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07-31-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 404
Posted By shelbyfv

This is incorrect.:foo:

This is incorrect.:foo:
07-30-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 963
Posted By rsbob

Donít paper towels scratch the lenses? I use...

Donít paper towels scratch the lenses? I use nothing but lense clothes on mine.

RainX is not recommended for use on plastic so repeated use may damage the lenses. Check your local optical...
07-30-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By buddiiee

Yea, I loathe black components. I can't get over...

Yea, I loathe black components. I can't get over them. Lol, I know, it's odd.
07-29-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,180
Posted By veganbikes

I just suggested not to buy new stuff from eBay...

I just suggested not to buy new stuff from eBay to avoid counterfeit stuff not a total hate on eBay.
07-29-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,180
Posted By veganbikes

If you would rather not do counterfeits the easy...

If you would rather not do counterfeits the easy way to do that is to buy from an authorized dealer. I prefer not to do counterfeits as well so I avoid eBay and places like that for the new stuff....
07-27-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,309
Posted By Eric F

You're. :lol::p

You're.

:lol::p
07-20-22, 02:05 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,309
Posted By Germany_chris

I'm a simple guy...I ride steel bike because I...

I'm a simple guy...I ride steel bike because I like the way it looks
07-18-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,309
Posted By tornado60

The best bike to own is one you will want to ride.

The best bike to own is one you will want to ride.
07-18-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,309
Posted By CAT7RDR

Ride what you believe in. We all make a...

Ride what you believe in.
We all make a cognitive assent in what we ride.
07-03-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,839
Posted By nick_a

Rivendell.

Rivendell.
06-07-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,708
Posted By phughes

Way more to it than that, Larry....

Way more to it than that, Larry. https://www.renehersecycles.com/myth-16-higher-tire-pressure-is-faster/

Don't you have a seat post to weld, remove, lower... break? Oh, and you honesty don't know...
05-28-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By Iride01

I wouldn't use them on aluminum rims. The...

I wouldn't use them on aluminum rims. The manufacturer doesn't want you to use them on aluminum rims.

Go back and check out where you bought them and see what their description said. Shimano makes...
05-22-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,091
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Thirty years ago I asked my LBS owner for any...

Thirty years ago I asked my LBS owner for any advice on how to get in better riding condition. He asked if I'd heard of Eddy Merckx, and I nodded yes. "Eddy Merckx said to 'Ride Lots'."

That was...
05-21-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,179
Posted By bamboobike4

This. I loaded freight at night. We hurried....

This.

I loaded freight at night. We hurried. The Teamsters in my shop taught me the ropes and how to work smart and error-free (relatively.)

They made me a supervisor, and other than the pay...
05-18-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,091
Posted By tomato coupe

Follow the exchange ... It's...

Follow the exchange ...





It's pretty clear the OP received an invoice in the mail, i.e. via post.
05-18-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,091
Posted By msu2001la

Look - I'm just some random person on the...

Look - I'm just some random person on the internet and not an expert on import duty fees or how Fed Ex billing works, but the description that the OP provided makes this definitely sound fishy.
05-18-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,091
Posted By msu2001la

Was this bill emailed or sent as a hard copy?...

Was this bill emailed or sent as a hard copy? There is 0% chance I would pay this based on the info provided here.

A mysterious bill arriving several months after a shipment with little/no detail...
05-18-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,091
Posted By WhyFi

You may be subject to duty for...

You may be subject to duty for purchases/shipments over $800 in value. I've been hit with duty a couple of times, but it was always due before the shipment would be released to me and both instances...
05-11-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 979
Posted By msu2001la

I'm just rambling on at this point, but I'm dazed...

I'm just rambling on at this point, but I'm dazed and confused at the notion that someone laced that front wheel with radial spokes to save weight on this bike. How many more times are we going to...
05-07-22, 02:00 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,957
Posted By urbanknight

This is just my experience, but I make a habit of...

This is just my experience, but I make a habit of counting seconds any time I'm stuck behind a cyclist. Haven't reached 30 yet. Can't say I've ever encountered a cyclist stationary in a travel lane...
05-06-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,957
Posted By venturi95

The enlightened rider causes no mindless...

The enlightened rider causes no mindless animosity.
05-06-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,957
Posted By wolfchild

I agree that there are certain situations where...

I agree that there are certain situations where it's necessary and safer for a cyclist to take a lane but that's not what we are discussing here...We're talking about cyclists who take a lane and...
05-06-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 832
Posted By urbanknight

Everybody is different, and some people have...

Everybody is different, and some people have pickier rear ends. I also noticed for myself that I could ride a wide range of saddles as a teen, but am lucky to find a saddle I can last 40 miles on now...
05-06-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,957
Posted By wolfchild

Yelling at drivers and calling them cagers when...

Yelling at drivers and calling them cagers when you happen to ride your bicycle ??. Yup, that's what cycling does to people :rolleyes:
05-06-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,957
Posted By indyfabz

I wonder if the A&S forum regulars know what they...

I wonder if the A&S forum regulars know what they are missing up in this joint.
05-06-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,957
Posted By tomato coupe

As stated, the OP passed when it was safe to do...

As stated, the OP passed when it was safe to do so. He was not doing anything dangerous.
05-05-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,055
Posted By frogman

Why not repurpose them for use as tie down...

Why not repurpose them for use as tie down straps, etc ? They stretch nicely and work well for this. I cut mine into strips and use them for securing loads on the back. Also good for securing...
05-04-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,495
Posted By KerryIrons

Silca Super Pista. Mine is well over 30 years...

Silca Super Pista. Mine is well over 30 years old. It has a reputation for an accurate gauge, good stroke volume, and easy to find replacement parts. You would have to get a Schraeder head because...
05-02-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,076
Posted By bruce19

I endure the psychological pain of knowing I no...

I endure the psychological pain of knowing I no longer have the fitness of my 25 yr old self and I am 15 lbs over cycling weight.
04-30-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By Iride01

Frame material really shouldn't be much of a...

Frame material really shouldn't be much of a concern. What should concern you is that the frame fits you well and that everything works.
04-29-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,487
Posted By rekmeyata

Virginia Tech has far better testing protocol...

Virginia Tech has far better testing protocol than CR, or the Feds.
04-29-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By Paul Barnard

Apply this test and see how they score. ...

Apply this test and see how they score.

Phone Number: Is there a phone number prominently displayed on their home page. Red Flag if there is not.

Address: Do they have a physical address...
04-28-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,487
Posted By philbob57

I bought a helmet yesterday. I used the VPI site...

I bought a helmet yesterday. I used the VPI site to narrow down my choices. Alas, many helmets of interest (current Smith models, for example, and Abus) haven't been tested. The real problem, though,...
04-28-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 610
Posted By veganbikes

Keep in mind gas stations are designed for...

Keep in mind gas stations are designed for pumping very low pressure very high volume car tires. Not something I want to rely on and if it is an absolute emergency I will pull out my Presta to...
04-28-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 610
Posted By KerryIrons

Is that the bicycling equivalent of "I don't like...

Is that the bicycling equivalent of "I don't like to keep my money in banks"? Presta valves are one of the most tried and true technologies in cycling, and yet you " somehow have aversion" towards...
04-27-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 58,774
Posted By PeteHski

There are actually loads of cycling shoes geared...

There are actually loads of cycling shoes geared up for use on flat pedals. FiveTens are a good example.
04-27-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,092
Posted By Rolla

Checks have by-and-large been replaced by...

Checks have by-and-large been replaced by electronic/digital payment methods in the retail world; it has little to do with whether the merchant is a bike shop.
04-27-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,092
Posted By grizzly59

Whatever the shop owner is comfortable with.

Whatever the shop owner is comfortable with.
04-26-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,458
Posted By urbanknight

And many of us men are really good at not...

And many of us men are really good at not realizing when we're doing that!
04-26-22, 02:03 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,458
Posted By ErinKeegan

As a woman who also rides a bike, I can say that...

As a woman who also rides a bike, I can say that hate creepy men who want to communicate if I really didn't show that I want to communicate
04-25-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 58,774
Posted By Jrasero

It seems like your still in the denial phase of...

It seems like your still in the denial phase of cycling. No I don't need spandex, no I don't race fit tops, no I don't need cycling shoes. Technically no you don't need them, but if you want to...
04-25-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 58,774
Posted By Troul

to deter unwanted people from joyriding the road...

to deter unwanted people from joyriding the road bicycle, bike-clipless shoes are necessary. The last person that wanted to "have a test ride" of any bicycle I have was never, ever since installing...
04-25-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,837
Posted By mstateglfr

That isnt Karma though. And claiming it is Karma...

That isnt Karma though. And claiming it is Karma is a really low thing to say. You use that term when a moral decision was the wrong one to make as it is a judgement phrase. That doesnt belong...
04-24-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,243
Posted By badger1

Spring is always a very strange season here on...

Spring is always a very strange season here on teh Biek Forms, but this spring has seemed especially odd here in 'General'. Strange threads popping up all over the place; one could be forgiven for...
04-24-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 706
Posted By wolfchild

36 spokes makes the wheel stronger.... 32 may be...

36 spokes makes the wheel stronger.... 32 may be plenty for most people but some of us prefer a little bit of extra durability.
04-23-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 5,538
Posted By livedarklions

Rim brakes are just as safe as discs. You're a...

Rim brakes are just as safe as discs. You're a fountain of misinformation.
04-23-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 5,538
Posted By Mr Sir

I always go for white helmets keeps me head cool

I always go for white helmets keeps me head cool
04-22-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 867
Posted By Iride01

The motor is getting older. <grin> Don't...

The motor is getting older. <grin>

Don't know, but I've had some hills, typically in the heat of the summer, where I'd swear I was riding in sticky tar or something that made my bike seem to drag...
04-22-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 5,538
Posted By Rolla

Black shorts have been de rigueur for cycling...

Black shorts have been de rigueur for cycling since they started making them. Moisture doesn't show on them.

There are plenty of brightly colored jerseys, socks, and gloves available for those who...
04-22-22, 04:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 901
Posted By seypat

Just my opinion, but newer group sets aren't...

Just my opinion, but newer group sets aren't getting more attractive. Just the opposite.
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