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08-15-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,634
Posted By flangehead

The solution is what many BF participants do:...

The solution is what many BF participants do: ride predictably, conspicuously and often. That converts the unexpected into the expected.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to ride to the grocery...
08-14-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 362
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

No, this flies in the face of reality. The tire...

No, this flies in the face of reality. The tire didn't get pushed off the rim by the tube blowing out. The tire first was not seated fully and as it crept up off the rim the tube then expanded out...
08-13-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 213
Posted By cxwrench

Could be the hanger but I'm betting not. You...

Could be the hanger but I'm betting not. You didn't replace the housing, did you? That's more important than a new cable unless you have a frayed cable in the shifter. All of the friction comes from...
08-12-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,523
Posted By 70sSanO

In the end it really doesn’t matter if the OP...

In the end it really doesn’t matter if the OP wants to ride an inexpensive full suspension mtb. It probably takes him wherever he rides and he doesn’t need anything more.

John
08-12-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 425
Posted By SurferRosa

"Sweet! Is that a real Shelby Cobra?" "No,...

"Sweet! Is that a real Shelby Cobra?"

"No, kit."

"Oh. Oh well."
08-12-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 528
Posted By rickpaulos

This one is hanging in my living room as art. ...

This one is hanging in my living room as art.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x2000/p8120944_42caaa9a923e8ee5d0923edd0ed712c61e6de3bc.jpg
08-12-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,148
Posted By Eric F

I have the Wolf Tooth ones on my MTB, but I...

I have the Wolf Tooth ones on my MTB, but I already had the tool for them. I haven't seen CL lock rings that will work with both tools, but I haven't really looked.
08-12-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,403
Posted By WhyFi

How do you know if someone is vegan rides a...

How do you know if someone is vegan rides a 'bent? Don't worry - they'll tell you.
08-12-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,148
Posted By VegasJen

Thanks for the primer. I'll look into the...

Thanks for the primer. I'll look into the tool(s) for such maintenance. I never really gave much thought to gears wearing out before. Never really had a bike long enough, or put enough miles on...
08-11-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,148
Posted By VegasJen

Thanks for the help so far guys. The good thing...

Thanks for the help so far guys. The good thing is that this is not my only bike, so I'm not dead in the water here.
I do. Mostly because there always seems to be more projects than money. I...
08-11-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,634
Posted By prj71

I travel all over the midwest and used to live in...

I travel all over the midwest and used to live in MI and I make a trek west every year (WY, CO, MT area) fishing and I see roads like the ones near my house all the time and people biking on them. ...
08-11-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,148
Posted By Eric F

If VegasJen wants this wheel, PM me the cost for...

If VegasJen wants this wheel, PM me the cost for shipping and where to send money (PayPal, Venmo preferred). I'll pick up the cost for shipping.
08-11-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,634
Posted By rsbob

Best practices when there is no shoulder? -...

Best practices when there is no shoulder?

- If you can, avoid riding during rush hours since you may create backups and pissed off drivers wanting to take it out on you.
- Ride so that overtaking...
08-11-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,148
Posted By Bald Paul

Well, maybe not. :) I have a Mavic rear wheel...

Well, maybe not. :)
I have a Mavic rear wheel for Shimano 11 speed cassette (you would need a spacer for your 8 speed) that was only used indoors on a trainer. 20 spoke count with flat bladed...
08-11-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,634
Posted By prj71

Sounds like my state might take care of it's road...

Sounds like my state might take care of it's road systems a bit better is the vibe I'm getting here. Not that we don't have broken pavement, patches and pot holes in some areas, but for the most...
08-11-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,634
Posted By livedarklions

In my state, I actually feel safer on a 55 mph...

In my state, I actually feel safer on a 55 mph road with broad, well-paved shoulders than I do on winding 2 lane roads with rolling hills and much lower speed limits. Those never have shoulders, and...
08-11-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,634
Posted By rsbob

Ever notice how people with the strongest...

Ever notice how people with the strongest opinions (like against Varia radar, or whatever) are the ones with no direct first hand experience?

scary.
08-11-22, 05:11 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,634
Posted By livedarklions

Right. Shoulders are probably the least...

Right.
Shoulders are probably the least standardized part of US roads, so having a general rule is not reasonable when the specific roads you ride on are going to vary so much. I've ridden on 55...
08-10-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,634
Posted By Iride01

It's common sense to accept and cower to assaults...

It's common sense to accept and cower to assaults for something you are allowed to do? You live in a different world that I do.

And for sure you live where I'm not. I can't assess whether or not...
08-09-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,634
Posted By CheGiantForLife

The ah-ha moment is that I should take up an...

The ah-ha moment is that I should take up an entire lane.
It never occurred to me to do that, as it seems reckless and selfish.
But, I agree that it's probably safer for the biker.
My instinct was...
08-08-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By 70sSanO

I have those gloves in blue. I’m guessing they...

I have those gloves in blue. I’m guessing they are knockoffs because I couldn’t find a Therma Fleece model on Pi site. They have held up well so far. Better than some other gloves.

Sizing is a...
08-08-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By rsbob

Probably knock-offs. Ali-Express sells tons of...

Probably knock-offs. Ali-Express sells tons of those exact gloves
08-08-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,634
Posted By Iride01

prj71 In the last link you provided it's...

prj71

In the last link you provided it's interesting that all the illustrations of a single cyclist show them in the center of their lane!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 896
Posted By Redbullet

Just to highlight the challenge: what would be...

Just to highlight the challenge: what would be the market value in this case? "Second hand" price can solve it for cars. But a second hand similar bike can not be the solution here, because it is...
08-08-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,634
Posted By livedarklions

This discussion of shoulders reminds me of...

This discussion of shoulders reminds me of umpteen discussions of MUPs. It invariably comes down to people picturing very different things--I ride a MUP where I can hit 25 mph on a couple of...
08-08-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,634
Posted By base2

Whenever I hear someone say that they "feel"...

Whenever I hear someone say that they "feel" safer riding salmon, I ask them how many collisions they have had.

The answer is invariably non-zero.

Ride where drivers are looking, be...
08-08-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,634
Posted By hankj

Yeah it's the die thing. I've been hit probably 5...

Yeah it's the die thing. I've been hit probably 5 or 6 times in the city. I've lived in cities mostly for 40 year and cycle in them all the time. In the city I can minimize the potential of death or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 896
Posted By Mojo31

If this is for an insurance claim, then I doubt...

If this is for an insurance claim, then I doubt many insurance adjusters would distinguish between a damaged bike and damaged components. The fact that the wheels are damaged, the shifter and other...
08-07-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By Camilo

But to answer your actual question - no it...

But to answer your actual question - no it doesn't, and it isn't a stupid question.

If you don't shift down to the smallest sprocket, but are somewhere in the middle, It's best if you put it back...
08-07-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,403
Posted By rsbob

Fell into that trap once with my bony butt. ...

Fell into that trap once with my bony butt. Bought a super squishy cutout saddle. The first hour was great but then it became horrible. It was moved to the mountain bike for short rides since I am...
08-07-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By Steve B.

Easiest method for R wheel removal and install is...

Easiest method for R wheel removal and install is to shift chain down to smallest cog. Makes it easier to get the chain back on the cassette when putting wheel back.
08-07-22, 12:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,403
Posted By Ironfish653

I found the same thing with padded gloves; the...

I found the same thing with padded gloves; the more you do it, the less you find you need.
08-05-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 419
Posted By indyfabz

+1 /thread

+1

/thread
08-05-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,403
Posted By Koyote

I think most people with gel seats are either (1)...

I think most people with gel seats are either (1) low-mileage riders, or (2) have never tried a good saddle for more than a trip around the parking lot.
08-03-22, 04:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 295
Posted By alcjphil

11 tooth cogs wear out much faster than 14 tooth...

11 tooth cogs wear out much faster than 14 tooth cogs
They also are not as smooth http://chain-guide.com/basics/2-2-1-chordal-action.html
08-02-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By base2

Make cars feel dangerous again. Too often the...

Make cars feel dangerous again. Too often the design is to insulate & distract the driver from the task of driving. The better it does this the more expensive & luxurious the car is considered to be....
08-02-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,403
Posted By indyfabz

potd!

potd!
08-02-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By Victor626

thanks , good information on winter items, I’ll...

thanks , good information on winter items, I’ll keep that in mind. I’m planning on doing something similar, with the option off adding a subway ride every once in a while- Union station to North...
08-02-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,403
Posted By WhyFi

It's not "going commando" if the garment is made...

It's not "going commando" if the garment is made to be worn next to the skin. Are you "going commando" when you wear a swimsuit?
...
08-01-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,403
Posted By Eric F

I would suggest taking with some other ladies who...

I would suggest taking with some other ladies who are serious cyclists about what they do and why.

I look at my cycling bibs the same as underwear - wash after every use.
08-01-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,403
Posted By genejockey

"Is anything worn under bike shorts?" "No! It's...

"Is anything worn under bike shorts?"
"No! It's all in perfect working order!"
08-01-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 437
Posted By andrewclaus

Try a half-link...

Try a half-link...
07-31-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 595
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I will disagree with this statement. The most...

I will disagree with this statement. The most easily snagged position for a QR skewer lever to be at is when is points away from the stays/blades. For a front wheel this means pointing forwards or...
07-31-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,403
Posted By VegasJen

Thanks for that. The only bib I'm used to is the...

Thanks for that. The only bib I'm used to is the number bib I pin to my shirt for running/triathlon events.
07-31-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,403
Posted By WhyFi

Or just about anybody that wants them to stay in...

Or just about anybody that wants them to stay in place, during long and/or strenuous rides, without undue constriction around the waist.

Oh, and to avoid plumber's crack.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 654
Posted By indyfabz

:rolleyes: Good lord. How am I not dead then...

:rolleyes: Good lord. How am I not dead then having ridden fully loaded bikes down mountains in rain, sleet and snow, among other things, with only rim brakes?
07-31-22, 04:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 400
Posted By tFUnK

First confirm what size headset/steer tube that...

First confirm what size headset/steer tube that frame has. It'll either be 1" or 1 1/8". If it's 1" it will be more difficult to find a suspension fork. You have a threaded headset now; most forks...
07-30-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,403
Posted By shelbyfv

At least he had enough sense to wear a...

At least he had enough sense to wear a shirt.:twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 654
Posted By terrymorse

Koolstop salmon pads. Best pads for wet...

Koolstop salmon pads. Best pads for wet conditions.

Kool Stop International - High Performance Bicycle Brake Pads Since 1977 (http://www.koolstop.com/english/road_pad.html)
07-30-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 595
Posted By JohnDThompson

Yes, that would be a "horizontal" dropout. ...

Yes, that would be a "horizontal" dropout.

N.B. the quick release in your picture is intended to be used with vertical dropouts and may not clamp firmly enough to prevent the wheel from pulling...
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