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Forum: Touring
11-08-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,792
Posted By djb

Yup, as you say, lots of nice places to ride. ...

Yup, as you say, lots of nice places to ride.
re LaSalle, we regularly do 30, 40km loops from our place, follow lachine canal to the st Lawrence out west, then follow bike path along the river...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,895
Posted By Vismund B

Iíve been using a Cygolite headlight for roughly...

Iíve been using a Cygolite headlight for roughly 7 years now and itís still going strong (I hope I did not just jinx it). Itís bright enough to see and it works for being seen as well. Super fast to...
10-25-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 11,018
Posted By TortoiseAvenger

Wow! Didn't realize me seeking out opinions about...

Wow! Didn't realize me seeking out opinions about a potential strategy would cause such a dumpster fire!

I suppose we'll have to agree to disagree. I do not see asking a question about whether or...
10-24-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 11,018
Posted By 10 Wheels

I began changing flats when I was 10 y/o. Used a...

I began changing flats when I was 10 y/o. Used a Screw Driver and the handle of a spoon.
10-24-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 11,018
Posted By shelbyfv

Asking someone to abandon whatever it is they may...

Asking someone to abandon whatever it is they may be doing to help you when you could have easily been prepared to handle the situation yourself? Entitled and ethically challenged.
Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,792
Posted By djb

ditto what the Bangkok feller said about weight....

ditto what the Bangkok feller said about weight. If total is 280, if you are 200 and bike is 30 (round up) then you had 50lbs on the rear--thats an awful lot, especially for 32 spoke wheels and a...
Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,792
Posted By saddlesores

i would recommend carrying less weight if...

i would recommend carrying less weight if possible.
assume that total includes your body weight and the bike
.....so maybe 40+ pounds of gear on the rear wheel?

otherwise consider moving half...
Forum: Touring
10-14-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,792
Posted By djb

re 17 gear inch low. For a lot of touring it is...

re 17 gear inch low. For a lot of touring it is low, but if you find that its too low for most of your riding, you can put on a tighter cassette which will be nice to ride with smaller jumps between...
Forum: Touring
10-14-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,792
Posted By ClydeClydeson

THis thread has convinced me to save up for a 920.

THis thread has convinced me to save up for a 920.
10-02-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 927
Posted By Fahrenheit531

More useful than any chain lube opinion I might...

More useful than any chain lube opinion I might offer:

The bikeforums search function has been hilariously broken forever. Best way to search something around here is via Google with bikeforums...
09-24-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 16,328
Posted By Wileyone

I took my Holdsworth out this morning and never...

I took my Holdsworth out this morning and never once did I think I would rather be on anything else.
09-22-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 16,874
Posted By vespasianus

Why do people respond to these absolutely asinine...

Why do people respond to these absolutely asinine posts?
Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By fooferdoggie

I dont have that garmin but there are two ways...

I dont have that garmin but there are two ways with garmins. go to settings and display and chose data screens there you can edit how many items show on the screen at a time and what shows. if this...
09-13-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 8,118
Posted By noglider

Here in upstate New York, gravel roads are even...

Here in upstate New York, gravel roads are even more peaceful than paved roads. They are in very scenic areas, and you scarcely see anyone. It's not more dangerous than road riding at all. Going...
09-13-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 8,118
Posted By Kapusta

Gravel bikes are just road bikes that donít suck...

Gravel bikes are just road bikes that donít suck on gravel/dirt roads.

The baffling question fo me is not why someone would buy a bike that works great on a variety of road surfaces, but rather...
Forum: Touring
09-07-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,233
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I rode that west to east (clockwise) last summer...

I rode that west to east (clockwise) last summer in June. I pushed my bike up this hill. The sign was accurate, 4km at 13 percent grade. There was no way I could pedal up a 13 percent grade for that...
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,792
Posted By djb

re clearance, I guess that would depend on the...

re clearance, I guess that would depend on the 920 bb height as more of a factor no? The new doubles are clearly marketed at gravel riding etc so they must be reasonably ok , and one would think that...
Forum: Touring
09-03-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,792
Posted By djb

Re top end gearing. Totally get liking going fast...

Re top end gearing. Totally get liking going fast on downhills, I'm very comfortable going fast and regularly spin out my 50-12 to about 70-75k, but for touring, do take into account that skewing...
Forum: Touring
09-03-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,792
Posted By djb

Daveyboy, your comments about gearing are classic...

Daveyboy, your comments about gearing are classic roadie view. As you haven't toured before, just realize that it's a different kettle of fish--but we've all toured extensively with varying loads on...
Forum: Touring
08-24-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,047
Posted By pakeboi

Coming soon , the new Trek 520 Gordo , I mean...

Coming soon , the new Trek 520 Gordo , I mean Grando !
Sounds like something Big and Fat .
Forum: Commuting
08-23-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,355
Posted By cyccommute

Sorry. The question just hit a bit of a nerve. In...

Sorry. The question just hit a bit of a nerve. In my experience, us old guys commute more often and have commuted for more time in our lives (we were young once) than any of the younger people...
06-17-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 45,417
Posted By tallbikeman

I bicycle road raced in the 1970's and even then...

I bicycle road raced in the 1970's and even then because of my frame size I would switch over to bar end shifters.
04-20-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,649
Posted By jackbombay

To clarify, he is selling one tires.

To clarify, he is selling one tires.
04-06-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By dddd

I've never seen a tube crimped to locate a...

I've never seen a tube crimped to locate a braze-on tab, but I've seen several frames with such indentations from an over-tightened front derailer.
04-04-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,081
Posted By XXLHardrock

Hey Dad, why does my jersey keep changing colours?

My youngest daughter discovered Zwift and sheís having a blast.
03-28-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,378
Posted By Sy Reene

Ok, but I think the point is that the virus...

Ok, but I think the point is that the virus doesn't even have to travel 1 foot, if a following bike rider is moving into the same airpsace previouisly occupied by a breathing and infected other rider.
03-28-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,378
Posted By wolfchild

Forget about trying to calculate wind dynamics...

Forget about trying to calculate wind dynamics and speed and how it effects germ dispersal...Just do yourself and everyone else a favour and ride solo, until this virus thing has been stabilized and...
03-28-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,378
Posted By canklecat

According to interviews of several folks native...

According to interviews of several folks native to Japan and several other Asian nations, it's a difference in personal sense of duty to the community. And it's often enforced by authorities and peer...
03-27-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,507
Posted By dkyser

Lets change that, it is so good for us mentally....

Lets change that, it is so good for us mentally. I will ride today even if a short ride to get that feeling again.
03-15-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 10,078
Posted By bikemig

There are some bits of info that my life would...

There are some bits of info that my life would have been better off with not knowing. This is one of them.
03-11-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 17,434
Posted By Lemond1985

All this talk of cancelling the event makes me...

All this talk of cancelling the event makes me want to attend that much more. Hopefully if the event is ultimately cancelled (seems highly likely) a few people show up and ride the event informally,...
03-10-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 17,434
Posted By jimmuller

Agreed, it is not about whether you get sick, nor...

Agreed, it is not about whether you get sick, nor even about whether someone you know gets sick from you. It's about the people they know and the people they know and the people they know, etc.
03-07-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,087
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I wish to thank all of you who wrote answering my...

I wish to thank all of you who wrote answering my question whether a Shimano cassette would work with my Campy rear mech. You told me that indeed it would work, so I went ahead, put a Shimano...
03-05-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 753
Posted By oFrozen

Haha, Sorry he means me, his son. We work on...

Haha, Sorry he means me, his son. We work on bikes together and just got into this hobby. Full force, totally addicted for the last year. Cheers!
03-05-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,087
Posted By jadocs

I'm running a Shimano R8000 11-28 cassette on my...

I'm running a Shimano R8000 11-28 cassette on my Colnago with Record 11. I don't have any experience running Campagnolo cassettes, but it shifts just as crisp as my trainer bike with Dura Ace...
03-03-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,084
Posted By Miele Man

TOe-clips and cleats do NOT have float. That's...

TOe-clips and cleats do NOT have float. That's why it's so important to get the right cleat position. I put my cleats onto the shoes but don't tighten them up all the way just quite snug. Then I take...
02-11-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,221
Posted By ThermionicScott

Maybe that could be the next step in Eroica...

Maybe that could be the next step in Eroica training realism: your Zwift bike set up next to an inclined treadmill for those times everyone needs to walk. :lol:
02-11-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,221
Posted By gugie

Don't worry, you'll have plenty of company!

Don't worry, you'll have plenty of company!
02-09-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,221
Posted By BFisher

I'm having memories of Cosmo Kramer on cafe...

I'm having memories of Cosmo Kramer on cafe lattes. :lol:
02-04-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,262
Posted By non-fixie

Her saddle is too low. ;)

Her saddle is too low. ;)
01-18-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,383
Posted By iab

imho, conflating a hobby and an investment will...

imho, conflating a hobby and an investment will only lead to empty pockets and sorrow whereas a hobby will only lead to empty pockets and joy.
12-20-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 891
Posted By xiaoman1

Wishing everyone a happy holiday

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!

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BEST, BEN
11-19-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,351
Posted By Mr. 66

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Grasslands and blue sky
11-19-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,351
Posted By rumrunn6

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05-30-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 42,256
Posted By TimothyH

For the sake of clarity, it isn't a track bike....

For the sake of clarity, it isn't a track bike. Track bikes don't have brakes. Mine has SRAM S900 levers, Dura Ace calipers, Koolstop pads and the frame has internal routing for the rear brake cable....
05-26-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,592
Posted By JoeyBike

I tried to have my account deleted more than 10...

I tried to have my account deleted more than 10 years ago. It's like a roach motel here, or the Hotel California. You can check in but you can't check out.

What you CAN do:

1. Just forget you...
05-20-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 42,256
Posted By Kapusta

Carbon fiber asplodes. I seen it. Nuthiní left...

Carbon fiber asplodes. I seen it. Nuthiní left but scraps of Lycra and white socks.
05-20-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 42,256
Posted By jlaw

20.0 lbs as shown. ...

20.0 lbs as shown.

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05-20-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 42,256
Posted By jlaw

Steel is real, but.. Wood is Good. ...

Steel is real, but..

Wood is Good.

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05-16-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,622
Posted By mjac

No

No, wrong again. I gave an accurate and honest description of exactly what happened. You have no right to assume what my motives were. That is you're assumption based on no logic or reasoning. Do not...
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