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07-07-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 197
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Posted By Paul Barnard

How can you people not realize the danger and...

How can you people not realize the danger and lack of control you experience when your foot isn't securely attached to the pedal on smooth tarmac? What if your foot slips?
...
07-07-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,575
Posted By subgrade

You mean gravity is enough to keep ones feet on...

You mean gravity is enough to keep ones feet on the pedals? That's crazy talk!
07-06-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,575
Posted By nextSibling

As someone who's been riding clipless (SPD,...

As someone who's been riding clipless (SPD, mainly) pedals for about 25 years, I can tell you that I really don't care whatever someone else prefers and maybe you probably shouldn't either.
07-06-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,821
Posted By AlmostTrick

You forgot "Cyclist Shaped Object".

You forgot "Cyclist Shaped Object".
07-05-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,821
Posted By krecik

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dscn0140_d5f6dacc3a2742d3db44274fd5216e628b49d1d0.jpg
I have indeed! Check out the realness of my anti-cyclism non-conformist gear....
07-05-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,821
Posted By FiftySix

I call myself things like that almost every day,...

I call myself things like that almost every day, for all kinds of reasons. :roflmao2:
07-05-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,821
Posted By krecik

A good question indeed, either way it's not my...

A good question indeed, either way it's not my religion so I'll be inclined to reject all it's rules and creeds as part of my religious freedom should a police officer try to enforce them on me.

:D
07-05-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,821
Posted By krecik

I was gonna get mad at your elitism but come to...

I was gonna get mad at your elitism but come to think of it, I quite like your reasoning, I shall apply it in the future if something like the following should occur:

Police officer: Hold it! Why...
07-05-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,821
Posted By wolfchild

I have 3 different bikes. I commute voluntarily...

I have 3 different bikes. I commute voluntarily few times per week because I enjoy it, I also ride recreationally, mountain biking, gravel, road....Here is a list of things I don't do: I don't use...
07-05-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,821
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: 80
Views: 1,821
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, 01:16 PM
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Views: 1,821
Posted By General Geoff

That sounds like a "No True Scotsman" fallacy. ...

That sounds like a "No True Scotsman" fallacy.

I am a cycling enthusiast, and I wholly support the Websters definition of cyclist.
07-05-20, 01:10 PM
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Posted By General Geoff

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyclist...

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyclist?src=search-dict-box


Using a bicycle as a conveyance does, in fact, instantly make you a cyclist.
07-05-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,821
Posted By AlmostTrick

I think you're confusing cyclist with elitist.

I think you're confusing cyclist with elitist.
07-05-20, 12:52 PM
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Posted By General Geoff

Anyone riding a bike is a cyclist, just as anyone...

Anyone riding a bike is a cyclist, just as anyone driving a car is a motorist.

Cycling enthusiasts are a much smaller subset of cyclists as a whole, just as car enthusiasts are a small subset of...
07-05-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,575
Posted By elcruxio

For most cyclists cycling is a mode of transport...

For most cyclists cycling is a mode of transport and not a hobby at least here in Europe and I'll assume the rest of the world excluding the US and perhaps some other anglic regions. Here people are...
07-03-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 83,509
Posted By flangehead

Next Mission: Insect Nest

I'm going to mash up some of the recent missions. I was late to the little library, but I did make it. At the base of it was a red fire ant nest:
...
07-03-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 83,509
Posted By Hikebikerun

Turns out I get cell service from the spot we...

Turns out I get cell service from the spot we picked to camp at....

that first bridge is a hard yes from me, I would hesitate before crossing.

The next mission is yours!
07-03-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 83,509
Posted By flangehead

Bookending Bad Bridges

The problem I've had with this mission is that if it is a functioning bridge, it better not be questionable for the service (as with subgrade's submission). So I'll provide two situations that I...
07-03-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 907
Posted By PaulH

Agreed. The German government bans flashing bike...

Agreed. The German government bans flashing bike headlights. I use daytime running lights on my bike because it has a hub dyno, so why not. My car came with daytime running lights and I see no reason...
07-03-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 907
Posted By Iride01

I tend to agree with Joe Bikerider I have...

I tend to agree with Joe Bikerider

I have been using my lights during daytime riding for the last four or five years. Not the super bright lights, but some small Bontrager Flares that I think are...
07-03-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,007
Posted By DrIsotope

I could do 25 miles fasted seven days a week. I...

I could do 25 miles fasted seven days a week. I don't eat anything on rides under 50 miles. I did this month's Strava Metric Challenge on a single bottle of water.

And I eat a whole lot. I'm not...
07-02-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 83,509
Posted By Hikebikerun

Ok, so in that case it still needs to be a...

Ok, so in that case it still needs to be a bridge. If there is no winner by Saturday, it will open up to any other kind of dilapidated structure.
07-02-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,575
Posted By Paul Barnard

We well know that everyone on the internet is a...

We well know that everyone on the internet is a model of fitness, efficiency and expertise. Once you get off the internet and get out riding with mere mortals, you don't see as many of the purported...
07-02-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,794
Posted By TJtheWrecker

Hi guys! I've been training intervals for 2 weeks...

Hi guys! I've been training intervals for 2 weeks and here's the progress! 17.1 MPH over 1 hour!! Very pleased with the results.


...
07-02-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,575
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Yes, for a lot of cyclists, of course. In...

Yes, for a lot of cyclists, of course. In Amsterdam I've yet to see anyone who isn't intending to train with clipless - all flats, as we would expect.
I use flats on my commuter when I'm there. Hop...
07-02-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,575
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Yes. I am a sprinter, still pushing over 1200...

Yes. I am a sprinter, still pushing over 1200 Watts nowadays at full tilt. I raced BMX for years as a kid, know all about flat pedals and do prefer them for BMX and MTB where I may want to put my...
07-01-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,060
Posted By CycleryNorth81

>>>>>> And remember WHEREVER you go, there you...

>>>>>> And remember WHEREVER you go, there you ARE. This statement is always true. (Notice how many arrows I use to emphasize the statement).
07-01-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,575
Posted By Bill in VA

:popcorn BF is now like pandemic cable TV......

:popcorn BF is now like pandemic cable TV... reruns, reruns, reruns. :)

Just use the pedal of your choice and go for it. If your ride partners are triggered by your choices of clipless pedals,...
07-01-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,060
Posted By skookum

Learn to express yourself clearly or be forever...

Learn to express yourself clearly or be forever ignored.
07-01-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,575
Posted By Trakhak

True. When a bunch of racer friends and I started...

True. When a bunch of racer friends and I started using mountain bikes for winter training in the late '80s, we all initially used flats. The guys with a BMX background had no trouble with them. The...
07-01-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,384
Posted By subgrade

In addition to the previous response, the wheel...

In addition to the previous response, the wheel hubs, mainly the hub bearings, can also make a noticeable difference. The aero aspect at the speeds you mentioned play a lesser role, it's mostly down...
07-01-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,575
Posted By Kapusta

Yes, clipless are better for racing. While this...

Yes, clipless are better for racing. While this should be news to almost nobody, it is also irrelevant to the point I was making:

The idea that flats pose a real risk of slipping off on a road...
06-30-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 83,509
Posted By flangehead

I like the mission. There are a lot of abandoned...

I like the mission. There are a lot of abandoned or decaying bridges around. Another reason to have a light weight bike...donít collapse the bridge.....

Next mission: a bridge of questionable...
06-30-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,307
Posted By 70sSanO

The real difference between a $500 bike and a...

The real difference between a $500 bike and a $5000 bike...

The $5000 bike is in stock and who knows when the $500 one will be.

John
06-30-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,575
Posted By Troul

hasn't happened.

hasn't happened.
06-30-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,575
Posted By Kapusta

Do folks not realize that many people mountain...

Do folks not realize that many people mountain bike in the wet, in the mud, and over insanely rough terrain with flat pedals without slipping off? Climbing, sprinting, in all those conditions.
06-30-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,352
Posted By DrIsotope

I've made 140 Amazon orders in 2020 alone....

I've made 140 Amazon orders in 2020 alone. Probably a third of them cycling related, everything from cranksets to tires to bar tape. There are countless legit sellers operating in the marketplace,...
06-30-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By krecik

I use the plastic levers, they only snap when...

I use the plastic levers, they only snap when bent unnaturally ime. If you get one under the tyre and clip it to a spoke then you can use another to pry the tyre off the rim and then push it around...
06-30-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,575
Posted By Paul Barnard

I read all of these pedal threads. I may be an...

I read all of these pedal threads. I may be an oddball in that I use both. My road bike has clipless. My touring bike and my MTB have platforms. My MTB used to have clipless. I had platforms on...
06-30-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,575
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

For me, just me, there is such an overwhelming...

For me, just me, there is such an overwhelming benefit of riding with clipless pedals that every bike I ride has them. (7 bikes.)

Thats me. Just me. You eat what you like and I’ll eat what I...
06-30-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,575
Posted By Ironfish653

I would have to agree with you. I ride both flats...

I would have to agree with you. I ride both flats and clipless, depending on the bike, and the Ďmissioní.
None of the assortment of injuries and battle damage Iíve picked up through the years have...
06-30-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,575
Posted By dedhed

What's the best chain lube?, What's the best...

What's the best chain lube?, What's the best frame material?, What's the best tire and size?, Flat bars or drops? Flats, clips, or clipless?
Meh, ride what you want.
06-30-20, 03:53 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,575
Posted By wolfchild

I have always preferred platform pedals because...

I have always preferred platform pedals because it allows me to wear any type of shoes or boots I want. Platform pedals with lots of pins are very secure and have a good grip. I have ridden centuries...
06-29-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,307
Posted By wgscott

As for the original question, I think he picked...

As for the original question, I think he picked $500 because he assumed $500 would buy you a decent new bicycle. (A Trek FX1 is $440 and the FX2 is $630, so this is probably not completely...
06-28-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 10,187
Posted By phughes

Yes, but if people accepted indisputable fact...

Yes, but if people accepted indisputable fact that the premise of the OP is faulty, there would be noting for people to argue about. :deadhorse:
06-28-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,060
Posted By jon c.

Race 8 Churchill DownsBashford Manor Stakes4:45...

Race 8 Churchill DownsBashford Manor Stakes4:45 PMWin Place Show
6 Cazadero $2.80 $2.40 $2.10
7 County Final $6.80 $4.80
5 Herd Immunity $4.60


A well beaten third...
06-27-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,985
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

What magic weightless fanny pack and backpack are...

What magic weightless fanny pack and backpack are you using?
06-27-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,985
Posted By Ogsarg

You do know there are many many cages that are...

You do know there are many many cages that are less expensive, right?
06-26-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,395
Posted By cubewheels

Here's a pic of my bike. It's a cheap as China...

Here's a pic of my bike. It's a cheap as China branded bike to help prevent theft, in addition to the chain lock and of course the 20 x 14 size (nobody likes to steal a kid's bike)

The BMX-size...
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