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10-12-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,590
Posted By Homebrew01

Square taper works just fine. :50:

Square taper works just fine.
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10-12-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By 63rickert

I used Schwalbe Big Apples on my commuter for a...

I used Schwalbe Big Apples on my commuter for a decade. After the third rear tire wore through with no flats decided those tires were just overbuilt. No flats for a decade is nice and Schwalbe...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By chas58

Yeah, conti's cheap tires are amazingly good,...

Yeah, conti's cheap tires are amazingly good, fast, light. Their more expensive tires have better puncture resistance, but I've never had puncture problems with their the UltraSport.




Yeah,...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,477
Posted By Notso_fastLane

2014 Carbon Strada: ...

2014 Carbon Strada:

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I have to admit, now that the temps are dropping into...
10-01-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,327
Posted By tomato coupe

Your premise is that extremely wide tires are...

Your premise is that extremely wide tires are faster and more efficient. Cyclists who make their living going fast on a bicycle clearly disagree.


I run 25mm and 32mm tires interchangeably on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,152
Posted By burnthesheep

Also, if it's an event you care about.......a...

Also, if it's an event you care about.......a person that does ultrasonic chain cleaning and waxing will have the power advantage of 3 watts or more over the schmuck putting on the 30th layer of drip...
09-19-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By Boxkite

The brake hose is swollen so that when you apply...

The brake hose is swollen so that when you apply pressure the brake fluid can't return and the slave cylinders don't have enough spring force to push the fluid back to the master. Use silicone brake...
09-18-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,465
Posted By Kapusta

I use the heel-on-the-pedal method to set my...

I use the heel-on-the-pedal method to set my initial saddle height, and it always ends up being pretty darn close to what I settle on. It seems as good of a starting point as any and is really easy...
09-16-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,510
Posted By Andy_K

I think the biggest problem here is that many of...

I think the biggest problem here is that many of the responders don't know you and so don't know whether you are serious or not.

To answer your question directly and honestly, 12 years old...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 968
Posted By mdadams1

Relieving stress

Ever since I started commuting to work by bicycle I can't begin to say how much it helps with the stress as I get to work. I am relaxed and energized. I bike about 15 miles and look forward every...
09-04-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,328
Posted By Leebo

Go with a mt bike short. padded underneath. Loose...

Go with a mt bike short. padded underneath. Loose and breezy over short. And you can actually walk into a store or get coffee too.
07-22-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,243
Posted By TimothyH

:lol: Laughing because this is true. ...

:lol:

Laughing because this is true.

Shifting is so overrated.


-Tim-
07-19-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 11,772
Posted By Skipjacks

Where you live is critically important. You...

Where you live is critically important.

You live in Georgia. So you are used to Georgia heat and humidity. It's normal to your body. But someone from Siberia would die in 95 degree heat with...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 322,503
Posted By patentcad

Try not to kill yourselves boys. P.S. Blow me.

Try not to kill yourselves boys. P.S. Blow me.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 322,503
Posted By zigmeister

Thanks for this post...sounds a lot like one of...

Thanks for this post...sounds a lot like one of my local weekend rides where there are a lot of mostly fast Masters racers/riders. There are some former Pro and a mix of Cat 1-5s. Most of these...
07-12-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,581
Posted By jadocs

When I started, I wasn’t concerned with...

When I started, I wasn’t concerned with performance. I just rode my bike every chance I got. Sometimes it was a few miles at a time. Even if I was only on my bike for 3 miles, it was better than...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1,598
Views: 48,697
Posted By Tundra_Man

I actually thought about you as I went around...

I actually thought about you as I went around every sharp corner! Having a freshly healed sternum is bad enough without adding injuries like yours to the mix.
07-02-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,868
Posted By Leisesturm

Whatever. I don't run my lights during the...

Whatever. I don't run my lights during the daytime and don't intend to. I could easily halve the life of my batteries by doing that. I buy decently priced battery packs and by not using them in the...
06-28-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,520
Posted By DrIsotope

These types of threads make me wonder-- have...

These types of threads make me wonder-- have y'all really been riding that long? I learned to ride on a step-through framed ladies 10-speed when I was about 5. I always had a bike of some sort...
06-17-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,297
Posted By DrIsotope

The idea that people do wrong (in any pursuit)...

The idea that people do wrong (in any pursuit) because they "don't know any better" is absurd. Aside from the clinically socio/psychopathic, virtually every adult knows right from wrong. They choose...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,032
Posted By Maelochs

I am a super-clyde and I have been using...

I am a super-clyde and I have been using low-spoke-count wheels for a while on a few different bikes without much problem. However ... you have a few pounds on me.

If I were you I might consider...
06-06-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,701
Posted By tyrion

There's no reason for AV's to not follow existing...

There's no reason for AV's to not follow existing traffic regs. AV's are going to be in the minority for decades so laws won't be changing to accommodate them for a while.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,283
Posted By gregf83

The physics work well on hills and unpredictable...

The physics work well on hills and unpredictable wind is less of an issue. No reason power estimates should be off significantly on steep hills as the math is not complicated provided you know speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,035
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The bolded - yes, that's what I said or meant to...

The bolded - yes, that's what I said or meant to say. People keep their knee angle the same and adjust with foot angle, or vice versa - adjust saddle height to achieve desired foot angle.

Yes, I...
05-19-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,627
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Everyone's different. Best is to do a lactate...

Everyone's different. Best is to do a lactate threshold heart rate test and base your effort level off that.
Forum: Foo
05-18-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,734
Posted By DrIsotope

Same thing happened to microwaves. Only...

Same thing happened to microwaves. Only difference is, a new microwave costs less than the one you bought last time. There seems to be no real ceiling on phones.

They have a 55" LED TV at...
05-17-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,372
Posted By FrenchFit

This. Knee surgery ended my tennis playing in my...

This. Knee surgery ended my tennis playing in my 20s... now a 6ft, 190lb, 66 yo runner...I've had zero joint and inflammation issues avg. 5-8 mile runs 3 times a week for years. My advice would...
05-16-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,397
Posted By Biker395

Gotta love this place ... only here can you get...

Gotta love this place ... only here can you get into a discussion about laminar flow and bow waves. :thumb:
05-11-19, 02:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,862
Posted By Bonzo Banana

I'm all for upgrading cheap big box bikes but as...

I'm all for upgrading cheap big box bikes but as soon as you add dual suspension into the mix I just feel it's wasted time and money because the suspension is next to useless, has no benefit to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,052
Posted By asgelle

Except it doesn't. You spend more time in the...

Except it doesn't. You spend more time in the headwind than the tailwind so for constant power, your overall time will be slower in the headwind/tailwind loop than the one with no wind at all.
Forum: Commuting
04-23-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,310
Posted By Reynolds

I just say "It's not as dangerous as it looks...

I just say "It's not as dangerous as it looks from the outside".
Forum: Commuting
04-23-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,310
Posted By tclune

Maybe, "Just stay off your cell phone while you...

Maybe, "Just stay off your cell phone while you drive and I'll be fine."
Forum: Commuting
04-23-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,310
Posted By GrainBrain

That's what I do, but I'm old enough to not care...

That's what I do, but I'm old enough to not care at all what any random person thinks. And even less that what they think might bother them. 21 may have more issues in that regard though.[/QUOTE]
...
Forum: Commuting
04-23-19, 04:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,310
Posted By ChinookTx

If that's how you "read" it then sure, it's none...

If that's how you "read" it then sure, it's none of their business. I simply didn't read it that way. English only being my second language might have to do with it ;-)
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,310
Posted By randallr

+1 on the post on discussing routing info. Then...

+1 on the post on discussing routing info. Then talk about what things are like on the freeway: folks 10 ft off your bumper at 65mph
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,310
Posted By Daniel4

If a bull entered a China Shop, would you keep...

If a bull entered a China Shop, would you keep the bull in there and keep everybody out or try to get the bull out and let everybody else back in?

Why would anybody allow bad drivers to keep...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,310
Posted By ChinookTx

I fail to see what's wrong with someone...

I fail to see what's wrong with someone expressing concern or showing interest about your safety? It's a good time to remind them there are so many idiots on the road you're glad they realize how...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,310
Posted By banerjek

"Don't worry. I just assume everyone will do the...

"Don't worry. I just assume everyone will do the dumbest and most dangerous thing possible. I'm wrong 99.9% of the time, but I'm ready when I'm right. It's way safer and easier than people think."
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,310
Posted By caloso

A decent subset of my FB friends are high school...

A decent subset of my FB friends are high school classmates. I can tell which ones have kept active. They're the ones not complaining about chronic health issues.
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,310
Posted By acidfast7

We take risks with everything we do. One thing I...

We take risks with everything we do. One thing I miss about living in Germany is the Autobahn. I would always see how fast people drive, or monitor how fast I would drive based on traffic.

On the...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,310
Posted By joelcool

The only people at work I would want to put at...

The only people at work I would want to put at ease are those who have some influence over my future employment here. Everyone else? They can think whatever they want.

My family deserves the...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,310
Posted By Daniel4

Tell them it's more dangerous walking and then...

Tell them it's more dangerous walking and then point out all the stories where bad drivers jump the curb and smash into Walmart, McDonalds, and bus shelters.

Then ask why bad driving is acceptable...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,310
Posted By BobbyG

I show them my commute videos. That usually...

I show them my commute videos. That usually bores them into submission, and makes them realize there is very little drama.
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,310
Posted By GUMK

I have two approaches, one for family and...

I have two approaches, one for family and friends, another for those incredulous souls at work expressing amazement I ride 11 miles each way.

Family and Friends; I thank them for expressing their...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,310
Posted By Skipjacks

Your son could also turn the tables if he's...

Your son could also turn the tables if he's feeling snarky.

"Why yes, I have a higher chance of dying in a collision, but I also have a much lower chance of developing heart disease due to...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,310
Posted By Daniel4

I would say a cyclist has 1/5the risk of fatality...

I would say a cyclist has 1/5the risk of fatality from those crazy drivers than another driver has.
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,310
Posted By Skipjacks

In that case...smile and nod. I mean...it's...

In that case...smile and nod.

I mean...it's a random busy body. It's not worth arguing with them.
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,310
Posted By acidfast7

I'm totally honest with them. There were 400...

I'm totally honest with them. There were 400 accident with cars last year on my 9mi2 island. It comes with the territory. 50 or so casualties and a few fatalities as well.

I continue with you...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,310
Posted By rumrunn6

"thank you. yes, I'm careful. thank you" it...

"thank you. yes, I'm careful. thank you"

it is tiring tho

it might help, depending on how many ppl are coming to him, to let them know some of the safety precautions he uses
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,310
Posted By Rick

I tell them I am doing what I like to do. I don't...

I tell them I am doing what I like to do. I don't need a reason to do it other than I like it.
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