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10-19-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By AU Tiger

Pine Creek Rail Trail (PA)

Several years ago I spent Columbus Day riding a beautiful stretch of the Pine Creek Rail Trail (north central Pennsylvania), and I finally got back up there with my family today. The entire trail is...
10-16-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,102
Posted By flangehead

In my area (Houston) I find some Ace Hardware...

In my area (Houston) I find some Ace Hardware carry many more "rare" items than the big boxes. That's my go-to place for non-commodities. I also find some items at auto parts stores, but only if...
10-07-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 632
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have never needed anything other than rubbing...

I have never needed anything other than rubbing alcohol. When it dries the grips are secure in place.
09-16-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By General Geoff

I don't like scooters, not because of their...

I don't like scooters, not because of their motorized propulsion, but because they're very unstable and dangerous at speeds above a walking pace, due to their extremely small wheels and very short...
09-01-19, 01:29 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,866
Posted By livedarklions

When it always "drifts" the same way, it's more a...

When it always "drifts" the same way, it's more a matter of serial threadjacking.
There's plenty of threads about racing, and other forums as well. No need to take over ones for beginners to whom...
08-30-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,220
Posted By Lab4Us

If this isn’t a dog smiling, I don’t know what...

If this isn’t a dog smiling, I don’t know what is...then again, my dogs are never off leash unless in the backyard, and even then, they’re supervised, to include all bathroom breaks (yep, even at 5...
08-29-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,147
Posted By Bigbus

I'm just a recreational rider and nearing 70 and...

I'm just a recreational rider and nearing 70 and you're absolutely right, it seems that no one is interested in used gear, People keep donating bikes and bike related stuff to me all the time because...
08-27-19, 02:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 937
Posted By Kovkov

I would go for the full refund. If you wanna make...

I would go for the full refund. If you wanna make absolutely sure it‘s not a £2000 deathtrap you‘ll have to x-ray the frame. Guess that‘s more than £200.
08-22-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,867
Posted By badger1

When I re-started cycling in 2003 age 50, it was...

When I re-started cycling in 2003 age 50, it was mtb. Kind of switched over to road around '10, but now at age 67 (68 in September) I'm morphing back a little to mixed on/off road.

Nothing too...
08-18-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,174
Posted By TimothyH

Nah. Meffreit had it right in 1962. ...

Nah. Meffreit had it right in 1962.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/413x471/8bd23b3d45998ca83ee1e1da22c7c679_ff61f5b2ff7651dee3f689e6e872f28f72ade7fe.jpg

127 MPH from a...
08-15-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By Bill Kapaun

There are too many additional components that you...

There are too many additional components that you didn't specify.
A different wheel set could easily make up a $200 diff.
Crank? All those other minor bits can be of very different costs & quality...
08-13-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,091
Posted By asgelle

Have we really become so sensitive as a society...

Have we really become so sensitive as a society that merely asking to join in can be taken as some gross interference?
08-13-19, 02:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 970
Posted By Trevtassie

If you are rough, then why not crank up the pre...

If you are rough, then why not crank up the pre load on the forks and whack a set of slicks on the MTB, like some Big Apples or some such and then you have a fast rolling bike that can take some...
08-13-19, 02:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 970
Posted By Gconan

Definitely test ride before selling. Make sure...

Definitely test ride before selling. Make sure you like the new before getting rid of the old.
08-12-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,148
Posted By TXBDan

You want to carry all the speed you can up a...

You want to carry all the speed you can up a hill. Don't slow yourself just to downshift and don't downshift too soon. Once on the hill and speeds start dropping, just momentarily ease up on the...
08-05-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,282
Posted By tyrion

EUREKA! Got a seatpost with more set-back, some...

EUREKA! Got a seatpost with more set-back, some fiddling with tension (actually tightened it back up a bit) and it's much better. This is going to work. No regrets for getting this saddle at this...
07-22-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 885
Posted By jideta

run a full length cable housing

run a full length cable housing
07-20-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,169
Posted By mstateglfr

Even if they do know a raised 90deg bend left arm...

Even if they do know a raised 90deg bend left arm means turn right- it's an unnecessary signal for cyclists.
Drivers needed to do it because their left arm was the only one available to stick out a...
07-19-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,830
Posted By 2cam16

Like Timothy said, I'd go with at least a...

Like Timothy said, I'd go with at least a hardtail. All depends too on what most of your riding will be. Surfaces, elevation, etc.etc. So many factors before choosing the right mountain bike.
07-14-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,565
Posted By PersephoneDown

Hey all! Thank you very much for all the advice!...

Hey all! Thank you very much for all the advice! I went on another 30 mile ride today and tried to take into account all your advice. One thing to note is that my husband, while owning a pretty...
07-13-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,327
Posted By BigAura

Do longer rides more often. You'll get stronger...

Do longer rides more often. You'll get stronger and your body will adjust.
07-07-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,915
Posted By OldTryGuy

When I woke up on my 50th, 19 years ago this...

When I woke up on my 50th, 19 years ago this Wednesday, I looked in the mirror and said, "you ARE OLD and most likely there is less time left to live than having already lived and you will be told...
07-07-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,131
Posted By veganbikes

Maybe then go support your local bike shop. Less...

Maybe then go support your local bike shop. Less likely to be a scam and you can likely get the part right away rather than wait for shipping. People are so cheap these days that online scams sites...
07-06-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Big ring + next-to-largest cog on cassette =...

Big ring + next-to-largest cog on cassette = decent cross-chaining, so I'd guess it's because the angle the chain is making, the outer plate of the chain's link is hitting the next cog on the...
07-05-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 13,186
Posted By MNebiker

Let me throw a little more fuel on the flames: ...

Let me throw a little more fuel on the flames:

I ride an ebike because at my age my knees are not happy climbing hills. Without the electric assist I would no longer be ridiing. I ride it only...
07-02-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,302
Posted By livedarklions

Next up: bike locks and water bottles. Then:...

Next up: bike locks and water bottles.

Then: Rear racks and stem caps.
07-01-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 751
Posted By Brocephus

A thumbs-up for Bicycle Wheel Warehouse......

I recently received my 3rd wheelset from the gang out there at BWW, and I'm really happy with them, so I thought I'd give the operation a minute in the spotlight.
This last set was to upgrade the...
06-01-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,929
Posted By BobFishell

You can get threadless stems in a wide variety of...

You can get threadless stems in a wide variety of lengths and rise angles, so I would start by going with a shorter stem and a steeper rise. I did this with my wife's mountain bike, which was a...
05-31-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,485
Posted By dbf909

If you think about it, won't it always be the...

If you think about it, won't it always be the "last thing you check"? Said differently, would you continue to look AFTER you fixed the problem?

I often hear people say things like "Every time I...
05-22-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,205
Posted By wedgeSG

P.S. Covers, will probably make matters worse....

P.S.
Covers, will probably make matters worse. Too much squish/softness generally adds pressure in the worst places. You want support not a padded stool.
05-10-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,068
Posted By PickleRick

.... their ad states: "More Riding Pleasure" and...

.... their ad states: "More Riding Pleasure" and "No Loss of Performance" --Is this chain lube or a condom? :lol:
08-01-17, 03:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,531
Posted By SkyDog75

Are you reasonably handy with tools and don't...

Are you reasonably handy with tools and don't need to lean on your local shop to get the bike sized, adjusted, and tuned?

Are you confident you can identify the frame that's right for you, both...
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