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08-02-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,620
Posted By ev780

Gravel new? Hardly! Original gravel bike. We rode...

Gravel new? Hardly! Original gravel bike. We rode these on gravel or we didn't ride.


...
08-01-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,620
Posted By dgodave

Nailed it. I am very odd. But I'm asking why...

Nailed it. I am very odd.

But I'm asking why I should care. Maybe there's an actual problem I'm unaware of?
07-21-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,879
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

The "old timey" WALD 139 front basket rack is...

The "old timey" WALD 139 front basket rack is still being made today and you can get them for approx $30 and free shipping....see #173883530461 on the bay or see amazon.

The old PLETSCHER rear...
07-15-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,527
Posted By Slightspeed

And we need these things ... WHY? 😡 What...

And we need these things ... WHY? 😡

What about the "no motorized vehicle rule" on bike paths?
Forum: Commuting
07-12-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,559
Posted By no motor?

I rode BMW motorcycles for many years, and didn't...

I rode BMW motorcycles for many years, and didn't see many people who both rode and drove BMWs. But I did hear (as did my BMW riding friends) "you guys aren't like the car owners" a lot, usually...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,559
Posted By volvostephen

Praise to the seagulls

There might just be a few makes of vehicles where I find the drivers are maybe a little more inconsiderate than others. I guess the seagulls took note as well. When I saw this at the train station on...
07-01-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By TiHabanero

A fella lived a few doors down from me when in...

A fella lived a few doors down from me when in school and he was an independent rep pedaling their first BMX frame, which I believe was their first product. Since I was living in their home town,...
07-01-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,289
Posted By CliffordK

Neanderthals, of course, aren't censored. ...

Neanderthals, of course, aren't censored.

But, ****sapiens?? **** Erectus???

Talk about being censor happy when one can't even talk about one's own species!!!!
Forum: Commuting
06-30-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,740
Posted By Gresp15C

I put on dry clothes and have a beer. ;) But...

I put on dry clothes and have a beer. ;)

But seriously, bikes are a lot less delicate than people tend to think, and clean rain does minimal damage if the bike is allowed to drip dry. I might get...
06-30-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,631
Posted By big chainring

Ask your wife, girlfriend, mother

Its gotten to a fresh new absurdity level....cycling fashion. Neon gone wild. Bug glasses. Skullcap bubble visor TT helmets. Then combine that with this facial hair fad. Its like a clown car collided...
06-27-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,526
Posted By MEversbergII

Could also use a disc brake lock....

Could also use a disc brake lock. (https://www.amazon.com/Anti-Theft-Security-Mountain-Motorbike-Motorcycle/dp/B01IB4SQCK)

Popular on motorcycles.
06-27-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,131
Posted By DomaneS5

https://i.imgur.com/41d4pTX.gif Perfect for...

https://i.imgur.com/41d4pTX.gif

Perfect for all day, 40+ mile rail trail rides... it could easily do touring. It's fast on rail trails with the road bike gearing... 50/34. I paid $1K for it and...
06-26-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,445
Posted By bluehills3149

Here's my budget gravel bike. An old Nishiki...

Here's my budget gravel bike. An old Nishiki frame I found was the doner - it originally came with 27" wheels and CrMo main tubes - nothing special. Converted to 700 wheels to give a bit more tire...
06-26-19, 04:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By horatio

Frame size?

Frame size?
06-25-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,131
Posted By billyymc

Somebody got up on the cranky side of life.

Somebody got up on the cranky side of life.
06-24-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,131
Posted By mstateglfr

So do you view Scott, Fuji, Breezer, Kestrel,...

So do you view Scott, Fuji, Breezer, Kestrel, Raleigh, and Salsa the same way you view Motobecane?
Those are all obvious brands that, like motobecane, were bought by different companies for the...
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By cb400bill

Back in the day, I actually owned one of those. ...

Back in the day, I actually owned one of those. I won it in a contest about 1980. I gave it away as it was awful. These bikes are heavy, low tech, undesirable pieces of crap.

The one in this...
06-24-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,131
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Really nice looking bike. I'd love to have that...

Really nice looking bike. I'd love to have that bike. Wow. That's killer. Sweet.

About the nay-sayers.... Most who post here were a kid at one time. We rode whatever bike our parents could afford,...
06-24-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,131
Posted By ChinookTx

<sarcasm> But wait... They were "Designed by...

<sarcasm> But wait... They were "Designed by Apple in California". That's prestige right there!! </sarcasm>
06-24-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,131
Posted By ChinookTx

Here we go with the Motobecane bashing again... ...

Here we go with the Motobecane bashing again...

Nice bike OP, I love the color!
06-24-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,131
Posted By mstateglfr

Please list all the bike brands your store...

Please list all the bike brands your store carried or currently carries for the last 5 years. Curious where this oft-repeated contempt comes from.
06-24-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,131
Posted By livedarklions

If you ride a bike to work, you may not have an...

If you ride a bike to work, you may not have an option for "good locking practices". I took OP to mean that he has to leave it unattended at a parking lot for 9 hours a day. That's plenty of time...
06-24-19, 12:42 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 19,818
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

I exclusively ride 5 speed Collegiates and 5...

I exclusively ride 5 speed Collegiates and 5 speed Suburbans from the early 1970's and mid seventies. They have Shimano gearing( model J freewheel) and Shimano built rear derailleur (GT-100 for...
06-23-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,879
Posted By gnappi

Good thinking!!! With that setup you can even...

Good thinking!!! With that setup you can even take some catch home.

Not long ago I rigged my MB for fishing, and I ride my bike nightly and don't have much attached to it but it works really well...
06-22-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 20,762
Posted By gugie

Ride a bike, see stuff

Saw this out on the Fanno Creek Trail near my home.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/48109178372_fc5ccebe56_b_cb75b927c65284dd0e3c5ffad4f5cf43e78d9866.jpg

Post...
06-21-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,952
Posted By Nessism

Buy it? Delicate negotiation: "Dad, this...

Buy it?

Delicate negotiation: "Dad, this bike has been rotting in the barn for the last 40 years so I'm going to clear it out of your way. And don't worry, I won't charge you to haul it off." ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,882
Posted By rumrunn6

I once pulled up to a trash can at a McDonalds...

I once pulled up to a trash can at a McDonalds drive thru & waited for someone to take my order ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,882
Posted By seau grateau

Everyone has tried to pump up a tire without...

Everyone has tried to pump up a tire without opening the valve. Anyone who says they haven't is lying.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,882
Posted By Hanky1984

Massive newbie mistake... anyone a bigger idiot?

So.... Had my bike a week and loving it. But until today I've been feeling a bit disheartened. I've been struggling with hills, big time struggling!! As a big guy (over 300lbs) I expected to...
06-20-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,434
Posted By non-fixie

Well, I guess I don't

Today a coworker came up to me:

Coworker: "I've heard you know a thing or two about bicycles"
Me: "Well, I guess I do"
Coworker: "What does error code 16 mean?"
Me: "......."

:o
06-20-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,276
Posted By TimothyH

Looks like I wanted an adventure bike after all...

Gravel vs Adventure.

I admit it. I wanted a race bike for well groomed gravel, a Cervelo S5 with 40 mm tires or a Pinnarello Dogma F10 with knobbies...

I don't want an adventure bike. Options?...
Forum: Introductions
06-20-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By StanSeven

Welcome Stephen. Nothing wrong with having...

Welcome Stephen. Nothing wrong with having multiple bikes for different purposes. In fact many of us have multiple bikes without any reason except we like them :lol:
06-20-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,952
Posted By Mr. 66

And I thought my bikes were crappy!

And I thought my bikes were crappy!
06-20-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,952
Posted By jethin

Offer to build him a wooden replica bike that can...

Offer to build him a wooden replica bike that can go back between the haystacks for the next 40 years.
06-19-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,170
Posted By Slightspeed

My first build was a lesson in over paying. I...

My first build was a lesson in over paying. I found a mostly bare frame in a scrap metal pile. I suppose the paint was livable, but I just couldn't abide the color. The frame felt light, had great...
06-19-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,170
Posted By Hudson308

REPAINT A TREK?!?!? Who would do such a...

REPAINT A TREK?!?!? Who would do such a thing?!?!? :twitchy:

I would.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/0424181959_92bba5d076e3c26938136e815511fde2625a1b5e.jpg...
06-19-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,170
Posted By wrk101

Depending on the overall paint, I prefer bikes...

Depending on the overall paint, I prefer bikes that show their age. Like this World Voyageur that had been left in the woods for ten years. I've had five World Voyageurs, three were pristine, one was...
06-18-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 19,696
Posted By GlennR

Large groups are not fun. you're constantly...

Large groups are not fun. you're constantly waiting to regroup at lights and slower riders. 15 is my absolute limit but depending on the group, i'll drop off if its over 10.
...
06-18-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 19,696
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

And probably some, or at least one, may be one of...

And probably some, or at least one, may be one of those characters previously described as someone who wears jerseys with poseur pockets, tight shorts and "clod" shoes that causes him to walk like a...
06-18-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 19,696
Posted By PepeM

I think he is referring to the cleats.

I think he is referring to the cleats.
06-18-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 19,696
Posted By shelbyfv

Absolutely! You can identify them by their...

Absolutely! You can identify them by their jerseys with poseur pockets, tight shorts and "clod" shoes that cause them to walk like ducks. Probably some $10,000 bikes in the bunch, OMG!!
06-18-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 19,696
Posted By downhillmaster

No need for diplomacy in that situation. They...

No need for diplomacy in that situation. They knew what they were doing so there was nothing to be solved.
06-18-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 19,696
Posted By downhillmaster

Groups of inexperienced adults out...

Groups of inexperienced adults out cycling/stopping together on a lark?
Seriously?
Avid cyclists(experienced or not)are more often than not elitist jerks.
Call it what it is please.
06-18-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 19,696
Posted By OBoile

Some cyclists are really good at making us all...

Some cyclists are really good at making us all look bad.
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,157
Posted By BobbyG

Pizza "Delivery"...

The pizza my wife and I ordered at a restaurant last night was ENORMOUS. We had three pieces left which filled a medium pizza box. So I took the leftovers to work for lunch. I was wondering what...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 33,223
Posted By carlos danger

I'm telling ya those squirrels are no joke! ...

I'm telling ya those squirrels are no joke!

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/833x669/poorsquirrel_3_aed137697feab0f8788e1a22cf30f06047ac5a45.jpg
Forum: Commuting
06-01-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,362
Posted By Classtime

Today is Saturday. Maybe your day off? Go both...

Today is Saturday. Maybe your day off? Go both ways this morning and see how it goes. My commute is 18 miles and sometimes I run out of fuel towards the end of my return trip but I know the kitchen...
05-24-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,673
Posted By surak

The ignore list...

The ignore list (https://www.bikeforums.net/profile.php?do=ignorelist) is a wonderful thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,173
Posted By firebird854

New bike day!

Finally got all of the pieces bought and together for this monster. It's built up from a beautiful Emonda ALR Purple-Flip Disc frameset, Aeolus 5 Pro Disc wheels, Shimano 105 Hydraulic Disc groupset...
05-24-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,141
Posted By tagaproject6

"Define Irony: A bunch of idiots dancing on a...

"Define Irony: A bunch of idiots dancing on a plane to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash" :innocent:
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