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Forum: Commuting
05-30-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 134
Posted By BobbyG

Backpack...New & Slightly Improved

After a comprehensive internet search including in-person evaluations at local stores I decided to replace my 7 year old backpack with the same model...a Swissgear 1696 ($59.99 from Swissgear.com)
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05-12-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,261
Posted By MadKaw

All greases are not the same: ...

All greases are not the same:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMmSQSjraSE
while not directly applicable to our use-case, it is a clue that quality grease makes a difference.
05-11-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By 70sSanO

If, after heeding the advice given above, and if...

If, after heeding the advice given above, and if it turns you get 6 gears and 5 clicks, then the answer to your 8 speed shifter question is yes.

I started mountain bike riding late in life and...
05-09-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,261
Posted By wrk101

Forget $8 for 9 ounces. Buy a 1 pound tub from...

Forget $8 for 9 ounces. Buy a 1 pound tub from the auto parts store of your choice for ~$5. I just checked O'Reilly Auto Parts, $4.99 for a 1 pound tub of marine grease. Typical home gamer a one...
05-05-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 880
Posted By Phil_gretz

I've recently liked the looks of the FSA Gimondi...

I've recently liked the looks of the FSA Gimondi crank set. For modern production, it has classic lines. Affordable, too....
04-28-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By trailangel

Better not ride the bike! It'll get dirty again. ...

Better not ride the bike! It'll get dirty again.
I have taken apart those SRAM cassettes..... I buy 2 different 8 speed cassettes and mix a couple of cogs to get the gears I want.
Don't notice any...
04-15-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By dsbrantjr

Your quick release will slightly compress the...

Your quick release will slightly compress the axle and tighten the bearing adjustment vs off of the bike. So you may need to back off the adjustment slightly to account for this. I use one of these...
03-29-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By ramzilla

I put a set of new Vuelta XRP 130mm racing wheels...

I put a set of new Vuelta XRP 130mm racing wheels on this 1987 Ironman. I put a 7 speed freewheel with a spoke protector spacer & a set of cheapie 2X7 Microshift brifters on it. Dropped it's weight...
03-01-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,748
Posted By rumrunn6

1/2 clips aka mini clips w/o straps

1/2 clips aka mini clips w/o straps
02-20-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By SpinnerPC

Yep, you guys are not the only ones to suggest...

Yep, you guys are not the only ones to suggest this. I flushed the freehub with chain lube and plan to soak it in oil, and it seems to "engage" well this morning; although not re-installed onto wheel...
12-29-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By oldbobcat

I've also removed allen bolts with rounded heads...

I've also removed allen bolts with rounded heads using, very gingerly, the largest torx wrench that will fit, after soaking the threads with Chill Zone. By gingerly I mean, at the first sign of...
12-25-19, 11:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,009
Posted By ThermionicScott

Isn't pretty much any FD "friction...

Isn't pretty much any FD "friction compatible"?
12-22-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 955
Posted By wipekitty

Third eye mirror. Cheap and effective, and...

Third eye mirror. Cheap and effective, and handles bumpy roads well.

This is on my single speed that I use for transportation and occasional road cycling outings.

...
12-22-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 955
Posted By rumrunn6

got this little number at a consignment shop in...

got this little number at a consignment shop in VT for only $10 & thought I would give it a try. it's a nice compliment to the take-a-look eye glass mirror I've been using for years. this one...
12-19-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,965
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...bounce the front wheel, bounce the back...

.
...bounce the front wheel, bounce the back wheel, work the brake levers to make sure the quick releases are down, and I'm off. Come back quickly when I remember I forgot my frame pump or my lock.
12-17-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 849
Posted By Whit51

His book Upgrading Your Bike is a goldmine of...

His book Upgrading Your Bike is a goldmine of useful info about 80’s components.
12-13-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 875
Posted By Steamer

https://www.rainlegs.com/en/home I just got...

https://www.rainlegs.com/en/home

I just got a pair and I'll be using them tomorrow in the slop we have for weather this time of year.
12-06-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,549
Posted By Bikesax

I'm sorry. I forgot the "leaning forward may be...

I'm sorry. I forgot the "leaning forward may be more conducive to peddling uphill" part. That's why we have three gears up front, and six to nine in the back. Oh, I"M SORRY!!! I forgot that the...
11-05-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,495
Posted By _ForceD_

I don't use adhesive tape (especially electrical...

I don't use adhesive tape (especially electrical tape) to secure the bar tape. In an unconventional method, I start at the top and wrap down. When I get to the end of the bars...I tuck the excess...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,426
Posted By BobbyG

Drop-Bar Snow Success!...

Today's commute was 17F and snowy with2" of powder and an underlayer of ice.

It was the first snow and ice ride with the studded snow tires since I converted my winter bike to drop-bars.

It...
10-04-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 479
Posted By Myosmith

A great loss

It is with great sadness that I share the news of the passing of one of the kindest men I have ever known.
...
09-19-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By frankenmike

As mentioned, Aluminum can. Cheap, easy,...

As mentioned, Aluminum can. Cheap, easy, effective. If it eventually develops play again, no harm no foul.
09-18-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By wsteve464

If you are going to try the shim method try using...

If you are going to try the shim method try using a soda or beer can.
08-26-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 344
Posted By MattTheHat

On the bright side...no-guilt tire buying.

On the bright side...no-guilt tire buying.
08-26-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Yeah! What kind of idiot would use p-clamps and a...

Yeah! What kind of idiot would use p-clamps and a rack on a racing mtb?!?

a: me :lol:

My advice - leave the rack on if it makes it more useful to you - mtbs like this can make ideal urban...
08-23-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,074
Posted By phughes

What are you using as a wrench on the cassette...

What are you using as a wrench on the cassette tool? If you are using a wrench, or adjustable wrench, don't. Go get a socket that fits the tool, and a breaker bar. You need leverage, and the breaker...
08-21-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 18,328
Posted By Phil_gretz

In what was once a civilized society, we have...

In what was once a civilized society, we have deteriorated to the point that many individuals are so wrapped up in their little world(s) that they no longer consider how their actions affect others. ...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,806
Posted By Korina

I was surprised at how much I like the grip...

I was surprised at how much I like the grip shifters on my '95 Singletrack. They shift well and look clean. YMMV, of course.
07-28-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,887
Posted By John_V

I use MTB pedals on my road bikes and had a pair...

I use MTB pedals on my road bikes and had a pair of Specialized BG Pro MTB shoes that lasted me 28,000 miles and a pair of LG Terra MTB shoes that lased 21,700 miles, Both would have lasted much...
07-22-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,786
Posted By linnefaulk

I wear https://www.buffusa.com/ The rest of me...

I wear https://www.buffusa.com/
The rest of me is soak, but my head is dry from the wicking. And I don’t have sweat running into my eyes.
07-11-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By dsbrantjr

The tube fits the tire, so find one whose size...

The tube fits the tire, so find one whose size range includes 1.95" (~38mm) which is a fairly common size. Since the tube stretches to fill the tire you could go somewhat smaller or larger but larger...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,096
Posted By fietsbob

Only issue I had with Continental Travel...

Only issue I had with Continental Travel Contacts , was I got quite bored

with all the 'experts' pointing out my once knobby tire was worn smooth in the center/...


:foo:



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Forum: Commuting
07-02-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,096
Posted By AusTexMurf

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/202x700/travel_contact_ct_p_01_387b65a3afb695adfedfde524a832991adc0782a.pngI like the Continental Travel Contacts and their 26X1.75 rides like a...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,527
Posted By RubeRad

What, they only allow Ultegra and Dura Ace in...

What, they only allow Ultegra and Dura Ace in your ritzy gated community? Are the roads also paved with gold? Don't be such a snob, Tiagra works just fine!
06-19-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 17,048
Posted By nomadmax

You know your beat better than anyone. If a...

You know your beat better than anyone. If a hybrid or a gravel bike will get it done and not be beat to death, that's what I'd want to ride. I've spent some time TAD in Vegas. This is me and...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,731
Posted By himespau

I love Wald folding baskets with a bungee cargo...

I love Wald folding baskets with a bungee cargo net, but that's not what you're asking.
05-26-19, 12:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,752
Posted By canklecat

Check out The Black Bibs short inseam bibs...

Check out The Black Bibs short inseam bibs (https://www.theblackbibs.com/shop/bibs-shortin). I have their regular bibs and they're fine for the money.

I have the opposite problem. I'd prefer a...
05-19-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,237
Posted By Lemond1985

I have settled on this position too, after many...

I have settled on this position too, after many years of trial and error.

Rode yesterday with the saddle pointed slightly downward, and discovered something. When I do that it eliminates the...
05-18-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,403
Posted By JoeyBike

Fair question, not a bother. Almost anyplace...

Fair question, not a bother.

Almost anyplace I can think of that is away from traffic makes for great skating. So I prefer to do that. However, weather and other factors may push me towards a...
05-16-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,921
Posted By 86az135i

You would only want to use a gun as a last ditch....

You would only want to use a gun as a last ditch. Also flashing a gun when your life is not perceived to be in danger can get you in hot water. But I fully endorse carrying a gun. Just...
05-14-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By Darth Lefty

I hope they dont. Wed have to stop telling the...

I hope they dont. Wed have to stop telling the Spinal Tap joke, its been a mainstay for a decade
05-12-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,504
Posted By streetstomper

The whole point of this topic is that the Bicycle...

The whole point of this topic is that the Bicycle Rider covers in the original post show that things were still laid-back in the 80s. Covers on the major cycling magazines were likewise focused on...
05-11-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,403
Posted By wolfchild

Auto manufacturers need to stop putting those...

Auto manufacturers need to stop putting those stupid infotainment systems into their vehicles and they also need to design and install software which prevents cell phone usage while driving. If the...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,456
Posted By phtomita

I have the mirrycle bar end mirror on my drop bar...

I have the mirrycle bar end mirror on my drop bar end. Can adjust to virtually any position and very happy with it.
05-07-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,449
Posted By pressed001

Shimano FH-7700. Practically silent. I love it...

Shimano FH-7700. Practically silent. I love it and wish all hubs were so quiet.
04-29-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,523
Posted By tcs

I went to the auto show for the first time in...

I went to the auto show for the first time in years. I was shocked at how complicated and non-intuitive the secondary controls have become, actuated by a touch screen that required eyes because it...
04-29-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,118
Posted By bear_a_bug

As one currently sardine-canned in an El train on...

As one currently sardine-canned in an El train on the way home from work due to heavy rain this morning, there's nothing so freeing as being master of your own commuting destiny on a bike.

So,...
04-29-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,523
Posted By Bigbus

I couldn't agree more with the "courteous" driver...

I couldn't agree more with the "courteous" driver who wants to give the poor guy on the bike the right of way when it's not appropriate comments. All they do is add confusion to the situation instead...
04-28-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,448
Posted By greatscott

I use those hooks in my garage, bikes take up...

I use those hooks in my garage, bikes take up less garage floor space when hanging from the ceiling. I hang mine by the wheels, the bikes are hung by the first bike being hung by the front wheel,...
04-27-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 14,335
Posted By Happy Feet

I believe the best thing to happen to cycling...

I believe the best thing to happen to cycling would be for every LBS to disapear for about 20 years. This would eliminate all the modern technology that people can not maintain themselves and return...
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