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09-27-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By Geepig

I began on a trike, I can end on one

I began on a trike, I can end on one
09-27-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By DrIsotope

I used to drip some Muc-Off chain lube into the...

I used to drip some Muc-Off chain lube into the "sockets" where the rails entered the saddle base. It would cut the squeaking for a while.

I would trade back for that creak any day, as now that...
09-27-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 47,572
Posted By jack pot

WABI on the rocks :) ...

WABI on the rocks :)

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 727
Posted By Iride01

When I was riding old steel bikes, I bought into...

When I was riding old steel bikes, I bought into the idea that steel bikes rode the best. While searching for a new bike, I found out that it wasn't true.

You really have to try the different...
09-26-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,232
Posted By livedarklions

Oh, ffs. There's no one right answer. People vary...

Oh, ffs. There's no one right answer. People vary too much in the balance between cardio endurance and leg strength.

Is this Recycled Argument Thread Week?
09-26-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,232
Posted By Koyote

Thatís how you know it was written by a whole...

Thatís how you know it was written by a whole bunch of assistant professors who need publications in order to get tenure.
09-26-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 392
Posted By genejockey

On the topic of supply chain - I heard a piece on...

On the topic of supply chain - I heard a piece on NPR the other day. It seems that port cities are - UNDERSTANDABLY - reluctant to let crews from cargo ships enter their cities, which they need to...
09-26-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 392
Posted By Danhedonia

I've been in Albuquerque. My wife is a nurse,...

I've been in Albuquerque. My wife is a nurse, and I am a schoolteacher working for a Trumped Up school board who are "proud to be returning to school." (e.g., forced march to school building or...
09-26-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By dsaul

Brake rotors get hot when you use them,...

Brake rotors get hot when you use them, regardless of the rotor size. This is from the 180 rotor on my mountain bike after a moderate downhill....
09-25-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 642
Posted By dsbrantjr

Seems like a moot point since you have already...

Seems like a moot point since you have already ordered the bike.
09-25-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 47,572
Posted By BlackMambaNYC

Have been riding Sophie (pictured) since June and...

Have been riding Sophie (pictured) since June and have loved every minute.
...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By Darth Lefty

My first reaction was negative, but not about the...

My first reaction was negative, but not about the price. The price isn't out of line for the market. (Compare to Specialized Turbo Vado.)

What I didn't like:
no obvious way to carry luggage -...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By alan s

This is what retired aging bike racers have to...

This is what retired aging bike racers have to look forward to riding in their final years. Kind of depressing.
09-23-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By Toadmeister

Never to late to party my friend!

Never to late to party my friend!
Forum: Fatbikes
09-22-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 105
Posted By Bikebuilders

This is what i built on lockdown!!!

Hi there I'm new to the forum and I'm just trying to suss out how it all works etc!
I've been building bikes, just for myself and my own personal pleasure!! So I thought that I'd try and get into...
09-22-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,481
Posted By wgscott

Welcome back! There is: ...

Welcome back!

There is: https://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/a27117595/walmart-viathon/
09-22-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 47,572
Posted By ofajen

The 88 RockHopper is now back to aero levers and...

The 88 RockHopper is now back to aero levers and also got new bar tape.

...
09-22-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 653
Posted By mstateglfr

Like most everything else in cycling there is no...

Like most everything else in cycling there is no right or wrong for handlebar flare.
Some like more and think the slower steering that comes from flsred bars helpful when riding loose surfaces....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 727
Posted By velopig

Just go out and buy the best new bike you can...

Just go out and buy the best new bike you can afford from a reputable bike shop. The last thing you want is to buy a clapped out old bike with outdated components. New lower tier bikes perform...
09-21-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,578
Posted By billytwosheds

I'm just surprised that no one has mentioned...

I'm just surprised that no one has mentioned "buying local" to avoid the stress(?) of waiting for shipments, and to deal with real people.

Deals online are deals, and by all means go for them. But...
09-21-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,578
Posted By J.Higgins

They certainly are NOT overpaid, and their...

They certainly are NOT overpaid, and their medical and pensions means that YOU'LL get your mail delivered in a timely manner if they are able to do it because they are kept healthy as government...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,439
Posted By wle

cooler weather is faster! resting a day or 2...

cooler weather is faster!

resting a day or 2 makes you faster

coffee

having to go potty
09-21-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,015
Posted By Pompiere

I got this Performance Parabola locally at a...

I got this Performance Parabola locally at a garage sale. In the dark corner where I first saw it, I thought the color was light gray, but when I got it out in the light it is actually light purple...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,933
Posted By canklecat

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09-20-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,838
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Ok. So go on Yelp and post your before and after...

Ok. So go on Yelp and post your before and after photos and trash them. Find their Facebook page and do the same. Get on every social media and do the same. Name the bike shop here- why be coy about...
09-20-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,838
Posted By sheddle

Anyway thanks for the advice folks, I mainly...

Anyway thanks for the advice folks, I mainly wanted to make sure I wasn't nuts.

I'm really, really averse to conflict so I hate this, but I'm going to have a chat with the owner after I get a...
09-20-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,838
Posted By merziac

They may be adamant but are absolutely remiss for...

They may be adamant but are absolutely remiss for not pointing this out at check in and then before starting the work, I would not have put this in a stand if it was like that.

If they are so sure...
09-20-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,690
Posted By sdimattia

Hmm, I'll definitely take a look at that. I keep...

Hmm, I'll definitely take a look at that. I keep my bike in my room and I'm tired of waking up every morning to a dog covered in grease stripes lol. We call him "grease monkey" because of it . . .
09-20-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,828
Posted By RocThrower

The first one always hurt the most! :)

The first one always hurt the most! :)
09-19-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 613
Posted By Rolla

When you say "sweep forward from the stem," the...

When you say "sweep forward from the stem," the only thing I can picture is something like this. Please tell me I'm wrong.

...
09-19-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 613
Posted By Kapusta

If you need a 200 mm stem, the bike does not fit...

If you need a 200 mm stem, the bike does not fit you.

If you need a120mm stem with bars that have an extra 80mm reach, the bike still does not fit you.
09-19-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 613
Posted By dedhed

To make a bike that doesn't fit, fit?

To make a bike that doesn't fit, fit?
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 601
Posted By Cycletography

I wouldn't worry about the length of the rails....

I wouldn't worry about the length of the rails. Should be a non-issue. Also, while I'm not 100% positive, I believe that Selle Anatomica has shortened the rails on its latest generation of saddles.
...
09-19-20, 12:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 914
Posted By guy1138

Of all the skills, my photography probably...

Of all the skills, my photography probably improved the most! And while I did settle in on the pet brick as my favorite; Modelo get's a shout out as being my personal quarantine MVP!
09-18-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 914
Posted By cv350

What a great story, thanks for sharing. Those...

What a great story, thanks for sharing. Those bikes will accumulate untold miles and memories. And although the bikes look incredible, I was drawn in to the diverse methods by which they were propped...
09-18-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 914
Posted By guy1138

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Bought this one based on a fuzzy picture, turned out to be a Hi-Ten frame...
09-18-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 914
Posted By guy1138

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Novara Corsa touring bike, surprisingly hard to sell! "REI Brand" is way more...
09-18-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 914
Posted By guy1138

Well, boys, it was a good run!

Well, I'm going back to work, so my time as a make-believe bike shop is coming to a close. I never thought that wrenching on bikes would be a full time gig, even for a little bit. It was incredibly...
09-18-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By Chris Chicago

Cold set it and realign the drops , so if one of...

Cold set it and realign the drops , so if one of the dropouts snap away from the stays a year from now, you won't wonder if it's because you cut corners.

don't ask me how I know
09-18-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,092
Posted By livedarklions

His bikes hold little appeal for me because I'm...

His bikes hold little appeal for me because I'm pretty comfortable doing century -plus rides on old steel racing bikes, so I get the beautiful lugged steel look at a fraction of the cost. I also...
09-18-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,092
Posted By Happy Feet

For me, the appeal is the difference between a...

For me, the appeal is the difference between a consumerist approach to cycling and a more hands on approach.

Clothing apart (I too like the function of kit) the modern direction in cycling is...
09-18-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,092
Posted By tyrion

Blocked and reported. (kidding)

Blocked and reported.





(kidding)
09-18-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,578
Posted By gaucho777

Robbie, no hard feelings, okay? I know I was...

Robbie, no hard feelings, okay? I know I was replying to you directly, but I meant my last comment in a general sense. People I don't like say true things, too, like Rumsfeld on "known knowns." You...
09-18-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,578
Posted By iab

I shipped a package USPS to japan, took 12 days. ...

I shipped a package USPS to japan, took 12 days. Shipped the same package USPS to Italy, still hasn't arrived in 34 days. In the meanwhile, I received a package from Italy via USPS in 15 days.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,314
Posted By fujidon

Lunch, extra water, snacks, cell phone, wallet,...

Lunch, extra water, snacks, cell phone, wallet, face mask, extra pair of glasses, rain jacket... sometimes we're not all out there to just hammer.
09-18-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,690
Posted By jay4usc

If you insist :) Finally have it more or less...

If you insist :)
Finally have it more or less how I want it. Itís a great ride.
...
09-18-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,690
Posted By sdimattia

If you insist :) Finally have it more or less...

If you insist :)
Finally have it more or less how I want it. Itís a great ride.
...
09-18-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,578
Posted By BFisher

Mod cleanup in aisle C&V, please.

Mod cleanup in aisle C&V, please.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,314
Posted By msu2001la

Proper Gen Xer road setup: ...

Proper Gen Xer road setup:
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,314
Posted By DrIsotope

People putting Gatorskins (or any frozen hose of...

People putting Gatorskins (or any frozen hose of a tire) on $10k+ megasuperbikes will always be the benchmark of What?Why?! for me, so a handlebar bag (regardless of size) doesn't even come close.
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