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12-01-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,540
Posted By Happy Feet

I would also say there is a difference between...

I would also say there is a difference between freewheeling and FG downhill. If the hill is moderate you can let the cranks spin for you, as Phil describes, and ride out the acceleration. But, as...
11-27-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,360
Posted By Korina

Velo-Orange is having a 20% off sale on their...

Velo-Orange is having a 20% off sale on their gift cards (https://velo-orange.com/products/gift-card) through Monday. Better than stuff, because you can use it all year long.
11-23-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 483
Posted By Retro Grouch

I use a milk crate. Holds everything and is...

I use a milk crate. Holds everything and is nicely ventillated.
11-16-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By alcjphil

Considering the mismatched components, this bike...

Considering the mismatched components, this bike could easily have been built up from a bare frame. An actual date of manufacture might not be feasible. Looking at the overall condition of the bike,...
11-15-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By JohnDThompson

Have you checked the hanger alignment?

Have you checked the hanger alignment?
11-15-21, 12:18 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,272
Posted By GhenghisKahn

Started riding fixed about 2007. It just sounded...

Started riding fixed about 2007. It just sounded interesting to me. So, I converted a Fuji Del Rey to SS. Rode that for about one year. Then flipped it around one day. Been riding fixed ever...
11-13-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,627
Posted By wolfchild

The less the better....I prefer just one.

The less the better....I prefer just one.
11-11-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 903
Posted By Miele Man

As another poster has said, you don't need metal...

As another poster has said, you don't need metal tire levers. Quality tire plastic levers such as Park, Pedros or VAR are quite sufficient for most bicycle tires.

I'd figure out a way to carry a...
11-06-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,413
Posted By downhillmaster

Yeah? While on a wine tour, a non-athletic...

Yeah?
While on a wine tour, a non-athletic looking 60 year old woman made a disparaging remark about flat bars and you felt the need to then consult with strangers online to confirm or deny the...
11-05-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 850
Posted By Toadmeister

I use a foam roller. It can be a bit painful at...

I use a foam roller. It can be a bit painful at first. Hold spots for like a minute until they loosen.

I've also gone to PT where they do the Graston technique. They sort of lube it up with...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By 79pmooney

I've been a fan of deerskin chopper mitts for a...

I've been a fan of deerskin chopper mitts for a long time. Simple, large leather mittens that one traditionally wore wool mittens under. Designed for chopping wood. I but them XL or XXL if they...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By BobbyG

Neoprene works for some, but not for all. I...

Neoprene works for some, but not for all. I tried Neoprene a few times and it causes my hands to sweat. Below freezing that made them colder. Like Phil_gretz I use layers. Even in cold I find I...
11-02-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,572
Posted By bikemike73

I think I would bring it to a bike shop and have...

I think I would bring it to a bike shop and have them repair it. Depending on how bad it is, shouldn't be too bad.

If you do bring it in to the shop, I would clean the bike first.

Good Luck and...
10-29-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,559
Posted By indyfabz

Glad you got it right, instead of "Beep! Beep!" ...

Glad you got it right, instead of "Beep! Beep!"

I saw Chuck Jones (creator of the Roadrunner, Coyote and Pepe Le Pew, etc.) draw and speak back in '95. He told some great stories. The inspiration...
Replies: 42
Views: 1,258
Posted By bikemig

That's seriously over the top. This is a pretty...

That's seriously over the top. This is a pretty easy going forum. If you find a remark you don't like, just move on. So I'll tell you something about America you might not like. We should all spend...
Replies: 42
Views: 1,258
Posted By nomadmax

That's not bashing, that's the truth. Have you...

That's not bashing, that's the truth. Have you ever served this country (the USA)? I have and paid a high price to do so. So spare me the name calling, that told me everything I needed to know about...
10-28-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,559
Posted By Maelochs

This is an .... interesting ..... thread. ...

This is an .... interesting ..... thread.

If the OP had posted, "There's countless reasons for the more experienced riders to sometimes be on the 'wrong' side of the road..... "

But...
10-27-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 14,389
Posted By Branko D

Personally, with a 2x11 setup on a modern road...

Personally, with a 2x11 setup on a modern road bike, I have a tremendous amount of flexibility as to what terrain can be tackled effectively between 50-11 and 34-30, and the gaps between the taller...
10-26-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,272
Posted By 63rickert

Your post is so well written I should stand up...

Your post is so well written I should stand up and applaud.

One small addition. In days when the Brit standard was 48x18 most rode wired-on tires and they were plain bad. The Dunlop HPRR (Yes, I...
10-26-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By 79pmooney

I'm a fan of really good brakes on both wheels. ...

I'm a fan of really good brakes on both wheels. My best fix gear has Shimano dual-pivots. My Mooney (also set up fix gear) has ear;y '80s Shimano cantis. My city fix gear has centerpulls. Nafac...
10-24-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 762
Posted By Maelochs

I most certainly did. Review the "offensive"...

I most certainly did. Review the "offensive" post. It contains the link "https://www.roadbikereview.com/threads/raleigh-technium-identification-and-cost.245097/" which is a discussion of various...
10-24-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 762
Posted By Maelochs

Not a fan of Darwin, eh?? :D

Not a fan of Darwin, eh??

:D
10-22-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,561
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Flexibility has nothing to do with strength. As...

Flexibility has nothing to do with strength. As long as you use a proper stem meant for carbon bars and use a torque wrench to tighten the bolts, you should not have a problem. Stay away from cheap...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,912
Posted By jon c.

Public servants should be held accountable for...

Public servants should be held accountable for their actions while on duty. Swearing at citizens is unacceptable behavior. He should be reported.
10-20-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,443
Posted By T-Mar

Square headed chainring bolts were fairly popular...

Square headed chainring bolts were fairly popular on some of the older, British (and Canadian) cranksets. I've seen them on the Triplex cranksets of early 1950s CCM Prolite Flyers. The size looks...
10-19-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 476
Posted By jp911

I did a lot of digging on the best way to pack up...

I did a lot of digging on the best way to pack up my bikes for a move (happened in May) that didn't involve a lot of disassembly. In the end the cost:benefit wasn't there for larger boxes, so I went...
10-19-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 16,764
Posted By 70sSanO

I believe Moisture is focusing on Sheldon Brown’s...

I believe Moisture is focusing on Sheldon Brown’s Gain Ratio.

While the actual gear inches do not change, a significantly longer crank arm will provide more leverage and that will “theoretically”...
10-19-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 476
Posted By indyfabz

I was going to suggest that. Union Station in...

I was going to suggest that. Union Station in D.C. might have them for sale.

The last time I used one of them you had to remove the pedals, turn the stem and bars and lower the seat (for larger...
10-19-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 476
Posted By pdlamb

Doesn't (didn't) Amtrak sell bike boxes that are...

Doesn't (didn't) Amtrak sell bike boxes that are larger than the normal airline bike box?
10-19-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 476
Posted By Rick

There are boxes that require minimum...

There are boxes that require minimum (https://www.shipbikes.com/aircaddy/) break down of the bicycle.
Replies: 16
Views: 750
Posted By wrk101

If you want a cool bike, buy one. Donít delude...

If you want a cool bike, buy one. Donít delude yourself in thinking of it as an investment. Itís not. Vintage bikes can go up and they can go down. Meanwhile you do not receive any income from the...
10-13-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By Kapusta

A 4 year old fork with 1000 km on it was well...

A 4 year old fork with 1000 km on it was well past due for a servicing a very long time go. The good news is that RS forks are very easy to work on. The only special tool I have ever needed is a pair...
10-13-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,450
Posted By J.Higgins

I'm with you, brother. Pardon my...

I'm with you, brother. Pardon my retro-grouchiness, but I see a future where bike manufacturers follow the path of automobile manufacturers, and soon you won't be able to buy a new bike that doesnt...
10-11-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By Maelochs

Well .... if the crank is hitting the derailleur...

Well .... if the crank is hitting the derailleur and you can't shift into the top ring .... Your derailleur is twisted.

If the rings are really worn ("shark-finned," where the teeth are shaped...
10-09-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,344
Posted By zandoval

American climate "competition in innovation" is...

American climate "competition in innovation" is the functional equiv-alent of effective price competition, as is the competition to achieve greater productivity. A generation of economics students...
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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10-06-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 955
Posted By atwl77

I think more specifically, eyes towards the apex...

I think more specifically, eyes towards the apex as you're coming up to the turn, then as you approach the apex, eyes towards the exit? This allows you to look ahead and be better prepared to handle...
10-05-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,487
Posted By livedarklions

You forgot another one--a regular person is one...

You forgot another one--a regular person is one who poops on a predictable schedule. I'll leave it to others to assess whether OP's thread production meets this criteria.
10-04-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By Bald Paul

Why, thank you, Dr. Phil! I'm touched at your...

Why, thank you, Dr. Phil! I'm touched at your concerns for my mental and emotional health, not to mention my financial well-being.
You have listed six bicycles you have owned or currently own. Do...
09-30-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,427
Posted By livedarklions

You lost me at Sufferfest. Seriously, I...

You lost me at Sufferfest.

Seriously, I don't agree that I'm not pushing myself, but this is turning into a major thread hijack, and I was actually going to sit this one out until you know who...
09-30-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By beech333

My experience is that they are typically...

My experience is that they are typically charities. You go in just like it is a bike shop. Prices are sometimes a bit higher than private sales, but the money goes to good causes. WorkingBikes, in...
09-29-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,427
Posted By NumbersGuy

I won't be that poster, but I do find it funny...

I won't be that poster, but I do find it funny how so many here blindly believe that higher cadence is uniformly "better" or "more efficient". 45 is probably too low, but there have been studies...
09-29-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,796
Posted By base2

I am a Shop Coordinator at a co-op. It seems I am...

I am a Shop Coordinator at a co-op. It seems I am also the lead mechanic. I am also employed as a mechanic at a for profit shop down the street. To the concerns of competition between shops: There is...
09-29-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,796
Posted By cyccommute

If you are upset by such a lopsided “value...

If you are upset by such a lopsided “value ratio”, what are you looking to gain from your involvement? Maybe you should go work at a retail shop where your value ratio would be more equitable.

As...
09-28-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,539
Posted By nlerner

I had one Fuji Espree pass through my hands. It...

I had one Fuji Espree pass through my hands. It was a fine bike, but a bit on the heavy side and not exactly compliant for what it seems you intend. Iíd look for a lighter weight cromo frame.
09-28-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,393
Posted By Branko D

If Castelli was willing to sponsor me, I wouldn't...

If Castelli was willing to sponsor me, I wouldn't mind wearing their trisuits for every ride. The padding is very minimal, it keeps everything... snug (their sizing is, well, I like it but most...
09-27-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,239
Posted By Colorado Kid

To answer many of your questions, the reason why...

To answer many of your questions, the reason why I chose to have my LBS do most of the restoring work is because I had cancer. Specifically multiple myeloma. Before the cancer left my body, it...
09-23-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,073
Posted By Maelochs

The bike in question: ...

The bike in question: https://archive.trekbikes.com/us/en/2016/Trek/7_1_fx#/us/en/2016/Trek/7_1_fx/details ?...
09-21-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,582
Posted By 70sSanO

No. I’ll give it away to someone who can use it....

No. I’ll give it away to someone who can use it. A bike co-op is a good place.

John
09-21-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,022
Posted By cubewheels

Numb hands is usually wrong bike fit or...

Numb hands is usually wrong bike fit or insufficient physical fitness for the type of riding you're doing.

The only reason I wear gloves is for crash protection like the helmet.
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