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09-13-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 56
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Posted By rumstove

One of my favorite bikes from when I was a kid...

One of my favorite bikes from when I was a kid was a Huffy BMX bike. It was my first BMX style bike and I rode that thing all the time for years until it was finally beyond repair. I will always have...
09-13-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,612
Posted By icemilkcoffee

It's not about whether the bike is cheap or...

It's not about whether the bike is cheap or expensive. It's a matter of whether you like this bike or not. If you hate your current bike- you are not going to be riding it much. If you like the...
09-13-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,612
Posted By Moisture

I am rather good overall physical shape. I...

I am rather good overall physical shape. I started off with different entry level bikes before scoring a good deal on a carbon mountain bike.

Even with my fair amount of skill and physical...
09-13-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,612
Posted By BobbyG

777funk In photography (before the ever-present...

777funk In photography (before the ever-present smartphone camera) they used to have a couple of sayings: "The best camera is the one at hand." and "F/8 and be there!" The spirit of these adages can...
09-13-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,612
Posted By VegasTriker

The answer might be sure, ride the cheap bike but...

The answer might be sure, ride the cheap bike but not always. I think back to the Scout who showed up for a cycling merit badge 10 mile ride with a Walmart special that weighed half of his weight. I...
09-13-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,612
Posted By 777funk

lol. I don't care about the name on the side. For...

lol. I don't care about the name on the side. For that matter, the bike doesn't even need paint. It just has to ride half way decent without a wheel or chain coming off.
09-13-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,612
Posted By Troul

Depends, what is expensive to one might be cheap...

Depends, what is expensive to one might be cheap to another.
could go have some decals printed to enhance your bicycle to be like those in the used market that are "$75-200 range".
09-13-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,612
Posted By shelbyfv

You are good to go, ride your bike.:beer:

You are good to go, ride your bike.:beer:
09-13-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,612
Posted By 777funk

Do I really need an expensive bike?

I'm an occasional rider (trails mostly paved sometimes hilly terrain). I see non big box store brand bikes (Trek, GT, etc) on FB Marketplace and CL in the $75-200 range at times and when I look them...
09-11-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,190
Posted By Will Ferrule

Looks great with matching HB tape. Techniums are...

Looks great with matching HB tape. Techniums are well regarded bikes, you'll get your money out of it for sure.
09-10-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,640
Posted By GlennR

Rudy Project Rydon glasses with clear photo...

Rudy Project Rydon glasses with clear photo chromatic lens and prescription insert.They change quickly and are great when on a long ride and don't get home till after dark.

My prescription...
09-09-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,648
Posted By Vismund B

I looked at it sadly and said “sorry, I don’t...

I looked at it sadly and said “sorry, I don’t feel like getting wet today, I’m gonna take the subway.” and then quickly left the apartment before either of us had a chance to say anything else.
09-08-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,374
Posted By Maelochs

yeah .... questions about where the poster dwells...

yeah .... questions about where the poster dwells .... but ...

Are you planning to buy a new bike? It makes very little sense nowadays to buy just a group set .... the prices are too high, and if...
09-08-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,374
Posted By himespau

Top tier is actually less durable (though gets...

Top tier is actually less durable (though gets new technology first that later trickles down) because it's made to be light above all else. 2nd or 3rd tier is probably the sweet spot. Especially if...
09-06-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,353
Posted By geepondy

I hope never to be riding at night, at least not...

I hope never to be riding at night, at least not on purpose. Earlier this summer I was involved in an accident where an oncoming motorist took a left turn directly in front of me and I had no time...
09-06-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,410
Posted By mooseinmass

Finally back with a completed restoration. New...

Finally back with a completed restoration. New cables, housing, chain, brakes, brooks handlebar tape, some fat páselas for biking in the city. Rides very smooth and managed to save the freewheel and...
09-06-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,353
Posted By Iride01

You do have a point. Of all the cyclist's...

You do have a point. Of all the cyclist's getting hit by cars that I've heard of, most were intentionally hit and a light wouldn't have made any difference. There are a few that were hit by drunk...
09-05-21, 12:56 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,875
Posted By Retro Grouch

It matters. Bicycling is a tribal sport. For...

It matters. Bicycling is a tribal sport. For such a simple activity, there seems to be a very large number of tribal variations. The clothes that you choose to wear tell the rest of us to which...
09-04-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,353
Posted By Maelochs

Meh ..... if oncoming cars can't see you, they...

Meh ..... if oncoming cars can't see you, they must not have their lights on ......

Seriously, you don't need an eye-searing headlight for safety purposes in traffic. A couple hundred lumens is...
09-04-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,353
Posted By Rick

In addition to my Son 28 hub that powers the...

In addition to my Son 28 hub that powers the Edelux headlight and the B&M Toplight Line Brake Plus. I have a Dinotte DAYTIME RED Taillight...
09-04-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,875
Posted By Chuck M

In my experience it depends on the bike, the...

In my experience it depends on the bike, the saddle, the ride and the rider. It is too cold here for me to ride regularly year round. In the early parts of my cycling season, I have to toughen my...
09-04-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,875
Posted By Metieval

Cycling clothing should match your intensity. ...

Cycling clothing should match your intensity.
Clothing should match the weather.
Clothing is a tool, the samezas any other tool. Pick the correct tool for the job.
09-04-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,875
Posted By Branko D

I started out in normal clothes and it's...

I started out in normal clothes and it's workable, even long distance, but in time I found that cycling specific clothes are ideal for cycling. Gasp!

Especially when chasing performance it is a...
09-04-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,875
Posted By Maelochs

Bike shorts can do a couple things .... first,...

Bike shorts can do a couple things .... first, the chamois can help prevent saddle sores, which really suck ... especially if you get them early in a tour.

Second, they can keep the dangling...
09-04-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,875
Posted By CAT7RDR

Depends 20 mile ride to the beach and back on a...

Depends
20 mile ride to the beach and back on a cruiser on a sunny day - not so much.

Mountain century that starts at 30F and ends at 80F, with morning rain - you bet.
09-04-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,875
Posted By Random11

My usual rides are 15-20 miles and I wear a...

My usual rides are 15-20 miles and I wear a t-shirt and running shorts (left over from when I could run). I have padded bike shorts I wear for rides more than 20 miles. I'm not sure I need them, but...
09-04-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,875
Posted By shelbyfv

This is a perennially popular subject for...

This is a perennially popular subject for trollery and inverse snobbery. Aside from that, ride awhile and you'll figure out what you like.:rolleyes:
09-04-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,875
Posted By Iride01

I never cared for cycling specific clothing until...

I never cared for cycling specific clothing until I started cycling longer, further and more often.

I use to think why would I need those pockets on the back of my jersey. Now I wouldn't ride...
09-02-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 738,864
Posted By Natomashomeboy

One of my daily riders, saved this from the trash...

One of my daily riders, saved this from the trash and rebuilt from just a frame. Rides perfectly....
08-13-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2,445
Views: 826,420
Posted By DQRider

Now I'm thinking I might have to do an "Art Bike"...

Now I'm thinking I might have to do an "Art Bike" this winter. I have three possible candidates:

https://i.imgur.com/7sZqSeg.png
The Specialized Sequoia 650b Commuter
...
08-02-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,190
Posted By EricWade

Sweet bike. A keeper for sure.

Sweet bike. A keeper for sure.
08-02-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,190
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The groove is supposed to be there to hold the...

The groove is supposed to be there to hold the cable. Throw the housing away and get all new.
07-29-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,190
Posted By jdawginsc

Others might cringe, but RJ is not a bad...

Others might cringe, but RJ is not a bad source...the Park videos often are more modern stuff, but are also excellent.

Overhauling Bearings can be therapeutic...and once you have tools, are simply...
07-29-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,190
Posted By repechage

the traditional neurosurgeon method of sawing...

the traditional neurosurgeon method of sawing through a skull was to use a diamond coated cable.
Something is amiss. adding some purchase to the cable- looping about the bolt will add surface area...
07-29-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2,445
Views: 826,420
Posted By striegel

There are very few pictures of me with a bike,...

There are very few pictures of me with a bike, but I did show up on Google Maps StreetView on a lunchtime ride in 2016....
07-21-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,190
Posted By sdn40

I've been on the lookout for one. I think the...

I've been on the lookout for one. I think the graphics and curb appeal are great. It's light. Upgrade the parts to whatever you want. It's aluminum and has a unicrown fork so it won't get much love...
Forum: Introductions
07-21-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By bikemig

You can do an album on your profile with pics....

You can do an album on your profile with pics. Someone will upload the pics to your thread. Yeah the no pics posting rule for newbies is a necessary pain as it is an anti-spam rule.
07-05-21, 12:48 AM
Replies: 2,445
Views: 826,420
Posted By northbend

2021 Edition ...

2021 Edition
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51285985796_8c3a90bbd1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2m8Y5Nq)2 the end of the road 2 (https://flic.kr/p/2m8Y5Nq) by Matthew Pendergast...
Replies: 36
Views: 3,965
Posted By kross57

Just a follow up. Despite the lower estimates...

Just a follow up. Despite the lower estimates here, once serviced and clean, it sold for $175 the first day Ilisted it. There was a lot of interest,so, it probably could have sold higher. Good to...
Replies: 36
Views: 3,965
Posted By ramzilla

Not trying to hijack the thread. But, I've got an...

Not trying to hijack the thread. But, I've got an old Technium myself. I believe it's the first year model. I've been using it for about 6 years myself, no problemo. Techniums came equipped with nice...
Replies: 36
Views: 3,965
Posted By T-Mar

No, it's a 1990 model, as I previously stated....

No, it's a 1990 model, as I previously stated. Based on the serial number, this frame was the 1?98th manufactured on day 140 of 1990. That would make it May 19, 1990. The format used by Raleigh's...
07-22-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,640
Posted By noimagination

I also use contact lenses with regular cycling...

I also use contact lenses with regular cycling sunglasses. For me, this solution is cheaper and less trouble than buying prescription sunglasses + using regular glasses when cloudy/dark +...
07-21-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,640
Posted By JGM411

I have prescription sunglasses (Nike) through my...

I have prescription sunglasses (Nike) through my optometrist. My regular glasses are progression and transition lenses. I ride early in the morning so most often I ride with my regular glasses.
...
07-21-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,640
Posted By JanMM

Broke down and got prescription sunglasses...

Broke down and got prescription sunglasses through my optometrist in Spring of 2018 and glad I did. Nike frames with tinted progressive lenses. Keep the wind and stuff out of eyes much better than my...
07-21-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,640
Posted By DrIsotope

From what I have personally used, Good:...

From what I have personally used,

Good: Wiley-X
Better: Nike Vision
Best: Oakley

Wiley-X should be considered because they make a wide array of comfortable frames that are relatively cheap....
07-21-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,640
Posted By terrymorse

I've been using Rudy Project RB3 Flip-Up...

I've been using Rudy Project RB3 Flip-Up Sunglasses with a progressive prescription insert for at least 15 years. They were not cheap, but they have served me well for a long time.

The ability to...
07-21-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,640
Posted By Halfpoundbobby

Prescription sunglasses. I can not endorse...

Prescription sunglasses.
I can not endorse zenni enough.
I haven't gotten another pair from an optometrist since I stared ordering from them. My most expensive pair from them was like 50 doll...
04-13-13, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 738,864
Posted By miss kenton

My blue Trek: 310599 My other blue Trek: ...

My blue Trek:
310599

My other blue Trek:
310600

The Bike I'm saving up for :D :
310601
04-13-13, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 738,864
Posted By Dudelsack

I ride this for rides under 15 miles and/or with...

I ride this for rides under 15 miles and/or with my daughter:

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x40/TWLBA/F5BB2391-1867-4798-9DB7-64481DB3CC55-4203-0000031B2BF048E0_zpsb83fa91d.jpg

This is my...
04-13-13, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 738,864
Posted By Mort Canard

My two road bikes are both vintage rides. ...

My two road bikes are both vintage rides.

The first is a Dutch Gazelle built on a frame that I bought in Holland in 1976. I hung all the parts on it myself. ...
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