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11-16-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 914
Posted By rumrunn6

I've seen front wheel water shoot straight out to...

I've seen front wheel water shoot straight out to the side
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11-14-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By late

Midnight Diner on Netflix

Midnight Diner is a Japanese series, with subtitles. Takes place in a little hole in the wall restaurant (there's got to be a million of them in Japan) in a dingy little alley. It opens at midnite,...
11-07-21, 02:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,393
Posted By poprad

Alex Singer Cycles and culture

BF C&Vers,
I've been on a bit of a cycling journey of sorts these past few years. Moving to Paris wasn't the cycling heaven I had expected, and I found the urban terrain much less welcoming...
10-26-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 837
Posted By Kapusta

Well I saw a good deal on the steel fork and...

Well I saw a good deal on the steel fork and decided to give it a shot. Can't ride it yet due to a broken shifter, but here are my first 2 observations:

The color match is just a tad off. The fork...
10-24-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 888
Posted By mrv

fi∑as∑co /fēˈaskō/ noun a thing that is...

fi∑as∑co
/fēˈaskō/
noun

a thing that is a complete failure, especially in a ludicrous or humiliating way.

...
10-16-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,204
Posted By Miele Man

What surprised me was that I was able to continue...

What surprised me was that I was able to continue on to the store I was going to and then ride home. I guess I could have had those brazed back on but I just scrapped the frame instead.

I have a...
10-15-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1991) GIANT Excursion and SPECIALIZED Sequoia

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10-11-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 115
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1991) BRUCE GORDON Rock 'n Road Tour

Hey, wasn't this just reviewed?
Yeah, sort of. The standard version of the RnR was reviewed in 1989 and posted a few months ago:...
10-03-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 888
Posted By mrv

sil-braze practice

Seems like I to ride more than bodge, so my post fixture took me a long timeÖ.. and several beersÖ..
pic below is just about the final version.
the boss below is a silver braze. Iím going to...
09-28-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1991) Value Bikes FUJI, DIAMOND BACK, and SCHWINN

Club FUJI, DIAMOND BACK Expert TG, and SCHWINN Paramount Series 3 PDG are featured.
...
09-13-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 561
Posted By smontanaro

Frame/fork weights & dimensions - any interest?

A recent weight weenie thread on Classic Rendezvous and my experience dunking three different frames in oxalic acid over the past week got me thinking it might be interesting to weigh and measure...
09-05-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 888
Posted By mrv

Schwinn Hi-Bread 650B(odge) Project

Cheers, everyone. Happy Labor Day.
Contemplating a bad idea in a serious way. One could argue the definition of "hobby" is spending a spare bit of money on something you shouldn't, using time you'll...
08-18-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,196
Posted By ksryder

Yes this is a new and fresh observation that has...

Yes this is a new and fresh observation that has never been discussed.
08-18-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,196
Posted By tdilf

I'll answer your second question - It's just you.

I'll answer your second question - It's just you.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By Bob Dopolina

First Ride in Ages

I used to train and race quite seriously (a legend in my own mind). Every day the ride had a purpose, a focus, and was documented and measured. I did enjoy this aspect of it but it seemed more a job...
07-10-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 239
Posted By SpeedofLite

40 Years Ago: July 1981 in Bicycling magazine

Hey! I increased the file size of the images by 50% in hopes this might help readability on whatever device you're using.
Let me know if this works better, worse, or no different. Thanks!
...
06-30-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 17,274
Posted By carpediemracing

First, congrats on actually starting the race,...

First, congrats on actually starting the race, then finishing and even "participating" and placing in the race. Great job!

On results... 15 min protest period after results are posted, to make...
06-23-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1989) BRUCE GORDON Rock 'n Road

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,607
Posted By aplcr0331

Oh don't be a fuddy duddy. You think if we all...

Oh don't be a fuddy duddy. You think if we all just rode at 8mph and happily waved at all the *******s in their brodozers that they would all of the sudden be nice to us?

Stop with the the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,563
Posted By GhostRider62

It is not hard to measure a difference of 5-10...

It is not hard to measure a difference of 5-10 watts.

An average recreational cyclist moving at 17 mph could see an increase to 17.5 with small changes in tires with same power input. Large...
05-23-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1,569
Views: 315,992
Posted By franswa

Endless rain here it seems

First ride on the Double Cross

https://youtu.be/ozzXfjb9HoY
05-22-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1988) Steel Frames -- State of the Art

Long article. Photos of the bikes and their specs along with a Columbus tubing ad are posted below.
A pdf copy of the complete article is available for downloading for a week or so here:...
05-18-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By steelbikeguy

and the conclusion of the road tests! p90 ...

and the conclusion of the road tests!

p90
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04-22-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,053
Posted By njkayaker

This is ridiculous. The videos show they...

This is ridiculous.

The videos show they were doing things like popping wheelies on roads with cars.

That's really not just being "a jerk".

It's unsafe and reckless.
04-22-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,053
Posted By blacknbluebikes

As someone who lives 14 miles from Perth Amboy,...

As someone who lives 14 miles from Perth Amboy, I'll go ahead and stick my hat in the ring.
1. I think the cops are doing the kids a favor by using "bike license" as an official reason here. ...
04-10-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By masi61

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As configured here, the sizing is in line with...
04-09-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,037
Posted By kingston

Jan pays for his testing with the marketing...

Jan pays for his testing with the marketing budget not the R&D budget so it doesn't have to be all that precise.
04-08-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,037
Posted By Wildwood

The current belief that fat tires at low pressure...

The current belief that fat tires at low pressure have 'almost' the same rolling resistance as skinnier hard tires is 100%BS.
Yan is selling superb fat tires at high prices - you need alternative...
03-09-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 42,530
Posted By Doge

Might sound that way, and that is OK with me, but...

Might sound that way, and that is OK with me, but they were a bit of a thing in SoCal late 80's early 90s. Through my excellent talent identification I managed first mixed tandem in Mexicali San...
05-26-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,688
Posted By fourfa

I didn't actually need to read this to know his...

I didn't actually need to read this to know his conclusions would be:
1. If tests show dedicated road bikes are faster, those tests are stupid and irrelevant and wrong, racing is stupid
2. If any...
04-21-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,567
Posted By fliplap

Coronavirus has effectively killed randonneuring...

Coronavirus has effectively killed randonneuring and touring for awhile, so I stitched up some new portage, a mini zipper front bag and a tool roll, for closer-to-home adventures.
...
Forum: Touring
10-19-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,728
Posted By teacherlady

What a great question!

One day in the summer of 1968, my father announced we were going to bicycle from our home on eastern Long Island (south of Stonybrook, New York) to Bar Harbor, Maine, about 450 miles. My little...
09-20-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 1,569
Views: 315,992
Posted By TimothyH

I took a gravel vacation this week. Among...

I took a gravel vacation this week.

Among the highlights were seeing two bears, one not ten minutes into the first day's ride.
...
Replies: 9
Views: 2,463
Posted By samkl

PBP ride report (long)

It’s been a month, almost, which has given my brain enough time to process the insanity that was PBP. I don’t mean that in a derogatory way—yes, some of the insanity was bad, but some of it was good,...
09-05-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 79,764
Posted By Metieval

fulcrums, levers, effort, loads a bicycle...

fulcrums, levers, effort, loads
a bicycle brake lever is a class 1 lever.

the farther down the lever from the fulcrum we go , requires less effort. It is simple science. yet all of a sudden...
09-02-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 25,362
Posted By cudak888

On the contrary, our forum and our members do not...

On the contrary, our forum and our members do not exist to serve the needs of the greedy. We are not a charity.

I happen to think that fly-by-night info seekers are inconsiderate when they:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,309
Posted By WhyFi

This article again? Yay. :bday:

This article again? Yay. :bday:
08-16-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,168
Posted By HTupolev

Trek's new Domane will change gravel cycling...

Trek's new Domane will change gravel cycling forever!
08-08-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 33,057
Posted By livedarklions

No, you're doing the exact same thing you do with...

No, you're doing the exact same thing you do with the Walmart bike bit. I just asked you to actually contribute something informative about harassment instead of yet another "BF posters" whine, and...
07-29-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 24,570
Views: 2,278,941
Posted By TimothyH

Today my daughter begins her move from Atlanta to...

Today my daughter begins her move from Atlanta to Berkeley, CA for graduate school.

This is the view from the passenger seat of the car as she hit the interstate heading west.
...
07-27-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,933
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Thatís Stage One of the womenís 2019 ATOC. They...

Thatís Stage One of the womenís 2019 ATOC. They are coming down Gobernador Canyon Road and turning right into Highway 192. I often do that same ride but not nearly as fast, after all I am an old...
05-11-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,215
Posted By TimothyH

What does this mean? I've never heard of the...

What does this mean? I've never heard of the term.



I have two new routes, both carved out of the larger Tour de Liverance event.

Elijay East: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29719483
Elijay...
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