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Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,050
Posted By znomit

It's for those people who ride further than you...

It's for those people who ride further than you do.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,050
Posted By big john

Out here where it can be over 100 degrees some of...

Out here where it can be over 100 degrees some of us are using bags or packs to carry extra water and food and even extra tubes. Earlier this year when all club rides were cancelled and many of our...
09-16-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,978
Posted By Outrider1

I do as well, but have the appropriate Park...

I do as well, but have the appropriate Park Utensils utensils to cook them properly.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 780
Posted By znomit

Rabid dogs

Rabid dogs
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 256
Posted By BobbyG

The fact that bike commuting is good for the...

The fact that bike commuting is good for the environment certainly contributes to the overall smugness factor of year-round bike commuting, but I really don't care...unless some environmentalist...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 780
Posted By rubiksoval

Dewpoint makes a massive difference. 73 versus 68...

Dewpoint makes a massive difference. 73 versus 68 is huge.

Being topped up with carbs also makes a massive difference.

Two single biggest factors I've ever noticed.
09-16-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,561
Posted By caloso

Funny, from my perspective it seems that MTBs are...

Funny, from my perspective it seems that MTBs are expensive if you go from comparable levels. Probably because they're more mechanically complicated.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By DangerousDanR

I believe that the short answer is yes, it is...

I believe that the short answer is yes, it is legal to ride a bicycle on the Interstate Highways in Montana. I have never ridden there, but I have driven across Montana many times. I have a Jaguar...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By seedsbelize

Out west, you can ride the interstate if it's the...

Out west, you can ride the interstate if it's the only feasible way to get across that specific stretch.
09-13-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,978
Posted By livedarklions

I buy old noodles on Craigslist and upgrade.

I buy old noodles on Craigslist and upgrade.
09-12-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,112
Posted By cb400bill

Over time, metals like an aluminum seatpost and a...

Over time, metals like an aluminum seatpost and a steel seat tube can fuse through oxidation or bind through friction. Simply applying a coat of grease between the two provides a barrier against...
09-12-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,522
Posted By canklecat

Mandela Effect...

Mandela Effect (https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-the-mandela-effect-4589394#:~:text=The%20Mandela%20Effect%20refers%20to,light%20on%20this%20unique%20phenomenon.).

People believe they know...
09-10-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,978
Posted By downhillmaster

Do you buy your noodles at a LGS(local grocery...

Do you buy your noodles at a LGS(local grocery store)or just sample them at Costco and then buy them online?
09-09-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,978
Posted By tomato coupe

Real men use the runoff from their shower to cook...

Real men use the runoff from their shower to cook their noodles. Of course, this doesn't happen much in the "soft" era of electronic shifting.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,001
Posted By velopig

Having spent years stuffing items in my jersey...

Having spent years stuffing items in my jersey pockets and streamlining what I carry I have fallen for Handlebar bags. My pockets are empty and I can carry more on longer rides. Even a small barrel...
09-06-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 724
Posted By canklecat

Smith helmets with Koroyd...

Smith helmets with Koroyd (https://www.smithoptics.com/en_US/bike-helmet-tech.html) and Trek/Bontrager WaveCel helmets...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,136
Posted By mstateglfr

last year I rode 70mi in the driftless region of...

last year I rode 70mi in the driftless region of WI and was continually surprised at all paved roads. Identical roads just over the river in NW IA's drift less region are all gravel. It was an odd...
09-06-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 724
Posted By Sy Reene

I suppose if really trying to solve for this...

I suppose if really trying to solve for this issue, a helmet like the Smith options could help, with that liner you see
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,136
Posted By Dirt Farmer

The Driftless Area.

The Driftless Area.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,136
Posted By Velo Vol

On weekends/after hours I sometimes hit the...

On weekends/after hours I sometimes hit the office park to avoid traffic.
09-02-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 985
Posted By indyfabz

I donít ration. A single guy who lives alone and...

I donít ration. A single guy who lives alone and goes through a roll per week might want to see a GI specialist or at least have a bidet installed.
09-01-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 985
Posted By BillyD

Not just Dr. Fauci, but the consensus of the...

Not just Dr. Fauci, but the consensus of the entire medical establishment at that time was to avoid a panic grab of all the masks ... much like the irrational toilet paper grab ... that would deprive...
08-31-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 597
Posted By pdlamb

I've got an older version, and it's worked well. ...

I've got an older version, and it's worked well. To answer the subsequent question, yes, the legs spread or close to adapt to a variety of hub widths.
08-29-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,052
Posted By burnthesheep

Backwards. The rear bears more weight so would...

Backwards. The rear bears more weight so would benefit from more tire if you're going to run staggered tire sizes. Why would you over inflate a smaller tire on the rear just to wind up increasing...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,781
Posted By Sy Reene

Cool.. I'm covered. I put a Stages Record left...

Cool.. I'm covered. I put a Stages Record left crankarm on my otherwise Chorus crankset. I justified it in a few ways.. 1) crankarm + powermeter done in Record = net no additional weight to...
08-28-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,136
Posted By SurferRosa

Looks like it needs a full overhaul. Buy $100...

Looks like it needs a full overhaul. Buy $100 worth of bike-specific tools and search for the required wrenching information on bikeforums, sheldon brown, and youtube. Replace the consumables with...
08-26-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 846
Posted By shelbyfv

I don't know what kind of market you are in that...

I don't know what kind of market you are in that has used bibs but I'd like to direct you to these from Wiggle https://www.wiggle.com/dhb-classic-bib-shorts-1 I can't imagine you could find anything...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By shelbyfv

Just carry a tube for a 25mm or similar. It will...

Just carry a tube for a 25mm or similar. It will get you home. If you've ever pumped up a tube when looking for a leak, you'll know how much they can expand.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By biker128pedal

Take a look at the tan wall contis ...

Take a look at the tan wall contis

https://cyclingtips.com/2020/07/continental-launches-special-edition-cream-sidewall-gp-5000/
08-22-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 882
Posted By Troul

My solution was a compact recorder that I can...

My solution was a compact recorder that I can lift still images from the footage... just finding that section in the footage is the chore.
08-20-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,238
Posted By fooferdoggie

this guy works well and its s not too bulky....

this guy works well and its s not too bulky. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JKJTDWC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1
08-20-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 649
Posted By Litespud

I commuted ~10 miles each way in Dublin for a...

I commuted ~10 miles each way in Dublin for a couple of years. I was lucky in that I was a grad student - there was no expectation on me to look presentable :lol:. In my experience, you're going to...
08-20-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 930
Posted By DrIsotope

In triple-flash mode (my preferred for daytime...

In triple-flash mode (my preferred for daytime use,) a Cygolite Hotshot 100...
08-19-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,570
Posted By wolfchild

"Gravel bike " is a very clever marketing...

"Gravel bike " is a very clever marketing strategy. The only thing that the manufacturer has to do is increase tire clearance and tweak the geometry a little bit and then call it a "gravel bike".
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,793
Posted By Litespud

this isnít like a fender bender. A bike hits a...

this isnít like a fender bender. A bike hits a pedestrian, thereís a fair chance that someone will be calling an ambulance. And if there are significant damages, it could get legally messy. Road...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By noodle soup

Crosswinds and descents can be sketchy. I was...

Crosswinds and descents can be sketchy. I was blown off the road at 48mph and broke c1, c2, and c3 vertebrae.

Every time I descend at 40+mph, it's in the back of my mind
08-15-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By Gresp15C

I think there's enough variation in the marketing...

I think there's enough variation in the marketing categories, that it's worth ignoring them and looking for a bike that's comfortable, fits well, and that you're likely to enjoy riding. The term...
08-15-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 452
Posted By Univega

Yes! It doesn't mater for the short rides (or...

Yes! It doesn't mater for the short rides (or matters less). I am hoping as we keep it up, we will first see an increase in speed and decrease in time. Then we can increase the mileage.
Too...
08-14-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,539
Posted By wolfchild

Nokian Extreme 294 winter studded tires and Alex...

Nokian Extreme 294 winter studded tires and Alex rims. This particular combo was absolutely brutal, I don't know if it was because of the tire or the rim or both.
08-14-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,705
Posted By tomato coupe

You might also want to read the shipping details...

You might also want to read the shipping details on the website:

USA Bike orders: All Customs duties due on bike purchases for US customers will be paid by Wiggle. Please place orders for bikes...
08-12-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 993
Posted By alcjphil

The suggested exercise to gain strength for hill...

The suggested exercise to gain strength for hill climbing is more hill climbing. Work on spinning your pedals faster in the lower gears. If you spin too fast, switch to the next higher gear on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By znomit

Makes sense, the way things are going your...

Makes sense, the way things are going your highways might be gnarly singletrack soon.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,374
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I'm planning a 75 mile ride that is on a...

I'm planning a 75 mile ride that is on a rails-to-trails packed gravel trail. I've found that many of the rails-to-trails trails in my state offer beautiful scenery but the towns on those trails are...
08-09-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 818
Posted By Mountain Mitch

So, was the bike ok? For most guys I know...

So, was the bike ok?

For most guys I know that ride bikes like that, their first thought if they fall is: “I hope the bike’s ok!”. So, no, you are just a normal cyclist.
08-09-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,233
Posted By Homebrew01

Saddles are like shoes. Comfortable for 1 person,...

Saddles are like shoes. Comfortable for 1 person, horrible for another.
Perhaps a local shop will let you try a few, and then buy the "winner" ?

Also, slight adjustments by angling it up or down...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,353
Posted By texaspandj

I'm a stay at home Dad/Trophy...

I'm a stay at home Dad/Trophy husband....financially, it doesn't pay much.
Can I check all the boxes?
Forum: Commuting
08-09-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,353
Posted By Digger Goreman

Then you should take a look at Wayne L. Wang's...

Then you should take a look at Wayne L. Wang's books on Manifestation, Logic, and Interpretation of Tao! His approach, through field theory, is genius!
08-04-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,958
Posted By dennis336

Thought I'd reply since so few have had the...

Thought I'd reply since so few have had the courtesy of responding to the initial question :)

I carry my phone even though I often have no reception so it's kind of for emergencies but, in...
08-02-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,958
Posted By Dirt Farmer

I only carry my phone for the maps.me app, which...

I only carry my phone for the maps.me app, which only requires GPS.
07-29-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,064
Posted By Sy Reene

First it should be tackled as why we go overseas...

First it should be tackled as why we go overseas to buy USA made stuff because it's cheaper than buying from US dealers.
eg...
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