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02-25-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 875
Posted By PetePetePete

I bought the wireless Cateye. The cheapest...

I bought the wireless Cateye. The cheapest wireless one they had, $40.
02-25-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 875
Posted By 70sSanO

Not a Cateye, and not sure why I still have this,...

Not a Cateye, and not sure why I still have this, but my first bike computer from the 80's. I moved onto a Sigma Sport and initially I was disappointed having to scroll through the screens instead...
02-18-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,132
Posted By Reflector Guy

I wonder if when they said "lime" if they really...

I wonder if when they said "lime" if they really meant yellow. IE, the typical and common neon yellow "hi-vis" color we see everywhere nowadays? I've heard some people call it "lime" but to me it...
02-17-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 931
Posted By FastJake

An absurd dramatization. In reality it's like a...

An absurd dramatization. In reality it's like a Honda Civic versus a Honda Civic with slightly larger tires. Those larger tires have pros and cons.
02-17-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 931
Posted By homelessjoe

26in

26 in wheels are the most popular tire size world wide for 100 years......you also have the widest selection of tires available.....and way cheaper.........26 in wheels are stronger and lighter...
Forum: Touring
02-07-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,995
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When I have been driving a car at night and see...

When I have been driving a car at night and see people riding bikes in front of me where my headlights light up their pedal reflectors, the up and down motion of both pedals is very noticeable.
...
Forum: Touring
02-07-21, 04:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,995
Posted By djb

ya sure, me and Olivia Newton-John riding...

ya sure, me and Olivia Newton-John riding together while singing a duet of "Let's get physical, physical"
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-04-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,948
Posted By Winfried

Noticed a bit of play in the right-side pedal of...

Noticed a bit of play in the right-side pedal of my newly bought Promend PD-F57 removable pedals.

Just loosen the external bolt with a 6mm hex key, and tighten the nut underneath.
...
02-03-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By Bimmer69

Or a flat nylon washer on the rim side. the...

Or a flat nylon washer on the rim side.
the nylon will have less of a chance of cutting the tube.
02-02-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,275
Posted By prj71

The one drawback to flats is that even with the...

The one drawback to flats is that even with the best pins and super grippy shoes is that at some point along some trail your feet will come off the pedal and you will take a pedal full of pins to...
02-01-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,275
Posted By Bigbus

Seriously?...

Seriously? https://www.ramforum.com/styles/default/xenforo/smilies/burnout.gifFlat pedals limit your speed? The only time my speed is limited is when I ride up the back of other riders, and many of...
01-30-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,498
Posted By SurferRosa

And if she won't do it, I force dad, whether he's...

And if she won't do it, I force dad, whether he's sleeping or not. :p
01-29-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 925
Posted By twa

Update: Rainy day today. Took an old pair of...

Update: Rainy day today. Took an old pair of black $16 Costco trekking pants, hacked and hemmed to 18" inseam, and used the scrap material and some 3/4" Velcro to make adjustable cuff closures. ...
01-29-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 928
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Crude Bike Stand

I saw this on a youtube video, and am really quite impressed with how stupidly convenient I'm finding it - so I thought I'd share.

I often bring the bike in through the house, so I can load it or...
01-29-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,498
Posted By trailangel

My mom always washes my dirty rags.

My mom always washes my dirty rags.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By alo

Buying a $1350 bike for $1100 is not a savings of...

Buying a $1350 bike for $1100 is not a savings of 30-40%. Do your calculations.

I would be wary of buying a used bike for nearly as much as a new bike.
Forum: Touring
01-21-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,295
Posted By robow

When we say semi-freestanding, don't we mean that...

When we say semi-freestanding, don't we mean that you have to stake out at least a portion of the tent to maximize the available floor space where as with freestanding tents it's not really...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,505
Posted By gif4445

I raced in 2019 and used motels for all but one...

I raced in 2019 and used motels for all but one night. Probably the only useful help I can give you is to share the struggle I had (have) with selecting the correct approach. Motel or camp? Motels...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-17-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3,952
Views: 775,277
Posted By bugly64

Finally

I have wanted to be part of this group for a long while; now I am officially a part.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50847589357_1b0d3f9a00_k.jpg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-12-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,175
Posted By velojym

Boredom can be a great motivator. :D I got...

Boredom can be a great motivator. :D

I got the Fit together (after wrapping up the Fire Mountain), and just finished wrapping the bars a few minutes ago. It did occur to me that, after a few...
01-12-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,112
Posted By bikebikebike

ebikers (with any sense) consider lithium...

ebikers (with any sense) consider lithium batteries firebombs that can store electricity.
What could possibly go wrong?
Uh, Sony? Uh ,Samsung?
Get name brand bats from someplace that can vet for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 38,379
Posted By velojym

I didn't go super light on the rigid fork, but I...

I didn't go super light on the rigid fork, but I much prefer the handling over the old/cheap/heavy stock fork. This is as 'road' as this bike is gonna go for a while, as I'm building up a Fit frame...
01-07-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By Retro Grouch

I'm the opposoite. Given the choice, I'd rather...

I'm the opposoite. Given the choice, I'd rather risk stretching a slightly undersize inner tube than risk folding or pinching a slightly oversize innertube.

In the interest of full disclosure,...
01-03-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,862
Posted By rydabent

Not only do they keep dirt off the threads your...

Not only do they keep dirt off the threads your pump head uses, it keeps dirt from getting into the valve and causing leaks.
01-01-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,732
Posted By alandmor

I've found this technique from YouTube eliminates...

I've found this technique from YouTube eliminates the need for and air compressor or large volume pump. YMMV:...
12-30-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,571
Posted By chaadster

I wouldn’t consider 6 cyclists with rowing...

I wouldn’t consider 6 cyclists with rowing backgrounds statistically significant.
12-15-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 778
Posted By ARider2

You did not mention whether your new bike will...

You did not mention whether your new bike will have hydraulic or cable disc brakes. If they are hydraulic some manufacturers recommend not laying it on its side. Chances are it will not cause issues...
12-09-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,865
Posted By Bassmanbob

I was on a weekend group ride when we pulled up...

I was on a weekend group ride when we pulled up to a red light. Next to us were a few bikers also waiting for the light to turn green. I looked over and yelled, "Let's rumble!" They were cool;...
12-05-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,865
Posted By indyfabz

An oldie but goodie. NSFW! ...

An oldie but goodie. NSFW!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hgCqz3l33kU
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-26-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,927
Posted By tds101

Oh HECK NO!!! Those are a pain. Schrader valves...

Oh HECK NO!!! Those are a pain. Schrader valves are easier to use. All you need to do to use a presta valve is put an adapter into the rim. Presta are a no-go,... :roflmao2:
11-22-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,969
Posted By sarhog

The astute observer will see that I’m using a...

The astute observer will see that I’m using a cutting board clamped by my bike maintenance stand. :winter:

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-18-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,304
Posted By keithdavis2

Well the hummer you see weighed 8lbs when it was...

Well the hummer you see weighed 8lbs when it was stripped of all the heavy low quality junk that comes on the bike. I love Montague bikes! However, they have always been about the folding and not...
11-16-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,692
Posted By StanSeven

Too many insults and people wanting to argue now....

Too many insults and people wanting to argue now. Bike Forums rules say treat others with respect. If you disagree, post replies with respect and courtesy. But insults aren’t allowed. Infractions...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-15-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,304
Posted By keithdavis2

Montague is a great option. I have three of these...

Montague is a great option. I have three of these bike and they can take any and all standard bike components. I have customized all three and one of them into a road bike....
11-12-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,887
Posted By TiHabanero

Since 1982 I have worked in a bike shop, and...

Since 1982 I have worked in a bike shop, and outside of a batch of faulty tubes from Specialized around 2011-12 (about 600 were received with a 10% failure rate at our shops) defective tubes are a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-11-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,927
Posted By Pinigis

ask and you shall receive. ...

ask and you shall receive.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1334x750/bc9bae83_6e99_4174_9271_71a529bc6c89_498255446aba853f6936079702ffe18cb936f7d9.png
Forum: Touring
11-06-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,987
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I use a rain cover in cool to cold weather for...

I use a rain cover in cool to cold weather for that reason. I spent a month in Iceland a few years ago, I never took my rain cover off of my helmet for the entire trip.

My second photo above in...
Forum: Touring
11-06-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,987
Posted By CargoDane

I prefer hoods. But maybe I use them a tad...

I prefer hoods. But maybe I use them a tad differently than most people.

As most of you, I too find it difficult to turn my head with a hood on and actually see anything but the hood inner, but I...
Forum: Touring
11-06-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,987
Posted By balto charlie

I am not Doug but I don't like hoods. My wind...

I am not Doug but I don't like hoods. My wind jacket has one and I tie it in a knot when I use for cycling. It flaps all over the place when not wearing and blocks my views when looking over my...
Forum: Touring
11-05-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,987
Posted By Doug64

I don't like them for riding, but that is just a...

I don't like them for riding, but that is just a personal preference. I think hoods can interfere with peripheral vision. My left eye has some damage which makes it hard for me to see over my left...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-20, 04:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By oranabana

Finally seems to be on its way - the bike frame....

Finally seems to be on its way - the bike frame. So I went ahead and started ordering parts. So far I found a local bike shop with a good selection and staff that seems helpful. But I already ordered...
Forum: Touring
11-04-20, 03:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By Darth Lefty

Your fork shouldn’t leak air. My fork still has...

Your fork shouldn’t leak air. My fork still has 2.5 year old air in it. If it does leak it won’t be something slow. It’s not like a tire. It would need a rebuild.

If it collapses you can lock out...
11-03-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,977
Posted By Mulberry20

Proponents of tubeless "technology" suffer from...

Proponents of tubeless "technology" suffer from cognitive dissonance. It is a common behavior so those suffering shouldn't be embarrassed by it. For a technology to be truly disruptive it has to pass...
10-31-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,622
Posted By GlennR

New York State DOT commercial ...

New York State DOT commercial
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsVhdUv409s
10-30-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,926
Posted By Koyote

If I was wearing that, I would feel compelled to...

If I was wearing that, I would feel compelled to climb off my bike and help out every time I came upon a road construction crew.
10-30-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,926
Posted By Cougrrcj

IF I'm not wearing a hi-vis yellow or orange...

IF I'm not wearing a hi-vis yellow or orange wicking/performance T-shirt (sorry guys, I don't wear cycling jerseys - tried 'em multiple times, and don't like 'em), I'll put the cheap safety hi-vis...
10-28-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By shelbyfv

Seems as if they drilled the inner wall larger to...

Seems as if they drilled the inner wall larger to allow the rubber shoulder on the valve to sit in the hole rather than ride above it (or below, depending on perspective.) Cool video, never knew...
10-28-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By joeruge

I've watched the video you posted. I can't see...

I've watched the video you posted. I can't see that drilling the larger hole all the way through would make putting the new valve in impossible. It would still work, bit I think they are suggesting a...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,478
Posted By Papa Tom

Nah, not on MY commute. And even if some don't...

Nah, not on MY commute. And even if some don't see the mirror at first, they HAVE to figure it out when they see me waving them on to pass without even turning my head. In THAT case, it wouldn't...
Forum: Touring
10-21-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,617
Posted By andrewclaus

Here's a link...

Here's a link (https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=1&doc_id=10115&v=7v) to my journal from my last multi-month bike tour: The first few pages talk about gear and style. I've gotten lighter packs...
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