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01-16-23, 09:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 414
Posted By JohnDThompson

Here's another one: ...

Here's another one:
https://silca.cc/pages/app-tire-pressure-calculator
11-17-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,173
Posted By zandoval

In my day... No Car... No Girls...

In my day... No Car... No Girls...
11-08-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,200
Posted By merlinextraligh

we simply donít have enough information to reach...

we simply donít have enough information to reach a conclusion.

Assume the truck was well in front of the cyclist; Truck signals its turn, and slows. Cyclist rides into the truckís blind spot....
10-07-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,264
Posted By Hermes

No political comments or discussion are allowed...

No political comments or discussion are allowed in the forum outside of P&R. Thank you for your compliance.
09-21-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,048
Posted By jon c.

I've never actually heard anyone complain because...

I've never actually heard anyone complain because someone on an ebike passed them. Most of what I read are complaints of inexperienced riders going too fast in crowded spaces.
09-18-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By tkamd73

or an F150, more pickups and SUVs on the road,...

or an F150, more pickups and SUVs on the road, then cars.
Looks staged, Hyundai driver hit a century fence post, or bike rack, and someone saw a chance for an entertaining photo op. My daughter has...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 829
Posted By Iride01

Maybe, but I was thinking that the low limit...

Maybe, but I was thinking that the low limit might have enough adjustment to preclude that from happening.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 829
Posted By Iride01

Well 52-42-30 implies that it is a 3x capable...

Well 52-42-30 implies that it is a 3x capable crank and for some reason doesn't have the inner ring. So if your STI for the front is 3x, then you only have to find an appropriate inner ring and add...
08-15-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 925
Posted By kwb377

After trying a few cheap (and not-so-cheap)...

After trying a few cheap (and not-so-cheap) generic phone mounts, I finally bought a QuadLock and realized I should have bought a QuadLock to begin with. I don't use the QL case for my normal carry,...
08-15-22, 05:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,114
Posted By GhostRider62

I have a rich buddy who similarly complains about...

I have a rich buddy who similarly complains about sitting on his wallet.
08-14-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,114
Posted By Seattle Forrest

There's more to life than riding a bike. This...

There's more to life than riding a bike. This question suggests a need for perspective.
Forum: Introductions
08-03-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 704
Posted By Barry2

Sorry, Comments below reference trigger shifters....

Sorry, Comments below reference trigger shifters.
Apparently yours are not of this type, my bad.

Barry


Shimano shifter grease has a reputation for drying out over time.
symptom being the...
08-02-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,533
Posted By redcon1

Not so. Fraudulent products are a huge issue on...

Not so. Fraudulent products are a huge issue on eBay. One example:

Ultegra PD-R8000 Pedals Road Bike Clipless Pedals with SPD-SL R8000 Cleats Pedal | eBay...
07-19-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,257
Posted By Steve B.

Its not about infrastructure being needed for...

Its not about infrastructure being needed for cycling, its about changing the mindset of motorists to have them learn that bikes are allowed and acceptable and to be tolerated. Some countries have...
07-05-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,503
Posted By fooferdoggie

exactly thats why I can ride 230 miles a week I...

exactly thats why I can ride 230 miles a week I ride every day. I could not do that on a regular bike. 18 miles commuting then hop on the e tandem and do another 10 to 15 miles on weekdays and 30+...
06-27-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,309
Posted By Gaz_

I mean, why as for the opinion if you've already...

I mean, why as for the opinion if you've already done so much research?

You're just asking a group of people what they think it's worth. Don't be mad if they don't value it as highly as you do.
06-26-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,309
Posted By 2manybikes

I always thought an internet forum was a place to...

I always thought an internet forum was a place to post your opinion.
Forum: Touring
06-19-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Posted By raybo

I ordered the Shimano HG400 9-speed cassette. I...

I ordered the Shimano HG400 9-speed cassette. I used the hypercracker tool to remove the lock ring, installed the cassette, and then tightened the lock ring. The whole thing took maybe 20 minutes....
06-07-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,349
Posted By rm -rf

I sometimes get strong leg cramps later in the...

I sometimes get strong leg cramps later in the day after a big ride. It's overworking the muscles, not electrolytes. Occasionally, the cramp is strong enough to be sore for a couple of days. But...
06-06-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 986
Posted By mstateglfr

Thoughts... - Do you want drop bars or flat...

Thoughts...

- Do you want drop bars or flat bars? That is a fundamental difference and needs to be clarified before you decide what to do. The Diverge has drop bars.
- Overall, the Diverge...
Forum: Touring
06-01-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,606
Posted By robow

As said, if it works, great, but truly I don't...

As said, if it works, great, but truly I don't like the design of that rack. The top of the rack should extend more forward than the lower strut mounting point, like most racks, which then won't...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-22, 12:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,567
Posted By flangehead

I commute in Houston. Same problem and I have to...

I commute in Houston. Same problem and I have to adapt to different offices and situations. Key is ventilation to dry.

I always start from home with clean kit.

In one situation, where shower...
05-04-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,113
Posted By SalsaShark

A properly patched tube will serve you as...

A properly patched tube will serve you as reliably as a new tube would. I never throw away a tube unless it has a valve stem issue or large tear in the rubber - they get patched and put back into...
Forum: Touring
04-06-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,067
Posted By imi

When I was a kid we had single speeds, then...

When I was a kid we had single speeds, then 3-speed sturmey-archer which was a dream. Since then going through 5, 10, 12, 14, 16, 24Ö it just got better and better. Now I have 30 gears on my touring...
Forum: Touring
04-02-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,067
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There was a lengthy thread on this some time...

There was a lengthy thread on this some time back:
https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1189557-1x-drivetrain-all-round-gravel-touring-bike.html

I think that it would be hard to come up with a new...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 821
Posted By hbsyncro

Whoa! Getting up at 0350 is gonna hurt no matter...

Whoa! Getting up at 0350 is gonna hurt no matter what, but is obviously exaggerated by moving the time forward. For me the only thing that has really changed is the amount of light on the ride...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,688
Posted By Daniel4

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20220303_122756_5f46b729aae560dfec1dc4360e09fe55278127ee.jpg
Here is a sample what I wear. I used to wear cycling tops but switched...
02-22-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 80
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Views: 5,316
Posted By Digger Goreman

I'm already car light. I'll just get car lighter....

I'm already car light. I'll just get car lighter. Good excuse to get smug among the gasaholics as they moan while pissing away their money out their mufflers. :ride:
Forum: Touring
02-06-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By tyrion

I've had those Tektro RL520 levers and much...

I've had those Tektro RL520 levers and much prefer the shape of the RL340, which has a more rounded top section - much for comfortable IMO. And RL340s are short pull, matching the Spyres - if you...
Forum: Touring
02-06-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Short cable pull levers, Cane Creek are another...

Short cable pull levers, Cane Creek are another option.

I think compressionless is more important in rear, especially if it is full length outer housing cable. Your cable distance for the front is...
Forum: Touring
07-05-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 964
Posted By djb

As stae said, there's the heat of the action...

As stae said, there's the heat of the action going on, one less thing to deal (front shift) so time saved, no chance of dropping a chain with a front shift
And add in all the tech advances of chain...
Forum: Touring
06-11-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,478
Posted By MarcusT

Instead of the hassle of transporting a cheap...

Instead of the hassle of transporting a cheap bike. Purchase one in Germany. Decathlon (big box sports) has decent economical bikes and depending on the store, competent mechanics. Even the...
Forum: Touring
05-03-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,863
Posted By kevmcd

Beautiful time to be on PCH

Last week I rode from Carmel to San Luis Obispo on the PCH. Plenty of ongoing construction but Rat Creek was complete. The construction made bicycling more pleasant. There wasn't much traffic to...
Forum: Touring
04-30-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,927
Posted By staehpj1

Thanks for the update!

Thanks for the update!
Forum: Touring
04-29-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,927
Posted By kevmcd

all biker campsites between Carmel and San Luis Obispo appear to be open

I arrived in San Luis Obispo today. This Week I stayed at Pfeiffer Big Sur, Plaskett, and San Simeon and at each location I was the only biker
Kirk's is open and at lunch in Lucia a local told me...
Forum: Touring
03-29-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,539
Posted By djb

Mr jp, there is an important trick to know, ...

Mr jp,
there is an important trick to know, this British guys video is the best to explain it. Even if you don't have straps , and who does on the road, just consistently pushing the tire into the...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,831
Posted By Gresp15C

Don't worry about how you look. It'll be obvious...

Don't worry about how you look. It'll be obvious that you look like you're riding to work. The real cyclists (whatever that means) will be courteous and supportive, to heck with the rest.

I try to...
Forum: Touring
02-25-21, 03:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,055
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Most people when they build up a bike, they...

Most people when they build up a bike, they already knew that they wanted something different than stock. If you have not decided what you do not like about the stock specifications, maybe you...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,347
Posted By Darth Lefty

Easy answer: yes change it Medium answer:...

Easy answer: yes change it

Medium answer: get a chain checker

Long answer: oh man are you even ready for how hard we can nerd out about this
Forum: Touring
11-01-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 492
Posted By Lanesplitter

Dana Point Closed

Yesterday was the last day this season that Doehey SP was open. They're doing some huge infrastructure improvements (which I suppose is good). They'd already closed the HB spot some time ago, because...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,497
Posted By Lemond1985

I started buying the skinny Lezyne frame pumps,...

I started buying the skinny Lezyne frame pumps, and storing them inside my seat tube, out of sight. Cleaner look than using the frame mount.
...
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