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Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 11,052
Posted By datlas

I expect that I fit this description. I use wet...

I expect that I fit this description. I use wet lube and accept that my chain is never "factory clean" but honestly I get 5000 miles before the chain wears to 0.5% (and that's when I replace them),...
09-16-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 700
Posted By don compton

70y0

Thanks for your reply. I rode an easy 8.8 flat easy miles Thursday and Friday. The only thing that hurts is my ass. But, I get what you're saying. Thank you
09-16-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,732
Posted By Koyote

CheGiantForLife is back!

CheGiantForLife is back!
09-14-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,232
Posted By phughes

In fairness, this thread is much preferable to so...

In fairness, this thread is much preferable to so many I have seen lately. This one is actually answerable, and sort of understandable from a personal curiosity standpoint.
09-14-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,232
Posted By Barry2

Go to your favorite sub forum, let’s assume >...

Go to your favorite sub forum, let’s assume > General Cycling Discussion
You will see a “New Thread” button at the top of the page above all the Threads.
You will also see a New Thread button below...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 11,052
Posted By datlas

Its popularity keeps waxing and waning.

Its popularity keeps waxing and waning.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 11,052
Posted By seypat

The longer the thread goes, the less likely I'll...

The longer the thread goes, the less likely I'll ever try waxing. I think the OP got his answer as to why it's not more popular.
09-08-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 13,898
Posted By seypat

Is this the "why isn't chain waxing more popular...

Is this the "why isn't chain waxing more popular thread?" It sure feels like it. :D
09-07-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 13,898
Posted By WhyFi

Been there, done that :)

Been there, done that :)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 11,052
Posted By SpedFast

This thread is lasting longer than the wax on my...

This thread is lasting longer than the wax on my chain, that's for sure!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 11,052
Posted By Kapusta

That is what 50% of all people responding to a...

That is what 50% of all people responding to a thread over 1 page are doing.

The other 50% are off-topic. (e.g., your post and my response)
09-01-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,148
Posted By Barry2

FIFY ...

FIFY
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1140x282/aleksa2_ec6b8954309b8a014b960c04dbfbcca5028d0219.jpg
08-29-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 589
Posted By Dan Burkhart

For anyone planning to buy blue Loctite I...

For anyone planning to buy blue Loctite I recommend 243 rather than 242. Same strength but it will tolerate a bit of oil or grease on the thread
08-27-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 13,898
Posted By badger1

Paying for a 'premium' (or whatever it's called)...

Paying for a 'premium' (or whatever it's called) membership on teh Biek Formz and being subjected to stupid threads like this one.

Fortunately, I've yet to do that.
08-25-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,402
Posted By Nachoman

Personally, I like to have the brightest and the...

Personally, I like to have the brightest and the lightest.
And I don't mind paying more for that.
08-22-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 451
Posted By 79pmooney

Those little tubes in patch kits - do you use the...

Those little tubes in patch kits - do you use the Rema kits? I've found the caps go back on and tighten reliably and that if I rolled the tube up or squeezed until glue started to come out when...
08-22-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 451
Posted By ThermionicScott

Transfer it to the trash.

Transfer it to the trash.
08-22-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By 79pmooney

Many older spindles were asymmetric. The idea...

Many older spindles were asymmetric. The idea that it was important that the left pedal stick out as far as the right on a derailleur bike may not have started with Shimano but they made it the new...
08-22-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,381
Posted By indyfabz

I use them and have a lot of self respect. They...

I use them and have a lot of self respect. They are red anodized caps. Go great with my red anodized hubs, skewers, headset and seat post collar that are part of my $7,000+ beautiful, super-fly,...
08-21-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,175
Posted By cyccommute

Mark the tube with an arrow indicating rotation...

Mark the tube with an arrow indicating rotation at the stem. I use a silver Sharpie because it shows up the best on the rubber.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,268
Posted By WhyFi

Frozen Yellow? Oof - bad name. That immediately...

Frozen Yellow? Oof - bad name. That immediately brings to mind "don't eat the yellow snow."
08-01-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 668
Posted By 70sSanO

You should measure your chainstay length on both...

You should measure your chainstay length on both bikes. Also, you might be able to fudge the chainline if you think 42-32 is more important than 26-13.

If I were set on running your setup, I’d...
07-31-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,847
Posted By cyccommute

Grime isnít a given. Iíve ridden tens of...

Grime isnít a given. Iíve ridden tens of thousands of miles on dirt roads without collecting grime. Grime comes from using the wrong lubricant. As a long term user of White Lightning, I donít have...
07-31-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By Bill in VA

They are a little more than your initially listed...

They are a little more than your initially listed prices, but Rene Herse has a good selection of 650B tires. They are made by Panaracer to Rene Herse specs.
07-30-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 559
Posted By Crankycrank

Whenever you mount a tire, before pumping it up,...

Whenever you mount a tire, before pumping it up, push the tire bead in and check for any tube caught underneath the bead. Pump a little air in and check again before pumping up all the way. Sounds...
07-25-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 530
Posted By PacificSpray

Thanks for letting us know. That object looks...

Thanks for letting us know.
That object looks too unsubtle to have have sneaked through the tire and tube unnoticed.
07-25-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,001
Posted By RB1-luvr

New Bike Saturday - Trek 520

After looking for a replacement for my 2009 Windsor Tourist for a couple years, I decided to buy this 2023 Trek 520. I'm tickled. I traveled three hours north from central CT to Waterbury VT to buy...
07-24-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 530
Posted By wheelreason

I would just push it out the tube and throw a...

I would just push it out the tube and throw a patch on the tube, if only out of curiosity.
07-23-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 530
Posted By PacificSpray

I am so curious as to that foreign object that...

I am so curious as to that foreign object that were I closer, I would send you a new tube just to find out. :)
07-23-22, 04:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,900
Posted By indyfabz

Already. ...

Already.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/283x178/bf08cddc_b6f9_413f_b904_7b8bccc48eac_fcd92bfab25ce3320f575305190db98e9efd40ca.jpeg
07-17-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By Rolla

The first bike: WTU (ignore). 350 = day of...

The first bike:

WTU (ignore).
350 = day of the year (December 16).
QU = manufacturing plant code.
0383 = daily production number (383rd bike made that day).
M = year (2017)

The other bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,471
Posted By la rosa

Dinottte Quad red

Dinottte Quad red
07-12-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 635
Posted By KenCarlson

I use Gatorade bottles, and I don't even need to...

I use Gatorade bottles, and I don't even need to buy the drink in the first place. I just pick up discarded bottles from the roadside.

-Ken
07-12-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 635
Posted By dedhed

I prefer a sports drink bottle because of the...

I prefer a sports drink bottle because of the wider mouth than a soda bottle.
07-08-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 864
Posted By seypat

I don't like the long throw of a Shimano brake...

I don't like the long throw of a Shimano brake level shift no matter the level anyway, so it's and improvement to me. It's a shifter that shifts and brakes, what more can I say? The levers, or the...
07-08-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 864
Posted By seypat

I think they're speed specific. My 3 x 9 has 1...

I think they're speed specific. My 3 x 9 has 1 trim click.
07-08-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 794
Posted By alcjphil

The inner cage of that derailleur is upside down....

The inner cage of that derailleur is upside down. The tab should be at the bottom, not the top
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 291
Posted By Wildwood

Bike Porn compliments Enve - link to CyclingWeekly article w/ pics

Rideable art: 10 standout handmade bikes from Enveís Bike Builder Round-Up | Cycling Weekly...
07-07-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,190
Posted By Herzlos

Literally everything you've posted here proves...

Literally everything you've posted here proves otherwise.


Assuming, somehow you're serious about riding a bike that's totally overloaded, at a rating above the tires safe limit, have you...
07-06-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,190
Posted By genejockey

Well, if he's a performance artist, he really...

Well, if he's a performance artist, he really commits to the work, because I have met him IRL, and he really is as large and as shirtless as he claims.
07-06-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,190
Posted By indyfabz

I would never patronize a bike shop that would...

I would never patronize a bike shop that would have Larry as an employee.
07-06-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,190
Posted By datlas

This is a parody thread, right?

This is a parody thread, right?
06-30-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,195
Posted By Polaris OBark

Conflating e-bike pedal-assist with electronic...

Conflating e-bike pedal-assist with electronic shifting is a bit disingenuous.
06-30-22, 06:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,195
Posted By Polaris OBark

I got it in 2014 because then, in order to get...

I got it in 2014 because then, in order to get hydraulic shifting, I had to get it, as it was bundled when first released. I have zero regrets. I went from friction down-tube shifting (which I...
06-30-22, 04:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,817
Posted By seypat

Least favorite is white. 2nd least favorite is...

Least favorite is white. 2nd least favorite is black. Most any color is better than those two.
06-24-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,223
Posted By rekmeyata

Lucky you! I had some guy yell that at me, that...

Lucky you! I had some guy yell that at me, that gave me the creeps!

One time while I was standing and cranking up this steep grade some guy smacked me the arse as they went by in their car. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,687
Posted By HTupolev

That's not a very useful way to frame the size of...

That's not a very useful way to frame the size of a gearing jump. 40gi-to-48gi and 80gi-to-88gi are both jumps of 8gi, but the former will have twice the impact on cadence and torque because it's a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,687
Posted By N2deep

I still appreciate triples. Due to a lack of a...

I still appreciate triples. Due to a lack of a solid triple with a respectable granny and the hills of Pittsburgh I switched my compact to a sub compact. Yes, larger cassettes are available but who...
05-11-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 998
Posted By Koyote

So far, this bike ain't getting a whole lotta...

So far, this bike ain't getting a whole lotta love.
04-06-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 8,363
Posted By Rolla

650B X 47 (especially tubeless) has been a huge...

650B X 47 (especially tubeless) has been a huge improvement to my riding. If I could, I'd run them on every bike I own.



Funny -- I feel exactly the opposite; electronic shifting seems...
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