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05-10-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 826
Posted By pcb

It does seem clear that our transport systems are...

It does seem clear that our transport systems are overstressed, with increased shipping delays for all carriers.

But I reckon the deliberate policy changes/decisions made by DeJoy and the usps...
05-10-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 678
Posted By aplcr0331

Guess what? *Whispers* "Come over here" ...

Guess what?

*Whispers* "Come over here"


"Rims...ARE a disc."
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05-10-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,000
Posted By Phil_gretz

In the summer of 2018, they closed the Restaurant...

In the summer of 2018, they closed the Restaurant Eve in old town Alexandria, VA. That was a tragedy from which we have not yet fully recovered. Bike shops I can live without pretty readily. Truly...
05-09-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 678
Posted By indyfabz

*yawn* F-, assuming that is even possible. ...

*yawn*

F-, assuming that is even possible.

Can’t wait to see how many take the bait.
05-09-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,483
Posted By Trakhak

For steady-state, moderate-effort cycling, as...

For steady-state, moderate-effort cycling, as tested in most of the studies, that's accurate. For sprinting and high-effort hill climbing, less so. On the rare occasions that I ride using toe clips...
05-09-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,257
Posted By bruce19

The TT crowd says this is also more aero.

The TT crowd says this is also more aero.
05-08-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,257
Posted By UCantTouchThis

To show a fore aft position, you don't need to...

To show a fore aft position, you don't need to show the side to side. It's an illustration with red lines making the question easily understood.
05-08-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,257
Posted By Kapusta

Either way is fine. Of course, that will not...

Either way is fine.

Of course, that will not prevent this thread from hitting 3 pages.
05-08-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By DaveSSS

Start with an accurate cycling inseam measurement...

Start with an accurate cycling inseam measurement or well known saddle height. I think the shop is trying to sell a too large bike, unless you have long legs for your height.

As an example, I have...
05-06-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 826
Posted By repechage

keep in mind the guy in charge of the postal...

keep in mind the guy in charge of the postal system wants it to fail, and told congress, "you have to put up with me"
until the three nominated postal board of governors are confirmed, it will be...
05-06-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 826
Posted By lostarchitect

Yeah, this kind of thing happens when the...

Yeah, this kind of thing happens when the government intentionally tries to sabotage an essential service so they can have an excuse to privatize it. They've been chipping away at USPS since at least...
05-06-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 826
Posted By xiaoman1

Yeah, nothing like waiting for weeks with no...

Yeah, nothing like waiting for weeks with no movement and all of a sudden see it out for delivery and nothing in the box....next day check says it's across the country waiting to be processed to...
05-06-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By Koyote

I can't imagine many things more boring than...

I can't imagine many things more boring than riding my bike around a running track.
05-05-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 713
Posted By ropetwitch

Use a sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor...

Use a sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) at least 30 or above and be reapplied for atleast every 2 hours. Also, look for shaded routes on tree-lined streets or trails.
05-05-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By caloso

You could, but as the parent of a high school...

You could, but as the parent of a high school track athlete, I'd ask you not to. There are millions of miles of roads available to us, tracks are relatively scarce. Leave them to the runners.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,811
Posted By DangerousDanR

Once you buy it. having electronic shifting on...

Once you buy it. having electronic shifting on your primary bike becomes less of a luxury and more of the standard. But this baby, at over $200 US is pure luxury:...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,811
Posted By mercator

End caps are more of a safety item than a luxury.

End caps are more of a safety item than a luxury.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,811
Posted By MattTheHat

Unicorn leather bar tape.

Unicorn leather bar tape.
05-03-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,850
Posted By Narhay

Yes. Maybe if you are in an area with tons of...

Yes. Maybe if you are in an area with tons of flats they may have some redeeming qualities in that regard. Otherwise they're the worst riding tire I've ever used and I've used quite a few. I am a...
05-03-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,519
Posted By Koyote

Wouldn't you get a better workout with a heavier...

Wouldn't you get a better workout with a heavier bike ?
No.
05-03-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 935
Posted By wphamilton

If you're talking entry level. Name brand entry...

If you're talking entry level. Name brand entry level bikes are all good, with not enough differences to mean much. Avoid shock absorbers, that's where they cut corners. Otherwise just go by price....
05-03-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,519
Posted By Reflector Guy

Eventually the bike becomes so heavy the workout...

Eventually the bike becomes so heavy the workout is not enjoyable and we'll quit sooner rather than later.
05-03-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,519
Posted By indyfabz

Have you not thought for one second about why...

Have you not thought for one second about why "pro bikers" don't train that way? I mean, do you really think you have stumbled onto something pros and their coaches have overlooked for so long?
...
05-02-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 715
Posted By Litespud

a saddle’s not really a major suspension...

a saddle’s not really a major suspension component, like tires, but saddle comfort makes or breaks a bike. If your saddle’s comfortable, then tires, if not, then a better-fitting saddle is a...
04-29-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,850
Posted By Wildwood

Unless they have changed Gatorskins from years...

Unless they have changed Gatorskins from years ago = one of the hardest riding tire I have experienced. Maybe it is more flat proof but the sacrifice in ride quality used to be huge. IMHO.

Two...
04-29-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,491
Posted By Reflector Guy

I'd choose the cicadas any day over the stinkbugs...

I'd choose the cicadas any day over the stinkbugs we were getting a few years ago or the biting ladybugs we got a few years before that.
04-28-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,491
Posted By bikehoco

I doubt many people do it these days but you...

I doubt many people do it these days but you certainly can’t sleep with your windows open.
04-28-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,850
Posted By BFisher

My advice would be to start trying things out. We...

My advice would be to start trying things out. We can tell you this and that, but your definition of a good smooth tire is subjective to your perceptions.

So far I have not really been...
04-28-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,491
Posted By BadGrandma

I love cicadas. The whirring noise sounds like...

I love cicadas. The whirring noise sounds like the mother ship is hovering beyond the next hill.
04-28-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,850
Posted By squirtdad

conti gp5000

conti gp5000
04-28-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 439
Posted By Kapusta

Take a look at some of the options for trash can...

Take a look at some of the options for trash can sheds/storage.

I built a small outdoor shed that held 2 bikes (3 if I was strategic) and it was not much bigger than some trash can sheds I have...
04-28-21, 04:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,491
Posted By jpescatore

I don't remember much of a problem biking when...

I don't remember much of a problem biking when they last hit us here in MD in 2014. They were mostly a noise issue and then a crunchy shell on the road issue towards the end - seemed to mostly be...
04-24-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 660
Posted By SurferRosa

I'm not going to try to out-think the...

I'm not going to try to out-think the designer/builder of every single bike I have.
04-24-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,514
Posted By Dominae

You mean like when you ring the bell and startle...

You mean like when you ring the bell and startle them and, scared and confused, they jump out in front of you?
04-23-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 660
Posted By Rolla

Call me old school, but I like segmented housing,...

Call me old school, but I like segmented housing, if only so that I can see and feel how much tension a cable is under. But also, if the cable stops are slotted, you can easily pop the cable free...
04-23-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,295
Posted By noglider

I think it was in the summer of 1975 or maybe the...

I think it was in the summer of 1975 or maybe the summer of 1976 when I saw bike helmets in a catalog. It was the catalog of the American Youth Hostels NYC branch which had a small store. They were...
04-23-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By dsbrantjr

I curse them for doing this....

I curse them for doing this....
04-22-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,209
Posted By Rolla

Any coyotes I've ever encountered have always...

Any coyotes I've ever encountered have always been very timid and have gone out of their way to avoid contact. I don't think they typically view adult humans as prey.
04-22-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,010
Posted By Iride01

Pink cages if your bottles are gray. Gray cages...

Pink cages if your bottles are gray. Gray cages if your bottles are pink.
04-19-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 767
Posted By cyccommute

Rims can crack. Any rim can crack. I’ve ridden...

Rims can crack. Any rim can crack. I’ve ridden a lot of expensive rims and a lot of cheap rims. I’ve ridden lots of different brands of rims as well. The number of ones that have cracked at the...
04-17-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,253
Posted By jaxgtr

yes...good clean housing and good cables are...

yes...good clean housing and good cables are always a good thing.
04-17-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,256
Posted By Koyote

I don't understand the OP's point, as I see...

I don't understand the OP's point, as I see nothing in the photo that resembles the products sold by Rapha or Rivendell.
04-16-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 956
Posted By Troul

More times than I'd want to remember has proven...

More times than I'd want to remember has proven that, as soon as I remove that 1 item, I'll regret it shortly after. What adds more frustration is that, that 1 item then is temp misplaced rather...
04-15-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By Litespud

if you widen your search criteria to “25.4mm or...

if you widen your search criteria to “25.4mm or wider” and be prepared to use a shim, you’ll have more to choose from. Velo Orange have Al 31.8-25.4 shims for $12 and nice silver stems down to 40mm...
04-15-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 956
Posted By Troul

that is not happening.

that is not happening.
04-15-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,974
Posted By Rolla

My prediction is that the industry will continue...

My prediction is that the industry will continue to create more and more niches, and will eventually market “off-road performance commuters,” “all-gravel” bikes, “mountain road” bikes, and “enduro...
04-15-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,974
Posted By Kapusta

One could argue that the burlier Gravel Bikes are...

One could argue that the burlier Gravel Bikes are filling in the gap left open as Mountain Bikes became better at mountain biking, and worse at road/gravel riding.

Of course, my take is that...
04-13-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,264
Posted By mstateglfr

I read the OP as saying eat lunch each day and to...

I read the OP as saying eat lunch each day and to dropna lot of weight, eat breakfast every other day.

It's a captain obvious sort of approach-fewer calories in than out. It also seems like an...
04-13-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,264
Posted By MoAlpha

Yup. Starvation should only be attempted under...

Yup. Starvation should only be attempted under close medical supervision or for political purposes.
04-13-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,264
Posted By indyfabz

Having once lost 90 lbs in 9 months, I would not...

Having once lost 90 lbs in 9 months, I would not consider do anything close to what you do.
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