>Have 5 mile ride home up 900 foot elevation increase >Two 7% grades, one is 0.5 miles long the other is 1 mile long >One 10% grade that is 0.2 miles long >Google maps says it will take 45 minutes >I finish in 30 minutes including around 5 minutes total of rest/walking on the 1 mile 7% grade monster >rarely ride my bike
taly’s Corriere della Sera and France’s Télévisions Stade 2 carried out a collaborative, rather insane joint investigation, and they claim to have uncovered proof of seven cyclists moto-doping at two races in Italy last month using thermal cameras disguised as television cameras.
>>945455 I didn't watch the entire thing, but it seems like they're really reaching, and pointing at anything that glows faintly. I saw the head from the actual motor test, and the shit they point at looks nothing like that or to the degree, and they seem to ignore the fact that every wheel glows just as much as the bottom brackets and dropouts they point at.
I want the cheapest possible mountain bike that won't fall apart and isn't Walmart shit. I'm not looking to compete or anything, I just want to go on the trails here without getting thrown over the handlebars when I hit a root. Is this possible for less than $300?
I got signed up for a 25 mile Bike Tour for some charity. The only bike I have is an old beach cruiser. It's heavy as fuck but the seat is comfy. The trail is supposed to be on flat paved roads. No idea if there are any hills. 25 miles isn't much and I believe we'll be going at a leisurely pace, enjoying the farmlands and good weather.
Would a beach cruiser be okay for a 25 mile scenic route or should I borrow a more appropriate road bike?
People often talk about wanting to use a bike to commute, how much quicker and easier everything would be. Infact I'd argue most people would bike to work but a few obstacles seem to get in the way.
People buy bromptons and folding bikes all the time yet still complain about how much work goes into assembling the bike or taking it about. Normal bikes, even mini velos still suffer from being too big, not suited to mass transit.
Why hasn't the unicycle taken off by storm? It's literally one wheel with a seat, super light and takes up even less space... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>943961 Depends on how you look at it. You actually want a lot of friction when it comes to wheel based movement. It gives a better transfer of torque and lets you stop more quickly. Steel on steel has lots of slipping, and as we all know, wheel slip is highly inefficient, potentially dangerous, and harmful to wheels/tires and the road/track surface.
The huge advantage of railroads is actually from aerodynamics and a larger more efficient prime mover.
The efficiency comes from the ridiculously low friction. It lets you roll and roll and roll. It's about having just enough friction to get by so you can keep your momentum. >bait Further reading: the micheline and the flop that was If you really wanted to piss about, you can consider the acceleration of various rubber tired vs steel rolling stock. The rubber tired stock wins most of the time but in the realm of commuter trains, you can have stupidly high acceleration on steel if you really wanted so, like trams and MTR stock
>>938899 Strava is the cancer that is killing cycling. Even with the changes they've made it still encourages the worst behavior out of people, and no matter what they do it allows people to believe they're 'racing' while they're actually doing nothing of the sort. Plus, you can easily cheat at Strava in so many different ways. If you want to race, then go sign up for a real road race, otherwise stop pretending. It's almost as bad as that silly 'virtual racing' crap where you're on... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
ITT: Times you have encountered downtubes in real life >be me >just riding along >see this guy sitting along the trail with his bike flipped upside down and rear wheel off >ask if he's alright >he says he got a flat and is trying to fix it >he took the tire off >took the tube out >put the tire back on, both beads on the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
So this Saturday someone got my bike (pic related), with a list price of 699 € and my actual purchasing price in a sale for 549.99 €. It was locked outside a grocery store and during the 15 minutes I was in with my son, the lock was cut and they got away. At least the bike of my son was left behind. I had to go to the cops, there I was allowed to fill a form and with a nice-weekend-wishes they sent me home. They made clear that I will never see it again as they have other problems in our 40k town than look for a bike, which I understand, but it feels shitty.
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