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12-06-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 248
Posted By teejaywhy

I much dislike digital tire pressure gauges. ...

I much dislike digital tire pressure gauges. Seems like every time I want to use it, the battery is dead.
12-06-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 467
Posted By SpedFast

Did you check on their warranty? haha

Did you check on their warranty? haha
12-01-21, 11:13 PM
12-01-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By Crankycrank

You could also just keep using your Topeak and...

You could also just keep using your Topeak and get one of these Presta to Schrader valve converters. Just leave the pump head setup for Schrader and screw one of these onto the Presta valve when...
12-01-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

more easily bent wheels, greater chance for out...

more easily bent wheels, greater chance for out of true conditions to become a bother (brake rub as one example), more chance of broken spokes.

The rider's weight has nearly nothing to do with...
11-24-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By csport

My conjecture is that they have low tension. The...

My conjecture is that they have low tension. The tension is lower on the non-drive side for a dished wheel anyway. If it is too low that it can go to zero when hitting potholes, accelerating or...
11-23-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,352
Posted By urbanknight

Not sure I agree with you. Relative is indeed...

Not sure I agree with you. Relative is indeed useful, but it's also important to not go too high or too low. A manufacturer's suggested tension is for the rim, not the spoke. Now that most rims don't...
11-21-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,352
Posted By cpach

I have a really, really accurate sense of...

I have a really, really accurate sense of relative pitch and very good pitch memory because of my experience as a musician/composer so plucking spokes drastically speeds my builds when comparing...
11-21-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,558
Posted By Rolla

I would take indoor trainers and power meters off...

I would take indoor trainers and power meters off the "need" list, and replace them with a helmet and some basic flat tire repair tools.
11-13-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Burp the valve to unstick it before connecting...

Burp the valve to unstick it before connecting the pump.
11-11-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,885
Posted By indyfabz

Which chain lube is best for stretching?

Which chain lube is best for stretching?
11-09-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 425
Posted By Iride01

Interesting. Why not 42?

Interesting. Why not 42?
11-05-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 660
Posted By trailangel

It's the orange part that bothers me.... the...

It's the orange part that bothers me.... the black road-tar smudge is fine.
11-05-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 912
Posted By MinnMan

Want to know what to wear in the cold? Experiment. Take Notes

This subforum has lots of threads asking for advice about what to wear on hands, feet, heads, legs, torso in the cold weather.

Those of us with some experience riding in the cold usually try to be...
11-01-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,092
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Much like attaching a flasher in front of a lure,...

Much like attaching a flasher in front of a lure, you catch more that way!
11-01-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,057
Posted By indyfabz

Same here. One thing I like to do is honk at...

Same here. One thing I like to do is honk at people using my voice. Like when the light turns green and someone is busy staring at their phone. Just this morning I pulled along side a woman and...
10-25-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 488
Posted By dedhed

I've found for myself personally, that when a...

I've found for myself personally, that when a specialized expensive tool is needed, I just pay the LBS to do it. Things like chasing & facing or freewheel tool I'll never need again. Probably maybe a...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,911
Posted By canopus

I once saw a guy in a company environmental truck...

I once saw a guy in a company environmental truck with a number and a phone on the back throw trash out while waiting for a red light. Trash pisses me off, so I called the company and reported the...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,911
Posted By jon c.

Perhaps I have led a sheltered life. I've lived...

Perhaps I have led a sheltered life. I've lived in half a dozen cities spread across the country and have never found myself in a place where public employees swearing at citizens in the streets was...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,911
Posted By livedarklions

Look, if someone in a city truck is taking out...

Look, if someone in a city truck is taking out their bad day on me when I'm riding reasonably and legally, I'm reporting him. I don't know about the lane choice here, if anything I suspect OP typoed...
10-21-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,323
Posted By ThermionicScott

True that aluminum fatigues and tandems are...

True that aluminum fatigues and tandems are harder on wheels... but I disagree that 7000 miles was "pretty good". This wheel should have been bulletproof!

The Ryde Andra 35 is a heavy rim with...
10-19-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 393
Posted By due ruote

Thereís nothing worse than having something go...

Thereís nothing worse than having something go sideways when you knew it was a bad idea to begin with.
I would just get some stainless M4 bolts. If it makes it easier you can just think of them as...
10-18-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,644
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I think you now have evidence to support buying a...

I think you now have evidence to support buying a second Lynskey. "But honey, this is the steep-lynskey..."
10-11-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 749
Posted By ThermionicScott

$20 isn't a lot to spend for a beam torque...

$20 isn't a lot to spend for a beam torque wrench, and I use mine on all kinds of things. :thumb:
10-10-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,918
Posted By shelbyfv

I haven't seen any posts in this thread that show...

I haven't seen any posts in this thread that show folks replacing parts "early." It seems most folks replace chains when they are worn to established limits and cassettes when they no longer work. ...
Forum: Touring
10-07-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,028
Posted By GamblerGORD53

What's wrong with walking?? NOTHING. It actually...

What's wrong with walking?? NOTHING. It actually relieves my cramps at times.
3.2 mph walking/ pushing is EASIER than 4 or 5 wizzing.
10-06-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 955
Posted By shelbyfv

As a public service.;) ...

As a public service.;)
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10-05-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,600
Posted By Bald Paul

I read a lot of product warning labels. Most...

I read a lot of product warning labels. Most things, it seems, will only cause cancer if you live in California.
10-04-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,600
Posted By spelger

if i had to wax after each ride, well, i wouldn't...

if i had to wax after each ride, well, i wouldn't wax at all then.
09-19-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,175
Posted By Quiglesnbits

I view not buying things because of the shortages...

I view not buying things because of the shortages as banking equity with my wife for my future purchases :)
09-05-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,996
Posted By caloso

To actually answer the OPís question, the...

To actually answer the OPís question, the benefits include proper cut to fit without bunching or sagging while you are in the riding position ( as opposed to sitting up straight), a lack of seams in...
09-04-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,996
Posted By Maelochs

Bike shorts can do a couple things .... first,...

Bike shorts can do a couple things .... first, the chamois can help prevent saddle sores, which really suck ... especially if you get them early in a tour.

Second, they can keep the dangling...
09-03-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,673
Posted By CAT7RDR

It's kind of like having your fly open. The...

It's kind of like having your fly open.
The fraternal brotherhood of cyclists states we need to look out for each other.
09-03-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,673
Posted By indyfabz

Do tell. I do, after once being told. I was...

Do tell. I do, after once being told. I was appreciative.

Actually a cute story. First day of Cycle Oregon 2002. Woman rides along side me and says something like "You must have had those shorts...
09-03-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,503
Posted By Phil_gretz

Being struck by, or crashing into, a car whose...

Being struck by, or crashing into, a car whose driver didn't expect a rider coming from a sidewalk into an intersection is your bike's biggest danger. This is especially true if you are riding...
09-02-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,503
Posted By shelbyfv

You could possibly damage the bike if you bump...

You could possibly damage the bike if you bump curbs to get on and off the sidewalk. More likely a motorist will pull up to the road from a driveway, not expecting a vehicle (your bike) on the...
Forum: Touring
08-30-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,220
Posted By c_m_shooter

Food is fuel. The best part of bike touring is...

Food is fuel. The best part of bike touring is "second breakfastes".
08-23-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,630
Posted By indyfabz

I think a lot of us are thinking the same damn...

I think a lot of us are thinking the same damn thing.
08-23-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,630
Posted By Iride01

1) don't know 2) don't care 3) 2Ĺ hours for...

1) don't know
2) don't care
3) 2Ĺ hours for the last month or two.
08-16-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,166
Posted By Germany_chris

So Jan is the new Grant.. I love the bike internet

So Jan is the new Grant.. I love the bike internet
08-13-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,391
Posted By GlennR

What's Facebook?

What's Facebook?
08-13-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,166
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, that discussion on the iBOB group w/ Jan...

Yeah, that discussion on the iBOB group w/ Jan weighing in is quite entertaining. What I find particularly odd and consistent is that Jan is pitching his favorite bike to ride under the assumption...
08-05-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,971
Posted By Milton Keynes

Um, never?

Um, never?
08-01-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,103
Posted By drlogik

I'm old school and the method still works very...

I'm old school and the method still works very well without adding extra perfumy odors to your cycling duds. 20 Mule Team Borax! Yep, old fashioned Borax is a great odor killer. In my front-loader I...
07-25-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,251
Posted By terrymorse

The Garmin Connect website (connect.garmin.com)...

The Garmin Connect website (connect.garmin.com) has an "elevations correction" feature you can use after the fact to correct the errors in recorded elevation data.

From my most recent ride (82.23...
07-21-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 920
Posted By shelbyfv

It's impressive you can detect a rougher ride on...

It's impressive you can detect a rougher ride on a 23mm rim vs a 20mm rim. :thumb: I'm lucky my senses are not that finely tuned!
Forum: Touring
07-19-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,520
Posted By adamrice

I'm going to chime in with the advice that you...

I'm going to chime in with the advice that you get the bike now, ride it as much as you can before the tour, and ship it ahead.

You want to make all your mistakes before the tour. By which I mean,...
07-17-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,243
Posted By prairiepedaler

Forum: Touring
07-14-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,199
Posted By Jonathan Hanson

" . . .i need a good tent. waterproof...i mean...

" . . .i need a good tent. waterproof...i mean reliably waterproof!!...is foremost. roomy would be next. something big enough for three people and modest amount of gear. in/out access on both sides...
07-10-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 622
Posted By JW in AK

Since you only need a small amount from time to...

Since you only need a small amount from time to time, you really shouldn't overlook the idea of using flakes as drlogik and Iride01 suggest. That way you can keep a sealed jar of flakes and a bottle...
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