richwagmn said:Wow, QR operation is pretty simple (or so I thought).
I cleaned my bike yesterday and took the wheels off for a good scrub after riding in rain the other day. I swear I put them back on good and tight. I'll be double checking, just in case.
a friend got a flat in the rear tire on a sunday ride. changed the tube in record time. hurried to not hold up the group. forgot to tighten the skewer.
I took both my skewers out, it saved me about 221.78 grams.
Weight is everything, am I wrong or am I wrong?
A lot of the cycling threads on Slowtwitch have pearlers like this, they can be great for some comic relief.lukinox said:What I find funny on that forum is that instead of everyone telling the guy how silly he has been, they all went to check the bike in case they've forgotten to close their QR.
42x16ss said:A lot of the cycling threads on Slowtwitch have pearlers like this, they can be great for some comic relief.
Curious to know people's opinions on how stoplights affect long-ride training. With gas prices what they are, I'm trying to avoid driving to my long-bike starts. Challenge is that for the first and last 8 miles or so, I'm dealing with stop lights. A typical ride looks like this:
First 10 miles - probably stopping 4-6 times.
Last 10 miles - probably stopping 4-6 times.
Everything in the middle is open road.
How much do those stoplights really affect the quality of my sessions? If I'm doing the stop and go for 30% of my ride, how much is that taking away from my endurance/benefit of the ride?
Nice! This one definitely belongs in the "Signs your new cycling partner is going to be a problem" thread.karlboss said:I had a training buddy, with whom I'd check my QRs before training and watch closely at lights, it was a favourite gag of his to undo the rear QR while no one is watching (even stopped at lights), then as you start to accelerate from a stop the rear wheel jumps out.
Here's another good oneBala Verde said:Just went over there for the first time. First thing i clicked was this:
If he is so concerned about stopping, why wouldn't he ride the 'everything in the middle is open road' section again, or up to the amount of miles he needs to put in? Or am I missing something.
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