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08-30-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,070
Posted By terrymorse

A large problem with bicycle ghettos is that...

A large problem with bicycle ghettos is that motorists think that cyclists are required to ride there, making some motorists angry when they see a cyclist legally riding on the roadway.

Causing...
08-29-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 451
Posted By 79pmooney

Good find! Now oil/grease that QR clamp. Drip...

Good find! Now oil/grease that QR clamp. Drip oil into the lever and skewer exits or disassemble, grease and assemble. QRs need the same lube and love as all the rest of the moving parts on a bike...
08-29-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 451
Posted By Crankycrank

Sounds like you did good by going through all the...

Sounds like you did good by going through all the other potential issues, but I would ask if you greased the saddle rails and seatclamp parts where they contact each other. Although it squeaks when...
08-29-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 451
Posted By rumrunn6

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-29-22, 12:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 451
Posted By MudPie

Agree, the origin of the squeak could be from...

Agree, the origin of the squeak could be from many places, masking as the bottom bracket. As I say, do the cheap things first, like tightening crank arm bolts, chainring bolts, if you have a second...
08-28-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 451
Posted By 79pmooney

When I saw this thread earlier, my thought to how...

When I saw this thread earlier, my thought to how long that squeak could be ridden asks the question - till it starts affecting sanity, till the squeak ends on its own or till there is failure?
...
08-28-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 451
Posted By Polaris OBark

If the bottom bracket is squeaking because it is...

If the bottom bracket is squeaking because it is binding, it will trash the bearings, and you will need to replace it. Take the chain off and see if it spins freely. If it is too tight, it will...
08-28-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 451
Posted By Koyote

You can probably ride it a long time, unless...

You can probably ride it a long time, unless you're riding next to me -- then the answer is "four seconds."
08-28-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By brianinc-ville

Your solution seems just fine. Me, I prefer to...

Your solution seems just fine. Me, I prefer to use Wald folding baskets instead of pannier bags. They come with mounting hardware that's pretty difficult to take off, and you can then just take...
08-28-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 451
Posted By rumrunn6

yes

yes
08-28-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,035
Posted By RH Clark

None of us can fix those big problems, but we can...

None of us can fix those big problems, but we can do something good for someone anytime we choose. It won't fix everything, but it helps. If nothing else, it helps me to get my focus off myself for a...
08-28-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,035
Posted By RH Clark

The world has definitely been focused to the...

The world has definitely been focused to the negative to a higher degree the last couple of years. I have to do my best to tune out of everything for a bit every day. Do what you can to make some...
08-28-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 451
Posted By SpedFast

Like TMT said, it will depend on the bottom...

Like TMT said, it will depend on the bottom bracket. If it's cup and cone, make sure you have some good grease handy when you get the time to dig into it, don't just tighten up the bearings. If it's...
08-26-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,388
Posted By RB1-luvr

agreed. I have their chromatic sunglasses ($29)...

agreed. I have their chromatic sunglasses ($29) and waterproof panniers ($85), and they too are very good quality for the price.
08-25-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,388
Posted By Yan

What the hell is with you people and all this...

What the hell is with you people and all this negativity? The OP rides a $300 bike. You want him to spend $40 on some fancy lights? That's almost 15% of his entire bike. Not everybody here is a bling...
08-24-22, 12:54 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,600
Posted By M Rose

the same is true for suspension seat posts.

the same is true for suspension seat posts.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 768
Posted By tempocyclist

I whacked 200psi of gas from BBQ cylinder in the...

I whacked 200psi of gas from BBQ cylinder in the tyre first. I like to live dangerously...
08-18-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,549
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Everyone's different. I don't have any of those...

Everyone's different. I don't have any of those issues. I drink it regularly, but don't "need" a cup. I fee fine as long as my nutrition is OK. Coffee does tend to hide nutrition errors because of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,644
Posted By VegasJen

I just glanced over a lot of the replies and see...

I just glanced over a lot of the replies and see a lot of responses advising fit yet the OP stated he has had his bike professionally fitted. So the OP wants to work on back exercises. OK. Nothing...
08-18-22, 05:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 716
Posted By livedarklions

I've tried handlebar cages on other kinds of...

I've tried handlebar cages on other kinds of bikes. It really doesn't work except as a rocket launcher every time you hit a bump.
08-17-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 716
Posted By VegasTriker

If you can mount it on the handlebars without...

If you can mount it on the handlebars without interfering with the folding option, there is a simple adapter that makes it possible. These used to be available from China for 2 bucks delivered. Now...
08-17-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 828
Posted By RH Clark

I'm 54 years old. My best advice about getting...

I'm 54 years old. My best advice about getting efficient in those mountains is to get out there and start climbing them. Your body will just automatically do the rest if you get good nutrition and...
08-16-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 828
Posted By rumrunn6

you look well proportioned. nothing to worry about

you look well proportioned. nothing to worry about
08-14-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 828
Posted By Iride01

Don't wish yourself less muscle. IMO, Muscle...

Don't wish yourself less muscle. IMO, Muscle will help you keep from having to later write threads asking about new pains you are experiencing in your arms, shoulders, elbows and hands.

It's...
08-14-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 828
Posted By wolfchild

WTF would you want to loose lean muscle when you...

WTF would you want to loose lean muscle when you are already small and skinny at 125 pounds ??..Trying to preserve as much muscle as possible should be a priority especially as you're getting older.
08-13-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By biker128pedal

Got a pair of 32 mm TlCs and marked on the...

Got a pair of 32 mm TlCs and marked on the sidewall is a maximum pressure for tubed and one for tubeless. I went tubeless.
08-13-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Rolla

Got a pair on my clincher-rim Monster Cross right...

Got a pair on my clincher-rim Monster Cross right now. Works fine.
08-13-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Barrettscv

Yes, absolutely. The sidewalls on the TLC version...

Yes, absolutely. The sidewalls on the TLC version will be slightly stiffer due to the TLC construction. However, the installation won't be affected.
08-09-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,123
Posted By timtak

Thank you for mentioning scything, beng1 and ...

Thank you for mentioning scything, beng1 and koala logs.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51156945781_f47fd271b8.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kWyHGz)
90 Minutes of Scything...
08-09-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,123
Posted By livedarklions

Now here's some unreasonably priced innovation,...

Now here's some unreasonably priced innovation, actually kind of on-topic:

https://lawnmowerwizard.com/featuredarticles/pedal-power/
...
08-08-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,076
Posted By ZHVelo

Yea, so I just sit up a little bit when I am...

Yea, so I just sit up a little bit when I am doing high intensity. Get a good grip on the hoods or palm on bar and some fingers below some above the part where the levers connect to bar. Very...
08-08-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,076
Posted By terrymorse

No thanks, a different bike position is not going...

No thanks, a different bike position is not going to make z4/z5 easier.

I do all my z4 efforts uphill, sitting mostly upright, with my hands on the tops. Occasionally getting out of the saddle to...
08-07-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,520
Posted By 79pmooney

I won't use an eyeglass mounted mirror for the...

I won't use an eyeglass mounted mirror for the simple reason that I wear expensive prescriptions. Ir the mirror hits something. I do not want my glasses damaged (and I have learned the hard way that...
08-04-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,123
Posted By ofajen

That has not been my experience. Insoles help...

That has not been my experience. Insoles help better distribute the forces and avoid pressure points and the energy dissipated in compression of shoe insoles will almost surely be minuscule and...
08-04-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,123
Posted By genejockey

And they've been doing it so long that the...

And they've been doing it so long that the colloquial term for it refers back to when stretched leather saddles were all the rage - "On The Rivet", referring to the big rivet on the nose of the...
08-04-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,123
Posted By livedarklions

I stand a lot, have bad feet which require...

I stand a lot, have bad feet which require orthotics, and I don't find much of anything you wrote to be true for me. I suspect there's a lot of variables in feet and body size, etc., that are going...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,109
Posted By AlgarveCycling

That's the thing, it isn't nearly as unusual as...

That's the thing, it isn't nearly as unusual as you might think, I see smaller riders performing to the opposite of what is trying to be taken as granted in this thread and vice versa. It's more down...
07-28-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 993
Posted By phughes

They'll need it with that advice.

They'll need it with that advice.
07-27-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 978
Posted By VegasTriker

Depends upon where you live and how you keep...

Depends upon where you live and how you keep cool. Before I retired and when I had to ride in the afternoon in summer, the only way I could ride any distance safely was to ride wet. Fortunately water...
07-27-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 993
Posted By phughes

Quit screwing around guessing. Do it right. If...

Quit screwing around guessing. Do it right. If your move your seat forward, you will put more weight on your hands. If by moving your seat forward, your numbness went away, you may have been...
07-25-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,362
Posted By RH Clark

I'm 54 and I have only been striving for health...

I'm 54 and I have only been striving for health for 4 years. I watch my diet and get as much cycling and yoga as I can. I do think there is great benefit in a lot of these therapies, but you have to...
07-25-22, 04:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,362
Posted By GhostRider62

Acclimation to heat is essential if competing or...

Acclimation to heat is essential if competing or doing some important grand fondue type ride but whether one increases FTP or other measure of aerobic fitness riding in really hot weather is...
07-22-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,833
Posted By livedarklions

My theory is that since I'm not racing or...

My theory is that since I'm not racing or shooting for some platonic ideal of my best speed, I just do whatever works without making myself miserable, the high number of miles is enough to satisfy...
07-21-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,371
Posted By Road Fan

The idea as I first read it in one of Zinn's...

The idea as I first read it in one of Zinn's books, is to find a position like that of a downhill ski racer in a tuck. The body CG needs to be centered over the feet, otherwise the body will tend to...
07-18-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,833
Posted By genejockey

I calculated the watts you'd need for 12 mph....

I calculated the watts you'd need for 12 mph. It's 250w. If you have a 10 mph tailwind, that power will get you 14.3 mph, so aerodynamics are not unimportant even at that speed.
07-18-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,833
Posted By terrymorse

I'll be a good little fishy and bite. Lazy:...

I'll be a good little fishy and bite.

Lazy: 6 mph up a 5% grade -- roughly 1.7 Watts/kg

Training (1-hour) page: 14 mph up a 5% grade -- roughly 4.5 Watts/kg

"Lazy" is a pretty lazy pace.
...
07-18-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,833
Posted By himespau

Pushing harder on the climb and less hard on the...

Pushing harder on the climb and less hard on the flats causes you to expend less energy for a given average speed than pushing the same consistent effort throughout.
07-18-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,833
Posted By Daniel4

If you ignore all types of friction and...

If you ignore all types of friction and resistance, in ideal conditions, they both use the same amount of energy. It's simply the change in mgh.
07-18-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,833
Posted By scottfsmith

If you read your original question the...

If you read your original question the temperature is a major issue, and there is a constant energy spent just to stay cool. Also going faster will in fact make it easier to stay cool, a couple mph...
07-17-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,943
Posted By mschwett

gravel bike = comes with permission from god to...

gravel bike = comes with permission from god to ride on all gravel surfaces
road bike = comes with permission from god to ride on all roads?
mountain bike = comes with permission from god to ride...
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