Page 67 of 68 FirstFirst ... 1757666768 LastLast
Results 2,311 to 2,345 of 2370

Thread: I like bicycles.

  1. #2311
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Farmington, Oregon
    Posts
    16,190

    Default Re: I like bicycles.

    now do downwind on unicycles

  2. #2312
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    central cal
    Posts
    21,441

    Default Re: I like bicycles.

    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    now do downwind on unicycles
    I tell you what. A lap of the yard on the 20” trials unicycle will flat EXPLODE your quads and hams. I think the cranks are, like, 165mm, and that on a 20” wheel.

    1/2 acre at 45,000 rpm will wear you out!

  3. #2313
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Valley of the Sun
    Posts
    109,125

    Default Re: I like bicycles.

    picked up a new toy
    been looking for an all steel rigid bike since before my knee surgery
    finally found one in my size
    super pleased
    super buzzed

    7A727534-1B83-4FA0-B84A-81CF0AB7F814.jpg
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

  4. #2314
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    northern Georgia, or Mississippi Delta USA
    Posts
    23,572

    Default Re: I like bicycles.

    How many RPMs of the crank to do 15 MPH?

  5. #2315
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Central Coast, Ca
    Posts
    30,693

  6. #2316
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    northern Georgia, or Mississippi Delta USA
    Posts
    23,572

    Default Re: I like bicycles.


  7. #2317
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    central cal
    Posts
    21,441

    Default Re: I like bicycles.

    That SRAM 1x11 stuff generally comes with a 10t small cog, which will make plenty fast with moderate RPM.

  8. #2318
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    the hills
    Posts
    60,690

    Default Re: I like bicycles.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy W View Post
    How many RPMs of the crank to do 15 MPH?
    60 rpm in top two gears 16 and 19 mph. Pedal faster go faster.

  9. #2319
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    the hills
    Posts
    60,690

    Default Re: I like bicycles.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    picked up a new toy
    been looking for an all steel rigid bike since before my knee surgery
    finally found one in my size
    super pleased
    super buzzed

    7A727534-1B83-4FA0-B84A-81CF0AB7F814.jpg
    Looks cool, don’t be afraid to try different bars. I find a more swept back grip angle more comfortable than straight bars and bar end extensions. Jones bars or traditional swept back bar. You’ll have to get a different stem to get the right reach.

  10. #2320
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Valley of the Sun
    Posts
    109,125

    Default Re: I like bicycles.

    i already switched out the bars to jones bars and added lights
    looking for the right suspension seat post
    just got back from my first one hour ride on the blm land next door to house
    as the sun was rising over superstition mountain
    horse trails through scrub
    it were great to be off pavement - which is what i've been confined to for the last year on my pos craigslist schwinn
    couldn't be more pleased
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

  11. #2321
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    central cal
    Posts
    21,441

    Default Re: I like bicycles.

    Get a ThudBuster. They work better than telescopic types.

  12. #2322
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Fort Collins, Co
    Posts
    8,486

    Default Re: I like bicycles.

    Good call on the jones bars. Kinsa surpris you didn't get fork suspension, but fatties help a lot with.FFF.
    Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.
    TOM ROBBINS, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues



  13. #2323
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Bradford, VT
    Posts
    9,940

    Default Re: I like bicycles.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    picked up a new toy
    been looking for an all steel rigid bike since before my knee surgery
    finally found one in my size
    super pleased
    super buzzed

    7A727534-1B83-4FA0-B84A-81CF0AB7F814.jpg
    last time I remember you looking for a velocipede, IIRC, wasn't it a recumbent.

  14. #2324
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Valley of the Sun
    Posts
    109,125

    Default Re: I like bicycles.

    Quote Originally Posted by David W Pratt View Post
    last time I remember you looking for a velocipede, IIRC, wasn't it a recumbent.
    they're interesting, fascinating even; but i much prefer to not ride on pavement, especially public roads
    also, for the year prior to my knee replacement back in december i wasn't much into riding anything
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

  15. #2325
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    the hills
    Posts
    60,690

    Default Re: I like bicycles.

    Paul, which Surly is that?

  16. #2326
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Valley of the Sun
    Posts
    109,125

    Default Re: I like bicycles.

    bridge club 27.5
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

  17. #2327
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Frankfort, MI
    Posts
    9,824

    Default Re: I like bicycles.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    bridge club 27.5
    Looks like a fine choice, Paul!

    Jeff C

  18. #2328
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    central cal
    Posts
    21,441

  19. #2329
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    the hills
    Posts
    60,690

    Default Re: I like bicycles.

    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    that chain should last awhile

  20. #2330
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    Elmira, NY USA
    Posts
    907

    Default Re: I like bicycles.


  21. #2331
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    the hills
    Posts
    60,690

    Default Re: I like bicycles.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike H View Post
    oh boy

  22. #2332
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Valley of the Sun
    Posts
    109,125

    Default Re: I like bicycles.

    i had four flats last week
    cacti needles
    little itty bitty teensy weensy ones
    muther*******s
    this never happened in michigan
    dammit

    today i try a new tack
    i have new tires, continentals with a more aggressive tread for sand
    but i'm now running tubeless with liquid tire sealer in the rims

    forsooth, i'm still carrying a tire lever, tube, and co2 cartridge with me
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

  23. #2333
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    central cal
    Posts
    21,441

    Default Re: I like bicycles.

    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    that chain should last awhile
    Haha. The half links allow finer length adjustment, but they’re actually fairly weak compared to a standard 1/8” chain, in a lot of ways. They are VERY sensitive to chain pins, so old school chain breaking touch is needed. I’ll likely ditch the half link set up and just run a few, to allow chain line adjustments. The bike has small gears and short slots, so a full link chain would remove/add too much length per link.

    On a standard chain, you actually remove/replace two links.

    Oh, and a full length half link chain is noisy.

  24. #2334
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    central cal
    Posts
    21,441

    Default Re: I like bicycles.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    i had four flats last week
    cacti needles
    little itty bitty teensy weensy ones
    muther*******s
    this never happened in michigan
    dammit

    today i try a new tack
    i have new tires, continentals with a more aggressive tread for sand
    but i'm now running tubeless with liquid tire sealer in the rims

    forsooth, i'm still carrying a tire lever, tube, and co2 cartridge with me
    You get a plug kit?

    I remember the first generation of tubeless tires. At that point we ran them on standard rims with special tape to seal the rim bed.
    Sealing the beads has always been a bit of a lark, but those first few...

    Well, a friend of mine had his finger broken when one of the sidewalls gave way at about 150psi.

  25. #2335
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Fairfield, CA
    Posts
    2,061

    Default

    I used to get goathead thorn flats almost every ride in the fall. Went tubeless 2 years ago and have not had an on the road flat since, despite once pulling over 100 thorns picked up on a local trail. I am using Orange Seal endurance, in 38 mm tires at 35 to 50 psi. It does take a compressor to seat a new tire.

  26. #2336
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    central cal
    Posts
    21,441

    Default Re: I like bicycles.

    Quote Originally Posted by rgthom View Post
    I used to get goathead thorn flats almost every ride in the fall. Went tubeless 2 years ago and have not had an on the road flat since, despite once pulling over 100 thorns picked up on a local trail. I am using Orange Seal endurance, in 38 mm tires at 35 to 50 psi. It does take a compressor to seat a new tire.
    Compressor? Ha! I’m way to chicken, so I just use a pista pump, and set the wheel behind something, or around the corner. Make sure there’s an excellent water trap on your compressor.

    My dodge has always been to fully seat the beads, the put the goop into the stem. I have found that makes at least the first install far less messy.

    Still preferable to get this latex type stuff on you than slime.

  27. #2337
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Fairfield, CA
    Posts
    2,061

    Default

    I set the compressor to only 60 psi, so no bangs, but it takes the blast of air to get the bead all the way on. I fill through the stem too. Valves get a drop of lube on them, they still can gum up so I bought a pack of replacements.

  28. #2338
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Valley of the Sun
    Posts
    109,125

    Default Re: I like bicycles.

    posting from tonto national forest as we speak

    4C6F9FF6-084C-4AE3-B73F-FC5D9D358B6B.jpg
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

  29. #2339
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    central cal
    Posts
    21,441

    Default Re: I like bicycles.

    Need a Camelbak? I even have an unused bladder, still.

  30. #2340
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Valley of the Sun
    Posts
    109,125

    Default Re: I like bicycles.

    nah

    i'm gonna add another bottle cage and a small rack
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

  31. #2341
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    the hills
    Posts
    60,690

    Default Re: I like bicycles.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    i had four flats last week
    cacti needles
    little itty bitty teensy weensy ones
    muther*******s
    this never happened in michigan
    dammit

    today i try a new tack
    i have new tires, continentals with a more aggressive tread for sand
    but i'm now running tubeless with liquid tire sealer in the rims

    forsooth, i'm still carrying a tire lever, tube, and co2 cartridge with me
    Not sure how to fix that even with the heavy tires. What kind of tires do you have and are they getting in sidewalls and tread?

  32. #2342
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    central cal
    Posts
    21,441

    Default Re: I like bicycles.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    nah

    i'm gonna add another bottle cage and a small rack
    Around here, water bottles will get you giardiasis or poison oak. Actually, riding around can get you poison oak, because the easiest way to catch it is from cow poop. Range cattle abound, hereabouts, and they eat poison oak like nothing, then leave presents on the common trails and we sometimes cannot avoid running brought them. Gets on you, or your bottle, then you touch it...

    Same same with bottles. Lots of flowing water crossings in certain seasons and the splashing water gets on the bottles, and then you put them in your mouth...

    Anway. It’s here, collecting dust. I don’t ride that far, anymore, and I canNOT run with a back or chest pack. Drives me nuts.

  33. #2343
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    northern Georgia, or Mississippi Delta USA
    Posts
    23,572

  34. #2344
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    ibeeria
    Posts
    3,783

    Default Re: I like bicycles.

    I like bicyles.
    Diana Spencer's Raleigh up for auction might fetch 20000 margaritas
    Crazy ...you could buy a couple of really ok new bikes for that
    Bilious, choleric, sanguine and phlegmatic

  35. #2345
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    North Shore, Auckland, NZ
    Posts
    3,286

    Default Re: I like bicycles.

    'When I leave I don't know what I'm hoping to find. When I leave I don't know what I'm leaving behind...'

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •