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06-24-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,714
Posted By Murray Missile

Well, after one false start and some unseen...

Well, after one false start and some unseen setbacks knee replacement No.1 is now complete and No. 2 is scheduled in 6 weeks. My left leg is now straight and noticeably longer than the right and I...
06-18-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By andrewclaus

Do you have grip shifters, the kind you twist? If...

Do you have grip shifters, the kind you twist? If so, the rear will shift one gear with each click but the front might not. Some front grip shifters have several clicks between gears. I've seen at...
06-16-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 777
Posted By motochick

Every bike I own has a story, this particular one is quite special....

Every bike I own has a story, some are short and simple, some are not. This story starts 21 yrs ago when we moved to a small town in Northern AZ and I saw this bike for the very first time sitting on...
06-07-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 989
Posted By Narhay

https://i.imgur.com/BgwsGE3.jpeg I put a...

https://i.imgur.com/BgwsGE3.jpeg

I put a full m732 set of XT on this rockhopper of mine. It came with LX. I don't think I kept anything except frame, fork, stem and seatpost clamp qr.
06-06-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 989
Posted By BoozyMcliverRot

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Forum: Commuting
06-01-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By tjspiel

Back to regular commuting after 2+ year hiatus

After a post COVID remodel our office has officially reopened today. Smaller overall space. Closed offices are gone. More meeting rooms. And I'm sure far less people since coming into the office is...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By Digger Goreman

1x conversion review/lessons learned

For whatever reason, you want to pull the trigger on your 1x commuter/road bike. I just finished the final piece in my somewhat haphazardly approached, yet successful conversion. Some things I did...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By ascherer

Inside parking at last!

My company started to allow parking on 3 of our 5 floors today. So pleased to bring my commuter indoors.
...
05-15-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,221
Posted By zandoval

My daily 10 mile rides are short Ups and Downs. I...

My daily 10 mile rides are short Ups and Downs. I don't pedal going Down cause I am concentrating on staying on the bike from lack of breath.

So really my rides are only 5 miles.... Ha
05-13-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 324
Posted By mriley

update on Ueda Trail, N. Sacramento

The levee work is finished on Steelhead Creek in N. Sac. and the trail on top of the levee has been repaved. Get on the trail at the Arden Garden extension, at El Camino Ave., at Silver Eagle Road,...
Forum: Foo
05-10-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 606
Posted By downtube42

I was thinking about sofa bike concepts for a...

I was thinking about sofa bike concepts for a long time, really struggling with complicated chain routing for a rear wheel drive design. It was a mess.

Then I was at the bike co-op one night after...
Forum: Foo
05-10-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 606
Posted By downtube42

I'd say you need to step up your hippy bike game...

I'd say you need to step up your hippy bike game to a whole new level. What you have there screams normal; ain't nobody going to look twice when you're riding that, unless you're nekked. So have a...
04-19-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,710
Posted By Ray9

75 and still cycling.

It is cold here in New England and cycling after winter is unpleasant, uncomfortable, and painful. Why do I keep doing it? I made the decision to buy three very expensive bicycles over the years...
04-10-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,293
Posted By Bianchigirll

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Bicycle Show

I couldn't figure out how to do anything fancy so here are the links from the facebook post

http://www.classicbicyclesauburn.com/show-and-swap/
...
Forum: Foo
04-02-22, 02:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,783
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

You are right about todays guitars. Yall are...

You are right about todays guitars.

Yall are way overthinking the guitar playin'.

You gotta be able to play somethin' to make progress. My opinion is that a method that I've come to call the...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-22, 12:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,701
Posted By gaucho777

gaucho777 (CA) ____________________ 341.5 mi ...

gaucho777 (CA) ____________________ 341.5 mi
Darth Lefty (CA) __________________ 323.2 mi as of 3/12
CJ Str3tch (WI) ____________________ 38 (322 YTD)
Chinghis (CA) ______________________ 37.6 mi...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,701
Posted By ThermionicScott

Darth Lefty (CA) __________________ 323.2 mi as...

Darth Lefty (CA) __________________ 323.2 mi as of 3/12
gaucho777 (CA) ____________________ 297.9 mi
CJ Str3tch (WI) ____________________ 38 (322 YTD)
Chinghis (CA) ______________________ 37.6 mi...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-21-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 895
Posted By unterhausen

You will occasionally see evidence that builders...

You will occasionally see evidence that builders do that. Usually in the form of a complaint though.
03-14-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By eduskator

N+1 Weekend - A roadie that bought his first MTB

Hi all,

Just wanted to introduce myself as I will most likely be active on this section of the forum from now on. I am a long time roadie and been a bikeforums.net member since almost 3 years. I...
Forum: Commuting
03-12-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 728
Posted By LarrySellerz

Commute Report Friday

Hey all, it’s been a while since my last ride report, so I wanted to drop a line into the morning commute to give you a sense of what is going on in the streets.

Weather: 8:17 AM. 48° F and...
02-26-22, 07:26 AM
02-18-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,943
Posted By himespau

There's a part of me that says that, if I ever...

There's a part of me that says that, if I ever had the money, I'd get a smart bike because it's all integrated with fewer wear items to replace (no cassette, chain, etc). Another part of me says...
02-14-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 12,321
Posted By Mad Honk

Box O' Crap, Series Nine

Box O' Crap, Series Nine
I am the new Crap Master. I am a golf professional. I think I can handle this, but we shall see! For the general record of future historians this is the reinstatement of the...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,364
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1361: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1361:

16°F this morning, but only about a 5 mph headwind so the temp wasn't too bad. My thighs and toes got a bit frosty by the time I made it to the...
02-04-22, 11:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 825
Posted By 5h0m3d4m0n3y

Thank you all. I ended up going with 28 tires. I...

Thank you all. I ended up going with 28 tires. I was leaning towards the 32s, but the bike shop told me it'll be difficult to add fenders if I go above 28. So 28 it is!

The shop also recommended...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,364
Posted By Welshboy

A five-day week for me finished today but,...

A five-day week for me finished today but, annoyingly, I had to use the car twice as my commuter with fenders broke. I would have got absolutely soaked without fenders on one of the days and, after...
Replies: 49
Views: 3,603
Posted By antimonysarah

As an RBA and ride organizer: a 300k is...

As an RBA and ride organizer: a 300k is significantly more work than a 200k, IMHO. A 200k is a day ride; you don't have to worry about finding late-night controls, overnight parking rules at the...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,364
Posted By K'Tesh

The 2022 How Was Your Commute? Thread

Yes, I've re-upped, and am still in China, I made it through the dumpster fire that was 2021, and I still ride bikes. Oh, and it's 2022 here (I was afraid it'd be 25/01/2020 (so I double checked and...
Forum: Commuting
12-08-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 26,016
Posted By jolly_codger

My Monday commute was a new record for me:...

My Monday commute was a new record for me: 5-degrees F, woo hoo! Went well save for my arthritic thumbs getting cold; this was with my new winter motorcycle 3 finger mitts. I am giving up my quest to...
12-08-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,597
Posted By Symox

Test road a MTB today

I have an older 2000s mountain bike that I'm happy with but couldn't resist trying out a bike at my LBS

It was a Trek Marlin 8

Here's what I learned from my 1 bike sample :) :
1) 1x drivetrain...
Forum: Commuting
12-08-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 26,016
Posted By noglider

I've been commuting by bike a little bit! Yay! ...

I've been commuting by bike a little bit! Yay!

I'm in college again, but my class is online, so no need to go to campus. Today I rode to campus to use the library. I also rode to rehearsal last...
Forum: Foo
11-20-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18,690
Views: 1,058,253
Posted By ahsposo

Takes him well over 2 hours to watch an episode...

Takes him well over 2 hours to watch an episode of 60 Minutes,
Forum: Foo
11-11-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12,314
Views: 2,663,058
Posted By Dan Burkhart

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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11-07-21, 02:41 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,425
Posted By poprad

Alex Singer Cycles and culture

BF C&Vers,
I've been on a bit of a cycling journey of sorts these past few years. Moving to Paris wasn't the cycling heaven I had expected, and I found the urban terrain much less welcoming than the...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,915
Posted By M Rose

Well, the Domane came in last week, along with a...

Well, the Domane came in last week, along with a Grando 520 Grando… I ended up putting my money down on the 520.
10-18-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,383
Posted By Jmpierce

Mongoose Amplifier

I think this is the correct place to post this.

Vintage MTB. Mongoose. Never came across one like this before.

A friend is tuning this up for a friend.

...
10-15-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,373
Posted By John Valuk

You may already know this, but I'll add this...

You may already know this, but I'll add this comment for the amusement of those who might not.

The UN55 - and some other Shimano bottom brackets similar to it - have sort of an interesting...
10-12-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By cxwrench

Marin Alcatraz dirt jumper

Great thing about working in a shop...bikes are a pretty good deal. This one was an insane deal. The other good thing about being a shop mechanic are the 'spare' parts that are usually laying around....
10-10-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By Hypno Toad

Gravel with a Tandem

This thread kinda belongs in two forums (Gravel & Tandem) ... But I put it here.

I've ridden more gravel miles than I can count, but yesterday was a leap into the unknown!

We got our Co Motion...
10-06-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,234
Posted By thumpism

I use both a welded threadless stem (riser...

I use both a welded threadless stem (riser version) similar to the one pictured and an adjustable hybrid stem like the one pictured. Neither is what I'd ordinarily choose to have on its respective...
Forum: Foo
10-05-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 590
Posted By thook

hey...it's the peloton skeleton!

hey...it's the peloton skeleton!
10-02-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By lyle.coop

Update --> I ordered a pack of luer lock syringes...

Update --> I ordered a pack of luer lock syringes from amazon. $7 for 10 syringes. I replaced the tubing with some scrap gas leaf blower tubing I had laying around. I used the old parts from my bleed...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,233
Posted By fat biker

When I was doing the 28 miles/day AND broke as...

When I was doing the 28 miles/day AND broke as all hell...
Using Armadilloś, 2500 miles/tire front - 2000miles/tire rear Iretired fronts early to have a used spare at home and work.

still fat
09-24-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,144
Posted By thinktubes

4 years and 10000 miles later... ...

4 years and 10000 miles later...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51428407120_35e03bf5e3_k.jpg
09-15-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,131
Posted By AU Tiger

I must not be reading the right threads, because...

I must not be reading the right threads, because I don't remember actually seeing anyone here espouse the supposed 30-mile rule. The only time I hear of it is when threads like this pop up every so...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,681
Posted By zandoval

Exactly said!!! Was Mike's a Bike Shop or a...

Exactly said!!!

Was Mike's a Bike Shop or a Dealership?

There used to be a difference but I am so outta the loop I do not know...
09-10-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,956
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

The 1965 year model marks the last offering...

The 1965 year model marks the last offering of the SCHWINN AMERICAN, which was an ordinary bicycle that I seem to recall was introduced in the Fifties, in response to those few that wanted...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 13,932
Posted By CJ Str3tch

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1697 (3112...

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1697 (3112 total YTD)
Welshboy (UK)______________________ 1,601
Atvar(ITA) __________________________ 584 (939,96 Km)
Darth Lefty (CA) ____________________...
09-02-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,335
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Bill was right! It was the cheap stock VP bottom...

Bill was right! It was the cheap stock VP bottom bracket. I replaced it with a Tange Seiki LN-3922 (made in Japan!) bottom bracket as part of a 1X conversion (Converting Trek FX2 to 1x - Bike Forums...
08-31-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 26,689
Posted By Bianchi84

My favorite because it's my only one. Built it in...

My favorite because it's my only one. Built it in 1985.
1985 Cannondale SM600 with 24/26 wheels
I'd like to be able to get a Slingshot in my size one day....
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