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01-04-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3,099
Views: 781,296
Posted By DQRider

I would wager that nearly everyone on the Bike...

I would wager that nearly everyone on the Bike Forums knows the illustrious history of Bridgestone bicycles. Grant Petersen, founder of Rivendell, designed some of their most interesting models in...
12-31-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,047
Posted By Rolla

The older you get, the better you figure out...

The older you get, the better you figure out what's any of your business and what isn't. Most of it isn't.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,188
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Trying to convince everybody that 1x1 is the...

Trying to convince everybody that 1x1 is the future.
12-15-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,236
Posted By RChung

"At some point, many of these threads come down...

"At some point, many of these threads come down to some version of 'I don't know how to do a test and I'm a smart guy so you can't possibly know how to do such a test either.'"
12-13-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,078
Posted By Wildwood

I take the Ride your Age thing as an annual...

I take the Ride your Age thing as an annual undertaking. My birthday falls mid-July so I have been able to hit the goal pretty close to my birthday. I will confess to seeking the flattest route, even...
12-12-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 596
Posted By obrentharris

Your Regina chain and other 5 speed chains were...

Your Regina chain and other 5 speed chains were not made with a removable link like more modern chains. Perhaps there are master links now available for them: I don't know of any.
The method for...
12-11-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By Kilroy1988

Some Fine British Goods c. 1950.

Hello!

A recently acquired frame may end up taking a few of these bits, but in fact over the last two or three years I've been collecting components from England without any particular build in...
12-09-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,675
Posted By chaadster

Even shoveling, if the snow is not too wet and...

Even shoveling, if the snow is not too wet and heavy, can be cathartic. But, I admit I do enjoy road riding in the winter; it’s just a very different type of experience than warm weather riding. I...
11-25-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,049
Posted By SpectrumTi

I’m not certain exactly what YOU mean by rollers,...

I’m not certain exactly what YOU mean by rollers, but what is conventionally meant is a series of round drums that you can ride your bike on indoors. I wouldn’t recommend that. You already need...
11-24-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By TugaDude

Giving Thanks

In addition to giving thanks for the things that really matter this season, since all of the regular members here love bicycles and bicycle-related activities, I think it's appropriate to take a...
11-22-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 744
Posted By panzerwagon

I have a univega specialissima in the same...

I have a univega specialissima in the same colour, and my preference would be to match the tan saddle and lever hoods. A reasonable choice might be Brooks honey (microfiber or leather). The tiny...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 904
Posted By Maelochs

Nothing hurts as much as excessive alliteration...

Nothing hurts as much as excessive alliteration ..... talk to your bike fitter. :D

(I couldn't read a post like that and not respond .... but if I said something complimentary everyone would...
11-19-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,730
Posted By Kapusta

Unless you are coming off when in the air, if...

Unless you are coming off when in the air, if you’re slipping off of your pedals much then either your pedals or your shoes (or both) suck. Get some decent flat pedals and shoes.

There is a HUGE...
11-19-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,730
Posted By Rolla

Sounds like your off-road skills have atrophied...

Sounds like your off-road skills have atrophied in general. I think once you get your overall confidence back, your pedal issues will diminish; in other words, they're a symptom, not the disease.
...
11-16-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 7,264
Posted By genejockey

Heisenberg and Schrodinger are travelling by car....

Heisenberg and Schrodinger are travelling by car. Heisenberg is driving. A cop stops them and asks Heisenberg if he knows how fast he was going.

"No," Heisenberg replies, "But I know where I...
11-11-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,356
Posted By KCT1986

From the pics, you have the wheel in the very...

From the pics, you have the wheel in the very rear of the dropout slot. Is there a reason for this? Per the attached Shimano spec, the axle should be forward of the rear derailleur mounting point. ...
11-05-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 15,731
Posted By seypat

Spoken like a real Pro.

Spoken like a real Pro.
11-05-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 15,731
Posted By 70sSanO

True, but he might need another cog or two. ...

True, but he might need another cog or two.

John
11-05-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 15,731
Posted By seypat

Did he just start posting in the thread? That...

Did he just start posting in the thread? That would make him a New Winner as well.
11-05-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 15,731
Posted By 70sSanO

Even if no one supports you, I still think you’re...

Even if no one supports you, I still think you’re a Winner.

John
10-25-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 18,261
Posted By CAT7RDR

I guess it all depends what you mean by fitness? ...

I guess it all depends what you mean by fitness?

For example, an NFL running back at 5'10" 220 lbs BMI 31.4 with the NFL average for body fat % (RB'S) of 11.8 would be considered obese by the BMI....
10-22-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,036
Posted By Phil_gretz

Both your chain and your freewheel should appear...

Both your chain and your freewheel should appear clean and dry. So, after you lubricate each link and work the lube in a bit, you must wipe down the chain thoroughly. That means no visible...
10-21-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 18,261
Posted By burnthesheep

Lots of folks look at it only from scaling body...

Lots of folks look at it only from scaling body dimensions and not consequences like hip angle.

Hip angle can affect power output.
10-17-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,031
Posted By cyccommute

Or more people chasing trends.

Or more people chasing trends.
10-14-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,333
Posted By Eric F

I do it the other way around.

I do it the other way around.
10-12-21, 01:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,667
Posted By Lazyass

I just came across this one, looks really nice....

I just came across this one, looks really nice. SS belt drive would probably be quiet as hell.

https://spotbikes.com/collections/bikes/products/rallye-ss-bike?variant=31914007461922
...
10-11-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,607
Posted By Route 66

My nearly maintenance free new bike

I bought this bike about a month ago and I think I'm in love. I've been riding a bike for 60+ years and I was hoping to find one that didn't require all the usual maintenance. This is my Spot ACME...
10-11-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 735
Posted By rumrunn6

love the aromas of fermenting leaves & soil....

love the aromas of fermenting leaves & soil. memories that go back to childhood & the freedom & independence that a bicycle brings to a child...
10-09-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,452
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

What if you pedal your bike from coast to coast?

What if you pedal your bike from coast to coast?
10-08-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,446
Posted By livedarklions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0s5CP2kXsc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0s5CP2kXsc
10-07-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,446
Posted By shelbyfv

OP, this isn't complicated but you got some...

OP, this isn't complicated but you got some incomplete info as to when the chain should be replaced. Change it based on actual wear, rather than mileage or age. You will have to measure it, either...
10-06-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,452
Posted By Toadmeister

I often pedal backwards when coasting downhill to...

I often pedal backwards when coasting downhill to get the blood pumping in reverse.
10-03-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3,442
Views: 261,014
Posted By kahn

Sounds like your recovery is going well.

Sounds like your recovery is going well.
10-02-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3,442
Views: 261,014
Posted By rsbob

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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10-02-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Maelochs

If you have absolutely no idea what you are doing...

If you have absolutely no idea what you are doing ..... consider paying someone and asking if you can watch. If you have a little aptitude, or confidence in your abilities, hit YouTube and watch a...
09-30-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,805
Posted By RChung

There are two ANT+ standards used by power...

There are two ANT+ standards used by power meters: the PWR standard transmits power and cadence. The CTQ standard transmits crank torque and cadence. With the CTQ standard, the head unit knows the...
09-29-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,710
Posted By ehcoplex

I have Rene Herse Barlow Pass tires on my...

I have Rene Herse Barlow Pass tires on my Cannondale T900. Bike has original rims that came stock with 38s, but the clearances with the Barlow Pass tires are extremely tight (at the chain stays)- I...
09-29-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 813
Posted By Merrimac

Custom Fat Chance bike

My neighbor in Northeastern Massachusetts bought this sweet custom bike from Chris Chance in Cambridge, around 1980. It is still in mint condition.
...
09-24-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,832
Posted By ShannonM

I volunteer at my local co-op. (The Bike Kitchen...

I volunteer at my local co-op. (The Bike Kitchen in Eureka, CA.) I worked in a national chain bike shop (Performance) when I was in college in the Naughties.

I see no conflict whatsoever.

What...
09-13-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,485
Posted By BobbyG

777funk In photography (before the ever-present...

777funk In photography (before the ever-present smartphone camera) they used to have a couple of sayings: "The best camera is the one at hand." and "F/8 and be there!" The spirit of these adages can...
09-12-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,380
Posted By pepperbelly

Ok. I think I have it now. Ankle or knee...

Ok. I think I have it now.
Ankle or knee length socks that do or don’t match.
Flat pedal.
Clothing optional???
09-11-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,380
Posted By fujidon

Shirley, you jest.

Shirley, you jest.
09-01-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 830
Posted By 70sSanO

Always thought a 1x3 would be cool if you could...

Always thought a 1x3 would be cool if you could set the RD limit screws that close. 38t/40t chainring with a 13-21-30.

John
09-01-21, 02:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,077
Posted By wolfchild

My strategy for climbing hills is to stand up on...

My strategy for climbing hills is to stand up on the pedals and muscle my way up, never had any knee problems yet..
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,975
Posted By zandoval

There have been times I am starting a ride the...

There have been times I am starting a ride the bike is feeling good, and the air is fresh, and my vision is clear, and my bike sounds fast, and... RATS! Gotta go back and get my helmet...
08-31-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,805
Posted By chaadster

…except at the velodrome. ;)

…except at the velodrome. ;)
08-29-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3,442
Views: 261,014
Posted By kahn

Best wishes for a speedy and reduced pain...

Best wishes for a speedy and reduced pain recovery.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By zandoval

I understand your plight. I have lost a wallet,...

I understand your plight. I have lost a wallet, and other small Items from Jersey pockets. So now I keep things in a flat pouch around my waist. The pouch is really more like a money belt that lays...
08-28-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3,442
Views: 261,014
Posted By BHG6

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08-27-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By Flatforkcrown

freewheel only. Also, only work with vucanized...

freewheel only. Also, only work with vucanized tires.
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