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10-05-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By Prowler

Western Pennsylvania Hub and Spoke trip

Last week I scratched an itch I’ve had - a wanderlust that’s been too much suppressed due to you-know-what. I drove out to western Pennsylvania, camped at a State Park (the hub) and traveled short...
10-05-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 475
Posted By Paul J

We moved to Berks County in 86 from Wisconsin...

We moved to Berks County in 86 from Wisconsin which required me learning how to climb hills. Funny story, we moved here in January and late spring I'm on a spirited club ride where I sat on the...
10-04-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 475
Posted By repechage

I would shy away from a screwdriver or even...

I would shy away from a screwdriver or even bronze wool on any aluminum
10-04-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By JohnDThompson

If you have a prime number tooth count on either...

If you have a prime number tooth count on either the chainring or the sprocket, the number of skid patches will be equal to the number of teeth on the rear sprocket.
10-04-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 542
Posted By JohnDThompson

I've been running 38mm tires on CR-18 rims for...

I've been running 38mm tires on CR-18 rims for years now, with no problems.
10-03-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I'm not advocating that you try to drill the...

I'm not advocating that you try to drill the fork, however, unless it's a full carbon fork with a carbon steerer tube, then most likely the fork crown is aluminum, not carbon. So, theoretically it...
10-03-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By Rolla

Nope. Nope. Even the Keirin clamp-ons...

Nope.



Nope. Even the Keirin clamp-ons say not use them on carbon, not that they'd fit anyway.
...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By ThermionicScott

Use your body as the suspension! Lean forward a...

Use your body as the suspension! Lean forward a bit, keep your elbows bent and loose, get in the habit of lifting your butt out of the saddle when a particularly rough part of road is coming. These...
09-30-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By polymorphself

From that angle it looks like you have a massive...

From that angle it looks like you have a massive amount of clearance and could go beyond 28mm even. Photos showing the actual clearance points (under the fork crown, rear chainstays and brake bridge)...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By noglider

Wider tires go a long way. Finding the ideal...

Wider tires go a long way. Finding the ideal pressure helps a lot, too. It might be lower or higher than you think.
09-27-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 831
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sure, I've been riding my FG in the dirt ever...

Sure, I've been riding my FG in the dirt ever since I built it:

https://i.imgur.com/jkFA3WL.jpg

Is it the best tool for the job? No.

It's hardly ever the best tool for the job, really. :lol:
09-27-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,983
Posted By macstuff

Completely a subjective situation. ...

Completely a subjective situation.
"Restoration" takes many forms and means many different things to different people.
From disassembling and fully cleaning, to re assembly to re-paint, new decals,...
09-27-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,983
Posted By jdawginsc

Ouch. No, I don't think for these forums that...

Ouch. No, I don't think for these forums that would be average.

It would benefit you in the future to learn some rebuild/restore/refurbish/reimagine tips from the forums (here), by youtube (RJ the...
09-26-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,209
Posted By skidder

No. IF a new tires doesn't fit on the rim when I...

No. IF a new tires doesn't fit on the rim when I try it, it goes back to the LBS for a different brand/model. Not going to suffer on the side of the road with a tough-to-mount tire.
09-24-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,827
Posted By dwmckee

We are west of you near Pittsburgh. We...

We are west of you near Pittsburgh. We specialize in gravel and in a normal year have about 20 or so different models of gravel bike from 9 brands in the shop to try out (Open, Cinelli, Jamis,...
09-23-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,827
Posted By dwmckee

And I have a question. We likely are going to...

And I have a question. We likely are going to have the two riders come in to our shop around the end of the year and do a talk about their experience on the route, show pictures, etc.. We have also...
09-22-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,827
Posted By force10

Please, no need for apology. I was just...

Please, no need for apology.

I was just afraid I was missing the information somehow.
09-22-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,827
Posted By dwmckee

Sorry folks, I have a couple of other priorities...

Sorry folks, I have a couple of other priorities that have slowed me down on making a few adjustments to the final route. When I get that done I will post info and new links here. Fall should be...
09-18-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 970
Posted By realdeal17680

Surly 1x1 Build

Just getting back into the single speed lifestyle and Just getting back into the single speed lifestyle and I have been a Surly fan and rider for as long as I can remember. I just recently finished...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,568
Posted By Prodigy4299

If you can fit 28's on your frame and have a...

If you can fit 28's on your frame and have a string preference for the pressure you mention, then it's a no brainer. I would not run 25's quite as low as you mention (60/65) for the exact reason you...
09-16-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By Rolla

NBD - All City Super Pro!

All City Super Professional SS. Fairly stock build, but with WTB Byways, 42T chainring, VO seatpost, Brooks C17, One Up pedals, and ESI grips.

Awesome bike -- lightweight and fun! Photos don't...
09-15-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,714
Posted By tclong03

It has to be a sales gimmick. Everywhere says...

It has to be a sales gimmick. Everywhere says the hybrid is just a bike to ride under 30 miles for fitness, but if you want to ride further gonna need a gravel, road or something else designed to go...
09-13-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,099
Posted By Barry2

Sbc

Involving their mutual customers in a battle between companies is terrible service from Specialized.

It doesn't endear them as a Brand.

Barry
09-13-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 33,282
Posted By jack pot

Not much of a pic but in the 50s this boarded up...

Not much of a pic but in the 50s this boarded up building used to be a Negro barber shop /domino hall and once when Joe Louis came to town to visit Ben Roger's wife, the Ben Rogers of Caesar's Palace...
09-13-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,270
Posted By making

Any bike is better than no bike.

Any bike is better than no bike.
09-13-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,270
Posted By shelbyfv

You are good to go, ride your bike.:beer:

You are good to go, ride your bike.:beer:
09-11-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,099
Posted By DiabloScott

So they were probably going to drop SBC anyway.....

So they were probably going to drop SBC anyway.. still a dick move by Spec to pull the plug on valid orders.
09-09-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,827
Posted By dwmckee

Just a heads up that Will and John made it across...

Just a heads up that Will and John made it across the state and back to complete the route on schedule in 8 days. They have provided some route update suggestions that we will incorporate and they...
09-08-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 537
Posted By SurferRosa

Buncha newbies in heah! Gotta match the tires!...

Buncha newbies in heah! Gotta match the tires! :thumb:
09-08-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 537
Posted By oneclick

White is only white once.

White is only white once.
09-07-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 33,282
Posted By bykemike

In the Florida heat yet one more day, still a...

In the Florida heat yet one more day, still a very nice 30 mile ride over to Ravine Gardens. Thought I may catch a quick swim;
...
09-05-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,364
Posted By leftthread

Treat it as a solo, unsupported ride at your...

Treat it as a solo, unsupported ride at your favorite pace.

Lately I am trying to concentrate more on hydration the day before a long ride, and enough pre-ride hydration just before the start of...
09-05-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,364
Posted By JohnDThompson

I've ridden six century rides on my fixed gear...

I've ridden six century rides on my fixed gear bike. I'm a big fan of setting my own pace.
09-03-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,827
Posted By dwmckee

Well, th ...

Well, th
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1672x597/ctc2_52604cdf87d75701e904654707639ad84efe9033.gif
ey have made it across the state and will be on the way back to Meadville...
09-01-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,827
Posted By dwmckee

The rain has not slowed them down much...

The rain has not slowed them down much aparrently. They are about 250 miles in so far and are cookin' with gas! Made it through Ludlow, Kane, Wilcox, Emporium, Austin and may make Coudersport...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,693
Posted By big john

Half-wheeling refers to the annoying habit of...

Half-wheeling refers to the annoying habit of some riders to constantly try to bump up the speed of a ride. If you are riding alongside another rider and that rider keeps pushing ahead, like a half...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,693
Posted By genejockey

It's a dick move. You're pretending you want to...

It's a dick move. You're pretending you want to ride WITH somebody, but then you actually ride AGAINST them. Not every ride is a race.
08-25-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 877
Posted By RobertUI

NBD - Schwinn Le Tour (1987) *** HUGE pics

Not that it matters to anyone but me, but I think (almost conclusively) that this is a 1987 model based on the catalog (https://waterfordbikes.com/SchwinnCat/flschwinn_1981_1990/1987_08.html).
...
Forum: Foo
08-22-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 686
Posted By FBOATSB

Just one google search brought this up. 20...

Just one google search brought this up.
20 thousand miles eh?
https://m.carcomplaints.com/Subaru/Forester/2015/brakes/excess_corrosion_wear_on_rear_brakes.shtml...
08-20-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By Metieval

2 tubes, a patch kit, a pump, a small multi tool,...

2 tubes, a patch kit, a pump, a small multi tool, bottle cage & bottle. Tail light, head light.
08-20-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By Phil_gretz

None. Take it to a competent mechanic. Have him...

None. Take it to a competent mechanic. Have him check hub bearings, true rims, and adjust the brake calipers. Of course, shifting as well. Get the saddle height correct before you leave. That's a...
08-15-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 33,282
Posted By OldCruiser

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

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Rode my recently converted Schwinn CrossCut this...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-08-21, 04:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,840
Posted By dsaul

This is how I did it before I had real tubing...

This is how I did it before I had real tubing benders and I still use them for more gentle bends. It is 2 pieces of 3/4" plywood with a 45 degree angle routed on one edge and then glued and screwed...
08-06-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,854
Posted By spelger

funny, my last flat was about 5 ft from my...

funny, my last flat was about 5 ft from my driveway.
08-06-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,854
Posted By indyfabz

Iíll ask my team mechanics and get back to you...

Iíll ask my team mechanics and get back to you with their answers.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 11:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 648
Posted By rsbob

Bought a 2012 Bike Today

A friend of my wife contacted her saying that her husband wanted to sell his road bike since he could no longer ride due to surgery on the boys and skin grafts to his nether parts. My wife said they...
08-05-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,854
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, 07:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,854
Posted By leob1

When do you want to flat?

We all get flats, and it's never the right time, so...
07-31-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,633
Posted By a_d_a_m

Dusted off my old Ragley parts-cycle and did our...

Dusted off my old Ragley parts-cycle and did our local Critical (m)Ass ride. It's just everyone who goes to the bar by my house, doing a bar-hop. Figured I didn't need the new Kona getting scuffed...
07-31-21, 02:31 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,633
Posted By Kneez

Last Ride of July

50km this morning for a total of 351km since July 24. My goal had been 250km.

I am looking forward to trying for 1000km in August, if all goes well.
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