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08-08-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 247
Posted By DrIsotope

A Thomson is a seatpost you need only buy once.

A Thomson is a seatpost you need only buy once.
08-08-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 789
Posted By tomato coupe

Yes, it's too hot to ride when fonts swell to...

Yes, it's too hot to ride when fonts swell to double their normal size.
08-06-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 541
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Just slipped away? Sorry, couldn't resist. ...

Just slipped away?

Sorry, couldn't resist.

I'll see myself out. ;)
08-04-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,924
Posted By Koyote

Click on a few women's lingerie websites, and...

Click on a few women's lingerie websites, and you'll start getting better popup ads in facebook.
08-04-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 4,772
Posted By BoraxKid

Keep riding until I'm back in civilization.

Keep riding until I'm back in civilization.
08-03-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 4,772
Posted By wolfchild

Seriously, if somebody is so paranoid that they...

Seriously, if somebody is so paranoid that they won't go out for a bike ride unless they're " connected "...I think it's time for them to find another hobby, find something that doesn't require...
08-03-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By shelbyfv

Wow, you are having so much trouble with those...

Wow, you are having so much trouble with those thru axles. :foo: Maybe look into swapping for a similar bike with rim brakes and QR? Seems as if thru axles may not be right for everyone:thumb:
08-02-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 4,772
Posted By 79pmooney

What is your solution for riding in a spot with low reception?

Easy. To ride, I pedal. Never noticed reception made any difference at all. My cell phone lives in one of those cloth, folding wallets with velcro so it will never bounce out of my pocket and...
08-02-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 4,772
Posted By Koyote

If some motorist is gonna run me down, he/she...

If some motorist is gonna run me down, he/she better have the good grace to call 911 for me.

Those of us who grew up in another era - when phones were all attached to walls with wires - are not so...
07-31-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 470
Posted By DrIsotope

Nitrile glove and a finger, same thing I use to...

Nitrile glove and a finger, same thing I use to pack every other bearing for every other application. Unless you're on a production line, then I reckon there's probably a more convenient option.
07-31-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By DrIsotope

If you're a human, it doesn't matter how the air...

If you're a human, it doesn't matter how the air goes in, it still passes through your throat. But you might be an egret, and swallow fish during rides (while breathing.) I dunno.
07-28-20, 04:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 642
Posted By AnthonyG

Brand new chains are good to go for several...

Brand new chains are good to go for several hundred kilometres/miles before you need to worry about them. Lubricating a new chain will just make it more likely to pick up extra dirt and grit which...
07-27-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 707
Posted By Phil_gretz

The seat tube location is most efficient for me...

The seat tube location is most efficient for me to reach and replace without looking. So, if I'm riding with only one bottle, it goes there.

If I'm riding with two bottles, then the seat tube one...
07-26-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You might mention what tire pressure you are...

You might mention what tire pressure you are using. It sounds like it might be too low.
07-26-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By Marcus_Ti

1030 regular. A year old Garmin has had most of...

1030 regular. A year old Garmin has had most of its teething problems at this point.
07-26-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 707
Posted By GlennR

Wow.. 15 posts, must be too hot so everyone is...

Wow.. 15 posts, must be too hot so everyone is inside on the interwebz.

I'm going for another ride.... with 2 water bottles.
07-25-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 780
Posted By cyccommute

Is anyone else astonished by how much effort went...

Is anyone else astonished by how much effort went into grinding a hole that large into a chainstay? That is not a hole that is made on a single ride. That’s not a hole that is made over the course...
07-23-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,305
Posted By OldTryGuy

The Birthday Ride need not be on the actual...

The Birthday Ride need not be on the actual Birthday. It is simply a ride to celebrate being alive. If one reflects on the past and envisions the future, so be it. RIDE and ENJOY.
07-18-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By rosefarts

It really depends where you live. If you're...

It really depends where you live.

If you're in Colorado or most of it's neighbors, no problem as long as you keep the rain off.

I lived in Bermuda for a while. I kept my bike on a covered porch...
07-14-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,489
Posted By Darth Lefty

Buy a bike today! Unless it's really hot out,...

Buy a bike today! Unless it's really hot out, then wait a week. An average hybrid will be ok, except for that rear wheel, and it will tell you when/if it breaks. Basically anything tougher than a...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,804
Posted By essiemyra

It was a pleasant ride to work today with the...

It was a pleasant ride to work today with the temp at 72f degrees and some humidity. The ride home has the potential for bad storms so the weather may determine my route home. Anyway due to starting...
07-09-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 872
Posted By Kapusta

When doing the above calculations, if you want to...

When doing the above calculations, if you want to be more accurate, you need to use the actual pressure inside the tire, which is the pressure you see on your tire gauge, plus the ambient atmospheric...
07-08-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,922
Posted By shelbyfv

I agree that's pretty discouraging mileage from...

I agree that's pretty discouraging mileage from your chains, especially given all the time and effort you invest.:foo:
07-08-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,075
Posted By ofajen

You just can’t see them. Actually they are drop...

You just can’t see them. Actually they are drop bars, but drop bars are an illusion for most.

Otto
07-04-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,793
Posted By big john

I agree with most of your post with a couple of...

I agree with most of your post with a couple of exceptions. First, I think hyponatremia is extremely rare with cyclists. I've heard of it, once with a friend who was part way through RAAM and had to...
07-03-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,726
Posted By Bryan C.

The value of a bike isn't the only reason why...

The value of a bike isn't the only reason why they get stolen. Many times it's simply a matter of availability and ease of taking it.

Just make sure it's harder to steal than the bike it's parked...
07-01-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,773
Posted By cyccommute

We aren’t just isolating a “few chemicals” . The...

We aren’t just isolating a “few chemicals” . The Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) lists 168 million organic and inorganic chemicals. There isn’t much on this planet that we don’t know the entire...
06-30-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,889
Posted By caloso

I'm guessing some of the riders on this thread...

I'm guessing some of the riders on this thread never sprint. Or climb steep hills. Or ride over rough ground. Or sprint up steep hills with rough ground (that's for the crossers).

I guess if you...
06-30-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Iride01

You could just commit to riding two or three...

You could just commit to riding two or three hundred miles a week and you'll probably need the new tires before Fall or at least before Winter. Then proper storage won't be a big deal.<grin>
06-28-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,933
Posted By shelbyfv

Seems OP had an opportunity to ease out of this...

Seems OP had an opportunity to ease out of this but chose instead to double down. :foo: Will be interesting to see what he ends up with for a bike since he's alienated all his shops and apparently...
06-28-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,661
Posted By Buzzkill53120

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06-23-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,773
Posted By bbbean

You know there's no correlation between your...

You know there's no correlation between your ability to pronounce a chemical's name and it's safety, right? FWIW, "natural" products are full of unpronounceable chemicals also. The world is made of...
06-23-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,773
Posted By YoungSalt

Remember, everything is chemicals. You are...

Remember, everything is chemicals. You are comprised of chemicals. An apple you pick off of a tree is chemicals. Here's the ingredients list of a banana:...
06-22-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,773
Posted By 79pmooney

Bag Balm is not all natural but it has a ~120...

Bag Balm is not all natural but it has a ~120 year history of use, first on cow tits, then when the 2nd generation mechanical milkers obviated the need, farmers' wives quickly figured out a lot of...
06-22-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,650
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Full size frame pump achieving full pressure in...

Full size frame pump achieving full pressure in 90 strokes for an unlimited number of flats.
06-17-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,294
Posted By Nyah

The only normalcy that will return is another...

The only normalcy that will return is another total shutdown. That will be the new normal. Here in Virginia, bars are apparently allowed to open outdoors. I stop to examine the patrons from a safe...
06-16-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,858
Posted By indyfabz

I am happy with my CatEye computer. When you are...

I am happy with my CatEye computer. When you are touring in the middle of nowhere with no phone reception for days and need to make sure you don't miss a turn, knowing how far you've ridden is...
Forum: Touring
06-12-20, 03:04 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,442
Posted By elcruxio

I don't actually use a dishing tool. I just flip...

I don't actually use a dishing tool. I just flip the wheel in the truing stand and always try to get the dish 1mm to the NDS side so not completely central. It's far enough to give a noticeable...
06-10-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,159
Posted By Camilo

Same here. Every helmet I've owned were replaced...

Same here. Every helmet I've owned were replaced were for:
1. I simply got rid of two of my original helmets after about 5 years that were styrofoam helmets with fabric covers, one a Bell and the...
06-09-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,162
Posted By MarcusT

The only downside is the cost of switching a bike...

The only downside is the cost of switching a bike fitted with drops to flat
06-09-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,815
Posted By Gresp15C

If nothing else, integrated sensors would...

If nothing else, integrated sensors would guarantee that your bike will go obsolete in 3 years.
06-09-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 617
Posted By mprince

You used to be able to buy grommets that fit in a...

You used to be able to buy grommets that fit in a schrader hole to fit presta valves. This would prevent the pv from getting pulled (or pushed) into the oversize hole and damaging the tube at the...
06-08-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,603
Posted By Phil_gretz

Just because one can ride it all day doesn't mean...

Just because one can ride it all day doesn't mean that one should ride it at all. Unless fully loaded, the LHT offers a dead, depressingly uninspired ride. Ugh.

There are a lot of great riding...
06-06-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,603
Posted By Koyote

You’re a beginner and are planning to spend $5k+...

You’re a beginner and are planning to spend $5k+ on a bike? And you really believe that you will choose a bike that will make you happy forever?

You’re more likely to just make an expensive...
Forum: Touring
06-05-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,936
Posted By saddlesores

water needed will depend on your specific tour,...

water needed will depend on your specific tour, distance, availability, heat....
thing is, you don't need quick access to water bottles at all times.
one or two should be enough, the rest should...
06-03-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,085
Posted By indyfabz

^^^And just like that, the thread grows longer...

^^^And just like that, the thread grows longer than a CVS receipt.^^^ An unfortunate sign of the times that nothing will be done about.
06-03-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By SurferCyclist

I always hang clothing bike or otherwise outside...

I always hang clothing bike or otherwise outside whenever possible. Dries better, fresher and as regards bike stuff always inside especially bib shorts. UV good to kill bacteria so anything that's...
06-03-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By ClydeClydeson

If it is sunny and/or the temperature is above...

If it is sunny and/or the temperature is above ~15 deg C, then I line dry. If conditions are not suitable for line drying, I throw my bike stuff in the dryer at the end of drying a larger load.
...
06-03-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,979
Posted By jefnvk

Pro tip: legal advice screamed out the window...

Pro tip: legal advice screamed out the window from a moving vehicle is often not correct.
06-03-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,085
Posted By indyfabz

IMO, I think some of what you are seeing are...

IMO, I think some of what you are seeing are non-serious responses to the trolls who are allowed to ply their trade on this site because they tiptoe inside the boundaries of the rules and create site...
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