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11-23-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 948
Posted By shelbyfv

FWIW, I installed a GRX crank in my old Bianchi a...

FWIW, I installed a GRX crank in my old Bianchi a couple of months ago and it was a noticeably tighter fit than any other HT2 I've dealt with. It took more than a tap to seat it. Also, even w/o...
11-19-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,032
Posted By wolfchild

Dual sided pedals with one side platform and the...

Dual sided pedals with one side platform and the other spd is probably the worst thing ever invented...Just get yourself proper MTB platform pedals with pins and a pair of grippy shoes and go riding....
11-18-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 3,346
Posted By DangerousDanR

Done! I guess their marketing isn't very good......

Done! I guess their marketing isn't very good...
https://evelo.com/

I actually know a fellow who has one as a winter commuter.
11-15-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By earth2pete

Phenomenal bike path

I used to ride almost exclusively on the road because the "bike facilities" in my area were inconvenient or unusable.
Then I moved to Denver, Colorado.

Cherry Creek Trail is accessible...
11-08-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 658
Posted By indyfabz

Mos’ def’! I have some stew recipes that actually...

Mos’ def’! I have some stew recipes that actually say they are better the next day.
11-08-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 658
Posted By indyfabz

This is a pot. You wish you had my mussels. ...

This is a pot. You wish you had my mussels.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/e81286e2_c524_4def_b98e_3b070a717d58_a43ca190c294aa0baadb8dbae21cc913638351e2.jpeg
11-08-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 658
Posted By livedarklions

Family Magnalite?

Family Magnalite?
11-07-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 658
Posted By Fastfingaz

Da Parish

I did that ride , the one right before the Covid , so as the name suggests ride the parish I said ok I'll do it , all the while thinking it was like the old ride New Orleans years back , I got there...
11-06-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,303
Posted By woodcraft

Bar fight!!

Bar fight!!
11-03-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 786
Posted By Sy Reene

That's a nice dining room table project!

That's a nice dining room table project!
11-03-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 948
Posted By mstateglfr

good looking blue graphic

good looking blue graphic
11-01-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,064
Posted By livedarklions

I lived in New Orleans in the 1980s--I couldn't...

I lived in New Orleans in the 1980s--I couldn't even think of trying to ride a rural road in Louisiana because it likely was a weirdly crowned road full of cracks and potholes going straight through...
11-01-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,064
Posted By DangerousDanR

I get it... you don't like Governor Abbot's...

I get it... you don't like Governor Abbot's politics. But until bicycle and pedestrian safety can be moved out of the category of partisan bickering the likelihood of meaningful improvements in...
10-29-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,721
Posted By livedarklions

Taught undergrad/grad. school law courses.

Taught undergrad/grad. school law courses.
10-28-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 948
Posted By PugRider

Good luck, and give that bar wrap a try. Most...

Good luck, and give that bar wrap a try. Most tape these days is pretty forgiving, if you screw up you get do-overs! And as far as the overall build goes, good luck, and don't be so hard on yourself....
10-27-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 14,225
Posted By masi61

I like triples quite a bit. It is kind of...

I like triples quite a bit. It is kind of frustrating that there are no current higher end triples offered.
10-25-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 948
Posted By grubetown

Sweet - thanks for sharing. Excited to see how it...

Sweet - thanks for sharing. Excited to see how it progresses!
10-24-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 948
Posted By Gravel Rider

Hi Luap! Nice ADV bike.

Hi Luap!
Nice ADV bike.
10-24-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 948
Posted By chaadster

Unfortunately, no badge is awarded for Worked On...

Unfortunately, no badge is awarded for Worked On Drop Bar Shifters for those! Gevenalles earn the same, 40 year old badge as Works On Shifters. :p
10-21-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,236
Posted By fourfa

I didn’t catch if the OP is switching to Di2 or...

I didn’t catch if the OP is switching to Di2 or mechanical. In Di2 you can lock out the big-big and small-small combinations, effectively reducing the range the rear derailleur needs to cover. I...
10-20-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,236
Posted By Russ Roth

I've bent more cassettes (2) then snapped chains...

I've bent more cassettes (2) then snapped chains (1), somehow I don't feel chains are the weak link. Stuck mtb racing when the 34t is good but the next two down are bent over preventing the use of...
10-20-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,236
Posted By freetors

​​​​​​ it's a salsa cutthroat with race face...

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it's a salsa cutthroat with race face turbine mtb cranks with Easton 2x rings (afaik those are the only 2x rings on the market with gravel friendly tooth counts that work with mtb cranks, at...
10-20-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,161
Posted By CliffordK

There may well be a 77 year old driver that is...

There may well be a 77 year old driver that is not safe on the streets.

Hard to say if there should be criminal prosecution (assuming she didn't know the victim or have a beef with him), but she...
10-19-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,236
Posted By msu2001la

Shimano's MTB derailleurs can handle an 11-42...

Shimano's MTB derailleurs can handle an 11-42 rear cassette, but you can't run them with a GRX crank due to the chainline differences.

Shimano's MTB drivetrains are designed to work with 148mm...
10-19-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,236
Posted By mstateglfr

I used Gevenalle shifters for aabout 5 years and...

I used Gevenalle shifters for aabout 5 years and really liked them. The hood shape fit my hands well and my hands are large enough that I could shift the rear from the drops so that common downside...
10-18-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,236
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes, the average buyer probably doesnt pay much...

Yes, the average buyer probably doesnt pay much attention to gearing when buying a bike, and then only cares if they find they are riding routes that make the current gearing too difficult.
I...
10-15-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,051
Posted By indyfabz

One reason I got my Engin. Maybe I will post...

One reason I got my Engin.

Maybe I will post a photo of it one day. :D
10-15-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,364
Posted By msu2001la

Gearing has definitely gotten lower over the last...

Gearing has definitely gotten lower over the last 10-20 years, at least for normal non-professional racing bikes. My first road bike (2003) had a 53/39 with an 8sp 11-25 cassette. I recall this...
10-14-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 701
Posted By squirtdad

here is a thread on sti with mechanical disk that...

here is a thread on sti with mechanical disk that may help....have not read it all (have to get back to work) ...
10-14-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 701
Posted By squirtdad

Just looking at all the specs i see this could...

Just looking at all the specs i see this could really be a challenge/limitation. nothing current for shimano or Sram offer anything but hydraulic disk (either 1x or 2x) So you would have to...
10-12-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,364
Posted By Rolla

That's what I love about the bicycle: the...

That's what I love about the bicycle: the simplicity. :lol:
08-25-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,142
Posted By livedarklions

No, the function of the foam is to compress upon...

No, the function of the foam is to compress upon impact. The foam itself is not expected to survive the impact as a functioning helmet and thus there is no reason to protect it in an impact.
08-23-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 7,211
Posted By genejockey

You must be new here.

You must be new here.
08-19-21, 04:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,142
Posted By Troul

I would be interested to know how strong & how...

I would be interested to know how strong & how much less weight/bulky a carbon fiber helmet would be compared to the average helmet?

It could be a good use for carbon fiber material.
08-16-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,127
Posted By Bigbus

Seriously? I've seen this happen a few times...

Seriously?

I've seen this happen a few times now on these forums. I must be in the wrong place. I thought censorship was only on FB, Twits, and Utube.
Bye
Forum: Foo
08-16-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 740
Posted By teejaywhy

Stay away from Portland is the better advice.

Stay away from Portland is the better advice.
08-13-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,363
Posted By livedarklions

Standing ovation. I know exactly what you are...

Standing ovation. I know exactly what you are talking about. The funny thing about using the word sexy to me is that when I've been in that state, I'm generally so sweaty as to be somewhat...
08-11-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,363
Posted By prj71

I'm 49. My girlfriend tells me I'm extremely...

I'm 49. My girlfriend tells me I'm extremely sexy when I do mountain bike races. She says it turns her on to watch me race.
08-10-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,363
Posted By AlgarveCycling

When I was younger I never thought about being...

When I was younger I never thought about being 'sexy' as a cyclist - I was focussed upon racing and being an athlete. It never really crossed my mind.

However, nowadays, I can't deny I do feel...
08-10-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,363
Posted By Broctoon

Several years ago, I was in the middle of a long...

Several years ago, I was in the middle of a long relay race when something fun happened. As a teammate and I started out from one of the exchange points, we met two nice ladies that he knew--not...
08-08-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,363
Posted By one4smoke

Yeah, not sure how "sexy" applies here, but it's...

Yeah, not sure how "sexy" applies here, but it's the old "runner's high" that you're referring to. Being in the zone.
08-06-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,363
Posted By Broctoon

Swagger, zen, euphoria. Psychologists call it...

Swagger, zen, euphoria. Psychologists call it flow, especially when you get the feeling while actively doing something, as opposed to just vegetating. Love me a good flow state while riding in a...
08-06-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,363
Posted By GhostRider62

I can only remember blonde and strawberry blonde....

I can only remember blonde and strawberry blonde. The car could have been purple, I was well over threshold. :)

It did need a muffler.
08-06-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,363
Posted By rosefarts

He wasn’t talking about euphoria, flow, or the...

He wasn’t talking about euphoria, flow, or the runners high. He just wasn’t. It’s a confidence gained by knowing your own capabilities in comparison to the challenge of what you’re facing.

In the...
08-05-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,967
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

It wasn’t crashed. That frame damage was the...

It wasn’t crashed. That frame damage was the result of clipless pedals and the overwhelming stopping force of disc brakes. In this case, it’s proper to call them disc breaks. You’re slipping, BF. ...
08-03-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 7,762
Posted By indyfabz

14 miles through the Bitterroot range of the...

14 miles through the Bitterroot range of the Rockies. East to west you start out going through a 1.66 mile, unlit tunnel that crosses the border from MT into ID. Had a 500 lumen light and wished for...
07-26-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,298
Posted By Lakerat

Like Iride01, a friend of mine had no...

Like Iride01, a friend of mine had no recollection of getting run over by an elk near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He worked in town and commuted to his house outside of town and one evening his wife...
07-06-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,576
Posted By Rick

The dangerously stupid motorist got what he asked...

The dangerously stupid motorist got what he asked for and will soon be in jail. The bicyclist is alive because he exercised his right to not live in a fantasy safe space.
Forum: Touring
07-04-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,178
Posted By 101stairborne

If you wait for all the lights to turn green you...

If you wait for all the lights to turn green you are never going to get to town.
Forum: Touring
07-04-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,178
Posted By headwind15

The best piece of advise I can offer is: KEEP...

The best piece of advise I can offer is: KEEP YOUR FIRST TOUR POSITIVE. I will never forget my first tour (in A good way) Hitchiking down to San Diego at the end of June. Spending the first 4-5...
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