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01-14-21, 03:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 888
Posted By Maelochs

This is where people might explain to some other...

This is where people might explain to some other people that if your light is that bright and is aimed at oncoming cars you have a huge problem whether it is flashing or not.

If oncoming drivers...
01-09-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 770
Posted By wolfchild

EVERYONE except me, because I am not going to...

EVERYONE except me, because I am not going to fall for all this "vaccination agenda". I don't know what you mean by WE CAN RIDE ANYWHERE AGAIN...Covid hasn't prevented me from riding, I have...
01-06-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,363
Posted By downtube42

I've been around 60 years; that's undeniable. I'm...

I've been around 60 years; that's undeniable. I'm as old as I am.

I have a hard time relating to people my age, don't do most of the things people my age do, don't look how most people my age...
01-06-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,633
Posted By jaxgtr

My wife started down that trail of tears....I...

My wife started down that trail of tears....I sort of had to put my foot down that if she brought in anything new, meaning she was going to have to buy more storage bins, carts, spacing sucking stuff...
01-05-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 785
Posted By dedhed

More importantly did you have the derailleur...

More importantly did you have the derailleur hanger aligned?
01-03-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,784
Posted By Koyote

You leave them off because they are unnecessary....

You leave them off because they are unnecessary. They serve no function other than to slow you down when you need to add air to your tires.
01-02-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,747
Posted By cocoabeachcrab

my grand daughter bequeathed me her wrecked...

my grand daughter bequeathed me her wrecked Walmart Mongoose when she went and got all grown up and got a car. I took the carcass to the dump, but the bug bit me before i could pitch it, and this is...
01-01-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,105
Posted By DorkDisk

I understand the affliction. Something like this...

I understand the affliction. Something like this is easy to admire. Not mine, client wheeled it in. It originally belonged to someone in the family; someone who never rode it.
...
12-23-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,070
Posted By Hokiedad4

It really depends on the size of the group and...

It really depends on the size of the group and the accommodations. Being outside is inherently safer so the actual group rides pose little risk. It's more about the indoor time and how many people...
12-21-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By KCT1986

Would add a chain breaker tool to be able to size...

Would add a chain breaker tool to be able to size a new chain to length or open a chain that doesn't have a removable link. Just need to determine what speed chains you think that you'll encounter...
12-20-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4,015
Views: 361,405
Posted By Mad Honk

I got my last rebuild kits from Summit racing...

I got my last rebuild kits from Summit racing when Craftsman support was down. In fact I think there are likely 3 or 4 1/2" drive kits laying in the bottom drawer of the tool box. Depending on the...
12-20-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4,015
Views: 361,405
Posted By merziac

Agreed, but if a simple call to the mothership...

Agreed, but if a simple call to the mothership nets a free kit to your door....

And while the retailers may have been saddled with this by Apex, Stanley, etc. they are not innocent, they signed on...
12-19-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,999
Posted By cyclingarri

Depends on Bike

I think it depends on the type of bike and year it was made. On Vintage bikes I think they look awesome. Kept clean and shiny they add to look of the bike. But the plastic ones once they've yellowed...
12-19-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,778
Posted By Maelochs

Dude .... the amount of self-pity and passive...

Dude .... the amount of self-pity and passive aggression ....


NO ONE SAID THEY DON'T WANT YOU HERE.

No one said anything bad about you.

A lot of people have said ---and this particularly...
12-19-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4,015
Views: 361,405
Posted By Bianchigirll

I never realized rebuild kits for ratchets was a...

I never realized rebuild kits for ratchets was a thing. Cool bench block
12-19-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4,015
Views: 361,405
Posted By bwilli88

Not much wrenching on Bikes. But cut this out...

Not much wrenching on Bikes.
But cut this out and painted it
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/img_20201107_141335705_hdr_4aa01b92f17d9b26a90f8dcfb452f64730e03732.jpg...
12-18-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,072
Posted By SurferRosa

Dry, rotten, old tires feel better than new...

Dry, rotten, old tires feel better than new Kendas?

Yeah, sounds right.
12-18-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,486
Posted By bikemig

You're running downtube shifters, right? I want...

You're running downtube shifters, right? I want to try out 3 x 5 half step gearing on a bike I'm building but I'd prefer to do that with bar end shifters.
12-16-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4,015
Views: 361,405
Posted By rogerm3d

Got my old mountain bike back on the road, next...

Got my old mountain bike back on the road, next in line is a disc brake upgrade that I've put off for years. With the disc brake swap I will also change over to...
12-15-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4,015
Views: 361,405
Posted By merziac

You can't have too many of those old Craftsman...

You can't have too many of those old Craftsman ratchets, a stint laying on the road after a long standard deployment is what it takes to sideline them.

Normally bulletproof for regular constant...
12-14-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,808
Posted By bruce19

I rode a fair amount between ages 35-50. Had no...

I rode a fair amount between ages 35-50. Had no idea what cycling was about. But, I read a lot and learned to ride rollers so I was at least competent and not dangerous on group rides. Then from 50...
12-14-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,922
Posted By Koyote

If "brevity is the soul of wit," then you, good...

If "brevity is the soul of wit," then you, good sir, have won the internet today.
12-14-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,922
Posted By mstateglfr

If you are wearing bibs that are threadbare, then...

If you are wearing bibs that are threadbare, then take solace in knowing you have enjoyed your hobby to such an extent that you managed to wear out clothing. Toss the bibs then buy some new ones. ...
12-12-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By cxwrench

No no no. Use new cables AND housing. Do not...

No no no. Use new cables AND housing. Do not cheap out on this, it makes no sense.
12-12-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 704
Posted By Ghazmh

Decorate your cycling tool box.

Decorate your cycling tool box.
12-11-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4,015
Views: 361,405
Posted By JaccoW

Found the culprits. I need 278mm spokes for this...

Found the culprits. I need 278mm spokes for this wheel and the shop sent me two 268mm spokes which ended up in my first two sides. A whole cm (0.4 inch) too short completely messed things up but...
12-11-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 704
Posted By indyfabz

I’d sell them—along with the wheels.

I’d sell them—along with the wheels.
12-10-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,935
Posted By Maelochs

Marriage can be tough ... but if before marriage...

Marriage can be tough ... but if before marriage a person shows inflexibility, jealousy, mistrust, a controlling mindset, and an unwillingness to accept his or her partner however he or she is .... ...
12-09-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By mstateglfr

Since we are effectively opening that thread back...

Since we are effectively opening that thread back up thru this one...

This summer I sold a high quality Diamondback hardtail MTB to a guy who was very much not a cyclist. He took out his phone,...
12-09-20, 12:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,029
Posted By veganbikes

I will bite because I want to finish listening to...

I will bite because I want to finish listening to this Don Caballero (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Caballero) album before I hit the sack.

FD - Front Derailleur
RD - Rear Derailleur
FH -...
12-08-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,692
Posted By jaxgtr

All the things you can do with a 14-1 painters...

All the things you can do with a 14-1 painters tool (https://thepalettemuse.com/14-1-painters-tool/)is mind blowing....my Mom was a single parent of 3 and learned and taught the 3 kids many skills...
12-08-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,164
Posted By cyccommute

I just bought JIS screwdriver tips for a magnetic...

I just bought JIS screwdriver tips for a magnetic screwdriver. But, yes, it is so much better with screws on the bike.
12-07-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,321
Posted By indyfabz

8675309

8675309
12-07-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,422
Posted By bruce19

Riding with souplesse.

Riding with souplesse.
12-07-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,422
Posted By mack_turtle

I don't know if that is it for me, but there's...

I don't know if that is it for me, but there's something to be said about cycling as meditation. if you're focused on what your body and your bike are doing, the rest of the world melts away for at...
12-04-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,138
Posted By Gresp15C

I already miss my winter commute, pitch black...

I already miss my winter commute, pitch black out, all bundled up, salt dissolving my bike. ;)
12-02-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By dedhed

Personally if I have to buy replacement spindle...

Personally if I have to buy replacement spindle or cups I throw in a sealed cartridge. Tange LN, Shimano UN55 or Un26
12-02-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By Redbullet

Thanks all for advises. I thought I could do it...

Thanks all for advises.
I thought I could do it for 500-600 EUR (no installing costs, as I can do the job). But it seems there is no way to go below 1000 EUR (or 1200), no matter the savings in...
12-02-20, 02:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By JoeTBM

Is that a cable stop bracket for center pull...

Is that a cable stop bracket for center pull breaks above the basket mount? Are you drilling through the basket mount for the cable adjuster and cable to pass through.You could eliminate the cable...
11-29-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,686
Posted By caloso

A block.

A block.
11-26-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 906
Posted By aggiegrads

Take off the pedals, slam the seat, and use it...

Take off the pedals, slam the seat, and use it like a balance bike.
11-21-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,004
Posted By Charliekeet

Yeah, folks (including moderators), honestly, is...

Yeah, folks (including moderators), honestly, is this even a good-faith question?

This is the most generic, trolling question of all time. We are to believe that this person has a heavy,WalMart...
11-18-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 42,683
Posted By CargoDane

I should have never clicked "show reply". He...

I should have never clicked "show reply".

He is not "worried". He feels that for something that would get dings and dents, it is safer to continue with an alu bike dented rather than cf bike...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,428
Posted By noglider

All the advice here is good. I'll be 60 in a...

All the advice here is good. I'll be 60 in a couple of months. I would stress nutrition. I don't know how much it will make in your athletic performance and recovery but it's a good time to build...
11-13-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,847
Posted By rhm

The only thing I don't understand is why you...

The only thing I don't understand is why you would put a car in there.

That said, ain't Mama happy, ain't nobody happy.
11-11-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 204
Posted By Digger Goreman

Member Appreciation Thread

A thread to thank those two-wheeled giving spirits of our Bike Forums world who help from the heart!

Let me start with Unworthy1 and Francophile:

Unworthy1 started me on the road to furthering...
11-10-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,933
Posted By 79pmooney

One that did for me was a trashed sport Reynolds...

One that did for me was a trashed sport Reynolds 501 Peugeot frame I picked up at an "as is" sale at a local coop. ("As is" - you buy it, it's yours. No refund. Also no test ride.) This...
11-08-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,223
Posted By Koyote

I disagree with your premise.

I disagree with your premise.
11-05-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,601
Posted By SalsaShark

Get the master link on the chain and carefully...

Get the master link on the chain and carefully rotate the chain so the master link is located along the length of chain between the top of the cassette and top of crankset chainring. (You may need to...
11-05-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,288
Posted By Bianchi84

When twisting, I use the following method. While...

When twisting, I use the following method. While looking at dust cap: on drive side, twist counter clockwise. On NDS, twist clockwise. (Or the reverse; as long as they are opposite). That way, twists...
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