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Forum: Foo
06-21-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 950
Posted By tkamd73

I do, and so does the rest of my family ...

I do, and so does the rest of my family

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06-08-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,907
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I have previously posted 'response' ads pointing...

I have previously posted 'response' ads pointing out serious problems or misinformation in for-sale ads, such as a bike with obvious but not mentioned fork and frame damage from a front end...
05-27-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,488
Posted By Chuck M

That is why you want the shop you bought it from...

That is why you want the shop you bought it from to look it over. If there is damage they find from the crash, there is your documentation for the insurance claim. If they say there is no damage,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,297
Posted By johnnyace

Luddites! :D But seriously, at what point do they...

Luddites! :D But seriously, at what point do they stop being bicycles (never, I guess, if they still have two wheels)—a relatively simple, low-tech, accessible human-powered machine—and become just...
05-17-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 782
Posted By Rolla

I don't think being committed to cycling and...

I don't think being committed to cycling and "having a life" are mutually exclusive. There are plenty of hours in a day; I just try to spend a few of them on my bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,065
Posted By Chandne

If you are in the US (Leisure Lakes, FL maybe?)...

If you are in the US (Leisure Lakes, FL maybe?) I'd absolutely get the Cannondale. If something happens, you can get local dealer support, plus those Synapses are well liked and reviewed well.
05-06-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,682
Posted By Rolla

Seems like it's mostly about you making...

Seems like it's mostly about you making assumptions and judgments about people doing things they like to do.

No one owes you an explanation or cares about your approval.
05-06-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,682
Posted By smashndash

Well... you've certainly come to the right place....

Well... you've certainly come to the right place.

I'd say don't knock it until you've tried it. Riding in a big group with a bunch of strong guys (and gals) all riding very expensive bikes and...
05-06-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,682
Posted By Iride01

They just like doing something in a manner that...

They just like doing something in a manner that you don't. Not much different than anything else. Are we all supposed to act the same and do the same as each other?

Not that I don't understand...
05-06-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,682
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?
05-05-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 726
Posted By sweeks

It's called a "pick". :innocent: ...

It's called a "pick". :innocent:
Picks...
05-01-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By cxwrench

Rim 'dish' won't matter. If the wheel is in the...

Rim 'dish' won't matter. If the wheel is in the frame square and it's true that's all that matters. It could be off center to the left or right, but as long as it's true and the axle is in the...
05-01-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By 70sSanO

I have no dog in this, but I thought you took the...

I have no dog in this, but I thought you took the 4 measurements from the same point on the rim; i.e the valve stem at 9-3 and 12-6. You just rotate the wheel. This takes wheel trueness out of the...
05-01-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By cyccommute

More succinctly put then I did but essentially...

More succinctly put then I did but essentially correct. The only quibble is that it wouldn’t matter which wheel you use. The wheel is just a plane of reference. If you used a piece of cardboard, the...
05-01-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By cyccommute

Okay. Kinda. Well, now that I thing about it,...

Okay. Kinda. Well, now that I thing about it, it wonít matter. A derailer hanger tool aligns the hanger based on the distance of the arm to the top and bottom of the wheel. The distance of the...
Forum: Foo
04-24-21, 02:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 655
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, that's among my pet peeves about NPR. Too...

Yeah, that's among my pet peeves about NPR. Too many of the younger journalists begin every sentence with "So..." , lean too heavily on vocal fry, and end with rising inflection when they aren't...
04-22-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,501
Posted By Reflector Guy

I was going to say almost the same thing.... But...

I was going to say almost the same thing.... But to make it invisible, leave them black. Pink or silver or frame color cages will just call too much attention to them.
04-14-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,217
Posted By Sojodave

I rode a 75 mile ride and I had a sore knee and...

I rode a 75 mile ride and I had a sore knee and my shoulders were killing me. I went to the owners of all knowledge in the universe, strangers on Bikeforums to solve the problem. Everyone said bike...
Forum: Foo
04-10-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11,788
Views: 2,463,103
Posted By canklecat

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03-14-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By philbob57

I'd take the nut and bolt to a local hardware...

I'd take the nut and bolt to a local hardware store or LBS to find the proper nut. You'd probably spend less $ and perhaps less time, assuming you're close to a good store
Forum: Foo
03-02-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,458
Posted By Steve B.

So it seems ...

So it seems

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Forum: Foo
03-02-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,458
Posted By Iride01

We got "No Time" for that stuff!...

We got "No Time" for that stuff! <grin>
Forum: Foo
03-02-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,458
Posted By Bald Paul

Abbot and Costello - "Whos on first?"

Abbot and Costello - "Whos on first?"
Forum: Foo
03-02-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,458
Posted By Steve B.

The old farts will get this.

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Forum: Foo
02-22-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,324
Posted By Will G

Flying is a great way to see the world...

Flying is a great way to see the world differently. I've made a living flying small supersonic jets to large airliners. If you are going to fly, you could study physics, aerodynamics, and aircraft...
Forum: Foo
02-21-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,324
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Cool :thumb: I flew a glider for about 30 seconds...

Cool :thumb: I flew a glider for about 30 seconds lol. Being pulled up by another plane with a ski rope was unnerving lol.
02-08-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,910
Posted By bfaIllini

69 1/2 yrs old. Bought a 2020 Specialized Roubaix...

69 1/2 yrs old. Bought a 2020 Specialized Roubaix when moved to Boulder 2 yrs ago and realized I needed hydraulic disc brakes for all the hill/mountain descents. Went over the handlebars at 35 mph...
02-08-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,910
Posted By Johnk3

When I was about to turn 70, I decided to get a...

When I was about to turn 70, I decided to get a custom Cinelli Supercorsa. That process ended up being a nightmare. As a result, I ordered a custom Cicli Barco using Columbus XCr stainless steel...
02-06-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,910
Posted By JanMM

I got a new bike a few months ago when I was...

I got a new bike a few months ago when I was still 70! Rode it today in the upper 20's, a day after I got my 2nd covid-19 vaccination. A sore arm? No problem!
...
01-18-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,281
Posted By SpiritCyclist

Cassette Type Matters

This was mentioned already, but arm motions aside, the type of cassette/freewheel the bike is equipped with does matter quite a bit. A modern, Hyperglide-style gear cluster makes regular old friction...
01-16-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,281
Posted By HTupolev

If you think downtube shifters are dangerous,...

If you think downtube shifters are dangerous, just wait until you discover water bottles!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,964
Posted By jaxgtr

From a thread in Advocacy and Safety... sums it...

From a thread in Advocacy and Safety... sums it up perfectly.....
Forum: Foo
01-05-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9,625
Views: 1,238,184
Posted By ahsposo

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse
12-31-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,666
Posted By Wileyrat

I have to say if I was looking for a bike in that...

I have to say if I was looking for a bike in that age group, it would be steel, but as the saying goes “the heart wants what the heart wants”.

look carefully at every joint and paint scratch.
12-30-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,221
Posted By Biker395

Self-righteous schadenfreude.

Self-righteous schadenfreude.
12-30-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,221
Posted By veganbikes

Sorry would not say even this guy dying as good....

Sorry would not say even this guy dying as good. COVID-19 can take out anyone and I don't want to get it so the fewer people who die and get infected the better. There are plenty of people I truly...
12-16-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,409
Posted By Road Fan

Moisture, I also think that what you wrote is not...

Moisture, I also think that what you wrote is not a comprehensive point of view. But your title set the expectation that it is applicable to all riders on all machines. For example, riders of Raleigh...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-20, 02:19 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 9,570
Posted By Maelochs

To the OP: Say, are you new to America? Just...

To the OP: Say, are you new to America? Just arrived in the Western world? Never before seen capitalism?

Here is a sound business proposition: "Charge what the market will bear."

That means,...
12-01-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,122
Posted By Doug Fattic

I'll write in more detail the steps involved in...

I'll write in more detail the steps involved in properly aligning a steel frame that has come in for reconditioning. Of course a pro is expected to achieve a higher standard of excellence. The front...
12-01-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,122
Posted By Andy_K

Park makes a tool to check the frame alignment if...

Park makes a tool to check the frame alignment if you don't like the string method. It seems I can't even post a link to Park's page for this tool because Bike Forums doesn't like the acronym for the...
12-01-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,122
Posted By icemilkcoffee

This is yet another reminder to not tweak your...

This is yet another reminder to not tweak your frame on the garage floor. Leave that sht alone. I will never buy a frame that has been tweaked by some yahoo on his garage floor with a 2x4. Itís time...
11-30-20, 12:22 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,649
Posted By Litespud

I flatted maybe 1 mile from home. Next time Iíll...

I flatted maybe 1 mile from home. Next time Iíll bite the bullet and repair it. A mile in cleats is a pain in the arse, especially given that I couldíve fixed the flat and ridden home in less time....
11-22-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,030
Posted By 76SLT

It's good to revisit these old videos once in a...

It's good to revisit these old videos once in a while for those who are new to the forum and have never seen them before. Thanks for the link!
11-22-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,030
Posted By daka

British Cycling in 1955

I stumbled on this film clip while reading a guy's blog on his Jack Taylor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPkT0paGEnQ

Although it is a time well in the past, even for an Olde Farte (I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 01:25 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,877
Posted By aplcr0331

Do not. I repeat...DO NOT do any pulls in the...

Do not. I repeat...DO NOT do any pulls in the flats on the way to the rollers. Ever. Sit in. All youíre doing with your damn 4 W/kg is towing those climber nerds-the ones built like 7th grade...
11-17-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 608
Posted By conspiratemus1

I feel for the OP. He asks for advice and gets...

I feel for the OP. He asks for advice and gets suggestions all over the map. That's the internet, I guess. None of it is wrong, it just reflects the world-view of the advice-giver.
People who...
11-08-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,527
Posted By 10 Wheels

2010 When I was 68 y/o My First 2,000 Mile month....

2010 When I was 68 y/o My First 2,000 Mile month.
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11-08-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,527
Posted By CargoDane

I tried fishing once. Bought some gear (not...

I tried fishing once. Bought some gear (not expensive), and quickly realised that although I liked the idea of fishing, I didn't actually like fishing. I'd rather be on my bike or out rowing or...
11-08-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,527
Posted By 10 Wheels

Sell the bike and watch TV

Sell the bike and watch TV
11-06-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,662
Posted By rsbob

Now thereís a phrase I just donít see enough of...

Now thereís a phrase I just donít see enough of these days. :bike2:
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