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08-03-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,714
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Trakhak, you may enjoy this true story. The...

Trakhak, you may enjoy this true story. The story's a bit self indulgent and a trip down memory lane - please humor me. When I was growing up, my Mom and Dad's best friends were Dorothea and Eldon S....
08-03-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,630
Posted By 79pmooney

Two points. 1) a lot of the droplets the virus...

Two points. 1) a lot of the droplets the virus is on are larger and get stopped by lesser masks. 2) any mask at all goes a long ways to reducing viable aerosol on exhale. Won't protect you but it...
07-31-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,613
Posted By livedarklions

​​​​​​ Yes I mind, because I found at least...

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Yes I mind, because I found at least three posts above where I've already explained this already, and I don't feel I owe you a cross examination on specific situations. General is to the...
07-29-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,904
Posted By Wileyone

I've never been to a hanging. Are they enjoyable?

I've never been to a hanging. Are they enjoyable?
07-29-20, 01:34 PM
07-28-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 877
Posted By 79pmooney

Maybe I'm not getting all of this but - I would...

Maybe I'm not getting all of this but - I would put the rack inside the dropout, fender outside and run the bolt from the inside. That way the bolt is just working as bolts are supposed to, It's...
07-28-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,504
Posted By livedarklions

You're giving the flashers just a little too much...

You're giving the flashers just a little too much credit. They're also doing a terrible job of calculating their own risk. They're so obsessed with improving their odds in the relatively rare...
07-28-20, 04:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,981
Posted By cubewheels

Maybe it's just me but when I use to be driving...

Maybe it's just me but when I use to be driving at night in a car, I never miss pedal reflectors. Especially the way they go up and down, they are visible for at least a kilometer, especially in...
07-27-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,904
Posted By Hondo Gravel

I do all of the above and I’m a Viking not a...

I do all of the above and I’m a Viking not a Redneck.
07-26-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,805
Posted By rebel1916

How do you convince people to mind their own...

How do you convince people to mind their own business.
07-25-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 779
Posted By shelbyfv

I don't understand why someone would waste time...

I don't understand why someone would waste time thinking about that carcass much less taking pics of it.:foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

Some people wear socks with sandals. There’s no...

Some people wear socks with sandals. There’s no accounting for taste.
07-24-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,239
Posted By Steel Charlie

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,158
Posted By rubiksoval

A dollar per km a year. Gets more bang for...

A dollar per km a year.

Gets more bang for the buck the slower he goes, I guess.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,846
Posted By caloso

Don’t accelerate off the front. Keep a steady...

Don’t accelerate off the front. Keep a steady pace. This is a common newbie mistake.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,846
Posted By asgelle

So the pace was fine while he was doing the work,...

So the pace was fine while he was doing the work, but when it came time to do your share suddenly it was too slow and you had to pick it up even if it meant he got dropped. Nice.
07-19-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Need a Five Second Ride

I am not really training for anything right now (the Pandemic killed those plans). But I am trying to keep my fitness at a reasonable level and 10 hours of weekly saddle time is one loose measure of...
07-18-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,613
Posted By DrIsotope

I proceed in a fashion which I have determined to...

I proceed in a fashion which I have determined to maximize my personal safety. Don't take certain roads at certain times on certain days. I cycle by Safety Third, in which my personal safety is...
07-17-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,558
Posted By 79pmooney

Suggestion - convert your gear ratio to "gear...

Suggestion - convert your gear ratio to "gear inches". This gives you a single number you can compare directly to any other bike, chainring and wheel size no longer matter. To do this:

chainring...
07-17-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By 79pmooney

Get a fix gear. The rides are very different. ...

Get a fix gear. The rides are very different. They also pack more ride into shorter times and distances. They require very little attention..Ride 'em, put 'em away, pull 'em out next week, pump...
07-17-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By Retro Grouch

A 9 1/2 inch step order sounds awfully low to me....

A 9 1/2 inch step order sounds awfully low to me. I think finding that is going to be a tall order.
07-16-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By GamblerGORD53

My SA XL RD-5w Shifting FLAW finally Solved. Yippie !!!!

In 2012 I bought this RD5w hub from SJS, my first IGH. My spokes were slow coming, so I played with the shift chain several times. I kept wondering why it kept sticking going back in. I used it a...
07-16-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 909
Posted By noimagination

The word is "chafing" (abrading). "Chaffing"...

The word is "chafing" (abrading).
"Chaffing" (joking/teasing) is a completely different word.

The words are of completely different origin, one from Latin the other from middle English. They...
07-15-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 808
Posted By Reynolds

Those are not real Sturmy Archer.

Those are not real Sturmy Archer.
Forum: Foo
07-15-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By jack pot

it's neither good nor bad, it is VIRTUAL...

it's neither good nor bad, it is VIRTUAL SYNCHRONICITY and within its construct is ALL there is to know :)
07-15-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,030
Posted By rydabent

When it comes to helmets, the fact remains that...

When it comes to helmets, the fact remains that once I put my helmet on, I totally forget that I have it on till the end of the ride when I take it off. So really what is so hard or the offence of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,420
Posted By gregf83

The twilight zone?

The twilight zone?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,420
Posted By velopig

So now it’s the other riders responsibility to...

So now it’s the other riders responsibility to tell you to bugger off? How about let people enjoy their rides and you yours why impose yourself on others? As mentioned earlier there are many clubs,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 04:46 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,420
Posted By Bah Humbug

What really happened is you asked a question,...

What really happened is you asked a question, didn't like the answer, and decided to ignore that answer. And the bickering was, again, directly about your question.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 03:30 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,420
Posted By nomadmax

What this thread has clearly shown is that many...

What this thread has clearly shown is that many cyclists think it's unsafe or untoward to draft someone you might happen upon during your ride. So the response consensus here is; drafting someone you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,420
Posted By Bah Humbug

Not just him. I have no idea how anyone...

Not just him. I have no idea how anyone considers this acceptable behavior.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,420
Posted By rubiksoval

Don't draft people uninvited and this won't be an...

Don't draft people uninvited and this won't be an issue.
07-10-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,917
Posted By tomato coupe

The problem is that you wandered into a religious...

The problem is that you wandered into a religious discussion and suggested there might be another god.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,787
Posted By frogman

[QUOTE=eduskator;21575818]No. Only food & my...

[QUOTE=eduskator;21575818]No. Only food & my cellphone, as usual. If I were to go in a place where wearing mask is mandatory, I expect the merchant to provide them to their customers. If not, I'll go...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,787
Posted By guadzilla

I have my mask on and pull it down under my chin...

I have my mask on and pull it down under my chin when i am riding. If there are other people in close vicinity, I just pull it up. Shows a bit of consideration to others, and that's not a bad...
07-09-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 669
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I donít even think itís the stiffness of track...

I donít even think itís the stiffness of track and crit bikes, itís the relationship of the rear tires contact patch to the saddle. The further forward the rear tire is placed, the impacts from road...
07-08-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 669
Posted By SpeedofLite

Found an ad on the inside back cover of the same...

Found an ad on the inside back cover of the same Bicycling Aug 1983 issue.
Better late than never.
...
07-08-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 669
Posted By Chr0m0ly

On the Vintage Trek website is a touring bike...

On the Vintage Trek website is a touring bike comparison of the 720 with a few others, one of which is a Cannondale ST500

http://www.vintage-trek.com/images/trek/Bicycling720June83.pdf
07-08-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By P!N20

ftfy

ftfy
07-08-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,504
Posted By 63rickert

I do not have photosensitive epilepsy. I do get...

I do not have photosensitive epilepsy. I do get splitting headaches from your strobe lights. If I fail to drop dead directly in front of you do I have any grounds for complaint?

This has been...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,012
Posted By genejockey

I'm of the opinion that if it was a good bike in...

I'm of the opinion that if it was a good bike in 1997, it's a good bike now. My favorite bike is a 1995 Ritchey, which was still running 7410 8 speed Dura Ace till last fall - I upgraded the...
07-07-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,121
Posted By mstateglfr

The buy once cry once mentality for an RB1 is odd...

The buy once cry once mentality for an RB1 is odd to me because it doesnt seem like a grail bike when there are so many similar/equal frames from that period.

Panasonic, Miyata, Centurion,...
07-07-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,775
Posted By wolfchild

Cyclist = "a person who rides a bicycle" ...

Cyclist = "a person who rides a bicycle"
Cycling = "an act of riding a bicycle"

That's all there is to it.
07-07-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,775
Posted By noimagination

I think there are enough people trying to divide...

I think there are enough people trying to divide us these days without threads such as this.

I understand that xenophobia and setting in-group vs out-group boundaries are part of human nature, but...
07-06-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,746
Posted By Leinster

ok, youíve made your point and can stop now. So...

ok, youíve made your point and can stop now. So electronic shifting works across disciplines. Thank you. Thatís still a tiny fraction of the market (electronic shifting) and youíre cramming it into...
07-06-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,121
Posted By sheddle

Just picked up my not RB-1, and gonna sell the...

Just picked up my not RB-1, and gonna sell the PDG-90 cuz it turned out I needed a second road bike more than a second MTB.

...
07-05-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 776
Posted By 50PlusCycling

As a former police officer and traffic homicide...

As a former police officer and traffic homicide investigator, I think wearing earphones is a great way to shorten your life. In most places riding while wearing earphones is illegal, and this for...
07-05-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,775
Posted By shelbyfv

This thread would be considered beyond lame even...

This thread would be considered beyond lame even in the dead of winter. Here it is July. :foo: The pandemic is destroying all standards.
07-05-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,775
Posted By indyfabz

Some people have too much time on their hands and...

Some people have too much time on their hands and need attention.
07-05-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,871
Posted By Homebrew01

Clipless have benefits for those who make use of...

Clipless have benefits for those who make use of their benefits.
They don't have benefits for those who don't make use of their benefits.
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