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jimc101 replied to the thread Got paint on carbon frame during AM commute today....
" forget the paint, you still haven't finished unpacking the bike, it still has the packaging tape on the brakes. Going back to the tape, it reminds me of early 90's splatter patter, like GT and Diamondback, would leave unless OCD as it's a communter. "

12-20-14, 04:48 PM

lotekmod replied to the thread Cool production rando/tourer.
" [QUOTE=AZORCH;17403446]
This has absolutely nothing to do with functionality, but I really like the simple lettering on the top tube with no graphic splashed across the DT, the silver crank, and the color matching... "

12-20-14, 04:47 PM

lsberrios1 replied to the thread Show us your MOTO.
" [QUOTE=Edonis13;17403701]i really dont have good pics of mine, but ill share what i have.

'05 Suzuki GSXR-450 (600 with a cylinder disabled to race in a specific class)... "

12-20-14, 04:47 PM

Monkey D.Luffy created the thread 10 Speed Shimano (105) and 9 Speed Shimano Tiagra component switch?.
" I have two bikes, one with 10 speed 105 shifters, RD, FD (triple) and another is 9 speed Tiagra RD, FD (compact). How difficult would it be to move the rear derailleurs and the shifters from the bike with 105 to the other bike? I don't have experience taking off derailleurs and shifters and such. "

12-20-14, 04:46 PM

bikemig replied to the thread Bulky Panniers and Bags Aerodynamics.
" FB nailed it in post no. 2. "

12-20-14, 04:46 PM

Jed19 replied to the thread Do you ride with Road ID?.
"
Quote Originally Posted by hamster View Post
What exactly does the Road ID do that can't be achieved by carrying an ID and a card with basic info like your emergency contact # and your blood type in your wallet, and carrying the wallet in your jersey pocket?
I have a photocopy of my driver's licence in my... "

12-20-14, 04:46 PM

norskagent replied to the thread together again.
" update...put a brooks pro saddle on it, longer stem, newer tires, new cables/housing, new bar wrap and brake hoods, cleaned frame and treated some small rust spots...... "

12-20-14, 04:45 PM

bikemig replied to the thread Is this racing road bike fine for commuting?.
" I commuted to college on my racing bike but the paint job was beat to heck and I used a u-lock. The cheap lock the OP has is inadequate.

Any bike can make a good commuter but there are better bikes than the OP's bike for commuting. An old school road bike with long reach brakes and eyelets... "

12-20-14, 04:45 PM

bike-izle replied to the thread Wondering about cranks/upgrading....
"
Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
The main advantage is that they run a lot smoother and it's easier to get consistent chain tension due to them being rounder and better tolerences. Also, better chainrings are made from harder material that makes them last longer.
Yeah my current crank... "

12-20-14, 04:44 PM

Ex Pres replied to the thread 1920s? ELDI Bike Repair Stand.
" Man, I may have to go visit my parents and pass thru Greenville "

12-20-14, 04:43 PM

Binky replied to the thread First Posting: I got a Tandem on Wednesday !.
" [QUOTE=briwasson;17404247]$20 CAD! Wow, that's a deal for sure. The Campy pedals alone are probably worth 5x that.

BTW, you need to tighten your timing chain a good bit. There should be an eccentric of some sort in the front BB that will allow you do so. Probably secured by a couple of allen... "

12-20-14, 04:42 PM

lsberrios1 replied to the thread Giant Riders Unite! Show off your Giant!.
" [QUOTE=Gus90;17402675]So my stock 2015 Giant TCX Advanced Pro 1 (with k-edge Garmin mount and chain catcher) weighs 20.7lbs. I decided to buy the Giant P-CXR0 carbon rims and mount some 700X35 Clement X'Plor USH tires for faster hardpack and pavement riding and shed weight down to 19Lbs, not bad... "

12-20-14, 04:42 PM

FBinNY replied to the thread Worth a new chain, or new bike time? 1977 Raleigh.
" +1,

Notice that the chain seems to index with the teeth about 1/16" (or more) from where it would normally seat. That means it's pitch is significantly longer than the 1/2" that would have it seat properly. You definitely need a new chain, and as noted, probably a new cassette or freewheel,... "

12-20-14, 04:42 PM

SkyDog75 replied to the thread Worth a new chain, or new bike time? 1977 Raleigh.
" If it works well otherwise, throw a new chain and freewheel on and keep on riding. (If your chain is badly worn, cogs on the freewheel probably are as well, and a new chain may slip when used with a worn freewheel.) Neither part is particularly expensive -- you're probably looking at $30 or so in... "

12-20-14, 04:42 PM

bicyclelove replied to the thread Got paint on carbon frame during AM commute today....
"
Quote Originally Posted by gregjones View Post
That's how I do it!!:thumb:

I like high end stuff, so long as it isn't recent high end stuff. One step behind suits me just fine. Let someone else ride out the depreciation.
i agree. My carbon bike is a 1990 with aluminum lugs. High tech exotic stuff to me!... "

12-20-14, 04:41 PM

Captlink replied to the thread Bulky Panniers and Bags Aerodynamics.
" My information is dated but years ago I asked a similar question.The research found that the use of panniers on the front wheel was best for aerodynamics and handling.I bought some Blackburn panniers for the F wheel and have been pleased with them.
With the two choices you have presented I would... "

12-20-14, 04:41 PM

TheKillerPenguin replied to the thread Training Status??? (III).
" 2.5hrs with the team(!). Summery 28 degrees out. 95tss. "Won" the why-is-this-happening-in-december final acceleration that always happens on rides like these, doing a seated power thingus. Post-ride: they ate donuts, I ate oatmeal and tried to hide my envy. "

12-20-14, 04:39 PM

lsberrios1 replied to the thread Bont Shoes.
" Last post was sitting in a car at a parking lot about to drive off so it may not make a lot of sense.

The sole is not 50% wider, but considerably wider. It also has a curved edge at the end so it wraps a little bit on the side vs the s works being completely flat. On the S works my foot had... "

12-20-14, 04:37 PM

Carbonfiberboy replied to the thread Effects of High vs Low Glycemic Index of Dietary Carbohydrate on Cardiovascular Dis..
" Sorry, that was supposed to have been a link:
[URL="http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2040224"]JAMA Network | JAMA | Effects of High vs Low Glycemic Index of Dietary Carbohydrate on Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors and Insulin Sensitivity: *The OmniCarb Randomized Clinical... "

12-20-14, 04:37 PM