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06-23-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 906
Posted By HillRider

Absolutely, take that bike back to the dealer and...

Absolutely, take that bike back to the dealer and have it repaired properly and that probably means having the crank replaced. There is no reason for a new bike sold by any decent bike shop to have...
06-20-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,171
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

To give a concrete example of what might work for...

To give a concrete example of what might work for the average person, I try to climb at about 78 rpm, somewhere in there, depending on if the exact gear matches the exact slope, so a few beats on...
06-17-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,266
Posted By Nyah

Wow, I'm surprised to hear that pumps made now by...

Wow, I'm surprised to hear that pumps made now by supposed quality brands have such short lifespans. The Nashbar-branded pump that I got 20+ years ago still works great. I better take extra care of...
06-15-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,257
Posted By 2old

A friend rides off road with an individual who...

A friend rides off road with an individual who can barely walk because he injured his spine severely in a surfing accident, but can ride a bike with e-assist (not a throttle). This has improved his...
06-13-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,865
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, 07:01 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,865
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...
06-04-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 560
Posted By Melvang

Sorry, have to brag up my wife

So, a little back story. My wife has barreled with her weight ever since puberty. She has always thought hypothyroid, but could never get a doctor to do the right tests, and stay with one doctor long...
06-04-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,364
Posted By Barry2

What is your favorite bicycle tool of all time?

What is your favorite bicycle tool of all time?

Lance Armstrong
05-31-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 461
Posted By DMC707

needle , thread - 15 minutes of your time --- ...

needle , thread - 15 minutes of your time --- it doesn't have to loolk pretty
05-30-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By dedhed

Paying the bills. Start your own forum or buy a...

Paying the bills. Start your own forum or buy a premium membership
05-28-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,331
Posted By noimagination

Agree. The thumb test is good enough for bicycle...

Agree. The thumb test is good enough for bicycle tires.

(May be different if you're a racer - I wouldn't know, never raced.)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,428
Posted By Bah Humbug

Thank you for the report. Not sure why you care...

Thank you for the report. Not sure why you care so much what bar arrangement works for other people though.
05-25-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,152
Posted By JustinOldPhart

Ya know, indy, if things are that constrained on...

Ya know, indy, if things are that constrained on what is obviously a bit of humour, they can delete it and ban me. If that is taken as a serious threat to society, they can delete it and ban me. If...
05-19-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 733
Posted By fooferdoggie

give it a few months and if you want a good deal...

give it a few months and if you want a good deal on a newish used bike or e bike they will be there.
but this could cause uses to bike retailers down the road.
05-13-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 533
Posted By JustinOldPhart

Not my circus, not my monkeys.

Not my circus, not my monkeys.
Forum: Introductions
05-13-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By bikemig

That's $500 at the bike shop. You can do this for...

That's $500 at the bike shop. You can do this for less. If the frame is good, the cheapest might be to find a "donor" used MTB of similar quality. The frame size won't matter but the condition of the...
05-11-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By berner

Medical Pros Are Heros

The NY Times is running a series on the medical pros, the MDs, nurses and others in emergency rooms and ICUs dealing with infection at the risk of their own and their family's well being. The series...
05-11-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 879
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Wear that mask!

I notice in my area of the world which is a small town people are getting too comfortable! Wear the FRIKIN mask in the store! It wonít kill you for a few minutes! I wear mine to protect you! Now wear...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,215
Posted By CliffordK

You know, what I'd do is to find a bolt that I...

You know, what I'd do is to find a bolt that I could thread into the fork and see how stable the dropout feels without putting on so much force to break it. Perhaps thread the axle in from the...
05-06-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By mikeread

If you can get round the back with a drill then...

If you can get round the back with a drill then try the following.

Take a new bolt and drill a hole through the centre. I would do this on a lathe but you will have to do the best you can without...
05-03-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,985
Posted By Papa Tom

My bikes have kickstands. Full stop.

My bikes have kickstands. Full stop.
05-02-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,985
Posted By captain belly

Kickstands are still cool in my house

not sure where to put this question, but I figure we are from a kickstand generation, soooooooo...here it is.
I bought a Trek Verve 3. Great bike! WHY is there a culture of NO KICKSTANDS? I...
05-01-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2,298
Views: 432,251
Posted By randyjawa

Picked this up at a yard sale last year for...

Picked this up at a yard sale last year for $40.00 CND. I was/is darn near mint......
04-28-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By rosefarts

Had a whole day to kill

Truck at the mechanic on my way to work, towed off the interstate in a town I've only driven through. Wife could pick me up in the evening, so I had some time to burn.
...
Replies: 12
Views: 746
Posted By phile

I did my first century!

so as title says says it i did my first century, this happened last saturday. honestly did not know what a century ride was until i joined these forums about a year ago. have since been mostly...
04-27-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,780
Posted By myisland

bike riding is illegal

Yeah I ride the same route on a California beach bike path with no stinking cars. Never get tired of the sunsets. Now our tyrannical County government says it's illegal to ride. $1000 fine.
They...
Forum: Foo
04-24-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 663
Posted By Hondo Gravel

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/9b9103e1_64f2_4ca4_987c_1e8fe1294673_cd55f94c000e38a9456697576b7565802348b35b.jpeg
Forum: Foo
04-22-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 651
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Hill Country SNA north of Hondo near Bandera,...

Hill Country SNA north of Hondo near Bandera, Texas. I need to mix in some hiking.

...
04-20-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 977
Posted By trailangel

What is chain twist? Neer heard this term before.

What is chain twist? Neer heard this term before.
04-20-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,581
Posted By livedarklions

Little known fact that the entire Social Security...

Little known fact that the entire Social Security system is just a deep state plot by the government to finance the acquisition and hoarding of all the cheap bikes.

Don't pretend you don't know...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,974
Posted By guadzilla

Ah yes, I forget - this is BF, so by all means...

Ah yes, I forget - this is BF, so by all means lets play the "what if" game. Maybe it was raining. Maybe there were zombies on the street, maybe they delivered the bike to my friend via catapult....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,027
Posted By Cypress

No worse than the perpetual bashing of the...

No worse than the perpetual bashing of the current administration that doesn't get pruned because it goes with the forum majority.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,974
Posted By himespau

I'd assume they let him test ride it in the...

I'd assume they let him test ride it in the parking lot while they watched. It seems like even a short ride would allow them to say, "hey, let's raise that saddle 2 inches while we take the tags off...
04-17-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,776
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Ride #25...

Ride #25 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=25) 53.26 miles. 4:15:16. Avg speed 12.5 mph


Had a rear flat at the 30.26 mile mark. Repair the flat...
04-16-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,581
Posted By 308jerry

Socialism much? Seriously? I've gotten real...

Socialism much? Seriously?
I've gotten real sour on the number of BF members who act like they've been violated in some way and think there ought to be a new law. I understand you didn't verbalize...
04-15-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,350
Posted By Trevtassie

I don't wear pants when I ride mine, most days I...

I don't wear pants when I ride mine, most days I don't get arrested.
04-15-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,350
Posted By tyrion

Triples are only for the very advanced bicyclist....

Triples are only for the very advanced bicyclist. Beginners should start with a single chainring, then after a few years move up to a double chainring, then after decades of experience move up to a...
04-15-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,350
Posted By spelger

love mine.

love mine.
Forum: Foo
04-13-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By Hondo Gravel

:lol:

:lol:
04-09-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,100
Posted By Jicafold

You consider over $2000 to be entry level?

You consider over $2000 to be entry level?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,806
Posted By fishboat

Perhaps focus on simply riding before worrying...

Perhaps focus on simply riding before worrying about the minutiae of a few grams and upgrading a new bike. At your stage it's all about you and not the bike..buy a decent used bike..ride a few...
04-04-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,086
Posted By rosefarts

A Schrader valve screams low end. I'm not even...

A Schrader valve screams low end. I'm not even convinced presta works better but its a well known fixture on any bike meant for more than groceries. My guess is that your client could build the...
Forum: Foo
04-04-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By Hondo Gravel

C as in See. You see nothing but BS. Yes it is a...

C as in See. You see nothing but BS. Yes it is a lame joke but Iím stir crazy and it was late.
04-03-20, 03:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 501
Posted By cpach

If you already have V levers I'd just buy some...

If you already have V levers I'd just buy some cheap V brakes....
04-03-20, 01:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 501
Posted By tFUnK

Check your levers to see if they offer different...

Check your levers to see if they offer different pull positions before you spring for new levers. Many levers from that era were compatible with both cantilever and v-brakes, depending on where the...
04-02-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 501
Posted By alcjphil

A Schrader valve inner tube cannot possibly fit...

A Schrader valve inner tube cannot possibly fit through the hole of a Presta drilled rim, not even a little bit
04-02-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 501
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You can see the difference in pull ratios. The...

You can see the difference in pull ratios.
The plastic "plug" is moved so that the "link" is on the other end for canti's....
04-02-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 501
Posted By HillRider

If the brakes pull from the center they are...

If the brakes pull from the center they are cantilevers. If the levers say V-brake, then that's your problem. V-brake levers pull more cable but have less leverage than those designed for...
04-02-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 501
Posted By Miele Man

I put V-brakes and levers onto my MIELE MTB...

I put V-brakes and levers onto my MIELE MTB dropbar bicycle and I find them a LOT nore positive and powerful that what the properly set up cantilever brakes were.

Good braking with V-brakes (aka...
04-02-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 501
Posted By AeroGut

A 1995 would have come with cantilever brakes not...

A 1995 would have come with cantilever brakes not v-brakes. Can you take a pic of your brakes and brake levers? One somewhat remote possibility is that your brake levers were changed out at some...
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