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Forum: Foo
12-28-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 982
Posted By StupidlyBrave

https://c.tenor.com/5K72-R8R8s0AAAAC/ice-scraping-...

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12-28-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Christmas present from my 90-year-old mother: mirror gloves

Since threads about mirrors show up here periodically, I thought I would share this. For Christmas my 90-year-old mother gave me a pair of Sharper Image mirror cycling gloves. I usually don't take...
Forum: Foo
12-25-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,310
Posted By thook

Powerball? Would it really cost that much? Or,...

Powerball? Would it really cost that much? Or, you're just exaggerating....lol?

I've had to do a number of DIY repairs on the ol' Rome Eagle Lassie. Here's a web image of it.....though mine...
Forum: Foo
12-25-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,310
Posted By indyfabz

This one: ...

This one:


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10-27-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,000
Posted By Rolla

“Countless” reasons? I can think of maybe two and...

“Countless” reasons? I can think of maybe two and they aren’t especially good ones. If people yell at you often enough to start a thread about it, I gotta wonder how good yours are.
10-27-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,000
Posted By rebel1916

The clueless noobs/pedestrians apparently know...

The clueless noobs/pedestrians apparently know better than you.
10-27-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,000
Posted By livedarklions

Sorry, you really have no clue about statistics. ...

Sorry, you really have no clue about statistics. You're wayyyyyyy more likely to get hit at an intersection or a driveway when you're coming from the direction the driver isn't looking at, y'know,...
10-07-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,671
Posted By Andy_K

This is the first thing on this thread that...

This is the first thing on this thread that actually made me wince to look at it. Definitely the front runner for my vote so far.
10-06-21, 04:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,890
Posted By shelbyfv

Take it to the shop. If they replaced some parts...

Take it to the shop. If they replaced some parts and it's not working right, best to let them sort it. No good will come from random fumbling with stuff.
10-05-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,276
Posted By Bmach

There should be some blame placed on the cyclist...

There should be some blame placed on the cyclist also. In a perfect world, neither the driver and passenger would not have done what they did. This is not a perfect world, so why would any cyclist...
10-02-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,100
Posted By shelbyfv

Kudos for an original post.:thumb: Not even...

Kudos for an original post.:thumb: Not even Winter yet....
10-01-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,730
Posted By Harold74

It's not but, clearly, not all of us share that...

It's not but, clearly, not all of us share that perspective so some elaboration has been helpful. Is it really that painful to have a simple conversation about this with folks who see things...
Forum: Touring
09-30-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,196
Posted By cyccommute

Since I知 the one who brought it up, I値l address...

Since I知 the one who brought it up, I値l address it. I知 not saying that touring frames are prone to breaking. I really doubt that a touring frame is any more or any less delicate than any other...
09-28-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,730
Posted By jpescatore

I eschewed cycling shorts (padded or unpadded)...

I eschewed cycling shorts (padded or unpadded) for many years but when I started touring I bought a cheap pair, mainly because the material is easy to wash and squeeze out and have it dry quickly. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 04:54 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,336
Posted By PeteHski

That's only the reality for individual riders who...

That's only the reality for individual riders who DON'T like disc brakes. Disc brakes certainly didn't happen despite everyone hating them. Engineering (IME) is not as marketing led as some people...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 03:09 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,336
Posted By PeteHski

While this is true, competition between rival...

While this is true, competition between rival brands will inevitably drive what technology is actually used on the bikes to make them competitive.
Or do you think none of the bike manufacturers try...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 02:12 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,336
Posted By Branko D

While pros ride what they are sponsored to ride,...

While pros ride what they are sponsored to ride, the impetus to stop making frames rim brake compatible comes from consumers overwhelmingly buying disc brake bikes.

​​​​The vocal minority which...
09-11-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,133
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

A PV adapter carried on the pedal was a pretty...

A PV adapter carried on the pedal was a pretty common practice at one time. A time when you topped off your tires at gas station air pumps ( for free! ) and refilled your water bottle ( always...
09-11-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,133
Posted By chiefkurtz

This sounds like something my sister in law would...

This sounds like something my sister in law would say...no matter which route I take to a destination, she'll tell me about another one I could have taken.
09-11-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,133
Posted By thook

isn't there a subforum for inflatable pedals?? :D

isn't there a subforum for inflatable pedals?? :D
09-05-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By tempocyclist

Definitely not the fixie.

Definitely not the fixie.
Forum: Commuting
09-02-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,449
Posted By tyrion

If you're located close to an REI store I'd go...

If you're located close to an REI store I'd go with the REI, hands down. They have great service, free tune up after break-in, and their house brand is always good value. Plus you have a year to...
08-31-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 6,533
Posted By livedarklions

I left my phone at home once and nearly missed...

I left my phone at home once and nearly missed the last opportunity to renew my car's warranty.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,260
Posted By Juan Foote

I would put it like this. If you were riding...

I would put it like this.

If you were riding an event or competition with other like skilled individuals that would expect riders to be taking advantage where they can....that's one thing.
In a...
08-21-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,171
Posted By juvela

----- 1969-1970 original chainset was...

-----

1969-1970

original chainset was Zeus Competition

original brakeset was Weinmann centerpull

original gear ensemble was Simplex Prestige
08-08-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,888
Posted By JohnDThompson

Huret Jubilee, FTW. One of the lightest, as well.

Huret Jubilee, FTW. One of the lightest, as well.
08-07-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,888
Posted By SurferRosa

Depends on the bike. I probably prefer Super...

Depends on the bike. I probably prefer Super Record for an '80s bike, but Nuovo Record usually works for '60s - '80s.

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First gen...
08-06-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,542
Posted By 10 Wheels

When I was 11, She Thought so. She liked the...

When I was 11, She Thought so.
She liked the Bike and One Day She wanted to Kiss All Day Long.
So we did....
08-05-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,051
Posted By Milton Keynes

Preferably when you're 5 feet from your driveway.

Preferably when you're 5 feet from your driveway.
08-05-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,051
Posted By GlennR

When i'm on my way home.

When i'm on my way home.
08-05-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 901
Posted By tiger1964

Looks like the OP's is a 32-gallon Blue Hawk,...

Looks like the OP's is a 32-gallon Blue Hawk, likely from Lowe's; I've had mixed results with these. Early ones held up well, later models crack readily.

Oh, wait, wrong forum. :o
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 9,422
Posted By billnuke1

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Easy bolt on…never had my foot slip out!...
07-24-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,165
Posted By livedarklions

BS. A decent hybrid is an excellent fit for...

BS.

A decent hybrid is an excellent fit for urban riding, and my FX 3 really was an excellent flat bar road bike.
07-18-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,725
Posted By 79pmooney

I won't claim to know if he's (edit: Pogacar)...

I won't claim to know if he's (edit: Pogacar) doping. But, he won this race by 5 minutes over three weeks. He had no significant crashes or mechanicals, one bad day where he manged to lose little...
07-17-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,561
Posted By 10 Wheels

I loved these Never worried about a fall. Half...

I loved these Never worried about a fall.
Half Clips. Size 13 shoes
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07-17-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,436
Posted By prairiepedaler

Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 8,358
Posted By PeteHski

But if they were actually rubbish people would...

But if they were actually rubbish people would soon stop buying them, even if they believed every word of marketing BS. IME you can't market a turd for very long without people catching on. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 8,358
Posted By tomato coupe

Again, your argument is based on 90% of the...

Again, your argument is based on 90% of the bike-buying public being incapable of seeing past the advertising and making an objective decision.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 8,358
Posted By PeteHski

Being a long term mountain biker, I was already...

Being a long term mountain biker, I was already pretty sold on disc brakes. So for me it was an easy choice when I went back to road bikes and I was actually quite pleased to see disc brakes on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 8,358
Posted By tomato coupe

The bike manufacturers offered both vanilla and...

The bike manufacturers offered both vanilla and chocolate, and people chose chocolate by a 10:1 ratio. The "manufacturers shoved disc brakes down our throats" theory assumes 90% of the bike-buying...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 8,358
Posted By tomato coupe

For the umpteenth time, manufacturers didn't...

For the umpteenth time, manufacturers didn't "shove disc brakes down our throats" -- they offered both types, and consumers opted for disc brakes by a wide margin.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 8,358
Posted By Badger6

Not a chance. The shift to discs has been driven...

Not a chance. The shift to discs has been driven entirely by pros who want to drive harder into the corners and need a useful braking option that is both more powerful and easier to modulate. They...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 8,358
Posted By Branko D

According to Strava, I have 2200km on current...

According to Strava, I have 2200km on current pads which are still good for a good bit. Last pads I replaced after 5700km and they were really worn. The ones before that 5900km.

I live in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 8,358
Posted By Doomrider74

Hopefully never. Rim brakes are a poor design:...

Hopefully never. Rim brakes are a poor design: any essential system that works by wearing away a structural component of your bike is an inherently flawed design and should be re-thought. Disc brakes...
07-05-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,954
Posted By Mikefule

Mainly psychology. If you slack off on a fixed,...

Mainly psychology. If you slack off on a fixed, the bike lets you know that it's noticed. At the same ratio and the same cadence, the speed will be the same. However, there is no "flywheel effect'...
07-03-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 919
Posted By But its me

Try searching for m5 nylon hex socket screws on...

Try searching for m5 nylon hex socket screws on eBay and ample are listed for cheap.
06-29-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 10,140
Posted By UniChris

The difference in usability between a small CRT...

The difference in usability between a small CRT and say a 21-24 inch modern flatscreen is immediately apparent, nevermind the more serious issue of energy usage and the never quite settled x-ray...
06-29-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 10,140
Posted By Rolla

Many of the features on that 1978 steel road bike...

Many of the features on that 1978 steel road bike were once "innovations" designed for a "competitive edge," and there was some skeptic waxing nostalgic about how his 1935 ballooner was just as good....
06-29-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 10,140
Posted By MattTheHat

These types of posts crack me up. Does *anyone*...

These types of posts crack me up. Does *anyone* actually *need* a bike? No. Walking or running work fine. We *could* all be riding single speed beach cruisers! I think the average consumer is pretty...
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