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06-19-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 805
Posted By frogman

Sounds like you haven't broke in your Brooks...

Sounds like you haven't broke in your Brooks saddle yet. They are typically hard and uncomfortable at first but after broke in you love them, like a good pair of leather shoes. The saddle will...
06-19-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 805
Posted By cyccommute

This stuff works for me....

This stuff works for me. (https://www.chamoisbuttr.com/) Donít need much.
06-15-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,159
Posted By Charles Wahl

Here's the deal: 1. I ordered tires last...

Here's the deal:
1. I ordered tires last Wednesday AM; there was no notice on their website that there were any problems whatsoever related to the pandemic. I made an login at the same time as the...
06-12-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,480
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

you might want to store it in case the urge to...

you might want to store it in case the urge to ride returns, just saying
06-11-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,480
Posted By Retro Grouch

I went through that same process a year or so...

I went through that same process a year or so ago. I eventually donated all my stuff to a St Louis Co-op rather than haggle with somebody over the value of my life.
06-11-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,480
Posted By Troul

Once gave a fully disclosed condition lawn mower...

Once gave a fully disclosed condition lawn mower to someone once.... the person bad mouthed me behind my back saying I pawned off junk to them..
no good deed goes unpunished.
06-11-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,480
Posted By pdlamb

Is there an ebay broker near you (and if so, is...

Is there an ebay broker near you (and if so, is it open)? They'll take a cut, sure, but you'll get something for the lot with minimal hassle.

Of course, as soon as you dump everything, six months...
06-09-20, 03:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,591
Posted By Bassmanbob

I liked the video a lot. The only thing I have...

I liked the video a lot. The only thing I have is that I do like to encourage the use of helmets. I'd either be dead or brain dead without mine.
06-06-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,591
Posted By one4smoke

I appreciate what he's trying to do there, but...

I appreciate what he's trying to do there, but honestly I found it rather sappy. It's such a snowflake era we're living in now.
06-05-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,602
Posted By wolfchild

A bell is the best way for a cyclist to announce...

A bell is the best way for a cyclist to announce their approach, it is a something which most people are familiar with and understand....Personally I can't stand cyclists who yell "on your left" or...
06-05-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,602
Posted By MNebiker

Jingle bells???? Why not playing cards in the...

Jingle bells???? Why not playing cards in the spokes?

Our local trail rules are posted: Cyclists yield to pedestrians, announce that they are passing on the left. In several years of riding...
06-04-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,591
Posted By Troul

Until the weather can be fully controlled to...

Until the weather can be fully controlled to accommodate bicycling, it's a quick trend soon to pass here.
06-04-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,591
Posted By SurferCyclist

Every cyclist needs to watch this.

An excellent video from Phil Gaimon and I agree entirely with it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDMdcC63Z0s
05-31-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,144
Posted By Pratt

It often takes different lengths of time of for...

It often takes different lengths of time of for the shorts to break in different people's anatomy. Just keep riding, you'll adjust
05-31-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,144
Posted By skidder

I'm one of those folks who can't stand the shorts...

I'm one of those folks who can't stand the shorts with thick pads. If you want something with a thinner pad look into Aerotech Designs. Some of their models have a thin one (look at their 'Wild...
05-25-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 797
Posted By Dirt Farmer

The Retrogrouch...

The Retrogrouch (http://bikeretrogrouch.blogspot.com/)
05-25-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 797
Posted By eyemkeith

I remember enjoying his writing quite a lot. But...

I remember enjoying his writing quite a lot. But the recent stuff, I agree, isn't as interesting. He has written five books and kept that blog for about 100 years in Internet time. It's got to be...
05-24-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 797
Posted By wgscott

BikeSnob moved his blog. It is still there (at...

BikeSnob moved his blog. It is still there (at least as of last night).
https://bikesnobnyc.com

Jan Heine has a good one: https://www.renehersecycles.com/blog/
05-23-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,916
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Been into plenty of REIs None of them are a...

Been into plenty of REIs

None of them are a real bike store, it's just a big box chain store

Don't get fooled by the pretty fake rock decorations
05-23-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 629
Posted By cyccommute

Wolftooth Pack Pliers....

Wolftooth Pack Pliers. (https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/products/pack-pliers) They have storage for extra links and can be used a tire levers. A little expensive but a very good tool. There...
05-22-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,916
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

REI is basically Walmart but with fancy doors...

REI is basically Walmart but with fancy doors with ice hammers for handles
05-17-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Well, first of all there are two forms of...

Well, first of all there are two forms of glucosamine on the market: glucosamine sulfate and glucosamine hydrochloride. There are no studies of the hydrochloride form which show that it does...
05-17-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By Iride01

3) It is a type of carbohydrate. So you might...

3) It is a type of carbohydrate. So you might be just replenishing some of your expended energy stores.
05-16-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By indyfabz

You own a bike accessories business and have to...

You own a bike accessories business and have to ask?
05-11-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,758
Posted By hillyman

Somehow the peace sign seems out of place. And...

Somehow the peace sign seems out of place.
And sorry every bike rider in the US doesn't read BF. We here at BF are the best of the best
05-02-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 638
Posted By cpach

I'm a pro mechanic and I've never seen anything...

I'm a pro mechanic and I've never seen anything that didn't clean up with some iso and maybe scotchbrite or fine sandpaper. I'd use scotchbrite or fine sandpaper and get new pads.
04-21-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,453
Posted By rydabent

This is my approach too. I notice you said you...

This is my approach too. I notice you said you rode mainly in the center ring, and that is what I do. Since it is fairly level here in Lincoln, I pretty much stay in the center ring and just shift...
04-21-20, 01:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 954
Posted By bitpuddle

Why do you feel compelled to explain things? Go...

Why do you feel compelled to explain things? Go ride a bicycle and enjoy yourself.
04-20-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 553
Posted By rogerm3d

sounds like a scam. If the bikes are new they...

sounds like a scam. If the bikes are new they will probably take your money and disappear. If the bike is used what you will get will be completely trashed (I've seen a lot or former soviet block...
04-20-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,453
Posted By 33yearslate

Maybe my next post will be about drafting...

Maybe my next post will be about drafting techniques in a race :lol:
04-20-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,453
Posted By Retro Grouch

Don't overthink this. You're already doing it...

Don't overthink this. You're already doing it exactly right. Riding a bicycle isn't nearly as complicated as some people would make you believe.

Think of your bike as having 3 different gear...
04-20-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 954
Posted By noobinsf

I don't really consider gearing efficiency to be...

I don't really consider gearing efficiency to be intuitive, especially when there are so many more gears available nowadays. Also, big name bike manufacturers using available cassettes to meet a...
04-20-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,453
Posted By 33yearslate

Does this mean that I should avoid 3rd gear on...

Does this mean that I should avoid 3rd gear on the left matched with 7th on the right? As well as 1st on the left and 1st on the right?
04-18-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,200
Posted By MRT2

OP makes it seem as if the Presta valve is some...

OP makes it seem as if the Presta valve is some new innovation. Hasn't it pretty much been standard for 25 or 30 years on better quality bikes? Anyhow, I have been using Presta on my bike for 8...
04-18-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

As long as the rear der cage still has some play...

As long as the rear der cage still has some play out available when in the big/big then the worst case of tearing off the der from the frame is pretty much non existent. Chain length does affect the...
04-17-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 756
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

Just scratch off the IZ and they'll leave you...

Just scratch off the IZ and they'll leave you alone out of pity.
04-17-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,200
Posted By ramzilla

I had the same problem about ten years ago. So, I...

I had the same problem about ten years ago. So, I bought one of these. It's a really good pump. I've had to replace the rubber o ring once about four years ago. Other than that It's the best pump...
04-17-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,200
Posted By freeranger

Don't forget to "burp" the valve before trying to...

Don't forget to "burp" the valve before trying to fill it. If unfamiliar with how to get air into a presta valve, youtube may help. Also, you can buy presta valve adapters so your schrader valve pump...
04-17-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By wphamilton

It takes a while to adapt, the time depending on...

It takes a while to adapt, the time depending on our core strength, flexibility,how much we ride and the duration of rides, and what we want to get from it. Longer at our age unfortunately. I am...
04-17-20, 04:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,343
Posted By Maelochs

Well, I have to admit, this has been a pleasant...

Well, I have to admit, this has been a pleasant break from the endless iteration of "What do you carry in your saddle bag?" threads.
04-16-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,343
Posted By cyccommute

Yea, you might say so ...

Yea, you might say so


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1449/2fa7125c_e438_4c55_834b_6337ea5d76a7_eb1257bc12a58e040f6408078198d19e9217b568.jpeg

I carry this with me...
04-16-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,343
Posted By Koyote

A half pound of tools and spares won't slow you...

A half pound of tools and spares won't slow you down much...But a problem that leaves you stranded, well, that really will slow you down.
04-16-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By Tony P.

Your selection is fine for road or trail use and...

Your selection is fine for road or trail use and POC is a quality brand. Having said that, many helmets meet CPSC standards (carry a CPSC sticker) and provide adequate protection for general use. (My...
04-16-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,343
Posted By subgrade

As far as I'm concerned, there is no point...

As far as I'm concerned, there is no point bothering about weight differences that are less than a bottle of water. Which is also close to difference in your own weight before and after relieving...
04-15-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By dsbrantjr

Put the hammer down and step back slowly.....

Put the hammer down and step back slowly.....
04-15-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By HillRider

Yes, those will do fine. There is nothing exotic...

Yes, those will do fine. There is nothing exotic or proprietary about Surly frames and those guides will fit.
04-12-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By aggiegrads

I do it. Sometimes it makes the cables rattle...

I do it. Sometimes it makes the cables rattle less, and also helps eliminate flex in the cables.

It is doubtful that anyone else would notice. If you want the pro solution, try these:...
04-10-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By Ironfish653

Yep, it's a pretty common practice. I've done it...

Yep, it's a pretty common practice. I've done it to all of my bikes for at least 25 years. It makes the cable routing more like a lower-case 'r' than a '?' especially on MTB / flat-bar bikes, where...
04-10-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By dsbrantjr

The cables barely touch where they cross and the...

The cables barely touch where they cross and the friction and wear are negligible, certainly less than making an overly-tight bend inside a housing.
Slightly off topic, but brake noodles, intended...
04-08-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By unterhausen

From Acorn, who use similar materials: ...

From Acorn, who use similar materials:
https://www.acornbags.com/pages/bag-faq#clean
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