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Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,157
Posted By tomato coupe

I got bit on the ankle a few years ago -- I wear...

I got bit on the ankle a few years ago -- I wear spats now.
04-16-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 757
Posted By cbrstar

Currently I'm working as a Youth Employment...

Currently I'm working as a Youth Employment Councilor (18-25), and I've been coming across a huge amount of young people without drivers licenses. In fact I would say it's only 1/10 with a DL in my...
03-24-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 7,486
Posted By HTupolev

Those are vastly above the budgets relevant to...

Those are vastly above the budgets relevant to the article.
02-21-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,591
Posted By GlennR

There's always someone faster. If you're...

There's always someone faster.

If you're jealous of their speed.. train harder or buy a e-bike.

It seem all the people that I now that ride recreational at speeds 10mph and under have no...
01-16-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,636
Posted By Paul Barnard

What definition of lubricant are you using? ...

What definition of lubricant are you using? WD-40 is a lubricant by every definition with which I am familiar. I have no idea how the myth that it is not got started.
01-16-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,636
Posted By wolfchild

If bicycle chains really required so much special...

If bicycle chains really required so much special maintenance and all kinds of special water displacement procedures, I would give up cycling.
01-16-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,636
Posted By wolfchild

WD 40 is perfectly fine to use on the chain. I`ve...

WD 40 is perfectly fine to use on the chain. I`ve used WD 40 many times. A bicycle chain isn`t some complex machine and doesn`t require any special overpriced lubricants...Special chain maintenance...
01-04-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,085
Posted By Trevtassie

Weird thing is it turns out you don't need a...

Weird thing is it turns out you don't need a "tough on crime" justice system to reduce crime rates. It's much cheaper and nicer to have a decent social security system and social medicine system so...
Forum: Recumbent
01-02-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,093
Posted By FREEBIRD1

New Addition

Went to the bike shop for a few parts and came home with this machine, the Terra Trike Maverick, I have a few recumbents and upright bikes but no trikes, For $1199 assembled and set-up, it's pretty...
01-02-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,304
Posted By rydabent

I have been on recumbents both bike and now trike...

I have been on recumbents both bike and now trike for 15 years. I guess if I ever decided to ride dirt trails, which I dont with my bents, I would go to a crank forward bike.

I know that "gravel...
01-01-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,692
Posted By njkayaker

Most of what you learn is from hindsight.

Most of what you learn is from hindsight.
12-24-20, 02:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,055
Posted By vane171

Vendrame punched by motorist in road rage...

Vendrame punched by motorist in road rage incident (https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/vendrame-punched-by-motorist-in-road-rage-incident/)
Quote from the article
"“I was riding towards Conegliano to...
12-18-20, 04:41 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,787
Posted By wolfchild

LOL at people who complain about 50s and 60s as...

LOL at people who complain about 50s and 60s as being cold. Some people just don't know what real cold is.
12-18-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,787
Posted By Camilo

The short answer is to simply wear warmer things...

The short answer is to simply wear warmer things and/or more layers on the parts that are getting cold. Nobody can give you better advice than that. You have to figure out for yourself what you need...
Forum: Recumbent
12-09-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,953
Posted By Retro Grouch

What exactly are you thinking about doing? ...

What exactly are you thinking about doing?

First the frame stress issue. You can't normally just install a 559 rear rim on a trike that was designed around a 406 rim. The tire will extend 3...
12-04-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,191
Posted By AlmostTrick

I tried them once but it didn't work out. I got...

I tried them once but it didn't work out. I got clipped in just fine, but wasn't able to un-clip. The bike is in the back of my garage with shoes still attached.
11-22-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,517
Posted By rsbob

[QUOTE=CargoDane;21801411]It is not "diluted" to...

[QUOTE=CargoDane;21801411]It is not "diluted" to use "cyclist" to mean anyone on a bicycle/tricycle and whatnot. It's an umbrella-term. Just like "pedestrian" and "motorist". Hell, even...
11-21-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,517
Posted By CargoDane

I couldn't be bothered watching 12 minutes of...

I couldn't be bothered watching 12 minutes of video.

Of course he is a "cyclist". Everyone on a bicycle (or trike, or unicycle) is a frigging cyclist. That's like saying people in cars or on...
11-20-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,990
Posted By Litespud

it’s a $50 bike, and riding on the beach sounds...

it’s a $50 bike, and riding on the beach sounds like a lot of fun. Hose it off at the end of the day and squirt some lube on the drivetrain occasionally. It’s going to corrode a bit, but not so it’ll...
11-08-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 11,786
Posted By Kapusta

If you find no enjoyment at this point, its...

If you find no enjoyment at this point, its probably just not for you.
10-29-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,195
Posted By wolfchild

It's all about wicking fabrics and knowing how to...

It's all about wicking fabrics and knowing how to layer... You don't need cycling-specific clothing to ride a bicycle. There are plenty of non-cycling clothes out there which are perfectly suitable...
10-03-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,683
Posted By Milton Keynes

I think a kid in my hometown pioneered that 40...

I think a kid in my hometown pioneered that 40 years ago when he rode his bike around town without a seat on it.
09-24-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By Helldorado

Relax. I believe that good design can, in some...

Relax. I believe that good design can, in some cases, ascend to the plane of artistry. Be that as it may, I was using the term loosely, as a way to express my admiration for the elegance and...
09-23-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,873
Posted By tpadul

The Sturmey Archer Hub? I was surprised myself...

The Sturmey Archer Hub? I was surprised myself and I think that is why I decided that it was worth getting for her since she really wanted it, I've taken it for a spin around our subdivision and...
09-22-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 9,568
Posted By genejockey

What if Grant Peterson is neither a visionary nor...

What if Grant Peterson is neither a visionary nor a snake oil salesman, but just some guy who likes a certain kind of bike and a certain kind of riding, and found a way to make a living selling that...
09-22-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,873
Posted By fujidon

I would love to see more folks cycling. It's good...

I would love to see more folks cycling. It's good for health (mental and physical) and for this blue marble we live on. If that means riding an inexpensive bike from a discount department store, I'm...
09-21-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 9,568
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Most people, including most bicyclists, might bat...

Most people, including most bicyclists, might bat both eyes at complete bicycles costing over $1000. The enthusiasts and bicycling mavens who are aware (let alone care) of the existence of Grant...
09-20-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 9,568
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

See the Discussion List, "Fifty Plus (50+)" for...

See the Discussion List, "Fifty Plus (50+)" for numerous posts and threads dedicated to fetish-like obsession with bicycling "performance" (speed, mileage, "dropping" (or being dropped by) strangers,...
09-19-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 9,568
Posted By Happy Feet

Interesting to look at the history of bicycle...

Interesting to look at the history of bicycle design and how it effects peoples view of them.

Pre war era bicycles had a definite split between utility (Riv Aesthetic) and racing design. Most...
09-03-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,605
Posted By commo_soulja

Yours too? So does mine! but she's got early...

Yours too? So does mine! but she's got early onset Alzheimers so every once in a while a get granny panties to wear. Such a treat!
09-02-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,605
Posted By trailangel

My mom always buys my underwear and lays it out...

My mom always buys my underwear and lays it out for me
08-30-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,539
Posted By mstateglfr

I have chapstick and often jokingly mock what my...

I have chapstick and often jokingly mock what my wife uses because its 5x more expensive and is called something like 'lip hydration care'. Its just chapstick.

But when it comes to a glove...
08-25-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 9,645
Posted By Maelochs

Basically, no bike helmet is going to do much for...

Basically, no bike helmet is going to do much for you at any speed over 15-20 mph. And below that ... even the $30 Bell from Walmart passes the same minimum safety standards.

I know MIPS and...
08-22-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 12,034
Posted By downtube42

He could have ridden that horse east 300 miles,...

He could have ridden that horse east 300 miles, and still been in west Texas. I thought it was further yet, as far as Ranger, but per boilermaker1 it's defined by the capstone escarpment. That puts...
08-19-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 12,034
Posted By GlennR

I was at a LBS and saw one hanging on the wall. I...

I was at a LBS and saw one hanging on the wall. I asked if I could take it down to get a closer look. The sales person asked if I wanted to take it for a ride... it was his bike. I did and rode it...
08-19-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,983
Posted By Maelochs

A lot of people probably do want a drop-bar...

A lot of people probably do want a drop-bar "road" bike with wide tires---comfort and adaptability. A lot of others don't.

if you do ... get one, I guess. Oh, wait ... . you sort of did....
08-11-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,756
Posted By kingston

I always advise people to get an aluminium frame...

I always advise people to get an aluminium frame w/105 for their first bike. It's good enough that it won't hold you back for the first couple of seasons. If you're still into cycling an a couple of...
08-05-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,489
Posted By aclinjury

Oh please stop bagging on California. Do you...

Oh please stop bagging on California. Do you realize what a mess it would be, and the amount money it would take, if CA was to throw all the homeless bicycle thieves in jail? The resources it takes...
08-02-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 9,821
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I remember when there were no cell phones, and I...

I remember when there were no cell phones, and I was free to ride, camp, hunt, and do so many things without having to check messages and emails. Believe it or not, it was completely possible to have...
08-02-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 9,821
Posted By Buzzkill53120

I carry a phone for maps and emergencies. GPS...

I carry a phone for maps and emergencies. GPS will work w/o cell service, but you need to have maps downloaded to determine where you are. You can download maps from Google Maps beforehand. I've not...
07-30-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,150
Posted By fietsbob

A recumbent, with suspension. ...

A recumbent, with suspension.





:innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 23,113
Posted By MoAlpha

God, I hate that too. I like "cycling costume." ...

God, I hate that too. I like "cycling costume."

Cheers, mate.;)
07-19-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,440
Posted By rydabent

I had to bike to school as a kid, and even then I...

I had to bike to school as a kid, and even then I dont remember of crashing. As an adult I started in riding again to ride with my sons, about 40 years ago, and have continued to ride. Happy to...
07-10-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,866
Posted By slowpacer

It's not only amazon trucks in my area, it's ups,...

It's not only amazon trucks in my area, it's ups, fedex, other delivery trucks/cars and etc. Online business is booming for some and brick and mortar stores are going bankrupt as a result of the...
07-09-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,530
Posted By 2old

Guess I've been "lucky" with all 10 or so DIY...

Guess I've been "lucky" with all 10 or so DIY ebikes I've assembled.
07-05-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,101
Posted By General Geoff

self-identification is not required to fit a...

self-identification is not required to fit a definition.
07-05-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,101
Posted By General Geoff

That sounds like a "No True Scotsman" fallacy. ...

That sounds like a "No True Scotsman" fallacy.

I am a cycling enthusiast, and I wholly support the Websters definition of cyclist.
07-05-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,101
Posted By General Geoff

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyclist...

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyclist?src=search-dict-box


Using a bicycle as a conveyance does, in fact, instantly make you a cyclist.
07-05-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,101
Posted By General Geoff

Anyone riding a bike is a cyclist, just as anyone...

Anyone riding a bike is a cyclist, just as anyone driving a car is a motorist.

Cycling enthusiasts are a much smaller subset of cyclists as a whole, just as car enthusiasts are a small subset of...
07-05-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 16,250
Posted By livedarklions

There's so much "no true Scotsman" fallacy going...

There's so much "no true Scotsman" fallacy going on in this thread. You and I can't be "real" bicyclists because we don't use SPDs.
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