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07-26-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,525
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Copenhagen wheel had this feature years ago.

Copenhagen wheel had this feature years ago.
07-21-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,012
Posted By cyccommute

Itís only troublesome because people make it that...

Itís only troublesome because people make it that way. A chain is a wear item. You can do nothing to make keep the chain from wearing. Obsessing about chain maintenance wonít change anything. ...
07-19-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By Rolla

It will give you plenty of trouble. I found a...

It will give you plenty of trouble. I found a 25.0 from Performance on the first Google hit:...
07-18-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 749
Posted By greatbasin

If you're talking LBS inventory, then extinct,...

If you're talking LBS inventory, then extinct, yes. Online, the selection and availablity of unpopular parts like 27 inch tires has been growing and can be expected to grow. There is definitely no...
07-18-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 749
Posted By tcs

You can still buy single tube tires (yes, that's...

You can still buy single tube tires (yes, that's a thing) and they were only used in America and haven't been fitted to factory bikes since the early 1930s.

There are probably 100,000,000 bicycles...
07-16-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 564
Posted By Camilo

Both were telling you the same thing - it was a...

Both were telling you the same thing - it was a flat ride.
07-16-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 548
Posted By cxwrench

Just crank it down really tight. Nobody really...

Just crank it down really tight. Nobody really uses a torque wrench on a bottom bracket.
07-11-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 410
Posted By dedhed

Take another look at the OP's drop outs.

Take another look at the OP's drop outs.
07-11-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 612
Posted By timdow

OP's original question: A: I visited...

OP's original question:


A: I visited "Sheldon brown's gear calculator" page, and based on the calculations there using "gain ratios," the difference between 170mm and 175mm arms equates to about...
07-10-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,025
Posted By VegasTriker

It is worthwhile as a comparison between...

It is worthwhile as a comparison between different rides on different days but don't expect it to be an accurate calculation of calories burned. It is an approximation. It does not take into account...
Forum: Recumbent
07-06-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,377
Posted By BlazingPedals

That sure seems to be like Penninger made them....

That sure seems to be like Penninger made them. Tank-style steering when standard USS would have been so simple. I can't see, but is it one-wheel driver or is there a second freewheel for a sort of...
06-29-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 593
Posted By squirtdad

There is, in my hands on experience, a huge...

There is, in my hands on experience, a huge world of difference in quality between high end and low end twist shifters in areas such as durability, function, materials

I am not against twist...
06-29-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,045
Posted By mkane

700x28 100psi

700x28 100psi
06-28-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 593
Posted By base2

Grip shifters are not worth the time, effort, or...

Grip shifters are not worth the time, effort, or expense. They are designed as disposable from the outset.

Do yourself a favor & get these...
06-24-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 523
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Why not just wear an LED headband light, e.g.:...

Why not just wear an LED headband light, e.g.: Duracell 575 Lumens COB Headlamp 3-Pack | Costco (https://www.costco.com/duracell-575-lumens-cob-headlamp-3-pack.product.100894411.html)?
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-22, 01:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By Fentuz

and the weight; 14 something vs 12 is something...

and the weight; 14 something vs 12 is something you can feel. This is why I sold my Jetstream (14.5kg) and kept the helios (10.25kg).
06-19-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By philbob57

What do you mean by 'proper bike'? If you're new...

What do you mean by 'proper bike'? If you're new to biking, you probably don't know what you need.

With a height of 5'9" or 10" and a 31" biking leg length, the 52 is likely to be too small in the...
05-25-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 874
Posted By Iride01

Go ride some old bikes with single pivot brakes...

Go ride some old bikes with single pivot brakes and chromed steel rims. Then you'll have a better appreciation for just how good your current brakes really are.
Forum: Commuting
05-24-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 990
Posted By Darth Lefty

Theyíll get used to it.

Theyíll get used to it.
Forum: Commuting
05-19-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,259
Posted By cat0020

Nice day out yesterday.. not so much this...

Nice day out yesterday.. not so much this morning..
https://i.imgur.com/6SQbySU.jpg
04-20-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,045
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Wow and wow. Terrifying. For sure I would never...

Wow and wow. Terrifying. For sure I would never run a hookless rim on a tandem, OMG no. For our 287 lb. team, I'd run those 38s at 75-80 for tubes and the same for tubeless just to protect the rims....
04-12-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 865
Posted By Radsboy

Just gave up my car

Hi folks, new member here: 1st post.

I'm 73 and live in a small town in Maine, pop. 6,000+. I'm retired, living on a very small Social Security benefit, and really very comfortable. But: my old...
03-29-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,685
Posted By Velogoth

Bike co-ops are different from bike shops. Many...

Bike co-ops are different from bike shops. Many are volunteer based organizations dedicated to getting/keeping people on bikes. It might be worth seeing if there are any in the area, and what kind...
03-28-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,284
Posted By dabac

Really, shouldnít we be more concerned with how a...

Really, shouldnít we be more concerned with how a vehicle is actually operated rather than with what else it might be capable of?
It seems to work for cars.
And itís absolutely no problem to ride...
03-25-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 626
Posted By squirtdad

no blindness just actual experience of thousands...

no blindness just actual experience of thousands of people vs one person, just because you have issues does not make it generically true, true for you perhaps but user error has not been ruled out...
03-03-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,274
Posted By Kedosto

Thatís one of the wildest collections of stems...

Thatís one of the wildest collections of stems Iíve ever seen.

I canít help but think thereís a significant bike fit problem here. Iíve never seen an outlier part installed on a bike that wasnít...
02-23-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,722
Posted By gpburdell

Broad topic. Worth doing some reading on your...

Broad topic. Worth doing some reading on your own. Click Me (https://duckduckgo.com/?q=bicycle+safety+for+beginners&t=newext&atb=v265-1&ia=web)

Generally....
Be Visible. Wear bright colors....
02-04-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By Ryan_M

Um ok, first if it comes with MT200 and that's...

Um ok, first if it comes with MT200 and that's not good enough I'd replace the levers as well. FWIW I found the upgrading from MT200 to M6000 to be well worth the money. I'm curious by the question...
02-01-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,523
Posted By Rdmonster69

This thread is pretty interesting. I'm 51 and...

This thread is pretty interesting. I'm 51 and have the same size waist as I did when I was in college. I hate the gym and I hate working out but I am there all the time. That's how manage to keep in...
01-26-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,494
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've been using whey protein of one sort or...

I've been using whey protein of one sort or another ever since my legs started hurting all the time from simple consistent training, maybe 20 years. They never used to, but our ability to assimilate...
01-19-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,947
Posted By 55murray

You are pretty light, do 32mm. I don't think you...

You are pretty light, do 32mm. I don't think you need wider than that.
01-14-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,741
Posted By Paul J

That would be a pretty good price for a T900 in...

That would be a pretty good price for a T900 in good condition at about half of the original price. It is a solid "comfort bike" style and one you could enjoy for many years. Most of these you...
01-12-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,851
Posted By shelbyfv

It's going to be difficult to find a bike within...

It's going to be difficult to find a bike within your budget that will hold your weight. Cycling is fun but it's definitely not the best exercise for losing weight. Put your $ into a gym...
01-11-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,665
Posted By woodcraft

IME, sealant just doesn't work that well. ...

IME, sealant just doesn't work that well. Punctures sort of seal, but intermittently leak & spit at road pressures.

Heading out on a ride with a leaky tire is not good, so why bother? I have...
01-10-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,301
Posted By gpburdell

Good question - essentially you're looking for a...

Good question - essentially you're looking for a powerbank with a very low threshhold for auto-shutoff.

Just tried my Aeropex with the Aukey powerbank I had handy and it shuts off as you describe....
Replies: 53
Views: 26,758
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I mentioned above (in post 38) that I have bad...

I mentioned above (in post 38) that I have bad knees. And mentioned that after a long ride I find it is easier to walk up a flight of stairs if I rode my 170mm crankarm bike instead of one of my...
12-09-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,702
Posted By urbanknight

True, but that often just means one impoverished...

True, but that often just means one impoverished person is giving more of their money to another impoverished person instead of finding the root of the cause. Not saying that makes an excuse to not...
12-09-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,702
Posted By canopus

I understand that, but tips should not be counted...

I understand that, but tips should not be counted on. No one should get angry at me for telling me a price, me giving that price and then getting upset for not getting more than was requested.
I...
12-03-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By rsbob

I believe the + means all inclusive. Besides,...

I believe the + means all inclusive. Besides, since you are a cyclist your fitness and relative health probably makes you comparable to a 50 or 45 year old.

Being in my mid 60s, I have not...
11-25-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By gearbasher

Removing the thief that was stealing your bike?

Removing the thief that was stealing your bike?
11-24-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,937
Posted By Kapusta

Any triple will get him the range he needs in the...

Any triple will get him the range he needs in the front. And any number of long cage RDs will give him the capacity to do so. No need for anything exotic or expensive to do this.

You are way...
11-24-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,937
Posted By Kapusta

Really? You don’t get why nobody is spending $750...

Really? You don’t get why nobody is spending $750 for something that can be accomplished with a $25 front derailleur that weighs less and has less drag? :foo:

$750 and you still need gears in the...
11-21-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,936
Posted By exile

I am not sure what type of riding you do or if...

I am not sure what type of riding you do or if you are looking for cycling specific gear, but my suggestion would be to just layer what you have.
Forum: Recumbent
11-17-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,972
Posted By bjjoondo

If you wanted something higher pressure, Schwalbe...

If you wanted something higher pressure, Schwalbe made a 16 in. and 20 in. Marathon RACER tire that is 85 psi max and has the level 4 protection too! I'm using the 16 in. RACER on the front of my...
11-17-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,247
Posted By ThermionicScott

The rims aren't the problem. The front brake...

The rims aren't the problem. The front brake looks like it's poorly designed when it comes to tire clearance, or might not be set up right.

You need new tires anyway. A set of slick 26"x1.75"...
11-12-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,440
Posted By Iride01

I don't even look. I just ride and hold my line....

I don't even look. I just ride and hold my line. When I hear the engine rev up, I know they are about to pass.

With even just a 45 mph (72 kph) closure speed on you, the vehicle is gaining 66 feet...
11-11-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,219
Posted By 2old

When common sense and the law are at odds, I'll...

When common sense and the law are at odds, I'll just follow the law. Our culture has individuals that hate to see anyone else having fun. The haters can continue to hate. Welcome to my ignore list.
11-09-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 950
Posted By squirtdad

I have pasela 27 1 1/4 on one bike, they seem a...

I have pasela 27 1 1/4 on one bike, they seem a lot bigger and sure are not fast, actually feel sluggish, but it is on a city go get a beer bike so no problem

I have 28mm gravel kings and are...
10-24-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,523
Posted By Inusuit

I try to eat healthy without obsessing about it. ...

I try to eat healthy without obsessing about it. I alternate weights/resistance with bike for cardio, 45-75 miles a week. At 77, I weigh 5-6 pounds more than I did in high school. Most of that is...
09-15-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,376
Posted By shelbyfv

You are just making this up. Ride your hybrid...

You are just making this up. Ride your hybrid 30+ miles and see for yourself.:rolleyes:
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