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07-01-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 20,746
Posted By Camilo

I read somewhere and will not describe it well,...

I read somewhere and will not describe it well, I'm sure, but, concerning pop music:

Pick an age where you started enjoying pop music. For me, this is about the time the British Invasion happened...
06-30-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,264
Posted By seypat

Arrow quiver over the shoulder. You better check...

Arrow quiver over the shoulder. You better check with the local authorities first to see if hitting /shagging balls is allowed at the soccer field. It tears up the turf and is generally frowned upon....
06-23-22, 04:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 562
Posted By PeteHski

I think the Boardman bikes are actually good...

I think the Boardman bikes are actually good value for a beginner. So I think you are on the right track in that choice. So then it's really a matter of what type of riding you prefer. Drops vs...
06-23-22, 04:12 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,993
Posted By PeteHski

It's not often you see someone on BF open-minded...

It's not often you see someone on BF open-minded enough to actually try something different. Everyone running "max" pressure should at least try this experiment.
06-22-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,354
Posted By 79pmooney

This is bike forums. When somebody asks "how do...

This is bike forums. When somebody asks "how do I do this?" the standard answer is "you're wrong for wanting or needing to".
06-22-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,354
Posted By Kapusta

No, he is not. It is everyone else who is over...

No, he is not. It is everyone else who is over complicating this.

The OP wants a gear indicator. Some people like them. Pretty simple.

And rather than giving him useful suggestions, everyone is...
06-22-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,354
Posted By livedarklions

If you're at a standstill, it is literally...

If you're at a standstill, it is literally impossible to know by feel what gear you are in.
06-22-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,354
Posted By 70sSanO

There are a lot of things that seem to happen...

There are a lot of things that seem to happen when gear indicators are brought up.

First off, those who rode miles and miles with down tube shifters, or bar cons, or thumbies, subconsciously...
06-22-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 562
Posted By Waseem1985

Makes sense. In that case i think the hybrid...

Makes sense. In that case i think the hybrid would be better suited for me at this stage.

Thank you for your comments.
06-22-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 562
Posted By livedarklions

If you're just getting started, you won't know...

If you're just getting started, you won't know how you are going to develop, so it doesn't make sense to buy a bike just because you think it MIGHT be better for you later. Buy the bike that best...
06-21-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,354
Posted By cxwrench

I'll never understand why people need numbers or...

I'll never understand why people need numbers or some other indication to tell them what gear they're in. Road shifters don't have this. Mountain shifters don't have them. If you need to shift,...
06-21-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By mstateglfr

I advise you to decide what style of bike you...

I advise you to decide what style of bike you want- flat bar or drop bar before asking for suggestions on which to buy. They are fundamentally different in feel and use. One isnt better than the...
06-20-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,993
Posted By The Chemist

I used to run my tires at maximum pressure, which...

I used to run my tires at maximum pressure, which for my current 700x35 Schwalbe Marathons is 85psi. Over the weekend, however, I decided to try an experiment and drop the pressure to the recommended...
06-20-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 342
Posted By greatbasin

Rent a pickup truck or a cargo van as a second...

Rent a pickup truck or a cargo van as a second vehicle. They're only $19.95 a day in a lot of markets. If you don't have two drivers, rent something else that works for the whole shabang. For four...
06-16-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 20,746
Posted By PeteHski

I think that's the bottom line. Similar to the...

I think that's the bottom line. Similar to the conclusion these guys made when comparing 2009 vs 2021 prices

https://www.bikeradar.com/features/why-are-bikes-so-expensive/

"A second-tier...
06-16-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 20,746
Posted By BTinNYC

This. The road feel on the new CF bike is a...

This. The road feel on the new CF bike is a amazing compared to my much loved steel race bike.


Silent?
Very, except coasting on this DT Swiss hub...OMG, it sounds like a deep sea fishing reel...
06-16-22, 04:28 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 20,746
Posted By PeteHski

For a fair comparison we could compare the...

For a fair comparison we could compare the cheapest UK car to the cheapest UK bike - which is roughly £150. So about a factor of 100 cheaper.
06-15-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 20,746
Posted By tomato coupe

It's funny how often you can predict someone's...

It's funny how often you can predict someone's age, based on the year they think bike design peaked.
06-13-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,174
Posted By Rolla

People are dicks. Doesn’t matter what they ride...

People are dicks. Doesn’t matter what they ride or if they ride
06-13-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,174
Posted By freeranger

There are a-holes riding pedal powered bikes...

There are a-holes riding pedal powered bikes also. Quite a few on the local mup actually. Have had more than one close call when no notification given as they fly by. And have met riders on e-bikes...
06-13-22, 12:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 869
Posted By fords4life

You're going to have to tell us more about these...

You're going to have to tell us more about these erotica rides.....

I will gladly pay for a charity event. They are typically well sponsored and most have 100% of money earned going to an...
06-12-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 869
Posted By rsbob

Ah, the infamous underwear ride! Good for you.

Ah, the infamous underwear ride! Good for you.
06-11-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 869
Posted By urbanknight

I do charity rides if I like the route and the...

I do charity rides if I like the route and the charity. For that reason, I expect my fee to far exceed the perceived value of the drinks/snacks/support provided along the way... and I hope that those...
06-11-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,804
Posted By Mojo31

Neither. Save the coins for the better bike...

Neither. Save the coins for the better bike you’ll inevitably want.
06-11-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 869
Posted By Bald Paul

I don't mind paying a fee for a well organized...

I don't mind paying a fee for a well organized event. Route marking, SAG support, manned and stocked rest stops, and (usually) some type of post event party is great. You get to meet a lot of new...
06-10-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By mstateglfr

What do you want help with?...fit?...best...

What do you want help with?...fit?...best value?...best components overall?
They are used- value is heavily dependent on cosmetic and mechanical condition.

The Trek is an aluminum frame with...
06-09-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,622
Posted By The Chemist

I certainly wouldn't buy any bicycle that used...

I certainly wouldn't buy any bicycle that used anything other than standardized parts, given how much I enjoy tinkering and changing parts from time to time.
06-07-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,993
Posted By cxwrench

^This^ And ^this^ You're confused. ...

^This^


And ^this^

You're confused.

More confused.
06-07-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 8,106
Posted By WhyFi

Are you thinking that you won't be able to get...

Are you thinking that you won't be able to get appropriate pads, cables and rims in the future? I have absolutely no interest in rim brake bikes, but I wouldn't be concerned about keeping one running...
06-06-22, 11:29 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,828
Posted By base2

It's not necessarily the height of the seat post...

It's not necessarily the height of the seat post (thought that is a big part of the lever) as much as it is the amount of post inside the frame to counter (be equal & opposite) the forces of you...
06-06-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,828
Posted By ThermionicScott

How can you really know what the maximum seat...

How can you really know what the maximum seat height was until you break something, though? :innocent:
06-06-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,828
Posted By phughes

Why did I click? Why did I click? :crash:

Why did I click? Why did I click? :crash:
06-06-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,828
Posted By base2

Absolutely. Levers & fulcrums are indeed a...

Absolutely.
Levers & fulcrums are indeed a thing.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=b-HZ1SZPaQw
06-06-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,341
Posted By Tomm Willians

Purchase a high mileage BMW and bike parts will...

Purchase a high mileage BMW and bike parts will seem like they’re free.
06-06-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,341
Posted By Iride01

LBS doesn't charge much to install those disc...

LBS doesn't charge much to install those disc brake pads on a bike. Think about what you'd be charged by the auto dealership if you had them replace those disc brake pads on your car instead of...
05-31-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By Iride01

I bet I could get it on with no levers at all!...

I bet I could get it on with no levers at all! But I'm not willing to travel there to prove it.

The first side of the tire went on without much issue didn't it? Then the other side will also go...
05-30-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 957
Posted By 70sSanO

There is not a single product sold in California...

There is not a single product sold in California that does not have that label.

It started out as a way to clean up toxic water. It is now a blanket liability statement used by every company.
...
05-30-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 957
Posted By BlazingPedals

Are you planning on eating it?

Are you planning on eating it?
05-29-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By Iride01

For riding off road, any of them will be as good...

For riding off road, any of them will be as good as the other. Better group sets and other components will be appreciated more as you get experience. If you are just starting out, then maybe just...
05-28-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 788
Posted By MattTheHat

So much wrong with these two sentences that I...

So much wrong with these two sentences that I won’t even bother. Welcome to BF, indeed. :foo:
05-28-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 788
Posted By dedhed

$500 would cover my grocery bill for a month and...

$500 would cover my grocery bill for a month and for lots of people a good chunk of rent
05-28-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 788
Posted By _ForceD_

Is the bike stolen? I just saw a thing on FB...

Is the bike stolen? I just saw a thing on FB about a person who had their Masi stolen, then saw it advertised for sale in an online website. Told the poster they were interested, and asked if they...
05-22-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,344
Posted By MattTheHat

Keep pedaling.

Keep pedaling.
05-22-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,344
Posted By tomato coupe

"Don't waste your time on online...

"Don't waste your time on online forums."
05-20-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,175
Posted By livedarklions

Half the fun of biking is figuring out what we do...

Half the fun of biking is figuring out what we do or don't like. There's nothing wrong here either way, you don't want to futz with anything else, and I respect that. I just don't think it's...
05-10-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 802
Posted By Jeff Neese

Very practical as long as you can use the same...

Very practical as long as you can use the same gearing. I had three sets of identical wheels built, specifically for that purpose. Since the rims are the same (Sun CR18) and so is the rear cassette,...
05-10-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,039
Posted By Charlie Ky

I stopped by another small bike shop on the way...

I stopped by another small bike shop on the way to look at the Giants and they are a Specialized dealer. I took a Roll 2.0 For a spin. Shop is in a great area for a test ride as it has some fairly...
05-10-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 802
Posted By WhyFi

It's pretty practical if you're only talking...

It's pretty practical if you're only talking about two wheelsets and if you tend not to flip-flop between modes frequently.

Limiting it to two wheelsets makes things nice because it's easier to...
05-10-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 802
Posted By scottfsmith

I'm a huge fan of multiple wheel sets. I have one...

I'm a huge fan of multiple wheel sets. I have one bike (Specialized Roubaix, endurance) and use it for road (30mm Conti GP5000 S TR, Roval CLX50), gravel (35mm Conti Terra Speed, Light Bicycle WR50),...
05-10-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,039
Posted By Ironfish653

Don't get me wrong, it's a very inexpensive...

Don't get me wrong, it's a very inexpensive bike, and it definitely shows: steel handlebar, threaded headset, bolt-on freewheel rear hub, (and suspension seatposts suck, period).
It's for sure...
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