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Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,532
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Keep doing what you are doing and just expect...

Keep doing what you are doing and just expect that occasionally you'll encounter someone who has an issue. I generally will ring my bell (or less frequently call out) for folks that I'm passing, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,532
Posted By zandoval

If I see them I yell out...Fat Sweaty OLD Guy on...

If I see them I yell out...Fat Sweaty OLD Guy on a bicycle with Poor Vision, Hearing, Balance, Reaction Time, and Breathing... Coming Up On Your SIX...I'll leave it up to them what direction they...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,532
Posted By Branko D

Do you honk every time you overtake another car...

Do you honk every time you overtake another car in your car? Of course not, that'd be preposterous. You overtake if you can do it safely, and brake if you can't.

I see zero reasons for cyclists to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,532
Posted By Cramic

When to ring your bell (Warning: vent alert)

Might be more a vent, but as I’m fairly new to cycling I’d appreciate hearing member’s thoughts on bell ringing to let people know you’re passing. I ring it on a case-by-case basis (if there’s a...
10-27-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 19,790
Posted By delbiker1

Thinking that your preference is the only one...

Thinking that your preference is the only one that makes sense, makes no sense.
Forum: Commuting
10-25-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,767
Posted By livedarklions

Wow, that's a stretch. Obviously someone...

Wow, that's a stretch. Obviously someone mishandling a motor vehicle is clearly a bigger threat to the general safety than anyone on a bicycle who isn't actually wielding a weapon. This is why all...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,767
Posted By holytrousers

Good Point :thumb: Not always.. Freedem may...

Good Point :thumb:

Not always.. Freedem may entail disobedience, but disobedience by itself doesn't imply freedom.
Forum: Commuting
10-19-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,767
Posted By sweeks

In Chicago, headphones are technically illegal....

In Chicago, headphones are technically illegal. Bike messengers may wear one earbud to receive radio messages, but "noise-cancelling" says they're in both ears. That's taking a big risk in traffic.
Forum: Commuting
10-19-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,767
Posted By CAT7RDR

Most larger agencies have a safety officer of...

Most larger agencies have a safety officer of some type that would be interested in this type of harassment by a government employee.
Be concise and polite in your complaint.

Btw, informants are...
10-12-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,122
Posted By Rolla

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

That's what I love about the bicycle: the simplicity. :lol:
09-28-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,626
Posted By Nachoman

Could I bang out 50 miles in jeans? Yes. But why...

Could I bang out 50 miles in jeans? Yes. But why would I?
I suit up into my superhero costume even for a 10 mile ride!
09-28-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,626
Posted By Ed Wiser

The padding is only one part of a pair of shorts...

The padding is only one part of a pair of shorts made for cycling. They also have flat seams and stitching. This stops you from chaffing on your rear end and legs. Started riding in cycling shorts 60...
09-28-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,626
Posted By noimagination

When I first started riding semi-seriously (i.e....

When I first started riding semi-seriously (i.e. "long" distance rides of 2hrs and up, not racing), I looked at the expense of getting riding shorts and I passed. I stuck to jeans or regular shorts...
09-28-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,626
Posted By Phil_gretz

My wife is a long-time practitioner of a hot yoga...

My wife is a long-time practitioner of a hot yoga discipline known as Bikram, so named because of its founder. This is a specific emphasis on spinal health and the strength and flexibility necessary...
09-27-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,626
Posted By jon c.

Like most folks, you probably discovered that...

Like most folks, you probably discovered that padded saddles are less comfortable on longer rides. But the chamois in bike shorts doesn't serve the same function as padding on a saddle. The chamois...
09-27-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,626
Posted By SurferRosa

If you try well fitting padded cycling shorts...

If you try well fitting padded cycling shorts with your road bike, you will likely not return to whatever you wore before.
09-14-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 8,518
Posted By MinnMan

I pump up the tires before *most* rides, but not...

I pump up the tires before *most* rides, but not all.

Depends on the ride, the bike, the time since.I last rode it, etc.

Lots of experience indicates that if I rode the bike yesterday and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,437
Posted By TMonk

There needs to be a universal standard for road...

There needs to be a universal standard for road tubeless given the tighter tolerances that are required vs MTB. I've done tubeless MTB for a long time.

Recently purchased some Bonty Aeolus TLR 3's...
08-25-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 8,252
Posted By indyfabz

Define “serious riders.”

Define “serious riders.”
08-23-21, 01:54 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 9,609
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Wow... nobody... just me? Okay... Stiffness to...

Wow... nobody... just me? Okay...
Stiffness to a degree does matter. Though how loose versus stiff some things are, is marginal, like most cranks, unless the force exerted on a crank makes it flex,...
08-22-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 9,609
Posted By ShannonM

Stiffness Does Not Matter

There's a meme (in the original sense of the word, a unit of cultural heredity, not the modern stupid-picture-of-a-cat-with-a-stupid-saying-in-white-letters sense,) that has been replicating in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,423
Posted By popeye

The longer you wait the better your knowledge...

The longer you wait the better your knowledge will be making a decision. You can swap gears but it never gets easier, you just get faster and the hills steeper. You get out of it what you put into...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,423
Posted By delbiker1

You state you just started cycling and went on a...

You state you just started cycling and went on a first ride. Of course you struggle to get up a hill! Keep riding and gradually pick up the distance and/or intensity. Upgrade yourself first. At this...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,942
Posted By BHG6

If you truly are that concerned about protecting...

If you truly are that concerned about protecting others from the virus then the vaccination status of those around you should be of no concern. Honestly, you have no idea who around you is actively...
08-06-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,500
Posted By Paul Barnard

I also experience zen like moments where I am in...

I also experience zen like moments where I am in perfect harmony with the world around me. It's more of a spiritual kind of feeling though and has no performance component. It's not an "I own this...
08-06-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,500
Posted By Iride01

No, I've seen pictures of myself on a bike.

No, I've seen pictures of myself on a bike.
08-06-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,500
Posted By PeteHski

While I sometimes get that feeling you describe,...

While I sometimes get that feeling you describe, I certainly wouldn’t call it “sexy”. Well for me anyway, they are quite different feelings!

Perhaps I would call it “euphoric”
08-06-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,500
Posted By Koyote

This thread is gonna be epic.

This thread is gonna be epic.
08-06-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,515
Posted By Riveting

I prefer to flat when I'm near something to sit...

I prefer to flat when I'm near something to sit on while doing the repair. Grass, bench, large rock, give me something...anything other than squatting and squeezing the blood out of the legs.
...
08-05-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,880
Posted By Rolla

Then you should do that. I would try...

Then you should do that.



I would try to figure out why it matters what a bunch of randos think about what I do with my possessions. Then I'd sell it.
07-28-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,847
Posted By MattTheHat

There is a difference between a $500 bike and a...

There is a difference between a $500 bike and a $2000 bike. The thing is, unless you get in to cycling in a big way, you may never appreciate the difference. In general, the more expensive a bike...
07-28-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,847
Posted By genejockey

Craigslist, or Facebook Marketplace, are full of...

Craigslist, or Facebook Marketplace, are full of bikes from Walmart Specials to high end bikes. My personal feeling is that if a bike was really good when it was new 10 year ago, and it's in good...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,910
Posted By MidTNBrad

Go with red. It's neither black nor white and...

Go with red. It's neither black nor white and everyone knows that red shoes are the fastest.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,910
Posted By iReadBlitz

Ridiculous. I've heard of this but it didn't sway...

Ridiculous. I've heard of this but it didn't sway me away from buying white shoes. I just got back into cycling after a 10 year absence and I am, lets just say, not a stud by any means.
If while I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 251,459
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Plenty else to celebrate Monday it seems: ...

Plenty else to celebrate Monday it seems:

July 2nd Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History1881At the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station in Washington, D.C., Charles J. Guiteau shoots...
06-29-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,170
Posted By Rolla

Many of the features on that 1978 steel road bike...

Many of the features on that 1978 steel road bike were once "innovations" designed for a "competitive edge," and there was some skeptic waxing nostalgic about how his 1935 ballooner was just as good....
06-28-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 7,823
Posted By _ForceD_

Well, there was a contentious presidential...

Well, there was a contentious presidential election, then there was a pandemic, followed by another
contentious presidential election. Also there was some civil strife, and an insurrection in...
06-24-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,968
Posted By livedarklions

Have you ever seen a commie drink a glass of...

Have you ever seen a commie drink a glass of water?

Have you ever seen a commie drink a glass of water?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 15,716
Posted By krakhaus

You show up to a club ride with no helmet, they...

You show up to a club ride with no helmet, they say you can't ride with them, but you do anyway, then you crash. I think you made their point quite well.
06-18-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 15,475
Posted By mstateglfr

Thats quite the assumption you make. You...

Thats quite the assumption you make.

You have no idea if people make a conscious decision to put their bike in the shop rather than try to fix it. You have no idea if people think 'maybe I could...
06-18-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,523
Posted By gearbasher

What's happening with tradition?

I like tradition and I'm anal about it. In this particular case, it has to do with wheels reading from the right. I always build my wheels so the rims read from the right. Unless they are decaled...
06-16-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,640
Posted By Bmach

I prefer to wear mine under the straps. Don’t...

I prefer to wear mine under the straps. Don’t care what others think.
06-08-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,982
Posted By gthomson

Used bike price police

Can anyone give me the number of the used bike price police because there are so many people out there committing a crime with some of the prices they are trying to get for their dilapidated old...
06-08-21, 02:53 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,146
Posted By Germany_chris

Aero tech is my go to also, I like their...

Aero tech is my go to also, I like their knickers/capris nice and stretchy and a great commuting wear. I don't own many sets of padded shorts in essence 2 summer jerseys and bibs and two winter bib's...
05-19-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,674
Posted By AlmostTrick

Looks like more hassle and mess than it's worth...

Looks like more hassle and mess than it's worth to me. I've no issue with tubes. It sounds like you don't either.
05-19-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,674
Posted By terrymorse

The added expense, the difficulty mounting, the...

The added expense, the difficulty mounting, the difficulty seating the bead, the mess of sealant, the clown circus of trying to repair a puncture roadside.

Sounds great!
05-19-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,674
Posted By Bald Paul

To me, renewing the sealer every six months as...

To me, renewing the sealer every six months as recommended, and then de-mounting the tires once a year to remove all the old dried out sealant (again, recommended) just wasn't worth it. My riding...
05-13-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,039
Posted By dmanthree

Some of these imbeciles make no attempt to shade...

Some of these imbeciles make no attempt to shade over to share the lane. Those are the ones I'd like to use the "Ben Hur Slicer" on.
05-13-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,039
Posted By work4bike

I don't ride on MUPs mostly because of the other...

I don't ride on MUPs mostly because of the other users and their idiotic, unsafe behavior. However, every once in a while I have to deal with a clueless pedestrian. The other day I see a guy start to...
05-06-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 33,371
Posted By pdlamb

Is your point that some people dress differently...

Is your point that some people dress differently than you, or that they ride faster than you do?
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