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Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,521
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Yes! I road the original saddle on my LeMond...

Yes! I road the original saddle on my LeMond Zurich until I didn't like it anymore. Then I bought a different saddle which worked out really well and I like it a lot. I bought it at Performance...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,521
Posted By aliasfox

That's a level of configuration that no shop will...

That's a level of configuration that no shop will want to deal with. My last experience working in bike shops was back in high school/college, but I can't imagine it's that different these days: A...
06-01-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,590
Posted By shelbyfv

Yep, 'end of thread.' :twitchy:

Yep, 'end of thread.' :twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,521
Posted By seypat

I would guess to avoid the liability of selling a...

I would guess to avoid the liability of selling a bike without a saddle.
06-01-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,590
Posted By scottfsmith

On the phone app go to Settings .. Contacts .....

On the phone app go to Settings .. Contacts .. and disable the "Access to contacts" there. That will stop them harvesting your contacts.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,521
Posted By Reflector Guy

They should probably sell bikes without wheels,...

They should probably sell bikes without wheels, too, for the same reason. Not everyone is content to stick with the same wheels that came on the bike.

As a bonus, the box will be quite a bit...
06-01-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,590
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

George Orwell would be shocked at the extent to...

George Orwell would be shocked at the extent to which modern people surveil themselves and willfully consent to giving up their privacy.


All this to simply because so many people have strong...
06-01-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,590
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Does it still link you to others if you set to...

Does it still link you to others if you set to private?

As another said, I don't find it creepy as the media works that way with contacts and ads. Best thing to do if it creeps you out is sign off...
06-01-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,590
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Do you mean at: ...

Do you mean at:
https://www.strava.com/settings/privacy

I don't see a setting for "Don't allow Strava to harvest your personal data from your computer and sell it without informing you."

And I...
06-01-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,590
Posted By shelbyfv

There are a bunch of privacy and notification...

There are a bunch of privacy and notification options. Takes awhile to sort through them. Or just don't use it....
06-01-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,590
Posted By Rolla

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/460x345/upload_a15cddf4640bbacaa7932ead9731c2d6337c07fa.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,521
Posted By JonnyV

Have you met people? Have you heard about the...

Have you met people? Have you heard about the tide pod challenge? If bikes came without saddles people would complain that their seat post isn't comfortable.
06-01-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,590
Posted By Koyote

I don't find 'anything creepy' about it. It's how...

I don't find 'anything creepy' about it. It's how 'social media sites' operate. It helps put the 'social' into it. If you don't like it, I'm guessing you can 'deny Strava access' to your 'contacts.'
06-01-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,590
Posted By mstateglfr

I find it no more or less creepy than all the...

I find it no more or less creepy than all the other social network platform apps that do the same thing.
06-01-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,590
Posted By guachi

Presumably at some point you gave it access to...

Presumably at some point you gave it access to your Facebook profile or some other list of contacts.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,521
Posted By Racing Dan

Im sure the hassle to arrange test rides would...

Im sure the hassle to arrange test rides would just be too much for the shops, if there were no seat, no pedals, no bar tape, no etc.
06-01-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,590
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Strava- anybody else find it creepy/intrusive?

Just 'signed up' at Strava a couple of weeks ago. I 'had to do it' to see a ride a friend had done.

Does anybody except me find it 'creepy' when Strava announces:

And then they list people I do...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,521
Posted By Andy Somnifac

Because sitting on an exposed seat post is...

Because sitting on an exposed seat post is uncomfortable?
06-01-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,380
Posted By Barry2

You go for an Oil change, and the Stealership...

You go for an Oil change, and the Stealership recommends replacement when they are only 50% worn.



Barry
06-01-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,983
Posted By Reflector Guy

An even better question would be: How did he even...

An even better question would be: How did he even know he'd reached the end? Surely he could coax out a few more paragraphs.
06-01-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,983
Posted By Ironfish653

[/QUOTE] Hey, I applaud the ability to throw...

[/QUOTE]

Hey, I applaud the ability to throw out a wall of text like that. That would take me long enough that my ADD would kick in and I'd delete it and walk away without finishing the post....
06-01-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,983
Posted By livedarklions

TL/DR: Turkey levers. I think he needs a...

TL/DR: Turkey levers.

I think he needs a better braking system on his keyboard.
05-29-21, 04:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,983
Posted By dedhed

You almost have paragraphs figured out. It's a...

You almost have paragraphs figured out.
It's a start, Keep trying.
05-27-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,983
Posted By drlogik

If the Stingray derailed a generation of American...

If the Stingray derailed a generation of American racers, why didn't the Raleigh Chopper derail European racers?

I was a Stingray kid in 1969 but my next door neighbor Danny was a Chopper kid....
05-27-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,983
Posted By Ironfish653

Wow, this is a Boomer thread if ever there was...

Wow, this is a Boomer thread if ever there was one.
Generation X (me) who’s rapidly approaching 50, came up in the 1980’s. Our first ‘real’ bike was a BMX; in our teens and 20’s ( in the 1990’s) we...
05-26-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,983
Posted By cb400bill

My first bike was a single speed Schwinn Sting...

My first bike was a single speed Schwinn Sting Ray Deluxe. We rode our bikes on the roads, we rode our bikes on the trails. We rode our bikes everywhere. We made ramps and jumped our bikes.

I...
05-26-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,983
Posted By redcon1

See Also: BREXIT

See Also: BREXIT
05-26-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,983
Posted By Reflector Guy

What about the genre of kid's bikes that came...

What about the genre of kid's bikes that came afterward - the BMX bike?
05-26-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,983
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm sure that the OP was trying to be clever, but...

I'm sure that the OP was trying to be clever, but Ö

Start with 60s muscle cars, like the GTO. Add a sprinkling of tricked out American chopper motorcycles. Add a boom of kids who come into bike...
05-26-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,983
Posted By AlmostTrick

So it was the 3 speed that wrecked your shot at a...

So it was the 3 speed that wrecked your shot at a racing career!
05-26-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,983
Posted By indyfabz

At least itís not another disc brake or steering...

At least itís not another disc brake or steering thread.
05-26-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,983
Posted By johnnyace

Well, Schwinn was also making Paramounts during...

Well, Schwinn was also making Paramounts during that time, sooo...
05-13-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,338
Posted By Ironfish653

Maybe you could ask a runner, instead of...

Maybe you could ask a runner, instead of projecting what you do or donít know on them?

Running on the asphalt is far preferable to concrete sidewalks; itís smoother, fewer cracks, bumps,...
05-13-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,338
Posted By CAT7RDR

You could always play a game of "Chicken" with...

You could always play a game of "Chicken" with the runners but I would not recommend it.
Usually there is enough space in a bike lane to peacefully co-exist.
05-13-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,338
Posted By fredlord

Some drivers might feel the same way when they...

Some drivers might feel the same way when they have to manouevre around some cyclists using the road when a bike path is available. The runners may/may not have good reasons for doing what they're...
05-07-21, 02:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,761
Posted By TCollen

In the initial post, the 2nd question was, "What...

In the initial post, the 2nd question was, "What are you striving for/what's your goal?" The correct but very harsh answer is that every start-up's ultimate goal is to make lots of money. If one only...
05-06-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,761
Posted By siclmn

Dealing with the better deals that are on the...

Dealing with the better deals that are on the internet.
04-29-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,761
Posted By chaadster

I don’t have any bike shop experience other than...

I don’t have any bike shop experience other than as a customer, but it does seem to me— speaking as someone who has been hanging around in bike shops since the mid-‘80s— that the market is ripe for...
04-29-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,761
Posted By JohnDThompson

When the weather is nicest, and you'd like to be...

When the weather is nicest, and you'd like to be out riding is exactly the time when the shop is busiest, and you don't have time to ride.
04-28-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,761
Posted By Troul

IMO, own a bicycle shop is about like having a...

IMO, own a bicycle shop is about like having a bowling ball shop. You'll need to sell other things other than bicycles & services for the bicycles. Bar & Bicycles. Make the first drink very...
04-28-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,761
Posted By pdlamb

Oops, missed that. Even more surprised he...

Oops, missed that.

Even more surprised he didn't learn anything from the experience.
04-28-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,761
Posted By unterhausen

My experience is if you work in a bike shop, you...

My experience is if you work in a bike shop, you would never want to own one.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-28-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By balto charlie

Glad to see it is happening. Life slowly...

Glad to see it is happening. Life slowly returning. I have no car this weekend and family visiting so I am a no go. I have been know to hitch a ride over the bridge though:) If you ride, report...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-27-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By jahamswv

Solid point lol! I will be riding paved roads to...

Solid point lol! I will be riding paved roads to work and back. The trek only goes on pavement and some crushed limestone on local rail trails. It has the H2 stock tires on it right now with about...
04-18-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,718
Posted By tallbikeman

Love your tall bikes. I ride a 67cm Taiwan made...

Love your tall bikes. I ride a 67cm Taiwan made Schwinn Sports Tourer and a 69cm Nishiki Sebring. Both bikes bought used and built frame up with new components. As you said you don't make money on...
04-17-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By polymorphself

Iíve always used the 700c Velo Orange fenders for...

Iíve always used the 700c Velo Orange fenders for 27Ē wheels.
04-16-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By C9H13N

You can compare the approximate size of a 700c vs...

You can compare the approximate size of a 700c vs 27Ē wheel and tire combination with this site:

https://www.bikecalc.com/wheel_size_math

It assumes the tires are equally as tall as wide which...
04-16-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By scarlson

I have put VO Zeppelin fenders...

I have put VO Zeppelin fenders (https://velo-orange.com/collections/fenders/products/vo-polished-52mm-zeppelin-fenders-700c) on bikes with 27" x 1-1/4 tires, and never had a problem. They are easily...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-14-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,417
Posted By kaos joe

not an issue. one piece of advice, when the...

not an issue.

one piece of advice, when the shed exoskeletons are thick on the ground, DO NOT line up a hundred of them on the hood of your wife's car. it does not go well.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
03-31-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By balto charlie

C&O spring blooms

Road the C&O yesterday (3/30/31) from Williamsport down river, past Big Slackwater area. The spring flowers are beginning to explode. Dutchman's britches and Bloodroot are everywhere and the...
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