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Forum: Commuting
07-22-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,261
Posted By groovestew

This morning I came across a couple of police...

This morning I came across a couple of police training groups on a gravel path in the valley. The first group of about 20 looked like they were in some kind of SWAT training, wearing body armour,...
Forum: Touring
06-19-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,700
Posted By mev

I wrote up a brief synopsis as an introduction to...

I wrote up a brief synopsis as an introduction to my bike touring book - copied it below...

Fully working brakes can't be that important. After the brakes slow you down enough, then you put your...
06-17-22, 11:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,438
Posted By northbend

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https://live.staticflickr.com/4217/35776259821_adfd1fe0a6_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WvqFBT)
06-17-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,438
Posted By zandoval

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https://momgoescamping.com/best-sun-gloves/
06-08-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,988
Posted By livedarklions

Attribute your quotes. Don't plagiarize...

Attribute your quotes.

Don't plagiarize Chaucer!
Forum: Commuting
05-26-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,261
Posted By groovestew

Good morning! It's May 26, and I rode to work...

Good morning! It's May 26, and I rode to work today! Last year, I didn't ride until July, so I'm ahead this year. I enjoyed reading through the posts here and hope to be cluttering things up with my...
05-22-22, 02:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,218
Posted By botty kayer

Taken to the Max, 90's Columbus Max Somec with a wild paint job

Hello, well I am a lucky boy. After years of longing for a wildly painted Somec, they rarely if ever come up for sale here in the UK, I finally found one, and went and collected it yesterday.

And...
05-10-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

A point about the method for checking stuff... ...

A point about the method for checking stuff...

"I take a pedal in hand and try to move the cranks" should be "I take the crank arm end in hand". Why this difference? Because one doesn't want to...
04-29-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,287
Posted By HillRider

There were aluminum crank bolts, as smd4 noted. ...

There were aluminum crank bolts, as smd4 noted. The general recommendation was to use steel bolts to apply full torque and then substitute the aluminum bolts as replacement. More than one aluminum...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,261
Posted By Darth Lefty

Cannondale cross bikes are cool. I got a used old...

Cannondale cross bikes are cool. I got a used old '98 CAAD3 XR800 for a little while. It was a good commuter and I tried to learn everything about it. A funny mix of road and mountain frame tubes,...
04-14-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,771
Posted By slcbob

At least he rides for Ineos and with that name he...

At least he rides for Ineos and with that name he sounds Brit-ish. +/- a little Scandinavian tossed in.

A guy who got steered to our little forum hell hole here was looking in another thread for...
04-04-22, 12:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,543
Posted By slowpacer

I bought a Marin Muirwoods online recently and...

I bought a Marin Muirwoods online recently and it's the most comfortable bike i've ever had after some modifications. I wanted a flat bar steel bike but local bike shops did not have any. So, i...
03-30-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By jdawginsc

I have some I am going to send, a few options. PM...

I have some I am going to send, a few options. PM your address and name and I will send ASAP.

You owe me nothing. I am glad to do a minuscule act to bring a smile to a fellow cyclist in a troubled...
03-30-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By HillRider

No, the end ferrule is not required and won't fit...

No, the end ferrule is not required and won't fit into Shimano caliper brake adjusters. You trim the brake housing to length, preferably file the end flat, and it then fits directly into the barrel...
03-28-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,276
Posted By tkamd73

Really nice tape job! Tim

Really nice tape job!
Tim
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,341
Posted By yesterbik

Hello, I am newbie. Never enjoy biking until...

Hello, I am newbie.
Never enjoy biking until recently I have a chance to try a vintage road bike, a Norco Magnum Special Edition.
Then I have another one, a Fiori Modena.
Really enjoy biking now.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-22, 03:17 AM
Replies: 10,391
Views: 3,153,043
Posted By Hmmm

Bikepacking on my CAAD3. ...

Bikepacking on my CAAD3.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1836x1030/1ce99711_8b39_46e9_b268_4e2258c05de0_7682b5ec9d75c88cd7be3dfa82898aeb45f59b47.jpg
Forum: Commuting
03-11-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,261
Posted By SkinGriz

Out of shape.

Rode bike to school.
6.9 miles each way.
The only hills were overpasses and I’m still gassed.
First time riding more than 2 miles in 20+ years.
03-05-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,904
Posted By droppedandlost

I don't want to be a faster mechanic. Working on...

I don't want to be a faster mechanic. Working on bikes is a cathartic/zen thing for me and I want it to take a while.
03-05-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,387
Posted By freeranger

The past is the past. I reflected on the past...

The past is the past. I reflected on the past when I retired. LOTS of things I would have done differently. But you can't go back and relive what has already been done. If you do reflect on your...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,261
Posted By noglider

The original shutdown for Pandemic started on...

The original shutdown for Pandemic started on March 12, 2020.

On February 1, 2022, I started commuting to classes and work again. I'm so happy. It's so good for my health.
Forum: Commuting
02-25-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,261
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1367: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1367:

Haven't posted much in a couple of weeks. Been riding as usual, and then my wife and I took a much needed vacation to a warmer climate. We got back on...
02-18-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,876
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Yeah, rim brakes are a pain, they make it far too...

Yeah, rim brakes are a pain, they make it far too easy to remove and replace the wheel, they are too easy to adjust, and too easy to find replacement parts. Making repairs and adjustments just isn't...
02-06-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,561
Posted By tempocyclist

Traffic was backed up a couple of blocks because...

Traffic was backed up a couple of blocks because of two cyclists taking up one lane on a two-lane road? Sure.

Looks perfectly safe, legal and the best way to ride in that situation.
02-06-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,561
Posted By Bald Paul

Try this: ...

Try this:
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/267x352/capture_9103b43fb4ef1b36d25f4dc0ffe6b21e6c13ec96.jpg
02-06-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,561
Posted By Comfort is King

Absolutely perfect riding. Nothing wrong even in...

Absolutely perfect riding. Nothing wrong even in the slightest. The lane isn't wide enough to share, so what difference does it make?. What, exactly is the problem? I do not see one.
02-06-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,561
Posted By theblackbullet

If they were riding single file, were you going...

If they were riding single file, were you going to buzz them to get past?

If you're sitting in traffic on peachtree, it's because of the other cars in your way, not because of cyclists.
Forum: Commuting
02-03-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,261
Posted By Darth Lefty

The difference in names between US and British...

The difference in names between US and British food usually is due to German and Dutch immigration in the top half of the country and Spanish in the bottom half, with a few places French too. Cookies...
01-22-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,172
Posted By jamesdak

Snowy and cold outside so all I'm doing this...

Snowy and cold outside so all I'm doing this morning is playing with this, The wheel/tire swap dropped 7 ozs off the total weight.

Looking at the bottom of the rear dropputs closely it looks...
01-21-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,172
Posted By jamesdak

The KHS ZH2B Aero Comp just arrived!

It seems to have survived the trip, only thing missing was one spring for the front QR. Bike is grimy with a fair amount of grease on it. But really seems like it's pretty nice under all the mess. ...
01-18-22, 01:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By capnjonny

Just an average bike boom tank

This 64 cm Nishiki custom Sport was donated to the bike exchange last week. Nothing special. Just a bottom of the line bike boom 10 speed. It was a tank with steel wheels and Cranks and weighed a...
01-06-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,309
Posted By GhostRider62

16.5 mph sitting upright on a hybrid with slow...

16.5 mph sitting upright on a hybrid with slow tires? You're fast. Keep at it!!
01-05-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,309
Posted By alexTREKal3

Intro to Road Cycling - Am I fast?

Hello everybody,

This is my first time on here. I have my first road bike coming, the Trek Domane AL 3 Disc towards the end of this month. I have started road biking with my hybrid bike (2018...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 26,836
Posted By Tundra_Man

I put together my final commuting highlights...

I put together my final commuting highlights video of 2021. It's been a few months since I posted the last one. I'm sure the delay has disappointed tens of people. ;)

Bicycle Commuting Highlights...
12-25-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,458
Posted By Jared Purdy

Pretentious? What's abundantly clear is that...

Pretentious? What's abundantly clear is that you didn't read my other comments regarding the multiple other items I ordered from UK based sellers, before and after I placed the order with...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 26,836
Posted By groovestew

The most interesting thing about my commute today...

The most interesting thing about my commute today was before I even started, standing beside my bike on the driveway, when a bird threw a chicken bone at me. Bounced off my arm. It was the weirdest...
09-14-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,312
Posted By Branko D

Short, sharp-ish hills in a race is the classic...

Short, sharp-ish hills in a race is the classic scenario; I've dropped a chain trying to shift in the front under torque, while rear derailleurs just go shift. Being in the big ring also makes it...
09-14-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,312
Posted By cyccommute

Older groups or older folks have nothing to do...

Older groups or older folks have nothing to do with it. It’s not the equipment but the way the gears work. Gears have duplicates on most all systems. Compact doubles might encourage big-big use but...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,293
Posted By Maelochs

Here's a little secret about capitalism .... if...

Here's a little secret about capitalism .... if nobody buys it at that price, the price will go down.

The reason people have to pay astronomical prices for bikes and bike parts nowadays? Because...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 26,836
Posted By groovestew

A few degrees celsius warmer than Tuesday, so I...

A few degrees celsius warmer than Tuesday, so I decided to forgo the gloves, and regretted it almost immediately. Noticeably colder in the valley. I've been in the office for nearly 20 minutes and my...
08-25-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By Iride01

If you still have to get these parts, why don't...

If you still have to get these parts, why don't you just look for and get parts from the same groupset and if not the same groupset, then from the same manufacturer. You'll eliminate a lot of...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 26,836
Posted By DQRider

Super-Dooper Course Lives!

This bike is a "Best English Custom" show winner that has been sitting in the shop for over a year, awaiting maintenance.

https://i.imgur.com/i21Xxxk.png

Sturmey-Archer 5-speed, Woody's bamboo...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,693
Posted By 79pmooney

Good pumps always. 1)They put better air in the...

Good pumps always. 1)They put better air in the tube. Nitrogen primarily rather than pure CO2. Tires stay inflated longer (so they tell me). 2) Less wasteful and cheaper. 3) Topping off whenever...
08-10-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By HillRider

The 10-speed crank will work but you will need a...

The 10-speed crank will work but you will need a 10-speed (or at worst a 9-speed) chain. The 10-speed chain will be compatible with the 7-speed cassette. Front shifting with the Tourney front...
08-10-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By ThermionicScott

A wide chain won't jam in between chainrings on a...

A wide chain won't jam in between chainrings on a 10-speed crankset. What's more likely is that it will rub on the big ring when you're in the small ring and certain cogs in the back. You could...
08-10-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By Bike tinker man

The gear teeth on 7 speed are obviously wider,...

The gear teeth on 7 speed are obviously wider, than a 10 speed group set, so the 10 speed chain will be narrower, might work, but it might catch, & cause unnecessary wear
08-10-21, 02:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By Lazyass

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/11035...

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1103522-10-speed-chainrings-otherwise-7-speed-drivetrain.html
08-08-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By 70sSanO

To accommodate the UK's reversed brake...

To accommodate the UK's reversed brake lever/cable routing setup?

John
Replies: 46
Views: 5,096
Posted By brian44

Is it just me, or does anyone else wish there was...

Is it just me, or does anyone else wish there was event held with standardized equipment? So...a Japanese Keirin...but for the madison for example? I feel so out of touch with the tech sometimes...
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