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03-28-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,346
Posted By 10 Wheels

Most of the time I Ride where the right auto tire...

Most of the time I Ride where the right auto tire line would be.
But not here:
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02-03-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,942
Posted By Koyote

Get deeply enough into cycling, and you won't...

Get deeply enough into cycling, and you won't have any money for booze and drugs.
01-29-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,577
Posted By mack_turtle

no. for one thing, that could throw off an...

no. for one thing, that could throw off an otherwise good balance and power you have achieved with the original saddle position. second, it does nothing for the standing pedaling position on the bike.
01-24-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,678
Posted By aquafina

Thanks everyone for all your suggestions. I got a...

Thanks everyone for all your suggestions. I got a Surly Long Haul Trucker 58 with 26 wheels. The bike is shipped and I will get it within a week. Thanks morrisond for following up with me and guiding...
01-05-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,108
Posted By thehammerdog

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bigger tires...
12-14-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,760
Posted By freeranger

Bean burrito for the pre-ride meal.

Bean burrito for the pre-ride meal.
12-09-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,420
Posted By Toespeas

there are no advantages of tubeless on the road ,...

there are no advantages of tubeless on the road , its just a different way of riding , converting back to tubes will mostly be a tighter fit requiring you to need thicker tire levers because it will...
12-07-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,193
Posted By veganbikes

42...

42 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrases_from_The_Hitchhiker%27s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy#Answer_to_the_Ultimate_Question_of_Life,_the_Universe,_and_Everything_(42))
11-26-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,282
Posted By aggiegrads

Take off the pedals, slam the seat, and use it...

Take off the pedals, slam the seat, and use it like a balance bike.
11-11-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By DaveSSS

With most frames these days having sloping top...

With most frames these days having sloping top tubes, standover height is rarely an issue. If it is, you're buying the wrong frame size.

The two dimensions of most importance are stack and...
11-05-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,224
Posted By Hypno Toad

Here's a quick (Quik) edit from my preview ride...

Here's a quick (Quik) edit from my preview ride last night, not sure when the opening will be announced - I expect they will wait until the ground is frozen and we have snow pack. It was a great...
10-27-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 894
Posted By Happy Feet

Or get creative with the angle grinder and turn...

Or get creative with the angle grinder and turn that outer chain ring into a bashguard.
I swapped out my middle ring for a Blackspire 42T and kept the small ring as a manual shifted bailout granny...
10-22-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,809
Posted By csuperbike

I may be bias because I ride dirt bikes as well...

I may be bias because I ride dirt bikes as well (as in engine powered dirt bikes). Full Squish seems like a wanna be dirt bike without the fun part (engine).
10-21-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,075
Posted By GlennR

Only you know if it's a problem. I've had my...

Only you know if it's a problem.

I've had my arm hit twice by the right hand mirror... and i'm still riding.
10-20-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,915
Posted By Koyote

If I got a speeding ticket while riding my bike,...

If I got a speeding ticket while riding my bike, I would frame it and hang it on the wall.
10-13-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,030
Posted By tomato coupe

There is no "normal" speed. Ride and have...

There is no "normal" speed. Ride and have fun.
10-11-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,857
Posted By hsuBM

I too have it. The forward momentum smoothes out...

I too have it. The forward momentum smoothes out my twitchiness.

1) super bright lights... >900 lumens on front, >300 on back. On the road, you’re a vehicle. Be lit like one.

2) instead of...
10-03-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,747
Posted By Rolla

As I approach another rider, I just cough really...

As I approach another rider, I just cough really loud and wheeze and spit. They always give me a wide berth.
10-01-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 929
Posted By Chris!

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Well thats the most fun I've had on a bike in a while. Best part is the...
09-25-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,168
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

steel will never be out of favour, or favor

steel will never be out of favour, or favor
09-25-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By Kapusta

If I find myself swapping tires more than a few...

If I find myself swapping tires more than a few times a year, that leads to a second wheel-set, and a second wheel-set always grows into a new bike.

But as far as the tires go... no problems if...
09-25-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,073
Posted By FiftySix

Thanks for the link. I like where Eben's thoughts...

Thanks for the link. I like where Eben's thoughts are going.

From the article linked above.
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"In an age when we’re told to see every neighbor as a disease vector, and every police...
09-25-20, 12:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,401
Posted By SurferRosa

Just shower with it each morning. Saves time,...

Just shower with it each morning. Saves time, and the two of you will surely grow closer.
09-24-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,168
Posted By mack_turtle

There are probably a lot of reasons, but what...

There are probably a lot of reasons, but what does the type of bike that winning racers are being paid to ride have to do with the experience of the average recreational cyclist?
09-23-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,168
Posted By Point

For the record, all Rivendell frames are steel

For the record, all Rivendell frames are steel
09-23-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,168
Posted By mack_turtle

I spent several weeks drooling over some steel...

I spent several weeks drooling over some steel bikes before buying the steel hotness of a Twin Six Standard Rando...
09-23-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,863
Posted By caloso

Position 1 on my TT bike (which isn't just about...

Position 1 on my TT bike (which isn't just about stem height but a entirely different set of bars and saddle position)
Position 2 on my road bike
Position 2.5 on my CX bike

Positions 4 and 5...
09-22-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 9,688
Posted By abshipp

In making sense of the upright bar fat-tire...

In making sense of the upright bar fat-tire Rivendell, I find it more helpful to think of them like going for a walk or a hike in really comfortable shoes.

You're sitting up straight so it's easy...
09-21-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,557
Posted By gokhanbas

I've already put 200ish miles on my Domane SL4,...

I've already put 200ish miles on my Domane SL4, 65 of which during my metric century ride today.
I am very happy with the balance, comfort, speed. When I hit 10 posts, I'll post pics :)
09-21-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 9,688
Posted By njkayaker

Grant Petersen should get credit for chapping the...

Grant Petersen should get credit for chapping the asses of so many people on BF.
09-18-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 9,688
Posted By Rolla

I, for one, am glad that I live in a world with...

I, for one, am glad that I live in a world with people like Grant Petersen in it. There's still plenty of carpet fiber racing bikes, lycra kit, watts meters, and bike bro attitude for those who are...
09-18-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,967
Posted By chas58

Awesome! I bought a state of the art MTB 30...

Awesome!
I bought a state of the art MTB 30 years ago, and I'm still riding it. I've spent decades "waiting" on the industry to make up their mind (26, no 29, no 27.5, no back to 29) and figure...
09-17-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,967
Posted By bonsai171

It's fun riding a gravel bike on singletrack. ...

It's fun riding a gravel bike on singletrack. The mountain bikers wonder why we're riding road bikes LOL.

Dave
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,927
Posted By ThermionicScott

Touring tires are for going places. ;)

Touring tires are for going places. ;)
09-11-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By base2

Why not just go to the bike park now? There is...

Why not just go to the bike park now?
There is a such a thing as "over-biked."
You'd be surprised what you can & your current bike can do. Besides, you'll have mad skillz when you upgrade in the...
09-11-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,224
Posted By Hypno Toad

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I saw this recently too ...

"Biologists have concluded that habitat loss is...
09-08-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,949
Posted By stephr1

There's a vaccine for a specific "strain" of flu....

There's a vaccine for a specific "strain" of flu. There is no vaccine that covers 100% of the strains that show up throughout the flu season. I've never had a flu shot and have only caught the more...
09-07-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,722
Posted By Iride01

Whether I'm driving or cycling, I assume the...

Whether I'm driving or cycling, I assume the other person is an idiot and plan for as many possible outs as I can.

I've also found that many drivers just don't realize how fast some cyclist are...
09-07-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,256
Posted By Koyote

The other day, as we pulled into the garage, I...

The other day, as we pulled into the garage, I was telling my wife about the bike shortage. I waved at the five bikes hanging from the wall and said, "See, I'm pretty smart! Bought 'em ahead of time!"
Forum: Touring
08-31-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,557
Posted By stevel610

A comfortable bike underneath you is better than...

A comfortable bike underneath you is better than an unknown bike on order...
06-16-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 12,322
Posted By GlennR

My wife has no bike computer and leaves her phone...

My wife has no bike computer and leaves her phone at home when she rides.

So she doesn't even need your $30 android phone.

So what's your point?
06-03-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,867
Posted By Miele Man

Actually, in some areas it's riskier riding a...

Actually, in some areas it's riskier riding a bicycle now and that's becuase with the much lower volume of traffic, motorists are driving faster and doing so whilst distracted.

Roads would be a...
06-02-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,183
Posted By Paul Barnard

Are you kidding me? I am framing my first...

Are you kidding me? I am framing my first bicycle speeding ticket. If I don't have one by the time I am 70, I am going to make it a mission to get one. I hope I can get the cop to pose with me.
05-08-20, 02:04 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,011
Posted By hillyman

A 90s mountain bike is now the new advanced...

A 90s mountain bike is now the new advanced technology. We've come a long way baby
04-21-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,369
Posted By hillyman

Throw away the speedometer. Life is not a race...

Throw away the speedometer. Life is not a race unless your in a race. Just enjoy the ride
12-17-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,229
Posted By Kapusta

In terms of crashing, the main difference I find...

In terms of crashing, the main difference I find is that with FS I am going faster when it happens.
11-27-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,229
Posted By Steve B.

Skill level. Accidents happen.

Skill level. Accidents happen.
11-15-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,494
Posted By Kapusta

Yep:thumb: And the Salsa Fargo (another drop...

Yep:thumb:

And the Salsa Fargo (another drop bar MTB) has been out since 2008.
11-15-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,494
Posted By prj71

Available since 2015... ...

Available since 2015...

https://salsacycles.com/bikes/cutthroat/2020_cutthroat_grx_810_di2
08-27-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,224
Posted By Hypno Toad

UPDATES Earlier this summer, the courts...

UPDATES

Earlier this summer, the courts ruled against the opposition's demand for an environmental impact study, and the opposition appealed to the Minnesota supreme court... more stalling...
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