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Forum: Commuting
04-09-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,269
Posted By ThermionicScott

I cut my own from a sheet of 1/16" rubber. ...

I cut my own from a sheet of 1/16" rubber. :thumb:
03-25-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,723
Posted By hazetguy

Handel bars ...

Handel bars

https://www.nangokupiano.com/sheetmusic/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/n01662-03-2.jpg


:beer:
01-05-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,964
Posted By TiHabanero

Much the same as Specialized owned outlets. Less...

Much the same as Specialized owned outlets. Less selection on the shelves if it is not company branded or sub-branded stuff. You get locked into their ecosystem. Unfortunate for the companies out...
11-24-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,249
Posted By Iride01

It's also not unusual for sellers on eBay,...

It's also not unusual for sellers on eBay, craigslist and elsewhere to have no real clue whatsoever about the things they are selling.

More than one of them just get random inventory from state...
11-20-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,890
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

This is A&S, speculate away :) Be sure to...

This is A&S, speculate away :)

Be sure to include the magic buzz words that apply to almost everything here: cellphones and texting, bad drivers, clueless pedestrians, and a conspiracy theory...
11-17-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,965
Posted By Happy Feet

I do something similar when wanting maximum...

I do something similar when wanting maximum visibility on tour at night.

One steady white out front for seeing, another white strobe pointed down at the ground. This creates a pool of light on the...
11-16-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,965
Posted By icemilkcoffee

If you are regularly riding in the dark, nothing...

If you are regularly riding in the dark, nothing beats these wheel mounted LED lights:...
11-16-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,965
Posted By Maelochs

I commuted in the deadliest urban are in the...

I commuted in the deadliest urban are in the nation for 15 years using cheap battery-powered lights (because the only alternatives were dynamo lights, the hub for which cost way more than any three...
11-15-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,965
Posted By rsbob

The majority of those are DUIs/DWIs Two...

The majority of those are DUIs/DWIs

Two seems better than one but more seems redundant. Just my opinion.
11-15-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,965
Posted By CAT7RDR

I sometimes use two flashing red lights on the...

I sometimes use two flashing red lights on the rear. One attached to my saddlebag and the second on the back of my helmet. I tilt the helmet light to be more visible to vehicles on my left.

I also...
11-14-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,539
Posted By tomato coupe

Leg shaving threads are the minor league compared...

Leg shaving threads are the minor league compared to disc vs. rim brake threads. But, that will change once Big Bike forces everyone to shave their legs. 🙂
Forum: Commuting
11-12-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,589
Posted By BobbyG

I have a MTB-based commuter and I bought a second...

I have a MTB-based commuter and I bought a second set of wheels for my MTB...used they were only $20 each!

I have my studded snow tires mounted on them for quick changes.
...
11-06-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,724
Posted By Kapusta

The reason some cycling clubs don’t want you to...

The reason some cycling clubs don’t want you to show up with flat bars or flat pedals is not because they’re afraid you’re going to be slow.

They are afraid you’re going to keep up.
11-05-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,724
Posted By genejockey

I think the "unsafe" stuff is nonsense, and the...

I think the "unsafe" stuff is nonsense, and the "'you won't be able to keep up" is entirely a question of the rider. So, I'd say those are a pair of uninformed opinions.
10-27-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 18,216
Posted By masi61

I like triples quite a bit. It is kind of...

I like triples quite a bit. It is kind of frustrating that there are no current higher end triples offered.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,468
Posted By canopus

I once saw a guy in a company environmental truck...

I once saw a guy in a company environmental truck with a number and a phone on the back throw trash out while waiting for a red light. Trash pisses me off, so I called the company and reported the...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,468
Posted By RoadKill

Definitely report anybody driving a company or...

Definitely report anybody driving a company or city vehicle. They are representing whoever owns that logo on the side of the truck and I'm sure their boss would love to know what kind of people work...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,468
Posted By KenCT

As a long time municipal employee and department...

As a long time municipal employee and department head, I say report him. While most likely nothing will happen with one complaint and no video evidence, if there are multiple complaints on the same...
10-10-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,858
Posted By zandoval

When it's taking three months to get in a Trek...

When it's taking three months to get in a Trek after your order I think this fills a need. Step out buy a bike cheap at Walmart. Also they have helmets, pumps, tubes, tires, decals, stickers,...
10-08-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,858
Posted By ThermionicScott

Is this some kind of Obvious Plant thing? :foo:

Is this some kind of Obvious Plant thing? :foo:
09-07-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,394
Posted By Maelochs

yeah .... I am sure all of us have At least one...

yeah .... I am sure all of us have At least one good story about "on your left" where the person did whatever was worst .... leaping left, screaming, letting go of the dog's leash, crashing into...
09-07-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,394
Posted By Maelochs

Also please note that almost every Adopted...

Also please note that almost every Adopted versions of UTC (something like 37 continental states) starts with the statement that a bicycle is a vehicle and has the same rights and responsibilities...
09-06-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
Posted By Bmach

It is the rider not the bike. They are using to...

It is the rider not the bike. They are using to much assist, sort of like pedaling hard then backing off. They need to learn to be smooth.
08-28-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,495
Posted By Barry2

TLDR : went out on my bike. Barry

TLDR : went out on my bike.

Barry
08-27-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,495
Posted By wolfchild

We have a long list of names to define cyclists...

We have a long list of names to define cyclists based on how they dress, how they look and what type of bikes they ride. Here is a partial list as I can't remember all of them : Fred, Roadie,...
08-23-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 9,098
Posted By Phil_gretz

A $3.6 Billion pharmaceutical market might throw...

A $3.6 Billion pharmaceutical market might throw shade on this statement. Just sayin'...
07-25-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,273
Posted By Iride01

If you have a smartphone, you already have the...

If you have a smartphone, you already have the ability to let someone know where you are located. On most phones that aren't iPhones that will be an Android phone. Most already have google maps...
07-18-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 10,727
Posted By Maelochs

Actually, leg shaving Wasn't for women until the...

Actually, leg shaving Wasn't for women until the early 20th century when razor manufacturers realized they could more than double sales if they convinced women that body hair was unsightly. Fashion...
07-16-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 10,727
Posted By Eric F

Practical reasons: - Easier application of...

Practical reasons:
- Easier application of sunscreen.
- Easier and more comfortable post-ride massages.
- Less flesh tearing when sliding across the ground
- Easier wound cleaning after sliding...
07-15-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 10,727
Posted By downtube42

Same same on the daughter and in-laws. But I also...

Same same on the daughter and in-laws. But I also lived in Texas for 18 months, inadvertently and unfortunately, but based on that experience I claim to be more Texan.

Y'all means all of you, in a...
07-15-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 10,727
Posted By Koyote

And just when you think it's winding down,...

And just when you think it's winding down, someone sticks another quarter in the machine...
07-15-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,973
Posted By Troul

it's nuts, that after a certain time of...

it's nuts, that after a certain time of continuous riding, that the discomforts comes on hard. The bibs imo are too short.
07-15-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 10,727
Posted By Riveting

I shave for multiple reasons, and increased speed...

I shave for multiple reasons, and increased speed nor aesthetics are one of them.
- Proactive preparation for cleaning the rash after a crash, especially prior to riding mtb, where there's a lot...
07-15-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,973
Posted By Juan Foote

More than likely just irritated the area from the...

More than likely just irritated the area from the increased volume of riding in a quick time span. One could assume that some swelling may have occurred not only in the perineum but possibly also...
07-14-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 10,727
Posted By terrymorse

Shaved legs are more aero, which doesn't matter...

Shaved legs are more aero, which doesn't matter to most riders.

I shave during the summer months to make applying and removing sunscreen easier. Also, a shaved leg tends to collect less road grime.
06-24-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,761
Posted By ksryder

As a bonus, if you keep the washer fluid in it...

As a bonus, if you keep the washer fluid in it you can clean your glasses! Win-win! :thumb:
06-23-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,761
Posted By tomato coupe

fyfy

fyfy
06-23-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,761
Posted By Koyote

This has tremendous potential, but I'd rather not...

This has tremendous potential, but I'd rather not get banned.
06-16-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 14,688
Posted By Ryno317

I think I would rather buy the part and install...

I think I would rather buy the part and install it myself, then have some know it all young adult do it.

My LBS has 3 mechanics, 2 in the back working on the drop off's and one guy up front that...
06-07-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,377
Posted By grizzly907la

The surgery was a success put the patient didn't...

The surgery was a success put the patient didn't make it.
05-27-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By freeranger

Here is thread where someone rebuilt an i-drive: ...

Here is thread where someone rebuilt an i-drive: GT i-Drive 4.0 bottom bracket bearing rebuild - Bike Forums...
05-26-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,328
Posted By Canker

I'd like to have one just for trail work lol. A...

I'd like to have one just for trail work lol. A bob trailer + ebike would be awesome.
05-26-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,412
Posted By Robert C

Check your state laws. There is no "fuzzy." ...

Check your state laws. There is no "fuzzy."

The problem is when people think they are cute as they make up their own definitions. This forum has a large number of those people. It was more common...
05-25-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,328
Posted By Canker

That depends. I remember just starting out and...

That depends. I remember just starting out and it sucks to always be the slow guy that is slowing everybody else down. Getting into shape and loosing weight is going to happen much quicker if they...
05-17-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,218
Posted By Kapusta

I have never used standover to size a bike. I go...

I have never used standover to size a bike. I go by what feels right while riding the bike. As someone with a very short inseam for my height, I used to often end up on mountain bikes with zero...
05-15-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,218
Posted By Rolla

You didn't test ride both sizes? While I don't...

You didn't test ride both sizes? While I don't think top-tube clearance is the be-all end-all of bike sizing, it should certainly be a consideration. Take the L back to the shop and ride the M, then...
05-06-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,169
Posted By loosemilk

If you are comfortable pulling the crank and...

If you are comfortable pulling the crank and bottom bracket yourself, my post here will hopefully help you out. I'd definitely check once you have the bottom bracket out if there is any play in that...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,559
Posted By 2_i

My attire for rougher weather is the Tucano...

My attire for rougher weather is the Tucano Urbano Magic Parka (https://www.amazon.de/-/en/Tucano-Urbano-Magic-Mens-Parka/dp/B07P66PW9Y/). When it starts raining you just move a few zippers, without...
04-15-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,912
Posted By prj71

That's what most of us do anyways. At least I...

That's what most of us do anyways. At least I have been for 20+ years. Other than groceries I pretty much buy everything online. Mostly from Amazon and Ebay and few online bike stores.

Cheaper...
03-24-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,909
Posted By Reflector Guy

I'd bet they aren't as horrible as people here...

I'd bet they aren't as horrible as people here like to say they are. If the big box stores sell a million bikes in a year, how many are totally unrideable? A thousand? 900-thousand? Probably...
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