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Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 11:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,219
Posted By Leinster

I don’t see how this move makes any economic...

I don’t see how this move makes any economic sense. I was drawn to it by the podcasts and the quality of the writing, and they’ve ditched some of the best reasons to follow the site. All I’m reading...
11-15-22, 03:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,491
Posted By Leinster

This. A LBS here has a 1980s TdF stage winning...

This. A LBS here has a 1980s TdF stage winning bike hanging on the wall. Cost them a couple grand, with letters of authenticity etc. They have gravel bikes on the floor that cost more.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,591
Posted By Leinster

Am I the only one who would prefer downtube...

Am I the only one who would prefer downtube friction front shifting to index/brifter?
09-21-22, 12:37 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,339
Posted By Leinster

Your first sentence is undeniably true. As...

Your first sentence is undeniably true.

As to your second, how do you propose I teach my 7 year old son and daughter the confidence to ride in traffic? This is exactly why we need properly...
09-21-22, 12:32 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,339
Posted By Leinster

The point is that it’s probably the best the...

The point is that it’s probably the best the Coalition could get the City engineers to agree to. the painted bike gutter isn’t safer than riding in the road, it doesn’t increase mode share, but it...
09-01-22, 01:11 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,630
Posted By Leinster

I find this question funny. Why should cycling...

I find this question funny. Why should cycling have an “end goal”? I ride my bike because I enjoy it. I ride because it’s the best way to get from A to B (sometimes). I ride for exercise, for fun,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By Leinster

I had a concern about putting 28s on my wife's...

I had a concern about putting 28s on my wife's bike, so I rolled it down to the LBS, asked them nicely if I could try swapping in a wheel from one of the bikes in-store and seeing if it fit, and when...
08-27-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 880
Posted By Leinster

Brake levers for a 7 year old

I have a 20” wheel Giant MTB for my son, but the brake levers are old and worn and stiff and terrible and too big for his hands to reach. Can anyone recommend a good set online, suitable for young...
07-22-22, 11:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,229
Posted By Leinster

Yes, there were also traffic jams in Switzerland....

Yes, there were also traffic jams in Switzerland. But those who wished to not partake in them had other options. Most Americans have no such option.

switzerland is about the same size and...
07-22-22, 12:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,229
Posted By Leinster

I think you missed my double negative. i...

I think you missed my double negative.

i love MUPs, and use a rail-trail on a regular basis here. My concern about them is if they replace what could have been a valid train route; and just...
07-20-22, 12:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,229
Posted By Leinster

I’m never not a fan of rails to trails. Unless...

I’m never not a fan of rails to trails. Unless the rail still works.
07-19-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,229
Posted By Leinster

A pedestrian bridge costs $150-250/sq ft. Even...

A pedestrian bridge costs $150-250/sq ft. Even assuming you’re on the lower end of that for efficiency, that’s $1800/linear foot of 12’ wide 2-way bike path, before you factor in ramps at every...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-22, 10:44 PM
Replies: 10,391
Views: 3,160,948
Posted By Leinster

Video from Le Tour the other day. ...

Video from Le Tour the other day.
https://twitter.com/fietsprofessor/status/1546084491621441537
My question is, what's she riding? Is it a CAAD? The round tubes, decals and paintjob look like my...
06-22-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,218
Posted By Leinster

They had to walk because they didn’t know how to...

They had to walk because they didn’t know how to do a hill-start in a stick shift.
06-20-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,734
Posted By Leinster

I had one near where I used to live in SoCal. On...

I had one near where I used to live in SoCal. On multiple occasions I got off the bike to check if my back tire was rubbing the frame of the brake pads or something. Nope. Just this weird stretch of...
06-20-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 429
Posted By Leinster

Yeah, we’re looking at ride-sharing with my...

Yeah, we’re looking at ride-sharing with my father in law and his old Ford Ranger now as an option, the question there is keeping the bikes stable in the bed of the truck. Complex combinations of...
06-19-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 429
Posted By Leinster

4+ bike rack for a Prius

Somebody stole our bike rack! (It may have accidentally been left on the side of the street while packing).

We have a road trip next weekend and want to bring 2 grownup bikes, 2 kids bikes, and we...
06-15-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By Leinster

700x30 road (but also some gravel) tires

I have a rim-brake road bike that has clearance for up to 30mm tires. What is a good, reasonably priced tire, that I can ride mostly on road but not be afraid of a hard-packed trail or two if I get...
06-14-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By Leinster

I would usually be cruising around while in town,...

I would usually be cruising around while in town, using it as a warm up to get properly moving once I'm out in the countryside, so for me, that wouldn't be like-for-like.

If I was to try and ride...
06-14-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,056
Posted By Leinster

well there’s your answer. Just ride the bike you...

well there’s your answer. Just ride the bike you have now, and then ride the new one when you get it.

The caveat I will add here is that a spare pair of wheels is never a bad thing to have around...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-22, 12:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 953
Posted By Leinster

I have a Miche 12-29 for all the ratio reasons...

I have a Miche 12-29 for all the ratio reasons you mention. No shifting issues.

I bought mine with a Shimano spline to fit my wheels, but it works great with my Athena 11 group.
06-11-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 789
Posted By Leinster

Check out “Path Less Pedaled” on YouTube. Russ is...

Check out “Path Less Pedaled” on YouTube. Russ is always looking for lower gears.

https://youtu.be/a7QKVu0ZbTo
06-08-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,218
Posted By Leinster

By all means, get a gravel bike with discs. I...

By all means, get a gravel bike with discs. I wouldn’t steer you any other way. My hardtail and my cargo bike both have disc brakes.

But don’t feel obligated to offload any rim brake road bikes,...
06-08-22, 12:29 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,218
Posted By Leinster

Prices on rim brake parts are coming down on eBay...

Prices on rim brake parts are coming down on eBay etc. And your rim brakes will still stop your bike as well as they ever have. No need to change.
06-03-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,796
Posted By Leinster

There's got to be room for both on the ROW. The...

There's got to be room for both on the ROW. The Skunk Train's not exactly the TGV, and they have pedal-train rides on their website too.
06-03-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By Leinster

BikesnobNYC had a post the other day about how...

BikesnobNYC had a post the other day about how the New Yorker has had a bit of a change of heart about cyclists. The article in his first post is very good.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,210
Posted By Leinster

As said above, road bike with 3-hole shoes, +...

As said above, road bike with 3-hole shoes, + off-road/grave/commuter bike with 2-hole shoes, plus a pair of runners that you sometimes use on bike rides.



When you get back from a rain ride,...
04-28-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,470
Posted By Leinster

...is the end of the story, IMO.

...is the end of the story, IMO.
04-27-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,151
Posted By Leinster

I believe AmEx has high vendor charges. I had a...

I believe AmEx has high vendor charges. I had a company AmEx for expenses on the road in a past job, and got turned away from more than one lunch spot. Usually a small business.

I write the rent...
04-27-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,457
Posted By Leinster

JFK Drive

I posted this in a thread in General, but it might be worth its own thread here.

San Francisco voted last night to make JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park car-free on a permanent basis.
...
04-27-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,908
Posted By Leinster

Maybe this is a good thread to discuss it, or...

Maybe this is a good thread to discuss it, or maybe it should get a new thread, but San Francisco voted last night to make JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park car-free on a permanent basis.
...
04-27-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,908
Posted By Leinster

I think you're discussing a socio-economic issue...

I think you're discussing a socio-economic issue here that is outwith the scope of this thread...
04-27-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,908
Posted By Leinster

The Dutch make 10 times as many trips by bike as...

The Dutch make 10 times as many trips by bike as Americans do, though, so that more than covers the difference in cyclist death rates.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By Leinster

I can't speak to that re the crankset, mine is a...

I can't speak to that re the crankset, mine is a Centaur because it was the only silver compact Campag crank+BB I could find on the 'Bay for under $300.
04-27-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,908
Posted By Leinster

This is the thing. Nobody should feel unsafe...

This is the thing. Nobody should feel unsafe getting around in a city by ANY form of transportation. Nobody should be afraid for their childrens' safety in any city. Cities should be for everybody.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-22, 12:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By Leinster

I'm running Athena 11, 50-34/12-29. It works...

I'm running Athena 11, 50-34/12-29. It works great. That gearing was offered as a standard option with 11 spd groupsets for at least the last generation of Athena.
04-27-22, 12:41 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,908
Posted By Leinster

Nobody wants to transform the USA into the...

Nobody wants to transform the USA into the Netherlands, but carrying on with the existing car-dependent infrastructure in cities and suburbs is a terrible model economically, socially, health-wise,...
04-27-22, 12:06 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,908
Posted By Leinster

I can not-infrequently (but not frequently enough...

I can not-infrequently (but not frequently enough for my preference) be seen riding my Yuba Mundo with 3 kids on the back around my small rural Northern California city. I think I'm about the only...
04-26-22, 11:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,668
Posted By Leinster

My experience of 395 is farther north, between...

My experience of 395 is farther north, between Reno and Southern Oregon, and about 10 years out of date, but generally, I found that outside of an hour's drive from Reno the traffic was light, the...
04-26-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 59,204
Posted By Leinster

Not necessary. More comfortable, especially...

Not necessary.

More comfortable, especially on longer rides, or when trying to go as fast as possible.
04-26-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,579
Posted By Leinster

I only recently found out, after living here more...

I only recently found out, after living here more than 10 years now, that it is legal in my city to ride on the sidewalk. They've even chosen to include portions of sidewalk as parts of the ongoing...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,962
Posted By Leinster

daytime riding without lights is not a dangerous...

daytime riding without lights is not a dangerous practice. Yes there are data showing that daytime lights improve visibility, but that doesn’t render unlit cyclists invisible. If it was a major...
03-29-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By Leinster

Cool! I did something similar for my now-6...

Cool!

I did something similar for my now-6 year old, but I just left the coaster brake on there (his twin sister got a pretty-much stock Frozen bike; I wasn't going to mess with it). Where did you...
03-23-22, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By Leinster

I think both might be tricky with no transport,...

I think both might be tricky with no transport, but of the 2 I'd definitely work on making sure I could see the Arenberg stage. Wallers, 7km from the finish, appears to have a train station.

By...
03-12-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,452
Posted By Leinster

I didn’t know any younger/poorer cyclists than me...

I didn’t know any younger/poorer cyclists than me who were likely to want/need/know how to install my Mirage 8-spd shifters, so I sold them for $75 on eBay, put them in an Amazon box, slapped on a...
03-06-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,275
Posted By Leinster

So Garmin awarded me a badge for my ride this...

So Garmin awarded me a badge for my ride this morning. Petaluma Phil musta seen his shadow or something.
...
03-03-22, 12:47 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 7,264
Posted By Leinster

When I started riding, "generic cycling clothing"...

When I started riding, "generic cycling clothing" meant black shorts, a PDM/Carrera/Z jersey from the LBS discount rack, and maybe a football jersey/cotton t-shirt as an undershirt. It was harder to...
03-03-22, 12:38 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,275
Posted By Leinster

I've been out for a few morning rides. It's...

I've been out for a few morning rides. It's colder than I'd like for the kit I own as a long-term NorCal resident, but it's not the worst.

I think the bit I most agree with the OP about is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,406
Posted By Leinster

I don't know for sure, my buddy Beeks was...

I don't know for sure, my buddy Beeks was supposed to bring me a crop report, and nobody's heard from him since New Years.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-22, 11:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,406
Posted By Leinster

Frozen concentrated orange juice.

Frozen concentrated orange juice.
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