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09-29-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,404
Posted By livedarklions

So, just to be clear, the incident described in...

So, just to be clear, the incident described in this thread occurred on a paved rail trail, not a steep narrow path. There is literally no way to position yourself or a speed at which you can...
09-28-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,404
Posted By livedarklions

That's simplistic. There are actions that can't...

That's simplistic. There are actions that can't be predicted at all, and that leave no room for avoidance at any speed. The only way to be 100% safe would be to never pass anyone on a path. I...
09-26-21, 01:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,995
Posted By Leisesturm

You know how when you have a stick shift car no...

You know how when you have a stick shift car no one ever asks to borrow it? I personally think that having the 520's on my Trek roadbike makes joyriders think twice. For that reason I don't advise...
09-25-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,995
Posted By PeteHski

Countless studies have shown that this is not...

Countless studies have shown that this is not what actually happens, even with pro cyclists. There is no significant power produced on the upstroke. So don't go expecting an improvement in that...
09-19-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,404
Posted By 1984trek760

You arenít at fault

The other guy did a u-turn in front of you without looking. Heís at fault.

I had the same exact thing happen to me on a motorcycle and a car decided to do a U-turn with a fake to parallel park. He...
09-14-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 6,183
Posted By spelger

i like to be self sufficient but i certainly...

i like to be self sufficient but i certainly don't lose sleep over what others do (or don't do).
09-13-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,404
Posted By bbbean

Blame to share here, but I think making a U turn...

Blame to share here, but I think making a U turn without signalling AND looking back is pretty inexcusable.
09-08-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,404
Posted By genejockey

Nope. U-turning bicyclist turned into traffic...

Nope. U-turning bicyclist turned into traffic without looking or signalling, after giving every indication they were pulling off the path and stopping. Their fault. They f****d up. Then they blamed...
09-07-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,404
Posted By grizzly59

When I ride on the local MUP, calling "passing on...

When I ride on the local MUP, calling "passing on your left" gets a startle response and they swerve left 1 time every 15 or so.
09-07-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,404
Posted By Maelochs

Also please note that almost every Adopted...

Also please note that almost every Adopted versions of UTC (something like 37 continental states) starts with the statement that a bicycle is a vehicle and has the same rights and responsibilities...
09-07-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,404
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Other rider's fault. Doing a U-Turn without...

Other rider's fault. Doing a U-Turn without looking or signalling is a great way to cause a crash.
08-30-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,318
Posted By Rolla

Five Ten Freeriders (size 10 if you’re buying for...

Five Ten Freeriders (size 10 if you’re buying for me).
08-29-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,318
Posted By Troul

yeah, but you're missing out on those 'falling...

yeah, but you're missing out on those 'falling over at any random stops' moments.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,954
Posted By RiceAWay

Long ago in a galaxy far, far away I wrote a...

Long ago in a galaxy far, far away I wrote a paper concerning the helmet standard and its effect on rates of fatalities. https://www.vehicularcyclist.com/kunich.html This showed no advantage to...
08-20-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,172
Posted By PeteHski

Quality merino is nothing remotely like the "wool...

Quality merino is nothing remotely like the "wool jersey" you are thinking of.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 04:53 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,150
Posted By pgjackson

Well, be prepared to wear a mask forever because...

Well, be prepared to wear a mask forever because this is a flu strain. They do not go away...ever.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,949
Posted By PeteHski

Another foot pulling myth.

Another foot pulling myth.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,949
Posted By PeteHski

Unfortunately this is not true. It's so not true...

Unfortunately this is not true. It's so not true it isn't worth discussing.
Forum: Commuting
07-05-21, 04:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,531
Posted By Germany_chris

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1459x767/846f4df1_9864_4d3b_aae6_b4105a240561_6c55ed6acb3220301fed4671339579cbccde9284.jpeg

I ordered these to supplement my Tevaís
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 9,550
Posted By Koyote

Very interesting post. We've never discussed this...

Very interesting post. We've never discussed this around here before. Can't wait for the discussion.
06-26-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,628
Posted By drahimi

In sixty years of riding -- including a marathon...

In sixty years of riding -- including a marathon from London to Rome -- I have never needed one. So, I don't carry one, even on long tours.
06-24-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,088
Posted By tricky

I think we get this question on average once or...

I think we get this question on average once or twice a year. Not an indictment, availability will change so worth asking again every once in a while. Here are some other threads of various age.

...
06-21-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,628
Posted By afm199

It is indeed, it's a twisted piece of wire that...

It is indeed, it's a twisted piece of wire that weighs about an ounce. This thread has been about chain breaker tools that punch pins.


Here it is. ...
06-21-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,628
Posted By Sy Reene

It's a simple tradeoff, risk/reward analysis or...

It's a simple tradeoff, risk/reward analysis or roll of the dice decision. I don't carry a chain tool. However I can call an Uber because I do carry my cell phone. I could carry a chain tool, and...
06-18-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,628
Posted By downhillmaster

I used to carry a chain tool and a whole...

I used to carry a chain tool and a whole assortment of other tools and spare parts but I still never felt secure enough so now I simply carry a second bike(Dahon folder)in my backpack.
It saves me...
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,274
Posted By headwind15

Waterproof sleeping bag

Thank you for your perspective. You definitely have some valid points. I posted this thread for advise. I do live in Arizona, so your comments about heat at night are spot on. I do use a knee...
06-01-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,130
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Here's a 'real world' analogy: You go into a...

Here's a 'real world' analogy:
You go into a bike shop for the first time. You don't know anybody there. When they are getting the invoice ready, they ask for your phone number.
As soon as you give...
05-24-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,037
Posted By livedarklions

I don't want this to sound like an insult because...

I don't want this to sound like an insult because I really think this a serious reason for concern--if you've been cycling for a while and the most you can ride without total exhaustion is 3.5 miles ...
05-22-21, 02:31 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,058
Posted By tomato coupe

Yes, but this thread is completely different -...

Yes, but this thread is completely different - the OP prefers rim brakes because heís too heavy for disc brakes. Thatís novel.
05-21-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,037
Posted By vane171

some thirty years ago, when I was thirty :D I was...

some thirty years ago, when I was thirty :D I was taking aerobic gym classes and thought it useless when the instructor would make us limb up with all kinds of stretching, even turning and swiveling...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,194
Posted By PeteHski

I have to say Five Tens Freerides are very...

I have to say Five Tens Freerides are very comfortable and suit wider feet nicely. They are easy shoes to get along with and certainly my benchmark for mtb. Finding a clipless wide road shoe with...
05-21-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By Iride01

There is always the question of how do you know...

There is always the question of how do you know the distance you compared it to is correct.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,194
Posted By SapInMyBlood

I also use mtb flats for my road bike. I have...

I also use mtb flats for my road bike. I have wide dumb feet and just can't find comfy road shoes. I've tried lake, bont, s works wide, etc.

Inov8 ultra minimalist trail runners (wide toe box),...
05-18-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,686
Posted By wolfchild

That almost sounds like pawls in the freehub or a...

That almost sounds like pawls in the freehub or a freewheel are sticking and not engaging...If that happens the freehub or the freewheel needs to be cleaned up and lubed.
05-16-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,137
Posted By kahn

My re-settable digits were part of the serial...

My re-settable digits were part of the serial number of my first set of skis and I set the little cable lock to match that. Wrecked the skis but kept the combination. Still doing those 4-digits 50...
05-16-21, 03:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,137
Posted By oliver305

I believe that the keyless convenience provided...

I believe that the keyless convenience provided by the best combination padlock is far superior to that of a keyed lock. If you lose your key, you will be unable to open the door. A combination lock,...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,490
Posted By Gresp15C

Spare bikes. In my view, if you have space for a...

Spare bikes. In my view, if you have space for a spare bike, it's pretty cheap insurance policy against downtime due to repairs. Murphy's Law says if you have spare wheel, something else on the bike...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,490
Posted By base2

No spare wheelsets, only wheelsets that don't...

No spare wheelsets, only wheelsets that don't have bikes currently attached to them. Sometimes they'll swap around based on the goal for a given bike or given ride.

In general, all my bikes are...
04-29-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By alcjphil

If the shoe soles were touching the platform you...

If the shoe soles were touching the platform you would probably find it very difficult to unclip from the pedal. You need that 1 mm gap
04-24-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,524
Posted By noglider

Agreed, steelbikeguy. I also carry a spare...

Agreed, steelbikeguy. I also carry a spare battery headlight. But I'll tell ya, my dynamo headlight fails less often than anything. Once I tested it before heading home and saw it wasn't working....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 849
Posted By sfrider

Drive side up. Put a spacer in the brake when...

Drive side up. Put a spacer in the brake when you remove a wheel. Something like this found on Amazon...
04-22-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,524
Posted By noglider

That's why I love dynamos for headlights. I...

That's why I love dynamos for headlights. I *think* I charged my headlight yesterday, but it turns it was the day before, and now it crapped out during a ride. This is not OK. Dynamo headlights are...
04-15-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,186
Posted By ElCani

If you are getting lots of punctures you either...

If you are getting lots of punctures you either have a problem with the installation of your tyres and tubes, or youíve got the wrong tyres for the roads you ride on.

With modern tyre technology...
04-11-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,524
Posted By tyrion

So I don't have to worry about charging batteries.

So I don't have to worry about charging batteries.
04-11-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 906
Posted By Bigbus

I would just go with the inner sleeve and call it...

I would just go with the inner sleeve and call it good.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By philbob57

My hypothesis when I had a hot spot right over my...

My hypothesis when I had a hot spot right over my SPD cleats was that it was caused too much pressure over too little area. I went to pinned flat pedals and Five Ten shoes to get more pedal area...
04-08-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,566
Posted By Rolla

^Truth. Five-Tens and Kona Wah-Wah pedals give...

^Truth. Five-Tens and Kona Wah-Wah pedals give you damn near clipless security.
04-08-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,809
Posted By RChung

Ugh. Jan's popular and he says counter-intuitive...

Ugh. Jan's popular and he says counter-intuitive things so I'm sure I'm going to get criticized for this.

I use wider tires at lower pressures than I used to but I don't currently have a bike that...
04-08-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,809
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Not that again. That 'debunking' has already been...

Not that again. That 'debunking' has already been debunked:
https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/specials/grand-prix-5000-comparison

They tested the same GP5000 tire in 23,25,28, and 32mm...
04-08-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,809
Posted By Wildwood

The current belief that fat tires at low pressure...

The current belief that fat tires at low pressure have 'almost' the same rolling resistance as skinnier hard tires is 100%BS.
Yan is selling superb fat tires at high prices - you need alternative...
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