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02-16-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 771
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Pelotaunt (SNL Skit)

I laughed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0CwNpMmUfY&feature=emb_logo
02-15-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 834
Posted By Hiro11

1. Practice sitting astride your bike, resting...

1. Practice sitting astride your bike, resting lightly on the top tube with hands and wrists draped loosely over bars in an insouciant, "tranquillo" manner. Do this in the mirror to perfect stoplight...
02-15-21, 05:16 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,288
Posted By Troul

Sticky of the brakes will only add friction...

Sticky of the brakes will only add friction amongst the members.
02-14-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,876
Posted By Danhedonia

Just didn't work out that way for me with a PX-10.

Just didn't work out that way for me with a PX-10.
02-13-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 9,769
Posted By indyfabz

I canít wait until spring.

I canít wait until spring.
01-24-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,754
Posted By wgscott

My biggest problem is in the denominator.

My biggest problem is in the denominator.
01-18-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,055
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Well here's my contribution. ...

Well here's my contribution.
https://www.wimbledonguardian.co.uk/resources/images/3294648/
01-16-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,055
Posted By tomato coupe

Good question. ...

Good question.
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01-15-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,524
Posted By Gresp15C

It has to do with inflation. ;)

It has to do with inflation. ;)
01-11-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,462
Posted By the sci guy

my riding style hasn't changed since I got my...

my riding style hasn't changed since I got my first mountain bike in middle school. I took up a lot of the practices of a trail rider - not a true gravity downhill rider, but plenty of mountain...
01-03-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,016
Posted By veganbikes

I would stick with 26". If you like Disc brakes...

I would stick with 26". If you like Disc brakes which can be quite nice you can find forks that will accommodate or have someone build one which there are plenty of excellent builders in the U.S. who...
12-27-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By wolfchild

I am not interested in indoor trainers or...

I am not interested in indoor trainers or training apps, I ride outside....If I can't ride my outside then I find other forms of exercise and activities to maintain my fitness.
12-13-20, 04:17 AM
Replies: 469
Views: 83,342
Posted By Vonruden

A couple of mine - Retrotec 29er mtb, Rivendell...

A couple of mine - Retrotec 29er mtb, Rivendell Quickbeam, Chapman cycles 650b Townie, Nagasawa special


...
12-09-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,192
Posted By John Bramson

I'll edit the original post right now & try to...

I'll edit the original post right now & try to keep it up to date.
12-08-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,688
Posted By tomato coupe

It's just so overused.

It's just so overused.
12-08-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,688
Posted By Koyote

So, what's your problem with it?

So, what's your problem with it?
11-23-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,757
Posted By Gresp15C

Road: 1x9 Road: 1x1 Road (shopping and...

Road: 1x9
Road: 1x1
Road (shopping and hauling): 1x3
Road (winter shopping and hauling): 1x3

I live in a region of endless rolling hills. And I'm a fairly slow cyclists. All of my bikes have...
11-23-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By John_V

On a simple bike computer with just the basics, I...

On a simple bike computer with just the basics, I like the Sigma line. Next would be CatEye. Both will do the job without having all the bells and whistles.
11-08-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,831
Posted By CargoDane

I have a non-electronic ROhloff IGH with a belt....

I have a non-electronic ROhloff IGH with a belt. It's less maintenance than a derailleur system. I use Cinq shifters with it, so not electronic. I don't think it gets much less maintenance free than...
11-08-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,831
Posted By Maelochs

Definitely find a new shop. Bikes are...

Definitely find a new shop.

Bikes are simple. That is part of the appeal. There are not a lot of things to adjust and once adjusted, they tend to stay adjusted.

If your shop is worth visiting,...
11-07-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By Miele Man

It's amazing what some people will try on a...

It's amazing what some people will try on a bicycle. I was helping a guy fix a bike and noticed that somehow he'd managed to thread a right pedal onto a left crankarm. When I asked him if he noticed...
11-06-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,648
Posted By dddd

Saddle tilt relates to how the rider is...

Saddle tilt relates to how the rider is positioned on the bike, which in turn is related to how much torque on average is being applied to the pedals.

Long rides and gentle rides will see the...
11-05-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,648
Posted By 79pmooney

I come forward quite a lot going hard and in one...

I come forward quite a lot going hard and in one of my climbing positions. (I "ride the rivet" a lot except I refuse to sit on hard steel - hence no Brooks seats for me!) A seat that isn't tipped...
11-03-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,308
Posted By hsuBM

Everyone should have full cold weather cycling...

Everyone should have full cold weather cycling clothes and a fendered winter training fixed gear road bike.
11-02-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 8,838
Posted By Trakhak

All physics is local.

All physics is local.
11-01-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,258
Posted By TomM

The biggest issue I encountered when I moved to a...

The biggest issue I encountered when I moved to a fixed gear was learning how to fart while peddling. I took for granted the ability to stand up while not peddling.
11-01-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 8,838
Posted By tomato coupe

My head hurts ...

My head hurts ...
11-01-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 8,838
Posted By tomato coupe

Not exactly what you're looking for, but...

Not exactly what you're looking for, but interesting nonetheless:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1026x669/power_vs_weight_8da33b64d5439d0a3e4a740cb124b90580172919.jpg
10-30-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,832
Posted By Indigo82

Well those are some very affordable steel bar...

Well those are some very affordable steel bar ends similar to the one in the picture below:...
10-30-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By Salamandrine

Stop. Before you do anything at all, learn to...

Stop. Before you do anything at all, learn to adjust the bottom bracket bearings. Play in itself is an adjustment and nothing more. Leave the cranks on. Loosen the adjustable lock ring on the non...
10-26-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,461
Posted By Toadmeister

Rain is not nearly as bad for your bike as it Is...

Rain is not nearly as bad for your bike as it Is sitting in the lonely corner of your garage.
10-26-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 159,048
Posted By bOsscO

Ok I think I'm finally at a point where I can...

Ok I think I'm finally at a point where I can post some finished (for now) photos and details about this bike. I've posted a few photos and info here (and a few other C&V threads) of this bike...
10-24-20, 01:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,009
Posted By tangerineowl

Conti RaceKing Protection 2.2" if they fit.

Conti RaceKing Protection 2.2" if they fit.
10-23-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,786
Posted By frogman

Yes it would !! Just don't post it on BF unless...

Yes it would !! Just don't post it on BF unless you wear your asbestos fire suit, you would be flamed for sure ! :lol:
10-23-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 691
Posted By nomadmax

I've "knighted" a dog or two in my time...

I've "knighted" a dog or two in my time ;)
10-22-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,581
Posted By gorillimo

My only bike. I ride it everywhere. ...

My only bike. I ride it everywhere.
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10-22-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,681
Posted By livedarklions

I tow an Airstream trailer behind my bike, mostly...

I tow an Airstream trailer behind my bike, mostly so I can use the commode.
10-22-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,885
Posted By livedarklions

It's a motivational factor getting you to work...

It's a motivational factor getting you to work harder. By your logic, riding a bicycle without an engine is a design flaw as one can't bail out to assist or take over.

I've ridden single speed...
10-20-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,786
Posted By wilson_smyth

Op here, reporting back with some rock solid,...

Op here, reporting back with some rock solid, incontrovertible, highly subjective results!

Cycled to and from work today with the tires at a shade under 50psi, down from 70.

It was much more...
10-20-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,258
Posted By redcon1

My childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon,...

My childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring, we'd make meat helmets... and wear them while riding our bicycles.
10-20-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,185
Posted By Lemond1985

It's like i always say, give a man a fish and he...

It's like i always say, give a man a fish and he will have food for a day. But teach him to ride a bicycle powered boat with two fishing poles baited with artificial minnows, he'll have enough...
10-19-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 469
Views: 83,342
Posted By gergokee

that's a beaut

that's a beaut
10-16-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,885
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Coasting is nasty and insidious? Faster and more...

Coasting is nasty and insidious? Faster and more efficient? Danger as a motivator? Good Grief, spare us slow inefficient dullards from macho, bad-ass buffoonery.
10-16-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,885
Posted By REDMASTA

there isn't much benefit to a fixed gear other...

there isn't much benefit to a fixed gear other than it's difficult. the difficulty is compounded if you live somewhere hilly. not everyone is cut out for it, and even fewer will excel at it.
...
10-15-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,885
Posted By IGH_Only

I think I've heard enough. If people equate...

I think I've heard enough. If people equate fixies with being "macho" and "badass", then single speed it is for me.
10-14-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,276
Posted By Paul Barnard

These encounters make the rides a little less...

These encounters make the rides a little less monotonous.
10-14-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,276
Posted By Paul Barnard

I think he took it personally. Yesterday I was...

I think he took it personally. Yesterday I was riding the same path. Making a decent clip at about 17. As I often do, I looked behind me for any bikes approaching. Nothing. A few minutes later I...
10-13-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,319
Posted By iab

Well if you people listened to Henri Desgrange,...

Well if you people listened to Henri Desgrange, ride fixed, you wouldn't need those nancy-boy jockey wheels. sheesh.

:)
10-13-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,683
Posted By mack_turtle

what am I thinking? I'm not thinking. that's the...

what am I thinking? I'm not thinking. that's the point. just pedal from A to B and back to A. when a hill presents itself, pedal harder. no need wasting precious brain power twiddling with derailers....
10-12-20, 01:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,369
Posted By Trakhak

From the late Sheldon Brown's page concerning...

From the late Sheldon Brown's page concerning chain maintenance (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/chains.html):New chains come pre-lubricated with a grease-type lubricant which has been installed at the...
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