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01-15-23, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 242
Posted By Crankycrank

My experience with Slime tubes is that they...

My experience with Slime tubes is that they aren't all that reliable at sealing punctures and are a complete PITA to patch as the Slime has to be completely cleaned off and any Slime seeping out will...
01-13-23, 03:49 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,771
Posted By Sy Reene

Here ya go.. and if you buy 3 you can get 1% off...

Here ya go.. and if you buy 3 you can get 1% off :-)

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1555x884/rockbroswb_00ac448a23f13e4b1c67720103c909aaaae80ca9.jpg
01-10-23, 01:27 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,743
Posted By Reflector Guy

I have a feeling it's going to be a long, cold...

I have a feeling it's going to be a long, cold winter....
01-09-23, 01:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 607
Posted By Leisesturm

I don't think you should wait for a second...

I don't think you should wait for a second occurrence to get that work up. The severity of your symptoms is quite striking. I don't know how your wife was able to 'rule out' anything without any...
01-08-23, 09:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 646
Posted By cyccommute

From what you’ve described, I suspect it looks...

From what you’ve described, I suspect it looks like this

https://live.staticflickr.com/968/28338143308_15e9702108_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Kb9oHJ)IMG_1361 (https://flic.kr/p/Kb9oHJ) by Stuart...
01-08-23, 07:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 646
Posted By bboy314

Make sure you’re using the right ferrules (end...

Make sure you’re using the right ferrules (end caps) for your shift housing. Sometimes using ferrules made for the wrong diameter or brake housing can cause this.
01-06-23, 06:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 681
Posted By delbiker1

Bicycle Blue Book is close to worthless for...

Bicycle Blue Book is close to worthless for valuing bikes. There is a large discrepancy from one area to another. I am a fan of used bikes, but, if one is inexperienced, it is hard to judge what is...
01-01-23, 08:37 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,348
Posted By Lombard

Happy New Year everybody! Now,...

Happy New Year everybody! Now, please................back on topic.

The "sit bone pain" I was having appears to be sciatica. I get the same sensation sometimes while not on the bike. It is...
12-28-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,880
Posted By indyfabz

Can’t wait for spring to arrive.

Can’t wait for spring to arrive.
12-28-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 451
Posted By indyfabz

So am I, but my road bike is super hot, so it...

So am I, but my road bike is super hot, so it might be tough.
12-28-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,425
Posted By seypat

I should have said cleat covers. ...

I should have said cleat covers.

https://www.amazon.com/bike-cleat-covers/b?ie=UTF8&node=3403291
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,567
Posted By urbanknight

I mentioned this one to my wife and she said...

I mentioned this one to my wife and she said "like they'll enforce that anyway", and she's right. The "increased protections" will only be imaginary unless and until cops start citing drivers for...
12-27-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 449
Posted By dedhed

Do yourself a favor and buy some Kool Stop...

Do yourself a favor and buy some Kool Stop continentals.

Kool Stop International - High Performance Bicycle Brake Pads Since 1977 (http://www.koolstop.com/english/continental.html)
12-25-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 737
Posted By DMC707

A Handful of years back I was dating a gal my age...

A Handful of years back I was dating a gal my age - mid 40s at the time - And her whole family were avid cyclists despite being in their 70s. Since I consider myself slow for my age and her dad and...
12-24-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,525
Posted By PeteHski

Or maybe with all the robots taking care of all...

Or maybe with all the robots taking care of all the menial tasks they will have more free time to go biking. But not a problem for this life.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,241
Posted By bampilot06

My LBS sent me a XMAS gift. ...

My LBS sent me a XMAS gift.


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12-22-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,699
Posted By livedarklions

The shape of the future: ...

The shape of the future:

https://beaconathletics.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/BENCH-PlayerBench_115-380-200-768x512.jpg
12-22-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 456
Posted By Troul

if the change also immediately brought warmer {...

if the change also immediately brought warmer { 50F+ } weather, i'd jump for joy.

<--- No jumping from this guy.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,338
Posted By indyfabz

When I used to lead rides, nothing stuck in my...

When I used to lead rides, nothing stuck in my craw more than people showing up at the time the ride was supposed to start. I started putting instructions in the ride listing to show up at least 15...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,338
Posted By Koyote

Wear a shirt.

Wear a shirt.
12-13-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 569
Posted By JohnDThompson

I just cut off the Schrader head on a standard...

I just cut off the Schrader head on a standard inflator and replaced it with a Silca track pump head:...
12-12-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,525
Posted By rvman

At least when their on the electric powered...

At least when their on the electric powered anything , their not in front of a TV monitor where they definitely won't get any exercise.
12-11-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,363
Posted By Schweinhund

I wouldn't ride a one legged fork for all the...

I wouldn't ride a one legged fork for all the money you have. I know they are better than they used to be, but when you've broken one....
Jekylls are good bikes, but someone else is going to have to...
12-10-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,176
Posted By HillRider

So you advise buying twice? Why not buy good...

So you advise buying twice? Why not buy good quality and buy once? The cliche "only a rich man can afford cheap tools" seem to apply here.
12-09-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By Trav1s

That was a big lesson for me. Local store was...

That was a big lesson for me. Local store was going out of business and I picked up a cute Hello Kitty bike for my daughter. She did OK on it untll... While on vacation, she used a Trek Precaliber...
12-09-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By Bald Paul

Mass Audubon Society posted those signs. I don't...

Mass Audubon Society posted those signs. I don't know if they own the land or not, but they are not a state agency. I don't know who would be enforcing the rules, unless you ran into some irate bird...
12-09-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,163
Posted By RH Clark

Personally, I prefer my less complicated,...

Personally, I prefer my less complicated, cheaper, and easier to work on tech. Granted, I'm too old, slow, and non-competitive to get any real benefit from the newer tech. My best advice is to only...
12-04-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 737
Posted By Route 66

:thumb: I like an E-bike that doesn't look like...

:thumb: I like an E-bike that doesn't look like an E-bike.
11-20-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By base2

Cheap bikes often have non-cartridge bearings....

Cheap bikes often have non-cartridge bearings. Instead they have a fixed cup, & an adjustable cup with a lock ring. The adjustment likely needs to be revisited.

The exact tools needed will vary...
11-15-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,761
Posted By nomadmax

People found out that the majority of bicycles...

People found out that the majority of bicycles have to be pedaled, and that can lead to exertion.
11-13-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 413
Posted By Steve B.

Based on the fact that you seem to be unaware of...

Based on the fact that you seem to be unaware of what type of crank and bottom bracket you have, you are unlikely to own the proper tools to do this, I would take it to a bike shop and have them deal...
10-30-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,652
Posted By big john

Yawn....you need a new schtick.

Yawn....you need a new schtick.
10-19-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,255
Posted By GAtkins

it wasn't broken so they fixed it.

it wasn't broken so they fixed it.
10-15-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,673
Posted By rsbob

The 50+ forum is amazingly civil. There must be...

The 50+ forum is amazingly civil. There must be a “Leave your snark at the door” policy. But if your not 50 yet…. Patience.
10-11-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,197
Posted By Koyote

Thanks for granting permission. I mean, I have...

Thanks for granting permission. I mean, I have felt such shame when walking my bike up hills, but now I'm free.
10-11-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,128
Posted By Broctoon

Thank you. Your stance is noted. The database...

Thank you. Your stance is noted. The database will now reflect: adlai = opposed to e-bikes
10-09-22, 10:49 PM
Replies: 3,653
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Views: 589,453
Posted By McBTC

for the hands, happy with using bar gel and a...

for the hands, happy with using bar gel and a second wrap on the tops of drop bars... almost like having Grab Ons...
10-06-22, 03:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,977
Posted By wolfchild

Classic example of hit and run. The cyclist...

Classic example of hit and run. The cyclist should face criminal charges.
10-05-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,589
Posted By Koyote

This post makes me feel a lot smarter. Thank you.

This post makes me feel a lot smarter. Thank you.
10-05-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,589
Posted By fishboat

Calling TROLL on this ..present something...

Calling TROLL on this

..present something blatantly asinine and then ask for "Thoughts?"
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,059
Posted By Koyote

Wear a shirt, don't take any zoom meetings during...

Wear a shirt, don't take any zoom meetings during the ride, don't pull over to look into dumpsters, and -- above all -- don't blow any snot rockets...
09-27-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 937
Posted By Crankycrank

As mentioned in post #4 Microshift makes a good...

As mentioned in post #4 Microshift makes a good solid replacement for 8sp triples. Can be had for under $25 delivered. Road 3x Front Derailleurs | microSHIFT...
09-25-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 4,406
Posted By indyfabz

If your bike were nice looking you would not be...

If your bike were nice looking you would not be considering defiling it. Here’s a suggestion: Ride it and use situational awareness.
09-25-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 937
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I wonder if the cog count the two different ft...

I wonder if the cog count the two different ft ders are were different too. If the OEM Sora was an 8 speed and the replacement was a 9 cog one the cage width and the amount of travel will be...
09-22-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3,653
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 589,453
Posted By Wildwood

I had a 'senior moment' followed by a 'moment of...

I had a 'senior moment' followed by a 'moment of clarity'. And a decent, normal ride.

Spent an hour getting ready to ride: dressed, all the tools, pump tires, water bottle, etc. Left cell phone on...
09-20-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,050
Posted By Polaris OBark

E-bike helping with conventional biking

My wife got a class 1 road e-bike a bit more than a year ago, after some rather severe knee problems and general arthritis. She was no longer able to ride a conventional road bike to any significant...
09-19-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 804
Posted By shelbyfv

He played deranged on the forum but he wasn't. I...

He played deranged on the forum but he wasn't. I had some PM contact with him, he was just trolling for attention. Not to say we haven't had some with screws loose. Still do, obviously.
09-18-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Daniel4

Did you do a Google search first?

Did you do a Google search first?
09-16-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By cxwrench

If you're going to ride offroad I'd say yes....

If you're going to ride offroad I'd say yes. Because it's an air sprung fork you can actually adjust the preload. I'd also add you should take your bike to a real bike to have any work done on it....
09-15-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,321
Posted By n2t

No, I think I'm good until I learn what I want in...

No, I think I'm good until I learn what I want in a bike. Silly to upgrade before I know enough about the item to be able to actually tell a difference. Going from a 400 dollar bikes direct bike to...
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