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Forum: Commuting
07-27-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 824
Posted By NormanF

People in Europe just buy a city bike. They’re...

People in Europe just buy a city bike. They’re ubiquitous over there to the point no one rides a road bike to work.

A bike is like a tool. Get one that does what you want.
07-23-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 6,554
Posted By burnthesheep

If only there was a website that independently...

If only there was a website that independently tested tires and had a pretty good size database of them with CRR/wattage data at different pressures? Hmmm.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 12:02 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 12,510
Posted By woodcraft

Where I'm located, when I see folks wearing...

Where I'm located, when I see folks wearing Rapha, there's a 90% chance that they came from San Francisco.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 12,510
Posted By yashinon

I have not used Rapha (above my pay grade)....

I have not used Rapha (above my pay grade). However, I'd like to suggest Twin Six Cyclery out of Minneapolis. Their apparel is made in the USA The quality is excellent!

https://www.twinsix.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 12,510
Posted By Koyote

[/b] Damn straight. My wife works hard for...

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Damn straight. My wife works hard for our money, and she enjoys watching me spend it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 12,510
Posted By guadzilla

Cue the sound of the entire 41 dialling it up to...

Cue the sound of the entire 41 dialling it up to 400W....

Rapha, by all account, make good kit (atleast jerseys). They also come across as a little... pretentious, shall we say. Some people...
07-20-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By alcjphil

I have never understood the obsession some people...

I have never understood the obsession some people have about the model year of bicycles. Anyone who has followed the model year "progression" of bicycles can easily see how many bike models actually...
07-18-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By FiftySix

Yeah, no local shop seems to ever have the tires...

Yeah, no local shop seems to ever have the tires (or parts) I'm looking for. Seems like the shop tire selection around here is mostly for roadies or gravel bikes. Which makes sense as that's where...
07-16-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By subgrade

Probably need some bedding in? I have Tektro...

Probably need some bedding in? I have Tektro hydraulics on mine and they work just fine.
Forum: Commuting
07-16-20, 04:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,177
Posted By JaccoW

It depends a lot on the location. In Europe...

It depends a lot on the location. In Europe bicycle bells are recognized by most people and as such people only use them to warn them they're passing when they are close by.
It means "I cannot pass...
07-13-20, 02:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By HTupolev

Here's a recent paved solo road ride I did on my...

Here's a recent paved solo road ride I did on my gravel bike with its supple 53mm tires:

https://i.imgur.com/lqh4QVF.png

20.6mph is about 33kph. Does that mean that my tires are 32% faster than...
07-11-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By dwmckee

Gravel Kings a re pretty versatile and fast and...

Gravel Kings a re pretty versatile and fast and durable, and not too expensive. Also Vittoria Terreno Dry are good at just about everything.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,952
Posted By woodcraft

For road biking, you should be looking directly...

For road biking, you should be looking directly ahead, 15 or 20 yards, and occasionally scanning sides and rear.

For a helmet, I find weight makes a difference, so go light, but also aero makes a...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,177
Posted By JaccoW

I made a post a while ago with a link to an...

I made a post a while ago with a link to an Instagram video of mine that shows the sound of a couple of different bells in my possession (or surrounding bikes):
C&V Bell post...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By pdlamb

With the caveat that every response will be...

With the caveat that every response will be either a variation of "here's what I ride" or "here's what I want," you should look at either a sport touring bike or a gravel bike. You should be able to...
06-17-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,563
Posted By vinuneuro

Add Continental Terra Speed. Feedback has been...

Add Continental Terra Speed. Feedback has been that they are even better than the excellent Schwalbe G-One All-around.
06-16-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,563
Posted By Rides4Beer

Continental Terra Speed comes in a 35mm and...

Continental Terra Speed comes in a 35mm and tubeless, very fast small knobbed tire, but also wears out quickly.

Panaracer just released a new GravelKing SS, looks promising for road/gravel mix,...
06-12-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By Oso Polar

Of course they are obsolete. And he is not...

Of course they are obsolete. And he is not looking into mountain biking, he is looking into "family trail riding. Either paved or gravel" and for this type of riding hybrid with 38 mm tires will be a...
06-12-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By Oso Polar

Assuming you are talking about new bikes (you...

Assuming you are talking about new bikes (you didn't post any information about the bikes except for wheel and tire size), get the one with 700/38c because:
a) this is a good tire size for type of...
05-28-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 875
Posted By Rachel Thwaites

I think key is going out as a family. The younger...

I think key is going out as a family. The younger kids see the older ones enjoying themselves.
05-26-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 875
Posted By monkeytusmc

Thanks everyone for the great feedback, will...

Thanks everyone for the great feedback, will definitely make sure the bike is lightweight as i see that as the common theme here. Also not pushing it onto him but allowing him to go after it when he...
05-20-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By katsup

You haven't ridden since you were a kid and you...

You haven't ridden since you were a kid and you want to jump back into it with a $2000 bike?

Start with something cheaper. I usually say used, but options are limited right now due to high...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By Athens80

If the posts so far don't go far enough, check...

If the posts so far don't go far enough, check out this thread that's been going ten years: The Cult of CAAD... (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/681944-cult-caad.html)
05-08-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,204
Posted By wsteve464

LOL from the article "Sure, they’re not as quick...

LOL from the article "Sure, they’re not as quick as an aero or roadie, but you won’t be quite as terrified to lock them up on the street when you meet your friends for a drink, either." The frames...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 04:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By aplcr0331

CAAD12 everyday. Plus Scattante sounds like...

CAAD12 everyday.

Plus Scattante sounds like try hard “italian legacy” too much. And it’s a dumb name.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,588
Posted By DrIsotope

All of the stuff below the food goes on the bike,...

All of the stuff below the food goes on the bike, because I ride more than one bike, and they all use different stuff.
The food is conditional-- I don't take any food at all under 50 miles or so. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,588
Posted By tomato coupe

I don't see the point of carrying two tubes and a...

I don't see the point of carrying two tubes and a patch kit, or multiple CO2 cartridges and a pump.

As WhyFi pointed out, where's the multitool?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By illdrag0n

CAAD12 is the pinnicle of Aluminium road bikes....

CAAD12 is the pinnicle of Aluminium road bikes. If it fits, that would be my pick.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhV0DjteqII
05-03-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6,466
Views: 572,001
Posted By JaccoW

Exactly. I have a Spurcycle bell on my Rando bike...

Exactly. I have a Spurcycle bell on my Rando bike which carries a bit further and longer but the E-ne sounds much nicer.
It's a very pleasant sounding bell that makes people aware you want to pass...
04-24-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,550
Posted By TakingMyTime

Basically, you get what you pay for. Any Trek FX...

Basically, you get what you pay for. Any Trek FX (or other manufacturer) model will last a long time if properly maintained. The lower priced entry level models won't have quite as good of...
02-05-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,989
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

It's a rationalization, a coping mechanism, to...

It's a rationalization, a coping mechanism, to throw it out there that "everyone's cheating", to justify the fact that /you're cheating/. They know it's wrong; it's /less wrong/ if everyone is...
02-05-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,989
Posted By CliffordK

So, find the 9 out of 10 individuals willing to...

So, find the 9 out of 10 individuals willing to go on record admitting to doping.

If the problem is that bad, then the monitoring and passports are ineffective.

I have to wonder, however, if...
01-30-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,143
Posted By GrainBrain

No way I'd want UCI in on gravel, I can't wait to...

No way I'd want UCI in on gravel, I can't wait to rub shoulders with Lance!

Ow ow ow why am I being shown the door!? :innocent:
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01-22-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 711
Views: 150,331
Posted By Rides4Beer

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/479x513/img_2819_1__53240cdde94fbddc7eda192fc1bcfeb8ae6e10e0.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,062
Posted By Kapusta

IMO, riding gravel and dirt roads IS “road...

IMO, riding gravel and dirt roads IS “road biking”. I think what happened is that “road biking” had became synonymous with “paved bike racing”, which (IMO) has lead to a lot of people being sold...
06-13-19, 05:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,850
Posted By nforkbike

Here is a quick pic of my 2018 Fuji Absolute 1.1....

Here is a quick pic of my 2018 Fuji Absolute 1.1. The "Green Hornet".
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1130/unknown_3_8b6d37b947591c518d077748662e52ea1562124d.jpeg
03-30-15, 05:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 30,903
Posted By atbman

Once they've learned to use the balance bike,...

Once they've learned to use the balance bike, going on to training wheels is inadvisable, since they can't use what they've learned about balancing. Learning to use the brakes comes along with...
03-29-15, 02:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 30,903
Posted By atbman

Training wheels, Stucky - correct. Balance...

Training wheels, Stucky - correct. Balance bikes, Stucky - not. We use balance bikes at our club and teach anything up to 40 kids per year. Most of them transfer from the balance bike to their own...
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