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03-27-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,126
Posted By KerryIrons

I mix gear lube with 3 parts odorless mineral...

I mix gear lube with 3 parts odorless mineral spirits. It makes a great chain lube because it penetrates fully and then the solvent evaporates leaving only lube. You can apply drop by drop and then...
03-05-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,615
Posted By Chuck M

Rolling resistance is not equal among all tires.

Rolling resistance is not equal among all tires.
02-24-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,292
Posted By prj71

I'm not sure why someone just doesn't tell...

I'm not sure why someone just doesn't tell him..."We don't want you riding with our group until your skills improve and you become a better rider"

Not sure why people these days are scared of...
02-23-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,292
Posted By veganbikes

A sample script which you may have already used...

A sample script which you may have already used in some form:
We understand you have a bike so you can go at the same pace but that is not the issue it is the way you handle your bike. You are...
02-23-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,292
Posted By gpburdell

From your description you have a safety issue due...

From your description you have a safety issue due to this guy's inexperience with group riding.

Someone is going to need to have a blunt conversation with him. Make it clear he's welcome to ride...
02-23-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,292
Posted By cb400bill

When our group used to do paceline rides, a...

When our group used to do paceline rides, a newbie was asked to stay behind the group for a few rides. That allowed them to ride the same speed as the group, observe how a paceline works, and they...
02-17-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,200
Posted By dedhed

http://fenceworkshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/0...

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02-14-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,475
Posted By Koyote

There's the old joke about the woodsman who brags...

There's the old joke about the woodsman who brags that he's had the same axe for twenty years. "Yep," he says, "and I've only replaced the head twice and the handle three times."
02-09-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,099
Posted By Kedosto

Don’t know. Don’t care. It’s my hobby and...

Don’t know. Don’t care. It’s my hobby and considering what I’ve dropped on motorcycles, cars, boats, and RV’s (not to mention my wife and her horses), my bicycles are the least expensive hobby I...
02-08-22, 11:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,099
Posted By cyccommute

While I get the humor of the post, there is a...

While I get the humor of the post, there is a very good reason to track what you spend on bikes and what you parts you have on the bike. I haven’t had too many bikes stolen but when I did, I was...
02-08-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,099
Posted By genejockey

I'm pretty sure I spent the most on the bike I...

I'm pretty sure I spent the most on the bike I paid the least for.
02-03-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,006
Posted By skidder

quick question gets a quick answer: powdercoat. ...

quick question gets a quick answer: powdercoat. It last a long time, better than spray can paint.
02-03-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,006
Posted By Kedosto

Your plan is sound. You may not be aware, but...

Your plan is sound. You may not be aware, but rattle can paint is not known to be very durable. For best results it will probably take a couple of coats of both color and clear. If it’s in the...
Forum: Touring
02-02-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,982
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think that with your past racing background and...

I think that with your past racing background and wanting to travel ultra light, you should consider one of these. Yeah they might be over your budget, but thought I would point out this option...
01-17-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,183
Posted By Rolla

Seat should be high enough that you get adequate...

Seat should be high enough that you get adequate leg extension. It has nothing to do with how your feet interact with the ground.

And it's not just your quads that make the pedals go round, btw....
01-16-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,797
Posted By Homebrew01

Strange logic. I always thought NOT knowing was...

Strange logic. I always thought NOT knowing was the reason to ask questions.
01-16-22, 03:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,797
Posted By OldTryGuy

IMO, a CRAPPY ANSWER :foo:

IMO, a CRAPPY ANSWER :foo:
01-16-22, 03:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,797
Posted By MarcusT

You sound like a passive aggressive spouse

You sound like a passive aggressive spouse
01-11-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,162
Posted By pdlamb

At the risk of oversimplification, there seem to...

At the risk of oversimplification, there seem to be a few classes of reasons:

1. Rider is afraid of traffic on roads.
2. Poor quality pavement on local roads.
3. Plentiful gravel roads near...
01-11-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,162
Posted By prj71

Too many people driving and texting. It's nice...

Too many people driving and texting. It's nice to get off road away from all of that.
01-11-22, 12:33 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,162
Posted By base2

Because car drivers murder vulnerable road users...

Because car drivers murder vulnerable road users & no prosecutor or cop is even slightly interested in calling BS on simple lies like "I didn't see him," or, "He came out of nowhere."

Simply put:...
01-02-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,209
Posted By C0UG4R

Not really a meme but I found it funny. ...

Not really a meme but I found it funny.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/820x1062/smartselect_20220102_173041_google_a60c829925f51c8822df6dcfb724844fc897dba1.jpg
12-16-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,336
Posted By mclewis1

Just a few comments about commercial ebike vs....

Just a few comments about commercial ebike vs. DIY. I've built up a few bikes from scratch and do most of my own maintenance but I'm by no means some professional bike mechanic. Last summer I started...
11-15-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,178
Posted By Iride01

Also depends on who damages it as to what...

Also depends on who damages it as to what insurance covers it. And of course the circumstances matter. Talk to you insurance agent if you want to really know if you are covered for what we can only...
11-15-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,178
Posted By kwb377

Depends on your insurance company and policy...

Depends on your insurance company and policy specifics...best to contact your agent and verify.
10-09-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,596
Posted By PeteHski

People have already made this decision, which is...

People have already made this decision, which is why stuff is not usually made in NA or any other place where it might cost more.
10-09-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,596
Posted By indyfabz

:popcorn

:popcorn
10-07-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,424
Posted By mclewis1

I recently "upgraded" a road bike (albeit one...

I recently "upgraded" a road bike (albeit one currently with flat bars). My almost 20 year old Surly CrossCheck has been a great all round type of bike but I wanted to create a good longer distance...
09-06-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,852
Posted By Darth Lefty

Every time we do this exercise we come up against...

Every time we do this exercise we come up against drivetrain, shifters, and tires.

Then we start talking about why and the thread gets locked
Forum: Touring
08-31-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,841
Posted By cyccommute

Nope, not missing anything…other than lost...

Nope, not missing anything…other than lost bottles and bathtub temperature water. I use a hydration pack on nearly every ride in nearly every kind of weather (I use an insulation system for winter...
Forum: Touring
08-16-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,823
Posted By raybo

My review of the PedalCell, an impressive rim dynamo

I just finished testing of the PedalCell, a new rim dynamo that is designed to charge USB devices while you ride. I was impressed by how much charge it delivered. If you tour with USB-chargeable...
07-12-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,013
Posted By veganbikes

That bike above is a death trap. Those that spend...

That bike above is a death trap. Those that spend their time hating e-bikes should hate gas conversions 10 billion times more. I won't even get started on what is probably a kid rock banner in the...
07-10-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,588
Posted By indyfabz

Use the toilet. Or get a second litter box....

Use the toilet. Or get a second litter box. Bathroom competition problem solved. :D
07-10-21, 01:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,588
Posted By canklecat

I don't even need to leave home to know I'm...

I don't even need to leave home to know I'm getting older and slower. When I get up in the middle of the night to pee, my 16 year old cat gets to the litter box first -- with cats, getting up to pee...
07-06-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,958
Posted By genejockey

Also, I'll have you know my diet is not full of...

Also, I'll have you know my diet is not full of 'artificial crap'. It's full of REAL crap! ;)
Forum: Touring
07-06-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,376
Posted By andrewclaus

I'm going to use this. Good saying. I don't know...

I'm going to use this. Good saying. I don't know how many times, on my long trips, I've run into people who say they'd take a long trip if they only had the time. My reply is you'll never have months...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 14,663
Posted By krakhaus

You show up to a club ride with no helmet, they...

You show up to a club ride with no helmet, they say you can't ride with them, but you do anyway, then you crash. I think you made their point quite well.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 14,663
Posted By colnago62

There is this thing called liability. Groups tend...

There is this thing called liability. Groups tend to try to reduce that as much as possible. Around here, if you showed up with no helmet to an organized ride without signing the waiver, you would be...
06-07-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,136
Posted By cb400bill

Rather than move this pointless thread to P&R, we...

Rather than move this pointless thread to P&R, we are just going to close it.
06-01-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,203
Posted By 10 Wheels

How far can you Spit?

How far can you Spit?
05-29-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,342
Posted By cyccommute

“Black and orange” patches describe almost every...

“Black and orange” patches describe almost every patch out there. Just because they are the same color doesn’t mean that they are all the same. Many of them...well, most of them...are just bit of...
05-29-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,342
Posted By freeranger

Another vote for Velox rim cloth tape. Also, use...

Another vote for Velox rim cloth tape. Also, use a cotton ball or used drier sheet to go around the rim--they will snag on anything and if there's something in the rim, you'll find it! I've found...
05-28-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,342
Posted By base2

My first thought is patch application. You are...

My first thought is patch application. You are abrading the tube & letting the vulcanizing compound ("glue") completely dry before applying the patch, right? Yes? Good.

Secondly, how much spoke is...
05-26-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,939
Posted By Noahma

Stick with me here. Are you sure its the chain?...

Stick with me here. Are you sure its the chain? Do you actually see it skipping?

The reason I ask this. I had an issue with my Trek Checkpoint where the pawls in the rear wheel hub were not...
05-26-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,605
Posted By Pop N Wood

I've sold all of 4 bicycles in my whole life, but...

I've sold all of 4 bicycles in my whole life, but the times I did I priced them to sell. Too much work dealing with people who never show up.
05-18-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,102
Posted By cxwrench

This thread should be in 'bicycle mechanics' not...

This thread should be in 'bicycle mechanics' not GD.
05-17-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,376
Posted By indyfabz

Not me. I spend my money on things that will do...

Not me. I spend my money on things that will do what I want them to do. Those racks alone have a replacement value of around $450. I doubt you will ever have this much enjoyment on a bike.

...
05-17-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,376
Posted By BlazingPedals

It looks like your standard department-store...

It looks like your standard department-store hybrid. I seriously doubt most of us here would classify it as 'lightweight,' but at least it doesn't have suspension to weigh it down even more. It's...
05-16-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,227
Posted By veganbikes

Keep in mind you aren't selling whatever you are...

Keep in mind you aren't selling whatever you are selling, you are selling yourself. If people like you and think you are honest and truthful and pleasing to be around they will want to buy. If you...
05-14-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,779
Posted By rsbob

As people age they tend to stiffen. We have all...

As people age they tend to stiffen. We have all see older men with a shuffling gate due to stiffness. I stretched before going on runs and have always done the same for cycling. At 66, I stretch...
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