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12-07-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By Riveting

If I'm going to use a mirror, typically only if...

If I'm going to use a mirror, typically only if on a group ride where I may be responsible for keeping track of those behind me, it'll only be the Take-A-Look (https://takealookactive.com) helmet...
12-01-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,060
Posted By Korina

Around here the vines are blackberry; flimsy but...

Around here the vines are blackberry; flimsy but with large thorns, eager to rip flesh; they arch out of the ground and dangle from trees.


Good idea, thanks. I just replaced my old yellow foam...
11-24-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,675
Posted By work4bike

That's funny, because I also ride at least a...

That's funny, because I also ride at least a 100-miles per week, but rarely ride on trails; however, of the times I have ridden on the trails, I hated it. You'd think someone that rides "thousands of...
11-24-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,122
Posted By Kilroy1988

Attainable C&V You Want but just Haven't Got!

Hello,

Thought this might be a fun thread idea... I've been into this for a bit more than a decade now (which seems a long time considering I'm only 33). Some of the first fine vintage bicycles I...
11-23-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,675
Posted By work4bike

Threads like this reminds me just how good I have...

Threads like this reminds me just how good I have it out on the roads:)
11-22-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,675
Posted By Iride01

I never made the connection of distance not...

I never made the connection of distance not startling the person you are passing. But with some exceptions for very noob walkers and cyclist, I think you are on to something there.

One of the...
11-21-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14,508
Views: 3,346,015
Posted By hazetguy

According to Mr DiNucci:...

According to Mr DiNucci: https://dinuccicycles.blogspot.com/2010/02/lugs-for-specialized.html
"...lugs I designed for the last really nice Allez built by Specialized in the early 90's. This was a...
11-18-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By Paul Barnard

That's my kind of riding. I lose interest when...

That's my kind of riding. I lose interest when cycling becomes work. Fun is my priority. Thankfully cycling is a beautiful blend of fun and fitness.
11-18-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By shelbyfv

I enjoy riding by myself and the best local roads...

I enjoy riding by myself and the best local roads are right out my door. The problem is I ride at least 5mph slower than when I'm with my group. Soon I'll be unable to keep up and I'll have to go...
11-12-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By LAJ

No reason for anyone to throw a fit over correct...

No reason for anyone to throw a fit over correct and logical help.
11-11-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By cxwrench

Funny, whenever I set up a new derailleur I...

Funny, whenever I set up a new derailleur I adjust the limit screws before attaching the cable. This has never caused any issues for me. Doing it this way keeps me from shifting over the large cog...
11-09-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,586
Posted By rowerek

Many drivers underestimate how fast some of the...

Many drivers underestimate how fast some of the road bikes can travel.

Recently, I was biking at about 20mph in the neighborhood taking advantage of empty streets and perfect visibility, and could...
Forum: Touring
10-27-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,302
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Clothing, I always have a down vest. Packs really...

Clothing, I always have a down vest. Packs really tiny, weighs almost nothing. Front open, adds little warmth, front zipped or snapped up and adds more. Under a windbreaker or rain jacket it adds a...
10-22-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,598
Posted By wolfchild

100% waterproof and 100% breathable doesn't...

100% waterproof and 100% breathable doesn't exist, the isn't a fabric out there that can keep water out and let sweat out at the same time...You have a choice, you can either accept getting wet with...
10-20-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,401
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I think freewheels and square taper BB's are on...

I think freewheels and square taper BB's are on the endangered list.
Forum: Touring
10-20-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 825
Posted By staehpj1

[/indent]I can see that, but I don't find the...

[/indent]I can see that, but I don't find the need to carry most of the stuff I carry in my pockets when at home. I recall one guy saying, "Where do you put your wallet and keys?". The question...
Forum: Touring
10-16-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,038
Posted By djb

gearing and attitude from a 1970s Paris-Roubaix,...

gearing and attitude from a 1970s Paris-Roubaix, right out of an Eddy Merckx quote

I loved how when with the ladies, you made the "drastic" change from a 45 to a 44t chain ring.
Times change,...
10-10-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By PeteHski

This is not the first time the OP has posted...

This is not the first time the OP has posted about "extreme fatigue" after short rides and Gatorade always seems to be his solution. For me it would be time to see the doc rather than grasp at...
10-10-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,739
Posted By shelbyfv

Sounds as if the writer has a bunch of grievances...

Sounds as if the writer has a bunch of grievances and vented on some poor guy just trying to ride his bike. Doesn't seem to be any good reason they were obstructing the path. :foo:
10-06-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,311
Posted By CrankyOne

A key principle of the Sustainable Safety is:...

A key principle of the Sustainable Safety is: Homogeneity (of mass, speed and direction of road users).

Mass includes size, weight and inertia (or power). E-bikes have greater inertia/power so a...
10-04-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,747
Posted By nycphotography

The pepper spray isn't for the dog, it's for the...

The pepper spray isn't for the dog, it's for the owner.

And if I am dog phobic, then the dogs running up to me DOES equate to a threat, as it is likely to result in a crash, whether the dogs are...
Forum: Touring
10-02-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,643
Posted By indyfabz

Why change bars? Maybe just add bar ends for more...

Why change bars? Maybe just add bar ends for more hand positions. I did the entire NT with a group of 12 others. One guy rode a Cannondale hybrid with bar ends.
10-02-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,452
Posted By CliffordK

https://s.hdnux.com/photos/01/22/05/07/21516785/3/...

https://s.hdnux.com/photos/01/22/05/07/21516785/3/rawImage.jpg

The pickup looks like it has stock road tires, and doesn't look particularly lifted.

A stock 4x4 will be slightly taller than a...
10-01-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,299
Posted By cyclezen

Hi John, sorry to hear about your injury - it's a...

Hi John, sorry to hear about your injury - it's a common injury for many riders. One I've had the 'un-pleasure' to also experience...
BMC has many different models of bikes - if you know which model...
09-29-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,452
Posted By Bald Paul

UNBELIEVABLE! Interesting that his parents showed...

UNBELIEVABLE! Interesting that his parents showed up right after the crash, meaning he probably called Mommy and Daddy before calling for help for his victims (if he did at all.) Judging by the...
09-28-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,452
Posted By CliffordK

This isn't just cute or funny... choking on some...

This isn't just cute or funny... choking on some black smoke. :mad:

The kid hit 6 cyclists. Sent 4 to the hospital, with two serious enough to warrant air lifting. There isn't a lot of info...
09-28-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,452
Posted By Kat12

Maybe not, but when the dumb **** you do has very...

Maybe not, but when the dumb **** you do has very real and serious consequences for others, then I'm not inclined to go easy on a person just because they're "young and dumb." "I was young and dumb"...
09-02-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 880
Posted By 3alarmer

... ...FWIW, the replacement cassette cog sets...

...
...FWIW, the replacement cassette cog sets sold by alternative manufacturers, like Sunlite, work well and seem to be still around, mostly. I started using them when the Shimano ranges in 7 and...
09-02-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,045
Posted By sloar

I like using marine grease, I seem to get caught...

I like using marine grease, I seem to get caught in the rain a lot.
08-29-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,930
Posted By Maelochs

Wet wood is a nightmare. Some sort of...

Wet wood is a nightmare. Some sort of moisture-absorbing mold grows in a thin layer, and it is slicker than oiled ice.

The plastic "boards" are no better. If I have to ride planking, I go v e r y...
Forum: Touring
08-28-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,687
Posted By nun

Take a small cable lock and always lock your bike...

Take a small cable lock and always lock your bike up when you leave it. Even if you are popping into a shop for 10 secs take the time to lock your bike. Most bike thieves are opportunistic so you'll...
08-25-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,562
Posted By MNebiker

I used a helmet mounted mirror for many years...

I used a helmet mounted mirror for many years until a low branch wiped it off. It worked, but wasn't great. I kept using it because I figured that all helmet/glasses mirrors were about the same. ...
08-25-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,562
Posted By Milton Keynes

I use a helmet mounted mirror also. I read that...

I use a helmet mounted mirror also. I read that it would be hard to get used to, but it really wasn't for me. All I have to do to see behind me is to look up and to the left, and if I need to see...
08-25-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,562
Posted By BobbyG

I started using a take-a-look glasses mounted...

I started using a take-a-look glasses mounted mirror 20+ years ago. I still keep a mirror on 3 of my 4 bikes, but the glasses mounted mirror works best. For one thing, you can see a much wider...
08-18-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,174
Posted By rydabent

Actually if I could have any helmet, I would love...

Actually if I could have any helmet, I would love to have back a helmet like my late 80s Bell Tourlite. It had a fairly thick lexan shell. It would have taken a really hard pointed hit to...
08-08-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,013
Posted By joesch

Went to a classic bike show It was quite a...

Went to a classic bike show

It was quite a delight

All the bikes parked in a row

What a wonderful sight
08-07-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,612
Posted By robertj298

Anyone else like riding at night?

There are several reasons I like riding at night I live in a very small town surrounded
by farm land. The reasons are pretty simple, peace and quiet, usually cooler, usually
calm and next to no...
08-03-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,013
Posted By 70sSanO

A bike is classic or vintage if replacing one of...

A bike is classic or vintage if replacing one of the components with NOS costs more than the entire bike cost new.

John
07-31-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By zandoval

"SOLVED"OK... So when re-greasing the bottom...

"SOLVED"OK... So when re-greasing the bottom bracket on my old Ted Williams I remembered I had put away a few things in an old bin that was buried beneath all the Boy Scout Camping stuff. After...
07-30-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 951
Posted By jppe

From initial responses it’s apparent that without...

From initial responses it’s apparent that without enforcement the regulation doesn’t work…….probably the case with any law???? I suspect any law deterring the use of mobile devices while driving...
07-29-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,210
Posted By Darth Lefty

My objection to roundabouts really isn't about...

My objection to roundabouts really isn't about bikes or cars. They are great for cars and tolerable for bikes. The biggest problem is for the people who use crosswalks, especially the handicapped....
02-03-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By 3alarmer

...in my large California home city, there are no...

...in my large California home city, there are no commercial bike shops who will realign a fork.
The liability issues are such, that I'm pretty sure they got rid of the alignment jigs they might...
01-21-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,682
Posted By bikeaddiction1

As a cyclist and motorcyclist I have had many of...

As a cyclist and motorcyclist I have had many of the same thoughts shown in this video. The biggest danger to me is someone who doesn't really cycle much because it is too hard or takes too long,...
01-18-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,294
Posted By FBOATSB

That would be illegal in Indiana I can be 99%...

That would be illegal in Indiana I can be 99% sure of.
01-16-21, 04:46 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,360
Posted By Clyde1820

Good way to get killed. He'll get nailed, at some...

Good way to get killed. He'll get nailed, at some point. Probably inevitable.

One would think there's limited demand for going the double-hip replacement route, with titanium skull plate...
12-26-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,531
Posted By dayles

The fork is original

I know this is an ancient thread. But, I worked at the Miele factory and this model came down the line with those forks. There were many models that came down that assembly line that were not...
10-31-20, 01:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,194
Posted By dabac

Iíve walked my mtb through some pretty deep...

Iíve walked my mtb through some pretty deep waters on occasion. Wheels fully submerged. They stayed resolutely in contact with the bottom. 26x2Ē
My brotherís Fat Bike didnít even get the hubs wet.
Forum: Touring
10-21-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,899
Posted By imi

Heck yeah! 😊 Youíre out there doing it!

Heck yeah! 😊 Youíre out there doing it!
Forum: Touring
10-14-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,240
Posted By phughes

I like comfort too. I can lie under the hammock...

I like comfort too. I can lie under the hammock in the rain, sit under it and watch the world go by, or even fix coffee, or lie inside as well. I have a huge rain tarp over the hammock. I liked the...
10-13-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By dsbrantjr

That is about my preferred tightness, "race...

That is about my preferred tightness, "race tight"; in case of a spill or crash the bar can move to minimize the chance of damage or injury, but will stay put under normal use. Same with brake and...
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