Advertise on Bikeforums.net



Search:

Type: Posts; User: Delmarva; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 11 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.43 seconds.

  1. I agree completely. It makes no sense to replace...

    I agree completely. It makes no sense to replace those components just to be able to say it's factory original. If will ride the way you want it to then change nothing. As long as 60cm fits you...
  2. Replies
    37
    Views
    986

    A poor design can result in component failure no...

    A poor design can result in component failure no matter which material is used.
  3. Replies
    37
    Views
    986

    Aluminum forks have been around for close to 30...

    Aluminum forks have been around for close to 30 years. So far I'm not aware of any problems with them. As with other components they have to designed for the task and work well with the frame and...
  4. Replies
    39
    Views
    1,552

    This says more than your opening paragraph about...

    This says more than your opening paragraph about why you keep swapping bikes and come across as perpetually aggravated. My recommendation would be to sell all your bikes, let time settle things down...
  5. Reads like an unrealistic seller whose bike will...

    Reads like an unrealistic seller whose bike will remain unsold.
  6. A bike that was ridden 3 times should be in all...

    A bike that was ridden 3 times should be in all but new condition except dirt on tires and a bit of brake scuffing. A description of good condition seems to indicate wear and damage. You need to...
  7. Replies
    181
    Views
    5,540

    Yes, exactly. Why spend the time and effort to...

    Yes, exactly. Why spend the time and effort to loathe a brand name and all the bikes associated with it. There's no benefit from so much work. Pass on the bikes that don't appeal and focus on the...
  8. Replies
    23
    Views
    540

    Before the op fixes or adjusts anything, as...

    Before the op fixes or adjusts anything, as mentioned above he should try shifting using a full throw of the shifter. He may in-fact be making trimmer movements of the shifter. If that doesn't work...
  9. Replies
    51
    Views
    1,351

    There are just too many variables to be able to...

    There are just too many variables to be able to say one handlebar alignment will work for all riders and bikes. Correct handlebar alignment is the one that allows you to use the riding positions you...
  10. Replies
    176
    Views
    5,272

    As a frequent lurker in C&V I agree completely. ...

    As a frequent lurker in C&V I agree completely. I have not read a thread here that strikes me as in poor taste or otherwise problematic. For a locker room experience try an un-moderated forum or...
  11. What a great holiday gift to yourself!! Enjoy...

    What a great holiday gift to yourself!! Enjoy...
  12. Replies
    8
    Views
    404

    I think that switching to flexible slicks and...

    I think that switching to flexible slicks and keeping them properly inflated will reduce pedaling effort somewhat. Size change won't do all that much. You may also want to look at a seat change and...
  13. Yes, exactly. Just store the bike inside, dry it...

    Yes, exactly. Just store the bike inside, dry it off well after getting wet and it should last for decades.
  14. Replies
    16
    Views
    498

    Amazon is a good place to look. Check reliable...

    Amazon is a good place to look. Check reliable online dealers like Universal who will usually price match. For the absolute cheapest price you will have to do some searching because shipping to...
  15. Replies
    17
    Views
    251

    Ok. Look at the construction of those units and...

    Ok. Look at the construction of those units and see if there is any significant difference that would make the 105 stronger. I would be surprised if there is. The inner plate would be stressed on...
  16. Replies
    17
    Views
    251

    How will performance be improved by going to a...

    How will performance be improved by going to a more expensive 105 derailleur? If there isn't much I don't see an upgrade. Just spending more.
  17. Yes this is the best approach.

    Yes this is the best approach.
  18. Replies
    112
    Views
    4,257

    Yes, exactly. Manipulating statistics to develop...

    Yes, exactly. Manipulating statistics to develop bicycle accident rates that are not really comparable to those for automobiles misses a key point. Bike riders are straddling and thereby protecting...
  19. Replies
    5
    Views
    626

    Welcome back to biking! You got a nice bike at...

    Welcome back to biking! You got a nice bike at an even nicer price. While bigger tires can certainly be more comfortable in some conditions they may not be needed. Where do you think most of your...
  20. Replies
    10
    Views
    335

    Squealing can come from a glaze (shiny stuff)...

    Squealing can come from a glaze (shiny stuff) that built up over time or from the lubricant. Very fine emery paper will take that glaze off rim and shoes. Wipe the surfaces clean with a dry cloth.
  21. Replies
    3
    Views
    460

    Congratulations on finding a bike you obviously...

    Congratulations on finding a bike you obviously enjoy riding. You are describing many of the reasons we all enjoy hybrid bikes! The only caution I would offer is to avoid upgrading for the sake of...
  22. Replies
    112
    Views
    4,257

    Yes, me too. The only exceptions are slow...

    Yes, me too. The only exceptions are slow suburban streets to get to a trail or bike path. I know some riders will assert they have as much right to the road as a 4,000 pound automobile. While...
  23. Replies
    18
    Views
    921

    If it's a relatively smooth ride and you won't...

    If it's a relatively smooth ride and you won't need the extra cushioning of bigger tires elsewhere I would go for the .5 on tires with a supple sidewall and high tpi.
  24. Replies
    3
    Views
    304

    Right now you are cross chaining to get a low...

    Right now you are cross chaining to get a low gear which is not a good idea. Rather than spending money learn to shift that triple more. My suggestion would be to stick with a triple but revise...
  25. Yeah the pack mentality pretty much means they...

    Yeah the pack mentality pretty much means they keep to themselves when riding and don't acknowlege other riders. As single riders I have noticed more friendliness on the road, even when all decked...
Results 1 to 25 of 260
Page 1 of 11 1 2 3 4