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01-26-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 539
Posted By Firewire

Thanks for the replies, I kind of understand now...

Thanks for the replies, I kind of understand now how it works
01-26-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 539
Posted By veganbikes

You got a bike, you should be happy you got one....

You got a bike, you should be happy you got one. Bikes and parts are quite hard to get right now. You purchased the bike, keep the bike, ride the bike, enjoy the bike. The minor differences are not...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 894
Posted By Hiro11

Meanwhile, I spent ridiculous, indefensible $120...

Meanwhile, I spent ridiculous, indefensible $120 on a set of King Cage titanium cages for one of my bikes. It turns out they're probably my favorite cages ever and are worth every penny.
01-25-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 730
Posted By Koyote

So, to recap: you were running a stop sign, your...

So, to recap: you were running a stop sign, your bike is so poorly tuned that the bike was "upshifting on its own," and apparently you had no rear tire, since you "felt the rear rim chatter against...
01-25-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 730
Posted By indyfabz

Is there a prize for starting the most threads in...

Is there a prize for starting the most threads in General this month?
01-25-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 730
Posted By hazetguy

Such things happen when you crank it up to 400...

Such things happen when you crank it up to 400 watts.
01-21-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 892
Posted By mr_bill

For those who didn't watch, bottom line: ...

For those who didn't watch, bottom line:

Click-bait: A chipped e-bike may be wicked dangerous.
Also: Idiots may be wicked dangerous.

-mr. bill
01-18-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,477
Posted By Camilo

I just can't imagine being that brand loyal (or...

I just can't imagine being that brand loyal (or tunnel-visioned). What's special about Trek that would preclude considering other bikes? I get it if the best bike shop that is reasonably accessible...
01-15-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,503
Posted By Koyote

"Anecdotal observation" does not equal...

"Anecdotal observation" does not equal "fact."
01-15-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,503
Posted By indyfabz

Maybe where you live. Not where I live. Got...

Maybe where you live. Not where I live.

Got any credible source to support your ďseemsĒ? 🧦
01-15-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,503
Posted By shelbyfv

:50:

:50:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,301
Posted By tomato coupe

Damn, I had a feeling Heather was cheatin' on me.

Damn, I had a feeling Heather was cheatin' on me.
01-09-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,817
Posted By big john

Why would anyone find the topic of sleep...

Why would anyone find the topic of sleep embarrassing?
01-08-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,063
Posted By phughes

Zombie thread resurrected by a newbie who posted...

Zombie thread resurrected by a newbie who posted a very odd comment. I don't even know what the comment is supposed to refer to, or mean.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,678
Posted By topflightpro

I doubt you're flexing anything on the bike. And...

I doubt you're flexing anything on the bike. And at that cadence, I'm curious as to how you can isolate the springiness to be coming at the bottom of the pedal stroke? At 120 rpms, you're bottoming...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,930
Posted By Mojo31

The EEOC issues a right to sue letter in...

The EEOC issues a right to sue letter in virtually all cases. It means they did not find enough for the government to act on it, but if the claimant wants to sue they can. Nothing should be taken...
12-26-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,643
Posted By HD3andMe

This thread is funny, because it's so odd. ...

This thread is funny, because it's so odd.

You going on and on about something as mundane as taking your foot off a pedal, that is.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,930
Posted By tomato coupe

Alleged discrimination lawsuits are a...

Alleged discrimination lawsuits are a dime-a-dozen. Some are valid, some are not. What's the point of this thread?
12-26-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,932
Posted By Retro Grouch

How thin can you slice the baloney? How many...

How thin can you slice the baloney?

How many different road component groups is Shimano making today? They all work okay, the more expensive ones are just a little bit nicer an all ways.....
12-25-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,643
Posted By wolfchild

Arguing and debating about such a trivial...

Arguing and debating about such a trivial irrelevant thing is a great way to end an old year...Seriously it doesn't matter, there is no right or wrong here.
12-20-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,580
Posted By phughes

And the number one way to get rid of drafters:...

And the number one way to get rid of drafters: Move to Canada.:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,721
Posted By tomato coupe

You just flunked Economics 201.

You just flunked Economics 201.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,721
Posted By WhyFi

It's good to see that you've moved goalposts...

It's good to see that you've moved goalposts since it was shown that you were wrong on your prior "point."
12-18-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,580
Posted By mr_pedro

One thing is for sure, your emotional response is...

One thing is for sure, your emotional response is not letting you think clearly.
My comment did not contain a value judgement.
12-16-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,580
Posted By jadocs

You say he was considerably slower....you passed...

You say he was considerably slower....you passed him....then decide to pull over on the side of the road....waited for a considerable amount of time (a few minutes) to let him pass.....why? None of...
12-14-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,580
Posted By aplcr0331

I'll take, "things that never happened" for $600...

I'll take, "things that never happened" for $600 Alex.
...
12-14-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,580
Posted By burnthesheep

Easy, math. Given their forward progress if you...

Easy, math. Given their forward progress if you simply u-turn for a couple minutes and then u-turn again.......they're a mile away.

Done. This has been on this forum a lot. No need to even...
12-14-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,580
Posted By Koyote

Turn around and tell the person, "Please don't...

Turn around and tell the person, "Please don't draft me. Back off."

What next? Will you need help tying your shoes?
12-14-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,580
Posted By Reflector Guy

He started out considerably slower than you, but...

He started out considerably slower than you, but he gained so much from the hole you punched through the wind, that he suddenly became able to keep pace with you?

That's some serious drafting!
12-12-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,230
Posted By praise dakinis

Ok! Very strong responses here, point taken. Iíve...

Ok! Very strong responses here, point taken. Iíve seen other threads where people speak about drilling routing holes in bars for these purposes, but they must not be aluminum bars (steel I guess?)....
12-12-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,230
Posted By Paul Barnard

I like to drag my shoe on my tire to slow down. ...

I like to drag my shoe on my tire to slow down. That eliminates the mechanical complexities of brakes, the weight and the expense. Maybe we should start a thread on which shoes our learned riders...
12-02-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,829
Posted By HD3andMe

Cool. Who decides who is part of your "we"...

Cool.

Who decides who is part of your "we" club? (not that I'm interested in joining a club full of fragile folks)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,673
Posted By asgelle

How will we survive?

How will we survive?
11-29-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,447
Posted By RiceAWay

I am presently 76 and have had just about every...

I am presently 76 and have had just about every good bike that was made at one time or another. Older steel bikes are as good as anything on the road if you are a sports rider. Also 8 or 9 speed...
11-29-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,447
Posted By Chuckles1

1981 Raleigh Super Grand Prix. Sorry, no pics....

1981 Raleigh Super Grand Prix. Sorry, no pics. It's on a magnetic trainer downstairs in an exercise room too small to get far enough back for a picture. Two x Six speed non- indexed shifting. Nothing...
11-29-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,225
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I'm happy to put in a plug for Black Mountain...

I'm happy to put in a plug for Black Mountain Cycles. Something like the Road+ would seem to fit the OP's needs. Frames are well thought out, quality is good, and Mike Varley is easy to work with.
I...
11-27-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,225
Posted By veganbikes

The OP scoffed at someone suggesting some a...

The OP scoffed at someone suggesting some a little more expensive when he said expensive is fine.

Deschutes is not a brand, Co-Motion is the brand and if you are calling them "fluffy" you must be...
11-26-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,225
Posted By Pop N Wood

LOL, you need to be careful on this site. ...

LOL, you need to be careful on this site.

And just like the word "expensive", even relaxed comfort bikes are not overly upright. To get a bike more upright consider a riser stem and/or a wrap back...
11-25-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,225
Posted By ImTheDecider

Well, when I said expensive I meant like a few...

Well, when I said expensive I meant like a few thousand, not like $9,000. At the end of the day, Iím just cruising around with my family or to the donut shop, or doing 10-15 mile exercise rides.
11-23-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,453
Posted By tomato coupe

Here we go again ... the total newbie telling...

Here we go again ... the total newbie telling everyone else how cycling works. Give it a rest, please.
11-23-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,453
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Timely review, only 30 years late. what...

Timely review, only 30 years late.

what other 1980 technology is not so great these days? I heard the Commodore 64 has problems with 4k displays. A review should be done.
11-22-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,923
Posted By 70sSanO

This thread has nothing to do with pedals. As...

This thread has nothing to do with pedals. As others have noted it has to do with balance.

Pretty simple exercise for everyone. Unclip, pull off, or just otherwise remove your foot off your normal...
11-21-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,829
Posted By boilermaker1

The dictionary says one who rides a cycle is a...

The dictionary says one who rides a cycle is a cyclist. And that's that.
11-21-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,829
Posted By Reynolds

Truly Serious Cyclists know their bodies so well...

Truly Serious Cyclists know their bodies so well that they train by perceveid exertion.
11-21-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,829
Posted By CargoDane

Nah, those people aren't "serious cyclists"....

Nah, those people aren't "serious cyclists". They're "serious trainers" who need "serious equipment" to show themselves and their fellow exercisers how "serious" they train. And nothing can get in...
11-21-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,829
Posted By wolfchild

The subject of what makes a person a cyclist has...

The subject of what makes a person a cyclist has been beaten to death, then resurrected and beaten to death again, then resurrected again and beaten to death all over again..............
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-21-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,069
Posted By tds101

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x877/20201107_170109_hdr_bac100d29814137021f72f8eaece39dd5a6db951.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,055
Posted By joesch

Depends as ebay makes prices global but regional...

Depends as ebay makes prices global but regional buyers value bikes differently and maybe able take advantage of buying via Craigs List, etc and avoid shipping. I really dont consult BBB as a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,295
Posted By Columnshift

To install the hitch Iím told required to remove...

To install the hitch Iím told required to remove entire bumper

I can look at non Subaru
w 1 inch receiver I think
thats all thatís necessary
Iíll check
this is why I came to this forum

also...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,295
Posted By Columnshift

You may be right hitch install about $800 ...

You may be right
hitch install about $800
biggest issue bike shops 2 hours away that have any to test drive
ill try one thatís why looking for low cost or free returns
my friend had one In...
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