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03-20-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,576
Posted By Bizsmom

No chance of me WFH or telecommuting since I am a...

No chance of me WFH or telecommuting since I am a surgical nurse. Now would be a great time for me to experiment with biking to work since there are hardly any cars on the road but I'm afraid that...
03-20-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 834
Posted By sweetspot

If you want to know how well cushcore performs,...

If you want to know how well cushcore performs, just read my review:
https://gravelbikes.cc/tests/cushcore-comfort-improving-inserts-review/

In my opinion if you want to improve the comfort,...
03-10-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,757
Posted By theraddude

Well the jamis dragon slayer showed up yesterday....

Well the jamis dragon slayer showed up yesterday. The bike looks awesome. I didnt clear the top tube as well i as hoped though. But the bike is really nice. I got the sport version on the jensen...
03-06-20, 12:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 390
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

"I didn't know whether the 41 was inside or...

"I didn't know whether the 41 was inside or outside width, but I didn't want to dismount the tire in order to find out"

Measure the outside of rim width. Is it 41mm? If so then the inside width...
03-02-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,022
Posted By DMC707

Yes -- guys went plenty fast on platforms and...

Yes -- guys went plenty fast on platforms and "beartraps"

Yours truly on platforms with a pair of Pumas at a national years ago

https://i.imgur.com/9pavcO6.jpg


Kinda' fun looking up some...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 8,995
Posted By DogBoy

I've not ridden in a long time, but I made it by...

I've not ridden in a long time, but I made it by bike this am. My normal winter bike has a bent derailleur which I discovered yesterday, so I'm riding the touring bike with slicks. The few spots of...
02-28-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By jackb

Thanks. bought the Honzo.

Thanks. bought the Honzo.
02-27-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,241
Posted By Kapusta

I figured that guy might be you.:)

I figured that guy might be you.:)
Forum: Commuting
02-27-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 945
Posted By Mosyosalyangoz

I suggest you set the best way for you

I suggest you set the best way for you
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By TheBikeStore

Corduroy Crusher II Snow DH Race, March 7th, 2020 Mt Shasta Ski Park

Come one, come all to the Mt Shasta Ski Park for the 2nd annual Corduroy Crusher Snow Mt Bike Race.

Date: Saturday March 7th, 2020

Time: Registration opens at 8:00am on race day

Fee: $25
...
Forum: Touring
02-22-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,334
Posted By wgscott

When I bike-toured in Greece, I learned about 20...

When I bike-toured in Greece, I learned about 20 phrases in Greek, or fewer. Mostly stuff like "where can I put my bike?" They were so impressed that I was trying, even though I basically couldn't...
02-21-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 18,101
Posted By Retro Grouch

Naw, I kind of like it. I got to read something...

Naw, I kind of like it. I got to read something that I had posted 15 years ago and that I'm still happy with today.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,243
Posted By bykemike

A few years ago I did a cold, wet ride down from...

A few years ago I did a cold, wet ride down from Craggy Gardens to Town Mountain road in NC. I was with a guy with disc brakes, I had rim brakes. Side by side, compared to him , I had essentially no...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,243
Posted By FlashBazbo

I can list a ton of bike industry component...

I can list a ton of bike industry component changes that were STUPID. Often, they were marketing-driven or cost-of-manufacture driven and they ended up being truly awful for the consumer. Like...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,111
Posted By Leisesturm

My impulse would be to buy another bike.

My impulse would be to buy another bike.
02-15-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By Bajabri

While Mert did have a linkage fork, the lawwill...

While Mert did have a linkage fork, the lawwill leader, the amp fork was designed by Leitner.
interestingly they both came out of the motorcycle industrial.
...
02-14-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By Bajabri

Early full suspension MTB

This is a 92/93 Amp Research(Horst Leitner) with the first iteration of the horst link, rebadged by Mongoose as an Amplifier.
Found in the local classifieds as F&F, never built. Try to stay period...
02-12-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,292
Posted By T-Mar

Interesting facts :During the 1st bicycle boom,...

Interesting facts :During the 1st bicycle boom, there were 38 bicycle manufacturers in T.O.. The number of shops selling and repairing bicycles was 98. The population was less than a 1/10th of what...
02-06-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,296
Posted By OldsCOOL

Meet “Barney”, The 1898 Glenwood

After 6 weeks of intense reconditioning, the barn find Glenwood went out for short shakedown cruise downtown to showoff a little bit. Overall, this has been a tremendous learning experience that has...
02-04-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,200
Posted By Phil_gretz

If I were limited to only one bike...

...my world would become much, much smaller as a result. This thought saddens me. Death will come soon...
Forum: Commuting
02-03-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 8,995
Posted By HardyWeinberg

33F, partly cloudy, dry, 1st commute since May...

33F, partly cloudy, dry, 1st commute since May (shoulder injury and surgery intervened)
...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By Kedosto

Well, 2019 found my usual 6k-ish miles waaay...

Well, 2019 found my usual 6k-ish miles waaay down. Suffering a pulmonary embolism (PE) in July with a resulting left lower lobe infarct really knocked me for a loop. I managed to get some miles in...
01-16-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,791
Posted By rccardr

Garden variety Cannondale SR frame from 1985-86. ...

Garden variety Cannondale SR frame from 1985-86. I see nothing to indicate it's anything other than that.

With a mixed bag of components in very poor condition and a bunch of rear end damage.
Forum: Commuting
01-06-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 15,310
Views: 11,199,629
Posted By Korina

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSkBRskWdzs
Forum: Introductions
12-25-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By Robalero

Greetings from deep, deep, border wall, south Texas

Hello to everyone, my name is J.J. and I am 63 years old. When I was in college I used to bike all the time and then life just happened, work, work, work, kids, kids, kids, etc. etc. etc. Well, my...
12-10-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,275
Posted By shelbyfv

Hi Jessica and welcome to BF! Do you have a link...

Hi Jessica and welcome to BF! Do you have a link to a really great bike light set?:thumb:
12-06-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By jrhoneOC

Over 500 miles...Over 45 pounds since 9/1/19

Bought my bike on September first. It was a purchase to jump start my exercise and activity. I was 50, 5’ 10” tall and 230 pounds. Ihaf lost weight before and got down to 170 (which was too thin)...
12-04-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 11,284
Posted By indyfabz

Peloton prices have been dropping all morning....

Peloton prices have been dropping all morning. It's Christmas time. People are panicking. I can feel it. They are worried that they won't have enough money to buy their kids the G.I. Joe with the...
12-03-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,575
Posted By DMC707

Mine https://i.imgur.com/tMiNJkF.jpg ...

Mine

https://i.imgur.com/tMiNJkF.jpg


Tomac's

https://i.imgur.com/QiHJwGq.jpg
Forum: Commuting
11-22-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 69,596
Posted By liampboyle

Evening Commute 11/21/19 56°F - got the bike back...

Evening Commute 11/21/19 56°F - got the bike back from the shop, yay.

Morning Commute 11/22/19 43°F Rain - I like big bars and I cannot lie - you other bikers can't deny ....

Ok, so far I'm...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,946
Posted By rumrunn6

lol, dropped it like a stone off a bridge ......

lol, dropped it like a stone off a bridge ... guess I'll be sticking with just a few during the summer ...
11-14-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,450
Posted By markjenn

I'm "in" on 1x, on everything.... road bikes, CX,...

I'm "in" on 1x, on everything.... road bikes, CX, MTBs, hybrids, what have you. The minor compromises (at least for me) in gear spacing and/or range are MORE than compensated for by single-lever...
Forum: Touring
11-14-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,023
Posted By indyfabz

If you join Adventure Cycling Association...

If you join Adventure Cycling Association (members get map discounts) you can place a "companions wanted" ad with them.

Note that ACA recommends groups of at least two, and preferably three. If...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 23,214
Posted By Buglady

My e-bike is the only reason I still CAN be a...

My e-bike is the only reason I still CAN be a cycle commuter. Invisible disabilities ******g SUCK, by the way, but I am glad I can still get out and enjoy my rides with a bit of electric assist.
...
Forum: Touring
11-12-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,875
Posted By mev

Not sure why the emphasis on "field repairable",...

Not sure why the emphasis on "field repairable", since if necessary I've walked or hitched a ride to a point where I could get things fixed from there.

A few examples in reverse chronology of when...
Forum: Touring
11-12-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,875
Posted By staehpj1

The Unior Cassette Cracker has served me well...

The Unior Cassette Cracker has served me well with no need an adjustable wrench for any other tool to get the cassette off. I think it weighs about 1/4 - 1/2 ounce.
11-12-19, 05:24 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,450
Posted By jpescatore

I am a 1X drivetrain convert

I decided to do a "N-2+1" I bought a new carbon road bike in 2017, still had my 28 year old Schwinn hybrid for rail trail/towpath riding or rides with my wife, and my 22 year old Trek 520 for loaded...
11-08-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,174
Posted By tyrion

You want the heaviest U-lock you can find,...

You want the heaviest U-lock you can find, combined with a chain that captures both wheels. If you can make the system heavy enough, your kid won't want to ride the bike - problem solved.
11-08-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,174
Posted By mechanicmatt

Oh man, he's an engineer. I'm so sorry. I'll...

Oh man, he's an engineer. I'm so sorry. I'll pray for you.

signed,
An engineer
Forum: Commuting
11-06-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 69,596
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 837: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 837:

Ice. Lots and lots of ice. A thin layer completely covered the ground making the roads treacherous. For some reason the city didn't put down...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,378
Posted By BobbyG

Drop-Bar Snow Success!...

Today's commute was 17F and snowy with2" of powder and an underlayer of ice.

It was the first snow and ice ride with the studded snow tires since I converted my winter bike to drop-bars.

It...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 148,351
Posted By RubeRad

Evidence of a sewer-monster! (Or an outburst of...

Evidence of a sewer-monster! (Or an outburst of high school creativity)

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/1021190726_00_1de4dec36675b16d5d15409d018e5b4487b9574a.jpg...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,932
Posted By no motor?

I occasionally think about getting something that...

I occasionally think about getting something that is less of a tug boat than my Hardrock but figure it would take a lot of effort to achieve that and it would make my commute a little easier (or...
10-09-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,681
Posted By restlessswind

Crazy Commute this morning

My normally uneventful commute along a 12 mile stretch of MUP was quite interesting...and scary. First, I approached a pair of riders taking up the whole path. I dinged my bell, and again, and...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,015
Posted By Bicycle2Work

Bike Commuting YouTube Channel

Hello Fellow Bike Commuters!


I started bike commuting years ago when my car broke down. Without any other options - I got on my yellow Schwinn Continental and began pedaling. I fell in love with...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,636
Posted By Bicycle2Work

My wife and I love riding bikes together. We've...

My wife and I love riding bikes together. We've had to take a break because of pregnancy, but we're looking forward to getting to ride together again.
10-02-19, 03:59 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,325
Posted By Digger Goreman

Fortunately 70 lbs over the last five years.... ...

Fortunately 70 lbs over the last five years.... Hopefully they are not trying to find me....:innocent:
10-01-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,110
Posted By jrhoneOC

Spent a few hours watching some Youtube videos. ...

Spent a few hours watching some Youtube videos. Some are very well done. GMBN has some good stuff. Next trail ride this week I have some stuff to work on. One thing I wanna get better at is...
09-28-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,573
Posted By nomadmax

The best way to get any cyclist offering unasked...

The best way to get any cyclist offering unasked for advice to shut up is to drop them.
09-19-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,936
Posted By jrhoneOC

The one thing is getting lost here is the PURPOSE...

The one thing is getting lost here is the PURPOSE and USE of the bike. I was in the same boat as the OP. I wanted to get back into Mountain Biking and I set a $500 budget for a decent used bike to...
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