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Forum: Texas
10-28-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,309
Posted By siesta_texas

Did my first commute this morning through GBP and...

Did my first commute this morning through GBP and Terry Hershey. Cold and Windy but loved it. Used a backpack but can see the benefit of panniers
03-10-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,519
Posted By Dalvis

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The is the frame without the clear coat...
03-10-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By Steve B.

Yeah, I question this as well. I run Conti GP4S...

Yeah, I question this as well. I run Conti GP4S 28mm tires on a WTB TCS 23mm wide rim with no issues. The wide rim makes these tires measure out to about 31mm wide.

And not for nothing but 26"...
03-02-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 17,392
Posted By MarcusT

Too fresh to read the rules of the forum?

Too fresh to read the rules of the forum?
Forum: Foo
03-01-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By genec

A different headphone rant... Use headphones... PLEASE!

Yeah, same guy, slightly different subject... this time I am here to ask you to please use headphones.

Twice in the last two days I was stuck in a public area, waiting... for different...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,485
Posted By RoadKill

It never works out to be blowing the right...

It never works out to be blowing the right direction, but in the unlikely event that it does work out you could set some serious speed records.
02-23-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,995
Posted By Russ Roth

I have no statistical reasoning for it but I...

I have no statistical reasoning for it but I never trusted the idea of the front mount child seats, its just been that all of my just riding along accidents have involved things in front of me;...
Forum: Foo
02-04-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,047
Posted By BlueCyclist

Would they rather live next to a refinery or...

Would they rather live next to a refinery or nuclear-Coal powerplant?

I doubt it.
01-07-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By madpogue

I like the flip idea. Leaves it long enough to...

I like the flip idea. Leaves it long enough to provide the option to cut later, but also provides the visual clue to flexibility without looking weird.

Confession - this idea actually did cross...
11-30-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 796
Views: 190,884
Posted By dualresponse

SURLY OGRE' (fork) :) Came in the mail last...

SURLY OGRE' (fork) :)
Came in the mail last night.... Installed on my 700c converted trek 930 frankenbike. I didn't want to cut the steerer too low until I found out if it worked or not. Amazingly,...
11-29-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 796
Views: 190,884
Posted By DarKris

Ok *hopefully* I am finished with Looking for...

Ok *hopefully* I am finished with Looking for 27.5“ tires that fit my bike. Running the rear at 35 PSI and the front at 30 PSI. Really fun setup 😬

...
11-28-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 796
Views: 190,884
Posted By Duende108

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What did I just get for my gravel bike? A set of...
11-28-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 796
Views: 190,884
Posted By Steve B.

Not sure it strictly qualifies as something “for”...

Not sure it strictly qualifies as something “for” the gravel bike, but I bought a gravel bike, my first dedicated bike for off roads, other than my mt. bikes. Cannondale Topstone 105 aluminum.
...
Forum: Foo
10-24-19, 03:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 774
Posted By genec

Scientists taught rats how to drive.

But wait, there's more. One bunch of rats was kept in a standard rat cage, another bunch in a "stimulating environment" full of neat rat toys.



...
Forum: Foo
10-22-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 15,105
Posted By FiftySix

I use it on young people all the time. Even...

I use it on young people all the time. Even someone handing me food through a fast food drive through window. I use a casual tone with a smile, though. I save the formal tone for something like...
Forum: Foo
10-22-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 15,105
Posted By Rje58

I was raised to treat everyone with respect, and...

I was raised to treat everyone with respect, and I say "yes ma'am" and "yes sir" or "no sir" and "no ma'am" to everyone. Including small children and teenagers. Quite the opposite of those who feel...
10-15-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,811
Posted By honcho

EPS used in bicycle helmets remains effective for...

EPS used in bicycle helmets remains effective for a very long time. Of course, plastics age, styles change and--hopefully--more current designs and construction make safer helmets. However, if I...
09-25-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 20,027
Posted By livedarklions

This is the problem I have with the OP, he's...

This is the problem I have with the OP, he's setting up a false dichotomy where either the driver is doing bad or he's doing bad. In this case, I think it's quite obvious they're both doing bad. ...
09-24-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 20,027
Posted By Miele Man

CRIKEY! Looking at that second video makes me...

CRIKEY! Looking at that second video makes me shudder. Talk about an accident waiting to happen! Besides which, in parts of the video the dog is running BEHIND you where you can't see it....
09-24-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,128
Posted By alancommike

Closing the loop on this. Insurance says that "my...

Closing the loop on this. Insurance says that "my bike" wasn't returned, so the claim is still valid. They don't want the frame, it's mine to do with what I want. So, I see some nice new wheels in my...
09-23-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 20,027
Posted By BurleyCat

You end your post with: I'm just baffled....

You end your post with:

I'm just baffled. How can you blame a cyclist for riding in the bike lane and not blame the careless driver who flings their door open? How do we change people's...
09-23-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 20,027
Posted By livedarklions

I can't get past the OP's ridiculous behavior in...

I can't get past the OP's ridiculous behavior in the video. He's taking a dog on a leash into a bike lane on a street and riding his ebike fairly fast. So basically, he's limited his own ability to...
09-16-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 20,027
Posted By Leisesturm

On another forum, or maybe it was this one, some...

On another forum, or maybe it was this one, some guy was riding with his dog on a leash and the two of them got tangled up and he ran over his dog. But God is good. His dog is fine, but in his fall...
09-10-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,219
Posted By livedarklions

No. Sorry, but enough of my relatives died in...

No. Sorry, but enough of my relatives died in Warsaw and the camps that I find this trivializing comparison really offensive.
09-09-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14,231
Views: 3,140,613
Posted By 2cam16

Picked-up some CL freebies this morning after my...

Picked-up some CL freebies this morning after my ride. Got lucky with some clean 105 goodies among other things.
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09-05-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,161
Posted By kirby999

I’ve started back riding regularly two months...

I’ve started back riding regularly two months ago . Over the past four years I’d climbed up to just under the three hundred mark .

I’m 68 years young to boot . It don’t come off like it used...
09-02-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 71,273
Posted By Gresp15C

For some reason, I keep thinking about the...

For some reason, I keep thinking about the ancient Greek myth of Procrustes. ;)
09-02-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 71,273
Posted By Kapusta

The idea that how low a handlebar you are...

The idea that how low a handlebar you are comfortable with is a metric of good life choices is pretty screwed up.

The idea that you are going to change your flexibility and body composition in 2...
09-02-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 71,273
Posted By mstateglfr

No, people who tour, commute, and ride socially...

No, people who tour, commute, and ride socially shouldn't be relegated to beach cruisers and bikes. Again, absurd.
A big % of cyclists around me are seasonal and social riders. During nice times...
09-02-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 71,273
Posted By mstateglfr

My gosh such a judgy rant is unfortunate to read....

My gosh such a judgy rant is unfortunate to read.
Forcing someone to ride a bike that is uncomfortable is probably the fastest way to turn them into an ex-cyclist. Why on earth would riding an...
09-01-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 71,273
Posted By Kapusta

D Fit the bike to where you are at, not...

D

Fit the bike to where you are at, not where you dream of ending up.

Change the fit as your body changes.
09-01-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 71,273
Posted By bcpriess

I love dirt drops, and dirt drops love my wrists.

I love dirt drops, and dirt drops love my wrists.
07-19-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,970
Posted By Kilroy1988

I like to assume that people who are willing to...

I like to assume that people who are willing to tell lies or take advantage of friendly offers in order to make a profit have some other issues to deal with, whether the troubles are manifested in...
07-01-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 13,206
Posted By trailangel

I will wear neon pink and green, but will grow a...

I will wear neon pink and green, but will grow a beard to let the whole world know I am not a clown, but a man.
06-27-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,620
Posted By ksryder

This combination of bizarre punctuation, snobbery...

This combination of bizarre punctuation, snobbery disguised as anti-snobbery, and casual misogyny, is peak bikeforums.
Forum: Foo
06-17-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11,585
Views: 2,386,470
Posted By fietsbob

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06-17-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 796
Views: 190,884
Posted By Marcus_Ti

New blingy tubless valves with bonus tool...

New blingy tubless valves with bonus tool included in the stem...
Forum: Foo
06-16-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,924
Posted By jon c.

The title of the thread would suggest otherwise.

The title of the thread would suggest otherwise.
06-13-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 18,378
Posted By ksryder

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06-13-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 18,378
Posted By livedarklions

If you're not a professional racer, of course...

If you're not a professional racer, of course $10,000 is a lavish luxurious expense. It's not even a question.

TBH, I don't know which is more obnoxious signalling--the grandstanding virtue...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,305
Posted By 2manybikes

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Forum: Commuting
06-04-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,305
Posted By 2manybikes

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More recent photos...food, water, coffee, tools, leash, jacket, etc. Below is...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 12,799
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

What is odd...is seeing so many folks riding in...

What is odd...is seeing so many folks riding in jackets, long pants, and even suits, etc... Try that here in Dallas - Ft Worth, TX. Just getting the bike out of the garage is enough to make one...
Forum: Foo
05-12-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11,585
Views: 2,386,470
Posted By nycphotography

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/cancerous-deer/...

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/cancerous-deer/

"Cutaneous fibromas (warts) occur among white-tailed deer due to a phenomenon caused by a virus, not environmental hazards."

It's (really) not...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,916
Posted By bbbean

I think it is important everyone accept my values...

I think it is important everyone accept my values and ride like I do.

But seriously, if I didn't have a cell and didn't bring it with me, I'd be stuck sitting at my desk indoors 80 hours a week....
Forum: Foo
05-06-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9,491
Views: 1,135,136
Posted By Shimagnolo

Watching that in silence w/o "Yakety Sax"...

Watching that in silence w/o "Yakety Sax" playing, is just wrong!
Forum: Texas
04-30-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 707
Views: 71,038
Posted By txags92

First of all, thanks to all of you for riding and...

First of all, thanks to all of you for riding and raising funds to beat MS! I was diagnosed with MS in 2006, so thank you for riding from all of us with MS.

We started at our house, which is...
04-30-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,180
Posted By Rootman

Dogs are the best people, I talk to them any time...

Dogs are the best people, I talk to them any time I can, ride or not.
Forum: Foo
07-31-18, 12:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,019
Posted By skijor

Amen To quote Tommy Lee Jones' wisdom from...

Amen

To quote Tommy Lee Jones' wisdom from Men in Black, "People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it."
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