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01-15-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 361
Posted By Toadmeister

using WD-40 to displace water and dirt isnít a...

using WD-40 to displace water and dirt isnít a bad practice for rain, as long as you re-apply actual lube afterwords. I prefer wet lube for this scenario and am not a dry-lube user.
01-15-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 542
Posted By Obeast

Will baby boomers live much longer than expected?

I remember about 10 years ago, it was mostly the hipster types that I saw on bicycles commuting to work. Now, it feels ike more than 60% are over 40 years of age, and probably about 20% in the baby...
01-15-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,439
Posted By jsilvia

Your only old if you think you are old!!!!

Your only old if you think you are old!!!!
01-14-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,439
Posted By 10 Wheels

Looken Good at 70 ...

Looken Good at 70
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01-13-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 627
Posted By indyfabz

I couldnít wait to get back on the bike after my...

I couldnít wait to get back on the bike after my collar bone fracture. Two months after the accident I did the metric route of D2R2. A month after that I did Cycle Oregon. You just have to get back...
01-13-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 627
Posted By groth

Almost a year ago, I was run off the road into a...

Almost a year ago, I was run off the road into a serious face plant. The story and pictures are here (https://www.edandjane.net/Home/Bike_Crash,_January_30,_2020_and_later.html). I was off the bike...
01-12-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 772
Posted By Kapusta

OP pretty well described my plan for my mountain...

OP pretty well described my plan for my mountain bike, which I donít ride at all in the winter (got a fat bike for that).

The wheels are at a shop getting new bearings, the rear shock has been...
01-12-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 629
Posted By indyfabz

Adventure Cycling Association has maps for the...

Adventure Cycling Association has maps for the Pacific Coast. ODOT has a great, free on-line resource you can print for the OR portion.
01-11-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 629
Posted By rsbob

My bad, take 101 through Washington, Oregon and...

My bad, take 101 through Washington, Oregon and Northern Ca until it intersects Hwy 1. Then follow 1 down the coast. And yes 101 is highly rideable through Wa and Or and N. Ca but you will want to...
01-11-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By grizzly59

Not a lawyer. My guess, the law firm bringing...

Not a lawyer. My guess, the law firm bringing the suit against Trek isn't really going to take it all the way, they wants a quick settlement, nice check into the partners account from Trek.
01-11-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 629
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yeah, I don't have a suggestion for an alternate...

Yeah, I don't have a suggestion for an alternate trip, but I think it's terrible that they're charging you an administration fee when they're the ones canceling. And $150 seems excessive. They should...
01-11-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 629
Posted By huffman

Sue them is my suggestion, they cancelled a...

Sue them is my suggestion, they cancelled a second time an you get hit with a $150 admin fee. I'd search for others in your same boat and consider a class action lawsuit.
01-10-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 505
Posted By Kapusta

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01-10-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 772
Posted By BobbyG

At 82, many people would be looking back on all...

At 82, many people would be looking back on all the cycling they've done. rydabent is looking forward to all the cycling he'll do.

Go 'Bent, GO!
01-10-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By shelbyfv

Ride a 'bent....

Ride a 'bent....
01-09-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By merlinextraligh

Class action suits like this benefit the...

Class action suits like this benefit the plaintiff lawyers, and typically offer next to nothing for the consumer. These guys will nit pic Trek’s advertising, throw spaghetti against the wall, and...
01-09-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By GlennR

Deep cleaning

I have 2 bikes, I light weight road bike and a CX bike that I use in the winter and on wet days. So every winter I do a deep cleaning including taking it apart with the exception of the cockpit,...
01-09-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 772
Posted By Milton Keynes

For me, winter is for planning all the rides I...

For me, winter is for planning all the rides I want to do through the year. Spinning on the trainer gets old pretty quickly.
01-09-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,015
Posted By shelbyfv

I nap almost every afternoon whether I ride or...

I nap almost every afternoon whether I ride or not. I consider it to be one of the perks of no longer having to work. Ride, shower, eat, nap. Luxury!
01-08-21, 11:58 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,816
Posted By Bill in VA

Caution...

Do not use a cap. It protects the insides...

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Especially presta valves. The...
01-08-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,223
Posted By CAT7RDR

I ride solo 99% of the time. My bikes never leave...

I ride solo 99% of the time. My bikes never leave me. I take 4 bottles and all the food I will need on my rides. I plan on refills at outdoor drinking fountains if needed. Bike goes into the restroom...
01-06-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,439
Posted By downtube42

I've been around 60 years; that's undeniable. I'm...

I've been around 60 years; that's undeniable. I'm as old as I am.

I have a hard time relating to people my age, don't do most of the things people my age do, don't look how most people my age...
01-06-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,439
Posted By jaxgtr

I am 56, my wife says I am 14 most of the time....

I am 56, my wife says I am 14 most of the time. :lol:
01-05-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,816
Posted By indyfabz

Donít go here: ...

Donít go here:

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However, you can go from there through...
01-03-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By phughes

Go to Lowes and get some Grabits. This was...

Go to Lowes and get some Grabits.

This was a screw from the timing cover for an engibe I was working on. The head was a 4mm. This Grabit fit perfectly in the head, and allowed me to easily remove...
01-03-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,816
Posted By UCantTouchThis

:lol: I like to leave them on to protect...

:lol: I like to leave them on to protect the o ring in my floor pump. Figure the debris on the valve stem beats up my o rings.
01-03-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,404
Posted By DorkDisk

I live in NYC and have worked alot in the...

I live in NYC and have worked alot in the neighborhoods where these kids live. They are generally youth with no guidance whatsoever in life who like to do wheelies and get in people's faces just to...
01-02-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,452
Posted By Paul Barnard

Statistically speaking, they likely could have...

Statistically speaking, they likely could have still been in jail for previous violent offenses were it not for leniency in our penal system.
01-02-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,038
Posted By Pridedog

I had similar experience. Bought a Circuit in...

I had similar experience. Bought a Circuit in 1985. Bought it in Minnesota and was living in Northern Indiana in late 90s when frame broke at dropouts. Was told by LBS in Indiana that Schwinn had...
01-01-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By jppe

New York Trail Completed

Who has ridden parts of this trail?

...
12-31-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,404
Posted By justtrying

I donít know the legal implications if you do...

I donít know the legal implications if you do drive away and strike the assailants I would imagine if an investigation rightly proved you were in fear of serious injury or losing your life you would...
12-31-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,404
Posted By justtrying

They are not cyclists they are punks on bikes...

They are not cyclists they are punks on bikes whose ď courageĒ only is apparent when they are with their peers. 1 15 yr old has been arrested. The driver had his 70 yr old mother in the car. When the...
12-30-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,452
Posted By '02 nrs

"I guess there was a little bit of a struggle...

"I guess there was a little bit of a struggle over the bike and then he was shot," Kuriger said." Don't hear much about self defense these days but its time for martial arts to be more main...
12-30-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,452
Posted By Moe Zhoost

We had a number of robberies and assaults on our...

We had a number of robberies and assaults on our local rails-to-trails path a number of years ago. The City, in coordination with the police dept, set up a citizen's trail watch program that...
12-30-20, 04:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,112
Posted By nomadmax

There was a time when a lot of good pro cyclists...

There was a time when a lot of good pro cyclists were speed skaters.
12-29-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,393
Posted By jppe

I sure hope the prosecutor in this case is a good...

I sure hope the prosecutor in this case is a good one. With the various opinions we’re demonstrating in this post I can only imagine what the defense will do in an attempt to create some doubt, less...
12-29-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,393
Posted By Paul Barnard

Those of us that drive automobiles know this. ...

Those of us that drive automobiles know this. There is a device called a sun visor attached to the overhead in vehicles. It can be flipped down to provide a positive barrier between the sun and the...
12-27-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,168
Posted By 10 Wheels

Would You Ride This ...

Would You Ride This
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12-27-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,168
Posted By 10 Wheels

Would You Ride This? ...

Would You Ride This?
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12-25-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 977
Posted By ascherer

Two Truths

1: "Age and treachery will always overcome Youth and Agility"
2:
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Received the...
12-24-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By Arthur Peabody

2 Baltimore boys deliver Christmas on their bicycles

from 'All things considered'
https://www.npr.org/2020/12/24/949609279/in-baltimore-these-santa-clauses-bring-pork-and-christmas-trees-to-your-door
12-22-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,636
Posted By cyccommute

The point of the chevron should be pointing in...

The point of the chevron should be pointing in the direction of rotation. The idea is that the point of the chevron hits the ground first and helps pull the tire around corners better. Itís more...
12-20-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 573
Posted By Crankycrank

I agree with the others that you should just take...

I agree with the others that you should just take it back to the shop and let them handle it.
12-19-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 573
Posted By rhenning

If the bike is a warranty item. You paid for that...

If the bike is a warranty item. You paid for that so use it. So yes go to where you bought it. Roger
12-16-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,393
Posted By trailangel

F'ing doper. Looks like the DUI is for meth. ...

F'ing doper. Looks like the DUI is for meth.

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12-14-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,322
Posted By motogeek

I once was a bit of a snob. But as I got older...

I once was a bit of a snob. But as I got older (I'm 72 now) I've outgrown all the elitism and have gone back to being a 2 or so. I laugh at the hardcore as they blow me off the road knowing that I no...
12-13-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,653
Posted By dsbrantjr

I would not be surprised in a year or two that...

I would not be surprised in a year or two that some manufacturer touts their "superwide range" gearing system using a "revolutionary new multiple front chainring" gearing system and start the cycle...
12-12-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 879
Posted By 10 Wheels

Time for a test ride on a recumbent Trike. ...

Time for a test ride on a recumbent Trike.
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12-11-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,162
Posted By BenBoozer

The representative and the driver have both been...

The representative and the driver have both been indicted in connection with this crime. Let’s pray for justice.
12-10-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,696
Posted By JohnDThompson

The best satire always has a firm basis in...

The best satire always has a firm basis in reality.
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