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01-21-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,416
Posted By SurferRosa

I gotta follow rule 8 due to rule 1. Guilt is a...

I gotta follow rule 8 due to rule 1. Guilt is a great motivator. Maybe I learned that every Sunday morning growing up.
01-21-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,416
Posted By Drillium Dude

How To Ride A Bike Forever

I recently received Rivendell's Parts & Accessories Fall-Winter 2000 No. 7 catalog after purchasing it on Ebay. Although not the version I thought it was (I was thinking it was the version with more...
01-11-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,597
Posted By rutan74

Job offers? That's great but I am now at the...

Job offers? That's great but I am now at the stage where I have less than 2 years to go before I embark on my final job, riding a bike full time. Right now, it feels like I am spending more time...
01-09-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,597
Posted By ZIPP2001

Job offers !

After a crazy Christmas season and ownership issues I decided to put some feelers out. Well that didn't take long with-in a weeks time and two interviews in two days I have two job offers. I have...
01-04-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,538
Posted By Jeff Wills

A friend of mine is a cyclist and a quilter. She...

A friend of mine is a cyclist and a quilter. She and her husband ride together a bunch. (He's not a quilter.)

My wife has 1 bike, I have 6. She let's me keep all the bikes in the garage, along...
01-04-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,538
Posted By Classtime

Sounds like you have room for two bikes. That...

Sounds like you have room for two bikes. That means you really have room for three😊
If you can sell one before or soon after you acquire another for more than you paid for it and let your wife know...
01-04-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,671
Posted By rydabent

If you commit a crime, you should be in jail. In...

If you commit a crime, you should be in jail. In this case it was "one of our own" that was shot.
01-04-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,048
Posted By bikingshearer

Since it's going to be a Frankenbike, why not let...

Since it's going to be a Frankenbike, why not let it look like a Frankenbike? (And I use the term affectionately.)
01-04-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,048
Posted By rando_couche

Actually, it's kinda cool, in a bizarre sort of...

Actually, it's kinda cool, in a bizarre sort of way.
01-04-21, 12:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,671
Posted By CB HI

Correct, seems chopping off a hand or head works...

Correct, seems chopping off a hand or head works much better. Or they might not just report the real numbers like China, North Korea, etc. Re-education camps seem to be magical places.
01-03-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,505
Posted By nlerner

Iím very sorry for your loss and very much look...

Iím very sorry for your loss and very much look forward to an outdoors pic off your Bottechia the next time you take her out.
01-03-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,505
Posted By nlerner

Sob! That's a bike just screaming to be let...

Sob! That's a bike just screaming to be let outside.
01-03-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,505
Posted By dedhed

I'm planning on using my stimulus for a new...

I'm planning on using my stimulus for a new garage door.
01-03-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,505
Posted By seypat

That's a bold statement. Here comes the torches...

That's a bold statement. Here comes the torches and pitchforks. :D
01-03-21, 04:48 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,505
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Be prepared, if you bring it, you will...

:thumb: Be prepared, if you bring it, you will likely not need it, if you don't bring it, well........

Just to illustrate, I carry a dual mini pump that can also use CO2 and a fully functional...
01-03-21, 04:33 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,505
Posted By Nemosengineer

What bugs me are bikes that are ridden without a...

What bugs me are bikes that are ridden without a proper tool kit, pump, patch kit, spare tube, or money on board. I know it's not the bikes fault yet I feel sorry for the bike... The rider not so...
01-02-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,505
Posted By Classtime

It appears that the act of expressing what bike...

It appears that the act of expressing what bike stuff one is bugged by -- that doesn't bother others -- is pissing others off. Weird. Stop pissing. Save it for a sister thread: "What about your...
01-02-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,505
Posted By BFisher

Any time one feels compelled to critique bike fit...

Any time one feels compelled to critique bike fit over the internet aimed at a person you not only have never met, but have actually never seen, consider what it sounds like on the receiving end.
...
01-02-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,671
Posted By Paul Barnard

Statistically speaking, they likely could have...

Statistically speaking, they likely could have still been in jail for previous violent offenses were it not for leniency in our penal system.
01-02-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,505
Posted By Dfrost

Guess another thing that bugs me is people...

Guess another thing that bugs me is people critical of others’ positions on their bikes that are clearly ridden often and long!

I’d love to be around when those of you critical of drop bars close...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,856
Posted By colnago62

I spent $90.00 on a used frame and parts from an...

I spent $90.00 on a used frame and parts from an old bike and have a dedicated trainer.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,856
Posted By Dean V

Or get an old 10sp bike for yourself just to use...

Or get an old 10sp bike for yourself just to use on the trainer, rather than using your good bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,856
Posted By rubiksoval

Two Kickrs. Done! :D In all seriousness, the...

Two Kickrs. Done! :D

In all seriousness, the wheel on, ensuring correct tire pressure, ensuring correct resistance pressure, spin down routine gets old extremely quickly if you're going to be...
Forum: Foo
01-02-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 11,612
Views: 2,402,683
Posted By majmt

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x519/728fbf93_c117_4f0c_8d50_07ef47ead0ed_d296968e3fef2ec52745ed9e4f9c2786c6742017.jpeg
01-01-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,505
Posted By curbtender

I'm guessing the flip flop reference hit home.

I'm guessing the flip flop reference hit home.
01-01-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,505
Posted By Reynolds

No hate for e-bikes here. But to me they are not...

No hate for e-bikes here. But to me they are not bicycles, just light electric motorcycles.
They have a motor, bicycles don't.
01-01-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,505
Posted By davedela

Social reflection

At least where I live I think Roadies are probably a bit better than society in general when it comes to common courtesy. That being said there are plenty of problematic riders that seem too self...
01-01-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,505
Posted By Reynolds

Campagnolo 2 bolt seatpost is a great design IMO....

Campagnolo 2 bolt seatpost is a great design IMO.
Can't say the same about Thomson setback seatposts and press fit BBs.
01-01-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,505
Posted By iab

Cyclists hanging out at Starbucks. If you are...

Cyclists hanging out at Starbucks. If you are going get a coffee, at least get yourself a proper coffee.
01-01-21, 04:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,967
Posted By Machka

2020 was a great year! Definitely better than the...

2020 was a great year! Definitely better than the 2 years before it. We're healthy. We're relaxed. We caught up on sleep. We are not being hassled. We enjoyed working and attending university from...
01-01-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,967
Posted By DrIsotope

I lived like a hermit before, and nothing serious...

I lived like a hermit before, and nothing serious has changed now. I go to the store less. The wife works from home. The kids don't have to be driven to school every morning. We saved thousands...
Forum: Foo
12-31-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,114
Posted By downtube42

Relatively speaking, yup. But the bar's pretty...

Relatively speaking, yup. But the bar's pretty low.
12-31-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,967
Posted By ooga-booga

in no way minimizing what has happened and how...

in no way minimizing what has happened and how many have been afflicted and directly affected...but i miss beer rides.
Forum: Foo
12-31-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,114
Posted By wgscott

I can help! Winter drought leads to a much...

I can help!

Winter drought leads to a much worse fire season next summer.
Agent Orange and the Proud Boys void the election.
New Variant SARS-CoV-2 is resistant to the vaccines.
Everyone is...
Forum: Foo
12-31-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,114
Posted By texaspandj

My reliable Magic 8 ball said " Ask again...

My reliable Magic 8 ball said " Ask again later".
12-31-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,967
Posted By Seattle Forrest

It's been a year.

It was a year ago today that people learned about what would come to dominate our lives. At first it was a strange sickness in China, a draconian quarantine, and in my naivety and ignorance I...
12-31-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,505
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Cockpit when used in reference to a bike. If you...

Cockpit when used in reference to a bike. If you want to pretend your bike is an airplane, put a baseball card in your spokes.
12-31-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,505
Posted By Reynolds

Spelling that bugs me: Campagnola Peleton ...

Spelling that bugs me:
Campagnola
Peleton
Grouppo
12-31-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,671
Posted By Pop N Wood

When I lived in LA it was there was a newspaper...

When I lived in LA it was there was a newspaper story of some poor guy who got accosted on a city bike path in broad daylight by a gang of bike thieves. Even though he gave up his super expensive...
12-31-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,505
Posted By DiabloScott

Tire/Tyre is an interesting case. Whereas most...

Tire/Tyre is an interesting case. Whereas most spelling differences in English words started as English and got modified to be American, tire was the original spelling and the Brits modified it,...
12-31-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,505
Posted By Rocket-Sauce

Also, loud freehubs. I want the sensation of...

Also, loud freehubs. I want the sensation of silently flowing over the road. Flying.

The "swarm of angry bees" takes me right out of it.

All of my younger riding pals feel the opposite. They...
12-30-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,505
Posted By Het Volk

Electronic ******** Shifting We are turning our...

Electronic ******** Shifting
We are turning our bikes into mini motorcycles. The beauty of bikes was the mechanical simplicity. And between this, and now people riding e-bikes on bike paths,...
12-30-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,505
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Long presta valve stems on vintage rims.

Long presta valve stems on vintage rims.
12-30-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,505
Posted By Classtime

On other's bikes: Brake release levers in the...

On other's bikes:
Brake release levers in the released position.

On my bikes:
Aero brake levers with center pulls or cantilevers--Never Again!

Not even bikes:
ebikes without big blue...
12-30-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,505
Posted By nlerner

I donít mind that so much but calling a stem a...

I donít mind that so much but calling a stem a ďneckĒ always makes me cringe.
12-29-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,505
Posted By seypat

If we're getting things of our...

If we're getting things of our chests.........those cassettes with sprockets larger than a circular saw blade sure are fugly. And they really bug me. I got no problem riding triples. I wish others...
12-29-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,505
Posted By iab

Or as "steed".

Or as "steed".
12-29-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,505
Posted By krakhaus

Fat tires on road bikes, they just look dumb and...

Fat tires on road bikes, they just look dumb and slow.
12-29-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,505
Posted By sincos

Pathletes who think MUTs are for setting PRs. ...

Pathletes who think MUTs are for setting PRs.
People who blow through stop signs and stop lights.
12-29-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,505
Posted By repechage

I will add wearing a team jersey when you are not...

I will add wearing a team jersey when you are not on the team.
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