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Forum: Commuting
02-18-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,110
Posted By noglider

You should replace your chain when it is...

You should replace your chain when it is elongated. There is no way to know how many miles that takes because it depends heavily on riding conditions and the cleanliness of your chain. If you ride...
02-17-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,460
Posted By Troul

Option for: "No, they just are not aesthetically...

Option for: "No, they just are not aesthetically pleasing" ???

I give this thread 2 Stars, wouldn't recommend.
02-17-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,460
Posted By 70sSanO

You are missing a category... Had a Brooks...

You are missing a category...

Had a Brooks saddle. Liked it, but moved on. No regrets.

I rode a Brooks Team Pro for 25 years. After getting into mountain bikes, I liked the saddle I used on...
02-17-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,460
Posted By chaadster

Flawed poll. No option for those who had one but...

Flawed poll. No option for those who had one but don’t have one now because they were indifferent, found it silly, or found it pointless for the extra work required and excessive weight.

I had a...
12-09-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,924
Posted By jaxgtr

If you have a caulk gun with a little hole in the...

If you have a caulk gun with a little hole in the handle like this one, you can use that to cut the tube of caulk, thus you dont need a knife to open the caulk....

...
11-30-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,955
Posted By ARider2

If it's only flat on the bottom I will ride it...

If it's only flat on the bottom I will ride it home.
11-25-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,805
Posted By cyccommute

Like toilet paper, maybe you should use the...

Like toilet paper, maybe you should use the brakes a little more sparingly:rolleyes:

I’ve done 13,500 miles since 2015...3500 on disc equipped bikes...but I can’t recall changing a pad of any...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-20, 12:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,780
Posted By yamsyamsyams

I’ve 2 pairs of PI ones - regular and pro. Both...

I’ve 2 pairs of PI ones - regular and pro. Both versions worked fine with my SPD cleats as well as my SPD-SL. They lasted bith about 5 years before showing rips on the bottom.

I also recently...
11-09-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,030
Posted By MinnMan

A couple of comments to the OP. 1. As has...

A couple of comments to the OP.

1. As has been said already, this is mostly a balance issue, not a pedal system issue. A few times - maybe 3 or 4 in 10 years, when coming to a stop I had my...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,780
Posted By chas58

huh. I've used Perl Izumis for years. Big...

huh. I've used Perl Izumis for years. Big opening, worked well for me. Just ordered another pair.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 04:01 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,263
Posted By datlas

This. You can dress for the cold. It’s unsafe...

This. You can dress for the cold. It’s unsafe road conditions that make me skip a ride.
10-14-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,597
Posted By Marcus_Ti

PIs work well IMHO at least with SPDs and...

PIs work well IMHO at least with SPDs and Giro/Shiman/SIDI shoes I've tried
10-14-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,446
Posted By Ghazmh

I always ride with blinking and or solid lights...

I always ride with blinking and or solid lights so I don’t rely on my apparel to make me visible. I wear whatever I feel like. Orange and black one day, grey another and sometimes I’ll dress like its...
10-14-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,446
Posted By Koyote

Stick a couple bright lights on your bike and it...

Stick a couple bright lights on your bike and it doesn't matter what color clothes you are wearing.
09-27-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,609
Posted By Kabuki12

Since COVID I have been doing only roadside or...

Since COVID I have been doing only roadside or bike “lanes” instead of the nice bike paths that are in our area. I found the bike paths and MUP’s are congested with very little room for cyclists . I...
09-06-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,619
Posted By fietsbob

A handlebar bag.

A handlebar bag.
07-21-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,868
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I didn't do my birthday ride on my b-day. I...

I didn't do my birthday ride on my b-day. I figure plus or minus a week is close enough. :)
07-09-20, 04:46 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,164
Posted By OldTryGuy

Thanks OP and I will continue to use the blinking...

Thanks OP and I will continue to use the blinking lights Day and Night because my primary concern is for MYSELF AND MY SAFETY. Guess that's being a bit SELF ABSORBED and an ALL ABOUT ME but when I am...
06-21-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,623
Posted By Camilo

To me, if it was powered "without moving his...

To me, if it was powered "without moving his legs", it's not an e-bike, but an e-motorcycle. An e-bike, to me assists pedaling, not substitute for it. I'm a big fan of e-bikes, but don't believe...
06-16-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,623
Posted By FlMTNdude

I wish any "e-bike" equipped with a throttle...

I wish any "e-bike" equipped with a throttle would be labeled something else. In and of themselves, the e-bike concept is great. If one has a physical disability, or elderly, why not. Otherwise, it...
06-14-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By Miele Man

Here's an image of a 6-speed Uniglide cassette I...

Here's an image of a 6-speed Uniglide cassette I took off a wheel. When I took it off the cogs were a black/brown colour from the buildup of the grunge on them. Being able to take that cassette apart...
05-31-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,672
Posted By OldTryGuy

"Problems getting on & off bike, age 70.5 yrs...

"Problems getting on & off bike, age 70.5 yrs young!"

Sounds like the brain is writing a check the body can't cash. My next birthday is in JULY and I will be 70 years OLD and proud of it. Been...
05-10-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By ThermionicScott

I can't stand the "analog bike"/"digital bike"...

I can't stand the "analog bike"/"digital bike" terminology. A vintage bike could potentially have more digital technology hung on it than an electric-assist bike.
05-03-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,394
Posted By August West

I still have some hair but it is now at a #1...

I still have some hair but it is now at a #1 clipper guard COVID-19 special length (⅛") so it is next to nothing. But I've worn Headsweats under my helmet for years to keep the sweat out of my eyes...
05-02-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,811
Posted By linberl

Part of an e-bike's value is mental. While you...

Part of an e-bike's value is mental. While you might think, with an analog bike, I don't have the energy to ride today...or my (fill in the blank) hurts so I'll skip today's ride...or there's too...
05-02-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,811
Posted By fooferdoggie

I find it worth it with my poor heath it has...

I find it worth it with my poor heath it has made bike riding fun again. as I get healthier I tend to ride the roads at around 22mph as I got better I could drop the assist from max to down one...
04-29-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,546
Posted By Wildwood

Speed is not my friend. If a group wants to...

Speed is not my friend.
If a group wants to ride faster than 20+mph and frowns upon us old guys sucking wheels, then I cork out - if on a double geared for mountains/long steep hills. One has to...
04-17-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 10,639
Posted By Kapusta

Buying something and then selling it for more...

Buying something and then selling it for more money.

Pretty sneaky. Thank goodness we don’t have businesses set up around this model.
04-16-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 10,639
Posted By Koyote

As an economics professor, I am accustomed to...

As an economics professor, I am accustomed to reading essays which demonstrate no understanding of...economics. But this one really deserves some kind of award.
04-16-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 10,639
Posted By 308jerry

Socialism much? Seriously? I've gotten real...

Socialism much? Seriously?
I've gotten real sour on the number of BF members who act like they've been violated in some way and think there ought to be a new law. I understand you didn't verbalize...
04-16-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 10,639
Posted By Tony P.

As someone soon to be 72, I think I found a new...

As someone soon to be 72, I think I found a new business only seniors can do. I'll buy something cheap, sell it for more and keep the profit. What a unique idea but why didn't someone think of that...
03-02-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 918
Posted By ramzilla

My rule of thumb for all tire sizes: one week.

My rule of thumb for all tire sizes: one week.
09-23-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,189
Posted By rhm

Standover is a quick and dirty measurement that...

Standover is a quick and dirty measurement that gets a rider to approximately the right size bike frame. If you can't stand over the top tube, the bike is definitely too big for you. If you can just...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,424
Posted By CharlieFree

Though I don't own an e-bike, from what others...

Though I don't own an e-bike, from what others tell me pedal assist is nothing like a motorcycle. you still get your blood moving; you just go a little faster and farther. My bike mechanic happily...
04-02-18, 05:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,207
Posted By TimothyH

I've been riding for 45 years and never once used...

I've been riding for 45 years and never once used talc or powder on bike parts.

It seems better suited to personal comfort après le vélo.


-Tim-
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