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10-15-19, 02:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 280
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

It sounds like you need more experience. Ride...

It sounds like you need more experience. Ride your bike, read lots of information about biking, then you can make an educated, informed opinion about what you might like to change. Once you feel...
09-23-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,366
Posted By Homebrew01

I have been "dropped" many times. Does that count...

I have been "dropped" many times. Does that count ?
09-19-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,452
Posted By Kapusta

W That was definitely NOT ruling out...

W

That was definitely NOT ruling out anything under $1000 as junk. Did not say it, did not imply it.

Sorry, but no.

Pointing out that Bike A is a lot better than Bike B does not imply that B...
09-19-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,452
Posted By Kapusta

Wow, $750-$1500 bikes that are better than $500...

Wow, $750-$1500 bikes that are better than $500 bikes. Incredible. Whod have thought?

Shall I now link to a bunch of $2500-$3000 bikes to point out that $1000 bikes are junk?
09-15-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 708
Posted By Kedosto

If Im riding around the corner, no. If Im...

If Im riding around the corner, no. If Im setting up a final fit on an N+1, absolutely.


-Kedosto
09-11-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,844
Posted By JonathanGennick

An underrated aspect of cycling as a sport is ......

An underrated aspect of cycling as a sport is ... that it can be enjoyed alone. I like that I can go for a ride by myself just as easily as with a group of friends.
09-10-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,198
Posted By wolfchild

I ride different bikes, change my commuting...

I ride different bikes, change my commuting routes, go mountain biking and ride singletrack trails, maintain and do work on singletrack trails. I also have other interests and hobbies besides...
09-10-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,198
Posted By Kapusta

Buy more bikes :) I am only half-joking. If...

Buy more bikes :)

I am only half-joking. If you mostly ride paved roads, try gravel/dirt road riding. Or off-road trail riding. Or if you are already trail riding, try it on a very different sort...
09-08-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By philbob57

3rd hand for adjusting brakes.

3rd hand for adjusting brakes.
09-06-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,248
Posted By cyccommute

Check to make sure the play is in the headset....

Check to make sure the play is in the headset. Pull hard on the front brake so that the wheel won't turn. Rock the bike back and forth against that brake. If you still feel play, grab the wheel...
09-06-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,248
Posted By cyccommute

Your bike shop can order the the headset from...

Your bike shop can order the the headset from Quality Bike Products (QBP). If you have an REI nearby, you can get the headset wrench from there or have REI ship them to you. You will need to know...
09-05-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,248
Posted By cyccommute

What's going on is that you have a threaded...

What's going on is that you have a threaded headset and you are experiencing one of the more common issues with threaded headsets, i.e. your headset is loosening. You need to tighten the cup and...
09-05-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,452
Posted By qclabrat

The $500 pricepoint is there but as mentioned, it...

The $500 pricepoint is there but as mentioned, it will compromise on some parts which would matter to me. The key word is "me", stick to your budget, do your homework and test a few bikes. Giants are...
09-04-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,452
Posted By riverdrifter

I'd say it's the other way around. Don't let...

I'd say it's the other way around. Don't let facts get in the way of your opinion. You can most certainly buy a hardtail MTB for under $500 that will be reliable, trouble-free, and enjoyable for...
09-04-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

1. Make sure your wheel is fully seated in the...

1. Make sure your wheel is fully seated in the dropouts. Many a shop hour has been wasted trying to centre brakes on a wheel that is not centred, then realizing the mistake and doing it all over...
09-04-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,452
Posted By Darth Lefty

7tevoffun $1000 won't even get you the $1000 bike...

7tevoffun $1000 won't even get you the $1000 bike these guys are imagining any more. I agree with them that's a preferable bike, but it's hard to find. SRAM Eagle and dropper seat posts this year...
09-04-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,452
Posted By riverdrifter

OP is looking for a $500 bike to pull a child...

OP is looking for a $500 bike to pull a child trailer and do some occasional, recreational trail riding. He is not looking for a $1,000 trail rig.

Let's not try to convince him that it's not worth...
09-01-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,968
Posted By FiftySix

I'm like you on that, Korina. I prefer to be able...

I'm like you on that, Korina. I prefer to be able to slide off the saddle forward and get both feet on the ground after a panic stop or quick stop.

Most times I can stay on the saddle and lean the...
08-30-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,698
Posted By ooga-booga

last two weeks in september to first two weeks in...

last two weeks in september to first two weeks in november fave two months of the year for riding here in the west.
deserts starting to cool down and are semi/tolerable early. mountains still warm...
08-30-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,698
Posted By BobbyG

Me! https://youtu.be/DBMGN5X-VBU ...

Me!
https://youtu.be/DBMGN5X-VBU
https://youtu.be/4erYspxojuw
https://youtu.be/ystmjfpY6t8
08-30-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,698
Posted By rumrunn6

who is psyched for Autumn riding?

I know you guys in Australia & New Zealand are coming up to Spring, right? happy for you. but here in "the states" I'm looking forward to cooler temps & cozy evenings at home after the rides
08-27-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,968
Posted By trailangel

Why is it dealers and sales are putting people on...

Why is it dealers and sales are putting people on bikes too small? Seems like a trend to ride the smallest bike possible.
08-20-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,068
Posted By JohnDThompson

on the rivet [definition] Extreme physical...

on the rivet [definition]
Extreme physical exertion to the point of almost giving up. Derived from bike racing in the olden days when bike seats had rivets, and in an effort not to get dropped one...
08-09-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,949
Posted By Kapusta

I was going to suggest telling random strangers...

I was going to suggest telling random strangers about your marital problems, but I see you already have that covered.
08-05-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,893
Posted By indyfabz

This was a hard day. 16 mile gravel climb with...

This was a hard day. 16 mile gravel climb with 3,200'+ of elevation gain and then a gorgeous, paved descent. The last shot is the view from my "home" that night. No shower, electricity, phone or TV....
08-05-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,771
Posted By Kedosto

I'm willing to bet you didn't get into your...

I'm willing to bet you didn't get into your current shape in only a few months. It's more likely been years in the making. It can't be undone in a mere couple months worth of cycling. It's best to...
08-05-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,893
Posted By Happy Feet

I rode really hard the other day and this is what...

I rode really hard the other day and this is what I saw

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48457930926_eb78a25ca3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gQ4yBG)

...
08-05-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,893
Posted By caloso

Shouldn’t it be 24x7x52?

Shouldn’t it be 24x7x52?
08-05-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,771
Posted By noimagination

Sorry, but Spinnaker is right, you gave bad...

Sorry, but Spinnaker is right, you gave bad advice in your post. And trying to squirm out of it by playing semantic games is not going to work. The post specifically asked for guidance, you said "if...
08-02-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,673
Posted By mynewnchome

This usually goes away2 minutes after beginning...

This usually goes away2 minutes after beginning to pedal
07-26-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,537
Posted By bradyweb

I've decide to make a change. Some might say it's...

I've decide to make a change. Some might say it's an upgrade. In either event, whether I'm faster, slower, more efficient, or a hack on a nice bike, It's all about having fun, and I think this will...
07-16-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,344
Posted By badger1

A valiant attempt at a 'spontaneously assploding...

A valiant attempt at a 'spontaneously assploding crabon' troll, but ultimately a fail.

"The Welshman [Geraint Thomas] went down at the base of the final climb of the day, 13 kilometres from the...
07-16-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,344
Posted By GlennR

But in "todays" news cycle, if you tell a lie...

But in "todays" news cycle, if you tell a lie enough times, most will believe it's true.

It's called "Fake News".
07-14-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,398
Posted By LaurieD

Still excited. Took the new bike out this...

Still excited. Took the new bike out this morning and am really adjusting to the feel of a road bike. I enjoy the way this bike handles.

This morning, my husband put up wall mounting so I can...
07-05-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,880
Posted By hazetguy

http://www.todayifoundout.com/wp-content/uploads/2...

http://www.todayifoundout.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/spam1.jpg
07-04-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,682
Posted By Retro Grouch

BUT every ride starts at 0 MPH and you have to...

BUT every ride starts at 0 MPH and you have to accelerate to however fast you ride. It might not make an overall difference in a 25 mile ride, but the psychological memory of that sluggish initial...
07-02-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,232
Posted By FiftySix

I could have sworn I've seen some people use...

I could have sworn I've seen some people use helmets as kick stands by putting a helmet under a pedal?

:bike:
07-02-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,232
Posted By livedarklions

Next up: bike locks and water bottles. Then:...

Next up: bike locks and water bottles.

Then: Rear racks and stem caps.
06-30-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 1,371
Views: 88,751
Posted By Noahma

86.21 Miles yesterday, and 71.65 today ...

86.21 Miles yesterday, and 71.65 today
Participated in BikeMS Colorado for the 3rd year. It was hot, humid, and absolutely no air movement on day 1. But it was very very fun :)
06-26-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1,371
Views: 88,751
Posted By ooga-booga

135.6 miles yesterday from dtown la to north...

135.6 miles yesterday from dtown la to north county san diego. taking today off.
05-04-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,211
Posted By one4smoke

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/230190ea_455e_4378_9288_a2df7c03b4f2_4c7c115200c7e86c4109ef30cc795bf71f6c8acb.jpeg
05-04-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,211
Posted By Nachoman

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/ima1ejpeg_0_a8f9f76c48614855f5331c07abd0a2308c77a015.jpg
Sunrise on Harbor Island.
05-04-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,211
Posted By one4smoke

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/733x1132/4fb83e86_ace0_4684_9284_0bb153ecc611_5f65fe35666b60d2471caac5caeaeb68029f13a9.jpeg
05-03-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,211
Posted By Notso_fastLane

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20150704_193057_69d21571b46bf4329903918fff2d4feb39ecfe4f.jpg

AZ Sunset
05-02-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,211
Posted By DrIsotope

Monterey Bay, CA ...

Monterey Bay, CA
https://i.imgur.com/dzVo98i.jpg

San Francisco Bay, the sun is hiding in there somewhere.
https://i.imgur.com/XkOfJjj.jpg

Mesa, AZ
https://i.imgur.com/UaLuqZL.jpg

Actually...
05-02-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,211
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

The outline of the Reagan Presidential Library is...

The outline of the Reagan Presidential Library is seen to the right. The former Air Force One is housed there.
...
05-01-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,211
Posted By riverdrifter

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/img_4300_2a98ee4beaa20c3030e7f17a9475656f4d06138f.jpg
05-01-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,211
Posted By 308jerry

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/fb_img_1442931049780_726eec65820a0006a258a624db51d29758ce8f41.jpg

Last September.
05-01-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,211
Posted By Stebo81

Got Any Sunrise pictures?

Sometimes you just have to stop and take it all in. Awesome morning in Sydney.
...
04-27-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 13,028
Posted By jeffpoulin

So 110 kmph is not the limit for the pros, but...

So 110 kmph is not the limit for the pros, but it's close.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT2MwG9gMgI
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