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03-18-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,449
Posted By mrdelurk

That's already a given. I'm biking only from 8am...

That's already a given. I'm biking only from 8am to 4:30pm. Even on the pavement shoulder, I bike past way many car skid marks leading into the bush not to tempt fate by biking during reduced...
02-03-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,022
Posted By SurferRosa

First, op, sorry for the bb threadjack. ...

First, op, sorry for the bb threadjack.



I'm down with that ... on a not so special bike. But if this Miyata were an upper-mid-level 912 with an original bb hollow spindle, those 50 grams...
01-25-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 687
Posted By jjhabbs

New Vid: How to overhaul your Bottom bracket on a Vintage bicycle.

Hey guys,
Another attempt at a "how to" video. Please check it out. Let me know what you think.

How to overhaul a Bottom bracket on a vintage bicycle.

Thanks! JJ...
01-21-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,211
Posted By Wyoguy

Let me explain my diet better. Even though it...

Let me explain my diet better. Even though it has a nice fancy name Fat Smash Diet. It is simply a fancy name/plan for quitting overeating cold turkey.

I traded 2+ IPAs a night for water all...
01-17-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,174
Posted By 70sSanO

If you can touch the ground while sitting on your...

If you can touch the ground while sitting on your saddle, it is probably too low.

John
11-03-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,120
Posted By Sy Reene

That's a nice dining room table project!

That's a nice dining room table project!
10-27-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,683
Posted By rebel1916

The clueless noobs/pedestrians apparently know...

The clueless noobs/pedestrians apparently know better than you.
10-15-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,410
Posted By Gravel Rider

I stop a lot. Whether to hydrate, take pictures...

I stop a lot. Whether to hydrate, take pictures or smell the roses. It''s all about the journey for me. I'm riding gravel and mountains but if I was riding road I'd probably stop less. ymmv
10-13-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,218
Posted By rumrunn6

love this, thank you for sharing. I had a whole...

love this, thank you for sharing. I had a whole bagel this morning & I've felt it all day ;-(
10-09-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,492
Posted By grizzly59

This may be the most excellent paragraph Iíve...

This may be the most excellent paragraph Iíve read on BF
09-23-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,823
Posted By CAT7RDR

If it was a mountain bike and the front shocks...

If it was a mountain bike and the front shocks were in need of replacing I could see swapping to a steel fork on the cheap which is what I did on my 29'er.

Otherwise, save your duckets for a...
09-23-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,823
Posted By Moisture

For whatever you are trying to achieve, I think...

For whatever you are trying to achieve, I think its a complete waste of time and totally redundant, when you can easily make more of a difference than 500g with your own fitness and performance...
09-16-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,207
Posted By Andy_K

Why so few pictures on this thread? I'm not...

Why so few pictures on this thread?

I'm not even sure others would agree with me about which are the top 5 bikes in my collection. I might disagree with my own list a week from now, but I'll take...
09-16-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,391
Posted By alcjphil

It is amazing how little space it takes to store...

It is amazing how little space it takes to store a bike if you use your imagination. This photo shows a solution I used to store 2 bikes in an unused corner of my apartment. The alcove was less than...
09-05-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 7,504
Posted By PeteHski

Not a race bike. More of a fast gran fondo bike....

Not a race bike. More of a fast gran fondo bike. Durability and reliability would be my top priorities.
08-29-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By dsbrantjr

Call me old-fashioned but I stick with steel, it...

Call me old-fashioned but I stick with steel, it is not perfect but its toughness and resilience eliminates a lot of the hand-wringing and gnashing of teeth which I see going on with carbon...
Forum: Touring
08-27-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,538
Posted By Steve B.

My question is why ?. Carbon advantages are...

My question is why ?. Carbon advantages are usually weight, stifness, aero depending on rim depth. None of those qualities are needed in a touring rim and likely costs a good bit more than aluminum.
08-27-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 631
Posted By hokiefyd

I was going to suggest a low-end front derailleur...

I was going to suggest a low-end front derailleur designed for 3x6 or 3x7 drivetrains (such as a Tourney or similar). I think the cages get slightly narrower as the intended chains got narrower (9,...
08-27-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 631
Posted By cyccommute

Particularly a Sram one. Shimano isnít...

Particularly a Sram one. Shimano isnít particularly good at front derailers, either road or mountain. The cheaper Shimano of either road or mountain are more forgiving. Sram doesnít have that...
08-25-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,433
Posted By Troul

one who doesn't waive.

one who doesn't waive.
08-25-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,433
Posted By genejockey

The ones who never smile while riding.

The ones who never smile while riding.
08-22-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 702
Posted By speedy25

Get away from the crap sold on amazon. Go to an...

Get away from the crap sold on amazon. Go to an industrial supply house. You can get a great gauge that will lead a long accurate life for around $20.

-SP
08-20-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,173
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Actually, it makes a lot of sense. Although the...

Actually, it makes a lot of sense. Although the shape of the chainring changes, the circumference remains the same, so the distance remains constant. Per Sheldon Brown "There is a slight variation in...
08-20-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,173
Posted By TugaDude

I ran a Biopace on a fixed gear/SS bike and never...

I ran a Biopace on a fixed gear/SS bike and never had problems. It is hard to wrap your head around but the tension really doesn't change much if at all.
08-20-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,173
Posted By TugaDude

Surly's SS conversion kit is only $40.00 and is...

Surly's SS conversion kit is only $40.00 and is solid.
08-02-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By prairiepedaler

Ok, thank you for your input on these types of...

Ok, thank you for your input on these types of hubs. Some are way out of my price range for sure. I think Formula made some too. Will keep looking around and if I source any more I'll add to the body...
08-01-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 12,103
Posted By livedarklions

It's like the old joke, "quitting smoking is...

It's like the old joke, "quitting smoking is easy, I've done it a hundred times" . The problem isn't losing weight, it's keeping it off. And that can require major life changes that are not easy to...
08-01-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 12,103
Posted By livedarklions

What a load of crap! Who the heck are you to...

What a load of crap! Who the heck are you to define what the problem is for "the vast majority of people"?

If you've eliminated "anecdotal stories, scientific data and rare medical conditions"...
07-31-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,618
Posted By fishboat

Perhaps a 650B conversion may give you the widest...

Perhaps a 650B conversion may give you the widest options for bike selection in combo with wider tires. Some bikes are better candidates than others. I remember seeing a Lemond Buenos Aires(max...
07-30-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By cyccommute

White Industries offers the MI5...

White Industries offers the MI5 (http://www.whiteind.com/hubsmi5) in a 40 hole drilling. $336 in silver, 343 in black. Excellent hubs.
07-30-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 12,103
Posted By livedarklions

It works for them, or at least they believe it...

It works for them, or at least they believe it works. It does not mean that that's generally applicable. Scientific studies are designed to pick up the people it doesn't work for as well as the...
07-18-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,784
Posted By Jtmav

I have been intermittent fasting for over 8 years...

I have been intermittent fasting for over 8 years now and because of that lifestyle change I dropped around 30 lbs and have maintained the same weight, within a few pounds, for that time. Always...
07-11-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By easyupbug

The above is good advice. I gifted all three...

The above is good advice. I gifted all three daughters when they left home the highly rated Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance for their road bikes and they have done well. He also has an...
06-15-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 14,380
Posted By gringomojado

Back in the day, we fixed our own bikes, and...

Back in the day, we fixed our own bikes, and cars. Neither was too complicated, and were more reliable!
gm
08-09-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 27,132
Posted By livedarklions

I lost 150 pounds, and the way I did it was...

I lost 150 pounds, and the way I did it was pretty similar to what you describe. It's really a matter of trial and error, keep doing what you're doing until you hit a plateau, then make another...
08-02-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,342
Posted By RobbieTunes

Doesn't matter who made it; not like Trek was...

Doesn't matter who made it; not like Trek was using minimum wage trainees to build LeMonds.

She's one ready-to-roll beauty, well done by someone who actually gave a rat's....

It's right up my...
07-27-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By 70sSanO

I didn’t realize you bought thumb shifters. The...

I didn’t realize you bought thumb shifters. The left is not indexed so it will work fine.

John
07-27-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By shelbyfv

Repeat- they will work fine in index or friction,...

Repeat- they will work fine in index or friction, your choice.
07-10-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By Barry2

RH, Making friends is never easy and even...

RH,
Making friends is never easy and even tougher during these times.
Reducing the resolution of jpg images can make them incredibly small for posting.
Most cameras are overkill for the kind of...
06-11-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,632
Posted By Litespud

Barring trauma, there’s pretty much nothing that...

Barring trauma, there’s pretty much nothing that can go wrong with a Ti frame except weld failure (and that’s rare), and the best way to minimize that risk is to buy a frame built by an established...
02-26-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 41,984
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Avocado, non-starchy vegetables, berries, nuts,...

Avocado, non-starchy vegetables, berries, nuts, flaxseed......

The Standard American Diet probably has less fiber than most Keto diets.

Fiber also isn't that necessary if you don't eat junk...
02-26-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 19,786
Posted By JackieYan

That's a great story. I wish you success with...

That's a great story.
I wish you success with your tour and your new lease of life. You've certainly put a lot of effort into it.
Forum: Touring
02-20-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,703
Posted By bikenh

The only thing I have a problem with is seeing...

The only thing I have a problem with is seeing things in black only. On this forum it seems like their is only one color to see things, black...dollar sign black. The only way to go on a bike trip is...
02-17-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By wrk101

When people ask me about owning multiple bikes...

When people ask me about owning multiple bikes (itís none of their business), I always ask them do they own more than one pair of shoes? Hiking shoes, running shoes, dress shoes, etc. well itís the...
02-09-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,872
Posted By mechanicmatt

Near Chattanooga..

...and vintage and I think closer to you size maybe. Both below $120.

https://chattanooga.craigslist.org/bik/d/pikeville-classic-sport-touring-bike/7069646166.html

And also:
...
02-08-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,872
Posted By Cougrrcj

You've got time to locate/find another... Just...

You've got time to locate/find another... Just be ready to jump like RIGHT NOW when a vintage tourer shows up! I was lucky to find my Univega Gran Tourismo for <$160 in as-new original condition...
02-08-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,872
Posted By gugie

If you're sticking to paved roads, there's no...

If you're sticking to paved roads, there's no need for suspension forks. Straight mountain bike bars allow for only one hand position, dropped or trekking style bars allow you to move around so...
02-04-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,389
Posted By BobbyG

RH Clark What a fantastic example you set for...

RH Clark What a fantastic example you set for your son (and any other kids in your family). And that is very real! Not only will you reap the benefits of improved physical and mental health, but so...
02-02-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,872
Posted By mountaindave

No matter what bike you choose, this is probably...

No matter what bike you choose, this is probably the best thing you can do for yourself in preparation for any length of trip.

Know thyself and thy bike. The rest will follow - youíll know what to...
02-01-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,872
Posted By stardognine

Go for it! I rode an Ď85 Trek 620 from Erie, PA...

Go for it! I rode an Ď85 Trek 620 from Erie, PA to Denver, CO a couple years ago, and had no real problems. The main things to make sure of, are your bottom bracket & hubs. I saw that you have a high...
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