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03-16-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,290
Posted By Artmo

Asthma and mild COPD, 79+. Will ride, but no cafe...

Asthma and mild COPD, 79+. Will ride, but no cafe coffee stop with the gang.
03-15-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,290
Posted By Biker395

I had the same reaction. I didn't hear the...

I had the same reaction. I didn't hear the speech, but someone that did said that although he used the word "isolate," what he really was referring to was more in the order of a quarantine. That...
03-15-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,290
Posted By CliffordK

My guess is it is just fine to tend one's cacti...

My guess is it is just fine to tend one's cacti and century plants outside in California. However, until they get a handle on the Coronavirus epidemic, it may be prudent to limit one's random...
03-12-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,728
Posted By indyfabz

Telling you would take some of the mystery out of...

Telling you would take some of the mystery out of your life. I cannot, in good conscience, be responsible for that.
03-12-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,728
Posted By TKJava

This looks interesting depending on who you are...

This looks interesting depending on who you are and where you ride. Over the last few years I have noticed more women riding on the roads I ride. Along with that an increase in women who are out...
03-12-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,611
Posted By cnnx

I'm dong pretty good with that already, but Im...

I'm dong pretty good with that already, but Im always inside since i work from home 40 hours a week and dont drive, so Im thinking biking will be good for me as soon as the weather permits
03-12-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,611
Posted By TK LP

The war on weight is won in the kitchen, not on...

The war on weight is won in the kitchen, not on the bike. Riding will increase you fitness, and contribute to calorie burn, but you need to adjust your diet for weight loss.
03-11-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By Gresp15C

What's actually worn out? It would surprise me if...

What's actually worn out? It would surprise me if the bike can't be restored to full glory by replacing the chain and cluster. I think that unless you're passionate about single speed riding as an...
03-10-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,734
Posted By Mad Honk

Absolutely correct on the cog orientation when...

Absolutely correct on the cog orientation when re-assembling. When the new winner sprocket boards came out it was common for new technicians to reverse the cogs when building the freewheels and have...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By Ogsarg

If you don't know what you want to gain from the...

If you don't know what you want to gain from the upgrade then you shouldn't do the upgrade.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By HTupolev

What do you dislike about your current gearing...

What do you dislike about your current gearing arrangement? What problems are you trying to solve with the change?

Are you happy with your current lowest gear? Are you happy with your current...
03-09-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,043
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Probably, even though driving and texting is...

Probably, even though driving and texting is illegal in MD. I don't like making uninformed guesses though ... the driver may have had a severe medical event. I hope that they do a thorough...
03-08-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 846
Posted By ascherer

Mostly done - 1971 International Townie

The transformation of my International to an internally-geared lightweight commuter/townie is finally mostly done. A few tweaks to saddle height and lighting options will happen but I think it's...
03-08-20, 03:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,751
Posted By CycleryNorth81

Rule #10...

Rule #10 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=10) - "It never gets easier, you just go faster."
They claim this quote is from Greg Leman. Who is GREG LEMAN?...
03-07-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,031
Posted By August West

+1 for the Take-A-Look. I'd be lost without it...

+1 for the Take-A-Look. I'd be lost without it and even purchased a second one a couple of weeks ago to have as a spare in case something happens to my current one.
03-07-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,031
Posted By GeneO

another vote for take-a-look.

another vote for take-a-look.
03-07-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,031
Posted By Ogsarg

I use a take-a-look mirror on my road bike. It...

I use a take-a-look mirror on my road bike. It attaches to your glasses and is very effective. I don't ride without it...or at least not on the road.

https://takealookactive.com/
03-06-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 835
Posted By Korina

Go for it! Who cares about the monetary value of...

Go for it! Who cares about the monetary value of the bike? Unless you intend to flip it, you'll likely put more money into it than it will be objectively worth, but it'll look and ride better than...
03-06-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 835
Posted By cb400bill

I say prep it yourself and have it powder coated....

I say prep it yourself and have it powder coated. And, keep it orange!
03-06-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,002
Posted By pdlamb

One might also reasonably conclude that older...

One might also reasonably conclude that older bike racks should be inspected periodically, and worn or aged parts (like nylon straps) replaced as needed.
03-04-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1,774
Views: 320,905
Posted By tkamd73

Built this up from a NOS frame, guy in our...

Built this up from a NOS frame, guy in our neighborhood had it in his basement, for a lot of years. 1978 according to the serial number, originally gold, with lots of paint damage from moving and...
01-13-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1,774
Views: 320,905
Posted By BFisher

Well, today was the day. I hit a familiar loop...

Well, today was the day. I hit a familiar loop this morning after one last check that everything was tightened and ready to go. I live on a hill, and the descent to the main street was smooth. The...
12-12-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,509
Posted By Baboo

I don’t know about labels car free, car light,...

I don’t know about labels car free, car light, how important is it really except to achieve status on this forum. I have been married over 50 years and my experience tells me that if you wife isn’t...
11-11-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,484
Posted By surlyprof

Have you looked into Catalyst pedals...

Have you looked into Catalyst pedals (https://pedalinginnovations.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwbmvs-3j5QIV5x6tBh06GgvUEAAYASAAEgKsG_D_BwE)?I bought a pair for my mountain bike when I was having tendon...
11-07-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,507
Posted By seypat

My advice is build up a beater for the son and...

My advice is build up a beater for the son and keep the Bianchi at home.
11-07-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,507
Posted By niliraga

that's a nice Bianchi, so seconded on the U-Lock...

that's a nice Bianchi, so seconded on the U-Lock + cable for the front.

Me, I like the Kryptonite 7" Mini as a good compromise size, and I think using the Sheldon method of locking the rear rim...
11-07-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,507
Posted By SurferRosa

Boy wants a car from his dad. Dad says, "first,...

Boy wants a car from his dad.
Dad says, "first, you gotta cut that hair."
Boy says, "hey, Dad, Jesus had long hair."
And Dad says, "that's right son. Jesus walked everywhere."
...
11-07-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 916
Posted By squirtdad

If you are having a custom bike built, i am not...

If you are having a custom bike built, i am not sure why you would need a fitting as the custom builder should have an established method for doing that, even or especially remotely. here is an...
11-05-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,519
Posted By Kapusta

Your aversion to indoor training is of no...

Your aversion to indoor training is of no relevance in this thread.

Your response is about as useful as responding to a thread asking about what guitar people like to play by stating that you hate...
11-04-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,220
Posted By Miele Man

I made sure that all items under my insurance are...

I made sure that all items under my insurance are insured for REPLACMENT value.

Cheers
11-04-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,220
Posted By VegasTriker

Check with the other driver's insurance company. ...

Check with the other driver's insurance company. They are obligated to make you "whole". If they balk at paying $100 for the bike rack threaten to take her to small claims court and give here the...
11-04-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,220
Posted By TiHabanero

Why in the world not claim the rack? Regardless...

Why in the world not claim the rack? Regardless of the dollar volume of the claim, your premium will go up. Insurance companies never lose, they just increase your premium. I know, as I work for an...
11-04-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,220
Posted By Rides4Beer

You were rear ended, make her insurance pay for...

You were rear ended, make her insurance pay for everything, new hatch and a new rack. Why wouldn't you "bother"? She is at fault, I wouldn't pay for a thing.
11-04-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,519
Posted By hubcyclist

Apologies in advance for the snarkiness, I just...

Apologies in advance for the snarkiness, I just see this way too often. Why the need to weigh in on riding outside when the question was about indoor product recommendations? Why is riding outside in...
09-13-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By due ruote

Sounds like you will probably be in one or two...

Sounds like you will probably be in one or two gears the majority of the time. I would play with a gear calculator and figure out what chainring you need to have your best gears in the center of the...
09-02-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 22,267
Posted By cb400bill

You guys have no idea. It is more like 99.99%. ...

You guys have no idea. It is more like 99.99%. We used to get hammered by spam bot computers with hundreds, yes hundreds, of automated spams. Most of you never saw it because we have always been...
08-16-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,286
Posted By JaccoW

And there I am carrying this toolkit every time I...

And there I am carrying this toolkit every time I go out. :D

The Knipex wrench plier is great for every single bolt between 0-27mm. Shame it isn't a bit bigger or else I could have adjusted my...
07-30-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,629
Posted By cooker

You are no longer LCF. However, nobody thinks...

You are no longer LCF. However, nobody thinks less of you.
07-30-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,629
Posted By johann

Not to sound preachy (in other words gonna sound...

Not to sound preachy (in other words gonna sound preachy because gonna use the word “but”).... but, sometimes folks seem to see electric cars and autonomous vehicles as a solution to a fuzzily...
06-27-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,095
Posted By Bandera

After tripping over dumped e-scooters littering...

After tripping over dumped e-scooters littering the downtown sidewalks it's inevitable that someone will treat them like litter, although that is an unacceptable receptacle in which to discard them. ...
06-06-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,816
Posted By ryansu

Nice Centurion OP lost out on one like that a few...

Nice Centurion OP lost out on one like that a few years ago but came up with a Nishiki Cresta GT, I might suggest doing a shorter tour first as a shake down which should help you figure out what...
06-06-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,816
Posted By crank_addict

Take advantage of the fork! It has the brazons...

Take advantage of the fork! It has the brazons for mid-mount rack and lowriders. I suggest the majority weight bias forward. You'll notice a difference on steel frames. (For touring on aluminum...
06-06-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,816
Posted By Hobbiano

I'd keep your wheels, 36/ 40 spokes, sealed hubs,...

I'd keep your wheels, 36/ 40 spokes, sealed hubs, nice rims, made for touring. So what if they're a little heavy? How many lighter, modern wheels will still be in good shape 35
years from now? Maybe...
06-06-19, 12:18 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,816
Posted By bwilli88

Here is mine, an 81, I went full Shimano 5700 10...

Here is mine, an 81, I went full Shimano 5700 10 speed, Brifters, Half step + granny. I want a Nitto M14 rear rack someday. I love mine, the riser stem looks odd but it works for me....
06-05-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,816
Posted By bargainguy

First mechanical change I'd make: Replace the...

First mechanical change I'd make: Replace the downtube shifters with barcons. Keeping a hand on the handlebar as I shift is important when I start carrying any kind of load up front. Helps steady the...
06-05-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,816
Posted By Salamandrine

IMO you are pretty good to go. Make sure...

IMO you are pretty good to go. Make sure everything that's repackable has been repacked, an everything is properly set up, lubed and adjusted.

If you were to upgrade something, I agree the...
10-13-18, 02:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,521
Posted By JoeyBike

Peace and quiet is what I'm all about. "There is...

Peace and quiet is what I'm all about. "There is no companion as companionable as solitude" - Henry David Thoreau.
05-21-17, 05:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,867
Posted By jj1091

Probably for the same reason that nobody calls...

Probably for the same reason that nobody calls 700c wheels 622's. The nomenclature has been around for quite some time, they were stock on my 1975 Peugeot, even has 650b stamped on the rim. Same...
05-15-14, 11:56 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,608
Posted By jimmuller

Px10's had 52-45? That's a curious set. I can...

Px10's had 52-45? That's a curious set. I can see no ideal cog set for that but perhaps that doesn't matter. A corncob FW won't require in-between gears, I wouldn't think.
You may be right about...
05-12-14, 05:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,608
Posted By old's'cool

Unlike some posters in this thread, a 6-8%...

Unlike some posters in this thread, a 6-8% half-step in the cruising range is ideal for me. Not saying it should suit everyone though. :)
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