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08-09-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 509
Posted By Broctoon

It's not as common as the deeply flawed claim...

It's not as common as the deeply flawed claim that if you don't believe something will benefit you personally (whether or not you've even tried it), then nobody else will benefit from it either. You...
08-08-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 607
Posted By Wildwood

Love the title. Stay off Craig’s, faceBooked,...

Love the title.
Stay off Craig’s, faceBooked, etc. = too much to buy at the $100 level - bikes, parts and novel ideas.
08-08-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,920
Posted By easyupbug

That is a discouraging indictment of the...

That is a discouraging indictment of the industry. I helped a neighbor with a new to him 3 year old Cannondale CAAD 12. Took a ride and wow what an improvement over the Cannondale I once owned...
08-06-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,544
Posted By tomato coupe

There seems to be no limit to this guy's...

There seems to be no limit to this guy's obtusiveness.
08-06-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 607
Posted By fender1

I’ll take “Things I Don’t Need” for $100 Alex! 1986 Cannondale SM700

This bike appeared locally and being a sucker for roller cam brakes, how could I say no?

This is a 1 owner, 1986 SM700 that seems to be original, save a rear tire replacement. It has a full...
08-06-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,152
Posted By urbanknight

Absolutely agreed. With that in mind, I figure...

Absolutely agreed. With that in mind, I figure for those who aren’t suffering from some extreme discomfort or saddle sores, maybe what they don’t know won’t hurt them?

it’s too easy to think that...
08-05-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,049
Posted By Kapusta

Yep. I think my 2012 Turner 5-Spot was one of the...

Yep. I think my 2012 Turner 5-Spot was one of the last high end 26ers made. By the following year, they were practically dead in the high end market. Kept it going as long as I could, but once I...
08-05-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,010
Posted By VegasJen

Dude, sure I lock my bike up. I leave it on my...

Dude, sure I lock my bike up. I leave it on my rack all the time. But I'm not afraid it's going to get stolen while I run in to pay for gas. JHC, man. Pick nits somewhere else.
08-04-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,010
Posted By VegasJen

I'm am in the desert. Thanks for the tip on...

I'm am in the desert. Thanks for the tip on Pledge.

Indeed it has been dry this year, even by desert standards. I think we got more rain in the last week than the entire preceding year. (BTW, I'm...
08-04-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,544
Posted By tempocyclist

Or that BikeForums is mainly frequented by...

Or that BikeForums is mainly frequented by Boomers wearing rose tinted glasses... 😂

I've got an old 80's road bike, and a new full carbon Di2 equipped road bike. The new bike is comfier, faster,...
08-04-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,544
Posted By Kapusta

Holy crap, man. This is what we have been telling...

Holy crap, man. This is what we have been telling you for the past 20 pages. And it is why your setup is ridiculous for most of them. And why so many of them are going with Endurance geometry and...
08-04-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,544
Posted By hazetguy

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/604x453/0fa493f976e21b6166b8bfae6f797d10169a567504a0f017f7e06d784cdaeb33_3005149030_27b1f5f85ee25f359d69f84137ba0d04a8a3b173.jpg
08-03-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 635
Posted By csport

The one on the right is the normal one. I...

The one on the right is the normal one.

I think the one on the left is missing the small axle which threads into the pedal with one end and into the crank arm with the other end. The purpose of...
08-03-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 287
Posted By alcjphil

Maybe we should all recall this thread:...

Maybe we should all recall this thread: https://www.bikeforums.net/singlespeed-fixed-gear/1256068-correct-chain-length-not-possible.html
08-03-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 392
Posted By Rolla

User name checks out.

User name checks out.
08-02-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By nlerner

Wait, this is C&V: If it's not broke, break...

Wait, this is C&V: If it's not broke, break it.
08-02-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,049
Posted By prj71

LOL. You couldn't be more wrong.

LOL.

You couldn't be more wrong.
07-31-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 587
Posted By Darth Lefty

Turns out the number one reason for through axles...

Turns out the number one reason for through axles on new road bikes is people on Bike Forums saying, “Your skewer is wrong. It’s the wrong kind of skewer, the handle is pointed in the wrong...
07-28-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 869
Posted By Broctoon

I agree with Terry Morse in disagreeing with that...

I agree with Terry Morse in disagreeing with that other guy.

Cotton is for casual activities and moderate conditions. In the heat, it traps sweat (does not evaporate easily) so keeps you too hot....
07-26-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,137
Posted By greasemonkey

First ride pics! Loving the Cinelli handlebars. ...

First ride pics! Loving the Cinelli handlebars. Still a long way to go with sandblast, paint, etc etc....but rides great!

...
07-25-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 999
Posted By himespau

"In before being yeeted (slang for being tossed...

"In before being yeeted (slang for being tossed out the window)" because I'm a troll/sockpuppet?
07-24-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By chaadster

Yeah…aand I also think that— and would wager good...

Yeah…aand I also think that— and would wager good money— that bike accidents when kids are on-board with parents, be they in seats or trailers, just aren’t “a thing,” even when adjusted for miles...
07-23-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,817
Posted By davester

You've come to the wrong place to find people to...

You've come to the wrong place to find people to talk you out of this.
07-22-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By Polaris OBark

Sorry, I repeated what you said before I read it....

Sorry, I repeated what you said before I read it. But I agree. Thanks also for being aware that something else might be going on here.
07-20-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 734
Posted By ThermionicScott

I just flipped through the current Panaracer...

I just flipped through the current Panaracer catalog again, and it's heartening how many true MTB tires they're still making in 26". They even make a GravelKing in 26", which they easily could have...
07-20-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 734
Posted By mtnbud

I recently had a tough time finding a 29 x 3"...

I recently had a tough time finding a 29 x 3" tire. None of the bike shops in my town had any and most online distributors were out of stock on that size. I do think we're going to have supply...
07-20-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,452
Posted By DorkDisk

I've a lot of 26ers, many with very nice...

I've a lot of 26ers, many with very nice wheelsets and agree that CR18 and Deore is a mild bummer. Having seen and having nicer wheels, its hard to accept the lack of high end in 26" wheels.

A...
07-20-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,452
Posted By Jeff Neese

Every wheel is a trade-off between strength,...

Every wheel is a trade-off between strength, weight, and cost. You seem to be prioritizing weight (and aerodynamics), but for wheels under discussion here (MTB or gravel bike with rim brakes) weight...
07-19-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,089
Posted By Korina

I bought a nice old bike for $75, put over $800...

I bought a nice old bike for $75, put over $800 into it, and it's probably still not objectively worth more than a couple hundred. Should I get insurance? :p
07-18-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 688
Posted By cyclezen

If you're in a mood to 'fix', have the knowhow or...

If you're in a mood to 'fix', have the knowhow or willing to do the investigative work to learn, have the tools, time and money to buy the needed parts - WHy Not?
Always nice to have a backup bike,...
07-18-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,920
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, 10:12 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,704
Posted By tomato coupe

This thread exists in an intellectual valley, so...

This thread exists in an intellectual valley, so it doesn't take any energy to descend into it. Unfortunately. it takes a lot of energy to leave the Valley.
07-18-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 734
Posted By ThermionicScott

Obsolescence seems to be more of a gray area than...

Obsolescence seems to be more of a gray area than a "now it's gone" sort of thing. Once something is no longer the "in" technology or standard, the fanciest or highest-quality versions of those...
07-18-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,704
Posted By indyfabz

African or European hill?

African or European hill?
07-14-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By SpeedofLite

Slingshot first hit the scene as a BMX bike in...

Slingshot first hit the scene as a BMX bike in the 80s. They followed up with mtb, road, tri, and CX models, possibly but not necessarily in that order.
I wasn't into the road race scene at all, but...
07-14-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,319
Posted By indyfabz

Wonder if U-Haul will start leasing bikes....

Wonder if U-Haul will start leasing bikes. :innocent:
07-14-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,294
Posted By livedarklions

And?

And?
07-13-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,294
Posted By mschwett

i disagree. some bikes sold have “too many” gears...

i disagree. some bikes sold have “too many” gears for some purposes. i live in a hilly place, am reasonably strong but far from a pro, and greatly enjoy going up huge hills and going fast on flats...
07-11-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,755
Posted By cyclezen

so, being very 'Off Topic" - I have a different...

so, being very 'Off Topic" - I have a different perspective on 'advice from slower' riders...
as a young person, enamored but vastly unknowledgeable about cycling, my primary and quite extensive...
07-10-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,294
Posted By tcs

Up to 36; here 'just' with 30: ...

Up to 36; here 'just' with 30:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/520x293/3_speed_hub_with_cassettes_8721c3f2469502674c3e3b5d81aa4b97f2f4438d.jpg
07-07-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 6,770
Posted By big john

We haven't had a front brake only thread in a...

We haven't had a front brake only thread in a while. This may be true when circumstances are ideal for it to be true. Most of our riding is not that and the rear brake is a valuable tool for...
07-05-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,638
Posted By urbanknight

Agreed, plus different people have different...

Agreed, plus different people have different needs or desires (especially since this subforum can include road, mountain, gravel, etc.). In the day of smart phones and ride share apps, a strong...
07-04-22, 04:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By thehammerdog

i ride a 56 road as well and my State Is a 54 and...

i ride a 56 road as well and my State Is a 54 and fits me well.
go smaller.
Forum: Commuting
07-03-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By holytrousers

No on the contrary, your idea is very interesting...

No on the contrary, your idea is very interesting !
Thank you for caring to lay it out :thumb:
Maybe the teachers explaining the importance of being cautious and always scanning the surroundings...
07-03-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 942
Posted By Iride01

Not every bike needs to be rescued. However...

Not every bike needs to be rescued. However steel and aluminum bikes don't need to go in the trash either. They need to go to a scrap yard so their materials get made into something else. If they...
06-30-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 562
Posted By flipchip

You're absolutely right about NORBA bikes. This...

You're absolutely right about NORBA bikes. This thing is my "urban assault" bike and its feels faster than my road bike. Could be placebo, but every time I ride it I come away pleasantly surprised,...
06-29-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,145
Posted By bamboobike4

Good point, especially since Cannondale paid...

Good point, especially since Cannondale paid homage in 2001 with their own update.
I'm building one now. The iconic look will remain, but peaking behind the graphics will reveal modern.
06-28-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,145
Posted By jim dandy

Iconic enough for me … 1988 Cannondale Black...

Iconic enough for me … 1988 Cannondale Black Lightning
JD...
06-27-22, 11:10 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 6,770
Posted By livedarklions

Don't wash your hands after cutting the peppers...

Don't wash your hands after cutting the peppers up and later you can simulate having a STD. OP seems to think that's a rite of passage.
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