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07-22-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 904
Posted By subgrade

^^^ When commuting in the city, traffic lights...

^^^ When commuting in the city, traffic lights are what influence the time spent the most. For instance, I have 17 traffic lights on my daily route, and the time spent at red lights, including...
07-11-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,006
Posted By jlmonte

Ironfish653 From Sunday school lessons to...

Ironfish653

From Sunday school lessons to living with protests that seek restitutions for actions of the past, do we really know right from wrong?

Softride stem or bell bottom slacks, both are...
07-10-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,006
Posted By Reynolds

Maybe no bike is wrong, but some aren't totally...

Maybe no bike is wrong, but some aren't totally right either...


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07-10-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,006
Posted By krecik

There's no argument, he just did a "roast my...

There's no argument, he just did a "roast my bike" thread... :p
07-10-20, 01:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,006
Posted By canklecat

The only thing wrong with that bike is it needs...

The only thing wrong with that bike is it needs North Roads or albatross bars, flipped path racer style. Although it would need a longer stem. Other than that, that bike is the right kinda wrong.
07-08-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,006
Posted By ofajen

You just can’t see them. Actually they are drop...

You just can’t see them. Actually they are drop bars, but drop bars are an illusion for most.

Otto
07-08-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,006
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I suspected that, once I saw the "Bridgestone"...

I suspected that, once I saw the "Bridgestone" decal on the down tube. Nice bike, for sure.
07-08-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,006
Posted By GeezyRider

All of my bikes are favorites and every single...

All of my bikes are favorites and every single one of them is 'wrong'. :thumb:
07-06-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,569
Posted By 79pmooney

Yup. Actually in sprints, you don't think about...

Yup. Actually in sprints, you don't think about it, you just use what you've got. But I've favored my big thigh muscles and concentrated on the rest of the stroke (back, up and across the top) while...
07-06-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,665
Posted By ljsense

It's a good question. Maybe someone will...

It's a good question.

Maybe someone will come along with better history on this than I have, but I think you should look at the early days of mountain biking and those clunkers of Marin County and...
06-30-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,569
Posted By livedarklions

I agree this is a pointless argument, but I come...

I agree this is a pointless argument, but I come at it from the opposite side--I literally can't use clipless because of a congenital defect in my right ankle. I should probably qualify that--I won't...
06-30-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,569
Posted By Jimmy Wisdom

Disagree with this. I've commuted for years with...

Disagree with this. I've commuted for years with clipless pedals and very much appreciate their utility and confidence they instill when i ride in all conditions, even on a simple five mile ride to...
06-29-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 12,899
Posted By Leinster

Isn't there a scale/progress chart there? ...

Isn't there a scale/progress chart there?

Kids bike/$99 Big Box bike - cheap steel
Higher end Big Box Bike/low end bike shop bike - Aluminium, some CrMo
Mid-range mass-produced enthusiast bike -...
06-26-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,105
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

So Young Spadoni drops by today. I tell him what...

So Young Spadoni drops by today. I tell him what sage advice the denizens of BF offered on his next bike and showed him a couple bikes on CL that he could consider when he was ready to buy a new...
06-15-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 12,610
Posted By Darth Lefty

Cannondale themselves didn’t seem to get the memo...

Cannondale themselves didn’t seem to get the memo about compliance until the late 90s. Prior to that it was all about lighter, stiffer. During the 2000’s they made a lot of changes to the back...
06-07-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 888
Posted By livedarklions

There was a remarkably silly thread about a year...

There was a remarkably silly thread about a year ago where a guy predicted dt shifters were about to stage a comeback.

People seemed to fall into four camps. A very small number were familiar...
06-03-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,856
Posted By mihlbach

I will occasionally use the sidewalk when its the...

I will occasionally use the sidewalk when its the best option for an otherwise bicycle unfriendly situation. A typical scenario would be for me to avoid a short section of very busy road by using a...
06-01-20, 03:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 886
Posted By dabac

The easiest way to an SS is to stop shifting. ...

The easiest way to an SS is to stop shifting.
derailer gear bikes are meant to derail. Removing derailers and keeping it reliable usually means adding other bits and pieces to keep the chain...
05-30-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,335
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Sorry to dig up a zombie thread, but you are...

Sorry to dig up a zombie thread, but you are mistaken.

Wider tires at the same pressure as narrower tires will deflect more easily because of the larger volume of air inside the tire, so will be...
05-28-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 878
Posted By Litespud

I found that even a few weeks of yoga...

I found that even a few weeks of yoga significantly improved my comfort in the drops
05-27-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By bruce19

Get rid of a bike? It does not compute.

Get rid of a bike? It does not compute.
05-27-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By CAT7RDR

The bike you ride the most is the most versatile.

The bike you ride the most is the most versatile.
05-26-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,539
Posted By John_V

I signed up for most of my charity rides at the...

I signed up for most of my charity rides at the beginning of the year or when the rides are first posted. This year, I signed up for three prior to the CV-19 cancellations. Each of the ride promoters...
05-25-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,036
Posted By ramzilla

I found this bike chained to a utility pole on my...

I found this bike chained to a utility pole on my bike ride last Sunday. It had a sign that said "make offer" with a phone number. A couple days later, I texted an offer of $50. The response was OK....
05-25-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,955
Posted By indyfabz

You could slam your stem, but you’d still be a...

You could slam your stem, but you’d still be a Fred. Embrace your lot in life.
05-25-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 995
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Agreed... I think many of us are complete...

Agreed... I think many of us are complete hypocrites in this respect. We're willing to pay thousands for a bicycle but get mad when each part of the bicycle costs more than $20. I'm totally in that...
05-24-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,715
Posted By Camilo

That's your criterion for being a "cyclist"?...

That's your criterion for being a "cyclist"? Interesting.

For what it's worth, I've been an REI member since 1973, the days of only one or two stores nation-wide and paper mail order catalogs. I...
05-24-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,518
Posted By indyfabz

I use a cable and u-lock combo when I commute in...

I use a cable and u-lock combo when I commute in the big city in order to secure the frame and both wheels.

I use a light cable lock when I tour. Not going to carry a heavy u-lock, and it would...
05-24-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 793
Posted By mstateglfr

often times yes, but for stems I don't think so. ...

often times yes, but for stems I don't think so.

A Kalloy Uno 7 stem on ebay only costs $25 and is lighter than any other stem ive seen. They are 4 bolt, well finished, light, and inexpensive. ...
05-22-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,715
Posted By JW in AK

So what you're saying is you've never actually...

So what you're saying is you've never actually been inside of an REI.
05-22-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,094
Posted By Lemond1985

I would really like to know whether he's talking...

I would really like to know whether he's talking about regular SPD's or the SPD-SL's. But OP is MIA, and people are falling all over each other to try to help. Soon the arguments between the various...
05-17-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 999
Posted By rosefarts

Added 15 lbs to my training rides

Almost all my base mileage is with my kids. I would have added the little one sooner but I didn't trust the toddler not to beat on him for a while.

Two typical bike path loops are 18 and 26 miles....
05-13-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,025
Posted By Lemond1985

My Battaglin has some of the tightest geometry I...

My Battaglin has some of the tightest geometry I have ever seen, and there's no way you'd ever be able to fit anything larger than a 23 mm tire in the back, you'd hit the seat tube! It's got vertical...
05-11-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,025
Posted By Kapusta

Sheldon's note at the bottom about many people...

Sheldon's note at the bottom about many people exceeding those recommendations is quite the understatement. Before rim widths caught up, mountain bikers were blowing the doors off those recs with no...
05-11-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,374
Posted By alcjphil

Anybody remember the Kirk Precision cast...

Anybody remember the Kirk Precision cast magnesium bicycle?
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05-08-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By 70sSanO

Yes and no. It is more generous for a hybrid than...

Yes and no. It is more generous for a hybrid than more aggressive riding. That said, I would never not run a tire because of some chart. You need to ask those who ride in the real world.

Case in...
05-06-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By desconhecido

In late summer 1997, Cannondale bare frames....

In late summer 1997, Cannondale bare frames. without forks, were available for sale and I bought one. Don't recall the price but the frames were being discounted pretty well at the time. My...
05-06-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By dedhed

ANY 6-7-8 speed chain will be fine

ANY 6-7-8 speed chain will be fine
04-12-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By zenmonkey

Actually, as unaesthetic as these are, they were...

Actually, as unaesthetic as these are, they were generally well ridden. Look at this one - it's far from NOS.
04-10-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,947
Posted By badger1

Remarkable, isn't it? Even by the very low...

Remarkable, isn't it? Even by the very low standards of teh Biek Forms, one is tempted to paraphrase: never, in the history of humankind, has so much been said, and with so much vitriol, about...
04-09-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 241,127
Posted By Lemond1985

1988 SR500 Criterium Series. Originally had the...

1988 SR500 Criterium Series. Originally had the “Blueberry” paint job, but I got tired of the silver steel fork (polished and clearcoated) not matching the blue paint on the rest of the frame. The...
04-09-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,947
Posted By Ferrouscious

You're working pretty hard to sell me this...

You're working pretty hard to sell me this jacket. I already have a rain jacket. I wear it when it rains. It works good.
04-08-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,035
Posted By livedarklions

Of course try adjusting it first, which really...

Of course try adjusting it first, which really isn't rocket science. But if it's hurting you right away once it's been adjusted (which I have definitely seen people experience), it's a throw away. ...
04-08-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

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04-06-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 917
Posted By woodcraft

Ride it. A scuff and a torn knob? So what.

Ride it.

A scuff and a torn knob? So what.
04-05-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By DMC707

Depends on how "old school" you go back the...

Depends on how "old school" you go back

the new mtb's with the slacker angles are made for higher speed more aggro riding and a lot of these are taking design cues from downhill technology more so...
04-04-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 978
Posted By bikemig

Not a big deal. There are a lot of threads on...

Not a big deal. There are a lot of threads on this. The bottom line is get a 27 inch tire with a steel bead and don't run it much above say 75 PSI. Panaracers tend to be the go to tire since they...
04-01-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,421
Posted By Designmindz

Hey Guys, thank you for the informative replies,...

Hey Guys, thank you for the informative replies, you have given me quite a bit to think about. I started my new job today (where I plan to commute on the bike), and I paid careful attention to the...
04-01-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 905
Posted By tkamd73

There is no shortage of vintage freewheels, I got...

There is no shortage of vintage freewheels, I got a bunch of them sitting in boxes, but they aren’t cheap, and other then esthetics, see no reason to use one in any of my builds, mainly because I...
03-30-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,575
Posted By njkayaker

I'm amazed you asked a question without providing...

I'm amazed you asked a question without providing sufficient information and you keep complaining that you aren't getting the answer you want.

I'm amazed that you keep expecting people to change...
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