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09-25-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,055
Posted By friday1970

I am able to know when a car is coming up behind...

I am able to know when a car is coming up behind me long before they ever see me, how many cars, and if they are getting over (or not). I actually follow the cars' movements to ensure my safety.
I'm...
09-24-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,055
Posted By LV2TNDM

I just switched my helmet mirror onto my new...

I just switched my helmet mirror onto my new helmet yesterday. I've used handlebar end mirrors and I never liked their limited view. A helmet mirror, by contrast, looks backward wherever you need to...
09-23-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,679
Posted By Koyote

I've seen most of the five posts you've made on...

I've seen most of the five posts you've made on bf, and they all seem to be about things you hate, and about insulting the people who like those things. That's pretty sad.
09-22-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 8,868
Posted By BobbyG

Basically walking and hiking are just standing.

Basically walking and hiking are just standing.
09-21-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,749
Posted By rubiksoval

Your body craves it because it's a source of...

Your body craves it because it's a source of fuel, which your body needs to function. Participating in endurance sports and cutting out carbs/sugar is a recipe for disaster.
09-20-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,312
Posted By bg18947

1982 Falcon 753

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Originally, it was pearl canary yellow. But, the factory paint from...
09-18-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,191
Posted By Happy Feet

For me, the appeal is the difference between a...

For me, the appeal is the difference between a consumerist approach to cycling and a more hands on approach.

Clothing apart (I too like the function of kit) the modern direction in cycling is...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,552
Posted By Harhir

I agree that bikes also use resources but they...

I agree that bikes also use resources but they use a lot less resources that cars, SUVs or trucks. Producing a bike costs a lot less resources than a 2ton truck. So many people in my area commute in...
09-15-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,276
Posted By Velo Mule

In the last post it is hard to see the color,...

In the last post it is hard to see the color, because the frame is under a tent. It was also difficult for me as well to really see it clearly as I was painting. This is not the ideal paint...
09-12-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,115
Posted By wooljersey

It's just a bike!

It's just a bike. In fact it's just the latest in a long line of bikes I have owned and while this one is the most technologically advanced (titanium frame, S&S couplers, electronic shifting, 1x12...
09-06-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1,137
Views: 433,662
Posted By y0x8

https://i.postimg.cc/v8hKHPND/IMGP32050.jpg...

https://i.postimg.cc/v8hKHPND/IMGP32050.jpg (https://postimg.cc/py9CsBxt)

https://i.postimg.cc/zvzPFWVJ/IMGP32020.jpg (https://postimg.cc/Q9zbXFQP)

https://i.postimg.cc/BQvV8xrp/IMGP32090.jpg...
09-03-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 547
Posted By tkamd73

With gray, and neutral decals, you can do just...

With gray, and neutral decals, you can do just about anything. If it were mine I’d do yellow tape and housing, celeste would also look good, but hard to really go wrong here. Whatever floats your...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,349
Posted By rubiksoval

You love to just make crap up, huh?

You love to just make crap up, huh?
08-28-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,754
Posted By busdriver1959

[QUOTE=AlmostTrick;21662951]Of course they do....

[QUOTE=AlmostTrick;21662951]Of course they do. But they weren't cold set with makeshift tools, imprecise measurements and brute force on my garage floor.

Actually, I bend mine on a form I made...
08-27-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,165
Posted By MinnMan

Indeed your statement is political. That they...

Indeed your statement is political. That they may be critical of the police does not equate with them being pro-criminal. The latter is your political interpretation.

And as this is not P&R,...
08-27-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,161
Posted By FiftySix

https://youtu.be/3Xilq2y5QFo

https://youtu.be/3Xilq2y5QFo
08-26-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,833
Posted By Hypno Toad

That was addressed in the post above the second...

That was addressed in the post above the second video. The trail is limestone, I avoid the trail with my road bikes. And most importantly, bikes have the right to use this road.
08-25-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 862
Posted By easyupbug

I always say price is firm, life is too short for...

I always say price is firm, life is too short for guys that come out and think I will negotiate. If the description/photos are poor negotiations may be appropriate but mine never are.
08-25-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,754
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Agreed. I would never cold set anything outside...

Agreed. I would never cold set anything outside of a pannier rack. I would never buy a frame that has been tweaked by some guy with 2X4's on his garage floor.


Unfortunately there is a downside-...
Forum: Foo
08-24-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 764
Posted By indyfabz

Someone pass me a Sharpie and I will steer both...

Someone pass me a Sharpie and I will steer both storms away from land. :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,340
Posted By burnthesheep

Topic makes no sense. There IS a 2x SL7 pro in...

Topic makes no sense. There IS a 2x SL7 pro in the catalog. It is Di2 and not SRAM. Thatís a choice.

The model being complained about here is specifically listed as being the 1x option. So,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,137
Posted By Ogsarg

I'm generally a function over form guy but when I...

I'm generally a function over form guy but when I was looking at bikes last year, about the only absolute requirement I had was that it not be matte. As mentioned, it's a pain to keep clean and to me...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 04:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,137
Posted By WhyFi

Nope. After owning one, people will learn what a...

Nope. After owning one, people will learn what a (relative) pain in the ass they are to keep clean and the demand will go down. My previous bike (Domane SL5) was matte and I wouldn't get a matte...
08-19-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,370
Posted By mstateglfr

So far this forum has largely managed to stay...

So far this forum has largely managed to stay away from the overdone Karen label that has taken over social media. Please do your best to keep it that way.
08-19-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,370
Posted By Maelochs

Oh, and Mr. Ryda .... grats for keeping at it...

Oh, and Mr. Ryda .... grats for keeping at it for so long. I may poke fun at you, but you have been doing your thing here and on to recumbents for a long time and I respect that.

Go on, bro ... ....
08-18-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,407
Posted By noisebeam

Responsibility?. I think you've missed the point....

Responsibility?. I think you've missed the point. It is about courtesy and efficiency, but I can see how those may not be of interest to others.

When it comes to hand signals and more broadly...
08-17-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,407
Posted By noisebeam

The idea is that when you signal a right turn...

The idea is that when you signal a right turn early (not just when turning) the driver entering the roadway can decide to turn into the roadway assuming you will be turning. It doesn't slow a turn. ...
08-17-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,519
Posted By msu2001la

OK, but what do you do with the 6th pancake?

OK, but what do you do with the 6th pancake?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 842
Posted By shelbyfv

Like socks, I think most would prefer their tires...

Like socks, I think most would prefer their tires match. I might rag a friend about it because I'm an ass but I wouldn't call out a stranger, that's just rude.
08-14-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,519
Posted By NomarsGirl

maybe YOU can, but I can't.

maybe YOU can, but I can't.
08-09-20, 01:30 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 48,216
Posted By I_am_X

Pipedream A.L.I.C.E. 29" ...

Pipedream A.L.I.C.E. 29"

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08-04-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,688
Posted By Koyote

Click on a few women's lingerie websites, and...

Click on a few women's lingerie websites, and you'll start getting better popup ads in facebook.
08-02-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,246
Posted By holytrousers

This is how i ride and this is why i ride this...

This is how i ride and this is why i ride this way..

Your arguments are not valid here because you live in a different country.

Please explain how do you ride and when do you take the lane
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,671
Posted By tomato coupe

The way I understand it, summer base layers can...

The way I understand it, summer base layers can be effective, but only when used in conjunction with tubeless tires and disc brakes. Personally, I never use a base layer when my tire width exceeds 32...
07-29-20, 12:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,589
Posted By DiabloScott

I rode my bike to a pulmonology appointment once...

I rode my bike to a pulmonology appointment once (waiting room was full of people with horrible problems)... on my way out, the doc said something about cycling and my great lung function. One of...
07-28-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,401
Posted By Road bikie

It's been endless fun i wish i bought a bike...

It's been endless fun i wish i bought a bike years ago.
07-28-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 48,216
Posted By TugaDude

Why change bars because somebody doesn't like the...

Why change bars because somebody doesn't like the looks? You say they feel good, why not stay with them? Maybe you can use some different bar tape or something to make them look better?
07-28-20, 04:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 777
Posted By AnthonyG

Brand new chains are good to go for several...

Brand new chains are good to go for several hundred kilometres/miles before you need to worry about them. Lubricating a new chain will just make it more likely to pick up extra dirt and grit which...
07-27-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2,780
Views: 627,468
Posted By flan48

My 2013 Fuji Absolute 1.4 I actually replaced my...

My 2013 Fuji Absolute 1.4 I actually replaced my Specialized Roubaix Expert with this! I just find it more comfortable, better shifting and better/easier braking. The latter is probably due to my...
07-25-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 829
Posted By Hondo Gravel

I’m glad I ride solo.

I’m glad I ride solo.
07-25-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 829
Posted By canklecat

On his most recent video Phil Gaimon said one of...

On his most recent video Phil Gaimon said one of the handful of serious roadie clubs that never stopped group rides through the pandemic developed a COVID-19 outbreak that affected several riders. No...
07-25-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 927
Posted By morganmarie19

If you're handy with a saw and screwdriver,...

If you're handy with a saw and screwdriver, roughly 12' of 2x2s can make you a stand for under $10. Our homemade stands have worked well at holding up both our single bike and tandem, no complaints!...
07-25-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 654
Posted By Iride01

Some people are horrified if you turn a bike...

Some people are horrified if you turn a bike upside down. Don't know why. There were a few early hydraulic brake systems that it maybe played heck with air bubbles getting in the lines, but only...
07-23-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,825
Posted By JanMM

Smells like political.

Smells like political.
07-23-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,644
Posted By JohnDThompson

To be fair, testing tires under real-world...

To be fair, testing tires under real-world conditions is an exceedingly complex undertaking in controlling for all the possible variables, including subjective ones, and he does point this out in his...
07-23-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,491
Posted By livedarklions

Oh, knock it off. "Stop this thread or I'll get...

Oh, knock it off. "Stop this thread or I'll get it locked" is a pretty silly threat, especially when you aren't a mod.

Who made you thread god?

This thread actually is quite different from...
07-21-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 785
Posted By Grudey1

Just to offer another perspective... I started...

Just to offer another perspective... I started at 332 and lost 70 lbs on a low-end Trek hybrid bike (I think it was a 7.1). I first started riding just to lose weight. I ended up loving cycling so...
07-19-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,593
Posted By shelbyfv

Only on the web....

Only on the web....
07-17-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,246
Posted By holytrousers

Again this is not about advocating against bike...

Again this is not about advocating against bike lanes, it's about behaving on streets with no bike lanes or when bike lanes are obstructed.
Once again i'm asking the mods to move back this thread to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 26,884
Views: 16,922,029
Posted By BoozyMcliverRot

How I got it,initial SS build and finally how it...

How I got it,initial SS build and finally how it is now.

​​​​​​I laid a light dusting of prism metal flake over the shark grey base for a little razzle dazzle without being in your face bling....
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