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Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 12:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 787
Posted By cyclezen

if the group seems equally consistent, ride at...

if the group seems equally consistent, ride at the back for a while, and practice maintaining a steady pace. Work on riding on a wheel, at 1 to 1.5 bike length is a good target. (riding a wheel is...
09-27-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,513
Posted By Milton Keynes

I tried my camera on my helmet but I didn't like...

I tried my camera on my helmet but I didn't like the feel of the extra weight. Even though the weight was minimal, I could still feel it. So back to the handlebars it went.

I suppose I could...
09-27-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,513
Posted By JW Fas

You're not likely to see many news stories, but...

You're not likely to see many news stories, but there are many YouTube channels featuring successful prosecutions/citations.

From my channel alone...

In this one the "authority" ended up being...
09-25-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 2,655
Posted By Troul

The whole point in such a bicycle is to enjoy it...

The whole point in such a bicycle is to enjoy it for those reasons criminals want to steal it. There are no realistic efficient solutions to preventing theft when leaving it unattended out in...
09-25-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,337
Posted By flangehead

Must have been an unnecessary gratuity since when...

Must have been an unnecessary gratuity since when a man says something in the woods and no one hears him, he is still wrong.
09-21-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 835
Posted By Trakhak

It's a shame that the quasi-AV enthusiasts buying...

It's a shame that the quasi-AV enthusiasts buying Teslas and the like are part of the population of drivers who have been causing 40,000 road deaths a year. And if they're spending all that money to...
09-21-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 878
Posted By jon c.

I've never actually heard anyone complain because...

I've never actually heard anyone complain because someone on an ebike passed them. Most of what I read are complaints of inexperienced riders going too fast in crowded spaces.
09-21-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 993
Posted By Helderberg

Good bye, ride on and be safe.

I wanted to post that I will not be checking in on the Bike Forum anymore. If you respond to any of my previous posts and I do not respond I am not being rude, I am simply not coming back. If I have...
09-20-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By brianinc-ville

Actually, I talked to Woom's customer service in...

Actually, I talked to Woom's customer service in Austin; they're sending me the right bolt, free of charge. Yay, Woom!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By tFUnK

As far as compatibility, that one has been...

As far as compatibility, that one has been answered - yes.

As far as old 105 vs new Tiagra, new Tiagra is probably better but psychologically it feels weird.

But the real question is what other...
09-19-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,424
Posted By Milton Keynes

I have a sense of humor. I even have a dark...

I have a sense of humor. I even have a dark sense of humor. However, I find no humor in the idea of running over bicyclists or belittling a family which suffered serious injuries because a drunk...
09-17-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 797
Posted By JoeyBike

Lawmakers want to yack on their phones behind the...

Lawmakers want to yack on their phones behind the wheel too.
09-17-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,424
Posted By Paul Barnard

It's a long read. There are some jewels buried in...

It's a long read. There are some jewels buried in there though, so if you liked the sister comment, you'll probably enjoy some of the other content. Oh, and it has an interesting twist toward the...
09-16-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 714
Posted By BCDrums

Don, I'm your age, and I too prefer a 90 rpm...

Don, I'm your age, and I too prefer a 90 rpm cadence, but you are coming back from an injury. Find the cadence that works for you today, then adapt/improve as you feel it. Please take your time,...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 588
Posted By Shortwave

Yeah bro! Give the Anon dude on a public forum...

Yeah bro! Give the Anon dude on a public forum some privacy!!!! I'm just joshing. :)
09-15-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 926
Posted By Bogey Speedwell

Yes we both have bikes, originally my though...

Yes we both have bikes, originally my though process of the smart bike was I may be more inclined to ride it at night or in rainy weather in spring summer or fall when my bike isnít on the trainer. ...
09-15-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 804
Posted By andrewclaus

I like the one that says, "In dog beers, I've...

I like the one that says, "In dog beers, I've only had one."
09-15-22, 05:07 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 3,501
Posted By livedarklions

IMO: That's total bs. I do a fair amount of...

IMO: That's total bs. I do a fair amount of driving, I've never been unreasonably inconvenienced by a cyclist. I do deliberately "get in the way" of a driver behind me when they're likely to take a...
09-14-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 804
Posted By easyupbug

I have learned at 72 that a 20+ mile ride with a...

I have learned at 72 that a 20+ mile ride with a day off between keeps me in good enough condition that is the kids or grandkids show up on a rest day I can do 20+ with them and not suffer and they...
09-14-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,861
Posted By Murray Missile

I used to be the local "bike guy" in our small...

I used to be the local "bike guy" in our small town as the closest LBS is 30 miles away and at the height of the Covid crap I was swamped and I was also flipping a fair number of bikes. One day, I'm...
09-14-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 3,501
Posted By mcours2006

Some bike lanes up where I live have barrier...

Some bike lanes up where I live have barrier posts separating them. The bike lanes end up collecting all the road debris from the cars and trucks. They do not get cleaned, so after a while it's like...
09-13-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 835
Posted By Gear_Admiral

The disconnect that some autonomous vehicle fans...

The disconnect that some autonomous vehicle fans have ...

These cars are, at *best*, another decade away. Musk has been touting full self-driving "next year" since 2014. Look at Waymo or any auto...
09-13-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 659
Posted By raqball

Could be.. I assume they work a one hour shift...

Could be.. I assume they work a one hour shift per week and have a contractually included 55 minute break during that shift.. That only leaves them with 5 minutes to provide 'support' to the...
09-13-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 804
Posted By Iride01

Not asking others to set goals for me. I'm just...

Not asking others to set goals for me. I'm just making conversation.

That way I won't be makings replies showing how superior in my own world I am to others.
09-13-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,033
Posted By RB1-luvr

kills me that the neighboring town made a...

kills me that the neighboring town made a requirement for bells to be required on all bikes on their portion of the canal trail, but no mandates against 15' long dog leashes.
Forum: Touring
09-12-22, 11:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 933
Posted By Polaris OBark

After I did this a couple of times, I realized it...

After I did this a couple of times, I realized it was time to buy a touring bike. (First time I was without one since age 18, and I realized I had enough extra bike parts laying around to build at...
09-12-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,012
Posted By Daniel4

I think I fall in that 15% category. I sometimes...

I think I fall in that 15% category. I sometimes make my comment but can't or won't get engaged in long drawnout futile distracted discussions.
09-12-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 659
Posted By raqball

Hahaha.. Bob and Rob, the tag team customer...

Hahaha.. Bob and Rob, the tag team customer support duo of the year!


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09-11-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,060
Posted By mdarnton

It took me a while, a lot of chafing (the main...

It took me a while, a lot of chafing (the main issue for me), and some various saddles to figure out that I was most comfy on very narrow wedged shaped (for the chafing) saddles with a bit of padding...
09-11-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,429
Posted By Inusuit

I use Bontrager flashers front and rear, Hi-Viz...

I use Bontrager flashers front and rear, Hi-Viz shirt or vest. Observing other riders similarly equipped, such lights are visible for half a mile in daylight. I understand neither lights nor bright...
09-11-22, 12:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,429
Posted By LV2TNDM

Please use lights all the time!

If you're riding on the road, it just makes sense to always use lights. Blinkeys, flashers, whatever. Today's lights are bright, efficient, and not too expensive. Your life's worth it!

I was...
09-10-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 483
Posted By roadcrankr

I'm with you on that, brother. Strava would more...

I'm with you on that, brother. Strava would more likely contact me about my ride and ask if I miscategorized a walk. :beer:
09-08-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 680
Posted By Alligator

I bought one and absolutely hate it. Iím not sure...

I bought one and absolutely hate it. Iím not sure whoís head they used as a model, but my helmet is more round than it should be and it doesnít fit well. Even if I adjust it, it still doesnít fit -...
09-08-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,339
Posted By Barry2

It's not being unfriendly, it's genuine concern. ...

It's not being unfriendly, it's genuine concern.

From the original post, a self declared newbie plans to...... spend <£1000 quid on a lighter used bike, then within a month, travel 100miles/day,...
09-06-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 853
Posted By CliffordK

It would be easy enough to redesign the disc so...

It would be easy enough to redesign the disc so that there are no holes big enough for a kid to fit their fingers into them.

And, of course, round all corners so there are no sharp edges.

My...
09-06-22, 02:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By stevel610

My guess is a track bike won't last all that long...

My guess is a track bike won't last all that long doing the types of things you want to do. The solution is to sell the bike and buy one built to do what you want to do with it.
09-05-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,538
Posted By Inisfallen

Updating this, more than a year after my last...

Updating this, more than a year after my last post.

On Friday, I was on my usually commute to work (Brooklyn to midtown west Manhattan, via the Manhattan Bridge).

The usual number of electric...
09-05-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 641
Posted By alcjphil

What about the inner tubes the bike came with?

What about the inner tubes the bike came with?
09-04-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,198
Posted By pashlit

It was an OEM kit with no installation...

It was an OEM kit with no installation instructions. Plus, as I'd mentioned I was under impression that all the Shimano new lines are wireless. I've worked with bikes for years, so was pretty...
09-04-22, 04:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,198
Posted By kommisar

on the bright side, after an EMP attack you will...

on the bright side, after an EMP attack you will still be able to ride you bike
09-02-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,089
Posted By bruce19

I finally bought one and had my first ride with...

I finally bought one and had my first ride with it today. It's absolutely brilliant.
09-02-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 924
Posted By stephenmcateer

Ah. All is revealed. Thank you.

Ah. All is revealed. Thank you.
09-02-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 947
Posted By smd4

Looks pretty damn awesome! Lose the wheel...

Looks pretty damn awesome!

Lose the wheel reflectors, though.;)
09-01-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 689
Posted By Koyote

This. Flip the wheel. If it's now closer to the...

This. Flip the wheel. If it's now closer to the other side, 90% probability the wheel needs to be re-dished. Until OP takes five mins to do this, there's little point in further speculation.
08-31-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,144
Posted By Herzlos

Movement is the bigger factor, so a flashing...

Movement is the bigger factor, so a flashing light, or bright socks
08-29-22, 03:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,073
Posted By rumrunn6

do ppl really lock up $5K bikes? if I had...

do ppl really lock up $5K bikes?

if I had one I would not get off it, except at home
08-27-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 14,444
Posted By kwb377

Because a bottle with a screw-on lid and...

Because a bottle with a screw-on lid and unregulated flow is exactly what I want to try and drink from while riding...
08-27-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 632
Views: 14,444
Posted By alcjphil

Half the water bottles I have were free at...

Half the water bottles I have were free at various events I have done. They stay in the holder much more securely than soda bottles. Most I have ever paid for one was about $10
08-26-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 593
Posted By Helderberg

Had a great ride today.

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