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Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,211
Posted By chainwhip

A train of thought on the urban bike: Very...

A train of thought on the urban bike:

Very limited leg length adjustment - thumbs down.
Direct drive! - urban bike? - thumbs up!!
Freewheeling option? - currently unavailable - thumbs down....
10-13-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By freeranger

Another worth looking at (around the same price...

Another worth looking at (around the same price point as the Avail 1) is the Fuji Finest 2.1 : Fuji Bikes | Finest 2.1 (http://www.fujibikes.com/usa/bikes/road/womens/finest/finest-2-1) Very similar...
10-13-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,590
Posted By Lemond1985

Reasonably reasonable. Not too bright though. We...

Reasonably reasonable. Not too bright though. We keep falling for these same kind of threads, over and over again. :(
10-11-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,590
Posted By Darth Lefty

Typical responses you might expect: We...

Typical responses you might expect:


We tried this in 1982 and we didn't like it so all the people who have been doing it more and more for the last 20 years on mountain bikes are just wrong
...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,379
Posted By FiftySix

Right, but the claimed owner of the bike in the...

Right, but the claimed owner of the bike in the defunct article brought the thread back. I'm hoping to see what all the fuss was about. :)
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By chas58

I had the conti 4season (32mm). I'm now on 32mm...

I had the conti 4season (32mm). I'm now on 32mm GP5000 tubless. Insanely fast. Race bike fast. Super low rolling resistance. much more comfortable and smooth ride. Lots of traction. Better...
10-06-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,610
Posted By bedtime

A good way to overcome severe cold and wind is to...

A good way to overcome severe cold and wind is to wear a glove shell that is windproof and breaths (i.e., Gore-tex) and some gloves or mitts that can be worn underneath which provide insulation.
...
10-05-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,130
Posted By ThermionicScott

Meters/development is the option right above gear...

Meters/development is the option right above gear inches in the "Display" drop-down menu. :thumb:
10-05-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By FiftySix

I think trying a bus-bridge docking system on...

I think trying a bus-bridge docking system on city streets ain't gonna happen. Traffic congestion, traffic lights, freight trucks, rail road crossings, bicyclists on the road . . .
10-04-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,333
Posted By rumrunn6

who rides in the cold? ...

who rides in the cold?

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/428x449/80-actp0965_81563c7ad4bff469838711b1a7896d84a9311597.jpg

just kidding, couldn't resist, that is one of my...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 863
Posted By canklecat

This tiny $25 Venzo beam torque wrench...

This tiny $25 Venzo beam torque wrench (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00V4CQEGW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) is good for up to 10 nm, which covers most cockpit fasteners....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,577
Posted By waters60

New bike should do the trick!

New bike should do the trick!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,577
Posted By Lemond1985

These are definite symptoms of an N+1 deficiency.

These are definite symptoms of an N+1 deficiency.
Forum: Commuting
09-29-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By Korina

I'm 5'4" and 180, and love my old steel mountain...

I'm 5'4" and 180, and love my old steel mountain bike commuter. I bought it used and had a mechanic rebuild it as a road bike. Big fat cushy tires and a swept back handlebar make it super comfy for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,957
Posted By caloso

50x11 on a 700c/25mm tire is 119 gear inches. ...

50x11 on a 700c/25mm tire is 119 gear inches. That works out to 42.8mph at 120rpm.

Work on the engine, not the transmission.
09-19-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,309
Posted By Milton Keynes

But I wish they'd move the deer crossing signs so...

But I wish they'd move the deer crossing signs so the deer will cross the road elsewhere.
09-16-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,574
Posted By JanMM

I always assume that unintelligible yelling from...

I always assume that unintelligible yelling from someone passing by in a car are positive and uplifting words!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,228
Posted By GuitarBob

I've got a collection of different jackets, but...

I've got a collection of different jackets, but if I were buying now, I'd get one made of Gore-tex Shakedry. Tiny, waterproof, and breathable but not inexpensive. That said, I see it as a heck of a...
09-11-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,835
Posted By Hiro11

Totally disagree. Fast group riding, gravel...

Totally disagree. Fast group riding, gravel riding and (especially) mountain biking require strong skills.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,301
Posted By softreset

I picked up a random stranger who got dropped

This evening while driving home from work on my usual route, I had the Sacramento area river ride zip past me. Or at least I think that's what it was, they were coming down W Elverta Road (just NW of...
09-05-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,328
Posted By rumrunn6

riding more will help you adjust to perceived...

riding more will help you adjust to perceived discomfort. 10 miles is an ideal commuting distance. if you drive now, you can stock supplies with your car & try a bike commute once. also try it on a...
09-05-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By FiftySix

Only one tooth difference? Unless the wheel is...

Only one tooth difference? Unless the wheel is already at the rearward adjustment limit, you ought to be able to use the same chain without removing links.
09-04-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,234
Posted By denada

following up to say cygolite fixed the light, no...

following up to say cygolite fixed the light, no hassle. they only had it for about 8-9 days (including weekend) before shipping it back, which is pretty timely for send-in warranty repair. packing...
09-03-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,328
Posted By scotton

When you start going far enough and fast enough...

When you start going far enough and fast enough to realize that the two parachutes strapped to your thighs are slowing you down, your give-a-crap meter will reset to zero and you will get some tight...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,641
Posted By datlas

If you are really looking for used, see if you...

If you are really looking for used, see if you can find a classic Italian or Italian style steel road bike. They typically run short top tubes.
08-30-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,820
Posted By caloso

So true. Also note: It never gets easier, you...

So true. Also note: It never gets easier, you just go faster.
08-29-19, 03:31 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,847
Posted By Machka

Yep. As with anything ... because we can. :)...

Yep.

As with anything ... because we can. :)


And really, when you've got a bicycle you love and you've logged 50,000+ km on it over the past decade ... who cares if it has "lost value"...
08-28-19, 11:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,786
Posted By ThermionicScott

Attitude is everything. If you're not worrying...

Attitude is everything. If you're not worrying about dying, you can relax, stay off the brakes, and point your bike in the quickest direction downhill.

Not sure how to learn that at my stage of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 755
Posted By Machka

August 24 is Rowan and my anniversary. :)...

August 24 is Rowan and my anniversary. :) Although we were married on August 24 in Canada, which is August 25 in Australia, it is August 24 here in Australia today, so we're celebrating today. Did...
08-22-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,551
Posted By caloso

Cars get stolen all the time, yet no one bats an...

Cars get stolen all the time, yet no one bats an eye at someone spending $40,000 for a car that is primarily driven to work and back.
08-18-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,167
Posted By DrIsotope

Boooooooooo! He's still 10mph shy of...

Boooooooooo! He's still 10mph shy of Mueller-Koronek's record, and she doesn't even get a mention in the article.

Accurate article title: In the Land Speed record on a bicycle, British man...
08-12-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,579
Posted By Retfor

new bookcase? no car? no problem!

taking my new bookcase for a ride in the park:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1440x1080/bookcase_ride_park_7e20622937b5ab3548a142f34a6ddf9ce929943f.jpg


i transported...
08-03-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,763
Posted By Brocephus

I haven't sifted through the whole thread, so i...

I haven't sifted through the whole thread, so i don't know if this has been mentioned, but some very common things I see inexperienced riders do, that slows them down and takes some of the fun out,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,065
Posted By TimothyH

Why not both aero and light weight? Why does...

Why not both aero and light weight?

Why does it have to be one or the other and how light is light?


-Tim-
Forum: Commuting
07-25-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,119
Posted By Darth Lefty

Well. They both have the same proximate cause

Well. They both have the same proximate cause
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 28,212
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The problem I'm having...is picking which SRAM...

The problem I'm having...is picking which SRAM can't make an FD joke to go with....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 20,200
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Not gonna happen. It's not about winning, it's...

Not gonna happen. It's not about winning, it's about busting the nuts of your competitors. Ebikes take that fun away.
07-22-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,535
Posted By PepeM

You can get as low as you want on an "endurance"...

You can get as low as you want on an "endurance" bike with the right stem. Total cost, $15 maybe?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,904
Posted By big chainring

I didnt know this was a Lions Club thing. Heres...

I didnt know this was a Lions Club thing. Heres one n Northbrook, Illinois....
07-20-19, 03:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,243
Posted By Machka

Why not just replace the 15 or 17 cogs when they...

Why not just replace the 15 or 17 cogs when they wear out?
07-19-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,326
Posted By caloso

Gorilla Tape or a Rema patch. But only if it's...

Gorilla Tape or a Rema patch. But only if it's on the tread. I wouldn't trust it on a sidewall.
07-19-19, 03:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,326
Posted By dsaul

A regular inner tube patch on the inside of the...

A regular inner tube patch on the inside of the tire should work for a screw hole. I regularly patch holes in my tubeless tires with Rema patches. These are holes that required a plug or two to get...
07-19-19, 03:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,198
Posted By datlas

It’s like your used underwear. You can...

It’s like your used underwear.

You can keep reusing it, but NOBODY else wants it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,661
Posted By WhyFi

Your gearing isn't holding you back so much as...

Your gearing isn't holding you back so much as air is holding you back - the faster you move through the air, the harder it is to move through the air.

For example, even though there's the same 3...
07-16-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,336
Posted By indyfabz

But do they have robot insurance? ...

But do they have robot insurance?

http://youtu.be/g4Gh_IcK8UM
07-16-19, 05:54 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 12:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 911
Posted By znomit

Can they make them bigger and faster so we can at...

Can they make them bigger and faster so we can at least draft them?
07-15-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,064
Posted By ted_major

You can do that in Strava. From the Settings...

You can do that in Strava. From the Settings page, click the My Gear link on the left side menu. You can add a bike, and then once you add a bike, you can add components, and Strava will keep up with...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 18,871
Views: 3,801,831
Posted By WhyFi

Let us know how that works out for the bike.

Let us know how that works out for the bike.
07-14-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 10,153
Posted By berner

There is a foot race in New York City to the top...

There is a foot race in New York City to the top of the Empire State Building. Imagine trying to win that race by taking the steps two at a time. Not one would last to the top. As I understand it,...
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