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10-16-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 39,171
Posted By redlude97

I think there are alot of people here shouting...

I think there are alot of people here shouting past each other due to a lack of broad experience across different bikes. Drop bars can be set up as relaxed and comfortable as lot of flat bar bikes...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 746
Posted By scaldin

Commuting rituals?

Anyone else have any little rituals you do to keep you in the present moment?
This past year I made a decision to appreciate my commute. After you've been doing it for awhile, you tend to gloss over...
Forum: Foo
10-11-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 229
Posted By Lemond1985

http://myownsanta.com/photos/fullsize/2007-12-07-s...

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10-10-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,091
Posted By indyfabz

It's not always about modern functionality to...

It's not always about modern functionality to some. I have one of these in my kitchen. It dates to 1954.
...
Replies: 31
Views: 1,245
Posted By carleton

On a related note, I've done a lot of analysis of...

On a related note, I've done a lot of analysis of MLB over the years. The result of this system is a revolving door of players that are all but disposable, thus making the idea of "going pro" not...
10-02-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By wphamilton

Exactly right, that part about not driving and...

Exactly right, that part about not driving and slacking. And once you're in that great shape, the cycling to work is easy, and that makes it far more enjoyable than driving. I think of this as our...
09-25-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,429
Posted By Clem von Jones

Suspensions are a moronic marketing gimmick....

Suspensions are a moronic marketing gimmick. There will never be a bike suspension as sophisticated as your arms and legs. Just raise yourself off the saddle over big bumps and problem solved. Sure...
09-17-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 39,171
Posted By livedarklions

Bars?! I don't need your stinking...

Bars?! I don't need your stinking bars!https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/508x640/huffywheel1_758eab1a540d3818d2310e4cac1b345efbe32cf8.jpg
09-17-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 39,171
Posted By Commutess

Drop bars have only one more position than...

Drop bars have only one more position than flat-bars with bar-ends, and that is the drops. And the drops can be very uncomfortable for a lot of people. Braking on the hoods, and in the drops both...
09-12-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,250
Posted By wsgts

The other day when I stopped at the office, one...

The other day when I stopped at the office, one of the other cyclist (mountain biker) came in and said that my lights were on-on my bike. I said it's ok, they are dynamo lights.

Then I had to...
09-09-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,370
Posted By Wolfhaven

Once you stop pick a point on the ground about...

Once you stop pick a point on the ground about ten feet in front of you. Focus on that point, stare at it. Once you start moving your head you'll lose your balance.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-19, 02:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,372
Posted By Dean V

^^ This. There is no magic answer. You will...

^^ This.
There is no magic answer. You will need to ramp up the volume and intensity, or find a slower group.
09-04-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,627
Posted By riverdrifter

I'd say it's the other way around. Don't let...

I'd say it's the other way around. Don't let facts get in the way of your opinion. You can most certainly buy a hardtail MTB for under $500 that will be reliable, trouble-free, and enjoyable for...
08-19-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,492
Posted By Salamandrine

Yeah, it was sort of expected that you could...

Yeah, it was sort of expected that you could climb anything with a 42x21 as lowest gear BITD (my day anyway). Cleated cycling shoes, light sew ups, and knowing how to climb out of the saddle were...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,848
Posted By rivers

Long rides is relative really. What's long for...

Long rides is relative really. What's long for one rider may be an average length for another rider. I consider anything over 100 miles to be a long ride, anything under 50 to be short, and 50-100...
08-14-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 13,365
Posted By Hypno Toad

A fact about irresponsible people in cars and...

A fact about irresponsible people in cars and irresponsible people on bikes - the all have people in common.

It has nothing to do with the mode of transport, jerks are jerks; and kind people are...
Forum: Foo
08-08-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,515
Posted By Phil_gretz

They're not far off. The social influence...

They're not far off. The social influence behavioral control of Facebook, Google, Yahoo and just a few others affect the attitudes of many tens of millions of people in the U.S. alone.

In Senate...
Forum: Foo
08-08-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,515
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, when I was a mod on a couple of niche...

Yeah, when I was a mod on a couple of niche hobbyist sites, usually when some people complained about the sites becoming less interesting, or too heavily "censored," what they really meant was they...
Forum: Foo
08-08-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,515
Posted By tyrion

It's the advertising business model. More...

It's the advertising business model. More eyeballs = more money, which compels catering to the masses, catering to the lowest common denominator, catering to pop culture. The business model is to...
08-07-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,180
Posted By mojojojo

This is a long video that in the end only guesses...

This is a long video that in the end only guesses at the difference. What I gathered is that what he considers a big difference is about 25 seconds on a 3 km hill. I think for the vast majority of us...
Forum: Foo
08-06-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,791
Posted By DrIsotope

This is why I should never compose long posts...

This is why I should never compose long posts over mobile. 250-400 billion stars in the Milky Way.
08-04-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,944
Posted By canklecat

Okay. I don't disagree. I think... That's...

Okay. I don't disagree. I think...

That's why when I ride the MUP I regard myself on a conventional bike as lower on the priority rung. I always defer to walkers, joggers, kids and dogs, folks on...
08-02-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,590
Posted By ev780

Gravel new? Hardly! Original gravel bike. We rode...

Gravel new? Hardly! Original gravel bike. We rode these on gravel or we didn't ride.


...
08-01-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,590
Posted By HarborBandS

The future can be quite difficult to predict. If...

The future can be quite difficult to predict. If you had told me back in the '90's that the next big thing in cycling would be hipsters riding minimalist fixed-gear track bikes without brakes...
07-28-19, 12:19 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,306
Posted By canklecat

The popularity of racing has always depended on...

The popularity of racing has always depended on spectators identifying with a lifestyle associated with the race. That's the key to NASCAR and any closed track, repeat circuit racing. There's money...
07-28-19, 12:15 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,306
Posted By one4smoke

A lot of people think that auto racing is boring...

A lot of people think that auto racing is boring too. "Aw, they just go in circles. What's so exciting 'bout that??"

Well, to someone that doesn't know jack squat about it, I'm sure it is boring....
07-27-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,306
Posted By Brocephus

I say this as a former bike racer, and someone...

I say this as a former bike racer, and someone that has watched most, if not every minute of the televised TDF coverage for decades, but the reality is, watching a live bicycle race is pretty boring....
Forum: Touring
07-25-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,885
Posted By saddlesores

if over 50, you can get a "retirement" visa in...

if over 50, you can get a "retirement" visa in thailand. minimal requirements, but not allowed to work. you'd need to have a source of income. digital nomading is possible if you keep a low...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,703
Posted By Snowflake6

Separated bike lanes are a great idea... For...

Separated bike lanes are a great idea... For people driving cars. They let drivers completely forget that there are bikes around, which means every place where bikes and cars *must* interact, it...
07-22-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,287
Posted By Leisesturm

It cannot be a good thing on its face! The part...

It cannot be a good thing on its face! The part you are missing is WHEN these things start to outnumber cyclists. To the point where the bureaucrats start thinking seriously about just taking...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,910
Posted By big chainring

I didnt know this was a Lions Club thing. Heres...

I didnt know this was a Lions Club thing. Heres one n Northbrook, Illinois....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,910
Posted By wipekitty

Rural Wisconsin parks are great - there is almost...

Rural Wisconsin parks are great - there is almost always a working water fountain (or bubbler, for natives) in small-town parks, and quite a few even have flush toilets!

The rural Lion's Clubs...
07-18-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,287
Posted By Leisesturm

America's federally mandated minimum wage is the...

America's federally mandated minimum wage is the lowest in the developed world by far. That is the reason these things have not made any real inroads here. Humans are cheaper. Like it or not this IS...
07-16-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,287
Posted By Shimagnolo

You could start packing a couple garbage bags in...

You could start packing a couple garbage bags in the jersey pockets, and when encountering one on the bike path, put a bag over it.
07-11-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,520
Posted By burnthesheep

Lol. How could it ever be meaningful?! I'm some...

Lol. How could it ever be meaningful?! I'm some local group ride schmuck, and they're a pro racer. Even in an ITT the comparison would be worthless as the wind changes from S to SW and it may be...
07-09-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,104
Posted By sdn40

Ahhh, the good ole days when a kid would be...

Ahhh, the good ole days when a kid would be mesmerized by that until running into the back of a parked car. Good times.

Now there's 20,000 apps for that and it's no big deal.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,703
Posted By DOS

I agree. They are all the rage here. But its not...

I agree. They are all the rage here. But its not just a bike lane between a curb and some sort of traffic island or bollards. They are moving parking lanes out from the curb and then wedging the bike...
07-02-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,192
Posted By Crankycrank

Easiest way to sand a seam is fold the tube so...

Easiest way to sand a seam is fold the tube so that the seam is on the fold. Makes the seam stand out and simple to sand down to match the surface.
06-19-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,016
Posted By livedarklions

I know there was a meta-analysis of all the...

I know there was a meta-analysis of all the studies to date on vaping, and the only confirmed hazard was exploding batteries.

Nicotine itself is pretty benign stuff, albeit addictive. It's the...
06-17-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Posted By Canker

$$$$$ or Cheap? Cheap way. Get a generic...

$$$$$ or Cheap?
Cheap way. Get a generic roadlink off ebay for $3 and a Sunrace 11-40 8 8 speed cassette for $35 and yes they do make those. If your RD can't handle the 11-40 with the roadlink pick...
06-12-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 14,392
Posted By livedarklions

Were you both chasing the caboose?

Were you both chasing the caboose?
Forum: Foo
06-07-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,064
Posted By jimincalif

Reminds me of the H.L. Mencken quote -...

Reminds me of the H.L. Mencken quote - "Puritanism is the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy."
06-02-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,041
Posted By igorek

Lockpickinglawer has been known here for a while....

Lockpickinglawer has been known here for a while. It's incredible how he picks those locks.
01-22-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,601
Posted By Gresp15C

Zenni has treated me well, though admittedly my...

Zenni has treated me well, though admittedly my prescription is not super strong or complicated. My whole family now uses them. I love getting my glasses online. I hated having to drive somewhere...
12-17-18, 12:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,669
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

And there was no motorcycle jumping of a border...

And there was no motorcycle jumping of a border fence, or aircraft flying (near Neuwanstein Castle no less) either, so what! Not only that, neither Steve McQueen nor James Garner, nor any of the...
12-14-18, 11:32 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,669
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

I finally got to see the 1925 documentary Grass,...

I finally got to see the 1925 documentary Grass, A Nation's Battle for Life, filmed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest Schoedsack (the men who made the movie King Kong). Ever since I read in the book,...
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