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Road Cycling It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 01-19-23, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Tri flow okay?
Use Pledge.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Use Pledge.

Has this been proven by science?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Tri flow okay?
For cleats? Messy and dirt will stick to it. Plus, Tri Flow will get on the floor where you walk. Pledge is better or crayon. Should be more popular?
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Originally Posted by big john
For cleats? Messy and dirt will stick to it. Plus, Tri Flow will get on the floor where you walk. Pledge is better or crayon. Should be more popular?
I am today years old when I learned about this. Excellent!
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Originally Posted by big john
For cleats? Messy and dirt will stick to it. Plus, Tri Flow will get on the floor where you walk. Pledge is better or crayon. Should be more popular?

standby by.


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I am today years old when I learned about this. Excellent!
I use wax based dry lube
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
I use wax based dry lube
Liquid crayon.
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Some years ago a friend moved to another state. A lifelong runner, she switched to cycling and her husband bought her a lower end mountain bike. She rides dirt roads and loves it but a couple years ago she decided her bike wasn't good enough so she asked me to help her decide on what to replace it with. Of course, this turned into a fiasco as I tried to help her make an informed choice. She had it in her mind she needed a carbon fiber full suspension bike so I tried to steer her toward a Juliana short travel bike. I really thought a gravel bike was the best choice for what she does, a bit of road and mostly fire roads, but I couldn't get that across.

This went back and forth until she sent me a link to an ad for an old Giant 26er with the weird rear suspension. I told her not to buy it. Too old, outdated tech, and it won't be light, even though it's crabon. She wrote back that she already had it. Oookay. Enjoy.

Yesterday she let me know she wants another bike. The one she bought is hard to get parts for, even tires, and people where she lives don't know how to work on it and her husband is tired of messing with it. Again I try to help her decide what would work for her and today she linked me an ad for an enduro bike. Ffs. A light hardtail or gravel bike or XC bike, maybe. Not an enduro bike. I want to give up.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Has this been proven by science?
Yes. Best if you use lemon scented.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
What do I do about squeaky pedals and/or cleats.
Talcum powder.
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Originally Posted by big john
Some years ago a friend moved to another state. A lifelong runner, she switched to cycling and her husband bought her a lower end mountain bike. She rides dirt roads and loves it but a couple years ago she decided her bike wasn't good enough so she asked me to help her decide on what to replace it with. Of course, this turned into a fiasco as I tried to help her make an informed choice. She had it in her mind she needed a carbon fiber full suspension bike so I tried to steer her toward a Juliana short travel bike. I really thought a gravel bike was the best choice for what she does, a bit of road and mostly fire roads, but I couldn't get that across.

This went back and forth until she sent me a link to an ad for an old Giant 26er with the weird rear suspension. I told her not to buy it. Too old, outdated tech, and it won't be light, even though it's crabon. She wrote back that she already had it. Oookay. Enjoy.

Yesterday she let me know she wants another bike. The one she bought is hard to get parts for, even tires, and people where she lives don't know how to work on it and her husband is tired of messing with it. Again I try to help her decide what would work for her and today she linked me an ad for an enduro bike. Ffs. A light hardtail or gravel bike or XC bike, maybe. Not an enduro bike. I want to give up.
At least you're not married to her.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
I use wax based dry lube
You may be on to something. Have you considered starting a thread on the topic of immersive waxing of cleats?
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Originally Posted by big john
Some years ago a friend moved to another state. A lifelong runner, she switched to cycling and her husband bought her a lower end mountain bike. She rides dirt roads and loves it but a couple years ago she decided her bike wasn't good enough so she asked me to help her decide on what to replace it with. Of course, this turned into a fiasco as I tried to help her make an informed choice. She had it in her mind she needed a carbon fiber full suspension bike so I tried to steer her toward a Juliana short travel bike. I really thought a gravel bike was the best choice for what she does, a bit of road and mostly fire roads, but I couldn't get that across.

This went back and forth until she sent me a link to an ad for an old Giant 26er with the weird rear suspension. I told her not to buy it. Too old, outdated tech, and it won't be light, even though it's crabon. She wrote back that she already had it. Oookay. Enjoy.

Yesterday she let me know she wants another bike. The one she bought is hard to get parts for, even tires, and people where she lives don't know how to work on it and her husband is tired of messing with it. Again I try to help her decide what would work for her and today she linked me an ad for an enduro bike. Ffs. A light hardtail or gravel bike or XC bike, maybe. Not an enduro bike. I want to give up.
"I'm happy to help you find a bike that will serve you very well, based on what I know from being a bike rider for many decades, on the road, and in the dirt. However, you are once again ignoring the advice you have asked for. Last time, it resulted in a bike that became all the problems I predicted. Again, you are focusing on bike that I believe will not serve your needs as well as a different bike would. You are free to spend you money however you wish, but maybe it's best for you to do it without my input."

...or something like that. It would depend a lot on your level of friendship.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
The fact we have college+ educated people here continually fussing about their expensive bike shifter systems is an indictment of the whole system.
The expensive and the inexpensive shifter systems on my bikes all work fine.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
You may be on to something. Have you considered starting a thread on the topic of immersive waxing of cleats?
Why just the cleat, I do the whole shoe/pedal combo. Its great for the electronics
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Originally Posted by rjones28
The expensive and the inexpensive shifter systems on my bikes all work fine.
Same
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Seems like Illinois is a better candidate. Trsnrtr #P&R

https://twitter.com/6News/status/1616131027604324384
Don't think of Tennessee when I think of pies.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
The expensive and the inexpensive shifter systems on my bikes all work fine.
Originally Posted by phrantic09
Same
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Waist of tax payers money.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
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I even *gasp* use multiple wheels and require zero adjustment beside opening my phone and hitting an arrow three times
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
I even *gasp* use multiple wheels and require zero adjustment beside opening my phone and hitting an arrow three times
Say whaaat???

It can't be true.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
All over the roof and windshield, too.
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Originally Posted by big john
Some years ago a friend moved to another state. A lifelong runner, she switched to cycling and her husband bought her a lower end mountain bike. She rides dirt roads and loves it but a couple years ago she decided her bike wasn't good enough so she asked me to help her decide on what to replace it with. Of course, this turned into a fiasco as I tried to help her make an informed choice. She had it in her mind she needed a carbon fiber full suspension bike so I tried to steer her toward a Juliana short travel bike. I really thought a gravel bike was the best choice for what she does, a bit of road and mostly fire roads, but I couldn't get that across.

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Hooo boy. Wonder what kind of work needs doing on the Giant. Most work is pretty easy on 20-year-old MTBs. Finding fork/shock seals etc can be tough, but the rebuilds are usually fairly easy.

There's still plenty of good 26er tyres out there. For XC/gravel these are pretty good:

https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...&category=5528
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