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06-18-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 672
Posted By pbass

I actually just got a helmet-mounted light so I...

I actually just got a helmet-mounted light so I can hit my fire roads and singletrack more safely in the dark!
06-12-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,899
Posted By dwmckee

See that smile? She was just getting warmed up!...

See that smile? She was just getting warmed up!

Let's hope the UCI stays out of gravel, they would take all of the fun out of it...
06-12-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,899
Posted By Hmmm

I don't really care what her bike is categorized...

I don't really care what her bike is categorized as. I'm happy for her.

I actually like that gravel bikes can be whatever we want them to be. Maybe they are a road bike that only fits 32mm tires....
06-11-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,828
Posted By ksryder

This you? Anyway just because I paraphrased you...

This you? Anyway just because I paraphrased you instead of quoting verbatim doesn't make what you said any more true.
06-10-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The 21 mm is the width of the rim. This number...

The 21 mm is the width of the rim. This number has little to do with the size of the inner tube. You'll want to choose a tube size appropriate to your tire size, i.e. in your case, 32 mm. The advice...
06-05-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,006
Posted By ericcox

I was on 33s at Hico (only the 100km). For most...

I was on 33s at Hico (only the 100km). For most of the gravel riding I do, 33s are fine, though I will probably replace these with 35s when the time comes.
06-05-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,029
Posted By Rdmonster69

My First 50 Miler ....... Update ! Second 50 miler !!

The title is not entirely accurate. I did 50 miles when I was about 15 but that was 1985. No cramps in the night but super tired !! I was *****ing about "look at me" types in a different thread and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 845
Posted By Symox

good point the Roubaix was literally made for...

good point
the Roubaix was literally made for bumpy cobblestones. I’m gonna enjoy riding it on more fire roads
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,221
Posted By WhyFi

You're not wrong for "going against the mob,"...

You're not wrong for "going against the mob," you're just wrong.
05-12-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,149
Posted By bmcer

Took a "mild" MI at age 60 as a wake-up call, and...

Took a "mild" MI at age 60 as a wake-up call, and made the appropriate changes to my lifestyle. Quit smoking, quit drinking alcohol, dramatically reduced my intake of animal products, and began...
05-10-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,149
Posted By downtube42

I have four older brothers, none of whom do...

I have four older brothers, none of whom do anything closely resembling exercise. We're talking obesity, mobility challenges, diabetes, diabetes complications, high blood pressure, knee replacements...
04-27-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,964
Posted By tyrion

We should take a break from thinking about tires...

We should take a break from thinking about tires and think about chain lube instead.
04-25-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,829
Posted By bigevil

well, heres a quick update FWIW with no data...

well, heres a quick update
FWIW with no data other than 3 weekend and some good distance on the Rene Hersh 44s with psi from 35-45, I switched to to 32mm GT5000 TL this past weekend and must say I...
04-15-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,476
Posted By Rolla

My prediction is that the industry will continue...

My prediction is that the industry will continue to create more and more niches, and will eventually market “off-road performance commuters,” “all-gravel” bikes, “mountain road” bikes, and “enduro...
04-13-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By sarhog

Maybe 33mm. ...

Maybe 33mm.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/0ea6b403_b47c_43ba_a71f_8c481947203c_e2679992aeeafb448dee4cd9e842b821e74ec70c.jpeg...
04-09-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,829
Posted By mstateglfr

If you showed 100 random people a Rene Herse...

If you showed 100 random people a Rene Herse tire, they would say its a tire company. I get it, its a components brand and not exclusively a tire brand, but does that really make a difference with...
04-08-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,829
Posted By RChung

He appears not to believe in the "V" shape. He...

He appears not to believe in the "V" shape. He appears to believe that RR is flat, or nearly so, and then increases. Because he doesn't think there's a "V," he doesn't believe that the slope of the...
04-08-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,829
Posted By RChung

Ugh. Jan's popular and he says counter-intuitive...

Ugh. Jan's popular and he says counter-intuitive things so I'm sure I'm going to get criticized for this.

I use wider tires at lower pressures than I used to but I don't currently have a bike that...
04-05-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,992
Posted By Phil_gretz

Any and all physical activity, within limits of...

Any and all physical activity, within limits of your health and abilities, can contribute to weight loss. More important is to understand blood chemistry for indicators and calorie intake and its...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By HobbesOnTour

It really is horses for courses and of course, a...

It really is horses for courses and of course, a route is subjective. I might like mine, you may hate it.

At home (NL) Komoot refused to take me on quiet and intetesting routes, preferring side of...
04-01-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 583
Posted By wolfchild

Just use a pump and you'll get thousand of...

Just use a pump and you'll get thousand of inflations out of it and never have to worry about running out of Co2.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,427
Posted By Hiro11

Lol. This is me as well with Panaracer...

Lol. This is me as well with Panaracer Gravelkings on my various gravel bikes:
"Let me try every other tire even though I know I like Gravelkings."

*tries every other tire*

"Well, that was...
03-31-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,992
Posted By Hit Factor

Christmas 2019 I was darn near 300 pounds. Today...

Christmas 2019 I was darn near 300 pounds. Today I weighed in at 198 pounds. Counting and recording every calorie (MyFitnessPal) and walking when my FitBit told me to is how I started. Up and down...
03-23-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 889
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Here are earlier sciatica threads for your...

Here are earlier sciatica threads for your reading pleasure:
https://www.bikeforums.net/pills-ills/1166160-sciatica.html
https://www.bikeforums.net/pills-ills/1139737-any-tips-dealing-sciatica.html...
03-21-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,087
Posted By droppedandlost

Some tires just need to be stretched a little....

Some tires just need to be stretched a little. For tube use, make sure you don't have it pinched, pump it up near max and let it sit overnight. Next day the bead will be seated.
03-19-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,496
Posted By jaxgtr

I turned 56 in Dec, feel like I am in pretty good...

I turned 56 in Dec, feel like I am in pretty good shape for a dude my age, way more active than most people my age, and honesty, way more active that a lot of people younger than myself. I have been...
03-16-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,808
Posted By Wildwood

Isn't there a Rule? ....about mtb bike shoes on...

Isn't there a Rule?
....about mtb bike shoes on Roadies, i mean. :eek:


ya need classy shoes, not clunky shoes on a Roadie....
03-12-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,510
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Ah, the Great Awakening. I had one at ~62 and...

Ah, the Great Awakening. I had one at ~62 and another at 70, when it has become obvious that what used to work is not longer enough. I call it trying to train smarter, since we mostly can't train...
03-12-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 857
Posted By shoota

Those aren't tubeless and they're crazy heavy....

Those aren't tubeless and they're crazy heavy. I'd suggest anything other than those.
03-12-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,496
Posted By Road Fan

Hear, hear! But without a good fit including...

Hear, hear! But without a good fit including saddle choice, the others aren't enough.
03-11-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,496
Posted By Bassmanbob

I think it is more the lack of shock absorption...

I think it is more the lack of shock absorption on a CF bike, but perhaps it is also the position too. I'll have to think about that.
03-11-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,496
Posted By BCAC

Mine didn’t cost THAT much.... I agree with...

Mine didn’t cost THAT much....

I agree with you completely. If there are infirmities or other conditions or heck, if a person just has a preference, ride whatcha like, as often as ya like. It’s...
03-11-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 857
Posted By sincos

Terreno Drys are available in 37mm. They're...

Terreno Drys are available in 37mm. They're marked 700x35c but are ETRTO 37-622. I have no experience with those, but my 700x38c TDs are also marked ETRTO 40-622 and come out to 40.2 and 40.3 mm....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,000
Posted By WhyFi

If I'm being honest, I've been interested in some...

If I'm being honest, I've been interested in some of the Spec tires in the past, but they're so tight with their pricing and I'm a cheap-ass that's always lookin' for a deal. :p
03-08-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 857
Posted By shoota

Continental Terra Speeds. I finished Mid South on...

Continental Terra Speeds. I finished Mid South on them last year.
03-07-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 19,688
Posted By sweeks

That's what studded tires are for! :D EDIT:...

That's what studded tires are for! :D

EDIT: Looks like I made it through this winter! Lots of snow here in Chicago, but the city plows did their job pretty well, and the studded tires were good to...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 995
Posted By Darth Lefty

Lol, I think Tailfin owes me a beer

Lol, I think Tailfin owes me a beer
02-28-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,413
Posted By sweeks

Thanks for the link, Scott. Nice-looking...

Thanks for the link, Scott. Nice-looking products, and some use-and-abuse-friendly policies.
I hope you get to ride on some "black ice" yet this season, but those tires should last a long time and...
02-24-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,709
Posted By WarrenC

Never jump on a bike without a saddle.

Never jump on a bike without a saddle.
02-18-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,126
Posted By Koyote

If everyone always followed instructions, there...

If everyone always followed instructions, there would be no speeding tickets.

If anyone wants to put even "race" sealant through the valve stem and ensure nothing gets clogged, just finish up by...
02-17-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,740
Posted By Bald Paul

Oh, there's still a chance you'll "interact" with...

Oh, there's still a chance you'll "interact" with a car, given the number of drivers who believe watching the road is low on their multitasking list at the time.
Bright, flashing lights will help....
02-12-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 876
Posted By ZIPP2001

A little chilly, Let's ride !

It's half day Friday so that means it's time to go play in the woods. I spent a tad over 2 1/2 hours just having a great time enjoying the nice fresh air. I did talk to my friend the other day who...
02-15-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,780
Posted By Bassmanbob

I fell face down and became unconscious for 3.5...

I fell face down and became unconscious for 3.5 minutes while riding with a group about 16 months ago. Fortunately, one of the other riders was a podiatrist who immediately realized my airway was...
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