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05-23-22, 04:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 507
Posted By making

I am sitting here drinking coffee by my dog on...

I am sitting here drinking coffee by my dog on the couch. I plan to do 12 miles today making 100 for the month, Then mow the lawn. I retired so my schedule is: Start late, quit early, take a lot...
05-14-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 464
Posted By gobicycling

My wife, Nora, approaching her 85th birthday.

Nora, in her 85th year, riding the neighborhood with human power.
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04-24-22, 10:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By rsbob

Interesting. For my day rides, I carry: 1 tube’...

Interesting. For my day rides, I carry:
1 tube’
3 patches and glue
2 tire irons
1 tire boot
2 CO2 cartridges and inflator
multi-tool
1 valve core and valve core removal tool

all in an under...
04-07-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By JoeShellharbour

Hi Attilo My wife was never able to ride a solo...

Hi Attilo
My wife was never able to ride a solo bike and fell off every time.
When her mobility deterieted we decided to try a Tandem as it could not possibly be worse!
I found a tandem group who...
04-01-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 678
Posted By Bald Paul

Or dead.

Or dead.
03-29-22, 11:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,836
Posted By rsbob

Canklecat: Sorry to hear about your trials with...

Canklecat: Sorry to hear about your trials with COVID and that worthless physician at the VA. I know you have had more than your fair share of challenges and this is just so unreasonable. Sending my...
03-29-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,836
Posted By downtube42

There is no doubt age plays into recovery and...

There is no doubt age plays into recovery and training. But be careful not to let that get into your head and magnify the effect. Training a little more purposefully may be all that's necessary to...
03-23-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,151
Posted By rydabent

Anyone in our bike club can call for a lead to...

Anyone in our bike club can call for a lead to ride at any speed they want to name. Try doing that yourself. You might be amazed at how many show up.
BTW label it a NO DROP ride, and make sure that...
03-23-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,151
Posted By bruce19

Thanks for sharing this part of your journey. I'm...

Thanks for sharing this part of your journey. I'm 75 and have been a member of my club for about 20 years. We have ride levels like yours but probably a little slower for average speeds. But, average...
03-22-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 769
Posted By fastcarbon

Experiences with A Fib

I developed A Fib as a result of time trialing around max heart rate. All at once my HR would jump to 220 bpm and stay until I backed off; I found a great Electrophysiologist with lots of talent and...
03-07-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,999
Posted By Helderberg

I would strongly suggest that you find a store...

I would strongly suggest that you find a store that has a trial time frame and a free return policy. That way you can have a chance to try the saddle and get an idea if it is right for you. I have...
01-14-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By Paul J

Pretty good price for a solid starter tandem for...

Pretty good price for a solid starter tandem for you. Looks to be in pretty good condition. Depending on what the current parts group is could limit the upgrade potential but is very ride-able. Do...
01-03-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,808
Posted By leob1

I have a couple of co2 inflators, of different...

I have a couple of co2 inflators, of different brands, they work fine. They do take practice, but it's not difficult to use, once or twice is all it takes. A canister will more than fill a 700x25...
12-31-21, 11:56 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,039
Posted By elcraft

When you find yourself turning down the radio in...

When you find yourself turning down the radio in the car so you can see better…….
Forum: Foo
11-18-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By genec

We don't "need" this anywhere... and you are...

We don't "need" this anywhere... and you are quite correct, every media and heaps of junk mail... this tells me there is far too much blatant profit in the system, and everyone is trying to skim...
11-01-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,671
Posted By genejockey

I remember being told to WALK against traffic,...

I remember being told to WALK against traffic, but from the moment I got a bike - and that was 57 years ago - I was told to ride WITH traffic, never against.
10-28-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,698
Posted By thook

don't apologize for being snippy. not all the...

don't apologize for being snippy. not all the "advice" here is well founded and don't let anyone "shame" you for not taking it all at face value

1) your bar and stem is fine. no one used a 31.8...
10-28-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,698
Posted By Mr. 66

I think the bars and stem are ok, to me it looks...

I think the bars and stem are ok, to me it looks like the bolts for the bar mount were not evenly tightened. I bet the bottom has almost no gap. Steel stem is not common.
10-28-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,698
Posted By RoadWearier

Geez dude! Are you one of those guys who won't...

Geez dude! Are you one of those guys who won't shake other people's hands because of germs? Who pees on their handlebars? Is that how cyclists greet each other?
10-25-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3,550
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 564,917
Posted By classic carl

I started riding again in early 2020 after losing...

I started riding again in early 2020 after losing 20 lbs. I ended up the year by riding just over 3000 miles and losing about 75 lbs. I went from 270 to 195. I recently turned 65 this past August...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,082
Posted By Elvo

Yes if you have rim brakes and ride the brakes to...

Yes if you have rim brakes and ride the brakes to the point that the brake track overheats, you could burst your tyre/tube
10-20-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,782
Posted By Barry2

Quit goofing around. just toss it. will...

Quit goofing around.
just toss it.

will you really be comfortable riding it ever again!

Barry
10-20-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,156
Posted By rydabent

"upside down chain" **********???

"upside down chain" **********???
Forum: Commuting
10-19-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,272
Posted By 10 Wheels

Do it.

Do it.
Forum: Commuting
10-19-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,272
Posted By truthseeker14

Should I report this city employee?

I was in the left lane of a four lane road (2 lanes each way). Traffic wasn't very heavy. There were cars parked on the curb lane. A driver of a city government vehicle, came up behind me and started...
10-13-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,933
Posted By Steve B.

Buy a bunch of spares. Practice at home. Watch...

Buy a bunch of spares. Practice at home. Watch You Tube till you get the hang of it. They work you just need some technique.
10-08-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,992
Posted By indyfabz

When I consulted a LBS about replacing the rings...

When I consulted a LBS about replacing the rings on my touring bike a mechanic used the term “shark’s teeth” to describe their condition.
10-07-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,992
Posted By shelbyfv

OP, this isn't complicated but you got some...

OP, this isn't complicated but you got some incomplete info as to when the chain should be replaced. Change it based on actual wear, rather than mileage or age. You will have to measure it, either...
10-05-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,029
Posted By cyccommute

I really hate this “PFAS” thing that is going on...

I really hate this “PFAS” thing that is going on now. While PTFE or polytetraflouroethylene is a polyfluoroalkyl substance, it’s not on the same level as other chemicals that are causing issues. ...
10-05-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,029
Posted By Maelochs

I use approximately a gram of PTFE every two...

I use approximately a gram of PTFE every two years ..... mixed in paraffin, applied to my chains. Every mile I ride on an errand or to a job is a mile I am not using my car, which is incredibly...
10-05-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,029
Posted By pdlamb

Yes, the OP's link claim is confusing. Is the...

Yes, the OP's link claim is confusing. Is the claim that when paraffin starts "fuming" it'll release trace amounts (probably parts per million or less) of benzene? But no, the claim seems to be a...
10-05-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,029
Posted By Maelochs

The guy is equally concerned about nonexistent...

The guy is equally concerned about nonexistent toxic fumes and taking too long for bike maintenance. Let's let Darwin decide this thread.
10-05-21, 02:18 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,029
Posted By downhillmaster

How shocking that a paranoia thread about the...

How shocking that a paranoia thread about the potentially deadly effects of waxing a bike chain devolved so quickly.
And who knew that the folks at a for-profit Australian chain testing website...
10-04-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,029
Posted By skidder

If I had to spend that much time cleaning and...

If I had to spend that much time cleaning and re-lubing a chain I just would not ride a bicycle. I ride on pavement probably 80-100 miles per week, sometimes near the beach ('fugitive' sand). I...
10-04-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,029
Posted By cyccommute

No. It’s not going to happen just by heating the...

No. It’s not going to happen just by heating the wax. Nor would it happen if you got the wax to smoking temperature. The study that they are (well, aren’t) quoting suggests that burning candles...
10-04-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,029
Posted By VegasTriker

I think a lot of non-chemists worry needlessly...

I think a lot of non-chemists worry needlessly over such things. I guess if you got wax to just the right temperature it could break down but the more likely result is shorter straight chain...
09-30-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,219
Posted By shelbyfv

Road bike or mtb/hybrid? Visors are not commonly...

Road bike or mtb/hybrid? Visors are not commonly used with a drop bar position because they can block your vision. There's no law against it though, if that's what suits you.:rolleyes:
09-28-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,270
Posted By rydabent

Bike mileage

I got my first recumbent a RANS Tailwind in 2005, retired in 2008 at 70. According to my records I have now ridden the distance around the world at the equator on my bents, both the bike and the...
09-28-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,282
Posted By tigat

We did a 7 day tour for our 30th anniversary with...

We did a 7 day tour for our 30th anniversary with Cycle Holidays Ireland - local owner operator. Great food, smart, backroads routing, unbelievable scenery, history lessons from locals, pub nights...
09-27-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,282
Posted By big john

I've done self-supported tours with 3 other men...

I've done self-supported tours with 3 other men for 6 weeks, 3 other men and 4 women for 6 days, and with just my ex wife for 9 days, plus multiple overnight trips.
I couldn't imagine paying 2 grand...
09-18-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3,550
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 564,917
Posted By Wildwood

jppe - even with your 'reduced' mileage = you...

jppe - even with your 'reduced' mileage = you are still da man.

Ride on.
09-18-21, 12:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,298
Posted By Rick

For the chainline to be different than the...

For the chainline to be different than the manufacture set it up for. Somebody had to either put a rear hub with different spacing or Spindles front or rear that are longer or shorter. I replaced the...
09-15-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,973
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

I'm glad that you, now at your age, have...

I'm glad that you, now at your age, have reclaimed such a "trick" skill of your youth. Now, don't do it again.
Seriously, it is a totally dumbass move!!!
If you decide to continue this...
09-14-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 7,625
Posted By ClydeClydeson

With tires wider than 'performance road' tires...

With tires wider than 'performance road' tires (>28mm) then a squeeze with the thumb can tell you what you need to know. If you have 25mm or 23 mm or smaller tires and need to keep them pumped up to...
09-14-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 7,625
Posted By BHG6

I check my tires before every ride and I carry...

I check my tires before every ride and I carry the same little mini bike shop in my kit....there's nothing worse than being stuck in the middle of BFE without the tools to fix your ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 10,165
Posted By burnthesheep

What is this? The dozen'th time this has come...

What is this? The dozen'th time this has come up? This is the bike world equivalent of the "does a plane on a treadmill takeoff?"
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 10,165
Posted By WhyFi

Ask if it's okay and respect their wishes if they...

Ask if it's okay and respect their wishes if they say "no."
09-07-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,297
Posted By genejockey

I'm reasonably certain that rule doesn't apply in...

I'm reasonably certain that rule doesn't apply in the case of an unsignalled, unannounced U-turn, especially if the rider doing the U-turn fakes to the right first.
09-07-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,297
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Other rider's fault. Doing a U-Turn without...

Other rider's fault. Doing a U-Turn without looking or signalling is a great way to cause a crash.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,972
Posted By DaveSSS

No mention of brake lever reach adjustment. Not...

No mention of brake lever reach adjustment. Not being a shimano user, I don't know if this is available. I use it with my sram force axs levers. With sram, having only two contact points...
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