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03-29-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 66
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Posted By Ludkeh

I would just let Darwinian selection take it's...

I would just let Darwinian selection take it's natural course, :)
03-29-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,871
Posted By Dr.Lou

Oftentimes itís all folks can afford and they and...

Oftentimes itís all folks can afford and they and or their kids ride the piss put them. They have their place. Growing up I had two bikes, both my dad snagged from the police departmentís lost and...
03-26-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,955
Posted By TheLizard

There really is NOT anything to debate. ...

There really is NOT anything to debate.

Mandatory helmet laws are tyrannical.

The end.
03-23-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,684
Posted By Tomm Willians

I live in a rural area close to Sacramento where...

I live in a rural area close to Sacramento where I can find miles and miles of secluded roads traveling along rivers and orchards. I have not let this situation change my riding habits at all.
03-23-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,684
Posted By vol

With all the gyms closed, cycling is about the...

With all the gyms closed, cycling is about the only joy we could afford now.
03-23-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,684
Posted By friday1970

Yep. I ride alone, so social distancing is just...

Yep. I ride alone, so social distancing is just part of my ride anyways.
03-23-20, 12:54 PM
03-23-20, 12:06 PM
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Posted By Cycle Tourist

I see no reason to not cycle frequently. I've...

I see no reason to not cycle frequently. I've always been more of a solo cyclist anyway and cycling in groups should be avoided but improving your health with exercise has always been a great idea....
03-22-20, 04:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By Unca_Sam

From your description I can tell one thing: your...

From your description I can tell one thing: your drivetrain is making a periodic noise.
Chains are frequently noisy if they're dry. Add your favorite chain lubricant and see how the noise changes.
...
03-19-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,387
Posted By TakingMyTime

Reinstall them and have every 10th one made of...

Reinstall them and have every 10th one made of concrete. Make sure they all look the same. That should surely surprise someone.
03-18-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,770
Posted By capnjonny

Having worked on a few bottom brackets and...

Having worked on a few bottom brackets and mentored volunteers I would place the Ashtabula crank in the running as most significant development.

While it is derided as being heavy and is...
03-17-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,458
Posted By skidder

Almost impossible. Viruses don't last long when...

Almost impossible. Viruses don't last long when not on/in a living or active biological host. Coronavirus seems to be transferred by droplets (sneezing, coughing, maybe snot), and that transfer has...
03-15-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,642
Posted By wolfchild

My biggest concern is not the virus itself but...

My biggest concern is not the virus itself but governments passing draconian laws to try an prevent the spread of virus...Bike commuting is safer than using public transit.
03-09-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By KerryIrons

Adventure Cycling free membership offer

I'm a 30+ year member of and volunteer for Adventure Cycling Association, a national non-profit bicycle travel organization, and they have asked me to help spread the word about their mission which...
03-09-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 687
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Straight but narrow 2 lane road. Speed limit 40...

Straight but narrow 2 lane road. Speed limit 40 mph. Sun should not be a factor at 12:30 PM when the collision occured. Cyclists were hit by a motorist driving in the opposite direction. I doubt...
03-08-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,387
Posted By whitecat

The barrier should be made like an scaffold from...

The barrier should be made like an scaffold from construction steel, on top of which you mount tool steel prongs which are carbide tipped with razor sharp points. Now THAT would shred some sheet...
03-03-20, 04:07 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,088
Posted By wolfchild

Coronavirus hasn't prevented me from riding my...

Coronavirus hasn't prevented me from riding my bikes, I can still ride everyday...I am more concerned about coronavirus and its effects on stock markets, economy and health of the people than its...
03-02-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,143
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

If you're in California, you're already in grave...

If you're in California, you're already in grave danger of cleaving off into the Pacific, at which point you will become a sovereign nation, and the rest of America will utter a collective sigh of...
03-01-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,526
Posted By Kabuki12

Whenever I buy a vintage racer I disassemble all...

Whenever I buy a vintage racer I disassemble all the components to clean and lube where applicable. The jockey wheels on the RD always gets cleaned and a dab of gear oil(around 90w) . I am typically...
03-01-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,526
Posted By berner

I once had a new derailler that wore out within a...

I once had a new derailler that wore out within a year so that the cage wobbled left to right excessively causing poor shifting. It may have been poorly machined in the first place. I don't know why...
03-01-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,526
Posted By dedhed

I don't know it much matters. In one the mailman...

I don't know it much matters. In one the mailman hands you a box in the other a guy behind the counter hands you a box.
03-01-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,526
Posted By TakingMyTime

Although I may not inspect the RD pulleys on a...

Although I may not inspect the RD pulleys on a new bike... within the first month or 2 I will usually partially disassemble the moving parts to ensure proper lubrication is in place. Granted, I...
02-10-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,058
Posted By Retro Grouch

Pretty much matches my age and situation when I...

Pretty much matches my age and situation when I started my school bus driving gig. If you have a clean driving record and a clean police record they'll hire you and they'll train you for the...
02-06-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,955
Posted By alo

I think they should recommend people wear...

I think they should recommend people wear helmets, but not enforce it.

There is so much real crime that the police do not have time to deal with it all. If time is taken up with cyclists not...
01-29-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,955
Posted By livedarklions

So do you advocate repealing laws that require...

So do you advocate repealing laws that require people to have brakes on their bikes?

I'm not for mandatory helmet laws, but some regulation of riders is necessary.

All laws tell people what to...
01-29-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,955
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Jesus, the amount of passive-aggressive whinging;...

Jesus, the amount of passive-aggressive whinging; and finally, a link to a chiropractor website for whiplash? C'mon.

Mandating helmet use won't make cycling more accessible, more attractive, or...
01-10-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,724
Posted By Steamer

I also find cross winds that are potentially...

I also find cross winds that are potentially dangerous on 2 wheels are quite tolerable on the trike.
01-10-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,724
Posted By Trsnrtr

Steamer, I’m getting old and tired. :D ...

Steamer, I’m getting old and tired. :D

Seriously, though, yesterday’s ride had 22 mph sustained winds with gusts to 35. I would have ridden the trainer if all that I had was an upright but the...
01-10-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,724
Posted By Trsnrtr

OK, this was from yesterday’s 27 mile ride. It’s...

OK, this was from yesterday’s 27 mile ride. It’s an ICE VTX with SRAM eTap shifting, carbon and Ti bits, and a power meter. Frame is a CrMoly (front)/AL (rear)
...
01-06-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,724
Posted By Darth Lefty

It doesn't fall over. And some people need that....

It doesn't fall over. And some people need that. That's really it, everything else is guff.

I had open heart surgery in February. I wanted a recumbent because of the sternotomy and I chose a trike...
01-06-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,724
Posted By wolfchild

Better get used to it, bikeforums is full of...

Better get used to it, bikeforums is full of these types of threads...Trike vs regular bicycle...clipless pedals vs platform pedals...drop bars vs flat bars...steel vs carbon vs aluminium...cycling...
01-06-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,724
Posted By Retro Grouch

A whole new troll. Depends on which...

A whole new troll.

Depends on which roadways and which riders. There are a lot of riders who feel unsafe riding DF bikes on the roadways. My guess is they'd be uncomfortable riding a tadpole...
12-30-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,928
Posted By Moe Zhoost

As do I. Most of the riders on e-bikes around...

As do I. Most of the riders on e-bikes around here ride prudently, unlike all of the riders with aerobars who consider the MUP as their own personal training track.
12-28-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,292
Posted By 02Giant

As part of a normal day before riding, no. When...

As part of a normal day before riding, no. When riding, I am paying attention to the sound and feel of the bike. When cleaning, I will give it a look over, check cables, & pluck the spokes to confirm...
12-12-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 850
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Have your friend at least look at recumbents. The...

Have your friend at least look at recumbents. The whole point is that they are ultra comfortable. Think lazyboy with pedals. :)
12-11-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,421
Posted By 3S1M

Bike people humor, although a bit crude so view at your own risk...

I came across these on a FB board I belong to for bicycle builders I belong to and I had a good laugh. Thought I'd share with you all in case you haven't seen them.

...
12-03-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 11,284
Posted By tgenec86

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x606/offense_9db29277792ac6ac05672c809941af148561d068.jpg
12-03-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 11,284
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

victim mentality. hashtag woke

victim mentality. hashtag woke
12-03-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 11,284
Posted By one4smoke

Good grief. How friggin' sensitive will people...

Good grief. How friggin' sensitive will people continue to get?!?
12-03-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 11,284
Posted By tkamd73

Another one for the perpetually offended. Tim

Another one for the perpetually offended.
Tim
11-25-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,645
Posted By myisland

Don't take advice from doctors who don't cycle. ...

Don't take advice from doctors who don't cycle. Cycling is what keeps many people alive!
11-25-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,645
Posted By a77impala

I’m 75, have ridden 82,000 plus miles since 2006....

I’m 75, have ridden 82,000 plus miles since 2006. Over the years I’ve had a broken cheekbone, shoulder and hip, this year I’m at 4,300 miles and counting. I also suffer from spinal stenosis and use a...
11-25-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,645
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I am in a similar situation. I am in my early 60s...

I am in a similar situation. I am in my early 60s (gad I never thought that Iíd write that), I am diabetic and I sport seven coronary stents.

Riding is my drug of choice.

I will stop riding...
11-24-19, 03:20 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,645
Posted By tim24k

I’m in my 60s with two stents in my hart and a...

I’m in my 60s with two stents in my hart and a double bypass. I’ll stop riding when I’m dead, no worries!
11-20-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,645
Posted By caloso

Exactly!

Exactly!
11-20-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,645
Posted By Retro Grouch

Yup. "You don't stop riding because you got too...

Yup. "You don't stop riding because you got too old, you get too old because you stopped riding."
11-19-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,645
Posted By ironwood

If you keep riding and don't have any major...

If you keep riding and don't have any major health setbacks, you should be good up to about 85. I don't know anyone personally over 85 who still rides. but there are some people who do.

Lower...
11-18-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,645
Posted By berner

Another card carrying old guy here (81). Just do...

Another card carrying old guy here (81). Just do as much as you can as long as you can and the details will sort themselves out.
11-12-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,329
Posted By bobwysiwyg

I'm also a Vet. Couldn't agree more. No, I'm not...

I'm also a Vet. Couldn't agree more. No, I'm not an isolationist, but I am someone who thinks we, collectively, should think long and hard before sending our forces into harm's way.
11-12-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,329
Posted By bruce19

The best thing we could do for vets (I am one) is...

The best thing we could do for vets (I am one) is to stop sending us to war. Also, start supporting us when we come home.
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