sexual-gentrification.
08-25-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,294
Posted By Troul

Empty the bowels pre & post workout too!

Empty the bowels pre & post workout too!
08-25-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,035
Posted By Maelochs

Basically, no bike helmet is going to do much for...

Basically, no bike helmet is going to do much for you at any speed over 15-20 mph. And below that ... even the $30 Bell from Walmart passes the same minimum safety standards.

I know MIPS and...
08-24-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,074
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yes and no. They may be produced on the same...

Yes and no. They may be produced on the same line. But that doesn't mean identical quality. They may be produced on a separate run, which can ignore some of the standards the Shimano parts require....
08-21-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By fietsbob

hanging that camelback over the large evaporative...

hanging that camelback over the large evaporative surface of your skin will undo what ever miracle properties the textile engineers may have created..
08-19-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,616
Posted By mstateglfr

Its a real thing and not just some category...

Its a real thing and not just some category created by marketing, despite what some will inevitably claim.
Gravel riding was around before the explosion in popularity so it clearly isnt just a...
08-19-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,303
Posted By BoraxKid

Let's see: claiming older technology is...

Let's see:

claiming older technology is better than anything new
claiming "no point" to new tech, while remaining completely ignorant to how new tech was created
completely ignorant of why...
08-19-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By Reflector Guy

I had the same questions about Forrest Gump, when...

I had the same questions about Forrest Gump, when he ran back and forth across the country for three years.
08-18-20, 02:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,183
Posted By tFUnK

The difference isn't big in terms of holding a...

The difference isn't big in terms of holding a constant speed, but a lighter bike just feels more responsive when you put down a sudden acceleration out of turns, over technical sections, etc. If you...
08-16-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,183
Posted By dwmckee

I have taken several courses in the dynamics of...

I have taken several courses in the dynamics of vibration. Certain things are better as dampening high frequency vibrations but do little for low frwequency and visa versa. One type of dampening...
08-16-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 933
Posted By Koyote

Toadmeister , that might be sealant coming...

Toadmeister , that might be sealant coming through the sidewalls...And I wouldn't worry about it. To make suppler tires, some mfrs intentionally make the sidewalls relatively thin to the point of...
08-12-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,547
Posted By shelbyfv

A quiz!! What about hemorrhoids, erectile...

A quiz!! What about hemorrhoids, erectile disfunction, yeast infections and athlete's foot? Great thread, welcome to BF:thumb:
08-06-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,062
Posted By hebecb

Can you be more specific?

There was a good YouTube video on this not long ago (gcn maybe? )

different kinds of numbness have different root causes. If it's your whole hand it might be carpal tunnel which is not good esp if...
08-06-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 866
Posted By Roobz

Nope. If your happy on the lowest setting then...

Nope. If your happy on the lowest setting then keep them like that. Iv never accidentally unclipped from mine on there lowest setting. I have 105 pedals.

adjusting the tension means re-learning...
08-04-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,464
Posted By shoota

Salsa Fargo or Cutthroat. I can tell from the...

Salsa Fargo or Cutthroat. I can tell from the amount of things on your bike that you're a Fargo kind of guy.
08-04-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,464
Posted By DrIsotope

No thread is complete without the IF YOU AIN'T...

No thread is complete without the IF YOU AIN'T CLIMBIN' YOU AIN'T RIDIN' guy. Evokes the same response from me here that it always does... <extended fart sound>
08-04-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,464
Posted By mstateglfr

I use resolute tires that measure out to 43mm on...

I use resolute tires that measure out to 43mm on my bike. Wider would be great for washboard sections, but besides that I would rsther have the lighter weight and lower rolling resistance when...
08-04-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,464
Posted By walnutz

I feel like a shill because I’m always promoting...

I feel like a shill because I’m always promoting this bike, but it might fit the bill for you:
https://www.rei.com/product/122463/co-op-cycles-adv-31-bike

I have one and love it. I can go up to...
08-04-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,464
Posted By unterhausen

His bikepacking.com link was to a batch of full...

His bikepacking.com link was to a batch of full rigid mtb's. I haven't seen sand here in Pennsylvania, but occasionally they will dump a lot of gravel on the forest roads and it's pretty hard to...
07-31-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By cycology

tires

rear will develop flat middle, replace if getting flats or you can see threads. You can then put front tire on back, don't put flat back on front
07-28-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 771
Posted By DorkDisk

Wipe the outside of excess grease and ride the...

Wipe the outside of excess grease and ride the original lube.
07-24-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,836
Posted By shelbyfv

I did several local "gravel" rides on a 26 HT and...

I did several local "gravel" rides on a 26 HT and quickly tired of the limited hand positions even with bar ends. I got a drop bar gravel bike and found it to be much more comfortable, lighter and...
07-21-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,039
Posted By Gconan

I cannot believe people are blaming this on the...

I cannot believe people are blaming this on the President. The President has nothing to do with it. Those are low down political shots. Blame, blame, blame the President. Sounds kinda dumb. ...
07-21-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,039
Posted By shelbyfv

Assuming you weren't cycling on a hiking-only...

Assuming you weren't cycling on a hiking-only trail, the correct response would have been "OK Boomer...."
07-18-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By sdmc530

MN Tour de Doughnut!

Had the MN tour de doughnut this morning, was great fun. Kaden my son (9) and my dad (71) rode with me. Only bike event probably doing this year so we made the most of it! This is a copy of the...
07-14-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,211
Posted By indyfabz

Guilty of that once. First day of Cycle Oregon...

Guilty of that once. First day of Cycle Oregon 2002. Woman passes me. As she does, she says something like "You must have had those shorts for a long time." I thought to myself "She's right. I have....
07-10-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,465
Posted By REDMASTA

i am a meat popsicle

i am a meat popsicle
07-09-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,465
Posted By Troul

^ or: "I noticed as I was drafting you that you...

^ or: "I noticed as I was drafting you that you have a nice rear, wanna rub tires later?"
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