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05-07-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 10,606
Posted By Koyote

I'm not even sure that's the worst of it, and...

I'm not even sure that's the worst of it, and that's saying something.
05-07-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 10,606
Posted By Koyote

So much wrongness here. This reads like an essay...

So much wrongness here. This reads like an essay answer that got a C+ in Business 101.
05-07-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 10,606
Posted By unterhausen

It means they can sell them and they know it's...

It means they can sell them and they know it's not going to dilute their brand image. It also probably reflects the fact that they can get these parts at this point in history, which is a lot better...
05-07-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,988
Posted By seypat

I saw Clapton back in the late 80's. He had the...

I saw Clapton back in the late 80's. He had the misfortune of having to follow Buckwheat Zydeco. Once you've witnessed the legend that was Buckwheat Zydeco, every other performer is kind of dull and...
05-07-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,988
Posted By 70sSanO

My point was that like a lot of equipment based...

My point was that like a lot of equipment based sports, having the means dictates the level of equipment and golf is the most over-the-top equipment based sport I can think of where the less skill...
05-07-21, 03:14 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,988
Posted By TCollen

Okay, now you're getting personal. I'll soon be...

Okay, now you're getting personal. I'll soon be going on a pie ride, stopping for pie in 4 small Iowa towns.
...
05-06-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,988
Posted By badger1

I think are the cicling peoples who make trough...

I think are the cicling peoples who make trough red lites districts in are there fancy spandecks and $1001+ usd bikecycles but imaginationing never the racings are that making some offensive to op...
05-06-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,988
Posted By Trakhak

You're a bit behind in the "What's up with . . ....

You're a bit behind in the "What's up with . . . ?" schedule: a thread on precisely that topic in roughly the same words was reintroduced (as usual in the spring) a week ago and is percolating along...
05-06-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,988
Posted By indyfabz

Cycling. /thread

Cycling.

/thread
05-05-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,676
Posted By friday1970

No worries, I didn't mean to say it was a POS....

No worries, I didn't mean to say it was a POS. I'm very proud of my restoration job on it. But I have to admit, it's not as fast as my aluminum framed/carbon forked bike, and not as fast. It's...
05-05-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,003
Posted By Bigbus

I'm 71 and have been mashing my whole life,...

I'm 71 and have been mashing my whole life, except down hills. The chutes we used in the military were the equivalent of jumping from a 6 foot wall, if you landed right, which I rarely did, and my...
05-05-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,003
Posted By PaulH

Not my choice. I ride a seven speed bike, so...

Not my choice. I ride a seven speed bike, so steep hills are a mash.
05-05-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,003
Posted By ofajen

When one-dimensional cadence threads pop up, I...

When one-dimensional cadence threads pop up, I like to refer folks to this article, as it contemplates various cadences for various riding needs and suggests that all riders should be aware of these...
05-05-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,636
Posted By Reynolds

Pics please! Just kidding... :lol:

Pics please!
Just kidding... :lol:
05-05-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,003
Posted By indyfabz

:lol: And let's not forget **** (commenting...

:lol: And let's not forget **** (commenting before the thread is locked), before it was censored.
05-05-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,003
Posted By burnthesheep

Custom cadence for a custom individual! I'd say...

Custom cadence for a custom individual! I'd say there's perhaps a realm of reasonableness on either end between zero and 200. That reasonableness is based on your knees, your available gears, and...
05-05-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,003
Posted By Jumpski

I have come to the conclusion RPM is a personal...

I have come to the conclusion RPM is a personal preference. What works for me may or may not work for you. I have always been a spinner, and never mash gears- take care.
05-05-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,003
Posted By jpescatore

Situation dependent - if it looks like a short...

Situation dependent - if it looks like a short rise or just a wind guys, I just grind harder. Looks like a hill or I've turned into a headwind, go down a gear or two.

In general, I've had a bad...
05-04-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 660
Posted By Gresp15C

The city has done a good job of maintaining...

The city has done a good job of maintaining cycling conditions even during the winter. There are some paved rail-trails that are useful for getting from A to B, one of which I use for my commute....
05-03-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,676
Posted By cubewheels

There's a part of my ride where I need to...

There's a part of my ride where I need to carry/walk my bike up a flight of stairs to the next road, equivalent height of 2nd floor.

Sometimes, the bike is loaded 40 lbs and I'm a lightweight...
05-03-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,676
Posted By cubewheels

A heavy bike isn't that harder to pedal than...

A heavy bike isn't that harder to pedal than lightweight bike unless you're dealing with lots of climbs.

In the flats, aerodynamics and rolling resistance of the tires would matter more than...
05-03-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,676
Posted By Koyote

I totally wasted a couple riders the other day,...

I totally wasted a couple riders the other day, and I'll bet I had 50 years on 'em. 'Course, I'm 58.
05-03-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 10,606
Posted By Koyote

Umm, okay, so now there ARE reasonably-priced and...

Umm, okay, so now there ARE reasonably-priced and well-spec'd entry level bikes that meet with your approval. So, what you are still complaining about?
05-03-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 10,606
Posted By Koyote

But none of what you have written here really...

But none of what you have written here really relates to your original complaint, does it? You seem to think that manufacturers should magically be able to put better components ("better" meaning...
05-03-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,676
Posted By tyrion

For the best workout: very heavy bike, skinny...

For the best workout: very heavy bike, skinny tires, riden in soft sand.
05-03-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,676
Posted By Toadmeister

Einstein’s Laws of Relativity accurately predict...

Einstein’s Laws of Relativity accurately predict your mass increases as you approach the speed of light, so...
05-03-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,676
Posted By 10 Wheels

The ride had 13 days in TX. I live in Texas.

The ride had 13 days in TX.
I live in Texas.
05-03-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,676
Posted By caloso

If your definition of a better workout is the...

If your definition of a better workout is the maximum number of calories burned in a given time interval, then all that matters is pedaling as hard as you can for that time interval. For example: ...
05-03-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,636
Posted By mstateglfr

You are old, yet you post like a young adult who...

You are old, yet you post like a young adult who is constantly trying to feel slighted.

Cheap disc brakes work poorly. Rotors are easily bent, and come bent, dropouts arent straight, etc. If...
05-03-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 660
Posted By unterhausen

I think the color is less important than...

I think the color is less important than segregation. Color the asphalt or paint it, there is no effect if people can easily drive their vehicles on the bike lane.

It's good to see VC is still...
05-02-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 10,606
Posted By Koyote

By the way, it sure looks to me like the Roll...

By the way, it sure looks to me like the Roll Sport (https://www.specialized.com/us/en/roll-sport/p/184488?color=298966-184488&searchText=96121-6102)does have disc brakes, and an Altus (not Tourney)...
05-02-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 10,606
Posted By Koyote

This entire thread is based on a flawed premise,...

This entire thread is based on a flawed premise, so donít let it make you dissatisfied with your new bike. Just ride it!
05-02-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,753
Posted By downtube42

Putting out good information on the interwebs is...

Putting out good information on the interwebs is like shouting into the wind.

What the truth needs is some embellishment. First identify some mechanism people have heard of but don't have a clue...
05-02-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,313
Posted By wphamilton

Which is why I think lane position is more...

Which is why I think lane position is more critical in intersections than almost anywhere else. I prefer starting from the left part, turning left, or at least in the center. The precise plan...
05-01-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 865
Posted By Cougrrcj

I tend to hear the noise the car/truck tires make...

I tend to hear the noise the car/truck tires make as they come up behind me more than the engine/exhaust sound.

Same with dogs chasing after me - I hear the claws scratching on the pavement as...
05-01-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,313
Posted By y2zipper

You have to be a little more predictable than...

You have to be a little more predictable than that. What you can do better is make what you're doing predictable and clear so YOU can keep yourself safe. What other people are doing doesn't really...
04-30-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,753
Posted By MoAlpha

As pointed out above, itís not electrolytes, nor...

As pointed out above, itís not electrolytes, nor is it water. The leading theory is overactivity of the 1a afferent system, which mediates the muscle stretch reflex, and concomitant down-regulation...
04-30-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,753
Posted By Mark Dominck

By the way, don't drink the lavender oil, just...

By the way, don't drink the lavender oil, just rub it on the cramp! hahah!
04-30-21, 03:00 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,753
Posted By Badger6

This works better, IMO ...

This works better, IMO
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04-29-21, 11:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 828
Posted By majmt

If your doc and PT okay it, you might benefit...

If your doc and PT okay it, you might benefit from some conditioning time on an airdyne type stationary bike (involving both arms and legs) and/or a rowing machine if your spine issues don’t rule it...
04-29-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,126
Posted By rsbob

When I single-track, I often take an air-horn of...

When I single-track, I often take an air-horn of compressed air, like the ones boats use to signal opening a bridge. Super loud and makes my ears ring. Had a conversation with a wild life officer...
04-29-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,313
Posted By Paul Barnard

Thanks for the info. I am the dog expert here,...

Thanks for the info. I am the dog expert here, not the same turning lane passing law expert!
04-28-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1,032
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Posted By StanSeven

Downhillmaster - one month - inappropriate comment

Downhillmaster - one month - inappropriate comment
04-28-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,753
Posted By aplcr0331

Camps are basically voodoo witchcraft...

Camps are basically voodoo witchcraft anyway...which is why there's so many "cures" out there.

Some research, if you're so inclined.

Exercised-Associated Muscle Cramps = EAMC

Hydration...
04-28-21, 05:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,782
Posted By indyfabz

I thought you were leaving.

I thought you were leaving.
Forum: Touring
04-28-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,285
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Ok I tried reading the facts again. Here is...

Ok

I tried reading the facts again. Here is what I surmised:

MD - Maryland or maybe Mount Desert (Acadia)
MDI - Mount Desert Island
FL - Florida
3 dogs
a bike trailer
operative hip
04-27-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 10,606
Posted By spelger

now that's affordable.

now that's affordable.
04-27-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,053
Posted By mdarnton

A certain percentage of the population have the...

A certain percentage of the population have the natural ability to walk into any situation and make it worse. Find new riding partners.
04-27-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,053
Posted By stevel610

Yes, ride a little faster than your mouthy...

Yes, ride a little faster than your mouthy friends :)
04-26-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,907
Posted By indyfabz

Yeah. It's one thing to have a personal...

Yeah. It's one thing to have a personal preference to not use a bell As a general rule, I a not a bell person, although I did install and use one on the Bike Friday that I sued to commute with many...
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