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Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,668
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Subs go in handlebar bags. ...

Subs go in handlebar bags.

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,668
Posted By mstateglfr

Its perhaps overkill, but calling it stupid is...

Its perhaps overkill, but calling it stupid is pretty lame.
There are a ton of different ways to skin this cat, just be OK with that.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,668
Posted By nomadmax

I can't understand why someone would get their...

I can't understand why someone would get their panties in a bunch about what someone else has on their bicycle? Life doesn't bring them regular/real problems and this is all they have to work on? ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,668
Posted By znomit

Itís for people who ride for longer than you too,...

Itís for people who ride for longer than you too, without stopping.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,668
Posted By Unca_Sam

It's probable that such a bag is the least...

It's probable that such a bag is the least invasive way to carry stuff on their wunder-aero bike. I'm not sure they even come with fender mounts at the drop outs anymore.
Rather than wear a pack,...
08-21-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By MarcusT

I hear strange noises at night. Maybe I should...

I hear strange noises at night. Maybe I should not leave food out after midnight....
08-19-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,327
Posted By DrIsotope

Careful on that slippery slope! If it's not...

Careful on that slippery slope! If it's not bespoke and handbuilt, it must be terrible.
But then again, where did that builder source his materials? Better get to building a forge and start...
08-12-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,046
Posted By BadGrandma

I rode home a couple of times with cracked ribs...

I rode home a couple of times with cracked ribs because I was too stupid to let the bike fall away from me. Not fun. And the last time was around 20 years ago. Time flies. Technology advances.
08-10-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,046
Posted By velopig

Lets see, our clothing was wool, chamois were...

Lets see, our clothing was wool, chamois were actually made from deer hides, no carbon anything, brakes sucked, sucked even more when it rained, rims were soft and wore quickly, 5 in the back, down...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,831
Posted By frankenmike

As previously stated, forget trying to prolong...

As previously stated, forget trying to prolong winter chains. Lube it throughout the season, then get a new one. Single gear drivetrains help.
08-10-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By mtb_addict

so looks like we four candidates: 1. special...

so looks like we four candidates:

1. special rack with long bar single attachment point at brake bridge....
08-08-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,046
Posted By Reynolds

He posts from his phone and is in a spot with low...

He posts from his phone and is in a spot with low reception.
08-04-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,163
Posted By alcjphil

Just to be clear: A CO2 cartridge does not repair...

Just to be clear: A CO2 cartridge does not repair a flat tire. All that it does is to inflate an already repaired or replaced inner tube. A pump will do the same job, albeit more slowly. The ease of...
08-02-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,163
Posted By njkayaker

From watching other people use CO2, the failure...

From watching other people use CO2, the failure rate is very high.

Make sure you practice at home.
08-01-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,091
Posted By scrapser

Why is it so Difficult to Produce a Decent Rear View Streaming Camera/Screen?

Garmin has GPS navigation screens that beat smart phone screens in sunlight hands down. There are dozens of companies making micro/mini video cameras. Long lasting, high capacity batteries are now...
07-30-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,163
Posted By genejockey

My experience is that it's really easy to FAIL TO...

My experience is that it's really easy to FAIL TO inflate your tires with CO2. I practiced at home, and it worked great! By the time I needed it, though, I must have forgotten something, because 2...
07-24-20, 01:58 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,197
Posted By martl

looking at the toolset some carry around, i...

looking at the toolset some carry around, i really wonder if one could make a folding wheel truing stand, frame building jig, and Oxy-Acetylene torch - seems to be the only tools missing to be ready...
07-22-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,197
Posted By plonz

Iím not much on big packs and roadside repairs. 1...

Iím not much on big packs and roadside repairs. 1 tube, 2 levers, CO2 cartridge and inflater. Most importantly, a cell phone for when I need one of those tools everyone else carries :)
07-20-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,473
Posted By strangdang

Fenders

One thing to watch out for. It seems it became a selling point for all these tray rack manufacturers to claim that their racks don't touch the frame. The way they do it is for the anti-sway bars to...
07-15-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,473
Posted By pdlamb

While I've only been using a similar carrier for...

While I've only been using a similar carrier for 15 years, I haven't seen that kind of damage (yet).
06-30-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,922
Posted By livedarklions

Yeah, the clipless guys always tell me that stuff...

Yeah, the clipless guys always tell me that stuff as I pass them while they're still trying to get clipped in.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,552
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Recalling my years in engineering school a...

Recalling my years in engineering school a million years ago, even with "accurate" equipment and testing, test results were typically nothing more than an average of values. There wasn't any "one...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,552
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I think the obvious takeaway from this thread is...

I think the obvious takeaway from this thread is someone needs to donate a power meter to aid Rides4Beer's testing.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 14,201
Posted By WhyFi

Lol - yeah, you tell that guy about his risk of...

Lol - yeah, you tell that guy about his risk of injury and infection. What is he thinking?! He's sure to end up in the doctor's office.


:innocent:
04-27-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,182
Posted By Henny

I ride the same 25 mile ride most weekdays. Why? ...

I ride the same 25 mile ride most weekdays. Why? My entire adult life I never had consistency. As a police officer, I had rotating schedules and no day was ever the same. Now that Iím retired, itís...
04-13-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,091
Posted By pdlamb

Snowbird. Fly south for the winter. Predicted...

Snowbird. Fly south for the winter. Predicted low for this week is 39F, and you get to post snarky replies to people who're stuck up north all winter long.

(Of course, I'd miss hearing about all...
04-06-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,359
Posted By BobbyMo

allen key pedal

Apologies if someone already responded with this suggestion. All major automotive tool manufacturers make sockets with Allen keys that can be used with the longest breaker bars. And if that;s not...
04-02-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,359
Posted By IsleRide

Isn't this a C&V thread? I had a drawer full of...

Isn't this a C&V thread?
I had a drawer full of various SPD pedals. Finally threw them all away. I ride various flat touring pedals with half-clips. Liberating.
03-02-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 8,757
Posted By Paul Barnard

I thought this was pretty interesting. ...

I thought this was pretty interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNedIJBZpgM
01-01-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,526
Posted By AU Tiger

One jacket that fits that category is the Endura...

One jacket that fits that category is the Endura Windchill (https://www.endurasport.com/Windchill-Jacket/p/bE9102). I ordered one to compare with the Gore jackets I was also considering. It has a...
08-09-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,849
Posted By livedarklions

Yeah, no. I'm not "missing" anything. In my...

Yeah, no. I'm not "missing" anything. In my younger days, I was essentially forced to do stretches, and they never made anything better. I also find them quite unpleasant. As a result, I have no...
06-17-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,955
Posted By caloso

I was just going to recommend the Race Face...

I was just going to recommend the Race Face Chesters.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,244
Posted By seedsbelize

Platforms

Platforms
Forum: Touring
06-03-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,304
Posted By noglider

Some people aren't very prone to those injuries,...

Some people aren't very prone to those injuries, perhaps because that sort of injury is rare, perhaps even rarer among those who don't ride hard. Anxiety is real, and it can be enough of a reason not...
Forum: Touring
06-01-19, 12:38 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,304
Posted By noglider

Rick, tour de france riders have different needs...

Rick, tour de france riders have different needs than Joe Average.
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,304
Posted By Happy Feet

I can agree with all that :) I see clipless...

I can agree with all that :)

I see clipless and platforms as tools for different jobs with pros and cons to each.
05-24-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,885
Posted By bikeme

Just, wow.

This forum seems to have a few know-it-all, snarky bullies on it that make it unpleasant to use. It's no surprise, forums of all topics have them. In response, I will no longer engage them and...
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,304
Posted By jrickards

"They're the worst of everything..." LOL I'm...

"They're the worst of everything..." LOL

I'm learning that these straps aren't as good as I had thought. I just thought that they'd be a way of wearing flat shoes but having some means of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,862
Posted By Psimet2001

Yup. This is why I hate discussing that stuff. If...

Yup. This is why I hate discussing that stuff. If it's not a unilateral "wow, this is better" for almost everyone then we will always debate it. That, by its essence, means it's not as great of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,208
Posted By tyrion

I recommend a mini-pump with a flexible hose that...

I recommend a mini-pump with a flexible hose that screws on to the valve (like the Air Profil FC02). The flexible hose allows you to position the pump for the most comfort.
05-05-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,369
Posted By xroadcharlie

Tripple vs Double chainring.

I like a single chainring for it's simplicity and appearance and with the right cassette might be fine for many of us. But since the chainring derailleur is already there, Why don't more bikes use a...
Forum: Commuting
04-21-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,920
Posted By alan s

I have Marathon Supremes on 3 bikes. On my...

I have Marathon Supremes on 3 bikes. On my dropbar bike, 700x28 is great for paved roads and 700x40 is best on gravel. I have two wheelsets, so it’s easy to switch. Perhaps the 35s would be a good...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-18, 01:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,357
Posted By angerdan

Topeak Quicktrack

Great supplier for trunk racks and rack packs! Check the Quicktrack system (:
topeak.com/global/en/technology/10-quicktrack%e2%84%a2...
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