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06-16-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,520
Posted By GlennR

Purpose built computers are generally more...

Purpose built computers are generally more efficient than a Swiss Army Knife computer.

Game consoles are better at games than PC based. The new Crew Dragon is not using iPads with apps installed...
06-16-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,520
Posted By indyfabz

I am happy with my CatEye computer. When you are...

I am happy with my CatEye computer. When you are touring in the middle of nowhere with no phone reception for days and need to make sure you don't miss a turn, knowing how far you've ridden is...
06-16-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,520
Posted By GlennR

My wife has no bike computer and leaves her phone...

My wife has no bike computer and leaves her phone at home when she rides.

So she doesn't even need your $30 android phone.

So what's your point?
06-15-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,061
Posted By MattTheHat

Thatís what the people on roller skates say about...

Thatís what the people on roller skates say about people on bikes.
06-15-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,061
Posted By Happy Feet

Sounds like a case of tread envy. No motors...

Sounds like a case of tread envy. No motors required

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49684913798_459f132d23_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iGuaSN)
06-14-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By 257 roberts

I have the Race Face Chester pedals....really...

I have the Race Face Chester pedals....really like them
06-13-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,731
Posted By cyccommute

What do you mean by “serious road biking”? For...

What do you mean by “serious road biking”? For racing, they may be pointless but 99.9% of riders never race. My definition of a “serious” road ride is likely different from yours as well as from what...
06-13-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,731
Posted By sjanzeir

$2,000 still is a lot of money to a lot of people.

$2,000 still is a lot of money to a lot of people.
06-12-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,731
Posted By ramzilla

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

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1500/img_0933_edited_0f1e3dca970df9ef1414fabe7444c2f9a80a14ec.jpg
AFAIK this is one of the oldest mass produced specimens of aluminum bikes...
06-12-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,731
Posted By cyccommute

People are under the mistaken impression that...

People are under the mistaken impression that aluminum is a brittle material that "shatters" when it breaks. That doesn't describe aluminum (or carbon fiber or fiberglass or a number of other...
06-12-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,731
Posted By Retro Grouch

Aluminum is the minivan of bike frame materials. ...

Aluminum is the minivan of bike frame materials. It's not the lightest, not the cheapest, not the must durable, not the most anything. It occupies the functional sweet spot in the middle of...
06-08-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,419
Posted By bruce19

You don't need an expensive saddle. You need one...

You don't need an expensive saddle. You need one that works. Might end up being cheap or expensive. As mentioned find an LBS that has a loaner program. FWIW I measure out for a 143 but find that a...
06-05-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,677
Posted By Homebrew01

In the very few instances I have taken to the...

In the very few instances I have taken to the sidewalk while wearing cleats, I unclip 1 foot, and use the "scooter method" of pushing with my toe, at walking speed. Much better control at slow speed,...
06-02-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,275
Posted By cyccommute

Yup. I covered this in another thread on brake...

Yup. I covered this in another thread on brake fluid. If the fluid were DOT fluid it would be less bad...still bad, however...because the DOT fluid dissolves the water.

For anze_awesome: With...
06-02-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,154
Posted By Miele Man

Well I'm not arguing that one is better than the...

Well I'm not arguing that one is better than the other. I wish I knew where I saw that statement by Eddy Merckx. I'm pretty sure it was in one of my bicycling books.

One BIG advantage with...
05-30-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,674
Posted By YoungSalt

This is correct. Bikes bought online from REÕ...

This is correct. Bikes bought online from REÕ come from one of their stores, and are fully assembled, inspected, then partially disassembled for shipment. Sounds like this didnít go perfectly in OPís...
05-27-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,541
Posted By indyfabz

Maybe your floor pump gauge is inaccurate.

Maybe your floor pump gauge is inaccurate.
05-27-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,674
Posted By mstateglfr

I am fascinated with your posts on this topic...

I am fascinated with your posts on this topic because I continue to struggle to understand what your point is for most of them.
I have picked up on the not so subtle annoyance you have with parents...
05-27-20, 12:36 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,674
Posted By Strange

I started shopping at REI back when there was...

I started shopping at REI back when there was only one store and it was in a wedge shaped building at the corner of 12th and Madison. This was decades before they started carrying bikes, but if you...
05-26-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,149
Posted By Kapusta

Yeah, that occurs to me every time I see one of...

Yeah, that occurs to me every time I see one of those videos. I am pretty sure you could be in some deep do-do if someone got seriously hurt.

My biggest concern with those videos is that someone...
05-26-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,149
Posted By Kapusta

Cable locks are much lighter. I keep one in...

Cable locks are much lighter.

I keep one in my bike bag all the time. That means I always have it. I have big u-locks that I drag around if I am going into the city, but I am not going to leave it...
05-26-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,042
Posted By Hikebikerun

First 50mi ride!!!

My initial stretch goal when I started getting into cycling about 4-6 weeks ago was to go on a 50 mile ride. Well, I had a late start this morning and today has been hottest day so far this year...
05-26-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,149
Posted By Maelochs

LOL .... come back and the bike is there, and...

LOL .... come back and the bike is there, and the thief is on the ground. You are all smiles ... until the cops slap the cuffs on you and you are charged with aggravated assault and reckless...
05-26-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,149
Posted By livedarklions

Yes but that leaves you open to "snatch and throw...

Yes but that leaves you open to "snatch and throw in back of pickup." I prefer it's locked to something immovable.
05-25-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,674
Posted By wgscott

REI turned off our power and got my wife pregnant...

REI turned off our power and got my wife pregnant during the blackout.
05-25-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,149
Posted By 79pmooney

For decades I had a cable lock and padlock that...

For decades I had a cable lock and padlock that just went around my waist twice with enough slack to be completely unnoticeable riding. Very, very convenient! I loved that it could lock frame and...
05-24-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,149
Posted By Miele Man

They'd then be most likely to just leave the...

They'd then be most likely to just leave the wheel and walk of with the rest of the bike. I saw a guy with a really nice 700C front wheel, walking around a department store. I asked him if he was...
05-24-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,149
Posted By GlennR

Locks keep honest people honest. If someone wants...

Locks keep honest people honest. If someone wants your bike, they're gonna get it.
05-24-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,149
Posted By indyfabz

I use a cable and u-lock combo when I commute in...

I use a cable and u-lock combo when I commute in the big city in order to secure the frame and both wheels.

I use a light cable lock when I tour. Not going to carry a heavy u-lock, and it would...
05-24-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,149
Posted By Miele Man

They're fairly compact and a lot of them will go...

They're fairly compact and a lot of them will go around a larger object than a U-type lock will. A lot of people use a cable lock as a snatch-and-ride preventative. That's where someone grabs an...
05-24-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,674
Posted By Steve B.

I will say one very positive thing about REI....

I will say one very positive thing about REI. They seemingly understand that not everybody wants or needs a carbon full suspension mt. bike or $7,000 carbon road bike. They design and stock bikes for...
05-23-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,674
Posted By Doug64

An REI story: My wife and I use our tents a...

An REI story:
My wife and I use our tents a lot. One of our tents used for bike touring is a lightweight, mid-priced 2 person tent that had carbon fiber poles. One of the carbon poles mushroomed on...
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,868
Posted By Lanesplitter

Glad you revived this thread. So much has changed...

Glad you revived this thread. So much has changed since it was started. I had proposed that a great place to start would be Midland, for the Pere Marquette Rail Trail starts there. Well, it just got...
05-23-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,674
Posted By onyerleft

REI might not have the world's best bike...

REI might not have the world's best bike mechanics, but they are the most honest of any shop I've been in - FACT.
05-22-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,674
Posted By viffer

Under normal circumstances you could always take...

Under normal circumstances you could always take the bike back to their shop and have them fix it. In fact I believe they offer a free adjustment after the first couple of hundred miles. My chainline...
05-22-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,674
Posted By JW in AK

So what you're saying is you've never actually...

So what you're saying is you've never actually been inside of an REI.
Forum: Touring
05-20-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,032
Posted By boomhauer

All's I know is that women appreciate running...

All's I know is that women appreciate running water at the end of a long day touring.
05-18-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,173
Posted By livedarklions

Don't wear suits made of skin.

Don't wear suits made of skin.
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,032
Posted By CliffordK

The number one thing should be that you make sure...

The number one thing should be that you make sure that you ride with her, and let her help choose the distance and pace, and fast or slow doesn't matter. Perhaps try some day trips and training rides...
05-12-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,263
Posted By Barry2

But now we've mentioned it, a few more will know ...

But now we've mentioned it, a few more will know :)
05-11-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,442
Posted By SlvrDragon50

I don't think getting hosed by paying more than...

I don't think getting hosed by paying more than MSRP deserves to be supported... I'll pay like a few bucks more than MSRP, but 25% more is absurd, and they deserve to go out of business.
05-11-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,442
Posted By rydabent

These days hopefully you have a quick link for...

These days hopefully you have a quick link for the chain, and an allen wrench to take off the destroyed RD. Their mark up seems a little much. I am willing to pay a little over mfg suggested price...
Forum: Touring
05-07-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,196
Posted By downtube42

There are early adopters, who want to try new...

There are early adopters, who want to try new things and will pay for that benefit. There are second adopters - the bulk of us - who will use the new things when they have been vetted by the early...
Forum: Touring
05-07-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,196
Posted By Papa Tom

The thing I have learned from shooting my mouth...

The thing I have learned from shooting my mouth off in these forums and being called out for it is that we all need to just ride our own bike and leave everybody else alone.

I, personally, have...
05-07-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,756
Posted By indyfabz

Thatís exactly what the guy in my story wanted....

Thatís exactly what the guy in my story wanted. ďDrop everything and help me now so I can keep moving to my planned destination for the night. I donít care if your shop is swamped.Ē And for bar tape,...
05-06-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,756
Posted By TiHabanero

I want service now. Stop it!

After being out of the bike shop as a full timer for about a decade, and only working on Saturdays, I jumped back in as a full time wrench a week ago. Forgot how absolutely narcissistic some riders...
Forum: Touring
04-29-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,868
Posted By masi61

I’m from the Dayton/Xenia, Ohio area and would...

I’m from the Dayton/Xenia, Ohio area and would highly recommend our extensive bikeway system here in southwest Ohio. You can connect to lots of great towns like Yellow Springs, Waynesville, Morrow,...
Forum: Touring
04-23-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,662
Posted By RH Clark

Let me tell you what I did. 2 years ago I weighed...

Let me tell you what I did. 2 years ago I weighed 360lbs and today I weigh 170lbs. Like you I wanted to start riding with my boy when I taught him. All I knew was that I needed a strong bike, and I...
Forum: Touring
04-23-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,662
Posted By saddlesores

extra heavy and just wanna ride around a bit at...

extra heavy and just wanna ride around a bit at first, maybe start to lose some weight?

boring old-fangled MTB, or a 3-speed cruiser with balloon tires.

you can probably find something used at...
03-10-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 915
Posted By San Rensho

Liberate them. Leave them unlocked on a bike...

Liberate them. Leave them unlocked on a bike rack and I guarantee they will be gone in a day. Or put them in the trash in front of your house or apartment. I got some pretty good, usable, valuable...
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