My impression is that OP is faced with scenario along lines of comparing (just one example): Trek Emonda ALR5 with Emonda S5.. questioning relative merit of going with one vs the other for a heavier rider.
Yeah, that'd be a decision that would have to be made by... "
" This is my exact issue. I was about to order size 48 Specialized Pro XC shoes as I'm happy with my Specialized road shoes. Stores don't have stock in 48 and can't order them as Specialized is out (they have Comps you can order, but I want toe studs). I looked at the 'shoefitr' on the Arts... "
" I read today that John Nash (Beautiful Mind - Movie) was killed on the NJ Turnpike. I've ridden the NJ Turnpike where he lives and I was never so scared in my life watching all the motorist drive like there's no tomorrow!
What's so sad was he was killed in a cab ride from Newark Airport to... "
" While it is pretty common for lower end cranks to loosen on the bottom bracket spindle, it is very rare for a spindle to break. Your cranks are probably more at risk than the bottom bracket. I wouldn't change it unless the bearings develop play. Just make sure that your crank bolts are tightened to... "
75% of the busted bikes that I've owned have been steel. :)
In 28 years and probably 10-12 steel bikes I never broke one. Matter of fact, I've never broken any frame, even a MTB frame and I raced aluminum hardtails for eight years. If you're breaking a lot of... "
" Where approximately is the bike located, and what size frame is it? Madison and Milwaukee are about 80 miles apart so you might want to edit the thread title to garner more support. Also, where are you located? Frame size will help to know what size bike box to get.
Edit: found a thread where it... "
" [QUOTE=JohnnyB65;17832799]Thanks I'm going to measure it to see what it is. Oh and I'm up before 5AM every morning so I'll be hitting the road as soon as its light. I can't wait to get this bike together and see how far I can actually go, I'm sure I probably will be going as far the first week or... "